Vampire, Shifter and Superhero romances, for 0,99 to 1,99 or FREE

I admit. I’m into romance, the hot kind, paranormal, supernatural and dark, if possible. I’ll have them with really steamy scenes, please, or I’ll file a complaint. If you’re like me, then you’ll be happy to learn that…

Having access to tons of reads through my job, I will be posting new hot romances, freebies and special offers (0,99 to 1,99)! I’ll be your romance reads contrabandist. Interested?  Stay tuned, loves!

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For starters:

If you’re into vampire, shifter and superhero romance, I have a number of books out there that will ignite your passion and make your evenings special. They are either on special offer, or free, and they’ll remind you of Twilight and Christine Feehan’s Carpathian series.

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Prince of Midnight is currently only 0,99 on Amazon, and free to read in KU!

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Let me tell you a secret–Dracula had a brother. This is true. They called him Radu the Handsome, but his beauty was deceiving, and it hid a deadly secret…

With high ambitions as a journalist, Juliet Jochs travels to the Carpathians to investigate a mysterious and unnaturally beautiful prince. She suspects that he’s a dangerous man, and that this mission may cost her life. But, as the prince’s masks begin to peel off, she fears she may lose her sanity.

Prince Radek’s dark powers suck Juliet into a whirl of hypnotic desire–no woman has ever resisted his lures. But something is different about her, special, and he’s growing dangerously addicted to her. She must keep her head above the water if she is to save herself, run away and not look back before he consumes her completely. But can she resist opening the last door to his most terrible secret?
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You can grab book two, Prince of Obsession for 1,99, or read for free in KU!
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Carpathian prince Radek the Handsome has one last, dirty secret.

When Prince Radek is forced to strike a deal with his older brother Dracula, his young lover Juliet must pay the price–and is forced to leave him.

They meet again later, when he comes to her city on secret business. The Prince tries to keep cool when Juliet probes his shady dealings, but his craving for her grows obsessive and even dangerous, striking with a vengeance after their time apart. Stalking her from behind mirrors at night, he can barely contain his lust. But can he afford to lose control now that he’s so close to attaining the very goal for which he sacrificed Juliet years ago?

This is book two of the series Dracula’s Bloodline.
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Prince of Blood is the latest book in the series! Get it for 1,99 or free in KU!
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Dracula exists.
For centuries he’s been lurking in the underworld, searching for the one woman whose blood can make him invincible–Dracula’s Grail
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A shadow stalks librarian Ruxandra Len, a demonic power from a past she can’t remember. Intrigued when she discovers that her bloodline leads back to the notorious Prince Dracula, she travels to the Carpathians to learn more. But what she finds is a truth darker than legend.

The Prince of Blood fascinates Rux. His dark energy weaves a web of enchantment around her, making her crave him. But just as the Dark Lord thinks she’s ready to surrender her blood, the deepest shadow of her past emerges. Can Vlad Dracula defeat an even older, darker legend, and protect the woman who means the world to him in more ways than he likes to admit?

This is book three of the Dracula’s Bloodline series. It has a HEA and a lot of steam.

Book four is in the works, and will hit the Zon on the 22nd of March, so in less than a month 🙂
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YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO LOVES VAMPIRE AND SHIFTER ROMANCE? Let them know 🙂 And there’s more! If you like superhero romance (genetically engineeered superhumans falling in love), I have two free stories out there!
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If you want something mysterious but sweet, Hyperion is the story for you 🙂
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Hyperion is an assassin with a fist of iron and a heart of ice. Not entirely human, he’s the only one who can fight a special kind of enemy. After being sent to the Dark Forest, he sets up camp and begins observing his target from the shadows. There’s little Hyperion doesn’t see coming, and even less he can’t deal with. That is, until his target’s young wife, Ligia, steps into the picture. A woman in need of protection seeks the assassin, and threatens to melt the heart that has been frozen for so long.
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Want something more dangerous, dark romance, with dark steamy scenes? Prepare for triggers and forbidden lust with The Revenge of Andrey Jones
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There’s a fine line between love and hate

Lila Banks is driven and cool-headed—until she meets dream employer Andrey Jones, and finds herself drooling over him. The last thing she expects is that he’s hated her for years. His father, the villain known as Big Boss, had once left his family for Lila—or so Andrey thinks. Today, he wants revenge.

Cold, calculated and almost evil, Andrey uses Lila in vile ways, but the boomerang is bound to return. Will Andrey be able to resist Lila when she turns his own weapons against him? A story of dark seduction, walking the fine line between love and hate.

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EXTRA for 0,99 on Amazon, gothic supernatural romance, The Soul Trapper
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When beauty hides a curse.

Saphira is cursed with exceptional beauty. To her parents, she’s a goldmine. They want to find her a rich husband to save their own failing business. Enter the Marquis, a wealthy assassin with a secret grudge against Saphira’s parents and the rest of the town’s elite.

Forced into an arrangement she can’t escape, Saphira is pulled down a dark path of revenge. Certain she won’t survive the Marquis’s plot, she tries to keep her sanity by doing the one thing she knows how–she paints him. What she doesn’t expect is that her nemesis has another face only she can see. And that she has hidden powers of her own, powers that can either redeem or doom his soul.

For fans of Christine Feehan and Nora Roberts.

A dark paranormal romance with HEA guaranteed.

MORE TO COME, FOLKS! Stay tuned 🙂

Gypsy Love Magic

WARNING-DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME
Loves, I’m really excited about today’s article. Today we’ll be talking Gypsy Love Magic! As you may know, I’m working on a new novel, titled The Devil’s Elixir. The novel is a sequel to The Executioner, and it takes place in the same setting—the coast of the Black Sea in Romania. Leona, the heroine, is of gypsy descent. Since I originally come from the town where the story is set myself, I grew up among the gypsies, and I grew up with their magic. I watched people from the “high society” come secretly to a gypsy’s wretched basement, bringing pieces of clothing from the objects of their desire, and paying for the magic that would bring them said persons’ love.
How I ended up in a gypsy’s basement myself as a member of the same “high society”? Well, the path of life… The gypsy’s daughter was my best friend (which inspired the friendship between Alice and Leona in The Executioner).
The rituals per se are highly secret, and they require very thorough preparation. They can only be “stolen” by an apprentice, who assists a master in the performing of the master’s craft. I was there often enough… But, as the daughter of two scientists, I drew some unusual conclusions that we’ll be talking about in future articles.
Usually, the ritual involves fire, pieces of clothing, and blood. In most cases, the desired man/woman is to drink the blood (coming from the inquirer), which is slipped into their drink, be it coffee, tea or alcohol (needless to say, in water, things can get nasty). A special spell needs to be cast over the blood by a savvy spell-caster; without this ingredient, the ritual would be useless and have NO effect. But, against popular belief, the spell caster doesn’t need to be a witch or a sorcerer, every human has their own specific kind of energy that can be more or less suited for casting love spells; we’ll be talking more about this in a future article dealing with born talents, predispositions, and … superpowers.
Another widely spread technique among the gypsies is the voodoo love spells. Those usually involve puppets made of canvas, bound with the involved partners’ hair, fingernails or, again, blood. Again, well-mastered spells must be prepared and cast over the puppets. The problem with this type of magic is that this technique makes people slaves to each other in the best case; the love can be all-consuming and insane but, in the worst case, the object of your desire can lack will in the relationship, and they are simply dragged around like puppets indeed.
In order to win the love of their crush, people are often willing to resort even to this kind of (black) magic—which is highly dangerous, and which Leona Ignat, our heroine, does not resort to. But what if every person were born with a certain talent that, given the proper guidance, can turn into a superpower, making magic obsolete?
The Executioner is as much a love story as it is about Alice’s journey to discovering her own superpower (venusian power) and honing her skill. In The Devil’s Elixir, Leona will discover and hone her own. If you’re curious and want a sneak peak, the first two chapters of The Devil’s Elixir are available for you here (Chapter One) and here (Chapter Two). The Executioner is available in full on Amazon: The Executioner Part One and The Executioner Part Two. My third book,The Soul Trapper deals with a different superpower (hint in the title :)).
And there’s so much more to talk about! I’ll be back later in May with more articles about talents becoming superpowers, signs that he’s into you, and why do girls desire to be loved obsessively, almost “gothicly”?—the secret to Christian Grey’s and Edward Cullen’s massive success.
And since we’re talking love, let us escape and fantasize—no, visualize(higher chance that we will one day actually experience that kind of love/relationship)! How would you like to be loved? Sweetly, passionately, madly, deeply? Lay back and let yourself be carried by your innermost desires. Here is a choice of loads and loads and loads of FREE romance books—I’m sure that at least one of them will go straight to your heart, and nestle in there to one day sprout a love just like it.

 

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3 types of love that impact your life dramatically

As a writer of romantic suspense imbued with psychological mystery I explore the topic of love in depth, and have been doing so for many years. Okay, I’m “using” it, too, like some people use drugs. I can never get enough of it. Love is the ultimate pleasure, and research has shown that human life does, indeed, revolve around love.

But love comes in many forms, and in this post (part 2 next week) we’ll look at the main types of love that impact us hardest and what they say about us.

  1. Love at first sight and secret love

Did you ever feel you fell in love as if “struck by lightning”, as soon as your eyes locked with another’s? Love at first sight is something you remember your entire life, it’s extremely strong, and puts butterflies in your stomach. But you must keep in mind that this kind of love is addictive. You soon feel you can’t breathe without the person.

What’s just as strong is the secret kind of love, as ravishing as love at first sight, only that it’s impossible to bring it to expression. This is the kind of love in which you hope that the other person feels the same, but it’s impossible for you to explore the relationship due to external or moral obstacles. This is the kind of love you might feel for a teacher, a married boss, your boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s best friend, your best friend’s ex; generally, people who are “off limits.” This kind of love often fuels romance novels, and they’re often inspired by real life situations – I’d love to hear your stories here, so please share in a comment, if you feel comfortable. Let us explore this further.

  1. Unrequited love

This is an extremely painful kind of love that everybody goes through at least once in a lifetime. In this situation you love someone intensely, but you’re aware this person will never love you in return. It’s a devastating but also transformational kind of love, the love that conveys most emotional maturity and depth. It’s a cathartic, purifying, and deep-drilling kind of love. Being tried and forged in this kind of love will ultimately make you a fascinating person.

  1. Obsessive love

This is the kind of love where one partner is obsessed or emotionally dependant on the other. One feels completely helpless and lost without their loved one. Unfortunately, obsessive love can only lead to the destruction of the couple because the way the obsessed person expresses their feelings hurts the other, limits them and/or conditions them. Obsessive lovers are often afraid and lack confidence, which is human, and obsessive love is something almost everybody experiences at one point in their loves. Whatever goes beyond that, nevertheless, (repeated or particularly intense loves that elicit questionable action) may be a sign of mental instability or mental disorder. Stalkers are “born” of obsessive lovers. Got stories? I’d love to read them! Leave a comment, if you feel comfortable, and let’s talk about it.

Feel like more love talk or personality tests that will reveal who you are? Feel free to roam this site for them in the upper sections like the “Personality Tests” section, or by scrolling down among older posts – there’s a whole lot to choose from there. On Twitter and Facebook we discuss hot matters daily, so stay tuned : )

 

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10 less popular truths about love

Psychology has shown more than once that human life revolves around love. A broad topic that’s been approached in all ways possible, and is yet far from exhausted. Especially us, writers, explore it in novels, short stories, novellas, seeking to satisfy our cravings and curiosities. One of my own personal favorites? – Is eternal infatuation with one partner possible? I’ve been exploring this one for a while now. Don’t get me wrong, I have deep appreciation for the “good wine”, the profound love that begins once the testosterone level has dropped and the juices of lust have dried, but I still relish it when voltage stirs the butterflies in my stomach. In my psychology research for my stories I came across many valuable pieces of information, and here is a sneak peak – some of the less popular truths about love.

  1. People look for very different types of love. Do not assume your lover is looking for the same as you are. You may be driven by a need for consuming love, while your partner seeks profound friendship. The variety is endless.
  2. You’ll like this one – You might mistake fear for indifference or irritability. Your partner may have chosen distance in order to protect themselves.
  3. You may be surprised by a desire to leave a partner that you love. Even by the desire of being with someone else. Such thoughts are normal, and they are born from fear. It is wisest not to act on them until time validates them.
  4. You’ll sometimes feel that you’re too good for the person you’re with.
  5. Having children does not strengthen relationships. It weakens them. Exhaustion and a feeling of being overburdened take a heavy toll. Work is required in order to grow from that.
  6. Keeping the romance alive over the years requires hard work and psychological finesse. Education on the subject is paramount. Read, read, read.
  7. You’ll often feel offended, and you’ll feel the need to insult back.
  8. The first time your partner will belch in your presence without apologizing will hit you hard. That’s when they’re getting too comfortable, and you’re starting to feel taken for granted. Yes, it’s the beginning of the end.
  9. Sometimes you may cause each other pain on purpose, and it’ll have nothing to do with fluffy handcuffs and red bedrooms.
  10. The greater the love, the greater the risk.

Enjoyed this? Plenty more where it came from. Feel free to roam this site for many similar goodies, and follow me on Twitter and Facebook for further discussions about love and relationships. For even more secrets and talks, subscribe with your e-mail, and you’ll be notified each time a new discussion has been launched.

I love hearing from you. Please leave a comment with your thoughts on the topic, suggestions or experiences. The best discussions often take place in the comments section under the posts : )

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Personality Test – What do your Love quotes say about you – Part II

Exploring what our Loves say about us is a nearly inexhaustible pursuit, for which reason here we go with a new personality test that will reveal some more about what your feelings and mind-set about love say about you. Read the following quotes an decide which one of them resonates with you best:

  1. “And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God.” Les Miserables
  2. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” Tolis
  3. “I saw that you were perfect so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” Angelita Lim
  4. “In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.” Theodor Reik
  5. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” Plato

Interpretations:

  1. To you, love is the purpose of all existence, and intense love is where you imagine the peak of your life ; you exist to find the purest bliss of love; you do value sensation in love, you want to get high on it, to experience both the adrenaline and the deep calmness of it; you were born to be a lover.
  2. Requited love gives you power and energy; you’re all about hunger and passion and fire as long as it’s requited; you might’ve had some painful experiences with unrequited love, which has hardened your skin, so to say; your heart is a place hard to reach, but once done, it’s quite a ride.
  3. You’ve had painful experiences in life, and you appreciate a human and humane lover above all else; you have wisdom and deep understanding and tolerance for the human being; your ability of loving – and even desiring – imperfect people makes you quite a valuable gem.
  4. You’re all about selflessness, and you’re also a positive, happy person; you’re kind, generous and sweet, a young soul, the soul of the spring; you’re hopeful and bright and you can really lighten up another human being’s life; beware of negative, depressive characters that might drain and consume you attempting to save themselves.
  5. You’re creative, sensitive and a dreamer; you’re an idealist with really strong emotions; you may actually be a rather conscientious person in everyday life, but when it comes to matters of the heart you can change into a magician; you’re not philosophical about love, you feel more than you intellectualize, and you can give your lovers the experience of their lives.

And since Eros (love) and Thanatos (Death) are so closely interlinked with each other it’s only logical that the next personality test will explore what your Death Quotes say about you, coming up on Wednesday. Stay tuned for an intense one!

Enjoyed this? Plenty more personality tests for you here! I’d love to hear from you in a comment and, to prove my love and appreciation, I’ll keep the personality tests coming. A very special next personality test on Death Quotes is due the following days, and a new chapter of The Executioner tomorrow, the Part II of which is due for release in about a month! Check out the entire part I here, and stay tuned for a new episode of the free online novel The Marquis on Friday! : )

 

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Quiz – What do your Love Quotes say about You?

Time for a special quiz, prepared carefully with love! Please read the famous quotes  below – which one appeals to you most? Your heart’s choice will say something about you . . .

  1. „Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible tot he eye.” H. Jackson Brown Junior
  2. “True love is like ghosts which everyone talks about and few have seen.” Francois de la Rouchefoucauld
  3. “Take away love, and our world is a tomb.” Robert Browning
  4. “Love is like war: easy to begin, but very hard to stop.” H.L. Mencken
  5. “The course of true love never did run smooth.” William Shakespeare

Interpretations:

  1. You are wise and deep; possessive and demanding, but also accommodating, perhaps sometimes indulging; you’re idealistic and have the wisdom of insight rather than the wisdom of experience.
  2. Your feelings run deep; your love is hard to earn, but once obtained it’s rock solid; to you, love must encompass body, soul and mind, and must be tried in the challenges of time.
  3. You’re incurably romantic and dreamy; you not only dream of the perfect love, but can also be the embodiment of romance; you make efforts for that, you’re sweet and kind.
  4. Your feelings are so intense, that even you’re afraid of them; you keep control on them because once they roll, they’re like an avalanche; you’re probing and demanding.
  5. Your soul is old, no matter how young your body; you either have a lot of experience or you’re a keen observer; you have understanding for your partner and are capable of loving their imperfections.

Enjoyed this? Plenty more quizzes here for you to enjoy! I’d love to hear from you in a comment and, to prove my love and appreciation, I’ll keep the quizzes coming next week as well. Stay tuned : )

 

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Beauty and the Beast – Ep. 29 of “The Marquis”

Jeremy’s fingers clench around my upper arm. He practically drags me down the stairs and out of the inn into the nightly rain. I’m scared and calling his name, begging him to release me, but he doesn’t stop even as I stumble and lose my shoes. He treats me like a worthless criminal, and I sense his jealousy, frustration and broken pride at having lost so much to Kieran. Hatred is driving him mad.

His men follow, and Jeanie calls after us from the rear of the flock, but Jeremy’s way too deep in his wrath to mind even his sister. He drags me down the street, taking the middle of the road and displaying me like a Salem witch, his policemen sloshing behind. I’m scared as heck to see the Black Monks so close, but they keep quiet on the sidewalks, their faces only black gaps under the hoods.

Lights go on here and there, and prying faces with tousled hair appear behind windows with lamps in their hands. But soon fear wins over curiosity and they close even the shutters, leaving the decaying historical buildings only shadows in the heavy rain. I’m soaked and freezing, my cheeks hurt from the cold, and I feel catapulted back into the darkest times of the Middle Ages.

Little by little the town goes silent like a graveyard, only our precession’s rhythmic slosh down the road cutting through it. I scramble and limp awkwardly as my foot soles go bloody, but the pain is insignificant. Thoughts of Kieran fill my head. These cratures are too many. Kieran and his men are at their mercy, and it’s all my fault.

As we reach the grey mausoleum that my parental home looks like my heartache for Kieran is almost unbearable. I’d give my life to be able to take back what I asked of him. I’m driving myself crazy and only let it go a bit as Jeremy throws me into the big armchair by the fireplace.

One side of my face is suddenly burning from the heat, but the other one feels like needles as it defrosts. I try to get up and talk to Jeremy, but he pushes me back into the now drenched – and ruined – cushioned antique. Someone tries to put a blanket around me, but he doesn’t let them. I go instantly angry, and I’m determined to say something, but people – most with white hair and reprimanding expressions, some even with expensive canes – trickle into the room, making me stop with my mouth open. They seem so well synchronized in their arrival timing, that I’m sure the gathering must’ve been prepared in advance. A meeting of the elite circle, of which Jeremy has been holding ever since Gunnar died.

My mother comes too, but she stops by the entrance, clutching her hands before her mouth, eyes swollen from crying. She looks at me like she’s doing something terrible that she’s yet convinced she must for my sake. Soon more women follow, some much younger than their male companions.

“The beast has managed to escape,” Jeremy begins like a master of ceremonies – or sectarian leader by the way he opens his arms and raises his voice. “But don’t be dismayed! We got Saphira back, and she’ll help us bait him to us.”

I’m beginning to see where this is going and jump up from my seat. “What? No!”

“Kieran Slate, a.k.a. the Marquis of Vandenesse is a killer and a monster.” He tries to cup my face in his hands. I slap them and jerk back, but it doesn’t throw him off balance at all.

“It’s safe for you to speak out the truth, Saphira,” he says. “The doors are closed and sealed, we’re among the most trustworthy friends of your father. They know all about Kieran Slate and his story, they know he’s an engineered serpent-man, and that he forced you to be with him.”

“His story, yes. I wonder how much the people here contributed to that story,” I spew angrily, my eyes sweeping over their affected, arrogant, despicable faces. I wonder how many of them had their way with Catherine before Gunnar finished her, and I shudder as the atrocity of that crime courses through me once again.

“Saphira, the Marquis killed important men from Northville,” Mum intervenes with a step forward. “He has the power to hypnotize people, and this is how he got you on his side, but –”

“No one got me on their side, mother,” I cut her off. “And I can’t believe you speak of important men as if Catherine Lancaster or any one of these monsters’ victims were something less.”

She shakes her head like someone trying to get rid of a too painful truth. “The Marquis kills in a horrendous way.”

“More horrendous than gang rape and torture? Do you have to feel it in your flesh to understand the gravity of that?” Blood floods my veins in a rush, my face must be on fire and I can’t believe what I just said to my mother. I go mute in a second.

“This is preposterous,” a male phony-face with nasal voice intervenes. “She’s on the beast’s side!”

“We can’t use her,” another guy cuts in. “She was engaged to the monster.”

“Against her will,” Mum exclaims. “He wanted to use her in his revenge, and he blackmailed her. He manipulated her mind, look what he turned her into!”

“Manipulated or not, she’s clearly in love with him,” a woman with huge implants and super pumped lips chimes in. Once again being good with faces comes in handy – I recognize her from the Night of Venice, when her attitude was very different. She drooled over Kieran and looked daggers at me as he said I was his girlfriend.

“She’s the devil’s mistress!” An angry old man shakes his cane.

“And she must enjoy his bed since she defends him with such force. She’s as rotten as he is.” – Pretty Lauren with an evil grin. She stands with her arms crossed in a corner.

Voices rise over each other, and once again I feel like one of Salem’s witches. Jeremy moves around energetically – things clearly aren’t going according to his plan. These people are more interested in exorcizing me than using me as bait or whatever else. But this is not about me or these bastards’ inquisition-worthy trial, it’s about Kieran Slate, the man I’ve fallen in love with madly, stronger than I ever thought possible. I look the truth in the face – I’d do anything for him. It’s now or never. I squeeze my eyes shut, pray, and as my eyelids snap open again I make the first move.

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