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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Book Feature with author Amanda J. Greene


Book Feature with author Amanda J. Greene



Whoot whoot! I have another fabulous new-to-me author to introduce to you all today! Weeee! This book both caught my eye from the cover and my interest from the blurb! So, you know, I HAD to share it with you all! I hope to be checking out this author very soon. *whispers* I have several excerpts for you so that you can get a good feel for the book. I hope it will be a good fit for all of you who choose to read it. *nods* How about we start with what the reviews are saying about her book, CARESSED BY NIGHT? Yes? Okay then. Here we go!


*Da Reviews*
(just click and read!)





And a book trailer! I love these things! What a great addition to the writing world! You Tube



Not to shabby if I might say so myself. So without further adieu, please help me welcome:



**AMANDA  J.  GREENE**


Amanda J. Greene is an erotic paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a full time university student, who works part time. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive, military husband and their sweet cocker spaniel.




**CARESSED  BY  NIGHT**
**Rulers of Darkness, #2**
Self-Published Erotic Paranormal Romance

**BLURB**

Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundreds years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.

Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.

While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.


**EXCERPT**

“Are you all right?” a man asked from behind her.

She relaxed when she realized the voice sounded nothing like her attackers; it was warm, deep, and comforting.

“Miss?”

“Y-Yes.”

Slowly turning toward the voice, relief flooded her body, her breathing began to slow, and her limbs went limp. She stumbled and prepared to meet the pavement again, but her rescuer caught her. He tenderly held her to him, supporting her. Kerstyn knew she ought to protest and shove him away, he was a stranger after all, but his touch was soothing and reassuring. She had never felt so safe and calm in her life.

Calm was the furthest thing from her savior’s mind.

Dimitri had heard the vampires’ thoughts as they followed the woman from Dark. He knew he had to protect her from the depraved creatures who intended to make a meal out of her. When he materialized in the alley, the weaker vampires caught his scent and fled, leaving him alone with the woman. Instead of feeling anger as he expected, an entirely different emotion settled over him.

Lust. It was no ordinary lust, but a heart racing, blood raging, sexual yearning and it turned his body into a blazing inferno of need. Then hunger like he had never known slammed into him. It gnawed at him relentlessly as it mixed with his unmerciful lust. The torturous combination attacked both his body and his mind. He had never wanted any woman with this kind of intensity.

His body had been dead for so long, no longer responding to sexual stimulus or blood-thirst. Thousands of years had passed since the last time he had fed. The desire and necessity for blood had abandoned him. None of that seemed to matter now. His fangs sprang free as his pants grew tighter about his throbbing shaft. This woman’s blood sang to him, beckoned him to have a taste.

Dimitri ruthlessly fought the temptation to seize her mind and take what he wanted. The dread of not being able to pull away terrified him. Realizing what precious little control he had, he shut down his senses, driving away her intoxicating scent and the warmth of her soft body against his. He forced the color from his sight, only seeing in black and white with shades of gray. Though he knew he would never forget the light fragrance of her strawberry blonde hair, the feel of her in his arms, and the sapphire color of her eyes.

He took in deep breaths and focused on the cool bite of the air. It washed over his body, rinsing away his desire leaving him as always, cold and unfeeling, like death. He was death: a true, pureblood vampire.

“What were you running from?” he asked, his tone controlled.

“I was being followed.”

He peered over her head, his eyes scanning the alley. “I see no one.”

Nausea twisted her insides as she thought of what almost happened. Thank God, this man was here. If it weren’t for him

“Do not think about it,” he said, his arms tightening about her. “You are safe now.”

She nodded, rubbing her cheek against his chest. He smelled absolutely wonderful, like dark spices. His voice felt like velvet brushing along her skin. She shivered and sighed in contentment.

“Do you need help with anything?”

His last question snapped her back into action. She stepped back, breaking the circle of his arms.

“I need a taxi.”

“A simple enough task,” he said with a shrug.

She scoffed. If it were simple, she would have been half way home by now. She turned her head up intending to face him and a broad chest greeted her eyes. She was forced to take another step back in order to get a proper look at him.

He was huge. Thick. Stacked.

He must be close to seven feet, she thought as her eyes traveled up his torso, over his wide chest, to his face.

Her heart stopped when their eyes met. They were a near colorless shade of blue. Like diamonds. His gaze was sharp, hard, filled with wisdom and strength. Intense. Warrior eyes. Yet, he could not be much older than her, around twenty-six. His golden hair glittered from the light of the neon signs and floated about his shoulders. His face was chiseled and impossibly perfect. His lips were full and Kerstyn wanted nothing more than to feel them against hers. Her eyes traveled back down his hard, honed body.

She stood, rooted to the cement, captivated by the Norse god before her.

Damn, he’s incredibly yummy.

Dimitri forced himself to remain still while she studied him. Again, he struggled against his urges, his heart thundering from the force of the shock of desire that still echoed in his mind.

He knew one day he would meet his mate, but he had underestimated the force of her seductiveness. He never expected she would spark such yearning deep within his soul. He wondered how Dorian had dealt with such overwhelming need when he had found his intended. Dorian had been the first and, until now, only vampire king to find his other half.

Dimitri’s breath caught as her small, pink tongue wet her lips and her sensual thoughts invaded his mind.

She had to go.


OOOOHHHHH!!!! Love that one! How about another?


**ADDITIONAL  EXCERPT**
(adult content)


“You’ve healed,” she whispered. Her voice was rough and her throat ached from her screams. “Your wounds are gone. That…that is impossible.”

“Not for me,” he grated.

Her eyes narrowed. “What are you?”

He dropped his head. Why now? Why did it have to happen this way? He cursed, damning Fate for the tricks she played. He hadn’t wanted it to happen this way. He wanted them to take their time, to get to know one another before he shared his secret with her. Now he was cornered. He had to tell her orno. He would not erase her memory; he could not disrespect her that way. He would not take the coward’s way out. 

He had to tell her.

His heart clenched. What if she rejected him? What if she hated him? What if he repulsed her? She was his mate, but that was no guarantee that she would understand, that she would stay with him or that she would love him.

“What are you?” she demanded again, her voice shaking.

Her thoughts screamed at him. Vampire. Vampire. Vampire! He forced his gift aside, shoving it back into the darkness of his mind.

“I think you already know,” he said before pulling his shirt closed.


*fans self* Yes please! May I have another?


**BONUS  EXCERPT**

She needed to think of anything other than her dream. As she sat on her bed, she formed a mental list of questions and those questions demanded answers. But she was not about to go hunt Dimitri down before getting her lust under control. Throwing herself at him and tackling him to the ground would not help her confusion though it would quell her newfound desire.

She had ditched her dress earlier and had slept in her bra and panties. Now, Kerstyn rummaged through the clothes still scattered on the floor where she had dropped them deciding that tomorrow she would put everything in its proper place. Finding a pair of flannel pajama pants and a tank top with a built-in bra, she slipped into her loungewear, found her pink, fuzzy slippers, and went in search of Dimitri.

Kerstyn recited her question list again in her head as she crossed the living room, passed through the kitchen, went down the hall, and stopped in front of Dimitri’s room. She raised her hand, preparing to knock when the delicately carved double doors were thrown open. Kerstyn jumped, her breath lodged in her throat.

Dimitri’s frame filled the doorway. Her eyes met his bare chest. Thin rivers of water dripped from his damp hair and rolled down his shoulders to his abdomen. He wore nothing but white workout shorts and a pair of super-sized, white running shoes.

She swallowed and forced her gaze to leave his pectorals and travel up his thick neck to his face.

“Can’t sleep either?” she squeaked.

He shrugged. The beast within him was restless, craving action. The swim had been no help, not with Kerstyn sitting on her balcony with the scent of her arousal floating on the breeze. Her hot gaze had been a caress firing his blood, triggering his need despite the cool water. He had hoped in vain a cold shower would help. Now, he prayed that a death-defying workout would do what the swim and shower could not—calm the beast.

“I was just heading to the gym.”

“Twenty-Four Hour Fitness?” she asked. She had no idea what time it was, but it was late…or was it early now? “You know, not all Twenty-Four Hour Fitness centers are open twenty-four hours.”

“I have a gym set up in the basement.”

She dropped her eyes to the floor and stepped back, giving him room to head down the hall.

“Tell me what you are thinking.” His voice was hard, rough, and felt like silk against her skin.

“Can’t you just read my mind?”

“I would rather you share your thoughts with me.”

She winced. Cross that question off the list.

“If you need more time―”

“I have questions.”

Dimitri slowly nodded and moved to the side allowing Kerstyn to slip past him. He closed the doors and, for a heartbeat, they stood in complete darkness. Then candles began to flicker, casting their soft glow about the room as a fire sprang to life in the large hearth.

Kerstyn jumped from the sudden change.

“Did you do that?” she asked, her voice a whisper.

“I can do many things.”

“You said that earlier.”


Well, I am convinced! *runs to add to TBR list* SOOOOOO????? What did you think? I am anxious to read what you thought. Tell why you liked it and why it would be a good fit for you. Tell me why you don’t think you would read it. Tell me anything! I never spotlight books that wouldn’t interest me, so give me some feedback and let’s chat! *grins* And if you think you would enjoy this book, here are the buy links to check it out!


Buy Links:

Amazon          Barnes & Noble           ARe

Erotic Escapes Ebooks             Lulu (Print)


I hope that you enjoyed getting to know a bit about Ms. Greene and her book, CARESSED BY NIGHT! Be sure to check out the trailer if you haven’t already and make use of those links to buy a copy for yourself!

Until next time …
HAPPY READING!!!



6 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting my blog tour on your site. I hope you have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you very much for the kind regards Ms. Greene! And you are most welcome. I really enjoyed reading about your book and hope to read it soon. :)
      ~K

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  2. Wonderful excerpt, Amanda. And that cover is stunning - may I ask who designed it?

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    1. Hello Ms. Masters! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I agree ~ that cover is pretty fantastic. *nods*

      I love to see authors stop by and comment. Please feel free to come back anytime! :)
      ~K

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    1. Hi Rachel ~ It really does sound great, doesn't it? I really need to find time to get some of these new authors with awesomesauce-sounding stories read. It is a summer goal to be certain! Although for us, winter is much slower, so it may take a bit longer to make progress, but progress I will make! May you be able to read the book soon and enjoy your time spent with it. :)

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