Sunday, May 19, 2013

Road Tripping and a New Release

Hello from Georgia. As I mentioned in last month's post, I'm on the mainland for the month of May (and the beginning of June). I flew from Honolulu, HI to Nashville, TN for my college buddy's wedding. I was a bridesmaid. It was a beautiful ceremony, a fun reception, and a very interesting after party. Yes, the wedding had an after party.

From Nashville, TN it was off to Augusta, GA (driving) with my mom and her "friend." I always love how older generations refuse to use the term boyfriend (or girlfriend) when referring to the person they are dating. But I digress. After a quick overnight stop off in GA, it was off to Las Vegas, NV with stops at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City, OK and Flagstaff, AZ and finally Nellis AFB outside of Vegas before we checked into our rooms at the Wyndham Resort.

To those wondering, yes it was a really long drive, going and returning. I was very happy when we got back to GA and my mom dropped me off at my brother's place in Atlanta because I knew that meant I would be stationary for a while. Tuesday I'm heading to FL via bus to visit my dad for week, but that's Tuesday. For right now, I'm relaxing and catching up on promo for my new release that came out while I was traveling.

I and the heroine of my latest title have a lot in common -- Jeliyah also found herself on a 20+ hour roadtrip far from home after her new partnership landed her on the wrong side of a hunt.

CREAM (On the Hunt)
by Zenobia Renquist

*Erotic Vampire Romance*

She’s entered a world where blood, sex, and cash rules everything around her.

What do a four hundred-year-old vampire and a mid-level necromancer have in common? Money. Jeliyah needs it to pay off the people who trained her and Teaghan enjoys killing to get it. Together they hunt rogue vampires—assuming Teaghan can focus on something other than getting her in bed and Jeliyah doesn’t put a bullet in him first.

The uneasy partnership promises to be lucrative until Teaghan and Jeliyah get on the wrong side of a feud. Jeliyah is forced to use forbidden magic and finds herself bound to a man she should hate—but whom she can’t stop fantasizing about.

Every second they stay alive fuels a growing desire Jeliyah is unwilling to deny. Is it the magic? The danger? The only way to get the answers she craves is to outrun the enemy or kill them. She knows Teaghan’s preference but it’s Jeliyah who must put their mind-blowing sex aside and make the choice that will decide both their fates.

Inside Scoop: An interracial romance between a wannabe-gangtsa vampire and a career-focused magic user who go from being the hunters to the hunted in an exciting new urban fantasy world.

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Teaghan kicked the room door shut behind him and then laid her on the nearest bed. “At least this time you’re not glowing. Let’s not make a habit of this.”
“I feel the same.”
“Then again…” His gaze wandered to her breasts.
Images of Teaghan running his hands over her breasts and teasing her nipples entered her mind. She reared up and smacked him at the same time she brought her other arm up to guard her chest.
Teaghan didn’t react except to grin at her. “You’re flushed, necromancer. Your heart rate jumped too. My little idea get you all hot and bothered?”
She glared at him.
“No? How about this one?”
A mental picture of Teaghan yanking off her panties so he could run his tongue over her clit invaded her mind. The detail was so vivid Jeliyah felt her pussy twitch in anticipation. Damn the man and this stupid mental connection. It might be one way, but she had access to his thoughts and now he wasn’t trying to hide them. “You can’t do that without an invitation.”
“So invite me.”
“Shouldn’t you be going to sleep? The sun is up.”
“Sun’s got nothing to do with me.” He moved closer, planting his hands on either side of her legs and leaning into her. “Invite me.”
Jeliyah scooted back off the bed and away from him. Once on her feet, she said, “Don’t get all cocky just because I took some of your blood, vampire. I told you that was a one-time thing and not to get ideas.”
“Yeah, I heard you but,” he hopped the bed and crowded her against the wall, “here’s the thing. You could have gotten the same results by asking me to open a vein. A simple prick to the finger for a few drops of blood would have sufficed. You kissed me, necromancer.”
“It was a split-second decision. Back off.” She clutched the necrome at her throat and said, “Shield.”
Teaghan laughed as the shield expanded to include him. “Forget something important, did you? Your necromes recognize me now. I’m not a threat.”
Shit. She’d forgotten one of the major side effects of Recognize. Her necromes—and any others made from her blood—no longer worked against Teaghan. There was no way to deactivate Recognize either, just like an invitation once given.
She shoved at his chest but he kept leaning forward until his lips were close to hers.
He said, “Let’s talk about that kiss.”
“It was spur of the moment. It meant nothing.”
“Care to test that theory?”
“You can’t. I haven’t invited you.”
“Kissing is the one thing I don’t need an invitation to do.” He pushed his lips against hers as he forced her hands over her head and pressed his body closer.
Jeliyah couldn’t turn from the kiss, though she tried. This wasn’t fair. Vampires needed permission to enter a person’s body. Why didn’t that extend to kissing? And why was she giving in to his kiss?
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Tina Donahue said...

I love Georgia - beautiful state. Been there many times.

Cream sounds delicious - really enjoyed the excerpt. :)

Kelli Scott said...

Awsome cover! Nice excerpt!

I'll bet you are jonesin' to get home. I would be. There's no place like home.

Zenobia Renquist said...

Tina - GA has been treating me well since I arrived. Only a little rain. Mostly sunny skies and comfortable weather.

Kelli - I really, really am. Even if it's family, I never feel right staying with people. :P

~ Zenobia

jean hart stewart said...

No place like home, as Dorothy says! Great excerpt. I love original premises like this.

Fiona McGier said...

Sounds like some hot vampire action on the way! Another for my TBR pile for the summer.