Thursday, February 16, 2012

It's all about the ROMANCE.. with Felicity Heaton with Covet (Guest Post/Giveaway)


Welcome back to our week long Valentine's Day event! Today I would to welcome once again, the wonderful Felicity Heaton who is joining us with an exclusive excerpt of Covet, the first book in her sexy new vampire romance series!



It’s great to be back here at Reading Between the Wines Book Club for my Covet Book Tour. Today I’ll be sharing an exclusive excerpt from this scorching erotic vampire romance novella, which is the first book in my new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.

Here’s a little about Covet, the ultimate story of forbidden love, to set the scene. Javier, a sexy Spanish vampire who co-owns Vampirerotique with three equally devastating vampires, has secretly loved Lilah, a human who works at his theatre, for the past two years. The problem? Lilah is an owned human and sacred law states that no vampire other than her master can touch her out of desire. If Javier acts on his feelings for her, then her master will sense it and will come for his head. But what’s a vampire to do when he finds the object of his affections alone in a private box during one of the erotic performances and she looks at him with desire in her eyes? In the aftermath of their first time together, Javier leaves and Lilah goes after him, unwilling to let him just cast her aside. She confronts him in his apartment and Javier finds it impossible to deny his feelings for her.

Warning, this excerpt is red hot!

Exclusive Excerpt of Covet
Javier stroked her cheek and some of the darkness in her eyes lifted. “Do you hate your master, Lilah?”

“I never asked to be his. He gave me no choice in the matter. Isn’t he supposed to give me a choice?” Lilah looked away, shame burning her cheeks, heating his palm. Tears lined her dark lashes, threatening to slip and fall onto his hand. His heart ached for her and her suffering. Lord Ashville had bonded with her against her will. It was unheard of in vampire society. A human had to enter willingly into the contract with their vampire master.

Javier slid his hand around the back of her neck and drew her to him. She fell against his bare chest, her head in the curve of his neck with her forehead brushing his throat and her hands pressing into his pectorals. Bliss. He had never experienced such euphoria. He wrapped his arms around her and closed his eyes, savouring the feel of her in his embrace and the warmth of her against him.

Would she have ever asked to be anyone’s?

Would she have ever consented to be his?

“Javier... is it different if I’m acting against my master... if I choose to sleep with you?” she whispered and it felt as though she had heard the questions in his heart, as if it had spoken them to hers and she had voiced her answer to them. He held her closer to him, breathing her in, making the most of this stolen moment with her.

He had lived six centuries in this world and had never found anyone like Lilah. She was a little piece of Heaven in his arms, brought colour to his world and turned it into a paradise. Even if their time together was only this night, it had been worth waiting six hundred years for.

Lilah drew back, her hands still against his chest, burning his skin with their soft touch, and looked up into his eyes. “If he doesn’t have enough power over me to stop me from doing as I please... are we still breaking the law?”

“I don’t know.” Javier was certain that no one else at the theatre would know the answer to that question either. Snow was the oldest, over two thousand years old, but Javier doubted even he could tell them whether they were free of the law. It was too much to hope for and Lord Ashville wouldn’t care about such technicalities when he came to act out his vengeance. “Most owned humans don’t struggle against the thrall of their bond to their master. It is a violation of their will if another vampire touches them, something that pains them greatly. You are different. Lord Ashville might have given you blood, but no sacred bond lies between you. I am not sure what that means... but if he felt what happened tonight, he will still be coming for me.”

Lilah lowered her gaze again and then looked back into his eyes. “Perhaps if we made sure that I was the one breaking the law and not you... if the rules speak only of a vampire violating them, not the human, then if I’m the one to initiate things... wouldn’t we be safe?”

The idea that she was planning to sleep with him again wrought havoc on his body, causing an intense wave of desire to roll through him, destroying all sense of control in its wake. His heart said to kiss this angel who offered herself so freely to him but his mind overruled it and forced a reminder from his lips.

“I already violated them.”

She frowned. “We can say that was me too... I won’t let him touch you... I won’t let him take you from me, Javier.”

Javier stared at her, lost in her eyes and the force behind her words. The sound of his name on her lips echoed around his head and warmed his heart. A touch of rose slowly coloured her cheeks and she went to look away from him. He caught her cheek, holding her steady so her gaze remained on his, and swallowed. He wasn’t sure whether her claiming to have initiated things between them would make a difference. He wanted to tell her that but she leaned towards him and as flimsy as her logic was, he couldn’t resist her.

She dropped her hands to his knees, pushed herself up, and brought her mouth close to his. She hesitated and he realised why. He had leaned backwards, away from her. She stayed there for long seconds and then started to move away. Javier caught her around the nape of her neck and dragged her back to him, intent on kissing her, and faltered again.

His gaze fell to her mouth.

He wanted to kiss her. His blood burned with the need until it bordered on controlling him but couldn’t bring himself to go through with it. To kiss her would be to violate her. Not the bond with her master, but her purity. Just the thought of her soft mouth on his made him feel like a beast. If he kissed her, he wasn’t sure he could retain control.

“What’s wrong?” she whispered and he heard the hurt in her voice, saw it in her beautiful golden eyes when his leapt to them. Her eyebrows furrowed and she touched his cheek, fingertips burning his flesh, the scent of her blood filling his senses. His fangs dropped, pressing against his lips. He saw in her eyes the moment his changed, bloodlust swamping his irises and turning his pupils elliptical.

He raised a trembling hand and ran his thumb across her lower lip, and even that small caress was almost too much for him, branding her name on his soul.

“I want to kiss you,” he uttered and her eyes dropped to his mouth. “Would you let a monster like me ruin you?”

She leaned closer again, her eyes locked on his, and his lips parted. “I don’t see a monster anywhere. I only see a man... a man I want to kiss and make love with again... a beautiful man who ruined himself for me.”

Javier closed his eyes at the first brush of her lips and tried to hold back, tried to keep still so he wouldn’t cut her. Her warm lips swept over his, teasing him into responding, lightening his insides and chasing his fears away. She accepted him with a kiss, with words that moved his heart and tore down the walls of his restraint. He leaned into her, lifting his head, and kissed her, careful to keep his fangs away from her. For all her beautiful words, she would probably curse him if he cut her. The taste of her blood would overwhelm him.

Lilah’s tongue caressed his lower lip, coming dangerously close to his fangs. He told himself to pull away but he couldn’t. She tamed the desire with a careful sweep of her tongue over their points. He stilled, barely breathing, letting her explore them with her tongue and probe his mouth, afraid that he might hurt her.

She curled her tongue and caressed the back of one fang, sending a shiver tripping through him. He couldn’t take any more.

He caught her shoulders and gently pushed her away, his breathing laboured, fingers tight against her soft flesh as he fought for control.

“Too much?” she said and he nodded, closed his eyes and hung his head forwards. She surprised him by running her hand over his hair, combing the light brown lengths back so gently that it soothed the raging hunger inside him, giving him back control over himself and his need for her. “I’ll be more careful next time.”

Next time? He groaned at the thought. If she dared do that again, he would bite her. It had taken every ounce of his will to resist her this time. Next time it wouldn’t be enough.

Lilah rose to her feet, held her hand out to him, and smiled. “We can shower later.”

Javier frowned. Later? He wasn’t going to argue with her, not when she looked so seductive and tempting standing over him, affording him a glorious view up the short skirt of her black dress. Devil, he hungered to place his hand on the inside of her knee and slide it up past the top of her black socks to the creamy soft skin of her inner thigh. He wanted to sink his teeth into that warm flesh and hear her moan his name as he drank from her vein. He wanted to be a beast with her.

She looked around the room, her gaze pausing on something, and then back down at him.

“We should tie you up to make sure it’s clear I initiated things.”

Javier stared at her, feeling a little lost and as though he had just imagined her saying something so wicked and arousing.


Covet is available now for Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Apple devices. It will soon be available at the Sony site, but you can get it in epub from other retailers like Smashwords and my own website.

Covet
Felicity Heaton

They’ve burned for each other for two years, the forbidden attraction between them growing each night. Now resisting the sinful desires of their hearts is becoming impossible.
Javier knows better than to succumb to his hunger for Lilah. The mortal female belongs to a powerful aristocrat patron of Vampirerotique, the theatre he runs with three other vampires. A single touch is all it would take to break the sacred law of his kind, sentencing himself to death, but his passion for her has become too fierce to ignore and he will risk everything to make Lilah his.
Lilah has fought her desire for Javier since arriving at his theatre as a servant but each glance he has stolen, his eyes promising pleasure that will satisfy her longing for him, has chipped away at her defences and she can no longer deny her need and her forbidden feelings for the powerful vampire male.
When they find themselves alone in a private box during one of the erotic performances, will they surrender to their passion and live out their wildest fantasies in a night of wicked pleasure or will the threat of Lilah’s master keep them apart forever?
length: 30000 words / 100 pages
Book 1 in the Vampire Erotic Theatre series

Read an excerpt

I would also like to take this moment to mention that there is a giveaway running throughout the whole of the Covet Book Tour. The prize is a bundle of signed and personalized paperbacks, and it’s open internationally. You can find out all the details at the Covet Book Tour page: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/covet-book-tour.php


Biography
Felicity Heaton with Miyazaki Clock in Tokyo, Shiodome DistrictFelicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.

In 2011, four of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.

If you want to know more about me, or want to get in touch, you can find me at the following places: My websiteMy blogFacebookTwitter and 
Goodreads.



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22 comments:

jfort357 said...

Can't wait to read Covet!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! Love Felicity's work!!! :-)

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Jenna Froggy said...

Wow! So awesome. I forgot I was only reading an excerpt. I can't wait to read more of this!

Lori @ Romancing the Darkside said...

I absolutely loved this one! Can't wait for the next installment.

Laurie said...

I've been following you, and I can't wait to read this and the next installments! Thanks for the giveway!

Sophia Rose said...

Oh that was a beautiful excerpt! She's trying to protect him- so sweet.

Thanks for sharing and the giveaway opportunity.

Barbara said...

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED! Great excerpt, Felicity...I can't wait to read MORE! This tour is killing me :)

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Angie said...

OH MY GOSH!! LOVED the excerpt!!! What a great giveaway!

deanna said...

Can't wait to read Covet!

marybelle said...

I'm looking forward to reading COVET. On my wish list.

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Lexi said...

Very sexy excerpt, love the cover too! Congrats on your release Felicity!

Tore said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

Julianne said...

I will be getting this series. I think your book covers are fabulous.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

Covet has gotten some fabulous reviews!

June M. said...

I am definitely getting this series. Every excerpt I read makes me want it even more. Thanks so much for this great excerpt. I loved that she wants to protect him, and asks if she should tie him up, lol.
June
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Cheryl S. said...

Can't wait to read this book!!! Thank you!

Victoria said...

Sounds great - looking forward to the read :).

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vadeluna07 said...

Loving this book more and more. So excited to read it! Thank you for the excerpt.

JoAnna said...

That was a great excerpt! Adding to my wish list.

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Tanya1224 said...

I'm following along on Felicity's blog tour. I love her books and look forward to this new series. Every post I've read makes me definitely want more Lilah and Javier.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Tanyaw1224(at)yahoo(dot)com

burbanette said...

Love this site and this tour!
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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Wow! New book for me. Thanks for the interview, excuse me while I dash off to add to my wishlist.

Rachel V said...

This is a new author for me but the book sound really great. Look forwarding to reading it.

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