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Manday Hotties: Francis J Cura

Manday Hotties Hop

Manday Hotties Hop

It’s that time of the week again. I thought the last Manday Hotties Hop post of the year needed to be a special one. This is one of my favorite models–and as you’ll see at the end of this post, he is going to be on the cover of one of my novels.

Don’t forget to check out all the other great blogs participating in this Hop, hosted by author Felicity Heaton. Click on the picture at the left to go to the main page and scroll down for the list.

For more information on Francis J Cura, check out his official website and his profile on Model Mayhem.

Is it any wonder he’s on so many novel covers?

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Now for the cover of my upcoming novel. Click on the cover for information on the series and where to buy the first books.

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So, do you like Mr. Cura? Do you think he makes a good hero? Have you read any novels with him on the cover? Have you used him for a cover?

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2012 in Francis J Cura, Manday Hotties

 

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Vampire Love Wins: Alex O’Loughlin as Mick St. John

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I am so happy about this. I know it’s because of us obsessed faithful Alex fans, but I never thought I’d see the day when my favorite vampire topped a list like this. Click on the pic to go to the site, but if you don’t feel like it, this is what it said:

“TVGuide.com Readers Name the Best TV Couples: 1. Topping readers’ votes, Moonlight‘s Mick and Beth deliver romantic tension you can sink your teeth into.”

Well, this just proves how great the show was. Even years later we can’t get enough of that vamp. And the building romance between Mick and Beth was so amazing. It’s no wonder they are the top couple. (I just can’t tell when this poll was done, if it is newer or older. Didn’t see a date anywhere. Sorry if it’s old news, but it was new–and exciting–to me.) 🙂

I agree with Alex that stories have to be character driven. He pushes for the character side of things even now in Hawaii Five-0. It was that character aspect that drew us into Moonlight. Mick tugged at our hearts because of all he’d been through and all the angst he carried. It’s no wonder Beth fell for him.

Now don’t get me wrong. I love action, too, but if we don’t have characters to pull for then what’s the use. I use this approach when writing. Character first, action second. At least, I try to. I hope it is working like I intend. Hmmm…sounds like something good for a future post.

So tell me why you loved Moonlight.

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2012 in Alex O'Loughlin, Vampires

 

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Nothing Lasts Forever: FREE through 1/1/13

Just a reminder that there’s only a few days left to get your FREE copy of Nothing Lasts Forever. Don’t forget to let your friends know in case they want to grab a copy, too. Click on the cover to go to Amazon.

TNSS: Book 1

TNSS: Book 1

In 1812 England, after nearly eight centuries of immortal life, Bastian Evanko has finally found the woman he wants to spend forever with. Now he is ready to reveal his secret to her, to tell her he is a vampire. But past experience has shown him mortal women may not be able to accept him for what he is. He’s had his share of heartbreak and is hoping this time will be different.

Elise McNeil loves Bastian with all her heart and can’t wait to share her life with him, to have a family with him. But when he shows her the monster he hides inside, she is devastated because he lied to her the entire time he courted her. She is unsure if she can trust him, but more importantly, she believes he may be evil and incapable of loving her as he claims to.

As if their situation isn’t complicated enough, Elise has a secret of her own. Her brother Jacob is a vampire Hunter. When the two men come face-to-face after Jacob and Elise’s parents go missing, will she keep Bastian’s secret or betray him for her family’s sake? Can Bastian save her from the ruling vampire Elders if she breaks their laws by revealing his secret? Or will the couple find out the hard way that nothing lasts forever?

Warning: This novelette is a romantic tragedy—with a tragic ending—but the rest of the books in this series will have happy endings.

 

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H50BAMF Top 5 Countdown for 2012 #3 THUD WARNING #alexoloughlin

Just had to reblog. This has got to be one of the hottest pics ever! I’d love to be in that position with him. I know, I know. Get in line. I’ll be good and wait my turn. Maybe…

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Our #3 post for 2012 was sent to us by a friend. I’m pretty sure we’re still a bit thankful!!

#3 Thud Warning! (click photo for full post)

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Posted by on December 29, 2012 in Alex O'Loughlin

 

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Interview with the Vampire Bastian

TNSS: Book 2

TNSS: Book 2

12/29/12

12/29/12

Be sure to head over to Paranormal Cravings and check out Bastian’s character interview.

The vampire Bastian Evanko has gone through a lot of heartache, from watching helplessly as his human fiancee, Elise, was beheaded two hundred years ago to spending the last two centuries in exile. Now that he is allowed to be part of humanity again, he’s looking for two things. First to rebuild the relastionship with his brother, Donovan. Second to get his revenge on the vampire who murdered Elise.

Meeting another mortal woman and starting a relationship was the last thing on his mind, but maybe luck will be on his side this time with sexy stripper Darling Nikki. In Lansford, PA–AKA: the Sin City of the East–anything can happen. Well, except ease Bastian’s need for retribution.

Bastian took some time off from plotting his revenge long enough to do this interview–however begrudgingly. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it. Keeping him under control wasn’t easy but I managed to get through the entire thing without becoming his dinner.

The first three books–two of which have already been released–in The Nocturnal Surrender Series focus on Bastian. Even though the books coming up in the series will focus on other couples, Bastian will be there to wreak havoc in their lives on his way to retribution and redemption.

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Don’t forget to check out Bastian’s interview at Paranormal Cravaings. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. 🙂

And don’t forget to grab your FREE copy of the first book in the series, Nothing Lasts Forever, over at Amazon, now through 1/1/13.

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TNSS: Book 1

 

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Nothing Lasts Forever: FREE Starting 12/28/12

TNSS: Book 1

TNSS: Book 1

I decided to make Nothing Lasts Forever FREE for the New Year. Starting 12/28/12 until 1/1/13 you can grab your FREE copy at Amazon. I hope you enjoy it. Be sure to let everyone know to go on over and get their FREE copy, too.

Nothing Lasts Forever:

In 1812 England, after nearly eight centuries of immortal life, Bastian Evanko has finally found the woman he wants to spend forever with. Now he is ready to reveal his secret to her, to tell her he is a vampire. But past experience has shown him mortal women may not be able to accept him for what he is. He’s had his share of heartbreak and is hoping this time will be different.

Elise McNeil loves Bastian with all her heart and can’t wait to share her life with him, to have a family with him. But when he shows her the monster he hides inside, she is devastated because he lied to her the entire time he courted her. She is unsure if she can trust him, but more importantly, she believes he may be evil and incapable of loving her as he claims to.

As if their situation isn’t complicated enough, Elise has a secret of her own. Her brother Jacob is a vampire Hunter. When the two men come face-to-face after Jacob and Elise’s parents go missing, will she keep Bastian’s secret or betray him for her family’s sake? Can Bastian save her from the ruling vampire Elders if she breaks their laws by revealing his secret? Or will the couple find out the hard way that nothing lasts forever?

Warning: This novelette is a romantic tragedy—with a tragic ending—but the rest of the books in this series will have happy endings.

For more information on the series, please visit The Nocturnal Surrender Series website.

 

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Nocturnal Surrender: Excerpt 3

TNSS: Book 2

TNSS: Book 2

Nicole relaxed, and to her surprise, tilted her head to offer herself.

Bastian’s stare never wavered from the spot on her neck, though the fierce intensity softened. His gentle demeanor returned. Maybe it had been there all along.

She’d read him wrong, imagined the whole thing. It had simply been her anxiety, and her imagination getting the best of her.

There’s nothing to be afraid of.

He leaned closer, threaded his fingers through her curls, and pulled her to him.

The fine hairs on her skin stood at attention and her pulse quickened once more. Warm lips feathered over her sensitive flesh, his tongue licking a hot trail along her throat.

He unfastened her bra and tossed it to the floor then moved his large hand to massage her breast. A few seconds later, he gently tugged at her nipple.

Moisture pooled between her legs, creating an aching need. If only he would touch her there…

The pressure of his lips on her neck, and when they dipped lower to the upper curve of her breast, made her moan.

Suddenly, she remembered she should be doing something. It was her job to satisfy him, not the other way around. She slid her hands under his shirt. God, those abs.

She teased him, slipping her fingers inside the top of his pants again. He grunted and shifted beneath her, pressing his erection into her rear.

A primal urge took over. Without thinking, she straddled his lap. Grinding on him to the rhythm of the music, she made certain the bulge in his jeans hit the perfect spot.

A small sting at her breast grabbed her attention. He’d grazed her skin with his fangs but thankfully hadn’t drawn blood.

He clutched her hips and helped her keep time with the music—and their moans. His teeth scraped along her throat. Their bodies molded together, and he bit down with a groan.

© Lorraine Pearl

For more information on the book and the series, and for the Amazon link, please visit The Nocturnal Surrender Series website.

 

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