Paranormal researcher Liz Beth's dreams are haunted by a sensual vampire, who may or may not be real. She arrives in New Orleans the week of Halloween in search of her elusive dream lover, Quillon. She doesn't find him, but she does encounter a handsome stranger, Christien. They begin a passionate affair, but she is torn between her dream lover and her flesh and blood lover, both of whom are a mystery to her. She fights to regain her reason, trying desperately to find the truth about Quillon while Christien holds her under his own spell.E-books of Eternal Desire can be purchased at EternalPress.ca, Fictionwise.com and BarnesandNoble.com and print copies can be purchased at Amazon.com. You can view the book trailer at the end of the post or check out Roxanne's YouTube channel.
ABOUT ROXANNE RHOADS
Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these are all words that can describe freelance writer and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.
When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read and review what others write. She operates a book review site, Fang-tastic Books, dedicated to her favorite type of book- anything paranormal. Her favorite genres are paranormal romance and urban fantasy but she'll read just about anything featuring vampires, ghosts, witches and whatnot.
Roxanne writes everything from articles to web content as a freelance writer and poet. Her erotic and romance stories and poems have appeared in Playgirl Magazine, several print anthologies, in ebooks and on numerous Web sites including: JustusRoux.com, OystersandChocolate.com, TheEroticWoman.com, FortheGirls.com, AssociatedContent.com/roxanne, BareBackMag.com, LucreziaMagazine.com, and RuthiesClub.com
She has several ebooks available through Eternal Press: Tasty Christmas Treats, Eternal Desire, the soon to be published Insatiable and 2 of her short paranormal erotic stories appear in the anthology Sexy Paranormal Bedtime Stories. All of these can be purchased in print at Amazon.com.
Her story "The First Brick" appears in Lasting Lust: An Anthology of Kinky Couples in Love available at RavenousRomance.com.
A double shot of her paranormal erotica - Torrid Teasers Volume 59 is available through Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.
When not reading or writing Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.
You can visit Roxanne at www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com and www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com.
Roxanne has prepared a delightful post on a topic dear to all our urban fantasy and paranormal hearts - The Lure of the Vampire. To celebrate the launch of her new novella Roxanne also is offering a giveaway of a Fang-tastic Books Desk Set and a free download of the new book. Check for full details at the end of the post. So with no further blathering on my part - here is Roxanne...
The Lure of the Vampire
By Roxanne Rhoads
There were vampires…and the people who loved them, long before Twilight. It’s just now…they are
In the marketing world it is said if you can create a product that teenage girls want then you’ll be rich. It’s true, teenage girls rule the world. At least when it comes to sales. Vampires are the hottest thing since sliced cheese. But why, why have teenage girls (among others) suddenly fallen in love with pale immortal guys with fangs?
The seductive lure of the vampire has been there since the first tale of vampires being more than blood thirsty monsters was spun-it goes mainly back to 19th century Europe when sex was taboo and the darkness still lingered in a blooming modern world. Stories emerged like Dr. Polidori’s “The Vampyre”, Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla” and quite possibly the tale of the most famous vampire of all time, Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”.
Before these literary vampires hit the scene vampires were considered to be monsters, walking corpses, and blood thirty beasts of myth and lore. These “modern” tales of darkness, intelligence and seduction introduced the vampire that was cultured, friendly, seductive and above all mysterious and full of desire, full of need. Vampires of 19th century fiction were romanticized; they were the sensual, dark and erotic creatures that that indulged their needs and desires without the constraints and boundaries of humanity such as moral, religious and societal rules and restraints. The sexually repressed Victorian era turned the vampire into the embodiment of dark desires and sensuality that represented all the pent up sexuality of the times. The vampire became something not only terrifying but also highly attractive and alluring.
Now I like my vampires a little more rough, a little less self loathing and with a lot more sex appeal-real not just hinted at.
There are plenty of vamps in the literary world to suit my tastes and fulfill my fanged needs. Like I said before-they are everywhere. In every flavor imaginable.
To me no other "monster" comes close to being as sexy and erotic as the vampire. While men usually write the vampire into being savage and monstrous, women love to be seduced by the eternal bad boy, the epitome of dangerous sex appeal.
Many of my own works contain vampires, including my newest release Eternal Desire, a paranormal erotic romance novella.
In Eternal Desire, the vampire is still dark and dangerous, while being familiar and yearned for. LizBeth has encountered too much death in her short life while knowing that eternity was always close by, in the form of the vampire Quillon, her invisible guardian, and the voice in her dreams. But it’s time that she meets him in the flesh and she grows impatient, needing him, wanting him but he won’t give in until he’s ready.
While Liz pursues her vampire she encounters a handsome stranger and begins a passionate affair with him. Will the handsome stranger be able to lure her away from her vampire obsession or will the vampire of her dreams finally become a reality?
LizBeth becomes torn between a shadow and a stranger- all amidst the magic and mayhem of Halloween in New Orleans.
It’s a vampire tale I hope readers will enjoy.
To celebrate the release I am offering a contest.
- Just leave a comment telling me what you find so appealing about vampires.
- One lucky reader has the chance to win a pdf download of Eternal Desire along with a Fang-tastic Books Desk set which consists of a Fang-tastic Books mouse pad, pen and notepad.
- Remember to leave a way to contact you.
- Blog, tweet, post, etc., about the guest spot for an extra entry.
- Giveaway ends Sunday, October 26 at 11:59 PM EST.