NOTICE: Some of the content of today’s blog post is VERY steamy, not intended for the under 18 audience.
Veronica Scott sez: Today we have a guest author with us, Isobelle Cate, sharing some details of her paranormal series and most recent book FOREVER AT MIDNIGHT. Turning the blog over to Isobelle without further ado:
Thank you for having me guest today.
My name is Isobelle Cate. I’m a contemporary and paranormal romance author. My paranormal romance series is called the Cynn Cruor Bloodline Series that starts with Rapture at Midnight followed by Forever at Midnight. I’m going to talk about Forever at Midnight here which is Roarke and Deanna’s story.
The Cynn Cruor is a race of immortal warriors imbued with the Kinaré gene, a unique DNA that fuses the best of vampire, werewolf, and human blood. There is an on-going war between the Cynn Cruors and their nemesis, the Scatha Cruor. These immortal warriors have lived, assimilated, and raised families among us. The Cynn Cruor wants to live in harmony with the human race. The Scatha Cruor wants to enslave them.
Will their pursuit of Dac lead to another chance at happiness?
Excerpt from Forever at Midnight:
Without preamble she took Roarke's face in both her hands and devoured his mouth, laughing softly at his growl. She gasped when he tore her blouse from her body, the buttons falling like soft raindrops on the wooden floor.
“You too,” she said as she pushed his leather jacket from his shoulders, letting it fall to his feet. “Now, your shirt.” She helped him remove it, smiling when one of his buttons popped off, joining hers on the floor.
“Are you anxious?”
“Yes, Roarke.” Deanna moved closer so she could run her hands along the hard planes of his chest and stomach, giving in to the urge to lick and nibble on his delicious skin. He groaned, entangling his fingers in her hair.
Slowly, her hands travelled down to cup his erection, bulging against his jeans. “Yes, touch me,” he hissed, bucking his hips against her palms.
With an intensity which thrilled her, Roarke kissed her again, backing her to the bed. When Deanna felt the edge of the bed behind her, she eased herself on it, pulling Roarke down with her. When he parted her legs with his thigh, she sighed in pleasure and mewled when he cupped her mound and rubbed her clit. The friction of the slacks and the lace against her pleasure button made her arch in delight. She was in a vortex of carnal bliss with Roarke's mouth sliding down the column of her throat, his tongue flicking at the erratic pulse at the base of her neck, down to her sternum, then to her breasts. She unbuttoned the waistband of his jeans, and oh so slowly unzipped him. Roarke stood up to shuck his shoes and socks before he removed his jeans. She looked at his erection with hunger. It stood hard and thick and bounced a bit as he moved.
Slowly Roarke bent down to remove her slacks. She saw his eyes widen before his gaze scorched her with his lust. She lifted her buttocks and felt the material slide first against her lace underwear, then down to her lace edged stockings. She sat up to take off her hose.
“Leave them on,” he growled.
Suddenly, it was as if they went back in time. His words gave her the oddest sense of déjà vu. He had said this to her before—before everything. Deanna panted, her entire body sensitized by the desire in Roarke's eyes. God, she was about to come and Roarke hadn't even touched her!
Roarke knelt down at the edge of the bed. He grabbed her hips and pulled her closer, his eyes never leaving hers.
“You’re beautiful,” he said. Slowly, he removed the tiny scrap of lace which covered her mound. Then he looked down, reverently. “Everywhere.”
As a slow smile lit his face, so did the slow burn begin in her sex, making her hips writhe beneath his gaze. He held her thighs, spreading them wider before his fingers trailed a hot path toward the apex. She watched mesmerized as his mouth followed his fingers. Nipping, kissing, licking her inner thighs. Her womb tensed. Desire coiled toward her centre, and her whole vagina throbbed. This was the only man who’d ever mattered to her. All the pent up passion she’d had stored up in her heart for decades came pouring forth. Deanna bit down on her lower lip.
She was about to come.
Then Roarke's mouth was on her. His tongue parted her folds. He laved her from bottom to top, flattening his tongue against her throbbing clit before swirling it round and around. His hands gripped her hips, holding her steady when she just couldn’t be still. He speared her sweet channel, dipping his tongue as far as it would go before going back to suck on her swollen clit and labia lips. She looked at him. His eyes locked with hers as he continued to pleasure her.
She threw her head back as wave upon wave of incredible bliss brought her closer to the edge. She panted and moaned, nearly delirious with ecstasy. She didn’t know whether to hold on to his head or to grab the silk sheets into her fists. A powerful current in the centre of her sex threatened to drown her. Roarke's tongue and mouth were voracious and she loved every minute of it. His tongue made languorous flicks around her clit without let up. Then he inserted two fingers into her, rubbing hard and fast inside, and she combusted. Her cries of release merged with his growl of passion. His fingers and mouth continued to pleasure her until her orgasm subsided.
She floated in a cloud of bliss, boneless but not sated. She felt the bed dip. When she opened her eyes, Roarke was hovering over her. The gold flecks in his eye more prominent, and she knew his lust had grown. She purred as her hands caressed the hard planes of his chest.
“There is no one like you, no one,” he said.
Book title: Rapture at Midnight, first in the series:
Finn Qualtrough, a Cynn Cruor warrior is on a mission to find Dac Valerian, the leader of the Scatha Cruor responsible for the deaths of many, including his parents. When he pursues three Scatha warriors who can lead him to Dac, he happens upon a woman who awakens a desire within Quinn to claim her as his own.
She is the very essence of his immortal life.
Eirene Spence is an insomniac and a computer genius who loves walking in the park at midnight. She stumbles upon the Scatha Cruor and is almost killed until a handsome stranger rescues her. His touch ignites a hunger inside her that only he can satisfy.
He is her soul.
By some twist of fate, one of Eirene’s clients is Dac Valerian. She is able to tell Finn and the rest of the Cynn Cruor where Dac is hiding. Now Dac wants her dead.
Will Finn be able to keep Eirene alive and at the same time fulfill his mission? Will Eirene’s wish to be part of Finn’s life come true knowing that he is destined for someone else?
Buy links for Rapture at Midnight:
Isobelle Cate is a woman who wears different masks. Mother-writer, wife-professional, scholar-novelist. Currently living in Manchester, she has been drawn to the little known, the secret stories, about the people and the nations: the English, the Irish, the Scots, the Welsh, and those who are now part of these nations whatever their origins. Her vision and passion are fuelled by her interest and background in history and paradoxically, shaped by growing up in a clan steeped in lore, loyalty, and legend.
Isobelle is intrigued by forces that simmer beneath the surface of these cultures, the hidden passions, unsaid desires, and yearnings unfulfilled.