Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Playing Favorites with new Release MIDNIGHT TEMPTATION

by Nancy Gideon

Everyone has their favorite (whether they’ll admit it or not), and in my “Touched by Midnight” vampire romance series, MIDNIGHT TEMPTATION was always mine. I loved doing the research on post-Revolution France after seeing Les Miz on stage. The streets, cisterns and political passions of Paris made the perfect visceral backdrop for plot and characters when innocent but inherently deadly Nicole flees there to escape a traumatic discovery and finds herself pulled between loyalty and knowledge. It brings back the delightfully villainous pair, Bianca and Gerardo to tease and torment and up the stakes, so to speak, as a vampiric threat forces Nicole to choose between her hot and heroic lover and her devotion to her family. Here’s a look and a sample . . .

Hunt or be hunted . . . A centuries old obsession stalks a noble family fighting to hide their dark secret from an ever-changing world. Sink your teeth into Nancy Gideon's Touched by Midnight series.


“Touched by Midnight” Book 2

A Wicked Legacy . . .

Terrified by her unusual strength and frightening urges, Nicole Radouix’s sheltered country life is shattered when she discovers her family’s secret— she’s the daughter of a mortal mother and vampire father. Stricken, she flees to the seductive lure of the city to discover the truth about who and what she is. But the turmoil of post-revolution Paris is no place for an innocent.

A Wild Desire . . .

Finding herself under the protection of noble ex-patriot Marchand La Valois, Nicole is pulled into deadly underworld struggles, both political and vampiric. As their passions ignite, Marchand soon realizes the lovely Nicole is more predator than prey and may be more of a threat than the unruly streets outside.

An Unthinkable Dilemma . . .

Desperate to control her dark desires, Nicole accepts an offer of guidance from a hypnotic enemy, ensnaring both her and Marchand in a seductive web of centuries’ old revenge. To escape their deadly nighttime games, Nicole must embrace her immortality. But will it cost her Marchand’s eternal love?

“A treasure trove of unearthly delights! Readers will want to induct Ms. Gideon into the vampire storyteller’s Hall of Fame!”—Romantic Times

“An extraordinary, moving and sensual tale of supernatural love powerful enough to defy death. Nancy Gideon is a bright artistic star of epic proportion in the supernatural galaxy. Five Star!”—Affaire de Coeur

Lying beside him, longing for his closeness as much as she feared it, Nicole remained awake until the early dawn hours, listening to the sounds of her companions’ slumber, listening to the night music of the city beyond. She found it difficult to sleep, her system attuned to those dark hours where energy pulsed in the Paris streets and the cool breeze beckoned to instincts she didn’t understand. She lay next to Marchand, watching over him, not daring to touch him, her desire for him growing as severe as the constant hunger threading through her veins. 

She couldn’t eat from the table like the rest of them. The scents and texture of cooked foods repelled her. She would push them about her plate, and the first moment she had alone, she would devour the raw meats she purchased each day. Even those were getting harder for her to digest. What had begun to attract her appetite was not served upon a plate. It throbbed, a rich and forbidden temptation, through those around her. 

She lay there at night remembering the taste of Marchand’s blood. That secret contemplation horrified and fascinated. She could feel his heart beating even though they weren’t touching, could hear it sending those rivers of delight through his body with every soft thrum. The taste . . . ambrosia, whetting a desire like none she’d known. The desire for more.

MIDNIGHT TEMPTATION is the latest reissue in the “Touched by Midnight” series, the second of nine books coming out a month at a time with all new packaging through ImaJinn Books. The biggest thrill was getting to freshen up the dated prose and hunt for the cover graphics for this and the next seven books in the series so the hero and heroine could bring my vision to life. Kind of the best of two worlds – the hands on input of self-publishing with the hand up from a mid-sized press. I can’t wait to see MIDNIGHT SURRENDER next month!

Happy Reading!


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Diane Burton said...

Nancy, I love your Touched By Midnight series. I remember this book and how much I admire your ability to create atmosphere. Best wishes on the re-release.

Nancy Gideon said...

Thanks, Di!!