Thanks, Laurie for allowing me to come here today and share a little bit about my new release Deceptions of Night, book two in the Order of Night series.
Shortly after beginning to write Secrets of Night I came up with Lex’s character. At first I just needed him as a secondary character in that story, but as I continued to write I just fell in love with him. He had to have his own story. But Lex is very willful and not just any woman could handle him.
Coming up with the heroine, Shayla was fun. I needed her to be just the right blend of tough and soft. When I put these two on the page together they took on a life of their own.
Here is the blurb and an excerpt from Deceptions of Night.
Tempers run hot through the members of the Order of Night as Lex tries to settle in as the new Triad vampire. But when a jaguar attacks him in his bed, his life gets turned upside down, and he discovers a new meaning to keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.
Kill the triad vampire or your brother dies. Shayla grudgingly accepts the assignment. But she soon realizes that success is easier said than done as she lies prone, trapped against the floor and secured by the body of one pissed off sexy leech.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Lex wants answers, and Shayla wants her brother returned alive. They form a shaky truce as they seek out the man who has both. Fierce attraction pushes them closer as mistrust tears them apart. Deception lays in wait around every corner as they struggle to find the mastermind behind the traitors to the Order of Night. As the tension rises, desire begins to burn with an intensity that threatens to consume, leaving them to question whether they can find what they seek with their lives and hearts intact.
Lex grunted and tightened his grip around the jaguar. The wildcat leaned all its weight to the side and rolled them into another table that sat at the end of the love seat. Lex hissed as his back hit the table leg and the table broke, sending all the stuff on top of it crashing to the floor. His hold loosened, and the jaguar took advantage, swiping its claw across the side of Lex’s face. “Ahhhh! You fucker!”
The cat scrambled away from him, claws sliding across the tile. He reached out and caught one back leg, causing the animal to trip. Then the jaguar turned and sank its teeth into his forearm. Lex decked the cat, and it let go. He didn’t give the hellcat one moment to recover before he’d tackled it back to the ground, this time putting the shifter in a choke hold from behind. The shifter halted all attempts to evade him as he applied pressure to its neck.
“Shift back into your human form now!” Lex ordered through labored breaths, but the jaguar made no move to comply. He increased the pressure and felt the jaguar’s limbs tense as its air flow was cut off. His hold eased up a bit. “I won’t ask again.”
A faint light shimmered under him as the jaguar began to shift. He moved accordingly to keep his hold as the jaguar slowly changed into the form of a human; a very naked female human. “Damn it,” he exclaimed on a frustrated sigh.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the first book in this series, Secrets of Night, now’s your chance. I will give one copy of Secrets of Night away today. To have your name entered into the hat just comment below and make sure to leave your email address.
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When the tenuous peace between the Sorceresses, Vampires, and Shape-Shifters is
shattered, Kierra, Sorceress Senator for the Order of Night takes it into her own hands to
discover the reasons why.
As the Vampire member of the Triad for the Order of Night, Kale is no stranger to
war, but isn’t eager to battle anew without cause. His investigation into the allegations
that the Shape-Shifters are the breakers of the peace treaty are thrown askew when the
woman who has haunted his lusty dreams is found doing recon of her own.
As the body count rises and more women disappear, Kierra and Kale race against the
clock to uncover the secrets the Shape-Shifters are keeping. Imminent war and forbidden
attraction threaten to implode their progress, while Kierra’s secrets may very well tip the
scales of power.