Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Guest author Virginia Cavauagh and giveaway!

Please welcome author Virginia Cavaugah!

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. 
(insert Secrets of Night cover)
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.

Best Wishes,
Virginia Cavanaugh
Authors website 

 Virginia is giving away one PDF copy of Secrets of night, first book in the series. Please leave a comment or question for Virginia along with your email.


  1. I love that you came up with a character that demanded a story of his own. I was at a signing the other night where the author said the characters are in her head and sometimes they just elbow their way to the front--is this what happened with Lex?


  2. Hello Felicia
    In a way yes. LOL. Some characters tend to get more forcefull than others.

  3. Sounds like a good read with interesting characters. Thanks for the giveaway.


  4. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  5. Sounds like a series I will definitely have to check out! Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway! :)


  6. Laurie has spoke so highly of you. I would love to win this book. Sounds very sexy. I love books where shifters and vamps are combined.

  7. These sound really good. I'd love a chance to win a copy ;)

  8. Looks like a great series! I would love to read these books, thanks for the chance! Great post, I love the excerpt!
    booksavvybabe AT gmail DOT com

  9. Sounds like a great series with strong characters which I love...sexual tension is the best, can't wait to check it out. Thanks for the chance to win!


  10. Sounds like a great series, I loved the excerpt! Please enter me in the giveaway! Thank you


  11. This sounds like a series I would love. How many books will there be in it? *needs to start saving the money*

  12. I think I have just found a new paranormal author. Virgina's books sound really entertaining. I can't wait to read them.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  13. The development of the characters is very cool. It's interesting that they seem to guide you! :D

    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

  14. I love shifters stories! In reading the excerpt though, just before the end, I was wondering what he would have done if that jaguar wasn't a shifter, but the real cat. :)

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  15. This looks like a great read. I would definitely love to win a copy.


  16. Looks like a good read.

  17. This sounds so good loved what I read can't wait to read more! Thank you so much for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  18. I am definitely adding this and the first one to my "to read" wishlist. J.R. Ward and a couple more of my favorite authors say that their existing and new characters seem to live in their heads and demand attention as necessary and many times actually change the direction of where the story was going while they were writing. Do you find this to be the case as well with your characters? I'd love to write but no characters are talking to me LOL. Oh well I'll just continue to let you and the others keep me entertained.
    Please enter me in the drawing:

  19. @ Ilona at this time, there looks to be somewhere between 6 to 10 books in this series. :)

    @ WildaboutBones
    Yes. My characters do tend to take control. At first I fought this like mad, because I am a major plotter. But in Deceptions I let Lex have his way a few times, and some wonderful scenes that where outside of the plan where the result. :)

  20. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway! it seems like my kinda read, am checking it out!


  21. Count me in and thanks for the chance to win. I love hearing about new series.

  22. Thanks for the excerpt! That was really sexy, and I really want to find out what he does to that naked female ;)


  23. Would love to win sounds like a great read


  24. Thank you to everyone who has taken time to reply! :D

  25. I think that is cool that you needed Lex for the first story but he grew into something more. I admit, authors kind of amaze me with how they grow their characters. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Oh, this sounds really good and I love the covers. Thanks for the post & giveaway! Laurie is awful for my TBR list. =P

  27. Hi Virginia
    Both, book one “Secrets of Night” and book 2 “Deceptions of Night” sound very interesting.
    I’d love to win the first book. Please enter me in the contest.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  28. Thanks for sharing today. This is the first I have heard of your books and am looking forward to getting to read them soon.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  29. I really love books with vampires and shifters in them, and this one sounds really good. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  30. Congratuations on your latest release, Virginia. I just read about your series on another blog earlier today. have many books are planend for the series?


  31. Ooh la la... this sounds good... I've not heard of this series - so I'm really glad you visited with us today! Thanks for the give-a-way!
    Linda T.

  32. Thanks for stopping by Virginia! I love the contrast between the two book covers: the first being blu and all cold and calm while the other one is vibrant and sizzling, they both look amazing, congratulations! :-D

    Adding your books to my wishlist now :-)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  33. I have not seen this series of books before today, but it looks a great read. Love what I've read about it so far.Thank you for the giveaway.

  34. Yet another series that I now want to read! I need a years vacation from work to catch up!



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