Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Guest Post-Giveaway: Misty Evans author of Kali Sweet Urban Fantasy Series



Today I am excited to have Misty Evans author of the urban fantasy series Kali Sweet here for a guest post. I have read both books in the series and have been drooling in anticipation for the third book due out later this year. Enjoy the post, and check out my interview with Rad a hot chaos demon featured in her novels. Be sure and enter to win a copy for yourself. Stop by the other blogs participating in the hop today for more chances to win great books!


Guest Post
Oscar Wilde once wrote: “The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”

So let’s play a little game. Finish this sentence: “Today, I’m craving…”

Knee-deep in winter, I’m craving dark chocolate (okay, I crave that all the time), warm blankets, and dark, paranormal stories featuring gutsy heroines and damaged heroes. I want them to be tempted beyond belief, to literally crave the other’s presence, and finally, against their better judgment, to give in with their whole heart and soul.

According to psychologists and other ‘experts’, women crave romance while men crave sex. A recent article in Psychology Today asserted that some men crave romance, too…they just don’t have a clue as to how we like out romance served (and it’s all about us, right?) Wine and roses? Opening doors? Compliments? Grand gestures or small, intimate ones? What is it, exactly, that women crave in romance?

In my urban fantasy, Revenge Is Sweet, the hero, Radison, wants to make amends for leaving Kali at the altar three hundred years ago. He’s still in love with her and he’s determined to prove it.

But how could he, I wondered while writing the story. How did a guy, demon or human, make up for such a heart-crushing faux pas and romance the woman he loves back into his life?

So I asked Kali what she craved…

Rad starts by showing up at Kali’s door every day with a hot cup of her favorite coffee. Yes, this is secretly one of my wildest fantasies. A rock star god showing up at my door with coffee. A box of chocolate would be good too.

Anyway, Rad befriends Kali’s friends. She doesn’t have many – and some are…ahem…unusual, but again, I find that’s a sexy quality in a guy.

When Rad discovers Kali’s been kidnapped, he helps her break free and kill the vampire king using her for her blood. A little Superman thrown in the mix. Of course, Rad’s more of the Batman type, but…

Kali’s no pushover and romancing her is a delicate operation. An operation Rad is up for as you can see in the following excerpt. Rad knows when to push and when to back off and let Kali’s craving for him be her undoing:

Our eyes met. Because he was my blood slave, I could see his bone-deep desire to take my blood shining in his eyes. I could feel his craving, as palpable as my own, coursing through me. His need called to my blood, his emotions entangling with mine, and my own desire kicked low in my stomach. My pulse jumped.
His hands slid under the cape at my shoulders, sliding the red garment down my arms and letting it linger around my waist to keep me close to him. I shuddered at his touch. At his too-close body and the need rolling off of it. The blood lust was evident on his face but so was pure old human desire. He wanted to kiss me. Wanted to wipe away my disgust with myself and my fear of facing the Council. Instead, he tossed my cape on the end of the couch and handed me the champagne…

And so their romance continues, rocky and dark and heart-breaking at times, but balanced out with a love so fierce, you have no doubt these two were meant to be together. Their romance is more blood and sacrifice than wine and roses, but in the end, they’ll find their happy ending.

So tell me, how did you finish the sentence? What do you crave? How do you like your romance? Comment and be entered to win a copy of Revenge Is Sweet, A Kali Sweet Urban Fantasy.

About Misty Evans

Misty Evans is the best-selling and award-winning author of four series: Super Agent spy series, the Witches Anonymous paranormal romance series, the dark paranormal Lost Worlds series and her urban fantasy Kali Sweet series.

She has short stories in Entangled, A Paranormal Anthology, and Every Witch Way But Wicked. All proceeds from Entangled go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and all proceeds for EWWBW go to Nathon Fillion’s Kids Need To Read charity.

Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys hanging out with her husband of twenty-two years and their twin sons. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter at www.readmistyevans.com. Like her author page on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.
The Kali Sweet Series 
                             
Revenge Is Sweet (review)
Sweet Chaos (review)
My interview with smokin' hot chaos demon Radison Beaumont

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29 Comments:

At July 17, 2013 at 9:51 PM , Anonymous Tobi H said...

I like my romance to end happy. As long as it gets there in the end I'm content. However, I do like everything neatly wrapped up in a bow. Married how many kids etc.... I'm weird I know. I've never heard of these so now I have to add to my list! Thanks!
Tobi

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:07 PM , Anonymous Barbara Walker said...

Right now (9 a.m.), I'm craving a real grilled burger with extra sloppy cheese dripping off of the sides. Yummy! Romance...Someone who's quirky and funny but is definitely Alpha. I've had it with betas. :D

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM , Anonymous Aurian said...

I loved the short story in Entangled! Looking forward to reading more. I crave some hot chocolate, but most of all, I crave the sun! Enough with the gloomy grey days, I want sun! My romance, I want my boyfriend to think of something sweet, a little note or email, just a small thing really, without me suggesting it to him first. But, well, he is a guy.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM , Anonymous Erin F said...

thanks for the fun post! I crave starbucks! But I know that I can't have it more than once a day or I won't sleep :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

agreed!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:51 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Agreed Tobi..we need out HEA!!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:54 PM , Anonymous JenM said...

I read Revenge is Sweet when it first came out, but I guess I didn't realize there was a second book out. I'll have to get it and catch up. There are so many things I crave, but books are always at the top of the list. There are just not enough hours in the day to get all of my reading done!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:54 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I know exactly what you mean Jen. I totally wish sleep were optional!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

That's what I am for cupcake, to find awesome books and share them with you!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous Becky Cornell Webb said...

i am craving a good book and this seems like the one. i like romance with a twist.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

oh I agree Becky!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous Candace Robinson said...

I have had Misty on my blog in the past and have meaning (wanting) to read some of her books since then. They really all sound pretty amazing.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I love these books, hope you read them soon!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous Lauren said...

Um, yes please! A gorgeous guy showing up at my house with coffee very AM is exactly how I'd like to start the day. :-) This series sounds amazing, I think I need to meet Kali and Rad!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

especially if he is completely swoon worthy!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous Rin Johnson said...

Oh gosh, i don't know how I want it to finish, I just know that I want to find out! And I like my romance with a little bit of trouble. If it's too easy, it's boring, right?

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

trouble can be exciting :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous kindlemom1 said...

I have heard things about this series in the past, it definitely sounds like something I would really like. I enjoyed the guest post!!


And yeah, I am almost always craving some good chocolate too! What woman doesn't? :P

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous Jennifer Bielman said...

I like fun and sweet love. :) Thanks for the Guest Post and giveaway.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous Nick said...

Right now, I'm craving some sleep! :P
Those two sure do seem to have a rocky and dramatic relationship.
I agree with thegeekyblogger when she says she needs humor in a relationship. I think that's one of the most important part!
Thanks for sharing the guest post, Kim!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Nick and get some sleep my dear!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous thegeekyblogger said...

I like my romance to be deep and passionate and between two people. I also need a bit of humor because lets get real nothing is serious all the time :) I tend to shy away from triangles or the almost to intense (borderline stalkerish) type of romance. Probably way more than you wanted to know about what type of romance I like to read, huh? LOL

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I agree humor is important.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

that is the best kind Jenea <3

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous blodeuedd said...

So man questions ;) Ok I crave chocolate and I like my romance romantic and cute..sexy too

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

i forgot what you said after chocolate!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous bn100 said...

I like it any way, as long as there's an HEA.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

agreed!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

coffee..yum my addiction and I do love good cheese. Sleep..i crave it but books keep me from ever getting it:)

 

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