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!
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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