I’d like to thank Melodee Aaron for allowing me to guest blog on her site once again. Today, I’m going to share two offerings with you today. Since my last visit, I’ve published two new books (and started a new series). I’ll be sharing Tempted: The Dark Hart Chronicles Book 1 and Ascend (The Vampire Destiny Series Book 4).
The Dark Hart Chronicles
In Tempted, we meet personal assistant Savannah Wood. When she lands a dream job with up and coming rock star Nick Hart, it seems too good to be true. He’s devastatingly handsome, reserved and charming…but he has a secret he’s determined to keep.
Their attraction to one another is immediate and Savannah is determined to keep a professional relationship between them. She’s been burned before and has no desire to reopen old wounds.
The lines between professional and personal begin to blur when Savannah finds out Nick’s secret: he’s a century old vampire with a painful past. He’s also hesitant to open himself up to her, yet they find their temptation to one another is stronger than either can resist.
The paparazzi, a string of murders and cryptic, ominous letters threaten their budding relationship. Will their attraction and love be enough to keep them together…or will it tear them apart?
*Excerpt from Tempted (The Dark Hart Chronicles Book 1)*
I pushed away from the glass and scurried down the steps, my fingers fumbling over the locks in my haste to open the door. Letting it swing open, I wasn’t surprised to see him standing before me. Rain dripped from his raven black hair to run in rivulets down the sharp planes of his handsome face. His dark eyes were luminous, glowing with passion as he stood before me, both hands bracing the doorframe.
“Nick…” I whispered. I took a shaky step backwards as he strode across the threshold forcefully and took my face in his hands. Our eyes met for the briefest of moments before he lowered his head to capture my lips in a toe-curling kiss, his tongue searching the contours of my mouth. Much too soon he pulled away, his teeth tugging at my lower lip. His fingers stroked down the length of my neck, cold and wet against my skin. My body trembled in response and when I raised my hands to embrace him, he stopped me and held them in his firm grip.
“I told myself I wouldn’t do this, Savannah. I know I promised to give you your space and that I’d be patient. You can see how well that worked. So here I am, standing here in front of you. I wanted it to be different…I wanted to do this right.” He closed his eyes and breathed deeply. He dragged me closer until I was pressed against the solid wall of his chest, soaking my t-shirt with rainwater. “But I can’t do this anymore. I can’t lie to myself and pretend I’m all right with just being friends. I fucking want you.”
His words ignited a fire deep within me, stroking the slow simmer that had been building all week. When he continued, his voice was husky. “I don’t want to talk and I don’t want to think if it’s right or wrong. I’ll deal with the fallout tomorrow, but now…now I want you more than I can put into words.”
Tempted is available on Amazon, Smashwords and B&N
The Vampire Destiny Series
In Ascend, we pick up where Book 3 left off. Josephine Anderson awakes as true vampire, leaving her half-human life behind. She has little time to adjust to the change however; her evil father has gone missing and wants nothing more than to destroy her and her vampire mate, Stefan Lifsten. But they have other plans.
Secrets and revelations are revealed when Josephine and Stefan head back to her childhood home to search for the lost journal her uncle kept – a journal that may unlock Stefan and Josephine’s shared past. While searching, Josephine’s world is once again turned on its axis when she meets Liev Banin, who reveals a long-kept secret that will change everything for Josephine….and her family.
Still reeling from their discovery, they are rocked to their very core when a trusted friend betrays them…and threatens to destroy them all.
*Excerpt from Ascend (The Vampire Destiny Series Book 4)*
Those baby blues never left mine. Ancient and steely, they seemed to burrow into my very soul. “I felt nothing. Not happiness or sadness…not even relief. I carried on as I had for centuries and he watched me flourish, vackra. I cared little then. I had lost everything: my family, my life, my heritage… I accepted this immortal life over death. I had no choice. Yet Amir clung to his humanity, fighting his true nature. It is a futile struggle. We are all vampires. We feed off of another to survive. Animals are killed to provide food for humans, plants are grown and then harvested for ones survival. What we are is not much different than humans. We simply watch the world change and adapt to loss.”
There was a bitterness to Stefan’s tone when he spoke. My eyes swept over his face, taking in the tense set of his mouth and clenched jaw as I considered his statement. I’d never thought of comparing human life to that of a vampire. And now I knew better as to his struggle with loss. “You lost me when you died.”
His blond eyebrow rose. “There is that. It saddens me that I do not fully remember. I only have flashes of memories…it has been too many years.”
“I saw us together in a memory with my mother. You begged me to take you before I appeared. It was while you were missing…after the explosion.” I whispered. I leaned closer until our lips barely touched. “I lost you too. A thousand years is a long time, Stefan. I want to remember. I want to remember it all.”
“You will.” His impatient hand wove into my hair and pulled my mouth to his. Our lips met and time stood still. It was as effortless as when I was still human. My fingers tugged at his hair, our hips grinding against each other eagerly. My lips parted against the demanding crush of his mouth, his kiss raw and seductive. Our tongues slipped languidly together as we fell into one another, losing ourselves into our kiss. I savored the taste of him and the feel of his body against my own. The familiar touch of his flesh against my own ignited the sweet pull of desire, leaving me restless and impatient for more.
Stefan raised his mouth from mine, his lips moist and kiss swollen. He pulled back and rested his head on his hand, hovering over me. His fingertips traced along the side of my cheek and down the curve of my jaw as he studied my face carefully. When his blue eyes finally met my gaze, his hand cupped my chin. His gentle touch made my breath catch and my bottom lip caught between my teeth. His thumb tugged at my lower lip, pulling it loose. “I fear things, Josephine. I do not know how it is possible to remember something that has been forgotten. And if I do remember, how do I begin to live with myself knowing I forgot about you…about us? How does one disregard such an important memory?”
Ascend is available on Amazon, Smashwords and B&N
About Alexandra Anthony
Alexandra Anthony is an independent author of two romantic,
erotic book series: The Vampire Destiny Series and The Dark Hart
Chronicles. Both series feature sexy vampires to die for, steamy
scenes and many twists and turns in her character’s many
adventures. Her books are not for the faint of heart and are for
She was most recently featured in USA Today in an
article by Joyce Lamb titled, “It’s time to put some paranormal
activity into your Reading” and was listed under Self-Published/
Indie Authors for her most recent release, ‘Ascend (The Vampire
Destiny Series Book 4)’.
Alexandra Anthony is from the Midwest
(Ohio to be precise) and was bitten by the
lure of the vampire at an early age.
She chose to take up writing and put her
own twist on vampires…making them
day-walkers that could easily blend in among their human counterparts. She also
enjoys weaving Old Norse and Greek Mythology into her stories, adding a bit of
realism to escapism.
Coming up on the horizon for Alexandra will be a companion piece for The Vampire
Destiny Series, told from her heroes POV, Stefan. It will feature never revealed
scenes from Books 1 & 2 and character biographies. It is set for a late summer
release. Due out late fall/early winter will be the 2nd book in The Dark Hart
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