#SleepyHollow, New Favorite Series for Paranormal Fans

Is it a new favorite series for paranormal fans? Or am I speaking too soon?

I rarely watch a show when it airs. My friends call me the DVR queen, and for good reason. I DVR almost everything, or I watch it on On Demand. *grin* I can’t help it. The majority of shows I want to see come on when I’m busy writing, and breaking my writing schedule to watch a show will only upset my muse.

Okay, so even though I DVRed Sleepy Hollow, I was so anxious to see it, I actually watched it when it aired. *snicker* Truth is, I was having brain farts with my story, so I decided to watch some TV. No regrets on that. This show did not disappoint. While watching it, I found myself waiting for something in the storyline to curve my interest, or some poor acting to make groan. None of that happen. I literally enjoyed it from the moment it started to the moment it ended.

AND I WANT MORE!!!

I’m hoping and praying this is not one of those shows that start off great, then dwindle away into utter confusion and nonsense, like The Following. Yeah, I tried to be a “Follower”, but it didn’t work out. *smh* Such a disappointment. That aside, I still love me some James Purefoy. 😉

Okay, back to Sleepy Hollow…

If you’re a true Horror/Paranormal fan, then you remember the gothic movie Sleepy Hollow released in 1999, starring the handsome, yet weird Johnny Depp and the absolutely adorable Christina Ricci. This was before she starred in Black Snake Moan, which totally ruined my image of her. *shudders*

Depp and Ricci made a great team as the characters Ichabod Crane and Katrina VanTassel, and their romantic interest sparked a flare that made this dark twisted tale even better.

I’m hoping for the same flare in the TV series. 😉

The banter between the main characters, Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills was not only cute and funny, it was spot on. The two actors Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie have amazing chemistry and it bleeds through the characters they portray.

I love Crane’s witty, sarcastic personality. He awakens in a different era, 250 years later, and he’s tossed back into a battle he thought he’d left behind when he supposedly died. An ancient evil is threatening the existence of mankind and he still has his humor, not to mention good looks. I can’t help but love that!

Abbie Mills, beautiful and quick-witted, is battling her own demons of the past, but she is not without honor and compassion. I immediately fell in love with her character. It was the way she interacted with Crane. She doesn’t want to believe him, but given what she has seen and been through, she has no choice.

Although she doesn’t admit it, she’s fascinated with Crane, almost as much as he is fascinated with her. You can clearly see it when they look at each other. That aspect alone opens so many wonderful possibilities.

You can’t see it, but I’m wiggling my eyebrows suggestively. *grin*

Sleepy Hollow is a refreshing Horror/ Paranormal series with a unique plot. I like the fact that they tied the storyline of the headless Horseman into the scripture of the Book of Revelations. There are so many avenues they can take with this.

I’m glad to have another series to add to my list of paranormal shows like, Supernatural, Being Human, and hopefully the Originals. (We’ll see how that one pans out when the series starts.) Team Klaus all the way, baby!!! I’ll take a hybrid vamp over a regular vamp any day. 😀

I would’ve added the Vampire Diaries to the list, but to be honest, I’m straddling the line with that one. I can’t figure out if I still kind of like it or if I want to just give it up. *sigh* I hope it gets better.

Who will be sitting in front of the television on Monday night eager for her dose of the witty Ichabod Crane and the sassy Abbie Mills?

*points thumbs at self* THIS GIRL RIGHT HERE!!

Read SLEEPY HOLLOW synopsis here

Silent Screams, Available at All Romance Ebooks! #IAN1 #ParanormalRomance #Gothic

Happy Friday, Friends!

Before I head to downtown Atlanta and hang with my fellow comic and anime geeks at the DragonCon, I wanted to let you know that Silent Screams, the first book in The Dragon Queen Series, is now available at All Romance Ebooks.

*WARNING: This novel is not suitable for the faint of heart, prudes or those easily bothered by strong and vulgar language, urban dialect, demon and vampire seduction, kickass female characters, sword-wielding bad asses, super-hot shifters, dark smutty sex and extreme violence.*

Consider yourself warned. 🙂

Sink your fangs into this edgy tale, consumed with dark romance, blood lust and creatures that lurk in the night.

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R&B sensation, Sharayna “Rayne” Piers, lives her life dedicated to her music. On stage and in the studio, she pours her heart and soul into the lyrics of her songs, hoping to deliver a piece of herself to the listeners. But ever since her twentieth birthday, her seemingly normal life has taken a turn to the dark side.

Piercing screams and horrendous acts of murder seizes her mind, haunting her night and day. Women similar to her in age are vanishing all over the world without a trace. It leaves Rayne wondering if the rash of disappearances is connected to her visions.

Soon, she will discover the world she was raised in is just a cover for what really hides in the shadows, and that her life as a human is a deception to mankind, a guise to conceal her true nature. Will she shun the darkness that has befallen her or step up to the throne and become what she was created to be?

 

CLICK HERE to get your first taste of the Dragon Queen Series ~ SILENT SCREAMS

 

 

New Release: SCARLET MOON Book 2 #ParanormalRomance #IAN1 #InterracialRomance

Many of you know I’ve been anxiously waiting for this day. Well now, it’s finally here! And I’m uber excited!

I present to you SCARLET MOON, Book 2 of The Dragon Queen Series

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When consumed by ecstasy under the blood moon, will Rayne surrender to her inner demon?

Sharayna “Rayne” Piers has been plunged into a world of darkness, and stripped of her humanity. Half angel and half demon vampire, she is the mythical Dragon Queen, a birthright she finds difficult to accept. She struggles with the dual side of her psyche of good and evil, while fighting the growing urge to sate her unnatural hunger for human blood.

Lucius, the powerful spawn of Satan has risen from hell and released his demons to scour the earthly realm in search of the Dragon Queen. He’s determined to claim her as his mate and use her blood to overthrow his father, so he can take command over the seven levels of hell.

As Rayne’s protector, Demetri Bithanos fights to prevent the master demon from claiming his Queen. As her consort, he struggles with his aching need to be loved by her. But the dark lust of her vampiric nature reaches for the creature who desires to use her blood to fulfill his evil ambitions.

Can Demetri destroy Lucius before Rayne embraces the dark forces growing within her?

Devil’s Seduction

Demetri released her and pulled back. “Sharayna, what are we doing?” Blue-green irises melted through the lifeless puddles of black in his eyes.

The dancing flames along the ceiling died down until there was no light left in the room. The scarlet glare from the full moon peeked from the opening in the curtains and veiled their bodies in red.

Demetri took in several long shuddering breaths like it was his first time drawing in air.

Unconsciously, she did the same.

For the longest, they stared at one another, not saying a word.

Leaning over her, he pressed his forehead to hers and wrapped his arms around her. “What are we doing?” he asked again on a harsh whisper.

“I think we’re having angry sex. At least that’s what it felt like.” Trembling, she curled her fingers around his biceps and slid her hands up over the bunched muscles in his shoulders. “What I said before… I didn’t mean it. I—I don’t know why I said those things, or why I picked a stupid fight with you.”

“Your ire is justified. I have yet to fulfill your demon’s desires. My fear…” He lifted his head like an idea suddenly came to him. “The blood. It has possession over us.”

“What?” Chills crept beneath her flesh.

Lucius. His blood had fueled anger between them, preyed on her fears and doubts in an attempt to tear them apart. And he almost succeeded.

“Oh God, you’re right.” Damn, the things I said… “Demetri…”

All the pain he felt for what just happened spilled from his saddened gaze. Seeming lost in his grief, he pushed up off of her, got to his feet and adjusted his pants. “Sharayna, I don’t know if I can―”

Rayne shot up from the nest of pillows and pounced on him like a cat. She wrapped her arms and legs around him, and then slammed him onto the pillows, using her body weight to bring him down.

In a swift response, he flung her onto her back, pinned her arms out to her side and straddled her.

She erupted into a fit of giggles at the shocked look on his face.

“What is this?” His eyes were as wide as saucers. “Why did you do that?”

“I dunnooo,” she chortled, tears filling her eyes.

“Are you mad, Sharayna? After what just occurred, you want to rough house with me? Good God, woman!”

“Can’t you see? I’m bugging out here.” Delirious laughter turned into panting sobs. “I’m scared outta my damn mind, D. You see this mess? He got us going at each other like crazed fools and he’s not even here!” Her voice lowered to a shaky whisper. “What if—what if we don’t snap out of it next time? What if we really hurt each other?”

He pushed up and nestled his torso between her thighs. “Ohh, sweetheart…” His body, hot and heavy, rested on top of hers. “This is not the end. He has not bested us.”

She rested a shaky hand on his head. “How do you fight what’s a part of you?” Wetness bubbled up under her eyelids and trickled down her face. “How do you resist what’s in your blood?”

“Remember we’re not only connected by passion and desire.” He lifted up and sat back on his heels. “We are connected by something much stronger.” He placed her hand to his chest. His heartbeat and warmth radiated through her palm. “We will get through this, Sharayna.”

Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2013

**Click the cover to be directed to the Amazon buy page.**

Be sure to check out the first 2 novels in the Dragon Queen Series before reading Scarlet Moon!

 

Silent Screams (Book 1)

SilentScreams2Sink your fangs into this edgy tale, consumed with dark romance, blood lust and creatures that lurk in the night.

R&B sensation, Sharayna “Rayne” Piers, lives her life dedicated to her music. On stage and in the studio, she pours her heart and soul into the lyrics of her songs, hoping to deliver a piece of herself to the listeners. But ever since her twentieth birthday, her seemingly normal life has taken a turn to the dark side.

Piercing screams and horrendous acts of murder seizes her mind, haunting her night and day. Women similar to her in age are vanishing all over the world without a trace. It leaves Rayne wondering if the rash of disappearances is connected to her visions.

Soon, she will discover the world she was raised in is just a cover for what really hides in the shadows, and that her life as a human is a deception to mankind, a guise to conceal her true nature. Will she shun the darkness that has befallen her or step up to the throne and become what she was created to be?

 

Shadow & Dust (Novella)

Unveil a world filled with monstrous shadows and whispering darkness.ShadowsnDust2

When darkness falls, Vampire Huntress Joan “Havoc” Dawson and her team gears up and steps out to meet the evil as it threatens to spill onto the streets of mankind.

On the second anniversary of her sister’s death, Havoc finds herself lured into a rundown neighborhood by an unknown entity. She stumbles upon a dark secret, one that’s guaranteed to claim many innocent lives.

But in order to destroy the creature behind the madness, Havoc may have to surrender her soul to the darkness.

 

I appreciate the support from readers and authors alike. You guys are my inspiration and my reason to keep this series going. Words cannot explain how thankful I am. 😀

Bitten by #ParanormalRomance Book Review on Silent Screams #InterracialRomance

SilentScreams2This month is full of awesomeness because I have yet another great review to share with you guys. This one was written by Emi Lia at Bitten by Paranormal Romance Book Reviews for the first book in The Dragon Queen Series, SILENT SCREAMS.

This review brought smile to my face that cannot be wiped away. My favorite line is this:

“I’m a little torn on which one I like best between Demetri and his brother Maurisio, but almost every single male character is sexy as hell and absolutely delicious.”

*giggle* You’re not alone, Emi. I find myself torn as well.

Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! 😀 I hope you love the next installment just as much, if not more. 😉

CLICK HERE to read the full review for SILENT SCREAMS (Bitten by Paranormal Romance)

Release Announcement for SCARLET MOON #ParanormalRomance #UrbanFantasy #InterracialRomance

Happy Friday, my friends!

I hope you had a productive week and I hope you’re ready for an awesome weekend.

As promised, today I will announce the release, or should I say rerelease date for book 2 of The Dragon Queen Series, SCARLET MOON.

The release date is a week from today, Friday, August 23rd 2013! I am super excited. 😀

The saga continues…

ScarletMoon_ebook_final_2Sharayna “Rayne” Piers has been plunged into a world of darkness, and stripped of her humanity. Half angel and half demon vampire, she is the mythical Dragon Queen, a birthright she finds difficult to accept. She struggles with the dual side of her psyche of good and evil, while fighting the growing urge to sate her unnatural hunger for human blood.

Lucius, the powerful spawn of Satan has risen from hell and released his demons to scour the earthly realm in search of the Dragon Queen. He’s determined to claim her as his mate and use her blood to overthrow his father, so he can take command over the seven levels of hell.

As Rayne’s protector, Demetri Bithanos fights to prevent the master demon from claiming his Queen. As her consort, he struggles with his aching need to be loved by her. But the dark lust of her vampiric nature reaches for the creature who desires to use her blood to fulfill his evil ambitions.

Can Demetri destroy Lucius before Rayne embraces the dark forces growing within her?

And here is a sultry teaser for your reading pleasure…

Demetri slid a hand over the back of her thigh and along the cleft of her nether lips. A soft mewl seeped from her parted lips. Her bent leg climbed up the side of his torso, granting him better access. He delved between her moist folds and trailed along her valley, slowly, going back and forth, causing her hips to follow his motion. She was so deliciously wet. His fingers slid back up to her swelled bundle of nerves, where he caressed it in circular swirls. It quivered under his touch.

She began to pant. “God, baby, you know how to work me up so good.”

“Just keep in mind you worked me first.” He easily sunk his fingers into her moist well where he stirred her wetness.

She purred like a feline in heat.

“I can never resist your seduction, sweetheart. You have authority over my body, and it seems you enjoy taking advantage of it.”

The slight heave of her hips set the pace of his thrusting digits. As she stroked his cock in the steady rhythm, she shuddered and said in a raspy coo, “You like to play with me, don’t you? I’d rather you put your big juicy dick where your fingers are.”

“Impish little angel.” He fastened his lips over hers and kissed her deeply. Their tongues collided and danced as he swallowed her needy whimpers. “Don’t be so hasty.” He briefly caught the ring attached to her flirtatious tongue between his teeth. “Remember what happened the last time I entered you without preparing your body first.”

She rolled her thumb around his engorged crown in a teasing manner, causing his hips to buck forward. “But it hurt so damn good, big D.”

Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2013

On the release day, find out how to win a FREE copy of Scarlet Moon for your kindle. 🙂

www.thedragonqueenseries.com

Salacious Reads Book Review on Shadows & Dust #Gothic #UrbanFantasy

ShadowsnDust2This was another review that was a pleasure to read. 🙂 It delights me to create tales that the reader can relate to and love.

“Now when this author tells you this story is not for the faint of heart, it isn’t. This is a very graphic novella. As far as the story itself goes, like I said…I love it. I enjoy reading strong independent female characters and Havoc was no exception…”

CLICK HERE to read the full review

Also… check out the review on Silent Screams, Book 1 of the Dragon Queen Series.SilentScreams2

“I really didn’t know what to expect when I powered up my NOOK and started reading this book. But, let me tell you it’s a story that will leave you very very excited and wanting to hurry up and grab the 2nd book…because that’s exactly what I did.”

Salacious Reads Book Review on Silent Screams

Cover Reveal ~ Scarlet Moon #ASMSG #GothicRomance #ParanormalRomance

Happy Friday, folks!

I hope everyone’s having a great week. Some people don’t consider it a great week until the weekend rolls around. *grin* If that’s the case…

Welcome to your great week!

As promised…

Here’s the reveal of the cover for Scarlet Moon, the 2nd book in the Dragon Queen series, due to release in August.

My girl, Karri Klawiter did it again! I absolutely love this cover!

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For your reading pleasure, check out this Teaser from Scarlet Moon

When it gets closer to the release date, I will share an excerpt from Scarlet Moon. Thank you, to all of you who have supported me. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your feedback and enthusiasm for this series. It’s delightfully overwhelming, and it keeps me writing with a purpose. 😉