I NEED YOUR VOTE! #ASMSG #Author #Contest

Yesterday, I was informed of some wonderful news!

The DRAGON QUEEN SERIES is nominated for a Reader’s Choice Award. Yey! I’m honored and extremely thrilled about this. The nomination alone makes me so happy. 🙂

Now this is the part where I beg for your votes. :p

The poll is open until September, so there is time. I would really appreciate a vote from you. It’s really easy. You don’t have to sign up for anything. Just click on the link and vote: http://www.swirlawards.com/p/best-series-poll_28.html  

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Sharayna ‘Rayne’ Piers lives a life in the spotlight as one of the hottest singers around. Beneath her life of stardom a dark threat rises within her thoughts and an unnatural hunger seduces the very core of her. Visions of women getting brutally murdered by an unseen force tortures her mind. When women near her age begin to disappear all over the world, she realizes that her nightmares have somehow become reality. Her life takes an unexpected, but deliciously sexy turn when she is approached by the beautiful demon vampire, Demetri Bithanos. He awakens her dark side and gives her the only thing that will sate her deepest craving. Blood. But her moment of euphoria doesn’t last. The dark lord Lucius — the spawn of the devil — is after her sacred blood and he will do whatever it takes to get her.

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Thank you for your support! ^_^

My New Rose Collar for the #Dracula Premiere! #Vampires #BDSM #ASMSG #Erotica #FlashFiction

Happy Friday, my lovelies!

DraculaI have a special treat for you today. I’m not sure how many of you follow my posts on Facebook. If you do, you know for the last 3 weeks I’ve been posting about how super excited I am for the new Dracula series, more so since the devilishly sexy actor—Jonathan Rhys Meyers will be portraying our beloved Dracula.

Excuse me while I swoon…

My favorite vampire, Demetri Bithanos, wasn’t too happy to hear about my crush on the new age version of Dracula. Demetri is after all a very jealous demon vampire, though he likes to pretend he doesn’t care. To appease his undead manhood, I promised him the vampire king of all time would only occupy my time for an hour, every Friday. 😀

To celebrate the recreation of the classic monster, Dracula, I penned a flash tale, inspired by the image below.

I hope you enjoy it. 😉

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My New Rose Collar

I’d been staring at the door for what seemed like hours. It hadn’t been very long since he left, but the need to see him again stretched the time and space between us. He was in my system. I could hardly think or breathe without him.

For the fifth time tonight, I approached the wall-length mirror to check my appearance.

I’d chosen the most lavish gown in my closet for this special night. The lace layered my curves like a second skin. It was sexy, yet tasteful, designed in colors that pleased him—red and black.

The door to the room opened and he appeared like a dark fantasy.

My heart fluttered, my body shuddered.

His sterling blue eyes gleamed like diamonds as he ambled into the room. “My, aren’t you radiant.” He eased in behind me and slipped an arm around my waist. His body fit flush against mine. The faint reflection of his beautiful pale face smiled at me through the mirror. “Up. You know I like your hair up.”

“I’m sorry.” I helplessly returned his ghostly smile. “Are you going to punish me now?”

The gown’s soft fabric crawled up my legs as he bunched it in his fist. “Would you like me to punish you?” He cupped my throbbing sex. A single finger speared between my moist folds and brushed over my clit.

My knees buckled. “Please do.”

He held me tighter. “Is it passion and pain you desire?”

“Yes,” I breathed out on a shaky sigh.

“Then I shall punish you severely when we return from the ball…” He pulled my mane back from over my shoulder and pressed his lips to my neck. “And fuck you to tears afterwards.” The gentle prick from his fangs sent a rush of ecstasy soaring through me. His moans mingled with mine as he swept his tongue over the puncture wounds he’d made. “I have something for you.” He presented a long black case on the palm of his hand.

I made no efforts to hide my excitement as I tore off the blood red ribbon and cracked the gift open. A new collar stood out on black velvet padding. Silk roses lined the leather band. In between each rose was a silver spike.

With this gift, he’d made it official. I was his human love slave. “It’s so beautiful.”

“As are you.” He retrieved it from the case and gently latched it around my neck. With a kiss to my cheek, he crooned, “Now, my pet, let’s go show the undead how stunning you are.”

Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2013

Go ahead. Bare your neck, ladies. You know you want to. 😉

Get to know the dangerously sultry vampire, Demetri Bithanos from the Dragon Queen Series!

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“The prince of darkness is a gentleman.” ~ William Shakespeare

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)

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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. 😀

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

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“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

What’s Happening in July #Newsletter #ASMSG

Happy July, fellow readers, bloggers and authors!

If you haven’t already, be sure to hug and kiss a brave battle angel guardian today! Those who give their lives for the safety of this country should be celebrated.

To give my own thanks, I’ll be offering one of my books for free on the 4th of July. Stay tuned to find out what book it will be.

Blog Hop:

Hot_summer_romance_giveaway_hop_graphicThis month, starting on July 18th, I’ll be participating in the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop. The hop ends on the 21st. Before that date, there will be a chance to win some amazing prizes, including some prizes from yours truly. 😉 There are literally over a hundred authors offering prizes in this hop. It will be like Christmas in July for some lucky winners.

I will post the steps on how to enter, a few days before the hop begins.

Pimpin’ Sunday:

Every Sunday, I’ll be pimpin’ a book, or artwork from some amazing artists and authors, mostly my very talented friends. *grin* If you’d like me to pimp your work, contact me on Facebook via email. www.facebook.com/yvonnenicolasfanpage

Amazon Sale:

The bestselling gothic novella, SHADOWS & DUST (in print) is on sale for only $7.19.

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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.

Don’t miss out on this great price! SCORE YOUR COPY TODAY!

Also, the bestselling novel SILENT SCREAMS ~Book 1 (in print) is on sale for only $10.95, when the regular price is $13.99. I’m not sure how long it will be offered for this price, but it’s a good deal.

Giveaway:

LuckyReaderThe first 4 readers who send me a pic holding a copy of Silent Screams and/or Shadows & Dust will receive an autographed copy of Scarlet Moon, Book 2 of The Dragon Queen Series, when it releases.

Stay tuned for Scarlet Moon’s release date, and also a sneak peek of the new cover. 😉

Let’s have a fantastic month!

Happy early 4th of July everyone! 😀

If you’ve enjoyed any of my books, please be sure to write a review to let everyone know. 😉

Sharing Time #UrbanFantasy #ASMSG

ShadowsnDust2FACT about my latest novella, Shadows & Dust: The lead heroine of the story, Havoc, portrays a real person in my life.

And yes, she also has pink hair. It displays the truly wild side of her personality.

Also fact, the title Shadows & Dust came to me while watching the movie Gladiator. It was a line by Proximo, during one of my favoriteProximo scenes in the movie.

“Marcus Aurelius is dead, Maximus. We mortals are but shadows and dust. Shadows and dust, Maximus!”

Another scene became meaningful when Proximo said,

“Ultimately, we’re all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose how but, what we can decide is how we meet that end, in order that we are remembered, as men.”

Such deep words with heartfelt meaning. 🙂

CLICK HERE to score your copy of SHADOWS & DUST

Into the Shadows We Go… #Gothic #ASMSG

Great news! Shadows & Dust is now on sale in print for less than $8! 😀

Grab your copy of SHADOWS & DUST today!

ShadowsnDust2Unveil a world filled with monstrous shadows and whispering darkness.

“Things are so different now. Demons of all kinds are shrouding this world and they are hard to kill. I missed the good ole’ days, when a little silver and holy water got the job done.” ~ Havoc

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.

CLICK HERE to get a sneak peek of the bestselling Gothic Novel Shadows & Dust

Havoc drew her pistol, aimed and fired.

A one-inch UV capsule shot down the barrel and sought out its target in the dead heart of the one on the right. It was there the liquid poisonous to vampires was released.

Ultraviolet light expelled from his mouth, eyes, nostrils and ears in a brilliant display of silvery-blue rays. Sinking to his knees, he released a blood gurgling shrill. His eyeballs melted in their sockets. His flesh liquefied and oozed from his skeletal frame.

Before he could dissolve into a heap of steaming mush and bones, she whipped the barrel of her gun toward the other one.

He vanished before she could get a shot off.

“Crap.” Havoc rose to her feet and slid her glock back into its holster. The creature circled her in flashing movements, never staying in one place longer than a split second. This made it impossible to pinpoint his location.

His taunting laughter echoed all around her. “Oh, so you think you’re bad? Huh, bitch?”

Great. Another low-level idiot.

She reached over her head and wrapped her fingers tightly around the handle of her blade. The fact he used this drifting technique to confuse her suggested he wouldn’t be brave enough to come at her head on. So his attack would most likely come from behind.

Just as she predicted, he rushed her from the rear. He yanked at her coat, snatching her out of her battle stance and against his hard body. An arm rounded her waist; his foul breath steamed her neck. She threw an elbow back and smashed him in the nose.

Hissing, he leaped back from her, circled around to her blind spot and lunged at her again.

Sword drawn, she spun around, crouched low and swept her blade in a wide arc.

A sharp ching rung out, followed by a throaty howl. Blood exploded across the wall. Cleaved in two, the halves of his body crumpled to the ground. His flesh crinkled and faded to a ghastly gray before he disintegrated into ashes and flittered away on the wind.

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