Friday, 30 April 2010

Promo for "The Hungarian" my latest paranormal release


Tomorrow is the release of my latest paranormal romance, "The Hungarian."

Katherine Archibald is in search of a grand adventure. A young woman in late Victorian England, she wants to open up a book store in London and travel Europe hunting down rare books. Love isn't on her map.

Enter Matthias Duma. The Hungarian count captures Katherine's attention like no other man before him with his unusual gold-malachite eyes, his exotic features, and his command of the night sky.

After a night of intrigue during Katherine's birthday, she discovers the map does include love in the legend, but will the map lead her to Budapest and the dark, brooding Hungarian she's just met?

EXCERPT:

Lazlo exited and Matthias finished his food. His body ached for sustenance and he wanted to be finished before Kate arrived. Briefly, he looked in the mirror. His eyes had sparked to life -- brilliant green flames bathed in concern. Kate had seen him at his weakest, injured, and a wolf. He hoped the undignified visual would not linger in her mind.

The door quietly opened.

"Come in, Kate," he said.

She paused at the door. "You look... good."

"I hope so. I've been resting all day. How are you?"

"Tired." She slowly walked into the room and sat in the chair next to the bed. Her eyes darted to his. She bit her lip.

"Does my appearance unsettle you?"

She raked her eyes over him. He wore no shirt and only a pair of pajama pants, but he knew his face looked angular in the dark candlelight. "There's a waning gibbous tonight, darling. I won't transform, but my body still reacts to the power of the moon's light."

"I see."

"This is disconcerting for you, isn't it?"

"Yes."

"It will get better. Usually I'm allowed to recover a little in spirit and body between transformations. How is Emily?"

"She's fine. We spent the day together. I'm picking up where Mrs. Heatherton left off with her numbers and letters. We had a picnic lunch in the garden.""Kate, why don't you ask your family over on Sunday? We'll have dinner with them and you can say a proper goodbye."

"I'll call Liz tomorrow."

It grew awkward between them. Kate looked at him full of confusion. He wasn't quite sure what else he could say to ease her mind, so he remained quiet. The next move would have to be hers.


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Blog: http://sgcardin.blogspot.com

Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZwaF8hAdow

Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing. Link to book page: http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-87/%3Ci%3EBudapest-Moon-Book-One%3C-fdsh-i%3E-cln-/Detail.bok

5 comments:

Lindsay Townsend said...

Congratulations on the release of your superb THE HUNGARIAN!

Interesting excerpt and full of anticipation and quiet, brooding power.

Hope it sells and sells and people buy buy buy!

StephB said...

Thanks, Lindsay! You rock. I hope it sells well, too. hehe
Smiles
Steph

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi Steph, big congrats on your release.
Sell, sell, sell...
Buy, buy, buy...

As Lindsay said brooding excerpt, a foreshadowing it felt like.

Kaye Manro said...

Such a haunting cover, Steph. Congrats on your release! And yes, sell and sell!

liana laverentz said...

He seems like a considerate hero. I like him. Happy Release Day, Steph!

Liana Laverentz
www.lianalaverentz.com