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A desire that can’t be controlled…

Carson Philips is a witch on the run. For years, the notorious mage, Alvaro Magellan, has held her as his psychological prisoner. But once Carson gets a glimpse of the true extent of his evil, she flees Magellan’s mansion–stealing a stone talisman of unimaginable power on the way. Her only hope for survival is a demon who ignites a voracious hunger in her she can’t deny, a longing she can’t resist…

A hunger that can’t be sated…

Nikodemus is a warlord with a mission: Kill Magellan and his green-eyed witch at any cost. But when he meets the desperate Carson, the pull of her magic takes his breathe away. He’s not sure he can trust this tantalizing woman–she is his enemy–and less sure he can keep his hands off her. But Magellan will stop at nothing to reclaim what belongs to him. Can Nikodemus stop him before his desire for Carson destroys them both?

Thanks so much for inviting me to blog here, Fatin!

Today’s Topic: Sharing Obsessions

Through the magic of the internet, by the time you read this, I will be at the Romance Writer’s of America conference in San Francisco catching up on all the very best gossip and news. I intend to blog about the conference as well as Twitter it so feel free check it out.

I have a few obsessions. Writing, of course, is one of them; also Twitter, my iPhone, Adrian Paul and Jet Li. And books. Oh my. Books!!

My blog here today is about bookish obsessions. Share yours in the comments and I’ll send two lucky commenters an autographed copy of My Wicked Enemy plus an ARC of the sequel when the ARC is available and assuming they send me some. Xia’s story doesn’t have an official title yet, which is kind of lame for trying to describe what you’ll be getting. Right now I’m calling it His Wicked Witch, but who knows if it will stick? Anyway, the most awesome comment should share not just the obsession but a bit of the reason for the obsession.

If you are a reader, August 2008 is, I shall boldly state, a month to give a book lover palpitations.

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Archeron anyone? I was at a signing on July 26 and I got the Waldenbooks bookseller in a headlock (not really) and forced her to admit that Acheron was in fact, in the back of the store. No matter how pitifully I begged or horribly I threatened, she would not even show me a copy.
Probably because she knew I’d snatch the book and start running. It’s 700 pages, she revealed but that’s all I could get out of her. There was a brief discussion about whether I should fill out an employment application so I could get hired and then read the book. If it weren’t for RWA, I might have done it.

I love Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series for the lovely tortured heroes and the spunky heroines. But mostly, besides Kyrian of Thrace, I love Archeron. He’s so awesomely powerful and hunky and hey, we know he had a thing with a demon since his daughter Simi is a demon. I’d like to know about that, please! I love Alpha heroes, as you might guess.

Stephanie Myers Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in her Twilight series. ::sigh:: I love this vampire series! It’s YA, but one of those YA books that adults will read, too. While I was at the signing noted above no fewer than three people came in to buy one of the books in the series. One was an 8th grade teacher who figured she needed to know what the fuss was about with her female students, one was 14 and had just finished Twilight, and the other was another adult woman. And now there’s going to be a movie!!

I adore Edward but I love the pull Meyers has created in between her hero and heroine. How will this be resolved? Also, I think I have a thing for Jacob. The interesting thing with this series is that the awesome and sexy Edward is not an Alpha male and yet… ::swoon::

Then there’s Carolyn Jewel’s My Wicked Enemy. Nikodemus is a demon and he’s out to kill the heroine, Carson. Uh oh! The story is set in a contemporary world in which there are, indeed, demons such as fiends and the like. Certain humans have developed magical abilities that can stop demons from harming innocent humans. There’s a dark side to that power, though, and neither side, magic-wielding humans or demons, is entirely blameless in the enmity that exists between them. Since this is the part where I’m tooting my own horn, I’ll just say that so far the reviews have been great and I would love it if you decided to read my book.

Other series I love include J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood books. My favorite brother is Zsadist, followed by Vishous. And yours is? Reveal all in the comments, please. I’ve also developed a thing for Mejean Brook’s Demon series.

All right then. Spill, share your bookish obsessions! What books do you love and why?

Carolyn Jewel

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