Today I’m celebrating two birthdays: mine and my book’s.
To get the hard part out of the way (which is so unlike me!) yes, I’m now thirty-five. On the outside. On the inside, I’m a decade younger, eyes filled with wonder and mischief. Achy joints don’t seem to wanna follow the eyes, but hey–you win some, you lose some, right? On the plus side, hubby and I are spending the evening getting massages and going someplace nice for dinner, so I can pretend I don’t mind time sneaking up on me.
But as I said before, I’m also celebrating my book. Cherry Stem is coming back today, this time fully mine, and ready to explore new avenues. If you haven’t heard me gush about it before, Cherry Stem is a Paranormal Romance/Erotic Urban Fantasy novel, the first in a series of at least three, and I’m in love with every single character in it. That’s why I wanted to give you all the opportunity to get to know those characters too.
For more on that, check out the giveaway at the bottom of this post.
Cherry Stem by Sotia Lazu
Turned at the cusp of a promising career in the adult movie industry, Cherry Stem has to rely on her mesmerizing vampire gaze for her meals and money. With the rent deadline approaching, settling for pocket change isn’t an option, so she reluctantly decides to let tall, dark, and handsome Detective Alex Marsden take her home for the night and fulfill her needs.
Only she gets more than she bargained for.
When Cherry meets Alex, she expects him to be nothing more than another “girl meets boy, girl feeds from boy, girl erases boy’s memories” hook-up. Once missing young women, the vampire council, and her irresistible ex are thrown into the mix though, she realizes nothing is as simple or random as she thought it was.
And Alex is either the biggest gift or the biggest mistake of her un-life.
Hiding my body seemed silly after we’d already had sex, so I didn’t. Not that he looked. He just dropped a duffel bag by the sink.
“Thought you’d want clean clothes as soon as you were dry,” he said. “Got a couple tees and sweatpants from my place. They’ll be too big for you, but at least the pants have drawstrings. Should be good for the night.”
Then he pulled his shirt over his head.
If I were human, I’d have been drowned by the water filling my mouth and clogging my throat while I gaped at him. As it was, I was grateful I’d opened the shower stall door and could enjoy the view.
Most people look better when they’re dressed than when they’re out of their clothes. There are always flaws, something that needs covering up: a slightly jutting stomach, love handles, scars, pimples. Something.
To me Alex was perfect.
I’d already run my fingers down his chest and abs, but seeing the smooth, flawless skin stretch over rippling muscle made me itch to caress it. His shoulders were wide; I knew that already, but the way they rounded, leading to his flexing biceps, was a sight to behold. And that’s what I did. I beheld, wishing he was closer, that I could press my breasts against his chest and see goose bumps rise.
I would probably have kept staring at his six-pack for much longer if his fingers hadn’t gotten in the way. Splayed across his abdomen, they touched what I longed for, ghosting their way down to the front of his pants. I wanted to lick my way along the trail of fine hair beneath his navel that disappeared inside his waistband. I sucked in a breath when he undid the button and another when the zipper lowered, allowing his slacks to fall to the teal, tiled floor.
My gaze followed them, until he stepped out of the pooled fabric and toward the shower stall.
About the Author
Sotia cries at sappy movies and wishes she could take in all the stray dogs in the world. She lives in Athens, Greece, with her husband—whom she met through writing—their son, and their two rescue dogs, one of which might be part-pony.
Her genres of choice are romances with a twist and urban fantasy novels, always with vivid erotic elements. Her characters aren’t exactly hero-material at first glance; she likes making them fight for their happiness. Still, the romantic in her can’t resist happy endings.
Sotia’s books: Amazon | B & N | Smashwords | Apple | Kobo
Or write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: The giveaway is for Adults Only. Please do not enter if you’re below your country’s legal age.
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AND THAT’S NOT ALL!
Between March 15 and March 19, there will be more goodies and surprises here on a daily basis.
Day 1: leave a comment with your email, and I’ll send you a coupon for a FREE copy of Passionate. Yes, everyone who comments gets a coupon!
Make sure to drop by again tomorrow, for another little something!
Coupon Giveaway runs for 31 hrs (until 7am EDT, March 16th)