New book, The Pleasures of Winter appears to be written by Author Evie Hunter or at least that is what it says on the cover. It’s actually a joint effort by authors: Eileen Gormley and Caroline McCall. I am pleased to have a guest blog from both authors, below they discuss their favourite books.
Caroline’s favourite book:
My favourite book is Victorious Star by Morgan Hawke. This sexy, futuristic fantasy has two hot male heroes – the genetically enhanced Captain Ravnos and his first officer, Seht. The heroine, Victoria Stark, is a battleship nav-pilot, with a reputation for never losing a ship or servicing a captain.
When the Hellsbreath loses its nav-pilot just before a dangerous mission, Ravnos and Seth need a replacement fast. Victoria’s first encounter with her new superior officers is as close to a forced seduction as I’ve ever read. Skeldhi prince, Seht, specialises in erotic discipline and Ravnos rules his ship with an iron fist. The clash of three strong-willed characters leads to a smoking hot erotic power struggle, as Victoria is drawn into a relationship with two very complex men.
To secure her freedom, she agrees to go undercover as Prince Seht’s Rehkyt, or pet – part bodyguard, part concubine. In Skeldhi culture Victoria is viewed as little more than a toy. While this gives her the freedom to complete her mission she’s not sure if she can ever return to her old life.
This dark ménage is not for the faint-hearted but the world build is unique and the story races along at a cracking place to a thrilling finale.
Eileen’s favourite book:
One of my favourite books, and one I keep going back to when I want inspiration for combining adventure with steamy romance is Master of Dragons by Angela Knight.
As far as I’m concerned, this book has it all: dragons, knights of the Round Table, terrifying monsters, fairies (nasty and nice), garlic bread, werewolves, a fabulous love story and enough kinky sex to steam up a greenhouse.
Kel is a yummy hero. He’s a forty-foot, fire-breathing dragon, who has just spent hundreds of years magically locked in a sword and not killing his best friend. He is now a knight of the Round Table (you did know that King Arthur was a vampire, didn’t you?) and enjoying his freedom.
Nineva is a fairy princess, descended from a goddess who is still locked in a sword, and the only way to release her great-great-great-grandmother is to have lots and lots of hot sex with a blue dragon. It’s just a pity that all the prophesies say this blue dragon is going to breath flame at her and fry her like a chicken wing. And that her death is necessary to protect earth from an attack of the Dark Ones, seriously nasty creatures who feed off death magic.
This is a love story that I can’t stop rereading.