A big welcome to the Hot Halloween Heroes Giveaway Hop. I hope you're ready for some spooky fun with my bad boy vampires.
Soon to hit the shelves at Ellora's Cave, Bite Mark, my first paranormal erotic romance though if you look at the side bar on the right, you'll see it's by no means my first erotic romance. So why did I decide to dip my toes into the murky paranormal pond?
I was inspired, quite literally, a story wound itself around me, whispered through the mist and clung to my thoughts while I was in central London one damp and foggy morning. I was in the Smithfield area, which for those of you don't know, holds an enormous meat market housed in a stunning Victorian building. It's a working market 3 a.m. until 11a.m Mon-Fri. Butchers and chefs travel far and wide to trade here and it's a place I've been to many times because of it's close proximity to St Bartholomew's Hospital (where I worked for a while).
Smithfield Market has been around for many centuries and when you're there the history literally seeps into you. And it's a strange history because although it's trade and food and a living for many people it's also about death and blood and meat. It was this idea of blood that brought Ryle and Aimery to life, my two vampire heroes.
The few times I've been into Smithfield market itself, with a male friend, I've been acutely aware of being the only woman. This gave rise to my heroine, Beatrice. Beatrice is the only female butcher on the market and it is this that attracts both wanted and unwanted attention her way. Needless to say the story is hot, creepy, bloody and very erotic. I hope you'll watch this space for a release date.
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Soul-aching desire was just the beginning!
If the road to Heaven starts in Hell then I was ready to start climbing my way out and Ruben Strong was the man to accompany me. With his devastating good looks, seductively sexy charm and lust for adrenaline he was sure to make it a sensual and erotic experience as well as one to re-awake the passionate, throw-caution-to-the-wind woman I’d once been.
I’d given Ruben something, though, without him realizing, and that gift had come from the man I’d loved before. But I couldn’t tell Ruben. I had to keep that a tight secret even as our naked bodies wound together, sought out pleasure and hit the dizzy heights of ecstasy as one. Because Ruben had my husband’s heart, literally, and that heart was still in love with me, so it seemed, and now I was in love with Ruben.
Emotions tangled with bliss, and fears were locked away as I surrendered to the touch of Ruben’s hands, the taste of his skin and the sounds of his pleasure. I couldn’t deny that Ruben had brought me back to life the same way I had him and there was no way I was giving up that feeling, not for anyone.
5* reviews for Breathe You In
"I absolutely LOVED reading this. Lily has really excelled herself with this extremely moving romance novel, managing to stir up a whole range of emotions within the reader."
"This is not as kinky or erotic as some of Lily Harlem's other books, but what we lose in kink and eroticism is more than made up for in emotion and character depth. You could feel every emotion it was so well written. I don't often cry while reading but I did here. I can't say much without going into the plot so I'll leave there. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone and everyone."
"Read this tender, emotional love story for yourself and end up with a warm wonderful feeling and brighten your day."
"Lily Harlem knocks this one out of the park. It is one of her more tame stories but the sweetness and depth of emotion carried me away. Katie and Ruben are characters you can't help falling in love with over and over again as the blush of love chases darkness and death out of both of their lives. A thrilling and sexy read by one of today's most talented erotica writers."
Oh, and if you're the type who can't resist a bargain, the Sexy as Hell Box Set (written by myself and Natalie Dae) is at a reduced price on Amazon for a limited time. For only $1.24/77p you get three complete novels, The Novice, The Player and The Vixen PLUS three secondary spin-off stories. Quick, go, run, grab your copy and tell all of your friends - the ones who like BDSM that is!
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