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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Guest Post and Giveaway: Fatal Desire (Guardians #2) by Valerie Twombly


Caleb is dark, hot, and commanding in human form. As a dragon, he’s a force to be reckoned with. When he witnesses the slave Lileta being beaten by his Overlord Odage, he nearly comes unglued. Without understanding why, he asks to take the slave as his own, but soon realizes his longing is more than an attraction to a beautiful woman. In a sick twist of fate, the gods have given him a demon as his mate—one he can never touch unless he wishes his own death. His only choice is to grant her freedom.

Lileta wanted to kill Caleb, but when she is freed by this tempting male, her anger turns to a desire that can only prove fatal. Even if she could claim him as her own, her dark past makes her unworthy of his love.

When their paths continue to intertwine, spiraling them to the brink of passion, can they resist the yearnings burning within them, or will they submit to their fatal desire?


I’m so happy to be here today and look who I brought with me. Caleb, our sexy dragon from Fatal Desire. He has agreed to answer a few questions. What fun!

Me: I try not to notice the black leather pants that cling to him like a second skin and the fact he forgot to wear a shirt. Shit, shit, and SHIT!
“Thanks for coming Caleb, I really appreciate it.”
Caleb: “Like I had a choice?”

Me: “No. You owe me for making my life hell for the past several months. Shall I start by telling the readers how you yelled at me on my drive to work one day?”
Caleb: “I didn’t yell. I merely used persuasion.”

Me: “Oh excuse me, my mistake. You did make me re-write three chapters of Eternal Flame you know. I had other visions of who was to star in book two.”
Caleb: *shrugs* “You’ll get over it.

Me: *sigh* “Well anyway. I’m sure our readers would love to know what it’s like being a dragon shifter.”
Caleb:You’re fucking kidding. Really? Why don’t you tell me what’s it’s like being a human?

Me: “Do you know you can be an ass?”
Caleb:I’m a dragon, you know we’re moody.”

Me: Boy he’s not kidding. “Well let me start with some standard stuff then.” I pull out my notes, this was going to be harder than I expected. “Do you have any siblings?”
Caleb: Um, yes. I think you met Diego already and I’m not ready to talk about Talon.”

Me: “Oh yes Diego, How could I forget him?" I wipe drool from my chin. "I’m sorry; I forgot Talon was a touchy subject. Next, what is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?”
Caleb: They only need know I’m lethal and don’t fuck with what’s mine.

Me: *swallows hard* “How much of a rebel are you?”
Caleb: “I make my own rules and live on the edge.”

Me: “What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?”
Caleb: Winning my mate’s trust. It was no easy task as you well know.”

Me: He gives me a glare and his eyes shift from brown to green. “Um sorry about that.” I slide further down in my chair. “Moving along. What is your most marked characteristic?”
Caleb: I can breathe fire. What can you do?

Me: My courage surges and I lean forward. “I wield a wicked pen and it has the power to kill you so I suggest you,” *I point a finger in his direction* “kiss my ass.”
Caleb:You know I’m only kidding.” He flashes a brilliant smile.

Me: “I thought so. Since I know this is killing you, we’ll end with one more. What makes you blush?”
Caleb:Not a fucking thing, but if I wasn’t mated I know how to turn your cheeks rosy pink.”

Me: I can feel them heating already. “Ahem. Alrighty, I think you need to go home and I need a cold shower.”

About the author:
As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying, “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She would watch any vampire movie she could find.

Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.

Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also a member of Coffee Talk Writers and the Coffee Talk website –a site designed to support established writers and foster new talent.

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Valerie said...

Thanks for hosting me today!

Debs Desk said...

This book sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

joe hawk said...

Cover looks awesome love it.

Lori Franklin said...

I love books about dragons! Wish my mom could read this, too. She would have loved it.

Melinda Dartmann said...

I know that beyond all the questions she asks him, they have got to get together!

Cyndi F said...

First the cover is hot and super cool, but the story line is great and i love this kind of book shifter books are one of my fav's so i really look forward to reading this i hope it is a series thank you so much

Fayth97 said...

What's not to intrigue? Hot steamy romance, shapeshifting dragons, Beautiful/handsome sexy characters....Oh yes...most definitely a good read!!!

petula said...

I like the idea of a shifter Dragon, You don´t see too many of those. He must be HOT:

Roxana Pachitariu said...

That the heroine is not just a inocent damsel in distress and wants to kill the hero and... we have dragons!

Cyndi F said...

I was so focused on the cover and shifer part, i didn't relize this IS a series sorry, for my comment saying i hope it is a series, i was sidetracked lol

Tempestt Patterson said...

The story intrigued me with the idea of a shape-shifting dragon. The cover is also very eye-catching!

Nicole D. said...

I was interested when I read the words shape shifting dragon.Thanks for this amazing giveaway.

Steph F. said...

I loved the first book in the series and have been really eager for this release.

Anonymous said...

I love that there is a hot guy in it. Always makes me want to read a book.

collenga said...

Awesome interview! Sounds like a great book.