Sinful Sirens Blog Hop

Ashes of the Day, the fourth book in the Children of Night series, releases on May 21. As usual, life among the Fisher-Quintano vampires keeps getting a little more interesting. I think everyone's been wondering whether Conrad and Damian will ever manage to figure out where they stand with one another. I don't want to give too much away, but here's a sneak peek of at some of what the surly duo will be getting up to this time around. 

This is a scene that had to be cut out of book three (Now Comes the Night) due to length..

Damian clasped his hands around Conrad’s head and shifted closer until their lips met in a fierce kiss. A surprisingly helpless-sounding groan rumbled in Conrad’s throat. Damian reveled in it. The taste and the feel of Conrad’s mouth on his was so perfect, so familiar, so absolutely right. As was the sense of peace he felt when Conrad’s arms tightened around him.
There had been times, especially recently, when he’d felt fear while in Conrad’s embrace, times when Conrad’s enormous strength, and the realization of how much pain he could cause, had left Damian daunted and desperate to hide it. This was not one of those times. He felt cherished tonight. Loved. Safe.
Heat flared as Conrad’s hands roamed over Damian’s back, exploring every inch with a touch that was at once both possessive and needy. Fingers pressed harder into Damian’s flesh. If he’d been human, they might have left bruises. All they left him with now, however, was the stark realization that he was dressed in nothing but a thin silk robe. Even that seemed too much of a barrier. Damian peeled his mouth away from Conrad’s, pulling away only far enough to deliver a series of small bites—lower lip, chin, jaw, ear, neck.
“Damian.” Conrad’s voice shook as he breathed his name, making it less an order this time than a plea for him to continue.
Damian’s legs shook too, as he struggled to stay upright to not fall immediately to his knees as that voice, that sinful voice, worked its usual magic on him. Taking a deep breath, he pushed himself away. “You’re wearing too many clothes,” he complained as he extricated himself from Conrad’s arms.
A frown etched itself across Conrad’s brow. Growling impatiently, he tore off his shirt and flung it away. “Better?”
The sight of Conrad’s rugged chest and arms and shoulders, the strong muscles of his abdomen with the golden dusting of hair trailing over it to disappear into the waistband of his pants, caused Damian’s mouth to water. He shrugged, deliberately nonchalant. “It’s a start.” Then he did sink to his knees, grateful for the thick, velvety pile of the Kashan carpet that cushioned the impact.
The carpet had been billed as an antique, originally intended to grace the palace of some nameless shah or maharajah. Damian had picked the carpet out himself when he’d redecorated Conrad’s study shortly after they’d first taken up residence here. At the time, he’d been thinking only of making himself indispensable to Conrad, expressing his gratitude for having been brought here. And perhaps giving himself an innocent-seeming excuse for spending as much time as he could in Conrad’s private quarters.
The idea that he might someday be welcomed here for reasons that had nothing to do with housekeeping, that he might someday be in a position to put this carpet, and some of the other furnishings perhaps, to such very good use, hadn’t so much as crossed his mind. Back then, he’d seen no reason to even hope he and Conrad would ever be intimate again.
Leaning in, Damian lavished Conrad’s abdomen with kisses and gentle bites, then coasted his tongue along the hard ridges of muscles.
“Damian.” Conrad murmured his name again, partially in protest this time. As Damian set to work undoing the fastening of Conrad’s pants, Conrad’s fingers speared into Damian’s hair. Did he mean to pull him away, or press him closer? Damian wasn’t sure. He suspected Conrad wasn’t certain either.
Damian’s fingers stilled. Fighting against the hold on his hair, he pressed his face against the front of Conrad’s pants. “Please, querido,” he breathed softly, taking a moment to run his open mouth over the thick bulge of flesh that tented the soft linen, to breathe in the musky heat. “Please let me.”

Only blood can break your heart.

Children of Night, Book 4

New Year’s Eve, 1999. The world is braced for Y2K, but that’s not the only ticking time bomb in Conrad’s life. Damian wouldn’t be the first vampire to find a way to die, but Conrad is determined he will not be one of them.

Present day. Damian struggles to trust that fate could possibly be kind enough to give him a love as perfect as Conrad’s. Conrad balances on the keen edge of his own fear that one more slip of his formidable control could drive his lover away—permanently. 

Julie learns the hard way it’s not just interspecies relationships that seldom work out. Even between vampires, love is not a smooth course.

Meanwhile, intrigue and conflict within the nest continue to grow, fueled in no small part by Georgia’s slipping hold on a deadly secret. Marc works to consolidate his position as leader of the ferals—and discovers that being a walking anomaly has certain advantages. Including some that are totally unexpected.

Product Warnings
Contains more love triangles, more power struggles, more tears and teeth gnashing, and even more graphic scenes of manlove between moody, domestically inclined vampires than in previous editions. Definitely not recommended for anyone suffering from ALSSD (Auld Lang Syne Sensitivity Disorder) or with aversions to ballrooms, evening clothes, sarcasm, or close-quarter stiletto combat. 

This is an International Giveaway


susanmp said...

I like hot and steamy!!

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Angela Love said...

I Love em all Hot steamy suspenseful and Romantic!!!! totally waiting for Entwined with You by Sylvia Day to come out in June!!!


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Anne said...

I don't have a favorite type of read for the summer. Whatever sounds good is what I read. Last year, however, I had a cozy mystery summer. I think I'd been reading so much PNR that I needed a break. I read all the book by Jim and Joyce Lavene and there are over 30 I think in several series. I still read some PNR, UF, etc.


Kerry Pacious said...

I love when the next book in any series i am reading comes out and there is usually many that do during the summer. I read anything from historical romance to erotic to suspense. as long as there is some type of love story in it I will read it.
thanks for the giveaway

Evie said...

I like chick-lits. Thanks for the giveaway!

veRONIca said...

I like anything really. It more so depends what I'm doing. Love reading quick chick lit during the day but love having an intense story to read over time


Meghan said...

Something that I can lose myself in. Something with high emotional content.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary Preston said...

My tastes are quite varied, so just a great book of any genre & I'm happy.

Sassy Chassy said...

Anything hot, steamy, and intriguing!

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Stacey Price said...

Whatever sounds good! But love them if they are hotter than the triple digits outside!

BLHmistress said...

perferrably hot and steamy with a paranormal twist of some kind.

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Amanda said...

I'm waiting for Entwined With You but I like vampire books the most.

magic5905 said...

I don't have any specific genres just for the summer. Whatever is on the top of my pile.

Aly said...

Hot PNR, Contemp, HRs... I am open to anything :D

Anonymous said...

I don't really mind as long as there is romance and some explosive chemistry between the MC's.

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laceyblossom said...

I love PNR and contemporary! Or pretty much anything with steamy scenes ;)
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Veronika said...

Something contemporary or paranormal! But I really like everything :)

Nay Nay said...

Erotic PNR books with hot sexy alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines.
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Natasha D said...

Hot paranormal reads.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Janhvi said...

I love any hot and steamy romance :)

jmcgaugh said...

Something paranormal

Maureen said...

I like all kinds but romantic suspense is great for the beach.

Esined615 said...

I love anything with a hot alpha male! esined615 at yahoo.com

Book Attict said...

I love hot Urban Fiction!

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June M. said...

I generally either like something hot & steamy or light & fun during summer :)
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jessica said...

some hot summer reads can be anything from authors like Shelly Laurenston, Cherise Sinclair, Leah Brooke, Lora Leigh, and many more. Thanks for being a part of the hop and I hope that you have a great weekend!

Carol L. said...

My first preference is with a sexy Kilted Highlander and anything that pulls me in. Entwined With You is at the top of my list.
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Emily said...

I love a good steamy book, but it's got to have some depth to it. I like a story line that just happens to have some great sex scenes.

Meghan said...

I am SO looking forward to This Man Confessed (the last installment of the This Man trilogy). Can't wait!!

Vanessa N. said...

I love paranormal romance.