Friday, March 13, 2009
Touch of the Demon by Christina Phillips
It's Friday the 13th...so the Book Roast is turning off the gas and gathering in darkness to invite you to experience...The Touch of the Demon (insert sinister laugh)...in honor of the date, and the fact that both roaster and roastee are based in Australia, this is one roast that will continue deep, deep, deep into the night...are you afraid of the dark?...we don't care...if you're over 18 come and join us...if not, come back Monday, sorry...
Dark angel Rafe travels back in time to destroy the woman who is fated to bring untold chaos to the cosmos. Instead, he finds Celeste, a child of the Earth Goddess, who is sworn to protect the one Rafe seeks. He mistakes her for his quarry but an irresistible attraction prevents him from taking her soul. And although Celeste holds the one weapon capable of banishing Rafe from Earth forever, she's unable to deny the overwhelming desire to possess this creature from hell. They come together in a frenzy of passion, each believing they are changing destiny by their actions. But when the Earth Goddess appears they discover her plans are more far reaching than either had imagined.
“I’ll beg you for nothing.” It was a lie. If Celeste thought begging could get her anywhere, then she would already be on her knees before him. She kept that knowledge locked deep in her heart.
Rafe took a step toward her and her heart hammered in her breast. He was taller than any human she had known over the years. But then, he wasn’t human. Beneath the long leather coat he wore against the night’s chill air, his broad shoulders all but blotted out the rest of the world.
She sucked in a suddenly panicked breath, and his evocative scent of other worldly essences, meshed with hot, heavy male enveloped her. Against every principle she stood for, her nipples strained against the fabric of her bodice, peaking with desire and disgust and pure, animal heat.
A mocking smile twisted his full sensual lips. “I could make you beg, human.” His finger traced the outline of her face and she shuddered, hating the way she reacted and yet unable to help herself. “I might even listen to your pleas.” His smoky whisper shimmered along her senses, searing with words unsaid.
Trailer for Touch of the Demon
More about Christina Phillips
Born in the UK, I met my very own hero when I was just fifteen, was married at twenty and we went on to have three delightful (well they're delightful most of the time...) children. To get me through my driving test after baby #2 was born, I wrote a couple of romances to keep my mind off reversing round corners. It turned out to be a very good diversionary tactic, but unfortunately the writing sucked and all I received in the mail were form rejections from Mills & Boon (I did pass my driving test though, so there was some method in my madness).
I jacked in the writing lark, since with two toddlers and two jobs I was too knackered to think of anything else! But in the back of my mind, the bug stayed. And grew. Like it does.
Fast forward a few years... add another baby... and we emigrated to Australia. Once all the excitement had settled down, the writing bug came back with a vengeance and I decided that this time I'd stick with it.
I'm now writing dark erotic romance for The Scarlet Rose line of The Wild Rose Press, and absolutely love it! My latest release is Touch of the Demon, described by my publishers as a Futuristic/Fantasy, "lush and dark, providing an interesting fantasy for the tumultuous days of earth".
Drop in to visit Christina at her website or her blog
To buy Touch of the Demon from The Wild Rose Press, click Here , or to buy Christina's debut Scarlet Rosette, Foretaste of Forever, from The Wild Rose Press, click Here
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