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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Promo: "Illicit Desire" by Tina Donahue (Giveaway)

Welcome to our stop on the Virtual Book Tour of "Illicit Desire" by Tina Donahue brought to you by LIT Connect.  Here you will read the book's synopsis, an excerpt from the book, the author's bio, and enter for chance to win e-copy of one of Tina Donahue's backlist books.  

Illicit Desire
by Tina Donahue

Genre: Erotic, Paranormal Romance
Heat Level: Red Hot!
Publisher: Samhain
Publishing Date: Sept. 25, 2012
Series, #: Book Two of ‘Outlawed Realm’ series

Pleasure that destroys all thought. Love that shatters all barriers.
Outlawed Realm, Book 2
Once a sex slave marked for termination, Lukan was miracu- lously liberated from E4’s Pleasure Palace, where E2’s fine, upstanding rulers secretly indulge their cravings for every imaginable vice. But freedom is not enough.
He left his heart behind with Arez. Within her fragrant, heated caress, he knew everything denied him. Rapture, contentment, tenderness...and love. Desperate to have her back in his arms, he embarks on a dangerous mission to deliver his untamed temptress from the certain death she does not know awaits her.

Within her velvet cage Arez knew only carnal submission and
loneliness—until Lukan. But he has disappeared, and she sens-
es something different in the way the supreme ruler is using her. Then, as if Lukan felt her long- ing for his strong arms and fevered kisses, he is there to sweep her from this twilight dimension to another.

But true freedom lies just out of his grasp. To reach the last portal—and their destiny—Lukan and Arez must first outwit an army of predators that hunt them. Human, subhuman...and mon- sters. 

Warning: Features a lusty guy who makes Greek gods look wimpy, and a wanton woman who lives for scorching sex. When these two get it on, watch out, they ain’t playing at lust or love.


Alone in her room, Arez lay on her side, knees drawn to her chest, her nudity protected. A position that should have resulted in punishment. She, like the other slaves, was required to display her body at all times, parting her legs in invitation, arching her back to expose her breasts to all who wanted to view or use her.
Everything had changed during these last weeks. She belonged to Vakar now.
Arez curled into a tighter ball, squeezing her lids, not knowing how to feel. In the beginning, he’d frightened her. Taller and more regal than the others, he’d stopped at the edge of her bed that first night, doing nothing more than staring at her.
An interminable amount of time passed, during which she feared breathing or swallowing.
“Part your legs farther,” he’d ordered at last. “Bend your knees.”
She’d done so immediately.
His attention lingered so long on her dark curls and cleft, offered for his use, Arez’s skin burned as if he’d whipped it.
At length, he studied her tightened nipples and ran his thumb across the length of her mouth.
She forced herself not to flinch or show anything except full submission. Oddly enough, it was an easy matter. His gentleness surprised Arez, reminding her of Lukan’s. Her memories of him brought a wave of sadness, making it difficult for her to breathe. Following it was another emotion Arez had never experienced before. She couldn’t put a name to it, but somehow she felt as though she’d betrayed Lukan by finding solace in Vakar.
“Are you hungry?” he’d asked. A question she hadn’t expected.
Too cowed to say no, Arez nodded meekly.
On the edge of her bed, he sat, slipping the fruit into her mouth, observing her as she chewed the sweet delicacy slaves weren’t often allowed to have.
Why was he offering it to her now?
The rulers behind him grew restless, shifting in their chairs, tapping their shoes against the hard floor.
To Vakar, they didn’t seem to exist. Arez had his full attention. In that, he again behaved like Lukan. Why? Had he observed them together and was now waiting for her to confess that they’d fallen in love? Did he and the others already know, and this was their way of toying with her?
Had they punished Lukan? Was he still alive?
The fruit stuck in Arez’s throat. She tried to maintain her composure but failed.
Vakar regarded her rough breathing. “Why are you afraid?”
She lied quickly, “You’ve never honored me by coming here before. I don’t want to displease you.”
His smile was more amused than delighted by her deference. “Then you’re pleased by my visit?”
“I’ve dreamed of it since I came to this part of the Palace.” She’d say whatever he wanted to hear. Do whatever was necessary to spare Lukan pain or death. “My caretakers told me it was a great privilege not many slaves would know.”
He no longer smiled. Arez’s body went cold with the worst kind of dread. She shouldn’t have spoken. Vakar hadn’t believed her. Worse, he knew she wanted Lukan.

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at
Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion com- petition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company. 

Giveaway Details:
One randomly drawn commenter from each tour stop will win one ebook from Tina’s extensive backlist in whatever e-format the winner wants. Please Note: Illicit Desire will NOT be included in choice of book. Contest is open the duration of the tour (9/17-28) and internationally. The winner will be randomly selected and notified.

Tour Stops:
Additional tour stops can be found at: 
The more stops readers comment on, the greater their chance of winning. 


Thanks so much for having me here today! :)

Thanks for hosting Tina today! :)

Vanessa N. said...

Great excerpt. Got me hooked and can't wait to read it.

Interesting. Definitely has me curious.

Thanks :)

Thanks,Vanessa - so glad you enjoyed the excerpt - I really enjoyed writing Illicit Desire! :)

Thanks, Herding Cats - Burning Soup. Illicit Desire is a hot, moving love story. :)

rubyswan said...

Awesome! I love hearing about new authors! thanQ!

rubyswan said...

Hi Ms. Donahue,

Hi, rubyswan - yes, I have written two paranormals with Native American heroes. The Yearning was my first. It's out now. Come Fill Me will be pubbed this December. You're absolutely right - Native American heroes are so hot!! Thanks so much for dropping by. :)

Unknown said...

This book sound good. I enjoy the excerpt. Thx for the giveaway.

akakage_sora at yahoo dot com

Thanks for coming by, Adisty!! So glad you enjoyed the excerpt. :)

Unknown said...

the excerpt sounds really exciting. i wish you well with it. thanks for the chance of giveaway.

Thanks, Julie!! Good luck in the drawing. :)

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