Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Excerpt & Giveaway - Dark Cravings, by Madeline Pryce

I am really excited to have joined the blog tour for 'Dark Cravings'.  When it was published under a different name, I was lucky enough to read it for a review. This novel was hot.

Recently republished, I am pretty happy to help spread the word to all you paranormal romance fans. I get to read the new and improved (though there wasn't much to improve on in my opinion), and my review will be up next week. So stay tuned for that. For now check out the book details below and add it to your to-read list. You won't be sorry.  There is also a sexy sneak peek, so go ahead... Wet that appetite. Want to win a copy or enter for a chance to win a gift card? Details are listed towards the end of the post.

Due to the high level of sexy of the excerpt, you will have to click 'Read More' below to get to it. If you are coming to this post directly, be forewarned.  

Title: Dark Cravings
Author: Madeline Pryce
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Release Date: December 25, 2013

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As a half-breed vampire, Ella Grey’s life sucks. She does her best to pass the time killing demons and secretly admiring her Shadow Hunter partner, Micah. He’s hot, dangerous and knows it. He’d be just Ella’s type if he weren’t likely to kill her the moment she put a toe out of line.

A chance encounter with a succubus changes everything. From the second the succubus’s spell washes over them, Ella and Micah are helpless to keep their hands off one another. The sex, when it’s not leaving them on the verge of death, is earth shattering and for the first time in ages Ella is connected with someone on a level she’d feared lost forever. But a dangerous prophecy has been set into motion, and if Ella’s not careful it’ll pull her straight from Micah’s arms and into the deepest bowels of the underworld.

A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published under the title Blood Lust Rising. It has been revised and expanded for EC.
 Purchase: Amazon/Ellora's Cave

From the Author:

I want to thank Bookluvrs Haven for hosting and supporting me today!


Once I started kissing Micah, I couldn’t stop. Maybe it was because I was moderately drunk, or maybe it was because each time Micah pressed his mouth to mine, I lost a little bit more of myself.

I didn’t dare speak. Micah pulled out his wallet, threw some cash on the counter and pulled me out of the bar without looking back. We were barely out into the main section of the tunnel when Micah pushed me up against the cold stone wall. I pulled him close. He pressed his mouth to mine and I gave in to complete surrender. I had no idea how long we mingled there, lost in each other.

I was breathless and panting, still silent, when he pulled me from the wall and drew me through the maze of rooms to the exit. The electric buzz of the guitar bouncing off the walls faded. The constant push-pull of conversation disappeared. The rapid click-click of my heels against the ground became nonexistent.

Outside the rain fell like a heavy, pounding beat against the broken gravel road. If it was possible, the District looked even worse through the haze of rain. Darkened and bowed wood blocked the windows of nearby buildings. Rats scampered under awnings, clambering over each other to find shelter. At least half an inch of dirty mud and gravel-laden water spilled over the gutters and flooded the sidewalks.

The wind blew and the slant of pelting rain shifted sideways. None of it mattered. The second we stepped into the storm, we were drenched. We sprinted to the car, and each heavy thud of Micah’s boots against the ground sent up a spray of water to splatter my legs.

In the dark, the black silhouette of Micah’s car was little more than a shadow. The second we reached
his car, his arms were around me. He lifted me off the ground, spun me in one fluid movement until my back was against the passenger door. Rain splattered off the roof, a heavy drum that matched our heartbeats.

His hands were wet and slippery against my cheeks. Pulling roughly, he tugged until our lips met, promising things I ached for. I clutched at his wet shirt, desperate to have him closer. I never wanted him to let me go. He slid his hands from my cheeks to my neck and then threaded his fingers through the tangle of my wet hair.

He used one hot, rough hand to palm my thigh. Heat from his touch spread  and stopped the shivers of cold I hadn't even noticed. Micah pulled, urged my leg around his hip. He slid his hand up, up, and oh, God yes, up. He cupped my sex, rubbed me with sure, deliberate strokes. I was on fire. Pleasure warred with the tightening of my inner muscles. I was on the verge of climax when, instead of sending me over, Micah gripped the crotch of my panties and ripped.

My world spun. That was the only way to describe what was happening, what Micah was doing to me. He pulled the tab on his zipper. The rasp of metal sent a wave of goose bumps across my arms.

Micah pulled his mouth from mine. I opened my eyes and pulled in breath after breath. Our gazes met, held.

“Tell me you want me,” he ordered.

“I want you.”

His cock slid along my opening.

“Do you want me to fuck you? Right now, right here?” he asked, never breaking eye contact.


He thrust.

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 For a chance to win an electronic copy of DARK CRAVINGS leave a comment (be sure to include your email). I’ll randomly pick a replier within three days for each blog stop. Don’t forget to enter the grand prize (Rafflecopter link at bottom). One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift card from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.

Madeline Pryce wrote her first novel when she was ten, penned with neon-pink ink in a loose-leaf binder. Captivated by romantic literature, yet intrigued by the paranormal, she continues to develop her own voice, writing the kinds of stories that inspired her as a teen. 


  1. *holy hotness* Did I write that? Wow. The thing I love about excerpts is sometimes you forget everything that's in the book. Reading it in small little chunks gives me a chance to enjoy it (normally I stress over EVERY word). Lily, thank you so much for hosting me today and I'm THRILLED that you'll be re-reading the book next week!! I can't wait to hear your take on the changes. This is my only stop today, so I'll be here all day if anyone has any questions.



    1. Yes, you DID write that. LOL A paranormal romance with strong, sizzling chemistry is great, but a well built plot line full of action and conflict enhances this novel so much more. It has all the elements, and that's why I gush about it!


  2. I love the vid. Very descriptive of the hotness of this fantastic novel. A great excerpt Madeline and thanks for sharing BH.

    1. Thanks for popping in Sherry! Good luck on the giveaway. This novel rocked, and I am really looking forward to reading the re-published version.


  3. LOL Sherry! It did capture the moment well, don't you think?? Thank you for coming by!! I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. This was just a fraction of the hot. LOL

  4. I had read this book a few days ago and had forgotten how hot that scene was. Of course that could be because there were more than a few of those scorchers. Thanks for the reminder. You might want to have a fan near by when you read Dark Cravings, and maybe a glass of ice. :)

    1. LOL - why do you think I'm providing all kinds of drink recipes? ;) Thank you so much for coming by Tamye! You're support means so much to me. It's tricky picking out excerpts without giving away any spoilers. I mean obviously they have sex... its an erotic book... but ya. You get what I'm saying right? LOL

  5. I'm excited for you to re-read it too Lily!

  6. Very hot!! Thank you Madeline for the great excerpt.

    1. Thank you :-) Micah and Ella might have some issues - sexual chemistry isn't one of them! Thank you for coming out <3

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    1. Hi Joc!! I'm glad you enjoyed it :-) thank you so much for dropping by < 3

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    1. You made it Froggy :) I'm happy to see you here, thank you for coming out to join in the fun. <3

  9. Looks really good. Cant' wait to read it.

  10. Hi Lori!! Thank you for coming out <3

  11. Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd the winner is Joc San! Please contact me at madelinepryce at gmail dot com so we can arrange your eBook!

    If you didn't win, three chances still remain! Go here: for a list of open sites.



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