Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SUNNY - BOOK PROMO: "The Darkest Touch" by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Touch 
by Gena Showalter
Lords of the Underworld, Book 11 

From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes the long-awaited story of Torin, the most dangerous Lord of the Underworld yet…

Fierce immortal warrior. Host to the demon of Disease. Torin’s every touch causes sickness and death—and a worldwide plague. Carnal pleasure is utterly forbidden, and though he has always overcome temptation with an iron will, his control is about to shatter.

She is Keeley Cael. The Red Queen. When the powerful beauty with shocking vulnerabilities escapes from a centuries-long imprisonment, the desire that simmers between her and Torin is scorching. His touch could mean the end for her, but resisting her is the hardest battle he’s ever fought—and the only battle he fears he can’t win.

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They would be a couple, she decided. Touchpleasurehad been denied her for far too long. A fact his presence had never allowed her to forget. Hed had other girlfriends so he knew how to handle a romantic relationship. They could do this, could make this work. And they would be vigilant, cautious, never courting danger.
All she had to do was get him to agree.
There was no better time to try. “Im dirty, she an- nounced. Absolutely filthy, and Im going to take a bath.
Good for you.” So mocking.
So unaware of his coming fall.
Be a dear and help me remove my dress, she said. A strangled sound left him. It has no ties, no zipper.
You tug it on and off.
Well, good news, then. As strong as you are, you shouldnt have any problems.

His gaze swept over her and heated. He licked his lips, as if he could already taste her. What game are you playing, princess?
Does it matter?
Yes. And why the hell are you looking at me like that?”
Like what?
Like Im a hero. Im not a hero. Im a villain.
Did he not realize that only made her want him more? Well, be a good little villain and help me out of my dress.
No. His tone dovetailed into guttural as he added, Im not going near you.
Hes definitely tempted. How thin was his control? Very well. Ill near you. Hips swaying, she closed
the distance between them. She reached out.
He jerked away only to returncloser.
She wrapped her fingers around his wrists and guided his hands to her hips.
He resisted. At first.
Relax, warrior. Were protected by our clothes.
His fingers clenched around her and held on tight. Did he think she would f loat away like a forgotten balloon?
Whats…next? he gritted.
Not exactly surrender, but close enough.
She leaned forward, careful as her breath fanned over his ear. All you need to do is feel good.
I can do that. He tugged her against him. Suddenly they were f lush, the softest parts of her cradling the hard- est parts of him. A growl rose from low in his chest as if, in this stolen moment, hed regressed into little more than an animal. Im doing it right now.

The pleasurethoughts of being careful evaporated like mist. Would you like to do more?
More. Yes. His lips parted as he fought for breath. Eyes glazing with a wildness shed never seen from any- one other than condemned prisoners, he squeezed her hard enough to bruise. Im going to take more, and youre going to like it.

Gena Showalter is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author whose books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines, as well as Entertainment Weekly. Her novel Red Handed has been optioned by Sony Television. Critics have called her books “sizzling page-turners” and “utterly spellbinding stories,” while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise.” Her mix of humor, danger and wickedly hot sex provides wildly sensual page-turners sure to enthrall. 

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