My first foray into self-publishing is my Midnight Playground prequel story, EVER: THE TURNING, which is officially out now on Amazon and Smashwords! I’m so excited about this story, because it’s Ever…*girlish sigh*. As most of you know, he’s my favorite vampire-and from my fan mail, he’s a reader favorite, too. Even though his own Midnight Playground book, EVERSONG, will be out from Samhain October 4th, I had to write more about him. In EVER: THE TURNING I’m taking us back to 891 AD, to Ever’s Viking origins, and the tale of the vampire who Turned him-and captured his immortal heart.
Let’s take a look!
The Midnight Playground series
The world-wide economic crisis has finally allowed the vampires to come out of the shadows in which they’ve hidden for untold centuries. The first of the Midnight Playground vampire sex clubs is founded in London’s old Palace Theater, and mankind comes to know the vampires, to worship them as gods. These dens of the ultimate in sexual deviance and utter luxury are revered, the Kiss of the vampires yearned for, and given only to those few who are fortunate enough to gain entry—both the Seeking Kiss, that exquisite drink offered to the human sex partners of the vampires, and the Turning Kiss, the exchange of blood which gives the eternal gift of immortality.
But with immortality comes a lifetime of regret, loss—and the possibility of love everlasting
Love may die, but it is never forgotten…
As a young Viking in the late ninth century, Ever’s ship is destroyed in a catastrophic storm, killing his brothers and crew. Avoiding the fate of his shipmates, Ever is rescued by the beautiful, savage vampire Vérún, who lustfully Turns him from human to immortal, creating a unique and enduring bond.
But as the decades pass, Vérún becomes enveloped by the weight of time. Even Ever’s great love for her is unable to save her from her fate. But that love will last for eternity…
As the prequel to Eden Bradley’s erotic vampire stories, “Ever: The Turning” connects the series’ past to its future, revealing the origin of the Midnight Playground Clubs and giving new meaning to their existence.
WARNING! This story contains a hot Viking, rough and dirty vampire sex, blood drinking, a great love and a terrible grief, as well as the forming of the Vampire Council-mortals beware!
“Who are you?” he asked somehow. His lungs, his body, no longer hurt at all, the pain quickly forgotten in the wake of the power surging through him. He felt his muscles hardening, his cock the hardest of all.
“I am your savior. Your maker.” Her lips were next to his, her breath impossibly warm and cool at the same time. She spoke English to him, his mother’s milk language, but with that oddly beautiful accent.
“Tell me your name, woman,” he demanded.
“I am no woman. I am Vérún.”
The name was strange on his tongue. The woman—for she was a woman, in form, in the tone of her voice—was strange beneath his searching hands. Who was she? What was she—goddess or spirit or some other creature he’d never imagined? But the wondering would have to wait. He would take her now.
He rolled her over, pressing her into the sharp rocks on the cold, rain-soaked beach. He didn’t care if he hurt her. His need was too great.
“Yes, come to me. Come inside me,” she murmured.
He tore his breeches open, kicked her thighs apart and thrust into her.
Yes, pure bliss. She was tight inside, hot. Unbearable, the pleasure shuddering through his system, making his balls draw up tight. Making his cock pulse. He had never felt such pleasure. Such perfection. He had never felt that if this woman’s body was not made of the same stone-hard flesh his was now, he could tear her apart.
She took his face between her hands, brought his lips to hers as she wrapped her legs around him. He took her mouth just as savagely as he’d taken her body. Her mouth was as hot and soft as her cunt. She tasted of his own blood. She tasted of ancient stone. She tasted of life.
He pumped into her, each hammering surge going through him, a keen blade of the purest ecstasy. He was dizzy with a hard, driving lust. Lost in it. Lost in her.
I have a special offer, just for our loyal Smutkedettes-well, for anyone reading the blog this week. Buy EVER: THE TURNING on Smashwords and get a 33% discount using this code: KK82T . The code is good until the 27th!
CONTEST! To celebrate the release of EVER: THE TURNING I’m giving away a $10.00 gift card to either Amazon or Sephora 9winner’s choice), as well as copies of any two of my Samhain backlist books (excluding the upcoming EVERSONG, out October 4th)-again, winner’s choice. There are several ways to enter:
1) Comment here and give me the titles of the two Samhain books of mine you’d like to win.
2) To have a additional chances at winning, download my book THE SEEKING KISS (unless you already have it, of course), then post a review for that book-or-Books One or Two in the series, BLOODSONG or THE TURNING KISS, on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads or Shelfari, -or- a review of EVER: THE TURNING on Amazon, then give me the link to the review in your comment. Each review gives you an additional entry. And nope-you do not have to love the story (although I hope you will). Just an honest review, even if it’s one line. :)
A winner will be chosen and announced here in the comments section on Friday, so be sure to check back!
I’ll close with a look at the video trailer for EVER: THE TURNING-hope you all enjoy the trailer and the book!