Please welcome erotic romance author Em Petova.
By Em Petrova
Halloween is over, the trip to the dentist to nix those cavities is planned, and my children's beloved costumes are stashed in a drawer. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and probably many of yours. After it's over, I feel a letdown. No more little ghouls and goblins traipsing up to my door, or happy jack-o-lanterns grinning from porches. Then I realized that for those of us who are avid paranormal or fantasy readers, we can continue to live it every day.
As kids, we dig through our grandmother's costume jewelry, put on our mother's high heels, and sometimes even cross-dress in our daddy's belts and ties. When we grow up, our imaginations and a world of books carry us away into foreign lands and, if we're lucky, transport us into the psyches of the characters we read about. For a few priceless minutes a day (or more, if we call for a pizza!), we get to try on new hats, silk gloves, stolen diamonds, and even a hot new mate or two.
In my debut book, Runes, I've created a world where immortals Walk amongst mortals. Each immortal has a tattoo which is unique to the owner, and reflective of his or her traits. My hero, a mathematical genius, has cramped rows of numbers spanning his six-pack, and his immortal mate sports a stunning collection of runes and stars which climb her throat and end at the corner of her eye.
As I write, I get to explore new personas and worlds with the careless abandon of a child. No wonder I adore my job! As readers, writers, or both, books inspire our imaginations and allow us to escape the humdrum--swim lessons, dog grooming, lunch packing. For a few minutes a day, we get to be that girl who wins the hunk or robs a bank to pay her bills. If she's lucky, she gets a happily ever after. When we read, aren't we actually playing? Practicing for our own happily ever after's?
I'd love to hear about your favorite book and how it has inspired you. Leave a comment and enter to win a free copy of RUNES. I'll announce the winner on Friday, November 5! Please read on for an excerpt of Runes, available now from Red Sage. And thank you to Bitten by Paranormal Romance for welcoming me today.
Blurb: When immortals Will and Evangeline are thrown together by a phenomenon known as The Calling, they share their blood and bodies, entwining their minds and souls. But Evangeline has been yanked from the arms of her mortal love, Sean, and the echo of his touch never leaves her. Will and Sean make a pact to share the woman they love and find new desires arising in the arms of each other.
RUNES EXCERPT: ADULT CONTENT
RUNES--a paranormal ménage a trois available from Red Sage Publishing. ~Two men learn to satisfy their lusts for one woman, and eventually each other~
When Will Cochran straightened away from the woman on the bathroom floor, they were both bleeding. She was not fully conscious, but he had to escape before she recognized him. He grabbed a hand towel from the sink, clutched it to his bleeding forearm and swung toward the door.
She would be all right. It might take a few hours for the drugs to wear off, but eventually she would awaken to a new existence. Before he disappeared through the doorway and from her life, he allowed himself a final glance.
Sprawled on the white floor tile, she looked waifish and vulnerable. She wore dark clothing--a black off-the-shoulder top and dark violet miniskirt that matched the purple streak at the front of her pixie-short black hair. The blood had ceased to flow from the wound on her neck, and as he watched, the blue-black lines of runes and dainty stars climbed the bare flesh of her shoulder, up her throat, to curl around her ear and end in a spattering of stars across her temple--the immortal tattoo.
Where to find Em
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