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Seduce Me in Shadow
Ex-Marine Caden MacTavish has shunned his magical heritage all his life, but he will do anything to heal his desperately ill brother, a Doomsday Brethren warrior in mourning for his missing mate. Posing as a photographer, Caden must convince firecracker tabloid reporter Sydney Blair to reveal the source of her recent exposé on a supernatural power clash. Unfortunately, keeping his hands off the sizzling redhead proves as hard as getting them onto the potent and mystical Doomsday Diary he discovers at her bedside. A bloody rebellion led by an evil, power-hungry wizard is imminent. If Sydney divulges the book’s existence, she will jeopardize magickind’s most deeply guarded secrets and become the ruthless wizard’s number one target. Caden has never trusted magic’s cruel and dangerous powers, but he will protect Sydney with his life and magic—even if it means risking his heart.
Rated HOT! “Dramatic… A page turner!” ~ RT Bookclub
Recommended Read! “Emotionally charged conflict and sizzling sexual tension add to the page-turning quality of this paranormal suspense. Once again, Black delivers!” ~ Fallen Angel Reviews
5 out of 5! “SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW is highly addicting and emotionally gripping. The plot sizzles with twists and turns that kept me engrossed long after I finished reading. Highly recommend…” ~ Romance Junkies
“…full of excitement, sensuality, and suspense…Seduce Me in Shadow is engrossing. The Doomsday Brethren is an intriguing series and I look forward to the next installment.” ~ Joyfully Reviewed
“Ms. Black blends magic, mystery and romance into a suspenseful tale. Her masterful storytelling comes through on every page.” ~ Paranormal Romance Writers
“I really enjoyed this book. Seduce Me in Shadow hints at the next book, teasing the reader into wanting more. I cannot wait!” ~ ParaNormal Romance Reviews
“This book is chock full of action…and twists and turns that leave you craving more. How many days do I have to wait until “Posses Me At Midnight” comes out?” ~ Naughty Editions Books
“Captivating… SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW should not be missed.” ~ Romance Reviews Today
Q. What is the concept behind the Doomsday Brethren and the order of the releases?
A. In today’s world of technology, science and logic, few people realize that magic lives and breathes-and walks on two legs-among mortals. Or that magickind possesses a weapon that can hurt, heal, comfort, destroy, grant fantasies, bring peace. Or, in the hands of someone terrible and strong enough to call forth its power, the weapon can bring about doomsday.
Created during the days of the Round Table, it resurfaces in modern-day London and is sought by a wizard of evil brilliance with one goal: dominion over human and magical worlds alike. Only a band of wizards, enemies who must learn to become friends and accept love, can save the world from destruction.
To learn more about the wizard warriors who defend magickind from evil, Meet the Doomsday Brethren.
TEMPT ME WITH DARKNESS ““ Available now
SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW ““ Releases 9/29
POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT ““ Releases 10/27
Plus two additional titles currently scheduled for late 2010!
Q. What inspired the idea behind the Doomsday Brethren?
A couple of things, actually. I’d had the idea for TEMPT ME WITH DARKNESS back in 1996. Two of my heroes, Marrok and Bram, were running around my head with Olivia, the heroine of TEMPT ME WITH DARKNESS and the Doomsday Diary. But I was unable to come up with a whole plot I liked. I always felt like something was missing. Then over Christmas in 2006, my grandmother said that she really liked books about magic, and I started talking about my idea. Other characters had popped into my head by then. Sydney, for one. I frequently have lunch with an author friend, and he and I chatted about the series. From there, I started piecing the ideas together in my head, and soon, the rest of the Doomsday Brethren were born.
Q. Your new book, SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW, releases on September 29th. It features Caden and Sydney. Tell us a bit about them. What makes them the perfect couple?
A. Opposites attract for a reason. Our job as romance authors is, of course, to convince the reader that the hero and heroine are in love and will be forever. Part of what makes a relationship really work is finding the person that balances you, gives you qualities and points of view that you may not have yourself. In this case, Sydney is his “firecracker,” a brash, opinionated heroine who helps him open his eyes to magic. In turn, Caden helps Sydney accept that she is perfect as she is, regardless of what she’s been told in the past. She loves her for who she is and wouldn’t want her to change a bit. They comfort, reassure, balance each other.
Q. If you had to put together a playlist to the series what songs/music would be on the list?
A. TEMPT ME WITH DARKNESS, the first in the series, I wrote largely to Celtic/New Age music. Marrok being fifteen hundred years old influenced my musical choices. SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW and POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT were both written to music I grabbed onto from the now-cancelled “Moonlight” TV show, like “Look After You” by The Fray, “Drowning” by The Stereophonics, “All Over You” by the Spill Canvass, “Together” by The Kin, “Love Remains The Same” by Gavin Rossdale, “Your Guardian Angel” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, plus some other faves like “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence and “Broken” by Amy Lee and Seether. I’m very auditory and I love to write to music.
Q. Recently, you released “Fated,” a free Doomsday Brethren e-novella. Where can we find it?
A. It’s available for FREE download here. It’s for a limited time, and I hope everyone downloads and enjoys it. Kari and Ronan are a special couple. Ronan and his bad boy twin, Raiden, also make appearances in future installments of the Doomsday Brethren series.
Q. What can we look forward to in future installments in the Doomsday Brethren series?
A. POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT releases next month, and I’m SO excited about Ice’s book. He was a gift from my imagination and a pure joy to write about. I can’t wait to share this story about him and Sabelle! You’ll also see forward motion of several outstanding plots, like Lucan’s journey. I’ll introduce new characters and hopefully provide twists you didn’t see coming. I’m currently writing the fourth book in the series. As a writer, this world and these people just seem to get more interesting as time passes.
Q. Switching to your erotic Wicked Lovers series, will Luc from DECADENT ever get his own book?
A. Yes! DELICIOUS is all about Luc and bad girl strip club owner Alyssa Devereaux. Look for it on bookshelves in March 2010.
Q. Where can readers find you on the web?
A. My sites are: