Oct 11, 2011

{Author Guest Post + Giveaway} Stacey Kennedy author of Shadowed Soul

So I did a total happy dance when author Stacey Kennedy contacted me for a guest post on SNR! I'm happy to welcome one of my favorite authors, who is here to discuss her lastest book SHADOWED SOUL.

Huge thanks to Seeing Night Reviews for allowing me to stop by, share my new release, and hold a giveaway. Be sure to leave a comment with your email address to be entered to win, Shadowed Soul.

So what inspired me to write Shadowed Soul? I’ve read many stories where a vampire and a mortal got between the sheets and heated things up. But I wanted this story to be centered around what happens when a vampire is thirsty and needs to satiate that hunger. No happily-ever-after, only one night of the steamy stuff so the vampire had his fix and left a satisfied woman behind.

Of course, the characters had other plans and after I wrote the first draft, I knew I had to go back and rewrite the ending so something a little more lasting happened between them. In the end, I’m I listened to them, because the ending is just as it should be. No matter that I had a certain idea for them, they wanted their happily ever after, and who was I to deny them? Sure, I fought them and tried to make this a one night stand, but if you’re a new author starting out, here’s some advice:

Don’t bother fighting your characters—they always win and are always right! 

Four months have passed since Ellie’s heart was broken by her cheating boyfriend, Gerrid. Sick of mourning, she sets out in search of one thing, a man to make her forget. Madame Eve, a matchmaker, arranges for Ellie to meet just the man at Nocturnal Nightclub in Miami. Bryce is not only sexy as sin, but full of mystery. He does things no man should be capable of. Ellie might question his fast speed, cold hands, and even the way he bites at her skin―if he wasn’t so determined to awaken the part of her that’s been buried by lies.

Days have passed since Bryce’s last feeding and his vampire hungers demand to be sated. But feeding is not his only intention. Ellie seeks to be a different woman, to gain power for herself, and Bryce plans to push her to discover it. To show her she can do things she never thought possible and force her to see the strength she yearns for already lives inside of her.
Ellie will have to choose, expose all of herself, or remain hidden in the dark shadows. But Bryce will have to make a choice of his own—let her go or keep Ellie forever?
*m/f, anal, voyeurism, masturbation.

BUY LINK - http://www.staceykennedy.com/shadowed-soul/ 


     Ellie scanned the dance floor, searching for the man matching the picture Madame Eve had emailed her. Instead, she got a few heated glances from guys she wouldn’t touch on her worst days. So, instead of continuing to search, she lingered taking a seat upon a stool, listening to the bartender and Kenna talk dirty nothings to each other. Why isn’t he here? 
    After she downed her second Cosmo, goose bumps pimpled on the back of her neck, and she glanced over her shoulder to discover her date standing against the back wall. His gaze focused on one person, her.
    “Oooo...my night is looking up,” she exclaimed.
    Kenna didn’t respond, too busy playing googly eyes with the bartender.
Ellie jabbed an elbow into her side. She hissed as she rubbed her ribs. “Ow, what?”
    “He’s here. I’m going to dance.” She gestured behind her and grinned to show her intentions.
     Kenna peeked over her shoulder before focusing back on Ellie and giving a shit-eating grin. “Have fun.”
     Ellie slid off the stool, keeping her focus on the stranger. His mere presence screamed sex. Much taller than her five-foot-five frame—around six-two—but built like a brick shit house. His muscular arms were crossed over his chest, his broad shoulders tempting her and she couldn’t wait to run her hands over them tonight.
     Putting a little oomph into her step, she made her way onto the dance floor. The loud techno song washed over her and the vibrations were strong against her feet. Her kinda music—hard and dirty.
     Staying at the edge of the crowd, she found her beat and moved with the rhythm. Twirling, she ran her hands along her torso and did anything and everything to gain his attention.
     To all appearances, her plan worked.
     He dropped his arms to his side and stepped forward. His sparkling blue eyes, short, fashionably-styled black hair, and chiseled features warmed her right down to her toes. Her heart raced. Her insecurities drifted away. The world around her ceased to exist, leaving only him and her.
     Wetness pooled in her panties. His nostrils flared and his heated gaze burned deeper. He approached and as he settled in front of her, he grabbed her lower back and yanked her against his hard body. Her head tilted back and he leaned down, cupped her nape and kissed her.
     A kiss not meant for strangers―not meant as a sweet hello. No, a promise he would pleasure her and she sang a big thank you, Jesus for bringing him to her. No thoughts. No regrets. Just two sweaty bodies going at it until exhaustion set in.

Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll find fast paced action, life threatening moments and a big bad villain that needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance Ebooks Bestseller lists. If she isn’t plugging away at her next novel, tending to her two little ones, she’s got her nose deep in a good book. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband. Be sure to drop her a line at www.staceykennedy.com, she loves to hear from her readers. 
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  1. Nice interview. love the teaser too.
    sounds like a good read! on my 2012 list of challenged books to read. yep, I'm preparing my challenges and books now.

  2. Very nice! Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway.
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

  3. I would love a chance to win this book...I have it on my wish list..Thank you..lprater@modweldco.com

  4. Ooh this book looks SO good! I would love the chance to read it! :)


  5. Hello Stacey! Huge fan here, would love to win a copy of this book!
    wordgirl79 at gmail dot com

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  7. Thank you for the giveaway and the guest post!

    I love her books. :)

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

  8. I love Stacey's books!!! This sounds hot and I would love to get my hands on it!! Thanks for the chance to win


  9. great interview. the book sounds nice.

  10. Hi Stacey! I would absolutely LOVE to win a copy of your book! It sounds extra good and juicy :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  11. It's fun when you write characters that are strong enough to dictate their own endings, isn't it?

    alexabexis at gmail dot com

  12. I loved the interview!! Thanks for the advice about letting your characters dictate their own endings!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  13. This sounds like a great book would love to read it! Thank you so much for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  14. great teaser.Shadowed Soul sounds fantastic.Thanks for the chance to win a copy