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Thursday, August 15, 2013

A One Night Stand, Heat Wave with Taryn Kincaid...


REDEEMING THE WILD HEROINE

By Taryn Kincaid

 
So…we’ve all heard about redeeming the wretched, bad boy,  blackguard, rakish hero and making him swoonworthy. But what do you when your heroine’s over-the-top?
I’ve got this out-of-control heroine on my hands. We first meet the sexy, sultry Zena Night in LIGHTNING, Book 1 in my Sleepy Hollow series of erotic paranormal 1Night Stand stories for Decadent Publishing.
Our initial glimpse of her has Zena mocking her youngest succubus sister, Lily, the mostly celibate (at least when it comes to mortals) heroine of LIGHTNING, and taking random, um, licks and slurps of the poor handyman trying to hang a diploma in Lily’s new office.  And that’s just page 3.
 
 
Naturally, Zena screamed for a story of her own: HEAT WAVE, my new release.  Let’s face it, she’s not exactly the shy and retiring type and opening her mouth is not exactly a problem.
 So how to redeem her and make her heroine material when we’ve already seen her deliciously risqué, in flagrante delicto behavior in LIGHTNING?
Make her even more of a goodtime party girl, of course!
 When we meet Zena in HEAT WAVE, she’s on her knees. Yep. Right on page 1.  The hero, Bhyrne Raines, an enforcer sent to fetch her home to the succubus queen, is not thrilled to find her that way. She’s a demon princess, after all.
But he knows why she’s acting out, why she’s totally outrageous. And just how vulnerable she really is beneath her brittle, trash-talking defense mechanisms. Besides, poor Bhyrne’s got troubles of his own!
Writing Zena was definitely a challenge. I was afraid of her for awhile. But she’s slinkily wiggled her way into my heart, one of my favorite heroines now!
BLURB:
Sent into the human realm to retrieve prodigal princess, Zena Night, Bhyrne Raines is shocked and unprepared for his carnal reaction to the sexy succubus. In service to the succubus queen, the rugged enforcer must stifle the instant passion exploding within him. Fulfilling his royal duty doesn’t allow for quickie dalliances. His biological clock is ticking, and he begins to enter breedspawn, an intense and unstoppable frenzy of mating all fire-demon males must endure. But the more he wants to avoid Zena, the more he’s drawn to her.
Reluctant to give up her carefree life of partying among the mortals when the hot-as-sin Bhyrne comes to fetch her for the queen, Zena uses her succubus wiles to entice him, or at least delay the inevitable trip to the royal court. Once in the demon stronghold, hidden deep within the Catskill mountains, she learns the reason for the summons: she must choose a consort within two days.
Zena needs a mate. Bhyrne needs to mate. With time running out for both of them, they each turn to 1Night Stand. With time running out, can Madame Eve come to the rescue?
 
EXCERPT:
Holy freeze gun, Batman. The words died before she managed to expose them to air. Her mouth snapped shut.
One of the Queen’s guards stood before her, huge and tall, nearly twice the size of most of the other males in the joint, a hella hunka supernatural male. Clearly not human, although Hugo Boss’d to his Adam’s apple in an apparent bid to fit in among the humans trolling for hot sex, illicit drugs, watered-down booze and loud music. Beneath the fabric of the unstructured designer suit, the toned muscles of a demonic warrior rolled like tidal waves. Even without the small lapel pin the uninformed might mistake for the The Rolling Stones’ logo, she’d recognize him for a captain of the guard. Maybe the Queen’s own Captain.
Hellfire and cotton candy. Trouble. T-R-O-U-B-L-E.
But, by the goddess, whattahottie! Despite her certainty that his presence in the club corridor boded ill for her, the force of her sudden hunger shook her.
Like lightning.
Thunder.
A desperate bolt out of the blue.
Instant connection to him on the paranormal plane, as if he’d wrapped her aura in gold chains and tugged her to him. But did that fast lane to heaven run one way or two?
A grim expression straightened the lines of what otherwise might have been a generous, sensuous mouth. A military buzz cut had weed-whacked hair the color of iron. And it didn’t stop there. Without doubt, metal fortified every single cell in the massive male’s body, pure titanium flowing in his veins. The stern planes and angles of a hard-edged, swoon-worthy face set grimly as cement. Though he lounged in the hallway like any Archie or Jughead waiting in line to discharge his rented beer in a urinal, he exuded authority, his carriage and bearing such that he made the others look like a pack of Twizzlers. Oh. Yeah. More than a mere guardsman, she guessed. An enforcer.
Ruh-roh.
 
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Taryn is an Olympic caliber athlete egg roller and spends a great deal of her time petitioning the U.S.O.C. to introduce a fantail shrimp competition. When she's not bungee jumping off the Palisades or parasailing up and down the Hudson River, she devotes her time to caring for her aging pet walrus, arranging her voodoo doll-pin collection and practicing rhythmic chants. At this moment, she is busy sweeping up the loose masala chai tea leaves she spilled all over the kitchen floor. (Probably because she needs COFFEE.) Wait. Is that something…sparkly?
Taryn hangs around a lot on Facebook and Twitter with her trillions of fans and pops in at Goodreads from time to time. You can catch her on her website, http://tarynkincaid.com, and her blog, http://dreamvoyagers.blogspot.com where she lives for comments!
 
 
 
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I'd like to thank Taryn for joining is today. I hope you all enjoy the 'Heat Wave.' *Winks*
 
Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~
 

1 comment:

  1. Good grief! I thought I left a comment here early this morning.

    Thanks so much for hosting me today, Jennifer!

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