Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates #1) by Felicity Heaton-Blog Tour and Review
Kissed by a Dark Prince
Eternal Mates #1
by Felicity Heaton
Release Date: November 30, 2013
Olivia thinks it’s her lucky night when a dangerously handsome unconscious fae ends up on her inspection table. He’s her chance to redeem herself with her employer, the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel. But when the tall, dark and deadly immortal warrior awakes, she gets much more than she bargained for…
Attacked by his enemy in the elf kingdom, the last thing Prince Loren expects when he comes around is a beautiful angel watching over him and medical technology of the mortal realm. Hazy from his injuries, all he can focus on is the pulse ticking in her throat and the sweet allure of her blood.
One single bite reveals she is his eternal mate, triggering a bond between them that will leave him weakened until it is complete… or broken, and pulling Olivia into the crossfire of his ancient feud.
To protect his people and his mate from the machinations of a madman, Loren must risk everything by working with Olivia at Archangel to find a way to break the bond blossoming between them.
But will Loren be strong enough to place duty before desire and give up the one thing he has waited millennia for and craves above all others—his eternal mate? And will Olivia be able to resist the incredible heat that burns between them and the temptation of her dark prince’s kiss?
REVIEW: KISSED BY A DARK PRINCE is the introductory storyline in Felicity Heaton’s new paranormal romance Eternal Mate Series focusing on the supernatural world of the Fae, Elves, Demons and much more. This is Olivia and Loren’s storyline-Loren is the Elven Prince and Olivia is his human bond mate.
The storyline focuses on the growing relationship between Loren and Olivia and Loren’s need to bring his brother to justice. Injured and needing blood due to a battle with his evil brother, Loren will find himself in the human research centre known as Archangel where Olivia’s blood will call to his inner soul. Taking Olivia’s blood will begin the bonding process and what ensues is Loren’s need to claim the human woman as his own.
The relationship between Loren and Olivia is interesting in that Loren is beyond possessive and jealous of any male who even remotely looks interested or twice at Olivia. This is a side effect of the bonding process and one that is not desirous from Olivia’s perspective. She is still recovering from a past haunted by the supernatural and the Elven Prince’s actions are similar in many ways.
There is also a parallel storyline involving Loren’s brother Vail who has promised retribution for the attack against his bond mate and Loren is the primary target. As the storyline develops we learn that there is much more to Vail’s sadistic attacks and maddening attempts at Loren’s life. At each encounter Vail proves to be more deadlier but something or someone is holding him back.
Because Kissed by a Dark Prince is the first in the series, there is plenty of background information as it pertains to the Elven history and the mate bonding process. We learn a little bit about several of the supernatural species that will play a role in future storylines as well as the introduction of several secondary characters including the next storyline hero-a demon king who believes he has found his mate but there is another male vying for the female’s affections.
Kissed by a Dark Prince and the Eternal Mate series is pulled from the imaginative mind of an author who has the ability to draw the reader into the world of the paranormal with colorful characters, alpha males and strong female heroines. Felicity Heaton introduces the reader to a wonderful and frightening world where the supernatural cross over into the human realm and anything and anyone is fare game.
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy
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Kissed by a Dark Prince, the first book in Felicity Heaton’s hot new paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website.
Find out how to enter the Kissed by a Dark Prince international giveaway (ends December 8th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 6 chapter sample of the novel: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/kbadp
Kissed by a Dark Prince and the Eternal Mates series is set in the same world as the Vampire Erotic Theatre series, so if you’re a fan of that series, you will love Eternal Mates. Throughout this series, you’ll have a chance to catch up with the cast of the Vampire Erotic Theatre series and learn more about their world.
Felicity is hosting TWO release parties too. There will be a Twitter party on December 10th and a Facebook party on December 14th. Both will have amazing giveaways, and there are some fantastic authors joining her at the Facebook party. All the details and how to join the parties are at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/blog/kissed-by-a-dark-prince-release-parties/
Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 1)
Kissed by a Dark Prince is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/kbadp
“You’re not well.” Olivia reached out to steady him, instinct telling her to help him. She caught his upper arms and gasped. He was burning up, shaking beneath her fingers, his skin clammy. “You need to rest.”
“I will be fine… with a little fluids.” Pain grated in his deep voice and he swallowed hard.
“I wasn’t sure what to give you.” Olivia pressed her palm to his forehead. A fever? Was it part of his healing process or was his condition deteriorating? “I wasn’t sure what would harm or help you.”
He leaned forwards and his breath skated over her bare neck. She shivered, a hot rush sweeping through her.
“I know what fluid I need,” he whispered low, his voice barely there and teasing, stirring unbidden heat in her veins and quickening her pulse.
“Tell me and I’ll get it.” She tried to draw back and his hands shot up, fingers closing tightly around her upper arms.
“Oh, you already have it.”
He struck hard on the left side of her throat and her eyes widened. Shock stole her senses for a second before reality came crashing back. He was biting her. He was drinking her blood. Dark memories surged to the surface and she fought his hold on her, struggling like a wild thing. She wouldn’t let it happen to her again. She shoved at his chest, clawing with her short nails, and pounded her hands against it, striking as hard as she could.
He pulled her against his chest, caging her there, his arms steel bands across her back, pinning hers between their bodies. She wriggled, desperate to escape him, fear pounding down on her and making her heart stutter. He was going to drink her to death.
Tears streamed down her cheeks and her head spun, wooziness threatening to pull her down into the darkness.
“Please,” she whispered, breathless and weak, barely clinging to consciousness as her panic and fear overwhelmed her. “Release me… don’t kill me.”
He immediately pulled his fangs from her throat and she crumpled, only his arms around her keeping her on her feet. His heart beat wildly against her palms, strong when hers was weak, a timid thing that barely beat at all.
Olivia managed to find the strength to look up into his eyes.
They were different again, amethyst and dazzling. He wobbled and shimmered, said something she didn’t hear over the whoosh of blood in her ears. Ears. His were pointed now, more so than they had been before. All his markings were shining too, colourful and beautiful.
Felicity Heaton is a USA Today and international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!
If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
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