Sunday, July 31, 2011


Arial Burnz visits Tattered Pages
with Part 5 of

Welcome to Part 5 of Arial Burnz’s guest blog post on the Scorcher Blog Tour – Week 1! (If this is your first stop, you’ll want to go back to Part 1.) Thanks so much for having me on your blog, AJ!!

Continuing with our topic Why Vampires Are Sexy: We left off with a teaser into an excerpt from my novel MIDNIGHT CONQUEST where Broderick struggles to keep the Hunger under control:

Broderick threaded his fingers into the thickness of Davina’s tawny tresses and he pulled her harder against him, groaning into her mouth. His lips devoured her, touching her eyelids, her cheeks, her nose, claiming her lips once more and capturing the taste of her at last. Davina’s yearning merged with his growing hunger to absorb her, body and soul. His mouth traveled to her throat, his tongue dancing a hot, wet trail across her skin. They seemed to cling to each other in a desperate attempt to become one in their union, leaving Broderick breathless.

Stopping for the moment, he broke from their kiss and struggled to maintain some control over his senses. The rose oil from her heated skin mixed with the scent of her blood, and his mind swirled. Opening his eyes, he searched to stave off the spell engulfing him, fighting off the dizzying effect.

Broderick’s breathing, ragged and trembling, screamed a warning. He closed his eyes and fell into another ardent kiss, but more demanding, his body tense, a new and powerful yearning coursing through him. Davina’s excitement, mixed with her fear, titillated his senses, making it near impossible to pull away. Her fear ignited the Hunger hiding behind his passion, and the familiar and deadly pain shot across his gums, his mouth watering, his tongue aching to sample the sweetness her blood promised. A low, guttural growl rumbled from Broderick’s chest as he wrestled to keep himself from giving in, and with a sudden force, he shoved away from her.

Since that was such a long excerpt compared to the other, we’ll move on to the next blog to discuss the excerpt. Before you do, let’s check in and give a purpose to your post. Continuing to excite the six senses as it pertains to vampires…we’ll explore the sense of hearing in this post.

What do YOU find hot about what you HEAR regarding vampires? Remember, there’s the supernatural heightening of senses, so my vampires hear the flutter of their victim’s heart beat, or the rush of blood through their veins. In the intimate setting of the crimson kiss, breaths grow shallow, moans escape in the euphoria of feeding. How do you hear the intimacy of vampires?

Leave a comment on this blog AND at the other five blogs on the Scorcher Tour to be entered into the drawing this week. One lucky winner will receive an eBook copy of MIDNIGHT CONQUEST and be forwarded into the final drawing at the end of the blog tour for a $30 gift certificate.

To continue to Part 6 – Visit Darlene Fredette’s Blog

MIDNIGHT CONQUEST is available at the following locations in eBook format:

And in case you need the addresses for the first four Blog Tour stops, here they are:
Part 1 – Arial’s Blog
Part 2 – Sarah’s Blog
Part 3 – Amie’s Blog

Be sure to leave a comment to enter our drawing!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for having me on your blog, AJ!! *hugs* :D

Anonymous said...

I love the excerpt! This sounds like a book I would love to read, thank you! edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

Well, I'M excited to hear that! ;) Thanks for the kudos, Krystal! :D

Anonymous said...

Growling, panting, tantalizing moans. The breathy little please of "More." Or the animal snarl of "MINE" just before possession is taken.


Arial Burnz said...

YES!!! Very nice, Linds! I love the emotions you arouse in your comment. Very primal! :D

Arial Burnz said...

Mara had problems posting today, so I'm going to post her comment myself, via her request:

"I agree with Linds - it's the growling that usually seals the deal for me. I'd love to be with a man who growls when he kisses me!"

Arial's Response:
RAWR!!! I'm with both of you! Broderick actually does a lot of GROANING when he engages with Davina. Does that count? LOL

Anonymous said...

I love how vampires can hear your life force coursing in your blood. When your heart beats faster or slower or simmer they hear it all. When a vampire bonds with someone it's the ultimate thrill for them to hear the heart beats to their nearness and I would think vampires find this fascinating because they do not have hearts (the ones that don't anyways). As for the sounds vampires make, they are adept night creatures and know how to whisk by, be a whisper of a breath away; their movements are quiet and calculated unless you evoke emotions then they unleash it.


Arial Burnz said...

Aye!! Well said! So much more intimate when you can hear the life force moving through someone. Excellent observation. Thanks, Na!

Robin said...

It's how they can hear every little sound the human they are with makes... Very hot!

Robin D
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Arial Burnz said...

Aye, that it is! Almost brings them closer and definitely ups the intimacy-factor.

Arial Burnz said...

Scorcher Tour Week 1 Winner – Na from Canada!
Na won an eBook copy of MIDNIGHT CONQUEST