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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Excerpt & Giveaway from Elisabeth Staab for Hunter By Night!

Hunter By Night
Elisabeth Staab

She wants out

Party girl Alexia Blackburn is only hanging around the vampire compound until her best friend—the queen—has her baby. After that, nothing is going to stop Alexia from getting back to daylight, safety, and feeling like a normal human being. But leaving the vampire world has one big catch...

He needs her to stay

Head of vampire security Lee Goram has hated and distrusted humans for centuries. Feeding on vampire blood has kept him strong...but now it's killing him—and he's horrified to discover that Alexia may hold the key to his cure. He'd rather die defending his king than admit his weakness, but time is running out for the great vampire warrior...

Hey everyone!  Hope you are having a fabulous Thursday!  Today I have Elisabeth Staab here with an excerpt from Hunter By Night and a giveaway for some signed swag!  You might remember her from when she was here in January with her release, One Week!  I hope you all enjoy Hunter By Night (right after you get done drooling over the cover, right!?) and good luck on the giveaway!

She leaned close to avoid being heard by all the sensitive ears in the room. “We’re out of the literal and metaphorical woods. You can get blood from anyone. I thought drinking human blood was, like, worse than licking bat guano off a wizard’s shoe.”

The softness of his laugh shimmied straight down her spine. Dear merciful Lord. “I don’t claim to understand.” His lips feathered against her ear. “In the cave, the pain abated when I drank from you.” He pushed closer, his breath soft and hot. “Nothing has eased it in a long time. No one. Whatever this… problem… is, drinking from you eased the pain. It’s the one thing I know for certain."

Oh, hell. Only her blood? Talk about making a gal melt in the weirdest way possible. She wanted to be all snarky and make him beg or apologize or something, but fuckballs, that was the most beautiful thing ever. Besides, she wanted to ease his hurt more than she wanted to get even.

Alexia glanced around and pulled him into an empty room next to the nurse’s station. To be safe, she locked the door and pulled the curtain thingy. Two comfy chairs sat by the hospital bed. She tugged one close and offered her wrist. It seemed the fastest way, and this was urgent.

The strike of his fangs hardly surprised her this time. Much like a tattoo or a piercing, you got used to the pinch. Isabel had drunk from her a few times when they’d first become friends, but that had been different. That hadn’t been a two-hundred-and-whatever-pound vampire male in a desperate amount of pain.

Oh, holy… Wow.

The relief was amazing. Fireworks and dynamite. The pressure flowed out of her along with the blood. What rushed in to take its place, though, was a disturbing sense of rightness. In giving herself to him in a way she had never wanted to give to anyone. Somehow her other arm wound around his neck, and either he didn’t notice or he didn’t actually mind.

It’s just the blood, like he said before.

But then his fingers crept into her hair. Her body slid down into the large, comfy chair. Lee pressed closer, on his knees now in front of her, her arm held aloft by his efforts as he lapped at her wrist. His tongue trailed down her arm to catch a wayward drip. On his knees with his long legs, Lee’s pelvis pressed against hers through their pants, his erection hard and thick and throwing off heat.

Alexia couldn’t stop herself from wrapping her legs around his waist and bringing him closer. Her hand grasped his free arm, which had moved from the chair to her leg. Their fingers laced together.

Lee’s groan vibrated against her wrist.

A knock sounded at the door.

Elisabeth Staab took a long time to find her passion. After many jobs, she realized that nothing beats romance. She digs coffee, saucy stories, and sexy things that go bump in the night. Once, she ate dinner in a jail and liked it. She lives in the Washington DC area with her incredible family and does her best to juggle life while ignoring the laundry.

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  1. ooooh... this looks and sounds awesome :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks like a great series and totally went on the list!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing Hunter by Night, Liz!

  4. Thanks for checking if out, I hope you enjoy!

  5. Thank you for checking out Hunter by Night today! Happy reading!

  6. Look forward to diving into this book

  7. Love the blurb and excerpt =) Can´t wait for my chance to read more!
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!

  8. Happy Friday to you too! Thanks for coming by!

  9. Fantastic! Thanks for checking out the post :)

  10. Awesome Judy!! Thanks for checking it out :)

  11. I think so too :) Good luck on the giveaway!

  12. can I NOT have heard of this series before?? Thanks for the excerpt...I just went and ordered the first 2 books in this series..and pre-ordered Hunter by Night.

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  13. Thank you so much for checking out the series, I hope you enjoy! SO excited for the release of Hunter by Night!!

  14. Thanks for stopping by to check out Hunter by Night, Linda, and happy reading!

  15. Thank you, Wanda, I hope you enjoy Hunter by Night!

  16. Bookworm BrandeeMay 20, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    I've always wanted to read Ms. Staab - just haven't made the time yet. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and for giveaway! :)

  17. I think this book would definitely be a good start!


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