Happy Friday readers!
Get a head start on the weekend with this terrific read from
my fellow TWRP author, Linda Nightingale.
But first, check out our interview.
Welcome, Linda. Please tell us three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C.
– Adorable (major kidding)—let’s try Type A, Busy, Caring (or constant)
What are your three favorite things?
I assume we’re not talking about people, then:
a. Writing. I Iike controlling a man the Chief Councilor of the Vampyre can’t even control. You’ll meet Morgan later—my piano-playing rebel.
b. My car (I’m a car nut). I drive around with the top down, wind in my hair… I’d have a Garage-mahol, if money permitted, to house all kinds of sports cars. I’d love a 1966 E-type Jag.
c. My parlor grand (slightly larger than a baby) piano with a player system installed. I can listen to Chopin and Liszt anytime, morning or night, played on the piano, my favorite instrument. It’s playing as I write.
3. Are you self- published or with a publishing company (if so, which one?)? I actually have 3 publishers:
a. The Wild Rose Press: Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody, Love For Sale, Gambler’s Choice, and I’ve contracted another book about an angel, told entirely in first POV, titled Gylded Wings.
b. Double Dragon Publishing: Morgan’s books – Sinner’s Opera and Sinner’s Obsession – and Gemini Rising, a controversial dark fantasy with deep psychological undertones.
c. COMING SOON from Class Act Books, a collection of short stories called Four by Moonlight (secret one is an erotic romance)
Music is a big influence on my writing. I have certain songs that inspire each chapter, or the whole book. What helps to inspire you?
Music! Music! Music! Also scented candles. If I could live by the ocean, I’d be a very prolific writer.
What’s the one thing you would do if you could be your character for a day?
I’d buy Linda Nightingale an Aston-Martin Vanquish. (Told you I was a car nut).
Will there be more books in your series, or can you tell us about any previous books?
Yes, I consider Rhapsody, more or less, a part of the Obsession series. I have in mind a prequel to Sinner’s Opera that follows Morgan’s mortal youth and his transformation into a vampire, working title Sinner’s Waltz.
Favorite item of clothing in your closet?
I love formal dresses and have several. I guess my favorite is the blue-green taffeta that is off-the-shoulder on one side, with a big bow below.
If you could spend the day with any celebrity, who would it be?
Alexander (sigh, sigh) Skaarsgard. I’d love to look up into those blue eyes – and probably swoon. He’s handsome, and he seems personable.
When writing, which do you prefer to write with, computer or paper and pen?
Definitely the computer. The only things I use a pen for are checks and the numerous To-Do Lists I make.
Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody
By Linda Nightingale
From The Wild Rose Press
Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor
Editor: Callie Lynn Wolfe
Digital Price: $3.99
Print Price: $13.99
A titled lord, concert pianist, and … vampire, Morgan D’Arcy has everything he wants…except what he most desires…the woman of his dreams—the search is on.
Mischief overcame me. “Vampires,” I kissed the word, trying to shock her. “Have a static aura.”
“One night you said that your victim experiences...” Her voice was low, throaty, and lusty.
“Intense pleasure.” I brushed my lips to the back of her neck, and a sigh escaped her.
“Kiss me.” She hugged herself, her tight bodice hinting at cleavage. “I long to feel that pleasure.”
Expectancy sizzled in the inches separating us. A shudder of pure desire leapt over me. Passion smoked in Amber’s eyes. She cradled my chin between index finger and thumb. I reached behind her, freeing her hair. Red silk drowned my hands. I sifted the gleaming strands through my fingers. She was asking me to take her, and ód’s Teeth, I yearned to sink my fangs into her throat and shaft her until she released on a cry.
The tip of her pink tongue wisped over her lower lip. I stared at her beautiful mouth, her sensual expression achieving the effect she intended. My cock flexed hard. The dusky scent of her arousal ratcheted tension to breaking point. I needed Amber for more than sex. Taking her blood might bind her to me—or terrify her into leaving. She had accepted me, was working with me, but our fragile relationship balanced on a shilling.
I freed my face and kissed her hand to soften the blow then shook my head. “No.”
She lurched to her feet. “Why do you refuse? I know you find me attractive. You feel the magnetism between us.”
I glided upright in one svelte move, and fear darted across her face. “When we are farther along the path of discovery, perhaps. We can’t allow anything to cloud our focus now.”
Her breasts heaved with rapid, angry breaths. “You would wag pleasure before me like a carrot tempting a stubborn horse?”
I arched a brow, chastising her for the dramatics. For several thudding heartbeats, she held my gaze before looking away. Without another word, I drifted to the hearth, my swift departure vampire light and soundless. In no uncertain terms, Amber must know the manner of man she tempted. Behind me, I heard a soft gasp. If I enjoyed her fear and her angry, was I a monster? The clock ticked a couple of seconds. How familiar the heavy mortal footsteps chasing me and immortality! She would now offer anything in an attempt to change my mind.
Delicate hands gripped my shoulders with startling strength. “Face me, Morgan, and tell me you don’t want to share pleasure with me.”
I shrugged. “I promised not to lie.”
“…Morgan…is a tour de force of egotism, wit, sensuality, and talent…” ~Author Toni V. Sweeney“Morgan D’Arcy is a class act and the most arresting vampire I’ve ever encountered in literature or films.” ~ Historical and Paranormal Romance Author Beth Trissel
Born in South Carolina, Linda has lived in England, Canada, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta and Houston. She’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer, having bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses for many years.
Linda has won several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award. She is the mother of two wonderful sons, a retired legal assistant, member of the Houston Symphony League, and enjoys events with her car club. Among her favorite things are her two marvelous sons, a snazzy black convertible, and her parlor grand piano. She loves to dress up and host formal dinner parties.
Web Site: http://www.lindanightingale.com – Visit and look around. There’s a free continuing vampire story.
Blog: https://lindanightingale.wordpress.com/ - Lots of interesting guests & prizes
Other Reads by Linda Nightingale:
Gemini Rising – Controversial Dark Fantasy with deep psychological undertones