Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thursday Thirteen from the Sinfully Delicious Lustful Cravings

I'm baaack! It's Lia here. Tammy's taking a little time off to snuggle with that stud of a husband of hers. So not fair she has her happily ever after with her muse no less! I'm happy for her, really I am. It's just that I wish she would send a few of his Coast Guard buddies my way! ;) You know, for research. hehehe

Enough about me. It's time to reveal our latest Thursday Thirteen. This time it's from Paloma Beck's Lustful Cravings. Not only has she provided the opening lines from the book, she's included an EXTRA thirteen sentences in honor of today being the 13th. 

Excited? So am I! Let's get rolling shall we?

Blurb from Lustful Cravings

Available from Secret Cravings
Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy bigger than anyone ever expected. One by one, they will find their mates from the immortal Valendite breeds and secure their place in history. 

Each sister embodies one of the seven deadly sins only to be cast aside once claimed. But claiming comes at the price of separation, causing a weakening of their combined powers, which none want to happen... until Layla, holding the sin of lust within her body, locks eyes with Madden.

Madden is one of the strongest of the Valendite Breed, a group of near-immortal men originating from the Italian Wars in the 1500s. Today, the Valendite Breed serve as the Terrorist Elimination Unit (TEU), an invisible arm of the CIA. Their only weakness is their need for a mate to carry on the Breed.  So now that Madden has found Layla, he will never let her go.
With forces mounting up against the Breed, Madden and Layla will need to rely on all of their powers combined to get them to their Pronouncement.

First Thirteen Sentences

“Open the damn door.” Madden’s deep voice vibrated through the thin door of the Sinster sisters’ home. He pounded and it seemed as if his large fists were going to knock down Layla’s door. He probably could if he wanted to. Clearly, he was holding himself back. And if this was his restraining himself, she was in trouble.

Crap. When she and her sisters headed home from that damn bar, her sisters had sworn he hadn’t followed them, and now their neighbors were going to hear all the noise if she didn’t let him in. They were always complaining that her family was too loud for the neighborhood, but darn if it was all her fault, with her sisters running in and out at all hours. 

Their house was a gift from their parents. When the sisters were all grown, their parents left to travel back to their native land and gave them this home to stay together until each went their separate way, finding a mate of their own. Though they drove each other crazy, none could imagine living apart. Layla, in particular, wasn’t looking forward to the very thing that was at her doorstep even now.

BONUS Thirteen

She and her sisters were part of Magdalena Circle and this man at her door, this breed, was most certainly her mate. 

Layla knew she should’ve stayed home like she’d planned but when Gracie had begged her to come along for a girls’ night out, she couldn’t resist her sister. Layla preferred her quiet writing time when her sisters were out, choosing to pen her manuscripts during the night. Night seemed much more appropriate for the paranormal romances she wrote. 

She was pulled from her thoughts back into reality by more banging. 

“Damn it, Layla. I saw your eyes,” Madden continued pounding on the door as he shouted, “I know who you are to me.” He had the good grace to lower his voice at the final words, but she felt their profound truth. He needn’t say anymore. At those words, her hands became clammy, her heartbeat accelerated and a warm sensation grew in her stomach.

She knew this feeling simply because she’d experienced nothing like it in her life – that warmth in her lower stomach, that dull ache between her legs. It was one she had managed to avoid for years but still knew instinctively. Lust. It was her soul sin.

What do you think? Paloma has grabbed you and pulled you right in hasn't she? Want to know more about her and the Seven Sin Sisters series? Well click on her links below and get to reading! I had the pleasure of having Ms. Beck over at The House of Taboo last month. The links to her guest spots are also included below.

Don't wait too long to get your very own copy of this sizzling read! Until next time sassy ones...

~Lustful Lia ;)

About the Author

Paloma Beck is an erotic romance writer in both the contemporary and paranormal realms. Happily married and living a life of total contradiction, Paloma runs carpool service for her three sons, volunteers in PTA and teaches religious education. 

Then in the moments when her characters talk to her, she journals their stories - and they are anything but PG. As a natural introvert, quiet time with her characters is necessary to keep sane while writing is the perfect outlet for her creativity.

Paloma believes a daily dose of coffee and a good book make any day better.

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  1. Ooh! I'm going to have to get this! Great job, Paloma!

  2. Thanks for having me today! I started with Layla because lust sounded like the most decadent of all the deadly sins. Which is your favorite, everyone??