Description: Rose wants excitement, bright lights and late nights, but she gets more than she bargained for when she swaps her wholesome country life for the hustle and bustle of London.
The city night is home to hungry shadows, eager to consume her.
Rose discovers there is more to this world than what the mundane eye sees, and that she herself is a part of it. Unexpected friendships are forged and unwanted, sometimes dangerous, attractions flare.
London becomes a playground for magic, danger and supernatural threat. While her life, and those of who she loves, hangs in the balance, she must endeavour to embrace her new nature and assist in identifying the hidden threat before it succeeds in its dark purpose.
Amos Cassidy is the pen name for the writing team of Richard Amos and Debbie Cassidy. They both live in the County of Bedfordshire, England. Cassidy is a mother of two who is in the process of building a tower of solitude in her back garden to allow her some peace and quiet to work. While Amos simply activates his anti-disturbance sphere; a nifty gadget he got off an alien tourist about a year ago (he traded the alien a couple of earbuds for it – bargain!) They both share a love of coffee, sugary snacks while brainstorming and eye candy in the form of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padelecki. Crimson Midnight is their debut novel and the first book in the Crimson Series. Book 2 will be out this Fall/Autumn.
HELLO FROM AMOS CASSIDY!
Hi all you PNR/UF lovers and all you lovely readers new to the genre. We just wanted to stop by for a cup of coffee with Maggie and tell you a little bit about the Crimson Series and our plans for it. If you have read Crimson Midnight then you would probably compare it to a supernatural soap opera; action, romance, and a host of characters for you to get to know. Book 2, however, concentrates on Rose and two other characters. Book 2 is dark, it’s gritty and it’s full of action, twists and shocking revelations. Writing it has been a rollercoaster ride and frankly we are exhausted. Yes. It is complete and in the capable hands of our wonderful Beta readers. And we have already begun planning book 3!
In the Crimson series we hope we’ve created something new and different. No rules, no holding back, anything is possible.
Well, it was nice chatting to you all, and thanks for the lovely biscuits, Maggie, but we’d better be off. We’ll leave you with a little excerpt from Crimson Midnight. Until next time…
Rose stood in the bedroom doorway, shoulder propped against the door frame, thumbs tucked into the pockets of her low-rise Levis. She cocked her head, watching Greg’s backside moving back and forth like an overactive piston.
Had it always been that hairy?
She cleared her throat. “I guess you’re busy,” she said, “maybe I should pop back later.”
The piston halted and Greg practically threw himself off his bed partner as if she were an unwanted hot potato. “Fuck! Rose! Fuck!”
“Yeah, I can see that,” Rose said.
“What are you…I mean, when did you-”
“Get here?” she glanced casually at her wristwatch. “About five minutes ago.”
She noticed him surreptitiously pull the bedspread up to cover his crotch. “What are you doing here?” he asked.
“I thought I’d surprise you.” She pushed herself off the door frame sauntering into the room. “I guess I succeeded.”
A petite five foot four, with the elfin doe-eyed features of a Manga sketch topped with long golden hair, Rose didn’t look like a threat. In fact she was pretty certain that she would have been cast as the lead in any production of ‘Legally Blonde’ on looks alone, but the tussled brunette, frozen on the bed, saw something in Rose’s sapphire gaze that galvanised her into action. She shot off the bed making a grab for a pair of lacy red underwear on the floor.
“Sit!” Rose said.
The brunette froze, her fingers mere inches from the lacy garment that would cover her Brazilian-waxed bits. Yeah, Rose wished she’d missed that bit.
Rose smiled, but it didn’t reach her eyes. “Please don’t leave on my account. This won’t take more than a minute.” She strode casually to the bedside cabinet on the brunette’s side of the bed, and felt her shrink away. Ignoring her she began to rummage inside.
Greg pulled on his boxers. “What are you doing?”
“Getting my stuff.” She pulled out a couple of paperbacks, her overnight cosmetics bag and her hardback copy of ‘The Kama Sutra’. It felt tacky and sticky. Rose cracked it open and frowned. “You got spunk stains on my book.” She threw the book onto the bed wiping her hands on her jeans. She shoved the rest of her stuff into her backpack which lay on the floor by the bedside table. Swinging the pack onto her shoulder she headed for the door. She felt Greg behind her, his breath hot on the nape of her neck.
“What, so that’s it? You’re just gonna leave?” He made a grab for her shoulder and she shrugged him off.
“Threesomes are really not my thing,” she said and carried on down the hallway. She needed to get out of here quick before…
“This is all your fault you know!”
She paused, hand on the banister. Now this she had to hear. She turned to face him.
He had his arms crossed across his broad chest, tanned and speckled with dark hair. She had loved lying on that chest. Her eyes travelled up to settle on his face. He wore his favourite expression; smug. “Enlighten me.”
He shrugged, “If you’d put out more often this would never have happened. A man has needs you know, and you’re always busy-”
And then he was on the floor clutching his nose. Rose blinked staring at her fist, feeling the anger, which had erupted so suddenly, dissipate. The roaring in her ears subsided and she heard Greg whimper.
“Wha…Wha ya do tha fa?”
Some questions don’t deserve a response.
Rose turned on her heel and walked away.
Always fun to have authors visiting and participating. Crisom Midnight was part of the ReadingDiva’s 100th Blog Post Blast Giveaway.
I couldn’t thank them enough for donating their book and making one of my follower quite happy.
Thanks again to Amos Cassidy for making me part of the tour and for giving us a glimpse into Crimson Midnight.
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