July: Hot Summer Nights Giveaway Hop (Hop IN)

The Heat Is On and as part of the:

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From 7/18/12 through 7/22/12



Sammael–call him Sam–was an angel once. An Angel of Death. But the dispassionate, watch-from-above thing just wasn’t working for him when it meant watching evil torture innocent souls day in and day out. It might have cost him his wings, but these days he gets to apply the direct method on the bad guys. Problem is, what’s making his life difficult is a bad girl…

Seline O’Shaw needs protection, and with the hounds of hell on her tail, she’s not going to quibble too hard about where she gets it. Sam’s virtue is questionable, but he’s smoking hot, massively powerful, and owes her a favor. So what if she’s getting a little case of angel lust? There are some damn deadly sins after her hide…


Unedited excerpt from ANGEL BETRAYED
(Source: http://www.cynthiaeden.com/books/angel-betrayed/)
“So you need protection.” His stare narrowed on her. “What, exactly, does that mean?” He paused. “Do you need a guard? Someone to watch over you? Or…” His left hand rose. His fingers curved under her cheek and his thumb brushed over her lips. Her breath caught, and her heart raced in her chest. “Do you want me to kill someone for you, Seline?”Killing would be easy for him.  Sometimes, she worried it might become too easy for her. “I-I don’t know what do to.  I’ve been hiding, and I thought I was safe, but they found me.”

“They?”  His right hand still cradled her thigh and seemed to scorch her flesh.

“His friends. They know what I did, and they aren’t the kind of men you can just walk away from.”  She let fear seep into her voice. The better to sound weak. Such a lie. “They’re dangerous, Sam, and they’ve got a lot of power.”

His gaze searched hers.  Then his mouth dipped close to hers.  Seline stopped breathing.  He was going to kiss her and her hormones would go wild. Control. She had to stay in—

He didn’t kiss her. He smiled. And dammit, she’d actually been pressing up on her toes to get closer to him.

Heat stained her cheeks. I don’t blush. But she was—or rather, she’d started blushing since she met Sam.  He made her too uncomfortable.

“What makes you think I’m the kind of man who offers protection?”

She didn’t think he’d give her protection. She wasn’t a fool. He wasn’t the protecting kind.

He was the killing kind.

She wet her lips and felt the tension mount in his body. “I know what you are.” Half-truth. She knew what he wasn’t. She was still working on the rest.  Out of a thousand possibilities, she’d narrowed down the choices to a top five list—and nothing on that list was good.

“And what’s that?”

Now this was the dangerous part. If she’d calculated wrong, he could attack her.  Good thing she wasn’t very easy to kill. “You’re not human.” This she knew with absolute certainty. Demons didn’t play guard bitch to humans.  The food chain didn’t work that way.

No change of expression crossed his face.  But his head came closer to hers and his lips—why would that cruel edge be sexy?—pressed against her mouth.  She expected the kiss to be hard and rough. What else? But when his mouth took hers, it was just…a taste.

His tongue licked her lips and stroked inside her mouth.  Slow. Easy. As if he were sampling her.

Her tongue slipped to meet his. To taste.  To want.


When he pulled back, she had to fight to keep her hands off him.  Or rather, she had to fight not to yank the guy back and take a lot more from him.  Dangerous.

His gaze studied her a moment, and she barely dared to breathe. “I’m not human,” he finally agreed, his voice a deep rumble. “But neither are you, sweetheart. Neither are you.”


Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

All Comments

  • The Darkest Day by Britt Bury

    Erin Walters Koiso 07/21/2012 10:31 pm Reply
  • Bared to You by Sylvia Day was the most recent hot read for me. Good good stuff there!


    sionedkla 07/21/2012 7:41 pm Reply
  • I loved Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning, Trust In Me by Skye Warren and Alex’s Angel by Natasha Blackthorne!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

    bookattict 07/21/2012 5:41 pm Reply
  • Definitely Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward

    Stefanie McMullen 07/21/2012 12:27 am Reply
  • Wife 22!

    Monja Blue 07/21/2012 12:17 am Reply
  • The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer ashley.
    Thanks for giveaway 🙂

    Filia Oktarina 07/20/2012 11:14 pm Reply
  • Tangled Need by Nalini Singh

    Joy F (@harvester5905) 07/20/2012 11:04 pm Reply
  • I’d say Fifty Shades.. IT was pretty darn hot!

    Danielle (@DBookWhore) 07/20/2012 4:41 pm Reply
  • Bared to You by Sylvia Day.

    Giedre Sliumba 07/20/2012 7:19 am Reply
  • ow ow this cover make me speehless,,,
    my fav hottest : unlawful contact by pamela clare..
    thanks for the chance,,,

    Annisa Belikov Casillas 07/20/2012 6:41 am Reply
  • Ow.. My.. God!!.. The Coveerrrr….. #nosebleed

    hmm.. the hottest so far is Faery Imperfectly series by Mia Watts.. ;b
    Thank’s for the giveaway… ^^

    Videlia Hastings 07/20/2012 2:57 am Reply
  • My hottest read was Bared to You by Sylvia Day…

    Denice Mae Cordero (@DaffBlear) 07/20/2012 12:56 am Reply
  • The hottest book I have read recently was Seduced by Blood by Laurie London and Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart 🙂

    Kimberly (@kimbacaffeinate) 07/19/2012 10:54 pm Reply
  • The hottest book I’ve read in the last two months was Robin Rotham’s Carnal Compromise, just finished it 3 days ago! Didn’t want it to end!

    arswthrt 07/19/2012 10:21 pm Reply
  • The Shades of Gray trilogy!

    alterlisa 07/19/2012 9:46 pm Reply
  • Thanks for the opportunity. The hottest book I read was Wicked Ties, even tho. I didn’t care for the book, I have to admit it was HOT!

    lupdilup 07/19/2012 8:53 pm Reply
  • Lorelei James’s Rough Riders series.

    Joanne Balinski (@JoanneBalinski) 07/19/2012 8:14 pm Reply
  • Tangled Need by Nalini Singh was probably the hottest.

    caitymack 07/19/2012 7:36 pm Reply
  • Hottest book I read this year was Nailed to the Wall by Jayne Rylon. Glad you are part of the blog hop


    wolphcall 07/19/2012 1:39 pm Reply
    • Oh my the title “Nailed”…uhm I may just add it to the pile!

      ReadingDiva 07/20/2012 10:31 am Reply
  • Awesome Giveaway!!! My favorite in the last couple of months would be Immortal Voyage by C. G. Powell

    Carolyn Moore 07/19/2012 12:42 pm Reply
    • I have Immortal Voyage in my reading pile – If I could I only read faster LOL

      ReadingDiva 07/20/2012 10:30 am Reply
  • night huntress by jeanine Frost

    Melati Anggraeni (@imellicious) 07/19/2012 12:01 pm Reply
    • Oh one of my favorite series – Cat & Bones rock my world!

      ReadingDiva 07/20/2012 10:29 am Reply
  • Fifty Shades is still the hottest book I’ve read recently! This one sounds really good though!
    suzi1811 (at) fsmail (dot) net

    Suzan Lacey 07/19/2012 3:23 am Reply
  • Lover Reborn by J R Ward

    Gale Adkins Nelson 07/19/2012 3:06 am Reply
    • The brothers are awesome – love the series!

      ReadingDiva 07/20/2012 10:29 am Reply
  • Bared to You by Sylvia Day was pretty hot!
    Linky follower: Na

    Fiery Na (@FieryNa) 07/19/2012 2:57 am Reply
    • I want to read Bared to You – I read great reviews about it.

      ReadingDiva 07/20/2012 10:28 am Reply
  • Hottest book I have read lately would be Samurai Game by Christine Feehan. Love her books.

    vetteklisa 07/18/2012 11:05 pm Reply
  • Mine hot summer reads would be Myriah Fire & Oh Cherry Ripe by Claudy Conn and Seduced by the Sun God by Sahara Kelly. All 3 were really good reads. 😉

    Lori Decker Fenn 07/18/2012 10:40 pm Reply
    • all sound quite hot – I think i am going to go and check Seduced by the Sun God lol…sounds…interesting!

      ReadingDiva 07/20/2012 10:27 am Reply
  • Sounds like an awesome book!! I would love to read it!!

    Leslie Paige Dover 07/18/2012 9:29 pm Reply
  • Sounds like a hot book, hottest book I’ve read this summer was Nauti Boy by Lora Leigh, so i can’t wait to read this one.

    Amy Medeiros 07/18/2012 9:20 pm Reply
  • Just finished Fifty Shades! Loved it.

    Heather Baker Schrock 07/18/2012 9:05 pm Reply
    • I haven’t read 50 shades yet…but it is on my list 🙂 – Thanks for participating!

      ReadingDiva 07/20/2012 10:26 am Reply

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