Friday, 10 January 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Dark Cravings by Madeline Pryce

Today, I have pleasure in hosting Madeline Pryce and her book, Dark Cravings.  Please make her feel very welcome by reading the excerpt and entering the giveaway (don't forget to comment!) at the bottom of the post. Thank you!


As a half-breed vampire, Ella Grey’s life sucks. She does her best to pass the time killing demons and secretly admiring her Shadow Hunter partner, Micah. He’s hot, dangerous and knows it. He’d be just Ella’s type if he weren’t likely to kill her the moment she put a toe out of line.

A chance encounter with a succubus changes everything. From the second the succubus’s spell washes over them, Ella and Micah are helpless to keep their hands off one another. The sex, when it’s not leaving them on the verge of death, is earth shattering and for the first time in ages Ella is connected with someone on a level she’d feared lost forever. But a dangerous prophecy has been set into motion, and if Ella’s not careful it’ll pull her straight from Micah’s arms and into the deepest bowels of the underworld.

A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published under the title Blood Lust Rising. It has been revised and expanded for EC.





I want to start by thanking Lynn for hosting me today. Lynn read Dark Cravings in it’s original form and gave me a wonderful review! She has graciously agreed to let me come here today and give you a glimpse of the new and improved book.

For a chance to win an electronic copy of DARK CRAVINGS leave a comment (be sure to include your email). I’ll randomly pick a replier within three days for each blog stop. Don’t forget to enter the grand prize (Rafflecopter link at bottom). One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift card from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.


Micah turned, looked at me. I took an involuntary step back when his gaze hammered into mine. I sucked in a breath. Roy said something, ‘bad plan,’ maybe? I couldn’t hear over the drumming beat of my blood, or Micah’s matching rhythm. The room narrowed until the only thing I saw was the way Micah ripped out his IV. Blood ran from his arm, dripped onto the sheet underneath him.

He jumped out of bed and the moment his bare feet hit the linoleum floor the lights began to flicker. Dazed, I stepped back. My heart was in my throat. My stomach was in a knot. Micah looked…hungry.

“Mine,” he hissed.

The room went black and engulfed the hospital in a pandemonium of beeping alarms and scampering feet. Micah grabbed me around the waist and pulled me into the bathroom. The door slammed shut behind us. Micah’s mouth closed over mine. His kiss was brutal, punishing and decadent.

“You shouldn’t have come. I knew the moment you stepped into the hospital I wouldn’t be able to control it. Something is still inside my head, whispering, taunting…it told me you’d come.”

Hard, pressing, he pinned me against the closed bathroom door. Someone pounded on the other side and each blow vibrated against my spine. That small sensation was nothing compared to the hammering beat of Micah’s heart. Sandwiched between the door and his hard body, the only sensations I registered were heat and want.


Micah reached down, twisted the lock on the door. The warmth of his breath painted my cheek, but the only thing I cared about was his cock against my stomach. His erection was thick and long. I rolled my hips against the bulge and heard his breath stutter.

The lights flickered on. Despite the brightness, the only thing I saw was the possession in his eyes.

“I need you,” he whispered against the shell of my ear before he sucked the lobe into his mouth.

Micah drew his lips down my neck, licked. He used his teeth and scraped them along my flesh. Desperation filled me. I needed him. This. Needed his passion more than breath…more than blood. A deep, throaty moan escaped me when he trailed his hand up my stomach, under my sweater. He closed his hand over one swollen breast. I grabbed his hips, pulled him between my thighs and molded our bodies together. I met his hungry gaze and the intense attraction between us exploded. This was bad.

Threading his fingers through the tangle of my hair, he tugged my head back. My whimper encouraged him to pull harder. He drew in a deep breath and I watched him tremble.

Hot and demanding, he pressed his open mouth along my throat, over my chin. He slanted his lips over mine and slid his tongue into my mouth with an urgency that stole my breath and my heart.


Madeline Pryce wrote her first novel when she was ten, penned with neon-pink ink in a loose-leaf binder. Captivated by romantic literature, yet intrigued by the paranormal, she continues to develop her own voice, writing the kinds of stories that inspired her as a teen. 


  1. Thank you Lynn for hosting me today! <3

  2. Wow...steamy excerpt...really looking forward to reading this! Good luck on the blog tour.

    1. Thank you Q! I hope you enjoy the book when it comes your way :)

  3. Oooh Hot! I am going to have to go over to the bar and get one of those dragon flame drinks with the demon to cool down. :) Have a great Friday.

    1. LOL! Not sure if the drink will cool you down or heat you up!! Thank you so much for coming out and joining me at my tour :) Castro is ONE HOT demon. As in, he is literally smokin' hot! LOL.

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  5. Hey Kristi, where'd you go? LOL.

  6. I so want to read this book. Just look at the cover. bluepooh1 at hotmail dot com Thank you

  7. Still sounds great!!!

  8. Annnnnnndddd we've got a winner!!! Congrats Norma, you got it! I'll email you so we can iron out the details. For those of you who are coming in late, there are still chances to win.

    Visit my blog for a listing of all the stops:

    Thank you do everyone who came out and participated!!