Tuesday, February 28, 2006

March Madness Contest! Vampire Hunt - Lucian

My erotic paranormal romance, Hunting Diana, is the first in my Vampires of Mina's Cove series. I am designing a new page on my website just for these dark heroes. Help me out. I have four vampires and four months until Hunting Diana is released. Each month I'll put out an excerpt dealing with that month's vampire. That's where you come in. Post a picture you think should represent him on my page. It could be an unlicensed picture you found on the web or your very own hunk. Or maybe, your love when he was younger. Think he's Lucian? Then show him off!

Here it is! An excerpt that should give you an idea of what the picture for Lucian should look like. First ten to post a picture will receive Romantic Days Erotic Nights, a cookbook with recipes of romance authors (including my recipe for Succulent Shrimp).

At the end of the month, I will announce which picture will go up on a new page at my website called THE VAMPIRES OF MINA'S COVE as Lucian. The person who posted that picture will receive a box of Godiva chocolates. So, read the following excerpt then start hunting!

(The following is an unedited, unproofed excerpt from Hunting Diana and may differ from the final version. Copyright 2006 Doreen Orsini)

A sudden shift in the crowd around the bar and an elbow in her back propelled Diana forward. If a strong hand hadn't emerged and clamped around her left arm, she would have slammed into a barstool. Her gaze dropped to the long fingers wrapped around her arm. Oh, God, she knew that hand, had seen it at the lake erupting from the swirling mist that had always left her yearning for its touch.

Her phantom lover.

Phantom...or vampire?

Swallowing the scream that would have ripped through the din of voices if her lungs hadn't shut down, she forced herself to look away from her phantom's hand. Her gaze slid past the black hair sprinkling the taut muscles along his forearm, past the biceps bulging out from a short, white sleeve, past the raven-black hair that fell in soft waves to his shoulders. When she finally saw his face--the stubble coating his chiseled jaw, chin, and cheeks and surrounding full, soft lips parted in a crooked smile--whatever breath she'd managed to drag into her lungs whooshed out with a wheezing scream. She'd kissed those lips, felt them take possession of her mouth, glide along her jaw and down her neck. Oh God, every nerve in her body tingled from the memory even as her body started to tremble with fear.

Tearing her gaze from his mouth, she peered up into the same midnight-blue eyes that had taken her breath away in her dream last night. The pain she'd felt in that dream, the horrible burning in her veins returned with a vengeance. Diana drew in a sharp breath. Her legs buckled.

Darkness obliterated the face of her phantom lover.

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Mina's Prophecy

Thought I'd post a poem I wrote for my erotic paranormal Hunting Diana. It's called Mina's Prophecy and puts a certain twist on what I feel is the greatest love story every told. Well, except the end. That I felt I had to change...

When stars burst free from sunlight's glare,
The moon regains its throne in air
The creatures of the night then whisper,
Our future changed when Dracula kissed her
The beast who once would kill for fun,
Gave up his life so she could run
God's Angels touched by love so pure,
Bestowed a gift of life secured

Now all his children once beast, once wild,
In Mina's Cove live meek and mild
And blood still holds a strong attraction,
But only when combined with passion

It is foretold a woman scorned
Shall risk it with a trusting pawn
A rose so pure, a rose so white
Will blind him with its brilliant light

The angels warn from high above
This peace we've won was based on love
If two do not unite as one,
We all will lose what we have won
(Copyright 2006 Doreen Orsini)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


No One But Madison follows a strong-willed woman's journey into the world of BDSM. What she discovers, what most in the life already know, is that sometimes you have to lose your freedom to be truly
free; sometimes you have to lose your heart to find true love; and sometimes you have to lose yourself to discover the lure of sweet submission.

Let's chat, share stories, and help others understand. Want to test the waters, get advice? Then join us.

I'll hold contests and would love tips on prizes. Also, I'll post excerpts from my books and yummy pics! Share some of your own tales, trials, and triumphs. And of course pics. But remember...this is not a porn site. This is a home for those who know what Madison will discover before they read the first page. They've been there, were lured themselves, and never looked back!