Nicola’s Sunday Shoutout: Elyzabeth M. VaLey
Today’s Sunday Shoutout goes to Elyzabeth M. VaLey, whose tasty new paranormal erotic romance A Dragon’s Heart, A Demon’s Blood is now available from Evernight Publishing and other purveyors of fine erotic romance. Elyzabeth was kind enough to answer a few questions about herself and her writing:
1. What made you want to be a writer?
I don’t think it was a conscious decision. Writing and making up stories has always been part of who I am. However, I guess if I really had to dig for an answer it would be in my passion for reading. Even before I learned how to read, I already loved books and the possibilities they give you. There is nothing like losing yourself in a good book. Love, action, suspense, history, you can be anyone, anywhere. It’s magical.
2. How did you get started writing erotic romance?
It was Santa’s fault. LOL. Allow me to explain, when I started writing with the conscious decision to be published, I wrote sweet romance, but my stories were missing something. One cold December night, I decided to spice things up a bit. I was an erotic romance reader, so why not a writer too? With that idea and Christmas around the corner, I wrote The Sweetest Christmas Candy and walked my first steps into the erotic romance world as an author.
3. Do you write in any other genres?
Yes, as a matter a fact my first published full length novel, A Decade of Longing, was a historical and my Romance on the Go Welcome Aboard is a contemporary.
4. What inspired you to write the book we’re discussing today?
A Dragon’s Heart, A Demon’s Blood began thanks to a flash fiction writing group called “Wednesday Briefs”. The prompt that gave birth to Adrian was “I’d like to make you an offer…”, though already I had been toying with the idea of dragons and demons in an earlier flash in which the prompt we had to use was: “His/her eyes were as green as…” Adrian’s eyes are green, a rarity in the demon/dragon worlds.
5. Do you have any other works in progress?
Not yet. However, I recently signed a contract for an upcoming release with Evernight Publisher titled Spanish Diversion. It’s a male-male contemporary erotic romance with BDSM elements that takes place in Spain.
6. When you’re not slaving away at the keyboard, what else do you like to do?
When I’m not at the keyboard I can usually be found outside, walking or playing with my Labrador, having some tapas and beers with friends or simply spending some time with my mom and sister.
7. Lightning round: Benedict Cumberbatch or Jensen Ackles? (Yes, you can pick your own 🙂 )
Jensen Ackles. Though, if I can pick my own then I’d go for Chris Hemsworth or Christian Bale or Tyler Kitsch or James Marsden or Jared Leto… I could just go on and on. LOL.
He is a shadow in the dark, smelling your scent and sensing your fear…
Legendary bounty hunter Adrian Ormonde is no ordinary man. His life is filled with secrets and questions, blood and lust. His only concern for 150 years has been survival and discovering the truth behind his demon-dragon nature.
Until he meets his new assignment: Victoria Green.
Victoria Green has felt eyes watching her every move ever since she can remember. Then, Adrian appears. The eyes vanish but new dangers arise as she falls for the mysterious hunter. Cast into an ancient conflict between dragons and demons, Victoria must trust Adrian’s skill to be enough to protect her from both the outside world and that which grows within her.
Chance brought them together but will love and passion be enough to keep them joined? Or will the other forces at play in the dragon-demon worlds destroy them forever?
Glimpsing at the tent in his jeans, she gasped.
In an instant, he was upon her, his mouth devouring hers and making her legs weak.
“You make me lose control, sweetheart, and I’ll be damned if that hasn’t happened in years.”
His hands slid down her waist over her hip and onto her thigh. Her breath hitched as she searched Adrian’s dark eyes.
“Already, you ask?” He sneered, his calloused fingers rising higher and caressing the junction between her legs. His fingertips skimmed over her labia, finding her wet entrance. His grin became smug. Adrian’s nostrils flared and his eyes flashed red as he dipped two fingers inside her, wringing out a breath she’d not been aware of holding.
“You’re already wet for me, sweetheart.”
Bringing his lips down to her, he stole another short kiss that had her whimpering against him.
She hugged him, bringing him closer and searching for his warm touch again. His eyes scanned her face, his gaze softening.
“You don’t want this, sweetheart.”
“Yes, yes I do,” she replied pushing herself against his hand. His thumb brushed over her clit. Victoria tensed. Her orgasm hung from a cliff, ready to fall.
“I do want it.”
Tangling her fingers in his hair, she pulled him to her mouth, teasing the seams with her tongue. He groaned and she tasted him with longing. Sucking on his tongue, she made love to it as he pleasured her with his fingers. Her body became a mass of over-sensitized sparks as he coordinated his thumb with his seesawing digits. His hand on her waist, held her in place as she humped against him.
“Come on, sweetheart.”
His husky baritone triggered her release. Victoria cried out, her pussy convulsing in short waves, hot liquid dripping onto Adrian’s fingers. Her towel fell to a heap on the floor as she lost control, the cool breeze doing little to soothe her heated skin. She wanted more. She wanted all of him.
Victoria moved to embrace him but he stepped away from her. Drawing his fingers into his mouth, he briefly closed his eyes emitting a barely audible sound of pleasure. When he opened them again, she gasped. Red sparks danced in his green depths.
“No, Victoria. You don’t want this.”
Shaking his head, he turned around and strode out of the room. Victoria stood rooted to the spot, watching in shock as he left the apartment, the main door slamming shut. Tears dampened her vision. Picking up the t-shirt he’d given her, she put it on. More tears trailed down her cheeks as the smell of detergent mingled with his scent. Taking a deep breath, she hastily brushed them away.
“Get a grip, Vicky.”
Wrapping the discarded towel around her wet hair, she strode to the kitchen, her stomach growling. She didn’t think she’d find anything edible in the small kitchen, but luckily Adrian kept a box of cereal and a few cartons of unopened milk. Digging into the meal, she shivered slightly as an unsettling feeling grew in her chest. The watchful eyes were back.
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About Elyzabeth M. VaLey
Defined as weird since she was about eight, Elyzabeth honors the title by making up songs about her chores, doodling stars and flowers on any blank sheet of paper and talking to her dog whenever he feigns interest.
Losing the battle to the voices in her head is her favorite pastime after annoying her younger sister with her singing. Writing stories full of passion and emotion where love conquers all is her happy pill and she’ll forgo sleep to make her readers live the dream.