A warm Sinfully welcome to one of our favourite authors: Cardeno C, who is visiting the blog with the fantastic re-released Mates Collection. Over the past week we’ve brought you the reviews…5 stars across the board for our Liza who LOVED them!
Today CC has two fabulous treats for us. An exclusive excerpt from Until Forever Comes AND an amazingly generous giveaway for one very lucky reader, who could soon be the proud owner of all three ebooks from the series. Yes, that’s ALL THREE!!! So do not miss out…make sure you enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for a chance to win ASAP!
Exclusive Excerpt ::: Until Forever Comes
“There you are,” Miguel said, caressing my head with his big cool hand. I blinked up at him. “You’re shivering. Do you have clothes, young one, or did you come out here in your wolf form?”
I frowned as I rose to my feet. “I’m twenty. I’m not young.” I crossed my arms over my chest. “I’m a man.”
One side of Miguel’s mouth turned up and he twitched his lips in amusement. It was the first smile I’d seen on his face that didn’t look predatory. “Twenty, you say? I’m more than four hundred years old.” He dropped his gaze between my legs and then the increasingly familiar and arousing wicked grin spread across his face. “But you are most definitely a man. Who would’ve thought such a small body would have such a big dick?”
I blushed at his crude words and instinctively tried to cover myself with my hands.
Miguel groaned and then licked my cheek, from my jaw to just under my eye, over and over again. It was such a canine gesture that it took me off guard.
“I can see your blood just beneath your skin.” His voice was husky and low. “I can hear it.” He licked his lips.
“Hear it?” I whispered.
“Your blood. I can hear your blood thrumming through your veins. It’s so loud.” He dipped his head and grazed my neck with an open mouth. “Never heard it so strongly before. It’s like it’s calling to me.”
With no thought toward self-preservation, I cocked my head and offered my neck to the bloodsucker, whom I had just witnessed all but killing a man. And that was after he’d drained two other half-souls who were, at that moment, still lying on the ground not more than fifteen feet from us.
“I can’t drink you, wolf,” he said regretfully as he continued mouthing my skin. “Your kind is poison, not food.”
I knew that, of course. The fact that vampires were allergic to shifter blood was one of our strengths during battle. Without the ability to suck us dry, they lost their primary tool and we were more evenly matched.
Despite that, I needed Miguel to feed from me. Not because I wanted to hurt him, but because I could feel what he described too. Not thirty minutes had passed since I’d crouched on the ground, bleeding, but already my body felt too full, my skin too tight. It was a familiar feeling, one I’d lived with for as long as I could remember. But only in that moment did I recognize it for what it was: too much blood in my body, in my veins, in my heart. I needed release, and I knew instinctively that Miguel could give it to me.
“So warm,” he said as he licked and kissed the pulsing veins in my neck. I trembled, and he pulled his face back, pursing his lips in disapproval. “And we need to make sure you stay that way. You need to shift back or we need to find you something to wear, and then I’ll walk you out of town.”
Cardeno C : Mates Collection
Wake Me Up Inside
Until Forever Comes
In Your Eyes
Connect with Cardeno
Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.
Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.
Cardeno C is very generously gifting one lucky reader e-copies of ALL THREE books from the Mates Collection. For a chance to win make sure you enter the Rafflecopter below. Many thanks to Cardeno and GOOD LUCK!!!