[note note_color=”#D3BDAF”]This is an adult, erotic title. The material in this book is not appropriate for readers under the age of 18… IMHO 🙂 [/note]
Today I’m featuring an excerpt from Fueled by Lust: Lucien by Celeste Prater which just came out yesterday! To celebrate the book’s “birthday”, the book is 15% off until Midnight July 22nd.
Fueled by Lust: Lucien (Fueled by Lust #4)
By Celeste Prater
Published July 15th, 2014
Erotic Romance | Science Fiction
Buy on Bookstrand.com
About the book:
Emperor Lucien Tarquinius agrees to retrieve the future king of a race that annihilated every Insedi female and doomed his planet’s future. Why would he do such a thing? Simple. He cannot have his enemy retake the throne and continue the war against Insedivertus. Yet, an unexpected encounter changes everything.
Just one day away from collecting the reluctant ruler, the royal transport inexplicably disappears from its flight path. As the empire scrambles to find their missing emperor, Lucien embarks on a journey that challenges his intellect, tests his endurance, and pushes his emotions to the breaking point.
Tana Jameson wonders who she pissed off to warrant an investigative assignment aboard a cargo ship in the middle of the Atlantic. A moment of curiosity jettisons her into an alien world beyond her imagination and directly into the arms of a man stepping right out of her wildest fantasy.
[note note_color=”#D3BDAF”] Squeaky clean, Tana pushed languidly out into the open water. Flipping over to her back, she paddled lazily around the pool and dreamed of the day she’d get off this godforsaken planet and away from that extremely confusing Insedi.
Long minutes drifted by and her anger began to dissipate. Why was she mad? It wasn’t his fault. They weren’t compatible and that was the bottom line. Hell, he was over three hundred years old. He needed a mate that could extend his life. Even if he had been interested, she didn’t want to think she’d caused his early death for being selfish. She felt sad at the thought of him with another woman. Whoever it was going to be, she immediately hated her.
Tana almost drowned herself when a deep, growly shout echoed around the enclosure and sent her skittering underwater. When she bobbed back up for air, she wiped her face and stared at an extremely pissed Lucien glaring at her from the edge of the water. His chest was heaving as if he’d been running at a fast clip and his fists were clenched at his side. A shiver went up her spine at the words slipping slowly out of clenched white teeth.
“You defied me. I told you not to leave.”
Whatever empathy she’d been having for his plight left in an instant. She was amazed at how fast he was able to shoot her blood pressure into the atmosphere.
“You’re not my boss. In fact, if I’m not mistaken, you assured me not too long ago that you’re not my boyfriend, my husband, my lover, or my friend. You’re just a big lug who thinks he can command everyone to do what he wants. Oh, and I’m certainly not one of your warriors. I answer to no one.” She swallowed hard when he didn’t budge, but she did see his eyes darken to a deeper green before narrowing into thin slits. That didn’t bode well.
“Get out of the water and come to me.”
Tana raised her brows. “You don’t listen too well, do you? I’m not going anywhere just because you said to do it.” She lifted her hand out of the water and flipped him off. She frowned when he sat on the ground and started pulling his boots off.
“What are you doing?”
“What does it look like I’m doing?”
“You better not get in this water. This is my place. I call dibs since I found it. Now leave.”
He didn’t say a word and continued to peel his socks off and tossed them to the side.
When he stood back up and removed his sword and leather scabbard, she started back-paddling in the water.
Her mouth unhinged when he peeled his black pants off and practically posed for the cover of Hunky Warrior Monthly in all his naked, beautiful, glory. She swallowed a mouthful of water before she could control her arms again.
About the Author:
I was born and raised in a small town between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin. Wanting to see more than my small Texas town, I joined the Marines, which satisfied my craving to see more of the U.S. and drive to see if I could be one of the few and the proud.
A firm believer in educating the mind, I have achieved several advanced degrees, the latest being a Masters of Science.
My true love is writing erotic romance, especially about alien hunks that know how to treat their females.
Drusus, Severus, Cato, Lucien, Petrus, Maxim, Caelius, and many more have swirled in my dreams until I had to bring them to life and allow them to find love within the pages of the FUELED BY LUST book series.
psst. Thanks, Celeste, for your service to our nation! I appreciate your sacrifice 🙂
And holy alien goodness! Check out what Ms. Prater is offering as her blog-tour giveaway prize! You can buy the entire Fueled by Lust series, that’s for sure 🙂 This is a tour-wide giveaway. Good luck!
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