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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tempt Me With Darkness - Shayla Black


Yesterday, the first book in my new Doomsday Brethren series released, titled TEMPT ME WITH DARKNESS. Set in modern London, to the back drop of all things magical and out there, the books are a tightly connected series of recurring characters. Each book is about a different couple, but the threads of the plot continue from book to book. I’m thrilled about this series…and nervous too. It’s a change for me, right?

Yes and no. These days, I’m often asked why I’ve switched from writing steamy and/or erotic contemporary romance to writing an urban fantasy romance series. The short answer is that I didn’t switch; I came back to it. Let me explain…

The Doomsday Brethren series has been brewing in my head for about a decade. In 1996, I started the first book, then put it aside when I realized I just didn’t have the skill yet to write it. A few years later, after I was published, I took it out once more, and again realized I wasn’t ready. I dusted it off again about two years ago, reworked a bunch of it—and sold the first three in the series. This is near and dear to my heart, and I’m really hoping that readers enjoy it.

Currently, I’m under contract for 2 more Doomsday Brethren books. SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW and POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT come out back to back beginning October 2009. I’m writing them as we speak! In my head, I have at least 7 books in this epic to tell, so I’m hoping that readers want to come along for the ride.

These are books of my heart—and believe me, I’m pouring soul in there as well. They are steamy, but not erotic. They ARE, I think, lots of fun.

To read the first chapter, click here. Leave a comment here, and we’ll randomly select a winner to receive a free copy of TEMPT ME WITH DARKNESS for 1 lucky winner, to be drawn tomorrow.

I hope you’re interested in launching with me on this new magical series!

Shayla
*****Shayla picked DINA as her winner!!! Congratulations to Dina and thanks to everyone else who commented! Dina, please contact Lee or Shayla via email with your snail mail address so the prize can wing its way to you soon!*****

15 comments:

Christine Rimmer said...

Yum. Cover is fabulous. Story sounds wonderful...

Jane said...

I'm looking forward to reading Marrok and Olivia's story.

acdaisy95 said...

Looking forward to the book.

Cherie J said...

I love the sound of this series. I also love the cover for this book. All I can say is "Wow!"

Pam P said...

I'm interested, Shayla, I love paranormals, magic and urban fantasy, and this does sound good. Glad you got to finally get these "books of your heart" published.

Wendy said...

Hi, Shayla! I can't wait to read Tempt Me With Darkness. :)

Wendy said...

By the way, love the cover!

Shari C said...

The cover for 'Tempt me With Darkness' is terrific and I loved the First Chapter. Looking forward to reading the entire book now.

Dina said...

I'm very tired, but that cover sure opened up my eyes. Love how your books sound and it's my kind of books. :)

Karen H in NC said...

Sounds interesting. Great cover too. Count me in.

CrystalGB said...

Sounds great. I would love to read Shayla's book.

Pat Cochran said...

I'm not well-versed on paranormals.
I keep trying to break through to this genre and your book sounds most
interesting!

Pat Cochran

Estella said...

This book is already on my ToBuy list.

Dina said...

WOOHOO, thank you Shayla and Lee. :)

I am so excited!!!!

Book Spot said...

Just between that cover and the London setting I'd have to check out that book ;) Congratulations on the release