Thursday, July 3, 2008

SEDUCED with an Excerpt


SEDUCED IN SHADOW, the second book in my Magical Seduction series from Ellora's Cave, will be released July 11.
Blurb: Etruscan linchetto Antonin de Feo has been tasked with the job of keeping Fiorella Johannson's luscious body safe from harm. But when someone tries to kidnap the beauty with a secret, Antonin has the perfect place to keep her safe: in his bed.
Here's a little taste to whet your appetite and be sure to stop back next Thursday for another bite.
Excerpt:
Antonin de Feo watched the scene unfold from behind a large oak.
He’d been tailing Ellie since she’d left her home this morning. A bit over a week ago, her brother Justin had contracted the security firm owned by Antonin and his two brothers to provide protective surveillance for his sister.
Because Ellie Johannson was no regular mortal. She was the half-human daughter of Selvans, the Etruscan God of the Woods.
For years, her father had kept her under guard—secretly of course—rotating a new man into guard duty every few months to keep them sharp.
For the past week, Antonin and his oldest brother Camillus had shared her protection, following her every move, and she’d been none the wiser, never showing any sign that she felt their presence.
But now, today, she’d acted as though she’d sensed someone following her.
Interesting but not unremarkable. His brother Cam was damn near impossible to detect but some humans could pick up on Antonin’s proximity, even if they never saw him. Since Ellie was Selvans’ child, she probably had better senses than an etera, a regular human.
But this… Justin hadn’t told him about this.
His mouth curved in a smile. He’d been told she didn’t know what she was, what her father really was.
If that was true, then how to explain what had just happened? How did she explain the fact that she could talk to animals?
Well, he supposed “understand” would be a better way to describe the communication he’d just overheard. Ellie had spoken English and the doe had spoken deer but the females had understood each other just fine.
Cool.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Dawn Halliday said...

Congrats on your upcoming release Stephanie! Great excerpt.

July 4, 2008 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Julian said...

thanks so much Dawn, I'm very excited!

July 5, 2008 at 10:12 AM  

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