About the Book
Delilah McDade has born the brunt of responsibility of her younger brother, Declan’s wild lifestyle for years, until the night she learns it’s come back to bite both of them in the form of vampire Ash Lockler. Delilah has a prim exterior but she dreams of hot vampires and other nocturnal creatures to give her a break from her life that, while satisfying, is lonely. Ash is tempting but she knows that she could never be a part of his life lived in the shadows.
Ash Lockler lives his undead life as part of the seedy underworld with a stone cold heart. That doesn’t stop him from helping damsel-in-distress, Delilah, but he’s intent on keeping things all business and ending their association as soon as possible. The problem is that he can’t seem to get his body – and heart – to agree with his reasoning when he and Delilah are thrown together in a deadly situation that may get her killed and cost him his freedom.
Read an Excerpt
The Queen barked an order. The door opened slowly to reveal two heavily armed guards, both vamps. Galina crossed the large, plush room and seated herself behind a large desk. The two guards took their positions on each side of the door they closed.
“Welcome back to my home, Ash,” Galina said smoothly, not a trace of her Russian origins evident in her voice. Ash nodded as he kept his face carefully blank.
“Queen Galina, what do you need me to do?” Ash got right down to business, having no time for meaningless pleasantries. He knew the vampire queen expected nothing different from him. He was an enforcer, nothing more to many on the outside, though the situation was vastly more complicated than that. Concealed with civilized conversation, the two vamps were quietly and privately involved in a power struggle.
Although I am a fan of vampire romance, I’m usually looking for a more assertive heroine than I found in Delilah. However, in the context of the storyline, her sense of loyalty to her family (specifically her brother) and her inner desire to be more than a prim young lady, made up for the lack of assertion.
Ash, our vampire bad boy, is the typical alpha male. I did enjoy watching his cool exterior soften because of Delilah.
My only issue with the book was the lack of anything substantial from the supporting characters. While I don’t like it when a supporting character takes over the book, I also want to see some contribution to the story and I just didn’t get that here.
If you like your vampire romance on the steamy side with a nice kick of redemption you will enjoy this book.
About the Author
Tamela Miles is a California State University San Bernardino School Psychologist graduate student with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and a former flight attendant. She grew up in Altadena, California in that tumultuous time known as the 1980s. She now resides with her family in the Inland Empire, CA. She’s a horror/paranormal romance writer mainly because it feels so good having her characters do bad things and, later, pondering what makes them so bad and why they can never seem to change their wicked ways.
“Crimson”, a suspenseful and sexy paranormal romance long novella, is the result of a few years of daydreaming and hard work! Longtime fans are rejoicing at the love story of Ash and Delilah, who were first introduced in Ms. Miles’ horror/paranormal anthology, “Rock, Paper, Scissors”.
“Cushion”, a spooky and steamy paranormal romance long novella, is her latest release from The Wild Rose Press and has been warmly received!
She is the author of the popular paranormal romance thrillers, the Hell On Heels series from the Wild Rose Press. For those who are already fans of the series (yippee!), please feel free to check out the author’s soundtrack playlist for “Hell on Wheels” on YouTube. Also, please check out the author’s soundtrack playlist for “Cushion”.
Tamela Miles will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
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September 13: Emily Carrington
September 20: Sharing Links and Wisdom
September 20: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
September 27: Harlie’s Books
September 27: Iron Canuck
October 4: The Tired Buyer
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It’s been my pleasure hosting Tamela for this stop on her tour. Please come back again tomorrow for another author, book, and giveaway.