Book Two, Seven Sin Sisters series
Secret Cravings Publishing
Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy, one originating back from the time of the Italian Wars in the 1500s. One by one, they will find their mates from the immortal Valendite Breeds and secure their place in history.
Eloise has lived with bitter envy her entire life until the moment she fell into the arms of Caedon. Once claimed by her mate, she will covet nothing more for eternity, especially now that she has it all. Caedon plans to fulfill her every need if he can just keep her safe. With their secret so close to being exposed and a mate who finds herself in the midst of the drama, Caedon has enough to keep his hands full.
Then Caedon’s parents, believed dead for a century, come across the Terrorist Elimination Unit’s (TEU) radar. Can he save his parents while protecting his newfound mate?
Please welcome Eloise Sinster from Eternal Envy. While Paloma works on book three, Eloise is visiting with us today to talk all about her love story with Caedon.
Q: So, Eloise, tell us about yourself.
A: Well, I’m one of seven sisters. We’re known as the Seven Sin Sisters because of some great prophecy *eye roll* that we might be the answer to the Valendite Breed’s near extinction. My sisters and I have been cursed with one of the deadly sins and until we meet our mate, we have to live with its effects.
Q: What’s your sin?
A: Mine happens to be envy but thank the Goddess, I met my mate in Eternal Envy. And it was nearly instant that I lost my sin –in fact, it’s how I first knew for sure- when I met my mate that the envy had left me. Since Caedon has claimed me, I’ve not craved a thing. *big smile*
Q: What was it that drew you to Caedon?
A: I literally fell at his feet, tripping in the vineyard after my sister’s wedding. And at first, I didn’t like him. Goddess, was he bossy! I actually thought he was a grump. Then I realized he’s just so intense and passionate and romantic. *sigh* I really have everything I’ve ever desired in Caedon.
Q: A little naughty fun, where was the wildest place you’ve seduced Caedon?
A: It’s so hard to say I’ve ever seduced him. He always seems to have the upper hand. But once I brought him lunch in the TEU Comm Center where he works. And there was a little naughty fun happening under his desk. *wink wink*
Q: If Caedon wants to seduce you, what's one sure-fire trick he can play?
A: Oh Goddess. It could be as simple as a look that tells me he wants me. Sometimes he nibbles on my ear until I want to moan aloud. He especially likes that game while we’re not alone. With my hair, he can be very discreet. It would be me making sound that would alert people to what we’re doing. It’s a game he likes to play. I won’t tell you what happens when I lose.
Q: What happens when he loses?
A: He’s never lost. *laughs*
Q: What was the most embarrassing thing your author did to you in Eternal Envy?
A: Right in the first scene, Paloma has me tripping and from that moment on, Caedon is convinced it’s the heels I wear. Except it so isn’t. I am a shoe designer and I wear these types of shoes on a daily basis *lifts her foot to show today’s shoe*. If it wasn’t for Paloma, I wouldn’t have tripped.
Thank you, Eloise, for joining us. You can find Eternal Envy by Paloma Beck at Secret Cravings Publishing. But here’s a brief excerpt from the book.
Not watching where she was going, her heel caught on something and Eloise fell to the ground. The shadow moved quickly towards her then, nearly flashing speed. She knew then he was Breed.
“What are you doing out here?” the man’s deep voice vibrated through her body. He should’ve terrified her – he was Valendite Breed – but something in his voice lulled her frantic heartbeat. “Are you all right?” He squatted down next to her, his hand landing on her shoulder when she tried to stand.
Suddenly frozen in place, unsure whether to move towards this man or away, Eloise felt paralyzed. A fluttering took center in her chest. Should she insist he remove his hand? He was larger now so close to her. His scent was amazingly crisp and warm. Drinking in her fill, her focus went to his hands fisted in tension. The muscles in his neck and arms appeared tense, taut, delicious. Clearly, he was holding himself back. And if this was his restraining himself, she so wanted to see him unrestrained.
“I need to stand up. I just tripped on something.” Eloise attempted to stand but again his hand on her shoulder restrained her. Her eyes scanned upwards, perused his deeply tanned skin.
Eloise wanted to reach out and touch him. She placed her hand over his fingers still resting on her shoulder. They were so warm, strong and large. Eloise followed the landscape of his arm until he hand wrapped around his bicep and she marveled at how small she seemed beside him. His shoulders were solid and the corded muscles beneath his worn t-shirt were flexing. His low-slung jeans showed a peak of his happy trail and left her wondering just what she would find if she went walking down that path.
“Damn it. Your eyes, they’re lit up. And your scent… who are you?” The man lowered his voice at the question but she heard them deep inside. He didn’t just want her name. He suspected what she was coming to wonder herself but dismissed as wishful thinking. He couldn’t possibly be her mate. Could he?
“Do you speak, woman?” The man was growling, his sculpted cheekbones hollowing even further to give him a sharper appearance but he didn’t scare her. Eloise didn’t move away, wanted the connection to him as deeply as she needed her next breath.
“My name is Eloise. I’m one of Layla’s sisters.”
“Eloise,” he repeated her name with reverence. His hand reached for her, cupped her cheek and soothed her with gentle strokes. He leaned in to kiss her lips and when the current rose between them as eyes locked, lips fused, Eloise knew. She melted into his touch because there was nothing else in the world she craved now that she had this man.
The kiss was brief and before she knew it, he was pulling away to look down at her.
“Name’s Caedon,” he spoke no more than inches from her. She could feel his breath on her skin and wanted more of this man. Though for the first time in her memory, she didn’t crave this because someone else possessed it, she simply desired Caedon.
It was her soul sin. She was destined to feel envy -of all things- until she felt herself truly fulfilled by her mate, the one being able to make her complete. Now that she found him, first as only a shadow in the vineyard, she moved towards him instinctively as if every fiber of her being knew. Eloise was all too aware that as legend told it, envy would be left behind when she laid eyes upon her mate on a night brightened by a full moon. It was finally her time. © Paloma Beck
AUTHOR BIO& LINKS
Paloma Beck is an erotic romance writer in both the contemporary and paranormal realms. Happily married and living a life of total contradiction, Paloma runs carpool service for her three sons, and volunteers in PTA.Then in the moments when her characters talk to her, she journals their stories - and they are anything but PG.
Paloma believes a daily dose of coffee and a good book make any day better.
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Paloma’s books include the paranormal romance series titled Seven Sin Sisters and the contemporary series, I’m Coming Home. Both series are published through Secret Cravings Publishing and can be found on their site. http://is.gd/g5wkdP