31 Days of Halloween – Paloma Beck

Eternal Envy

Book Two, Seven Sin Sisters series
Paloma Beck
Secret Cravings Publishing
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.
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.
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?
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.
So, Eloise, tell us about yourself.
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.
What’s your sin?
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*
What was it that drew you to Caedon?
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.
A little naughty fun, where was the wildest place you’ve seduced Caedon?
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*
If Caedon wants to seduce you, what’s one sure-fire trick he can play?
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.
What happens when he loses?
He’s never lost.  *laughs*
What was the most embarrassing thing your author did to you in Eternal Envy?
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.
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

Paloma Beck

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.
Connect with Paloma
through any of the following social networking sites:
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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.