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Book Blast & Interview: Paranormal Pleasures II by @RoxanneRhoads

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clip_image002Paranormal Pleasures II

Ten More Tales of Supernatural Seduction

By Roxanne Rhoads

Genre: Paranormal Erotica

Publisher: Bewitching Books

Award winning author Roxanne Rhoads brings you ten more tales of supernatural seduction featuring demonic desires, wanton witches, voluptuous vampires, and ghosts with grave needs…

Four brand new, never published short stories have been combined with six previously published, freshly edited tales to give you a collection of hot paranormal erotica you can really sink your fangs into.

Cover Models: Victoria Nightshade and Sugar Monroe

Cover Photo By RSII Photography

Book Cover Design by Dawne Dominique

Scent of a Vampire

Aidan has searched several human lifetimes for his perfect mate. Now that he’s found her, he refuses to let go. He must make Gabrielle see they were destined to be together.

Immortal Flame

An off duty fire fighter encounters a sexy vampire in what he thought was an abandoned house.

The flames that ignite will leave them both scorched…and aching for more.

An Unexpected Evening

Samuel is a centuries-old vampire who prefers to be a recluse. He is always afraid of losing control and becoming the monster he once was. Falling in love with a young witch has pushed his boundaries and pulled him out of his comfort zone.

Katerina always encourages Samuel to be more open, to let loose, and to really "live" instead of only existing in the shadows.

One night, he finally grants her wish . . . in ways she never imagined.

Underneath the Fangs

Samuel is being framed for murder. Katerina knows he is not guilty but she has to convince Samuel that he is not a monster and that he is worthy of her love.

Cemetery Seduction

Abby, a half witch, half vampire whose powers go awry in a club, has to run, afraid that the Others, who are policing all human/magick interaction, might put her in jail. She ends up in a cemetery, jumps behind a bush and lands right on top of a very sexy ghost hunter.

No Place I'd Rather Be

Sonora is torn between a human and a vampire. How can she choose between the man who makes her feel safe and the vampire that makes her blood race? Sonora prays to the Goddess for guidance while harboring secret desires that her broody vampire, Brom, and her brawny human, Avery, can get past their jealousy and be willing to do more than just share the witch in the middle.

Can the Goddess grant Sonora's wish, or will she be stuck making an impossible choice?

Contains m/f/m and m/m

Blood, Lust and Shadows

Vampire/succubus hybrid Allana is on the prowl looking for a bloody snack and a sexy energy boost. While strutting her stuff in a dark parking lot she encounters a yummy Latino who makes a lovely meal. She also encounters something else that puts her senses into overdrive.

Complete Circle

Lissette is a vampire who has lived with her succubus girlfriend, Cassandra, for a long time. She swore off relationships with men after being viciously raped by the vampire hunters who killed the love of her life and left her for dead.

Lissette and Cassandra only use men to get what they need, blood for Lissette and sexual energy for Cassandra. They are completely satisfied with their lives- until a mysterious stranger comes along.

For the first time in centuries Lissette wants a man. Why is she so drawn to him? What is he?

Much more than a mere mortal, Gabriel has been searching for Lissette and Cassandra for a very long time. They have what he needs, what no one else can give him.

But will they be willing to share?

Contains f/m/f, f/f , and f/m/m scenes

A Package Deal

Chloe needs to get out of the city- fast. So she buys an old farmhouse out in the middle of nowhere- with one stipulation. The caretaker gets to stay. She readily agrees thinking it’s an old man that won’t give her any trouble.

Ash is definitely not what she expected.

My Demon Valentine

Elita wants to give her demon boyfriend a Valentine’s Day to remember. Connor was built for giving pleasure but Elita wants to turn the tables on that.

This time the pleasure will be all his.




Excerpt from Immortal Flame- Story two in

Paranormal Pleasures II: Ten More Tales of Supernatural Seduction

By Roxanne Rhoads

The radio squawked on channel five, his station’s private channel, “Firefighter five-fifty-four, are you out there?”

“This is Firefighter five-fifty-four.”

“Hey, Blake, it’s Cami. Are you back in town? I thought I saw your Toyota drive by a little bit ago.”

“Yup, driving down Brown Bridge Road toward home right now.”

“Good. Everyone is out on a huge call in Porterdale, the old mill and hotel are on fire.”

“Do they need help? I can drop by the station and grab my gear.”

“No, I need you to pull into the old Avalon Plantation. A hiker out in the woods claims to have spotted smoke coming from around the mansion or possibly from inside the mansion. No one has lived there in years. You know how people are always seeing weird stuff out there. But it could be squatters or vandals, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Plus you know how we’re supposed to follow up on all calls. I just don’t want to pull anyone off the Porterdale fire unless absolutely necessary.”

“No problem, Cami. It’s on my way home. I’ll check it out and call you if I need any help. It’s probably just a bum trying to get warm, it has been cold lately.”

“Thanks, Blake. Let me know if you need any assistance.”

“Will do,” he replied and set the radio down in the seat next to him.

So much for a relaxing homecoming. He’d been out of town for over a week dealing with his family in Florida, but everyone at the station knew he would be home today. Even dispatch. Hard to keep your business quiet in a small southern town. That was okay, he missed running calls. He’d prefer helping others to dealing with his family drama.

The call at the mansion was probably nothing anyway. People were always seeing strange things from that old place. This wouldn’t be the first time someone reported seeing smoke, lights, or will o’ the wisp occurrences from the old plantation. Being old and spooky looking had everyone claiming it was haunted. Which used to be good, everyone stayed away.

But now with all those damn ghost hunter and paranormal shows on TV, everyone was becoming an amateur ghost hunter. It used to be just old vagabonds that came across the abandoned mansion and decided it looked like a good place to stay. And they never stayed long.

In the past, some of the teenagers in town had tried partying there, those from the Goth and Emo sets. They ended up running scared from the place before the night was over.

Blake had run a few calls there over the years but had never seen anything out of the ordinary. It was just an old crumbling plantation that hadn’t been cared for in a very long time.

A forlorn ‘For Sale’ sign had been in front of the place for decades. Nobody had the money for such costly renovations. Hell, many thought it would be better to take a bulldozer to the place and start fresh, but it was a piece of southern history. Some diehard historian put the plantation on the historical buildings preservation list. So destined for a bulldozer it was not, at least not anytime soon. But unless someone fixed the place up, eventually it would fall down on its own. Blake loved history and wished he had the money to renovate it. He knew exactly what he’d do to it.

The private drive leading back to the main plantation house was about a quarter-mile before the road that led to Blake’s house.

He turned down the drive and immediately noticed something was different. For one, the old ‘For Sale’ sign was gone, and the old drive that had been full of ruts and potholes for years had a fresh layer of gravel. Wow, maybe someone had finally bought the place and was fixing it up.

He pulled in front of the main mansion and couldn’t believe his eyes. The grass had been cut and a large dumpster full of garbage from inside the house sat in the drive. Someone had definitely bought the place.

He walked around the front of the building but didn’t see anyone around. No movement and no vehicles. There wasn’t any smoke or flames anywhere either. The front door was locked. He knocked but got no answer. Something urged him to go around back.

The hiker called from the woods behind the house, so if there was anything to see it would be back there.

Blake walked around the huge old antebellum mansion, feeling like he walked back in time. The house was still in pretty good shape, the Greek revival style with the columns and curvature had held up quite well. In the back there still stood a large barn, a carriage house, and several other ramshackle outbuildings that had probably been slave quarters at one time. They filled the large landscape of the backyard. A few paths had recently been cleared out, but it was mostly overgrown. The fields that had once grown cotton, corn, or other crops were now all wooded.

Blake turned around and looked at the back of the mansion. It had been empty for over fifty years. What an impressive place this had once been. As he scanned the old architecture he saw it, smoke was creeping out from one of the second story windows.

Shit, he was hoping the call had been nothing. The back door was locked. He didn’t bother with knocking, he just turned around and mule kicked the door…hard. The rusty old hinges broke and the door flew inward. He ran through the place following the scent of smoke. It was faint and not all through the house, that was good. It meant if there was a fire it had not spread. He found the back stairs off the kitchen by the back door, probably the old servant’s stairs, and prayed they were sturdy enough for him to climb without falling through.

Cautiously testing a stair with his weight he found them to be sturdy. He should have known…they used to make things to last. He tested another and found it to be solid as well, so he ran up the rest of the steps, following the aroma of smoke.

The upstairs hall only had a hint of smoke in it. He followed the trail to a room at the far end, probably a bedroom. Smoke was seeping out from under the door. He touched the door testing it for heat, but it was cool. There must not be a fire, but where was the smoke coming from?

He pushed open the door and smoke billowed out sending him into a coughing fit. He couldn’t see anything.

“Hello? Is anyone here? Hello?” His deep voice echoed creepily throughout the room.

As the smoke drifted out of the room he could see the source, the fireplace. Someone had started a fire but probably had not opened the flue or else the old chimney was all clogged up. He saw a window. As he walked over to it he noticed something that made his heart stop. On the bed lay the prone figure of a woman, her long, dark auburn hair trailed around her and down the side of the bed.


Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

I have always known I wanted to be a writer. Sometimes I swear I was born with a pen in one hand and a notebook in the other.

Of course over the years I wanted to be a lot of other things too- artist, dancer, model, sex therapist….I quit dance when I was 14, didn’t go to art school when my teacher wanted me to, and decided being a psychology major (to work towards being a sex therapist) really wasn’t in the cards for me. After dabbling in many other jobs and careers I came back to writing and the world of publishing.

When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

When I had my first poem published in a local magazine. I was 11.

How long did it take to get your first book published?

I started writing professional in 2005. I had several short stories accepted for magazines and ebook anthologies soon after. I’ve been regularly publishing short stories and poems ever since. My first full length novel was published in 2012.

Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?

Yes I am the owner of Bewitching Book Tours, online publicity and virtual book tours.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

Vehicle City Vampire Book Two, Hex and the City, will be out later this year.

What genre would you place your books into?

Most of them are paranormal erotica or contemporary erotica. I have several that fall more into paranormal romance with erotic elements. My novels are set in an urban fantasy world with paranormal romance and erotic elements.

What made you decide to write that genre of book?

I have always been a fan of anything paranormal and sex…well that was a natural progression. SO the tow just meshed well and became my favorite thing to read and write.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

It depends on the book. Some I start writing with a title in mind. Others I finish then work on a title. I have a notebook full of possible titles that fit my story themes and genres but those don’t always fit the finished product and then I have to brainstorm. J

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?

Sometimes they just pop up fully formed. It’s like a character will introduce themselves to me, “Hello, I am …and this is what you’re going to write about me.” But I also have a stack of baby name books full of names that I pick because I like their meaning or origin and they match the character’s background, historical time period, or location of birth.

Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?

I am a pantster. I rarely plot or plan ahead. I do jot down story ideas and character traits that pop into my head when I am not actually working on the book but for the most part things develop as I type.

Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?

Paperback is my favorite though I read them all.

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Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these words describe book publicist and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.

When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read, promote and review what others write.

Roxanne is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours and operates Fang-tastic Books, a book blog dedicated to paranormal and urban fantasy books.

When not reading, writing, or promoting Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.

Visit her online

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Twitter @RoxanneRhoads

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