Monday, August 10, 2015

Book Blitz - Diversifying the Paranormal: Creating the Multicultural Women of Kala West by Auriella Skye, Author of The Alpha Warlocks’ Desire



I’ve been a fan of paranormal erotic romance stories for years now. One of my first encounters came from Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series. Some fans were angry at the erotic turn of the series. However, I ate it up like a jolly kid in a candy store with no appetite control. Then came my Kate Douglas addiction. I gladly shelled out dollars for her sexy Wolf Tales series to get my erotic fix. Don’t even get me started on J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood world. Now, those are some alpha males.

These worlds were worth every cent I spent on them. They offered some diversity here and there, but not much. I always loved the stories that had black female protagonists because this made it easier to see myself in the heroine’s shoes. That’s when I ventured out into the world of interracial romance. I discovered authors like Eve Vaughn and Tressie Lockwood and instantly fell in love with interracial paranormal romance.

The problem? There are not many interracial paranormal romance books out there to frequently devour. Even fewer in this unique category have erotic romance elements. One thing that I’ve learned as a writer is that sometimes you have to write what you really want to read. I wanted paranormal erotic romance with interracial main characters that I could fall in love with and daydream about. That’s how my idea for the world of Kala West, Florida came into writing reality.

It certainly helped to have a television show love for paranormal themes too. Shows like Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Lost Girl, Witches of East End, Penny Dreadful, and the numerous other supernatural shows available have all planted seeds to help grow my own paranormal universe. There’s something spectacular about getting lost in the surreal and forgetting about reality, especially when they have memorable heroines.

What I really wanted as a writer was to take what I learned from all of these elements to create strong, magical, and multicultural female heroines who proved to be just as strong as the many non-multicultural heroines who inhabit amazing stories today. Add in some sexy alpha heroes who know how to appreciate curvy women and their diverse roots, and I knew I had created something special.

I would absolutely love to see more books that capture the amazing world of interracial and multicultural paranormal romance. It may be small now, but there’s a need for it, and it is steadily growing. I know as a reader, I needed it. I’m sure I’m not alone. Until then, I certainly plan on writing my own contributions to this sexy and magical genre.

Although I have three planned stories circled around the strong and bold people in my Alpha Warlock of Kala West universe, my imagination has so much more to create. I absolutely love this world, and I’m hungry for it. It’s a place I don’t mind living in often, even if it’s just as an erotic romance language contributor.

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Publication Information:

ISBN: B00VPN48E0
Publisher: Sensual Skye Publishing
Pages: 93
Genre(s): Interracial Paranormal Romance

Plot Summary:

Curvy witch Claire Brixton is in no mood for a party, especially one that’s supposed to match her up with two strange warlocks. Her experience with one warlock was bad enough. Besides, she has responsibilities to think about. With her big sister away enjoying her own sexy Perfect Triad match, Claire has to oversee the magic shop and try to keep their youngest Brixton sister from burning it down.

When Claire finally discovers her two gorgeous warlocks, she's taken aback by the magical chemistry between them. It's enough to both scare and excite her. One touch makes her crave more of them. However, memories of the past linger in the air, and insecurities and doubts from old hurts threaten to stop their bond before it even starts. The imperfect warlocks have their own issues too, and Claire isn't sure that if she accepts them as hers, they'll accept her in return.

Jett and Axel are a newly formed Warlock Pair, but Jett is far from ready to accept a Perfect Triad Bond with a witch, even if it means a stronger, more stabilized magic for them all. Axel, however, is more than ready to find their third. Even as friends, the two Alpha Warlocks are barely able agree and get along with each other, let alone merge their magic with another.

But when these powerful Alpha Warlocks save Claire from two over-zealous warlocks at the festival, history and the present merge into an encounter that fills them with intense desire for her. They can't see the curvy earth witch joining with anyone else but them.

Is Claire strong enough to use the sexual and magical connection she has with these alpha male warlocks to heal them so they can create a future together?

Excerpt:

Claire had nothing on this warlock, who threw Mason so far that she couldn’t see where he landed. That was some strength, and she felt her body tighten in hidden places at the thought of him using that strength on her in more intimate endeavors.

“Can you get out of the water okay?” he asked.

He didn’t wait for her response. The strange man simply scooped her up and walked her out of the water himself.

As soon as her skin touched his, she felt like she was melting from the inside out. Her tongue longed to taste him and lick the lingering salt water off his gorgeous skin.
Claire felt wetness spread between her legs and chastised herself for her wantonness. She didn’t know this man, and already she was geared up to jump him.

Then the cloud slipped past the moon and lit up the face of the man who carried her in his arms like it was the most natural thing in the universe.

She couldn’t breathe.

“Axel?” she asked.

He paused just at the water’s edge and turned to her.

Axel looked down at her as if she was a ghost, and he wondered how she remained solid in his arms.

“Claire,” he said. “It is you. I hoped, but you’re here.”

He sat her down on the dry sand, so she stood up on her own, but he didn’t let go of her.

“I’m here? What are you doing here?” she asked.

He didn’t answer. Instead, he used his thumb to trace her lower lip.
Oh, his skin was lovely, and his thumb was absolutely divine.

Without thinking, she opened her mouth and took his thumb into her mouth and sucked on it.

A groan escaped his lips followed by a satisfying grunt.

The sounds were making her wetter. She had questions for him, didn’t she? But for the life of her, she couldn’t think of one thing to ask him.

He removed his thumb so quickly that she barely had time to balance herself on his wet chest. A very naked chest. Droplets of water still clung to his muscular body.

She looked down and saw that wasn’t the only bare part of him. Axel was naked from head to toe, and, if that wasn’t enough, he was hard as a brick.

Claire glanced back up and saw a shimmer of blue the color of day skies lining his irises.

He was filled with magic, and if she wasn’t mistaken, he was turned on by her. His chest rose and fell with difficulty, as if he had just ran a marathon, and Claire’s face was close enough to kiss that powerful chest.

Before she could say anything else, he guided his arm around her back, lifted her slightly on her tiptoes, and brought her lips to his.

Biography:

Auriella Skye dreams of becoming a powerful goddess and creating a whole pantheon of gods to do her naughty bidding. Until then, she happily spends her time weaving those fantasies into the erotic and fun tales that she enjoys reading as much as writing.

She loves creating characters and worlds filled with the wonderful stuff reality lacks. In her spare time, she enjoys reading romance novels from other awesome authors, hanging out on social media, and watching movies. Auriella appreciates science fiction, action adventure, and mythological films, especially ones with sexy alpha males as the heroes.

Auriella resides in Central Florida and spends her days and nights surrounded by words in their various, spectacular forms.

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