Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy that calls to each of them, one by one, to find their mates from the Valendite Breed, a group of near-immortal men, and secure their place in history. The trouble now is Paige, a professional pastry chef, who has too much pride to go down easily. When confronted by her mate, she first convinces him to wait.
Donovan agrees to Paige’s plan until things around him start to go wrong. He’s losing his concentration, making mistakes on critical missions for the Terrorist Elimination Unit (TEU), and now he’s assigned as Paige’s bodyguard while she prepares to compete in an International Baking Competition.
Donovan’s only weakness is his need for a mate to carry on the Breed. Now that he’s found Paige, the time has come for him to claim his mate. Taking Paige in hand might be the only choice he has as forces continue to mount against the Breed. Their Pronouncement will need to be sooner rather than later and it’s up to Donovan to convince Paige.
Enjoy a particularly decadent EXCERPT:
Donovan dangled his fork laden with chocolate cake in front of Paige. “Take a bite.”
“I can feed myself,” Paige snipped.
“I know. I just wanted to have some fun. Play along, Principessa.”
With the slightest hesitation, Paige opened her mouth and took in the bite. She moaned her pleasure as she closed her mouth and savored the rich decadence as Donovan pulled the fork from between her lips. His eyes were fixated on her mouth even as he took another forkful and placed it in his own mouth.
“Delicious,” Donovan’s voice was deep and rough, full of the lust he was finding difficult to reign in.
He fed them alternating bites and watched as she enjoyed the moment. For once, she almost seemed unconcerned, unhurried and, dare he suggest it, relaxed. Unable to stop himself, Donovan leaned in to lick a tiny smudge of the chocolate sauce from her lip. When she didn’t flinch—thank the Goddess—he brushed his lips against hers, this time for a kiss. It was gentle and slow at first, until she responded with her own need, and then he couldn’t help but deepen the kiss. Paige sighed ever so gently and opened to him. He ran his tongue along her lips and inside her mouth. She was delicious; a tempting blend of chocolate and desire.
Touching her after being denied all this time made him tremble with need. She was an exquisite beauty and yet…magical. It was as if he held a fairy in his palm, so delicate and soft. Donovan wanted to feel this power between them for all time. His mate was spectacular.
Paige is an award-winning, world-renowned pastry chef. In this scene, she and Donovan share one of her famous Chocolate Lava Cakes. They’re her sisters’ favorite dessert. They love them so much that Paige always makes batches of seven so there’s one for each sister. Why not try her recipe for the special people in your lives?
Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes
Yields: Seven (7) Servings
- 1 1/2 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bars
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cake flour
For lava centers, melt 2 ounces of chocolate (1/2 a baking bar) and cream in double boiler. Whisk gently to blend. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Form into 7 balls; refrigerate until needed.
For cakes, heat oven to 400°F. Spray seven 4-ounce custard cups with cooking spray. Melt 4 ounces of chocolate (recommend Ghirardelli baking bar) and butter in double boiler. Whisk gently to blend. With electric mixer, whisk eggs, yolks, sugar, and vanilla on high speed for 5 minutes or until thickened. Fold melted chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture. Spoon cake batter into custard cups. Place a chocolate ball in middle of each.
Bake approximately 15 minutes. Cake should be firm to touch. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Run a small, sharp knife around inside of each custard cup, place a plate on top, flip and remove. To make it pretty, garnish with raspberries or strawberries and a spoonful of whipped cream.
Series: Seven Sin Sisters Series, Book Four
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Elements: Adult language/ Explicit Sex/ Consensual Adult Spanking
Author: Paloma Beck
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Page Count: 94 pages
SERIES READING ORDER
• Lustful Cravings, Seven Sin Sisters, book one (8/2012)
• Eternal Envy, Seven Sin Sisters, book two (10/ 2012)
• Holiday Gem, Seven Sin Sisters, book three (12/2012)
• Vanished Pride, Seven Sin Sisters, book four (2/2013)
• Frozen Fury, Seven Sin Sisters, book five (anticipated 4/2013)
AUTHOR BIO & LINKS
Paloma Beck is a Romance Author living a life of contradiction… she’s a happily married carpooling mom writing erotic romance. It’s almost naughty!
Paloma writes in both the Contemporary and Paranormal realms, journaling the stories her characters tell her, and they are anything but PG. She dabbles in vampires, witches, ménage, spanking and bdsm – all in her books, of course. Paloma believes a daily dose of espresso and a good book make any day better.
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