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Superstition by @VeronicaBlake53 is a Christmas and Holiday Book Festival Pick #eroticromance #paran

Title: Superstition

Author: Veronica Blake

Genre: Erotic Paranormal

Book Blurb:

Treasure lies deep in the Superstition Mountains, but is it worth the price…

Mateo Two Moons’ family has guarded dark secrets and unspeakable horrors for centuries. His Apache Blood Clan is dhampyre—half human, half vampire. But he will risk revealing the truth concealed in The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, exposing his entire family, and even his own existence to claim his human mate and change the perilous fate of his clan.

Dawn Malone’s move to Arizona to teach middle school has expanded her horizons. Meeting new people, hiking the desert wilderness, and the lure of gold fever in the old mine is exactly what she needs. The handsome Apache she encounters seems almost too good to be true. Mateo’s sexy, dangerous air draws her in, seducing her heart and soul. But her intrigue concerning the secrets he keeps turns to confusion and horror as she begins to realize the man she’s falling for could be something she didn’t even believe existed.


When there was a break in the music, Dawn excused herself from the table to freshen up her makeup and make sure her hair was still holding its carefully styled just-got-laid-look she paid so much money to achieve. Once in the ladies’ room, she stood before the mirror and stared at her image.

It had been hours since their passionate tryst against the wall in her apartment, but she was still radiating a special glow only an act of such intense sexual activity could inspire.

A smile claimed her kiss swollen lips as she thought about the amazing man who waited for her in the next room.

The vampire?

The unbelievable and secret world he claimed to exist in when he was away from her could not be as awful as it seemed if he was a part of it. But, she was not going to think about any of that stuff tonight, she reminded herself.

The music was beginning again as Joseph Red Feather started his last music set of the evening. Grabbing her evening bag she headed out of the ladies’ room. She had only taken a couple of steps, though, when the breath stopped short in her chest and her feet ceased to move.

Mateo was walking towards her. Like a sleek dark panther he moved through the crowd on the dance floor. His long hair had slipped out from behind one of his ears, partially covering his eye on that side of his face, and tumbling provocatively over one of his broad shoulders. Wearing all black, and in this dim lighting, his raven hair seemed to blend into his dark jacket and shirt, making it appear as if his thick tresses had no ending.

She reminded herself to breathe.

As he drew nearer, she could see the suggestive glint in his ebony gaze. His thoughts were as transparent as the glass enclosure surrounding this rooftop establishment. Was he going to seduce her right here? Right now? She could only hope.

He was still several steps away, but his burning gaze was reaching out and touching her entire body intimately as his eyes moved over her with slow persuasion, before coming to rest on her trembling lips, which were parted with the panting breaths she was now taking.

If he kissed her right now, she was sure she would be the one who would lose control this time, and they might have a repeat performance of the one they had earlier tonight in her apartment—right here in the middle of the dance floor.

She drew in a ragged breath and unconsciously held it at the back of her throat for a moment before exhaling it in one sharp gust.

A slightly crooked smile curved his full lips as he held his hand out towards her. Her legs felt unsteady and weak on her sky-high stilettos.

“May I have this dance, Miss Malone?” he asked in a deep husky tone.

Swoon. Swoon. Swoon.

She stared at him with wide eyes. She couldn’t speak, so she merely nodded her head and reached out to take his hand. As their hands entwined, Dawn was sure fireworks just went off overhead. He pulled her into his arms and they moved into the throng of other couples dancing to the slow romantic music. But she didn’t notice anyone other than the immortal man who held her in his loving embrace.

Her head rested in the crook of his neck and she breathed in the musky scent of his intoxicating cologne. One of his arms encircled her waist, holding her as close to him as possible. Their other hands were clasped together against their sides as they swayed to the haunting music wafting among the twinkling lights encircling the dance floor.

If it could be in her power she would never allow this enchanting night to end. She knew without a doubt this was where she had always been destined to be—in his arms now and always.

As the music gently faded away, Mateo bent her backwards with a graceful dip and leaned down over her. Time was suspended in this amorous moment as his mouth descended on her lips and claimed them with a tender kiss. It was more magical than a dream. And, this was a dreamland Dawn wished she could stay in forever.

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We have a cookie decorating party every year on the weekend before Christmas. I bake dozens of sugar cookies in various Christmas shapes and some other shapes that have joined the cookie cutter box over the years. I make huge bowls of frosting and fill up decorator bags with different colors. My adult children, their spouses, my grandchildren and a few friends come to decorate the cookies. We have some unique and wildly creative cookies. There’s lots of fun and laughter during the decorating. Afterward, we order pizza and have cookies for dessert.

Why is your featured book perfect to get readers in the holiday mood:

Christmas is a magical time, when anything seems possible. Superstition is not a Christmas story, but Dawn and Mateo’s love story is magical and you will be transported to a world filled with passion, spooky legends, horror and eternal love where is feels like anything is possible.


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Author Biography:

I’ve spent my entire life in a small resort town in the Colorado Rockies. Outdoor activities such as hiking in our lush forests, riding my ATV and camping are my favorite things to do. I’m the proud mother of three amazing adult children and four beautiful grandchildren. I consider myself a hopeless romantic and a seeker of endless adventure. Life, family, friends and music are my inspirations.

My published books include: Texas Rose, Desperado Desire, Savage Bite; Apache Tigress, Texas Princess, Cheyenne Temptress, Colorado Passion, Yukon Love Song, Black Horse, White Owl and Superstition. At this time I’m working on another Paranormal Romance.

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