November 01, 2013

Love Entwined Spotlight. Excerpt & Interview

Hi everyone! We have a spotlight on Love Entwined an excerpt from the book and an interview with author Danita Minnis.

Run, little witch…

AMELIE LAURENT is on her way to the top of the jewelry designing world with no time for men. Her orderly life is about to come undone when playboy and jewelry tycoon ROMAN CARDIFF steals her away on assignment to a remote English estate. Roman wants Amelie all to himself but St. Clair Manor’s resident ghost has been waiting for her much longer than he has.

Run home…

An unseen gunman takes a shot at Roman and he blames a business rival. But Amelie and Roman are to blame, for falling in love 200 years before in a time neither of them remember.

From the heartbreak of pre-Revolutionary France to modern day corporate wars, Amelie and Roman uncover a history of blood jewels, lust and demons. 

Good witch, bad witch, you must decide…

When Amelie discovers her inner witch she learns the real reason she was summoned to St. Clair Manor. il Dragone will kill to get her back. Amelie will kill if they do.

Amelie tossed and turned, twisting the bed sheets up and around her legs, right there, where she wanted him. But he hadn’t touched her yet, not in this dream. She wanted him to, so badly. A soft moan escaped her parted lips as he moved toward her and as in all the dreams before this one, she ached for him… 

“Do not be afraid of love.” He pulled the robe from her shoulders. It swished to the floor in a whisper of silk. 

She should protest—she did not know him. Instead, she sighed with the cool night air against her bare breast. 

Warm hands drew her close, a comfort as much as a command. When he wrapped his arms around her, the bedroom walls fell away. She smelled the sea and the wind whipped around them. 

She dug her fingers into his back and remembered…the way he nipped her neck when he sank into her, his deep, satisfied grunt when she clung to him, how he pinned her down, holding back the release until she thought she would die if he didn’t let her come right now… 

She did know him. He was her capitaine. She molded herself against him and his chin dipped to rest on her head. 

When he pulled back, a thick, black forelock winged away from his forehead. Full lips turned upward into dimples and moonlight shone in his eyes. “My love.” 

She rubbed her nipples into the curls sprinkled across his chest and finally, he lifted her and laid her down on the water’s surface. His body, all hard planes and angles, pushed her down. She wrapped her legs around him atop a swelling wave. 

He murmured approval as he cupped her buttocks, lifted her hips and drove into her all in one deft motion. 

“We are one.” He said against the column of her throat as he rammed into her.

The night rose and fell on her sighs.

He impaled her, took her breath away as she clung to him in the ocean spray. Their limbs slammed together as he tossed her about on a wild ride. The dark waves crested, carrying them away as the night shattered… 

Amelie kept her eyes closed and licked her lips. It felt real; he felt real. Too soon, consciousness chased her fantasy away.

She sat up, staring across the bedroom at the pre-dawn outside her window. She turned on the bedside lamp and a golden halo sprayed the room. “Just a dream.” 

Her nipples still tingled in arousal. She pulled off the chemise.


He stood outside her bedroom window, watching her, his square jaw slack with need. His tanned skin glowed in lamplight…

Amelie pulled the chemise to her breast and turned off the lamp. She got out of bed and crept across the room. She stood as close as she dared to the cool glass pane.

He was gone.

Don’t be ridiculous. Of course, he had never been there, couldn’t have been there. The dream had shaken her up.

Abandoned, she watched the purple sky lighten to pink. As the sun climbed above the wintry clouds, the dream, and her capitaine, dimmed inside of her. It faded from her consciousness as quickly as the street lamps winked out over Central Park thirty-six stories below. 

She had called him capitaine. Was he captain of a ship? Why had he called her Jacqueline?

The Cardiff Novels
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Thanks so much for having me on today! I am so pleased to present my new paranormal romance Love Entwined to your readers. 

Can you give us a background on your book?
Love Entwined deals with one of my favorite themes; reincarnation. I am fascinated by the concept. I think it is a very romantic notion that lovers and soul mates can find each other through time. What better happily ever after could there be?

Where did the idea for your book come from?
Inspiration for the Cardiff Novels came to me through daydreams. I remember driving to work and seeing my dodging a bullet before me. These type of perilous visions came to me for several weeks before I realized I had a story to write.

Are any of the characters like you?
Not in this book so much. If I had to pick one character trait similar to mine it would be my heroine Amelie’s no-nonsense attitude toward her career. That would be the only similarity. There is no way I would resist my hero Roman Cardiff as Amelie does.  

Which character would you want by your side in a battle?
Roman Cardiff. Yes, he is a ladie’s man but he is also a warrior. He just doesn’t know it yet. In a tight spot, whether you are cornered by a murderer or running for your life, Roman is the guy to have around.

Is this a stand alone book or a series?
Love Entwined is book 2 of the Cardiff Novel series however it reads like a stand-alone and does not rely on book 1. It is a separate story within the series and all the reader needs to know is in this book.

Who designed your cover?
The wonderful Lynn Perkins designed the cover. I love the romantic feel of this cover!

How long did it take you to write your book?
Years. The Cardiff Novels are my first series and I worked on both book 1 (Falcon’s Angel) and book 2 (Love Entwined) at the same time. You can imagine when things changed (edits, concepts, etc.) in one book, the other book was edited. This series wasn’t ready for publication when I started shopping five years ago. I’m glad it took so long; I became a better writer in this process and developed my own voice. 

What are you working on next?
I am so excited about my vampire romance, which also involves reincarnation. I love certain periods in history and this novel takes us to Ancient Eygpt. There is an assassin also. I love those guys! I am a real James Bond fan. Give me a British accent love and tall, dark and handsome, and I’m inspired.

Do you want to give any shout outs to anyone?
I want to thank all my author friends, bloggers and the writing organizations I belong to for their support. They continue to help me and each other on this writing journey. Whether it is a guest spot on their blog, a recommendation or just some good advice, I love the writing community I am a part of. I am always learning something whether I critique another writer’s work or they have feedback for me – it is a very satisfying journey.

What is the first book you remember reading?
Red Riding Hood – even back then I was enjoying a little horror with my fairytales. That’s how I think of my stories; dark fairytales.

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  1. It is great to be here today! Thanks so much to Paranormal Reads for having me on. :) In this excerpt Amelie's dreams come to life. What would you do if that happened to you?

  2. This sounds fantastic and I love the cover! If this happened to me, I don't know *what* I'd do. I tend to panic, so I'd probably panic lol.

    1. Hi Rhiannon!

      The awesome cover artist is Lynn Perkins. She also did the cover for my first release, Falcon's Angel. I am so glad you enjoyed the excerpt. :)