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Bloodgifted Blog Tour - Spotlight + Excerpt + $5 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Bloodgifted (The Dantonville Legacy #1) by Tima Maria Lacoba

Author: Tima Maria Lacoba
Series: The Dantonville Legacy
Number in Series: 1
Release Date: August 7, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: CreateSpace/Self-published

Synopsis from Tima Maria Lacoba

What’s a girl to do when she learns she’s descended from a vampire? Being unable to age is only the beginning…
Laura Dantonville is a Primary school teacher with one wish—to marry her boyfriend, Detective Matt Sommers. When her aunt Judy reveals a frightening family secret that explains her rare genetic mutation, it threatens to propel her into a dark underworld where her true family waits.
Laura’s future with Matt hangs in the balance.
Alec Munro never wanted to become guardian to a Dantonville regardless that her blood is coveted by his vampire-kind. But his sire, Lucien Lebrettan, gave him no choice. Now he’s faced with not only protecting the girl, but fathering a child with her in order to end his servitude—and a centuries-old curse.
… which some among his kind will do anything to prevent.

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Alec,’ I barely breathed.
Don’t show fear,’ he whispered. ‘Remember what I told you.’
His voice had an instant comforting effect. He moved to stand behind me once again and one hand encircled my waist, drawing me close to his body while his other hand gently lifted my chin and angled my head back onto his shoulder.
Okay, here it comes.
I heard his quick intake of breath and felt his heart beat strongly against my back.
Mine beat just as hard. I whispered so low I may have been simply mouthing the words, but I knew he would hear. ‘Will it hurt?’
Just a sting.’ His voice was thick. ‘I’ll make it as quick and painless as possible.
Think of something to distract you,’ he whispered back.
Close my eyes and think of Australia, perhaps? I gritted my teeth and hoped it would be over soon.
I felt his cool lips on my naked shoulder as he made his slow, sensual way along my collarbone towards my neck. Was this part of the Ritual or was he deliberately trying
to distract me? If it was the latter, then it was certainly working!
Then it came—the sharp sting as his fangs penetrated my skin. I let out a faint, brief scream. My back arched which threw my head more deeply into the hard muscle of
his shoulder. I clutched at his arm, Alec’s grip tightened, and the hand, which cupped my chin and jaw, held like a vice.
I was now locked in his powerful embrace and an odd sense of reality settled over me. He was feeding from my body—my blood was being drawn out as he sucked and swallowed and once or twice he shuddered. Then quite strangely, a sense of contentment flooded through me and my breathing evened.
He kept drinking in larger and larger gulps and my sense of peace increased until I floated in nothingness. Then the dizziness hit me—and panic. He was taking too much.
Alec, stop!’ I whispered. ‘Please!’
My dizziness increased and I tugged at his arm in desperation just as his body tensed, his fangs withdrew and his tongue gently licked the wound.
It was over.
Then unexpectedly, he turned my head toward him, placed his mouth hard on mine and deftly parted my lips. I tasted my blood on his tongue and as his kiss deepened a new sensation flooded through me which erased all others—excitement.
Unbidden, my tongue rose to meet his and, almost feverishly, I kissed him back. I forgot the watching guests, my father and my aunt, even Matt. There was only Alec. He filled my senses and, that moment, he was the only thing that mattered. I didn’t want the kiss to end and then, to my embarrassment, my body began to tremble.
My eyes opened as his mouth lifted from mine and I looked straight into a dark purple whorl as Alec stared down at me, his breathing as ragged as my own.


About Tima Maria Lacoba

My name is Tima Maria Lacoba and this is my first novel.
For the last seventeen years I’ve taught English and History in a high school in southern Sydney. Before taking up teaching I was a practicing archaeologist, working on several digs around the world. Unfortunately, steady contracts in this field were hard to obtain, hence my gravitation to teaching. It was fantastic being able to teach my field to Year Eleven and Twelve students and then take them on overseas excursions to visit the amazing sites they’ve only seen in books.
Two years ago I resigned and surrendered to the itch of writing. After a many years of reading and correcting my students’ creative writing tasks and essays, I decided it was time to write my own. I couldn’t hold it in any longer. 

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1 comment:

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