Welcome to the Book Blitz for the Shadows of Asphodel series. I am happy to be able to share an excerpt, and a kinda
smutty steamy one too. I have read the first two books in the series, and enjoyed so much and I really need to read the last one now too. It is a great dieselpunk romance. There is a giveaway below too, so be sure and enter.
Shadows of Asphodel Box Set: The Complete Trilogy Karen Kincy
Series: Shadows of Asphodel #1-3)
Publication date: March 13th 2018
Genres: Dieselpunk, New Adult, Romance
She never asked for the undying loyalty of a necromancer. Discover a fantasy romance set in 1913, a world of dark magic on the brink of war.
This box set includes Shadows of Asphodel, Storms of Lazarus, and Specters of Nemesis.
“Fans of alternate history will enjoy Kincy’s lively and sensuous steampunk-influenced tale of a magical WWI.” – Publishers Weekly BookLife
“Shadows of Asphodel is a great, rollicking adventure with plenty of steam! Kincy’s world-building is some of the best.” – Bec McMaster, author of Kiss of Steel
“A gripping alternate history of World War I, filled with magic and swordfighting, steamy romance, and general badassery–a daring adventure you don’t want to miss!” – Chelsea M. Campbell, author of The Rise of Renegade X
When he tugged her against his naked body, she sucked in her breath. He was tantalizingly hard.
“No?” he murmured. “Or yes?”
The word left her in a gasp. “Yes.”
His fingers hooked under the hem of the dress and tugged the silk over her head. He left the corset laced tight and dragged her underwear down. When she tried to turn around, he bent her over the counter. Her breath came in shallow pants as she watched him in the mirror. He held himself in his fist and thrust into her.
She let out an incoherent whimper. He filled her totally, the size of him almost too much.
He halted for a second. “Good?”
“Yes,” she said again.
Wendel slid out, leaving her aching and empty, before he thrust back where he belonged. His fingers threaded in her hair, clenching into a fist, holding her against the counter. He dragged pleasure from her until her legs trembled. When he bit the curve of her neck, just hard enough to make her groan, her knees buckled.
He caught her before she could fall. “Careful.”
“We shouldn’t be doing this.” She wanted to grind against him, to urge him on.
“You want me to stop?”
“No.” Her stomach tightened at her confession. Why did this feel so right, when it was a hundred kinds of wrong?
When he met her gaze in the mirror, he had the eyes of a devil. “You want me to come?”
She shivered. “Yes.”
She glared at his reflection. “Bastard.”
He bared his teeth in a grin. “My pleasure.” He slowed to a teasing pace, every stroke a delicious torture. Sweat glittered on his skin. “I’ve missed you.” He growled the words into her ear. “I’ve missed you so much.”
She held her breath. “Wendel…”
“Come for me.”
His command pushed her toward the edge, but she fought the feeling. He tilted back his head, breathing hard, and closed his eyes. She clawed at the counter, her fingers slipping. He pounded into her at a punishing tempo.
The tension inside tightened until it snapped. She cried out, her mind blanking with ecstasy. A groan escaped from deep in his throat; the sound satisfied her on a primal level. When he moved again, it was almost too much, but she relished it. She braced against him, letting him take his pleasure from her, letting him take control.
Karen Kincy (Duvall, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College and an MS in Computational Linguistics from the University of Washington. She is a member of RWA.
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