Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Blog Tour featuring Sweet As Sin with Book Excerpt and Guest Post by Kenya Carlton

You guys! I am incrediblyexcited to be a part of the awesome tour for SWEET AS SIN by the wonderfully talented Kenya Carlton! I am totally beyond thrilled to get the chance to gab about this amazingly exciting and multi-faceted new adult paranormal romance SWEET AS SIN and to get the chance to share it with all of YOU.

It looks like it's going to be a truly amazing and tantalizing bite of magical bliss. One of the things that I find totally fascinating about this book, is that it's a multi-cultural adult urban fantasy of sorts. I don't often get the chance to read those, so when I find one that looks like it's going to be intense interesting, I jump at the chance to share it with everyone. This one looks like it's going to be no excerption, either. It seems like it has all the makings of being a dark mysteriously intriguing drama filled world of mystical and magical elements intense drama thrown at you from every angle available. Who wouldn't want to sink their hooks into this novel right away and be drawn into such an epic world of intrigue and mystical forces of mayhem?!

Plus dark handsome swoon-worthy man of mystery?! Ooh, la la!!! I say bring THAT on...hahaha. Apparently this is not a book that any fan of adult urban fantasy romance would want to miss out on. Now doesn't that sound like something YOU'D want to read?!

I know I do, already. And I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of it!!!

Dark Summer by Kenya Carlton
Published: September 8, 2011
Publisher: Parker Publishing Inc.
Age Demographic: Adult Urban Fantasy
Pages: 184

The rich and available Captain Drake Devlin had the biggest body count in World War I. Injected with serum that turned him into something unnatural, Drake’s troop annihilated the enemy, but once his tour ended, Drake was plunged into a world of family tragedy and financial ruin.

Sienna Caldwell is stunning to even the biggest cynic; with her exotic looks and rich brown skin, the playboy wasn’t exempt from her charms. Buckling under the pressure of his financially strapped inheritance, Drake makes a deal with the devil to marry the prosperous landowner in order to protect her. After one year, he can return the black beauty back to her island and collect on the fortune that will save his family’s reputation, but the task proves far easier said than done. The war may have made Drake into something lethal, but he soon finds his new bride was born more powerful than he could ever imagine. Not only does Drake have to figure out away to keep his hands off his alluring wife, but also he has to make sure she stays alive.

Sensual. Tantalizing. Burning Romance.

Sweet As Sin
Kenya Carlton

Book Excerpt
Pages 15-16

“May I?” The shadow at Sienna's small cottage door asked. Drake's muscular frame was a stark contrast to the chaos from the elements beyond him.

“Do you need an invitation?”

“For the sake of my honor and politeness, I certainly do,” Drake admitted. Not completely satisfied with his answer she considered his request. He may not be the undead but he was definitely something.

Sienna sat nestled in her favorite love seat, facing the fire finally relenting, she told him, “Be my guest.” She noted the quick way he surveyed his surroundings when he stepped across the threshold, first the exits-windows, d├ęcor than finally his eyes settled upon her. Unwilling to bend to his close scrutiny, she took a sip from her wine.

“It's cozy here, not anything like the resort. May I?” She nodded for him to help himself to her spirits as he took a seat in a cushioned chair. Masculine man, dainty chair taking up space with his mere presence made Drake appear even bigger and stronger than he had in the gazebo.

“Courage?” she asked him pouring a glass.

“Restraint,” Drake answered before holding it up for a toast. “To good decisions.”

“Good decisions,” she reiterated kissing his glass with hers. A moment was taken to drink and think before he began to press her for answers.

“It's a simple proposition,” he stated.

“Is it?” Sienna tightened the shawl she held around her bare arms, the fire made no difference to the temperature of the room; she merely made the fire for ambiance but now she felt exposed so close to this imposing man. The bright and colorful flames helped with her state of mind as well as the red wine and Mary Shelley book that now lay abandoned on her lap.

“You're exquisite,” he said matter-of-factly.

“That didn't sound much like a compliment, Mr. Devilin.”

“Why aren't you married?”

“A proposal has never come up.”

“I find that hard to believe.” In a single gulp, he finished his wine.

“How old are you, Mr. Devilin?”

“I‟m thirty six. Please call me Drake.”

“And you've never been married?”

His smile was one of a pure blooded playboy. “It's never come up,” he replied with a lopsided smirk.

“What's good for the goose is not necessarily good for the gander, I suppose.”
Sienna grabbed the wine bottle and offered him a refill; he gladly accepted.

“I understand my benefit in this whole crazy scheme but not yours.” He gently pushed.

“Does that make you uncomfortable, not knowing?”

“It makes me question the sanity of this request, Sienna. I don’t believe in one sided deals and I don't believe in modern day martyrs.” From the intense look in his eyes, she believed what he said.

Agitated by this man's closeness and all he would change in her world, she uncurled her feet from beneath her and set them on the floor. The storm beyond her four walls picked up. Sienna crossed to the window to watch the thunder and lightning explode.

“I'm afraid my answer remains the same.”


Making a Deal With the Devil
By Kenya Carlton

Captain Drake Devilin is a pig. A handsome chauvinist who wants what he wants. Mainly what he wants is a different woman every day of the week, lots of money, and a restored family reputation. That’s not asking too much, now is it? Upon meeting the beautifully dashing Drake Devilin, most people would just give into his persuasive charms. Unfortunately, he has this one little flaw in his personality that causes him problems from time to time and that’s his fierce sense of loyalty.

At the beginning of Sweet as Sin, Drake is propositioned with the marriage to Sienna Caldwell in order to restore his ruined family name. It’s for one year he figured, so what’s the worst that could happen? Well apparently everything. At first Drake’s intentions seem beyond self-serving. All he has to do is get married, divorced, and then he will be able to reap in the buckets of money. What does he care about an island full of people he doesn’t even know? After all he did lead a troop of lethal killers through war and survived nearly unscathed, but why would Drake agree to this deal if it is merely to support his playboy ways?

In the 1930’s, reputation equaled prestige, which equaled money, and Drake needed lots of money. Upon closer inspection, Drake Devilin is not at all what he appears. His motives, that seem abundantly clear in beginning, blur rather suddenly. To most men, it would be a no-brainer, but most man-sluts, pardon me I meant confirmed bachelors, couldn’t imagine entertaining just one woman.

Drake feels drawn to the brown beauty Sienna Caldwell, but he doesn’t even know her, and soon after the nuptials, he makes every effort to avoid her. But that pesky personality flaw starts to rear its ugly little head. Drake’s loyalty to everyone dear to him extends to a woman he barely knows. So when the devil comes a calling, Drake weighs his options. He above anyone understands sacrifice, dying for a cause is not a farfetched idea, hell he nearly died for his country. The only part Drake did not bargain for was falling in love, but if he read the fine print like he was supposed to, he would have seen where it clearly stipulated love forfeits it all.


Kenya Carlton has a B.A. in Mass communication, Television and Radio. She has fifteen years in production of television and film and five in television engineering. In 2009 Kenya Produced Dawn a short film and Executive Produced Destination Everywhere the pilot for a travel series through her production company Black R.O.K Productions established in 2008.

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