April 06, 2012

Hoppy Easter Blog Hop

AVAILABLE: Saturday, April 7th

[Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, shape-shifters, sex toys, HEA]

With the threat of a mysterious enemy hanging over their heads, the last thing on Cedric Barrows's mind is finding his mate. A vampire mate is even worse, but it's not easy to resist the way Cash's very presence soothes the pain inside him.

Cash Gavin berated himself for months trying to figure out why Cedric ran from him, slamming the door on their budding relationship. Everyone says the shifter needs time, but Cash wonders if there isn't something more keeping his mate from him.

Secrets aren't so much revealed as unraveled, and neither can believe they let things go so far. Between Cash's guilt and the new reality Cedric must face, the road to love won't be an easy one. As they're tested time and again, the pair will have to learn to trust in their bond if they have any hope of overcoming the obstacles in their path.

“I think this is where I leave you,” Cash said from behind him. Slowly, almost seductively, he reached into Cedric’s pocket and extracted his cell phone. After a few rhythmic beeps, he pressed it back into Cedric’s hand. “Now you have my number. Think about what I said and call me when you feel like you’re ready to talk.”
He was being so damn nice, which was just confusing Cedric further. And the guy had dimples, for crying out loud! What kind of homicidal monster had dimples? His bright smile was more charming than Cedric cared to admit, especially with the lack of fangs he knew the guy sported when he got all blood-lusty.
Cash was trying so very hard, and the least Cedric could do was give him a chance. They were mates after all. He didn’t know about vampires, but cat shifters only got one shot at the whole eternal bond thing. “Let me give you my number.”
His mate’s smile widened as he pulled his own phone from his pocket and passed it over. “I promise to let you make the first move.”
Cedric would believe that when he saw it, but to say so out loud would be unkind. So he just smiled in return, punched in his digits, and handed the phone back to Cash. “I just need some time to think.” Time away from Cash’s delicious scent and the way his very presence seemed to make the air around them sizzle. Sizzling air was too distracting for him to think coherently.
With a great deal of care, Cash cupped the side of Cedric’s face and brushed a thumb over his cheek. He didn’t come any closer, though. For a long time they stood in the circle of light on Cedric’s porch and just looked into each other’s eyes. Gods, Cash had the greenest eyes he’d ever seen, like the color of fresh spring grass with little flecks of dark brown around the pupils.
They were hypnotizing, holding Cedric immobile and unable to look away from the penetrating stare. He wasn’t sure what the vampire was searching for, but the look in his eyes was a little too probing. Could he see down to Cedric’s soul? Once he had everything bared before him, would Cash use those things against him?
There were too many questions that lacked adequate answers. As much as Cedric wanted to pull away and run into the safety of his home, he still couldn’t move. His fingers twitched at his sides, and he fought against the desire to reached up and lace them through Cash’s thick, black hair. Maybe a little touch wouldn’t be so bad, just a caress of the locks that brushed over the vampire’s shoulders. He really wanted to know if the strands felt as silky as they looked.
Before his body could rebel against what his mind said was a bad idea, Cash dipped his head, leaning forward to touch his lips to Cedric’s forehead. It was so soft, barely a ghost of a touch, but it sent electricity sparking throughout his entire body. So easy. It would be so easy to fall into the promises that simple touch offered.
“Good night, Cedric,” Cash whispered against his brow. Then he was gone, moving quicker than Cedric’s eyes could follow.
Stepping into his house, Cedric moved in a daze, his mind reeling with all the events that had happened that night. It was good that Cash had left. He told himself that he needed time to work out what was real and what was fabricated by the desire he felt to mate with the man simply because of their natures.
That was what he told his overactive libido. Now he just had to make himself believe it.
“Hello, Mr. Barrows.”
Pausing just inside his entryway with his hand still on the doorknob, the first thing that concerned Cedric was that someone was in his home. The second thought that occurred to him was that he’d just heard the stranger’s voice inside his head.
Releasing his death grip on his door, he turned slowly, surprised to find the cable repairman who’d come to fix his DVR the previous day. Well, he supposed that explained how the man had garnered an invitation into his home. What was the world coming to when it wasn’t even safe to let the cable guy in?
“Don’t scream,” the man warned him, the words slipping into his mind instead of being spoken aloud. He smiled brightly at Cedric, showing off his elongated canines.
Vampire. Short, spiky hair, bright green eyes, more muscles than a defensive line, and stunning good looks that would put the most highly paid romance cover model to shame, the vampire definitely wasn’t what Cedric expected a killer to look like. He had no doubt that was exactly what the man was, though. Why else would he be lurking in Cedric’s house and telling him not to scream?
So, with that understanding, his next question was kind of stupid. “Are you going to kill me?”
“Oh, no, little one.” The vampire’s voice was smooth, rich, and almost hypnotic. “You, my friend, are a very important part of the plan.”
Cedric didn’t know what that meant, and he didn’t get a chance to ask. His attacker was on him before he could suck in his next breath, pinning him to the door while those long, vicious fangs sank unmercifully into his neck.
Surprisingly, the vampire didn’t drain him, but he did take enough for Cedric to feel weak and shattered, unable to fight back. A large, cool palm pressed to the center of his brow, holding his head firmly against the wood behind him.
“What are you doing?” he slurred, trying desperately to keep his eyes open against the drowsiness he felt.
“Shh, little kitty. Don’t fight it.” The stranger’s eyes rolled back in his head, and he mumbled words in a language Cedric didn’t understand. “Almost done.”
Lifting up on his elbows with the intentions of rolling Cash to his back, Cedric moved a bit too quickly and ended up smacking their foreheads together. “Oww!” Well, that had been smooth.
Cash barely paid attention, shaking it off quickly and diving back into the kiss. Assured that he hadn’t screwed everything up, Cedric tried once again to roll his mate, but this time crushed their mouths together rather than their heads. The coppery taste of blood trickled over his tongue, and his bottom lip stung like crazy.
Groaning in defeat, he dropped back to the pillow and threw his forearm over his eyes. “I quit. I suck at this.”
A warm, slippery tongue licked over his wound, soothing it and cleaning the blood away. Perks of mating a vampire. The snick of a bottle cap caught his attention, and he jerked his arm away from his eyes—only to have his knuckles graze across Cash’s temple, making him grunt in pain.
“Oh, just fucking shoot me.” He’d never been so clumsy outside of the bedroom, but he was doing a spectacular job of it now.
Cash chuckled as he urged Cedric’s legs apart and pushed his knees toward his chest. “Relax, darlin’. Just be still for a while and let me do the work.”
What choice did he have? Every move he made ended up getting one or both of them beat up like a punching bag. The movies made it look so natural, like everyone was born to be a porn star. Cedric wanted to sue for false advertising, because this was anything but easy.
A slick finger prodded at his opening, applying steady, gentle pressure that his virgin hole shied away from instantly. Cash didn’t stop, though. He simply continued ringing the guarding muscles while he laved kisses down Cedric’s torso. Then that very talented mouth captured the head of his cock, surrounding it in the most glorious heat he’d ever felt.
His hips arched, pushing his throbbing length farther into Cash’s mouth at the same moment that thick digit pushed into his entrance. Oh, sweet baby Jesus, it was too much. Sweat beaded across his body, his belly tightened, and a barrage of sensations battered against him.
Cash moved his hand and mouth in tandem, dragging his lips up Cedric’s shaft as his finger plunged into his body. A second finger was added to his clenching channel, stretching him wider, but Cedric barely even felt the burn through the overwhelming pleasure.
When yet another finger plunged into his hole, Cedric gritted his teeth and fisted his hands in the sheets at his sides, trying frantically to keep his orgasm at bay. Cash wasn’t making it easy on him, though. In fact, his lover seemed intent on torturing him until he begged for mercy. If begging was what Cash wanted, Cedric was more than willing to oblige.
“Please! Oh, fuck, damn. I can’t. I need. Cash!” Okay, a bit incoherent, perhaps, but surely he’d gotten his point across.
Cash’s fingers slipped from his hole, his mouth popped off of Cedric’s cock, and he chuckled hoarsely. “Tell me what you need, baby.”
“You. I need you, Cash. Now, stop messing around and just fuck me.”
“No toppin’ from the bottom, brat.”
“I don’t even know what that means.” He barely knew his own name in that moment. His entire universe centered around the beautiful cock jutting from Cash’s groin while his lover stroked the rigid flesh from base to crown, slicking it with lube.
“Flip over. Hands and knees.”
If Cash had told him to stand on his head and suck his thumb, he’d have done it happily if it meant the mind-numbing pleasure would continue. In his eagerness to comply, his inner klutz made another appearance and his heel connectedly solidly with Cash’s hipbone. “Crap, I’m sorry.”
“Shh, it doesn’t matter.” His lover’s arm looped around him, and his back was covered by Cash’s warm weight. The soft ends of his black hair tickled over Cedric’s shoulder, and moist breath puffed against the nape of his neck. “You are so very perfect.”
The spongy tip of Cash’s dick pressed at his hole, and to Cedric’s surprise, he didn’t tense this time. Instead, he rocked backward, silently offering his approval and acceptance. He wanted this. His cat wanted this. And as long as they were on the same page, everything would be fine.
“Breathe,” Cash whispered into his ear, holding him even closer as he slowly worked his way inside Cedric’s yielding passage until he bottomed out.
Surprisingly, the burn was minimal, the fullness felt amazing, and all Cedric wanted was more. “Move. Please, move.”
Cash’s thrusts were slow and steady, his hips moving in gentle waves as he allowed Cedric to become accustomed to the invasion. Raw, animalistic emotions flowed off of him like a tangible force, blanketing Cedric and warming him from the outside in.
His inner walls contracted around Cash’s thick cock, massaging it and causing his lover to growl loudly as the rhythm increased. The faster he moved, the harder he plunged into Cedric’s body, the more the emotions flowed off of him and into Cedric—feeding him, fueling him, and increasing the ecstasy he felt.
His lover’s hold on him never loosened, even when the snap of his hips became untamed and erratic. Cedric’s balls rolled inside his tight sac, his dick jerked hard, and tiny explosions rocked his body, sending lights flashing before his eyes.

--Gabrielle Evans

Want to win a $50 BookStrand Gift Certificate? Leave a comment below and tell me which one of my books/series is your favorite, or which book/series you'd most like to read.


  1. I have read ALL your books & have enjoyed each & every one of them, but my two favorite series would have to be The Moonlight Breed & Haven series. I could re-read those everyday. I read book 1 & 2 from your Sexually Awkward series & I'm looking forward to book 3. Thanks for your amazing work, I'm never left disappointed.
    GFC: Jewel
    Email: jewel4jay AT hotmail DOT com

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  3. You make it so hard. I love all your series. If I had to narrow it down, I guess I would have to say your Fatefully Yours series. But then I love your Midnight Matings books, your Gods of Chaos books, your getting the idea right? *grin*

    Email: bubbliemom at gmail dot com

  4. I've read all of your books and it's hard to pick favorites but for today anyway I'll go with the Haven/Moonlight Breed set because you keep introducing new and interesting characters while keep the original ones active. Happy Easter!

  5. I enjoy all your books but probably my favourite is Endless Midnight. I waited a long time for Flynn and Boston's story and adding Malakai to the mix just made it perfect :)


  6. I love all your series but the one that as a very special place in my heart is moonlight breeds am excited that we have another on the way also sexually awkward I love they are so different I feel connected to them I loved nigel im going through alot my little one has cancer and your books keep me from breakdown thank you jessica

  7. Anonymous4/06/2012

    Love reading hot, steamy alpha-males that lovingly take care of their mates.

    Have an awesome Easter.


  8. i would love to read the Gods of Chaos books :0 They are now on my TBR LIst!!!!!!


  9. it's SO hard to pick....but my favorite is Howl and Harmony from your midnight matings series!

    have a happy easter!


  10. My favourite series would definitely be midnight matings because it's magical and menage making it an interesting read how they all mesh together in the end!

    I'm looking forward any of your future releases because most of your books are pretty good and I'm trying to keep up with most of the series.


  11. I'm a real big fan of the Midnight Matings series. It's hard to pick just one.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    AJ Jarrett

  12. You make it so hard to choose a favorite because all of your books are so great. I really loved the Fatefully Yours series, but if forced to chose my favorite would be the Moonlight Breed/Haven series because I love long series where the world is built over the course of time and even though there was some of that in the Fatefully Yours series there seems to be more in the Moonlight Breed/Haven series - probably because you have introduced so many characters.

  13. I would love to read your The moonlight Breed series I haven't had a chance yet :)

    thanks for the chance to win

  14. I love shifters, but I've been on a law enforcement kick lately, so I'd like to read Lawful Disorder series.

  15. *hangs head in shame* I have never read any of your books yet. But Keeper of the Light Wicked River 1 looks really good and is going on my tbr list. Thank you for the great giveaway.


  16. I've read all of your books and I can't wait for more ...I've even pre-ordered Eight Second Fall.

    Moonlight Breed/Haven Series is my absolute favorite! I love Jonah and Nicholas's story...but I cannot wait for Raven's story... ;)

    Happy Easter!!

  17. I love all your books and The Moonlight Breed series is up there, but I am loving the Sexually Awkward Series!

  18. I'm fairly new to your work only having read "Devil Did Grin", which I enjoyed very much! I'm looking forward to becoming acquainted with more of your work!

  19. Would love to read the Moonlight Breed series.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  20. Anonymous4/06/2012

    I must admit that you "Fire and Ash" book got me hooked on the Midnight Mating series that you did with Stormy Glenn and Joyee Flynn.

  21. New to your books, love a good steamy read with a hot hero...
    Have a wonderful Easter!

  22. All of your series look great and that excerpt is HOT. I would like a chance to read the Sexually Awkward series.

  23. I liked Strip: Tease and Search!
    Thanks for being part of the Hoppy Hop! Count me in, please!

  24. The Moonlight Breed series is on my wishlist - I keep thinking I will get to it soon!

  25. You are a new to me author. I would love to read your Midnight Breed series!

    susanmik AT gmail DOT com

  26. You are a new author to me but I would LOVE to read Eight Second Fall. Poor Cedric was being clumsy. lol. I am going to be looking into you Sexually Awkward series!

  27. hmmm..favourite stories...i like midnight matings and moonlight breed series. fantasy paranormal stories are like my secret chocolates. the more i read the more i'm addicted to the series. you're sort of like my easter bunny sprinkling my yummy chocos. ^__*

    Happy Easter Day!!

    moniqee @

  28. I haven't read any of your books-I know bad me- but I love the sound of Sexually Awkward series. All sound really yummy.

  29. Gawd, you mean I have to choose? I am anxiously awaiting another Gods of Chaos and Haven is great but so is Sexually Awkward. I just plain love them all.

  30. I would love to read Strip Teach And Search.

    Cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

    Happy Easter

  31. I really like the Moonlight Breed series and I would really love to read When the Sun Goes Down.
    GFC - Sherry S.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  32. I would go with the Moonlight Breed series and Haven .

    So great! Happy Blog Hop


  33. I haven't read any of your books but i love m/m romance and will look forward to reading a few. :) Do you have any particular that i should start with?

    Terri M

  34. Gosh, that's not a fair choice, I think they're all great. I have the first few Midnight Breed already. So hot.

    Happy Easter to you and yours! Take care, and you're welcome to come back and guest at my blog any time!


  35. I'd definitely like to read Eight Second Fall. It's nice to read a scene were accidents happen in the bedroom.

  36. please enter me in your contest. I hope you have a happy holiday

    yinyang1062 at yahoo dot com

  37. Susan W.4/07/2012

    I haven't read any of your books yet. That's going to change quickly! The Moonlight Breeds series sounds good and so does Howl at the Moon. Thanks for the giveaway!


  38. I LOVE the Fatefully Yours guys! I love the books that are like, hey the more guys the merrier LOL.


  39. Anonymous4/07/2012

    Choosing a favorite series of yours is hard! I would have to say that Haven and the Moonlight Breed are tied for top series. I'm looking forward to reading the latest Sexually Awkward tonight :) Have a great Easter.

  40. This is the hardest entry yet for this contest. I'll just have to close my eyes and pick which of your books/series I like the best.
    The winner is: Well my finger landed on 2.(I don't know how but it did LOL) So the stories from "Gods of Chaos" and "Lawful Disorder". Really their all great and you shouldn't make us choose. That's like asking which of your kids do you love best. LOL ;)


  41. Although I'm not familiar with your books yet, what I'd most like to read is The Wicked River series. :)

    Happy Easter, and thank you for the giveaway!


  42. I haven't read any of your books yet but I'd love to read Life Out Loud. Thank you for the excellent giveaway. I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  43. I haven't read any of your books yet but the Wicked River Series sounds really good.

  44. WELL...I'm new to romance and erotica and not sure that I'm ready for M/M yet! I would look at any M/F or M/F/M that you have.

    Happy Easter...Hop, Hop, Hop...
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  45. Midnight Matings, Moonlight Breed, Fatefully Yours and many more... I love your books! I have yet to read one that I don't like and look forward to my break-time from the kids : )Thanks for many entertaining stories and I hope you have a wonderful Easter!! Thanks for doing the hop.

    Laura at

  46. The wicked River Series looks good. I havna read any of your books. Happy Easter.
    Seawitch Reviews @

  47. I haven't read any of your books yet, so I'd like to read pretty much any. The Gods of Chaos ones sound good!


  48. You are an author that I just discovered! Yay!!! After looking at your series, I think your Moonlight Breed series would be my kind of story.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  49. After that wonderful excerpt I'd have to say 'Eight Second Fall' would be what I want to read the most.


  50. I think I like the Midnight Matings series. They're fun reads.


  51. I love ALL of your books and CANT wait to read you Sexually Awkward Series.
    Happy Easter, Gabrielle!!


  52. I LOVE the Midnight Matings series & the Moonlight Breed series. I have them all. I just started the Lawful Disirder series & look forward to reading more.

    Courtney S

  53. Your books are just like M & Ms - I cannot just read one. My favorite of your series is Moonlight Breed, followed closely by Midnight Matings. Awesome. Hope to see you at GRL this year.

    kleemoon66 at gmail dot com

  54. I'd love to read the Fatefully Yours series!

    Happy Easter & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  55. Happy Easter! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I havent read your books. Id love to try your The Moonlight Breed series. Thank you!
    gfc- shadow_kohler

  56. Happy Easter!

    I loved Moonlight Breed. I've reread the books I do not know how many times.


  57. Oh, I am now wanting to read this book! EIGHT SECOND FALL sounds great. I would also love to read the Moonlight Breed series, among others.
    Thanks so much for the chance.
    GFC follower: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  58. StacieD4/08/2012

    I love shifter stories so the Moonlight Breed series is my favorite. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  59. I haven't read any of your books. I did enjoy both the excerpts. I also looked at your siren page and Howl and Harmony sounds really good.

  60. I like the Wicked River series, but am tempted by quite a few of the others--such a collection of gorgeous covers to tease us, too, Gabrielle! ;)

    Happy Easter!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  61. Hello Gabrielle,

    I hope you had a Wonderful Bunny Day.

    Gabrielle, I have you on auto-buy, everytime you have a pre-order out I get notified by BookStrand, so I own ALL your books & ABSOLUTELY LOVED them ALL!!!! I can't possibly choose one Series, I have been trying for the last 20 minutes, LQQking at at your Books on my eReader & I just ccan't can't do it. So These are my Favorites:
    The Moonlight Breed Series
    The Fatefully Yours Series
    The Gods of Chaos Series
    The Haven Series
    The Sexually Awkward Series
    Howl at the Moon Series Book 1 “When the Sun Goes Down”

    LOL I sorry that doesn't help, but PLEASEEEEE don't make me pick!!!!

    I would very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered in your very generous giveaway to win a $50 BookStrand Gift Certificate. Thank You.

    Thank you for participating in the Hoppy Easter Blog Hop,
    Take Care & Stay Naughty
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
    paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

  62. Oh, what to say to sign up for the draw... Actually I was just scrolling down to the "post a comment" link just to say I loved Cash and Cedric's story - great Easter entertainment :-) Found your books through the Midnight Matings series, and did some shopping - I love all your books I've read so far! Got a soft spot for shifters - so loved the Moonlight Breed series! Keep up the great work!

    E-mail: quiltoholiker at hotmail dot com

  63. Andrea4/12/2012

    I love all of your books. I would say I am looking forward to more Moonlight Breed and Fatefully Yours. I can't wait for those. Hope you had a Happy Easter.



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