Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2 Days and Counting

The sheer raw power in the low words raised the hair on the back of her neck. But it was the pain buried beneath the harsh whisper that caused her heart to ache.

Copyright (c) 2011 by Alvania Scarborough

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

3 Days and counting

Riana straightened her slumping shoulders when she caught the familiar sight of Darias standing by the glass doors then realized he hadn’t heard her enter. She took the opportunity to study him. One hand rested beside his head as he stared out the open door into the garden. There was a pensive look to the strong, masculine features. As she watched, he closed his eyes for a moment. She thought she saw a flash of pain on his face but couldn’t be sure in the subdued lighting.

Copyright (c) 2011 by Alvania Scarborough

Monday, August 29, 2011

4 Days and Counting

“I will make punishment private if you cease this foolishness and apologize in front of my warriors.”

She answered him with a backhand across the mouth that split his lip.

Darias wiped the smear of blood away then stared at the drop of bright red glistening on his fingers. He lifted his gaze, utterly impassive. “I’ll take that as a no.” He lashed out with his forearm.

Copyright (c) 2011 by Alvania Scarborough

Sunday, August 28, 2011

5 Days and Counting

She stood there, panic in her ice-green eyes. Her hands clenched and unclenched by her sides as if she wasn’t quite sure whether to flee or lash out in a futile attempt to stop him.

Good. Finally she understood the enormity of her error. Mayhap, his life could get back to normal.

Copyright (c) 2011 by Alvania Scarborough

Saturday, August 27, 2011

6 Days and Counting

He grabbed her wrist and moved her hand away from his chest. His men were right. She had too much power over him. If he let her, she would make him, in fact, soft. These were perilous times, even a perceived weakness could be dangerous.

To him…and to Nexar.

“Go to our garden and await me there.”

Pure fury flashed in her eyes before she shuttered her gaze. “I thought you were many things, my lord, but I never took you for a coward.” Her spine straight, her head held high, she turned and left the office, slamming the door behind her with a force that made the solid planks shudder on their hinges.

Copyright (c) 2011 by Alvania Scarborough

Friday, August 26, 2011

7 Days and Counting

Surrender's Mischief releases September 2nd, and I thought I'd post a snippet a day.

Darias to Riana:

“You didn’t learn the one thing you should have.”

She tilted her head back so she could meet his eyes as he crossed to stand directly in front of her. “And what’s that? My place as slave?”

“To shut your mouth.”

Copyright (c) 2011 by Alvania Scarborough

Monday, August 22, 2011

Available Now - Sea's Sorceress by Brynna Curry

My friend and critique partner has a wonderful paranormal romance series out called Elemental Magic. The latest release is Sea's Sorceress. Run by and check it out at

Sea's Sorceress
Brynna Curry
Lyrical Press
Available Now

Sometimes love comes along at the most inconvenient times... 

Skye Corrigan treasures family above all else. Standing by his best 
friend Rhia while she suffers the heartache of losing her father to 
cancer has strengthened their childhood bond. Lately Rhia affects him in ways she never has before. 

Rhiannon O'Malley shares Skye's past and hopes for a future with him, but love must come with a willing heart. Her father's terminal illness has left her in charge of the family pub. Skye has always been there for her, but when their relationship changes, will she find the courage to claim the future? Or will a thousand-year-old curse keep its grip on two hostage hearts? 

Warning: Steamy love scenes, adult language

Friday, August 19, 2011

Surrender's Mischief

Coming September 2, 2011 from Ellora's Cave

Darias, Supreme Chief of Nexar, is tired. When the offworlder crashes on his planet, he takes her as slave, hoping to gain some respite in her sleek, sexy body. Instead he finds himself confronted by a woman whose tongue is as sharp as his blade. Worse, her outrageous beliefs on the roles of females are spreading, causing unrest among both sexes and damaging his tenuous control over an already unsettled populace. It’s time to tame his fiery captive. Darias demands her complete obedience.

But Riana demands his surrender. An independent trader with her pick of handsome, accomplished lovers, Riana has the sector by the tail until her cargo ship is caught in a fierce ion storm and crashes on a planet filled with barbarians. Taken slave, she gets a crash course in living life without her most precious possession—her freedom. Used to getting herself out of tight situations, Riana won’t go down without a battle. The too-sexy warrior is about to have the tables turned him.

The battle of the sexes just took a twist.

Publisher’s Note: This title was previously published elsewhere but has been extensively revised for Ellora’s Cave.

Short Excerpt:


A deep voice murmured the command in Riana’s ear as hard hands wrapped leather manacles around her wrists. Groggy, disoriented from the crash of her sleek, small ship, the word was slow to penetrate. When it did, pure instinct took over. She slammed her knee upward, catching the man beside her on the side of the head.

He grunted, his fingers slipping from the buckle on the manacle.

Riana scrambled to her feet, ignoring the burning pain in her knee. Swinging her hand in a downward, backhanded fist, she caught the man just below the temple, rocking him back on his heels. Not giving him a chance to recover, she pivoted on one leg, the heel of her other foot aimed with deadly precision for the leather-clad warrior’s throat.

She might have succeeded if the ship hadn’t shifted without warning.

Riana lost her balance and landed heavily on the floor. The breath knocked out of her, she couldn’t summon the necessary strength to fight when he covered her body with his.

The metallic studs on his gauntlet bit painfully into her breastbone, and his hand circled her throat, the threat obvious—cooperate or be choked. Long silky hair, as dark as his expression, brushed her cheek, the side of her neck. His scent, hot, exotic and all male, enveloped her.

Riana shivered.
His forearm slid up slightly. Her breath caught in her throat as her eyes met his. She had just enough time to realize his eyes were the color of antique gold before she felt a round, metallic object just below her ear, a jolt of pain and then nothing.