Monday, February 16, 2009

Shayla Black's Tempt Me With Darkness

For those of you who don’t know who Shelley Bradley or Shayla Black is...shame on you. No, just kidding, because I’m going to introduce you to her. This is also the perfect segue into my own ramblings on Thursday—so don’t forget to come back!

I came to find Shayla Black as a fluke, quite honestly. I was searching for something new to read and I was exploring writing erotica myself (remember you must read the market you are writing) when I came across her book Wicked Ties – from there, as they say, the rest was history.

I don’t have all of the 20+ books she’s written, but I’m working on it. Her paranormal Tempt Me With Darkness was released in August of 2008 and is Book 1 of the Doomsday Brethren Series. You have the chance to win this awesome book here – all you have to do is leave a comment and at the end of the week we will randomly pick a winner – you will SO not regret this. I urge you to check out her sites ( and and read more about the Brethren…Le’Pant, Le’Pant. :)

Here's the backcover blurb:
He’s an immortal knight hungering for satisfaction. . . .

As soon as Marrok sees Olivia Gray, he’s sure they met in eons past. He’s felt her soft, gentle curves writhing in pleasure beneath his own powerful body. . . Morganna! For centuries, towering Marrok, once the mightiest of King Arthur’s warriors, has endured a terrible curse the witch cast upon him when he spurned the witch.

She’s a modern woman about to discover ancient magic. . . .

Olivia shares a mystical—and irresistible—connection with brooding Marrok. Soon after the sexy warrior appears in her erotic dreams, he abducts her, demanding she uncurse him. Their intense passion is more powerful—and intimate—than either of them has ever known. Olivia may be the key to unlocking the diary that will break Morganna’s hold on his life. But in the wrong hands, the book also holds the power to destroy magickind. As they search for answers, a ruthless wizard returned from exile is building an army of evil. When he discovers Marrok and Olivia have the diary, only their love—with the help of a powerful group of magical Brethren—can save them.

Read the First Chapter and see the trailer here.

Don’t forget to comment for your chance to win Book 1 – Book 2, SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW, and Book 3, POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT, will be released back to back this fall. With more coming, you don’t want to be left out.

Is it obvious I love her writing! If not let me make it clear—I do…so enjoy and let’s talk about it.



Anonymous said...

OMG!!! What can I say!! Until I read TMWD, I had never read a paranormal. I read this one because Shayla is in Wicked Writers and being a relatively new new member I am making an attempt to read something by each writer in the group. I was mezmarized by the characters from the beginning and could NOT put the book down (I even took it to church with me to read between services!!!!!) I am now hooked on the Doomsday series and cannot wait to read more!!!! Dee Gibbens

lastnerve said...

I have heard awesome things about this book! I can't wait to read it! Hey Vicki, I love your hair in that pic! I'm thinking of doing the same!

LKap said...

Yea Dee!!! you made it!!!
I know don't you love this series!

LastNerve -
Love the name BTW. This is a great series and you won't be disappointed by anything you read by Shelley or Shayla

shaunesay said...

I'm definitely in, all the elements are right up my alley, so I'd love to give it a try!

Thanks for great contest!

shaunesay at gmail dot com

Shayla Black said...

Thanks, Laurie, for the warm welcome and the great blog!

Dee, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the book. I can honestly say, now that the next two are done, that there's so much going on in the Doomsday Brethren world. Can't wait for you to read it!

Lastnerve, I love your name! Glad you've heard good things. I'm so enjoying digging into this series and exploring all the interesting characters and conflicts, pushing the boundaries of romance. Hope you enjoy!

Shaunesay, these are all my favorite elements, too. I hope you decide to give it a try. I don't think I could manage a better testimonial than Laurie's!

Karin said...

I have really been looking forward to the Doomsday Brethren series. The Brethren all sound fantastic and I find myself checking out their profiles when I need a Brethren fix since I haven't had a chance to pick up Tempt Me with Darkness yet. It's next on my list, but I'd love to win it.

Natasha said...

I have heard great things about Shayla Black/Shelley Bradley! So on my to buy list!

Gail said...

TMWD sounds right up my alley, all the elements I like in a book;-) I've read other books that Shayla has done and they're hot, so I can't wait to read this one!

donnas said...

I have not read any of her books yet but this one sounds so good it was immediately added to my wishlist.

TamiC said...

I have a couple of Shayla's books, but I would love to win Tempt Me With Darkness!!!

OneToughCookieTC@ Yahoo.Com

CrystalGB said...

I have been hearing great things about this book. I would love to read it.

Vicki said...

Hey guys, Laurie's giving away an awesome book. Too bad I can't win it. Of course the BnN is right down the street from me, so looks like I'll be making a book run. :)

lastnerve, thanks, I love my hair this way too. You should go for it, you'll like it.

LKap said...

Wow I go away for a little while...
First off - Thank you to Shayla for stopping by - I hope you pop back (especially on Thursday..hint, hint..LOL)but anytime - vicki always has a lot of great things going on.

Shaunesay -
Welcome and good luck

Karin -
It's not to be missed - good luck

Natasha -
What you've heard is all true :-)

Tami C
thanks for stopping by and good luck.

Gail -
Hot...on Thursday I'll show you hot ;-)

I'm glad you added to your TBR - so worth it.

CrystalGB -
Can't say it enough it's all true

And of course V -
Hi Darlin - see post last week why she has to buy her own...LOL

Shayla Black said...

Karin, I'm glad you're enjoying their profiles. Have you met the twins? If you haven't head over there and check them out. I have a novella coming out in July featuring one of them. They're sexy fun!

Natasha, Thanks much! I hope you enjoy.

Gail, I'm glad you've enjoyed my erotics. This is definitely paranormal, but still very sexy. I enjoy making my editor squirm whenever possible. LOL

Donna, Thanks! I hope you get a chance to give the book a try.

Tami, fingers crossed for you...

Crystal, Nice to know the buzz is good. If you decide to try it, let me know what you think.

Vicki, I have 3 evil B&Ns within 10 minutes of me. I understand the tempation. You think, I'll just pop in and... Like 10 books later, your credit card is groaning. But hey, we can drown together.

Laurie, I'd love to pop back in on Thursday. Thanks!

Carol L. said...

Hi Vicki,
This is my first visit and I'm loving it. I love Shayla/Shelly. :)
I read Tempt Me With Darkness and it is now in my pile of "Best Books I have read". I loved Marrok...(sigh) What a man. Now I'm waiting on the next two that are coming out back to back. Thanks Vicki for the opportunity to win a book and Thank you Shayla for writng the Doomsday Brethren series. I am hooked, big time.
Carol L.

LKap said...

Carol -
V and I are so happy you found us. Isn't this a great book I'm impatiently waiting for Book 2, SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW, and Book 3, POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT. Come see me on Thursday for more insight into why I love Shelley/Shayla's writing.

violetcrush said...

I have never heard of these books. I think I am living under a rock.

Please do enter me, would love a chance to read it.

tetewa said...

I'm always looking for new authors and series, these sound good!

LKap said...

Violetcrush -
Well maybe not under a rock....LOL
This is why I'm bringing my fav's - so look for more authors I want everyone t know about - Good Luck :-)

Tetewa -
I'm glad your interested - you won't be disappointed - Good Luck :-)

Shayla Black said...

Carol, I'm tickled you enjoyed TMWD and have classified it as one of the best books you ever read! Marrok is quite a man...and so are the others. Wait until you get to really spend time with Ice!

Violet, I often live under a rock. Hope you get a chance to try the series.

Tetewa - I'm having a blast writing these books. Love it if you'd give them a try!