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9.15.2011

Supernatural Smackdown > Round 2, Day 5 Lucien Demarco vs. Selena Guerrero

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Fighting for the PJV - Laura Kaye's Lucien


Lucien Demarco vs. Selena Guerrero



 
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Name: Lucien Demarco

Book Series: Forever Freed, Book 1 in the Forever Series
Job: Real estate investor, carpenter, vampire

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 225 lbs of cut muscle

Hair Color: Dark brown

Eye Color: Pearly gray; blood red when aroused, hungry or threatened
From (Location): originally, from outside Modena, Italy; currently, from Detroit

Significant Other: Samantha Sutton

Signature Move: Decapitation by fangs

Kill Highlights: Single handedly destroyed the Laumet empire when I killed Jacques and Antoine Laumet
Enemies: The Laumets; the maker who killed my human family and abandoned me, known only as Lazar
Favorite Pastime: Besides pleasuring Samantha? Playing the violin…
Other Facts: Empathic. Once worked as a bodyguard and assassin. Drives a Harley V-Rod. And a Maserati.

After more than a century, I’m somehow fortunate to again wear the mantles of husband and father. For so long, I was alone and starving for the sustenance of companionship and affection; at long last, I’ve found all that and more in the loving, accepting arms of my girls. The last thing I want to do is fight. I’ve had enough violence to last several lifetimes.

But make no mistake. Threaten my girls, my sweet Samantha, my angelic Ollie, and I will suck the life from your dying veins and dig your heart from your chest with my bare hands just to ensure I’ve dotted my Is and crossed my Ts.

Because, you see, I lived through the agony of loss once before. In my darkest hours, the horror film of my first wife’s and child’s slaughter plays in my mind. I’d been human myself then, and powerless against the vampires who held me in their thrall and forced me to watch.

But no more. Now, my empathy enables me to know my enemies’ intentions and feelings before they’ve even acted upon them. My speed and strength give me razor-sharp reactions and terrible, but useful, power. And my soul-deep need to protect those I love removes even the slightest moral concern about ending a sentient life.

So don’t test me.

Because you will lose.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, Ollie asked me to watch Up with her. Have you seen that one? I love that bird. Laugh every damned time. Later.

Forever Freed Excerpt:

I was within a block of Samantha’s when the chaotic sensations nearly leveled me—the stench and pain and rancid taste I registered as rage, jealousy, terror, and agony set me on full alert.

Witnesses be damned, I broke out into an unnatural sprint in search of the source of those feelings. I scanned Samantha’s house as I approached it; no one seemed to be there. The feelings intensified as I raced across the grassy field. My house was dark; they weren’t there either. Then I hit the street.
I had found Jacques. He had found Samantha. He held her in a tight embrace and was clearly feeding from her.

I bolted across, vaulting over a parked car, and aimed for the dark spot shrouded by bushes and trees under the broken fucking street light. My only solace was he didn’t seem to be reacting to the holy water in her blood yet, which I’d been giving both of my girls for months, so he’d just bitten her. I soared over Ollie’s abandoned bike and slammed into them, trying like hell to avoid Samantha’s body.

Jacques roared in outrage and dropped Samantha as he whirled on me. She slumped to the cold ground. I tore my now-inhuman eyes away from her to deal with him.

“You always did know how to ruin a good time,” he spat.

The world went fucking red with my rage at the image of Samantha’s blood dripping off his fangs. All I could see was my maker hunched in the darkness over Lena’s body, his crimson eyes and gory fangs flashing to me when I’d interrupted. But Jacques was standing too close to Samantha’s crumpled body to act rashly.

Then he coughed and sprayed a fine red mist into the air.

“How ya feeling there, Jacques?” I sneered through sharp fangs as I stalked closer.

A thin line of blood trickled down from one nostril. He fisted it away. “What the fuck?”

In the split second his eyes flashed down to evaluate the blood he’d wiped onto his knuckles, I launched myself at him. We collided in a wall of muscle and will and hate.

Jacques stumbled back, propelled by my weight, and gripped my biceps to fling me off him. But my hold was tighter. He succeeded only in spinning us so that when we crashed to the ground, I was on top and pinned him.

Then he made the last in a long line of fatal errors: he turned his head to snap at my wrist where it held his down. In a blur, I leaned forward and sank my fangs deep into his exposed neck.

He roared in outraged surprise. I grunted in disgust as I wrenched my head to the side, tearing a gaping wound partway through his neck. Blood gurgled and splattered from the breach. His eyes were disbelieving as they angled up at me.
“You did this,” I hissed as I released his arms and brought my hands to his jaw. I didn’t pay attention to his newly freed hands until the cold steel pressed against my gut. He squeezed the trigger a split second before I ripped his head clean free of his body. Through a red haze, I watched as his head unevenly rolled under a bush. His body twitched then stilled.

Good News! FOREVER FREED is a dual finalist in the New Jersey Romance Writers’ Golden Leaf Contest for Published Authors – best paranormal & best first book categories!
My heart may not beat, but that doesn’t mean it’s not broken.

After an isolated century mourning the murder of my long-ago family, I crave the irresistible scents of joy and love that radiate from my new neighbors, a single mother and her young daughter. I’m starved for their blood, and for the healing respite from my ancient grief that will accompany drinking down their life-giving emotions. Now to lure them in.

But they surprise me. Little Olivia accepts me without fear or reservation—talking, smiling, offering innocent affection that tugs at my long-lost humanity. Her mother, Samantha, seeks me out when she should stay away, offering sweet friendship, and calling to the forgotten man in me. They lure me in.

Aw, Dio, Lucien, run and spare them while you can…

About the Author:
A multi-published author of paranormal, contemporary and erotic romance, Laura Kaye’s hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong. Laura is the author of the bestselling contemporary romance Hearts in Darkness and the bestselling and award-nominated paranormal romance Forever Freed. Her contemporary erotic romance Just Gotta Say releases September 30 and her contemporary fantasy romance, North of Need, releases November 1. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day. Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter


Would you like a signed print copy of FOREVER FREED? Of course you would! What are you talking about, aren't you in love with Lucien already?? So, up for grabs today, One Signed copy of FOREVER FREED and a pack of Romance Trading Cards via the fab Laura Kaye. Just comment and fill out the Rafflecopter widget.





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32 comments:

metallifan15 said...

Lucien has this hands down. I've been enthralled with him since he was still a concept on the internet. He's got it all, a dark, old fashioned, but ruthless soul, love, look and wit! Deadly combination if you ask me! ;-)

Kayla said...

Sounds interesting. Can't wait to check it out.

~Kayla
kcrochet002@gmail.com

Brenda said...

I vote for Lucien, but I wouldn't want to mess with Selena either. I can't wait to read both of them. Thanks for giveaways!

Book Savvy Babe said...

Sounds like an awesome book! I voted for Lucien, i'm giving him the benefit of the doubt here.... thanks for the contest! Book Savvy Babe

madsheepno1 said...

cant wait to find out who wins

jenny

madsheepno1@yahoo.co.uk

Miranda @ My Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Go Lucien!! Rah Rah Rah

Kathie (katmom @guardingkatmom) said...

Go Lucien!

Laura Kaye said...

You guys rock! Keep that TeamLucien mojo going!

Na S. said...

Both are worthy! (and new to me).

Amy@Amy's Book World said...

I voted for Lucien Demarco.

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Kiru Taye said...

Voted for Lucien. Don't want him stalking my dreams. lol

Alisa said...

Voted for Lucien.. that cover is so hot! I have Enemy Mine on my kindle but haven't read it yet. I'm off to get this book though if I don't win... it seems so yummy!

Cherie Marks said...

This is cool. I had fun with this. Voted for Lucien.

Jasmyn said...

I really have a lot of fun with these. Thank you!

Iris said...

Lucien's definitely got my vote

erin said...

This book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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marybelle said...

I had to vote for Lucien!!! Just had to.

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Barbara E. said...

After reading the excerpt, I had no choice but to vote for Lucien, he's a bad ass.

ML said...

I voted for Lucien!

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Jen B. said...

I had to go with Selena. What can I say? Badass!
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Erin said...

Voted for Lucien - you know it! Absolutely LOVE him....
Erin
loveeria@gmail.com

Pamk said...

wow voted and sounds like a great read. Am adding it to my wish list.
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mbreakfield said...

I voted for Lucien

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for all the love for Lucien, guys! He won't forget it!

Vivien said...

Voted for Lucien :)

Michelle said...

I voted for Selena

Anne R said...

Voted for Lucent.

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winnie said...

Been wanting to read this for a while now, thanks for the giveaway!

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JenM said...

I've got this book on my wishlist. Lucien sounds like the kind of tortured hero that I love.

Jeanne said...

I would vote for Lucian :)
Thank you for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

I voted for Shadowman

Ifrah said...

Thanks for the give-away ! would love to read this book !

starlight023(at)hotmail(dot)com

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