Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Series Spotlight, Excerpt and Giveaway: Bayou Magiste series by Gianna Simone

Claimed by the Devil (Bayou Magiste Chronicles #1)

Claimed by the Devil (Bayou Magiste Chronicles #1)

Helene Gaudet is finally free of her past—including a rage-filled ex-husband whose curse has left her unable to have children. Helene shares the agony of those memories with no one—certainly not with a Marchand.

Her lonely life is upended when she encounters who she believes is her perfect Dom in an Internet chat room. To her shock, her Dom is none other than Devlin Marchand, the very person who handed her over to a dark sorcerer to be killed. Yet Devlin proves himself to be a loving Master, and lust and love grow with each tormenting, releasing, encounter.

But guilt over his past betrayal is multiplied when he learns the curse that has dogged his lover for years comes from the trove of magic created by his very own family. Devlin fears all he has built with Helene will be destroyed. Can they overcome the past to have a future together?

Title: Claimed by the Devil (Bayou Magiste #1)
Author: Gianna Simone
Genres: Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance
Categories: Interracial/MulticulturalErotic Elements: BDSM
Publisher: Sizzler EditionsRelease Date: August 27, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count/Length: 115,000 words/300 pages

Claimed by the Mage (Bayou Magiste Chronicles #2)

Claimed by the Mage (Bayou Magiste Chronicles #2)

Lily Prentiss wishes she could ignore her inborn healing magic so she can live life on her terms, not follow the path her Magiste family chose for her. But when she stumbles across Aidan Marchand in the excruciating throes of evolving into a Mage, her touch is all that stops his pain and she can no longer deny her powers. When the sexy Dom seduces her into willing submission, she finds she doesn’t want to resist and actually enjoys giving up control.

Aidan has more to worry about than just his rapidly maturing powers – his business partner is blackmailing him into funding a venture that involves kidnapping young girls both magical and mortal, and selling them as sex slaves. Even as Lily’s touch eases Aidan's pain, he knows staying with her puts her in danger from his enemies. But the gift of her sexual submission helps him even more than her healing how can he let her go?

 Title: Claimed by the Mage (Bayou Magiste #2)
Author: Gianna Simone
Genres: Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance
Categories: Alternate Modern Day New Orleans Area
Erotic Elements: BDSM
Publisher: Sizzler Editions
Release Date: September 13, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count/Length: 95,000 words/275 pagesGoodreads:


Claimed by the Enchanter (Bayou Magiste Chronicles #3) Claimed by the Enchanter (Bayou Magiste Chronicles #3)

Regine Marchand loves being in control – and the role of domme is the perfect way for her to exert that control. An accomplished equestrian, she has her goals of championship in sight and no one will get in her way. Her life and future are in her hands, she doesn’t need to depend on anyone for success and happiness.

Cameron McIntyre is fascinated by the cool façade Regine displays, but senses the depth of passion lurking under her surface. Despite her protests to the contrary, he recognizes in her a desire to submit and be dominated. But when he is forced to suspend her from competition due to performance enhancement spells used on her horse, he worries he may drive her away, instead of into his arms. Believing her innocent of the charges, he vows to help her uncover who set her up while convincing her that submission to him is what she truly wants and needs. Submitting to the tall Irishman brings a new level of pleasure Regine has never known, at the same time making her question everything she knew about herself.

Regine is unaware an enemy from her past has targeted her for revenge. Together she and Cameron must discover who wants to knock her out of competition for good, possibly killing her in the process.

Title: Claimed by the Enchanter (Bayou Magiste #3)
Author: Gianna Simone
Genres: Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance
Categories: Sports-Themed
Erotic Elements: BDSM, Menage (M/F/M)
Publisher: Sizzler Editions
Release Date: 8/20/2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count/Length: 90,000 words/269 pages

Author Bio:
I'm a born-and-bred Jersey Girl, with Brooklyn roots, and I still live where it all started. I married my very own alpha male many eons ago, and am a former full-time working mom to two school-age children. Needless to say, free time is always at a premium, and I spend the bulk of it lost in the worlds of my own making. I love to read and write hot sexy and emotional stories about people both glamorous and not-so-glamorous. And some of them are even downright un-heroic at times, which is part of what makes them so sexy, in my opinion!
On those rare occasions when I am not writing, you can catch me playing in my other favorite alternate worlds of Highlander, Harry Potter, Charmed, and DragonBall Z! Yes, I know, an odd combo, but they all feature some of the sexiest villains ever. I'm also a HUGE fan of the NY Rangers, Criminal Minds, Vikings and All My Children – I am thrilled AMC has returned.
My books, which usually involve BDSM themes, and range from historical to paranormal and futuristic/sci-fi, are available through Renaissance Ebooks Sizzler Editions and Pink Flamingo Publications.

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Twitter: @Gianna_Simone


 From " Claimed by the Devil"

Devlin stared at his father.  The older man couldn't be serious.
"Devlin, you must complete the task."  Maximilian Marchand's angry voice rang out in the room as he came out from behind the massive oak desk.  "This Saturday evening.  DeGarza has an event planned, and it is imperative Helene Gaudet be present."
Devlin shook his head.  He couldn't do it, couldn't turn her over to DeGarza, the psychotic fool his father blindly followed. 
"No, he's wrong.  She's not ... he's wasting his time."
"And why is that, young Marchand?"
The voice behind him slid over Devlin like ice, chilling his soul.  His stomach churned. 
"Sir, she's not as powerful as you think; she's merely a Creole, born of the Bayou."
Would the lie work?  While not as strong or gifted as a Sorceress, Helene's magical talents bordered on amazing.  An Enchantress possessing such robust powers, while not rare, did not go unnoticed.  The Tribunal who ruled the Magiste community kept a very close watch on all of its citizens and their level of magical skill. 
"Yes, but her powers are quite strong for someone so young."  DeGarza approached, his height imposing, his narrow face cold and hard.  "Her youth alone makes her magic so much more potent.  It's a shame for it to be wasted on Swamp Sludge."
DeGarza stopped right before Devlin.  Devlin forced himself not to react to the vile name the man used to describe Helene.  The effort to remain calm could possibly the most difficult thing Devlin had ever done since being forced to serve this madman.  But he couldn't obey this order.  The idea of Helene at the mercy of a monster such as DeGarza sickened him, even more than his own fear of the Sorcerer.
"You want her, don't you?  For yourself." 
The knowing look on the evil man's face spurred a panic Devlin hadn't felt in years.  He held his tongue.  Yes, he wanted Helene Gaudet, had wanted her ever since he'd seen her last year at the Mardi Gras ball, escorted by one of his classmates.  He wanted her to submit to him, wanted to play with her luscious body and make her scream his name with passion and pleasure.  He'd never told anyone.
"If I claimed her, sir, I could control her.  She would be bound to serve you." 
He prayed his promise would be enough to convince the insane, power-hungry, sorcerer to back off.
"And how would you do that?"
Devlin racked his brain, trying to recall more about the custom that popped into his head.  He'd never given it much thought before, but the idea took hold, and he could imagine her beside him here, in his home, in his bed.  He lifted his chin, determination renewed.  While rarely executed, the ritual was binding and legal.  She would be his.  And he could protect her.
"There's the Possede Puissant.  She wouldn't be able to refuse my orders once she belonged to me.  Her power would still be yours to control."
DeGarza stroked his chin thoughtfully.  He focused his black, menacing stare on Devlin again. 
"No.  I must own them, combine them with mine.  The only way to do it properly is to use the Remouvoir.  Bring her to me before Saturday.  You may go."
Devlin thought his legs might collapse beneath him, the spark of hope all but extinguished.  Yet, a glimmer remained, his mind racing with ways to stop the unthinkable from happening.  He slowly turned to the door, but his father's voice stopped him.
"Devlin, she is not worthy of you.  If Mr. DeGarza had been kind enough to grant your wish, I would have killed her myself.  Either way, you cannot save her.  Do not try to do so again."
Devlin swallowed the acid rising in his throat and nodded.  How in the world could he surrender Helene to be killed?  He had to find some way out of this.
"Young Marchand."  DeGarza's shout stopped him once again.
"Yes, sir?"
"If you fail, I will have to find another subject.  Your father has agreed that your mother will take Ms.  Gaudet's place should you be unsuccessful."
How Devlin remained standing, he didn't know.  His mother?  And his father had ... he glanced at the other man's impassive expression and hated him for everything he'd put them through, since aligning himself with DeGarza.
"How could you?"  He didn't even try to keep the disgust from his tone, releasing years of resentment.
Maximilian shrugged.  "To achieve our means, we must at times make sacrifices.  You're lucky, Devlin; you have a choice.  Be sure you make the right one."
His father knew Devlin would do anything to protect his mother.  That must be why he'd agreed to this madness.  He knew Devlin wouldn't let his mother face the same fate as so many others.  But handing over Helene would damn Devlin forever, while not turning her over would damn his mother to a torturous and prolonged death.  God, he'd always thought once he turned eighteen, he would be free, but a year later, he remained trapped.  And the situation had grown worse than he'd ever imagined.
He finally made his way out of his father's office, struggling to contain his lurching stomach.  There had to be some way he could stop this, save them both.  But how?
He had to warn Helene, get her to leave town.  Then he'd have to get his mother to safety.  First Helene.  If he could convince her to go, then he'd have a few days to figure a way to get his mother away from here as well.
Helene worked in a café in the Quarter.  What was the name of it again?  He headed toward Jackson Square.  Saving her might get him killed but he had no choice.

Giveaway: eBook copy of either "Prince of the Universe" or "Warrior's Vengeance" PLUS Bayou Magiste Series swag (includes magnets, pens and postcards). In addition, the author will give away an ebook copy of each one of the books in the Bayou Magiste Series. 

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Gianna Simone said...

You're welcome! And good luck! :)

Unknown said...

Thanks to both of you for stopping by!

Gianna Simone said...

Thanks for hosting me Ce-Ce. I truly appreciate it!


Unknown said...

This book sounds so good I put it on my TRL