Haunted Halloween Spooktacular: Eternal Desire by Roxanne Rhodes
Title: Eternal Desire (Desire Series Book One)
Author: Roxanne Rhoads
Publisher: Bewitching Books
Publish Date: April 14, 2015 (2nd Edition)
Genre: Paranormal Erotica
Synopsis: Halloween in New Orleans, anything can happen...including love and magick. Paranormal researcher Liz Beth's dreams are haunted by a sensual vampire. She arrives in New Orleans the week of Halloween in search of her elusive dream lover, but instead finds a handsome stranger. They begin a passionate affair. Soon she is torn between dreams and reality, lost somewhere in the middle trying to regain reason. She aches to find the vampire of her dreams but can't seem to break free of the spell her sexy stranger has her tangled in.
ExcerptThere is no place on earth like New Orleans. The sights, the sounds, and the smells all assaulted my senses. The fragrance was like a drug. A mixture of seafood, gumbo, exotic spices, and rich chicory coffee floated in the moist air, which mingled with the sweet sounds of jazz coming my way. Add to that the feeling of fun and excitement that the city was exuding, and it was truly a unique experience. New Orleans hummed and crackled with energy all its own.
It was the week before Halloween, and the New Orleans Halloween festivities were already in full swing. New Orleans is a city that loves Halloween, and treats the holiday almost like a second Mardi Gras.
The residents love to party, and even a week before Halloween people were already running around in costume. The haunted city, full of magic and ghosts, kicked everything into high gear for the tourists. I saw signs and posters for Boo at the Zoo (for the kids), the Moonlight Witches Run, the Krewe of Boo Parade, Anne Rice’s Vampire Lestat Ball, The Endless Night Vampire Ball and the Voodoo Music Experience in City Park. Nearly everywhere I went, there were haunted history tours taking place: the Ghost Tour of the French Quarter, the Haunted Garden District Tour, the Spellbound Tour, the Voodoo and Cemetery Tour and the one I was most interested in—the Vampire Tour.
Oh, I know, it all seems so cliché: vampires in New Orleans at Halloween! But I think that was the point. He seemed to have a sense of humor, and irony was something he used to his advantage.
Walking through some of the dark streets of the French Quarter was like taking a step back in time. The lacy wrought iron work that defined New Orleans architecture and style, the horse drawn carriages full of tourists, and the old fashioned flickering gas lamps made me feel nostalgic. I wondered whether it looked the same when he strolled along these streets over 200 ago.
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About the Author
Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these words describe book publicist and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.
When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, and talking about them.
In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read, promote and review what others write. She owns Bewitching Book Tours and operates a book review blog, Fang-tastic Books.
When not doing book things Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.