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Thursday, July 18, 2013




Midnight Conquest
Masked in a Gypsy guise, Broderick MacDougal hides his vampiric identity while seeking to destroy the man who slaughtered his family. When an old Clan rival ensnares Broderick in a trap using an enticing widow, he is compelled to discover if she is bait or an accomplice, and the cinnamon-haired beauty is his next conquest.

Widow of an abusive husband, Davina Stewart-Russell clings to the only image that gave her strength during those dark times—the Gypsy rogue who stole her heart as a youth. After nine years, she is finally face-to-face with him again, but reality clashes with fantasy as she is confronted with Broderick’s passionate pursuit.

When Davina’s past returns to haunt her, Broderick is forced to reveal a dark secret worse than anything Davina thought possible. The challenge before them has fatal risks and neither of them is prepared for the sacrifices expected for the sake of eternal love.

Midnight Conquest—Excerpt

Broderick rose from the bed, not at all pleased with this outcome. His muscles tensed as he stalked toward her across the room, ready to do what he hoped he didn’t have to. Davina gawked at the ethereal presence he emulated. She stood mesmerized by his actions until he stopped in front of her, his body so close he could feel her warmth. When she stepped back to avoid him, his hands grasped her shoulders, keeping her in place. His gaze locked with hers, he tried one last time to delve into her mind for what he wanted. Nothing. Blackness. A void.

He would have to feed from her.

Closing his eyes, he sent waves of influence, charming her senses. He caressed his lips against her cheek and drew her into his breath. The scent of this woman—a mixture of her blood, her womanly essence and the rose oil she wore—made him drunk with desire. He kissed his mouth over her skin to touch the tip of his tongue against the sweet shell of her ear. The pulsing of her heart, strong and rapid, matched the panting of her breath and pounded against his senses. She moaned and pressed her palms to his chest. The notion of tasting the nectar running through her veins ignited the Hunger and the familiar pain shot across his gums as his fangs extended and his mouth watered.
NOTE: I Reviewed both of these books, but my laptop had an unfortunate encounter with a bowl of cereal courtesy of my daughter. I'm in the process of trying to recover my hard drive. I will post both reviews as soon as this situation is taken care of. Thanks for your patience.

Midnight Captive 
Cailin MacDougal has lived a dangerous life being the adopted daughter of vampire Broderick "Rick" MacDougal, so she had no choice but to learn to fight in order to protect herself. However, such behavior is hardly desirable in a dutiful wife who's supposed to embroider and run a household. This aggressive side of her behavior should be easy enough to hide from her betrothed...shouldn't it?

After being away at fencing school for seven years, James Knightly has returned as a master swordsman, ready to captain his own ship and finally wed his childhood sweetheart, Cailin MacDougal. What he finds waiting for him is a dagger-toting hellion for a bride, an immortal father-in-law, and an enemy bent on extracting revenge by threatening the family James holds most dear--the MacDougals.

Broderick MacDougal is lured away from his family with the promise of-at last-learning a way to protect those he loves from his clan enemy, Angus Campbell. Broderick knows he's headed for a trap, but the bait is too tempting to resist...and he unravels the beginning of a prophecy that will lead to redemption for all vampires. The cost of such redemption, though, may be the very soul of the woman he would die for...his wife, Davina. 


Midnight Captive—Excerpt 2

Throwing his cloak back over his shoulders, he revealed a broad chest that rippled under the thin material of his black shirt as he reached across his hip for his sword.

Cailin blanched. Not many men carried swords on their person in the port city of Leith—daggers were the weapon of choice and easier to conceal—and those that did rarely matched the craftsmanship of this blade. This was not a cheap, decorative sword. Out of one mess and into another. She swallowed her fear and stood her ground.

“I suggest a wager.” He winked.

“I am not a gambling woman.”

Tilting his head back, he laughed and Cailin clenched her jaw, her cheeks blooming with heat again. Amusement twinkling in his eyes, he ignored her comment. “A challenge. If you win, I shall let you walk free.”

“And if you win?”

The amusement in his eyes transformed into smoldering desire. “I shall have to take you in hand and see you submit…” His eyes raked her body. “To the proper authority.” He folded his arms in front of him, the blade of his sword sweeping up and standing erect from his fist.

Cailin’s breath left her in a rush and fire surged through her body—from the fluttering in her stomach to the tingling in her toes. She did not miss his twofold meaning, and drew a deep, steadying breath, biting her tongue; though keeping her tongue proved more difficult to manage. “We shall see about this, sir.”



Arial will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card (winner's choice) to a randomly drawn commenter during this tour and her NBtM Tour. Also, at every stop a randomly drawn commenter will be awarded a 5-Star Short Story eBook, Romance Trading Card set & signed Bonded By Blood series post card. A $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card (winner's choice) will be awarded to a randomly drawn host between both tours.

FOLLOW the tour and comment; the more YOU comment, the better YOUR chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 


Arial Burnz has been an avid reader of both paranormal and fantasy fiction for over thirty years. With bedtime stories filled with unicorns, hobbits, dragons and elves, she had no choice but to craft her own tales, penning to life the many magical creatures roaming her mind and dreams. And with a romantic husband who's taught her the meaning of true love, she's helpless to weave romance into her tales. Now she shares them with the world. Arial Burnz lives in Rancho Cucamonga, California, with her husband (a.k.a. her romance novel hero)—who is also a descendent of Clan MacDougal—along with their dog and two cats.


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  1. Thanks for sharing, This series sounds great. Thanks for the giveaways.

  2. Sorry to hear about your computer - I hope it survives the cereal monster.

    Both books sound good - I love me some smexy vampires! And heroines who can rescue themselves :-)

  3. Hello, Eva!! Nice to see you here! I do hope you enjoy the series. :D And good luck on the drawing.

  4. Tawania - Thank you sooooo much for having me as a guest on your site! OMG I'm so sorry to hear about your computer! GAWD I hate it when things like that happen!! That happened to me a couple of times and I started using MegaCloud. LOVE it!! All my writing files are accessible no mater what computer I'm on and if I lose my home computer or laptop, I know my novels are safe. Whew! I love to share a good thing.

    I'll be available during the entire tour, so I'll be following up on comments until July 26th. :D

  5. @Heather - Woo hoo! Music to my ears! (Or art to my eyes since this is on a blog! LOL) I do hope you enjoy the series.

    Remember, everyone - Broderick MacDougal, my hero, and Angus Campbell, my villain, are known to make appearances if anyone has any comments or questions for them. BE FOREWARNED: They're rogues!!! Mwuahahaha!

    Thanks for stopping by, Heather! Good luck on the drawing!

  6. As I've stated many times to Arial, I always like to tell people who haven't read these books that I thought they were great! Arial does a tremendous job at doing her research of the era she's writing. Highly recommended author!!!

    1. Okay, Lisa...you just TOTALLY made my day! MWAH! You're a DOLL!! Thank you thank you thank you! *sigh*

      I appreciate your wonderful comments and for stopping by on the tour. Good luck on the drawings, hun!!

  7. * placing her hand it back in her lap. Her gaze moves to the window as a light breeze flows through* I"'ll take that as a no eh` * she mumbled softly as she rose gracefully to her feet and padded to the window, relishing the cool air*

  8. Bummer about your cereal. I hate it when that happens!!!
    Hey Arial! Where do you have Rick tied up at? When your done, can I borrow the rope...with him still attached? *wink*

    1. Good evening, sweet Mary Anna...how do you fare?

      Not sure what Arial is getting me into with this BDSM idea she keeps mentioning...but it's beginning to sound intriguing. (cocks eyebrow)

      Thank you for stopping by, lass. (winks) Good luck with the drawing.


  9. LOL! Kira! You just missed Angus at the last post you left. He's waiting on the couch! We'll see if you two catch up with each other. Thanks for stopping by.

    Hello, Mary!! Thanks for visiting. I'll go get Rick...although he doesn't have a rope. At least not now... I'm contemplating a little BDSM in Book 4...hrmmm...we'll see if it fits the storyline the way I'm hoping. ;) Good luck on the drawing. I'll go get Rick.

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  11. *blushes* got it. Thanks Arial :)

  12. (Grins) Oh Rick I think you`'ll enjoy it immensely. (Slides hand up his chest, across his shoulder and down to squeeze his bicep.) Oh yeah. "Verra" nice (winks)

  13. These sound good

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  14. Hello, BN!! Nice to see you here today! Good luck with the drawing. ;)

  15. Great series! So imaginative! Sounds a lot like my writings. Would love to feature you. Good luck!

    1. Hello, my Vampire Queen Buddy!

      Thanks for stopping by on the tour. I'll see you at your blog soon. We'll get something scheduled and would love to have you on my blog, too.

      Good luck on the drawing!! ;)

  16. Is this a series of 3, or are there more to come?


    1. Hi, Mary!! *waves*

      There are 6 books planned for the main storyline of the prophecy, but I have two spin-offs from Midnight Eclipse (Book 4) - a M/M and a M/F - which both will have Norse wolf shapeshifters and take place in the 1700s.

      I also have a slew of contemporary books that will continue as stand-alones after Midnight Deliverer (Book 6)...provided the series takes off the way I'm hoping. They'll kinda be similar to the way Sherrilyn Kenyon does her books where they're contemporary and all have characters that know each other, but you don't have to read them in any order. Broderick and Davina will probably have cameo appearances.

      Thanks so much for stopping by. See you at the next stop! :D

  17. Another excellent excerpt! Thanks for sharing!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Hey, Andra!!

      Good to see you at the next stop and I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Enjoy the tour and good luck on the drawing!

  18. Great excerpts, thank you.


    1. Greetings, Ingeborg!!!

      Glad you enjoyed the excerpts. Good luck on the drawing!! :D

  19. Awesome giveaway! Thank you so much for sharing!

    hense1kk (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Hello, Kate!

      Good luck on the drawing and thanks for stopping by!! :D


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