Romancing Guest Post + Giveaway: Regan Summers on Forbidden Romance

Posted 30 January, 2012 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Giveaways, Guest Posts / 8 Comments

A huge welcome to Regan Summers, author of Don’t Bite the Messenger, a new and exciting urban fantasy with a perfect dose of romance! I love a good romance but there’s just something about a forbidden romance that makes a story all the better. Today, Regan is giving us a little glimpse of her characters, Sydney and Malcolm, who should be off limits to each other but find comfort in each other. Stick around ’till the end and enter the giveaway to win your own copy.

You can read my review here.

“What Tastes Better Than the Forbidden?” by Regan Summers

Thank you so much for having me, Lori. I’ve discovered so many wonderful authors and stories from your blog, and am honored to be here.

I thought I’d share a couple of excerpts from Don’t Bite the Messenger. This story started as an urban fantasy, but once Malcolm Kelly stepped onto the page – with his quick smile and wicked mouth – it expanded to include a solid romantic thread. Yes, sometimes I do write stories just to get my fictional characters’ clothes off.

Malcolm isn’t your typical alpha male. He’s a little too shifty for that, and prefers to work behind the scenes rather than directing. But he has a great sense of human, is surprisingly considerate and undeniably hot. He’s also firmly off-limits to Sydney Kildare, our heroine.

“He was like the drunken midnight-sun skydives I used to do: a bold, beautiful, very bad idea. It had been so long since I’d done anything fun.”

Syd’s a recovering wild child, and while she’s trying to be good, Malcolm appeals to instincts she’s been holding back for years. He doesn’t even have to speak to make a case for himself.

“He moved behind me, so close I could feel the warmth of his body. He traced the underside of my arms, pausing on a jagged scar on my left forearm before catching my elbows and pressing upward until I stretched my arms over my head. His hands ran down my sides, fingers gentle over my ribs and tickling light against my stomach. I opened my mouth to take in air and tasted the tropical night. I knew for a fact that it tasted nothing like him. It was raw where he was smooth, sweet where he was smoky.”

I hope that you enjoy reading about Sydney and Malcolm as much as I enjoyed getting them together. 

About the Author:

Regan Summers lives in Anchorage, Alaska with her husband and alien-monkey hybrid of a child. 
She can suspend disbelief in the space of a heartbeat, is prone to spazzing out in inappropriate settings, and believes that hard work leads to happiness (after all the misery of hard work, that is).
For more information on Regan Summers, visit her here: WebsiteFacebook | Twitter

Don’t Bite the Messenger by Regan Summers 

Anchorage, Alaska

The vampire population may have created an economic boom in Alaska, but their altered energy field fries most technology. They rely on hard-living—and short-lived—couriers to get business done…couriers like Sydney Kildare.

Sydney has survived to the ripe old age of twenty-six by being careful. She’s careful when navigating her tempestuous clients, outrunning hijackers and avoiding anyone who might distract her from her plan of retiring young to a tropical, vampire-free island.

Her attitude—and immunity to vampires’ allure—have made her the target of a faction of vampires trying to reclaim their territory. Her only ally is Malcolm Kelly, a secretive charmer with the uncanny habit of showing up whenever she’s in trouble. Caught in the middle of a vampire turf war, Sydney has to count on Malcolm to help her survive, or the only place she’ll retire is her grave…

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8 Responses to “Romancing Guest Post + Giveaway: Regan Summers on Forbidden Romance”

  1. Angel and Buffy. Angel was cursed by the gypsies. Angel was never allowed to have true happiness or love. If he did, then he turned evil. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  2. I wouldn’t have considered Angel and Buffy as a forbidden couple, but I can see Tore’s point. I can’t think of any great couple that has won out, but it seems to be popular in YA like Bella and Edawrd in Twilight and so many others. There’s three YA series where couples ended up as stepsiblings and put their relationship on hold. To date (I’ve lost track of them), they did not pass that hurdle.

  3. I’m with Tore. Angel and Buffy. It was sometimes so heartbreaking to see how much they loved each other, but it wasn’t meant to be.
    Regan-the more I read about this book, the more I want it!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  4. Hi
    I’d go with Elena and Damon from the Vampire Diaries TV series.
    Although they’re not technically a caouple per se yet I’d love to see them together. *wink*

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  5. Oh I had decided to say Eric Northman and Sookie, but I see Daniela has come up with one that recently has been on my mind having watched the show from the beginning recently and I definitely agree that Damon and Elena are a great forbidden couple 🙂 Thank you for this awesome giveaway opportunity.

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