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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Love for Sale/ Morgan D'ARcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody by Linda Nightingale 💕 Audio Tour, Fun Facts & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (Paranormal/Sci-Fi Romance)





 
 




March Morgan still believes in true love, but her faith in finding her soul mate is slowly vanishing.She’s been married but never in love. So, it is a miracle to find that fantasy exists on the last page of a glossy women’s journal. Mayfair Electronics, Ltd., in black and white, offers Love for Sale. The London firm has engineered sentient androids indistinguishable from humans. She flies to England and meets the man she has been searching for her entire life.

Christian requires no programming to love March at first sight. He’s handsome, cultured…absolutely perfect…and a little different from the other androids. He has an unexpected independent streak. March signs on the dotted line, buying her dream man. They return to Houston, but soon her past and his future threaten their Happily Ever After—indeed their lives.





 
 




The greatest enemy of a vampire is boredom. Four centuries of existence have taught Lord Morgan Gabriel D'Arcy to fear nothing and no one. Humans and their weapons have little chance against his preternatural speed and arcane powers. Vampires are viral mutations of human DNA. Still, the Vampyre code requires secrecy, and he has learned to hide his nature from the world. The lure of mortality, of a life in the sun, puts Morgan again and again at the mercy of calculating human women though they fail to consider his charm and determination into the equation. However, even grooming a future bride from infancy proves to be fraught with heartbreak. And second chances are not always what they seem unless... you are Morgan. Immortality and beauty, aren't they grand?









In another interview, I mistakenly said that Love For Sale was inspired by the old movie The Day the Earth Stood Still, but I don’t know where my brain was that day! The story about androids made as lovers was actually inspired by Tanith Lee’s wonderful novel Silver Metal Lover. That book is a coming of age story that will appeal to all ages. I have always loved it. I received it through one of the mail order book clubs (Reader’s Digest, I believe) back before written time when I was a teenager.

I was surprised—and probably shouldn’t have been—that people thought that an android lover was creepy. I’d love the chance to order my dream man. Remember you can shut him off when you want him silent. I’ve been asked if Love For Sale was inspired by the current Japanese human-like robots, but as a short story, it won the Houston Writers Guild Short Story Contest long, long ago.

Each of the stories in Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody was inspired by Morgan himself. I created Morgan in the early 1990s and promptly fell in love with him, then spent years trying to find him. Alas to no avail! I never found him. I did date a guy for a while (much younger than I! but he had green eyes. There aren’t many English lord/concert pianists with long blond hair and blue-eyes running around. 😊

Writing anything from Morgan’s POV is always easy. He likes to tell stories. His first novel Sinners’ Opera was published by a Canadian publisher and for various reasons I wanted my rights to the book and t the characters back. They wouldn’t release the rights to the book but did release the rights to the character. I sent several stories to The Wild Rose Press for an anthology, and it became Rhapsody. Just this month, my rights to Sinners’ Opera reverted and it’s off to my TWRP. I’m now working on the prequel (there is a sequel Sinners’ Obsession) detailing Morgan’s life as a mortal and his transformation to a vampire.

I was thrilled to get Rebecca McKernan to narrate these two books. She has the perfect English accent and such a pleasant voice, she brought the tales to life. I am still in communication with her, and we share many an interest. You would do well to look her up on Audible and see other books she’s narrated.

Thank you for having me as a guest on your lovely blog today.

from Love for Sale

At a light touch on her shoulder, she spun. He stood inches from her, the airspace between them electric charged. “Liz was here, and in my bedroom! Why? Were you doing her in my bed?”

“No.” He had the decency to look stunned, his eyes widening and darkening. “She was teaching me to dance. The closet doors are mirrors.”

March resisted the urge to slap his perfect face. “Why? You aren’t going to be a stripper.”

He shrugged. “You don’t trust me.”

“I don’t trust her.” March’s face felt hard and cold. God, how she hated the emotions seething in her. She was almost physically ill.

“She cannot tempt me.” He shook his head slowly, his eyes glittering blue. “Don’t you understand I am attuned to you alone?”

“You weren’t supposed to be able to get angry.” She was unraveling, like a ball of yarn thrown across a room. “You did.”

Her heart shattered as he turned and walked away. Grief winded her. At the door, he glanced over his shoulder, again shaking his head. He was stunningly handsome, looked sad and hurt, but there was no apology in his intense gaze. Hands fisted at her sides, she tried to control the storm of fear, anger, resentment and pain.

“Where the hell are you going?” Her voice came brusque, short.

“For a walk to let you think and cool down.” Light and shadow chiseled his face, and her breaking heart skipped a beat. “I am not going to Liz. I have learned all I need to know from her. I shall never see her again.”

“You can’t walk out. It is impossible for you. You are faulty in some circuit somewhere. I’m going to return you.”

The most beautiful man in the world froze with his hand on the door. “Please don’t. This is a misunderstanding.” He blew out a long breath. “However, if that is what you want, I must advise you that Mayfair Electronics, 21 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LT will accept return of a flawed unit for a full refund.”

“Stop! You sound like a robot.” Her fisted hands struck the air.

He didn’t flinch. “I am a robot. That’s why this is an inane conversation.”

“Inane? I find you with another woman in the bedroom, and this conversation is silly? Oh, no, Christian. Did you invite her here?” Why couldn’t she stop hurting herself and let him go, lock the door and email Mayfair for a courier pickup?

Folding his arms across his chest, he leaned against the door. “She knocked. I answered and kept her outside until it started to rain. She was talking about the club and telling me, again, that I’d be a success as a male dancer. Being a success at something would be a bloody miracle. At any rate, half-jokingly, I asked her to teach me to dance. The End.”

“Not quite. Why did you slip her out behind my back?”

“I wished to avoid a scene like this.” His voice shaded deeper, darker. “And I didn’t want to hurt you.”

“There, it’s said. You can come back in now and stop pretending you’re leaving.” She waved a hand, half-heartedly beckoning. “You’ve got nowhere to go.”

He inhaled sharply as if she had punched him in the stomach. “I’m quite aware of that fact. I do not like seeing you this upset. Please call Mayfair tomorrow. I’ll voluntarily deactivate. They will dispatch a FedEx pickup for me.”

She raked a hand through her hair. “Oh, my God, what have you done and why? What have I done? Paradise Lost.”

“Why can’t you trust me?” His sad expression pierced her heart.

Nearly human. Though he didn’t have a heart, his emotions could be damaged.

“Because I don’t trust men.” An angry sob caught in her throat. When she could again speak, she croaked, “In general. Well, almost. I learned that lesson at my mother’s knee.”

“I’m not even almost any man.” He lifted his hands in a pleading gesture. “Return me to Mayfair for reprogramming. I don’t care. I only want to stay with you.”

“You have a funny way of showing it,” she said in a lethal whisper, her voice then rising in outrage. “If I’d been earlier or later, would I have found you bucking in bed?”

Looking stricken, he stood silent and straight, a bare-chested god with ice blue eyes.


Born in South Carolina, Linda has lived in England, Canada, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta and Houston. She’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer, having bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses for many years.

Linda has won several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award and the SARA Merritt. She retired from a career as a retired legal assistant, just joined the Houston BMW Club, and the stars in her crown—two wonderful sons. In a former life, she must have had to walk everywhere because today she is into transportation with fine taste in expensive horses and hot cars! She likes to dress up and host formal dinner parties.



   


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12 comments :

  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. Love your Avatar! Very cute Betty Boop. Glad you could drop by.

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  2. Congrats on the tour and thanks so much for the opportunity to win. I enjoy getting to hear about new books that my family would enjoy reading.

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    1. Good to see you James. Thank you for following me on tour!!

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  4. Sounds like a good read.

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  6. I love these kinds of reads. Looking forward to reading.

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  8. I enjoyed the fun facts. I hope more authors will consider adding those in the future. They add that little something extra. Thank you.

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