Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tour Mini-Review/Excerpt: Courting Moon: Vampyre's Desire, by Adom Sample

Welcome to the blog tour for
Courting Moon: Vampyre's Desire,
sponsored by
Bewitching Book Tours!

For my stop, I'm featuring 
an excerpt with mini-review!

Courting Moon: Vampyre's Desire
(Bloods Passion Saga, Book 1)
Adom Sample
Kindle/Paperback Editions, 356 pages
Publisher/Book Cover Artist: Adom Sample
April 28, 2017
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy


How far will you go to be with the one you love?

Separation and control were all they had ever known. The laws set by the iron fist of the Coven of Vampyres passed down to the human reverts was what their worlds were built upon. Love, passion, emotional yearning and above all, human and vampyre fraternization–all strictly forbidden. Yet, a moment’s encounter would soon change all that. One single embrace would alter their worlds forever.

The young vampyre, Sebastian of Orias, son of a ruling member of the Coven, and nineteen-year-old Kyra Dunning, daughter of the Chief Councilman in the human regime, would soon learn what it meant to feel insatiable passion. This yearning engaged the forbidden fruit, causing it to consume their hearts with a hunger neither knew existed. To be apart was to die. Henceforth, they chose to break the rules, defy the Coven, and embrace this connection, regardless of the dangers that may unfold.

With marriages arranged, political power to centralize, and underground dissension to eradicate, both the Coven and the Council will stop at nothing to maintain order. And the love between Sebastian and Kyra, unbeknownst to them, may mean the end of everything they’ve ever known. 

This mini-review is of the excerpt below, and
not the entire book.

This is such a sweet, romantic excerpt..... I love how tender the vamp, Sebastian, is toward Kyra, the young human woman. And the scene is so vividly described, too. The night air, the secrecy of it all....This author made me feel as I were there, too. I can't wait to get into the story of this young couple, to see how they manage to stay together in spite of the rules against such relationships, in the Vampyre society.
Adding to the romance is that AWESOME cover! I was very happy to learn that the author himself created it, too. He's definitely a VERY talented guy!

The dark meadows and midnight air blasted through her hair, giving off a scent that would attract any Vampyre for miles. It was there he sensed her. It was there he could no longer deny himself the pleasure of getting to know who she was. The rules were set, and the laws were written, but none of that could keep him restrained. Not anymore.

His emotions fluttered, leaving him no other choice. He must take that chance, regardless of the prospect of rejection. For months, he watched her, lurking in the shadows of their lands, never giving thought as to what would happen if he were to be discovered. It was a risk he was more than willing to take, if only just to get a second glance of her beauty.

He was, after all, the son of a count, and he knew the rules better than anyone. Fraternization between Vampyre and human was strictly forbidden. The rules were imprinted in his brain from birth, but he had to choose differently. Was it her human frailty or the smell of her blood that drew him there every night? Whatever this enchanting spell was that led him to her lands took total control, forcing him to do things he thought he’d never do.

Romantic love was forbidden and after months of obsessing over this human woman, he was beginning to understand why. All rational thought escaped his mind whenever he was near her. The erratic and irrational impulses that made him sneak out of his room, cross the neutral territory, and enter their lands each night had overwhelmed him. He’d lost control, yet refused to do anything about it. This was who he wanted to be.

Henceforth, that night in the dark meadows, basking in the midnight air, he made his approach. Would she welcome him or fear him? What stories would she have heard about his kind that could force her to be reluctant by his presence? He had no choice, for it was too late to turn back now. She was alone, and he would never have an opportunity like this again. He pushed back the bushes, taking slow steps toward her. Hesitant, he thought about turning around and forgetting about her. He knew where this would lead. Still, he interjected his reason and pushed aside all logic, giving in to his wanton desire.

“Hello,” he whispered softly from behind. She froze. She knew the end was near. She knew the Vampyre creeping up behind her would make her his supper if she didn’t run, and quick. Without thought, she took off, screaming for her life. Her action to his bold move didn’t surprise him at all; the only thing that entered his mind was how beautiful she looked when she ran away. He didn’t pursue right away. He stood there paralyzed, fearful that he would be discovered.

If anyone heard her screaming it would be the end of him. Before she could get too far, he headed her off, and in a flash was right in front of her. They had collided. She ran right into him. The touch of her soft warm skin sent a sense of inner peace and tranquility through his entire body.

They had their arms wrapped around each other like lovers in need. That sensual gaze he gave her forced the fear to melt away, only to be replaced with apprehension and embarrassment.

“I will not harm you,” he said in a passionate whisper.

“What do you want from me?” Her voice trembled.

“Simple conversation.”

“You mean to kill me?”

“Of course not. Far be it from me to make you my meal someday.”

“Who are you?” She gave him an uneasy glance.

He stared into her eyes and smiled, brushing his fingers through her soft, long hair. And thus that single encounter, that bold embrace set forth the path they would go through together; placing things in motion that would tear the very boundaries of everything they’d ever known. Forever.     

Purchase on Amazon for only $.99!!!
A paperback edition is also available! 

Adom Sample was born in Kansas City, Missouri and currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia. He holds an MBA from GMU, and an MHA from ATSU. He served in the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2008. He is an independent author who enjoys reading and writing romance, erotica, and paranormal stories. Writing is his passion, and he lives to give others ideas and inspire stories to push the limits of creativity.

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  1. Thank you! I hope you like it :)

    1. Hi, Adom!

      You're very welcome! I know I will!

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! Have a GREAT day!! :)

  2. I definitely haven't seen many authors who are also talented enough to create their own covers! Thank you for sharing that information, Maria, and also for the wonderful post and excerpt review! This isn't my usual type of read; but I have a friend who I think will enjoy it, and I'll be passing this on to her. *BIG squishy hugs* Love you!! <3


    1. Hi, Mckenzie!

      Yeah, this particular writer is doubly talented!! I LOVE that cover!!

      You're very welcome for the information! And thanks for the compliment on the post and excerpt review! Some time ago, I began to include mini-reviews of the excerpts in my spotlight blog tour posts, so as to make sure that I gave my readers some of my own original content. You see, the thing is, some bloggers consider blog tours to be spam. And I know that Wordpress does not allow their bloggers to publish blog tour posts, for this reason. So I figured I'd add some original content to such posts whenever I published an excerpt.

      I'm SO happy you're going to pass this on to a friend who enjoys this type of story! I thought that you were a vamp fan yourself, though, since you've read The Twilight Saga. But, not ALL vamps are created equal! Some vamps created for the adult market might not be suitable for young adults. Lol.

      *BIG SQUISHY HUGS BACK AT YA* Love you, too!!!! <3 <3 <3


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