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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Alpha Male Diner: Lash Demon Flambe by Sharon Kay + giveaway

I've never had Lash Demon before, but he looks delicious! Sharon drizzled, garnished, sprinkled and rubbed a wonderful meal so come on in and take a taste.

Gunnar (Lash demon)
Recipe by Sharon Kay
Wicked Wind (Solsti Prophecy #1)

Start with one lusciously lethal warrior demon. Add thick black hair just long enough to knot your hands in, crystal blue eyes that glow when he’s feeling *ahem* intense, and slabs of mouth-watering pectoral muscles

Rub thoroughly with equal amounts protectiveness and need for control

Drizzle with troubled youth

Sprinkle with zest for eighties hard-metal music

Garnish with an all-kinds-of-naughty smile

Have your favorite wine ready before you get started. He’s quick to sear and once you start, you won’t be able to put him down.

Best enjoyed in bed or outdoors in the woods. His flavor is intensified at the time of the Solstice. No need for aging – he’ll stay at his peak for centuries. And in winter, he’ll keep you warm with the fire he can summon in his hands…or any other way you prefer.

Taste Test
She stared at him. The warm night air stuck to her skin, pressing in on her, making it hard to breathe. All their lives, she and her sisters had kept their gifts to themselves, feeling like they were freaks of nature. Were there others like them in the world? Could she trust Gunnar? She had met him barely an hour ago. He could be a lunatic. Regret and shame slammed into her. Why did I act like that in the club? Had he put some kind of spell on her? She certainly didn’t make a habit of public make-out sessions. She swallowed hard. “What are you?”

“Ah-ah, ladies first, Nicole. But I’ll give you a small hint.”

He lifted his hand. A tiny orange light popped into the air, dancing in the center of his upturned palm. The light grew bigger, until it was the size of an apple. It glowed and bobbed slightly, then went out as quickly as it had appeared.

She didn’t even care that her mouth was hanging open. “What was that?”



“It’s a useful weapon.”

“For who?”

“Well, it’s particularly effective on the lesser demons, but–”

“What are you talking about?” she yelled. “You just made fire appear in your hand! And you’re not hurt!”

“I created it. It won’t hurt me.”

“Okaaay. That was a very cool magic trick.” She edged backward.

He was at her side in a flash. “Uh-uh.”

“Gunnar, you’re scaring me.”

“I told you I won’t hurt you. And from what I’ve seen, you’re not entirely defenseless.”

Completely unnerved, Nicole’s legs shook. She felt like she had just fallen down the rabbit hole, and there was no climbing back up. Ever. She didn’t know if it was real or not, but Gunnar made fire appear in his hand. She instinctively knew that if he wanted to, he could truly hurt her. The rip-her-to pieces kind of hurt. She had already tried to fight him, with no success—now it was time for flight.

Whirling, she ran in the direction of the club. She managed to get all of ten feet from him when he grabbed her around the waist and twisted them both in mid-air. They hit the ground. He absorbed most of the impact himself, then rolled and pinned her beneath him.

Seconds stretched out as he studied her. He relaxed his hold on her a fraction, but she still couldn’t move under his massive bulk. “Nicole,” he said softly. “There are many things I want to do to you, but hurting you is not on the list.”

She sucked in a breath at his bold statement. I don’t want to die here, like this, with a fire-conjuring madman. Fighting hadn’t worked. Flight hadn’t worked. She didn’t want to end up dead in the park, so that left her with two options—distract him or start talking.

She gazed up at him with wary eyes. He was so handsome. A lock of dark hair fell over his forehead, and his lips looked way too kissable. Dangerous. She clenched her teeth and shoved the jumble of thoughts from her mind, disgusted with herself. He had her trapped, pinned on the ground, for heaven’s sake. She had to figure out a way to get away from him, not closer to him, like her traitorous body wanted.

Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham spends her life hiding her gift. Deciding to take control of her power, she dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side.


Lash demon Gunnar prowls Earth and several supernatural realms to help maintain peace among the immortal species. His chance encounter with Nicole creates a hurricane of sparks between them, and he can’t let her out of his sight until he discovers her true identity. In his two hundred years, he has never seen a creature like her.


Nicole and Gunnar race to discover who - or what - is stabbing the city's most destitute residents and stealing their blood. The fire that forged their bond explodes into white-hot passion, weaving their souls together on an unexpected level. Haunted by the past, Gunnar's fiercely protective instincts battle with her need to defeat the creatures she was born to fight. As they track the mastermind behind the attacks, will Nicole’s unique talent unwittingly send her straight into his lair?

About the Author:
Sharon Kay was bitten early by the writing bug. At age twelve she wrote a short story, about a magic ring, that won a statewide contest. With her nose always in a book, she read the most novels for her age group in her local library’s summer reading program.

In her teens, writing took a back seat to fashion, as she was determined to find clothes different from what everyone else bought at the mall. And what she couldn’t find, she created. She learned to sew, worked in a fabric store after school, and spent her spare time with a needle in hand. Her black and orange prom dress is still one of her favorite creations.

She majored in apparel design in college, spending her summers working in costume shops and bridal boutiques. She worked for ten years in the Chicago garment industry, then switched her focus to apparel production logistics before becoming a stay at home mom.

Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and didn’t expect to write again. But Wicked Wind and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.

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  1. Hmm...that's and intriguing question. There's so many benefits to being able to control the elements. I think I'd like to control water. You could put out fires, make it rain when needed and water can also be used as a weapon.

  2. I think earth because in the end that is what will be left

  3. I think I would control the wind, so that I can fly! also you could aim the wind at a wind farm to help generate renewable energy.

  4. I am a True Leo. I am the Sun sign & I love, Love LOVE the heat. I freeze to death this time of year. So beyond a doubt in my head I want control over "Fire" :D hehe Big Hugs & l enjoyed your post above & learning about a great sounding new read "Wicked Wind"

    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at)

  5. First of all, thank you to introducing me to a "new to me" author!! I look forward to reading this one!! As for my element, I would choose the earth. Maybe then I could get my backyard garden to produce better for me.

  6. I am drawn to Earth by nature, being a Taurus. However, if I ever had to travel by water, it would be difficult to get my element to respond if we were in deep water. Fire and water would always be accessible. But I'm still drawn to earth. Fun question.

  7. If I could control an element it would be Earth. I mean, there's just so much that would encompass. Thanks so much for the excerpt, I know I'm going to love this book.

  8. Water! I think it would be fun to control the waves. So beautiful!

  9. I'm torn between fire and water. Fire, because I'm always cold and water, just because it's beautiful. They both could be used for good or evil. Thank you for the giveaway!!
    Bonnie Hilligoss - bonnie at bonnieanddave dot com

  10. I am afraid of fire and to be able to have an affinity for it would be so much better than fear :)