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Monday, January 6, 2014

Alpha Male Diner: Dark Elf Prince by Felicity Heaton (Kissed by a Dark Prince book tour) + giveaway

Welcome back to the alpha male diner! One of our most popular cooks, Felicity Heaton, is back. We do love her vampire meals, but today she has cooked up a new dish! Prince Loren a Dark Elf Prince from her new Eternal Mates Romance Series. Grab a, grab two, and grab a bite!

Prince Loren (Dark Elf) 
recipe by Felicity Heaton
Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 1)

1 pair striking purple eyes
1 mouth made for sin
1 cup psychic powers
1 pair razor-sharp fangs
1 pair pointed ears
1 head of wild black-blue hair
200 pounds of toned, honed, muscles stretched tight over an impressive 6’6” frame
A dash of darkness
One set of colourful elvish markings
One incredible suit of skin-tight black armour
One tablespoon each of honour, determination, heart and courage
8 pints of red-hot blood

Makes: One hot dark elf prince

Begin by mixing honour, determination, heart and courage together with red-hot blood, stirring gently to incorporate. Mix in the dash of darkness and the psychic powers. Set aside.

Combine delicious body with wild black hair, sinful mouth, razor-sharp fangs, and striking purple eyes. Eyes may appear blue at first. If this is the case, he’s playing at being human. Add ears. If eyes are blue, expect them to appear normal and very mortal. If eyes are purple, they will be pointed. Warning: If they grow pointier and flare back against his head, give him space. He is probably gearing up to kill you.

When he is calm, sprinkle liberally with elvish markings. These may shimmer in beautiful colours at first and then disappear. This is normal. Expect markings only to appear when he’s touched by his mate, agitated, or extremely annoyed.

Take his personality mix and pour it down his throat. Wait for it to take. This may be evident by him suddenly becoming more restrained and looking less like he might kill you. Subject will also gain a more regal bearing.

Place black and silver bands containing his armour around his wrists. Step back and watch in awe as he mentally commands his scale-like armour to emerge from the bands, covering his entire body like a second-skin and turning his fingers into serrated claws.


Taste Test
Loren stopped, turned towards the wall and banged his head against it. The humans passing by gave him a wide berth and he couldn’t blame them. He was acting like a madman. 

Driven wild by a female.

He pressed his palms against the wall, despair eating away at him, twisting his insides into tight painful knots. What was he going to do? He had been in Olivia’s presence for barely more than a human hour and he was already close to falling over the edge and doing something terrible that he could never take back. The longer he spent in her company, the worse this hunger was going to become, and if he wasn’t careful, it would end up controlling him. What if he hurt her? What if he killed Bleu?

He would never forgive himself.

Loren banged his head against the wall again, grinding his teeth and grimacing as it all became too much for him. The images of Bleu and Olivia still played out in his mind, pushing him ever closer to the edge, until he had to dig the claws of his armour into the plaster of the wall to keep himself anchored there, stopping him from bursting into the room behind him.

The doors swished open.

Loren forced himself away from the wall, a second apology to Bleu balancing on his lips.

It was Olivia.

Their bond spoke to him, telling him what he could already see in her expression and her soulful brown eyes that always showed him everything she was feeling. She was tense and wary, afraid of him now. He lowered his head, unable to look at her. He had frightened his female, shaking her trust in him.

“Loren?” she said in a low, gentle voice that curled around his numb heart, thawing the ice that had encased it. 

He was afraid too. He had never felt so afraid. He didn’t want to look into her eyes and see her fear of him, or her disgust, and he didn’t want to hear how he had scared her by allowing her to experience such dark terrible emotions through him.

“Loren?” Her tone held a firmer note and he obeyed, unable to ignore a command from his ki’ara. 

Loren looked down into her eyes. They filled with pity, softening more with each second that he dared to look into them.

“I’m done now,” she said, casual despite the nerves he could sense in her. “I did my best not to touch him. That was what it was all about, wasn’t it?”

Loren shut down the fury that curled through him on hearing that she had indeed touched Bleu while he had been out here pacing like a caged animal, refusing to let it own him. He was master of his body, not this wretched bond.

He hated to admit it but Olivia needed to know what he had dragged her into so she would know the cause of his outburst and could perhaps help stop it from happening again.

“I could not bear the sight of you touching him,” Loren said, the tight gravelly sound of his voice shocking him. He had never sounded so dark and possessive before. He had never felt it either. 

He wanted to possess Olivia. Body and soul. He wanted to claim the heart that was rightfully his.

His to own. His to cherish. His to protect.

His to love.

She belonged to him.

His fangs itched and the points of his ears began to extend. Loren fought the change but it was hard to suppress it and stop it from happening when he was thinking about Olivia, and also thinking about her touching Bleu. It was a one-two punch that knocked his senses reeling and had him back on the verge of losing control. A male doctor coming towards him eyed him, not a challenge but Loren felt it as one, and he wanted to rise to it and beat the male into submission. 

The male’s eyes narrowed. He had noticed Loren’s eyes changing. Loren cursed beneath his breath and looked away, fighting to master his emotions. His gaze caught on Olivia’s and he stared down at her, feeling lost and bewildered, tired of the constant battle against his emotions and the effects of their incomplete bond. He wanted a moment to breathe. 

He needed a minute to rest, sixty seconds away from this world, alone with Olivia.

Olivia moved closer, raised her hand and touched his cheek, staring deep into his eyes. Bliss. Loren leaned into her touch, finding his balance in it, mentally stepping away from the edge and towards her. His ki’ara.

“It’s fascinating when your eyes do that... and your ears. Why does it happen?” She brushed her palm across his cheek and a hot shiver went through him when she feathered her fingertips up his ear to the tip. He barely stifled a groan. He wanted her to stroke them. Lick them. His eyes began to change again.

“It is a response to my emotions. Certain ones trigger a change and it is difficult to stop it from happening.” Difficult was the understatement of his extremely long life. Impossible. Especially when she was gently caressing his ear, brushing the pointed tip, her eyes filled with the fascination she had mentioned.

“Emotions,” she whispered and then her brow crinkled and her brown eyes shifted back to his. “Such as anger?”

He nodded.


Loren frowned. “And what?”

“What other emotion?” She tilted her head to one side, her fingers continuing their exploration of his ear, driving him mad with the emotion she was asking about. “You said emotions. Plural. What other emotions trigger this change?”

Loren stared at her, his gaze drawn to her rosy lips and his mind instantly leaping to recall his vivid erotic dreams of her. He wanted to sample her mouth and know her taste as he had in those fantasies. He wanted to explore every inch of her soft skin and show her what it was like to be loved by him. He wanted to slake his thirst for her.

His fangs grew long again and his ears extended, and he knew from the surprise in her eyes that his had changed and from the arousal darkening her irises that she had figured out the other emotion that would always make him lose control.

Loren claimed her waist with both hands, careful not to hurt her with his claws, and pulled her closer to him. 

She wanted to know what other emotion fuelled this change in him and he would spell it out for her.


Felicity Heaton
Olivia thinks it’s her lucky night when a dangerously handsome unconscious fae ends up on her inspection table. He’s her chance to redeem herself with her employer, the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel. But when the tall, dark and deadly immortal warrior awakes, she gets much more than she bargained for…

Attacked by his enemy in the elf kingdom, the last thing Prince Loren expects when he comes around is a beautiful angel watching over him and medical technology of the mortal realm. Hazy from his injuries, all he can focus on is the pulse ticking in her throat and the sweet allure of her blood.

One single bite reveals she is his eternal mate, triggering a bond between them that will leave him weakened until it is completed… or broken, and pulling Olivia into the crossfire of his ancient feud.

To protect his people and his mate from the machinations of a madman, Loren must risk everything by working with Olivia at Archangel to find a way to break the bond blossoming between them.

But will Loren be strong enough to place duty before desire and give up the one thing he has waited millennia for and craves above all others—his eternal mate? And will Olivia be able to resist the incredible heat that burns between them and the temptation of her dark prince’s kiss?

Books in the Eternal Mates romance series:
Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 1)
Claimed by a Demon King
– coming February 2014

Kissed by a Dark Prince is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer and a downloadable 6 chapter excerpt at:
About the Author:
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Felicity Heaton is a USA Today and international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:


Be sure to follow this fantastic tour to learn more about the passionate heroes and sassy heroines in the Eternal Mates romance series! You can also find yourself in with a chance to WIN a $50 or $25 Amazon Gift Certificate if you follow the tour. More details, including how to enter and a full list of stops, are available at the Kissed by a Dark Prince 
Virtual Book Tour page: 


  1. Dear Diary -- I know, I know, I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more books for a while. At least for a month or two. But there was this really fabulous excerpt on the Alpha Male Diner from Felicity Heaton's latest, and I just couldn't help myself. It was like exquisite european chocolate to a dieter... Curse you, Amazon One-Click! (Now everyone leave me alone for the rest of the day. I have some serious reading -- er, I mean WORK -- to do!)

    1. Thanks for buying and reading too. I'm guilty of this too... sometimes the writing schedule takes a hit and I get the guilties :)

      Just call it research and expanding your vocab... that's the lie I tell myself

  2. Thanks for being part of my Kissed by a Dark Prince tour. I do love concocting these Alpha Male Diner specials.

  3. I love what Loren's emotions do to his body! Cannot wait to see how Vail reacts!

  4. I really enjoyed this book. Interesting take on elves. Looking forward to book 2.

  5. Oh my, I don't know if I can find a cook pot big enough to handle all of this awesomeness - yes that is a really big yum ;) Loved the excerpt and looking forward to the read, thank you for sharing it with us.

  6. I Love these ingredients, very addictive!!!
    This first book in the new series was excellent and extremely Yummy.
    Cant wait for the next one in the series.

  7. What a recipe.... He's absolutely delicious!!! ;-)

    Loved the way the new series began ~ it was fantastic!!!
    I'm really looking forward to Book 2 and more smokin' hot paranormal beings!!! <3

  8. what a nice receipt, i would love to taste test
    looking forward to read this book :)

  9. Love the recipe! I am so very hungry for this book. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.

  10. Ummm, I was thinking....maybe you could share the "real recipe"? Would LOVE to have him...oops, I mean it! ;)

  11. I am really excited about the new series and would love to read the new book.

  12. Yum! I like that recipe, and the excerpt is great!
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  13. I like the purple eyes.