Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Are YOU Afraid Of The Dark? (Giveaway!)

I'm not afraid of the dark. Really. I swear.

I'm just afraid of what might be lurking IN the dark that I might not be able to see until seconds before it rips out my jugular with super pointy teeth. You know. The paranormal type stuff.

Just saying.

So why have I always been so fascinated with everything that goes bump in the night? What makes monsters like vampires, shifters, and faeries (preferably from the Winter Court) so sexy and attractive? It's probably the whole bad boy thing. Yeah, I won't deny it - I do love myself a bad boy. Especially one with tattoos and piercings and a dark glint to his eye that you know means trouble. And Hell, if he can pull off wearing some eyeliner, too, then why not? (I do love a man in eyeliner). And sure, throw in some paranormal, too, while you're at it. It couldn't hurt, right?

But, you know what I love more than an tatted, pierced bad boy? A subtle bad boy. The kind you can't really get a feel for until you get to know them better. The kind like my boyfriend. I knew him for over a year before we ever started dating and I never knew what kind of mischievous kinkiness lurked just below his surface. He looks like your atypical computer nerd. Short hair. Well-trimmed beard. Glasses. Always insists on wearing sandals even in the dead of Winter. But he can spank, bite, and kink it up with the best of them.

And honestly, those are the kinds of characters I really like to write - the complex ones that aren't always what they appear to be on the surface. And, of course, they have to be sexy, too. Kind of like Daniel Webb.
Daniel Webb is your fairly average twenty-something year-old living in the bustling city of Stone Hills, Arkansas. High school graduate, College dropout, and currently an employee of a local coffee shop, where he spends the majority of his nights hovering over a hot grill. You know, a totally glamorous lifestyle...

Oh, yeah, and Sarelia, an elder spirit of the Lower World, gifted him with powers beyond his wildest imaginings only a few months ago. Some people would have been grateful. Others would have simply been in denial.

All Daniel feels is resentment.

Because honestly, Daniel's life is kinda sucking at the moment. His girlfriend Malorie dumped him. He's crashing on his brother, Mark's couch (who's being a bit of a dick about the whole thing), and his best friend, James Harin, won't stop smothering him with pity.

But when Daniel bumps into the sexy Alyssa Vega at The Pub and ends up going home with her for some no-strings-attached fun, something finally seems to be going right. Alyssa is just the spot of normalcy Daniel needs in his freak show of a life.

Until his sexy one night stand turns out to be a freak just like him. A rather badass freak as a matter of fact.

So much for normalcy.

As the temptation to use the power Sarelia gave him grows stronger, Daniel finally gives in and embraces the strength the power gives him. With it, he can do anything.

Well, except raise the dead.

Too bad the power's so damn addicting.

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Ana Hart is a writer of erotica, romance, and everything in between. Ana’s stories can be found in various anthologies, including Postcards of Passion and A Wicked & Wanton All Hallows Eve. Ana was also one of 32 finalists in the 2011 All Romance Ebooks Just One Bite short story contest and her short story, “A Fair Exchange” can be found in Just One Bite, Volume Four. Born and raised in the southern United States, Ana currently resides in Arkansas with her very supportive boyfriend and their beautiful son (who just happens to be a cat…but don’t tell him that! ) But she can often be found online – on Facebook, Twitter, or just lurking around Google and running searches on herself.

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One lucky commenter will receive a free copy of A Wicked & Wanton All Hallows Eve, an anthology packed full of naughty, erotic paranormal tales for your reading pleasure!

To Enter Giveaway:
  • Leave a comment below answering the following question: "What are you afraid of?"
  • Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!
  • Giveaway ends June 25th 12:01 AM CST.


Mike Woody said...

Enjoyed your post, I've always heard that its the quite ones you have to watch out for. I think there is some truth to that.

June M. said...

I guess there are a few things that frighten me/freak me out. I ams scared of heights (get dizzy and nauseated when I look down from even just the height of standing on a chair). I also hate spiders, they just freak me out for some reason. I also tend to have panic attacks in crowds or whenever someone is too close to me, I have to have my personal space.
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ilona said...

The only thing that really freaks me out are spiders. I'm generally not phased by much else (luckily).

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Anne said...

Flying and heights. Not fond of bugs, but as long as they aren't too big I can ignore them. Gotta give the cats something to play with.


StacieD said...

I am afraid of heights. I actually get vertigo. My knees buckle when I get too high up.

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Ana Hart said...

@Mike - It totally is! Damn quiet people ...

Wait, I'm a quiet person! (Yeah, I am believe it or not.) Hmmm...

@June M. - You know, for the longest time, I thought I was afraid of heights, too. Standing on a chair? Yeah, that definitely freaks me out. But then I realized I'm not afraid of heights. I'm just afraid of falling. If I could fly, I wouldn't have ANY problem with heights ;)

@Ilona - I stepped on a spider once. With my bare feet. Ewwww... but I'm generally OK with spiders :) I even had a pet spider once! Kind of. It was a garden spider chilling out in a window on the back porch of my mom's house and I threw crickets up into his/her web from time-to-time. It was pretty cool :)

@Anne - Oh damn, flying! Yeah, flying. Taking off and landing are what get me, but once we're in the air, I'm fine. Until we hit turbulence. Or some baby starts screaming...

@StacieD - Awww... I was a band nerd in high school, which meant sitting up in the bleachers and playing my instrument during the football games. Looking down from the bleachers always REALLY freaked me out, though, because I could totally imagine myself taking a nosedive off of there. Damn imagination.

Sherry said...

I'm totally scared of the dark and what could be out in the dark. I live alone and sometimes I get so freaked that I sleep with a light on.
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bn100 said...

I'm afraid of snakes.


Ana Hart said...

Thanks for all the great comments, guys! And congrats to Ilona for being the winner! Yay!

Keep an eye on your inbox for your prize, honey ;)