Weekend Spotlight + Giveaway: Savage Bond by Anne Marsh

Savage Bond Anne Marsh

Blurb

Ria Morgan works for the human government; Vkhin is batting for the Fallen. They’re on opposite sides. When Ria is sent to spy on the Preserves, the prison where the Fallen lock up their rogue members, her chopper crashes after she snaps some very incriminating photos. Alone and on foot, her only hope of escaping from the Preserves is Vkhin. He’s not feeling altruistic, however—and there’s definitely going to be a price to pay for his help.

 

Exclusive Excerpt:

Vkhin held out a hand to her. “You come with me, and I’ll get you out of here. I’ll get you back where you belong.”

“Just like that?” Ria stared at him suspiciously.

“Of course not.” His hard, sensual smile wasn’t nice. “We both know there’s a price tag for my services. You’re going to have to pay for your exit ticket.”

His hand came up when she didn’t take it, one finger tracing the curve of her cheek. Her jaw.

She wanted to lean into that finger, that teasing promise of warmth, but he was Fallen and seduction was just another weapon in his arsenal. They both knew that. “I’m not in a paying frame of mind, Vkhin.”

The reality of him was overwhelming.  Before, she’d always had the safety buffer of her camera lens between them. Now, here he was. Raw and real. Overwhelming.

“That’s too bad.” His finger paused, rested against her skin. “You should ask me, Ria.”

“Ask you what?” Her lips were dry and sensitive, as if fear or the altitude or some alien desire had left them swollen and unfamiliar. He was watching her, though, as if he were daring her to use her tongue to moisten her skin. Around them, night fell like a dark dream. As the shadows grew, it was just her and this fallen angel, making sensual promises she didn’t want. Did she?

“Ask me what I want.” His booted foot moved deliberately between hers, a heavy weight between her bent knees.  “Maybe, you wouldn’t mind paying, Ria,” he whispered. His thumb stroked a coaxing circle against the skin of her throat.

“I can’t.” Arousal hummed through her, making her body heated and slow. She wanted to touch him. Wanted to feel his skin against hers and that was so wrong.

“I think you can.” His head lowered towards her. God, would he kiss her? Could she let him? “I think you can do whatever you want.”

She couldn’t believe that sensual, wicked promise. This wasn’t about sex, she reminded herself. This was about her life. Her freedom. He’d come after her chopper, which meant the Fallen not only knew what MVD was up to—they had every intention of stopping it. They were on opposite sides.

“I don’t do bonds,” she whispered.

His head jerked back, but there was no mistaking the harsh look in his eyes. “That’s just fine,” he growled, “because neither do I. I’m not part of this deal we’re making.”

Disappointment flooded her, making her wonder what was wrong with her. He was a Fallen angel and he wanted something from her, but what he didn’t want was a bond.

It wasn’t as if rejection was something new.

She shouldn’t have felt hurt. Shouldn’t have been imagining what it would be like to bond with this male.

“You took photos,” he repeated, standing up and moving back as if he couldn’t wait to put some space between them. Which was fine. It really was. “And I’m offering you a trade. One exit ticket from this hell your ass is stuck in—in exchange for the pics you snapped.”

“You won’t leave me here,” she said confidently.

He smiled. A slow, mean smile. “Now, darling, what makes you think that?”


Savage Bond by Anne Marsh
May 1st 2012
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Giveaway

His Dark Bond by Anne Marsh Savage Bond Anne Marsh

 

Anne would like to giveaway a set of His Dark Bond and Savage Bond to one lucky reader, print or ebook, winner’s choice. To enter leave a comment on this excerpt.

Open to all, you have until end day May 11 to enter, winner will be announced soon after.

Giveaway sponsored by: Anne Marsh


No purchase necessary to win.  You must be 18 or over to enter, void where prohibited. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. FVBR is not being compensated for this giveaway. If the winner declines to accept or fails to claim their prize within one week of the announcement, a new winner will be randomly chosen. Prize distribution is the sole responsibility of the giveaway sponsor. Fiction Vixen Book Reviews will not be held responsible for lost or misdirected prizes or for circumstances beyond our control. More information here.

Comments

  1. Christine says

    Looks like Vkhin will be as delicious as Zer! :) thanks for excerpt and giveaway!

  2. Ferishia says

    I’m totally excited to read these! I read the first book, Bond With Me, and TOTALLY loved! :)

  3. Susan W. says

    After that excerpt I’m really interested in reading this series! Thanks for the chance to win!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

  4. Michelle Wilson says

    Heck, if she won’t ask him, I will! His last words have me wanting to know if he’d make good on this threat or not. Sounds like he’s not opposed to making her squirm a little :) Thank you for the delicious little morsel.

  5. DANIELA says

    Hi
    I haven’t read any of the books in the Fallen series, but this Vkhin sounds yummy!!! I’d like to know exactly what this bond thing is!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. erinf1 says

    Thanks for the awesome excerpt and giveaway! This series just hit my radar and it’s on the top of my wishilst! They look fantastic :)

  7. DANIELA says

    Hi again
    I went to Amazon looking for this series and found out that book 1 in the seiries is not available on Kindle… what a pity… is it available in electronic format somewhere else? do I need to read it first to understand the other two?
    I live in Mexico, so I need an ebook.

      • says

        Hi! You absolutely do not need to read the first book in order to understand the second and the third– they were written to be stand-alone books. To be perfectly frank, that is because I switched publishers. The first title was published by Dorchester, who is now officially out of business; the second title was published by Kensington Brava, who picked up the series. Kensington was adamant (and I agreed) that book two should standalone and read independently on book one.

        The first title is not available on Amazon or Barnes and Noble currently because of Dorchester’s going out of business. It will be available again in June-July of this year, as soon as I officially regain rights to the title. Publishing is not always quite as romantic or fun as fallen angels ;)

  8. Debbie S says

    I haven’t yet read a fallen angel book. This excerpt makes me want to read one. Going to check them out now. Thanks for the intro.

    • says

      Ooh… then you can have loads of fun! J.R. Ward has an angel series (not sure if they’re quite “fallen”–but they’re definite bad boys); Meljean Brook has done some (Demon Blood) as has Gena Showalter (Darkest Angel). And Kensington has another bad boy angel series… Cynthia Eden’s The Fallen series (Angel of Darkness has an amazing cover). Kristina Douglas also does an interesting take on angels, as does Nalini Singh.

  9. says

    Those covers make me want to run my fingers down those sculpted backs *dreamy sighs*

    And I love reading about angel/fallen angel heroes, their inner dilemmas are always more poignant and I love that!

    • says

      Anne Cain did the first and third covers–she’s just amazing. Although, funny story… the cover for Savage Bond originally showed up sans pants. Vkhin was absolutely glorious ;) I should ask Anne if I can post that one… my agent, my editor and I all kind of swooned a bit and then decided, reluctantly, that we had to put some pants on the guy lest we send the wrong message about the book (it’s sexy, but no pants was headed right into Playgirl territory…)

  10. cindyg says

    This sounds like one hot read. Thanks for sharing the exerpt.
    Great giveaway…I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  11. Cathy M says

    Great excerpt, Anne. How do you pick your character names?

    Oh, and Daniela, I picked up a copy of Bond With Me over at OmniLit.com.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

    • says

      For the guys, I like to run through the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament, and then I tweak the names a little bit. There are some really, really wonderful names in the Old Church Slavonic version of the Bible, too. For the girls, I go to baby name sites (which also has the wonderful side benefit of making my husband panic, thinking our family might be unexpectedly increasing!).

  12. June M. says

    I have had this series on my wishlist for a little while, since seeing a couple of reviews about it. I love paranormal series and am always eager to try a new to me author. Thanks so much for the chance to win copies of these 2 books

  13. Diane Sallans says

    Hmmm …. I wonder what Vkhin could possibly want from Ria? Inquiring minds want to know!

    • says

      That is the best part about being the author. I’m in the middle of deciding right now what Nael might want from his heroine ;)

  14. Barbara Elness says

    I have the first book in this series on my TBR shelf. I guess I better read it soon because I’m getting behind. :D

  15. Stacy says

    Thank you very much for the opportunity to win these books! They sound awesome!!

  16. Mary Preston says

    I am looking forward to reading the series. It does look amazing. Thank you for the fabulous excerpt.

  17. jess says

    looks like a pretty interesting series. I’m looking forward to having a chance to read it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. says

    Great excerpt, and what a great teaser for the book, as I now really want to read it. Thanks for the giveaway, I really hope to win a set in paper :)

  19. Diane says

    I’ve read a few Fallen Angel stories lately, they seem to be becoming very popular. I wonder why? Good boy turned bad? Enjoyed the excerpt

  20. Jen B. says

    I normally don’t like angel books but the excerpt is really good. I want to know more. The little glimpse makes me wonder why Ria and Vkhin are they way they are. The fact that I am questioning motivations means these books are going on my wish list! Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Justine says

    Ooh, I wonder where the Preserves are. I know it’s a prison from the blurb, but I thought of the African savanna even though I might be very wrong about the setting.

  22. wanda flanagan says

    I love angel books fallen or not I love them all and I cannot waitto read Annes series it sounds fantastic .Thank you for this chance to win them.Have a fantastic weekend and week ahead .
    flanagan@mebtel.net

  23. Denise Z says

    Awesome excerpt and definitely intriguing synopsis. Do you want me to mention the covers – OH MY! yes you do. My fingers are itching to get hold of these and they definitely are going on the wishlist. Thank you so much for this lovely giveaway opportunity.

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

  24. Sherry Fowler says

    WOW! Looks like this is gonna be a great series! Can’t wait to dig into them!

    : D

  25. Mishy says

    OMG! How have I not heard about this series before!! The blurb has me hooked.
    [heads over to good reads to add the series to my TBR list]