Saturday, March 3, 2012

Virtual Book Tour: Caressed by Night by Amanda J. Greene

Caressed by Night
By Amanda J Greene

Book 2 Rulers of Darkness Series


Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundreds years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian. 

Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom. 

While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.

Check out the excerpts from Caressed by Night below.

Excerpt Caressed by Night

“Are you all right?” a man asked from behind her.
      She relaxed when she realized the voice sounded nothing like her attackers; it was warm, deep, and comforting.
       Slowly turning toward the voice, relief flooded her body, her breathing began to slow, and her limbs went limp. She stumbled and prepared to meet the pavement again, but her rescuer caught her. He tenderly held her to him, supporting her. Kerstyn knew she ought to protest and shove him away, he was a stranger after all, but his touch was soothing and reassuring. She had never felt so safe and calm in her life.
      Calm was the furthest thing from her savior’s mind.
      Dimitri had heard the vampires’ thoughts as they followed the woman from Dark. He knew he had to protect her from the depraved creatures who intended to make a meal out of her. When he materialized in the alley, the weaker vampires caught his scent and fled, leaving him alone with the woman. Instead of feeling anger as he expected, an entirely different emotion settled over him.
      Lust. It was no ordinary lust, but a heart racing, blood raging, sexual yearning and it turned his body into a blazing inferno of need. Then hunger like he had never known slammed into him. It gnawed at him relentlessly as it mixed with his unmerciful lust. The torturous combination attacked both his body and his mind. He had never wanted any woman with this kind of intensity.
      His body had been dead for so long, no longer responding to sexual stimulus or blood-thirst. Thousands of years had passed since the last time he had fed. The desire and necessity for blood had abandoned him. None of that seemed to matter now. His fangs sprang free as his pants grew tighter about his throbbing shaft. This woman’s blood sang to him, beckoned him to have a taste.
      Dimitri ruthlessly fought the temptation to seize her mind and take what he wanted. The dread of not being able to pull away terrified him. Realizing what precious little control he had, he shut down his senses, driving away her intoxicating scent and the warmth of her soft body against his. He forced the color from his sight, only seeing in black and white with shades of gray. Though he knew he would never forget the light fragrance of her strawberry blonde hair, the feel of her in his arms, and the sapphire color of her eyes.
     He took in deep breaths and focused on the cool bite of the air. It washed over his body, rinsing away his desire leaving him as always, cold and unfeeling, like death. He was death: a true, pureblood vampire.
     “What were you running from?” he asked, his tone controlled.
     “I was being followed.”
     He peered over her head, his eyes scanning the alley. “I see no one.”
     Nausea twisted her insides as she thought of what almost happened. Thank God, this man was here. If it weren’t for him
     “Do not think about it,” he said, his arms tightening about her. “You are safe now.”
     She nodded, rubbing her cheek against his chest. He smelled absolutely wonderful, like dark spices. His voice felt like velvet brushing along her skin. She shivered and sighed in contentment.
    “Do you need help with anything?”
     His last question snapped her back into action. She stepped back, breaking the circle of his arms.
     “I need a taxi.”
     “A simple enough task,” he said with a shrug.
      She scoffed. If it were simple, she would have been half way home by now. She turned her head up intending to face him and a broad chest greeted her eyes. She was forced to take another step back in order to get a proper look at him.
     He was huge. Thick. Stacked.
     He must be close to seven feet, she thought as her eyes traveled up his torso, over his wide chest, to his face.
     Her heart stopped when their eyes met. They were a near colorless shade of blue. Like diamonds. His gaze was sharp, hard, filled with wisdom and strength. Intense. Warrior eyes. Yet, he could not be much older than her, around twenty-six. His golden hair glittered from the light of the neon signs and floated about his shoulders. His face was chiseled and impossibly perfect. His lips were full and Kerstyn wanted nothing more than to feel them against hers. Her eyes traveled back down his hard, honed body.
     She stood, rooted to the cement, captivated by the Norse god before her.
     Damn, he’s incredibly yummy.
     Dimitri forced himself to remain still while she studied him. Again, he struggled against his urges, his heart thundering from the force of the shock of desire that still echoed in his mind.
     He knew one day he would meet his mate, but he had underestimated the force of her seductiveness. He never expected she would spark such yearning deep within his soul. He wondered how Dorian had dealt with such overwhelming need when he had found his intended. Dorian had been the first and, until now, only vampire king to find his other half.
     Dimitri’s breath caught as her small, pink tongue wet her lips and her sensual thoughts invaded his mind.
     She had to go.

About the Author:

Amanda J. Greene is an erotic paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a full time university student, who works part time.

She lives in Southern California with her very supportive military husband and their sweet cocker spaniel.

For more information about her upcoming books, visit

You can also find her at:

My Review:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my goodness, and give me a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.  This book was so good, that I felt that I needed ice cream to remedy the sadness of finishing the book.   So let’s jump in on why I loved this book. 
Almost 200 years after the first book (Caressed by Moonlight), it is great to see how things have changed (beyond the obvious, of course).  To see what Dimitri saw, to know he has supernatural knowledge of what is going on, plus to see Kerstyn’s confusion and sometimes just plain stubbornness come into play, is a great treat for a cool day under a blanket. 
Kerstyn as a character was amazing.  She is strong willed, capable, and doesn’t allow for things that should really depress her to get her down too much.  Her curiosity gets a lot of answers about the vampires, and the supernatural world, though you are still left asking questions. 
Poor Dimitri, through almost the entire book, he was constantly over thinking things.  Plus, he felt guilty because he felt that he was the cause of all the problems in the world.  Now, sometimes this line of thought kept the story going, other times, it felt like he just wanted to whine.  A few times I felt like I needed to yell at him, “Put on your big boy boxers and get over it!”  But, he is such a gentleman, making a point not to pressure Kerstyn into anything.  That just makes him plain yummy!
I love, love, love how this book gives more background on vampires, and the social caste system.  It also does a great job of bringing back favorite characters from the first book (though, I will admit, since it has been so long since I read the first book, I’m going to have to re-read the first one, and then read this one.  I think I forgot stuff!), there was even some resolutions and conflicts from the first book that were brought back up. 
Another plus is the great, steamy romancing in the book.  Let me tell you, reading it at work did not do it justice, because I had to keep putting it downL.   I so learned my lesson on that!
Another great aspect of this book was the glossary at the front of the book.  It is great for reminders on what things were, and better explains some aspects of things that you might want to know better. 
Only pitfall for me in the whole novel was the errors in the book.  Names were misspelled in a couple of places; there were a lot of grammatical errors, punctuation errors, and even a few misspelled/forgotten/wrong words throughout the novel.  As long as you aren’t too English Class OCD, it shouldn’t bother you, and it really doesn’t distract from the book as long as you know how the story is going. 
Overall, this is a great book, and I’m DYING to read the third installment of this series!

And if you liked the sound of that... 
Try the first book:

Caressed by Moonlight
By Amanda J Greene

Book 1 Rulers of Darkness Series


Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.
Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.
After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire would bind them for all eternity. But treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.

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