Giveaway: Danube in Candlelight by Stephanie Burkhart

Danube in Candlelight

Cover_Danube in Candlelight

by Stephanie Burkhart

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BLURB:

Morgan Duma has always known she’s different. Her eyes have unusual gold rings around her irises, a trait she’s inherited from her father. She’s faster and stronger than most. Her endurance and stamina allow her to complete tasks in a quick and efficient fashion. Since she was a little girl, she knew there was only one man for her — Adam Varga.

Morgan learned to dance in Adam’s arms. They grew up playing the piano together. Adam’s calm, soothing presence was the perfect compliment to her restless soul. Not only that, he shared her differences down to his feral eyes.

Enter Zoltan Kristos, Hungary’s Minister of Reconstruction. He shares those same golden eyes that Morgan possesses. After Zoltan carries her mother out of a blazing fire, Morgan’s life takes a turn she doesn’t expect. She discovers the reasons for her differences, and questions her very identity. Is Adam strong enough to be the man she needs him to be?

excerpt

Morgan drew in a deep breath as the knot in her shoulder tensed. Adam had a point. How could she be so self-centered, dwelling on her high-strung emotions? Perhaps it was a cover. Perhaps she couldn’t face the real issue because it mortified her. She didn’t want to think about it now. Morgan turned her head away and reached over her shoulder to massage that tension-filled knot.

“Turn around.” Adam’s voice brooked no debate. She liked a man who commanded authority. Morgan turned, and he massaged both her shoulders. Heat from his hands trailed down her back. Her core warmed. Her body relaxed, reacting instinctively and with a desire she couldn’t hide.

“Did I hit a nerve?” he asked.

“A nerve? In my neck?” She took a step backward to be closer to him.

“No. About your father. Is your real fear about what will happen to your mother once he turns her?” Adam kept his voice low and leaned close to her ear.

She closed her eyes briefly and faced her anxiety. “Yes.”

“Morgan, our fathers’ condition has a host of positive traits — heightened senses, for example, but the best trait is the healing factor.”

“I understand, Adam. That healing factor will help my mother recover from her awful injuries, but it comes with a tradeoff — she’s going to become a werewolf.”

“Is it better she become addicted to morphine? That addiction is a beast in itself. Which would you prefer she’d become? The soldiers hooked on morphine have vacant eyes, and their hands tremble for their next fix. Do you want that for your mother? Fighting something she can’t win against, or do you want her dealing with a manageable condition? Both our fathers are good men. They’ve managed it.”

Morgan pursed her lips. Adam’s tone was laced in objectivity and confidence, offering her a plausible reason for her father’s actions. Morgan didn’t want a shell of skin and bones that resembled her mother — she wanted her mother well, both emotionally and physically. Why had she been so selfish not to see that?

“It doesn’t bother you that you have these traits?”

“I’m comfortable with who I am.”

Morgan spun around, pressing the length of her body against Adam, curving her hand around the nape of his neck, and bringing his lips to hers. Their mouths met in a searing kiss full of desire. Want. Warmth. Pleasure replaced Morgan’s emotional pain, and she deepened the kiss between them by sweeping her tongue into his mouth. Adam groaned, wrapped his hands around her waist, and tugged her closer. Morgan continued the kiss, nipping his lower lip with her teeth. A blast of heat from his body washed over her like an ocean wave, sending pleasure spiraling through her. God, she had never felt so wonderful.

review2

This is the third installment in the Budapest Moon series and is the story of Adam and Morgan as they learn about their heritage. When one of them becomes a werewolf they have to learn how to live with it and the changes in their friendship.
Another great story, and in some parts this book was laugh out loud hilarious, (or at least I thought so). There were still some issues with the writing, but by this point I was so wrapped up in the story I didn’t notice too much. The author does a great job of making you feel like you are exploring Hungary and the world of the werewolves.
I give this 4 fangs, and recommend it to those who enjoy historical romance.
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Author Bio: Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD. She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. After serving 11 years in the US Army she currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate, is addicted to coffee and enjoys early morning walks. She’s also an assistant den leader for her son’s Cub Scout den and is a Boy Scout mom. She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children’s books published with 4RV Publishing.

FIND ME ON THE WEB AT:

WEBSITE:

http://www.stephanieburkhart.com

TWITTER:

http://twitter.com/StephBurkhart

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GOOD READS:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4031660.Stephanie_Burkhart

YOU TUBE CHANNEL:

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http://pinterest.com/sgburkhart/

BUY LINKS FOR DANUBE IN CANDLELIGHT:

PUBLISHER’S BUY LINK: http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com/budapest-moon-book-three-danube-in-candlelight-epub/

AMAZON KINDLE BUY LINK: http://amzn.com/B0061XJFG0

BARNES & NOBLE NOOK BUY LINK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hungarian-moon-book-three-stephanie-burkhart/1107039692?ean=2940013659148&itm=1&usri=danube%2bin%2bcandlelight

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Posted on October 22, 2014, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. The excerpt makes Morgan face reality and that is a good thing but it alludes that only 1 of them will be a werewolf while it also states that both of the Dads are already.They both are having characteristics, so I got confused why both would not become werewolves. I love the romance issue as hot, hot, hot. A gotta read to find the answers….

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt.

  3. Thanks for the review. I do enjoy reading historical romance and the excerpt sounded good so I’m looking forward to adding another book to my TBR collection 🙂

  4. Great excerpt, thank you.

  5. I enjoy the excerpts. Thanks for the chance.

  6. Interesting story

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