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Fri
Nov 25 2016 12:00pm
Excerpt

Charlotte Stein Excerpt: Frostbitten

Charlotte Stein

Frostbitten by Charlotte Stein

Maybe being a vampire won't be so bad, if it comes with two hot lovers....

Shy nurse Cora both dreads and lives for the moments she sees Zeke, an orderly at the hospital where she works. Zeke is too handsome, too compelling, too much, and seems totally unaware of Cora. But before she can bring herself to his attention, an explosion rips through the hospital Christmas party.

Zeke has noticed Cora—in fact, he's so irresistibly drawn to her that he saves her from the explosion by turning her into a vampire, much to the jealousy and resentment of his partner, Merrick. Zeke hates being a vampire, and now that she'll live, doesn't want Cora to suffer his fate. If they can both resist the overwhelming instinct to bond, joining their bodies as Cora draws her maker's blood, she might be able to return to her normal human life.

As Merrick uses every erotic trick to keep Zeke distracted from the blood passion, Cora becomes more and more drawn to both of her reluctant captors. And more and more happy to abandon her old life in exchange for an eternity with two hot immortal lovers. All she has to do is convince Merrick and Zeke that being a vampire isn't all that bad.

Get a sneak peek at Charlotte Stein's Frostbitten (available November 28, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

They had to be. Why else would anyone have done this, if not to ruin her forever? She was already halfway there, and no one had even hurt her yet. All they’d done was chain her, but she was crying anyway. She was crying in this really weird manner—one she’d never experienced before. Usually she sobbed; she was dramatic; she tore out her hair.

This was something else altogether. The tears just seemed to slide out of her eyes, without any unnecessary fuss. She didn’t call for help or scream, or any of the other things she’d imagined she would do in the event of something like this. All energy went toward one thing and one thing alone: getting out of this situation now.

[Read the full Frostbitten excerpt...]

Tue
Nov 15 2016 9:30am
Excerpt

Charlotte Stein Excerpt: Never Better

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Never Better (Dark Obsession #3) by Charlotte Stein

What if your worst nightmare was the only thing you wanted?

Lydia worries she'll never recover from a violent assault at the hands of an intruder. Therapy isn't working and her friends aren't a comfort. All she can think about is how helpless and afraid she was.

Then she meets Isaac.

He's everything she wants to be: cool, calm and controlled. Trauma doesn't seem to affect him. Emotions don't bother him. And best of all, he's prepared to teach her. He shows her how to fight. How to defend herself. How to guard her heart.

But Isaac soon finds he can't guard his heart from her. She's starting to make him see all the things he's been missing, in his closed off and far too brutal life. The only problem is:

He has a terrible secret.

And if he lets himself give in to the desire that's building between them, her world may well be torn apart again.

Get a sneak peek at Charlotte Stein's Never Better (available January 15, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

She started back down the hall—slow at first, but then someone called her name and suddenly she was picking up speed. She was almost running away, so fast she barely paid attention to where she was going or what was in her way. Her arm whacked against the outer door as she launched herself out.

Twice she stumbled over nothing on the path around the building.

And when someone loomed out of the darkness—dressed all in black just like him—she simply reacted. She lashed out with everything she had, only missing because he moved so fast. He made a bow of his body and her fist blew past him. Her kick barely grazed the material of his jeans. Then just as she was about to face plant he did something even more amazing.

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Wed
Feb 11 2015 12:45pm
Original Story

H&H Quickie #7: Charlotte Stein Presents “Elevator to Hell”

Charlotte Stein

Forbidden by Charlotte Stein

Today we are over the moon to bring you an exclusive Quickie scene from Charlotte Stein, whose latest Under the Skin novel, Forbidden, came out in January.

Last month, we asked you to offer suggestions (“prompts”) as inspiration for a short original scene, and you blew us away with a ton of great prompts.

Newsletter subscribers got the first sneak peek, but the full scene is now available all site visitors on February 13 as a special birthday treat from us to you!

Here is the prompts she chose for (with thanks to everyone who left a suggestion, because there were so many fantastic options):

  • A shared love of zombie films (by MFrampton)
  • Female boss, male secretary (by Super Wendy)
  • A naughty story found on a kindle (by lauralee1912)

Without further ado, here is Charlotte Stein's H&H Quickie, “Elevator to Hell.”

I think he believed that I would stick to the story he wanted to show me. And I should do, really. It seems so unfair to go beyond the pages of Sleeping On The Abyss, when he specifically leant his Kindle to me so I could read it. But the thing is, once I have it in my hands something just happens to me. I get all itchy on the inside and my heart starts to bang really forcefully against my ribcage. Suddenly I can barely concentrate on the book, despite how desperately I wanted to take a look.

He made it sound so good—zombies and shopping malls and men with really angry moustaches. I can never resist men with really angry moustaches, and especially not when they’ve been combined with zombies. I even told him that very thing, then braced myself for derisive laughter that never actually came.

[Read the full scene...]

Tue
Jan 21 2014 10:30am

Hot and Wanting: Taking Control of Beta Heroes

Control by Charlotte SteinToday we're pleased to welcome author Charlotte Stein to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Charlotte has several new releases, including Control (just released in paperback), and Almost Real, with Telling Tales seeing its paperback release next month. Many of Charlotte's heroes are both hot and beta, and she's here to talk about writing and loving the beta hero.

The thing I love most about writing and reading about beta heroes is the knowledge that if I met them in real life, I would more than likely like them. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I love an alpha-type hero too. Sometimes you just want Wolverine smashing up your lady business with his insane facial hair and genuinely scary muscles. But if I met Wolverine in real life, would I want to date him?

Okay, the answer is still probably yes. But the thing is, I think it’s Wolverine’s beta qualities that would actually seal the deal. You know when he’s all nice to Rogue? And all sad that he doesn’t fit in with the other X-Men? And then that time when he’s confused and naked because they did experiments on him?

I like that Wolverine. I can fully imagine myself finding him in the woods completely naked, then taking him in and soothing his troubled soul while a saxophone bleats sadly in the background. And it’s pretty much the same for most heroes I love. Even if they’re alpha, I find the real me more drawn to the things in them that could be seen as beta.

[Let's talk about betas...]