Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Victorian Lure by Sky Purington

The Victorian Lure
Sky Purington
Calum’s Curse Ardetha Vampyre - Book 1

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
ISBN: 1601549903
ASIN: B00654CY2W

Number of pages:  310
Word Count:          80,000 words

Book Description:

Is it true love...or is the magnetic pull just another part of the Victorian's lure?

Dakota Allerton depends on no one but herself, but then she's never needed a ghost hunter. When her dream home becomes a house of horrors that is holding her hostage, her only hope is a Scotsman who investigates the paranormal.

The supernatural is nothing Leathan Stewart can't handle. However, trapped in Dakota's cursed Victorian home, he finds himself falling back in time. Only those who persevere can survive the dark domination.

Fear has a way of drawing two people together...but so does the need to be loved. Dakota and Leathan must fight against unknown enemies, discover the secrets of Calum's Curse and defeat a vampire bent on finishing the legacy it began.

What I Liked:

Online interaction is vast becoming the way most of us communicate with people. I love stories where you are chatting with someone and the unexpected happens. Usually, it is in erotica stories. In this one, you have a creepy vampire that is up to no good. Author Sky Purington does an amazing job at setting the stage for an online chat that goes horribly wrong, to the point where the heroine, Dakota, has to reach out for paranormal help. That's when things get mighty interesting. From hunky paranormal investigators, ghosts, vampires, secrets and some wizardry, this book has it all.

What I Didn't:

Not a thing. I am excited to read the rest of the series.


This paranormal romance is the beginning of a series and I couldn't be happier with it. It has spice, a main character that kicks butt and some hunky guys to make things interesting. The onset of the book really draws you in and then slams the door. Wham. You are hooked. Dakota is a software engineer on an online chat that goes horribly wrong. No, he is not some creepy perv, but a vampire out for blood and terror. Calling in paranormal investigators, they find she can't leave the room and things get really interesting. *no spoilers*

I liked the voice of this book. Dakota practically breathes off the page and you start to care about her right away. The action is spot on. There are a few bumps in the dialogue but other than that, it is a smooth ride. The plot is twisty (yay!) and I am eager to read the second book in the series. The vampire politics, magic, creepy haunted houses and ghosts make this a great paranormal romance to keep you up at night.


The Guest Blog:

Hello all! I’m totally thrilled to be joining you here today.  A huge thanks to Erzebet’s Enchantments for having me. While my novel, The Victorian Lure, isn’t exactly considered erotica it definitely skirts the ‘holy-heck-that’s-hot’ border.
This novel dares to conquer all. With vampires, warlocks and ghost-hunters, I left no rock unturned.  I suppose it all began when I became fascinated with the paranormal. I already loved romance and sex so combining it all was a no-brainer.
So let’s start at the beginning. The Victorian Lure is the first in my Calum’s Curse Series.  So who’s Calum? Well, he was born a witch in colonial period America but long story short; he turned to dark magic and became a powerful warlock. Eventually, he got too cocky and his coven turned on him. In anger they sent three creatures of the night out into the world to destroy his descendants.
But Calum had a plan. Through the use of time-travel, he trapped the creatures in three separate houses he had built... a Victorian, Georgian and Tudor Revival.
Over a century later three paranormal investigators, Calum’s descendants, unleash the first beast in the Victorian. And though he’s only a ghost now, Calum is determined to help his young offspring, Leathan, Devin and Seth. These men are in all three Calum’s Curse books.
The Victorian Lure (Calum’s Curse: Ardetha Vampyre) is Leathan’s love story. The eldest and most knowledgeable of the three paranormal investigators, he leads. But even he could not have anticipated what the Victorian would hold within its walls. When he meets Dakota, the owner, he’s taken on a wild ride.
Here’s a little taste of the story. A moment when spooky meets sexy…
Leathan froze when a black figure caught the corner of his vision from deeper inside the room. His flashlight dimmed then snapped off without him touching it. Those in the paranormal world speculated spirits drew energy from their surroundings to manifest. He waited and watched.
He snatched Dakota from the doorway, brought her between him and the wood and brought a finger to her lips. “Quiet,” he whispered close to her ear.
“Heard you the first time,” she whispered back.
No time to wonder what she meant. Something was happening in the corner. With a protective arm around Dakota, he peered into the dark recesses of the room. Someone whispered. She trembled. He peered closer. Nothing. The temperature rose, returned to normal. Leathan stroked her shoulder reassuringly. Whatever it had been hadn’t stuck around long. While he wanted to explore the area more the feel of her long body against his drove all logical thought from his mind. Her heart pounded against his. Breath rushed from their lungs. They were caught in a heady mix of adrenaline combined with lust.
At last she spoke. “Did you see anything?”
What scent was she wearing? It smelled sweet and inviting. “Nay.” He continued stroking her shoulder, then the side of her neck. “You okay? Frightened?”
“At first,” she admitted, her body relaxed and pliant between his and the wood stack.
Without consciously realizing it, he had her sandwiched; his front nestled against hers, his renewed arousal pressed against her with interest. Spirit activity, no matter how slight, usually had him interested. Right now, nothing but the feel of her lithe body flattened against his mattered.
Leathan pressed closer, gently kissed the side of her neck, said very softly, “Does this frighten you?”
“What do you think?”
Hungry, eager, he found her mouth. Willing, her lips opened beneath his and as before, her hands came around his neck. Wedging a knee between her legs, he found her backside and lifted until he held her locked and secure, inescapably lodged between him and the woodpile. Her firm backside filled his palms perfectly. Her slender athletic thighs straddled his leg. Heat emanated from her core, and he nearly groaned. Tilting his head further, he explored her mouth, their tongues and lips in perfect unison. He could kiss her forever and never get bored.
Grinding his thigh against her, he protected her backside with his hands. The ache rose sharp and hard when he felt the heat increase between her legs, when a small whimper left her lips. All he could imagine was the moist clinging heat within her. What would she taste like? Feel like?
Her hands left his neck, bunched his sweater until she touched bare back. The light scrape of her nails made him grunt and thrust. His need was so strong and painful that he slid her down, and dropped to his knees. Unzipping her pants, he pulled them and her panties down. When he looked up her head was thrust back against the wood, eyes closed, chest rising and falling harshly, hands moving restlessly over the wood behind. She was damn hot and only lit by the small light at his hip.
Leathan wished she was naked.
Grasping her waist, he felt the taut smoothness of her backside with his fingers while grazing her curved hip bones with his thumbs. A trickle of sweat made its way down his forehead despite the frigid temperature. Carefully, feather light, he trailed the tip of his tongue around the tiny ring piercing her bellybutton.
Dakota groaned.
“You are so beautiful,” he whispered across her belly. She shivered. “Has anyone ever told you that before?” He moved his hands upward, allowed his thumbs to lightly skirt the underside of her breasts.
“Not sure,” she breathed.
As he moved his hands down over her waist once more, he peppered kisses over her smooth stomach. When he reached the area beneath, he moved slowly, savored every inch. She stopped breathing. Inhaling, he knew she was ready for him.
Sky here! Hope you enjoyed. And it gets even better. But only so much is allowed at a blog. *winks*
I love to hear from readers so be sure to visit me at my website,, to learn more about this book and those that follow.
Best Regards,

Thanks for joining us today Sky! I can't wait to read more of the series!

 Author Bio:

Best-selling author, Sky Purington lives in southern New Hampshire with her son and husband. The written word has been her obsession from the very beginning. Purington writes time-travel paranormal/fantasy romance heavily influenced by history.

From Irish Druids to Scottish Highlanders many of her novels possess strong Celtic elements. More recently, her vampire stories take the reader to medieval England and ancient Italy.

Enjoy strictly paranormal romance? Sky's latest novels follow three haunted houses in New England and the sexy ghost hunters determined to make sense of them. Make no mistake, in each and every tale told you'll travel back to another time and revisit the romanticism history holds at its heart.

Sky loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at Interested in keeping up with Sky's latest news and releases? Visit Sky's Website, to download her FREE App on iTunes and Android.


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for having me over today! Glad you enjoyed The Victorian Lure. :-)


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