Tour stop for The Touched by Midnight series by Nancy Gideon


Midnight Kiss (Touched by Midnight – Book 1)
by Nancy Gideon
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Imajinn Books
Release Date: July 12, 2015
Length: 262 Pages

“Dark and compelling, Gideon’s novel will appeal to those who enjoy the vampire novels of Anne Rice.” — Library Journal

“A colorful and hauntingly beautiful tale of otherworldly love . . . destined to become a classic!”— Affaire de Coeur

“Incredible, spellbinding reading!” — Rendezvous

Hunt or be hunted . . . A centuries old obsession stalks a noble family fighting to hide their dark secret from an ever-changing world. Sink your teeth into Nancy Gideon’s Touched by Midnight series.

A DARK CURSE

Miss Arabella Howland is content to forgo the London marriage mill to assist her father in his research, especially when it comes to his intriguing patient, Louis Radman. But it’s not long before Bella’s curiosity alerts her to the danger of her father’s work . . . and to the fact that Louis is not who or whathe seems.

A BRIGHT PROMISE

After centuries struggling with his vile existence, Louis Radman will soon be free of his affliction, thanks to his very capable physician. Unfortunately, his heart is less secure around the man’s tempting daughter. His yearning to walk in the light once more is complicated by his desire for the delightful Bella, who is as intelligent as she is fearless. But if history has taught him anything, it’s not to tempt fate.

AN UNFORGIVING PAST

Still, happiness has a price and Louis is soon reminded that mortality comes with unfortunate limitations. To protect his new bride, he must face the demons from his past who wish to pull him back into their vampiric fold.

Yet, if he’s forced to return to his midnight world, will he lose his beloved Bella forever?

EXCERPT:

“Where is your father?” Half whisper, half growl, his voice startled her. “Get him here! I need him here, now!”

“What is it? Are you all right? Is there something I—”

“Come no closer.”

Arabella gasped at the sight of him. He was so pale! In the dimness, his flesh seemed almost translucent. Lean features were drawn into taut relief, all highlight and hollow, as if ravaged by a wasting sickness. Wet hair clung sleekly to the contour of his skull. Only his eyes burned, a hot, luminescent gold. A trick of the light, surely, for in that moment, she could have sworn they blazed like coals beneath the dark slash of his brows. Then he turned his head away, denying her the sight of his misery.

“Leave me. Please. I will be fine if you leave me.”

He wouldn’t be fine. She could tell by watching his agitation. Something was dread­fully wrong and he’d come to her father for help. But Stuart Howland was not at home.

“Please,” she cried out softly. “Please tell me what I can do for you.”

For a moment there was silence. Then, the slow, hissing draw of his breath. And he came about to face her. They were quite close. He had no diffi­culty reaching out to catch her by the upper arms. His long fingers bit into tender flesh, the pressure hurtful. What kind of illness left such strength in a man’s hands, she wondered somewhat frantically, but she couldn’t move. She couldn’t complain. For he was staring down into her eyes and suddenly nothing else existed beyond the pull of his unblinking gaze. An odd lethargy spread through her as she heard him speak, his tone quiet and somehow soothing. It seemed to melt her very bones.

“What can you do for me?” he repeated, as if con­sidering the question. His arms bent until she was compelled forward, until she could feel the force of his rapid breath against her upturned face. There was no warmth to it. Nor was there any sign of weakness or distress in him. Power . . . she sensed power. It en­gulfed her, swallowing her whole.

“Arabella.”

Midnight Temptation (Touched by Midnight – Book 2)

by Nancy Gideon
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Imajinn Books
Release Date: August 14, 2015
Length: 256 Pages

Hunt or be hunted . . . A centuries old obsession stalks a noble family fighting to hide their dark secret from an ever-changing world. Sink your teeth into Nancy Gideon’s Touched by Midnight series.

A WICKED LEGACY

Terrified by her unusual strength and frightening urges, Nicole Radouix’s sheltered country life is shattered when she discovers her family’s secret— she’s the daughter of a mortal mother and vampire father. Stricken, she flees to the seductive lure of the city to discover the truth about who and what she is. But the turmoil of post-revolution Paris is no place for an innocent.

A WILD DESIRE 

Finding herself under the protection of noble ex-patriot Marchand La Valois, Nicole is pulled into deadly underworld struggles, both political and vampiric. As their passions ignite, Marchand soon realizes the lovely Nicole is more predator than prey and may be more of a threat than the unruly streets outside.

AN UNTHINKABLE DILEMMA 

Desperate to control her dark desires, Nicole accepts an offer of guidance from a hypnotic enemy, ensnaring both her and Marchand in a dangerous web of centuries’ old revenge. To escape their deadly nighttime games, Nicole must embrace her immortality. But will it cost her Marchand’s eternal love?

“A treasure trove of unearthly delights! Readers will want to induct Ms. Gideon into the vampire storyteller’s Hall of Fame!”— Romantic Times

“An extraordinary, moving and sensual tale of supernatural love powerful enough to defy death. Nancy Gideon is a bright artistic star of epic proportion in the supernatural galaxy. Five Star!”— Affaire de Coeur

A fast-paced, surprisingly believable look into a dark and mysterious world where only the greatest of loves can flourish!”— The Literary Times

EXCERPT:

And then her gaze settled far back in the shadows, upon the figure of a man in stark silhouette. She saw him jerk as if with some shock of recognition, then he took one gliding step forward to the edge of lamplight.

Reflection played an eerie game upon his face, highlighting skin so fair it seemed translucent and hollows so sharp and deep they were like caverns; a face so startling, so unnaturally beautiful she came close to stumbling in her study. Beneath an arch of black brows, eyes of an icy, luminous blue entranced her. And even as she jerked her head away, she caught the impression of his smile; serene and sinister all at once.

Nicole had never seen the Devil, but on this night, she was sure he walked abroad. And she was just as certain that he followed safely back amongst the shadows. She could feel him, an essence so powerful, it frightened her. But the moment they crossed the bridge, the sensations faded and she knew he was gone. But the fear lingered, lending a quickness to her heartbeats and an anxious panic to her mind.

Midnight Surrender (Touched by Midnight – Book 3)

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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Imajinn Books
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Length: 266 Pages

Hunt or be hunted . . . A centuries-old obsession stalks a noble family fighting to hide their dark secret from an ever-changing world. Sink your teeth into Nancy Gideon’s Touched by Midnight series.

A RECKLESS QUEST 

A savage killer stalks the dark streets of turn-of-the-century New York. To keep her father’s newspaper afloat, publisher Cassie Alexander chases the story. But what she catches is a madman’s attention.

A DARK DECEPTION

When her reclusive neighbor Louis Radcliffe rescues her from an attack, Cassie finds her vow of independence shaken by the strong attraction between them. It’s an attraction Louis denies, even as the invalid grandmother he cares for pushes to bring them together—for reasons that will break both their hearts.

AN INEVITABLE SACRIFICE

Determined to hide his secrets from her, Louis soon becomes the cornerstone of Cassie’s investigation. He can’t allow her stubbornness to place her life—and his immortal soul—in danger. But as much as he tries to keep her safe in his arms, it soon becomes evident that Cassie’s become a target. And Louis has no choice but to find out if their love is strong enough to withstand the truth . . .

“Gripping! Readers are pulled into a whirlwind while surrendering their souls!”— Gothic Journal

“Darkly sensual and suspenseful Midnight Surrender is nothing short of special! Lovers of vampire romances take notice!”— The Literary Times

“Gideon mesmerizes with this chilling tale. You’ll read it and read it again. Superb!”— Rendezvous

EXCERPT:

A FINE MIST seeped beneath the casements, spilling down to the dark bedroom floor where it massed and roiled and finally gave way to a form that looked human but was not.

Louis regarded the woman asleep upon the bed, his features dispassionate, his tone a low dangerous growl.

“You are complicating my life, Cassie Alexander.”

The blonde head tossed restlessly upon a lace-edged pillow. He went on, knowing she couldn’t hear him, at least on a conscious level.

“I don’t know what you’ve planned, but it will not succeed. I am not looking for someone to replace the woman I wed. I will not have you pushed upon me. You are not my concern.”

Cassie made a small sound and shifted beneath the covers. Her movement tugged the quilt and linen down so they tangled about her waist. The thin nightdress she wore pulled taut across full breasts, tempting his gaze to linger there, then at the demurely tied neckline. And because he was not unmoved by the sight, Louis’s mood darkened.

“You do not know what I am, foolish girl. You don’t understand the danger you’re courting. You have invited me in with all the blackness that accompanies me. Unknowingly, you’ve placed your fragile life into my hands. These hands have the blood of centuries on them. Yours could mingle there as well.”

She sighed with a quiet contentment in her dream, oblivious to his dire warning. Then her body arched against those frail bedclothes almost as if she were entertaining a lover. A single name escaped her in a husky purr.

“Louis.”

He stood for a moment, shocked by the confusion of desires her sultry plea called to. More distressing was the sudden want that rose in response.

She didn’t know what she called to. He was no man who could sink into the heaven of her embrace, to take from her kisses and savor the supple human warmth of her body. He was no lover to woo her in the way she deserved. All he was free to give her was the demon inside him. All he could share was the vileness of what he really was, drawing her into the same shadow of the damned that surrounded him.

The temptation rose, hot, swirling, unbearably enticing. So easy to excuse his weakness by saying he couldn’t help acting upon the instincts of his kind. If that was all it was, he would not be lingering still, chafing with forbidden longing. He would take from her without conscience, without care and be gone before she was aware of him.

But that wasn’t the way he wished to possess her—fleetingly, anonymously—in the night.

And because he recognized his darker motives, he resisted the pull.

Then, realizing that he was the one now courting danger, he made his figure shimmer and thin to a vaporous impression, finally collecting into a phantom fog and slipping out as silently as he’d come.

ABOUT NANCY GIDEON

Nancy Gideon is the author of over 55 novels ranging from Regencies, historicals and contemporary suspense to dark paranormal romance, with a couple of horror screenplays thrown into the mix.

​When not at the keyboard or working full time as a legal assistant in Southwest Michigan, she can be found feeding her addictions for Netflix and all things fur, feather and fin, enjoying Grammy time (usually watching The Avengers), and meeting new friends and readers through her GoodReads “Nancy Gideon by Moonlight” group. Her books can also be found under the pen names Dana Ransom, Rosalyn West and Lauren Giddings.

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