Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dark Cravings by Madeline Price: At the Bar with Julian and a Giveaway

I want to say thank you to Roxanne for hosting me today on her blog :-)

Today, we are at the bar with Julian. He’s sexy, has lots of attitude and would do just about anything to have Ella at his side.


Vampire, Ella’s ex-lover and sire

FAVORITE QUORE/SCENE (this one is R rated folks…)
“After I kill the hunter, I’ll fuck you in his blood, make you lick it off my cock. You always did like it rough.”

Blood, Female O Neg

Alexander Skarsgard (I know, I know…he’s taken by Sookie. He’s just so damn sexy!)


Vampire Blood Martini—The sweet tart pomegranate flavor combined with the fresh citrus taste of blood oranges gives the cocktail a beautiful deep red color and a delicious bite. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a sugar coated slice of blood orange. I’ve also included two different ways to “decorate” your martini glass for added effect.


1.5 oz vodka
1.5 oz pomegranate juice
1.5 oz blood orange juice (1 freshly squeezed blood orange)
1 tablespoon agave syrup
1 lime wedge

Mix all ingredients in martini shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds and pour into chilled martini glass (don’t forget to dampen the rim of your glass and dip it in decorative red sugar crystals). Squeeze in lime wedge. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and sugar coated blood orange slice. Voila!

Alternate idea…instead of using red sugar crystals—try this method for a dripping blood effect.

1 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Karo Syrup
1/2 c. Water
Red Food Coloring
Candy thermometer (can be found at most grocery stores)

Combine sugar, syrup and water. Cook without stirring to hard crack stage – which is 300 degrees F. Add food coloring to desired color. Turn off heat. While the mixture is still hot, dunk the top of the cocktail glass into the mixture to create the red rim. If you need to do several glasses, keep the mixture hot so it lasts longer (instead of turning heat off, just reduce slightly).You can go anywhere from just along the very tip of the rim to part way down the glass – whichever you prefer. Flip the glass right side up to cool. The thick consistency of the mixture will cause “drips” as it hardens on the glass!

Dark Cravings
Madeline Price

As a half-breed vampire, Ella Grey’s life sucks. She does her best to pass the time killing demons and secretly admiring her Shadow Hunter partner, Micah. He’s hot, dangerous and knows it. He’d be just Ella’s type if he weren’t likely to kill her the moment she put a toe out of line.

A chance encounter with a succubus changes everything. From the second the succubus’s spell washes over them, Ella and Micah are helpless to keep their hands off one another. The sex, when it’s not leaving them on the verge of death, is earth shattering and for the first time in ages Ella is connected with someone on a level she’d feared lost forever. But a dangerous prophecy has been set into motion, and if Ella’s not careful it’ll pull her straight from Micah’s arms and into the deepest bowels of the underworld.

A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published under the title Blood Lust Rising. It has been revised and expanded for EC.

Madeline Pryce wrote her first novel when she was ten, penned with neon-pink ink in a loose-leaf binder. Captivated by romantic literature, yet intrigued by the paranormal, she continues to develop her own voice, writing the kinds of stories that inspired her as a teen. 



For a chance to win an electronic copy of DARK CRAVINGS leave a comment (be sure to include your email). I’ll randomly pick a replier within three days for each blog stop. Don’t forget to enter the grand prize (Rafflecopter link at bottom). One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift card from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.


Kimberly Mayberry said...

I so want this book!

Qwillia Rain said...

Now that's a line any woman would swoon over. LOL, very cool Madeline and I loved the recipe! Will definitely have to try it.

Madeline Pryce said...

Kimberly... check your email girl. ;-)

Qwilla... Julian does have a way with words, lol. And, this was one of my favorite recipes. The effects were super cool (if not a little complicated). Very nice for parties! Thank you for coming by. ((HUGS))

Roxanne... I'm late getting here, but I wanted to say thank you for hosting me today!!

salena said...
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salena said...

I can't wait to read this book! :) It sounds like an Amazing read! :) Thanks for the chance to win it & Happy Reading! :) Here is my email -

Madeline Pryce said...

Sale a, Thank you so much for coming by! I'm happy to hear you like the book and good luck! <3


Tamye Whitener said...

That Julian sure is a sweet fella. Offering to take care of both of Ella's appetites. :) Love the drink, especially the presentation. I would love to win a copy of this book as I would love to read it. Hint, Hint.... Thanks for this great blog.

Juliee said...

I would love to read your book it sounds amazing - love my vampires.

Madeline Pryce said...

@Tayme - Thank you for coming by! And yes, Julian is... well, he's a breed of his own.

@Juliee - I also love vampires! They are my favorite paranormal creature (aside from shapeshifters). I'm so glad you came by!! And, good luck on winning the book :)

bn100 said...

Interesting drink

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Madeline Pryce said...

Thank you BN100 for coming by! This was a fun drink to research :D

sherry fundin said...

I think I'm getting a little tipsy.

Madeline Pryce said...

LOL Sheri!! You and me both. Who do you think had to sample all these beverages?? --->ME<---

Madeline Pryce said...

Chosen via, we've got a winner!! Selana!!! Congrats girl, you've won a copy of Dark Cravings. I've emailed you ;)

For those of you who didn't win (or are coming to the tour late) you can follow all the stops here:

If not winner is listed, that means the stop is still open.