Title: The House on Hundred Hill
Author: Jemima Valentino
Genre: Erotica/BDSM/Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Number of Pages-EBook
Source: Blog tour
Jessica Rylan has spent her entire life trying to fit in, despite feeling deep down that she doesn't quite belong. A slave to passions that she doesn't quite understand, she does her best to simply ignore her burgeoning sensuality. Little does Jessica realize that a seemingly chance encounter with the handsome Nate Black will turn her world upside down.All it takes is one garden party invitation to pull her into an ancient struggle, one where she must place her trust in Nate and his mysterious brother Draven to survive. As Jessica becomes seduced by the ancient and mystical world of the Nephilim, she finally begins to understand her own dark desires. Because Draven Black is searching for something... Something only Jessica can provide. (amazon)
Please help me welcome Jemima Valentio to A Buckeye Girl Reads! She's here today to share an excerpt of her novella, The House on Hundred Hill. This is an erotica novel, but the excerpt is not. I hope you enjoy it!
“You’re not human,” she said, to neither of them in particular.
Draven sighed. “No. Well, mostly not. Have you finished eating?”
She nodded and Draven glanced towards the doorway. As if silently summoned, the white haired butler entered the room and swiftly cleared away the empty plates. Jessica wondered when she’d ever eaten so much delicious food in one sitting and smiled gratefully, despite the odd feeling of being examined by his clear white eye. The old man handed her a long glass of champagne. “Thank you,” she whispered.
“Glad to see your manners are returning,” Draven said with a hint of sarcasm in his deep rich voice. “A toast!” he exclaimed, “to the lovely Lady Jessica.” The brothers raised their glasses towards her and she met them with a chink of her own.
“So,” she resumed, after taking a sip from her glass. “Are you going to tell me what’s going on here?”
Draven sat back in his chair, lit a cigarette and looked thoughtfully into his glass. “Nate and I are the last of our kind,” he spoke softly and for the first time Jessica sensed a hint of sadness in his voice. “We are the two sons of Azrael, the first fallen angel. But our mother was human, which means we are a cross-breed known as Nephilim.”
Jessica was stunned into silence as she carefully eyed the two brothers from across the table. They both kept their gaze on her, silently watching her disbelief.
“Nephilim?” she said as she gulped back the champagne and closed her eyes. “Nephilim are the stuff of bible legend.” She surprised herself with the memory of her grandmother reading Old Testament stories aloud at the Sunday dinner table. Her granny was a true creationist and Jessica laughed to herself as she studied the brothers.
“All legend is based on fact Jessica,” Draven said with a tone that immediately ceased her laughter. “Where on earth do you think the old stories came from? Imagination? Some of the stories are over three thousand years old, and believe me, however warped and unrealistic they have become over time, every single one of the old fables is at least in part, based on a truth.”
Giveaway: There will be a blog tour giveaway 2 x $25 Amazon Gift Vouchers and 5 x copies of the book in eBook format. Please leave a comment with a way to contact you-either your twitter name or an email address for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on Jemima's blog.
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