Title: Master for Tonight (Book 1 in the Master for Tonight Duo)
Author: Elaine Barris
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 10, 2013
***Due to graphic sexual content this book is intended for an audience 18 years or older***
While feeding in the slums of the city, he is interrupted by a woman. Mesmerized, he extracts his fangs from his meal and follows her home. Instantly obsessed, he watches her nightly. Nights turn to months. His desire for her becomes overwhelming. Though fearing the wrath of a vicious Maker who turned him against his will, Julian decides to give Kate the most erotic night of her life, and then walk away. Kate Collins is an average woman in her late-30’s, plagued by panic attacks. Sent home by her boss at the shelter, she prepares to have a night of relaxation…until her doorbell rings.
Julian Montfort is the most beautiful and masculine man she has ever seen. He exudes ‘maleness’ from his entire body—that certain quality some men have in their DNA that makes a woman recognize her femininity…her ‘womanness.’ That part of her that is soft, malleable, and made to accept him. Drawn to him despite his unconventional arrival, Kate must answer his question: “Can you allow yourself this indulgence? It’s just one night.”
Deeply sensual and erotic, Master for Tonight is a contemporary vampire romance which goes beyond the burning physical attraction between Julian and Kate, telling a tale of two people drawn together under incomprehensible circumstances, and their fight to be together against all odds.
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Kate and Julian's love story in Master for Tonight threw me for a loop quite a few times during their tale. At first I wasn't sure if this was going to be a book I enjoyed, mostly because we found out very little about either character before they had a full on screw-fest and that bothered me a little. Not knowing anything about someone who you jump into bed with that hard, especially when she thought he was an INTRUDER baffled me. However, as the story sorted itself out I grew to really enjoy both of these characters individually and even more together. I'll be honest I've never had a book that turned me around against my initial reaction to a story like this one did so bear with me.
Kate was a bit of a conundrum in my eyes. on one hand you have a girl with low self-esteem but a great heart. One that leads her to help out whoever she can on a daily basis and work harder than any character that I have read. She doesn't think highly of herself but to be real, who does? She is an approachable character that as a reader I could myself in her shoes. Then Julian enters the picture and does his little mind-meld thing and she is this confident, self-asserting chick that I would have loved her to become....if he didn't manipulate her mind to do make it happen. I wanted him to pull this person out of Kate not just snap his fingers and it be done.
I feel like with everything that happens along the way in this story, this side of Kate would have been revealed and she didn't need Julian to just force her to be a certain way. Do I think he would have drawn it out of her as the story progressed? Absolutely, but the instant and forced personality change wasn't necessary. The reason I say this is because through their struggle to be together I think they both found out a lot more about themselves than I thought they would starting out. They grew as a couple and as a unique person. Although they had to fight to end up together, that struggle really made being with the other worth it in the end. This story is hot and sexy but it'll also warm your heart with the love they find in each other. -My Opinion- Buy it!
He let go of her hands and cut her off, placing a finger over her lips as he rubbed her arm. “The only thing I want tonight is you. The only thing you need to know tonight is I’m going to fuck you...as I wish...for as long as I wish.” He rolled his head in a circle to stretch before looking directly back into her eyes, and added as an afterthought, “Hmm... Hurt you? Your arousal will likely hurt you excruciatingly until I allow your release.”
And as his sensual voice streaked through her, Kate’s mind shorted out like a tripped wire snapping, completely blank. Her whole body betrayed her yet again by flushing with unrestrainable heat.
“Stay as you are, Kate.” He pushed the bunched-up nightgown at her waist, down to the floor to pool at her feet. Shivering hard, she moved her hands to cover her nakedness, dropping her head to her chest, avoiding his steady gaze. Grabbing her hands, he moved them back to her sides. He lifted her chin high to face him and said, “I told you to stay as you were, Kate. You will do good to listen to me.”
His fingers pressed into her hair, curling a bit of it around her ear as he leaned in to the side of her head. His voice lowered seductively until it was a purr in her ear. “I know how to please a woman to the point her voice is hoarse from her screams of desire, her bed linens soaked, and her legs quivering for hours after I’m done.” His lips scantly apart from her ear, his voice dropping lower, he continued, “In the matter of choices, I know which sounds best to me. Do you, beautiful girl? I’ll prove I was worth the trouble of opening your door. Can you allow yourself this indulgence? It’s just one night.”
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I live in North Texas with my husband, four dogs, two cats and a hamster. This is my first venture into writing, and I hope you enjoy the book as much I enjoyed writing it.
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