Friday, August 16, 2013

Book Boyfriend of the Week #3

This is a meme created by Reading and Things for bloggers to talk about their book boyfriends and tease the readers with things they've said.

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Then all you have to do is:

1) Pick a book boyfriend, it can be from the book your currently reading or from one you've already read.

2) Write what kind of boyfriend he is, and if you want, say why you think that.

3) Pick a quote from his book, long or short, that proves he is the kind of boyfriend you said he is.

4) Make sure the quote, and the explanation DO NOT give away anything from the book (we want all of the twists and plot surprises to remain surprises).

5) Share it! And shout it out using the #Reading and Things.

My pick for my Book Boyfriend of the Week is Cian from the Pretty When She Dies series.
The quotes below are from the first 2 books. Pretty When She Dies, and Pretty When She Kills.
Cian is pronounces Key-Inn just fyi. He has a sexy Irish accent too!
He starts off as a bit of a jerk (he is a master vampire, and Amaliya is a new one, he is deciding if he should kill her)
I put the book info on all 3 below the teasers if you want to read about them. Oh, and I still have a giveaway on my tour stop, not a tour wide giveaway, but just this blog, so great chances of winning all 3 in series in ebook format. So hop on over and enter if you want. Click Here for that.

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Teaser #1 (Jerk)

Running down a long hallway, she saw a heavy metal door at the end. This seemed a likely exit and she pushed her body as hard as she could to make it to the door. She ran smack into Cian as he materialized in front of her.

“Shit,” she gasped.

He grabbed her upper arm firmly and hauled her back down the hall. It was obvious he was stronger and faster than she was. Going limp, she let him guide her, but knew she would bolt the second she got a chance. They were almost the same height, but he seemed to tower over her as he manhandled her back into the living room. He flung her back onto the sofa and pointed a stern finger in her face.

“Do not do that again,” he ordered. “I'm older and more powerful than you. Remember that.”

Impulsively, she kicked his ass as he turned to return to his chair and he whirled about to give her a piercing, red-flamed glare.

“Whoa,” she whispered. “Do my eyes do that?”


“That explains a lot,” she muttered, remembering Mae, Damon and Kelly Ann's looks of horror.

He sat back down, crossed his legs at his ankles and folded his hands over his stomach. “Let's talk.”

Rubbing her head again, she sank back on the sofa and curled her legs up on the seat. “Why? So you can know who I am before you kill me?”

“I didn't say I was going to kill you. I said I had killed others. You didn't wait to hear why I killed them, did you?” His Irish brogue was coming out more. It had just been a hint earlier.

Teaser #2  (Sexy/Steamy)

Cupping her face, he pulled her back from his neck again and kissed her deeply, his tongue licking the blood from her teeth and tongue, feeding from her. She gave herself up to him as he feverishly consumed her mouth and her fingers gripped his ass. His mouth traveled over her cheek to her neck where his tongue stroked along her renewed pulse and she slid one hand up into his hair as he swung them around and pinned her to the wall.

Teaser #3 (Sweet, from book 2 Pretty When She Kills)

Resting his hands against the wall just over her shoulders, he leaned toward her. His eyes were so intense she had to force herself to stare into them. Sometimes it was difficult to meet his gaze. Maybe it was his vampiric power, but whenever he looked into her eyes, she felt as though she was connected to the very core of his being, drowning in him.
“What’s the point of living forever if you have no one to share it with? What’s the point of fighting to survive against all sorts of monsters if you’re alone? Life is not worth living when you have none to love. I have lived so many different lives since the night I died. I lived for vengeance, for power, for money, for lust. When all those grew stale and empty, I tried to be human again and failed.”
Overwhelmed by the emotion in his words and the intensity of his eyes, Amaliya averted her eyes. He caught her chin, lifting it. Unsteady, she met his gaze.
“You restored me, Amaliya,” Cian said, his voice thick with his accent and emotion. “I’ll fight to protect what we have.”
The love she saw in his eyes banished all thoughts of The Summoner and his cruelty. Sliding her arms around his waist, she pressed her body against him, her mouth catching his in a searing kiss. 

Pretty When She Dies (Pretty When She Dies #1)
by Rhiannon Frater
Published November 24th 2008

Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry...

... in a new, horrific, unimaginable way...

Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature.

All the while, her creator is watching. He is ancient, he is powerful, and what's worse is that he's a necromancer. He has the power to force the dead to do his bidding. Amaliya realizes she is but a pawn in a twisted game, and her only hope for survival is to seek out one of her own kind.

But if Amaliya finds another vampire, will it mean her salvation... or her death?


Pretty When She Kills (Pretty When She Dies #2)
by Rhiannon Frater
Published September 5th 2012

Amaliya Vezorak never believed in happy endings…

When Amaliya harnessed her necromancer powers to defeat her greatest enemy, she believed she had finally found a happy ending with Cian, her lover and the master of Austin. That happiness is short-lived when the vampire ruling over San Antonio attempts a takeover of Austin in order to capture Amaliya and use her power for his own devices.

To make matters worse, Samantha, Cian’s ex-fiancée, is seeing ghosts, the untested vampire hunters of Austin are running scared as a supernatural war looms, a mysterious man is hunting Amaliya with the help of her one time lover, Pete, and Rachoń, the Summoner’s favorite progeny, appears to be out for revenge.

When Amaliya’s grandmother, a powerful medium, experiences terrible visions that reveal there is another necromancer vampire and she is crying out for help, Amaliya realizes happy endings do not come easily…


Pretty When She Destroys (Pretty When She Dies #3
by Rhiannon Frater
Publication date: August 27th 2013

Amaliya Vezorak always believed she was destined to live a failed life in obscurity until she was brutally murdered by an ancient vampire named The Summoner and reborn as a powerful vampire necromancer. Now it is up to her to save the world…


  1. Ooh! I like the sound of this series. After reading all your teasers I think I would like to meet Cian.

    My BB @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. Yeah, Cian is pretty awesome, thanks for stopping by. :) Will come see yours now.

  3. He sounds great!

    Thanks for visiting My Book Boyfriend!

    @Reading and Things

  4. I'll admit, I've avoided this series. I'm not a fan of the covers - I know that's bad but it's true. I do like the sound of the teasers you picked though! Might have to give it another look.

    Thanks for visiting My Book Boyfriend


  5. I don't like the cover for the first one at all, but the other 2 I like, but really they do not exactly fit the books, so really in this case you may want to check them out, just disregard the covers, lol. Enter the giveaway, I have for this blog for all 3, then you may win and can try them for free, lol, (low entries at this time, so who knows, lol) oh, so all that blood on her on the cover, well she really don't go around killing people, and only was covered in blood in the first book, and only once if I remember right, it really is an interesting series.

  6. OMG!! He sounds so good!! I need to meet Cian for sure!!

    Thanx for visiting my Book Boyfriend!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  7. I like how she's not afraid, even though she thinks he might kill her.

    Thanks for stopping by MY BOOK BOYFRIEND post!

  8. I agree, she is a strong female character, which I really like, she is no damsel in distress that's for sure, lol thanks for stopping by!

  9. You should meet Cian, you will love him! Thanks for stopping by!