Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Will this be the lifetime they break the curse?

I’m so exciting to be celebrating the release of the second in the Scimitar Magi paranormal series, Forgotten in Darkness here at Inner Goddess. I love writing about hot alpha badboys and mixing in a bit of ancient Egyptian myth. 

Let me introduce you to the hero and heroine of Forgotten in Darkness: SHAY AND DAKAR

Shay’s first impression of Dakar:
     She squinted into the shadows where he’d taken up residence—big and scary-looking. The earful she planned to unleash about his abysmal greeting skills lodged itself mid-throat when another lightning burst lit him up. And she processed his full frontal.

    Oh, my. His appearance correlated with the Egyptian accent; at least, the cheekbones made sense. The power and danger radiating from him mesmerized her. All thought vacated her mind like the last sand grain whooshing to the bottom of an hourglass. Words spilled from her mouth, but she couldn’t have told a soul what she’d said.

3 Words that describe Dakar: Protective, powerful, tortured

3 Things he loves about heroine Shay: She’s smart, gutsy, and loyal.

Who would play Dakar if this was made into a movie? I had a pic of Joe Manganiello on my desktop whenever writing. He’s got the look.

Meet Heroine Shay:
Dakar’s early impression of Shay:
     His chest clamped tight. Memory of her in past lifetimes flooded his brain, inciting a hotbed of contradictory desires. He needed to kiss his way from the delicate arch of her instep to the last freckle on the bridge of her nose. He wished to wrap her tight in his arms where the heat of her body could reassure him she lived.

     And he must kill her.

     But the thought of hurting her shredded his soul. If that daemon had harmed her...Stop. Such thoughts needed to move into a dark corner. This time, this life he must strike first, before she conjured some new way to take him out of the world.

3 Words that describe Shay: Adventurous, strong, impulsive

3 things she loves about hero Dakar: He’s dominant and protective. He’s an authentic ancient Egyptian who she can ask anything; the archaeologist in her loves this.

Who would play Shay if this was made into a movie? I’m truly torn between Anna Kendrick and Isla Fisher.

Thanks for reading!


by Zoe Forward 
Series:  Scimitar Magi, Book 2
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Release Date: 1/03/14
Page Count: 356
Genre: Paranormal Romance

After an unjustified two-century stint in purgatory, Scimitar Magus Dakar returns to the human realm, renewing his eons-old curse. Once again he must murder the woman he loves. To break the vicious cycle, he must kill her before she strikes her deathblow, something he's never done in the past.

Archaeology grad student, Shay McGinnis, suffers a near-death attack in pursuit of a piece of Scimitar Magi lore.  But did the magnificent warrior who pinned her to the wall injure her or the daemon he fought?  In her search for answers, she draws the attention of both an ancient evil sorcerer and the warrior Dakar. The attraction between her and Dakar is instant, and for Shay confusing. She wants to be with him, but intuition equates him with death. Not random death. Hers. 

Will this be the lifetime they break the curse before they are murdered by an age old enemy or worse kill each other yet again?

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Shay's brain ordered her body to make a break for it, or at least let loose a scream to draw attention, but she stood there, dazed and staring. It was the throw-your-panties-off-gorgeous bad boy from her hotel room.

My God, this guy was a brick shithouse oozing don't-screw-with-me vibes. And didn't that just make her knees weak. She was so not a swooning type of girl.

Despite the warmth of the day, he wore a knee-length black leather jacket. No doubt, he was armed out the wazoo beneath it.

He subjected her to a scrutinizing once-over. A swirling black substance in his irises mesmerized her. She hadn't noticed that last night.

What was this guy? Definitely not completely human. A month ago, she would've rationalized the sludgy black substance obscuring the real color of his irises into normalcy and remained in complete denial of anything amiss.

She wondered if this guy might just be the real deal--one of those mythical, sorcerer-like immortals obligated to fight daemons for all eternity. A Scimitar Magus. Shouldn't he be a good guy? A hero figure? Why then did her intuition demand immediate evasion? For some reason, her gut equated this guy with death, but not random death. Hers.

Series:  Scimitar Magi, Book1
Publisher:  Wild Rose Press 
Publication Date:   February 18th 2013 (first published November 24th 2012)
Page Count:  366 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance

In the shadows of our world, a secret band of warriors fights to protect us. They are the last line of defense against an evil no human can stop.

An ancient nemesis has resurfaced. Duty demands that Ashor Vlahos, Scimitar Magi commander, recruit a magical healer to fortify the remaining eight magi. The gods' choice is the woman who helped him escape torture a decade ago. Ashor couldn't have imagined a better punishment for his vow-breaker homicidal incidents than for the gods to bind him irrevocably to the only woman in the universe he cannot have. The soul-searing desire she ignites in him is strictly forbidden.

Kira Hardy, M.D. is a brilliant, hardworking internal med resident with big secrets. But when Ashor asks for aid after a brutal daemon attack, she is sucked into his dangerous, secret world. Enslavement to the magi, no matter how hot they are, may be an unattractive life plan, but being targeted for death by their enemies is less tolerable.

She must trust the sexy, tormented Ashor to keep her safe while he must deny his ultimate desire and keep Kira at arm's length lest he bring destruction down on them both. As a centuries-old evil catches up to them, they face a crucial decision--follow the gods' rules or follow their hearts.

*Warning: Contains explicit sex, graphic language, action-adventure, and an exceptionally hot tatted hero.


Author Bio:

Zoe Forward lives in the South with her supportive family and an assortment of pets. She has a special love for archaeology, especially anything Egyptian. A deep part of her wishes she had a career that would have her at a dig site in a sandy country. But she is a small animal veterinarian, caring for everything from chinchillas to dogs...and there was even one hermit crab in there.

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Zoe is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:

Egyptian style necklace/earrings AND a $25 Amazon Gift card

2 runners up will receive an e-copy of FORGOTTEN IN DARKNESS.

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  1. So, what do you think of Shay & Dakar? If you want to give this series a try, for a limited time in celebration of this new release, the first in the Scimitar Magi Series, DAWN OF A DARK KNIGHT is on sale at all vendors for 0.99!

  2. Interesting characters