Series Blitz and Author Interview: Chateau Seductions by @LisaCBooks #interview #spotlight

Series Blitz:

Chateau Seductions Series

by

Lisa Carlisle

Sept 2nd – Sept 9th

 

Darkness Rising

Part 0.5 of Chateau Seductions

 

 

Antoine Chevalier harbors a secret. Born a gargoyle shifter,

he wants nothing more than to cultivate his art. His hard work pays off the

night he completes his greatest sculpture. But the excitement of his

accomplishment doesn’t last.

He’s drawn the eye of the wrong group—a clan of

vampires. Antoine wakes into darkness, changed. Shattered. His dream of

becoming a renowned sculptor is destroyed.

One question remains—how will he ever survive an eternity of

darkness alone?

Darkness Rising is part 0.5 of the Chateau Seductions series

by USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Carlisle. Readers have requested more on

the dark and mysterious Antoine. In this short story, Antoine tells his tale, which

continues in the series with Dark Velvet. Dark Velvet is written from

Savannah’s perspective as a newcomer to an art colony who is intrigued by the

proprietor.

 

 

Only 99 cents or free for KU subscribers to read!

 

 

 

 

Dark Velvet

Chateau Seductions Part 1

 

 

Grad student Savannah Evans is thrilled to be accepted

as a resident to a prestigious art colony. Where else would she be able to

focus on her craft of writing poetry in a setting like that of the

medieval-styled castle? The remote New England island is a respite from her

hectic city life. When she meets her benefactor, a mysterious French sculptor,

her expectations for carefree days writing near the ocean are distracted by

unprofessional fantasies about her sponsor.

Antoine Chevalier built Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island

to bring purpose back to an existence that has lost meaning. He’s wandered the

earth for decades and finds solace in returning to art. When

Savannah applies for a residency, something about her words touches him.

After her arrival, a physical attraction grows between them, which he struggles

against.  She deserves more than someone of his kind.

Antoine proposes they become lovers during her stay. But the

situation turns complicated when Savannah discovers his secret. She had

suspicions about his identity, but finds the truth overwhelming. Consumed by

her desire for Antoine and faced with a tough decision, she is blind to the

danger that has arrived at DeRoche Island.

A New Adult Erotic Romance

Paranormal / gargoyle / vampire / shapeshifter

 

 

“The setting on DeRoche Island was beautiful, and felt like

it was from another time. The chemistry between Savannah and Antoine is sure to

draw the reader in as well.

Dark Velvet is the first novella in the Chateau Seduction series. I am very

excited to read Carlisle’s next installment!”

“Dark Velvet has a dark eroticism that makes you want to be

Savannah. It is a book that is a good, quick and darkly thrilling read.”

“…insanely hot chemistry between the female protagonist

Savannah & vampire Antoine.  Their intensity starts off

right away and you’re not a chapter in before it takes off like a rocket!”

“Sexy, dark, full of intrigue, art, and paranormal sexiness,

Dark Velvet has it all in one hot package!”

“An Enchanting Story, as rich and sexy as Dark Velvet 

– This is a seductive Gothic tale that will draw you in from the first

page.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Muse

Chateau Seductions Part 2

 

 

 

It takes time before Gina Meiro warms up to people and her

shyness is often misunderstood. She hasn’t had to worry about meeting new

people at a remote art colony until a new resident arrives—a rock guitarist

more suited for a billboard. Her carefree days of painting at the

medieval-styled castle on a remote New England island are shattered when she

stumbles right into his welcome gathering.

After a falling out with his band, Dante Riani wants nothing

more at Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island than solitude to work on new songs.

When a shy young painter asks to paint him at sunset, he’s tempted by the

opportunity to be alone with her.

Someone at the colony claims to know what Dante is and asks

for his help. Dante fears his plans are coming undone, especially as he grows

more drawn to Gina. Her scent and vulnerability are too difficult to resist.

But he must stay away from her—she would never understand his secret.

 

 

 

 

 

5* Review of Dark Muse from Books and Beyond Fifty Shades! –

“While it is a story about struggle, it is also about love; and doing whatever

needs to be done to be with the one you are attracted to. I really enjoyed the

dynamic between Gina and Dante. This story has the perfect amount of witty

banter, sex, and romance.”

“I absolutely Loved this second book Dark Muse. If you

love romance with a side kick of action then this is for you.”

“I love this author and I love her gargoyle stories. I can’t

wait to read more of them, so keep on writing them.”

“Fast paced story with steamy hot sex and those two

characters that promise you an amazing time.

An amazing scenery, an amazing plot and of course you get the chance to see

what’s going on in the chateau and in the characters we met in the first book

as well!”

 

 

Dark Stranger

The final part of the Chateau Seductions trilogy

Chateau Seductions Part 3

 

 

 

Wolf shifters come to Chateau seeking a missing pack member.

During an altercation, Cameron Stevens, the manager of the art colony, is

separated from the others. He ends up alone with Nadya, one of the female

shifters.

Together, in the forests of DeRoche Island, they struggle

against conflicting feelings. In addition to battling each other as well as

their mistrust, they fight a powerful, inexplicable attraction to one

another—one that leaves them irrevocably entwined.

They’re mates? Cameron can’t comprehend or accept such a

thing is possible. They’re two different species and their worlds don’t mesh.

He can’t fight the heated desire burning between them and her touch is

impossible to resist. His heart and mind aren’t on the same page where she’s

concerned. One thing is certain—Nadya is stamped on both.

Paranormal, Erotic Romance

Shifters, vampires, gargoyles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5* Review of Dark Stranger from Books and Beyond Fifty

Shades! – “I have read the first 2 books in this series and could not

wait to get my hands on this one; and I was not disappointed. The thing I love

most, is that while this is a story about paranormal creatures, you can still

relate to the trial and tribulations that they go through. You can relate to how

each character is feeling, even though you are nothing like them.”

Interview

First of all, thank you very much for taking time to answer my questions.  I’ll try not to ask for Antoine’s phone number.  🙂
Mama Reads: Your female leads tend to be not only looking for something to get them out of their creative rut but also for someone to make them believe in themselves, even if they don’t know it.  Are any of these women based on you or your friends?
Lisa Carlisle: I haven’t based my characters on me or my friends, but there are definitely aspects I can relate to in many of the heroines I write. It was easy to write about Gina’s shyness in DarkMuse as I was very shy and quiet growing up. I love how Dante encourages her to take risks and step out of her comfort zone.
Speaking of friends, the Chateau only has a few residents at a time, but they become close mates during their stay.  Do you prefer to have a small group of friends or are you more likely to want a larger crowd?
I have always been a few close friends type. I am much more comfortable in a one-on-one situation or with just a few people and tend to shut down in larger crowds.
Being so different and having a dark past is not easy on Antoine, and it takes a lot for him to open up.  Are you one to keep your feelings close to the vest or wear them on your sleeve?
I definitely keep feelings to myself and only share them with those whom I’m close to and can trust.
What made you decide to give readers what they so desperately wanted and write a story from Antoine’s POV about part of his life before the Chateau? 
When I wrote this series, I envisioned three parts and thought I was finished once Dark Stranger was published. What a thrill it was to hear from readers who wanted me to keep going with the series! Rather than going ahead, I thought it was a great opportunity to let Antoine tell his tale, which was very vivid in my mind. He hadn’t had a chance to until that point.
What are you currently working on and do you have any details you would like to share with readers?
I am back to the Highland Gargoyles series and am working through revisions of part two, which follows Knights of Stone. If you’ve read my books, you may know I’m fascinated with gargoyles. (You should see my office!) This series is so much fun as the brothers are rebellious, rock-n-roll types. And I love the conflict between the gargoyles, wolf shifters, and tree witchs on the island.
I told you I would behave, besides I’m pretty sure if I actually asked for Antoine’s number, both my husband and Savannah would kick my butt 🙂  Thanks again for taking time to answer our questions, we look forward to reading more from you soon!

 

 

 

 

USA Today bestselling author Lisa Carlisle loves stories with

dark, brooding heroes and independent heroines. She’s honored to be a

multi-published author writing in different genres since she’s wanted to be a

writer since the sixth grade. For much of her professional career, she’s

written non-fiction — but she’s discovered writing romance is the most

fun. Her romances have been named Top Picks at Night Owl Reviews and All

Romance Ebooks.

When she was younger, she worked in a variety of jobs, moving

to various countries. She was deployed to Okinawa, Japan, while in the

military; backpacked alone through Europe; and lived in Paris before returning

to the U.S. She owned a bookstore for a few years, as she loves to read. She’s

now married to a fantastic man, and they have two kids, two kittens, and too

many fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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