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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ann Mayburn: Daughter of Lust

Trying to think up a title for your book is almost as hard as naming your child. You want it to draw people in, to let them know that there is something amazing waiting for them if they choose to read your book. The title should seduce the reader's imagination and make them want more. A lot to ask from a few little words, huh?

Daughter of Lust is my debut erotic paranormal romance novel with Decadent Publishing. I have to say, the title came to me fairly easily.  

I realize the very nature of the title brings to mind all kinds of racy images. Lust is a very powerful word, and it often brings to mind sinful and forbidden pleasures. The kind of pleasures and needs that you only whisper about in the dark, glad that your partner can't see your furious blush at even thinking of such things. Or maybe you haven't found the courage yet to speak such words aloud, instead keeping them safely in your mind where they never fail burn your blood.

The leading lady of the novel, Natalia, is trying to deal with the overwhelming power of lust-both blood lust and carnal passions. A peasant living in Kazan, Russia in the 1800's, she's ashamed and confused by her wicked desires. No one she knows ever talks about sex, let alone speaks of their erotic dreams. She believes that she's losing her mind as her cravings for blood and lust grow to the breaking point. 

Over the past few months, she's begun to change. Her dreams at night are filled with the press of skin, the exchange of breath, and soul wrenching need. Strange passions urge her to force the son of a local mafia lord into submission and the return of a childhood crush arouse the shadowy side of her soul. The demonic side of her essence has been slumbering, but now threatens to awaken fully and take over her life.

Natalia is about to learn that demons are very real, and the balance of Heaven and Hell hang on the threads of her love.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Daughter of Lust, please visit my website. All of the excerpts are 18+, so be ready to add some spice and heat to your day. :)


Natasha Moore said...

This story sounds great and the cover is hot! I find usually titles come to me right off the bat, or I struggle long after the manuscript is completed. Congrats on your release!

Christine Bell said...

Whoot! Sounds super sexy, can't wait until it comes out. Do you have a date?

Amy S. said...

Adding this one to my to buy list! Sounds very good!

Ann Mayburn said...

Natasha- Thanks! I'm so glad you like the title. :)

Chrisine- It's in edits atm, so hopefully I'll have a release date soon.

Amy- Thanks for the compliment! There is no bigger thrill to a writer than to have someone want to read your work. :)

Jean P said...

Sexy looking cover and the story sounds awesome. Congrats on the release.

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Paradox Sinner said...

The title of this story is definitely one that peaks my interest.