Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Promise by Kim Carmichael Release Day

The Promise
Kim Carmichael
Publisher: Hot Ink Press

Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours

Demon Dolan Ciar exists on three simple words: desire, denial, and destruction. Every

four years, he is allowed one night of earthly passion to punish a deserving female. By
the time he is finished, his victims are left as willing receptacles for demons yet to come.
Since she was four, a demon has been the only constant in Leora Desmond's life. He
taught her how to seize control, to never give up, and to take whatever she wanted. At
twenty-four, her self-centered existence is focused on one thing. She wants Dolan, and
she won't be dissuaded.

A mistake brought Dolan to Leora. A promise bound him to her. Returning once again
to ask for his freedom, he is faced with Leora demanding to be his next conquest. The
ultimate retribution would be to take from her the ultimate symbol of her selfishness.

Now, Dolan must decide if he can doom her to life in living hell or face his own set of
unearthly consequences, while Leora must choose between her pleasure and her heart.

The Promise blurs the line between good and evil, desire and love, and promises and


He tilted his head. "You look older."

She forced herself to blink and to remember her goal. "Then I assume I am at last old
enough to be a fit for a demon." She stepped forward, stopping less than a foot away from
him. The back of her throat dried out, and she swallowed.

He put his hand to his chin, his gaze taking her in. "This old song and dance. When will
you use the brains you have and leave it alone?"

His words hit her, but rather than retreating, she moved closer. The energy, the tingle, the
wafts of spice encompassed her and lured her toward him. "Never."

"You were smart last time. Why don't you release me so I can do what I came here for."
He glanced down at her and then shifted his focus beyond her. "I have needs as well."

"Tonight I am the one you came here for." The mention of his last visit stung, but she
willed herself to keep going. She ran her fingers up the buttons of his shirt. "You always
told me to take control."

He shook his head. "A lesson you learned well."

She reached up and clenched his collar in her fist. "I let you go last time, but tonight I am
the one you need."

He grabbed her wrist. "I spared you before. Never forget that."

She stared right into his eyes. No weakness was allowed tonight. "It's me, Dolan. Me, or
you can be celibate until the decade I do you the favor of dying. I don't care about your
pain." She tensed, preparing herself for his retaliation.

"I thought I taught you better than to make demands of a demon." He pressed his palm to
the side of her face.

Heat radiated through her body, sending a warning to every one of her nerve endings. "A
demon who comforts a child is a failure of a demon in my book."

His jaw tightened. "That was a mistake. An oversight."

Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and
love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys
and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep
her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in
sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.


Get to know Kim:

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?  

When I was reading something on line and thought I could do that too, and a story popped in my head.

How long did it take you to write your book?  
The original version of the story took three weeks to write.  When I was asked to expand it, it took another month to expand it.

What genre are your books? What made you choose to write in that category? 

Paranormal, Contemporary, Erotic.  It was originally a call for submission for a Halloween anthology about demons.

What was your work schedule like when you were writing?  

I have a very full time day job, so I write at night and weekends. 

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?  

I write completely out of order.  I can't stop and I don't want to.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?  

Mostly my life.  

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?  

I am on my fifth.  I love them all in different ways, but my novel, Trifecta (coming out in June) is my fantasy and my baby.
Are you currently working on another book? If so, is it part of a series or something different?

I am working on my first series.  It will be a trilogy.  The working title is The Hollywood Stardust Trilogy

What do you like to do when you're not writing?  

Shop – don't judge me.

What does your family think of your writing?  

They love it.  I have yet to meet anyone who wasn't supportive,  however anyone who wasn't supportive wouldn't be allowed around me.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned about yourself in creating your books?

I have what it takes to stick with something until the very end, then get beat up and still keep going.

Do you have any suggestions to help others become a better writer? If so, what are they?

There are a lot of people who get off on trying to bring you down.  Don’t let them, and don't get dragged into useless drama. 

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say

I do and I love it.  Mostly what the liked about the book or asking me what is coming next. 

What do you think makes a good story?

Telling the story you want.  If you love your story so will the readers.  I stopped trying to conform to a formula a long time ago. 

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?  

A rock star!!

Are you self published or do you have a publisher? If self published, what made you decide to go that route?  

I have a publisher (three in fact!)

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