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Thursday, 23 October 2014

REVIEW, BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - Fueled by Lust: Caelius by Celeste Prater



Fueled by Lust: Caelius
by Celeste Prater

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BLURB:


Caelius Meron strips at Heat Seekers Male Revue just so he can find his mate. So imagine his shock when he finds her in a cooking class he was forced to attend. So what’s the problem? There’s twenty-two of them according to Rhia Brennan. Undaunted by her claim that he’s too young, Caelius battles every roadblock she places. But what if one may be too difficult to ignore?

Kallon Aceso knows exactly who should own his heart, but Ulixes Dionysus doesn’t appear to want it. But is it really something else buried so deep that it may keep them apart forever?

Travel with these two Insedi as they both chase their hearts desire, only to be thwarted by misconceptions and mistakes from the past. Can they scale these insurmountable walls, or will they have to walk away and forever mourn what they could never have?

Book 5 in the Fueled By Lust Series brings back the sexy males that make your legs tremble just by saying your name.

http://www.bookstrand.com/fueled-by-lust-caelius


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EXCERPT


Gracefully, he sank to his knees and lowered until the robe stretched tightly across his legs. He laid the staff to the side and passed each hand across the top of the fire. The haunting sound of violins drifted throughout the room and instantly brought chills to her skin.

Captivated, she watched as he pulled his palms toward his body, as if cleansing himself with smoke from the flames. Broad hands rose to wooden clasps holding the robe together, and gently flipped them open one by one. Rhia caught herself leaning forward. She was enthralled, and she wasn’t the only one. He had everyone’s attention. Even the waiters stood still as statues as the mesmerizing event unfolded.

The last clasp fell away, and his long fingers began to slowly peel the material from his shoulders. Rhia couldn’t fathom how it was possible to make clothes removal an art form. This man was a master of seduction. His chest and belly teased through the parting material before the robe slipped completely off and drifted to the floor. Rhia’s breath caught in her throat. It was Caelius.

He wore nothing but a black loincloth and animal-skin moccasins covering the lower half of his muscular calves. His hair was loose and falling sensually around his shoulders, emphasizing the predator tooth gleaming between his bunching pecs. He looked like an ancient warrior spiritually preparing for an upcoming battle. The nipple ring twinkled in the light of the fire, and her mouth instantly watered. The flames danced and painted wavering shadows across his body. Every muscle he owned became deeply defined and beautiful. He was truly magnificent.


***** out of 5 (loved it)


Caelius is a young man with oodles of old-fashioned charm. It is not just because he is still learning the 'slang' but because this is who he is. And I don't have a single complaint about that, let me tell you!

Rhia is an 'older' lady who can certainly feel like time is creeping not so slowly up on her but can't resist Caelius when he wants to get to know her, simply because of how drawn she is to him.

If, for some reason, you think that reading about an older lady with a young man will make you uncomfortable then let me reassure you. You notice it at the beginning, mainly because Rhia makes a big deal about it when Caelius asks her out for a coffee (psst, love the reactions of the old ladies next to them!!). But you will soon be carried away by the story and hoping and wishing for certain things to be different. And no, I'm not going to be giving away spoilers here. Suffice it to say, I was heartbroken during one part of the book and my eyes were leaking again.

Not only do we have Caelius and Rhia's story here though but we also have the continuation of Ulixes and Kallon. My god, I wanted to bash their heads together! I felt just as exasperated as some of the other characters but was completely unprepared for the emotional whallop their story gave me. Yep, you've guessed it, my eyes were leaking during this part too so consider this fair warning!

Old friends and family (well they feel like that to me anyway!) show up at various points and I am always happy to read about them. Nothing detracts from the main storylines though, just perfect cameo additions.

This series just keeps on getting better and better and I LOVE IT!!! Highly recommended for all fans of Celeste Prater, the Fueled by Lust series and/or erotic Sci-Fi!  Absolutely fantastic! The snippet for Maxim already has me drooling and holding my breath - don't worry, Celeste, I promise to keep on breathing but I need to know more about this lady with the triple moon tattoo who knocks Maxim off his feet! 

5 star read!

Usually I write a little bit of a blurb, but for this one, I'm jumping straight in!

LOVED IT!! I'm done. Nah, not really, so here goes.

Caelius, who we met briefly in a previous book, has been on earth for 6 months and attends a cooking class, where he meets Rhia. Rhia is older, by 22 years, and fights against her attraction to Caelius with every inch of her being. BUT Caelius is not going to give up, and once he has her, he doesn't want to let go. However his neckalce doesn't react to Rhia and Caelius runs away, thinking thats whats best for them both. Rhia, though, thinks otherwise, and chases after Caelius, and gets a cor-blimey shock!

There are some twists and turns here, that I didn't quite see coming, and that made for a much more interesting read and I loved that. Caelius is a charming young man, in his own sweet way, and I want a Caelius of my own!

The age gap between the two is mentioned a lot near the beginning, but then, once the story gets going proper you don't get it again, until near the end, so don't be put off by the large gap.

AND THEN we have Kallon and Ulixes! thank the lord Prater let them give into their feelings, finally! Its not often a story can be dragged out for several books successfully (in my opinion!) but Prater pulls it off here. Ulixes broke my heart with his tale, how his past affected him, and why he felt he couldn't be loved by Kallon. broke.my.heart. TISSUES, girl, you should warn that we need tissues for this one!

Up next is Maxim. We get a little snippet right at the end, and I just know that when that book comes out, it will be my new favourite.

Every time there is a new one of these, it becomes my favourite. And that is never a bad thing, believe me! I'm sorely tempted to go back and reread these books, and I am NOT a rereader, so for me to say that, you know these are good ones for the keeping.

Celeste will be awarding a $25.00 GC to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour so click HERE to enter.



Topic: Book Covers – Why they are so important


Ahhh! It’s early in the morning. Everyone’s snoozing and you have the house all to yourself—a rare moment indeed! You stumble into the kitchen and put the coffee on. As it brews and fills your home with a rich enticing aroma, you pull out your Kindle (or Nook, etc.) and the hunt is on. You have the need for HUNK! Tap... you’re on Erotic Romance... Tap... you eyeball the paranormal, science fiction section... Hell, you got normal all day long, woman... let’s color outside the lines for bit shall we... be DARING!

What’s the first thing that’s going to catch your eye? THE COVER OF COURSE! Uh, oh! You’re running out of time! Those snoozing monsters won’t stay that way for long. Soon, they’ll all be up and demanding every second of your life. This is your moment and you’re not going to waste it breezing through the internet and finding the best reviews, full excerpts, and recommendations. Nope, you’re looking for broad shoulders, massive chests, thick biceps, and the best set of abs you’ve ever seen... To hell with the washing machine, you want a set where you could scrub your clothes on those defined ridges ALL DAY LONG and never get bored.

Oh my goodness, look at this one! The word LUST jumped out at you. You giggle because you were JUST thinking that exact thing and it was in the title... cool... it’s a sign... okay, back to your hunk... he’s got long flowing black hair and a little half-smile on his face. Your skin shivers. Geez, what would it feel like to run your fingers through that, or give it a little tug if he veers off course. His hands are behind his gorgeous body and pressing against the wall, making him so approachable. 

Mesmerizing turquoise eyes are half closed, drawing you in. You wonder what he’s trying to tell you. ‘Trust me, sweetness. You’ve dreamed of me, now I’m here’, is your greatest hope. Will he be the one that finally taps into that hidden little area in the back of your mind? You know... the one that unleashes the wanton creature that thrives for these moments? She’s not afraid to dive over that taboo wall and walk into a world where something as beautiful as this man actually exists.

Crap, the coffee’s done. Your finger hovers over the buy link and a thought leaps into your head. “Okay, Ms. Prater. You better back up this magnificent man with an awesome story, some kick-ass love, and sex scenes hot enough to make my girly parts sit up and beg for more.”

The author’s voice drifts through your mind...”Gottcha covered wild woman... go ahead and press that button.” You cringe and then... Tap. You gasp when the screen changes. “Oh, my! He’s part of a series... whoop!”

What did we learn here today? Simple. We authors have only seconds to catch your attention. Like I said when I tapped into your thoughts, you’ll get what it promises . Everyone knows that same old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Well, sometimes you have to. You have no clue what’s on the inside, and you have to trust that the author won’t mislead you when you make that commitment. That cover will become personal for you. You’ll refer back to it many times to restart your imagination when you have another rare moment to read the novel... cuz, we all know those snoozing monsters rarely sleep late.

While I have your attention, let me introduce you to the models you’ll see on the covers of the FUELED BY LUST book series. Oh, yeah, they’re real, ladies, and you can find out more about their lives. They’re all my partners on this exciting journey of bringing you a series that’s worth punching that Buy Link.

CISCO Perez portrayed Severus. He’s with a male revue club out of Orlando, Florida called Rock Hard Revue. They just recently appeared on America’s Got Talent. Find Cisco on Facebook under Cisco Male Entertainer.

DEVON Sutton is from Cleveland, Ohio and did a great job as Cato with that awesome tat. His male revue club is IronMen The Show. Find him on twitter under @devonsutton75.

The awesome Richard Jimenez, producer for Magnificent 7 Male Revue out of Los Angeles, California introduced me to Lucien’s model and a Magnificent 7 entertainer, the very sexy and intelligent AXEL. You can find them at http://magnificent7malerevue.com/

VALENTINO is an independent male entertainer and is the hunk you see on Caelius’s cover. All that hair is real ladies! You can find him on Facebook under ValentinoMx.

JASON Spears is with a nutritional company out of Texas and will be the model for Maxim’s book. He’ll knock you out with his smile. He’s in the process of getting his social media sites set up, but you can start on Instagram @jray1213.


Thanks again for having me here. Big kiss to my fans! Love you guys!
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



I was born and raised in a small town between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin. Wanting to see more than my small Texas town, I joined the Marines, which satisfied my craving to see more of the U.S. and my drive to see if I could be one of the few and the proud.

A firm believer in educating the mind, I have achieved several advanced degrees, the latest being a master’s of science.

My true love is writing erotic romance, especially about alien hunks that know how to treat their females.

Drusus, Severus, Cato, Lucien, Caelius, Maxim and many more have swirled in my dreams until I had to bring them to life and allow them to find love within the pages of the Fueled by Lust book series.

Book 1 DRUSUS was nominated as Top 5 Finalist and placed 3rd in the 2014 RWA Passionate Ink’s 9th Annual Passionate Plume Book Contest in Erotic SciFi/Fantasy Category, Book 2 SEVERUS achieved BEST BOOK review rating and won April 2014 BOOK OF THE MONTH Reader Poll at LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS, Book 3 CATO won the May/June 2014 BOOK OF THE MONTH Reader Poll at LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS. All currently released books in the series have resided made it into the Top 5 Bestseller Lists at Bookstrand.com within days of release as well as making it into the Top 10 Hottest New Releases in Erotic Science Fiction on Amazon. 



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17 comments:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Thanks you SO much for the outstanding rating and review, Merissa! I always love getting your feedback! Thanks for hosting me on your site today. Really enjoyed doing the guest post. I think I forgot to send you the direct buy link. LOL! I went into a big spiel on the post and then didn't even give it. Doh! Readers can find CAELIUS at www.bookstrand.com/fueled-by-lust-caelius THANKS! xoxoxo C.

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    1. My pleasure :) Thank you for writing such awesome books! You've already got me looking forward to the next one! lol Good luck with Caelius - not that I think you'll need it! :)

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  2. Thanks! Oh, yes. Maxim's story is done and over at the publishers as of last Monday. Lot's of mystery and some shockers. Definitely a story behind that 3 phased moon. :-D

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  3. Thank you very much for the review, you've definitely convinced me lol!!! :)

    Can't wait to get my hands on this book :P

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    1. I can absolutely guarantee that you'll love it!!! Absolutely brilliant.

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    2. Thanks for the comments and stopping by the tour today, Mel! :-)

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  4. Thank you for the review! t sounds too good to pass up.

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    1. Hey, H.B. Thanks for continuing the tour with me. Glad you enjoyed the review. I wore a big stupid grin all day long. :-D C.

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  5. giveaway entered! just need to get my hands on a copy, and i'm sure I'll love it too! debbie x

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy! :-) xoxo C.

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  6. OH MY GOODNESS! I wasn't expecting another review, so this was definitely an extremely pleasant surprise!!! You FLOORED me, Debbie! Absolutely love your take on this installment. You had me cracking up. Love your humor!!!! Sorry for not warning on the tissues. I actually cried when I was writing it. It definitely needs a warning. THANKS SO MUCH for this awesome rating/review. Glad the series made your rare 'reread' category. That one comment was like slapping a cherry on top of the 5. (big grins) :-D xoxo C.

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