Monday, November 14, 2011

SPECIAL EVENT: Deena Remiel's TRINITY and Read for a Cure

United By Books is pleased to let the lovely Deena Remiel take over the page today for such a good and worthy cause!

Learn from the Immortals: Keep Sparks Flying in Your Relationship
At first glance, you might think Immortals have it made. They get to live forever free of disease, free of long-lasting pain, and free to roam over the earth, experiencing all there is to this great world of ours. Yeah, that sounds really great…BUT…
When you are an immortal who is married, “till death do us part” takes on an ominous tone. Since there is no death, Immortals are married FOREVER.  So how do they keep their love alive? How do they keep boredom at bay? Since neither my husband nor I are immortal, I spoke with a married couple who are- Emma and Michael D’Angelo, from my novel, Trinity.  They gave me some great advice on how to keep the spark continually igniting. I've compiled my notes and I present to you now their Immortal Couple's Advice to Long-Lasting Passion.

Suggestion Number 1: Call or text each other on the cell phone, unexpectedly, just to say hello, I love you, and maybe something a bit naughtier. Constantly change the time of the call so your partner cannot predict when it will happen. It enhances the element of surprise and the warm, happy feelings of your partner. You can also leave love notes in their pants pocket or wallet, on the toilet seat, or even in the mist on the mirror in the bathroom.

Suggestion Number 2: Take dance lessons together. There's nothing sexier than being held closely during a Latin dance. Your bodies are so close or touching in all the right spots. You won't want to stop. In fact, you'll want to dance all the way to your bedroom!

Suggestion Number 3: Make sure you have a Date Night at least twice a month. Immortals can be parents as well, and it's hard to find time to be alone together for an extended period of time. If you've got an extended family, or network of friends, use them to watch the kids. Then take turns. It saves money on babysitting. If you can, have the kids sleep over somewhere. Then you get the whole house to yourselves to do... well, whatever turns you on!

Suggestion Number 4: Don't just eat your food, play with it! There is nothing that kindles the slow burn of passion like food. Chocolate syrup and whipped cream are two staples in the D'Angelo household. It's not just for ice cream anymore! They suggest buying paint brushes so that on special Date Nights, you can do art projects on each other's bodies. Then you can "clean up" afterwards. Find out what your Immortal partner's favorite foods are and feast together. Feed each other. Taste each other's food... and each other!  
As you can see, there are many ways to keep the fires burning bright, even throughout eternity. Do you have some suggestions for Immortal couples? I'd love to add them to the list. Just comment below and I'll be sure to pass along your secrets to a long, spicy marriage.
Michael and Emma have been gracious enough to let you in on what their spicy lovin’ looks like. So, get a fan and a notepad ready…

{Steamy excerpt…

“So, can I get you a cup of coffee or something?” Emma finally asked, her voice near breathless from the deafening silence that had grown between them.
“Or something,” Michael replied, as he gathered her up in an embrace that took the rest of her breath away. His eyes hypnotized her with their deep oceans of blue and gold. And then, he kissed her. Oh so gently at first, nibbling at her bottom lip, masterfully parting her lips so he could enter and taste her. Then he slowly raised the temperature to blistering.
At first, her arms hung limply at her sides. But as his seduction deepened, she found her footing again, and her hands slid up his arms, caressing and gripping Michael’s back and shoulders. She couldn’t seem to get enough of him as she fought with his tucked-in shirt. And then, she won the battle. Touching his smooth skin, his taut muscles clenched with every brush of her fingers. He lifted her off the floor, never once breaking their kiss, and she was surprised to find herself planted on the countertop.
“Oh God, Emma, do you know what you’ve been doing to me?” he growled. “Driving me crazy, woman. That’s what.” His lips left a feverish trail from her jaw line down her neck. “I need more of you, Emma. So much more.”
Emma took his face into her hands and looked at him, his expression blurred by her own desire. She threw all caution to the wind. “My bedroom, Michael, take me there, now.” She could barely speak anymore, she could barely think. He swung her up in his arms, never taking his focus off of her, and made his way to her bedroom.
He closed the door with his foot, and proceeded to lay her on the bed. Michael stood motionless.
Unwilling to let his uncertainty ruin the moment, Emma rose to her knees and slowly unbuttoned his shirt. What she revealed was every woman’s fantasy, and yet he was here, with eyes and a body only for her. Muscles strained from the sexual tension and showed off their sculpted beauty. Emma couldn’t stop herself. She leisurely ran her hands up and down his hard stomach and chest, teasing his taut nipples.
Michael brought her face up to meet his and ravaged her mouth with a kiss so deadly Emma thought she might never recover. As he eased back, he ripped off her shirt.
Emma hadn’t worn a bra, and he’d known that all damn day. But finally, he was going to see and touch and taste what he’d been craving so desperately. I can’t believe I’m finally standing here in front of the most beautiful woman I’ve ever known. Six years! Six years I’ve dreamed of this moment. And now, she wants me, too.
“You’re so beautiful, Emma, so damn beautiful. And I’ve wanted you for so very long.” He reached out to hold her to him, skin to skin. Flames shot through his body from head to toe.
“Make love to me, Michael,” she pleaded and then, merely whispered, “I need you so much it hurts.”
No more words were necessary as he took her then and there. This was no unhurried, rainy Sunday morning kind of lovemaking. It was frantic. It was feral. It was his hands and mouth in a frenetic quest to explore every inch of her, and both of them in a heated battle to become one.
Emma’s reactive body pushed his to the brink of madness. As he reached the climax of their lovemaking, Michael groaned in ecstasy and wings sprouted from his shoulder blades; large, snowy white, iridescent wings that reached from his shoulders down to his feet.
“Oh God, no!” he moaned. He looked at Emma in utter dread and tore away from her before she could say anything. He jumped off the bed, but didn’t know where to go, so he staggered his way to the farthest, darkest corner of the room, turning his back to hide his humiliation… 

For more steamy, immortal romance go to and purchase your copy of Trinity today.

**NEWS ALERT! TRINITY has been chosen by Decadent Publishing as its READ FOR A CURE book for the month of NOVEMBER! What exactly does that mean?

 Well, for YOU, it means you can purchase a fantastic paranormal romance AND do some great charity work all with a click of a finger! For DECADENT PUBLISHING, it means that all publisher profits from the sale of TRINITY during November will be donated to the American Cancer SocietyAND, anyone who purchases TRINITY during November and emails me proof of purchase will receive Brethren Beginnings Volume 1 forFREE!(
You can purchase it here from Decadent Publishing:
Relay For Life is the flagship fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and provides funding for cancer research and programs to assist cancer patients and their families. DECADENT PUBLISHING IS A PROUD SUPPORTER!  
My Review of Trinity 
Title : Trinity (The Brethren Series)
Author: Deena Remiel
Description: One way or another, terror will reign tonight...

School teacher and single mom, Emma Livingston, has been through hell—and back so she thinks. While dealing with the night terrors and active imagination of her five-year old daughter, Hannah, she attempts to lead a normal life. That is, until the demon from those nightmares pays her a visit, too and threatens both of their lives. Desperate, she reaches out for help—and finds Michael waiting.

Michael D’Angelo is known to everyone in Prophet’s Point, Arizona as their loving elementary school principal. But to The Brethren, he is the most powerful Protector. Immortal and angelic does not mean he’s without doubts or fears, as protecting Emma and Hannah from Evil tests his ability to fight his tortured past.

As the Trinity is formed, ancient secrets are revealed and faith is tested. When a prophecy is exposed, Hannah becomes the main target and Emma wonders if a normal life will ever be possible again. Hope is like an anchor, but can a mother, her daughter, and an angel overcome an evil determined to annihilate the world?

Summary: Emma is a single mother to 5 year old Hannah who has been waking up the last six months from nightmares. At least she thought they were nightmares until Hannah told her the evil Agremon who has been trying to get her for his master, Namirha. Emma didn't believe what Hannah was telling her and then she had her own little incident. Michael is there to help her through the incident brought on by Agremon and finally shares what has been going on with Hannah. Once Michael hears this, he tells her he is an Angel. And not just any angel, but a protector. To top it off, Emma and (most especially) Hannah, are very special in the war against evil.Emma, not believing what Michael is telling her, kicks him out and cant believe she trusted him. Then another incident, brought on by Agremon, issues Michael to move in and protect her yet again, making her a believer. Soon the rest of the Brethren show up, and the training to defeat evil begins.

 My Thoughts: Deena Remiel paints the picture and you cant help but keep turning the page to see if good will triumph over evil. At one point in the book my phone rang in an intense scene, and I actually jumped. To me, I had been in that scene and Agremon was my enemy. The love and passion growing and forming between Michael and Emma had me smiling, and kept turning the page to get more. The Brethren and Hannah had me cheering out loud. At this stage i'm anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. By the end of this book, you will know......ANGELS DO EXIST.....AND EVIL BETTER WATCH OUT.


shauna said...

Deena I can't wait to read this I absolutely drool over the cover and Lindsey another great review!
Deena you may could add role playing to your list to keep a marriage spiced up...maybe even act out scenes or characters from your favorite books ;)

Deena said...

Shauna, great idea! I promote role=playing on my fan site with Brethren Strip Twister from tie to time. You should come by! It's soooo much fun! :D

shauna said...

I will be sure to do that Deena its sounds like fun!

Denise Z said...

I love this series and think the Read for a Cure is a wonderful event. Trying to think and make a list of who to gift this book to in support. Thank you for your caring participation :)