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Livia Olteano http://liviaolteano.com Romance with a pinch of darkness Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:23:06 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 Out now! #GargoyleAddiction http://liviaolteano.com/2013/07/out-now-gargoyleaddiction http://liviaolteano.com/2013/07/out-now-gargoyleaddiction#respond Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:16:00 +0000 http://liviaolteano.com/2013/07/out-now-gargoyleaddiction

Gargoyle Addiction (Otherworlds Summons #1)

by Livia Olteano

Summonari don’t trust. Under their command, they summon any number of creatures from the Otherwolds—but never trust them outside of the summoning.
Gargoyles don’t love. Fierce descendants of dragons, they function on power and fear—never love.

Karla isn’t the happily-ever-after type of girl. No territory-hungry guy is going to stick flags all over her unclaimed grounds.
Kann’s world is death and betrayal. As Dar Primus of Haus Varis, he’s expected to follow tradition but he’s not your regular gargoyle. In fact, he’s anything but.

One fateful Friday night, Otherworlds collide. Stuck together in one world or another, Karla and Kann face everything from Awakenings and turbulent love to Festnavals and bloodthirsty scorned suitors.
If there’s one thing they can’t escape, it’s the addiction to each other. And they’ve got it bad.

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Excerpt

Chapter 1

“Karla?”
My vision swam and I giggled. My eardrums pounded worse than the music. A sea of bodies squirmed around. A wow opening night for G’s club, that much was clear. My vision though…not so much.
I sighed. “Okay, I think I’m about ready to head home. I’ll embarrass myself and trip all over these death contraptions you insist on calling shoes.”
“Oh shut up, Karla, you’re seriously hot in heels.”
Sweet as that might have been, Mike wasn’t exactly my target audience.
“Sucking up to me doesn’t take away from the pain in my feet. I really need to say goodbye to G before I pass out all over his fancy VIP booth.”
Mike snickered. “I don’t know…remember what happened with his other club after you fell asleep on his couch? You drooled all over the thing, but I mean, the place was a hit…”
I punched his arm and swayed on my feet. Okay, sudden movement—not such a good idea.
“You’re drunker than I thought you were…” Mike muttered as he steered my fabulously frowning self through wiggling bodies.
“Uhm, well, that last cocktail wasn’t my bright idea.”
He shrugged and dragged me to shore, so to speak. Whoa, the place was packed! G was hanging around with a very, very bosomy blonde. It may have been my own relative lack in the department but those things were intimidating, sort of scary actually. They looked rock-hard, almost malicious, pointing belligerently toward the sky. Maybe they were fond of a particular constellation? I’d need a belligerent-boobs specialist on that.
George watched me like a hawk, something he’d been doing ever since I’d hit puberty. With some effort, my eyes tore away from the scary twin warriors on his date’s chest.
G’s brows furrowed. “Going home already, kids?”
Jerk. I stuck out my tongue and scowled—in a mature way, of course. It made him smile with something more than simple amusement. Ah, no amount of money was too much to have that memory erased by next morning. Being tipsy would help me get away with it. Somewhat.
Mike spoke up, my usual hero. “Well, Georgie, the club looks like a hit, huh?”
“Yes, Mikey, it does,” his brother sneered.
They gave each other the famous Spalding death glare, a scary weapon they sometimes used on others but mostly one against the other. The almost palpable proof of their ‘brotherly love’ was as warm as gnawing bones. My giggle drew George’s attention back.
The blonde was staring knives, so I smiled blindingly out of a pure desire to spite her. A pair of war-cannon-boobs wouldn’t intimidate me, no matter how belligerent they looked. Her overly swollen lips twitched into something quite hard to understand. I frowned, studying the strange spasm thing going on. George snickered.
“You need to get her home, Mikey. Unless you’d like me to give you a ride, Karla?”
Oh yes, the war-cannon-breasted blonde would’ve loooved that.
“It’s Mike’s fault, so it’s his responsibility. I think he put something in my drink, no doubt planning to have his way with me when he gets me home.”
All three of us snickered, something of an inside joke that the blonde didn’t get. Hopefully she didn’t get how nervous my laugh was either. G’s eyes were signaling trouble. Time to bolt, and I was amazing at bolting if nothing else.
“Okay, bye, G. Congratulations on the grand opening.”
The kisses on both his cheeks held more affection than I would’ve normally displayed—all Mike’s fault for those extra cocktails. G’s arm snuck around my middle and lingered a little longer than necessary. His lips brushed against my ear and I almost quivered with the surprise of it. Maybe with something else too, but I wasn’t nearly drunk enough to ponder on that.
“It’s a pleasure seeing you, Karla. Always has been.”
Was the club getting hot? My skin got clammy.
“Thanks, G. Good to see you too.”
Mike gently peeled me off of his brother, his smile never wavering, and we finally made it into a cab. The chill of night air helped some but my head was still foggy. The full moon fascinated me as it hovered there in the night. It had that pinkish hue, looking like an impossibly large ball of cotton candy. Reaching for the glass of the car window seemed a sure way to touch the dusty surface of the large sky-dweller.
“Karla?”
Mike’s voice woke me from my reverie. I cuddled close to him on the cab’s backseat, suddenly feeling cold. His hand rose to play through my hair with lazy motions.
“Happy birthday, sweetheart.”
A wet, sloppy and obnoxiously loud kiss pressed into my forehead and steel arms held me prisoner. I squeaked in an attempt to squirm away.
“Did you orchestrate this whole thing just to get me drunk, and slyly creep that up on me, in my moment of weakness?”
He didn’t let go and trying to pull away seemed pointless after a while.
“Mike?”
He sighed. “Yeah?”
“Thank you.”
I blamed my sudden burst of emotion and the tremble in my voice on the liberal amounts of alcohol consumed during the night. He patted my arm as I pulled away a bit and settled my head on his shoulder. I couldn’t keep my eyes away from the full, rich moon. It made my thoughts buzz with something strange, intense and new.
“He still carries a torch, you know.”
“Hm?”
“George. He still carries a torch. His eyes take that wild glow when you’re around.”
A sigh crawled out of my chest. “Maybe it’s a virus or some STD. I hear they can get your eyes pretty glow-y, you know?”
“You’re impossible sometimes.”
“Oh, Mike, you’re sweet to think I’m that charming. I’m sure the glow was all about his war-cannon-boobed date, though.”
He laughed. Truth was, things between George and me were slightly off. They’d been so ever since I was eighteen and he had a crush on me the size of, well, the moon. Of course, at the time, I had a crush on Mike. He was the best friend though, his generous affection unwavering but brotherly. It all became clearer when Mike had his first real crush—Tommy Hobbs. Win some, lose some.
In my disorientation, I’d gone out with G a few times. He was a cool guy, sure, a looker too—in that regard very much like his brother. But he was also suffocating, stomping all over my personal space and making claims like I was some virgin territory and he was the explorer sticking bold flags all over new grounds. I’d wiggled out of dating him, but he never really got over the desire to flag my territory. There was a sturdy part of me that recoiled from the hunger in his eyes. I just had no way of saying that to his brother.
“I think he’d be good for you if you’d give him a chance,” Mike said.
You’d think years of saying ‘No, thanks!’ would get the point through. Sigh. I couldn’t do anything more than light, casual dating. G had territory-hungry eyes. He was itching to build himself a colony, expand and multiply on my grounds. It sent chills down my spine. Hell no, I couldn’t do anything but light and casual.
I wasn’t the happily-ever-after girl; I’d known that for a good while. Becoming the adorable housewife or the poster girl for mommy of the month would be someone else’s job, never mine. Considering my family history, I’d most likely die before age thirty-five. I couldn’t have kids thanks to a stupid accident from when I was ten. Sure, men drooled to flag my territory first thing when we met, it was their thing. Mike thought it had to do with my responsible aura and good karma, but my karma sucked if you asked me. I was false advertisement: my grounds were barren and the structures would implode in a couple years. Best-case scenario, the guy would fall for me…and I’d be crushed to give him the ‘good’ news. Worst-case scenario, I’d fall for him and he’d leave well before that particular confession point. Either way, it wasn’t looking like much of a plan.
I shook my head. “You know, if you’re that desperate to find him a date we can always put up some ad or something. They have places online for that, too. Plus I’d hate to see how that blonde’s lips would twitch at the news you were trying to hook me up with her sugar daddy.”

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Out now: #BlitzkriegLove + Excerpt of awesomeness :D http://liviaolteano.com/2013/06/out-now-blitzkrieglove-excerpt-of-awesomeness-d http://liviaolteano.com/2013/06/out-now-blitzkrieglove-excerpt-of-awesomeness-d#respond Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:56:00 +0000 http://liviaolteano.com/2013/06/out-now-blitzkrieglove-excerpt-of-awesomeness-d

Blitzkrieg Love (Night People #1)

  • By Livia Olteano
  • Editions: ebook
  • Published: June 24th 2013 by Crimson Romance
  • Genre: NA Contemporary / (Spicy!) Romance
  • “Don’t try to be my hero. Don’t care about me. Don’t let go.”

    Twenty-two-year-old Beatrice Stevens lives to dance. Two years ago she walked in on the picture of horror: after stabbing her mom 34 times, her father killed himself. She found his corpse still clutching at her mom’s, determined not to let go of her even in death. Now Beatrice freaks out if she’s hugged, loomed over or receives attention from daddy-type guys. Unless she’s dancing—the one thing that feeds her soul and saves her time after time.

    Anthony Gowl wants Beatrice from the moment she bumps her adorable nose into his chest. That desire turns into a burning need after he sees her dance. But he’s the overprotective type—he can’t help it, it’s part of him ever since his sister ODed seven years ago. His savior complex makes him the perfect opposite of what Beatrice needs.

    But she can’t seem to shake him. He’s both scary and exciting, even when he kneels at her feet. And the closer he gets, the more that toxic waste in her soul threatens to explode.

    ~ Goodreads

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    Excerpt:

    “Jesus freaking Christ, yes! I’m comin — ”
    I froze there. Right before me stood tall, gorgeous, and annoying Anthony Gowl. And he was grinning.
    “Is this a nightmare?” I muttered under my breath.
    “Judging by your sleepwear, more of a fantasy. But I’m awake, so I don’t know what that makes this.”
    I frowned and looked down. My sleepwear was a pair of shorts and a top. Well, not showing more skin than the costumes. “What’s wrong with my sleepwear?”
    “Not a thing. But it looks so … intimate. I like your morning look. Truly beautiful women are beautiful right when they wake up.”
    I snorted. “Whatever. You clearly know nothing of women if you think that. Now what are you doing here?”
    “Will you let me in, or are we talking on the hall?”
    I thought about it. The only other person living here was Doug, so I was sort of okay talking in the door like that. But he just looked so hopeful, like a puppy. I almost felt bad to keep him there. So I shrugged and turned around, heading for the kitchen. “I’m making coffee. Want some?”
    The door clicked closed behind him. “Sure, thanks.”
    “Sit down or whatever,” I called over my shoulder.
    Once the coffee was all done, I poured two mugs of it and brought them into the living room. He’d settled down on the couch, coat shrugged off. He wore chocolate brown pants and a lovely, crisp, white shirt. Not clean-shaven like he’d been the night before, and I sort of liked this look better. There was something about men with a maximum of three days’ growth that was incredibly sexy. I left his mug on the coffee table and walked into the bedroom, put on a pair of sweats. Sitting with him on my couch, him in a suit and me in shorts just seemed wrong on so many levels.
    “Don’t dress up on my account. I liked your earlier outfit — ”
    I held up my hand and took a few gulps of coffee. The nectar of the gods slid down my throat and made me incredibly happy. I truly woke up then, my brain getting its gears in motion.
    I sighed with delight then fixed my eyes on him. “Okay, now I’m ready to begin the day. What the hell are you doing here?”
    “I think I liked you better before the coffee. You were so soft and pliable … ”
    I squinted my eyes and took another gulp. “Start talking or I’m calling Doug to throw you out.”

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    Signed with Crimson Romance for a contemporary romance! Kyaaaaa!! http://liviaolteano.com/2013/04/signed-with-crimson-romance-for-a-contemporary-romance-kyaaaaa http://liviaolteano.com/2013/04/signed-with-crimson-romance-for-a-contemporary-romance-kyaaaaa#respond Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:10:00 +0000 http://liviaolteano.com/2013/04/signed-with-crimson-romance-for-a-contemporary-romance-kyaaaaa

    God, I’m SO loving this year! So here’s my awesome news:

    On April 1st I signed with Crimson Romance for Blitzkrieg Love, a New Adult Contemporary (hot!) Romance. The title may or may not suffer changes, but that’s what it’s called right now so I’m going with it. 😀 No, this is not a joke. Seriously, lol. I signed a contract and everything xDDD
    Totally geeking out over this,as you can imagine.

    I’m particularly in love with this story, and I’m lovingly calling it my March Baby because it was born and was given real life in March, all in March. This spring has been a whirlwind of snow(!), inspiration and good news. Did I mention I’m totally freaking out about this?

    2013 may possibly be my best year yet.

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    Liv Olteano is born – novella coming out spring 2013 with Dreamspinner Press http://liviaolteano.com/2012/11/liv-olteano-is-born-novella-coming-out-spring-2013-with-dreamspinner-press http://liviaolteano.com/2012/11/liv-olteano-is-born-novella-coming-out-spring-2013-with-dreamspinner-press#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:16:00 +0000 http://liviaolteano.com/2012/11/liv-olteano-is-born-novella-coming-out-spring-2013-with-dreamspinner-press

    I’m delighted to say I’ve signed with the awesome Dreamspinner Press for a (hot) novella that will be out March/April 2013! It’ll be published under Liv Olteano, not an entirely new pen name just a m/m dedicated spin on Livia Olteano.

    And after giving it much consideration, I still have no idea if I should or should not dedicate a special place to Liv Olteano or if she can live here at Livia Olteano’s place. What do you guys think?

    Would you like to get updates on Liv Olteano from here or from a new place?
    I decided to give Liv Olteano her own place. When the new subdomain kicks in I’ll update this post with the addy. Facebook&Twitters will remain the same 🙂

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    Sinister Seductions now on virtual tour! http://liviaolteano.com/2012/10/sinister-seductions-now-on-virtual-tour http://liviaolteano.com/2012/10/sinister-seductions-now-on-virtual-tour#respond Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:20:00 +0000 http://liviaolteano.com/2012/10/sinister-seductions-now-on-virtual-tour Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /home/x7nf3w0smhyt/public_html/liviaolteano/wp-content/plugins/wp-spamshield/wp-spamshield.php on line 2033
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    Sinister Seductions
    A Crushing Hearts Black Butterfly Anthology
    Edited by Roxanne Rhoads

    Delightfully dark tales of paranormal desires and sinister seductions grace the pages of this CHBB anthology filled with short stories and poetry from: Raven Corinn Carluk, Amanda Browning, Ann Gimpel, Roxanne Rhoads, Adam Clark, Lisa Goldman , Nathan Squiers, Selena D. Jenkins, DJ Shaw, Livia Olteano, Joseph J. Langan, and S.J. Thomas
    Werewolves, vampires, demons and more will take you on a journey of forbidden seduction luring you into lairs of devilish delights and sinister depravity.

    Indulge yourself in darkness.

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    Sinister Seductions out now! http://liviaolteano.com/2012/09/sinister-seductions-out-now http://liviaolteano.com/2012/09/sinister-seductions-out-now#respond Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:43:00 +0000 http://liviaolteano.com/2012/09/sinister-seductions-out-now I’m delighted to share the news that Sinister Seductions is out now on Amazon!

    Feast your eyes on…

    Sinister Seductions

    Raven Corinn Carluk (Author), Lisa Goldman (Author), Ann Gimpel (Author), Livia Olteano (Author), D.J. Shaw (Author), Nathan Squiers (Author), Joseph J. Langan (Author), S.J. Thomas (Author), Amanda R. Browning (Author), Roxanne Rhoads (Editor)
    Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing (September 28, 2012)

    Delightfully dark tales of paranormal desires and sinister seductions grace the pages of this CHBB anthology filled with short stories and poetry from: Raven Corinn Carluk, Amanda Browning, Ann Gimpel, Roxanne Rhoads, Adam Clarke, Lisa Goldman , Nathan Squiers, Selena D. Jenkins, DJ Shaw, Livia Olteano, Joseph J. Langan, and S.J. Thomas

    Werewolves, vampires, demons and more will take you on a journey of forbidden seduction luring you into lairs of devilish delights and sinister depravity.

    Indulge yourself in darkness.
    ~ Amazon Info

    Yeey!!

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    ‘Mistress’ by Livia Olteano will be published in the Sinister Seductions Anthology http://liviaolteano.com/2012/04/mistress-by-livia-olteano-will-be-published-in-the-sinister-seductions-anthology http://liviaolteano.com/2012/04/mistress-by-livia-olteano-will-be-published-in-the-sinister-seductions-anthology#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:09:00 +0000 http://liviaolteano.com/2012/04/mistress-by-livia-olteano-will-be-published-in-the-sinister-seductions-anthology I’ve been itching to share the good news, but I got wrapped up in putting together this writer’s website and the writer’s blog for my fabulously publishing self. Like the look of this place? Sorry, I get distracted easily after doing theme work 😀

    So, I am delighted to say the lovely Roxanne Rhoads from Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly has accepted my short story, Mistress, for the Sinister Seductions Anthology coming out in September. I hate waiting, as you very well know from all my rants on my book blog, right? But yeah, sometime in September my little story and others I’m totally dying to read will be published in this awesomesauce anthology.
    From the CHBB website:

    “Sinister Seductions is an anthology of paranormal romance stories and poetry edited by Roxanne Rhoads.

    This collection will consist of paranormal dark desires and supernaturally seductive tales of all things sinister and scary – think vampires, werewolves, demons, witches, and ghosts.

    All romantic heat levels accepted from softly romantic to hot and steamy.

    I’m looking for unique takes and edgy twists on popular paranormal characters- give me something new, dark, delicious, and sexy. I’m not looking for the common vampire meets human, bites and has sex with human and falls in love story- give me something I’m not expecting, something new and delightfully dark.”

    Oh yeah, baby, new, dark, delicious and sexy sounds just about right. I mean, that’s totally my territory 😀 I can’t wait to read the whole anthology, oooomg. Time needs to speed forward to September, seriously.

    And just look at the cover, I mean, this is like super smexy looking. Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!!

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