I hosted the first book in a series and it was so much fun! I’m super happy to keep going with the series and its second story.
Beverly Hills Torture (An Erin Kingsly Novel Book 2) by by R.W Buxton released in March on the Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance genre.
A frantic middle of the night call jolts Gerry from his quiet, but lonely life, back into a world fraught with dangerous creatures of the night. Erin’s frenzied call leads Gerry across the country where he finds himself immersed in the luxuries of Beverly Hills and the seedier side of the Hollywood strip.
Sadness and longing grip him as he finds a blood-spattered room and Erin is nowhere to be found.
Alone in a strange city with nothing to go on can Gerry find and save Erin? Or is this the end of something never meant to be?
Her past has caught up with her and he’s her only hope.
With a group of trusted friends Gerry takes on the impossible and gives everything to save Erin.
Beverly Hills Torture is the second novel in the Erin Kingsly series. Be sure to check out Capital Thirst.
NOTE: The book is only $0.99.
Darkness was everywhere. Erin wasn’t even certain if her eyes were open or closed. The blackness was complete. She blinked, but it made no difference, the blackness encompassed her. She chose to leave her eyes closed and concentrated on her other senses. The air felt
cool against her skin. It smelled dank and musty. No sounds reached her ears. Total silence enveloped her.
Her arms were numb, fastened above her head with heavy clasps that scorched her wrists where they touched her skin. She could tell her arms were spread wide. Her legs were spread as well. Heavy clasps dug into the flesh of her ankles as the weight of her body pushed down against them. She formed an X pinned against something hard and unyielding. Her head was all she could move. But only side to side. Her hair hung matted across her face plastered to her skin with dried blood. Even the small effort of trying to shake her head exhausted her. There seemed to be no way to free herself.
“Where am I?” she wondered aloud. “How long have I been here?” Her voice sounded raspy and alien even to her own ears. Pain radiated down her arms and up her legs into the core of her body. The pain shattered her thoughts like splinters that flew in a million pieces. She knew the clasps that held her in place were silver. The burning and excruciating pain were enough that she knew. Why? Silver to vampires could be deadly. They only used it on the worst of her kind. When she was a newly created vampire, she heard stories of its use but knew enough to stay away from it. This was the first time she experienced its power. It wasn’t just the pain where it touched her skin. The silver felt like a poison that flowed through her body. It clouded her mind. Pain spread everywhere. Surely death would be better.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
I love a good paranormal read, something about the un-dead haunts the fringes of my mind. Mix in romance, love, loss, and you have a great story.
I voraciously read everything, fiction, and non-fiction but always find myself turning back to the darker stories. I’ve always wanted to write and the dream became a reality with Capital Thirst, and the remainder of the Erin Kingsly novels.
I spend most of my days designing and building websites, but my free time is devoted to my wife, family, and cats. Yes three grown children and three cats. Things can be hectic.
For fun you might find me driving winding roads with the top down or out photographing nature.
Is there a connection with the first book in the series?
No doubt there is a connection with the first book in the series. Although Beverly Hills Tortures picks up a year later and things have happened in the lives of Erin and Gerry, what happens in Beverly Hills Torture directly results from the actions they took in Capital Thirst. Gerry has to come face to face with how he feels about Erin and what happened in Capital thirst while Erin is held accountable for her actions.
Saying all that doesn’t prevent Beverly Hills Torture from being read as a standalone book. I fill all the necessary backstory in as you read along, so if you want to start there that’s fine.
When I wrote Capital Thirst, I intended Beverly Hills Torture to be a part of it. But the truth is it got too long. There was too much of a story to tell and with urban fantasy, who wants to read a 600-page book. So I ended Capital Thirst at a logical stopping point. It was the end of the first phase of their relationship so that made sense to me. Also, I knew there would be a significant time change between the events of what is now the first and second book so that made it a great stopping point as well.
There are some differences between the two. Capital Thirst was primarily from Erin’s point of view, while in Beverly Hills Torture the majority is from Gerry’s. Also Capital Thirst was Erin’s quest to find something, someone, to fill that void in herself. Whereas Beverly Hills Torture flips the table. It’s now Gerry who knows what he’s lost and must find it again.
FB: R.W. Buxton
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