Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WHAT CAN BE MORE ROMANTIC THAN A STROLL UNDER A TUSCAN MOON?...


A silent swish of a cape. Then another. Two elongated shadows mirror one another as the liquid amber moon glows through a Tuscan forest. A single beam sets a stream of delicate ruby and ochre leaves ablaze, leaving the remaining, masked in velvety darkness.

The scent of a man and a woman mingle with the soft autumn breeze. Nostrils flair, igniting the creatures’ hunger. Their eyes shine with anticipation. 

It will not be long. Midnight approaches.
The couple coo like two turtledoves as the man unlaces the bodice of his beautiful new bride. Their faces shift into the moonlight…

A voice rumbles through the forest, “C-Ciassssia!”

The woman gasps.

The man jumps to his feet, brandishing a knife.

Black clouds roll over the moon as the first figure takes flight and hovers above the ground, his dark hair and cloak billowing behind him. He lands with a resounding thump. His companion soon after. 

The man attempts to stab his devilish twin, who laughs mirthlessly.

“Thou can not do me any harm, imposter.” The vampire slowly turns to look at the woman. “Hello my sweet bride.” He devours her with his eyes, then clears his throat and says, “From my grave I am forced to wander, seeking God’s long severed link. Still to love the bride I lost, and the lifeblood of her heart to drink.”

The woman shrieks.

He pulls her into his embrace. “Now that I found you again, I will never let you go!”

But will he?

What secret does Ciassia hold to save her life and the life of her husband?

Who is this mysterious vampire, longing for the love he once lost?

One can only find these answers UNDER THE TUSCAN MOON…






A debut novella by Denise Covey.


CIASSIA… the first in a collection of exquisitely written Gothic paranormal romances.

Can you not feel the passion? The longing? The desire…

I can.


Welcome all to this intriguing tale. I had the great pleasure of reading this amazing story. The lush details and mystery captivates the reader. If you love beautiful writing and intrigue, you will truly enjoy this story.

Wishing you all the best, Denise! 

Here is a bit more information to wet your appetites. 

Within the velvety Tuscan sky, a harvest moon glows like liquid amber. Mysterious shadows seep noxiously through the unsuspecting forest, preying on the vulnerable, whose blinded gaze mocks their senses. 

A man. A woman. Forever locked in a sensual embrace.

A werewolf howls…

A cloak swishes…

And, 

Alabaster flesh waits to be torn.

Timing is everything in the Danse Macabre.

On this night the nectar of revenge is at its sweetest.

Just ask Vipunin…

“Who is Vipunin?” you ask.

A tormented soul, longing to recapture the life stolen from him a century ago. His wait is finally over. His love, Ciassia, has returned and she will be by his side for eternity…

Or so he thinks. 

Through the sands of time, love, passion, and obsession is everlasting…even for the undead.

I hope you enjoyed the intro. Please drop by Denise's blog if you haven't already. Let's give her a great big CHEER! 

Congrats again, Denise.

Denise is online at her blog, Denise Covey, Café Writer, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Pinterest and Wattpad

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57 comments:

  1. When she announced it last week, I saw that you had provided the intro for her. Very cool. You know how to capture the essence of a story, Michael.

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    1. There's no one quite like Michael to capture the essence of a story, is there?

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    2. Thanks, Alex! As always, an excellent story sure will inspire me...

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  2. Beautiful introduction and congrats to Denise. Now, what secret does she possess?

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    1. Thanks L Diane. Ha, yes, secrets aplenty to unravel.

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    2. Thanks L. Diane! You'll have to read it to find out!

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  3. Congratulations, Denise!
    Such a great story, beautifully written, the Queen of settings has outdone herself!
    Michael, the King of Intros - you've done it again! What a combination! Wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Yolanda. Hasn't Michael written his usual magic?

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    2. Thanks Yolanda.... it always helps to have a marvelous story to draw from!

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  4. Ooh! A great opener. Sounds like a fantastic seasonal read.

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    1. Michael has done me proud with his wonderful intro.

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    2. Thanks Crystal... Glad you enjoyed it! It a very compelling read. You're sure to enjoy it!

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  5. I was going to say that nothing is more romantic than a stroll under the Tuscan sun. I love a good vampire story! And that excerpt really hooked me.

    Congrats, Denise!!

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    1. Thanks Chrys. Yes, that Tuscan moon has a lot to answer for!

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  6. I saw the intro too, Alex! I like the tidbits here.

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    1. Yes, HR, Michael certainly knows how to wield a golden pen!

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    2. Aw.... Thanks Denise... You're going to make me blush...

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  7. Sounds like it could rival the Twilight series...lovely post to help promote this book, Michael :)

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    1. Now that's a pretty thought! Hasn't Michael done well!

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    2. Glad you liked it! Thanks M. J.!

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  8. Congrats to Denise! I want to go there just reading this, especially today. Of course, I don't want the vampire there. What a perfect time for Denise's release.

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    1. Thanks Natalie. Yes, everyone's looking for their Halloween reads!

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  9. This is next on my reading list: after I finish Wyndyllynn.

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    1. Can't wait to hear what you think Donna!

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    2. Hi, Donna. You will love it! Hope you're enjoying Wyndylynn.

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  10. sounds mysterious and delightfully goulish. Congrats to Denise. My friend just recently also had a vampire novel published and has it on Amazon. I guess vampires are in season this October.

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    1. Hi Rasma! Thanks! I hope your friend's book does well!

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  11. The writing style is definitely gripping and I was able to see everything so clearly. I love writing like that

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    1. Thanks Jack! It was a pleasure to tap into the mind of a vampire!

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    2. Glad you are intrigued, Jack. I know you'll enjoy it...

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  12. Hi Michael! This is such a beautiful intro to my book! Thank you for the time you've taken to make it the best! You've captured the essence and communicated it with magic! Can't wait to do the same for you...in time...

    Denise

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    1. Glad you like it Denise! You know how I worry about writing for you and the WEP. I always strive to do my best to please my blogger friends.

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  13. Sounds wonderful and mysterious. Way to go with the description Michael. Way to go with the book Denise.

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    1. Thank you so much Jo. Your comment mean a lot to me!

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    1. Ooh, thank you Jo! Aren't you lovely! I hope it doesn't scare you too much!

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  15. Oh, WOW! Denise, this is fabulous! Congratulations on the debut, and I wish you much, much success with it!
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

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    1. Thanks so much Guilie! All the best to you, too, on Miracles...

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  16. Congrats to Denise! How exciting to have a new novella out! Wishing her much success. :)

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  17. Sounds like a good read for this season or any. Congratulations Denise!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  18. Awesome intro, Michael. You’ve done yourself proud, and I’m so excited for Denise! Vampires, Tuscany, and mystery are an irresistible combination.

    Congratulations to you both!

    VR Barkowski

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    1. Thanks VR for your generous comments. And Michael's intro...he's the man!

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  19. YAY Denise! Awesome intro Michael!
    You're a great duo :)

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  20. Thanks Jemi! I agree. Michael's great to work with! No one better to introduce your book!

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  21. Hi Michael, awesome intro. Infact I would say it was breathtaking. I am super eager to read the book. Love the title.
    Congrats Denise.

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    1. Thank you Rachna. If you do get to read it, let me know what you think!

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  22. Ooh, this is awesome!! Wonderful blurb as always, Michael. And the book just sounds fantastic. Congratulations to Denise!!

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    1. No one beats Michael for the blurbs, Julie, as you know. Thanks for your congrats!

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  23. You're just so darn gifted with these intros! Loved it! I have to go add Under the Tuscan Moon to my TBR now!!!! :D

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    1. He is, isn't he? Thanks for adding to your TBR list. I know how it is...

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  24. Sounds so intriguing, good work, Michael and congratulations to Denise.

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  25. OOOoooh, this one has the haunts of a romantic feast~
    Congrats Denise! Well Done Michael~

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  26. Oh,m that is so lush! Congratulations on your release, Denise!!!

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  27. Hi Denise and Michael - it's a great collaboration to introduce Denise's story to us. It seems to be distinctly ghoulish ... and so appropriate for this time of year. Good luck and cheers Hilary

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