In 1938 London, the vampire Edwin Carstairs attracts the attention of British Military Intelligence. A Nazi scientist known as Madame V is creating super-vampire-soldiers in Berlin and must be stopped. Edwin accepts the mission, hoping to prevent another devastating world war. But what will he and his team do when Edwin’s lost love Ophelia Jones is discovered taking an eager part in experiments that risk the very survival of human and vampire-kind alike?
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Reviews for Blood in Berlin
“It really is a unique and excellent plot. I didn’t want to stop reading and could hardly put the book (Nook) down. To sum up this book, the plot and characters are fantastic.” — Bella, To-Be-Read Reviews — 4 stars
Edwin and his fellow infiltrators first learn of Madame V’s unconventional techniques…
“You all will really enjoy what you’ll see on this particular bank of sets.” Madame V sauntered over to three televisions lined in a row, manned by two assistants. “I hope they’ve worked on the lighting as I instructed.” She lowered her voice and chuckled softly. “Candlelight alone doesn’t help with the image transmission, although it does help strike the proper mood.”
Edwin clenched his fists at her gloating. He knew what they were about to see.
“These cameras are located in the meeting hall of a nearby soldiers’ barracks where our mutual friend is enjoying her regular session with her subjects. Let’s watch and see what jolly fun she gets up to today.”
The technicians worked intensely on making images on the screens clearer and brighter, and Edwin’s suspicions were confirmed. He couldn’t take his gaze away from the screens and neither could the others. Each camera showed a different angle of an orgy of epic proportions. The hall was lit with tall, bright stage lights along with candelabra. Pale naked bodies writhed in ecstasy upon low couches and piles of black and red satin pillows. Male upon female, female upon male, male upon male… It appeared the shortage in balancing the sexes made no differences to the participants.
Then he saw her at last, his first love. Ophelia Jones—unclothed, uninhibited, unrestrained, and as always in the thick of things. Ophelia, clad only in a black leather corset, garter belt, and silk stockings, enthusiastically directed her charges into sharing their lust while slaking their thirst for blood. Hands stroked and massaged glistening flesh into play as cocks thrust wildly into cunts and anuses. Willing disciples licked come from their lips as newly created Kindred sank their fangs into yielding throats and soft groins.
Typical jack-booted thugs! Edwin noted how some soldiers enjoyed tying others to makeshift pillars and posts with leather collars and chains so they could feast freely upon the lifeforce while roughly taking carnal advantage of their lovers. Paddles and hands reddened buttocks. Dildos and whips and feathers, and all manner of sex-play, danced before the cameras, uncensored and unrehearsed.
Gasps and moans of those delirious with desire arose like a symphony from amplifier speakers. Veronique signaled for the human technicians to leave the room. She then turned up the volume and slipped a hand under her lab coat to stroke her nipples to sharp points. Dietrich groaned and shifted back and forth on his feet, hands in pockets. Klaus shifted his gaze from the screen and stole a glance at young Anna, desire for release evident. Edwin’s own stiffening cock couldn’t be denied.
About Celine Chatillon
Celine Chatillon is the alter ego of multi-published romance novelist, Cynthianna. Celine finds writing erotica a very pleasant departure from her day job as a manuscript evaluator and copy editor. She grew up watching Dark Shadows and Star Trek and reading Dracula and classic science fiction tales–along with several thousand Harlequin romance novels. Her erotic-romance tales with eXtasy Books include the Kindred Vampire series and the humorous sf/erotic series, Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures. Mojocastle Press publishes her science fiction erotica anthology Heavenly Bodies. You can read excerpts from her fiction on her web sites: http://www.celinechatillon.com/ and http://www.cynthianna.com/
Celine’s Dreams blog: http://celinesdreams.blogspot.com/
Celine’s Amazon Author (Kindle) page: http://www.amazon.com/author/celinechatillon
Also by Celine Chatillon
The Kindred Vampire Series:
Blood in Berlin
Coming Soon: The Vampire Next Door
Coming soon: The Time Surfer Series (Time Travel)
Playing with the Past
Fooling Around in the Future
Present Day Partners
Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures (Series)
The Loves of Her Life: Two of Wands (Tarot Series)
Shifting Sands (Atlantis Allure series)
A Middle Class Existence
Gifts Well Timed
Yes, Virginia, Here Comes Santa Claus
Santa’s Big Little Helper
Seven For Seduction
Interview with Holly Hewson
HH: Celine, thank you for talking with us at The Romance Studio. Your featured book is Blood in Berlin and is the third book in your Kindred vampire series. First, where did you get the idea for the series?
CC: I’ve always been a big fan of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula. I thought it hit the perfect balance between the dread and the longing we humans feel toward vampires. Growing up, I watched the soap opera Dark Shadows with my older sister a lot. I adored the vampire Barnabas Collins, played to perfection by Jonathan Frid. Barnabas was a sympathetic character–he never wanted to become a bloodsucker, but he made the most of it. I see vampires as the ultimate erotic-romance mates, as they possess super-human strength–both in and out of the bedroom!
I don’t portray vampires as evil predators but misunderstood beings who have contracted the “Kindred virus” from their vampire sires, often through sexual contact. They become immortal creatures with powers to shapeshift into flying beasts, and some possess psychic powers of mind control and thought transference. Because of their long life spans, I feel I can write about a wide variety of vampires and the world of the Kindred–past, present and future.
HH: What can you tell us about the first two books?
CC: The first two books in the Kindred series are Blood Betrayal and Blood Bond. They’re separate tales but each involve a Kindred vampire. Blood Betrayal is actually a contemporary “prequel” of sorts to my first vampire novel, The Vampire Next Door, which is re-releasing this May from eXtasy Books. In it I first established my personal interpretation of vampires, and a question of how the hero’s uncle made a deal with the villain came up, so the prequel story of Blood Betrayal was born. Vlad Drakul has an intense relationship with Sofia, a gorgeous and sexy businesswoman who craves immortality with him yet seems to have a double agenda. It’s a dark tale where Vlad has to make a choice he regrets doing in order to make the world safe for vampires. (Don’t worry–Vlad’s love life definitely gets better!)
Blood Bond is a historical story set around the turn of the 20th century. Edwin Carstairs is a young architect who is sent to England by his family to help out a distant cousin. Once there he encounters Ophelia, a beautiful prostitute with a mysterious patron known as “Hamlet” who can’t wait to meet Edwin as well. I don’t want to give the plot away, but the three lovers bond and eventually all become part of the Kindred. Blood in Berlin picks up the story of Edwin and Ophelia a few years later at the outbreak of World War II.
HH: How does Blood in Berlin continue it?
CC: At the beginning of Blood in Berlin, Edwin and Ophelia have been parted for some time. He’s wondered what has happened to his former lover, but he feels perhaps she’s stayed away because she’s never forgiven him for introducing another woman into their relationship. But even immortals get caught up with the terror of the times in which they dwell. Edwin is contacted by British Military Intelligence with some disturbing news. Ophelia has been seen with a Nazi scientist known as “Madame V”. The Brits want Edwin’s help in finding out what’s happening behind the dark walls of her laboratory in Berlin. Edwin and his company of vampires plan a break-in to confront the horrific occult activities and help the allies win the day. But will Ophelia want to leave her new playmates?
HH: What do you like best about Ophelia and why will readers like her?
CC: Free-spirited Ophelia is a woman who knows her own mind. She doesn’t let out-dated social convention tell her what to do–she does what she likes and enjoys herself immensely! But deep down she still wants to be loved and cherished. She knows that Edwin is the vampire for her.
HH: What do you like best about Edwin and why will readers love him?
CC: Edwin is basically the boy next door who’s become an immortal, sexy vampire! He’s not a wimpy, sparkly kind of vampire–he’s all man with lusts and desires which he’s not afraid to act upon. He knows what is right and what is wrong and takes charge to make things better for both human and vampire-kind. He sees the good in Ophelia, and he’s willing to risk his “life” to save her.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
CC: The first vampire novel I wrote, The Vampire Next Door, is re-releasing this May from eXtasy Books. It’s a contemporary tale of a recently-divorced woman who moves to the big city of St. Louis and finds out that her handsome neighbor living in the basement isn’t only a “night owl” but something much more. There is danger, however, for Valentine Drakul in revealing his true nature to his sexy neighbor Melynda. A psychic vampire-hunter, Leo Van Helsing, has tracked Valentine down and plans on using “Mel” to destroy all vampires. It will take Mel’s love and Val’s vampire powers to fight this threat to the Kindred.
Coming soon after The Vampire Next Door is my Time Surfer series. It’s three fast-paced tales about Shelby, Melynda’s cousin, and Quentin, the rogue 42nd century time agent who falls in love with her and invites her to surf the waves of time with him. Their adventures take them into the past, the present and far into the future, where they meet an invisible man who follows them back to Earth to discover his true love–with lots of red-hot erotic-romance action along the way!
HH: What do you enjoy most about being an author?
CC: I enjoy creating my own worlds and the beings who inhabit them. They get to play by my rules and do as they’re told–sometimes! Many times once I create a character he/she sort of takes over and tells me what he/she wants to do. I usually let them take me where they want to go. I rationalize that they know what they want and need in their life journeys after all. I’m often surprised at what they desire and act upon… My erotic-romance characters don’t share my hang-ups at all!
HH: What experience or experiences in your writing career have defined you to this point?
CC: I’ve had my share of challenges for certain. A couple of my publishers went out of business and left me wondering where to place my “babies” (my books) so they’d be safe. I’ve struggled with the question “Is all this pain worth it?” but I’ve never been able to put writing aside for very long. Once bitten by the writing bug, you can’t give up!
I’ve had a lot of good writing experiences, too. I currently situated with publishers who are happy to accept my manuscripts, and I’ve grown my business as a freelance editor and manuscript evaluator. I’m optimistic that eventually I’ll achieve some degree of commercial success and respect. At least I can say I followed my dreams–and not everyone can say that, can they?
HH: What goals have you set for yourself at this point in your career?
CC: I’m working hard to finish any and all manuscripts I’ve started and haven’t had the chance to complete yet. I’m planning on writing a few more vampire tales, and I hope to complete the “memoirs” of space pirate Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures. Brandi just won’t shut up–she wants her incredibly naughty life story told! After those goals are met, I’ll create some new ones. I have several ideas for stories set on a dark and distant world that I and my husband, fellow erotic-romance author AJ Matthews, have created. If we win the lottery perhaps I’ll be able to meet them all this year!
HH: What do you enjoy reading?
CC: I’m an ecclectic reader. If you tell me a book is worth reading, I’ll read it! I love historical, fantasy, and science fiction. I’ve started in on the Falco detective mystery series by Lindsey Davis, and I’ve enjoyed those books a lot.
HH: Where can readers find you online?
CC: Everywhere! (Just about.) My list of social media links is below. Don’t be shy to like, follow or befriend me. Please feel free to leave comments or ask me questions, too. Thank you!
Celine’s Dreams Blog: http://celinesdreams.blogspot.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/celinechatillon
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/113175714057950475376/posts
Authorgraph page: http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/cynthianna3
Tumblr blog “Loving Who” http://cynthianna.tumblr.com