Taste Me

Taste Me

by Tamara Hogan

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Taste Me by Tamara Hogan

When your first lover is a sex demon, it's all downhill from there...

Coming home after a grueling year on tour, siren rock star Scarlett Fontaine needs to rest, recover, and finally get over incubus security expert Lukas Sebastiani. After one incendiary night together, Lukas moved on, and she needs to find the strength to do the same. Determined to avoid him, ignore him, and finally stop dreaming about him, Scarlett's plans go awry when her life is threatened...and the big, bad bodyguard insists on guarding her body himself.

He'll sacrifice everything for the woman he can't let himself have again...

Her siren song is his Achilles' heel, her emotions an intoxicating ambrosia he can't let himself taste again, but with a killer addicted to death energy on the loose and Scarlett's life in danger, Lukas must protect her no matter what the personal cost. By keeping her safe, he can finally start making amends-but when their long-suppressed emotions surge to the surface, Lukas learns that 'amends' are the last thing Scarlett wants.

The secret that can never be revealed...

As the killer spirals out of control, he threatens not only their lives, but to expose the secret that humanity isn't ready to learn-that they've shared their planet with paranormal creatures for thousands of years, whose origins are out of this world...

Reader note: This is a lightly revised/reissued edition of Tamara Hogan's award-winning debut novel, originally published in 2011. TASTE ME won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mystery and Suspense, was nominated for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award®, and won Prism Awards for Best Dark Paranormal, Best First Book, and Best of the Best.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158906091
Publisher: Tamara Hogan
Publication date: 08/17/2017
Series: Underbelly Chronicles , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tamara Hogan is the award-winning author of The Underbelly Chronicles paranormal romance series. An English major by education and a software developer/process engineer by trade, she recently stopped telecommuting to Silicon Valley to teach, edit, and write full-time. Tamara loathes cold and snow, but nonetheless lives near Minneapolis with her husband and two naughty cats.

Her debut, TASTE ME, won a Daphne du Maurier Award for Mystery and Suspense, was nominated for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award®, and won Prism Awards for Best Dark Paranormal, Best First Book, and Best of the Best.

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Taste Me 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
At the Subterranean Club for werewolves, a homicide occurred. Sabastiani Security Lukas Sabastiani the Incubus is very concerned as changes to the ruling Council is happening and homicides could derail the presenting of other species to the humans. Making it worse, the victim is Were Andi Woolf, daughter of the Council's biggest opposition to coming out to humanity, Krispin Woolf. However, Andi still lives barely. Meanwhile rock star Scarlett Fontaine the Siren is worn out from an extended tour with her band. However, the assault on Andi and other deadly attacks on the band and those associated with the band places her at risk; especially as the daughter of a Council member Claudette. Lukas is assigned to protect Scarlett, the female he knows owns his soul; she feels the same way about him. Neither realizes who the serpent is destroying their Eden. This is an exciting and spellbinding second chance at paranormal love urban fantasy. Readers will believe that the other species exist as sirens, incubus, weres and oh! my! seem genuine. Although the set up of the Hogan universe starts a bit slow, sub-genre fans will enjoy clubbing with Scarlett and Sebastian while wondering who the psychopath is and the motives for the killings and the attempted murders. Harriet Klausner
Lizee More than 1 year ago
Siren singer Scarlet Fontaine is more than a rock superstar, she's a member of one of the most prominent families on the Underworld Council. When she returns home to Minneapolis after a punishing year of touring, she finds that more than her body is ravaged and exhausted-emotionally she's at the end of her strength. To make matters worse, the council meant to protect the interests of the city's non-human citizens, is suddenly beset by a series of vicious attacks from an unknown assailant. When the attacks escalate to include the murder of one of the council's own, everyone's safety-Scarlett's most of all-is in jeopardy. Chosen to protect her is Lukas Sebastiani, an incubus with whom Scarlett had an unforgettable affair years before. She has never forgiven Lukas for walking away from her, but she's also never stopped loving him. As the danger grows around Scarlett and her band, Lukas can't hide the fact that he feels his own love and passion for Scarlett. While the hunt for the killer goes into high gear, Lukas is determined to keep Scarlett safe until she's out of danger, even if it means having her move in with him or spiriting her away to the Sebastiani's secluded north woods cabin where her proximity tortures him with desire. He doesn't believe for a moment he's worthy of keeping her forever, but despite their resolve, Scarlett and Lukas's love grows more passionate, and Scarlett's mind and body begin to heal under Lukas's care. But despite their growing hope for a future together and Lukas's vows of protection, the killer still manages to find Scarlett. Will Lukas reach her in time to save her? Or are his fears of being unworthy end up being real? Tamara Hogan has written a captivating novel not just for readers who love paranormal romance, but also for those who, like me, don't know the genre well. With characters as rich and emotional as those in any traditional romance, "Taste Me" will hold you from the first page. Scarlett and Lukas entice you to root for them. The members of Underworld Council will capture your sympathies as you get sucked into their world, and even the antagonist will surprise you with his rich personality. If you want a highly sensual love story and a great fantasy to boot, pick up "Taste Me." It's a wonderful read.
KatjaA More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I try out a lot of the freebies that are available for Nook, and this is one of the few that made me want to purchase more books. The characters and mythology are interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great. The only thing i found wrong was that in the beginning, the sheer number of characters was confusing. However, once you recognise everyone it becomes a great story. Well-written. Weekend-eating. Great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't know what to expect but liked it very much. I would & have recomended it. The charcters are a lot of fun, may be a little predictable in some places but when Scarlet & Lucas finally there are fireworks!!!
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Found this book hard get into. There is nothing that is capturing my interest to want to continue reading it