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Friday, August 19, 2011

Eden Bradley/ Eve Berlin - Interview with Ever + Giveaway

SQUEEEEEE..... I am so happy today!

I am talking about one of my favorite Award winning and best-selling authors Eden Bradley/ Eve Berlin. She writes dark, edgy erotica and erotic romance for Harlequin Spice, Berkley Heat, Bantam/Delta, and Samhain Publishing, and soon for HQN.

Today on my blog we will be talking about Eden's upcoming releases, EVER: The Turning - prequel story in the Midnight Playground series and EVERSONG - book 4 in the Midnight Playground series.

Eden's Midnight Playground series (vampires) is a bit different than most vampire stories for instance, her vampires can be out in the daylight, they never sleep, and they have a heart beat. Different, YES! Wonderful, absolutely!

Her vampires also have a voracious appetite for sex in all it's wonderful ways! This would not be an Eden Bradley book without a little Kink in it! Midnight Playground is a place where both vampires and humans can quench their lust and if they are interested, seek out a companion.  

Now onto our interview with the vampire who started it all,  EVER 

Dawn - So, your author has decided to talk about you in for our Perfect Man Event. How do you feel about that?
EVER - Eden has excellent instincts. I am a vampire, flawless in every way. There is no more perfect candidate.

Dawn - Why do you think she decided you were a good candidate for our ”Perfect Man” Crown?
EVER - I’m strong, nearly invincible, beautiful beyond anything a mere mortal can imagine. And I really can stay up all night…Oh, yes, in that way, too, my dears…
Dawn - Tell us a little a little bit about your tale?
EVER - Mine is a sad story, I suppose. I have lived this existence for a thousand years. I’ve seen everything, lost even more, including the one woman I will ever love…Except that this new pair of fledgling vampires,--Deo, and even more, perhaps, his bonded mate Mercy-- fascinate me. There is something about their very youth, their innocence, despite their new immortality, that seems to chase some of the shadows away. And they are exquisite, both of them. With the fierce, sensual appetites that match my own.
Mercy is in danger, I know, from the rogue vampire who Turned her against her will. I will protect her, protect them both. And perhaps somewhere along the way they will teach me to love again…

Dawn - So now we know a little about your background, tell us how you’d make us feel like you were our Perfect Man?
EVER - Seduction is the art of the vampire. I might draw you in with my undeniable beauty, but it is my touch, my command, that will keep you with me. The perfect kiss is that lovely combination of soft lips and tongue, and a small scrape of teeth to make you shiver. My teeth will sink deeper, into your flesh, bringing ecstasy along with the pain. To drink from you is to worship you; at that moment you are my queen, yet under my rule in the very truest sense. And to combine that touch, that merging of mind and body with the hiss of the whip, the kiss of the crop, the hard slap of my hand on your naked flesh, you will be mine completely…

Dawn - (shivers -clears throat) Tell us one thing about yourself that sets you apart from the crowd?
EVER - Since we are here discussing the role of the dominant, I will address that, even though I have been known to serve on the other end of a beautifully-wielded whip.
What sets me apart as a dominant are those keenly acute senses that are particular to a vampire. The ability to tune in so completely, to feel what you feel, to know by instinct exactly what you need moments before you do yourself. And to take you beyond any ecstasy known through pure endorphins or sensual stimulation alone by way of the Seeking Kiss, that lovely drink of blood where we can share in each others’ sensations, thoughts, memories…so that every single thing either of us has experienced can come into play, to make that moment—the two of us, together—almost impossibly intimate.
There is a power in that, a level of sensation, that cannot be replicated any other way.
I must also tell you that it was I who started the Midnight Playground clubs, those delicious palaces of sensual debauchery all over Europe, the ultimate in dungeons to be found anywhere in the world. Trust me—I know exactly how to use these places.

Dawn - Is there anything you’d like to add? Or maybe tell us something about your author?
EVER - Ah, my author…Eden Bradley writes lovely, sensual smut, and proudly so, as both Eden and as Eve Berlin. Visit her websites: www.EdenBradley.com or www.EveBerlin.com for more information about her, or her books.
If you’d like to talk with her, it is easiest to find her on her group blog, the Smutketeers, a bawdy group of authors including her, of course, as well as R.G. Alexander, Crystal Jordan and Karen Erickson: www.Smutketeers.com

Dawn - Thank you so much for gracing us with your presence, EVER. It has been a great privilege to have you here.

Now let's take a peak at the series :

Prequel, EVER: THE TURNING, Midnight Playground series,  
Release Date: 09/23/2011. This is Eden’s first self-published title.
Check out the video book trailer for EVER: The Turning
Video trailer created by Saturdaybuffet

Book Four, EVERSONG, Midnight Playground series
Release Date 10/04/2011
In a realm of dangerously delicious decadence, three lost souls dare to love…

Ever, owner of London’s infamous Midnight Playground, fears the pain of his past and the weight of centuries are pushing him to the edge of insanity. Not even his favorite indulgences—sex, blood, companionship—hold his interest. And he wonders, what’s the point of immortality when life is unbearably empty?

Into the void stumbles trouble.

Kidnapped, Turned against her will then abandoned by a rogue vampire, Mercy Turned the handsome Deo in a fit of loneliness and despair. Now they stand, frightened and confused, before the Council to be punished for their unintentional crimes. Their fresh innocence, the intensity of their illegal bond, rekindles Ever’s sexual and emotional fire.

The trio forges a connection that’s more than simply a cure for Ever’s lassitude. Its brilliance drives the shadows from his soul…until Mercy is threatened, and he must draw on his darkness to fight for her life. And risk losing his happily forever after to madness.

Book Three, THE TURNING KISS, Midnight Playground series

The Turning KissThey have nothing to lose…except the one gift they never expected to find.
London, 2069

Ilana escaped a life of sex slavery, using her extraordinary beauty to survive among the few remaining wealthy humans in London. But she has higher aspirations. For two years she has haunted the BDSM dungeons of the Midnight Playground, hungering for The Turning Kiss—that deep drink that will make her one of them. An immortal vampire.
Turned out onto the streets of Edinburgh as a child, Calam’s tortured path led him to a job at the club, where he also engages in exotic and dangerous sex play with its clientele. Craving, like Ilana, the eternal escape of the Turning Kiss.
Ilana is undeniably drawn to the beautiful Scotsman, but she has no time to waste; the club takes no one over thirty. When a sinfully compelling vampire pair brings them together for an unusual foursome, she and Calam are shocked to discover it isn’t the vampires they crave, it’s the tenderness and emotion they feel for each other.
After years of seeking to feel something, anything, other than the pain of the past, the ultimate gift is within Ilana’s reach. Yet the cost—leaving her heart behind with a mortal—could be more than she can bear.
Check out the video book trailer for The Turning Kiss
Video trailer created by Saturdaybuffet


Book Two, BLOODSONG, Midnight Playground series

An ancient vampire, an ancient grief…a love that makes his blood sing…
London, 2069
Aleron is ancient, powerful, immortal…a vampire who idles away his time playing at his favorite haunt, Midnight Playground. His favorite toys: beautiful young men. His game: BDSM, experiencing through the minds of his partners the sensations he can no longer quite feel himself.
The one thing he has vowed to avoid at all costs is love, especially for a woman. In a hundred years he has never been tempted to break that vow—until a lovely mortal woman enters his dungeon to watch him play. And his blood hums the ancient song of long-forgotten desire.
Raised in the Indian slums of London, exotic dancer Meeraj enters Midnight Playground a woman with nothing left to lose, numb to all but the most extreme forms of stimulation. As she watches Aleron’s blood play, she knows only his razor-sharp skills will satisfy. And she catches an odd mental glimpse of the grief that shadows his heart.
From their first touch, they are caught up in a whirlwind of exquisite agony that releases their emotions from the weight of the past. Exposing them to risks they’ve both fought to avoid. Love…and loss.

BONUS!!!   Book One, THE SEEKING KISS, Midnight Playground series is FREE
Kindle and Nook
Free read is good through 8/28/11

Two vampires, one woman, an eternity of love and desire…if only she’s strong enough…

London 2069
For as long as Nissa has known about Midnight Playground, the most exclusive of a world-wide network of vampire sex clubs, she has yearned to gain entrance—and to become one of them. Orphaned and alone from a young age, she has nothing to lose and nothing to stop her from indulging in her darkest fantasies.
Hex and his maker, Aleron, have enjoyed many play partners at the club and have often shared in the euphoria of the Seeking Kiss, that sensual blood exchange between vampires and their lovers. But Nissa’s beauty, intelligence and strength is a siren call he can’t resist.. His desire for her and her willingness to let herself be drawn by their mental pull compels Hex to consider offering to her something he’s never given another mortal– the treasured Turning Kiss.
The beautiful vampire pair entice Nissa into an intimate sexual realm beyond her wildest dreams—and she revels in it. But when she finds herself falling for one of the powerful duo, it could mean the end of her deepest fantasies. Or a new beginning she never dared to imagine.

*Keep a look out for Eden's upcoming releases 'cause next year she will be putting out - Part Two of the Midnight Playground series, where she will be telling us about the Vampire Council. Each story will be set in a different European Midnight Playground club. 

Eden has been so wonderful to offer up a signed ARC copy of one of my favorite books The Dark Garden and another signed ARC copy of Hot Night Dark Desires. So leave a comment, question, or statement here for your chance to win one of these great books! Don't forget to stop by Nic's blog for your chance to win a signed copy of Pleasure's Edge.

Eden Bradley/Eve Berlin can be found around the web at:

Website: http://edenbradley.com/
Group Blog: http://www.smutketeers.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/edenbradley.eveberlin
Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/edenbradley.eveberlin#!/AuthorEdenBradley.EveBerlin
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/EdenBradley
Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Smutketeers/
 * Every third Wednesday of the month the Smutketeers have a "hump day" chat over at Samhain yahoo group come and participate

Her books can be purchased at:


  1. I downloaded the freebie yesterday and now I am really excited about reading this series! :)

    Twitter - blakesmomma

  2. Lori rnlmac@msn.comAugust 19, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Great interview! Got the freebie yesterday. Can't wait to start it

  3. I hope you enjoy it, Kim and Lori. :)

  4. I enjoyed the post; it was quite interesting.

    I've read books 1 and 2 and am ready for more! I look forward in continuing this series.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  5. im half way through the seeking kiss and loving it

  6. BDSM + Vampires = TERRIFIC!
    Two of my favorite things combined. I have read book 1 and need to get the others. Congrats on the upcoming releases!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  7. Hope you like it, Jennifer!
    June-there's more BDSM in Bloodsong than The Seeking Kiss, but some sensation play, rough sex and power exchange in all of my vampire books. And most of my contemporaries, too, come to think of it. :)

  8. BDSM plus anything is terrific in your hands, Eden. Congratulations on the release!

  9. Great interview. I just got the first in this series and can't wait to start reading!


  10. I've read the first three and wow, Eden--I love you! Can't wait for Ever's story.

    In fact, your BDSM is the best out there. Sensual, erotic and tender all at the same time.


  11. I downloaded The Seeking Kiss. I can hardly wait to read it once school starts. Thanks for the giveaway. I love ARCs!

  12. Congrats Eden on the New Release..*S*
    Great interview with Ever. He's so sensual....*S*
    I've read the whole series with the exception of the new release.
    Thank you for the contest.

    pommawolf @hotmail.com

  13. This interview looks great! Enjoyed the interview!

    Robin D
    robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. I haven't read any of this series but it sounds really good! From the blurbs I was trying to decide on one that sounded the best but I'd pretty much love to read any of them (though Bloodsong is maybe slightly above the others). Yet another series to add to my TBR. The interview was good, and my how confident Ever is, and sexy. Thanks for the giveaway (it is international right?).


  15. Thanks so much for stopping by, everyone!
    Robin Rotham-*smooches*
    Harlie Reader-and we've just met *batting lashes* *G*

  16. Just read the Seeking Kiss this morning. Since everyone was sleeping, finished it in one sitting. Loved the story & am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the Midnight Playground series


  17. phew **fans self** Ever sounds hot :)
    Great interview.can't wait to read his books and this series.

  18. Great interview, Eve/Eden and Ever ;) Thanks for taking the time to introduce us this way! I haven't read this series yet, but loved the Beauty of Surrender--that was such a beautifully written set of stories!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  19. OMG - EVER!! Can't wait for his book!!! :)

    susanmik AT gmail DOT com

  20. Your books sound awesome! They have been added to my wishlist! I love books with BDSM elements and theyre paranormal!? Love it! Thank you!

  21. Your books sound so fab! Please enter me in your draw. lornel@xplornet.ca

  22. I have read Eden's Midnight Playground series and got hooked to her books :)

    I haven't had the chance to read her "The Dark Garden" or the "Hot Night Dark Desires" and would love to win those!!!

    Thanks so much for the fab giveaway. Count me in. judimello AT gmail DOT com