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Deleted scene from “As Midnight Loves the Moon” by Beth D. Carter


This book sat for a long time in my “To Write” file.  What made it more frustrating was the fact I’d written over fifty pages and when I get that far into a book it’s usually a story that I plan on finishing.

When I finally did finish it, it was a vastly different book!

The book is about a place called the Shade, that sliver between light and dark where all the paranormal stuff comes from.  Wayde is a vampire, Alex is a Fae warrior, and they both fall in love with a dying human woman.  Throw in a rogue vampire, a who done-it, and some cool fights, and I was able to type the words The End.

However, this is not how I originally began writing this book.

I had written this as the supernatural creatures were from the Olympian Realm, and they preferred living here on Earth, which caused a need for policing.  Wayde was a Dionysus, Alex was an Ares, and there wasn’t a human girl.  Nope, this story was originally supposed to be M/M, instead it turned out M/M/F.

Here’s a quick peak of a changed/deleted scene:


Only a few security guards stood watch for the two mile stretch of rail and ship containers.  Wayde pursed his lips as he realized this would actually be a perfect place for the showdown, him verses an Ares.

As he continued to wander, his mind wondered what type of weapon the Ares would bring.  A gun?  Possible, though their bodies healed quickly so trying to wound with a bullet would produce little effect, unless Alex Malden was an exceptionally good shot and managed to shoot him between the eyes.

Maybe he was, Wayde mused to himself.  Maybe Alex Malden was such a brilliant marksman that he was secretly a sniper and had a gun trained on him right then and there.  Wayde paused and looked around.  He didn’t feel threatened so he shrugged and continued on.

He continued walking, trying to think of how he was going to kill an Ares.  Why the hell did Tydeus come to him?  There were other better, deadlier gods suited for killing.  A Dionysus was more passive by nature.  In fact, Wayde preferred to do his feeding in the club Tartarus, where partners could be found after a few rounds of drink and where dance liberated inhibitions.

In ancient times, his brethren would steal into the sleep chambers of a woman or man and lie on top of them, letting the natural pheromones seduce the victim into submission.  Of course, back then taking lives in the process was also acceptable.  Now-a-days he had to pay for the pleasure of recharging his batteries.  Not once, in all the years he’d lived amongst humans, had he ever done anything wrong, and now here he was, hunting an Ares.



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Book Blurb:


Wayde Wallace is a vampire.  He’s been alone for a long time, until he smells the sunshine scent of a woman and finds Daphne Sabella.  Her blood smells intoxicating until he catches the stench of sickness upon her and realizes Daphne is dying.

Alexander Malden is a Shade cop sent to patrol the supernaturals who lives among humans.  A rogue vampire is killing women and he thinks Wayde is the monster because only a trickster can make him feel such lust and longing.

To prove his innocence, Wayde goes out to find the real rogue vampire and Alex can’t help but follow because the mating bond has already settled between them.  And when they believe they can finally help Daphne, she’s become the next victim.  Now they must rescue her and turn her before her heart gives out.


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Author Bio:

I like writing about the very ordinary girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances, so my heroines will probably never be lawyers, doctors or corporate highrollers.  I try to write characters who aren’t cookie cutters and push myself to write complicated situations that I have no idea how to resolve, forcing me to think outside the box.  I love writing characters who are real, complex and full of flaws, heroes and heroines who find redemption through love.

I’ve been pretty fortunate in life to experience some amazing things.  I’ve lived in France, traveled throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand.  I am a mom to an amazing little boy.  I’m surrounded by friends and family.  I hate washing dishes but I love cooking. I hate washing clothes but I love wearing them. Writing my bio is difficult because I never know what to say so I hope you like this one.  My favorite color is red but I look best in black (it’s slimming).  I hate people who don’t pick up their dog’s crap in public places, people who don’t use turn signals, and I really hate people who are rude and condescending. I especially hate discrimination in all and every form.  And although I love holding a book in my hand, I absolutely adore my ereader, whom I’ve named Ruby.  I love to hear from readers so I’ve made it really easy to find me on the web:


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Author: emilycale

Erotic romance writer. Runs on caffeine and wine. Don't feed after midnight.

4 thoughts on “Deleted scene from “As Midnight Loves the Moon” by Beth D. Carter

  1. Thanks so much for hanging out with us today, Beth!

  2. A very interesting story line.

  3. I am curious about the title for this book. How did it come about?

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