Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Amanda McIntyre's THE DARK SEDUCTION OF MISS JANE Blog Tour & Giveaway, Plus Review


Guest Post
by
Amanda McIntyre

For me, there is as much fun in researching for obscure tidbits of history as writing in the genre. Aside from medieval (A basketful of oddities that one!) the Victorian era has always captured my interest, in particular, Victorian England. And that is usually where I begin when I prepare to write historical. Add a liberal dash of other genres, say, thriller and erotic romance, and you have what NYT/USA best seller, Caridad Pineiro  says is, “wonderful blend of sexy romance and sinister mystery”
THE DARK SEDUCTION OF MISS JANE came about after finding an article on one of my favorite research sites called, Casebook; Jack the Ripper. I shan’t go into the full scale article but will provide the link so you can enjoy it and the site on your own. However, when all the world has heard of Mr. Ripper, very few realize that a few years  before “Jack”—Scotland yard was dealing with another set of mysteries—that of the Embankment murders or sometimes called, the Thames murder mysteries.
I was intrigued. My mind started clicking off the possibilities—what if there was an American woman desirous of becoming the first female investigative reporter? What if one of the top level detectives of Scotland Yard (part of the elite CID) carried a dark secret of his own that both drove him in his work and tortured him in his personal life?
This was getting better, I decided.
Add in a Boston engagement scandal that forces the young woman to the newly formed Writers House in London until things settle for her family back home, mix in a strange encounter with an illusionist that leads to a private gentleman’s club, sprinkle in a host of quirky secondary characters, and blend with the twists and turns of a serial killer’s diary and you have THE DARK SEDUCTION OF MISS JANE.
An historical erotic thriller.
Over four years (at least) in the making, Jane and I have been on quite a journey.
I hope you too, will enjoy the journey awaiting you with Jane and Inspector Randolph! 
A scandalous betrayal sets Miss Jane Goodwin on an unexpected journey to London to pursue her dream of being the first female investigative journalist, but she soon finds herself in a hotbed of murder and controversy. Seduced by the passions of a mysterious lover and stalked by a madman, Jane falls prey to her desires as tensions mount, only to discover a deadly secret that threatens more than just her trust in men. 
Inspector Randolph Mansfield is one of Scotland Yard’s elite, battling the dark secrets of his past while trying to solve a rash of grisly murders threatening to mar Queen Victoria’s Jubilee. His respite is the anonymity he finds in the decadence of a private gentleman’s club, until a determined American journalist goes undercover in search of her stalker and he finds the lines between protection and passion blurred. But as tensions heat and her life is threatened, he must choose whether to reveal his true identity at the risk of losing both her trust and his career.



The Dark Seduction Of Miss Jane
By Amanda McIntyre

Blurb:

A scandalous betrayal sets Miss Jane Goodwin on an unexpected journey to London to pursue her dream of being the first female investigative journalist, but she soon finds herself in a hotbed of murder and controversy. Seduced by the passions of a mysterious lover and stalked by a madman, tensions mount as Jane falls prey to her desires, only to discover a deadly secret that threatens more than just her trust in men.
Inspector Randolph Mansfield is one of Scotland Yard’s elite, battling the dark secrets of his past while trying to solve a rash of grisly murders threatening to mar Queen Victoria's Jubilee. His respite is the anonymity he finds in the decadence of a private gentleman’s club, until a determined American journalist goes undercover in search of her stalker and he finds the lines between protection and passion blurred. But as tensions heat and her life is threatened, he must choose whether to reveal his true identity at the risk of losing her trust and his career.



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Excerpt:
My parents believed that women should be independent and capable. What is your thinking along those lines, Mr. Hampton?” she asked, purposely goading him.

He emitted a long-suffering sigh. “I do find a capable woman refreshing, Miss Goodwin. I have no qualms with a woman who wishes to be independent and, moreover, isn't afraid to speak her mind.”

She slid him a glance. “Indeed, I think your aunt is correct. You are a charmer.”

He shrugged. “A woman can profess to be independent in many things, but there are still times when a man’s involvement is necessary.”

“That is quite enough, Wesley Hampton,” his aunt spoke.

“Name one,” Jane fired back as she crossed her arms.

“Jane!” Isabella turned in her chair and pinned Jane with a shocked expression.Wesley’s mouth curled into a wicked smile. He lifted his brow and set down his cup. “A conversation left to another day



About The Author: 


Amanda McIntyre grew up the daughter of a father who was a distributor for a New York magazine publishing firm, and usually had her nose stuck in the latest issue of Vampirella magazine or a Hitchcock Mystery paperback. She has been called "a true artist in the writing realm' and her zest for life inspires her "character-driven" stories. Her passion is to take ordinary people and place them in extraordinary situations. She is a best-selling, multi-genre hybrid author and has received numerous awards and nominations for her work. Amanda is published internationally, in audio, e-book and in print. She currently writes sizzling contemporary cowboy romance and is about to release her first historical erotic thriller.

You can find Amanda here:

         


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Shonna's review:  Tall, beautiful, and intelligent, Jane Goodwin stands strong with a willful  determination few women in 1887 are willing to outwardly express. Not afraid to seek what she wants, circumstances take her abroad to begin a new adventure across the ocean. A new woman’s writing group in London is being formulated and sparks Jane’s journalistic interest to be a part of it. Staying at Writers House proves to be even more than Jane ever imagined, steering her into a whirlwind of mystery, intense seductive excitement, and a serial murderer that now targets her as the next victim.
Inspector Randolph Mansfield of The Criminal Investigation Department excels at his job and has quickly climbed the ladder of success. Thick black hair, with long legs, dark eyes, and broad shoulders, Randolph harbors a need in his heart to find revenge for a past he can’t change. Carrying tortured demons in his mind, he seeks dark deviations to ease a side of him that lurks in his soul and gives him no rest. As an anonymous member to the exclusive McFarland Manor, few know what goes on behind the walls. Here Randolph experiences release for his promiscuous pleasures and decadent sexual needs. Unable to stop thinking about the new American woman nosing around in his investigation, Randolph, hopes to bluff her back across the line she keeps stepping over. Yet when his plan fails, all is revealed and a fiery passion  is unleashed between the two of them. 
I was immensely captured by the writing talent that Amanda McIntyre has. Oh how I enjoyed reading this story! So full of striking characters and a twisting plot, I couldn't read it fast enough but was sad when I finished. A wonderful read.
My rating: 5

Monday, July 21, 2014

S. J. Harper's CAPTURED Book Blast & Giveaway



CAPTURED

The Fallen Siren Series, Prequel #0.5

AUTHOR NAME: S.J. Harper
GENRE: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance

Join FBI Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.
She’s a Siren. He’s a Werewolf.
Their mission is redemption.

Emma Monroe is a Fallen Siren, cursed by the gods and banished to Earth for her failure to prevent the kidnapping of Persephone. She’s had many names and many lives, but only one mission: redemption. Now she works for the FBI and is on temporary assignment in Charleston. Solving this next missing persons case could be the key to ending her ancient curse—unless the temptation that’s her new partner gets in the way. 
Zack Armstrong is a Werewolf. Tall, dark, and dangerous, he currently works for one of the bureau’s elite Child Abduction Rapid Deployment teams. In many respects the man is every bit as mysterious as his secret and perilous past. But there are two things he’s certain about, that he’s going to get his man and his woman. 
When Zack finds himself suddenly shy a partner and a third child goes missing in Charleston, Emma goes from consultant to CARD team member in the space of a few hours. The abductions of the first two boys ended in murder, an outcome that neither Zack nor Emma can abide. As they race against time to track down the kidnapper and rescue the latest victim, they find themselves fighting something just as treacherous—a growing attraction that can’t be ignored or denied.
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Excerpt:
I should run while I have the chance.
I know it with a certainty that shakes me to the core of my very being. Just like I know how impossible running away would be, how unforgivable. A child is missing. A life is at stake. A life that’s mine to save. Then my eyes connect with his. I take a slow, steady breath, reach for the handle of my roller bag, and walk toward him.
Agent Zack Armstrong isn’t exactly what I expected. He’s taller, darker, and if my instincts are correct, three nights every month he’s a whole lot furrier.
“Agent Monroe, it’s nice to finally meet you in person.” He offers me his right hand, reaches for my bag with his left. “You travel light.”
His voice is low and lilting, the Southern cadence as compelling in person at it was over the phone.
“I’m hoping to wrap this up quickly,” I tell him.
“You and me both.”
The handshake is professional. Warm. Firm. No-nonsense. The cut and quality of his tailored black suit, the crispness of his shirt, and his choice of tie—a bold gold that brings out the exotic ring around dark brown irises—are all more James Bond than Seeley Booth. Even the hair sets him apart. Thick and dark, it’s slightly longer than regulation and swept straight back, accentuating the lines of a strong jaw.
“Car’s out front.” He gestures to the wall of doors leading outside. “You’re already checked in at the hotel.”
“Decent place?”
“I’ve been comfortable there. They put you next door to me. Hungry?”
“Starving,” I admit. “We were late getting into O’Hare. I barely made my connection. Didn’t have time to grab anything for lunch and the peanuts wore off long ago.”
“Good. We’ll grab a bite while I fill you in on our progress.”
The instant I step outside I’m hit with a wall of oppressive air. Although it’s past nine and March, it’s hot and humid enough to make my hair curl. A strand escapes from the bun at the nape of my neck. Without breaking stride I tuck it behind my ear and remove my blazer. Like all of my suits, the one I’m wearing is conservative and black. I unbutton the cuffs of my dove-gray blouse and roll them up.
“Is it normally this humid in March? ”
With a push of a button on the key fob, Zack unlocks the standard issue Chevy Suburban waiting for us at the curb. “What’s normal anymore?” He opens the passenger door. The gallant gesture reminds me that we’re in Charleston—home of the Southern gentleman. I slide in and suppress a smile. “Freak tropical storms in the winter? Temperatures in the 70s and 80s in the spring?”
My carry-on is quickly stowed in the back. I pull down the visor and flip open the vanity mirror. Not to check my makeup. I don’t wear any—no mascara, no lipstick, no makeup. Period. I do it to track Zack’s progress as he walks behind the car. Admiring him openly is a luxury I’d never allow myself. But as I sit here, alone, I take a moment to study the man whose voice for the past month has starred in my fantasies. Dangerous, I know, especially now that I’m here instead of thousands of miles away. But I just can’t help myself. A Siren is a Siren. A sexual creature, born of Gaia. I’m one of three, cursed by Demeter thousands of years ago for failing to protect Persephone. For failing to rescue her before she was dragged by Hades to the Underworld. It’s for this I atone. For this I pay. It’s the reason I couldn’t run. The reason I need to see this through. The reason I must find Cooper Anderson.
Zack climbs into the driver’s seat and fires up the engine. I push the visor back up, take a deep breath, and silently repeat the words I always do at the start of a new case. Redemption could be one rescue away.

  

CURSED
The Fallen Siren Series, Book 1 
Meet FBI Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.
She's cursed. He's damned.
Together, they make one hell of a team. 
Emma Monroe is a Siren, cursed by the gods and bound to earth to atone for an ancient failure. She’s had many names and many lives, but only one mission: redemption. Now that she works missing persons cases for the FBI, it could be just a rescue away. Unless her new partner leads her astray.

  Special Agent Zack Armstrong just transferred into the San Diego Field Office. He’s a werewolf, doing his best to beat back the demons from his dark and dangerous past. As a former Black Ops sniper, he’s taken enough lives. Now he’s doing penance by saving them. 
Emma and Zack’s very first case draws them deep into the realm of the paranormal, and forces them to use their own supernatural abilities. But that leaves each of them vulnerable, and there are lines partners should not cross. As secrets are revealed and more women go missing, one thing becomes clear: as they race to save the victims, Emma and Zack risk losing themselves.
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About the Authors:
S. J. Harper is the pen name for the writing team of Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein, two friends who met at Comic- Con in San Diego and quickly bonded over a mutual love of good wine, edgy urban fantasy, and everything Joss Whedon.
Samantha Sommersby left what she used to call her “real- life” day job in the psychiatric !eld to pursue writing full- time in 2007. She is the author of more than ten novels and novellas including the critically acclaimed Forbidden series. She currently lives with her husband and terrier pup, Olive, in a century- old Southern California Craftsman. Sam happily spends her days immersed in a world where vampires, werewolves, and demons are real, myths, and legends are revered, magic is possible, and love still conquers all.
Jeanne Stein is the national bestselling author of The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles. She also has numerous short story credits, including most recently the novella Blood Debt from the New York Times bestselling anthology Hexed. Her series has been picked up in three foreign countries and her short stories published in collections here in the U.S. and the U.K. She lives in Denver, Colorado, where she !nds gardening a challenge more daunting than navigating the world of mythical creatures.
Contact links:
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Jennifer Apodaca's HER TEMPORARY HERO Book Blast & Giveaway!


HER TEMPORARY HERO
Once A Marine, #2

Author: Jennifer Apodaca
Print Length: 194 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence (July 14, 2014)
ASIN: B00L73W2J6

Former beauty queen Becky Holmes and her baby are on the run from her dangerous ex. With her dreams of love and marriage destroyed, she’ll do anything to protect her child…even agree to hide out in her boss’s cousin’s house while he’s away. 
Wealthy, sexy, and emotionally haunted Logan Knight needs a temporary wife to get his land, per his dad’s rules. No wife, no inheritance. But when that wife lands on his doorstep and comes with a baby, his darkest memories are triggered. He tries to keep his distance, but his efforts are shattered when he starts to have real feelings for his fake wife and child. 
Just as Logan begins to think he may have a future with Becky, his attempt to have it all backfires into a betrayal that forces Becky into a heart-wrenching choice no woman should ever have to make.
Available at: Amazon   B&N   Kobo  

Excerpt:
 His words and touch, and the blaze in his eyes made her shiver. Heat from his powerful body poured over her. She couldn’t talk, couldn’t think of anything to say.
“Becky.” His voice came out raspy. “I want to kiss my wife.”

She had a word now. “Yes.”
He skated his thumb down her throat to the fluttering pulse. “Tonight is only for kissing.” Leaning down, he added, “We have three months together. You’re going to take all the time you need because you’re worth waiting for to have in my bed.”
Becky had no chance to reply as his full, warm mouth glided over her lips.
Logan groaned. She felt him grab onto the counter, locking her between his powerful biceps. Angling his head, he licked and coaxed until she opened, giving him access. He tasted of dinner and that richer, masculine flavor that was all his. He dived in, his tongue commanding as he explored her, filling her with his taste.
Becky dug her fingers into his sides, desperate to hold on. Growing bolder, she tangled her tongue with his, getting more aggressive with every thrust. A whimper of burning need clawed up her throat. Every part of her ached to feel more of him, all of him.
He pulled back, his gaze scorching. Leaning his forehead against hers, he growled out. “Damn, sugar. You’re killing me.”


 THE BABY BARGAIN
Once A Marine, #1

Author: Jennifer Apodaca
Print Length: 142 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence (March 11, 2013)
ASIN: B00BQMKC5O

Seeing Adam Waters is the last thing veterinarian Megan Young expects. Ex-Marine. Ex-boyfriend. And still extremely dangerous territory. But Adam doesn’t know the secret Megan has been keeping from him. The secret that was created three years ago, after their last night together... 
Adam returns to Raven’s Cove to sell his home in a final break with the town and memories that haunt him. The problem is that his attraction to Megan is as blazing hot as it ever was. But when a vicious smear campaign against Megan turns ugly, Adam learns the truth he never knew—he has a son. 
Now the only way Megan can protect her child is to strike a bargain with Adam. And it’s a bargain that looks a lot like blackmail...
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About the Author:
Award winning author Jennifer Apodaca grew up in Southern California and met her very own hero at the dog pound. She worked there, he came in on a business, and it was puppy love. They married and had three wonderful sons. 
While her husband worked on his master’s degree, Jen did the mom thing by day and went to college at night with the intention of perusing a marketing degree. But her true passion was writing. With time at a premium, she had to make a choice. 

Choosing writing, and with the full support of her husband, she poured herself into her dream. A mere eight years later, she published her first book DATING CAN BE MURDER. In her career, Jen has written a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances. Taking the pen name of Jennifer Lyon, she also created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and most recently, The Plus One Chronicles, an emotional and sexy adult contemporary series. 
Jen has achieved many of her dreams except for attaining a self-cleaning house, a latte delivery service, and finding the holy grail of nonfattening wine and chocolate. She can live with those disappointments as long as she can keep writing the stories she loves to share with readers.
Connect with Jennifer: Website   Blog   FB   FB Jennifer Lyon   Goodreads   

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Teresa Gabelman's THE PROTECTORS, SID and ADAM Blog Tour




Renowned for his playboy lifestyle and wisecrack remarks, Sid Sinclair knows he is the last pick for the lead investigator of human/half-breed trafficking. Never one to play by the rules, Sid takes his new position seriously, but not without driving the leader of the VC Council and fellow Warrior’s crazy. 
A human with a special gift, Lana Fitzpatrick’s life is complicated. When Sid Sinclair charges into her life, her complicated life becomes torturous; his charm and wit draws her in like no other. Having dealt with alpha men most of her life, she is a match made in heaven for the VC Warrior who thinks he is God’s gift to women. 
As the world of vampires and humans try to coexist, Sid and Lana’s lives intertwine. It doesn't take long before the sparks between the two fly and for them to realize they have both finally met their match.

Excerpt:
“Not only am I the cook, comedian, handsome, witty and charming Warrior, I also excel in eavesdropping.”
“You are mine,
Lana.” Sid’s eyes were black with possessiveness. “I have never said that to
anyone in my long life, but you are mine. I don’t share with anyone, and I will
hunt that motherfucker down if he calls you again.”

Available at: Amazon  ~ Goodreads



Half-breed vampire, Adam Pride, has an almighty chip on his broad shoulders. Trying to move on after finding Angelina married to another, Adam has a decision to make. Remove the chip and move on or kill the man who took what he wanted most in the world, his Angel. 
With his heart in pieces, Adam’s on a mission to become the best VC Warrior he can be. It’s not long before fate steps in, turning his world and life as he knows it upside down. Shocking revelations will realign allegiances and draw the VC Warriors onto a new path. This journey is not Adam’s alone. Every Warrior, half-breed and human will be affected by what is to come. The unknown awaits. The battle has just begun

Excerpt: 
Adam landed against the wall with a loud thud. Dragging his arm up to wipe his nose, he glanced down spotting the blood, his blood. Well, he had expected to get his ass kicked, but not by a girl. His eyes landed on Jill as he pushed himself off the wall and headed in her direction.

If Adam was to ever have a man-crush, it would be on Sloan, because at that moment, he loved this son of a bitch. He was a total badass.
Available at: Amazon ~ Goodreads

Teresa lives in Bethel, Ohio with her husband, son, two dogs and her son's snake, Steve Irwin. She is a third degree black belt in Taekwondo, is a huge Mixed Martial Arts fan and follows her husbands MMA fight team, G-Force, which her son fights for. When not writing she is either screaming like a crazy woman at MMA fights or reading in some quiet corner with her Kindle. She loves books that are fast reads filled with romance, humor, sexy alpha men and the women who drive them crazy.



Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1

Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2

Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3

Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Blood Redemption by Tessa Dawn

Book Name: Blood Redemption

Author: Tessa Dawn

Series: Blood Curse Series Book 5

Release Date: October 28, 2013

Main Character's: Vanya & Saber?

Category: M/F

Author's Website ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon


Blurb: Some souls are forged in fire. 

Some hearts are packed in ice.
Some elements were never meant to be combined…
BLOOD REDEMPTION ~ a journey of elemental darkness and primordial light.

Saber Alexiares is no ordinary vampire. He is like a cruel, fire-breathing dragon. Reared in the bowels of the colony by Dark Ones, he has no conscience, no compassion, and no saving grace. Captured by the enemy, he is sentenced to execution by sunlight only to discover that his body will not burn — he isn’t who he thought he was. He was stolen at birth. He was reared by the wrong house. And the sunlight isn’t going to kill him because he does have a soul.

Vanya Demir is the very heart of goodness and light, an ancient female from a magical race, the progeny of humans and celestial deities before they were cursed by the Blood. With her deep-rooted sense of duty; naïve upbringing; and tragic, personal history, she has unknowingly packed her heart in ice and dedicated her life to the service of the Vampyr. She is wholly unprepared to face a fire-breathing dragon.

When their paths converge beneath a Serpens Blood Moon, they will each have thirty days to reconcile the irreconcilable, to confront the primordial darkness that threatens to destroy them both. Can a being lost in darkness for eight-hundred years ever find its way to the light? Can a heart that’s been buried for as long as it can remember risk the ultimate in betrayal and damnation simply for the hope of BLOOD REDEMPTION?

Reviewed by LT

My Rating: 4.5
Vanya is one of the two original females from the massacre over 2000 years ago. Her two brother were fighting to the death. One brother of the Light Jadon wanted to save her by putting her to sleep until the present day. The other brother, Dark Jaeger, wanted every single female dead. She was luckily awaken by her sister's mate and pulled from the earth where they slept. Sadly she always felt like the third wheel, so she moved back to her homeland to help her people's descendants. Only to be called home by her blood moon switch, meaning she finally belonged to someone, and was someone destiny.
Saber is Dark,.. so he thought for 800 years. Until he was caught and was to die by the sun, only to realize he wasn't born to the dark lords like he was raised to believe. He was the missing child of the Light. But after years of evil can he really find the soul he never knew he had? In time to claim his Destiny?
Destiny are human females that can carry the children of the Light and will continue to live once then are converted to Vampires. Unlike the dark who don't need a destiny to have children, yet must be careful because the children will kill the mother during the birth. Never being raised in the Light, will Saber know which way to handle his Blood moon?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lisa Carlisle's DARK VELVET & Giveaway!


Hi, I’m Lisa Carlisle and I’m here to share my latest release, Dark Velvet. This is the start of a series of new adult erotic romances set on a secluded island. These paranormal romances set at an art colony in a medieval-styled castle with hot as hell heroes! I’m intrigued by paranormal heroes—characters who are often isolated and perhaps misunderstood. I’ve been drawn to dark, brooding characters for as long as I can remember.

In the first part of the series, Dark Velvet, Antoine has isolated himself on a remote New England where he’s established an art colony. An aspiring artist for many years before tragedy struck, Antoine returned to his love of sculpting after being a lost soul for many years. The heroine Savannah is a grad student, somewhat naive, but when she meets Antoine, he encourages her to explore more about herself—her art, her desires. Like any harried student bogged down with schoolwork and exams, the laid-back climate of a retreat without a rigid routine is a respite from daily life. The gothic-style setting of the castle on a remote island adds to the romantic atmosphere. I’d love to get away to a writing retreat in a setting like this!

The second part of the series, Dark Muse, will be released soon. It features a romance that brews between a rock guitarist and a shy painter. Sign up for my newsletter to hear of new releases and specials: Newsletter

Here’s a blurb and excerpt of Dark Velvet:

Dark Velvet

Lisa Carlisle

Chateau Seductions series

Grad student Savannah Evans is thrilled to be accepted as a resident to a prestigious art colony. Where else would she be able to focus on her craft of writing poetry in a setting like that of the medieval-styled castle? The remote New England island is a respite from her hectic city life. When she meets her benefactor, a mysterious French sculptor, her expectations for carefree days writing near the ocean are distracted by unprofessional fantasies about her sponsor.
Antoine Chevalier built Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island to bring purpose back to an existence that has lost meaning. He’s wandered the earth for decades and finds solace in returning to art. When Savannah applies for a residency, something about her words touches him. After her arrival, a physical attraction grows between them, which he struggles against. She deserves more than someone of his kind.
Antoine proposes they become lovers during her stay. But the situation turns complicated when Savannah discovers his secret. She had suspicions about his identity, but finds the truth overwhelming. Consumed by her desire for Antoine and faced with a tough decision, she is blind to the danger that has arrived at DeRoche Island.
New adult / paranormal / erotic romance


Excerpt:
Savannah’s fingers traced the cool marble of the god’s muscular back and then the definition in his arm as he drew an arrow to shoot. She pictured Antoine bent over the sculpture, brows furrowed in concentration, losing sense of time as he polished each portion to perfection.
“Do you like this?” A deep voice whispering in her ear startled her.
She jumped at the sound of his voice, bumping back into his hard chest, and he caught her upper arms to steady her. Only one man in the castle spoke in that smooth French accent—the sculptor himself.
“Oh, I’m sorry, Antoine.” She fumbled taking a half step forward, away from him. “I shouldn’t have touched it.”
“No, don’t apologize.” He let go of her arms, but his warm breath tickled her ear.
He took her hand, caressing her palm, which sent tingles up her arm. Her bottom lip quivered as he brought her fingers to rest again on the marble piece. She thanked the gods he remained behind her so he couldn’t witness her nervous reaction, and she bit her lip to halt the tremors. This was not the way for a young protégée to behave in front of her benefactor. He owned the castle, created the art colony here where she was attending on a poetry scholarship—she shouldn’t go gaga simply from his touch. Which was exactly what she was doing.
“It pleases me that you appreciate my work.” Leading her fingers down the figure’s chiseled chest, he leaned in closer and added, “I liked watching you admire it.”
His voice alone sent flames rippling through her. Every nerve in her being lit with awareness in reaction to him. In the months since they’d met, they’d never been alone in such proximity. Weeks of heated looks from afar had inflamed her desire so the slightest touch became intimate, strengthening her need for more.
Sounds of approaching voices indicated this evening’s performance in the chateau would soon begin. Several of the musicians in the art colony had collaborated on orchestral pieces they wanted to play in front of an audience for the first time. As fellow artists in residence, they sought the support of fellow residents.
Antoine kissed her hand like a suitor in a bygone era. “I hope you enjoy the concert, Savannah.”
Her lips parted, opening and closing like a fish while she thought of what to say. When she mustered up the courage to turn and face him, he had already left the room, filling her with both relief and disappointment. Unaware she’d been holding her breath, she exhaled deeply.
Several times over the course of the evening, Savannah caught Antoine’s dark eyes watching her. Her emotions roiled in confusion while the performers played Barber’s Adagio for Strings.The way he held her gaze without blinking made her squirm in the burgundy armchair. The rising tension and resolution from the violin and cello underscored her tumultuous emotions.
She smiled at him briefly and focused on the musicians, aware of how her heartbeat had escalated. When she glanced again at Antoine, he still watched her unabashed, as if unconcerned about what the others would think. He took a sip of Porto, nodded her way, and then returned his attention to the musicians. She sat up straighter and crossed her legs at the ankles, then uncrossed them, and crossed them again.
The attraction was becoming more difficult to ignore. In light of how he breached the physical distance by touching her so earlier, she feared she’d be unable to keep her desires hidden much longer. She’d developed an instant crush since she arrived at the castle three months before. How could she not be—he was a renowned sculptor with a devastating, dark appeal. What was she to him than just another young resident who would be gone in three months, replaced by another.
Was she reading more into the brief exchange than was warranted?
It’s just a look. Only a casual glance my way. Even as she attempted to fool herself, she knew she was full of shit.



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Monday, July 14, 2014

Hunt the Darkness by Alexandra Ivy

Book Name: Hunt the Darkness

Author's Name: Alexandra Ivy

Category: M/F (Paranormal Romance)

Main Characters: Roke and Sally

Series: Guardians of Eternity #11

Release Date:  May 27, 2014

Author's Website       AMAZON



BLURBThe vampire, Roke, is raw, sensual, always in control. Yet somehow he's allowed the unthinkable to happen: a nymph-like witch named Sally has used her magic to trick Roke into mating with her. The pair will remain bound for eternity unless Sally breaks the spell. The trouble is, she has no idea how. . .
Mating with Roke was an accident; at least that's what Sally keeps telling herself. She's on the hunt for her demon father, whose identity holds the key to releasing the spell. The search won't be easy with Roke shadowing Sally's every move. As they mate with a ferocity that leaves them both aching for more, Sally isn't sure if her world is more dangerous without Roke—or with him. .


Reviewed By Wendy
My Rating: 4.5
Love this series! You would think by book 11 it would get tired and boring but not with Alexandra Ivy's vampires. We met Roke and Sally in the previous book where she was held prisoner. Everyone thinks she is human, but Sally is far from it. Tricking Roke into mating with her  just to get free, Sally now can find out who her father is. Escaping from Roke she runs to the last place she wants to see again but when Roke shows up they must work together to find a way to reverse the mating spell. Roke thinks what he feels for Sally is part of the spell, but soon he begins to rethink his own feelings. Will magic or true love win out in this fast paced vampire love story. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Release Day of THE DARK SEDUCTION OF MISS JANE By Amanda McIntyre

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We will be posting this tour and our review on July 22nd. Come on by and check it out. Plus we know Amanda has a great giveaway planned that you won't want to miss. *wink*


The Dark Seduction of Miss Jane 
By Amanda McIntyre

Blurb: 
A scandalous betrayal sets Miss Jane Goodwin on an unexpected journey to London to pursue her dream of being the first female investigative journalist, but she soon finds herself in a hotbed of murder and controversy. Seduced by the passions of a mysterious lover and stalked by a madman, tensions mount as Jane falls prey to her desires, only to discover a deadly secret that threatens more than just her trust in men.

Inspector Randolph Mansfield is one of Scotland Yard’s elite, battling the dark secrets of his past while trying to solve a rash of grisly murders threatening to mar Queen Victoria's Jubilee. His respite is the anonymity he finds in the decadence of a private gentleman’s club, until a determined American journalist goes undercover in search of her stalker and he finds the lines between protection and passion blurred. But as tensions heat and her life is threatened, he must choose whether to reveal his true identity at the risk of losing her trust and his career.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

SE Smith's RAZOR'S TRAITOROUS HEART Blog Tour & Giveaway!


Razor’s Traitorous Heart
The Alliance, Book 2

Kali Parks is a shadow in the war between two factions that are fighting to gain control of Chicago. Born and raised on the streets, she stands as a silent sentinel at her brother’s side as he battles to gain control. She will do whatever it takes to bring peace to those she has pledged her life to protect, including fighting against the creatures that came to their world almost six years before. 
Razor, a councilman for the Alliance, has been sent to oversee the remaining Trivator troops on Earth and make sure the transition for the induction of Earth into the Alliance goes smoothly. He is the one the Alliance calls when they have a situation that needs to be resolved once and for all. His reputation for dealing with difficult rebels is renowned. He asks no questions and takes no prisoners. His job is to eliminate all threats to the Alliance. 
He finds himself torn between duty and something he is unfamiliar with, his heart. When a shadow warrior saves his life and disappears, he discovers his world is no longer as cut and dry as he thought. The more he learns, the more he discovers he is not immune to the warrior’s passionate desire to fight to protect her people. 
Forced by duty to settle the conflict, he must decide between the Alliance and his own desire to claim the unwilling warrior. When the conflict escalates, he does the only thing he can; he makes a pact with one of the factions in exchange for a prize that will surely cause a battle of a different kind – the one for his traitorous heart. 
Will he be able to claim her before she escapes from him again? Or worse, will she sacrifice her life to protect those she loves before he can?

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Hunter’s Claim
The Alliance, Book 1

Jesse Sampson and her two younger sisters have lived a hard life on the streets of Seattle, Washington for the past several years. 
Four years before, the Earth received its first visitors from space causing mass fear. 
Alone in a world gone mad with just her sisters, she has learned to use the darkness and the remains of the city to survive and keep what was left of her family alive. She has seen the savage side of human nature and finds they are not much different from the aliens who conquered Earth. 
The Trivators have taken control of Earth to prevent the humans from destroying it in their fear. 
A world of warriors, they are sent out by the Alliance of Star Systems to seek out new worlds. Their mission is first contact. They are to establish communications with the leaders of the new worlds they find and bring them into the Alliance. 
Any resistance is to be quickly subdued to prevent unnecessary death of the inhabitants of the new worlds they find. Their payment comes from the success of their mission. 
Hunter is what he is called. A hunter, one of the elite clans of the Trivators who seek out those who resist. His abilities to track, capture and eliminate those who try to harm any warrior is renowned. 
He finds the tables turned when he becomes the one captured by a group of ruthless humans. Hunter is shocked when a strange human female risks her life to help him escape only to disappear into the ruins of the city. 
He now has a new mission, finding the female who saved his life. He is determined to find her before she is damaged by others of her kind. 
What he finds is a reward beyond comprehension to a Trivator warrior, a family. 
Can he convince Jesse that he can give her and her younger sisters a better life on his world? Or will fear keep her from accepting what he has to offer? 
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 About the Author:
S. E. Smith is a USA Today Best Selling Author and has been ranked in the top 100 Authors on Amazon with 12 books at one time in Amazon's Top 100 Best Sellers in multiple genres. A prolific author with books in science fiction romance and fantasy romance, her books are full of action and adventure and focuses on the relationships and the unusual situations her characters find themselves. Susan invites you to come take a journey to romance that takes you to new worlds.
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