Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tempted By A Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

Book Name: Tempted By A Rogue Prince

Author's Name: Felicity Heaton

Category: M/F- Paranormal Romance
  
Main Characters: Vail & Rosalind
  
Series: Eternal Mates #3

Release Date: August 9, 2014
   
Author's Website ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon 

BLURB: An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate. 
Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.
Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.
Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?


Reviewed By: Wendy
My Rating: 4
Wondering the demon realm alone is not always the best idea, even if you are an elf prince warrior who can kick ass. Vail gets captured by the new demon King, who quickly realizes who Vail is. Hoping to use Vail against his enemy to win the war, the King will do anything to get Vail over to his side. Beating Vail over and over only to have a little witch heal him does not break Vail, it only brings him closer to the small witch. Being touched by a witch is almost more than the mad elf prince can take. On the verge of going completely dark with no hope of coming back, Vail pushes Rosalind away but then pulls her closer when he is sane enough to realize she is his mate. For many years Vail was tricked by a witch who he thought was his one and only mate, but was nothing but an evil conniving bitch. Trust is not something he can do or give to any witch but Rosalind tries to change that in him. Escaping prison they are stuck together but when Vail has his full powers back he is unwilling to let Rosalind have hers. Discovering love and fighting his way back from the edge are only two things that Vail and Rosalind both endure in this gripping continuation of this great series.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hunter by Night by Elisabeth Staab

Book Name: Huter by Night

Author's Name: Elisabeth Staab

Category: M/F

Main Characters: Lee and Alexia

Series: Chronicles of Yavn #3

Release Date: 06/03/2014

Author's  Website     Goodreads    

Buy here: AMAZON  

BLURBShe wants out..
Party girl Alexia Blackburn is only hanging around the vampire compound until her best friend—the queen—has her baby. After that, nothing is going to stop Alexia from getting back to daylight, safety, and feeling like a normal human being. But leaving the vampire world has one big catch...
He needs her to stay..
Head of vampire security Lee Goram has hated and distrusted humans for centuries. Feeding on vampire blood has kept him strong...but now it's killing him—and he's horrified to discover that Alexia may hold the key to his cure. He'd rather die defending his king than admit his weakness, but time is running out for the great vampire warrior...

Reviewed By:

My Rating: 4
Reviewed by: Wendy
Book three pulls you straight into the wonderful world of vampires who are only trying to protect their way of life from an evil hell bent on destroying them and the world. Alexia is the vampire queen's best friend and only human living in a house full of vampires. Staying in one place to long is not what Alexia has planned out for her life and she wants to leave. Lee, the head of the king's security team wants nothing more than to protect Alexia. 
The banter between the two lead characters is awesome. What a great couple! She wants out and he wants to finally have happiness. What will it take for her to stay and for him to open up? Read Hunter by Night and fall in love with Lee and Alexia as they both find what it truly means to find what you need from someone you never expected to fall in love with.  

Sharon Kay's Cover Reveal "KISSED BY A DEMON SPY



A novella, which is a companion piece to my Solsti series. (Garnet was in Wicked Waves.) Release date is October 7, 2014.

Blurb: Kidnapped as a teen and forced into a life of sexual slavery, Garnet vowed long ago to do whatever she could to spare others her fate. When karma comes full circle with an offer of freedom for her and her young son, she jumps at the chance.

Masquerading as a village innkeeper, Aden keeps his espionage work secret from the gentle pixies he lives among. Using his skills to prevent a group of vicious demons from attacking the innocent, his world is draped in mist, shadow, and danger.

Steeped in shame, Garnet is loath to share her past with Aden. But Aden senses a sweet, loyal strength in her that no amount of horror can erase. His dangerous work is the opposite of the stability Garnet craves. Yet Aden’s patience and strength make him the hero she never had. When the enemy targets them, Garnet and Aden realize that honesty is the truest form of courage.

Pre-order link: Amazon

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Burning Love by Cassandra Carr



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BURNING LOVE

CASSANDRA CARR

Blurb: Jude Fisher thinks his life is over. He’s been injured on the job as a firefighter and not recovering as well as he’d like. His friend cajoles him into doing a calendar shoot for a friend and Jude actually enjoys himself, even more so after literally running into a beautiful woman on his way out. Michaela owns a restaurant and works long hours to make it successful. The attraction between Jude and Michaela is instant, but their schedules are hell and they struggle to find time to connect. Then business at the restaurant skyrockets and Jude faces an uncertain future. As they battle for their livelihoods, both wonder if they’ll ever be free to pursue a real relationship or if they should just cut their losses.



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Excerpt: They walked to his truck and shared an easy silence on the way home. Michaela couldn’t remember a time she’d been more at ease with someone she didn’t know well. At her door, he pulled her to him. “Thanks for coming out with me. This was the most fun I’ve had in weeks. I’ll call you, and we’ll do it again soon.” “I had a great time, too.” “I’m glad.” Jude lowered his head and kissed her, capturing her chin in his large palm and turning her mouth to more fully meet his. His other arm remained around her waist, tightening and bringing their bodies fully flush from chest to hip. He ran his tongue along her lips, and she opened to him with a moan. Somewhere in the back of her mind, she knew they were taking things really fast, but try as she might, she couldn’t think of a good reason to slow down. Their tongues tangled in an intimate dance before he retreated to his own mouth and she chased him, moaning again when he briefly sucked on her tongue. His hand moved lower on her back, cupping her ample ass and pushing his groin into hers, making his erection obvious. They battled for control of the kiss, but Jude eventually won out, pushing the hand that had cupped her chin around to the back of her head to tilt her to his liking. Finally they broke apart, both breathing hard. Jude gasped for air. “Holy hell.” “Uh-huh.” “We need to stop, or I’m gonna start begging to take you right here.” “Okay.” At Jude’s expression of surprise, she realized what she’d said and had to resist the urge to roll her eyes at herself. “I meant, yes, we should stop.” Very witty commentary. “So you’re going to call me?” Jude held up the phone containing her number. “Count on it.” He waited for her to open her door before backing away. “See you soon, I hope.” Famous last words. 


Author bio
Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning erotic romance writer with Ellora's Cave, Sybarite Seductions/Twenty or Less Press, Decadent Publishing, Siren Publishing, and Loose Id. She lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra is the co-founder of two successful group blogs, Romancing the Jock and Dirty Birdies, and participates in several others as a contributor. Currently Cassandra also serves as president of Western New York Romance Writers. 
For more information about Cassandra, check out her Website ~ Facebook fan page ~ Twitter ~  Pinterest

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Scarlet Fury by Bridget Blackwood

It has been almost a year since mankind became aware of the world in shadows. It's been an adjustment, but life goes on and most have learned to adapt. There are some on both side that are not ready to let go of their plans. Madalaina Bonvillian believed nothing could harm her; she's the daughter of the former alpha and the sister of the current alpha, who would dare? After surviving a brutal attack, Madalaina must try to move forward, but where do you go when you feel like you've lost yourself?

Cleary Neil has kept his feeling for Madalaina to himself. He's been her friend, and now that's what she needs more than anything. The only problem is he can't shut off the part of himself that wants to protect his mate from the pain and confusion he sees in her.

Together they will go on an emotional journey to find out if love can heal all wounds. Time is of the essence, because enemies are gathering.






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A portion of the proceeds will be donated to RAINN.org, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network to help survivors of sexual assault. RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. 

Playlist:
1. Somewhere (Featuring Anneke Van Giersbergen) by Within Temptation
2. Away from Me by Evanesence
3. Marathon by Junkie XL
4. Safe and Sound by Madilyn Bailey
5. Hell and High Water by Black Stone Cherry
6. Broken Pieces by Apocalyptica
7. Edge of the World by Within Temptation
8. Hurricane by Ms Mr
9. Hate it When You See Me Cry by Halestorm
10. Falling Fast by Avril Lavigne
11. Stardust by Gemini Syndrome
12. The Other Side by Evanesence
13. Scarlet by In This Moment
14. Stay (feat. Merethe Soltvedt) by Two Steps from hell & Thomas Bergerson
15. BTSK by Ms Mr
16. Red Sorrow by Audiomachine
17. I will not bow by Breaking Benjamin
18. Through the Ghost by Shinedown
19. I Will Stay by We Are The Fallen
20. Men of Honor by Two Steps from hell & Thomas Bergerson
21. Counting Stars by OneRepublic
22. All of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix – Radio Edit) by John Legend


The World in Shadows series is available from Amazon, iTunes, B&N, Kobo, Page Foundry, and Scribd  



Meet the Author:
I'm a hopeless romantic and a sucker for love stories with a happy ending. I grew up in East Texas, where I met and married my high school sweetheart. Together we moved to Southern Illinois and have called it home for over a decade now.
The characters in my head are loud and bossy. I began writing down their stories in self defense. My first book, Rising Shadows, debuted on February 14, 2014, the first in a paranormal romance series called World in Shadows.
A social butterfly by nature, I love to talk. When I am not writing, I enjoys video games, going out for dinner so I don't have to cook, and laughing as much as possible. I am a big horror movie junkie, I watch gobs of them. I have an addiction to eye shadow, crazy hair colors, tattoos, and glitter.
At home, I'm a wife and mother of three children, Blackwood Boy, Ballerina Blackwood, and Bitsy Blackwood. I also claim my fur babies; a pug, a boxer, and four cats bent on world domination



World in Shadows reading order

1) Rising Shadows

1.5) Winter's Kiss

2) A Scarlet Fury


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You’ll Think of Me by Lucia Franco Release Blitz

Blurb:     
Luke Jackson.
With his thick southern drawl and seductive charm, Luke is the country boy everyone adores. He has his future mapped out, but his plans with Olivia are suddenly derailed when she makes a decision that blindsides him, changing the path they both envisioned.
As Luke struggles to keep everything in check during a difficult time in his life, he must put his trust in the one person who broke it to begin with. The last time they saw each other, Olivia busted his heart wide open, turning him into the man he is today.
When Olivia returns to her roots, just like Luke said she would, he is shocked for more reasons than one. Nine years have passed since they've seen each other, and when their roads collide unexpectedly, Luke can only push his worry and misgivings away for so long.
Things are different now—they are strangers—and the rope that once bound Olivia's heart to South Fork, Georgia is pulling her back in, forcing her to remember how it used to be all those years ago.


Available at: Amazon   

Excerpt:
“Nate,” she groaned with a sigh. “There can’t be anymore dates between us. I’m sorry, but this is the one and only date. I had a great time tonight, but this is it.”
“How about you let me decide that,” he said in all seriousness.
“No. We can’t. As much as I enjoyed myself tonight, this is it. No more. Don’t you see the lines we’re crossing?”


Olivia’s forehead wrinkled with concern. How was it that he didn’t have a drop of worry? Was he only thinking about himself?
“I do see that,” he said moving in closely, “but I don’t give a fuck about any imaginary lines, Olivia. I want you, and I’m pretty sure you want me too. So what’s the problem here? And don’t give me that patient/doctor shit. I told you I would switch doctors. What’s your problem? You can’t deny the chemistry between us. It’s there. It’s pulling at us both and you know it. I can read your eyes and see it. It’s been there since the day we met. Don’t deny it.”
Olivia glanced around the parking lot. Deep down she wasn’t sure if she was ready to put herself on the line again, but by the deep undertone he used, she knew Nate was fuming.
“I don’t have a problem with us. What I do have a problem with is you finding a new doctor. Dr. Thatcher is the best.”
“I understand,” he answered staring down at her, “but you diagnosed my problem and it seems like an easy one to fix at that. So I could switch doctors with no issue. Nate-3-, Livy, still 0. Go ahead. Give me another reason, Liv, and that will put me at 4 points and you 0, because you know I’ll win that one too.” He formed his fingers into a ‘0’ as he said it with a know-it-all-defensive-fucking-try-me attitude.
Shit. She was all out of reasons, not that she had many to begin with. She was holding back. Her one gripe was the fact that she was his doctor and he just blew that argument out of the water.
Olivia didn’t want to get hurt and feared she would. It was a gut feeling she didn’t want to ignore. She was afraid to be around Nate. He managed to knock down some of her walls, expose her layers so early on and she wasn’t used to it. No one other than Luke had done that to her. She knew she’d fall hard for him, but not until she was ready to on her terms. When the time came she would let go and love again.
“Stop,” he ordered.
“Stop what?”
“Stop thinking so hard,” he demanded with a drawl. “I can see it spinning in your pretty brown eyes.” He was just an inch away from her now and breathing down on her.
“I see what you’re doing, finding ways to say no,” he whispered. “You’re so easy to read, Liv. I know you already in this little amount of time. I paid attention to you, your body. Your incredibly sexy body that I want so, so fucking bad…” Nate trailed off, growling under his breath as he slid an arm around her lower back and pulled her up against him.
“Stop looking for an out,” Nate insisted.
“Nathaniel,” she whispered. “I can’t.”
“Says who? You? You’re the one fighting me on it right now, Liv. Don’t tell me you don’t feel it between us. Just let go and give us a damn try.”



Author Bio:
Lucia currently resides in South Florida with her brainy husband and wild kids who drive her up a wall. There's never a dull moment in her hectic world, but Lucia wouldn't change a thing. Luckily she has a strong man to stand by her side and combat the craziness with her. YOU'LL THINK OF ME is not her first book, but it's the first one she's completed and likes. The others will come at a later date.

Author Links: FB ~ Goodreads   Twitter- @whiskeygirl06


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The Prince Charming Book Blitz

It's finally here! 

The first book in the 
Search Series!!! 





Title: The Prince Charming Search 
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy 
Author: Amanda Kay 

Synopsis:
HIS TOUCH IS GENTLE… HIS KISS PASSIONATE… HE LOVES ME HARD… ONLY ONE PROBLEM HE BITES. ~TAI~ Every girl dreams of finding her very own prince and Tai thinks she has done just that with the sexy and sultry Raiden. The only downfall to Raiden is she knows he hasn't told her everything. What happens when Prince Charming is actually a vampire? A prince, but a vampire. Can Tai stand by Raiden and end her Prince Charming search or will fear drive her away?







About the Author:
I am a Paranormal/Fantasy Adult Romance Author
I'm twenty-nine years old, but will be twenty-nine in May. I am a Navy Wife and a mother of two. My daughter was born December 4, 2010 and my son was born July 18, 2013. My husband and I have been married for almost seven years, but we have been together since our junior year of high school and we have known each other since 8th grade, yes a long time.

I am a Florida girl at heart, but since getting married I have lived in Washington, South Carolina, and our latest move Connecticut. I hold a B.A. in Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Writing is something I love and since I am blessed to be a stay at home mom I thought I would try my hand at getting the stories in my head out and see how far I could go. I tried a few years ago to go through a Literary Agency, but it went nowhere. The self-publishing market was just starting to get hot so I self-published two books mainly for family and friends. I then discovered the world of New Adult. I wanted to stick with my paranormal roots and began thinking up story ideas that took on not only a paranormal element, but a fantasy element as well

My Motto: Not your average Fairy Tales 

So, that is me in a nutshell. I am a little crazy and simple and I love my life and my family.

Links: Facebook ~ Website ~ Twitter

Monday, August 25, 2014

Peanut Goes To School- Thea Harrison

Book Name: Peanut Goes To School

Book released: June 30, 2014

Author's Name: Thea Harrison

Category: F/M

Main Characters: Liam AKA Peanut

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Heat Level: Cuteness

Blurb: Dragos Cuelebre is no longer the only dragon.

Dragos’s son Liam Cuelebre (a.k.a. Peanut) is springing into existence, reminiscent of the first of the Elder Races who were born at the beginning of the world. At just six months of age, he has already grown to the size of a large five-year-old boy. He can read, write in complete sentences, and his math skills are off the chart.

A white dragon in his Wyr form, Liam also holds more Power than almost anyone else. In an effort to give him a taste of normality, no matter how fleeting, his parents Pia and Dragos enroll him in first grade.

They hope school will help teach Liam how to relate to others, a vital skill that will help him control his growing Power. But school has a surprising number of pitfalls, and relating to others can be a tricky business.

When a classmate is threatened, Liam must quickly learn self-control, how to rein in his instincts, and govern his temper, because there’s no doubt about it—he is fast becoming one of the most dangerous creatures in all of the Elder Races.


Reviewed by LT

Rating: 5
This was a very short, very cute book with lessons attached. This novella is for lovers of the Elder Races series who want to get an inside look at the couples day to day life. I really liked seeing more of the characters from previous books. We find ourselves going to the first grade with the leader of  the Wyr's first born child. Liam has grown from a toddler to the age of 6 years old in a matter of days because his mom, Pia, told him he needed to be a big boy while they were having a health scare with his father Dragos.  Liam has more power than anyone has ever seen before, and his parents believe it's a good idea for him to be around other children so he can learn social skills. Sadly one of the first things he learns is bullying from children and adults. For the first time in his short life he is left alone to handle things on his own.

Pia Saves the Day by Thea Harrison

Book Name: Pia Saves the Day

Series Name: The Elder Races (novella)

Book released: June 21, 2014

Author's Name: Thea Harrison

Category: F/M

Main Characters: Pia & Dragos

Author's Website ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ B/N

Heat Level: Mind Blowing

Blurb: In the latest story of the Elder Races, two mates face their deadliest challenge yet—each other…
Pia and Dragos’s magical young son Liam (the Peanut), is growing at an unprecedented rate, and if that isn't enough, he is also exhibiting new, and unpredictable, magical gifts. To protect him, the concerned parents decide to move to upstate New York.
Both Dragos and Pia relish the idea of leaving behind the city. They finally have the space to indulge their Wyr side, and Liam can grow in safety. It’s a breath of fresh air—literally—but their idyllic situation is shattered when Dragos is injured in a freak accident.
Stripped of his memory and bereft of Pia’s taming influence, there’s nothing holding back Dragos’s darkest side. And in order to restore her family and save her mate, Pia must confront the most powerful menace in Elder Races history.
It’s going to take more than a penny to fix this…


Reviewed by LT
My Rating: 5
Let me start by saying I love what Thea is doing, I personally haven't seen another author do this. Which is, write novellas about the same couple that started the whole series. I really like to be able to go back and see how they are doing now, plus the ups and downs of their relationship. 

Pia thinks she has just felt the death of her mate. Running full speed to the accident site, Pia digs with her bare hands in the rumble of a building that has just fallen on Dragos, her mate. To her surprise Dragos burst free from the rumble in his dragon form with no memory of her or his present life. He then flies off to parts unknown. Pia jumps into action to protect Dragos and the Wyr race. By going after Dragos she hopes to help heal him so he can regain his memories and the love they shared. 


Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Blast & Giveaway Tour- Simon by V.A. Dodd



SIMON
Le Beau Series, Book 1

NOTE: Complete novel. No cliffhanger. Dual POV. Rated 18+ for language and strong sexual content.

Four years of honorably serving his country has left Simon, Cade’s younger brother, damaged and trapped in wolf form. Little did he know the only person with the ability to heal him completely would be found at home. Literally. Now that he’s found her, he is desperate to claim her.
Rose is a beautiful, voluptuous woman with limited experience with men. Although she's confident, she still has reservations. Never having a family of her own, her fear of abandonment has her fleeing romantic relationships, and doubting herself.
Travis is insane. A deadly loose cannon that a secret organization hired to destroy the Le Beau family by denying them their mates. Permanently.
Simon’s dream will be lost forever unless he is able to maintain human form.
Rose needs unconditional love and a mate to create the family she’s always wanted.
Travis’s all-consuming drive is to take Rose for himself.
Will Simon ever be whole again, able to claim his mate, giving Rose the love and family she so desperately craves? Or will Travis destroy them both?







Excerpt 
She looked at him over her shoulder. His blue eyes seared her with heat. The intensity of his stare made her shiver.Lifting one hand, he laid his fingers against the blush of her cheek.Then hewrapped his arms around her from behind. He buried his nose in her hair and let his wolf rumble in satisfaction. “I’m ready to show you off at Julia’s whenever you are.”

“Let me check my face and hair. It’ll only take a minute.” She returned a few minutes later looking amazing.

Her hair was pulled back in a fashionable messy bun. A single strand was left loose to fall down the side of her face to the tip of her breast. He longed to follow that strand to its destination, scrape his teeth against her nipple and inhale her precious scent.

She was without a doubt the most beautiful creature he’d ever seen in his life. Rose placed her arms around his neck, and he relished how her warmth seeped into his body.

“I may have to change my mind, you look too good, and I’ll be forced to kill some idiot who tries to dance with you.”

She rolled her eyes at him and grabbed her purse. “Come on, Romeo, I’m ready for a boat ride and a turn around the dance floor.”

Simon held her hand as she got into the boat then jumped in and revved the motor. “I’ll go slow so I don’t mess up your gorgeous hair.”He winked.

She blew him a kiss and fluffed her hair dramatically.

Even going slow it only took twenty minutes to reach the pier serving the bar. He already heard the music and boisterous patrons. He cut the motor and helped her exit safely; boats weren’t designed for high heels.

Rose looked up and down the line of boat slips and shoreline. “Where’s her sign?”

“She doesn’t have one. We’d rather random humans didn’t wonder in. Mates are more than welcome, but the occasional human to happen upon the bar isn’t very well received.”

He led her to an open table. “I’ll get us drinks, would you like wine or a whiskey Coke?”

“A whiskey Coke sounds great.” Her eyes were bright with excitement as she checked out the crowd.

He squeezed into an open spot at the bar and waved over his cousin. “Julia! How are you, cher?”

“Oh,mon dieu! Simon, it’s so good to see you. I heard you found your mate.”

“I did.” He gestured to their table. “Rose is seated right there, stop over if you get a break.”

“Oh, elle est de toute beauté. You’re a lucky man, cuz.”

“Don’t I know it.” He grinned. “Can I get a Whiskey Coke and a beer?”

“Oui.”

He turned his back to the bar to check on Rose. Simon’s breath caught as she unconsciously moistened her lip with the tip of her pink tongue. That mouth was made for sin, with its plush lower lip. He imagined her mouth doing wicked things to a certain part of his anatomy. Blood thrummed in his veins. Simon turned to inconspicuously adjust himself, his faded jeans were suddenly way too tight. Her intoxicating scent of coffee and cinnamon rolls licked at his groin even from across the room. He wanted to rub himself all over her, saturating her with his scent whenever they were in public. His wolf wouldn’t be satisfied until they were mated.

Gazing at her across the room his blood surged, he imagined her naked on his bed, her thighs parted in invitation. He lowered his head and tasted her passion. Loving her long into the night, her excited cries entwining with his hoarse groans as they made the bed shudder and shake. He shook his head.He really needed to get control of his randy thoughts. This was date night and he would show her a good time away from his bed for once. Down boy,he snarled at his wolf. When he glanced at her again she was snickering and shaking her head at him. He must be imagining loudly.

“Here you go, no charge, and congratulations, Simon.” Julia rapped her knuckles on the bar top before she turned her attention to making another customer’s drink. She was very busy, so he left her to it. He’d barely taken his seat when the band took the stage for another set. He stood and held his hand out to Rose. “May I have this dance?”

“Why, yes, you may,” she said playing along.

Simon held her close enough to see the sparkles in her blue eyes. He loved the way her gaze lit up when she was happy. But his wolf itched to see her eyes dazed with passion as he made love to her, and then sated and sleepy afterwards. For now holding her on the dance floor would do. Rose’s intoxicating fragrance surrounded him, teasing his senses. He was in heaven.

He cupped her cheek with a large, warm palm. “I’m so happy you moved into our house, Rose. Having you in my arms makes me the luckiest man in the world.” The moment she agreed to move to his house he’d called it their home. His glowing blue eyes regarded her with a tenderness that made her breath hitch.

She tightened her arms around his neck, urging his face closer to hers. “I didn’t want to go back to Anna’s, to an empty bed anymore,” she told him. “If you really plan to have me as your mate, it only made sense.”

“Just say the word and I’m yours completely. Forever.” He smiled, then dipped his head, kissed her deeply and nuzzled her.


AUTHOR BIO:
V.A.Dold is the bestselling author of the Le Beau Brothers series, New Orleans
wolf shifter novels. A graduate of Saint Cloud University, she majored in marketing. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a publicist to the authors, owning Innovative Online Book Tours and ARC Author & Reader Con's (ARC NOLA) (ARC Phoenix). Still is. The companies mesh so well together, much like PB&J.
Her idea of absolute heaven is a day in the French Quarter filled with nothing but her computer, her coffee mug and the Brothers, of course.
A Minnesota native with her heart lost to Louisiana, she has a penchant for titillating tales featuring sexy men and strong women. When she's not writing, she's probably taking in a movie, reading or traveling.
Her earliest reading memories are from grade school. She had a major fixation with horses, and the Black Stallion was a favorite. Then junior high came along and teenage hormones kicked in. It became all about the Harlequin Romances. She has been hooked on romances ever since.


AUTHOR CONTACT LINK: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Goodreads

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Loving the Omega by Carrie Ann Ryan

Book Name: Loving the Omega

Author's Name: Carrie Ann Ryan
  
Category: M/F - Paranormal Romance

Main Characters: Maddox & Ellie
  
Series: Redwood Pack (novella) #7.5

Release Date: 07/15/14


BLURBMaddox Jamenson almost lost his mate before he knew she existed, but his life is now exactly how he’d dreamed it. The war with the Centrals is over, and his family is healing one day at a time. Ellie is reveling in the simple perfection that is her life and family now, but that doesn’t mean she can shed the self-doubts and concerns that come with being a new mother, mate, and Redwood.When a disturbance in their quiet life threatens to ruin everything they’ve fought for, Maddox and Ellie will have to learn not only to rely on each other more than ever, but find within themselves the power to forgive.

Reviewed By: Wendy
My Rating: 4
Months after the end of the war we find Maddox and Ellie settling into life as parents to a young headstrong girl. Between building the pack back up and raising a child, their relationship is still forming into to marriage with a strong foundation of love and trust. Being the Omega, Maddox feels everything from the whole pack, and coupled with all the latest tragedy in his life, he is starting to have horrible nightmares. Ellie, since she is fully mated with Maddox now feels a small amount of what he feels with the pack and will do everything in her power to help him cope with so much hurt and pain. When their daughter goes missing, both feel like they don't deserve the lives they have now but working together they can overcome anything. Pulling on their bond they reconnect and only get stronger so they can become the family they all need.

Fighting Fate by Carrie Ann Ryan

Book Name: Fighting Fate

Author's Name: Carrie Ann Ryan

Category: M/F- Paranormal Romance

Main Characters:Logan & Cailin

Series: Redwood Pack #7

Release Date: June 10, 2014

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BLURBWith her blue-black hair and striking green eyes, Cailin Jamenson is the epitome of beauty and the exemplar of strength. She has fought the enforced boundaries of being the lone Jamenson daughter and Redwood Pack princess, but it is the potential future with the dark wolf in her path that threatens everything she thought she desired.Logan Anderson’s own darkness provided the reasoning for his abandonment of his former Pack, the Talons. Now, newly accepted into the Redwood Pack, this jade-eyed wolf and all she represents could be his own undoing.
In this final installment of the Redwood Pack, unimaginable tragedy strikes, and the two wolves who have fought the longest for their independence now face the uncertainty of fate and the epic battle that could end the war… and their lives.


Reviewed By: Wendy
My Rating: 4.5
Even though this is the last book in the series, there will be a few more novellas following up on the Redwood pack and their mates. Not sure how to begin with this review, I really enjoyed the book once I got past all the crying I did in the first chapter. I can completely understand and see why the author did what she did, it needed to be done for the story to continue and grow. 
Cailin, the Redwood pack princess and only female out of all the Jamenson kids knew who her mate was but refused to acknowledge him until a horrible tragedy occurred that pulled them together. Knowing she needed Logan but not wanting to submit, Cailin was tore between what she needed to do. Going to him for comfort she never realized he would welcome her with open arms. Logan, a new member to the Redwood pack and brother in law to one of Cailin's brothers, knew from day one that she was his mate. He also knew that his wolf would welcome her in any way he could get her. Neither Logan nor his inner wolf wanted to ever dominate Cailin or her wolf, but she needed to see that for herself. Once they do finally come together they are in the fight until the end and their main goal is to kill the demon who is responsible for all the tragedy that has fallen on the Redwood pack. Working together can they send the devil back to Hell??
I hate to see the series come to an end but I am looking forward to the spin-off series from the Talon pack.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Top Ten Reasons Hyenas Rule

Hyenas are usually thought of in the animal kingdom as the “bad guys.” In my Hyena Heat series, the hyena shifters are anything but bad and are awesome heroes in their own right. Here’s my top ten list for why Hyenas Rule:


  1. They tri-mate: Three guys share one girl

  2. They’re fiercely protective

  3. They like to take long vacations in the winter

  4. They’re born snugglers

  5. There’s always one that’s a good cook

  6. If you need a shoulder to cry on, you have your choice of three

  7. They're all about their families and taking care of their mate and kids


  8. Some of them search for their mate for years, never settling until they find the perfect woman!

  9. They will do anything to make their mate happy

  10. The traditions of their people include a really awesome ceremony where they promise to love their mate forever!



Every Sunset Forever 
Hyena Heat, #3 

Release date – August 12th!

Raised by wolves, were-hyena Whisper Callahan has spent the better part of her life struggling to fit into a world where she’s the odd one out.  Her adopted family loves her, of that she has no doubt, but now they’re encouraging her to connect with her own kind.  At an annual gathering of unmated were-hyenas in Pennsylvania, Whisper finds herself torn between the past she never knew and the family who raised her as their own.
 Were-hyenas Nyte, Azrael, and Fade don’t expect much to come from the gathering except a few days off from work at Stone’s Gym in Dalton, Kentucky.  They don’t expect to follow the sound of tears and find their mate crying in the woods.  And they certainly don’t expect to find themselves trying to protect her from her own family while she comes to terms with all that she learns about herself and her past.  But hyenas are nothing if not protective of their mates, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to keep her safe.  And keep her forever.
 It wouldn’t be a Hyena Heat novel without plenty of hot m/f/m/m loving, three males that would do anything for their mate, and a female that is in need of love.  Expect plenty of possessive behavior and excessive use of the word ‘mine’.


 Available for Pre-Order: Amazon   Amazon UK  Apple iBookstore   Kobo   


Every Dawn Forever
Hyena Heat, #2

When Orion and his were-hyena clan rescue a she-wolf hiding in a bus station bathroom, they had no idea that they would be staring into the tear-filled eyes of their mate.  They’ll do anything to keep her safe and make her theirs forever, even if it means keeping her at arms’ length.
 Sydney Nichols never believed she would know what freedom felt like until she found a way to escape her abusive mate.  But before she escaped, her mate did something to her, and she’s unable to hide the effects of his tampering when the group is stranded overnight during a storm.  When the truth comes out, will they forgive her and embrace their future, or will she lose the only good thing she’s ever had?
Contains m/f/m/m interaction.
Available at: Amazon   B&N   Smashwords   Kobo   


Every Night Forever 

Hyena Heat, #1

After narrowly avoiding a personal disaster, she-wolf Alyssa Morgan can’t wait to leave her wolf pack and start her life over. Trying to rebuild her shattered self-esteem, she swears off relationships. When she accepts a job at Stone’s gym, working for three hunky were-hyena brothers, she discovers the hardest thing she ever had to do wasn’t leaving her pack, but keeping them at arm’s length.
 Dante, Cairo, and Mason Stone have been unlucky in love. As were-hyenas, they need to share a mate, and they hadn’t found the right woman… until Alyssa walks through the door. But the sweet she-wolf is anything but interested in a relationship with them. Oppressed within her wolf pack, she doesn’t see herself as worthy of their affection. When her life is threatened and they almost lose her, they decide it’s time to convince her that she is their mate and they are perfect for each other.
This story contains one she-wolf trying to find herself, three overprotective were-hyenas with love on their minds, m/f/m/m interaction, neck biting, and symbolic tattoos.
 Available at: Amazon   B&N   Smashwords   Kobo   iTunes   


About the Author:
A Midwesterner by birth, R.E. spent much of her childhood rewriting her favorite books to include herself as the main character. Later, she graduated on to writing her own books after "retiring" from her day job as a secretary to become a stay-at-home mom. When not playing with her kids, wrestling her dogs out the door, or cooking dinner for her family, you'll find her typing furiously and growling obscenities to the characters on the screen. Her best-selling series The Wolf's Mate, Wiccan-Were-Bear, The Necklace Chronicles, Hyena Heat, Wilde Creek, and Ashland Pride are available now.
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