Friday, September 12, 2014

Blog Tour- Artemis's Hunt by Lia Davis



Artemis's Hunt by Lia Davis
(Sons of War #2.5)
By Lia Davis


Blurb: Artemis, goddess of the hunt, has lived with heartache for the last fifteen hundred years, believing her only love is dead. That’s what her father—Zeus, king of the gods—told her. After recent events brought the truth to light,
Artemis must gather the courage to face her lost love again.
Evangelos, former god of messengers, was content living in the mortal world until he discovered he has a daughter and her mother is Artemis. When the goddess shows up at his place of employment with tales of renewing his god status, he’s skeptical. Zeus wouldn’t reverse the curse out of the goodness of his heart. There is always a catch. The god king wants something in return.
When Artemis explains she has to hunt down her stepmother, Hera, in order to get Evan back into Zeus’s good graces, Evan demands to accompany her. However, the journey turns out to be a test that could bring them closer together or tear them apart forever.


 

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Excerpt
Artemis sat on a stone bench in the rose gardens outside the dragons’ home—her daughter’s new home with her mate, Tyson. Tears blurred her vision and her nose tingled, fueling her anger at herself for daring to believe for even an instant that things could be as they once were. Evan didn't want her, not after so much time had passed. She was going on Zeus’s mission, regardless— deliver his message then return home, alone.
She sensed her daughter before she entered the small courtyard. “I saw Evangelos.”
“I know. He called.”
“He didn't want me there.” Although she tried to contain the storm of emotions within, some of her misery leaked out in her tone, frustrating her further. It was bad enough that she ached from a rejection she should have foreseen. She should have better control than to let others, even her daughter, know of her weakness, and finding she didn't was humbling.
Ashlynn appeared in front of her as she knelt down and took her hands. “That is not true. He’s hurting, like you. Men handle feelings different than we do.”
After a few moments, Artemis squared her shoulders. “I have to find Hera.”
“What? Why?”
She met her daughter’s concerned stare. “I have to deliver a message to her for Zeus. In exchange, Evangelos gets reinstated as a god.”
Ashlynn stood, folded her arms, and narrowed her eyes. “If you live through it. Do you even know where she is?”
“No, but I must find her.”
“Not alone, you aren't.” The masculine voice behind her attracted her attention and Artemis jumped to her feet and whirled around to glare at Evangelos, standing a few feet away. Annoyance made her blood run cold. “You have no right to tell me what to do.”
He stepped forward, but Artemis held her ground. “Why do you get to choose how I get my godhood back? How do you know I even want it back?”
Artemis drew back, shocked. How could he not want to return home? Return to her? Pain gripped her heart like a vise, making it difficult to grasp what he tried to tell her. Had he moved on? A lump lodged in her throat.
After a moment, she turned away. “I see.”
His thick, strong arms encircled her, squeezing her tight against him. “Please don’t teleport away from this argument.”
The growl in his voice mixed with his familiar cedar scent was her undoing. It’d been too long since she’d been held by him. Turning toward him, she cupped his face. “I've spent the last millennia and a half believing you were dead, never seeing your smile, never hearing your voice. Now that I've found you, it would be unbearable for me to let you go again.”
He stared at her for a brief moment before crushing his lips to hers. Sliding her hands to his nape, she pressed her body to his and opened when he swiped his tongue along the seam of her lips. Tingles skittered over his skin, intensifying her mounting desire.
Artemis broke the kiss. She released a sigh as she rested her head against his chest. “I need to find Hera.”


Meet the hero of Artemis’s Hunt

The son of Hermes, Evangelos was a minor god of messengers and very much in love with Artemis for most of his life. He loved her fire, compassion for children, and how beautiful she was while on a hunt. Unable to stay away from her, he talked the goddess into hunting with him and after a week wooed her.
But what goes up must be destroyed. His whole world crumbled around him the day Zeus accused him of a crime he didn’t commit and cursed him to an immortal life in the human realm. 
For fifteen hundred years, he made a life for himself among humans, content with the idea of never seeing another god or goddess for the rest of his existence. Until he discovered he had a daughter. 
Stats:
Name: Evangelos 
Human name: Evan Martin
Hair color: black 
Eye color: emerald green 
Height: 6’3” 
Children: Ashlynn 
Story told in: Artemis’s Hunt 
Other appearances: Ashes of War

About The Author 
Lia Davis is the author of the bestselling shifter series, Ashwood Falls, a
mother to two young adults and three kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it! An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs. Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Guarding Poppy by Christine Wenrick

Book Name: Guarding Poppy

Author's Name: Christine Wenrick

Category: M/F

Main Characters:  Alec & Poppy

Series: Men of Brahm Hill #2

Release Date: 08/01/14

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BLURBOne night . . . one violent, supernatural battle . . . and five stories of the men whose lives will be changed by it.
Alec Lambert was born to lead. He’s a ruling Elder of The Brethren, possessing steely confidence, natural smarts, and decisive problem solving abilities . . . and he’s not too bad on the eyes, either. Everything in his life has gone exactly according to plan—until the night of Brahm Hill. Alec loses his best friend at the hands of the uncle he trusted like a father, along with his previously unshakable faith to lead those with whom he’s charged. Despite this, he continues to press ahead, and for his next assignment he’s asked to protect a very beautiful but very clumsy Dhampir who’s being hunted by a powerful warlock. Suddenly, he finds his whole Brethren world is turned upside down . . . and he finds himself harboring a desire for her he can’t explain.

Poppy Honeywell knows she’s far from perfect. Bad things tend to happen when she’s around. She’s more than a little clumsy, with a phobia or two mixed in. Not to mention that her name is certainly unusual. But she doesn’t have time to worry about all that because she’s on the run and not about to back down from the arrogant Elder who’s just been assigned as her protector. The real problem, though . . . she’s irresistibly drawn to this man who faces constant danger and takes charge so naturally. But Poppy also sees that taking charge of others helps Alec mask his own very deep pain.

Will Alec find his way out of the darkness and surrender to his feelings for Poppy before the warlock chasing her catches up to them both?


Reviewed By: Wendy
My Rating: 5
What didn't I like about this story- absolutely nothing! From the first page to the last page I was pulled in completely. I for one loved Alec's arrogant attitude from the first time he was introduced. If you have the knowledge and power to back up the cocky attitude, then OWN IT. Not 5 pages in I am crying, but even though it was a sad cry, I knew that happiness was coming for me and Alec- lol.  The darkness and guilt that pulls at Alec is something he thinks he deserves and with Poppy feeling almost the same way they begin to understand the pull they feel towards each other is mutual. Poppy never met her father because he died before she was born. The evil warlock chasing her now was in love with her father before Poppy was even born. When the evil female warlock kills Poppy's mother, Poppy knows she needs protection so she goes to an old family friend who calls on Alec to protect and watch over her. 
Protecting Poppy's body is not all Alec wants to do to it. When they both open up about their pasts, love starts to blossom and all Hell breaks loose. When you know what you want and what you deserve to make yourself happy, you will do whatever it takes. That is exactly what they both do to save themselves and each other. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Book Spotlight for Forbidden Blood by R. L. Kenderson


Forbidden Blood

by R.L. Kenderson

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book Length: 95,000 words


SYNOPSIS
Next in line to lead the vampire species, Princess Naya Kensington has always abided by her royal responsibilities. At the urging of her best friend, Naya breaks the rules and crosses the line when she goes to a human nightclub. Following a chance encounter, Naya alters her life with a singular act forged from lust and blood.

Vaughn Llewelyn has secrets and obligations of his own, but he ignores them when he spots Naya across the nightclub. He wants her in a way he’s never felt before, and although he can’t possibly have more than one night with Naya, he knows no one else will do.

One night of forbidden love creates a bond that will forever change both of their lives…as well as their worlds.


EXCERPT

As Naya moved closer, she found a small opening near the corner of the bar. When she reached the counter, it was obvious as to why the space had been empty. Next to her sat a disheveled man perched on a stool. He stank of alcohol and smelled like he was about a week overdue for a shower. He ogled her, making her uncomfortable, but people were swarming the bar around her, so she was unable to put the space she wanted between herself and the dirty drunk.

However, she was sick of people forcing her to do things she didn’t want to do, whether it was consciously or subconsciously on their part. She was going to get a drink, head to the floor, and dance until she started to have fun, even if it killed her. She would not let anyone ruin her plans.

“Hey, baby,” he said as he scooted closer, looking her up and down and almost falling over in the process. Apparently, his intoxicated state wasn’t going to stop him because he next slurred, “You’re hot,” as he swayed into her personal bubble.

She’d had to hold her breath when he spoke since his teeth hadn’t met a toothbrush in some time.

Naya faced forward and ignored him, hoping he would get the hint. While situations like this didn’t happen often, she had learned that silence was sometimes the best policy.

He leaned in closer. “I said, hey, baby.”

This time, she gave him a stern look. “Sir, I am not your baby.” She turned away, praying the straightforward approach would work.

“Wanna come home with me tonight? We can grab a six-pack of beer and fuck.”

She gasped. “No!” Gross.

“What? You don’t like beer?” He laughed at his joke and extended his hand to touch her.

She jerked her arm away and lifted her chin with confidence. “I’m here with someone.”

If only it were true.

He called her bluff. “I don’t see anyone with you. Why are you playing hard to get, dollface?”

She groaned. Why won’t he go away?

She took a small step back, irritated that she had to be the one to leave, when she sensed a presence behind her. Even though she couldn’t see the person, she knew immediately that he was big, male, and powerful. But she wasn’t afraid. In fact, a calm sense of relief came over her, and she instinctively recognized he was the one who had been watching her. The deep feelings he’d first stirred in her now flared to life. Anticipation, excitement, arousal, and exhilaration fused into one. Her head was spinning as her nostrils flared, and the lonely place between her legs blazed to life.

From the mirror behind the bar, she caught a glimpse of a virile male before he slipped his arm around her waist and pulled her flush against him, engulfing her body with his own. He kissed her neck and lingered there as if he had the right.

She tilted her head and let him.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR
R.L. Kenderson is two best friends writing under one name. Renae wrote her first poem in third grade and learned she might have a knack for this writing thing, while Lara remembers sneaking her grandmother’s Harlequin novels when she was probably too young to be reading them and always knew she wanted to write her own.
When they met in college, they bonded over their love of reading and the TV show Charmed. What really spiced up their friendship was when Lara introduced Renae to romance novels, and when they discovered their first vampire romance they knew there would always be a special place in their hearts for paranormal romance. After being unable to find certain storylines and characteristics they wanted to read about in the hundreds of books they consumed, they decided to write their own.
They both live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area where they’re a sonographer/stay-at-home mom and pharmacist by day and sexy author by night.



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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Milly Taiden's TWICE THE GROWL Blog Tour and Giveaway

Twice the Growl
Paranormal Dating Agency
© Milly Taiden

Talia Barca needs a date. Badly. She uses the services of the Paranormal Dating Agency hoping for a decent guy to take to a family wedding. A wedding her ex-husband has wormed his way into as a guest.
Connor and Theron want Tally to complete their Alpha triad. She's sexy, curvy and funny. But she's human. And they're not sure she'll go for a relationship with two men at the same time.


As if deciding to give two men a shot wasn’t difficult enough, Tally will also need to deal with a threat from the pack. She'll either prove she's strong enough to be an Alpha mate or find herself at the mercy of a vicious opponent.

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Excerpt:
Property of Milly Taiden


Talia Barca stared gloomily at her drink. How would she ever survive the next time she saw her ex-husband? The rat bastard.

“So what are you going to do?” her cousin, Nita Islas asked. The soft question broke through Tally’s misery.

“I don’t know,” she muttered and lifted her amaretto sour to her lips. She gripped the cold glass tightly so the shaking of her hand wouldn’t cause her to let it drop. Stupid nerves. There was no real reason to be nervous and yet she was. So what that she hadn’t seen her ex in years. Her entire family had been invited to her cousin’s upcoming wedding, a wedding he’d also attend. That meant nothing. Okay, it did mean she had to see his dumbass again. To make matters worse, if she didn’t attend she’d look like she hadn’t gotten over him. How stupid was that when she’d been the one to put in for the divorce in the first place.

“Stop thinking so hard, babe.” Nita shrugged her shoulders. Her black, wide-neck top dove to the side and showed off a sparkly bra strap over golden brown skin. “I mean our entire family should know at this point that he was a jerk to you.”

“You already know they think it was miscommunication. Makes shit worse that he’s been great to most of them. That’s why they never really pushed him out of their circle.” She swallowed a gulp of her drink, draining what was left in the glass.

“If my parents weren’t traveling most of the year they’d support you too. This isn’t fair if you ask me. I mean the guy was a dick to you.”

A dick with a small dick. That’s what she’d called him once she’d given up on trying to make shit work. She sighed. An entire week near Paul of wedding festivities was not what she was looking forward to. He had a god-complex the size of Texas. It made no sense since he didn’t have the body or equipment to back that up. Not even something a person should be proud of. He was an all-star asshole.

“I’ll think of something.” Tally sighed. She’d better think of something ASAP or she’d have to decline attending and that would look even worse. She didn’t hide from shit, but Paul was one of those people that the mere thought of him gave her a headache.

Nita slapped her drink on the table with a thump. “What about Mrs. Wilder?”

“Gerri? My neighbor?”

“Yes!” Nita leaned forward. “Didn’t she tell you as we were walking out tonight that she’s running her business from her apartment in your building?” Nita’s brown eyes widened with excitement. “If I recall, she said it’s a matchmaking or dating service or something like that.”

Tally frowned and swept a long black curl behind her ear, trying to remember the conversation. Mrs. Wilder was her older neighbor from across the hall and a lot of fun. They were the only two on her floor and so Tally visited the older woman quite often. The reason was more so she wouldn’t feel alone than Mrs. Wilder being old. Tally didn’t really get along with her family thanks to asshole Paul. Now her days were either spent with Nita or Mrs. Wilder. The older neighbor always had a ton of male visitors. She came from a huge family and she’d mentioned some of her grandsons would be moving in to the building in the next few weeks.

“She did say something like that,” Tally mused.

“Well, there you go!” Nita passed her empty glass to the waitress, grabbed a fresh one and lifted it to her lips. “Problem solved.”

Maybe. Or maybe she’d be in deeper shit if she allowed the elderly woman to mess with her personal life. When it came to men, Tally had some seriously sucky luck. She glanced around the bar that was located a few blocks from her building. The crowd was younger than she cared to be surrounded with, but in a college town, it was bound to happen. At thirty-two, she’d started to feel like a miserable old lady surrounded by hot young men. She didn’t see how her personal life could get any better.

“You need to talk to more men,” Nita said as if reading her mind.

“I’m too old for dating,” she grumbled but smiled at the waitress who’d given her a new drink. “I’m about to get my cat lady starter kit any day now. Men are too much work.”

Nita laughed. “You’re insane. You’re gorgeous! What the heck would possess you to say you’re too old? Thirty is young!”

“Thirty-two.”

Nita rolled her eyes. “It isn’t like you’re ninety.”

“Sure feels like it,” she whispered with the drink by her lips. She winced at how strong it was. Apparently the waitress felt she needed more than her usual dose of liquor. Tally had to agree. She needed a damn miracle.

“All you have to do is stop dating the wrong men,” Nita stated matter-of-factly.

She pinned Nita with a glare. “I thought that’s what I was already doing. I mean I work at a damn lawyer’s office. I don’t date any of those assholes. But why is it that when I meet what seems to be a nice, decent man, he turns out to be some kind of double bastard with a side of dickhead?”

Nita’s brows curved up. “Wearing a suit to work doesn’t mean you should live in one. Cut loose, woman!” She exhaled loudly and pointed a red-tipped fingernail at Tally. “You need to get laid properly.”

“Shush!” She glanced around the bar. A couple of the younger guys threw winks in their direction. Flames of embarrassment heated her cheeks. “You’re going to get us kicked out of here.”

Nita giggled. “What I’d like is to get you hooked up.”

“I’d settle for a date.”

Nita shook her head. “No. We need drastic measures here. You need to get laid.”

“Nita!” She gasped, covering the side of her face with her hand. “Shut up! You make me sound like a desperate cougar.”

“Aw come on, Tally. I hate that you have to worry about a date for a family function. You’re such a wonderful woman. This isn’t something you should be stressing. You should be kicking men out of your door every night.”

Right. Because she was such a wild one. Not. With her black-framed glasses, unruly, curly hair, larger than most women curves, and somewhat bitchy personality, she didn’t really see herself as a femme fatale.

“I think you’ve had too many of those drinks.” Tally smiled and patted Nita’s hand. “I’ll figure something out. I might ask Mrs. Wilder for some help. Who knows? Maybe she can succeed where I haven’t.”

“I like Mrs. Wilder. I don’t care that she can probably chew me into little pieces even at her old age.” Nita scrunched her nose. She twirled the small straw in her glass in circles. “It’s a good thing she likes you, and therefore me by default, because I have heard some crazy stuff about those shifters.”

Tally knew Mrs. Wilder wasn’t your regular granny, but she was such a sweetheart. And she was someone she could share her cake addiction with. They took turns baking different things and sharing with each other. It’s what fed Tally’s chocolate urges and kept her with way too many curves to count.

“Yeah.” Tally sucked down a gulp from her new drink. “Who would’ve thought that I’d become such good friends with a shifter granny.”

Nita grinned. “Why wouldn’t you? She’s sorta bitchy, like you.”

“Gee, thanks,” she said drily.

“It’s a compliment. I’m so tired of these bubbly women that are fake about how they feel. Feel bitchy? Be bitchy.” Nita picked up her glass and pointed to Tally. “This world is filled with too many fake people. You’re not trying to be a copy of anyone, Tally. That’s why I love you. You’re always going to be an original.”

Tally grinned. Clinked glasses with Nita and sipped her drink. “Thanks. So far that hasn’t really brought anything good into my life.”

“It will,” Nita assured her. “Go visit Mrs. Wilder and for once tell her you need help. It’s not the end of the world to admit to needing a man.”

Tally chuckled. “I don’t need a man. Not really. I need someone to be my date for the week from hell.”

Nita shrugged and motioned the waitress for the check. “Maybe Mrs. Wilder will hook you up.” She gasped. “Oh, my gosh! What if she hooks you up with one of those scorching shifters she has visiting her all the time?”

“Now that would be something to celebrate.” Tally giggled. “They are so sexy. She told me she has anything from bears, to wolves, to big cats.”

“Wow.” Nita sighed. “Bears and big cats. I used to have a best friend who was a bear.”

“Really? When?”

Nita pursed her lips. “When we lived near the mountains for dad’s job with the fish and wildlife department.”

“Was this before you all came back here?”

Nita nodded. “Yeah. We were sophomores in high school. He was so cute with his glasses and almost too innocent face. I told him everything.”

“What happened?”

“My family came back here. I loved coming back here after all the years on the road, but that meant my bear friend was left behind. He and I lost touch,” Nita said softly.

Tally pulled out one of the many cards Mrs. Wilder had shoved in her hand every time she went over to visit. “Here you go. Why don’t you sign up and see what she can get you?”

Nita stared at the clear business card in awe. “Do you really think she can set me up with one of her shifters?”

“Check out the fine print. She’s made me read it more than once. She will set you up with whoever she deems to be the right man for you.” She read the tiny words on the back of the card and adjusted her glasses. “So, you’re pretty much guaranteed a man. I haven’t seen a single bad looking one yet.”

“You have to do it, Tally.” Nita blinked wide excited eyes at her. “I need to know what she does. You’re in need of a date. This really is the perfect solution.”

Tally sighed. “At least you’re not suggesting those other websites that find your ‘perfect’ someone.”

Nita blinked once. Twice. Then burst into giggles. “I’m sorry. It’s not funny after your last episode.”

Tally clenched her teeth. She hated that her mother, of all people, had bought her a membership to a dating site that promised to find her soul mate. She swore that every man they sent her way had to have been rejected by every other woman. There was no way that her soul mate was really a forty-five year old man with seven kids, who lived with his mother, had no teeth and worked a maximum of ten hours a week. No way.



Author Bio
Hi! I'm Milly Taiden (AKA April Angel). I love to write sexy stories. They're usually either paranormal or contemporary with a large dose of heat. My paranormal stories can be anything from wolf-shifters (my favorites) to witches, demons and anything in between. My contemporaries are usually anything from soldiers to corporate romances.

I was born the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. Currently, I live in New York City with my hubby, the bossy kiddo and our little dog "Needy Speedy". Don't ask.
I am addicted to shoe shopping, chocolate (but who isn't, right?) and Dunkin' Donuts coffee.


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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Shyla Colt's ALWAYS Blog Hop & Giveaway



BOOK TITLE: ALWAYS

SERIES: Wesson Rebel M.C., Book One

BOOK GENRE: Motorcycle Club Romance

AUTHOR NAME: Shyla Colt

PUBLISHER: Hot Ink Press

PUBLICATION DATE: August 29th, 2014

AVAILABLE FORMATS: eBook

I never understood the phrase there’s a thin line between love and hate, until Dallas Wesson and I, became us.
The beautiful green-eyed biker with the broken soul tantalizes me with glimpses of the man behind the vest. He‘s gravity. I have no choice but to return to him, regardless of what it costs me. Our story is messy, unconventional, uninhibited, and insane. Still, it’s real, and until now it’s always been more than enough. I’m broken, bleeding out, and completely wrecked. I walk away. Yet, he refuses to let me go. Because no matter how much I resist him we both know what lies between us is for always. 


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Excerpt:
My eyes are burning, and my body is aching. Good it matches the organ inside of my chest. I do a slow blink, and the grittiness in my eyes make my retinas beg for mercy. I scan the road and see green metal squares with stick people and cutlery. Food and sleep. The thought of eating turns my stomach, but I know I need the fuel and the reprieve from the road. My body is sticky from the heat, but my mind has been gloriously blank. I turn off the deserted highway. The back of my bike feels empty without Cora on the back, and I long for the baby fresh scent of R. Maybe I shouldn’t have left. I push the doubts away. I know all too well what life is like with a man who’s been broken. I wouldn’t put Cora or R. through that. My father rode my ass from the minute I hit five.
I became a soldier. A small adult to mold, shape, and push to the limits of breaking. Every time he knocked me down I was forced to get back up. It made me stronger, but it came at a high cost. When my mom died, it broke something inside him, and it never healed quite right. He became cold and distant. I lost my mom and in so many ways my Dad too, which was far worse. Seeing him day in and day out, but never being able to connect was a slow torture I learned to live with. I decided I’d be the best biker badass I could be, but even that was never truly enough. The thought of R. wilting under my guidance, makes me sick. I pull into the parking lot of the first motel I see with an attached restaurant and park. They’re better without me right now. Cora and I are no strangers to turbulence, once I get my shit together I’ll go back, and we’ll mend the cracks running through our family. I get off my bike, and my mind is flooded with images of Cora. Wherever I go, I carry her with me. She’s the rhythm of my heart. The very reason, my blood, continues to flow through my veins, keeping me upright and breathing, despite the beatings I’ve received from life.


Shyla Colt is a quirky genre hopping rule breaker looking to diversify romanceand take readers on countless adventures. You never know where you'll end up or who you'll meet in one her books If you'd like to learn more or just drop a line, here are her links. 


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1. Always having the desire to write, what was the first story you wrote that sticks out in your mind, and how old were you at the time? 
The very first one I remember vividly was the novel I wrote when I was fifteen. Everything else before that, was for fun. This one I got serious about. I read books on how to write a novel, the publishing industry, character development. I really took my time with it. It was called Vampire Twins, and I still have the submission letter I typed for it.

2. What is the best “pay it forward” experience you have ever had?
Wow, this is a hard one. For me there isn’t one certain “Pay it back” moment that sticks out in my head, as much as a collective of small moments that came when I needed them the most. The people who stopped to give me a compliment, or tell me I was doing a good job, never knowing it was the boost I needed on a rough day.


3. Do you think any of your characters reflect your own personality or someone you love?
I think each of my characters do to a point. I see a lot of my humor, interests, and mannerisms of people I know in my characters. We tend to write what we know, so even If it’s not intentional, I think those things creep in.

4. Do you set aside a certain time each day to write, or does juggling being a wife, mother, and writer cause your schedule to change with the flow of the day?
My writing schedule is sporadic due to all the hats I juggle. I tent to write in small bursts throughout the day with the majority happening during nap times, and at night, when everyone except me, has gone to bed.



5. Do you have any fun hobbies?
I do! I love crafting, travel, and listening to music. I also love to bake, and cook. I’m always trying new recipes. When I get blocked with writing, cooking is usually my go to.

6. Name three places where you would like to go on vacation that you have never been.
1. London
2. Ireland ( I’m not picky about which city, Cork, Dublin, a small village)
3. Seattle Washington


7. What has been your favorite moment or experience as an author?
My very first convention was a very special moment. I went to Romcon in Colorado in 2013, and I had so much fun meeting readers, and fellow writers. I learned a lot, and made friends I still keep in touch with to this day.

8. Name a few authors that you enjoy reading.
Yvette Hines, Sienna Mynx, and Kim Carmichael just to name a few.

9. What book are you reading now and what are the next two on your TBR list?
Right now I have Stardust by Rue Volley waiting for me.

10. If you could be a character in a book that you have read for one week, what book and character would it be? 
Angelina Johnson from Harry Potter, I mean, who didn’t want to marry a Weasley twin?


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Eleven full length paranormal novels celebrating strong women, sizzling hot heroes, and all the things that go bump in the night. 

Secrets by Liz Schulte: While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the Abyss gazed back at her. She discovers mysterious men follow her around, people close to her are dying, and her dreams are no longer her own as she falls head over heels for a perfect stranger. A chance encounter leads to an obsession that could destroy everything she has ever known or loved. Olivia is about to find out there is a lot she doesn't know and sometimes what you don't know can kill you.

The Charmer by Autumn Dawn: Jasmine didn’t realize her friend Wiley was special until they were drawn into another world. Here Wiley is betrothed to the ruler of the Haunt, a wererace both dangerous and proud. Keilor is the master of soldiers, a man few would cross, yet he’d never met a menace like the little brunette his princess calls friend. Will Jasmine find the portal home, or will she find a werewolf of her own? 


Forever Fae by L.P. Dover: He leans down, lips parted, and then our lips connect ... We didn't know that this one kiss has FOREVER changed the Land of the Fae. According to the Prophecy proclaimed many years ago, Princess Calista of the Summer Court is destined to change the Land of the Fae from the evil determined to destroy it. Her powers are phenomenal, and she secretly trains for battle with her handsome warrior friend, Merrick, who unbeknownst to her protects her heart as well, in hopes of keeping it for himself. At least, until the seductive Prince Ryder attends the Guardian Ceremony and instantly sends a fire burning through her veins and a connection so deep they both discover a love above anything imaginable. 

Stronger Than Magic by Melinda VanLone: Water can be deadly, in the right hands. In a world of magic, hidden away from those who have no power, Tarian Xannon commands the natural forces of water, air, and fire. As heir to the Dolphin Throne, her job is to learn what it takes to lead—but she'd much rather forget the heavy weight of responsibility in the waves of the ocean. When Tarian is brutally attacked, she faces the shocking reality her talent, while strong, is no match for the demon-like creature. This power play for the throne ignites the Succession Ritual, forcing Tarian to make hard choices about the future of her unborn child, House Xannon, and the very fabric of magical society. As her defenses wane, his attacks grow bolder. All she knows and loves hangs in the balance. Tarian fights not only to keep the throne she thought she hated, but to accept her true place in the world. Will her power be enough? Or are some things stronger than magic? 

Give Me by L.K. Rigel: A Romance Reviews top pick. All she wanted was a vacation ... but Dumnos offered a new life. Lilith Evergreen has always lived in the California desert, but when she receives an antique ring as a gift, she dreams of a castle by the sea, a magnificent tree at cliff's edge, and a mysterious woman who calls her to Dumnos, a land of mist and rain. Cade Bausiney is the future Earl of Dumnos, but at present he just wants to bolster the local economy with a scheme to increase tourism. When he meets Lilith, a tourist from the other side of the world, his attraction to her is overwhelming ~ but are the feelings real or magically induced? 

Taming the Wolf by Stephanie Nelson: Attacked by a wolf while hiking, Anna Avery's life just got a little hairier. Living in the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming, with a group of werewolves who are more animal than human, Anna must try to hold onto her human side. It's not easy when the alpha continues to persuade her into his bed, while another wolf is chomping at the bit to become her mate. To top it all off, dead bodies are showing up and it just so happens that Anna was the last to see them alive. She'll have to work to prove her innocence and taming the wolf who bites first and asks questions never. 

Sweet Magic Song by Olivia Hardin: Belle Bittner was sold to the highest bidder when she was just a child, sought for the magic lying dormant in her blood. She grew up as the adopted daughter of a wealthy vampire couple, and serving the child-trafficking Org seemed her only option in life. But Belle has other plans, and she won’t let anyone get in the way of her escape, even if it means betraying those who try to help her. Desperate to stay free of an evil vampire who means to possess her no matter what, Belle decides she can use the protection of the flirtatious faery named Roon. The two of them flee to the faery realm where Rooney believes he can better protect her. What he doesn’t know is that taking the beautiful siren through the golden door will set off a cataclysm of events that will threaten the fabric of both the human and the faery worlds. Separating myth from fact to decipher the truth about her powers could mean the destruction of the new life Belle’s trying so hard to build. 

Enlightened by Melissa Lummis: Loti Dupree is about to learn that karma’s a bitch. After her husband’s sudden illness and mysterious death, ominous nightmares and psychic attacks have her running for her life—and straight into the arms of a dark and broody vampire called Wolf. In his world of closely guarded secrets, every answer she uncovers leads to more questions. Sexy distractions teeter between dangerous and too good to quit, while Loti struggles with both losing and finding herself in the arms of this mysterious creature. When the attacks intensify and friends become casualties, she must face the truth whether she wants to or not. Someone out there will stop at nothing to kill her and only the vampire named Wolf and a destiny she isn’t prepared to embrace stands between her and an early grave. 

Undeniable by Tawdra Kandle: For Rafe Brooks, running from a broken heart means losing himself in alcohol and women. Lots of women, none of whom will remember him, since he has the ability to manipulate their minds and make them forget. Numbing the pain works until he meets an irresistible redhead with secrets of her own. She offers him the opportunity to join forces with an organization that will use his powers for good rather than his own amusement. Jocelyn rocks his world with her unapologetic passion and makes him believe for the first time he just might survive heartbreak. When a mission takes the two of them undercover to infiltrate a commune with suspicious activity, they discover it's just the tip of a plot to cause world-wide anarchy. Hiding their extraordinary powers and real identities is crucial to staying alive.For Rafe and Jocelyn, when life is uncertain, love is undeniable. 

Hanna, Hanna, One-and-Two by Myndi Shafer: Twenty-two year old Johanna Cochrin’s world is broken. Eating mists ravage the plains, and wilder-than-most hunt and kill in all but the most protected lands. Sickness shadows the populace, and the minds of men are slipping. And even though there’s something she would do about it, she can’t. She’s a prisoner. After witnessing her brother’s brutal murder, she’s spent the better part of the last decade in self-imposed silence, hell-bent on taking his secret to the grave. Even if that means living the rest of her life confined in a remote government compound. But when she is kidnapped from that compound, her silence becomes a liability. Annabel Haier, the ruthless dictator of a fragile government, will stop at nothing to see Johanna back in her clutches and sacrificed to a time-altering Device. If Johanna is to survive, she must learn to trust people she has never met and share the secrets she never meant to share. And if she is to discover her place in the world, she must come to terms with her own mortality - a thing that has the power to save, or condemn her broken world. 

Divine Destiny by Joanna Grace: Avery McClain is normal. Or so she thinks. Until her life is shattered and she is rescued by a Thracian warrior. He takes her to the Haven, a realm of safety for the magical race of Olympians. There she discovers her life was meant for a higher calling as the mate of an Olympian Prince. Her choice will change everything. Ryse Castille has one job: convince Avery to step into her role as a Divine Grace. As with any mission, there are obstacles to overcome. Including the fact he is captivated by her. Of all the gifts the gods have given him, romance was not included. But Avery belongs to him and he will stop at nothing to protect her. The enemy might be closer than they think. Can Avery find the courage to embrace her destiny? Or will evil separate them for eternity?



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Friday, September 5, 2014

Wildfire by Mina Khan

Book Name: Wildfire

Book released: September 13, 2013

Author: Mina Khan

Category: F/M

Main Characters: Lynn and Henry or Jack ?

Author's Website ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon

Heat Level: Smokey

Blurb: Lynn Hana Alexander is a 25-year-old Japanese American shape-shifter haunted by guilt.  She's been questioning herself and her dragon abilities ever since she failed to save her grandmother.  When her best friend is threatened by mysterious fires burning up acres of West Texas, Lynn rushes to the rescue determined not to fail again. However, with a tempting firefighter, a flirty city developer and dragon pheromones distracting her, how is she going to find the arsonist? And worse: is her primary suspect a malicious rogue dragon or the love of her life?


Reviewed by LT
Rating 4
Lynn is Dragon shape-shifter struggling with the death of her grandmother and a break up. Rushing to her friend's aid to save her, she feels guilty she wasn't able to save her grandmother. Lynn finds herself in a arson investigation and torn between two new men. She's worried that one of them may be involved with the recent fires.
This is a interesting mix of genres, mystery and paranormal. It's a good read if you're not heavily looking for romance. There is also some sexual tension that keeps it interesting.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hunter Betrayedby Nancy Corrigan

Book Name: Hunter Betrayed

Author's Name: Nancy Corrigan

Category: M/F- Paranormal Romance/Erotic

Main Characters: Calan & Harley

Series: Wild Hunt #1

Release Date: September 3, 2014 
  
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BLURB:  Tainted from birth, Harley lives a life cloaked in darkness and temptation. She resists the lure of her evil legacy by holding the memory of her ghostly savior close. Every night without him is agony. She fantasizes about him and yearns for his body, but he’s not the protector or lover she’s envisioned. He’s a Hunter bred to eliminate her kind. He’s also her only hope of salvation.

Calan, the leader of the Wild Hunt, was created to protect mankind from the Unseelie Court. For a millennium, he’s sacrificed to ensure the horrid creatures remain in the Underworld, but his strength wanes. He must rely on his enemy’s daughter to save him, but he doesn’t expect the intensity of their lust or love. Her touch calms his wild nature and ignites his carnal desires. He’ll risk all to save her, but doing so forces him to make the ultimate sacrifice, one that’ll damn him to suffer forever in his own living hell.



Reviewed By: Wendy
My Rating: 4.5
Loved this first book in the new series- oh man, Calan is so alpha and bossy. Calan, is the son of the Lord of the Underworld and the leader of a group of hunters who are out to rid the world of the evil fairies from the Unseelie Court. Having the only weapon that can stop Dahm, the ultimate tainted dark fairy, Calan and his hunters try to get to him before he can kill his own child that will open the layers between our world and Hell. Things go horribly wrong for Calan during the fight and he, plus his fellow Hunters are taken prisoner. For years they are chained up and tortured to die over and over gruesome deaths. Their only chance of freedom is being released by one of Dahm's many children he fathered through raping human women. 
Harley is a young, sheltered 18 year old girl when we first met her. Sneaking out of her home to get away from her overprotected mother, Harley unknowingly lands directly on the Unseelie's radar. With her family murdered she takes off only to come face to ghostly eyes with Calan, who has projected his image to her. Begging her to help free him so he can protect her Harley doesn't know what to do. Calan mentally pushes his thoughts into her so she can trust what he is asking is true. Promising to help him and save herself she never knew it would take her years to come back to him. Years of dreaming about the sexy ghostly image and the love for her brother brings Harley back home where her family were killed. Finding and then freeing Calan her whole world is turned upside again but she is now in more danger than before. Will their love be enough to save them or will they have to sacrifice everything to save each other? 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Leilani Love's VIOLCA'S DRAGON plus a Q&A and Giveaway


Book Blurb: Violca knows life can change instantly. Her parents died suddenly, leaving her to raise four younger sisters and keep them safe ~ even from the golden-eyed stranger. 
Chase knows the Grey sisters possibly hold the key to his fate. He is determined to to get close, protect them and bring them to his Dragon King. What Violca doesn't know is that once a dragon decides he wants something, there is no stopping him from getting it.


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Q&A 


with

Leilani Love

1. Can you tell us what inspired you to write Violca’s Dragon? 

Violca’s dream in the prelude actually was a dream I kept having over and over. Once I finally wrote it down the other four sisters instantly came to me.
After I had the girls I had to come with up the rest. I have always loved dragons so I did some research on the myth of dragons. Then played with the ideal of the Greek God’s not killing them and what would happen.


2. Did you base some of Violca’s characteristics from someone you know, a friend or relative perhaps?

Violca is a collection of the best I see in a lot of people. She is down to earth, sweet and puts her family first. She also has a quick wit and is playful. Which is a lot like the women I surround myself with.

3. Tell us two facts about Violca that aren’t in the book.
Violca will always have ice cream in her fridge. Her mother taught her that eating ice cream from the carton will help solve any problem. Violca loves to sing in her car. She loves all music and when she really gets into it dances a little. 

4. How about a couple of fun facts that aren’t in the book about Chase? 
Chase used to fear that he would die before finding his mate, now his biggest fear is knowing that since he mated Violca their first child is most likely going to be a daughter that looks just like her and how he is going to stop men like him from trying to hit on her.
Chase is one of the youngest dragons. When he rescued Scott and Eryk, Eryk was still in diapers. He quickly learned why boys should be changed quickly when Eryk surprised him during the first time he changed him when Scott was in the shower. He still remembers that very vividly and finds the situation a little funny. He considers the whole thing funny now and has grown so close to the two he trust Scott like a brother and thinks of Eryk like a nephew.


5. Can you tell us a little about the next installment you have planned for THE DRAGON RUBY SERIES? 
The next book is actually about Viktor, the Dragon King you met at the end of the book. It also introduces two more supernaturals groups.

6. When did you first want to become an author? 
I have read everything I could get my hands on and used to get really enjoy writing in school. Never really thought anyone would want to read it and didn’t consider it when I was younger. Several years ago we moved to Warrenton, Oregon. Very, very small town especially since we just moved from Miami, Florida and it was raining all the time. Someone asked me to join an online writing group and from there….the rest is history.

7. Tell us three things about yourself that aren’t in your bio.
I have always loved panthers and dragons. I actually have a tattoo of the two fighting on my back.
When I was younger my mother had told me I was not allowed to read adult romance books. So being the smart girl I was started reading romance books that had flowers on the covers. I soon discovered these books were more fun anyways.
I have been married for 14 years this November. My husband when I started writing I think was a little surprised. And then he surprised me by being totally supportive. He was deployed when I published my book but will be home soon and we will celebrate the release of my first book when he gets home.


8. What do you like most and least about being an author?
 I love writing of course but I really enjoy meeting other authors and learning. A bonus is my son now thinks I am famous and that’s pretty cool.
As far as what I like least, editing. Hands down the hardest thing for me. It is easier for me to build characters and worlds but the technical side of writing is still a little hard for me. I am grateful for editors and think everyone should hire one.


9. Tell us about a typical writing day for you.
 I don’t plan out my stories exactly. I have an ideal of how it should go or how I want it to go. Since I have two boys it is either trying to write while playing referee or waiting for them to go to bed so I can write in peace but be a little tired.

10. What are the top three books on your TBR list right now? 
My list is actually very long but my three favorite authors who make it on my list every time they come out with a new book and push the others down are Hannah Howell, Lynsay Sands, and Lora Leigh Breeds Series. I am trying to read Rule Breaker but determined to finish the rough draft of Book 2 first. Which should be done very soon than on to editing.


About the Author:
Leilani Love is a proud mother of two very active boys. A military wife she loves getting to meet new people wherever they move. She loves to read books crossing many genres. Her love affair with dragons started when she was young and one day dreams of having her own dragon and black panther.
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