Thursday, October 23, 2014

Reap and Repent by Lisa Medley

Book Name: Reap and Repent

Series: The Reaper Series (#1)

Author's Name: Lisa Medley

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Main Characters: Ruth and Deacon

Release Date: June 2, 2014

Reviewed by: Shonna

My Rating: 4

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Blurb: They see death. Can they share a life?
Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets. Then she meets Deacon Walker. She can see his ice-blue eyes, his black hair, and his gorgeous face. But this beautiful stranger has no aura.Deacon is just as unsettled by Ruth—and, having spent more than two hundred years ushering souls to Purgatory, Deacon is seldom shocked by anything. As he helps Ruth to understand her true nature, she awakens desires that he decided long ago a Reaper can’t afford. A demon invasion forces Deacon to confront the darkness in his own past even as he fights to save the human souls he’s charged to protect. When he’s taken captive, his first concern is for Ruth. But Ruth just might be able to save herself—and the Reaper she can’t live without—if she can learn to wield her newfound powers.



Review:  Always trying to keep to herself, Ruth has never understood her ability to see a person’s aura. That is why it was such a shock when she bumped into someone that didn’t have one. Tall, dark hair and stunning ice-gray eyes looked back at her with a raised eyebrow. She stared at him in silent disbelief before hurrying away just wanting to be alone.
Taking souls to be judged in Purgatory was Deacon’s responsibility as a reaper. As he stood there looking down at Ruth he was shaken. Petite with long dark curly hair, he found her to be beautiful but was taken back to find she had no aura. Knowing she wasn’t just a human, he knew he had to find out who and what she was.
A paranormal world with angels, demons, imps, witches, valkyrie and featuring reapers make for a fascinating story. While Ruth at first doesn’t have a lot of confidence, with Deacon by her side she soon matches his lead characteristics and steps into the role that was meant to be hers. The secondary characters contribute strong roles in completing a well rounded story that is an enjoyable read.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cover Reveal: Behind Closed Doors: The Gamble and Behind Closed Doors: The Player by Lisa Renee Jones

Behind Closed Doors: The Player 
(Inside Out 0.1) 
Blurb: Skye's friend Ella convinces her to go Auction Hunting with her. While Ella scores a unit with Rebecca's Journals that she later gives to Sara in the first chapter of IF I WERE YOU, Skye buys a unit of her own where she finds a key to a locker. And what she finds inside will lead her to mystery, 
danger, and passion.

RELEASE DATE: 12/29/14
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Behind Closed Doors: The Gamble
(Inside Out 0.2)


Blurb: Skye's story continues...

More information coming soon!

RELEASE DATE: TBD

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Being Me (bk 2) Amazon ~ B & N
Revealing Us (bk 3) Amazon  ~ B & N
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Rebecca's Lost Journals (bk 3.2 and includes The Master Undone bk 3.3) 
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No In Between (bk 4) Amazon ~ B & N
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About the Author: 
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.

Watch the video on casting for the INSIDE TV Show HERE

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at on her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.



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Nicola Cameron's TWO TO TANGO Blog Tour & Giveaway!



TWO TO TANGO
AUTHOR NAME: Nicola Cameron
GENRE:  M/M, GLBT


One intergalactic art thief. One archaeologist on the run. Two times the trouble.
Rory MacLellan, AKA the Highlander, is the most successful interstellar art thief in the Known Worlds. Unfortunately for him, he also has a conscience. So when he runs into a suicidal museum worker during his latest job, he has no choice but to stun the man and rescue him from certain death. Dr. Dmitri Grigoryev was an up-and-coming exoarchaeologist until a disastrous dig left his career in tatters. Hungry, broke, and desperate, the last thing he expected was a dashing thief to come along and ruin his suicide by saving his life. With interstellar police on their tail, Rory and Dmitri reluctantly join forces for a major heist. But will their simmering attraction get in the way, or pull them even closer?

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EXCERPT:
Dmitri turned over, glancing down the line of their bodies. Rory’s erection was very obvious in his kilt, almost comically so. The other man must have been contorting himself to keep it off his ass. Of course, now that he was face up, his own erection started filling out nicely. 
Rory started massaging his shoulders and arms, going nowhere near his nipples or other erogenous zones. Finally, he couldn’t stand it anymore. “Um, you’re hard.” 
“I know,” Rory said evenly. “Don’t worry about it.” 
“Kind of difficult to do that when it’s right over my stomach. Besides, so am I.”
Rory gave a half shrug. “Totally normal. Lots of guys get an erection during a massage. Don’t worry, it’s not like I’m going to make a move on you or anything.” 
He didn’t understand why that admission annoyed him, but it did. “Of course not,” he muttered. “Why would you?” 
Rory stopped at that, frowning. “What’s that supposed to mean?” 
“I don’t know.” He turned his head, staring at the bulkhead. “Never mind.” 
“Hey.” Long fingers cupped his chin, urging it back. “I’m not making a move on you because I don’t believe in hitting on someone when they don’t have a way out of the situation. I mean, yes, I think you’re incredibly hot, which should be obvious by the fact that my cock can now cut diamond.” Rory glanced down at his crotch and grinned. “But that’s my problem, not yours.” 
That’s what you think. Dmitri could feel Rory’s body heat moving through him, lighting up nerve endings. He’d been sure that his life would be one long, slow slog through museum workshops, getting older and more bitter with each passing year until he was shunted off to some sterile senior station to die. 
Instead, he had been kidnapped during a heist by the Known Worlds’ sexiest antiquities thief, rescued from CAPOD by said thief, been given the chance to restore a shattered Saolao ceremonial bowl, and now had the same sexy thief kneeling over him with a rock-hard erection after giving him the best massage of his life. Except he’s backing off like I’m a nervous virgin. 
It was time to take matters into his own hands, quite literally. He cupped his palms over Rory’s exposed knees, feeling the other man twitch from the unexpected contact. “What if I said yes?” 
Rory frowned. “I’m sorry?” 
“What.” Dmitri slowly ran his fingertips under the tartan, up Rory’s thighs. “If I.” He pressed the heels of his hands against the soft prickle of hair and the lean muscle underneath, continuing his upward slide. “Said yes?” His fingers reached the top of each thigh, dancing over the crease where leg met groin. The skin was smooth there, but he could just feel the beginnings of crisp pubic hair brushing his thumbs, and the heat from what had to be an aching cock. 
He wouldn’t let himself touch it. Not until he was sure they both wanted this. “Or do I have to spell it out for you?” 
“Nooo, I think I’m catching on.” Eyes gleaming, Rory leaned over and kissed him. “Is this all right?” he whispered, each word the softest puff of breath against Dmitri’s lips. 
“Definitely.” 
“Good. Because if you don’t put your hand around my cock in the next thirty seconds, my head is going to explode.” 
Dmitri couldn’t help chuckling. “Well, we can’t have that, can we?” 


Nicola Cameron is an expatriate Chicagoan who has lived in England, Canada, Holland, and Sweden, and keeps a confusing amalgamation of languages in her head as a result. Currently located in the clavicle of Texas, she has finally mastered the proper use of "y'all," much to her Chicago family's dismay.
Despite a healthy interest in sex since puberty, it wasn't until 2012 that Nicola decided to try writing about it. As it turned out, the skills she picked up during her SF writing career transferred rather nicely to erotic romance. When not writing, she wrangles cats, smooches her husband, makes dolls of dubious and questionable identity, and thanks almighty Cthulhu that she doesn’t have to work for a major telecommunications company any more (because there’s BDSM, and then there’s just plain torture...).

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ella Frank's TEMPERANCE The Arcanian Chronicles ~ Book One, Cover Reveal


Excerpt:

“Tell me about this place. This…Arcania.”

What if your life as you knew it ceased to exist?

That is the question Naeve Brannigan and her three sisters are faced with on the eve of their 25th birthday.

Continuing a tradition they’ve hidden from their mother for years, the four women arrive at a tarot shop to have their futures told.
Only this time their futures aren’t predicted—they’re forever changed.

They’ve awoken in a strange time and place with no knowledge of how they got there. All they have to go by is the word of a man who claims to be family—a family they’ve never heard of.
He tells them of a world they could never have imagined. One that has been cursed by an Empress fueled by old revenge—revenge their mother appears to be at the center of.

As they fight to survive the people and dangers of an unknown land, they slowly begin to unravel its mysteries to find that they hold the key to saving this world…this Arcania.

The question that remains for each of them is: Who do you become when the you that you always were is no longer?










Monday, October 20, 2014

A Pirate's Revenge by M.L. Guida

Book Name: A Pirate's Revenge
  
Author's Name: M.L. Guida

Category: M/F- Paranormal Romance

Main Characters: William and Mariah
  
Series: Legends of the Soaring Phoenix #2

Release Date: July 12, 2014
   
BLURB: Cursed by a demon, William O’Brien changes into a dragon with mystical powers he can’t control. In dragon form he becomes a ravenous beast with the power to destroy the crew of the Soaring Phoenix. He’s forced to make a decision: leave the ship or face killing the crew. But before he can go, he discovers a new menace hunts him. The God of the Underworld has released a female demon, more deadly and evil than before, with orders to capture William and combine his powers with a male witch in order to destroy the crew of the Soaring Phoenix. Mariah Fey, a talented witch, wants only to save her brother from the bowels of the evil pirate ship, the Fiery Damsel. If William will trust her, she can teach him how to harvest his gifts, control his abilities, and together their true love can defeat their enemies.

Reviewed By: Wendy
My Rating: 4.5
The Soaring Phoenix and her crew are fighting another battle with the evil vampire pirates who want nothing but to get Hannah and her father to deliver them to the God of the Underworld. Hannah is Captain Kane O'Brien's girlfriend and everyone wants to protect her. While fighting the evil vampire pirates, William, Kane's younger brother, is taken and cursed with a spell that will turn him into a dragon. While the Soaring Phoenix is docked William turns into a dragon for the first time. Wounded by townspeople, William in dragon form takes off to a hidden cave high in the mountains. 
Mariah Fey, is a witch who finds William and helps heal him from an arrow wound. William has a deep mistrust of all witches and he doesn't believe she can help any of them. Mariah needs William to take her with him so she can save her brother who is being held prisoner on the Fiery Damsel. Saving him before he turns into a warlock is the only thing she wants until she and William start spending more time together.  
Their love for each other is the only thing that can save them all, will either be able to fight all the odds against them or will destiny win in the end?

Escaping Reality Cover Re-Reveal by Lisa Renee Jones

Title: Escaping Reality

Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Print Release Date: May 15, 2015


Already available in ebook

SYNOPSIS: Infinite possibilities….

Infinite passion…..

Infinite danger….

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.

At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loves to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?

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LIFE OF 


AMY BENSEN SERIES

Title: Infinite Possibilities 

Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #2

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Print Release Date: July 7, 2015

Already available in ebook




SYNOPSIS: Secrets and lies. They are everywhere: haunting her, tormenting her. In the midst of it all, he’d been her escape, her passion. The only person she’d trusted in six years. And then he’d made her doubt that trust, cutting her deeply. But as she’d once told him, she was damaged, not broken. She is ready to fight and not just for survival. She is fighting for the truth and she won’t stop until she has it, not even for…him.




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Title: Forsaken 

Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #3

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Print Release Date: COMING SOON!

SYNOPSIS:
 Chad's Point of View

Everything Chad thought was right turns out wrong. Now he's living with the consequences of his decisions, and no one, not even the dark-haired beauty who swears she can deliver him to the doorstep of his worst enemy, is granted his trust. He lives, eats and breathes two thoughts and two alone: Protect his sister Amy, and, revenge is everything.

LINKS: Forsaken - Goodreads 





AUTHOR INFORMATION

BIO: New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland, Austin Powers, Must Love Dogs) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at Website and also find her here: Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram ~ Tumblr ~ Google+ ~ Pinterest ~ Goodreads

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Human Element by Donna Galanti

Book Name: A Human Element

Author: Donna Galanti

Series: The Element Trilogy Book 1

Release Date: July 24, 2014

Main Characters: Laura and Ben

Category: F/M

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Heat level: Misty


Blurb: Evil comes in many forms…
One by one, Laura Armstrong’s friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her unique healing powers, she can do nothing to stop it. The savage killer haunts her dreams, tormenting her with the promise that she is next. Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to the site of a crashed meteorite in her hometown.  There, she meets Ben Fieldstone, who seeks answers about his parents’ death the night the meteorite struck.  In a race to stop a madman, they unravel a frightening secret that binds them together. But the killer’s desire to destroy Laura face-to-face leads to a showdown that puts Laura and Ben’s emotional relationship and Laura’s pure spirit to the test. With the killer closing in, Laura discovers her destiny is linked to his, and she has two choices—redeem him or kill him. 

Reviewed by LT
My Rating: 4
This book starts off with a lot of sadness and death right at the beginning, but without it the two people in the book wouldn't be as strong and capable as they turn out to be.
Laura's mother, a young girl with no name,  swears she never laid with a man. Her mom died during childbirth while a man in black waited to take the child, after the doctor was paid off to keep quiet about the birth. The man in black thought there was only one child born, but after her huge brother was born, Laura's tiny body wasn't noticed hiding behind him.  When the man left, she was given to the kind couple who had took her mother to the doctor's office for help. She was raised happily even when she learned she was different.
Ben's life changed for the worst when he was 8 years old, his parents were smashed by a meteor. From that point on his life took a downward spiral until he started having dreams about a woman who needed him. She made him want to change his way of life and get away from the hookers. So in his 30's he headed back to where his life was ruined to try to get a new start.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dimitri by Kym Grosso Tour and Giveaway


Book Name: Dimitri

Series: Immortals of New Orleans #4

Author's Name: Kym Grosso

Genre: M/F Paranormal Romance

Main Characters: Dimitri and Gillian

Release Date: 09/30/14

Book Provided by: ARC from author

Reviewed by: Wendy

My Rating: 5 stars


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BLURB:  An erotic paranormal romance…
Dimitri LeBlanc, sexy and charismatic beta of Acadian Wolves, survives a brutal attack after his wolf succumbs to a dark force, threatening his very existence. Waking up, tied to a bed, his amusement transforms into lust as a beautiful stranger heals his beast. Intrigued by his mysterious savior, the tables quickly turn, when in the heat of a dark desert night, he rescues her from a barbaric Alpha. Dimitri is inexplicably drawn to the alluring woman, and the discovery that she’s his mate rouses his hunger to claim her as his own.

Gillian Michel, a New York City photographer, conceals a secret hybrid past and mystical abilities. An entire lifetime, she’s deliberately avoided wolves, but a seductive encounter with an irresistible beta leaves her craving his touch, his lips on hers. Passion ignites her desire, leaving her yearning to submit to the powerful wolf who tests her sexual limits.


Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Dimitri and Gillian seek a cure to the parasite maligning his mighty beast. Still on the run from a malevolent force, they lure their enemy into the bayou. Will Gillian sacrifice her gifts to save the man she loves, destroying her own immortality? And will Dimitri eradicate the evil that has invaded his soul while protecting his mate from an adversary who threatens to kill them both?


Review: I love this series, it has everything a paranormal reader could ever hope for. Sexy werewolves, strong vampires and awesome shifters. Dimitri jumped off the pages a few books ago and was such a strong character you are not able to forget him. Knowing what he wants he goes for it, even if it means not obeying his Alpha. Dimitri could be an Alpha but he chooses to stay the beta of the Acadian pack in New Orleans. Helping Leo, his vampire friend, Dimitri is infected with something evil so he heads out of town to help clear his head. Being attacked on a California beach and not being to call his wolf Dimitri is beaten pretty bad. Gillian comes along to save him because she feels guilty because the men who attacked him were after her. Waking up in Gillian's arms is almost perfection to Dimitri and he wants more of her but she is on the run. Need and want feels them both but her secrets are keeping them apart and Dimitri is not willing to hurt her to be with her. Magic and a whole lot of love win out in the end but is it enough to keep them together?




Excerpt

Dimitri cracked open the door, cupping chocolate mousse in one hand as he entered the bedroom. He spotted Gillian’s robe, which was lying across the guest chair, and wondered if she’d gone to take another shower. But as he glanced to the bed, Gillian pushed upward to sit, bunching the covers over what he believed to be her naked body.

“What do you have?” Her eyes went wide, spying the decadent confection.

“Ah, cher, if there’s one thing you can count on with me, it’s that I’m true to my word. Dessert in bed is something we all should experience,” he said, climbing onto the comforter. The mattress dipped as he walked across the surface on his knees until he was at her side. He laughed, attempting to balance himself and the delicacy he’d brought.

“You’re funny, you know that?” she grinned.

“I’m determined.” With surprising grace, he settled next to her. He crossed his legs and gave her a sexy smile.

“I thought you were a beta, not an Alpha,” she observed. Despite his status, everything about him screamed dominance. She wondered if he was even capable of submitting.

“I’m beta of Acadian wolves, but then again, you already know that.” Dimitri dipped the spoon into the creamy mixture and held it up to her lips. “Eat.”

She parted her lips at his demand. Her eyes met his as he slid the mousse into her mouth. She moaned in delight as the rich cocoa coated her tongue. Closing her eyes, she savored the taste and then quickly opened them, realizing the way she must have looked. He’d practically just given her a food orgasm in under ten seconds. Clever, clever wolf.

“You distract me,” she admitted.

“You like?”

“What’s not to like?” Her eyes fell to his mouth and she swiftly looked away. She nervously plowed her fingers through her hair. “You could have killed Chaz…but you didn’t.”

“And?” He took a bite and licked his lips.

“You could have been Alpha,” she stated, accepting another spoonful.

“I’m good right where I’m at in New Orleans. Cali is nice, but it isn’t home.”

“Don’t all wolves want to be Alpha?”

“No. Sometimes being Alpha chooses us, but it’s not something we always choose. My Alpha, Logan, didn’t want to be Alpha…but that’s a story for another day.”

“But out there in the desert tonight, it was clear to me that you were the smartest, the strongest…”

“You’re goin’ to make me blush,” he teased, shaking his head. It wasn’t that he didn’t know what he was capable of; he knew all right. So did every wolf in Acadian wolves. “Let’s just leave it at this, shall we? I wasn’t about to kill Chaz so I could run his pack. I don’t want to leave home. I’ve got my own Alpha and pack.”

“Do you submit?” she asked softly. The question seemed innocent enough when she’d thought it yet the air was laced with sexual tension. Her lips curled in amusement.

“The question is, ‘do you?’” he replied in turn. “Open.”

“Never,” she promptly answered, yet her lips widened at his demand.

Dimitri laughed, watching her obey his command. He supposed tigers didn’t submit, but things were not always as they seemed.

“What?” she asked. The tip of her tongue traced over her bottom lip. “What’s so funny? Do I have chocolate on my face?”

“So you never submit?”

“Of course not. I mean, it’s not like I don’t take directions when I’m working but I’m not a doormat.”

“What about in other ways?”

“What other ways? Wait…are we talking about, you know?” Gillian blushed.

“What do you think we’re talking about? Last bite…here you go. Open.” Dimitri smiled as she listened to him once again. Perhaps she was incapable of seeing what she was doing. “To answer your original question, I will submit, but only to my Alpha. I do it for the pack. It benefits all of us. We are more powerful collectively than we could ever be on our own.”

“Well, I guess that makes sense, but I’m not in a pack. Tigers don’t do packs.”

“But wolves do.”

“Yeah, but I’m not…”

“You’re hybrid. Somewhere inside you, your wolf lies in wait.”

“No. No, she doesn’t,” she said flatly. Gillian felt her pulse race at the thought of turning wolf. “I’m a tiger.”

Dimitri considered Gillian’s denial of her wolf. Maybe she was right. He’d never met a tiger hybrid. It was rare. He’d seen her shift, and she was one hundred percent feline, yet his gut told him there was more. Something about the way she’d already submitted without intending to do so.

“Well, my little kitten, you know what you are. But the lesson for you is that often the strongest submit for reward. Within a pack and in other areas of life as well.” I’d like you to submit to me, he thought. Hell, yes…on your hands and knees, with me driving into you from behind. The fleeting thought was all it took to stiffen his dick.

Noticing a smudge, he reached out, cupping her chin. He dragged his thumb across her bottom lip, catching the chocolate. When she wrapped her fingers around his wrist, Dimitri hesitated, wondering if she would stop him. Instead of resisting, she pressed her cheek into his hand and closed her eyes. Her lips took his thumb into her mouth, licking its tip.

The temptation was too great, Dimitri knew. He’d be taking advantage if he made love to her. His stomach churned, aware that with any other female, he’d bed her and leave her without a second thought. Wolves were sexual creatures, yet Gillian wasn’t truly lupine. It wasn’t fair to her to let her think that they could have some kind of a long-distance relationship. Exercising what he didn’t know existed in control, Dimitri gently pulled his hand away.







About Kym Grosso
Kym Grosso is the award-winning author of the bestselling erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. The series currently includes Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1), Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3), Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4), LĂ©opold’s Wicked Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 5) and Dimitri (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 6).
In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She writes autism articles on PsychologyToday.com and AutismInRealLife.com. She also is a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.
Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tasha Black's CURSE OF THE ALPHA: Episode 1 and a Great Giveaway



Curse of the Alpha: Episode 1

Blurb: Step into a world of shifters, witches, ghosts and romance...
Ainsley Connor has turned her back on her past. Her perfect life as a successful real estate agent in Manhattan makes her memories of growing up as the daughter of a werewolf seem like a dream. But when a tragic accident forces her back to her unusual hometown, she can't repress her inner wolf any longer. Worse, the pack needs her to settle down and pick a mate. But how can she choose when the tiny college town is full of sexy, often-shirtless shifters, all vying for her attention?

And the shifters aren't even the strangest thing about Tarker's Hollow...

In Episode 1, Ainsley Connor is on a mission to get back to the penthouses of Manhattan before the full moon. Will the pack manage to stake their claim on her before it's too late?
Available at Amazon
   
Excerpt:
Ainsley was having the dream again.
She had worried that coming home to Tarker’s Hollow would bring it back. Her hands twisted the sheets as she tossed in her old childhood bed. At the same time, she smelled the pine needles crunching underfoot as her dream-self ran through the college woods.
In the dream she was always a teenager again.
Brian Swinton, the new boy at school, ran a few steps behind her, laughing.
Brian had just a few freckles on his cheeks that made you look at his eyes, his big, dreamy, hazel eyes. Once you were done with his eyes, which could be quite a while, you couldn’t help but see how his t-shirt hugged his wide shoulders and his Levi’s hung from his narrow hips. And even though he was a new kid and quiet, he made Ainsley’s heart beat loud, loud, loud. From across the black soapstone table in Honors Physics, Ainsley swore she could hear his blood pounding through his veins and smell his arousal when he looked at her, and his fear.
After school he would walk her home sometimes, much to the chagrin of her best friend. Grace Kwan-Cortez was a careful student and a good girl, like Ainsley. Romantic walks with boys were not high on Grace’s list of priorities.
And sometimes, on those walks home from school, Brian would try to pull her toward the woods. And Ainsley would sometimes let him.
There they would kiss under the pine trees until Ainsley was dizzy and heated and pushed him away to run as fast as she could back home. He would call after her, both of them laughing.
But the dream was always about their last visit to the woods.
In the quiet night of her parents’ empty house, a more grown up Ainsley thrashed in the sheets and tried desperately to wake up. But her traitorous feet carried her deeper into the woods.
She heard her own laughter mingle with Brian’s, close behind. At last she stopped running, whirled around, and wrapped her arms around his neck, ready for a sweet, slow kiss.
Instead, he spun them both around and pressed her back against a tree. Before she could react he slid his hands gently down her ribcage and let his thumbs brush her nipples.
Ainsley gasped as she took in the brand new sensations.
Brian pressed his mouth to hers again and angled his whole lean body against her soft one. She felt his heart pounding in his chest, and the hardened length of him throbbing against her hip.
Her insides clenched in pleasure and she deliberately pressed her breasts against his chest.
He inhaled sharply and stilled for a moment, then devoured her mouth again, fists clenched in her hair now, his hips rocking that mysterious stiff bulge against her.
In that moment Ainsley felt a surge of awareness. Suddenly she could hear every twig snap and every squirrel scamper in the woods. She could smell the wood shavings at the hardware store in the village and hear the train on the tracks in the city half an hour away, thundering toward Tarker’s Hollow. It all washed over her in a tidal wave until she felt that her heart could not keep beating.
Even poor Brian Swinton, excited as he was, could feel the change in her and pulled away, panting.
“What’s wrong?”
“I don’t know,” she said. “I’m sorry, I…” Tears welled in her eyes.
“Listen, we don’t have to make out, Ainsley. I know you have a lot of school work and you’re a nice girl…”
From her bed Ainsley wanted nothing more than to agree with him and walk away. But she knew that was useless. The dream would run its course.
It always did.
Teenaged Ainsley touched a cautious finger to Brian’s lips, then cupped both hands around his familiar face, letting her thumbs brush over the freckles on the tops of his cheeks, and staring into his hazel eyes. She could smell the anxiety in the light sweat on his brow. She ran her hands through his sandy hair and he closed his eyes. Her fingers traced the gentle swell of his biceps, and her nails raked slowly down his chest. He leaned into her hands, but she brought them back up to his face.
“Being with you, like this, it might just be my favorite thing,” Ainsley breathed.
Before he could respond, she grabbed his lower lip in her teeth and sucked on it gently.
Something was building inside Ainsley, struggling to break free.
Brian moaned softly. His hand cupped her breast, then worked its way down. He fumbled with the button of her jeans while they kissed. The sounds of the surrounding woods disappeared - Ainsley could hear nothing over the pounding of her own pulse. At last, the button gave way and Brian slipped his fingers into the waistband of her cotton panties.
There was a flash of light, then everything went black as the air filled with shrill, unnatural screams.
Ainsley Connor’s finally opened her eyes in the safety of her old bedroom, and realized the screams were coming from her.

Q&A with Tasha Black:
Q: How did you get your start as a writer?
A: I’ve always loved to read - the steamier the steamy scenes and the more plot twists the better! When I started yearning for stories that didn’t exist, I realized that maybe I’d better write them myself. It has been an amazing adventure.

Q: What is it like, writing all those, um, steamy scenes?
A: When I sat down to write Curse of the Alpha it seemed to flow from my brain right onto the laptop screen until I got to the first really sexy scene. Then I got nervous, embarrassed and excited all at once. So I waited until midnight, when the whole house was quiet. I poured myself a gigantic glass of wine, sat down at the computer with a purpose, and the rest is history!

Q: You write about a small college town with a lot of tall trees and Victorian houses. Is Tarker’s Hollow a real place?
A: Wouldn’t you like to know?  Tarker’s Hollow is inspired by my own hometown. But of course the characters are all fictional. We have no witches, and no shifters, but plenty of college professors! Many of them are just as handsome as the men I describe in my books.

Q: What was your inspiration for Curse of the Alpha?
A: I adore BBW shifter romance, but longed for a female character every bit as confident as those alpha males we all love! And so Ainsley Connor was born.

Q: If you were able to have lunch with any person, living or dead, who would you choose?
A: I would love to have lunch with Lev Tolstoy AND Viola Rivard. Is that allowed? It would be amazing to talk shop with those two expert serial writers! Who knows what they might have in common?






Curse of the Alpha
Episode Two

Ainsley learns about the danger facing the pack, and discovers that someone she trusts is hiding a dark secret.
Will she be able to restrain the beast inside as it struggles to break free?



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Curse of The Alpha
Episode Three and Four
In Episode 3, Ainsley must retaliate after a shocking betrayal. Information from her past helps her to see things in a new light. But how will she react when she receives a ghostly visitor?
In Episode 4, Ainsley makes a plan to leave Tarker’s Hollow, but ends up running for her life. Will she manage to escape in time to use what she has learned to shape her future?



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Curse of The Alpha
Episode Five and Six
In Episode 5, Ainsley makes a powerful enemy. Mysteries are solved and secrets are uncovered. How will the pack react when the new alpha is drawn?
In Episode 6, Ainsley must master her true nature to bring balance to the pack. Will she be able to harness her powers in time to defend the ones she loves?



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