Monday, April 21, 2014

Reese Monroe's MARKED BY HADES Book Tour & Giveaway




Hey guys, Justin here.
Are you having fun celebrating the Marked by Hades release?
I had NO idea release parties lasted so long and were so much fun! Then again, since I wasn’t the main character of the first book (Forged by Fate), I didn’t get invited to come out and play as much as my brother, Theo.
But now I’ve been asked to talk about the first time I met my Mate. I’m not really sure that’s a good idea, considering my initial feelings of this whole Mate-Thing…Hell, I gave my brother, Theo, shit for NINE centuries about the topic.
He’d waited all those years (can we say busting pants?) for his Mate. I so was not going to do that—and didn’t.
Then again, I was just a stupid idiot—totally fighting the inevitable—and the inevitable turned out to be pretty freaking amazing. I can say that now and hold firmly onto my Man Card, so just try and take it—I dare you. I don’t have fangs like my brother, but my fist is just as lethal.
Okay, not just as lethal, but pretty damn close.
Describing my first meeting of my Mate is a little complicated. Technically the first time I met her, I didn’t know she was my Mate. And let’s just say…our first meeting was kind of hot—her dressed in all that tight, black leather, and those lips, and—You’ll have to read the story to get the details, but I might have a little excerpt of one of our…meetings posted below for you, so read on.
But the first time I realized who—er—what she was, I didn’t respond so…lovingly. Just don’t hold it against me for too long, like I said earlier, I’m a knucklehead sometimes. A certain family member, who just happens to have a black belt, helped me see the error of my ways.
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Justin, my brother, always fought the idea of a Mate. Never believed just one woman could be enough for him.
But I knew. From the moment I was created and first told of my fated Mate I knew I would wait for mine. I didn’t know exactly why, but I trusted my instinct. My Creator.
And when I first saw my Sadie…it was at her work. I didn’t have the guts to approach her. Me—a nine-century-old Gatekeeper to Hades, someone who faced demons on a regular basis couldn’t face a tiny human—didn’t have the guts to talk with her.
I went and got Justin—more interrupted Justin—and dragged him back to the diner. When I finally got the nerve to approach her, outside the diner, she laid me flat.
As in kicked my ass. It was both amazing and aggravating. She was in danger, and in my distraction, her used her skills as a black belt and busted me up. The amazing part…she was strong, independent, and brave.
Fated Mate bond or not, how could I not fall for that type of woman?
**Looks at Justin** And don’t even try to take my Man Card, bub. You’re just as sappy as I am
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Excerpt from Bound by Hades with Justin and Yvonne…
Need stampeded through his body, though, and sent his hand shaking. That never happened. When it came to women, he was more confident and sure than tentative and tender. What was this woman doing to him? He hated how out-of-control he felt around her and hated even more how much he needed to touch her.
He gave her knee a squeeze, then lay down beside her.
“What are you doing?” She tensed and went to roll away.
He grabbed her by the hip and turned her to face him. “Just relax.”
Inches separated their bodies. The creak of her leather garb punctuated the small distance between them. Warm breath dusted his face, and her gaze drifted down. Whether she realized it or not, her tongue sneaked out and moistened her lips and teased that damned lip ring again.
That was the sexiest thing ever.
His hand traced the contours of her hip, then down to her thigh. She wiggled closer. Black pupils ate up her sage irises, and her chest expanded with a deep breath until her breasts nearly touched him.
They were fully clothed, so maybe…
Her hand traced up his chest to his neck, and she tapped his bottom lip with her forefinger. “If only I could touch you,” she whispered as she tunneled her fingers through his hair.
“You are.” Even through her gloves, the warmth radiated. He leaned into her, wedging his leg between hers.
She hissed in a deep breath and fisted her hand in his hair, tugging some strands. Her jaw clenched, and she leaned up as if to kiss him, but then settled against the pillows again. “Justin. We shouldn’t do this.”
“Shhh.” Shifting more of his weight against her core, he said, “Let me take care of you.”

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Thanks for stopping by to celebrate the new release! Since I shared, you have to. How’d you first met your mate? Or, what do you humans call it? Boyfriend or girlfriend—wife—jeez, let’s just say significant other!

And if you don’t currently have one, feel free to get creative and tell me how you’d like to first bump into your SO. J



Marked By Hades 
Reese Monroe


One choice away from eternity…

Blurb: For 911 years, Gatekeeper companion Justin Bradford has denied the possibility of being mated to only one woman. He enjoys them all too much to settle down. So when he feels his mate’s Ahavah mark surface, his first instinct is to ignore it. But when he sees the leather-clad beauty in need of his help that’s easier said than done…
Yvonne wakes up naked on a cold park bench in a small town with no memory of who—or what—she is. All she knows is the gentle man who woke her was turned to dust when she touched him. And now the strange mark that appeared on her shoulder throbs in the presence of the raven-haired man now offering to help her…
As Justin and Yvonne navigate the mystery of her past, their bond grows, but the secrets they discover and the sacrifices that must be made could be enough to rip them apart for eternity.



Author Bio: Originally from Minnesota, Reese Monroe currently enjoys living in the sunny Arizona desert with her husband of seventeen years and her loveable Shetland Sheep dog, Maddux. Monroe holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. When she’s not busy writing her next trilogy, she can be found pounding the pavement, training to run her first marathon.
Reese Monroe is a contributing blogger at the widely popular site New Adult Alley and has been part of the New Adult revolution for years having penned over thirty novels in the exciting new category.
Connect with Reese on Twitter, through Facebook or her website. Reese also writes as Lynn Rush and you can find her alter ego here.





Giveaway

Marked by Fate prize pack including: a Marked By Fate necklace, $10 Starbucks gift card and a $10 iTunes gift card (if the winner is intl a $25 Amazon gift card will be substituted for the prize pack) 
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Joint tour and Giveaway! Risk of a Lifetime by Claudia Shelton & Her Desert Treasure by Larie Brannick

Risk your heart with these new titles from Entangled Ignite…





Her Desert Treasure 




By Larie Brannick

Tagline: Can their love save her life? 

Synopsis: Inheriting her grandfather’s ranch is the perfect opportunity for Meg Reynolds to begin again. The land is her only chance to hold on to the last bit of family she had. But Jake Matthews has other plans. Despite the heat blazing 


between them, he’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants. When someone threatens Meg and seems willing to kill her for her land, Meg doesn’t know who she can trust. And when she’s kidnapped, Jake wonders if he’ll ever be able to let her know he cares more for her than the land that stands between them…



Author Bio: Larie is a Colorado girl, born and bred. She and her husband live in a small mountain town where they are settling into life as empty-nesters. When she isn’t writing, reading or thinking about romance, she works for two busy orthopaedic surgeons.

Risk of a Lifetime




by: Claudia Shelton

Tagline: Can she survive his past? 
Synopsis: Three years ago, Marcy Bradley let the man she loved go so he could follow his career dream of being an FBI agent. She sent divorce papers. He signed. She never filed them. 
With a killer after them, Marcy and JB run for their lives, escaping to a lakeside cabin. Their love is rekindled, and JB realizes they’re still married, but will there be time for their passion amidst the explosions and gunshots? 














Guest Blog

by
Claudia Shelton

DESK—CLEAN VERSUS CREATIVE

I've heard a lot of authors say all it would take to make them happy is a space to call their own for writing. Could be as simple as a closet with no door and just enough room to tuck a table, chair and computer inside. Maybe a corner in the house where no one would notice them working or ask what's for dinner. Or an hour or two to just take their laptop to the nearest restaurant, walk to the last booth in the row, sit facing the back wall and write, write, write.
In my case, I'm lucky enough to have an office with a big desk, a comfy chair and a 22-inch monitor (which really makes edit-time much easier on the eyes). There are even two large windows with arches. These I especially like when I'm stumped and want nothing more than to watch the fluffy flakes of snow falling in the winter or the sunshine calling to me in the summer. And of course there are bookshelves with books—lots and lots and lots of books!
Then there are the doodads and knickknacks and tchotchkes to make up the room's atmosphere. Some came from vacations through the years, holding onto memories of fun times. Others have a special tug-at-my-heartstrings place in my life from family and friends, near and far, here and gone. Others are things I can't even remember buying, but I certainly don't want to part with...at least not yet. Ahhhhh, yes, I have an office. A place to write. A place to think. A place...
Well, there is one thing I don't have—a clean desk!
Sure I have a container full of colorful paperclips, another with note pads and another for pens, markers and whatever else I need to shove in there on a moment's notice. But once I've written on the note it's stacked on a corner of the desk. My pages of plotting, research and critique group suggestion are shoved in various shades of folders and scattered in another area. And once books, business cards, fun pages I printed to read (and somehow never get read) have left my hands to litter the desk, they all find their own space among the clutter fighting to be on top of the pile.
Sure there may be dust on the vacant spots on my desk, but that can be cleaned as soon as the next chapter is finished. The stacked notes may have inched under the monitor stand, but they will find their way to the trash after one more look to make sure they've served their purpose. And the folders that empty sooner or later, well why put them away when I'll need them again tomorrow?
But I know where everything is. I know which stack to look in for Monday's meeting, Tuesday's blog, Wednesday's get-together, etc. etc. Not possible you say. Okay, I must admit there might be the occasional hour-long-search for my cell phone, but I can always call myself from the landline. Don't laugh, you may need to do the same thing sometime. By the way consider yourself lucky if the phone isn't on mute.
So you see, in my way of thinking, there's no way I could ever complete a manuscript if neatness was a prerequisite. Just wouldn't happen! I learned long ago that structure doesn't fit my creativity. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Author Bio: Award-winning author Claudia Shelton thought she wrote mainstream when she began writing, but before long, someone told her she sounded more like romance. Then those pesky alpha heroes and the women strong enough to love them, started running through her mind insisting she write their own happily-ever-after. Since then, she's focused on HEA with a splash of suspense or intrigue, becoming a two-time finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier (Unpublished) awards for excellence in mystery and suspense. During her downtime from writing, you'll find her sipping a cup of cocoa in winter's chill or enjoying a drink by the water in summer's heat--either way, she's always enjoying life. Her novel RISK OF A LIFETIME releases April 2014.


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$25 Amazon GC from Claudia Shelton

$25 Giftcard from Larie Brannick

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April 18-Cover Reveal- HARD TO HOLD ON TO by Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye is thrilled to share with you the cover to her next Hard Ink book, 
Hard to Hold On To which releases on August 19, 2014! Check it out:

Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves--which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude. As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.
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And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books, now available:


A Note from Laura:
Hey guys! I am so excited about Easy’s book that I can hardly wait for August to get here! Easy’s character was a total surprise to me. When I initially plotted out the series, there were four surviving members of the Army Special Forces team and therefore I planned for and sold four book in the series. But then, when I sat down to write Hard As It Gets, all of a sudden the story demanded there were actually five guys, and Edward “Easy” Cantrell was born. And I’m so glad! Because Easy’s character is a totally tortured hero, which I adore writing! So I’m super happy that we added his story and this novella into the series, and I can’t wait for you to learn about Easy in Hard to Hold On To! Is it August yet??? xo, Laura Praise for the Hard Ink Series: For Hard As You Can: "TOP PICK! There is a sinister and desperate edge to this tale that will keep readers glued to their seats. Kaye has dark romantic suspense nailed!" ~ RT Book Reviews Magazine "Hard As You Can is another five star read. The characters Ms. Kaye has created are wonderfully broken and the drama is gritty, but the burgeoning romance and the tight-knitted relationship of the team leaves you with a sense of redemption. A must read series!" ~San Francisco Book Review For Hard As It Gets: "Edgy, sexy and full of suspense! A great read from a great new author!" ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author J.R. Ward "Sizzling romance... The intriguing tattoo parlor and military background will appeal to fans of Suzanne Brockmann and Lindsay McKenna." ~Publishers Weekly Review "Kaye's depiction of sexual tension and her sex scenes are masterful and this will appeal to fans of Maya Banks' KGI and Julia Ann Walker's Black Knight's series." 



About Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

     


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Q&A and giveaway with J.D. Brown


1. Tell us about Dark Heirloom.
Dark Heirloom follows the misadventure of a young woman named Ema Marx as she stumbles fangs-first into the world of vampyrism. She has no idea how she became a vampyre, but she’s convinced the guy who kidnapped her is to blame. Yet, he keeps asking her how it happened, as if she has any clue. Just yesterday she was happily living life not knowing they even existed.

April 5, 2012
The first book of the Ema Marx series.

"You're a vampire" is so not what Ema Marx wants to hear when she wakes from a two-day coma in a cryptic yet exquisite castle in northern Finland. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like why she's able to see in the dark and walk through solid objects. What she doesn't understand is why the other vampires expect her to have all the answers. It's their fault she turned into one of them...right?
Jalmari's hatred for his old-man intensifies when he's ordered to bring that troublesome girl to their castle. He has a clan to run; there's no time for babysitting newborn vampires no matter how they were converted to their culture. But when a two-thousand-year-old premonition threatens to take the crown and his life, Jalmari sees no other choice than to take out the catalyst, Ema Marx. Fortunately for Ema, she could also be the clan's only savior.
The race to figure out her vampiric origins is on. And maybe she'll get the hang of the blood-drinking gig along the way...
Available at: Amazon   B&N   iBookstore   Smashwords   BAM   

2. And the second installment, Dark Liaison, could you tell us a little bit about it also?
In Dark Liaison, Ema has to fight a major bad guy that she accidently unleashed in the first book.

The second book in the award-winning Ema Marx series.
Ema Marx wishes her life would go back to normal, but there's nothing normal about being a Romani-Vampyre with an ancestor who wants you dead. Apollyon is back, wreaking havoc on the lives of everyone she cares about while plotting her demise.
Ema thought she would find a new best friend in her trainer, Bridget, until the exotic vampire vies for Jesu's attention. Jesu can date who he wants, right? Ema has more important things to worry about, like honing her powers. When Apollyon's thugs appear out of the shadows to attack her, Ema knows it's time to take action. But everyone else has other plans in mind.
One thing is for certain, being under house arrest in the German vampyre king's castle was not part of her plan to save the day.
Available at: Amazon   B&N   Kobo  iBookstore   BAM 

3. How many future installments do you have planned for The Ema Marx Series?
The third book, Dark Becoming, will release at the end of this summer. Right now the series is open ended, so I can continue it for as long as I want—but I do have a definite ending in mind.

4. Tell us a few things about Ema that aren’t in your books.
Before she became a vampyre, Ema was a coffee-holic like me. ;) She also worked in a library. Unfortunately, neither of those things made it into the final manuscript.

5. You has described yourself as an “socially awkward girl”, do you still feel that way as an adult? Why?
*Laughing* Oh yes, I am still awkward. The difference now is that I embrace it. I like my weirdness. It’s what makes me who I am and it’s what makes me creative.

6. Being a lover of fine cuisine, coffee, and shoes, give us two examples (each) of your all time favorites.
When I say “lover” I mean “addict”. I have to pick just two? Okay, I’ll try. Cuisine, I love Japanese and Thai dishes, but I’m really not picky. I’ll eat anything. Coffee, I frequent Starbucks and make use of my K-cup machine several times a day. I love Hazelnut and Pumpkinspice and Chai tea lattes (whoops, that’s three).  Shoes…LOL. Okay…Coach and Vans. I know, polar opposites, right? But that’s me. I can be classy one day and skater the next. My mood is always changing.

7. Have you always lived in Wisconsin? Do you like to travel?
No, I was born in California, moved to Illinois when was four, then moved to Wisconsin after collage. I love to travel. I’ve been all across North America, from Niagara Falls to the Panama Canal. I love cities. Big crowds don’t bother me at all. In fact, I’m more uncomfortable at home in Wisconsin. Too much open country here.

8. What are you reading now and what are the next three books on your TBR list?
I’m currently reading The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank. I’m almost done with it and next up is The Vampires of Soldier Cove.

9. What is you favorite and least favorite part about writing?
I like the escape. I like getting to live in my make-believe fantasy world. (Doesn’t that sound creepy?) And I love it when a random stranger tells me that they love my books. I could be having the worse day of my life, but a single positive remark from a fan can turn my bad day around in an instant and make my week. My least favorite part of writing is when my Muse decides to take a vacation.

10 Do you have a future project in the works that you could tell us about?
Besides the Ema novels, I’m planning a YA paranormal romance series. My goal is to have the first book ready to go to the publisher by the end of the summer or fall. The Ema books are geared more toward adult readers and while I love them, I’m also really excited to break into the YA market. I love reading YA. I’m a big fan of Cassandra Clare and others and I always kind of assumed I would start out in the YA genre, but ended up writing characters that were my age first. So now I’m coming back around with younger paranormal characters that I think even my current adult fans will love.


J.D. Brown knows that vampires exist because she’s dating one and no, he doesn’t sparkle. Unfortunately, he’s not immortal either (or maybe her standards are too low). A magnet for subcultures and weirdness, J.D. was that

socially awkward girl with more fictional friends than real ones. As a child battling a hearing loss and a medical condition with no name, J.D. found comfort in books where strong women always saved the day and got the guy. An obsession with Charmed,Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Heroes lead J.D. to believe that her mutated chromosome made her something more, not something less. Thus her stubborn flare to persevere was born.
A lover of fine cuisine, coffee, and shoes, J.D. never understood why shoe stores don’t serve Starbucks and soufflĂ©. She resides in Wisconsin were she writes urban fantasy—aka vampires for adults—and has political debates with her dogs. 
Links: Website   FB    Twitter   Amazon   MuseItUp Publishing  



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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Valerie Twombly's FATAL DESIRE Blog Tour and Giveaway


Guest Post
by
Valerie Twombly

Today I thought it would be fun to talk about the Guardians themselves and give you a brief highlight into each one.
The Guardians were created by a god named Zarek to watch over humanity. He brought together light as the protector and dark as the warrior. Here’s the twist, they are vampires. They eat food same as we do, however they must drink blood to gain their strength. You may ask why Zarek created them to drink from the very people they protect. He is a god and as we know they have always required a blood sacrifice. Don't worry the experience is very pleasurable to the donor, but then their memory of it is erased.
Immortal, they can only be killed by removal of their head. They are telepathic among their kind and have the ability to flash (transport from one place to another with only a thought). They do have a weakness. Silver bands will take away all their powers making them almost human.
Marcus - Is a healer. Even though they can heal themselves, there are times when he is needed. He also performs a great service to the Chosen. Humans who know about them and aid them in our world.
Gwen – Marcus’s sister is a soothsayer. She can often see the future, but is still learning her gift. Of course like any special gift it only works when it wants and not when you really need it.
Lucan – Dark and mysterious, this Guardian controls the shadows. He has an intimate connection to the darkness and can bend a shadow to his will.
Seth – He sees the memories of those he drinks from, like a vivid picture show. Guardians can take memories from many humans. However, they are limited and when important information is needed they rely on Seth.
Garin – This immortal can wield fire. Not like a dragon, but he can make fire with his bare hands and toss it like a fire bomb.
Aidyn – Our king. This sexy vampire is the only one who can convert a human who is not a mate. His special gift is control of the elements. Wind, lightening, mother earth. He is very powerful, but young so often has a hard time with control.
Cassie – Former human, now mate to Marcus. In her human life she was a nurse and was gifted with the ability to heal as a Guardian. However, she has one special power not even her mate has. Want to know? It’s revealed in Fatal Desire.
I hope you enjoyed this small peek at the Guardians and will venture into their world. After all, they are here to protect you.



ETERNAL FLAME
Guardians, #1
Print Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: October 18, 2013
ASIN: B00G0G3FM8

A woman he cannot have, a man who is only a dream. 
When guardian Marcus Dagotto, discovers the Gods have gifted him with a mate, he is raging mad. He has no room for love and even less for a human who has no idea he exists. 
Cassandra Jensen, has a shattered heart and has given up on men. Only one man can set her body on fire, but he is a fantasy that haunts her sleep. 
Two worlds, one desire. 
When the two collide, fate will rip them apart and test their resolve. Will darkness and evil prevail? Or, will love conquer all?  

Buy links: Amazon   B&N   Resplendence 

 FATAL DESIRE
Guardians,  #2
Print Length: 250 pages
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC
Publication Date:  March 26, 2014
ASIN: B00JAGYQMI

Caleb is dark, hot, and commanding in human form. As a dragon, he’s a force to be reckoned with. When he witnesses the slave Lileta being beaten by his Overlord Odage, he nearly comes unglued. Without understanding why, he asks to take the slave as his own, but soon realizes his longing is more than an attraction to a beautiful woman. In a sick twist of fate, the gods have given him a demon as his mate—one he can never touch unless he wishes his own death. His only choice is to grant her freedom. 
Lileta wanted to kill Caleb, but when she is freed by this tempting male, her anger turns to a desire that can only prove fatal. Even if she could claim him as her own, her dark past makes her unworthy of his love. 
When their paths continue to intertwine, spiraling them to the brink of passion, can they resist the yearnings burning within them, or will they submit to their fatal desire?
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About the Author:
As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She
would watch any vampire movie she could find. 
Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked. 
Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

CLAIMED BY A DEMON KING by Felicity Heaton

Book Name: Claimed by a Demon King

Author's Name: Felicity Heaton

Category: M/F

Main Characters: Thorne & Sable

Series: Eternal Mates #2

Release Date: 02/22/14

Author's Website


BLURBThe moment the demon King Thorne of the Third Realm set eyes on the mortal huntress Sable, he knew she was his fated one. The fiery, dangerous female awakened hungers he had never experienced before, a dark craving and passion that has consumed him in their time apart. As the lunar cycle wanes, she enters his world again and nothing will stand in the way of him claiming his forever with her—not the relentless assault from the Fifth Realm or the dark elf male determined to seduce her out of his grasp.
Intent on achieving the coveted position of commander at Archangel, Sable leads her small team into the dark underworld and the Third Realm, to a war where her allies are the very creatures she normally hunts—vampires, werewolves, and demons. Her eagerness to lead the deadly mission has everything to do with winning her promotion, and nothing to do with the kingdom’s brash, lethally seductive demon king—a king who stirred fierce desire and wildfire heat in her with just a look and an innocent touch when they first met, and has been in her wicked dreams ever since.

As the gathering storm between rivals unleashes irresistible passion that flares white-hot and the heat of the battle brings life-shattering realisations, can Sable place her duty before her heart? Or will she surrender to her deepest desires and be claimed by a demon king?

Reviewed By: Wendy
My Rating: 4
We pick up almost were we left off in Kissed by a Dark Prince. Sable is still best friends with Olivia, who we met in book one, and working for Archangel as a demon huntress. Working with Loren, Olivia's mate, and his dark elves, Sable goes to Hell to help Thorne, the Third Realm King. Thorne happens to be her mate but she will not admit it to him or even to herself. It's been a month since they saw each other but neither have thought about much else for the whole 30 days. Sable and her group of mortal hunters are teleported to the Third Realm with the dark elves, vampires and werewolves to help King Thorne protect his land and people from the evil demons of the Fifth Realm that are trying to take over. Protecting his people and planning war were the top priorities for Thorne until Sable showed up with her friend, Bleu, a dark elf who is second in command to Loren. Knowing she is his fated mate he is very possessive of her wanting no other males around her at all.  Having all the different factions together without warring with each other is a heavy job for Thorne, but he needs all the help he can get to fight the other demons. Sable feels herself getting closer to Thorne every day but still can't admit they are eternal mates, her life plans did not include a mate. Sable is torn between wanting what Olivia and Loren have and having a job as commander with Archangel. When evil attacks Thorne with a deadly poisoned knife, Sable knows she cannot loose him and she loves him.  Admitting the truth is not easy for Sable but when she does she gets all she ever dreamed possible.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cara Addison's PASSION, POWER, AND PRIVILEGE Blog Tour


Passion, Power and Privilege
Author: Cara Addison
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
When her tumultuous marriage ends suddenly, Katharine "Kate" Callahan is forced to decide if she should return to her job as a corporate lawyer, or proceed with the campaign to become the Mayor of the City of Lowden.
Difficult decisions become a lot easier when Kate meets Brad Taylor, a handsome and successful business owner. Brad’s attraction to Kate is instant, and life finally starts falling into place as Kate realizes that the right man can bring out a passion that she had forgotten existed. 
Can Kate and Brad overcome their stormy and complicated pasts to find each other, love each other, and use their power and privilege to change the city they call home?
Excerpt:  The crowd was buzzing with anticipation. Kate slipped quietly into a private room off the main hall, taking a moment to mentally review two possible speeches, one in the event of a victory and the other in the event of defeat. Her father joined her a few moments later. “I thought I might find you here.” His grin was contagious, and she realized that this was the happiest that she had seen him in months. “I’m so proud of you, Kate. You’re an amazing woman and I’m so exceptionally honored to be your father.”
“I’m scared, Dad.”

He studied her face. “Why, Katherine?”

“It isn’t just about winning or losing, Dad. I just don’t want to fail. I don’t want to let people down…the campaign supporters…the volunteers…donors…the residents of this city…”

“Oh, Kate,” he whispered, wrapping his arm around her shoulder. “You’ve run an exceptional campaign. You have so much to be proud of.” He kissed her cheek and smiled. “You’re too driven and competitive for your own good, you know.”

They heard a loud cheer from the hall. “We better get out there,” he murmured as he hugged her. “We wouldn’t want to miss the big moment.” They walked back into the main hall, arm in arm in time to see the results from the ninth ward posted on the screen. Camera lights flicked on around the room as reporters delivered live reaction to the twenty percent gap between the two candidates. Finding Dan and Stan standing in the middle of the room, Kate winked at Stan as he held up the small slip of paper containing the advanced polling information he had shown her earlier in the day.

She overheard one member of the press report that there had been a record turnout of voters for this election. She wondered for a brief moment how Jim Freeman was feeling at this exact moment. Seconds later, the final results flickered onto the screen, and the auditorium went wild. It was a victory! Her senses were overwhelmed and the campaign transitioned into a rock concert as “I’ve Got a Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas blasted over the sound system, laser lights flickered, supporters offered hugs and high fives while confetti fell from the ceiling. This was the moment!

It was dizzying having so many supporters gathered around. In the buzz of activity, the boyish grin and stunning blue eyes of Mr. Taylor caught her attention. Through the crowd, he lifted a glass of champagne to toast the victory. Champagne began to flow throughout the hall, a glass having been placed in her hand by a volunteer. Holding his gaze, she raised her glass in response, flashed a satisfying grin, and then took a perfectly delicious sip.


Author Bio:  I consider myself to be an accidental author. That’s right, becoming a published author happened, by chance.For years, I’ve worked in the corporate world. Essentially, I’m a problem solver for corporations and government. So, you can imagine how much of a shift it was for me to sit down and write.During the summer of 2013, I put pen to paper. I let my sexy imagination loose and before I knew it I’d filled a more than a few pages. The characters came to life and the story began to take shape.I’m blessed with incredible friends who were willing to read as I wrote. They offered insight and suggestions, but most importantly they offered unconditional support and encouragement to keep writing.
And so began, the greatest chapter of my life. 
My first manuscript took just over a month to write. With just over 64,000 words, I’d taken the main characters, Kate Callahan and Bradley Taylor on a journey. I had my friends read Passion, Power, and Privilege and then made several edits in response to their suggestions. In October of 2013, I sent my little baby off to a select group of publishers. And waited.
I was hooked. While I waited, I started writing another novel. An entirely new set of characters, a new setting, and a new plot began to take shape. By the end of October, I’d put the finishing touches on Going the Distance, the story of Austin Campbell and Brett Tanner.
Writing has been cathartic. Becoming published has been exhilarating.
This journey isn’t over. I continue to write, as time permits. A third manuscript is in the works.                                                                                       

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Protectors by Teresa Gabelman Blog Tour







Damon DeMasters is a vampire warrior who has taken an oath to protect his own kind as well as humans. As a social worker, Nicole Callahan fights for the right of every child placed in her care. Damon has been ordered to train Nicole and her colleagues against the dangers they now face. Even as sparks fly, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races.






synopsis

The VC Warriors are an elite group of vampire who protect innocents, whether human or those of their own race. Jared Kincaid, along with other Warriors, are shocked when a fiery red head with a gun and attitude, bring news of young teens being turned into an army of half-breed vampires capable of taking out all VC Warriors.
Breaking into the famed VC Warriors compound was definitely not the smartest thing Tessa Pride has ever done, but she will do anything for her brother, Adam. The Warriors held the one person she knew was responsible for her brother being turned into a half-breed and nothing will stop her from getting what she needs to help her brother, not even a Warrior whose eyes could make her melt with one look.
Jared and Tessa join forces in a desperate scramble to find who is responsible. With a war between Warriors and half-breeds brewing, suspicions of traitors in their midst put the lives of everyone involved on the line



Guest Post:
I don’t get many opportunities to thank the people/friends who have helped me get to where I am today, so any opportunity I get I do so. There are so many that I couldn’t even began to name them because it would take up your whole blog, but they all know who they are. I don’t believe that just because you write something on a page makes you an author. Some will disagree with that and that’s fine, but I believe in order to be an author you need people to read your work whether they like it or not. I have been blessed to have been read by people who love the series and have recommended them to others. I have also been blessed to have those who have not liked the series, but actually wrote a review saying why and I have learned a great from that. Good reviews go with bad reviews and all reviews should be used a learning tool for authors.

So now I get to take a moment to thank everyone from my family, friends, readers, my editor, my PA, my street team, bloggers, reviewers, the selfless authors who opened their hearts to help a new unknowing writer of words and last, but not least, my dog who keeps my feet warm while I’m writing, yeah, I’m totally serious about my dog. HA! Without you guys I wouldn’t be an author, just someone who puts words to paper. Love you all more than you will ever know. Without you my dream would never have been reached. No one achieves their dreams alone. Hugs!!!


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


Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1

Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4



BUY LINKS- Damon: Amazon ~ B&N and  Jared: Amazon ~  B&N

Damon (Excerpt)

“I still think you are taking grave risks that you are ill equipped to take, human,” Damon scowled, his voice a low deep rumble of authority.
“Yeah, well, it wasn’t you who put that child in the hands of a monster, vamp,” Nicole shot back. If he thought to scare her with the big bad vampire warrior thing he had going on, he was sadly mistaken. Backing down wasn't an option when it came to her job.
“Ah....okay,” Duncan stepped in not liking where this was heading. “Everybody partner up.”
Mitch glared a warning at Nicole, who just shrugged and mouthed, “He started it.” Taking a quick peek at the warrior, she noticed his smug grin. Oh yeah, this was going to be a problem.


Jared (Excerpt)

“You’re making a big mistake.” Jared tried one last time to stop these two before they got in more trouble than they were already in.
The woman hesitated before slowly backing out of the room, “Trusting a blood sucking vampire would be the mistake.”
“I’ll be seeing you…,” Jared leaned toward her as far as he could, “very soon.” Anticipation in the form of a smile tipped his lips when she ran out the door, leaving the scent of honeysuckle in her wake. 

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