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The Mortal One Series Box Set by Shannon Bell {Tour}

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Explore the love story between Nico, an Italian vampire, and Dylan, an American woman who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Dylan must deal with another vampire who wants to claim her, vampire politics at their worst, and is swept away in a romance with Nico that is so strong, she wonders if it could be real. 

 

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All four books of The Mortal One Series are included, with bonus & extended scenes as well as Nico’s Origins Story. Over 1,100 pages if they were in print!!

 

The Mortal One:

 

Dylan is a mortal woman who is in desperate need of finding herself. What she finds instead is a vampire in the streets of Florence and is suddenly swept up in an immortal love affair. It’s not that easy, though. She’s got vampire politics to deal with and a hot Parisian vampire who thinks he can claim her. Nico must mark her and guide her through these tough times. Will she be able to receive the mark? Can a mortal and immortal find true love? Read #1, the Amazon bestselling novel today. 

 

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Dylan is still the mortal one in the equation, but now she has learned that it’s not just vampires that go bump in the night. She is now torn between Olivier who has apologized and Nico who has shown her nothing but kindness and love. She gets a good dose of what it means to be a truth seeker thanks to Olivier, though he wants to share more than knowledge with her. Will Dylan be able to resist Olivier’s charms? Can she make sense of this world with her heart and dignity intact? 

 

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Dylan, Nico, and Olivier are working on a compromise that allows them to live within the city together. There are power struggles going on everywhere and Dylan is learning that it’s becoming a liability that she is still mortal. However, she’s not ready to let go of her mortality. Dylan and Nico are growing stronger as a power couple and that is causing some feelings of jealousy from a few different people within their lives. Dylan is learning about being “a sensitive” and trying to forge a new home within Paris. Will she be able to survive as a mortal? Can Nico and Olivier come up with a compromise that allows them to work together?

 

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Dylan is the mortal one still..but not for long. Nico is ready to provide her with the wedding of her dreams, but first they must go in search of the Celtic bloodline. There are dangers that lie ahead in Scotland and vampires invited into the city are not making it easy for Dylan to say ‘I do’ as a mortal. Will she be married? Will she get the bloodline of her choosing? Find out in the final installment of The Mortal One Series

 

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Shannon BellShannon Bell grew up in Florida and has always dreamed about vampires – and still secretly hopes they exist. She is married to someone who tolerates her crazy story-telling about Romania and has a daughter she hopes will have the same enthusiasm for vampires when she grows up that her mommy does.

 

Shannon has a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida as well as an online degree in vampirology. She loves writing about vampires, romance, food and drink, as well as travel. She is a full-time writer and currently hard at work on her next novel.

 

You can also choose to sign up for my newsletter at any time at shannonwritesandblogs.com/newsletter. It’s a way to find out about upcoming books, contests, & more!

 

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Release Day Launch: 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six

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About 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six:

 

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors Jennifer L. Armentrout, Lorelei James, Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright, Donna Grant, and introducing Rebecca Yarros and Kennedy Layne.

 

Discovery Bundle Six - coverSeven Dark Tales. Seven Sensual Stories. Seven Page Turners.

 

DREAM OF YOU: Abby Erickson isn’t looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she’s thrust into the hands of Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she’s in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

 

STRIPPED DOWN: A flirty game of sexual truth or dare between best man, Wynton Grant, and maid of honor, Melissa Lockhart during their BFF’s wedding reception results in a steamy hookup. But their plans for a one and done change when a family crisis leaves Wyn shorthanded at the Grant Ranch. Mel volunteers to help and gets way more than she bargained for.

 

RAGE: Rage has never had a problem charming the females. All except Lucie Gaudet. The lovely Geek is a born troublemaker, and it was no surprise to Rage when she was kicked out of the Wildlands. Now the Pantera need a first-class hacker to stop the potential destruction of their people, and it’s up to Rage to convince Lucie to help.

 

KILLIAN: Gorgeous, brutal, aggressive, and human, Killian O’Roarke wants only two things: to get rid of the Pantera DNA he’s been infected with, and get back to the field. Rosalie lost her mate to a human, and now the Hunter despises them all. In a time of war between their species, isn’t any chance of love destined for destruction?

 

DRAGON KING: Grace Clark has found the perfect spot to break through her writer’s block. Until Arian, a Dragon King who has slept away centuries in his cave, appears and tries to force her away from the mountain. Unaware of the war she just stumbled into, Grace doesn’t just discover the perfect place to write, she finds Arian – the most gorgeous, enticing, mysterious man she’s ever met.

 

IGNITE: In Legacy, Colorado, I buried my father alongside his elite Hotshot team. Ten years later, I’ve followed in his footsteps—fighting fires in the mountains of Alaska with my brother.
Amid the flames, nothing ignites me like Avery Claire. She’s stubborn, strong, sexy as hell, and my best friend. She also has no idea that I’m in love with her.

 

FATED IDENTITY: Grady Kenton relishes the long seductive weekends with Brienne Chaylse, the beautiful CIA liaison who understands his boundaries and accepts things the way he needs them to be. When Brienne’s identity as a CIA special agent is leaked to the media, she and Grady must race to discover whose betrayal runs deep while their true feelings emerge.

 

Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.

 

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About the 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six Authors

 
Jennifer L. ArmentroutJennifer L. Armentrout:
 

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

 

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

 

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 

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Lorelei JamesLorelei James:
 

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family…and a whole closet full of cow girl boots.

 

From Lorelei: “Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I’m a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I’m not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.”

 

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Alexandra IvyAlexandra Ivy:

 

Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author. From Alexandra: “I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library.

 

Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.

 

Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!

 

I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.

 

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Laura WrightLaura Wright:
 

Laura Wright is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author. From Laura: “Unlike many of my peers in the writing world, I wasn’t a writer or a reader until I left high school. During my youth I was into theater, song and dance, commercials and boys. I loved romance surely, but I had never read a romance novel until my late teens. With that said, I remember the day I did like it was a moment ago – my aunt gave me the Jude Deveraux novel, Knight in Shining Armor and I couldn’t put it down until the very last word. Then I went straight to the library and got another – then another until I’d read everything she’d ever written. After that, it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire. I instantly loved those emotional, sexy reads, so much so that I began to carve out ideas for my own stories, themes that were unique to me and moved me. In 1997 I enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met my mentor and critique partners and since have never stopped writing. I was committed then and I still am now; the need to tell my own romantic stories a full on obsession. My first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well the editor who’d rejected it wanted to see something else from me. I had something (note to authors; always keep working, even after you’ve sent in a proposal) and sent it right away. The day I got the call telling me Desire wanted to buy Cinderella and the Playboy was the best day of my life. That is until I married my husband, and had my two beautiful children. But I must say, writing is much like motherhood – tough, grueling, surprising, delicious and for me, a dream come true.”

 

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Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

 

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

 

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.

 

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Rebecca YarrosRebecca Yarros:

 

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

 

When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years. They finally can call Colorado home along with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog.

 
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Kennedy LayneKennedy Layne:
 

“First and foremost, I love life. I love that I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister…and a writer.

 

“I am one of the lucky women in this world who gets to do what makes them happy. As long as I have a cup of coffee (maybe two or three) and my laptop, the stories evolve themselves and I try to do them justice. I draw my inspiration from a retired Marine Master Sergeant that swept me off of my feet and has drawn me into a world that fulfills all of my deepest and darkest desires. Smoldering romance, military men, intrigue, with a little bit of kinky chili pepper (his recipe), fill my head and there is nothing more satisfying than making the hero and heroine fulfill their destinies.

 

“Thank you for having joined me on their journeys…”

 

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Release Blast: With Every Breath (Slow Burn #4) by Maya Banks ~ Giveaway/Excerpt

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“Baby,” he whispered, watching as her eyes became cloudy and then shiny with tears when he murmured the endearment. As though she mattered to him. Didn’t she understand she was the most important thing in the world to him? No, she didn’t. Not yet. But she would. “Lay your burden down. It’s time to let someone carry it for you.”

 

He’d said it before but this time it seemed to really register with her and hit home. For a brief moment there was a spark of hope and so much yearning in her eyes that he automatically squeezed her tighter in his arms.

 

She wanted to lean on him. He’d seen that in her eyes right before defeat registered and with it her loss of hope. She truly believed that no one could help her, even if she wanted it. How to make her believe in him? How to make her believe that there was nothing he wouldn’t do for her, to alleviate the pain and guilt in her eyes, to permanently remove those bruising shadows?

 

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Slow Burn #4

 

By: Maya Banks

 

Releasing August 23, 2016


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#1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and sizzling Slow Burn series with this fourth book—a mesmerizingly sexy tale of a strong, brilliant woman who encounters the one man who makes her lose all control.

 

Eliza Cummings fought free of a monster who terrorized her when she was an innocent teenager and helped put him away for good. She took a job with Devereaux Security Services and devoted every hour to taking down the very thing she’d nearly become. No one, not even those closest to her, know her darkest, shameful secrets. But now the killer has been set free on a legal loophole and it’s only a matter of time before he comes for her. Eliza’s only choice is to run and lead the monster away from the people she loves.

 

Wade Sterling has always lived by his own rules, a law unto himself who answers to no one. He’s never professed to be a good man, and he’s definitely not hero material. Wade never allows anyone close enough to see the man behind the impenetrable mask—but one woman threatens his carefully leashed control. He took a bullet for her and the result was more than a piece of metal entrenched in his skin. She was under his skin and nothing he did rid himself of the woman with the courage of a warrior and who thinks nothing of putting her life before others.

 

But when Wade sees a panicked and haunted Eliza he knows something is very wrong, because the fool woman has never been afraid of anything. And when she tries to run, the primal beast barely lurking beneath his deceptively polished façade erupts in a rage. She may not know it, but she belongs to him. This time, Eliza isn’t going to play the protector. She was damn well going to be the protected. And as long as Wade breathes, no one will ever hurt what is his.

 

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Maya Banks
Maya Banks is a #1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, Scottish historical romances. She is the author of the Breathless Trilogy, the KGI novels, the Sweet series, and the Colters Legacy novels.

 

She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a Calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo! Group.

 

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Three (3) Print Bundles of the complete Slow Burn Series, including, IN HIS KEEPING, KEEP ME SAFE, SAFE AT LAST & WITH EVERY BREATH.

 

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Angel’s Weekly Romance List ~ 8/23 – 8/26 #Giveaway #Freebies

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Week: 8/23 – 8/26

 

 

Aug. 23rd, 2016

 

 

Hostage Negotiation (Marshland Justice #4) by Lena Diaz – (Contemporary Romance)
With Every Breath (Slow Burn #4) by Maya Banks – (Romantic Suspense, Erotic, Paranormal, & Contemporary)
1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six (1001 Dark Nights)
Wild Embrace (Psy-Changeling #15.5) by Nalini Singh – (Paranormal Romance & Anthologies)
The King Takes A Mate (Shifter Fight League #4) by Mina Carter – (Erotic Paranormal Romance)
All the Wounds in Shadow (The Healing Edge #2) by Anise Eden – (Paranormal Romance)
Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens – (Contemporary Romance)
Loving Deviant (Cyborg Seduction #9) by Lauren Dohner – (Erotic Sc-Fi Romance)
The Midnight Breed Series 3-Book Bundle: Kiss of Midnight, Kiss of Crimson, Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian – (Paranormal Romance)

 

 

Aug. 24th, 2016

 

Heart of Fire: a Moonbound World series (Witches of Whitewood Book 1) by Camryn Rhys – (Paranormal Romance) 

 

 

Aug. 25th, 2016

 

 

Pirate (Space Gypsy Chronicles #1) by Eve Langlois – (Science Fiction Romance)

 

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Unraveled (Elemental Assassin #15) by Jennifer Estep {Tour} ~ Giveaway/Excerpt

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Two weeks ago, I’d been kidnapped and held hostage by Hugh Tucker, a vampire who claimed that he was part of “the Circle,” a secret group that supposedly pulled the strings on the underworld and everything else in Ashland. That had certainly come as news to me, since I was supposedly the head of the underworld these days. But Tucker had claimed that the Circle was a group of criminals so high and mighty that no one could touch them, especially not a lowly assassin like me. The vamp had also said that the Circle monitored everything from behind the scenes—and that they could kill me and my friends anytime they wanted to.
 
But the most shocking thing he’d told me was that my mother, Eira Snow, had supposedly been one of them.
 
My mother had been murdered when I was thirteen, and it was a deep loss that I still felt to this day. But I’d viewed my mother like any other kid. She was my mom—nothing more, nothing less. I’d never really thought about who she was, much less what kind of person. The good things she did, the bad ones, how she felt about all of them. I didn’t know any of that. But Tucker had turned my world upside down with his accusations, and I wanted to know how true they were: I had to know if my mother had been the good person I’d always assumed she was, or just as rotten, dirty, and depraved as the rest of this shadowy Circle.

 

 

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(Elemental Assassin #15) 
Jennifer Estep 
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400 pages 
August 30, 2016 
ISBN: 978-1501142215
 
 

 

What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?
 
As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.
 
So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.
 
Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight…
 

 

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Jennifer Estep Author PicJennifer Estep is a New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

  

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Unwanted, e-novella #14.5 in the series, is available now. Unraveled, book #15, will be released on Aug. 30.

 

 Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. She is also the author of the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.

  

 

For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit www.jenniferestep.com or follow Jennifer on FacebookGoodreads, and Twitter.

 

 

 

 
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Rise of a Viking (The MacLomain Series: Viking Ancestors’ Kin #1) by Sky Purington {Tour} ~ Excerpt/Giveaway

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Rise of a VikingThe MacLomain Series 
Viking Ancestors’ Kin
Book 1
Sky Purington 
Genre:  Time-travel Fantasy Romance
Date of Publication:  August 9, 2016
ASIN:   B01FFXUWKO
Number of pages:  270
Word Count:  80,000
Cover Artist:  Tamra Westberry

 

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Cybil is thrilled when she and her family inherit a million dollar ocean-side house in Winter Harbor, Maine. It’s a chance to finally bring her sisters back together and right old wrongs. But problems arise. Her gift of prophecy grows stronger. A Viking from the past haunts her. And that old ash tree in the front yard? It has taken on the otherworldly qualities of Yggdrasill, a tree that connects the nine worlds in Norse mythology. Soon caught in its power, she’s whisked back in time to tenth-century Scandinavia.

 

Of dragon blood and set to inherit the throne, Heidrek Sigdir tries to keep Cybil away, but the gods have other plans. A fate designed to make him pay for past grievances. Yet when he finally lays eyes on her, he wants nothing else. They share a connection unlike any other. Poignant desire. Incomparable need. Tempting change. Even so, he must let her go. She should be with his brother. Still, nothing is what it seems. A new enemy is determined to destroy all and Cybil is special to him and his people in ways nobody anticipated.

 

Many revelations come to light when Heidrek and Cybil are forced to journey across the rugged lands of Norway to reach the home of the seers at the peak of Mt. Galdhøpiggen. Hearts will be tested and lives forever changed. Will a new Viking King rise up and keep his people safe? Or will his endless draw to a modern day woman be his ultimate ruin?

 

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Their eyes held for a long moment before a heavy drop of icy rain hit her cheek. He wiped it away gently then took her hand. “Let us find shelter.”

 

They didn’t go far before he pushed aside a heavy swath of roots and led her into an alcove about the size of a large walk-in closet. Plush green moss crawled along the walls and floor. Stones created a semi-circle at the rear with a small bushel of roots and sticks at its center. When Heidrek’s eyes glowed pale blue, sparks hissed then ignited a small fire.

 

“Won’t it get smoky in here,” she started before she realized a fist-sized hole was above it, effectively sucking the smoke away. Cybil peered up. “That goes all the way to the top? This mountain is easily hundreds of feet tall.”

 

“Yes, it goes to the top and is one of many. All of the mountains in the Place of Seers house sanctuaries like this,” he explained as he removed his fur and laid it on the ground. “They come here not only to worship but to mate.”

 

“Mate?” She perked her brows and couldn’t stop a small grin. “Where they worship?”

 

“They are Viking.” A rare twinkle lit his eyes. “Our mating and religion go hand in hand. Both are afforded equal devotion.” The corner of his mouth inched up. “And of course, a fair amount of worship is applied whether communing with the gods or mating.”

 

“So no churches or sex behind closed doors.” She chuckled as she removed her fur and laid it beside his. “Interesting.”

 

“Many of my people prefer mating in the open.” He returned to the entrance. “Sex is something to be enjoyed wherever and whenever the urge comes upon us.” There was a mischievous glint in his eyes when they slid over her. “Have you mated in front of others, Cybil?”

 

“Not that I know of.” She met his blossoming grin and held her forefinger within centimeters of her thumb. “Though I always had a little thing for leaving the light on at night and the curtains open during sex. Does that count?”

 

The flash of desire in his eyes as he envisioned such a thing spoke volumes. “My lodging at the fortress has plenty of torchlight and firelight as well as windows.” He shot her a predatory look. “And I will make more windows if you wish. Many more.”

“It might get pretty cold,” she murmured.

 

“No.” His eyes were full of promise. “If anything, it will likely get too hot.”

 

It occurred to her that this was the first time she and Heidrek had come close to flirting, and she liked it. There was more to him than what he showed the world. A playful side she would enjoy exploring for years to come. She tore her eyes from his at the thought, surprised by how easily she had fallen into seeing a future for them.

 

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A $25 gift card to winner’s choice of Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

 

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Sky PuringtonSky Purington is the best-selling author of over twenty novels and several novellas. A New Englander born and bred, Sky was raised hearing stories of folklore, myth and legend. When combined with a love for nature, romance and time-travel, elements from the stories of her youth found release in her books. 

 

Purington loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at Sky@SkyPurington.com. Interested in keeping up with Sky’s latest news and releases? Visit Sky’s website, http://www.skypurington.com to download her free App on iTunes and Android or sign up for her quarterly newsletter. Love social networking? Find Sky on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Sunday Post/BB&B #120 ~ Birthday & Back To School

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This is my take on the Sunday Post, BB&B, & Stacking The Shelves.

 

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Another week has gone bye and I am participating in the Caffeinated Book Reviewer Sunday Post, where we recap the past week on the blog, things to come, showcase books & giveaways plus much more.

 

I also participate in BB&B/Stacking The Shelves. The BB&B is inspired by The Story Siren, Talk Supe, Pop Culture Junkie, and Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, wither they are bought, borrowed, bagged (Won or Gifted). It can be physical or virtual additions to your shelves.

 

 

 

Personal Notes:

 

Well the week before last Grandma came back into town to visit. It was her Birthday weekend and so we celebrated. I didn’t get online or post my Sunday thing, since I was running around doing family activities, planning a birthday party, and working.

 

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My son starts his first day of Pre-K on Monday. Oh My! He’s going from half day daycare, to full day Pre-K. My emotions are all over the place. Do you have kids? Are they back in school? How did you handle that first time starting school?

 

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For sum reason summer has flown by. Where has it gone? Lately I have felt that I’m being pulled into too many directions, over stressed, & always busy. This has lead me to debating and think about not doing the Sunday Post anymore and switching to a month-wrap on the blog instead. I would feature all things on the blog that month plus Stacking The Shelves. I might also do a post here or their of new books Borrowed & Bagged. It’s an idea! Thoughts?

 

Reading: I’ve not gotten much reading done this summer. Life has/is busy, chaotic, and full of activities. The last two weeks; it’s taken me a full week to read just one book. I usually nock out three books in a week. =(  Just take a look at what I read below:

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(Last two weeks of reading)

Haunted by the King of Death, Her Survivor, & His to Protect

 

 

 

 

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(Always double check $$)

Bought/Freebies: MC Bear My Baby, Pack Wars Boxed Set, & Heir of the Dog

Review: Hearts of Darkness

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you to Mimi Jean Pamfiloff for the lovely surprise in my mailbox. 

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Review(s): Review: Predatory (The Sentinels #0.5 & Immortal Guardians #3.5) by Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, Dianne Duvall, & Hannah JayneReview: Kill Without Mercy (ARES Security #1) by Alexandra IvyReview: Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia BriggsReview: Wild Invitation (Psy-Changeling 0.5, 3.5, 9.5, 10.5) by Nalini SinghARC Review: Gambling on Her Bear (Shifters in Vegas #2) by Anna LoweReview: Heart of the Highland Wolf (Heart of the Wolf #7) by Terry Spear, & Review: Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2) by Nalini Singh

 

 

Interview(s): Character Interview: Claire Connolly – The Sight (Devil’s Isle #2) by Chloe Neill {Tour} ~ Giveaway & Interview: Rhenna Morgan (Waking Eden Tour) ~ Giveaway/Sneak Peek

 

Spotlight/Featured: Release Day Blitz: Risk (Mageri) by Danika Dark ~ SnippetThe Howling Heart by April Bostic {Promo Tour} ~ Excerpt/GiveawayExcerpt Tour: Kayden/Simon (Bayou Heat #21-22) by Alexandra Ivy & Laura WrightRelease Day Blitz: Reaper’s Fire (Reapers MC #6) by Joanna Wylde, & Release Day Launch: Kayden/Simon (Bayou Heat #21-22) by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright ~ Excerpt

 

New Releases: Angel’s Weekly Romance List ~ 8/15 – 8/19 & Angel’s Weekly Romance List ~ 8/9 – 8/12

 

Cover Reveal(s): Cover Reveal: Rendezvous With Yesterday (The Gifted Ones #2) by Dianne Duvall ~ #PreOrder #Giveaway & Cover Reveal: Wicked Passion (Under Realm Assassins, #3) by Amanda J. Greene ~ Giveaway
 

 

 

 

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Thanks to Chloe Neill, we are able to offer this sweet giveaway. We will be giving one lucky winner the following items:

  • Devil’s Isle tote bag, pen, and sticker sheet
  • Royal Mercantile Koozie and bookplate
  • The Veil screen wipe
  • Chicagoland Vampires and Devil’s Isle bookmarks

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Amazon Fire Tablet 7″ 8GB (winner chooses color), $25 Amazon gift card, and The Howling Heart e-book. – Click Here

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(1) $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble GC (Reader’s choice) and (1) Eden Series Prize Pack (US Winner Only) Includes: Signed Print Copy of Waking Eden, Eden Series Coffee Mug, Eden Series Grocery Tote, Eden Series Pen/Stylus and Eden Series Post-its – Click Here

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Monday: Rise of a Viking (Tour) & Unraveled (Tour)

 

Tuesday: Release Day

 

Wednesday: The Mortal One Box Set (Tour) & Immortal Billionaire (Cover Reveal)

 

Thursday: (Interview) Mary Hughes – Mind Mates

 

Friday:  Night Shift 2 (Cover Reveal)

 

Saturday: (ARC Review) Haunted by the King of Death

 

 

 

 

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Guardian’s Mate (Shifters Unbound, #9) 
by Jennifer Ashley
Expected publication: September 6th 2016

 

Guardian's MateShe wasn’t ready to lead…

Chosen as the Guardian of her Montana Shiftertown, wolf Shifter Rae Lyall is facing opposition—for no woman has ever been selected for this powerful position. Still adjusting to the new authority thrust upon her, Rae travels to train with Zander Moncrieff, a Shifter healer, tasked with teaching her about her new role and its responsibilities.

 

He wasn’t ready to love…

A polar bear Shifter, Zander wears no Collar and follows no rules but his own. Rae finds him arrogant and demanding, yet compelling and intriguing. Zander has no wish to mate but the sassy Guardian is drawing him out of his shell, stirring feelings long suppressed. And when a new threat looms over Rae’s home, she and Zander must race to the rescue, forced closer to danger…and to each other.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Review: Predatory (The Sentinels #0.5 & Immortal Guardians #3.5) by Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, Dianne Duvall, & Hannah Jayne

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Predatory 

 The Sentinels #0.5 & Immortal Guardians #3.5  
 Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, Dianne Duvall, & Hannah Jayne  
 Paranormal Romance - Anthologies - Novellas  
 Zebra  
 May 7th 2013  
 eBook  
 384  
 Library  
 

 

Four of today's most exciting paranormal authors take readers into the thrilling realm of vampires, immortals, and other supernatural beings with a thirst for illicit desire...

 

Out Of Control by Alexandra Ivy
Ph.D student Angela Locke has a crush on her sexy professor, Dr. Nikolo Bartrev. When she learns he's actually a Sentinel with extraordinary powers, she joins forces with him to catch a psychopath. But soon, their hottest pursuit is of each other...

 

Ties That Bind by Nina Bangs
Cassie Tyler agrees to sub for her friend at the funeral home where she works. But she gets more than she bargained for when a group of men attack her and a vampire comes to her rescue. . .

 

In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Richart d'Alençon can't forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he saved her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist. . .

 

High Stakes by Hannah Jayne
When vampire fashionista Nina LaShay's design contest rival is found dead, she's the prime suspect. Sexy photographer Pike is number two. He's the kind of man who makes Nina salivate. But will she have to reveal herself to have him--and to save them both? Or does Pike have a secret of his own?

 

 

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This anthologies was just ok. I picked it up to read Alexandra Ivy’s The Sentinels since I own book’s 1 & 2 (not yet read them), so I wanted to get a taste of what the series is about. I also went a head and read the other novellas featured as well.

 

Out of Control by Alexandra Ivy – 3 Stars

This one is an introduction to The Sentinels #0.5 series. It features Nikolo a Sentinel and Angela. The set up is interesting. I’m not found of the quick hook up’s. The couple featured have only known each other for a few weeks, they are thrown together, with not much dating happening; before they hook up. I wasn’t fully feeling the connection between these two even though you can clearly see the desires and sexual tensions.

 

Out of Control gives us heartache, betrayal, and surprises. It had plenty of action, humor, and lust. This novella was enjoyable! 

 

Ties That Bind by Nina Bangs – 3 Stars

This one was a little dark, a little odd, and a little interesting. It features Cassie who has a fear of dead bodies and Ethan a vampire. We get a taste of the world and supernaturals it has. The set up was nice and the romance was warm and heartfelt.

 

Ties That Bind gives you lots of action and an engaging storyline. This novella was enjoyable!

 

In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall – 3 Stars

This one is part of the Immortal Guardian #3.5 series. It features Richart a Guardian and Jenna a human. The characters and concept are interesting. I was a little confused at the beginning on what the differences where between a Guardian and a Vampire, but that was answered farther along in the novella.

 

I did have a little issue when Richart was ambushed and ends up in Jenna’s living room. Jenna and son should have looked for a wallet on him, a phone, or some way to get ahold of his people even though they aren’t sure what he is. Also his people should have found him sooner since they have the capability to track cell phones and he has one on him.

 

In Still Darkness gives you action, steamy romance, and camaraderie. I’ve not tired the series out yet, but I plan to give it a try at some point. This novella was enjoyable!

 

High Stakes by Hannah Jayne – DNF

Couldn’t get into this novella.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

As far as anthologies go. I wouldn’t purchase this one, but I do enjoy that my library carries this and other anthologies. I will point out that most of these novellas are now published on their own. 

 

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Review: Kill Without Mercy (ARES Security #1) by Alexandra Ivy

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Kill Without Mercy 

 ARES Security #1  
 Alexandra Ivy  
 Romantic Suspense - Contemporary Romance  
 Zebra  
 December 29th 2015  
 eBook  
 340  
 Library  
 

 

From the hellhole of a Taliban prison to sweet freedom, five brave military heroes have made it home—and they’re ready to take on the civilian missions no one else can. Individually they’re intimidating. Together they’re invincible. They’re the men of ARES Security.

 

Rafe Vargas is only in Newton, Iowa, to clear out his late grandfather’s small house. As the covert ops specialist for ARES Security, he's eager to get back to his new life in Texas. But when he crosses paths with Annie White, a haunted beauty with skeletons in her closet, he can't just walk away—not when she’s clearly in danger…

 

There’s a mysterious serial killer on the loose with a link to Annie’s dark past. And the closer he gets, the deeper Rafe’s instinct to protect kicks in. But even with his considerable skill, Annie’s courage, and his ARES buddies behind him, the slaying won’t stop. Now it’s only a matter of time before Annie’s next—unless they can unravel a history of deadly lies that won’t be buried.

 

 

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Kill Without Mercy is book one in the ARES Security series by Alexandra Ivy. This was a good start. I had a nice time reading Kill Without Mercy. We get a few surprises, action, a mystery, & romance.

 

Their is a whole lot of yumminess. We got to meet the five men that make up the ARES team. I liked that we got to meet them and learn a little about each. They all sounded interesting and I can’t wait to read their stories.

 

Rafe and Annie where a good mix for a couple. Rafe steps in to save the day and the girl along with the help of his friends who immediately lead their support and protection. Annie was easy to like.

 

The story was enjoyable and fun. It has plenty of action, mystery, suspense, and drama which was captivating. The romance was a little quick, but it was still a delightful story. I look forward to more in this series.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

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Character Interview: Claire Connolly – The Sight (Devil’s Isle #2) by Chloe Neill {Tour} ~ Giveaway

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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Claire Connolly from The Sight.  
Hello and Welcome Claire!

 

For those readers not familiar with you, would you please tell us a bit about yourself?

 

Sure! My name is Claire Connolly.  I operate Royal Mercantile in New Orleans’ French Quarter–or what’s left of it.  I’m 24, and I’ve lived in New Orleans all my life.  I’m one of the few humans who stayed behind after the paranormal war. Because if we leave, there’ll be nothing left of New Orleans. And that’s not something I’m willing to live with.

 

Do you have any special strengths? Weaknesses? Skills?

 

*Looks around* It’s not common knowledge, or else I’d be locked into Devil’s Isle with the rest of the Paranormals. I’m a Sensitive–I’m sensitive to the magic that slipped through from the Beyond when the Veil between our world and theirs was split. That magic gives me power–the ability to move things by telekinesis.

 

What is one thing you wish other people knew about you?

 

I wish they understood more about Paranormals, about the history, about the magic, about the war in the Beyond that brought Consularis Paras to our world without their consent.

 

Are you currently in a relationship? How is it going?

 

No. I’m single, and it has to be that way.

 

Last what do you think of your author?

 

*Laughing* That’s a conflict of interest, isn’t it? She created me, and controls what I say, so I guess I can’t say anything that’s not flattering. In seriousness, I guess she’s alright, but I do wish she’d ease up on New Orleans a little.

 

Thank you Claire for taking a moment to speak with us today!

 

Thanks for having me today!

 

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The Sight 

(Devil’s Isle #2)

by Chloe Neill
August 16th 2016
 
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The paranormal war that engulfed New Orleans seven years ago is over.  But the battle for the city is just beginning . . .

 

Claire Connolly is a Sensitive, infected with magic when the Veil that divides humanity from the world beyond fell. Magic can easily consume and destroy a Sensitive, and if Claire’s secret is discovered she’ll be locked into the walled district of Devil’s Isle along with every other Paranormal left in the city.

 

Bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered Claire’s secret, but refused to turn her in. Together they saved New Orleans from the resurgence of magic that nearly destroyed it. But now a dangerous cult is on the rise, and it will take both Claire and Liam—and magical allies within Devil’s Isle’s towering walls—to defeat the occult threat before magic corrupts them both…

 

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Chloe NeillChloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Devil’s Isle, Chicagoland Vampires, and Dark Elite series. She was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest.  When not writing, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys–her favorite landscape photographer/husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)

 

Chloe is represented by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency. Chloe is a member of the Romance Writers of America.

 

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The fun doesn’t stop here. Want more chances to win? You can also enter Chloe’s Grand Prize Giveaway, which will run August 8 through August 19 on Chloe’s web site here.

 

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Blog Giveaway (USA Only)!

 

Thanks to Chloe Neill, we are able to offer this sweet giveaway. We will be giving one lucky winner the following items:

 

  • Devil’s Isle tote bag, pen, and sticker sheet
  • Royal Mercantile Koozie and bookplate
  • The Veil screen wipe
  • Chicagoland Vampires and Devil’s Isle bookmarks

 

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Monday, August 8 – Paranormaly Yours
Tuesday, August 9 – TSK, TSK What To Read?
Wednesday, August 10 – Redd’s Reads | The Book Crumb Trail
Thursday, August 11- Dandelionn Wine  | Vicarious Bookworm
Friday, August 12 – NovelKnight | Urban Fantasy Investigations

 

Monday, August 15 – Parajunkee | Book-Marks The Spot
Tuesday, August 16 (Release Day) – YA Reads | The Saucy Wenches | Bad Ass Book Reviews
Wednesday, August 17 – Goldilocks & The Three Weres
Thursday, August 18 – The Book Nympho | Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
Friday, August 19 – The Book Swarm | TruBookiesReview | Lake’s Book Reviews | Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust

 

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Review: Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs

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Fire Touched

 Mercy Thompson #9  
 Patricia Briggs  
 Urban Fantasy - Paranormal - Supernatural  
 Ace  
 March 8th 2016  
 eBook  
 342  
 Bought  
 

 

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

 

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

 

 

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I just love coming back to this world and getting back into Mercy’s head. I was captured from the first word. There where some great funny lines and so much to love and savor in this installment.

 

Mercy and Adam have a great relationship and you can see that in the pages. They work well together and their relationship is never stale. It is ever changing as is the world around them. Adam finally puts down the law with his pack about Mercy. I would have liked this done sooner, but it was great to see him set them straight.

 

The Hampton Pack ends up dealing with some major changes and challenges in this installment. I’m very intrigued with the direction things are going, the new & old characters that pop-up, the world as a whole, and how everything was resolved. It was masterful done.

 

Fire Touched was a treat for this fan. Their was never a dull moment. The series continues to grow and get better with each book. Mercy is becoming stronger, the pack is evolving, and the world continues to build. Fire Touched is packed full with non-stop excitement.

 

If you enjoy shifters, pack polities, a vast world, unique characters, and a series that will never get dull, then you need to try the Mercy Thompson series. If your a fan then don’t wait to read Fire Touched. It’s not to be missed!

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

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Release Day Blitz: Risk (Mageri) by Danika Dark ~ Snippet

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Risk

By Dannika Dark

Release Day Blitz

August 16, 2016

 

Risk

 
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Simon Hunt is a masterful Mage when it comes to knives, solving puzzles, and women. But when a Mageri Councilman asks for a personal favor, his skills are put to the test. He reluctantly accepts the impossible job of training a young Learner who is beyond anyone’s help. She’s beautiful, cunning, and disabled. If he succeeds, he’ll receive a hefty paycheck. But if he fails, more is at stake than merely his reputation.

 

A compelling tale about two lost souls with dark secrets and the unique connection they share. Simon is her last hope… and perhaps she is his.

 

What happens when a game of chance becomes a fight for survival?

 

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She removed her hand and petted his stomach as if he were a docile panther. Simon discovered restraint he never knew he had.

 

Ella’s fingers moved down and fondled a tiny bulge in his pocket. “What’s this?”

Simon carried a miniature chess piece in his pocket—a queen to be exact. “Love, that’s not the piece I want you to stroke.”

 

She looked up at him, her lips pursing together. “Shhh.”

 

Women never took control of Simon this way, and just the thought of it made him so weak with lust that he wasn’t sure he’d be able to hold out for the actual act.

 

Ella went down on her knees and pressed her lips against the stretched leather covering his erection. He nearly lost it. Images flooded his mind of sliding somewhere warm and wet. Suddenly his throat went dry. He flattened his palms against the wall behind him, intoxicated by her unpredictable nature. There was no sense in taking over and trying to dominate her in the bedroom; her needs were nonnegotiable.

 

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Dannika Dark Bio PicDannika Dark is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance. Her books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and she is a 2016 Audie Awards finalist. 

 

Dannika was born on a military base in the U.S. and spent her youth traveling abroad. She developed an interest writing poetry and song lyrics early on, eventually gravitating toward a job that involved writing procedural training documentation. In her spare time, she wrote novels before she decided to pursue a career in publishing.

 

In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing, she enjoys indie music, movies, reading, Tex-Mex, strawberry daiquiris, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.

 

All of her published books to date are written in the same universe and contain material suitable for adults only.

 

“For me, writing is all about blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability, but it’s what I love to do.”

 

Danni

 

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The Howling Heart by April Bostic {Promo Tour} ~ Excerpt/Giveaway

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When I finally opened my eyes, they felt swollen. The pain in my head spread throughout my entire body. Dim light surrounded me in this strange room. I lay on a bed and looked up at the ceiling. I tried to speak, but my throat was dry. Only a quiet wheeze escaped. A low groan followed as my headache pounded against my temples. I still felt hot and sweaty. Layers of blankets covered me, and I wanted to yank them off. When I touched my abdomen, I wore nothing but my bra and panties.

 

My eyes darted around the unfamiliar room. On the wall, I noticed a shadow of something next to me. What the hell is that? I turned my head and saw a candle in the window, but what cast the shadow scared me to death. A large, white wolf lay on the floor beside me. There was no mistaking it for a dog. The bed was low to the floor, and its head was close to mine. I opened my mouth wide, prepared to scream, but wheezes and weak gasps escaped, instead. I thrashed my head against the pillow, as if the motions would turn up the volume in my voice. Finally, a shriek pushed through my sandpaper throat. It was a high-pitched squeal at first, but then, it burst forth and filled the room. I sat up quickly. Aching pain tore through my body, and I heard my bones crack.

 

The wolf awoke with a start. It jerked its head up, and glowing, yellow eyes blinked until they settled on me. I shrank away from it, nearly falling off the bed, screaming until I went hoarse and gasped for breath. The wolf stood on all fours, its size definitely that of a Great Dane. Our gazes locked for a brief moment before the animal ran out the room. I sat against the headboard, clutching the blankets against my chest. I was alone and terrified. Within seconds, tears trickled down my cheeks.

 

 

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The Howling Heart

April Bostic

 

Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

 

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

 

Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.

 

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April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled “A Rose to the Fallen”.

 

Her first short story, “Right Here, Right Now”, released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled “Eros, My Love”, and a sexy romantic comedy entitled “Love Addiction”.

 

After five years, she released her second novel, “The Howling Heart” in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April also released her fourth short story in December 2013, a historical paranormal romance entitled “A Dark Scandal”.

 

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Excerpt Tour: Kayden/Simon (Bayou Heat #21-22) by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright

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Kayden is obsessed with revenge after his parents disappeared when he was just a cub. Now the gorgeous Hunter has discovered the man responsible for betraying them – Joshua Ford – and it’s time for payback. Beginning with the kidnapping of Joshua’s daughter, Bianca. But last thing he expects is to be confronted with the horrifying realization that Bianca is his mate. Will he put revenge before his chance for eternal happiness?

 

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Sexy male model, Simon refuses to give up his exciting life in New York City to return to the slow heat of the Wildlands. For a decade, many pantera have tried to capture the rogue Diplomat and bring him home, but all have failed. Now it’s Tryst’s turn. The hard, brilliant, and gorgeous, Hunter is the ultimate tracker. But can the admitted beast-girl of the Wildlands capture her prey without losing her heart in the process?

 

 

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“Did they teach you nothing in Hunter school? When you go outside the Wildlands, you don’t draw attention to yourself and your kind.”

 

  With a curse, she pushed away from him, releasing his wrists. “Get dressed.”

 

  “It’d go faster if you helped.”

 

  She dropped into a chair and snorted. “No interest in touching you.”

 

  “You’re just going to leave me like this?”

 

  “I’m sure it’s not the first time.”

 

   He laughed and pushed away from the door. She was feisty. A true cat. Spitting one moment, purring the next. It was disappointing that he’d never see her again after today. But such was life. Well, his life.

 

  He pulled on his shirt then grabbed his jeans. “Can I ask you something?”

 

  “What?” she practically snarled.

 

  “Why do you love it? The Wildlands?” He zipped up and put on his shoes. “Don’t you feel caged there? Like an…animal?”

 

  “I love being an animal. I wish I had fur on my back right now.”

 

  “That’s right,” he recalled. “No shifting outside the magic of the Wildlands… So…are you in your cat more often than you’re like this?” He walked toward her, his gaze flickering past her for a brief second.

 

  “If I could be in my cat 24/7, I would.”

 

  “Interesting.”

 

  She stood up. “Can we go now.” It wasn’t a question, and his answer wasn’t a verbal one.

 

  He reached behind her, yanked the chair forward, which made her falter, her butt landing on the cushion once again. He leaned in close, his eyes locked with hers, his face just an inch away. “Cab waiting outside? Or is it a limo? Maybe a horse-drawn carriage? I’m used to grand gestures.”

 

  For a few brief seconds—which was all he needed—the female seemed to consider this. Then her lips twitched and her eyes took on a mocking look. She was damn good at those looks. Made his knees buckle. Almost.

 

  “I’m thinking I’ll just throw you over my shoulder, caveman style.” She batted her eyelashes. “Or cavewoman.”

 

He groaned. This sucked. “Goddess, you don’t know how good that sounds.” He stood up, exhaling with disappointment. “Another time. I hope.”

 

She sniffed and rolled her eyes, then started to rise. When she realized she was tied to the chair, her gaze blasted his and she bared her teeth.

 

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Alexandra IvyAlexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Alexandra: “I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library.

 

Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.

 

Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!

 

I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.

 

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Angel’s Weekly Romance List ~ 8/15 – 8/19

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Week: 8/15 – 8/19

 

Aug. 15th, 2016

 

 

Arcana Rising (The Arcana Chronicles #4) by Kresley Cole – #YA #UF #PNR
Knocked Out By love (Love to the Extreme #5) by Abby Niles – #CR
Body Contact (Hands On #2) by Cathryn Fox – #ER

 

 

Aug. 16th, 2016

 

 

Her Mad Dragon (Dragon Guards #15) by Julia Mills – #PNR
Risk (Mageri) by Danika Dark – #PNR #UF
The Sight (Devil’s Isle #2) by Chloe Neill – #UF
Magic Steals (Kate Daniels #6.5) by Ilona Andrews – #PNR #UF
The Sapphire Heist (Jewel #2) by Lauren Blakely – #CR #RS
Stud for Hire (Stripped Down #1) by Sabrina York – #CR
Curious Minds (Knight and Moon #1) by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton – #Mystery
Wolf’s Mate (Wind Dragons MC #5) by Chantal Fernando – #Romance
More Than Miles (Lost Kings MC #6) by Autumn Jones Lake – #CR

 

 

Aug. 17th, 2016

 

 

Blood and Illusion (Coven Enforcers #3) by Ann Gimpel – #PNR
Chased by Love: Trish Ryder (The Ryders #3) by Melissa Foster – #CR

 

 

Aug. 18th, 2016

 

 

Fire Wolf: CINAED (New Scotia Pack #3) by Victoria Danann – #PNR

 

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Review: Wild Invitation (Psy-Changeling 0.5, 3.5, 9.5, 10.5) by Nalini Singh

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Wild Invitation 

 Psy-Changeling 0.5, 3.5, 9.5, 10.5  
 Nalini Singh  
 Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy - Novella  
 Berkley  
 March 5th 2013  
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A PSY-CHANGELING COLLECTION BY NALINI SINGH
Experience the explosive series hailed by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan as "a must-read for all my fans."

 

In Beat of Temptation, innocent Tamsyn has always had a place in her heart for Nathan, a blooded DarkRiver sentinel. But is she ready for the fierce demands of the mating bond?

In Stroke of Enticement, a wary young teacher, skeptical about love, arouses the man--and the animal--in an aggressive leopard changeling who must prove his affections are true.

 

Plus NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED
In Declaration of Courtship, Grace, a shy submissive wolf, finds herself pursued by the last man she ever would have imagined: a SnowDancer lieutenant said to be "mad, bad, and dangerous to know."

 

Plus NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED
In Texture of Intimacy, SnowDancer healer Lara discovers the searing joys--and unexpected challenges--of being mated to quiet, powerful Walker, a man used to keeping his silence.

 


 

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If you are a fan of the Psy-Changeling series then you don’t want to miss out on these four great novellas.

 

Beat of Temptation #0.5 – 5 Stars

 

This one takes place several years before Slave to Sensation. Here we see a very young 19-year-old Tamsyn, who became the healer to the cats at a very young age. We see her relationship or lack of one with Nate who’s 29. These two have known since Tam turned 15 that they where mates, but the age difference plays a part in their relationship, because Nate wants Tam to have the freedom she deserves first.

 

This story was emotional, sad, and full of lots and lots of sexual frustration and tension.

 

Stroke of Enticement #3.5 – 5 Stars

 

Here we meet Annie, a shy human school teacher and Zach a sexy cat changeling. Annie’s a loner. Her parents had love, but then it died, and she doesn’t want that, so she doesn’t think Zach will stay around. Zach is caring and does a fabulous job wooing his mate, but doesn’t understand why the bond hasn’t clicked yet.

 

Trust and commitment are the main focus for these two. The romance happens within the first 48hrs, but Singh does a fast track a month after to see the dynamics of there relationship. It was a sweet loving story to read. Giving us a different kind of relationship and challenges to work through.

 

Declaration of Courtship #9.5 – 4 Stars

 

Here we meet Grace, a submissive wolf and Cooper a high ranking SnowDancer lieutenant who is going to court Grace. Cooper’s a dominant wolf and must learn how to handle Grace and Grace must learn to come to grips with the sub/dom wolf tendencies and not let her submissive nature rule her.

 

This paring is hard sometimes for the changelings and doesn’t always work out. It presents several challenges. Singh was able to bring two opposites together without having them compromise something in order to be a unit, a mated pair. It’s full of sexual tension, sizzling encounters, and also very tender and sweet moments.

 

Texture of Intimacy #10.5 – 5 Stars

 

This one contains Lara and Walker’s story from Kiss of Snow. They don’t get their own novel, but they do come together in Kiss of Snow. I loved that we get to further explore their relationship. We get to see inside Walker’s mind, his past, his feelings, and his growing family. We also get a little focus on Alice and insight into possible future pairings, such as Tai and Evie.

 

This paring is also of a different kind with Walker being a Psy and Lara a Changeling. It was sweet to read about them after their mating and see where their relationship is at. It’s sizzling and tender.

 

Singh never fails to impress. The sexual tension is thick and the characters are lovable and memorable. I very much loved these novellas.

 

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