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Review: Taken by Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #7.5) by Alexandra Ivy

Taken by Darkness - Alexandra Ivy
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Taken by Darkness 

 Guardians of Eternity #7.5  
 Alexandra Ivy  
 Paranormal Romance  
 Zebra  
 December 6th 2016  
 eBook  
 112  
 

 

The daughter of a witch, Juliet Lawrence has inherited magical powers–powers that could be quite useful to Victor, Marquess DeRosa, London’s most powerful vampire. But that’s not all Victor desires of Juliet. He wants the unpredictable beauty in his bed–and he is accustomed to getting what he wants. . .

 

**This story originally published in the Yours For Eternity anthology**

 

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** Read as part of Yours For Eternity 

 

This is part of Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity series. It does not play a part in the series and can standalone. 

 

We get to meet Victor our Clan Chef in London and Juliet his mate. Juliet and Victor make an appearance in one of the earlier books and I was curious on how they hooked up. We get action, attraction and humor. Levet of course is in this and we get all the usual humor he brings with him. 

 

I loved revisiting the Guardians of Eternity world and this line was my favorite: “My home is here…in your heart. And nothing absolutely nothing, could please me more.”

 

Rated: 5 Stars

 

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FALCON: Resistance (KBS Next Generation #1) by Victoria Danann (Blast) ~ Giveaway/Except

 

 

Ram’s swagger looked a little wilted as he found Storm and Kay having a quiet drink and flopped into one of the bar’s cushy lounge chairs next to them.

 

“You in shock?” Kay said. “Do we need to order whiskey and a blanket?”

 

“Aye. Shock. Those women…”

 

Storm smirked. “How many?”

 

“All of them. They’re all in the space that used to be my temporary home. Elora. Litha. Rosie. They’re actin’ like ‘tis the event of the century. Dressin’ my sister up like she’s auditionin’ to dance at the Moulin Rouge.”

 

“They having fun?”

 

“Aye. That’s what’s so scary about it all. And the noise level…”

 

“Mr. Heavy Metal is complaining about noise?” Kay asked.

 

“Well, I would no’ want to say they’re screechin’ exactly. But when they get excited, their voices get high pitched and they do this thing where they… I can no’ even explain it.”

 

“Squeee?” Kay asked.

 

Ram’s eyes got big. “Aye. ‘Tis exactly that. Squeee. Sounds more like a banshee than anythin’ else.”

 

“Did you leave your children with them?” Kay asked.

 

Ram screwed up his face. “They’re with Nanny, but you are guiltin’ me for leavin’ them in the apartment. Great Paddy. They may develop psychosis. I should get them out of there while they’re still sane.”

 

“What makes you think your children are sane?” Storm teased.

 

“Ho now. You can chide me all ye wish, but do no’ be disparagin’ the fruit of my loins.”

 

The waiter arrived at the arm of Ram’s chair. “Triple whiskey,” he said. The waiter raised an eyebrow. “’Tis no’ your place to judge. ‘Tis my night off and I’ve been forced to flee my humble home.”

 

Ram didn’t wait for an answer before turning back to his teammates. 

 

“So what’s this all about anyway?”

 

“No’ sure I’m at liberty to say.”

 

His teammates held a silent conversation with each other. Kay cleared his throat. “In that case, it would be wrong for us to press. So we won’t ask.”

 

Ram gaped at Kay. “Seriously? You’re no’ puttin’ up more of a fight than that?”

 

“Well, if you’re not at liberty to say…”

 

“On second thought, I’m sure Glen would want me to advise my trusted friends and teammates.”

 

“Only if you’re sure…” Kay said.

 

Ram proceeded to tell the story, which was fairly accurate for being third hand at that point. “So I’m gettin’ Rev to go out with you tonight. If it turns out this Jazz Man is what he says he is, I’m no’ takin’ any chances with my sister. That prancin’ poofer she’s married to would be sendin’ an army to join my da’s own army and all of them would be after my head. I’m very fond of these beautiful blonde locks, as you both know.” Storm and Kay both nodded thoughtfully. “So I’ll be playin’ bodyguard to her highness tonight.”

 

“You know we’ll be patrolling the neighborhood around midnight. We could maybe swing by Dublin Down. Just say hi. Make sure everything’s going okay.”

 

Ram grinned. “You fuckers are dyin’ to get a look at him.”

 

Kay shrugged. 

 

Storm wanted to appear nonchalant, but couldn’t help sneaking a glance at Ram when he said, “I’ll bet Elora would like to sashay by there tonight. We know she has a thing for talking vampire.”

 

Ram caught the mischievous gleam in Storm’s eye and knew Storm was teasing, but it was also a dig that didn’t go down easy. After three children and years of married life, the way Baka and Elora had interacted, back in the day, still bothered Ram. And Storm knew it.

 

Rammel carefully set his whiskey tumbler down on the table beside him before launching himself out of his chair so fast it looked like he’d been sitting on an eject mechanism. He flew across the space that separated them and attempted to get Storm in a headlock.

 

“What are you doing?!?” Storm wheezed, turning red and trying to get his breath while Ram’s forearm squeezed his windpipe. “It was a joke!”

 

Ram didn’t respond to that protest because he didn’t care if it was a joke. He jerked Storm out of the chair by his neck, which was a testament to Ram’s strength because Storm was still a big well-muscled guy. As soon as they fell to the floor together, Ram hauled back and launched a fist that caught Storm in the side. Storm reacted by rolling over so that he could get enough room to clip Ram on the side of the face. Kay, of course, was yelling and doing his best to break it up, but in the process took punishing hits from both of them.

 

Several of the other knights came to assist Kay and fifteen minutes later, the three veteran members of B Team were standing in the Sovereign’s office, being called on the carpet like they were kids.

 

“The. Hel.” said Glen, clearly furious. “Every trainee in Jefferson Unit has already heard that B Team were brawling in our own club lounge, rolling around on the floor like… like…”

 

“Brawlers?” Kay suggested.

 

“Famous legendary elite vampire hunters indeed.” The sarcasm was dripping from every word Glen uttered. “A fine example you set for the next generation tonight.”

 

“He started it,” Storm mumbled.

 

“You did not say what I think you just said.” Glen looked incredulous. “Is this some kind of midlife crisis?”

 

That hit a mark. All three men looked horrified. “We’re no’ yet even thirty-five,” Ram protested.

 

“You’re acting like you’re not yet five.”

 

Ram glared at Storm. “There are just some things you do no’ say about an elf’s mate.”

 

Glen pulled back and studied Ram for a minute. “I don’t believe there is any power in heaven or hel that could make me believe Engel Storm insulted Elora Laiken.”

 

“Well,” Ram hedged, “he did no’ insult her per se.”

 

“Per se,” Glen repeated.

 

“Aye. Per se.”

 

Glen threw up his hands. “You know, I don’t really care what happened. If you were Z Team, I’d just roll my eyes and say, ‘What else is new?’ The three of you are going to be guest speakers at one ethics and decorum class per grade during this term.”

 

“Oh, for…” Kay started.

 

“Not. Another. Word.” Glen walked over and opened the door to his office. “Get out. And shame on you.”

 

Standing in the outer offices, Kay looked at the door that had been shut in his face and said, “I didn’t do anything! In fact I tried to stop it.”

 

Ram and Storm started walking down the hall toward the elevator. Storm turned to Ram and said, “Look what you did now.”

 

“You want me to? Pull your shirt up so I can see.”

 

“There’s nothing to see. You on the other hand are going to need some ice soon if you don’t want that eye to swell shut.”

 

Ram reached up and touched it. “You got me good.” He smiled.

 

Storm’s face split into a proud smile. “You’re gonna be wearing my mark for a while. Elora’s gonna chew your royal rear end when she hears about this.”

 

By that time Kay had caught up. From behind them he said, “Maybe you two are having a midlife crisis.”

 


 

 

 

FALCON: Resistance

Knights of Black Swan Next Generation, Book 1

by Victoria Danann

Genre: Paranormal Romance

 

The knights are losing the war with the mutated virus. Humanity’s extinction is a possibility.

 

Black Swan needs a miracle.

 

Who would guess that it might come in the form of a womanizing vampire?

 

“Reminiscent of My Familiar Stranger.”

 

The next generation of the Knights of Black Swan have been inducted and vested with all the privileges and responsibilities of the B Team legends in whose shadows they took their training. K Team is coming into their prime as servants of The Order, with most of their lives ahead. Or so each one hopes.

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Victoria Danann, brings us a sizzling new take on the Knights of Black Swan. The boys are all grown up and bursting at the seams looking for action.

 

Black Swan believed they’d found the cure for the vampire virus, but it mutated and the resurgence threatened to be the extinction of humanity within a generation. Help comes from a most unexpected source, a vampire.

 

Meanwhile, the new Director of Operations is cute, curvilicious and has Falcon reeling. And he doesn’t need distractions when he’s busy saving the world.

 

 

“Grabs hold and won’t let go.” – The Paranormal Romantic

 

The epic saga that has won BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES the past three years in a row (Reviewers Choice Awards, the Paranormal Romance Guild) continues with a new crop of vampire hunters that we already know and love. 

 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Victoria Danann, continues the breathtaking new take on Knights of Black Swan with a sizzling follow up to Falcon.

 

The Next Generation of Black Swan knights continues the struggle to rid the world of “deadheads”, virus infected vampires who are barely more cognizant than zombies. Jax, one of the vampires turned by the immortals, joined the fight and became Falcon’s partner.

 

For six hundred years Jax has seduced women, drunk their blood, and left them feeling blissfully satisfied, but without memory of the event. It was a good and manageable life as a vampire. Certainly it worked for him. Until now. The deliciously wild redhead remembers. And she’s pissed.

 

 

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New York Times bestselling author of thirteen romances. Victoria’s Knights of Black Swan series won BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES for the past THREE YEARS IN A ROW. Reviewers Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild. 

 

Her paranormal romances come with uniquely fresh perspectives on “imaginary” creatures, characters, and themes. She adds a dash of scifi, a flourish of fantasy, enough humor to make you laugh out loud, and, occasionally, enough steam to make you squirm in your chair. Her heroines are independent femmes with flaws and minds of their own whether they are aliens, witches, demonologists, werewolves, hybrids, psychics, or past life therapists. Her heroes are hot and hunky, but they also have brains, character, and good manners… usually.

 

The rich characterizations come from being a lifelong student of behavior, casually, and a serious student of behavior academically. She also studied comparative religion, myths, and Dark Ages history.

 

Victoria lives in The Woodlands, Texas with her husband and a very smart, mostly black German Shepherd dog.

 

 

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Early ARC Review: Shifter Claimed (Dark Wolf Enterprises #1) by A.M. Griffin

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Shifter Claimed 

 Dark Wolf Enterprises #1  
 A.M. Griffin  
 Paranormal Romance  
 Totally Bound Publishing  
 January 24, 2017  
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 182  
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Kristof wants to avoid the human at all cost, but his wolf wants her as his own.

 

The big break Trudy Hollander’s small accounting firm needs has finally arrived, but unfortunately it comes with murder, mayhem and Kristof Farkas, a man she just can’t seem to resist. Even worse, Kristof is the CFO of Dark Wolf Enterprises—the one person who can pull the plug on the job that will take her company to the next level.

 

And then there are the assassins who can jump from three stories up and still be able to run away…

 

Kristof has no intention of giving in to his inner wolf and claiming Trudy. She’s human. Too fragile to withstand being a shifter’s mate. But the need to protect her is stronger than his resolve, and his desire is more powerful yet. He’ll fight with everything he has to keep her safe, both from those who would hurt her, and from himself.

 

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WOW what a gripping opener. I was drawn in and taken on a paranormal mystery with likable characters and an intriguing plot.

 

Shifter Claimed was an enjoyable debut into the Dark Wolf Enterprises series by A.M. Griffin.

 

Trudy, human hired to audit an account for the Dark Wolf Enterprises. I liked her. When things got scary she kept it together. She also took what Kristof was, well.

 

Kristof, wolf shifter and one who hired Trudy to look into their funds. I liked him. I didn’t fall in love with him like his brothers, but I did enjoy his character.

 

Kristof, imprinted the moment he meets Trudy face to face. I liked that it’s not called mating, but imprinting. The imprinting was a different perspective than what I typically read in shifter romances. It was a fascinate concept. Their romance was sweet and spicy.

 

The one thing I didn’t care for was Trudy forgiving Kristof to quickly. He broke her heart. It was a very emotional scene and it felt like more needed to be done; before they reconciled and she forgave him.

 

We are introduced to Kristof’s brothers, they were appealing and fun. I can’t wait to read more about the bothers and find out what type of woman captures their hearts. The mystery is gripping. We do get some questions answered, but new questions arris. I’m curious to see how it all plays out.

 

Shifter Claimed had a lot to savor and enjoy. It’s an intriguing set up with a riveting mystery.

 

Rated: 3.5 Stars

 

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Interview: Sharon Clare (Trick Me Once) ~ Giveaway/Excerpt

 

Hello and Welcome!

 

Today I’m happy to introduce Sharon Clare author of Trick Me Once. Sharon thank you for visiting Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and speaking with me today. 

 

First, thank you kindly for hosting me here today.

 

How did you choose the genre you write in?

 

The first book I wrote (still unpublished) was a historical romance set in 1724 New France. Although I love that story and learned a lot about Canadian history and native relations, so much of the story needed to be researched. When I finished that book, I wanted to write something lighter and more imaginative.

 

I’ve always been fascinated by paranormal things. I’ve had some odd experiences in my life, enough that at times I wondered if there was something going on just beyond my perception, things I got glimpses of now and then. Some of these moments inspired the Magical Matchmaker series.

 

What do you do when you are not writing?

 

My favorite thing to do is get outside in nature. I live by Lake Ontario, so I head there whenever I can. I also have a pretty active social life with family and friends and I love to travel.

 

Was there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way whether growing up or as an adult?

 

A couple decades ago, I fell in love with Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. The love story between Jamie and Claire had me hooked. I thought it would be pretty nice to have my own fantasy love story in my head.

 

Karen Marie Moning is another author whose Highlander books I devoured. I liked the way she paired contemporary women with strong alpha males who were magically gifted. I would call this series light paranormal, similar to my own style of writing.

 

What are some books you have enjoyed recently?

 

I just finished Elizabeth Berg’s The Last Time I Saw You. The book made me laugh out loud. I enjoyed All The Light We Cannot See by Anothy Doerr. I also loved Anita Moorjani’s, Dying to be Me. It’s a non-fiction story, but the message is just beautiful. You’re reminding me I need to make more time for reading!

 

Which character in your books are you most similar to and why?

 

In the Magical Matchmaker Series, the hero Aiden is more like me in that he tends to reflect on his life experience. He’s also an artist and while I’ve done some painting over the years, mostly folk art, he’s a true master. I can only aspire.

Trick Me Once

Magical Matchmaker #3

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication:  December 28, 2016

 

 

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Magic pushes them together. Reality pulls them apart.

 

Humiliated radio show host Jessica Stirling is a survivor, yet nothing prepares her for the stage trick that transports her across the country to a man suspiciously like the nineteenth-century folk hero idolized by Hollywood. About to lose her job, her life savings, and the home that matters to her more than love, she can’t stay stranded in the mountains with a dangerously appealing man who believes in elves. 

 

Trapped in an Elvin world for a century, Scottish artist Aiden MacAuley is finally free and back on Earth. But he’s not home. He’s not safe. And he’s not alone. To prevent the destruction of his bloodline, he must get back to Scotland immediately. He can’t be distracted by the exasperating woman sent to him by a match-making elf, even if she does stir his lust like no woman has.

 

When she tries to heal the sins of his past, he can’t open his heart. There’s too much to lose and as the new guardian of the gate between the human and Elvin worlds, he isn’t free to fall in love.

 

 

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Would you tell us a little about the Magical Matchmaker series?

 

The series is light, paranormal romance with a little magic, humor and suspense. Each book in the series stands alone. Finn is the thread that ties the books together. He is an elf (think tall like in Rivendell), but much like a trickster, from a world just a wee bit off Earth who plays games with humans while pairing them in love matches. He believes every time human love is experienced, powerful energy is released.

 

How did you come up with the concept and the characters for Trick Me Once?

 

One day I watched Dave, my cat, drinking from the pond in my garden. The goldfish seemed fascinated by this intrusion into their world, but there was no way they understood Dave was a cat on planet Earth just inches from their world. The fish made me wonder about perception. A story idea started to percolate that became the premise for the series. What if there was another world just one step away that we don’t perceive?

 

In Trick Me Once, Aiden MacAuley returns to Earth after being trapped in Alfheim, an Elvin world, for over a century. The gateway between Earth and Alfheim is guarded by the MacAuley clan, and like the fish in the pond, Alfheim is only a step away. Unfortunately, it was a step Aiden couldn’t take until the story begins.

 

I wanted to pair Aiden (born in the nineteen hundreds) with a contemporary woman who would never believe in elves. I also wanted to write a heroine who’s different from me in that she has no love of the natural world. Give her the city, thank you very much. It was fun to strand her in the mountains with a man from another century.

 

What was your favorite scene to write in Trick Me Once and why?

 

My favorite part was writing the magic trick scene where Finn sends the heroine across the country to a mountain top and into the hero’s bed. She thought she was already having a bad day, but now she believes she’s losing her mind. It was great fun to show her trying to rationalize the craziness.

 

If you could have given your characters any piece of advice before the opening pages of their book, what would it be and why?

 

I would tell Jessica to take a deep breath and trust that as the author of this story, I have her back. Even though she’s terrified as she loses everything that matters to her, this is the only way for her to make the necessary changes to be truly happy. I’d tell her to let go of her relentless strategizing and trust that all will be well.

 

Wow, as I answered that question, I realized a similar thing happened to me last year. It’s terrifying to make drastic changes, but on the other side, there is happiness and maybe even love. My new mantra is to believe that what’s coming next in my life is better than I can imagine.

 

If you could spend a day with one of your characters from Trick Me Once, who would it be and what would you do?

 

I would love to spend a day with Aiden. Even though he’s terribly hard on himself, his life experience has given him a wonderfully unique perspective and new values. I’d love to learn about his life in Scotland before he was trapped in the exotic Alfheim and about the Alfarian elves, their king and the princess. It would be fun to help him navigate his life in this new time.

 

Last, what is next for you?

 

Thank you for asking. While I do have an idea for the next book in The Magical Matchmaker Series, my next release will be book 1 in a new contemporary series. Race of Hearts could be described as The Dating Game meets The Amazing Race. In a small town, Adair and Josh compete against other randomly matched couples in challenges geared to spark romance. All would be fun and games if someone weren’t manipulating the challenges to drudge up the secret Adair held for thirteen years, a secret that nearly destroyed Josh life.

 

Look for Race of Hearts in late winter.

 

Sharon, it was a pleasure having you visit. Thank you for taking the time to chat with me today!

 

Thanks again for having me today and thank you kindly for reading!


 

 

 

 

Trick Me Once

 

If she didn’t know better, she’d think she was in a log cabin in the mountains. This set design was fabulous. The scene out the window looked so real, she couldn’t help feeling a little respect for the Alfar family of illusionists.

 

She felt him come up behind her. Why was he standing so close? Without turning, she asked, “Please direct me to the manager’s office. I’d like to speak to someone about Finn’s disappearing lady trick.”

 

His soft snort sounded in her ears. “You’ll not be finding a manager’s office here. Where do you think you are?”

 

She was about to say she must be under the stage, but her throat clamped down on the words. Two squirrels skittered around the trunk of a tree. She’d assumed it was some kind of video screen, but if that were the case, she’d not be hearing the faint chitter of the grey squirrel on the defensive.

 

But it couldn’t be. It was impossible for her to be anywhere other than the Empire Theatre in Mesa, Arizona. “Where do you think we are?” she countered, gaze fixed on the squirrels.

 

“It was my hope to be in the Highlands, but the air’s not got the smell of peat, nor whiskey, nor sweet heather honey.”

 

She spun around then, and would have bumped into him if he’d not taken a quick step back. “As in Scotland? Very funny.”

 

“’Tis no jest.”

 

“No? Well then, you woke up on the wrong continent, buddy.” His pupils were slightly dilated, but his gaze was clear and steady. He obviously had quick reflexes, and he didn’t look delusional, but what did she know about psychotic episodes? His clothes looked like he’d been sleeping in them for longer than a quick nap. Perhaps he’d wandered into the theatre off the street. She took another step backward.

 

His sharp gaze flicked to that remarkably real backdrop. “How can you be sure?”

 

Because I’m sane. But she didn’t say that, of course. She was unsettled enough to not feel perfectly grounded herself. “If you can’t direct me to the manager, then I’ll find him myself, but this show is over.” She marched across the room, threw open the door to the pseudo living room, and stood dead still in the open doorway as a very alive, damp outdoor breeze blew in the scent of bug-infested woods, fish-filled lakes, and decomposing fungus.

 

Illusion.

 

She slammed the door shut, moved back to the bedroom and opened what looked like a closet door. Damn, a closet. She crossed the hall and whipped open another door—bathroom. Where were the stairs leading up to the theatre?

 

Perhaps she’d just thought she’d seen mountains when she’d opened the door in the living room—a mind warp from the stress of landing in a stranger’s bed. She headed back across the room, spared a quick glance at the stagehand who looked vaguely amused, and opened the door cautiously.

 

She stumbled across the threshold to stand on the wooden deck and face an illusion much too large to be contained to one theatre. Her lungs constricted. Tree-covered mountains stacked atop each other all the way to the overcast horizon. A liver-colored lake roiled in a pocket thirty feet below. Dark, dense woods pressed in on her like a surly crowd.

 

But they couldn’t be in the mountains. That was impossible. Arizona was desert. There was no such thing as magic, no disappearing lady.

 

She felt the blood drain from her face as reality struck.

 

She was losing her mind. This must be exactly what had happened to her nana. Every day, sitting in the Sunshine Acres Nursing Home, Nana thought she was living on her childhood farm in Saskatchewan, talking as though she were on the prairie, seeing the farm house, her mommy and daddy. Thinking it was all real.

 

Jessica had sudden early-onset dementia. Sinking to the deck, she wrapped herself up in her arms. She felt the vibrations of the stagehand walking around her, heard the smooth gait of his boots on the wood, and she would have chuckled if her voice worked—she’d thought he was crazy. If ever there was a kettle calling the pot black, she was that kettle.

 

“I’m not sure what Finn told you,” he said, “but you seem ill-prepared to be here, and that’s not good.”

 

An insect buzzed by her ear. Bugs! She swatted at it. “Yes, I’m quite ill-prepared—quite ill, period. I see mountains and a lake. How’s that for ill?”

 

“I see. And there were no mountains or lakes where you came from?”

 

She peered up at him. “Not mountains like these. I live in the desert.” She massaged her temple—maybe that would bring much needed blood to her head. “I’ve been under a lot of stress lately, and…my brain must have tried to compensate, but now it snapped. I’m seeing things that can’t possibly be there.”

 

He crouched down in front of her. “Your mind is sound, woman. You see mountains because we’re in the mountains. Finn sent you here because he likes to play games.” He slipped his hand over hers and pulled. “Come, stand up.”

 

At least he saw the mountains, too—a tiny acknowledgment. She tugged her hand away. She may be losing her mind, but she could still stand on her own two feet. One deep breath sent a good supply of oxygen to her head as she stood up. “Just so you know, your explanation does not make me feel better. People can’t go from the desert to the mountains in the blink of an eye. It’s impossible.”

 

His grin didn’t hold much humor. “Not impossible. People can’t. But elves can.”

 

He’d just re-established he was, indeed, crazier than she. “You see elves. Oh my, that’s good news. Maybe we can get adjoining rooms at the funny farm.”

 

 

 

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Sharon Clare writes light, paranormal romance with a little magic, a little suspense and a little humor. 

 

She’s always been fascinated by the idea there’s more to the world than we perceive. That’s why she created Finn, a mischievous, match-making elf, from a world just a wee bit off Earth who believes every time love is experienced, energy empowers our worlds. 

 

Life has enough difficult times, so it’s important to Sharon to write novels where happiness ultimately triumphs. She helps her characters overcome their demons, open their hearts, and find the love everyone deserves. When you reach the end, she strives to leave you in a happy place.

 

If you’d like a free book in the Magical Matcher series, please come visit Sharon at: www.sharonclare.com 

 

 

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Beast Rising (The Order of the Wolf #7) by Angela Addams (Tour)

 

Angela Addams

Beast Rising
The Order of the Wolf, Book 7
January 17, 2017

 

The Huntresses are stepping up their game. So are the forces arrayed against them…

 

Embracing the Huntresses could mean death to the wolves who love them.

 

The Order of the Wolf, Book 7

 

Mayhem is furious. While he and the boys have been rocking it out on stage at a series of concerts in Scotland, Darcy and Aubrey have been sneaking out for, as they so defiantly put it, “training.”

 

Raven is cut to the bone when he discovers what Darcy’s been doing behind his back. But simply forbidding the women from hunting isn’t the answer. Though it makes him uneasy, he talks Mayhem into joining forces to train alongside their women.

 

Training is in full swing when they encounter a pair of ancient Huntresses battling each other with powers Darcy and the girls can only dream about. Taking sides turns out to be a mistake when Darcy and Raven are kidnapped, and an evil plan is put into play to use the girls’ powers to unleash Lazarus, the king of the beasts.

 

The only way to defeat him is for the Order, Huntresses, and Wolves to put their mutual mistrust aside and unite. Or the world could be flooded with an unending river of feral beasts.

 

Warning: Contains sex in public places, a virtual reality threesome, and some red hot lovin’. Female warriors with an attitude who won’t be shackled or coddled, and rock star werewolf mates who are hard pressed to keep up

 

 

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Every day is Halloween for author Angela Addams. Enthralled by the paranormal at an early age, Angela spends most of her time thinking up new story ideas that involve supernatural creatures in everyday situations. She believes that the written word is an amazing tool for crafting the most erotic of scenarios. 

 

She lives in Ontario, Canada with her loving husband and children.

 

 

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Exclusive Excerpt: Contract Signed (Triggerman, Inc. #1) by Marie Harte

 

She glanced toward his house while they stood on her porch, aware of the thick trees and fence that kept his privacy. Like the man himself, walled off and unavailable unless she scaled his barriers.

 

If she even wanted to anymore. Solene was right. Men were such a pain in the ass. Too much work.

 

They climbed the stairs to her front porch and stood in front of her door. No more sexual tension. No awkwardness between them, because she’d have to feel some kind of emotional investment or attraction from her date to get that. And the icy male seemed oblivious to her presence. Like always.

 

She sighed.

 

“Good sigh or bad sigh?” he asked, not appearing to care either way. Once again, the man who rarely let an emotion show remained in control.

 

For her own sanity, she decided to draw the line with him. “You know, I’m just going to be honest with you.”

 

“Please do.”

 

“I think you’re attractive. I think you’re intelligent.” Did he seem to stand a little straighter at that? “But you’re emotionally distant and, well, cold. It seems a real shame that you’re so closed off, Noel. But that’s your business. Your life. From now on, we’ll be great neighbors, casual acquaintances who might pass each other from time to time, but that’s it. I’m sorry if I seemed pushy about getting to know you. You’re obviously a private man. And tonight has shown me I should keep my distance.”

 

So disappointing that Noel was bad boyfriend material. But what had she expected?

 

“What exactly did I do that upset you?”

 

Again, no emotion in that voice.

 

Irritated, she glared at him. “You really don’t see it, do you?”

 

He quirked a brow, so patronizing, and said nothing.

 

Frustrated, because he had so much potential—nice with her parents, lived close by, great income, manners, attractive—she let fly, “I can’t do this. You’re like a robot, you know? I used to think you weren’t even into women before you asked me out. You’re so quiet and detached and… Oh, forget it.” She opened her door and entered, but when she tried to close it behind her, he stepped inside.

 

“I have something to say. Then I’ll leave.”

 

She should have been frightened by how he’d invaded her space. But she wasn’t. Noel didn’t feel like a violent man. Hell, he didn’t “feel” like much of anything…warm, mammalian, or human.

 

She tossed her coat and purse on the couch, then turned and crossed her arms over her chest. “Go ahead.”

 

He stared at her a moment, then walked closer. An odd look entered his eyes, and she knew a moment of uncertainty. “Do I frighten you?”

 

A normal guy would ask if he scared her. Noel enunciated each word with polite entreaty.

 

“No.” Unnerved maybe, but not exactly terrorized.

 

He nodded. “Good. You have a valid argument. But there’s something I’d like to point out.”

 

“Please do.” He was so civilized, so proper. So much handsomeness wasted on someone so…cold.

 

“I went out with you because I’ve wanted to for a long time. That much is true. But I think you’re equating my sense of control with a lack of imagination.”

 

“I’m sorry. What?”

 

“I’d like a good night kiss.”

 

“Huh?”

 

“I’m not asking for sex. I won’t put a hand on you. I just want to show you that I’m a flesh and blood man under all my robot armor.”

 

She flushed. “I didn’t mean to insult you. It’s just that we’re so different, and I—”

 

“One kiss. Then I’ll go.”

 

She shrugged and leaned closer, then closed her eyes. “Go ahead.”

 

The things I’ll suffer to keep on good terms with my robot neighbor.

 

 

Marie Harte 

Contract Signed (Triggerman, Inc. Book 1) 

January 17, 2017 

 

Three assassins and a baby?
How many assassins does it take to change a diaper?
Three assassins have met their match and it wears diapers. 

 

Triggerman, Inc., Book 1

 

Noel “Ice” Cavanaugh’s method is foolproof. Get in, do the job, get out, melt away without a trace. Chill out until his next mark is assigned. Neat. Tidy. No mistakes.

 

This time, though, something isn’t right. Two somethings. First a random attack that feels not-so-random. Then he discovers someone’s left a baby on his doorstep with a note claiming it’s his. And the sexy neighbor who found the boy first has too many questions in her eyes to ignore.

 

When her handsome, mysterious neighbor suddenly asks her out on a date, Adeline Rose has suspicions he’s fishing for “help” with his bundle of joy? By date’s end, she’s convinced NOel’s just as distant as he seems until a scorching goodnight kiss ends with sex against the nearest wall, the heat between them burning away all thoughts of careful.

 

Now Noel has more than one problem on his hands. Splitting baby duty between three badass assassins, figuring out how to fit more time with Addy into his no-room-for-error schedule and keeping both of them safe from the danger he’s increasingly sure has followed him home.

 

Warning: Beware a killer with a heart of gold, a baby who needs constant changing, and unrequited love that’s actually quite requited.

 

 

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Award-winning author Marie Harte has been writing professionally since 2005. She’s both a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author and has written over 100 books and counting. Marie writes books with heat, humor, and character. She writes independently and for several publishers, to include Sourcebooks and Samhain. Though currently writing contemporary romance, she also writes paranormal and romantic suspense. Before turning to writing full-time, she earned a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and spent several years in the United States Marine Corps as a communications officer. Marie currently lives in Central Oregon with her family. There’s nothing she likes more than finding a good book to read and a great cup of coffee to drink. 

 

 

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Release Blitz: Paige Tyler’s Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World (Jan. Releases) ~ Giveaway

 

RELEASE BLITZ

 

Title: Paige Tyler’s Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World

Authors: Various

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 19, 2017

 

 

 

Paige Tyler’s DALLAS FIRE & RESCUE is part of Amazon’s Kindle Worlds, which means some of your favorite authors are now adding their characters and stories to her World.

 

DALLAS FIRE & RESCUE is an amazing world filled with the action and suspense of fighting fires and the drama of saving lives, combined with the intimacy of those moments when the heroes and heroines are brought together amid the danger. From battling huge blazes all across the city to saving accident victims to working with all forms of law-enforcement, DALLAS FIRE & RESCUE explores every facet of heroic action and romantic adventure. With heroic firefighters and life-saving paramedics, the possibilities for stories are limitless!

 

DALLAS FIRE & RESCUE KINDLE WORLD LINKS

For more details about Paige Tyler’s Dallas Fire & Rescue Series visit: Dallas Fire and Rescue Kindle World Website or Facebook Group

 

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There is a giveaway for the following:

 

A paperback or ebook from Melissa Schroeder’s backlist

A hand knit hat thanks to Maddy Barone

An ebook from Marianne Rice’s backlist

An ebook from Thianna D’s backlist

An ebook from Kate Richards’ backlist

An ebook from Anne Welch’s backlist

An ebook from Anna Kristell’s backlist

An ebook from Irish Winter’s backlist

An ebook from Kayce Lassiter’s backlist

An ebook from LJ Garland’s backlist

Any 3 ebooks from T.M. Cromer’s backlist

An ebook of Burn Out by Rachel Rivers

An ebook of Molten Steele by Megan Slayer

 

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Guest Post: Ceri Grenelle (To Mate a Soldier)

 

Ceri Grenelle Top Five Favorite Romance Films

 

In my new release, To Mate a Soldier, Lottie and Jeremiah, two shifters, have loved one another since the moment they met. For years they’ve hid their feelings until now, when the ailing Lottie needs Jeremiah’s help on a journey. With the tension mounting between them, no way is Jeremiah holding it all in any longer.

 

There are many different kinds of love, and novels tell it the best. But today, I’m going to focus on the movies, the next best thing. I present, my top five favorite romance films. It was very hard for me to narrow down to just five so the following list is in no particular order.

 

  • Amelie
  • A woman who lives on her own and mostly in her own fantasies is intrigued by the mystery of a man. In fantastic ways, she leaves clues for him to follow once she discovers who he is. Along the way she helps friends and neighbors find their own happiness. This movie is whimsical and plays with all corners of the imagination. It also has a lovely, fanciful score.
  • Your Name
  • If you are searching for a genre to spark your imagination, then look no further than anime. In this wonderful film, two high school students who live miles and miles away switch bodies as they dream. At first they think it’s all in their heads but then realize it’s real. They come up with a system to make sure the other doesn’t mess with their lives too much but the more they switch the more they get to know one another in lasting ways. This movie is funny, poignant, sad, and moving. Grab some tissues.
  • Beyond the Lights
  • I have never seen a movie that felt like I was reading a romance novel more than Beyond the Lights. A singer is sick of her fame and tries to end her misery, she’s talked down from a ledge by a handsome policeman. From that moment on their fates intertwine. It takes a normal guy to convince this woman who lives onstage that love is real and everlasting.
  • In Your Eyes
  • Okay, admittedly, this plot is going to sound familiar and to be fair this movie came out before Your Name. A man and woman have never met and live in different parts of the country but are connected mind-to-mind, soul-to-soul. They get to know one another and soon fall in love, despite having never met. Oh, and bonus, this movie is written by Joss Whedon, so you know it’s good.
  • Brooklyn
  • This movie made a big splash in 2015, getting nominated for lots of awards but I still heard a lot of conflicting reviews so I knew I needed to check it out for myself. The movie is slow, but I think that’s what is so clever. It creeps up on you, and the romance between the Irish immigrant and her Italian Brooklyn love in the 1950s seems everlasting. I felt like I went back in time and watched as a fly on the wall while my grandparents met as youths and fell in love. Saoirse Ronan’s performance is subtle yet strong. This movie is a must see for all romance lovers.

 

 

Ceri Grenelle

 

To Mate a Soldier
The Lost Alphars #2


January 17, 2017

 

Blurb:

 

Love can push the most hardened warrior to the edge of control…

 

The Lost Alphars Series, Book 2  

 

Lottie Braddock has let everyone believe she’s a widow wasting away from mate sickness. In reality, she struck a devil’s bargain to conceal her young son’s true identity—a protection spell that feeds on her life force.

 

She plans to take one secret regret to her grave—until that regret crashes through her clinic door with one of her children in the throes of a premature shift. Desperate for more time, she sets out to find that devil once again and plead for her life.

 

Jeremiah Quinn, head soldier of the North American Weres, doesn’t take orders from anyone. But damned if he’s letting the ailing, fragile Lottie make this journey alone. He’s known for years she is his mate, and he’s through letting her push him away. 

 

Come hell or high Magic, he refuses to let her go without a fight. For her life. For her love. For the love of her sons. Even if saving her soul means sacrificing his own.

 

Warning: Contains a healer who’s sacrificed all she has for her family and a steadfast soldier who isn’t afraid to prove he’s been a part of that family all along 

 

 

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To Mate an Assassin
The Lost Alphars Series Book 1

 

Blurb: 

Cymbeline Kendall’s life is quiet, solitary—until a letter appears in her P.O. box. Then she becomes an Incendiary, a human chosen at birth to be trained to strike like lightning to take out the most dangerous of the Werekind, then fade back into the shadows.

 

She is a weapon only to be used by the leader of North American shifters. But when she learns the Alphar was unseated three years ago, she sets out to find who’s been pulling her trigger.

Kerrick Masterson has borne the burden of leadership for only a short time, yet he already feels the Alphar power tempting his soul toward the insanity that destroyed his predecessor. He has no time for the woman who breaks into his compound claiming to be his Incendiary, but his beast insists he make the time—for his mate.

 

In one searing, soul-consuming breath, everything Cymbeline was taught to believe is ripped away. Yet the mystery of who’s been sending her orders remains…and finding the answer could lead to all-out war.

 

Warning: Contains an assassin who doesn’t tolerate those who hurt the weak, and a shifter leader determined to unlock his new mate’s repressed emotions—even if that puts his balls at risk. Explicit sex, violence, and references to abuse that could be rough on sensitive readers.

 

 


I’ve always had an active imagination. An imagination that usually took form in the way of zoning out in the middle of conversations. I eventually decided it was time to share my daydreaming with the world and began to put my musings on paper. It started with Harry Potter fanfiction and grew from there.

 

I am currently living it up in Northern California after a big move from New York City. And by living it up I mean staying home with my cats, obsessively watching episodes of my favorite TV shows, all of which are extremely geeky, and simultaneously reading the next book on my reading list. I do all this while trying not to pig out on unhealthy snacks. As you can tell, I lead a busy life.

 

 

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Release Blitz: Bear to Love (Kodiak Den) by Amy Lamont ~ Giveaway

 

Bear to Love

A Kodiak Den Novel

Author: Amy Lamont

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: January 18, 2017

 

Softhearted and rebellious bear shifter Macy Black can’t stand to see any creature, man or beast, in pain. So when her big brother’s two best friends return home from deployment with battle scars that go way beyond skin deep, she makes it her mission to help them heal. But when her desire to help turns to flat out desire, she starts to question everything she thought she knew about love.

 

Former Special Forces soldiers Nash Dixon and Gage Stone barely made it out of their last mission alive. The only way the two werebears are able to deal with the aftermath is by sticking close together. They both fear the bond they forged in battle may be the one thing that keeps them from finding their true mates.

 

But when their best friend’s little sister forces her way between them, will they find that’s exactly where she belongs?

 

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Amy Lamont writes contemporary and paranormal romance about quirky heroines and hunky heroes. Over the years she’s had some jobs she loved (working as a program coordinator for a non-profit animal rescue), some jobs she liked (freelance writing), and some jobs she hated (her experience as a waitress has turned her into the excellent tipper she is today). But nothing gives her greater joy than writing romances that pack an emotional punch and come with a guaranteed happily ever after. 

 

Amy lives in New York with her husband, twin daughters, and two rescue mutts. She loves chatting with readers. 

 

 

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Release Day Blitz: Keystone (Crossbreed #1) by Dannika Dark

 

 

With over 1 million books sold, USA Today Bestseller Dannika Dark introduces her next addictive series…

When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one?

 

Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn’t the only reason she’s hiding from the law. Half Vampire, half Mage, she’s spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian Shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectful career are finally within her grasp. The catch? Her new partner is Christian Poe – a smug, handsome Vampire whom she’d rather stake than go on a stakeout with. 

 

They’re hot on the trail of a human killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. One misstep during her probationary period could jeopardize Raven’s chance at redemption, and her partner would love nothing more than to see her fail. Dark secrets, unexpected twists, and a blurred line between good and evil will keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

Will Raven find the courage to succeed, or will she give in to her dark nature?

 

Audio Book Release Date: January 31, 2017.

 

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Audio Book Links: Audible – Tantor 

 

 

 

Dannika 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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Release Day Launch: Adoring Ink (Montgomery Ink #6.5) by Carrie Ann Ryan ~ Excerpt

 

 

Holly Rose needed to come.

 

Badly.

 

And hopefully she would. The man above her moved with such heat that she knew she was blushing, but she didn’t care. She just needed him to work his magic so she could finally crest that peak and end up a boneless pile of limbs.

 

She clutched at his tattooed shoulders before sliding her hands down his chest, raking her nails over his thick muscles and the ink that covered his skin. He thrust deeply inside her, and she arched her back, taking more of him in.

 

Her breath came in pants, and her body shook, sweat-slick from hours of lovemaking with no pause.

 

Then she looked up and froze.

 

Once again, her Dream Man was just a blur. A thickly muscled male with ink but no face, no features showing her who he was. No eyes giving her a glimpse of the man deep inside.

 

She reached out to cup his face, hoping she was wrong.

 

But she wasn’t.

 

The alarm pulled her out of sleep in that instant, leaving her right on the edge once again, and confused as hell about the recurring dream that never made sense.

 

Holly let out a sigh and rolled over to press the button on her phone. Unfortunately, she didn’t have time to hit snooze and go back to sleep, so she forced herself to sit up. Hitting snooze was one of her favorite pastimes since she had the most comfortable bed ever, but she had to be an adult and forego that. She was the kind of person that, once she sat up, she was awake and slightly functional, but it was the sitting up part that was the hardest. She loved sleeping in but couldn’t do it most days because of her job. Heck, she couldn’t even slumber on weekends most times thanks to the piles of grading she had. She might only teach first grade, but her kids had books and binders full of state-mandated homework and classwork to complete.

 

Holly’s head hurt just thinking about it.

 

 

 

The Montgomery Ink series continues with the most unlikely of romances between the one that got away and the man who can show her the world.

 

Holly Rose fell in love with a Montgomery, but left him when he couldn’t love her back. She might have been the one to break the ties and ensure her ex’s happy ending, but now Holly’s afraid she’s missed out on more than a chance at forever. Though she’s always been the dependable good girl, she’s ready to take a leap of faith and embark on the journey of a lifetime. 

 

Brody Deacon loves ink, women, fast cars, and living life like there’s no tomorrow. The thing is, he doesn’t know if he has a tomorrow at all. When he sees Holly, he’s not only intrigued, he also hears the warnings of danger in his head. She’s too sweet, too innocent, and way too special for him. But when Holly asks him to help her grab the bull by the horns, he can’t help but go all in. 

 

As they explore Holly’s bucket list and their own desires, Brody will have to make sure he doesn’t fall too hard and too fast. Sometimes, people think happily ever afters don’t happen for everyone, and Brody will have to face his demons and tell Holly the truth of what it means to truly live life to the fullest…even when they’re both running out of time.

 

 

Get your hands on ADORING INK now:

✦ Kindle ✦ Print ✦

 

(ADORING INK is available initially as a 90-day exclusive Kindle release per 1001, after which it will be available across all vendors. Don’t have a Kindle and want this in your hot little hands NOW? Don’t worry! You can get a free Kindle app for practically any gadget, phones, computers, tablets.)

 

 

 

 

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

 

 

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Guest Post: Lia Davis (Divine Awakening) ~ Giveaway/Excerpt

 

My reading pleasures by Lia Davis

 

Thank you so much for having me over today.

 

It’s a rare occasion that I get to read for pleasure due to my crazy schedule. But for 2017 I made it a goal to read more. Right now, I’m hooked on a YA reverse harem series, The Academy Ghost Bird by CL Stone. I’m in love with Sang and her guys.

 

Reverse harem (RH) is a new to me genre to read and I’m finding I’m loving it. RH is where there is one female and three or more men. She falls in love with all the guys and can’t pick just one. So the guys have to love her enough to share her. Some of my favorite RH authors now is Rebecca Royce, CL Stone, and Ripley Proserpina. There are many more on my TBR list.

 

What is you guilt pleasure read?

 

 

 

Lex and Desiree must face their pasts and their fears.

Out Jan 17th – Divine Awakening, the final book in the Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance series, The Divinities.

 

Title: Divine Awakening

 

Series: The Divinities #4

 

Author: Lia Davis

 

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

 

Release Date: January 17, 2017

 

A mother’s love is her greatest power.

 

Divinity witch, Desiree Sanders has made a lot of bad choices in her life, but trusting the demoness, Samoan should earn her the award for traitor of the millennium. After several failed attempts to set things right, Desiree turns to the dark, sexy Death Demon, Lex for help saving her son and ending the war.

 

There’s no darker place than the soul of a demon.

 

Divinity guardian, Alexander, AKA Lex, has hardened his heart and locked away emotions following the betrayal of his mate over three hundred years ago. Until he meets the quiet and beautiful Desiree, and the walls around his heart start to crumble. When she calls him for help, broken and scared, he can’t deny her, and the urge to claim her for his own becomes an overwhelming need.

 

Trapped in the Underworld as the war between witches and demons escalates, Lex and Desiree must face their pasts and their fears—and open their hearts—if they are to find a way out. Meanwhile, the Divinities in the natural world prepare for a battle that is no longer just dark versus light. If lost, it could mean the end of life as they know it.

 

 

Available at: Amazon Kindle – Paperback

 

 

“How long?” Lex snapped the lock on the cage with quick efficiency, not surprised that Khan had set the trap. One reason it was so quiet and they were able to get in without Regal guards coming down on them. Should have known.

 

“Not sure. Maybe two minutes or less.”

 

Fear gripped his heart and squeezed. They had to get out of there. He wouldn’t lose Desiree when he’d just found her.

 

Desiree moved to the opening and stuck her head out. Lex moved closer to her, too aware of her whirlwind of emotions: Anger, fear, and a desperate need to find her son. “Bear, go find your brother and get out of here.”

 

“What are you doing? There’s no time.” The hound paused once they’d exited into the hall.

 

“We’ll get out. Get Teddy, Zach, and Lydia out,” Lex barked, then grabbed Desiree’s hand and tugged her down the hall in the opposite direction that he’d sent Bear. A growl at his back was Bear’s final protest before the hound took off to find the others.

 

Desiree tensed up next to Lex but didn’t jerk her hand from his. In fact, she seemed to accept his touch with ease, like it helped soothe her anxiety. Good. He needed her touch just as much. Needed to know she was safe.

 

Her power was close to the surface, nipped at his own. He ignored it. “Can you sense Mathew?”

 

She trembled at the mention of her son’s name and shook her head. “For a moment, I thought I could. But he’s not here. At least, not anymore. We need to get out of here.”

 

She didn’t need to tell him twice. Focusing on his home, he teleported them. Materializing in his living room, he released Desiree’s hand and stalked to the bedroom, needing to put some distance between them. The female made him ache with need. The urge to take her in every way possible was almost overwhelming.

 

Fuck. He didn’t want a mate, yet he’d found one. The pull to Desiree was too strong. He wouldn’t be able to keep his hands off her much longer.

 

Boom! The house shook from the blast of Khan’s castle. Closing his eyes, he searched for the connection he had with the hellhounds. Relief flooded him when he felt them, alive. They made it out.

 

Suddenly, a rush of power rippled across his skin, and he whirled around to meet Desiree’s stare. Standing in the doorway of his bedroom, wide-eyed she said, “All the portals just opened.”

 

“Hecate,” he called out.

 

She replied back telepathically. “I felt it, and I’m handling it. You have to find Khan and get the Dark Sinew from him. However, once I close the portals you’ll have to find another way to return Earthside.”

 

Then the goddess was gone, cutting the telepathic connection. He sighed. She’d have to use the power of three plus the Sinew to close all of the portals. As far as he knew, no one but the gods could cross from one realm to another once they were locked. But Hecate had said to find another way out.

 

He had no idea how to do that.

 

Returning his attention to Desiree, he said, “Hecate will be closing the portals. We will be stuck here for a while.”

 

 

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Dark Divine

 

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In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.

 

While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.

 

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Release Blitz: Undeniable Temptation (Reckless Beat #5) by Eden Summers ~ Giveaway

 

Undeniable Temptation

Series: Reckless Beat Book #5

Author: Eden Summers

Release Date: January 16, 2017

 

Haunted by a kiss.

 

With his destructive marriage behind him, Ryan Bennett can no longer deny his insatiable attraction to the one woman in control of his future. He needs her. Craves her. She’s the only glimpse of happiness through the building drama in his life and yet one drunken kiss has pushed her further away.

 

Tormented by what’s at stake.

 

Leah Gorman’s management contract states she can never act on her feelings for any members of the Reckless Beat band but Ryan has always owned her heart. No matter how long he’s held her captive with his deep soul and easy friendship, he’s off limits. End of story. If only her heart would get the memo. She can’t resist him. Even when their attraction gets in the way of her job.

 

The price of love is high. Is it worth the cost?

 

With Leah’s career on the line and Ryan’s reputation in tatters, ignoring their attraction may prove safer than risking everything they hold dear. They have to decide what matters most—their years of friendship, or a chance at love that will destroy them both if they can’t make it work.

 

 

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2.0 Passionate Addiction (Blake)
2.5 Reckless Weekend (Reckless Beat in Vegas)
3.0 Undesired Lust (Mason)
4.0 Sultry Groove (Sean)
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He can seduce with a single glance.

 

Peering down at a sea of fans, rock star, Mitchell Davies can’t deny the innocent beauty of a woman in the front row. He’ll stop at nothing to get to know her. When a public altercation leaves her weak and defenseless, he takes the opportunity to be her savior.

 

She’s been sheltered from the world.

 

Alana Shelton wants to spread her wings and experience life away from her restrictive upbringing. But she isn’t prepared for a gorgeous stranger to sweep her off her feet while at her most vulnerable.

 

Attraction will bring them together, but their pasts will try to tear them apart.

 

He wants to teach her how to trust, but she’ll show him how to love. In a glamorous world of rock-and-roll, only time will tell if they’re up for the challenge.

 

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Angel’s Weekly New Release List: 1/16 – 1/20

 


Jan. 15th, 2016

 

 

Maggie Goes Medieval (Maggie MacKay, Magical Tracker #8) by Kate Danley – (Mystery)

 

 
Jan. 16th, 2017

 

 

Undeniable Temptation (Reckless Beat #5) by Eden Summers – (Rock Star, Romance)

 

 
Jan. 17th, 2016

 

 

Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn – (Young Adult, Sci-Fi)
Home Run (The Boys of Summer #2) by Heidi McLaughlin – (Sport, Contemporary Romance)
Contract Signed (Triggerman, Inc. #1) by Marie Harte – (Suspense/Mystery, Contemporary Romance)
Adoring Ink (Montgomery Ink #6.5) by Carrie Ann Ryan – (Contemporary Romance)
Cursed: Piper (Blood Courtesans) by Jami Brumfield & Michelle Fox – (Paranormal Romance)
Dark Legends – (Box Set, Fairy Tails, Mythology, Sci-fi)
Demon Kin (A SoulTracker Novel #2) (DarkWorld: A Soul Tracker Novel) by T.G. Ayer – (Paranormal Romance)
Divine Awakening (The Divinities #4) by Lia Davis – (Paranormal Romance)
Keystone (Crossbreed #1) by Dannika Dark – (Urban Fantasy, Paranormal)
Phantom Kiss (Chicagoland Vampires #12.5) by Chloe Neill – (Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance)
Feversong (Fever #9) by Karen Marie Moning – (Urban Fantasy, Paranormal)
Thirst (The Energy Vampires #1) by Jacquelyn Frank – (Paranormal Romance)
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – (Fantasy)

 


Jan. 20th, 2016

 

 

Rise of the Dragon (Moonlight Dragon #5) by Tricia Owens – (Urban Fantasy)

 

 

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ARC Review: Deception (Blue Moon Saloon #5) by Anna Lowe

Deception  - Anna Lowe

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Deception 

 Blue Moon Saloon #5  
 Anna Lowe  
 Paranormal Romance  
 Twin Moon Press  
 January 5th 2017  
 eBook  
 128  
 ARC Review Copy  
 

 

Nothing is more dangerous than forbidden love. 
She-wolf Summer Smith is desperate to make up for a past she can’t deny — and the best way to accomplish that is to take on a deadly mission for her new pack. She’ll sacrifice anything to clear her name and protect the people she loves. With the future of shifters across the Southwest resting in her hands, it’s the worst possible time to fall in love — with a bear, no less. 

 

Burly bear shifter Drew Kovacs hasn’t traveled to the Southwest to look for trouble, and he sure isn’t looking for love. But the second he lays eyes on the she-wolf with a mesmerizing smile and haunted eyes, he knows she’s the one. There’s just one problem — Summer is about to plunge head-first into danger, and he sure as hell won’t let her go alone. But he can’t show up and blow her undercover mission, either. Unless… 

 

Behind the doors of the Blue Moon Saloon, alpha shifters confront their darkest fears and their deepest desires. This book is a complete standalone story - no cliffhangers! 

 

* A paranormal romance with adult content. The perfect read for fans of strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves, werebears, shapeshifters, smoking-hot cowboys, romantic westerns, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, and fantasy romance! *

 

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Deception is book five in the Blue Moon Saloon series by Anna Lowe. The story is full of suspense and romance.

 

It can be read as a standalone, but this one ties up the purity group neatly, so yes you can read it alone, but I would recommend reading the series in full.

 

Ms. Lowe has become one of my favorite authors. She has a way of drawing you into the lives of her characters and the emotional struggles they each go through. I love how the characters in the Blue Moon Saloon series each have struggled and survived some terrible and bad circumstances. It drives home that the world is not perfect that we each have difficult times and that their is hope know matter how small.

 

Drew is a bear shifter who has come to the Blue Moon Saloon to help out his cousins. He’s quiet and lade back, but when it counts his big bear can really through down.

 

Summer is a wolf shifter who invariantly helped the Blue Bloods, a group focused on purity in the shifter races, do bad things. She has major guilt and is looking for redemption and peace.

 

I enjoyed both Drew and Summer. They where a cute couple to watch Fate put together. Summer has a lot of guilt about what she did and can’t see herself mating anyone even her true mate; because she feels he and the others can’t look past her past. When a secret mission comes along Summer will help the Blue Moon Saloon pack and in doing so she will have to go home and face her past. She needs this and Drew has to let her go.

 

Deception is an exquisite story of redemption, trust, and selfless love. The characters are complex and sympathetic. Just like all the previous installments in the Blue Moon Saloon I ran the gauntlet of emotions and was rooting for Drew and Summer to both find what they needed.

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Anna Lowe with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

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Review: A Witch of a Day by Danielle Garrett

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A Witch of a Day by Danielle Garrett 

 
 Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery Prequel  
 Danielle Garrett  
 Paranormal - Cozy Mystery  
 eBook  
 Authors Newsletter  
 

 

Want to find out how Holly ended up in Beechwood Harbor?

 

Holly is having a witch of a day. 

 

Friday the thirteenth should be a day of paranormal delight, but instead, Holly is fighting off the ghosts from her past—the kind that can’t be exorcised. 

 

When a strange, hooded figure approaches her with an unthinkable task, Holly is forced to walk the line between light and dark magic, where one wrong step could ruin everything.

 

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A Witch of a Day is the prequel to the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery series by Danielle Garrett.

 

In Murder’s a Witch I was wondering why Holly was banished and here we get those questions answered. It’s the backstory on why her name has been ruined and no one trusts her. 

 

To sum it all up it comes down to her ex boyfriend and the bad things he got himself into. Of course since they where dating at the time when everything went down. It dragged her down, along with her name. She just can’t get away from her ex and all the bad press. 

 

In A Witch of a Day things happen again and she has to move out of the Havens altogether where she ends up at Beechwood Harbor, a halfway house for supernaturals.

 

I enjoyed getting the backstory on Holly and having some of my questions answered. You don’t have to read this prequel to read the series, but it does give some clarification on her situation; since that didn’t seam to be explained in, In Murder’s a Witch

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

 

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