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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

{Blog Tour} GREENE'S CALLING by A.D. Starrling -- with review and giveaway!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

{Spotlight} WOLF PROTECTOR by Milly Taiden -- with giveaway!

Synopsis:
A woman with a secret…
The Federal Paranormal Unit is an elite squad of supernaturals dedicated to solving missing persons cases. Erica’s gift allows her a special connection with the crime, but it comes at a deep personal cost… Until now, she’s kept her gift a secret, even from the other members of the team. But this case will throw her together with Agent Trent Buchanan. He’s the object of her secret desires, but he’s also a cocky womanizer. She’d rather swim in shark-infested waters with a paper cut than admit she has feelings for him.

A man with one desire…
Wolf Shifter Trent wants Erica more than he’s ever wanted any woman. He’s spent years patiently waiting for her to admit that she wants him too. Working one-on-one in a race to find a serial killer, Trent’s patience and Erica’s resolve wear thin. When Trent discovers the truth about Erica, will he accept her for who she is? And can he protect her from the horrors that her gift brings?

A case that pushes them to the edge…
Erica will have to risk it all if she wants to stop the killer, and when she does, Trent may have to put his own life on the line to make sure his mate is protected…



Author Info:
Want to know about me? Milly Taiden (aka April Angel) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. She grew up between New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.
She’s addicted to shopping for shoes, chocolate (but who isn’t?) and Dunkin Donuts coffee.
A bookworm when she can get her hands on a good story, she loves reading all Mina Carter and Dianne Duvall among others.
Contact Info.
Books:
As Milly Taiden
Caged Heat
Wynter’s Captive
Halloween Heat III – Mate Event
Fate’s Wish
Sharp Change
Coming Soon
Fever
As April Angel
Party Crasher
Wicked Valentine – Sizzling Encounters – Book 2
Stranded Temptation
Mr. Buff – Sizzling Encounters – Book 1
Coming Soon
Lucky Break – Sizzling Encounters – Book 3
A Hero’s Pride


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Monday, July 28, 2014

{Cover Reveal} TEMPTED BY A ROGUE PRINCE (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 3) by Felicity Heaton




Tempted by a Rogue Prince (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 3)
Felicity Heaton
An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.

Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.

Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.

Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?

Pre-order links and a first chapter preview of Tempted by a Rogue Prince are available at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/tempted-by-a-rogue-prince-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Tempted by a Rogue Prince is due for release in ebook and paperback on August 9th 2014 and will be available from all major online book retailers.

Join Felicity’s mailing list to receive a notification when Tempted by a Rogue Prince is released, PLUS a sneak preview of the first 6 chapters of the book and chances to win a signed copy: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/newsletter.php


Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar – coming in 2015


About Felicity Heaton:
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

{COVER REVEAL} Darkness Watching by Emma Adams



Darkness Watching, by Emma Adams
 Genre: new-adult, urban-fantasy, paranormal-romance
 Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
 Date of Re-Release­­: September 1st, 2014

Cover Artist: Amy Chitulescu (http://ameliethe.deviantart.com/)

Description:

Eighteen-year-old Ashlyn is one interview away from her future when she first sees the demons. She thinks she’s losing her mind, but the truth is far more frightening: she can see into the Darkworld, the home of spirits - and the darkness is staring back.

Desperate to escape the demons, Ash accepts a place at a university in the small town of Blackstone, in the middle of nowhere - little knowing that it isn’t coincidence that led her there but the pull of the Venantium, the sorcerers who maintain the barrier keeping demons from crossing from the Darkworld into our own world.

All-night parties, new friendships and a life without rules or limits are all part of the package of student life - but demons still stalk Ash, and their interest in her has attracted the attention of every sorcerer in the area. Ash is soon caught between her new life and a group of other students with a connection to the Darkworld, who could offer the answers she’s looking for. The demons want something from her, and someone is determined to kill her before she can find out what it is.

In a world where darkness lurks beneath the surface, not everyone is what they appear to be…
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About The Author:
Emma Adams spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing fantasy and paranormal for young adults.
She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also wrote various novels and short stories. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).
Now a reluctant graduate, she can usually be found in front of her writing desk, creating weird and wonderful alternative worlds. Her debut novel The Puppet Spell, published in January 2013 by Rowanvale Books, is a fantasy tale for young adults and the young at heart, featuring disappearing uncles, invisibility potions and chimeras.
Emma also writes dark and creepy supernatural novels for older teens and adults. Her next book, Darkness Watching, is the first in the upper-YA/New Adult Darkworld series, and was published in October 2013 by Curiosity Quills Press.


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

{Book Review} WICKED FLAMES by Sharon Kay, Book #3 in the Solsti Prophecy series -- with excerpt!

Squeee! The third book in the Solsti Prophecy and we get to see more Mathias! It looks like he is destined to be mates with Gin Bonham. Sparks sure are gonna fly...pun intended! 

Book Title: Wicked Flames
Author: Sharon Kay
Publisher: Independent
Publishing Date: July 2014
Length: 352 pages
Source: author for review purposes

Gin Bonham lives with a dark secret. Born with an ability she never wanted, she builds her life around science and logic, running from the terror she is capable of causing. When sexy stranger Mathias spots her on a dance floor and cuts in, he leads Gin in a sensual rhythm that continues long after the music stops. But Mathias hides the fact that he knows exactly what she can do: in the deepest recesses of her mind lurks the power to manipulate fire. Destiny is coming for her and it doesn’t care if she’s ready or not.

Mathias possesses tracking and espionage skills so extraordinary that his fellow Lash demons call him The Hunter. Pursue and interrogate. He never fails. When he is tasked with coaxing Gin to work with the Lash demons against a common enemy, he relishes the challenge. But meeting her awakens a new, primal drive that pulls him toward her even as his tactics break her heart.

Failing to win Gin’s cooperation is not an option. But she is determined to flee, putting thousands of miles between her and any other supernatural creatures, including Mathias. Can she cool the charred embers of her emotions enough to forgive Mathias and embrace what she was meant to become? Or will her ability explode into something more than she can control?

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Book One, WICKED WIND: http://amzn.to/1Ae8NAC 
Book Two, WICKED WAVES: http://amzn.to/UrpgAs
 Disclaimer: I received a courtesy copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I was torn between REALLY wanting to read this and wanting to read this. The push for the REALLY was all Mathias. I LOVED his character in book two, Wicked Waves. He was totally sexy, I loved how he's the "old man" of the Watchers, and his calm but friendly demeanor totally screamed sexy to me. I was a bit meh on reading the third book because of the previous descriptions of Gin -- she's fighting who she is and her powers and views them "as a curse." I knew that this would make her hard to like and would most likely result in me wanting to smack her and tell her to get with the program for the first half of the book. And I was right. Gin, despite the pull she felt towards her power, etc., was SO frustrating. Although, you do sympathize with her and understand why - Gin had a scary moment during adolescence when her power surged without any control. But still, for someone who is "determined to do good and help people," it was REALLY frustrating to see how slow she was to get with the program! But when she does, this girl is ON BOARD. Phew!

Gin's reluctance didn't distract from the enjoyment of this novel because it's part of the plot. Mathias Hunter is sent to convince her to join up with the Good Side for whatever evil is coming. What he didn't expect was the instant attraction and gut-wrenching desire to protect this firecracker. The sparks fly between Mathias and Gin from the beginning with a super hot ballroom dance and then continues on from there. Kidnapping, danger, new allies, new discoveries, that thing I told you about in the second book...hoo boy!

And the way this ends? OH MY. Yes, I need the next book which isn't out yet. STAY TUNED. You'll want it. I want it. We'll all start screaming for it together....the 4th Solsti! I'm hoping it's an introduction to the 4th and then there's ANOTHER book that encompasses the war/task they need to do together. =D



The distinct buttery smell of pecan instantly hit his nose. Gin stirred the hot chocolate with cinnamon sticks, further intensifying the olfactory barrage.
“This smells way better than the Coffeehouse,” He walked up behind her, admiring the view of her perfect ass in that tight little dress. Her hair hung long and loose down her back, and he threaded his hands into it, wanting to touch every inch of her.
She sucked in a breath and turned to face him, eyes huge. Cradling one mug in her hands, she offered it to him. “Taste.” Her voice was a strained whisper, a question and an offer combined.
He toyed with the ends of her hair. “Not first on my tasting list, Ginger.”
Her pulse ticked frantically at the base of her throat, and her chest rose and fell with uneven breaths. “Not…first…?”
He took the mug from her and set it on the counter. “No.” Fuck, she was so gorgeous, standing here all dressed up for him. Dim light or sunlight, silk or jeans, she glowed with a fiery sensuality. He planned to explore every nuance of her heat, starting when he was buried inside her.
Holding her hair to the side, he kissed her shoulder. Her arms slid up his shoulders to clutch his biceps and a breathy moan escaped her.
Nipping, he moved to her collarbone. Her neck. Anywhere but her parted lips, where he knew she wanted him. He wanted her pliant, defenseless, and begging.
She gave a full-body shudder and tilted her head.
Pliant, defenseless, begging. He gripped her hips and traced circles with his thumbs. “Can you guess what’s at the top of that list?”
“Um…” She blinked, but couldn’t hide the hunger in her eyes. “List?” Her hands dropped to grip the edge of the counter behind her.
He brushed his lips across her ear. “We’re gonna play a game.”
Her eyebrows raised. “What kind?”
“A guessing game.”
“Hmm.” She bit her lip. “Like twenty questions?”
“Only two questions.”
“What am I guessing?”
“I have something of yours.” He swept his hands up and down in the air in front of him. “On me.”
Her mouth dropped. “What? When did you—? Where?” her eyes darted over his chest and arms, and down to his open hands.
“You get two guesses. For each wrong guess, I kiss you.”
She folded her arms, pushing her breasts up and giving him a cock-hardening view of her cleavage. “That doesn’t sound so bad. How do you know I won’t guess wrong on pur—”
“After two guesses, you have to find it. Without talking. And you have to keep your eyes closed until you do.”
Her eyes widened. “What if I don’t find it?”
“You get spanked.”



Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves paranormal romance, with romantic suspense following close on its heels. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts.

Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and didn’t expect to write one book, let alone a series. But WICKED WIND and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.

www.facebook.com/sharonkaynovels
Twitter: @sharonkaynovels
www.pinterest.com/sharonkaynovels

Saturday, July 26, 2014

{Book Review} WICKED WAVES by Sharon Kay, Book 2 in The Solsti Prophecy -- with excerpt!

Today continues with book two of The Solsti Prophecy, WICKED WAVES. In this book, we get to meet the second sister, Brooke Bonham, whose power is the manipulation of water!
Book Title: Wicked Waves
Author: Sharon Kay
Publisher: Independent
Publishing Date: January 2014
Length: 357 pages
Source: Author for review purposes

Making daggers out of raindrops is only the tip of the iceberg for Brooke Bonham. As one of four women who can control the elements, her ability to manipulate water packs a deluge of potential. Eager to learn more, she’s frustrated at the precautions she must take to avoid the wrong kind of attention on Earth.

Kai's duties as a Lash demon have kept him busy on Earth for nearly two hundred years. Fighting? He was born to do it. Females? They're drawn to him. And Earth? The perfect place for him to avoid supernatural bounty hunters.

Though the two of them mix like oil and water, Kai senses that beneath Brooke’s frosty exterior hides a vortex of simmering passion. He’s determined to thaw his ice princess.

Forced to work together in the immortal realm, they track a rogue Lash demon at the helm of a widespread kidnapping operation. All too soon, Kai’s dark past catches up to them. Time runs out as a second enemy, bent on revenge, vows to stop at nothing short of Brooke’s enslavement and Kai’s death. As they and their foes stalk each other in a demonic game of cat-and-mouse, will her evolving skills and their fledgling bond be enough to save them

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Book 1, Wicked Wind http://amzn.to/1Ae8NAC

Disclaimer: I received a review copy courtesy of the author in exchange for my honest review, as follows.

I liked this second book even MORE than the first book. Not only is the story developing more and more and we get to meet other species from Torth, but I think it was that the romance in this one did not begin like Nicole & Gunnar's. As opposed to an instant attraction that Nicole & Gunnar succumbed to, we have sexual tension up the wazoo with Brooke & Kai, both drawn to one another, both fighting it, both sniping at each other instead. I love that!

There is a very interesting twist in this book that will make you say, oh wow! And what I liked about this twist is that our main characters don't yet know it, the other characters don't know it, only you, the reader, knows it. It's going to open a very nice can of worms and is going to be SO nice for our orphaned sisters and recently reunited lovers.

This book focuses on Brooke who has dominion over the element of water. She thinks it's a useless talent and has been feeling rather put out during her practice sessions as she's forced to work with thimblefuls of water as opposed to her sister, Nicole, who is whipping up winds left and right. What she didn't understand is that Rilan is teaching her control and how to find water, squeezing it from the proverbial (not so much anymore) rock!

Brooke and Kai have been rubbing one another the wrong way from their very first meeting in the kitchen of Demon Central (the sisters' nickname for the house in Evanston). The sexual tension is high and when Brooke is attacked by a Neshi demon on Earth, Kai and Brooke are sent to Torth to find a rare flower that can be used in defense against Neshis. The adventure begins when they are captured a few hours after arrival.

I loved watching Brooke and Kai's attraction for one another develop. And I enjoyed it even more as she learns more about her power and this handsome male Lash demon who is determined to protect her. The tension is palpable and Sharon Kay does a wonderful job weaving multiple stories and character backgrounds into a cohesive, fluid plot.

We've had wind, water, and next is Flame! I'm looking forward to reading about Gin. From the few times we see her or have her mentioned in these first two books, she is going to be the most stubborn of all! I want to meet Gin and I want to meet the fourth Solsti, who STILL hasn't been explained yet. And...don't you wonder what Rosa is doing with those locks of hair? From reading other novels, we know that something personal like that can have powerful implications. And they were freely given! Dun dun dunnnnn. 



Kai shot to his feet and was at Brooke’s bedroom door in a heartbeat, though he knew they were alone in the condo. Gazing in at the twisted sheets, he guessed she was having another dream.
“No!” she yelled in her sleep. Not a dream, but a nightmare. He moved to the side of her bed and caught her hand as she flung it in a wild, uncoordinated motion.
“Shh, Brooke,” he said gently. At least, he hoped his voice was gentle. He could pleasure a woman until she forgot her own name, but comforting one was unfamiliar territory. He held her hand, watching the rapid pulse in her neck and her erratic breathing. “Shh,” he said again, tracing small circles on her wrist.
She let out a loud breath and tugged on his hand.
“It’s just a dream,” he said, patting her head awkwardly. As he leaned forward, she pulled hard on his hand again, tucking it next to hers against her stomach, and she rolled to her side.
Now what?
He didn’t want to loom over her bed all night, but he didn’t have the heart to remove his hand. So he did the only thing he could think of, and eased onto the bed next to her. He propped himself on one elbow, his other hand entwined with hers. She sighed and snuggled her sweetly rounded bottom against him.
He stifled a groan at the contact. Her curvy, sexy ass was the first part of her he had noticed. Not that he could help it, since she turned away from him at the exact moment he walked into the room. One time he overheard her complain to her sister that it was “too big.”  That little comment gave him a monster hard-on, imagining what it would feel like to bend her over and drive into her from behind.
And now, with her soft body pressed near him, the weight of her breasts against his arm, her lilac scent wrapped around him like a drug. His cock throbbed with need, and he frowned down at her. Cuddling wasn’t what he had in mind when he imagined getting her into bed.
He studied the porcelain skin of her face, his acute night vision registering the fading flush on her cheeks. Her heart slowed and her breathing grew even, and she let out a contented, “Mmm.”
If her dream was over, maybe he could slip away soon. Ah, hell. Her sweet smell and soft curves beckoned to him. He didn’t want to leave her side. He rested his head on his arm and breathed in the fragrance of her hair, deciding to settle in for a while.





Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves paranormal romance, with romantic suspense following close on its heels. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts.

Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and didn’t expect to write one book, let alone a series. But WICKED WIND and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.

www.facebook.com/sharonkaynovels
Twitter: @sharonkaynovels
www.pinterest.com/sharonkaynovels