Sunday, June 30, 2013

Close Encounters of the Wicked Kind Scavenger Hunt begins tomorrow!!

Are you ready to party??  Because I sure am!!  July is 30 days of giveaways plus one HUGE grandprize!!  Every stop on the scavenger hunt will not only have a blog prize to giveaway, put also another chance for you to enter in for the grandprize!!  Plus...there are extra entries for twitter and blog post shares!!  This prize pack is definitely worth it!!
Here is the grandprize list:
One autographed print copy of The Sunset Warrior by Leanore Elliot
Choice of 1 backlist e-copy book by Nikki Prince
An E-copy of The Remedy Maker by Sheri Fredricks
Choice of 1 backlist e-copy of  Rosanna Leo
Choice of 2 backlist e-copies from Seraphina Donavan
A Bound gift pack which includes: Autographed Print copy of Bound, Necklace, and Book marks by Bonnie Bliss
A pdf copy of Touch of the Gods: The Wager by D.X. Luc
A copy of Dangerously Mine by AM Griffin
Autographed print copy of Immortal Love and an E-copy of PRimal Song by Danica Avet
An Autographed paperback from Cristal Ryder
E-copy of The Witching Pen Omnibus from Dianna Hardy
Swag Pack from A R Von
A T-shirt from Michel Prince
An Autographed copy of the promotional paperback Dreams of Ink by Kallysten
$5 Amazon card from Samantha Pleasent
$5 Amazon card from Ashlynne Laynne
Autographed copy of The Hunter Diaries in paperback by Serena Zane
Tammy Dennings Maggy:  Swag: coffee mug, tote bag, pen, mouse pad, key chain
The Autographed Print Copy of the Satin Rose Experience by Sandra Bunino
E-book Copy of Blood Avenged by Gabrielle Bisset
E-book Choice of Blood's Voice or Blood Bound by Aine Massie
Autographed Print Copy of Only Scandal Will Do by Jenna Jaxon
Autographed Print Copy of Dark Passion Rising by Shannon Albright
E-copy of The Heart of a Wolf Series by MaryLynn Bast
Autographed Print copy of For His Eyes Only by T.C. Archer
E-copy choice of backlist book from Katie Salidas
Autographed Print copy of My Highland Love
E-copy of Arresting Behavior by Morticia Knight and sexy swag pack!!
Winner's choice of Backlist book by Naomi Bellina plus Swag pack!
Choice of 2 e-books: Croc and the Fox by Eve Langlais, Doms of Dark Haven anthology, The Vampire's Boy by Theda Black, or Dex in Blue by Amy Lane, winner's choice from:  Sharing Links and Wisdom
Choice of e-book from Lea Barrymire
$5 dollar Amazon Card From Natasha Blackthorne
And the rafflecopter:   Starting Soon!!
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Here is a copy of the link list (links will be updated daily)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Giveaway and Spotlight On: Montana Mustangs by Danica Winters

The Nymph's Labyrinth
 Book 1 of The Nymph Series
 Publication Date: December 31, 2012
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Purchase Link: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo
Book Description: *(Featured in USA Today)* 
 A world shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the Sisterhood of Epione must not be exposed.  
A Shape-shifting nymph, Ariadne, is tasked with keeping the truth of her group’s existence and their ancient mysteries far out of reach of an American archeologist and his troublemaking son.  When forgotten and forbidden passions are awakened, Ariadne is forced to make a choice—fall in line and continue to be overrun and pushed down by the sisterhood, or follow her heart and put everyone’s lives in danger. 
Can Ariadne have the man she loves or will the pressure and secrets of the past keep her from her heart’s desire?
Montana Mustangs
The Nymph Series Book 2
Danica Winters
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Publication Date: May 6, 2013
 Purchase Link: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo
Book Description:
A Nymph.  A woman with the ability to seduce at will, shift to protect, but cursed with the fate to have the man she falls in love with die a tragic death.  As one of the ill-fated nymphs, Aura Montgarten has spent her lifetime drifting from one place to another hiding from love.  Until she meets Dane.
When a body washes up on the shore of a rural Montana lake, police officer Dane Burke is faced with the task of finding the killer—even if it means he will be forced to put his life and heart at risk by working with a drifter.  As the truth of Aura’s Mustang-shifting Nymph ways are revealed, Dane learns exactly the amount of danger he and Aura are in, but can’t force himself to leave a case unsolved when the truth is right outside of his grasp. 
When the killer decides he needs to take another victim—Dane—Aura must choose between their forbidden love and her immortal life…  Can there be life without love, or is death her only choice? 
About Danica Winters
Danica Winters is a bestselling author who is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic.  When she’s not working she can be found in the wilds of Montana working on her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery and painting are not her thing).  She always believe the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.
Website | Blog | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook |
Other Titles by Danica Winters:
Love Under the Christmas Tree
A Christmas Miracle
The Vampire’s Hope
Curse of the Wolf
An Angel’s Justice
Coming Soon from Danica Winters (2013):
Winter Swans, The Nymph Series #3 (Crimson Romance)
 June 20 - July 20
6/20- Darker Passions (spotlight & Review)
6/20 - Mama's Reading Break (series spotlight)
6/21-  Brynna Curry's In Shadows Blog (interview)
6/22- Snarkology of a Romance & Fantasy Author (interview)
6/22 - KT Book Reviews (series spotlight)
6/23- Literal Addiction (series spotlight)
6/24- Close Encounters with the Night Kind (series spotlight)
6/25-  United by Books (series spotlight)
6/26-  Regina May Ross (interview)
6/27- So Many Reads (series spotlight)
6/27 - Smoldering Heat (series spotlight)
6/28- Book Monster Reviews (series spotlight)
6/29-  Addicted to Heroines (interview)
6/30- I Am, Indeed (series spotlight & review)
7/01-  Bitten by Paranormal Romance (interview & review)
7/02- The Jeep Diva (series spotlight)
7/03-  Herding Cats, Burning Soup (interview & review Book 2)
7/04- Mad Hatter Reads (series spotlight & review Book 1)
7/05-  For the Love of Reading (spotlight & review)
7/06-  Romance Junkies (interview & review)
7/07- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (series spotlight & reviews)
 7/08- Reading Between the Wines (series spotlight)
7/09-  The Reading CafĂ© (series spotlight & reviews)
7/10- Sassy Book Lovers (series spotlight)
7/11-  Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My! (Interviews & reviews)
7/12-  You Gotta Read Reviews (interview)
7/13- Confessions of the Paranormal (series spotlight)
7/14- Page Flipperz (series spotlight)
7/15- Book Lovin' Mamas (interview)
7/16- Night Owl Reviews (guest post)
7/16 - Riverina Romantics (series spotlight)
7/17- Nette's Bookshelf (series spotlight & reviews)
7/18- Toot's Book Reviews (series spotlight & reviews)
7/19- Cocktails and Books (series spotlight)
7/20- Mimmi's Musings (series spotlight)
Danica is giving away a the following prizes when her tour ends:
$25.00 Amazon gift card
TWO runners-up will get a copy of An Angel's Justice
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Sample Post: Close Encounters with the Wicked Kind Scavenger Hunt

Introduce yourself and your work:
Hello and welcome to my erotic world of writing and this stop on the Wicked Hop.  I have linked up with over 30 authors to bring you the latest scoop on making your nights sizzle.  My name is Leanore Elliott and I write books that leave you looking air-conditioning and wanting your partner to be ready and waiting for you after the story is over.  I have been writing for 20 years with my husband being my naughty and absolutely tantalizing inspiration!!  Before we dip into my latest naughty and what you need to do to win it, here is your scavenger hunt question for my blog:
Read on to find out!!  Don't forget to put your answers for the scavenger hunt on the rafflecopter form. My entry is marked with my name:  Leanore Elliot.  
Now.,...what can you win on this sizzling stop?  Well a copy of my newest naughty!!!  Let's take a look:
“Good girls go to heaven, but bad girls go everywhere…”

Meet Bren Plush, shy, a bit heavy and tired of her dreary life— When an irresistibly hot cowboy starts coming into the diner where she works, her world started to shift. How could she get his attention? Follow Bren through her obstacle-filled journey to win the man of her dreams and jump-start her life.


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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Giveaway and Spotlight on: Night Prowler Series by JT Geissinger

Night Prowler, #1
Available at:  Amazon

Deep within the primeval forests of southern England, a race of beautiful, savage shape-shifters lives hidden from the everyday world. Bound together by ancient bloodlines and a ruthless code of secrecy that punishes traitors with death, the Ikati send their leader Leander on a mission to capture one raised outside the tribe before she can expose their secret. When Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California, the hardened warrior is prepared for a fight—but not for the effect the sensual young beauty has on his heart.
Jenna spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from someone—or something—her parents refused to discuss. She trusts no one, not since her father’s mysterious disappearance, not since her mother’s sudden death, and definitely not since she began exhibiting strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander appears, promising answers to the mysteries that shroud her past, she knows she shouldn’t trust him either. But their connection is undeniable, and as powerful as the enemy hell-bent on destroying every one of their kind…

Night Prowler, #2
Available at:  Amazon

There exists a world beyond our own. It is a world of ancient magic and well-guarded secrets, a world of strict laws and harsh punishments for those who betray them, a world inhabited by the Ikati, a race of gifted people who are so much more than they first appear. Brought together by fate in this world of danger and beauty, two people with dark pasts will meet.
Morgan is beautiful, smart, sexy…and about to die. Convicted of treason against her shape-shifting kin, she is given one last chance at redemption; discover the hidden lair of the enemy intent on destroying every one of her kind, or forfeit her life.
Xander is ruthless, heartless, cold-blooded…and assigned to kill her if she fails in her task. Expecting to feel nothing but contempt for the traitor under his watch, the assassin accompanies Morgan on her search, but as the two race through the heart of Italy while the clock winds down to zero hour, he finds himself drawn into a dangerous web of desire as powerful as it is forbidden. Their passion will test everything they believe in, and endanger the future of the tribe itself.

Night Prowler, #3
Available June 18 at:  Amazon

SECRETS…In the hidden world that exists beside our own, a mirror world of ancient magic and elegant deceptions, a world of people who are so much more than they first appear, a war is brewing. Most of these Gifted people—the Ikati, a savage, sensual race of lethal predators—are content to hide behind human smiles, disguising their splendor in order to survive. But others are discontent. And they will hide no longer.
BETRAYALS…Eliana lives for two things only: vengeance on the man who killed her father, and seeing his dream of living in the open with humans come to pass. But that dream is far too dangerous for The Hunt, a group of elite Ikati assassins with one objective: eliminate her before she can expose their secrets to the world.
SEDUCTION…Demetrius is haunted by the memory of the woman he once loved. He will risk everything to save her from the killers on her tail…and convince her, before the ancient walls between two worlds crumble, that only together can they defeat their real enemy, a brilliant, cunning traitor far more deadly than either of them can guess.
J.T. Geissinger’s debut novel, Shadow’s Edge, was published in 2012 and was a #1 Amazon US and UK bestseller in fantasy romance and romance series. She has been nominated for the prestigious RITA® award from the Romance Writers of America for best paranormal romance for her second book in the Night Prowler series, Edge of Oblivion.
A life-long lover of reading and a self-professed “book addict,” she didn’t realize her dream of writing a novel until a milestone birthday forced her to take stock of her goals in life. Always believing the right time to commit to putting pen to paper would magically announce itself, it took waking up one cold January morning with a shiny new zero as the second number in her age to kick start her determination.
Starting on that very day, she wrote what would become Shadow’s Edge in a little over four months and submitted it to several literary agents. Nothing happened. Thinking that was the end of that but by no means willing to give up on her dreams of being published, she began work on a second manuscript.
Then, during a trip to Italy in honor of their 10th wedding anniversary and the honeymoon she and her husband never took, she received an email that would change her life. It was from an agent, Marlene Stringer of Stringer Literary, and it contained the three words every aspiring author longs to hear: “I loved it.”
Marlene sold the manuscript to Montlake Romance who published it six months later. Hitting the #1 Amazon bestseller lists within weeks of publication, Shadow’s Edge was book one of the Night Prowler novels. Book two, Edge of Oblivion, was published in October 2012 and will be followed by Rapture’s Edge in June 2013, and Edge of Darkness in fall 2013. There are six books total planned for the series.
Connect with J.T.:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
JT Geissinger's RAPTURE'S EDGE Tour Schedule:  June 17 - July 7
6/17- Under the Covers
6/18- Kristina's Books & More
6/18- Sassy Book Lovers
6/19- A Date With A Book
6/19- The Next Chapter
6/20- Brynna Curry's In Shadows Blog
6/20- United by Books
6/21- Book Pages & Dripping Ink
6/22- Mad Hatter Reads
6/23- You Gotta Read Reviews
6/24- Froggarita's Bookcase
6/25- Cocktails and Books
6/26- Confessions of the Paranormal
6/26- Curse of the Bibliophile
6/27- Wicked Readings by Tawania
6/27- Feeling Fictional
6/28- Deal Sharing Aunt
6/28- Close Encounters with the Night Kind
6/29- Paranormal Book Club
6/29- Riverina Romantics
6/30- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews
7/01- The Reading Cafe
7/02 - Book Monster Reviews
7/02 - Literal Addiction
7/03- Buffy's Ramblings
7/03-  Penny For Them
7/04- Book Lovin' Mamas
7/04- Night Owl Reviews
7/05- Spiced Latte Reads
7/05- Toot's Book Reviews
7/06-Paranormal Fan For Life
7/07- Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My!
J.T. is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:
 Kindle Fire HD
 Signed copies of all 3 books in the series

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Spotlight On: Resisting Fate by Heather Van Fleet

Title: Resisting Fate
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Sunshine Press
Release Date: June 28th

Seventeen-year-old Emmy O’Connell is the epitome of a hot mess. 
Her boyfriend’s been shipped out of town to some boarding school four states away. Her step-douche is constantly drunk and badgering her. And then there’s her good-ole-mom… The lady is nothing more than a miserable shell of a woman. She’s turned off all of her feelings and her ability to be a good mother as well, leaving poor Emmy and her four year old brother Jamie to suffer. Life couldn’t get much worse, right?
Enter the elusive, cocky, and oh-so-broody Jack Hartman…
The jerk cousin of her boyfriend becomes Emmy’s worst nightmare…times ten. He’s cruel. He’s insensitive. But he also has this strange little ability over her – he makes her weak in the knees with thea single touch. No matter how miserable or amazing Jack makes her feel, Emmy can’t seem to deny him, especially when he takes on the role of her protector –her pseudo-knight in a black leather coat. 
A knight who also happens to ride in on his black Harley, instead of a white horse… 
And to make a bad situation worse…
Werewolves and teens shouldn’t mix! But what can Emmy do when she finds herself thrown head first into the center of it all. Can she handle the supernatural mess her life rapidly becomes or will she fight against the inevitable fate her heart desires?

“That smart mouth doesn’t sit well with me,” he licked his lips. His eyes never wavered from mine.
 I nibbled on my lower lip, just as a small smile graced the edges of my mouth. Oh yeah, my bravado was about ready to kick some ass. I think I kind of liked being a smart ass.
“What are you going to do about it Jack?” I inhaled a breath, taking in his warm, delicious scent. My throat went even drier than before. I practically stared holes into his face as I studied every tiny mark, every single scar on his perfectly flawed skin. He was gorgeous, with a little scar here, a little white patch there. His hotness could have left me breathless for days if I kept up my perusal any longer.
And then I blinked, Christ. I knew exactly what had to be done. I had to kiss him. I had to get this itch scratched and then I had to move on. His eyes darkened, his breath was warm and heavy over my face, and he licked his lips. I blinked. Holy-balls… He wanted to kiss me too. 
That ever-present electricity running between us wouldn’t stop. If anything, it only increased our pull. I moved in; his lips touching my lips was all I wanted. I needed to feel again, feel it all with a boy who hated me, but apparently wanted to kiss me as badly.
 Dryness on dryness soon changed to warmth on warmth, and when I pressed my mouth fully to his, his hands left my neck, and went to my waist. His fingernails dug into my sides and the son of a bitch pushed me away from him. 
So there I was, my head tilted to the side, ready, willing, and able to do whatever the hell this moment led us too, and all he could do was chuckle. Yes. Chuckle. He was the biggest rat bastard. 


Author Bio:
Heather Van Fleet currently resides in northern Illinois, with her three little ladies, Kelsey, Emma, and Isabella, and her fabulous hubby (and high school sweetheart) Chris, with whom she’s been blissfully married to now for ten years. She’s a stay at home mom by day, and an avid and completely obsessive writer and reader by night.
Heather always had a soft spot in her heart for books, and she’s been creating her own little stories since she was a seven year old. But she never really had the confidence or the time to actually sit down and really do something about it, until her youngest daughter was born just two years ago.
Resisting Fate, book one in her Predetermined series, is her young adult, paranormal baby! It’s packed full of wolves…witches…and one sassy little red-headed teenage girl! She had an absolute blast writing it, and can’t wait to share it with the world!

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Review and Guest Post with Tabitha Bradley and her book The Misadventures of Alexandra T'Kayn Treasure Hunter

Hello and Welcome to the close out to the tour of this interesting and exotic little space adventure!!  Since this is a series, I was curious to know all about the sexiest encounters in space there is to get it on!  Tabitha was very happy to share, and this is what she had to say about her books:

1.  Gaston VonTesmar after they escape Jeron Silstrun, still under his erotic influence (Dark Captives)
2.  Alex and Gaston VonTesmar's first kiss in the arcade of the Sapphire Wing on Vendalli's (Dark Captives)
3.  Gaston VonTesmar's seduction in her apartment (Dark Prince's Vengeance)
4.  Rigel Deka's seduction in the service corridor of Vendalli's (Dark Captives)
5.  The infamous recording of Damon Ziomar in a public garden (Star of Illiyn)
6.  Gareth Janassi while they sneak behind enemy lines (Black Rose of Janassi)
7.  Rigel Deka with Jeron Silstrun watching on board Jeron's ship (Dark Captives)
8.  Fantasizing about Jeron Silstrun and Taggart Riordan in the shower (Dark Prince's Vengeance)
9.  Thayer Valerian under the influence of Damon Ziomar (Star of Illiyn)
10.  Desmond Riordan under the influence of Damon Ziomar (Star of Illiyn)

So there you have it!!  I really enjoyed this spacey romp and look forward to reading more about Alexandra!  Let's take a look at the book:

"Intriguing, Funny, Human, Incredibly Erotic!" --Goodreads
First-ever one volume collection of the science fantasy saga of bondage and romance! This unique omnibus collects the two serials that have made Alex T'Kayn a legend among sexy sci-fi series. Originally published as a pair of two part serials, The Star of Illiyn and The Black Rose of Janassi, this interstellar saga of daring capers, hair's-breadth escapes, randy protagonists, and mild bondage has thrilled readers for most of a decade.
Now for the first time in one volume, here are the complete misadventures of the ever-so-sexy treasure hunter and thief, at almost half the price of the original serial editions.

"There she is!"
Alexandra T'Kayn stiffened, glancing quickly over her shoulder.  She couldn't see much in the dim light of her lamp, but she could hear the crunch of boots on gravel behind her. 
"Stop her!"  Alex growled under her breath.  She hurried down the corridor, absently patting the belt-pouch where she'd stashed the artifact.  
"Dammit, it's gone!  She got it...  Where the hell did she go?"
Alex smirked as she scrambled through the rubble-filled tunnel.  They were close behind her but she was relatively certain they weren't as familiar with underground caverns as she was.  
She wondered who could have tipped off the authorities, since the only people who knew she was coming here was Desmond and the client.


Arizona author Tabitha Bradley has been writing science fiction, fantasy and erotica for over ten years. In the last two years, her award-winning Dirandan Chronicles series has been winning fans in the new medium of digital publishing. Her unique approach to characters and storyline has been reflected by excellent reviews and the digital industries’ top awards. Her science fiction anthology Diranda: Tales from the Fifth Quadrant won the 2005 Dream Realm Award, and her science fiction novel Peacekeeper finaled in the Science Fiction category of the 2006 EPPIEs.

“My main reason for writing is the story,” explains Tabitha, “I want to tell a story I would be interested in reading, with characters I love who have stories that need to be told.  I’m thrilled my readers love my worlds as much as I do and I’m glad there is a real interest in the kinds of stories I love to tell. That’s why I got into the publishing business in the first place, because I had stories I wanted to share.”

Tabitha lives in Northwestern Arizona with her husband and two children.

This sexy little romp through space was a complete blast!!  We follow Alexandra when she first begins her quest as a treasure hunter.  She has some interesting encounters along the way with different species, all with one thing in common...they are smoking hot!  She makes a few errors, pisses off the wrong people, and leaves a string of broken hearts in her kind of girl!!  Her adventures are hilarious as well as super sexy.  If you like erotic space travel, you need to pick up a few of these books!!  I look forward to reading more!!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Giveaway and Top Ten Reasons You Need a Warlord

Hey, Ladies and Gents! J.E. & M. Keep here to tell you why you absolutely need a dangerous Warlord in your life. Now, now, I know what you're thinking: How frightening! How uncouth!

But, oh, we have faith that we can tempt you to the darker side.

#10! Because they fill you with awe and make you misbehave in just the right way.
In the torchlight of the tent she could make him out all the clearer. His charcoal skin was smooth and flawless. His face so chiselled and handsome. Hair long and perfectly shiny. Her first guess only seemed all the more right; a god. Though with the dark clothes he wore, looking a blend of velvet and leather, mixed with his piercing dark gaze and skin, it didn’t take much guessing to place as what kind of deity he might be.

She bowed before him so gracefully, filled with respect and awe, though her eyes didn’t drop demurely as she felt that, perhaps, they should. Instead she was simply entranced with the man, and was an absolute slave to the need to see him fully, “They don’t know what they’re missing.” She waited a heartbeat before adding, “What should I call you?”

#9: Because even the smallest compliment makes your body tingle.

Taking his time mulling over something he looked back down at her. “You will suffice,” he stated, with a wave of his hand he gestured for her to follow.

#8: They notice the little things about you.

“Are you used to serving like this?” he asked more meaningfully. “Did someone train you for a life on your knees before a man?” Despite his hard, husky words, she saw that hefty bulge twitch to life before her, the leather audibly straining as reacted to her.

#7: Your being respectful makes them so, so happy.

The dark man’s brows raised as he watched her reverentially stroke his shaft. He was surprised, and it showed, for he didn’t appear to be a man who was often caught off guard.

#6: They love you more than anyone else.

He spoke of the other woman, but as he lowered and tilted his head, he seemed focussed only on her. He was consumed with desire for her as he supped at the flesh of her neck, kissing, suckling and biting her there.

#5: Those two sweet words.

“You’re mine,” he stated possessively, his fingers knitted into her hair as he stroked her head.

#4: Whenever they say your name, it's like the whole world is smiling upon you.
His hand released hold of her head and he stroked back over her dark hair, “Mirella,” he repeated, as if tasting her name upon his tongue experimentally and liking it. “Go back to your charge, Mirella. And dream of a day when you no longer tend to prickly princesses, but are mother to warlord princes.”

#3: Even their insults are compliments.

With a husky groan he squeezed his thick bicep about her, mashing those heavy, engorged breasts to his pecs. Biting her ear, he ground his arousal against her, stroking a hand along her full hip as he muttered lowly. “You are a vexing woman, Mirella. A dangerous plaything,” he remarked with every bit of complement his voice could hold.

#2: The little tastes of power they give you are so fantastic...

Taking a deep breath, he reclined, shutting his eyes as her olive toned fingers strummed over his muscles, soothing away his worries. She comforted him. It was such a realization, to acknowledge that her king—her god—found comfort and relief by her mere presence and touch.

#1: But nothing is better than when they take control.
He throbbed beneath her needfully, and he finished, “Now do your duty for your king. I must think.” His hand moved through her hair, taking hold of her head and pushing it down in so blatantly suggestive a manner she could hardly miss it.

Mirella often wonders what her life would’ve been like had she been born a princess, rather than the property of one.
When a dark warlord from the north conquers her princess’ kingdom, however, he has plans for the dainty young future-queen. It makes the question all the more poignant, because now, more is at stake than just her rough treatment, but love and lust as well.
The Warlord’s Concubine is the tale of two women and the dark warlord that dictates their fate.
As an indentured servant and handmaiden to the princess for much of her life, the middle-aged Mirella sees the conquest of the land as an opportunity to elevate herself. Though as she earns the trust of their conquerors, she finds her own nature challenged as well. A life of callous disregard has made her hard, but as she battles the princess’ will for the first time and finds new allies and friends, does she have what it takes to win the love and favour of the brutal warlord? Will love and friendship be her downfall? Or will her station in life yet again be her undoing?
Caution: The Warlord’s Concubine is a dark fantasy novel that contains explicit scenes, and a twisted romance between a handmaiden and a God.

So clearly, everyone needs someone in their life like the God-King, and you can have a little piece of that with The Warlord's Concubine now! And! For everyone that signs up to our mailing list from now until July 6th, you'll get a get three free erotic shorts, PLUS we'll be giving away five $5 gift certificates! Just comment here with the same email address you use for the newsletter :)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

How do you like your Vampires?

Sparkly vs. Old World Vampires

I will admit that I read the Twilight series, I even enjoyed the first three books, but really the sparkly part threw me off. I much prefer old world vampires. I find them more mysterious and more terrifying. The first time I read Dracula it scared the living daylights out of me, and the first time I saw Interview with a Vampire (yes, I’ll admit that I didn’t read it) I remember being fascinated with these creatures.

I see the sun as a weakness to vampires, one of the only, which is why if you run across a vampire who is a day walker, than you panic because it normally means she/he is a strong vampire. The idea behind the sun being a weakness is that it gives humans hope against the things that go bump in the night. With the “Sparkly vampires” you don’t really have this. It’s not that they can’t go out in the sun, but that they won’t, because they sparkle and it makes them different. I saw that as more of a hang up for the characters than the bloodlust issues. 

Old world vampires can be alluring, mysterious and still scary as hell. It’s hard to be captivated by a vampire who doesn’t drink human blood (though at least was tempted by it) and sparkles in the sun. There’s not a lot of mystery to them, nor that small amount of fear that comes with the idea that they only stalk during the night. I know in Twilight, Edward had to fight against his blood lust and yadda yadda yadda, but really the sparkly took away all the scary factors. In the end, I’m an old world vampire fan, give me sexy, give me mysterious, and give me scary!

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About the Author: 
A.L. Kessler is a paranormal romance and steampunk author residing in Colorado Springs. Since she was a teenager she's loved weaving stories and spinning tales. When she's not at the beck-and-call of the Lord and Lady of the House, two black cats by the names of Jynx and Sophie, playing with her daughter, or killing creepers and mining all the things with her husband of 4 years, she's either reading, participating in NaNoWriMo, or writing in her Blog Writing Rambles. You can find her story Keeper in Evernight Vol II, her steampunk short, Of Souls and Steam, in Penny Dread Vol. III, also Midnight Symphony, her first novella is now available.

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Stripped of all control, shifter Kassity has no choice but to be a killer for a vampire named Lucius. Obeying the vampire from the shadows was simply her way of life, until Jax comes to town and brings trouble with him. When her panther half recognizes Jax as her fated mate, Kassity must deal with betrayal, secrets and Lucius in order to be with him.

With a war going on between all supernatural creatures Jaxon must figure out whose side he is on. What started as a simple job turned into a complicated game of hearts when he meets Kassity, the woman he thought he was rescuing, but not everything is as it seems in Lucius' territory.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: In Light of the Moon by A.L. Kessler

Stripped of all control, shifter Kassity has no choice but to be a killer for a vampire named Lucius. Obeying the vampire from the shadows was simply her way of life, until Jax comes to town and brings trouble with him. When her panther half recognizes Jax as her fated mate, Kassity must deal with betrayal, secrets and Lucius in order to be with him 
.With a war going on between all supernatural creatures Jaxon must figure out whose side he is on. What started as a simple job turned into a complicated game of hearts when he meets Kassity, the woman he thought he was rescuing, but not everything is as it seems in Lucius' territory.

My Review:

WOW!   This is my second taste of this author and I can guarantee it will not be my last.  She has some fascinating abilities to create an amazing story line and I eagerly await the next book.  The characters in this story are very complex, and there is more going on then meets the eye.  Lucius, the vampire lord who now basically owns Kass, is playing a complicated game of chess using real people.  His bottom line is a mystery and so is the "human"  that graces his presence. This is a small piece of a larger puzzle and many of the players have yet to be revealed.  Kass has an important part to play in future events, but everyone seems to waiting for a mark to appear that will seal her fate.

I enjoyed this story tremendously!  I am anxious to see how all the pieces end up aligning and what Lucius' end game is.  He truly is a fascinating creature.  There are a lot of events that leave you hanging, and questions about certain events pertaining to the stone.  She has everything in the story that will make you want to read the entire series!!!  Excellent opening!!


Review: Midnight Symphony by A.L. Kessler

The legend of the Gypsy Lady had been passed down for centuries, and now it is Cora's turn to dance in the square. Giving people hope and taunting the Demon King is what she lives for, until she catches the attention of Darius, prince of the demons. Hidden behind her mask, she keeps her identity from him until she is captured by the king. With her magic on the verge of waking and the village on the brink of war can Cora tame Darius' heart before it's too late? 
Darius became obsessed with the Gypsy Lady the first time he had seen her dance and play in the market place. The night he kissed her became his undoing. When his father captures the woman people believed to be a spirit, Darius takes the chance to observe her. His obsession with her grows into something more, he knows that together they can stop the war and set things right, but can he accept it?

My Review:

Demons have always been a love of mine, and I must say Darius lives up to my expectations!!  Welcome to a world where demons rule over all, and any type of magic-user is considered an abomination.  Especially the Gypsy Lady.  Legend has it that a special being is born every generation with the power to bring about a change in fate.  Cora's legacy is just beginning when she is almost caught by the Demon Prince himself.  Darius becomes immediately fascinated with her and the shroud of mystery that seems to cloak her.  One kiss and she consumes his thoughts, but their story is just beginning.

I enjoyed this glimpse into this author's  realm.  This was the story of a new start for all the paranormal creatures and hope for humankind.  It was an enchanting tale brimming with lore, adventure, wonder, and one really strong woman determined to change the fate of her world.  I really hope the author comes back to this world because I vastly enjoyed it!! All paranormal romance lovers will enjoy!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Giveaway and Spotlight on QuickSilver Codex by Kallysten

Kally is touring her newest yummy and I have her with me today!!  Kally is a great writer, so if you haven't had a chance to check out her work this is a good place to start!! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour here:
On Foh’Ran, a parallel world in which a magical force called the Quickening rules the lives of humans and vampires alike, Vivien just won her first battle.
Raised on Earth, Vivien had no idea she was heir to Foh’Ran’s throne until Brad and Aedan, her bodyguards, revealed themselves to her and took her to her family’s ancestral castle. Her first confrontation with Rhuinn, the man who usurped her throne, ended as well as could be hoped and she won a few days of respite until she has to appear at the royal court again.
Before she does, however, she’ll need to break through her mental block and master the Quickening to prove herself a worthy daughter of Foh’Ran. She’ll also have to gain allies among Foh’Ran’s influential families. The most difficult part, however, might be to follow Aedan’s advice and learn to act like a queen when she’s still unsure whether she truly wants the throne, and would rather simply be Brad’s girlfriend.
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In the gray and silver world surrounding Vivien, there were only two touches of color: Brad’s eyes, as bright as a midday sky, and the sparks rushing out of him as he continued to channel, maintaining the illusion around them.
Now that she’d found her way back to channeling, she didn’t think she needed the illusion anymore; she knew they were in her bedroom, not beside the lake. Why break the moment and tell him he could let go, though?
She used the petal to caress his face, the same way she had that first time. Then, like she had that day, she dropped the petal and touched him with the Quickening instead. It was the oddest sensation: she could feel his skin as if she’d brushed her fingers against it, but she could feel deeper than that, too.
The Quickening he wielded was answering her own, and she could tell the emotion he was channeling. It flowed out of him like a rushing river and submerged her, surrounding her in his love.
He’d said the words to her, and she had believed him, but now it went beyond words, beyond trust and truth. She knew the depth of his feelings with the same clarity she knew the texture of his lips when they touched hers. And suddenly, she had to tell him how she felt, too.
No, not tell him; the same words she’d been afraid to voice too soon would be entirely insufficient now that she’d experienced his love. She had to show him the same way he’d shown her.
Until now, she had used her determination as the focus for her channeling. She let that go, and the touches to Brad’s face faded, along with the colors that surrounded him—and his smile.
“Keep your focus,” he whispered. “Don’t let go now, just…”
His voice trailed off when she started to channel again. This time, love burned at the core of her, from which she drew to caress his mouth like a kiss made of air and light. A love that matched Brad’s own.
His eyes widened, and his lips moved over her name, though no sound came from him. She smiled, feeling more exposed in that moment than when she’d first lain in front of him, bare and blushing.
Brad reached for her with his hand and the Quickening; his hand cupped her face while the Quickening enveloped her in ribbons of silk and warmth. The colors bursting out of her flared in response, wrapping around him as she leaned in closer for a kiss.
Down by the lake, she’d channeled her desire for him, and they’d both been swept away by a whirlwind of need that left them breathless and aching for each other. This time, things were softer, sweeter, but no less intense: the difference between lust and love. What Brad had called a loop, however, was the same as before: as Vivien’s channeling and emotions met Brad’s, they intensified and echoed back toward her, then again grew deeper when they reverberated toward him.
“Vivien…” He murmured her name against her lips, his voice trembling along with the rest of him. His hand still cupped her face, the touch like fire and yet more delicate than a feather. “If we don’t stop now, we won’t be able to stop later.”
“I don’t want to stop at all,” she said, shuffling forward closer to him. “Do you?”
For the briefest of instants, she caught a glimpse in his eyes that reminded her of Aedan—a glimpse that contained words like ‘shouldn’t’ and ‘proper’ and ‘discreet’ and ‘guard’ and ‘dangerous.’
Brad said none of it, and instead he breathed out a shaky, “I’d rather lose the Quickening forever than stop now.”
She pressed her grin to his mouth and clutched his shoulders with both hands. His own fingers curled around her waist and helped her into his lap so that she could wrap her legs around him. The Quickening still swirled around them as they deepened their kiss, and as she watched the colors mingle through half-closed eyelids, Vivien couldn’t tell where her channeling started and Brad’s ended any more than she could distinguish between her love and his, entwined like their bodies.
Kallysten’s most exciting accomplishment to date was to cross a few thousand miles and an ocean to pursue (and catch!) the love of her life. She has been writing for over fifteen years, and always enjoyed sharing her stories and listening to the readers' reactions. After playing with science fiction, short stories and poetry, she is now trying her hand, heart and words at paranormal romance novels.
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