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DEAL ALERT: TAKE WHAT YOU WANT (THE ROCK GODS) BY ANN LISTER

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Mega rock star, Alex “Zander” Metcalf is burned out after nearly two years touring with his band, as well as emotionally drained after his sexual preferences were exposed by the media. He is ready for a long sabbatical – alone, and retreats to the east coast island of Martha's Vineyard; leasing an oceanside estate.

 

Alex seeks the quiet lifestyle of a recluse to write new material for his band, only to meet the handsome estate manager, Chase, and his gorgeous fiancée, Danni, living in the guest house on his property. Alex's hope of solitude is soon forgotten when he discovers Chase has a repressed bi-sexual side that is aching to surface and Alex is more than happy to help him explore it.

 

What neither Alex or Chase expects is the emotional power of their chemistry expanding to involve the three of them when Danni becomes entangled in their passion. Alex believes he has finally found his perfect menage relationship with Chase and Danni.

 

Sometimes two isn't enough and it takes three to complete the union of a fulfilled love. But, will their new relationship be strong enough to survive when real life wants to punish them for their unconventional love? And, can they be confident in the strength of their love to take the 'happily ever after' they can only give each other?

 

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Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living in Florida with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.

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After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. Her 'behind-the-scenes' exposure to the music world and her love of rock music is the inspiration for her erotic rock star romances.

 

The Rock Gods series gave her Bestselling Author status on Amazon. Beyond The Music, Book 7 in the series, hit #1 in the Gay Erotica genre during the Pre-Order and held that spot for several weeks. This last book in The Rock Gods series launches the spin-off series, Guarding The Gods, which releases in early Summer of 2016.

 

Fall For Me, Book One in the series was a Finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Award. Each book in this series brings her two favorite elements together: musicians and the love between two men. These stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment - to just simply love.

 

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Sinfully Wicked: book 2 in the Magic and Mayhem Universe by Teresa Gabelman is available of preorder

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Releasing 10/22

 

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Wicked is still tattooing, with her rock n' roll familiar, Bruce. The difference now is she is happily mated to a sinfully wicked and sexy panther, Thorne.

 

As the past comes back into Thorne's life, misunderstandings and danger are in the mix. With a new threat looming Wicked and Thorne have more than themselves to worry about.  

 

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Venomous Hunger (Eok Warriors #2) by Mary Auclair

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Venomous Hunger (Eok Warriors #2) - Mary Auclair

Venomous Hunger is the second book in the Eok Warriors series, but it can be read as a standalone. I would recommend you do read book one first, but only because you'd be missing on a great story if you don't.

Aliena was one of the free humans living on earth, but became very sick. So when the Eoks arrived on earth, one of inhabitants of their village placed her where they knew she would be found, in the hope of getting her the medicines she needed. Kamal has been a pirate for ten years, ever since he left the Eok nation in disgrace for an action he would do again without hesitation. Working together to rescue the humans, these two face danger and betrayal.

Once again, this is an exceedingly well written story, with plenty of action, both in and out of the bedroom. A different cast of characters this time, with only a few mentioned from book one, they are nevertheless well thought out and fully rounded. There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow, and I was thoroughly engrossed with the story.

An excellent addition to the series, and I look forward to reading more. Absolutely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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JUST RELEASED: DREAM (ROSEWOOD BAY) BY CARLY PHILLIPS

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"Carly Phillips is a go-to author for steamy, emotional contemporary romance!" --Jennifer Probst, New York Times Bestselling Author

 

Dream an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips is available now!


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She was his best friend, his first love. And she broke his heart. Now she's back. Will they find a second chance?

 

As a little girl, Andrea Harmon wanted to marry a prince, and Kyle Davenport hoped it would be him. But he never told her how he felt, and lost her as a result. Because sometimes the bad guy gets the girl. And Kyle left town to get over her.

 

Andi made the wrong choice years ago, choosing the bad boy over the best friend she trusted and she paid for it every day since.

 

Coming face to face with his former best friend was bound to happen once he moved back to Rosewood Bay, but for Kyle, becoming her son’s new teacher is a painful reminder of what they never had. But this time around, Kyle is determined to change their ending. Prince Charming is determined to break down her walls.

 

Except that no happily-ever-after is won without a fight—and her ex-husband doesn’t like to lose.

 

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REVIEWDREAM (ROSEWOOD BAY) BY CARLY PHILLIPS

 

Dream (Rosewood Bay, #4)Dream by Carly Phillips

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Carly Phillips inspires women with empowering tales, courageous, characters and heart-aching romance. Get ready to begin again with Kyle and Andrea. They were meant to be, but failed to see their chance the first time around. Can years of longing, hard living and an abundance of heartbreak finally point these lonely hearts in the right direction? Dream encourages us to move forward when the past seeks to hold us back. Andrea found strength in fighting a losing battle with her heart, her ex and the mistakes she made along the way. Pride left her with regret, but forgiveness brought her more happiness than she ever dreamed of.



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Excerpt:


“I didn’t mean to drag you away from Kimberly. You two seemed to be hitting it off.”

He didn’t pull his hand away from her face, struck by the tinge of something in her voice. Jealousy? And if so, why did it please him that she cared?

“Kimberly was like a leech who wouldn’t let go. She even used her sick brother’s story to hang on to me. I wasn’t doing anything more than offering sympathy,” he said, opting for the truth.

Andi blinked, unmistakable relief in her pretty brown eyes. “Really?”

“Did it bother you when you thought I was into her?” he heard himself asking, knowing he hadn’t planned to go down this road, but the attraction between them was a real, tangible thing.

His fingers itched to run through her thick, wavy hair, and he couldn’t tear his gaze from her glossed lips as she ran her tongue nervously over them. Not to mention the energy it took not to look down at her full breasts beneath the jersey.

“Would it upset you if I said it did? That watching you with her stirred up feelings that took me by surprise?”

“I shouldn’t want you, Andi. You hurt me. Took a fucking knife to my heart. But that was in the past. And what’s going on now between us is the present.”

Her eyes shimmered with unshed tears, the past alive despite them both wanting to put it behind them. But everything inside him was pulled toward her now, drawn to her fragile strength and beauty.

He dipped his head and pressed his mouth to hers. Warm and giving, her soft lips moved beneath his. His hand slid around her jaw, tilting her head, giving him better access as his tongue delved into her mouth and tangled with hers. Finally, finally, finally, finally. His heart beat out the word in rapid rhythm, a long-held desire coming true as her kiss turned him inside out.

He explored the deep recesses of her mouth, tasting her essence, aware of his body’s reaction, the swell of his cock behind his jeans, the spike in adrenaline, the racing of his pulse.

Despite the pain, the anger, the hurt, this was the girl of his dreams and she was in his arms, eagerly accepting his kiss. He slid his hand into her hair, grasping the thick strands between his fingers and tugging as the kiss turned hotter and he backed her against the vanity, his waist flush against hers, his hard erection cradled between her thighs. His cock throbbed with unappeased need, desire flowing between them.

Until a hard knock sounded on the door, startling them into breaking apart. She looked at him, wide-eyed, the surprise etched in her face as strong as the shock rippling through him.

“Be right out,” he called to the person on the other side of the door.

He glanced at Andi, her face now flushed a bright red. “There’s no way to avoid walking out together, is there?” she asked.

“Whether you go first or last, whoever it is heard my voice.” Her blush deepened.

“Well, then here’s to giving them something more to talk about.”

 

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Meet Carly Phillips


Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Better Together by Crista McHugh

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Better Together - Crista McHugh
Hawaiian rancher Alex Kahale needs a temporary wife to close a deal that’s vital to the welfare of his herd. Thankfully, he’s already married to a woman stole his heart in less than a week, even if that same wife filed for divorce a few days after they said their “I dos”.

Rising country music star Britney Moore had a wild fling with a cowboy in Las Vegas a year ago which ended in a drunken drive-through marriage. Once she returned to Nashville, she filed for divorce to save her squeaky clean image. Besides, spontaneous marriages never last, and she knows better than to risk her heart on Alex. But no matter how many requests she sends him, he refuses to sign the papers. Then he sends her an intriguing offer. Come to his ranch on Kauai and pretend to be his wife for two weeks for business purposes, and he’ll sign the papers.

As much as Britney tries to resist his charm, Alex manages to tear down her defenses one by one until she falls for him all over again. But when the press finds out about her secret husband, will their revived romance be killed by the tabloids?

 

 

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Curveball by Jordan Ford - #FREE for a limited time

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REVIEW BY MERISSA - Desperate Measures (Aspen Falls #5) by Melissa Pearl & Anna Cruise

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Desperate Measures (Aspen Falls #5) - Anna Cruise, Melissa Pearl

Desperate Measures is the fifth book in the Aspen Falls series, and we finally get Camilla's story. She has made regular appearances throughout this series, but hasn't as yet had her say. She does in this one, and it was definitely worth waiting for!

Cam grew up on the wrong side of the tracks (so to speak) and was determined to change her life, and to make a difference. She does this, but not without heartbreak. She leaves behind the love of her young life, knowing he is in with the gangs that are rampant. She walks away, and does make a difference. Alex has always remained in her thoughts though, even when she tries to forget him. So when he turns up, bloody and battered, will she help him, or arrest him?

This was a great story, with plenty of depth to both the situations and the characters. There were no editing or grammatical errors to this story that I noticed. I enjoyed the banter between Cam and Alex, as well as the situations they found themselves in. Even though she is a police officer, Cam did across with a healthy dose of naivety at times.

With enough action to keep you turning the pages, this was thoroughly engrossing from start to finish. Absolutely recommended by me.

This is a series that I am thoroughly enjoying. Can't wait for the next one.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa
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Source: http://archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/08/24/Desperate-Measures-Aspen-Falls-5-by-Melissa-Pearl-Anna-Cruise

REVIEW BY MERISSA - Reckless (Yoga in the City #2) by Leigh LaValle

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Reckless (Yoga in the City #2) - Leigh LaValle

Reckless is the second book in the Yoga in the City series, and this time we focus on Crystal Ananda, one of the partners of the Yoga Studio. She is the one that is always dependable, even if she really doesn't actually want to do it! The reasons for this become clear as the story progresses. And then we have Ford, the workaholic CEO who doesn't spare anyone's feelings in his quest to get the family business back on track. Both their stories - wildly opposite at the start, actually start to show parallels - and Crystal and Ford find something they both want to last.

This was a pleasant story, with laugh out loud moments, and lots of quirkiness (usually on Crystal's side of the family) thrown in for good measure. Crystal is too often see as just a pretty thing, blonde bimbo, type of character, so it was wonderful to see the author turn this on it's head (where needed) and give Crystal her own strengths. Together with Ford, they make a strong team.

With no editing or grammatical errors, this book was a smooth read, with plenty of emotions coming through. The story flowed from one scene to the next, and we even caught up with Hannah and Jake from Breathless. Absolutely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa
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Source: http://archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/10/17/Reckless-Yoga-in-the-City-2-by-Leigh-LaValle

New Release Review! Not Quite Christmas by Sharon Kleve!

 

 

After years of being away during the holidays, all Adair Hutton wants is to spend Christmas with her family. As a travel nurse, she’s been all over the country and enjoyed every minute of it, but it’s time to come home for good.

 

It becomes more difficult than Adair has anticipated when she has to rely on a handsome stranger, a taxi, Greyhound bus, an Uber, and an airplane to make the journey home. Because the road home isn’t always as easy as planned.

 

Easton is a cartoon artist and can work from anywhere and isn’t in any hurry to reach Seattle. There’s no family waiting for him. When a beautiful stranger needs his assistance to get home for the holidays, he jumps in with both feet and maybe his heart too.

 

 

This holiday romance is delightfully sweet and puts cheer in the hearts of readers and scrooges. Adair and Easton are wonderfully strong, compelling characters that draws readers into their difficult journey home for Christmas story. The fast paced plot keeps readers holding their breath in anticipation of what will happen on this couple’s as they encounter each obstacle on their Christmas journey. Although the story is short, the romance is sweet and the chemistry sizzles with abandon while it puts smiles on reader’s faces and spreads Christmas cheer throughout.

 

 

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Not Quite Christmas was originally published in the


Coming Home for Christmas anthology, which released on October 11, 2018

 

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Not Quite Christmas is available in ebook at -

 

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Coming Home for Christmas is available in ebook at -

 

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Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband and two cats. When not writing, and working full-time, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cats and a good book or in the kitchen making cheese or baking sourdough bread or bagels.

 

Sharon is a multi-published author of contemporary romance with over twenty stories published in eBook, paperback, on audio and translated into six different foreign languages. She has written New Adult and Romantic Suspense, but what brings her the most joy is writing Romantic Comedies.

 

She loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few laughs and maybe a few bumps and bruises along the way.

 

I’m asked on a regular basis why I have some sort of animal in every one of my books. It is simple…I love animals and I love writing about them. It doesn’t matter what kind, shape, or size. I love them all!

 

Throughout my life I’ve had dogs, birds, frogs, lizards, rabbits and of course precious cats. My husband and I have a dozen bird feeders, two water fountains and multiple yard-art fixtures that we put food and water in for the critters.

 

Several years ago our cat of fifteen years passed away and we were going to wait awhile before getting another one but as the days went on we missed having a cat. It was during the winter so there weren’t any kittens available. I searched all the shelters and saw pictures of an eight-month-old female, shorthair cat.

 

When we picked up Ardy from the Bremerton, WA PAWS, they said we'd never be able to pick her up or touch her. She'd been abused. My husband played with her and instantly fell in love. We took her home and after many months of special care, she loves to be held. We laugh because she likes it so much she won't let you put her down.

 

All animals deserve a little time, patience and a good loving home.

 

Website - http://authorsharonkleve.blogspot.com/

 

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Recent Release Review! Flashfire (Dragonfire #8) Deborah Cooke!

 

 

He's lost all hope...until she changes everything.

 

Master illusionist Lorenzo wants nothing to do with the Pyr. His dragon nature is just another secret to hide and another detail to juggle, like ensuring that each of his Las Vegas magic shows is a true spectacle. Until he feels the burn of his firestorm and his whole world shifts....

 

Cassie Redmond is tired of photographing celebrities. She wants to pursue her dream of serious photography—despite the lucrative offer for a shot of a dragon shifter. Las Vegas is the last place she wants to be, but Lorenzo arouses more than her curiosity when he shifts shape as the finale of his show. Instead of forcing him to reveal his secrets, Cassie gets swept away by this illusionist’s masterful touch.

 

Lorenzo wants to satisfy the firestorm and put it behind him. But Cassie is hard to forget—and he can’t ignore the danger when Slayers target the mate Lorenzo didn’t believe he wanted...

 

 

 

This splendid Dragonfire novel is full of illuminating and thrilling events that keeps readers on the edge of their seats throughout. Lorenzo and Cassie are two strong, spunky characters that grab reader’s attention and holds on tight and they have the firestorm sparking with more intense heat than ever before. Both Cassie and Lorenzo are bound and determine to not only ignore the blazing heat and electrifying chemistry between them, but they are also determined to discredit the other. The relationship is one battle after another which keeps the emotional turbulence at an all-time high but the firestorm ensures that the passion is also at an all-time high, so the heat intensifies between Lorenzo and Cassie ensuring that readers stay glued to the pages.

 

The action is exhilarating in this fast pace plot that keeps the adrenaline pumping with lots of suspense and surprising twists that keeps everyone on edge. There is no way for readers to find a dull moment as the story enthralls readers with exciting battles between dragons and several fascinating, awe inspiring and death defying illusions. Lorenzo’s not the only illusionist in this story, so readers beware everything may not be as it seems as secrets are revealed. The Dragonfire series continues to fascinate and delight me with each new book, all of them are electrifying and sensual with passionate firestorms that compel readers to fall in love with the sexy characters.

 

 

 

Author's Book Page - https://dragonfirenovels.com/dragonfire/flashfire/

 



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Flashfire is the 8th book in the Dragonfire series -

 

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Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F42NMYF?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

The Dragonfire novels now have their own website at http://dragonfirenovels.com

 

which includes


Kiss of Fire #1 (re-release June 26, 2018)
Kiss of Fury #2 (re-release June 26, 2018)
Kiss of Fate #3 (re-release June 26, 2018)
Winter's Kiss #4 (re-release July 10, 2018)
Harmonia's Kiss #5
Whisper Kiss #6 (re-release July 24, 2018)
Darkfire Kiss #7 (re-release Aug 14, 2018)
Flashfire #8 (re-release Aug 28, 2018)
Ember's Kiss #9 (re-release Sept 11, 2018)
Kiss of Danger #10
Kiss of Darkness #11
Kiss of Destiny #12
Serpent's Kiss #13
Firestorm Forever #14


Here Be Dragons: A Dragonfire Companion (re-release Oct 23, 2018)

 

The story of the Pyr continues with the DragonFate series.
https://dragonfirenovels.com/dragonfate/

 

.5 An Elegy for Melusine
1 Hot Blooded (coming Feb 19, 2019)


There is also a spin off series The Dragon Diaries
https://dragonfirenovels.com/dragon-diaries/

 


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For more purchase options visit her Flashfire page (link above)!

 

 

 

Deborah Cooke also writes under the names Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross.

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, #1 Kindle Bestselling, KOBO Bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and of Novelists Inc.

Currently, she’s writing paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke, and medieval romances as Claire Delacroix.


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Claire Cross -

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Release Day Review! Christmas At the Chalet by Anita Hughes!

 

 

A delicious love story about a bridal designer showing her new collection in the Alps during the magical week of Christmas where hijinx of the heart ensue.

 

It's the day after Christmas, and Felicity Grant is at a gorgeous ski chalet in St. Moritz for the biggest fashion show of her career. Felicity is a rising star on the bridal design scene, and this is her best collection yet. But when her boyfriend gives her a spa day instead of a diamond ring for Christmas, she has to face the possibility that she may never walk down the aisle in one of her own stunning designs.

 

And then there's Nell, the top model headlining Felicity's show. Nell is planning her dream wedding to her wonderful fiance with one catch: her divorced parents can't stand each other and threaten to no-show if the other is there.

 

Add to that Felicity's race against the clock to create a special gown for a prestigious bridal salon, and what both girls need is a Christmas miracle. What better place to find one than in the Swiss Alps with its dark forests and sparkling vistas?

 

But for Felicity it's hard to recognize a miracle even when it's right in front of her, and for Nell one miracle might not be enough to fix the past. Can dreams really come true or is that the stuff of Swiss fairytales?

 

Anita Hughes's Christmas at the Chalet is full of romance, gorgeous gowns, and the stunning scenery of the Swiss Alps. It's about love and forgiveness, and creating one's own miracles during the most festive time of year.

 

 

A delightful exotic Christmas love story with strong, compelling characters that pull readers into their story. The holidays are a time that readers can expect miracles in their romance and this story certainly lives up to that expectation as Felicity Grant and Nell both wish for a Christmas miracle. Felicity is a successful bridal designer who’s beginning to think that she will never where one of her own designs since her longtime boyfriend still hasn’t popped the question and seems to be resisting getting married at all. Nell is one of Felicity’s models and she trying to plan her dream wedding, only problem is her parents refuse to be in the same room as the other. As hijinks ensure in a wonderfully exotic setting, this fast paced plot keeps readers on their toes with lots of intriguing events and emotional turbulence that ensures that readers are rooting for those Christmas miracles for Felicity and Nell. Added suspense comes from Felicity’s career as a prestigious bridal salon is interested in her designs and she meets a Doctor that is a knight in shining armor, at least he is for Felicity. Meanwhile, Nell’s parents have both joined Nell in St. Moritz for the fashion show and Nell has to keep them apart. The story is a delightfully charming read that causes some chuckling and some feel good emotions in readers and the Felicity’s romance is a bit different and doesn’t turn out the way most readers would expect.

 

 

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Anita Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing program. She is the author of MONARCH BEACH, MARKET STREET, LAKE COMO, FRENCH COAST, ROME IN LOVE, ISLAND IN THE SEA, SANTORINI SUNSETS, CHRISTMAS IN PARIS, WHITE SAND, BLUE SEA, EMERALD COAST, CHRISTMAS IN LONDON and CALIFORNIA SUMMER published by St. Martin's Press.

 

website - http://www.anitahughesbooks.com/

 

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Release Day Review! Sentinel of Darkness (Darkness #8) Katie Reus!

 

 

She thought she’d put her past behind her…

 

Local artist Keva might be human, but she knows about the things that go bump in the night. Years ago, a dragon shifter saved her from certain death. Ever since, she’s lived in his clan’s territory and put her life back together. But the feeling of security is only an illusion, because her past has come back to haunt her. A past with claws and fangs, demanding blood.

 

He’ll do whatever it takes to defend his mate…

 

Dagen has finally met his mate—except he insults her the first time they meet. He’s not too proud to grovel to get back into her good graces. But when a threat from her past emerges, he realizes that he’ll do anything to keep her safe. Even if it means dying—or losing her forever.

 

Length: 30,000 words

 

Author note: This is a stand-alone story in the Darkness series complete with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

 


The Darkness continues to pull reader into a fascinating world full of wonderful, bold and sexy characters with its newest addition, Sentinel of Darkness. Keva is a local artist with a troubled past involving shifters and Dagen has finally met his mate, except he insults her the first time they meet. Keva and Dagen’s romance starts off on a slippery slope full of emotional turmoil and sizzling chemistry, but their attraction is irresistible and the passion erupts in fiery explosive passion that singes readers with every page.

 

The plot is fast paced, smooth flowing and full of danger and excitement as Keva’s past catches up to her and its demanding her blood. Dagen will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means dying and readers can’t help but become ensnared in the story as they hold their breath awaiting the outcome of this thrilling predicament. This is a standalone story in the Darkness series, a well-developed world that is full of mesmerizing dragons and wolves, a world that readers find as thrilling as it is sexy.

 

 

 

Author's Book Page -


https://katiereus.com/books/sentinel-of-darkness-darkness-series-book-8/

 

 

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Sentinel of Darkness is the 8th book in the Darkness series -

 

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Author - https://katiereus.com/series/darkness-series/

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FQWTDH2?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

Includes:

 

1. Darkness Awakened
2. Taste of Darkness
3. Beyond the Darkness
4. Hunted by Darkness
5. Into the Darkness
6. Saved by Darkness
7. Guardian of Darkness
8. Sentinel of Darkness

 

 

#8.5 (#9 on Goodreads) A Very Dragon Christmas is coming November 6, 2018!

 

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Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.


Website - http://www.katiereus.com/

 

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REVIEW BY MERISSA - Queen Wolf (Triad Mates #1) by Erin M. Leaf

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Queen Wolf is the first book in the Triad Mates series, and we start off with a boom! Quite specifically, the boom that follows something being set alight. Avery has decided to burn her ex's old porn magazines, and takes great delight in doing so. Although part of a pack, Avery doesn't feel like she belongs, for a number of reasons. However, times are a-changing for the pack, and that has a major impact on Avery and her life too.

I love Erin M. Leaf's books, and always look forward to reading them. This book was no different. We have wolves, we have a triad, and we have sneaky stuff going on that is causing trouble for them all. What could be better?

First books in a new series can always be tricky. It's hard getting the world building just right without info-dumping on the poor reader. However, this is set in 'our' world, which means the author has been able to concentrate on the pack and how it works, including the problems it now finds itself with.

I loved the world building in this book, and that, coupled with strong characters and no editing or grammatical errors, means I thoroughly enjoyed this story and can't wait for the next book in the series. Absolutely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa
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Whisk'er Away by Gwen Knight

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Whisk’er Away, a standalone Paranormal shifter Romance by Gwen Knight is NOW LIVE!

 
  Kendra Daye once had everything she desired: a pack she cherished and a mate she adored. But when a new up-and-coming alpha challenges her husband—and wins—her perfect world shatters. One year later, Kendra is still haunted by the memory of her dead husband and their life together. So, when her sister suggests a vacation, she agrees. A shifter cruise sounds like the perfect escape from her grief...until she meets Leo, a sexy lion shifter who makes her heart beat again. But Kendra can't outrun her past—no matter how desperate she is to find a new future. Leo "don't-call-me-Leopold-cuz-I'll-punch-you-in-the-face" Clapak is determined to enjoy his last vacation before taking over the pride. A week of booze, women, and sun sounds like the perfect way to ring in his new life of paperwork, responsibility, and—oh, right—fending off unwanted arranged marriages. But when he meets Kendra, his priorities shift. Someone needs to remind this sassy werewolf that life is worth living. He just needs to show her that he's the right man for the job, because Kendra's wolf sure makes him want to learn to howl.    

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About Gwen Knight

USA Today Bestselling author, Gwen Knight, started writing at a young age when the monsters became more interesting than scary. From werewolves and vampires to elves and magical realms, she enjoys writing in all genres, so long as a little love can be sprinkled in. Gwen lives in Alberta with her husband, cat, and collie who loves to play in the snow. A hybrid author, Gwen publishes both traditionally and independently. If books centered on alpha werewolves, vampires, and necromancers (oh, my) bring you hours of pleasure, check out her books page, and sign up for her newsletter to receive exclusive releases, updates, and giveaways.
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Blog Tour with Excerpt, Giveaway & Review! Bad Blood (Bad Duology #1) Shyla Colt!

 

 

Bad Blood
Bad Duology
Book One
Shyla Colt
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Date of Publication: 9/28
ASIN: B07G6TPBZ4
Number of pages: 230
Word Count: 53,317
Cover Artist: Dreams 2 Media

Tagline: He saved her life, and stole her Freedom

 

 

Book Description:

 

A reluctant knight

 

A magical descendant

 

A race against time

 

A freak accident thrusts Nakeeta Alva into a dangerous world of secrets, ancient spells, and a legacy she never wanted. The last in a magical line, she’s tasked with restoring the balance to a supernatural world poised for ruin.

 

Tasked with the care of their savior, Crewe’s main focus is survival. Used to giving orders, the knight isn’t prepared for the sassy witch’s mouth or her lure. The powerful woman reminded him of his humanity and challenged his beliefs.

Keeping her safe is his mission, but the real danger may be losing his heart.

Together, they will save the world … or die trying.

 

 

The first book in the Bad duology is a thrilling supernatural read. Keeta and Crewe easily draw readers into their story where readers find themselves engrossed in a fast paced plot that is full of intriguing elements and a world that is different from most other books.

 

The romance is full of suspense, action and passion as Crewe sets out to train Keeta for the part she plays in a prophecy to restore balance to the new world that she has been thrust into. The attraction that they try to deny steadily grows the more connected they become but both are a bit unsure where it will lead which keeps the emotional turmoil high as it piles onto the danger they face, the secrets that are revealed and a legacy that Keeta never wanted. There is never a dull moment to be found throughout the story as it starts off with adrenaline filled event and continues with lots of action and suspenseful events as their enemies try to stop them and betrayals and surprises keep the couple on their toes. The story concludes with a very exhilarating battle but readers should know that it doesn’t end there as the battle will continue in the next book where the characters set off to find the others that involved in the restoring the balance and I am looking forward to finding out what happens next.

 

 


Author’s Book Page – http://www.shylacolt.net/bad-blood

 


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Bad Blood is the first book in the Bad Duology!

 

Bad Moon coming soon

 

 

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The crack of thunder, proceeded by a bright flash of lighting, drew her attention from the words that swam on the yellowed pages in front of her. Her skin prickled. Hairs begin to rise, and she shifted in her seat. “This storm is wrong.” She whispered. There was power building up behind the weather or perhaps causing it.

 

She stood and walked from the table, pressing her nose to the cold glass like a child. “Who knows we’re here?” Nervous energy added to her anxiety. Clouds raced over the sky, blocking out the full moon. A slash of lighting exploded, turning the clouds an eerie neon green. Swirling fog crept over the grounds.

 

“Wrong in what way?” Crewe joined her to watch the abnormal display.

 

“It’s unnatural? Can’t you feel it?” She opened their link, letting her emotions bleed into his.

 

He tensed. “Are we under attack?”

 

“I’m not sure.” The words felt like a lie. People didn’t work this kind of magic for shits and giggles.

 

“I’m not taking a chance. Let’s get to a more secure location.”

 

She smiled sadly. “There’s no place you can hide from magic. It’s specific like that. Standing your ground, and hoping you have enough magic to equal or overpower the other person is all you have. Focus. This is no novice.” Lighting struck the ground close to the castle. She twitched. It struck again closer, turning up the ground. A wind tunnel began to form. The base as dark as night.

 

“They’re calling me out.”

 

“Who?”

 

The evil feeling of black magic crawled up her spine. She knew the signature well.

“Genevieve. The Priestess.”

 

“Can you defeat her?”

 

“Before? No. Now.” She shrugged. “It’s hard to say. Why are you looking for me?”

 

“She must know who you truly are.”

 

“If she did. She never would’ve let me go.” She rubbed her arms to counter the chill setting in.

 

“How did you escape her the first time?”

 

She bowed her head. “I found a suitable replacement. I seduced a witch with latent powers, gave her a place to belong, and showed her all the pretty things that came along with the coven. Once, she was hooked, I was freed.” Her throat swelled. “I’m not proud of what I did—.”

 

“But we all do what we must to survive.”

 

Saline blurred her vision as she nodded. A boom went off directly above the house. The rumble seemed to shake the ground.

 

“She won’t stop.”

 

“You can’t mean to go out there.”

 

“I have to.” Her gut pulled her toward the front door. She turned, and the hem of her deep pink dress skimmed her toes. Better to remain barefoot, so she could tap into the earth's energy. Unlike tears before, she felt no fear. Calm descended over her as she made the long trek through the castle at a leisurely pace. Let her wait.

She no longer owns you. The voice inside enhanced her confidence and helped snap the lingering chains that held her tight to the way things once were. Once you’d given your submission to a person, it was hard as hell to take it back completely.

 

Crewe trailed behind her, brooding and apprehensive. It wasn’t in his blood to remain on the sidelines. He wanted to be in the thick of it, defending her. Her heart swelled. They reached the front door, and she turned to face him. Placing her hands on his chest, she looked up. “I know you’ll want to help, but this fight is mine.”

 

“If you’re hurt—.”

 

“All I’m asking you to do is be backup. Not the front line.”

 

His jaw clenched, and he nodded. He brought his hand up to his wrist, sank his fangs in and brought it to her lips. “Drink.”

 

She latched on to the sweet nectar and sucked it down in greedy mouthfuls. His power charged her like a battery. The wound healed and she pulled back, licking her lips. Centering herself, she used her power to push the heavy door open and stepped into the howling winds, head held high. Her feet padded along the wet stone as she moved toward the grassy knoll where a figure stood in a black dress, shrouded by darkness. She knew all the intimidation tactics, so she dismissed them. Genevie might be using the same old tricks, but she had a new bag of them to unleash.

 

Shield lifted, she flinched at the lighting strikes raining down on either side of her. The ground shook under the onslaught. She stumbled as the earth rocked, but never fell. Using her newly gained speed, would be giving away her hand. For now, she’d play the role to gather as much information as possible. Genevie threw back her hood and scowled. Her slender oval-shaped face was every bit as flawless as she remembered. No wrinkle dare mare her forehead or around her deepest black eyes. Full lips painted black turned down. Her eyebrows drew together as she looked at her with disgust.

 

“What do you want Genevie? Our business was concluded long ago.”

 

“And yet, I hear you of all the beings on this planet are the key to a revolution. I knew I shouldn’t have let you go. Of course, once I have your blood, there’s nowhere you could hide that I wouldn’t find you.”

 

“Here I stand in plain sight.” Keeta held up her arms.

 

“Do you think your vampire will help you?”

 

She smirked. “I don’t need him.”

 

Genevie blinked. “Bold. Have you forgotten who I am?”

 

“No. I’ve discovered who I am.”

 

“This is our chance to rule. The vampires are unstable. Soon the wolves will turn on one another to determine pack hierarchy. It’s the opening we’ve been waiting for. Humans will be the ones to hide in the shadows.”

 

“And you think witches, who mostly strive to keep the balance will be on board for this? The darkness needs the light to exist. What do you suppose would happen if you removed one?”

 


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ABOUT SHYLA COLT:

 

Shyla Colt is the sassy USA Today Bestselling author of the popular series Kings of Chaos and Dueling Devils M.C. This genre-hoppers stories feature three of her favorite things: strong females, pop culture, and alternate routes to happy ever after. Listening to her Romani soul, she pens from the heart, allowing the dynamic characters, eccentric interests, and travels as a former flight attendant to take her down untraveled roads.

 

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, this mid-west girl is proud of her roots. She used her hometown and the surrounding areas as a backdrop for a number of books. So, if you're a Buckeye, keep an eye out for familiar places.

 

As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there's never a dull moment in her household.

 

She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company.

 


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