Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~*~ Always & Forever by Shae Shannon

Book 1: The Beginning of Eternity
The most exciting event of Chloe Kent’s life had been opening a coffee shop with her best friend Amy. Amy, who has wild and colorful sexual encounters regularly, finds it her duty to change her obsolete love life. One girls' night out turns Chloe’s ordinary life upside down. When she runs into the man of her dreams, her libido goes into overdrive. She has finally found someone that is a hot, mouthwatering, pantie-twisting party of orgasms wrapped up in a sexy hunk of a man who just happens to be a vampire. Just when things start to heat up, someone wants to sacrifice her. Freakin’ figures. Gabriel Jacobs has been waiting centuries for his one and only mate. He must work to capture her heart, while protecting her from an ancient evil vampire with a self-made Frankenstein army. With his growing need to claim and protect her, their destiny is on the line. Can this be their beginning of eternity?

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Book 2: Always and Forever
An alpha wolf, and an alpha panther—both of which are hot, sexy, brick walls of ooh-la-la wrapped up in "yes please, give me more"—decide to pursue Giselle Shalay, things explode in a supernova of desire and need. She is torn between what her body craves and what her mind protests. She is a free-spirited, independent witch who could never succumb to the role of an obedient, mindless, submissive wife. Aiden Grey refuses to share Giselle, whether Brandon Knight is meant to mate her or not. Brandon tries to show him reason, but any discussions end up in blows. When push comes to shove, he turns to his pack and declares war against the panthers in a fight to win her hand. Can they come to terms with what fate has dealt and work together in convincing Giselle that her place is with them, or will egos and misconceived ideas keep destiny from joining their hearts forever?

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Excerpt ~*~
“What the hell is going on, Dad? Why are you locking me in here! Open the damn door! I am the alpha! I demand subordination now!” His voice rumbled a deep, loud, booming echo that bounced through the tight space. Power rolled off of him as his alpha cat stepped from the shadows and threatened to take over.

His dad’s muffled voice came through the iron door. “We have been in a meeting with Hunter, the beta of the wolves, all morning. We have come to a better solution to this problem. You two will stay in there until you figure this out. If she is meant to mate you both, then work it out. Do not make her choose, for it will only break her heart.” And with that, he walked away.

“This is your fucking fault! I should rip your throat out right now!” Aiden inflated like a pissed-off puffer fish.

“My fault? If you recall, you’re the stupid fuck that declared war because your momma never taught you to share. We are here because our betas saw the immature destruction you were willing to sacrifice. Stop acting like a damn caveman.” Irritation sharpened the words as he spoke.

4 Star Review ~*~

Always & Forever by Shae Shannon is one hot page turner.  The details and storyline are amazing.  She is truly a gifted writer that I hope to read more of in the future!

Picture two Alpha Males ~ one wolf, one panther ~ and one witch who is happy just living her life.  Now you have the making of the perfect storm . . . The three characters are combustible yet all have enough character development that you get to root for your man of choice, or maybe both, and really get to understand and appreciate Giselle's dilemma.

There is drama, laughter, super hot pairings and even babies to oooh and ahh over!   Always and Forever has a little bit of everything for everyone.  Highly recommend you check it out!

Author Info ~*~
Shae Shannon was born in California where she lived until the age of 13. Her family decided to uproot and move to a small town in Oklahoma. It was fate, Karma, or coincidence that had put both Shae and her future husband on the paths of destiny and love. She spotted him in the back of a pickup truck while cruising town, his hot sexiness capturing her attention and her heart. One introduction later and she knew that he was her soul mate. Dustin was also from California, and had grown up only 30 miles from her.

After marriage, Dustin joined the Army. They spent 9 years in northern New York and 4 years in Georgia. He served 3 tours overseas, and numerous stateside training exercises. It was during the long, stressful, lonesome deployments that Shae found she could escape into imagination and majestically teleport into juicy books. Her most prized gift came in the form of a kindle, sent from her husband in Iraq. She quickly filled her digital library, and adds to it every week.

They are blessed with three kids ages 16, 10, and 5. Two dogs, a hamster, and a fish make for a chaotic crazy daily routine that Shae handles like a pro, and with a lot of humor.

Needing to branch out more, Shae picked up her laptop and began to write, allowing her boisterous imagination to fly. After what seemed like an eternity, she finally created her first novel that soon became published by Siren Publishing. She was finally on the path of her dreams of becoming an author.

Shae currently lives Oklahoma, where the tea is sweet, the grass is green, and people still say ma’am and thank you. Every summer, they load up the family and head for the lake for swimming and fishing. There is not a water park or swimming pool in the world that could ever compare to a rope swing and a floaty. The only thing that will change is that Shae will be scribbling and writing as she floats on the water and works on her tan.

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  1. Thank you so much for having me and for the amazing review. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing. I have added Shae's books to my TBR. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Best of luck and I hope you win! Thank you for reading! <3

  4. Thanks for the giveaway and definitely will add these to my TBR! :)