Saturday, August 31, 2013

Excerpt & Giveaway ~*~ Darkest Dawn by E.I. Jennings


The day has finally arrived...welcome everyone to Darkest Dawn and the darkness...



Book – Darkest Dawn – Book Two in The Jessica Dawn Series
Author – E.I Jennings
Genre – Paranormal Erotica
Release Date – 31st August 2013

Book Synopsis
The Darkest Days are finally upon us and the Daughters of Eve shall rise again. 

Jess sacrificed herself for the people she loved but she now has to pay the consequences for her actions because something dark is coming and it is heading straight for her. She really did not think her life could get any more complicated but when another tall dark stranger walks back into her life she realises she has a decision to make. All she wants is for everyone to leave her alone and let her live the life she thought she once had but things are getting out of control fast. The love she has for Reuban can only ground her for so long and her anger is beginning to spiral out of control. If she tells him how she really feels she could lose him forever or get him killed and that is a risk she could never forgive herself for. 

The Council have accepted her for what she is but has she? There is a huge possibility everyone she loves is going to die if she stays, but if she walks away she will have to leave the love of her life behind and that would rip her soul apart.

The only way out is to work with the one person she hates more than anything in this world and that was going to take a lot of self-restraint if she was going to get through this nightmare without killing him.

Reuban can see the torment within Jess and it is breaking his heart. He would do anything to ease her pain even if it meant letting her walk away, destroying him in the process. His only hope is to seek guidance from Brigate and finally understand the true meaning of Megan's Prophecy. It started with a Prophecy and it is there he will find the truth and it is a secret that could tear the Council to pieces.

A fractured alliance will be formed again with a new generation of warriors and Jess is at its centre. The war is about to begin and a destiny will finally be fulfilled!


Buy Links ~*~
Amazon   ~  Amazon UK



Author Bio
E.I Jennings lives in Derbyshire in the UK with her husband and two black cats.  She has always had a keen interest in writing and a vivid imagination.  At the age of 16 she wrote my first romance short story as a hobby and never thought about publishing.  After a few jobs E.I Jennings re-evaluated her life and has become an author full time specializing in Paranormal Romance Erotica.  Her first novel Rising Dawn was quickly followed by the novella Burning Desire; Juliet's Story.  E.I Jennings is currently working on the next installment in the Jessica Dawn Series and is hoping to release more in the near future.  Each book are testament that through hard work, imagination and a little help from friends anything is possible and dreams can happen. 



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Other books in the series:


Rising Dawn – Book One in The Jessica Dawn Series - Amazon.co.uk  Amazon.com
Burning Desire – A Jessica Dawn Novella - Amazon.co.uk  Amazon.com
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Death & Maria…

I stood staring through the glass partition when I saw that ginger Empath look up and storm in my direction.  I rolled my eyes and sighed.  Why did I always have to receive abuse from women?  Civilisations had bowed down to me in fear and now I couldn’t even scare a stupid Empath!
“What the hell do you think you’re doin?”  She was stood in my way with her hand on her hips and it was taking all of my self-control not to move her out of the way.  Jess was obviously feeling elated because her wings were fully outstretched,
“I’M GOING TO SEE MY DAUGHTER, NOT THAT IT’S ANY OF YOUR BUSINESS!” I frowned,
“And you can cut that out right now!”  And now the silly woman was pouting and tapping her foot.  This will not do at all!
“DO YOU NOT KNOW WHO I AM YOU SILLY CREATURE?” I bellowed.  That should have scared her but I watched in amazement when she looped her arm in mine and turned us around.  I found myself looking over my shoulder at Jess kissing her wolf while I was being manhandled by a woman,
“Yadda, yadda, yadda, I know exactly who you are and if you call me a stupid ginger Empath once more I’m slapping your face.  Oh and you can pack that stupid voice in as well.  It doesn’t work on me when Jess does it and it sure as hell won’t work coming from Death, so you can just stop it!”
“HOW DARE YOU SPEAK…”
“Seriously!  When was the last time you spoke normal?  I’m betting you didn’t speak to Eve like that, in fact I bet you were all hearts and flowers before you knocked her up?” she interrupted.  If she wasn’t careful I would judge her right here.  How dare she speak to me in this manner!
“HOW…”  Heavens above, she was interrupting me again!  She stopped and stood in front of me placing her hand on my arm,
“Look cut the crap!  I can feel how worried you are for Jess so be her father for once and not a ‘know it all’ celestial being.  Her voice scares the shit out of her and I’m guessing you had a hand in saving her again so please try and be normal for her.”
“LOOK…” I coughed.  I couldn’t believe a stupid ginger Empath was making me change my voice but here I was doing just that, “…she is my daughter and I couldn’t let her die so I helped her along a little.  Not that it’s any of your business might I add!” I sighed,
“The name is Maria by the way, NOT the stupid ginger Empath!  Jess is ok but she will need time to come to terms with the fact you’re here.  When Eve died it destroyed her and she’s felt alone ever since.  Deep down she doesn’t even hate you, she regrets not knowing you and so barging in there isn’t going to do you any good.  I have no idea what you’re doing here because Jess isn’t ready and you have incredibly shit timing!” she pouted,
“I am here to protect my daughter from the approaching darkness and if I go back now Evelyn will have my balls!”  I seemed to have an uncontrollable urge to talk to this woman and it was annoying.
“Excuse me, Evelyn?” she questioned looking puzzled.  Of course, she wouldn’t know Evelyn was in the mists with me,
“Yes Evelyn, my wife and Jess’ mother.  She would not be pleased if I simply ran back home without trying to help our daughter!” I scowled,
“Eve is with you?” she said astonished,
“Yes.  Has anyone told you that you’re nosey for a crossbreed?” I said raising an eyebrow,
“But she died?”
“Yes indeed she did!”  Maria was starting to try my patience,
“And you didn’t judge her?”  Her voice was sounding an octave higher probably from the shock,
“It was not my place to!”
“Because she was your wife?”
“ENOUGH WITH THE QUESTIONS!  EVELYN IS NOT YOUR CONCERN AND NEITHER IS JESS.  IF YOU DO NOT STEP OUT OF MY WAY I WILL SMITE YOU!” I bellowed shacking the light fittings.  I stood in absolute horror when the stupid ginger Empath started laughing,
“Oh...sorry…wait…can’t breathe…oh God…smite!” she snorted and I raised an eyebrow.  It was no wonder Bunny and Jess liked this woman because she was insane,
“Will you stop laughing?”  Even I was starting to smile,


“I swear if you call me a stupid ginger Empath once more…I mean it!  You know Eve was my friend and it was my job to protect her.  I’m now friends with Jess and if you think I’m gonna let you stroll in there and upset her after she’s been asleep for six weeks you really have another thing coming!  You may be a scary Archangel but you’re also a father and it’s about time you stepped up to your responsibilities.  I promise you that once she is a little more stable I will take great pleasure in introducing you but for now just let her have a little time with the man she loves, please.”


Friday, August 30, 2013

Excerpt & Giveaway ~*~ Lovers Unchained by Siren Allen



Title – Lovers Unchained
Series – Curse of the Dark Witch
Author – Siren Allen
Genre – Erotica, Paranormal
Publication Date – August 15, 2013
Publisher – Torrid Books http://www.torridbooks.com/
Cover Artist – Gemini Judston - http://www.geminijudson.com/Gemini/Welcome.html 

Book Blurb/Synopsis
A Cursed Demon
Twenty years ago Jude made a huge mistake resulting in him and four of his best friends being cursed by the Dark Witch. For twenty years he has searched for his mate-the only being able to break the curse placed upon him. Until he finds her he will not be able to release the pent up sexual energy that is driving him insane. On his journey to find his mate he is captured and held prisoner by Lana, a vicious vampiress.

A Sex Crazed Vampiress
Lana is intrigued by Jude's ability to resist making love to her. She doesn't know of the curse placed upon him years ago. No matter how hard she tries to seduce him she always fails. His life means nothing to her and she is ready to end his existence, but first she must know what prevents him from succumbing to her seduction. She wonders if it's her or if Jude is like this with all women. To test her theory Lana places one of her female prisoners, Carissa, and Jude together. To her dismay, sparks ignite between the two captives.

A Witch on a Mission
Carissa is searching for her friend who is rumored to have been captured my Lana and her men. She doesn’t plan on finding love but she can’t resist the attraction she feels for her fellow captive, Jude. She senses the desire raging through him and yearns to ease the tension coursing through his muscled body. However, their lust for one another angers Lana and can only lead to one thing…death for both her and Jude.

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Now that Jude has found his mate he must get them both to safety before Lana destroys them.

Will Jude lose his mate so soon after finding her or will they escape Lana's wrath and form a bond so strong nothing and no one can break it?

Buy Links ~*~
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Excerpt ~*~
Lana straddled him. She ran her hands up his chest.

Jude kept his eyes closed. “Why didn’t you teleport in?”

“I was trying to be polite.” She licked his nipple. Between her legs, she felt his cock jerk and felt his hardness through her leather suit. She wanted him badly; more importantly, she wanted him to want her. He was an obsession she couldn’t get rid of; a puzzle she couldn’t figure out.

Lana ground her sex against his, drawing a moan from both of their throats.

“I have some friends I want you to meet,” she whispered. She pulled back a little and watched for his reaction. Unfortunately, all he did was yawn; he didn’t even open his eyes.

“Aren’t you a little curious as to who I want you to meet?” Once again, he ignored her. His nonchalance only made her want him more. Every time he ignored her, or pretended to not want her, it only made her work harder to please him and make him want her. Every prisoner she owned would give their last breath to have her show them the amount of attention she wasted on Jude.

Lana licked his nipple again. She refused to give up; defeat was not a feeling she was accustomed to. She placed soft kisses from his nipple up to his neck, and then nibbled along his jaw line. She tried to kiss his lips, but he turned his head causing her to kiss his cheek instead. Lana hissed in frustration.

She was tired of playing games with him. When she told her brother about all the problems this slave was giving her, he asked to borrow Jude for a month to train him, but Lana said no. She wanted to be the one to break him. She gave him plenty of chances to give in to her demands. If she couldn’t have him by choice, she would have him by force.

Without warning, Lana teleported Jude to her bedroom, where they landed on her bed; she quickly climbed off of him.


“Handcuff him to the bed,” she said to her servants waiting in the shadows. She was tired of playing nice. It was time for her to be the bitch he thought she was.

AUTHOR BIO:
Hi, my name is Siren Allen. I’m a writer and lover of all things erotic and romantic. I reside in southern Mississippi where I write steamy romances that are guaranteed to make you blush. When I’m not listening to the characters in my head and jotting down their adventures, I am busy working as a Clinical Laboratory Technician.

I love to travel, preferably with my husband, so he can do all of the driving. I enjoy time with my family, who are just as silly as I am. I have no children…yet, wish me luck! My hobbies are reading, writing and shopping, though I hate trying on clothing. If I wasn’t a writer or a Laboratory Professional, I would probably be a Secret Agent. But that’s the beauty of being a writer; you can create your own world and be whoever you want to be. In my imaginary world, I am Queen and my siblings are my minions.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~*~ Destination Wedding by Robyn Neeley



Blurb
Wedding planner Kate Ashby’s fear of flying is eased by a sexy stranger and one slow lip lock that rockets her into another orbit.

CEO Luke Cannon has just traded seats with his identical twin. Little did he know that an innocent kiss while pretending he was his brother would soon create havoc.

What happens in the air doesn’t stay up there. Once on tropical land, Kate believes that the handsome stranger who gave her the best kiss of her life is now her new client, Drew Cannon, fiancĂ© to the beautiful and wealthy Lauren Kincaid. While Kate struggles with the intense feelings she thinks she has for Drew, Luke discovers Kate’s been hired to plan his brother’s destination wedding. He also realizes the initial sparks they shared 30,000 feet up are now mistakenly aimed at Drew.

Can Luke get Kate to realize that the feelings she has are for him? He’s got forty-eight hours in paradise to try.

Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Buy Links
Amazon  ~  iTunes  ~ Kobo
4 Star Review ~*~
Destination Wedding is a really cute story that takes you a unique journey with Kate and Luke. I could easily see these characters portrayed on film and listening to an audience laugh, groan, and sign at the trials and tribulations of not only Kate & Luke, but the supporting cast is just as great.

Kate and Luke meet by chance and with a little dishonesty to start them out.  Which instead of coming clean about, things just build and build until trouble is the only left to have happen!  There is action abound as Kate tries to plan a very expensive and elaborate wedding within three weeks at a destination location in Hawaii.

If you are looking for something fun, sweet, cute, romantic and full of laughter. Pick up Destination Wedding and let yourself get lost for awhile.  It's worth it!!


Author Bio
Robyn Neeley is an East Coaster who loves to explore new places; watches way more reality TV than she cares to admit; can’t live without Dunkin Donuts coffee and has never met a cookie she didn’t like. If you have a must read romance suggestion or a fabulous cookie recipe, she wants to know. Visit her at robynneeley.com

Website – http://robynneeley.com
Twitter – @robynneeley
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/robyn.neeley.1


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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Labor Day Sale & Giveaway



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Labor Day is fast approaching; a day that we take the time to recognize the economic and social contributions of hard working Americans! Many of us take the long weekend to barbeque, rest and relax and maybe even catch up on our sleep.
But if you’re a true bibliophile, you are probably bypassing all of that in hopes of getting in some valuable reading time! This week, discovering new authors and taking advantage of their marked down titles can earn you entries toward a Kindle Fire or Nook HD, winner’s choice!
With a diverse selection of books including Young Adult, New Adult, Romance, and Erotic Romance, you’re sure to find some awesome reads for the upcoming holiday weekend!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~*~ Arrested by Love by Virna DePaul


Blurb ~*~

In the steamy world of bestselling romance author Virna DePaul, there are bad boys and good girls on both sides of the law. And when they mix, it’s always an explosive combination. Now the three novellas of her contemporary Red-Hot Cops series are available together in this eBook anthology:

COPPING TO IT
Though Claire Fullerton, a respected journalist, isn’t afraid to walk on the wild side, she’s terrified that unleashing her inner vixen will expose her to getting hurt. But when Claire is captured by a notorious gang of bikers, she recognizes a friendly face from her darkest fantasies: undercover cop Ty Williamson, who has managed to infiltrate the gang to bring them down from the inside. Now Ty’s determined to bind Claire to him and prove that he wants all of her: the good with the bad. In fact, the badder she is, the better they’ll be—together.

COP APPEAL
People used to call her Sure-Thing-Sarah, but the only thing Sarah Larson’s sure about these days is the torch she’s carried for undercover cop Luke Anderson. Four years ago, Sarah made the biggest mistake of her life: leaving Luke to marry another cop. Now, a year after her divorce, Luke’s back in her life—ready to convince Sarah that he’s the one when it comes to love. But Sarah has a big fear—that her dangerously possessive ex-husband is out to make sure that her second chance at happiness is destroyed forever.

COPPING ATTITUDE
As a former centerfold, Jenna Mills is a pro at deflecting male attention, and with good reason. A painful past has made her mistrustful of all men—and hell-bent on getting revenge on one in particular. But first she needs help overcoming her fear of physical intimacy. And honorable cop Noah James might just be the perfect place to start. Noah’s used to making a woman feel safe, in bed and out. But when Jenna makes him an indecent proposal, Noah’s willing to give her everything she’s asking for . . . and more.

Arrested by Love is erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Buy Links
Amazon   ~  B&N   ~    iTunes


4 Star Review ~*~ 
Arrested by Love is comprised of three novella's ~ shorter stories ~ with interwoven characters. The relationships developed are good and strongly written. There does feel like a lack of closure with at least a couple of the stories.  Since there is drama with the characters as the deal with other issues on top of the relationships, I really felt a little let down that some of that drama wasn't closed or closed just too easily ~ and the drama doesn't carry from one book to the next. 

Overall, Arrested by Love is an enjoyable group of stories that is sexy, hot, and full of promise.  Who doesn't love Men in Uniform!!  Each story is full of erotica that is well written and well timed.  Ms. DePaul really knows how to steam things up!!  There is a little of everything in these three stories from menage to toys.  Grab it and enjoy this hot, quick, summer read!!


~*~I received my copy from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest review.


Author Info
Virna DePaul is a former criminal prosecutor and national bestselling author of paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. She writes for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, HQN, and Random House. In her off hours, she loves broadway musicals, spending time with her family and friends, and connecting with other romance readers.

Author Links
http://www.virnadepaul.com/
https://www.facebook.com/virna.depaul
https://twitter.com/virnadepaul
http://www.amazon.com/Virna-DePaul/e/B00457R822/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
https://www.facebook.com/booksthatrock





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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Excerpt & Giveaway ~*~ The Georgia Corbin Portfolio by Kara Leigh Miller




Kara Leigh Miller- The Georgia Corbin Portfolio
Title: The Georgia Corbin
Genre: Contemporary Romance, YA Romance
Flame rating: Flickering

Released: 6/10/2013
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Word count: 265 pages

Blurb:
Ali Philips never thought anything could be more devastating than the day Levi and Tucker Corbin, her two best friends—her only friends—moved away. Three years passed without a single phone call, text message, or email from them and she’s resolved to the fact that she will probably never see them again. Until one morning when she comes face-to-face with Levi Corbin in physics class.

Little does she know, the Corbins have returned to Haldeen with only one thing on their minds: winning Ali’s heart. Ali soon finds herself in the middle of a love triangle she doesn’t want any part of. As she tries to reclaim the friendships she’s lost and to adjust to the unfamiliar feelings she’s having, she struggles with making the one decision that will forever change their lives: Levi or Tucker Corbin?

She’s always had a special bond with Tucker and feels most comfortable when she’s with him. But Levi brings her to life in a way she didn’t think was possible and makes her feel things she didn’t think she would ever feel. Torn between the two, Ali is certain of only one thing–by the time it’s over, she’ll lose one of her best friends.

Excerpt From Chapter Five: (Ali's POV)
The second bell rang, and Mr. Palmer cleared his throat. That meant class had officially started. We were reading and discussing The Grapes of Wrath. I'd enjoyed the book, but talking about it for almost two weeks straight was killing whatever pleasure I'd gotten from reading it. Now I was just plain bored. I took out my notebook and began to doodle. Hearts within hearts, curly lines, balloons, and then I started to do something I didn't think I'd ever do: I wrote Mrs. Ali Corbin. I liked the looks of that.

Hmm, the question remained, which Corbin brother did I marry? I drew two more hearts and wrote Ali and Levi in the center of one, and Ali and Tucker in the other. My eyes focused on one specific heart, and a small smile formed on my lips. When did I become such a girl?


My smile faded when the reality of what I'd just done settled in. I was not seriously sitting there daydreaming about marrying one of the Corbins, was I? We were best friends. I wasn't supposed to think of them in that way. Yet, I couldn't stop. They were each sexy in their own ways, and that combined with the fact that they were my best friends—that we knew each other better than anyone else ever would — made them completely irresistible. I dropped my head onto the desk. I was in so much trouble.

Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVbt8RA9FU4

Bio:
Born and raised in the small town of Mexico, New York, Kara was an only child who was forced to find ways to entertain herself. Playing make believe with her Barbie dolls and stuffed animals was her first real taste of storytelling before she became old enough to develop a love affair with the written word.

In early 2010, Kara picked up her very first erotic romance novel, and she was instantly hooked. She loves to write contemporary romance, erotica, and young adult romance. Currently she has several full-length novels in the works, a series of novellas, and a handful of short stories. Kara is an active member of the CNY Writers Haven, the Romance Writers of America, and the CNY Romance Writers. Today, Kara resides in New Haven, New York with her husband, five kids, and three cats. When she's not reading or writing, she's thinking about reading and writing. And when she's not doing that, she's spending time with her family and friends.

      http://cnywritershaven.blogspot.com/

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Off Topic ~ Thoughts and prayers asked for . . .



Good Morning Everyone!!

I need to go off topic for a minute and ask for you send good thoughts / prayers to a dear family friend and their son.

2 year old Damian was allegedly beaten by his caregiver and has been on life-support since Tuesday. The prognosis is not good and the family could use any positive energy possible sent his way. There is a page for donations because these medical bills and possible funeral costs will destroy this small family.

Because Giveaways garner interest, I will be giving away signed book(s) from my personal pile and/or  $5 book(s) of choice from Amazon ~ The more entries, the more prizes...If I get prize donations, I'll add those as we get more entries...

Rafflecopter is below ~ There are only 2 things to gain entries ~ that will not change no matter who donates prizes - this is not about any of us!

Any Authors interested in Advertising, all advertising fees thru September will be donated to Damian's family...

Readers ...  all money made from affiliate links through 9/30 will also be donated to Damian's family...so if you are thinking of buying anything from Amazon, Smashwords, ARe, Kobo, or iTunes  ~ please use our links!


Physical Donations are being accepted, if you would like to send a care package or check directly to the family please E-Mail us and we will get you the information ... This family hasn't left the hospital in over 70 hours and it's the little things that help in this time of need. Thank you . . .

Please share ~ This poor child needs everything we can send his way.