Thursday, October 3, 2013

Colette by Michelina Vinter




Colette, is an infectiously uplifting escape embodied by a heroine who takes no prisoners and rescues the men in her life. Filled with intrigue and torn loyalties, the author takes us on a whirlwind tour through the times that changed our world forever.

Encountering everything from disillusioned first love to the Gestapo and even a kidnapping plot, Colette’s life proves to be as exciting as it is dramatic. Keeping readers guessing until the last sentence, this captivating novel uses romance, action, and intrigue to draw readers in while showing them something more.


About the book:
Colette by Michelina Vinter
ISBN: 978-0989110204
Publisher: Nathalie Valkov
Date of publish: August 2013
Pages: 242




About the author:
Michelina Vinter is a practicing acupuncturist and herbalist residing in the San Francisco Bay area with her two children, her husband, and a sweet shadow, her son’s Havanese. Possessing a vivid imagination since she was a child, she often was told to get to the point - which led to her career as an acupuncturist. Born in France, she left her family and moved to the United States when she was twelve years old. With firsthand experiences in hard goodbyes and long conversations with her maternal grandmother who was born in 1920, Vinter’s wisdom beyond her years led to a fulfilling writing career covering multiple genres.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

SOMEONE ELSE'S SKY by Christine Wenrick


Links to purchase Someone Else’s Skye in eBook or Paperback: Amazon | Ibookstore (Paperback)| Barnes and Noble (Nook) | Smashwords (All Formats) | Christine's Website

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Kane, Brethren Guardian and one of the few Natural Shape-Shifters left in existence, survived the bloody battle of Brahm Hill but lost two of his closest friends. For all of his good-natured sarcasm and eye-popping good looks, Kane finds himself unable to completely forget about that night, so he seeks comfort in the one thing he is truly good at . . . sex!

This shape-shifting bad boy believes in having a good time—a very good time, usually involving some mingled heavy breathing with a sexy Dhampir in a tiny closet somewhere. But when he’s sent into the freezing tundra of the Northwest Territories to investigate a troublesome supernatural being on the loose, he ends up crossing paths with a woman who almost instantly drives him insane with want . . . because she doesn’t seem to be falling for the shifter’s charms.

It’s completely inexplicable.

Skye Matthews has a job to do, and she needs to be focused on that, not spending all her time rebuffing the advances of this way-too-cocky and handsome stranger. Yet, there is something irresistible about this self-involved playboy that Skye can’t seem to stay away from. And when the unidentified Kane is sent to investigate takes an unnatural interest in her, protecting her becomes the Guardian’s top priority.

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Christine is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:

Tour Grand Prize: Kindle Fire HD & (1) signed copy of Someone Else's Skye

Secondary Prizes: (10) signed copies of Someone Else's Skye for (10) additional winners.

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Someone Else's Skye is technically the first in her new series Men of Brahm Hill, but it is just as much a spin off from her Charmed Trilogy. If you haven't read The Charmed Trilogy I would suggest you get and read that first, it is not necessary to read, understand and enjoy this book, however it will provide you with more background and a greater understanding of the world in which Someone Else's Skye takes place in.

We meet both Kane and Skye in the Charmed Trilogy with Someone Else's Skye we have the opportunity to get to know them better and hear their story. Ms. Wenrick writes a witty, sexy and fascinating story in a world where shifters are on the decline and are warring with one another. Amidst this backdrop we have the love story of Kane and Skye, Kane the playboy who uses sex to forget his sorrows and Skye who has no need for said playboy in her life.

I enjoyed the tie ins to the Charmed Trilogy and I loved the way we get to know each character and their personality as well as some of the reasons behind their flaws. I loved that Skye doesn't fall at Kane's feet like so many other women, that she has her own agenda that comes first.

Someone Else's Skye is the first in a 5 book series and I am looking forward anxiously for the next 4 to come out.


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About the Author:
Christine is a graduate of Washington State University where she received a BA in Interior Design. And true to form of using mostly her ‘right brain’, she splits her time between her commercial design career and her imaginary world of writing. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her Charmed Trilogy. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader because she herself is such a lover of reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Kimberly Derting.

To keep up on all the latest information about Christine and her books, visit her website or you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Dare to Believe by Dana Marie Bell




He'll fulfill her wildest fantasies... but only if she believes.

The Gray Court, Book 1

Leo Dunne has been searching his entire life for the one person born just for him. He finds her working in his own company, but the shy little Ruby Halloway constantly hides from him. He hatches a devilish plot with her best friend to bring her out of her shell, and the result proves her desire is more than a match for his own.

Ruby has had the hots for her boss for some time now, but she knows business and pleasure shouldn't mix. While that can't stop a girl from dreaming, she sticks by her guns and does her best never to be alone with the handsome CEO. Until the company masquerade party, where she discovers a passion with him that leaves a mark on her soul.

A family emergency calls Leo away, and rather than spend one night out of Ruby's arms, he convinces her to go with him. With his brother's life on the line, it's vital she learn how to deal with who, and what, her new lover really is...before it's too late.


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Having met Ms. Bell at the RAW convention I fell in love with her amazing sense of humor. I had to find out if that translated to her writing. I am happy to report that indeed it does. I started with the first book in The Gray Court series Dare to Believe and I am hooked. Ms. Bell will be one of my auto buy authors for here on out.

Dare to Believe introduces us to the Dunne family as well as the world in which they live that includes the courts of the Fae as well as the politics involved in the courts. The world building is seamless with the story and flows naturally and enjoyably.

The love story between Leo and Ruby is fantastic and definitely steamy enough to get your motor going. With Leo being the hot alpha male we love and Ruby being smart but unsure of her own beauty they make a great couple and the humor and witty-ness of the author shine through in the dialog and situations that the couple and the family finds themselves in.

This is a complete story but it does leave the setup open for the coming books and if you are anything like me you will sit down and read the whole series end to end.

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About this author:
Dana Marie Bell wrote her first short story when she was thirteen years old. She attended the High School for Creative and Performing Arts for creative writing, where freedom of expression was the order of the day. When her parents moved out of the city and placed her in a Catholic high school for her senior year she tried desperately to get away, but the nuns held fast, and she graduated with honors despite herself.

Dana has lived primarily in the Northeast (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, to be precise), with a brief stint on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix. She lives with her soul-mate and husband Dusty, their two maniacal children, an evil ice-cream stealing cat and a bull terrier that thinks it’s a Pekinese.

You can learn more about Dana at:

Website
Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads

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The rest of The Gray Court Series:






Saturday, September 28, 2013

I went to the RAW weekend hosted by Lora Leigh

I was so excited to go to my first convention and even more excited that I was going to meet Anna from Reading Between The Lines, but most excited to meet some of my most favorite authors and have the chance to talk with and have books signed by them.

We had a princess party (sorry I forgot my camera for that one), and 80's dance and a pj party (most of the pics are from the pj party just in case you wonder about the pig tails and cupcakes;O) We also had a chance to pick up books and have them signed on the last day. I wore myself out but I had so much fun, and I want to share that with you. What follows are pictures from that weekend. I will mail an stuffed envelope of swag from that event to everyone who comments and tells which of the authors I got my picture taken with is your favorite.
Be sure to leave me your email so I can contact you and find out where to mail the swag. Because of the cost of shipping internationally this if for readers here in the US, I will have to come up with something just for my non US readers soon. Thanks for being the best blog followers around :O)
Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr (and of course me) What a duo these two are. Off to the right you can see Anna trying to sneak out of the shot LOL
Carrie Ann Ryan and me (LOVE her)
Ranae Rose (so cute with her little baby belly), me and Stephanie Julian

Monica Burns an myself (she is such a hoot)

Mari Carr, found out we graduated from high school the same year! WOOT now if that year was oh about 15 years later than it was I would be thrilled LOL :O)

Isabella LaPearl has to be one of the most genuinely nice people I have ever met, an amazing woman no wonder she is such an amazing author.

Shayla Black, thank you for letting us come crash your party. Total fan girl moment for me.

I learned at the convention that two of my auto buy authors are the same amazing woman. Sophie Oak aka Lexi Blake

I also want to mention that I met some amazing women at RAW that were just readers that came to have a good time with the authors. They are amazing women and I hope that I will be able to keep up with them for years to come. Thank you for your friendship.
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Shattered Skies: Fire & Ice by Heather Linn









Title: Shattered Skies: Fire & Ice


Author: Heather Linn


Series: Shattered Skies Saga (#3)


Genre: SciFi/Horror


Publisher: Self Published


Release Date: Estimated Oct 31 2013


Blurb/Synopsis: 


Catalina is forced to fight off her demons alone. There is nothing that Akia can do to help her now. Day by day she is transforming from human to a power that nothing in the universe has ever seen. Her new power brings with it a lot of enemies. Ever race walking the planet wants to get their hands on her for one reason or another.  Confused, she doesn’t know who to trust. Then again it is hard to choose good or evil when you don’t know what side you’re.






            I am a mother to three beautiful children, they keep me busy. I live in a small town that’s filled with monsters and really nice people alike. I love taking walks around the mountain trails where I live and I love taking trips to the Ocean, especially the South Carolina beaches. The ocean brings me tranquility and refreshes me, but I don’t get to go there often enough. Some mornings I listen to nothing but sad country songs for hours but when I write, I usually buckle down with my headphones and listen to something raw and angry like  Seether,  and Stone Sour.     I can be shy around people but I’m mostly always honest within myself. In many ways, on many levels, I express different parts of myself through my characters. Someone told me once that you are only as old as you feel  and I love that! In fact, I love that idea because personally, have no intentions of ever growing up!  I want to be 18 forever no matter what they do to me. LOL!








Places to find Heather
















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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: Chelsea Camaron's SALVAGED


Salvaged

Book 2 of the Daddy’s Girls Series

by Chelsea Camaron

Released April 5, 2013

Rereleased edited version June 15, 2013

Rereleased new cover and fully formatted September 26, 2013

Contemporary Romance/New Adult Romance

Goodreads page | Amazon | Barnes and Noble

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Brayden and Maggie have been dating for four years. Maggie is ready and expecting an

engagement ring. Brayden has a past full of weaknesses and mistakes he can’t seem to shake. As

he slowly loses everything, he also loses Maggie.

As his world unravels, can he find the strength to shake his inner demons? Does he have it in

him to face the ghosts of his past? Can Maggie overcome his deceptions? Will they find a way to

love and trust again? Can their love and relationship be salvaged?

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Excerpt: Prologue (adult content)

We arrive in Miami, check into our hotel, and immediately decide to check out the Miami night life.

Wearing a barely there silver, backless, halter dress and heels I was ready to dance the night

away. At five foot seven inches with my heels, my legs are going on for miles tonight. I put my hair in a

loose up do, frame my eyes with a smoky shadow, and add a clear lip gloss to finalize my look.

Brayden is dressed in his typical baggy jeans and t-shirt. He is six foot tall, more of a lanky build

with a slight beer belly forming, which is especially noticeable when he stands next to a very toned and

muscular Ryder. His dirty blonde hair and crystal blue eyes, which hold such depth they make me melt

every time he looks at me. We both love to go out. We met four years ago at a bar in Charlotte while we

were both celebrating another finished semester of college.

We arrive at Cameo nightclub in downtown Miami and immediately hit the dance floor. There is

something about the atmosphere of a club that just takes over my senses. The bodies pressed together,

each finding their own rhythm as the vibrations from the bass reverberates through the crowd.

Having Brayden up against my back side running his hands all over my body as we move to

the music is enough to bring my nipples to attention rubbing against the thin scrap of fabric, otherwise

known as my dress. His hands roam, as we dance, moving the back of my barely there dress over the

hills of my ass, leaving me exposed. My bare backside now grinding against the erection of his jeans is

delightful friction. He then places one hand upon my breast and begins to tease it, while he plunges two

fingers, from the other, into my hot core. I am so turned on I don’t care who sees me. When I am almost

ready to explode, he stops.

Grabbing me, he leads me to a back hallway, where he quickly pushes me up against the

wall, freeing himself and pounding into me. Raw, needing passion, transfers between us as I have an

earth shattering orgasm. Brayden follows right behind me. As we straighten ourselves, he smiles and

whispers, “I love that you never wear panties, baby.”


About the Author

Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in

Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day

dreaming. Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown

grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her

dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice. Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside

her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles,

which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked

a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works. When she is not

spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on

motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite

book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in. She hates being serious and

is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that

her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old,

because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.

Connections

Email chelseacamaron@gmail.com

Twitter @chelseacamaron

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/authorchelseacamaron

Website www.authorchelseacamaron.com

Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6980925.Chelsea_Camaron

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Chelsea-Camaron/e/B00BM8FRJS/ref=sr_tc_2_0?

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Knight of Passion by Tarah Scott


A Knight of Passion

by Tarah Scott

Erotic Historical Romance

Publisher: Broken Arm Publishing

Release Date: September 1, 2013

Heat Level: Sizzling

Word Count: 36,000

Available at: Amazon | ARe | B&N | Kobo

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Lady Riana Ellis will risk the fires of Hell for those she loves. Can she let a man do the same for her?

As whore for the Duchess of Arundel, Lady Riana Ellis keeps her sister safe from the duke’s lascivious desires. Now the duchess demands that Riana murder the man already sent to her bed.

Sir Bryant Cullen determines to have the duchess’ whore. Her land is a prize, but it’s her secrets he wants. Once he knows what she knows, he will control one of the most powerful houses in Scotland. And she will be his.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations (including voyeurism) and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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Excerpt:

Bryant stared down at the woman in his bed. So the duchess was up to her old tricks.

Every knight in the king’s service knew that the Duchess of Arundel began her bargaining with her whore. But what reason could she have for sending the wench to his bed? The small keep that Sir Andrew Murray had given him to the north was respectable, but certainly not enough to have captured the duchess’ notice. Bryant’s participation in the recent victory at Culblean had garnered him enough attention that Sir Dunbar had suggested Bryant accompany him to Arundel.

If the duchess was as canny as believed, she might recognize Bryant’s intention—and ability—to acquire more land, and was trying to secure his allegiance. She made no efforts to veil her tactics, and few men were stupid enough be swayed by a night between the legs of the vixen lying beside him—despite the fact that her beauty lived up to its reputation. But neither did a man turn away from such an enticing opening move. Bryant was no exception—until he had learnt that the woman the duchess was using was Lady Riana Ellis, the daughter of John Ellis, Baron of Burkes.

The Baron had perished at Dupplin Moore six years past, and Riana’s husband followed three years later, leaving her, her sister, and their mother with Castle Fyvie, and the four hundred hectares of unprotected land that butted up against the Duke of Arundel’s land. At the behest of the duke, the baroness remarried, and the two daughters had been given to him as wards, though all knew it was his lust for their land—and their bodies—that had granted the boon, and not a desire to see the two sisters well married.

Bryant had had his share of whores, but never one who was owned, and certainly not one who should be sitting before her own hearth, awaiting the return of her husband. When he’d seen her earlier, he’d decided he would seek her out, taste of her sweet body, but only if she was willing.

Her fingers tightened on his arm. Dark eyes pleaded with him.

“All is well, Lady,” he whispered. “You need not fear that I will complain. You are free to go.”

She tugged the sheet from their bodies, and he thought she was going to leave. Instead, she spread her thighs, and he couldn’t halt the downward slide of his eyes along delectable curves that led to dark curls, stark against creamy flesh. He glimpsed moist folds and his cock jerked. His mouth went dry. He had imagined tasting of her sweet juices, but to have her so close now, ready,

willing—he jarred from the thought. She was not willing. She was only here at the command of her mistress.

She reached between them and he remained frozen when she wrapped her fingers around his cock. She squeezed. He gritted his teeth against the intense pleasure. Her slim, white fingers gripping his girth sent the blood pounding through his veins. He wanted her from the moment he’d laid eyes on her in the great hall, even knowing what she was. Dark hair that hung nearly to her waist, dark eyes, and breasts so full they begged for a man’s touch…his mouth. He took in a ragged breath, desperate for control. His cock hardened more. Lust swamped him.

She tightened her hand on his neck and pulled his head downwards. Bryant felt himself stepping over the edge, then he plummeted when her full breasts crushed beneath his chest. She threw a leg over his hip and arched against his rod. Soft curls tickled his flesh.

“Lady,” he rasped as her soft mouth melted beneath his.

He thrust his tongue against her lips. As before, she opened without hesitation. He swept inside. Her hand fell away from his cock, but she pressed her mound against the hard length. He groaned and thrust against her. She rocked, and his shaft slid through her curls. If he pulled back, he could thrust inside her in one easy move. She was surely wet and ready.

He pulled back, breathing hard. “I will not force you.”

“I am yours to do with as you please.”

“You offer yourself only because—”

She pulled him close, his ear against her lips again. “I beg you, do not leave until the sun rises.”


About the Author:

Award winning author Tarah Scott cut her teeth on authors such as Georgette Heyer, Zane Grey, and Amanda Quick. Her favorite book is a Tale of Two Cities, with Gone With the Wind as a close second. She writes modern classical romance, and paranormal and romantic suspense. Tarah grew up in Texas and currently resides in Westchester County, New York with her daughter.

Connect with Tarah Scott Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tarah's Reading Group

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