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  • Spotlight: Immortal Hunter by Kait Ballenger

    Immortal Hunter

    “Kait Ballenger is a treasure you don’t want to miss!” –New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Gena Showalter

    Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but at what price?

    As an exorcist, David Aronowitz grew up the target of demonic assassins. Now he’s a member of the Execution Underground and hellspawn everywhere fear his name. But when a demon slips into the seductive body of the only woman he’s ever loved, David must confront the heartbreak of their past to save her.

    The piece of her heart Allsún O’Hare gave to David so long ago left her trapped between two worlds: the Fae and the human. And when David comes to her rescue, fate reunites her with her greatest temptation–and her biggest mistake.

    Now, as they’re swept together into a wicked game with the demon who controls her, David must decide if saving Allsún’s life is worth sacrificing his own–and the future of humanity itself.

     

    Immortal Hunter on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Immortal-Hunter-The-Execution-Underground-ebook/dp/B00GPDYLKG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1394214350&sr=8-3&keywords=Kait+Ballenger

    Immortal Hunter on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/immortal-hunter-kait-ballenger/1115951594?ean=9781460325391

    Immortal Hunter on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18135043-immortal-hunter

     

    Author Bio:

    KaitBallenger_authorphotoKait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, professional bellydancer, and graduate student. She lives in Central Florida with her husband, their doggie-daughter Sookie (like Charlainne Harris’ character), and two kittens, Elliot and Olivia (like the SVU characters). Kait believes anything is possible, and one day, she hopes people name their pets after her characters, too.

    Website: www.kaitballenger.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaitlynschulzromanceauthor

    Twitter: @kait_ballenger or https://twitter.com/kait_ballenger



  • Alpha Male Madness Giveaway and Hop

     

     

    Alpha Male Madness Hop

     

     

    The ProfessionalMy pick for ultimate Alpha at the moment is Aleksei “The Siberian” Sevastyan from the The Professional by Kresley Cole. He is a tattooed, ex-fighter, current Russian hit man, with a dominate streak a mile wide. He decides that Natalie Porter is HIS and nothing not even Natalie or her mob boss father can dissuade him. He is just F’n sexy! Below is my Sevastyan inspiration! Enjoy the tattooed hotness!  If you havent read the book(s ) you need to get on it. You’ll have to fan yourself off for this one.  

     

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  • Review: Tangled by Emma Chase

    Tangled Series:

    Book 2:

    Twisted: Drew and Kate

     

    Twisted (Tangled, #2)

     

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    Summary:

    From Goodreads.com

    There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself – and of me.

    But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice, the most important of my life. Drew already made his –in fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just not my style. So I came back to Greenville. Alone. Well, sort of alone….

    What I’ve come to realize is that old habits die hard and sometimes you have to go back to where you began, before you can move ahead.

    TWISTED picks up two years after Tangled’s end, and is told from Kate’s POV.

     

    Review:

    “Life isn’t perfect. Or predictable. Don’t expect it to be.

    One minute you’re swimming along in the ocean. The water’s smooth and calm; you’re relaxed. And then – out of nowhere – an undertow sucks you down.

    It’s what you do next that counts.”

    - Drew Evans

    This was a tough book for me to rate. I really struggled between 3 and 4 fours for a few days, but ultimately decided that the good parts stuck with me more than the not so good. Hence, the four star rating. If I thought Twisted was hard to rate, it’s even harder to review. At least, to review without giving the entire plot away, that is. Ah, well. Here goes nothing.

    Twisted picks up two years after Tangled ends. Drew and Kate are going strong, enjoying their life together, and if the opening scene in Twisted is anything to go by, it’s been a pretty hot and steamy two years. If you’re picking up Twisted expecting another Tangled, you can stop right there. First off, Twisted is told from Kate’s POV. I have to admit to being a little apprehensive about that. I mean, come on, Drew is kind of what made Tangled so awesome, amiright? I have to say though, I wasn’t annoyed by her. Kate has her insecurities and she’s certainly picked up a fair amount of Drew-ism’s over the last two years, but she holds her own. Minus a few stumbles here and there, of course. Second, this is not the light-hearted romp that was Tangled. I can’t say too much without giving some major plot points away, but I think the quote at the start of the review will give you a good idea of what’s to come.

    One of the big issues for me with Twisted, the main point that had me waffling between cheering Kate on and wanting to smack everyone in the book upside the head, was that “The Big Misunderstanding” trope features heavily here. Like, for almost the entire book, really. At first, it wasn’t so bad, but the longer it went on and the more characters got involved, the more irritating it got, for me. It was a struggle. Luckily, Kate and the amazing characters we grew to love in Tangled were enough to keep things from getting too frustrating. Dee Dee aka Delores is absolutely hilarious and her parts definitely got me excited to read their coming book.

    Drew is….Drew. Good and of course, bad. Though, I wanted to boink both their heads together throughout most of Twisted (mostly Drews, to be honest) he ended up being the thing that stuck with me long after I finished and helping to erase all my prior frustration with…well, everyone. The resolution of Twisted was fantastic, heartwarming and made the entire struggle worth it.

    All in all, I really enjoyed Twisted and I’m looking forward to further books in the Tangled family from Emma Chase. Anyone who’s read Tangled is going to want to pick this one up and for those who haven’t yet read it *ahem* I’m lookin’ at you, QoA *ahem* you should get on that. Like, yesterday.

    (this book was provided in exchange for an honest review)

     

    **Guest review by Tina and yes she called me out on my own blog! lol**

     

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  • Review and Spotlight: Beyond Jealousy by Kit Rocha

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    Beyond Series:

    Book 4:

    Beyond Jealousy: Cruz, Rachel and Ace

     

    Beyond Jealousy (Beyond, #4)

     

    Summary:

    From Goodreads.com

    She’s been looking for the perfect man. She found two.

    When Rachel Riley sacrificed a life in Eden to protect the O’Kanes, she earned her place in the powerful Sector Four gang. But the former crime princess is tired of being everyone’s sweet little sister . It’s time for her to get wild, to embrace her fantasies as only an O’Kane can—with a delicious exiled soldier and the gang’s wickedly sinful tattoo artist.

    A saint…

    Lorenzo Cruz is a warrior, taught by his commanding officers in Eden that involvement equals distraction. Emotion is a liability, and desire a sin. In Sector Four, he finds decadence, shameless sex—and his own dark urges. No battle strategy prepared him for how Rachel makes his heart race…or the way his rival for her affections sets his blood on fire.

    …and a sinner.


    Ace Santana has a dirty reputation and a mind to match, especially where his new lovers are concerned. He’s eager to help Cruz embrace his dominant side, and to explore the lines between pleasure and pain with Rachel. But corrupting them quickly becomes an obsession, a need he can’t deny—and a love he never imagined.
    Three hearts on the line means a hundred ways their ménage a trois could go wrong. After all, even O’Kanes do forever two-by-two. One of them could be the missing piece that makes them all whole…or a temporary diversion destined for a broken heart.

     

    Review:

    Fans of the Beyond series by Kit Rocha have all been waiting for BEYOND JEALOUSLY on pins and needles. All the sexual tension that has been building up over the past three books: Cruz loves Rachel but is attracted to Ace, Rachel loves Ace but wants Cruz too, Ace determined to keep Rachel at an arm’s length but pulls Cruz close, round and round we go in all that delicious sexual goodness has finally reached a boiling point and explodes in this powerful book. Thankfully for all you Beyond fans this book does not disappoint! Dare I say this book is my favorite of the series which is saying something because BEYOND CONTROL was off the chain! From the first few pages this book puts you through the wringer, the scene with Ace and Rachel out in the hallway about kills me. Ace has far more depth to his character then was ever shown before; he’s a bit heartbreaking in his loneliness and his self-value. But for me, it’s Cruz, it always has been. He is complex, a protector, dominate and so very sexy! I foresee a lot of people jumping onto the Cruz bandwagon after this book, and I just have to say I had him FIRST! I’ve been on #teamcruz since we first met him. People always underestimate the quite one in favor of the more colorful (Ace) but its Cruz who dominates this ménage. For reals, he is the dominating force; he dictates both Ace and Rachel when it comes to sexy times. He calls the shots. I thought Ace would have a more dominate role in the bedroom but he is content to let Cruz call all of the shots. Rachel, that lucky bitch, what I wouldn’t do to be in the middle of an Ace, Cruz sandwich! Or be one of the pieces of bread in a Cruz, Ace Rachel sandwich, whatever the case may be and with these three any combination of sandwich is bound to happen. I’ve likes Rachel from the beginning of this series, she’s a sweetheart and has lots of love to give she was being torn in two for a while but she definitely got with the program when nudged in the correct direction. It turns out to be Ace that drags his feet the most, everything he wants is right in front of him, but he doesn’t feel like he’s worthy enough to take it. We run a full gauntlet of emotions with this book, I was close to tears, happy, laughing, sad, on the edge of my seat, everything. Wildly entertained from beginning to end, so far this is one of my favorite books of the year! Each book in the Beyond Series by Kit Rocha gets better but this one is going to be hard to beat.

     

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  • Giveaway Hop: Seriously Shifter

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    First shifter that comes to mind when I think of my favorite shifter is Lucas from Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changling series. He’s Alpha of the Leopard pack and is seriously sexy!

     

     

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    Now for the giveaway. I am giving away a $10.00 giftcard to one winner in the hopes that you will go forth an purchase yourself some hot shifter romantical reading. If you use it for something else that is good too. This giveaway is US only. Also make sure you visit all the other blogs for shifter goodness and giveaways! Linky will be listed below.

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  • Announcement

    After a lot of contemplating and internal debate I have decided to take a huge step back from blogging. I have found that after years of a grueling reading and reviewing schedule it has taken some of my love of reading. It has started to become an obligation rather then something I love to do. I am not disappearing entirely and I still plan to fulfill anything I already had on schedule (I do have a giveaway coming up in the next couple of days) but at this time I am not taking on anything more and I will probably be relocating back to blogger since it is a free blogging site. Thank you all for your understanding and support over the years. Hopefully a break is all I need to get out of my slump.

     



  • Spotlight: Telling Tales by Charlotte Stein

    Telling Tales by Charlotte Stein

    Telling Tales

    Allie has held a brightly burning torch for Wade since college. They were part of a writing group together, and everything about those days with him and their friends Kitty and Cameron fills her with longing. When their former Professor leaves them his rambling mansion in his will, it’s a chance for them to reunite.

    But there’s more than friendship bubbling beneath the surface.As secrets are revealed and relationships rekindled, the stories get dirtier and the stakes get higher. And now Allie’s realized that she isn’t quite sure who she wants…fun-loving Wade, or quiet, restrained Cameron.

    Neither have been honest about their feelings, and now they have the chance to act on all of the tales that ignite their most primal desires.

     

    Telling Tales Amazon Link

     

    Telling Tales Goodreads Link

     

    ABOUT: Charlotte Stein: Award-winning author Charlotte Stein writes short stories, novellas, and novels. Her first novel, Control, was recently called “a non-stop crazy-hot sex book.” When not writing, she can be found watching terrible sitcoms eating jelly turtles. She lives with her husband and their imaginary dog in West Yorkshire.

     

    Excerpt:

    ****Adult Over 18 Excerpt****

    I take the hallway past the staircase—-the one that still has the stepping stones set into the glossy floor—-and make my way to my favorite room. Wade will be in the study if I do actually know anything about him at all, and I’m building up to it.
    First, the boathouse room. The one that has nothing in it—-not even a carpet—-except for the one round window with the glass like melting butter, and the light coming in to fill it up in a way that no other place in the house does. Everything is dark here, everything is heavy and plush and like burying your face in crushed velvet.
    But not this room. This room is like suddenly being on a boat in the middle of a golden ocean, and when I press my face to the heavy glass it’s just the same. I can see almost nothing and imagine it’s almost anything, out there. A whole world of high seas that I get to explore.
    Though more typically it was Hamin–Ra I got to, through this portal to another world. I wrote about it a thousand times—-me lifting the latch, and pushing against the glass, and then the golden beauty of my sand–strewn land would spread before me and—-
    “Allie?”
    My heart hits my mouth. It chokes me—-and weirdly it’s not because I know it’s Wade. It isn’t Wade, and my heart wants to kill me anyway. Apparently, all four of my once-were-friends have the same effect on me, which is to say they make me want to run and hide.
    Maybe by pushing through a portal to another world.
    I brace myself and turn, and sure enough it’s Cameron. Of course I knew anyway—-that voice—-but it’s still a kind of electric shock to see him so close after all these years. He doesn’t even look any different, either! God, how I must seem to him, with this cardigan on that I shouldn’t have worn and my hair all massive and curly like this and the glasses, oh no the glasses, oh no I totally forgot how much of a dork Cameron makes me feel, with his bigness and his jockish hair and his smooth, perfect face.
    And then I remember that he’s a complete nerd—-one who fumbles over his words on a daily basis—-and it’s OK. It’s OK.
    “Hey,” I say, only it has about four extra syllables. And I can feel my face cracking, like it’s made of clay and he’s just set a blow-dryer on it.
    It’s just Cameron, it’s just Cameron, I think, over and over, but my brain can’t remember him being this…immense. Was he this big before? I think I kind of knew he was, but with him filling the doorway like that it’s a different matter. He looks like a giant. He looks like he killed the beast that ate Jack, then devoured the beanstalk too.
    And he looks a lot more jockish than I remember too—-though maybe that’s just because I’m seeing him fresh. He hasn’t spoken yet, or spent hours not speaking, or bored some girl to death at a party he didn’t want to go to. I vividly recall putting a baseball cap on him before we went to the Christmas blow–out over at Missy Taylor’s, when he’d asked me how he could at least seem cool and approachable.

    Smile more, I’d told him, because he’d always appeared to find it a strain. His parents had been very don’t–smile–old–money- -be-composed sorts of people, and though I always knew he didn’t want them to, those qualities had rubbed off on him.

    They’re all over him now as he stands in the doorway, obviously wanting to hug me or



  • Spotlight: Atonement by B.J. Daniels

    clip_image001Advance Praise for USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author B.J. Daniels

    “If you like the TV show and book series Longmire, only with a tiny bit more romance, this is definitely the book for you. The characters are solid and immediately relatable, and the suspense keeps the story rolling at a steady clip.”   

    –RT Book Reviews

    “Fans of Western romantic suspense will relish Daniels’ tale of clandestine love played out in a small town on the Great Plains.”

    –Booklist on Unforgiven

    “B.J. Daniels has the ‘unique ability to astound…with her mystery and suspense.’”

    –underthecoversbookblog.com

    ATONEMENT

    By B.J. Daniels

    Just how far are people willing to go to keep their secrets?

    Protecting the citizens of Beartooth, Montana, is never an easy job. It’s been one year, and Sheriff Dillon Lawson still feels guilty that he couldn’t save his twin brother, Ethan. But the biggest test of his bravery comes when Tessa Winters arrives, claiming to be pregnant…with Ethan’s baby. At first, Dillon can’t decide if this beautiful woman is a con artist or a victim. If Ethan didn’t die in that car crash, then where is he—and why is he hiding?

    Now, Dillon is prepared to do anything to uncover the truth—anything except admit his growing feelings for Tessa. But with violence threatening, Tessa and Dillon must trust in each other to save not only themselves…but also Tessa’s unborn child.

     

    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18246308-atonement?ac=1

    Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Atonement-Hqn-B-J-Daniels-ebook/dp/B00FBZL1XE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393998217&sr=8-1&keywords=atonement+bj+daniels

    Barnes and Nobles:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/atonement-bj-daniels/1116240431?ean=9780373778461

     

    B.J. DANIELS, a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, wrote her first book after a career as an award-winning newspaper journalist and author of 37 published short stories. That first book, ODD MAN OUT, received a 4 ½ star review from Romantic Times magazine and went on to be nominated for Best Intrigue for that year. Since then she has won numerous awards including a career achievement award for romantic suspense and numerous nominations and awards for best book. Daniels lives in Montana with her husband, Parker, and two Springer Spaniels, Spot and Jem. When she isn’t writing, she snowboards, camps, boats and plays tennis. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Thriller Writers, Kiss of Death and Romance Writers of America.

     



  • Spotlight and Giveaway: Peyton’s Ride and The Reaper and the Cop

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    Peyton’s Ride by Jennifer James

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    Peyton’s Ride Blurb

    She’s about to trade her treasured motorcycle in on a much wilder ride–Ian Coghlan.

    Divorcee Peyton Reynolds is ready to escape the the judgement of a small town, bad memories of her failed marriage, and the grief of her mother’s death. A month long, cross-country ride should do just the trick. One last check-up on her new cruiser has her tripping over her hormones while alone in the garage with the town’s sexy bad boy, Ian Coghlan.

    Tattooed, pierced, and able to shape-shift, Ian will give her the ride of her life.

    Ian Coghlan knows he’s nothing but disaster for a woman like Peyton. His place in the Wild Hunt and killer instincts have held him back from acting on a five-year attraction. When the curvy brunette responds to one tiny grin with a spark of interest, sockets fly out of the toolboxes and Peyton is knocked to the floor.

    That month of solitude she wanted just disappeared, but the consolation prize is looking pretty…damn…hot.

    With the magic of the Hunt in the air, Pixie pranks abound, and his old biker gang roars into the parking lot, dousing the heat in the garage with the cold dredges of mayhem. Peyton’s life is on the line with his bad brothers’ return to his world, and Ian has to decide if he can let her go or if he’s willing risk her eternal hatred by changing her life forever.

    Peyton’s Ride Links

    Goodreads–https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18488922-peyton-s-ride

    Others–links to come once ebook is live on release date 2/28

     

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    Peyton’s Ride Excerpt 1

    Ian crouched near the rear tire, bent over, and examined the tread. The move put his ass in the air, and man oh man did he fill out those jeans. She gulped, glad he hadn’t caught her ogling him, and moved her attention to a safer location. A large frown line bisected his forehead as he used his thumbs to pick at the rubber. The bright colors in his tattoos rippled and moved as his muscles flexed under the skin.

    Damn, who knew a forearm could be so . . . enticing? Muscles, skin, and tendons rippled around and her mouth watered. Was she turning into a cannibal? Maybe this was the beginning of menopause, and she was developing a case of pica. Pretty soon she’d have an undeniable urge to stuff rocks and bits of glue picked off craft projects in her mouth.

    A furious desire to trace the ink lines with her fingertips and tongue took root and refused to be banished. The designs had snippets of words interspersed with tribal art, Celtic knot work, leaves, vines, and even animals. The tats sat on him well. Maybe it was his aura, the masculinity he exuded, all self-confidence and quiet watchfulness.

    She needed to stop staring before he caught her drooling. Even if she wanted to peel his shirt up and inspect his torso for more ink. Man, the first time she’d seen him five years ago when she’d first come in the dealership looking at the bikes, she’d almost knocked over an entire row of brand new, gleaming, thirty thousand dollar machines. Walked in, saw him, and bashed right into a black cruiser. The levels of her bad-assery knew no bounds.

     

    About the Author–Jennifer James

     

    For a girl whose first book was called “The Scariest Forest Ever,” the jump to romance may seem to be a far one. But a love of happy endings and the stories she kept making up in her head for strangers on the street lead to an unhealthy amount of time spent behind the keyboard typing away and giggling mischievously over sassy heroines,

    sexy heroes, and healthy sprinklings of geek humor.

    With time split between a day job staring at teeth, two little girls, college courses, workaholic husband, and too many voices in her head, Jennifer still finds time to sneak off and devour all the books she can find – even if it means hiding in the closet to read them.

    She insists on her jokes being dirty, drinks spiked, and tattoos placed in intriguing, muscular places you can only find when the clothes come off.

    Author Links–Jennifer James

    Website— http://www.authorjenniferjames.com/

    Blog— http://www.authorjenniferjames.com/?page_id=14

    Facebook— https://www.facebook.com/JenniferJames.Author

    Twitter— https://twitter.com/JenniferJames34

    Goodreads— https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6444267.Jennifer_James

    Pinterest–http://www.pinterest.com/authorjenniferj/

     

    The Reaper and the Cop by Mina Carter

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    The Reaper–Blurb

    Death’s big business. For Laney Larson, it’s a full time job.

    The latest in a long line of Reapers, Laney hits Liberty, Oakwood expecting the usual ‘reap and run’ type of job. However the small town holds far more secrets than she expects, including a sexy cop who blind-sides her reaper instincts big-time.

    Liberty. It used to be a nice town until the things that go bump in the night moved in.

    Detective Troy Regan moved to Liberty to claw back a little of his soul after working homicide in the big city. But the sleepy little down has problems of the paranormal kind and it’s police department have gone from calls about lost cats to Boggarts in the basement. Then the seriously nasty stuff moved in.

    Sparks fly when a sexy Reaper meets a hot as hell Cop…

    Troy’s not sure exactly what flavour of paranormal Laney is, but he doesn’t care. She’s tiny, delicate and gorgeous. When he finds a Lycan looming over her in an alley, all his protective instincts flare up. He needs to get her home, keep her safe…in his bed.

    But is she the answer he’s been looking for to fill the empty spot in his heart, or the most dangerous creature he’s ever met?

    The Reaper–Links

    Goodreads– https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20643880-the-reaper-and-the-cop

    Others–Buy links will be emailed out as soon as book is live on release day 2/28

     

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    The Reaper–Excerpt One

    Death is inevitable. For most, that means worrying about the how, and more importantly, the when. It’s an obsession the marketing industry has latched onto like a leech, and from one person to the next, ranges from the absent worry about leaving loved ones behind to narcissistic panic at leaving this mortal coil.

    For some of us though, death is a job. I would say it’s a nine to five, daily grind, but it’s more of a 24/7/365 deal.

    Let me introduce myself.

    I’m Laney Larson, and I’m a Reaper. Yeah, you heard me right. I said Reaper. As in the big, bad dude with the robes and scythe—looks like he needed a few extra squares in his life? That guy.

    Kinda.

    Well, not quite.

    It’s more accurate to say that I’m his great—god-knows-how–many—great grand-daughter. Hard to tell since no one has seen his Grimness since the middle ages, but every single Reaper carries a piece of him, their Grimm, within. It’s what gives us our abilities and lets us see things that others can’t. Without a Grimm, a Reaper is a standard human with an interesting family tree. Nothing more, nothing less. With a Grimm? Yeah, even I don’t know everything we’re capable of.

    I don’t want to think about what we can do. Not with how many of us there are.

    It’s a bit like the Santa deal, but instead of presents, there are lots of souls to be reaped daily all over the world. I have no clue how the big dude in red manages it—yeah, he’s real too. And the Easter Bunny? Don’t get me started on that asshole. Reapers spread the load.

    It’s like a franchise. You don’t buy into it, you’re born into it. There are Reaper families everywhere, but not all of us get the call and receive a Grimm. When my grandfather died, it skipped over my mom and two older brothers to pick me.

    My eldest bro had been so convinced that he’d be the one, he’d gone out and bought himself a costume. Head to toe armored bike leathers in Reaper black, with a death’s head helmet. Idiot can’t even ride a bike. He thought it looked cool though, so he was well pissed when the Grimm passed him over and picked me. You can imagine how awkward Thanksgiving was in our house that year. He’s still not talking to me ten years later. Twat.

    So yeah, back to the point. I got the family Grimm—which, by the way, is a cantankerous bastard at the best of times—and I’ve been reaping souls ever since. It’s an interesting job, especially since my promotion less than a week into it.

    You see, there are different types of Reaper. My grand-pop dealt with the “Naturals.” Those are the nice and easy reaps, those who die all peaceful of old age in their sleep, or in their garages, or gardens while cutting the grass. The ones who are expecting a visit from the big old GR himself so they’re not surprised to find they’re dead.

    In fact, I remember Pop saying that the most exciting reap most months tended to be the old boys who snuffed it while on the job. According to Pop, trying to convince a soul that it’s not still having sex can be difficult. And icky. I don’t want to see no soul’s junk. Ever. Thank God, I’ve never had to deal with one of those.

    Nope, after a couple of days on naturals, there was an opening, and I moved on to violent deaths. Gunshots, car accidents, beatings. You name it, I get to wade in and take the souls out. Some fight, but I prefer those to the victims. The pain in their auras, and the relief to see me because they know that their ordeals are over, tears at my heart. Especially the kids.

    I’ve put more than a few email requests into head office to be the Reaper who takes their abusers down. Reaping is painless for the reapee. Is that even a word? Huh, I made one up. Go me.

    Where was I, oh yeah, we train long and hard to make sure the souls don’t suffer. But since Reapers don’t go to heaven or hell, we’re out of that loop. There’s nothing to stop me from holding up somewhere quiet and taking a couple of days to strip a soul from its body. And believe me, given the right situation, I can be real inventive.

     

    About the Author–Mina Carter

    Mina was born and raised in the East Farthing of Middle Earth (otherwise known as the Midlands, England) and spend her childhood learning all the sorts of things generally required of a professional adventurer. Able to ride, box, shoot, make and read maps, make chainmail and use a broadsword (with varying degrees of efficiency) she was disgusted to find that adventuring is not considered a suitable occupation these days.

    So, instead of slaying dragons and hunting vampires and the like, Mina spends her days writing about hot shifters, government conspiracies and vampire lords with more than their fair share of RAWR. Turns out wanna-be adventurers have quite the turn of imagination after all…

    (But she keeps that sword sharp, just in case the writing career is just a dream and she really *is* an adventurer.)

    The boring part: A full time author and cover artist, Mina can usually be found hunched over a keyboard or graphics tablet, frantically trying to get the images and words in her head out and onto the screen before they drive her mad. She’s addicted to coffee and would like to be addicted to chocolate, but unfortunately chocolate dislikes her.

    Author Links–Mina Carter

    Website— http://mina-carter.com/

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    Facebook— http://facebook.com/mina.carter

    Twitter– http://twitter.com/minacarter

    Goodreads– http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2920063.Mina_Carter

     

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    Giveaway is for an ecopy of Peyton’s Ride and an ecopy of The Reaper and the Cop. It’s open international.

     

     

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  • Review: Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye

    Hard Ink Series:

    Book 2:

    Hard As You Can: Shane McCallan and Crystal

     

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    Summary:

    From Goodreads.com

    Five dishonored soldiers.

    Former Special Forces.

    One last mission.

    These are the men of Hard Ink.

    Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he’s shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister’s sake, Crystal can’t get too close. Until her job and Shane’s mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed.

     

    Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn’t want him to uncover. Too bad. He’s exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can—and never let go.

     

    Review:

    *Warning this review may have spoilers*

    Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye is the second book in her sexy series about military men looking to clear their names. These men looking for redemption have congregated under the roof of Nicks brothers tattoo parlor. After the first book I was really looking forward to this book and while I liked it I’m left a bit disappointed. The romance between Crystal and Shane was kind of a hard swallow as they really didn’t spend much time together. Mostly stolen moments here and there. How are we supposed to buy that they fell in love when a slow dance and a breakfast is about all the time they spent together. The steam factor is super low in this book and you kind of felt its void. Kaye is kind of known a bit for her books being a bit higher on the steam factor or at least filled with sexual tension. We didn’t get any real booty until about 80% of the way through the book and I think one make out session before that. This also leads into the lack of truly feeling the romance. **spoiler alert** I also had a couple of problems with the plot line with Shane’s sister. I kept waiting for her to be rescued or found and she never is which leaves the book feeling unfinished for me. There is also a part where the men have to make a hard decision because they are seriously under manned. I really wish Kaye had chosen something else to run where if they couldn’t do anything about it you don’t care so much. **end spoiler**

     

    So that’s what I wasn’t too keen on what I did like was Crystals sister! She’s a bit of a firecracker and there may have been a bit of a thing developing between her and one of the guys. We’ll see on that one. Even though she is sick she keeps trucking along and I like that. I like how Crystal and Shane are so protective of their loved ones. Crystal stays in an impossible situation for her sister. Shane goes out of his way to protect his “brothers in arms” in that they are the same. I like that the guys are starting to come together again. Shane and Nick begin to realize that neither at fault and work towards some middle ground. Marz is probably my favorite because he’s so easy going and has such a great outlook well Jeremy is also a favorite how can you not love his t-shirts? We get to know a little more about Easy he plays a bit larger of a role in this book, not a lot but more than the first. We meet one of Jeremy’s tattoo artists in this book I think his name was Ike? Maybe? But he was intriguing. I’d like to see more of him. Despite some of the issues I had with this book I was pretty glued to it and read it pretty quickly. Although this will not be my favorite book in the series I’m still excited to see where Kaye takes us.

     

    Rating:

     

    3.5 Flames

     

    Amanda darkkind



  • Review: The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen

    The Coincidence Series:

    Book 3:

    The Destiny of Violet & Luke: Luke Price and Violet Hayes

     

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    Summary:

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    Luke Price’s life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does.

     

    Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her parents’ unsolved murders. She grew up in foster homes, living with irresponsible parents, drugs, and neglect, and trying to fight the painful memories of the night her parents were taken from her. But it’s hard to forget when she never got closure-and she can’t stop dreaming about what happened that tragic night. To make it through life, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.

     

    Then Violet meets Luke. The two clash instantly, yet they can’t seem to stay away from each other. Although they fight it, they both start to open up and feel things they’ve never felt before. They discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you . . .

     

    Review:

    The Destiny of Violet & Luke is the third book in the Coincidence Series. Luke is Kaydens friend from way back and Violet is Calies roommate but the two have never met. Until Violet kicks Luke in the head while jumping out the window. I loved that’s how they met with a good kick to the head. However, from there I had a hard time connecting with either Violet or Luke for most of the book. It took me until about 50% of the way through to get into it. Once I got into it, I was into but it took me a while to get there; which is surprising to me as I adore Jessica Sorensen and have loved pretty much everything I have read by her. Luke wallowed in alcohol and screwed pretty much anything that moved and Violet is super closed off. As a reader it was hard to get close to her which I guess is part of the point. Violet is super traumatized from finding her parents and a lifetime in foster care getting passed from family to family all who couldn’t deal with her baggage. Luke is also traumatized from his childhood with his mother who used to make him administer her “medicine” since he was six. He is super in control of everything he controls his emotions by basically getting drunk every day. It’s his way to deal. It isn’t until things start getting real with Violet that his drinking starts to calm. He’s never felt anything about anyone the way he’s feeling about Violet. She intrigues him like no other. Violet cares about no one, it’s safer that way but Luke has helped her and asked for nothing in return. She’s never experienced that before and it draws her in. Violet and Luke have a lot of emotional baggage to get through and they have a good start on getting through it together when it all implodes! Like epically implodes! For some it will be a jaw dropping holy ish kind of moment. Despite this not being my favorite Sorensen book I am looking forward to the second book and seeing where this goes.

     

    Rating:

     

    3.5 Flames

     

    Amanda darkkind

    *Review copy provided through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.

     



  • Quote-tastic–There’s nothing like Valentines Day

     

    Quote-Tastic

    Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that’s grabbed ya for one reason or another. 

    Everyone’s welcome to join in. Authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier!

    Just grab the button and toss up your post :) 

    Don’t have a blog? No worries, just leave your favorites in the comment section.

     

     

     

     

     

    Im picking one of my favorites tonight. Rachel Gibson’s The Trouble with Valentines Day. It’s one of my favorite books and it never ceases to make me laugh.

     

    “She’d never set a fantasy in a ski lodge, but she was thinking about it now. She couldn’t help it. The man was throwing off pheromones like he was a nuclear reactor at The Trouble With Valentine's Day (Chinooks Hockey Team, #3)Chernobyl. Sitting so close to ground zero, the fallout was lethal.”
    Rachel Gibson (The Trouble With Valentine’s Day (Chinooks Hockey Team, #3))

     

    “It was best not to ask too many questions. Especially since you’d get the answers. And the answers were
    usually followed by a tightening of Kate’s forehead and a tick in her left eye. The tightening could cause wrinkles, the tick a tumor, and Kate didn’t need to borrow that kind of trouble”
    Rachel Gibson (The Trouble With Valentine’s Day (Chinooks Hockey Team, #3))

     

    “There were a few things she did know for sure, though. There was no way the pony was going back in the gate. Not when the pony was thirty-four and really liked pulling the milk cart.”
    Rachel Gibson (The Trouble With Valentine’s Day (Chinooks Hockey Team, #3))



  • Spotlight and Giveaway: Arrow to the Soul by Lea Griffith

    No Mercy Series:

    No mercy received. None given.

    Bullet, Arrow, Bone & Blade

    Turn your back, but you may live to regret it.

    Four women, weapons of a war they didn’t begin. A bond forged in hell, each would die to protect the others. Until they’re separated and must fight the forces that seek to destroy them. To find their way, they will give any piece of themselves to the battle. Raised on a mother’s milk of hate and revenge, it would take a love stronger than time to bring them back from the edge.

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    No Mercy, Book 1

    Publication Date: 10/3/2013

    Publisher: Taliesin Publishing

    She was born to love then taught to kill. She has become everything but is no one.

    Known only as Bullet she was long ago forced to shed the name her parents gave her. Changed, molded and trained to kill with sharp-shooting efficiency she is one of The Collective’s most valuable assets. In a cadre of killers, Bullet is death waiting but her time for vengeance has come.

    He was loved and then he lost. He has become a hunter in search of revenge.

    Everything was taken from Rand the day a bullet ended the lives of his beloved wife and daughter. He has searched for their killer seven long years and may have her in his hands. Rand has suffered but now the time has come to make The Collective pay or die trying.

    Joy and sorrow are two sides of the same coin. Retribution draws them together but before all is said and done they will learn love can either break you or make you stronger.

    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bullet-Heart-Mercy-Lea-Griffith-ebook/dp/B00FLKR9BW/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1388908572&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=BULLET+TO+THE+HEART%2C+No+Mercy+Series+Book+1

    B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bullet-to-the-heart-lea-griffith/1117034516?ean=2940148575092

    Taliesin Publishing: http://www.taliesinpublishing.com/bullet-to-the-heart-p13.php

     

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    No Mercy, Book 2

    Publication Date: 10/3/2013

    Publisher: Taliesin Publishing

    She walks in the darkness—it is all she has ever known.

    Arrow walks with death. It is bitter and black, and covers every step she takes. Trained from the crib to be nothing more than a death-bringer she knows she was born without a soul. The darkness is where she’s comfortable and she carries the weight of her duty notched on bow—ready to fly straight and true in to her enemy’s hearts.

    He has known love and loss—and then he finds her in the darkness.

    Adam knows his calling. Protect and serve. As a member of Trident Corporation he has found the perfect place to meet his obligations. Then he sees a woman with eyes of amber and he is taken under by her darkness. He touches her heart and knows he has no choice—share his light with a killer or lose his soul to her.

    Darkness and light. Two sides of one coin. Retribution draws them together but before all is said and done they will learn love can either break you or make you stronger.

     

    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Arrow-Soul-Mercy-Lea-Griffith-ebook/dp/B00I9MR5JU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392123706&sr=8-1&keywords=lea+griffith

    B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arrow-to-the-soul-lea-griffith/1118581910?ean=2940148209416

    Taliesin Publishing: https://www.taliesinpublishing.com/arrow-to-the-soul-p31.php

     

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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    Lea Griffith began sneaking to read her mother’s romance novels at a young age. She cut her teeth on the greats: McNaught, Woodiwiss, and Garwood. A firm believer that love makes the world go round, she still consumes every romance book she can put her hands on, but now she writes her own.

     

    Lea lives with her husband and three teenage daughters in rural Georgia. Two dogs, a cat, and a Betta fish named Coddy George complete a family always in motion. When not working at the EDJ, she’s usually at her keyboard, using every spare second to write. Science fiction, paranormal and contemporary romance, oh my! Nothing is off-limits when it comes to her writing.

     

    Website: http://www.leagriffith.com/

    Facebook Profile: http://www.facebook.com/lea.griffith.58

    Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LeaGriffithWrites?ref=hl

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeaGriffith

    Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6913695.Lea_Griffith

     

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  • ARC Review: Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting

    Clipped Wings Series:

    Book 1:

    Clipped Wings: Tenley Page and Hayden Stryker

     

    Clipped Wings (Clipped Wings, #1)

     

    Expected publication: March 4th 2014

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    Summary:

    An emotional love story that follows the touch-and-go relationship of Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.

    As Hayden and Tenley navigate their newfound but slightly unstable relationship, they want to trust each other, but Hayden is hiding a dark and shameful past that he doesn’t ever want Tenley to find out about. And Tenley has secrets of her own that could make Hayden run away forever. When Tenley asks Hayden to put a beautifully elaborate tattoo across her back, the two form what they thought was an unshakeable bond. But when Tenley’s past shows up on her doorstep, will Hayden stand by her side…or run?

     

    Review:

    Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting is the first full length in a new series about two seriously damaged individuals that find each other and if they can get past their guilt they might begin to find some solace in each other. Tenley survived something so traumatic she had to move to get a fresh start and even then she wakes screaming so loud her neighbor can hear her. Most of the time she is quite and timid and her guilt eats at her but then she meets Hayden. Hayden changes her world! She meets someone who is just as damaged as she is that helps her forget if even for a minute all that she lost. In the moments she finds a bit of who she used to be with flashes of defiance and spunk. Hayden has a rough past; his own guilt eats at him. For years he went on a binge of self-destructive behavior, women, alcohol and drugs. He’s finally been able to clean himself up and concentrate on his shop and his art and then Tenley starts working across the street at his aunts shop and suddenly he finds himself semi-stalking his new neighbor. Instead of his “stalking” being creepy it’s kind of endearing. His stalking mainly consists of paying attention to when she works and mass quantities of coffee purchasing at the coffee shop attached to his aunt’s store. Hayden racks his brain trying to figure out how to capture the timid Tenley’s attention. He can sense that there is more to her then is shown on the surface and he is more intrigued with her then he has ever been in his life. Hayden is a bit of a throwback, he can be possessive and displays some caveman tendencies when it comes to Tenley. It’s more of his insecurities then anything, as if he lets her out of his grasp she’ll disappear into the ether. Hayden also has a few quirks, including some mild OCD. I wish I could find a dude that cleaned up after me! I hate to clean, so his need to clean sounds like a win win too me! LOL. I love little quirks in a character. It’s the quirks that make them more real, more human. What I like about Hayden and Tenley is usually when we are dealing with a tattoo artist it seems like the author almost always puts the bad boy with a sweet innocent good girl. While at first glace Tenley seems that way there was always a bit of a deviant lingering behind the innocent façade. Hayden and Tenley’s relationship starts a little slow. Mostly them circling around each other but when it happens it’s explosive. The sexual chemistry is off the charts but it’s not all just sex with these two. Maybe because of their pasts but they hit the ground running but they both have past and both their pasts come back to bite them both in the arses throughout the book. When they manage to get past one hurdle a massive curve ball is thrown their way and their relationship may not be able to survive it. I was completely absorbed in this story and could not put the book down. I honestly did not think this book was going to pull me in like it did but something just hooked me, I’m not even sure what exactly it was that snagged me but damn I was in it to win it. This book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger and you are left wanting more of Tenley and Hayden! I was seriously stalking NetGalley and Edelweiss hoping the second books popped up sooner rather than later, so I’m so glad it did. My recommendation, wait until they are both out so you can read them back to back, because if you get hooked you are going to want Inked Armor right away!

     

    Rating:

    5 flames

     

    Amanda darkkind

     

    *ARC was provided through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.

     



  • Im Pimping: Leather Girl Kelley

    So today I am supporting my friend Leather Girl Kelley, I was introduced to her work by my friend Tiffany that was wearing some of her work and I feel in love. Does does amazing leather work. I just got to visit her studio when I was out visiting Tiffany and I bought some more stuff. Its really hard to reign myself in. LOL

     

    She has amazing stuff that she can customize for you. I saw a bullet crystal necklace that she did and asked her to make me some earings. Poof a week later they came in the mail and I couldn’t be happier.

     

    The collection:
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    These are hip wallets. You can use them as wallets, you can also hook them to your jeans so they hang on your belt loops or Kayrene will also include a leather strap for a small cross body purse. They are big enough to pit your phone, some cards, cash, keys and chap stick/lip gloss. I’ve found these are perfect for the summer.

     

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    Interested in purchasing anything? Here is her website and Facebook.

     

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leather-Girl-Kelley/103220873047238

    Website: http://leathergirlkelley.com/wp/

     

    Amanda darkkind

     



  • Spotlight and Deal: Rescued from the Dark by Lynda Frazier

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    Rescued from the Dark

    Genre: Romantic Suspense

    Publisher: Black Opal Books

    Publication Date: February 13, 2013

     

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    On Sale for $0.99 February 12 – 16th

    FBI agent Jason Michaels goes undercover with the Irish Mob to get information on their gun smuggling ring. While on assignment he realizes they have joined forces with a known terrorist group manufacturing drugs. He searches for information to tie the two together when he finds they kidnapped a fellow agent, Mercedes Kingsley, the only girl he has ever loved. Jason realizes they’re using Mercy to perfect their dosage and that his cover had been blown. He fights to save her as he takes off on a  journey that will take him up against his enemies, peers and the Agency that he loves, but is willing to give up to bring Mercy back to him.

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    She has no memory of their love…

    Kidnapped by terrorists and sent into a drug-induced coma, FBI intern Mercedes Kingsley awakes with no memory of her ordeal—or the intimate interlude that left her pregnant. Convinced her child was fathered by her ex-fiancé, she walks away from the only man she has ever loved, determined to make things work with her ex, a man the FBI suspects is implicated in her abduction.

    He knows the truth, but no one will listen…

    FBI undercover agent Jason Michaels remembers what Mercy can’t and those memories are breaking his heart. Forced to keep his distance from his lover and their unborn child, Jason risks his life to protect Mercy from a cell of international terrorists who have vowed to get the secrets locked in her memory, no matter the cost. Can Jason convince Mercy to trust him until she remembers their past, or will he lose her to a man who will trap her in a nightmare world of darkness from which there is no escape?

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    He had to get her out of there, but with all the drugs in her system, would she even remember who he was?

    Mercy was lying on the bed. Even in the dim light, he could tell she was pale. Her clothes were wrinkled and her shirt caked with what they forced her to eat. From the looks of the room she fought hard. Damn, he needed to get her out before the drugs took her from him.

    “Mercy, wake up. Come on, open your eyes.” Nothing. She didn’t move. Okay, she’s not going to like this. “You need to wake up and take a shower, so let’s get both done at the same time.”

    He took the chair into the shower and turned it on then went back to the bed. He picked up Mercy, and placed her under the fine mist of cold water. Just what she needed. He held her in the chair as the water flowed over her head, soaking her hair and drizzling down her shoulders. His back was pelted by the spray as he knelt in front of her, but he didn’t care. He shook her shoulders, and she stirred.

    “Good, Mercy. Come on, open your eyes.” He struggled to hold her slippery, wet body in the chair. The T-shirt was soaked and her thin bra could not hide the effects of the cold water. He clenched his jaw tight at the thought of never being able to touch her, love her. She has to remember him, remember them. She struggled against his hold as she started to wake. “I’m not letting you up until you open your eyes. Come on, look at me.”

    Her eyes flew open. They were filled will fear and confusion as she frantically searched the room. Then her head dropped and their eyes met and he knew.

     

    Excerpt:

    An explosion ricocheted behind Jason Michael’s eyes as the pressure mounted in his head. The rush of panic consumed him. He struggled to move, tried to swallow, but nothing. His throat burned as the flames engulfed his lungs. He needed to breathe but couldn’t. Shit. He strained to make out the muffled voice, but the pounding in his ears erased all hope. His head started to spin and he succumbed to the realization, this was it, the end. He won. The flames dampened and his heartbeat slowed as the drums subsided, then the voice became clear.

    “Give it to him now you son of a bitch. What were you thinking? We still need him.”

    In a split second, Jason sucked in a breath, causing stabbing pains to shoot through his chest. Every muscle fiber burned as the cold blast of air shot through his lungs releasing the oxygen his body craved. He arched his back, raising his chest up to pull in more air when his head snapped to the side and the crack from his neck echoed in his ears. The pain ripped through his jaw, racing across his cheekbone. Before he could gather his senses, intense burning set his face on fire. What the hell?

    The slap against his cheek stung, and his eyes snapped open. He wrenched upright, hitting his head on the roof of the SUV. His gaze darted back and forth looking for something familiar until he locked onto the ice-cold stare of the devil himself, Shaun Flanagan.

    Damn, that was close. Jason could not blow his cover, even if it meant he would die as David Logan and not Jason Michaels.

    “You’re finally awake, my boy. We almost lost you,” Shaun cold, emotionless laugh caused Jason’s blood to boil. “You stopped breathing, I think. It’s hard to tell with this new stuff. I hope you’re not too injured. We’ve got work to do.”

    Jason’s vision blurred, but his other senses were sharp. Shaun had known exactly what the drug would do and the burn in Jason’s throat was a harsh reminder. Shaun’s sarcastic tone spoke volumes to him. He was evil and did not play by anyone’s rules but his own. Jason had spent the last two months undercover, playing their games and doing their dirty work to buddy up tight to this family. He’d earned his spot with Thomas Flanagan, but his son Shaun had issues trusting anyone, even his own father.

    Jason’s anger burned inside of him, but he couldn’t afford to make mistakes, not now. He was too close. It’s time to step it up, but first the drugs had to stop. He rubbed his aching jaw with one hand, clenching his other into a fist to hide his visible shaking. He had to get control of this game before he lost everything.

     

    Buy links:

    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFYANMK

    B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rescued-from-the-dark-lynda-kaye-frazier/1114500674?ean=2940016369129

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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    I’m an avid reader of romantic suspense and started writing after a vivid dream. I know, sounds cliché, but that’s how it started.  I work full time at a Cardiology clinic, then at night you will find me in front of my computer. I grew up in Pennsylvania, but now live in Arkansas, surrounded by the Ozark mountains where I get to enjoy the four seasons without a long, cold winter. Other than spending time with my wonderful family, my favorite things to do are writing, reading and listening to music, but my most favorite is going to the beach. Surf, sand and a good book, my stress relief.

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    http://lyndafrazier.blogspot.com

    www.lyndakayefrazier.com

    Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynda-Kaye-Frazier/189048967838229

    Twitter- https://twitter.com/lynda_kaye

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  • Spotlight and Deal Alert: In a Heartbeat by Josie Cara

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    IN A HEARTBEAT

    Author: Josie Cara

    Genre: Woman’s Fiction, Romance

    Publication Date: December 13, 2013

    When debilitating headaches and strange nightmares start wreaking havoc on budding artist Josie Bryant’s life, she begins a downward spiral into depression and helplessness. Her once heavenly relationship with her fiancé – gallery owner Ethan Donnelly – starts to fall apart, and everything Josie held dear starts to systematically fall away.

    After startling information is received about Josie’s past, she and Ethan embark on a quest to gather as much information as possible in a last ditch effort to save their relationship, and possibly Josie’s life.

    Unfortunately, sometimes things are better left alone. Will Josie be able to handle the truth? Will her lifelong need for a loving family be realized, and if so, is it worth the cost? Can Josie and Ethan’s love really conquer all, or will it all come crashing down in a New York minute?

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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    Josie Cara lives in NYC with her family and two King Charles Cavalier dogs, Zak and Zoe. Her love of books has always been a big part of her life but  she never had the time, between working and caring for her children, to concentrate on writing. Now she has the time to take all the stories she’s been writing in her head and put them down on paper; something her family and friends have been encouraging her to do for some time. A whole new world has opened up to her and she is enjoying every minute of it.

    Connect with Josie:

    Website: http://www.josiecarabooks.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JosieCaraAuthor

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JosieCaraAuthor

    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7248495.Josie_Cara

     

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  • ARC Review and Giveaway: Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz

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    Misbehaving: Beatriz and Ben

     

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    Summary:

    Wanted: Adventurous, open-minded man willing to try anything…

    As a popular sex blogger, Beatriz gets paid to have orgasms. So being on deadline the week of her sister’s wedding isn’t as rough as it sounds. There’s just one hitch: Bea’s assignment is to write a review of a sex position manual, but she doesn’t have a plus one to play with.

    The good news: Ben, the one who got away back in college, is also attending stag–and he’s as temptingly gorgeous as ever.

    The bad news: Ben turned down Bea’s offer of graduation night sex five years ago.

    The best news: He’s not planning on making the same mistake twice.

    A red-hot retelling of Much Ado About Nothing for people who love Shakespeare but thought his plays could use a few more sex scenes.

     

    Review:

    Misbehaving by Tiffany is a funny, fun romp back into Reisz’s wonderful twisted imagination. Here we have Bea who freelance writes for a sex blog, last minute she is handed a sex position manual for review for while she is at her little sister’s wedding and *gasp* she doesn’t have anyone to test the positions with. Enter Ben, Ben and Bea had a non-sexual thing in college and the one time Bea approached him to make it sexual he turned her down and she’s never quite forgotten the rejection and Ben has never quite gotten over Bea but he wasn’t ready for her. Now years later both realize they are still attracted to each other and each is free to experience with a sex position manual. It’s supposed to be no strings attached but with each new position new feels are brought to the surface.

    I’ve always enjoyed Tiffany Reisz’s sense of humor but I’ve forgotten how much. The antics of Ben and Bea will have you cracking up but it ends up being the brother in law and bell hop that end up quite the scene stealers with their hilarious quips. We are used to the darker side of humor with Reisz from the Original Sinners Series, but this is pure fun. Reisz does rom-com with just as much enthusiasm as she does the darker humor with OS. Bea and Ben take us on a fun filled sexual journey that starts with their bodies and ends with their hearts. I thrilled enjoyed this short Red Hot Cosmo read and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a steamy funny read.

    Rating:

    4 Flames

     

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    *Review copy provided through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.

     

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    Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from CentreAuthor Picture College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.

    When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).

    If she couldn’t write, she would die.

     

     



  • Spotlight and Giveaway: A Wicked Prelude by Calinda B

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    A WICKED AWAKENING

    The Wicked, #1

    Nominated for Best Fantasy/Urban Fantasy 2013 eFestival of Words Award Nominations!

    Chérie’s got her hands full. Forces of evil want to destroy her. A powerful invisible guardian and his flaming haired associate are messing with her mind. Meanwhile, her gorgeous boyfriend wants to have sex with her all the time. Will she claim her destiny as a passionate, sexually potent cosmic force before darkness consumes her?

    Chérie Abella Manhattan is in for a surprise. She thought she was just an ordinary aerobics instructor and adventure-loving woman living with her handsome, hard-bodied blond lover, Cam Tyson. Turns out she’s one of the most powerful beings in the universe – she’s a Galaxy Dancer, capable of using her potent sexual energy to transform not only herself, but the people she loves.
    When she meets a mysterious, dark-haired man, her life begins a series of strange, unfathomable transformations. She starts to see people who weren’t there a minute ago. She starts to glow when she makes love. She’d always dreamed of being a big deal; she just hadn’t thought she’d be an “out of this world” big deal.
    All she has to do is face a few fears, sort through a few lies, get over a broken heart or two and accept who she is. That’s the easy part. The hard part will be dealing with the sexy, sexy man known as Kayden, who can’t, or just won’t, leave her to her alone.

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    A WICKED BEGINNING

    The Wicked, #2

    Unable to accept his girlfriend’s paranormal abilities as a Galaxy Dancer, Cameron Delaney Tyson took off to explore his own dark demons. Now he’s left with no girlfriend, a lot of time on his hands and a terrifying creature from another galaxy stalking him – something called a Star Dreamling.
    Only through facing this predatory cat-beast can he make amends with his abusive past and claim his powerful future. Will that be enough to be able to win his girlfriend back? Cam Tyson sure hopes so. And he’s willing to risk dying if that’s what it takes to recapture his heart – the beautiful woman and star being known as Chérie Abella Manhattan.

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    Wicked Whispering

    The Wicked, #3

    Six foot five. Dreamy green, gold and blue eyes like a far-away galaxy. Multi-hued hair. The ability to sense the desperate longings and dark secrets of everyone he comes in contact with. Kai Williams has always felt like the family freak. When his old pal Cam Tyson arrives on his Caribbean isle, star dreamling and other-worldly girlfriend in tow, will he embrace the mysterious world he’s being shown, finally accepting his incredible power, or will he sink deep into the darkness that’s threatening to destroy him and all he loves?

    Wicked Whispering will be completely revised and re-released on Dec. 21.

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    A WICKED PRELUDE

    The Wicked Series Prequel

    Publication Date: January 31, 2014

    Bestselling author Calinda B takes us back to the beginning of Chérie and Cam’s relationship, as Chérie Manhattan collides with destiny and is forced to choose between continuing the safety of the known, or embrace an exciting yet terrifying awakening into uncharted abilities and magical possibilities.

    Chérie Manhattan has sworn off men – until she slams into the sexy, blond, hotter than Hell, Cam Tyson. Her choices: play it safe, yet unfulfilled? Or take a chance on mind-blowing, out of this world rapture?

    Her unseen angelic guardian, a powerful male from another dimension, has other plans for her – wake her up to her truth, and fast. He draws upon her latent telepathic abilities, making her feel a bit crazy. He’s got good reason – evil demons, hell bent on her destruction are heading her way.

    Will she take the plunge into passion or fall prey to her doom, taking the entire planet with her? It will take everything she’s got to make the right choice. Will she succeed?

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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    An award-winning web designer and certified SEO specialist, Calinda B has worked in the Internet industry as a web page designer/developer since the early 1990′s. She has also taught web site design and computer graphics at community colleges in Northern California. In addition to writing, Calinda B creates fine art and music, and enjoys scuba diving, kayaking, and bike riding. Calinda B makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with the love of her life and her two cats. She is currently working on the fourth book in The Wicked Series, tentatively entitled A Wicked Ending, or the third book in The Beckoning Series or maybe those are done and she’s working on…. She loves to write and does it daily.

    Website: http://www.calindab.com

    Blog: http://blog.calindab.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CalindaB1

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CalindaBauthor

    Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5200691.Calinda_B_

     

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