Friday, May 31, 2013

Interview with Virginia Nelson, author of Eternal Nights, Sekhmet's Guardians Series


Author Name:  V.S. Nelson
Book Name: Eternal Nights – Sekhmet’s Guardians – Book Two
Genre: steamy paranormal romance
Subgenre: urban fantasy


With each passing day Jessica’s consciousness grew stronger. For twenty years she was content to remain as she was—trapped inside another. The life she led came to an abrupt end the moment she laid eyes on Raphael. At first she suspected they were destined to be together--his gentle touch confirmed it. Although he didn’t know it, he ignited waves of a fiery passion that burned deep into her soul. It became brighter every day, giving her the strength she needed. Somehow she would find a way to free herself from her grandmother’s powerful magic.

Since her birth she learned vicariously from observing others of her kind and until now she was satisfied with the life she led. She had everything one would need to live a meaningful life without the stress the human world inflicts on its inhabitants. With each passing day her obsession to be more than she was, intensified. Jessica knew she was gifted with her race's abilities to communicate with others but until now she had never used them. They say practice makes perfect and she was at a point now where she could make her presence known—at least to him.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sweaty Nights Blog Hop

http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/p/sweaty-nights.htmlI'm excited to be a part of the "Sweaty Nights Blog Hop" today.

I'm giving away a $15 BF Cosmetics Gift Card to one person. Simply enter using the Rafflecopter below. Also, don't forget to enter the main contest for more prizes!

Here's a steamy excerpt from my short novel, Araya's Addiction.


Watching her expression of ecstasy blew him away. So untamed. He’d never been as intrigued and turned on by any of his other sexual encounters. This female—this demon—sunk her claws into him and pricked all the right nerves.

“Not yet,” he said against her clit. “I want your sweet cunt to weep with desire for me, Araya. I want you to desire me like you’ll never desire another,” he said as he plunged his tongue inside her slick opening.

“Oh god,” she wailed, thrusting her hips, making his tongue go deeper. “I do. Please,” she panted. “I want…”

“Tell me,” he encouraged her. “Tell me what you want and I’ll give it to you.”

“I want to feel you. Need to know…”

He drew her clit into his mouth, rolling his tongue slowly over the engorged bud. He wanted her to want him like no other, wanted to know, without a doubt, she wouldn’t be able to say he tricked her into this. The fantasy didn’t work unless she was mindless with lust and emotion for him. 



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Interview with Ashlynne Laynne author of Blood Promise, Progeny Series #3



Ashlynne Laynne
Blood Promise (Progeny Series #3)
Erotic Romance Paranormal, IR/MC

“Their love is fated by an ancient prophecy. Now the promise is fulfilled.”


Ascher Rousseau is a half-human, half vampire whose life has been a series of prophecies and predictions. After finding incredible love and passion with Shauna—a Wiccan with powers beyond anything he’s ever known—he seals to her and hopes for happiness. But his enemies seek to destroy all that he loves, and he finds that happiness never lasts for long.
Darkness is descending and a vampiric revolution is nearing. A new brood of hatchlings is born to join their darkling brothers, in preparation for war. A preordained chain of events is set into motion that could lead to the rise of the demonic “cloaked one” and his half-human fallen children, while ending humanity—as we know it.
Can a supernatural love and the loyal bond of a family save the Rousseaus and the world from certain extinction?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Review of The Descendant by Kelley Grealis


Title: The Descendant
Author: Kelley Grealis
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 288 pages
Cover design by A BCD Creative
Edited by Jenny Bengen-Albert
ISBN-13: 978-0-615-61236-2


Allison Carmichael wakes from a car wreck with no memory of the past three years. She doesn’t recall her husband’s death or how she alienated her friends, and she definitely doesn’t remember anything about her new boyfriend Vincent Drake – a charismatic man with a penchant for rare and unique possessions. In fact, the only things familiar to Allison are her seemingly common ailments – insomnia, lack of appetite, erratic body temperature – which have gone undiagnosed and are worsening.

But Vincent knows exactly who, and what, Allison is – a mortal descendant of the first vampire. He is a vampire who has watched over Allison and her ancestors since the Biblical times of Cain and Abel ensuring their secret is kept. Once he realizes Allison’s symptoms are accelerating and transforming her, he’ll stop at nothing to have her.

Vincent tells Allison that she is a descendant and the first of her kind to exhibit signs of vampirism. Her worsening symptoms mean that she must decide between risking her mortal death if she cannot control her symptoms or fully transforming into a vampire and damning her soul for eternity. A decision made even more difficult when Allison discovers that Vincent has manipulated her life, and everyone in it, so that he can have the one thing no one else in the world has – the first descendant-turned-vampire.


Review
There are a lot of good things about The Descendant. Allison's weird illness, the sexy, mysterious stranger at the party, Allison's confusion after the car wreck, the Garden of Eden story line, and the biblical twist on vampire lore was super creative.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Spotlight: Demon Within by Rebecca Royce


Demon Within
Rebecca Royce
Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Dakota Daniels is an exorcist. Or at least she used to be, until a demon destroyed her life, killing her mother and sending her into hiding. She never knows what’s around the next corner or whether she’ll live through the night.


Brady Knox, billionaire tech guru and media darling, is a man used to getting what he wants. Except when it comes to his sister, Sydney. She is the secret he never tells a soul. After all, how do you tell the world your sister has been possessed since she was ten years old without seeming like a lunatic?
When Brady seeks out Dakota’s assistance, he expects to get what he wants. When she doesn’t comply, he’s willing to use every resource at his disposal—even if that means seducing her into doing what he wants.
About the Author:
As a teenager, Rebecca Royce would hide in her room to read her favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework. She hopes, these days, that her parents think it was well worth it.
Rebecca is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to be married to her best friend. They’ve just moved to Texas where Rebecca is discovering a new love for barbecue!
She's in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and tries to use all of these elements in her writing. She's been told she's a little bloodthirsty so she hopes that when you read her work you'll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. Rebecca loves to write series because she loves to see characters develop over time and it always makes her happy to see her favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.
In Rebecca Royce's world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Review of Love is Darkness by Caroline Hanson

Love is Darkness
The Valerie Dearborn Trilogy, Book 1
Caroline Hanson
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Host of the Hills
ISBN: 9781465819901 ASIN: B005JMJ046
Number of pages: 322 Word Count: 90,000
Cover Artist: Phat Puppy Art

Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life, but it’s more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and—if not prepared exactly right—deadly.

In London for graduate school, Val knows she's finally free. Her father and ex-almost-boyfriend are back in California and she's out of the Vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she?

She draws the attention of Lucas, a 1600 year old Vampire, and King to his kind. He’s also wicked hot. As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can't refuse— help him find out if the Others (Empaths, Fey and Werewolves) still exist or he'll stop protecting those she loves.

Lucas tells her that Empaths were a Vampire’s biggest weakness before going extinct hundreds of years ago. While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a Vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming with emotions at will. The one detail he leaves out? Valerie is an Empath.

And after 1600 years of an emotionless existence, Lucas wants Valerie like a recovering alcoholic wants a wine cooler.

Can she keep those she loves alive, stop Lucas from munching on her, survive a fanged revolution and still find a way to have that boring, normal life she’s always wanted? Probably not, but boy is she gonna try!
This is a full length novel and contains adult content.

Wet & Wild Blog Hop - Win Stuff



Welcome to my stop on the Wet & Wild Blog Hop.

Be sure to enter the giveaways below!

Have you ever watched an Incubus shower? No? Well, the heroine in my erotic paranormal romance - Araya's Addiction, did. And she definitely found it to be wet & wild! 

Here's an excerpt...


Araya reached the door and the sight that met her eyes almost floored her. Through the fog of the glass shower door, she watched Kean’s muscled form beneath the flow of water, his head bent forward, one hand pressed against the shower wall in front of him. The other hand gripped his shaft. He pumped it with long, slow strokes from base to tip, sometimes lingering at the head.


His eyes opened as if he sensed her presence, and he inclined his head toward her. She wanted to close the door, but the alluring scene held her captive, her feet frozen in place. He stopped stroking himself just long enough to slide open the shower door, giving her a completely unobstructed view of the water running down his muscled body, running off the thick head of his erection.

Not only did her mouth water, her pussy ached and flooded with desire.


He resumed the stroking, faster this time, sometimes breaking the motion to slide his fingers over his balls. She saw the muscles in his arm tense as he squeezed and stroked harder, faster.


His strained voice startled her out of her daze. “If you want it, hurry.”

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Felicity Heaton's Unleash


Title: Unleash
Author: Felicity Heaton
Series:  Vampire Erotic Theatre, #6 (final book in series)
Genre:  Paranormal Romance/Erotica

A powerful vampire lost deep in his bloodlust, Snow is a savage animal, mindless with rage and a thirst for violence, and trapped with no hope of awakening from an endless nightmare… until a song draws him up from the abyss, restoring his sanity but leaving him haunted by the sweet feminine scent of lilies and snow, and fragmented familiar lyrics.

When the mysterious and beautiful songstress reappears in Snow’s room at Vampirerotique, she awakens a fierce protective streak and stirs dark desires that drive him to claim her as his female, even when he knows his touch will destroy her innocence.

A single forbidden taste is all it takes to unleash emotions in Aurora that she shouldn’t possess, tearing her between duty and desire, and luring her into surrendering to her wildfire passion and embracing hungers that burn so hotly they threaten to consume them both.

One act of kindness can lead to one thousand acts of sin though, each a black mark against the bearer’s soul and another grain of sand that slips through an hourglass. The clock is ticking and time is almost up. Can beauty save the beast?

Friday, May 17, 2013

Spotlight of Dark Flight, Book 3 of The Shadow Slayers by Cassi Carver


Dark Flight
The Shadow Slayers, Book 3
Cassi Carver
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date of Publication: May 21,2013
ISBN: 978-1-61921-550-4
ASIN: B00B99RJPK
Number of pages: 263 pages
Word Count: 83,000
Cover Artist: Angela Waters

In a world of shadows, a pure heart can be the most dangerous weapon of all.


Kara has been training for months to help take down Brakken—the merciless black-wing who is making life hell for the Demi├íre. But when Julian discovers a scout has been tracking Kara, he wants her out of the fight—even if it means breaking her heart in the process.

Gavin isn’t much better. He’s already lost so much to Brakken and has no intention of allowing the woman he loves to be the next sacrifice. He and Julian have their hands full trying to fight Brakken’s army and keep Kara safe, especially after her recent visit to the mythical white-wings. Since her return, she’s been acting decidedly…strange.

With a terrible battle looming, Kara doesn’t have time to think about her conflicted feelings for Gavin and Julian—or the fact that she’s developed an unnatural taste for Gavin’s blood. But if she thought it was complicated evading mysterious scouts and fending off vicious black-wings, she’s learning that’s nothing compared to loving two strong-willed men.

Product Warnings: This book contains angels that aren’t what they seem, a heroine with mad midwifery skills, and a metamorphosis that will change life as we knew it.

Absolutely Erotic Blog Hop - Win Prizes - Interview with Tara Quan

Welcome to my stop on the Absolutely Erotic Blog Hop, where we’re showcasing erotica and erotic romance authors from the Absolute Write forums. Each day, interviews will be posted, and when it’s all said and done, some lucky commenter will win a huge prize!  Click here for the entire blog schedule and details about the contents of the prize, and how to win an armload of ebooks, a $25 Amazon gift card, and more.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kindle Freebie May 14-18! Stranger at the Hell Gate by Ash Krafton


Stranger at the Hell Gate
Ash Krafton


Genre: urban fantasy
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: March 2013
ASIN: B00C14X6SG
Word Count: 20000
Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor
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Jagger Sintallon, a half-demon warrior, has dedicated his existence to fighting demons who enter the world through Hell gates. A loner of conflicting ideals, he offers shelter to a troubled woman but knows he is too rough, too dangerous, and too cocky for her delicate nature.


Dedicated to Divine Will, Sonya Camael, a Seraph, is determined to discover why she is drawn to Jagger's doorstep and the reason behind her mission. She needs the demon's help but fears he may get himself killed before she can figure it out and the world slips into Hell's dominion.
Sonya faces grave danger with evil stalking her every move, and Jagger shouldn't care but realizes he cares more than he'd likely admit. Sonya knows Jagger cannot win this war alone, but will her divine intervention mean his imminent end? Or will just the right combination of Heaven and Hell set the world right once again?

Sinful Sirens Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Sinful Sirens blog hop.


Here's a list of some of the best books I've read so far in 2013. Some are scorching hot, some are just fantastic reads.

1. Touched by AJ Aalto
    Paranormal Urban Fantasy
2. Winged by LM Pruitt
    Paranormal Romance
3. Rising Green by Sabrina York
    Erotic Horror
4. Awaken the Demon by Sheila Stewart
    Paranormal Romance
5. The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak
     Paranormal Urban Fantasy


I highly recommend the above listed books. I also recommend my erotic paranormal romance, Araya's Addiction. :-)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mini Interview + Book Spotlight w Cristal Ryder

Author Name: Cristal Ryder
Book Titles: Being Ariana & Being Bound
Genre/Subgenre:  Erotic Romance with BDSM Elements
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Hi Cristal. Thanks for being here today to talk about your books Being Ariana and Being Bound!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Review of Perfect Misfits by Lawna Mackie



Title: Perfect Misfits
Author: Lawna Mackie
Genre: romantic fantasy
ASIN: B00A323JIA
Number of pages: 272
Word Count:  47853
Cover Artist: Myriah Reed


Book Description


Ryder, commander of the Levarian legion of gargoyles, has a problem. He keeps dreaming on duty…and falling…neither of which gargoyles ever do. Every dream is of the same woman, and every time, it brings on red-hot, searing pain in the crescent-shaped scar on his palm. Driven to find the woman and the reason for his bizarre dreams, he lets himself fall…


…right through to a place he never knew existed…to the woman of his dreams.


Labeled a misfit, Tempest was snatched away as a child and imprisoned in the hidden realm of Misfit Mountain. Locked up by Fedor, the ruler of the kingdom, who intends to take her as his bride, she has no choice but to brave the dangerous snow and ice of the Mountain to escape. Despairing, faced with the impossible choices of Fedor or death, love is the last thing on her mind, until Ryder snatches her from the air and into a whole new realm of feeling.

Can Ryder find the key to freeing her and save them both?

Review
Perfect Misfits is a cute fantasy romance with several interesting characters. Rogue, a gargdog, was probably my favorite character. I love it when authors write animals into their stories and Rogue made me smile. Tempest, the heroine, learns that maybe being a misfit isn't so bad and Ryder, the hero, learns a little something about love. There were a few awkward phrases and passive sentences that could have knocked my socks off it changed up a little but it was fun enough to get over that. Perfect Misfits is my first gargoyle romance and I'll definitely be looking for more. Perfect Misfits has pixies, gargoyles, a gargdog, trolls, a villain and a little sex, all set in a world that took a lot of imagination to create. Definitely worth reading.



About the Author:
I have always believed in fairy tales and when I got tired of the old ones I made up my own. Each story would have a hero and heroine, but they were anything but typical.

I devoured my first romance novel when I was a teenager and soon discovered I couldn’t read them fast enough. Years later I stumbled across my first paranormal romance…an injustice would be done if I tried to explain my joy when I found this genre of romance. Now writing any type of love story is my passion, whether it’s paranormal, fantasy, historical or contemporary–for me it’s all about LOVE and a happy-ever-after.

I am truly blessed. My husband is my hero in every story. My family and my precious animals are my inspiration. We live on a small acreage in Didsbury, Alberta, with Dozer, Daisy, Mandarin and Peppers.

Happy reading everyone, I would love to hear from you.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

How WriteWay Pro Helps Me Write a Synopsis #writewaypro @writewaypro


Ask a writer what one of their least favorite things to do is and many of them will tell you it’s writing a synopsis for their book. It’s often referred to as the “dreaded synopsis”. The prospect of breaking their entire story down to two or three pages is horrifying to some.

I had to write my first synopsis when submitting Araya’s Addiction, an erotic paranormal romance, to a publisher and didn’t really know how so I scoured the internet for tips and advice. Almost every article I came across mentioned how dreaded and hated synopsis writing was by authors and it scared me. I was thinking, “Oh crap. This is going to be the worst thing ever. Eevvveeerrrr.”

Luckily, I use WriteWay Pro and realized it could be a huge help in writing that scary synopsis.

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With WriteWay Pro, out to the left of your manuscript is a scene tree. That’s right, I call it a scene tree. I’m sure WriteWay calls it something more sensible like an outline but whatever. You can label each individual scene and chapter with a fairly long title. I use it to very briefly describe what’s happening in each scene.

So when it comes time to write my synopsis, I simply export the scene tree to a word document and begin rewriting and expanding each scene title. At the end, I have a synopsis. Easy peasy.

Now, I’m not saying my synopses are the most fantastic things since puppy love, lite beer or white chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups but my editor hasn’t yet cringed in utter horror at the prospect of reading them. At least, not that she’s told me.

For more information on WriteWay Pro: http://www.writewaypro.com/
For more information on Araya’s Addiction: http://www.jocelyndex.com

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Review & Giveaway of Deer in the Headlights by Staci Hart


What do the Greek gods do when they're bored? Because they're always bored, so humans are the perfect players in their games.
Aphrodite owns love; she hasn't lost a competition on her turf in over three millennia. Apollo is on a mission to win. He's counting on it to finally get the one woman he's never been able to have. The two gods will choose their human players, and if Aphrodite can't get them together before the clock runs out, Apollo will get his way. And Aphrodite couldn't have that.


Lex and Dean are perfect for each other, they just don't know it yet. Dean is a perpetual bachelor, and a brooding, beautiful rock star. Lex is always with a man, but she'll never fully give herself up. Aphrodite has her work cut out for her, but if she can't make it work, no one can.
The gods have their own drama. Apollo killed Aprhodite's mortal love - they've got beef that's been dragging on for thousands of years. Ares, the douchebag, is forever trying to pick a fight, and trying to get Aphrodite into bed. And Persephone, Aphrodite's best friend, is the one person who Aphrodite shares everything with.
Follow the gods as they fight, laugh, cry, lose,  love, gain power, and make a mess with humans.

Review
I loved the idea for Deer in the Headlights. Bored Greek gods using humans as players in a game/bet. Fun right? And it was fun. I enjoyed the personalities of the gods and how they really didn't act all that god-like. There were some pretty funny phrases uttered by them. Loved Aphrodite's dog too. Neat idea. :-)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Mini Interview with Gary Starta, author of Demon Inhibitions, plus Giveaway

Demon Inhibitions
Gary Starta
Genre: Paranormal

ISBN: 9781301635887
ASIN: B00BVAYAVI
Number of pages: 225
Word Count: 83,000
Cover Artist: Exquisite Ebook Creations

Most people don't travel to another universe to get a new job, house and boyfriend but psychic investigator Caitlin Diggs did. 

Now she's living the life of her alternate self, working for the FBI's Preternatural Division where her first case just happens to include chasing a genetically engineered man hell bent on stealing souls. Well, there had to be consequences.


Mini Interview

Q: Do you have any favorite quotes or lines from Demon Inhibitions? If so, please share one or two.
A: Agent Diggs bending the truth for a nosy neighbor. “It’s always been my dream to live in a quiet town somewhere near the ocean.” I lied.
The only dreams I have are ones where worlds blow up and people die the most horrible deaths.


Q: Name two things Caitlin, the heroine, can’t live without.
A:  Chocolate. Her favorite sneakers.

Q: Convince readers to buy your book in 25 words or less.
A: An alternate reality can be dark or light, dreams and fears. It’s in our human nature as readers to jump through that portal!

Q: What’s one of your biggest fears?
A: Living in a different reality where I didn’t write or like fantasy/paranormal novels!

Giveaway
Gary is giving away one copy of Demon Inhibitions. Leave a comment to win!

Book Trailer


About the Author
Gary Starta is a former journalist who writes paranormal fiction with a blend of SCI FI, Fantasy, Mystery and Romance.





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