Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Welcome to the Flock Hop: Win Stuff

The theme for this hop is Eye Candy. Eye Candy is different for everyone. What one person finds deliciously sexy, another may not. Some like 'em lean and toned, others like 'em thick and squishy. That's right, I said squishy. :-) Some like 'em tall, others like 'em short. Some like 'em old, some like 'em young.

I love a tall man with strong shoulders and some meat on his bones. I also love a tall man who's cut and muscular. It's okay to have more than one preference, right?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Review of the Winged Series by L.M. Pruitt, Books 1-3

My Overall Rating for this Series is 5 Stars
Here's the overall series review summary.

Winged, book one, had me hooked quickly and I was blown away by the story being told. It’s creative, fun, emotional and sexy. The dialogue is fantastic, witty and flows well. I couldn’t wait to read more.

Uprising, book two, jumped right back into the world and the characters’ emotions. It was a little darker than Winged and some seriously surprising and bad sh*t happens in this story and the author makes you feel it - feel for the characters, feel their pain.

Lost, book three, was darker than Uprising, but in a different way than Uprising was darker than Winged. Joanne, the heroine is dealing with personal demons and the demons are winning. In all three books, the author did a great job at making me feel the characters’ emotions. Whether it was happiness, anger, lust, or despair - I felt it.

Simply put, the Winged series is a fantastic read. Pruitt delivers the creativity, the emotion, the action and even some hot sex.

See individual book reviews below.

Book 1
L.M. Pruitt

I fell from the Talmadge Bridge the week before I turned thirty.

I was given a choice: Go to Heaven. Go back to my life in Savannah. Or spend eternity fighting evil under the direction of the archangels.

I chose the demons--and the angels.

I chose the Winged.

Winged Book Two
L.M. Pruitt

I was given a choice: Go to Heaven. Go back to my life in Savannah. Or spend eternity fighting evil under the direction of the archangels.

I chose the demons--and the angels.

I chose the Winged.
In the last year, Joanne Watson has died, fallen in love, fought demons and earned her Wings.

None of that compares to what's coming next....

Life as a member of the Winged isn't perfect--or easy. There's always some new camp drama. There's always a demon ready for a fight. There's always death.

And now there's the Resistance.

Joanne must choose again, this time between her fellow Winged and their burning desire for change or the archangels and the eternal vow she made.

Even in the afterlife, one truth remains--everything ends

Amazon   BN

Uprising was darker than Winged. It had some major upsets and surprises. Pruitt, the author, continues to deliver when it comes to making the reader feel the physical and emotional pain of the characters. I found myself feeling for Raphael's and Joanne's relationship strain even when I wasn't reading. 

I'm disappointed in something that, by the end of the book, I knew what was coming in the third book. I really didn't want it to happen but I can't tell you without a spoiler. My hope is the author will MAKE me want it to happen in the third book. I also found myself connecting with and caring about some of the secondary characters more than I expected to. You should definitely read Winged and then read Uprising!

Winged Book 3
L.M. Pruitt
June 2013

In the last year, Joanne has survived repeated attempts on her life, wholesale slaughter, and the dissolution on the cornerstone of her new existence.

And the hard times are only beginning.

As the line between right and wrong, friend and foe, and good and evil continue to blur, Joanne is forced to face one irrefutable fact.

The hardest demons to fight are the ones you can't see.

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Lost was darker in a different way than Uprising was but I'm not saying that's a bad thing. The author, Pruitt, even added a warning to the beginning of the book. Pruitt has a great writing voice and the dialogue flows and never sounds stilted or forced. I actually found myself teary-eye a few times while reading this due to her skill at making me feel the characters' emotions.

I knew something was coming in this story that I really didn't want and I was annoyed about it. However! Pruitt did a great job at redeeming the character so that I found myself enjoying the thing I was annoyed about. Haha. I can't explain without spoilers. If you read it, you'll probably know what I'm talking about. And you damn sure should read it. Another great story.

About the Author:

L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she's killed bamboo. Twice. As a result, she's not allowed to walk in the gardening department of any store without supervision. She's also not allowed in the card aisle of any grocery store without an escort since she'll spend thirty minutes opening cards and laughing for no good reason. She is the author of the best-selling Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and the Frankie Post series. She continues to make her home in Florida in spite of the heat and mosquitos and shares her home with two cats--one of them smart, the other not so much.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Book Spotlight: Rebecca Zanetti's Twisted + Giveaway

Title: Twisted
Series Dark Protectors, #5.5
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: eKensington
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Maggie is a wolf shifter who was captured and experimented on by the Kurjans. Now that a cure has finally been found for shifters (although not for vampire mates or witches), she can concentrate on creating a new life for herself and finally accepting that her memories are gone forever. Most memories, that is. Sometimes in the hazy world between dreams and dawn, she hears a Scottish voice, dark and deep, that sounds suspiciously like wolf-shifter Terrent Vilks. A man she happened to anger by kidnapping a few years back. Hey, it was for a good cause.

Terrent Vilks knows more than he’s let on for the past several years. After digging for answers, he knows exactly why the demons want Maggie dead. And he remembers his past with Maggie…very well. She is finally where he wants her. Now all he has to do is discover what exactly the Kurjans did to her, beat the demons into so much submission they leave her alone, and get her to fall in love with him. Again. Good thing he’s used to wrangling monsters.

Friday, June 21, 2013

HUGE Giveaway: Bewitching Book Tours Sizzling Summer Giveaway

Bewitching Book Tours Sizzling Summer Giveaway

June 21- July 21 

Rafflecopter Giveaway One: Kindle and swag packs
1 Kindle HD -30 authors joined together to offer a spectacular grand prize A Kindle Fire HD 8.9” screen , Wifi ,16GB $269 value Open to US shipping, if outside US you can receive an equal value Amazon Gift Card
1 huge package of book swag from Bewitching Book Tours filled with fun goodies from Bewitching Book Tours, owner Roxanne Rhoads and numerous Bewitching authors including a Starbucks giftcard from Gina Conkle
4 packages of book swag from Bewitching Book Tours- filled with fun goodies from Bewitching authors
1 mixed swag pack of various book swag from Milly Taiden
1 book swag from Constance Phillips
$15 Amazon gift card from Sky Purington 
Rafflecopter Giveaway Two: Print Books
1 set of Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1) and Blood Rush (Demimonde #2) by Ash Krafton- US Shipping
2 sets of Her Dear & Loving Husband and Her Loving Husband's Curse by Meredith Allard open to US Shipping
1 Kidnapped by Maria Hammarbald us shipping
1 ROGUE ORACLE and DARK ORACLE by Alayna Williams- us shipping
1 EMBERS and SPARKS by Laura Bickle- US shipping
1 Fall of Sky City by SM Blooding US Shipping only
1 signed set of DARK LIGHT OF DAY and FIERY EDGE OF STEEL by Jill Archer
1 Life After the Undead and Death to the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair- US shipping
1 DiSemblance by Shanae Branham
1 Shield: Allie's War, Book Two by JC Andrijeski (or Revik: Allie's War, Early Years) by JC Andrijeski
1 signed copy of VICIOUS CIRCLE by Linda Robertson (or any other title written by her if winner already has VC)
1 DiSemblance by Shanae Branham open to International Shipping
1 The Necromancer’s Seduction by Mimi Sebastian open to International Shipping
2 print copies of The Chosen by Annette Gisby, US/Canada and UK entrants
1 Print or ebook Copy of Night Hawk by JE Taylor to US residents or ebook (mobi or epub) for international folks. If US resident would prefer ebook - that can be done as well.
1 Print or ebook Copy of Hunting Season by JE Taylor to US residents or ebook (mobi or epub) for international folks. If US resident would prefer ebook - that can be done as well
1 Winner’s choice of print or digital (.mobi or .epub) of Royal Street or River Road by Suzanne Johnson, in either U.S. or U.K. editions; open to international.
1 Winner’s Choice of print, audio, or digital (.mobi only) of Redemption, Absolution, Omega, or Storm Force by Susannah Sandlin open to international.
1 All three books in the Phaeton Black, Paranormal Investigator series The Seduction of Phaeton Black, The Moonstone and Miss Jones, The Miss Education of Dr. Exeter by Jillian Stone. Print or eBook any format, reader's choice Ebook open international
Bewitching Giveaway Three: YA Books
1 Signed print copy Portal by Imogen Rose- US Shipping
1 Signed print copy of INITIATION by Imogen Rose- US Shipping
1 print copy Hollow's End by Marianne Morea- US Shipping
5 print copies Visionary Unleashed by N. Dunham US shipping
1 THE HALLOWED ONES by Laura Bickle- US Shipping
1 print copy The Ifs (middle grade book) by JD Pooker
1 print set of Reckoning and Relentless by Molly Hall- US shipping
1 ebook copy of Soul Meaning by AD Starrling
1 ebook copy of King's Crusade by AD Starrling (
1 ebook copy Hollow's End by Marianne Morea
5 ecopies Visionary Unleashed by N. Dunham
5 ecopies of Portal by Imogen Rose
5 ecopies INITIATION by Imogen Rose

Bewitching Books Tours Summer Giveaway Four- Ebooks
1 ebook copy Flashback by Maria Hammarblad
10 ebook copies of Shield: Allie's War, Book Two by JC Andrijeski (or Revik: Allie's War, Early Years)
1 Tyrant of Tarsit (Time travel romance) by Holly Hunt
2 ebooks of New Zealand with a Hobbit Botherer by John Gisby (international)
1 each Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1) and Blood Rush (Demimonde #2) by Ash Krafton
2 copies each Her Dear & Loving Husband and Her Loving Husband's Curse by Meredith Allard
1 Winner’s choice Caged Heat or Wolf Protector by Milly Taiden
1 ecopy Resurrecting Harry by Constance Phillips
1 The Cat's Meow by Stacey Kennedy
1 Stavros is giving away 1 of each- eBook copies of Dead Girl: A Romantic Zombie Tale of Revenge, Blood Junky, and Love in Vein
1 Murder on Mars (A New Orleans Mystery) by MM Shelley
1 Little Red Riding Wolf by Jessica Aspen, mobi or epub available
1 Cindy Spencer Paper is giving away an E-book - winner’s choice of any available on her website.
1 eCopy of The MacLomain Series Boxed Set by Sky Purington (Books 1-4), PDF or gifted to Kindle
5 free copies of DRAGONSTONE by Paula Millhouse : pdf, emobi, ePub
5 ecopies of THREE WISHES by Paula Millhouse pdf, mobi, ePub
1 ecopy SMOKE AND MIRRORS (The Gifted, Book 1) by Marie Treanor
1 ecopy SERAFINA AND THE SILENT VAMPIRE (Serafina’s, Book 1) by Marie Treanor
1 BLOOD GUILT (Blood Hunters, Book 1) by Marie Treanor
1 Annie Nicholas is giving away Reader's choice of any ebook from her backlist winner’s choice of .pdf, epub, mobi.
1 one e-book set of the first two books in the Seven Seals Series (Seal of Destiny and Seal of Surrender) by Traci Douglass
1 ecopy Wucaii by Pembroke Sinclair
2 ebooks of Silent Screams by Annette Gisby (international)
2 ebooks of Shadows of the Rose by Annette Gisby (international)
1 More Than Friends by Jessica Jayne (.epub, .pdf, .mobi)
1 In Flames by Jessica Jayne (.epub, .prc and .pdf)
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mini Interview & Spotlight with Virginia Nelson, Eternal Lovers & Eternal Nights

Author Name: Virginia Nelson
Book Title: Eternal Lovers, Sekhmet's Guardians - Book One 
Length: 446 Pages
Book Title: Eternal Nights, Sekhmet’s Guardians, Book Two
Genre/Subgenre:  Paranormal Romance

Eternal Lovers Blurb

ANCIENT LEGENDS – NEW WORLDS -Humans weren’t the only ones to migrate to America
When two hidden worlds collide near modern day Lake Michigan, Jennifer, a young Native American, is confronted with the reality, not everything is as it seems and things do go bump in the night. The questions she has long since asked are answered in this epic tale of self discovery when she meets Gabriel; the director of Guardians Incorporated.

Born in New Tuat, Netchkhet, now known as Gabriel, came to Earth some five thousand years ago to protect the human race. Disillusioned because of an unfulfilled prophecy, he has become cold and distant -- even from those of his kind. Secretly, he waits for his enemy to take his head so he may leave this world for good.

Can a tiny Selkie melt his hardened heart and restore his faith in a power far greater than himself? When history repeats itself, can he save her from death’s embrace or will they be robbed of a future again?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Review of The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak, Plus Giveaway

The Harvesting
The Harvesting Series, Book 1
Melanie Karsak
Genre: Horror/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Steampunk Press
ISBN-10: 1479327247
ISBN-13: 978-1479327249
Number of pages: 394
Word Count: 71000
Cover Artist: Michael Hall Photography
When mankind finally consumes itself, can any spark of humanity survive? Layla fights to keep those she loves alive when the zombie apocalypse unfolds, but she soon learns that zombies are not the only problem. With mankind silenced, those beings living on the fringe seek to reclaim power. Layla must learn who to trust, fast, if she hopes to save what is left of our kind.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mini Interview & Steamy Excerpt from Dangerously Yours by A.M. Griffin

Dangerously Yours
A.M. Griffin
Sci-fi, Romance, Erotica, Scorching Rating, 62k words
The steamy standalone sequel to Dangerously Mine.

Kane Epps divides his life into two distinct parts—before the alien invasion and after. Before the invasion, he had a pregnant wife and a high-powered job. After the invasion, he’s left with only himself and his hatred for all things alien. He channels his bitterness by captaining a vessel of renegade humans—space pirates who don’t think twice about taking what they need Princess Sa’Mya is on the run. She and a few trusted advisers fled her home planet, only to be captured by the sexy, dangerous Captain Epps. He claims to hate aliens but can’t seem to resist touching her or kissing her…everywhere. As Kane introduces Sa’Mya to ever-increasing, unimaginable realms of pleasure, the princess becomes determined to earn his trust. She’s used to getting what she wants. And this time, what she wants is Kane Epps.
Inside Scoop: This space-opera romance contains male/male sex scenes, girl-on-girl action, group sex and some good old-fashioned voyeurism.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Review of Montana Mustangs, Book 2 in the Nymph Series

Montana Mustangs
The Nymph Series Book 2
Danica Winters
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Length: 60k words
Publication Date: May 6, 2013
Heat Level: Sensual, m/f, HEA

A Nymph.  A woman with the ability to seduce at will, shift to protect, but cursed with the fate to have the man she falls in love with die a tragic death.  As one of the ill-fated nymphs, Aura Montgarten has spent her lifetime drifting from one place to another hiding from love.  Until she meets Dane.

When a body washes up on the shore of a rural Montana lake, police officer Dane Burke is faced with the task of finding the killer—even if it means he will be forced to put his life and heart at risk by working with a drifter.  As the truth of Aura’s Mustang-shifting Nymph ways are revealed, Dane learns exactly the amount of danger he and Aura are in, but can’t force himself to leave a case unsolved when the truth is right outside of his grasp. 

When the killer decides he needs to take another victim—Dane—Aura must choose between their forbidden love and her immortal life…  Can there be life without love, or is death her only choice? 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Bad Boys of Romance Blog Hop

Oh you know you love them. Those "bad boys" of romance. 

And now we're celebrating them and all their naughty deliciousness. Mmmmhmmm. 

Which "bad boy" revs your motor? Is it a hero? Villain? A secondary character?

I'm giving away a $15 BF Cosmetics Gift Card to one lucky winner. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Interview & Giveaway with Alexandra Ivy, author of Darkness Avenged

Author Name: Alexandra Ivy
Series: Guardians of Eternity, Book 10
Genre/Subgenre:  Paranormal Romance

As the demon world celebrates the defeat of the Dark Lord, the vampire Santiago’s mood remains bleak. He still yearns for the sensual, raven-haired Nefri, who has inexplicably disappeared. But brooding for Nefri is a luxury that Santiago does not have. His traitorous sire, Gaius, is unleashing a violent scourge upon the mortal world, and Santiago must stop him before it’s too late...
To her dismay, the all-powerful Oracles have sent Nefri on her own mission to find Gaius, and failure is not an option. Nefri’s search leads her to the vampire’s abandoned lair—and straight into Santiago’s path. It’s clear Santiago intends to seduce her, but then an ancient, banished evil reappears, threatening to thrust the world into a madness it cannot survive...

Monday, June 3, 2013

Giveaway & Review of Demon Untamed by Kiersten Fay

Title: Demon Untamed
Author: Kiersten Fay
Series: Shadow Quest #4
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Sci-fi

Demon Untamed takes readers on a sensual journey that weaves through the first three books in the Shadow Quest series.

Struggling to survive in an unforgiving universe, Ethan has sacrificed his life in pursuit of a single goal: Follow his king's orders and save their people from the ravenous Kayadon overlords. For so long, he's maintained his title and dark reputation as a notorious pirate to put into motion his king's intricate plot. He thought of nothing else... until he met her - the fiery demon who tempts him like no other.

After witnessing her father's brutal murder by the hand of pirates, Sonya has developed a special kind of hatred for their kind. When Ethan, otherwise known as the Pirate King, boards her ship and invades her space with his encompassing presence, she finds herself fighting to keep her distance. Yet she wonders if she even wants to, when he threatens to seduce her mind, body, soul... and most frightening of all, her heart.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Kindle Freebie & Giveaway: Hex and the Single Witch by Roxanne Rhoads

Hex and the Single Witch
Vehicle City Vampires Book One
By Roxanne Rhoads
Publisher: Bewitching Books
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance / Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 83,000

Anwyn Rose is descended from a long line of powerful witches yet she can barely cast spells young witchlings have mastered. She has one functioning witch gift, the power of knowing, which she puts to good use as a Detective on Flint’s Preternatural Investigation Team.

It’s a new era in Vehicle City, supernaturals are running the town.

The P.I.T has their hands full with paranormal crimes. Top priority is a serial killer, who appears to be a vampire, draining young women in the city.

Anwyn is on the case with her sexy partner Detective Mike Malone. Complicating things is her relationship Galen, a vampire who looks more guilty than innocent, although Anwyn trusts her instincts even if her power is on the fritz.

Mysterious spells, compromising situations, and a possible demon on the loose make it hard to focus on the case, but Anwyn has to make things right before the human police execute the wrong vampire.

Hex and the Single Witch contains magick, a little bit of mystery, a lot of supernatural mayhem, and a sexy love triangle that will leave you wanting more.

Excerpt Featuring Mike Malone:
“You should have told me why you hate vampires so much. It was during the Hysteria wasn’t it?” The damn Hysteria ruined and destroyed so many lives all thanks to a bunch of power hungry vampires and Others who thought it was a good idea to let humans know they existed. Like the witch hunts, the burning times from before hadn’t proven that was a bad idea. But, no, they thought a new, modern generation of humans could handle it.
The Hysteria proved humans hadn’t evolved much. Of course, neither had the Others.
“Yeah,” he said into his hands.
“You know I lost my dad to vampires at the end. At the last battle. The rogues had the humans all riled up. No one knew what was going on, the riot started and there was this group of mercenaries, humans killing anything that moved. My dad’s team tried to get them out of there, but as soon as they realized vampires and Others were on the police squad the mercenaries decided to wipe everyone out. My dad was shot and while he was down rogue vampires finished him off.”
“Then how can you still be close to them?” Mike sneered.
“Humans played their part in his death too, Mike. Can I shut myself off from the world and hate everyone? It’s unrealistic. I understand your hate, but they are not all bad.”
“They all drink blood. They are monsters designed to kill humans.” His snarl looked ferocious.
I had not realized his hate ran so deep.
“And humans are designed to kill animals and each other. Doesn’t mean we all do.” Stubborn man.
“Anwyn, I’m sorry I can’t look at them the way you do.” He glanced at me then stared at the floor.
I touched his face gently and made him look at me. “Mike you can’t carry pain and anger around with you forever. Believe me, I know. I dragged it around with me for a long time. I lost both my dad and my mom that night. Even though my mom still lives and breathes, she’s not the same. But I can’t change it, and I can’t hate everyone for it. I just have to accept it. I took this job to try and prevent other kids from growing up with this pain and anger. Isn’t that why you took this job too? You know we have to fight the bad guys and take help from all the good guys we can, right?”
“Yeah,” he muttered.
I caressed his strong jaw. Goddess, he was a beautiful man. And more complex and tender than I had thought. I took off his top hat and laid it on the desk so I could run my fingers through his wild wavy hair. The move startled Mike and he looked at me with a puzzled expression on his face for a moment before heat flared in his eyes.
As soon as I saw the flames in his eyes my body responded. A burning need rose inside me, an ache suddenly needed to be filled.
Mike’s expression changed into one that promised deliciously wicked things. Hot damn.

If you enjoy ALL things paranormal with an erotic twist, then this is definitely the read for you! It has a darker side to the Paranormal world, but still has plenty of humour and mystery thrown in to keep you wanting more. ~ Nomi’s Pararanormal Palace
Hex and the Single Witch had a little bit of everything from romance, murder and snarky one liners. If you are looking for a quick, steamy and well fleshed out plot to read then you should give Anwyn, Mike and the others a go in the first book of the Vehicle City Vampires series. ~The Book Nympho
This book is fun and full of all things supernatural and smexy! Featuring not one, but two sexy men to keep you squirming in your seat wanting more. The heat level was a lot higher in this book than I was expecting, but hey I'm not complaining! ~Book Liaison
From beginning to end the pages of Hex and the Single Witch were full of supernatural creatures, fun sexy music, action, mystery, smokin hot scenes, and magic. This book has something for everyone age 18 and over. Simply put Hex and the Single Witch was fun, witty, and hot. ~ Brenda Demko
Reviews from Amazon
I loved everything about this book and really can't wait for the next instalment. ” ~ sarah brown
No one told me to have a glass of ice water at my side while reading Hex and the Single Witch. By the time I realized how much heat this book generates, I was too engrossed to put it down and too busy turning pages to go to the kitchen. Passion, desire and hot, steamy sex are a big part of this book but there's so much more. The sign of good Erotica is removing the sex and seeing if you still have a story, otherwise it's just porn. Hex and the Single Witch delivers a great story. This paranormal thriller will keep you guessing on a couple of levels and leave you anxiously awaiting the next release.  ~ Deborah Sanders 
This was a great book that left me wanting more!! Good writing, great characters and a good story... ready to read more!!!! ~ HB 
This book really grabs you from the start and makes you hold on tight for the ride. Can't wait for the next one :) ~ Jen b 
Roxanne Rhoads spins book one of her riveting tale that captivates you at the beginning that I can't wait for book two! ~Linda Bass 
Author Bio
Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these words describe book publicist and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.
When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read, promote and review what others write.
Roxanne is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours and operates Fang-tastic Books, a book blog dedicated to paranormal and urban fantasy books.
When not reading, writing, or promoting Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.

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