Saturday, October 22, 2016

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

Halloween is a time to celebrate paranormal romances. There are so so many amazing PNR reads. Here are 5 paranormal romances you should read:

1) Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward- JR Ward is a trail blazer, and her Black Dagger Brotherhood has become an archetype for the genre. We could pick any of her novels of the BDB brotherhood for this list, but this one in particular is my personal favorite. The hero who is hands down the scariest and most unstable of the Brothers has an emotional journey in this book that makes for an unforgettable read.

2) Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon - I'm hesitant to recommend read this before you read the many other Dark Hunter books as there's been a lot of lead up to finally getting Acheron's story. He's a god. He's complicated and his relationship with the one woman who can crack his exterior is a 700 page adventure.

3) Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning - Why? Because it's a classic time travel romance. And it's got a Scottish Highlander. It's the first in her Highlander series.

4) Dark Prince by Christine Feehan - This is the first in her  Dark Series. This series is so popular she's written 30 books. Yep, thirty.

5) A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - It's just good. Complex, fascinating...

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Laura Kaye's Rough Rider Series: A Sale, A Preorder and a Note from the Author!



It's Laura Kaye’s time. 

ride-hard-coverRIDE HARD, the first novel in Laura’s Raven Riders Series, is on sale for  $1.99! 

And you can now pre-order RIDE ROUGH, the second novel in the Raven Riders Series releasing April 25, 2017! 

Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers—the only family he’s got—as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.

Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.

The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before…

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 A NOTE FROM LAURA KAYE: OMG you guys! I’m so excited! Because the first book in my new Raven Riders series is on sale for the first time AND I’ve got an advance excerpt from the second book here for you to enjoy! The Raven Riders is a new sexy contemporary romance series, and a spin-off from my Hard Ink world, about a different kind of a motorcycle club with a protective mission. Ride Hard tells the story of a naïve woman on the run who’s been rescued by the jaded and tormented president of the Raven Riders, who learns that she’s strong enough to save herself and the man she loves, too. Ride Rough is a second-chance love story that is so hot and emotional that I absolutely adored writing it! I hope you’ll check both out! Now, enjoy this delicious tease from Ride Rough, coming 4/25/17, and grab your copies of BOTH! Thanks for reading! ~ Laura Kaye 

ride-rough-coverForced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.

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It was one of Maverick’s favorite dreams.

He and Alexa had gone up to Swallow Falls in Western Maryland for a weekend getaway and were staying in one of the mini cabins at the state park. After a day of hiking and swimming and picnicking outside, they’d come back to their cabin tired and ready to crash, but getting naked for showers had sidetracked them for hours. And even once they finally fell asleep, Maverick was hard and ready every time he woke up, and he took her again and again, falling asleep still buried inside her . . .

And fuck if he wasn’t ready right now.

He burrowed his face in Alexa’s soft hair and banded his arm around her stomach. His hand filled with the soft mound of her breast. He pulled her back against his chest and ground his erection against the swell of her ass.

“Maverick,” she moaned.

Hell, yeah. He nuzzled her neck, kissed her there, tasting and nipping and sucking. God, he needed in her. “Fuck, Alexa,” he whispered.

Her hand gripped his. “Maverick.”

He rolled her under him and crawled on top of her, his body falling into the cradle of her spread thighs.

“Uh, Maverick.”

He frowned and kissed her jaw, her cheek, her mouth.

It was the kiss that did it. Something wasn’t right. The memory playing out in his sleep-fogged mind didn’t feel like the reality confronting his physical senses. His eyes blinked open.

And he found himself lying on top of Alexa. Not in the cabin at Swallow Falls years before. In the gray morning light of his house. Her wide hazel eyes stared up at him.

He reared off of her in an instant. “Fuck,” he said, coming to stand by the couch. Alexa looked stunned—and so fucking sexy that Maverick barely resisted crawling back on top of her. She lay on her back in his clothes, on his couch, her knees drawn up and falling out, her hair sleep-mussed and sexy. Jesus. He adjusted himself, unable to hide his raging hard-on, and scrubbed at his face. “Goddamn dream. I’m sorry, Alexa. I didn’t mean to do that.”

“You . . . you were dreaming. Of me?” she whispered.

His gaze narrowed. “Don’t ask a question you don’t want the answer to.”

She swallowed and licked her lips. “What if I do want it? The answer,” she added.

Years of need and longing roared through Maverick like a drug he’d mainlined. His thoughts spilled out unfiltered. “Damnit, Al. You’re laying there in my clothes in my house with your thighs spread after I’ve just woken up holding you. My skin smells like you. And I’m sporting an erection because of you. Don’t fuck with me.” The words came out harsher than he intended, but she couldn’t play with him. Not on this. Not when he cared so much. Not when he wanted so much.

Her mouth dropped open and her chest rose and fell a little quicker. “I’m not playing a game. I want to know.”

Planting his hands on his hips, Maverick studied her. Her beautiful, languid body. Her pretty, open face. Her eyes, honest and free of pretense. He felt pulled in a million directions. Between wrong and right, between taking advantage and taking care, between giving in and opening himself up to a world of hurt. “I was dreaming of you. Of us. Up at Swallow Falls.”

“That night we—”

“Yes,” he growled.


Fuck.” He dropped his chin to his chest and closed his eyes. Trying to be bigger than his base needs. Trying to put her before himself. “Whatever is about to come out of your mouth is not a good idea.”


“I mean it, Al—”

“Maverick!” she nearly yelled. “Listen to me.”

His gaze cut up to hers in time to see her sit up a little and take off her shirt. Well, his shirt. Then she laid back again, her eyes on him, drinking him in, inviting him in. “What if I do want it?” she whispered.

Something inside him snapped.

He was on her in a second. Body covering hers. Hands going to her warm skin. Mouth tasting her everywhere—her shoulder, her throat, her cheek. His chest pressed against her breasts, her hard nipples evident, her excitement palpable. And then his mouth found hers. On a triumphant groan, he claimed her, his lips sucking, his tongue penetrating. His big hand found her breast and kneaded at the soft mound.

And Alexa was right there with him. Moaning, kissing him, clutching on to him. Her thighs wrapped around his hips and her fingers twisted in his hair.

Bad idea bad idea such a fucking bad idea.

Why did bad ideas have to feel so good?




laura-kaye-headshotAbout Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.      

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Monday, October 17, 2016

New release: Three Simple Words by A.J. Pine





She's holding out for a happy ever after. Annie I know where to find my happily ever after—between the pages of a romance novel. It’s why I sell books, why I blog about them, and why I’ll never get disappointed by love. So what if my brother’s best friend from high school is now a bestselling author? Or that he just blew back into town on a Harley, filling out a pair of jeans like he never did before? Or that he’s agreed to do a signing at my bookstore on such short notice? Because despite all his adoring female fans, I kind of hated his book. Wes The last time I saw Annie Denning, she was a senior in high school, three years older than me and way out of my league. Now I’m her last-minute date to a wedding, and what started as a night of pure fun has turned into something more real than either of us anticipated. Annie is my muse. When I’m with her, my writer’s block fades away, and the words finally flow. The only problem? She wants the fairy tale—her very own happily ever after—and anyone who’s read my book knows the truth. I just don’t believe they exist.

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three-simple-words-4-done-1 Each book in the Kingston Ale House series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. The Kingston Ale House novels by author A.J. Pine: Book one: The One That Got Away Book two: Six Month Rule Book three: Three Simple Words

About A.J. Pine:

AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, the books she writes have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes). And a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires, superheroes, and a certain high-functioning sociopath detective. You’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago ‘burbs. AJ Pine is the author of the If Only series, the Only You series, and the current Kingston Ale House series.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall Into Romance Blog Hop

What a delight to remember the books that brought me into the genre and kept me there. The first romance reads for me were Jude Devereaux classics:

Followed by discovery of the paranormal romance sub genre and those that roped me in:

What novels got you hooked on romance?

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Monday, October 10, 2016

New Release: Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding


Victoria Davies gives us a new witty, sexy, and romantic read!

  About Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding:
 Darian King has never met a challenge he couldn’t handle. Running a billion-dollar corporation? Piece of cake. Hostile takeovers? A walk in the park. But when his little sister begs him to plan her wedding, Darian finds himself less than prepared for the task. Luckily, he knows just who to ask for help. Allison Reed wants nothing more than to leave King Enterprises behind. Being the personal assistant to a man like Darian is a 24/7 job. Asking her to help plan a wedding is simply the icing on the stress-filled cake but to leave she needs a glowing reference and will do anything to get it. Even plan a wedding with the man of her dreams. Stepping outside the office has unexpected consequences. Darian doesn’t believe in relationships, yet he’s starting to see Allison in a whole new light. But he doesn’t know her secret, and she fears that by the time the vows are exchanged, she won’t just be leaving her job behind but her heart as well.

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  About the author:
 Victoria Davies’s passion for writing started young. Luckily she had a family who encouraged believing in magic and embracing imagination. From stories quickly scribbled in diaries, her love of storytelling developed. Since then her characters may have evolved and her plots may have grown decidedly more steamy but she never lost her love of the written word. Writing is not only a way to silence the wonderful voices in her head, but it also allows her to share her passions with her readers. Currently she writes from Toronto, Canada. While she has a healthy love for the unknown, this corner of the world will always be her home.
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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Books to Movies Giveaway Hop

Books to movies...I'm always thrilled to see the realization of a book I loved to the big screen. Maybe it's because I'm a movie nut. All right, there's also trepidation they'll change the story or cast poorly, but sometimes it's done well (they paid attention to the author):

When the actor in the movie perfectly matches the character in the book.

And sometimes the movie has absolutely nothing to do with the book:

What book made into a movie do you think did a  GOOD job representing the book?

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New release: Review & Giveaway: His Seductive Target by Nichole Severn

The second in Nichole Severn's Afterlife series has arrived!

What it's about:

NYPD Homicide Detective Veranika Russo used to hunt monsters every day on the job. Even though she’s been suspended from active duty, she can’t resist investigating her sister’s murder. But doing so triggers hallucinations that haven’t haunted her since childhood: demons. Only the demons are real. And one of them killed her sister.

Special Agent Grayson Wyatt of the FBI has signed a deal with the Deceiver himself to bring Nika to him by the next full moon. In exchange for his soul. But his seductive target makes him yearn for a life he hadn’t realized he wanted and, when it comes down to handing her over, he’s not sure he can give up the only woman capable of severing his deal with the devil.

On the run from the most powerful evil in the world, Nika and Grayson fight against time to track down the demon that killed her sister, but can she really trust the one man she fears the most?

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My thoughts:
Angels and demons in a cosmic battle. It’s Constantine meets CSI. Another great installment in the Afterlife series.

This is the second novel in the Afterlife series. We get a bit more insight into the story of Vdarra from the first novel, but this book is the story of Veranika (Nika) Russo and her hottie, definitely not quite human Special Agent Grayson Wyatt. It works well as a stand alone, if you missed the first book. But the groundwork was laid in the first book. If you read them in order, it makes this story much richer.

When Nika’s sister is murdered we quickly learn this wasn’t an ordinary homicide. Facts don’t add up. Yet, she’s not willing to blindly trust the FBI agent who shows up on the scene. There’s a bit of history between them. That in combination with Nika’s reluctance to trust means it takes a while before the two characters come to a tentative truce to solve the murder. Yet, Grayson isn’t what he seems and he isn’t necessarily there to be on Nika’s side.

This is a fast paced story with good character development. The angels and demons aspect is unique from most stories because the lines between good and evil are not clear. It’s interesting and new.
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