Halloween Book Tour and Giveaway: Jasmine Moon, Black Hills Wolves by Celia Breslin

 
Halloween Spooktacular October 1 - 31, Jasmine Moon, Black Hills Wolves by Celia Breslin

 

 

Jasmine Moon, Black Hills Wolves by Celia Breslin
 
Jasmine Moon
Black Hills Wolves
by Celia Breslin

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Date of Publication: June 3, 2016

ISBN: 9781683610458
ASIN: B01GKB9WMO

Number of pages: 108
Word Count: 36,400

Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

 

Book Description:

Tech mogul and workaholic Wolf Evan Luparell has little time for distractions but takes a break for his brother’s wedding in South Dakota. When asked to escort another wedding attendee from the airport to Los Lobos, he agrees. Then he meets the curvy spitfire, and she ignores him.

Designer and Wolf Mina Carver didn’t mean to be rude to the handsome, glowering man claiming to be her ride, but she was busy working. Now she must endure a ride to the Black Hills with the cranky but sexy Dominant Wolf. Unexpected mating energy sparks between them, but still—should she dismiss, or kiss him?

Kisses win and they agree upon a no-strings fling. But with each wedding activity throwing them together, and their powerful chemistry and mate compatibility complicating matters, can two workaholics truly have their fun then walk away?

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Evan tipped his head and eyed the ceiling. Prompt replies, punctual people. Striking deals and hitting deadlines. These items made his world tick. Not loitering around a minuscule airport pulling a Waiting for Godot moment on infinite repeat for a no-show, flakey designer from California.

God grant him patience and balls of steel when he showed up without the designer and the all-important wedding dress, because his future sister-in-law Darci would certainly be unhappy.

He took a deep fortifying breath and froze. Airport smells assailed his senses—the sharp tang of bleach and lemon-scented cleaners, coffee, donuts, fried fast food, and under it all, the distinct musk of wolf.

Female wolf.

She smelled damn good. His wolf perked up, and his legs propelled him toward the empty baggage claim, where one bright-pink suitcase covered in Hello Kitty stickers sat, unclaimed, on the unmoving L-shaped conveyor belt. Her scent, stronger here, socked his gut, and his gaze shot to the corner.

The chaos around the woman stunned him silent. Large, paper coffee cup, half-eaten banana, and a quarter of a powdered doughnut perched on a brown paper bag next to her. Crumbs splattered the linoleum and the woman’s long-sleeved blue blouse in a thick layer of white, sugary dust. On her other side, two pink garment bags lay like corpses, along with a bubblegum-pink unzipped duffel as long as her outstretched, denim-clad legs. Some of the bag’s contents—pads of drawing paper and large swaths of fabric—protruded over the opening, the fabric splaying over her legs in a rainbow-colored blanket. Her feet peeked out of the mess, encased in sparkling pink UGGs. Good grief, sequins? She smacked her shiny boots together in a poor imitation of Dorothy and bobbed her head from side to side in time to some music only she seemed to hear. Her shoulder-length red hair, the color of ripe dark cherries—his favorite fruit—gleamed under the harsh airport lighting and curtained most her face from his view, save a pert nose
and small chin, both speckled with a generous amount of freckles.

He’d always liked freckles.

the stylus between her pale, freckled fingers swiping without hesitation over her screen.

He positioned himself right in front of her wiggly, booted feet. “Excuse me, J—”

“Sh.” She raised her arm and flicked her hand in the universal get lost gesture.

He gaped at her. “Excuse me?”

Another wave of her hand while her stylus streaked across her tablet screen with the other. “Not interested.”

Nice voice. Low and husky. Her attitude, on the other hand… “But—”

“Go away.” Her velvet voice carried a stubborn edge.

In other circumstances, he would’ve admired her strength. But he’d wasted copious amounts of time hunting for the clearly inconsiderate and irresponsible female. “Fine. Get your own damn ride to Los Lobos. Jasmine.”

About the Author:

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Celia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. Her stories are action-packed and typically include one of the many varieties of romantic entanglements: fated mates, second chance, rescue romance, opposites attract, friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, and more.

When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies, as well as everything in the Marvel Universe franchise. Of course!

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Spooktacular Guest Blog

Hi Everyone!

Halloween is the perfect time of year to binge-watch supernatural shows. For your viewing pleasure, here are my top ten favorite movies and TV shows featuring wolf shifters in either a primary role or as fun supporting characters.

In no particular order…

MOVIES

1. The Underworld movies.  Seriously badass Lycans.
2. Wolf (1994), starring Jack Nicholson.  Can’t go wrong with Jack Nicholson.
3. An American Werewolf in London (1981). A classic.  Humor + Horror.
4. Ginger Snaps (2001).  Teen angst. Dark humor + horror.

TV

5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Seth Green as Oz, the musician/werewolf who loves Willow.
6. Vampire Diaries. Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood, a broody bad boy with heart.
7. True Blood. Joe Manganiello as Alcide Herveaux = soooo sexy.
8. The Originals. Joseph Morgan as Niklaus Mikaelson. A vampire/werewolf hybrid, 100% badass. So are the other hybrids on the show.
9. Supernatural. Entertaining werewolves on both sides of the “good vs. bad” fence.
10. Legacies. A Vampire Diaries spin-off chock-full of werewolves and other teens from the preternatural
community.

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Here’s some moody music to get you in a Halloween state of mind. Happy listening!

* “Divide” – Birthday Massacre
* “Red Stars” – The Birthday Massacre
* “Pale” – The Birthday Massacre
* “Midnight” – Birthday Massacre
* “Disparate Youth” – Santigold
* “Every Day is Halloween” – Ministry
* “Hungry Like the Wolf” – Duran Duran
* “Living Dead Girl” – Rob Zombie
* “The Wretched” – Nine Inch Nails
* “Where Is Everybody” – Nine Inch Nails
* “The Day The Whole World Went Away” – Nine Inch Nails
* “Goblin Girl” –  Frank Zappa
* “Tino’s Halloween Breaks” –  Tino (aka Ben Stokes, Jack Dangers & friends)
* “Wicked Insane Evil Dub” – Tino
* “Scare Crow” – Ministry
* “Choralone” – Skinny Puppy
* “Waking the Witch” – Kate Bush (2018 Remaster)
* “Get Out Of My House” – Kate Bush (2018 Remaster)
* “Intruder” – Peter Gabriel
* “Madness” – Killing Joke

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Cover Reveal for Wrapped In Red by S.A. Clayton

Cover Reveal & Giveaway- Wrapped In Red by S.A. Clayton

Coming Soon teaser for Wrapped in Red by S.A. Clayton

Synopsis

A chance meeting changes everything…

JJ is willing to accept her reclusive life as a freelance editor. As long as she’s got her best friend and her Chris Hemsworth movie collection, she can cope. But this holiday season seems hell-bent on stirring up old grudges. Her ex got engaged less than four months after breaking her heart, and now JJ wants to show him what he’s missing. Even if that means enduring his ugly Christmas sweater party.

Liam never thought much about life outside his father’s investment firm, he was perfectly content with his solitary existence, until he meets JJ. The feisty brunette in the ugliest Christmas sweater he’s ever seen turns his life upside down with one captivating kiss. Then she disappears.

But their lives are intertwined more than either of them realize, and when the truth comes out, their seemingly perfect connection may not survive.

Cover of Wrapped In Red by S.A. Clayton

 

**This is a novella full of Christmas joy and some sexy times that lead these characters to fall instantly…hard and fast. For readers 18+** 

 

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Special Pre-order price of 99 cents. The price goes up once it’s released.

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Review: Darkness Rising by Katie Reus

 

Darkness Rising by Katie Reus

Darkness Rising by Katie Reusf

5 Stars

Superbly written, unforgettable characters, and masterful world building.

I couldn’t put this book down. From beginning to end the story unfolds introducing new characters, both good and bad. Intertwining with all the different supernatural factions and reuniting us with beloved and somewhat quirky characters from previous books in this series. Don’t worry if this is your first book read in this series, as it stands alone just fine. Although, like me, you might want to go back a catch the first ten books or so. I’m telling you the players in this engrossing tale are dynamic as the well crafted storyline.

Reaper is an ancient dragon warrior fresh out of hibernation. Awakened by the call of blood and fire. What he doesn’t expect to see upon arrising is the beautiful dragonsclan healer. Who’s beauty and scent change everything for him. His dragon says, “MIne!” and Reaper is in full agreement.

Greer sees a arrogant warrior who pulses with power and other things she wishes she could ignore. Such as his glorious naked self that puts delious pictures in her head she knows she shouldn’t act on. He’s temptation and trouble all wrapped up in a scrumptious package of — just say no.

These two made me laugh, cry, sizzle, and smile. They jumped off the pages straight into my heart.

I highly recommend not only this book but the whole series to anyone who enjoys a good paranormal romance with action, intriguje, betrayal, love, lust, and loyalty.

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Giving Your Character a Pet – The Hidden Benefits #Writers

Great article about the merits of adding pet characters to your books.

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Giving my characters pets has helped me overcome some tricky writing situations. From enhancing my characters to moving plots forward these furry characters have at times been my saving grace.

I am a pet person and the owner of a small gang of unruly cats and an over excited dog. As an enthusiastic pet owner I often project human traits onto my animals. I am always talking to my cats and dog. They all have elaborate fictional histories and we often speak to one of my cats about his time as a stowaway on an old sailing boat in the eighteenth century.

In our house we all communicate with each other through the language of barks, meows, hisses, growls, shouts and howls. I also have a husband and two teenage children. We all communicate with each other through the language of eye rolls, sarcasm, food and wi-fi but that’s another…

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Art, Poetry, New Release and a Giveaway by Victoria Danann – Stalk (Hotblooded Book 1)

Haunted Halloween Spooktacular Virtual Book Tour - STALK - Hotblooded Book 1

Halloween by Victoria


“My mother says I must not pass
Too near that glass;
She is afraid that I will see
A little witch that looks like me,
With a red, red mouth to whisper low
The very thing I should not know!”


“Alack for all your mother’s care!
A bird of the air,
A wistful wind, or (I suppose
Sent by some hapless boy) a rose,
With breath too sweet, will whisper low.


Hotblooded STALK by Victoria Danann
Stalk
Hotblooded – Book One
by Victoria Danann

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: 7th House, Imprint of Andromeda LLC

Date of Publication:  October 21, 2018
Number of pages: 388
Word Count: 82,000
Cover Artist: Victoria Danann
Tagline: Every breath you take.

Book Description:

The first coming of chaos. Twelve thousand years ago, members of a more advanced race crossed into our dimension when the barriers temporarily collapsed.

Trapped in our world, the aliens, who were also shifters, built structures that eventually caused the great flood and the sinking of Atlantis.

Some of the alien DNA survived in progeny that carried an untraceable shifter gene, dormant until awakened by mating with a full-blooded werewolf.

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Shortly after the incident, the event came to be known as May Day simply because it occurred on the first of May. The term would be forever after altered to represent the pandemonium that followed the dimension overlap that left so many stranded. It worked because it was a good choice because of disassociating the incident with high emotion.

Some from other places were left here. Some that belonged here had disappeared and, even though every city had a centralized location where loved ones could post photos and leave flowers or burning votives, everybody knew somebody who had lost someone. And the world had been turned on end in the blink of an eye.

The conventional wisdom about withholding news panic-inducing news from the public was bypassed. Cover up was impossible in this case and overnight, everyone knew that we experience reality alongside many others, invisible to us. Everyone also learned conclusively that other species exist in those realities.

One of the species that had been stranded in this dimension were canine shifters, werewolves as they were sometimes called in fantasy. Being disinclined to panic, the werewolves, each individually, used their cunning to quickly assess their circumstances and determine what was required to survive. Utilizing their innate talent for strategy, and seduction, they were able to identify missing humans who were a reasonably close match to anthropoid bodies, were without families and were, basically, antisocial. Being shrewd as well as cunning, they made matches with candidates with financial assets.

New lives could be built in a new world without money, but money could go a long way toward building walls of privacy and providing the one thing they needed most, after company, of course. That thing was territory. Freedom.

The government made it almost too easy by publishing an open database of the missing and requested that corrections be made if someone listed was present and accounted for. Each shifter made his choice then notified the government that they were not missing. They were sorry for the misunderstanding, but had been sailing in the Caribbean or fishing in the Gulf or on an archaeological expedition in the Amazon.

By the time the dust of the catastrophe began to settle, seven shifters had found each other through a curious intersection of tech and primeval instinct. Each of the seven, while dealing with his own personal disorientation and sense of loss, quickly identified the Pacific Northwest as the most suitable habitat on the North American continent. Millions of acres of national parks and wildlife reserves were attractive. That, and the cooler temperatures, made the locale almost ideal as shifter temperatures run a full three degrees warmer than humans.

It took only a few weeks to come across each other. Shifters in wolf form can cover great distances. In so doing they came across the scent of others who were similar to themselves if not identical, but definitely distinctive from wild wolves. And each felt immeasurable relief to find others. For social animals, abject solitude would be a sentence to hell.

That was one of the reasons why Ken Sahabe was admitted to the pack without hesitation even though he was not a canine, but a spotted hyena. The pack decided Ken’s social and hunting needs were close enough and admitted him.

The hard-wiring of pack behavior hadn’t changed for millennia. However, the language used to describe certain facts of pack life was altered for modern times so that it seemed more politic. For example, rather than saying the alpha decided, which was true, the thought would be expressed as ‘the pack decided’. In Ken’s case, though the actual wolves didn’t have a real vote, they accepted him like one of their own species.


Victoria DanannAbout the Author:

 

Eight times #1 Amazon Paranormal Romance Bestseller

OVER ONE MILLION BOOKS SOLD

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Victoria Danann, has won the prestigious Reviewers’ Choice Award for BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES the past four years in a row! Click follow to get notifications of new releases.

Knights of Black Swan – BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

A Summoner’s Tale – BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE NOVEL (2013)

Moonlight – BEST VAMPIRE/SHIFTER NOVEL (2013)

Solomon’s Sieve – BEST VAMPIRE NOVEL (2014)

Falcon – BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE NOVEL (2016)

In addition to the brave and beautiful vampire hunting knights, Victoria writes other paranormal romances that often touch on scifi/fantasy along with contemporary bikers for those who love it when the bad boys are soooooo good.

Victoria co-hosts the popular ROMANCE BETWEEN THE PAGES podcast which can be found on iTunes or at http://www.romancecast.com. She and co-host, Riley J. Ford, interview the biggest names in romance every week. Ever wonder about the personalities behind your favorite books? Some of them just might surprise you with their interests, wit, lifestyles, and sense of humor.

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Plot Your Health, a Journey to Wellness Planner by C.J. Ellisson Virtual Book Tour and Review

Plot Your Health, a Journey to Wellness Planner
C.J. Ellisson
Genre: health/medical non-fiction
Publisher: Red Hot Publishing
Date of Publication: September 25, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-938601-583
ISBN: 978-1-938601-590
Number of pages: 220
Cover Artist: C.J. Ellisson
Book Description:
Are you struggling to stay on top of multiple medications and supplements throughout your day? Or maybe your doctor has asked for daily details on your symptoms? Do you miss treatment appointments, or have problems juggling all the details? If you need space to log your steps, moods, hours of sleep, blood sugar levels, or even foods — we’ve got you covered!
Introducing a one-year wellness planner for managing severe and chronic health concerns! Terrific for parents managing a child’s complex care, teenagers or adults who need to organize their health concerns, or for caregivers and adults managing the care of senior patients.

220 pages in length, with a repeat of multiple tracking pages for twelve months.

 

Notebook Contents:
–        Owner’s Info page with room for doctor info, personal data, emergency contacts, allergies and more!
–        Two pages for Condition Details, room to list six per page.
–        Four pages of Medicine and Supplement Records, six per page.
–        Four pages for tracking test results, scans, and blood work throughout the year.
Twelve monthly sections, each with the following:
  • Undated monthly calendar pages, for jotting down doctor appointments, wellness visits, physical therapy, IV infusions, or whatever you need.
  • Two Doctor/ Wellness visit pages, for questions to ask at each appointment, room for notes, and an area to jot down tests needed.
  • Treatment Record pages, with room to track nine treatments per month, plus an extra lined page for notes or more appointments.
  • Two-page Symptom trackers, each with room to track twenty symptoms for an entire month.
  • Three-pages per month of Medicine and Supplement tracking grids. Each contains room to track four meds that need to be taken three times a day, and room to track twenty-one meds required twice a day. (This area can be customized for more meds if they are taken only once per day).
  • Mood-tracking coloring image. Assign a color to a mood and color each section per day according to how you feel.
  • Additional two-page grid for tracking sleep, food, blood pressure, habits, blood sugar, oxygen levels… pretty much anything you need! Eighteen spaces to track for each month.
  • Two lined pages per month for additional needs.
  • Future planning area on the last page for appointments and scheduling for the next year.
 
 
About the Author:
C.J. Ellisson is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author who writes urban fantasy, mystery, romance, and has ventured into non-fiction with Plot Your Work, the Writer’s Project Planner and Plot Your Health, a Journey to Wellness Planner. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two teenagers, three dogs, and two cats—reporting to love the energetic zoo that’s become their home.
C.J. turned to writing in 2009 when she could no longer work outside the home due to chronic illness and claims the escape of writing fiction helped save her sanity. A self-proclaimed Lupus and Lyme Warrior, she is working toward getting stronger, putting her Lupus back into remission, and staying healthy.
Instead of dozens of pills, IVs, exhaustion, and pain, C.J.’s days are now filled with writing, walking dogs, exercising, eating healthy, and leading a novel-writing club in her daughter’s school. It all leads to a fun-filled, busy day, and she’s incredibly grateful to be so involved in life again.
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Review By Tamye

Color me impressed. Not just me but my doctors as well. This handy little planner fits easily in my purse and covers a multiple of needs. I’ve been extremely ill the past few months so I’ve had a chance to thoroughly put it through its paces. The ability to track multiple items, such as medications taken, various symptoms, blood glucose levels, insulin taken, carb intakes, and such have allowed my doctors and me to recognize patterns and adjust my treatments accordingly.  I’m still discovering different uses for the various pages in the planner.

Drawbacks or things I would like to see changed are:
I found that I needed more pages for doctor appointments. I used up all the well-visit pages, as well as all the blank lined pages. But that’s where being able to join the Facebook group and tell the author what you like and don’t like is invaluable.  I would like a page to note when appointments beyond the three months are scheduled.

All-in-all I was very happy with the results and plan to buy more for the future.

 

 

Dragon Keepers Series by C. Patt – Win a Kindle Paperwhite!

 

Dragon Keepers is the first novel in the high fantasy debut series by C Patt.
Dragons have long been hunting for knowledge. In addition to coveting vast wealth, they also watch over the best minds civilization has to offer. People from far and wide make the treacherous journey to view and add to the libraries of the Royal Court of Atlantis.

Born dragons Celestra Rose and her sister Attatraxia both hold enough music to shift into human form. Both are being trained to one day take over their mother’s place in the Royal Court as Dragon Keepers.
In other lands dragons are hunted to near extinction, or haunted and chained as slaves, putting their species at war with mankind. On their island, they have groomed over time the humans to believe that they can be trained, but only by the most talented of magicians. The Dragon Keepers ensure the safety and well being of the island, protecting it from all who seek to conquer it.

Follow the sister’s on their journey as they learn the complexities of diplomacy and courtship. Only one may remain as Keeper, and the rivalry between the two dragons would be challenged enough for Celestra Rose, only to find that there are humans who wish for her downfall as well.

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Registration For Coastal Magic (#CMCon19) Has Started!

 

WooHoo, the time has finally come!
Registration for the Coastal Magic Convention 2019 is now open.

Coastal Magic Convention 2019

It’s July 1st, and that means you can now register to attend the 7th annual Coastal Magic Convention! The Featured Authors listing was posted yesterday on CMC’s blog (click HERE if you missed it), and you can now reserve your spot to hang out with them, as well as our Featured Bloggers and other readers during the event weekend in Daytona Beach, Feb 28 – Mar 3, 2019

As readers,  we’re always looking for amazing stories and storytellers. I think one of the best (and most fun) ways to find new authors to add to our “to be read” piles is at a book event. It’s also a fantastic way to spend time with authors we already know and love.

Registration for this small(ish), casual shindig is always limited to 300. So if you want to escape a “white winter” for some “beachy blues” next February, you need to register sooner than later! Mardi Gras weekend just happens to start during our shindig next year, so expect jazzy purple, green, and gold to be a recurring theme!

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Some of the things attendees can look forward to are a Mardi Gras themed Welcome Mingle on Thursday night, multiple themed meet & greets with small groups of authors, Cinema Craptastique (live-tweeting an awesomely awful movie) with live commentary by emcee Damon Suede, “Lunch with an Author” on Saturday, lots of fun panel discussions, a few author-hosted panel activities, and more.

Full weekend registration is $100, and will get you:

  • Welcome Bag full of goodies (books & swag) from authors and publishers
  • Access to all officially scheduled panels, parties, and activities
  • “Lunch With An Author” on Saturday (meal is provided)
  • Access to book sale/signing on Saturday (also open to the public)
  • Random shenanigans!

If you’ve been with us before, you know how this all works, and we’d love to see you again. ❤ If you’re new to Coastal Magic, HI THERE!!! I think you would have an awesome time. Since I may be a bit biased, I don’t expect you to just take my word for it, though. CLICK HERE to see some things previous authors and readers have said about their time with us. Then… head over to CMC’s registration page to claim your spot for the weekend.

See you all by the beach!!

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PS: You’re all welcome to come join us in the Coastal Magic Convention Authors & Attendees Facebook group! We’ll be talking about event-related stuff, random book stuff, and the authors will pop in from time to time to chat, as well! If you’re on the fence about registering, this may be a great place to get an idea of what you can expect during our weekend.

Book Release: A Helluva Man: Hell Yeah! by Sable Hunter


A Helluva Man: Hell Yeah!

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by Sable Hunter

How do you determine the measure of a man? By his power, his money, his physical appearance? All his life, Jaxson McCoy measured his worth in the strength of his body and the sweat of his brow. He falls for a woman who is his equal, an Olympic athlete whose mind is as agile as her body.


Their perfect world is torn apart when a tragic accident leaves Jaxson less than whole. He pushes everyone away, including the woman who worships the ground he walks on. Tamara knows he stands tall, whether he is on one leg or two, but she gets no chance to prove her devotion before he builds a wall between them too high for her to climb.


Time has a way of healing wounds and Jaxson’s are no exception, but when he attempts to build a bridge to Tamara, he discovers she has suffered her own loss, her life shattered by a blow she sees no hope of overcoming.


For these two people to heal one another, they will have to redefine their definition of perfect, because Tamara is quite a lady and Jaxson is a helluva man.

 

A Helluva Man
Excerpt

“Next up is Jaxson McCoy,” the announcer’s voice came booming over the loudspeaker. The raucous rodeo crowd immediately grew silent. “I know for many of you, Jaxson is as much of a draw as Garth. This cowboy is a favorite on the circuit. He’s a big man to be a bull rider. At six-foot-four-inches and two-hundred-fifty pounds, McCoy makes the bulls work for their living.”

The women in the audience were on their feet, all of them wanted to catch a glimpse of the handsome cowboy. The unseen man in the booth continued his introduction of Jaxson’s ride. “We’ve got a record crowd tonight, folks. Everyone is eager to see if this bull rider will be the one to master the brutal Bocephus, son of the legendary Bodacious. He’s as dangerous as his father. No cowboy has managed to successfully stay on this monster bull for the full eight seconds. He’s put five men in the hospital, the rest of them on their keister. Bocephus hasn’t been conquered in four years.”

Jaxson sat on the hulking, red Beefmaster halfway listening to the broadcaster build up interest in his ride. He hadn’t told Tamara what bull he drew, he hadn’t wanted her to worry more than necessary. This competition wasn’t only about big money, it was about bragging rights. There were many who wanted him to win and more than a few who’d love to see him fall flat on his ass. He, for one, voted for surviving. Squeezing his legs around the heaving sides of the bull, he well knew the moment the gate flew open, the vicious animal would become a hurricane of deadly hooves and horns.

A breathless silence fell on the stadium as Jaxson performed his normal ritual, whispering a familiar bit of the Good Book from memory. He wasn’t exactly the religious type, but there were things his mother had taught him that stuck – and this was one of those things. “Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” As the last word faded on his lips, the chute sprang open and Jaxson’s whole world exploded into overdrive. Bocephus was a solid ton of pure energy. With violent, vicious twists the huge bull launched himself into the air and slung his entire body weight first to the left and then to the right. Jaxson moved instinctively with the bull, knowing the only way he would ride out this perfect storm would be by defying a formidable force of nature.

Allowing his mind to become perfectly still, Jaxson visualized himself as an extension of the animal’s body. He didn’t fight the pitch and roll of the deadly bull but anticipated the direction Bocephus would lunge and went with it. No matter how you count it, this was eight seconds of teeth-jarring, muscle-wrenching, mind-blowing adrenaline rush.

When the air horn blasted, Jaxson could hear the jubilation of his fans. Not one who chose to wear a helmet, he waved his trade-mark trade-mark white Stetson in the air. Mixed in with the noise of the crowd, he could hear the female version of catcalls from the buckle bunnies. Too bad. Tonight, he wasn’t interested in hooking up with any of them. There was someone waiting for him in the stands. As he bailed off Bocephus, side-stepping the razor-sharp set of horns swiping out at him, he thanked heaven for the bullfighters who risked their lives distracting the enraged beast.

As Bocephus danced off to one side, Jaxson looked up in the stands to Tamara and held up his hat, giving her a wink and a promise. “For you, beautiful!” he called out.

Tamara waved back, thrilled at the sight. From where she sat, she could see the whole stadium – and what she saw made her blood run cold. The big bull had run off to one side, avoiding the clowns who were striving to drive him back into the pen. Instead, he headed straight for Jaxon. “Jaxson!” she screamed. Others saw what she saw, and they too began to scream. “Jaxson! Look behind you!”

He didn’t get the chance to turn around. Before he could react, the big bull hit him in the back hard enough to knock him down. He was still breathing, nothing was broken – but when he looked up, it was to see that Bocephus had vaulted into the air and was about to come down – right on top of him.

Tamara screamed!

Time froze.

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Review: The Crystal Telepath: Worlds Apart #2 by Evelyn Lederman

The Crystal Telepath (Worlds Apart #2)The Crystal Telepath by Evelyn Lederman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A well-crafted storyline with lots of actions, woven in with political intrigue in a parallel world. I loved the premise of this story, but I loved how much the story revolved around the characters even more. Their interactions, thoughts, and feelings are what breath life into this intriguing story.

While this is the second book in the Worlds Apart series, this is the first one I have read. Luckily it was easy to keep up with the storyline, but I can’t read the first book so I can learn more about all the characters and see how Alex and Tarsea story evolved.

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