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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Sable Hunter’s “Hell Yeah” Kindle Release & Giveaway

Hell Yeah! Kindle World

Presented by Sable Hunter


Connected by blood ties and bonds of friendship, the Hell Yeah! world chronicles the lives and loves of a family of Texas men and women, the McCoys, who live by the code of the cowboy. Adventure, unabashed sexual tension and tender intimacy plays out in a saga of stories that offer action and humor, all set in scenic locales from the Hill Country of Texas to the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. The plots of the tales are as varied as our own lives can be, but the world is one where right prevails, love conquers all, and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream.

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Empire of Dirt

The da Silva Heirs 3

Two broken hearts, one chance to heal.

Tate Verhoven was broken by an accident that destroyed his legs and his confidence. After a foolish decision, he also lost the woman he loved–to his brother. Feeling betrayed and broken, Tate hides in darkness. Even Cady McCoy is hard pressed to help.
Marcia came to Texas merely to help her sisters, Fatima and Lucy. The Verhovens also need her help after the devastating events of the past weeks. With a heart of stone and steel wall around it, she’s not there to make friends. Designing an expansive plan to help the Verhoven ranch thrive, Marcy is ready to take on the world.
It takes the death of just one head of cattle on a neighboring farm for the accusations of witchcraft and bad juju to start flying. Cady and Lucy are first for the guillotine.
While Tate’s fighting mental illness, superstition, and the mysterious death of cattle around Austin, he’s desperate to find his place again. Taking on the task of proving Cady and Lucy innocent may be exactly what he needs.
To his surprise, the da Silva girls aren’t done with him– or his heart–yet.

Empire of Dirt, by Katherine Rhodes

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Phatt Farm

After twenty years in the military, Eazy Phatt realizes he’s seen it all, done it all, and regretted enough. He retires, planning to stay with family until he decides what to do with his civilian life. He’s thirty-eight and his priority is to find a woman who’ll love him as much as his mom loved his dad. And he’s hoping to do that before he turns thirty-nine.
He soon discovers his mother has invested in a harebrained scheme, capitalizing on the family name. She’s turning the homeplace into a weight loss center. Eazy’s not happy with the new business at all—until the last registered guest arrives accompanied by her dog.
The voluptuous siren is the woman of his dreams. But something has her spooked. She’s on edge, needs to unwind, maybe make a friend. Both she and her dog are watchful, suspicious, guarded. As a battle-scarred veteran, Eazy recognizes a victim of violence. He’s got six weeks to gain her trust and convince her to let him protect her too.
FBI agent Mackenzie Sierra Scott appreciates the irony in her situation. While she recovers from a gunshot wound meant to keep her from testifying against embezzlers, she’s spending six weeks in-hiding at a weight loss center. Her handler probably thinks he’s being cute, knowing she considers dieting stupid. Phatt Farm is going to be six weeks of mindless boredom.
But then again, maybe not. As soon as she meets the resident farmer, Mack thinks of many ways they could burn calories together. When he asks her to help him with farm work as an alternative to a daily regime of yoga, meditation, and pushups, she accepts, picturing hours of gratuitous sex.
Hot body aside, Eazy Phatt is a pain in the neck. Instead of becoming her lover, he turns Mack into a farmhand, keeping her busy from first light till bed. She drives tractor, stacks hay, picks apples, shucks corn, and somewhere along the way, falls in love. And that all happens before the shooting starts.

Phatt Farm, by Gem Sivad

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Love With a Side of Crazy

An accountant by day, stripper by night. A sexy physical therapist. A crazed stalker. Will anyone survive?
To afford sending extra money to his parents to help with the care of his invalid brother, Brent Hopkins, an accountant by day, works as a male stripper at night. When a crazed fan pulls him from the stage, his injuries send him for an extended stay at a rehabilitation center. During his months at the center, mysterious angel statues and other gifts begin to appear in his room. A break-in at his apartment, leaves him feeling vulnerable. Is he going crazy or does he have a stalker?
Marie Phister, a physical therapist, was at the club the night Brent is yanked to the ground and takes care of him until help arrives. Later, as his physical therapist, she doesn’t let on that she is aware of his identity. As their mutual attraction grows, a stalker threatens their relationship.
Is her stalker and Brent’s, one and the same? Can they solve the mystery before it’s too late?

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Falling Hard

He craves solitude to forget what a woman did to him. She needs one last chance before her career ends. Can a plane crash in the Canadian Rockies show them what really matters?
Falling Hard by D’Ann Lindun

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Without You

Even the strongest woman needs a shoulder to lean on…
Mason Sullivan remembers how he felt the day he learned his oldest brother wouldn’t be returning home. Not alive. Swearing he’d help others, he set a plan into motion. Flash forward…Mason has the life he wanted, but when a seductive, slice of heaven from his past comes back to Kerrville, his so-called “wonderful life” will have more holes than Swiss cheese. The only one who can fill the void is the same person who has the risk of flight. Sure, a cowboy has needs, and she certainly does make his head spin, but his heart isn’t immune to the beauty and he could lose her again…
Two things Kiernan Everhart loves most—her son and Double K Ranch. Years ago, she’d left home to pursue her dreams, but the big city wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Always there for her son, she helps him through the challenges of his medical condition, but sometimes even the strongest woman needs a shoulder to lean on. In Kerrville, she has the support of her family…and Mason Sullivan, the cowboy she stole kisses from back in the day. He’s grown into quite the perfect man and his bedside manner, as nurse and gentleman, sure can make a woman remember she’s more than a mother. She’d like to fall, right into his arms, but her priority is her son. And when her ex shows up, hijacking her happiness, all hell will break loose. Kiernan must perform damage control before the people she loves are hurt.
He didn’t plan to fall, but he did, and Mason would do anything to protect Kiernan and her son. He will not only have to face the demons of Kiernan’s past, but find out who is using scare tactics to send her packing. If it’s the last thing he’ll do, he’ll prove to her that he has the perfect place in his heart for her family.

Without You by Rhonda Lee Carver


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The House That Built Me

Country’s newest rising star, Mandy Watkins, disappears from the limelight for a while with the help of her good friend. She’s got a lot on her plate and needs some time to figure out who she is.
Travis Perkins loves gardening after teaching at the local high school. He’s determined to leave the world in a better state either through his connections with his students or his garden.
When Mandy lands on Travis’s doorstep, he believes she will be just another of his projects, but what neither of them expect is how much their hearts may change.
Can two people with only the love of an old home find a deep, lasting love? Or will their relationship end like the notes of a country tune?
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Desperate Measures

They wanted her dead. He would do anything to keep her alive. Dive into the world of the Equalizers in Sable Hunter’s Hell Yeah! universe.
Eva Jimenez faced betrayal and survived when she was kidnapped and held ransom by men who wanted to silence her cousin’s testimony. Now she’s a pawn in a deadly game as the largest human trafficking kingpin has been taken down.
Trapped against her will and desperate to survive in a country not her own, she can’t trust anyone. Until Travis. There’s an answering darkness inside him that she can’t ignore, and she’s not sure she wants to.
When Travis Callaghan sees the wild look in Eva’s eyes, something awakens inside him. It’s a hunger for life and her that he can’t suppress. She shatters the quiet of his life and leaves him begging for more. As the bad guys close in, he realizes how much he’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her freedom.
Travis must get Eva to the trial. Alive. Against all odds, they’ll have to survive.

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#CMCon18 – A Chat with Deborah Blake, a Review or two, and a Giveaway.

Coffee and a Chat at the Beach with #CMCon18 Author Deborah Blake

As one of the #CMCon18 featured bloggers, I get to chat with a few of the talented authors who will be hitting the beach for Coastal Magic 2018 in Daytona Beach, February 22 – 25th.  Since we are in the first quarter of a new year, I thought we’d talk about beginnings and first times.

Joining me for Coffee and a Chat at the Beach is  CMC Featured Author Deborah Blake.

Deborah BlakeDeborah Blake is the author of the Baba Yaga series from Berkley (Wickedly Dangerous, Wickedly Wonderful, Wickedly Powerful), the Broken Rider series, and the Veiled Magic series from Berkley. She has also published ten books on modern witchcraft with Llewellyn Worldwide.

When not writing, Deborah runs The Artisans’ Guild, a cooperative shop she founded with a friend in 1999, and also works as a jewelry maker, tarot reader, and energy healer. She lives in a 130-year-old farmhouse in rural upstate New York with multiple cats who supervise all her activities, both magical and mundane.

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☕ Coffee and a chat with Deborah Blake

Tamye: What inspired you to become a writer? Did you always want to be a writer or did you come to it later in life?

Deborah: I’ve been writing most of my life. I think I wrote my first novel in 6th grade. In math class 🙂

Tamye: What was the inspiration for your first book, if different from question #1?

Deborah: A dream, actually!

Tamye: How many times have you attended Coastal Magic? Please tell us about your first time, and what you are looking forward to this time.

Deborah: This will be my 3rd time. So many of my author friends said how much they loved it, I had to try it out. And I loved it too! Everyone is so friendly, it is fun and relaxed, and BEACH. Plus I get to hang with a lot of great people. Did I mention the beach?

Tamye: When and what was the first craft you seriously pursued?

Deborah: I have been a professional jewelry maker for about 30 years. I do way less now that I write (no more shows) but I do sell the things I make at the shop I run and occasionally online.

Tamye: Here are a few examples of the wonderful jewelry Deborah makes.

Necklace made by Deborah Blake         Cat necklace made by Deborah Blake

 


I’m new to Deborah’s writing.  The first book I read of hers was “Dangerously Charming, book one in her Broken Riders trilogy. Then I devoured the next in the series, “Dangerously Divine. Now I’m eagerly awaiting the third and last book in this exciting trilogy, Dangerously Fierce

From the author of the Baba Yaga novels, a brand new series set in the same “addicting”* world, filled with wild magic, enchanting damsels, and the irresistibly daring men who serve the Baba Yagas…

The Riders are three immortal brothers who protect the mythical Baba Yagas. But their time serving the witches has ended—and their new destinies are just beginning…

Dangerously Charming (Broken Riders Book 1)

Dangerously CharmingEver since a near-fatal mistake stripped Mikhail Day and his brothers of their calling to be Riders, Day has hidden from his shame and his new, mortal life in a remote cabin in the Adirondack mountains. But when a desperate young woman appears on his doorstep, he cannot resist helping her—and cannot deny how strongly he’s drawn to her…

For generations, women in Jenna Quinlan’s family have been cursed to give up their first born child to the vengeful fairy Zilya. When Jenna finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is determined to break her family’s curse and keep her baby, even if it means teaming up with a mysterious and charismatic man with demons of his own…

To unravel the curse, Jenna and Day will have to travel deep into the Otherworld. But the biggest challenge of the journey might not be solving an ancient puzzle but learning to heal their own broken hearts…

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Review by Tamye

Never say never, or you might just be lucky enough to have the universe take up the challenge.

I was completely captivated by Mikail Day and Jenna Quinlan and the people of the Otherworld. Faeries, Baba Yagas, Dragon-Dogs, Bagpipe playing lizards, chameleons, trolls, and so many more. Wonderful world building combined with an enchanted and well-thought out storyline kept me turning the pages, eager to see what would happen next, and who would rescue whom.

I loved this story, and am thrilled that the next one was recently released so I can dive right into Gregori Sun’s story. I recommend this book to anyone who loves romantic fantasy with an HEA.


Dangerously Divine
(Broken Riders Book 2)

Dangerously Devine

The author of the “wonderful” (Tamora Pierce) Baba Yaga novels and Dangerously Charming is back with a magically mesmerizing new tale about the dashing and daring Broken Riders…

The Riders: Three immortal brothers who kept the Baba Yagas safe, now stripped of their summons to protect. But fate is not finished with them—and their new callings are even more powerful…

Though his physical wounds have healed, Gregori Sun, the eldest of the Riders, remains in spiritual turmoil. His search for his mother, the one person able to heal his soul and save his life, is failing—until he crosses paths with a beautiful and fascinating librarian who might be the key to his salvation…

Ciera Evans’s bookish ways are just a guise. The product of a difficult past, she has dedicated her life to saving lost teens—by any means necessary. She works alone, but when a dark, brooding stranger proposes they team up to solve both their problems, she is tempted—in more ways than one…

After Ciera and Sun’s plans are derailed by dangerous enemies, they find themselves entangled in an ungodly affair—one that will force them to either find new strength together or be forever haunted by their pasts alone.

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Review by Tamye

This book has it all; An Asian looking dude with a Russian accent, who’s lost his inner cool. He leaves Otherworld to rejoin the land of the Humans to become a Buddhist monk at a monastery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s also searching for his mom, who was a powerful Mongolian shamaness, and who might or might not be alive. So, of course, he goes to the library to conduct research where he meets librarian, Ciera Evans.

Ciera might look like the stereotypical librarian by day, but that is only one aspect of her nature. She trades her uptight bun, and understated clothing, for jeans, a hoodie, a braid and volunteer work at a local soup kitchen. Boy, is she in for a surprise when the luscious looking Gregori Sun show up for his first night as their volunteer.

Both have secrets, both have no time for the opposite sex. Monk, remember? But the universe and others have their own agenda, and things quickly heat up.

This is a slightly twisted story that I loved to pieces. Keira and Sun are just friends (so they keep saying), helping one another while lusting after, and falling in love with each other. Not that either will admit it. Just to keep things jumping, we have teenage runaways, a Baba Yaga or two and their companion dragons (luckily disguised as earthly pets), a god, a goddess, a couple of villains, and lots of monks. That’s when things cool down, way down.

Lots of action, twist, turns, hilarity, and an intriguing cast of characters that are so real, and fantastical, that I can’t get enough of them. Thankfully there are more books in this wonderful world of which the author has done a fantastic job of creating.

The only thing which kept me from giving the book a higher rating was the fact that Keira suddenly knew things towards the end, that she couldn’t have known. Oops! But thankfully, it wasn’t enough of a distraction to prevent me from enjoying the story and eagerly awaiting the next.

I will be reading lots more books by this author.

Dangerously Fierce (Broken Riders Book 3)

Dangerously FierceThe Riders: Three legendary brothers who kept the Baba Yagas safe. The Riders’ immortality was stripped away, along with their mission. But they are still much more than Human, and their story is far from over…

His brothers may have found new paths to follow, but Alexei Knight isn’t even looking. If he can’t have the life he was meant to lead, there is no second choice. So he is bent on drinking and brawling his way across the country until he winds up on Cape Cod in a bar called The Hook and Anchor, where he finds challenges he was never expecting, a feisty red-haired bartender, and maybe a lot more than that…

Bethany McKenna left behind an almost-completed law degree to return home and care for her cranky disabled father and run his bar for him. If that wasn’t enough, she also agreed to foster a very pregnant Great Dane. She has enough to deal with without adding in a giant bearded brawler, no matter how appealing he is. Yet somehow he ends up living in the guesthouse, taking care of her father, and sneaking his way into her heart…

Alexei and Bethany both think the lives they wanted have come to an end, but after dealing with a mysterious sea monster, pirates, dragons, and some adorable puppies, they might just discover that love is the greatest adventure of all…

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February 25th.


Coastal Magic Convention 2018

Don’t miss your chance to meet Deborah Blake and 50 plus fabulous urban fantasy, paranormal, and romance authors at Coastal Magic this week! This super casual book-lover weekend happens on Daytona Beach, and gives everyone the chance to hang out with fellow readers and amazing storytellers.

REGISTRATION is still open for single day tickets. If you haven’t been to Coastal Magic yet, you’re missing out on a lot of fun. Be sure to keep up with all things Coastal Magic, by following it via your own personal social media drug of choice: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | RSVP at the Facebook Event.


#CMCon18 – A Chat with Renee George, a Review, and a Free Book

Coffee and a Chat at the Beach with #CMCon18 Author Renee George

As one of the #CMCon18 featured bloggers, I get to chat with a few of the talented authors who will be hitting the beach for Coastal Magic 2018 in Daytona Beach, February 22 – 25th.  Since we are in the first quarter of a new year, I thought we’d talk about beginnings and first times.

The second CMC Featured Author joining me for Coffee and a Chat at the Beach is my friend, Renee George.


USA Today Bestselling Author, Renee George writes paranormal mysteries and romances because she loves all things whodunit, Otherworldly, and weird. Also, she wishes her pittie, the adorable Kona Princess Warrior, and her beagle, Josie the Incontinent Princess, could talk. Or at least be more like Scooby-Doo and help her unmask villains at the haunted house up the street.


When she’s not writing about mystery-solving werecougars or the adventures of a hapless psychic living among shapeshifters, she’s preyed upon by stray kittens who end up living in her house because she can’t say no to their sweet, furry faces. (Someone stop telling them where she lives!) Okay, the first kitten totally showed up one day and suddenly she’s got a new pet named Simon. I think he told his pals what a soft heart Renee has.

She lives in Mid-Missouri with her family and spends her non-writing time doing really cool stuff…like watching TV and cleaning up dog poop.


 Coffee and a Chat with Renee

Tamye: What inspired you to become a writer? Did you always want to be a writer or did you come to it later in life?

Renee: When I was four years old, I told my mother that I wanted to write stories. She told me I would have to learn how to spell first. “grin” I wasn’t deterred. I already knew my alphabets, so I used to string letters together and drive her nuts by asking if I made a real word. So, I guess I would fall into the category of always knowing.

Tamye: What was the inspiration for your first book?

Renee: My first book is one that no one has ever seen. It was an 800-page high fantasy tome inspired by the likes of David Eddings, R.A.Salvatore, and Anne McCaffrey. It’s not good, but it taught me a lot of the “don’ts” when it comes to writing. My first paranormal book was inspired by Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake books. Those were the first stories I’d read where the monsters weren’t always the bad guys, and often, they were the heroes. It made me fall in love with urban fantasy and all things supernatural.

Tamye: This is your first time at Coastal Magic. What influenced your decision to attend?

Renee: I decided to attend because I was asked in a really flattering way that made me feel like Sally Fields at the Oscars. Besides, Damon Suede promised me that it would be a great time. Add to that, I get to room with one of my best friends, Robyn Peterman, and I couldn’t say no!

Tamye: Do you craft?

Renee: I actually have crafted in the past, candles, crocheting, wooden signs, essential oil blending, etc. I just haven’t done it in a very long time. I get all my crafty things from my BFF Michele Bardsley.  LOL



Renee just released a new book in her Peculiar Mysteries series, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced copy.

Review By Tamye

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Furred Lines (Peculiar Mysteries Book 6)

While I’ve read every book in this hilarious series, this book can easily be read as a stand alone.  But you’ll probably want to go back and read the rest of the books in the series because they rock, and you’ll want to find out more about all the intriguing characters that make up this unique shifter town.

Our main characters, Mr. Hot, hot, hot ….. Senior Agent FBI man, Dominic Tartan, and Special Agent, (Yeah, she’s special, as in wereraccoon special.  And just like one of those little bandits, she can pick a lock in no time flat), Dr. Nicole Taylor.  He’s gruff, and she’s a bit klutzy, at least around him.  Things soon heat up.  Between the two agents sizzling hot chemistry, (Oops, not supposed to jump the senior agents bones.) and the dead bodies….   Yep, someone’s not behaving.

Things just get better when you add in the dynamics of returning to Nicole’s hometown of Peculiar.  Parents, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, possible killers, wacko survivalists, and a few other quirky individuals to keep things interesting, or embarrassing, depending on who you ask.

Furred Lines made me smile, laugh, cry and cheer.  It also managed to surprise me a time or two.  The story flowed well, and the characters had a depth that made them real.  I loved this book so much, I went out and bought my own copy as soon as it was released.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good laugh, and a town full of shapeshifters with their mystery.

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Synopsis

Wereraccoon Nicole Taylor, a recent Quantico graduate, is eager to prove herself. She’s been assigned to work with oh-so-yummy field agent and werebear Dominic Tartan to catch the serial therianthrope kidnapper Little Piggy.

Dom doesn’t know what to make of the sexy recruit he’s been tasked to train. Half the time he wants to ditch her, the other half of the time he wants to kiss her. Nicole struggles with the urge to sock him one or jump his bones.

The case gets personal when Little Piggy takes a citizen from Nicole’s hometown of Peculiar, Missouri. Dom and Nicole must catch the supernatural criminal—before his latest kidnap victim ends up dead.

Excerpt

“I’ll take the open-faced roast beef sandwich piled high with mash potatoes and extra brown gravy,” a man behind me said. I whipped my head around hard enough to wrench my neck. Dominic Tartan stood a few feet away. He raised his brow at my unasked question. “I finished up early in Springfield. Thought I would join you for lunch.”

I’d texted him about my plans, but I didn’t think he’d track me down.

He turned his gaze to the table, and his expression brightened immensely when he saw Chavvah. “Well, hello, Chav. Is it still Trimmel, or has the good doctor nailed you down yet?”

“He nails me every chance he gets,” she said as if she was commenting on the weather. The slight uptick of the corner of her mouth and the way she reached up to move a lock of hair from her shoulder told me she didn’t mind the flirting, but I’d seen her with Doctor Smith, and if Tartan thought he had a chance in hell with the tall, leggy brunette, he was sorely mistaken.

“So not married.” Dominic smiled.

“We’ve set a date,” she said.

“March twentieth,” Sunny said. “The Spring equinox or some such nonsense. Werewolves are a pain in the ass.”

“True story,” Chav said, “and they sure know how to ruin a perfectly good party.”

Dom spread his hands. “Well, if it’s a party you want…”

Selena, who had been waiting patiently for our orders, giggled.

I stood up. “There isn’t room at this table for another chair. Agent Tartan and I will take the one Mr. And Mrs. Smart just left.”

Selena’s smile grew tight. “I’ll get it cleaned up for you two.” She looked at the deputy. “Should I make it for three?”

I said, “yes,” while Dominic said, “no.”

Eldin shook his head. “You two go on. I’ll finish lunch with Sunny and Chav.”

After we sat at the new table, a small one near the kitchen, I sipped my coffee and glared at Dominic.

He ordered an iced tea then turned to me and said, “What?”

In a quiet shout, the kind that’s all about tone without volume, I said, “What top secret information did you learn that Eldin couldn’t hear?”

“Other than what’s in the files, there’s nothing new to learn.”

“But the victim is definitely a therianthrope?”

“They’re rabbit shifters.”

“That explains the five kids and another on the way. Though, we have a woman in town, a deer shifter, who would give those rabbits a run for their money.”

“You mean Ruth Thompson.”

I assessed him again. “I get you spent a week here a couple years back, but damn, you really paid attention.”

“Ruth is a friend of Chav’s.”

A knot formed in my throat. “Just how well did you get to know Chavvah Trimmel?”

“As well as any man could with a jealous werewolf breathing down his neck.”

I snorted. “So not as well as you’d have liked.”

Dom winked at me, and the knot in my throat tightened.

“Do any of the victims have ties to Peculiar? I really don’t see how any investigation here is going to produce a lead.”

“Actually, there is one thing that ties them all together.” He leaned forward. “They were all at the Tri-State Council Jubilee here in two summers ago.”

“When did you find this out?” Because if it was sooner than the past four hours I was going to be unhappy.

“I got the information when I was driving here from Springfield. You know Wilhelmina Boden, your dad’s new deputy?”

“Oh, yeah, the red-head engaged to Brady Corman.”

Dom’s eyes darkened. “That’s her. She was head of security for the Tri-State Council before her move to Peculiar. She managed to get her hands on a complete list of all the people who attended the event. She gave your dad and me a copy.”

“Did you find out if there are any more killings in this same vein prior to the last three?”

He shook his head. “Not yet.” I noticed for the first time how tired he looked around the eyes.

“We should get to the interviews with the Blonde Bear owners and staff. Mr. Lieberman’s life may depend on it. Though I don’t know what we can learn here. Strangers stick out like sore thumbs. I think Blondina and Roger would have told my dad if anyone around here fit the bill.”

“That’s just it.” Dom rubbed his chin. “I think it’s someone who lives here.”

I nodded, not wanting to agree, but there was no other explanation. “We need to start a list of people who could leave town without drawing suspicion.”

“Agreed,” Dom said. “And we need to do it in a way that doesn’t alert the unsub.”

In a town of less than two-thousand people, my partner was asking for a whole lot of impossible, but there were other things to consider with this criminal.

“This guy is smart. Organized. So, let’s narrow it down by skilled employment or white-collar work.” I planted my elbow on the table as another thought occurred to me. “This killer is real ballsy. He takes his victims outside their homes and returns them. That takes a lot of confidence.”

I felt a hand on my shoulder and turned to see Sunny Haddock staring down at me. Her eyes were glazed, and her very worried-looking best friend stood behind her.

“What is it?”

Chav shook her head. “I’ve never seen her like this.”

With a blank stare in my direction, Sunny said in a monotone voice, “Duck when you see the yellow man. Step over the crack. Skipped stones on the lake. Beware the lying owl. Falling glass. Death.” Her voice grew even more hollow. “Death strikes at twelve.” She blinked, her pupils flexing to focus. “What in the world? That’s weird.”

I let out a noisy breath I’d been holding. “You’re not kidding.”

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Peculiar Mysteries series from USA Today bestselling author Renee George are laugh-out-loud, grip the edge of your seat, and swoon as you fall in love tales of mystery, humor, and romance that take place in the small (fictional) Ozark shifter town of Peculiar, Missouri.

BOOK READING ORDER

You’ve Got Tail (Book 1)
My Furry Valentine (Book 2)
Thank You For Not Shifting (Book 3)
My Hairy Halloween (Book 4)
In the Midnight Howl (Book 5)
My Peculiar Road Trip (Book 6)
Furred Lines (Book 7)


Coastal Magic Convention 2018

Don’t miss your chance to meet Renee George and 50 plus fabulous urban fantasy, paranormal, and romance authors at Coastal Magic this February! This super casual book-lover weekend happens on Daytona Beach, and gives everyone the chance to hang out with fellow readers and amazing storytellers.

REGISTRATION is still open for single day tickets. If you haven’t been to Coastal Magic yet, you’re missing out on a lot of fun. Be sure to keep up with all things Coastal Magic, by following it via your own personal social media drug of choice: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | RSVP at the Facebook Event.

Release Blitz and Rafflecopter Giveaway: Sable Hunter’s ‘Hell Yeah’ Kindle World

Hell Yeah! Kindle World

Presented by Sable Hunter
Connected by blood ties and bonds of friendship, the Hell Yeah! world chronicles the lives and loves of a family of Texas men and women, the McCoys, who live by the code of the cowboy. Adventure, unabashed sexual tension and tender intimacy plays out in a saga of stories that offer action and humor, all set in scenic locales from the Hill Country of Texas to the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. The plots of the tales are as varied as our own lives can be, but the world is one where right prevails, love conquers all, and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream.

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Cowgirl Crazy

“Who needs Prince Charming when you can have a man with tattoos, a big heart, and a big…
They don’t call him tall, tattooed, and tempting for nothing.”
By Jennifer Labelle
Becca Everett is successful in life, but not in love. She got used to putting others before herself. After her parents passed away she was left to raise her younger brother on her own. Now that he’s out of the house she can finally take care of her own needs. She’s got a secret, and it’s called Cowgirl Crazy. A popular website she created for like minded individuals like herself, a little lonely but wild deep down. There she’s able to open up through the stories she shares and the sexual experiences she desires. Without anyone knowing who she actually is. It’s perfect. Who needs a man when you have a chest full of toys to satisfy you?

Fate has a different plan when it throws a motorcycle riding tattooed temptation her way. Their chemistry ignites, and they seem to have a lot in common but she’s wary.

Brody Mace, just Mace to his friends needed a change, so on a whim he moved to Kerrville to help out a close friend at her tattoo shop. What he didn’t count on was running into a brunette vixen the moment he hit town. Becca’s shy at first, unlike anyone woman he’s ever met, and for the first time in his life he wants more than one night. He’ll take as many as she’ll give him.
Cowgirl Craze by Jennifer Labelle

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Hurricane Season

Two souls on fire. An ancient legend freed. The perfect storm of passion is about to hit Evermore plantation this HURRICANE SEASON!
By Amanda McIntyre
Dr. Gavin Beauregard lost the only love he’d ever known to Katrina. Now more than a decade later, he’s drawn by his past to Evermore plantation and the blistering desire of an ancient legend freed by the melding of a perfect storm.
Caroline Richardson plans to spend a girl’s weekend with a friend, but fate, fueled by a passionate legend has other plans as she and a handsome stranger get caught in a whirlwind of desire!
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Old Dog, New Trixie

In the Ignition Infantry…
Love comes FAST!
Love comes HARD!
Love comes KINKY!
And, so do these bikers.
by Sidda Lee Rain
Dog has no family left…except for the IGNITION INFANTRY. He has no designs on trying to change that either.Who would have thought that a trip to the local baby supply store would possibly change that?Trixie hadn’t had a picturesque childhood. Left by her mother at the Shady Lady Brothel to be raised by the ladies of the night was quite an interesting way to grow-up. But, they’d done right by her. Hell, they’d done so well that not only had she finished high school early but she’d walked across that college auditorium stage with a degree in her hand by the time she was twenty-three.Now, here she was stocking shelves of diapers and breast pumps when he walked in and flipped her entire world upside down.Dog took a helluva lot more than the few baby gifts he’d purchased for the Isaac and Avery McCoy’s baby that day.Could he really fall for a woman who owns a million pastel teddybears and seems to be obsessed with The Golden Girls?And, could Trixie convince Dog that age is nothing but a number, and that everyone needs a little Sofia, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose in their life?
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The Long Shot

Only one woman can make Gavin risk it all for love.
by Kandi Silvers
When did she become so bold?
Regina Perkins played by the rules. She did what was expected of her and lived life between the lines. No one would ever accuse her of taking chances. Being a risk-taker was not in her DNA. But, the first time she saw Gavin Carpenter, all those things went out the window. Dating the father of a student wasn’t strictly forbidden and to Regina’s mind, that meant she had permission.
When did he decide to believe in love again?
Gavin Carpenter spent years shielding his heart from women who weren’t any good for him, or his son Riley. After a betrayal at the hands of his son’s mother, he swore off women, and relationships and was just fine with his life. Until she strolled into his life with her soft smile beguiling eyes. Regina Perkins was the one woman who made him willing to risk it all for one chance to hold her in his arms.
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Cowboy, Take Me Away

by Wren McCabe
Matheau ‘Junior’ Mullin suffered an injury when he falls off a bull. Once recovered, and not ready to go home to Winslow, Texas, he joins his uncle’s motorcycle club, Steel MC and finds his one purpose in life.
A trip to Hardbodies and a meeting with Isaac McCoy, Junior inadvertently finds the help he needs to complete the healing process, Cady McCoy.
Stronger and healed enough to face the unfinished business he left behind in Winslow, he heads home. What he finds when he arrives— is his past love, Dr. Sarah Moore had been keeping a secret from him.
Will Sarah’s transgression be the end of their long-term love affair? Or will Junior find he is unable to move past Sarah’s deceitfulness?
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Saving Cicely

by Kate Richards
Corbin MacKay has entered into an online relationship with a woman who lives in the Texas Hill Country After they make plans to get together in the near future and meet “face to face,” she suddenly goes “dark.” Panicked, the trail-riding fireman and former rodeo cowboy, flies to San Antonio to find out what happened to the mysterious blonde who made him willing to take a chance again. As he tries to find her, he learns the woman is not who he thought she was.
Cicely Shoemaker’s always been just on this side of the law. However, not all members of her family have been. And, for that, she’s paying the price. A rival of her father’s makes outrageous demands to which she balks. No way will she marry that man’s odious son.
With only one chance to get hold of the man she’s fallen in love with, she sets in motion a chain of events that will send her and Corbin into the heart of evil.
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Princess of the Plains

One Jersey girl, two Texas brothers, and three hearts, about to be shattered.
by Katherine Rhodes
One Jersey girl, trying to find her own path.
Two Texas brothers, different as night and day.
Three hearts, about to be shattered.
Fatima da Silva—princess and veterinary student—followed
her sister to Texas on business. Tate and Caldwell Verhoven weren’t part of the
deal. There was no denying she was attracted to both brothers, but Tate, the
sweet, nerdy IT guy, won her heart.
Or did he.
Despite trying her very best, she can’t seem to
keep the guitar-shredding punk rocker Caldwell out of her mind. Plagued by
guilt, she sticks firmly by Tate’s side.
Nothing is ever easy for the Verhoven brothers,
though. Tate has demons too, but it’s a spiteful rival family that causes the
most damage.
And Fatima will be left with a heart-rending
decision.
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In Deep

by
Deelylah Mullin
Leona Adieux wandered the streets of the French Quarter wondering what she would do with her life—what her next step would be. As a voodoo practitioner, she found a home in the accepting city. But she still felt unsettled—like something more was out there.
As he safety checked the last diving apparatus of the batch, Alphonse Rousseau wondered when he’d find the help he desperately needed to keep Rousseau Dive, on Bayou Teche, afloat. He couldn’t run it alone, and while he believed in all things supernatural, the odd feeling he had of being watched in the dive shop couldn’t be mere coincidence. Especially after the latest bout of rearranged product in the store. Maybe he should get someone over to check things out.
When Leona met Alphie the first time, she knew there was something special about him. Besides the physical attraction, there was a spiritual one, as well. He connected with her inner witch in a way no man ever had—even La Vendeuse Macabre owner and voodoo queen, Geneve Gabon didn’t reach her in the primal and powerful way Alphie did. But the dark presence in his shop—connected to the property, best she could tell—sets her on edge.
When the sun goes down over the bayou, critters aren’t the only thing stirring.
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Desperate Measures

by
Dawn Montgomery
They wanted her dead. He would do anything to keep her alive. Dive into the world of the Equalizers in Sable Hunter’s Hell Yeah! universe.
Eva Jimenez faced betrayal and survived when she was kidnapped and held ransom by men who wanted to silence her cousin’s testimony. Now she’s a pawn in a deadly game as the largest human trafficking kingpin has been taken down.
Trapped against her will and desperate to survive in a country not her own, she can’t trust anyone. Until Travis. There’s an answering darkness inside him that she can’t ignore, and she’s not sure she wants to.
When Travis Callaghan sees the wild look in Eva’s eyes, something awakens inside him. It’s a hunger for life and her that he can’t suppress. She shatters the quiet of his life and leaves him begging for more. As the bad guys close in, he realizes how much he’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her freedom.
Travis must get Eva to the trial. Alive. Against all odds, they’ll have to survive.

Winner Announcement for Bohemia Nights by Lucy Lakestone Giveaway

Giveaway Winner for Bohemia Nights by Lucy Lakestone Giveaway

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ARC Review, New Release & Giveaways: BOHEMIA NIGHTS by Lucy Lakestone

Bohemia Nights by Lucy Lakestone

A DELICIOUSLY INDECENT PROPOSAL …

Thea McKay likes her quiet, private life well enough. She creates pop-up paper art that no one ever sees, hangs out with her friends and admires men from afar. But then, at a play premiere, she meets gregarious video blogger Duncan Flyte. An incorrigible charmer with dubious motives, he’s handsome, hilarious and overwhelming. When he says he won’t stop showcasing her to his legions of fans unless she agrees to spend seven nights with him, her world turns upside down. The offer is both outrageous and tempting. Those seven nights don’t have to be passionate, but what if Thea wants them to be? Can she raise the stakes with this adorable Scottish import — especially when Duncan’s cheerful campaign to woo her may be just one more spectacular lie that will break her heart?

This is the fifth novel in the award-winning Bohemia Beach series, each a steamy standalone romance set among a circle of young artists in the enchanting Florida city they call home.

Review By Tamye

Disclosure:  I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Oh my sweet bananas!  I absolutely fell in love with this book and its cast of characters.

While this is the fifth book in the Bohemia Beach series, it was the first book I’ve read in this series, and by this author.  It definitely stands well by itself.  No need to have read the previous four books to understand the story. That being said, I now want to read the first four books because the lead characters from each book were in the fifth book and I’m dying to hear their stories as well.

I glanced at the first paragraph and I was hooked.  I only wanted to see what point of view the book was written in, as I was in the midst of reading something else. But I couldn’t put it down, I had to to read more.  I had to know why Thea McKay thought Duncan Flyte was a ……. nope not saying.  Get the book and see for yourself.  But be warned.  You will be hooked as well.

The story easily comes to life.  Plopping you smack dab in the middle of this exciting set of friends, with a snarky, yet insecure heroine, who has no idea why this sexy Scot would want to have anything to do with her.  Therefore he must be using her for publicity.  Right? Smart guy that he is, Duncan uses Thea’s dislike of being in the public eye to his advantage.  In exchange for her spending seven night with him, Duncan promises to refrain from featuring Thea on his vlog every night during that time.  Then if at the end of the week she still wants him to get lost, he will.  Or course, Duncan is going to do his best to change her mind.  Thus the fun begins.

Thea agrees despite her certainty that Duncan will break her heart. Somehow her mouth said yes, while her head was saying, “No freaking way!”  It could have been her hormones, and she might have a bit of a crush. One she would deny to everyone, including herself.

Kudos to the author for weaving this tale in a such a way, that while being lighthearted and fun, it also had depth, self-discovery, and enough heat at times to light a fire.

I recommend this to anyone who wants a contemporary love story, that goes from “Hell No!” to “Oh Yes!”.  One that will make you yearn for one of your own.

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The nitty gritty on Bohemia Nights

A New Adult/Contemporary/Erotic Romance novel by Lucy Lakestone (Bohemia Beach Series, Book 5)
Publisher: Velvet Petal Press
Fiction > Romance > New Adult
Publication date: Aug. 11
List price: $3.99 ebook; $14.95 trade paperback
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-943134-10-6
Kindle ISBN: 978-1-943134-11-3; ASIN: B07487Z6K3
ePub ISBN: 978-1-943134-12-0

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Bohemia Beach (Bohemia Beach Series Book #1)

Bohemia Beach Series

Lucy Lakestone

Lucy Lakestone, author of the “Bohemia Beach” series. Photo by Kathryn Gonzalez

Lucy Lakestone is an award-winning author who lives on Florida’s east central coast, among the towns that serve as an inspiration for the hot romances of her Bohemia Beach Series. She’s been a journalist, photographer, editor and video producer but prefers living in her imagination, where the moon is full and the cocktails are divine. Lucy is also a launch author for the Barefoot Bay Kindle World with a novel of romantic suspense, Desire on Deadline.

The books in the Bohemia Beach Series can be read as standalone romances, but they have connected characters and settings, so you may wish to read them in order:
Bohemia Beach (a Golden Quill finalist)
Bohemia Light
Bohemia Blues (winner of the Golden Quill and a National Readers’ Choice Awards finalist)
Bohemia Heat
Bohemia Nights

You may contact Lucy here.

You can also find her at the following sites:

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Giveaway from Lucy Lakestone

Lucy is giving away a signed print copy of Bohemia Nights and a pop-up card (pictured below) from Lovepop to one lucky winner (US Postal Residents only).  Or an ebook of Bohemia Nights if the winner is international.

Guy in the hammock popup card by Lovepop.     Bohemia Nights Paperback

To enter: Comment separately in response to one or all of the three options listed below .  Each question below is worth one entry.  Total of three entries per person possible.   Winner picked with the help of random.org and will be announced Monday, August 21st.

1) Which book in Lucy’s Bohemia Beach series tempts you the most.  Why?
You can find them here.

2) Have you every tried to do pop-up art or have you every had a pop-up card or book?  I think they are fascinating, but I doubt I would have the talent or patience to make one.
What about you?

3) Like this post.  (Only if you did – If not, tell me what you didn’t like.)

*To comment click on the little message bubble in the upper right-hand corner of this post.
Good luck!

Book Tour & Giveaway – SPELLBOUND: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Collection

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Spellbound: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Collection

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Bleeding Hearts

Ash Krafton

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Genre: fantasy/ paranormal romance/ urban fantasy

Publisher: genreCRAVE

Date of Publication: May 2, 2017

ASIN: B01N18NFS9

Number of pages: 5000+

Word Count: 1.5 Million +

Cover Artist: Rebecca Frank

Spellbound Boxed Set

Box Set Description:

The Spellbound Boxed Set is a compilation of 20+ Full-Length Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads!

Readers of all ages will be swept away by this fascinating mix of existing titles and brand new content, full of pages brimming with faeries, witches, vampires, shifters, psychics, Greek gods, angels, demons, and even ghosts!

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for urban fantasy, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, shifter romance, vampire romance, elemental magic, time travel, and MORE from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors!

Although some of these reads may be gritty and dark, this is a collection of clean reads that anyone will enjoy!

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International bestselling author Rachel E. Carter

International bestselling author Andrea Pearson

International bestselling author Alicia Rades

International bestselling author Sophie Davis

USA TODAY bestselling author Michael J Ploof

International bestselling author Megan Crewe

International bestselling author C.E. Wilson

International bestselling author Kelly Carrero

International bestselling author Jess Haines

International bestselling author E. Blix

International bestselling author Alexis Kade

International bestselling author GP Ching

International bestselling author Gaja J. Kos & Boris Kos

International bestselling author Dara Fraser

International bestselling author Ash Krafton

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Tom Shutt

International bestselling author Emily Martha Sorensen

International bestselling author S McPherson

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Book Description – Bleeding Hearts by Ash Krafton

Sophie Galen is an advice columnist whose work leaves her neck-deep in other people’s problems. Thanks to her compassion, her gut instinct, and her magnetic charm, Sophie really knows how to attract little black clouds.

Marek Thurzo is no little black cloud; he’s a maelstrom. Marek is Demivampire, a race with the potential to evolve into vampire. A warrior who’s taken his share of spiritual damage, he hovers dangerously close to destruction.

He seeks salvation. She’s driven to save him. But what if he can’t be saved?

Sympathy for his plight becomes true empathy as Sophie’s hidden nature is revealed. Marek suspects she may be one of the Sophia, oracle and redemption of the damned Demivampire. She alone can turn back the evolutionary clock.

All she needs is the courage to face her fears. Can she save him from Falling?

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Excerpt from BLEEDING HEARTS Demimonde Book 1 by Ash Krafton

In the great hall housing the Egyptian exhibitions, I immediately noted the change in the atmosphere. The room was cool and dry, its climate controlled to mimic the conditions in which the relics had existed in their native land.

The entire room had been designed to resemble an Old Kingdom temple. The main lights were dimmed while strategically-placed spotlights emphasized massive columns and magnificent wall carvings like sunbeams through temple windows.

I scanned the room. No other tourists. Even better. I meandered, enjoying the rare opportunity to linger.

Craning my neck, I ran my gaze up each of the columns, reading the images, admiring the palm leaves carved at the tops like great stone trees. Eyes toward the ceilings, I turned slowly around, admiring the handiwork of the ancient artists.

What was it like to live in those lands and those times? Could an ancient version of my spirit have been there, stepping barefoot and silently through a sandy temple like this one?

Lost in contemplation, I was completely unprepared for the shock of smacking into someone, bumping him hard enough to lose my balance. I’d have fallen had he not caught my arm. Wide-eyed with consternation, I stammered an apology to the handsome but serious-faced gentleman.

“You are not hurt, I hope?” His voice, deep and smooth, sent shivers marching down my neck, between my shoulders, down my spine.

“I’m okay.” I shook my head, too shy to make direct eye contact, wishing I’d checked my hair and lipstick before coming in. “I’m far too adept at being inept.”

He flashed a grin and I caught a glimpse of nice white teeth. “Temples are places for spiritual reflection. It is forgivable if your vision was turned inward, rather than toward where you were walking.”

His expression softened by amusement, he tilted his head toward the pillars. “Majestic, aren’t they?”

I stole another glance at him—black hair smoothed back into a discreet tail, clear light skin framed by long sideburns, strong jaw culminating in a square, cleft chin. Like the other items in the museum, something about him made me want to look closer, inspect each detail.

A subtle flush warmed my cheeks and ears so I quickly turned back to the heights of the exhibition. Murmuring a sound of agreement, I circled the column, stepping a few feet away so I could see both him and the stone. “Do you visit this museum often?”

Furtive glances allowed me to take in more of his appearance a tiny section at a time. Clothing dark as his hair. Long blazer, something in between a suit coat and an overcoat. In one hand he carried a bound book and fountain pen, as if he’d been making notes.

His gaze was calm and steady and entirely on me. Taking a deep breath I permitted the contact of the direct look. My boldness was well-rewarded. His Paul Newman lips brought to mind the sculptured busts on display in the Greco-Roman Quarters and he wore a stern expression that cast a veil of hardness upon his features, enhancing the impression he’d been carved from marble.

Except for his eyes. The Roman busts bore eyes that were blank and white but this man’s eyes were alive with bright green color. Like gemstones, they glittered and drew my gaze.

“No, actually,” he said. “My first time here. Although, I admit, I’m drawn to places like this.” His voice made music of the words—deep bass notes and soothing rhythm.

“Ah!” I said. “A man after my own heart.” His left eyebrow arched so sharply I thought it might disappear into his hairline and I hurriedly continued. “Are you a professor?”

“No, nothing like that. I do studying of my own, it’s not a living. It’s more of a hobby. Personal research, of sorts.”

“Studying past times is one of my pastimes. It’s my preferred form of entertainment.”

“Mmm.” Eyebrow cocked again, he cast a disapproving look at me and swept his hand around the contrived temple. “Would the gods be pleased to know they are reduced to the level of entertainment?”

“I hope so.” I kept my tone light. Considering the seriousness of his expression, I didn’t want to accidentally insult him. “Otherwise, they’d have to be content with staying dead, right?”

His gaze swept over me and I shivered again as if the touch had been tangible, a brush of fingertips against my cheek.

“Well, I’ll leave you to your worship. I mean, your wanderings.” He gave me a conspirator’s wink. “Unless…”

He hesitated, with a quiet clearing of throat as he tucked his notebook and pen into an inside pocket. “You wouldn’t mind a companion? Sometimes one sees things differently when seeing through another’s eyes. I would appreciate a new perspective.”

I mulled it over, listening to the rain spattering the windows and distant voices echoing faintly from other rooms. Although I’d looked forward to a quiet afternoon, it might be nice to spend it with someone who seemed to share my interests. He certainly was attractive, and his pleasant voice intrigued me.

I realized I’d become used to living inside a shell. This man made me want to step outside for once.

“I’d like that.” I smiled at his pleased expression. “I’m Sophie, by the way.” I stuck out my hand in introduction.

Instead of shaking my hand, he bent his head over it and pressed polite lips to the backs of my fingers. The quaint gesture would have seemed strange and out of place had we been elsewhere. “I am Marek. Pleased to make your acquaintance.”

Fingers tingling from the unexpected kiss, I fought the urge to curtsy. “Well, Marek. Lead me into the past.”

His almost-smile sent a thrill down the back of my neck. “That’s exactly the sort of thing I’d hoped you say. Shall we?”

He turned on his heel and swept out a hand with a slight bow, indicating the archway to another exhibit. For the first time since I’d been coming to this museum, I wondered what I’d see on the other side, and was surprised to realize I wasn’t afraid to find out.

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About the Author:

A speculative fiction girl through and through, Ash writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels as well as poetry and short fiction. She also writes for New Adult audiences under the name AJ Krafton. Her work has won a bunch of awards and was even nominated for a Pushcart Prize. When she’s not writing, she’s practicing Tai Chi, listening to loud rock and metal, or crushing on supervillains.

Most recently, she’s re-released her urban fantasy trilogy THE BOOKS OF THE DEMIMONDE because she never really left the world of Sophie and her Demivamps. She’s also working on the next installment of her Demon Whisperer series.

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