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.
Presented by Sable Hunter
The Pink Rose
of the Prairie
by Ginger Ring
Are you willing to travel not only miles, but years, to find your one true love?
Rose McAlister was always the perfect daughter and student, but it was never enough for her high society family. Tired of the big city spotlight, Rose accepts a teaching job at the most remote location hiring – in the middle of the prairie in South Dakota. This was her chance for adventure, her opportunity to shine as an educator, and her shot at forgetting the ex-boyfriend who left her heart torn to pieces and her bank account in shambles. In South Dakota, Rose vows she’ll find someone to love and trust.
Seth Peterson is a wanderer. Not surprising since he didn’t know where he was going or where he came from. When a beautiful, flower-tattooed woman enters his life claiming to be from the future, he doesn’t know which is crazier: her, or the fact that he is falling in love and wanting to put down roots. Before he can decide if it’s best to follow his aimless path or to obey his heart, women are being stabbed to death in town and it looks like Rose might be next on the killer’s list. Can this new love survive not only the slash of steel, but also the test of time?
About Ginger Ring
Ginger Ring is an eclectic, hat-loving Midwestern girl with a weakness for cheese, dark chocolate, and the Green Bay Packers. She loves reading, playing with her cats, watching great movies, and has a quirky sense of humor. Publishing a book has been a lifelong dream of hers and she is excited to share her romantic stories with you. Her heroines are classy, sassy and in search of love and adventure. When Ginger isn’t tracking down old gangster haunts or stopping at historical landmarks, you can find her on the backwaters of the Mississippi River fishing with her husband.
by Beth Williamson
“Take one audacious redhead and one mysterious cowboy, stir well, and sit back for one wild ride.”
Veronica “Ronnie” Graham had always been called Audacious. She spent her teenage years out of control and at the age of twenty-six, is a single mother and struggles to find a better life for her son. She lives day to day and dreams of a future where she can stop being afraid of failing.
Jack Reilly shed his former life, and the responsibilities of his parents’ fortune, to hide out in small town Texas. He’s not expecting to tangle with a fiery redhead but once he does, he can’t stay away.
Two lost souls find an unlikely connection and the promise of more than a life alone. Together they have to let go of who they were, and embrace who they could be.
About Beth Williamson
Beth Williamson, who also writes as Emma Lang, is an award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her books range from sensual to scorching hot. She is a Career Achievement Award Nominee in Erotic Romance by Romantic Times Magazine, in both 2009 and 2010, and a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.
Beth has always been a dreamer, never able to escape her imagination. It led her to the craft of writing romance novels, fueled by Reese’s and tenacious pursuit of the perfect story. She’s passionate about purple, books, and her family. She has a weakness for shoes and purses as well as bookstores.
Life might be chaotic, as life usually is, but Beth always keeps a smile on her face, a song in her heart, and a cowboy on her mind. 😉
by Tamara Hoffa
Psychic Mataus Montoya dreamed of his one true love and a fiery explosion. Would his gift be enough to change her destiny or would fortune steal their chance at a happily ever after?
He finally found his soul mate, only to see her violently murdered. All in a dream. Sometimes it’s hell to be a psychic. Mataus Montoya has a mission. Find the woman of his dreams, and change her destiny.
Cara “Mo” Konklin runs Mighty Mo’s, a program for underprivileged children, on her ranch in Prairieville, Louisiana. The former soldier has no time for love and no belief in psychic mumbo jumbo, but when fate throws an abused child in her path, literally. And the crazy psychic’s predictions all come true, including the one that he is the other half of her soul. What is a sensible soldier to do?
Together, Mo and Mataus must protect the child in her care and fight the unknown evil that stalks her in the darkness. Mataus sensed his love, but will his gift be enough to save her or will fortune steal their happily ever after?
About Tamara Hoffa
My best friend calls me “her Fairy Godmother,” but I feel more like Cinderella. After over twenty-five years of living a typical, I now live my dreams and I create them too.
Nothing is better than creating a brand new world from a blank piece of paper. Breathing life into characters and watching their stories unfold—I am truly blessed.
I live in on eight acres in middle Tennessee with my husband, my dad, one of my three children, two dogs and three cats. I am privileged to have two precious grandsons.
When I’m not on my computer or reading my kindle, you’ll usually find me in the kitchen. I love to cook! If I’m not there, I’m on the fields, watching my grandsons’ soccer or baseball games.
It’s never too late to chase your dreams. I’m proof you can catch them, even if arthritis slows you down. Who knows, your own Fairy Godmother may be just a dream away.
by Jennifer Labelle
“She’s a tattooed bad girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and he’s the same swoon worthy cowboy she remembered from high school. Their relationship didn’t work out then, so it couldn’t possibly work out now, right? Try telling that to the stubborn stud trying to rope his way back into her heart…”
Sawyer Maddox hasn’t had an easy life…
She’s the daughter of Kerrville’s biggest drug addicts and she knows what it’s like to be belittled and neglected. She keeps to herself as much as possible and has nobody to count on but her sister, Carley. She’s loved and failed, and with nothing left to lose the two sisters leave the only home they’ve ever known to start fresh someplace new.
They’ve established a good life in Minneapolis for the past eight years. Sawyer finds her passion through her art and tattooing, and her sister finds the love of her life. Her happiness disintegrates when Carley dies in a fire and she’s left utterly alone in the world.
It’s been a long time since she’s been home, but she decides to say goodbye to Minnesota and returns to the Hill Country of Texas. The town is familiar, and she’s determined to bring beauty back to those horrible memories that plague her. She’s not the same woman she once was, and Mad Ink, her very own tattoo shop is how she plans to make those dreams come true. What she doesn’t expect, however, is to run into the dark haired, green eyed, sexy cowboy she left behind.
Jagger Hale is instantly drawn to the brunette beauty sitting at the bar the moment he walks into Hardbodies. She looks eerily similar to the woman he once loved, and the moment he finds out she is indeed the one who got away he has his own agenda in mind—getting Sawyer back. But first he needs to come up with a plan to woo her. Now that he has her in his sights again he doesn’t plan on ever letting her go. All he needs is that second chance…
About Jennifer Labelle
Jennifer Labelle resides in Canada with her husband and three beautiful children. After her third child she became a stay at home mom. In her busy household Jennifer likes to spend her down time engrossed in the stories that she creates. She is an active reader of romance (especially historical), mystery and anything paranormal. With an education in Addictions work she’s decided to take a less stressful approach in life and hopes that you enjoy, as she shares some of her imagination with all of you.
by Amanda McIntyre
To resolve a plantation’s mysterious past, a Texas architect and a headstrong parapsychologist find themselves mirroring the passion of ghostly lovers caught in a storm of desire and deceit, leaving them…thunderstruck!
Texas born, Nash Walker hasn’t met a challenge yet that this southern charm, and cowboy diligence couldn’t tackle. From graduating top of his class to creating a world-class team of historical restoration specialists, or the recent purchase of a neglected grand dame plantation deep in Louisiana Bayou country.
But when the tenacious and beautiful, Scottish-born parapsychologist, Dr Somer Ingler crosses his path in the throes of investigating his new home for paranormal activity, she brings a whole host of challenges from her strange ghostly friends to the powerful whirlwind she creates inside of him.
Determined to resolve the plantations mysterious past, they find themselves mirroring the passion of past lovers, caught in a raging storm of desire and deceit, leaving them in the end…thunderstruck!
About Amanda McIntyre
Amanda McIntyre’s passion is telling character-driven stories with a penchant for placing ordinary people placed in extraordinary situations. A member of RWA and bestselling author, her work is published internationally in print, E-book, and audio. She writes steamy contemporary and sizzling historical romance and believes no matter what, love will find a way.
By Rhonda Lee Carver
A Love Is Born From The Flames.
Brooke Winslow had the life she wanted until a car accident changed everything for her. People called her “lucky” because she survived, but luck was the last thing she felt when other lives were lost. Guilt plagued her and she hit rock bottom, not wanting to live, no longer wanting to face the images of that fateful night. Who would ever understand? Who would ever accept her secrets?
Tuff McCoy wasn’t a stranger to tragedy. He gained guardianship of his siblings after their parents passed away. He quit the rodeo and moved to Kerrville, Texas to work on Tebow Ranch with his cousins, the McCoy brothers, in an attempt to provide a stable family life. Things started to come together, his brother and sister were smiling again, until the house they live in fell into the hands of a different owner. Will they have to move? How will he put his family through change again?
However, the new landlady ain’t so bad…
In fact, she’s quite enjoyable.
A stick and balls aren’t the only thing Brooke was touching during a game of flirtatious pool at Hardbodies. The table suddenly became a playground of seduction and lust. She and Tuff couldn’t keep their eyes, or their hands, off one another. Things heated up fast in the parking lot, and ignited Kerrville.
What Brooke found in Texas truly touched her soul. Shelter from the storm. A love beyond words. A family to help heal old wounds. But to completely move on, she must let go of the past. Letting go has never been easier said than done.
About Rhonda Lee Carver
Rhonda Lee Carver is the bestselling author of the series Second Chance Cowboy and the Cowboys of Nirvana. She has written more than 40 books and loves writing heroes who love to get their hands dirty and heroines who readers can relate to. Rhonda sprinkles her stories with a dash of reality, a teaspoon of heartbreak. a splattering of second chances and a heaping amount of romance.
From cowboys to military to lawmen to wolves…you’ll find your reason to fall in love.
Rhonda loves connecting with readers, so please click on the links below and let her know your passion for reading!
By Kandi Silvers
When entertainment’s prodigal son and daughter return to their hometown, a course for collision is set—the Texas will never be the same and hell is raised.
Former reality star, housewife Kendall Swanson, has it all. A luxury high-rise condo in Los Angeles, an expensive convertible and her job is personal assistant to television’s hottest producer. What more could a girl want? Certainly not what her boss asked of her. Go back to her small town, and for his next reality TV sensation, find the ultimate single cowboy to host the ranch “makeovers”. Faster than you can say “stuffed turkey” it’s goodbye palm trees, hello Kerrville, AKA Hell, and yes, it’s frozen over. At least on her parent’s front lawn. How bad could the holidays with her family be? Other than the reindeer in the house and Deacon Cutes being back in town.
Deacon Cutes wasn’t expecting Kendall to blow into town in an over-priced car and designer handbag. He should’ve known she’d be back, he was here for the same reason. The only reason anyone returned to the small town was for weddings, funerals and the occasional holiday. One wedding, one after party and he’d be back on the road singing country songs to star crazed fans—make that after thirty days of community service for a minor infraction.
Wait, did the reindeer just talk? Time to lay off the sauce and not the cranberry kind.
About Kandi Silvers
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, I still call Sin City home. I’ve always been a sucker for romance novels and movies, especially romantic comedies. Writing is more than just words to me it’s captivating slices of characters’ lives and sharing them with the reader. I’m a firm believer that heroes and heroines had a life before page one of any story and their past as well as life experiences, made them who they are.
Coming from the southwest I have a major soft spot for cowboys, but also love suspense, a bit of intrigue and kick-ass heroines. Of course, there is always the time to slip in a good paranormal. I try to keep my writing diverse and always on the naughty side. Happy reading!
Don’t Mess With the Bull
By Sidda Lee Rain
In the Ignition Infantry…
Love comes FAST!
Love comes HARD!
Love comes KINKY!
And, so do these bikers.
Sasha, once known as Sissy in her former life at The Shady Lady brothel. She wasn’t only looking for a new name, but a new life.
Friends Isaac and Avery McCoy not only helped her get an apartment but also a job—one she needed desperately to take care of herself…and her child.
Bull locked eyes on her the moment he walked into Hardbodies. Wanting her instantly. The curvy little blonde not only had a body that had him craving sin, but her spitfire attitude ‘bout did him in.
There’s something about Sasha besides his body’s reaction to her. A bit of mystery, a story there, a secret…and he intends to know everything there is to know about the sassy pale skinned beauty.
If only Bull can convince her to let him in…besides her bed. He’s former military, a patch holder in a motorcycle club for chrissake, certainly he can handle a little thing like her. Right?
‘Don’t Mess With the Bull’ is a crossover story from
The IGNITION INFANTRY MC Heir Saga
by Billy Storm (Sidda Lee Rain).
About Sidda Lee Rain
From the Shadows
By Dawn Montgomery
He would protect her at any cost.
The equalizers are on the move, and the stakes have never been higher.
Women are disappearing from Galveston Island’s port, and Gordon McKay faces his first mission as an equalizer: bring down the human trafficking operation and the organization responsible. He expected to find trouble. He just didn’t expect it to be in the form of a take-no-prisoners firebrand like Destiny Miller.
Destiny lost her brother to war two years ago, and now a stranger claiming to be his friend comes waltzing up the steps of her bed and breakfast. He has more secrets than truths, but the eyes never lie. She’s caught in a whirlwind of trouble and somehow Gordon McKay is right at the heart of it.
One kiss was enough to ignite the flames. Another could burn away everything. Should she trust the man or the memory of the brother she thought she knew?
About Dawn Montgomery
USA Today bestselling author Dawn Montgomery loves to write almost as much as she loves to read. She has traveled the world twice over. While her days were filled with long hours and hard work, her nights were left for dark, lustful fantasies in and out of strange hotels and cities.
Alaska and Texas are the places she calls home. She recently moved from the frigid North to Texas with her family and neurotic dog. It was tragic to leave behind the moose and bear for wide open plains and sexy cowboys.
By Gem Sivad
He channeled one frequency–danger–until she blew apart his control.
It’s all about control and taking charge of situations. Luke Danvers has his life planned to the nth degree—until he steps on an IED in Afghanistan. Bitter, angry, and emotionally adrift, he returns to the States, ready to spend the rest of his life pissed off at the world.
Kiley Endicott has never been a poster child for moderation. Married and widowed young, she’s raising twins on her own. Since impulse has always ruled her life, it’s not easy being a sedate parent under the critically watchful eye of her in-laws.
A Friday night assist at her brother’s bar, leads Kiley to a hook up with Luke Danvers. Even in the cab of a truck, he’s an awesome lover. She wants more. But she’s got to be circumspect, nobody can know.
Luke hasn’t had fun in—forever. But Kiley Endicott lets it all hang out when they’re together and alone. It’s more than just fantastic sex, but God knows he can’t get enough of that either. She says nobody can know. Okay, he’s trained in stealth. He sets up a call system, a taboo frequency guaranteeing her twenty four hour access to him every day.
What happens when impulse collides with control, forcing maximum overload? Melt down.
Hi, I’m Gem Sivad. When I moved to the southern part of an enchanted kingdom and found my Prince Charming, he inspired me to write contemporary, historical, and paranormal romance.
Although I have hermit tendencies, occasionally I venture out of the writer’s den to meet readers at book signing events. I hope we someday meet,.
Alphas for the Holidays
Featuring Tales from NYT, USA Today and National Bestselling Authors!
Over 30 Paranormal Winter Tales of Werewolves, Dragons, Shifters, Vampires, Fae, Special Forces, Witches, Billionaires, Magics, Ghosts, Demons, Immortals, Elves, Gods, Angels, and More!
Today’s top selling authors have come together to form a collection that is filled with magic, mystery, mayhem and most importantly happily ever afters.
by Mandy M. Roth, Michelle M. Pillow, Celia Kyle, Elle Thorne, Mina Carter, P. Jameson, Kristen Painter, Chloe Cole, Colleen Gleason, K.F. Breene, Bella Love-Wins, Deanna Chase, Jennifer Blackstream, Angie Fox, Ann Gimpel, Christine Pope, Marie Mason, Anthea Lawson, Bianca D’Arc, Jovee Winters, Tasha Black, JC Andrijeski, Dawn Montgomery, Jaycee Clark, Suzanne Rock, Tracey H. Kitts, Celeste Anwar, Jax Cassidy
Hunted Holiday by Mandy M. Roth
Everlastingly by Michelle M. Pillow
Hell for the Holidays by Celia Kyle
Complication by Elle Thorne
Seduced by Santa by Mina Carter
A Mate’s Wish by P. Jameson
The Werewolf’s Christmas Wish by Kristen Painter
Sugar Plum Fairy by Chloe Cole
Raging Winter by Colleen Gleason
Jameson by K.F. Breene
Doomed Mate by Bella Love-Wins
Kissed by Temptation by Deanna Chase
Dead to Begin With by Jennifer Blackstream
Gentlemen Prefer Voodoo by Angie Fox
Midnight Magic by Ann Gimpel
A Cleopatra Hill Christmas by Christine Pope
The McCall Brother Trilogy by Marie Mason (3 Books)
A Countess for Christmas by Anthea Lawson
Rocky by Bianca D’Arc
The Ice Queen by Jovee Winters
Ghost of Shifters Past by Tasha Black
Black Christmas by JC Andrijeski (Plus a bonus story!)
Kitchen Witch by Dawn Montgomery
Firebird by Jaycee Clark
Up On the Housetop by Suzanne Rock
The Eternal Kiss by Tracey H. Kitts
Wolf’s Consort by Celeste Anwar
The Psychic’s Beast by Jax Cassidy
I’m in love! I’ve found a new “Go To” author. That’s right, this book is that good. When an author can take something or someone I consider intrinsically evil and make me want them as my newest book boyfriend, adoptive big brother, or new best friend; they have accomplished something major. Go Kiersten!
And that’s just the beginning. Not only do we have space traveling good guy demons. We have intrigue, mystery, and a quest. The mystery involves the heroine Analia (Anya to her friends), who has no idea where she comes from, who her people are, or how she ended up as a slave. She does know why Darius will do anything to get her back. Which is the reason he has kept her isolated most her life, because others would want to use her for her powers also. Needless-to-say when Anna gets free, everything is new to her.
Sebastian fights an overpowering need to protect the stowaway he found on his ship. He has a hard time believing half the things she says, but her reactions support her words. Of course she could be a good actress. It doesn’t help that his demon keeps saying “MINE”.
The tension and chemistry between Anya and Bastian is instant, but plays well throughout the story. The storyline is progressive and plays throughout the series not just this book. Hint: You will want to buy the rest of the books in the series. This book wraps up Anya and Bastion’s romance it doesn’t end their quest. Not that I consider this book a cliffhanger, I don’t. It’s just that more than one story is being told. And you will most definitely want to follow along.
The world building is outstanding, to the point, I have no problem imagining myself on board the Extarga, interacting with all the wonderful characters the author has created. I look forward to reading Marik’s, Cale’s, and Sophie’s stories in the next three books in the series. Yep, they are out too.
The pace was perfect. As in, I couldn’t put it down. It was an engrossing page turner from the first paragraph. So make sure you have five or six free hours. Honest, the house could have been robbed while I read this, and I wouldn’t have noticed as long as they didn’t mess with me, my book, or my coffee.
Happy Ever For Now – You never know what the future will bring. They have sisters to find, and a planet to free. Which means you need to buy the rest of the books in the series. I did! And after reading them I highly recommend you buy them all too.
Trapped in a world not of her choosing…
After being enslaved on the spaceship Extarga for most of her life Analia has no memory of her life before, and has lost all knowledge of her people. Her mysterious gift and pointed ears are the only indication that she is different. Analia is alone, and for all she knows, she’s the last of her kind. By chance Analia escapes her captors, and hides herself on the merchant ship Marada, planning to get off at the very next stop.
Unfortunately for her, there is no next stop. The crew is planning a delivery that could take months, and according to a stipulation in the newly signed contract, no one is allowed on or off the ship until the package is delivered. When Analia is found by the captain of the Marada, she must adapt to her new role on the ship, and try to control her newly awakened desire for the brutal and devastatingly erotic demon.
Can she handle a demon’s passion?
About the Author
Kiersten Fay is the author of the steamy romance series, Shadow Quest, in which she combines paranormal and sci-fi with loose concepts from lore and mythology. In 2013, her short story, Racing Hearts, was published in The Mammoth Book of Futuristic Romance. In 2012, via gravetells.com, she won Favorite Story of August 2012 for Demon Retribution, the third book in her Shadow Quest series, and received a nomination for favorite author in that same year. Before becoming an author, Kiersten worked as graphic designer, and now loves creating her own book covers.
While fully intending to continue her popular Shadow Quest series, she is currently working on a new dark fantasy series called Creatures of Darkness, set in a post-apocalyptic world where vampires openly mingle with humans, featuring magic, witches, vampires, and whatever else she decides to throw in.
Title: Awakening Kiss
Series: Watcher’s Kiss #4
Author: Sharon Kay
Genre: Adult, PNR Romance
Published: September 13, 2016
Sharon Kay has done it again. Which isn’t surprising, as I’ve yet to read a book of hers that hasn’t completely enthralled me. Since this book starts in Enza De Luca’s coffee shop, I’m doubly enchanted, because um, COFFEE. I love that that she is part – owner, and bakes. Two of my favorite things.
You barely blink and the action begins. Having left work late, Enza is on her way to catch the bus on the not-so-safe streets of Chicago. But she runs into trouble instead. Trying to escape some no-good thugs she catches the attention of our hero, Rhys, possibly a couple of dark elves, and straight into a portal. One a human wouldn’t have been able to see. Rhys is compelled to help Enza, once he confirms she isn’t working with the enemy.
The seamless way Kay weaves present day Chicago with the unknown supernatural element that thrives in the city is amazing. Her character are not only believable, but likeable. Well most of them, there are a few, you will just want to knock on their butts. She brings the whole cast and crew to life in such a way, that you feel like you know them, and are vested in their future.
This is a fast paced, won’t-want-to-put-it-down read. Don’t open the book, until you can devote a few hours uninterrupted hours. I recommend it to anyone who likes paranormal romances, hot sexy good guy demons, and awesome books.
This book made it onto my favorite book list, and Sharon Kay firmly remains on my “Go-To” and “Top Ten” Author’s list.
** I was given this book in exchange for an unbiased review.**
|As part of the Watchers, Rhys is used to all types of combat, pursuit, and interrogation. But hacking and tracking through hidden online channels is where he excels. Shattering codes and sneaking around firewalls comes as easily to him as a swordfight or street brawl with a predatory enemy.
Cooking up sweet new pastry creations is Enza’s dream job. Kitchen appliances never fail her, unlike every computer she’s ever touched. Her fledging baking business is doing well, yet as streetlights flicker with her changing mood, she can’t shake the feeling that she’s different from everyone else. But life as a regular Chicago girl is all she’s ever known…until one hot summer night.
Violence threatens both of them when her world collides with Rhys’s in a dark city alley. As a raw and formidable ability awakens in her mind, she becomes targeted by the last person she expects. Drawn to his sweet baker with a pull he can’t deny, Rhys vows to protect her—no matter the consequences that will change their lives forever.
|Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts. Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and one weekend the idea for her Lash Watchers and tough leading ladies formed in her head, refusing to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.
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The Mortal One: a Paranormal Vampire Romance (The Mortal One Series Book 1)
by Shannon Bell
Captivating beginning to a four book series.
This book was a smooth read, that kept my interest from beginning to end. The characters were interesting, even if some of them didn’t make the best choices. I mean, “What idiot goes sight seeing at night in a busy city, alone, on foot”. But then, I know a few females that would, and have done so. So I would have to say that Dylan is very real, just not the brightest decision maker. But she does have good taste in men, or vampires I should say. Nico is not only hot, he’s considerate, and goes against the norm because of his feelings for Dylan. To the point, that he gets permission from his sovereign to let her live. Yep, he was initially supposed to “take care of her”, truth-seeker that she is. But that isn’t the only unorthodox thing about their relationship. Then there is Olivier, the French vampire who has taken a shine to Dylan. Olivier and Nico both want Dylan, and will go to great lengths to claim her. I look forward to finding out more about Olivier in book two.
I enjoyed this book, and I’m happy to say all four books are out, so you can continue on to the next book immediately. Which you will want to do, since the author teases you with more to come, and more questions to be answered, even while satisfactory bringing an end to the first book. I recommend this book for anyone who likes vampires, paranormal romance, or fantasy.
Hot vampires are surrounding Dylan and it’s not easy for her to be the mortal one. Dylan decides to go on a vacation of a lifetime in order to find herself. She begins in Romania, contemplating the existence of vampires and quickly realizes that she was wrong. Once she ends up in Florence, however, she is confronted with an immortal, Nico. She must be marked if she wants to live because she learned the truth of vampires. Nico catches her and her heart by surprise. The Mortal One is a whirlwind romance amidst vampire politics. Dylan must be marked for her safety, yet she is trying to be claimed by another vampire, thus making her time in Florence very complicated for her. She tests the bounds of her relationship with a vampire and tries to create a life for herself as the mortal one. The main setting of the book is Florence, where Dylan is in love with the history of the city…as well as a vampire.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shannon Bell holds a BA in Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida. She resides in Riverview, FL with her husband and daughter. As a lover of vampire fiction, her first book, “The Mortal One” was something that had to be created.
Shannon attends a variety of different writer’s conferences throughout the state annually, where she hones her writing and editing skills. Writing is her life, her passion and her hobby. To say the least, She loves to write. When not writing, she usually has a camera or book in her hand. That, or she’s out with the fam!
INDIE BOOKFEST – WIN A READER’S TICKET
Shannon Bell and I will both be attending #IBF2016 next month. Please make sure to come by and say “Hi” if you attend. There are still tickets available for those who haven’t purchased theirs. Also, if I get enough comments, I’ll hold a drawing for a “Reader’s Ticket”. So don’t be shy in letting me know if you’re interested. You can check it out here.
Shannon Bell is a #IBF2016 Featured Author.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 7, 8 & 9 – 2016
INDIE BOOKFEST 2016
- 4th Annual Author/Reader Event Orlando/Altamonte Springs, FL
- October 7, 8 & 9 – 2016
- FREE BOOK SIGNING
- October 8th, 2016
- 3:00-6:00 PM
Spell Checked (No Uncertain Logic #1)
by C.G. Powell
I really enjoyed the premise of this book, and the unique view of witches, vampires, and aliens. I found myself turning the pages to see what happened next. How would the Beck, Mae, Helen triangle work? How could Mae bond with Beck if she were a witch? As some questions were answered more problems or puzzles presented themselves, which kept me hooked.
I liked the characters, yet had a problem with the ease in which the secondary characters viewed their sexual relations with one of the characters. But that is my views, and I just couldn’t understand how there was no signs of jealousy. But then Mae didn’t either, so I guess I wasn’t alone.
I wasn’t a fan of the writing style at times. The way the two main characters would think “their thoughts”. It just threw me off. But not enough to keep me from enjoying the book. I also had no sense of being in Ireland. If the characters had not mentioned it a few time, I would have guessed the English countryside, or America. But that’s me, and sometimes I tend to nitpick.
Overall it was a fun, interesting read, and I would recommend it to others. I know I will be reading more of the books in this series to find out what happens next.
Broken relationships were a constant in Mae’s life, causing her to swear off men forever. Unwittingly lured to Ireland, Mae finds herself knee-deep in a hidden world she never knew existed and head over heels for the very man that tricked her to coming there. His deception is complicated by his own feelings for the one person that holds the key to merging the ancient races that once ruled the ancient word.
Mae finds herself in an underground world of witches, and vampires, which are half-breeds of aliens long gone. She learns about her own unique parentage and powers, which she must study in order to control, before they consume her.
Beck and Helen’s love for one another spans across a millennium, her human soul reincarnated to match Beck’s own immortality. This time however the body she occupies is of a being that cannot be eclipsed by her return. After waiting two hundred years, Beck finds himself tormented by Helen’s inability to return and his growing love for her new host.
Some of the underworld creatures welcome her with open arms as a savior, while others seek to destroy the abomination they believe her to be. Will the knowledge of her existence cause a race war when the true power of her blood is discovered? Or will love become her ultimate downfall?
This book is 80K words 305 pages long in print.
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As a teen C.G. Powell was selected as a member of her school’s newspaper staff. After her first article the editor decided the darkroom was a more suitable place for her skills…or lack of. Since then, she has traveled everywhere—thanks to her innate curiosity about the world and the Navy. In her life time, she has learned: aviation electronics, CCNA networking, Gemology and how to get bloodstains out of the carpet (you never know when you might need that). But her latest, all-consuming, endeavor is storytelling. When asked why, her response was “I live to challenge myself; I like to be pushed outside of my comfort zone and writing is one of those things that pushes my boundaries. Besides it was the only way to share all of the crap bouncing around in my head!” C.G. Powell lives in Virginia with her husband and children. When she is not writing, you might find her watching hot guys jog past her front window, ordering the cabana boy to fix her another drink or abusing the local authorities…but that’s just hearsay.
C.G. Powell and I will both be attending #IBF2016 next month. Please make sure to come by and say “Hi” if you attend. There are still tickets available for those who haven’t purchased theirs. Also, if I get enough comments, I’ll hold a drawing for a “Reader’s Ticket”. So don’t be shy in letting me know if you’re interested. You can check it out here.
C.G. Powell is a #IBF2016 Featured Author.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 7, 8 & 9 – 2016
INDIE BOOKFEST 2016
- 4th Annual Author/Reader Event Orlando/Altamonte Springs, FL
- October 7, 8 & 9 – 2016
- FREE BOOK SIGNING
- October 8th, 2016
- 3:00-6:00 PM
Ink: A Mermaid Romance
by Melanie Karsak
Ink: A romantic mermaid adventure. She kicks butt when needed.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author. It most definitely won’t be the last. I was surprised by the ability the author had to create a full, well balanced story in a novella. The world building was astounding, and the pace and tension great. I couldn’t put it down. If I had a complaint, I would say it was the lack of depth to the romance between the two main characters, Ink and Hal. Mainly I would have liked to see it more developed. A longer version of the book would have allowed this. (Hint, hint to author). But all in all, I loved it.
From page one, Ice shows us her strong character, and confident sense of self. She can make the hard decisions, yet doesn’t allow the hardships in her life to make her less than a loving, giving person. She just isn’t going to stand for injustice. She does what she has to, no matter that her heart isn’t in it. Duty comes first. But when things start to fall apart, or things start exploding, or the shooting starts. She doesn’t sit around weeping, she takes action.
I would love to see more of this series. I loved or hated (if they deserved it) the characters, and I can’t stop myself from laughing every time I think of a gator shifter named Hal. Great book!
A mermaid princess destined to wed a handsome king…
It sounds like a fairy tale, but the reality is far murkier.
Ink, Princess of the Florida Atlantic mers, is slated to wed the ancient enemy of her tribe, the King of the Gulfs. After years of war that led to countless mer deaths, as well as the genocide of aquatic shapeshifters and the freshwater mers of Florida, Ink’s marriage will bring lasting peace.
Or so it seems.
Mere hours before she’s supposed to leave the ocean for her customary year as a drywalker, Ink meets Hal, an alligator shifter who warns her that a storm is brewing. There is malicious intent behind Ink’s marriage—and worse, meeting Hal has also caused a storm to rage in Ink’s heart. Nevertheless, loyal to her tribe, Ink will put aside her feelings and journey to Miami to marry the decadent King Manx.
Ink soon learns that her only hope of surviving the crashing force swelling around her is to tap into a power deep inside—a forbidden power that might destroy them all.
Melanie Karsak and I will both be attending #IBF2016 next month. Please make sure to come by and say “Hi” if you attend. There are still tickets available for those who haven’t purchased theirs. Also, if I get enough comments, I’ll hold a drawing for a “Reader’s Ticket”. So don’t be shy in letting me know if you’re interested. You can check it out here.
Melanie Karsak is a #IBF2016 Featured Author.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 7, 8 & 9 – 2016
INDIE BOOKFEST 2016
- 4th Annual Author/Reader Event Orlando/Altamonte Springs, FL
- October 7, 8 & 9 – 2016
- FREE BOOK SIGNING
- October 8th, 2016
- 3:00-6:00 PM
Copyright: mikhaylovaelen / 123RF Stock Photo
Welcome to “Crafty Authors Coffee Time with Tamye”. I’m super excited about our special guest today. She is the second Coastal Magic Convention 2017 “Featured Author” to join me for chit-chat, coffee, and crafts by the beach.
I met Terry Spear “in person” at the Coastal Magic Convention this past February, in Daytona Beach, but we had already met online back in June of 2014 when she joined my Books, Coffee, and Crafts Facebook group. In fact, she’s one of our charter members. From there we became friends, and not only did I discover that she writes wonderful books, but she makes the most adorable teddy bears. I have one of her woody bears, and my daughter and granddaughter have a custom set that Terry worked hard to meet my somewhat challenging specifications. I knew she could do it. And she did, magnificently. So when I was asked which of CMC2017’s featured authors I wanted to host on this segment, Terry’s was one of the first to come to mind.
Since I don’t expect Terry for a few more minutes, let me tell you a bit about her.
Terry Spear is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes urban fantasy and Highland medieval romance: hot wolves, jaguar shifters, medieval Highlanders and lots more. She also pens young adult paranormal romance. She has over fifty paranormal books to her name, earned Publisher’s Weekly Best Books of the Year, and has been featured in The International Wolf Magazine, Woman’s World and BGS Book Review Magazine. She creates award-winning teddy bears in the heart of Texas and gardens. She retired from USAR after rappelling, mountain climbing, learning water survival, qualifying with a number of firearms, survived the obstacle courses, leadership reaction courses and confidences courses – and knows if she can do it, her characters can overcome any obstacle she puts in their path.
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Here are a few places you can connect with Terry Spear:
Website Goodreads Facebook Twitter Amazon Wilde & Woolly Bears
Terry Spear is one of my go-to authors. I never pass up one of her books in the store. If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading her books, then you definately want to grab one soon. You won’t be disappointed.
(Oh, look here comes Terry now, and she’s brought the boys. Tanner and Max, two of the cutest little pooches I’ve seen.) I love getting her blog posts, or checking out her facebook page, because chances are high that one or both will be featured in a picture or video.
With a hug for Terry, and a belly rub for the boys, we settle down to enjoy our drinks (lavender tea for Terry, and coffee with cream for me), a nice chat, and a few fun surprises for everyone. So make sure you read till the end or you might miss something really fun.
Thanks for joining me and my readers today, Terry. I’m so thrilled you’ll be attending Coastal Magic as a “Featured Author” this coming February. I had a wonderful time last year. I was so nervous it being my first convention, but everyone was so nice and friendly. I couldn’t have picked a better event to test the waters. How many years have you attended?
This will be my third. I love it! Love the area and the hotel, the people, Jennifer. It’s just all great fun.
What is one of your favorite things about Coastal Magic?
Location, location, location!
If you could put a word in the event coordinators ear, what would you ask she do, or do differently?
I wouldn’t. I love everything she does.
What tip would you give to people new to a reader/author conference? (Me, I would suggest they bring a tote bag or something to have everyone sign. Besides the bag they get to put all their swag in.)
That’s a great idea! Dress comfortably! The year before last, it was nice weather. But this past year it was cold. So be prepared for the changing weather. Otherwise, just enjoy!
What I love so much about this conference is that it’s primarily paranormal. Which is primarily what I write and I love connecting with readers and authors of the paranormal!
You and me both, Terry. My favorite genre is paranormal. Although I also love Urban Fantasy, and romance in almost any sub-genre. As long as you give me a happy ending, and a well written book, I’m happy.
Come join us at the Coastal Magic Convention, this February in Daytona Beach. It’s going to be an absolute blast. #CMCon2017
Don’t miss your chance to meet over 50 fabulous urban fantasy, paranormal, and romance authors at Coastal Magic next 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 now open! 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.
Now that we’ve established that Coastal Magic is the place to be this coming February, can you tell everyone a little about the book you’ll be releasing next month, Terry?
I’d be happy to, Tamye. A Very Jaguar Christmas will release on October 4, 2016. But it’s available for pre-order now. It’s the fifth book in my Heart of the Jaguar series, and if you haven’t guessed by the title, it’s a Christmas book.
A Very Jaguar Christmas
Book 5 of 5 in Heart of the Jaguar
There are all kinds of surprises under the mistletoe!
As a protector of all jaguar-kind, Guardian agent Demetria MacFarlane isn’t surprised to get a call near Christmas-but when she’s sent to protect a cub whose species she didn’t even know existed, her holiday season gets complicated. And it doesn’t help that her partner is a distraction of the hottest kind.
Hotshot JAG agent Everett Anderson can handle dangerous poachers and wildlife traffickers, no problem…but kids? Everett fears he’ll be stuck cub-sitting under the Christmas tree, but working with one sexy Guardian she-cat may be the best present he’s ever gotten.
Praise for A Silver Wolf Christmas:
“Another awesome paranormal romance from Terry Spear.” –Night Owl Reviews, 4 ½ Stars, Reviewer Top Pick!
Praise for Jaguar Pride:
“The unexpected surprises included in this installment of the Heart of the Jaguar series are enough to make readers’ jaws drop… Spear’s latest is chilling and thrilling from start to finish – and fans of bad-ass cats will revel in each minute, clawing their way to the finish.” – RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
That sounds awesome, Terry. I can’t wait to read A Very Jaguar Christmas. But then again. I love all your books. I was thrilled when I ran across Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing at the store. Then to find out you were sending me a copy of a recent interview with Rafe Denali. I was in heaven. Thanks! You are my hero.
Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing
July 5, 2016
First in a BRAND-NEW SERIES about filthy rich werewolves and the women who are more than their match.
Billionaire werewolf Rafe Denali always gets what he wants, and he always trusts his gut. When sexy she-wolf Jade Ashton nearly drowns outside his beach house, he knows better than to bring her into his life. But there’s something about the fierce wolf that triggers his most primal instincts…and having seen her, he knows she will be his.
Even if she’s hiding a dark secret that could get them killed…
An Interview with Billionaire Rafe Denali
Reporter: You probably are asked all kinds of questions about how you made your money, who you’re dating—
Rafe: I have a wife, Jade, so that’s no longer an issue.
Reporter: And that’s just why I had some other questions in mind. I’ve seen your son and he’s the spitting image of you. Because you are so rich, he can have anything he wants in the world. Is there one thing he prizes more than anything else?
Rafe: Family. As it is for all of us.
Reporter: Right, but he’s a kid. So what…well, does he take with him places, or sleep with?
Rafe: I’d have to say a blue rainbow teddy bear. He calls him Buddy. Because that’s what he is. His buddy. He also has a green and blue dinosaur named Dino, but Buddy has to go with him everywhere.
Reporter: All right then. So teddy bears and dinosaurs aren’t out of fashion yet. Getting back to you then, what was your favorite toy when you were growing up?
Rafe raised a brow.
Reporter: Aw, come now. Did you have a favorite blanket, stuffed toy, ball?
Rafe: We made do with nature’s playground. Camped, hiked, swam, fished. We didn’t have traditional toys.
Reporter: I see. You didn’t come from a wealthy background. You made the money all on your own. Which always intrigues people like me. Gives us hope that some of us can make it too. What do you think helped shape you from the time you were little to mold you into the man you are today, a member of the billionaire’s club?
Rafe: Did you ever have a dream of creating something bigger than yourself? Of crafting a better mousetrap? Of creating something original that would fill the needs of many? To love what you do because it brings joy to others?
Reporter: Okay, you’re getting into the heart and soul of the story. How you take crumbling businesses and turn them into parks and livable, workable space for people who would never be able to afford such a thing. I admire you for that. It must be your upbringing that brought you to that. Now, as to your wife, she crafts original creations also. Lingerie and specialty children’s clothes. As to the lingerie, does she model it for you before she tries to market it?
Rafe only gave him a wolfish smile back. He was done with the interview because he needed to approve some more of the silky creations that were all his lovely mate’s idea. Though he’d had his input a time or too.
Reporter: I’d say that answers all of my questions. And tell the little guy to give Buddy a hug for me. All little boys should have a teddy bear to love.
And a family too, Rafe knew.
Creating a Teddy Bear by Terry Spear
Creating a teddy bear, and any other craft, is a labor of love. I’ve been making these for over thirty years! They’ve been featured in magazines and newspapers and found homes all over the world!
First, I cut out the fur. And then, I sew the parts on my machine.
Next, I find a good movie to watch, and take my bear parts into the living room to begin the stuffing process. Max and Tanner, my Havanese, also join me for every step of the process. In the sewing room, and now in the living room. It’s a family project you see.
There are quite a few steps from stuffing arms and legs, and then attaching them with joints. Then working on the head–putting in eyes, stuffing, and attaching it to the body.
You can see the bears for one order all laid out on my couch while I worked on them like an assembly line. Though I skip around sometimes. So you see the bears made and partially dressed in Steampunk costumes. The sherbet bears are partially completed, the one slumped over without his head yet.
I included another picture to show the finished hats for several Steampunk bears also, which is a major process from cutting, to sewing, to decorating (the really fun part!)
After the bears are all sewn up, I add the ears and the noses.
And then, I bring out my organized box of embroidery thread and begin to add names on their paws.
Last come the bows, tags, and the cards. 🙂
And there you have a bear. The large sherbet bear shows the fur in the beginning, to the finished bear.
A creation made with love to last a lifetime.
Terry, I can’t thank you enough for showing us how you make your adorable teddy bears. I know I will treasure mine forever and ever.
For anyone interested. Terry takes orders. Check out her website.
Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears.com
FREE BOOKS FREE BOOKS FREE BOOKS
Now for one last treat. Is anyone interested in some free books? No contest. No giveaway, or rafflecopter for you to enter. All you have to do is go to the participating eTailer of your choice and download any/or all of the five books that are currently free for a limited time. This is the first time they have ever been free, and they won’t be for long.
Heart of the Wolf
Book 1 in Terry Spear’s Heart of the Wolf series
Their forbidden love may get them both killed.
Bella is a red werewolf, sole survivor of the fire that killed her entire pack.
Devlyn is a beta male werewolf in a pack of grays.
Forced to flee her adopted gray pack when the alpha male becomes a vicious threat, she struggles to live as a lone wolf, until Devlyn, the gray male who rescued her as a pup, comes to bring her home.
When a local red werewolf goes on a killing spree, Bella and Devlyn must flee the murderer, the police and their vengeful pack leader. With the full moon rising, and her heat upon her, Bella can’t resist the pull to her destined mate, even if means Devlyn will have to face the wicked alpha male in a fight to the death…
A sizzling paranormal romance based on extensive research on how wolves live and behave in the wild, creating a fascinating world of nature and fantasy.
Heart of the Highland Wolf
Book 1 in Terry Spear’s Highland Wolf Series
It’s a matter of pride…
Modern day werewolf laird Ian MacNeill reluctantly allows a film production company to use his castle, but he knows his secretive clan has a big problem when a beautiful red werewolf female who insists she’s working on the film keeps showing up in the wrong places…and a matter of pleasure.
Julia Wildthorn is not who she says she is-she’s sneaking into Argent Castle to steal an ancient relic for her grandfather and to do research for her next werewolf romance novel. When she catches a glimpse of Ian, she realizes he’s the perfect hero.
Destiny of the Wolf
Book 1 in Terry Spear’s Silver Town Wolf Series
All she wants is the truth
Lelandi Wildhaven is determined to discover the truth about her beloved sister’s mysterious death. But everyone thinks she’s out to make a bid for her sister’s widowed mate.
He’s a pack leader tormented by memories
Darien Silver blames himself for his mate’s death. When her twin arrives in his town, he finds himself bewitched, and when someone attempts to silence her, he realizes that protecting the beautiful stranger might be the only way to protect his pack—and himself.
A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing
Book 1 in Terry Spear’s SEAL Wolf Series
— A USA Today Bestseller!
Her instincts tell her he’s dangerous…
His powers of persuasion are impossible to resist…
While her overprotective brother’s away, Meara Greymere’s planning to play—and it wouldn’t hurt to find herself a mate in the process. The last thing she needs is one of his SEAL buddies spoiling her fun, even if the guy is the hottest one she’s ever seen.
Finn Emerson is a battle-hardened Navy SEAL and alpha wolf. He’s a little overqualified for baby-sitting, but feisty Meara is attracting trouble like a magnet.
As the only responsible alpha male in the vicinity, Finn is going to have to protect this intriguing woman from a horde of questionable men, and definitely from himself.
Book 1 in the Heart of the Jaguar Series
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has captured hearts worldwide by wrapping the realities of nature into the glorious romance of the wild. Now, she turns her award-winning imagination from the sexy werewolf hunt to the intense sizzle of jaguar shape-shifters.
As a jaguar he is graceful and gorgeous…
Speedy and stealthy…
Fierce, independent, and wild…
As a man he is passionate and powerful…
Willful and wonderful…
And he’ll stop at nothing to protect what’s his…
Thanks for joining us today, Terry. I look forward to seeing you in Daytona come February.
For those that can’t make the convention, you can still join in the fun by joining our 2017 Featured Authors Reading Challenge. It’s open to everyone.
Thanks to everyone who joined us today. I always want to know what my readers think.
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