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ARC Review and Excerpt: Z by Larissa Ione

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Z is the latest in Larissa Ione’s incredible Demonica Underworld Series brought to you by the amazing team at 1001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy of this sexy new novella today!

 

 

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About Z:

Zhubaal, fallen angel assistant to the Grim Reaper, has spent decades searching for the angel he loved and lost nearly a century ago. Not even her death can keep him from trying to find her, not when he knows she’s been given a second chance at life in a new body. But as time passes, he’s losing hope, and he wonders how much longer he can hold to the oath he swore to her so long ago…

As an emim, the wingless offspring of two fallen angels, Vex has always felt like a second-class citizen. But if she manages to secure a deal with the Grim Reaper — by any means necessary — she will have earned her place in the world. The only obstacle in the way of her plan is a sexy hardass called Z, who seems determined to thwart her at every turn. Soon it becomes clear that they have a powerful connection rooted in the past…but can any vow stand the test of time?

One shirtless man with nice muscles

 

 

Larissa Ione - headshotAbout Larissa Ione:

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

 

 

 

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Excerpt:

Zhubaal had suffered like everything else in Sheoul-gra while the Grim Reaper’s soul grew more and more sinister and corrupt. But now that much of the darkness had been lifted, and knowing what life was like in the Inner Sanctum, Zhubaal had sworn to never let himself sink too deeply into evil temptations. The Inner Sanctum’s first level was absolutely his goal.

They had beer there.

“So…you have a girlfriend?”

Once again, the change of topic gave him whiplash, but he managed to shake his head.

She picked up a rock and skipped it like he had, except her stone went farther. “Then who is the ‘her’ you mentioned when you were yelling at me?”

“I wasn’t yelling.” He looked around for another rock. He couldn’t let her win. “And it’s complicated.”

“Hmm. Complicated, you say.” She tapped her finger on her chin, and he could practically hear the wheels turning in her head as she tried to figure out what “complicated” meant. He wished her luck with that. He couldn’t untangle it himself.

“So this person…are you in love with her? Is she emotionally unavailable? Or involved with someone else?” Vex sucked in a sharp breath. “Ooh, that’s it, isn’t it? Being involved with someone else would be really complicated. So who is she? Azagoth’s mate?” She clapped her hands, delighted by the gossipy speculation. “It is!”

“It’s not Lilliana, and don’t even think that.” He found a stone of adequate shape and size and dug it out of the ground with his fingers. “Azagoth is dangerously territorial. Once a dude leered at her for too long, and then he made this slurping noise at her…” He shook his head, still amazed by the male’s stupidity and Azagoth’s swift and brutal reaction.

Vex bounced on her toes like a child listening to an exciting bedtime story. “Did he kill the dude?”

“No,” Z said, “but he won’t be looking at Lilliana again. He won’t be looking at anyone again.”

“Azagoth seems really dreamy,” she sighed, and wasn’t she a bloodthirsty little thing. So opposite of Laura, but he had to admit that he found that attractive in a female. Cruelty, no, but there was nothing wrong with a little eye-for-an-eye. Or an eye for a leer. “I mean, scary, too. But dreamy.”

 

 

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4.5 Stars

 

Vex is a spitfire of a woman. Strong, sassy cunning. She a magnet for demon’s souls. A Daemani. Until recently a very lucrative business for her. That has her seeking out the keeper of souls himself.  I liked everything about Vex. She holds her ground, says what’s her mind and will go for broke.

 

Zhubaal is a fallen angel searching for is long love. His strength and will are remarkable, however the man is a bit prudish. A Virgin hero who has never wavered from the bond he made.  When fate put the lost soul into a woman that is the polar opposite of his beloved, Z has to separate his pass love with Laura and realize a soul doesn’t make the person.

 

Larissa Ione gives reader a quick and hot read that rekindled my love of paranormal.  Z and Vex made me laugh yet both of them could have used a good smack upside the head.  Their chemistry was a bit different but worked for them. And their passion was explosive.  A one sit, steamy and read.

 

Review copy provided for an honest review.

 

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Larissa Ione’s Z – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

April 27th

A Fortress of books – Review

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

Booklovers For Life – Review & Excerpt

Queens of the Darkside – Excerpt

April 28th

Milky Way of Books – Review

Extreme Bookaholics – Excerpt

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Excerpt

April 29th

Collector of book boyfriends – Excerpt

Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review

I Smell Sheep – Review

Oh My Shelves – Review

April 30th

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

Smokin’ Hot Reads Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Barbara Book Reviews – Excerpt

May 1st

Angelika blogja – Review

Sultry, Steamy Reading – Review & Excerpt

Deluged with Books Cafe – Review & Excerpt

Coffee-Books-Life Blog – Review & Excerpt

May 2nd

Bridget’s Book Bungalow – Review & Excerpt

That’s What I’m Talking About – Review

Books-n-Kisses – Review & Excerpt

May 3rd

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews – Excerpt

Diane’s Book Blog – Review

Alpha book club – Review & Excerpt

May 4th

The Romance Reviews – Review

Ashley Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Romancing the Readers – Review

KatyaRath – Review & Excerpt

May 5th

Hike2Forty and beyond – Review & Excerpt

KT Book Reviews – Excerpt

A Hopeless Romantic’s Booklandia – Review & Excerpt

SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews – Excerpt

May 6th

Hart’s Romance Pulse – Excerpt

Book Lovin’ Mamas – Review & Excerpt

Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – Excerpt

Evermore Books – Review & Excerpt

 

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Audio Review: Her Warriors Three Wishes by Carrie Ann Ryan

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Carrie Ann Ryan

Dante Circle Series, Book 2

Narrator: Gregory Salinas

 

 

Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?

Ambrose Griffin is older than most, if not all, civilizations. As each year passes, he submerses himself into his training, only relaxing around his protégée and friend, Shade. After losing his wife and children in the last Angelic Wars, he guards his heart and has no desire to share it with another.

Bookkeeper and romance novel enthusiast, Jamie Bennett dreams of being swept off her feet by a white knight. However, her life is no romance book. Since meeting Ambrose—a sexy, delicious angel—she’s been twisted inside out and doesn’t know why. Things are happening that she can’t control and now her life is in danger.

Balin Drake is stuck in hell, literally. His life of refusing to take souls, even though it’s part of his demon nature, has caught up with him. He’s dying and now must search for his true half, but even a mating may not save him. When he meets the two people who could fill that part, he’ll need to fight for something he hasn’t felt in over a century—hope.

Warning: Contains a rigid angel who needs a certain sexy woman to help him unwind, a book keeper who finds herself the creamy center of the best cookie ever, and a demon who has a certain taste for pressing them both against walls.

 

 

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4.5 Stars

 

Carrie Ann Ryan entices, temps and makes the reader melt with the amount of heart and heat in Her Warriors Three Wishes.

 

Her Warriors’ Three Wishes is my favorite Dante’s Circle series book.  I am also a sucker for a good ménage.  I love Balin. He’s a rebel among his kind. He also had this innocent nature with his naughty ways.  I found him unique.  Ambrose had it all and it was taken away. Making him reserved and even coming off as a bit of an ass. Jamie puts herself out there and doesn’t give up. Even when her true nature is revealed she keeps her head high.

 

Carrie Ann Ryan puts the reader in the middle with an angel on the left, a demon on the right and they’re both talking dirty in your ears.  Holy hotness. Gregory Salinas sultry narration takes readers on this sexy and suspenseful, fast paced story that will have your ears turning red. I love the combination of all the different paranormal elements. The characters are fun, feisty, and well developed.  Her Warriors Three Wishes is a wickedly naughty listen.

 

A complementary copy of this audio title was provided for an honest review.

 

 

deana

ARC Review: Rogue by Patricia Rasey

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Patricia Rasey

Sons of Sangue Series, Book 4

E- Book

Self Published: February 23, 2016

 

 

Vampire MC member Anton “Rogue” Balan, aka Blondy, has turned his back on the powerful Sons of Sangue, betraying the brotherhood he once considered his family. Or so his vampire brethren think. Changing his appearance, his persona, and signing up with rival gang, the Devils, Rogue has gone deep undercover to catch the La Paz Cartel’s kingpin. Having lost a woman he once thought he would spend eternity with, Rogue now feels he has nothing left to lose . . . that is until a temptation named Kimber James invades his dangerous world.

Strait-laced Kimber has a problem and his name is Anton Balan. After an impulsive night of passion with him more than a year ago, the small-town librarian still has the hots for the sexy biker next door. She can’t deny her desire for Anton, even though she suspects he’s hiding a secret even darker than his affiliation with an outlaw MC. As for Rogue, no matter how much he tries to refuse the scorching need he has for Kimber—as much as his duty depends on it—he’s powerless to deny his rising feelings for her. And when a blindside by an enemy he once trusted puts Kimber’s life at risk, Rogue’s tarnished honor is put to the ultimate test.

 

 

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5 Stars

Anton “Rogue” Balan, also known as Blondie, has just become my new favorite of the Son. The sweet Alpha vampire, as I like to call him, is as sexy and build as the Road King he rides.  Sweet, kind and caring Anton makes you melt in more ways than one. Don’t let that fool you, the man can take you faster than the blink of an eye. Internal struggles, mimicking betrayal and longing have changed Anton. Even in what could be called his darkest hour his loyalty, devotion, and selflessness never waver from his true home.

 

Kimber is a girl next door type with personally and spunk. Putting her in a class all her own. A good and sweet woman who can stand her ground. Kimber is as straight laced as they come, however she does have this sultry and playful side that you don’t see on the surface.  She’s a fun and extremely likable character.

 

Patricia Rasey’s fourth installment of the Son of Sangue series, Rogue, has just become my favorite of the series.  Sorry Gypsy!  Anton has upped the game!  Action pack and emotionally driven, Patricia Rasey once again has readers hanging on for dear life while going at breakneck speeds. The stench of betrayal thickens the air, danger is to close to home, secrets unfold as the bonds of Brotherhood are tested to the core.  Chemistry, compassion, passion and lust have infused a desire for things that should not be. Making wants and needs walk a fine line in the Sons dangerous world. And that’s just the beginning. Sexual tension, suspense and extreme loyalty make the foundation for a fast paced story with a twisty plot that pull you in and keeps the pages turning to the wee hours of the morning.  Fantastic storytelling with the perfect balance of romance and suspense, Ms. Rasey delivers a damn fine book.

 

As a huge fan of the Sons of Sangue series, I recommend that you read the stories in order to fully benefit the this amazing world she has created.  Rogue is a highly recommended book as is the entire Sons of Sangue series.

A complementary copy of this title was provided by the author.

 

 

deana

 

 

Release Day: Rogue by Patricia Rasey

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Patricia Rasey

Sons of Sangue Series, Book 4

ebook, 375 pages
Expected publication: February 23rd 2016 by Patricia A. Rasey

Vampire MC member Anton “Rogue” Balan, aka Blondy, has turned his back on the powerful Sons of Sangue, betraying the brotherhood he once considered his family. Or so his vampire brethren think. Changing his appearance, his persona, and signing up with rival gang, the Devils, Rogue has gone deep undercover to catch the La Paz Cartel’s kingpin. Having lost a woman he once thought he would spend eternity with, Rogue now feels he has nothing left to lose . . . that is until a temptation named Kimber James invades his dangerous world.

Strait-laced Kimber has a problem and his name is Anton Balan. After an impulsive night of passion with him more than a year ago, the small-town librarian still has the hots for the sexy biker next door. She can’t deny her desire for Anton, even though she suspects he’s hiding a secret even darker than his affiliation with an outlaw MC. As for Rogue, no matter how much he tries to refuse the scorching need he has for Kimber—as much as his duty depends on it—he’s powerless to deny his rising feelings for her. And when a blindside by an enemy he once trusted puts Kimber’s life at risk, Rogue’s tarnished honor is put to the ultimate test.

 

 

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“You shouldn’t come here, Kimber. Ever. Do I make myself clear?”

With a roll of her eyes, she snorted. “This isn’t exactly my scene, Anton. Murphy’s Tavern is more my

speed.”

“Good, then I’ll escort you over to that bar.”

Anton reached for her, but she took a step back. Lord, she didn’t need the extra stimulation his touch

caused. Just being in the same room with him had her naughty parts humming with unrequited desire.

Even angry he was all sorts of sexy. Kimber shifted her stance, trying to alleviate the ache centered in

the V of her thighs.

“I’m with a friend.”

“Wolf or Xander?” he all but growled.

“Who?” Her voice rose, having had about enough of his surly attitude. He should be thanking her from

stopping the beating he was about to receive from those two buffoons.

“The two idiots at the bar you were cozying up to.”

“Lord, you’re either blind or stupid.” She ran a hand through her hair in frustration. What the hell did

she see in him? Plenty, her overactive brain reminded her. “I’m here with a coworker. She was on the

dance floor and I was about to order a drink.”

“You in the habit of letting strange men paw you?”

Oh, he so overstepped his boundaries. Her ire shot to the metal roof. “Not since you. I guess I should

thank you for curing me.”

Kimber thought she heard a slight chuckle, but the look on his face didn’t give way to any traces of

humor. “Just in case you might be wondering, I’m a much better fuck than Wolf.”

“The guy with the roaming hands? And you would know this because…” She let it hang in hopes he’d

elaborate. This ought to be good. She’d be damned before she’d feed his ego, even if he no doubt was

better in bed.

“You see any women hanging around Wolf before you arrived at the bar?”

“No, but that doesn’t mean anything. The night is early. He has plenty of time to pick up a date.”

“Looked to me like he was heading in that direction before I opened the door.”

“What about the woman you had in here with you?” Her forefinger indicated the orange sofa in the

corner. “I suppose you were offering her your services on that ugly couch.”

“As I recall, you didn’t complain about my servicing you.”

Her face heated, no sense in pretending he was wrong. The regret was that he’d turned into a Grade A

ass afterward and she hadn’t gotten a second sampling. “I had no complaints.”

 

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pr2A daydreamer at heart, suspense author, Patricia A. Rasey, resides in her native town in

Northwest Ohio with her husband, Mark and her lovable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Todd.

She has two adult sons she is extremely proud of and are actively making their own paths in life.

At the age of twenty-nine, her boys both tucked away in school all day, she decided to put her

creative writing studies to use. A graduate of Long Ridge Writer’s School, Patricia has seen

publication of some her short stories in magazines as well as several of her novels.

Ms. Rasey is a three-time recipient of the Word Weaving Award for Literary Excellence and a

three-time winner of the prestigious RIO Award Of Excellence. She is also a three-time EPPIE

finalist and was a 2001 nominee for Romantic Times Magazine’s Best Electronic Book.

Additionally, Twilight Obsessions and Twilight Visions, two anthologies she was a part of, was

nominated for the PEARL, the Paranormal Excellence Award in Romantic Literature, in the Best

Anthology category. Her short story, In The Mind of Darkness won the P&E 2002 Horror short

story category.

When not behind her computer, you can find Patricia working, reading, watching movies or

MMA. She is currently a third degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate.

Ms. Rasey’s work includes the novels…

Audio Review: Léopold’s Wicked Embrace by Kym Grosso

28229974Léopold’s Wicked Embrace

Kym Grosso

Narrator: Ryan West

Audible Audio
Published June 5th 2015 by LLC MTCarvin Publishing

 

 

 

 

An erotic paranormal romance…

Seductive and lethal vampire, Léopold Devereoux, returns to the Big Easy to find a killer. His search leads him to a beautiful and mysterious woman, who awakens desires and emotions that he’s long fought to keep buried. After centuries of self-imposed solitude, the billionaire philanthropist struggles to restrain his growing thirst for the intriguing, lovely female who’s captured his attention.

Laryssa Theriot, an antiques proprietor in the Vieux Carré, agrees to help the commanding yet debonair stranger, who seeks her assistance. She withholds her secret abilities, afraid to trust the man who threatens to unleash her darkest fantasies. All the while, Léopold consumes her thoughts, testing her erotic limits and bringing her to new levels of ecstasy. As the menacing force that has stalked Laryssa for years finally catches up to her, she submits, putting her life into the hands of the dominant vampire who offers his protection.

Deep in the heart of New Orleans, they embark on a perilous adventure, forced to search for an ancient sacrificial relic that they hope will save their lives. As they face formidable challenges, Léopold and Laryssa surrender to the passionate intimacy that possesses them. After hundreds of years of denying himself love, will Léopold bond to the woman who has begun to crack the impenetrable shell around his heart? As evil draws near, will Laryssa survive the demon that has come to take her soul?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes and is intended for adult readers only.

 

 

review

5 Stars

 

Ryan West hypnotizes readers into sensual darkness with Kym Grosso’s Léopold’s Wicked Embrace.

 

Léopold has become my favorite vampire. Seductively wicked, dominant and sensual.  Alluring and dangerous, Leo’s presence commands attention and invokes darkness. The way he speaks is like an aphrodisiac. He is walking seduction and lust.  Léopold knows what he wants and has the patience to wait for the perfect moment to use his erotic powers of persuasion to get it.  A damn hot vampire.

 

Laryssa holds a secret keeps that has her in a constant danger.  Her determination, strength and sassiness make her one amazing character.  Her unique nature keeps her true self hidden from the world.  As Laryssa allows her walls to come down she reveals she is so much more than meets the eye.  A new favorite female lead for this series, for me.
Ms. Grosso has again enchanted and seduced her readers with her wicked immortals. Léopold’s story is sophisticatedly sexy and intensely erotic. The smooth talking vampire has met his match with sassy mystery of a woman, who stopped the unstoppable in his tracks. A deliciously wicked read.

 

deana

Q and A with Elle Boon- Jett’s Wild Wolf

Jett’s Wild Wolf

Elle Boon

Mystic Wolves, Book 3

 

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A WILD WOLF, A SEXY AS SIN SHIFTER, AND A BOND THEY

COULDN’T DENY. Will Jett and Taryn be able to get their happily

ever after, or will it be destroyed by their enemy?

A WILD WOLF…Taryn yearned for the freedom to find a place where she belonged. A

place where she was loved and could love without fear. The first time she saw Jett, her heart and

mind knew he was the one for her.

A SEXY AS SIN SHIFTER…Jett nearly lost his place in the Mystic Wolves because

of one wild wolf. Now, she’s saved his life, and his wolf wants her for their own. Can he trust

her not to betray them all?

A BOND THEY COULDN’T DENY…Taryn and Jett fight the attraction they’ve

felt simmering between them, until danger almost takes what is most precious away… an

unyielding love they’d never thought they deserved to have.

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Q and A with Elle Boon

 

Welcome Elle and thanks for being here today. Let’s get started.

 

Please tell us a bit about your current book…

My latest book is Jett’s Wild Wolf, Mystic Wolves 3. This book is not for the faint of heart. It starts off with a bang. The heroine is the daughter of the bad guy, and he is evil incarnate. Taryn has lusted after Jett for a long time, but knew he’d never want her because of who and what she was. But, circumstances throws them together, and it’s only because of her that he is attacked, and then because she has the ability to heal him, they form a bond.

Jett doesn’t trust Taryn, but he wants her more than he’s ever wanted anyone in his life. He plans to work her out of his system, and then find out what he can to destroy her father, even if it means destroying her.

Will these two be able to work through their trust issues, or will the evil from both their pasts rip them apart before they can find their happily ever after?

 

Who was your favorite character to write and why?

I love my character Zeus from my Ravens of War. He is such an alpha, yet he’s funny, charming, and loves his mate. I truly love him. I also love Nolan from my Mystic Wolves. He’s a little boy and will steal your heart

 

What’s your favorite genre to write?

Hands down paranormal. I think it’s because I like making shit up.

 

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I really want to go to Italy. I love Italian food, so I know I won’t starve. It’s beautiful and I would love to soak in all things Italian… yes, the men are pretty awesome, too.

 

 

Excerpt:

Taryn made her way through the throng of people. Bike week in full swing at Sturgis made

it easy for her to blend into the crowd at the largest biker’s bar in town. She loved the anonymity

that came with the thousands of people who flooded the small town each year.

The music throbbed a sexy beat, reminding her of the last time she’d been in Chaps, surely a

stupid move, but a girl was allowed to be stupid every once in a while. As she got closer to the

stage where the band was playing, women were more than half naked, screaming like a bunch of

banshees. Taryn looked over her shoulder at the ladies she’d come with, making sure they were

keeping up with her.

“We are so not taking our tops off, Taryn,” Darian yelled in her ear.

A snort escaped Taryn. She’d met Darian and her motley group of friends a few weeks back

at the library studying for exams. When they’d noticed Taryn sitting alone on a nightly basis, the

women had decided she needed rescuing. Now, she led them to the front, knowing if they needed

rescuing she’d be the one to save their asses.

She looked at the outfits each woman had on, then at her own daring ensemble. Yeah, none

of them had much to take off, yet they all had on more than the women at the front of the stage.

“Get your asses up here ladies, and don’t puss out on me,” Taryn yelled, dragging Jenna and

Kylie along. The band ended one song, only to start another.

Unable to get to the front, she and her friends moved to the side where a dance floor

afforded them a view, but also allowed them the chance to get their groove on as Kylie loved to

say. When she saw the way the girl started bopping to the music without a care, she joined her. A

raucous round of giggling ensued, and then all four were dancing.

Taryn didn’t notice they were drawing attention as they danced to song after song, letting

the beat carry her away. She loved music, could lose herself in the rhythm for hours. Looking up

toward the stage, her eyes met the dark orbs of the one man sure to set her body aflame. He

stared at her while he twirled the drumsticks in both hands, never missing a beat. His lips moved,

singing along to the song, every now and again she could see the piercing on his extremely long

tongue.

She licked her lips, his eyes seemed to follow the movement, narrowing as a guy bumped

into her back. His black eyes flared, the eyes of his wolf apparent.

Panic made her stumble into Darian. “Excuse me ladies. I need a drink. Be right back.”

She didn’t wait around for them to say anything. Her fight or flight instinct kicking in like

prey caught in a predator’s sight. Not that she thought Jett of the Mystic Pack even knew who

she was. With all the people crowding the bar, there was no way her scent could reach him, she

assured herself. Standing in line to get a drink she got her nerves under control.

After ordering four bottles of beer she made her way back to the dance floor. A DJ had

started playing, giving the band a short break. Taryn handed each lady their drink, accepting their

thanks with a smile. Not seeing the band, or the wolf, she decided she would not think of by

name, Taryn sat her empty bottle of beer on the closest table.

“Oh, who knows how to do this line dance?” she asked. The song playing was an old one

that was sure to get everyone up and dancing. Jenna jumped up and down, grabbing her hand as

they shoved their way to the middle of the sawdust dance floor right in front of the stage.

They whooped and hollered along with the crowd, shaking their asses in miniscule denim

skirts and cowgirl boots. Where Jenna was a little more covered with her boyish figure, Taryn

drew more stares with her voluptuous curves, purple hair and tattoos. She color coordinated her

black and purple tank to match her hair and topped it off with her favorite black boots with

purple snakeskins. She didn’t have a lot of money, but she knew how to buy things on sale.

Shimmying to the beat, they took it down low, slapping the floor with the palm of her hand,

she laughed at the look on Darian’s face as she made sure her knees were held together. No way

in hell was she going to flash her panties to the crowd of onlookers.

“Why didn’t you beotchs join us?” Jenna asked.

Kylie began doing what was known as the peepee dance. “Who’s going to the bathroom

with me?”

Taryn didn’t like the thought of being left alone, and just the mention of the bathroom had

her bladder waking up. “Let’s go. You know what they say though. Once you break the seal.”

They laughed as they weaved their way toward the ladies room.

About the Author:

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I’m a wife and mother who is a retired stay at home mom of 2. I say retired because my youngest

is 14 and my oldest is 20. When my baby went to school, reading saved my sanity, and then the same

year he started school, I was diagnosed with Cancer, again reading saved my sanity. When I

recovered and realized how quickly life could change, I made a bucket list. The number one thing was to live.

Check. On top of that list was to become a published author. Check. Eight years later I have accomplished

that goal and several others.

I live in the Midwest, but I”m a southern girl with only a slight twang who says y’all quite frequently, and am

known to say “Bless Your Heart” A LOT. If you know what that means, you do not want to be the one I say

that to, lol. I cuss worse than if a trucker and a sailor were put together, but I do it with class.

I write what I love to read, erotic romance. My books are definitely full of lots of story, but I leave nothing to the

imagination in or out of the bedroom. My hope is that after readers have read one of my stories, they fall in love with the

characters as much as I have. The best part of my new journey is that I get to create new worlds, and have all kinds of stories in my head just waiting to be written. I truly love to hear from readers. You can find me on Twitter, Facebook or my webside, but I’m on Facebook ALL the

time, so find me. I’d love to hear from you!!!

 

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Release Blitz: Kym Grosso’s JAX

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Synopsis

Agrestis Wolves’ Alpha, Jax Chandler, is on a mission to exact retribution after being captured and tortured by an enigmatic adversary. When the sophisticated publishing mogul rescues a beautiful wolf, he recognizes the woman he’d once believed to be his mate. Captivated, he sets out to discover her secrets and teaches her to embrace submission.

With Alpha blood running through her veins, Katrina Livingston’s shifter magic has been systematically stolen over time. On the run from demonic forces, she turns to the striking New York Alpha, the one she’s both hurt and protected. As she indulges in his erotic world, she struggles to resist the instinct to mate with Jax, a bond she believes will kill him.

From New York to New Orleans, Jax and Katrina embark on a dark and sensual adventure, discovering sorcery that could eradicate his entire pack. With their lives in danger, they search for clues to release her from the ominous prophesy. Will they survive the predator that comes ever closer to destroying their lives? And will Jax acknowledge the bond to a woman he never imagined he could trust to be his mate?

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Kade

Kade Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1)

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Luca

Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2)

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Tristan

Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3)

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Logan

Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4)

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Leopold

Léopold’s Wicked Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 5)

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Dimitri (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 6)

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AboutTheAuthorKym Grosso is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. She also has a new erotic romantic suspense series, Club Altura Romance. In addition to romance novels, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She is also a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

Kym enjoys reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.

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Audio Review: Stolen and Forgiven by Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan

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Branded Pack Series, Book 1

Alexandra Ivy

Carrie Ann Ryan

Narrator:

Audible Audio
 
Published August 27th 2015 by Carrie Ann Ryan, Alexandra Ivy

 

The first in a brand new dark and gritty paranormal series, Stolen and Forgiven begins a new journey with New York Times best-selling authors Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan.

Stolen
The first rule of being Alpha of the Canine Pack is to protect their secrets from the humans at all cost. One look at the dying human at his doorstep, and Holden Carter knows he will have to break it. The broken woman with no hope at survival is his mate. When he forces the change on her to save her life, he not only sets forth motions that could risk both their lives, but the lives of every shifter in the world.

Ariel Sands grew up in a post-Verona infection world and under the care of the very humans she thought had cured the disease. When they betray her in the worst ways imaginable, she finds herself not only mated to the Alpha of the very species she’s been taught to fear, but the focal point of a traitor and path to destruction for everyone’s way of life. It will take more than trust and a mating bond for Ariel and Holden to survive their enemies and burn of their own temptations.

Forgiven
Soren Slater is a Beta wolf who understands the duty to his Pack comes before his own needs. At a young age, he takes a position as a liaison between his Pack and the other species of shifters. He never expected his enticing flirtations with Cora Wilder, a Tiger Princess, would encourage her cat to consider him a potential mate. He’s forced to walk away, choosing a partner among the wolves to try and strengthen his Pack.

Cora has no intention of forgiving or forgetting Soren’s rejection. Not even when the Packs are forced to live together and she discovers Soren’s former mate has died. But then, she’s kidnapped by the SAU, and she has no choice but to work with Soren to escape. Together, they must put the past behind them if they’re to survive the human’s evil plot.

 

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4.5 Stars

 

Stolen

 

Holden and Ariel’s story sets the tone for the series while learn the ways of the pack. Dark and gritting, Holden’s choice sets a unexpected chain of event.  Giving a nice twist for shifters. Hot, hard and in your face the Branded Pack is nothing to mess with.

 

Forgiven

 

Cora and Soren story is dangerous, sassy and sexy.  Past lovers find themselves in each others path when the humans force the wolves and tigers into one compound.  Sorens mistake of the past has him chasing after anything Cora will give him. Lust takes over and the humans butt in, sending a love struck wolf on on the chase for his mate.
The Branded Pack series has quickly caught my attention.  From concept of the series to the plots of the individual stories are dark, dangerous and hands down sexy.  Living within the rules while breaking the rules. Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan’s talent separately has had me reading them for years. Together they are phenomenal. From character development to world building and plotting, they’ve got it going on.

Aiden Snow makes Stolen and Forgiven come alive. His voice flawlessly takes this story to another level.

 

Audio copy provided for an honest review.

 

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ARC Review: Autumn Thorns by Yasmine Galenorn

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Yasmine Galenorn

Whisper Hollow Series, Book 1

Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages

Expected publication: October 27th 2015 by Jove

In an all-new series, New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn invites readers to Whisper Hollow, where spirits walk among the living and the lake never gives up her dead…

Fifteen years ago, I ran away from Whisper Hollow, Washington, a small town on Crescent Lake in the Olympic Peninsula. But truth is, if you were born here, you can never really leave. I’m Kerris Fellwater, and when I returned, I inherited my grandmother’s house—and her gift. As a spirit shaman, it’s my responsibility to drive the dead back to their graves, because around Whisper Hollow, people—and secrets—don’t always stay buried.

When I was little, I was told my mother ran off. But now it looks like she was murdered. With the help of my mysterious neighbor Bryan, we begin to unravel the mystery of her disappearance, and in doing so, unearth a dark force seeking to bury Whisper Hollow. Now I must work with the dead, rather than against them, because our enemy will do whatever she can to destroy the town, and she means to start with me.

 

 

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5 Stars

Yasmine Galenorn raises the hairs at the back of your neck with the first book of her new Whisper Hollow series, Autumn Thorns.
The Town of Whisper Hollow has a personality that’s dark and mysterious shining through the pages as much as the unique and charismatic characters do. Ms. Galenorn’s intricate world building weave together lore and legend with her own twists giving a fresh feel in the paranormal world.

One of the things I love most about Ms. Galenorn’s writing is the secondary characters play as much of a roll as the primary. Autumn Thorns is no exception. Each character has their own brand of personality, spunk and mystery with an eclectic talents that shape this story. Trying to figure out who was friend or foe keeps the reader on their toes while becoming immersed in the mist of Whisper Hollow.

Enchanting, enthralling and dark. Autumn Thorns is Ms. Galenorn at her best. Action, mystery and passion consume the reader while leaving them looking over their shoulder. A fantastic Urban Fantasy/Paranormal read!

I was very lucky to receive a print Galley copy of Autumn Thorns directly from the author.

All reviews are honest and of my opinion.
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ARC Review: No Place Like Home by Mysti Parker

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Mysti Parker

Tallenmere Series, Book  #4

Release Date: Oct. 24

eBook Length: 277 pages

Publisher: Melange Books

 

 

In Port Valor, it’s dangerous to be different. Especially for sixteen-year-old Mirabelle Hearton, whose psychic abilities could put her entire family in danger. To protect them, she left the city and her childhood sweetheart, Lysander Devlin, behind to live a life of servitude in Leogard’s Temple. Ten years later, someone discovered her mind-bending talents and forced her to send an innocent woman into exile.
As punishment for her crimes, she must return to Port Valor to seek out a dangerous mercenary called The Tyger. He’s already threatened the lives of her family and is rumored to have killed countless others for the right price.
Mirabelle’s time is running out. She has two months to bring the Tyger to justice or succumb to an excruciating death from an irreversible curse. As frightening as her mission is, facing Lysander again may be the greatest challenge of her life. https://coffeebookslifeblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php
Despite their difficult reunion, she and Lysander must band together to face an evil force that could sap the very souls from everyone they love. Mirabelle must also make a choice—catch The Tyger and redeem her sins, or give into feelings long buried and risk losing everything.

 

 

 

 

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“So, why are you back, Mira? Ten years with no word from you—I assumed you were devoted to the Temple or dead.”
“I’m sorry,” I said, paying undue attention to a dried spot of blood on the table. “Didn’t you get my letters?”
“Yes, and they were very well-written.” He huffed out a laugh. “Both of them were so vivid, I hardly knew you were gone.”
“I guess you’re still angry with me.”
He cocked an eyebrow. “Angry? Whatever for? I’ve had a lovely life, as I’m sure you’ve had in Leogard. You heard I’m getting married?”
“Yes,” I said, my mouth suddenly dry, but I forced a raspy, “Congratulations.”
“Why, thank you. The moon will be perfect for the ceremony tomorrow night. Full and bright. Of course, you’re welcome to attend.”
What was I supposed to say to that, having been on the brink of marrying him myself? I settled on, “That’s very kind of you.”
Narrowing his eyes, he leaned in and propped his elbow on the table. “Well…you still haven’t told me why you’ve returned. My parents’ death wasn’t deemed important enough, though your note was sympathetic. It must be some official Temple business.”
I really wished he’d stop trying to make eye contact. Being reminded of his parents’ death cut me deep—they were like a second set of parents to me, even called me their daughter. I wiped a tear from the corner of my eye. The dull roar around us had grown louder. Another fight had begun in the back corner. One of Marlow’s twin wives broke a bottle over her sister’s head, and soon they were rolling on the floor, throwing punches and pulling hair. Marlow ran over, doing his best to pull them apart. Everyone else turned their attention to the latest brawl, cheering on one wife or the other.
But, Lysander kept his eyes on me, waiting. With everyone distracted, I decided to tell him part of the truth. If there was any chance the Tyger actually existed, he might have heard something about him. “I’m looking for someone called the Tyger.”
“Really? Is he another jilted lover of yours?”
“No.” I crossed my arms, knowing I should have been prepared for resentment. “He’s supposedly an outlaw who may pose a danger to Leogard and my own family. But I suspect he’s just a rumor.”
“You didn’t come all this way to confirm a rumor, did you? What are your plans for this Tyger, should you be so fortunate as to find him?”
He’d laugh at me, but I’d already told him this much and had only a few weeks to live. Might as well surrender the last of my pride. “I’m supposed to capture him and bring him back to the Priestess.”
“So, you’re a bounty hunter now? An odd assignment for a Temple acolyte. But, I do have it on good authority that the Tyger isn’t just a rumor.”
My eyes widened, and I sat up straight, daring to look him in the eye. Could he actually exist, or was Lysander punishing me by leading me to believe in a phantom, only to crush my hopes for a good laugh?
“Let me guess,” I said, “he was here earlier, but I just missed him, right?”
“Not exactly.”
“Fine, I’ll bite. Then where is he?”
He smiled wickedly. “You’re looking at him.

 

 

 

 

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4.5 Stars

Lysander surprised me the most. Upon first meeting, I just shook my head at him. The transformation this character takes on is a story in itself. Going from a simple, heartbroken man to a fierce and majestic creature.  The foundation of who his is changed, he questioned it and then embraced it. He kept me turning the pages.

 

Mira’s secret gift is a beauty and danger all in one. A strong woman who can see outside the box, along with her kind heart makes her just as brave. Hiding her secret was like she was hiding part of herself.

 

Mysti Parker have give readers a creative and equine paranormal romance. Combining many genres of the romance world putting No Place Like Home is a class by itself. The feel of this book go from steampunk, with some touches of historical, mixing a taste of Sci-Fi, to epic fantasy. There’s truly something for everyone in the book.

 

Ms. Parker’s No Place Like Home is an entertaining story that will captivate you with amazing world building. With paranormal for me, the setting is a big part of the story. Creativity is an understatement, when the setting gives unexpected surprises. What kept me reading was the remarkable character development and overall plot of the story. Lysander and Mira’s tragedy and triumph together and apart is passionate, heartbreaking, and magical. When I starting reading I really thought I would not make it fifty pages in. That should tell you something!

 

Mysti Parker gives the reader not only a story, but a full on enthralling adventure.  No Place Like Home was nothing like I expected and more than I ever thought it would be.

 

About the Author:

 

Mysti Parker is a wife, mom, author, and shameless chocoholic. She is the author of the Tallenmere standalone fantasy romance series, including the award-winning Hearts in Exile. Her first award-winning historical romance, A Time for Everything, was published in July 2015. Mysti’s other romantic tales include The Roche Hotel romantic comedy series and contemporary novellas co-written with author MJ Post. Her short writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, Christmas Lites II, Christmas Lites IV, The Darwin Murders, Tasteful Murders and EveryDayFiction.

Other writing pursuits include serving as a class mentor in Writers Village University’s seven week online course, F2K. She has also published two children’s books (Quentin’s Problem & Fuzzy Buzzy’s Treasure) under the name Misty Baker.

When she’s not writing fiction, Mysti works as a freelance editor and copywriter. She also reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband, three children and too many pets.

The Tallenmere Series:

A Ranger’s Tale
Serenya’s Song
Hearts in Exile

Tallenmere Unleashed:

No Place Like Home
The Menagerie (coming ??)

 

http://www.mystiparker.com
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