Bombastic #BookBlitz: Angelic Outcast by Jessie Wrights

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Angelic Outcast (Heavenly Chronicles Book 1) by [Wrights, Jessie]Angelic Outcast

Heavenly Chronicles Book 1

By Jessie Wrights

Genre: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Publication Date: February 25, 2017

Blurb:

Artan never knew what to expect when he was called to service on Earth, but the sight of his future charge made him think this one wouldn’t be so bad, until he gets shot during his first meeting with Elizabeth Savante. Turns out she already has a protector, and he is none too pleased to find that Heaven has taken an interest in his partner.

Khris thought he was safe, his work with Liz kept him constantly moving and out of Heaven’s cross hairs. That is until an angel shows up, and tells him that a demon is after Liz. And to make matters worse Liz is completely psyched about it. Now he has a choice, he can stay and help protect the best thing that ever happened to him, or he can run before Heaven finds out what and where he is.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Jessie WrightsTrue to her motto, Jessie spends her time creating new worlds for you to enjoy thru the written word.

Author of several book series and stand alone novels, she is a fresh face on the writing scene and looks forward to the experience.

Her first novel “Angelic Outcast” of the Heavenly Chronicles is now available on Amazon Kindle and she is working on making it available in other outlets as well.

As there is much to come, check back regularly to see what will be coming down the pipe next.

She likes hearing from fans so her Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumbler, and You tube are listed below.

Welcome to the Worlds of Jessie Wrights.

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Clever #CoverReveal: Reason to Love by Sedona Venez

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Reason to Love
Sedona Venez
(Credence Curse #3)
Publication date: March 15th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Can sworn enemies cross the line and fall in love?

Reason Orlov, a vampire-human, is the princess of the vampire coven. Never quite feeling like she fits in, the hybrid has spent her life trying to rise to the expectations of her father, the vampire king.

Jack Alagona—better known as Jackal—is the second-in-command in his wolf pack. Set in his domineering alpha ways, the wolf-shifter closed off his heart long ago when vampires took what was most precious to him.

Even though a relationship between vampires and shifters is practically forbidden, all Reason knows is that she wants Jackal with a passion she’s never felt.

And, although Reason drives him crazy in a way that he thought he wouldn’t feel again, with memories that rule his present life, Jackal can’t risk being more than friends.

Can Reason convince Jackal to let her into his heart, or will their pasts get in the way?

Reason to Love is the third book in the Credence Curse Saga, a series of adventure-packed shifter romance tales. If you like dark magic, powerful women, steamy love scenes, heart-pounding romance, and piles of sexy shifter secrets, then you’ll love the latest romp from author Sedona Venez.

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EXCERPT:

He arched down, grabbing my face between his callous palms, and a weird jolt of energy pulsed through me. Instead of pushing him away, strangely, the only thing I could think of was how long it’d been since I felt a man’s hands on my skin. His full focus was on me, the attention sending little tremors of awareness through me, as we stared at each other, speechless, our faces mere inches apart.

Move, Reason. Just fucking go.

My mind and body staged a mutiny by refusing to cooperate, as if daring the shifter to make another move. He did by pressing his lips against mine.

No, no, no. This will not do.

Reaching up, I slapped my hands against his wide shoulders with every intention of shoving him away. Instead, my fingers gripped him tight, pulling him closer. My lips parted before he sucked my tongue into his mouth.

Oh, baby Jesus. Why does he taste like my three favorite things—coffee, mint, and cinnamon?

Author Bio:

Sedona Venez is a romance author with a dirty mind. She lives in New York City with her hot ex-military hubby–hooah–and their fur baby. She loves writing sizzling, sexy intricate stories about strong but broken characters who push limits, overcome their fears, and risk it all for love.

You can chat with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SedonaVenez), Twitter (@SedonaVenez), and her kick-ass romance website, (www.sedonavenez.com).

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Clever #CoverReveal: Mercenary Moon by Lola Taylor

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Mercenary Moon

Blackbriar Creek Wolves
Book One
Lola Taylor
Genre: Werewolf Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Indigo Dreamer Press
Date of Publication: May 2017
Number of pages: novel-length
Cover Artist: Roz Marshall of Alba Covers
Book Description:
He’s bad to the bone… but then again, so is she.
Werewolf Nyx Dawson has blood on his paws—a lot of it. But he’s done with the brutal life of a mercenary. Doesn’t mean he ever thought he’d end up in his small, Southern hometown of Blackbriar Creek, Tennessee. Back with his mother and baby sister, and the rowdy bunch of werewolves he’d sworn a pack oath to as a pup. For a while, life seems peaceful and he thinks he can put his dark past behind him—until one of the most vicious, powerful alphas this side of the Smokies shows up and threatens to kill his family if he doesn’t comply with his demands…
Evangeline “Eva” Carlyle has spent her life wearing a mask. Being the perfect, obedient daughter.Being the stoic alpha-elect of her father’s pack.Being the face of her father’s paranormal pharmaceutical company, Carlyle Enterprises. Only, she doesn’t want her sizable inheritance or his paltry love—she wants his head. A life for a life, the collection of a blood debt that has been long overdue. The Golden Wolf is going to answer for his many covered up crimes against the paranormal world, and she’s determined to be the harbinger of justice.
But her father’s nobody’s fool. He knows someone is out to get him, and so blackmails one of the deadliest mercenaries into hunting down his would-be killer and taking them out first. Legend or not, Eva doesn’t think the arrogant and hotter-than-hell Nyx will be a problem. And Nyx certainly would never allow himself to fall for a werewolf aristocrat, no matter how much his inner wolf yearns to mate with her.
As the two of them tiptoe around each other, sparks begin to fly and passion mounts. Secrets—and blood—will be spilled. The closer Nyx grows to Eva, the more he’s convinced she’s his mate. And in the end, he’ll have to make the ultimate decision—kill the woman he loves to save his family, or defy his greatest enemy and risk losing everyone he holds dear.
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About the Author:
“Lola Taylor” is a pen name created for the romances I can’t show my grandma without blushing. My favorite genre to write is romantic suspense, usually involving hot werewolves, warlocks, or any other type of paranormal creature. Keep the action hot and the romance hotter—that’s my motto! I’m a horror film junkie, I still love Halloween as an adult (seriously, I think I get more excited for it than some kids do), and what precious spare time I have is spent with my family, reading (everything from sci fi to middle grade), playing the flute, painting pretty pictures, or screwing around on Pinterest or Etsy. Hailing from the South, I currently live in the Midwest with five fur babies and my hubby.
I’m pretty easy-going. If you want to get to know me or just say “hi,” you can find me on Facebook, Google + ,Pinterest,and Goodreads.
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Rapturous #Release #Blitz: Ditch Lane Diaries Series by D.F. Jones

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Ditch
Lane Diaries
One-Volume
Collection
D.F.
Jones
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Angels
and Demons,
Metaphysical and Visionary, Fantasy
Angels
Publisher: Jones Media
Date of Publication: 2/07/17
Number of Pages: 635
Word Count: 220,913
ASIN: B01NAPBI0A 
Cover Artist: Amanda Northcutt
Jones Media
Book Description:
Angels and Demons Collide in the Ditch
Lane Diaries
The
Ditch Lane Diaries One-Volume Collection, includes Ruby’s Choice, Anna’s Way,
and Sandy’s Story, follow three best friends from college to adulthood while
navigating life’s journey, true loves and supernatural powers bestowed by The
Creator as The Chosen to fight in a six-thousand angelic war between good and
evil.
A Prophetic Dreamer, a Divine
Healer, and a Soul Reader.
The Ditch Lane Diaries follows
three childhood friends from college to adulthood.
An afternoon adventure uncovers a
hidden room and mysterious stones in Campbell Ridge cave unlocking their
supernatural powers.
The
prophetic dreamer, Ruby’s Choice
is a coming of age tale of firsts
including the angst of falling in love. Ruby’s Choice introduces the main
characters of the story while adding a splash of paranormal.
Anna’s
Way is the second installment of The Ditch Lane Diaries.
Anna is a
healer, and one of The Chosen Wards of The Creator.
However, Anna learns quick that
true love doesn’t come in a nice and neat package. She is in love with Jerry
but when she decides to go away to medical school things change.
In Anna’s Way, the Ditch Lane
Diaries characters evolve with adult problems. She meets her guardian angel,
Ralph, who teaches Anna how to use her gift to help others without drawing
attention to herself. Anna’s friendships and true love is the tie that binds
them together while facing supernatural battles against the master of all evil.
The
clairvoyant, Sandy’s Story is the last book of the Ditch Lane Diaries.
The fast-paced,
gripping thriller keeps the reader on edge, and the pages turning.
Investigative reporter, Sandy
Cothran follows a murder lead on Music Row which uncovers Luc’s Testament along
with a string of related crimes.
Sandy’s guardian angel, Baldric
is sworn to protect her but finds himself falling in love with Sandy which
breaks all the rules of heaven and places her in grave danger because Luc is
waiting in the wings on his given moment to pounce.
The Wards of Campbell Ridge fight
with Heaven’s Warrior Angels in an epic supernatural battle against Luc and his
demons to save one of The Chosen.
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 Excerpt from Ruby’s
Choice book one of the Ditch Lane Diaries
 
Ruby sat close to Reed
on the drive back to Murfreesboro. There was a wintry chill in the air, and the promise of snow lurked in the late
October sky. The two-lane highway had double yellow lines with no shoulder. As
they approached the stretch of the road called Dead Man’s Curve, Ruby looked up
a second too late to see a deer run out of the woods and dart into the highway
in front of Reed’s car.
“Reed, watch out!” she
screamed.
 Reed was driving too fast to react and tried
slamming on his brakes, but he hit the deer. That was when everything seemed to
happen in slow motion. Ruby heard the brakes screech
and smelled burning rubber. She heard the violent
crunch of metal as the car skidded in the gravel toward the ditch. She felt as
if they were slowly floating through the air—and then, all at once, everything
sped up, as Ruby heard the deafening grind of metal, and the car flipped on its
side. Ruby’s head hit the windshield, and then there was nothing.
****
Reed woke to a coppery
taste in his mouth and the smell of burnt rubber and antifreeze. His head ached
with intense pain. It took about a second for him to remember what had
happened. He looked down and found Ruby pinned underneath him. His car was
flipped over on the passenger side. A surge of adrenaline pumped through his
body as he lifted himself off Ruby and gently shook her.
Reed lifted her from
the floorboard and held her in his arms. “Ruby, honey, wake up. Are you okay?”
There was no movement from her. He screamed, “Ruby, baby, can you hear me? Please wake up, Ruby!” His hands shook as he
felt for her pulse. Thank you, sweet
Jesus! She’s alive!
People screamed from
somewhere outside, from the sound, there must’ve been at least a dozen people
at the scene. He heard sirens in the distance as people approached the car.
Brent yelled, “Reed,
help is coming. We’re going to try and place the vehicle upright. Can you hold on to something?”
Reed braced himself
with one arm so he wouldn’t fall on Ruby. With his other arm, he tried to
secure her next to him, gently, so she wouldn’t hit the dash when the
others flipped the car upright.
Brent hollered, “On the
count of three: One! Two! Three!”
The car flipped upright
and bounced like a buggy. Reed cradled Ruby in his arms.
Brent opened the
driver’s side door and started to pull Reed out. Reed screamed, “Wait. I’m not
leaving Ruby. Has anyone called an ambulance?”
 Reed glanced up to see the distraught look on
Brent’s face when Brent first noticed Ruby. And then Brent fell backward,
nearly falling. Ruby lay unconscious, almost lifeless in Reed’s arms.
Brent regained his
balance by placing his hand on the roof of the car. His voice quivered, “Reed,
I can see the ambulance lights now. The state trooper is here. Hey man, you’re
bleeding pretty badly.”
Nearing the brink of
hysteria, Reed cried, “Jesus, I don’t care about me. I care about her. I’m
staying here with her.”
Someone handed Brent a
couple of blankets, and his hands shook when
he gave them to Reed. Brent said, “You
need to place this one over Ruby and the other one around you. The paramedics
are here.”
Equipped
with two gurneys, one for Reed and the other for Ruby, the paramedics pulled
Reed from the car. He begged, “Please get Ruby first. I’m okay. Get
Ruby out of the car.” Reed was out of his mind with worry. He tried to punch
one of the paramedics as they were pulling him from the wreckage. He screamed
and cried out, “Ruby! I’m here, darling! I’m not leaving you, baby! I’m right
here!”
 Ruby lay unconscious.
Excerpt from Anna’s Way
book two of the Ditch Lane Diaries
 
Jerry was the first-person Anna saw when she walked into the Glenn’s house. He leaned against the
stairwell with his arms crossed over his chest wearing a navy-blue suit and
black shirt. Jerry’s eyes locked with Anna’s. The molecules in the air charged
with electricity, kicking up a furor of fire flooding Anna with the warmth of
his love.
Jerry’s face lit with a smile,
and it felt like seeing the sun for the first time in years. Her pulse raced, and her fingertips tingled with power.
Anna swiftly looked around the room and didn’t see any sign of Rachel.
Anna made a beeline to Jerry. “I need to talk to you,
alone. I have no idea how because Rachel pops up everywhere. Will you please
talk to me in private?”
Jerry leaned close to her ear and whispered, “When and
where?”
Anna sighed with relief. That was all she needed to hear.
“Sandy intends to feed Rachel cocktails and suggest she go outside to smoke. We might have a few minutes then, okay?”
Jerry’s eyes turned a shade darker. He undressed her with his eyes, and she
trembled, leaving her knees feeling weak. She grabbed onto his hand and held it
tight. “I feel the same way about you.”
Anna noticed Rachel walking out of the kitchen. She quickly turned to Brent, who was talking to George and Lizzie.
Anna placed her arm around Brent’s waist.
Brent smiled down at Anna and circled his arm around her
waist. He whispered, “Are we playing a game?” Anna nodded.
Out of the corner of her eye,
she noticed Jerry tensed and his jaw muscles clenched. She looked down, and Jerry’s right hand balled up into a fist. Hot dog. Jerry’s jealous.
As the afternoon wore on, the neighbors and church folk
began to leave until the only people left were the Glenn family and a few family friends, including Brent, Sandy, Jerry, Rachel, and Anna.
Sandy plied Rachel
with cocktails all afternoon. Sandy winked and nodded to Anna when she led
Rachel outside to the backyard. It was show-time. Anna whirled around the room
and spotted Jerry near the front door watching her. Anna nodded, and he walked up the stairs. Anna
glanced across the backyard once more and made a mad dash up the stairs. She
made the top step and started down the hallway when Jerry opened Ruby’s old
bedroom door and pulled her inside.
Anna threw her arms around his neck, and he circled her waist. Searching his eyes, she said, “I
don’t need a man to complete me. I need love to complete me, and it’s the love
I have for you that makes me whole. I’ve made a ton of mistakes, but there’s
one thing I know for sure. You, Jerry Douglas
McDaniel, are the love of my life.”
Jerry held her face with both hands. “All it took was one
look into your eyes, and I knew I was still crazy for you, all of you, and I can’t go another minute without making
you mine.”
Anna’s eyes widened with
surprise. “What are you saying?”
Jerry brushed a strand of hair behind her ear and
caressed her cheek with the palm of his hand. “I didn’t sleep last night. All I
could do was think about you, about us. I don’t have any proof, but I think
Rachel may have deleted your messages and thrown away your letters. I didn’t think you loved me anymore, Anna. I can’t marry
Rachel. God forgive me. I don’t mean to hurt Rachel, but I don’t love her. I
love you. I always have.”
Jerry leaned in only inches from her face. The warmth of his sweet breath and the spicy scent of his
cologne made it hard for her to breathe. His loving eyes searched hers, saying everything and nothing. Anna’s
adrenaline kicked in high gear. The clarity she had
at this moment was razor sharp.
An emotional force unleashed between
them as Jerry’s warm lips made contact with hers,
and they slammed against the wall. His lips were gentle and rough, alternating
between kissing and sucking her top and bottom
lips. His tongue licked the corners of her mouth,
and he gently traced the outline of her lips before he plunged inside. His knee pushed between her thighs, and her heart skipped a beat

Jerry
scooped
her up in his arms, carried her over to Ruby’s bed, and lay her down. He traced
his fingers along her jawline, down her neck to the swell of her breasts. Jerry
pulled back slightly, looking at her as if she were a lost treasure he had just found. He covered her with a
blanket of kisses and gently ran his hand over her breast and squeezed, and she
stopped him.

“Jerry,
we can’t do this, not here in the Glenn’s
house. As bad as I want to make love to you right now, I can’t. I love and respect them.”
Jerry
brushed his fingers over her cheek. “Anna, I’m sorry. The long and short of it
is, I damn well near died when you left. But now I feel like my heart is going
to explode with happiness. I don’t want to let you go.” Anna choked back her
tears and reached up to run her fingers through
his thick hair.
Jerry
kissed her again. “I’m sorry, Anna. I should’ve never agreed to marry Rachel.
It wasn’t fair to her or you. Will you forgive me? I know you may think I’m
nuts, but let’s run away. I want you to run away with me. I’ve always wanted to
marry you. Always. Will you run away with me?”
Anna
kissed him hard and hugged him with all her strength. “In a Tennessee
heartbeat, I will. I’m staying at Ruby’s. What time will you come for me?”
He
rolled onto his side, propped on his
elbow. “I’m not sure yet. It could be late. Will you wait for me? I promise I’ll be there. I have to tell Rachel, and it’s going to get real ugly.”
Anna
couldn’t take her eyes off his face. “Yes, I’ll wait for you. I’ll be ready. If
you like, I could go with you to talk to
Rachel.”
Jerry
pulled her on top of him and ran his hand down the curve of her spine. “Bad
idea.
She’s
jealous about everything, especially you.
It’s my mess, and I’ll clean it up. I
have to go. Rachel will be looking for me, and I don’t want to create a scene
here. I love you, Annabelly.” They sat on the side of the bed. He hugged her
again. “Is this real? Are you really here
with me?”
She
gently touched the side of his face. “I’m here.”
Jerry
walked to the door. He cracked it open
and paused before he strode back over, pulled her up into his arms, and kissed
her one last time. “Damn, I missed you.” Then he left, leaving her standing
next to the bed. Her heart hammered faster than a horse running the Kentucky
Derby.
Anna
pressed her fingers to her lips. She couldn’t believe it. Jerry was coming for
her tonight. Anna stepped over to Ruby’s vanity, picked up a hairbrush, and
began to brush her hair. She opened a tube of coral lipstick and applied it to her lips.
Anna
went over to the door and peeked outside. She didn’t see anyone, so she quickly
walked down the hall and into the
bathroom.
Anna’s
skin flushed pink. It wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what she
had been doing. Anna began to breathe in
and out slowly to settle her racing pulse. She looked around the drawers in the
cabinets until she found Lee’s makeup case. Anna tried to make herself presentable
before she went back downstairs.
Anna
had waited for ten minutes before she
descended the stairs. On the bottom step, Sandy grabbed her hand and dragged
her outside. Anna followed Sandy around the back of the house. Sandy stopped
and turned to face her.
Sandy
threw her hands in the air in apparent frustration. “Have you lost your mind?
Excerpt
from Sandy’s Story book three of the
Ditch Lane Diaries
 
Luc’s Testament held the keys
she needed to bring down his network in more places than Nashville. Sandy had
enough ammunition to disrupt Luc’s empire on earth. She held the power in her
hands. Sandy wrapped the large book with a black velvet cloth and secured it
with a leather strap.
Sandy felt weighed down by
Luc’s Testament as if she carried an enormous burden on her back while walking
slowly to her Corvette. She placed the book in the back storage with her Ditch
Lane Diaries master copy, then slid behind the wheel and cranked up the engine.
A stern Baldric appeared in the passenger seat, arms crossed and jaw clenched.
“You can’t stay mad at me
anymore. You’re right. Luc’s Testament has enormous power and contains
everything we need to bring him down. Nailing Cole Steele will be a bonus.
Before we head out to Everglade Farms, I need to stop at the library and make
copies of the pages mentioning Cole. I’ll keep the original book with me.”
Sandy grabbed Baldric by the face and kissed him on the mouth.
Flames of desire shot up her
spine as the kiss lengthened, and she melted into Baldric’s strong arms. Sandy gazed
at him through heavy lids, and a slow smile came to her lips. “You have
sparkles floating in the air all around you. Golden sparkles. What is that?”
“Don’t ask or we won’t make it
to the library or Everglade Farms, and I’m already in deep enough waters with
Seneca.” Baldric held her hand and kissed her fingertips.
Sandy turned up her CD player
and began to rock back and forth to the music from Electric Light Orchestra.
She teased him and sang out the words, “You like me, you love me, you want some
more of me.” She giggled and pulled out onto the highway.
“You’re some kind of woman.” He
laughed.
“Yup, the kind that wants
some.” Baldric’s response to her kiss made her heart flutter with excitement.
It was the middle of February, and her palms were sweating.
Everglade was thirty miles
south of Nashville. Driving down I-65, Sandy’s thoughts raced back to Luc’s
Testament. She’d followed leads on Cole for months. Not a single solitary soul
would even speak to her off the record. Everyone was scared to death of him.
But with the book in her trunk, Sandy had all the answers she needed to nail
Cole to the wall and couldn’t wait until her segment hit the airwaves.
About
the Author:
After graduating Middle Tennessee
State University, I landed a job as a broadcast consultant at the ABC Affiliate
in Nashville, which led me to open an advertising agency. Over the years, I
created many campaigns for my clients and still enjoy developing marketing
materials.
However, in December of 2010, I
became my parent’s caregiver. There’s nothing quite like facing mortality to
shake up one’s life. I began my writing my first novel in the late Fall of
2014.
Writing is a source of creative
expression but also releases stress. I know many authors that would disagree
with me. But writing takes me to a place where anything is possible, and
fiction takes me to places made of dreams.
I’m happily married to the love
of my life and my best friend, KJ. We have two gorgeous sons whom I love and
adore more than life itself. I love to laugh, and my husband keeps me in
stitches! I’m a fan of the Tennessee Titans. And I like getting my hands dirty.
Okay, get your mind out of the gutter. I like working in my flower gardens.
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Bombastic #BookBlitz: Few are Angels Boxed Set by Inger Iversen

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Few Are Angels
Inger Iversen
(Volume I-IV)
Publication date: December 26th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

The entire Few Are Angels series in one click for only .99c!

• Few Are Angels

• Immortal Heart

• Awakened

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War is raging between the Immortals and the Dark Prince’s army of half-breed vampires — and gifted Ella finds herself at the center. Can renegade half-breed vampire Kale keep her safe as their forbidden love awakens? After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale–a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious past–reveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future.

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The snow was deep, and the air so cold that he felt the wind’s sharp teeth pierce his skin. In the distance, someone was burning wood. The scent was strong and familiar. It reminded him of his home so long ago with Illiana and Agnes. He couldn’t afford to be disrupted by their memory. At one point, his actions had been for their survival. The need for bloodshed and vengeance once weighed heavy on his mind. He hadn’t intended to become the monster they’d claimed him to be, but now he prided himself on the names they called him. His personal favorite was the Dark Prince. He was not royalty, but his name would never be forgotten, nor could he forget the reason he’d become the man he was today. His men, through his connection to the Arc, had traced her to a state on the east coast. Their bond had grown stronger because of her visions, which had become longer and fiercer. It pleased and excited him to know how close they were to finding her exact location. It wouldn’t be much longer.

The Council was close on his heels. He and his men had reduced their numbers, but they remained quite bothersome. He never understood why their leader would not create more Immortals, as he had done. His brand of Immortals was vastly different than himself and the Council. He’d found a great use in half-breed vampires, or Chorý, even though they were not as powerful as a pure blood. They were still physically challenging to the younger Eternals. Ancient Eternals such as himself and the leader of the Council could crush a half-breed without breaking a sweat. Because they were not accepted by their own kind and unable to inform humans of their existence, half-breeds were very easy to control, especially when rewarded with acceptance.

The Dark Prince returned to his room and closed the balcony door. Darke, the first in command in his arsenal of Chorý, waited for him in the office. The Dark Prince removed his coat and placed it gently on the chair in front of Darke. He wouldn’t invite the man to sit. He wouldn’t provide even that small comfort until his job was completed.

“News?” he demanded.

Darke bowed his head and placed his arms at his sides. “Sir, we have tracked her to a city called Virginia Beach, but she is no longer there. We searched her home, and though it’s still furnished, it looks abandoned. It’s because of her parents’ demise that we believe her connection to you had begun.”

The Dark Prince already knew the cause of the initial connection, and he would use that to his advantage once he found her, but curiosity didn’t allow him to remain silent. “What has become of the girl?”

“She was sent to a facility for the mentally insane, sir.”

“What?” the Dark Prince bellowed. Surprised at his own outburst, he calmed himself and sat.

The Dark Prince had chosen Darke to lead his men because of his fearlessness and vicious battle tactics. Darke’s discomfort didn’t go unrecognized by Laurent.

Darke shifted his stance and cleared his throat before he continued. “Sir, if I may? This could be good for you. She may feel alone at a time such as this and need only for someone to accept her.”

There were times that the half-vampire was of more use to him than he’d like to admit. The girl would be an outcast amongst her own kind. He would exploit that insecurity as he had done to so many others—it would be perfect. Illiana had once called him ‘gentle devil’ because of his ability to lead an opponent to their death while pretending to cushion the fall. Suddenly, the air around him was thick with the scent of roses and sandalwood. It was her scent. Each Arc had a unique scent. The new Arc’s essence was delectable. The aroma of roses was light and innocent while the sandalwood was as strong and fierce as her power.

Author Bio:

Inger Iversen was born in 1982 to Anne and Kaii Iversen. She lives in Virginia Beach with her overweight lap cat, Max and her tree hugging boyfriend Joshua. She spends 90 percent of her time in Barnes and Noble and the other ten pretending not to want to be in Barnes and Noble.

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Clever #CoverReveal: The Daughters of Maine by Tish Thawer

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The Daughters of Maine
Tish Thawer
(Witches of BlackBrook #2)
Publication date: March 7th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

“With vivid scenes and likable characters, Thawer’s series is a definite winner! Come for the adventure – and stay for the awesome witchery.” ~ #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, PC CAST

Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound.

After being reunited in the present day, three sister witches are forced to separate once more in an effort to save their newly formed coven and themselves.

Foes from their past now threaten their future, and a trip that spans centuries is their only hope of survival. Chasing their enemy back through time seems like the right choice, but will walking in the footsteps of their previous lives provide the answers they seek?

Only time will tell.

A Witches of BlackBrook novel.

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Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.

Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received a RONE Award nomination (Reward of Novel Excellence), as well as nominations for Best Cover, Reader’s Choice, and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery).

Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Arizona with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.

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Answer: Think “Bower” or “Thow-er”. It’s Persian!

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Rapturous #Release #Blitz: Bound by Jen Colly

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The Cities Below

Book Two

Jen Colly

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Kensington/Lyrical

Date of Publication: January 31, 2017

ISBN: 9781516101474

ASIN: B01FBZXSES

Number of pages: 200

Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs

Book Description:

The streets are a battleground for humans, vampires, and demons alike—where survival is a skill, love is a weapon, and the most dangerous act is to care for another . . .

Keir is an assassin devoted to Lady Arianne, the last of her royal bloodline. He is sworn to protect her, and that means eliminating any threat to her life. But while on a mission, he is set upon by a pack of demons, barely escaping with his life.

Cleopatra lives by a set of rules so rigid she no longer knows her true self. But her kind and loving nature resurfaces when she finds a man, bloodied and dying. Moved to help him, she risks her future and her life to save a stranger far below her aristocratic station.

Their attraction to each other is as powerful as it is forbidden. But even as their love grows, Keir keeps his true identity a secret—and this lie is not the only threat to their love . . . or their lives.

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Cleopatra was utterly trapped. She longed to close her eyes and block him out, but fear of the unknown kept them wide open. The man had no weapon, couldn’t possibly mean to harm her. Except, would he really need a weapon? She couldn’t fight him, wouldn’t even know where to begin.

He studied her closely, and when his head tilted slightly, she noticed every bit of his focus fixated on her neck. Not a murderer. He wanted to mark her, to bite her neck, leave the wound to heal and forever bind her to him. This was why daughters of the aristocracy were kept under a tight watch. The mark, unbreakable and indisputable, would give this man access to her family’s wealth and prestige, and bind her to him until death.

He reached for her, head descending to her neck. Cleopatra quickly covered his target with both hands. Tears gathered in her eyes, sorrow distorted her voice. “I don’t want this. Please, don’t hurt me.”

The man rocked back as if she’d smacked him, and for the first time since he’d appeared, he looked at her face. His eyes met hers and didn’t look away as he brought his hand to her cheek and brushed away a tear. He saw her, truly saw her, and the adoration in his eyes sent a completely different shimmy down her spine.

In one step, he crowded her, pressing his cheek against hers. “Could never hurt you. My angel,” his captivating voice crooned, so close to her ear. He drew in a deep breath, his face buried in her hair. Then he whispered, “My Cleo.”

She gasped. The shortened version of her name on his lips sounded strangely intimate, as though he’d known her for years. The warmth rolling off his body kept her intensely aware of his close proximity, and she held her breath, waiting for his next move to prove his intent. He didn’t bite her, didn’t hurt her, and the sincere affection in his gentle touch left her so very confused. Any other man would have bitten her, taken advantage of the opportunity laid before him. But this man? His intent to bite her had been unmistakable, and he’d stopped because he…cared for her? She didn’t understand.

His hand slipped from her face, dropped to his side, and he staggered back, moving as if through a dream. He still watched her, but he swayed, that intense focus suddenly gone. The man crumpled to the floor with a heavy thud.

Dragging in a long, shaky breath, she blinked away tears she’d been staring through. A few more deep breaths, and she allowed herself to really look at him. He lay on his side, knees slightly curled, motionless. Something was wrong with him. People didn’t just fall over.

Gripping the railing, which had swiftly become her personal anchor, she pointed her foot and gingerly nudged his arm. When he didn’t move, she put more force behind the kick. Cleopatra jumped as his hand fell away from his ribs, thumping onto the floor. Blood coated his fingers.

He was bleeding? She’d missed the injury completely. The saturated, glistening spot had been hidden under his hand and camouflaged by his black button-up shirt. He’d been so close and she hadn’t… She glanced down at herself. Blood streaked across her pale blue gown, more evidence of his severe injury.

The elevator doors slid open. Oh God, if someone were to see them together in this state, what would they think? What would happen to her, or to him? Her heart hammered, panic flooding through her as she peeked out into the main corridor of Sterling.

The white, gold-trimmed corridor stretched on, empty. The elevator doors slid shut, and there it would stay, unless called. She might not have much time. Peering down at the unconscious man, she tried to fit the puzzle pieces together.

She’d mistaken his intent. He’d needed sustenance badly, and now he bled out, dying at her feet. Because of who she was, he refused to harm her, to take from her. How did he have the willpower to block his instincts from taking over, to stop from feeding?

Whoever he was, she had to save him. She dropped to her knees and pushed away any lingering fear under her newfound resolve. Tugging his shirt from his dark jeans, she searched for the injury. In the midst of his blood-slicked skin, the wound gaped open between his ribs. It looked like he’d been slashed, the nasty gash a result of being on the wrong end of a knife. Just a guess. She had no experience with this sort of villainy.

Her hand flew to her mouth. The murderer running loose in Galbraith used a knife. Could this man be yet another victim?

“Can you hear me? What happened to you? Who did this?” She awkwardly patted his whiskered cheek. His eyes fluttered open, then shut again.

“Balinese is safe.” His voice trembled, his words slurred without support from his shallow breath. “Paris. Demons.”

Cleopatra’s fingers fumbled as she pulled away his shirt collar. Several teeth-like gouges in his shredded skin oozed blood near his collarbone. Demons. They’d almost made a meal of him, and he was a bloody mess, but the real danger came from that knife wound. It looked deep, and if he’d been damaged internally and lost too much blood, he might not survive.

He needed blood now. She bit her wrist and pressed it against his mouth. His lips didn’t part, and his body refused to respond. A rivulet of blood slid down his cheek. He’d die if she didn’t fight for him.

About the Author:

jen-collyJen Colly is the rare case of an author who rebelled against reading assignments throughout her school years. Now she prefers reading books in a series, which has led her to writing her first paranormal romance series: The Cities Below. She will write about anything that catches her fancy, though truth be told, her weaknesses are pirates and vampires.

She lives in Ohio with her supportive husband, two kids, one big fluffy dog, and four rescued cats.

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Ravenous #Review: Seduced By A Dragon by Alisa Woods

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Seduced By A Dragon (Fallen Immortals #5)Title: Seduced By A Dragon

Series: Fallen Immortals

Series Number: #5

Author: Alisa Woods

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Sworn Secrets Publishing

Publication Date: January 2, 2017

Format: Ebook

Pages: 266

Rating: 5

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.

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Blurb From Goodreads:

Book Five of the bestselling Fallen Immortals series
**START with KISS OF A DRAGON (Book 1)**

Falling in love was never in the cards for Leonidas. An angry witch made sure of that—if he loses his heart, he loses his life. But the treaty guaranteeing peace will die with him, unless he wins the True Love of a woman and she bears him a dragonling. When a fiery red-headed witch comes along with plans of her own, five hundred years of guarding his heart and opening his bed might not be enough to protect him. 
 
Because Love is Magic… and the fate of the mortal and immortal worlds depends on Rosalyn and Leonidas not only opening their hearts, but surviving a Love that’s True… 

The FALLEN IMMORTALS series is a modern Beauty and the Beast story with flaming HOT dragon shifters, vengeful Dark Fae, and beguiling fallen angels. Only readers over 18 should embark on this epic series of dangerous love that only an immortal might withstand.  

Leonidas and Rosalyn’s story is told in Books 4-6. Start with the first three books (Lucian and Arabella). There are nine books planned for the FALLEN IMMORTALS series.
 
Lucian and Arabella   
Kiss of a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 1)  
Heart of a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 2) 
Fire of a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 3) 

Leonidas and Rosalyn  
Chosen by a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 4)
Seduced by a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 5) 
Touched by a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 6)…coming soon 

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As usual, I couldn’t put this down. I loved the scene when Rosalyn is with Zephan and she feels sick. Totally cracked me up with how pissed he got. It was one of those “ha ha, thwarted again” moments. A definite kink in Zephan’s plan that had me cheering. I am really enjoying the characters, so realistic with all the insecurities and doubts mixed with sassy mouths and genuine loyalty. I really hope there is a spin-off for Cinead, I’d love to read his story! Anyway, Leonidas and Rosalyn have quite the interesting story so far and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together. Great writing with awesome characters that you won’t want to miss!

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question-mark-smallAlisa Woods lives in the Midwest with her husband and family, but her heart will always belong to the beaches and mountains where she grew up. She writes sexy paranormal romances about alpha men and the women who love them. She enjoys exploring the struggles we all have, where we resist–and succumb to–our most tempting vices as well as our greatest desires. She firmly believes that love triumphs over all. 

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Bombastic #BookBlitz: Celtic Fire by Liz Gavin

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Celtic Fire
Liz Gavin
(Highland Celts Series, #1)
Publication date: January 31st 2017
Genres: Adult, Historical, Paranormal Romance

This is a standalone, historical/paranormal romance. Its mature themes – violence, religious war, and pagan rituals – might not be appropriate for audiences under 18.

When ancient gods ruled and Druids kept Faith alive, the Celts thrived as a democratic, matriarchal society. Then savage Roman soldiers swept across Europe, killing and enslaving. The Celts did not succumb without a fight. Their Old Ways survived centuries of ruthless domain until another menace loomed: a tortured god worshiped in cold stone buildings. The sacred shores of Avalon began to drift away, the mists threatened to hide the island from mortal eyes forever.

Against the bleak backdrop of war, the gorgeous Scottish Highlands stood tall, sheltering its inhabitants from greedy invaders. Yet the reach of the eagle banners was long and the highlanders turned to the Goddess for protection. However, the sacred groves felt silent and grim as Avalon faded away. Once sad, pealing bells began to sound strangely comforting while the high walls of monasteries offered an alluring barrier from violence. Caught in the middle of this centuries-old war, a young High Priestess might be Avalon’s last chance.

Wise beyond her years and powerful like no other Priestess in her lifetime, Rowen had served the Goddess faithfully, forsaking her family and the company of her soulmate. When the Lady of the Lake asks for another sacrifice, it might be one too many for her scarred heart. How could she obey the Goddess without betraying Caddaric? Could she trust Eochaid, who embodied everything she despised and hated? Would she be able to fulfill her duties without losing her soul?

Caddaric had been Rowen’s companion in countless lives; but, now, they existed in different realms. Beautiful Rowen lived in the mortal world while sweet Caddaric remained in the sacred isle of Avalon, watching over her. Could he step aside to allow another man – a flesh and blood man – to become her protector?

Eochaid had sworn to protect the Old Ways. The rude warrior never quite understood his faith yet his loyal heart belonged to the Goddess. A gorgeous, fiery High Priestess was not in his plans. He would risk his life to protect Rowen; but, would the Goddess safeguard his heart? Could he defend the bewitching maiden from himself?

When stakes were so high that a simple mistake could cost their very world, a priestess, a Druid, and a warrior must learn to trust each other and the mysterious ways of the Goddess. Their success would save Avalon. Their failure would tear the island from the human realm forever, condemning it to oblivion.

Failure was not an option.

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Becoming an Indie author

by Liz Gavin

First, thanks to the awesome team at Xpresso Tours for putting this blitz together. Secondly, thanks to the host for having Celtic Fire on your blog today. You’re much appreciated.

A lot of people have asked me why I decided to become an Indie author and I came to realize there’s no easy answer. If on the one hand, there were many stories inside my head fighting to get out and onto the paper – or the computer screen actually – on the other hand, there was also a sense of challenge. I’d never written anything before August 2013, when I decided to try my hand at it. I didn’t know if I’d be any good at writing. Granted, I’ve been an avid reader ever since I learned how to read but that didn’t mean I could write.

I still remember fondly the first time I sat down in front of my computer to write my novel. I also remember how I’d create whole scenes and clever dialogs in my head, while driving to my day job. I’d sit through boring meetings, while my characters played out scenes in my head. Then, I’d get home and spend hours translating those awesome ideas into words and sentences. I was living the dream. After a week of hard work, I’d written the staggering total of twenty pages.

WHAT?! Only twenty pages!?

Yep! That’s how Celtic Fire was born, but that’s also when I realized writing was a much harder job then I’d imagined. Most people don’t know that. Writers do!

After moping around and feeling frustrated all through that first weekend, I decided to start small. Literally. I put Celtic Fire aside and started working on short-stories. I learned to create cool book covers and I upload them to eBook stores. Then as the saying goes I waited for the readers to come. And they did! I was surprised at the positive reviews I got. Readers who enjoyed my stories and wrote the most amazing things about them. I was touched and they convinced me I was doing something right. I kept writing and learning and improving my craft.

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Author Bio:

International best-selling author Liz Gavin, has accomplished much in her short career. Her books have made to #1 and Top Five best-selling ranks in her home country Brazil and others as diverse as Japan, the UK and the US; both in English and Portuguese, collecting 5 and 4-star reviews. Nominated for a Summer Indie Book Award in 2016, and again in 2017, this RWA member constantly seeks new opportunities to improve her craft.

This thirst for knowledge propelled Liz to leave the comforts of family and friends in Brazil and move to California to pursue a Master’s degree in late 2015. She lives in sunny SoCal, where she’s researching the writing process, for her thesis, in hopes to figure out why she creates in English instead of her native Portuguese.

Liz Gavin writes in contemporary, paranormal, and historical genres. In her sexy stories, one finds smart, independent women, who don’t need rescuing by knights in shining armor, but indulge in steamy action with swoony Alpha males with big hearts. She also writes about women discovering their sexuality and finding happiness in unconventional setups.

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