Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chart-buster series by Deborah Harkness - I just had to share my thoughts.

Discovery of Witches Series
by Deborah Harkness

I recently picked up book 1 in the series but I bought the Audio CD version. I cannot give this series enough praise. I haven't read the book but the audio book is unbelievably good. The narrator is incredible. The best narrator I've heard. She does so many different voices throughout the series and she brings life to all the characters. If you haven't read this book or you only read the print edition, I highly recommend you pick up the audio edition for at least the first book in the series. You'll be addicted. Here are the three books in the series.

Book #1  

Book #2

Book #3
(Releases on July 15, 2014)

Get books one and two now before July 15th so you can be caught up! :)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Release - Hot Soldier

HOT SOLDIERS is an exciting new anthology from authors of the bestselling STRANDED WITH A BILLIONAIRE, with the fabulous additions of Charisma Knight and Jamallah Bergman.
Hot Soldiers features six hot, romantic novellas of strong men and the stronger women who love them.

COMING HOME by Seraphina Donavan(bestselling author of Dragon's Lair and The Boss' Bad Girl)

Morgan Donnelly planned to live out his days in the military, but an IED changed all that. Returning to his hometown, struggling with PTSD and adapting to a life he hadn't envisioned, he finds himself drawn to the sweet and shy younger sister of his former fiancee. Lexi Flynn has her own issues. The curvy pastry shop owner finds it hard to believe that a man like Morgan would want her. Can Morgan and Lexi overcome their fear and insecurity to claim the happiness that is right in front of them?

WRONG GIRL by Kate Baum

Ernestine “Ernie” Rose learned early on in life from her bitter and angry mother that she didn't need a man to succeed. While she learned those lessons well,  they've made for a lonely life. It isn't until Ernie accompanies her extremely nervous friend on a blind date that Ernie discovers there's more than one way to need a man. Sparks fly between Ernie and the blind date's wingman, Chase. He inspires Ernie to do something she's never done before... let go of her inhibitions.

THE LAST TOUR by Charisma Knight

Watching his entire unit get cut down in Afghanistan has left Sgt. Sebastian McElvoy questioning his sanity and whether or not he deserved to survive. Coming home to the wife he loves, the joy and peace that Rayna gives him fills him with guilt. But Sebastian isn't alone in wondering if the changes in him will allow them to resume their life together. Rayna looks at her husband and sees a man who is a ghost of his former self. Can she save him, and if she does, what will be the ultimate cost?


As a romance author, Ione Finn has been making people fall in love with heroes for years. She never imagined she'd make a real life hero fall in love with her. Wounded solider, Sgt. Mark Phillips, has one bright spot in his long recovery, the letters he receives from Ione. What begins as a friendship between pen pals quickly grows into so much more, and when Mark finally goes home, he's eager to turn their long distance romance into a long and lasting love.

SUSPICIOUS MINDS by Siobhan MacKenzie (Author of 'His Man' Series)

Jordan Blair is the prime suspect in the death of the man who caused him to lose his leg in Afghanistan – his former sadistic commanding officer. Recently promoted MP, Lt Rachel Carmichael, is in charge of the case and she is sure she has her killer in her sights. But there’s something about the wounded warrior  that changes her mind.  Rachel is drawn to him in spite of her suspicion. Proving his innocence might just be the first step towards healing…and love.

ANGEL WATCH by Leanore Elliott (bestselling author of the Beasts series)

Mags is a cop. Lives it, breathes it, and everything else takes a backseat to it. Sure, she knows that her curvy figure grabs attention, and she knows that her partner has the hots for her. But the only thing she's interested in is tracking the vigilante who's targeting criminals on her beat. There's only one likely suspect for Mags, and that's Rem Tarken, her partner's best friend. The only problem is that this solider and expert marksman ignites more in Mags than just suspicion. He reminds her that she's a woman... with needs. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Seriously Shifter Giveaway Hop

Hello  and welcome to the Romance Book Junkies Blog hop stop!
A strong, powerful alpha shifter (even a beta in some cases) is a dream male to many of us reader folk. Oh and of course they're BBF's (Book Boy friend's) for a ton of us. Even the best dream fodder out there ;)

How do you feel about a different type of shifter? One that is female, a born unicorn and one of a kind, maybe?

The book up for grabs in this hop stop giveaway is (Lady's Destiny). It will tell you a one of a kind tale of love, war and how possible it is for dreams to come true...

Lady's Destiny blurb:

When dreams haunt you in the most delicious ways and fate pulls you into destiny’s path, what can be done other than to accept and submit to it.

Can Iria truly get what she’s always dreamed of or will it always just remain a memory? Being a rare creature such as her with exceptional beauty and rarity of existence should be enough. Though, all she wants is her desire, her destiny… To be with a man—one man.

Are these dreams she’s having real? Could she really take on human form and become a Lady to be with the man she craves?

Dezso discovers a magical creature—a being of incredible light and peace. He is drawn to it again and again, and his feelings grow with every encounter. He carries a dark secret that he wishes never existed. The only thing that truly brings light upon his existence is the beauty that warms his heart but seems to only exist in his head—with dreams and visions of a magical woman, full of heartwarming light.

Will he ever know true love and happiness? Will he ever be able to lighten the weight and share his dark secret with another...?

Darkness is growing stronger, weakening the light and killing off what makes the world a beautiful place to live in. Enter a world of fantasy and dreams, passions and temptations. A world where dragons, unicorns, magic and mermaids really do exist. A world where love WILL conquer all!

Good luck!

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Make sure to keep on hopping along!

1.herding cats & burning soup (INT)2.HEAs Are Us (US)
3.Fab Fantasy Fiction---coming soon4.TBQ's Book Palace
5.Where the Night Kind Roam (US)6.Shelley Munro
7.Delighted Reader8.Wickedly Delicious Book Blog--coming soon
9.Angel's Guilty Pleasures10.Book Sniffers Anonymous (INT)
11.Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears12.Lisa's Lair - Lisa Kessler's Blog
13.Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust (INT)14.Sasha Hibbs Author
15.A.R. Von16.Romance Book Junkies (US only)
17.Just Jeannie's Books & Bling18.Words, Words, Words ~ Margo Bond Collins
19.Share My Destiny (INT)20.Tory Richards
21.Goldilox and the Three Weres22.Eargasms Audiobook Reviews
23.Buried Under Romance (INT)24.Dani Harper, PNR Author (INT)
25.Michelle Fox26.Lisa Carlisle
27.Tabitha Conall28.Donna Augustine (US)
29.Novel Broads30.Natasha Blackthorne
31.Susan Taylor ~Miami Mermaids32.Katalina Leon
33.Christine Murphy - Romance Priestess (INT)34.Mina Carter
35.Jess Buffett--coming soon36.Knights of Black Swan
37.Leigh Ellwood - Romance Author38.AReCafe
39.Andrea R. Cooper Author Blog40.Eliza Gayle--coming soon
41.Joanne Jaytanie42.TF Walsh
43.Sharing Links and Wisdom (INT)44.Mary Abshire - Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Author
47.Lucy Felthouse48.Nancy Gideon...Romance by Any Other Name
49.Taking Time for Mommy (US)50.Sarah Makela (INT)
51.Ambrielle Kirk Author (US)52.When Danger Lurks...A Romance From Male Perspective (INT)
53.The Book Tart54.Daria's Views on Books--coming soon
55.Bridget Blackwood (US)56.Stories by Mina Khan
57.Mu Inner Muse (INT)58.For the Love of Bookends

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cover Reveal - The Sin Circus

The Sin Circus
Everyone remembers their first trip to the circus--the home of fantasy and dreams. Where the idea that anything is possible meets a creative reality of alluring tricks and amazing acts of defiance. The big top is known for inspiring lust, awe, and happy memories, and now you'll see it like never before.

Some of today's hottest romance authors combine the decadent memories of the center ring with all the flavors in erotic fiction in The Sin Circus. Whether it's with a dominating Ringmaster, a lion tamer's bratty kittens, or a dark Harlequin King, this show is sure to shock the audience with its dazzling dares and tantalizing tales.

Dark Surrender by Rachel Firasek
He stole her control, but she hasn't completely surrendered her heart...yet.

Claimed by the Blade by Mina Carter
He's waited years to claim her. Tonight, she's all out of excuses...

Ring of Fire by Lacey Wolfe
The Ringmaster must figure out his feelings before his ballerina goes up in flames...

Unmasking Her Dom by Jennifer James
Tormented by touch, the King of the Harlequin resolves to release his bratty sub before she strips away the last barriers between them, and discovers his secret shame.

The Bratty Lioness Tamer by April Angel
Two sexy female lovers. A new master ready to tame them. And the performance they'll never forget.

Sweet & Sticky by Sabrina Garie
Recipe for forever: Mix a flailing writer with a down-on-his-luck agent, toss in a pound of cotton candy and an empty bleacher. Let simmer.

Twice the Pleasure by Georgina DeBurca
As the bindings unravel, two brothers race to save the woman who has captured their hearts.

With the Greatest of Ease by Anne Lange
He traded a trapeze and the catch of a lifetime for a life in a courtroom. Now he’ll share her, to catch her, one last time.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Cover Reveal - Wolf Hunger By Ella J Phoenix

Wolf Hunger (Book 3 of the Dragon Heat series)

By Ella J Phoenix

Publication Date: March 13, 2014.

Back cover blurb

When the last box of deadly bullets is stolen, the hunt is on and the Vampire King’s band of fighters is set for the challenge of recovering it. But Yara, the shifter-witch, has other problems to face.  She must help her leader to overcome the strange illness that has befallen her before it’s too late. For that, she must go back to the only place she swore never to return – her home land.

Rafe is a typical lone wolf who spends his nights earning his bucks in the fighting ring. When he was offered a pardon for his debts in exchange for the Vampire King’s head, he didn’t even blink, thinking it would be a hard mission but not impossible. He just wasn’t expecting the saucy shifter-witch to cross his path and ruin his plans. Now, he can’t get her out of his mind and the clock is ticking for him to make good on his word.

This is the third novel of the Dragon Heat series – a paranormal lover’s delight with vampires, shifters, dragons and a lot of magic.

***Warning: this novel contains hot, steamy, descriptive sexual scenes. Enjoy.*** 


I discovered I was addicted to the paranormal when I was quite young - I blame it on the super heroes. Damn you, Wonder Woman! That passion led me to a number of amateur theater productions in my home town, then ultimately to a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts.
It wasn't very cool to spend five years working my ass off for no money. But, I have to say, it was then that I made my first attempts into the literary world. The first ones were writing children’s plays for my family’s language school. After a couple of blunders, I decided to translate Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream into a dancing and kicking play. It was so much fun that after that, let’s just say that I caught the bug.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review Doe and the Wolf (Furry United Coalition #5) by Eve Langlais

"Doe and the Wolf"
18621897Author: Eve Langlais
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 185
Source: Author in exchange for a honest review.
Published: November 5, 2013
Author's Website

Buy Links: Amazon

Goodreads Blurb:
What happens when a predator falls for his prey?

Bounty hunting is the perfect job for a maverick wolf; flexible hours, decent pay, the thrill of the chase. But Everett never counted on a doe stopping him in his furry tracks.

Dawn was a prisoner of Mastermind and ended up experimented on, against her wishes. On the run from Furry United Coalition agents, she ends up in the arms—and bed—of a lupine bounty hunter. Instinct tells her to run when she gets a chance because everyone knows not to trust the big, bad wolf, but her heart begs her to stay.

When the result of genetics gone wrong rears its mutated head and threatens both of their lives, will they manage to survive and discover if a wolf deserves a happily ever after?

My Review:

As always Eve delivers a great story packed with humor, excitement, fun and romance. Doe and the Wolf is a great addition to the Furry United Coalition series that any fan of the genre will enjoy!

Dawn is one of many that survived experimentation from the mad scientist known as Mastermind. She's free from the evil clutches, but is now running for her life. Can this timid doe ever have her life back or will she forever be running and hiding from those that chase her?

Everett is a trip! This dude is the 'all or nothing', 'give it to you straight' type of male that does not get along well with rules and LOVES the ladies. When he loses yet another job, he decides to go on his own. Now he's after wanted felons to make cash. But can he continue to follow through when he meets the doe that does funny things to him?

I look forward to where the author will go next in the series. She's kept it pretty strong so far and I LOVE the laughs her humor brings forth.
This story can be read as a stand alone if you choose. Just as all others of the series. But I recommend reading them all. They're so much fun!

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Monday, March 10, 2014

The Keeper Finds Her Mate (Keeper of Wolves, #2) by Red Phoenix ~Available Now!~


Layla took on the role as Keeper after her mother’s untimely death. She succeeded in her first Bonding Ritual, but is surprised by the forbidden act she must perform every full moon. A whole new future opens up when she is rescued from certain death by an unknown wolf. Will the strength of her bond with the four Alphas overcome the desire to deny her fate and start a new life with another?

Warning: 18+ This book contains scenes that some readers may find objectionable.

Get book #1 on Amazon here: 

The Keeper of the Wolf Clan (Keeper of the Wolves, #1)

Here's some Wolfish Teasing for The Keeper Finds Her Mate...

 It was the way of her people—this mating for life. It was beautiful in its strength of unity, but heartbreaking when one partner passed too early. (~Red Phoenix, The Keeper Part 2)

Normally, all objects of the dead were burned to return them to their owner, but Papa had kept this so that Mika could be a part of her daughter’s mating ceremony. (~Red Phoenix, The Keeper Part 2) 

He growled, deep and low, caught up in the intense pleasure of the moment. Every rejection he’d suffered, every humiliation he’d endured was worth this connection with her.
Someday she would know the man behind the hard exterior he presented to the world, and she would come to love him as deeply as he loved her. (~Red Phoenix, The Keeper Part 2) 

His warm tongue thawed the icy chill that had settled in her soul. When she didn’t move, he nudged her shoulder with his snout and whined softly. (~Red Phoenix, The Keeper Part 2) 

Go HERE or HERE to get your copy now!

About Red Phoenix:

Red Phoenix
I am a happily married woman who believes (based on personal experience) that love conquers all. It is a running theme in my writing.

One thing you will notice about my work, I'm all about variety. If a character beseeches me to write his/her story, I willingly give myself over no matter the genre or subject ~ as long as it includes hot, steamy sex. ;)

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

~ INTRODUCING! Heart Attacks: A Valentine's Day Anthology and all that made it happen AND a giveaway! ~

Spend your day of love with C. M. Wright, 
Tim Miller, Dovey Mayali Cralk, J.J. DiBenedetto, 
Kelly J. Erickson, A.R. Von, Sandra Love & A. P. Bartels. 

They promise to bring you closer to your loved one - as you cling to them for protection! They promise to bring you warmth - as you hide yourself under the covers from what's lurking in the darkness. They also promise to leave you panting, your body trembling, and your heart racing - from the horror between these sheets.

Grab your copy & add to your WTR pile NOW:

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A. P. Bartels was born and raised outside Chicago. She graduated from Elmhurst College in 2005 with a double major in Psychology and Sociology. She lives in the suburbs with her husband and two dogs.
As someone whose career has always focused on the analytical, writing was a way for this Indie author to spread her right-brained wings. Blending her creative and logical sides is something A. P. Bartels does to keep her brain happy and her emotions balanced. Drawing inspiration from her favorite authors, artists, and movies, she has been known to play the same 5-10 songs on repeat for months while writing in order to stay focused on the mood and motivations of her characters. You'll find her watching movie clips and obsessing over the characters in her favorite novels in order to isolate the qualities she wishes to bring out in her own stories.
Stop on over and visit her facebook page at to learn more about A. P. Bartels. Or, visit her blogs for some more creative outlets!

Twitter: @alliebeesoon

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J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve University, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.
He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests.
The "Dreams" series is James' first published work.

I am a retired Social Worker and semi-retired proofreader who lives with a big pitbull, two cats and a turtle in a 100 year old haunted house. I like needlework of all types: Quilting, sewing, knitting, lace-making, embroidery… If it can be done with a needle, I’ve probably tried it. Well, not tattooing. 
I read anything I can get my eyes on from horror to romance, historical to science fiction, contemporary to fantasy, children’s books to math books. Yes, I read math and science books for the fun of it. 
An avid book collector, I have overstuffed my three-bedroom house and have secretly been adding me books to my daughter’s bookshelves. I give away books and swag at random to people who comment on or share my blog posts. (hint!)

A.R. was born and raised in Bronx, NY and is the oldest daughter of two girls. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology, which was only briefly used. She’s a mother of two entertaining teen boys (as well as a lovely fawn Chihuahua, whom she considers her furry daughter.) She’s also a wife to a delightfully handsome and amazingly funny man-beast. She loves anything dragon and fantasy related. In her free time she enjoys exercising, writing, listening to music, hiking, cooking, dancing and reading. She also loves a great adventure in and out of a book!
She writes to free her mind of its constant wondering and clutter. She thrives on the fact she can share some of it with readers that have the same passion for a great story.

She also loves to hear from her reader’s and chat away, so feel free to reach out to her any time.

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Sandra Love is a new to the author world, publishing her first book in 2013. She currently lives in Michigan, with her son and partner. Sandra is very lucky to have a sister Amanda, who has been there with her through everything, including helping her with the editing of her books. Sandra has three cats, Stubby, Odin and Thor. She loves to spend hours reading her favourite authors and writing. Her favourite genre's are Paranormal, supernatural and romance. Sandra's first series of books (Broken Wings) is a Supernatural romance.

Dovey Mayali Cralk has been writing since she was young, and decided to share her voices with the world only a couple of years ago. With a few anthologies under her belt, she also has the first book of a trilogy available on Kindle.  She resides in Texas with her beautiful husband and rambunctious children, along with their furry family members.

Thank you to all of the current and future readers, you are the greatest thing since sliced bread!

Twitter: @DoveyMCralk
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Tim began writing at a very young age. As a teenager he would write short stories of horror to entertain himself and his friends. Not knowing at the time this would one day lead to his dream of becoming a published author.
Tim has studied various religions and psychology as evident not only in his earlier religious publications, but also in his later work as an extreme horror author. Tim's true calling began in the horror genre with The Hand of God series.
Although the book still retains religious qualities it is a complete 180 from his earlier writings. His main character is Pastor Charlie who does "God's Work" by murdering those who sin. His four years serving as a U.S. Marine is also apparent in this series, with his realistic descriptions of weapons and tactics Pastor Charlie and various other characters use throughout the books.
He branches out further into the horror genre with the publication of Dark Exorcist. Tim's knowledge of religion still plays a major role in this book, along with his time spent working as a correctional officer.
In Family Night Tim begins his descent into extreme horror. Eddie is loving father with a very dark and sadistic side. Family Night is psychologically terrifying. His description of torture and gore push boundaries other authors would never dare to cross.
He is able to touch every nerve with the reality that this is something that could be happening right now. With similarities to one of Tim's favorite horror movies, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, you will find that Eddie and his family are even harder to forget.
Tim currently lives in San Antonio, Texas with his loving wife and children. He enjoys going to Comic and Horror Cons as often as he can.
Above all he loves meeting his fans and talking to them on his Facebook page at and on his Goodreads page at 
For more information on Tim Miller you can visit his website at

Name: C. M. Wright
Book Title: Zombie Overload Series, Zombie Addiction - Multi-Author Short Story Collection
Genre: Horror
Country of origin: USA
Short bio: Wife and mother who recently moved from Decatur, IL to outside Skidmore, MO., C. M. loves all things zombie, and is a huge fan of The Walking Dead. She likes to laugh, and make others laugh, so she does her best to bring that to her readers...for the Zombie Overload series anyway. Eventually, she is planning to write about other creatures that go bump in the night.

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Black Asylum

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Book Spotlight: "The White Door" by Christy Sloat

Title: The White Door
Author: Christy Sloat
Genre: Young Adult
Series: The Visitors Series, Book 3
Publication: March 3rd, 2014

“When I first moved here I was still a girl who cherished the normality of teen life. Now, after being here a year I had come to love a boy who was both strong and courageous. I made real friendships that would last even after death. The selfish girl my grandmother warned me of becoming had vanished. A girl who stood tall, with the powers to see the dead and help those in need, appeared in her place.”
In Brylee’s world, nothing is normal. She sees and speaks with the dead and, at seventeen years old, she already has a full plate. She’s in her senior year of high school and college is just around the corner, but only if she learns to control her gifts and survive in the land of the living.
She has succeeded in ridding her boyfriend, Ephraim, from the Brown family curse, but, in the end, her best friend loses her life. Now a whole slew of new problems present itself and, like always, Brylee is tempted to run for the hills. With Ephraim at her side, she must come to grips with the reality that she is not an average girl and she never will be.
What will happen when the town turns on her? Or, better yet, when a body is unearthed in her backyard? The choices that Brylee must make will determine whether she has a future or nothing at all.

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     I raised my hand to excuse myself to the bathroom and Miss Hailey obliged. I sped walked to the girl’s room as Kayla skipped behind me. I pushed open a stall and threw my hands up in the air. “What the heck Kayla? Here, at school?”
     She laughed.
     “Seriously? I know something’s up, but why not wait until after school?” 
     She leaned against the stall and sighed. “I told you things are weird with me lately. I don’t know what’s happening but I can feel a change coming. I… I…” Her mad rush to speak was suddenly interrupted by a choking sound coming from her mouth.
     “Kayla!” I rushed to her and my hands went through her body. She wasn’t solid like normal. Something was wrong! Kayla had always felt like flesh and blood to me. Never like a ghost.
     Suddenly her mouth opened and water poured out onto my feet, splashing my shoes and legs. I still tried but failed to help her. She was choking on water and, if I wasn’t mistaken, she was drowning. I was helpless and didn’t know what to do. Then before I could come up with an answer she uttered one word, “Diary.”

Christy Sloat is a SoCal born girl who resides in New Jersey currently with her husband, two daughters and Sophie her Chihuahua. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. Christy passes that love of reading, writing, and creativity to her daughters, family, and friends. When you do not find Christy within the pages of a book you can find her being mommy, wife, crafter, and dear friend. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. Be sure to venture into her Past Lives Series, The Visitor's Series, and watch for many more exciting things to come.

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