If Ophelia had known Grace Vincent, she might have hated her—but only to hide a secret yearning, one hidden from herself for so long. This desire to love and be loved was covered up by a darkness, a thing called fear, though the monsters then were apparitions of a broken, lingering past, and not even real.
They’re real now. But I’m no longer afraid. At least, not like I was then, back when I was hiding behind Ophelia. I have a little soul to protect now, and I must be strong. It doesn’t mean I’m cured of my afflictions, though. I wish it did.
As the dead roam above us, the ones inside me claw to be set free. I’ve made so many mistakes, and guilt is one of those, gnawing at me, catapulting the nightmares that take my loves away from me again, and again, every time I close my eyes.
Nothing could’ve prepared us for what we found a mile beneath the Earth’s surface.
A sanctuary? A home?
A place to test my ability to harness my demons?
Check. That one, I know for sure.
A dangerous place filled to the brim with vicious, blood-thirsty creatures?
Crossing my fingers it’s a “no” on that one.
But from what I can tell, Logan’s words at CVS were as true then as they are now:
It’s a permanent motherf**ing opposite day.
So why did Gideon send me here?
What are the truths behind his lies?
Will I find them here?
Will he find me here?
Will I be able to keep Missy safe?
Will I be safe from the dark tunnels of my own mind?
All that’s left now, is to hope . . . and to survive.
*Content Advisory/Trigger Warning**
Tunnels and Planes/The Night Blind Saga is a dark apocalyptic series with some very steamy, sometimes rather dark F/F scenes, M/F scenes, and other mixes (later books in series). In these books you will find a buffet of language, gore, drug use, violence, assault/abuse, and a bunch of other stuff of this nature. If you don’t ingest your literature occasionally (or often) on the edge, gritty, in the dark, and/or possibly in a random stairwell, this series may not be right for you.
*Recommended for mature readers 18+
*Those sensitive to the topics of angel babies and sexual assault should read at their own risk.
*Not recommended for those with PTSD (though the main character herself suffers from PTSD, so… your call)
*The books in this series may contain possible cliffhangers
*Book four, “Gideon’s Lies,” releases early 2018. There will be six books in the series, with the final two out next year as well. To be notified as soon as they become available, sign up for my newsletter (and get a free book!) here: http://bit.ly/TTMIF
*If you have any questions about this series, or any of my other works, feel free to email me: Christina@ChristinaLRozelle.com
*If you’d prefer gritty, but cleaner (no sex), check out my best-selling YA Dystopian Scifi Horror series, “The Treemakers Trilogy.” You can snag book one for free here: https://www.instafreebie.com/free/sqCDC
Holy effing whaaaat?! This author! SMH….LOL! I AM HOOKED! THIS IS MY ADDICTION! This installment of the series has really shown the dark and gritty but with the perfect amount of humanity. I am not really sure what I was expecting when the group arrives at the Tunnels, but this version is waaaaaay different in the best twisted and raw way. The author never ceases to amaze me in the way these characters have been developing. They are in a constant turmoil of doing what’s right and what’s right for them. The emotions and feelings are very intense. This isn’t just another zombie book where the survivors are just trying to survive. This series is taking it to the next level. You have a community that is safe in the tunnels and is absolutely perfect. But sometimes these are only illusions and there are a lot of smoke and mirrors in this particular place. Grace and company are in a place where they can thrive in several different ways depending on what they are willing to do. There is never a dull moment in this story. From the time they get there, through middle of the story and right up to the end you will be on the edge of your seat fanning yourself, cringing, needing a tissue, and rooting for the good guys (whoever they may be). It’s an action packed, heart thumping helluva ride! Go read this now!
One day, my eleven-year-old came home from school, excited that they had just started reading “The Hunger Games” in her fifth grade class (teacher skipped the kissing parts—GASP!). Having been newly sober, and looking for ways to rebuild my relationship with my daughter who’d been through so much during my sickness, I brought up the idea of writing a YA novel of my own, and she’d help with the plotting and characters. I’d been writing poetry and prose forever, and never pictured myself as a fiction writer, but if it meant strengthening my bond with my child, I was willing to give it a try. What happened as I began this story about orphaned angel-humans, reptilian antagonists, and shadow-animal people, was . . . well, I scrapped that and started something else. Haha
My first full-length novel, “The Butterfly Prophecy,” was unpublishable, riddled with plot holes and a plethora of other errors, and ultimately ended up in a box. As a high school dropout with little college under my belt, I took to the local library and Google to learn how to (really) write a novel, and I was soon on my way to creating a work of art I’d be proud to share with the world. Though The Butterfly Prophecy wasn’t published, many elements, themes, settings, and a few characters from that story were used in the Treemakers Trilogy, which was really cool! Micah Greenleigh, Ms. Ruby, Emerson, Ty, and Aura (Joy’s mom) were so real to me that I couldn’t help but transplant them into their forever story home.
During the nine months it took to write that first book, I realized that writing was medication for me. When I wrote, my life made sense, I had purpose, I could breathe, and think clearly. I could use my tattered past to create a beautiful work of art, and that alone turned my life around completely. Two novels later I gave birth to “The Treemakers” during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month in November)2013. I scrapped that and rewrote the whole thing, publishing The Treemakers a year later. During its creation, I realized this was what I was put on this planet to do. Creating these characters for you to experience and feel, to love and hate, to laugh and cry and escape from reality into remarkable worlds with, brings me immense joy and fulfillment. So, thank you for your part in my journey, for being the receivers of this gift that was so freely given to me. You complete me. (Cheesy, but true! 😉 I’m continually amazed at the outpouring of love and support for me and my work, and I promise to do my best to continue creating quality stories for you to get swept away into.
I’m an eclectic writer with books and works-in-progress in many genres. My goal as an author is to make each series distinctly different from the last, so if one of my series’ isn’t for you I’d encourage you to give the others a try! Thanks again for all you do, and I wish you the very best in all of your endeavors.
Works by Christina Rozelle/Christina L. Rozelle
The Treemakers Trilogy:
Book 1- The Treemakers
Book 2- The Soultakers
Book 3- The Seeker’s Keys
The Night Blind Saga:
Book 1- Dysphoria and Grace
Book 2- Murray’s Law
Book 3- Tunnels and Planes -releases 11/15/1
By day, I’m Sasha Evans, successful business owner and entrepreneur.
By night, I’m Destiny, Club Genesis’ masochistic bottom who craves pain and won’t kneel to just any Top.
The subs around me are all pairing up with the Doms of their dreams. I can’t even find someone to whip away my stress and grant me peace. It’s driving me mad!
But you know the old saying, Never tempt fate…
Falling into bed with my tall, ruggedly handsome business associate, Lawson Pratt, isn’t the smartest move I’ve ever made, but he certainly melted me with pleasure.
And when compelling Sadist Parker Cane offered me a contract, promising to make all my most agonizing fantasies come true, I was torn.
How’s a girl supposed to choose between tingling passion and sweet torment?
What if I can have both men work their magic on me?
It sounds great—in theory. And it’s feeling that way too—until a menacing madman from the past returns to steal not only my bliss…but my life.
USA Today Bestselling Author Jenna Jacob’s erotic romance comes from the heart of submission. With over twenty years’ experience in the dynamics of the BDSM lifestyle, Jenna strives to portray Dominance and submission with a passionate and comprehensive voice. Her stories will make you laugh, cry, and may leave you with a better understanding of the fulfillment found in the BDSM power exchange.
A married mom of four grown children, Jenna and her husband lives in Kansas. Her passions include her family, reading, camping, cooking, music, and riding Harleys. She loves to make people laugh with her outgoing and warped sense of humor. If you’re looking for hot romance with a kinky twist, pick up one of Jenna’s books.
A lifelong lover of words and reading, Savannah Verte hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to write when she grows up. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Savannah’s gypsy spirit and never quit attitude keep her busy and seldom idle. For so many reasons, Savannah considers herself a ‘Contemporary Vagabond’ when it comes to writing and hopes that others find her diverse offerings as enjoyable to read as they are to write.
As the primary owner and driving force behind Eclectic Bard Books she considers herself immensely fortunate to see writing from varied perspectives as she endeavors to publish the authors rostered there. Working with other writers, Savannah gets to expand her horizons every day as someone brings a new idea to the table and the brainstorming begins. There is something addictive about the creative process for her and helping other authors embrace their dreams make hers a reality daily.
That’s the official Savannah, the unofficial version is just a girl who loves experiencing life with every twist and turn it takes. When she was born, she had such fine, light hair that her mother used to tape bows to her head so people would know she was a girl. She’s had a host of crazy unrelated jobs- everything from cake decorator, dry cleaner, and insurance agent to Emergency Room assistant, bartender, crime lab tech and bouncer. Savannah loves air hockey but completely sucks at it. She loves good jazz, good scotch, and antiques but also old rock, a quiet tea, and a tidy home. She’s completely technology impaired and can get it after she’s broken the computer or done it ass-backwards a few times… Thank Gods that there are some amazing meme creators that let her pilfer images or she’d be lost. Lime green is her color, the rhinoceros is her logo & philosophy, and she’s completely mad about seeing new authors try.
Eternal Island weaves its magical enchantments into every one of its people’s hearts. No one, human or immortal, is immune to the fiery touch of love, But trouble begins to brew anew when, with the last arrival, a malignant entity also makes it onto the island. Seeking to settle an old score first, he relies on dark magic in his pursuit to rule the world.
Manipulative and possessing qualities that make him hard to identify, let alone defeat, he can only be sensed by one person. Katrista’s dreams hold the key, but will anyone believe her, or will they allow an illusion to destroy them all?
Review by Jordan
What a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I loved the ending but was constantly torn over my feelings towards some of the characters and their actions. Will made a huge impression with the lengths he went to in order to get Becky’s attention. The story kept me hooked and constantly on edge. And what is to become of poor Embyr? Maybe someday the author will let us into her mind and give us more answers. Only time will tell!
“Far from crazy, but equally as far from normal. There are voices in my head and I occasionally talk to them.” – Kristie Haigwood
K. S. Haigwood is the author of the Save My Soul, Eternal Island and Moonrising series. By day, she is a CNC Machinist, but by night and weekend, she saves the world or destroys it in a single bound, depending on what mood she is in and if she has had her coffee. In addition to being an award winner for the ‘Life Changing Read Award’, she has also been nominated twice for Best Indie Book 2016 in the Paranormal category.
Characterization is one of K.S. Haigwood’s strongest points. You can understand each characters’ predicaments and you can almost foresee their reactions. But. There’s always a but, with this author, because Haigwood can deliver enough twists and turns to turn a tornado on its head. Just as you think you’ve figured where the story is going next, she’s duped you again.
The whole of her novels are littered with good chuckle moments, and even in the darkest hour, the thinnest hint of a silver lining is still visible among the clouds.
Shock therapy for body and soul, delivered at a hundred miles an hour with the humor and charisma of a trendsetter, Haigwood is certain to be hailed the new wonder-drug to cure all ills.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
What a F%^&ing A$$ I seemed to say to myself every other chapter!! Yes I loved it but still hated him. Hendrick Parker is the biggest jacka$$ I have ever read…LOL. Yes you will hate him and some may not ever like him but his over the top behavior is what drew me to him. Am I weird and twisted? Prolly. I mean I love this author’s dark erotica sooo yeah #Glutton So you have been warned….he is not a very likeable guy.
Beau is the PERFECT match for Hendrick. She is sassy. She is fire. She has to be to deal with him and his attitude. The girl has me yelling #GirlPower at times because she is sooooo feisty! Who doesn’t love that?? She tolerates A LOT from Hendrick because of her money issues and there were times I was like “GURL it isn’t worth all of this!” after using my voodoo doll on him for being such an epic DB! Now I can’t hate him because I GET what he is doing and the why but still a few good placed nut kicks were called for many times in the book!
So if you are still interested in this book let me tell ya the sex scenes were AMAZING and the banter/chemistry between the two characters was so explosive. I mean yeah!! Look out because Hendrick might be an epic ass but the man is a hot ass!
“I’m not hiring a whore,” I all but snarled, pissed at the idiot in front of me. I was tired and stressed; lacked the basic urge to be an understanding individual, much less give the asshole in front of me the benefit of doubt.
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I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
I have read all of Brandy’s books and one thing I will say no matter if it one of her paranormal books or her contemporary books I will always pick it up. She has an amazing way of weaving a great story.
Leona Shay is an author who is recently divorced from the only man she loved. She is about to have her world tilted on its axis she has sold the rights to her series and it will be made into a movie. This isn’t the only thing has her world changing you see she has ran into Luke Chance the movie star. No matter how much she tells herself she is not ready for love Luke may have something to say about that.
When Luke finds out his favorite series is going to be made into a movie well he is on a mission to get the part. When he runs into Leona the author he has no idea how life changing this roll will be for him. He lets her into her world. The outing on the boat with Raven and Ryan was a favorite of mine.
Luke’s persistence and with help from someone special to Leona sure was able to open Leona up and let the walls down. The twist and turns in this book kept me flipping the pages needing to know more. I loved seeing Raven again and I loved her as much as Raven as I did as Ella. The chemistry between Leona and Luke was sizzling. I also enjoyed the interactions they had with their families and friends. Ryan wow I really need to know more about him and his story.
A few of my favorites:
“I mean, we fit together like interlocking pieces. You were made for me.”
“You’re stealing my heart, Luke.” “That’s almost fair. You’re holding on to mine with both hands, and you don’t even realize it.”
“I’ll spend my life making you smile.” And he meant it, all the way to the bottom of his soul. “I believe you”
Release Date: October 26, 2017
Oh sister wife!! The things you do to me!! The stories that you give me to read…..sigh….just yeah so amazing.
This series has improved me more and more as each book continues. I most likely look forward to the next book in the series. But we are not here to discuss Trapper and his hot mess…no ma’am. We are here to discuss Deacon and Tempest. Holy crap these two!!!
Deacon feels he isn’t a good enough man for her. He is a broken man who might have been great being the old “it” guy on the team and a former seal but now…he is nothing.
Tempest is always doing. She is doing for everyone but not for herself. She has had such a hard life and thinks she might be safe but son learns that not everyone is really your friend. Seems a foe has slipped in past her and so now she will learn more life lessons!!
These two at times needed a good gut punch or throat punch because they both pushed the other away. Deacon with his I am not good enough and Tempest with her dang pride….gurl just take a helping hand every now and again!!
I did enjoy the story and the story that went along with. We get to see more build up for Trapper and see more of our favorites returning to the series.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
This series is becoming one of my favorites. These men tug at my heart the things they have had to overcome and Deacon is no different. Then there are the women in their life and Tempest is a strong willed hold no bar woman.
Gentry Deacon Hawkins had everything going his way he was the star athlete, Navy SEAL, Hero but then one mission gone wrong and he went to a dark place. The only thing he had left was his brothers, bike and open road….well and a woman named Tempest Adams. He sees his brothers settle down and even though he doesn’t have a desire to settle down well that is until this woman starts to change things for him.
Tempest Adams made a life for herself. She takes care of everyone helps anyone she can. Her family means everything to her and she will protect it with her life. When her life starts to fall apart Deacon is the one that is there to help her pick the pieces up. When her past encroaches on her present she needs to turn to someone. She is closed off and has done everything on her own so it is hard for her to open up and let Deacon in.
I absolutely loved these two they have a connection that only grows throughout the book. The little surprises Chelsea has in store in this book was great. To see Deacon interact with Tempest’s family had my heart skipping a beat. I’m telling the emotions were front and center in this one it hit me on so many different levels. I have a feeling Trappers is going to tear my heart out and I cannot wait for his story.
One of my favorite lines:
“I am one of a kind and so are you. It’s not about who you look like, who you act like, but rather who you are when no one’s watching.”
The second book in a laugh-out-loud new contemporary romance series from Alison Bliss!
Big girls don’t cry. They go after what they want.
Thanks to her bangin’ curves, Valerie Carmichael has always turned heads-with the exception of seriously sexy Logan Mathis. Just Valerie’s luck that the object of her lust-filled affection is also best friends with her overprotective brother. But Valerie’s determined to get Logan’s attention . . . even if it means telling a teeny little lie to get a job at his new bar.
Logan can’t remember a time when Valerie didn’t secretly fuel all his hottest fantasies. Now the curvaceous she-devil is working behind his bar, tempting him every damn night. It’s only when he finds Valerie’s naughty things-to-do list that Logan decides to break every rule in the book-by making each red-hot deed a reality.
No one warned them that they were going to fall this hard. And no one warned them that sometimes the smallest secrets can have the biggest consequences.
THE A PERFECT FIT SERIES
SIZE MATTERS, #1
ON THE PLUS SIDE, #2
MORE TO LOVE, #3
Review by Jordan
As the youngest of five girls, Alison Bliss has never turned down a challenge…or been called by the right name. Her writing career may have started out as a dare by one of her sisters, but Alison hasn’t put her pen down since.
She grew up on a small island off the Texas Gulf Coast, where most of her childhood vacations consisted of camping or hunting trips to the deer lease. Although she’ll always be a Texan at heart, Alison currently resides in the Midwest with her Iowa farm-boy husband and their two sons. With so much testosterone in her home, it’s no wonder she writes “girl books.”
She’s an animal lover, a closet video game enthusiast, and believes the best way to know if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it’s obviously meant to be. Alison’s an avid romance reader who enjoys penning the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, laughter, and usually a cowboy or two. As she calls it, “Romance…with a sense of humor.”
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