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#Review – Blood King: Revamping the Monarchy (The Heart Nebula Book 3) by Ava Cuvay

Blood King: Revamping the Monarchy (The Heart Nebula Book 3)

 

Dracula was an upstart nobody from an alien race of bloodsuckers… Kaz just met the planet’s King.

Kazandra Lyon’s failed life sucks. But her vacation to a popular destination-planet sucks on a whole new level when she’s abducted and whisked off to a dark castle mired in twilight. She struggles against the attacks of a bloodthirsty monster and her growing attraction to the sexy and mysterious vampire king. Amidst murdered palace staff, political power struggles, and the king’s blood-searing seduction, has Kaz bitten off too much? Will she return to the unhappy safety of her failed life or stick her neck out and embrace a future with the lusty king who thirsts for her?
Away from his homeworld for far too long, King Rune Lahdunae’s political influence has weakened and his vision for his people is now a relic from a bygone era. He struggles to regain his royal standing as monarch, resurrect his race’s proud heritage, and keep his randy fangs off his beautiful guest. Yet Kazandra’s spirit and humor arouses a hunger in him more primal than the need for her life-giving blood. Can he entice her to remain as his honored guest… and possibly his wife? And can he thwart the relentless killer who is drinking his people dry before Kazandra becomes the next victim?

“Blood King: Revamping the Monarchy” is Book 3 in The Heart Nebula Series. Like it’s interstellar namesake, The Heart Nebula Series is a loosely-connected cluster of stand-alone Romantic Sci-fi stories with sassy heroines, gutsy heroes, passion and adventures set in a galaxy far, far away. In essence, it’s the stuff of stars.

 

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We have all been at a point in our life where we just need to get away from it all. Kaz decides to go to a popular destination-planet to relax and unwind. This place just sucks! Literally and figuratively. She is at a spring break type of place and she is kidnapped and taken to the other side of the planet that no one goes to just for fun. She is placed in the dungeon and is fed on by a monster. She is finally freed by King Rune and his way of apologizing is to have her spend her vacation at his palace. Rune has been brought back to life after 1000 years of being gone to find that his home has been run into the ground. He has yet to figure out exactly why he has been brought back and is struggling a lot with getting the monarchy back under control, dealing with murders in the palace, falling for Kaz and the fact that he is hiding exactly who he is to her. With all of this going on, Kaz is being herself, everyone loves her, and she is falling in love with Rune. The two of them have a lot of inner conflict within themselves and are so different from the other. But opposites attract and the two of the complement each other so well. The only thing is that they both have to be honest with each other and once the honesty is let out will they be able to be together? There is a ton of craziness happening at the palace when Rune hosts a ball of sorts. There is a death and kidnapping. Kaz finds herself in the middle of another mess and when the bad guy is figured out…..well lets just say oh holy hell because I so didn’t see this coming. I knew there was something fishy going on but when the twist unravels, it’s epic!!!! Blood King pulls you into the story and is the type of story that will constantly have you trying to guess what the hell is going on. And when the bread crumbs finally fell into place I was speechless! The sexy king will have you rooting for him and seeing how Kaz’s wittiness and no nonsense attitude brings him out of his shell will make you fall in love with this story. Well done, Ava Cuvay! Bravo!!!!

 

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Ava Cuvay

Ava Cuvay writes out of this world romance featuring sassy heroines, often-alien-but-always-sexy heroes, and an alcoholic beverage or two… Set in a galaxy far, far away. She resides in central Indiana with her own scruffy-looking nerfherder, kiddos who are growing up without her permission, and two kitties that make her laugh. She believes life is too short to bother with negative people, everything is better with Champagne, and Han Solo shot first. When not writing, Ava is thinking about writing. Or wine. And she’s always thinking about bacon.

#WOTR19 #Review #ShortStory – Words to Dream by Anthology – Shifter’s Moon by Teresa Gabelman

Theresa Hissong and Teresa Gabelman

Words to Dream By: An Adult Bedtime Stories Collection. by [Lynn, Sophie, Wallace, M.R., Stoneking, BSM, Cantrell, Roux, Edwards, Jennifer Lassalle, Messina, Gabriella, Maree, Aleisha, Raven, Elias, Miller, Brian, Neeley, Sandra R.]

Everyone loves a good bedtime story…

Even better would be twenty-six diverse bedtime stories, in eighteen different genres, written by twenty very different, fantastic, Award-winning and Five-star authors.

These stories truly bring something for everyone, from the terrifying to the romantic. Prepare to be intrigued and excited, tantalized and titillated. Be ready to laugh, cry, or be too frightened to turn off the lights.

This collection can be read cover to cover, or you can skip around and see where fate may take you. Just a crack of the spine can land you in a quaint cottage in the snowy mountains, on a space ship at the outer rim of the solar system, in the stands rooting for your new favorite baseball team, or even jumping and dancing to music at an out of this world rock concert. The possibilities are endless.

The only thing that these stories have in common is the fact that they are short, quick, and complete. This is what you’ve been missing as you snuggle into bed to wind down after a long, hard day.

So dim the lights, curl up with your pillows, relax…

…and savor these Words to Dream By.

Sophie Lynn Productions and AP Publishing has teamed up to bring this incredible collection of stories from authors M.R. Wallace. BSM Stoneking, Roux Cantrell, Jennifer Lassalle Edwards, Gabriella Messina, Aleisha Maree, Elias Raven, Brian Miller, Sandra R. Neeley, E.F. Rose, Leah Negron, Brittany Crowley, Sharon Johnson, Jessika Klide, Jade Royal, Karen Raines, Teresa Treadway Gabelman, & Theresa Hossong, newcomers Sophie Lynn & C.H. Bailey, and newly-minted author/musician Scottie Somerville.

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

What a sweet short story by an awesome author I enjoy reading.

This story is about a woman who is alone in a cabin in Tennessee.  When she sees a hurt wolf, she is drawn to protect him.  She helps him but then wakes up to a man in her house….whut???  When all is revealed he is the shifter who has been watching out for her for a few years annnnnnd he is her mate.

I really don’t want to say any more because this is a very short and sweet read for you to plop down and read when have an hour to kill.

 

 

 

 

#WOTR19 #Review #ReleaseDay #MagicandMayhem #witches #shifters #wickedwitch – Sinfully Wicked by Teresa Gabelman

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Sinfully Wicked: book 2 in the Magic and Mayhem Universe by

#MagicandMayhem #witches #shifters #wickedwitch
Wicked is still tattooing, with her rock n’ roll familiar, Bruce. The difference now is she is happily mated to a sinfully wicked and sexy panther, Thorne.

As the past comes back into Thorne’s life, misunderstandings and danger are in the mix. With a new threat looming Wicked and Thorne have more than themselves to worry about.

Welcome back to the town of Assjacket for more wickedly hilarious mixtures of paranormal personalities.
Fall in love with Wicked , Bruce and Thorne in…. Wicked *tch bk 1 in the Magic and Mayhem Universe by Teresa Gabelman

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Shut up!!  This novella cracked me up just as much as the first one.

This story picks up right after the end of the last book.  Wicked and Thorne are happy but Wicked is still feeling a bit insecure about her relationship with Thorne.  She still feels he can do better and is waiting for the other shoe to drop so to speak.

When Wicked FINALLY is ready to admit her intentions to Thorne, she sees something totally wrong and runs away from Thorne.  Good thing our Panther shifter isn’t about to let her go!!

This book we deal with the insecure past from Wicked. We learn about Thorne’s past and family but most importantly we get a surprise for our couple that will be continuing for another story in the future!!

Sinfully Wicked book 2 – HERE

Wicked *tch book 1–https://amzn.to/2yBbMbE

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’, Lee County Wolves Series and Rodeo Romance (Contemporary). When not writing about alpha vampires, sexy shifters, hot cowboys and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa-Gabelman/191553587598342
Email: tgabelman@live.com

****Paranormal****
Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4
Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6
A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7
Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #8
Sloan (The Protectors Series) Book #9
Blaze (The Protectors Series) Book #10
The Invisible Warrior (The Protectors Series) Book #11
Ronan (The Protectors Series) Book #12
TBA (The Protectors Series) Book #13 COMING SOON

Forbidden Hunger (Lee County Wolves) Book #1
Forbidden Seduction (Lee County Wolves) Book #2
Forbidden Desire (Lee County Wolves) Book #3
Forbidden Temptation (Lee County Wolves) Book #4
Forbidden Secrets (Lee County Wolves) Book #5 COMING SOON

****Paranormal Single Titles****
The Enforcer
Sanctuary (Stone’s Wolf Sanctuary) Book #1
Refuge (Stone’s Wolf Sanctuary) Book #2
Karma’s Revenge (A Bad Girls Novel)
Claiming Jade

****Contemporary****
Rodeo Romance
Blind Faith

#WOTR19 – #Review – The New Death (True Death #3) by R.K. Gleason

 

The New Death (The True Death Series, #3)

 

Three years after suffering torments at the whim of Daniel, The Guardian of the remaining angels in Purgatory, Shepard is left a wretched soul, untethered and adrift. But things have catastrophically changed in the delicate balance. There’s something unholy festering beneath the overcrowded streets of Purgatory, and only Shepard knows the key to its survival.

New friendships and alliances are formed, old friends resurface, and others are cast aside. Purgatory will never be the same, if it survives at all.

 

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I feel a little more evil with every book that I read of R.K.’s! This series has me hooked! In this author’s true fashion The New Death continues with bad language, crazy friendships, witty banter and the perfect amount of horror and gore! I can’t tell you enough how good this book is and is probably my favorite of this series so far.

 

“But like someone I once loved told me, f*ck it.”

 

We start this story three years after Shepard lost Andrea. Shepard is in a drunken stupor and has missed everything that Matthew and Horace have done with bringing the new souls into Purgatory. Since Matthew can now bring all of the souls in to one location and Horace tries to explain the rules to everyone to avoid them being taken and killed by The Other Things, Burnington has become over-populated and is in a crazy state of disrepair. In the midst of one of the groups coming in, Niki is amongst them. She and a new friend escape the madness and make it out into Burnington, Purgatory just trying to survive. They are chased by some thugs and run into the subway system to escape them but what the didn’t know was that there are much worse things in the subway. Niki is able to escape and happens upon Shepard and he brings her back to the Open. At once Horace is taken by Niki. As the group become four again they make a plan to try and save her friend. Shepard is being haunted by Andrea and in one of his hauntings he is visited by another being that gives him the key to survival and bring balance back to Purgatory. This rescue mission almost turns into a suicide mission due to new developments. Old friends resurface and more questions are brought forth. This book is one helluva wild ride just like the ones before. And the twists that are brought in will have you smiling and saying WTF! I love this author’s style and can’t wait to continue the series! The story is gripping and definitely not for the faint of heart!

 

 

 

I was born high in the Andes and raised by a band of wandering gypsies. At the ripe old age of 7, I struck out on my own, dabbling in the arts of alchemy and personal financing. Neither of the trades paid off. At 13 I became the personal juggler for Stephen King, but alas, that didn’t last long either. Since then, I’ve wandered aimlessly through life and this planet, stopping along the way to help people and smite the wicked.

A little while ago I decided to try my hand at writing. I published The True Death series independently for The True Death and The Vengeful Death but was recently picked up and published by Love N Books.

 

#WOTR2019Attending #Shifter #Review Forbidden Secrets (Lee County Wolves Book 5) by Teresa Gabelman

Forbidden Secrets (Lee County Wolves Series) Book #5 by [Gabelman, Teresa]

On the run since the murder of her parents, time has come for Leda Kingsman to take her rightful place as pack leader. First she needs to fight for what was stolen from her and her little brother, Sam.

A shifter without a pack, Taz Whelan worked his way into the Lee County Wolves as a tracker. Always the loner, Taz never found anyone he wanted to spend more than five minutes with. That’s until stubborn Leda entered his world.

As Leda leaves the Lee County Wolves under false pretenses, Taz lets her go, a decision that haunts him. When he discovers the true reason and what she has been keeping from them all, nothing will stand in his way as he searches for her before the forbidden secrets she holds takes her from him forever.

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 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.

It’s  Leda’s turn, after 4 books we finally get to hear her story with her words.

When we first met Leda all those books ago, LOL, she was a child hurting from the loss of her parents, now she is a woman ready to right a horrible wrong and save those that were once her pack.

Leaving without telling anyone in the Lee County Pack, including her Alpha, is what she does thinking that she is keeping more people from being harmed by her evil uncle.

Taz is a new pack member, but has only had eyes for Leda since joining and since when he became pack she was with our favorite Invisible funny man Steve she was out of reach.

Now, there is nothing stopping him from having her except that she has left the safety of the pack and is headed straight into danger and he will go after her to insure that she comes home safe.

Man, Teresa gives us so much in Leda’s book.  We have a killer wolf, our favorite Warriors make a appearance, over protective father figures, old friends both good and sort of good, fighting of good versus evil, and the finding of mates.

There was so much packed into it that it seemed like it was a short read, it was so good.

Leda is such a strong girl to have gone through so much, I really think that she is going to be someone that the younger women of the Lee County Pack can look up to.

Taz is a beautiful person not just to look at, but on the inside too.  Leda and Taz together is nothing short of perfect, they really do go together so much better than she and Steve.

Now we have new pack members in the Lee County pack which means MORE STORIES!!!!!!

 

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’, Lee County Wolves Series and Rodeo Romance (Contemporary). When not writing about alpha vampires, sexy shifters, hot cowboys and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa-Gabelman/191553587598342
Email: tgabelman@live.com

****Paranormal****
Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4
Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6
A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7
Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #8
Sloan (The Protectors Series) Book #9
Blaze (The Protectors Series) Book #10
The Invisible Warrior (The Protectors Series) Book #11
Ronan (The Protectors Series) Book #12
TBA (The Protectors Series) Book #13 COMING SOON

Forbidden Hunger (Lee County Wolves) Book #1
Forbidden Seduction (Lee County Wolves) Book #2
Forbidden Desire (Lee County Wolves) Book #3
Forbidden Temptation (Lee County Wolves) Book #4
Forbidden Secrets (Lee County Wolves) Book #5

****Paranormal Single Titles****
The Enforcer
Sanctuary (Stone’s Wolf Sanctuary) Book #1
Refuge (Stone’s Wolf Sanctuary) Book #2
Karma’s Revenge (A Bad Girls Novel)
Claiming Jade

 

 

#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Paranormal #Shifters #Review – Forbidden Secrets (Lee County Wolves Series) Book #5 by Teresa Gabelman

Forbidden Secrets (Lee County Wolves Series) Book #5 by [Gabelman, Teresa]

On the run since the murder of her parents, time has come for Leda Kingsman to take her rightful place as pack leader. First she needs to fight for what was stolen from her and her little brother, Sam.

A shifter without a pack, Taz Whelan worked his way into the Lee County Wolves as a tracker. Always the loner, Taz never found anyone he wanted to spend more than five minutes with. That’s until stubborn Leda entered his world.

As Leda leaves the Lee County Wolves under false pretenses, Taz lets her go, a decision that haunts him. When he discovers the true reason and what she has been keeping from them all, nothing will stand in his way as he searches for her before the forbidden secrets she holds takes her from him forever.

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Oh Leda and Taz.  You two have this insane chemistry and you need to just own it!!  Taz, you stubborn wolf but I was so glad to see you go after your mate whether she is ready for you or not!

Leda, girl your family is more than just blood.  The fact you left your Lee County Family behind to avenge your blood family…..ugh but thankfully your new family has your back no matter what.

This book was a great addition to an already action-packed series!!  Leda made a great heroine and Taz stunned me stupid seeing him friend Steve, AKA Leda’s ex!!  But really how can you NOT love Steve!!  LOL!  His minivan is pretty awesome….bahahahahah

So we learn a lot about Leda’s past and the terrors she is running from.  When we meet Jamie and Malcom we learn even more of what has happened to her past pack and what will happen to them if they stay.  Seeing the hurt and truth unfold for Leda about her parents so was hard to hear for me the reader.

I loved how strong Leda became but also how she understood Taz and his need to protect what was his.

OMG Taz and Sam…be still me heart!!   The Brother scene made me tear up.  Bu the scene I loved the most was Taz and Leda’s new family giving him that what for about loving Leda.  I loved seeing him be so strong and taking all that Garrett and Hunter had to dish out.

I am soooooo hoping we see more from the wolves like Jamie and a certain very attentive wolf!!???  Maybe?  Perhaps???

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’, Lee County Wolves Series and Rodeo Romance (Contemporary). When not writing about alpha vampires, sexy shifters, hot cowboys and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa-Gabelman/191553587598342
Email: tgabelman@live.com

****Paranormal****
Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4
Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6
A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7
Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #8
Sloan (The Protectors Series) Book #9
Blaze (The Protectors Series) Book #10
The Invisible Warrior (The Protectors Series) Book #11
Ronan (The Protectors Series) Book #12
TBA (The Protectors Series) Book #13 COMING SOON

Forbidden Hunger (Lee County Wolves) Book #1
Forbidden Seduction (Lee County Wolves) Book #2
Forbidden Desire (Lee County Wolves) Book #3
Forbidden Temptation (Lee County Wolves) Book #4
Forbidden Secrets (Lee County Wolves) Book #5

****Paranormal Single Titles****
The Enforcer
Sanctuary (Stone’s Wolf Sanctuary) Book #1
Refuge (Stone’s Wolf Sanctuary) Book #2
Karma’s Revenge (A Bad Girls Novel)
Claiming Jade

 

 

#Review #RH #Shifters #Paranormal – Mated to the Pack by Jade Alters

Mated to the Pack: A Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance (Reverse Harem Shifters,# 1)

Mercenaries…all four of them Half-Wolf and Half-Man…and all of them willing to risk anything to keep her for the pack.

Vivian was thankful for everything her wealthy Aunt left her.

Until she found out that also meant she’s now responsible for that old run down mansion she grew up playing in.

She would keep it, but she would go bankrupt; she would sell it, but there’s no one out there to buy it.

That’s when four super-hot and mysterious renters show up to save the day.

They’ve got more big secrets than she can handle though, the biggest of which might be why she’s finding herself drawn to each of them.

Call it nature.

Call it instinct.

Whatever it is, this pack has found its mate, and the only question is going to be whether Viv can handle being mated to this pack.

Mated to the Pack: A Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance is a standalone story with no cheating or cliffhangers. It contains language and scenes that are intended for mature readers.

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I received this book from a giveaway.

I love RH and Paranormal so this was a great book to grab for free.

This book is about Vivian who was rescued by 4 men and told to look after her because the cartel is after her for something her friend stole.

The men come to the house her grandmother left her and are all confused to too why they are drawn to her.  Each of the men feel an instant connection and then flip when they discover they ALL have the same desire to be Mated to Vivian.

Vivian who is NOT a shifter is kinda floored and how she is attracted to all these men and then to discover they are WHAT they are…..she is a bit confused about everything.

The story is steamy in parts, but the beginning is really choppy and confusing.  For a quick read one afternoon it was fun.

Tarot readings, horoscopes, and anything paranormal pretty much sums it up! Oh yes, did I forget, hot guys? I probably have the most irregular sleep patterns out of everyone I know, but that’s because most of my time is spent on trying to hit at least one spot in everyone that reads my stories.

 

#WOTR19 #Review #RH #WhyChoose – Tyson, Ariel Kimber Book 4.5 by Mary Martel

Tyson: An Ariel Kimber Novella

Tyson is 4.5 in the Ariel Kimber Series.

Tyson Alexander is a long time member of a coven of witches who are more like brothers than simply friends.
There are seven of them total in the coven and all of them are male. The majority of them come together from broken, messed-up families and have nothing else in this world that matters outside of each other.

Then, six months ago, everything changed when they shared a dream about a beautiful, sad girl who was just like them. That’s to say, a witch.

Then, she moved in next door to them and changed their entire lives, turning everything upside down.

And they all, every single one of them, loved her for it.

This book is a part of a series and needs to be read in order. It’s also #whychoose.
Ariel Kimber reading order:
Brothers of the Flame
Love Potion
Blood Magic
The Ties That Bind
Tyson

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Oh Tyson!!  I gotta admit the last book I was wondering what happened to my loveable man and then….BOOM you are back.  I loved how you FINALLY opened up to Quint and Ariel about everything going on in that head of yours….sigh…..oh Tyson I so fell right back in love with you after this book.  I think I needed to reconnect with you just as much as Ariel did after everything went down at the hotel between Annabelle and Chucky.

Tyson is such a great character and he feels so much for him family but after Annabelle destroyed his heart with her deceit and lies, he was never going to let anyone near his heart or his family for that matter.  As much as he WANTS Ariel, he is scared outta his mind.  He KNOWS she is sooo not like Annabelle BUT he is so scared and his heart just can’t take it anymore.  The guilt of bringing Annabelle to his family and causing the harm she caused has destroyed him in so many way.

The scene with him and Uncle Quint in the store…omg my two favorites talking about feelings and emotions with each other about our girl…sigh…I mean how can it not melt your heart.  Seeing Tyson so vulnerable but LORD ALMIGHTY seeing Quint that way too was eye opening.  Those men are in love with our girl and are going to do anything they can to protect her, their coven and their new family.

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

 

 

#Review – Refrain: A Vampire Blood Courtesan Romance by Susan Griscom

Refrain: A Vampire Blood Courtesan Romance

 

One fateful night changed my life forever and brought secrets to light I never could have imagined, leaving me parentless, penniless, and caring for an ailing sister. My father was not the man I thought I knew, and his greed and sickness have left me with virtually nothing to use to care for my sister and get her the treatments she needs to maybe one day walk again. And now, we might lose our house, as well.

Luckily, an ad in the paper helps me regain some hope. I have something to barter with that not many courtesans have, after all, and it just might be enough to earn what’s needed to secure my future as a successful Blood Courtesan. My first client turns out to be the man of my dreams, the sexy-as-sin vampire rock star I’ve lusted after since I was a teen, but he wants nothing to do with me or what I have to offer.

My father’s misdeeds continue to haunt me and I’m left with only one option: I need to make the talented and headstrong Lyric Rivers desire me, or lose everything. Maybe even my life.

The Blood Courtesans Series, where vampires are real, rich, powerful–and hungry.
Blood is bought and sold like fine wine, and the best blood goes to the highest bidder.

It’s not supposed to be about love … until it is.

Originally published in the Blood Courtesans Boxed Set: Awakenings.

 

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Vampires! Yes! It’s so hard to take a vampire story and make it unique. I often find that there is a lot of monotony with them. But this is hardly the case for the Blood Courtesans. In this world vampires are real and out in the open. They are normal people like you and me but they drink blood…maybe they are not what you consider completely normal, lol! Neriza is our female lead in Refrain. She lost her parents in a horrible car accident and this accident has left her sister paralyzed. Neriza is the sole provider for herself and her sister along with taking care of her parent’s debt. She decides to apply to be a Blood Courtesan. She tries to do this quietly as her uncle doesn’t agree with vampires paying for blood. Basically she gets rented for sex and blood. She has a unique quality about her that makes her a bit more valuable and she is accepted right away. She is essentially “rented” by Lyric (through his assistant) so that she can go on tour with the band and keep him sustained. Lyric happens to be the lead singer of the band Crimson Rivers, also her childhood crush, also a total hottie with an accent! He wants her gone and gone ASAP! She can’t figure out why so she puts all of her effort into getting him to keep her so that she is not in trouble with the Madame at the agency. As these two are learning to work together she gets some terrible news and finds that her dad was in the middle of some shady dealings, and here is where the real fun begins. Neriza and Lyric do form a friendship and confide in each other about their pasts. As things heat up both of their pasts come to the present and we find that the world may not be as large as we all thought. I can’t give you ANY more of the story without giving away tons of spoilers. The intensity between Lyric and Neriza with the witty banter is enough to make you want to read the book. But all the crazy twists in between are what makes this story amazing!

 

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usan Griscom is a Bestselling and Award winning author. She writes paranormal and contemporary romance – steamy and sexy are the way they usually turn out. She’s a huge fan of superheroes and bad boys confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers, and abilities beyond the norm mixed with hot, blow-your-socks-off romance.

She lives in Northern California with a gorgeous view of Folsom Lake from her office where she spends a lot of time daydreaming when she’s not writing. She loves to drink wine and fortunately there are several local wineries close by and she visits them as often as possible. Together, she and her romantic husband have five great superhero kids and nine mini-superhero grandkids, so far.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family drinking wine and dancing.

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#NewRelease #Paranormal – Blood King, The Heart Nebula Series Book #3 by Ava Cuvay

Dracula was an upstart nobody from an alien race of bloodsuckers… Kaz just met the planet’s King.

Kazandra Lyon’s failed life sucks. But her vacation to a popular destination-planet sucks on a whole new level when she’s abducted and whisked off to a dark castle mired in twilight. She struggles against the attacks of a bloodthirsty monster and her growing attraction to the sexy and mysterious vampire king. Amid murdered palace staff, political power struggles, and the king’s blood-searing seduction, has Kaz bitten off too much? Will she return to the unhappy safety of her failed life or stick her neck out and embrace a future with the lusty king who thirsts for her?

Away from his homeworld for far too long, King Rune Lahdunae’s political influence has weakened and his vision for his people is now a relic from a bygone era. He struggles to regain his royal standing as monarch, resurrect his race’s proud heritage, and keep his randy fangs off his beautiful guest. Yet Kazandra’s spirit and humor arouses a hunger in him more primal than the need for her life-giving blood. Can he entice her to remain as his honored guest… and possibly his wife? And can he thwart the relentless killer who is drinking his people dry before Kazandra becomes the next victim?

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Ava Cuvay writes out of this world romance featuring sassy heroines, often-alien-but-always-sexy heroes, and an alcoholic beverage or two… Set in a galaxy far, far away. Think “Star Wars” meets “Firefly”, without Jar-Jar Binks, and with a lot more heat.

She resides in central Indiana with a hubby who makes her laugh and kiddos who are growing up way too quickly. She enjoys the world of wine and spirits, amusement park thrill rides, and laughing at her own foibles (yeah, she laughs a lot).

She believes life is too short to surround yourself with negative people, and Han Solo shot first. When not writing, Ava is thinking about writing. Or wine. And she’s always thinking about bacon.