#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Elissa Daye @daenira

Elissa Daye

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Elissa Daye

When and Why did you start to write?

I started writing odds and ends when I was a child. I loved reading so much that I wanted to recreate the magic for myself. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I really attempted to finish a complete novel.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

I love J.K. Rowling. She’s an inspiration to me even though we write completely separate genres. Anne Rice and Christina Dodd are two more of my favorites.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

It’s cathartic. Seriously, who needs therapy when you can work out some of your issues through your characters. Maybe that’s why I get so lost in their stories.

What are you working on now?

Almost Home a contemporary romance with a leading lady dealing with a traumatic past. It will be an emotional rollercoaster for sure.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I do a little of each actually. Sometimes, I just want to fly by the seat of my pants and let the muse take over. Other times, I need to find ways to strengthen my plot. I do more plotting for my fantasy titles than my contemporary romances.

What are your social links?

Facebook

Web page

Twitter

What are your buy links?

Amazon

Angie’s Review of Crushed HERE

Kelly’s Review of Banished HERE

 

#Review – The Draqon’s Hero (Shifters of Kladuu Book 6) by Pearl Foxx

The Draqon's Hero (Shifters of Kladuu Book 6)

 

Embark upon the final journey in the Shifters of Kladuu series with one fierce Draqon female and the mysterious legend of a Draqon male rumored to be so powerful he could save the entire planet from war.

Kinyi has trained her entire life to be the strongest, most lethal rider on Kladuu. She’s ready to soar through the skies on the back of a shifted Draqon, which is a problem considering all the unmated males are intimidated by her and she refuses to be bound to a man who isn’t her equal. When she’s sent to a crumbling Earth to track down the White Horn and bring him home to fight, she thinks it’s a fool’s errand. Until she comes face to face with the legend himself.

Tane spends his life running from the myth of the White Horn. On Earth, he’s known as Tane, the manager of an underground cyborg fight club. But when a beautiful Draqon female from the other side of the universe hunts him down and demands he save Kladuu from a war with the humans, he must confront his true nature to save his people.

When war comes to Kladuu, it will take all of the clans uniting against the militant humans to save their planet. For Tane and Kinyi, is fate leading them to a perfect happily ever after or into the fires of their final battle and ultimate sacrifice?

Shifters of Kladuu Series (A Scifi Alien Romance):
The Vilka’s Secret (A Website Exclusive Short Story)
The Vilka’s Servant
The Vilka’s Mate
The Vilka’s Captive

A Scifi Alien Weredragon Romance continuation …
The Draqon’s Queen
The Draqon’s Brat
The Draqon’s Hero

Note to Readers: This science fiction alien romance series contains lots of action, alpha males, fierce human women, and steamy romance. If you love fast-paced sexy books set in space with alien shapeshifters then this series is for you! Guaranteed happily-ever-afters with no cliffhangers. 

 

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Oh holy hotness! Whew! Ask no questions, tell no lies. Kinyi is one fierce Draqon female who I loved to hate. When I first met her I wanted to throat punch her but as I got to know her in the Draqon’s Hero I found out that she is just misunderstood. She is sent to Earth to find the White Horn. As she is scouring the worst areas she locates him in Cyn City. The problem is that Tane, aka White Horn, has no want or desire to go back to Kladuu. He has his reasons but Kinyi is relentless. Tane runs an underground fight club and Kinyi ends up being in the middle trying to prove herself to Tane. All hell breaks loose and they find out that Gideon is missing. Kinyi just knows that he is on Kladuu and know she must find a way back home. Tane feels an undeniable pull to Kinyi and vows to help her get home but has no plans on going with. Until….. well I can’t give it away but he does go home. Both of these characters are incredibly strong and independent. Both have their secrets and fears. But when these unravel it will blow your mind! The story starts in gritty Cyn City and ends on Kladuu but there is never a dull moment with these two. No matter how much I didn’t like Kinyi at first, she made it up to me with Tane. This is my favorite of the series. It is bittersweet as I don’t want the series to end but it is set up beautifully for the next series in Cyn City! I am hoping we might see some of the Kladuu characters in Cyn City, but only time will tell. Bravo, Pearl! You rocked this!

 

 

 

Pearl Foxx is the author of Science Fiction Romances with hot Alpha Males and surprising twists you will never want to stop reading. Join in the fun at www.PearlFoxx.com.

#NewRelease #Review #ReverseHarem – The More the Merrier by KB Ladnier

This would be Lowen Westmon’s first Christimas since the passing of her father. She decides she’ll make the most of it and spend her holiday with nothing more than sappy Christmas movies and a ton of alcohol to get her through it. However, her plans are derailed when the second half of her duplex cabin, gets rented out for the next two weeks by three sexy men that are in town for an all-male, holiday strip show. At first, she’s thrilled to have such hot man candy right next door. But between their loud music, incessant need to use all the hot water, and constant badgering for her to join in on the fun, Lowen might just lose her mind instead. That is, if she doesn’t lose her heart to them first. Naughty Santas, blizzards, and one too many spiked egg nogs, are just a few of the things in store for Lowen on this holiday. But the question still stands; What will happen after Christmas is over? ***Recommended for ages 18+ for strong sexual situations and language***

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One of the things I love about this author is her dark humor…her sarcasm is right up there with mine so I get her totally.  Another thing I love about her books are the way she writes the perfect men to complement our heroine.  Her heroines are always smart, sassy,  and a whole lot badassy!!

This book starts with Low missing her father.  She is going to drown her sorrows with Jack Daniels and Christmas movies when 3 hotties move in next door.  Ez is the sweet boy next door.  Tobi is the hot dominant and Jasper is the flirty one of the group.

The guys are all fawning over our girl and she is doing everything in her power to ignore them even if her libido is not on board with it.  The guys push Low and soon she is a part of their holiday charity show.  This forces her to spend more and more time with the guys and start to grow more and more feelings for them.

We see Low pushing her feelings for the guys away because of her abandonment fears but when she must face everything she has her trusty best friend Sara there to smack her into facing what is really happening.  Everyone needs a best friend like Sara!

I loved loved loved the story.  The guys all have a special place in my heart just like Low’s.

K.B. Ladnier is from a small city in Southern Mississippi. She has one daughter and three cats who she claims are stealing her soul in only tiny doses so she won’t notice. She is a cyborg and spends most of her time hiding from her tiny human so she doesn’t have to share her snacks as she reads her favorite books. She hates the beach yet lives only ten minutes away from it and daydreams of mountains and snow. She is married to a hot nerd and loves him dearly even though he hordes cookies and occasionally hides her prosthetic leg from her when she’s mad, so he can get a quick escape. She plans to write as long as people continue loving what she does, otherwise she’s going to say screw it and do her second dream of owning a coffee shop. Though, she may still do both.

 

#Review – Lycan Her Mate (Paranormal Dating Agency Kindle World) by Bella Roccaforte

Lycan Her Mate (Paranormal Dating Agency Kindle Worlds Novella; A Wolf's Hunger Book 14)

 

Emma has always been shy and only attracts the worst type of men. With her best friend, Jenn, finding love and moving to another state, Emma feels very lonely. Maybe she needs professional help, and Gerri Wilder’s Paranormal Dating Agency is just what the dr. orders for a broken heart. Gerri has helped Jenn find her future husband after all, why can’t she work her magic for Emma as well?

Zane is a half-breed wolf with a bad reputation. His father was the Alpha of Duskmoon pack until he was challenged and killed by the sheriff, Ryland Breakwater. Believing the pack would never accept a half-breed like Zane as Alpha, he’s never challenged Ryland. As an outcast in his own pack he’s never searched for love. He just tries to stay out of trouble, even though trouble always finds him.

But the Hunger strikes and all bets are off. Zane has his sights set on Ryland and restoring the good name of his pack.

With a good woman by his side, will Zane be able to win the favor of the pack and strike Ryland down? Or will he allow the Hunger to consume him, dragging him down deeper into darkness?

 

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“Fate is far more powerful than an angry wolf.” Soooooo, where do I start? Zane and Emma are opposites but are exactly alike in that they always attract trouble, lol! Emma meets Zane kind of by mistake when Zane makes sure she is safe after a small altercation at the bar. But Zane is a perfect gentleman and makes sure she gets in her car and leaves. This is where things start to get fun. Neither of them can stop thinking about themselves. Zane has no idea what’s going on. Emma’s friend leaves her the Paranormal Dating Agency card (that just doesn’t disappear) so Emma gives in to give it a try. These two crash together and stir it up! We get just the right amount of Alpha male, Bada** female, action and sexy time (wags eyebrows)! This is an easy quick read and just the right thing to get your blood pumping!

 

 

 

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To her, one of the most exciting parts of writing is getting a chance to interact with readers. It is truly her hope that readers will reach out and tell her what they like and even don’t like about her stories. She’s looking forward to a relationship with the readers to better write stories they will love.

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#newrelease – Our Alternate Ending by Katie Fox

Our Alternate Ending

She was the hot mess who stumbled through his door.
He was the one who gave her a chance.

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When Elle Callihan finds herself on the twenty-sixth floor of the country’s top publishing firm after putting her dreams on hold for five years, she’s not about to allow the opportunity to slip through her fingers.

There’s just one problem.

Her new, humorless, this-needs-to-be-done-right-now, jerk of a boss makes her working life a living hell.

With the minutes on his own clock ticking, CEO and certified workaholic, Owen Caldwell, has no time for anything. Not relationships. Not life. And certainly not the connection that simmers between himself and his new assistant.

As the pair work together, their undeniable attraction draws them closer, bringing a realization that sometimes life and the people in it are worth slowing down for. But when Elle is presented with a plot twist she never saw coming, she quickly learns that crafting her own story may be much harder than she initially thought.

Faced with a difficult decision, she has two choices: write the truth or deliver an alternate ending she knows they both deserve.

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Katie Fox was born in Florida and raised in Pennsylvania, where she still currently resides with her husband and son. A hopeless romantic, she is a sucker for a good love story. When you don’t find her nose buried in one, she’s usually found in her writing cave, giving life to the voices in her head. Since a very young age, writing has been her passion. Katie has a crazy obsession with social media and loves interacting with her fans.

 

#WOTR18 #authorspotlight – Attending Author AJ Renee @ajreneeauthor

A.J. Renee

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m AJ Renee and I’m a romance author who loves happily ever afters. I’m a military wife and mother of three little girls who I adore and drive me nuts. I fell in love with reading after I was given The Secret by Julie Garwood. School always forced reading and while there were a few I enjoyed, it made me resent reading. Now I look forward to falling in love with a good book.

When and Why did you start to write?

I started writing almost four years ago. My best friend passed suddenly and the fact that she never got her own happily ever after nagged at me. An idea popped into my head and wouldn’t go away until I sat down and started working it out into the first draft of Widower’s Aura. I never planned on publishing it. It was for me and it was a form of grief therapy, but things kind of snow balled after that.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Julie Garwood, Nora Roberts, Kathleen Brooks, HJ Bellus, Carina Adams, and too many others to count. If I loved it, my friends heard about it.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

That you can’t force it. The characters write themselves.

What are you working on now?

My first paranormal romance.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I’m a mix. If I plot too much than I find myself unable to write. I know where I want to go but there are many times that my characters surprise me with a twist. I think this makes it more fun and even addicting for me. I want to know what is going to happen.

What are your social links?

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What are your buy links?

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BEAUTY UNMASKED
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WINTER’S SURPRISE
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FRACTURED FAIRTYTALES
https://www.amazon.com/Fractured-Fairytales-R-L-Weeks-ebook/dp/B072MW783B

A DEADLY WORLD ANTHOLOGY
https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-World-Vampires-Paris-ebook/dp/B0775XN2NQ

#review #Excerpt – Deeper Water, Once and Forever Book 3 by Lauren Stewart @ReadLaurenS

Title:             Deeper Water

Subtitle:       Carson and Laney’s After Happily-Ever-After

Series:          Once and Forever #3

Author:        Lauren Stewart

Genre:          New Adult/Romantic Comedy

Release        Date: Feb 11, 2018

Word Count: 57,000

Two people can only tread water for so long

 A steamy new romantic comedy with the characters you fell in love with in Darker Water and Virtually Impossible.

My name is Carson Bennett.

The first time I slept with Laney Temple was two years ago.

At the time, I thought I deserved a medal for all the effort I put into making it happen. I ended up with so much more than I’ve ever deserved.

Now, with everyone and my brother getting hitched, I think I’m finally ready for the next big step. To make what Lane and I have better and stronger. Deeper. I’m just not sure if she’s ready.

Unfortunately, life isn’t all bacon and glitter just because we say three little words to each other.

When we’re horizontal, our communication couldn’t be better. And the other forty-nine percent of the day—when my pants are zipped, her bra is hooked, and nobody’s hands are anywhere fun—it’s still easy and full of laughs.

It’s just that last one percent we haven’t quite figured out yet.

Time’s ticking. And if we don’t repair the cracks soon, water is going to rush in and break this whole damn thing apart.

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Carson and Laney are back! Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Get a look at their after happily-ever-after and be there for Hayden and Andi’s island wedding.

*Deeper Water is not a true standalone contemporary romance novel like the others in this series. You will enjoy it much more if you read Darker Water first. I suggest starting there.

Darker Water, book one in this series, will be on sale for only 0.99

from Thursday, Feb 8 until Thursday, Feb 15th

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iBooks Exclusive Pre-order: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/deeper-water/id1334953702

Amazon, Nook, Kobo & Paperback pre-order links available Februrary 8th

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Lauren Stewart’s other work

Darker Water (Once and Forever #1)

Virtually Impossible (Once and Forever #2)

Hyde, an Urban Fantasy (Hyde, Book I)

Jekyll (Hyde, Book II)

Strange Case (Hyde, Book III)

No Experience Required (a Summer Rains novel #1)

Second Bite

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

Oh Carsen!!  Oh Laney!! The 2 of you are so perfect for each other but your letting other people’s expectations of you and life get in the way.

SO Carsen and Laney are happy.  They are in love BUT the are in a limbo state.  Yes, they love each other.  Yes they live together BUT they have stalled.  Everyone else is getting engaged and married so why aren’t they?

Carsen knows he wants to marry Lane which is a crazy thought for him because he knows she can do so much better then him.  He wants to make the engagement the PERFECT engagement because women dream about that right??  The right proposal.  The perfect ring.  The perfect way to start their future.  But now, because Laney doesn’t push Carsen he worries that Lane isn’t looking to him as her future.

Laney is happy with Carsen but she knows marriage isn’t a top priority for him.  But she is feeling distance between the couple and she has no clue what it is.  When Carsen comes right out and asks “Am I the ONE for you?”  Laney and Carsen start to evaluate their relationship.  They know they love each other but why have their stalled?  What is the issue?

I enjoyed seeing our couple again. I enjoyed their inappropriate jokes and inappropriate behavior.  I enjoyed reliving their relationship again because the love they have is so amazing but sometimes you have to STOP and see what is going on in rode to move forward.

Personal note: Jellyfish stings are no flipping joke and I totally felt Laney’s pain plus laughed my arse off in the scene at the beach!!!

Lauren Stewart grew up reading Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, James Clavell, Piers Anthony, and Agatha Christie, which explains why she can’t seem to stick to one genre at a time. She loves emoticons and hates when people speak in the third person, so…

I got to the more romantic stuff pretty late, but paranormal romance was what changed me from an obsessed reader into an obsessed reader AND writer. I think my writing style comes from a mash-up of all my early favorites and my new ones, women like JR Ward, Karen Marie Moning, Nalini Singh, Charlaine Harris, and Janet Evanovich. Wow, how much would you pay to be invited to that dinner party?

I want to make people think, cry, and giggle, not necessarily all at the same time (although it’s great when it happens). In every one of my books, you’ll find elements of other genres – fantasy, mystery, romance, paranormal, suspense, YA, women’s literature, all with a touch of humor.

Because what doesn’t kill us should make us laugh.

What Inspired Me to Write This Book?

This whole series began on a dare—that I wouldn’t be able to write a standalone novel that ended in a happy ending (until then, I’d always written series where one couple takes a few novels to reach their happy ending).

What can I say? Definitely not that I can pass up a challenge because I can’t. And so, I wrote Darker Water.

Darker Water was a twist on The Frog Prince, with the heroine believing she has the metaphorical power to turn good men—princes—into assholes—frogs. Because all the men she’d fallen for had seemed perfect right up until she found out they were total pricks. So what does she need to make her believe in love again? A frog, of course. An asshole who, because of her love, finally shows us that he’s been an amazing man all along.

The fairytale at the beginning of that book (and for the next five books) came to me as soon as I started typing. It just flowed and set up the entire framework for the story. The second part of Laney and Carson’s fairytale, at the end, encapsulates what they’ve learned and where they’re headed.

When I was challenged by readers (remember how I said I can’t say no to a challenge?) to give them more of Carson, I did.

Deeper Water is a continuation of Carson and Laney’s love story, what I call their after happily-ever-after, as well as that of Hayden and Andi, the main characters from Virtually Impossible (Book #2). I’ve always been a firm believer that stories don’t end on the last page of a book, just like our love stories don’t end when we say “I do.” At least I hope they don’t because that would be awful.

So in this book, Carson and Laney run into some hurdles and have to repair a few cracks that occur in all relationships, regardless of how wonderful they are.

Who Will We Meet in This One?

First let me say that it turned out to be a great way to explore relationships at every stage. For instance, Laney’s parents who’ve been married for almost thirty years are in this book. Hillary and Eric, Laney’s ex-roommate and her boyfriend have been together for more than a few years. Emilia, Andi’s married bestie/boss and her husband have been married for a few. And Carson’s mother, Renee? Well, she’s had experience with a lot of different phases with a lot of different husbands. Ha.

As for other people we’ll meet or meet again? Carson’s evil stepsister, Anna. Hayden’s ex-wife who I absolutely adore, Clare. And we also get to know Andi’s screwed-up friend Sara whose story will be in Immaterial Defense, the next book in this series.

So it’s a pretty full cast for my shorter-than-normal book. I guess I just can’t say goodbye to any of my characters. Don’t be surprised if one of my paranormal characters appears in this series.

It might be a challenge, but then, you know how I feel about challenges.

 

Lane pulled me deeper until the water was about waist-high. She slipped her hands around my neck and jumped into my arms. I gratefully caught her under her ass, and she wrapped her legs around me.

“Am I too heavy?”

“Not at all. But if a shark comes along, you know I’m going to drop you and run for it, right?”

“Of course,” she said, smiling. “No problem—I can handle a shark.”

“What if it’s a big shark?”

“Depends who’s measuring.” Laughing, she ground her hips on mine, and my big shark woke right up. “Men always seem to think things are larger than they actually are.”

“You’ve never complained before.”

“I complain all the time, just not about that.”

“I’ve never heard you complain. You must be doing it wrong. Try whining more next time so I know.”

“Like this?” she asked in a high, nasal voice, her nose and upper lip rising and making her look as close to unattractive as possible.

“That’d do it.” I tried kissing her, but with her mouth contorted like that, I got more teeth than lip. Pina Colada-flavored.

She pulled away. “What were you talking to your brother about at the bar earlier?”

“Do you always think about my brother while we’re kissing?”

“Jealous?” she asked. The brat. “Or do you just not want to answer the question?”

“Always, and no. I’d rather make out than talk about Hayden.”

“Then answer quick so we can get back to it.”

I sighed. “Fine.” I spoke faster than an auctioneer on speed. “He planned a surprise wedding gift for Andi back home. I’m helping him with it.” Done speaking, I leaned in for my prize.

“Really?” Pulling away, she did that girlie inhalation that lifted her breasts up beautifully, as well as her brow and the corners of her mouth. Like she was the world’s most perfect marionette or something. “How romantic! What is it?”

I shook my head. “If I tell you, it won’t be a surprise.” I would’ve zipped my lips if my hands weren’t happy where they were—cupping her ass so nicely. Good thing the water was deep enough to cover us or the thirteen-year-old kid staring at us from shore would’ve gotten quite a show.

“The surprise is for Andi, not me. So spill.”

As much as I liked to tease her, she’d find out eventually. “Promise you won’t say anything.”

“I promise.”

“Promise me that if you break said promise, you will let me do every deviant thing I can imagine to you while saying, ‘Please, sir, may I have some more?’ Complete with the English accent.”

She stared at me for a minute, stunned or maybe trying to figure out what deviant thing I could be referring to that we hadn’t already tried.

“Promise,” she said finally, in an English accent.

“That’s my girl.” I kind of hoped she told someone.

 

Short Book Quotes

Fairytale Beginning:

Once upon a time, there was a frog who, with great care, held the heart of the most beautiful woman in his entire world.

 

Fairytale Ending:

For this couple, as with all others who are destined to be, “happily ever after” means they will never give up… on themselves or on each other.

 

Laney:

It was as if we were both experiencing the same thing, feeling the same emotional component.

Oh, who am I kidding? He probably wasn’t thinking anything at the moment. Or, best case it was something like, “Ahhh…oooh…goooood.”

 

Carson:

I need to know—yes or no.” He swallowed. “Do you believe we have a future together?”

“Yes,” I said without thinking. “I can’t imagine my life without you. But we still have a lot of stuff to work on before—”

“Sorry,” he said, his smile stopping my heart for a second. “I quit listening after you said yes. We’ll deal with the rest of it later.”

 

“Well,” she said, still waving to her parents, who’d just gotten caught by the crowd. “My father might still be under the impression I’m a virgin, and the man I’m with respects my decision.”

I swallowed my laugh. She wasn’t kidding. “Oh, I respect your decisions, babe. Completely. For instance, I respected your decision to ride me like a cowgirl the other night. And I had all kinds of respect for you when you dragged me into that restaurant bathroom a couple weeks ago because you needed to fuck right then and there. And that thing you did with your tongue the other—”

 

“Get dressed.” She pulled away from me and tossed me a t-shirt. “I promised them we’d be there.”

“And I promised myself we’d use all these condoms before going home. I allocated a certain number for each day, and we can’t fall behind.” I shrugged. “One of us is going to have to break their promise, Lane. Guess what my priority is.”

 

As much as I liked to tease her, she’d find out eventually. “Promise you won’t say anything.”

“I promise.”

“Promise me that if you break said promise, you will let me do every deviant thing I can imagine to you while saying, ‘Please, sir, may I have some more?’ Complete with the English accent.”

She stared at me for a minute, stunned or maybe trying to figure out what deviant thing I could be referring to that we hadn’t already tried.

“Promise,” she said finally, in an English accent.

“That’s my girl.” I kind of hoped she told someone.

 

 

 

 

#NewRelease #historical #Review – Valor (Sons of Scotland #2) by Victoria Vane

Valor (Sons of Scotland, #2)

Anything worth having comes at a great price….

A king’s grandson robbed of his rightful inheritance….

Domnall Fitz William, the descendant of two kings, has spent his life desperately seeking the approval of the man who disowned him, and preparing for the day he will reclaim both the lands that were stolen from him… and the girl he loves.

A knight’s daughter who longs for justice….

As a young child, Davina of Crailing lost everything she loved–her family murdered and her home burned. As an orphan and heiress, Davina is taken in as a ward of the king, but his motives are far from benevolent.

But her salvation will require his sacrifice….

In desperate need of a champion and protector, Davina turns to Domnall, but saving her will come at a great cost. When forced to choose, will Domnall leave Davina on her own to avenge the past, or will he surrender his own ambitions to find the missing piece of his heart?

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

This is the 2nd story of the series.  I loved the first book so when Victoria asked if I wanted an ARC of this book, I jumped!!!

This is the story of Domnall and Davina…the story goes from when they were 10-year olds through adulthood.

Domnall was the son of 2 kings and the rightful heir to the throne.  His grandfather, The current King, annulled his parent’s marriage which leaves him untitled annnnnnd viewed as a BASTARD!!  Gasp!  He has made it his life long goal to avenge his rightful lands.  Along the way to his father, he finds a slaughtered family who’s only remaining member is a young girl.

Davina is  the daughter of a knight.  Her entire family was murdered, and she was saved by Domnall.  She finds herself living as a ward of the King but because she does have lands, the king can decide who she is to marry when she is old enough.

Domnall and Davina have some lessons to learn about trust, the court and family.  Their love story is so very enthralling.  There is mystery and deceit along the way for the couple

Victoria Vane is a bestselling award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her books have received many accolades to include the 2016 Red Carpet Award for Jewel of the East, 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations as well as Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. Victoria also writes romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee. Look for her new Highland saga coming summer of 2017.

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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
2016 Red Carpet Finalist for ROUGH RIDER
2016 Red Carpet Finalist for JEWEL OF THE EAST
2015 Red Carpet Finals for SLOW HAND
2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Tempatations 
2014 Rone Nomination for The Sheik Retoldalso LASR Best Book 2013 Nominee
THE DEVIL DEVERE SERIES
Library Journal Best E-Book Romance 2012, LR Cafe Best Series Nominee 2012

A Wild Night’s Bride 
• Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
•IRC Reader’s Choice historical romance nominee
Ind’Tale Magazine Rone nominee
The Virgin Huntress 
• Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
Ind’Tale Magazine Rone nominee
The Devil You Know 
• Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
• The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance Nominee
• LR Café Best Historical Romance nominee 2012
Ind’Tale Magazine Rone nominee
The Devil’s Match 
• Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
• The Romance Reviews Top Pick
• LASR Reviews Book of the Month December 2012
• Swept Away by Romance Best Historical Romance of 2012
• LR Café Best Author Nominee 2012
• Swept Away by Romance Favorite Author 2012
Ind’Tale Magazine Rone nominee
A Devil’s Touch 
Swept Away by Romance Best Novella 2013 nominee
A Breach of Promise , December 2011 Ellora’s Cave
• Night Owl Reviews “Top Pick”
• Reading Romances 5 flames and “Pen Award”
• TBR Pile 5stars/Book of the month winner September 2012
• LASR Erotic Reviews 5 STAR/Book of the Month Nominee
• The Romance Studio 5 Sweetheart Nominee
• TRS CAPA Nominee 2012

 

 

#Review – Blood Courtesans Boxed Set: Awakenings

Blood Courtesans Boxed Set by Michelle Fox

 

Darkly decadent and sinfully sensual. Enter a world where vampires are real and meet the women who become their blood courtesans. Come let the fangs slip into your throat and awaken you to a whole new life. A boxed set of ALL NEW stories in this popular series.

 

***This review is for Refrain by Susan Griscom***

 

 

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***This review is for Refrain by Susan Griscom***

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!

 

 

 

Michelle Fox (Goodreads Author)

Julia Lake Mills

Kristen Strassel(Goodreads Author)

Gwen Knight (Goodreads Author)

Susan Griscom(Goodreads Author)

Rosalie Redd (Goodreads Author)

Tami Lund (Goodreads Author)

T.L. Reeve (Goodreads Author)

Ever Coming

Skye Jones (Goodreads Author)

Rebecca Rivard (Goodreads Author)

#WOTR – #Review – Halfway Drowned (Halfway Witchy #4) by Terry Maggert

 

Halfway Drowned (Halfway Witchy, #4)

 

Something is wrong with Carlie.

A magical storm. An ancient shipwreck. A hidden evil.
All three are tied together as Carlie must defend Wulfric against his past, which emerges after a raging storm tears across Halfway Lake.
When government agents descend on Halfway to investigate the mysterious shipwreck, Carlie discovers that all is not as it seems.

A thousand years old, the Viking ship holds bones. And secrets.
Not everyone went down with the ship. There were survivors, but they might be less than human. They cross paths with Carlie in a showdown that will bring her own secrets to light, for saving Wulfric came with a cost. Now, it’s time for her to pay.

Dive in with Carlie as she fights to save the one person she can’t lose.
Herself.

 

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“The time for pure magic was past. It was time to bring out my b***hcraft.” Yep, this is Carlie! She is our resident witch of Halfway that has an incredible talent for waffles and has an amazing love for Vikings (hey Wulfric!).

If you have followed this series you know that Carlie is our resident witch of Halfway and she does not take kindly to “visitors” (the things that go bump in the night) wreaking havoc on her beloved town. Out of the blue a Viking ship surfaces in the lake and this brings all the visitors to gawk and the government to come investigate. Things aren’t always what they seem and Carlie is a pro at this stuff. However, this ship hits home for Wulfric and brings up his very distant past. While they are both trying to work through the craziness that this ship has brought on they are both battling other demons. Wulfric is dealing with his past and Carlie has to deal with her future. Carlie is a very strong and resilient character but is very down to earth. And her love for her town and family is ginormous! Include the craziness that they are dealing with and her snarky remarks and this story will have you laughing out loud and the next minute having you deep in thought trying to figure out the next move. This is one of those stories that will suck you in from the beginning and keep a strong witchy hold on you until the very end.

At the risk of giving any spoilers I am going to give you a couple of my favorite lines:

My words were lost in a rumble of thunder that shook the air in my chest. Raindrops the size of baked potatoes slapped against my skin in a constant, frigid pounding, driven by the vicious wind. The howling rain felt like a car wash run by sadistic gods, determined to scour off my skin.

I am many things, but my humanity and witchcraft would coil around each other like warring serpents until dawn, when I would ask and answer a power far greater than my own soul. The answer I was granted would determine nothing less important than the rest of my life, but the need to ask the question was overpowering. I could not go on without knowing, and for Wulfric’s sake – and my own – I would not be denied.

In other words, you must read this! P.S. Be sure to check all the covers out. They are some of my favorite!

 

 

 

Terry Maggert

Left-handed. Father of an apparent nudist. Husband to a half-Norwegian. Herder of cats and dogs. Lover of pie. I write books. I’ve had an unhealthy fascination with dragons since the age of– well, for a while. Native Floridian. Current Tennessean. Location subject to change based on insurrection, upheaval, or availability of coffee. Ten books and counting, with no end in sight. You’ve been warned.