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Immortal-Revenge__300x400_commingImmortal Revenge By Mary Abshire

Genre: Urban fantasy

Pages: 288

Isbn: 9781616504939

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About the book:

Grief stricken Katie Dillinger is on a mission to claim revenge for the death of her lover. In a race against time to find the murderer, Katie reaches out to Riker, a man listed as her boyfriend’s emergency contact. The cold-hearted man comes to Katie’s aid, but she doesn’t completely trust him. To keep her friends safe, she insists they leave town immediately. But her efforts come too late. A friend disappears and a clear message is left in the wake: surrender or more people will die.

 Katie’s world is turned upside down when she discovers Riker has vowed to protect her. She’s involved in a prophecy, one which her lover had been preparing her for before his murder. All the combat training he gave her suddenly makes sense, and as Katie fights to keep her friends alive, she’s forced to prioritize. Revenge now, saving mankind next.

 

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Excerpt

Ravenous flames devoured the headless body pinned to the makeshift cross in the front yard. Katie stared, frozen in shock as she sat in her car. Chills shot down her spine. Her gut instinct told her the body burning was her boyfriend, her lover for the last nine years.

Smoke drifted into the car from the vents. One breath triggered bile to rise in her throat. She shoved the door open and bent. Her dinner came out in a mad gush, flying onto the driveway. Tears streamed down her cheeks while her stomach muscles tightened. More of the disgusting fluid rocketed up to her mouth. Pain and heartache overwhelmed her mind, body and soul. He was gone. Forever. He’d said the word countless times over the years. The meaning of the word never hit home, until now.

Sirens screamed through the night, moving closer by the second. The irritating sound intensified the deep throb in her head. She vomited again, unable to control the spasms. Through the thick smoke, she smelled gasoline. Oh God, they’d poured it on him to make sure he couldn’t survive. As if decapitation wasn’t enough.

Bright lights flashed in the darkness as they headed toward her. She’d stopped in the middle of the long driveway, not far from the burning cross holding her lover. Two police cruisers rushed from the road and came to a stop behind her car. Large fire engines blaring their horns passed them and her vehicle. They drove by so fast her vehicle swayed slightly.

“Katie?” Officer Hildebrand asked. She recognized his voice from having served him drinks at the bar every Friday night when he was off duty. “Katie, are you all right?”

She wiped her mouth with the back of her hand as she watched him jog toward her. He passed her and stopped a few feet in front of her car.

“Holy mother of…” He directed his gaze to the burning cross. “Is that a body?”

Another violent spasm hit her stomach. Teeth clenched and lips tight together, she held the urge to barf again, but she couldn’t stop the flood of tears pouring from her eyes.

“Ben, would you stop looking at it and help her out,” Officer Charles Donahue said, walking toward them. His deep smoker’s voice identified him anywhere.

“Katie!” Officer Hildebrand blurted out as if he’d forgotten about her. He rushed toward her and stopped short where her dinner lay on the ground. “Are you all right? Did someone hurt you?”

Unable to speak, she shook her head. Grief stabbed her in the heart. Why? How? Who? Something such as this shouldn’t have happened.

Officer Donahue stopped a few feet to the side of her door and took off his hat. His white hair gleamed thanks to the bright flames. He stared at the sight on the front yard. “My God.”

Officer Ben reached across the circle of puke and placed his hand on her shoulder. “Are you injured? Do you need medical attention?”

She shook her head again as more tears ran from her eyes. Gone. Kyle was gone. How could this happen? The question repeated in her mind.

“Ben, why don’t you drive her back to the station?” Officer Charles said. “I’ll take her car and meet you back there in a few minutes.” He placed his hat back on his head and straightened it.

“Katie, would you like to come with me?” Ben asked softly, as if he were a parent speaking to a young child.

Katie straightened her tense body. From the gap between the car door and the front windshield, she stared at Kyle’s farmhouse. Large flames leaped toward the sky and consumed the structure. Firemen carrying long hoses ran toward her home, but kept a distance. Clearly they couldn’t save it. God, so many memories. So much passionate love shared. So much laughter and happiness occurred within the walls.

“Come on,” Ben said, wrapping his fingers around her arm.

She grabbed her purse sitting in the passenger seat. Leaving the keys in the ignition and the car running, she slowly rose and avoided the disgusting mess on the ground.

Ben kept his hand on her arm while he escorted her toward his vehicle. She walked with her head up and as much poise as she could gather, but her heart ached fiercely. More tears escaped her eyes. Everything she owned and ever cared about was gone. She had nowhere to go.

Ben helped her into the passenger side of the police cruiser, opening the door and closing it once she was situated inside. Katie’s lip quivered as she stared ahead at the bright flames devouring the home she’d known for the last eight years and the one man on earth she’d loved. He was invincible, a fighter to the end. He was strong, smart, experienced, a teacher and lover at heart. He was also immortal.

About the Author

Mary lives in Indiana and is a lifetime lover of the paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy. When she’s not slaving away at her government job, she is a Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Author. She creates fantastical worlds with vampires, demons, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. Dive into her books and find action, a dash of mystery, and seductive men with passionate hearts.

 

Buy Links

Other:  http://lyricalpress.com/immortal-revenge/

 

Contact Links

Website: http://www.mary-abshire.com

Facebook:
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Twitter:  http://twitter.com/maryabshire

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/maryabshire

 

 

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Operation Saving Daniel

Nina Croft

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Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Vampire

Release Date: 11/25/13

Tagline: How far would you go to save your best friend’s brother?

 

Book Description:

At eighteen, Melissa seduced her best friend Julia’s brother only to run away shortly after. While Daniel was her fairytale prince, Lissa didn’t believe in happy ever afters.

Ten years and a near death experience later, Lissa is ready for a husband and family. But a cry for help from Julia puts that dream on hold. Daniel is acting weird and he’s about to marry his long term girlfriend—AKA The Evil One. Someone needs to save him.

Daniel has never stopped loving Lissa. Ten years ago when he gave her a little freedom, he always intended that one day they would be together. Right up until the moment he was bitten by a werewolf. Now, Daniel has to hide what he is. He won’t risk anyone else, especially the woman he loves.

 

But Lissa is back. Their attraction is stronger than ever and Lissa is nothing if not tenacious.

 

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About the Author:

 

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia, which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of nine-to-five work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.

 

Nina’s writing mixes romance with elements of paranormal and science fiction.

 

Website: http://www.ninacroft.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Nina_Croft

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000273215409

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3378320.Nina_Croft

Newsletter: http://goo.gl/zA1klQ

 

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6coversWsignatureWe are helping Victoria Danann kick off the countdown to and exciting new release coming in December! Today we have Judy Fox and Sarah Blausey with us and they are sharing Confessions of an Author’s Assistant.  I wonder if Victoria knows they are confessing here? I hope you enjoy their confessions and be sure  to comment to be entered in the giveaway for an archival print of the Black Swan covers signed by the author/artist!

Black Swan Collected Tales (Volume 1, Books 1-6)

The Order of the Black Swan is a serial saga including My Familiar Stranger, The Witch’s Dream, A Summoner’s Tale, Moonlight, Gathering Storm, and NEVER BEFORE RELEASED Book 6, A Tale of Two Kingdoms.

Once upon a time a girl lost everything familiar. She escaped death by being forced into an experiment that left her in another world where modern day knights, elves, vampires, werewolves, witches, demons and fae became her allies, friends and family. She discovered a place where adventure intersects fairytales, where honor is more than an ideal, and she learned that love can find you in the strangest places, when you’re least expecting it, even when you’re far, far from home. This is the story of Elora Laiken’s strange and wonderful journey. It is also the story of those whose lives she touches along the way.

If you love romance, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, contemporary, this series is right for you. 17+

ISBN: 978-1-933320-94-6, 523,000 words

The entire box set, which will retail after December 15th for $18.99, will be available during release week for $0.99 and can be preordered at that price from either Smashwords or Kobo.  Buy links to Amazon, B&N, and Apple (iBooks, iTunes) will be available release week. Subscribe to the mail list for a reminder.

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Victoria Danann

WEBSITE: http://www.VictoriaDanann.com

BLOG: http://VictoriaDanann.me

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/vdanann  

TWITTER: @vdanann

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Best-selling ROMANCE with Paranormal, Sci-fi, and Fantasy Flair.

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If you’re looking for something new and different in PNR, you’ve come to the right place.

I write unapologetic romances with uniquely fresh perspectives on paranormal creatures, characters, and themes. Add a dash of scifi and a flourish of fantasy to enough humor to make you laugh out loud and enough steam to make you squirm in your chair. My heroines are independent femmes with flaws and minds of their own whether they are aliens, witches, demonologists, psychics, or past life therapists. My heroes are hot and hunky, but they also have brains, character, and good manners – usually – whether they be elves, demons, berserkers, werewolves, or vampires.

I have authored and illustrated Seasons of the Witch calendars and planners for fifteen years and teach magickal arts for Seasons in Avalon. I live in The Woodlands, Texas which is why I sometimes joke about being the witch in the woods.

 

TIME FOR CONFESSION!!!

Being an author’s assistant is a job like no other: Exciting, fulfilling, and, at times, crazy! We work for an Indie author, Victoria Danann, which adds another level of challenge to the mix. Without a big publisher behind us, we work on her behalf to get the word out about her amazing books.

Here’s our first confession: Neither of us has worked as an author’s assistant before! We were both fans first, as well as being members of her street team. She mentioned one day that she was looking for a new assistant, and both of us replied. Being a smart woman, Victoria realized how amazing we both are. So, instead of choosing one, she hired us both! Now the three of us are blazing our own trail in the wild world of Indie publishing.

Our most important functions are managing Victoria’s social media and the street team, which is a group of some of the most devoted Victoria fans around. The street team is one of our most important keys to getting the word out about the Black Swan serial saga. We also work with Bloggers and Facebookers to feature or promote Victoria’s books, keep track of her calendar, and organize events such as giveaways. There are a lot of moving parts that require a tremendous amount of organization and detail supervision. Through a semi-complicated structure of file sharing and online chat, the three of us are able to work as a team so that each of us always knows what the other is doing.

Once people find out about and read Victoria’s first book, My Familiar Stranger, which is free everywhere, they usually join the rest of us in being fans of her work. We really love that her books are a mix of paranormal romance and fantasy, genres that we both really enjoy reading. It’s so fun working for someone you admire – Any task that helps her out is something we’re glad to do.

We’re commonly asked the following questions:

How’d you get the job?

Sarah:   I had been on her Street Team for about a month when the opportunity came up that she needed an assistant. I sent her an email about all the things I had done in the past, reasons why I would be a great assistant. I was SO nervous waiting for the response! But, as you can see, I am here!

Judy:  One day, on the street team page, Victoria mentioned that she needed an assistant. I contacted her to offer to help her out in the meantime, but it turns out I was in the right place at the right time, and started working for her! The learning curve has been pretty steep – there is so much about the author world that is so very different from the experience of a reader. I love this job! I get to utilize every skill I’ve learned over the years and apply them in unique and creative ways.

Sarah: You’re right, it is crazy different as far as how it measures up to any other job I have, but I would never trade it!

Judy:  I’m constantly amazed that I get to do what I do. I learn so much every day. I didn’t realize how bored I was before. Seriously.

How did you know that the street team idea would even work?

Judy: The idea of a street team isn’t really new. It started in the music industry with a literal street team handing out fliers about a new music group. The concept has evolved now into street teams for all kinds of things. Feedback I get from members of Victoria’s street team is that this is one of the most active groups for an author. Our team has regular blogs that they work with to help spread the word. Having a hangout on Facebook with a private page for our group has been really great for building our team identity.

Sarah:  Victoria had the Street Team before I became her assistant. I think it’s a great idea for many different reasons. Her biggest fans get time to chat with her whenever they like, they know her better than her other readers do. They also get the opportunity to get her new books about 2 weeks before everyone else. This helps both them and Victoria as she gets feedback before the release date. It is also a great advertising tool as we have wonderful Street Team members that will help get the word out about anything!

What is the most rewarding aspect of being an author’s assistant?

Sarah:  This one is hard to explain. Being Victoria’s assistant is a reward in itself. I get to talk to her daily, manage a fantastic Street Team, and meet some really incredible people. All the while knowing that I am helping a writing genius get the time to do what she does best!

Judy: The most rewarding thing about this job is that I get to help an author I truly admire. It just feels so good knowing that my work in the background enables her to have time to write her amazing books.

Sarah; She’s right; I know Victoria is writing fantastic things and that makes me extremely happy!

Judy: I love it every time Sarah says, “She’s right,” when she’s talking about me! It happens a lot.

How many hours a week/day do you spend on this job?

Sarah:  A lot. But in no way can I complain. Most of the Street Team says they see me online, all the time, no matter what time it is. Well, I LOVE what I do. And a lot of my part of the job includes Facebook, so I’m on there for my stuff and book stuff all the time. Plus keeping track of what 50 people do takes up some time!!

Judy: It’s really impossible to calculate. I know I work the equivalent of office hours daily, and then check in again at night. I try to avoid working on the weekends, but when stuff is happening, I’m on whenever I need to be. This job for me is a blend of fan/ employee – it’s definitely more a labor of love….but it is nice to get paid!

Sarah:  Wait… You get paid??

Judy:  Oops.

So, what’s the dirt? Any scoops you can share?

Judy: Wow! Way to put us on the spot. Part of being an assistant is protecting the person you work for. My boss probably won’t fire me for saying that she put a photo of herself on Facebook once – she was swimming – I noticed no clothing in the picture, and asked her about if – to which she replied, “haha”. Yep. That’s the kind of crazy I’m lucky enough to work with every day. I love her.

Sarah: She’s got a wicked crazy sense of humor….and she and I get one another’s jokes, while Judy is often left scratching her head!

Judy: Hey! I get some of the jokes….sometimes.

Blazing a new trail in the world of Indy book publishing is exciting and fun. There is some seriously hard work involved, but it’s hard to really take note of that when we’re having such a good time! Being coworkers that truly enjoy and admire, not only our boss, but one another, makes every workday fun and entertaining. We both like meeting new people, learning new things, and we’re pretty good at sharing the load. We don’t know how Victoria got along without us!

Today we are celebrating the release of 11 new covers with
New York Times Best Selling Author R.L. Mathewson!

Make sure  you check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post!

 
Paranormal Romance 

Pyte /Sentinel Series

 

 

A bit about the Pyte/Sentinal Series Pytes live in a world where their immortality, strength, speed and

ability to withstand the sun should make them gods on earth. Instead

they are forced to live in fear. Their ability to create a stronger more

 powerful army of vampires has Master Vampires all over the world waging

 wars to find them and Sentinels determined to get them.

Even as they fight for their freedom they know that one day they’ll have to choose a side….

Thousands

 of years ago a war was started on earth between God and Lucifer after

Lucifer left the confines of Hell to steal much needed human souls.

Out

 of anger, God punished Lucifer, sealing him in Hell and away from his

children. God decreed that as long as there was even one human soul left

 on earth, Lucifer could not leave Hell. Knowing that he couldn’t

outright destroy God’s precious children without feeling God’s wrath,

Lucifer did the only thing he was allowed, he released one Vladerc demon

 on earth.

He used God’s rules against him not caring that once

the demon was released he could not release another. It didn’t matter.

He’d chosen well. The Vladerc demon not only fed on humans stealing

their souls, but the demon could also turn humans into hybrid Vladercs

who would steal more human souls until only his demons inhabited the

earth freeing him. Free Will stopped God from interfering on Earth

leaving Lucifer’s demon to spread his disease.

Or so he thought….

Using

 the rules to his advantage God sent five of his elite Angel warriors to

 earth every ten years. To keep them from becoming too powerful or

easily detected by Lucifer’s children he split their souls in half and

merged each half with a human soul. He named them Sentinels for they

protected his greatest treasure, his children. He blessed them with

longevity, strength, speed and the only thing he could think of to thank

 them for their sacrifice as well as keep them loyal to him….

A soul mate.

 

 

Contemporary Romance

A Neighbor From Hell Series

 

 

 

 

 

Coming November 1St

 

A Bit about The Neighbor From Hell Series

Every neighborhood, whether it’s located in the best part of town or

across the tracks has one very important thing in common: they all have

the one neighbor that you wish you could club upside the head, throw in

the back of your trunk, and dump a hundred miles into the woods all

while giggling hysterically and promising yourself that this time would

be different, this time he wouldn’t find his way back.You know who I’m

talking about.

It’s the person that steals your newspaper, lets

his dog walk on your freshly mowed lawn, blasts their music at all hours

 of the night, steals your parking spot, leaves their alarm clock

blasting twenty-four seven and just annoys the living hell out of you.

What if I told you that this person really wasn’t so bad once you got to

 know him and that by the time I’m done spinning you a tale that not

only will you find all of his quirks endearing, but that you’ll fall

head over heels in love with him? What would you say then?

Don’t believe me? Well, I guess there’s only one way to find out. Check out my Neighbor From Hell series and see for yourself

 

 

 Contemporary Romance

 EMS Series 

 

A Bit about The EMS Series

Working in EMS can be one of the most exciting jobs of your life. It

can also be one of the most stressful experiences of your life. Long

hours, being held over at the last second, horrible pay, close calls,

and patience that drive you to drink, but what it really comes down to

is your partner. A good partner can make your day fly by while a bad

partner can make you contemplate manslaughter.

Come along for the ride with R.L. Mathewson’s EMS series and experience it for yourself.

 

 

Contemporary Romance 

Hollywood Hearts Series

 


A bit about the Hollywood Hearts Series 

Being rich and famous is great. Everyone loves you and wants to be

you. Life should be perfect, and it is, except for a few minor issues

like not being able to make a run down to the corner store without being

 the target of paparazzi, fans harass you wherever you go, you can’t go

anywhere without a bodyguard, you can’t figure out who your real friends

 are or if you even have any and the fake smile you plaster on your face

 every morning is starting to hurt.

No matter what you do, how

 much money you have and how many fans scream your name you can’t help

but feel like something is missing. A Hollywood Hearts series just might

 be the answer to all of your problems. If you don’t mind a few genuine

smiles, a few laughs, steamy love scenes and maybe a tear or two then

this series just might be what you’re looking for.

 Newest Release!

Synopsis


There was something seriously wrong with Marty. That was the only

explanation that she could come up with. Why else would she feel this

way for the biggest SOB in town? Granted, he was also the hottest man in

 town, but he was also arrogant, callous, and determined to drive her

away even as he drove her crazy with his touch. She should just walk

away from him and probably would if it wasn’t for this connection that

she’d always had with him that kept making her want more with the one

man that couldn’t give her anything more than heartache.

He

should have left and never looked back when he’d decided to finally do

the right thing and push Marty out of his life, but instead he stuck

around to torture himself by staying close to the one woman that he

could never allow himself to have. She deserved better than him, better

than the tortured existence that he led and better than the horrifying

future that waited for him.

 

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 Giveaway!
Leave a comment to enter in a chance to win an e bundle of the Pyte Sentinel Series!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tessa Dawn will be hosting an all-day Book Release Party on her BLOG, from 8AM – 10 PM (MST) on Halloween. She will be giving away several free prizes, including two free eBooks and one autographed copy of the Trade Paperback. http://blog.tessadawn.com/

 

Title: Blood Redemption, #5 in the Blood Curse Series by Tessa Dawn

Release date: Coming on Halloween ~ October 31, 2013

Short Summary

Some souls are forged in fire.

Some hearts are packed in ice.

Some elements were never meant to be combined…

BLOOD REDEMPTION ~ a journey of elemental darkness and primordial light.

 

Important Links

 Website:  http://www.tessadawn.com/

 Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/tessa.dawn.52

Fan Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blood-Curse-Series-Fan-Page/166752026693861

Link to Twitter:  https://twitter.com/tessadawnbooks

Link to BLOG:  http://blog.tessadawn.com/

Link to Amazon Author’s Page: http://www.amazon.com/Tessa-Dawn/e/B004A9VISU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Link to buy the book: http://www.tessadawn.com/books

 

The Blood Curse Series (books in order)

Blood Destiny. #1

Blood Awakening, #2

Blood Possession, #3

Blood Shadows, #4

Blood Redemption, #5

 

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I am very proud to be a part of Lauren Grimley’s Romance For a Reason tour. I hope that you will follow along with the tour all month for chances to win prizes, learn ways you can help, and of course purchase Lauren’s book Unbridled. She is donating the proceeds from each book to two very important charities, V-Day and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Below you will find a teaser from the book as well as information on ways you can help! I’d like to thank Lauren for bringing attention to both of these groups as I’ve been personally affected by both as have many other women!

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The Romance:

Unbridled: A collection of short stories from the Alex Crocker series

By Lauren Grimley

“Think Law and Order SUV meets The Breakfast Club” was Ellie’s trite explanation of what Alex had been dragged into. Add a few fangs, Fifty Shades of Oversharing, and a dash of Dr. Phil, and she was in for quite a Thursday night.

Alex couldn’t deny she had become the pint-sized poster child for PTSD lately, but she didn’t exactly expect to find a support group for teachers turned vampire chew toys in Bristol, MA. Listening to the tales of the four other females gathered to help her heal, however, she accepts that perhaps both the worst and the best of life can blossom from the unexpected.

Unbridled is a novella-length collection of four connected stories focusing on the unlikely friendships and less likely lovers of the female characters from the Alex Crocker series.

“Grace and Dignity”

Ireland, 1713

Even a female whose mating has been arranged most of her life still thinks about what she wants in a mate. Not one of the qualities Sarah had hoped for were easily evident in her betrothed, the future Regan of the Rectinatti coven. Perhaps, though, there were more layers to Darian than he liked to reveal, but how does a subject unmask a prince?

“Rules and Recollections”

Bristol, Massachusetts, 1902

You can’t fall in love with someone you barely recall, but that, Vivian supposed, was the point. After a terse meeting with the Knower, a mind reader, memory manipulator, and the coven’s most notorious lecher, Vivian isn’t herself. She can’t shake the feeling that the solution to her mood lurks just below the surface of her consciousness. Only plunging into darkness, though, will bring everything to light.

“Blood and Secrecy”

Bristol, Massachusetts, 2008

The shared need for blood brought them together, but individual desires for secrecy are keeping them apart. Each already left behind a life of privilege for reasons the other likely couldn’t understand. Now both Rocky and Ellie need to decide if they’re willing to open up about their pasts in order to ensure a future.

Series: Alex Crocker series, can definitely be enjoyed without reading the first two books in the series, but is written to fit after the events of book 2, Unveiled.

Genres: paranormal romance, vampire series, urban fantasy, short stories

Release date: October 1, 2013

Available formats: ebook & paperback (184 pages)

Website page: http://www.laurengrimley.com/Unbridled.html

ThatsErotica’s Review

Purchase links:

Amazon

Unbridled

Or for those who want just a bite, three of the individual stories are available as well:

“Grace and Dignity”

“Rules and Recollections”

“Blood and Secrecy”

For the other books and stories in the series see Lauren’s Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007Y5ZZSG

Paperback (Amazon only, it’s not yet linked to the e-book): http://www.amazon.com/Unbridled-Collection-Short-Stories-Crocker/dp/0615861113

 

The Reason:

While I was writing these stories, it occurred to me that, although I was focusing more on the romance this time, I was once again creating some tenacious heroines who’d all faced varying degrees of adversity. I wondered vaguely if I could perhaps publish these tales myself in order to donate the proceeds to women’s charities who help such real-life women. Then, just as I was finishing a rough draft of the project, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time. And for the second time in my life I wanted to do something, anything, to help support her and other women facing the same terrifying challenge. My knees no longer allow me to do the kind of training needed to complete a second triathlon for my mom, as I had the first time around. Besides, in the years since high school I’d found another passion: writing.

 

Combining my love of story telling, strong heroines, and girl power, I came up with the idea for Romance for a Reason. It is one small step I can take to help end some rather formidable issues facing women: breast cancer and violence. I’m hoping others will take it with me this month, making October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month) a month of celebrating women’s strength and beauty.

 

How you can help:

Read some romance. Proceeds from Unbridled will be donated to the two charities listed here.

 

Donate. Make your own individual donation to these two charities or choose a local charity supporting these and other causes affecting women in your area. To learn more about each charity and my reasons for choosing them, visit the Romance for a Reason page. Or click through to donate directly.

 

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

V-Day

 

Host. Gather the women (and men!) of your book club or just a group of friends for a Romance for Reason party. Party ideas? Check out my blog for ideas on how to plan your gathering. Then download the Romance Reading Questionnaire and/or the Body Lingo Bingo for some fun party activities!

 

Share. Tweet, status update, review, or just chat with friends about the books, the tour, and the charities (mine or yours)!

It’s not about the money we raise, the miles we run (or slowly plod), or even the strong females we read and write about. It’s about recognizing there’s something, anything, we can do, and doing it. For me it was writing and sharing some feminist romance with fangs. What will you do to change the colors of fall from red and orange to purple and pink?

 

LaurenAbout the author:

Lauren Grimley lives in central Massachusetts where she grew up, but her heart is on the beaches of Cape Cod where she spends as much of her time as possible. After graduating from Boston University she became a middle school English teacher. She now balances writing, reading, and correcting, all with a cat on her lap and a glass of red wine close by.

 

Unforeseen, the first novel in the Alex Crocker Seer series, was Lauren’s debut novel. She was thrilled this spring to continue the series with Unveiled and now Unbridled. To learn more about her or her writing or to connect with her online visit her website at www.laurengrimley.com

 

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Tor Burns is a non-infected vampire who has taken refuge in the Tack Enterprises underground facility. Having survived a vicious attack with his fellow vampire Harrow, he now has a new purpose. Vampires afflicted with Gates Syndrome are still being hunted, and Tor is committed to saving them from the clutches of the Vampire Council. With a semi-cure within their grasp, Tor is reluctant to accept his new assignment: bodyguard to Allison Tack, the daughter of their fallen leader. Armed with an abrasive personality and fierce loyalty, Tor approaches this new responsibility with serious determination despite his reservations.

Vampire Allison Tack is the beautiful and timid co-heir of the Tack fortune. Infected and hunted by the Council, those lucky enough to have known her father are determined to keep her safe.  A walking target wherever she goes, Allison wants to learn how to protect herself, but no one is listening. Sick of being the helpless one in the company of trained fighters around her, Allison vows to prove that she can fight alongside the best of them.

Meanwhile, the harem leader, Melissa, is hell-bent on unraveling any clue about her son Demetrius’s fate. He disappeared without a word, and time has made her desperate. Stepping up her efforts, she seeks the help of Demetrius’s son, Zane. With the additional manpower, Melissa finds the lair of the suspected vampires and wages war against them.

Thrown together by necessity, Tor and Allison can’t continue to deny their attraction to each other. Tor wants to give in to his feelings for her, but old demons resurface. He must confront the past to prevent losing the best thing that ever happened to him.

A life must be given for a life taken. Will Tor have to sacrifice himself before Allison pays the price?

 

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Author Bio

Lorenz Font discovered her love of writing after reading a celebrated novel that inspired one idea after another. She is currently enjoying the buzz from her debut novel Hunted, the first installment of The Gates Legacy trilogy.

Writing is therapeutic for Lorenz, and a perfect day consists of writing and playing with her characters while listening to her ever-growing music collection. She enjoys dabbling in different genres, with an intense focus on angst and the redemption of flawed characters. Her fascination with romantic twists is a mainstay in all her stories.

Lorenz currently lives in California with her husband, children, and two demanding dogs. She divides her time between a full-time job as a Business Office Manager for a hospital and her busy writing schedule.

 

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9/17: Review: Trenda Lundin

          Review: Debra Mauldin

9/18:  Review: Anna Crosswell

            Gust Post: Donna Huber

9/19: Review, Promo/Excerpt: Sarah Aisling

            Review, Interview: Claudia Trapp

9/20: Review: Mich’s Book Reviews

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9/22: Review, Promo/Excerpt:  Wyndy Dee

9/23: Promo/Excerpt: Jennifer Garcia

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9/26: Promo/Excerpt: Natasha Larry

            Promo/Excerpt: Lindsey Gray

            Promo/Excerpt: Sydney Logan

9/27: Review: Kaidan’s Seduction

9/28: Guest Post: Elizabeth M. Lawrence

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Tormented is the second book of the Gate’s Legacy Trilogy. It takes place where the first book Hunted left off. Harrow has taken over after Pritchard Tack’s death. He has Jordan at his side, and Tack’s daughter Allison is like a sister to him.  The infected are still in danger and it is Tor’s task to protect Allison. Tor finds himself developing feelings for the beautiful vampire, but will his shady past keep them apart?

As with the last book I am crazy about Harrow and Jordan as a couple.  I love the fact they have settled into a comfortable relationship.  The characters that take the cake in this second book are Allison and Tor without a doubt. Both of these characters have grown leaps and bounds since the first installment. Allison who was always very likeable is the one, in my opinion, who changed the most. In the first book she seemed so quiet and sheltered, but in Tormented she really finds herself and discovers what she is really made of. She and Tor have a chemistry that may even rival that of Harrow and Jordan!

Fonts really brought her A-game with Tormented. The action and suspense had my insides in knots. There were so many ups and downs there were times I had to remind myself to breathe!  She gave us more insight on Goran’s harem. I am now convinced he is a perfect villain. Font’s writing just seems to put the reader in the middle of the action, and gives them a chance to live in another world, if only for a short time.

If you have already read Hunted you definitely need to pick up Tormented, because the story just gets better! If you are a fan of the vampire genre and haven’t tried these books pick them up. I am shaking with anticipation to see how the story ends; I can’t wait to get my greedy little hands on the next book!

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Publication Date: September 14, 2013

Tor Burns is a non-infected vampire who has taken refuge in the Tack Enterprises underground facility. Having survived a vicious attack with his fellow vampire Harrow, he now has a new purpose. Vampires afflicted with Gates Syndrome are still being hunted, and Tor is committed to saving them from the clutches of the Vampire Council. With a semi-cure within their grasp, Tor is reluctant to accept his new assignment: bodyguard to Allison Tack, the daughter of their fallen leader. Armed with an abrasive personality and fierce loyalty, Tor approaches this new responsibility with serious determination despite his reservations.

Vampire Allison Tack is the beautiful and timid co-heir of the Tack fortune. Infected and hunted by the Council, those lucky enough to have known her father are determined to keep her safe. A walking target wherever she goes, Allison wants to learn how to protect herself, but no one is listening. Sick of being the helpless one in the company of trained fighters around her, Allison vows to prove that she can fight alongside the best of them.

Meanwhile, the harem leader, Melissa, is hell-bent on unraveling any clue about her son Demetrius’s fate. He disappeared without a word, and time has made her desperate. Stepping up her efforts, she seeks the help of Demetrius’s son, Zane. With the additional manpower, Melissa finds the lair of the suspected vampires and wages war against them.

Thrown together by necessity, Tor and Allison can’t continue to deny their attraction to each other. Tor wants to give in to his feelings for her, but old demons resurface. He must confront the past to prevent losing the best thing that ever happened to him.

A life must be given for a life taken. Will Tor have to sacrifice himself before Allison pays the price?

 

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Please help us celebrate the newest release in Victoria Danann’s Black Swan Series, Gathering Storm! A favorite series of VRB’s, Black Swan is a sure winner with any paranormal romance fan! Please enjoy the excerpt and be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win an e-copy of The Order of the Black Swan Collected Tales, Books 1-3!!

 

Gathering Storm The Order of the Black Swan, Book Five
Victoria Danann

Paranormal Romance, Scifi Romance, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy Romance

Publisher: 7th House 

Date of Publication: September 19, 2013

ISBN: 978-1-933320-93-9

ASIN: To be Assigned (http://victoriadanann.com/GatheringStorm.html)

Number of pages: 364

Word Count: 90k

Formats available: Kindle, epub, paperback

Cover Artist: Victoria Danann

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Blurb/Book Description:

The fifth installment in the Black Swan serial saga. READING IN ORDER STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. That’s why we have a try-before-you-buy-program. The first book in the saga, My Familiar Stranger, is PermaFREE everywhere.

THE NEWSLETTER: Z Team, a.k.a Zed Company, is transferred to Jefferson Unit, which is being temporarily retired as an active hunter facility and converted to a research / training institution. Sol takes his first vacation – ever – leaving Glen in charge with Storm supervising. Rosie is proving to be an extraordinary little girl and Deliverance is in BIG trouble with her mother.

THE SURPRISES: Storm is really not himself. Former members of B Team must reunite to preserve his image and reputation.  No one could have prepared for the surprises Rosie delivers, least of all Glen.

THE ADVENTURE: The Ralengclan send a second wave assassination team to Jefferson Unit at the worst possible time, when it’s been left defended by only Z Team, Glen, the Lady Laiken and the trainees.

 

Author Bio:

If you’re looking for something new and different in PNR, you’ve come to the right place.Victoria120x180

 I write unapologetic romances with uniquely fresh perspectives on paranormal creatures, characters, and themes. Add a dash of scifi and a flourish of fantasy to enough humor to make you laugh out loud and enough steam to make you squirm in your chair. My heroines are independent femmes with flaws and minds of their own whether they are aliens, witches, demonologists, psychics, or past life therapists. My heroes are hot and hunky, but they also have brains, character, and good manners – usually – whether they be elves, demons, berserkers, werewolves, or vampires.

 My first book, My Familiar Stranger, was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance of 2012 by the Reviewers’ Choice  and Readers’ Choice Awards. Each of my books has remained on the Amazon best seller list in category every day since release. All four also earned the Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK award and have remained on the Amazon Best Sellers list every day since release.

 The Order of the Black Swan is a series that is also a serial saga. Each book is an episodic installment in an ongoing story. Join me for the adventure.

 

 Author web links:  

WEBSITE: http://www.VictoriaDanann.com

BLOG: http://VictoriaDanann.me

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/vdanann

TWITTER: @vdanann

 

Excerpt

CHAPTER 1

“‘Tis a good thing that Stormy and I are the bad asses that put the bad in Bad Company, else the two of us might be intimidated by unhappy wives standin’ over us with mean faces and hands on delectably curvy hips.”

“I concur,” added Storm.

“You can concur until the cows come home Sir Storm, but you are still NOT playing in the Jefferson Unit Annual Rugby Match.” Litha’s voice was loud enough to make the babies get quiet and listen.

“Yeah. What she said.” Elora couldn’t really see what more could be added.  

“We’re playin’.”

“We are.”

“You. Are. Retired!” Elora countered.

“Retired is no’ dead.”

And I’d like to add that we retired early. Lots of active duty hunters are older than we are and they’ll be playing. There’s never been a match that didn’t have B Team represented and there’s not going to be one this year either.”

Elora huffed. “Since they retired B Team as a commendation to you…”

And you,” Storm added.

“Thank you for the thought, but not really and I don’t think any of you would enjoy having me play. Stop trying to distract me. I’m in the middle of asking if you plan to still be repping for B Team when you’re ninety.”

The husbands looked at each other. They both sat on the sofa in Ram’s and Elora’s Jefferson Unit apartment with their arms crossed and looking like they had dug in to be stubborn.

“She might have a point,” Storm said to Ram.

“We’re no’ givin’ any points or any ground. With them ’tis always a slippery slope slidin’ toward capitulation.”

Storm looked at Elora. “We’re not ninety now. We’ll torch that bridge when we come to it. We’re not even nearing thirty. And we’re playing.”

“Aye. We are.”

Ram and Storm uncrossed their arms long enough to give each other a fist bump.

“Look,” Elora began, “you’re both young, strong, still in your prime and tough as they come.”

“We’re no’ fallin’ for the flattery approach.”

“I’m just saying that you’re also husbands and fathers with bones that can be broken and organs that can be ruptured.” Elora left out the part about how she also hated overhearing the female spectators objectifying her husband. She already knew that he was the stuff of nocturnal fantasy and didn’t need to have that driven home by listening to women talk about imagining him when they’re with somebody else. Ugh!

They were silent and resolute. Resolutely silent.

Litha whispered something in Elora’s ear and they withdrew to the bedroom, closing the door behind them.

“What do you think they’re doin’ in there?”

“I think they are saying that they will have better luck with a divide-and-conquer strategy.”

“Aye. ‘Tis my thought as well.”

“Pact?”

“Indeed.”

“Lust to dust.”

“Sperm to worm.”

“Womb to tomb.”

 

 

Elora whispered to Litha. “Quiet. Ram’s ears are amazing.”

“Then let’s duck out for a coffee. Or cocoa,” she corrected.

When Elora nodded, Litha closed her fingers around her fellow conspirator’s wrist and they popped into the lounge downstairs. The trip wasn’t far enough to disturb equilibrium. It was no worse than a fast elevator drop.

“It won’t hurt them to watch the babies for a little while.”

Elora chuckled. “Neat trick.”

They picked out two of the comfiest chairs, the ones that made sitting feel like a hug, and sat facing each other.

“Hmmm. Well, I’m thinking that we’re not going to get anywhere as long as they’re together. They’re feeding off of each other and ratcheting up the resolve. We need to interrupt that feed.”

“Brilliant. Let us have yummy drinks and then go to our separate bedrooms to see if we can’t get their arms uncrossed.”

Litha smiled knowingly and initiated a soft five.

 

“Does it strike you that they’re bein’ too quiet?”

“It’s your bedroom. You go check.”

Ram opened the door and said. “Great Paddy loves a fuck. They’re gone.”

“What?” Storm got up.

“Gone. G.O.N.E. As in your wife always brin’s an unknown factor to the mix. Great Paddy, I’m glad we were never assigned to hunt somebody like her.” Ram ran a hand through his hair and looked at Storm. “So. Guess who’s babysittin’?”

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