Please welcome Sky Purington to VampireRomanceBooks.com. She is our guest blogger today and is here to fothpromote the fourth book of The MacLomain Series titled Faith of the Highlander.

Thanks so much for featuring Faith of the Highlander. As the fourth novel in the ongoing MacLomain Series: Next Generation, this particular tale was a unique one to write. Why? Well, it was the first time I tackled not only a hero but heroine who had long suffered mental abuse. Grant at the hands of his master and chieftain, Keir Hamilton and modern day, Sheila, via her ex-boyfriend.

While Sheila has been a constant secondary character through the series, we first meet Grant in book two, Vow of the Highlander but only briefly. Then he again comes on scene near the end of the third book, Wrath of the Highlander. That’s when we learn there’s more to him than meets the eye.

So as I dug into Faith of the Highlander, I already had a good idea of what to expect from my characters. Though both had suffered abuse, they were not weakened but strengthened by their pasts. Grant, more powerful in magic than most and trained to be a warrior from a young age, would have an alpha personality with an unexpected compassionate side. Sheila, though more submissive due to a repressed past, would gain confidence as she once more recognized her self-worth.

Even though I thought I’d figured out the character development between Grant and Sheila, they still managed to surprise me. While Grant certainly had bitterness towards many, he was far more capable of forgiveness than I ever could have hoped. I think it was through that forgiveness that he was better able to stay focused on all he strove to accomplish. And his goals were many. He needed to save Torra and through her his clan, free those enslaved by Keir and try to reforge the bonds lost with his MacLomain kin. As it turned out, his goals were shared by Sheila. Together as they worked toward a similar outcome, they were thrust into a position in which they helped one another heal.

I have to admit that despite seventeen previous publications, Grant and Sheila are amongst my favorite couples. Theirs was an emotional journey that I won’t soon forget. As such, both earned a strong secondary role in the final book in The Next Generation, Plight of the Highlander.

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The MacLomain Series

Next Generation: Book 4

Sky Purington

 

Genre:  Time Travel Fantasy Romance

Date of Publication:   September 12, 2014

ISBN:

ASIN: B00MQHVIDS

Number of pages:  254

Word Count:  76,000

Cover Artist:  Tamra Westberry

 

Book Description:

Like her cousins, Sheila wears a Claddagh ring meant to connect her Broun lineage with the MacLomain clan. Already having witnessed the strife ravaging the medieval Scottish highlands she’s eager to once more be thrust back in time…even if it’s into the arms of the enemy.

Imprisoned fourteen winters and now first-in-command of the enemy’s army, Grant MacLomain must find a way to save all those he cares for. Though under the watchful eye of his master and chieftain, Keir Hamilton, he unleashes his plan the moment he connects with a lass from the future.

Through hardship, forgiveness and even acceptance, Grant and Sheila struggle to push past their abused hearts and the war that divides them in, Faith of the Highlander.

Available Now- Mark of the Highlander (Book 1), Vow of the Highlander (Book 2) and Wrath of the Highlander (Book 3). Coming Soon- Plight of the Highlander (Book 5).

Also available: The MacLomain Series- Early Years (Books 1-3 available in a boxed set) and the original MacLomain Series (Books 1-4 available in a boxed set).

 

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Excerpt:

Sheila started to tremble when he broke free from the last of whatever or whoever had imprisoned him. A shiver raced through her and she knew.

Grant had just broken free from Keir Hamilton’s mental hold over him.

He tore off his tunic and whipped it aside. With nothing but the Hamilton’s plaid hung low on his waist, he was an impressive sight. Legs braced, arms by his side, fists clenched, he closed his eyes. Cast in the soft, flickering glow of a single sputtering torch, sweat slicked muscles rippled down his long warrior’s body. Was he praying? Long moments passed. Every one of them a lifetime as her heart thundered. Then, as if replacing one swift divine moment with another, his eyes snapped open and met hers.

It felt like a freight train hit her.

“Och, my wee geal,” he whispered.

Wee what?

Sheila made to speak but the words died on her lips when in two swift strides, he pulled her into his arms. The word ‘wee’ seemed a massive understatement when up against him. Though she was fairly tall at five foot seven, he had to be a foot taller. Lord, she felt tiny! What had been but a tremble became a harsh fiery heat that whiplashed through her body. Emotional state and sensory awareness in overdrive, she put her hands against his hard chest.

“Oh, I shouldn’t have done that,” she murmured. But she didn’t pull her hands away.

No, if anything, she pressed tighter and curled her fingers slightly. It was one thing to meet a man in your mind, another thing entirely to feel him pressed up against your body. When he tilted up her chin, her eyes slid shut. Why, she’d never know. She supposed somewhere deep inside she wasn’t ready to look too closely into his eyes.

But why?

Perhaps she was afraid of what she’d see there. Perhaps though he seemed so strong she’d see years of mental abuse flicker in his gaze. Mental abuse inflicted by Keir being twisted within his mind for so long. The very idea of it made her sick to her stomach.

But none of that mattered when she felt his warm breath whisper over her lips. Close, so very close. She could all but feel his mouth hovering over hers. Time slowed as her lips fell open. Sensation heightened. A slow burn covered her cheeks. An ever so slight throbbing began first on the sides of her neck as emotion welled. Her heart pounded so strongly that her lips pulsed, ready for the pressure, the weight of his mouth against hers.


 

About the Author:sky

 

Sky Purington is the best-selling author of eleven novels and several novellas. A New Englander born and bred, Sky was raised hearing stories of folklore, myth and legend. When combined with a love for nature, romance and time-travel, elements from the stories of her youth found release in her books.

 

Purington loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at Sky@SkyPurington.com

 

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THE TEARS OF THE ROSEThe Tears of the Rose

The Twelve Kingdoms

Book Two

Jeffe Kennedy

 

Paperback: 336 pages

 

Publisher: Kensington

 

Release Date: November 25, 2014

 

ISBN-10: 075829445X

ISBN-13: 978-0758294456

ASIN: B00KFP7YCW

 

Book Description:

 

Three sisters. Motherless daughters of the high king. The eldest is the warrior-woman heir;the middle child is shy and full of witchy intuition;and the youngest, Princess Amelia, she is as beautiful as the sun and just as generous.

 

Ami met her Prince Charming and went away to his castle on the stormy sea-cliffs—and that should have been her happily ever after. Instead, her husband lies dead and a war rages. Her middle sister has been taken into a demon land, turned into a stranger. The priests and her father are revealing secrets and telling lies. And a power is rising in Ami, too, a power she hardly recognizes, to wield her beauty as a weapon, and her charm as a tool to deceive…

 

Amelia has never had to be anything but good and sweet and kind and lovely. But the chess game for the Twelve Kingdoms has swept her up in it, and she must make a gambit of her own. Can the prettiest princess become a pawn—or a queen?

 

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Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook.

 

Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns;  the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic  contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera, which released beginning January 2, 2014. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and a fifth, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, will release starting in July.

 

She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

 

Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog, on Facebook, and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy. She is represented by Foreword Literary.

 

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Sanctuary, Texas

by

Krystal Shannan

 

Bailey Ross’ world is crumbling around her. Her abusive ex, a human, is closing in on her again, and to make matters worse, a new enemy, a djinn, is stalking her. This supernatural being takes great pleasure in human pain, something Bailey has in excess thanks to her ex. If she’s caught by either, she’s as good as dead.

 

Backed into a corner and desperate to escape, she does something she swore wouldn’t ever be possible again –trusting a man. And he’s a vampire.

 

Protection via the sexy vampire Erick Thorson may prove to be a little more than she bargained for. Sparks fly between them and she finds herself agreeing to more than just protection. Though he has promised not to let anyone harm her, the small west Texas town is more than it seems and he may not be able to make good on his vow no matter how hard he tries.

 

Will Sanctuary be the home Bailey longs for or will she have to die to find out?

 

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Excerpt  (heat level – spicy)

“Straddle me.”

I gulped. It wasn’t a question and I didn’t hesitate. I twisted my body and lifted my leg over his lap, situating myself across his thighs. I wiggled a little to get comfortable.

He grabbed my hips and pulled me closer, grinding my sex against his hard length. My body throbbed and my panties were soaked in seconds. Taking a deep breath, I focused on slowing my racing heart and trembling body. What I thought would be an uncomfortable bite and awkward aftermath had turned into something completely different.

Fire licked at my belly and I swayed my hips, allowing his hands to guide the movement. Another growl rumbled from his chest. His hands abandoned my waist and slid upward, grazing my breasts and then over my shoulders. He cupped each side of my face and pulled me closer, kissing me slowly. His tongue grazed first my top lip then my bottom, then plunged between them, sweeping inside. It was euphoric. He tasted sweet and I opened further for him.

My gesture did not go unnoticed and I received an encouraging gravelly moan as a reward. He sucked and nipped at my lips again before trailing his kisses slowly across my jaw and down the side of my neck below my ear. His right hand caressed the nape of my neck and grasped the base of the loose braid of my hair. He pulled my head gently to the side, further exposing my neck and collarbone to his hungry mouth.

My heart raced again. The bite had to be coming soon. I leaned into his kisses, pushing my neck closer. Something had changed in my mind. I no longer feared the bite. Instead, I desperately wanted it.

 

 

 

Meet the Author:  KrystalShannanHeadShot

 

Krystal Shannan goes to sleep every night dreaming of mythical realms with werewolves, vampires, fae, and dragons. Occasional a fabulous, completely human story slips into the mix, but powers and abilities usually crop up without fail, twisting reality into whatever her mind can conceive.

 

As a child, her parents encouraged her interests in Ancient Greek and Roman mythology and all things historical and magickal. As an adult the interests only grew. She is a child of Neverland and refuses to ever stop believing in fairies.

 

She is guilty of indulging and being a Buffy the Vampire Slayer groupie as well as an Angel fan. For those of you unfamiliar with the world of Joss Whedon, you are missing out! She also makes sure to watch as many action and adventure movies as possible. The more exciting the better. Yippee-Ki-Yay….. If you don’t know the end of that phrase, then you probably don’t like the same movies.

 

She writes stories full of action, snark, magick, and heart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. But, for those looking for a magical ride, filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home.

 

Krystal Shannan

Putting Magick in Romance one Soul Mate at a Time.

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myvikingvampire (2) (1)Bailey Ross has led a tormented life.  She was orphaned, abused by her ex, and has spent years on the run. Now she is being stalked by a horrible supernatural predator as well as her psychotic human ex. Erick Thorson, a vampire, comes to Bailey’s rescue and she is inexplicably drawn to him. Since suffering the brutality handed out by her ex she has had no desire or trust for a man whether he is a human or one of the others. Erick offers her protection and much more when he takes her to Sanctuary, Texas. Sanctuary is a town consisting of others, and despite being a human she feels at home there as well as in Erick’s arms; if Bailey has learned anything in her short life it is that something so good has to go wrong at some point.

It is obvious Bailey is a pillar of strength. This young woman has endured more than any person should ever have to, but she keeps fighting to survive. It is her strength that draws Erick; he was a Viking in his human life, and he is attracted to her warrior spirit.  Erick is so compassionate and gentle, but he is also passionate and commanding.  I loved the way he considered Bailey’s fears, but also pushed her to work through them.  Let me tell you, Erick isn’t the only sex god in Sanctuary just wait until you meet the lycans and dragons!

Krystal Shannan has a new fan! My Viking Vampire had me completely mesmerized! The setting of the story takes place in a future United States that is very different from today. I thought the storyline was very unique, and her descriptions of the time and place were very illustrative. Did I mention that the chemistry between the two main characters is downright fiery and titillating?

My Viking Vampire is the first book in the Sanctuary, Texas series.  I am really excited to see where Bailey’s journey leads her next, and I look forward to the opportunity to learn more about the other rich and vibrant characters in Sanctuary!

 

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Bailey Ross’ world is crumbling around her. Her abusive ex, a human, is closing in on her again, and to make matters worse, a new enemy, a djinn, is stalking her. This supernatural being takes great pleasure in human pain, something Bailey has in excess thanks to her ex. If she’s caught by either, she’s as good as dead.

 

Backed into a corner and desperate to escape, she does something she swore wouldn’t ever be possible again –trusting a man. And he’s a vampire.

 

Protection via the sexy vampire Erick Thorson may prove to be a little more than she bargained for. Sparks fly between them and she finds herself agreeing to more than just protection. Though he has promised not to let anyone harm her, the small west Texas town is more than it seems and he may not be able to make good on his vow no matter how hard he tries.

 

Will Sanctuary be the home Bailey longs for or will she have to die to find out?

 

Ignite Cover New Type low resVampireRomanceBooks.com would like to introduce Kaitlyn Davis. Kaitlyn is the bestselling author of the Midnight Fire Series. The first book in the Midnight Fire Series is titled Ignite, and right now it is free!  She has joined us today to discuss the lure of the bad boy. So lets give a warm VRB welcome to Kaitlyn Davis!

 

 “The Lure of the Bad Boy”

 

Okay, let’s face it—bad boys are hot! The brooding, dark, tortured soul is something we girls can’t resist, especially in our vampire romances, but why? What is it that makes these leading men so irresistible…what is the lure of the bad boy?

When I first sat down to begin working on Ignite, the first book in my Midnight Fire series, that question burned my thoughts. I wanted a leading man for my readers to lust after, to fall for, to love—I wanted an irresistible bad boy! But before that character could come to life, I need to figure out what made these men so alluring in the first place.

It all boils down to one word—excitement.

Danger is exhilarating! Why else do we ride roller coasters or watch scary movies? We seek the thrill—that moment when your heart is in your throat and you’re reminded that life is fleeting, yet a smirk pulls at your lips because you’ve never felt more alive. And if a man can make you feel like that, well, it’s downright sexy! Even the most well behaved girl dreams of doing something crazy, of feeling the passion in recklessness, even for a short while.

But here’s where the real pull comes in—in fiction, we get to live out this fantasy! A lot of women (myself included!) would never dream of dating these bad boys in real life. They’re too dangerous, too unpredictable, too elusive. But in our stories, the bad boy image is often just a cover for the tortured soul hidden deep inside—the one only you the reader can unveil. Their lure is the mix of danger and sweetness, bad boy and good guy, all in one!

And that is what I tried to accomplish with Tristan, my leading man! To quote my main character Kira, he is “the bad boy with a soft heart, the sort of trap a girl knowingly jumped into.” He’s the tortured soul, running away from a past he can’t escape. He’s the rule breaker, a rebel. An artist who hides his emotions in his work. A man who uses threats and harsh words to hide the broken soul within.

In short, Tristan is one heck of a bad boy and I hope you won’t be able to resist him!

 

 

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Midnight Fire is a young adult paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The first book, Ignite, is a full-length novel at 65,000 words and is available for FREE wherever ebooks are sold

 

 

 

 

 

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Synopsis –

Kira Dawson has the power to burn vampires to a crisp. The problem is, she doesn’t know it yet. The even bigger problem is, she’s dating one. 

When Kira Dawson moves to South Carolina, she meets Luke, a blond goofball who quickly becomes her best friend, and Tristan, a mysterious bad boy who sends shivers down her spine. Kira knows they’re keeping secrets, but when she discovers Tristan’s lust for blood and her own dormant mystical powers, Kira is forced to fight for her life and make the heartbreaking decision between the familiar comfort of friendship and the fiery passion of love.

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Ignite is the first book in the Midnight Fire Series and it is approximately 65,000 words.

 

RAVE REVIEWS for the Midnight Fire Series!

The writing is effortlessly mind blowing. I could not put this entire series down. Once you’re hooked, you won’t either because it’ll eat you up not knowing what happened! And then you’ll pick a team like I did and you’ll fall in love with all the characters and you’ll want all the bad guys to die horribly! Just trust me when I say it really is your loss to miss out on this series! It’s a blaze of glory!” – Happy Tales and Tails Blog

“Kaitlyn Davis writes some of the best action scenes I have come across in a young adult book; they are fast paced and so well delivered making this more than just a silly romance.” – Reflections of a Bookworm

The only downside to this series, is that it ended. But the ending was beautiful.” – My Seryniti

“Kira isn’t a human girl who is one dimensional and in love with a vampire. She’s a well-thought out character who comes to life from the pages and steals into your heart. Read the books. Do it.” – Urban Girl Reader

“I love and hate how fast of a read this was! I love it because I couldn’t get enough of it and hate it because once I finished I wanted more!” – I Just Wanna Sit Here And Read

“I really enjoyed Ms Davis’s writing, I was riveted throughout and was eager to see what would happen – there was drama, danger, action and romance that was wonderfully detailed and described.” – Obsession With Books

“You’ll make friends with Kira, choose sides with Tristan and Luke, and fall in love with the story at heart about a girl with so bright a future….even shades aren’t gonna cut it.” – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

 

 

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Kaitlyn Davis is the bestselling author of the Midnight Fire series, a young adult paranormal romance, and the A Dance of Dragons series, a young adult epic fantasy.

Kaitlyn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars. She’s been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to finally share her work with the world. She currently lives in New York City and dreams of having a puppy of her own.

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Most humans don’t realize that paranormals exist, but Dr. Olivia Maddox does. She survived a werewolf attack when she was a teenager. Today Olivia profiles killers; she wants to know why they kill and what makes them tick. Olivia has seen how humans can be monsters, and now she is getting her chance to research the real monsters. Purgatory is a prison for paranormals, and Olivia has one month there to learn what drives some of them to kill when others live peacefully among humans. Shane is a vampire working undercover in Purgatory. His attraction for Olivia is evident at first sight, and her feelings begin to grow for him as well. What they don’t know is that by being together they are potentially a very dark and dangerous pair.

Olivia has secrets that run even deeper than what she is aware of.  There is a reason she is attracted to the monsters, but she can’t place just why that is. I liked her character because of its complexity. Shane is sexy as hell, but that isn’t the only thing the vampire has going for him. He is ancient and powerful. He exerts raw charisma and I wanted more of him. Both characters balance the line of good and evil which really heightens their appeal.

Eden weaves an exciting story! It was passionate and exciting. I liked the action and the twists in the novel. What struck me most however, is the fine line the characters had to walk to stay on the side that is morally right. She showed the reader that what you see isn’t always black and white.  Marked by the Vampire is the second book in the Purgatory series. I am really sorry that I missed the first book, but it did stand well on its own. If you are looking for a new paranormal series to read take a trip into Purgatory.

 

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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden invites readers to a dark paranormal world…

Vampires exist. So do werewolves. The creatures that you fear in the darkness? They’re all real. And the baddest of the paranormals…those who love to hurt humans…they’re sent to Purgatory, the only paranormal prison in the U.S.

His job is to stop the monsters.

Deadly forces are at work within Purgatory. The monsters are joining together–and their plans have to be stopped. FBI Agent Shane August, a very powerful vampire with a dark past, is sent into the prison on an undercover assignment. His job is to infiltrate the vampire clan, by any means necessary.

She wants to help the prisoners.

Dr. Olivia Maddox wants to find out just why certain paranormals go bad. What pushes some vampires over the edge? Why do some werewolves turn so savage? If she can understand the monsters, then Olivia thinks she can help them. When she gets permission to enter Purgatory, Olivia believes she is being given the research opportunity of a lifetime.

Olivia doesn’t realize that she’s walking straight into hell.

To survive, they have to rely on each other.

When the prisoners break loose, there is only one person–one vampire–who can protect her, but as Olivia and Shane fight the enemies that surround them, a dark and dangerous passion stirs to life between the doctor and the vamp. Shane realizes that Olivia is a woman carrying secrets–powerful, sinful secrets. Secrets that a man would kill to possess.

And Olivia realizes that–sometimes–you can’t control the beast inside of you. No matter how hard you try. Some passions can push you to the very limits of your control…and the growing lust that she feels for her vampire…it’s sending her racing right into a deadly storm of desire.

Welcome to Purgatory…a place that’s a real hell on earth…

ElvenObsession21650 Elven Obsession

Trouble with Elves Series

Decadent Kane

 Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Breathless Press

Date of Publication: August 29, 2014

 Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

 

Book Description:

Something elven this way comes…

 5 books from the Trouble with Elves series by Decadent Kane

 

Book 1~ Ribbon of Darkness

An old family secret draws Ribbon into an Elven world while Draven is forced to find a way to drag her back home to save Christmas magic.

Book 2~ Tempting Clover

Breaking a goblin’s curse is more difficult than Clover thought. Especially when love and nightshade are crucial ingredients.

Book 3~ Steele Your Soul

Stolen souls, an evil drow elf, a dark eyed beauty named Pepper, and a king who doesn’t take kindly to the loss of his goods…Captain Joren Steele has his hands full.

Book 4~ A Hint of Cayenne

Two bounty hunting elves must put aside their attraction to each other when a malevolent fairy comes up for grabs. Cayenne and Hawthorne both need the twenty gold reward, but only one can walk away with it.

Book 5~ A Whisper of Rue

When a package magically shows up in Rue’s home, she’ll have two choices. Either do as Gage demands, or standby as an elf is tortured.

 

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Ribbon of Darkness:

Draven turned her around in his arms. “I’d suggest you watch

yourself if you wish to keep your clothes while we walk the next

few miles to the Pole. I have absolutely no qualms about taking

you right here, snow and all.” Draven leaned in close to her face.

His lips hovered over hers, causing Ribbon to bite her lip just so

she didn’t close the small distance between them. “Trust me, Donella,

when I tell you the cold will be the last thing on your pretty

little mind.” His eyes slid half-closed.

 

Tempting Clover:

“You’re already wet. I could claim you. Didn’t you say you wanted to have an orgasm, that it was torture?” Malik’s words came out low and sinister. Clover suddenly regretted ever wanting an orgasm, or at least telling him so.

She held her breath. Oh God. He’s going to take me. Clover fought harder and he let her break away. His laughter filled the air between them. Her chest heaved with fear, her breath coming in hard gasps.

“However, it wouldn’t satisfy me little morsel. You could never please me properly.” He walked past her laughing as he went to his lab to make more human potions.

 

Steele Your Soul:

He coaxed her lips apart for the briefest of moments before her hand came up and landed a stinging blow to his cheek. Amused, Joren laughed, a full belly laugh. The kind of thing he hadn’t done in ages. The lass was a feisty one; he’d give her credit. And oh so pretty when angered. Her cheeks had flushed a dark shade of pink, and her brown eyes darted all over the ship, anywhere but on his. He rubbed his cheek. She had a solid swing. He licked his lips to savor the sweet taste of her mouth.

“How dare you!”

“How dare I? Oh, elfess, I dare all the damn time. I’m a pirate.” He wanted to scoop her up and haul her off to his bed. But he wasn’t the kind of elf who took advantage in such a way—no, she’d come to him instead. He might even play hard to get. But she would come.

 

A Hint of Cayenne:

Hawthorn stood before her. Dark hooded eyes, broad shoulders filling up the space, and every bit the male she had seen a few hours ago. A jar of honey in his hand.

“What are you…how could––”

“I find you?” His voice rolled out calm and deep, slipping over her and moistening her panties.

“Yes. Find me.” She swallowed. She looked at the jar of honey and back to him. His gaze bore into hers, and she averted her eyes opening the door. “Come in.”

He walked over the threshold, his boots thumping softly on the floor. “I have a knack for finding the things I’m after.” He grinned.

Cocky bastard. She shut the door and crossed her arms. “And what are you doing here?” Inside, butterflies tossed in her stomach. She wanted him to say he’d come for her but, at the same time, was terrified at the thought of hearing him say it. Her mind jumped from one side to the other. Her hands fisted shirt where he couldn’t see.

“I told you I’d find you.” He took one long stride toward her. “We left things a little…” He took another step, and she backed up until she hit the wall. “Steamy.” His voice dropped so low she barely heard the last word. Her heart hammered at her ribcage.

“What…ah.” She cleared her throat. “What do you want?”

Thorn put his free hand on the wall beside her, and she melted into him. How had he gotten so elfing good at teasing her? “I want you of course,” he said, his lips barely above hers.

 

A Whisper of Rue:

“Rue, you can call me every name in your pretty little head but it won’t change anything. Afraid you’re stuck with me, and your decisions will affect everything. But you’re stubborn and you won’t see things my way instantly. You’ll need proof. I understand. But don’t say I didn’t warn you,” he stated.

Proof of what? He was playing games with her and she wasn’t in the elfing mood. He had no right to come in her home. No right to make demands on her. No right to invade every inch of her privacy. She wanted the earpiece out. Why’d she have to get all curious and put the stupid thing in to begin with? Her mother always said her curiosity would lead her to trouble one day and Rue had the dreadful sense that today was that day. “I don’t know why you chose me to do whatever it is you need. Probably something horrible. But quit fucking around and remove the spell.”

“You want it removed?”

“Yes.” She hissed the word. Her anger bubbled inside threatening to tear her apart, mainly because she couldn’t see the man attempting to control her.

“Then come and find me.”

 

 

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An elfess in human form, Decadent enjoys dipping her fingers into the human realm where she took pen to paper and began the tales of the trouble with elves. Her obsessions include reading, Dean Winchester, and honey.

 

She will devour your soul with glimpses of the feral ridden drow elves, with their dark skin and soul consuming. She’ll sneak morsels of naughty thoughts to you via goblins, and seduce you into stepping inside the elven realm where females disappear when lust takes over among other elfish troubles.

 

Beware the sprites.

 

Follow the wisps.

 

But never look a drow elf king in the eyes…

 

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See Rhonda Valverde’s Review for Ribbon of Darkness:

Ribbon of Darkness: The Trouble with Elves was a such a pleasant surprise. I had only skimmed the description for Ribbon of Darkness before reading it and it was nothing like I thought it would be. I figured it would be a cute little Christmas story with some elf characters thrown in. I was very wrong! Yes it was a Christmas theme, but cute it was not. Ribbon of Darkness is a very well written story of with plenty of humor, suspense, and to top it off you have Draven, a very sexy elf indeed. Makes me want to be on the naughty list for sure. Ribbon is just a regular girl until she starts growing pointed ears, eventually learning that she too is an elf, a Claus Elf no less. Yes, that would be Santa Claus elf. Even though it was only a little over 40 pages the author provided so much vivid detail and well developed characters I found myself attached after the story ended. I want more!

This is the first book I’ve read by Decadent Kane, but will not be the last. I hope that the author will continue with The Trouble With Elves series and give us more of Draven and Ribbon! This is one of the best starts to a series with elves that I’ve ever read. Such a fresh and unique story anyone who enjoys elves, fairies, or just a good love story will enjoy Ribbon of Darkness.

Tempting Clover (The Trouble With Elves #2)

Seeking shelter from a storm the elf Clover was fooled and then captain by a powerful Goblin called Malik. She has been in service to him for two years and when she meets a gorgeous elf named Reed while doing Malik’s bidding she knows it is time to try to free her from the goblin’s curse.

I felt so bad for Clover, and could feel her desperation to be free. She is a contradiction, she appears weak and defeated at times and then suddenly you can see strength and sass. Reed is somewhat of a loner in my view, and what he is looking for he doesn’t think Clover can offer. He doesn’t want a woman who has been around; he wants a mate.

I enjoyed Kane’s first book in The Trouble with Elves series called Ribbon of Darkness, but I liked Tempting Clover even more. It was a blend of whimsical elven magic and sweet seduction. Although the stories are short Kane gifts the reader with a complete and rewarding story. I am already looking forward to the third book in the series Steele Your Soul!

Review: Steele Your Soul (The Trouble With Elves #3)

Joren Steele has everything he wants freedom, women, and his ship. Life as a pirate and captain suits him well.  The downside is working for the drow, a breed of dark, diseased, soul stealing elves, but it pays well so he asks no questions. Joren spots a beautiful elfess on the pier. He isn’t one to settle down, but sees nothing wrong with having her a short while.  Pepper is left breathless by the sexy pirate, but she knows she has no business with him and she ends up walking away. Joren’s life takes a turn when he has to choose between saving Pepper from the drow and choosing the only life he knows.

Joren certainly has that sex appeal that comes with being untamed and dangerous, and I am always attracted to the bad boy! He is a rugged, cocky, and downright insatiable. It is apparent Pepper yearns for something new in her life, hence her attraction to Captain Steele. She may be a very nice elfess, but she is feisty; a trait I very much admire.

Kane really surprised me with this story; elven pirates were the last thing I expected. I found the story to be very exciting, and let’s not leave out that it was quite a lustful little read. I was drawn immediately to the setting of the story. I could almost picture the pirate ship and taste the salty air. I was so engrossed in the book that when it ended I felt it was a little too abrupt. If I had to describe the books I would call them paranormal erotica novellas. If you desire a quick read and like your characters a little more naughty than nice pick up Steele Your Soul.

Review: A hint of Cayenne (The Trouble With Elves #4)

After the death of their parents Cayenne has taken responsibility for her sister Lily. Penniless and homeless, Cayenne started bounty hunting in order to provide for her sister. The bounty collected for a fairy with a disease called Malevolent can procure them a home. Things get complicated when she learns that Hawthorn, an elf she had sex with the night before, needs the bounty for himself.

Cayenne is one tough elf. She is the definition of a survivor. She will let nothing get in the way of her caring for Lily. She is attracted to Hawthorn in a way she has never felt before, and she can’t seem to figure out why. Hawthorn is a mixture of pure masculinity and cockiness that is both sexy and maddening . He seems to get enjoyment from getting a rise out of Cayenne. Hawthorn is between a rock and a hard place himself and it seems that in order to save himself he has to keep hurting the fiery elfess he is falling for.

A Hint of Cayenne is my favorite story of the series. Kane’s two leading characters are on equal footing which brings a lot of frenzy and ardor into the mix. There is a spark between them from the start that makes the pages come to life. Although I always recommend reading all the books in a series these easily stand on their own. If you like your paranormal read with a touch of spice pick up A Hint of Cayenne!

Review: A Whisper of Rue (The Trouble With Elves #5)

Rue is not your typical elfess. She is a private investigator, a job normally filled by males. She is taken by surprise when a magical package appears at her house and she is given a set of tasks to complete. Gage is the elf in charge of her missions, and although she has never laid eyes on him in person she loathes him.

Rue is the ultimate hard ass. She works a male dominant job, she is the outcast, and other than to scratch the occasional itch she does not want or need a male. Rue is certainly not a prissy elfess! Gage is a hard character to grasp, because for most of the story he is but a whisper in Rue’s ear. He runs hot and cold. Sometimes he sounds hard and menacing, then he shows a sweet side, and he is occasionally playful.

A Whisper of Rue is different than the other stories in the Trouble With Elves Series; it is heavier on the suspense and a little lighter on the erotic component. However, it was every bit as enjoyable as the others. I have had a wonderful time with Kane’s elves and the supernatural world she has created. I can’t help but wonder what Kane has planned for her readers next.

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from goodreads.com:

 

The trouble with being an elf is… well, it’s complicated! We have to save Christmas magic like my sister Ribbon. Don’t even get me started on Clover. Clover has to break a goblin’s curse using love and nightshade! Whoever comes up with these recipes needs help.

 

Now, Captain Joren Steele has his hands full with not only a dark-eyed beauty named Pepper, but a king, an evil drow elf, and someone stealing souls! Cayenne has to capture a malevolent fairy, but she finds her attraction to her partner to be a bit distracting to say the least.

 

And finally, Rue. Rue has a difficult choice: should she do as she is commanded or standby as an elf is tortured.
Join the elf side..

 

 

 

 

VampireRomanceBooks.com is once again pleased to welcome Kym Grosso!  Today is the cover reveal for Dimitri, book six of the Immortals of New Orleans series! Congrats Kym!

 
 
 
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DIMITRI
Author: Kym Grosso
Series: Immortals of New Orleans, Book 6
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Independent – MT Carvin Publishing, LLC
~ SYNOPSIS ~
An erotic paranormal romance…
Dimitri LeBlanc, sexy and charismatic beta of Acadian Wolves, survives a brutal attack after his wolf succumbs to a dark force, threatening his very existence. Waking up, tied to a bed, his amusement transforms into lust as a beautiful stranger heals his beast. Intrigued by his mysterious savior, the tables quickly turn, when in the heat of a dark desert night, he rescues her from a barbaric Alpha. Dimitri is inexplicably drawn to the alluring woman, and the discovery that she’s his mate rouses his hunger to claim her as his own.
Gillian Michel, a New York City photographer, conceals a secret hybrid past and mystical abilities. An entire lifetime, she’s deliberately avoided wolves, but a seductive encounter with an irresistible beta leaves her craving his touch, his lips on hers. Passion ignites her desire, leaving her yearning to submit to the powerful wolf who tests her sexual limits.
Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Dimitri and Gillian seek a cure to the parasite maligning his mighty beast. Still on the run from a malevolent force, they lure their enemy into the bayou. Will Gillian sacrifice her gifts to save the man she loves, destroying her own immortality? And will Dimitri eradicate the evil that has invaded his soul while protecting his mate from an adversary who threatens to kill them both?
Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes and is intended for adult readers only.
 
 
~ COVER INFORMATION ~
Cover Artist: Cora Graphics
Formatter: Polgarus Studio
Cover Model: Stuart Reardon
 
~ RELEASE DATE ~
September 30, 2014
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~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Kym Grosso
Kym Grosso is the author of the bestselling and award-winning erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism and is a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.
Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Her hobbies include reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.
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Paisley Munro loves animals; in fact she can communicate with them. Her abilities help her with her job as a veterinary assistant, but she has also been ridiculed because of her gift. Paisley has a hard time opening up to anyone. When she accompanies her Grandmother to Scotland for a funeral there is an instant connection to Creighton Matheson, and it seems the Laird has secrets of his own.

Paisley is a beautiful soul, but at times her insecurities get the better of her. Her Gram has been the constant in her life, but Paisley is reserved next to her eccentric Grandmother. I will tell you this woman left nothing unsaid, I loved her! The bond between these two women is absolutely unbreakable. Creighton is all alpha male, but being Laird as well as a bear shifter what else can you expect? He is commanding and at times temperamental, but he wears his heart on his sleeve. Right away he makes his intentions clear to Paisley, and he brings out the spitfire in the mousy little lady! Did I mention Creigh has two sexy brothers? I was in Highland Heaven!

Davis gave me many of the elements I like in a good novel. For anyone that knows me, they have no doubt I get all hot and bothered over a man who rocks the kilt; as if that didn’t do it for me she gave me shifters too! I enjoyed this book so much, not only was the chemistry between the lead characters searing, but there was also a healthy amount of humor that had me laughing out loud. Vonnie Davis’s writing is witty, sexy, and fun. Reading her story was a pleasure. I am excited over the fact there are two brothers left who have their tales to be told!

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In the vein of Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound series and Shelly Laurenston’s Pride Stories, Vonnie Davis introduces two wandering souls who discover that true love needs no words in this explosive, fantastical novel.

Somehow able to telepathically communicate with animals, Paisley Munro has found meaning in her so-called gifts by working as a veterinary assistant. But while traveling to Scotland for a relative’s funeral, Paisley fears that she really has lost her mind. Out in the highlands, she hears distinctly human thoughts coming from a wild bear. Terrified and desperate, she returns to the lodge and collapses in the powerful arms of its owner, a mysterious man with whom she shares a simmering attraction.

Creighton Matheson and his fellow shape-shifters have been roaming this land freely for centuries. Now Paisley may inherit his home, putting his kind in grave danger. His mistrust only deepens when he realizes she can read his mind. Yet he cannot deny that this tantalizing woman makes him burn with desire—and hunger for the prospect of a tender love. Now Creighton must decide which would hurt more: revealing the truth or losing Paisley forever.

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