Trouble with Elves Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Breathless Press
Date of Publication: August 29, 2014
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
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.
“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.”
About the Author:
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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Ribbon of Darkness (The Trouble With Elves #1)
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.
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!
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
~ Pre-Oder Links ~
~ TEASER ~
~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
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!
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.
Chari is a geneticist who wants to make a difference in the world. This woman of science wants to be an asset to mankind by curing disease, and helping her fellow man. One night she sees her best friend taken by vampires. She can’t believe they exist, but switches her focus to finding a cure for vampirism. She doesn’t know of the difference between vampires who have souls, and the mindless rogue vampires she knows of. When she kills one of Haven’s most cherished vampires it looks like she will pay with her life. Then Vincent, a tormented vampire, stands up for her and turns his back on his own. Now if they are to survive the reckoning Chari must prove she is remorseful and Vincent is forced to bring a haunted past to light.
I admired Chari’s intelligence and compassion. Her character’s complexity made her interesting. She is a scientist being faced with things her scientific mind cannot answer. Her confusion is quite apparent. Her feelings for Vincent are equally as confusing. Vincent has no doubt Chari is meant to be his, and though she finds him attractive she is unsure of herself. Even with their lives in the balance Chari always remains true to herself. Vincent is the epitome of the broody and tormented vampire. It is obvious he is unwell and weary. He wants Chari to love him as he loves her, and this powerful being seems so close to breaking that my heart ached for him.
Monteau delivers once again on what has to be my favorite Haven’s Realm book so far. She writes with such passion you can’t help but be pulled into her supernatural world. I truly believe she is an author who is very talented and deserves more acknowledgements. She really has a lot to bring to the table. It has been a joy watching her progress as a writer throughout the series. I am looking forward to see what is in store for the members of the Haven clan next!
When her best friend is taken by a vampire, Dr. Charlotte Vinetti shifts her genetic research focus in hopes of finding a cure. Five years later, she’s no closer to her goal, and long-troubled by the one vampire she’d killed who was different from the rest. Her worst nightmares become terrifying reality when she’s captured and realizes her captors are intelligent, sentient beings rather than the mindless creatures who continued to invade her home. Vincent was nearing the end of his strength. Haven’s trials over the past five years had overtaxed his resources, but he knew with dread his problems were only beginning when the hunter the Community had long sought was the reincarnation of his deepest love. Forced by ancient promises to stand against the Bargain, his only hope lies in ending their gypsy curse and winning her love, for only then can he earn the Council’s forgiveness.
Here are the known upcoming releases by your favorite author’s for September 2014. If we have missed a title, please leave comment with the title, release date, and author name. Happy Reading!
ANT: ANTHOLOGY/COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES
AGT: AGENTS/SPY/SPECIAL OPS/FEDS
UF: URBAN FANTASY
YA: YOUNG ADULT
Twilight Guardians (Wings in the Night: Reborn Book 1) (V,BK1)
Immortal Obsession (V,RR)
Beyond the Moon (In the Company of Vampires) (V,WH)
Wickedly Dangerous (A Baba Yaga Novel) (UF,BK1)
Son of No One (Dark-Hunter Novels) (V,WR,A,BK23)
Night’s Honor (A Novel of the Elder Races Book 7) (UF,SH,V,BK7)
Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians) (V,BK5)
Love Bites (V)
Ghost Layer (The Ghost Seer Series Book 2) (UF,AGT,BK2)
Forged by Desire (London Steampunk Book 4) (SP,BK4)
Beauty’s Beast (F,H,SH)
Training Rain: 3 (Psychic Mates) (PSY,BK3)
Hunter Betrayed: 1 (Wild Hunt) (FE,BK1)
Wounded: Book 8 (A Rylee Adamson Novel)Red Blooded (Jessica McClain) (V,SH,BK8 )
Just His Taste (Guys and Godmothers) (FE,BK3)
Dark Redemption (Dark Paradise) (PSY,BK3)
Act of Surrender: An Immortal Ops World Novel (PSI-Ops / Immortal Ops Book 2) (SCI,AGT,BK2)
Siren’s Song (The Gray Court) (FE,BK5)
Outfoxed by Love (Kodiak Point Book 2) (SH,BK2)
Once Haunted, Twice Shy (The Peyton Clark Series) (PSY,DE,GH,BK2)
The Night Visitor (MY)
Twin Dragons (Dragon Lords of Valdier Book 7) (PSY,BK7)
Hellsbane Hereafter: A Hellsbane Novel (Entangled Select) (UF,BK3)
Darkness: 12 (New Species) (SCI,SH,E,BK12)
Daring (Pax Arcana) (UF,SH.BK2)
Aris Reigns: The Kingdom of Vampires: An Infinity Diaries Novel (V)
Taming the Lion (Lone Pine Pride) (SH,BK2)
Heart of a Hero (A Spellbound Falls Romance) (FY,BK4)
Priestess Dreaming (An Otherworld Novel) (FE,WH,BK16)
Innocent Prey (A Brown and de Luca Novel) (PSY, BK3)
Grimm: The Killing Time (AGT,A,BK3)
Dimitri (Immortals of New Orleans #6) (SH,BK6)
The Curse Defiers (Curse Keepers Series Book 3) (SCI,FY,BK3)
Chained by Night (The Moonbound Clan Vampires Book 2) (V,BK2)
Burning Desire (Dark Kings) (SH,MG,BK3)
Larissa wants to make a fresh start in New Hope. She got a great deal on a shop and apartment and is excited to be opening her new business. Larissa realizes New Hope isn’t what it seems. When she meets her sexy Landlord Garrick, and his friend Ramon, she is forced to believe in something she never imagined to be real.
Larissa is a strong independent woman who knows she can make it on her own. She is excited to start a new life and a successful business. Garrick is a vampire, and he wants Larissa as his Crimson Swan, a lover and blood donor, from the second he lays eyes on her. Garrick is sexy, and his demeanor is serious and protective. Ramon is a vampire with abilities as a sorcerer. He seems the opposite of Garrick. Like Garrick, Ramon is gorgeous and protective, but his demeanor is more laid back and flirtatious. It is no wonder Larissa is attracted to both men! Other interesting characters include, Jordan, a college student who works for Larissa; and Bastian who is the leader of the vampire guild. I would love to see these two characters get their own story.
Nightlord Lover is an erotic paranormal that involves a very steamy ménage between Larissa, Garrick, and Ramon. It is apparent both men are in love with Larissa, and Larissa is in love with Garrick. What bothered me was Ramon’s role, is he a good friend with benefits? I wish Kulig would have slightly altered the relationship dynamic, because by the end Ramon just seemed like a third wheel. The town of New Hope reminded me of Salem’s Lot or Morganville, only it is much more erotic with its Crimson Swans. Vampire politics are at play, which gives the story the edge it needs to be exciting. All in all I enjoyed Kulig’s story. She combined my two favorite genres, paranormal and erotica, into one dark, dangerous, and delicious page turner. I would rate it 3.5 stars.
Publication Date: July 23, 2014
Warrior vampire Garrick Labar guards the secrets of the Guild. His comrade— vampire and sorcerer Ramon Travere—enforces the uneasy alliance between mortals and immortals. When Larissa Devine moves into town, both Garrick and Ramon are mesmerized and enraptured by her. They crave to claim her as their crimson swan and lover. But a new arrival is fair game and if they don’t claim her first, a band of renegades will.
Larissa finds a blistering-hot ménage with her protectors too intoxicating to resist. The immortals can’t deny their sexual attraction for her and sense her blood pulsing hot and furious whenever they are close. Erotic desires thrust her into a world of danger and seduction. When the renegade vampires attempt to destroy a hundred years of peace, Larissa is caught in the crossfire. Eternal love and carnal nights can be her future if she survives.
Caressed by Shadows
Rulers of Darkness
Amanda J Greene
Black Knight, Falcon Kenwrec is powerful, relentless, and fiercely loyal, his only allegiance – to his king. But he is torn between duty and desire when the war between the vampire clans and the Red Order hunters escalates and the enemy captures the one woman he longs to claim as his own, Sonya Rebane, Queen of the Voidukas Clan. Falcon will risk everything to save her, even if it means forsaking his king.
After weeks of imprisonment, Sonya is stunned when the chivalrous knight that she has secretly loved from afar appears outside her cell. As they fight and struggle to elude their enemies, they must battle their overwhelming attraction for each other and their love that is forbidden.
As every perilous moment draws them closer together, every smoldering kiss drives them to the brink of a passionate destruction. Will they be able to resist temptation? Or will their love be their ruin?
Book Trailer http://youtu.be/K05NTvxL9tU
About the Author:
Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can found playing the role of a university student who also works full time at a cosmetology school. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs, a sweet cocker spaniel and a rambunctious blackmouth cur mix. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.
Memory Zero is the first installment of the Spook Squad series. Samantha “Sam” Ryan has been on the police force for ten years. In Sam’s world, humans know about the existence of vampires and other supernatural creatures. These species are policed in part by the SIU also known as the Spook Squad. After an incident involving her missing partner, she finds herself in deep water and a person of interest to the Spook Squad. Sam doesn’t trust anyone, but when her life is saved by a ranking member of the SIU named Gabriel Stern they must put trust in each other to survive.
Sam is an interesting character. She does not remember her life before the age of fourteen, and has not had any luck in discovering her past. She is definitely more than human. Gabriel harbors many secrets of his own, and he wants to learn Sam’s. It is apparent there is a spark between Gabriel and Sam, but neither is willing to give up enough about themselves to act on it. Having their lives constantly endangered is not conducive to them learning about each other on a personal level either.
Keri Arthur gives the reader a proper start to this new series. It has mysterious lead characters to dig into, and plenty of action. I enjoyed the storyline, which was fast paced as well as riveting. Arthur is a talented author who has the ability to create imagery that will reel readers in. Like most first books in a series the writer sets you up for what is to come, so the end will leave you hanging in the dark, but that will just make you even more intrigued about the second book.
I would recommend Memory Zero to paranormal readers as well as fans of science fiction. Although the story is paranormal there are some really cool sci-fi elements, especially when it comes to the gadgetry of the future. This novel brings a taste of both genres. Personally, I can’t wait to unearth the truth about Sam. I am also compelled to see if a fire ignites between Sam and Gabriel.
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
For Sam Ryan, life began at age fourteen. She has no memory of her parents or her childhood. In a decade of service with the State Police, Sam has exhausted the resources of the force searching for clues to her identity. But all mention of her family seems to have been deliberately wiped off the record. Everything changes the night Sam’s missing partner resurfaces as a vampire . . . and forces her to kill him in self-defense. Now Sam is charged with murder. Suspended from the force, and with no one left to trust, Sam accepts some unexpected help from Gabriel Stern, a shapeshifter who conceals startling secrets.
While investigating the circumstances surrounding her partner’s strange behavior, Sam discovers that Garbriel’s been involved with a dangerous organization that’s planning a war on the human race. More immediate, someone is guarding the truth about Sam’s past—someone who’d rather see her dead than risk her knowing too much. To stay alive, Sam must unravel the threads of her past—and find out not only who she is but what she is.
Congratulations to Tera Shanley on her release of Silver Wolf Clan! It is out Now!
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Silver Wolf Clan
Silver Wolf Clan Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing Corp.
Date of Publication: August 4, 2014
Number of pages: 129
Word Count: 45,000
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
What happens when monsters turn out to be real? One summer night while camping in the woods, Morgan Carter finds out in a big way. A tall mysterious stranger, Greyson Crawford, risks his life to try and save her sister from the vicious wolf attacking their camp. When he’s bitten and disappears into the night, Morgan can only assume the worst.
Greyson shows up a year later, and he’s a different animal altogether. His eye color shifts constantly and the rumble in his throat sounds more animal than human. She hasn’t any idea where he’s been all this time, but a good guess as to what he’s become.
Grey is determined not to let the darkness of his new existence affect Morgan and the little girl in her care. He hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Morgan but knows he should stay away and let her live a normal life. That’s easier said than done, though. A new danger pulls him from the shadows to keep her safe, and he’s no wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Can she accept what lurks just below his surface? More importantly, can she survive him?
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Grey’s arms and legs were on fire, burning from his very veins, blistering every nerve ending on the way out. Why was the pain tearing through his chest? He tried to hail the woman but nothing came out except a quiet groan. Was he dying? He arched his neck toward her sister. Her body was so mangled it was all but unrecognizable as human. The girl’s eyes were open, fixed, staring back at him. She was dead. Would he die, too? What was that thing? That monster?
Maybe this was all a dream. Maybe he still slept, back in his campsite a quarter of a mile away. He’d been sleeping there only a few minutes ago. Maybe he was just having a vivid night terror and he’d wake at any moment to the relief that this wasn’t real. The girl slid over to him, but he was already panting in pain. Fire in his blood burned him up.
Her mouth moved, but he couldn’t hear anything over the roaring in his ears. Like helicopter blades, the sound drowned out everything. Her lips were full, and when his vision blurred, he tried to focus on her face. She was beautiful. Tiny. Delicate like a hummingbird. Even through spilling tears, the moss green color of her eyes was clear and compelling.
Her voice overcame the screeching in his ears. “What’s your name?”
“Greyson,” he rasped. “Greyson Crawford.” Someone should know who he was. Notify Dad what had happened there in the woods of Enchanted Rock. “What’s yours?” It was getting so hard to breathe. He had to know. He’d leave the world on her name.
“Morgan. My name’s Morgan.”
About the Author:
Tera Shanley writes in sub-genres that stretch from Paranormal Romance, to Historic Western Romance, to Apocalyptic (zombie) Romance. The common theme? She loves love. A self-proclaimed bookworm, she was raised in small town Texas and could often be found decorating a table at the local library. She currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two young children and when she isn’t busy running around after her family, she’s writing a new story or devouring a good book. Any spare time is dedicated to chocolate licking, rifle slinging, friend hugging, and the great outdoors.
For more information about Tera and her work, visit www.terashanley.com
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