Spotlight: Catching Heat Book 3 by Alison Packard

Catching Heat - FinalCatching Heat Book 3
Alison Packard
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781426897788
ASIN: B00GKBHITE
Number of pages: 267
Word Count: 87,000
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Book Description:

Life has taught Angie DeMarco that all baseball players are womanizers, and her incredible one-night stand with sexy San Francisco Blaze back-up catcher J.T. Sawyer seemed to prove it. Determined not to give in to their sizzling chemistry a second time, she’s kept her distance ever since, focusing on her accounting job with the team. But now she’s laid off…and pregnant.

J.T. was hurt by Angie’s rejection, but with one more year with the Blaze, he has no time for love. He needs to spend the off season training hard so he can negotiate a better contract with a new team at the end of the year. But when Angie shows up on his doorstep, he‘s overwhelmed by wanting to not just do right by her but pursue a relationship with her. Hoping for a second chance, he proposes.

Angie agrees to marry J.T. on one condition: the marriage will be purely a business arrangement. But as Angie spends time with him and his family, and J.T. neglects his training to spend time with her, what begins as a union in name only slowly grows into something more—something that looks a whole lot like love and friendship.

 

Excerpt:

Just after nine, J.T. left Matt and Kelly at Kamu’s and headed back to his condo. Across the street, Blaze Field was dark, but the Blaze apparel and memorabilia shop outside the stadium was open and doing brisk business. He wasn’t surprised at the turnout, the fans were still reveling in the team’s World Series win—buying up anything that had World Series Champs emblazoned on it.

Although he’d reached the pinnacle of his sport, the victory was bittersweet. His playing time had been minimal and his only significant contribution had been a double in game six—the game that had clinched the Series. That double had scored the go-ahead run and for a few exhilarating hours he’d felt like he’d made a difference. Damn it. He wanted to feel that way all the time. More than anything he wanted to move beyond being a back-up to guys like Rick Taylor and Matt. The problem was, he’d mistakenly assumed his natural talent would be all he needed. Not true. Matt had opened his eyes to that.

After entering the lobby of his building, J.T. rode the elevator up to his floor. Although the condo was nice, he wouldn’t miss it. His house in Sacramento was a lot more spacious and had a big backyard, complete with a pool and hot tub. His older brother, Jake, owned a gym and had agreed to train him during the off season. Jake assured him he would put him through his paces and knowing his brother, there would be torture involved. That tub would come in handy to soak his sore muscles.

The moment he stepped out of the elevator he saw her. A flood of hot, rough sensations slid down his spine as she turned and those mesmerizing eyes of hers locked with his. His breath caught in his throat and he silently cursed himself for still being affected by her. It had been that way since the first moment he’d laid eyes on her and from the telltale thundering of his heart, not much had changed.

Quickly gathering his scattered wits, he strode toward the woman who, for the past couple of months, had been extremely successful at avoiding him—the woman who had shared his bed for one extraordinary night and was gone before sunrise.

Angie DeMarco.

J.T. wasn’t sure why she was standing at his door and didn’t speculate on the reasons as he approached her. Her arms were crossed over her chest, obstructing his view of the ring he still hadn’t seen but knew she’d started wearing a few weeks after their night together. His gut tightened. He shouldn’t care that she was engaged—they barely knew each other. It hit him then that he didn’t know much about her, yet he was intimately acquainted with almost every inch of her slender yet curvy body.

Halting in front of her, he didn’t say a word. Instead he let his gaze wander over her face. Her skin was porcelain smooth, her cheekbones high, and her mouth, with its slight upward tilt at the corners only hinted at the beautiful smile he’d coaxed out of her that night so many weeks ago. Her dark hair spilled around her shoulders in wavy corkscrew spirals that almost begged to be touched. It was soft. It ticked him off that he remembered not only that, but every single thing about the night they’d spent together.

“What are you doing here?” he asked, more harshly than he’d intended. A twinge of guilt hit him but he quickly got over it. They’d had a one night stand—end of story.

Angie loosened her arms from over her chest to push her hair back. Something she did quite frequently. “I—I need to talk to you.” She paused, bit her lower lip and continued, “It’s important. May I come inside? I don’t want to talk about it in the hall.”

“Why not?” He fished for his keys in the pocket of his jeans. “This should be interesting,” he muttered as he unlocked the door and hit the light switch by the door as he moved inside. “Sorry about the mess. I’m packing up to head home.” He waved a hand toward the boxes still strewn around the room. Some of them were packed and taped up, but a few were still waiting to be filled.

“When are you leaving?”

“Sunday morning.” He closed the door to find Angie standing with her back to him, surveying the disaster that was his living room. It was the perfect opportunity to check out her ass, showcased to perfection in the snug black pants she wore. When she turned, he forced his gaze upward to meet hers. She had the most beautiful eyes he’d ever seen—a startling blue that reminded him of the aquamarine gemstones that glittered in the necklace his mother wore on special occasions.

“Sacramento, right?” Angie fidgeted with the strap of her purse on her shoulder, then clasped her hands together in front of her. She seemed nervous. Why?

“Yes.” J.T. set his keys on the table next to the entry. “So why are you here?”

“Now that I’m here, I’m not quite sure how to say it.” She paused and took a deep breath before exhaling. Her face had turned pale and there were dark shadows underneath her eyes. Whatever she had to say seemed to be weighing heavily on her. But what could it be? Was she sorry for avoiding him for weeks? Was she sorry she’d gotten engaged?

Angie let out another breath. “I’m pregnant.”

 

About the Author:

Alison PackardOriginally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Alison now lives in Southern Nevada where she’s still getting used to the blistering summers and slot machines in every grocery store.

When not working at the day job that pays the bills, keeps a roof over her head, and supports her book and chocolate habits, she spends most of her free time writing. But when she takes a break, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Spotlight & Gift Card GiveAway: Temptation in a Bottle

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In a Bottle Book 2
Shona Husk
Genre: paranormal romance
ISBN: 9780992423902
Word Count: 22000
Cover Artist: Helen Katsinis
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Book Description:

His only wish is to be free…

For centuries Gage has existed only to fulfill the most intimate desires of the woman who holds his bottle. Now Gage has a wish of his own—to be a real man and a have a real life even though he knows it’s an impossible dream. This time he plans to take his bottle and break it just to see what will happen.

Paramedic Sasha Watts has seen the damage falling in love does to people and she has no intention of being another of Cupid’s victims. She accidentally frees Gage without knowing what he is. After one kiss he walks away and she never expects to see him again, but the goddess Inanna has other ideas.

As punishment for breaking his bottle she erases Gage’s memory of everything but Sasha. Only Sasha can give him the life he longs for and only Gage can be the man she’s always dreamed of, but first she’ll have to open her heart and he’ll have to finish the job Inanna gave him. If he fails, he’ll cease to exist.

Excerpt:

Gage let out a breath and sucked in the cool night air as Sasha walked away. He wanted to follow but held his ground, resisting the burning in his blood to hold on to the woman who’d set him free and started the spell with a kiss. How long until it ended?

Around him, the noise of the party continued. Above him, the stars were dull pinpricks. They’d been so bright the first time he’d been summoned from his bottle. At least they were familiar—even though they were in different patterns. Despite the flood of information, he was still reeling from being brought out of the quiet bottle and thrust into a party. Noise and confusion had overwhelmed him. All he’d understood was the goddess-born compulsion to get on the bull and hold on.

He refocused on his surroundings. The machine in the middle of the yard was throwing people off like the wild animal it was supposed to be. This was definitely his strangest appearance. It topped the Venetian masquerade ball, and that had been a very odd affair with too many wishes to fulfill and too many desires to be sated.

By the time the mechanical bull had thrown him off, he’d gotten a handle on where he was and who he was supposed to be doing. Sasha. He was the man she was craving. The need to be with her and fulfilling her unspoken wish thrummed in his blood. He closed his eyes for a moment and let the new desires swirl around him.

This summoning didn’t seem too different from when he’d played a knight for a lonely Lady waiting for husband to return from a Crusade. Honor, respect and doing the right thing. He flexed his fingers. A few hundred years ago, he would’ve enjoyed playing the part.

His problem was he was tired of bit parts, even if they lasted for months. He wanted everything—or nothing. He’d heard rumors of other Inanu who’d broken the spell and been freed from their bottle to become human. He couldn’t be the man Sasha desired, or needed, not if he was going to find his own destiny. Yet his gaze searched her out in the crowd, and his feet wanted to take him to her. His body responded without thought. The need to do what he’d been released for wouldn’t leave him and would only grow worse the longer he stalled. Fighting the will of a goddess was difficult, but not impossible.

He pulled a drink—beer, a thought filled in—out of the ice. Ice. These people must be rich to be bringing that in for a party. New information corrected him as the goddess Inanna filled his head with what he needed to know. Ice was commonplace. Every house had ice.

He glanced around. Prohibition was obviously over, since everyone was drinking freely. He twisted off the cap and took a cautious sip. As the alcohol slid down his throat, he relaxed. Beer was much better cold than it was warm. Over the years, he’d learned to be cautious with food and drink. It was never what he expected or was used to, and he never ate anything unless Inanna explained what it was and filled his head with the facts. He’d learned that the hard way. Goat testicles. Delicacy, Inanna’s arse.

Now Sasha, she was a delicacy. His gaze was drawn to her by the magic that gave him life. Her short blond hair was spiked and she wore a tight pink top and a knee-length black skirt that swirled around her legs when she walked.

Gage’s hand strayed to his necklace. A tiny silver hourglass hung from a chain and rested against his chest. The green sand that timed his stay was barely moving. He had plenty of time. Although he’d made that mistake last time he was released—he’d given in to desire and dallied too long. When he’d fulfilled her needs, he’d been sucked back in to the bottle before he could gain his freedom. Not this time. He wouldn’t let it get that far with Sasha.

About the Author:

Shona HuskThree time ARRA finalist Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back. Drawing on history and myth, she writes about heroes who are armed and dangerous but have a heart of gold—sometimes literally.

With stories ranging from sensual to scorching, she is published with Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing and Sourcebooks.

You can find out more at www.shonahusk.com
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Excerpt & GiveAway: Stone Angels

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Primani Book Three
Laurie Olerich
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 978-494912000
ASIN: B00HYYJR2W
Number of pages: 488
Word Count:  150,019
Cover Artist: Angela Bauer

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Book Description:

“The path to immortality is not a simple one. You will face both crossroads and dead ends. Each choice changes destiny. Choose well.” Raphael, Archangel.

3,000 years is a long time to wait. Killian is a patient Primani. He knows the prize is worth it. He watches, he hopes, but he never interferes. The terms are clear on that–say anything at all, the promise is broken. Everything’s going according to plan until…

Sean loses his mind. Tortured by guilt, Sean walks a tightrope between two worlds. After a woman dies, he will pay the ultimate price unless someone can save him.

Mica is still Sean’s anchor. Their physical connection can’t be denied, but what of their love? Desperate to save him from falling, she risks everything she has, including Killian. How far will she go to pull him back? Every step she takes moves her farther away from Killian’s plan.

Two paths. Two destinies. One choice.

 

Excerpt:

Food or sex? Food or sex? Food or…

Offering me his hand, he bowed and said, “Come, my queen, your feast awaits you.”

Food it is then. Grinning at the unexpected playfulness, I regally presented my hand and allowed him to lead me to my seat. He poured the wine and held up his glass.

“Slainte!”

I touched my glass against his and answered, “Slainte.”

“We have another day in Paris. What would you like to do with it?” he asked while filling my plate for me.

I watched with amusement as he cut up my chicken and tore off a chunk of the warm bread. Who are you and what have you done with Killian? He sat the plate in front of me and picked up a piece of the crispy meat with his fingers. Before I could answer his question, he held the morsel to my lips. I opened my mouth like a baby bird.

Sighing with pleasure, I said, “Mm, that’s so good.”

With a grin, he sliced a piece for himself while I chewed. He slipped another piece between my lips, allowing his fingers to linger longer than necessary. A tingle of electricity wove its way down my spine and I took a calming sip of wine.

What did I want to do with him in Paris, the most romantic city in the world? That had to be a trick question. I mean really. The only thought that came to mind was sex…Of course it was hard to think of anything else with his fingertips brushing my lips and his eyes undressing me. I tried to give him a seductive stare across the table and flinched away at the flash of raw desire in his eyes. He was taking his time right now but those eyes promised no such restraint later. I was having a really hard time eating when I only wanted to drag him to the bed.

“Eat, Princess. You have to get your strength back. Did you know that sex burns off a thousand calories? When you consider your high metabolism, you’ll probably burn triple that much by the end of the night. You’re too weak for that now. Probably we should wait another week or two; just to be safe.”

I stabbed another piece of chicken and made a big show of chewing it up. After swallowing, I said, “You’re not playing fair! I can only eat so much! My stomach’s shrunk.” I speared another bite of chicken and washed it down with mineral water.

He laid his hand over mine and said, “Take your time, baby. We’ve got all night.” He traced the rune on my hand and smiled slowly. “This night’s for you. I’m going to spoil you, so just relax and let me.”

I nibbled on the bread. “You’re a mystery.”

“Why’s that?”

I was idly tracing the strong bones of his hand and enjoying the feel of his blood flowing under the surface. “You’re so powerful, but you’re so gentle with me…I know your strength, but you treat me like I might break. Why are you so good to me? I’m not fragile.”

He shrugged and offered me a tiny, sweet berry. The fruit exploded in my mouth and I couldn’t resist kissing his fingers. These little berries were ridiculously good. About the size of a thumbnail, they burst into a sweet floral juice that was very different from the strawberries in America. I could move to France just for these berries.

“You don’t need to ask me that. You should know the answer. Think with your heart, not your head.”

He tugged me to my feet and wrapped an arm around my waist. Leaning me back over his arm, he nibbled the pulse at the base of my throat. His breath was hot against my skin. He smelled of strawberries and bread and the wild forest scent that surrounded him. My head swam happily and I closed my eyes. Before lifting me upright, his mouth trailed kisses from my throat to the tie of the sarong.

“Are you okay?” he asked softly. “Your eyes are glazed.”

Groaning dramatically, I pressed against him and ran my hands underneath his shirt to feel the warm muscle there. “I’m not going to be responsible for my actions in another 30 seconds. You’re taking chances with my powers. Look! My fingers are glowing!” I wiggled the tips of my fingers. They were glowing whitely in the candlelight of the room. “I might accidently blow you up.”

With a smug glance, he said, “This is your fault. You wanted a full night with me. Are you telling me you can’t handle a full night with me?”

About the Author:

LaurieLaurie Olerich is the author of the new Primani series. Part romance, part paranormal, part adventure…Three things she can’t live without! Laurie spent most of her life in the Northeastern United States and in Western Europe. She now lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her son and Dalmatian duo, Domino and Rambo.  Desperate to escape the heat, she lives vicariously through Mica and her Primani by setting their adventures in the mountain coolness of New England and the rainy days of London. Before throwing caution to the wind and diving into a writing career, Laurie dedicated 20 years to her country by serving in the United States Air Force. Much of her time was spent around men with guns and cool toys…this explains her obsession with both.

Website: http://www.laurieolerich.com
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Spotlight & GiveAway: BURDENED BY DESIRE

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Elemental Sisters, #2
Publisher: 
The Wild Rose Press.
Worldwide release: January 31, 2014.

Jocelyn, an Elemental, is stuck between the mortal and immortal worlds, yet not quite a part of either. Her power over the elements of the Earth won’t evolve until she meets her mate. Before then she’s an easy prey and a coveted possession for the Malums Inmortalis who wish to conquer the world.

Alpha werewolf, Landon, has been living with the knowledge his fated female, the one woman created for him, is just beyond his reach. For months he’s forsaken her, refusing to accept his mate because she can never grant him a much-needed heir for his nearly extinct pack.

Despite his decision Landon finds himself drawn to Jocelyn and when an attempt is made on her life, he realizes his destiny lies with her. Can they overcome the long-held prejudices of his kind and defeat their enemies in time to find what the future holds?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

JL Sheppard picJ.L. Sheppard was born and raised in Miami, Florida where she still lives with her husband.

As a child, her greatest aspiration was to become a writer. She read often, kept a journal and wrote countless poems. She attended Florida International University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors in Communications. During her senior year, she interned at NBC Miami, WTVJ. Following the internship, she was hired and worked in the News Department for three years.

It wasn’t until 2011 that she set her heart and mind into writing her first completed novel, Demon King’s Desire, which was published in January of 2013.

Besides reading and writing, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.

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Spotlight & Giveaway: The Dragon’s Heart

Dragon's HeartThe Dragon’s Heart
Dragon Lore Series
Book One
Eden Ashe
Genre: urban fantasy romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc
Date of Publication: January 6, 2014
ISBN: 1493740148
Number of pages: 198
Word Count: 76000
Cover Artist: Renee Rocco

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Book Description:

“We’re dragons. We don’t do the mushy friend thing.” – Daniel

The dragon-shifter king will do anything to keep his mate alive…even if it means war.

After millennia as king of the dragon-shifters, Daniel Ashborne wants a little peace and quiet, especially from the beautiful Hollywood starlet who haunts his memories. His escape tactics end abruptly when he is called to the ER to save the one woman he wants to forget, but who now bears his mark.

Shelby Kincade’s life and movie career were nearly destroyed when Daniel vanished a year ago. Now he’s back, claiming they have been accidentally mated. Getting over him once was hard enough, but she must choose either the life of her dreams or the man she can’t live without. With peace finally on the horizon between the dragon-shifters and the Hunters, an assassination attempt on the dragon king and his mate shatters everything. Tensions rebuild as Daniel and his loyal team of shifters try to discover who put out the hit. Enemy and ally lines are crossed, but in the end–after the battle ash has settled–no one could have foreseen who has plotted for their own gain.

CONTENT WARNING: Graphic fight scenes, lots of great sex, and hot, hot, hot dragon men. A Lyrical Press Urban Fantasy Romance

Excerpt:

A furious Daniel towered over her.

Realizing she was in an ambulance, she scooted back on the stretcher, pulling the sheet tighter around herself. Something was very, very off. There was no pain or range of motion issue with her shoulder. There was just a blackness where the last hour should have been. Whatever was wrong with her, it ran core deep, and had everything to do with the man treating her as if she’d caused all the wrongs in his world.

She let out a pathetic snort. He had vanished on her, leaving her to face the last year alone. The media wasn’t forgiving at the best of times, and they’d had a field day–field year–with America’s Good Girl falling from grace. A dead body, and the disappearance of the man accused of the crime, was too good of a story for the media not to run around the clock for a month straight.

It didn’t make any sense why he hated her. For as much hell as he’d caused her in the last eleven months, professionally and personally, nothing had prepared her for the blast of emotions that rocked her at seeing him standing close to her again. She had no idea what to do with the realization she’d missed him. As soon as she figured out what the hell was going on, she needed deep psychological help.

“So.” She was careful to keep her left arm tucked against her stomach as she tried in vain to put more distance between them. It still didn’t hurt, but the thought of ripping the rapidly healing wound open made her queasy. She’d never been a big fan of blood. Her teeth tugged at her bottom lip as she tried not to worry about how much space he took up, even while sitting on the bench. He was huge. “You’re alive.” When he leaned forward, bringing them closer together, she tried to keep her face impassive. Her gaze dropped to the huge forearms he braced against tree trunk-sized thighs, before she snapped her attention back to his face. He was a lunatic who looked to be on the verge of major violence. She wasn’t so confused she didn’t understand the combination was a powder keg with a lit fuse. “I wasn’t sure. The police said you were gone before the ambulance ever got to the hospital.”

“Disappointed, princess?”

She almost snorted at him. She’d spent the last year hoping he was still alive, and trying not to let the uncertainty drive her out of her mind. “I didn’t get myself shot on purpose, you know. So whatever you’re mad at me about, it’s not my fault. I didn’t ask them to call you.”

“Right.” He dragged his gaze from the mark over her heart back to her face. Though she was sure she was imagining it, she could have sworn his eyes lingered on her mouth. “Just like the Hunter showing up in your bedroom was just a weird twist of fate?”

“A hunter?” She asked, certain she was missing a huge part of the conversation. “Daniel, my house was in the most exclusive part of Los Angeles. There isn’t anywhere to hunt.”

“Ryuu.”

She remembered that word from their first date. He’d told her it was an ancient dragon curse because his sister didn’t like him using cuss words. Funny. She’d thought it was sweet at the time. Now she was sure it just made him bat-shit crazy.

About the Author:

Eden AsheConvinced dragons have gotten a bad rep throughout time, and more than a little addicted to fairy tales and romance novels, Eden Ashe has decided to re-write history. In her version, the dragons are ancient warriors in tarnished armor, who not only deserve the girl in the end, but will fight forever for her.

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SHIFTER SEDUCTION BOX SET BOOK BLAST & GiveAway

Shifter Seduction Box Set

SHIFTER SEDUCTION Box Set
Eve Langlais,  Mandy Harbin, Tressie Lockwood , S. K. Yule, Crymsyn Hart, LeTeisha Newton
Genre: 
Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 569 pages
Publisher: Amira Press
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
ASIN: B00HV4B3E0

Defying Pack Law – Eve Langlais
Dana fled her pack and their laws to live on her terms, but the price of defiance was her happiness. Could it be that now older and wiser, she can accept the Lycan menage way of life? Or will jealousy and fear send her running again?

Surrounded by Pleasure – Mandy Harbin
Attorney Krista Owens hopes to lose some inhibitions and maybe, finally, her virginity. Little does she know that the men she’ll be staying with are mountain lion shifters whose instinct to mate with any available woman can turn deadly–or that the moment Toby Woods sees her, his feral side will stop at nothing to have her.

Juneau Heat – Tressie Lockwood
Shiya’s been chatting up Birk Rider online and agrees to meet him in face-to-face in Juneau, Alaska. When Birk suggests a threesome with her taking on him and his buddy Kotori Munro, she can’t say no to the sexy bear shifters, even if her family of hunters wants them dead.

Lycan Lover – S. K. Yule
A party turns deadly, and Karen is stalked into the dark night. Ancient lycan, Anthony, saves her, and an instant, undeniable chemistry ignites between them. But will the fire last after Karen sustains a bite from a rogue, and she finds out Anthony is something she thought only existed in horror stories?
Three Fur All – Crymsyn Hart
October has escaped her kidnappers only to run into the arms of two very sexy wolves. The more Mika and Elliot fight their growing attraction to her, the more they desire to show October a howling good time. Together they will risk everything to save the woman they love before everything explodes around them.

Theirs to Claim – LeTeisha Newton
Zelina thought she was sworn off dating–until she woke up between a naked set of twins. Rion and Quin are determined to prove that Zelina is their mate in any way they can. If that means keeping her in bed–under them, over them, or between them–so be it.

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LeTeisha Newton

LeTeisha NewtonNational Bestselling author LeTeisha Newton is the author of a plethora of novels ranging from hot Interracial Erotica, Paranormal biters, Fantasy, and Urban Fantasy genres. She’s known for her extensive knowledge of shifter cultures, even outside of the generic werewolves and vampires, crazy world-building, and making shapeshifters feel like they are living right next door.That has led to her being dubbed the Shifter Queen. Some of her series include the best-selling Claimed and Taken Series.

Blog: http://leteisha.wordpress.com
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MANDY HARBIN:

Mandy HarbinMandy Harbin is the author of several books across multiple romance genres that range from contemporary to paranormal erotic romance. Her books include the award winning Darkest Sin, an erotic romantic suspense and first in the new Darkest series. Mandy also continues to work on her Possession series, which explores BDSM elements with Digital Possession being the series starter, and the ever popular Woods Family series, which began with the best seller Surrounded by Woods. She lives in a small Arkansas town with her family and can be reached via:

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EVE LANGLAIS

eve langlaisHello, my name is Eve. I’m a stay at home mom who works as a webmistress/customer service rep. In between juggling my three kids, hubby, and housework, I write romance–usually with werewolves or aliens lol.
Born in British Columbia, as a military brat, I have lived a little bit everywhere–Quebec, New Brunswick, Labrador, Virginia (USA) and finally, Ontario. My family and I currently live just outside Ottawa.
I love to write, and while I don’t always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a HEA.

Website: http://evelanglais.com/
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Crymsyn Hart

crymsyn heart picCrymsyn Hart’s worlds are filled with luscious vampires, gorgeous gods, quirky witches, and everything else that goes bump in the night. Hell, there is even a delicious cheesecake god floating around, but if I were you I wouldn’t eat his brownie cheesecake.

Crymsyn worked as a psychic for many years in Boston while attending Emerson College. She graduated with a BFA in Writing, Literature, & Publishing. Crymsyn shares her life with a small zoo, two playful puppies and her hubby Mark. If you come after dark, you’re more then likely to find her snuggled up with a gory horror movie, or a bloody vampire movie.

Crymsyn has a collection of Living Dead Dolls and five bookshelves overflowing with books. Of course there’s always room for more.

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Tresse Lockwood:

Tressie LockwoodTressie Lockwood graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She has always loved books and enjoys writing about heroines who are overcoming the trials of life. She writes straight from her heart, reaching out to those who find it hard to be completely themselves no matter what anyone else thinks. Her favorite sub-genre in romance is paranormal, specifically shape-shifters. Can’t get enough of them! Tressie lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her two sons, one dog, and one cat.

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 S. K. Yule:

skyuleI live in a very small town of 150 people in Central Illinois with my husband and my dogs (which are my furry kids). I have been writing now for about four years. I have written paranormal romance, werewolf romance, demon romance, contemporary romance, historical romance menage, and erotic novellas.

My favorite month is October, and I love anything spooky, paranormal, supernatural, unnatural . . . well, you get the idea.

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Interview & GiveAway with G.L. Ross author of Turbulent Passion

Turbulent Passion by G.L. Ross Interview Questions #2

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.
Book one of the Flyboy Trilogy is Turbulent Passion, which happens to be my first contemporary romance. The Flyboy Trilogy is a suspenseful, sexy, love story centered around the airline industry.

How long did it take you to write?
Turbulent Passion evolved four times over two and a half years. The final take actually came to me in a dream, which is why Lance’s story unfolds from his dreams.

What inspired you to write this story?
Initially I wrote this book as a message for women. I want women to know it is okay, actually honorable, to wait for real love rather than lust. Yes, sex is enjoyable, but making love is out of this world. The story evolved into a suspenseful, humorous, love story; a story that is fun to read, a story that causes you to laugh and cry out loud. A story that makes you search for your significant other.

Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?
Definitely Captain Lance Miller. Lance is an arrogant manwhore you want to despise, but you can’t help but love him because of the little boy hidden inside him craving love and acceptance. Lance is every woman’s dream, he is a sexual god who will put your satisfaction first, his body makes you drool, his voice makes you pant, he will ride in on his white horse and save you, he will do all of this but only after he checks his hair in the mirror! Lance is yummy, but he knows it which is a turn off, yet at the same time quite humorous. One reader wrote to me, “I love Lance. He is hot, but so in love with himself I have to laugh. I swear if Lance could do himself he would!” Creating Lance is fun because I know so many men like him. Men who are alpha male, arrogant, gorgeous manwhores who literally fall apart when they meet the one woman meant for them. Men will change; improve, but only for one woman – their soul mate.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
I was a singer and dancer at Six Flags Over Texas while in college. I performed in the Southern Palace & Crazy Horse Saloon. I love music! I love entertaining.

If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
If the person doesn’t have to still be living I would say Marilyn Monroe. It would be so fun to be the sexiest woman ever for one day! If the person needs to be alive I would either want to be Oprah or Barbra Streisand. As Oprah I would share my wealth with many foundations and agencies, be very philanthropic. If I were “Babs” I would hold a huge concert and sing my heart out!

If you were stranded on an isolated island, what’s the one book you’d absolutely wish to have with you?
The Dummies Survival Guide for being Stranded on an Isolated Island.

Do you collect things, like stamps, or key chains, or shoes?
I collect giraffes! I love them!

Favorite food for breakfast?
Hmmm my mind is going several directions…Hee-hee. I guess French toast with powdered sugar and cinnamon. (Delivered by Lance, if possible) 

What is your favorite time of day?
Late at night when the house is quiet. I love crawling into bed with a good book.

As a writer, if you could turn back in time and do things differently, would you? What would you change?
I would advertise the book several months in advance prior to release…But, better late than never…right?

Turbulent Passion coverTurbulent Passion
The Flyboy Trilogy
G.L. Ross
Print Length: 213 pages
ASIN: B00GSRF5UE
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Book Description:

Bold, arrogant, and gorgeous are three words which describe the playboy of International Air, Captain Lance Miller. Unbeknownst, to everyone touching Lance’s life, is the fact Lance harbors a secret, a secret which continues to affect his relationship with all women. Love and trust do not exist in Lance’s world, only lust, sex, dominance, and an occasional busty blond.

Naïve, new hire, Flight Attendant, Lisa Price recently graduated from college and is desperately searching for her destiny, a destiny which at this time does not include a man, especially a pilot. Lisa is driven to succeed in all areas of her life, but she too has a secret. A secret she must choose to be embarrassed by or to honorably embrace.

Is it possible these polar opposites will find passion and trust in each other’s arms, enabling them to relinquish control and share their secrets, or is their attraction far too turbulent to pursue?

Discover Lance & Lisa’s secrets in Book One of the Flyboy Trilogy: Turbulent Passion.
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About the Author:

GL RossG.L. Ross is a proud, sixth generation, native Texan. As a true Southern Belle, G.L. has always dreamt of the “happily ever after,” the prince riding in on the white horse sweeping her off her feet. She hasn’t found “Prince Charming” – yet (always an optimist) – but finds him every time she writes about her characters “happily ever after” endings.

Her motto in life is to “always find the good” in every person and situation.

Whether through laughter, prayer, or a glass of wine or vodka, G.L. finds the good in life and shares her sense of humor, love, and adventure in her stories. Take flight with Lance & Lisa in Turbulent Passion, the first book in the Flyboy Trilogy.

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Book trailers may be posted and voted on thru March 17th. Voting will end at midnight CST on March 17, 2014. The winner will be announced March 18, 2014 via facebook, twitter, and my website http://www.GLRoss.com

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Spotlight & $50 G.C. GiveAway with a complete Sentinel Short Story from Alexandra Ivy

Born in BloodBORN IN BLOOD
The Sentinels, Book #1
Publisher:  Zebra
Publication Date:  December 31, 2013
ISBN-13:  978-1-4201-2514-6

In a stunning new series, Alexandra Ivy lures readers into the dark, seductive world of the Sentinels—humans outcast by their hidden abilities, treading the line between life and death, good and evil, pleasure and pain. . .

In The Heart Of Darkness

Sergeant Duncan O’Conner has seen it all before. Beautiful erotic dancer, murdered at home, no suspect, no motive. But there’s one clue: she’s missing her heart. It’s enough to make the hard-bitten Kansas City cop enlist the help of a necro–one of the dead-channelling freaks who live in the domed city of nearby Valhalla. It’s a long shot, but desperate crimes call for desparate measures.

Lies The Kiss Of Death

Unlike the other “high-bloods” in Valhalla, Callie Brown considers her abilities a gift, not a curse. But when she reads the dancer’s final thoughts, she senses a powerful presence blocking her vision. This is no ordinary homicide. This is the work of a legendary necromancer who controls souls. A ravenous force that will put Callie’s skills to the test, O’Conner’s career at risk, and both their hearts on the line. . .literally.

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ABOUT ALEXANDRA:

Alexandra Ivy PicAlexandra Ivy is the New York Times bestselling author of the Guardians of Eternity series, the Immortal Rogues series and the Sentinels.

Alexandra graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She currently lives in Missouri with her extraordinarily patient husband and teenage sons.

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A SENTINEL LOVE STORY
By
Alexandra Ivy
ENTIRE STORY
Parts One – Ten

It was the twenty guns pointed at Jayne Burnelli’s head that convinced her that this was a very bad, truly terrible idea.

Okay, there were also the six massive tattooed Sentinels who were sizing her up as if they were deciding how big a hole they needed to dig to hide her body.

Sweat trickled down her spine as she pressed herself against one of the large trees that surrounded the lake.

Dammit.  She’d known that it was going to be difficult to sneak into Valhalla.  Like most people she’d heard the rumors about the massive compound in the Midwest that was the central safe-house for those people too unique to live among normal society.

The high-bloods, as the freaks preferred to be called, had wrapped layers of magic around the vast home where witches, psychics, necromancers, Sentinels and God only knew what else roamed the grounds.

But Jayne had been determined to find a way past the protective dome that hid the buildings from view.

What choice did she have?  Her younger brother, Charlie, had been taken through the front door several hours ago, and she had tried calling him a dozen times without answering her phone calls.  How could she know he was settling in?

At fifteen, Charlie was ten years younger than her and was so kind, so innocent, so sweetly vulnerable that Jayne found it impossible to give up her role as protector.   She’d been doing it since he his talents started to manifest.

Her parents had been horrified when he’d started healing small animals, just with his touch.  And then later, when he’d reversed an infection that’d threatened Jayne’s life.  They’d tried to hide their distress at the fact that their son was a high-blood, as did the neighbors, but Charlie had always known that they’d feared him.   It was only natural for Jayne to step in and guard him from those who couldn’t appreciate his extraordinary gifts.

Which was the only reason she hadn’t slammed the door in Anton Valik’s face the first time he’d shown up, claiming he was a representative from Valhalla.  He was a part of some mysterious order that tracked down high-bloods and he promised there was a place for Charlie where he would be surrounded by people who were like him.

Over the next month Anton had been a regular visitor to her small apartment on the outskirts of Boston, his exotic beauty making her forget how to breath as he’d gently put Charlie through a series of tests and, at the same time, earning his trust.  Eventually he’d invited Charlie to travel to Valhalla where he could learn how to control his powers.

Jayne couldn’t deny her brother the opportunity to fulfill his destiny.  Even if it ripped out her heart to have him taken away.  So she’d dutifully brought him to Valhalla and watched him walk away.  But she couldn’t leave.  Not until she was absolutely, positive they would treat him well.

It’d seemed perfectly reasonable until she found herself facing certain death.

Now she struggled to keep her knees from buckling in abject terror.

If she was going to face the firing line, she was going to do it on her feet.

Then, without warning, the crowd of Sentinels parted and a tall, man strolled toward her.

Anton Valik.

Her heart slammed against her ribs at the sight of the painfully beautiful high-blood.  It wasn’t just his shoulder-length, dark hair that framed his finely chiseled face that sent electric jolts of awareness through her.  Or the pale eyes that shimmered like silver in the moonlight.   Or even the hard, utterly lickable body that was shown to advantage beneath the thin, v-neck sweater and black silk slacks.

It was the way he looked at her as if he were seeing straight to her soul.

At the moment, his disconcerting silver gaze was locked on her pale face as he came to a halt directly in front of her.  Instantly Jayne could catch the scent of clean, male body and some delicious cologne that made her think of hot tropical nights and even hotter sex.

Oh…damn.

Now was not the time to indulge in her very X-rated fantasies of Anton Valik.

“Looking for me, sweetheart?” he murmured, his husky voice rubbing over her skin like a physical caress.  “I knew you couldn’t stay away.”

A portion of her terror was replaced by embarrassment at the snorts of laughter from the watching soldiers.

Okay, she was in the wrong, but he didn’t have to make her sound like a crazed stalker.

“Actually, I was looking for the Justice League,” she mocked, waving a hand toward the gathered men.  “And I found them.  Well, except for Aqua Man.  I assume he’s in the lake.”

She swiftly regretted her taunting words as a prickle of heat filled the air.  Shit.  When would she learn to keep her big mouth shut?  It was the reason she’d recently been laid off from the law office.  Then again, she wasn’t going to tolerate sexual harassment, even if it did cost her a job.

A mysterious smile curved Anton’s lips as he lifted his hand.  There was a short, startled pause before the lethal warriors silently melted back into the night.

Jayne released her breath on a low hiss, deeply relieved she wasn’t about to be fed to the wolves.  Or in this case…the Sentinels.

But her relief was cut short as Anton took another step forward, his sexual potency a gravitational force that threatened to suck her under.

No man should be so freaking gorgeous.

He reached to tuck a stray curl behind her ear.  “You didn’t really think you could sneak past our defenses, did you?”

She hunched a shoulder, deeply regretting her brown hair that was pulled in a ponytail and the predictable dark eyes that came with her Italian heritage.   She wasn’t ugly.  She was…plain.  Ordinary.  Just once she wished she could be the sort of woman that made a man like Anton look at her as if she were more than an unwelcome intruder.

“Only a place that has something to hide goes to such insane efforts to keep people out,” she accused, trying to remind herself why she was there.

This was all about Charlie.

Wasn’t it?

“We have nothing to hide, but a great deal to protect,” he countered, his gaze skimming down to land on her mouth, lingering there as if he was considering what it would feel like to kiss her.  She shivered.  Yes, please.   His fingers moved to stroke over her heated cheek.  “It’s amazing how many norms assume we’re savage mutants who are a threat to the world.”

Her mouth went dry.  She’d been desperately aware of Anton since he’d arrived on her doorstep.  Now she struggled not to make an idiot of herself.

No throwing yourself at the sumptuous, edible male

“I don’t think you’re a threat to the world,” she muttered.

His thumb traced her bottom lip.  “But you don’t trust us.”

“You have my brother.”

“We don’t have him,” he protested, his voice oddly absent.  As if his thoughts were distracted.  “Charlie came here of his own free will, as you well know.”

He wasn’t the only one distracted.  Jayne struggled to breathe as he explored her face with the tips of his fingers.

What was he doing?  Was it a high-blood thing?

She tried to pretend the light caress wasn’t sending tingles of arousal pulsing through her body.

“It’s true he agreed to come to Valhalla.”  Jayne was forced to halt and clear her throat.  “But that doesn’t mean he’s happy here.”

He traced the shell of her ear.  Jayne swallowed her groan.

“If you’re worried why didn’t you go to the front entrance and ask to see him,” he demanded.

“Because I couldn’t be certain he could speak freely.”

The silver eyes abruptly narrowed.  “Ah.  Do you suspect torture or mind control?”

“Don’t mock me,” she muttered, telling herself to pull away.

Of course she didn’t.  The pleasure of his touch was like an addiction that she had no intention of resisting.

God.  How long had it been since she’d been attracted to a man?  It felt like years.  And never, ever had she’d ever encountered one that had captivated her with a single glance.

“Do you know what I think?”  His fingers skimmed down the length of her neck, a satisfied smile curving his lips as they found the pulse that thundered at the base of her throat.

Damn.  He knew exactly what he was doing to her.  The realization gave her the strength to knock away his hand, a scowl marring her brow.

“Do I have a choice?” she growled, frustration humming through her tense body.

“I think you had to sneak in because Charlie didn’t want to see you.”

She stiffened, still raw from the fear that he might actually be right.

“Charlie loves me.”

The starkly beautiful features abruptly softened, the silver gaze peering deep into her eyes.

“Of course he does, but he’s fifteen years old and he’s a boy.”

Her scowled deepened.  “What’s that supposed to mean?”

“He’s tired of being smothered by his older sister.”

Anton watched the flash of temper darken Jayne’s eyes with an unexplainable fascination.  As always, he was shocked by his intensity of his reaction to this female.

It’d happened the second he’d caught sight of her.  She’d opened her front door and he felt his desire to possess her hit him like a physical blow.

If it hadn’t been so raw, so all-consuming, he might have tried to squash the unexpected bonding.  He was a man who’d always enjoyed his independence.  His position as a Searcher meant that he traveled the world seeking out high-bloods, ensuring they weren’t a danger to themselves or others.  It gave him the opportunity to enjoy pleasures from a wide variety of locations.

Food, culture…women.

He happily indulged all his senses.

Until last month when he arrived in Boston and Jayne Burnelli had exploded his world.

Her chin tilted to an adorably militant angle.  Jayne would never be a push-over.  She was intelligent, opinionated, and fiercely loyal,

The sort of woman who would never allow him to dominate her.

And he found her strength as sexy as hell.

“I don’t smother him.”

“Of course you do.”  He held up a hand as her eyes narrowed with fury.  “Don’t get me wrong.  It was an admirable when he was young.  Very few high-bloods are blessed with a family who can accept a freak.”

“Charlie isn’t a freak.”

“I’m well aware that Charlie is a talented healer who will be a welcomed member of Valhalla,” he assured her, understanding that it was hard for her to accept that the child she’d devoted her life to protecting was now safe and able to stand on his own.  But for both Charlie and Jayne’s sake, she needed to give him the space to become his own man.  “I’m also aware he’s excited to have a measure of independence and wouldn’t be particularly eager to meet with his overprotective sister mere hours after he managed to untie the apron strings.”

Pain flashed through her beautiful eyes the precise shade of melted chocolate.   They perfectly matched the satin brown hair she kept pulled away from her perfect oval face that was more striking than beautiful.

Dressed in a pair of faded jeans and a casual sweatshirt, she barely looked legal.  Thankfully, he’d already known she was twenty five before arriving in Boston.  Otherwise he might have retreated back to Valhalla and had a Sentinel beat some sense into him.

“I just need to know he’s okay,” she husked.

Anton reached to wrap his hand around her nape, gently urging her toward him.  He knew he was pushing against her boundaries, but dammit, he was tired of waiting.

He’d traveled to Boston a dozen times over the past month.  He’d left her his personal phone number.  He’d even gone to her ex-boss’s house after learning of his harassment to promise him a slow, painful castration if he so much as glanced at Jayne again.  Okay, she didn’t know that part and never would.  But still she’d kept him at a distance.

And that was…unacceptable.

“He’s fine,” he murmured, his thumb stroking the tense muscle that ran down the side of her neck.  “And already making friends.”

She shivered, allowing him to tug her close enough her breasts were brushing his chest.

“You’ve seen him?”

Their gazes meshed, a savage hunger pulsing between them.  “Of course,” his voice was thick…jagged.  “I promised you I wouldn’t let anything happen to him.  You can trust me.”

“I…” she bit her lip, making him swallow a groan.  He wanted to be nibbling that lush, sexy mouth.  “I do trust you,” she forced herself to admit, sucking in a deep breath.  “I suppose I leave—”

“Do you know the penalty of trespassing on Valhalla lands?” he abruptly interrupted.

She was talking about leaving.

No.  Not gonna happen.

“Do you plan on throwing me in the dungeons?”

A slow, wicked smile curved his lips.  The only place she was going was his bed.  The sooner the better.

“That depends,” he murmured, wrapping an arm around her waist.  The light brush of her breasts against his chest was sending shockwaves of need through his body.

He wanted to strip off her sweatshirt and cup the lush beauty of her breasts.  To kiss her smooth golden skin from head to toe.  To crawl between her legs and taste her sweet honey.

Her eyes dilated, almost as if she could read his wicked thoughts.  “Depends on what?”

“Whether you tell me the truth,” he said.

“The truth about what?”

He reached to tug the scrunchy from her hair, delighting in the tumble of dark satin that fell past her shoulders.

“Why you came here.”

Jayne sucked in a shaky breath, clearly struggling to keep track of the conversation.  Good.  He wanted her in his thrall.  So hot and hungry for his touch she couldn’t speak.

“Is that a trick question?” she managed to rasp.

“Charlie was your excuse,” he murmured, his head slowly lowering.

She trembled, her body soft and pliant as he pressed her against his hard body.  “What are you implying?”

His lips brushed delicately over her mouth.  Pleasure zinged through him.  Christ.  She tasted of rich, dark chocolate and female temptation.

“That you came to see me.”

“You…”  She struggled to speak, her hands landing against his chest.  “Are an arrogant ass.”

“Not arrogant.”  He used his tongue to trace her bottom lip.  He’d fantasized about this delicious, sexy mouth a dozen times over the past month.  Now he found it was just as soft and silky as he’d dreamed.  “Hopeful,” he admitted with blunt honesty.

Jayne was trying to be offended.

After all, Anton had just implied that she’d driven a thousand miles, and then risked her life to sneak into Valhalla, just to catch sight of him.  And the fact she suspected he was right should only have increased her annoyance.

Instead she was drowning in the intoxicating pleasure of being held against his hard, utterly male body.

Or at least until he whispered those fateful words against her lips.

Her heart thundered as she tilted back her head to meet his astonishing silver gaze.  “What did you say?”

His mouth twisted with rueful smile.  “Don’t act surprised, sweetheart.  I did a piss-poor job of hiding my interest in you.”

She shook her head.  “You never said anything.”

“Did I have to?”  He nipped her lower lip.  “Surely you knew that once Charlie had been approved to enter Valhalla there was no need for me to visit your home?”

Her heart stuttered to a halt before surging back into gear, racing at a frantic pace.  Was it possible that this beautiful, completely unattainable male had truly noticed her as more than Charlie’s older sister?

“You said you wanted to make sure we felt comfortable with Charlie’s upcoming move,” she breathed, her voice husky with the emotions she’d suppressed for the past four weeks.

“I wanted…”  A slow, lingering kiss.  “You.”

“Oh.”

“Oh?”  He lifted his head to study her with a piercing gaze.  “That’s all you have to say?”

She held his gaze, too terrified to admit how deeply she needed him.

“What do you want from me?”

“I’ve told you.”  His expression was somber, his eyes revealing a hint of vulnerability that she’d never expected to glimpse.  “The truth.”

The truth.

Such simple words that made her entire body tremble with fear.

“Okay, I did hope I might see you tonight,” she managed to admit, knowing he needed to hear the words.

His pride would never allow him to pursue her if he thought she truly wasn’t interested.

He frowned, hearing the reluctance in her voice.  “Does it bother you that I’m a high-blood?”

She was shaking her head before he could finish speaking, her hands lifting to frame his beautiful face.

“Of course not,” she assured him, horrified he’d misread her own insecurities.  “The only thing that bothers me is the fear I might not see you again.”

The confession hung in the air, then with a choked groan, Anton had her wrapped in a grip that squeezed the air from her lungs as his lips claimed hers in a kiss that demanded utter surrender.

Incandescent pleasure exploded through Jayne as she wrapped her arms around his neck, her fingers thrusting into the thick satin of his hair.

Oh…hell.

It was even better than she’d dreamed.

Jayne lost track of time as she reveled in Anton’s heated passion, her stomach muscles clenching as she felt the unmistakable thrust of his arousal.  It was the distant sound of a hooting owl that at last brought them back to reality.

Lifting his head, Anton studied her with a brooding gaze.  “Not that I don’t appreciate you’re creative approach in trying to sneak past our barriers, but I left my number for you.  Why didn’t you just call?”

She blushed.  “Why didn’t you?”

His thumb brushed her lips still throbbing from his kisses.  “I knew you would come.”

She arched a brow.  “You think you’re so irresistible?”

“If not me, then Charlie would eventually lure you into my web,” he murmured.

“Web?”  She sucked in a deep breath, savoring his heady male scent.  “That’s an interesting choice of words.”

“A web doesn’t release its prey.”  His arms tightened as she gave a small shiver.  “Are you afraid?”

“Never of you,” she assured him, knowing that it would take time to get used to the powerful emotions that thundered through her.

He held her gaze.  “You’ll stay?”

She didn’t hesitate.  “For how long?”

A smile that made her heart stop curled his lips.  “Eternity sounds about right.”

“Eternity.”  She went on pulled his head down, not even close to being done with his delicious kisses.  “That does sound right.”

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Book Blast & GiveAway: ONE FOR KAMI

ONE FOR KAMI coverOne For Kami series
Under contract with Astraea Press.
With added scenes that include Ian’s side of the story,
the new One for Kami is coming January 7, 2014 and will become a series!

Kami crosses dimensions to find true love, but her heart’s desire never left home.

Kami is faced with a heartbreaking truth; instead of being a member of the poor lower class who are allowed only one spouse, she finds  the love of her life is an elite and bound by law to wed three wives to do his part to eliminate the poverty-stricken condition of their world. How can she stand to share him? Why can’t he be poor the way she thought he was when she fell in love with him?

Desperate and determined to find a realm that doesn’t have such dictates, she travels to dimension Three-Two-Three to begin her search.  But is love truer in a place that only allows one spouse than it is in Ian’s heart?

AVAILABLE NOW:

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

CharleneA.Wilson 1200x800Charlene A. Wilson is an author of tales that take you to other dimensions. She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue to immerse you into the lives of her characters.

She began writing in her early teens when her vivid dreams stayed with her long after she had them. The characters and worlds were so amazing she brought them to life through her books.

Charlene resides in a small community in Arkansas, USA, with her two beautiful daughters, husband, and a very chatty cockatiel named Todder.

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Spotlight & GiveAway: Desprite Measures

Desprite MeasuresEBOOKDesprite Measures
The Caledonian Sprite Series
Book 1
Deborah Jay
Genre:Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 95,000
Cover Artist:Alexandria N. Thompson

Book Description:

On the surface she’s a cute and feisty blonde, a slender pocket rocket fitness coach. But Cassiopeia Lake has a secret; she’s really a force of nature – an elemental.

Water sprite, Cassie, has lived undisturbed in her native Scottish loch for eons. Now, one encounter too many with modern plumbing has driven her to live in human guise along with her selkie boyfriend, Euan. It’s all going fine – until a nerdy magician captures Cassie to be an unwilling component in his crazy dangerous experiment.

Escape is only Cassie’s first challenge.

She’s smitten by her fellow prisoner, the scorching hot fire elemental, Gloria. But how do you love someone you can never touch?

And what do you do when your boyfriend starts to hero-worship your persecutor? Not to mention that tricky situation of being the prize in a power contest between two rival covens of witches.

So when Gloria’s temper erupts and she sets out to murder the magician, can Cassie keep her loved ones safe from the cross-fire, or will she be sucked into the maelstrom of deadly desires and sink without trace?

Excerpt:

I watched warily as the salamander settled to the car park, blackening the concrete and immolating a few dry twigs. He was close enough that I could feel his intense heat, and I had to narrow my eyes to cope with the brightness. A scorching smell wafted across the open car park.

In much the same way as I had done, he metamorphosed into human form. His fiery light dimmed as the flames wrapped in on themselves, going solid and dark. Clothes formed over rich chocolate skin and my breath caught as the transformation completed.

I was looking at the most stunning woman I could imagine.

“But you’re female!” I protested.

It was centuries since I’d heard even rumour of a female Salamander. I fought to get my head around this new wrinkle as unexpected sensations coursed through me. My knees shook and my heart fluttered. I struggled to breathe. But for my years of practice, I’d have wondered if I’d fashioned a faulty body.

I knew I hadn’t.

She was breathtaking. From the tips of her dainty red toenails in their golden peep-toe mules to the top of her dense cornrows plaited with shining gold beads and woven into an elaborate crown, she was gorgeous. I’ve had my fair share of lovers of both sexes, and of different species, but this salamander was different; I had to have her.

Yet I could never go within feet of her for fear of wiping a whole country off the map.

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About the Author:

Deborah JayDeborah Jay writes fast-paced fantasy adventures featuring quirky characters and multi-layered plots – just what she likes to read.

Living mostly on the UK South coast, she has already invested in her ultimate retirement plan – a farmhouse in the majestic, mystery-filled Scottish Highlands where she retreats to write when she can find time. Her taste for the good things in life is kept in check by the expense of keeping too many dressage horses, and her complete inability to cook.

Her debut novel, epic fantasy THE PRINCE’S MAN, first in a trilogy and winner of a UK Arts Board award, was published in July 2013, with THE PRINCE’S SON due out summer 2014.

Urban fantasy, DESPRITE MEASURES, is the opening novel of the five book CALEDONIAN SPRITE SERIES.

She also has non-fiction equestrian titles published in her professional name of Debby Lush.

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