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Dresdan Coven, #1 (enovella)
Re-Publication Date: April 28, 2013
 Elaina was once a tracker of Dresdan, an ancient species of vampire. For years, she served District 5, whose prime agenda is to create a new race of humans. As a result of misguided politics and greed, the District becomes corrupted from the inside out. Before Elaina can expose the truth, District 5 discovers that her blood type contains the elements to create a successful hybrid. She becomes the hunted, but protection is found while in the presence of one vampire… Vicq won’t rest until he destroys District 5 and their immoral experiments are halted. Too many Dresdan have been captured and exterminated, threatening their existence and painting them all as animals. As he plans his attack against District 5, master vampire Russo orders his death for violating a prime law of Dresdan. But Vicq is not ready to cease existing…especially since he’s found salvation with Elaina.

With very few on their side, Elaina and Vicq must cultivate a plan to ward off their enemies. In the process, they find lust, love, and new meaning to their special bond.

 *This title was previously published, but has been extensively revised and re-edited and includes new and extended scenes.*

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When Elaina spun around, the next events happened like flash animation in rapid succession right before her eyes.

The Dresdan caught the humans by surprise, rushing up behind them and grabbing them both by the throat. They were stunned and—like her—unprepared for this ravenous predator.

Just as she was about to make a break for it, a gun fell from one of the victims’ hands and skidded across the pavement. The other man gripped a rope. Had these two actually been pursuing her?

She scurried backwards nearly tripping over her own feet, yet her eyes would not leave the scene.

The vampire must have held them in a death vice. All she saw were the whites of their eyes, and a large dark shadow behind them. The creature honed in and struck the first victim in the jugular, sucking the life right out of him. The second victim’s arms and legs began to shake and then he was completely still.

Damn. The Dresdan had drained one while choking the other.

It tossed their limp carcasses in the grass along the sidewalk. From deep behind the shadows, he eyed her—the main course. Deep crimson eyes burned bright like fire. The ends of the trench coat it wore fanned outward with the breeze. It was moving toward her.

Her legs finally obeyed and she fled, the wind whipping across her ankles as if urging her to hurry. She shrugged off her long pea coat in an attempt to run faster. Her heels knocked the pavement, echoing against the stone walls.

Every day she parked on the same level, but tonight it seemed like she had to cross mountains to get to her SUV. Taking the elevator was not an option, of course. Standing still for even one second would be disastrous.

Elaina heard the familiar swooshing sound the Dresdan made just before they shifted from one place to the next. The sound was closer than before. He was gaining in on her.

Her heart pumped frantically and her lungs burned from exertion. She picked up pace, pushing herself to reach her destination. Her Tahoe sat in the corner. The last one on the right within what was now a desolate parking garage. If she died tonight by the hands of a vampire, it was likely that no one would find her body until morning when it was cold and rigid with death.

The moment she thought she’d reached her SUV successfully, the Dresdan unfolded in front of her, blocking her path. He was huge, and her eyes leveled with the lower portion of his chest.

Before she could raise her gaze higher to confirm, he reached for her. He grasped her by the waist and lifted her off her feet. She opened her mouth to scream, but a gloved hand clasped over her lips.

Elaina kicked her feet, connecting sharp-heeled pumps to her captor’s shins. She might as well have been fighting with a sumo wrestler. His grip was firm. Her cries were muffled by his grainy leather glove and she focused on wriggling out of his grasp. No mistaking what he was now. The spicy ancient aroma gave him away.

Dresdan, for sure.

Her captor lowered her heels to the pavement and his massive frame pushed her back into the metal pole behind her. The hard beam felt alien digging against her spine. Her eyes turned left and right looking for a savior. Someone. Anyone. Still, he pressed his palm to her mouth, preventing her speech. The SUV was only a few feet away, but she’d failed to reach it.

Elaina strained to peer up at him, but the height of her captor prevented this. Only the black shirt stretched over his taut chest muscles could be seen from her line of sight. He bent down further so close that his chin touched her forehead, and then he inhaled deeply.

Oh, my God. She would die. Tonight.

“When I let my hand up, you keep your trap shut,” her captor hissed into the side of her face.

She sucked in another breath and clasped her fingers onto the chilly metal behind her. Her heart drummed like the consistent cadence of a marching band. Dammit, she was stronger than this! Had she turned into a wimp after all this time?

“You got that?” it demanded when she didn’t answer.

She squeezed her eyes shut and nodded her head.

“You scream…we’ll both be executed.”

His harsh warning tone frightened her, but she bounced her head in agreement once again.

Executed? Those were the only words that registered.

He straightened his posture and slowly lifted his hand from her mouth. She parted her lips, taking a gulp of fresh air. It burned her lungs as she recovered from lack of oxygen.

Gradually, she lifted her chin, then her eyes to identify the brute. Red glowing orbs glared down at her. The rest of him—a black shadow in the night.

On her next exhale, she released a belated scream.

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Multi-published author Ambrielle Kirk writes erotic, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. Ambrielle lives in Atlanta, GA where she works in the accounting and finance industry. She holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting. Since graduation she’s worked in the public and private accounting sectors. She is the wife of a loving husband, and the mother of a beautiful girl. She works and writes full-time.  A bestselling author in several sub-genres at ARe and Amazon, she has also earned a 2012 Swirl Award in the paranormal category. She’s a PAN member of RWA, FF&P special interest chapter of RWA, and co-founder and treasurer of Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural special interest chapter of RWA. Ambrielle Kirk is also an admin at the blog, IRMC Books.

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Spotlight: DEMON A LA MODE


The Book Waitress, #3
DemonALaMode_300  Camille Dutton thinks she can save the world. But a rogue ice demon has no intention of letting her. At least not the way she’s planned. Forced to hide out from Satan, they find much in common even though they couldn’t be more different. Sparks fly as an undeniable force draws them together and they find out just how necessary he is to Camille’s life.

Complications abound as they return to the library. Derek and friends are none too pleased with the new addition to their group. With Hell’s portal opened and beasties passing through every day, there isn’t time to soothe emotions. Can the ice demon be trusted? Will this fragile group fall to pieces and allow Satan to gain control over the world? Or will they rise up stronger and with new resolve?
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It was the mystique of Arizona’s history and landscape that called to Deena and catapulted her career as an author. When she’s not writing romance and urban fantasy in the wee small hours of the morning or in the deep, dark of night, Deena teaches language arts to middle school students. She currently lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband and two children, but New Jersey will always tug at her heartstrings. She believes in angels and loves connecting with her fans, so find her at
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December 2012 marked the one-year anniversary of the Making Connections group. Since then, we have grown beyond our imagination. Not only have we listed almost 850 books in the original Making Connections group for review, we have also branched off and made a Young Adult group with 200 books listed for review.

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Tour Give Away & Review of Haunted Laird by Tara Nina

This book is for adults 18 and over!!

For USA Buyers of Double Dilemma, Portal to Passion and  Night Prey will be mailed both a signed cover flat and a signed book plate for their book. All other USA buyers Tara Nina books purchased will get a signed book plate.  Please email a copy of your purchase receipt to along with your mailing address.

Giveaway:  2 $20.00 Amazon Gift Cards  signed books 1- Eyes of Stone, 1- Silken Delights, 1-Portal to Passion.

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Haunted Laird by Tara Nina

Book four in the Cursed MacKinnons series.


Lynn’s ghost-hunting trip in Scotland takes an unpleasant turn when she’s kidnapped from her camp by a group of men rambling about curses and a brotherhood. In a daring escape, Lynn falls over a cliff and awakens in a cave being guarded by a ghost, who insists she’s the key to freeing a man who has been cast in stone by an evil curse. And what a man he is…

Padon has been imprisoned for over two centuries, frozen in stone. He is awoken when a sexy siren recites the anti-curse, but he is only partially free. Stone by day, man by night. Passion ignites between him and his savior immediately, which makes falling to the curse each morning that much harder. He and Lynn seek a resolution by making the trek to Padon’s family castle. But the kidnappers have other plans and will do whatever they must to make sure this couple never makes it to their destination.

My Thoughts:
Lynn is in Scotland for more than ghosts. She is going on the trip she dreamed of and planned with her late husband. I felt for Lynn, her loneliness and then confusion when she meets the cursed Padon.  Lynn has to decide to go forward with her life and say goodbye to the past. Tara made Lynn’s  emotional struggle heartfelt.

Padon is a very hot 200 year old Scotsman. His anxiety with his current situation and today’s technology was well done and believable. It would have been easy to overdo it.  I liked Padon from the start. He knew what he wanted and went after it/her.  The thoughts he has during daylight hours are hot!

This is a story of two people finding their one despite the years. I would recommend this book to any fan of Paranormal Romance. It’s a nice change from shifters and vamps.

Tara Nina     Author Bio:

Hot Romance~Sexy Attitude best describes Tara Nina’s writing style. She creates for Ellora’s Cave in sensuality ranges from steamy hot to simmering sweet, which includes paranormals, contemporaries and romantic suspense. She is a Southerner living in the northern wilds of New Jersey complete with grown children, three dogs, and a mountain man for a husband.

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Give Away & Interview with Kim DeSalvo!!!!!!!!!

I wanted to something for my Birthday, so I’m going to give away a copy of my favorite contemporary romance of 2012.
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kim desalvoKim kindly took the time to answer some questions for us.

What inspired you write Incidental Happenstance?

I’ve been a writer all my life–journals, poetry, short stories, kid’s books…but aside from a poem published in a giant anthology, I never really tried publishing them. Incidental Happenstance started as an idea that got stuck in my head. It invaded my sleep and started growing; the characters began having conversations, developing faces and voices, and they just wouldn’t leave me alone. Life was incredibly busy, as it always is, but it got to the point where I had to get it out and I started writing. At first I thought it would be like the others, sitting in my huge file of writing “stuff,” but I liked how it was coming along, and started sharing it with a few people who encouraged me to keep working on it. It was them who inspired me to take it all the way to publication–my book club, family, and friends who read early drafts and made suggestions that I took to heart when doing the never ending edits and revisions that pretty much took over my life. I’m so glad I did!

Why write a contemporary romance?

In this instance, I just went with the story. Romance is such a huge part of life, and falling into someone else’s love story is a fun way to escape from the trials and tribulations of everyday life; whether reading or writing.

I loved the scene with Chester and Francine! How did you come up with it?

I wish I knew! Sometimes I just get lost in the story and wonder myself where the words came from 🙂

Is there going to be another book and will it (hopefully) continue with Tia and Dylan? The sequel is in the works. I’ve been so humbled and awed that people have loved Tia and Dylan as I came to love them, and have been thrilled by the requests for more of their story. I had more in store for them from the onset, but had to find an ending point for the book to keep it a reasonable length. I’m so happy to be able to stay in their world for while longer! I’ve also got some new ideas simmering on the back burner.

Will we ever get the stories behind the other band members? Bo is going to be a pretty prominent figure in the sequel–he and Lexi have much more to explore in their relationship…

Do you have playlist to give us an idea of how INHAP sounds?

Listen to anything by Dave Matthews. He was absolutely the voice I had in my head when I envisioned Dylan on stage. Raw and honest, pure and gravelly; like honey and sandpaper.

Just for fun…I love to travel. I don’t have kids, and my day job as a teacher affords me a good amount of time off. Every single place I visit changes me and reminds me that no matter what our differences, we are all the same at the core. I’m also a scuba diver, and love being an alien in the underwater world.

Favorite color?

Blue. Because it’s the color of a warm summer sky, but is also a melancholy color. It encompasses every emotion.

Favorite drink?

Hmmm. I guess it depends on the day. And time of day. In the summer, a tall glass of fresh lemonade. Coffee in the mornings. I also like micro brew beers. But my go-to cocktail is a Long Island Iced Tea.

Favorite snack food? Fresh guacamole–nature’s perfect food!


Last movie you went to the theater to see?  The Hobbit. Tolkien was a genius, and I’m a sucker for the films. Have extended editions of all the Lord of the Rings movies, and can practically recite the dialogue.

Last and/or favorite book read?  The last book was the final installment in Nora Roberts’s Bride Quartet series. That woman really knows how to write a romance! My favorite book of all time, though, is The Stand by Stephen King. It’s one of only a handful of books that I’ve read more than once…the man is an absolute master when it comes to the art of writing.

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My Bluegrass Baby Release Date & GiveAway

Bulegrass Baby

Release Date: December 18, 2012

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A brand-new novel in an original eBook series from popular romance author Molly Harper! When Sadie & Josh compete for the same Kentucky Tourism Commission job, sparks fly—turns out Kentucky really is for lovers.

Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks & Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position.

Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign. So when their boss pits them against each other in a winner-takes-all contest, they’re both willing to fight dirty if it means getting what they want. But it turns out, what Josh and Sadie want could be each other—and Josh’s kisses are the best Kentucky attraction Sadie’s found yet!

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My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.

The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.

But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I’m falling in love with him. He says they’re coming. He says they’re angry. And I think I’ve already helped them win.

Paperback: 400 pages

Publisher: Entangled Teen (November 6, 2012)

ISBN: 1620611279



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Stephanie Thomas has been writing ever since she could put letters together to form words. When she was a small child, she would present her mother and father with self-made newspapers filled up with make believe stories and pictures. Her love for writing followed her all throughout her schooling, where she entered and won writing contests of all sorts. Stephanie decided to become an English teacher and completed her B.A. at The Pennsylvania State University. While teaching, she later went on to get her Master’s in writing from The Johns Hopkins University. She completed her very first manuscript during her graduate studies, and by the end of the program, she had completed two more. Stephanie is quick to tell anyone that she’s a born and raised Philadelphian, and her heart will always belong there. She moved to Baltimore with her husband, and they’ve been living there for the last five years with their doggie, Sailor, and their rabbit, Buns (aka “T Sizzle).

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In the future, only one rule will matter:

Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

Paperback: 400 pages

Publisher: Entangled Teen (October 30, 2012)

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Melissa lives in a tiny suburb of Atlanta, GA with her husband and daughter. She pretends to like yoga, actually likes shoes, and could not live without coffee. Her writing heroes include greats like Jane Austen and Madeleine L’Engle.

She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. Yeah, her blood runs orange.

GRAVITY is her first book.

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EBook Giveaway of Hungerstorm (Heart of a Vampire 2)

After centuries alone, can a vampire king trust the woman who’s woken his heart?Jordan MacDougal, laird and King of his vampire clan, walks a thin line of civility between his clan and the local shifter pack. When his vampires began to disappear and the wolves accuse the intriguing woman who’s touched his heart of being evil, he discovers that the traitor in his midst may be closer than he thinks.

A newly turned vampire, Dalia Jensen wakes to an unusual and frightening new world with no memory of the past year of her life. Accused of working with the Master Vampire who held her prisoner, her inability to remember the truth leaves her reeling under the allegations of vicious past actions. Uncertain of her culpability, she’s unable to trust her own instincts as the reigning Vampire King turns her world upside down.

When the wolves call for her trial, demanding her life for those killed and tortured during that blank year, Jordan and Dalia must work together to find the truth, and save the love blooming between them.

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I thought since the first book Bloodstorm (Heart of a Vampire 1) is Free right now I’d give away the second with the stuff that the author was kind enough to send out.
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