Book Tour Review & GiveAway: Alpha Marked: Gabriella

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Gabriella

ALPHA MARKED:  GABRIELLA
Series:  Alpha Marked, #2

Genre:  Paranormal Romance, BBW, Ménage,

 Thirty and single? Getcha ass to the Gathering!

Ugh. Gabriella Wickham thought turning thirty was bad enough, but now she’s been invited (ordered) to attend this year’s Gathering (werewolf speed dating).  Having a Mark on her arm means that she’s one of the few human women destined to mate with not one, but two Alpha werewolves.  Thank goodness werewolves don’t come in “ugly.”  After her sister Scarlet mates the Ruling Alphas, things really start to get interesting.  Gabby runs into not one, but two, hotter than hot werewolves who make her tingle in all the right places.  Yum.  Of course, “yum” comes with baggage of both the mental and female kind.  Lovely.  Luckily it’s nothing a few punches and a good talking to can’t cure.  Maybe…-ish.  

Berke Davis knows that lush, curvaceous Gabriella is his mate.  Who cares that he’s currently not part of an Alpha pair.  Details, details.  He’s been half bound to his best friend Jack since they were four but the past keeps them from solidifying their pairing and taking up the mantle of Alpha.  Berke understands his friend’s feelings, but Jack is about to get a lesson on living, and loving.  He just hopes the lessons are learned before they both lose Gabriella. Because Challenges to first blood can sometimes have very permanent, and deadly, consequences… for Gabriella.

My Review:
4 ★★★★☆

This is the second story in the Alpha Marked series focusing on the sister Gabriella and it keeps getting better. I didn’t expect to like this one as much as I did Scarlet, the first book, but I liked it even more. It’s a quick read that had me laughing at times and my heart breaking for Gabriella at others.

Berke and Jack have found their mate, but only one really wants to claim her. Jack has pain from his past that he has to face before he can accept a mate. The problem is the pain and suffering it causes his “Marked” by not confronting these issues. I’m not going to say more because this is a short read and will not spoil it.

The story flowed fairly well and I felt more connected to the sisters as the story continues. We get more of Scarlet and her two alphas throughout the story and get a peek into the third Wickham sister’s upcoming story. My only real complaint is that there seems to be enough to this story to make it much longer. I’d love more of everyone’s story I’ve met so far.

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Celia KyleAbout the Author:

Celia Kyle is a paranormal erotic romance author and would like to rule the world and become a ninja. As a fallback, she’s working on her writing career and giving readers stories that touch their hearts and *ahem* other places.

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Celia Kyle’s ALPHA MARKED:  GABRIELLA Book Blast Schedule

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Review: Alpine Attraction

Alpine Attraction

Alpine Attraction by Ann Gimpel
Pages: 102
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Review Source: Author
Release Date: May 20, 2013
My Rating: 4.5 stars  

Blurb:

Tina made a pact with the devil seven years ago. It’s time to pay the piper—or die.

Independent to the nth degree, Tina meets everything in her life head-on—except love. When an almost-forgotten pact with the devil returns to haunt her, Tina knows she has to go back to the Andes to face her doom. Caught between misgivings and need, she signs on as team doctor for one of Craig’s expeditions. Though he was once the love of her life, she pushed him away years before to keep him safe. Even if he doesn’t love her anymore, there’s still no one she’d rather have by her side in the mountains. Trapped in a battle of life and death, passion flares, burning hot enough to brand their souls.

My Thoughts:

This is the first Ann Gimpel book I’ve read and I will be reading more. It’s obvious that Ann knows what she’s writing about and it feels as if she loves climbing as much as her characters. I love to be surprised by a well written story with great editing, but this one was even better because it’s different than anything I’ve read for a while. I won’t tell you what the difference is because that would spoil it way too much. This is about two people finding their way back to each other and the love they never lost.

Tina and Craig were much more than climbing partners, they were true partners in everything. Tina pushed Craig away to protect him from a mistake she made while climbing that snowballed into so much more. After Tina turned him down Craig closed his heart to everyone else and it didn’t crack open again until Tina went on what she thought would be her last climb, last anything, with him as the doctor on the trip. Craig was there for Tina when she finally told him what was going on and was prepared to do anything to ensure a future for her and hopefully them together.

I recommend this to anyone looking for a unique, quick read or a second chance at love story. This has mystery, action, love and a hot scene in a cold tent. There’s a lot packed into this quick read. I got to know Tina and Craig remarkably well in such a short time and the secondary characters are also very well developed.

Hex and the Single Witch: Excerpt & GiveAway

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Hex and the single witch

Hex and the Single Witch
Vehicle City Vampires Book One
By Roxanne Rhoads
Publisher: Bewitching Books
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance / Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 83,000

Anwyn Rose is descended from a long line of powerful witches yet she can barely cast spells young witchlings have mastered. She has one functioning witch gift, the power of knowing, which she puts to good use as a Detective on Flint’s Preternatural Investigation Team.

It’s a new era in Vehicle City, supernaturals are running the town.

The P.I.T has their hands full with paranormal crimes. Top priority is a serial killer, who appears to be a vampire, draining young women in the city.

Anwyn is on the case with her sexy partner Detective Mike Malone. Complicating things is her relationship Galen, a vampire who looks more guilty than innocent, although Anwyn trusts her instincts even if her power is on the fritz.

Mysterious spells, compromising situations, and a possible demon on the loose make it hard to focus on the case, but Anwyn has to make things right before the human police execute the wrong vampire.

Hex and the Single Witch contains magick, a little bit of mystery, a lot of supernatural mayhem, and a sexy love triangle that will leave you wanting more.

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Excerpt featuring Mike Malone:

“You should have told me why you hate vampires so much. It was during the Hysteria wasn’t it?” The damn Hysteria ruined and destroyed so many lives all thanks to a bunch of power hungry vampires and Others who thought it was a good idea to let humans know they existed. Like the witch hunts, the burning times from before hadn’t proven that was a bad idea. But, no, they thought a new, modern generation of humans could handle it.

The Hysteria proved humans hadn’t evolved much. Of course, neither had the Others.

“Yeah,” he said into his hands.

“You know I lost my dad to vampires at the end. At the last battle. The rogues had the humans all riled up. No one knew what was going on, the riot started and there was this group of mercenaries, humans killing anything that moved. My dad’s team tried to get them out of there, but as soon as they realized vampires and Others were on the police squad the mercenaries decided to wipe everyone out. My dad was shot and while he was down rogue vampires finished him off.”

“Then how can you still be close to them?” Mike sneered.

“Humans played their part in his death too, Mike. Can I shut myself off from the world and hate everyone? It’s unrealistic. I understand your hate, but they are not all bad.”

“They all drink blood. They are monsters designed to kill humans.” His snarl looked ferocious.

I had not realized his hate ran so deep.

“And humans are designed to kill animals and each other. Doesn’t mean we all do.” Stubborn man.

“Anwyn, I’m sorry I can’t look at them the way you do.” He glanced at me then stared at the floor.

I touched his face gently and made him look at me. “Mike you can’t carry pain and anger around with you forever. Believe me, I know. I dragged it around with me for a long time. I lost both my dad and my mom that night. Even though my mom still lives and breathes, she’s not the same. But I can’t change it, and I can’t hate everyone for it. I just have to accept it. I took this job to try and prevent other kids from growing up with this pain and anger. Isn’t that why you took this job too? You know we have to fight the bad guys and take help from all the good guys we can, right?”

“Yeah,” he muttered.

I caressed his strong jaw. Goddess, he was a beautiful man. And more complex and tender than I had thought. I took off his top hat and laid it on the desk so I could run my fingers through his wild wavy hair. The move startled Mike and he looked at me with a puzzled expression on his face for a moment before heat flared in his eyes.

As soon as I saw the flames in his eyes my body responded. A burning need rose inside me, an ache suddenly needed to be filled.

Mike’s expression changed into one that promised deliciously wicked things. Hot damn.

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About the Author:

Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl…these words describe book publicist and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.

When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne’s world revolves around words…reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read, promote and review what others write.

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Magic Seasons Series

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From Beltane Magic

Book I in the Magic Seasons

 Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Available in eformats and paperback

Publisher: Class Act Books

Step into a world of magic and passions….

Take a dash of spice, heat it

Add a flash of magic and watch the sparks fly

Toss in a killer that’s targeting women

Add a handful of witches from all paths to stir it all together…

 Each were willing to spend their lives alone and safe; until they’re touched by Beltane Magic.

 Can they survive their pasts to be together as they struggle to find a killer before the wheel turns again?

 Extended Blurb:

 Leena is a woman that is gentle in everything, her personality and moods. She always feels maternal with her closest friends and would go out of their way to look after any one of them. Her ability of controlling the elements and knowledge of plants make her magic abilities strong and unbreakable.  She is a leader at work and in life, always working hard to keep those around her close, but never allowing anyone to get too close.

To the outside world she is just Leena Duncan, a quiet woman who works a normal job and lived a quiet life.

A few times a year she can openly use her magical gifts at celebrations within a small community of people she calls friends.

Having lived through the horrors that can come from the hands of someone you thought loved you; she decided never loving again would prevent more emotional scarring.

It takes one man at a rainy Beltane celebration to change everything she is comfortable with and one killer to change her safe world.

Owen is a man that reflects humor and cavalier vibrations to others, he is gentle and caring as is his ability to draw negative and heal others. If you didn’t know him, you would never realize he came from violence.  Knowing how the real world can be, he has vowed to never put himself into the position, or allow anyone else that could open up the world he has carefully sealed shut forever.

He creates worlds and puts them on paper to entertain others.  After years of using his imagination he finds out his friends can do things he thought only his mind created.

For his entire adult life Owen Grey has always played it safe and kept to his own world of writing, never getting too close to anyone.

Having lived a nightmare growing up he would never take the chance of repeating history.  He may write about happily-ever-after, but knows it is pure fantasy and doesn’t exist.

Until her . . .

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EXCERPT:

 Leena grasped at his shoulders and wanted to climb right inside him. His mouth was torturing her system with things she hadn’t felt in a long time, and she wasn’t sure she’d ever felt this hot quite this way ever. His mouth offered strength, a path straight to pleasure her body wanted to take. Feeling his hard body press her back against the wall was more than she could handle, and she moaned into his mouth as his hand gripped the back of her head, holding her for his exploration.

She was sure her legs were going to give out at any moment when he softened the kiss and loosened his hold but didn’t release her. His lips brushed lightly against her a few more times before he rested his forehead against hers.

“We better get you back before they come looking.” He continued to nuzzle into her hair.

“Yes, they’ll worry.” Her voice was barely audible. Dropping her hands, she let go of him completely and waited for him to step back.

Letting out a ragged breath, he picked up the sheet and held it out for her to get under it. Walking the rest of the way to her cabin was harder than he thought it would be.

The silence was strained, as if they were both trying hard to keep walking and not stop and continue that.

When they reached, the cabin he quickly pulled her to him again and kissed her so hard and fast it felt like a wave crashing over her. She handed him the wreath and flashlight, then turned to run the last few steps to the cabin.

Owen watched her until she started to close the door, then turned and headed toward the other side of the line of cabins.

He could hear the drums outside as he reached to the bottom of the bag. Closing his hand around the case, he pulled it out slowly.

They had come right to him, their souls screaming to be saved.

He opened the case and with a loving caress picked the knife up from its resting place.

They had come to him knowing of their sins and knowing he could cleanse them. He would not let them down.

Sostice heatStep into a world of magic and passions….

Take a dash of spice, heat it

Add a flash of magic and watch the sparks fly

Toss in a killer that’s targeting women

Add a handful of witches from all paths to stir it all together…

 Separated by two different life styles yet their passion and magic ignite sparks hotter than the Solstice heat.

 Can they work out a way to be together as they try to stop a killer from striking again?

The Solstice Heat –

Book II in the Magic Seasons series

By Jacqueline Paige

Publisher buy link: Class Act Books

Passion and magic that burns

Kasey is a woman that exudes energy and brightness; she is as equally passionate when angry as she is when she’s happy. The energy she carries from life comes through in all her magical workings with spells and stones, giving them great magical strength. She is a dreamer and often wishes she could re-write her own story so that she was charming and sophisticated enough to be with a certain wealthy male lawyer she wants more than anything else.

Chris is a force of strength and experience that is carefully hidden behind the easy mannerism he has adapted so carefully.  There is nothing he cannot do where magic is concerned and he has tried all manner of things, whether right or wrong.  His fortune has left him wanting for nothing else in life, except the one thing money can’t buy him, the woman he feels too unclean to approach.

Separated by two different life styles yet their passion and magic ignite sparks hotter than the Solstice heat.

Can they work out a way to be together as they try to stop a killer from striking again?

harvest dreams

Harvest Dreams
Book III in the Magic Seasons series
By Jacqueline Paige
Publisher buy link: Class Act Books

Armed with magic and a plan …

Armed with magic and a plan for the Lammas festival as a group they are determined to stop the killer from harming anyone again.

With a plan of his own, Steven decides to persuade Rachel that they’re meant to be together.

Rachel is a woman that lives carefree with a buoyant recklessness. She loves being a flirt and has spent many years indulging that side of her personality. Her energy draws others; her character is to protect all those that cannot protect themselves.  When she’s not riding on life, she is helping children less fortunate then herself.

Steven is man that gives more than his energy usually allows.  He is a highly respected pediatrician that always goes that extra step to ensure all in his care are receiving his utmost attention.  He often sacrifices sleep to spend time with his friends, and he can’t seem to help affably chasing the skirt of the one woman that breaks his easy going charm and makes him forget he’s supposed to be the jovial.  He hides his strength in body and magic, never letting others know that he is more than the carefree man with everything he needs.   

Armed with magic and a plan for the Lammas festival as a group they are determined to stop the killer from harming anyone again.  With a plan of his own, Steven decides he’s done waiting for Rachel to see that they’re meant to be together and takes things into his own hands.

Excerpt:

When they were well out of sight Steven stopped and looked back towards the cabin.

Chris hissed out a breath as he looked around. “This should be far enough.” He looked at the trees overhead and then to the ground.  “How do you want to do this?”  He sent him a wary look.  “Who are you going after?”

Steven rubbed his jaw.  “Not Kasey, she’d just zap my ass and I’d probably have burn marks.”  He noted the pride in Chris’s eyes as he tried not to smirk.  “I’m going to aim for Rachel or Leena, definitely not Cora.  If she so much as made a sound, Dade would thump me into the ground.”

Chris grinned.  “And you don’t think Owen would?”

Steven shook his head.  “Leena wouldn’t let him.”  He let out a deep breath and then held up his hands, palms facing Chris.  “Here goes nothing.”  He closed his eyes and took slow breaths as he reached deep inside to the magic he held tightly within his body.  He felt it climb through him and warm his skin.  When Chris’s finger tips touched his, he felt a powerful boost to the magic gathering.

He pictured Rachel inside his mind and focused on her for a few seconds, testing.  A heat spread through him as he felt the connection to her aura pass over his own.  He searched for the way into her thoughts and felt her mind click open as if he’d turned a lock.  Taking a deep breath he concentrated harder.

His hands shook until he felt Chris funnel some of his own power into the sight he was trying to grasp.  He could see all of the women and a multitude of colors as they moved around inside the cabin.  He could feel nervousness and anxiety.  Furrowing his brow his held onto the link as it started to change.  He couldn’t sense what it was now, it had somehow changed quickly.  It was as if …

A blast of power shot through him and sent him sprawling to the ground.  His hands were burning suddenly and it felt like he’d been hit across the head with something made of stone.  He opened his eyes slowly and looked up at the leaves on the trees above him.  Lifting his head carefully he looked around and spotted Chris lying flat on his back as well.

“We are in a lot of trouble, Doctor.”  Chris sounded out of breath.

“Yeah,” he agreed and then turned his head towards the steps coming from the direction of the cabin.

Autumn dance

Autumn Dance
Book IV in the Magic Seasons series

 At the autumn gathering twelve angry and determined witches use their power to draw out the killer before anyone else can become a victim.

With his magic ability Dade has control like no other— if he had that in his everyday life he could have the one thing he wants.

Coralee is a woman that represents grace and simplicity.  She has the skill of being able to feel emotion, aura and see beyond the now.  The pain sometimes associated with this gift has forced her to live her life from a distance.  She decided early in life what she wanted, and returned from her years away at school set to obtain her biggest dream. Unfortunately she has found the past few years lacking just that as she waits for the man she wants to stop and look at her instead of every female that throws themselves in his path.

Dade is a man that follows life simply, yet his charitable personality brings him a wealth of   satisfaction.  He is the first to lend a hand, the last to stay and help and the one everyone calls when something goes wrong.  Even though his own generous nature fills his life, he still manages to find time enough to get himself into a mess at every turn and spends most of the time imploring forgiveness from the one sexy voodoo woman he can’t seem to get close to.

Autumn Excerpt

Steven slumped down in the seat as Dade drove them back to Cora’s to unload everything.  Closing his eyes he sighed.  Sleep! Soon!

“Do you know where I can get a horse?”

He opened his eyes and looked at Dade.  “There’s a horse on the list?”

Dade looked at him and frowned.  “What? No!”

Steven sat back up.  “Should I even ask what the hell you want a horse for?”

Dade smirked.  “You said you wanted to see me top all of you guys.”

Steven pinched the bridge of his nose for a second.  “And you need a horse to do this?”

Dade nodded.  “Yeah, a white one.”

Steven put his head down and chuckled.  “Do you even know how to ride a horse, I’m assuming you planning on riding it.”

Dade shrugged.  “How hard can it be?”

“Oh! I can’t get in shit for taking pictures this time.”  He took a calming breath trying not to laugh again.  “I have a patient, well his parents own a horse farm, if you’re serious.”

Dade grinned.  “I’m serious.”

He leaned over towards him.  “You’re not going to ride a horse into Cora’s house are you?

winter mist

Winter Mist
Book V The Magic Seasons series
by Jacqueline Paige

Release date: March 15, 2013
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 Step into a world of magic and passions….

 Take a dash of spice, heat it
Add a flash of magic and watch the sparks fly

Toss in a killer that’s targeting women
Add a handful of witches from all paths to stir it all together…

 Patrick is a man that has lived a violent life undercover in all the wrong places, for too long.  His light charm carefully keeps others from seeing the dangerous man that lies inside.  He is the first for justice and will go out of his way to keep the innocent safe.  He finds himself falling for the woman that was a victim of a sick and vile person and is caught between keeping her out of harm’s way and completing the job he needs to finish.

Rhonda is a woman that becomes a victim to the vicious attack of a killer.  Even though she survives, she will have to learn to live with the scars for the rest of her life.  In hiding she has to rebuild the strength to get through it. She is forced to spend her days and nights in the company of a detective, that seems to have no other plan in life than to constantly aggravate her and make her want things she may never have again.

When Patrick’s cover is blown and he is badly injured, the group of friends pull together to keep him and the recovering victim of a killer safe.  As a result, the group of twelve become targets of the criminals after Patrick and have to live together in a safe house for Yule.

Can twelve witches follow orders or will they take matters into their own hands?

Excerpt:

Walt looked around at the three women, then to the giant in front of him. “Who the hell are you and where’s Blaine?”

Dexter shrugged. “He’s not here.”

Walt backed toward the door a bit, pulling Bob with him for cover. He pointed the gun at the large man. “We’ll be going then.”

Dexter shook his head. “I don’t think so.”

Walt shoved Bob as hard as he could toward the other man and reached for the door at the same time. He pulled it open only to have it jerked from his hand and close with a loud bang. “What the…” He spun around and pointed the gun at the man again. Bob was lying in a heap on the floor as if he’d fainted. Idiot.

He pointed the gun at the longhaired woman and grinned. “Walk over here real slowly.” Her eyebrows went up in a look of shock.

“I don’t think so,” she said softly.

The short blonde flung an arm up and growled. “I don’t like you pointing a gun at my friends.” The gun jerked out of his hand and floated toward the big man, who reached out and plucked it out of midair.

He flipped the safety on and tucked it into the waist of his jeans. “You should listen to her friend.”

“What are you people?” Walt looked from the longhaired one back to the short blonde.

“Sexy.” The black haired woman said softly as she stepped from around the man holding his gun. “And slightly irritated because you barged in here.”

Walt stared at her for a second then turned back toward the door.

“Leaving so soon?” She purred. His back was against the wall, his feet not touching the ground. His shocked expression looked down at Rachel, as his heart tried to climb into his throat.

Jacqueline Paige

About the Author:

 Jacqueline Paige is a world class multi-tasker being a mother to five adventurous and unpredictable children, a cafe manager and having a colossal imagination that allows her to step outside of reality into a world of paranormal romance —with just a touch of suspense.

Jacqueline lives in Ontario, Canada and avoids the ever changing weather of the region she lives in by creating other worlds to fall into in her stories of all things paranormal.

Her first book was published in 2009 and since then has published ten.  She is always writing and currently has more than a dozen stories in one stage or another of the writing process.

You can find all of Jacqueline’s books at:  www.jacqpaige.webs.com

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Spotlight & GiveAway: Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves

Tristan's Lyceum Wolves

Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3)
Genre: 
Erotic Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  Independent
Date of Publication:  March 28, 2013

 Blurb/Book Description:

An erotic paranormal romance…

Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves’ Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she’s reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who’d kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.

Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?

Warning:  This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.

Excerpt

 She wasn’t sure where Tristan had gone when she exited the bathroom, but she was hungry and wasn’t waiting for him.  Within a few minutes, she quickly found the kitchen and the ever-important coffee machine.  She turned it on, popped in the coffee pod and started opening cabinets looking for mugs.  Setting two cups on the counter, she opened the door to the refrigerator and pulled out creamer then continued looking through the clutter for the eggs.  She felt ravenous, and needed protein.  “Come on, where are you, little eggies?  Tristan has to have eggs.  Everyone has eggs,” she mumbled, talking to herself.

“Tristan does,” he told her with a grin, surprised to find Kalli rummaging around in search of food.  Despite taking a cold shower, he was instantly hard again at the sight of her lovely bare ass which peeked at him from underneath his shirt.  He wanted nothing more in that moment than to take her from behind and slide deep into her warm heat.  The temptation was great, but he restrained his desires.

Kalli jumped at his voice, quickly turning around.  “Hi, um, I was just going to make us something to eat,” she said nervously.

“By all means,” he agreed confidently, walking by her wearing only a towel around his hips.  His erection tented the fabric, and he made no attempt to conceal it.

It was nearly impossible to ignore both the charisma and raw sexuality Tristan exuded.  Slowly, Kalli’s eyes roamed up and down his lean torso, astonished at the audaciousness he exhibited while wearing practically nothing.  His hair, dampened from the shower, fell shaggy over his eyes.  Hardened abs rippled down toward his low slung towel.  Struggling for the words that never came, she couldn’t help her natural reaction, which was to look him over one last time.  Embarrassed, she just knew that he knew that she’d just looked at his groin area, which appeared to be growing.  Oh God.  She rubbed her hand over her eyes and smiled to herself.   What was it about this man? Get it together, Kalli.  Say something.

“Um, okay then, so the eggs.” She opened the refrigerator, careful to hold on to the shirt so it didn’t ride up again.

“Like what you see?” he asked seductively as he set a coffee mug next to her hand, proceeding to wait for the next cup to fill.

“What did you just say?”  Shocked, she grabbed the egg carton and quickly stood up, banging her head.  She turned around holding the package in one hand, rubbing the sore spot on her head with the other.

He set his eyes on hers, taking the eggs and putting them on the ledge.  She backed into the counter as he caged her, pushing her body flush against his.  “I said…Do. You. Like. What. You. See?” he whispered into her ear, accentuating every word.

She sucked a breath as a million pithy responses filled her head.  But the hard bulge pressed against her body and her dangerously hard nipples made it impossible for her to speak coherently.

“Um.” God, she felt like a complete idiot.  Eight years of college and all she had was ‘um’?

“I’ll take that as a yes,” he replied playfully, kissing her ear softly.  He reached over to grab his coffee cup, which made him press against her even harder.

She sucked a breath at the welcome intrusion.  There was a part of her that thought he might kiss her.  Immobilized against his hard torso, he had her exactly where he wanted her, or rather, where she wanted to be.

Instead of kissing her, however, he wrapped his fingers around the clay handle and walked away with a broad smile across his face, without saying another word.  He proceeded to sit down at the island, and switched on his i-Pad, checking his email as he pretended to ignore her.  When Kalli turned around again to make the eggs, he let his eyes drift to her soft supple cheeks that strained to stay covered by his shirt.  The hem teased higher as she bent over slightly to turn on the stove.  Damn, this woman was killing him.

Tristan could not remember the last time he’d slept naked with a woman.  Sure he’d fucked many, but not truly just slept with one.  He’d stayed wolf as long as he could, treasuring her trust, teaching her that he wouldn’t hurt her.  But now that she was healing and walking around his home like she belonged here, he felt the pressure in his chest along with the ache between his legs.

They’d forged a bond last night, and he didn’t want to rush forward and scare her off.  At the same time, he knew she was withholding information.  Something small, perhaps, but it was there.  Bringing his full attention back to his tablet, he tapped out a quick email to Logan asking him to run a full security clearance on one “Kalli Williams”.

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Other Books in Series:

Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1)

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 Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2)

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Kym Grosso

Author Bio:

Kym Grosso is the author of the erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. The series currently includes Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1), Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2) and Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3).

In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She writes autism articles on PsychologyToday.com and AutismInRealLife.com. She also is a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog, cat and guinea pig. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, 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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Review: Hook’s Pan

HooksPan

Hook’s Pan (Kingdom #5) by Marie Hall
Pages: 218
Published by Marie Hall Publishing
Release Date: April 23, 2013
Review Source: Author
My Rating: 4.5/ 5

Blurb:

Trishelle Page has known pain in her life, but instead of it making her weak, she’s stronger. Confident. That is until the day a fairy kidnaps her during her staring role in Peter Pan’s play and tells her not only do fairy tales exist, but that she’s the soulmate of the pirate they call Hook, making her question everything she ever thought she knew.

Captain James Hook is a man at the end of his rope. He’s not the villainous bastard tales have made him out to be. So when the curvaceous blonde drops, literally, at his feet he aims to prove it to her. If only to get her into his bed.

What neither one knows is that fate and magic are conspiring and they can deny the attraction all they want but the end is already written, it’s just a matter of getting there.

My Thoughts:

I’ve loved this series from the first book and this one is no exception. Marie made one Fricken’ HOT Hook. I really like the direction she took this familiar fairy tale. It’s no longer familiar, but it sure is better. The story comes alive with the descriptions of the various realms. I could close my eyes and they came alive. I’m pretty sure I’ll never be able to watch Peter Pan the same way again. I’ll definitely be substituting their Hook with the Hook from this book.

James (Hook) has been just existing for the past century. He lost his love in one of the worst ways possible. He drinks too much and is becoming more like the stories portray him all the time. James is about at the end of his rope when fate, otherwise known as Danika, literally drops Trisha at his feet.

Trisha has also known pain and loss, especially in this life. She isn’t even sure she’s capable of love. From the moment she lands at Hooks feet she lets him know that he may be the captain of the ship, but definitely not of her. Trisha’s journey from disbelief to lust and finally to love was very fun and touching to witness.

The interactions between James and Trisha were funny and emotional. The best part is finding out that Marie Hall isn’t finished with the world of Kingdom. YAY! There will be more stories from this wonderful place.

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Spotlight & GiveAway: Hook’s Pan

I am currently reading and loving Hook’s Pan! Look for my review soon.

HooksPan  Hook’s Pan (Kingdom #5) by Marie Hall
Pages: 218
Published by Marie Hall Publishing
Release Date: April 23, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance

 

Trishelle Page has known pain in her life, but instead of it making her weak, she’s stronger. Confident. That is until the day a fairy kidnaps her during her starring role in Peter Pan’s play and tells her not only do fairy tales exist, but that she’s the soulmate of the pirate they call Hook, making her question everything she ever thought she knew.

Captain James Hook is a man at the end of his rope. He’s not the villainous bastard tales have made him out to be. So when the curvaceous blonde drops literally at his feet, he aims to prove it to her. If only to get her into his bed.

What neither one knows is that fate and magic are conspiring and they can deny the attraction all they want but their happily ever after is already written, it’s just a matter of getting there.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Marie Hall has always had a dangerous fascination for creatures that go bump in the night. And mermaids. And of course fairies. Trolls. Unicorns. Shapeshifters. Vampires. Scottish brogues. Kilts. Beefy arms. Ummm… Bad boys! Especially the sexy ones.

On top of that she’s a confirmed foodie, she nearly went to culinary school and then figured out she could save a ton of money if she just watched food shows religiously! She’s a self-proclaimed master chef, certified deep sea dolphin trainer, finder of leprechaun’s gold at the end of the rainbow, and rumor has it she keeps the Troll King locked away in her basement. All of which is untrue, however, she does have an incredibly active imagination and loves to share her crazy thoughts with the world!

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Spotlight & Giveaway: Donor

DonorDONOR
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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Excerpt

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.

Red wine and high heel shoes on tray

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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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ARC Review: Heart of the Jaguar

Heart of the Jaguar

Heart of the Jaguar by Katie Reus
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne Cravings
Review Source: Author
Release Date: May 1, 2013
My Rating: 4 ★★★★☆

Blurb:

Dr. Cindy Shahi is resigned to being mateless, but her inner jaguar has needs that must be sated. An encounter with a deliciously sexy stranger is the perfect chance for a night of no-strings primal passion.

Elias was content to be a lone wolf until the moment he laid eyes–and much more–on Cindy. Their intense attraction can mean only one thing: the mating call. And when it becomes clear someone isn’t happy about their budding relationship, all of Elias’s protective instincts go on high alert. He’ll do anything to keep Cindy safe–and convince her that he intends to claim her as his own, no matter what

My Thoughts:

This is a wonderful love story. Katie Reus can do more in a short story than I thought possible. I got to know the main characters and actually felt like I got a complete story. Again I wish it had been longer, but am looking forward to her next jaguar story.

Cindy and Elias are two people who thought they’d never mate and had come to terms with it as best they could. That is until their paths cross and they’re hit with intense desire for each other.  The sex is very steamy and Cindy and Elias balance each other nicely. Cindy deals with the hurt from her past with the love and acceptance of Elias. There is a bit of angst and a mystery to solve.

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ARC Review: Gone with the Wolf

Gone with the wolf

Gone with the Wolf (Seattle Wolf Pack #1) by Kristin Miller
Pages: 208
Publisher: Entangled Covet
Review Source: NetGalley
Release Date: April 23, 2013
My Rating: 4 ★★★★☆

Blurb:

CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder has given up the search for his one true love. When he discovers that she’s a secretary in his company, Drake’s primal instincts kick into overdrive.

What he wouldn’t give to have her fingers rake over his body instead of the keyboard…

Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers.

Two can play the ruthless business game. If only her attraction to the boss wasn’t so intense…

When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he hatches a plan to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life

My Thoughts:

This is a fun, quick, and well written read. It was a bit predictable in places, such as when Drake’s brother Silas enters the story. I liked the challenge Silas brought to the story and the fact that it was resolved pretty fast with no over the top angst.

Drake is a centuries old alpha who is set in his ways and knows what’s best, especially for Emelia. I like Drake, he’s all alpha, hot, and it was fun to watch Emelia twist his tail. This has the “He’s rich, she’s not and he’s a shifter, she’s a human” elements to it.

Emelia is an independent and at times smart mouthed bartender. All she wants from Drake is her bar back, but after finally meeting him she more than she could’ve imagined. She adds the fun to the book and together Emelia and Drake are fantastic. I loved how easy she could get under his skin and make him step outside his “box”.

The steam factor is somewhat mild yet still good. I will look forward to more of this series.

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