Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Book Tour for Morningstar by Robyn Bachar (Review & GIVEAWAY)

As a fan of the sci-fi genre I'm thrilled to have Robyn Bachar making a return appearance today.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of her newest release Morningstar, an erotic ménage set amidst a war in outer space.  You'll learn even more through my impressions of this book as well as by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to fill out the form for the chance to win a $25 Amazon GC too!

Desire is an addiction that could destroy them all.
The second son.
Lieutenant Commander Jace Harrow is the second son of House Morningstar—the spare, not the heir. Armored with an arrogant mask, Jace keeps the world at arm’s length to protect those around him from becoming targets for his bloodthirsty brother.
The broken sword.
Lieutenant Bryn Viera was a shadow sword and a decorated officer, dedicated to protecting her people. But for the past five years she has lived as a slave and has the scars to prove it. Bryn vowed to escape or die trying—until she met Sabine.
The slave.
Born into slavery, Sabine never expected to fall in love. Her feelings for Bryn sparked her desire for a new life, but now Sabine is in phase, consumed by the need to mate with a male. Her dream of freedom with Bryn is on the brink of destruction, for to deny the phase means death.
Thrown together by the unforgiving demands of the phase, they must unite to save Cyprena’s people from a deadly new bioweapon—or be destroyed by the scars of their pasts.


“My sister, Andelynn, is an aleithir,” Jace said. “Until now, she was the only one I had met.”
“I’ve never met another one.” Sabine looked away. “Bryn is the only person I’ve ever told about it. I knew that it was different, and different is bad when you’re a slave. You want to be forgettable. Invisible.”
“I’m sorry, Sabine. I hope that you’ll be happy with me. At least you’ll have no doubts of my sincerity.”
Sabine nodded. Jace was being honest, she had no doubt of that. She glanced back and met his gaze—he had pale eyes, quite different from Bryn’s vibrant teal stare. His ramrod straight posture and the haughty tilt of his head showed calm command, but beneath that, Sabine sensed turmoil. Fear of rejection, and an underlying loneliness.
“You don’t know, do you?” she asked.
“You don’t know what would make you happy. Have you never been happy?”
“I was content.”
“That’s not the same thing,” Sabine insisted. “And it’s not enough. I was content for a long time, or at least I thought I was. Slaves live day-to-day. You don’t think of where you’ll be in a year, or ten years, because it’s likely to be the same place you are today.”
“What changed?”
“I met Bryn, and I learned that things could be different.”
“I see.” He considered her words for a moment, and then smirked. “It would make me happy if you ate something.”
Sabine giggled, and then stole a bite from his plate. She returned to the desk and stared down at her own food, suppressing a grimace. Food next, then inevitably more phase-frenzied sex, but then she would ponder this more—the unhappy Second Son of House Morningstar, her new mate. Jace wanted her—both of them—to be happy. Perhaps they could help him find happiness in return.



After reading the previous book in the Cy'ren Rising series, Nightfall, I was left greatly anticipating this next installment and my anticipation was richly rewarded.  From its exciting outer space battles that left you on the edge of your seat and your pulse pounding, to the political intrigue tearing families apart, this story moved at a quick yet immensely satisfying pace.  Throw in lots of super steamy sexual interludes between an intriguing trio of emotionally battered individuals and you end up with a decadently delightful sci-fi feast for the imagination.

Jace is the second son in House Morningstar and as such is arrogant, commanding, and used to the finer things in life.  His home life isn't perfect though as his brother is obsessed with inheriting their family's wealth which has put Jace's life in constant jeopardy as well as anyone he cares about.  Fear has kept him alone and refraining from claiming a mate.  When his current mission leads to the rescue of numerous sex slaves though his life completely changes as the powerful pheromones of his people has him desperate to claim the delicate and bruised Sabine along with her fiercely loyal lover Bryn.  In an unexpected twist for his House he claims both of them which leads to danger as their pasts come to light and as the deceit of House Nightfall continues to be discovered.  It also leads to a triad based on love, respect, unquestionable loyalty, and LOTS of scorching interludes.  Jace is a loyal man who's saved himself for the right woman.  It's a wonderful facet to his character and made him even more endearing.  He was very serious-minded early on but Bryn and Sabine brought out a playful side that made their encounters even more satisfying.

Bryn was once a shadow sword, a powerful warrior fighting alongside other soldiers when she was made a slave.  Her rebelliousness led to numerous beatings with the scars still apparent.  She was also sterilized which is the cruelest thing that can be done as their species is heading towards extinction.  She braved all of it with strength and with her love for Sabine.  Bryn is someone that loves to take care of others and having Sabine kept her going and fighting for their freedom.  She sees Jace as a threat at first but their love for Sabine binds them and their mutual admiration for each other has their connection deepening even further.  Jace sees her as an equal when it comes to fighting and he trusts her to keep Sabine safe from any threats from his brother which allows him to finally accept happiness.  Bryn is a remarkable heroine who fights tooth and nail for those she loves.  She's been through so many physical and emotional beatings but never weakened, she kept protecting others like the true warrior she honed herself into being.

Sabine is not as compelling as her mates as she's quieter and weaker through the circumstances of her life.  She's always been a slave and is unaccustomed to fighting for what she wants.  She counts on Bryn and Jace for her happiness and her safety.  When it comes to sexual appetites though her being in phase leaves her insatiable and jumping Jace and Bryn whenever possible.  For her species being in phase is their time to conceive and find a mate and gives us our first glimpse of Jace losing control over his tightly-wound nature which promises a future full of sex and unexpected changes.  Sabine is sweet with a sensual and playful side who brings calm to both her mates from a world full of chaos.  Once her past comes to light though the ramifications promise to be intriguing and will greatly influence what comes next.

This was an exhilarating story that kept me fully immersed in the twists and turns of political intrigue and the battle waging between the haves and the have-nots.  The deceit from House Nightfall continues to keep everyone on edge and battling to discover the truth before a bioweapon is unleashed.  The action is fast paced in a sci-fi world vividly depicted to keep readers fully immersed in the battles in both outer space and at home.  The main characters along with the secondary ones are memorable with unique personalities with pasts that have you rooting for them to finally find their HEA.  This was a wonderful addition to the series that can be read on its own, but with such talented storytelling each book isn't to be missed and I'm again left greatly anticipating the next installment.

My rating for this is an A.

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.
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Book Release Blast for An American Duchess by Sharon Page

Fans of the historical genre will be thrilled by today's release of An American Duchess by Sharon Page.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of this intriguing and emotionally compelling read and then add it to your bookshelf.......

Set on a crumbling English manor estate during the height of the Roaring Twenties, an American duchess must decide how much she's willing to risk for the life she truly desires…
It's 1922, and New York heiress Zoe Gifford longs for the freedoms promised by the Jazz Age. Headstrong and brazen, but bound by her father's will to marry before she can access his fortune, Zoe arranges for a brief marriage to Sebastian Hazelton, whose aristocratic British family sorely needs a benefactor.
Once in England, her foolproof plan to wed, inherit and divorce proves more complicated than Zoe had anticipated. Nigel Hazelton, Duke of Langford and Sebastian's older brother, is as austere and imposing as the family's ancestral estate. Still reeling from the Great War, Nigel is now staging a one-man battle against a rapidly changing world—and the outspoken Zoe represents everything he's fighting against.
When circumstances compel Zoe to marry Nigel rather than Sebastian, their heated quarrelling begets passion of another sort. But with Nigel unwilling to change with the times, will Zoe be forced to choose between her husband and her dreams?




New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sharon Page sold her first book, an erotic romance novel A GENTLEMAN SEDUCED, in 2004. Since then, she has published more than 20 novels and novellas, both traditionally through NY publishers (Kensington, Random House, Harlequin), and on her own through self-publishing.
Sharon writes:
Historical romantic women’s fiction (AN AMERICAN DUCHESS)
Erotic historical romance (SIN, DEEPLY IN YOU)
Erotic paranormal romance (BLOOD RED, BLOOD CURSE)
Sensual historical romance (THE CLUB, ENGAGED IN SIN)
New adult contemporary erotic romance (The Yardley College Chronicles series).
Sharon’s books have won many awards including two RT Book Reviews
Reviewers Choice Awards, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Colorado Award of Romance, and the Golden Quill. Sharon was nominated by RT Book Reviews in 2013 for Career Achievement in Erotic Romance.
She graduated with a degree in Industrial Design (School of Engineering) and worked for years in the structural engineering field. Married, with two children, Sharon now writes almost full time.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Book Spotlight for Mustang Maddy by Kacey Hammell

Those looking for a short yet super steamy read will get just that with the erotic short story, Mustang Maddy by Kacey Hammell.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of this second installment in the Revved & Ready series and then add it to your bookshelf.....

Grey Burkhardt is an expert at a lot of things—including keeping his feelings for Madison Evans in check. Sexy as sin and sweet as honey, she's always revved his engine. But she's his next door neighbor. No way is he going to muck up friendly neighborhood relations just to satisfy the heat simmering between them.
Madison has never seen anything sexier than the tricked out GT Mustang Grey has been keeping under wraps—other than the glint of danger and intrigue in his eyes when he offers her a ride. Now is her chance to act on the deep passion she’s harbored for him because this might be her one shot at taking control.


He cleared his throat and stepped closer. “You know, Mads, watching you fawn over my car, stroking her, makes me hot. I can hear every breath you take and sigh you release over her. It’s sexy as hell.”
She stood still as he moved in even closer, wedging her between him and the rear window. Thoughts of getting in the car fled as her heart raced. The hunger in his eyes called to her, her body craved it, wanted it.
She couldn’t deny herself any longer.
Leaning back against the car, she smirked. “I like appreciating great things. And to be honest, Mustangs turn me on. A lot.”
They said confession was good for the soul. Maddy was certain she’d just cleansed hers and there would be no going back.
Her palms flattened on the doors behind her. “The feel of the metal, and the pulse that emanates off the surface even when they’re not running…mmm. Everything in me comes alive whenever I see these muscled beauties.”
Grey lifted his arms, bracketing her in. “You’re one of the hottest chicks I know. No other woman has ever turned me on so much by talking about cars. You know, I’ve watched you—in a non-stalker way of course—for a long time now.”
Thrilled, Maddy’s heart skipped a beat. “What are you going to do with me now that I’m here?” What possessed her to ask, she had no idea, but the need and the desire in his gaze, aimed at her, called to all her sexual instincts. There was no way she could walk away now.
He aligned his body with hers, his eyes hooded as he gazed down at her. She surrendered to the headiness of this man, the pulsing rhythms of her body and waited with bated breath.
“I’m going to taste you...” Grey tilted his head to the side. All she could do wasstare at his lips as they came closer. “...in any sexy spot you’ll let me.”
His mouth met hers. Maddy opened to him like a budding flower. Claimed.Possessed. Riotous emotions swirled through her and her mind cleared. This. This type of hunger and excitement she’d been missing with any other man was all she desired. Intense, seductive and thirst to let go and give into the headiest of sexuality.
He eased his tongue into her mouth, gliding along hers, exploring, tasting...Maddy never wanted to break free.
A low moan escaped the back of her throat. She encircled his shoulders, arms pulling him in to stand between her legs.
His hardness behind his shorts pressed against her. Gasping, she broke free from his mouth and laid her head back on the car. He kissed his way down her throat. Her pussy throbbed. Her juices flooded her panties. A shiver raced down her spine. Her fingers clenching against his pecs, Maddy trembled as the exquisite tortures of his lips worshipped her, and his hips rolled his cock against her. His teeth grazed her skin along her shoulders. She widened her stance. Grey moaned as he pushed into her, harder and more aggressive.
Laying his forehead on her shoulder, he breathed deep. “Damn you’re intoxicating.”
Maddy palmed the back of his head, holding him in place as his hips still moved and let sweet agony build. The friction of her panties and shorts against her clit were spectacular. But she needed more.


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Canadian author, Kacey Hammell is definitely a book-a-holic, who began reading romances at a young age and became easily addicted.  These days, as a multi-published erotic romance author, she enjoys adding a lot of heat, sass and emotion to the Contemporary Romances she writes.
Mom of three, Kacey has made certain each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right. She lives her own happily ever after with her perfect hero in Ontario, Canada, and is a true romantic at heart.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Book Tour for Lover Claimed by A.M. Griffin (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Those who like their suspense with a bit of paranormal and steam will enjoy the thrill ride that Lover Claimed by A.M. Griffin, the second installment in the Dark Wolf Enterprises series, offers readers.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of this fast-paced story, along with my impressions of it, and then fill out the form below for the chance to win a $15 and a $10 Amazon GC too!

When Meisha comes home and finds a strange man in her kitchen, she does what any sensible person would do. She beats the crap out of him first, then asks questions after. When he explains her best friend is in mortal danger, Meisha knows the whole mess—including a recent murder and the threats on her friend’s life—may be her fault, and she’s determined to get to the bottom of it. And no sexy stranger is going to stop her.
Lajos Farkas isn’t expecting to meet a spitfire, martial artist when he’s on a mission to figure out who’s stealing from Dark Wolf Enterprises, and he certainly doesn’t expect her to insist on butting in on his investigation. But getting rid of Meisha is seemingly impossible, and when his wolf decides she’s his life-mate, suddenly he realizes he’ll do anything to keep her close and grow old with her.
If they can just stay alive long enough to make that possible.


She looked down at the dog, dead at her feet, and frowned.
What kind of dog is this?
He was black and big…no, huge. He was some kind of Husky for sure. A big Husky. She and Lajos were going to have a hard time trying to move this thing’s body. Leaving it in the hall wasn’t an option. She couldn’t risk someone spotting a dead dog in an office building. That would be enough to start another investigation and she really didn’t need the cops coming backto dust for prints again. While she was smart enough to wear gloves, Lajos was not. His prints would be all over the place.
She cursed him under her breath.
She peered at the dog again.
Something was different. Was it changing? She swore it had longer and thicker hair. Now she could see the skin underneath. And the face. The snout wasn’t long anymore. It looked…almost human.
She stood and watched, dumbfounded, as the dog…changed. Her mouth went dry. Her heart slammed against her ribs and her breaths became uncontrolled.
The dog turned into a human.
The guy who’d been chasing her lay on his side, naked. It was Fedir. His throat gaped and he had a hole in his chest.
“Wh-what are you?” she whispered.
Her hands began to shake. The knives almost slipped from her grip. Heat swept across her body.
Lajos’ voice was distant and urgent, but she couldn’t pull her eyes from the anomaly at her feet.
How is this possible?
In the back of her mind she could hear Lajos walking toward her.
“I-I killed a dog,” she kept repeating, trying to convince her mind that the dead man at her feet was some kind of trick.
“You killed a wolf.”
She looked up to find Lajos next to her. He put a hand on hers, pushing the knife that she held down to her side. She let him do the same to the other.
“A wolf?” she asked, confusion overtaking her brain. She looked back down at the man. “But…”
Lajos took a deep breath. “He was a wolf shifter.”
Wolf shifter?
Her head began to swim, making her dizzy. This type of thing doesn’t happen in real life.
“We need to get rid of the body,” he said.
“I-I don’t believe you.” She looked up at him. “W-Where is his friend?”
“He jumped from the office window. I wanted to go after him, but I couldn’t leave you here withFedir. I didn’t want you to get hurt.”
She indicated with her hand at Fedir. “Is his friend one of these too?”
“Oh my God, the Yaruzi sent freaks after us,” she whispered.
He brushed past her. “They aren’t freaks.” He stepped over the dead man and crouched behind him.
She stared down at Fedir. Her and her family could get away from the Yaruzi—she’d trained most of her life in tactics geared toward escaping them—but this… She shook her head in disbelief. How would they escape from people like Fedir?
“He changed from a man to a wolf and back to a man again,” Meisha said, her voice sounded distant. “H-How was he—it able to do that?”
“He isn’t a freak and he’s not an ‘it’. He’s a shifter, particularly a wolf shifter.”
“I d-don’t believe you. W-why would I believe something as crazy at that?”
He leaned over and sniffed the guy’s hair. “Because I’m one too.”




Those who read and enjoyed Dark Wolf Enterprises will find much of the same here as the hero, Lajos, is the brother of that book's hero.  The action here takes place alongside that story's timeline and is equally exciting, action-packed, and sensual.  With two strong-willed and independent-minded main characters it's a rocky road to HEA though as both battle continually against what their hearts and minds want.

Lajos isn't expecting to be roughed up by a girl while helping his brother's mate but it's an unexpected first meeting that sets the tone for the burgeoning relationship between him and Meisha.  Lajos isn't looking for love but is inexplicably drawn to her and desperate to keep her safe as she continually runs head-on into danger as she wants to be a part of seeing justice done.  As a shifter though his mating instincts soon kick in and their fling is no longer enough but to fully claim her he must save her from herself as well as the bad guys.  Lajos is a sexy man who exudes confidence.  He's comfortable being on his own but enjoys the merry chase Meisha leads him on even as it exasperates him.  The mating process is intriguing too with a bit of a twist from what I've read before.

Meisha is a likable heroine, strong-willed and immensely independent.  She's more than capable of taking care of herself and knowing her friend is in danger, as well as herself, puts herself in jeopardy time and again.  Trying to keep her safe is the sexy Lajos who she's attracted to but doesn't want a relationship with.  Their verbal battle of wills and sensual back and forth banter soon leads to a relationship that takes an unexpected turn that will change her life completely and introduces her to a world she could only dream about.  Meisha gives as good as she gets and her verbal sparring with Lajos is exhilarating and sexy to see.  They're a perfect match with a journey to HEA that was rocky but full of sexiness.  Her introduction and reaction to the world of shifters was believable and added to an already rocky relationship but it ultimately made their connection stronger.

This was an exciting and sensual addition to the Dark Wolf Enterprises series that can be read as a stand-alone but will be a richer and more satisfying experience having read the first book.  The characters are strong-willed and immensely likable, though I wish Meisha would've looked before she leaped more often.  The story is fast-paced with exciting twists and turns with a romance that is super sexy.  Fans of shifter romances will find some of the elements familiar but with a bit of a twist too.  Overall it's a satisfying and suspenseful romance and a welcome addition to the paranormal genre.

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Murder, mayhem and imprinting with a hot wolf shifter… And they say being an accountant is boring.
The big break Trudi Hollander’s small accounting firm needs has finally arrived, but unfortunately it comes with murder, mayhem and Kristof Farkas, a man she just can’t seem to resist. Even worse, Kristof is the CFO of Dark Wolf Enterprises—the one person who can pull the plug on the job that will take her company to the next level.
And then there are the assassins who can jump from three stories up and still be able to run away…
Kristof has no intention of giving in to his inner wolf and claiming Trudi. She’s human. Too fragile to withstand being a shifter’s mate. But the need to protect her is stronger than his resolve, and his desire is more powerful yet. He’ll fight with everything he has to keep her safe, both from those who would hurt her, and from himself.

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A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Book Spotlight for Seduced by the Daredevil by Jorja Lovett

I love discovering new-to-me authors and today the book I'm introducing you to tells the steamy story of opposites attracting.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of Seduced by the Daredevil by Jorja Lovett, a fun and flirty book, and then add it to your bookshelf.......

Thanks for hosting me today, and sharing in the new release madness! Seduced by the Daredevil is available now and is a bit of a departure from my usual style. It started life as a medical romance, but there are definitely moments of rom com in there, as you can see from the excerpt…

Sparks fly when 'Miss Stuffy Knickers' Andrea Bolan meets her match in daredevil Matt King. There's nothing quite like a passionate kiss to motivate a girl to jump off a building in the name of charity. With her inhibitions left far behind she begins to see the benefits of no-strings fun and sets her sights on her sexy abseiling instructor, but things don't go exactly to plan.
Adrenaline junkie Matt fights his demons by living his life on the edge and an uptight dietitian definitely isn't his usual type. But, when they're thrown together at work there's no denying the chemistry. Lust is easy for him to deal with, but he doesn't do commitment.
A sizzling affair catches them both by surprise but if they're not careful their pasts might just cost them any chance of future happiness.

Matt was eternally grateful he had bought the apartment close by, overlooking the River Lagan. He had enough trouble keeping his hands off Andrea for the duration of the five-minute journey. Small talk with a driver in no obvious hurry was the last thing he wanted, with seduction on his mind. He held it together until they pulled up outside the apartment block.
"Cheers, mate." He threw a few notes through the window and pulled a giggling Andrea from the passenger seat.
Lust fueled their journey and they half-ran to the entrance of the exclusive new complex. The few steps leading to his front door were taken in such a frenzied rush to reach their destination that Andrea stumbled on those impossibly high heels.
"Are you okay?" On autopilot, he knelt down to her crumpled position on the step and carefully removed her shoe to check for any swelling.
"I'm fine." She giggled again and held up the broken heel of her shoe.
"Thank goodness that's the only casualty," he said, and swept her, and the broken stiletto, up into his arms to carry her the rest of the way. With one hand fiddling with the lock and the other cradling Andrea close to him, who said men couldn't multitask?
Once inside, he set her back onto her feet and closed the door shut with the force of his body pinning hers against it. He wanted her naked, and that damn sweater which had teased him all day needed to go. Andrea didn't resist when he lifted it to reveal the bounty beneath, but tugged at his T-shirt in response until pressing his naked skin to hers became as necessary as breathing. He impatiently hiked her top higher to strip her completely of it.
"Hold on a sec." Andrea's muffled voice came from the tangle of blue wool wedged around her head. He yanked until her head popped free, leaving that once-silky hair a veritable bird's nest.
"That's better," she said. "Now you."
He broke contact to get rid of the barrier, and those few seconds let him drink in the sight of her. In a white bra and jeans, hair mussed, and lips swollen from his tending, she was a far cry from the priss-miss he'd first encountered.
Man, what a turn-on.
The rapid rise and fall of her chest mesmerized him, but restrictive cotton denied him the full effect of her voluptuous cleavage. Eager to free her from all conservative binds, his fingers sought to unhook the fastening of her bra. A well-rehearsed tug and flick failed to open the catch, and he distracted her with a passionate kiss while he worked on it. First with one hand, then with two, he pushed and pulled to no avail.
Finally, he had to admit defeat. "I can't get this bloody thing open, Andie."
Resisting the urge to rip it off, Matt waited while she reached to undo it herself. She whipped her underwear off to release her pert breasts into view, and slung it in his direction. The bra catapulted directly into his face, the tail end popping him in the eye. Instinctively he clutched his eye and stifled a verbal wince.
"I'm sorry. I'm so sorry." Through a watery haze, he saw her hand fly to her mouth in horror.
"Don't worry, Andie. It's not your fault." He tried to blink back the watery sting to ease her guilt, but full apology mode had already kicked in.
"That was a stupid thing to do. I don't know what I was thinking."
His one good eye saw her bend to retrieve the makeshift weapon. She stood up and accidentally head-butted him between the legs, his groin suffering the next hit. His tongue nearly didn't make it either, he bit it so hard to stop from crying out. The crippling agony doubled him in two and he fought to breathe through it. When, oh when, had his tried and tested methods of seduction turned into a comedy of errors?
"Why don't we take this somewhere safer? Like the bedroom?" he asked in shallow bursts amid ragged breaths.
Andrea placed a self-conscious arm across her chest and limped to his bedroom, one foot shoeless and the other wobbling on a stiletto. He followed when the ache down below receded enough to allow movement.



Jorja Lovett is a British author with both Irish and Scottish roots, which makes for a very dry sense of humour. Writing since she was old enough to wield a pen, it wasn't until she joined her crit group, UCW, that she pursued her passion seriously.
Now, with Joe Manganiello as her permanent muse, if she can leave the pause button on her Magic Mike dvd long enough, she hopes to spend the rest of her days writing steamy romances.
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Winner of In From the Cold Giveaway......

Before I announce the winner of the t-shirt in honor of Cat Grant's In From the Cold, I'd like to thank Ms. Grant for hosting this giveaway as well as introducing us to her newly-released novella.  Thanks too those who stopped by and commented.  And now, without further ado, the winner of the specially-designed t-shirt is.....

.......Mary Preston!!!!!  Congratulations!  You're on a roll here lately!  I'll be sending you an email soon to confirm your win so be on the lookout for it.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Book Tour for Jungle Heat by Sarah Mäkelä (GIVEAWAY)

Fans of shifter romances have reason to rejoice with the newly-released Jungle Heat by Sarah Makela, the first installment in her Amazon Chronicles.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of this sensual paranormal read and make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $5 GC and ebooks too!

An Amazon Princess and a weretiger must find love enough to heal their peoples’ painful history.
The Amazon Rainforest still contains a few secrets. One of these secrets is a hidden village of women whose history is filled with the horror of conquering men. 
Adara Rukan, princess of the Amazons, ventures away from her village to find something waiting for her. Andrei "Rei" Makarov is a weretiger and a biologist on assignment. Can Rei and Adara find love enough to bridge their two separate worlds?


Adara raced over the dense forest floor, trying to escape the shadow closing on her heels. Fear pumped adrenaline through her body as she ran toward her village through the darkness. Panic tangled with the sheer need to survive. If only I'd listened. What was I thinking, coming out alone?
She shot a glance over her shoulder. Her foot smacked against a tree root in the moment of distraction, pitching her body forward. The fall came in slow motion.
Cursing under her breath, she rolled onto her back. Dry leaves clung to her blonde hair. The subtle, musty scent of slow rot rose from the rich soil, mixed with something coming from behind her. The dark shadow loomed. Her gaze rose to take in her pursuer, wondering if the beast would be her doom.
The tall, broad-shouldered creature towered over her. Watching. It wasn't human or animal. The village wise woman had warned her of beings like this, but they'd seemed like fables. How could something so fantastical be real?
Even as she trembled with fear, this creature captivated her. The black and orange stripes covering his shoulders and arms evoked a distant memory, yet the design was uncommon in the Amazon.
His hair hung in straight, black strands like a human's, but his face had the nose, mouth, and eyes of a feline. His muscular, naked body reflected a splendid combination of both species. Sweat-shiny skin glistened through the inch-long fur that covered him. His white chest intrigued her, all the way to the patch of fur barely covering his groin. Leaves and branches framed his face with a lush green background. He crouched over her. His piercing golden eyes focused solely on her. His stare reminded her of a cat from her village staring at a small rodent before pouncing.
As he leaned down, she grabbed her kris from the garter on her thigh and pushed it against his stomach. She didn't want today to be the day she died. Her people needed her. She wouldn't let this beast deny them their princess.
The animal cocked his head at her. He brushed his lips over her throat, whiskers tickling her chin.
Her body stiffened. What is he doing? Bewilderment spread through her as his feline lips touched her neck. Instead of biting her, his canines grazed lightly, gently, from just below her ear down to her shoulder, almost as if exploring her flesh, instead of seeking to rip open her throat.
She tensed. Even with her weapon pressed against the beast's stomach, she still feared for her life. As an Amazon princess, she wasn't easily scared. But this feline made her heart pound. If only she had brought Rubia with her. She wouldn't be in this situation and could've stood a better chance against this feline.
Why does he persist in toying with me? Adara swallowed as a low burn started in the pit of her stomach. These feelings confused her.
A soft sniffing sounded in her ear right before his tongue scraped rough caresses on her skin. Other jungle cats marked their territory. Did this animal believe she was his? She didn't want to find out.
Without waiting for the feline's next move, Adara drove the kris deep into his stomach, meeting resistance as it plunged through flesh and muscle. She forced it further as his blood flowed onto her hands, making the hilt of the kris slick, weakening her grip.
He roared and leapt back with her kris still embedded in his abdomen.
She scrambled to her feet. His scream so near the side of her face made her ear ring. Bringing up a hand to her ear, Adara felt a trail of his wet blood drip along her cheek.
He straightened his spine and strode back to her, her kris still buried in him. It seemed as if it were nothing more than a minor annoyance to him. She clenched her hands into fists and dropped them to her sides.
The reality of what she saw struck her. She froze. How could he act so unaffected? He shouldn't have been able to move around so casually. It wasn't possible. How can I outrun something like that? This can't be happening. Her mother had always warned her to be careful when traveling through the forest. Why hadn't she listened? And how could she feel so drawn to this animal when he intimidated her?
"Who are you?" Gritting her teeth, she forced her voice to resonate with the commanding tones of an Amazon huntress, and fervently hoped it didn't betray the panic racing through her veins. Her people's beliefs restricted them from showing fear in front of strangers. Not that they saw many. But her tribeswomen were survivors in dangerous times. Their history brimmed with reminders.
The feline bared pointed white teeth. "Call me Rei." His husky voice reverberated like a deep growl.
He launched into the air and, before she could react, flattened her to the ground. Air whooshed out of her lungs. Her eyes widened and locked onto his.
He pinned her arms next to her head and pressed his feline lips to hers. His tongue scraped across her lower lip, causing nips of pain to cut through the alluring sensation.
She shook her head hard, breaking the kiss. Her breath rushed out short and quick. Never before had she kissed anyone. His mouth on hers created fiery stirrings within her body that felt almost too good. Her racing pulse only spread the warmth throughout her body that much faster.
Twice a year, her tribeswomen associated with Indian men. The younger girls were forced to stay in a hut during those visits, although Adara had snuck out once with Rubia in a fit of rebellion. She'd spotted one of her kin pressing her mouth against an Indian male's. Could this be what happens?
But men weren't to be trusted. Her kin had learned that the hard way many, many years ago.
Her mind flashed to the tales she'd heard from the wise woman. Horrible reminders assaulted her, memories of the men from long ago, enslaving her kind, killing them ruthlessly with diseases and swords.
She could imagine the cruelty of the conquering, pillaging men as vividly as if she had been there herself, so strongly had the wise woman spoken. It had taken weeks for her to sleep soundly after listening to that story.
Sudden panic swept away the lust that burned inside her. This creature could do the same. He's chased me, after all.
"What do you want from me?" Adara asked, trying to sound forceful, but instead her voice came out husky. She cleared her throat and returned his gaze.
Talking with an animal! Rubia would be jealous. Her tribeswomen would never believe this story... if she survived the encounter.
Rei smiled, warmth emanating from him. "You." His chest rumbled, and he rolled the word off his tongue like an exotic purr.




NYT and USA Today bestselling author Sarah Mäkelä loves her fiction dark, magical, and passionate. She is a paranormal romance author, but she’s written all over the romance spectrum with cyberpunk, sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy...even a sweet contemporary romance!
A life-long paranormal fan, she still sleeps with a night-light. In her spare time, she reads sexy books, watches scary movies (and Ghost Adventures), and plays computer games with her husband. When she gets the chance, she loves traveling the world too.
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Book Blast for Galactic Treasure by Theodora Marie Adams (Review & GIVEAWAY)

As a fan of the sci-fi genre I was drawn to this quick and steamy m/m read.  Today I'm giving you a glimpse of Galactic Treasure by Theodora Marie Adams that draws readers into the world of Cons through my impressions of it and by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 Amazon GC as well as 1 of 5-$5 Amazon GCs!

Connor Masterson has finally managed to take some time off and go to Earth Con. For three days and nights, he’s going to get his geek on without worrying about work or the latest edition of his science fiction manga novel. He never expected to find two men who embody all his dreams and fantasies there and certainly not right after signing in.
Neither Valvik nor Zaraheed are looking forward to their current assignment: go to the Earth Con located in Austin, Texas and track down any and all rumors on the Ark scrolls, an ancient collection needed for the betterment of their dying people. Neither warrior expects to be drawn to a human, especially the same one.
The two men are determined to stay as low key as possible while searching for the scrolls, but that might be hard to do with an intergalactic killer wants the scrolls for himself.


Connor turned his head to the left to look into Victor’s lavender eyes. They appeared luminescent even in the dark bar. He swore they shined as though backlit with light. Whatever company made Victor’s contacts had done a wonderful job. If Connor didn’t know for a fact that nothing human could have that eye color, well, he would swear they were real. Though he knew they were fake, there was no denying what looking into those eyes did to him. His cock swelled, his heart pounded, and thinking became rocket science. “Uh,” he stammered out intelligently.
Victor’s lips tilted up just the slightest bit at the edge. Connor got the distinct impression Victor was trying very hard not to laugh at him. He should’ve been offended, but he wasn’t. Instead he found an answering half smile on his own mouth. Yeah, he was totally acting like a starstruck teen, but he couldn’t help it. These men perfectly embodied what he wanted in a man. Things he never thought he’d get in one -- or in this case, two -- packages.
“Come. Join us. We promise you will not regret your decision,” Zack said.
He didn’t doubt, not after what happened just minutes ago in the back of the taxi. The question was should he keep going, allow this thing between them to go where it wanted. He could walk away, call it quits, but did he want to?
Connor tilted his head slightly to the right to look at him. His eyes were a dark amber color, no less alien than his friend’s.
When he was ten Connor realized he wasn’t like his classmates and liked boys. Since then he’d been blessed and cursed to meet some truly fascinating guys, men he couldn’t help but fall for, but he had yet to meet a person who called out to him as much as these men did. Not even his ex-boyfriend affected him as strongly as they did and he was with the guy for three years.
The attraction was exhilarating. Invigorating. Frightening.
Zack moved just a little bit closer and the heat from his body burned along Connor’s skin. “Give us this night. Let us provide your every need, fulfill your every desire. Connor, let us treasure you.” Zack’s breath tickled Connor’s nape and his words seared his ear.
Let us treasure you. Connor swallowed thickly and nodded his head. How could he say no to that?



Fans of sci-fi will find the premise of this story engaging with its clever blend of alien myths and Earth culture as two alien warriors invade a Con to look for the scrolls to save their race and are inexplicably drawn to a human author who's more than he seems.  What follows is a sexy, suspenseful, and action-packed journey to HEA giving us bits of character's backstories to immerse readers even more in the story.

Zaraheed and Valvik are trying to blend in at the start of the Con but their height, impressive build, and domineering nature have all eyes on them.  It's quiet author Connor though who captures their attention and they undertake a sensual war to win him over against their better judgement.  They take their time getting to know him as he doesn't believe in one-night stands but once they decide to claim him the sexual tension that was building explodes in a super steamy ménage that creates unexpected ramifications that puts Connor's life in jeopardy as well as the scrolls that they're desperate to have to save their people.  Once a villain from Zaraheed's past enters the picture the melodrama picks up and bits of his past come to light that have us sympathetic towards the compelling warrior.  Both of these warriors are unforgettable and unique in their personalities as Zaraheed is serious-minded with dominant tendencies.  Valvik is more fun-loving and expressive in his emotions and not afraid by what their joining with Connor ultimately means.  It takes a near-death experience and a battle with the past though before these warriors can have their HEA with the human that turns their lives upside down.

Connor is a quiet man who's very intelligent but uncomfortable in crowds.  He believes in relationships and has had only a few boyfriends and is therefore shocked by the attention he receives from two super sexy warriors.  They spend time getting to know each other with that time teeming with sexual tension.  He's overwhelmed by the two of them but can't help accepting the sexual delights they offer which changes his life completely introducing him to a world he only wrote about before.  His mind is opened by being with them and sets him on a new path which puts his life in jeopardy where he must rely on the men he's only known for three days.  I liked Connor and his sweet and endearing nature that made him easy to relate to.

The premise of this story is fun and original and starts the story off strong, but the middle half gets a bit boring as their relationship evolves through sightseeing in Austin.  Their first sexual encounter was super steamy, playful, with touches of dominance that differentiated Zaraheed and Valvik's personalities.  The ramifications of that encounter were a nice twist that sent the story into an entirely new and suspenseful direction introducing us to the nasty villain G'herkon and his surprising connection to Zaraheed that gave even more insight into the man he is behind his serious facade.  Their encounter with G'herkon though was a bit disappointing as it was over far too soon.  Ultimately this was an entertaining and sexy story that at times was a bit rough around the edges but still made for an exhilarating ride with its meshing of alien and Earth cultures.  I'm hoping that Ms. Adams brings us back to this world as this initial glimpse was an enticing one.

My rating for this is a B.

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Theodora is an avid traveler who discovered Japanese manga and anime in her youth, closely followed by yaoi. She’s been in love with pretty boys who love equally attractive men since then. Theodora can usually find her in a local coffee shop drinking black tea and typing furiously.


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