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Uriel's Fall by Loralie Hall - Cover Reveal

Blurb What's a corporate demon to do when the voice in her head is devouring her sanity from the inside out, and the hosts of heaven and hell would rather see her destroyed than surrender a power they shouldn't possess? Ronnie has the job any entry-level angel or demon would sell their soul for—she's a retrieval analyst for the largest search engine in the world. Ubiquity is a joint initiative between heaven and hell. Because what better way to track all of humanity's secrets, both good and bad, than direct access to their web browsing habits. She might appreciate the position a little more if a) she could remember anything about her life before she started working at Ubiquity, b) the damn voice in her head would just shut up already, and c) her boss wasn't a complete dickhead. As she searches for the solutions to the first two issues, and hopes the third will work itself out in performance reviews, she uncovers more petty backstabbing than an episode of Real Housewive…


One of the biggest thrills I ever have is seeing a genuine 5* review for one of my books. So when I saw the same reader on Goodreads, having read all three of my Atlantic Divide Series gave them a great review and 5* each, I was delighted.

Here's a little snippet:

"The reality of a series is not only do you have to write a good (first) book with interesting characters that your readers will enjoy interacting with, you have to surround these characters with a supporting cast that also interest the reader. This is essential for any series to survive because the reader has to want to be drawn back into the world that the author has created. The reader has to want to go back and interact with the characters again and again and watch and learn as the supporting characters in one book are brought to the forefront in another book and given a chance to find their HEA. If a reader isn't drawn deeply into the world the author creates, if the reader doesn't care about the charac…

Book Boyfriend Blog Hop...and the winner is...

Congratulations to Cathy Brockman, winner of Flynn's Kiss for commenting on the Book Boyfriend Blog Hop.

Blurb Severely scarred during a disastrous mission, ex special forces Flynn Swann is home after three years of avoidance. By his own admission, he’s no good with women and the last thing he expects or wants is the attention of a curvy little brunette, who’s just passing through.
With apparently no fear or revulsion of his scarred face, the boisterous woman bounds into his life and destroys all hope of a quiet visit. It is obvious to literally everyone that she wants him—all of him.
Worse still, despite her atrocious taste in fashion and Stetsons, she appears to have won the hearts of the entire town.
Scientist Liberty Sophia Glennon is on a mission to find a man before she has to return to the loneliness of the New Zealand outback where she has already spent eighteen lonely months doing research.
A ticking hormone bomb, Liberty feels time is running away with her. Outwardly she i…


I’ve always been a really prolific reader and although English, I read copious amounts of U.S. authors. I don’t know why I enjoy them so much, but I do. From thrillers to romance to fantasy I really love reading them.
One of my first discoveries, now many years ago, was Nora Roberts. I loved the way she wrote – I still do. She can haul me in and make me visualise her characters to such an extent that they stay with me. My favourite of all her characters still is the first book of hers I read with my Book Boyfriend – Cameron Quinn. For a start, what a name. Already my heart starts to beat a little faster. Then give the man a bad boy reputation and I’m hooked. A car racer no less. Yummy.
Rip him away from his life of luxury, stick this poor little rich playboy in the backwater he grew up in and give him a ten year old to raise. Then slide the shutters open a little bit at a time, because with a book boyfriend, they can’t just be bad. Nope. Bad is the initial appeal, but if they aren’…

Flynn's Kiss - Another Great Review

Title:  Flynn's Kiss (Disarmed and Dangerous, Book 1) Genre: Contemporary Author: Diane Saxon Reviewer: Jo Reviewer Email: Publisher:Taliesin Publishing LLC ISBN: 9781629160368 Release Date: April 1,  2014 Author Website: Author Email: Format: EBOOK Rating: 4.5 blue ribbons
FLYNN'S KISS is a contemporary romance from an author that manages to engage all my senses and emotions as I read.  The characters are so very real that I can feel their emotions and sympathize and empathize as needed.  Flynn, a true alpha male, has a hard time showing his feelings especially with the trauma he faced as a Special Forces operative.  Liberty is not at all what she seems when she's first introduced.  Watching them help each other heal was heartwarming as they each slowly let us see who they each are and what has shaped their lives. Saxon's FLYNN'S KISS has many undercurrents to the storyline.  The epilogue set the stage and …

Houston Havens – Sinful Surrender (Psychic Menage #1)

A multi-genre story: Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi Romance, Fantasy Romance, Futuristic Menage (MFMM), Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic, Light BDSM, and Psychics.
Tag Line: Why be tempted by one man's seduction when you can be loved by three?
Blurb Top psychic spy Fay Avalon saw too much on her latest mind traveling mission and is now on the run from her post-catastrophic dystopian government, searching for the truth and proof. She escapes but is shot down, landing in the arms of the enemy.
In Drakker and Arlo’s world, women are so rare the men have accepted a polyandrous lifestyle. When the brothers stumble upon Fay unconscious in the wreckage of an aircraft, they are immediately attracted to her. Arlo wants to keep her, but Drakker knows they can’t. They must take her to their brother Logan Abán, leader of their people.
Logan struggles with trusting anyone, even himself. When a beautiful, intelligent, and intriguing woman falls into their laps, his denied desires for intimacy challenge his n…

Guest Post - Betty Bolté - Traces

Traces: Then and Now
            My first novel, Traces, began its life as a graduate thesis. The focus of the thesis was on what techniques and tropes the masters of supernatural storytelling employed. The first half of the paper provided my analysis and the second half the first three chapters of the story, also called Traces.             It’s important to note, however, that the story itself morphed over the ensuing years as I learned more about the craft of writing and storytelling. The only continuity between the thesis and the book centers on three elements: the main character, Meredith; the house as a character; and a nod to classic supernatural authors Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James.             Meredith Reed is a smart, loving woman who knows what she wants and how to get it. That’s true whether she was married and had children (in the thesis version) or was a widow trying to bury her grief over losing her husband and child (in the book).             Originally, the house was s…