Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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 Housewives, and a conspiracy as old as Lucifer's descent from heaven. On top of all that, if she forgets the cover sheet on her TPS report one more time, she's absolutely going on final written warning.
Now Ronnie’s struggling to keep her sanity and job, and stop the voice in her head from stealing her life. She almost misses the boredom of data analysis at Ubiquity. Almost.

Excerpt
I materialized from the ether, already anticipating the comfort of Lucifer's office in hell and being enveloped in the closest thing I recognized as feeling like home. His door was open when I got there, and I saw him at his desk so I pushed in with a brief announcing knock.
I exhaled in relief as his familiar aura seeped into me. As one of the three remaining originals, he had his own little corner of hell that was all his and no one else’s. Instead of being generic day to day blahness, it radiated the fact that he’d occupied it for millennia. As I got far enough inside to see the rest of the room, I froze, all coherent thought evaporating.
It’s not… Maybe? Mikkel?
Lucifer wasn’t alone. The stranger looked up, steel-blue eyes locking on mine. A few days growth of black stubble decorated his chin, and his mud-caked boots rested on Lucifer’s desk, the occasional flake dropping down to mar the shine. It wouldn’t scuff the oak finish—Lucifer liked his polished-until-it-was-almost-a-mirror wood finishes too much to let that happen, but it still had to be irritating the hell out of my mentor.
It wasn’t always easy to tell the difference between an angel and a demon—since technically we were all made from the same stuff, and just accomplished our goals differently. But a real angel. One served order instead of looking for the loopholes that allowed chaos, had a different aura. A smooth glow instead of a kaleidoscope of fractured light.
And the arrogant man with his feet on my boss’s desk was more distinctly angel than anyone I’d ever met. Something about the situation, on top of the last twenty-four hours of my bizarre life, amused me. Who was he? Angels in hell weren’t unheard of, but they disliked our methods enough that visits were rare. I stepped toward him. With dark hair, light eyes, and an obvious disdain for the most powerful demon in existence, he was sexy, and compelling, and—
If you’ll stop swooning, I can kill that fucker. Right here and now. Draw your sword.



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About Loralie Hall
Loralie Hall is a full time corporate geek and a fuller time writer. Her spouse is her muse and their cats are very much their children. When they’re not spending way too much time gaming, they’re making the world more good by vanquishing one fictional evil at a time.


Saturday, 24 May 2014

ATLANTIC DIVIDE SERIES - FIVE STARS ALL AROUND


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 characters the author creates then no matter how many books an author writes or how much they promote or discount their books no one will be interested. In my opinion, Diane Saxon is a master of the series!"

For the full review go to https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/7122072.Diane_Saxon select each title to read the separate reviews.

To buy the books, simply click on the tab at the top of this website. You can purchase in any ebook format you want.


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Thursday, 22 May 2014

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 is a bouncing ball of over-confidence, but inside she is still a frightened little girl with horrific memories of her childhood and a desperate need to be liked.

Completely unfazed by his external scars, her seduction of Flynn is not so difficult, but follow-through proves painful as Liberty realizes Flynn’s wounds run further than just skin deep.
With apparently nothing in common but their passionate attraction, how will these two damaged souls deal with each other’s fear of rejection?

Excerpt

He was pretty sure the sun was affecting his brain as he took a few swift gulps of water and readjusted himself as the thought of Liberty made him harden and swell, making him pretty uncomfortable in the armchair of a saddle.

Sunlight burned the back of his retinas, so after four hours of riding, he could have sworn blind he was hallucinating when those scorched-out eyes focused on a spot of bright, glowing white almost on the horizon. A little beacon.

He strained his vision in the vain hope he might be wrong, but as he approached, he knew fucking well it was the bouncy brunette with another goddamn awful excuse for a hat perched upon her head. Some ignorant bastard had taken a perfectly good Stetson and colored it up white. Stark white.

Fuck.

The yellow one with the dead bird wrapped around it had been an obscenity and had been quickly squashed. It wasn’t deliberate, and he still had the pretty little feathers in the breast pocket of his shirt for some reason beyond his own comprehension. But this hat was even worse.

He scanned her campsite as he advanced on her. She seemed to have managed to unsaddle the horse and unload the pack pony and was seated on a deep pink blanket on the ground, leaning comfortably with her back up against the saddle.


Fuck.

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Monday, 12 May 2014

BOOK BOYFRIEND BLOG HOP





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’t filled with compassion and hidden depths, then they’re no boyfriend of mine.

Every heartstring I have pulls and I can still pick up the Chesapeake series of books. Each one of those heroes grabbed me, but let’s face it I’d rather be grabbed by Cameron Quinn, in the flesh.

Enter the Rafflecopter Competion here - then look below my own personal prize.

If you want to find a Book Boyfriend of your own, try Flynn’s Kiss. He’s my very own Book Boyfriend and you can win him if you make a comment and tell me who your first love book boyfriend was.



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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Flynn's Kiss - Another Great Review

Title:  Flynn's Kiss (Disarmed and Dangerous, Book 1)
Genre: Contemporary
Author: Diane Saxon
Reviewer: Jo
Reviewer Email: jo@romancejunkies.com
Publisher: Taliesin Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781629160368
Release Date: April 1,  2014
Author Website: http://www.dianesaxon.com/
Author Email: diane@saxonpark.co.uk
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 I was reunited with many of the characters we met in the ATLANTIC DIVIDE SERIES which was the icing on the cake and very unexpected even though you did not have to read that series since enough information was given to keep you in the storyline.  Flynn and Liberty had immediate chemistry even though it was across the way in a crowded bar but watch out when they finally do come face to face.  Neither is what the other one expects but the pull is there and we slowly get to know each of them even through their wariness of each other and their numerous flights in the opposite direction.  Catching up with Kate and Jack, Bill, Sam and Lydia amongst others made it an even more enjoyable read.  Buddy was a character that deserves what he gets. There were family and friends along with sadness, happiness, laughter, tears, romance and love. There was a happily ever after but much more story to tell.  An epilogue or a few more chapters would have wrapped it up nicely and I can only hope that we will get the closure I'm looking for once the next book in the series is out.
This book did not disappoint and I'm looking forward to reading future books in the series as well as future books by Saxon.

SNIPPET— FLYNN'S KISS is book one in the DISARMED AND DANGEROUS SERIES and is connected to the three books the author wrote in the ATLANTIC DIVIDE SERIES which I loved.  There is the sexy edginess along with real people with feelings and emotions that grab you in immediately and steamy scenes that set the ground on fire!

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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

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 need to trust the spy. He’s frustrated by romantic Arlo’s claims of her innocence. Even when pragmatic and dominating Drakker defends her as well, Logan refuses to trust his gut.

Can one woman satisfy the diverse desires of three men? Will Logan’s fears be realized by betrayal? Is Fay to be sentenced to death as a spy, suffer a fate worse than death by being returned to her government as a traitor, or will she find a new life and love as the wife of three sexy brothers?


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Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Sinful-Surrender-Psychic-M%C3%A9nage-Book-ebook/dp/B00J1RDFUU

 

Liquid Silver Bookshttp://www.lsbooks.com/sinful-surrender-p893.php

 

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B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sinful-surrender-houston-havens/1118944878?ean=9781622100675

 



 

Long Bio
Houston Havens retired from a successful modeling career and an adventurous jet-set lifestyle to set the world on fire with her erotic romance books. A tenacious Irish lass, she strives to entertain with seductive stories created from her decadent imagination and traces of a provocative lifestyle she may or may not admit to.
Her interest in the paranormal, fascination with quantum science, passion with myths, and the lure of her mysterious Celtic Irish-Druid bloodlines are combined with generally unknown truths, strange facts, and questionable fiction. Her novels reflect a mix of the past, present, and future, with sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, western romance, and always love everlasting. An author of six romances, a seven book erotic romance series, and numerous articles in literary magazines, she has two award winning blogs. Stop by for a visit and leave a comment at http://houstonhavens.wordpress.com

Short Bio
Erotic romance author Houston Havens, a former successful model enjoying an adventurous jet-set lifestyle, intrigues her readers with a mix of the past, present, and future, and sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, and western romance, always with love everlasting. A tenacious Irish lass filled with passion and mystery hopes her sultry stories will entertain and fascinate those who dare to take the journey. She’s also a social media junkie with an award winning blog. http://houstonhavens.wordpress.com


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Sunday, 4 May 2014

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 situated in the outskirts of Huntsville, Alabama, and needed lots of repairs. When I rewrote the story, I chose to locate the story in a fictional county and town in south central Tennessee, and made it an historic plantation home. Both had ghosts involved, though different ones. (I do love ghost stories!)
            Elements of Poe’s and James’ tales were woven into the original: a person buried alive in a basement; tarnished silver doorknobs; a wolf-like dog. In Traces, I’ve retained a person buried alive, though that event happens in the past. And I’ve kept the tarnished doorknobs.
            I love being able to take factual information and weave it into fiction. Even in Traces, I’ve tried to weave historical facts into the storyline, to deepen the narrative resonance. That’s probably why I also write historical romance, to spotlight life in distant times.

            Thanks for letting me share some of the background of my debut, Traces! What do you love about paranormal romances and ghost stories?


Author: Betty Bolté
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Series: Ghosts of Roseville
Book #: 1
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Ghosts, Spirits, Hauntings, Suspense
Heat Level: 1
Words: 76,000
Content Notes: Sweet
Publication Date: 4/28/2014
ISBN: 978-1-62210-101-6
Price: $5.99

Bio

Betty Bolté writes both historical and contemporary stories that feature strong, loving women and brave, compassionate men. No matter whether the stories are set in the past or the present, she loves to include a touch of the paranormal. Traces is a contemporary romantic women’s fiction novel set in a haunted plantation home in Tennessee, scheduled for release on April 28, 2014. Hometown Heroines: True Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Adventure (2012) is a collection of short historical fiction based on the real-life achievements of 19 American girls in the 19th century, each with a landmark in the United States of America. The first edition won Honorable Mention in the 2003 Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards and 2000 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, while the 2012 edition won the 2014 Literary Classics Seal of Approval.. She’s the author of several nonfiction books and currently marketing a romantic historical fiction trilogy.

Social Media Links

Twitter: @BettyBolte

Buy Links

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iBookstore: http://bit.ly/1hIrDDb

Mini-Blurb
Architect Meredith Reed aims to demolish her family plantation to bury her grief. But her conniving sister, a hunky lawyer, and a spectral Lady all have other ideas. Can she carry out her plan before they teach her the lessons of family and love she so desperately needs?

Blurb
Meredith Reed, a forty-year-old architect turned demolition expert, desperately searches for the means to bury her grief. When she inherits her family’s historic plantation home in Tennessee, she decides to start anew by razing the antebellum house and replacing it with a memorial garden.  A plan met with outrage from her family and her grandmother's estate lawyer.

James Maximillian “Max” Chandler needs two things to complete his life plan: become a senior partner and find his soul mate. He's been promised a promotion once his proposed legislation to protect all of the county’s historic properties is approved. The wife part he finds more challenging, having never met the right woman in all of his forty-six years. If only the talented and attractive Meredith weren’t so aloof toward him and didn’t want to destroy the very property he’s grown to cherish.

Meanwhile, Meredith's estranged sister moves in and refuses to leave. The memories of their childhood spent there causes turmoil between them. And while Meredith struggles to reconcile her past and her future, she learns a lesson from the spectral Lady in Blue that may save both her family and the family home from destruction.