Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dog Days of Summer Book Hits and Misses

Summer is nearly at its end, what books stood out? Which ones that didn't? Well here are some books that were sun-sational and some that were total wipe outs.


Here are the top reads of the summer (Number does not state rating)

 5.) Lorn (VLG Series book 3) by Laurann Dohner 

 Lorn is part vampire and part lycan. Since he was young he's been unable to claim her. When her life is put in danger, Lorn is the only one who can keep her safe but can he do it without claiming her? Laurann Dohner has several great series and they are all worth reading. Her VLG series are sultry thrill rides every reader 

 4.) Gabi's Secret by Sara Holland 

 This sweet but sexy story blends hot, hunky, and tormented rock star with a heroine with a secret. Jace Carrington is a rocker who has survived rehab, a divorce, and some pretty gnarly relationships. The only ones he's concerned with are with his daughter and his mother. However, when a woman literally shows up in front of his house looking as if she's been beaten nearly to death, Jace can't help but help. Unable to just walk away, he invites Gabi to come to stay with him. Gabi was sent to do a job but what she didn't expect was losing her heart to Jace. An evil threatens everything but can she trust Jace with her secret? 

 3.) Rock Hard by L J Vickery  

If sexy immortal men who are seeking their one and only Chosen gets the engine running, then look no further than "Rock Hard" by L J Vickery. This is the first book in her Immortals series. Have a cold shower ready. Marduk is the immortal God of Thunder and for centuries has been invisible to everyone but his fellow Gods. When he solidifies into corporeal form, it could mean only one thing; his Chosen is near. Tess has not had an easy life but she's risen from the flames and has taken her life back. Romance is not even on the "to do" list but when she becomes the object of affection for the sexiest man she's ever seen, she, of course, runs like hell. Marduk is determined to win her heart but can Tess trust him with it? When Tess's life is put in danger from the great sea God, Dagon and his Pilgrim Posse, Marduk will do anything to keep her safe. Ladies, get that cold shower running because this is a hot hot read! 

 2.) Dark Carousel by Christine Feehan 

 The latest installment of Feehan's Dark Carpathian Series doesn't disappoint on thrills, chills, a few jump scares, and steamy hot passion throughout. Running from a killer, Charlotte and her friend Vi have been on the run with Charlotte's little niece. In an attempt to draw the killer out, Charlotte enters the club of Tariq Assenguard; a Carpathian Hunter. Tariq has waited centuries for his life mate, and has found his equal in Charlotte. He uses her passion for restoring vintage carousel horses as a means to lure her to his home so he can protect her, Vi, and Charlotte's little niece. Charlotte feels a connection to Tariq but isn't sure she wants to jump into that pool; especially not when there is a killer after her. If you have not discovered Christine Feehan's "Dark Carpathian" series, it is an absolute must! 

 1.) Born of Legend by Sherrilyn Kenyon 

 The League is the authority in this futuristic Space Wonderland called the Ichidian Universe. Get ready for one hell of a ride readers! Dagger is the nightmare that Andarions tell their young but it is also the name of a man who is not only on the run for his life from the League and others who want his head on a platter; but from the past that threatens his future. Ushura is part of a race that was nearly exterminated completely and she has risen in the ranks of her station. She lost her husband tragically but her son has become her entire life. Falling for Dagger wasn't easy but it was inevitable for her. She will fight past forever for him but can Dagger quit thinking with his head and trust that not everyone in the Ichidian Universe wants to kill him? This book is top of my list because I read it four times and still laughed, cried, cheered, and cussed in all the same places and then some. The League Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon is more than just paranormal romance; it is a series that Gene Roddenberry and even George Lucas would be proud to read. The series is the total package when it comes to what a reader wants in a story. 


 Here are links to these five great books and their authors: 

 Lorn by Laurann Dohner VLG Series Book 6

 https://www.amazon.com/Lorn-VLG-Book-Laurann-Dohner-ebook/dp/B01FEQ2D72 

 Gabi's Secret by Sara Holland
 https://www.ellorascave.com/product/gabis-secret/ 

 Rock Hard by L J Vickery
 http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/wildcatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=162 

Dark Carnival by Christine Feehan
 http://www.christinefeehan.com/dark_series/ 

 Born of Legend by Sherrilyn Kenyon

 http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com/book/born-of-legend-12/

 **** Now sadly, the five books that were total misses for me. That is totally not to say they were not written by immensely talented authors. 

 1.) The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter 

 This latest installment of The Lords of the Underworld series was just "okay" for me, however I am still a huge fan of the series and of Gena Showalter's. Baden was once the keeper of Distrust. Now, he's a servant of Hades, the God of the Underworld. Hades has set in motion a contest between Hades and Pandora. On his quest, Baden must retrieve something which puts him in the role of Extreme Wedding Crasher. Katarina has just been wed to a monster but for her beloved dogs, she'd do anything to protect them. When she's taken captive by Baden is where this adventure ride starts. 

 2.) It's In The Blood by Juanita Aydelette 

 Never stare at a shirtless hunk with green eyes. Gabrielle Madsen is drawn in by such a pair of eyes that capture her soul and leave her a prisoner of an addictive kind of love--not that she's complaining. But her educational trip turns out to be more than just a fun-filled summer escapade. She's faced with a life-changing decision that could affect the whole world around her. Her discovery of this ancient, legend-comes-to-life proves to be deadly, but her swooning heart can't break away. She and Josh Van Ness fall in love and must battle all of the forces that want to keep them apart. There were some really great parts but I just didn't connect with the story.  

Well those are my hits and few misses. Comment below and let me know what your hits and misses were this Summer and what reads you are looking forward to.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Letterbox Love Stories Vol I: Int'l Romance Stories by #WRWBuzz #Romance



What if a life-changing letter arrived in today's mail? Now imagine it leads to love and adventure! From the northern British Isles, across the mainland of Europe, and on to Turkey, nine international Award-winning and Multi-published Romance Authors share spellbinding love stories told across time. This collection includes contemporary, historical and futuristic time travel romances touched by magic. And each begins with a letter...

MORE THAN WISHES by Rose Anderson
Raised on a sailor’s tales of adventure and eager for her own, Stella Cunningham answers an advertisement for a traveling companion to the Orient. There she purchases an ancient bronze lamp with a secret. In the land of flying carpets and genies, Stella is about to have the adventure of a lifetime.

ALL OR NOTHING by Denysé Bridger
Casino Coranthos is a playground for wealthy, bored people, but for some, it’s also a place where dreams and promises change lives forever. When a letter becomes part of an unexpected inheritance for Ryann Thomson, her aunt’s past brings her face to face with Ariston Katsaros, a man haunted by loss and driven by anger. As the attraction between them sizzles and grows, can Ryann convince him she isn’t looking to rob him or his father, or will she become a casualty of Ari’s vengeance? In this dangerous game of all or nothing, her heart and future happiness are at stake.

SEALED WITH A KISS by Lynn Crain
In 2084, time travelling detective, Tandi Reynolds, tipped off by a letter, needs to stop an assassin before he kills a newly elected leader. When she finds him in 1874, Vienna, it’s clear a cold blooded killer is only one of her problems. Time is fleeting, so falling in love with her contact, the charismatic Count Leopold Radetzky von Radetz, is a bad idea, but keeping her feelings in check is not easy when she relies on him for her every need.

COME DATE ME IN PARIS by Helena Fairfax
When a letter arrives telling Alice she's won a place on a TV blind date show, she should be excited - only trouble is, the show involves cooking for your date...and Alice can't cook. Forced to throw herself on the mercy of her chef neighbour, Edmond, Alice asks him for lessons. But will she be cooking up a romance...or cooking up disaster?

ABANDONED TREASURES by Gemma Juliana
What do a reality TV star and a Sardinian billionaire have in common? Sophie Hayes buys and sells the contents of abandoned storage units. When an invitation arrives out of the blue to personally deliver an antique desk to an exotic island, she decides on a whim to spend what would have been her honeymoon with the famous Rico di Carlo. Can Rico convince Sophie in one short week to stay forever?

SONS OF THE WIND by Marie Laval
Provence 1826. Ten years after her brother disappeared in the marshes of the Camargue, Venetia Rigby receives a letter suggesting he is alive. Will Philippe Dantès, half-gipsy master of Terres Mortes, help her find him when he has his own demons to fight?

CURATING LOVE by Cara Marsi
A letter inviting Chloe Decker to curate the art collection of the wealthy DiMarco family of Ravello, Italy, lets Chloe begin to picture a new beginning for herself after a tragic loss. But she hadn’t included her employer’s sexy grandson, Matteo DiMarco, in that portrait. Chloe’s not ready for a relationship, even with a fine Italian masterpiece of a man like Matteo, but can he convince her to paint a new life that includes him?

PLAIN HARRY by Lindsay Townsend
Recovering from a brutal marriage, Esther is living quietly as a widow when a letter from her brother Sir Stephen destroys her contented life by ordering her to marry Sir Henry—but who is this “Plain Harry” and how will he treat her? Set in medieval England when women had few rights, this story shows how love can flourish between the unlikeliest of people.

THE MINSTREL BOY by Jenny Twist
In 1936 a band of students went off to Spain to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Only one came home.




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7/11 - Sensuous Promos

7/12 - Nicole Morgan

7/13 - Andrew Jericho

7/14 - Nicki Day

7/15 - Darkest Cravings

7/16 - Get Cozy

7/17 - The Book Pub

7/18 - Characters Behaving Badly

7/19 - All my Book Finds

7/20 - Nikki Noffsinger

7/21 - Bound by Passion

7/22 – Trishelle G (The Stupor)

7/23 – Colleen S. Myers

7/24 – Nic’s Book Nook

Friday, June 10, 2016

WIN A GIFT CARD: #Giveaway Tour: Club Revenge by @JMDabney_Author #LGBT #Fantasy


Welcome to the Book Tour for Club Revenge by J.M. Dabney. And be sure to read to the bottom for your chance to win a $25 Amazon eGift card from Sensuous Promos! 

A family forged in battle. Amora Medina-Jackyl knew one thing well—vengeance. She’d inflicted pain without mercy to those who deserved the punishment. She’d lived by one motto her entire existence-- family was to be protected above all else. An ancient cult murdered her parents and siblings when she was little more than a child. The Order of Angelus hadn’t understood the Hell they’d brought down on themselves that one brutal night. Amora was many things in her four centuries. A daughter and a sister, a mother, yet she was best known as a killer. When she finally meets her end, Amora will have hundreds, maybe thousands of lives to answer for. Her only wish is to find one moment of peace. She denies her need as much as she fights to protect it. When the one woman who can bring her serenity comes into her life: can Amora destroy century old walls to let her in? Lies and conspiracies tear at the fabric of sanity—of what’s right. Can truths come to light that change the reality of a family who’s known only the taste of revenge and loss?



Excerpt #3: (R-rated: Violence) 

“Boone.” Her tone was deadly with no warmth.

“Medina-Jackyl, we finally meet in person. Are you to be my executioner?” His voice mocked her as he tried to make Amora lose control and strike out in anger.

“I was thinking about it, but we got some business to discuss first.” Amora removed one of the knives from the sheath, she lifted it to drag the sharp edge across his cheek exactly where Ada’s face bore his mark. “I hear you like to play the big bad man, leave a woman with a few scars to remember you. To make it fair I thought I would return the favor, as I’m more equipped than she is. Do you even remember her name,” She inquired.

Boone was a slight man, slender and unassuming, and it had always been his out. No one would expect that a fiend lived inside the mediocre shell. An animal who could walk through a room unnoticed, yet she’d seen firsthand what he was capable of and that was before she ever set eyes on Ada. Amora’s fingers constricted around his throat, she turned and she thrusted him towards a nearby chair. 

“She was a whore, they’re all whores, and these humans are nothing more than cattle, here for us to feed upon. You’ve done your share of killing. I’ve heard the stories of the bodies left in your wake.”

“I fed, hunted to survive—” The lie fell too easily from her lips. “and I took great pleasure in the kill, but it was a kill, I didn’t leave any alive. Ada deserved protection, I expected better of Herder than to let you live. She’s barely more than a child.” Amora ignored the echo of Seamus' statement in her head. As much as she wanted to let all the anger out, she couldn’t and pushed aside the memories of the woman from last night. She tensed as she realized what she was doing and ignored the siren’s call of her scent that still lingered in her memory.

The coldness of his laugh cut through her like a frigid wind. “She was no child, she knew what was going to happen, I was going to use her body as I saw fit and I did, repeatedly, all the while she begged me to stop. Her whimpers were beautiful. Maybe I should find her again, even for a whore she was so… innocent.”

“No, Boone, you won’t be getting near her or anyone else ever again, but we have a few things to take care of first.” Amora leaned in and inhaled. “Let’s begin.” 

“Do your worst. You won’t break me and pretending this is retribution won’t make you less of a killer, Jackyl.” His words didn’t take away from the building terror she sensed.

“You’re right,” Amora easily agreed.

Pale flesh split open as the deadly sharp blade effortlessly sliced skin. First she opened his cheek into a gaping wound, the skin peeled back from his teeth and jaw. Amora placed one hand on his chest and held him in the chair. He sat there, a stony façade in place, but fear blossomed in his eyes. His precious blood slowly seeped from his body, his skin going from naturally pale to ashen and she continued. Boone refused to give in, she almost admired his courage that bordered on stupidity. Amora stroked her hand upward and enclosed his throat in an iron grip.

She picked the buttons from his shirt one by one with the tip of her blade. While she tended Ada she’d memorized every scar with the intention of giving them all back to Boone, but Amora wasn’t just here for the kill, she wanted him to suffer. Each cut deeper, she coldly sneered as his stoic shell broke. Boone’s nails clawed at her forearm and he kicked at her legs. She ignored the minute injuries they were nothing compared to what she’d already experienced. He whimpered and began to beg, those pleas fell on deaf ears. “Are those whimpers and pleas for mercy sweet now that they are falling from your lips?” He gurgled as the wound in his cheek caused his blood to flow down his throat. 

Amora continued until not an inch of his flesh didn’t bear marks that seeped crimson, Boone was too drained to fight back. Ada’s scar-ravaged body played on repeat in her memories. 

Everyone had fled and the house was quiet except for Boone’s labored breathing and pain-filled groans. Amora released him, straightened, and slipped the knife back into its sheath. She leaned forward, easily threw his form over her shoulder and carried him outside. She tossed him to the ground and left him there.

In the madness that tinged her mind there was a terrifying sense of calm. Peace she found in the retribution for the innocent maybe one day she’d shed enough blood of evil beings to even out her slate.

She arrived at her truck, grabbed the bag from the truck bed and carried it back to where Boone stiffly lay. The rasp of the zipper loud in the quiet night. She quickly drove four stakes into the ground and pulled out the specially charmed rope for this job alone. “I can assure you this won’t be pleasant, If I were you I’d start praying for death right about now.”

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Author Bio

By day, she's an introverted cook hiding out in her kitchen in the middle of nowhere Ohio, by night and any free time she may have, she is a writer of mainly LGBTQ Fiction and Erotica. Although. she's equal opportunity when it comes to telling a story, she'll even write a bit of straight erotic romance when the mood strikes.

She has been writing for years in old notebooks. At the age of eight, she wrote the worst poem in the history of poetry, but it sparked her love for writing. She reads too much and loves to get lost in other worlds and her favorite stories have to include laughter and having the reader doing at least one double take. Thirty-something, forever restless she uses her stories to ground herself, and find her place of peace.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

#NewRelease #Giveaway Tour: Dark Captive: Manlove Edition by @EvernightPub #GLBT #Romance

   

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Everyone has a dark side.., 

Dark Captive is an exclusive collection of dark erotic romance stories featuring alpha men with fierce sexual appetites. They'll stop at nothing to get what they want. And they have their sights on one man. Possessive and bold, these heroes give their conquests exactly what they crave—to be taken … to be owned. Any resistance offered will be tested, but in the end love rules. 

Kidnapping, abduction, and sexual slavery are just a few of the titillating taboo themes in this hand-picked manlove anthology.


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Collecting His Debt by Angelique Voisen

He wakes a beast inside me that I can’t ignore, but I want what I can’t have. Carter Slater is twenty-one, a promising football star, and I’m a stone-cold killer, a debt collector. He’s the son of my enemy, completely out of my reach, until the night I save him from a group of gay bashers.

Even bruised and injured, Carter is perfect, grateful for my protection, but I didn’t save him for noble reasons. Once I get a taste of him, I can’t stop, and neither can he. I need to possess Carter in every way, even if that means making him my captive.

Excerpt:

“Are you going to kill me?” My voice sounds calm, strange, like my mouth and body no longer belongs to me.
He reaches me and my heart thuds in fear and incomprehensible anticipation. I look up at him, daring him to make the next move. Logic defies my action. Any rational being will fight and claw his way to freedom, but I’m not one of them. My dad says I’m born wrong, not just because of my sexuality, but my internal mechanism isn’t the same as everyone else’s.
This stranger says I’m his prize, helpless, and his to toy with, but that’s not entirely true. Bruised and bloody, I knew there’s something broken in him, because I see myself in him. I don’t even know his name and he might know everything about me, but we’re alike.
Grabbing my chin, he tilts my head up, so I’m looking into his face. Christ, those eyes. They tell me secrets I don’t want to know, and call to all the dark parts of me I make sure to hide from my father, my teammates, and the entire world for fear of discovery.
What did it matter? I told my very own angel of death to spare Rod, Bron, and Barry. If they live, my secret would come out, and ruin my career. I tell myself I play football to get back at my father, to prove I can make something out of myself, but despite all that, I’m still that scared little boy, eager to please. Where did that get me? I tried to be what my family wanted—good little Catholic boy, loyal son, everyone’s golden boy, but I’m tired of being what I’m not.
My father will hunt me down if word gets out about the truth he’s worked so hard to hide, even though we haven’t spoken in years. The chief’s done with teaching lessons. He’ll make certain I’m lying in the dirt.
Did I even love Rod, or is what I want the allure of the forbidden?
I don’t have anything to lose. I’m free and it feels fucking good, amazing even.
“You shouldn’t be looking at me like that, golden boy,” he says, voice harsh.
I can hear the longing in his voice, and the pain he tries to hide. “How am I looking at you?”
“This isn’t going the way I fucking thought it would. I thought you’d have more fight in you.”
“You saved me,” I state, but he frowns, furrowing his dark brows, not understanding. “You almost sound disappointed.”
He barks out a laugh, the sound like gravel, but it sends a flutter in my belly. Fuck, but he’s exactly my type. The kind of guy I go for, because I’m sure he won’t disappoint in giving me the kind of sex and right amount of pain I crave.
“I didn’t save you because I want to be model fucking citizen of the year. You’re mine, golden boy. Mine to torment and tease, break apart and build back up again.”


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Dark Captive MM Anthology
5/20    
            Taylor Brooks http://authortaylorbrooks.blogspot.com
5/21
            Sensuous Promos http://sensuouspromos.blogspot.com        
            Lea’s Crazy Nights https://leabronsen.com/crazy-nights-blog/
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5/29
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

New Release Tour: Sabotaged Desires by @RebeccaAiries #SciFi #Menage @SensuousPromos @RedSagePublish







Suz Lore thought she had everything she wanted, a job as an engineer and a position on a colony ship headed to another planet. That was before her arranged ménage marriage with Robert Smith and David Bradford turned into a disaster. She’d thought they were building more than a sizzling sexual relationship, but all they do is argue now. She isn't surprised when they're sequestered in a room in order to reignite the passion between them and learn to trust again. Robert believes she betrayed him while David is stuck in the middle of their conflict. Getting Robert to talk about what made him angry is difficult, but they discover there's far more behind their problems than a message with misleading information. A virus has overtaken the ship's computers, put them on a different heading and cut them off from all communication. They must work together to find a way to survive and rebuild their relationship.




Fun Author Interview

Who I am: Writer, sister, daughter, friend, gamer, crafter, and a horror, action adventure, and sci fi movie enthusiast
What genres I write in: I write Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci Fi erotic romance
Favorite genres to read: Just about anything. Fantasy, horror, sci fi and anything romance
Favorite TV shows: Criminal Minds and the newest Two in a Million
Last movie I saw on the big screen Insidious 3.
What’s on my Netflix list (to be watched) Still, Walking Dead. I haven’t caught any of them yet.
Coffee or Tea: Tea
Chocolate or Caramel: Caramel
Apple Cider or Pumpkin Spice: Apple Cider
Rock N Roll or Country : Rock and Roll
Lumberjack or Police Officer: Police Officer
Tropical Island or Winter Cabin: Tropical Island. If I want to snuggle in front of the fire, I’ll crank up the air conditioner.


Author Bio
A voracious reader since childhood, Rebecca Airies has always enjoyed getting lost in the fantastic worlds of science fiction, horror, fantasy and romance. When she began to write her own stories, they always had a romantic edge.
Rebecca currently lives in Texas and writes with the help of a couple feline critics. She’s a multi-published author whose muse loves fantasy, sci-fi and the paranormal, as well as strong heroines who are sometimes as stubborn as their heroes. She loves to here from her readers. Email her at contactme@rebeccaairies.net.


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Sabotaged Desires Tour

5/2 - Sensuous Promos

5/3 - Nicole Morgan

5/4 - Nicki Day

5/5 - Darkest Cravings

5/6 - Get Cozy

5/8 - The Book Pub

5/9 - All my Book Finds

5/10 - Characters Behaving Badly

5/11 - Sage Marlowe

5/12 - Nikki Noffsinger

5/13 - Bound by Passion

5/14 - Michelle Roth

5/16 - Andrew Jericho