Saturday, November 30, 2013

Introducing True Bliss (Bliss series)

Bliss Series
#1 Temporary Bliss (Mac & Daniel) – Available Now
#2 True Bliss (Zander and Kate) – Available Now. 
#3 Blissful Surrender (Sean and Samantha) – April 2014
#4 Finding Bliss (Noah and ?)  – Release July 2014

Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn't). 

That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three 'friends with benefits'.

They know the score, they know they're not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys.

Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head.

Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.

What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?

If you’re Mac, you run and hide.

But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?

*Disclaimer - There is absolutely no cheating in this book. However, this book does contain descriptive and super hot sex scenes that will make you blush and leave you hot and bothered. Make sure you have you husband, partner, boyfriend or significant other nearby when reading, or else batteries. Lots and lots of batteries*

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She watched her best friend find her superhero. 
Now she wants her turn.
Despite a run of bad dates with Mr. Wrong, Mr. Boring, Mr. Bad Breath, Mr. Grabby Hands, and even Mr. Say I Love You After One Date To Get Into Your Pants, Kate McGuinness is more determined than ever to find the one.
Having tried everything else, she turns to the internet in a last ditch attempt to find her elusive prince. 
But Kate doesn't want an everyday, run of the mill love. 
She wants the kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of love that makes you dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset. The once in a lifetime kind of love that authors
write about, musicians sing about, and lovers dream about.
Could a certain police officer in training, who has come to her rescue in the past, be the one to swoop in and save her heart? 
What if the love Kate desperately seeks has been in front of her the whole time?
She just needs to open her eyes to see it...

*Disclaimer: This book contains a hot as hell stripper with a penchant for public sex and exhibitionism who may or may not succeed in bringing out the inner firecracker in all of us. Oh, and don't forget the batteries.*

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About the Author

Indie Author hailing from the most beautiful country in the world, New Zealand. 
Avid reader, television watcher, and facebooker. Having been writing off and on for a long time but started writing fiction in 2012. I love music too, like REALLY love music, if there isn't music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you. 
I'm a wife to one husband, mother of two gorgeous girls, self-employed doing communications and business consulting as well as studying accounting full time. 
Addicted to energy drinks, chocolate, cronuts, Vampire Diaries and pickles with mustard. 

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Thursday, November 28, 2013


Keep encouraging the next generation of avid readers with gifts of exciting books. These are just a few suggestions from indie authors. Please post any other suggestions in the comments.

by Patrick O'Scheen
This wonderful mystery book is the story of a cat and his boy, raised in a church orphanage, who are thrust into a world of crime bosses, murder, deceit and secret identities. But it is also a lovely story about defining "family".
What would it be like to locate the father that you never knew?
For Kris Cane this is a dream come true. However, Kris’ father has other ideas about his newly discovered son… The young orphan finds his family with the help of genetic testing, but something is terribly wrong. The boy tries to discover a way to survive as he is embroiled in a murder plot. Can he escape with the unlikely assistance of his cat, a nun, and a detective who wants to see his new-found parent jailed?
This is an exciting story for ages 11+
Available for Kindle or in Paperback from AMAZON

Bifrost Bridge 
by James Bradley Clark
This fun tale of Viking and Norse princesses has lovely, bold illustrations by Marcus Gran scattered through a well written fairy tale with subtle lessons. It's a great introduction to some of the creatures from northern European myths.
The Bifrost Bridge is a Viking princess fairy tale intertwined with Norse mythology. Silya, the feisty ten year old Princess of Norway, eagerly awaits the arrival of her cousin and best friend, Princess Hedda of Denmark. The princesses are both looking forward to the summer solstice celebration, but trouble lurks in their future as magical villains see the girls as being vital for their deadly conspiracy. Hedda and Silya find themselves cast into a dangerous adventure filled with fire giants, female warrior angels and the God of Thunder. Can the princesses save themselves and their kingdoms, or will the forces of chaos overwhelm and destroy them?
A fun and thrilling story to read aloud to younger children, or for readers 8 - 12 years
Available in Paperback on AMAZON

Matt Archer Monster Hunter 
by Kendra C Highley
Fourteen-year-old Matt Archer spends his days studying Algebra, hanging out with his best friend and crushing on the Goddess of Greenhill High, Ella Mitchell. To be honest, he thinks his life is pretty lame until he discovers something terrifying on a weekend camping trip at the local state park.
Monsters are real. And living in his backyard.
But that's not the half of it. After Matt is forced to kill a strange creature to save his uncle, he finds out that the weird knife he took from his uncle's bag has a secret, one that will change Matt's life. The knife was designed with one purpose: to hunt monsters. And it's chosen Matt as its wielder.
Now Matt's part of a world he didn't know existed, working with a covert military unit dedicated to eliminating walking nightmares. Faced with a prophecy about a looming dark war, Matt soon realizes his upcoming Algebra test is the least of his worries.
His new double life leaves Matt wondering which is tougher: hunting monsters or asking Ella Mitchell for a date?
This action packed book is great for readers 12+
Available for Kindle or in Paperback at AMAZON
And for Nook or in Paperback at BARNES AND NOBLE

The Everafter Chronicles by
Casey Sean Harmon

The fantastic and fresh interpretations of age old monsters makes this a fun read for all ages, recommended for 9 and up. Plus it is available in Audible! This is destined to become a classic.

Amazing things are about to happen...

The lives of James, Charlotte, young Susan and their dog Clovensport are about to change forever. After investigating a mysterious sun dog that appears in their living room, they are inexplicably transported to the mystical land of Everafter. A host of mythological creatures makes their days long and their nights dangerous as they are enlisted to discover why the moon has stopped shining. Little do they know that their purpose in Everafter is much grander than they realize.

Casey Sean Harmon started writing Reign of the Night Creatures (The Everafter Chronicles, Book One) while he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. Rated five stars by Readers Favorite, one of the leading authorities on quality reading, and hailed as "a fun ride" by national bestselling author Obert Skye, this unique and exciting book by a U.S. Army Soldier promises to captivate and amaze!
Ages 9 and up.
Available in Paperback, for Kindle, and Audible at AMAZON
And in Paperback and for Nook at BARNES AND NOBLE

Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters
by D.C. McGannon and C. Michael McGannon
Book 1: The Varcolac's Diary
This exciting series by a father/son duo has a high level of action and suspense that will engage even reluctant readers.

Monsters are real. They have always been here, even when we choose not to see them.
Now, for the residents of Hunter’s Grove, the choice is no longer theirs. As a power-hungry varcolac—a Greater—tries to break through the magic holding him back and lead his army of monsters to vengeance against human-kind, there are five who unknowingly possess the power to finish what centuries of humans before them have been unable to do. Charlie Sullivan and his band of new friends will be tested as they attempt to strengthen the magic that can lock the monsters and their evil prince away for good—even if the cost is their lives.
This is the story of five unlikely friends who uncover the sinister past buried under their sleepy hometown of Hunter’s Grove. This is a story about looking past differences, overcoming fears, and rediscovering what is truly important in this life. This is the story of Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters of Hunter’s Grove.
Recommended for ages 11+
Also be sure to check out the next book in the series.
Book 2: Witch Moon
Available for Kindle and in Paperback at AMAZON
and for Nook and in Paperback at BARNES AND NOBLE

Allusive Aftershock
By Susan Griscom

This is a lovely book for teens that shows friendship, love and loyalty can overcome even in the most tragic circumstances.

What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times!
Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because ... well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can't quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.
But, Max--her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn't-know-it-yet--hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking.
When Max leaves her stranded in his parents' wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a "megathrust" earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict.
But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?
Recommended for ages 13+
Available for Kindle or in Paperback at AMAZON

Monday, November 25, 2013

Introducing: Good Side of Sin by KS Haigwood

Good Side of Sin is finally HERE! 

Wait no longer! The highly anticipated third book in the 'Save My Soul' series has been released!!!


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Josselyn has just spent the last three months in intense Line of Defense training so she could join Malcolm’s search party. Little did she know the archangels had no intention of letting her bring back into Heaven an angel who had opened a portal between Heaven and Hell, at least not before saving God's creations from the tight grasp of Lucifer first.
Three months have passed since the angel Rhyan released nine repented demons from Hell, and now innocent people are dying, but their souls are not going to Heaven. Josselyn's mission is to find the demon responsible for stealing the souls and bring it to justice before Lucifer gains enough power to rise and claim Heaven and earth as his own.
Her whole world is shaken when she discovers what tool Lucifer is using to track down the one key to the release of his eternal damnation. Thoros is one half-souled immortal she prayed she would never see again. The ex-Prince of Lust had stolen her heart and crushed it with a cheeky smile. Now, not only is she being forced to put her damaged ego aside and face the only man that has ever hurt her, but she has to work with him in order to complete her assignment.
Is she strong enough to keep from falling in love with him again? Or is their love the only thing that can keep Lucifer from getting the one thing he wants most? Heaven.

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He shoved another armload full of socks and t-shirts on top of jeans in a duffel bag, then turned to walk to the bathroom to retrieve personal hygiene items. He barely glanced up to acknowledge Isaiah, arms crossed over his chest in a comfortable stance, leaning on the doorjamb.
"Going somewhere?" Isaiah asked coolly.
"As far away from here as I can get," he responded from the darkened bathroom.
"You do know there is a meeting about to begin downstairs, right?"
Thoros nodded once as he re-entered the bedchamber, not bothering to look at the archangel. He tossed the items in the duffle with the rest of the things he would need for his extended journey. "I am aware of the meeting. I am also aware that she does not want or need me there." He looked left then right, and then paused only another brief moment before zipping the bag closed and tossing it over his right shoulder.
Thoros meant to walk through the doorway, but Isaiah stood upright and blocked the only exit with his body. Well, there was always the window. He thought about turning and diving through the glass and wondered briefly if he would clear the cement and land in the water of the underground swimming pool. The cement would hurt like a bitch. Hell, who was he kidding? The damn glass would hurt! He knew fleeting wasn't an option. The angel would have already put a halt on that shit.
Letting the pack fall to the floor, Thoros rolled his eyes toward the ceiling and huffed. "Out of my way, old man. She made it clear she doesn't want me. If you didn't hear her, I can give you a recap: it was a whole lot of 'get lost'."
"Old man? I'll have you know I look younger than you. Especially as of late. You should exfoliate more, and moisturize."
"You knew what I meant."
"That I am thousands of years old? Yes," Isaiah nodded as his lips pursed together. "I am that. That also means I probably have a lot of wisdom, and listening to me would more than likely be in your best interest."
"Listening to you has done nothing but piss me off, angel."
"You have to go with her. You have to know that it is difficult for her to trust you when she has thought all along that you've betrayed her."
Thoros' jaw locked down tight and he spoke through his teeth as anger burst from the depths of his half-soul. "Yeah, and whose fault was that? You could have told her at any time in the three months we've spent apart that I was the one who saved her. That I am the one she is destined to be with. But no, instead, you were a coward who let her dream day and night about going in search of the lost angel, a male fate never intended her to be with!"
Isaiah moved out of the way to let him pass and Thoros jumped at the chance, grabbing his duffle and rushing through the doorway. "I see. You are just going to take the easy way out? Never look back? Never see her again?"
"Oh, I'll see her again," he said, but didn't bother slowing down or looking at the archangel. "I'll see her every time I close my eyes."
"She deserves for you to give her time, Thoros. If you truly love her, then you must know that walking away is not the answer to your problems."
Thoros froze as his boot landed on the third step from the bottom of the grand staircase. Love. He allowed himself a moment to think about that word. His skin flushed hot and his foot slipped to the next step, causing him to lose his balance and having to reach out for the banister to steady himself. He believed she was his soulmate and that he wanted to be with her—but love? No. Love? Never. He had never been in love before. Was this what this horrible feeling was? And what happened if the one you allowed yourself to fall in love with didn't love you back? What the hell happens then? Right. Broken heart. That's what the horrible feeling was. Fan-fucking-tastic! He had never expected to experience it before, but he never imagined it would actually hurt. He rubbed at the center of his chest and fought the hot sting of tears that filled his eyes. He looked around him, all of a sudden dizzy. Wiping at the sheen of sweat that had broken on his brow, Thoros swallowed hard and concentrated on calming the erratic beating of his heart.
"Do not give up on her. Your time will come, son."
He turned around and looked to the top of the stairs at Isaiah, blinking the angel into focus. "And what if it never does?" he whispered around the lump in his throat.
"You will know you tried and will never have any regrets where she is concerned."
"I already have regrets where Josselyn is concerned. I regret ever having met her."
Thoros turned and stumbled down the remaining steps, and then crossed the foyer and opened the front door.
"It's for the best."
Isaiah didn't respond to his thought, so he took a step over the threshold and closed the door gently behind him.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Introducing: Backward Compatible

Backward Compatible
A Geek Romance
by Sarah Daltry and Pete Clark

Not too long ago,
in a town that,
depending on your current location,
is either not super far
or actually quite close

It is a time of chaotic hormones.
Two nerdy gents
home for winter break
have discovered a female gamer
at a midnight release.

During the break,
the gamer trio manages
to reveal the game’s secret boss,
a hidden enemy
with enough power to destroy
anything in its path.

Pursued by other gamers
who want to be the first
to beat this boss,
George and Katie race to level up,
and, in so doing, restore decency
and sexual activity to their personal galaxy…

Where can you find it?
No links yet!! Watch for the December 2013 release.
While you are waiting, check out the Playlist:
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“These graphics suck,” George says and I look back at the screen. We’re standing in the middle of the Estate, colorful orbs quivering ahead of us. We each have to choose our starting advantage. Waterfalls shimmer in the distance and the sunlight streams over multicolored stones in the courtyard.

“Amateurs,” Lanyon concurs. “I mean, they couldn’t have five waterfalls?”

“Your ironic wit is mind blowing, but choose your damn orbs,” I tell them. I consider. Magic, defense, offense, stealth, and charisma. I always go for magic as a black mage, but I wonder if a druid needs something else. Screw it. I need charisma in real life, too.

“Charisma?” Lanyon asks. “No one ever picks charisma.”

“We’re a party of a thief, druid, and a bard. We’re screwed regardless.”

“You two underestimate the mighty power of my lute,” George argues.

“Did you start with charisma?” Lanyon asks.

“Hell, no. I have charisma in spades. I started with stealth.”

“Great. A stealthy bard,” I sigh.

“She’s right,” Lanyon concedes. “We’re screwed.”

However, it actually isn’t bad at all at first. We power through the Estate and make it to the Yobanaria Dale with no resurrections and all at level ten. I’m impressed. George hasn’t actually fought anything, but he has some pretty awe-inspiring charm mastery already. I think I might have a serious crush. He seals the deal when he buffs my hailstorm spell without even being asked.

“Can you guys watch El Thiefelo? My mom wants me to eat supper,” Lanyon says.

“Yeah, we’ve got it,” I tell him. “The first boss is in the elven ruins anyway, so we should grind a bit. I think he’s a twelve.”

George and I explore the Dale, taking out bats and Joba spores. It’s fairly quiet, except for when we combo with his charms and my spells and he yells out, “Eat lute, bitch,” but it’s nice. We work well, almost inherently understanding each other. I’ve never been able to play this effectively with anyone. I try not to think about his eyes. Stupid boys, being cute and stuff.

By the time Lanyon comes back, we’re all at level 12, although Lanyon leveled up just by standing by a door while we played. Still, we are ready to take on Balsa the Proud. As a black mage, it took me about nine seconds. Trees don’t like fire. However, druids don’t have the same level of black magic and all elemental magic is weakened by the need to draw from the elements nearby. Sadly, trees seem to avoid storing fire runes in their villages. I expect this to be a little more challenging. It might even take fifteen seconds.

“First boss. Also known as the freebie bitch to sucker the young folks into a false sense of security,” Lanyon announces as he runs into the center of Balsa’s lair. The cinema plays and then, in a moment of pure absurdity, El Thiefelo is squished as Balsa steps on him.

“Can someone revive me?” Lanyon whines.

About the Authors:

Sarah Daltry
writes about the regular people who populate our lives. She's written works in various genres - romance, erotica, fantasy, horror. Genre isn't as important as telling a story about people and how their lives unfold. Sarah tends to focus on YA/NA characters but she's been known to shake it up. Most of her stories are about relationships - romantic, familial, friendly - because love and empathy are the foundation of life. It doesn't matter if the story is set in contemporary NY, historical Britain, or a fantasy world in the future - human beings are most interesting in the ways they interact with others. This is the principle behind all of Sarah's stories.

Sarah has spent most of her life in school, from her BA and MA in English and writing to teaching both at the high school and college level. She also loves studying art history and really anything because learning is fun.

When Sarah isn't writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

She has written several books, most notably Bitter Fruits, an urban fantasy in the Eden’s Fall series, and the Flowering series, including Forget Me Not, Lily of the Valley, and Star of Bethlehem.

Pete Clark likes writing, animals, potato chips, and cheese. Midnight Riders is his first published novel, although he can also proudly say he finally finished Helix Crashing, the fantasy novel he has been working on for over a decade. In addition, he has written Across the Barren Landscape, a collection of linked Western short stories. He also writes plays, both dramatic and comedic.

When he is not writing, Pete tends to ignore everyone around him and obsess over sports.

Social Media Links:
Sarah’s Website
Pete’s Website
Sarah’s Facebook
Sarah’s Twitter
Pete’s Twitter

Top More than Ten:
Sarah’s Favorite Video Games:

1. Borderlands 1 and 2
2. Fallout 3
3. Persona series
4. Eternal Darkness
5. Silent Hill series
6. Final Fantasy series
7. Skyrim
8. Dragon Age series
9. Mass Effect series
10. Fable series
11. Bioshock series
12. Magic: The Gathering
13. Perfect Dark
14. Heavy Rain
15. LA Noire
16. Parasite Eve
17. Catherine
18. Zuma

Pete’s Favorite Video Games:
1. Bioshock
2. Resident Evil 4
3. Uncharted 2
4. Eternal Darkness
5. Goldeneye
6. Ms. Pac Man
7. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
8. God of War III
9. Dead Space
10. Silent Hill 2
11. Infamous 2
12. Portal
13. Defender
14. Super Metroid
15. Mass Effect
16. Castlevania
17. Call of Duty 4
18. Dragon Warrior
19. Perfect Dark
20. Arkham Asylum
21. Limbo
22. Rogue Squadron 2
23. Medieval
24. Parasite Eve
25. The Walking Dead
26. Metal Gear Solid
27. Team Fortress 2
28. Kagero: Deception 2

Saturday, November 16, 2013

REVIEW: The Punishment Due by Justin Osborne

My review of The Punishment Due by Justin Osborne
I give this book 4 stars!
I really would give this 4.5 stars if I could. This story is fascinating. I read the whole thing in one sitting. The Justin’s choice of words sucked me into a world that made me feel as if I was watching a scene from a movie. Garrett must pay for his sins and I got chills when a certain situation was being explained by the character Vincente. Being only 11 pages or so, I did feel as if this was more just a chapter in what could be a much longer book. This is the only reason for taking off half a star. I would most definitely buy more stories from this author!

Garrett Mosely is facing a long and arduous prison sentence for his unspeakable crimes, but when a strange man pays him a visit in his cell, Garrett is given the chance to cleanse his soul at a terrible and fitting cost.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

REVIEW: Fated by Daniele Lanzarotta

Kerry's review of Fated (Mermaid’s Curse book 2) by Daniele Lanzarotta
I give this book 4.5 stars!
These need to be read in order for sure. As the second in a series, this definitely keeps up the pace set by the first book. I was pulled back into the Mermaid world right from the first page and just could NOT put it down! Arianna is such a realistic character that I found myself wanting to crawl between the pages and comfort her during the bad times or cheering her on when things finally seem to start going her way. Blake spends so much time trying to get everything to go in the right direction and keeps getting pushed back at every turn. I did find a few typos that caught my eye but I was easily distracted from that because Daniele’s writing is so intense that there is little room to stop and come up for air before the next wave comes crashing. I only took off half a star because of the big cliff-hanger ending and I don’t how I will manage to wait until the next book comes out!

Tormented by his past and his dysfunctional family, Blake finds himself turning to the one thing that he promised Arianna he would never do. While Blake finds himself fighting his addiction, Arianna puts all of her problems aside to help him, including the guilt of the secrets she hides. When given the chance to be free of his father and start his own life, Blake and Arianna will believe that anything is possible... at least until they learn how far his father is willing to go to get what he wants.
**Mature Content Warning - Recommended for ages 17+ due to language, violence and sexual content.**

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

REVIEW: Char by Mercy Amare

Kerry's review of Char by Mercy Amare
I give this book 4.5 stars!
Charlotte is the youngest of three sisters with the older two both being very much in the spotlight and famous for one reason or another and all Char wants is to be left alone. I felt bad for her when some of the situations were out of her control. The author’s descriptions of what Char goes through are very realistic and I could actually visualize the scenes as they were playing out. I really enjoyed reading this story and had a hard time putting the book down. I would be very interested to get more stories from each of the sisters’ points of view as well. I will definitely be getting more of this author’s work in the near future!


I’m Charlotte York, but you can call me Char.

My life is perfect. Except for the fact that my older sister is posing naked for Playboy. And my mom wants me to be just like her. Oh, and I caught my boyfriend cheating on me. But other than that, it’s definitely perfect… Until the paparazzi publishes a picture of me smoking weed.

Now I am being forced to move to NYC with my dad. Too bad I hate New York.

At least there is Tristan Becker. He makes NY better. But he won’t date me because he thinks my best friend is in love with me. Which is absolutely not true… Or at least I don’t think it is.

As you can see my life is just… perfect.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

REVIEW: Easy Bake Coven by Liz Schulte

Kerry's review of Easy Bake Coven by Liz Schulte
I give this book 4.5 stars!

I love this book! I was intrigued by the title and it only got better from there. I felt bad for Selene getting thrust into a world she had no memory of living in but I love how she deals with everything being thrown at her. The author’s writing style is descriptive without being overpowering and very easy to follow. The story has just enough calmness in between the action that it isn’t overwhelming but not too slow as to bore the reader. Overall I found this very likable, funny and extremely addicting. I can’t wait to get the next in the series.

For Selene Warren being a witch is no big deal. She dabbles in harmless magic with her friends and never thinks much about it. However, when a stranger who seems to know her shows up at her studio and her grandmother is brutally attacked, her simple life becomes complicated.
A world of elves, half-elves, fae—and one peculiar Sekhmet named Femi open up to her. She will discover that fairy tales are real, politics are ugly in any world, and there is a lot more to her life than she ever dreamed possible.
This new reality threatens swallow Selene whole, but with a forgotten past beating down her door, she will have to dive in to save her future.

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REVIEW: Burning Bridges by Nadẻge Richards

Kerry's review of Burning Bridges by Nadẻge Richards
I give this book 4 stars!
This is one of those books I just could not put down. The author’s writing style is so intriguing I found myself feeling as if I were living among the characters and seeing their lives as if it were a part of my own. Echo and Ayden are so opposite, yet they are drawn to each other at every turn. I found myself rooting for them, even when everything fell apart. The only reason that I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that I feel like a few parts were missing. There is a time jump (don’t worry, no spoilers!) that was sort of explained but I still feel like I missed part of the story. With just a paragraph or so more explanation I would have definitely given this a 5 star review. I will certainly be getting the second book in the series!

The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, Volume I
(YA Romance)

Do or Die...

In a world that has been divided amongst the Hunter race and the Warrior, prisoners who have fallen prey to King Cyrus' decrees are forced into the arena to fight until death. Winner is granted mercy and privilege to see another sunrise. Death unto the weak. In an attempt to get back at everyone who has ever shut her out, seventeen year-old Princess Echo becomes another victim, dragging Ayden, her forbidden love, along in a race to freedom, to find out who she really is, and to put a world that has been swallowed by lies back together again.
When death threatens the forbidden love of an unlikely couple and they are forced to do the unthinkable, to what extent will they go to be together?

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Sunday, November 10, 2013


VETERAN’S DAY! It’s one of those holidays no one who isn’t related to a veteran knows what to do with. How about this? Read a book written by an author who is a veteran or active duty military. Help out with a books for vets project. Check out some of these and if you can recommend others, please leave details in the comments.

Casey Sean Harmon is the author of the popular book for young pre-teens, The Ever After Story. He has also published the diary he kept while he was in basic training, Becoming Private Harmon. In it you will find how he changed, his attitudes, his confidence, and his writing style. The now Captain Harmon says there were other interesting things that happened, but he was so busy that he often didn’t have time to write. Rather than add those in later, he released his journal as it was originally written. I highly recommend this book for all young men and women who are considering a career in the military. 

Casey’s The Everafter Chronicles is a fun, fascinating and original fantasy story.

Gail Winfree joined the Army and was sent to the Defense Information School where he studied journalism. The training and experience he received in the Army has been invaluable to his writing. He says, "As military journalists, we were prepared to go anywhere in the world and use whatever was available to us to get the news out. Writing was simple and clean, no gimmicks, no computer, no Internet, just a pad and pencil, a typewriter, and a 35mm camera. We learned to do it all."
After leaving the Army, he wrote and published "K-town: A City Guide" in 1987. It was the first English language book about Kaiserslautern (a city in southwestern Germany with a large U.S. military population) and sold very well locally. Since the book was a local guide, it was self-published and sold locally. That was quite a feat in those pre-electronic, pre-digital days. Again, his Army training paid off.

In 1994, he went to work for the USO in Kaiserslautern where he's currently the tours and marketing manager. He also publishes the monthly USO magazine, Kaiserslautern Kabel, for the English language community here.

Several years ago, Monika and Gail bought an old (built in 1875) farm house in a small village in the Palatinate Forest area where they spend a lot of time working on the house and in the garden.
His first novel, "Finding What's Lost," was published in October 2012. It is the story of a young man who grew up far too sheltered. When tragedy strikes, he loses everything he thought he knew about himself. His journey to find out who he is takes him in some very unexpected directions. Told in memories, musings, letters and prayers, this is a fascinating book of discovery.

Newest release:

T. L. Decay began writing during his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He will soon retire from the military and spend his time with his wife, two kids, and a furry companion named Cookie. He enjoys engaging readers with hard hitting, action based horror stories as well as thought provoking poetry. T.L.’s works can be found with J. Ellington Ashton Press.
He won the 2011 Preditors and Editors readers’ poll for best poet.

Sample Poetry from Random Scary Writings

Delivery came she preened
Into a vase that gleamed
New preserving spray
Flowers last till end of days
Extract of bone and blood
Processed from undead ones
Initial panic was overcame
Undead now commodity claimed
Preservative now their fate
As well as long lasting paint
Undead flowers never fade
Flowers last till end of days

Ben Coleman is a professional novelist and historian and veteran. He lives in Tennessee with his beautiful fiancee and six muppets (rescue dogs).
He is currently working on a project called Carry The Colors : a collection of five anthologies of military science fiction dedicated to each branch of service.
He also writes Epic fantasy, historical fiction, romance, and more.
 Note, you can help sponsor his Books for Vets campaign and get yourself written into one of his books. This is an amazing opportunity to do something to help hospitalized veterans and military men and women. Read all about his wonderful project on his website:

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Dylan Cross is an independent author of erotica. His titles include Fair Trade, Road Trip and Left To Her Own Devices. Cross is a former Marine and software developer, and is the founder of the Erotic Authors Forum Facebook community.
His short stories and novellas are scalding hot, sexy fantasies! CAUTION - His adult-only books are highly addicting.
He can also be found online at

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Complete Whisper Cape Trilogy

by Susan Griscom
Completes The Whisper Cape Trilogy 

This Adult Paranormal Romance/Suspense
is published by Amber Glow Books

Whisper Cape (Book 1)
 Published October 10, 2011
A Steamy Paranormal Romance/Suspense

5 Stars Phenomenal Book!!! Top Pick Review
- Night Owl Reviews
A powerful woman, an extraordinary man, and a maniac who wants to destroy them. Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them all in end?

Escape to a world where the impossible becomes possible and sparks ignite.

WHISPER CAPE is a town of secrets and Addison MacKenna soon becomes tangled in a web of them. Plagued with nightmares of her father's sudden and brutal death, Addie struggles with her anguish and refuses to believe his demise was accidental. 

Fighting to shake off one of those devastating early morning nightmares, Addison finds it even harder to escape from the vision of a man lying on the side of the road--a man she may have just killed. When she frantically tries to locate him, he seemingly disappears, just the beginning of strange occurrences in her life. She also cannot ignore the weird sensations in her own body. Suddenly, the impossible seems possible, but is that a blessing or a curse? 
Believing that her continual and worsening nightmares are both the key to her own new abilities and the clue to her father's death, Addie knows she will not rest until she has the answers she craves. As she strives to cope with her new remarkable talents, someone else learns of her abilities--a disgruntled maniacal psychopath with his own agenda that involves eliminating Addie. The only one who can protect her, instruct her in the use of her powers and teach her how to destroy the murderous monster is the same man who makes Addie's heart race and her blood heat with passion. The same man she'd left for dead. 

Cael Sheridan may be arrogant and mysterious but he's also undeniably gorgeous. A member of a secret society, he is sworn to protect the woman he believes to be the daughter of his recently murdered mentor. In the process, he finds it impossible to resist her magnetic sensuality, complicating his efforts to shield and guide her as she learns to manage her newly acquired skills. At the same time, Addison has much to teach him about trust and commitment. Will fate win in the end? You be the judge.
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Reflections (Whisper Cape book 2)
Publication Date: October 8, 2012

Book 2 in the Steamy Paranormal Romance/Suspense, Whisper Cape Series
What if you heard a voice whispering warnings while you coped with a frightening pregnancy? 
Knowing the future has its advantages...or does it?
Can love survive the reflections and memories lost?
Welcome to Maia's world.
Gerry has loved Maia from the very first moment he laid eyes on her and now that she's pregnant with his child, he's over the moon with happiness. Likewise, Maia is overjoyed about having Gerry's baby, but when she starts seeing and hearing an old woman who warns Maia about the pregnancy, Maia starts to think she is losing her mind. But Maia's nightmare has only just begun...

A beautiful woman, the talented lead singer in an up and coming rock band, sets her sights on Gerry determined to rekindle an old flame. But murder befalls the sleepy town of Whisper Cape once again, creating suspicion and betrayal, and a love once considered invincible, begins to crumble and fall apart.

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A Secret Fate (Whisper Cape book 3)
Released Date: October 31, 2013

"Well, fate was cruel, wasn't it?"

Cael and Addison’s fate has taken an unexpected turn.

Gerry, Addie and Cael almost captured Careen’s murderer only to lose Cael in the battle—a battle that nearly cost him his life. But despite his survival, he faces a new challenge, thanks to Gerry's handiwork: will Cael remember Addie or is their love lost with him?

Addie’s family and friends think she should keep the relationship a secret from Cael so he isn't forced into feelings he can't remember. Just what she needs, more secrets and on top of everything else, someone stole the crystal. How is she supposed to get over the loss of her lover, a lover she'd barely had for only a few short months and deal with the secret of the lost crystal at the same time?

Aiden wants nothing more than to help Addie overcome her grief and get over Cael. Or is that all he wants? What happens when too many people know the secret and someone slips up?

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Meet the Author:
I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending most of my time daydreaming or playing around in the mud. I grew out of the mud play, well, most of the time, a good soak in the mud is always fun. I still daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play—a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course. I'm pretty sure it was the acting.

I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and tend to lean toward the unusual and edgy.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not

discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot as does an steamy contemporary romantic suspense.

I have THREE FINAL QUESTIONS before we get on to the excerpts:
Q - What was your favorite childhood book as do you think it influenced what you read or write today?
Susan - I guess the Littlest Witch. It did get me hooked on paranormal and spooky stuff. It was my first chapter book. I also read a lot of the Bobbsey Twins. I used to pretend I had a twin sister. That would have been awesome.

Q - The Whisper Cape series is intense and a fascinating vision of an unusual world. After working on a story like that, what do you do to get back into the real world?
Susan - Not much, really. I don't think I ever really leave it. LOL Cael and Addie, Gerry and Maia, they are always with me. Sometimes I think of things for them to do, and remember that, oh yeah, I finished writing that story. But I do read when I'm not writing, but then that doesn't put me back into the real world either. I love to go out to dinner, that usually brings me around.

Q - If you could have lunch with any author, who would you choose and why?
Susan - Just one? I'm being greedy. LOL Nora Roberts. Her writing has always drawn me in and inspired me, no matter what story it is. I don't think I've even not loved one of them. I'm sure that if I could spend just ten minutes with her, I could come back with a hundred and one tidbits of knowledge and trade secrets to make me a better writer. Can you set that lunch up for me? :)
You can find Susan Griscom:

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Excerpt from Whisper Cape:

Forgetting everything except her, he wanted her with a fierceness he had never experienced before. She moaned softly as she tangled her fingers in his hair while his tongue glided down her neck. She shivered as he kissed her softly.
“God, you smell delicious,” he said, pulling her jacket aside as his lips and tongue skimmed down her collarbone. “Addison, I want you so much.” He brought his face back up, covering her mouth with his. As he tasted her, he sensed her soul, the intensity so arousing he was losing control. Forcing himself to stop, he lingered at the spot under her earlobe.
“Not here.” His voice was husky, his breath ragged. “Let’s go back to the house before we have an X-rated scene on the beach.”
They’d barely made it in the house before he was pulling her to him again, covering her with more hot kisses. As they struggled to get their jackets off, Addison’s hand slipped and hit his gun. “Here, wait.” He unbuckled the holster and let it fall to the floor. They tugged at each other’s clothes with an uncontrollable frenzy. She unbuttoned his shirt, and he shrugged it off and onto the floor. His mouth came down on hers hard and she wrapped her arms around his waist, her fingers pressing into his back. He tugged her top up and she lifted her arms as he pulled her blouse over her head without even unbuttoning it.
He kissed her neck, brushing fluttering little kisses down to her shoulder. “God, Addison, you’re doing some major damage to my self-control. Since I first laid eyes on you, I’ve dreamed of this. You’re so sexy. I can’t keep my hands off you.”
He cupped her breast in his hand and covered her mouth again with his. Wrapping her arms around his neck, she moaned, and he scooped her up, cradling her in his arms as he carried her upstairs.
He laid her on the bed and stretched out on top of her, kissing her lips then her neck, grazing her throat with his teeth, his tongue tasting the salt from the ocean breeze still lingering on her skin.
“You’re making me crazy. I can’t breathe, Cael.” Her breath warm on his neck, she ran her nails down his back, trembling beneath him.
He started to move away, fearful of crushing her. “Am I hurting you?”
“No, don’t move, stay. I want to feel your body on mine.” She pulled him tight, her heart pounding against his, as need had his breath catching in his lungs.

Excerpt from Reflections:

She walked closer to him, lowered her gaze to his chest and put her hand there, her fingers toying with the button on his shirt. “I wanted to see if there was anything still there. Still here.” She ran her finger in a circle around the spot on his chest where his heart was. “Between us.” She looked back up into his eyes. “And … I can see in your eyes, that maybe with a little coaxing …”
“You’re wrong so don’t flatter yourself, Reenie; you should have your eyes checked. I’m in love with Maia.”
“Yes, well, you’re not married to the woman, are you?”
Married? Gerry hadn’t thought about it. Married? No, he’d never been the marrying kind. Did that make him an uncaring man, considering Maia was pregnant? Did it mean he loved Maia any less? That was something he should think about—later. “No. I’m not.”
Placing her hand on his shoulder, she slid her tongue over her bottom lip. “Well, then, what’s to stop you from having a little fun with me? Do you still own the sexy little silk boxers I so enjoyed seeing you in?”
“No. I don’t.” Did he? He wasn’t sure. Underwear was underwear, not something he gave much thought to. Like marriage.
“I still have the little silk number you gave me. Ahhh ... we had such good times back then, didn’t we?” Not waiting for a response from Gerry, she went on. “I’ve been thinking about you for such a long time. You can’t tell me you haven’t thought of me, Gerry. Do you remember what you said to me when I left? You said you didn’t think you’d ever forget me, or even could forget me.”
“No, what I said was I didn’t think I’d ever forget what you did to me.”

Excerpt from A Secret Fate:

Days began to run together. Addie lost track of how many. She’d slept most of the day today, not unlike all the other days recently. Nowhere she wanted to go. Nothing she wanted to do. Sleep was an escape as long as she didn’t have a nightmare, but lately she dreamed of Cael most times. Unfortunately, he didn’t remember her in any of those dreams. Too much like real life.
Addie watched particles of dust float within the ray of light coming in through the window as the sun began its slow descent into the horizon. Like most things, cleaning house was not a high priority. Glancing at the kitchen, she considered making some coffee when the faint knock on the door jolted her. Addie didn’t know why it surprised her. She’d been expecting another visit from Darcy or Maia. What she hadn’t expected when she opened the door was Aiden. Aiden was Gerry’s best friend growing up and best man at his and Maia’s wedding a few weeks ago. Aiden had come by a couple of days after Cael’s disappearance to check on her, offering coffee and donuts, but Addie had been rude. Very rude, she remembered. He hadn’t been back since.
She sighed. “Why are you here?” Still rude, she thought, but wasn’t sure she cared. 
“Came to see how you are. They say you haven’t left here since the wedding.” His voice dripped with the same thickly coated Scottish accent Gerry possessed.
Addie shot him a dagger-riddled glance. “Yes, I have,” she stated defensively. “I went to …” She hesitated and thought about the place where she’d last seen Cael and cried, begging him to hear her thoughts again and come home. Her voice shaky and raw, she tried to finish the sentence, “…to the spot where …”
“The spot where your boyfriend disappeared,” Aiden finished for her.
She turned away from him, trying desperately to keep the well of tears in check at the memory. “Yeah, and what business is it of yours, anyway?” God, Addie, the man’s only trying to be nice.
“None, I guess.” Aiden rubbed his chin, looked around the living room. She followed his eyes as they swept over the furniture, taking in the chairs and marble-topped coffee table. Then his brilliant blue gaze traveled to the all-too-comfortable deep-red leather sofa where she and Cael enjoyed many pleasant conversations as well as some steamy sexual encounters while taking in the heat from the large rustic fireplace. Aiden meandered his way through the entry, his gaze lingering on the massive window spanning the entire wall, and the breathtaking view of the ocean. His eyes glanced briefly up the stairs before settling back on hers. “This is a nice place you have. I can see why you might want to hole up here and hide for a while.”
“I’m not hiding,” she shot back at him, not meaning to sound so curt. Lowering her voice a tad she added, “I’m … adjusting.”
He nodded. “Aye, I see that you are.” He reached out, took a strand of her hair that hung annoyingly in her face between his thumb and finger, slid them to the end. She flinched at the gentle gesture. “You look thin. When did you eat last?”
“Not that it’s any of your business, I ate …” she had to think about that. When did she last eat? “Um … recently.” Addie frowned, pissed that she couldn’t think of a good reason not to be nice to him. He was only trying to help.
He nodded again. “I, uh … was on my way home from Manny’s grocery store. I saw the smoke from the chimney and thought I’d stop in. I have a couple of steaks in the car. I wouldn’t mind sharing … if you want.” 
Her stomach grumbled at the mention of the steaks and she placed her hand over the traitorous organ in an attempt to cover up the rumble. Maybe she was hungry, but having Aiden in for dinner was not going to happen. She was certain to find something in the kitchen to fix. Maybe. There had to be some leftovers from the last time Maia brought her something to eat.
 Aiden grinned at her. “Your stomach seems to like the idea of food.”
Something about Aiden tickled her. He always seemed a little shy, but not, if that made any sense. He was full of charm but unpretentious. That was it. He was pretty hot for an older guy too. Okay, he wasn’t that old and he wasn’t as gorgeous as Cael. Addie caught herself comparing the two; well, maybe, but in a different way. Her mind rambled on with the strangest thoughts lately. It must be because she hadn’t been taking very good care of herself. 
Aiden swiped his hand through his shoulder-length dark hair similar to the way Cael always did. Addie shook her head. “No. I …” she glanced at the kitchen. “I have dinner. I ... I’m sure of it.” Why was she having such a hard time talking? “I mean, I do. I do have dinner … already.”
“Right,” he said, strolling to the kitchen as if he’d been invited to stay. 
“Hey! Where are you going?” Addie trailed behind him. 
He stopped at the entrance, glancing around at the empty counter, the empty stove, and the dark oven. He opened the refrigerator and saw the starkness of the cold box. “Yeah. I see you have plenty to eat.”
His sarcasm exhausted her. She leaned against the doorframe, suddenly faint, unable to hold herself up. 
Aiden stepped within inches of her, staring into her eyes as he propped his hand along the side of the doorframe very close to her face. She stole a quick glance at his long fingers.