Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Winter Girl by Elodie Parkes has been RELEASED!!!



Lily Prescott is only just over a relationship break up when she decides to take up residence in a house left to her by her recently deceased grandmother. Her corporate law job takes a back seat as she licks her wounds in the small country town. She looks around the main shopping street and discovers people who will befriend her, but she also runs into the town’s most eligible bachelor and secret bad boy, Starr Forrester.

Loved for his lifelong association with the town, Starr hides his methods for staying single well from his friends. He’s nearly thirty, gorgeous, a designer, owns a business and on the lookout for his ‘Winter Girl’….

Will it be Lily? What is a ‘Winter girl’?

Fun, sex, romance and a little twist of the paranormal, makes this a must read.
 

Read an excerpt: Rated : General

As Lily passed ‘Stone Magick’ on the high street, Ash was out on a ladder checking his awning was going to pass muster for the sunnier days ahead. The sun would shine directly in and it was too harsh on the display and in the front part of the shop. He knew Lily’s car, and he saw it pass. He stared after it.
He had accepted that he was in love with Lily. He wanted to tell her, but he couldn’t. He felt feverish with the need for it to spill from his lips when he was with her, but it stayed locked in his heart. He was sure she loved him too. She hadn’t said it, but her looks and the way she had made love to him in the last few days told him so.
He climbed down the ladder and called for his friend who was in the shop putting new lights over the middle cash desk.
“Colin, get out here and give me a hand with this ladder, it’s a real nuisance to take down the alley to the back.”
Colin came to the door with a tool of some kind in his hand.
“Sure, hang on.” He put the tool down and they both lifted the ladder to walk it down the alley by the side of the shop and up to Ash’s garage where it was stored. It was cumbersome, because it was an extendable ladder with three layers and lots of ways to trap your hand as you carried it.
“Can’t you get a new one Ash, this is old and the new ones are so much lighter?” Colin winced as a foot of the ladder hit him in the knuckles when they rounded the corner of the garage.
Ash grinned and nodded. “Just for you Colin.”
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About the author
 
Elodie Parkes
 
 
 
I live in the United Kingdom and I work in an antiques shop as well as writing. I have two dogs that keep me fit with their need for walks. I love the countryside and the coast.
I write romance, contemporary, and erotic with a twist of mystery, suspense, or the paranormal, now and then. I like to make the story unusual in some way, by a quirk in the tale.
 
I’ve brought along my next release from Hot Ink Press today, The Winter Girl.
 
My books are all set in Britain and more specifically England. There are so many historic and incredibly pretty old places that I find myself inspired by. Often a story will start up as I pass through or stop over at a place when I am working. Lately I’ve been sent to buy and bring back items for the antiques emporium where I work. The Winter Girl is inspired by a place I stopped for lunch.
 
The country town is in the middle of a huge stone circle and surrounding ring ditch. A road runs right through and is quite busy, but in good weather, the place buzzes with tourists from all over the world. There is a main street with little shops and caf├ęs. It’s not quite as big as the place I create for the setting of the book, but it’s gorgeously quaint and steeped in history. I found the characters of my book unfolding in my mind as I walked around the place, and especially my leading male character Starr Forrester. I would have loved to meet a real Starr Forrester there, but didn’t. I’m in love with him at the moment he’s so sexy, creative, clever, and naughty…

There was a new age shop there on the main street and it had rows of trays with many different semi-precious stones in them. There were little cards with the meaning and properties of each stone printed on there, which added to my inspiration. The book has a touch of magic, but is contemporary erotic romance.
 
 
 
 
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

JACK STONE - WILD JUSTICE by Vivien Sparx has just gone LIVE!!!

Jack Stone- Wild Justice
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Jack Stone is the Dark Master.
A tough man. A hard man - and he is sexy as all hell.
When Jack Stone arrives in the small town of Windswept, Arizona all he wants is answers. What he finds is a sexy woman with a lust for BDSM and a secret the locals will kill to keep.


Kindle



Paperback
 

 
Coming Soon on KOBO!
 
 


 


Friday, June 14, 2013

Book FOUR in the Never Say Never Trilogy

Announcing Book FOUR in the Never Say Never Trilogy 
by CM Stunich
 because three books was simply not enough.
Title: Never Can TellSeries: Never too Late #1 (follow up to the Never say Never Trilogy)Genre: New Adult/Contemporary RomanceMature - Ages 18Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17881358-never-can-tellRelease Day: June 20th, 2013Blurb: TBAAmazon Link for Book One: http://smarturl.org/slqli


Want to join Ty and Never on their journey and get ready for the arrival of book four?  Check out the blurb for "Tasting Never", book one, and find out why we all heart the f*ck out of Ty McCabe!



Tasting Never, a New Adult Novel Recommended for Ages 18 and UpNever say Never Trilogy: Book One: Tasting Never,  Book Two: Finding Never, and Book Three: Keeping Never, are available now!



"Never Ross wants to be loved.
It's that simple, but it's not that easy."


Never is a girl with a broken soul who doesn't date nice guys and can't seem to go to bed at night without crying herself to sleep.  She doesn't need any complications in her life, especially not when they're attached to a man that could be her emotional twin.
Ty McCabe can't stand Never the first time he meets her.  He's aware that the feeling's mutual and the two don't think they'll ever see each other again, but when fate takes a hand and puts them both in the wrong place at the wrong time, Ty and Never form a tentative friendship that opens the door on their dark sides and shows them what it's like to live in the light.
"Sometimes, the only way to go forward, is to take a few, careful steps back."


TASTING NEVER EXCERPT:
Ty's hot mouth is on my neck, and I find myself taking short, sharp, little breaths as I press my shaking hands to his chest.  If I sleep with him again, I'll be making the biggest mistake of my life.  He's the first real friend I've ever had, and I don't want to cheapen the feelings that are simmering between us.  We made that mistake once before, and we survived.  We've been through a lot since then, and I know that if I lose him now, I will never be whole again.  Ty is my other half, lover or no, and just being around him is enough for me.        “Ty,” I say, trying my best to sound stern.  Instead, my voice comes out like a butterfly, flutters against Ty's hair and swirls it gently against my lips.  I moan and find that my fingers are now curled in the fabric of his T-shirt.        “Never,” he says back to me, the word like fire against my skin.  In those two syllables, I hear how he feels about me.  He thinks he's in love.  Ty McCabe thinks he's in love with me.  He doesn't say it aloud, but I can tell.  Sex isn't the best way for me to show my feelings; I've abused it for far too long that it has somehow lost some of its meaning.  I try to tell Ty this, but I can't speak with his lips on my throat and his hand sliding across the nape of my neck.        I run my own hands down his chest and put them beneath his shirt, on the hard plane of his belly.  His muscles contract as I press my fingers into them, touching, feeling, absorbing the man, the complication, that is Ty McCabe.  All the while, my mind is racing in circles trying to talk me out of this.        “Kiss me,” Ty says and it's not a question, it's a request, albeit a gentle one.  His voice is softer than I've ever heard it.  His words are naked, stripped of all the bullshit that's happened to him, all of the horrible things that mirror my own life.  Ty and I are like twins, like two halves of the same whole.  They say that opposites attract, but Ty and I are very much the same and the attraction between us burns brighter than the sun.  “Kiss me,” he says again and I do.




AUTHOR LINKSOfficial Webpage: http://cmstunich.comFacebook Friend Page: https://www.facebook.com/cmstunichFacebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/cmstunichauthorAmazon: http://www.amazon.com/C.M.-Stunich/e/B008FT7CAO/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&qid=1363702802&sr=8-2-ent&tag=boobroandbar-20Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6432984.C_M_StunichTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/cmstunichBarnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/c.m.-stunichKobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=%22C.M.+Stunich%22&t=none&f=author&p=1&s=none&g=both

Interview with Milly Taiden and WOLF FEVER

Today we have Milly Taiden, Author of many great books including the steamy Wolf Protector. She’s here to talk about her latest: Wolf Fever


Tell us about Wolf Fever

When Raine Bowe volunteers for a sleep study for the extra cash, she didn't expect to wake in a lab or to be victimized by a mad scientist. She escapes with one objective--to find someone strong enough to wage war with the evil growing inside her. 


Ryder Storm is a man with a reputation--the bad boy of his own universe. He doesn't take prisoners, won't give into a sweet smile, and doesn't cut his pack an inch of slack. He knows the desperate woman in his bar is his the moment he lays eyes on her. He'll give her anything she wants, except the one thing she's begging for. Death.


Raine enlists Ryder’s help to unravel the mystery surrounding the hours she lost in the lab and to help tame the beast inside her. In their search for answers, the road will lead them to a twisted experiment involving shifters, humans, and the creation of the ultimate Alpha. He's ready for the adventure and she's ready for her answers. Neither are ready for the lust that calls down from the mating moon. But a wolf knows its mate, and an alpha will not stop until he or she gets what they want.

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Author Bio:
Want to know about me? Milly Taiden (aka April Angel) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. She grew up between New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.
She’s addicted to shopping for shoes, chocolate (but who isn’t?) and Dunkin Donuts coffee.

Mmm… Chocolate. Three last questions:

Kelly - What was your favorite book when you were a young child and do you think it influenced what you like to read an/or write today?
Milly - I loved all books as a kid. I just loved reading and writing. Everything I read influenced me. It's why I write romance with suspense, action, and a few other things lol
Kelly - I love characters with unusual and memorable names. Raine Bowe and Ryder Storm are great. How did you come up with those?
Milly - I loved the name Raine Bowe because I could just see it as this straight-laced woman having this totally wrong name for her but then it ends up suiting her. And Ryder Storm is exactly his name. Rough, Badass and sexy. They just came to me 
Kelly - If you could have lunch with any author, who would you choose and why?
Milly - I would pick my best friend Mina Carter because she lives in the UK and I would love to see her!!! She's a fantastic person and a great writer so she inspires me daily.

Thank you for joining us today, Milly.

If you want to know more about this wonderful author, you can find her here:




Books:
As Milly Taiden
Wolf Protector – Federal Paranormal Unit – Book 1
Wynter’s Captive
Halloween Heat III – Mate Event
Fate’s Wish
Sharp Change – Black Meadow – Book 1
Caged Heat – Black Meadow – Book 2

Coming Soon
Wolf Fever
Scent of a Mate

As April Angel
A Hero’s Pride
Party Crasher
Wicked Valentine – Sizzling Encounters – Book 2
Stranded Temptation
Mr. Buff – Sizzling Encounters – Book 1

Coming Soon
Lucky Break – Sizzling Encounters – Book 3


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Exclusive interview with Casey Sean Harmon

Kerry and I (Kelly) just read a great middle-school age fantasy book by Casey Sean Harmon – The Everafter Chronicles: Reign of the Night Creatures. I loved the book so much I had to contact the author to find out more about this wonderful book.



Kelly - What inspired you to write this book? Why a book for middle-school age?
Casey - I needed something to take my mind off of some of the things that I was dealing with at the time, and so I turned to writing. I decided to write a book for middle-school aged children because I felt like the genre allowed me to really push the boundaries separating fantasy from reality. In other words, I felt better equipped to let my imagination run wild.
Kelly - The first being the children meet is a griffin. What made you decide to use a griffin?

Casey - I tried to think up a creature that could legitimately be both mighty and kind at the same time. Not to mention I really like griffins. :)
Kelly - I really like your unique take on some of the other beings, such as the phoenix. Did you find some of those traits in your research?
Casey - I pretty much tossed the rules out the window with this book. I didn't really care what Greek mythology had to say about these creatures, I wanted to make up my own characteristics. For instance, according to myth the phoenix is capable of re-birthing after death. This didn't make sense to me, so I did away with that idea in this book. Another example is the idea that the cyclops is a great big ogre of a creature, wreaking havoc everywhere he goes. I decided to portray a different side of the cyclops. 
Kelly - I felt like this book was meant to teach a lesson. Was that intended or did it just turn out that way?
Casey - It was intentional. The reader won't understand the full message until the final book. I don't want to give anything away...
Kelly - Did you base any of the characters on real people? Can you tell us who?
Casey - James, who is one of the lead characters, was based after myself. Charlotte, James's younger sister, was based loosely after my wife. There is a little bit of my mom in Susan, the youngest of the lead characters, and a little bit of my dad in Apollo the griffin. The rest of the characters are based off of various people I have known throughout my life. 
THREE FINAL QUESTIONS:
Kelly - What was your favorite book as a young child and do you think it influences what you like to read and/or write now?
Casey - I had three favorite books growing up: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells and The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter. And yes, they greatly influenced who I am today and the things that I like.
Kelly - If you could become any of your characters, which one would you like to be? Why?
Casey - Apollo the griffin, because he has the respect of everyone who meets him. Also, because he can fly!
Kelly - If you could have lunch with any author, who would you choose? Why?
Casey - This is a great question! I would have to say Brandon Mull, the author of the Fablehaven series. I greatly admire his work, and I think that he and I have a lot in common

Kelly - Thank you for taking the time to chat with me. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
Casey -  Thanks, and I'm honored that you have rated my book 5 stars! 

Yes. a rare five stars!
Here is my review:
The Everafter Chronicles: Reign of the Night Creatures, by Casey Sean Harmon is a wonderful tale of a magical land and three siblings who end up there in the middle of the fight between the dark and the light. It is a very uplifting story as they face their fears and use their unique strengths to . . . (oops! Almost spoiled the ending!) There are Pirates, a Griffin, Phoenixes, and the family dog. Or not? (ooo, almost gave another spoiler!)
If your children ever liked the Magic Tree House books as young kids, they will love this book. The language is simple enough for tweens, but the story is engrossing enough and so well written that adults will love it, too. I am already looking forward to the next adventure.
You can find the Everafter Chronicles on Amazon


Sunday, June 2, 2013

My review of The Everafter Chronicles: Reign of the Night Creatures by Casey Sean Harmon
I give this book 5 stars!

I absolutely LOVED this book! It’s one of those YA books that will suck in people of all ages. The main characters are sib...lings and the way that they look out for and take care of each other is a wonderful story to tell. Their adventures and all the creatures they meet are very well described. I was watching it all play out in my head like a movie! The author is descriptive without being overbearing and still keeps it simple enough for a younger audience. My only request is that he hurries up and releases book 2 so I can find out what happens next!

This book has been read and Reviewed by Kerry Erickson and posted with consent on Ravenz Reviews. The opinions are my own and do not reflect on Ravenz Reviews in any way.

http://www.amazon.com/Reign-Night-Creatures-Everafter-Chronicles/dp/1622957067/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370197702&sr=1-1&keywords=reign+of+the+night+creatures