Friday, September 4, 2015

Review: The Last Bucelarii (Book 1): Blade of the Destroyer by Andy Peloquin

A faceless, nameless assassin. A forgotten past.  The Hunter of Voramis--a killer devoid of morals, or something else altogether? 

(Blade of the Destroyer--dark fantasy with a look at the underside of human nature).


About the Book:

The Hunter of Voramis is the perfect assassin: ruthless, unrelenting, immortal. Yet he is haunted by lost memories, bonded to a cursed dagger that feeds him power yet denies him peace of mind. Within him rages an unquenchable need for blood and death.

When he accepts a contract to avenge the stolen innocence of a girl, the Hunter becomes the prey.

The death of a seemingly random target sends him hurtling toward destruction, yet could his path also lead to the truth of his buried past? 

Book Details:

Title: The Last Bucelarii (Book 1): Blade of the Destroyer
Author: Andy Peloquin
Official Launch Date: August 21st, 2015
Publication Date: July 11th, 2015
Paperback Price: $15.99
Digital Price: $3.99
Pages: 298
ISBN: 1515038955

My Review:

The Hunter is a ruthless, killer-for-hire of unknown origins.  He is highly regarded for his ability to track down any prey and extinguish it - for a fee, of course.  The Hunter is also a highly feared mystery.  He appears and disappears quickly, heals way too fast to be ordinary, and has a weapon that thirsts for the blood on the other end of the contract.  His origins are also a mystery to himself.

When The Hunter is contracted to kill man accused of sullying the reputation of his granddaughter, he finds himself inexplicably thrust into a dangerous game.  The opponents are part of a criminal organization known as the Bloody Hand and The Hunter gets more than he bargains for.

After a  torture session with members of the Bloody Hand, The Hunter is rescued and taken to The House of Need, with whom he has unfortunate ties.  Instead of killing The Hunter, it is decided that his services are required.  Here, The Hunter learns that he has a past that he's unaware of and so begins the journey of discovering who a Bucelarii is how The Hunter fits into the picture.

In order to stay alive, The Hunter is then coerced into killing his own.

Blade of the Destroyer is a dark, dark fantasy of epic proportions.  The main character is the epitome of the antihero.  He is not a conventional savior or superhero.  He's immortal but has no memory of where he came from until he's rescued and brought back from the brink of death in The House of Need.

The writing is wonderful. The plot is captivating, flows, and engages. I was only able to read the book on my lunch break at work and when it was time to go back to my desk I truly didn't want to. I didn't want to have to stop reading. The Hunter is a mysterious and feared man. No one wants to be on the contract end with him as the assassin. He's merciless, unwavering and always finds his prey.

He's not all murderer and unfeeling, however. The Hunter is a hired assassin yet has a soft spot for the poor and homeless.  Andy Peloquin does an excellent job giving this dark and twisted character a true shot of humanity. It's there and runs through his immortal veins as seen with his interaction with children, widows, and homeless.  His opposing attitudes (assassin vs. compassion) will captivate audiences and keep them engaged and coming back for more.

The imagery and world building is masterfully crafted.  The reader will be drawn into the dark corners, bloody battles, and torture chambers as though they are part of the book.  The emotions run high and will resonate with the reader.  We may not be able to relate to The Hunter as an immortal assassin but those with feelings, empathy, and compassion will be drawn into the relationships he has with those who dwell around him.

I highly recommend this novel for those who love suspenseful and dark epic fantasy novels.

Review copy courtesy of the author, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.

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Meet the Author:



Andy Peloquin--a third culture kid to the core--has loved to read since before he could remember. Sherlock Holmes, the Phantom of the Opera, and Father Brown are just a few of the books that ensnared his imagination as a child.

When he discovered science fiction and fantasy through the pages of writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs, J.R.R Tolkien, and Orson Scott Card, he was immediately hooked and hasn't looked back since.

Andy's first attempt at writing produced In the Days: A Tale of the Forgotten Continent. He has learned from the mistakes he made and used the experience to produce Blade of the Destroyer, a book of which he is very proud.

Reading—and now writing—is his favorite escape, and it provides him an outlet for his innate creativity. He is an artist; words are his palette.

His website (http://www.andypeloquin.com) is a second home for him, a place where he can post his thoughts and feelings--along with reviews of books he finds laying around the internet.

He can also be found on his social media pages, such as:



10 Things You Need to Know About Me:

  1. Hot wings, ALWAYS!
  2. I never forget a face, but rarely remember a name.
  3. I'm a head taller than the average person (I'm 6' 6")
  4. Marvel > DC
  5. I was born in Japan, and lived there until the age of 14.
  6. Selena Gomez and Five Finger Death Punch are both in my playlist.
  7. Aliens are real, but it's self-centered of us to believe that they would come to visit Earth.
  8. Watching sports: suck. Playing sports: EPIC!
  9. I earned a purple belt in Karate/Hapkido/Taekwondo.
  10. I dislike most Christmas music, aside from Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
 Reviews:

"Creative, gritty, and beautifully dark...fantasy addicts will love it!" -- Peter Story, author of Things Grak Hates -- http://peterjstory.com/

"The fantasy world has a compelling new antihero…the Hunter will terrify and captivate you." - Eve A Floriste, author of Fresh Cut

"From the first words on the page this fantasy holds the reader spellbound even after the book is finished…his character is very well-defined even if his past is a mystery. Root for an assassin? Oh, yes, one must!" -- Carol Conley, for InDTale Magazine

Spotlight, #Excerpt, & #Giveaway ~ Even Vampires Get the Blues A Deadly Angels Book, Book 7 Sandra Hill

New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill delivers a sizzling new entry in her Deadly Angels series, as a Viking vangel’s otherworldly mission teams him with a Navy SEAL who’s more than his match-she’s his predestined mate . . .


About Even Vampires Get the Blues:

The fact that vampire angel Harek Sigurdsson was a Norseman in his mortal life doesn’t make thawing out after exile in Siberia any easier. But things heat up when his search for evil Lucipires connects him with Camille Dumaine, a human who thrums with sensual energy that can mean only one thing: she’s the mate Harek’s been seeking for centuries. . .

The SEALs call her “Camo” for her ability to blend into a crowd-yet Harek’s intense blue gaze singles Camille out like a white-hot spotlight. The security wiz was hired to help bring down a ruthless band of international kidnappers, but Camille senses an unspoken agenda-besides Harek’s bold declaration that she’s his “destiny”. Just Camille’s luck that the sexiest man she’s ever met may also be …a vampire!



Even Vampires Get the Blues
A Deadly Angels Book, Book 7
Sandra Hill

On-sale: 8/25
ISBN: 9780062356529

Read an Excerpt:

“Harek Sigurdsson!” a male voice yelled out of the mist, so loud that Harek jerked into a sitting position on the pallet in the alcove of his enclosed space and almost rolled off to the floor. He blinked and tried to see the hazy blur standing in the open doorway leading to the longship’s deck. The only light came from the full moon outside.

He stood, and at first he was disoriented. Who wouldn’t be with a head the size of a wagon wheel, with what felt like a battle-axe imbedded in his skull?

A man … He could swear it was a man he saw standing there, and yet at the same time, there was no one there. Just a swirling fog.

“Who goes there?” he yelled out, thinking it must be one of the crew stationed on board overnight.

Silence.

Now he was starting to be annoyed. “Present yourself, man, or suffer the consequences.”

No one answered. Good thing, because he realized he had no weapon in hand. Should he grab a knife? What kind of weapon did one use with a ghost? Would a blade even suffice?

He shook his head to clear it, to no avail. He was still under the influence of ale. Or something.

He could see clearer now, and it was a tall, dark-haired man wearing a long gown in the Arab style who beckoned him outside. The gown in itself was not so unusual but the broadsword he held easily in one hand was, especially since it was his own pattern-welded blade. Then, there were the huge white wings spread out from his back.

What? Wings? Huh? It couldn’t be possible. He closed his eyes and looked again. Definitely wings.

Was it even a man? Or some kind of bird?

He had heard of shivering men suffering from wild dreams of writhing snakes or even fire-breathing dragons, but usually it was men trying to wean themselves away from years of the addictive brews or opium. Harek rarely drank to excess and never had an interest in the poppy seed.

But Harek had a more important issue at the moment. His bladder was so full he would be pissing from his ears if he didn’t soon relieve himself. Making his way through the now empty doorway, he staggered over to the rail. Undoing the laces on his braies, he released himself and let loose a long stream of urine. When he was done—shaking his cock clean, then tucking it back into his braies—he breathed a sigh of relief, then belched. Which was a mistake. His breath was enough to gag a maggot.

Which cleared his head enough to let him know he still had company. The man-bird stood there, scowling at him with contempt. The wings were folded so that he could scarce tell they were there.

“Who … what are you?”

“Michael. The Archangel.”

Amazon Link:

Even Vampires Get the Blues: A Deadly Angels Book

Meet the Author:



Sandra Hill is a graduate of Penn State and worked for more than 10 years as a features writer and education editor for publications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Writing about serious issues taught her the merits of seeking the lighter side of even the darkest stories. She is the wife of a stockbroker and the mother of four sons.

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Blog Tour & #Giveaway ~ Review of The Memory of Mermaids by Spencer Dryden

After he rescues a mermaid from a sea monster, Max Weiss falls into a world of pirate treasure, dolphin whisperers, murderous mobsters and a forbidden love.



About the Book:

Troubles multiply in the already-troubled life of Max Weiss after he rescues a mermaid from the clutches of a sea monster. Drawn by the allure of the enchanting mermaid, Azzaria, Max agrees to help her find her lost mermaid sister. Max is pulled into a world of missing drug money, pirate treasure, murderous mobsters, dolphin whisperers and a forbidden love.

Book Details:

TITLE: The Memory of Mermaids

PUBLISHER: Fireborn Publishing

RELEASE DATE: August 21, 2015

GENRE: Fantasy

TAGS: Romance, Action/Adventure, Comedy/Humor

HEAT LEVEL (1 being no sexual content, 5 being erotica): 2

PAIRING: Male/Female Mermaid

LENGTH: Novella


My Review:

Max is unlucky when it comes to women, especially since his latest girlfriend just dumped him.  He can't keep a job either.  His most recent firing is due to a conversation with his bosses that a shell company involving insurance.  Max is almost sure that they are laundering drug money.  Now,  he has no woman, no job, and he's about to lose his condo. In an effort to keep his condo, Max agrees to live in an abandoned house for Ray, a mob boss and part of the insurance company.  

Shortly after moving to the home, he rescues a beautiful woman from the tentacles of - a Kraken?  How can that be?  They are mythical, right?!  Well, considering the woman he rescues is a mermaid, I'm guessing Max's beliefs regarding mythology are about to become tested, especially since the mermaid, Azzaria, wants his help locating her sister, Bekkaul.  

Bekkaul fell in love with a human, and when that happens, the mermaid will eventually come ashore, lose her tail, and become a human herself.  

While trying to find Bekkaul, Max encounters quite a slew of characters and events.  Max deals with mobsters, finding treasure, very friendly dolphins, and a woman who professes to be able to hear and understand dolphins.   All of the interwoven storylines keep the novella a page turner.  

The Memory of Mermaids is kind of rough in the dialogue area at some points, specifically the conversations between Ray and Max.  I suppose that may be because I detested Ray's character.  He is certainly written like a hardcore mobster.  The romance between Ray and Azzaria rather quick.  They really don't develop into a couple at all - there isn't a relationship that happens in the forefront of the novella.  They meet, hang out a couple times, have sex, and are a couple.  Those were really the only problems I had with the book.

The novella is actually pretty fast paced and engaging.  The combination of the modern world with the mythical one is intriguing.  Max may be down on his luck but he doesn't mope around.  He takes his task in finding Azzaria's sister quite seriously even when those around him think he's nuts.  Spencer does a great job tying all of the storylines together and wrapping up the story's loose ends.  There is an HEA in this short romance novel, too.

**Book contains adult themes and adult language**

Review copy provided to me at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:


Meet the Man Behind the Book:


Spencer Dryden is a new writer, but an old guy on the threshold of draining any reserves left in Medicare and Social Security.

In real life he is a handyman, an at-home dad, inventor and web videographer living a quiet life in the frozen tundra of Minnesota (USA).

Like all writers he has a cat but they don't get along well. He can be found at the usual writer hangouts:


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Learn About The Legend of the Bottle Tree from Rita Monette, Author of The Legend of Ghost Dog Island

Behind every legend lies the truth…


Please welcome Rita Monette to the blog today!!

The Legend of the Bottle Tree

The legend of the bottle tree originated from long ago African slaves and was passed on to the Cajun people. It involved the practice of hanging bottles (preferably blue ones) in the trees outside one’s house, which legend says would trap evil spirits before they could come into your home. This was evidenced by the fact that when the wind blew over them, they made a ghostly sound.

This practice continues in the deep south, as people create these bottle trees as decorations for their yards and gardens. If the spirits are out there, they are enjoying the colorful flowers.

References to these bottle trees, made in the movie Ray, the Ray Charles story, and in the animated movie, The Frog and the Princess, rekindled interest in this legend.

For more information, see my blog post: 

http://tinyurl.com/noc33qm

About The Legend of Ghost Dog Island:

Moving is nothing new for ten-year-old Nikki Landry. Her father relocates their raggedy old houseboat several times a year in search of better crabbing spots. However, their latest move has brought her to a mysterious bayou where she feels something is watching her from a nearby island.

Nikki learns of a local legend about something sinister inhabiting those swamps, stealing the souls of dogs...which would explain the strange howling sounds. Papa reassures her there’s nothing on the island but gators and snakes. He should know. He’s spent his whole life trapping and fishing those bayous and swamps…But maybe there’s something Papa doesn’t know.

Nikki and her new friends begin to uncover strange happenings from years ago that may have started the old legend…and town folks aren’t talking.

Then her beloved beagle goes missing.

Join Nikki as she seeks to discover the real truth behind the legend of Ghost Dog Island…before it’s too late.

Book Details:

Title: The Legend of Ghost Dog Island

Author Name: Rita Monette

Genre(s): Middle Grade, Adventure, Mystery

Tags: Adventure, mystery, middle grade, louisiana, bayou, dogs

Length: Approx. 204 pages

E-book:  978-1-987976-00-7
Paperback:  978-0-9947490-9-3

Re-Release Date: September 1, 2015

Publisher:  Mirror World Publishing

Amazon Link:

http://amzn.to/1Vc8647

Mirror World Publishing Links:

eBook http://mirror-world-publishing.myshopify.com/collections/history/products/the-legend-of-ghost-dog-island-ebook

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Meet the Author:



Rita Monette was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana. She loves to write stories set in the beautiful, yet mysterious, bayous and swamps of her home state.

Her middle grade series, The Nikki Landry Swamp Legends, is based on tales told by her father—who made his living in those bayous—of reasons to stay out of the swamp.

She currently lives with her husband, four lap dogs, and one lap cat, in the mountains of Tennessee. Besides writing and illustrating, she loves watching the many birds that make their habitat on the Cumberland Plateau, working in the garden, and frequenting waterfalls.

Follow the Tour to Read Exclusive Excerpts, Guest Posts, Reviews, and a Character Interview:

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Meet Andy Peloquin, Author of The Last Bucelarii (Book 1): Blade of the Destroyer

A faceless, nameless assassin. A forgotten past.  The Hunter of Voramis--a killer devoid of morals, or something else altogether? 

(Blade of the Destroyer--dark fantasy with a look at the underside of human nature).


 Please welcome Andy Peloquin, Author of The Last Bucelarii (Book 1): Blade of the Destroyer:

Want to get to know me a bit more? I've listed 20 of my very favorite things below. It will give you a pretty good idea of who I am as a person:
(try to imagine the Sound of Music song "My Favorite Things" playing in the background)

  1. Hot Wings -- the spicier the better! (think habanero or Scotch Bonnet pepper spicy)
  2. Comic books -- Marvel over DC, all day long!
  3. Deadpool -- movie, video game, comic books, pretty much anything and everything!
  4. Brandon Sanderson's writing -- including the Mistborn series, The Stormlight Archives, and pretty much everything else
  5. Hamburgers -- there's no such thing as "too much" bacon or Tabasco sauce in a good burger
  6. The Princess Bride -- I only wish my wife understood what I meant when I say "As you wish…"
  7. Five Finger Death Punch/Disturbed -- Two metal/rock bands that help me get through writing
  8. Scott Lynch's writing -- The Gentlemen Bastards series got me interested in writing about assassins, thieves, and criminals
  9. First-Person Shooter games -- I may not be very good, but they're a whole lot of fun!
  10. Summer TV -- There's something wonderful about shows like Suits, The Last Ship, Falling Skies, and Strike Back that the regular TV shows don't have.
  11. Love Actually -- Anyone who doesn't love this movie is silly. It's my Christmas tradition every year.
  12. Skrillex -- I know it sounds odd, but the driving beats of dubstep help me to write surprisingly well. Not all his songs work, but I'll take him over classical music any day.
  13. Halestorm -- Lizzi McHale sounds so angry in her songs; so awesome!
  14. Authentic International cuisine -- Falafel, curry, pad thai, Pho, gyros, yaki soba, tacos, and anything else exotic and new are awesome!
  15. Comic book TV shows -- Arrow, The Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Constantine, The Walking Dead, Daredevil, and anything else based on comic books instantly goes to the top of my "to view" list.
  16. Barcaloungers -- They make men lazy, but hot damn, they're comfortable!
  17. Beaches -- I HATE sand with a passion, so my perfect day at the beach involves sitting on the concrete/wooden boardwalk and enjoying the sound of waves. The quieter the beach, the more creative I get.
  18. Vodka sour -- No sugar, lots of lime, and a strong vodka. The perfect way to relax on the cheap! (I have a VERY high tolerance to alcohol)
  19. Writing -- I'm a bit of an addict; I suffer if I don't get my 1,000 to 2,000 words per day in.
  20. Coffee -- Without it, my writing would suffer! But none of this "black, no sugar" nonsense for me. I drink two cups a week, so I want to enjoy it!
That's pretty much everything there is to know about me. I'm a no-nonsense, fun-loving (in my own way) kind of guy. 

About the Book:

The Hunter of Voramis is the perfect assassin: ruthless, unrelenting, immortal. Yet he is haunted by lost memories, bonded to a cursed dagger that feeds him power yet denies him peace of mind. Within him rages an unquenchable need for blood and death.
When he accepts a contract to avenge the stolen innocence of a girl, the Hunter becomes the prey. The death of a seemingly random target sends him hurtling toward destruction, yet could his path also lead to the truth of his buried past? 

Book Details:

Title: The Last Bucelarii (Book 1): Blade of the Destroyer
Author: Andy Peloquin
Official Launch Date: August 21st, 2015
Publication Date: July 11th, 2015
Paperback Price: $15.99
Digital Price: $3.99
Pages: 298
ISBN: 1515038955

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Meet the Author:



Andy Peloquin--a third culture kid to the core--has loved to read since before he could remember. Sherlock Holmes, the Phantom of the Opera, and Father Brown are just a few of the books that ensnared his imagination as a child.

When he discovered science fiction and fantasy through the pages of writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs, J.R.R Tolkien, and Orson Scott Card, he was immediately hooked and hasn't looked back since.

Andy's first attempt at writing produced In the Days: A Tale of the Forgotten Continent. He has learned from the mistakes he made and used the experience to produce Blade of the Destroyer, a book of which he is very proud.

Reading—and now writing—is his favorite escape, and it provides him an outlet for his innate creativity. He is an artist; words are his palette.

His website (http://www.andypeloquin.com) is a second home for him, a place where he can post his thoughts and feelings--along with reviews of books he finds laying around the internet.

He can also be found on his social media pages, such as:



10 Things You Need to Know About Me:

  1. Hot wings, ALWAYS!
  2. I never forget a face, but rarely remember a name.
  3. I'm a head taller than the average person (I'm 6' 6")
  4. Marvel > DC
  5. I was born in Japan, and lived there until the age of 14.
  6. Selena Gomez and Five Finger Death Punch are both in my playlist.
  7. Aliens are real, but it's self-centered of us to believe that they would come to visit Earth.
  8. Watching sports: suck. Playing sports: EPIC!
  9. I earned a purple belt in Karate/Hapkido/Taekwondo.
  10. I dislike most Christmas music, aside from Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
 Reviews:

"Creative, gritty, and beautifully dark...fantasy addicts will love it!" -- Peter Story, author of Things Grak Hates -- http://peterjstory.com/

"The fantasy world has a compelling new antihero…the Hunter will terrify and captivate you." - Eve A Floriste, author of Fresh Cut

"From the first words on the page this fantasy holds the reader spellbound even after the book is finished…his character is very well-defined even if his past is a mystery. Root for an assassin? Oh, yes, one must!" -- Carol Conley, for InDTale Magazine

Book Spotlight: The Black Rose Chronicles ~ Deceit and Lies ~ by A.K. Michaels


Book Information:

Genre: Dystopian PNR



**I Love This Cover ~ Saph**

About the Book:

She is different, unique, and one of a kind. Even in this weird new world. In a world ravaged by an inter-species war and almost devoid of Witches, she has to hide, keeping her heritage a secret. Only two people knew the truth about her: her father and her mentor; her savior, Seth. A highly trained assassin, she kills with impunity if the target deserves such a sentence. Unfortunately, far too many do. The lawlessness that stretches from coast to coast allowing unspeakable acts to go unpunished.

Vampires, Werewolves, Demons, and a host of other species now run free upon the earth and some of them were downright evil. She tasks herself with dealing with wrongdoers whenever she can. She is strong, fearless and powerful. An anomaly, probably the only Witch/Wolf hybrid left alive. She shields herself from detection. If anyone knew she has Witch DNA they would all come after her and she couldn’t take such a horde on and live.

Her assignments as the ‘go to’ assassin for The Council give her plenty of opportunity to wreak justice upon those who deal in death and destruction. Her targets mostly found dead with black lips and tongue; a result of her spells and not just the poison everyone thinks. So, when the new Head of the Council, Basilius, a Demon, tasks her with taking out the most powerful Vampire alive she can’t refuse. Can she?

The Black Rose will strike again for the good of humanity. It’s what she believes she’s been born to do and she will tackle this as she does all of her missions; with deadly intent. There’d be no difference this time. Would there? Or is the dangerous Vampire, Cassius Allarde, not all that he seems?

Come follow Rose’s journey as she fights to find out the truth. About the Demon, the Vampire and the Witch hunt that destroyed most of her kind. Book 1 in A K Michaels new series, The Black Rose Chronicles. If you like your dystopian books with the added bonus of supernatural beings in abundance then this book is for you.

Amazon Link:

The Black Rose Chronicles, Deceit and Lies, Book 1

Author Information:


A K Michaels, Ava, was born in Scotland quite a number of years ago! She was married at a young age and is mother to three much loved children. After the birth of her last child she went back to higher education and studied before gaining employment in the banking industry. She worked in that role for a number of years before leaving, both the job and the country.

She lived abroad for a few years before returning to Scotland and finally taking up her dream - writing.

She is the author of the Defender's Blood series, The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire series, Supernatural Enforcement Bureau series, Highland Wolf Clan series, Sabrina's Vampire series, and her latest series The Black Rose Chronicles, together with a Wolf Erotica Novella, Lori's Wolf. Her books fall into the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre and she loves writing those particular kinds of stories where she can let her imagination run wild!

She now spends her time reading - everything from Sci Fi to Crime, Erotica to Fantasy, Thrillers to Paranormal Romance. She loves spending time with her family and, of course, writing!

She has twitter, Facebook and a mailing list.

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#Free Book Blitz: River’s Recruit (The Sanctuary Series, Book One) by Charlotte Abel #Giveaway #PNR

~~ River's Recruit is FREE ~~


Charlotte Abel's novel, River's Recruit, Book 1 in The Sanctuary Series is currently free for Kindle, Nook, and iTunes!! 

Plus, you can enter below to win an ebook set of books 2, 3 & 4 of The Sanctuary Series.


River’s Recruit
The Sanctuary Series, Book One
Charlotte Abel

Genre: Paranormal Romance (Wolf Shifters)

Date of Publication: November 12, 2012

ASIN: B00A6JI9D0

Number of pages: 410
Word Count: 87000

Book Description:

Jonathan McKnight lost everything in Afghanistan. His left hand, his identical twin, his self-respect and his naive belief that good always triumphs over evil.

Burdened by grief and guilt, he searches for redemption on a solo backpacking trip into the remote Sawatch Mountains of Colorado and discovers a secret tribe of shifters.

River, the beautiful young shifter that rescues Jonathan has been promised to a man she despises. A man that does not desire her and only wants to use her to achieve his own political goals. Jonathan is more than a romantic rival. He's a threat to those goals.

The only way to save Jonathan's life is for River to take him as her recruit.
As Jonathan learns more about the horrors of River's cult-like society, he becomes even more determined to escape it, until he learns that River is responsible for everything he does and will be executed if he succeeds.

Escape is not an option-unless Jonathan can persuade River to leave with him. And if she refuses? Well, then, he'll just have to kidnap her.



About the Author:


Charlotte Abel was born and raised in Oklahoma where she met her soulmate, Pete. She chased him to Boulder, Colorado and finally convinced him they were meant to be together forever. They've raised three kids, two ferrets, three dogs and countless hamsters -- and are still happily married.

She's in love with "real" life and paranormal romance. When she's not reading or writing, Charlotte enjoys hiking, bicycling and primitive archery (although she's never shot at anything other than a target!)



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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cover Reveal: Falling for Her Enemy (Still Harbor, Book 2) by Victoria James

Sapphyria's Book Reviews has some cover love for Victoria James' upcoming November 9, 2015 release, Falling for Her Enemy. 

She’s falling for the one man who could destroy everything… 

Alex McAllister always dreamed of a life filled with the laughter and love of a family, but being abandoned at a young age left her wary of letting anyone in. Now that she’s settled in Still Harbor, Alex struggles between keeping her distance and the magnetic pull of the handsome stranger who claims he’s the biological father of her adopted daughter.

Hayden Brooks never wanted to be a father. Long hours spent building his family’s real estate empire suits him just fine. But when he discovers an ex put the baby he unknowingly fathered up for adoption, his world crumbles. He tracks the child to Still Harbor with the intention of bringing her home—and comes face to face with his daughter’s stunning adoptive mother.

The paternity test is in. And Hayden’s about to make the most shocking decision of his life, just in time for Christmas…


About Falling for Her Enemy:

Release date: November 9, 2015

Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Bliss)

Series: Still Harbor #2

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Falling for Her Enemy can be read as a standalone but also check out the first Still Harbor book, Falling for the P.I.

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