Friday, March 31, 2017

When Darkness Falls (The Vampire Redemption Series #1) by Ellen Chauvet #whendarknessfallsblitz @ChauvetEllen

Book Details:

  Title: When Darkness Falls
Series: The Vampire Redemption Series #1
Author: Ellen Chauvet

Publication Date: March 17, 2016
Publisher: Relentlessly Creative Books
Genre: PNR/Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Jun Ares


About the Book:

A strong-willed Southern woman living her dream life in Paris, Lexie Miles is devastated when her best friend Emma is brutally murdered by vampires. From that moment her “dream life” begins to crumble. She discovers that not only was Emma living a double life, but her boss Tom Grant is as well.  She is plunged into a 500 year old secret that takes her on an unimaginable path.  When her mother, Cassie, comes to Paris for her thirtieth birthday, Lexie is bequeathed with a birthright that gives her super being abilities and the dubious gift of being the “Chosen One”.  Her entire life has been a lie, and she is pissed. Meeting Etienne Benoit, head of a secret society, she is inexplicably drawn to him, and she ignites in him a sizzling desire that refuses to be ignored. Etienne reveals his story and Emma’s link to the Society and her brilliant perfection of two antiserums.  Lexie must come to terms with the concept that she may be falling in love with a vampire. She reluctantly accepts her legacy and along with Tom and Etienne travels to the headquarters of the Society in Southern France.  They receive an e-mail from Emma that reveals the first clue in what proves to be a race against time and the dark forces that threaten to destroy everything Etienne has created.  A traitor lurks among them and they have no idea who it is.  As war rages across the land Lexie, Etienne and Tom hunt frantically to find the antiserum that Emma hid before she was murdered. Lexie’s kidnapping and Tom’s death at the hands of Etienne’s son Francois and his partner Marielle spurs Etienne to take drastic action.  The result leaves Lexie alone and despairing that she will never see her love again.  Unwilling to accept this fate, she enlists the help of Kendrick McDonough, a Scotsman and Etienne’s second in command.   Kendrick becomes her friend, trainer and mentor.  Lexie vows she will never give up on Etienne.  She will find a way to return him to the light side.  

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Meet the Author:

Ellen lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and finds the months of rain and gloom particularly conducive to creating in this genre. Ellen’s love for reading and writing developed at an early age and she wrote several short stories and plays which were lost over the years and many moves. Ellen’s passion for travel began when her Dad took a position with an international soft drink company and they moved to Bogota, Colombia. While in South America Ellen and her family lived in most of the major cities, including, Caracas, Venezuela, La Paz, Bolivia, Lima, Peru, Santiago, Chile, Buenos Aires, ArgentinA and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ellen spent her high school years near Chicago and in the summer between high school and university moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she lived for the next thirty years. In 1996 Ellen moved to Vancouver where she met and married the man of her dreams. While they were married, her husband, a French Canadian, introduced her to the French culture and in particular Southern France and for the first time in her life, Ellen felt like she’d come home.

Ellen was first introduced to vampires through Anne Rice’s Interview With A Vampire, and although she fell in love with the book, vampires were not in the forefront of her reading must-haves. Then in 2003, a friend introduced her to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Ellen was fascinated by the idea of good and evil vampires.  At that point she started reading every vampire novel she could find, particularly loving Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris, JR Ward and Laurell K. Hamilton.  When Darkness Falls is the first in a series of books called The Vampire Redemption Series and is adult fiction.  

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Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology

18 brand new sexy stories from bestselling authors, each one too steamy for the penalty box . . . 

20% of royalties from sales of Hot on Ice will go to Homes for our Troops, a charity that builds specially modified homes for injured veterans.

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About Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology

Get ready to fall in love with the smokin' hot hockey players of the New Orleans Cajun Rage. After this season's Cinderella run all the way to the Finals, these heroes have won the Cup--and now your heart is the goal.

FREE AGENT, USA Today Best Seller Robin Covington - Finally out, he thought he knew his next step . . . until the man he might not be able to resist puts a sexy offer on the table.

BODY CHECK, USA Today Bestseller Desiree Holt - The Cup, the girl, and the future-could he make them all come together?

DEEP CHECK, USA Today Bestseller Kimberly Kincaid - There's no such thing as in too deep...

BLOCKED, USA Today Bestseller Heather Long - He needs to clean up his reputation . . . Can this bad boy keep the pop princess safe?

RANSOM, USA Today Bestseller Nana Malone - The last thing he wants is to be stranded in a cabin with the one girl he's always wanted.

CAGED, USA Today Bestseller Virginia Nelson - She plans to melt the ice king's heart and prove she's just the girl to go skate to skate with him, whether he likes it or not.

BREAKAWAY BROOKE, Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan - Can he convince this Amazon beauty to stop fighting her erotic powers long enough to play his game?

THE WARM UP, Xio Axelrod - Toss a stoic defenseman, a no-nonsense nurse, and a ward full of crafty children in a Cup and anything can happen.

CHECK MY HEART, Christi Barth - The only thing that will make him happy again is the one woman he can't have . . .

FULL CONTACT, Andie J. Christopher - This player has a bounty on his virginity. She has him up against the boards.

BLADE, Avery Flynn - Sometimes the line between love and insanity is as thin as an ice skate's blade.

UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN, Kim Golden - When it comes to the game of love, he's playing to win.

COURAGE, Lena Hart - This hot-tempered coach is fully prepared to fight for his wife--but can he win back her heart?

PENALTY BOX BLUES, Robin Kaye - The only woman who knows his secret can slam his heart against the boards with a sideways glance. He is so pucked.

BEAR NAKED, Katie Kenyhercz - When he sets his sights on a goal, it's only a matter of time.

About Bear Naked:

As the new band chief of her reserve, Aria Paul pours her soul into bettering the community and improving relations with all of Canada and other First Nations tribes. When her first and only love returns the conquering hero as a hockey champion with the Cup, it's her job to put aside a broken heart and get all the good publicity for the tribe she can manage. Time has only increased his effect on her, but a second chance is off the table. That is, until the boy she fell in love with shows her the man he's grown to be.

Bear Thompson's goal was always to be an elite hockey player and bring home a Cup to his people. Leaving Aria was never part of the plan but an unfortunate part of the deal. She'd never leave the reserve, and he couldn't stay. Long distance lasted all of a year. His fault, but he'd thought he was ready to move on. Wrong. Aria had never been far from his mind, and seeing her again is an assault to the senses in all the best ways. Winning her back will be harder than winning the prize he'd finally brought home, but one thing's for sure: she's worth it.

My Review:

Bear Thompson was drafted to play hockey 9 years prior and left his family, his home in Bear Mountain Reserve, and his girl in his rear view.  Bear's hockey team just won the Cup and he wants to bring it home and do a small documentary on his heritage. One problem - the chief is the girl he left behind, Aria Paul.

Bear Naked is a fun book with a super sweet romance that reunites two former lovers. Sometimes two people have to be apart in order to grow back together.  I enjoyed the familial undertones and the emotions that rock Bear to the core. The story was fast-paced, engaging, and enjoyable. This book is the first one I've read by this author and it won't be the last. Her writing style is conversational, smooth, and emotionally realistic.  The setting was vividly descriptive and well explained.

The story was well written and didn't focus solely on Bear and Aria.  The author wove other events in-between the romance.  The pacing allowed for the reader to get invested into the story and neither become bored nor feel like the book was rushed.  Well done!

I voluntarily reviewed this story.

I will be reading the rest of the stories in the anthology as time allows.

My Rating:

IN SKATES TROUBLE, Kate Meader - Can a passion that started in the dark find a lifetime of love in the light?

MAKING HIS MOVE, Susan Scott Shelley - Making impossible saves is easy compared to falling in love.

CHECKING YES, Misty D. Waters - She'll send him to the penalty box, and keep him there . . . for good this time.

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Book Series Tour & #Giveaway ~ Runes by Ednah Walters ~ YA Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Runes Series Book 1
by Ednah Walters

Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

About the Book:
Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.
Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.
Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about him. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.

Other Books in the Series:
Immortals (book 2)

Grimnirs (book 3)

Seeress (book 4)

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Souls (book 5)

Witches (book 6)

Goddess (book 7)

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Meet the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author Ednah Walters is a multi-published author of four different series--her Norse-mythology-based bestselling YA Paranormal romance series, RUNES(YA-Paranormal Romance) and Nephilim THE GUARDIAN LEGACY-(YA fantasy romance).
She also writes contemporary romance under E. B. Walters. The Fitzgerald Family series started with SLOW BURN. There are six books in this series. Her new USA Today bestselling series, INFINITUS BILLIONAIRES. Impulse (book 1) was published in January 2015. Indulge (Aug 4th). 
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Coming Soon ~ Love in Carson Falls by Paisleigh Aumack

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Love in Carson Falls
by Paisleigh Aumack 

About the Book:

Arianna Morgan:
She never thought life would beat her down. She never imagined the man she loved doing it either. Starting over in a small town was her only option. Once she arrives in Carson Falls, she realizes her life never really began until the locals, one specifically, proves that there are things that can mend your spirit.

River Bradshaw:

He never thought the mother of his child would walk away. He also never thought she would end up dead. Living in a small town his whole life, he knew what his life’s meaning was, or so he thought. Once a stranger from out of town starts teaching his daughter piano, she proves that life has much more in store for him.

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This is a story about loss, love, and how music can teach us about ourselves.

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Read an Excerpt from By Her Touch (Blank Canvas, Book 2) by Adriana Anders & Enter the #Giveaway @SourcebooksCasa

Book Information:

Kindle File Size: 1680 KB
Print Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: April 4, 2017

About the Book:

Undercover cop Clay Navarro left the Sultans biker gang a changed man. Its ringleaders may be awaiting trial, but he wears the memory of every brutal act he was forced to commit tattooed across his skin. He doesn’t have space in his messed-up life for anything gentle—not now, maybe not ever.

Dr. Georgette Hadley is drawn to the damaged stranger’s pain, intimidated but intrigued by the warmth that lies beneath Clay’s frightening exterior. But when the Sultans return looking for revenge, she finds herself drawn into the dirty underbelly of a life forged in violence…that not even her touch may be able to heal.

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Clay hurt worse than usual—probably from all the workouts. Not something the doctors back in Baltimore had recommended.

The pain, he told himself, was why he headed over to George Hadley’s house that evening around dinnertime, clutching a sad bouquet of grocery-store flowers and an overpriced bottle of Virginia wine.

He stood on the doctor’s front porch, wearing a neat button-down shirt and jeans, as if they had an actual date, when in reality he was just busting in on her night. The woman probably did have a date. With an entirely different kind of man.

She came to the door at his knock and greeted him with a wide-eyed “oh,” which he could take as either a good omen or a bad one.

“‘Oh, what a pleasant surprise’?” he asked, “Or ‘Oh, get the hell outta here’?”

It took her a second to decide, apparently. Not the best of signs, but…hey, he’d take what he could get.

“Come in,” she said with a friendly air, if not quite the smile he’d wished for.

He followed her into the now-familiar main hall, again bypassing the front rooms and heading straight to the kitchen—the heart of the house, he surmised.

“Those for me?” she asked.

“Oh, yeah. Here.” Gracious as always, he thought. Man, aren’t I a prince?

She smiled her thanks and plunked his bouquet into a vase that far outshone the flowers themselves.

A look around reminded him of all the other flowers strewn about—and behind her, through the screen porch, daylight revealed the bright, happy disarray of growing blooms the moonlight had washed out the other night. Right, no flowers next time. Chocolates.

Or something.

Next time. There probably wouldn’t be a next time, judging by her expression—all closed up and professional like he’d never seen her. That was just what he deserved for running away before.

She set the wine on the counter, pulled a corkscrew from a drawer, and placed it beside it.

Instead of opening the bottle, she turned to him, arms folded across her chest, and he saw new, tight lines pulling her eyes down, puffiness beneath. Had she been crying? Shit. He hoped not.

“What can I do for you, Mr. Blane?”

Jesus, he hated that name. Hated it.

“I…” He wasn’t sure, actually. What was he doing here, again?

“I needed to see you” was all that came out. Thank God, because in his current state, Clay could see himself spewing some of the crap rotting out his brain. And no, that wouldn’t be a good thing. Not at all.

She stood there, looking…sadder? Oh hell.

“Why?” she asked, and ---- if her eyes didn’t look a little too shiny.

He swallowed, glanced out back at the woods and the raging cicadas there, and said the only thing he could think of: the truth.

“It’s better when you’re around.”

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Meet the Author:

Adriana Anders has acted and sung, slung cocktails and corrected copy. She’s worked for start-ups, multinationals and small nonprofits, but it wasn’t until she returned to her first love—writing romance—that she finally felt like she’d come home. Today, she resides with her tall French husband, two small children and fat French cat in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she writes the dark, gritty, steamy love stories of her heart.

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Book Tour & #Giveaway ~ Loved By A Killer (Loved By A Killer Series, Book 1) by C.F. Rabbiosi

Loved By A Killer
Loved By A Killer Series, Book 1
C.F. Rabbiosi
Genre: Sexy Paranormal Thriller

Raina loved performing upon the London stage, but one night she found herself dancing for only HIM. She froze, and looked to the balcony where the gaslights flickered dimly over his shadowy form. If only she had known that this beautiful monster would soon rip her away from everything in the world SHE EVER LOVED, perhaps she wouldn’t have lingered so long.

Marcus loved being a blood thirsty predator, but one night his gallivanting brought him to his knees in front of HER. If only he’d known what would happen when she danced, that she would remind him of someone who was everything in the world HE EVER LOVED, perhaps he would’ve turned away.

As he drags her deeper and deeper into his depraved world of torture and violence, she begins fighting with her own darkness that threatens to consume her every day. And oh, how it begs to be released. And though she knows it’s wrong, she desires her captor anyway.

Until she begins falling for someone else…

Meanwhile, prostitutes are being butchered in the streets and she begins to wonder: Is her dark lover, the one she is bound to, The Ripper?

With an accurate account of the creepy gaslit times of London and real Jack the Ripper crime scenes, Loved By A Killer is an exciting read from start to finish.

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Read Reviews and Praise:
"Hot damn! are you serious?" I'm in love. I'm seriously entranced." -Nicole Horn
"As soon as I got to page 3, I was like well, I know what I'm doing the rest of the night. I loved all the real serial killers and horror, mixed with a hot romance." -Holly Byers
"I know I have things to do but this story is so good and I'm riveted. So intense." - E. B. Black
"I absolutely loved it and couldn't put it down." -Sherry Aue
Beautifully written, and the story flows, gripping you from the moment you meet Lord Marcus Loxley in that first chapter. I love the intricate historical aspects of the book, the underlying Jack the Ripper story, and the uniqueness of Ms. Rabbiosi’s vampires. I absolutely enjoyed each second of this book and can’t wait to read more from this author.
-Amazon reviewer D.C. Triana

I feel like I could write a book on this book. I was instantly captivated from the very first chapter and it didn't let me go until the last page. I absolutely loved this story. Lord Marcus Loxley is a very complex character that seemed so "human" (pardon the expression considering he's a vampire), that I felt like I was experiencing everything as he was. This book had so many different facets to it. Historical London. Jack the Ripper as a back story. Crime. Lust. Greed. Poverty. Death. Blood. It was the type of story that you're sad when it's over because you're forced to leave the world you were just completely immersed in. Rabbiosi does a fantastic job with the historical elements and I cannot wait to read more by this very talented author!
-Amazon reviewer J. Saman
This was quite an interesting concept for a book. I was thrilled to find out that the events regarding the historical murders were accurate. The twists and turns of the plot are easy to follow, but not easy to predict. I'm plenty excited for the next book to come out to see what happens next! -Exposure Book Blog

Charity lives in the University town of Columbia, MO with her husband and three girls. She holds degrees in Science and Registered Nursing, but found her true passion in writing.

Her stories are inspired by Interview with the Vampire, The Last Vampire, Buffy and True Blood and finds herself on most days living and writing in her own fantasy world- when she’s not chasing after her kids.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Book #Review: Dust Up with the Detective by Danica Winters @DanicaWinters Harlequin Intrique #RomanticSuspense

Dust Up with the Detective by Danica Winters

Book Information:

Series: Harlequin Intrigue Series
Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
Kindle Print Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Harlequin 
Paperback Publish Date: September 20, 2016
Kindle Publication Date: October 1, 2016
ISBN-10: 0373699379
ISBN-13: 978-0373699377
ASIN: B01E355W50
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About the Book:

Every dead body in Butte is someone's kin. Detective Jeremy Lawrence has investigated so many wrongdoings, but he still never imagined how it'd feel to be standing over his own brother. Until now. Thankfully, he has the help of Deputy Blake West, a woman he's known his entire life—and wanted for as long as he can remember.

It's been forever since Blake has seen Jeremy, and she has questions for the hot-as-sin lawman. But her interrogation must wait once she learns the killer has set his sights on Blake's daughter. They promise to put family first, but time is running out to uncover the Lawrence family's secrets—and rebuild what Jeremy and Blake thought they'd broken long ago…

My Review:

I've been a fan of Danica Winters' work since I read the first book in her Nymph series. The author is a wonderful spinner of tales whether they are paranormal or romantic suspense. Dust Up with the Detective is a fantastic romantic suspense novel that kept me on the edge of my seat.

There are no secrets in Butte, Montana. Everyone knows each other and nothing remains hidden for long; especially when dead bodies are involved. Dust Up with the Detective takes the reader into a well-thought murder mystery that cuts a bit too close to home for the book's heroine, Blake West. The nature and relationship of the crime reunites Blake, a deputy, with an old friend, Jeremy Lawrence,  a detective. They must work together to put a murderer behind bars.

During the course of the investigation I found myself sympathizing more with Blake than with Jeremy.  Jeremy may have just lost his brother but his intrusion into the case reeks havoc on Blake's career.  His actions, while unintentional, jeopardize everything Blake has worked so hard to achieve.  I felt her stress, anxiety, and anger throughout those trying times.

It wasn't all stress and anxiety for Blake, however.  There is a passion between Blake and Jeremy that runs hot, while simmering just below the surface as it had in the past.  Neither one ever acted on the feelings but while Jeremy is in Butte aiding with the homicide investigation, the duo emit sparks brighter than a fistful of Fourth of July sparklers.  

The story is a fast-paced tale of loss, deceit, murder, greed, and most of all passion and love.  The culprit mostly remained a mystery until the end.  I was able to put the clues together and finally figure it out right before the reveal but that's okay.  The characters were realistically written in a tone that was smooth and pulled the reader in for the long haul.  The journey through the pages was entertaining, engaging, suspenseful, and fun.

I voluntarily reviewed a paperback copy of Dust Up with the Detective.