Saturday, November 22, 2014

Review: Wolf Protector (Federal Paranormal Unit #1) by Milly Taiden

A woman with a secret…
The Federal Paranormal Unit is an elite squad of supernaturals dedicated to solving missing persons cases. Erica’s gift allows her a special connection with the crime, but it comes at a deep personal cost… Until now, she’s kept her gift a secret, even from the other members of the team. But this case will throw her together with Agent Trent Buchanan. He’s the object of her secret desires, but he’s also a cocky womanizer. She’d rather swim in shark-infested waters with a paper cut than admit she has feelings for him.

A man with one desire…
Wolf Shifter Trent wants Erica more than he’s ever wanted any woman. He’s spent years patiently waiting for her to admit that she wants him too. Working one-on-one in a race to find a serial killer, Trent’s patience and Erica’s resolve wear thin. When Trent discovers the truth about Erica, will he accept her for who she is? And can he protect her from the horrors that her gift brings?

A case that pushes them to the edge…
Erica will have to risk it all if she wants to stop the killer, and when she does, Trent may have to put his own life on the line to make sure his mate is protected… 

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Wolf Protector is the first book in Milly Taiden’s Federal Paranormal Unit.  This is a special group of super naturals that work for the Federal Government on cases that are outside the normal.  It tells the story of a woman that has to keep her gift a secret at all times, even from the people she works with in the unit.  It is also about a man that has patiently waited for his mate and now that she finally opened up to him, he will do whatever is necessary to keep her.

Each member of the FPU has a special gift and for years has been led by Brock.  On his watch the unit has found, rescued, saved and solved many missing person cases.  He is the only one that knows about Eric’s special gift and protects her as much as possible when she uses her gift.  Usually he accompanies her on cases but now finds that he needs to let her evolve and function with others within their unit. 

Trent Buchanan has known for years that Erica is his mate.  He has allowed her time to get to know him but time has run out.  He needs his mate! Trent needs to protect her, take care of her and keep her safe.  As they work a case together he begins to see the toll that her gift cost her when she uses it.  Trent knows that he has to convince her that he is not the playboy she thinks he is, but her mate. 

Erica cannot believe that she has to work with Trent on a case without the buffer of her director, Brock.  How will she keep her gift from the team she assigned to lead?  Everyone in the unit believes that she is profiler.  As they delve deeper into the case, Trent slowly begins to wear down the shield she has put in place to protect herself from him.  He is the one she has dreamed of for many years and the fantasy she has denied herself.  She cannot let go with him because she knows he will break her heart.  Will Trent find a way to show her who he really is?  Can she believe him when he claims he is not a playboy but her mate?


Hero: Trent Buchanan 4.5 stars
Heroine: Erica 4.5 stars
Plot:  4.5 stars
Steam Level:  4.5 stars
Cliffhanger:  Yes
Would I recommend this book: Yes!  You will love this sexy paranormal romance with its twist and turns.  It has everything a reader could want in a great read.  This book has hot sex, paranormal shifters and really hunky alpha males that know how to take care of their business. 

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Ms. Taiden is on my must read author list.  She creates books that really pull you in and takes you on thrilling ride.  I love her characters and the way she makes the pages sizzle!

New Release Blitz & Giveaway: An Angel All His Own by Jilian Neal

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Author: Jilian Neal
Date of Publication: November 18th 2014


She’s everything Dan Vindico has ever wanted. Fionna Styler embodies every single thing he told himself could never exist inside of one woman. She’s beautiful, smart, funny, powerful, and she’s his… almost.


No one can know they’re together. The Interfeci would never let her live. It was an inevitability, but Dan simply cannot resist her.


After a vow to somehow keep her safe, Dan learns what that really entails. Betrayal, scandal, millions of dollars, and watching her in the arms of other men are only the beginning, when danger intrudes into every sanctuary he secures.


Dan can’t determine if the demons in his soul or the monsters outside are more vicious, but Fionna’s life depends solely on him. That blasted tomb is ever-present in his mind. Can he save the Angel who managed to pull him from the depths of hell, the one he longs to make his own?


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Other Books in The Gifted Realm series


Within the Realm (The Gifted Realm, #1)


Lessons Learned (The Gifted Realm, #2)


Every Action (The Gifted Realm, #3)


Rock Bottom (The Gifted Realm, #4)







Jillian NealAbout Jillian Neal


Jillian Neal is a Romance writer with a passion for passion who pens strong, character driven novels, told from the male perspective. Her guys aren’t afraid to let us inside their minds or inside their bedrooms. They’re hot on the trail of a sinister criminal organization when they’re not burning up the bed sheets.


She’s a self-proclaimed ‘Southern girl with a sassy mouth.’ Her coffee addiction is barely legal, and she’s most often running around with her hair and her pen on fire! She's full of smarts, sass, and sizzle and that's a lot to get into barely five feet of girl with her head always in the clouds.















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Q/A With Jillian





How did you come up with the idea for this story?


This story took over my brain all on its own. When I started the Gifted Realm series, I wrote to try desperately to get it out of my head. Rainer, Dan, Logan, all of them were demanding to be heard. They weren’t gentle about it. I sat down one day five years ago and began typing. I haven’t stopped. The more I write the more ideas I have. It fulfills me like nothing ever has. It makes me deliriously happy. I can’t wait to write more!





Where do you find your inspiration?


There’s this old, abandoned warehouse downtown Atlanta, just off Ponce de Leon. You have to go really early in the morning. No, I’m just teasing. Honestly, I find inspiration everywhere. I see a couple on TV or walking in the grocery store, and my mind conjures a life story up for them.  I can’t stop it. Everyone and everything has a story. You just have to pay close attention.





Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?


Time! Time to write, edit, promote, edit, edit, occasionally see my children’s faces, eat, bathe, there’s never enough time! ;) Shall we discuss my coffee addiction now?





What are your current projects?


Currently I am working on the final book of my third series, “The Gifted Islands.” I’ve taken a few minor characters from “The Gifted Realm” and written another series. This time we see where too much power can land someone and what the ultimate cost of that can be.


I am also journaling my fourth series that I hope to start writing in January (please, please, please!) It involves a kind of gypsy-life cult and what could come out of extremists in any area. Should be interesting.





Excerpt:


She stuck her bottom lip out in a delicious pout. He turned back on his side as she wriggled her body closer. His entire being was thrumming and his mind was drowned with her scent, her taste, her energy, and of the heavenly space that wrapped around him so perfectly between her legs. He leaned and whispered in her ear. His hot breath caressed her delicate neck.


“Just wait, baby; be patient for me.” He felt her body tense against his. “Just keep thinking about how good it feels when we’re together. Keep thinking about how bad I crave you, and the things I’m gonna do when we’re finally alone in here tomorrow night. All day I want you to think about me sucking you.” He slid his hands over her breasts as she panted in deep desire. She trembled and arched her back, forcing them into his firm grasp. “They’re tender, aren’t they, baby? I know. I’ll be gentle, but I’m gonna make it all better.” He massaged her breasts slowly. They were swollen and fevered. He caught her nipples between his thumb and index finger. With a light squeeze, she shook in his arms. “You just think about me running my hands all over you, tracing you, making you feel me, touching you in all of those sweet, hidden places that are all mine. I know how to make my girl so hot and wet for me. Think about how good it feels when I run my tongue over your body, and mark you where no one else will ever see.” She moaned deliciously as she gasped for breath. He traced his hands down her stomach and slipped them to her lush backside as he continued.


“I want you to think about me leaning you over this bed, honey, driving you wild until you can’t stand it anymore. I’m gonna make you scream out my name, make you tell me you want it harder. You just keep thinking about me sucking you and biting you. I want you to let it build inside of you all day, baby, until I get here, and I drink you, and spank you for being my bad girl, and make you take it until you’re so full of me you explode in my arms, and then I’m gonna do it all over again,” he promised in a lust-filled rasp.





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Release Blitz & Giveaway: The Space Between (The Walshes #2) by Kate Canterbary

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Author: Kate Canterbary
Date of Publication: November 18th 2014





Synopsis


Some lines are meant to be crossed.


Patrick


That hair. That fucking hair. It was everywhere, always, and I wanted to tangle my fingers in those dark curls and pull. And that would be fine if she wasn't my apprentice.


Andy Asani was nothing like I expected. She was exotic and scary-brilliant, and the slightest murmur from those lips sent hot, hungry lust swirling through my veins. Outside my siblings, she was the only person I could name who shared my obsession with preserving Boston's crumbling buildings.


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My wants were few: good eats, tall boots, hot yoga, interesting work. One incredibly hot architect with the most expressive hazel eyes I ever encountered and entirely too much talent in and out of the bedroom wasn't part of the original plan. Apparently he was part of the package.


Wine was my rabbi and vodka was my therapist, and I needed plenty of both to survive my apprenticeship. Especially with Patrick Walsh leaving love notes in the form of bite marks all over my body.








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If I had known I'd have a hot architect balls deep inside of me before the end of the weekend, I'd have made time for a pedicure.

Lauren
It's all the little things—the action plans, the long-kept promises—that started falling apart when my life slipped into controlled chaos.

After I met Matthew Walsh.

I couldn't decide whether I wanted to run screaming or rip his pants off, and most days I wanted a little of both. If I was being honest with myself, it was rip his pants off, ride him like a workhorse, and then run screaming.

Matthew
A rebellious streak ran through Lauren Halsted. It was fierce and unrelentingly beautiful, and woven through too many good girl layers to count, and she wasn't letting anyone tell her what to do.

Unless, of course, she was naked.

She wasn't looking for me and I sure as shit wasn't looking for her, but we found each other anyway and now we were locked in a battle of wills, waiting for the other to blink.

Sometimes the universe conspires to bring people together. Other times, it throws people down a flight of stairs and leaves them in a bruised and bloodied heap.








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Kate doesn't have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean--Pacific or Atlantic--is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since. Kate lives on the water in Rhode Island with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn't writing sexy architects, she's scheduling her days around the region's best food trucks.







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"This is the best taco truck in Boston," Patrick said, gesturing to the van parked between Harrison and Concord in the South End. "The best. No pickled beets or arugula. Real tacos. You like tacos, right? If you don't, this isn't going to work out."


"Haven't met a taco I don't like," I replied from the passenger seat of Patrick's Range Rover.


"If you tell anyone about this, or put it on Twitter, and then everyone and their uncle shows up and I can't get a taco? You'll be pulling permits at City Hall for the next six years."


"I can handle that."


With a nod, we headed toward the van. We ordered the day's special, barbacoa de costilla, and he inclined his head toward the park across the street. It was cold but the late afternoon sun seeped through my skin, and I turned my face toward it when we settled on a stone bench. The tacos were delicious, and when I told Patrick as much, he grunted in agreement. It was a raw, beautiful sound that annihilated Operation Don't Think About Patrick Walsh Naked.


I wanted to hear that sound again. I wanted to cause that sound. I ate my tacos, staring at a bronze statue of a rider on horseback, reminding myself to stop thinking about sex.


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Release Day & Giveaway: Southern Rocker Chick by Ginger Voight





Author Ginger Voight returns her readers to the star-making world of rockers and romance with her SOUTHERN ROCKER series. It's all the angst and the passion you desire, with several familiar faces from the beloved GROUPIE universe along the way! SOUTHERN ROCKER BOY is written from Jonah's point of view and SOUTHERN ROCKER CHICK is from Lacy's point of view.

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When Jonah Riley’s father dies unexpectedly, he, his grieving mother and ailing sister are forced to move from the country to Austin, Texas. Jonah finds work at an auspicious night spot called Southern Nights, where he earns a few extra bucks as a bouncer-turned-musician.
There he meets fiery songstress Lacy Abernathy, who has no use for him or anyone else in the club when she’s not on stage. This is an entirely new experience for this ladies’ man. The opportunistic club owner latches onto this chemistry to fill her club, playing with their hearts and livelihoods for her own questionable motives.
Enter music executive Graham Baxter, who offers them both a way out…by competing for a recording contract they both need. Now if only they can fight the intense chemistry that keeps them locked in battle, when they're not locked in each other's arms, that is!




Lacy Abernathy has wanted one thing and one thing only since she was twelve years old. She wants to make music. But she quickly learns that as a woman, her sexuality often goes part and parcel with her dream. At first it works in her favor, getting her on stage with a hot rock star on the rise. But after a whirlwind romance to get her into bed, he leaves her stranded at 19, alone with a baby he refuses to acknowledge.
Three years later she is as bitter as she is stuck. She wants nothing to do with the sexy rocker chick image, especially when it seems to attract every guy she would rather avoid. Her bad attitude gets her fired, again. Her mother issues the ultimatum: Make the next gig work, or give up music entirely.
Lacy ends up back at Southern Nights, an Austin hotspot that had been the source of most of her heartache. There a sexy country boy-turned-rock star Jonah Riley is persistent as he tries to woo her, despite all her best efforts to keep him away. Can she really trust another sexy rocker with her heart, especially when there’s so much at stake?


 




Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.
Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance.
Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, THE GROUPIE TRILOGY, THE FIERCE TRILOGY, THE FULLERTON FAMILY SAGA, THE LEFTOVER CLUB and PICTURE POSTCARDS.
Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.



Friday, November 21, 2014

Blog Tour & Review: Promises after Dark by Kahlen Aymes

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Promises After Dark is LIVE!
Experience one of the hottest couples in contemporary romantic fiction in the heart-pounding, dangerous and sexy conclusion
to Kahlen Aymes' 5 Star After Dark Series!


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RELEASE DATE: November 11th, 2014


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Blurb
In and out of the bedroom, Alex and Angel's passion is an all-consuming, every-second-of-every-day, can't-stop-thinking-about-you, obsession!
They have it all; fiery hot sexual chemistry, an undeniable mental connection, a profound emotional bond, and a newfound trust as they promise each other, 'no more secrets'. Theirs is a sensual, magical love affair of epic proportions.
When their perfect world is shaken by a dangerous criminal out to extract painful revenge on them, the fierce protectiveness that rules Alex becomes a single purposed objective that will drive him beyond his limits and make him do things even he didn't know he was capable of.
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Overall Rating:  4.75 Rockin’ ★★★★☆
True evil knows no boundary! It will stop at nothing to achieve its goal and nothing will stand in its way. Can love defeat evil? This is the third book in the After Dark series by author Kahlen Aymes and it unveils the answer to that question!  Angel and Alex are together but the situation they find themselves in may end their chance for a HEA.  

Angel has finally accepted that Alex belongs to her and she belongs to him. He has introduced her to his parents and she has told her father about him.  Everything should be perfect but it’s not!  The man that should be locked up securely in jail has been released on bail and is leaving a path of destruction behind him in his quest to get to Angel.  Now it has become more than revenge to him, he wants blood and it is Angel that he has focused on to slake his retribution on! Who else will he destroy on his path to reach her? 

Alex finds himself in a situation that he has never had to face before.  He is not in complete control of his life!  Angel is the one that completes him and he is struggling to find a way to protect him. To keep those he loves safe from a psychotic killer.  Every step he takes is anticipated and counter by the evil that wants to take Angel from him. Will Alex uncover the answers in time?  Or will he lose the only woman he has ever loved? 

Will the past ever let go so that the future can start for our two main characters?  This is a read that will leave you wanting more!  

Hero: Alexander Avery 5 stars
Heroine: Dr. Angeline Hemming 5 stars
Plot:  4.5 stars
Steam Level:  5 stars
Cliffhanger:  No

Would I recommend this book:  Yes. If you enjoy hot sex scenes and heart throbbing drama then this is a must read for you! It is also a beautiful story of love, commitment and the journey taken to find it. 

Would I recommend this author:  Yes. Kahlen Aymes has been added to must read list with this amazing series!  Her characters sizzle and her storyline holds you captive until the last page.  Amazing, remarkable books!


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Excerpt
"Do you think I'm any less addicted?  I can't wait to see you; I think about you all the time, obsessed with protecting you and possessing you.  I have this insane need to pleasure you until you beg me to stop and my name falls from lips that are swollen from my kisses.  I want you to forget everything but me ... to make you forget anyone else you've ever been with.  I need to mark you, to own you body and soul-" he paused when Angel's brow shot up in mock reprimand, but still, he could see her defiance battling with how she felt.  He smiled softly, letting out a small huff, then continued to bare his soul.  "-until you'll never want another man to touch you.  Never again.  Because if you let that happen, I'll be destroyed; it will literally kill me.  If anything happened to you, I don't know what I'd do.  I can tell you I love you, but it's not enough to explain it."  His chest pushed into hers as he took a deep breath, and she could feel his heart pounding above hers.  "I'm- fucking consumed."



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After Dark Series Reading Order
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Angel After Dark (After Dark, Book One)
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Confessions After Dark (After Dark, Book Two)


Promises After Dark (After Dark, Book Three)
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About the Author:


Kahlen Aymes
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I'm a single mother of one daughter, Olivia. She's amazing in every way.


I was born in the Midwestern United States and educated at a private university where I received a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Administration.


I've always been creative with art, music, theater and writing. I decided to write a story as a way to build a network for a business venture. The reader support of my stories and my overwhelming desire to find out where my characters would take me, soon had the writing morphing the business. No one was more shocked than I. When readers began nominating my work for online awards, it took my breath away and only made me love it more. It soon became clear that writing was, and should be, my focus.


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