Saturday, June 13, 2015

Spotlight Author of the Week: Laken Cane - Rune Alexander Series

Spotlight Information for Author Laken Cane ‐ Rune Alexander Series 

Laken Cane is an urban fantasy writer living in Southern Ohio. She writes dark urban fantasy. Shiv Crew is her debut book, followed by Blood and Bite, Strange Trouble, Obsidian Wings, New Regime, and the Rune Alexander short, Shadows Past, and Wormwood Echoes. She is currently working on book seven in the Rune Alexander series. 

Places you can find Laken:   
Facebook: www.facebook.com/laken.cane.3 
Twitter: @lakencane   
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lakencane 
Fan Club at https://www.facebook.com/groups/shivcrew/ 
Street Team at https://www.facebook.com/groups/LakensCaneStreetTeam/     

Rune Alexander wants to get through her days doing her job, which is protecting the humans against the myriad of supernatural creatures, known as Others, who exist uneasily in a human's world. But she is unstable and damaged. She realizes how broken she is even as she continues to submit to the unspeakable things her lover does to her, craving desperately the strange peace she finds in the aftermath. When she discovers things are not as they seem and a faceless human is tortu...ring the supernatural groups in her city, she and her crew must break the rules and begin to protect the Others from the humans. But as the darkness inside her becomes stronger and she ends up on the wrong side of a battle she must not lose, who will save Rune from herself? 

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The crew is back in BOOK TWO of the Rune Alexander series. Rune and the crew‐‐some of them a little healthier, some of them a little more battered‐‐take on new monsters and unbelievable surprises in Blood and Bite. While Rune is keeping her promise to Ellis and trying to get her mind fixed, the berserker goes away to take care of some business‐‐mysterious business he doesn't share with Shiv Crew. What he brings back with him knocks the wind out of Rune and makes her question everything she thought she knew about Strad Matheson. But the worst is yet to come. With a mad vampire master she must destroy, a child she must save, and unimaginable screams from a past she has to ignore, Rune has her hands full. But there is always something new and terrible waiting in River County‐‐waiting, it seems, just for her. Because just when she thinks she can't possibly handle one more terrible thing, she discovers a shocking truth about herself, her blood, and her bite. 

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A baby necromancer calls her mother from the grave, starting a zombie infestation Rune and the crew are not prepared to handle. But as always, they jump headlong into battle‐‐a battle that will lead into some of the darkest moments of Rune's life. Moments that will shatter her tenuous grip on sanity and make her long for the man whose abuse allowed her to function. ... And when she falls, the berserker is there to catch her. To bring her back. To give her what she needs. The zombies are just the beginning. Worse even than the zombies is what comes after‐‐a nightmare witch named Damascus, a horrific decision, and death. Always, death. As she is given another jagged piece to the puzzle of her past, Rune knows that despite its best attempts, life doesn't have the ability to destroy her‐‐though she offers it all the help it might need. With Strad Matheson and the crew behind her, Rune will stride through hell, horror, and the endless, black despair of her own mind to show the monsters why Shiv Crew is the scariest group of warriors they will ever face... 
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Gruesome murders begin to pop up in River County, and Rune is introduced to the bird shifters‐‐to one bird in particular, a woman named Cree Stark. When she gets a whiff of the shifters' scents where COS had been executing a grisly sacrifice, Rune begins to suspect the birds know more about the slayers‐‐and the twins‐‐than they're willing to admit. ... Nothing is more important to Shiv Crew than finding Levi and Denim, but when Lex psychically connects with the twins, it isn't good news she brings back. As always, COS is at the center of it all. The world is beginning to look at the church differently, thanks to the tireless work of Bill Rice and others like him. The humans' acceptance is turning to fear. And what people fear, they hate. What the slayers are planning next will either finish them for good or give them everything they've ever wanted‐‐Karin Love and unchallenged power. Rune and the crew race against time to save River County from the biggest monster they've faced yet. If they fail, the church will be closer than ever to their dream of creating an Otherless world. In Obsidian Wings, Rune hides a devastating physical weakness, makes an important choice in her love life, and gains a new understanding that will help her face the future. No matter what happens, their world is changing. The crew is growing. And so is Rune Alexander. 

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Rune and her people have been taken under the mysterious wing of the Annex, an agency that works toward Other equality. But with the new regime comes changes and some monstrous enemies the Annex seems to have brought with it. The crew finds themselves up against a group called the Shop, whose leader cares only about his lab and the monsters he creates there. But he hasn't been able to build monsters he can use or sell...until now. Now Rune must follow a path of horr...or that leads from a little werefox named Megan to a town full of evil in Reverence, Kentucky, and find a way to defeat something worse than blades or guns or bombs. Magic. She can't use her claws on magic. Can she? In book five of the Rune Alexander series, Rune must deal with not only the monsters, but the escalating tension between the berserker and Owen, flashbacks from the COS attack, and the fear that she's losing Levi to the chasm of darkness started by Karin Love and deepened by the slayers. She and her crew will fight with everything they've got to defeat the evil, even if some of that darkness lives inside each one of them. Because they're Shiv Crew, and that is what they do. 

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BOOK 5.5 ‐ SHADOWS PAST – A Rune Alexander SHORT story.   
Glimpse a night in Shiv Crew's past before the twins and Lex entered the picture, before Owen got under Rune's skin, and before the berserker gave her his heart.   This is a short story of the original Shiv Crew.   Enjoy. 

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After all she's been through, Rune Alexander thinks she can handle anything life may throw at her. But when a mysterious disease begins to destroy the River County Others, she must gear up for trouble unlike any she's ever seen.    Trouble that may force her to leave her world for an unfamiliar, hostile place inhabited by a terrifying enemy.  A world in which Damascus holds the power.  Rune knows if she's pulled into Damascus's world, she may never find her way back. But if she doesn't go, the Others will die. All Others.   In book 6 of the Rune Alexander series, Rune must accept the fact that things are about to change.   Decisions will be made.   Hearts will shatter.   People will die.   As always, Rune and Shiv Crew will fight like the warriors they are to defeat the evil, stay together, and keep each other alive.   But this time, their fight will not be enough. 

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Cover Reveal: Katherine in Gold By J.B. Hartnett

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In the second installment of the Beachy Bride series, we follow the story of Katherine and Holst. A tale of shaking off the past, embracing the future, and finding true love.  (Stand-alone)

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Release Date: July 9th

*Warning: this is a love story with sexual situations and copious swearing. It also deals with an inappropriate relationship between an underage girl and a much older man.
When Katherine Symes experiences heartbreak at the age of twenty, she picks herself up, dusts herself off, and declares no man will ever break her again. The independent, potty-mouthed Katherine makes no apologies for how she lives her life. Marriage, babies, and husbands are ideas she’s never even entertained. There is only one thing she’s never had the guts to do.

Open her own cafe.

The day of her best friend’s engagement, a stranger bulldozes his way into her life. Handsome, tall, and annoying as hell, he pushes all her buttons. A mutual acquaintance introduces them, and the stranger, Holst Rutherford, wastes no time in presenting Katherine with half ownership in a coffee shop he wants to open in Laguna Beach; he just doesn’t want to do it alone.

Can she put up with Holst to achieve her lifelong dream?

Holst moved to the coastal town of Laguna Beach with clear intentions: a fresh start, concentrate on his new business, and enjoy the beach at his doorstep. After ending a toxic relationship, he never considered entering a new one. But there is something about the ever-combative Katherine which makes him realize she could be much more than a business partner. She just might be the one.

However, she is going to need a little convincing.

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Teaser Quotes

Teaser One:
He looked around my bedroom for some weird reason, then said, “Baby?” He dipped his head so he was right against my ear. “You aren’t weak, and I’m sure you can take care of yourself, but I think it’s time you let a man help who will make sure, when all is said and done, you have someone to walk out of battle with at your side.”
Fuck, I was gonna fall in love with him, that dirty, sneaky, big-dicked, perfect-mouthed, motherfucker.
Apparently, he got all that from the look on my face and smiled. “At least you didn’t say what you were thinking out loud.”

Teaser Two:
When I stood before her, nude, my body wet with saltwater from the ocean, I wanted her. I wanted to take all that attitude and fuck it away…her sarcasm, her filthy mouth, her passion, her pain, and show her what a real man was. Katherine declared she was a woman of her word, and I was a perfect match for her…a loyal man.

Teaser Three:

“I will treasure that back-handed compliment until I take my dying breath, Katherine.”
“Keep calling me Katherine and that dying breath might come quicker than you think,” I rallied, thankful the coffee was bringing me back to my good ole self again.
“There she is.” He smiled wide, and fuck him for having perfectly straight, white teeth.

“I’m not angry. I’m pissed. There’s a difference.”
“You do understand, I was trying to give you some space.”
“Loud and clear…dickhead.”
“I don’t require space, Katherine.”
“And that means what to me?” She wasn’t trying to hide the bitchiness in her tone, but my words had disarmed her commitment to that attitude.
“It means that I had a conversation with a friend who helped…guide me, and if you feel that the time is now, I will eventually find someone to take over my lease, and your garage will be filled with surfboards and skis, your closet will be filled with my clothing, and my name will be added to the utilities.”
Then, without warning, she hung up.
And promptly called back.
“Hello, Katherine.” I chuckled.
“Stop fucking doing that!” she demanded.
“Doing what?”
“Making me happy. Just…try to piss me off a little. Like, leave the toilet seat up or something.”
“I’m going to take this opportunity to remind you I pissed you off an hour ago, and less than a minute ago, you were still holding tight to that anger.”
“Whatever,” she huffed, but I could hear she was fighting a giggle.

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About the Author
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Stalk Her: Facebook | Twitter | Website | Goodreads

Julie is a Southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin) and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).
She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she could be a singer songwriter...the 'writer' part is the one that stuck.
Julie is obsessed with pi...the equation(and the food). She's allergic to cats and cantaloupe and hates mushrooms...so if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.She currently lives with her own romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.


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Review of Jericho (The Barringer Brothers #4) by Tess Oliver

*Jericho is part of The Barringer Brothers Series but can be read as a standalone novel* 

She's trapped. 
—I was a game piece in Trace Gamble's fantasy world, where he was king and everyone else was a pawn.— 

He made a promise. 
—I will fight him for you, and I will win.— 

What starts as one night of secret pleasure soon becomes so much more.

When Jericho Walsh was handed the Bedlam MC president's patch, he decided to find more legitimate ways for the outlaw club to make money. A job providing security for Trace Gamble, a wealthy casino owner, takes Jericho and his two closest friends to Lake Tahoe. Jericho soon finds that Gamble can't be trusted. But Jericho finds a reason to stay. Roxie Palmer. A terrible secret has Roxie bound to Gamble but Jericho has decided he's not leaving Tahoe without her. 

Roxie Palmer has been stuck playing girlfriend to Trace Gamble for a year, and she hates him more each day. But if she leaves him, her family will suffer the consequences. Up until now, she'd accepted her fate of living in a loveless relationship with a man she despises. But Jericho Walsh, Trace's newest employee, has swept into her life with his amazing looks and dangerous charm, and now all she can think of is breaking free. 

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆
When life throws you roadblocks, you just find a way around them!  In this the fourth book in the Barringer Brothers series, we finally get to Jericho’s story, or maybe the beginning. This has been an amazing series, written by a truly skilled story teller.  Ms. Oliver weaves her words in such a way that the reader will always remember the characters she created, and also the lives she gifted them with!

Jericho has always been a protector and defender of women.  He loves them and they love him in return.  When you think of a true alpha male, you should think of Jericho.  During his formative years, he lived under a psychotic MC.  His best friend and first loved was the granddaughter of the Prez of the club. Richo learned early on how to protect her from the situation they lived in.  So, when he meets Roxie Palmer, flags go up and his protective instinct kicks in. His club has been hired by her boyfriend to provide security, but is Roxie the one that needs protection?

Roxie has no choice but to do whatever Trace Gamble tells her to do!  The live of those she loves is at stake and the only way to keep them safe if by selling herself to Trace.  She cannot stand the man and recognizes him for who he really is, a self-centered, evil man that gets off on others misery. Taking care of her family was all that mattered, until a beautiful, bad boy biker walked into her life.  How can she deny the attraction that overwhelms her when he is near? But the price she will have to pay for the pleasures Jericho promises, maybe too much!

It doesn’t take Jericho long to figure out that Roxie is his and he will fight to claim her. The man that she has sworn herself to cannot be trusted and his promises are worthless! Lines will be stepped over and true love cannot be stopped regardless of the obstacles put in its way.  This is an amazingly unforgettable story that will keep you turning the pages to find out how it will all end! I would highly recommend this book be added to your library, it is one you will want to reread!

Hero: Jericho Walsh 4.5 stars
Heroine: Roxie Palmer 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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Review of Kneus (Terraneu #4) by Stormy McKnight

Gwen- Settled into her new life on Terraneu Gwen is happy and fitting in for the first time in her life. She has friends, is a member of the female council and is working closely with the man whose tormented eyes had drawn her in to begin with. She is working against time to earn Kneus' trust and get a glimpse of his inner demons. Can her love save the only man she can see having a future with? 

Kneus- Since the arrival of the first female Kneus has sacrificed pieces of himself to ensure the continuity of his people. Volunteering to spend time on Earth finding women that would fit in on Terraneu, fleeing when they were discovered, being shot by the female that would go on to be his brother's mate and falling into a coma. Now that he is awake he is tasked with finding a way into the deepest files in the archives. What no one knows, and he is afraid to admit even to himself, is that his mind may be permanently damaged. Can finding a mate in Gwen hold back the darkness taking over his mind?

Overall Rating:  3.75 Rockin’ ★★★☆
Mystery and intrigue are the perfect combination in any science fiction romance and in Kneus the fourth book in the Terranau series, by Stormy McKnight the reader gets it all.  Beginning where we left off in the last book, with everyone anxious to discover information from the archives about why certain words cause the men to lose consciousness.  Leading the search is Kneus and Gwen.  The unknown and instability of what could happen to the inhabitants of Terranau, makes the situation even more stressful for Kneus and Gwen. This is the accounting of their love story and finding their HEA.

Kneus has returned from his mission on Earth with a battle scar.  Rejuvenating his body and mind is at the top of his to do list.  Finding the cause of his horrific nightmares is there too.  He doesn't want to share the details with his brothers for fear they will find him unfit.

Gwen was a doctor on Earth and has been thrust into helping the woman transition to their new life.  The technology available really means she is not needed, it’s the emotional part the women need from her.  She has secretly held a desire for Kneus and anxiously waits for him to notice her as a woman and not a friend or colleague.

At times it was difficult to follow the storyline.  It seemed rushed at the end and there were parts that didn't fit to me.  My attention was all over the place and I felt disconnected to what was happening.    With that said it was still entertaining.  The saga was darker than the others and the light-heartedness from the previous books was missing.  The author leads with a Segway to her next book and the anticipation is explosive.  I look forward to reading another book by this gifted and talented author.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Excerpt Reveal: Beautifully Brutal by Nicole Edwards

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Twenty two months ago.
Courtney tried to pull away from Max, her heart pounding against her chest. Max was going to kill Weston, He was going to kill him and it was all her fault.
        At that point, she’d been with Max for several months, getting deeper and deeper into a relationship with him, but never had actually gotten any information to take back to her father. Nothing that would take Max down, nothing concrete enough to do any damage to the Southern Boy Mafia and she felt as though she was running out of time.
        So, she befriended Weston, pretended to like him until she convinced him that she wanted him. And then, she’d gotten his phone number, called him and invited him to meet with her.
        He had
        But the young man hadn’t given up any information that would have hurt Max.
“What’d she offer you?” Max asked Weston.
        Weston’s head shifted, his right eye opened ever so slightly, his gaze meeting hers. She could hardly make out the color of his iris because the lid was so swollen, purple from the bruises that marred his once handsome face.
        “Did she offer her pussy?” Max asked, his tone lethal. “Is that what she offered you?”
        “God, no!” Courtney screamed.
        She hadn’t offered him anything. She’d merely tried to talk to him. Sure, the flirting might’ve eluded to more, but she’d never intended to do anything with him. She wasn’t a whore.
“He didn’t…” she uttered, her throat closing around her words. “H didn’t betray you.”
“No? He met with you in with you in the park, sat with you for two fucking ours and talked. What’d you talk about? The goddamn weather? If he didn’t betray me, what did he do, Courtney? Confess his undying love? Ask you to run away with him? What?”
“I betrayed you.” Weston said through swollen lips. “I shouldn’t have talked to her.”
“He didn’t!” Courtney yelled. “He didn’t tell me anything.”
“But you tried, didn’t you?” Max yelled at her directly. “You tried to get him to talk”
Courtney’s gaze dropped to the floor as she nodded. She’d tried, but Weston had revealed very little. Not even enough to take back to her father.
“Anything you have to say to me, Weston?” Max asked.
Lifting her gaze to the broken man and battered man in front of her, she wanted to plead for Max to let him go, but she knew better. He was going to die. This was what happened in Max’s world. This soulless man was the leader of the Southern Boy Mafia, the ruler of the dark and dirty underworld that she found herself living in.
        He was the man she’d fallen for. And she hated that, hated that she’d betrayed herself. Even now, even knowing what was going to happen, she couldn’t deny her feelings for Max. He was doing what had to be done. He weeded out the weak links in his organization in order to move forward. It made sense even if she hated it.

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Sometimes love isn’t beautiful...
Meet Max & Courtney is this southern mafia romance!
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Sometimes love isn’t beautiful...
Sometimes the only way to describe it is beautifully brutal.
If you think you know him… You’re wrong.
If you think you know his family… Wrong again.
If you think you know his story… You don’t.
If you did, you’d likely wonder how the hell a man like Maximillian Adorite managed to make it to this point in his life. At twenty-nine, he’s experienced more than most people could only ever imagine, all thanksto his family. Organized crime they call it. Mafia.
No matter how they spin it, it comes down to one thing. Max gets what he wants. Except for the one thing he wants most.
Her name is Courtney Kogan.
And now that he’s had a taste of her, Max knows he’ll never be able to let her go.
The Southern Boy Mafia series is a spinoff from the Sniper 1 Security series. It has been set up to be read without reading Sniper 1 Security, however, the characters will frequently cross over.

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About the Author:
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New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of 2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely path for her to take. Since then, she has released fifteen books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances. Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list. She has forged her way as an independent author. Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years. When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”), Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.

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