Tuesday, July 15, 2014

#MM Paranormal Romance Spotlight: Lily by Xavier Axelson

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Virtual Book Tour Dates: 7/1/14 – 7/29/14
Genres:  Paranormal/Paranormal Romance/Horror




Blurb:
What does one say when they realize their child is gone? Better yet, what does one say when that child returns, but is different?  This is the question Pryor must ask himself after his daughter, Lily, is dragged into the woods by a wolf and her body is never found. It isn’t until he sees a wolf in the woods with eyes that resemble Lily’s that he feels hope. And then something is whispered from deep within the woods, a promise for him to see Lily again.
One day…
But which day and for how long?
And then Pryor meets Ned, a silversmith who brings out desires that Pryor hasn’t felt in years and helps him hatch a plan to keep Lily with him.
Now the question isn’t about how much time Pryor will have with Lily, it’s about how far he’ll go to keep her with him.

Excerpt:
I smelled her. I knew that sweet smell, the smell of her hair, wild and white—blonde. I would never see it turn darker, she would always be golden to me. I flung myself from my bed and dressed quickly. “I’m here, I’m coming, baby!”
I remember tripping over my damn sneakers and cursing violently as I stumbled over something else on the stairs. I’ve learned that in instances like these, one remembers horrible little details like the sneakers, like the stairs, and a wild, beautiful smell I knew but couldn’t place.
On instinct, I opened the blinds and threw open the sliding doors, then made my way out into the backyard. Lily wouldn’t be anywhere else.
We have a large weeping cherry tree in the backyard and in June, it is at its most magnificent. The smell coming off the tree was lurid and the flowers rained down in a pink shower when an errant breeze moved through the branches. The moon was stark and white, sending shivering silver light onto everything it touched. The night was alive with so much excitement that it was almost too much to bear. The woods appeared to be moving, a great looming mass of shadow and scent. The insects chorused, calling out in honor of what I hoped was my daughter.
Lily?” I ran down the deck stairs. She had to be there! My eyes darted from one end of the yard to the other. The silver light of the moon cast everything in a strange glow that begged a ghostly encounter.
Lily?” I said again, and this time looked to the trees where I thought I had heard ragged breathing; human, and yet not. There was movement, quick and furtive, a padded whisper of something pacing, searching, and then I saw eyes staring up at me from the darkness of the woods. Eyes that burned like a thousand fires, they were as blue as I remember, but now translucent and lit from behind.
It was then that I heard the call, chilling and ancient, that brought clouds to the sky as if they ached to protect the moon from such a hellish shriek.
Lily,” I whispered, “baby, it’s your daddy, your father.” I held a hand out, wanted to go toward whatever it was that had my daughter’s eyes. Before I could move, I heard a voice, odd and quick; a fast whisper that sounded like the undertone of the trees, as if the forest was speaking to me. But those eyes, I knew those eyes.
I will return for one day. One day.” The voice stopped. There was the sound of movement nearby. The ragged breathing stopped and the eyes vanished.
When?! When, Lily? I know it’s you, please tell me when you will come back. Why not now?” I was trying not to yell. I could feel her presence—the smell was still there—she was close. I ran forward, but stopped when I heard her voice again.
The day that I was taken will be the day I return.”
I was alone. Where there had been eyes, there was darkness; where there had been movement, there was nothing; and where there had been clouds, there was only silver light.
I felt a helpless rage swell within me until it erupted into the still night air in a primal scream that, once expelled, forced me to the ground, muscles shaking as I clawed at the earth.
As I struggled to my feet, I could still hear the voice echoing in my ears, fighting against my furious pulse.
The day I was taken will be the day I return.


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Xavier Axelson is a writer living in Los Angeles. Xavier’s work has been featured in various erotic and horror anthologies. Longer written works include “The Incident”, “Velvet,” and “Lily.” www.xavieraxelson.com


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Saturday, May 31, 2014

#99cents Taken: The Vampire's Concubine (Part Two) by Desiree Broussard Kindle New Release

Release Date: 5/30/14
Taken: The Vampire's Concubine - Part Two
Genres: Vampire Romance, Erotic Romance

Blurb:

Abducted by the vampires, Keely has been taken to their foreign world as their concubine. Expected to select a mate from the hoard, she attracts the attentions of a dangerous male... While her lover stands by, helpless to stop it.

She quickly realizes that Kosmas is determined to have her, whether she wants it or not. Keely finds herself collared and leashed as she's paraded in front of the entire town of Golden Harbor. Despite her resistance to him, she isn't immune to his dark desires. It's not enough for Kosmas. With one ruthless revelation, Kosmas determines her fate... And her surrender.

This series is best read in order. See Taken: The Vampire's Concubine - Part One exclusively on Amazon Kindle.


About the Author:

I've always had a fascination with vampires. My ideal man evolved from tall, dark, and sexy to tall, dark, and sexy with fangs. And so my fantasy was born.
My first release is Taken: The Vampire's Concubine (Part One). If you like a safe and neat series, this is not for you. Taken is very dark in nature, with strong sexual themes, dangerous situations, and Gothic undertones throughout it. When you open the pages to my series, you're stepping into a world ruled by beings that survive on blood. There's nothing safe about that.
The year is 2050, and Keely has just been abducted from her home in small-town USA. Blindfolded and bound, she is taken into outer space and delivered into a world with three moons and no sun. Almost immediately, she discovers her fate. Due to a rare blood factor she's been taken and now she's expected to select a male vampire mate and breed.
The attraction between her and her guard is instantaneous, but where can it lead? Now a concubine, Keely is taken for her grooming. The market is quickly approaching, her future dark and uncertain. She's destined to be a vampire's concubine, but which one will she pick?

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Erotic Paranormal Romance Spotlight: Taken: The Vampire's Concubine Part One by Desiree Broussard




Price: $.99 on Kindle
Release Date: 5/5/14
Genres: Erotic Romance, Vampire Romance
 
Blurb:  
Keely was used to fighting to survive. It was the only way to live in the ruined and ravaged remains of humanity. Never in her wildest dreams did she really believe that vampires were real. At least she didn't until the night she was abducted.
Taken and held captive with four other women, they quickly learn the reason for their abduction. Due to a genetic fluke, their blood contains the v factor... And the vampires want them to repopulate their world.

Expected to participate in a market and pick a mate, Keely is floored by her attraction to the sexy vampire that guards her. But he's not the only one that wants her. Keely realizes that all of the vampires are hot, horny, and ready to mate, but how can any female choose?

Excerpt:
 
“This can’t be real,” Keely muttered hoarsely, her eyes rolling about the room as she looked for a way to escape. “You’re crazy.”
“This is very real,” Olivia said, ignoring the last part. “And I can assure you that we are all fully in charge of our mental capabilities. I can see that you are determined to be unreasonable. So this morning you’ll rest. After that you’ll be escorted over for grooming, where our professionals will pamper and prepare you for our market tonight.”

“Market?” Keely strangled out. “Morning?” It was pitch dark out, except for the moons. She wasn’t making much sense, but Olivia seemed to understand her.

“Here on Legionnaire, it’s dark around the clock. And our market is a highly-anticipated, once a month gathering.” This time, Olivia blushed a bit. “You’ll be displayed for our males. Afterward, you’ll get a chance to mingle with them before selecting the male you’ll take as mate.”

“Oh, my God,” Keely rasped out. No wonder the guards had called them concubines. “What happens to the women that refuse?”

Olivia frowned. With her long dark hair, pale skin, and large, doe-like eyes, she was remarkably beautiful. She looked puzzled as if she wasn’t sure how to respond. Finally, she sighed. “To be honest, we haven’t had that problem before.” 

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Author Bio:


I've always had a fascination with vampires. My ideal man evolved from tall, dark, and sexy to tall, dark, and sexy with fangs. And so my fantasy was born.

My first release is Taken: The Vampire's Concubine (Part One). If you like a safe and neat series, this is not for you. Taken is very dark in nature, with strong sexual themes, dangerous situations, and Gothic undertones throughout it. When you open the pages to my series, you're stepping into a world ruled by beings that survive on blood. There's nothing safe about that.

The year is 2050, and Keely has just been abducted from her home in small-town USA. Blindfolded and bound, she is taken into outer space and delivered into a world with three moons and no sun. Almost immediately, she discovers her fate. Due to a rare blood factor she's been taken and now she's expected to select a male vampire mate and breed.

The attraction between her and her guard is instantaneous, but where can it lead? Now a concubine, Keely is taken for her grooming. The market is quickly approaching, her future dark and uncertain. She's destined to be a vampire's concubine, but which one will she pick?

Follow my blog to receive a notification when the next book releases: http://authordesireebroussard.wordpress.com/ 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Paranormal Werewolf Romance Spotlight: My Wolf Cowboy by Rose Wynters

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Virtual Book Tour Dates: 4/14/14 – 4/28/14

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Plus-Sized Romance

Release Date: 3/25/14








Blurb: 


Wolf Town Guardians – Born to walk this world as both wolf and human, these men take their role as protectors very seriously. Enjoying sensual pleasures as they please, this group of alpha werewolves are the finest when it comes to protecting their hidden settlement.
Guardians are the masters of self-control, taking pride in their authority and hard, muscled bodies. That all changes at the first scent of their mates. Their control snaps. The mating heat begins.
This is their stories.



To claim his mate, Connor will have to break all of the rules…

It’s a good thing rules were made to be broken.



Connor Bouchard is a werewolf with a huge secret. He’s mated, but he’s done everything he can to avoid claiming her. But the wolf that lives within him has had enough. And even if it means war, this alpha cowboy will have his mate.


Natalie Miller spent her entire life living on the Amish settlement in Missouri. Her world was safe… Until the night everything exploded in her face. She learns that nothing about her life was what it seemed… Even her. In a fiery blaze of horror, secrets are revealed… And an enemy of old comes back into play.


Forced to accept Connor’s protection, Natalie refuses to indulge in the attraction that lies between them. She didn’t count on the heat, though. It burns within her as she craves a satisfaction that she never needed before. Natalie finds herself wanted by two men, both of them willing to fight to the death to have her. Only one of them is destined by fate to have her, though.


Connor has to seduce her, the sooner the better. The full moon is quickly approaching, his opponent determined to possess his mate. Can Connor tame this wild filly before it’s too late? 

Excerpt:

He stopped in front of a stall. A horse watched them warily, her body locked in place. She was a gleaming shade of dark chestnut with a white star on her forehead. There was something almost vulnerable about the horse, something that touched Natalie deeply. “She’s beautiful, Connor. What’s her name?”
“Her name is Star,” he replied, staring at Natalie. “And she’s yours.”
“What do you mean?” She gasped out, staring between him and the horse. “This is my surprise?”
“Indeed it is.” Connor looked at the horse with a frown. “She’s a rescued horse. Her previous owners treated her horribly. It’s a wonder that she even survived, but she did. Star is resilient, but she’s not able to trust anyone. When I heard about her, I knew she needed you.” He stopped to look down at her, his expression unreadable. “Even more, I think you need her.”
“Thank you, Connor,” Natalie said, her voice trembling. She was touched by his gift, more so than words could say. Overcome by it all, she surprised them both when she hugged him.
His arms wrapped around her quickly, holding her tight. A long moment passed, and then another. In her mind, she fit perfectly within the shelter of his arms. She wondered if Connor felt the same.
“You’ve got to be shitting me,” a male’s voice interrupted them, his tone loud and incredulous.“Connor, even in the barn? Really?” He sounded disgusted as he added, “This man ought to be neutered. It’s not safe to let him roam the streets, woods, or even barns. Once he was even caught messing with one of Alexander’s maids, and you want to know what’s worse? He was wearing red lipstick.”
Natalie jerked away from Connor. She was mortified by the other man’s words. Peeking past Connor’s large frame, she saw a large Native American male standing about twenty feet back. He was with a pretty blonde female who looked extremely exasperated. He had to be another guardian, his size and demeanor left no doubts in her mind to his identity.
Connor rolled his eyes and smirked before turning around to greet him. “Oh, hell,” he drawled out in a mocking tone of voice. “So Marrok is back and looking just as grouchy as he always did. What’s the matter, old boy? Did you piss your mate off on the honeymoon and get your sorry ass thrown out in the doghouse?” 


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 About the Author:

Rose Wynters is the author of the Wolf Town Guardians series, the Territory of the Dead series, and the Endurers series. As an avid traveler, she enjoys exploring new places and meeting new people. She also likes camping and seeking out the unusual, especially if there is an urban legend behind it.

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Enter to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card and an ebook copy of My Wolf Protector – Book two in the Wolf Town Guardians series. Open internationally, must be 18 or over to enter. The giveaway will run 4/14/14 – 4/28/14. 


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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Too Much to Bear (BBW Shifter Ménage) by Jackie Sexton




“Besides, you don’t have a choice in the matter,” he said in a low, gravelly voice. “I chose you.”



Curvy Madison Bates just wants to get away from her life in Pickford, which includes a cheating boyfriend and a crappy job at a notorious trucker stop. After the passing of her grandfather, she inherits a cabin up in a tiny town called Titusville. Nestled away in the mountains of Montana, she's determined to spend some much needed time on herself and banish men no matter how good the pick-up line. She's been down that road before.

That's when the town's sherif, resident hottie Caleb Fowler, comes in to ruin her resolve. A blast from her past, he's just as impetuous and demanding as she remembered him to be...and she can't resist. Things turn out to be even more complicated when her old childhood crush, Will Hunterson, seems just as determined to win her heart. Can she choose between the long-time best friends? Will she even have to?

**Too Much to Bear is an erotic, shifter novellette of 18,000 words that contains a very steamy ménage scene! For adults 18+ ONLY.**

Excerpt:

By the time they got back to Madison’s house she was slightly tipsy, working hard to keep at least a semblance of distance between them.
“I had a good time with you tonight,” Caleb said with a small smile, leaning against her doorframe and watching her as she fiddled through her purse for her keys.
“Yeah, it wasn’t as bad as I thought,” Madison mumbled, blushing as she fought the smile that was spreading on her lips.
Dammit Maddie, you’re losing control!
“As bad as you thought?” Caleb said with a small half chuckle. “What do you mean?”
Madison had the key in her grip but fumbled to fit it in the keyhole; all the while she avoided his gaze, which felt hot on the back of her neck.
“Well...listen,” she said, finally giving up on the door to meet his gaze. Though his liquid honey eyes melted her soul, she knew she needed to level with him. As much as she wanted to dismiss him as a womanizing pretty boy, he had shown her a nice evening and she knew he deserved her honesty for that.
“I’m just...not to be presumptuous or anything but…I came here to get away from everything that was bringing me down in Pickford. That includes men and relationships. I just can’t have that right now.”
“Jeez, I’m not asking you to marry me. I just took you out to a dumpy place for drinks,” Caleb smiled, unperturbed by Madison’s directness. His reaction made her feel even more embarrassed. She quickly averted her gaze back to the keyhole, successfully slamming the key into it and opening the door.
“I’m sorry...forget I said anything. I—”
Caleb caught her hand on the doorknob, leaning in close to her so that when she turned to look at him his face was only inches away.
“Besides, you don’t have a choice in the matter,” he said in a low, gravelly voice. “I chose you.”
Then he stole her breath away, pressing his lips tenderly to hers, an erotic power in the gentle movement of his mouth against her own. He reached a hand around her neck, looping his masculine fingers through her hair and kissed harder, searching her mouth with his strong, eager tongue.


About the Author:

Jackie Sexton is an avid reader and writer of steamy, paranormal romance. She loves dreaming up new worlds about brave (and slightly neurotic) heroines, and hunky, lovable heroes. She also loves dark chocolate and Chihuahua pups like nobody's business!

Check out her website and join her mailing list at www.jackiesexton.wordpress.com! She is currently working on the fourth, and last, installment of Bad Moon, which will be her first novel.  


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