Friday, March 22, 2019

Fool’s Errand by Ophelia Bell Blitz and #Giveaway


Fool’s Errand
Ophelia Bell
(Fate’s Fools, #4)
Publication date: March 19th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
A lost soul…
You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone. In my case that was literal – I had Ozzie West’s soul and didn’t know it, but now it’s been torn from me and him along with it. I’m afraid I will never get him back.
My heart is broken.
My three mates may try to fill that void, but they don’t understand what he meant to me. They can’t see the memories unlocked by Fate.
Only one man can help, but he’s the one man I’m afraid I can never trust again.
EXCERPT:
“Sing with me,” I whispered as I began to move. I lifted my wet hands from his shoulders to his temples, raking my fingers through his damp curls and holding on, my grip forcing his head to tilt back.
Rohan’s golden gaze fixed on my face, his eyelids fluttering slightly and his breath coming quicker as I fucked him. “Are you sure?”
“Yes. I want to try . . . ”
He gripped my hips with both hands and took a deep breath. His exhale became a long, plaintive note, his brows creasing with the tension of the first verse of a song to accompany our lovemaking.
The music was the perfect mix of hungry and sweet, and I clung to him as the notes settled inside me. I ached to join in when the tension of the pleasure coiled so tight I needed an outlet before I came too fast, but my voice betrayed me once again. When I tried to sing, the sound just came out as a pitiful croak, so I clamped my mouth shut, focusing on the pleasure to hold back the tears.
I buried my face in his neck, my moan half pleasure, half despair. Rohan stroked the back of my neck, halting mid-verse. “It’ll come back to you, baby. I promise. I’m proof you don’t need a turul soul to sing.”
“Just make love to me,” I whispered, pulling back to look into his eyes. He gazed intently back at me, brow creased and jaw clenched, betraying how my own hurt affected him just as acutely.
I took a deep breath and started rocking my hips again, focusing on the pleasure of our connection as he resumed the song. The music truly helped, even if I couldn’t join in without an instrument.
I let myself get lost in the rhythm he set and the deep notes that rose above the steam. I could draw the pleasure out with him, trusting that he’d let me know when he’d given too much. Rohan urged me on, holding tighter and shifting his hips into mine at a quicker tempo.
The lyrics to the song gave way to his cries of pleasure as we crested together, both of us finding our climax at the same second amid sloshing water and slippery, gasping kisses. Rohan’s strained expression fell into laughter as he relaxed, his skin glowing faintly with my iridescent magic and my own skin glimmering golden and wet.
I sank against him with a sigh, grateful for yet another reprieve from the ever-encroaching threat to my sanity and the added disappointment of losing my voice. Perhaps with enough time and their continued attention, that need would fade and my songs would return. For now, I would enjoy the lucidity when I had it and let them do the singing for me.


Author Bio:
Ophelia Bell loves a good bad-boy and especially strong women in her stories. Women who aren't apologetic about enjoying sex and bad boys who don't mind being with a woman who's in charge, at least on the surface, because pretty much anything goes in the bedroom.
Ophelia grew up on a rural farm in North Carolina and now lives in Los Angeles with her own tattooed bad-boy husband and four attention-whoring cats.
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A signed paperback copy of Fate's Fools 
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For the Reign by Debbie Cassidy Blitz and #Giveaway


For the Reign
Debbie Cassidy
(For the Blood #3)
Publication date: March 19th 2019
Genres: Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Reverse Harem, Urban Fantasy
It’s hardly a fair race when you’re racing against time.
The Fangs and I have the answers we were looking for, but for me those answers come with a death sentence. But I’ll be damned if I got out easy. I’ll be damned if I go out before I can see our mission through.
Just as I’m coming to terms with my fate, hope drops into my lap like a succulent fruit. But hope can be deceptive, and I’m not one for putting all my eggs into on basket. The mission must remain my focus, but with obstacles stacking up, getting to the finish line may just take some divine intervention, but the cost…The cost might be more than I’m willing to pay.
The Vampire Diaries meets The Walking Dead in this Post-Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy with a slow burn Whychoose Romance


Author Bio:
Debbie Cassidy lives in England, Bedfordshire, with her three kids and very supportive husband. Coffee and chocolate biscuits are her writing fuels of choice, and she is still working on getting that perfect tower of solitude built in her back garden. Obsessed with building new worlds and reading about them, she spends her spare time daydreaming and conversing with the characters in her head - in a totally non psychotic way of course. She writes Urban Fantasy, Fantasy and Reverse Harem Fantasy. All her books contain plenty of action, romance and twisty plots.

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Dark Assassins Series by Valerie Ullmer Tour & #Giveaway


Kai
Dark Assassins Book One
by Valerie Ullmer
Genre: Paranormal Romance

There are two words that described Kai.


Remote and Deadly. 

And until six months ago, he was fine with that description. But when the vampire assassin spots a curvaceous woman, a human no less, who would come to fill his thoughts, he would gladly shake his persona for a moment in time with her. Instead, he kept his distance, watching out for her and learning more about her every time their paths crossed. But he had yet to speak to her. When a turn of events thrusts her into his solitary life, he must decide whether to complete his assignment, or protect her. 

Olivia Sabin had dedicated her life to her work; finding a cure for cancer. She had hidden behind the mask of a scientist who cares little about anything beyond her laboratory, and for a long while she believed it herself. But when a mysterious man came to frequent the diner she visited nightly, her awareness of him devastated her concentration, and she came to look forward to the glimpses of him, however brief. 

When she stumbles upon a horrific experiment at work, she knows he’s the only one she can turn to. She’s willing to sacrifice everything in order to protect him and others of his kind from the same fate. But first, she needs to find a way to get him to hear her explanation. 

***Paranormal Romance featuring HOT Vampires and Shifters. Contains explicit sex scenes and each book in the series ends with a HEA.***




Reaper
Dark Assassins Book Two


A wolf-shifter and his powerful human.


Reaper had expected it to be an easy assignment. Break into a biotech facility with minimum security and rescue a group of immortals who were subject to deadly experiments and eliminate those who might try to fight back. But the moment he walked into the glass prison and spotted a human woman being held with the immortals, his mission changed. 
She became his mission. 
Before Reaper had a chance to explain that he was there to help her, she blinded him and the rest of his team and slipped away. Although she had escaped him, a protectiveness that he'd never felt washed over him, and he became determined to find her. 
Ara has always depended on herself, but there was something about the shifter that made her want to trust him. She recognized him as someone who was capable of protecting her as well as understanding her secrets without turning her away, but before she could allow herself to trust him, she ran. 
But with no resources and running out of ideas about how to protect herself, will she be able to lower her defenses and allow the shifter to help her? 
***Paranormal Romance featuring HOT Shifters and Vampires. Contains explicit sex scenes and each book in the series ends with a HEA.*** 



Seth
A Dark Assassins World Novella 



Immortals have been a part of Seth's world since he barged into Kai's life at the age of twelve. And having a group of shifter and vampire assassins he considered family, he thought that he'd seen it all and that nothing would surprise him. But the one night he met Aubrey changed his world, and he'd never been so happy to be wrong.
Aubrey was used to seclusion, even before she had been turned into a vampire. She'd never dreamed of a life outside her tiny little world, but that was until she met Seth. Before she could understand her reactions, she ran from him. But she couldn't stay away. The more she gets to know him, the stronger the connection between them solidifies. 
When Seth tells Aubrey that he is her mate, will she take a chance and keep him forever? 
***Paranormal Romance featuring HOT Shifters and Vampires. Contains explicit sex scenes and each book in the series ends with a HEA.***





Xander
Dark Assassins Book Three



Half-human, half-shifter.
Xander has secretly yearned for a mate for most of his immortal existence, and yet after three of his friends found exactly what he’s always wanted, he’d come to believe that he’d missed his chance at happiness. 
Until he heard her voice. 
Frost is a wildlife biologist and tracker and she has been assigned, despite her adamant protests, to lead mercenaries into the mountains of Snowfall, Colorado for the sole purpose of killing immortal shifters. In order to protect those who have no idea the kind of danger they are in, she agrees. As she leads the armed men on a wild chase around the snow-covered pines, she could sense that she was running out of time. 
Until she heard his voice. 
Xander understands exactly who Frost is the moment he hears her thoughts. With the help of Kane and Gunnar, they eliminate those in her group as they try to keep her safe. But during the fight, she is hurt and all of his protective instincts flare to life. As Xander learns more about her, he realizes that Frost might be the key to the creation of the immortals, both vampire and shifter. 
But when she becomes a target from those who want to destroy the Dark Company and Xander’s family, how far will he go to save her? 
***Paranormal Romance featuring HOT Vampires and Shifters. Contains explicit sex scenes and each book in the series ends with a HEA.*** 



Jade
Dark Assassins Book Four



Jade never wanted a mate. She loved being an assassin and she had a family in her fellow assassins, their mates, and little Silas. She truly had everything she needed. But when Ghost assigned her to track the same immortals who tried to kill Xander’s family, she couldn’t refuse. 
But the complication arises when Ghost requests she partner with Noah, a human and ex-special forces soldier. Jade has never worked with a human before, much less one that hated her from the moment he laid eyes on her. But she was a professional and if she could play a part in destroying the immortals who threatened her family, she could accept the human. If only she knew how to fight her attraction to him. 
All Noah Hale wanted was to kill the immortals who lured his best friend and fellow ex-Navy SEAL to his death. He had no desire to be teamed with a beautiful tracker who mesmerized him the moment she turned her emerald eyes his way. But in order to stop other soldiers from pursuing the same fate, he needed to swallow his pride and work with a group of immortals he didn’t trust. 
As Jade and Noah track the group of shifters through the mountains of Colorado, the danger lurking around every corner threatens everything they both hold close. Will they be able to find a way through, together? 
***Paranormal Romance featuring HOT Vampires and Shifters. Contains explicit sex scenes and each book in the series ends with a HEA.***





Hunter
Dark Assassins Book Five



Half-vampire and half-shifter.

The one definitive belief panther-shifter Hunter and the other immortals understood about shifters and vampires; vampire venom is deadly to shifters and vice versa. But Hunter never worried about testing the theory because he never wondered if he had a mate, even after a few of his family had found their own. As he and two others stumble upon and eliminate several rogue shifters, part of a larger group determined to kill each of the assassins, Hunter also stumbles upon the one woman destined to be his. There’s only one problem. She’s part vampire. 
All alone in the world. 
Despite everything, Neri made a life for herself after she escaped from a facility using her as a test subject. She has no past, no family, and no connections to the world as far as she can remember. She stays to herself and finds a routine, telling herself she isn’t lonely. But everything changes when she spots Hunter and her first true memory revealed. He was there the day someone injected her with an experimental drug and changed into this cold being. 
As Neri and Hunter navigate their newfound relationship, their journey becomes even more complicated when they learn Neri’s venom is deadly to shifters. But with help from the other immortals, Hunter and Neri reveal her past and realize the extent of the threat Dark Company has been dealing with for years. 
But can their relationship survive with so much stacked against them? 
***Paranormal Romance featuring HOT Vampires and Shifters. Contains explicit sex scenes and each book in the series ends with a HEA.***







Valerie resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and their dog, Maddie.
While she had been interested in writing a romance novel for years, it wasn’t until she wrote her first book that she really became hooked, and now she can’t stop. She has notebooks full of ideas, and she plans to write most of them in the years to come. 
When she’s not writing or learning about the craft of writing, she can be found surfing the internet way too much, watching Investigation Discovery and thinking that her neighbors are up to no good, and finding new ways to get her husband to laugh.





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Wildfire and Roses by Hope Malory Tour & #Giveaway


Wildfire and Roses
by Hope Malory
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sparks fly when tenacious mountain climber and hiker Beasley McLemore meets hot smokejumper Will Gregor on a search and rescue mission in Yosemite. Getting together, however, isn’t easy. Strong-willed Beasley is bent on building a thriving landscaping business back home in the foothills of the majestic Smoky Mountains. Busy working 24/7, she has no time or energy for a man in her life...she thinks.



Scorched by love in his past, Will is content to live near awe-inspiring Lake Tahoe where he saves lives and forests as a remote wildland firefighter. He doesn’t need a committed relationship complicating his dangerous lifestyle...he thinks.

Through life-changing events and a family mystery, each must question long held beliefs about work, love, and life. Looming over their blossoming love affair is the 2,400 miles separating their homes and livelihoods. Will love keep them together or distance tear them apart?





Transported by books as a child, Hope Malory developed an interest in writing in second grade when she discovered poetry. Those early seeds, along with a penchant for happy endings, led her to fulfill her dream of becoming a romance novelist.



After thirty years in the education field, Hope traded in a commute, traffic, and early mornings for inventing strong-willed characters and putting them in unpredictable situations.

Now, whether relaxing on the beach, traveling with her husband, or spending time at home, she is busy writing her next novel.





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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Forged Contracts by Katherine McIntyre (Tribal Spirits, #3)

Forged Contracts
by Katherine McIntyre

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Tribal Spirits - Book 3
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (April 9, 2019)
Publication Date: April 9, 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 257 Pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Jeremiah Taylor’s responsibilities as the new pack beta are crushing him, especially with the unpredictable mood shifts since his shaman-supplied bipolar meds ran out. It’s the combination for doing something stupid, like kissing the one woman he’s never let himself pursue—his best friend Raven Takahashi.

When Finn left the Red Rock pack, Raven’s on and off again fling took her safety net with him—the one barrier keeping her from the raw and real way she feels around Jer. The moment the Pandora’s box opens after they kiss, she can no longer deny the sparks between them or hide from the demons of her past.

And when one of those demons shows up in Beaver Tavern representing an anti-shifter group to take over their land, Raven’s secrets threaten to get dragged into the light, which could cost her everything—her friends, her pack, and her home. However, if she and Jer don’t thwart the anti-shifter group’s takeover attempts, the entire Red Rock pack might find themselves banished from their own land.
Forged Contracts by Katherine McIntyre
(Tribal Spirits, #3)

Forged Contracts (Tribal Spirits #3)Jeremiah is struggling with filling the shoes of the past pack beta, Finn. Living with being bipolar doesn’t help, especially when he can’t always get his meds. Not only does he not feel worthy to be beta, what could he possibly give to the one woman he secretly loves?

Raven has secrets, secrets that she fears could get her banished from the Red Rock pack, but her most deeply held secret are her feelings for Jer. Now her demons are coming back to haunt her and endanger not only her new pack, but the dark secrets she harbors.

An anti-shifter group is just chomping at the bit to take down every shifter in sight, but there is more to the story than meets the eye and one bold move makes both Raven and Jer the only ones who can make things right.

Once again, Katherine McIntyre nails the action, the danger and the romance into a tense paranormal read with FORGED CONTRACTS, the latest addition to the Tribal Spirits series! How could readers NOT care about Jeremiah, a shifter who is unable to see his worth as others do? Raven’s past is brutal, yet she seems so strong, in spite of it all, strong and terrified of being considered tainted. How can one NOT feel for characters that are so vulnerable, yet still willing to do whatever they can to save those around them?

Great storytelling, in the spirit of great paranormal tales that come to life page after page after page!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Katherine McIntyre!


Don't Go Back by Amabel Daniels

Don't Go Back
by Amabel Daniels

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Amabel Daniels (March 27, 2019)
Publication Date: March 27, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Available from: Amazon
Despite the fact she's a woman in a man's world, Morgan Lane works hard at Goldsen Park. Wielding a chainsaw and felling trees, she tries to keep up with her bosses' constantly contradicting orders. Staying busy in the woods keeps her from thinking about Wade Newland, the one man she'd loved who left her without an explanation.

Yet the photojournalist can't stay away. Wade crashes back into her life—literally—when he carries her tumbling over a ravine to save her from a stranger bearing a weapon in her park. Connected again, albeit out of danger, they attempt to figure out why someone would be toting a gun in the dark.

As they sleuth their way through the tangles of bureaucracy and the many layers of deception within the Goldsen crew, they discover there is more to this incident than what meets the eye. The deeper they dig, they realize no one can be trusted, not even the law. Not only do they have to tiptoe around their still-burning feelings for each other, they need to come to a simple truce. Can they watch each other's backs and find the answers in the darkest part of the forest?
Don't Go Back by Amabel Daniels

Don't Go BackMorgan works in the woods, able to handle a chainsaw and unafraid of the sounds and shadows that most would find unsettling deep in the wilderness. She never expected to be literally carried off and into a ravine by the one man she never could forget! Why would Wade come crashing back into her life? Especially with so much drama?

Something is fishy in the park lands that Morgan works in and people are going missing, or being murdered. Wade and Morgan find themselves wondering who they can trust and who is behind the tangled web that they have been caught up in. Is it the park director? The overbearing jogger? What is the dark secret that the woods are hiding?
As they do a delicate dance of lovers reconnected, they must trust in each other as they dig for answers, answers that could get them killed.

DON’T GO BACK by Amabel Daniels is a romantic thriller set in the beauty of nature yet filled with the ugliness of humanity at its worst! I loved the idea of a woman able to hold her own in a world that is far too tough for many males, yet not so “tough” that she loses her femininity! Wade is that guy who loves to wander, yet the chemistry they shared was wonderful! The plot? Wow, what a twisted tale with tentacles that slither in some pretty unexpected directions!

Who doesn’t love a good mystery with some delightful romantic tension?

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Amabel Daniels!


Innocence and Ire by Catherine Milos (Angels and Avalon, #3)

Innocence and Ire
by Catherine Milos

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Angels and Avalon - Book 3
Publication Date: March 31, 2019
Publisher: Catherine Milos
Genre: Paranormal
Print Length: 83 pages
Available from: Amazon Barnes & Noble
They want to release a monster.
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The day the fire came turned Morgana into a murderer. 
That past far behind her, Morgana Lockwood is now a successful young woman, living another life as the owner of a small jewellery store chain that makes beautiful accessories blessed with magic.
But two of her sisters have returned, wings and all, unchanged since Avalon. With the lives of her employees threatened, she has no choice. Morgana will have to show them where Lucifer is locked away.
Innocence and Ire by Catherine Milos
(Angels and Avalon, #3)

Innocence and Ire (Angels and Avalon #3)Morganna never got her powers, unlike her twin sisters who managed to torment her at every chance. In a world filled with angels and demi-gods, good and evil, she didn’t stand a chance until the day her sisters went too far and her powers exploded out of her in a blaze of fury and death came to Avalon.

Fast forward several years and Morganna has come into her own, successful in the human world, but when her sisters returned, the peace she had made with her life would be shattered as they made an offer she couldn’t refuse.

Catherine Milos’s INNOCENCE AND IRE is a short tale about good versus evil where paranormal beings live and humans are clueless. A very good read that could easily be expanded on, I found myself sorry it ended so soon but completely enjoying what I read! Short on time but looking for a heroine to root for? This could be a great escape!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Catherine Milos!


Jane Again by J.G. Dow (The Third Jane Novel)

Jane Again
by J.G. Dow

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Jane - Book 3
Publication Date: January 28, 2019
Publisher: J.G. Dow
Genre: Women's Fiction
Print Length: 131 pages
Available from: Amazon
Jane returns in this, the third installment of her adventures, as her life in Manchester slowly continues to evolve. All her friends are still knocking around, but circumstances do have a habit of changing, as everyone's lives shift and progress...

Join Jane as she continues to muddle through friendship, love and family and also tries to have a bit of fun along the way; still as keen as ever for a few drinks with friends in the heart of Manchester!
Jane Again by J.G. Dow (The Third Jane Novel)

Jane Again (The Third Jane Novel)Jane, Jane, Jane, you make me laugh, roll my eyes and wonder why you do not weigh at least a million pounds!

J.G. Dow brought me back into Jane’s life, another slice of an average person living an average life, facing big changes all around her and rolling with each one. From her sister’s wedding to her friends moving away, on she goes, good days, bad days and just average days and through it all, events are defined by food and drink, sometimes too much of at least one of them!

JANE AGAIN isn’t an adventure story, it isn’t high on over-the-top drama, it is life and Jane’s life proves that everyone has a story to tell, and J.G. Dow has a gift for good storytelling!

I was excited to read this one, because I feel like I know Jane now and what happens to her matters to me!

I received a complimentary copy from J.G. Dow!