Wednesday, December 9, 2015

C.J. Burright's Wonderfully Wicked Wickedly Delightful Giveaway

She’s an ordinary girl with a nightmare problem...or is she?
Wonderfully Wicked
by C.J. Burright

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Dreamcaster Series - Book 1
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: C.J. Burright
Genre: Paranormal Urban Fantasy
Print Length: 268 pages
Available from: Amazon


 
 DREAMS CAN BE DEADLY

She’s an ordinary girl with a nightmare problem

For as long as she can remember, Kalila Montgomery has been tormented by creatures from her nightmares. Doomed to a solitary life with a herd of cats, she’s determined to go down fighting. Until the man of her dreams—literally—kidnaps her and claims to know a cure. If only she believed him…

He’s not your average supernatural hero

Lydon v’al Endrian will stop at nothing to be free of the V’alkara, a dangerous brotherhood who feed on dreams. But the key to his freedom, sassy dreamcaster Kalila, might be his toughest challenge yet. No matter how much she protests, he intends to keep her safe from the V’alkara…even if it requires the ultimate sacrifice.

Their love is forbidden

Now on the run with a man she can’t quite trust or resist, Kalila must decide—fight for her dream of a normal life? Or embrace a power she doesn’t want to save Lydon?
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The jukebox song ended in a condemning silence. More than a few customers watched her with suspicion and perhaps a hint of hostility. An oily man in a dirty leather jacket muttered something to his companion, glancing at her as if she might be the antichrist.
She pushed at a crumb on the table. “I’m not hungry anymore.”
“Eat anyway.” Lydon bent his full concentration on devouring his stew. “You’re too skinny. Whenever a strong gust comes up I expect you to float away with the leaves.”
In other words, her boobs weren’t big enough. Kalila tore off a chunk of bread. She stirred her soup in half-hearted interest, the carrots, potatoes, and peas bobbing in crazy circles. How could she allow her fascination for Lydon to take root, blossom, and ripen into fond feelings? For a V’alkara? The man her night vision warned against?
The life of the restaurant resumed with a bright fiddle song from the jukebox. Alun squeezed her shoulder. The concern filling his eyes made her cringe. How did he always seem to know what she was feeling?
A low, ominous growl emerged from across the table.
Alun froze. The fine hair on the back of Kalila’s neck lifted in warning.
Lydon towered above them both. In a snap, her nightmare had come to life and murder hovered a second away. His voice seethed with possessiveness. “We’re dancing.”
Before she could object, he shackled her wrist and towed her onto the dance floor. He hauled her against him and noosed her back with one arm. His free hand curled around her neck, controlling.
Her mouth went Death Valley dry. She was trapped, and not only by the man caging her. Her feet had become leaden blocks, her legs wobbling like wet noodles. What should she do with her hands? Resting them on his marvelous chest again was a bad idea. Wrapping them around his back would be the point of no return. She settled for placing her fists on his hips.
“I can’t bear to see anyone else touch you.” The velvet-soft murmur drifted over her neck. He nuzzled the sensitive area beneath her ear and inhaled.
Kalila swallowed hard, her skin two sizes too tight. She wanted to surrender, to sink into him, if even for a moment. To know how it felt. In ten minutes, an hour, tomorrow she could go back to reality.
His fingertips skimmed her throat and all outside noise faded into the distance. He tightened his embrace, drawing her closer into his solid form.
“You win, Lils. I thought I could endure any torture imaginable, but I can’t take this anymore.” The unsteadiness of his voice drew her gaze to his. He leaned near until their noses almost met and cupped her chin. His large, warm hand caressed her spine in a slow path, driving shivers up and down her body.
Screw it. With a small sigh of defeat, she slipped her arms around his waist and relaxed into his strength.
Lydon took a sharp breath and his eyes flared, as if he was surprised. Which made no sense. It shouldn’t shock him to know she wanted him like every other woman in the world.
“Kalila.” He sounded strangely shaken. He grazed her mouth with the pad of his thumb.
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I blame my love for reading and all things Medieval on my father, who plied me often with fantasy novels ranging from Sir Lloyd Alexander to Piers Anthony. My love for romance, however, lies completely at the feet of my best friend Michelle, who dared to give me a romance novel for my birthday. I smiled, politely said thank you, and tossed it in the corner, where it gathered dust. In a moment of desperation, when only the revolting romance remained in my almost-always toppling stack of awaiting books, I sucked it up and read the romance. Doomed. I started writing fantasy and paranormal romance for the cathartic experience, decided I liked it, and after two overlong, horribly written novels joined RWA and the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal special interest chapter. Best classes and critique groups ever. Double doomed. Now, writing is a necessity, not just a hobby.

In my spare time when I'm not writing or reading or actually working, I might be found in the dojang (4th Dan Black Belt, baby), rooting on the Mariners (who will some day win the World Series), working out (P90X, anyone?), gardening (a little dirt never hurt anyone), or playing Music of the Night on the piano (without mask or cape). I live in Oregon with my fabulous husband and daughter. Not to mention my minions, a herd of cats.
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Never one to follow the herd,
CJ Burright
Has as Wickedly Delightful Giveaway

One Copy of Wonderfully Wicked - Winner's Choice - eBook or Print!
AND
To help celebrate the Season
Godiva Truffles 
 

58 comments:

  1. I like the milk chocolate Godvia Truffles!

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  2. I love ALL chocolate I am a chocoholic.

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  3. Anything with white chocolate :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    1. I know, right? Now I need some...and I just happen to have some!

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    2. Uh-oh, we've got a snowball here. :) Good luck, Amber!

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  4. Dark chocolate is my favorite.

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    1. You and my husband, both!

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    2. Dark chocolate is growing on me, not my favorite yet, but will I turn it down? Nope!

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  5. I like most kinds of chocolate however I don't care for the dark chocolate :)
    lori

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    1. It isn't my first choice, but I sure wouldn't turn it down!

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    2. I'm with you - first choice milk chocolate. Not that I'd refuse dark or white...

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  6. All except dark chocolate. Thank you for the chance.

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    1. Hey, Bobbi! Godiva in any flavor is hard to refuse...make that impossible!

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    2. Good luck in the drawing, Bobbi!

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  7. I love the salted almond truffle from Godiva or the rum ball.

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    1. The salted almond truffle is to die for!

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    2. Oh, someone knows her Godiva chocolate. *Drools*

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  8. Milk chocolate :)
    Thanks for the amazing opportunity!

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  9. I have never had any. Shocking, I know! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. ...YIKES! We must change that! Thanks for sharing this chilling thought...

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    2. My mind is numb with incomprehension. This injustice must be resolved. Put Godiva on your wishlist, Midu!

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  10. I've never tried Godiva chocolates!

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    1. Okay, you and Midu have me in shock! Godiva chocolates are, well, let's just say...I do NOT share...

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    2. What sort of madness is this? Never. Tried. Godiva...?

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  11. I really enjoyed the excerpt, thank you! I don't have a favorite truffle--I LOVE them all equally! And, I, too, do NOT share...

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    1. Aww, thank you, Betty! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :) And SOME things aren't meant to be shared. Have a great holiday!

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  13. Any chocolate is good, but my faves are the orange ones. They're to die for.

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  14. A book, a glass of wine and chocolates. What a perfect combination.

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  15. Godiva Coconut balls are to die for, and yes I am a male who reads romance. Kids are grown, marriages are over, and they are fun to read. My Honey reads them, too! And we would love a paperback.

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    1. Oh. Yeah. Worth sacrificing your firstborn for. :) A guy manly enough to admit he reads romance ROCKS! Good luck, Brian!

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  16. I haven't tried any... Yikes! But I would love to try the chocolate and white chocolate one.

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    1. Hi, Denise! Yikes, indeed...New Year's resolution for you - try Godiva! :)

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  17. Godiva is my favorite chocolate ever. I'm not a big fan of chocolate except Godiva. I love the truffle clams, the milk chocolate pearls, the chocolate covered strawberries, oh and the pralines. Really I could go on and on.

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    1. Ah, Melissa. A true Godiva connoisseur. Good luck!

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  18. Godiva is my favorite chocolate ever. I'm not a big fan of chocolate except Godiva. I love the truffle clams, the milk chocolate pearls, the chocolate covered strawberries, oh and the pralines. Really I could go on and on.

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    1. I'm with you, can't go wrong with chocolate. Nope.

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  20. I've never had a Godiva truffle - or even a Godiva chocolate. Am I deprived? I do love great quality chocolate, though...

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    1. Hi, Michelle! You're absolutely deprived. Godiva is sooooo good!

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  21. I haven't really ate any Godiva chocolate or Godiva anything. I did work at a company where they kept it in a freezer, we would package it, and put labels on it. They have coffee Godiva, not choclate, icecream, and cakes. Godiva sells alot. We had orders to celebrities, even the president placed orders. Unfortunately I was hired as a temp and I only stayed 6 months, I didn't get to get any samples or some they had to throw away.
    I have never heard of the author, I don't know what she writes but I'll be looking into it. Does the author have any of her books in audio format through Audible? If not, have you considered adding your stories to Audibe? If so I can help you do anything that's audio related. I can send you the site to set up an account, I can find you a great narrator that won't cost you an arm and a leg. I can get you a narrator that's as good as JR Ward's narrator's, Faith Hunter, and a bunch of well known narrators. I love audiobooks and in all honesty it books on audio format will start being what people use as the years go by. Most people only buy e-books now instead of the actual book. I love that I can do everything while still getting a great story in.
    Angela

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    1. Hi, Angela! I'm not on audible yet...definitely a future endeavor. You worked in a place that shipped Godiva and they never shared? That's just wrong. Boo.

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  22. I love dark chocolate. I always go for it when given a choice! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  23. I love all of them. I'm a huge chocolate fan

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  24. The milk chocolate are to die for. Great Giveaway!

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  25. I love the Dark Chocolate Truffles!

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