Cover Reveal: Romancing the Paranormal

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Romancing the Paranormal
by Brandy L. Rivers, Claudy Conn, Cynthia St. Aubin, Dakota Cassidy, D’Elen McClain, Gena D. Lutz, Julia Mills, Kym Grosso, Melanie James, Robyn Peterman, Stephanie Rowe, Teresa Gabelman, Victoria Danann
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Romance

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13 BRAND NEW paranormal stories from your favorite USA Today, New York Times, and Amazon Bestselling authors.

Passions ignite in 13 dangerously hot romances

Stephanie Rowe – Shadows of Darkness

Haunted by a tormented past that has come to reclaim him, a former assassin must choose between saving the world, or protecting the one woman who can touch his heart and redeem his soul.

Robyn Peterman – Fashionably Hotter Than Hell
Book 5 of the Hot Damned Series

Victoria Danann – Konochur: Wolf Lover

In the middle of a war with dragon shifters, a human widow of a werewolf may get another chance at love, but feelings of guilt threaten a blossoming attraction to the one wolf everyone thought was untamable.

Kym Grosso – Lost Embrace

Dominant vampire leader, Kade Issacson, is devastated when his fiancée, Sydney Willows, is nearly killed by a demon and her transition into the supernatural tests the limits of their bond. Deep in the heart of New Orleans, they struggle to keep her alive while searching for an escaped killer who promises to end Sydney’s life once and for all.

Dakota Cassidy – What Not To Were

Claudy Conn – Harley-Awakening

Harley is a Hybrid that doesn’t want to serve revenge up cold. She wants to serve it up now and she wants serve it up HOT.

Teresa Gabelman – Forbidden Hunger

A shifter without a pack, Janna Lawson goes in search of the man who her mother died trying to protect. What she finds is Garrett Foster, a man who has the power to decide her fate and causes a hunger inside her that is forbidden to them both.

Melanie James – Gertie’s Paranormal Plantation

When you run a shelter for paranormal creatures, you can’t afford to let your guard down. When carefree—and quite naïve—witch Gertie O’Leary welcomes an enchanting new guest to the plantation, she finds herself caught up in an ancient struggle. Marie Laveau and the gang will have to pull together once again to save Gertie’s love life. Love, lust and laughs await on the Paranormal Plantation.

Gena D. Lutz – Sonnet Vale: Paranormal Hunter

Paranormal hunter, Sonnet Vale, has the unique ability to hunt and kill vampires. But a chance encounter with a handsome stranger is about to change everything, teaching Sonnet what it’s like to be hunted and possessed.

D’Elen McClain – Fang Chronicles: Tyboll

A grumpy bear shifter, a stubborn she-bear shifter, and more growls than a bear clan can possibly handle. Will the two kill each other or discover they make the perfect mated pair?

Julia Mills – Her Dragon’s Heart

Jace MacQuaid, the youngest Dragon Guardsman since the original knights has just found his mate, Melanie Whelan…the one the Universe made for him…the light of his soul. Of course, to claim her he will have to fight a force so dark not even the oldest of dragon kin has the answers. Fate really stepped in it this time.

Brandy L. Rivers – Seductive Solutions

When Toryn’s trusted friend begins failing, he’ll search for a way to free him of the destructive bond. Isa might have a solution for Scotty’s problem, if Toryn can help her find the courage.

Cynthia St. Aubin – From Hell to Breakfast

He’s a supernatural bounty hunter with a broken heart and a loose zipper. She’s a succubus with a smart mouth and a long rap sheet. When her crimes become his problem, they’re in for one hell of a ride.

Here’s a list of all 13 paranormal anthology authors and where to find them!
1. Stephanie Rowe – Facebook
2. Robyn Peterman- Facebook / Twitter
3. Victoria Danann – Facebook / Twitter
4. Kym Grosso – Facebook / Twitter
5. Dakota Cassidy – Facebook / Twitter
6. Claudy Conn – Facebook / Twitter
7. Teresa Gableman – Facebook / Twitter
8. Melanie James – Facebook / Twitter
9. Gena D. Lutz – Facebook / Twitter
10. D’Elen McClain – Facebook
11. Julia Mills – Facebook
12. Brandy L. Rivers – Facebook / Twitter
13. Cynthia St. Aubin – Facebook / Twitter

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Author Reveal: Just Desserts Contributors Lee Rene and Kristin Aragon

JUST DESSERTS: A Collection of Bite-Sized Delights presented by SecretHungers.com

Just Desserts is a buffet of deliciously naughty stories. These delights are as diverse as the authors who write them. It is my pleasure to reveal two of the more than twenty contributing authors to Just Desserts-debut, new, multi-published, award-winning and bestselling authors. ENJOY TODAY’S SPECIAL!

Today, we feature one new and one debut author. Even though neither of these ladies are new to writing fiction, they are indulging in some naughty delights.


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The Sweetness in the Pudding by Lee Rene

A stand-alone erotic short story

erotic romance

#NOLA #erotic #neworleans #frenchquarter #warmpudding #sweetness

Lizzie, a New Orleans native and recent college graduate, has come to a standstill in her first relationship. She loves Nicholas, a young law student, but because of his misplaced religious notions, he refuses to be sexual with her. They live in the most sexual city in the States yet he refuses to even French kiss her.

After their turbulent breakup, Lizzie flees to the Vieux Carre for comfort food. She’s unaware that Nicholas has followed her into one of the Quarter’s bakery shops. The place is a strange, old-fashioned sweet-shop, deserted except for the proprietress who escorts them into a private drawing room. Lizzie and Nicholas decide to share a bowl of banana pudding and end up sharing a great deal more.

Get to know Lee

Lee is a jazz-loving author of Erotic Romances, Young Adult and New Adult novels. She had the good fortune of being born in one the most diverse cities in the world, sun-kissed Los Angeles. The City of the Angels is more than just palm trees, toned bodies and beaches, it’s a fusion of people, languages and cultures.

In the past, She worked as a lifestyle writer for magazines in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Vancouver as well as entertainment journalist and movie reviewer in print, online, and on radio in the Los Angeles area. She is a student of American History and her works are usually set in the past. When she’s not writing away, she spends her time watching movies from the golden era on TCM, delving into history, enjoying classical music and jazz and reading Gothic literature.

Her first published novel is an erotic romance written under my nom de plume, Lee Rene. Her interest in writing Erotic Romance started percolating when she read work by J. Kenner and Sylvia Day. Although she attempted to write romance novels in the past, she found her voice in the world of erotic literature. The New Orleans Hothouse is the first if other stories set on the cobbled streets of New Orleans’s Rue St. Marc. It’s her sincere wish that lovers of dark romances join her on my journey.

This sexiest food is:

I love all New Orleans’s confections: meringue pie, pralines, beignets, lemon ices, Banana’s Foster, chocolate bread pudding, and cream brulee. “I’m a political animal and love politics.

Five things you’d be surprised to know about me:

  • I love James Brown’s music.
  • I’m a fan of ice skating.
  • I live in Los Angeles and don’t like the beach.
  • I love churches but am not religious.
  • I’m a political animal and love politics

The sexiest place in the world is:

I love San Francisco, my favorite get-away. It’s a stunning city with beautiful hotels, incredible restaurants, and dramatic views.

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Sinful Universe: Your Move by Kristin Aragon

Stand-alone Erotic Short-Story
contemporary erotic romance
#RockGods #BodiBabes #WinesnDines #ChocolateVixen #FlanBomb
#SweetNSassy #RockNSex #RockNCake #SinfulUniverse #HerMove

Sinful Universe is on the rise to stardom. Five men, bonded by their love of music, rock around the world. Bode, bass player extraordinaire, is tiring of lonely nights, and groupies were never his thing. He wants to know a woman. Someone like…

Keegan Johanson lives a precarious life, nurse by day and party girl by night. Her life is perfect. Twice a month she travels to whatever city Sinful Universe is playing to visit her best friend. Princeton Steele is protective and a pain in Keegan’s love life. The perpetual ‘Doesn’t want her but doesn’t want anyone else to have her.’ She’s restless and looking for a good time. And she knows just the man.

Get to know Kristin

Kristin grew up in the Texas Panhandle where she learned to bend with the winds and twist in the breezes when her muse disappeared. She has a B.A. in General Studies and is working toward her Masters in English.
She is a mother of two, a wife, story-teller, and book-builder. At anytime she could be working on a new paranormal romance, NA contemporary, or erotica, depending on the what the voices in her head tell her–they are rarely quiet for long.

The sexiest food is:

I love hot chocolate molten cake with a large scoop of vanilla bean ice cream sitting right on top. Drizzle a little chocolate and caramel sauce over the entire dish and you’ll have my full attention. The varied textures and polar opposite temperatures are an orgasm for the mouth, or if you are home alone with your other, the one dessert contains everything for a night of blindfolds and experimenting. Now show me what you can do, lover.

Five things you’d be surprised to know about me:

  • I am a perfectionist in the worst of ways.
  • I am an adrenaline junky.
  • I read approximately five books a week.
  • I love to dance in the rain. Literally.
  • I still believe in Santa. Just ask my mom.

Sexiest place on earth is:

Take me to a deserted island close to the Bahamas. I love the water, waves, and surf. The idea of me and my lover having the place to ourselves thrills me. Late night skinny dipping, sex on the beach, swimming with the dolphins, then indoors for another round of romping

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Review: Between by Clarissa Johal

Blurb:

As a young girl, Lucinda was able to see spirits, a gift that didn’t come without its problems. Now, a dedicated young veterinarian, she is committed to the idea that every life can be saved.

After a devastating accident, Lucinda tries to escape her past by moving to a small town. There, she meets a newcomer and feels an immediate connection with him. But there is another mysterious stranger to the small town, one that stirs within her a mixture of unease and desire.

As Lucinda is drawn into a bitter tug-a-war from the forces around her, she is likewise pulled into a dangerous twist of past and present events. Forced to make difficult choices, she finds that the two men are locked in not only a battle for her life…but a battle for their salvation.

Review:

So, I walked into this one completely blind. I didn’t read the description or anything before I dove in. I don’t regret it in the slightest. Sometimes it is nice to let a story take you on an unexpected journey. This novel did just that. Once I started the first page, I was completely sucked in. This one gripped me and did not let go. Six hours later, I was reeling. I will be suffering from a massive book hangover for the rest of the day. And again, I REGRET NOTHING.

This book was brilliant. There is no other word for it. The supernatural elements were wonderfully crafted. The way the characters were connected with each other made for a powerful, moving story. Fate, destiny, the past, redemption, atonement, the afterlife… all of these topics are fascinating and I really enjoyed the way Johal handled these. She crafted a very unique story, one I don’t think I will ever forget.

I loved everything about this book. The dynamic between the characters, the way their passions fueled their lives, the secrets that kept Lucinda holding back… everything was well written and the details enhanced the story. Then there were the subtle images that drove the story- the way Lucinda’s dog reacted to the men who came into her life, the way the author used smells and associated characters and events with different scents, even the way certain colors and patterns were used. All of the imagery raised questions, some were answered while others still have me wondering. If I were still in college, I could easily use this book as the basis for a paper, of course it would take me a semester to figure out what direction I’d want to take.

And as far as the plot goes, I have to give the author serious credit. There was never a point in the story where I knew the outcome. She kept me guessing and even second guessing myself every time I settled on an outcome I wished to see. It is rare that I find something that can toy with my emotions and make me like it but this one did just that. Just when I knew who to cheer for and who to hate, something would happen that would make me question everything I thought I knew. The intrigue kept the story fresh and interesting.

I can honestly say that this one completely blew me away. I stop my scale at 10 but this book deserves a much higher score. I will definitely be checking into this author’s other works and I hope to hear more about Lucas and Cronan in the future.

Tour Stop: Between by Clarissa Johal

Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for BETWEEN!
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Second Place – Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2012 
Clarissa Johal’s novel BETWEEN is a “haunting” paranormal novel that will have you on the edge of your seat!
How far would you go to redeem yourself?

About BETWEEN:

As a young girl, Lucinda was able to see spirits, a gift that didn’t come without its problems. Now, a dedicated young veterinarian, she is committed to the idea that every life can be saved.

After a devastating accident, Lucinda tries to escape her past by moving to a small town. There, she meets a newcomer and feels an immediate connection with him. But there is another mysterious stranger to the small town, one that stirs within her a mixture of unease and desire.

As Lucinda is drawn into a bitter tug-a-war from the forces around her, she is likewise pulled into a dangerous twist of past and present events. Forced to make difficult choices, she finds that the two men are locked in not only a battle for her life…but a battle for their salvation.

Book Details:

Title: BETWEEN
Author: Clarissa Johal

Genre: Paranormal
Publisher: Musa Publishing 
ISBN: 978-1-61937-459-1
Cover Artist: David Efaw
Number of Pages: 300
Purchase Links:

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About the Author:

Clarissa Johal has worked as a veterinary assistant, zoo-keeper aide and vegetarian chef. Writing has always been her passion. When she’s not listening to the ghosts in her head, she’s dancing or taking photographs of gargoyles. She shares her life with her husband, two daughters and every stray animal that darkens the doorstep. One day, she expects that a wayward troll will wander into her yard, but that hasn’t happened yet.

Find Clarissa Online:
*Member of the Author’s Guild
Coming May 19, 2015 from Permuted Press
VOICES, a paranormal psychological horror
STRUCK
(2014) Musa Publishing
*Indie Book of the Day Award
*Nominated for the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2014
BETWEEN
(2012) Musa Publishing
*Second place in the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2012
*Paranormal Reads gives BETWEEN 4 out of 5 Bats
PRADEE
(2010) CreateSpace
*Second round finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award Contest 2012
Short stories:
PIGEONS
Susurrus Literary Journal
THE ROPE
Susurrus Literary Journal
Non-Fiction:
A WAY OF LIFE
The Sacramento Bee newspaper

Praise for BETWEEN:

Paranormal Reads gives BETWEEN 4 out of 5 Bats

Escape Into a Book “I loved how original the idea was for this book, I haven’t read a book like this one…fast paced and kept my interest till the very end.”

MommaSez “Creepy, scary, haunting–just up my alley…gothic romance that makes the hair stand up on my neck!”

Musings from an Addicted Reader “It was haunting, unpredictable, and intriguing. All the characters were unique and draw you in from the first chapter. Excellent read.”

Shut Up & Read “I love a good ghost story, and this one did not disappoint…I’ve heard the saying painting a picture with words, and that is exactly what the author does here. Each sentence is vivid and alive.”

Happy Tails and Tales “I would recommend it to my fellow ghost lovers, Gothic lovers, and historical paranormal lovers alike. There are some interesting paranormal characters…I wasn’t expecting them…a really well done plot twist. ”

Demons Do it Better “Between kept me guessing. I had no clue where the story was going to end but I made a couple of guesses along the way and I was wrong.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How did you come up with the idea for BETWEEN?

Three years ago, I was working on a sequel to a fantasy novel when I had this weird “calling.” Two characters came to me in a rush; Lucas and Cronan from BETWEEN. They weren’t fantasy characters nor they didn’t fit into what I was writing but they wouldn’t go away. I kept setting them aside but they’d come back, stronger than ever. I put the fantasy sequel on hold, wrote non-stop for a month, and finished the first draft. That never happens! It usually takes me months to finish a first draft. A year later, my edits were finished, and two months later, BETWEEN was picked up by Musa Publishing. I’ve got my feet firmly planted in the Otherworld now, the ideas come faster than I can write them down.

What first inspired you to become a writer? And what compels you to continue your career as an author?

I wrote my first short story in grade six. I was asked by the teacher to read it aloud to the class, which terrified me. After I was finished, I realized that I actually had everyone’s attention! I was shy and we moved every year, so I was always the new kid. When you’re in that situation, it’s kind of like being invisible. Finding my voice through story-telling made me realize how powerful writing could be. As far as continuing—truthfully? I think I’d go nuts if I didn’t write.

What made you choose the genre of paranormal gothic horror?

I started out writing fantasy fiction. I was working on the second installment to my PRADEE series when there were two characters that kept showing up on the page, over and over. They didn’t belong in fantasy novel, nor did they belong in my story! But their backstory came to me so vividly, that I set aside my series and wrote my first paranormal novel, BETWEEN. I’ve been pulled into the Otherworld permanently now. The ideas come faster than I can write them down.

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Release Day Blitz: Summer Star by Lisa Swallow

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Title: Summer Star (Blue Phoenix, #1.5)
Author: Lisa Swallow
Release Date: February 18, 2015
 
 
Synopsis:
 
“I love the world we’re in, where you’ll always be my summer Sky. I could live here forever.”
 
Dylan Morgan has lived and breathed his life as lead singer of Blue Phoenix for eight years and now it’s suffocating him. On the verge of a breakdown, he cuts off his signature long-hair and walks away from the band.
 
Returning to a place from his childhood, Dylan’s life collides with Sky Davis, the girl who doesn’t know or care who he is. Usually girls fall at his feet in a star-struck heap, so Dylan is intrigued by and attracted to the girl who’d rather read about hot guys in books than succumb to his charms.
 
What follows is an unsuccessful battle to keep his rock star ego under control and his hands off Sky. The harder Sky fights her attraction to him, the harder Dylan tries to get her attention. But a girl like Sky needs more than a smouldering look and a bacon sandwich to win her over.
 
Dylan and Sky find themselves lost together in the fantasy of a holiday romance by the sea, but the reality of who Dylan is threatens to break the illusion at any moment.
 
This companion novella to Summer Sky is a RETELLING of part one of the book from Dylan’s point of view. Summer Sky MUST be read first.
***The novella can be read at any point after Summer Sky – it does not contain spoilers for the other books in the Blue Phoenix series and does not need to be read before Falling Sky.***
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The Blue Phoenix Series:
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Summer Sky (Blue Phoenix, #1)
Falling Sky (Blue Phoenix, #2)
Unplugged (Blue Phoenix, #3)
Rising (Blue Phoenix, #4)
 
Coming Soon:
Reverb (Blue Phoenix, #5)
Forever Sky (Blue Phoenix, #6)
 
About the Author:
Lisa is an author of new adult romance and writes both paranormal and contemporary, often with a side of snark.
In between running a business, looking after her family and writing, Lisa sometimes finds spare time to do other things. This often involves swapping her book worlds for gaming worlds. She even leaves the house occasionally. Lisa loves all things from the Whedonverse and preferred vampires before they sparkled.
Lisa has four books published: the ‘Butterfly Days’ series, and two in her urban fantasy series Soul Ties. She is currently working on a new contemporary romance series Blue Phoenix and the first book, Summer Sky is due for release in April. Lisa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia in 2001 and now lives in Perth in Western Australia with her husband, three children and dog.
Connect with Lisa: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE | GOODREADS
 

Tour Stop: Escucha Means Listen by Talia Aikens-Munez

From the mowing of the lawn to the splish-splashing of rain puddles, Talia Aikens-Nuñez’s bilingual picture book Escucha Means Listen introduces toddlers and babies to the sweet sounds around them.
Welcome to the blog tour for Escucha Means Listen by Talia Aidens-Nuñez.

Follow the tour and read about the book, read reviews, and make sure to enter the gift card giveaway!!

About Escucha Means Listen:

Take a journey through the world—just listening. Escucha Means Listen helps children discover sounds around them in English and Spanish.

Book information:Title: Escucha Means Listen

Author Name: Talia Aidens-Nuñez

ISBN-13: 978-1-61937-590-1

Genre: Fairy Tales, Multicultural, Family, Grade School, Animals

Read An Excerpt:

Buzz. Buzz. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)

Las abejas (The bees) circling the flowers.

Woosh. Woosh. What do you hear?

El viento (The wind) is whistling by.

Shh. Shh. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)

Las hojas (The leaves) are dancing on the trees.

Purchase Links:

Musa ($.99) Escucha Means Listen

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Bookaholic’s Review:

This is a cute book. The story focuses on the sounds that children hear in the world around them: bees, birds, trucks, rain… As you can see from the excerpt above, the English translation for the Spanish words are in parentheses after the word making it easy for the children (and parents) to learn the words in both languages.

I personally love bilingual texts like this. It gives some children the opportunity to celebrate their heritage and others the chance to increase understanding of the world around them. It warms my heart to see stories about children learning another language or even sign language in order to make new friends. One of my goals is to become multilingual and I encourage my children to learn other languages as well. (Right now, I’m studying Gaelic and my daughter is working on Spanish).

The illustrations in this book are absolutely beautiful. My favorite is the one depicting the wind- I love the colors in the background and the way the wind was illustrated. This is a five-star, young children’s book and even though my children are older, I luckily have nieces and nephews I can read to, so this one is going to rack up frequent reader miles.

About the Author:

Talia Aikens-Nunez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. It was raising her bilingual children that inspired Talia to write multicultural children’s books. Her family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water, so now they live on a river in Connecticut.

Find Talia Online:

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6581341.Talia_Aikens_Nunez

Amazon Author:

http://www.amazon.com/Talia-Aikens-Nu%C3%B1ez/e/B00AQ91SCE

http://talia-aikens-nunez.vpweb.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/taliaaikensnunezchildrenswriter

Twitter: @Talia_N

Link to Tour Schedule:

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Tour Coordinated by:

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Promotions Specialist and Media Contact at Musa Publishing amber.musa.ps@gmail.com

Owner of Sapphyria’s Book Promotions saphsbookblog@gmail.com

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Cover Reveal: Ascension by R.M. Gilmore

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R.M. Gilmore brings to an end the trilogy that introduced readers to a girl and a beast and all things in between. 

Coming March 17th, Asecnsion, the final piece to the novella trilogy, drags Lynnie to edges of her existence and back again.

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Trying to put Havana, Arkansas behind her, Lynnie is becoming a woman and learning to be the beast that dwells inside her. When old friends come back she must decide where she belongs in the world and learns letting go is harder than it seems. 

With Puck as her ally, Lynnie braves the world and becomes what she was always intended to be; vengeance. Yearning for acceptance she does the unthinkable and travels farther than she ever imagined and into dangers she never expected. 

In the final piece to her story, Lynnie learns just what it means to be Cu Sidhe

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