September 29, 2014

Release Day Launch + Giveaway // One Funeral by Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion

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It's the release day for One Funeral the second book in Kat and Stone Bastion's No Weddings Series. There is a special price for the release AND you can get the digital copy signed for a limited time!!! So check it out and make sure to enter the awesome giveaway!! :)


Synopsis


The stakes climb higher in this second book in the No Weddings Series for Hannah Martin, a woman restrained by her past, and Cade Michaelson, the man who could help set her free.

I’m drawn to Cade as he charms his way into more of my life and offers me something I truly haven’t ever had: a friend. Yet his humor, patience, and drop-dead sexiness take my breath away, and I know my heart is at risk. I want to move forward but am terrified I can’t.

Cade seems to have it together from his own devastating heartache. His subtle actions, however, suggest a different story. And even though he says he wants more, I wonder if he’s able to trust in our developing relationship.

As we navigate through our tangled feelings, we vow to take it slow. Yet no matter how careful we try to be, things between us intensify—and there’s nothing we can do, or want to do, to stop it.

But the biggest question remains: Is chemistry enough to move beyond the past and toward a future together?

PLEASE NOTE

Scorching (explicit) sex scenes.Fire extinguisher highly recommended.

*** The No Weddings Series Release Dates ***


No Weddings - Sep 8th
One Funeral - Sep 29th
Two Bar Mitzvahs - Oct 20th
Three Christmases - Nov 17th

One Funeral


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Excerpt


At the faux-funeral, Cade teases Hannah about bathroom trips…and other things…

We stepped out into the main room, which was done up just like a funeral viewing, from the spray of flowers at the front to the rows of uncomfortable-looking chairs. And of course, there was a huge ornate cross up on the dais, but then again, we were in a church.

Okay, this isn’t so bad. It’s a funeral.

After a quick scan of the room, I saw Cade. He looked miserable until the moment his gaze locked onto mine. Then he dropped his head, slumping in shame.

I burst out laughing.

Drawn to him, I crossed the room without a second thought. “Nice tie.”

He tugged at the bright collar at his neck, grumbling, “Don’t forget the cummerbund.”

“That’s nothing. Look at me.” I plucked at the shiny, pink fabric. “Isn’t this the most ghastly thing ever to be called a dress? It’s a monstrosity in taffeta.”

He backed up a step, making a show of visually drinking in my entire body from head to toe. “I don’t know, Maestro. All I see is a burlap bag.” His eyes flickered with heat. “And petticoats.”

My legs bounced with sudden excitement, and I forced air out of my lungs on a slow exhale. Cade did things to me—heated, body-rocking, mind-spinning things—and I wanted unlimited amounts of that kind of medicine tonight.

How ironic. I wanted some of Cade’s wild-and-crazy to calm me.

“I need you tonight, Cade. This whole” —I gestured frantically to my outfit, then his— “getup is freaking me out a little.”

He put firm hands on my shoulders, staring hard at me. “A little?”

I thought about the great strides I’d made in therapy and how what I believed became reality. I was stronger than a bridesmaid dress. I’d learned how to separate my present from my past in therapy, and there was no way I was going to let all of that progress unravel now.

Tonight, in a bright pink bridesmaid dress, I made a vow to myself to enjoy the present moment.

I tilted my head and shook it. “No, I’m okay. Even if what I’m wearing is a travesty.”

He pulled me closer and held me against his solid chest, wrapping his arms around me. “But I liked the whole ‘I need you’ part. What if I never leave your side tonight? Would that help?”

I nodded.

“Done.” He pulled back. “So to clarify the details, if I have to lift and hold your petticoats while you pee, will you lift and hold something when it’s my turn?” Wicked eyes glittered down at me.

I gaped. “You are not lifting anything of mine while I pee.”

“But I’m never leaving your side tonight.”

I cast him a sidelong glance, grumbling, “What did I just agree to?”

He chuckled, flagging down a waiter who held a tray of filled Champagne glasses. “Something very interesting from my point of view.” He grabbed two glasses. “Here, drink up. The night is young, and I intend to accompany you to no less than three bathroom trips.”

I jabbed an elbow into his ribs. “Pig.”

He coughed until his shoulders shook from laughter.

I swiped a glass from his hand and glared at him while I drank down the liquid courage, not yet caring that it would make his petticoat-lifting wishes come true.

He slid his hands into his pants pockets, rocking back on his heels, as the corners of his lips twitched. “Actually, I’ve been told I’m hung like a horse.”

I sputtered, choking on my Champagne.

He grinned. “Care to confirm?” He chugged his glass, a crime with the ten-dollars-per-swallow Cristal. “I’ll keep up with you. Then we’ll each fulfill our end of the bargain. Lift and hold. Keep practicing the technique in your mind.”

“I am not holding…there’s no way I’m touching…”

Cade grinned and leaned down, brushing his lips along my jawline. His hot breath fanned an erotic path up the side of my neck until a kiss caressed my ear. “My massive cock?”

My breaths came in short bursts, my heart racing. All I could think of now was Cade’s massive cock. And all I wanted to do was see it. Touch it.

I swallowed hard, trying to catch my breath as aching heat pulsed between my legs. When he pulled back, I stared at him. All I could manage was a nod.

What was I nodding to? That yes, I did want to touch it? My thoughts fuzzed.

“That’s right, Hannah. We both know you want to, now. I hope it’s the only thing you think about all night.”

Shoe and Boot PhotoMeet the Authors

Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.

A few factoids about the writing team…

Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.

Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.

Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.

Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.

Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at www.talktotheshoe.com, website at www.katbastion.com, and their Twitter accounts at https://twitter.com/KatBastion and https://twitter.com/StoneBastion for more information.

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September 26, 2014

Cover Reveal + Giveaway // Reluctant Prince by Dani-Lyn Alexander

Today we have a gorgeous cover reveal for Dani-Lyn Alexander’s Reluctant Prince. She’s also sharing an excerpt with us and hosting a giveaway!!! So make sure to keep reading and check all the goodies we have for tis awesome cover! :)

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Title: Reluctant Prince Kingdom of Cymmera Book One
Author: Dani-Lyn Alexander
Release Date: November 3, 2014

Betrayal lies cloaked in shadow. Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger. Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.

 Advance Praise for Reluctant Prince

"A gorgeously wrought fantasy realm with a heroine who will make you cheer!"

~Wendy Higgins, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.

Excerpt


Jackson clutched the stone wall of his chamber and gasped for air. What had just happened? He had returned to Cymmera, of that he was certain, but how? He hadn’t accessed the gateway. At least he didn’t remember opening it. A vision of her assailed him, beat at him, reminded him that he’d failed.

Oh, man. He was in trouble. He pushed away from the wall.

Images of his target taunted him.

He shoved a chair aside and tore through the pictures scattered across the table in a desperate search for salvation. There. He pulled the shot from the mess but found only condemnation. The long blond hair flowing behind her in the snapshot had not been visible to him, but there was no mistaking the deep blue of her eyes.

The pounding of a fist against the heavy wood door released him from whatever spell she’d cast.

“Jackson.” Another loud thud punctuated his name.

He struggled to get his bearings, tried to slow the racing of his heart. “Yeah, one minute.”

“Now. Your father wants to see you, immediately.”

Kai, his father’s most trusted warrior. He was in more trouble than he’d originally thought. Was it possible the king would sentence him to death for ignoring a direct order? Surely not without offering him a fair trial, or at least granting him the opportunity to explain. But what could he say? What explanation could there be for failing to deliver the girl? None.

“I won’t knock again.” The warrior would soon break down the door and drag him before the throne.

He crumpled the offending photo, the evidence of his disgrace, into a ball. Instead of tossing it in the trash as he’d intended, he shoved it into the small leather satchel he wore at his waist. With a deep breath, he released the latch and pulled open the door.

“Come.” Kai turned his back on him and strode purposefully down the corridor, their footfalls echoing through the silence of accusation.

The thought of escape taunted him, but he would never make it out of the castle. He had only recently completed his warrior training under Kai’s watch and would be no match for the seasoned soldier. Besides, Kai was a stickler for the rules. If he tried to run, the warrior would surely take him down, protégé or not.

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Meet the Author


Dani-Lyn Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping—especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include; Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.

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Release Day // A Fighter's Desire by L.P. Dover

A Fighter's Desire - Part 1


Two is always better than one.

What would you do if you were given the chance to spend the night with not one, but two fighters? Would you do it? Could you open yourself up to the pleasures they offered and do exactly what they said in order to pass on to the next round?

It was common knowledge that Ryley and Camden Jameson, well-known MMA fighters and identical twins, were just as aggressive and passionate in the bed as they were in the ring. The only problem was that if you didn’t pass their test on the first night, then you didn’t proceed to the next round. They loved a good fight, and that's what they got when they met Ashleigh Warren.

Ashleigh knew what was going to happen when the twins approached her with a proposition, and needless to say, she knew exactly how to handle them … or so she thought. The rules had changed, and in order to get them both she had to first spend one night with each and last until they were done with her. It was a proposition she couldn’t refuse, but she knew it wouldn’t be easy to win. However, it was one that she was going to enjoy.

A Fighter's Desire - Part 2


When you’re told to stay away from someone or something it only drives the urge to go after it more. In this case, that was exactly what happened. For years, Gabriella Reynolds—younger sister of MMA’s Heavyweight Champion, Matt Reynolds—was warned by him to stay away from his fighter friends; she deserved better and they would only break her heart.

Did she listen? Yes, for a while, but temptation can only consume you so much until you fall into its trap. There’s a certain fighter she’s interested in, and it just so happens that he’s her brother’s best friend, the only one that is completely off limits to her. However, she’s not the only one fighting temptation. Tyler Rushing can’t deny his attraction to her, but he’s afraid she’ll want more and he can’t give that to her. When he finds out that’s not the case … everything changes.

Secrets can be dangerous, but they can also be thrilling and intense. Gabriella and Tyler have no choice but to keep their time together a secret … and it’s a secret that’ll stay with them forever.



Excerpt - Part 1


“You don’t even know me,” I challenged. “Why do you want me to be your date? You saw me for one second when you were up in the ring. I could be the biggest bitch in the world for all you know.”
 “That could be true. If you want the honest truth,” he said, gazing down my body, “I saw you in that red dress and all I could think about was how hot it would be to fuck you in it.”
Holding in my gasp, I tightened my legs together to keep my clit from throbbing out of control. It pissed me off that my body responded to him, but it could also be because he was so close; brushing his heated body against mine, and smelling so amazingly delicious. The wild side of me wanted to tell him to take me right then and there, but the logical side wanted to slap the shit out of him.
“Do you honestly get women by saying stuff like that?” I asked dryly, without a hint of a smile.
His grin grew wider. “Most of the time. So what do you say? Do you want to be my date for the night … the whole night?”
Yes, my mind screamed at me.
“No,” I snapped, making his smug smile disappear. “I’m not one of your little groupies, Ryley, and I sure as hell am not going to beg for your attention like what you’re used to. You need to find someone else. I’m not interested.”
You just lied again, I scolded myself.
Turning on my heel, I headed for the door and opened it, only to be stopped by a hand grasping my arm and the door shutting quickly in front of me. “Don’t you see? I don’t want anyone else. I saw you and you are what I want.”
Laughing, I turned around and yanked my arm out of his hold. “Tell that to someone who’ll believe you, Ryley. I don’t fall that easily, especially for someone who hasn’t had to work for a woman. You’ll have to do much better than that.”
Or else I’m not going to play the game.

Excerpt - Part 2



Breathing hard, I stepped out of Tyler’s reach and started for the door, much to his dismay. “Why are you here, Gabriella?”
Keeping my back to him, I paused with my hand on the knob, and blew out a heavy sigh. “I told you. When I want something, I get it. I wanted to see you.”
“You’re walking a dangerous line, Gabriella. I don’t do relationships, and I don’t plan on starting … even if it is with you.”
I glanced at him over my shoulder. “Well, then I guess it’s a good thing I don’t want one with you either. Look, Tyler, I’m only here for the weekend. If you want to see me again you know how to find me. No strings, just you and me.”

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Meet the Author


USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.


Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

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Book Blast + Giveaways // Midnight Hunt (Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles #3) by Arial Burnz

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Title: Midnight Hunt (Bonded in Blood Vampire Chronicles Book #3) 
Author: Arial Burnz 
Genre: Paranormal Romance set in against a historic backdrop 
Published: August 6, 2013 
Publisher: Mystical Press    

Synopsis   


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Driven by the desire to have the true love she's experienced in her dreams, MONIKA KONRAD uses her magical skills to weave a love spell during the waxing of the moon. As if in response, a strangely familiar Vamsyrian enters her village looking for wolfsbane. Could he be her soul mate delivered to her by the Gods? Or is he the answer to her prayers to protect her and her grandmother from the werewolf that killed her parents?   


BRODERICK MAC DOUGAL is drawn to the powerful witch by a familiar force and a vision from the prophetess says Monika is the next phase in the prophecy. Rick makes the raven-haired wise woman his next pursuit to unravel this mystery of why she reminds him so much of his late wife, Davina. However, there are other supernatural forces surrounding her, exposing Rick to a darker side of this deal he made for immortality...and this enchanting nymph may be his salvation.   


Broderick's quest for answers causes a chain of events that starts a witch hunt, dooming both him and Monika to the fiery stake of judgment. And through these trials, they learn the Church has a new ally who is hunting down the members of the Army of Light.   

 Reader Advisory: This story contains some explicit love scenes, described using graphic and direct language. This story also contains explicit, scenes of violence and gore, so is not for the faint-of-heart. 


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The Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles

The Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles is a six-book paranormal fantasy series with strong romantic elements. Broderick “Rick” MacDougal never expected to find his soul mate, Davina Stewart, during his quest for revenge. Nor did he expect her immortal soul would be the price. Rick and Davina are two of three keys tied to a prophecy of redemption for all vampires. Clan enemy and the man he has sworn to destroy, Angus Campbell, is the fated third. If either Broderick or Angus die, their souls are destined for hell and Davina’s will be cast into oblivion. But the truth is more dire than any of them imagine. Davina’s soul does more than fulfill the prophecy. If the Vamsyrian King sacrifices her in an ancient ritual, he will end the prophecy and secure his immortality for all time.

   

Meet the Author


Arial Burnz photo ArialBurnz_zps86f48bb5.png Arial Burnz has been an avid reader of paranormal and fantasy for over thirty years. With bedtime stories filled with unicorns, hobbits, dragons and elves, she succumbed to crafting her own tales, penning to life the magical creatures roaming her dreams. Having a romantic husband who’s taught her the meaning of true love, she’s helpless to weave romance into her tales. Now she shares them with the world. Arial Burnz lives in Southern California, with her husband (a.k.a. her romance novel hero)—who is also, quite coincidentally, a descendant of Clan MacDougal.  

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Giveaways

Arial Burnz is giving away a TON†of stuff during this tour! Please use the Giveaway Tools entry widget to†be entered into the drawing. Each button will earn you more chances to win and you can keep coming back to earn more entries! All entrants will automatically become members of Arial's VIP Club, which is free to join and has many more benefits, such as exclusive contests like this one. These are the prizes for†the Character Reveal Tour featuring the characters in Midnight Conquest (Book 1)†- winners will be chosen on Sep 27, 2014:
Bonded By Blood Vampire Coaster Set
  • Vampire coaster set
  • 1 signed set of Books 1-3
  • $10 Amazon, B&N or iTunes gift card (winner's choice)
 

Tour Grand Prize

Arial is also giving away a single Grand Prize of...
        • A $100 Amazon, B&N or iTunes gift card - winner's choice
   
      • A signed set of Books 1-4 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles
 Winner will be chosen on 11/21/2014. Everyone who participated in any stops on the Midnight Eclipse tours (VIP Club members or not) will be entered for the grand prize drawing. The more you participate, the more chances you have to win. Use the Giveaway Tools buttons below to earn extra chances to win by tweeting, following and liking. For Official Contest Rules, click here.

September 25, 2014

Book Blitz // Stronger by Sarah Greyson


Stronger by Sarah Greyson
(The Unit #2)
Publication date: September 26th 2014
Genres: Erotica, Romance

Synopsis


Haunted by the loss of his beloved fiancée a year and a half ago at the hands of a terrorist cell, ex-Green Beret Rob Fabik doesn’t know how to let go. The sounds and sights of her death replay in his mind, and he tortures himself with the guilt he feels over not being able to save her life, distracting himself with alcohol and women.

Attending Harvard University, Lola Sardeson is a down-to-earth, rich girl who is tired of living under her father’s thumb. One night out with friends quickly turns into a nightmare as she is kidnapped from a busy Boston nightclub. Her nightmare intensifies as she learns that the Ortiz Cartel sells young, innocent girls into the sex-slave trade.

The Unit’s mission is to rescue Lola from the nefarious clutches of the Ortiz Cartel. From the instant Rob sees Lola, she touches something deep inside him, drawing out his protective nature. These feelings only serve to intensify the guilt he feels over losing his dead fiancée.

Forced by circumstance under the same roof, Lola inspires Rob to grow stronger. Can he suppress his feelings for Lola, or will guilt consume him alive? Can he forgive himself for not saving his fiancée? Can Rob save Lola and protect her from the greedy hands of the Ortiz Cartel?

Intended for mature audience 18+ for sexual language and violence.

This book can be read as a standalone.


Meet the Author

Sarah is an Amazon Best Selling Author. She lives in Virginia with her husband, two children, and four spoiled animals. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Communications with a concentration in Professional Writing and her Master's Degree in Education.

When she is not writing or spending time with her family, she loves reading sizzling romantic suspense novels that make her blush. She loves a glass of pinot grigio, back-yard barbecues with friends and family, and helping her kids with their homework (in that order).

Her interests span all genres: from Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen to Slave by Shari Hayes to The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama XIV. Sarah's favorite genres are contemporary romantic suspense and erotic suspense; the types of novels she crafts. While the concepts are familiar and comfortable, she brings her own unique story and personality to everything she writes. She loves the feeling of crafting a spicy, action-packed novel. Writing is her passion. She wants to leave her readers breathless after experiencing the intense ride that is her novel.

Book Blast + Giveaways // Midnight Captive (Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles #2) by Arial Burnz

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Title: Midnight Conquest (Bonded in Blood Vampire Chronicles Book #1) 
Author: Arial Burnz 
Genre: Paranormal Romance set in against a historic backdrop 
Published: May 27, 2011 
Publisher: Mystical Press

Synopsis

Masked in a Gypsy guise, Broderick MacDougal hides his vampiric identity while seeking to destroy the man who slaughtered his family. When an old Clan rival ensnares Broderick in a trap using an enticing widow, he is compelled to discover if she is bait or an accomplice, and the cinnamon-haired beauty is his next conquest.   Widow of an abusive husband, Davina Stewart-Russell clings to the only image that gave her strength during those dark times—the Gypsy rogue who stole her heart as a youth. After nine years, she is finally face-to-face with him again, but reality clashes with fantasy as she is confronted with Broderick’s passionate pursuit.   When Davina’s past comes back to haunt her, Broderick is forced to reveal a dark secret worse than anything Davina thought possible. The challenge before them has fatal risks and neither of them is prepared for the sacrifices expected for the sake of eternal love.


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The Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles

 The Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles is a six-book paranormal fantasy series with strong romantic elements. Broderick “Rick” MacDougal never expected to find his soul mate, Davina Stewart, during his quest for revenge. Nor did he expect her immortal soul would be the price. Rick and Davina are two of three keys tied to a prophecy of redemption for all vampires. Clan enemy and the man he has sworn to destroy, Angus Campbell, is the fated third. If either Broderick or Angus die, their souls are destined for hell and Davina’s will be cast into oblivion. But the truth is more dire than any of them imagine. Davina’s soul does more than fulfill the prophecy. If the Vamsyrian King sacrifices her in an ancient ritual, he will end the prophecy and secure his immortality for all time.

Meet the Author

Arial Burnz has been an avid reader of paranormal and fantasy for over thirty years. With bedtime stories filled with unicorns, hobbits, dragons and elves, she succumbed to crafting her own tales, penning to life the magical creatures roaming her dreams. Having a romantic husband who’s taught her the meaning of true love, she’s helpless to weave romance into her tales. Now she shares them with the world. Arial Burnz lives in Southern California, with her husband (a.k.a. her romance novel hero)—who is also, quite coincidentally, a descendant of Clan MacDougal.
 

Giveaways

Arial Burnz is giving away a TON†of stuff during this tour! Please use the Giveaway Tools entry widget to†be entered into the drawing. Each button will earn you more chances to win and you can keep coming back to earn more entries! All entrants will automatically become members of Arial's VIP Club, which is free to join and has many more benefits, such as exclusive contests like this one. These are the prizes for†the Character Reveal Tour featuring the characters in Midnight Conquest (Book 1)†- winners will be chosen on Sep 27, 2014:

Bonded By Blood Vampire Coaster Set
  • Vampire coaster set
  • 1 signed set of Books 1-3
  • $10 Amazon, B&N or iTunes gift card (winner's choice)
 

Tour Grand Prize

Arial is also giving away a single Grand Prize of...


  • A $100 Amazon, B&N or iTunes gift card - winner's choice
  •    
  • A signed set of Books 1-4 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles
  •   Winner will be chosen on 11/21/2014. Everyone who participated in any stops on the Midnight Eclipse tours (VIP Club members or not) will be entered for the grand prize drawing. The more you participate, the more chances you have to win. Use the Giveaway Tools buttons below to earn extra chances to win by tweeting, following and liking. For Official Contest Rules, click here.

    September 24, 2014

    Cover Reveal // Stay (The Empire Chronicles #3) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

    We are very excited to bring you the cover for Alyssa Rose Ivy's STAY! STAY is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and the third book in Alyssa's The Empire Chronicles Series. STAY will be releasing October 20, 2014!!

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    Synopsis


    Nothing could possibly get worse. Everything and everyone that could be in jeopardy already is, and Jared knows that he is The Society's only hope. If he doesn't find a way to escape he fails everyone including Vera, the bear shifter he can't seem to get out of his head.

    Casey and Toby are in love. Head over heels in love, but is their love strong enough to survive a magic so powerful that Casey's mind is no longer in her control?

    Vera will do anything to help her sister, and unfortunately that means she is well acquainted with Jared, the most frustrating man she has ever met. Now she has to find a way to fight her annoyance and growing attraction long enough to help save Levi and Allie.

    Racing against the clock, all four must face their greatest fears to save The Society and all the people they love.


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    Meet the Author

    Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.


    Book Blast + Giveaways // Midnight Conquest (Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles #1) by Arial Burnz

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    Title: Midnight Conquest (Bonded in Blood Vampire Chronicles Book #1)
    Author: Arial Burnz
    Genre: Paranormal Romance set in against a historic backdrop
    Published: May 27, 2011
    Publisher: Mystical Press  

    Synopsis

      Masked in a Gypsy guise, Broderick MacDougal hides his vampiric identity while seeking to destroy the man who slaughtered his family. When an old Clan rival ensnares Broderick in a trap using an enticing widow, he is compelled to discover if she is bait or an accomplice, and the cinnamon-haired beauty is his next conquest.

    Widow of an abusive husband, Davina Stewart-Russell clings to the only image that gave her strength during those dark times—the Gypsy rogue who stole her heart as a youth. After nine years, she is finally face-to-face with him again, but reality clashes with fantasy as she is confronted with Broderick’s passionate pursuit.

    When Davina’s past comes back to haunt her, Broderick is forced to reveal a dark secret worse than anything Davina thought possible. The challenge before them has fatal risks and neither of them is prepared for the sacrifices expected for the sake of eternal love.

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    The Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles

    The Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles is a six-book paranormal fantasy series with strong romantic elements. Broderick “Rick” MacDougal never expected to find his soul mate, Davina Stewart, during his quest for revenge. Nor did he expect her immortal soul would be the price. Rick and Davina are two of three keys tied to a prophecy of redemption for all vampires. Clan enemy and the man he has sworn to destroy, Angus Campbell, is the fated third. If either Broderick or Angus die, their souls are destined for hell and Davina’s will be cast into oblivion. But the truth is more dire than any of them imagine. Davina’s soul does more than fulfill the prophecy. If the Vamsyrian King sacrifices her in an ancient ritual, he will end the prophecy and secure his immortality for all time.

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    Meet the Author


    Arial Burnz has been an avid reader of paranormal and fantasy for over thirty years. With bedtime stories filled with unicorns, hobbits, dragons and elves, she succumbed to crafting her own tales, penning to life the magical creatures roaming her dreams. Having a romantic husband who’s taught her the meaning of true love, she’s helpless to weave romance into her tales. Now she shares them with the world. Arial Burnz lives in Southern California, with her husband (a.k.a. her romance novel hero)—who is also, quite coincidentally, a descendant of Clan MacDougal.  

     

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    September 23, 2014

    Release Day // The Blood Lily Chronicles by Julie Kenner

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    Julie Kenner is releasing all three books in her Blood Lily Chronicles into one boxset! You can get your hands on all three books for just $4.99 for a limited time only, so if you love urban fantasy, make sure to get your hands on it today!
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    About TAINTED (Book 1)

    From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) …

    "Can I just say that dying sucks?"

    So begins the first installment of the Blood Lily Chronicles, an urban fantasy romance which introduces readers to Lily Carlyle, a tough-talking bad girl who's been chosen to save the world, and Deacon Camphire, the darkly sensual man whose words seduce her, but whose actions suggest he’s hiding secrets of his own.

    "A wonderful balance between urban fantasy and paranormal romance. A casual, catchy first-person point of view peppered with slightly more four-letter-words than the genre usually bears, mingled with a kick-ass heroine and a dangerous, smoking-hot hero makes for an excellent read." The Discriminating Fangirl

    When Lily Carlyle set out to kill a child molester, she never expected to die and be resurrected as an assassin. Especially not as an assassin charged with fighting the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good against evil. It’s the key into heaven, she’s told. And in light of her sins, without that key, she’s doomed to an eternity of suffering.

    But even in the demon world it’s sometimes hard to tell your ally from your enemy. And when Lily finds out the truth . . . well, there really will be hell to pay.



    About Julie Kenner

    Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

    Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

    Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries. J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.



    Release Day + Review + Giveaway // Scarlett Red (Part 2) & Mister Black (Part 1)



    Title: Scarlett Red
    Series: In the Shadows #2
    Author: P.T. Michelle
    Release Date: September 23, 2014

    Synopsis

    Mister Black swept in and out of my life like a tornado, leaving me twisted up and forever changed in his wake.

    And now that my life is finally back on track, I need to move on, despite the many reminders of our time together.

    But our pasts are only as far away as the shadows we hide behind, and sometimes those shadows grow darker, converging on the present in the most insidious way.

    He is Black: a stealthy hunter and rainbow master.

    I am Red: a truth seeker and desire keeper.

    Together we are obsession. Passionate colors destined to be drawn together.

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    Review

    And we've arrive to Part 2 ... If you haven't read Part 1, Mister Black, then you must, it's actually essential that you do so. You'll need to know all the details to figure out what's going on. Well, you did it again, I was completely in awe with this one and of course, left wanting more.

    After that ending we got in Mister Black, it's three years later and Talia & Sebastian have yet to cross paths again. Talia was left with so much turmoil with Sebastians quick departure and learning that he was a Navy SEAL, three years later, she knows that she has to move on with her life. After calling off her engagement with a cheating douchebag, she's without a job, but is now an author and needs to find some inspiration. She heads on a little vacation at a resort that her aunt insists she goes on. Talia's said she'd go only under one condition; if her BFF, Cass, goes with her. All was set until Cass gets an opportunity of a lifetime that'll further her photography business. And that's when Bash enters the picture, yet another man that's full of mystery. Oh you know, another piece to this puzzle. He exudes sexiness and Talia can't help, but be constantly reminded of Sebastian, trying to keep all of that in the back of her head, she also tries to keep her distance from Bash. Having Bash around and ironically popping wherever she is, can she move past Sebastian and give someone else a chance?

    To add more to the mystery and suspense, Bash is on job at the resort, which I wish I could tell you more about, but that would just give away things too easily. He's a sexy man and knows what he wants, and all eyes lead to Talia. Just read the book, you'll learn to love the guy and probably find him frustrating at the same time.

    Man oh man, FLAWLESS! Granted that I like to see Part 1 & 2 as one book, this plot is simply amazing and intriguing. There's so much suspense, not just about what Talia is trying to figure out, but also piecing together who the hell Bash is. He's one of those people you squint your eyes with a very deep suspicion for. It's no mystery that this strong attraction is present between Talia and Bash, but she refuses to act on it ... thanks a lot Sebastian ... lets ruin the fun for everyone, why don't we.

    I have no idea how you do it, Michelle. The gears were just turning constantly inside my head, trying to keep up with everything. All while trying to solve every little piece that you intricately laid out this one. And you did it again with getting me right to the edge, seeing that glow at the end of the tunnel and BAM ... we have to wait for Part 3 ... sigh. 

    There's one scene I really wanted to talk about because it's my absolute favorite and it really portrays some awesome writing talent. After witnessing a beautiful sunset, Talia was asked to describe it. And man, I was just left in complete awe of this ... maybe it was just me that felt that way ... but I hope not!
    "The sun's a ball of fire sitting on the edge of the world, ready to slip into the night. Though its brightness can never really be contained, only hidden from view, the last rays of the day reflect off the water in shades of orange, purple and pink. Sparks of yellow skip along the wave's crests like dancing fireflies. And in the deeper waters, fiery red-orange veins in the dark, rolling waves in thick ribbons of molten lava."
    I'm not an expert on writing, but to me, this is pure talent. To have an author already writing an amazing storyline and pouring everything they got into their work, and then adding another element of her writing; it just ... I have no words to explain it. As amazing of writer she already is, I know there's so much more to her writing than we've all read. And I definitely look forward to whatever she brings to our beloved romance world.
    "You have a gift. Never stop writing. That was perfect."
    I'll literally be sitting on pins and needles until we have the third installment of this series!

    MY RATING (5) :








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    Synopsis

    We all have someone who crossed our path and fundamentally changed us. That one person who blew through our lives, their presence forever stamped on our psyche. They linger in our thoughts, in our hearts, and in the decisions we make. A soul crusher or a dream maker, depending on the perspective.

    My person is MISTER BLACK.

    I didn’t know him by that name when I first met him.

    I didn’t know him at all, but the impression he left behind was just as powerful as the name I call him today.
    He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer.

    I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant.

    Together we are passion. Colors colliding through each other’s lives.

    When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter,
    stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk.



    Review

    Well, I wish I discovered this little series a lot sooner, it didn't take me very long to be completely intrigued by Talia and Sebastian. It's definitely a sexy read that'll leave you asking for more.

    During Talia's lowest point in her life, she ends up lost in a different part of town. Almost nearing a panic attack, a blue & brown eyed stranger comes out of nowhere; someone she quickly feels safe around. And believes that she can trust him. Meeting this 'stranger' and the gift that he gave her, set her life on a new path; one with hope. Eight years later, she pulled her self through and could never get that kind 'stranger' out of her thoughts. Now in college pursuing journalism, she is now and answer seeker. And a current project is what sets her to go to any length to figure out the truth.

    Sebastian is a man you'll have plenty of questions for; he's a complete mystery. Upon that chance of meeting young Talia, he wanted to help out this poor girl. He gave her something that could help her out financially. After that moment, they don't cross paths until 8 years later. Will they recognize each other? After all this time will they remember one another?

    There are times when the female character can be a bit on the irritating & irrational side of things, but thankfully that's not what we got with Talia. She's a strong character and has managed to pull herself through a shitty dealt hand, growing up. No matter how far she seems to get in her life, the shadows are slowly creeping up behind her. And Sebastian just might be the end of the rainbow that she needs. Of course, there were some plenty frustrating moments with her decision making, but I just kept saying to myself that it'll all be okay in the end.

    Oh, Sebastian! He's just all ... I don't even know how to explain it. He's one of those guys that likes to be in control of things, but can be very caring and sweet, as well! I'd just be in a daze from listening to this guy talk. With a past of his own, can he manage to keep his dark side at bay, all while being there completely for Talia? Some things are worth waiting for, right? Is there a deadline for waiting?

    The pace of this book is surprisingly amazing! For how short it is, Michelle managed to stretch things out quite a bit and kept you interested the whole time. From page to page, you're dying to know what happens next. You're constantly on the edge of your seat with so many questions going through your head, wondering if this or that will happen? As a reader, you're going to create a dozen scenarios of what you want to happen between Talia and Sebastian. Right when you think things are going perfectly and can't see how anything could end badly, she goes and leaves you hanging!

    I am 100% a fan of yours, I tweeted you as soon as I finished both of the books! I can't wait to see what's in store for Talia and Sebastian!

    MY RATING (5) :










    Meet the Author

    P.T. Michelle is the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and International Best Selling author of the New Adult/Contemporary romance serial IN THE SHADOWS, the YA/New Adult crossover series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, and the romance series: BAD IN BOOTS, KENDRIAN VAMPIRES and SCIONS (listed under Patrice Michelle). She keeps a spiral notepad with her at all times, even on her nightstand. When P.T. isn't writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.

    Release Day Launch + Giveaway // Stay With Me by J. Lynn

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    We are so pleased to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's Stay With Me! It's a New Adult contemporary romance being published by Avon (William Morrow), an imprint of HarperCollins, and is a part of Jennifer's With You Saga!

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    Synopsis

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You and Be with Me comes a daring tale that pushes boundaries . . .

    At 21, Calla hasn't done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

    But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

    Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn't give them her mom.



    Excerpt

    As I lay there, trying to swallow a loud, obnoxious yawn, I remembered something he’d said when we first met, about life being too short. I imagined he had firsthand experience with shortened lives while he was serving. That mentality came from experience. I got that now. Could even understand it, but there was something I didn’t understand.

    “Why?” I asked.

    There was a beat. “Why what?”

    Jax sounded tired, and I should shut up or point out that I was now tired and could sleep, so he could leave. But I didn’t. “Why are you here? You don’t know me and . . .” I trailed off, because there really wasn’t anything left to say.

    A minute went by, and he hadn’t answered my question, and then I think another minute ticked on, and I was okay with him not answering because maybe he didn’t even know. Or maybe he was just bored and that was why he was here.

    But then he moved.

    Jax pressed against my back, and the next breath I took got stuck in my throat. My eyes shot open. The sheet and blanket were between us, but they felt like nothing.

    “What are you doing?” I asked.

    “Getting comfortable.” He dropped an arm over my waist, and my entire body jerked against his. “It’s time to sleep I think.”

    “But—”

    “You can’t sleep when you talk,” he remarked.

    “You don’t need to be all up on me,” I pointed out.

    His answering chuckle stirred the hair along the back of my neck. “Honey, I’m not all up on you.”

    I freaking begged to differ on that point. I started to wiggle away, but the arm around my waist tightened, holding me in place.

    “You’re not going anywhere,” he announced casually, as if he wasn’t holding me prisoner in the bed.

    Okay. The whole prisoner thing might be melodramatic, but he wasn’t letting me up. Not when he was getting all kinds of comfy behind me.

    Oh my God, this was spooning. Total spooning. I was spooning with an honorary member of the Hot Guy Brigade. Did I wake up in a parallel universe?

    “Sleep,” he demanded, as if the one word carried that much power. “Go to sleep, Calla.” This time his voice was softer, quieter.

    “Yeah, it doesn’t work that way, Jax. You have a nice voice, but it doesn’t hold the power to make me sleep on your command.”

    He chuckled.

    I rolled my eyes, but the most ridiculous thing ever was the fact that after a couple of minutes, my eyes stayed shut. I . . . I actually settled in against him. With his front pressed to my back, his long legs cradling mine, and his arm snug around my waist, I actually did feel safe. More than that, I felt something else—something I hadn’t felt in years.

    I felt cared for . . . cherished.

    Which was the epitome of dumb, because I barely knew him, but feeling that, recognizing what the warm, buzzing feeling was, I fell right asleep.

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    Meet the Author

    # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

    Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

    She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

    September 22, 2014

    Book Blitz // From Gods by Mary Ting


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    Blurb


    Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day? It’s not from Mother Nature. It is most likely from Mason Grand, swoon-worthy demigod, one of Zeus’s descendants.

    Skylar Rome is supposed to be having the best summer ever before she heads off to college. Little did she know, her whole life was about to change while visiting her cousin. Nearly drowning at the beach due to unknown forces, one of the Grand brothers she’d just met, Mason, saves her life. Cool, collected, mysterious, and dangerously good-looking, Skylar is drawn to him from the start. Though she knows he is the type of guy good girls stayed away from, it seems he is always saving her life, and the attraction was inevitable.

    Upon meeting the brothers, strange things begin to happen. When she accidentally kills one of the brothers, it throws her life into turmoil, as they search to find the answers. Implausibly, she gets caught up in a world of the descendants of ancient gods, all who have super powers. Not only is her discovery difficult to accept, evil beings are after her. Running out of time and running for her life, she must unravel a mystery. What do they want from her? Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will she find the answers, or will she die trying?

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    Available for Pre-order for an October 12th release

    Blurb

    A mysterious stranger enters Skylar’s inner circle, throwing her life out of balance. As secrets are revealed, she learns of the New Olympus; a dwelling for the descendants of the Gods. The Grand family must strive to work together with these descendants to discover the key to their recue from the clutches of the growing evil vultures of Hades. As the threat increases, Skylar must learn to control her newfound powers before it’s too late.




    Meet the Author


    Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed