Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Belong to the Night - Bridget Blackwood/Wanton Wednesday


Humans can’t be made into Vampires. 
Elisavet Katsaros defied this belief by becoming the first human turned vampire in over three hundred years. Her transformation was an accident, but there’s no going back now. As an agent with the Interspecies Relations board, she’s better equipped than most to navigate the political world run by The Regis, Manias Artorias. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Vote for Broken Embrace by Dana Mason

Today's book spotlight is on Broken Embrace by Dana Mason! Broken Embrace is part of the Embrace Series of romantic suspense. It is up for a RONE Award on InD'Tale Magazine. 

The Past…

As childhood sweethearts, Brian and Melissa's plans were simple: finish school, get married, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, life didn’t go as planned. Melissa went away to college, and Brian married her best friend.

The Present…

Seventeen years have passed and Brian's stable family life has come crashing down around him. His wife’s a cheater, his teenage daughter is hiding things from him and Melissa is back in town to remind him of what he lost all those years ago.

Melissa’s returned home, ready to forgive and focus on her future, but that all changes the day she gets a desperate phone call from Brian’s daughter, Erin. Thrown back into Brian’s tumultuous life, Melissa struggles to move beyond the pain of his broken promise.

The Future…

While working together to save Erin from the evil web she’s caught in, Melissa and Brian fight to fix the past or face losing each other all over again.

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Brian stood with one hand on his daughter’s shoulder and one on his son’s, looking out over Erin’s bowed head. He felt like he’d been thrown back in time, back to a day he would never forget.
Their blond heads perfectly matched as they tilted toward each other in an iron embrace. He remembered the day like it was yesterday, the picture clear as the bright blue sky above. He knew right then—with every breath—he loved Melissa. Who gets this stuff at eight years old? He would’ve laughed at the idea if he had the energy. Who the hell understands what love is at eight? It didn’t make sense, but he couldn’t deny it.
Watching Melissa and Ali cry over their father’s coffin twenty-six years ago was so like today. There they stood, holding each other again, Ali’s hand reached out to Johnny’s, but her arm around Melissa, their heads together, crying all over again. He remembered how hard it had been for them both. He wanted to cry, too, and he did, for Ali and for Melissa. It hurt him in his soul to see the pain and tears in her eyes.
He looked again at Julie’s shining coffin glinting in the bright sun and wanted to kick himself for thinking about Melissa on this day, the very day he had to put his wife in the ground. If Julie could hear his thoughts, she would hate him. Ironically enough, so would Melissa. Melissa would never respect him, not after what he’d done to her, especially if she knew what he was thinking about now. 
How did we get here? How did so many things change since that day? Nothing had turned out the way he’d planned. Back then, and for years after, his future was sure. He never doubted where life would lead him. But how could he regret? How could he—as he stood there with his kids—regret his family? Regret his life to this point? Regret Julie? No, he didn’t, of course not, but regret Melissa? Yes, he regretted losing Melissa. He loved Erin and Cody with his whole heart. He’d loved Julie, too, but Melissa was different. He couldn’t explain it, just different than Julie. Melissa held a part of his soul. To this day, she still gripped it in her hands. That part of him had been missing the day he’d proposed to Julie, and every day since then. 
Melissa will always have it, even after she marries that jerk-off from Berkeley. Even then, she’ll still own a part of him. His stomach lurched at the thought of her with him, that puny, little clone with no heart or passion. Melissa was full of piss and vinegar, how long would it take this jerk to squash that out of her.
Is this what it felt like to Melissa? Had she felt this sinking, overwhelming sickness when she’d found out about him and Julie? Had she been living with it for all these years? Had her love for him been equal to his for her? He couldn’t remember if he’d ever told her how much he loved her. Did she know? Did that make everything harder for her? Did Julie understand how much he loved her? It’s too late to fix that—she’s gone—Jules is gone. Julie is dead! Did she understand how important she was to him? Even after the hateful things he’d said, he still loved her, and now she was gone.

+Dana Mason  is happily settled in a small valley amongst the California grapevines with her husband and three children. Author of the romantic

suspense, Embrace Series, she's written about a group of friends from Northern California who learn just how short life can be when you don't hold on to what's important. Second chances don't come easy...but sometimes love is worth the risk.

When not writing, Dana specializes in professional development and training. She's also a board member on the local Art's Council and does what she can to support the art community.

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Twitter: or @danamason06

Other Books by Dana Mason

Sarah Jennings wants nothing more than a quiet life--alone.

Raised by an eccentric mother, their life on the road only taught her how to run away from hard times. When she finds herself in an abusive relationship, this lesson serves her well.

Eight years later, she's settled back in her hometown and less fearful then she's ever been in her life. She's a first grade teacher, and with few friends and less family around, she has what she wants, a quiet life under the radar where she can be free of her past and live quietly. Until one night and one brutal act of violence changes everything. 

Injured and afraid, Sarah wants to run again, but Mark Summors refuses to let her go.

Mark was born and raised in Santa Rosa. He married his high school sweetheart and never questioned his life, until he found his wife with another man. Now divorced, he wants something more. He's passionate about his job, he wants to protect people, and he devotes his life to it. This time he's protecting more than just another client, he's protecting his future; at least, Sarah Jennings will be his future, once he convinces her she loves him.

When Sarah agrees to let Mark help, she doesn't anticipate just how important of a role he'll play in her future or how the violence in her past will come back to threaten them both.

A second divorce and a new baby wasn't the vision Alison Hayes had for her future. Now a single mother with two young boys, she wants to focus on her kids and what's left of her stagnant career. When Detective Johnny Rhay Bennett breezes into her life with his charming smile and country-boy accent, she's not interested. She doesn't need another man in her life, or another reason to make people talk.

Johnny Rhay doesn't believe in love at first sight, but after a one-night stand in paradise with Ali, he can't get her out of his head. With Nashville in his rear-view mirror, he's determined to make Ali his, even if it means moving to California. Ali's not easy, and she's living on just this side of bitter after her divorce, but Johnny doesn't care. He's up for the challenge. At least, he believes he's up for it until baby Micah is stolen right out from under his nose.

When Ali's faced with her worst nightmare, Johnny is the only person who can pull her out of her despair, forcing her to stay strong and not give up hope of finding her missing child.

Johnny has to keep it together and get that sweet little boy home safe before his dreams of having a family vanish too.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Promo: Passion & Danger 10 Tantalizing Tales

Authors: +Alexa Grace  , +Toby Neal , +Kristine Cayne , Dana Delemar, +Kim Hornsby author  , +Alicia Dean  , Pat White , +Lori Leger  , Diana Lane,  Christine M. Fairchild

Portion of Proceeds goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
** Ten award-winning, best-selling, full-length Romantic/Suspense novels with over 4,000 4- to 5-star Amazon reviews!
Ten Tantalizing Tales of Blood-Pumping Romance and Heart-Thumping Danger!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Blue Streak - Jules Barnard Blog Tour

Blue Streak
by Jules Barnard
The Blue Series #4

Publication Date: April 20, 2015 
Also in this series: True Blue 
Genres: ContemporaryNew AdultRomance 

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He’s hiding a secret. She won’t settle for less.

Nessa Villanueva is tired of watching Zach Elliott go through women, while keeping her strictly in the friend zone. What Nessa doesn’t know is that Zach secretly puts her on a pedestal.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Art of Losing Yourself: A Novel - Katie Ganshert

Christian Romance
Just like in my dream, I was drowning and nobody even noticed.

Every morning, Carmen Hart pastes on her made-for-TV smile and broadcasts the weather. She’s the Florida panhandle’s favorite meteorologist, married to everyone’s favorite high school football coach. They’re the perfect-looking couple, live in a nice house, and attend church on Sundays. From the outside, she’s a woman who has it all together. But on the inside, Carmen Hart struggles with doubt. She wonders if she made a mistake when she married her husband. She wonders if God is as powerful as she once believed. Sometimes she wonders if He exists at all. After years of secret losses and empty arms, she’s not so sure anymore.

Monday, April 20, 2015

That's A Lie - Victoria Klahr Blog Tour

CLP Blog Tours
Victoria Klahr will be on tour April 20-27 with her novel That's a Lie 

Seth is back. When he walked back into my life, it almost felt like the pieces of my broken heart could be fixed. I thought we could go back to being best friends, but then I started to feel what I had been blocking out for years. I tried. Boy, did I try! But once I started to let him in, I wanted nothing more than to cross that line from friendship into something more… Just when I think I can move on and let myself be happy, an ugly reminder from my past comes storming in and threatens to destroy the sliver of hope that’s been growing since Seth came back. Do I even deserve to be loved? “I’m not asking to fix your heart. I’m not asking to mend you. I love each and every shattered piece of you. I’m asking that you let me love you. Let me love each piece of your broken heart, and I swear to you I will make up for every heartache you have ever experienced.” I came back for Josie. I knew I’d have to fight for her, but with the loss of her dad and the truth about what happened with her and Blake, I quickly realized that making her mine was going to be a lot harder than I first thought. The problem is, I can’t pretend like she’s just my best friend. I can’t pretend I don’t want more. I’m willing to do anything to get her to admit she has the same passionate feelings for me, because I know once she opens up and stops lying to herself, I can show her what it really means to be loved. It’s a battle of wills, but my love for her is stronger than her will to stop me. So I fight for her. I fight because I know she deserves it. Please visit CLP Blog Tours for all the tour stops!

That's a Lie is a very fascinating story.  Josie has been through hell and back and dealing with several aftermaths in her life.  Seth her lifelong BFF is back and the push and shove between them and their potential relationship can drive you mad.  Seth is all in ready for the long haul.  He's protective, sweet and romantic whether he realizes it or not.  From beginning to end I was wrapped up in Seth and Josie's story rooting for the couple to make it though.
You don't have to read the first story to read this one but having not read the first one before I would highly recommend it.
I will say that this is an extremely explicit book compared to what I normally review.  I almost feel there should be a warning with the blurb.

I give That's a Lie...

4 Baskets

Author Bio: Victoria Klahr (pronounced “Claire”) lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with her husband and daughter, Stephen and Alexis. She loves her chug (Pug/Chihuahua), Bandit, and daughter to pieces. She is a huge and proud book nerd who looks at her bookshelf in admiration daily. When she’s not daydreaming about book boyfriends and fantasizing about being a badass heroine like Rose Hathaway, she’s busy doing schoolwork for her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and writing the stories that speak to her in her head. She loves peanut butter with Oreos, good friends, amazing gossip, driving in the middle of merge lanes, comedies, crude humor, pretending like she can dance, pretending like she can kick major ass, and a really, really good laugh.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Roanoke Author Invasion FUN! #RAI15

I've been sharing the authors coming to #RoanokeAuthorInvasion for a few weeks, right?
Let me tell you it was AMAZING.  One of my best weekends ever.
In a matter of 24-36 hours I got to meet 30 wonderful authors.
They were all super nice and I barely fangirled.
I did good with all but one.  Wendy Higgins caught me by complete surprise on Saturday morning.
So, yes I fangirled for all of a minute or so.
Wendy and I after the event.

LOL  I hope I was as composed as I thought the rest of the time.
Did I buy every book I wanted?  No...alas, I couldn't.
However I made out like a bandit and will just buy the rest next year!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lowcountry Boneyard - Susan M. Boyer Blog Tour

Susan M Boyer will be on tour April 13-May 11 
with her novel Lowcountry Boneyard

CLP Blog Tours

Where is Kent Heyward? The twenty-three-year-old heiress from one of Charleston’s oldest families vanished a month ago. When her father hires private investigator Liz Talbot, Liz suspects the most difficult part of her job will be convincing the patriarch his daughter tired of his overbearing nature and left town. That’s what the Charleston Police Department believes.
But behind the garden walls South of Broad, family secrets pop up like weeds in the azaleas. The neighbors recollect violent arguments between Kent and her parents. Eccentric twin uncles and a gaggle of cousins covet the family fortune. And the lingering spirit of a Civil-War-era debutante may know something if Colleen, Liz’s dead best friend, can get her to talk.
Liz juggles her case, the partner she’s in love with, and the family she adores. But the closer she gets to what has become of Kent, the closer Liz dances to her own grave.
Please visit CLP Blog Tours for all the tour stops!

Lowcountry Boneyard is an interesting mystery that slowly pulls you in. With quirky characters and deep south family secrets this is a fun read.  Liz and Nate are partners in business and together in life. They are able to figure out the clues left that the police missed. Colleen her bff on the other side is her cohort in all things and is the comic relief in the story. Lowcountry Boneyard is heart pounding race to find the killer before he/she finds Liz.
I give Lowcountry Boneyard...

4 baskets

 Susan M. Boyer is the author of the USA TODAY bestselling Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, won the 2012 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and garnered several other award nominations. Lowcountry Boneyard, the third Liz Talbot mystery, was released April 21, 2015. Susan loves beaches, Southern food, and small towns where everyone knows everyone, and everyone has crazy relatives. You’ll find all of the above in her novels. Susan lives in Greenville, SC, with her husband and an inordinate number of houseplants. Connect with Susan! Website: FB: Twitter: Pinterest: Goodreads: 

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Moon Crossed Episode 1 by Bella Roccaforte Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Tonight's featured Roanoke Author Invasion author is

Moon Crossed Episode 1
 ***in Kindle Unlimited***

Episode 1 of The Crescent Hunter Series, Moon Crossed:

Claire O'Conlan is a hunter, her kind were created to protect humans from feral werewolves. She's desperate to find a cure for the moon-touch. Until she does, the hunt won't stop. 

Despite being raised among supernatural creatures, Claire is determined to make college as normal as possible. But childhood habits die hard. She can't seem to stay away from the wolf-borne, and worse, she's falling in love with Cole Jackson, the big bad wolf. 

Hope(LESS) by Melissa Haag Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

We're in the final week y'all! 
Next up is Roanoke Author Invasion author

Gabby's brain is like a human fish finder. It comes in handy when she wants to avoid people. Mostly men. They seem to like her a bit too much. It's lonely being different, but she's adapted to it. Really. She just wishes she knew why she is different, though.

 In her search for answers, she discovers a hidden community of werewolves. She immerses herself in their culture, learning about their world until she meets Clay. He's unkempt, prone to mood swings, intense without saying a word, and he thinks Gabby is his.

It's going to take every trick she knows to convince Clay to go away, and every bit of willpower not to fall for him when she discovers the man beneath the rough exterior.

Judgement has begun...

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Melissa Haag currently resides in Wisconsin with her husband and three children. Touch is her first published novel. She is currently working on book three of a separate five book series. To learn more about her upcoming projects, visit her at: , and you can connect with her on: &

Thanks for the opportunity to share my work and the awesome Roanoke Author Invasion!

Melissa Haag

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Lure by Alyssa Rose Ivy Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Happy Easter night! Next up on the Roanoke Author Invasion author list is...
This book sounds awesome and can't wait to check it out in person!





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There's danger in the beauty...

Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That's how long it had been since I'd seen my winged hero— not that I'd been counting. I'd suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn't crazy and knew he didn't exist.

Into the Fire by Michele G. Miller Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

At fifteen, an accident turned my world upside down. Scarred in every way possible, I shut down, finding comfort by self-inflicting pain.

I’ve grown accustomed to the truths of my life, but I’m tired. 
Tired of this reality...
Tired of the need...
Of the pain... 
I’m weary of being this person...
Of being alone...
Though, I’m more afraid of letting someone in. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sarah's Premonition by T.R. Lykins Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

T.R. Lykins is up next on the Roanoke Author Invasion Features!
Today I'm sharing SARAH'S PREMONITION.
It looks and sounds amazing!

Waking up with a feeling of dread, Sarah Lynn Dean attempts to go on with her day. Getting closer to her destination she is overwhelmed with such feelings of pain and sadness. It causes her to make a spur of the moment decision. A decision that not only changes her course but her life forever.

One day can change forever.

The Secret World of Alaina Downs by Rebecca Rynecki Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Happy Friday y'all! Today's Roanoke Author Invasion featured author is
Rebecca Rynecki!
She's got 2 awesome books out and she graduated from Hollins University.

Title: The Secret World Of Alaina Downs

Author: Rebecca Rynecki

Genre: New Adult/Fantasy

Number of Pages: 252

When Alaina stumbles into a world that she only thought existed in her mind, she is understandably a little bit freaked out. Who wouldn't be? Characters that she had written down years ago are walking, and talking, and telling her that she is the only one who can save the princess and the kingdom of Isleen. Um...okay. As she travels down to the southern kingdom with Sir Gabriel, a really hot knight, she falls off horses, has an interaction with an evil witch, gets attacked by a sea creature, and even falls from lust into love.

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A graduate of Hollins University in southwestern Virginia, Rebecca now lives in the hills of Connecticut with her husband and young son. When she's not working as a librarian or plotting out the sequel, she bakes, dances around the house...and sings...really badly. The Secret World of Alaina Downs is her first book.

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Book two: The Knights Ill Thought Bargain

Two years have passed since Alaina and Gabriel left. Forty years have passed in Isleen. The king is dead. The queen's powers are weakening, and an evil sorceress is intent on furthering her own agenda. An agenda that involves a bargain that Gabriel made.

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Roanoke Author Invasion 
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Roanoke, VA
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