Lost Wolf (Curse of the Moon, #1) by Stacy Claflin

Stacy Claflin book coverTitle: Lost Wolf (Curse of the Moon, #1) by Stacy Claflin
Publication date: July 17th 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:

She’s hiding a dark secret. It already killed her once.

Victoria can’t wait to start college, but there’s a hitch—she can’t remember anything before arriving on campus. Her memories spark when she sees her ruggedly handsome math professor, but she senses something horrific. The shock on his face affirms her fears.

Toby is an alpha wolf who never thought he’d see his true love again—not after she died in his arms. Nothing could have prepared him for her walking into his class. But to his dismay, not only has she forgotten what happened, she doesn’t even know who she is.

He’s determined to do whatever it takes to restore what they’ve lost. Can Toby help Victoria recover her memories, or will he lose her forever? Continue reading

Gypsy Love by Angela McPherson & Lynn Vroman

Gypsy Love coverTitle: Gypsy Love by Angela McPherson & Lynn Vroman
Publication date: June 28th 2016
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:

Two centuries ago, Adrian vowed to seek revenge against the Gypsy woman who bound his spirit for eternity. Despite how far under the dirt Miryah Kotorara’s bones lay, he won’t stop tormenting the Kotorara bloodline. The person doesn’t matter, only the name.

Until her.

Dr. Mia Kotorara has spent the last ten years trying to forget her Gypsy heritage. Ostracized by her family and emotionally damaged, Mia throws herself into her work to fill the void. She forgets everything from her past—except for the man who solely exists in her dreams.

When reality and dreams collide, Adrian and Mia find something they never expected. Love.

Magic will bring them together, but it may not be enough to mend Mia’s broken heart and Adrian’s lust for revenge.

The Kotorara curse is never satisfied.

As the curse threatens everything they have overcome, Adrian and Mia must fight to save what matters most—each other. Continue reading

Chatting with Lila Felix

Photo of Lila FelixAn interview with author Lila Felix.

What would you be doing right now if you were not an author?

If I were not an author, I would still be editing books for indie authors and loving every second of it.

5 years ago: what were you doing?

Five years ago, I was working nights at Wal-Mart in their cash office, counting tons of money every night.

Do you have a certain writing ritual?

My writing ritual is to listen to some inspiring music for about a half hour or read some before starting. After that, I try to write whenever I can, sneaking in the time gaps in our schedules.

What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?

My toughest criticism has been that my endings aren’t always what the reader expected. I see this as a criticism and a compliment. I don’t really want to write what everyone expects.

Ever fangirled over another author? Who was it?

Absolutely! I’ve totally fan-girled over so many authors. I’m first and foremost a reader after all! It was actually Shelly Crane. I flew to Florida to see her and wigged out hard.

Is there an author you’d like to meet?

I would love to meet Jay Asher. 13 Reasons Why is a book that continues to impact my life every day. It makes me think about who I am and how I treat others in every situation. He’s a brilliant author. I’d probably faint.

Biggest writing pet peeve?

My biggest writing peeve is that horrible little word count box at the bottom of the page. Once I learned to make that sucker go away, I was in heaven.

Do you read other’s reviews of your books?

I read other’s reviews of my books in the first month of their release. After that, I check them every 6 months or so. It can be painful and humbling to see what others think of our books. Continue reading

Kylie Lehman Presents, The 13th Brigade

Book cover 13th BrigadeTitle: The 13th Brigade by Kylie Lehman
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

The Light bore her.

The Earth whittled her.
The Air swayed her.
The Water cleansed her.
The Fire renewed her.

And after thirteen lifetimes, her blood still condemns her…

As the final battle between her ancient enemies and her kin rages around her, Ren must decide if it will be her first great love, or the great man who has loved her since the first, who will sacrifice their last life on Earth to bring the truth to light to save a world teetering on the brink of eternal darkness.

This second installment of The Rosefire Trilogy by Ky Lehman: a series The 13th Decentcreated for all young adults at heart, answers many of the questions raised in Book 1, THE 13TH DESCENT, as the individual battles of Ren, Josh, Mike and the Tor all come to a head as they wage their final war against humankind’s greatest threat. Ren also must cross swords with the traitorous Tor Princess, Avira, who is determined to claim Mike as her own, so they can live, and forget, together under the Bloodstones dictatorship of the new world: a darkness Ren and The 13th Brigade will fight until their last breath to save Mike, Josh, and the people of Earth from enduring.

The third and final book in The Rosefire Trilogy, THE 13TH RISING, is in the making, and will be coming…soon…

About the Author

KY LehrmanKY LEHMAN is a novelist, a children’s author, a teacher of swimming and water safety and a swim school owner, wife to her high school sweetheart and the proud mother of their three very tall sons. She lives in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia with her husband and their children where she is currently writing the third book in The Rosefire Trilogy, THE 13TH RISING.

Connect with the author Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

Click to watch the trailer.

Book Merchandising

 

 

Melissa Limoges presents Winter Solstice Run #3

Winter SolsticeTitle: Winter Solstice Run #3 (Black Hills Wolves #33) by Melissa Limoges
Published by: Decadent Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 11/20/2015
Length: 23K/78pgs

Synopsis

Patience is a virtue…a lesson Stephen Dorsett has learned over the years, wooing his mate. He loves the prickly woman with all his heart, but he’s keeping a secret from her—one that will soon change the entire dynamic of their relationship.
Kate Matthews has a secret of her own, but she’s reluctant to share her surprise with Stephen. With her mate spending too many long hours and late nights at work recently, Kate begins to second-guess Stephen’s commitment to her.
One simple misunderstanding, fueled by insecurities and doubts, is all it takes to throw Kate and Stephen off course. Will they allow their secrets to pull them apart, or make their love stronger?

Continue reading

10 Things to do in Houston

Michelle K. Pickett shares 10 things to do in Houston.

When I first saw the topic for this post, I immediately started writing about Michigan, which is an awesome place to visit. It’s where I was born and raised, so even though I’ve been in Texas for nearly nine years, I still think of it as home. So I can probably give you a handful of things to do without stopping to think… so if you want my take on Michigan, email me. ☺

Everything we do in Houston, or the area, is family oriented, so if you’re looking for fun, nightlife stuff… I got off that train a while ago. LOL.

So here are ten fun things, or places, in Houston or the surrounding area that my family enjoys…

  1. The downtown aquarium. It’s AWESOME. I put it first because I think it’s my favorite place to visit. I love going with my son, who plans to go to school for marine biology. He can narrate the different species of fish in each exhibit. Not only is the aquarium an incredible place for our family to visit (and eat. The dining room is beautiful), but it gives us an opportunity to connect with our son about something he loves… so that makes the aquarium amazing by itself.
  2. Okay, what list of fun things would be complete without visit to the zoo? We buy a yearly membership so we can visit whenever we’d like. We usually pack a picnic to eat on the lawn. Our zoo just opened a new Gorilla exhibit that’s really nice. It has a children’s zoo that is great. There’s a giraffe feeding area (love this!), and finally, the thing I love most, a bat habitat.
  3. Nasa! The Johnson Space center is located near Houston. We love visiting. You can walk into a real shuttle, feel a moon rock, and they always have some kind of exhibit that kids (and adults!) will love. There’s also a Tram ride through the grounds
  4. The Woodlands Waterway is a touristy thing to do. The Woodlands is just a little drive from Houston. It has shopping, restaurants, the boathouse, movies, there’s always something cool going on at the Pavilion and more.
  5. Sea World isn’t in Houston, but I couldn’t leave it off my list. It’s just cool. We don’t make it there often, but we have an awesome time when we do.
  6. Houston Museum of Natural Science has a little bit of everything, including a planetarium, and a butterfly exhibit, which is where you’ll find me hanging out and relaxing with the hundreds of butterflies and the awesomely cool praying mantis. The only thing that would make it better? Bats! Which brings me to number seven…
  7. Want to see 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats? Well, yeah! Every night bats fly from the Waugh Bridge near Buffalo Bayou to eat their fill of mosquitos. I love bats! Oh, and if you go early while people are still out and about, you can scare the crap out of them by making the bayou burp (Located in Buffalo Bayou, beneath the Preston Street Bridge.)
  8. The Children’s Museum is the first place my family visited when we moved to the Houston area. They loved getting to touch and use the exhibits. It’s a great interactive place to take your kids, they get the excitement of things like the robotic station, and you know you’ve taken them somewhere educational.
  9. Walk the Kemah Boardwalk. It has gorgeous views of the water, with awesome restaurants, gift shops, and rides. You can even see fireworks if you visit on a Friday night during the summer.
  10. Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is a great place to spend the day. You can even take your dog! It’s located on the western edge of Memorial Park. I like the birding classes they offer, too. This is a great place to go if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. The five miles of trails are free to walk, and include a pond, forest, wetland and meadow. The Discovery Center has hands on things to entertain the family, and is where my kids want to go. I like spending my time on the trails.

So there you go. My ten things to do while you’re in Houston. But I have one more thing that you need to visit: The Texas Book Festival, held in Austin each year. Yeah, I know it isn’t in Houston, but it’s an awesome thing to do if you’re a book lover, or author, or blogger, or kid, or… well, you know, everyone!

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Gillian. I really enjoyed sharing the things my family loves to do, and it made me realize just how great my city, and state, is!

Meet Michelle in person

If you live in the Houston area, come see me! I’ll be signing the Milayna Series at the Spook-tacular Book Bash, October 24th from 11am – 3pm, the Grand Palace in Spring, TX.

Bring your own books, or buy them there. I’m scheduled to sign Milayna and Milayna’s Angel, but if you have other books of mine, bring them and I’ll sign them too. Oh, and I’ll be holding a drawing for a HUGH prize basket with books, SWAG, and more!

Milayna Angel book banner

Milayna's Angel book coverMilayna’s Angel (The Milayna Series, Book 2) by Michelle K. Pickett
Published: July 7th, 2015
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Genre: YAm Paranormal Romance
Content Warning: Adult language and violence
Recommended Age: 16+

Synopsis:

Now that the battle with Hell’s angel, Azazel, has ended, you’d think eighteen-year-old Milayna’s life would take a turn for the better. After all, what could be worse than having the angel of Hell trying to steal your soul? Plenty. Abaddon, the demon of destruction, is angry that Azazel failed to convert Milayna before her demi-angel powers matured. Now she’s untouchable… or so she thinks. It seems even in Hell, there are loopholes.

Not only is her life in danger, but her love life is crumbling, too. Just when Milayna and fellow demi-angel Chay get comfortable on their little cloud of bliss, Xavier comes to town. He’s one angel that’s as hot as the very embers of Hell, and he has his sights set on Milayna.

Now she has the demon of destruction out to kill her, Xavier out to steal her heart, and she still has to take final exams before she can graduate high school.

Sometimes life sucks, even if you are half angel.

Purchase on Amazon | Add to Goodreads

Sometimes life sucks, even if you are half angel. #YA #Paranormal #Romance #CleanTeen Milayna’s Angel by Michelle K. Pickett

About the Author

Author Michelle Pickett

Michelle is the bestselling author of the young adult novel “PODs.” She was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, but now lives in a sleepy suburb outside Houston with her extremely supportive husband, three school-aged children, a 125 pound “lap dog,” and a very snooty cat.

Red Bull or Monster Khaos are her coffee of choice, and she can’t write without peanut butter M&Ms and a hoodie. A hopeful romantic; she loves a swoon-worthy ending that will give her butterflies for days. She writes across genres in the young adult and new adult age groups. She loves to hear from her readers.

Michelle signed her new young adult contemporary novel— Unspeakable, with Clean Teen Publishing in 2014.

Connect with the Author: Amazon Author Page | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads | Blog

Giveaway

Enter to win a bookmark swag pack, winner’s choice of any Clean Teen Publishing eBook, and a $15 Amazon gift card.

Giveaway is International

 

100

 

 

Haunted Love Book Promo

Haunted Love Book coverHaunted Love by Jessica Frances
Publication date: February 23rd 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:

My name is Thea Bell and I was murdered.

I always assumed that death was the end. So when my life was cruelly taken away from me, I never thought I would get a second chance to say what I needed to.

But then I was given a choice, a choice that allowed me to see the people I had left behind, and I knew I had to take it.

I wanted to say a proper goodbye. I needed justice for what happened to me.

But even in death, things rarely go to plan.

I never expected to meet him. I didn’t anticipate falling in love. I hadn’t considered the repercussions of coming back. I never realized I would put another person in danger.

I didn’t know my actions were going to haunt us forever. Continue reading

Blood Bewitched by Ashlynne Laynne

About the Series

At its core, The Progeny Series is simply about a man and woman who fall in love. The fact that he’s a half-blood (half-human, half vampire) and she’s a Wiccan human are secondary factors. This series encompasses a family dynamic of which we’ve never seen.

The Rousseaus share a common mortal and immortal bloodline, but loyalty is the thread binding this vampire clan. Shauna and Ascher’s dissuaded love only strengthens the family bonds. Their unique union transcends bloodlines and completes the prophecy, defying the beliefs of centuries old covenants while shattering the wall between the Wiccan and vampire worlds that have existed for ages.

This series is erotic paranormal romance intended for adults and contains strong sexual content, adult sensuality, language and themes.

Book cover for blood bewitchedTitle: Blood Bewitched (The Progeny Series #5)
Author: Ashlynne Laynne
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

“Nothing in life is a coincidence.”

Forces are aligning in Shauna Rousseau’s life. A gifted Wiccan warrior and unique true half-blooded vampire, she is fate personified with an incredible destiny to fulfill. The ultimate war between good and evil is brewing, a revolution that will change our world forever.

Sides are being chosen, but Shauna has some unfinished family business. With her siblings and husband by her side, the pregnant newborn travels to Louisiana to shake her family tree. Lies are uncovered that will irrevocably damage the siblings’ lives.

Everyone has a past. It’s time for Shauna Rousseau to face hers. Continue reading

Where Dead Bodies Lie (The Body Dowser Series, #1) by Kat Cazanav

Where Dead Bodies Lie Book PromoWhere Dead Bodies Lie (The Body Dowser Series, #1) by Kat Cazanav

Release Date: 12/16/14

Synopsis

For as long as I can remember, I have been told to follow three important rules;
Always guard my ability
Never share my secret
And pretend to be normal.

However, those three little rules don’t make my life easier. I still find dead people and deal with strange visions. Not to mention, an attraction to a boy who doesn’t exist. Whenever we cross path’s he mists away like smoke on a mirror. He drives me crazy, that Kaff Cooper.

As a flock of dead crows fall from the blackened sky, Kaff becomes the only one who can see the truth straight to the dark underbelly of who I actually am.

My hands feel the pull to extract the forsaken, the lost, the forgotten. It comes as naturally as breathing and there is no stopping it.

ADD Where Dead Bodies Lie to your Goodreads shelf.

Purchase: Where Dead Bodies Lie (Body Dowser Book 1) on Amazon | Barnes & NobleKobo Books

Teaser Quotes

#1. “Three years ago, you, Stella Monroe, experienced a terrible accident in an abandoned well. You went to the dark side and met Death. Maybe you should be tellin’ me what’s going on?”

#2.  “I don’t do stiff tricks. I’m a dowser. I find things.”

#3.  I tried to tamp down my imagination. Kaff was a normal guy with some wild ways and bad luck. Or so I thought.

#4. “If you’re telling the truth and you did what you say you did, then you’re. . . .” I bit my lip. Don’t say it.

#5. “Like I say, ‘nothing is something.’ Look a little harder.”

So I did. I looked beyond his sexy swagger, black t-shirt and worn thin jeans. He was everything that this school wasn’t. He was plain, yet strikingly handsome in an offbeat rugged way. It was as if he’d come from somewhere else, another time, another place, a million miles away.

#6.  Mo read my mind. He delivered some solemn words of advice. “Be careful, Ell. I’d hate to see you wind up dead for a second time.”

Connect with the Author: WebsiteGoodreadsTwitter

Giveaway

Enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card.

Blog tour banner Where Dead Bodies Lie

 

100

Introducing Saige Colewood

I am sooooo excited to welcome Miss Saige Colewood. Apart from the fact that Saige is a kick-ass female, she has a unique gift. Hold on to your chairs folks, Saige has the ability to feel people’s emotions and predict death! Scary but true. Saige is one of my favorite … wait for it … fictional character. Saige stars in the new novel Feel by the wonderful author Karen-Anne Stewart.

In this interview, Saige talks a bit about her gift and the too hot to handle Jensen.

I can’t imagine what it would be like having your talents, Saige. Can you tell me a little about them?

Thank you for referring to what I can do as a talent rather than a ‘gift’; I have never seemed to be able to view sensing death and feeling other’s emotions quite that way.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt the same feelings as those close by.  Sometimes, they’re not bad feelings, especially when that feeling is love.  It’s warm, comforting feelings like that I try to focus on and push the other, darker feelings away.

When you feel someone’s emotions, or sense death, what do you do?

I try to hang around people who are happy.  You’d think there would be more happy people out there, but, really, that’s an emotion that’s elusive.  Even the people who look happy usually aren’t, at least not as much as they act like they are.  I do my best to ignore the negative emotions.  Death…that’s impossible to ignore.    Jensen warned me about telling people that someone they love is going to die.  He was worried about how they would treat me, but I couldn’t not warn them.  I can handle the pain of what they do to me, but I don’t think I could live with myself if I know someone is going to die and I don’t try to help them.

What do you mean about sensing death? How do you sense it?

I get this feeling of deep sorrow that penetrates me to the core.   It’s different than just having a down day and feeling sad.  It’s darker, deeper, and consuming.  Jensen taught me how to breathe through those moments, though. Continue reading