Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Book Blitz - Recruitz by Karice Bolton

Zombies! Love me some zombies! Check out the excerpt and enter the giveaway for some cool zombie prizes! 
 by Karice Bolton
(Afterworld #1)
Publication date: December 27th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic

Scientists are the new rock stars. The infection has been contained for nearly three months, and the world is celebrating. But humans are still dying. Rebekah Taylor has seen it firsthand. Her husband was killed right in front of her by the very creatures that humans were told they no longer had to fear.

Rebekah is determined to find out who is responsible for the death of her husband and the obvious cover-up. Fueled with revenge, she begins to find answers that lead to one frightening conclusion. The apocalypse might be over, but the battles are just beginning.

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I gripped the console as I watched the twitches and spasms of the zombies’ movements closing in on us. They were everywhere…the grass, the sidewalk, the driveway. There was no mistaking the rotting, grey flesh that exposed the muscle and bone of the undead. They were something I’d run from countless times, but this time we had nowhere to run. The undead had us trapped. They would rip us to shreds in an instant.

"I think some of ‘em are new," I said, turning my attention back to Gavin.

There were some clean-looking zombies staggering toward us, their flesh mostly intact. That made no sense. The outbreak had been contained for months. There should be no freshly infected roaming around. Everyone had been vaccinated. The only stragglers evading capture had been around awhile, so their bodies were beat up badly by the time they were caught. Not these.

"Let’s hope not," he murmured, not bothering to look out the window to confirm nor deny my suspicions.

"We can’t run. They’d totally get us before we got away," I said, hoping he’d correct me, tell me that we had a chance.

He didn’t.

He slammed his fist into the steering wheel and looked over at me. When the outbreak happened, we never looked back. We were always on the move, running from the disease that took our families and friends. That was the key to survival. Never stay in one place. Always stay on the move. Now we had nowhere to move. I glanced over at Gavin and saw the fear in his eyes. Even with everything we’d encountered, his eyes had never held this amount of terror.

"Babe, whatever happens…"

"Knock it off," I said.

"We have nothing to fight them with, and a horde this size needs a distraction."

"Don’t you dare," I hissed, shaking my head. The fear was pulsing through me at an unstoppable rate. "We didn’t live through the outbreak to die now."

Author Bio

Karice Bolton lives in the Pacific Northwest and is a writer of Young Adult and New Adult books. She loves to read anything and everything. She also enjoys baking, skiing, and spending time with her wonderful husband and two English bulldogs.

Books currently available:
*Beyond Love Series: Beyond Control (Book 1) Beyond Doubt (Book 2) Beyond Reason (Book 3) – Feb. 28th*Afterworld Series: RecruitZ (Book 1)
*The Witch Avenue Series: Lonely Souls (Book 1), Altered Souls (Book 2), Released Souls (Book 3) Shattered Souls (Book 4)
*The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening (Book 1), Legions (Book 2), Cataclysm (Book 3), Taken Novella (Watchers Prequel)
*The Camp

Karice would love if you stopped by her blog or FB page to find out the latest news on giveaways and upcoming releases, or you can just send her an email. She loves hearing from her readers and responds as soon as she can.
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Blog Tour - Innocence Lost by Helen Johnston

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Exams over and finished with school, Siobhan and her best friends take a glitzy break in the South of France. They're out for fun and ready to party, but when she meets the enigmatic Blake, all thoughts of a simple holiday romance fly out the window. Siobhan finds herself falling deeply in love, certain that she wants to spend the rest of her life with him.

But in a shocking turn of events, that dream is shattered when Blake and his equally hunky friends vanish without a trace, leaving Siobhan heartbroken and confused, struggling to rebuild her life.

Ten years on, the pair meet again – and Siobhan is left reeling when Blake reveals his darkest secret. He is a powerful vampire Elder – and he wants her for his Queen. But before the couple can even think about living happily ever after, they are separated again.
And Siobhan is now in a lust-filled living nightmare from which there is no escape. Can Blake find his one true love once more and rescue her before she is corrupted forever?

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Smiling to myself I get out of my car and stand looking up at the gothic mansion that is Blake and Siobhan’s home. The door opens and Robert greets me with a smile

"Welcome Ms Helen, I believe Blake is ready for you in the office. You know the way?" He asks with a raise of one eyebrow and I smile back at him and nod, his friendly eyes are full with mischief.

"Yes I think I do." He bows and leaves me to walk through the mansion alone. I'm nervous. It’s not every day you get your wish to meet an Elder vampire. He’s interviewing me today, but I wish it was the other way around. I have so many questions for him.

I knock tentatively on the door and wait until I hear his deep voice granting me access. Taking a steadying breath I walk in and shut the door gently behind me. Blake’s study is large, as is everything around here. Very masculine with dark wooden flooring, the walls are covered in bookcases overflowing with every type of book you can imagine.

Once I've looked at my surroundings I turn and face him. And there he is, wow, oh boy, he is, he’s just... Words fail me. His incredible presence has me nearly swooning.

He gets up out of his chair and stalks towards me I want to shuffle back but I stand still and look up into his amazing green eyes, which are twinkling with amusement. Oh, oh, what's he got planned?

Blake takes my hand and brings it up to his soft lips and gently kisses my knuckles. Like a school girl meeting her ideal I blush... He stands back up, takes my elbow, and leads me gently to the chair that is placed in front of his huge dark wood desk. Once I'm sat, in the very comfortable black leather chair, he walks and sits in his, an identical one to mine. Only larger, much, much larger.

He and I look at each other as if we are taking inventory. It’s our very first meeting.

"So Helen." His eyes stare almost hypnotizingly into mine and he has me entranced. "Let’s start." He looks down at his writing pad in front of him and then looks back up with a wicked smile on his face. I gulp realizing I'm now the one in the spotlight...

"When you first decided to write, why me and Siobhan and why this genre?" His voice is quiet, but then Blake never really has to raise his voice to get the information he desires.

I swallow then reply.

"When I started yours and Siobhan’s story it was before I had read any other erotic vampire books. We are talking over seven years ago. Naively I thought I was the only one who would read and enjoy it. I was wrong. There are a great many authors out there that I have since become huge fans of. I wrote it firstly for myself, a story that I would enjoy reading, but you all grew and I ended up with three books." Sitting back in my chair I stop fiddling with my hands and rest them on the arm rest of the chair.

Blake nods and looks back down, just as the door is knocked and he tells whoever it is to enter. Robert comes in bearing a tray of drinks and bowls of snacks.

"I thought Ms Helen would enjoy this as you interrogate her." He coughs trying to not to smile. "I mean her interview sir." He bows at us both before walking back out. I look up into Blake’s eyes to see him trying not to laugh. It relaxes me and I smile back at him.

Taking the glass of ice cold water I take a sip and lean back waiting on his next question.

"So how did the book come to life? Where did you start and how did the characters get a life of their own?" he places his large hands behind his head and leans back, the picture of a relaxed man or vampire. His bespoke suit covering what I know to be a body to die for, blushing I try hopelessly to reign in my wayward thoughts.

"That's three questions." I state and he raises one eyebrow at me and stares as if to say, and? Blushing I reply.

"My husband was working nights and I was alone and fed up with the crap that was on the TV. I've read and read, and wanted to see if I could write something that I would find exciting. I actually started a few chapters in, where you and Siobhan meet back up at Club 1. I wanted to know, what if you met back up with someone who you loved desperately and for whatever reason you were separated. At the very beginning it was only my thoughts and it was very rough. A few friends liked it and told me to develop it, so I did. You all are very real to me, it was easy to write your bio’s and bring you to life. You are all so distinctive with very strong personalities and with stories of your own." Taking another gulp of water, this being interviewed is hard work. But he's smiling at me so it must be going ok. For a moment I wonder what he would do to me if it wasn’t...

"You never finished your education, do you think if you had gotten your qualifications and was more educated it would make a difference." He looks serious and he knows this is a personal chip on my shoulder and he knows I find it difficult to talk about. Damn him... I squirm under his unflinching gaze. I realise he's going to make me answer whether I want to or not.

"I've had people asking me outright how can I have the nerve to try and even contemplate what I have done. It’s only made me try harder, I guess I feel inadequate and that I'm guilty of taking things way to personally which I am trying to stop. There seem far more people who are willing to put done your efforts than to help. But yes, looking back I wish I had gained more than what I did from the educational part of my life. I think I'm so stubborn I was determined to flip the non believers in me off and smile and say look at me... I did it!" Looking at him I am lost for breath, he’s so male, so big, and everything I had wanted in a male heartthrob.

Smiling at me he nods his head, and looks at his questions.

"How did the story come about? There are many twists and turns. Some I have to tell you I'm not happy about. Why did my Queen Si, have to be ripped from my arms as soon as I had managed to secure her there?" He’s now glaring at me, and I can almost feel the anger burning in him just under the surface. I gulp.

"I’d like to say it was all thought out in advance, that the story was planned from A to Z, that I researched it thoroughly from all angles. But really, once I had all of you in my head I sat down and used my newly bought computer, which I might add I had never used word before and wrote it. From the beginning to the end. I don’t know if there is a right or wrong way to write a book? For me this works. Also I'm not one of these people who read and reread what they write. I tend to write it and move on. Only when I've finished a whole chapter do I go back and reread and add anything or remove things from it." I take a sip of the water thanking Charles silently for it.

"As to the part you’re referring to, that was as much a surprise to me as it was to you. It wasn’t planned it was just the direction the story needed to go." I tell him softly, my eyes not quite reaching his, I had been dreading this question above all others.

The door opens and in walks Siobhan, all blond hair, beautiful, graceful and elegant. Smiling at me she runs her hand down my face, her way of saying hello and walks over to Blake. He pulls her into his lap and kisses her until she is breathless. I feel like I shouldn’t be there, watching. She breaks off the kiss and laughs and faces me.

"See the monster you have created?" she looks at him with the love I knew they had for one another clear for me to see. "I thought I would come and rescue you, I'm sure he has interviewed you for long enough. At least you are still breathing right?" she stands up and so does Blake, I realize my time is over with him. I wistfully think it would be nice to stay here and just observe how they all live.

He walks over to me with his arm tightly around her shoulders and extends his hand to me.

"Thank you for answering some of my questions. Perhaps next time we meet you can ask me?" He winks at me as I shake it. They both walk to the door, I follow, thinking I love this couple. They’ve been through so much and they are as strong as ever.

The End.


Author Bio

Helen Johnston grew up in her home county of Hampshire, England. Her childhood dreams filled with the desire to become a dancer. An only child she was never alone, her years spent entertained with her vivid imagination. She met and married her husband not long after leaving school and soon after their son was born, their family is made complete with Helen's two cats who are spoiled rotten which results in them often thinking they rule the home.

Her life consisting of home life and a few jobs in the retail industry her vivid imagination refused to stay quiet and combined with her love of erotica and all things vampire she decided to try her hand at writing and has never looked back.

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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Book Blast - Till Death and Beyond by Lyn C. Johanson

Witches, warriors, sneaky peeks and giveaways! What more could you want? A book trailer maybe? Then have a look! It has one!

Till Death And Beyond
Witch World, #1


Till Death and Beyond is a sizzling tale of two souls bound by destiny in a cruel plot to separate them forever…


Amira is the strongest witch on the face of the earth, with psychic abilities no others possess. And yet, she is but a slave to the whims of the gods. Forced to be born anew every time she fails in fulfilling an ancient prophecy, Amira is desperate to break the vicious cycle.


Plagued by the memories and guilt over his family’s demise, Raven lives for the sole reason of restoring his younger brother. And kidnapping a witch is only the beginning—for he intends to right the wrongs of his past by any means necessary.


While the gods might have planned for her to be captured, surrender is not something that comes easy to Amira. Yet one glance into her captor’s eyes, and she is swept away by emotions long ago denied to her. She decides to play along. For a while.

Despite the hatred Raven harbors for their kind, he is intrigued by the witch. One taste of her lips, and she becomes his obsession. Soon, he discovers that fighting against the passion they ignite in one another is futile. But as they strip each other’s secrets, a powerful force threatens to destroy them both.

For in this game of gods nothing is simple—the whole universe seems to conspire against them. And no matter how fiercely they fight, or what they are willing to endure to save each other ... the path they travel is paved with loss.

Will they survive the ultimate test, if even their determination—to fight till death—might not be enough?


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"Burt!" Amira heard Raven yell the moment he saw what she was looking at. "Women and children. Inside. Now!" His hand unsheathed the sword. "Jim! Willy! Take a few men and guard the door. Robin…" he continued issuing orders as the advancing enemy warriors were practically at their doorstep.

"You—" he looked at her.

"Staying," she announced. Amira wanted a piece of those bastards too. For Brea, for Sofie, for all the nameless girls who had suffered at their hands. She wanted blood, and she wanted it now!

The rage she thought she’d buried came alive with a vengeance. It flared inside her, intertwined with hatred and anger. Her emotions churned, flooding her senses—with a force so powerful, a storm descended upon them all.

Dark clouds obliterated light, replacing the glorious summer weather with a brewing maelstrom swirling above their heads. The far horizons vanished. The winds rose and howled, catching her flimsy strapless gown, causing the purple, silky fabric to flutter in the air.

"Amira!" Raven’s voice rang louder than the bellowing thunders, his expression all but promising to throw her over his shoulder and carry her inside if she didn’t listen.

She shook her head. If he thought for one second she would lock herself away like some coward… The thread of her thoughts snapped when Raven’s palm wrapped around the nape of her neck. He pulled her closer until their bodies met, and looking directly into her eyes, whispered, "Stay alive."

"Same goes for you," Amira breathed, conscious of their hearts beating with the same wild tempo. Conscious of the plea in his hoarse voice.

Theirs was a brief, stolen moment in the midst of a tempest. A fleeting touch that lasted a thousand lifetimes in Amira’s heart, and yet ended way too quick. There was no more time.

Her gaze was drawn away by a black sea of enemy streaming through the iron gates, in waves of raised swords.
Author Bio
Writing got Lyn through every hurdle and hardship life has dealt her. At first, she shared her feelings with her diary. Then, she poured her soul into her poems. But despite the hidden passion, she chose a career in the logical world of software engineering.
The long and boring hours of writing her master’s thesis encouraged Lyn to open a new blank page and let her imagination take flight. Several years later, her first romance novel was born.
Switching career paths has turned her life upside down. Now, she doesn’t just live with her husband and sons, she constantly visits the world she dreams up. The world, she invites you to explore.
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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Book Blast - Embrace The Mystery by Caris Roane

A sexy little something, a sneak peek and a giveaway!

Embrace the Mystery
The Blood Rose Series, Book 3

Publication Date: November 18, 2013
Print Length: 222 pages


Mastyr Quinlan pursues the artist, Batya, with only one thing in mind but soon discovers that his desire for her is just the beginning of an earth-shattering affair… 

He doesn’t want a woman in his life… 
Quinlan must keep Grochaire Realm safe from the enemy at all costs. As ruler of his realm, a woman has no permanent place in his day-to-day existence. But when his lust takes him to Batya’s bedroom, he soon discovers he’s deep into a powerful experience that threatens to blow his life apart. He wants Batya with a feverish desire that makes no sense in his logical, warrior world. But when an ancient fae attacks Batya’s gallery, he launches into protector mode and soon finds himself embroiled -- body, soul, and fangs -- with a woman he’d only meant to bed a couple of times. 

She has no desire to get involved with a mastyr vampire… 
Batya’s intense desire for Mastyr Quinlan stuns and baffles her. She doesn’t want to be involved with the vampire on any level. His sole focus of ruling Grochaire Realm has kept him from staying with one woman longer than the proud length of his fangs. Besides, she’s built a life for herself in Lebanon, Tennessee as an artist and healer to the realm ex-patriot community. But when the ancient fae attacks Quinlan at her gallery, then attempts to kidnap her assistant, Batya finds herself catapulted into an astonishing adventure. Even so, she works steadily to get back to her free-clinic and her painting, but how can she leave Quinlan behind when he’s commanded her like no other man ever has? 

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Chapter One: The opening. Mastyr Vampire Quinlan pursues a woman with one thought in mind…

What would she taste like, her skin, her mouth, her blood?

The question had many layers and burned like fire in Quinlan’s vampire mind as he leaned against a brick building in the old section of Lebanon, Tennessee. He stared up at a wide plate glass window on the other side of the street. His pursuit of Batya Cole had taken him away from Grochaire Realm way too often over the past couple of months, almost to the point of neglecting his duties as mastyr.

Yet, he couldn’t seem to help himself. Her blood called to him, like no woman before.

His instincts warned him away from the ex-patriot who lived a bohemian artist’s life in the small U.S. town, his realm’s access point to human earth. But she’d been on his radar for weeks now and he wanted her in his bed.

Nothing more.

And literally nothing less.

Once he set his sights on a goal, nothing could move him.

He pictured her now lying on her back, hands gripping the wrought iron headboard of her bed, the mass of her wavy blond hair spread out on her pillows.

He wanted to sink his fingers into her hair with both hands, lean close and smell all across the line of her cheek. He’d gotten near enough to her once to catch a fragrance that smelled deeply rich, like an exotic jungle flower. He didn’t have a name for her scent, but he wanted his tongue on her to find out every nuance of her deepest flavor.

He’d been seducing her for the past hour with just his telepathy and of course his mating vibration, a serious realm-ability he’d developed over the past seven-hundred-plus years of his life. His world was a land of frequencies and vibrations, all kinds, for a multitude of purposes.

He let loose another set of waves.

How does that feel, Cha?

He heard her moan, a soft whimper through the window.

Stop calling me that.

His telepathy with Batya rang clear as a bell, one more reason he knew they’d be good together. He’d be able to whisper her name through her mind while he kissed her and moved inside her, working his magic.

His realm vibration, the one that emanated from deep within his body, flowed in a stream straight up and through the second-story window. He loved his mastyr status in these moments, that he could do things most other vampires couldn’t. He could stand across the street and touch Batya low with just a thought and a vibrating stream of energy that had found the sweetest nest between her legs.

He added a jolt and heard her cry out. He extended his hearing so he could savor every whimper.

You should leave, Quinlan. Stop tormenting me.

Another jolt and again, she cried out. He liked punishing her with pleasure. That’s for telling me to leave. For the fun of it, he added another intense stream.

She sighed, purred and moaned, one after the other. He had her now. He’d bring her, like he did last time, but he wanted to get closer. He wanted to watch this time and he wanted her watching him. And this time, he’d let her see what he had to offer.

I want in, Batya. Now. We’ve been playing this game long enough. He increased the force of the vibration and she groaned long and loud.

This is a bad idea, Quinlan. She panted while she pathed to him. You know it is.

I don’t care. We’ll be good together.

He levitated and drifted across the street moving close to the window. He saw her through a haze of multicolored sheers so that she looked surrounded by ripples of golden, blue-violet light. He couldn’t see her clearly, but she writhed on the bed, her hands gripping the wrought iron bars just as he’d imagined.

I see you.

She rolled her head. You bastard. I never wanted this.

You didn’t have to let it get this far tonight.

Why did you come after me? You can have any woman in the Nine Realms you want and maybe a couple billion here on earth as well.

It’s all your fault. You shouldn’t have smelled so good when I trapped you in your gallery.

I can’t help how I smell.

And I can’t help how bad I want to bury myself between your legs. Besides, you refused me and I always face up to a challenge…

Author Bio

Caris Roane has published nine paranormal novels and novellas and writing as Valerie King, fifty Regency works. In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. As Caris Roane, she currently writes paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press and also self-publishes the continuing stories for her Guardians of Ascension series as well as stories set in other worlds.
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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Book Blast - Infinity Unleashed by Sedona Venez

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Infinity Unleashed

Valkyries: Soaring Raven, Book #2

New Adult Paranormal Romance

Publisher: One Wish Publishing

Publication Date: November 29, 2013

Format: eBook and Paperback


I wanted him. No. I needed him. Boulder.

My body hummed just at the mere mention of his name. It was madness, given that there's so much I didn't know about him. For that matter, there was so much that he didn't know about me. The stakes were too high, especially when my true nature was being peeled away every day like an onion. 

Could he accept me without judging? 

It was hard to separate the celebrity life from the real deal. That's where most men failed, accepting the real me and not the persona they believed me to be. Most men couldn't, but then again, most men weren't Boulder.

He made me feel treasured... wanted... and protected. And after years of hardening my heart, and sealing it behind a steel cage, I was ready to give myself to him freely, knowing that he planned to take everything I offered with both hands. Plundering me until all I thought of, and wanted... was him.

**Mature Content Warning** 18+ for language, and adult situations.

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Sedona is a NYC girl (go Brooklyn!) and is obsessed with books. She also has a borderline unhealthy obsession with her iPad. Her favorite books... anything with rockers, hot alpha men and wolf shifters! Her love of music, tattoos and sexy musicians inspires her steamy and edgy New Adult and Adult paranormal romance novels.

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Monday, 10 February 2014

Book Blast - Bonds of Blood by Shauna Hart

Yummy vampires and Goth clubs :) and an awesome giveaway!

Blood Bond Series, #1

When Katarina "Kat" Montague steps into the Dragon’s Lair, a notorious New Orleans Goth club, she has only one intention – to find the true story of what happened to the girls who have recently gone missing. As an aspiring journalist, Kat knows that this could be the big break she has been waiting for. But what Kat doesn’t know is that the Dragon’s Lair is not your ordinary Goth club, it is a club where vampires hide their true identity in Goth clothing.

Alec Ventru knows all too well how dangerous the vampires in the Dragon’s Lair really are. He knows, because he too is a vampire. And he has been bound by his maker to protect Kat. For Kat is no ordinary human. For years, Alec has fought his feelings for Kat while he watched over her.

He has been sworn to protect her from his kind…even if that includes protecting her from himself.

In an attempt to stay close to her, Alec agrees to help her find out what happened to the missing girls. But when rogue vampire, Damien, attempts to form a blood bond with Kat, a bond that will rob her of her free will, Alec has no choice but to take her to his estate on the outskirts of New Orleans. As the blood bond strengthens making her physically ill, Alec knows there is only one way he can break it even if he has to betray his maker to do it.

But Damien will not be stopped. And when he comes to claim Kat, Alec will be in for the fight of his life.


Author Bio

Shauna Hart received her first publishing contract in 2008 with the release of her erotic romantic suspense novel, The Pleasure of Sin.  Since then, Shauna has released 2 other books in the Club X series with Den of Desire and Shadows of Ecstasy.  Both The Pleasure of Sin and Den of Desire were EPIC award finalists.

Shauna Hart lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband, son and two cats. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing video games and watching movies. She also loves to travel and has been lucky enough to visit Italy, Greece, Spain, Sicily, France, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Curacao, Martinique, and various states in the United States.

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