Friday, April 22, 2016

Full Moon New Releases (April 2016)

It's time for this month's New Releases!

I Dream of Dragons by Ashlyn Chase

I Dream of Dragons

When Rory Arish and his two fiery dragon siblings are driven out of their ancestral Irish home, it seems their luck has run out-until they arrive in Boston and find a paranormal-friendly apartment building. Finally, Rory has a place to call home. There's only one problem: Rory's new lair has simultaneously been rented to an infuriating woman who is as stubborn as she is beautiful and will not leave 'her' apartment matter how steamed he may be...

Amber McNally is a down-on-her-luck flight attendant. She needs this apartment, and not even a fire-breathing dragon with his Irish charm and scorching good looks is going to scare her away. Holing up in their respective corners, a battle of wills ensues. Who will be the first to blink...or give in to their off-the-charts chemistry and decide to make this unorthodox living arrangement a little more permanent?

 Released April 5th from Sourcebooks

Fire Bound (Sea Haven: Sisters of the Heart Series #5)Fire Bound by Christine Feehan

Flame-haired Lissa Piner is a skilled glass blower whose delicate gift conceals a burning inner strength that can destroy as exquisitely as it can create. Commissioned to design chandeliers for a string of luxury hotels, her remarkable skills have taken her to Italy. But Lissa’s real mission there is a secret. For her entire life has been a lie, leading to a chance to avenge a terrible wrong.

Enlisted as her bodyguard is Casmir Prakenskii, a trained assassin living off the grid. In Lissa, he sees a kindred spirit—something unexpected and wicked, mysterious and sensual. But more than desire is about to bring them together: because both of their pasts cry out for revenge. And for two people with this many secrets, this much passion, and this many enemies, someone is bound to get burned.

Coming the 26th from Penguin Publishing Group

Darkest Judgment by Candice Glimer

Darkest JudgmentMythical Knights, Book 3

An Immortal Templar Knight, Sir Liam McCall is mandated to protect mortals from the mythicals of the world. Simple. Basic. He's been doing it for seven hundred years, never once playing favorites.

Leeza Hunter changed all that. As a child, her accident-prone ways compelled him to keep her safe, if only from a distance. Now that she's a woman, temptation is coming dangerously close to overriding his logic.

When Leeza meets the tall, hunky glassblower at the shop where she works, she's immediately intrigued. After all, who goes by "sir" anything, anymore? Yet some crystalline connection tells her to trust him. And that trust opens up a whole other world full of dragons, vampires, and all sorts of things that go bump in the unseen night.

But in this world, even an immortal Templar Knight must choose a path. And as the mythicals get more aggressive, Liam could have no choice but to wield his judgment over life and death. Even when it comes to the woman he loves.

Released the 19th by Samhain Publishing

TempestTempest by Cari Z

Colm Weathercliff is a simple fisherman with an uncanny—some might say preternatural—knack for his trade. He thought leaving his small village to take his father’s ashes to the capital city of Caithmor for a proper burial would be the grandest adventure of his life.

At first, all his hopes seem to be fulfilled. He finds a home where he’s accepted without question, the freedom to use his talent to its fullest effect, and love with Nichol, a man with a longing for the sea as powerful as Colm’s.

But Caithmor holds as many dangers as it does attractions. Colm’s greatest secret turns out to be a dark revelation that gets him and his family shunned—and changes everything he thought he knew about himself.

The truth—about his parentage, his gift, even his physical form—could poison his chance for love. And doom both him and Nichol to a gruesome, inescapable fate.

 Released the 5th by Samhain Publishing

That's it for this month. If any of you lovely readers find a jewel let me know! I'm always looking to add to my TBR shelf!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Our Sexy Vacation

It's that time again. The My Sexy Saturday post theme is Our Sexy Vacation and I've pulled seven paragraphs from my WIP, Sweeter Dreams. Karlee has been pining for a vacation for a while now, but things keep popping up. So her dreams create a tropical vacation for her. Enjoy!
 Sweeter Dreams

The salty male scent brought a small smile to her lips before the fact that a man was cuddling with her struck her. Panic flooded in as she opened her eyes and shoved away from the stranger.
It was the crazy man beside her. Deep chestnut brown eyes were staring back at her and before she could scream Karlee took in the full view of the rest of him. A small smile graced his slightly pouty lips and his light brown hair was messed, as if he had been sleeping beside her the entire time. Below the sexy look was an equally sexy chest. Across his bare skin a sprinkling of hair caught her attention and led her eyes lower to the edge of the blanket that rested across his hip. The happy trail continued under the floral pattern of the covers and was a clear sign that he was sans clothing from top to bottom.

It was the crazy man and he was completely nude beside her. She was just starting to freak out when the sound of waves registered. Looking away from the beautiful man, Karlee looked for the water. Instead of her bedroom walls a sprawling beach cast in moonlight surrounded her. Ocean waves were crashing against the shore line and the only thing on the beach besides sand and tropical trees was her bed. “What’s going on?”

“You’re dreaming,” Court said, shifting beside her. When she turned to look at him again he was sitting up against the headboard, the blanket draped a little higher to cover everything below his belly button. His small smile had turned into a smirk. “It’s all in your head.”

Chirping rang out from somewhere behind her and Karlee swept her eyes over the water. The moon was high over the horizon and the rippling waves reflected the light, lighting up the landscape. “A dream?” she mumbled with a smile. Fear and worry were quickly replaced by a feeling of giddiness. Throwing the blanket off, Karlee jumped off the bed and wiggled her toes in the sand. The breeze caressed her body and a bit of her joy flickered as she realized she too was naked.

Covering her breasts, she threw a look over her shoulder at Court. When he rolled his head against the headboard Karlee swore she saw a twinkle in his eyes. “Your dream. Dream up clothing,” he suggested. 

Closing her eyes and taking a deep breath, Karlee figured seeing herself in her favorite nightgown might make it appear. It was her dream after all. It didn’t take long for the silky softness of the gown to slip over her skin. A single glance proved that she had summed the white billowy gown into place and Karlee threw her hands out and twirled. The salty air curled around her like a welcoming hug and Karlee felt all the stress from her long day melt away as the stars spun above her.

That's it for this week. I hope it intrigued and don't forget to hop on over to the other blogs for more great snippets!

Peace and Love!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Skinwalkers

Why we love them.

The image of the werewolf, shapeshifter and other human animal transformers has gone through a lot of changes over the years. The silver screen saw a deformed man covered in fur brandishing some hellish fangs. This was the wolf man and the moment America started their love hate relationship. That gritty black and white image soon changed into an amazing shapeshift with An American Werewolf in London and our love story thickened, but why?

Shapeshifters have been a part of myth and legend for thousands of years. Europe had the werewolves who were hunted down as beasts, witches and just plain ol' crazies. Native Americans had skinwalkers, people so in touch with their totems that they took on animalistic tendencies. Even the tribes of Africa had hyenas that could speak in human tongue to separate a person from the safety of the crowd.

So why the sudden love of the weres? Most accounts from history say humans should fear the beast, but I think that's where our love comes from.

While werewolves and other shifters do pose a very real threat as a wild animal they also have a human side. A human side can love like a human, feel pain like a human and regret just like a human. Control the beast and you have a human.

Mankind has also opened up to the idea that animals themselves feel. Love, sadness, anger and even grief have been witnessed by not just researchers but average people. Maybe the beast isn't the monster in the dark we were warned about.

In my Saving Grace Saga werewolves are key characters who play the heroes. Threatened by the Federal government my werewolves are often the underdogs who fight under the shoe of "the man" and in many other romance stories readers can see the discrimination that shifters face. As a community and as readers people love to see the underdog come out on top.

Add in the spice of strong alpha instincts and you have a character many readers can fall in love with. Readers love a character that is confident and while they may have obstacles trying to hold them back a shifter with wild instinct can pull off a confidence that, when well written, doesn't appear arrogant.

That's just my take on why so many people love the shapeshifter, whether bound by the moon, a curse or just emotion.

Peace and Love

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Children Reading Tips

It's Spring Break and all the kids are home from school! All the parents out there understand the problem. We love our kids, but sometimes school is a blessing. It gives parents time to clean, work and read without having the keep a watchful eye out. I know I'm going to be spending a few days at the lake and more time than usual playing dragon slayer with my little girl, but I also want her to keep reading over this week. I'm sure other moms and dad's feel the same way, so I've put together a few tips that help my family out.

Find stories they love. All kids have a type of story they just really get into. Be it about pirates, dragons or princess it's there just waiting to be gobbled up. Find a few new books that you know your child will love and stock them away for just the right moment.

Getting your child to sit down and read might take more than a good book. So try adding a reading time to the day. During this time you sit down with your book and let them find a comfy spot to read too. Give them a little snack to go with it and just sit back and read.

For me offering my daughter some playtime after reading time really helps. I ask her about her book and see if she wants to play pretend with the story. This encourages her to read the book and use her imagination to figure out how to add herself and me into it. I love it too because I get time with my daughter and have a bit of fun along the way.

Keep books everywhere. If your child is reading age keep the books out of boxes or down from high shelves. Sometimes just seeing the books out will encourage a child to read. For parents with toddlers this might not work. While toddlers should be read to you have to be careful that they don't treat older kids books as playthings. Best to avoid the damage and possible fight between two kids.

Those are my tips and I'd love to hear some more. A child's love for reading is important to encourage, but I've found you need a balance or that love can quickly fade.

Friday, March 25, 2016

My Sexy Saturday: Some Sexy Action


It's another My Sexy Saturday post and this weeks theme is Some Sexy Action! I've pulled a little action from my werewolf romance Fox Hunt for your enjoyment. And don't forget to click through the other great blogs below for more steamy action snippets!

Fox Hunt action:

Pressed so close to him, Dilly was amazed at how perfectly they fit together. Mike only had to slightly tilt his head to meet her lips and, if he would move in a little closer, his hips could easily trap her own between him and the tree.

As these thoughts ran through her head, Dilly felt him start to pull away. It sparked a twinge of disappointment as his lips parted from hers. Her eyes fluttered open. He wasn’t wearing his normal smile. Instead, he frowned and asked, “You don’t feel anything?”

About Fox Hunt

Living a nomadic lifestyle, Dilly is accustomed to being on the move, but the Federal Witch Hunters are after more than broken wands. Now they’re hunting for wolf pelts, and Dilly and her family are in their sights. Dilly must choose to charge to her family’s rescue or rely on a man she just met.

Leader of his werewolf bloodline, Mike travels across the country in search of a family traveling through the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Finding his mate in the headstrong Dilly, Mike is faced with the possibility of war with not only the burners but his own mate.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Full Moon New Releases ( March 2016 )

Maybe a day late again, but we're back with some new paranormal releases. Enjoy!

Midnight Bites by Rachel Caine

Midnight Bites: Stories of the Morganville VampiresWELCOME TO MORGANVILLE.

By day, Morganville, Texas, is just a typical college town. By night, the vampires emerge and take control....

In a town where it’s not safe to be out after dark, student Claire Danvers and her friends have had their fair share of thrills. But Morganville still has a few secrets left to tell.

Now, in this collection, you can venture down the town’s strange streets, revisit all the tales you’ve come to love, and experience six new stories featuring your favorite Morganville residents—both human and vampire...

Released March 1st by Penguin Publishing Group

Enemy Red by Marie Harte
Book 1 in the Mark of Lycos series
The magic of love lies in the arms of his fiery enemy.

No one likes an arranged marriage, and Fenris, a golden wolf in the Silver Clan, plans to avoid it as long as he can. But the Wolf in the Forest has heard the prayers of another and grants the female her wish.

Unfortunately for Fenris, his destined mate is an alpha in her own right, and an enemy who plans on taking the Silver Clan, and Fenris, apart one bite at a time.
Until Fenris bites back.

Released by Rorally Bound Publishing March 15th

Beast Denied by Faye Avalon
Beast DeniedTo embrace the future, they must defy the past.

Beasts of Bodmin Moor, Book 2

Naomi Flynn never intends to mate or marry. Either one would leave her open to the manipulation she's sworn never to endure again. Besides, no panther male will want her once they know the truth behind what happened a decade ago.

She's happy to burn up the sheets in a buddy-with-benefits arrangement, until a craving for a three-way sexual adventure thrusts her right back into the arms of the man she can't afford to remember.
Tynan Galloway doesn't intend to stand by and watch the woman he wants throw herself at every male with a pulse except him. Ten years ago, a brutal assault robbed him of his destiny as a protector of the pack, but damned if Naomi is going to be another casualty of his fate.

In the heat of a fantasy come true, Naomi's resolve to keep her emotional distance weakens. But when Tynan discovers she's in potential danger, he dares her to deny he's the only man who can protect her. Never expecting she'll go to extremes to prove him wrong...

 Released March 22nd by Samhain Publishing

Dark Promises by Christine Feehan

Dark Promises (Dark Series #29) Lovers challenge destiny and risk their lives in the new Carpathian novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance.”*

Gabrielle has had enough of battles, of wars, of seeing the man she’s engaged to nearly lose his life when it isn’t even his fight. Once Gary was a gentle and very human researcher. Now he’s a fearless and lethal Carpathian warrior with the blood of an ancient lineage coursing through his veins—a man Gabrielle still needs and dreams of with every breath she takes. All she wants is a life far away from the Carpathian mountains, far from vampires and the shadows cast by the crumbling monastery that hides so many terrible secrets. But Gabrielle soon learns that promises made in the dark can pierce the heart like a dagger.

And she isn’t the only one in search of answers in the corners of the unknown....

Released March 15th by Penguin Publishing Group

That's it for this month. Hope you find something new to read!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Sexy Paranormal Love

Its a My Sexy Saturday! This week's theme is A Sexy Paranormal Love. The little snippet I'm giving all the lovely readers today is from a WIP. It's short but sweet. Enjoy!


Court leaned in close, brushing the tip of his nose across Karlee’s ear. “You’d be surprised by what can happen in a night,” he whispered, his breath sending shivers down her back. Karlee pulled back just enough to look him in the eye. The smirk on his face promised an unspoken desire. “Wanna try?”

“Court, isn’t there a rule or law or something about relations between watchers and their charges?” she asked a bit breathless.

“Not a one. In fact it’s seen as a sign of good fortune when a dreamweaver shows interest in a clan member.” 

That's it for this week. Remeber to hop over to the other great blogs for more reading!

Peace and Love!