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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Blog Tour - Idolizing In: Spellbound by Michelle M. Pillow | Review & 4 print book prize pack Giveaway(s)

Today I'm turning my blog over to Michelle M. Pillow, with a review of her novel "Spellbound," which happens to be the SECOND BOOK in her Warlocks MacGregor Series!!

ALSO -- Be sure to check out Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog stop's GIVEAWAY(s)!! [Blog Tour will run on July 7, 2015 & the Giveaway will run from July 7 - 9, 2015]



- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 184; Kindle Edition - File Size: 2931 KB | Expected Release Date: July 7, 2015 | Publisher: The Raven Books | Obtained: InkSlinger PR

"Spellbound" [Warlocks MacGregor Series, Book 2] by Michelle M. Pillow (aka Natasha Logan, Madelyn Porter & Naomi Kalling)

Author's Book Description : Let Sleeping Warlocks Lie…

Iain MacGregor knows how his warlock family feels about outsiders discovering the truth of their powers, its forbidden. That doesn’t seem to stop him from having accidental magickal discharges whenever he’s around the woman who has captured his attention. Apparently his magick and other “parts” don’t seem to care what the rules are, or that the object of his affection just might be his undoing.

Warning: Contains yummy, hot, mischievous MacGregor boys who may or may not be wearing clothing and who are almost certainly up to no good on their quest to find true love.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! All her life Jane has known that she was going to die, because of that she has been distant to others and accepted her fate. Yet, when she meets charming Iain all her best laid plans dissolve and she's left with an unexpected she never imagined before ... a future for herself. Now if only Iain and Jane can prove her worth to the rest of his family everything might just be okay...

Ms. Pillow cast an exemplary spell when she wrote this novel! Funny, thrilling, and destiny finding; this novel was one that had it all. From Jane's mysterious background to Iain dealing with his powers to Iain's family and their quirky ways, I didn't want to put this one down!

I am enamored with Jane and Iain! They're just so cute together. Iain unconsciously stops time to be with her longer. Jane fits into the MacGregors world easier than expected. Add in the slight twisted "Sleeping Beauty" plot and you have a wonderful paranormal romance! I can't wait to see where this series will go next.

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those who are interested in paranormal and/or fantasy romances!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : Love Potions (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Spellbound (Book 2)


My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Call of the Sea | Commanding the Tides

Author's Novel Extras : Spellbound - Overview, Reviews, Specification, & Excerpts

Author's Series Extras : Warlocks MacGregor Series - Overview | Love Potions - Overview, Reviews, Specification, & Excerpts


Book Teaser(s) :

SPELLBOUND by Michelle M. Pillow -- REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY TO BE POSTED TOMORROW (JULY 7TH 2015) on http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, July 6, 2015

SPELLBOUND by Michelle M. Pillow -- REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY TO BE POSTED TOMORROW (JULY 7TH 2015) on http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, July 6, 2015
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Michelle, then please check out her website.



About the Author :

Author of All Things Romance
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

Michelle M. Pillow, is a multi-published, award-winning author writing in several romance fiction genres. She has been a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author, on the Amazon bestseller list multiple times, the winner of the 2006 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, and nominated for the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award 2011. She has a BGS in History/Business with an English Minor, and a Photography Degree. In 2009 she and fellow author Mandy M. Roth started their own highly successful self-publishing endeavor named The Raven Books.

Readers can contact through her website: www.MichellePillow.com

Michelle has titles published with The Raven Books, Pocket Books, Random House, Virgin Books, Adam’s Media, Entangled Publishing, Samhain Publishing, Running Press and more.




Book Excerpt :

Jane meets Iain’s family.


“Iain MacGregor,” she whispered longingly, looking up. The woods were quiet. Strips of moonlight shone through tree limbs that reached like surreal black fingertips across her vision. A single tear slid down her cheek. She touched her mouth, imagining his kiss.

Taking a small pocket knife out of her cargo pants, she looked about. A mystic had once told her that if she left pieces of herself around while she lived, it would expand her haunting territory when she died. Jane wasn’t sure she believed in sideshow magic tricks—or the Old Magick as the mystic had spelled it on her sign. She had no idea what had possessed her to talk to the palm reader and ask about ghosts. Still, just in case, she was leaving her stamp all over the woods.

She cut her palm and pressed it to a nearby tree under a branch. Holding the wound to the rough bark stung at first, but then it made her feel better. This forest wouldn’t be a bad eternity.

The sound of running feet erupted behind her and she stiffened. No one ever came out here at night. She’d walked the woods hundreds of times. Her mind instantly went to the creepy girl ghosts chanting by the stream.

“Whoohoo!”

Jane whipped around, startled as a streak of naked flesh sprinted past her. The Scottish voice was met with loud cheers from those who followed him. “Water’s this way, lads, or my name isn’t Raibeart MacGregor, King of the Highlands!”

Another naked man dashed through the forest after him. “It smells of freedom.”

Jane stayed hidden in the branches, undetected, with her hand pressed to the bark.

“Aye, freedom from your proper Cait,” Raibeart answered, his voice coming through the dark where he’d disappeared into the trees.

“Murdoch, stop him before he reaches town. Cait will not teleport ya out of jail again,” a third man yelled, not running quite so fast. “Raibeart, ya are goin’ the wrong way!”

“Och, Angus, my Cait canna live without me,” Murdoch, the second streaker, answered. “She’ll always come to my rescue.”

“I said stop him, Murdoch, we’re new to this place.” Angus skidded to a stop and lifted his jaw, as if sensing he was being watched. He looked in her direction and instantly covered his manhood as his eyes caught Jane’s shocked face in the tree limbs. “Oh, lassie.”

“Oh, naked man,” Jane teased before she could stop herself.

“That I am,” Angus answered, “but there is an explanation for it.”

“I don’t think some things need explained,” Jane said.



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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Spreading the Word: Rogue Scandals

Today I'm turning my blog over to Breathless Press e-book publisher of "Rogue Scandals!"

This post is a part of Breathless Press Book Blurb Blitz Tour, so be sure to comment on this post (or the main post) to be able to sign up for this tour's GIVEAWAY!! [Blog Tour will run from July 16 - 20, 2012]



"Rogue Scandals" by Raven McAllan

Publication Released Date : July 13, 2012

Author's Book Description :

    Beneath the prim and proper surface of the ton, intrigue and scandal was only a gossiping word away. For many men and women, the fear of ruin and worse accompanied them at all times. Some defied propriety, took hold of their happiness and hoped for the best.

    Meet Ivo, Auberon, Ranulf and Ashley; prepared to defy convention to win their ladies. But are Serena, Arabella, Hermione and Adriana prepared to let them have it all their own ways? Of course not. For their partnerships were as unconventional as the ladies themselves.



Book Excerpt :

SORRY -- None Available

This is an anthology that includes Raven's "Wallflowers Don't Wilt," "To Please a Lady," and "A Most Unusual Mistress."



About the Publisher :

Breathless Press is an e-book publisher specializing in Romance and Erotic(a) stories.

Our mission statement is simple: To provide the opportunity for readers to connect with romance authors through the purchasing of quality e-books at a low price.

Starting in the summer of 2009, Breathless Press came into existence. Since then, we have been producing top end romance and erotic stories for valued readers to enjoy.

Our Goal?

Breathless Press is an electronic publisher of paranormal, erotic, and mainstream romance, releasing one to three e-books a week in a variety of downloadable formats. It is Breathless Press' mission to provide readers with quality romance books in electronic formats and to raise the standard in e-publishing.




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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Disappointmentville: Lords of the Abyss Series, Book 2

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 3894 KB | Release Date: December 18, 2013 | Publisher: The Raven Books | Obtained: Amazon.com | Originally Found Out About @ Romance Book Deals: Hot for the Holiday

"Commanding the Tides" [Lords of the Abyss Series, Book 2] by Michelle M. Pillow (aka Madelyn Porter & Naomi Kalling)

Author's Book Description : Paranormal Shifter Underwater Romance

“Sparks fly and desires heat, when logic and myth collide.”

Terminally ill, Cassandra Nevin has come to the ocean to live out her days on a boat with a bunch of scientists who don’t even know she’s sick—or that she’s not even a scientist. When something from the depths of the abyss attacks their boat, leaving her to drown, she knows it’s her time. But then the unimaginable happens—she lives.

Iason the Hunter doesn’t understand why the woman he’s trying to save from death seems insistent he save anyone but her. Duty bound to try and rescue whoever he can; he takes the woman into Deep Ocean, to his home beneath the waves. But it would seem a watery grave wasn’t the only thing threatening his new charge’s life. To try and save her from her illness would mean possible disgrace and being banned from ever swimming in the ocean again. But what else can he do? From the first moment he saw her, she had command over his heart.

Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence.

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. A merman saves the one woman solely meant for him. However, is the woman strong enough to survive the major changes coming to her life?

I have a hard time liking characters who are the "one step forward and two steps back" type of people, which is the type of person Cassandra (Cassie) is and it made it hard for me to want to finish this novel because of that. I mean the buildup of this novel is really good and intense but when Cassandra literally ran away because she decided running from a man who cares for her was better than discussing her personal issues with him it made me mad. Therefore, from the point where she ran away to her "epiphany" moment I pretty much skipped through it. Yet, even though I liked how Cassandra redeems herself during the time between her epiphany moment to the end of this novel, I wish the ending wrapped up better and without as many loose ends as there were.

I will say that although I'm not a fan of Cassandra I did like Iason as a character and thought that they suited each other very well.

Therefore, I only recommend this novel to those who are fans of Ms. Pillow's and who liked reading book 1 in this series.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Alibris : Lords of the Abyss: Trilogy | Kobo : Lords of the Abyss: Trilogy | Alibris : The Mighty Hunter (Book 1)


My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Call of the Sea

Author's Novel Extras : Commanding the Tides - Overview & Excerpt | Excerpt: Commanding the Tides by Michelle M Pillow | Excerpt #2: Commanding the Tides by Michelle M Pillow

Author's Series Extras : Lords of the Abyss Series | The Mighty Hunter - Overview & Excerpt | Captive of the Deep - Overview & Excerpt | Lords of the Abyss: Trilogy (Volume 1) by Michelle M. Pillow

Book Teaser(s) :
“So Ator…Altar…what did you call this island?”
“Ataran.”
“Ataran,” she repeated. “And where exactly is Ataran?”
“Beneath you,” he said, laughing when she gave him a dirty look.
“Fine. Where are we?”
“In the ocean,” Iason said. He sat up, taking his wine.
“Are you being difficult on purpose?” Cassandra challenged, setting her glass down and raising a brow. “Or is it because you need to keep the location secret? Could you give me a basic idea of where we are? Southern Hemisphere, perhaps?”
“No, I answered. We are in the ocean, below the surface.”
Cassandra froze, waiting for the rest of the joke. It never came.
Please God, don’t let him be crazy. ~ within Chapter 14
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Michelle, then please check out her website.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blog Tour - Made the Grade: A Castle for Dragons by Julie Wetzel | Interview, Review, & Crimson Tree Mystery Box Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Julie Wetzel, who I interviewed about her novel "A Castle for Dragons," which is the The First Archive in The Dragons of Eternity Series!!

ALSO -- Be sure to check out Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog stop's GIVEAWAY(s)!! [Blog Tour will run from August 24 - September 4, 2015]



My Q&A with Julie Wetzel :

Jess : Which of your characters would you most & least like to invite to dinner, from which book and why?

Julie : Of the characters from my books that I could invite to dinner, I would want to have dinner with Darien. Could you imagine all of the things he could tell you? What a wealth of knowledge he could be!

I think Rupert would be the harder one to have a meal with. He seems a little rough around the edges and probably wouldn’t be very good dinner company.

Jess : Please describe "A Castle for Dragons" in in one to two sentences.

Julie : A brave hero takes on a dragon to protect a village full of troublesome maidens, but nothing is exactly what it seems.

Jess : Which usually comes first for you, the character(s) story or the idea for the novel?

Julie : Hard question. Usually what I get first is a single scene playing out in my head. From there the characters grow into a storyline.

Jess : It's Patrick vs Patrick -- Is there any differences and/or similarities between Patrick from your "A Castle for Dragons" novel and Patrick from your "Granting Wishes" novel?

Julie : I’m surprised I haven’t had this question sooner. About the only similarities are their names and the fact that they are redheads. "A Castle for Dragons" was written well before "Granting Wishes" was. When I went to find a name for a leprechaun, Patrick was the most obvious choice. I didn’t even think of the fact that I had another main character that was named Patrick. They were never meant to be reflections of each other, so any other similarities are just coincidence.

Jess : Out of all of the secondary characters within "A Castle for Dragons," do you have one or two favorites so far? If so, who are they and can you tell us why?

Julie : My favorite secondary character has to be Nana. She’s the old lady that Daniel and Patrick find in the castle when they first arrive. We only see her a few times in the story but she is the one that points out that dragons are still known to the world. That no matter how they try to hid, someone will remember them. And crazy old ladies are just fun characters.

Jess : What is the most funny thing one of your characters, from "A Castle for Dragons," said or did?

Julie : There are a lot of cute moments in the book, but my favorite act is where Patrick runs across the tables in the main hall trying to catch Kathryn after a misunderstanding. I always laugh when I think of the Lord of the castle jumping up on the table during dinner and jumping across through the crowd.

Jess : What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

Julie : I liked writing the first encounter between Patrick and the dragon. It’s that moment that Kathryn goes form thinking the new lord is a total show off and worthless, to truly worrying about him and thinking he might not be all that bad. Plus the fight between Patrick and the Dragon was fun to think through.

Jess : How many books have you written? Which is your favorite and why?

Julie : Well, when the second in the Dragons of Eternity series is released, I’ll have eight books in print. I’ve also written two short stories for anthologies and I have several fanfictions out there. I also have two books I’ve completed, but haven’t found the proper place to publish them yet. Their day will come, but I’ve got enough on my plate for now.

As to my favorite. That’s like asking a mother which of her children is her favorite. There are times she hates every one of them, but she loves them all. Right now my golden child is my current work in progress, "For the Heart of Dragons." Simply because I’m spending so much time with it and it hasn’t started to piss me off yet. I’m sure by the time I get to editing I will hate it and be on to another love.

Jess : Do you have any other projects in the works? If so, can you share a little of your current work with us?

Julie : Oh the file of unfinished work on my computer would amaze you! I have a lot of irons in the fire, but the one that I’m working on at the moment is "For the Heart of Dragons." It’s the third novel in the Dragons of Eternity series. And I guess I can share a snippet with you.

"For the Heart of Dragons" –

Noah stared at the heart in awe. It was beautiful, but he didn’t know if it would remain so. How long could a dragon survive in this form? He pondered this for a moment, but Raven’s dying words echoed through his brain pushing him to act. Unwilling to take the chance of losing the dragon and he squeezed the gem, slicing the diamond points deep into his palm. Rolling his hand over he let his blood seep out on the heart. The power of the dragon raced up his arm, slamming into his brain. A mighty roar shook his world.

Mine!” the dragon roared as it claimed its new home.

Noah fought for control over the beast, but the dragon’s rage gave it an unnatural strength. The desire to destroy everything that had hurt Raven coursed thought him. “No!” he cried out. Dropping the blood covered heart, he wrapped his arms around Raven’s body trying to hold onto himself, but the dragon was too strong. It ripped its way out of Noah’s body taking Noah for a ride. The leather collar around his neck forced the dragon into a size smaller then it was used to, but this size was more than enough to do what it wanted for the moment. Noah’s consciousness dropped away as the creature pounced on the body of the man that had killed Raven and started ripping it to shreds.

Jess : If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

Julie : Well, my husband thinks it should be "Grievous Bodily Harm: The Misadventures of an Accidental Author." I kicked him for that one before agreeing that it was probably the best title anyone could come up with. I do tend to be slightly accident prone and it is true that I had never planned to be an author. So, it does kind of fit.



About the Author :

Julie Wetzel is a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, and what time she’s not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling she's crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.



- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 208; Kindle Edition - File Size: 3553 KB | Expected Release Date: July 9, 2015 | Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing | Obtained: Crimson Tree Publishing

"A Castle for Dragons" [The Dragons of Eternity Series, The First Archive/Book 0.5] by Julie Wetzel

Author's Book Description : With a dragon ravaging the countryside, the Prince of Dragons sends out his best man, Patrick Mylan. His orders—to secure an abandoned castle and stop the foul beast from stealing more maidens. This shouldn’t be an issue for an Elite of Eternity

But there is more going on than there seems. When other dragons are sighted in the area, the town sends their maidens to their new lord for protection… and Patrick’s life becomes a lot more complicated. With the dragon he’s hunting acting odd and a castle filled with women distracting him, how is he supposed to do the job he was sent for? And what are the ladies going to do when they find out he’s the other dragon in the area?


This story is a historical fiction set in the world of Eternity.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, at the orders of his Prince (and adopted brother) Patrick, with is contingent of warriors, comes into town to take care of its rogue dragon problem and become their new Lord of the Castle. Things don’t go as smoothly as he would hope but with the towns “support” behind him, he’ll try his best to protect them with everything he has. Now if he can only find a way to let the town know that he and his men are the things they fear the most too... dragons.

With a “historical” feel, this is one fantasy romance that sets its readers up for an unexpected adventure based around fascinating characters! This wasn’t exactly what I expected but I don’t think I would have changed anything about it. One thing I especially enjoyed was reading about Patrick’s “dragon world” and how everything worked in it. Then when it came to Patrick and his relationship with Kathryn, I found their banter to be amusing while their growing relationship very gratifying! Kathryn definitely kept Patrick on his toes and it made watching her fall in love him all that much sweeter.

I cannot wait to see where this series will take us next. I recommend this novel to those looking for a unique dragon-shifter fantasy romance!

Purchase This Book and/or the ones from its Connected Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : On the Accidental Wings of Dragons (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : On the Accidental Wings of Dragons (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : For the Memory of Dragons (Book 2) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : On the Accidental Wings of Dragons (Book 1) | Amazon.com (Paperback) : On the Accidental Wings of Dragons (Book 1) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : For the Memory of Dragons (Book 2) | Amazon.com (Paperback) : For the Memory of Dragons (Book 2) | Smashwords : On the Accidental Wings of Dragons (Book 1) | Smashwords : For the Memory of Dragons (Book 2)


IndieBound (Paperback) : A Castle for Dragons (Book 0.5)

Kobo (e-Book) : A Castle for Dragons (Book 0.5)

Author's Novel Extras :
~~~~~~Wonderful News!~~~~~~A Castle for Dragons is being released early!It's now available for preorder on Amazon at...
Posted by Julie Wetzel Author on Sunday, July 5, 2015

Author's Series Extras : The Dragons of Eternity Series - Overview



Book Teaser(s) :

A CASTLE FOR DRAGONS by Julie Wetzel Author -- Read my #bookreview, #authorinterview and #blogtour here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Thursday, August 27, 2015
“So what do I do about her?” He was more than willing to give in, but it was convincing the girl that was turning into an issue.
“That, my friend, is the biggest mystery of all.” Daniel grinned. “Figure out the mind of a woman, and you could be the wealthiest man in the world.” ~ within Chapter 6
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Julie, then please check out her website.



Book Excerpt :

“I am Patrick Mylan,” he restated. “I have been sent by the king to see to your dragon.”
This sent another murmur through the gathering crowd.
“I claim Dunham Castle as my payment.”
Silence flowed across the crowd.
Patrick went on. “She is in need of much repair. I will require a tithing from the town.”
A roar of objection went up.
After a moment, the crowd quieted enough for Patrick to continue. “In return for your support, I will rid you of your dragon and offer you the protection of a lord.”
Outrage swept through the villagers.
“How do you expect us to pay a tithing? The dragon has razed all of our crops and killed most of our men.” The sweet voice of the woman cut through the din.
Patrick turned back to her. “I understand that times are hard, and I have coin enough to pay for the supplies I need for now. The tithing I ask is for repairs to the castle after I’ve vanquished the dragon.” He looked around at the now-silent faces. “It’s no more than any lord would ask of his people.”
“We are not your people,” the woman snapped at him.
Oh yes, she was feisty, but so was he. Patrick smiled back at her. “Then I will leave you to your dragon, fair maiden.” Pulling on the reins of his horse, he turned back towards the castle.
“Wait.” Eustace held up his hand to stop Patrick from leaving. “Can you really slay this dragon?”
“My men and I are well versed in the ways of dragons.” Patrick bowed his head. “We can stop this beast.”
“And what happens when you fail?” the feisty woman yelled at his back.
Patrick turned in his saddle to look back at her. “Then you will be left with a fat dragon and be free of the tithing,” he sassed before turning his attention back to Eustace.



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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Feasted On: Call of the Lycan Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 151 KB | Release Date: April 2011 (Second Electronic Printing) | Publisher: The Raven Books

"Call of the Sea" [Call of the Lycan Series, Book 1] by Michelle M. Pillow

My Book Summary : When Ceana was younger, she saved her brother from an evil sea witch, in doing so she was cursed into immorality, turned into a mermaid, with only the reprieve of being on land during the full moon. Now, hundreds of years later and she has lost all hope of finding the one person who will be able to break her curse. So, when she saves Ian, the Prince of his werewolf clan, from the dark waters of the ocean (again and during the full moon) she expects to spend the night with him and then go back to the water when morning arrives.

However, Ian has been waiting for Ceana for as long as he can remember, even though he never knew whom she was he only remembered a bit about what she looked like. Now that he has her, he doesn't want to let her go. Yet convincing himself that what he feels for her is true (after such a short time in knowing her) is hard, especially when he has one of his brothers telling him that he shouldn't believe what she says to be true. Then there's the case of one of his previous lovers wanting to break them up and an evil sea witch who plans to do anything and everything to keep Ceana within her grasp.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!! This is one HOT and STEAMY fairytale!! Even though this is a quick read, it still brings you into the heart of the romance between the main characters! The characters were great and I loved Ian's brothers!

And just because I really want to say this ... I'll say in my mind, in this book there are two evil bitches instead of just one!! *hehee*

The only thing that could have been improved was the ending a bit, as it seemed a bit rushed to me. Otherwise, it's a great book!! I recommend anyone who like a quick, steamy, romance.

Book Teaser(s) :
Closing his eyes, he concentrated on his brothers, and called to them, Roark, James!
Ugh, yeah, I'm up! James' voice answered. Even though it was in his head, Ian knew his brother had been sleeping.
Argh, what is it? I'm busy, Roark complained. And both of them are gorgeous.
I need you, Ian interrupted. Now.
Are you hurt? James demanded.
No, just come quinkly. And bring a change of clothes. Ian touched Ceana's face, willing her to look at him. She didn't. But, at least she was breathing. That was something. ~ within Chapter 4
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Michelle, then please check out her website.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Guest Post :: Mysteries and More by Jenna Bennett | Small Business Saturday

In honor of Small Business Saturday (today--November 24th) I'm hosting guest posts by author's wanting to support a favorite local business of theirs! So, here is a post by Jenna Bennett, author of "Tall, Dark, and Divine," about her favorite local bookstore!!



Mysteries and More

Let me tell you a little story.

Once upon a time, there was a young lady named Mary. A very lovely young thing, with soft blonde hair and a sweet smile and all that.

(No, this isn’t a romantic story. She was married. His name was Greg. He was dashing and handsome. They had a couple kids too, but that doesn’t figure into this, except peripherally.)

To continue:

Mary loved to read.

She loved it so much, she got a job in a bookstore, so she could be around books all day.

She read everything, the way people who love to read do, but what she particularly liked to read were mysteries.

Like Agatha Christie and Elizabeth Peters and Carolyn Hart.

Ah, yes. Carolyn Hart.

The Death on Demand series, about Annie and Max Darling, and their mystery bookstore – Death on Demand – in South Carolina.

You know a mystery reader who works in a bookstore is gonna lo-o-o-ove Death on Demand, don’t you?

Fast forward a few years, and that lovely girl and her dashing husband retired, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee.

And guess what they did?

Yup, they opened their very own Death on Demand!

Only it’s called Mysteries and More.

That’s right: I’m talking about Nashville’s only mysteries-only bookstore: Mysteries and More in Lenox Village, and its owners, Mary and Greg Bruss: that sweet young thing herself, and her dashing and handsome husband.

Ask any writer who’s ever been to visit, and they’ll tell you it’s the second most magical place on earth, right after Disneyland. And maybe the North Pole.

Like the name implies, there are mysteries... new ones and old ones, vintage ones and previously loved ones. Adult mysteries, young adult mysteries, kid mysteries.

All kinds of mysteries, by practically any author you can imagine. Certainly a lot I’ve never heard of.

But there aren’t only mysteries. There’s more.

See, Mary likes books, but Greg likes other stuff.

Much of it quite... interesting.

Remember those mystery role-playing parties we used to have back in the 80s?

No, me either, but you can buy the games there.

Fancy a copy of Clue! The Movie? They’ve got it.

And you can buy notepads with old Nancy Drew covers on the front.

And BandAids that look like crime scene tape.

Knife sharpeners that look like dead people. (No, I’m not kidding. I bought one.)

Mystery themed jewelry.

Christmas cards with the likeness of Edgar Allen Poe.

In fact, in honor of the season, I think someone deserves a box of Christmas cards with the likeness of Edgar Allen Poe. In a puffy parka. With a red scarf around his neck. And a raven holding a sign saying “The North Poe.”

Who wants it?



About the Business :

    If you’re ever in Nashville, don’t forget to stop in at Mysteries and More, on Sunnywood Drive in Lenox Village. Greg and Mary are never too busy to hang out and talk mysteries. But if you don’t have any plans to visit Nashville, you can find them and their store on the web, at www.mysteriesandmore.net.



About the Author :

New York Times bestselling author Jennie Bentley/Jenna Bennett writes cozy mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, romance for Entangled Publishing, and whatever she wants for self-publication. Among other things, “whatever she wants” includes the Amazon bestselling Cutthroat Business mysteries, as well as "Act of Redemption," first book in a series of romantic suspense novels about the FBI’s Art Crime Team, ACT. For more information about her books, whether traditionally or self-published, please visit her website, www.jennabennett.com.

My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : August 2012

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tall, Dark, and Divine



My Giveaways!! :

All giveaway ends December 1, 2012 at midnight. Make sure to only enter the giveaway(s) you are eligible for.

Giveaway Prizes from a few authors are for US residents only. [Click the book titles to find out info about them]
  • An e-book copy of "Deadly Obsession" OR an e-book copy of "Deadly Addiction" WINNERS CHOICE to TWO randomly drawn people from Rafflecopter
  • An Kindle e-book copy of "Face The Music" to FIVE randomly drawn people from Rafflecopter
  • "The North Poe" Christmas Cards -- Click Here to get a look at them -- to one randomly drawn person from Rafflecopter
  • An e-book copy of "The Booby Trap" to one randomly drawn person from Rafflecopter
  • A hardcover copy of "Savage Worlds" to one randomly drawn person from Rafflecopter

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kick-Start Your Summer With These 10 FREE Must-Reads… | Spreading the Word & Blog Tour



AHH, SUMMER. IT'S FINALLY HERE. HOT DAYS, TALL GLASSES OF LEMONADE, AND THE PERFECT TIME TO DIVE INTO A GOOD BOOK...FOR FREE!

Kick-Start Your Summer With These 10 FREE Must-Read Contemporary Novels From Some Amazing Authors!



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"First Taste"
[The Lust List: Devon Stone Series, Book 1] by Mira Bailee

Author's Book Description :
    Olivia Margot didn’t struggle through college just to serve Hollywood’s elite. But student loans won’t pay themselves, and a gorgeous Stone brother just insisted she cater an event at his family’s mansion.

    Devon Stone—sexy, black sheep of Stone Record Label fame—has always been a mischievous tabloid favorite. Now that he’s on The Lust List, it’s that much harder to keep out of trouble. And that’s exactly what he is: Trouble.

    Olivia’s always been a good girl. And this bad boy is more risk than she can handle.

    The responsible Olivia would keep her head down and do her job. But there’s something about Devon—and the intensifying electricity between them—that makes Olivia completely forget who she is.

This book is available to order on :

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** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




"The Trouble With Goodbye"
[Fairhope Series, Book 1] by Sarra Cannon

Author's Book Description :
    One night can change everything…

    Two years ago, Leigh Anne Davis shocked everyone in tiny Fairhope, Georgia when she broke up with her wealthy boyfriend to attend an Ivy League university a thousand miles away. At school, she finds a happiness and independence she’s never known.

    Until one terrifying night takes it all away from her.

    With no place else to go, Leigh Anne heads home to reclaim her old life. A life she worked so hard to escape. On the outside, she seems like the same girl everyone has always known. But deep inside, she’s hiding a terrible secret.

    That’s when she meets Knox Warner, a troubled newcomer to Fairhope. His eyes have the same haunted look she sees every day in the mirror, and when she’s near him, the rest of the world fades away. But being with Knox would mean disappointing everyone all over again. If she wants to save what’s left of her old life, she has no choice but to say goodbye to him forever.

    Only, the trouble with goodbye is that sometimes it’s about courage and sometimes it’s about fear. And sometimes you’re too broken to know the difference until it’s too late.

    "The Trouble With Goodbye" is my first New Adult Contemporary Romance, and is a story extremely close to my heart. As a victim of sexual assault, this novel was both difficult to write and very freeing. It’s an emotional journey, and I hope Leigh Anne’s story speaks to you the way it did to me.

    **Due to heavy subject matter and sexual content, this book is appropriate for readers ages 17+**

This book is available to order on :

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** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




"Leashed"
[Going to the Dogs Series, Book 1] by Zoe Dawson

Author's Book Description :
    Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do!

    That’s right! Callie Lassiter’s normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor’s dog. It must be puppy love! It’s doubly embarrassing since she’s a professional dog trainer. Of course, the neighbor would have to be hot, hot nightclub owner bad boy Owen McKay, just the kind of man Callie is determined to avoid.

    Owen’s comfortable with his playboy status and the hype in the media. But the ground moves beneath his feet when he gets an eyeful of the girl next door. The Dog Whisperer never looked this good! How can he convince this wholesome honey that his player days are behind him? Maybe Jill, his Great Dane can help him with this dilemma now that she’s pregnant and Callie’s dog is to blame.

    Is this bad boy a bad bet?

This book is available to order on :

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** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




"Opposing Sides"
[The University Park Series, Book 1] by C. M. Doporto

Author's Book Description :
    College senior, Lexi Thompson, finds herself in a relationship to be wed to the university’s star baseball pitcher, Collin Norris. Collin’s damn hot, but his lack of spark has Lexi thinking twice before she says ‘I Do’. When she’s forced to tutor bad boy football quarterback, Raven Davenport, she soon discovers all the things she’s missing in her relationship with Collin. Will she succumb to the temptations enticing her, or will Collin be able to convince his sweet, innocent fiancée that his love for her is genuine despite his lack of affection?

    Recommended Age: 18+ for language and sexual situations

This book is available to order on :

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** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




"Belong To Me"
[Moore Crossing Series, Book 1] by Laura Howard

Author's Book Description :
    Kate and Noah thought they had the kind of love that could last through anything. Until their world crumbled out from beneath them.

    After months of separation, the tragic death of Jack, Kate's twin and Noah's best friend, throws them back together. As they try to heal from the horrific loss, will they be able to overcome old wounds or are they destined to live separately forever?

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **

My Previous Mention(s) of Ms. Howard's Books/Characters : Blog Tour - The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard | Spreading the Word & Giveaway




"Derailed"
[Clayton Falls Series, Book 1] by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Author's Book Description :
    When you're lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.

    Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.

    Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.

This book is available to order on :

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** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




"Make It Last"
[Friends & Lovers Series, Book 1] by Bethany Lopez

Author's Book Description :
    In a small town, it's hard to recover from being dumped by your high school sweetheart. That's just what Briana has to do after Colin leaves her to follow his dreams. She focuses her energy into her friendships and the pursuit of her own goal of becoming a chef. Just when she finally feels like she's on the right path, he comes back to town.

    Colin knew breaking up with Briana before leaving for college was the right thing to do. He was determined to leave small-town life behind forever, and that included his high school girlfriend. But when a sports injury puts him on the sidelines, he's forced to return home. Seeing Briana again brings back a lot of memories, and Colin wonders if he made the right decision. It doesn't take long for him to realize he wants her back, and this time, he wants to make it last.

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **

My Previous Review(s) for Ms. Lopez : Indelible

My Previous Mention(s) of Ms. Lopez's Books/Characters : The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2013 | Welcome to Small Business Saturday/Week | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014




"Break You"
[Coldcreek Series, Book 1] by Jennifer Snyder

Author's Book Description :
    Blaire Hayes enjoys a quiet life, spending her days as a CNA at the local nursing home and nights studying for exams. She prefers things to be as uncomplicated as possible — but when her friends drag her to a party and she bumps into her high school crush, the path of Blaire’s life veers in an entirely different direction than what she had planned for herself.

    Jason Bryant created a nice life away from his hometown, putting distance between himself and the suffocating sadness of his father’s death. But when he finds out his grandfather’s health is deteriorating, he decides he must return home. Partying was not on his agenda while in town, but it’s how he bumps into Blaire Hayes—the girl he’d always thought of in high school as an unobtainable pass.

    Together the two learn there are moments in life that hold within them all the power to break you…

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **

My Previous Mention(s) of Ms. Snyder's Books/Characters : Author Meet & Greet @ Clark Public Library




"Summer Sky"
[Blue Phoenix Series, Book 1] by Lisa Swallow

Author's Book Description :
    Sky changed her life for a man once, and she has no intention of doing it again – even if he is a six foot, tattooed rock god who makes a mean bacon sandwich.

    Sky Davis is fed up of boyfriend Grant taking her for granted and when she comes home to find him wearing a girl, Sky suspects the relationship is over. She takes an unscheduled holiday and leaves the life (and guy) she hates behind.

    Rock star Dylan Morgan is struggling with fame and infamy, sick of his life being controlled by other people. Dylan cuts his hair and walks away from his role as lead singer of Blue Phoenix, leaving chaos and speculation behind.

    Outside the English seaside town of Broadbeach their cars and worlds collide.

    Sky decides Dylan is an arrogant guy with too many tattoos, and Dylan is amused by the smart-mouthed girl with no idea who he is. Dylan and Sky soon discover they’ve travelled to Broadbeach for the same reason – to escape from reality back to a place with happy childhood memories.

    Losing themselves in a world where they know nothing about each other, Sky and Dylan begin a summer romance that soon heats up their rainy English summer.

    Fantasies can’t last forever and when reality crashes the party, Sky isn’t sure she wants to be more than his ‘summer Sky’ but Dylan doesn’t want to let her go.

    Returning to the real world and public scrutiny isn’t their only problem. Blue Phoenix bass player, Jem Jones, has a reason for wanting Sky out of Dylan’s life, and is determined to come between them. Some things won’t stay hidden, even when they’re paid to ‘go away’.

    Summer Sky is a contemporary romance where occasionally more than the bacon sizzles. This is the first in the new ‘Blue Phoenix’ series of rock star romances.

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




"My Paper Heart"
[Paper Heart Series, Book 1] by Magan Vernon

Author's Book Description :
    Getting into my top choice sorority? Done.

    Dating one of the hottest guys in the biggest fraternity? Done.

    Failing out of College? Oops...

    When Libby Gentry's parents receive the letter that she's failed out of school, Libby is forced to pack her Prada bag and head to work for her great aunt in rural Louisiana.

    Nothing about tiny Elsbury, Louisiana entices her until she locks eyes with the southern charmer, Blaine Crabtree.

    Libby is used to getting what she wants and Blaine is no exception, but as the two grow closer, bigger problems arise.

    Libby doesn't know how much more pain her already paper-thin heart can take and when new opportunities in Chicago pop up she is presented with a difficult situation: wait for her redneck Romeo, or move on.

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **



Happy Reading!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Blog Tour - Breathless Press Book Blurb Blitz Tour #2

Today I'm turning my blog over to Breathless Press e-book publisher of "Rogue Scandals," "The Gypsy and the Widow," "The Ulfric's Mate," "Samhat's Tale: From the Epic of Gilgamesh," "The Virgin Huntress," & "The Devil You Know!"

ALSO -- Be sure to comment on this post to be able to sign up for this tour's GIVEAWAY (listed below)!! [Blog Tour will run from July 16 - 20, 2012]



"Rogue Scandals" by Raven McAllan

Author's Book Description :
    Beneath the prim and proper surface of the ton, intrigue and scandal was only a gossiping word away. For many men and women, the fear of ruin and worse accompanied them at all times. Some defied propriety, took hold of their happiness and hoped for the best.

    Meet Ivo, Auberon, Ranulf and Ashley; prepared to defy convention to win their ladies. But are Serena, Arabella, Hermione and Adriana prepared to let them have it all their own ways? Of course not. For their partnerships were as unconventional as the ladies themselves. [Click here to find out more about this novel and the author!]


"The Gypsy and the Widow" [Gypsy Lovers Series, Book 3] by Juliet Chastain

Author's Book Description :
    Will widowed Joanna Daniels choose a life of security and privilege with a wealthy lord or will she follow her heart and run away with the Gypsy laborer she loves?

    Joanna Daniels is a widow who wants a father for her son. Tem Lovell is a widower hoping to find a mother for his children. They are perfect for each other except for one thing: she's a destitute English gentlewoman who is being courted by a wealthy lord, while Tem is a Gypsy laborer who lives hand-to-mouth.

    As the ardor she shares with Tem grows stronger, Joanna is forced to decide between the financial security the cold and controlling lord can provide and the uncertainty of the open road coupled with the passionate love Tem feels for her—that is, if Tem is willing to take an English gentlewoman as his bride. [Click here to read the EXCERPT!]


"The Ulfric's Mate" [The War of the Weres Series, Book 1] by Leona Joy Bushman

Author's Book Description :
    Nolan and Alexandria fight their sexual attraction, but can't deny the pull of being mates, despite a serial murder investigation.

    Nolan Littlebull is the alpha of the Wahpawhat pack of Werewolves and the lead detective on a series of murders of pregnant women from his pack. Torn between human justice and were justice, he travels deep onto the Yakama Reservation tracking the ones responsible. He is attacked by one of the rival pack, only to be defended by another from the rival pack.

    Alexandria George is the healer for the Lupins. She defends the mysterious wolf in their territory from her pack's bully and escapes with the stranger.

    Nolan and Alex face the complications of being mated and together they must find and identify the killer while facing an uncertain future. [Click here to read the EXCERPT!]


"Samhat's Tale: From the Epic of Gilgamesh" by Ric Bern

Author's Book Description :
    From the cradle of human civilization comes the story of a woman caught between duty and desire; an erotic interpretation of the Epic of Gilgamesh.

    Gilgamesh is the greatest warrior on earth. He has slain every enemy that has come against him. Many believe he is the physical embodiment of the Bull God. He rules as a king from the rich, walled city-state of Uruk. His body is uniquely flawless and his visage is fresh and wholly masculine. Yet he is troubled and this lends his countenance a scowl which nearly spoils his looks as much as it corrupts his demeanor. Since his rivals have all accepted vassalage he has no more battles to win. He has grown bored with matters of state. His mood has soured. Those he rules suffer most from his melancholy.

    Stories come from the edges of his realm; tales of a wild-man that runs with the antelopes. Some say it is half man and half beast. Others posit it is a different kind of animal all together. He sends a newly acquired plaything to investigate and charges her to bring the mysterious creature to his court. Gilgamesh instructs her to seduce the beast with her voluptuous body. The tablet’s name her Samhat. This is her tale. [Click here to read the EXCERPT!]


"The Virgin Huntress" [The Devil DeVere Series, Book 2] by Victoria Vane

Author's Book Description :
    Desperate times call for devilish measures. When the object of one's passion has eyes for another...it's time to take matters in hand!

    ***

    Lady Vesta Chambers is accustomed to getting what she wants...and what she wants is Captain Hewett DeVere...

    Coddled and pampered since her mother's death, Lady Vesta Chambers is beside herself when her father goes to London to prepare for her come-out and returns with a young bride of his own. With her world turned upside down, Vesta accompanies her godmother, Diana, to town where she is smitten the moment she lays eyes on a certain captain of the Seventeenth Light Dragoons.

    But when the object of her passion has eyes for another...

    Captain Hewett DeVere, younger brother and heir to Viscount Ludovic "The Devil" DeVere, has returned from the American war scarred, disillusioned, and looking forward to settling down to a quiet and respectable life. But when the handsome and straight-laced captain turns his eyes toward the widowed Diana, Vesta is prepared to take devilish measures to prove just how wrong he is.

    And the Devil DeVere looks after his own...

    Recruiting the aid of her godfather, Vesta vows to prove to Hew once and for all that she is no longer a little girl, but a woman with the passion of...a huntress. [Click here to read the EXCERPT!]


"The Devil You Know" [The Devil DeVere Series, Book 3] by Victoria Vane

Author's Book Description :
    When dealing with the devil, it's easy to be burned...especially when passion ignites the flames.

    ***

    Who can find a virtuous woman... Beautiful, respectable, and dutiful, Lady Diana Palmerston-Wriothesley, has long resigned herself to her twelve-year loveless and childless marriage to a feckless husband...until his gambling pushes them to the brink of financial ruin.

    Sometimes the devil is in disguise...as a gentleman... Viscount Ludovic, "The Devil DeVere," is a man accustomed to taking what he wants, according to his whim and heedless of the cost...until he encounters a woman who won't be had at any price.

    When dealing with the devil, it's easy to be burned... When Diana discovers a secret that shatters the carefully built façade concealing her private pain, she seeks aid and comfort from the most unlikely place...the devil's arms. But will a single night of heavenly passion damn them both forever? [Click here to read the EXCERPT!]



About the Publisher :

Breathless Press is an e-book publisher specializing in Romance and Erotic(a) stories.

Our mission statement is simple: To provide the opportunity for readers to connect with romance authors through the purchasing of quality e-books at a low price.

Starting in the summer of 2009, Breathless Press came into existence. Since then, we have been producing top end romance and erotic stories for valued readers to enjoy.

Our Goal?

Breathless Press is an electronic publisher of paranormal, erotic, and mainstream romance, releasing one to three e-books a week in a variety of downloadable formats. It is Breathless Press' mission to provide readers with quality romance books in electronic formats and to raise the standard in e-publishing.




Giveaway!! :
  • A $20 Breathless Press Gift Card to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour

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Soo .... COMMENT, COMMENT, COMMENT on this post!! And you could WIN!! =0)

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