Monday, August 31, 2015

Release Day Blitz! The Sapphire Sacrifice by #Author Ravyn Rayne

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The Sapphire Sacrifice

Author: Ravyn Rayne

Series: Gem Apocalypse Book Three

Publisher: Blushing Books

Genre: Dystopian, Romantic Erotica





detail_3496_200x300A virus designed to murder Sapphire’s.



No one from Brayleigh saw it coming.



Neither James nor Aria expected four men in a deserted city to attack. Thrown into the back of a van, James is captured by claimers – men that hunt Sapphire’s and bring them into quarantine, where they must settle their debt for treatment. Those that can’t pay off their debt are held in the broker’s quarters until they’re bought by angels, often resulting in slavery, hunting humans, and a host of other horrendous atrocities.



Aria is different. She’s naturally immune, or so she’s told. On a mission to rescue James, she finds herself in danger and quickly learns the power of friendship, commitment, and undying love.



With a taste of age play, spanking, and a master/slave relationship with voyeurism, this dystopian erotic adventure is sure to leave you satisfied.












Five Questions with James


(a character interview for The Gem Apocalypse series)






Of all the places you've lived, what is your favorite?

That's a tough question to answer. I loved Brayleigh, before the uprising. I know it wasn't a perfect society, but I was happy. It will always be my home as I have fond memories of my childhood growing up at the royal palace.



 If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Give me bacon! It's hard to come by but I absolutely love it.



 You've had you're share of women at the royal harem. Any aside from Aria that you've loved?

I've loved all the women I've invited into my home. Who's to say you can't love everyone?


Do you prefer dominating or being dominated?

I love to spank Aria. So yes, I prefer to dominate my partner.


Would you ever let Aria spank you?

I wouldn't bend over and let her spank me, but she can certainly try. I like to remain in charge.












Excerpt


Aria screamed. The air left her lungs, and her cheeks burned red. Sweat trickled down her forehead. Adrenaline pumped through her veins as she fought off their attackers. All four of them were men, a few years older, and they wore black tactical gear. Were they militia? Their eyes were similar with a deep green stoic expression. They could all be brothers.

After the genocide of anyone not a sapphire, a person with blue eyes, Aria had taken notice of eye color. They still couldn't get past their differences, not a hundred or even a thousand years later. The world always seemed to be at war over something. Besides, she had never met another person with emerald eyes, and now four of them were attacking James and herself. What the hell was going on?

James kicked at the assailant, trying to gain distance between him and the man attacking them, slamming his fist into the assailant's face. Blood oozed from the man's nose. Who was he? What did he want with them?

One man grabbed Aria, pinning her arms back, keeping her from stopping the attack on James. Why were they doing this? She attempted to shake the man off her, but his grip tightened. "Let me go!" She stomped hard on the man's toe and then used her elbow to attack his chest behind her. Breaking free, she headed for James, wanting to help him any way that she could.

James fought two men and Aria ran forward, slamming her knee into the groin of a third assailant.

"Run!" James grabbed her hand and they took off on foot. His hand was wet and gross from the blood caked to his skin. James and Aria were a mess. Thunder rumbled in the distance. The sky a dark murky gray filled with low-lying clouds.

Aria's heart beat wildly as if it would leap out of her chest. The pain unbearable, but neither of them slowed. Darting through streets and around broken down vehicles, she knew the men were close. She heard the engine of their vehicle one street over.





Grab the The Emerald Virgin and start at the beginning of the series.






9781627509121The Emerald Virgin (Gem Apocalypse #1)



Published: June 19, 2015 by Blushing Books



Emerald – a girl with green eyes and a rarity after the horrific genocide that slaughtered millions.

After the war, King Gideon rose in power. A lust-filled and greedy king that believed in the power of slavery.

At eighteen, women were required to come before King Gideon and his four sons, to offer themselves as a courtesan. The princes took only those they found most attractive and alluring. The rest were returned to their homes with a brand on their wrist proving they had been through the process and rejected. Ignoring the ritual was punishable by death.

Aria Stone had been kept hidden from the princes and the ceremony, because she was an Emerald. At twenty-three, the royal guards storm her home, murder her mother, and drag her to court. She must face the four princes.

A dystopian erotic adventure.



Now available on Kindle Unlimited! Borrow for FREE or purchase on Amazon





Excerpt



“Your guards murdered my mother, dragged and drugged me from my home. Anything else you wish to know?” Aria asked, short-tempered.


James stepped close enough to feel his breath against her cheek. “I can see your reluctance to be here, but I assure you no harm will come to you, Aria.”


It was hard to believe him given the circumstances. Aria crossed her arms defensively. She didn’t say a word. There was nothing to say that would please him and make her happy. She wouldn’t lie or pretend to care about him when anger ebbed away at her and boiled in her blood. Not when he made Aria think of her mother and asked her about what happened, as if he pretended to care. Unlike the other women here looking for something, she just wanted her freedom returned. Pretending eluded her.





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The Amber Voyeur (Gem Apocalypse #2)9781627509824



Published: July 20, 2015 by Blushing Books



No longer safe in Brayleigh, Aria and James travel by ship to find refuge and discover what’s left of the world.

Dangerous seas and pirates lurking are only the start of their troubles. Forced off the boat with nothing but the clothes on their back, the crew and passengers make it to a nearby island, only to be abducted by the Knight Tribe, a clan of romantic warriors with a voyeuristic culture and a taste for nightly entertainment.

Get swept away in this dystopian erotic adventure, brimming with romance, spankings, and betrayal.



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Excerpt




“Hey!” Aria shouted, not that it did anything to stop their fighting.

“Enough!” James’s voice echoed in the confined space.

The men let go of one another and stood, dusting off the dirt caked to their skin.

A gentleman with red hair and blue eyes stepped toward Aria. He’d been one of the three fighting, a crewmember on the ship. “Do you know what they’re having us do?” he asked.

“No,” Aria said, glancing back at the die lying on the floor. Aria rolled the large die slightly with her hand. It stood up to her waist in height, though it felt lighter than it looked. She’d never seen a die quite so large. Who made it?

“The festival tonight is entertainment for the commander and the tribe. She’s choosing two from the pit and they’ll have to do whatever the die says.”

Aria swallowed nervously as she further examined the giant die. One side showed two people battling with swords. Aria frowned, turning the die onto another side, it revealed a pictograph of two men with guns in a shoot-out. That wouldn’t end well for someone. Her heart skipped a beat, and she rolled the die onto another side, covering her lips in surprise. Was that a paddle? Her cheeks burned and she took a step back from the die.

James didn’t appear nearly as affected as Aria from the news. He stepped forward, resting his hand on her lower back. “Do we know who has been elected for the festival?”

Kali shook her head. “The commander chooses two worthy opponents from the pit of invaders and mainlanders. Seeing as how the mainlanders have assimilated or died,” Kali said, clearing her throat, “it’s safe to say that one of you that has not been chosen by a tribe member, will be selected.”





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An Interview with the Author






What can we expect next from you?

About twice a month, you can anticipate a new release! In September, I've got quite a few books coming out, including Hot-Blooded Lust (Federal Agent Chronicles 3) and Grave Misfortune. There's also talk of releasing The Courtesan Slave Trade series in September. It'll be a busy month. I hope you love reading.


What book are you writing right now?

Well, it's currently untitled. (I have a few working titles but I'm not sure any of them fit it perfectly). It's a romantic dystopian erotica with a very edgy twist. I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of August. Right now I'm about 7k words in to the story, and I have a very busy month.


When do you typically decide the title for a book?

After the book is written or perhaps when it's about 2/3rd's completed. By then I'm usually writing up the book blurb at the same time and working on the title or series name.


Can you tell us about your next upcoming event?

I'll be speaking at the Passionate Pen Conference in Arlington, Virginia beginning August 27th. It's hosted by Blushing Books and Lazy Day Publishing.





About the Author


Ravyn RayneRavyn is a sassy, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking young woman. She loves to travel and can’t wait for her next vacation,


Ravyn writes romantic erotica. She began writing romance novels in college, spending her down time either reading a book or writing fiction. Please don’t make her choose between the two, she loves them equally.wherever it might be.


Currently on schedule to publish two books a month through Blushing Books, Ravyn is incredibly prolific. Her series include: Federal Agent Chronicles, Palace Secrets, and Gem Apocalypse. She is also writing a spin-off series to Gem Apocalypse, titled Courtesan Slave Trade. Her goal is to write two romance novels per month. She has been published professionally since 2013. You can find her young adult books here.




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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Blog Tour! Between Heartbeats by #Author Donelle Knudsen



Title: Between Heartbeats
Author: Donelle Knudsen
Genre: YA/Romance







Can life change between heartbeats? Diana awakens on her seventeenth birthday in a joyful mood. But at breakfast she is told, during a heated argument with her mother, that the man she has loved as her father is not her father at all. Diana decides to unravel the mystery of her childhood and the reason for their secrets, and travels across the country to visit her step-father. And so, Diana begins a journey where she discovers shocking truths hidden just beneath the surface. To further complicate her summer, she meets Kevin Wright, a college junior. When Kevin vanishes without a trace, Diana learns family is more than shared DNA and discovers who will help her when it appears all hope is gone. In Donelle Knudsen’s Young Adult novel, Between Heartbeats, a young woman’s quest to find her roots enables her to discover love and the power of forgiveness. 





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Donelle Knudsen was born in Portland, Oregon, the beautiful City of Roses, but has lived in Eastern Washington since 1988. She also writes short stories, poetry, and memoir, and owes her love of books and the craft of writing to her late father, who was never too busy to read to her or to make visits to the “big” library every Saturday. She then earned a B.S. in Arts & Letters from Portland State University and is a four-time finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s literary contest in the memoir category. Her first book, “Through the Tunnel of Love, A Mother’s and Daughter’s Journey with Anorexia” was published in 2011.




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Friday, August 28, 2015

Blog Tour! Rose by #Author Vanessa Vale








Title: ROSE, (Wildflowers Of Montana)


Author: Vanessa Vale 






















Rose Lenox has grown up to be more comfortable on the back of a horse than wearing ribbons and bows like her seven adopted sisters. For years working the land was enough, but lately Rose finds herself wishing for something different. She wants her own ranch and freedom from her overwhelming and unorthodox family. Rose is determined to strike out on her own and forge her own path.


Lenox neighbor, Chance Goodman, has watched Rose grow from a spitfire of a girl to a beautiful and fiery woman. For years he's waited patiently and watched her struggle to find her place in the world. When she leaves the Lenox ranch alone, determined to abandon her former life and to say good-bye to him, he knows the time has come to claim her. Letting her walk away isn't an option. Chance knows exactly what she needs...and he's going to give it to her.


Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky. The Wildflowers of Montana begins with Rose and her hot, Alpha cowboy.































#1 Amazon Bestseller in Erotic Western and Historical Erotica Who doesn't love the romance of the old West? Vanessa Vale takes the sensual appeal of rugged cowboys a step further with her bestselling books set in the Montana Territory. They are much more than just sexy historical westerns. By introducing sexual taboos into this otherwise traditional romantic setting, Vanessa has won the loyalty of a fan base that never knows quite what to expect with each new series.
"Montana Maidens" was the first to push the envelope with strong BDSM themes. "Montana Men" followed suit with softer themes but lots of deliciously graphic sex. "The Bridgewater Series" showcases ménage relationships because sometimes one hot cowboy isn't enough. No-holds-barred, graphic descriptions, strong storytelling, engaging characters and breathtaking landscapes all combine to make very naughty reads.
And as a resident of Wild Wild West, Vanessa Vale finds plenty of inspiration for her work, for who doesn't love a handsome cowboy?










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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Release Blast! Dragon Guard Series by #Author Julia Mills & #Giveaway!

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The Dragon Guard Series Box Set

(Dragon Guards #1-7)

By Julia Mills

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Enter the World of the Dragon Guard…Forever be Changed.

All Seven Books in the Dragon Guard series in one place plus a BONUS NOVELLA from USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Mills!
There Are No Coincidences. The Universe Does Not Make Mistakes. Fate Will Not Be Denied.
Her Dragon to Slay – Revised, rewritten and re-edited!!!!!!

The chemistry between a strong-willed curvy girl and fierce warrior makes all the difference in the world where nothing is as it seems. The existence of an ancient race of honor-clad, tradition-bound protectors might be hard to accept but now the dead are coming back to life and holding a knife to her neck. Can these fated mates defeat their greatest enemies and get their happily ever after?
Her Dragon’s Fire - – Revised, rewritten and re-edited!!!!!!

Her brilliant blues eyes and luscious curves have fueled his fantasies for over six years. The guilt of his younger brother’s death a weight around his heart that kept him from claiming the one the Universe had made for him. Now, nothing was as he thought and the woman he believed was unattainable is within his grasp, if only he can keep her safe from those that would use her to hurt him.
Haunted by Her Dragon

Lance has spent his long life cracking jokes and making fun of his brethren as each succumbed to the sappiness of everlasting love with the one that completes them like no other. Now the Universe is the one laughing and his fellow Guardsmen are the ones making jokes as the mating call of his kin push him headlong towards the one that will bring light to his soul. He can no longer deny that he is meant to spend the rest of his many years with Sam but his obligation to eliminate any threats to her life must come first…right? For the Guardsman who has hot-dogged his way through one hundred and twelve years, one brown-eyed curly-headed doctor will make him rethink everything he ever knew.
For the Love of Her Dragon

Two souls…destined for a Great Love decreed by Fate. But Fate has Her hands full with this couple, and if that wasn’t enough, the traitor has an army ready to destroy all they both hold dear. Can Royce forget the past and believe in the future? Can Kyra forgive a betrayal that cuts deep and believe Love will always find a way? Can they defeat an evil with no conscience, only the desire for vengeance? The Universe, the Goddess and Fate have their work cut out for them if Kyra is to know the love of her dragon.
Saved by Her Dragon

Anya is the light of his soul and the only woman able to tame the beast within. Devon has the strength and knowledge she will need in the coming days. Together, they just may be the key to saving Dragon kin. All they have to do is defeat the traitor…but that means they have to find him first.
Only for Her Dragon

Nobody said it was going to be easy. The fight will be real. It will take compromise and a love created by the Universe. Only Charlie can take the leap of faith, and only for her dragon...
Fighting for Her Dragon

One doomed dragon. One very special woman. One destiny no one could have predicted. Will they save dragon kin or destroy it?
BONUS NOVELLA: Her Dragon’s Heart

What do you get when you combine one head-strong dragon shifter with a young woman whose past won’t stay hidden, add a coven of demon-raising wizards and a Fate that will not be denied? The perfect recipe for sizzling romance, spine-tingling intrigue, sword swinging action and swoon-worthy love.





WLK Author Bio


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Mom of two rockin' girls, Reader of everything, Author of The Dragon Guards series and many more surprises to come!
I am a sarcastic,sometimes foul-mouthed, not afraid to drink a beer, always southern woman with 2 of the most amazing teenage daughters,

a menagerie of animals and a voracious appetite for reading who recently decided to write the storied running through her brain. I read my first book, Dr Suess' Cat in The Hat by myself at 4 and was hooked.

I believe a good book along with shoes, makeup and purses will never let a girl down and that all heroes of all the books

I have ever read or will ever write pale in comparison to my daddy! I am a sucker for a happy ending and love some hot sweaty sex with a healthy dose of romance.

I am still working on my story but believe it will contain all of the above with as much SPICE as I can work into it. CHEERS!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

By Moonlight: 15 Novels and Novellas By #Paranormal #Authors For Only .99 Cents!



This is a really good deal you guys. 

Seriously. 

You get 15 complete novels and novellas by your favorite or soon-to-be-favorite authors for only .99 cents. All those awesome books costs less than a Starbuck’s coffee. You may not be able to read every story right away, but winter is just around the corner.

Yeah. Yeah. I know. Most of you don't want to think about the cold weather or white stuff, but it's true, and what better way to snuggle up in a warm blanket on the couch with a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, with some brilliant stories? 

If you pre-order now, on September 1st you’ll get all 15 tales straight away.

Do I have a motive behind my madness? 

Well, yeah. Tangled Roots is one of the books in the boxset. 

I’m not going to bullshit you. BUT, this is a really good deal. Even if one of my books wasn’t part of this wonderful collection, I’d still pimp it. 

I love bargains. 

Who doesn’t? 

And I want to spread the word about it.

Here’s the Amazon link to pre-order: http://amzn.to/1Jm4URp

Cheers and happy reading! J


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Release Blitz! An Unexpected Love by #Author J. Haney

  



An Unexpected Love  
by J. Haney
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Synopsis

Ten years ago tragedy struck Kyler, leaving her pregnant and alone. She did what she had to do to survive.
But that's all she was doing. That is until he crashed into her life. Caleb Hudson was always destined to be the playboy and never settle down. Walking into the studio that day, he wasn't expecting to find her.

Fate decided she had another plan for them.

When they both least expected it, a bond between them was formed. The bond that may end up saving their lives.


Excerpt

Thirty minutes later we hear a knock at the door, Mrs. Ryan yells up that she will get it. I figured it’s just our Chinese being delivered. I'm setting the plastic on the floor so we can start painting after we eat. Just as I finished setting everything up I hear Mrs. Ryan screams out. I ran to my bedroom to grab my phone and the gun they made me keep beside my bed. I hid myself in the closet as I called Mr. Ryan, on the second ring I heard him answer.

"Hey, how are my girls doing?"  He sounded happy

"Someone's here, I'm in the closet with my gun like you told me to do. I heard a scream! What do I do?" I rambled nervously.

"Calm down Kyler... I am calling the Police in Arco. I know your father taught you to shoot. So you go downstairs and if you think you need to shoot the intruder then that is what you do."  He sounds a bit nervous.

"Okay, I got it." I say then hang up the phone.

Sneaking down the stairs, I see a man is holding Mrs. Ryan against the wall. Mrs. Ryan makes eye contact with me, and I hold up one finger to see how many people are in the house. “YOU AND ME ARE THE ONLY ONES HERE ASSHOLE! LET ME GO NOW!” She screams, and I just nod at her. The intruder slams her head against the wall again. I tiptoe into the rest of the way down and sneak up behind them. I place my gun to the back of his head.

The guns loaded and the cops are on their way. Now let Mrs. Ryan go or I will shoot you before they get here.” I say as calmly as possible. 

“I don’t think you will actually shoot me.” He sounds extremely pissed off. 

“I am going to give you to the count of three, then I will shoot this gun!” I wait a moment to see if he will let her go. Damn it, he is going to call my bluff! “One… Two… Thr”. He lets go of Mrs. Ryan before I got three out. “Now turn around.” 

The man slowly turns to look at me and tries to take the gun out of my hand. While fighting for the gun I can feel a pain starting in my stomach, oh no it’s too soon. Damn it Ky you know better than this. With one hand on the gun I knee the man in the nuts and steal the gun back away from him. I back away quickly and when the man starts to come at us I pull the trigger.












Author Bio


  
I was born and raised in Kentucky. I reside in Greenup County,
Kentucky with my family. Her debut novel, An Unexpected Love, is set to release
May/June 2015. I’m a single momma to my seven year old daughter, Jessalyn
Kristine.

I run Sweet N Sassy Book A Holics along with my sisters from other
misters! I’m the co-owner of an online boutique, Proud Momma Designs, which I
run with my amazing mother. I also own Sweet and Sassy Models! I love
photography and seeing all the little models and their smiling faces! I just
started plus size modeling and have been 5 or 6 pattern covers now. Which I’m
beyond excited about…

Fun Facts
1. My daughter Jessalyn is my most favorite person in the world!

2. I'm probably the biggest book whore there is!

3. I love music of any kind, but better yet, I love singing!

4. I hate cold/wet weather!

5. I wear at least 4 different colors at once!

6. I have the most awesome group of friends a gal can have. Tracy, Sandie, Sara, Jamie, Lisa, Chris, Patricia and Annelle! Love you Ladies!!

7. I would love to one day meet Alice Clayton, Christina Lauren, A.M. Willard, Jamie McGuire, and so many others.

8. I’m completely addicted to Tattoos and Piercings!

9. I’m very random, and will say crazy stuff out of nowhere.

10. I can tell you every word from beginning to ending of Wallbanger by Alice Clayton and One Night Series by A.M. Willard.

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