New Release and Review: Dragon King: A Dark Kings Novella (1001 Dark Nights) by Donna Grant

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Donna Grant's DRAGON KING! DRAGON KING is an Adult Paranormal Romance Novella from her Dark Kings Series. DRAGON KING is being published by the amazing 1001 Dark Nights team! Grab your copy today!

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Excerpt: 

Grace was screwed. Royally screwed. As in, her career was over. Finished.Finite.
She turned on the windshield wipers and slowed the car as she drove through the rain in the mountains. With a renewed grip on the steering wheel, she sent a quick prayer that the rain would stop.
A little sprinkle she could handle. A storm...well, that was another matter entirely.
She puffed out her cheeks as she exhaled. If only she was in Scotland for a holiday, but that wasn’t the case at all. In a last-ditch effort to give her muse a good swift kick in the pants, Grace decided to travel to Scotland.
All her friends thought she had lost her mind. Her editor thought it was just one more excuse in a very long line of them as to why she hadn’t turned the book in.
Grace wished she knew the reason the words just stopped coming. One day they were there, and the next...gone, vanished. Poof!
Writing wasn’t just her career. It was her life. Because within the words and pages she was able to write about heroines who had relationships she would never have. It was the sad truth, but it was the truth.
Grace accepted her lot...in a way. She might realize the string of miserable dates were complete misses and admit that. However, the stories running through her head allowed her to dream as far as she could, and encounter men and adventures sitting behind a computer never would.
Not being able to find the words anymore was like having someone steal her soul.
She breathed a sigh of relief when the rain stopped and she was able to turn off her windshield wipers. In the two hours since she checked into the B&B, it hadn’t stopped raining.
Rain was a part of being in Scotland, and she was pushing herself with her fear of storms to be out in it as well. It proved how far she would go to find her soul again. She needed to write, to sink into another world where she could find happiness and a love that lasted forever.
Now she was armed with her laptop and steely determination. She would find her muse again. Just as soon as she found the right place. The scenery along the highway was stunning, but the noise of the passing vehicles would be too much.
Grace needed somewhere off the beaten path. Somewhere she could pretend she was the only person left in the world. 

About DRAGON KING: A Dark Kings Novella: 

A Woman on a Mission 

Grace Clark has always done things safe. She's never colored outside of the law, but she has a book due and has found the perfect spot to break through her writer's block. Or so she thinks. Right up until Arian suddenly appears and tries to force her away from the mountain. Unaware of the war she just stumbled into, Grace doesn't just discover the perfect place to write, she finds Arian—the most gorgeous, enticing, mysterious man she's ever met. 

A King with a Purpose 

Arian is a Dragon King who has slept away centuries in his cave. Recently woken, he's about to leave his mountain to join his brethren in a war when he's alerted that someone has crossed onto Dreagan. He's ready to fight . . . until he sees the woman. She's innocent and mortal—and she sets his blood aflame. He recognizes the danger approaching her just as the dragon within him demands he claim her for his own...   

Review:

Take flight in this dragon’s tale with some action, danger and steamy nights! What a thrilling fantasy!

This if the first 1001 Dark Nights book I have read and the first of the Dark Kings Series as well. So that means I will not be comparing it to the rest. The beginning was a bit slow, but it heats up fast. I found it to be exciting and fun to read. Oh to find a cave like that with more in it than you could ever imagine, a secret worth discovering. Donna Grant brings this story to life and paints such a vivid tale that it is easy to lose track of time while being totally engrossed in the lives of Grace and Arian. Grace is unlike any character I have seen. She seems to have no problem sharing her private thoughts evens when it embarrasses her. I am used to characters holding back some, but not her. It is refreshing. Just wait till they crank up the heat. It will have you wanting more. I have so got to read more of this series.


Grace goes to Scotland trying to overcome her writers block. She gets trapped out in the middle of nowhere during a terrible storm. Arian is a Dragon King who just woke from his 600 year nap and wants to know what this woman is doing on his mountain, followed by his enemy. Stuck in the middle of a war, will Grace be able to prove her innocents or will she die trying?
~Candy


donna_grant_new  About Donna Grant: Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae. She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.   



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Re-Release: Moonsong (The Wolves of Cutter's Folly) by Lisa Olsen


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 From Bestselling Paranormal Romance Author Lisa Olsen

After werewolves attack her family, Amelia Singer escapes to Cutter's Folly in search of her long lost grandmother. There she finds the strangest revelation yet - not only is she descended from a long line of shapeshifters, Amelia's firstborn is destined to lead the pack to dominion over all others. Now power hungry shifters everywhere will stop at nothing to share in that prophecy. Choosing a mate is the only way to end the violence, but how can she be expected to choose a man she's known for less than a week? At the heart of this struggle, Amelia is torn between Chase, who makes her pulse race with a single sultry glance, and Cutter, a reclusive but tempting loner with secrets of his own. Can fiercely independent Amelia find happiness with the pack, or will she rebel under the pressure and take her chances on her own?


 



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Chase dropped to the ground on her right, landing light as a cat before straightening to his full height and stepping close.  “You’re not so good at listening, let’s see how good you are with your mouth,” he smirked.  Closing the distance between them, he leaned down to kiss her, giving her no opportunity to pull away.

Millie opened her mouth to retort, her reply cut off to little more than a squeak as his mouth closed over hers.  Who the hell did he think he was?  A wolf… a little voice deep inside reminded as she tasted his hunger.  Awareness flushed through her body as Chase pressed her against the length of him, trapping her body between his and the tree.  Everything about him was hard and unyielding, but he didn’t punish her with his strength, he merely kept her from escaping while he explored the dark secrets of her mouth at his leisure.  Amelia’s initial hesitation quickly disappeared, the blood singing in her veins as her arousal spread like wildfire wherever their bodies touched. 

Still, a smidgen of self control remained and Millie shoved at his chest, desperate to create a little space between them.  Chase barely gave an inch, blazing a trail of kisses along the curve of her jaw toward the smooth column of her throat. 

“What are you doing?” she demanded, even as her fingers slid up to curl around the collar of his shirt, pulling him closer. 

“Showing you how dangerous the night can be.”

His kiss was everything wild and dangerous about the night as promised, and a secret part of herself she didn’t even know existed responded to the predator who took what he wanted, instead of asking permission as society dictated.  No thought for consequences or the future, Chase operated on a purely sensual level.  She could feel it in the way the energy thrummed from his body to hers.  It made her forget the party in full swing just a few feet away, forget her objections to being manhandled altogether.  Somewhere in the back of her mind that bothered her in a big way, and a flare of panic went through her as he touched bare skin. 

“Wait…” she panted, breaking the kiss and drawing in a ragged breath.

“Relax.”  Chase made no move to let her go, lips brushing over the sensitive spot where neck met shoulder. 

“We should get back to the party.”

“I warned you not to stray into the dark woods unprotected.”  His teeth scraped lightly over her flesh in a love bite, and Millie hoped it wouldn’t leave a mark.  That was the last thing she wanted to explain to Gran.

“You were the one who was supposed to protect me, remember?”

“I am protecting you,” he insisted.

“How, by mauling me out in the woods yourself?” Millie demanded, pulling her head away to try and catch his gaze. 

“I am keeping you safe by making you mine,” Chase replied as if it was the most obvious thing in the world.

“Who says I’m yours?”

That brought him up short.  “Is there someone else?”

“Well, no, but…”

“Then what’s the problem?”  His sexy grin reappeared.

“The problem is, I just met you yesterday, Chase.  I don’t work that fast.”

“You can’t fight your destiny, Amelie.  You know we belong together.”

“Don’t call me that,” she snapped irritably.  Chase seemed unperturbed, stroking his fingers down the bare skin of her back, making her shiver with delight.  It took Amelia a long moment to focus her thoughts again before she could reply.  “Just because you’re a good kisser, doesn’t make you my destiny.  Besides, what about Leah?”

“What about her?”  He stared back blankly.

“Aren’t you and she…?”

Chase gave an inelegant snort.  “That was never anything serious.”

“Does she know that?  Because if looks could kill…”

“She knew exactly what she was getting into.” 

Millie turned that over in her head for a moment, trying to decide exactly what he meant by that.  “Look…”  She stole a deep, calming breath.  “I like you Chase.  I’d like to get to know you better, but I don’t belong to anyone but myself.  That’s about all I’m offering right now.  If that’s not enough…”  She shook her head.  

Chase stared back at her for a long moment, and then the tension went out of his body and he found his smile again.  “Alright, that’ll have to be enough for now.  I’m a patient man, Millie – up to a certain point,” he replied, tilting her chin up and placing an almost chaste kiss to her lips.  “So, if you’re not going to let me steal your virtue out here, let’s get back to the party.  And no more wandering off, you understand?”

“Okay, okay,” she grumbled, trusting the darkness to hide her eye roll.  “I read you loud and clear.”  She accepted his hand for the walk back to the party. 

“Good, I’d hate to have to give you another lesson.” 
I am a writer, wife, and mother of two currently living in the Pacific Northwest. I am a complete TV addict (have to have it on at all times, even when I'm writing). I also enjoy online RPG's, singing, reading, cooking... lots more I can't think of at the moment.

The supernatural has long been my favorite to write and read. Werewolves, vampires, witchcraft, ghosts, things that go bump in the night; these are a few of my favorite things to write about. Not sparkly beings with phenomenal cosmic power that are always the smartest, bravest, prettiest Mary Sue to walk the planet, but real people who just happen to have this little quirk...

I've just published my 26th book, Kiss Me When the Sun Goes Down (#10 in my vampire series, Forged Bloodlines).    


Here is a complete list of Lisa's books:
Forged Bloodlines Series
Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down
Meet Me When the Sun Goes Down
Find Me When the Sun Goes Down
Miss Me When the Sun Goes Down
Follow Me When the Sun Goes Down
Hear Me When the Sun Goes Down
Release Me When the Sun Goes Down
Trust Me When the Sun Goes Down
Tempt Me When the Sun Goes Down
Kiss Me When the Sun Goes Down
Carter (announced)
Forged Bloodlines #11 (announced)

The Fallen Series
Angel of Mercy
Mercy for the Wicked
Mercy for the Damned
Child of Mercy
Mercy for the Fallen.

The Company Series
The Company of Shadows
The Company of Darkness
The Company of Lies
The Company of Death

Pretty Witches All in a Row
Kiss the Witch Goodbye

Moonsong
Scarlett Moon: Moonsong sequel (announced)
Nine Steps to Sara
The Touch
Kindle Worlds: The Vampire Diaries: Tabula Rasa
Kindle Worlds: The Vampire Diaries: Dark Side of the Moon
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Review: Midnight Magick (Amber Lee Mysteries Book 1) by Katerina Martinez

                  

Warning: Contains some mature content. 

Description:

Midnight Magick is Book 1 in the Amber Lee Mystery series; a paranormal new adult tale about a young Wiccan entering a world of real Magick - one wrought with equal parts danger and wonder.

A lonely witch, an alpha male, a mysterious stranger, and death at the doorstep.

Young Wiccan Amber Lee had been feeling the cold hand of loneliness around her heart ever since she learned her best friend Eliza was pregnant. Before the news, life had been about rituals, elements, and staying up all night watching movies. So when a mysterious young man enters her life and takes an interest in her, she can't help but see it as some kind of blessing from the Gods.

But a series of bad omens and incidents lead the young Witch to start wondering whether the gorgeous stranger's presence is more of a curse than a blessing. As Amber dives deeper down the rabbit hole she learns about the unseen forces at work in her sleepy little town, and starts to wonder whether or not she has what it takes to make it through the storm yet to come.

Midnight Magick treads a fine line between reality and fantasy, stretching the boundaries of real world lore and occultism to create a world so similar to our own we could almost touch it. Are you ready to taste the Magick?

Review:

Overall I feel Midnight Magick is a good read. It started off a bit slow, but keeps it interesting. Then it picks up and takes you on a ride around several twist and turns. There are plenty of surprises to keep you going and danger to keep you on your toes. There were a couple of parts that I felt took away from the story a bit, but that is just me. This tale is full of magic and danger with some hot and steamy parts on the side. We do get left on a cliffhanger with so many questions, but in the end it leaves you wanting more. Book 2 should be such thrilling ride! I can’t wait to see where this series takes us next. Take the plunge into this magical world and see where it takes you.

In this journey we follow the main character Amber into a magical mystery while she discovers a world she knew so little about. She has had problems in the past with love, but someone new has her thinking about the future. The problem is, there might not be one.
~Candy

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About the Author

Katerina Martinez is the pen name of a husband-and-wife writing duo living on the Rock of Gibraltar. By day Katerina (that’s her on the picture, by the way) takes care of their five year old daughter and three cats, brainstorming ideas and writing down story beats while Lee works his nine to five in a big office to bring home the bacon. But by night the pair team up to put their ideas together, and when their story is in firmly within their crosshairs they take to their keyboards and bring it all to life.

Pooling their individual strengths to create a single, unified force, Katerina and Lee vaulted into their very first series - the Amber Lee Mysteries, a Paranormal New Adult series - in September of 2014. Nine months later, they’re celebrating the release of their fourth book in the series, with plans to finish all eight books by Halloween of 2015. After that, who knows?

They know!

You can read more about their work (and get a free sample of it) on their website.

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Review: Created by Peiri Ann

Description:

After a devastating world war, our government has manufactured genetically altered humans. These ‘creations’ are designed to manage and enforce law and order amongst the citizens. Creations don’t know fear or pain. Their sole function is to fight the enemy and live to battle again.

Orphans Kylie Alexander and her twin brother, Lukahn were born for this purpose. Dedicating their lives to sharpening their deadly skills and forfeiting the chance of love and freedom. They ready themselves for Separation, the deadly rite of passage where the oldest teens are drafted into the final preparation for war.

When Kylie and Luke are shipped off to separation three months early, questions arise. Who is the real enemy? What is really happening beyond the fractured sanctuary of the training compound?

Humans and creations alike have become lethal foes when a plague of the living dead becomes the number one hazard. Strategies change as the twins discover they may not be the saviors of humankind after all.
They may be the real enemy of the people.

Review:

Wow! What a great start to what looks to be a fantastic series! I just couldn’t put Created down once I started! It sucked me in from the beginning and left me wanting more. Peiri Ann is a wonderful writer that brought this world to life through her words. She writes with such passion I can just feel it coming off the pages as I read. I can’t think of anything I would change. It is just so well put together in my opinion.

I find the concept of the twins being bound at a cellular level and able to heal each other to be quite interesting. It’s like the twin thing being taken to a whole other level. Kylie’s journey brings us action, love, aliens and zombies. And boy what a journey it is! We get hit with plenty of the unexpected throughout the story and so does the main characters. I fell in love with the characters. Well except a couple of annoying ones, but they make the story more interesting. The end left me with so many questions that I really can’t wait to get answered. Book 2 promises to be outstanding and will defiantly be on my TBR list!

Kylie and Luke are twins created to train and fight without fear. When Separation comes they must leave everything they have known behind and begin to fulfill their purpose. The Creations are the strongest of humankind. Kylie and Luke are the strongest of the Creations. They must focus only on their purpose, resisting any distractions. Until something gets in the way, someone gets in the way and life will never be the same for Kylie. Secrets are being kept and deception is on the horizon. Also a new threat arises…. Something more deadly than they ever imagined…. The walking dead!
~Candy

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Peiri Ann shares a love in the creation of new worlds, different creatures, and unwritten possibilities.

Writing is a passion. I fell in love with it when i was a child and I am privileged to share it with you. I love writing fun/tragic adventurous novels with strong romantic elements from YA to New Adult.

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Book Blitz: Future Tense: Twelve First-In-Series Young Adult SciFi Novels


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Susan Kaye Quinn's OPEN MINDS

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep. 


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When a high-tech computer game opens a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie, only two teen gamers can save the mortal world. 


Catherine Stine's FIRESEED ONE

What if only your very worst enemy could help you save the world? 

Vincent Trigil's THE ENEMY OF AN ENEMY

In a universe of science and magic a new hero will arise. 

PK Hrezo's DIARY OF A TEENAGE TIME TRAVELER

Welcome to Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands. 


Patti Larsen's  DIDI AND THE GUN SLINGER

When an Underlord kidnaps her father, Didi Duke resurrects an obsolete cyborg gunslinger to rescue him. 


Cidney Swanson's  SAVING MARS

Jessamyn is just an ordinary pilot-in-training until the Mars colony's food supply is decimated and her brother is chosen to fly to Earth for supplies. 


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What if the Pacific Northwest seceded from United States? In 2063, it has. 


Rose Garcia's FINAL LIFE

Multiple past lives she can't remember, an enemy driven to finish his task. Can Dominique survive her final life or will she die for the last time? 


Magan Vernon's HOW TO DATE AN ALIEN

What happens when an awkward teen girl falls for an alien boy? 


Amy Evans' CLICKS -THE DOLPHIN PROPHECY

An inspiring Cli-Fi romance about an island off the coast of California where the dolphins and the lifeguards have more in common than they know. 


Lee Strauss' PERCEPTION Eternal Life is to Die For. 

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Review: Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth

Description:

Everyone in Arnn - a small farming town with more legends than residents - knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees.

After losing her parents in a horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria and her older brother escape New York City to Arnn. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope, when she should be afraid. 

Perhaps the witch can reunite her with her lost parents. Awakening the witch, however, brings more than salvation from mourning, for Honoria discovers a past of missing children and broken promises. 

To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness. 


How deep into Witchwood Hollow does Honoria dare venture?

Review:

Oh my! This is one amazing book! It grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go! What a great adventure of love, loss, mystery and magic. I just love Jordan Elizabeth’s writing style. It flowed so well and I found the storyline to be believable and very interesting. We not only follow the story along with the main character Honoria, we get to delve into the legend itself to learn how it came to be and events since. This book kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. In the end I was thrown for a loop. I was so shocked at what happened and found it to be quite emotional. It defiantly played out in a way that I had not even imagined as I read. Escape from Witchwood Hollow is a must read!


Honoria lost her parents when terrorist took out the twin towers on 9/11. She moves to Arnn with her brother, Aunt and Uncle to start anew, but what she finds there is more than she could have ever imagined. The people of Arnn are obsessed with the legend of Witchwood Hollow. This legend tells of a forest that when people enter it they never return and in this forest resides a witch. The question is, is the legend true and why is Hororia drawn to the Hollow and its mysteries.
~Candy 

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