Friday, January 20, 2017

#Cover Reveal ONLY A MISTRESS WILL DO by Jenna Jaxon

by Jenna Jaxon
ISBN: 9781516102822

Publish Date: 4/4/2017
Format: ePub
Genre: Historical Romance

The man of her dreams . . . belongs to another woman.

Destitute and without friends, Violet Carlton is forced to seek employment at the House of Pleasure in London. She steels herself for her first customer and is shocked when the man rescues her instead of ravishing her. A grateful Violet cannot help but admire the handsome Viscount Trevor. But she must curb her desire for the dashing nobleman she can never have because he is already betrothed to another . . .

Tristan had gone to the House of Pleasure for a last bit of fun before he became a faithful married man. But when he recognizes the woman in his bed, he becomes determined to save her instead. Now, his heart wars with his head as he falls for the vulnerable courtesan. Unable to break his betrothal without a scandal, Tris resolves to find Violet proper employment or a husband of her own. Still, his arms ache for Violet, urging him to abandon propriety and sacrifice everything to be with the woman he loves. . . .

Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical and contemporary romance. She has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager. A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise—so expect her to incorporate these elements into her work! She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets where she is currently working on the next House of Pleasure book, Only A Mistress Will Do, as well as a Regency series. When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre, working with local theatres as a director. She often feels she is directing her characters on their own private stage when she writes. Jenna equates her writing to an addiction to chocolate—once she starts she just can’t stop!

Cover Reveal for DEAR AGONY by Georgia Cates

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Georgia Cates
Releasing March 1st, 2017

Dear Agony,

You've been my shadow, following me through childhood—filling my days and nights with terror and uncertainty. You cleverly disguised yourself as some form of pain or suffering as I grew into a young woman. We were unwavering companions … until I severed our ties.

I traded homelessness on the streets of New Orleans for a luxurious bed covered by the finest linens.
I traded dumpster diving for dinner in the finest restaurants.
I traded myself to a stranger—Bastien Pascal.
I have a good life within my platonic and mutually beneficial companionship with Bash.
He’s my friend. My mentor. My roommate.
Until everything changes.
I’m not supposed to get goosebumps when his hand brushes my skin.
I’m not supposed to be eager for his soothing touch following one of my nightmares.
I’m not supposed to think about what might happen if I reached out to him in the darkness.
Falling in love with him? Preposterous . . . unavoidable.
Agony, why are you back with a vengeance to rob me of this life I’ve come to love so dearly?
I’m finally happy. Don’t ruin this for me.

Always yours,

In this epic love story, Dear Agony forges a connection between an unlikely pair—a beautiful rose entwined in barbed wire and a shipwreck sinking into the darkest depths of the ocean. This agonizing romantic novel poses some gut-wrenching questions: What does a woman do when the man she loves is planning his own demise? And how far will she go to give him something to live for?

Georgia Cates resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

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Luke Gracias Presents THE DEVIL'S PRAYER Blitz & #Giveaway
She was desperate - She sold her daughter's soul to the Devil
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The Devil's Prayer
by Luke Gracias

Publisher: Australian eBook Publisher (February 18, 2016)
Publication Date: February 18, 2016
Genre: Horror | Occult
Print Length: 293 pages
Available from: Amazon
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 A nun commits suicide in front of thousands in Spain. In Australia, Siobhan Russo recognises that nun as her mother, Denise Russo, who disappeared six years ago.

In search of answers, Siobhan travels to the isolated convent where her mother once lived. Here she discovers Denise’s final confession, a book that details a heinous betrayal that left her crippled and mute, and Denise’s subsequent deal with the Devil to take revenge. In the desperate bargain Denise made with the Prince of Darkness, she wagered Siobhan’s soul.

As Siobhan discovers the fate of her soul, she learns that hidden within the pages of her mother’s confession is part of The Devil’s Prayer, an ancient text with the power to unleash apocalyptic horrors.

And now her mother’s enemies know Siobhan has it.

Can Siobhan escape an order of extremist monks determined to get the Prayer back? Can she save the world from its own destruction?

Explicit Content Warning: "The Devil’s Prayer" is a historical horror thriller that contains brutality, rape, sex, drug abuse and murder. Readers may find its content offensive and confronting. 

The Devil's Prayer by Luke Gracias

The Devil's PrayerWhen Siobhan Russo saw the face of the nun who had just committed suicide, she saw the face of her mother, a woman who disappeared six years before. This revelation sends Siobhan on a journey to discover what happened to her mother so many years ago. What she finds is a confession of sorts, a plea for forgiveness from her daughter and the history that led her to run far away.

Do you believe in a power beyond our comprehension? Do you believe that if there is a God, there is a Devil? Everyone has heard of making a deal with the devil, the cost is your soul, or in the case of Denise Russo, the soul of her oldest daughter, should she fail to hold up to her end of the bargain.
Her story started long ago, on the night that held one of the most grievous betrayals a person can face. For Denise, it was a night of torture, as she became the victim of some of the most vile and heinous crimes against a human being. Left for dead, she miraculously survived, paralyzed, mute and powerless to seek justice. That is when he came, the Devil, himself with a promise of revenge for Denise against her betrayers, the animals she once thought of as friends, including the man she was supposed to marry.

The cost of that revenge was high, her daughter’s soul if she failed. The only aid she was given was the use of her body once again, but only at night. By day she would once again be trapped within her mind and useless body. But is the Prince of Darkness to be trusted or has he used Denise for something far more heartbreaking and soul crushing? Was she to become the vessel to birth the devil’s own child?
Siobhan also finds throughout this gut-wrenching tale that an ancient and mythical message, is tucked between the pages of her mother’s posthumous confession and now there are those who will stop at nothing to take it from Siobhan.

Follow along as both Denise’s tale and the ensuing tale of Siobhan’s desperate attempt to live culminate in a tale of horror, pain, revelations and loss as she realizes she has become entangled in a battle for her very soul.

Brutal, raw and repulsive details come to life under the dagger sharp pen of Luke Gracias as he unwraps his unholy tale of revenge and regret in The Devil’s Prayer High on tension, graphically descriptive action, we are thrust into the nightmare this writer has created. Definitely not for the faint of heart or those who are susceptible to night terrors, Mr. Gracias has brought dark fiction to life, blending fact with fiction and conjuring up a tale that in itself is a masterpiece of terror. Never has revenge seemed so repulsive, yet, never has turning the other cheek seemed so impotent. Prepare to be scraped raw and left shuddering by this powerful author.


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Happy Release Day - TSUNAMI CRIMES by Chrys Fey

Tsunami Crimes
by Chrys Fey

My rating: 5 stars

Disaster Crimes - Book 3
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (January 20, 2017)
Publication Date: January 20, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Available from: Amazon

Beth and Donovan have come a long way from Hurricane Sabrina and the San Francisco earthquake. Now they are approaching their wedding day and anxiously waiting to promise each other a lifetime of love. The journey down the aisle isn’t smooth, though, as they receive threats from the followers of the notorious criminal, Jackson Storm. They think they’ll be safe in Hawaii, but distance can’t stop these killers. Not even a tsunami can.

This monstrous wave is the most devastating disaster Beth has ever faced. It leaves her beaten, frightened. Is she a widow on her honeymoon? As she struggles to hold herself together and find Donovan, she’s kidnapped by Jackson's men.

Fearing her dead, Donovan searches the rubble and shelters with no luck. The thought of her being swept out to sea is almost too much for him to bear, but the reality is much worse. She’s being used as bait to get him to fall into a deadly trap.
If they live through this disaster, they may never be the same again.

Tsunami Crimes by Chrys Fey (Disaster Crimes, #3)

Tsunami Crimes (Disaster Crimes #3)They met during a deadly Hurricane, survived a San Franciscan earthquake and through it all, found love. Beth and Donovan are getting married and a honeymoon in Hawaii is just what these two need after all they have been through. Their marital bliss may be short-lived as the infamous Jackson Storm has issued a kill order that cannot be cancelled. Maybe being thousands of miles away will be their safe harbor as the beaches and the surf in Hawaii calls to them.

Storm has it out for both of them and he plans on getting his revenge, even from prison and in the underbelly of life money not only talks, but it screams like a banshee to those who will heed the call. Maybe using Beth as a non-police decoy wasn’t such a great call, but women are being victimized, brutalized and murdered and Beth is determined to end their nightmares that she, too, knows too well. In Hawaii, while doing what the tourists do, then discovering they have been tracked down and must run again, who could imagine that only the timing of the deadly surge could save them from a bullet, only to offer them a watery grave. What if they are separated? Will they both survive only to once again, play hide ‘n’ seek with monsters of the human variety?

Chrys Fey is back with another thriller pitting Donovan and Beth against more than just the deadly throes of Mother Nature. One tough, yet amazingly intuitive woman and her ever protective husband and lover will once again, stand up to the evil that threatens all they have. TSUNAMI CRIMES is fast-paced, and Ms. Fey’s ability to bring the internal fight for survival during a rogue tsunami to life is frighteningly realistic. I actually thought about what would go through my head, what I think just seeing disaster footage on television and I felt I was there, in the water, being thrown viciously about, powerless and at the mercy of fate.

Beth and Donovan are a darling team together. I must say, Donovan is the more level-headed of the two, and his fierce need to keep Beth safe will be tested sorely. A great tale of intrigue, evil and the power of nature, of course, Beth is a force to be reckoned with, herself!
I received this copy from Chrys Fey in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Watched by Sharde Richardson

by Sharde Richardson

Series: Mikayla Blake, Demon Hunter - Book 1
Publisher: Jolt Books (May 31, 2011)
Publication Date: May 31, 2011
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 290 pages
Available from: Amazon
This world is full of coincidence...

I said it was full of pervs with a boner for pubescent kids, murderers lurking in the shadows, and God-awful things I didn't care to think about.

God. I didn't know if I qualified to say that anymore. How did things get so out of control, so messy? I was normal, once. Put on my bra one arms strap at a time, laced my Converses from bottom to top just like everyone else. Granted it was a slightly different version of normal--a little too far left of kosher, maybe? But before all of this twistedness happened, I was me. I was a little ignorant, a little na├»ve. I was whatever my social network profile said. But I hadn't updated it in, like, three months, so...

Three months ago, I was the girl who wore her hair in a saggy ponytail, the girl with the stutter. I despised my mom's cooking, gamed too much, and laughed at all my dad's jokes even when they were corny as hell. I'd never been kissed or gotten into trouble. I was Mikayla Blake, human, prone to fuckups and mishaps. No more, no less.

Three months ago, my new life started. And nothing's been coincidence since.

Watched by Sharde Richardson
WatchedAttitude in spades, snark galore, and I loved it! Safe to say Sharde Richardson has her own style of writing and it is earthy, quirky and feels like some reality is sandwiched between those book covers! WATCHED is total entertainment, from the paranormal aspects to the plot to the characters, total entertainment!

Mikayla was your average ponytail wearing, less than popular girl with a horrible stutter that made her fodder for others. She has those parental issue things most kids have as they are testing the waters of life.

It was on her seventeenth birthday that her life went totally off the rails and her ride would never be the same again. Mikayla was skating, alone, enjoying the solitude that brought peace, until she got “that feeling.” The one that says she is being watched and she was right. She was also the target for murder, but survived, waking up in a hospital, alive, and changed. Very changed. Was it the near death experience that gave her the ability to see auras around people and discern their intent? Can she really see demons? Demons? Seriously? That isn’t all that has changed for Mikayla, either. It seems she has a mission in life, a very special, very dangerous mission and swallowing that knowledge is like believing in the tooth fairy for Mikayla, but hey, this girl is up for the challenge, once she gets past her disbelief.

She is about to set off on a new road, a new life and there will be someone at her side. Lucas has had his eye on Mikayla for a while, but what are his motives and how does he know so much about her, heck even she cannot remember anything past her thirteenth birthday!

Sharde Richardson has a tale to tell and characters to love! If you think you have read all there is to read about young adult demon hunters, clearly you haven’t tried Watched and it is time to rectify that situation! Get ready for Sharde, she is an author to read!

I received this copy from Sharde Richardson via Instafreebie.

Protected by Lauren Dane (Diablo Lake, #2)

by Lauren Dane

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Diablo Lake - Book 2
Publisher: Carina Press (January 1, 2017)
Publication Date: January 23, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 352 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Tensions are building in Diablo Lake as the two main rival Packs vie for control, and the town is divided along lines of Pack loyalty. Aimee Benton and Mac Pembry are on opposite sides and he seems to find excuses to spar with her daily. He's infuriating—not to mention charming, gorgeous and oh-so-lickable.

Mac can't resist pushing Aimee's buttons. She's always been incredibly sexy, and the wolf in him craves a female with fire in her belly. When a heated argument ends with a sizzling kiss and Mac gets a taste of her, he craves more—and she can't seem to get enough of him, either. The forbidden nature of their attraction stokes their desires until they're secretly hooking up whenever they can.

But then Mac's clan goes too far, and Aimee shuts him out. She's hurt and angry—but that's nothing compared to the rage Mac is feeling toward his own Pack. A fight is brewing that will plunge the whole town into chaos, and someone will have to cross Pack lines to keep the town's fragile peace from breaking apart for good.

 Protected by Lauren Dane (Diablo Lake, #2)

Protected (Diablo Lake, #2)The supernatural town of Diablo Lake is about to explode from the tension building between two rival wolf packs and the town is divided. As if that isn’t bad enough, Mac Pembry is resorting to tormenting the heck out of witch, Aimee Benton, just to get her attention! Cute, aggravating and sooooo third grade, but it just may be working as Aimee finds the rival wolf just a little too desirable. Is this a case of the Sharks versus the Jets with fur? Can these two really hope to find love amidst the brewing storm ahead?

When one pack goes too far, fur will fly and Aimee and Mac may lose their happily ever after unless there is some way to bring peace to Diablo Lake in time. Would Aimee be seen as the witch the Pembry pack needs? Is this why Mac is after her?...Wait, no one could fake the sizzle and steam of their passion, so this must be love, but will it be tainted by others for their own purposes? Where does the Dooley pack stand in this romance? What will both Mac and Aimee have to give up for love? What would they have to gain? Like any small town, Diablo Lake residents have their opinions…

Lauren Dane’s PROTECTED is a great addition to the Diablo Lake series and stands just as tall and proud as book one. Action, heated tempers and passions will hit the boiling point and Lauren Dane takes us into the heart of the supernatural world, so be prepared for anything while receiving the best from this talented author!

I received an ARC edition from Carina Press in exchange for my honest review.

Red Blood by Emma Hamm (Series of Blood, #2)

Red Blood
by Emma Hamm

Series: Series of Blood - Book 2
Publication Date: January 13, 2017
Publisher: Emma Hamm
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Print Length: 291 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Lyra has been through hell and high water to get to where she is in life. As part of an elite team working for god-like creatures, she considers herself capable of anything. But when she is tasked with finding a person who fulfills a prophecy capable of saving the world, she finds that she has met her match. She must convince this man to help her while hiding secrets of her own...


He is known as the "Graverobber". Dark power flows from his fingertips and is wielded without a thought. For years he has existed without a soul. Without conscience. Until a tiny Siren walks into his life and demands he come with her. She is the first person to ever dare order him to do anything. Suddenly, the soulless Graverobber finds himself intrigued by something full of life and light.


Brewing in the darkest corners of the world, an ancient evil plots to destroy them all. Lyra and the Graverobber must join forces to save the lives of countless magical creatures and humans. But both find that to protect those they love, they must give up everything that is important to them.


 Red Blood by Emma Hamm (Series of Blood, #2)

Red BloodShe is a siren on a mission from the god-like creatures she works for. He is a soulless entity of dark and fearsome power and NO ONE dares confront him, until her. Lyra must convince the “Graverobber” to stand with their magical kind to defeat the vilest of evils who wants to destroy them all.

Hello to one tough Siren! Lyra is a force to be reckoned with! Tough, standoffish and not particularly likable at times, we soon discover her tough as nails exterior hides a woman who has suffered, who has felt pain and never wants to feel it again. It is Lyra’s boldness that intrigues the Graverobber and warms his cold heart.

What they will face, what they will learn and what they will feel brings Emma Hamm’s RED BLOOD to life in a fast and furious tale of looking beyond the exterior to finding the real treasure and strength of another.

Absolutely riveting, as Emma Hamm takes a sharp turn from book one and digs deep with heavy emotions, heavy action and two characters who were fabulous together. Talk about well-developed and intense, both Lyra and the Graverobber could continue to hold my attention captive for many books to come, they are that good!

Ms. Hamm displays some sharp and versatile writing talent that cannot be ignored!

I received an ARC edition from Emma Hamm in exchange for my honest review.

Cover Reveal - Crossroads by Laney McMann

Laney McMann
(The CrossWorld Chronicles #1)
Publication date: Winter 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Hawk Holland is dead—he just doesn’t know it.
At seventeen, Hawk is a professional Motocross rider. Hot, badass, smart—with a drug problem—and a death wish. Winning is what he does best. Being in the spotlight is second nature. But after his best friend dies of an overdose during a televised race, Hawk goes down a road that leads to a similar fate—and that’s just the way he wants it—or so he thought.
Fawn Marchat is a CrossWorlder. Her lineage stems from her greatest of grandmothers, the Goddess Hecate. Fawn has many gifts, including the ability to see into the Afterlife and save souls on the Crossroads of death. But between her over-bearing grandfather insisting she follow the path of her elders in Wiccan Craft and assume her birthright, her uptight private Catholic school, and her mom always on her case about the only positive diversion in her life—Fawn has no desire to save anyone but herself.
When the world of the living collides with the world of the dead, Hawk Holland realizes a choice he made while under the influence set him on the fast-track to the Crossroads, a waylay station for lost souls with a one way ticket to Hell—and Fawn is the only one who might be able to save him.

Author Bio:
Young Adult Dark Fantasy Writer, Myths and Legends Believer, Voracious Reader, Music Snob, World Builder, Poet, Quote Junkie. My thoughts on Writing, Social Media, Reading, Books, Publishing, and Music. Generally. Author of The Fire Born Novels TIED, TORN & TRUE Author of The Primordial Principles CRYSTALLUM 2015, DAEMONEUM 2016 Author of The CrossWorld Chronicles CROSSROADS (2016) Pub'd by J. Taylor Publishing, Jagged Lane Books, and formerly by Booktrope Editions Publishing.


Indecision by Elisabeth Grace Blitz and #Giveaway

Elisabeth Grace
(Maine Attraction #1)
Publication date: August 31st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
From USA Today Bestselling Author, Elisabeth Grace…
Jackie Davenport will try anything once, especially in the bedroom. Anything except falling in love. She lives a carefree existence packed full of fun, but free from emotional entanglements and that’s just how she wants to keep it. When she meets the new police officer in town, she’s unable to deny the connection between them. His over confidence and bullish ways grate on her…still she can’t help but find herself falling into his bed AND falling for him.
Jamie McTavish is man enough to admit that he probably didn’t make the best first impression when he met the 911 Operator. That doesn’t mean there isn’t still sizzling sexual tension between them. He’s a man of action and he’s not content to sit on the sidelines until Jackie works out her issues. But trying to tame this tiger might be too big of a challenge for even him.
WARNING: In order to enjoy this book you need to be a fan of hot sex with equally hot guys and enjoy brooding alpha males. LOL
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Jesus Christ, was she trying to kill me? I’d been here for hours and as if the sight of Jackie in her cute sundress wasn’t enough, I’d had to spend the past hour watching her bounce around the pool while a group played volleyball. The chocolate brown bikini she was wearing clung to her firm figure and left little to the imagination. She’d pulled her dark hair up into a messy bun and the green in her eyes seemed even more prominent than usual because of the sun she’d gotten on her face earlier.
“Jamie, why don’t you join us?” Ben yelled across to me from the pool. “Patterson has to get back to the Mrs., and we need someone to sub in.”
I’d brought my suit since the invite referred to the event as a retirement/pool party. Getting a closer view of Jackie in that flimsy scrap of fabric she called a swimsuit wouldn’t hurt either.
“Give me a minute, and I’ll go change,” I shouted back.
Jackie’s lips formed a thin line, as if she didn’t approve of my joining their little game, which only made it that much sweeter for me. The sexual tension that had been thrumming between us had me wanting to get under her skin. I figured if I couldn’t touch it, I could get under it at the very least.
But by the time I made my way over to the pool, the game had changed and the guys were now playing with the women hoisted up on their shoulders. I felt a grin forming on my face. This ought to be fun. My gut tightened when I saw Jackie’s tanned legs wrapped around the shoulders of the guy she’d left me to go speak to earlier. They certainly seemed cozy with one another. What was the deal with those two?
I mentally shook it off. I had no claim to her. Jackie could do what she wanted. As could I.
I politely pushed my way through the crowd on the patio area and caught Jackie’s eye a moment before I reached the pool. I grinned with satisfaction when I noticed her gaze dart down the expanse of my chest and back up. When she caught me looking at her perusal of my assets, her eyes flared for a second and then morphed into an expression that reminded me of a child who’d been caught doing something wrong.
I chuckled and dove into the pool. “Okay, what are we playing?” I asked once I surfaced.
“Jamie, you get Sylvia on your shoulders,” Ben said.
I glanced over at the blond waiting in the corner of the pool. She gave me a coy smile. I didn’t know who Sylvia was, but I smiled warmly and introduced myself.
“I’m Jamie. Good to meet you.” I held my hand out for her.
She giggled for a second, then shook it. “Sylvia, pleasure. I’m glad you decided to join us.”
Someone made a disgusted sound behind me. “Are you guys going to ogle each other all afternoon or are we going to play?” It was Jackie, and she sounded irritated. If I didn’t know better, I would’ve guessed jealous.
I turned to face her, almost laughing. She looked pouty with her hands crossed over her chest and a scowl on her face.
“Hold up there, princess. Give us a minute.” I grinned, knowing my comment would antagonize her further.
She made another sound of frustration and uncrossed her arms.
“You ready to kick their ass?” I asked Sylvia.
“Definitely!” She flipped her platinum hair behind her shoulder and smiled.
I swam down under the water where Sylvia had widened her stance and put my head between her legs, rising up out of the water so that her thighs rested on my shoulders. When I came up out of the water, I saw Jackie bending down as best she could and whispering into her partner’s ear. The guy whose shoulders she was on patted her leg and nodded. My jaw clenched at the sight of his hand on her thigh.
“Alright. Three points until match. You all set?” the guy who was acting as referee shouted.
Everyone on both sides nodded, and I spread apart from my other teammates to cover the most ground. As I watched the muscles in Jackie’s thighs clench around the other guy’s neck, I vowed that I, too, would have my head between Jackie’s legs before the night was over.

Author Bio:
USA Today Bestselling author, Elisabeth Grace, has a hot spot for alpha males and a soft spot for happily ever afters. She lives outside of Toronto, Canada with her husband, two small children, and killer cat. Her theory is that Satan himself spawned the white furball. She's almost always eaten a chocolate bar before 10am (don't judge) and has a mild, but healthy obsession with model David Gandy. ;)
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