Jan 30

BLOG BARRAGE: Craved by an Alpha by Felicity Heaton

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Craved by an Alpha, the fifth book in New York Times best-seller Felicity Heaton’s hot paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website and sharing sneak peeks of the book.

Find out how to enter the Craved by an Alpha international giveaway (ends February 8th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 5 chapter sample of the novel: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/craved-by-an-alpha-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Here’s more about Craved by an Alpha, including an excerpt from this paranormal romance novel.

 

Craved by an Alpha

Having turned his back on his snow leopard pride, Cavanaugh has been counting the days until he’s free of a role he never wanted—one that separated him from his fated female and stands between him and the future he craves with her.

Just days from the night he will finally be free to be with the low-ranking beauty who stole his heart, she walks back into his life and threatens to destroy everything he’s worked towards in the five long years they’ve been apart.

Eloise has travelled across continents searching for the male who was once her best friend and so much more to her, but was now her pride’s true alpha. Desperate to fulfil a promise to her kin to save them from the tyrant he left in charge, she convinces Cavanaugh to return to his pride, but as they journey to Bhutan, doubts bloom and old feelings resurface, tearing her between duty and her deepest desires and impossible dreams.

Will Eloise be able to resist the burning need that Cavanaugh reignites in her and remember her place in the pride? And can Cavanaugh find a way to save his kin and claim the future he craves with the woman he loves?

Craved by an Alpha is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/craved-by-an-alpha-paranormal-romance-novel.php

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Cavanaugh tossed all the gear he had bought into the open back of the battered Jeep Wrangler he had purchased from a local at a very steep price. He didn’t care about how it looked as long as it survived the run up to the end of the dirt track where their trek through the forest would begin, and back again. He walked around to the driver’s side of the black vehicle, opened the door and pulled himself up onto the seat.

Eloise looked across at him and he handed her the plastic bag with the gear he had bought for her in it. She took it and peered into the bag. It wasn’t much, just a lightweight dark grey fleece and a pair of beige trekking trousers, but it managed to get a smile out of her. He couldn’t wait to see her face when she saw the pair of boots he had placed into the back of the vehicle. He hadn’t failed to notice hers were on their last legs.

He turned on the engine, clicked his seatbelt into place and pulled out onto the quiet road.

The drive was long, taking several hours just to reach the end of the paved road where it gave way to little more than a mud track. The scenery was stunning though, on display all around him in the open top Jeep, and Eloise seemed intent on taking it in, avoiding looking at him.

He stared ahead of him, towards the distant snow-capped mountains that protected their village, his mind running back over everything that Eloise had told him.

Cavanaugh flexed his fingers around the steering wheel and glared at the mountains, part of him itching to reach them and Stellan. The male was going to pay for the things he had done, and for the disgusting things he had planned too. Cavanaugh had tried to shed the sense of responsibility he felt for the pride, but as the oldest son of his father, he’d had it beaten into him since birth.

When Eloise had announced her intention to leave with or without him, she had known what she was doing. She had made it impossible for him to do anything other than go with her. He hadn’t been able to let her return alone, knowing what awaited her. He hadn’t been able to delay her either, knowing what would happen to his kin if he did.

He had spent the entirety of the two plane journeys, including the dangerous landing into Paro airport, thinking about what she was asking him to do and planning it all out. He had no interest in being the alpha. The one thing he had craved in his life wasn’t power or standing. It was her. She was the only thing that mattered to him.

This journey was his chance to convince her that she was his mate.

His plan was simple. He intended to let the remaining days pass somehow so he entered the village as a free man. He would straighten everything out with Eloise, do right by his kin as their strongest male by eliminating Stellan, and then he would go back to Underworld.

Hopefully with her.

It sounded simple anyway. He had a feeling that it was going to be anything but that.

It was late afternoon by the time they reached the end of the mud track. Cavanaugh parked the vehicle on the side of the road, turned off the engine and stepped out. Eloise opened the passenger side door and stepped down onto the mud, muttering something to herself. He rounded the back of the vehicle, pulled out the cardboard box that contained the trekking boots he had bought for her, and held it out to her. She eyed it with surprise and then smiled when she opened it.

“You can’t trek through the forest in those,” he said with a smile in the direction of her old boots and she nodded.

“Thank you.” She toed off her boots one by one and he somehow found the strength to turn his back to give her some privacy as she changed into her new clothes.

Cavanaugh busied himself with putting everything he had purchased into their backpacks. He had ensured they had everything they needed, from a canteen to climbing ropes and harnesses, to a GPS. He had even purchased protein bars. As much as he hated them, they were a necessity. They couldn’t hunt during the trek and both of them needed to keep their strength up.

Eloise rounded the back of the vehicle and took the pack he handed her, slipping it onto her shoulders. She tugged the straps to get it comfortable while he put on his own larger pack. He pocketed the keys to the vehicle and set off, following the narrow path that led from the end of the dirt road down into the forest.

They had walked for almost half a mile before Cavanaugh gave in to the constant unsettling feeling in his gut and stepped to one side on the track to allow Eloise past him. He didn’t like her walking behind him where he couldn’t keep an eye on her and make sure that she was safe. She looked at him, slowing her approach and he jerked his chin to his left, silently telling her to take the lead. His gaze raked over her as she walked past him, taking in every inch of her.

She looked better now, less haunted and had more colour, but she still barely resembled the woman he had left five years ago.

He had insisted on feeding her up, despite her protests, ensuring she’d had a good breakfast at Underworld before taking a nap there. At the airport in London, he had managed to get her to eat a large dinner with him, and then a further meal when they had reached New Delhi. He had even convinced her to sleep on the planes. She had surprised him by sleeping through the landing in Paro and he had been loath to wake her when they’d had to disembark. How long had it been since she had gotten some good sleep?

She still looked as if she needed about a week of it.

Maybe offering her a sightseeing trip around London had been the wrong approach when he had been attempting to stall her. He should have offered her his bed for a week of uninterrupted sleep.

Cavanaugh followed her through the forest, his gaze locked on her, taking in her curves beneath her dark grey fleece and her beige trousers. The more he studied her, the fiercer he burned with a need to step up behind her, place his hands on her hips, and draw her back against him. He wanted to hold her, and feel her in his arms, back with him again.

Safe with him.

Safe.

That single word sent his mind down darker paths. The thought that Stellan might have already hurt her, might be responsible for the scarring on her wrists, drove him mad with a need to track the bastard down and beat him into a bloody pulp. But Stellan wasn’t the only one to blame. No matter how much he wanted to pin it all on the other male, most of the blame for what Eloise had been through rested on his own shoulders.

Terrible things had happened to her because he had left the pride. The mistakes he had made had resulted in her being hurt. It sat in his stomach like a lead weight, dragging him down. He wanted to ask her again what had happened to her, but he feared he wouldn’t be strong enough to hear her answer.

He wanted to apologise to her, but he wasn’t sure what to say. Nothing he said could erase what she had been through. He had to try though.

“Eloise,” he started and faltered when she looked back at him, her honey-coloured eyes bright in the evening light and wide with curiosity. He scrubbed the back of his neck with his left hand and his courage failed him. “Nothing.”

A frown flickered on her brow and she looked as if she might question him, and then she turned away from him again, giving him a view of her backside that proved to be just the distraction he needed from his dark thoughts.

She began up an incline and banked left, following a trail that tracked the river to her right.

Cavanaugh looked up through the trees, checking the light level. It had taken most of the day to find a vehicle, purchase all the equipment they needed, and drive the seven hours up the track. In just over an hour, it would be dark. They would have to stop and make camp. Near to the river would be the best place to set up the small tent he had purchased and start a fire, but also the most dangerous. Countless predators made the forest their home, big cats among them, and many of them hunted along the water where their prey would come to drink.

He could smell them in the area. Tigers. Leopards. Even clouded leopards. None of them would take well to him and Eloise being in their territory. The tigers were the biggest threat. They had been known to take human prey in the past, when times had been tough for them, and had spread their territory far and wide, even up to altitude in places, clashing with the territory of the snow leopards.

The trail ended two miles deeper into the forest, at a large pool that glittered at the base of a short waterfall. This was as far as the locals went, coming here to try their luck fishing. He had met a few once, years ago, on his way down from the mountain. They hadn’t seemed surprised to see someone coming from a direction where nature prevailed and no humans ventured. He suspected that the legends the locals believed in were based on his pride and those legends were woven deep into their traditions and religion. They had known what he was, but they respected him and his kind.

Eloise distracted him from his memories by clambering up the enormous boulders that formed a wall ahead of him. He stared at her backside, cupped tightly in her trekking trousers. He might have purchased a size smaller than he should have, but he had known she wouldn’t dare complain about how tight and revealing they were. It was the first time he felt that being an alpha was a perk, not a punishment.

She leaped to another boulder and scaled the next one with ease.

Snow leopard shifters were agile climbers in both of their forms, and he had always loved climbing with her, scaling the dangerous mountains that surrounded the village in the hidden valley high above this forest. There were ledges on the mountains that offered the most incredible and breathtaking views across the Himalayas.

Her boot slipped and he was behind her in a single leap, his hands pressed against her backside to stop her from falling. She gasped and turned wide honey-coloured eyes on him, a blush climbing her cheeks before she recovered and stole her body from his grasp, ruining the moment. She hauled herself back towards the rocks and up them, away from his hands.

Hands that ached to touch her again, to explore every inch of her at his leisure, together with his lips.

 

Craved by an Alpha is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback.

Find all the links, a fantastic 5 chapter downloadable sample of the book, and also how to enter the giveaway and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/craved-by-an-alpha-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:

Author Bio

 

 

Felicity Heaton

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

FelicityHeaton.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | GoodReads | Amazon
 

 

 

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CHAPTER REVEAL: Undeniable Love by Kelly Elliott

 

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Tristan Williams thought the path of his life was on the right journey. He had a successful career, good looks, and a carefree lifestyle. One conversation changed Tristan’s way of thinking forever as his father presented him with a bottle, representing his journey and forcing unwanted thoughts of a lasting relationship to the surface. Running from the fear of commitment, he pushed away the only woman he ever had feelings for and turned to the one girl he knew he didn’t love.

 

Ryn Webster was finally putting her past behind her. Moving to Texas and concentrating on the success of her own company, she had her life almost where she wanted it. One thing was missing though…love. She thought she had found love with Tristan until he casted her aside.

 

After being hurt by Tristan, Ryn does whatever she can to push him from her heart, even if it means being with a man she doesn’t love.

 

Regardless of the path one thinks they are on, the journey of life can cause unexpected turns, altering the planned course. Will Tristan and Ryn’s bottle be tossed about, lost in the rocky waves of life? Or will calm seas prevail to help Tristan and Ryn finally find their journey of love…together?

 

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PROLOGUE

 

I had been sitting on the beach for the last hour just staring out at the black ocean. I tipped the beer bottle back and drank the last of my beer.
“Well hell. Looks like I have to go back,” I said as I got up and brushed the sand off my pants. I turned and looked back at the house. My brother Lark and his new wife, Azurdee had left two hours ago for their honeymoon and I couldn’t take watching Ryn another second.
I sucked in a deep breath of salty air and slowly let it out. My phone went off and I pulled it out of my pocket. I let out a deep breath when I saw it was Liberty.

 

Liberty: Just letting you know I’m thinking about you. If you want me to join you I’ll come down. Just text me back and I’ll be there.

 

Me: I think I just need some time to think, Liberty. We need this time apart.

 

Liberty: I didn’t mean to push you. I’m always pushing you, I know. I just really wanted to see your parents and would have loved to have seen the wedding but I understand you have your reasons for going alone. Things haven’t been so great with us lately. I’ll work on that. Promise.

 

Me: We’ll talk when I get back to Austin.

 

Liberty: Okay. I love you, Tristan.

 

I let out a sigh and shook my head. I’ve never told Liberty I loved her. I wasn’t sure anymore how I felt about her. We had been on again and off again so many times I was beginning to lose count. Currently, we were off. All she had been doing is pushing an engagement ever since she found out Lark and Azurdee were getting married. When I thought of my future I didn’t see Liberty. I only saw … Ryn. And that scared the piss out of me.
I turned my phone to silent and shoved it in my pocket. I started heading back to the house and began putting on my game face. The one I’d been wearing for the last ten months. The one where everyone thought I was happy, but deep down inside I was the unhappiest I’d ever been in my life.
I walked up the stairs to the deck and the first person I saw was Ryn. She was leaning against the railing with her head back and her eyes closed. There was no one else out here.
She looked tired. I smiled when I thought about what I had overheard earlier when Mom and Azurdee’s best friend, Jessie, were talking. Ryn had taken a two-week vacation and was renting a house on the beach just two houses down from here. I already began planning ways to ‘run in to her’ while we were both here.
She hadn’t talked to me in over ten months. No matter how many times I called and left her messages begging her to call me, she never would.
Her cell phone rang and she quickly answered it. I walked around to the other side of the deck and sat down to where she couldn’t see me.
“Hey, Dodge. Are you on your way? Yes. I thought I could, but I can’t. I need you.”
Dodge? Who the fuck is Dodge?
She laughed at something he said and then she let out a sigh. “Well, considering I still need my RFB, I’d say yes … it’s been a sucky last three days.”
I peeked around the corner and saw her smiling. She reached her hand up and began playing with her nipple.
What the fuck?
“That sounds like heaven. Yes. I’m going to need it a lot. I don’t know, you’d think after all this time you’d have been able to fuck him out of my head and heart. Maybe you’re not as good as you think you are?”
My mouth dropped open and I quickly turned back and stared out in the night sky.
She laughed again and said, “I’m still at the wedding. Yes. It was hard to see him. I don’t know. Maybe, I’ve thought about that. Yes. I realize I only use you for sex to forget about Tristan, but maybe I’m falling for you and just want your company. You ever think of that?”
My heart started beating faster and I wanted to pound this asshole’s head in.
She let out a sigh and said, “Okay. I’ll see you then. Oh trust me. I’ll be waiting and I will most certainly be ready for you. Yes naked. Hey, Dodge? Hurry please. I need to be fucked in a bad way. Bye.”
She let out a sigh and then I swore I heard her crying. I slowly stood. She was looking out toward the ocean. Her shoulders were moving up and down and when I saw her wipe away her tears, my knees about buckled out from underneath me.
I started making my way toward her. I didn’t want to walk up on her crying, so I cleared my throat and asked, “May I join you?”
She quickly wiped her tears away and looked the other way. “It’s your house,” she whispered. “How have you been, Ryn?” She turned and looked at me. If looks could kill, I’d be on the floor right now. “You’ve ignored me for three days and now you ask how I’ve been?”
I shrugged my shoulders and said, “I wasn’t sure you wanted to talk to me.” She let out a small laugh.
“Usually people attempt to talk to a person before they make that assumption.”
“Well, considering I’ve been calling you for months, and you ignore my calls—” She took a step back and shook her head.
A look of hurt moved across Ryn’s face as she slowly said, “You’re seeing … another … girl.”
“It’s not like that. We are kind of off and on. I mean … I’m not seeing her right now.” She rolled her eyes before looking into mine.
“Do you have any idea how much you hurt me?”
My heart felt like it was physically hurting as I swallowed and said, “I just thought … I wasn’t planning on—” I looked away and then back into her eyes. “I thought you just wanted to have fun, Ryn. Then you started acting different and I started having these feelings and … I was confused.”
Anger replaced the hurt in her eyes. “The only thing that confused you is why you brought the wrong girl to meet mom and dad.”
She turned and began walking into the house. I wanted to call out for her but I couldn’t. My heart felt like it was squeezing in my chest as I stood there and listened to her retreating footsteps.
I turned and stared out at the dark ocean again. That’s what my heart felt like.A dark deep sea of … darkness.

 

Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has
a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and
dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves her!
She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly
asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone
sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.
In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner
overlooking the Texas hill country and write.
One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her
property with Gus….her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose,
her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush,
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Jan 29

COVER REVEAL/EXCERPT: Love, Lies and Deception by L.P. Dover

 

Love, Lies and Deception has a brand new sexy cover!
Love Lies Deception-high
What do you do when the one person you thought you knew
turns out to be the one you knew the least?

 

Twenty-three year old Marissa Chase, and soon to be college
graduate, has everything going for her: wonderful friends, a lucrative degree,
and a chance to explore the world. What made it even better – or so she thought
– was when her path crossed with the alluring Alec Holden. Unable to stay away
from him, Marissa experiences a love like no other, and falls into his world of
passion and intrigue. However, things begin to shift when this path takes a
deadly turn.

 

Her trust is put to the test when hidden dangers unfold
before her, revealing secrets that have been buried for years. Secrets that
were meant to stay hidden. Murder, lies, and betrayal … will Marissa figure it
all out in time and escape with her life intact, or will she be too late and
fall into the trap of deception?

 

 

 

EXCERPT

 

Bending low, he continued his torturous teasing by breathing across my neck. My eyes fluttered closed as his lips connected with the tender flesh at my collarbone. I shivered as the chill bumps fanned across my skin and made me weak. His voice in my ear immediately counteracted the chills. “If you want to call this dating, then I think that usually requires a little bit of touching, does it not?”

 

My breathing accelerated as Alec’s body grew flush with mine, leaning dangerously against me. He tilted my head back slightly so I had to look into his face. Slowly, I placed my hands on his hips, and instead of touching the waist of his jeans I was met with the bare skin of his body where his shirt had lifted up.

 

Holy shit, his skin felt hot! I could feel the ridges on his sides where they disappeared beneath his jeans, and I wanted nothing more than to trail my tongue down the contours of his muscles.

 

With hooded eyes, and a raspy, breathless voice, I replied, “I’m sure it’s customary to withstand some touching, but not too much since I don’t know you very well.” I said it, but my body didn’t really mean it, and he could tell I was lying to myself.

 

Slowly, he brought his hand to my face and trailed one of his long, lithe fingers over my cheek and down my neck. “Like this,” he insisted, swirling his finger around my neck. “Is this the kind of touching we’re allowed to do?” Chill bumps exploded across my skin, making me shiver.

 

“Yes,” I breathed, relishing in the feel of his touch. “Just like that.”

 

Closing my eyes, I sighed as he trailed his finger further down, stopping at my navel. The heat of his breath fanned across my face as I felt him dipping lower. I didn’t dare open my eyes and risk breaking the connection, but I wanted to see the heat in his gaze. Ever so slowly, his mouth connected with mine, soft and confident. He lingered for a moment, not moving, just his lips touched lightly to mine.

 

I wanted more … a lot more.



USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

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Jan 29

REVIEW: Craved by an Alpha by Felicity Heaton

 

Craved by an Alpha

(Eternal Mates #5)

by: Felicity Heaton

4 HEARTS

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Having turned his back on his snow leopard pride, Cavanaugh has been counting the days until he’s free of a role he never wanted—one that separated him from his fated female and stands between him and the future he craves with her.

Just days from the night he will finally be free to be with the low-ranking beauty who stole his heart, she walks back into his life and threatens to destroy everything he’s worked towards in the five long years they’ve been apart.

Eloise has traveled across continents searching for the male who was once her best friend and so much more to her, but was now her pride’s true alpha. Desperate to fulfil a promise to her kin to save them from the tyrant he left in charge, she convinces Cavanaugh to return to his pride, but as they journey to Bhutan, doubts bloom and old feelings resurface, tearing her between duty and her deepest desires and impossible dreams.

Will Eloise be able to resist the burning need that Cavanaugh reignites in her and remember her place in the pride? And can Cavanaugh find a way to save his kin and claim the future he craves with the woman he loves?

My Review Final

I was extremely excited when I found out Cavanaugh was getting a book. I had been interested in his character since he was introduced. He was mysterious and clearly held back, and I wanted to know why, to know his story. Then Eloise walks into his life…and his story begins…

I knew I was gonna love Cavanaugh from the moment I met him. He is everything I ever wanted in a strong alpha male. He was incredibly protective, he never did anything without making sure he could look after those he cared about. He was willing to put his life on the line to protect others. He was strong and intimidating, caring and genuine, even loving and passionate. He was a perfect mix of everything, it’s no wonder others looked up to him. When Eloise walks into the bar he works at, his entire life turns upside down. He had waited so long for the moment where he could see her again, and in she walks—clearly in danger. His instincts as an alpha kick in and he takes her under his protection. She awakens feelings in him he hadn’t felt in many years and makes it difficult for him to do the right thing. He did everything in his power to protect her and keep her safe. He knew the dangers, but it didn’t matter to him. He followed his heart and used his skills to show her he was still the same, and that she was more important to him than anything in the world. He was honest with her, never hiding what he truly felt for her from her. He wanted her to understand that she was his and always would be. They shared a passion that was all-consuming and had a love that was meant to be.

Eloise was a woman on a mission. She had to find Cavanaugh, and she did. But she wasn’t expecting everything she’s felt for him to come roaring back to the surface with a vengeance. She was determined to get him to help her, to save her and the rest of his pack. Her determination also showed her strength. To be living the life she had, she had to be strong. She was incredibly beautiful and pure-hearted. Although she loved him, she knew she could not be selfish. She was willing to put the lives of her people before her desires, which showed how much she cared for others. She had a beautiful soul and Cavanaugh saw it. He refused to let her keep walls up between them. Slowly and methodically he tore them down, showing her what they had before would be theirs again. He never led her to believe that he was going to go back, to separate them again. She tried to be honorable, but a determined and sexy as hell alpha showed her that he had no interest in anyone but his destined mate. Their passion was explosive, and their love was destined.

I truly love this series, but there was something about this book that did not quite hit as hard as all the others. I can’t put my finger on what, but I felt the impact of Cavanaugh and Eloise’s story was not enough. There could have been more to it that made their relationship stronger. However, that being said, I still loved the two of them together. There was no doubt that their love was strong and a kind of bond that was destined to be completed. It was only a matter of time. Cavanaugh was the perfect man for a strong woman like Eloise. There was no doubt in my mind that they truly loved each other, that their feelings for each other were strong and pure. I think I’m in love with him myself. Lucky shifter.

 

HOTNESS RATING
4 out of 5
4 FlamesRelated Reviews

Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince – My Review
Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King – My Review
Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince – My Review
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar – My Review

Alyssa

Jan 28

RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: Muse Me Only by Princess S.O. and Taking Over Trofim by Talon P.S. and Princess S.O.

 

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MUSE ME ONLY
by Princess S.O.

MM / Erotic Romance / Artist Theme / First Person
Word count: 56,213

Available at Amazon, Smashwords & ARe
January 29, 2015!!

Xherdan Chantal is an artist still trying to find his place among the masters of color. He’s a rather independent soul, working at the New York Metropolitan Museum, who lends no time to pretending to be anything he’s not or be involved in anyway other than to stimulate his muse.

However, when a local pole dancer sneaks a shoulder-mount-to-flying-half-flag maneuver into his life, managing to seduce far more than Xherdan’s muse, he’s not sure how to put it all into perspective. Then again, painting is Xherdan’s artistic magic, not words. So, while poetic prose may have failed him, he still enjoys exploring this new sensation with loyal attention that sets Sreven above the rest of the world that’s only purpose is to feed his muse. What Xherdan was never expecting was for Sreven to become the living breath and motion of his muse.

But there’s just one fight a lover should never pick with an artist.

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TAKING OVER TROFIM
Dominion of Brothers Series: Book 4

Written by Talon P.S. & Princess S.O.

MM / Erotic Romance
WORD COUNT: 102074

Amazon Exclusive Available Jan 29th ebook and Print

Trenton Leos has always been known to many as the Dominus, the man to go to for the perfect D/s match. However, Trenton and his brothers are about to find out that he and their lifestyle has become the target of a political cleansing. A shady operation with very deep pockets comes to the surface when Trenton is asked to investigate a dark secret that threatens the future of Pyotr’s younger brother, Trofim Laszkovi and his lover, Shay Wilks.

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Trofim Laszkovi would never forget how right it felt to be in Shay’s Wilks’ arms five years ago. But Shay’s father made it abundantly clear with threats hard to ignore, that Trofim’s family would pay the price if he didn’t stay away from Shay. So with the help of a friend, Trofim made a career move that put him an ocean away from his family— and his heart.

Even now, having finally returned home only a year ago to the family he missed, Trofim hadn’t dared allow himself to look in Shay’s direction.

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Shay Wilks has done everything he could to keep his father’s plans for him at arm’s length and protect his internship as a doctor from ruin by the same man. All in hopes that the only man Shay has ever loved will one day return to him.

Now, five years later, Shay finally has another chance to be with Trofim. If only he can convince Trofim they are better together than apart as well as get out from under his father’s brutal hold in time before Shay loses Trofim again— for good.

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Jan 28

REVIEW: Montana Darling by Debra Salonen

 

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Montana Darling
(Big Sky Mavericks  #3)

by Debra Salonen

4 HEARTS
4 Hearts

FROM GOODREADS

Her marriage. Her job. Her body image. Mia beat cancer and is ready to rebuild her life in her hometown of Marietta, Montana. Literally. Her first order of business is to build a house on the ten-acre parcel she was awarded in her divorce settlement. And she’s damned if she’ll let some stranger camp on her land and claim squatter’s rights. So maybe he’s not a squatter. The high-end bike and camera hint at more. Plus, he’s hot, gorgeous and smart, but that doesn’t make him less of a threat–especially when he has the audacity to claim the land is his. Look out, darlin’, Nitro is back and prepared to prove what the other Big Sky Mavericks always knew: small packages can pack a big punch.

Ryker Bensen doesn’t have much–
And that suits him fine. Less than a year ago, he had everything: a beautiful girlfriend, a baby on the way, a career that earned him fame and a very comfortable living…until he didn’t. Grief sent him to ground, and his favorite ground growing up was a ten-acre patch along side the Marietta River where he camped every summer – land held in trust until his thirtieth birthday, now just a few weeks away. When a beautiful spitfire named Mia Zabrinski shows up and orders him off what she says is her land, Ryker realizes she might be the spark he needed to jumpstart his interest in living again.

My Review Final

Mia Zabrinski had a pretty rough deal in life, but she was dealing fairly well. A divorced mother of two wonderful kids, or one wonderful son and a teenage daughter, and she was a survivor having beaten breast cancer. She was definitely suffering from some adjustment issues though, for instance moving back in with her parents and now she was having issues with a squatter on her property. Would life ever go her way again?

Ryker Bensen had everything he loved taken away from him, his father, his fiancé, and his unborn child running away he ran back to the land he loved just outside of Marietta, Montana. He would inherit it in just a matter of weeks and then it would be time to move forward.

One piece of land, two possible owners and a whole lot of past history to overcome if they are able to allow their lust to become what they both want. Will they be able to over come their pasts and see what their futures can hold? Will the land be able to tie them together forever? Only time and Marietta know.

Ms. Salonen has taken a small amount of pages and given the readers a great chapter in the Big Sky Mavericks series. The characters are exceptional and the story is amazing. There are some times where Ryker is a bit more childish than it seems fits with his character but overall the main characters are incredibly well developed and the secondary folks are well done if a bit less, but well done with the pages given. This is a great read for those who are interested in a good, quick read with mild drama.

Hotness Rating
1 out of 5
1 Flame

**Reviewed by Valerie**
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Jan 27

REVIEW: A Cowgirl’s Christmas by C.J. Carmichael

 

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A Cowgirl’s Christmas
by C.J. Carmichael

4 HEARTS
4 Hearts

FROM GOODREADS

For years Callan Carrigan has been her father’s right hand man, so when her dad’s will names city slicker Court McAllister the new owner of The Circle C Ranch, Callan feels betrayed on every level.

Then she and her sisters find their mother’s diaries, hidden from them by their father since their mother’s accidental death 18 years ago, and the shocking revelations explain a lot. Reeling, Callan seeks refuge in the local saloon, where it seems no one can reach her, until Court offers her a challenge.

If she agrees to be foreman at the Circle C for one year, he’ll deed the ranch back to her and her sisters. The deal seems too sweet at first—until Callan realizes Court has his eyes on something she protects even more than her family’s land—her heart.

My Review Final

Callan Carrigan was the youngest of the Carriagan girls and the only one who had chosen to stay on the ranch when she had a choice. She loved her life. She loved ranching and could do it better almost anyone, including her dad. The problem was she wasn’t really good with emotions or with love. Then one day her world changed dramatically and her father was gone, but the next day would be even worse.

Court McAllister knew Hawksley Carriagan as he came out to see his family every year. He grew up loving the man, he was his uncle after all and he knew when he passed away he was going to carry out at the ranch just like his uncle wanted him to. The only problem was he wasn’t really sure how Hawksley’s daugher’s were going to take that news.

When the death of her father happened Callan was in shock. When she hears his will she spirals further down. Add to that her mother’s diaries and Court McAllister and Callan really doesn’t know what is going on in her life anymore. Can Court convince her that the Circle C needs them both or will her father have made his last stance in her life the hair that broke the camels back?

This was a hard story to read because it told the last story of the Carriagan girls. This can be read as a stand-alone but is more of a heart wrencher if you have read the other stories in the series. The girls are so endearing and it was great to finally learn a bit more as to why Callan is the way she is. There isn’t much good about death but truth/fact finding is important and when things are revealed just make sure you have your tissues handy because Ms. Carmichael doesn’t miss a beat when she is throwing punches.

Hotness Rating
2 out of 5
2 Flames

**Reviewed by Valerie**
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Jan 26

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Betrayed by Melody Anne

 

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Title: Betrayed
Series: Forbidden #3
Author: Melody Anne
Publication Date: January 26, 2015

Byron Knight’s world isn’t what most would consider perfect, but he is satisfied with the way his life is going. There are only two people in this world whom he loves — his brothers, Blake and Tyler Knight.

A woman is now threatening the carefully balanced beam the brothers have been holding on to, and her name is McKenzie Beaumont. Before she had entered the life of his brother Blake, no one, male or female, had ever come between the three men, but McKenzie and her twisted business has interfered for the last time in the Knight brothers’ lives, and she is about to feel Byron’s wrath.

McKenzie Beaumont hasn’t always been so closed off, so cold, or what the world sees as cold, but she’s learned the hard way that men are never to be trusted. If she stays ahead of the game, protects the women she employs, then the women — herself included — are the true winners, even if the men think they have all the control.

Betrayed on Goodreads
Betrayed on Amazon

About Melody Anne: Melody Anne is the author of the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series out; Midnight Fire and Midnight Moon – Rise of the Dark Angel. She’s been writing for years and published in 2011. She hold a bachelors degree in business, so she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen.

When Melody isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She lives in a small town that she loves, and is involved in many community projects.

See Melody’s Website. She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. You can also join her on Facebook or on Twitter.

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Jan 26

REVIEW: The Trouble with Christmas by Kaira Rouda

 

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The Trouble with Christmas
(Indigo Island #3)

by Kaira Rouda

THREE HEARTS
3 Hearts

FROM GOODREADS

At 35-years-old, Cole Stanton is burned out. His high-paced, uber-successful career has left him yearning to start over. He finds Indigo Island, buys a restaurant and settles into an uncomplicated life. But Christmas is a mess. He has over-committed the small restaurant’s resources again, and is over his head. He finds himself longing for everything he has left behind, until a chance encounter with gorgeous Lily offers a spark of salvation to his business and, perhaps his life.

Beautiful pastry chef Lily Edmonds is thirty years old and heartbroken. It’s just before Christmas and she’s just been dumped by via telephone by her fiancee. Her best friend Avery Putnam invites her to Indigo Island, hoping to add joy back into Lily’s life. A chance encounter with the sexy owner of a local restaurant makes Lily feel an attraction she thought she’d never feel again, and offers her a business challenge to keep her mind focused on something other than her broken heart.

Cole Stanton and Lily Edmonds are both starting over. Will the joy of the holiday season bring them together or will the troubles with Christmas push them apart?

My Review Final

Lily Edmonds didn’t know much about happiness. It seemed every time it looked like something was going right in her life it got sidetracked and went very, very wrong. Everything except her best friend and the Putnams, her family. So when the latest disaster happened, her fiancé breaking off their engagement right before Christmas, it’s not that she is surprised so much as in denial. However her best friend won’t allow that for too long and off they go to Indigo Island for what could be the best of the worst Christmas ever.

Cole Stanton was determined to start again. He hadn’t realized it wasn’t going to be easy though. Feeling responsible for the downfall of a family was a heady thing and it seemed like every time he tried to make up for it he something else went wrong. Now at Christmas time he had to figure out what was going to salvage the holiday and the new business he was running. Would he be able to? Or was it another disaster in the making?

When Cole and Lily first meet at the General Store they know something has happened between them, they just don’t know what it is or if it will last. Christmas is the time for happiness and special things might just happen when you least expect them. Will Lily be able to see that her past might just be preparing her for her future? At Christmas anything can happen.

This is and interesting love story that is part of the Indigo Island series but can certainly be read as a stand alone. The plot has a great base and the characters are relatable. The story moves quickly and the romance is mixed with business needs. This is a story for those who can fill in the blanks with their own imaginations and are willing to take out what may be considered reality to most.

Hotness Rating
1 out of 5
1 Flame

**Reviewed by Valerie**
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Jan 25

REVIEW: Fractured by Sydney Landon

 

Fractured

Fractured
(Lucian & Lia #2)

By Sydney Landon

4.5 HEARTS

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From Goodreads

Lucian and Lia attempt to deal with the aftermath of the violent attack on her by her stepfather. As events unfold in their lives, Lia finds that she can no longer be patient with the man that she loves, because his secrets are tearing them apart.

Lucian cannot deny the fact that he’s fallen in love with the brave and beautiful woman who has lived a life of horror. He wants nothing more than to protect her, but soon realizes that he may be the person who will hurt her the most.

To be together, they’ll have to fight demons from their pasts that threaten to tear them apart.

My Review Final

OMG!!!! Hot, Heavy and unbelievable. This is the second part of a trilogy that starts off right were Pierced left off and there are no words. Seriously, this is one of those books that not only can you not put down but leaves you SCREAMING at Ms. Landon when you turn the last page and realize there is one more left and it’s not to be published until the Spring.

The story of Lucian and Lia is twisted to say the least and in this installment we see Lia recover from her injuries/abuse of her stepfather. We see her learn who her real father is and we begin to see Lucian make some rather startling choices. The path to redemption is there and we just have to wait to see how redeemed they are going to be.

This is a highly recommendable book, though I have to warn you that you may want to wait till the third one comes out as these two are going to have you craving them. Pick this up if you want a damaged set of main characters, love, lust and a lot of good nooky all day and every way.

Hotness Rating
4 out of 5
4 Flames

**Reviewed by Valerie**
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