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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Series Spotlight and Author Interview: Rulers of Darkness by Amanda J. Greene!

Passion can be lethal...

Caressed by Moonlight
Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.
Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.
After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire, would bind them for all eternity, but treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive. 

Caressed by Night
Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both. 

Caressed by a Crimson Moon
Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.
To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.
Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?

Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to be here today and to announce the release of box set 1 of the Rulers of Darkness series (books 1 -3).

Tell my fans a little bit about yourself and your books.

I’m a So Cal gal through and through. My husband and I live in a little beach town with our 2 pups: Kelly (cocker spaniel) and Barrett (Blackmouth Cur Mix). We all love watching Football and Formula One, curled up and snuggled on the couch. Kelly and I are Green Bay fans while my husband and Barrett are all Raider Nationed out.  Also, I come from an Italian family. Saying I cook a lot is a HUGE understatement, but I love it!
As for my books, I write what I enjoy to read: paranormal romance. I became obsessed with the genre so long ago who remembers? I currently have 2 series: Rulers of Darkness and Under Realm Assassins. Both center around vampires (my favorite), but feature other paranormal characters such as witches, shape-shifters, werewolves, and more. I also like reading historical romance and have considered trying to write one. I’ve also considered trying my hand at military romance…food for thought.

What are you currently reading?

I’m working my way through Monica McCarty’s Highland Guard series. Love it! Monica McCarty’s stories are rich in detail and historical goodies. Her writing style is wonderful; she has a real talent for drawing the reader to her characters. It doesn’t hurt that all her heroes are beyond hunky J

What inspired you to start writing? What age did you start?

I began writing in middle school and was hooked ever since. I wrote the original rough draft of Caressed by Moonlight when I was 12-13. It was written by hand. In 2010, I was going through some boxes after a recent move and found the binder I had kept the draft in. After flipping through the pages, I figured I should breathe new life into the storyline and boost up the characters. I changed it up a bit and planned to release it as a standalone until the idea of Dimitri, Hadrian, Sonya, and Gabriel came to me. Over that summer I polished it up a bit, decided to make into a series, and made one of the best choices ever – self publish. I released Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness #1) in winter 2010.

Do you listen to music while you write?

Yep! Music helps me develop my characters, their back stories, and some songs can help be envision/write out a scene.  Tech N9ne is one of my favorite music artists and I draw a lot of inspiration from his music. I generally play Pandora while I write or, when I’m having a difficult time focusing or have come to an imagination road block, I’ll listen to soothing sounds of rain. My favorite and most productive writing days are when it’s raining.

What are you currently working on?

I don’t know if I have ADHD when it comes to writing or if my characters are just too demanding, but I also have 2 to 3 storylines going at the same time. It is VERY difficult to focus on one project when there are so many characters and stories that want to share with my readers.  However, my next release will be Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5), Gabriel Erhard’s story. He has been seen throughout the Rulers of Darkness series and I’m excited to finally work on his book.

I’m also working on something entirely new, Passion’s Prey. I haven’t decided if this will be a standalone (as it was originally written when I was in high school. I’ve since re-written it about 10 times) or if I would like to make it a trilogy. Either way, it is going to great. I absolutely love the characters and their world and I’m anxious to share them with readers. My family and close friends say Passion’s Prey is their favorite of everything I’ve written, but it’s not just there yet…It needs a little something. I will say, the hero, Gregory Wrothston, will be stealing hearts.
Then there is my Under Realm Assassins series. All within URA will be novellas. Simple, steamy, fast paced reads. I’ve got a few ideas for this series waiting to put to paper.

Out of all of your characters, who is your favorite?

It is no secret; my favorite character is Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan of vampires from Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3). He is dark, brooding, gorgeous, tortured, and sweet. I have a thing for tormented heroes. *swoon*
My next favorite would be Ethan Halstead from Surrender to the Chase (Under Realm Assassins #2) because out of all the heroes I’ve written, he reminds me the most of husband. All the way down to his ring tone, Keep their Heads Ringin by Dr. Dre.  

As a fan of both Paranormal Romance and Historical Romance, it is always a delight to find the two genres melded into one story. I enjoyed the author's other series, but Caressed by Moonlight is something special. It's a captivating and sensual tale of a vampire king and a young woman he didn't know he needed.

I was a fan of this story from the very beginning. The plot is very intriguing and I loved watching how it played out. Who knew a quick marriage to a dark and handsome stranger (with fangs!) would work out so well for the main female character, Victoria. The character development and relationships between the characters were two of my favorite parts of the story besides the plot. I enjoyed the interaction between Victoria and her little sister. There were several scenes involving the two that tugged at my heartstrings. Dorian and Victoria's relationship was enjoyable for an entirely different reason. The two had a wonderfully combustible chemistry, which made for some spicy scenes (18+).

The historical aspects of this book were well done. It felt similar to a lot of my favorite historical romance novels and that is saying something because I think it is difficult to write a good historical novel. I love all the balls, reputations and scandals (Oh my!). Then there are the paranormal aspects, which are also done well. I have never been a huge fan of vampires, but this author has converted me. When done well they are dark, sexy and very addicting. That is the case with Dorian, a vampire king.

I am very much looking forward to reading the rest of this series and falling in love with the rest of the author's vampires. I recommend this series to any paranormal romance fan looking for something different.


Monday, January 25, 2016

Release Day Blitz: Wings of Vengeance by Cameo Renae!

Title: Wings of Vengeance (Hidden Wings Series, Book Five)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: CHBB
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

No one knows of Lucian’s long-held secret—a recently transformed Nephilim daughter. Unfortunately for the Gray house, Lilith believes Emma is the one responsible for killing her father, and her deep-rooted hatred has turned into an envious obsession.
Powerful, with wings as dark as night, revenge consumes Lilith’s every thought, only to be fueled by Lucifer’s lies. Her newly transformed gifts have raised the danger level. Her aim is to strip Emma from everyone she loves, and has Lucifer’s Fallen warriors to aid in her task.
Receiving help from Midway, Emma reconnects with friends of old and new, and hopes it will be enough to keep them all alive.

My family is what keeps my heart beating, and my world a happy place to be.

I was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with my husband and children to Alaska.
I'm a daydreamer, a caffeine and peppermint addict. I love to laugh, love to read, and love to escape reality. One of my greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance, and sharing it with others.
One day I hope to find my own magic wardrobe, and ride away on a magical unicorn. Until then...I'll keep writing!

Favorite quote: "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination." Albert Einstein


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Chapter 1
“Emma, wake up.” I blinked several times, trying to focus in the darkness, only to find Kade’s distraught eyes hovering close by. “Another nightmare?” he asked.
I nodded, wiping the beads of sweat from my brow and then cuddled close to him, resting my head on his chest. The beating of his heart had a way of calming my anxiety, soothing my every fear.
“Maybe you should talk to Alaine,” he whispered, pressing his lips to the top of my head.
“I’ll talk to her in the morning,” I exhaled.
“You’re shaking.” His hands rubbed down my arms. “Was it about me?”
I could sense a hint of concern in his voice.
“No,” I breathed. “It was about Alaine this time.”
I tried to erase the visions of her scorched and blistered body from my mind, but it was still there. In full color. Terrorizing me. The smell of smoke was still lingering in my nose, and the heat of the flames still felt warm on my skin.
I didn’t want to worry anyone with my troubles, but it was the third time this week I’d woken Kade with these horrifying nightmares. Every night it was a different loved one, and they were getting stronger as they progressed.
What was most unnerving was the shadowy figure with onyx wings present in every one. I could never make out the face but could sense its twisted pleasure as it watched me suffer.
I’d had enough of watching my loved ones endure horrible and painful deaths. Although they were nightmares, the pain was real and lingered for days after. It was something I couldn’t just erase. These dreams ate at my soul, keeping me tight in its cold, indifferent arms, holding on through my waking hours.
I prayed they weren’t premonitions, and I prayed Kade wouldn’t be in any future nightmares. I’d watched him suffer in real life, and it’d shattered my entire being. Now that we were bonded, watching it happen again would kill me.
I glanced over at the clock. It was four in the morning, but I didn’t want to go back to sleep.
“Where are you going?” Kade asked as I slipped from the warmth of his arms.
“To make some coffee and read the book Lia sent me.”
“You sure you don’t want to stay here with me?”
“You know I do, I just don’t want to go back to sleep.”
His hazel eyes swirled with desire. “I didn’t say we had to sleep.”
“Are you seducing me, Mr. Anders?”
A grin played on his lips as he pulled the covers down. “Maybe.”
“Well then,” I exhaled, jumping in next to him. “Coffee can wait.”

Friday, January 15, 2016

Cover Reveal: Lie to Me by Gracen Miller!

Coming March 24, 2016


Genre: New Adult Dystopian Romance
Cover Artist: Brannon Jones @ B-Dirty Graphics

In the 23rd century, war has ravaged the planet.
A biological weapon has decimated the population, and those who remain have been driven to desperate measures to survive. Over the course of a century, evolution delivers an answer -- the Xeno gene, which provides its bearers with immunity to disease. All adolescent girls are tested for the X-gene, and carriers are obligated to bear children for the good of the human race.
The promise of salvation comes at a terrible price.
Stone Emmerson, heir to a position of supreme power, is surprised to learn his best friend Kella is an X-gene carrier. He's quick to claim her as his own, but as a mere servant, Kella can't help but doubt his motives. Before he can offer the protection of his name, she escapes his household. Mourning her loss, Stone becomes the black sheep among his peers by focusing on the welfare of his people.
While survival and freedom hang in the balance...
Starting over under an assumed name, Kella is a founding member of the X-Diplomats, a radical group dedicated to stopping enforced X-gene testing and promoting equal rights for commoners. Years pass before she crosses paths with Stone again. As the web of deceit that has come between them unravels, their love begins to grow. But can Stone turn a blind eye to Kella's violent revolution and see the justice of her cause? Or will their differences prove too great to overcome?
What price would you pay to break the chains of oppression?

Gracen is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in southern society. When not writing, she’s a full-time lacrosse mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband of over twenty years. She has an unusual relationship with her muse, Dom, but credits all her creative success to his brilliant mind. She’s addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels and movies, Alabama football, and coffee...addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She’s convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and when blending coffee and writing together it generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs and Dom’s aggressive demands. Gracen writes is multiple genres—paranormal romance, paranormal erotic romance, and contemporary romance. To learn more about Gracen or to leave her a comment, visit her website at

Twitter: @GracenMiller

Monday, January 11, 2016

Two .99 Cent Boxed Sets from Felicity Heaton!

Eternal Love Boxed Sets by Felicity Heaton
Two Paranormal Romance Boxed Sets featuring Nine Hot Alpha Heroes for just $0.99 each!
New York Times best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton has added a new boxed set to her Eternal Love collection. This time, the set features FIVE sexy shifters to go with her FOUR sinful vampires in the first collection. The great news is that to celebrate the release of the second collection, sheís offering both boxed sets for only 99c / 99p each at all retailers right now!
Thatís right, you can get your hands on Eternal Love: Shapeshifter Romance Boxed Set and Eternal Love: Vampire Romance Boxed Set for only $1.98!
Hereís a little more about each set plus links to all the retailers:
Eternal Love: Shapeshifter Romance Boxed Set
Eternal Love: Shapeshifter Romance Boxed Set
Step into the dark, dangerous and seductive world of werewolves and big cat shifters in this amazing limited time only boxed set of shapeshifter romances packed with passion, forbidden desire, emotion and suspense... and love that will last forever.

Having turned his back on his snow leopard pride, Cavanaugh has been counting the days until heís free of a role he never wantedóone that separated him from his fated female and stands between them. But just days before heís free to be with her, Eloise walks back into his life and demands he save the pride from the tyrant he left in charge. As they travel to Bhutan, 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?

The horror of the night he failed to save his werewolf pack from the cruelty of their vampire masters has haunted Nicolae for one hundred years, driving him deep into the Canadian wilderness in search of peace. That peace is threatened when unfamiliar hunters and the scent of blood lead him to a beautiful vampire and a hard decisionóface his past and help her or risk losing everyone again.

The night Amon revealed that he was an alpha werewolf and she too held the gene in her blood, Kat fled his pack, but no matter how far she runs, she cannot shake the ëbeastí inside her or the knowledge that one day she will mature into a werewolfóinto Amonís mate. Four years on and now a member of the Werewolf Control Forces, Kat hides in plain sight among their ranks, each night fighting the ëbeastí inside of her and hunting rogue werewolves with a vengeance. But when she discovers Amon is dangerously close to turning rogue and only she can save him, will she hunt him or will she embrace the wolf to save them both?

A heat wave isn't the only thing making London too hot for lawyer Kim. She's been spending each night with a man who sets her body and heart on fire. The problem? He's a man who always sprouts black fur and purrs, and he's only a dream. Walking into her office, the last thing she expects is to meet Erik, a man who sends her temperature soaring and who resembles her dream guy exactly. As the flames of passion between them burn white-hot, Erik is willing to risk everything to claim his fated mate, but when his secret is revealed, will Kim turn her back on him or give him the forever after he craves?

Callum has come to the city of romance on business, not pleasure, but when he sets eyes on a gorgeous werewolf in a nightclub, he canít ignore the dark carnal craving she ignites in him. His work for Vampirerotique, the erotic theatre he runs with three other vampires, can wait. The only thing that matters now is satisfying his sinful hunger for a woman who most vampires would consider an enemy.
Get it now from:
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Eternal Love: Vampire Romance Boxed Set
Eternal Love: Vampire Romance Boxed Set
Step into the dark, dangerous and seductive world of vampires in this amazing limited time only boxed set of vampire romances packed with passion, emotion and suspense... and love that will last forever.

A vampire prince intent on avenging his murdered sister, Aleksandr Nemov wonít stop until the hunterís line is extinct. Each kill pushes him towards the darkness all vampires hold within their hearts and devolving into a beast. Time is running out as he tracks the last hunter to Prague. There he finds a beautiful woman who could be his one chance for salvation, but is it already too late for him?

Bloodlust runs in Antoineís veins, a dark master waiting for the day it will reign over him. Now a woman with a pure soul and wicked intentions has him in her sights and is determined to crack the ice around his heart, and she might just save or damn him. When Sera discovers the shocking truth about his past and the darkness that lurks within, will she be strong enough to seize his heart or will she lose him to the ghosts that haunt him?

Alicia is a vampire hunter, unable to find a man strong enough to love and accept her for who she is. When Kassian, a tall and seductively handsome vampire walks into her life and vows to protect her, she doesn't know what to think or feel. His eyes make promises that his searing touch backs up, but can she get past the fact that heís a vampire and accept him for who he is?

Lincoln is a powerful pureblood vampire with a problem. He's caught up in a prophecy and has little time left to unravel the mystery of the contract between his lord and the Devil before he dies. When witches foretell that a vampire hunter will save his life, he's prepared to work with his most hated enemy, but he isn't prepared for the forbidden desire he feels when he meets her.
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The price of these two fantastic boxed sets will go up in February, so be sure to grab your copy today to avoid disappointment!

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 youíre 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:
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