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Monday, September 17, 2018

Book Review: Caged Wolf (The Tarot Witches Book 1 of 4) by SM Reine

Caged Wolf (The Tarot Witches Book 1)
by SM Reine
August 13, 2014
Pages: 200

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The biker gangs passing through Lobo Norte don’t scare Ofelia anymore. All those men are the same: scarred, homeless, and broken…just like Ofelia. They’ve become a blur of forgettable faces watching her strip. She takes off her clothes, takes their money, and wipes them from her memory instantly.

But Trouble is different. A biker with a wolf tattoo and tortured eyes, he sees beyond Ofelia’s tough disguise to a more fragile woman within. She’s drawn to him like she’s never been drawn to a man before—at least, not since she survived hideous torture at the hands of her ex-boyfriend that left her scarred physically and emotionally. She can’t forget Trouble. And she definitely can’t push him away.

There’s magic between them that neither understands. But maybe if Ofelia and Trouble can find the truth, they can release each other from the chains that bind them to Lobo Norte, to the Fang Brothers biker gang, and to the dark secrets in their pasts…


Ofelia is hiding out in Lobo Norte where she doesn’t feel so scared and broken. It’s a strange town where not everyone can find it and mail is magically delivered. She is happy with her life where she enjoys stripping for money and working behind the bar during the day shift. Biker gangs pass through often to fight in the cage and Ofelia doesn’t think twice about them until Trouble walks into her bar.

When Trouble walks into the bar, Ofelia is instantly attracted to him. She doesn’t know why he affects her like he does but she seems to affect him as well. The Fang brothers have a strong hold over Trouble but that doesn’t keep the two from creating sparks each time they are near each other. This one is hot, to say the least, and a fantastic book you will want to check out!

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Denise B



About the Author:
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Hi everyone! My name is Sara, and I'm the New York Times Bestselling Author of urban fantasy known as SM Reine. I collect swords, cat hair, and typewriters (which I do use for writing!). You can usually find me writing on my treadmill desk at 2am whilst listening to dubstep. Yes, dubstep.

If you would like to know the instant I have a new book available, you should enlist in my Army of Evil! I'll only email you when I have a new release, which is generally no more than once a month. I can't write any faster than that. :) http://smarturl.it/armyofevil

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Book Review: Knight of Swords (Knights of the Tarot #4 of 4) by Nina Mason

Knight of Swords (Knights of the Tarot #4)
by Nina Mason
May 15, 2018
245 pages
Finn MacKnight, a womanizing bartender in New Orleans, has no clue how the blood-red moon that appears in the sky one night (while he’s having yet another meaningless sexual encounter) is about to change his life in unbelievable ways. Then, the creepy-yet-caring uncle who adopted him as a baby, reveals the astonishing truth: Finn is a faery—an Avalonian drone, to be precise—and is to lead a rebellion in another world—against the wicked faery sorceress Morgan Le Fay.


In the thrilling adventure that follows, Finn meets Wella Lyon, who teaches him the ways of the ancient Celtic warriors, how to call forth his inner wolf, and the true meaning of love and intimacy.

But will the lessons Finn learns from Wella, the Druids of Brocaliande, and the knights from the previous books in this magical series prepare him to lead a coup d’état against Queen Morgan and her army of vampires? Only time...and an ancient prophecy...will tell.

Knight of Swords is the thrilling conclusion to Nina Mason’s four-part Knights of the Tarot series. I would characterize the series as an erotic combination of historical fiction, mythology, and fantasy. Each book chronicles the lusty adventures of a Knight of the Tarot; effectively a knight in rebellion against the malevolent ruling queen of Avalon Morgan LeFay and her dark and sadistic militaristic right hand the Duke of Cumberland.

The Knight of Swords is Finn MacKnight, a promiscuous bartender the rebellion druid faction has been hiding in plain sight in New Orleans. In this story, Finn is called to fulfill his destiny as leader of the rebellion. The reluctant Finn travels from Hitherworld to Thitherworld to learn the art of combat and embrace his magic. Helping realize his fate is Wella Lyon, a beautifully fierce captain of the rebellion. The chemistry between the two is immediate and combustible.

I have really enjoyed this series. It has something for every reader. It’s smart, sexy, and highly imaginative. I enjoyed the aspects of Celtic mythology, runes, and druidic magic. I particularly like Mason’s lyrical descriptions of whisky, my all-time favourite beverage. I highly recommend this series to fans of both paranormal romance and historical fiction. It’s definitely romance for the thinking woman.

Review: Knight of Wands (Knights of the Tarot Book 1)
Review: Knight of Cups (Knights of the Tarot Book 2)
Review: Knight of Pentacles (Knights of the Tarot, #3) 

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Bianca Greenwood


About the author:
Nina Mason is a hopeful romantic with strong affinities for history, mythology, and the metaphysical. She strives to write the same kind of books she loves to read: those that entertain, edify, educate, and enlighten. When not writing, Nina works as a communications consultant, doll maker, and home stager. Born and raised in Southern California, she now lives in Woodstock, Georgia, with her husband, teenage daughter, two rescue cats, and a Westie named Robert.

In addition to Dark and Stormy Knight, she is the author of the following books: Starry Knight (Knights of Avalon #1), Devil in Duke's Clothing (Royal Pains #1), The Duke's Bedeviled Bride (Royal Pains #2), The Devil's Masquerade (Royal Pains #3), The Queen of Swords, and The Tin Man.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Michele PW Guest Post - For Sale: The Witch House (It Began with a Lie)

[Seen in the latest copy of Haunted Real Estate …]

For sale: Historic, four bedroom, two and a half bath house (also known as the "Witch House") on a huge, nearly two acre lot.

This over 100-year-old house is nestled on a very private corner lot, flanked by lonely rows of cornfields and a dark, easy-to-get-lost-in woods. It's perfect if you hate having nosy neighbors watching over you.

But, having your privacy doesn't have to mean you'll be lonely! With not one but two documented ghosts, (well, maybe three if you count the previous owner, aka The Witch, but it's not clear if she's actively haunting the house or not), you'll never lack company.

(And think of how much you'll save on a security system! Who would rob a haunted house?)

Plus, only two ghosts and four rooms means there's plenty of space for a family to spread out comfortably.

And, no haunted house would be complete without either an attic or a basement. The Witch House has both! Plus, a murder/suicide ghost story. Think of how popular you'll be at cocktail parties with a tale like that up your sleeve.

But, it gets even better. The Witch House is located in a picturesque little town called Redemption. Don't pay any attention to those stories about people disappearing without a trace. No one can prove anything.

Besides, even if someone DOES go missing, there's a rugged, sexy cop who is more than happy to investigate for you. If he can't get to the bottom of it … well, let's just leave it at that.

I have no doubt he'll uncover a perfectly logical, rational explanation for anything that seems … off. After all, ghosts aren't real.

Right?

And, things never are as they seem in Redemption.

To schedule your very own personal guided tour so you can decide for yourself how haunted the Witch House is, contact Michele Pariza Wacek.

by Michele Pariza Wacek
September 10, 2018
Publisher: Love-Based Publishing
Genre: Psychological thriller, romantic suspense, paranormal
Page Count: 282
A fresh start. That was what Becca hoped the move from New York to Redemption, Wisconsin, would be for her troubled family—a way to get her crumbling marriage back on track, and to bond with her difficult 16-year-old stepdaughter.

But instead of a new beginning, Becca is thrust into a mysterious past she barely remembers … a past that includes complications from interacting with her teenage crush, Daniel, as well as living in her aunt's old house (aka "The Witch House," according to locals).

But is the house really haunted? Or is there something far more sinister out to destroy them?

About the Author:
Michele Pariza Wacek (also known as Michele PW) taught herself to read at three years old because she so badly wanted to write fiction. As an adult, she became a professional copywriter (copywriters write promotional materials for businesses, nothing to do with protecting intellectual property or putting a copyright on something) and eventually founded a copywriting and marketing company. She grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and currently lives with her husband and dogs in the mountains of Arizona. You can reach her at MicheleParizaWacek.com. She’s published two novels, “The Stolen Twin” and “Mirror Image,” both psychological thrillers/mystery/suspense books.

Friday, September 14, 2018

How does one join this F.R.E.A.K.S. Show? Take Jennifer Harlow's test... + giveaway

Come one, come all…it’s time to get your F.R.E.A.K.S. on!

How does one join this F.R.E.A.K.S. Show? Well, we don’t accept just anyone. We are a collective of like-minded people who enjoy carnage, mayhem, the occult, witty one-liners, wise assery, and romance. Founded in 2011 by Supreme Leader Jennifer Harlow, (typist’s note: she’s the only drawback to the organization—what an egomaniac) the F.R.E.A.K.S come together to celebrate all things cool and edgy. Interested in learning if you’re right for the most awesome organization in the history of ever (note: Harlow made me write that. Sorry), see our test below. Check all that apply:

__I have used the word "Frak" at least once

__I know what the T.A.R.D.I.S. is and stands for

__I have scribbled "Mrs. Nathan Fillion/Mr. Scarlett Johanssen" at least once in a notebook

__I’ve spent more time in the Marvel universe than with my real family

__I understand all the non-physics references on The Big Bang Theory

__I know there is no one cooler on planet earth than Bruce Campbell

__I have had a conversation about who shot first, Han or Greedo

__I am saving up for a black 60s Impala

__I have a comic book/action figure collection under the stairs

__I named my pet after my Dungeons & Dragons character

__I am a Cumberbitch

__I know the Westeros family trees of the great families

__I would sell my soul to go to Hogwarts

__I have been a member of at least one MMORPG Guild (DevilZ Rejects for life!!!)

__I've had Trouble with Tribbles

__I’ve run zombie apocalypse drills more than fire drills

__Kevin Smith is my Stoner Lord and Savior

__I sacrifice goats to the continued awesomeness that is Joss Whedon

__ Garrus Vakarian is my space dinosaur boyfriend

__I’ve ordered Crimson Vale, Supreme Leader’s newest book (instant acceptance for this one)
If you answered yes to two or more, congratulations, you’re in! You’re a F.R.E.A.K. Come to the meetings, we have punch and pie. (Please bring your own punch and pie.)

Want to find out more about the F.R.E.A.K.S. Show? Check out Supreme Leader’s website www.jenniferharlowbooks.com or read her latest, Crimson Vale, which her mother praises as, “Cool.”
Enjoy the F.R.E.A.K.S. Show!



Crimson Vale: A Modern Gothic Love Story
by Jennifer Harlow
September 11, 2018 
Genre: Horror, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Devil on the Left Books
ISBN: 978-1-7326854-0-6
ISBN: 978-1-7326854-1-3
ASIN: B07GD4QTC3
Number of pages: 300
Word Count: 99,000
Cover Artist: Jennifer Dowis
Lust…Murder…Madness.

Welcome to Crimson Vale.

It’s a dream come true. A vast inheritance. A beautiful mansion in the heart of the small town South. A seductive, mysterious, literal man of her dreams offering true, pure love. Ravaged in both body and mind, Jane Harrow leaps into that living dream with abandon.

Despite the voices.

Despite the visions.

Despite the warnings from both the living and the dead.

Because what Jane doesn’t know is nothing and no one are what they seem.

Because demons from the past are patient. Because dreams can quickly turn into living nightmares, especially in…Crimson Vale


Excerpt:
This must be where it happened. My uncle lay in this room for close to forty years with my grandmother by his side, apparently knitting as the tubes and respirator kept him…I wouldn’t call that alive. Undead. What on earth was she thinking? Waiting one year sure, but thirty-plus? Giving up her own life to watch over a comatose man? Insanity. It really must run in the blood. I only hope—

Creaking in the hallway startles me out of my dark thoughts. Darn it, I guess he didn’t leave. I’m not sure how much longer I can handle social niceties. I’m exhausted from the drive, not to mention out of practice with people, and would derive great satisfaction from smacking that letch with my purse should he glimpse down my shirt again. I just want to take a shower, get into my pajamas, and sleep for a week. Have to get him out of here first. I walk into the hallway.

Everything stops.

My lungs, my heart, even my ability to blink stops the moment I set eyes on him. If it were storming outside I would swear I’d just been hit by a bolt of lightning. Time stands as still as we do, just staring at one another with the same awestruck expression. The stranger my age is a few inches over six foot with a lean body encased in an expensive gray suit with matching tie and vest. He could grace the pages of a magazine with that suit, wavy dirty blonde hair with a lock brushing his forehead and coiffed to appear slightly disheveled, big blue eyes, feminine lips, straight nose, and strong jaw ending at a pointed chin. He’s around my age, but as our eyes meet and another wave of whatever this is jolts through me, he seems a century older and I’ve known him every moment, every millisecond of that time. I’m scared, exhilarated, unnerved all at once. But deep down there’s a …recognition peeking through the strum and drang.

I never believed in love at first sight, and I don’t know if that’s what this is, but every atom of mine senses, every atom of his calling to me, screaming for me to sprint over to this stranger, tear off our clothes, and have him rut me like a beast right on the hardwood floor. To feel him stretching me, thrusting inside me. My most sacred place pulsates and grows wet just from the mere thought. What the heck is happening to me? This stranger must be suffering the same torment because those blue eyes grow ravenous like an anorexic faced with prime rib. No one’s ever gazed at me like this, with pure unadulterated, hot, wild, salivating lust. The same way I’m gazing at him. My resolve to remain on my side of the hall cracks with each passing moment. His fails. He lets out a soft grunt and takes a stride toward me. Thank God.

“Mrs. Harrow?”

Those two words break whatever enchantment engulfed me. I somehow pry my eyes away from the stranger toward the creaky stairs. Suddenly I’m freezing and trembling as if in shock. At least I can breathe again, though only in short bursts. D.J. takes the final step up into the hallway. “Oh, good, you found her,” he says to the stranger.

“Yes,” the man says, quiet voice cracking a tad, “I did.”

“Mrs. Harrow, may I present my son, Bram. He’s the one who tracked you down.” D.J. glances from his son to me, eyes narrowing in confusion. “What the hell is the matter with you two? Y’all look like you’ve seen a ghost.”

“We’re fine, sir,” Bram says with only a faint trace of a Southern accent. “Just got a chill. Old house and all.”

“Oh. Well, you can get someone to fix that, I guess. Bram can give you the handyman’s name and number. He’s been the one taking care of things. Hey,” he says to his son, “I’ve been meaning to ask. What happened to all those weird looking creatures and symbols that used to be on all the walls and tables? The gargoyles and such? There were still a ton of them even after the renovation.”

“I, uh, had them removed.” Bram turns to me. “I hope you don’t think I overstepped my bounds. I had them remove the medical equipment too and clean up. I just…wanted to cheer the place up for your arrival.”

“Um, thank you. For thinking of me.”

“Your grandmother would have wanted me to, um, make things as comfortable for you as possible.”

“You’re very kind,” I say, blushing. I’m sure as red as a fire engine. I look over at D.J. “Both of you.”

“So, have you decided what you’re going to do with the place?” D.J. asks me.

“I haven’t really thought that far ahead.”

“But you’re planning on staying, right?” Bram asks with urgency. “At least for a while?”

I meet his eyes again, instantly overpowered by the intense fear in them. I can stand it for only a millisecond. “Um, I-I guess.”

“Well, you are welcome to stay here while the will’s in probate. Or the Cypress Hotel is lovely. There’s also the Crimson Vale Motel, but it’s a tad low rent.”

“Um…” Do I really want to spend the night alone in this house? Two people died here, and those are just the ones I know of. I don’t believe in ghosts—your soul either enters heaven or hell—but this house feels as if it’s under an enchantment. Frozen in time by an evil witch. But it’s mine. I came all this way, and if I don’t stay in this house tonight, I never will. “No, I’ll be staying here. The letter said everything was still turned on?”

“It is,” Bram says. “I-we kept the utilities up to date for when you finally arrived.”

“Thank you. Both.”

We stand in silence for a few awkward moments. I sense Bram staring at me, waiting for something, but I can’t return his gaze. My eyes remain glued to the floor. “Well,” D.J. says, “we’ll get out of your hair. You’re probably tired from your trip. Bram?” The son follows the father down the hall and stairs with me three steps behind to show them out. Bram glances back, each time his mouth opens to say something, but he thinks better of it each time. “You have my card if you have any questions,” D.J. continues. “Don’t hesitate to call, even if it’s just for the name of a good restaurant.”

“Thank you.”

The men step out onto the porch, but I wait at the threshold. “Remember. Anything,” D.J. adds as he ambles to his BMW.

All I want is for you to leave now. “I will. Thank you.”

His son moves toward his own BMW SUV, but halfway there Bram suddenly stops, doesn’t move for a moment, then spins around to face me. For some reason my stomach clenches from nerves as he does. I grip the door handle in case he’s about to finish what he started in the hall, whatever that was. “I, um, I…” he says. His mouth clamps shut again to find the right words. If possible, he’s as unnerved as I am. He shakes his head to clear it and smiles. “Welcome home, Jane.”

Those words send a cascade of warmth through my body like warn rain just washed over me. I haven’t a clue what to say back. All I can manage is a weak smile before retreating inside like a mouse into a hole. The moment the door shuts, I turn my back to it and rest against the wood with a sigh. What is the matter with me? Have I replaced voices and seeing invisible people with nymphomania? I remain pressed against the door until I hear both men drive away, the tension waning as the sounds fade, leaving nothing but glorious silence. The house is still. My house. Mine.

Home.


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Jennifer Harlow spent her restless childhood fighting with her three brothers and scaring the heck out of herself with horror movies and books. She grew up to earn a degree at the University of Virginia which she put to use as a radio DJ, crisis hotline volunteer, bookseller, lab assistant, wedding coordinator, and government investigator. Currently she calls Atlanta home but that restless itch is ever present. In her free time she continues to scare the beejepers out of herself watching scary movies and opening her credit card bills. She is the author of the Amazon best-selling F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad, Midnight Magic Mystery series, The Galilee Falls Trilogy, and won the Independent Publisher’s Award for Best Mystery Novel.

For the soundtrack to her books and other goodies visit her at www.jenniferharlowbooks.com


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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

COMET & CHARGE! September Giveaway! Space: 1999! Rocky Marathon! Godzilla Double Features! And More!

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Are you ready for a Spacey-week?

I hope so, because COMET TV has so many cool things in September! COMET TV is the new home of the cult classic Space: 1999! The out of this world series starring Martin Landau is a fun retro adventure, you’ll love!

Plus, there are Godzilla Double Features, Dr. Who and more!

YOU DON’T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT MOVIES… 
THEY’RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!

Plus, we can’t forget the action network CHARGE! There is a Rocky marathon featuring the classic film series all month long!
CHARGE! is an action network showing the most “kickin’” and “punchin’” films ever created.

Airing on COMET in September
Space: 1999 (series)
In September, look out for back-to-back episodes on
Saturday and Sunday evenings starting at 10/9 C. 
Space: 1999 officially crash landed on COMET! The residents of Moonbase Alpha were just minding their own business when the nuclear waste stored there suddenly exploded, causing the moon to hurtle into space. After passing through a black hole and a couple random “Space Warps,” you begin to wonder, is there a mysterious force guiding them?

Godzilla DOUBLE FEATURES 

Godzilla wanted to move to Saturdays. We said OK! Through September, catch the mega monster films that rocked the planet and featured Godzilla going head to head with his infamous foes. Destruction begins Saturday, September 8 with Rebirth of Mothra and Rebrith of Mothra II.

Catch Godzilla Double Features on 
  Saturday, Sept 8 starting at 2/1 C 
Rebirth of Mothra (1996) 
Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)

Saturday, Sept 15 starting at 1/NOON C 
Godzilla VS. SpaceGodzilla (1994) 
Godzilla VS. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy (2003)

Saturday, Sept 22 starting at 1/NOON C 
Godzilla VS. King Ghidorah (1991) 
Godzilla VS. Destoroyah (1995)

Saturday, Sept 29 starting at 1/NOON C 
Godzilla VS. Mothra (1992) 
Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-out Attack (2001)

Q (1982) 
Aztec Gods? Female Lizards? And a takeover of New York’s famed Chrysler Building? What’s a New Yorker to do? Rely on a criminal who has dreams of being a jazz pianist to find the creature’s lair and blackmail the city for directions! What, those aren’t on the subway map? 
Friday, Sept 7 at 8/7 C 
Sunday, Sept 9 at 8/7 C 
Wednesday, Sept 12 at 4/3 C

Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) 
Dr. Who heads to the big screen and in color! After accidentally being transported to another planet Dr. Who and his friends come across a vial of drugs and head to a nearby city to investigate and find missing components of their Tardis. Say no to drugs kids! They come across the Daleks who take the components all while the good Doctor and his group suffer from radiation sickness! What can cure them? The mystery drugs they found… But an evil Dalek plot threatens the group and everyone who opposes the evil cyborgs!
Sunday, Sept 9 at Noon/11 C 
Wednesday, Sept 12 at 10/9A C 
Monday, Sept 17 at 8/7 C

Dr. Who: Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) 
Peter Cushing stars in the role of Dr. Who and he discovers, after traveling to the future, that the Daleks have taken over the Earth! A band of resistance fighters are trying to stop the attack but everyone is brainwashed! 
Sunday, Sept 9 at 2/1 C 
Wednesday, Sept 12 at Noon/11 C 
Tuesday, Sept 18 at 8/7 C


Airing on CHARGE! in September
Rocky DOUBLE FEATURES
Catch a Rocky Double Feature every
Thursday starting at 2/1 C and 8/7 C.



Yo Adrian! Catch up on Rocky I-V all month in September on CHARGE! There’s a double dose of boxing goodness every Thursday. Watch the blood, sweat and tears as Rocky battle foe after foe and continually forges on against all odds! He clearly has thein the Rocky saga and relive all the action, guts and glory! Eye of the Tiger! Get pumped and watch the first five films. 



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And we want to give you the opportunity to have an awesome September of your own! The COMET TV and CHARGE! September Prize Pack is perfect for binging some classic films and TV Shows!

The Comet TV and Charge! September Pack has:
1 - Limited Edition Space: 1999 COMET TV T-shirt: Exclusive to this month, we’ve created an exclusive shirt celebrating the retro goodness of this classic series!

1 - Rocky Exclusive Charge! Clamshell Box: While there may not be a VHS tape inside, this pack has some of the classic Rocky artwork. Yo Adrian!

1- Rocky Viewing Kit: When you’re working up a sweat in the gym and feeling the Eye of the Tiger, this kit will help you get into the Rocky mood. There is a Charge jump-rope, a gym towel and a die-cut Rocky sticker!

1- Godzilla Funko Pop Figure: Who doesn’t love Funko Pops?!? This Godzilla will be the fire breathing center of your collection and a perfect way to celebrate the Godzilla double features, Sundays on COMET TV!

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