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Friday, August 16, 2013

Alpha Male Diner: Connal Savage (Becoming Bad by Jess Raven and Paula Black book tour) + giveaway

Got a hot dish for at the Alpha Male Diner today! PNR authors Jess Raven and Paula Black are serving up a demi-god. Be sure to check out the caution label. This dish bites back!

Connal Savage (Demi-god)
Recipe by: Jess Raven & Paula Black
Becoming Bad (Book Two of the Becoming Series)

-Take one large hunk of prime, wild, Irish man-meat. This cut must be from the finest, Grade-A, branded Celtic-Viking warrior stock 
Warning: beware of bargains (you rarely get what you came for).
-Score deep cuts on the surface and rub in the salt tears of tragedy
-Sear the outside in the flames of vengeance, to lock in all the tenderness
-Tie the meat in the bindings of a curse and simmer for a thousand years
-Flavor with arrogance, sinful sexiness and a biting sense of humor
-Tenderize with a frying pan
-Rub liberally with ‘Ash’ until it forms stiff peaks
-Spice with passion
-Slather with doubt
-Sweeten with a ‘Little Red’
-Turn up the heat until the pan is smoking
-Fan the flames with the frisson of danger

Serve rare, by the light of a full moon, on a bed of crushed forest leaves, with a side of chiseled abs and a whiskey and whipped-cream sauce

(Consumer caution advised. Warning: serious risk of panty-melting; this dish bites back!; the management will not refund for stray hairs or claws found in this dish; highly addictive ingredients, liable to leave you a drooling mess)

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Taste test

Ash took a deep breath.

‘So here’s the thing,’ she said. ‘You don't get the luxury of stonewalling me this time, you stubborn, self-sacrificing pain in the ass. I’m prepared to wipe the slate. We’ve both done things we’re not proud of, but we only lose when we stop trying. So get up and try ... just ...'

‘Shut up.’ Connal was on his feet and towering over her.

‘What did you say to me?’

‘You heard me. I said. Shut. Up.’

‘Make me, Big Bad.’

And the Gods help him, but he did.


Connal took possession of her mouth and kissed her with the kind of raw desperation she could feel from the curl of her toes to the depths of her soul. He was animal and vulnerable all at once, rough hands framing her jaw and knotting in the fall of her hair, angling her mouth for the fever of his kiss. His tongue invaded the parting of her lips, wet-velvet intimacy stroking inside and reaching deep to tug at the core of her.

She was drowning in sensation, with no desire whatsoever to come up for air. Palming the nape of his neck, her fingers twisted into the short spikes of his hair, tugging and clawing at his scalp, dragging him deeper. When she sucked his lower lip between her teeth, he groaned and the sound made her clench, low in her belly. God, compared with this, Mac had felt like kissing her granny. Dizzy and needy, she went up on her toes to reach for him and the makeshift sarong slipped from her breasts.

Becoming BadBook Two of the Becoming Series

How do you fight the monster when it is inside of you?

The black lake beneath Dublin’s medieval city holds a secret. Imprisoned there for millennia, an ancient race of demi-gods have found a way to the surface and are preying on humans to feed their sexual appetites. Hunted to near-extinction, these half-men, half-beasts have been without a single female to breed a new generation. Until now.

All her life, Ashling DeMorgan feared her dreams. She kept her head buried in ancient mythology, because the real world seemed so much scarier. On returning to Dublin to settle her invalid grandmother’s affairs, Ash discovered a city plagued by the same wolf-like creatures that killed her mother. Their bite is like sexual heroin and Ash has been bitten. Now she is trapped in a waking nightmare, with the monster who ordered the death of the only man she’s ever loved. Made to doubt if she ever really knew the assassin-turned-guardian who stole her heart and gave his life for hers, Ash finds herself betrayed by her own changing body.

In a dangerous world of suspicion and divided loyalties, Ash must come to terms with what she is becoming. Worse still, her infuriatingly arrogant captor may just prove to be her most unlikely ally in what will become a life and death race for survival.

MacTire, king of a once formidable race, has lived his life in the shadow of a half-brother who took everything from him. Connal Savage seduced his mate and engineered a genocide that all but exterminated their species. Finally, he has a chance at retribution. Connal’s woman is his for the taking. But are the bonds of brotherhood so easily severed and are the ghosts of the past ever truly dead and buried, or will they come back to haunt him?

AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Becoming RedBook One of the Becoming Series

‘You got me back. You always said you would.’

Ash DeMorgan, graduate, orphan, ice maiden, has long since consigned the fairytale nightmares of a troubled childhood to the realm of fantastical childish imagination.

Now, lured back to Dublin, the scene of her tragic past, Ash encounters a city pulsing under the dangerous sexual influence of a new street drug the locals call Rave. Nothing is as it seems. Ash is about to discover that her nightmares are real, ancient Irish myths are larger than life and roaming the streets of the medieval city, and she has become the prey in their erotic hunt. A step back into her past is about to become a high adrenaline race for survival.

Connal Savage, outcast, assassin, and living, breathing hunk of ancient mythology, has lived a thousand years servicing a debt of revenge. Dead inside. Until he encounters his boss’s granddaughter, an infuriating woman who threatens to lead him to hell with all his good intentions, who manages to chip away at the hard encrusted defences of a lifetime spent at war and burrow herself deep into a part of him that hasn’t breathed for centuries. He is about to discover that when it comes down to the wire, when you’re bargaining with the Grim Reaper for the life of the one you love, you will do anything...

AVAILABLE AT: Amazon | B&N | Kobo

About the Authors:
Website | Twitter | Jess Raven Goodreads | Paula Black Goodreads 
The writing duo of Jess and Paula met online through their mutual love of paranormal and urban fantasy romance. They sparked creatively and have been writing together for the past three years. Paula lives in Dublin, Ireland with her family. She set aside a career in medicine to raise her three children. Jess lives in Manchester, England with her mother and dog, Simi. When she isn’t writing up worlds with Paula, she’s a wedding planner for a large retail store.

Raven & Black Becoming Red Blog Tour Schedule 

8/02-  Books-n-Kisses
8/02- Vampires, Werewolves &Fairies Oh My!

8/03- Book Marks The Spot 8/03- KT Book Reviews 
8/04- Deal Sharing Aunt 
8/05- Kelly P's Blog 
8/06- Book Pages & Dripping Ink 
8/07- Fandom Fanatic 
8/08- My Reading Obsession 
8/10- Paranormal Romance Fans For Live 
8/11- Romance Junkies 
8/12- Miscellaneous Thoughts of A Bookaholic 
8/13- Paranormal Book Club 
8/14- Wicked Readings by Tawania 
8/15- Sassy Book Lovers 
8/29- Literal Addiction 
8/30- Mythical Books
8/31 - Salacious Reads

Jess & Paula are giving away the following prizes at the end of the tour:

Grand Prize:
$25 gift card to Amazon and choice either eBook, either Book 1 or 2 from the Becoming series

FIVE (5) runners up will receive an eBook - winners choice of Book 1 or 2 from the Becoming series


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Of course being concerned about the possible panty-melting issue, decided to just throw them all away so this is no longer a concern ;) I recently picked up book one and have to get started so I can be prepared for this scorching read.