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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Book Review: Fallen (An Alex Verus Novel Book 10) by Benedict Jacka


Fallen (An Alex Verus Novel Book 10)
by Benedict Jacka
September 24, 2019
304 pages
Publisher: Ace
For Mage Alex Verus, everything is on the line in the tenth urban fantasy novel from the national bestselling author of Marked.

Once Alex Verus was a diviner trying to live quietly under the radar. Now he's a member of the Light Council who's found success, friends...and love. But it's come with a price—the Council is investigating him, and if they find out the truth, he'll lose everything.

Meanwhile, Alex's old master, Richard Drakh, is waging a war against the Council, and he's preparing a move that will bring Alex and the life mage, Anne, under his control. Caught between Richard and the Council, Alex's time is running out. To protect those he cares for, Alex will have to become something different. Something darker...
 

Fallen is the 10th book in the Alex Versus series

Fallen felt like two different books in one, there is the pre-fateweaver then there is post-fateweaver.

The first 8 chapters felt like one book, where Alex is still working for the light council, and of course still under investigation for what happened at San Vittore with Drakh and the stolen imbued items. Alex is worried that the council will find out the truth to what really happened, knowing that his and Anne's lives are on the line.

Alex and Annes' relationship is more serious, which later on Richard uses to his benefit and tries to use Alex against Anne to get what he wants.

It felt hard to tell how much time had passed between the end of chapter 8 and the start of 9, was it a few days, a week a month? Alex is determined to get his hands on the fatewaeaver. This is where things take a turn, not sure for better or for worse, depends on how you feel about Alex being a light mage or a dark mage. Alex seems to be a different person, and I'm not sure if it's due to his situation outside of obtaining the item, or if it's the item itself that changed him.

I found the second part of the book more interesting over the first because the first part was a recyle of the past few books since Alex joined the light council, seeing as how he's always under the microscope and being watched and judged for each moved he makes.

I personally like the "new" Alex, he seems more true to himself and what it is he believes in.

I'm not sure where the next book is going and what Alex's standing will be with the council, but I have a feeling it won't be good.


Review: Marked (Alex Verus #9)

4/5 stars





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About the Author:
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Benedict Jacka became a writer almost by accident, when at nineteen he sat in his school library and started a story in the back of an exercise book. Since then he's studied philosophy at Cambridge, lived in China, and worked as everything from civil servant to bouncer to teacher before returning to London to take up law.

Monday, September 23, 2019

“Netflix and Chills” lineup

“Netflix and Chills” lineup 

September 13th
Marianne — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marianne tells the strange tale of a horror novelist who is taking a break from working on her latest novel. But she soon finds out that the demon from her book exists in the real world, and won’t allow her to stop writing. This series premieres appropriately enough on Friday.


Head Count
A group of college students on a weekend getaway accidentally summon a supernatural entity intent on using them for its deadly ritual.



September 14th
We Have Always Lived in the Castle

September 17th
A Haunting at Silver Falls: The Return

September 24th
American Horror Story: Apocalypse

September 25th
Glitch: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Glitch returns for season three, with new threats, a new mystery, and new bodies rising from their graves.

September 27
In the Shadow of the Moon — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A suspense film about a serial killer who resurfaces every nine years. This one stars Boyd Holbrook, along with Dexter’s Michael C. Hall and Cleopatra Coleman. 


October 1st
House of the Witch
Scream 2
Sinister Circle

October 4th 
In the Tall Grass — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Based on the novella by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, and focuses on two young sibling who hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass. When they go in to rescue him, they find themselves in a supernatural trap which cuts them off from the outside world.


Creeped Out: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Super Monsters: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Along with the Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween!

The Last Kids on Earth — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Creeped Out, a kind of Goosebumps for Gen Z, also returns for chills and thrills. The second season premieres. 


October 8th
The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-wee — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 
Captain Underpants returns in a special Halloween themed The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween. In this All Hallow’s Eve adventure, the evil boy-genius Melvin makes Halloween illegal and begins “Hall-no-Ween,” leading Captain Underpants to hack their favorite holiday, creating Hack-a-ween.

October 11 
Fractured — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A family winds up in a rest stop on a road trip home; one of the family gets injured and has to go to a local emergency room. But they soon discover that the staff of this hospital have very dubious intentions.

Haunted: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL 
Haunted returns for a second season, a truly terrifying reality series in which real people tell their true life supernatural encounters, with the help of dramatic (and truly creepy) reenactments. Haunted season two premieres on.


October 16th
Sinister 2

October 18
Eli — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Eli is the story of a young boy with a rare medical condition which requires that he is cut off from the outside world, and is taken to a special doctor for treatment. But he soon finds that this safe house is haunted, and maybe not so safe after all. 

October 24th
Daybreak — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Daybreak is a new series about a group of high schoolers who survive a nuclear apocalypse on the even of the homecoming dance (bummer). A group of teens from different social cliques must fight to survive in what looks like the Breakfast Club meets Mad Max!

Revenge of Pontianak

October 25 
Rattlesnake — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Afraid of snakes? Then you maybe want to watch Rattlesnake with your hands covering your eyes. This film tells the story of a young mother whose child is bitten by a rattlesnake on a desert road. To save her life, she makes a Devil’s Bargain with a local with a mysterious woman. But she soon learns that the price for saving her daughter is high. 

October 25th
Prank Encounters — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A new reality hidden camera series called Prank Encounters. In this new series, Matarazzo takes two complete strangers on the surprise ride of a lifetime, where they will encounter some “supernatural” highjinks, and presumably get scared out of their minds.

Assimilate


WTF-ery (What the flockery!?) with YA author Nikki Richard + giveaway

1. In high school, I had a reputation for eating all kinds of gross things for money. From three-day-old nachos covered in ants to moldy bread the football players spit on, there wasn’t a thing I wouldn’t eat for a few bucks. I was a really gross teenager. 

2. My daughter, Sansa, is named after my favorite Stark child in Game of Thrones. I am a huge nerd.

3. Speaking of Game of Thrones, I have several GOT themed tattoos: the Stark wolf on my chest, the Greyjoy kraken sigil on my left arm, and “moon of my life” scripted in Dothraki on my back. I also have two Harry Potter tattoos: Luna Lovegood’s wand with the quote, “You’re just as sane as I am” wrapped around it, and the deathly hallows symbol on the back of my neck. I’m passionate about my book/tv/movie series.

4. When I was seventeen, I played bass guitar in an emo pop-punk band. Since I’ve “grown up,” I now play bass and sing in a pizza-punk band called Infinite Pizza. Our song topics range from politics to vengeful pizza slices that have come to life.

5. I am an avid snake lover. It’s the creepiest thing, but I’ve never seen a serpent I didn’t want to cuddle and hold close to my chest. My partner is adamant about not having one in the house, but I feel like I’m wearing her down. (I know…I’m a little strange).

by Nikki Richard
September 24, 2019
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Month9Books
ISBN: 978-1-948671-41-5
ASIN: B07P9WMZQC
Number of pages: 358
Cover Artist: Danielle Doolittle
Sixteen-year-old Samuel, son of a devout cleric, has endured shame and prejudice his entire life. Though he is destined to follow in his father’s footsteps, he longs for an ordinary life in the whitelands away from talk of demons and holy roots.

When the mayor claims to have captured a mute demon-girl, Samuel is forced to become her caretaker. But as Samuel gets to know the prisoner, he finds her not to be very demonlike. Instead, she is intelligent, meek, and an exceptional artist. Despite her seeming goodness, some more concerning things cannot be ignored. Samuel is hard-pressed to reconcile her uncanny strength and speed, one missing arm, ambiguous gender, and the mysterious scars covering most of her body.

Samuel forms a deep attachment to the girl with predator eyes and violent outbursts, against his father’s advice. As their friendship threatens to become something more, Samuel discovers the mayor’s dark intentions. Now, he must decide whether to risk his own execution by setting her free, or watch as the girl is used as a pawn in a dangerous game of oppression, fear, and murder.


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Sunday, September 22, 2019

2 Cover Reveals for author Pamela K. Kinney

Pamela Kinney has a new science fiction novella coming soon. Check out the cover!
Maverick Heart
by Pamela K. Kinney
Dreampunk Press
Lieutenant Michelle Roddenberry is a maverick and flaunts the rules. But as an officer in the Terra Federation Navy and with a galactic war going on against an alien race, one must follow orders. It is the difference between life and death. Grounded from joining her squadron on another mission and about to be dishonorably discharged too, she flaunts the rules again and steals her fighter spacecraft, flying off to join her squadron for one last battle.

Instead of finding her squadron, Michelle crashes on an unknown planet. It is a world full of changing wonder and danger. She finds another castaway there, an alien called Dakna. Both find themselves in a war with the planet, as Michelle tries to find a way off planet for them. The rule book thrown out; Michelle may find her maverick ways the only way to survive.



Another cover reveal; an anthology in which Pamela Kinney has a true ghost story "Cavalier Hotel" included. 
Handbook for the Dead Anthology
November 23, 2019
Anubis Press
The Frightening Floyds are back in one of their home stores in Louisville. If you're a fan of the paranormal, come check out Handbook for the Dead, the new release from their imprint, Anubis Press. There are many talented authors included in this anthology. Paranormal enthusiasts will not want to miss it!

About the Author:
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Pamela K. Kinney is an award-winning published author of horror, science fiction, fantasy, poetry, and a ghost wrangler of nonfiction ghost books published by Schiffer Publishing. Her horror short story, "Bottled Spirits" published by Buzzymag.com was runner up for the 2013 Small Press Award.

Two of her nonfiction ghost books were nominated for Library of Virginia Awards. Her latest nonfiction ghost book to be published by Schiffer Publishing, Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area, will be released August 2015.

She also has done acting on stage and in films, is a Master Costumer--costuming since 1972— and she even does paranormal investigating, including for DVDs for Paranormal World Seekers, filmed by AVA Productions. She was casting director for High Mountain Films' movie, The 19th (been an extra in the film, too), and wrote a horror screenplay, "Crawlspace Creep," now with an Indie production company.

She's a member of Horror Writers Association and the local Virginia chapter.

She admits she can always be found at her desk and on her computer, writing. And yes, the house, husband, and even the cat sometimes suffer for it!

To find out more about Pamela's acting, costuming, and directing, click here.

Under the pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan, she has published erotic and sweet paranormal/fantasy/science fiction romance along with a couple of erotic horror stories. Her erotic urban fantasy by the pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan, Being Familiar With a Witch is a Prism 2010 Awards winner and an Epic Awards 2010 finalist. The sequel to Being Familiar With a Witch, A Familiar Tangle With Hell was released June 2011 from Phaze Books. Both eBooks were combined into one print book, The Witch and the Familiar, released April 24, 2012.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Book Review: Hamartia by Raquel Rich

Hamartia 
by Raquel Rich
August 15, 2018
Pages: 338
Genre: science fiction, thriller, time travel
Grace’s nine-year-old son, Jordan, is dying. First, the Metagenesis disease will tear his soul from his body, and then it will kill him. Desperate for a cure, Grace agrees to take part in an illegal clinical trial cloning souls. Supported by her best friend Kay, the two embark on the ultimate “Vegas Vacation” to the past in search of the right soul to clone, racing against time to save Jordan’s life. But someone is trying to stop them and when they discover why Grace must make a choice: let her son die or kill her husband. If she kills her husband, she triggers widespread Metagenesis, sealing the fate of the human race with a new plague.

Humanity is counting on Grace choosing to let her son die.


Jordan is dying from Metagenesis, a disease that will remove his soul from his body and kill him forever. Grace is desperate to save her son and agrees to take part in an illegal clinical trial to clone souls. Grace, along with her best friend Kay, agree to travel to Vegas, eighty years in the past to find Grace’s soulmate to be cloned to save Jordan’s life.

From the moment Grace and Kay arrive in the past things seem to go wrong, from the clothes they are wearing to the money they were sent with to find the soul they need to save Jordan. One of the things they didn’t count on was that others had come before them and that someone would want to stop them from protecting a child.

This was a story that really makes you think. Time travel as a concept has always been a sticky one with unanswered questions, then add in reincarnation and soul mates and you have a whole new theory to contemplate. If you enjoy a story that will put your brain to the test than this is the book for you.

Getting 4 sheep






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About the Author:
Raquel Rich is an author with Words Matter Publishing. She loves to travel, suntan, walk her dog, and is obsessed with all things Beauty & the Beast. She despises cold weather, balloons, and writing about herself in the third person but noticed all the real authors do that. Born and raised in Canada to Brazilian parents, she lives in the Toronto area with her family. Married to the guy she's been with since she was fifteen (her baby daddy), her superpowers include being a mom to their two awesome grown-ass boys and one fur baby. She's also an okay step-mom and an auntie to a clan of classy ladies. Raquel's debut novel, HAMARTIA, won the grand prize in a book writing contest sponsored by Words Matter Publishing.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Book Review: Prisoner of the Night (Black Dagger Brotherhood World) by J.R. Ward

Prisoner of the Night (Black Dagger Brotherhood World)
by J.R. Ward 
January 7, 2019
Publisher: Gallery Books
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When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.

Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.

Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through.


Almare has already lost her parents to the raids and when her brother is taken by a maniac, she will stop at nothing to get him back. Chalen isn’t one to keep his word so he renegotiates with Almare when she wants her brother returned to her. He promises her his return if she takes the weapon he provides and fetches his beloved and returns them to him. Almare is shocked when she finds out what the weapon is but won’t let that stop her from saving her brother.

In the Black Dagger Brotherhood world, it’s always nice to meet new characters and discover new adventures outside of the compound. Duran has lived a terrible life filled with betrayal, hatred, and abuse, but when he meets Almare the chemistry between the two of them is instant.

Getting 5 sheep





Denise B


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J.R. Ward is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series of vampire books. She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for Best Paranormal Romance and is a multiple RITA nominee. A graduate of Smith College, she was a double major in History and Art History with a medieval concentration in both and she still longs at times for a return to those days sitting in dark lecture halls, looking at slides of old triptychs and reliquaries. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a corporate attorney, serving for many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard Medical Schools premier teaching sites. Her idea of absolute heaven is a day filled with nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot and the Brothers, of course.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Excerpt: Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized #1) by Annette Marie + giveaway



Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized #1)
by Annette Marie
September 13th 2019
Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
Rule one: Don’t look at the demon.

When I arrived at my uncle’s house, I expected my relatives to be like me—outcast sorcerers who don’t practice magic. I was right about the sorcery, but wrong about everything else.

Rule two: Don’t listen to the demon.

My uncle chose a far deadlier power. He calls creatures of darkness into our world, binds them into service contracts, and sells them to the highest bidder. And I’m supposed to act like I don’t know how illegal and dangerous it is.

Rule three: Don’t talk to the demon.

All I had to do was keep my nose out of it. Pretend I didn’t find the summoning circle in the basement. Pretend I didn’t notice the shadowy being trapped inside it. Pretend I didn’t break the rules.

But I did, and now it’s too late.

From the author of The Guild Codex: Spellbound comes a new series that will plunge an unprepared young woman into the darkest magic of the mythic world.


EXCERPT:
I snapped the Demonica guide shut and replaced it under the table, then scooped up my remaining cookies and walked across the hardwood floor. I stopped two long steps from the summoning circle, the dome-shape interior filled with inky, impenetrable shadows.

I held up a cookie.

“This,” I announced, “is a double-chocolate brownie cookie. It’s delicious, and I’ll give it to you if you answer a question for me.”

Silence from within the darkness.

“I answered your question,” I added accusingly.

Quiet lay upon the room—then a soft, husky laugh.

“A question, hh’ainun?” the demon crooned. “What would you ask?”

Doubts trickled through me. This was a bad idea, but I plowed on. “Do demons lie?”

“Ch,” it replied, a sound of cold amusement. “Zh’ūltis question. Ask another.”

I frowned. “What does zhuh-ool … what does that word mean?”

“Stupid. Stupid question.”

My frown deepened into a scowl. I rephrased. “If it’s true that demons don’t lie, why is that?”

A long pause, but it wasn’t the same silence as before. My skin prickled, instinct warning that a predator’s attention was locked on me.

“Tell me truths and lies, hh’ainun.”

“What?” I asked blankly.

The demon said nothing, waiting.

Brow furrowed, I searched for harmless things to say. “I moved here six days ago. I miss my college classes. My favorite class was biology. I enjoy baking for my family.”

“Moved here,” the demon repeated in its swirling accent. “True. Miss your … college,” it enunciated carefully, as though unfamiliar with the word, “true. Biology … lie.”

My eyes widened.

“Your family.” It rolled the last word as though tasting it. “Lie.” “No,” I said. “That one is true.”

“Lie,” the demon repeated with certainty.

“You’re wrong. I love baking for my family.”

“Zh’ūltis.”

“Did you just call me stupid?” I clenched my jaw, then relaxed. “You didn’t answer my question.”

“I did.”

“No, you didn’t.” Glaring, I took a deep breath. “Fine. Whatever. If that’s your idea of answering a question, I won’t bother asking any more.”

I stepped closer to the circle, knelt, and carefully set the paper towel of cookies on the floor. Keeping my body as far away as possible, I nudged a corner of the paper across the silver inlay, then snatched my hand back. This was the closest I’d ever come to the circle.

A soft scuff against the hardwood emanated from the darkness. The paper towel twitched, then slid into the black dome.

Icy blades of fear cut through me. Suddenly, the demon was no longer a voice—it was a physical being. Something alive and solid and real that could pull the cookies into its prison cell. My gaze rose from the floor where the treats had disappeared to the curved black wall.

A spark of red in the darkness.

Flames burst to life and shot upward in a hungry blaze. I flung myself back. As I landed on my butt, the brief flare lit a shape within the black—the dark outline of shoulders, the edge of a jaw, the plane of a cheekbone.

Burning crimson eyes caught the light and glowed.

The fire died as quickly as it had appeared, and the dome was once again filled with impenetrable darkness, the demon hidden within. Gray fluff fluttered out of the circle—ash. Flakes of ash. The demon had burned the paper towel.

I scooted across the floor, then pushed onto trembling legs. Without a word or a backward glance, I ran through the door and pushed it shut behind me, swearing never to return.

An hour later, as I lay in bed, trying to sleep, all I could see was the demon’s dim outline—and those eyes that had glowed like hot coals, like magma erupting from a volcano’s heart.



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Annette Marie is the author of Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it's not quite that bad) with her husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.


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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Excerpt: Promise of Darkness (Dark Court Rising Book 1) by Bec McMasters + giveaway

Book Review coming soon!


Today we have the release blitz of Promise of Darkness by Bec McMasters! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!


by Bec McMaster
Sept 18, 2019

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Princess. Tribute. Sacrifice. Is she the one prophesied to unite two warring Fae courts? Or the one bound to destroy them? In a realm ruled by magic, the ruthless Queen of Thorns is determined to destroy her nemesis, the cursed Prince of Evernight. With war brewing between the bitter enemies, the prince forces Queen Adaia to uphold an ancient treaty: she will send one of her daughters to his court as a political hostage for three months. The queen insists it’s the perfect opportunity for Princess Iskvien to end the war before it begins. But one look into Thiago’s smoldering eyes and Vi knows she’s no assassin. The more secrets she uncovers about the prince and his court, the more she begins to question her mother’s motives. Who is the true enemy? The dark prince who threatens her heart? Or the ruthless queen who will stop at nothing to destroy him? And when the curse threatens to shatter both courts, is her heart strong enough to break it? A fairytale twist inspired by the Hades and Persephone myth.


The tension in the prince’s shoulders softens as I press my back into the stone of the arch, turning my entire body toward him. “Do you think I’d stand in an open window with my enemy behind me if I wasn’t bedazzled by his pretty eyes?”

“I thought we were past the ‘enemies’ part of this?”

“I’m still considering the notion. I don’t know what comes after ‘enemies.’”

“That’s easy.” His voice grows rough. “We kiss. We argue. We fall into bed.”

My cheeks heat. I’d wondered if he’d mention that.

Thiago brings his hand to my cheek, brushing his knuckles against the smooth skin there. “But you’re the one who makes that decision. I won’t steal into your bed, Vi. You’re the one who’s going to have to do that.” He gives a sly smile. “Though for every day you make me wait, I’ll repay you with an hour of sensual torture.”

Help.

I stare at him breathlessly. “Doesn’t that behoove me to make you wait longer?”

Thiago leans closer, stealing a soft kiss from my lips. “That depends.” He takes a step back, finally giving me some space to breathe. “On whether your willpower is stronger than temptation.”

It’s not.

I know it’s not.

I want to throw up the white flag of surrender right here, to taste more of that kiss he barely gave me.

And some part of it must show on my face, because he draws back and laughs. “Willpower, Vi.”

It’s a smoky sound that curls inside me, as though he’s somehow infected me.

“I’m trying to remember why this is a bad idea.”

“Oh, it’s not. It’s a very, very good idea,” he croons. “But we’re supposed to arrive in Stormhaven within the hour, and an hour’s not long enough to do any of what I have planned.”

I close my eyes. Images dance there, of the pair of us tangled together on heated sheets. “That isn’t helping.”

Thiago chuckles under his breath. “It wasn’t supposed to. Come. Kyrian will be waiting for us.”

About the Author
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I'm a writer. Dreamer. Travel Addict. And enthusiastic-if-not-perfect baker. I'll honestly admit that I don't always follow the recipe, be it cooking, or writing romances. If I'm not sitting in front of the computer, I'm probably plotting my next world trip. Or eating chocolate. Sometimes I run. Because...chocolate. I grew up on a steady diet of 80's fantasy movies like Ladyhawke, Labyrinth and The Princess Bride, and love creating epic, fantasy-based worlds with heroes and heroines who must defeat all the odds to have their HEA. I live in a country town in Australia, with my very own beta hero, Byron; Kobe, a dog who will eat anything (even used teabags); and demanding chickens, Siggy and Lagertha. 


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

5 amazing bundles (20-24) from 1001 Dark Nights!

We are celebrating the release of 5 amazing bundles (20-24) from 1001 Dark Nights! Each bundle features novellas from 4 bestselling authors. The bundles released today, and you can grab your copies by going to the links below. Check out the book trailer for the bundles! 


1001 Dark Nights Bundle 20
Featuring: Rebecca Zanetti, Kristen Ashley, Larissa Ione, and Laura Kaye
About this Bundle:
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Rebecca Zanetti, Kristen Ashley, Larissa Ione, and Laura Kaye. Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners. 
BLAZE ERUPTING: Scorpius Syndrome/A Brigade Novella by Rebecca Zanetti 
Hugh Johnson is nobody’s hero, and the idea of being in the limelight makes him want to growl. He takes care of his brothers, does his job, and enjoys a mellow evening hanging with his hound dog and watching the sports channel. So when sweet and sexy Ellie Smithers from his college chemistry class asks him to save millions of people from a nuclear meltdown, he doggedly steps forward while telling himself that the world hasn’t changed and he can go back to his relaxing life. One look at Ellie and excitement doesn’t seem so bad. 
ROUGH RIDE: A Chaos Novella by Kristen Ashley Rosalie 
Holloway put it all on the line for the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Informing to Chaos on their rival club—her man’s club, Bounty—Rosalie knows the stakes. And she pays them when her man, who she was hoping to scare straight, finds out she’s betrayed him and he delivers her to his brothers to mete out their form of justice. But really, Rosie has long been denying that, as she drifted away from her Bounty, she’s been falling in love with Everett “Snapper” Kavanagh, a Chaos brother. Snap is the biker-boy-next door with the snowy blue eyes, quiet confidence and sweet disposition who was supposed to keep her safe…and fell down on that job. 
HAWKYN: A Demonica Novella by Larissa Ione 
Asa special class of earthbound guardian angel called Memitim, Hawkyn is charged with protecting those whose lives are woven into the fabric of the future. His success is legendary, so when he’s given a serial killer to watch over, he sees no reason for that to change. But Hawkyn’s own future is jeopardized after he breaks the rules and rescues a beautiful woman from the killer’s clutches, setting off an explosive, demonic game of cat and mouse that pits brother against brother and that won’t end until someone dies. 
RIDE DIRTY: A Raven Riders Novella by Laura Kaye 
Caine McKannon is all about rules. As the Raven Riders’ Sergeant-at-Arms, he prizes loyalty to his brothers and protection of his club. As a man, he takes pleasure wherever he can get it but allows no one close—because distance is the only way to ensure people can’t hurt you. And he’s had enough pain for a lifetime. Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerry’s whole life, so she’s stunned to realize she has an enemy—and even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emma’s ever known, and she’s as uncertain of him as she is attracted. Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
Purchase your copy of BUNDLE 20 today!


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1001 Dark Nights Bundle 21
Featuring: Joanna Wylde, Jennifer Probst, Elisabeth Naughton, and Carrie Ann Ryan
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Joanna Wylde, Jennifer Probst, Elisabeth Naughton, and Carrie Ann Ryan. Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners. 
ROME’S CHANCE: A Reapers MC Novella by Joanna Wylde 
Rome McGuire knew he was in trouble the first time he saw her. She was sweet and pretty and just about perfect in every way. Randi Whittaker was also too young and innocent for the Reapers Motorcycle Club. He did the right thing, and walked away. The second time, he couldn’t resist tasting her. Walking away wasn’t so easy that time, but her family needed her and he had a job to do. When she came around a third time, he’d had enough. Randi had been given two chances to escape, and now it was time for Rome to take his. 
THE MARRIAGE ARRANGEMENT: A Marriage to a Billionaire Novella by Jennifer Probst 
Caterina Victoria Windsor fled her family winery after a humiliating broken engagement, and spent the past year in Italy rebuilding her world. But when Ripley Savage shows up with a plan to bring her back home, and an outrageous demand for her to marry him, she has no choice but to return to face her past. But when simple attraction begins to run deeper, Cat has to decide if she’s strong enough to trust again…and strong enough to stay… 
SURRENDER: A House of Sin Novella by Elisabeth Naughton 
The leaders of my House want her dead. The men I’ve secretly aligned myself with want her punished for screwing up their coup. I’ve been sent by both to deal with her, but one look at the feisty redhead and I’ve got plans of my own. Before I carry out anyone else’s orders, she’s going to give me what I want. And only when I’m satisfied will I decide if she lives or dies. Depending, of course, on just how easily she surrenders... 
INKED NIGHTS: A Montgomery Ink Novella by Carrie Ann Ryan
Tattoo artist, Derek Hawkins knows the rules: One night a month. No last names. No promises. Olivia Madison has her own rules: Don’t fall in love. No commitment. Never tell Derek the truth. When their worlds crash into each other however, Derek and Olivia will have to face what they fought to ignore as well as the connection they tried to forget. Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
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Featuring: Rachel Van Dyken, Lexi Blake, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and J. Kenner
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Rachel Van Dyken, Lexi Blake, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and J. Kenner. Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners. 
ENVY: An Eagle Elite Novella by Rachel Van Dyken 
Every family has rules, the mafia just has more.... Do not speak to the bosses unless spoken to. Do not make eye contact unless you want to die. And above all else, do not fall in love. Renee Cassani's future is set. Her betrothal is set. Her life, after nannying for the five families for the summer, is set. Somebody should have told Vic Colezan that. He's a man who doesn't take no for an answer. And he only wants one thing. Her. Somebody should have told Renee that her bodyguard needed as much discipline as the kids she was nannying. Good thing Vic has a firm hand. 
PROTECTED: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella by Lexi Blake 
Years before, Wade Rycroft fell in love with Geneva Harris, the smartest girl in his class. The rodeo star and the shy academic made for an odd pair but their chemistry was undeniable. They made plans to get married after high school but when Genny left him standing in the rain, he joined the Army and vowed to leave that life behind. Genny married the town’s golden boy, and Wade knew that he couldn’t go home again. Fifteen years later, Wade returns to his Texas hometown for his brother’s wedding and walks into a storm of scandal. Genny’s marriage has dissolved and the town has turned against her. But when someone tries to kill his old love, Wade can’t refuse to help her. 
THE PRINCE: A Wicked Novella by Jennifer L. Armentrout
 Cold. Heartless. Deadly. Whispers of his name alone bring fear to fae and mortals alike. The Prince. There is nothing in the mortal world more dangerous than him. Haunted by a past he couldn’t control, all Caden desires is revenge against those who’d wronged him, trapping him in never-ending nightmare. And there is one person he knows can help him. Raised within the Order, Brighton Jussier knows just how dangerous the Prince is, reformed or not. She’d seen firsthand what atrocities he could be capable of. The last thing she wants to do is help him, but he leaves her little choice. Forced to work alongside him, she begins to see the man under the bitter ice. Yearning for him feels like the definition of insanity, but there’s no denying the heat in his touch and the wicked promise is his stare. 
PLEASE ME: A Stark Ever After Novella by Julie Kenner
 Each day with Damien is a miracle, each moment with our children a gift. And yet I cannot escape the growing sense that a storm is gathering, threatening to pull me away, to rip us apart. To drag me down, once again, into a darkness to which I swore never to return. I have to fight it—I know that. And I am waging the battle with of all my heart. But it is Damien who is my strength, and we both know that the only way to push away the darkness is for him to fold me in his arms and claim me completely. And for me to surrender myself, once again, to the fire that burns between us. Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
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1001 Dark Nights Bundle 23
Featuring: Lorelei James, Kylie Scott, Donna Grant, and Kristen Proby
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Lorelei James, Kylie Scott, Donna Grant, and Kristen Proby. Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners. 
WOUND TIGHT: A Rough Riders/Blacktop Cowboys® Crossover by Lorelei James 
Bull rider Justin Donohue spent his youth hell-bent on winning world championships. After hitting the big 4-0, Justin takes a job at the Grade A Ranch and Rodeo School, where he immediately locks horns (and lips) with the sexy, sassy Callie—a 22-year-old cowgirl set on seducing him. From the moment Callie Morgan encounters the hot-as-fire new ranch hand, she knows his gruff manner is an attempt to mask his attraction to her. But she’s never backed down from a challenge, especially not when Justin’s actions speak louder than his denials. 
STRONG: A Stage Dive Novella by Kylie Scott 
As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line. 
DRAGON NIGHT: A Dark Kings Novella by Donna Grant
 There has never been a hunt that Dorian has lost. With his sights set on a relic the Dragon Kings need to battle an ancient foe, he won’t let anything stand in his way – especially not the beautiful owner. Alexandra Sheridan is smart and cautious. Yet the attraction between them is impossible to deny – or ignore. But is it a road Dorian dares to travel down again? 
TEMPTING BROOKE: A Big Sky Novella by Kristen Proby
 Brooke’s Blooms has taken Cunningham Falls by surprise. This store is Brooke Henderson’s deepest joy, and it means everything to her, which shows in how completely she and her little shop have been embraced by the small community of Cunningham Falls. So, when her landlord dies and Brody Chabot saunters through her door, announcing that the building has been sold, and will soon be demolished, Brooke knows that she’s in for the fight of her life. But she hasn’t gotten this far by sitting back and quietly doing what she’s told. Brooke has no intention of losing this fight, no matter how tempting Brody’s smile -- and body -- is. Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
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1001 Dark Nights Bundle 24
Featuring: Heather Graham, K. Bromberg, Kendall Ryan, and Gena Showalter
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Heather Graham, K. Bromberg, Kendall Ryan, and Gena Showalter.
Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners.
HAUNTED BE THE HOLIDAYS: A Krewe of Hunters Novella by Heather Graham 
It’s Halloween at the Global Tower Theatre, a fantastic and historic theater owned by Adam Harrison and run by spouses of Krewe members. During a special performance, a strange actor makes an appearance in the middle of the show, warning of dire events if his murder is not solved before another holiday rolls around. Dakota McCoy and Brodie McFadden dive into the mystery. Both have a special talent for dealing with ghosts, but this one is proving elusive. With the help of Brodie’s diva mother and his ever-patient father—who were killed together when a stage chandelier fell upon them—Dakota and Brodie set out to solve the case. If they can't solve the murder quickly, there will be no Thanksgiving for the Krewe... 
CONTROL: An Everyday Heroes Novella by K. Bromberg
 Control is something Desi Whitman abhors. Why live life in black and white perfection when you can messily color outside the lines? But when she comes face to face with SWAT officer Reznor Mayne, he’s about to show her just how good control can feel. 
HUNKY HEARTBREAKERS: A Whiskey Kisses Novella by Kendall Ryan 
Everything’s bigger in Texas. And that includes Duke Wilder’s sexual appetite. Together with his twin brother, he runs a whiskey distillery, and when their business takes off—suddenly he’s got it all. Success. Money. Family. But he doesn’t have a woman to share it with. When Valentina storms into his life, her presence is only supposed to be temporary. She’s a feisty attorney hired to help clean up his company’s recent legal mess. He never counted on her being the one to turn his whole world upside down. 
THE DARKEST CAPTIVE: A Lords of the Underworld Novella by Gena Showalter 
For centuries, Galen the Treacherous has been the most hated immortal in the Underworld. Possessed by the demons of Jealousy and False Hope, he has always lived for a single purpose: destroy everything. Then he met her. Former demon turned human femme fatale — Legion Honey -- sought to kill Galen, but ended up parting with her virginity instead. Afraid of their sizzling connection, she ran away…and ended up trapped in hell, tortured and abused in the worst of ways. Now she’s free, and a shell of herself, afraid of her own shadow. Galen's hunger for Legion has only grown. Now the warrior with nothing to lose must help her rekindle the fire that once burned inside her. Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
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