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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Excerpt: Red Snowflakes By Kristal Dawn Harris + giveaway

Red Snowflakes 
By Kristal Dawn Harris
November 6, 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Does a vampire deserve a Christmas miracle?

Forensic photographer, Dena Williams, has spent her life trained to see what others cannot. Vampire, Dimitri Kovac, has waited every Christmas for a miracle that does not come. In the Oregon wilderness, during a snowstorm, these two destined souls collide. Dena's only hope of survival rests in a vampire with the heart of a poet. Dimitri only has five days to win a skeptical woman's heart. As the Christmas tree lights burn brightly and the snow continues to fall, will Dena succumb to a vampire's charms? With so little time, can Dimitri win her love?

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Dimitri smiled a sly smile that set Dena’s insides fluttering and caused the hairs to stand up on her arms. Again, she had the impression this man was not what he seemed. “Be careful what you ask, Dena. I’d prefer to give you the entire truth up front, but I’m afraid you can’t handle it.”

She’d seen more in her lifetime than anyone should. Murders, suicides, and terrible deaths sat at the top of that list, along with abused children and the loss of her parents. Dena stopped pacing, and her spine stiffened. Her eyes narrowed in annoyance as she turned on Dimitri in righteous indignation. “I assure you I can handle anything.” The words barely left her mouth when Dimitri blurred off the couch to stand before her like a statue. Dena jumped back surprised. Movement like that was not normal. No human could move that fast. Dimitri took a step toward her with an almost seductive smile on his face. Dena lifted her chin, refusing to show fear. This man hadn’t hurt her one time. In fact, he saved her life. He was trying to tell her something without saying the words, and she loved a good mystery more than anything.

Dena stood her ground, waiting until he stopped directly in front of her—toe to toe. Her gaze lifted from his broad chest to his face. His breath caressed her skin in whispery touches. This close she could see the small lines around his eyes and the long length of his eyelashes. She’d photographed numerous crime scenes and witnessed the arrest of several criminals, so she knew the eyes of a killer. This man did not have those eyes. Predator, yes. Murderer, no. The sea-blue depths emanated tranquility, but there was something else there as well.

Trained to see things others didn’t, Dena tilted her head while studying him, trying to see what evaded her eyes. Engrossed in his features, almost drawn to him on a level her mind didn’t understand, her body leaned forward. He didn’t move away, but his pupils tracked every move she made. Dena focused on his eyes, letting her own senses expand. Something was different in those sea-blue depths. They say the eyes are the mirror to the soul, but his seemed more like a mask. Her body jerked when the black of his pupils bled into the blue of the iris and white of his eyes until his sockets completely blacked out, then shifted back to their normal sea-blue color. Curiosity led her. One foot slid between his as she moved even closer until their bodies brushed. For some odd reason, she wasn’t afraid. “What are you?”

About the Author:
Kristal Dawn Harris is an award-winning, American romance author. She has been married for 27 years and has two children. Kristal finished her Associate degree from Miami University in Accounting Technology. She is an avid reader and, in particular, loves paranormal romance. Her hobbies include coin collecting, physical fitness, spending time with family and song writing.

Kristal primarily writes for her publisher, The Wild Rose Press, although it should be noted she self-released Hand-Carved Wolf and Thief of Hearts. She writes paranormal, erotic as well as contemporary romance. Kristal has several releases coming in 2020! 

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The Dirty Dozen: Vampire Edition A Vampire Paranormal Romance Anthology + giveaway

The Dirty Dozen: Vampire Edition A Vampire Paranormal Romance Anthology
with stories by
Scarlette Amour, Ann Mickan, Emma James, L. Firminger, N.L. Hoffmann, Nathalie M.L. Römer , A.D. Saddler, Kate Bonham, Kia Carrington-Russell, Kathleen Kelly, Kay Maree and Gemma Arlington
12 Authors ~ 12 Novellas ~ 12 Vampires

It only takes one little bite to draw you in and hold you captive.

Twelve authors have set out to ensnare you with their words.

The stories of their vampires traveling the earth, hidden in the shadows and waiting for their one true love to surrender to their ways, will leave you searching for your own.
Contributing Authors:

Ice Cold Justice – Scarlette Amour I've been hiding a terrible secret. One that'll see the end of me if anyone finds out...
Add an annoying old flame threatening to out my new secret...What's a girl to do?

I Am Here – Ann Mickan Morfran's simple existence can become a life worth living and loving.
But the price of a new life is the choices to be made.
Emma James
One night at Elysium with the dark, sexy stranger would unlock Miss Bennett's secrets and rock her world.

Angel of my Nightmare – L. Firminger Will Marcus find his maker?
What secrets is she hiding?

The Raven – N.L. Hoffmann 
Rule number one, don't fall for the enemy.
Will she end up battling against another assassin, or will their growing attraction have them breaking all the rules?

Donta Naughty – Nathalie M.L. Römer Could Donta and Carlotta be freed from the eternal curse that had made them both creatures of the night?

Voices Beneath – A.D. Saddler The voices in her head brought us together.
Blood and bones might tear us apart.

Blood Mated – Kate Bonham I was born from a forbidden romance, always hidden away. But the truth is out...and now my life is in danger.
Mine and my blood mate's, but if they think they're going to hurt him, they have no idea who they're messing with.

The Mad Hatter Vampire Prince – Kia Carrington-Russell 
They called him a clown, who had a crown, and who would never look down on his left.
She had a name, that he would soon learn–but perhaps it would already be too late.

Cardinal - Kathleen Kelly Janardan ~ the world’s oldest Vampire.
Liberator from the cycle of birth and death.

Tasting Her – Kay Maree My mate is out there somewhere. She is the inferno I need to survive, and I will make her long for my taste as much as I long for hers.

Blood Lust – Gemma Arlington I knew the instant I walked into the club; I didn’t belong here.
It was strange, odd… different but I liked places that were slightly out of the ordinary.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Sheep Movie Review: Knives Out (2019)

Knives Out (2019)
Nov 27, 2019
Directed By: Rian Johnson

Written By: Rian Johnson
Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon
Runtime: 130 minutes
Studio: Lionsgate
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after
 When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.

Went to see Knives Out with my husband and 18-year-old daughter. Holly and I enjoyed it much more than my husband who thought it dragged. Knives Out is an excellent murder-mystery movie. Fabulous acting cast, great script with the right amount of dark humor.

The story moves in a step-by-step fashion like a typical murder-mystery. There is one car chase! But this the movie's strength is in the cast and story.

Knives Out isn't the type of movie you need to see on the big screen (though an argument can be made that Chris Evens needs to be seen on one). But if you enjoy a quality murder-mystery and looking for something to do on a cold day, then this is worth a watch.

Don gave it 3 1/2 sheep
Holly gave it 4 1/2 sheep
I gave it 4 "KFC" Sheep


Excerpt: Rest in Pieces (Barbie: The Vampire Hunter #1) by Lucinda Dark + giveaway

Rest in Pieces (Barbie: The Vampire Hunter #1)
by Lucinda Dark
November 25th 2019
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Ashes to Ashes. Dust to Dust. If vampires kill your entire family, vengeance is a must.

I can’t say my parents never warned me about vampires. I just never believed them. Not—that is—until six months ago when vampires broke into my home and killed my family. Thanks to all the skills my parents taught me, I managed to escape but I couldn’t save them.

Two vampires down and the rest of the world to go.

My bid for revenge is going to have to wait, though, because until I turn 18, I’m being placed in the loving care of Elizabeth and Jonathan McKnight—godparents I didn’t even know existed. The clock is ticking until I can get back to my goal of eradicating the vampire race. But something is amiss at my new high school. According to my parents, vampires can’t walk in daylight. So, why then, does Torin Priest? If he’s not a vampire, then what is he? Because unlike the obnoxious asshole, Maverick McKnight, who sees me as some sort of bloodsucking leech on his wealthy family, Torin Priest is most certainly not human.

To stake or not to stake, that is the question.

Maverick pointed his finger right in my face. “I’m watching you, Barbie,” he spat my name like a curse. “If you try to steal from them, you’ll be out the door so goddamn fast, you’ll have burns on your ass from being kicked to the curb.”

“For your information, Maverick,” I said, using the same tone he’d used with my name, “I’m not here to find a new fucking family. I’m here because the government put me here. Comprende, dumbass? As a minor, I don’t have much of a fucking choice.”

“Choice or not.” He shook his head and fixed me with an outright glare. “You will not fuck with me. You will not fuck with my parents. You will stay the hell out of my way and out of my fucking business. Do you comprende?”

“Duly noted,” I replied dryly. “And since we’re on the topic of discussion, let’s make a deal—you and I.” Before he could agree or not on any sort of deal, I continued. “You stay out of my fucking way and I won’t kick your ass. And trust me, pretty boy, I may look smaller than you, but I would have you begging in a matter of seconds. If you don’t like me now, wait until I unleash my inner bitch. Therefore, if you wish to remain breathing, I suggest you back off,” I growled. “And in case you can’t understand that, understand this”—I stopped and leaned forward, moving into his space until I could smell a hint of his spicy cologne—“thou shalt not try me. Do so at your own peril.” He eyed me with no small amount of cold-blooded hatred. I didn’t give much of a shit. I moved back once more and jerked the door handle. “Now unlock the fucking door, Deputy Maverick, or you’ll see just what my inner bitch can do.”

About the Author:
Lucinda Dark is the Fantasy based pen name for USA Today Bestselling Author, Lucy Smoke. 

A writer of various genres, Lucy is a young adventurer with a lust for good characterization and unique protagonists. 

You can contact her or view her catalog via her website at or join her newsletter to keep up to date on all the latest releases!

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Immortal Lust: Paranormal Vampire Romance Anthology + giveaway

Book review coming soon!

Immortal Lust: A Paranormal Vampire Romance Anthology 
Presented by Knox Publishing
with stories by:
Liz Knox & J.H. Wolfe, A.C. Williams & J. Williams, Parker Stevens, Timber Philips, Claire Marta, Harper Ray, Kay Maree, Nikki Landis, Nicky Fox, Courtney Lynn Rose, Nicole Kelley
As vampires, the entire world is at our disposal. We’re blessed with the one thing that others crave - immortality.

While life may be eternal, love doesn’t come so easy.

In this anthology you’ll go on various journeys with characters who are on their own paths to find their mate, something they crave more than anything else in this world.

***Immortal Lust features a collection of short stories from various authors who have written in time frames from the eighteenth century to modern times. Steam levels vary depending on author and storyline.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Excerpt: Caster Prophecy Series by LaVerne Lewis + giveaway

Canticle (Caster Prophecy Book 1) 
by LaVerne Lewis
October 28, 2019
214 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy
She's a human with a busted ticker. He's an ancient warlock. The only thing they have in common are birthmarks that flare to the point of pain when they're together. But fate has other ideas…

Studying abroad despite her advancing heart disease, Leilani Gibson squeezes all the joy she can out of life. Literally bumping into the most handsome guy she's ever seen while Christmas shopping should be the best thing that's happened to her in quite some time, but she knows he'll disappear when he discovers her secret.

Born into a family of Casters, Stellan Kierkegaard lives his life away from the reminder that he alone is the only one un-mated in his coven. When he collides with Leilani at a Montreal mall, his gallant attempt to get her to the hospital when she succumbs to congestive heart failure takes an unexpected turn. Now he’s forced to withhold some secrets of his own. 

Stellan poses as Leilani's fiancé until she gets the medical care she needs, but the more time they spend together, the more intense their feelings become as their birthmarks flare. If Caster prophecy is to be believed, and this reaction is only triggered in true soul mates, they must hide this fact from a trio of zealous Caster royals who have been tricked once.

The Caster couple who bears the foretold birthmark is prophesied to knit dark and light covens to lead the Caster World. Yet how can this be when Leilani is by every indication, mortal?

Canticle, Chapter 7 Excerpt
Leilani felt like Cinderella as they wended their way through the streets of Montreal to their destination. Neither Stellan nor Eija had breathed a word of where they were going. She had been clueless until they turned onto rue Saint-Catherine Ouest.

“Are we going to see The Nutcracker?” she asked excitedly. She could see La Place Des Arts up ahead in all its avant-garde architectural beauty. For weeks, she had heard about the production by Fernand Nault being presented by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal.

“That’s the plan,” Stellan said with a self-satisfied smirk.

“I told you she would love it, Stellan,” Eija said from the back seat.

“This is awesome. Thank you both, so much,” Leilani gushed. “I’ve seen it performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. PNB presents the Stowell/Maurice Sendak production, but I’ve been told that Fernand Nault’s production is spectacular. The dancers of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal are so talented.”

Stellan expertly maneuvered through the traffic and quickly found them a plum parking space despite the throngs of ballet attendees swarming all of the available entrances to the garage. Before Leilani knew it, they were in the car park in the basement of La Place Des Arts. Stellan extended one arm to Leilani and the other to Eija and escorted them both through the halls moving with the steady flow of ballet goers walking in the same direction.

They had only been walking for few seconds when Eija got a faraway look in her eyes and stopped. Stellan seemed to know what was happening and pulled them both gently out of the flow of traffic.

“Is Eija okay?” Leilani whispered, looking back and forth between him and his dazed sister.

“She’s fine,” Stellan said. “Eija just believes that you shouldn’t walk all the way to the hall. She is seeing you being carried away in an ambulance.”

“But I feel great.”

“I’m rarely wrong, Leilani,” Eija said as her eyes focused again. “You should let Stellan carry you.”

“That would be so... embarrassing,” Leilani argued.

“I can get a wheelchair from the concierge,” Stellan offered.

“Really?” Leilani scoffed. “Neither option is appealing.”

“The choice is yours, love,” Stellan said sternly. “I will honor either option you choose…or I will choose for you.”

“Oh my God,” she said, her face warm from embarrassment. “Is this what I have to look forward to? Visions, threats, and ultimatums?”

“Only when your stubbornness compromises your health and safety,” Stellan said with a smirk. “Really, Leilani, does the idea of being in my arms appall you so greatly? I could carry you around the world and never grow tired.”

“I just don’t like looking like an invalid.”

“All the more reason to let Stellan carry you,” Eija said. “Most people will probably view it as romantic.”

Before Leilani could mount another protest, Stellan literally swept her off her feet. She had no choice but to wrap her arms around his strong, broad shoulders and clasp her hands behind his neck as he carried her bridal style through the halls of La Place Des Arts.

After a few seconds of being in her beautiful Caster’s arms, she relaxed and her blush dissipated. Eija floated effortlessly beside them, smiling and nodding at the smiles, cat-calls, best wishes, and strange looks they received from people in the halls as they made the several minute trek to La Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. She spotted the entrance sooner than expected and was relieved that he would finally be able to put her down.

Their seats were on the Corbeille Level, Loge 1, which was a private box seating eight people. They took seats one through three in the very front of the box, and Leilani had a sneaking suspicion that Stellan had purchased the entire box for the night. Eija’s cell phone must have alerted her silently, because she took it, excused herself, and slipped quietly out of the theater.

Leilani took Stellan’s hand in hers and leaned toward his ear. “Thank you for carrying me. It would have been a shame for me to get sick and miss this.”

He gave her hand a gentle squeeze and whispered back to her, his lips perilously close to her ear. “You’re very welcome, Leilani. Carrying you was my pleasure.”

“But I know that pleasure was not without pain for you.”

“Philosophers have long hypothesized that the sensations of pain and pleasure are part of a continuum. I gladly embrace that theory for you.”

She brought his hand to her lips and kissed it. “I don’t know if I deserve the sacrifices you are making for me.”

He enclosed her warm hand in both of his. “One day I shall recount for you all the sacrifices you are making for me.”

Leilani felt lost in his eyes for several seconds, then she blushed and glanced away. “Did you know that although E.T.A. Hoffman wrote the story upon which this ballet was based, the dance as it is choreographed today was written by Marius Petipa and follows a revision of the original story written by Alexandre Dumas?” she asked conversationally.

“Dumas was quite a colorful character, and he contributed much to French Literature. We have several of his first editions, in addition to the copy of The Count of Monte Cristo you saw today,” Stellan replied.

“I love his work,” Leilani said. “You said, ‘we.’ Does your family have as extensive a book collection as you do?”

“When I said we, I was referring to you and me,” he said, his blue eyes locking with her brown ones. “I have no doubt that you will be my spirit wife soon, so what’s mine is also yours.”

Leilani was rather stunned by that admission, on both counts. He literally viewed her as someone with whom he wanted to have a long-term relationship. Conversely, she didn’t want to think about how wealthy he was and how that could change her life.

“What exactly does a Caster do for income?” she asked. “I mean, you don’t seem to have a job—you never talk about working.”

“My family and I, at Eija’s direction, have made strategic investments through the years that have proven to be quite lucrative for us.”

Eija returned then and took her seat next to Leilani, having picked up on Stellan's words, she said, “Yes, they use me like a fortune teller, Leilani, a veritable personal stock broker,” Eija quipped playfully. “But I don’t mind. I would do anything for my family, and that includes you, too, now.”

Sitting between Stellan and Eija, Leilani had never felt more pampered or protected, at a ballet—with two Casters, no less. They listened to the music of Tchaikovsky as the ballet began.

Leilani thrilled at the lavish sets, shimmering costumes, comical scenes, sparkling ballet form, and enchanting colors and lights. Leilani could only hope that her saga would end as happily as Clara's.

Opus (Caster Prophecy Book 2)
by LaVerne Lewis
November 28, 2019
When the most precious Caster artifact goes missing, its retrieval becomes the difference between peace and civil war.

Powerful warlock, Stellan Kierkegaard was united with his Caster’s Canticle in Leilani Gibson, whom he believed to be human, but is actually an equally powerful Caster who’s been raised by human parents. During surgery to repair Leilani’s severely damaged heart, the power which someone had been siphoning from her since childhood was returned, revealing her true nature.

Now, the Kierkegaard coven is on the run from their governing body, The Hemlock Society, and the unknown person or persons who plotted to relieve Leilani of her power. Shortly after learning that the second half of the Caster Prophecy, the Caster’s Opus, has been stolen from the Hemlock Society in Stockholm, Leilani is kidnapped, sending Stellan into a Caster rage.
Will Stellan and Leilani retrieve the Caster’s Opus in time to join the Dark and Light covens together as prophesied, or will the Caster World descend into chaos?

Masterpiece (Caster Prophecy Book 3)
by LaVerne Lewis
December 29, 2019
Ruling the Caster World proves dangerous, but is it as dangerous as a little-known prophecy which could be the final triumph?
Stellan and Leilani Kierkegaard balance marriage, governing an underground race of magical beings, an investigation to discover who her biological parents are, all while completing their matriculation at an Ivy League school. It seems all too easy until their lead Caster investigator turns up dead, and every conceivable clue leads back to someone trying to keep her parents’ identity a secret.

When Leilani’s grad school bestie learns the secret they’re sworn to keep at all costs, things get even more interesting in their world, particularly, the fact that her in-laws may not share her views, or fondness for humans, when it comes to the existence of Casters in a world dominated by them. Combine all this with the discovery that there’s yet another prophecy which must be fulfilled in order for them to reign over the Caster World in relative peace and prosperity.

Will Stellan and Leilani have to make the same choice her Caster parents had to make to safeguard their legacy, or will prophecy protect their Masterpiece?

About the Author:
LaVerne Lewis grew up watching shows like Dark Shadows, Bewitched and later Charmed and Supernatural. Her favorite authors in the genre include Anne Rice, Stephen King, Karen Marie Moning and J.R. Ward which cemented her fondness for Urban Fantasy and the Paranormal. While she works by day in an office writing dry contract language, her love for Urban Fantasy compelled her to pursue writing the types of books she loves. Now she writes her own Paranormal Romance novels in the hope that someday her name will be synonymous with her idols’. 

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New Release: The Goddess Gets Her Guy by Ashlyn Chase + giveaway

A spin-off of a spin-off of a spin-off… My head is spinning!
Ashlyn Chase

You know you’ve created a successful world when your editor asks for more books set in that world: 

My Phoenix Brothers series is a spin-off of book 2 in the Boston Dragons series
Oh! And the Boston Dragons series is a spin-off of book 2 in the Flirting with Fangs series
And, oh yeah, the Flirting with Fangs series is a spin-off of book 2 in the Strange Neighbors series!
Always book 2. Weird coincidence? Or numbers? 

Knowing that publishers are keeping track of things like sales, I can pretty much guess it has to do with numbers. I’m not a math person or a business person. I’m a creative person—not that those things are mutually exclusive! More and more authors are becoming business savvy. I’m late to that party, and I’m not sure I want to attend.
Let’s just say my priorities are still with the stories. A lot of writers are getting obsessed with the business and short-cutting important steps like writing the next book, rewriting, editing, re-editing, proofreading, well—you get my drift. Making the best book possible is the author’s job…in my opinion.
Working closely with a professional editor is part of that job. Now, authors seem to be taking on a slew of new jobs. Publisher, Cover artist, Marketer, Publicist… It makes my head—that was already spinning—spin harder!
Well…I’m finally wrapping up the series (or is it serieses? Nobody knows) with a stand-alone novel releasing Nov 26th. 
 The Goddess Gets Her Guy
Many characters from the previous books make an appearance, so fans who have been following should enjoy a visit with old friends. But if you haven’t read any of my books before, don’t let that stop you.

I love to read a complete story even if it’s part of a series. I want to be able to accidentally read book 3 and then say, ‘Oh! I guess that was part of a trilogy,’ still feeling like I enjoyed a whole romance from beginning to happily ever after. Sometimes I’m curious enough to go back and check out the earlier stories if not too much is given away.

Yes, everyone wants a series…which is great! If the author loves the world they created, and readers can’t get enough of it, publishers will certainly do what they can to keep it going. Everybody’s happy. I can’t see myself running out of stories to tell. Maybe that’s why book two gets the spin-off. By then, I’m already creating new characters to fall in love with who readers want to see more of. I’m guilty of having secondary characters who sometimes steal the show. But all good things must come to an end… That's where The Goddess Gets Her Guy comes in. It's wrapping up the whole paranormal Boston world in a nice tidy bow.

If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll begin reading any of my books in any order. See? That’s my publicist coming out. Or is it my inner marketer? I can’t keep all these hats straight!

I use universal links! You can find all my books at all online stores that carry them with one click! Just type:

Or if you’re looking for a specific book, do this: add the name of the title, and voila! 

Or, if you want to start with the book that inspired the final series, you could read My Wild Irish Dragon. (Book 2 of course) where you’ll meet the legendary firefighting family…the Fierros! And that’s not the only legend they’re famous for!

by Ashlyn Chase
November 26, 2019
320 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
What happens when the goddess meets Mr. Right...but she absolutely can't tell him who she really is?

After leaving his job as a cardiac surgeon, Dr. Aaron Samuels needs a new purpose in his life. Wanting to help his patients even if he can't operate, he heads to the Puerto Rican rainforest to find a cure for heart disease. He never imagined he'd meet a beautiful, mysterious woman, especially not one talking to a frog in the middle of the jungle...

Gaia—a.k.a. Mother Nature—has had it with paranormals breaking her number one rule: Never reveal your supernatural powers to humans, not even your mate. Fed up, she transports to the rainforest, happy to converse with amphibians who don't talk back. But Dr. Samuels is a much better conversationalist, and Gaia can't wait to help him mend all those broken hearts he told her about.

When her attempts to help only complicate things between them, Gaia begins to wonder what would happen if she opened her heart and was honest with Aaron...and herself. Maybe her number one rule has been wrong all along...

About the Author:
Ashlyn Chase describes herself as an Almond Joy bar. A little nutty, a little flaky, but sweet, wanting only to give readers satisfying stories that leave them smiling.

She worked as an RN for 20 years but now writes full time. She's a multi-published, award-winning author of paranormal romantic comedies, represented by the Seymour Agency.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Book Review: Wolf Rebel (SWAT Book 10) by Paige Tyler

by Paige Tyler
November 26, 2019
352 pages
Sourcebooks Casablanca
She let him get away

SWAT werewolf Rachel Bennett is hounded by nightmares after a vicious attack left her with PTSD. Not knowing who or what she can trust anymore, she's relieved to be assigned to a high-profile protective detail. Diving into work might be the distraction she needs, until she notices the mysterious hunk who seems to follow her wherever she goes—and recognizes him.

Now he needs her help...

After he's badly injured, former Navy SEAL Knox Lawson seeks out Rachel when he realizes he's turning into a werewolf. He'd once been part of the group hunting her kind, but he knew he had to quit when he found Rachel in his crosshairs. Now he desperately needs her help.

Rachel isn't sure she trusts Knox, but having him around keeps the nightmares—and the monster creating them—away. Knox might not know much about being a werewolf, but there's no doubt he'll do everything in his power to win her trust and keep her safe.

SWAT Series:
Hungry Like the Wolf (Book 1)
Wolf Trouble (Book 2)
In the Company of Wolves (Book 3)
To Love a Wolf (Book 4)
Wolf Unleashed (Book 5)
Wolf Hunt (Book 6)
Wolf Hunger (Book 7)
Wolf Rising (Book 8)
Wolf Instinct (Book 9)
Wolf Rebel (Book 10)

Wolf Rebel is an edge of your seat, nail biting dose of paranormal romantic suspense with a touch of nerve wracking horror to top off what is in my opinion one of Paige Tyler’s best books in the entire SWAT series! I just could not put this book down! I’m a huge fan of this series, and I have enjoyed all the books, but Rachell and Knox’s story is in a category all its own and in the best way.

Werewolf and SWAT member Rachel Bennett has been having nightmares about the horrific attack that turned her into a werewolf and they’re getting worse and worse. She hopes that being assigned to a high profile protective detail will help keep her mind distracted, except that she’ll be working with none other than the werewolf hunter she let get away months ago when her pack was attacked. Irony of ironies, the hunter is now a werewolf and he desperately wants Rachel to help him understand what that means. In his defense, Knox thought he was on the “good” side until he saw what the hunters were capable of and when they set their sights on destroying Rachel. While Rachel doesn’t trust Knox, she agrees to help him and the added bonus is that Knox’s presence keeps the nightmares away, at least for a while.

What stands out to me with the SWAT series is that while the majority of the team is comprised of hunky alpha males (all the members are alphas), there are a handful of alpha females, REAL alpha females who lead and stand BESIDE the males who have the utmost confidence in their abilities. Rachel is one of these alpha females and I just love her. She’s such a confident, kind, capable wolf so to see her brought so low by her nightmares was jarring and definitely made me take the antagonist seriously. Also, that antagonist? Plucked straight from my own nightmares and in frighteningly elaborate detail. Tyler really outdid herself this time, she’s a freaking Rockstar. I didn’t know whether to be impressed or terrified of how well this villain was written.

Wolf Rebel reminds readers that the series is also about the bonds that are shared between the SWAT pack. This group is tight knit and willing to do anything for each other and that definitely shows when they find out Rachel needs help. They don’t treat her like a damsel in distress, she’s one of their own and she needed backup. It was great. I really couldn’t get enough of this book and I highly recommend the whole series to anyone looking for great characters, fast-paced action, and an author with a great sense of humor.

Reviews of books 1-9

Sheep Rating: 5

Adria Reyes

The Dark Verse Series (Vol 1-5) by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild + giveaway

The Dark Verse Vol 1: From the Passages of Revenants
by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild 

February 19, 2013
Genre: Horror
Publisher: Armored Books
2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medal Winner for Horror

#1 Free Best Seller in Horror Anthologies

Twenty-six short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep.

The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian horror, spanning different realms and times, that touches upon evils that transcend the knowable. Whether a galactic entity that casts flesh off the wicked, a scientist harnessing the power of metamorphosis, or a diabolical overlord that torments souls in a dimension of unrelenting pain, there is no escape from the occult horrors that await you within the innumerable folios of The Dark Verse.

This is Sharkchild's first collection of grim and ethereal tales.

by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild 
February 19, 2013

292 pages
Twenty-six short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. 

This is Sharkchild's second tome of terror. It is a complete experience on its own and does not need the first DARK VERSE volume to be enjoyed.

The Dark Verse Vol 3: Beyond the Grip of Time
by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild 
July 1, 2014
240 pages
2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal Winner for Horror
2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Winner for Horror

2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Winner for Best Cover Design - Fiction

Twenty-six short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep.

This is Sharkchild's third tome of terror. It is a complete experience on its own and does not need the previous DARK VERSE volumes to be enjoyed.

The Dark Verse Vol 4: Within the Depths of Soul
by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild
November 6, 2018
197 pages
2019 National Indie Excellence Awards Winner for Horror

2019 Book Excellence Awards Finalist for Horror

Twenty-six short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep.

The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian horror, spanning different realms and times, that touches upon evils that transcend the knowable. Whether a stadium audience dazzled by the mystic power of alchemy, a gargantuan entity that plummets to the earth calling out a single human's name, or a world where all doorways leading to it usher death, there is no escape from the occult horrors that await you within the innumerable folios of The Dark Verse.

This is Sharkchild's fourth collection of grim and ethereal tales and can be enjoyed independently from the other Dark Verse volumes.

The Dark Verse Vol 5: Beneath the Crown of Chaos 
by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild
Thirteen short stories and a novella of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. Whether a cosmic assassin able to annihilate any living entity across all of existence, a universe where physical size is a direct relationship to magical power, or a realm where money is made of living and dead flesh, there is no escape from the occult horrors that await you within the innumerable folios of The Dark Verse.

This is Sharkchild's fifth collection of grim and ethereal tales. It is currently being funded on Kickstarter and is estimated to release at the end of Spring 2020. Back the book now and get your name on its pages.

About the Author:
M. AMANUENSIS SHARKCHILD is an award-winning author and publisher of a growing series of Lovecraftian horror short stories called The Dark Verse and of the dark fantasy novel, The Spirit Collectors. His self-published books are praised for their illustrious hardcover binding and artwork and have won six awards. The Dark Verse is also a podcast through which Sharkchild releases new short stories on a regular basis. The style and atmosphere of his writing is often compared to the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

He lives in lurid wakefulness and lucid dreams, overtaken by visions that uncontrollably seethe in a torrent of horror and fantasy. As a zealot of the imagination, he embraces the strange, the bizarre, and the great unknown. His path of creation has only just begun.

Some of Sharkchild's other projects include Dark Energy Discoveries and Gravescabs. Dark Energy Discoveries is an EBM music project containing his rich vocal layers and soundscapes that are embodied by a virtual group of inter-dimensional beings who have joined forces to explore the ever-expanding reaches of existence. Gravescabs are reversible plush covers that are placed over a base plush toy called a Skell. is home to his distinct creations.

His writing. 

His toys.

His music.


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