Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Celebrating Stacey Brutger's new release, Coveted (+Giveaway)


Blurb: Pack alpha Aiden vows to do whatever necessary to protect his people. When he discovers a plot to harvest blood from his wolves to create the ultimate drug, he’s determined to stop them at any cost. And quickly finds himself taken captive. After months in prison, Aiden barely manages to hang onto his sanity. The last thing he expects is a shapely little human to come to his rescue and bring out all his protective instincts.

Shayla is being stalked because of her abilities as a seeker. When offered a job in Scotland, she leaps at the chance to escape. With danger pursuing her at every turn, she must decide if she could give up her magic in order to live a safe, ordinary life. Never in her wildest fantasies did she expect to find a feral-looking man imprisoned in a thousand-year-old dungeon…or be so wildly attracted to him. She didn’t need more trouble, but when fate presents the means to help him escape, she doesn’t hesitate.

Now they are both being hunted, and Aiden is determined to do everything in his power to protect Shayla…and seduce her into becoming his mate. As the danger intensifies, Aiden begins to suspect that Shayla might be the key to saving not only his people but also the future of his race…if he could keep her alive long enough.


Excerpt: Aiden had never intended to release her.

Betrayal lurched in Shayla’s stomach as she stirred the embers of the fire she’d built. The bed tempted her to sleep, but she was too paranoid to rest. She needed to remain alert and ready to move. Old castles were known for their passageways. She was in the main suite connected to Aiden’s room. All she had to do was wait for him to fall asleep.

Then she could escape.

She trembled at the thought of sneaking out and leaving the castle. Aiden obviously believed she was in danger. After nearly dying more than once in the last few hours, she couldn’t deny it. Maybe she could trust Aiden, but she had no intention of sticking around to find out.

Like a noose, she could feel the danger closing in on her from all sides. If she could just make it to town, she could haul ass home.

The neighboring room had fallen silent more than an hour ago. If she wanted to leave, it had to be now, before the sun set. If she saw Aiden again, she feared she wouldn’t be able to remain strong and unaffected.

She tiptoed to the wall, growing more resolute with every step. She opened the passageway between the rooms, but Aiden’s side was a bit trickier. It took her precious minutes to locate the triggers to open the panel in his closet.

His room was dark. The dying fire was huddled across the room, its light barely penetrating the shadows, as if afraid to venture further.

With a deep breath, Shayla stepped through the connecting door. The tangle of Aiden’s clothes felt alive, as if trying to convince her to stay, and she nearly tripped on her face as she struggled to free herself from the closet.

She was panting by the time she fought her way free. A sound rose from the bed. A slight shifting of the sheets. Shayla froze, one foot on the ground. She held her breath and squinted at the bed, eyes straining to see if she was about to be discovered.

When no further sounds emerged, she slowly exhaled. As crazy as it sounded, part of her almost wanted to be caught. She turned toward the door and ran smack into a very large, very warm body. A strangled scream escaped as she bounced off the hard chest. She nearly went sprawling across the floor until someone hauled her up close.

“Aiden.” She’d recognize his touch anywhere, the way her body came alive. 

Shit! 

The noise she heard had been him leaving bed. Shayla squinted up at her captor, her eyes slowly adjusted to the darkness, hating the way her betraying heart pounded in excitement and not fear like it should. 

“Were you expecting someone else?”

She swallowed hard at the ominous question. “No, of course not.”

She was lowered toward the floor and released. As perverse as it was, she missed his warmth.

“Going somewhere?”

Shayla shook her head, avoiding his gaze, carefully backing away. Act casual. “Oh, you know, just out for a stroll.” 

Aiden stalked after her on light feet.

Countered her every move.

She didn’t feel threatened, exactly, but his nearness did disturbing things to her body. “What are you doing?”

Aiden pulled up short. “What do you mean?”

“You’re following me.” Shayla straightened, refused to retreat.

“Maybe.”

She blinked, not expecting him to admit it. Shayla stepped back, putting more distance between them as she scrambled to think up a convincing lie. The back of her thighs smacked against something solid. She glanced back, then shot forward like her ass was on fire when she realized she was caged between the devil and…his bed. 

Gulp.

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To celebrate Coveted's release, Stacey is having a sale on one of her earlier releases, Bloodsworn. Be sure to grab your copy while it's on sale on Amazon for $0.99! :)

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Katharine Ashe's I Adored a Lord Book Tour (+Giveaway)


Blurb: She’s intended for his brother. He’s destined for adventure. Then a dangerous mystery throws them together, and all they want is each other. 

All that clever, passionate Ravenna Caulfield wants is to stay far away from high society’s mean girls.

All that handsome, heroic Lord Vitor Courtenay wants is to dash from dangerous adventure to adventure.

Now, snowbound in a castle with a bevy of the ton’s scheming maidens all competing for a prince’s hand in marriage, Ravenna’s worst nightmare has come true. Now, playing babysitter to a spoiled prince and his potential brides, Vitor is champing at the bit to be gone.

When a stolen kiss in a stable leads to a corpse in a suit of armor, a canine kidnapping, and any number of scandalous liaisons, Ravenna and Vitor find themselves wrapped in a mystery they’re perfectly paired to solve. But as for the mysteries of love and sex, Vitor’s not about to let Ravenna escape until he’s gotten what he desires…

Excerpt: “Be still,” he growled like an animal.

She went still.

“What are you doing, attacking an innocent man?” His tongue slurred. “Damn it, my head hurts. And my leg.”

Her heartbeats battered against his chest pressed to hers. His face was inches away, satiny hair falling over eyes that were dark sockets of outrage. The icy air between them did not reek of spirits. He was not foxed. The slur must be from the injury. The door had hit him hard.

“I will release your mouth,” he said, and squinted as though he were trying to focus. Long lashes. Long for a man. “But if you scream, you won’t like the consequences. If you understand, blink once.”

She blinked. His hand slid away from her mouth. She gulped in air.

“Why are you here?” His gaze swept the neckline of her gown, then her hair. “Are you a maid?”

“I came outside—needed air. You’re crushing—my lungs. Get—off me or—I’ll scream and—bear the consequences.”

“No scream will come without air to carry it.” He sounded less slurred now. And too rational. “Tell me who you are and I will release you.”

“Regina Slate. Daughter—Duke of Marylebone—guest. He’ll have you—strung up by your neck when—he learns you’ve—touched me.”

“Marylebone is a neighborhood, not a duke. And threatening a man with hanging in the uncertain future when he’s got you in his power at present is idiocy.” Now she heard a round, broken tone in his words. He was a foreigner. But not French, she thought, and he spoke English perfectly. Also, he knew Marylebone was a neighborhood in London. Her poor luck. “And if your father is a duke,” he said, “I am the Emperor of China.”

“Pleasure—” She gasped. “To make your acquaintance—your imperial majesty.”

His hand tightened about her wrist. “What is your name and why are you in this stable?”

“Ravenna—Caulfield. Truly. You were right. I’m—nobody.” With no one of her own to wrap her arms around at the end of the day and breathe in deeply, and no one to protect her from men who would throw themselves upon her because she was nobody. “Now get—off me.”

“Caulfield.” His brow bent. The pressure on her chest relaxed slightly and she tried to fill her lungs. But his grip remained tight around her arm. “You are in Sir Beverley Clark’s party?”

As stable hands went, this one seemed unusually well informed. “I work for him.” Not really now that she was a duchess’s sister, of course. But how much could he know about Sir Beverley’s household?

“What work do you do?” His eyes scanned her face with particular interest now, and an odd little eddy of awareness scampered through her. “Are you his mistress?”

Apparently he didn’t know much about Sir Beverley after all. “I care for his pet dogs and exotic birds.”

Abruptly, his brow relaxed. A crease dented his scruffy cheek. Ravenna’s heart did a peculiar sideways leap.

“You care for his—”

“Dogs and exotic birds. Twelve dogs. Two birds. And one house pig.” A strange agitation was rushing into her numb limbs. It must be terror. It could not be caused by the dent in his cheek above his hard jaw. He was a dangerous stranger attacking her. But attackers did not grin like they were curiously pleased. Did they?

A shimmer of red peeked from the fall of hair over his brow, the welt forming. A biscuit poultice would soothe that quick enough. Perhaps in the kitchen she could find milk and some—

“Animals?” he said, his gaze trailing over her face again, the dent deepening.

“I care for them and doctor them. I do the same for everybody’s animals in the county when they get sick, without compensation because I am not a man and nobody thinks they need to pay me except with a basket of fresh eggs or a cream or a cake of soap, which I usually take to mean they think a woman should smell better than I do. This struggling in straw soaked with puppy urine isn’t helping that problem, by the way. So now get off me.”

But he wasn’t going to release her. She saw the change in his eyes and felt it in his body the instant it happened. Then his gaze dipped to her mouth. 

“You smell good to me,” he said...


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Author Bio: Award-winning, best-selling author KATHARINE ASHE writes intensely lush historical romance, including How To Be a Proper Lady, among Amazon's 10 Best Books of 2012 in Romance, and eight other acclaimed novels set in the era of the British Empire. With the publication of her debut novel in 2010, she earned a spot among the American Library Association's "New Stars of Historical Romance." She was a nominee for the 2013 Library of Virginia Literary Award in Fiction, and in 2011 she won the coveted Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Historical Romantic Adventure. Katharine is also a finalist for the 2014 RITA® Award, the highest honor in the romance fiction industry, for How To Marry A Highlander. 

She lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History at Duke University, Katharine writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve high adventure and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about her books, please visit her at www.KatharineAshe.com.

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Blurb: An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.

Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince. 

Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too. 

Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?



Pre-order links and a first chapter preview of Tempted by a Rogue Prince are available at: Felicity Heaton's Website

Tempted by a Rogue Prince is due for release in ebook and paperback on August 9th 2014 and will be available from all major online book retailers.

Join Felicity’s MAILING LIST to receive a notification when Tempted by a Rogue Prince is released, PLUS a sneak preview of the first 6 chapters of the book and chances to win a signed copy.

Be sure to add TEMPTED BY THE ROGUE PRINCE to your Goodreads shelf. 

Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar – coming in 2015


About Felicity Heaton:
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Robin Bielman's Veiled Target Release Day Blast (+Giveaway)


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VEILED TARGET
Veilers #1
Robin Bielman
Released July 22nd, 2014



Never take Fate along on a date. The kiss goodnight could be deadly.

Tracking down Veilers—non humans—is only a sideline for Tess Damon. Vengeance for her fiancĂ©’s murder is her reason for living. But with two botched jobs on her record, if she fails to eliminate her next mark, she’s dead. She’s not afraid to die, but not before she gets even. Too bad fate has a really bad sense of humor.

Hugh Langston, a wolfen half shifter, lives to keep both humans and his pack safe. But when rogue humans kidnap his apprentice, his rescue mission is compromised by a hot-as-hell, kick-ass woman who makes him think only one thing: mine.

Tess tries to ignore her feelings, but temptation trips her up. Especially when Hugh figures out he’s her next target and forces her into an inconvenient alliance that tests all the laws against their attraction. Now, with the line between good and evil getting blurrier by the minute, it becomes clear Tess’s only hope of living to see another day—and finding a murderer—lies with the one man she’s supposed to kill.







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“Cut the crap, Tess. Why were you following me?”
“How do you know I was following you?” Oops. She meant to say, “What makes you think I was following you?”
He gave a knowing smile—that looked ridiculously sexy rather than irritating. “I know you don’t want to insult my intelligence so let’s just say for argument’s sake, if you were following me, why would that be?”
At least she’d gotten him to change his tone.
“Truthfully?” She leaned a little closer to him. She couldn’t help it.
“That would be nice.”
“I’m really not a very nice person,” she announced.
“Neither am I.” He reached out and moved a strand of hair behind her ear.
Was he trying to confuse her? Because it was working. She’d nearly fallen into his hand before he pulled it away. He was indeed a very bad man.
“That’s good. I hate nice guys. So where does that leave us?”
“I haven’t got all night, Tess.” He lowered his chin, indicating—she presumed—he was growing tired of their banter.
She lifted an eyebrow. “No? That’s too bad. I’m a night owl. I can—”
“Answer my question before I haul you to your car over my shoulder.” His tone sent a little zing of pleasure right to the tips of her breasts.
“As if you could—” She was over his shoulder in one second flat. He moved swiftly, quietly and with superhuman strength. Uh oh. “Hey, put me down!”
He started down the alley, seemingly unbothered by her spastic attempts to get him to let her go. “You ready to walk and talk now?”
“Fine,” she conceded, although the view of his backside was pretty damn good.
When both feet securely hit the ground, she tugged down her dress and shifted the V-neck into place. He watched her squirm to put the rest of the material back where it belonged and his roving eyes heated her from the inside out.
“I followed you because I wanted to help.”
He started walking. “Do I look like I need help?” A little gleam—and major interest?—flickered in his sideways glance.
“Well, no. But I’m very capable and I didn’t feel like going home, so I decided there was no harm in making myself available to you should you need me.” She took a deep breath. It was time to put the question out there. “Did you know Dane is a—”
“Wolfen? Yeah I know.”
“How do you—”
He stopped and turned toward her with confusion and passion in his deep blue eyes. For several seconds he stared at her, like he was trying to get inside her head. Guess what she was thinking. “I’m the leader of the Night Runners,” he finally said.
She imagined he’d told her something he’d never told another human being before.
What the hell was she going to do now?




USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of sticky notes, cable television shows and coffee drinks. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Cover reveal for Tempted by His Touch (+Giveaway)



Coming July 27, 2014: TEMPTED BY HIS TOUCH

A boxed set of ten scorching hot historical romances featuring dukes, rogues, and alpha heroes and the women who can’t resist them. Fall in love with tales of intrigue, suspense, wit, and passion.

For a limited time (July 27-Sept. 21), you can purchase TEMPTED BY HIS TOUCH for just 99 CENTS. That’s a savings of almost $35! That’s at least a week’s worth of coffee! Or a really nice bottle of wine!

I'm excited to reveal the beautiful cover for TEMPTED BY HIS TOUCH

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And now to tempt you with the books included in Tempted by His Touch . . .

Sonata for a Scoundrel
By Anthea Lawson, RITA-nominated author
Clara Becker is a supremely gifted composer—a talent of little to no use to a woman in 1830s Europe. Her compositions are only worth something when published under her brother’s name, yet this deception barely enables them to scrape out a living in the poorest quarter of London. When Darien Reynard, the most celebrated musician in Europe, comes across Becker’s compositions, he knows this music will secure his place in history. Darien invites the composer to tour with him, but must agree to a most unusual demand—that he bring along his sister . . .

Scoundrel Ever After
When wallflower Audrey Cheswick runs away with England’s most wanted criminal, she learns adventure comes with a price—not just her reputation or her virtue, but her heart. If Ethan Jagger can escape the hangman’s noose and start anew, will she consent to love a scoundrel ever after?

Once Upon a Duke
Everything is going swimmingly for Kathryn Darrell. She's got an annuity of a hundred thousand a year, her lecherous-heart breaking husband has had the good graces to pop off, and best of all, she has her freedom—something she has every intention of reveling in to the fullest. And who better to revel with than Ryder Blake, the infamous Duke of Darkwell?

Dark Surrender
Violet Whitechapel committed an unspeakable crime to save a child. To escape the hangman’s noose, she takes refuge in a crumbling abbey with secrets darker than her own. But when those secrets begin to unravel, none of the abbey’s residents will be able to remain hidden . . .

Undone
One sinfully seductive hero on a dangerous mission. One mysterious beauty intent on guarding her secrets. One steamy, emotionally charged historical romance from the acclaimed Fiery Tales Series…Inspired by Rapunzel…Rescuing this beauty from the ‘tower’ is only the beginning

To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield
By Bronwen Evans, USA Today Bestselling Author
Harlow Telford, the Duke of Dangerfield, is amused by his hellion neighbor, Lady Caitlin Southall. When she bursts into one of his private gatherings, he mistakes her for the entertainment. Her slap across his face sets him straight and raises the absurd desire to seduce the unconventional beauty into his bed. When she issues her daft challenge to win back her father's pile of rubble, the terms are set. And he'll do anything to win--except fall in love...

The Problem with Seduction
Elizabeth Spencer needs a man, one who won't be too picky about his reputation. Lord Constantine Alexander can't afford another trip to debtors' prison, which makes him the perfect candidate. She doesn't expect him to have a heart of gold, nor does she expect to find him irresistible—because while she needs a man, she doesn't particularly want one.

A Dangerous Invitation
Struggling to survive in London's dangerous rookeries, Kate Morgan is determined not to give into the temptation of past love Daniel O'Reilly when he returns to win back her heart and prove he's innocent of murder.

Great & Unfortunate Desires – NEVER BEFORE RELEASED!
Tristan, the Marquis of Wrenworth and British spy, must marry but he’s haunted by guilt of war. Lady Evelyn Hurstine’s past makes her fear men but for Tristan, she’s willing to overcome her fear. Caught in a world of intrigue and mayhem, can they find love before the traitor destroys them both?

Lady of Pleasure
By Delilah Marvelle, RT Award-winning Author
Lady Caroline Arabella Starling has been in love with her older brother's best friend, Caldwell, since she was thirteen. Unfortunately, too many things keep getting in the way of proving her love. Her four younger sisters, her mother, her brother, all of society and the man she loves himself. But where there is a will, there is a way, and Caroline is about to redefine not only respectability but true love.

Because TEMPTED BY HIS TOUCH features dukes, rogues, and alpha heroes, which do you prefer? Or is your ideal guy not on that list? Let the ladies know in the comments!

***Be sure to join these great authors July 27-August 2 for a release extravaganza! Details will be posted on their Facebook page HERE, where they're hosting a party with fabulous teasers, giveaways, and most of all: FUN – Wednesday, July 30, 6-11 pm Eastern.***

***And to kick off the celebration for all these wonderful authors, I'll offer (3) lucky commenters a digital copy of Tempted by His Touch on release day! Be sure to leave your email in the comments so I can contact you.***