Friday, December 26, 2014

Am I a book Snob? Our Breakdown of 2014

When someone that does not read on a daily basis will come to ask you, “What kind of books do you read?”
What do you say? I read romance novels? Or a little of everything? Personally I think those people pigeonhole all books that are not Non Fiction, as romance fluff.
I cannot disagree more. A book always must have a solid story. Yes, it may have a little bit of love. However I think that many nonreaders miss that point. If you are a person that can only read Biographies and John Grisham, you are missing some of the top Best Selling Books of the year.
Check out my list of reads of 2014.
Favorite YA:
Opposition(Lux Series) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I have loved the series and it is by far my favorite series in the YA category.
Favorite Books that makes you LOL:
The Chocoholics Series(Passions and Ponies #1) by Tara Sivec
Legal Briefs by N. M. Silber
Hellers Regret by J D Nixon
Favorite Adult Fiction:
The Driven Series by K. Bromberg
Beauty and the Mustache(Knitting Series by Penny Reid
Notce by Courtney Cole
The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon
 Favorite Romance:
Gorgeous Chaos by TK Leigh
Gilded Flower Series by Vivian Winslow
Opposition by Jennifer Armentrout
Archers Voice by Mia Sheridian
Favorite Suspense/ Thriller:
The Girl in 6E by AR Torre
The Cutting by James Hayman
Blessed are the Dead by James Hayman
Interview with a Master by Jason Luke(BTW-this is about adult situations. Do not take the name of the book as crude and disturbing. Far from it).
Indebted Series by Khai L Bayne
Beautifully Twisted by Jennifer Domenico
Favorite Paranormal and all crazy things other than human:
Light Shadows and Nicolai by SL Jennings
Opposition by Jennifer Armentrout
Die Trying by Nicholas Ryan
Indebted by Khai L. Bayne
Les Corbeaux by Emma V Leech
Which Books that made me cry(ugly cry):
Light Shadows
Archers Voice
Gorgeous Chaos
Light Shadows

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Indebted Series by Khai L. Bayne Blog Tour

Title: Indebted: A Sin from Ashes / Avarice: Sins of Sorrow and Lust
Author: Khai L. Bayne
Genre: Paranormal
Hosted By: DRC Promotions

Darra's Review:
I can’t express my shock and awe for both books. Simply amazing. Khai pushed to the limit and more. I was enthralled with the characters, story, and well, the whole package.
I completely fell in love with Artisyn. By far, my favorite main character I have read. Which I have read more books than most people do in a decade. If there was one female that made me question my gender attraction, it would be her. Tingles in your tummy. I get why all men love her. Artisyn and her life she has lived is enough reason to read both books.
As for the men. My favorite four. Mouth dropping. Eyes bugged out. Speechless. I am not the usual person that would read a story line that blurs the line of sexuality. Khai proved me wrong. How can you love that many characters from a book? It has never happened to me.
I cannot describe how much I loved the books. If you are a person that is shy and only wants sparkles and sunshine at the end of the story, move along. Or, make an exception. Both books will blow your mind.
I will lose my mind waiting for the third book. Reading the third book will be a necessity. Each day after reading both books, I can’t help but think of scenes in the book. Moving in all the right directions.
I rate both books a 5. That is how good both books are. Sigh..

Indebted: A Sin from Ashes

clip_image004Theodore calls the last person in the world he knows will willingly help him; Artisyn, the beautiful seductress from his past. Her foul mouth and brazen attitude has always drawn him to her, but because of their tumultuous past and not so amicable parting he has to force her hand by calling in his claim on the vow she made to repay him. His past transgressions get called into action as he tries to right previous wrongs.
After two years of self-imposed exile, ex-special operative Artisyn Daniels receives a phone call from the last person in the world that she wants to hear from. Theodore Mezzanetti and he is summoning her to return.
Tensions run high as she is thrust in with a team of Theodore's men, who are to help her assimilate back into the world of espionage, sex, and BDSM, to help find the person responsible for killing women in an abusive and sadistic manner. Her animosity towards the vampire runs deep, but she owes him, and he wants to collect. Her goal: Repay her debt, then cut all ties to her past life, once and for all. Will she be able to trust Theodore to keep his word?
Using her old friends, acquaintances, and newly acquired team of supernatural men, to try to track down the killer, they race against the clock to stop the person responsible for the deaths of so many woman, before he strikes again. Emotions run high, feelings develop, truths are revealed, and a dark secret comes to light.

Avarice: Sins of Sorrow and Lust

Avarice is not a standalone. It’s story intertwines with Indebted: A Sin from Ashes. To enjoy the full story and not be confused with the events and characters you’ll definitely want to read Indebted first.
This book intended for mature audiences only. There’s a LOT of F-bombs and a plethora of other colorful language, very intense sexual situations (pegging, mild CBT, and first time M/M with a demon and his tail.)
Artisyn and Theodore’s relationship has always been a tumultuous one. Even up until his untimely demise. You’ve already experienced the aftermath, but do you ever wonder what happened to put them at such odds with one another?
After one very intense encounter, Theodore is completely smitten by the woman whom he met at a bar one night. He doesn’t know her name, and after searching weeks to find her again to no avail, he is about to give up. As luck would have it, she finally turns up, but it is in the last place he would’ve ever expected to find her.
Artisyn agrees to help her longtime friend Nikolai Gribkov, the captain of the southeastern division of the Paranormal Investigative Taskforce, with some missions that require her brand of “Depraved Finesse”. As expected she has to prove herself to the men of the division. What she doesn’t expect is to run into the vampire playmate that she had a one night stand with weeks ago.
Start at the beginning of the journey and find out what really happened in the chain of events that led up to Artisyn being Indebted to Theodore.

Buy The Book
Indebted: A Sin from Ashes(Book 1, Indebted Series).
AmazonUS: ~ AmazonUK ~ B&N ~ Kobo ~ ITunes

Avarice: Sins of Sorrow and Lust(Book 2, Indebted Series).

About The Author

clip_image008Growing up in a small town Khai L. Bayne always had an over active imagination. The only girl in a family with two boys, many of her nights (and some days.) were spent finding creative ways to pass the time. The daughter of a long time “Trekkie” and “Sci-Fi Junkie”, you could say it was imbedded into her DNA to be a fan of the paranormal world. Now over three decades later, her depraved imagination and love for the world of “Grown-up make believe”. She has decided to share her depravity with the rest of the world.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Horses and Witches, who knew those two would go together for a Book Reveal!

Saddle your horses and get your spell books out because the reveal for Saddles and Spells is happening right now!

Every witch needs a good cowboy to hitch her broom to.

Saddles and Spells by M.R. Polish
A Saddles and Spells Novel (Book 1)
Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: January 13, 2015

It was the Curse’s fault. There was no other explanation why Alice Young woke up married to a complete stranger.
After generations of witches in her family succumbing to the Legend of the Lonely Witch, aka the Curse, Alice refuses to surrender her magic to the land. And that’s exactly what will happen if she doesn’t find true love. Stupid cliché hex anyway.
Reese Mahoney doesn’t understand what he’s doing in Nevada. He should be on his way back to Wyoming. Back to the land he loves. But one night in Vegas changed everything. Now he’s torn between his dream of owning his own ranch and doing what’s right.
Only problem is that his dreams are changing and he’s determined to help the woman he can legally call his wife be happy. Except, it’s a little hard when she turns down every attempt he makes.

Saddles and Spells is available for Pre-Order now! PLUS, there’s a bonus. If you Pre-Order Saddles and Spell you will receive a Valentine short story with Reese and Alice for FREE! But, ONLY Pre-Orders will receive this free story, and after January 13th it will not be available for free on any digital format.

About the Author
M.R. Polish was born in Idaho, a long, long, long, maybe not that long time ago.... Writing has always been there for her. Growing up, her mind was filled with stories, some she shared and others she filed away to write down later in life. It wasn't until 2011 that she decided to publish her stories for everyone to enjoy. Her first award and when writing became more than just an idea was in the 5th grade. She won the scary story contest for the school newspaper. It is one story she still has tucked away for memories. Her teacher told her she could be anything she wanted and that she had a talent for writing, being creative and drawing people into her stories. M.R. took that to heart and continued to write, although mostly in secret until recent years.
She lives in Nevada and enjoys life with her family - wrangling her four kids, setting traps in the house with toys for unsuspecting victims (aka, her husband) and writing down all her crazy and fun stories.
M.R. is the author of the Young Adult Paranormal Romance Wolf Trilogy
(Wolf Spell, Wolf Dream, Wolf Fate)
As well as the Ageless Series, a Fantasy Romance.
me.jpg"Life is too short to stand by and watch everyone else live your dreams. The bigger the dream, the bigger the adventure!" ~ M.R. Polish

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Wanna read more about Saddles and Spells?
Here’s a fun witch hunt for you….
Each blog participating in today’s cover and blurb reveal has a special treat just for you! Down below is a list of participating blogs (They are ALL awesome) STAYING IN ORDER, start at the beginning, and by the time you get to the end you will have the FIRST WHOLE chapter! (It’s not even released yet so this is HUGE!
Amazon doesn’t even have a preview yet!)

Star at the top and work your way down...

Witch Hunt #10
With that, she swiped the screen, ending the call and stuffed the phone back in her pocket. The sun wasn’t even up and already this day was begging for an aspirin. What if the whole thing wasn’t a joke? What if that paper was real?
She stepped into the elevator and pressed the ground level button.
How in the world did a birthday getaway in Vegas end up with her married to some snoring dude? Ugh, she hadn’t even gotten a good look at him. He could’ve been a hundred years old for all she knew. Her stomach rolled, from both too many drinks the night before and the thought of everything else that happened since she blacked out.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Slade Cover Reveal!!!

Title: Slade 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Protectors Series Book #6
Release Date: 12/30/14
Publisher: Teresa Gabelman
Cover Designer: Ron Gabelman
Editor: Hot Tree Editing

Highly trained VC Warrior, Dr. Slade Buchanan’s, role between lifesaver and lifetaker has been a constant battle, but nothing prepared him for half-breed VC Warrior trainee, Jill Nichols. Slade realizes his struggles from the past were nothing compared to the difficulty of resisting the woman who could never belong to a man like him.

Being the only female VC Warrior recruit, Jill Nichols, has an uphill battle. Falling for the sexy doctor, Slade Buchanan, has not made the battle any easier, especially when he constantly reminds her and others there will never be anything between them. Working harder than any male recruit, obstacles are thrown in her path, and with each challenge, it becomes clear that the two things she wants most may never be.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Red Dahlia Release Date

Red Dahlia
Vivian Winslow
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: December 03, 2014

Purchase: Amazon US 

Having discovered her mother’s and Shane’s devastating betrayal, a determined Dahlia seeks to find what was taken from her and to chart a new life for herself. With the help of Vi’s friend, Englishman Thomas Squires, a dashing and enigmatic clandestine operative, Dahlia chases leads across London and Paris. Will Dahlia be able to right the wrong and allow herself to love again?

Mature readers only. 18+


Red Dahlia
Gilded Flower Series
By Vivian Winslow


My Dearest Dahlia,

I hate that I’ve waited so long to tell you this. Hell, I hate myself for what I’ve done. This is the tenth letter I’ve written you. Each time I promise myself I’ll send it, but I don’t.

She’s still alive, Dahlia! Our daughter, Marissa, is alive. Remember when your mother arranged her transfer to the NICU in a nearby hospital and told you she died a few days later? It wasn’t true.

I visited her everyday that she was there. Then one day, she was gone. A nurse told me that she had been transferred to another hospital, but I couldn’t figure out where. I contacted your mother who came to see me with a lawyer. She offered me a lot of money if I’d give her up. At the time I refused. I couldn’t do that. But you ended things when I went to see you later that day to tell you what happened. You were done with me. Your mother was right. I was a complete fuck-up and loser. I felt like shit. It was my fault you were in such bad shape. I was never there for you. How could I be there for our baby? I couldn’t be the father I wanted to be. I was broke, and she told me she would revoke your trust fund and leave you penniless. I couldn’t do that to you.

You think your parents gave me money as some consolation prize if I dropped out of your life. They were also buying my silence. I signed my life away to them. If I ever told you about Marissa, your mother swore I’d pay and my family would suffer. Back then my mom couldn’t pay her rent and the government was giving her a hard time about survivor benefits. Somehow, your mother magically made the issues disappear. Her influence was that deep, but I don’t need to tell you that. I knew that she would make my life miserable if I ever told you the truth.

I hit bottom after you left. It took me a long time to clean up and figure out what I was going to do with my life. Once I did, I realized my goal was to make things right for you and our daughter. If only I had worked it out sooner, maybe it would’ve been different for us. I regret giving up the two of you. A better person would’ve refused your mother’s offer. But I wasn’t that man then. I don’t know if I can ever convince you of how much I love you and will always love you.

I’ve tried to find Marissa. I even hired an investigator, but came up with nothing. Your mother doesn’t want her found.

Maybe, if we find each other again, we’ll be able to search for her together.

All my Love,


About the author

Vivian Winslow was born and raised in Southern California. Before becoming a writer, she made a career out of moving around the world every couple of years thanks to her husband’s job. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two elementary school age children, and is grateful to finally have a place to call home for more than two years. New York is the perfect city to indulge her love of shopping, the arts and especially food.

If she’s not at home writing or running around the city with her kids, you’ll most likely find her indulging in pizza on the Lower East Side or having a cocktail at her favorite bar in Alphabet City. That said, she’s still a California girl at heart and would gladly trade in her heels for a pair of flip-flops to catch a sunset on the beach. .

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