Saturday, July 27, 2013

Shifting Crossroad Series by Zenina Masters - bonus Hot Paranormal Nights Hop giveaway



I just discovered a great new series that has a new twist on paranormal matchmaking! The premise of this series is that some shifters are hard to match and when they can not find a mate in their home region they book a trip to the Shifting Crossroads.

At the Crossroad all species are equal and your mate could be anybody. They men and women meet at the cafe or bar and mingle to see who is a nice fit.

I loved that there were so many different types of shifters in this series. And that they do not share their animals until they have decided to mate. Although, certain traits are obvious and they guess what general type of animal they are dealing with.

All the folks at the Crossroads are great! There are a few permanent fixtures at the who get their mates in the first couple books and reappear later.

The pace of the stories flows nicely. Generally there is some outside force that is a factor in their searching for a mate. And those plots are all resolved neatly by the end of the book.

The ladies are generally independent and a little sassy. My fav type of heroine! And the men are deliciously hot! And convince the gals they should mate.

The steam factor in this series is low. Only because you usually only get one hot and heavy scene. It is usually a real pantie wetter but too short by far.

There are also times when after they have mated the story slows to a crawl. The mating usually happens in about the middle of the book so, you do not want it to slow down after.

Now, I believe firmly in reading series in order. It is one of my quirks. But I can say if you choose to hop around with these books you will not get lost in the story.

I love that each book ends with a little hint of the next book. It is one of those brilliant tricks authors have to draw you in and make you anticipate the next story!

I took the time to check out Ms Masters webpage and discovered that for the next few months a new book will release on the 1st of each month. Yeah!! And there are books scheduled through December! Double Yeah!! I for one will be stalking those release dates!

If you click any book cover that interests you it will take you to the book on Goodreads! Well, when you finish drooling over all those hot male torsos!

So, tell me what is your fav kind of shifter? I will choose one random comment to win  ebook copies of the first two books in the series!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Book Tour & Giveaway - Norse Jewel by Gina Conkle


Review & Giveaway - A Bandit’s Broken Heart by Michelle McLean



Copper Girl by Jennifer Allis Provost Book Trailer Blitz

Hot Paranormal Nights Blog Hop

The Hot Paranormal Nights Blog Hop is run by authors Tricia Schneider and Kallysten.

This event celebrates all things that go bump in the night. Whether you like your sexy heroes to have fangs or fur, or your spunky heroines to harness magical forces, or any other sort of paranormal elements to spice up your romances, this is the hop for you!

I love a yummy shifter tale!! There is just something about them! My favorite type of shifter is a bear, they are big, brawny and of so grumpy!!! Here is a list of my top bear shifter romances!

Chase - Bunny and the Bear - Eve Langlais - So grumpy only a perky bunny could tame him!! Love this series to pieces!!
Hugh - Mary and the Bear - Zena Wynn - Yummy grouch who can't fight fate and a sexy BBW! Such a sweet heart in the end!
Alexander - Bear Necessities - Dana Marie Bell - Who can resist a tough guy with a nickname like Bunny! Love this spin-off of the Halle Pumas series!
Buzz - Owl's Fair - Zenina Masters - This big ole bear loves his honey! An awesome new series I just discovered!
Aleks - Fate Knows Best - Alanea Alder - This one is so sexy and the make up is legendary when her pits his foot in it! Fab new series!! And he has six singles brothers!! Yum!
Ryland - Predator's Kiss - Rosanna Leo - Super grouchy bear who just can not resist his mate! Can not wait for his rockstar brother to get his book!

Honorable Mention - Yosi - Yeti Were? - Celia Kyle - Ok he isn't really a bear but a Yeti is super close!


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Sites participating in the Hot Paranormal Night Blog Hop (July 25th - 30th).


1. Kallysten (INT)  29. Kathryn Leigh Scott (US)  
2. Tricia Schneider (INT)  30. The Ruthin Trilogy  
3. Carrie Fort (US)  31. Cathryn Cade (US)  
4. Lily Graison [INT]  32. Ash Krafton [INT]  
5. A.L. Kessler (US)  33. Shauna Granger (US)  
6. Mia Bishop (US)  34. Spellbound Scribes (INT)  
7. Author Rose Wynters -INT  35. Krystal Shannan  
8. Jami Gray  36. The Wiccan Haus (INT)  
9. Liv Rancourt  37. Writing with Scissors-Clarissa Johal (INT)  
10. KH LeMoyne (US)  38. Brandi Salazar (INT)  
11. Debbie Christiana (INT)  39. Holly Hood (INT)  
12. Zrinka Jelic (INT)  40. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust  
13. Vivi Dumas  41. Alexandra Anthony (US)  
14. Catherine Green  42. Victoria Embers  
15. Nana Prah  43. Sharing Links and Wisdom (INT)  
16. Ashen White  44. Kaitlin Bevis  
17. Anna Patterson  45. Georgia Lyn Hunter (INT)  
18. Mandy Earles (US)  46. Danita Minnis  
19. Calinda B  47. Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews  
20. Cate Masters (INT)  48. Leontii Holender  
21. DC Juris  49. Lorraine Beaumont (INT)  
22. Donna Michaels (INT)  50. Lisa Chalmers (INT)  
23. Nancy Gideon  51. Jess Buffett (INT)  
24. Beth Caudill (INT)  52. Catherine Wolffe (US)  
25. cathy Brockman (US)  53. Lola James  
26. Kiru Taye (INT)  54. Jay @ Vailia's Page Turner  
27. Jill James (US)  55. Shelf Stacker (Int'l)  
28. elodie parkes erotic romance  

Friday, July 19, 2013

Erotic Romance readers are ignorant deviants...

Well, that would be what the Barnes and Noble Book Blog implied with a post this afternoon. Here is the article which was quickly pulled after a few hours of reader complaints. For your buying pleasure I have changes all the book links to Amazon!


Posted by Lauren Passell × July 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm
I was hesitant to buy a NOOK—I’m one of those readers who takes pride in collecting her wares and surrounding herself with them like they’re old friends. I enjoy forcing them upon passing them out to friends. I like the smell of a book. I like folding the cover back and spilling wine and spaghetti sauce on it. I like underlining and folding back the pages.
But I live in New York City, and my bookshelf space is extremely limited. When I started having to store books underneath my kitchen sink and in my underwear drawer (seriously), I caved and bought a NOOK. It didn’t take long for me to adjust. I could bring 100 books with me on vacation, all in one slender tool. I could hold the device perfectly with one hand, the other gripping a subway pole. I could read it on the Stairmaster with ease, turning pages with the press of a button. This isn’t an advertisement for the NOOK—to each her own. But I quickly wondered what had taken me so long to make the switch. I couldn’t find a single downside to owning all my books on one small electronic device.
Then my NOOK was stolen at the gym—I had left it on that damn Stairmaster. I didn’t worry about it or report it right away; I thought I might find it. Fortunately, I was awake and on my computer at six in the morning the next day when I started receiving email notifications. TIE ME IS NOW IN YOUR NOOK LIBRARY. SURRENDER YOUR LOVE IS NOW IN YOUR NOOK LIBRARY. By the time I registered what had happened, there were 30 books purchased, and they were rapidly piling on. I looked at my cat, who was sitting on my lap, and immediately suspected he had done something to my account. But remembering that Monty only loves historical fiction, and all of these books seemed to be erotica, with the words “bondage” or “lover” in them, I realized that at that moment, while I was sitting on my couch, someone had my NOOK in her hand and was on a shopping spree—and I was picking up the tab. Struck by a wave of unsettling discomfort, I panicked and called my credit card company to cancel the card that was attached to my account. Below, an incomplete list of the books that were downloaded onto my device before I could stop the madness:

Surrender Your Love, by J.C. Reed (“Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice.”)
Wild Orchids, by Karen Robards (“Prim mid-western schoolteacher Lora Harding is in for the summer vacation of her life when darkly handsome American Max Maxwell slides into her rented car in steamy Cancun, Mexico, and orders her to “drive” at gunpoint…”)
Alpha Bad Boys (7-in-1 Box Set), by Shayla Black, Olivia Cunning, Lisa Renee Jones, Lexi Blake,and Cat Johnson(“Brothers Gavin, Slade, and Dex fall hard for Gavin’s new secretary, beautiful Hannah Craig. The oil executives know they must give her time to get to know them before she can choose one…who will seduce the virgin and keep her for his own?”)
Tie Me, by Olivia Cunning (“His heart is tied to his past… Her heart is tied to her work… They’re bound to become entangled…”)
Heart Of The Billionaire, by J.S. Scott (“Can two people with so many years of hurt between them learn to trust each other again?”)
Sweet Persuasion, by Maya Banks (“For five years, Serena has run Fantasy Incorporated and has devoted her time to fulfilling her clients’ fantasies. Never her own. Until now…”)
Their Virgin Hostage, by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake (“In the wilds of Alaska, the three men try to pry Kinley open, only to discover she’s both stronger and more innocent than they imagined. Her sweet beauty melts their suspicion and steals their hearts. Together, they awaken her passion and brand her as their own.”)
Innocence Defied, by Lainey Reese (“When business brings him to New York City indefinitely, Gage Hollister is sure that somewhere in this massive city, there must be a woman whose need to be dominated matches his thirst to dominate.”)
Going Cowboy Crazy, by Katie Lane (“If Faith wants to avoid heartbreak, she’ll have to show a certain ruggedly handsome cowboy that this crazy-impossible love is worth fighting for.”)
Anything He Wants, by Sara Fawkes (“Lucy Delacourt’s temp position isn’t quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Lucy knows he’s way out of her league, but a girl can look, right?”)

If you can learn a lot about someone based on their library, I knew everything I wanted to know and more about the person that had stolen my NOOK. Except for who she (presumably she) was! I wanted to step all over her, with the powerful thighs I had earned stepping on that Stairmaster while reading Lord Of The Flies! Who was this woman? In addition to these books, she had downloaded several free books, including His Voice, His Command, by Vonna Harper(why?) and, surprisingly, a subscription to the New York Times (I hadn’t taken her for a Times girl).
After a phone call with B&N Customer Service (this is before I was employed by B&N), the books were deleted from my account and I received a full refund, except for the New York Times subscription, which I kept. (Thanks, NOOK caper. I didn’t even know I could read the NYT on my Simple Touch!) So whoever had taken my NOOK still had it, with only the books that I had purchased before it was stolen, which were still on my account. I was bitter, but slept easier at night figuring the woman could stand to diversify her library a bit—it might do her some good to read Christopher Hitchens. But then I wondered if I needed to diversify, too. Maybe this whole debacle was a sign I needed to start reading Girls Only: Pajama Party. I guess I’ll never know. The worst part was that my recommended books became totally off-mark. (No, Barnes & Noble. I would not be interested in Mile High!)
This is not an advertisement for the NOOK, but it is a public service announcement. The B&N customer service employee alerted me to a helpful function on the device—you can protect your purchases with a password, something I advise everyone to do. Right now. Stop reading this and do it. I’ll wait.
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Anyway, I continued to frequent the gym with an eye out for my NOOK, and for the person who was vile enough to steal from me, narrow-minded enough to not buy one true crime book (which I would have enjoyed), and stupid enough to wait to ransack my account till 6 a.m. Had (s)he started pressing the buy button at 3 a.m., when I was snoring in dreamland, (s)he could have spent hundreds of dollars more. (The final tab was $238.)
Protect your account, everyone, unless you want to accidentally diversify your library. The NOOK game is a risky one, but one that I’ve found is worth it.


Have you ever been a victim of literary identity theft?

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Alright where to begin on this one! So many issues!!

First shame on Barnes and Noble for alienating readers and book buyers. Are you in the business of selling books or judging reading habits? Did you think something like this would make people want to buy those books? Ok, ya got me there cause I had to grab a couple after reading the description, but I did not buy them from you so, HA!

At the start of the article I was appalled at the authors treatment of print books. I can not respect anybody who is okay with getting food and drink stains on her books. And do not even get me started on the dog-earing and writing on pages. This is a touch off topic but it shows her lack of respect for books in general.

I love how for the book descriptions she took phrases out of context to define the whole book. I have Alpha Bad Boys and it is not the "gangbang the virgin" book she makes it out to be! And I read the Vonna Harper freebie and it was a very well written BDSM short story!

The judgmental and prudish Ms Passell goes on to imply that the person who reads such drivel is less than worthy of her time. And she is more than eager to get violent with her for her reading selections, not the fact that she is a thief.

Ms. Pretentious assumes that because one reads erotic romance that that can not possible read anything of real substance  She throws out a reference to Lord of the Flies, a book most of us read in AP English in High School. What you didn't want to really impress us with Tolstoy or Nabokov? She also suggested reading Christopher Hitchens, sure his memoir was fascinating but he is also an alcoholic atheist who once defended Vladimir Lenin, so great moral example there!

Again she expresses shock that the thief would get a subscription to the New York Times. Hey we like to read world events in between our smut! Oh, and guess what genre make the NYT Best Seller list it's bitch on a regular basis? That's right romance and erotic romance! Laurann Dohner smacks mainstreams a$$ every time a new book releases!!

Another part of the article that mystifies me is why didn't she just deregister the device? My Kindle let's me do that and all it takes is going to my account online and clicking a couple buttons. And I don't know report the stolen device to B&N so they can track if the thief tries to use it again. I don't know, those are the thoughts of a simple minded erotic romance reader. I could not possibly know what I am talking about!

In short Barnes and Noble better shape up or they will be sinking faster than the Titanic! There are already rumbles about problems with the Nook and not continuing the product. It would really suck if they went the way of Borders. If you don't like the books don't sell them, oh wait that would be very bad cause you are in the business of making money. And those naughty sex books sell!

I, for one, like my naughty sexy books!! Give me the spankings and the kink and the menage and the werewolves and the vampire orgies and all the delicious orgasms!! The people who look down on these books must not like sex. I am sure they are doing it wrong and need these books to show them the light! Oh, and BTW I have my 80 year old grandmother reading this "mommy porn" and she brags about it everyday! Never leaves home without her kindle!

I have also been made aware that All Romance e-books carries all of these books and so many more in epub and other formats. And many of the authors qualify as part of ARe's buy 10 get 1 free rewards program. Shut your mouth! A bookstore that gives me a free book for buying books I was already getting!! Talk about customer appreciation!! Oh and they have loads of freebies too!!!

That is my rant for the night!! Please feel free to comment and send your disregards to B&N! ! I refuse to take judgement from folks who would not know an orgasm if it slapped them in the clit!(#TooFar?)

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

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Hop Wide we are going to be offering two Grand Prizes!! In order for readers to take part, they must leave their comment and email address.  Two winners will be chosen at random and notified no later than July 29, 2013.

1st Grand Prize: (1) $100 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Grand Prize: (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card

To enter you just need to comment about your hottest summer night!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop


 Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop sponsored by the Insatiable Reads Book Tour.

Grand Prizes - Two grand prizes. 
#1 is a Kindle Fire. 
#2 is a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate.

Leave a comment on sites in the hop and a winner will be drawn from the comments!!

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The Summer is great for quick reads! At the beach, on the road trip to vacation or wherever!

Some of my current favorite quick reads are the 1Night Stand books from Decadent Publishing. They are short books that are more story than sex. Surprising in the whole dating service for one night of sex premise. Happily theses stories have much more heart than one would expect. The mysterious Madame Eve sets up couples on supposed one time dates that end up being soulmates! And the stories are solid! Every genre you could think of to take you away from reality!

Here are a few of my favorites-

Heather Long's Always a Marine series, everyone is a hit!! Love them! Yummy men in uniform! And she really hits on issues soldiers face after returning from active duty.

Jennifer Probst's Steele Brothers series, hot and heavy Vegas Action!!

Jennifer E. Subject's Intergalactic Heat series, delicious Sci-fi reads!!

Taryn Kincaid's Sleepy Hollow series, sexy paranormal fun!!

Have you tried them or are you running over to check them out now? Now, what is your fav book in the collection? 


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Friday, July 12, 2013

Rebecca Zanetti's FORGOTTEN SINS Book Blast

No One's Angel Cover Reveal

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

No One's Angel by Kelly Walker
Publication date: September 17th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:
Tess used to spend more hours than she’d care to admit playing her favorite computer game, using the nickname Angel. She could pretend her life was different, and she could pretend Arion was just a friend. But a girl needs more to keep her warm at night than pixels and she traded her virtual heaven for a real life hell. Now she’s on the run from a past she won’t talk about, and the only place she has to go is the doorstep of the friend she’s never actually met.

When Angel disappeared from their nightly games, it nearly destroyed Arion. He threw himself into work and women, but he can’t help knowing the one night stands will never compare to the angel who haunts his dreams. At first, when she shows up soaking wet and scared-shitless on his doorstep, he thinks his prayers have been answered.

But the more Arion tries to keep Angel close, the more her fear drives her away. If they are ever going to have a chance for a future, they’ll first have to deal with the past that hasn’t forgotten her any more than she’s forgotten it, and Arion will have to learn how to let her go.

No One's Angel is a New Adult(NA) Contemporary Romance and is recommended for mature audiences only due to language and sexual content.



AUTHOR BIO
Kelly Walker was born in Trappe, MD but she now calls Fredericksburg Virginia home. She has an unhealthy appreciation for chocolate, and a soft spot for rescued animals. Her best lessons on writing came from a lifetime of reading. She loves the fantastical, and the magical, and believes a captivating romance can be the most realistic magic of all. Kelly, her husband and her two children share their home with three dogs who walk her, and two cats who permit her to occasionally share their couch.

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