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Friday, December 30, 2011


Several outstanding authors and I are doing a blog promotion which you can follow. This is an open promotional opportunity for all authors who wish to participate.  Here is how it works, in the comment section of the blog leave a blurb and buy link to your book. It would be awesome if you also participate by putting up a blog like this under the title "RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THESE AMAZING EBOOKS! If you wish to participate please leave your blog link with your blurb and buy links in the comment areas of the various blogs you go to. A quick way to get to those participating is to tweet with the url to your blog post and #hashtag@newyearsbookpromo  Post your blogs no later than 1 AM Saturday Morning and tweet the info with the url to the blog post and the hastag above that way it can be easily searched for on Twitter.
Tambra Ellis has just had her world turned upside down! Surviving a bite from a Lycan, attracted to one hot vampire guy and now she has to look forward to turning into something from some bad werewolf movie.
          Marcus Valerian has enough on his plate without the added complication of Tambra Ellis. Fiery and independent? Sure. Beautiful with a body made for sin? Oh Yeh. And a human cop. Tambra is everything he needs to stay away from.
    As leader of the Tribunal’s enforcers it’s up to him to find out why the Dark Breeds are going feral and killing humans in ever increasing numbers. Tambra’s life is in the balance as the secrets of her past place her in the middle of old deceits and a betrayal that will change the world forever.
     Will Marcus and Tambra’s love survive or will it be too late.




    Shrouded in the mists of Avalon is a hidden legacy. Enter this in-between realm and discover; danger, love and new magic.

    This excerpt is from chapter three: Magickal Bonds: Intertwined Souls

    Shayla leaned into Meekal, increasing the feeling of belonging.
    “Can you hear it?” he asked, rubbing his chin in her hair.
    “The sunset.”
    “I don’t understand.”
    “Shh. There’s still time. Focus on the sun’s orb, and then close your eyes. Let the earth’s song guide your inner vision to see the sunset. You’ve been attuned, so now you’ll hear it. The ancient Celts referred to the earth’s beautiful music as Òran Mór. No human has ever created anything to compare to it because it’s the combined synergy of every living creature, earth breath and ocean wave.”
    She stilled, lashes resting against windswept cheeks. A slow lift at the corners of her mouth was the only indication she heard. Meekal allowed his heart to soar, meeting hers above the earth, joining in the song.
    A gentle breath escaped her as the last curvature of the golden orb slipped past the horizon. Her stomach growled.
    His laughter answered. “Let’s get some supper.”
    A smile lit her face as she turned and leaned in for a brief kiss. “Sounds like a delicious idea. I’m famished.”
    “Then so be it, but first,” he said backing up a step, and giving a slight bow. “May I have this dance?”
    “Aye. How did you expect to get down to earth?” He took a dancer’s stance, foot tapping the air, and hand waiting for her to step into his space in acceptance of his offer. “Shall it be a one, two, three waltz or a boogying swing dance?”
    “One, two, three,” Shayla answered, entwining their fingers.
    The Earth’s song carried them downward as they spun to the rhythm heard by few.
    “Are you always this romantic?”
    “Only for you, my love,” Meekal answered, as they stepped out of the Tower.

    ~ Aithne Jarretta (blog post ;)

  2. Cassandra Carr here. Thanks for the opportunity! I will also be doing this, though my post will not go live until shortly after midnight ET on New Year's Eve. The link to my blog is

    My book is titled Head Games, and it's book 1 in the Buffalo Intimidators series. It's a m/f/m menage erotic romance. Here's the blurb:
    Leo Laporte and Scott Schaeffer are teammates on the ice and roommates off it who also share women. They’ve been coming into Kelly Chase’s bistro after games for months, and they know they want her. As the attraction grows, the men realize they want more than a one-night stand - they want forever.

    Kelly’s not so sure. Yes, she wants both men. But a permanent ménage relationship? That’s taking giving her heart away to a whole new level, and a chance she’s hesitant to take. Then Leo is injured and Scott’s on the trading block, and she realizes this may be her only shot at true, everlasting love.

    There are so many questions swirling around inside Kelly’s head. Can she believe in Leo and Scott’s love? And will her business and her reputation survive once people find out she’s with two men?

    Buy links: (Barnes & Noble)

  3. Thanks for joining in on the sharing of e-books, Shannan!

    Grab my FREE BOOK Dec. 30-31!!! It's Book 1 out of the 3.

    So, are you into spicy time-travel fantasy romance loaded with kilts, Druids, fairies, changelings, King Arthur the shape-shifting dragon, freemasons, vampires, werewolves, and much much more...? Re-released and completely revamped my series is available on Kindle today! Each link has a blurb and an excerpt too. ;)

    A war wages among the Gods. Two Celtic time-travel orders from the future intermarry to safeguard history. Paradox is but a stolen heart away. Open the door to a new reality where legend becomes history and destined love defeats timeless evil.

    Book 1: SACRIFICIAL HEARTS (22K-word novella)

    "Intense, original, suspenseful, and dramatic... an unpredictable topsy-turvy romance... the suspense builds with every page in SACRIFICIAL HEARTS. In a world where symbols mean everything, magic is the way..." ~Snapdragon; LASR
    Book 2: SWORDSONG (novel)

    Book 3: HE OF THE FIERY SWORD (novel)

    "Arthur is a masterpiece..." HE OF THE FIERY SWORD's King Arthur ~Diane Mason; The Romance Studio


  4. Zakia and the Cowboy
    With a stalker following her every move, Zakia has no choice but to flee the city. Her options limited, she runs to the only place she's ever felt safe...the Thunder Creek Ranch and her ex-husband, Lucas.

    Will he protect Zakia from the stalker? And if he does will either of them be able to ignore the feelings that have simmered for so long, ready to explode... before danger either draws them together or pulls them apart.

    Covert Mission: Undercover Cop
    Two cops have been murdered, two convicts escape. Samantha Muldoon and Blake Northrup pair up to protect their friends. Will their attraction to each other hinder their effectiveness or distract them from their job? Can it grow into something lasting, or will previous hurt keep them apart?

    Purchase links:
    Evernight Publishing -
    All Romance eBooks -
    Bookstrand -
    Amazon - -

  5. Thank you very much Shannan. :)

    Erotic American Set Regency Romance for 18 + Only.

    Grey's Lady, Book One in the Carte Blanche Series.

    Read the entire first chapter (by clicking link, you affirm that you are 18 years old or older. If you're not 18, don't click):

    Blurb: Seeking sexual excitement and conquest, poor but beautiful Beth seduces wealthy merchant prince Grey Sexton, only to find herself the pursued as he seeks to own her body and soul.

    Flouting the moral standards of Jeffersonian America, temptress Beth McConnell lets no man touch her heart. Her motto is love them once and leave them burning.

    But when she boldly seduces Grey Sexton, a self-controlled merchant prince from New York, she finds herself too fascinated by his ice-over-fire nature to stay away. His possessive determination to own her, body and soul, threatens to expose her secret erotic life to public shame.

    But Beth will only surrender her love to a man she can trust. And Grey's materialistic approach to relationships leaves her little reason to believe he can ever give her what she truly needs.

    For these two cynical yet lonely people, can deep sexual intimacy work a miracle and lead to the opening of their hearts.

    Read the reviews + another excerpt:

    $3.48 on Amazon:

    Check out my other books:

  6. Thanks Shannan!

    I have a paranormal romance called The Witch and the Vampire:

    Melora Merriweather is searching for a fellow witch to protect her from a scheming uncle with plans of marriage. When her carriage overturns on her journey, she is rescued by a mysterious man whom she learns is the very person she seeks. But, he’s not the witch she thought he was…

    Sebastian Collins should have left for London days ago. Now a snowstorm has trapped him with a woman who has come seeking protection, a woman who intrigues him like no other. And with each passing hour, his hunger for her grows…hunger for her kiss, her caress, and her blood.

    Available at:
    The Wild Rose Press:

    Amazon (currently discounted!!):

    My blog:

  7. Thank you for offering your blog!! This is so much fun!!
    Here goes:
    Please check out my latest paranormal novel! This one is epic!!
    Midnight Beckoning

    Ford Lenox, a natural born damphyr, waited three hundred years for the phenomenon of his birth to be repeated. Many had been conceived. Many had even been born. But only a few made it to their twenty-first birthday. And none shared the same requirements as he, to assume their rightful place at his side and become his queen.
    Until now.
    Lauren Neil was born three hundred years to the day after Ford’s birth, and it was no coincidence that he found her only days before her twenty-first birthday. Little did she know that the damphyr lurking beneath her human surface was about to be unleashed, prominently placing her on the throne to rule over damphyr and vampire alike.
    Lauren’s demonic sire slash father, Drago, an incubus, straight from the pits of hell, has other plans.
    Can Ford fulfill the prophecy and save Lauren and their kind? Or will a new species be created to rule the world?
    Even a match made in heaven, may have to go through hell to survive!
    Copy and paste the links if you would like to know more or download it to your favorite eReader device!!


    eXtasy Books:

    Feel Free to hop by my blog and check out my other books, or if you're an author, leave a comment containing your blurb and buy links, too!'


  8. Thanks so much for this opportunity, Shannan.

    Hello all, Please check out my newest book from Siren Publishing - Cassadaga Moon


    In the quaint town of Cassadaga, Florida, life isn’t quite what it seems. For the strictly raised Catholic Mia Christini, life is nothing like it seems. There are only three things Mia is sure of—her best friend Cindi might just be crazy, her boss is losing control, and morals are overrated.

    Weary of existing by a moral compass, she is ready and waiting for a one-night stand. She’s twentysomething, and it’s about time. When Jordan De L’croix sets his sights on her, she finds out that her integrity isn’t the only thing she needs to worry about, especially from a man who gets, or takes, what he wants with ease.

    And what he craves isn’t just her virginity. He craves her blood, redemption, and true love.

    Note: Hero and heroine involved in acts of vampirism.

    A Siren Erotic Romance

    You can check out what is happening with me, as well as, information on my other books on my website.

    Just in case - My blog is

    You can also get to my blog from there.

    Peace to all, and a very happy and prosperous New Year.

    RM Sotera

  9. I'm having so much fun with this we should do this every couple of months :)Thanks to all of you who are participating and putting your great blurbs on my site. You all ROCK! and Skhye I picked up your free book AND the two others in the series. Can't wait to read them.

  10. Love this different promo idea. Here's the buy link and blurb

    Final Mission

    After being seriously wounded in a copter crash in Iraq Sgt. Emily Dahill meets her new partner as she embarks on her new Army career as a CID agent. Who could this new partner be?

    A Body in the Snow

    Emily and her partner, Dakota, cross bullets with their most determined foe. Who will survive?

    Right Place, Wrong Day

    On leave to hang with friends Emily gets the surprise of her life.

    Dog on Fishing

    When it comes to knowing how to fish, and catch the big ones, never underestimate your partner. He might surprise you.

  11. Loved this Shannan! Posted a blog post:

    This is my hot, sweet, Christmas read: The Uncertain List

    Tristan's job is to investigate those people on Santa's Uncertain List and determine whether they're truly Naughty or Nice. His last mission of the year is Amy, a sweet girl with a kinky streak that will make his job harder than expected.

    Available at:

    Silver Publishing:

    All Romance Ebooks

    Barnes and Nobles

  12. Thank you for doing this, Shannan, and Happy New Year! Here's a taste of Till Abandon, my Para/shifter novella from Total E Bound:

    All the power and killer instinct she possesses can’t protect her from the claiming of one determined wolf.


    They call her ‘The woman in white,’ whisper ‘Death-Bringer’ with their last breath, but no one knows exactly what she is. Not even Voltaire herself. The deadly magic within her is a living thing, able to crush anyone and everything with a blink. Abandoning the blood-soaked world she’s used to, Voltaire seeks out the one constant in her tired life—the green-eyed wolf in her dreams. She’s ignored the wolf’s call for years, afraid to surrender, but danger haunts her mate. He needs her.

    Wolf-shifter Blake Montez is in the middle of a war, battling the usurpers intent on taking over his territory. Unfamiliar magic hums in the air, unnoticed—it seems—by everyone but him. He finds the source already under his nose, in his home. The delicate woman in white knows things no one should know, and the heat simmering between them is unlike anything he’s ever felt. His wolf recognizes her as his mate, though Blake remains unsure he can trust her.

    Voltaire sets out to prove herself with time running out, enemies are on the prowl, some foreseen, others remain cloaked in shadow. She and Blake team up, fighting side by side, but in the end Voltaire might be the biggest threat to their love. 

    More info on my books can be found at

  13. Here’s my addition ~

    Wild West Weekend by C.R. Moss & RM Sotera
    Two brothers... Two best friends... One... Wild West Weekend
    Two people scared to love again. Two others hesitant about commitment. A weekend in Nevada will change all that.
    Bristol Ashcombe is swearing off men and taking a vacation with her friend, Cassie. Damon Dougan is packed and ready to leave the ranch for a trip, that is, until a long-legged, sexy woman steps out of a vehicle and he decides to stay. Will one sex filled weekend be enough for either of them?
    Cassie Harding travels to the Double D ranch, to meet Bristol and looks forward to seeing her old friend, Dakota. Dak’s excited when Cassie, his former sweetheart, returns. Cassie and Dakota, though they’re heating up ‘the sheets’ in and out of the bedroom, have fears about commitment after years of being single. Will they find it’s better to dance together than apart?

    Available at:

    Visit blogs: -or-

  14. Thanks so much!

    The Keeper of Moon Haven – a Victorian fantasy
    On the southern fringes of the Mendip Hills sits the Castle Hamingjur, an abandoned structure most fear haunted. Yet, on the rare occasions when the Hunter’s Blue Moon occurs, the Keeper occupies this mysterious castle where he guards the bridge to Alfheim Haven.

    Noreen Willshire discovers more than fairytales hidden between the pages of Beletania’s diary. She opens the ancient book and finds a pathway to a Faery Realm where all manner of mythical creatures reside. In her naïveté, she summons the Keeper before his scheduled time in the human realm. In that brief moment, the mysterious wizard touches her soul with more than magick. She promises to return the diary during Mefylleth, a time when the barriers between the two realms melt away, but danger stalks her path. Torn between her desire to make a new life for herself in America and her growing love for the Keeper, she must bridge the gap between magick and time to follow her heart.

    BUY link: for Kindle -
    For other formats -

    My blog -

  15. Thanks for this opportunity!

    Overworked, over budget and just so not over him! Kate would like an engagement ring from Steve but instead he's lumbered them with a thirteenth renovation project, and doing up Myrtle Cottage disturbs a ghost from the English Civil War who has romance troubles of her own.
    Available from Amazon UK

    A movement in the undergrowth outside caught my eye and the sight of my cat, Mr Flibble making his way through the long grass towards the orchard at the side of the house bought a smile to my face. Mr Flibble was the one good thing that had come out of my seven-year relationship with Steve. Seven years, thirteen houses and all I had to show for it was a broken heart, a half-ruined house and a one-eyed cat I’d rescued from a dumpster.
    A theatrical cough from the direction of the kitchen door alerted me to Steve’s presence in the kitchen.
    I didn’t bother turning round. “Is there any hot water left?”
    “The tank’ll fill up if you give it half an hour.” Steve sauntered past me crossing the neutral zone to reach his red-labelled cupboard. His hair was still wet from the bath and he hadn’t bothered to dress before coming downstairs. Instead he had wrapped one of the dark blue bath towels that my mother had given us as a gift two Christmases ago around his waist.
    “You could get dressed before you come down here.” As soon as the words were out of my mouth I wished I could take them back. It was pointless saying anything like that to Steve. He’d do it all the more if he thought it would annoy me.
    Back in his boy band days I would have found seeing Steve half-naked sexy, and we would have made love amongst the dust and debris of the kitchen. Thousands of screaming teenage Danger Line fans would have killed to take my place. Now having him roam around clad in only a towel was just one more of his annoying habits.
    ‘I really enjoyed this book and read it cover to cover in a day. Very easy to read and it flowed really well. I would class this novel as a great contemporary fiction with a Paranormal twist element within.’ 5 Stars Lou Graham
    ‘A haunting story, about life and death living together in an old run down cottage. Which is well written and the human spirit shines through to create a beautiful story.’ Books4U
    ‘Renovation, Renovation, Renovation is a quick read that kept me engrossed and I really enjoyed the originality of the ghostly element to it.’ One More Page
    © Nell Dixon
    Or Twitter @NellDixon

  16. What a great idea! Thank you for this opportunity to showcase our book.

    Title: I.O.U. SEX
    Authors: Sandra Nachlinger & Sandra Allen
    Genre: Women's Fiction / Romance

    When June, Kiki, and Peggy graduated from high school, all three were still virgins. After all, they were good girls. Years later, the friends read June’s diary from their senior year and joke about the sexual frustration they caused their steady boyfriends back then. That’s when Kiki says, “When you think about it, and I’m only trying to be fair, we owe those guys sex.” With bawdy jabs and tipsy laughter, they vow to track down their old boyfriends and make amends. Will their sexual IOUs be paid in full? Or is this just another one of Kiki's crazy ideas?

    Available in paperback and ebook formats:
    I.O.U. Sex on Amazon
    I.O.U. Sex on Barnes & Noble
    Also available on Smashwords in multiple formats.

    Blog: I.O.U. Sex Blog

  17. Wow this is great so many wonderful books to choose from! Keep them comming I can't wait for more.

  18. Thanks so much, Shannan. You Rock! My contribution is Revelation. This is book 3 in the 4 part series of The Heart Of Winter. Best read in order, so if you haven’t read Enchanted, book 1, I would recommend it, so readers gain a clear picture of the characters and where they are coming from.

    Winter’s reclusive life as a romance writer begins to collide with Cayden’s larger-than-life world. Cayden Cain, Hollywood’s hottest heartthrob, is someone who is unattainable in many ways. The odds of a real relationship with him are astronomical.

    Besides the pesky paparazzi that are hell-bent on exposing pieces of her once private life, there is so much more conspiring against Winter and Cayden. She cannot survive in his world, and he simply cannot walk in hers. But everything will change when she discovers their worlds have always been connected, forever tied together by fate, by destiny, by unbreakable love.

    You can find Revelation at

    You can find me at:

  19. Thanks for the opportunity! Here's my book, which is currently just $0.99 for the next two weeks.

    Her Dark Angel (Her Angel Series #1)
    Felicity Heaton
    An angel without a mission, Apollyon lives trapped in Hell guarding the bottomless pit. Surrounded by endless darkness, he longs to fly free on Earth once more but his master hasn’t called him in centuries. When the call finally comes, it’s to serve a new master, a beautiful woman he has often watched over, a woman who has always captivated him.

    Serenity is shocked when a gorgeous black-winged angel shows up in her city of Paris claiming that she called him when she was only casting a simple vengeance spell. He’s no other than the angel of death! When Apollyon offers to obey her and help her have revenge on her cheating ex-boyfriend, she can’t resist the temptation, but can she resist him? Can an angel as dark as Apollyon ever fall for a mortal woman like her?

    Dark, passionate and erotic, Her Dark Angel is a tale of intense desire and deepest forbidden love guaranteed to get your heart racing.

    LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER: Only $0.99 (normally $2.99) as part of my Winter Warmers deal - offer ends 15th January 2012.

    Available on Kindle, Nook, Apple devices, Sony, Kobo and more...

    Read the excerpt / find out where to buy:

    My blog post is up on my blog so feel free to swing by with your books!

    Felicity Heaton

  20. Thank you so much for your generous gift to us.
    I really appreciate the chance to promote my first novella.

    To return the favor, I’m opening my own blog comment section to other writers. Please stop by and promote yourself a bit!

    Title: The Gift
    Length: 21,000 words
    Publisher: Etopia
    Where to buy:
    Amazon (Kindle):
    Barnes and Noble:
    All Romance:

    The Gift is a love story that involves four generous hearts.
    Sammy Jarvis is harboring a secret fantasy and desperately wants to make it a reality. Finally she finds the courage to ask her adoring husband for a special Christmas gift, one that will make her dreams come true. She wants Nick to help her find a woman to make love with.

    What is a man to do? Stymied, Nick turns to his old college lover Carl. While brainstorming the problem, Nick and Carl take a trip down memory lane to the time when they were lovers. With their rekindled desires satisfied for the moment, they devise a plan for Sammy to meet Carl’s girlfriend Gina.

    When Sammy and Gin meet, clothing begins to fly. Being with Gina is everything that Sammy had imagined, but now she wants more. She’s set her cap on Carl as well.

    Sammy’s heart is big enough to encompass them all, but is there room in her marriage to Nick to accommodate her new-found love for Gina and Carl, or will this tangled lover’s heap destroy them all?

    I hope you enjoy reading it!
    Hugs to you all

  21. Happy New Years to you, Shannan, and to everyone! :)

    Coming soon from eXtasy Books, my vampire tale of "The Kindred" entitled "Blood Betrayal"...

    Vlad, Leo, and Sofia form a love triangle with a bite and the spilling of blood...

    Vampire Vlad Drakul has found the love of his...existence... in the beautiful and intelligent businesswoman, Sofia Martinelli. But is the sex-loving vixen all who she appears to be?

    Leo Van Helsing cherishes his family's "calling". Perhaps a bit too much. He'll see the heinous blood-sucker dead... and he's not above using others to obtain his goals--even if it kills them.

    One fatal night in Istanbul will change Vlad's afterlife forever. Can he abide a Blood Betrayal?

    Read more about it and the sequel novel (Help I'm Falling for the Vampire Next Door) at my web site and read excerpts from all my erotic-romance titles at my blog:


  22. Lots of great books, but I'm disappointed that more people didn't post this to their blogs.

  23. Thanks for participating, and Happy New Year!

    Her heart aches for the half-breed who saves her, but is it love or pity?

    SARAH'S JOURNEY - What starts as a hopeful new beginning turns into a nightmare with a massacre and Sarah being the sole survivor on a wagon train bound for California. Snake-bitten and miles from nowhere, the man who rescues her shares the same blood as those who killed all her new friends. Can she trust him...can she trust her heart?

    Buy Link:

    Please stop by my blog this weekend where I'm also featuring some amazing authors and books:

  24. Thank you, Shannan, for this generous opportunity!

    In 2011 I achieved one of my lifelong ambitions, which was to write and publish a novel. The title is Love Has No Limits and I'm very proud of it because it's a very accurate representation of who I am and how I live my life. It is not autobiography but it is authentic. The story follows the adventures of a young Chinese girl who dares to take advantage of the sexual opportunities that she finds in Amsterdam and Berlin, where the sexual mores are so very different from her native China. In the process she learns about her body, her emotions and her true desires. It includes very frank and graphic depictions of sexual activity between men and women so it may not be to everyone's taste but at its core it is a very sensitive novel of self-exploration.

    You can read the first two chapters on my blog:

    If you prefer to devour it whole, you can buy it on Amazon in the US here:

    Or in the UK, here:

    I wish you a joyous 2012 and look forward to reading plenty more ebooks by other authors in the new year, the best of which I will review on my blog.

    Happy new year!

    Vanessa Wu

  25. Thanks for the opportunity! Hope you had a great new years :)

    My newest release is an erotic paranormal romance entitled Blood Avenged.

    I am everything you desire. I am vampire.

    Powerful and manipulative, Vasilije does as he pleases. A vampire beholden to no one, he takes what he desires, drinking deeply the pleasures this life has to offer.

    When one of his own is staked, Vasilije must travel to New Orleans to exact his revenge. There he meets Sasa, a beautiful woman who arouses him like no other has for centuries. Vasilije’s need for vengeance is equaled only by his passion for her, but what he finds in his revenge is just the beginning...

    Buy Links:

    Barnes and Noble:

    All Romance eBooks:

    For a smokin' hot excerpt from Blood Avenged, visit My Blog and my post Ring In The New Year With Amazing Books

  26. I have several reads but since your blog looks like more for the paranormal genre I'll share my own YA paranormal suspense.

    The Key:
    A teenage girl suffering from a family tragedy, Maddie Clevenger is oblivious to the ancient mystery surrounding her. She's young and incredibly unlucky, in life and in love. She should be enjoying her senior year of high school, but instead she is tormented by a reoccurring nightmare and a very real stalker. But all that changes when Chase Donovan, an Air Force brat with a protective streak, shows up at school. Will Chase be the key to helping her solve her stalker problem? Will he be the key to solving the mystery surrounding her family's past?

    Only .99 at Amazon!