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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gifting Books Christmas Blog H0p!

Merry Christmas!
When asked to join this wonderful blog hop I jumped at the chance. I LOVE Reading Romance and try to get involved with everyone  they put on. Through them, I have found some awesome readers who share the same passion for books that I do. And some of you have even picked up one or two of my books, of which tickles me no end, especially when you have been kind enough to tell me how much you loved them.
 Since this blog hop is about gifting books I wanted to share with you all the book that started me on the path to writing. I have always loved books, reading whenever I could get the time, then a friend gave me Gone With the Wind and at first the sheer size of it left me excited and daunted. I would read a chapter and discuss it with my girlfriend every day after school and soon found myself at the final chapter. At the last page as Rhett is walking out of Scarlet's life I knew I had to write. To this day I tribute my writing to that one book which changed my life.
 I hope to pen such a compelling book some day and who knows maybe someone will be inspired to write just as I was.
Please feel free to tell me about your favorite book, I would  love to know and perhaps put it on my to be read pile.
 For this hop, I am gifting your choice of either the first two books of my Dark Breed series in or the first two of my Knights of Excalibur series. These books are e-book and in PDF form.
Here's a bit about both series

Dark Passion Rising: A Dark Breed Novel
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.
Passions Flight: A Dark Breed Novel

With ferals attacking the human populace in greater numbers than ever before, Tegan Murin has his hands full these days. When he is ordered to find and destroy a deadly artifact known as Oman’s Seal, deal with his estranged step-father and find a missing archaeologist. He’s a bit irritable. Add into the mix a recurring dream of one sexy seductress leading him to his death… well, you get one very pissed off were-panther.

Kyra Navarone is an archaeologist who is more than what she seems. Escaping from the ferals who captured her, she ends up running into the brooding, irritating man who makes her blood run hot just with one look. Her life depends on the betrayal of this compelling man, but how can she live with herself afterward?

With ferals, An Atlantean Tracker and Lucien closing in on them, they are running out of time, Tegan and Kyra must learn to trust each other in order survive. More hangs in the balance than their lives. Their actions could very well spell the end of everything for not just their world, but the world hidden beneath the waves as well.

Beloved Wizard: Knight of Excalibur One

Arthur and his Knights are back and ready to kick ass!

 Merci Tramaine is not happy to be called back into service by her old boss Arthur, especially when she is charged to find her missing ex lover. Drake Monroe is Merlin reincarnated, with his powers bound by the Goddess Nimue he has become a skilled fighter, but no match for Nimue who kidnapped him determined to destroy him forever.

The bloodline of Morgan Le Fey taints Merci keeping her on the edge between light and dark, the Goddess’s wicked trap springs shut leaving both Drake and Merci racing against the clock. Passions ignite once again, but are they too late to plan a future or will they be torn from each other?

This time for eternity.

The Knights Druid Blurb:
What’s worse than a pissed off Knight? Colin Hennessy.
Shifter, Knight and quick tempered Irishman, Colin remembers vividly his past life as Sir Kay. Haunted by the woman he once loved and lost, he has spent his lives searching for his lost love to no avail. Now Arthur is back and his life once again is filled with purpose. Joined by a common goal, he lives only to protect Arthur and his fellow Knights from the twisted, black magic of Mordred.
Juliet Boyd moves among societies rich and pampered, but she holds within her a terrible secret. One Vance Hollister is determined to exploit. Mordred is back in a new skin, now as Vance Hollister and the old evil is alive and well.
Colin and Juliet are unprepared for the flare of attraction that ignites between them from across a moonlit parking lot. Dare she open herself and expose her cursed gift? Can he save Juliet from Vance’s twisted manipulations or will he lose his second chance at love? A showdown between good and evil is coming to a head with Colin and Juliet right in the middle.
Looking forward to hearing from you all and look for more books coming very soon from me. 2013 is promising to be a big year!


  1. Thank you Shannan for participating in this hop. This is a great way to end a year where I have found a lot of new authors. When I first started reading romances, Harlequin was the only game in town. Now there are so many genres and so many publishers. Plus, you have a choice of paperback, hardcover or even e-books. It's great to see how much things have changed.

    Happy Holidays!

  2. Hello, thanks for the giveaway!
    After reading your excerpts, I'm intrigued. I'd love to read both of your series! Especially the Knights of Excalibur series. :)

  3. My favorite fantasy book series is The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind. The first book was actually a gift to my older sibling which he encouraged me to read. It's the first series that I kept up with for many years until it ended a couple of years ago.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  4. I'd love to read your books, as to my favorites.. I like Master and Margarita, it's serious but very captivating!

  5. I have so many favorites some are:
    -Tara Sivec's Chocolate Lovers series
    -Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series
    -JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series
    -Alexandra Ivy's Guardians of Eternity series
    -Lori Foster's Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series (I actually love all her books)
    -Jennifer Crusie (I love all hers too)
    -Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series
    -Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series, Night Huntress World series, and Night Prince series
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  6. My favorite book is The Great Lenore by J.M Tohline (an absolutely brilliant new author!). Other faves are Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels series), Michelle Sagara (Chronicles of Elantra), anything by Eloisa James or Jennifer Ashley, and Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts series).

    Happy Holidays & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  7. i have to many to list lol... I love all of Sherrily kenyon's book series, Patricia briggs, and many many more... I am excited about your Knights of Excalibur series... Nothing like bring history and shifters together.... Thank you for being part of the hop... Merry Christmas.

  8. I have some favorite series. They are the IAD by Cole, the Dark-hunters series by Kenyon, the Psy/Changeling series by Singh, and the Guardian series and Iron Seas series by Brook. I love shifter romances, so I really need to check out your books.