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Friday, December 16, 2016

Books Worth Your Bucks- Doomed Mate by Della Love-Wins

Three cheers for Friday!!!

In keeping with the flavor of the holidays my offering this week is a delightful tale of two unlikely people who find each other in a most unlikely time. One hard core OCD, list keeping, workaholic Dr. Serena Rizzo, and laid back cowboy Gunner Olson. Oh and he happens to be a turned wolf shifter. 

A chance holiday meeting on a long-haul redeye flight puts Dr. Serena Rizzo and her assistant, Dawn Nixon, face to face with smoldering hot twin cowboys, Gunner and Gage Olson. Disaster strikes, throwing their fates together as they struggle to make it home safely for Christmas. Who is the doomed mate?

*Author’s Note*
‘Doomed Mate’, the ‘Under a Fated Moon’ series, and all of Bella Love-Wins’ shifter stories are set in a world which includes both natural born shifters, and shifters who are turned by a mystical immortal mystery woman named Theriona. The entire saga is called ‘The Marked Chronicles’. Be ready for sexy shifters of all varieties, witches, vampires, immortal beings, action-packed suspense, and a lot of romantic hook-ups! For the most part, humans are not aware of their existence. ‘Doomed Mate’ tells its own story and can be read on its own.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Books Worth You Bucks-Echo Mine by Georgia Lyn Hunter

Friday Happy Dance!!!

It's Friday and I've got a goodie to share. This is a novella which after reading I went and got the first book. I must say, I never once got lost in this story, even though it takes place right after her first book in the series.
The story is fast paced and holds your attention every step of the way. I can't say more, I want you to discover for yourself what a jewel this short read is.

After a horrifying incident that left her in a coma for several long months, Echo now has to get used to a different life. As a descendant of a powerful angel, her days waver between training as the new Healer and convincing her mate she’s strong enough to match him in life and in bed.

A surprise date night gives her the perfect opportunity to do both. But plans have a way of coming unraveled. One disaster leads to another, and Echo accepts that nothing in their lives will ever be normal.

But the biggest revelation of the night comes after she kills a dangerous, soul-sucking demonii. Sparks fly between her and her mate, proving that normal is most definitely overrated. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Books Work Your Bucks- A Love Soul Deep by Amber Scott

Woot Friday is finally here!

This week's offering is bittersweet and a treasure I was lucky enough to stumble across. A quick read that will stay with you long after you finish. Ms. Scott weaves her tale into a compassionate and thoughtful story which gives you a plausible, realistic end sure to hit your emotions. 

A gold locket catches her eye and her heart. Inside the tiny gold frame is a picture of the one man she compares all others to. The one that got away...

Can this locket, one wish, bring back the love she lost?

If you adore stories like Somewhere In Time and Message in a Bottle, you'll love A Love Soul Deep.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Books Worth Your Bucks-Silas by Hailey Storm and Terra Wolf

Happy Friday!

I have a great quick read for you this week! The chemistry between Silas and Violet sizzle on the page with this quick read. Hailey Storm and Terra Wolf build a wonderful world with a strong plot and endearing characters. 

Silas LeFroy has been burned in the past, but his inner dragon can take the heat. Now he's ready to move on however, he didn't plan on the girl next door moving in. His dragon wants to claim her, but he doesn't know where to start.

Violet Hanner is ready for the next phase in her life, one that doesn't involve her cheating ex-husband or the pity-filled eyes of family and friends. Swearing off men seems like the best place to start until she realizes her new neighbor is basically sex on a stick.

When Silas's past catches up to him and Violet finds herself in harm's way he has to make a choice. Stay stuck in the past, or let Violet ignite his future.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Books Worth Your Bucks-Bride for the Alien Warrior by Linda Mathers

Time for the FRIDAY HAPPY DANCE!!!!

What better way to celebrate the upcoming weekend by grabbing a new book, and we have some great offerings this week!

This week I have a very good Sci-Fi Romance novella. Linda Mathers time and again, brings to life not only compelling characters, but a depth of world building that pulls you in. 

Crash landing on an alien planet Emma couldn’t believe her bad luck. She thought it would be impossible for the day to actually become worse than it already was.
And then…

Captured by the Darri, a race of alien warriors, she soon finds herself the prize of their strong, big and drop dead sexy ruler Eliahu. The draw of her supple curves only increase his savage lustful desires.

What can a confident, beautiful and strong-willed woman expect when their alpha male ruler’s mating urges need to be satisfied?

And more importantly…

Can a relationship based on pure lust last enough to grow into true love?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Books Worth you Bucks-Sacrificial Hearts by Skhye Moncrief

Happy Friday!!!!
This weeks offering is a great book by Skhye Moncrief. Sacrificial Hearts is her first book in her Time Guardians series and a great, quick read. 

Alone, Twila Deeds tries to find her lost brother and stumbles upon a cult she believes is preparing to sacrifice her in a Valentines-Day sex ritual. She learns her brother has joined the cult and claims to be saving her by bringing her into the fold. She can't trust her brat brother, a selfish teen who never did anything for anyone. He must be dealt with. And she intends to dole out the punishment as revenge for his latest betrayal. Nor dare she trust the cult's gorgeous member who arrives to escort her to the cult's Scottish castle on his motorcycle. She's terrified of motorcycles. And the man forces her to climb aboard at gunpoint. After the terrifying motorcycle ride, she has no intention of falling victim to the sacrificial blade before her baby brother is served his just dessert.

But Illusion manifests as free will. (~1st Point of Time Travel)

Gerard Abercrombie can't seem to convince Twila that his time-travel brotherhood has only her welfare in mind before his patience wears thin. Time-travel Code will save him because only the fairies know what the future holds as the Gods send two SACRIFICIAL HEARTS racing toward their destiny. 

Book 1: SACRIFICIAL HEARTS (novella)--A Time-Guardian Valentines tale
Book 2: SWORDSONG (novel)--He's arrived to help her create the perfect bride.
Book 3: HE OF THE FIERY SWORD (novel)--Once upon a time, King Arthur was a time-traveling shape-shifting dragon...
Book 4: NAKED ON THE STAIRCASE (novel) A Time-Guardian Halloween tale
Book 6: THE SPELL OF THE KILLING MOON (novella)--One must die so the other can live.

For more books from Skhye Moncrief 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Books Worth Your Bucks-Irish Moon by Amber Scott

Happy Friday!
Time for another array of offerings for you to check out. This week I offer you a wonderful historical I'm sure you will enjoy. Irish Moon is book 1 in the Moon Magick Series.

A promise... is a promise and Ashlon Sinclair refuses to let anything deter him. When the chest he vowed to conceal with his life is stolen, his only hope in recovering it is also his only distraction--Breanne O'Donnell.

In her bones, Breanne feels much amiss in her mentor's sudden death. But who would murder the king's own druid? Moreover, how is is his demise linked to the mysterious stranger left behind? 

Their searches intertwine and attraction beckons putting their lives and their hearts at risk under an IRISH MOON.

Enjoy all of the offerings by clicking on the authors blogs below and happy reading.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Books Worth Your Bucks- Darkness Awakened by Katie Reus

Happy Friday!
Welcome back for another offering of books we think are worth your buck. 
My choice this week is a wonderful story and the first book in the Darkness Series by Katie Reus.

Years ago he ended things between them to protect her…

As leader of one of the fiercest werewolf packs in the south, Finn Stavros is in full battle mode 24/7. He has no choice—he’s one of the few beings strong enough to fight the Akkadian demons, whose mysterious escape from hell threatens the entire world. With the battle turning bloodier by the second, Finn is ready for anything…until his vampire long lost love shows up on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, sending his heart into a tailspin. He agrees to help her, unaware that she carries a shocking secret that will turn his life upside down.

This time, he’s not letting her go…

Vampire Lyra Marius curses the day she met Finn. The ruthless werewolf promised to love her forever, but he rejected her instead—before she could share her life altering news. Pregnant, kicked out of her coven, and cast aside by the love of her life, Lyra struggled to raise their rare shifter-vampire daughter Vega alone among humans. When the 16-year-old is kidnapped and used to fulfill a frightening prophecy, Lyra swallows her pride and turns to Finn for help. But how long can she fight her feelings for him and keep him from guessing the truth about who Vega really is? As they race against the clock to save their daughter, they must defeat the lethal threat imposed by demons infiltrating the human world and a hell gate that could not only reveal their existence to mankind, but destroy the world in the process.

I hope you enjoy all of our offerings. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Books Worth Your Bucks-Immortal Coil by C.I.Black

Welcome back to another edition of Books Worth Your Bucks. This weeks offering is Immortal Coil, Book 1 in the Dragon Spirit Series. This is a rich world of strong characters and a plot that will pull you into her world. It was so good in fact that I went ahead and bought her second book Shattered Spirits.

Two souls. One Body. Sharing is not an option…

Terrible news has turned Anaea Salis’s life upside down. There’s nothing she can do to make it right and the stranger who stops to talk to her can’t help. But when that stranger, Hunter, an ancient dragon spirit, is viciously attacked and forced to transfer his spirit into her body, Anaea’s life takes a new terrifying twist.

Hunter should have known by now not to get involved with human affairs, but there was something about the woman that drew him to her and he just couldn’t help himself. Trapped in her body all he wants is to get out, except whoever is trying to kill him is now after her.

Their only hope of survival… plunge into the deadly world of dragons.

Be sure to view all the offerings this week. Just click on the name below. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Books Worth You Bucks- Changeling Moon by Dani Harper

It's Friday and time for another great read!
I got hooked on the first book and went and spluged on the other two in the series and am not disappointed.
 You will love her story Changeling Moon and fall in love with her characters. Connor Macleod, a hunky and very overworked veterinarian in a small town in Canada.
Zoey Tyler took the position of editor of their local newspaper looking to get away from big city life, she never expected to be the victim of a wolf attack. Nor was she prepared for the very sexy veterinarian to come to her rescue. 
This book is filled with unforgettable characters and a story which engages and pulls you in.

He roams the moonlit wilderness, his every sense and instinct on high alert. Changeling wolf Connor Macleod and his Pack have never feared anything-until the night human Zoey Tyler barely escapes a rogue werewolf's vicious attack. 

As the full moon approaches, Zoey has no idea of the changes that are coming, and only Connor can show her what she is, and help her master the wildness inside. With her initiation into the Pack just days away and a terrifying predator on the loose, the tentative bonds of trust and tenderness are their only weapons against a force red in tooth, claw. . .and ultimate evil.  

Monday, September 12, 2016

Time for a Monday Pick Me Up!

Happy Monday!

I figured this may work better than coffee this morning.
Hoping everyone had a great weekend. 
No new news to report, just a reminder that every Friday my fellow authors Nara Malone and Siobhan Muir and I have a new blog for you readers to check out. Books Worth Your Bucks where you can have a chance explore new to you authors. I find some that are really quite good and they are reasonable priced as well. Do check it out on Fridays I think you will really enjoy the offerings.

If you have a blog, are a reader, writer or both and you would like to get involved just send me a comment.

Have a wonderful week and see you soon.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Big Time Scandal In A Small Town-Olivia by Joyce Brennan

Scandal, blackmail and love set in a small Ohio town


Shocked when she discovers her fiancé with another woman, New York Ad Executive, Olivia McDougle, returns to her small Ohio town to regroup and take over as Editor of the local newspaper.
She publishes an editorial, which divides the community. Refusing to back down when a judge demands a retraction, she is blackmailed. OLIVIA is small town romance with an added slice of mystery.  


Olivia flung open the door and stopped short. She hadn’t expected to find anyone inside the dimly lit copy room, especially her fiancĂ©, Brian Mercer.
“Olivia, what the hell are you doing here? I thought you’d left for the day.” Brian growled.
“What’s going…oh.”  Olivia grasped her throat as she recognized the flashy blonde from the secretarial pool. Often the topic of office gossip, the woman smirked and fumbled for Brian’s shirt to drape around her nude body. Brian made no effort to cover himself, but defiantly focused his stare on Olivia.
“How could you?” Olivia scanned the windowless room. Shoes danced across the floor, followed by a long string of rumpled clothing. An empty champagne bottle lay on its side at the edge of the copy machine with two paper cups bearing witness to the crude scene.
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Books Worth Your Bucks-Touched by Darkness by Catherine Spangler

It's Friday again and time for a new book. This weeks offering is from Catherine Spangler's Sentinel Series. Touched by Darkness is book one and loved every bit of it. 


After seven years on the run, Dr. Kara Cantrell believes she and her son, Alex, are safe. She’s wrong.

Kara settles in the sleepy town of Zorro, Texas, convinced that she and her child have escaped the sinister reach of a supernatural underworld. But the appearance of Damien Morgan, a dangerous, alluring man with superhuman abilities, upends her quiet existence. 

Damien realizes that Alex is a fledgling Sentinel, and Kara is a matched, psychic conductor for him. She wants nothing to do with him, refusing to revisit the hell she experienced seven years ago. But she has no choice, as her son is projecting his abilities, leaving him vulnerable to unseen forces. Not only that, but someone—or something—is murdering people in Zorro. 

Kara is forced to work with Damien, tapping into a mystical link that triggers desires both of them must ignore. But as they work together to protect her son, and to track the killer, evil stalks them, reaching out—with the touch . . . of darkness.


The story of Kara and Damien is a rousing paranormal and murder mystery all tied into on action packed tale. The characters are so well written it's easy to get into their head and feel what they are going through. I know once you read this first book you will want to get others in her series.  

Right now you can get this book for free on Amazon Kindle. Click the link below.

Don't forget to check out all the offerings below and I will see you next week.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday Teaser-The Hunted

With release day only 24 hours from now I thought it would be a great time to share a teaser from the novella. So grab your coffee and enjoy this small excerpt of The Hunted a novella which begins my series Guild of Assassins.

With great care, Taren lightly brushed away the tears with his fingers before cupping her face and tilting her head up to meet his gaze head on. “So beautiful, tasa meela.” His deep voice held a husky note, sending a cascade of warmth through her, sweeping over her breasts and down to the juncture between her legs.
“What does that mean?” Her question came out in a breathless whisper as his heat caressed her, building a pulsing need hammering through her.
“The closest translation in your words is ‘bright spirit’.”
Taren drew nearer touching his forehead to hers and stroking her cheek with gentle fingers.
“Oh, I like that.” Leigh whispered placing her hand over his.
Time froze for one perfect moment as they stood poised at the brink of a precipice she sensed there would be coming back from.
“My mind tells me this is wrong, what is between us. Still, my soul cries out for you, your body a sweet siren’s song I must follow.”
Her breath caught on his words, her heart opening to him. She was dangerously close to falling in love with him, just as she knew she could trust him with her heart and soul, her very life.
Everything about him and her felt…right. Not wrong as he argued.
She drew away just enough to stare up into his beautiful dark eyes, missing the swirl of red she spied that morning in their dark depths.
“I am yours to take, Taren. I have never before felt such a pull. All that I am calls out for you too.” To lend power to her words, she reached out fingers sinking into thick golden strands of his hair. She marveled in the silkiness before lightly tracing his tightly curved horns.
On a shudder, his eyes closed, his breathing labored as she stroked them. Who knew a Demosian’s s horns could be so sensitive?

On pre-order through Amazon. 
Releases September 7th.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Books Worth Your Bucks-Kiss of a Dragon

This week's offering is the first book in the Fallen Immortals series by Alisa Woods.

Now I really hate cliffhanger endings, but the story Ms Woods weaves makes you forgive the transgression. It also helps that they are so reasonable priced at .99 on Amazon.
The story of Lucian and Arabella is told in three books, and the plot is strong enough to withstand the episodic handling, though I do wish she put it into one large book. But that is just me I think. 
Either way, this is well worth you buck to grab. Her characters come to life with surprising depth, and her masterful the layering brings them to life. 

I am a Dragon Prince of the House of Smoke… and I am dying. 
Five hundred years is truly enough for a man like me. A monster. Yet a ten-thousand-year treaty will die with me, if I don’t spawn a dragonling to take my place. My two brothers are no use in this task. It falls to me, the eldest by a hair’s breadth, and yet, I cannot face the horror of another sealing. Another death. Another woman’s blood on my hands.  
I was saved from death in a dark Seattle alley by an impossibly beautiful man who swooped in on golden wings. Now he’s taken me to his lair, opened my eyes to a world of immortals I didn’t know existed, and given me an impossible task—find him a mate. Then, and only then, will he set me free.  
He needs her more than he wants; she wants him more than she should; and the fate of both the mortal and immortal worlds depends on not just repairing their hearts, but finding a Love that’s True…  

Don't forget to check the other wonderful offerings from Siobhan Muir and Nara Malone. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Pick Me Up Monday-Coffee and a Teaser

Oh yes!

Thank the java god for this yummy goodness. True I also enjoy a good tea, but in the mornings there is nothing that perks me up quite like a good cup of coffee.

With my release coming next month I thought it would be nice to share a teaser with you. So grab your favorite mug full of coffee and enjoy.

The Hunter: a Novella of the Guild of Assassins 

Chained though no links of heavy metal impeded his movements. No shackles cut into his wrists or ankles, but he was trapped all the same. Only these restraints were far stronger than anything of this earth.
Nothing could set him free of the beholden vow.
Taren watched. Waited. Plotted. A low throbbing pulse, much like a heartbeat, came from the dual brandings on his shoulder blades. On one side was a wing symbolizing Isis and, on the other, a cat’s paw for Bast. As if he needed an unending reminder of his status. As if he could ever forget the day he was forced to utter those hateful words. The day, fifteen years ago, which had brought him to his knees, stripped him of his pride and social standing as Infernal—a demon free of any vow—of everything he was.
But it saved Natilla.
A dark familiar voice whispered the thought through his mind. The reason for his sacrifice filled him with grim resignation. Yes, for Natilla, he’d suffered—would continue to do so—to give her a life free of the hell he existed in. He prayed his sister found happiness with a loving, devoted man and a large kith to protect her. A kith of family members always held high importance in his culture, each member taking on the task to teach the younglings and to aid the elders when they grew too weak to help themselves. As the eldest sibling, and head of his kith Taren had given his sister the only thing in his power to give.
His time, though, was near. The sound of several feet crunching over the graveled walkway, alerted him to the Polariate’s arrival. The door opened without a knock. Why would she knock? He was only a lowly Enfertiti, barely higher than a beast in the eyes of the Guild of Isis.
Two guild assassins stepped through the door, one fair-haired, the other dark. Both dressed in unrelieved black slacks and matching tunics, their features were as cold and emotionless as granite. Both held wickedly curved knives in their hands, a promise of pain to come. Taren tensed, ready for an attack. His body flooded with adrenaline, his gaze never wavering from the females. He relished any opening to inflict pain on his captors. Only the sudden appearance of the Polariate dropped his aggression a notch, yet he remained tense, ready for any threatening move.
The Polariate moved into the room with the grace of a dancer, swathed in diaphanous silk robes the color of golden sunshine. Her dark hair spilled loose around her shoulders in a mass of shiny curls. She was positively stunning, yet it was her eyes, a piercing blue of arctic ice which gave him pause. Her gaze held an ancient wisdom belying the look of youth she wore.
Her lips twisted into a grimace of distaste, a flash of loathing passing through those arresting eyes. He schooled his features into a mask as devoid of emotion as the assassins at her side, yet his mind raced, his heart beating hard He was highly aware of the significance of the Polariate’s visit.
Aegis Doreen, his keeper, would never come home again, and soon, Taren would follow in her stead.
For when a keeper died, his or her vow was nullified, thus restoring him to his Infernal status once again. If the vow was one broken by a sudden death of the keeper…in his case?
It was complicated.
Besides, a free demon was a dead demon if the Guild of Isis had anything to say about it.
“You are Taren, is that correct?” The Polariate’s question pulled Taren back from his musings.
“Answer the Polariate, animal.” The blonde assassin snapped, her voice slicing blade sharp.
“I wish a moment alone with Taren,” the Polariate said.
“This is highly irregular,” the assassin argued.
“Do not make me repeat my request.” Steel beneath silk filtered through the Polariate’s tone, grating against Taren’s skin as her power saturated the air between them. He gritted his teeth against the sudden urge to wrap his hands around the smooth column of the Polariate’s throat and squeeze until he heard the sound of breaking bones.
“Yes, Polariate.” The blonde bowed low and followed her fellow assassin out. The door closed, leaving him standing in brittle silence.

I hope you enjoyed the tease I will be announcing the release here in just about a week so check back. 
And as always, have an awesome week ahead.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Books Worth Your Bucks-My Highlander Cover Model by Karyn Gerrard

This weeks offering is a delightful read from Karyn Gerrard. She puts a fresh face on the Highlander Romance, adding time travel, more than a bite of humor and a delightful twist I never saw coming. 
Her zipper scene is worth a read or two and had me laughing out loud. She truly breathes fresh air to this particular theme. 

Skye Bancroft, assistant art director at a small New York publisher, is used to dealing with the occasional spoiled and egocentric model. After all, it’s part of her job description. But during a photoshoot, she didn’t count on one to become so delusional as to think himself a Highlander from 1814 Scotland. 

Cailin Thorburn is every woman’s dream: A warrior who is fierce, passionate, and protective. Rendered unconscious during battle, he awakens in another place, time, and in another man’s body. Could this all be a dream? Convincing the bonnie lass, Skye, that he is Cailin is a daunting task. 

Regardless of his strange time travel story and sexy Scottish burr, believing this extraordinary man is from another era becomes hard to deny. The attraction between them sizzles and Skye is left to wonder: Is Cailin truly as he claims? 

This is a quick read coming in at 92 pages and is only .99 right now through Amazon. Just click on the link below.

Be sure to check the offerings from the other blogs. They are sure to please.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pick Me Up Monday-Cover Reveal

Yep Thats right, I have my cover for my novella,
The Hunted- Guild of Assassins 


A druid sworn to protect and nurture.
Leigh Simon, a druidic healer lives a peaceful existence among her nomadic tribe, known for their expertise in the healing arts and communion with the earth. Until her life is unexpectedly turned upside down with the death of a mother who abandoned her as an infant. Leigh is now heir to her mother’s worldly possessions, including one dark and brooding demon.
A demon sworn to revenge.
Taren’s rage against all witches is all that keeps him going. Forced into the beholden vow magically binding him to the witches’ guild of assassins, he bides his time until the vow is fulfilled and the hated beholden is broken. The key to his freedom comes in the form of one curvaceous female who knows nothing of the violence, hatred and fear his kind live with.
A hunt to the death.
Leigh is shocked at the brutality Taren endures at the hands of the Isis Guild of Assassins. The only way to right the wrong is to enter an antiquated and brutal challenge called The Hunt. Only twenty-four hours is all they need to evade the deadly hunters and they are home free.
Nothing is that easy. Add the complication of falling hard for a scarred and untrusting demon, the need to survive just got steeper. For now, Leigh is not just fighting for Taren’s freedom, but for a life with the beguiling demon. 

Coming in September