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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.