Monthly Archives: January 2013

Blood Spirit, a Sons of Navarus Novel by Gabrielle Bisset – Blog Barrage/Giveaway

bloodspirit-barragebanner

Giveaway Info:

$5 Amazon GC and swag pack from Sons of Navarus series (bookmarks, cover flats, trading cards). Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Feb 5. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.   Rafflecopter Link is at the bottom of the post.  Good Luck!

Blood Spirit (Sons of Navarus #3)

by Gabrielle Bisset

Erotic Paranormal Romance (Action)

Self-Published/Indie

Heat Level: Sizzling

Word Count: 65,000

Blurb

I am everything you seek. I am vampire.

Blessed with the gift of telepathy, Terek always knows what a woman wants. His gift has afforded him nightly sensual pleasures and exotic treats for centuries, but beneath the surface he yearns for much more.

Ilona can give him what his soul craves, but only if he trusts his heart. One fateful choice made out of desire puts all he cares for in danger. With a civil war and the threat of Archon hunters at every turn, this Son may lose everything if he can’t find the balance between heart and mind.

Available at…

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Spirit-Sons-Navarus-ebook/dp/B009AAS27Y/

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-spirit-gabrielle-bisset/1112881838

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/blood-spirit-sons-of-navarus-3/id566343270?mt=11

Kobo:  http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Blood-Spirit-Sons-of-Navarus/book-zgwwX9B9WEihrXOz6-TrAg/page1.html

Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/239353

Reviews

“Gabrielle does an amazing job on putting a reader through so many emotions at once. I’m telling you now, if you haven’t read these books, you really need to. If you’re a fan of paranormal erotic romance, and love vampires, you will love these books.”5 Moons (Book Lovin’ Mamas)

“I have enjoyed every book in this series so far. I love the fact that there is more going on than just a love story. I like there is action and a mystery. Cant wait to see how it all plays out.”5 Stars Geri, Amazon customer

“With its great characters, vivid descriptions, engaging plot and steamy sex scenes Blood Spirit is a great addition to the Sons of Navarus series. Believe me, you’re going to want to hop aboard the Terek train and take him Blood Spirit for a ride!”4 Hearts (Riverina Romantics)

 

Book Trailer

http://youtu.be/j8m_i5D7wOw

Excerpt #2 (Adult):

Ilona sighed. “Terek, I don’t seem to be like any of your other vampires.”

She was right.

“I have thousands of vampires, Ilona. You’ve just seen the ones who live here.”

“Are they all women?”

Shaking his head, he laughed. “No. Not all of them. Does that matter?”

He saw it did matter by the way her bottom lip quivered ever so slightly. “Ilona, what’s wrong?”

She closed her eyes and turned away so he couldn’t see her face. “I’ve never been like this. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I barely know you and my head tells me I have every reason to hate you. I know this. But I’m consumed by jealousy at the thought of you with these women and thousands I haven’t even met.”

Terek stared silently at her, unsure of what to say. It was perfectly natural she would be attracted to him. Vampires were sensual beings, and the pull of a sire to a vampire was common. Everything she was experiencing was exactly as it should be.

Before he could tell her this, she turned toward him. “I don’t want to feel this way toward someone who doesn’t feel anything for me.”

The shame in her voice bothered him. Why did she think he felt nothing for her?

“I care about you as I care for all my vampires.”

That wasn’t exactly the truth. In fact, he cared much more for her after only such a short time.

“Chattel. Or worse, as a plaything. Somehow you’ve made me care for you, and I’m simply the latest addition to your collection.”

“Ilona, you’re not a plaything or part of a collection. I didn’t choose to sire you. You were dying because of another vampire’s choice and begged me to save you.”

“Even worse then. I’m a mistake you’re saddled with.”

Terek winced at the pain of her words. Mistake. She believed she was unwanted and unloved. She had no idea the effect she had on him and how much he struggled against the growing feelings for her inside him.

He let his desire control him and leaned toward her, taking her in his arms. A need to feel her mouth yielding to his overtook him, and he kissed her hard, needing her to understand how much he wanted her.

But she didn’t yield. Instead, she met his desire with her own, snaking her tongue past his lips to tease the tip of his tongue. Such a common act he’d experienced countless times before with women now excited him more than he could believe, and his cock sprang to life, pressing hard against his hipbone.

She tasted like some exotic fruit Jasmine seldom found at the market—a treat he rarely got to enjoy but relished so much more when he could. She clung to him by the neck as she pressed her body to his, leaving him in no doubt as to what she wanted.

He wanted it too.

“Ilona…” He stopped, unsure what he’d wanted to say as she slid her hand down the front of his pants.

Looking at him, her eyes wide, she said, “No, don’t say anything. I need this. I don’t want to think about who you are with the others. Even if you have to pretend, then pretend. Just let me have something about being a vampire that brings me happiness.”

Her hand felt like silk as she slid it up and down his stiff cock, grazing the tip just enough to make his hips come up off the bed. His mind was nowhere else but right there with her.

Groaning his desire for more, he tugged a fistful of hair, pulling her head so she looked into his eyes. “No pretending.”

About the AuthorGabrielleBisset-Photo

Gabrielle Bisset’s first book was released in June 2011, and since then readers have fallen in love with her paranormal stories with just the right amount of history thrown in. From her own creations, the Aeveren, to her vampires of the Sons of Navarus series, Gabrielle blends the genres of urban fantasy and paranormal romance in her own unique way. Her stories are sexy and smart, transporting the reader to another world.

When she’s not writing, she loves to relax with family and friends making great food and memories. Find out more about Gabrielle and her books at http://gbisset.blogspot.com/.

Connect with Gabrielle Bisset

Website: http://www.gabriellebisset.com/

Blog: http://gbisset.blogspot.com/

Sons of Navarus Website: http://sonsofnavarus.weebly.com/

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gabrielle-Bisset/135134056553049

Sons of Navarus FB Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/SonsOfNavarusSeries

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gabriellebisset

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/gabriellebisset/

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour schedule Link

Determination to the Tenth Degree

Determination to the Tenth Degree.

via Determination to the Tenth Degree.

 

I think she read my post from last week.  Eek…

 

I’m embarrassed now but what she has to say makes sense.  Just don’t want to come off as a Promo Wo in social media.  :)

 

Later,

 

Harlie Williams

Quality in E-Publishing

Quality in E-Publishing.

via Quality in E-Publishing.

 

Great post about the quality of editing with publishers from Jill Noble.

A question for authors and readers…

News, sorry its been too long

He’s pretty, isn’t he?

Okay, that wasn’t the question, sorry but feel free to comment.  :)

Here’s the question:

For readers:  What draws you to read a book?  Length?  Cover?  Blurb?  Author name?

For authors:  When you were a debut author, what got readers to your book?

The reason I’m asking these questions is because hardly anyone is reading my debut.  I know, I know, its been out a month and it takes awhile for people to find it.  I’ve already heard these from authors…you need a back list, don’t worry about your debut, concentrate on your next book, promo, promo, promo, did you have a mentor when you wrote the book (no I did not), have you joined a writer’s blog (tried but I’ve been rejected more times than I can count).

That’s all well and good and great advice but consider these facts that I have realized:

1.  No one pays that much attention to me on FB or Twitter, so any and all promo that I have done is ignored.

2.  I have/had ARC copies of my book and no one wanted them.

3.  I realize that my book is only 20 pages, it won’t win the Pulitzer but I’m proud of it.

4.  I know that most reviewers are backed up.  It happens, trust me.

5.  I know that the playing field is crowded out there with books, so I’m not sure how to stand out.

6.  I don’t have a posse.  Maybe I should get one…

You are probably thinking that I have sour grapes and in some respects I do.  It hurts when you do something that most people wouldn’t dream of doing, you are proud of it and it seems that no one cares.  It hurts that I have done everything right so far and nothing.  Nada…zip…crickets chirping.

Well, I know that there are people who have read it and liked it.  In fact I was told that I actually mislead them into thinking it was just hot and spicy and its more than that.  ;)

I have two blog tours that will start next month and I will post every day where I am for that day.  Hopefully, people will find me on the tours and want to read the book.  It’s all I can hope for now.

Have a great weekend y’all.

Blood Betrayed, a Sons of Navarus Novel by Gabrielle Bisset – Blog Barrage/Giveaway

bloodbetrayed-barragebanner

Giveaway Info:  Prize is a $5 Amazon GC and swag pack from Sons of Navarus series (bookmarks, cover flats, trading cards). Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Jan 29. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  Rafflecopter Link is at the bottom of the post.  Good luck.

Blood Betrayed (Sons of Navarus #2)

by Gabrielle Bisset

Erotic Paranormal Romance (Action)

Self-Published/Indie

Heat Level: Sizzling

Word Count: 63,000

Available at…

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Betrayed-Sons-Navarus-ebook/dp/B0084U9OT6/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-betrayed-gabrielle-bisset/1110946275

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/blood-betrayed-sons-navarus/id566343081?mt=11

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Blood-Betrayed-Sons-of-Navarus/book-ptv2y0DeyU29FiDUjiQRZA/page1.html

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/239326

 

Blurb

I am everything forbidden. I am vampire.

Haunted by betrayal, Saint hides in the human world, giving his heart to no one and finding the only solace from his past in the arms of human women. Now as the Archons begin their takeover of the vampire world, this Son of Navarus has been marked for death.

Summoned to defeat the Archons by the world that shunned him, Saint must face his past and Solenne, the woman he loved and lost a century ago, for only in accepting her will his body and soul finally find salvation.

Reviews

“I just can’t say enough good things about this book. Gabrielle Bisset has another hit on her hands!”5 Hearts (Riverina Romantics)

“There were so many plot twists in this story! This is a fantastic series and I can not wait to read the next book!”5 Rating/An Alpha Howl (Bitten By Paranormal Romance)

“The second Sons of Navarus book, Blood Betrayed, picks up where Blood Avenged left off and does it ever pick things up. In this second book, the war with the Archons is in full swing, and another Son is in danger. This is as much a must read as Blood Avenged is. Definitely, this is a New Favorite!”5 Books (The Enchanted Book)

Book Trailer

http://youtu.be/wZOjFAbTqSQ

Excerpt #2 (Adult):

Solenne sat with her head in her hands at the kitchen table, her bruised arms the evidence of her sacrifice. Saint lightly ran his finger over the purple mark where he suspected the Archon had brutally misused her and cringed in anger at the look of pain he saw in her eyes when she looked up at him.

A growl escaped from his lips and his fangs slammed down into his mouth. “Who did this?”

Pushing past him, she shook her head. “Don’t. If this is what I have to endure to keep you safe and help the Sons defeat those bastards, then I do it willingly.”

“Tell me who did this, Solenne. I owe him.”

She spun around to face him, and the pained sound in her voice made him hate himself. “Why? So you can make everything I’ve done meaningless? So you can get yourself killed?”

Before he could answer, she was gone, but he’d seen the tears in her eyes. Anger mixed with the need to protect her, churning his gut into knots until he had to see her.

He had to let her know what she’d done wasn’t meaningless.

Her door was open, and she stood with her back to him. Already out of her clothes, she wore only a tank top and boy shorts that clung to every perfect curve on her body. His cock stiffened as his eyes took in the sight of her gorgeous legs. Long and lean, they were the kind of legs a man loved wrapped around him as he slid in and out of her wet cunt.

“Solenne,” he said almost in a whisper to not startle her, but it didn’t work. She spun around with her arms covering her full breasts that strained against the thin fabric of her tank top, but she couldn’t cover the bruises along her collarbone and across her shoulders.

Obviously inflicted that night, their redness had begun to fade to a deep purple where fingers had pressed roughly into her tender skin. Solenne saw the look of shock he didn’t try to hide from his eyes and scrambled to grab a shirt from the back of a nearby chair.

“What is this?”

“Nothing. Just leave it be.”

Saint took the shirt from her hand and threw it on the bed. “No.” Dipping his head, he softly pressed his lips to the darkest bruise on her left shoulder. Fucking Archon!

Gingerly, he ran his fingers over her skin, gently touching each bruise before raising his head to look at her.  “Solenne, I promise you here and now I’m going to kill the one who did this. I’ll drain him drop by drop until he begs for the release a stake will bring.”

Eyes wide with tears looked up at him, their blue color pale and watery. “Saint, don’t touch me like this if you don’t mean it.”

He meant it. He’d meant it in every dream he’d had of finally returning to her. Taking her face in his hands, he kissed her long and deep, drinking in the delicious taste of the lips he’d missed for so long.

God, he’d yearned to once again feel the touch of her skin next to his! Year upon year of lonely nights interrupted only by pale replacements ebbed from his memory now as his hands once again learned of the woman he’d always loved.

Solenne molded to him, setting his senses ablaze. His body craved to join with her, to finally reclaim that piece of his heart lost so painfully nearly a century ago. He slid his hands under her shirt to her breasts and worshipped them—their fullness in his palms, their deep pink tips pebbled from desire that begged for his mouth’s attention.

“Come.”

Taking her hand, he led her to the shower. “Don’t move.” A quick twist of the faucet handle and warm water streamed down from the showerhead.

“Do I look like I need a shower?” she asked in a teasing tone as he slipped the tank top over her head.

Saint looked down at her sexy mouth as he slid his thumbs under the waist of her shorts. “Always fighting me.”

Crouching in front of her, he slid the shorts down her legs and off her feet. Eye level with her pussy, he looked up and licked his lips. “I hope you don’t plan on fighting me now.”

He didn’t wait for a reply before he drew his finger up her wet slit. Solenne’s eyebrows knitted and she bit her lip. Her eyes slowly closed and tiny moans filled his ears.

“Don’t close your eyes. Watch me.”


About the AuthorGabrielleBisset-Photo

Gabrielle Bisset’s first book was released in June 2011, and since then readers have fallen in love with her paranormal stories with just the right amount of history thrown in. From her own creations, the Aeveren, to her vampires of the Sons of Navarus series, Gabrielle blends the genres of urban fantasy and paranormal romance in her own unique way. Her stories are sexy and smart, transporting the reader to another world.

When she’s not writing, she loves to relax with family and friends making great food and memories. Find out more about Gabrielle and her books at http://gbisset.blogspot.com/.

Connect with Gabrielle Bisset

Website: http://www.gabriellebisset.com/

Blog: http://gbisset.blogspot.com/

Sons of Navarus Website: http://sonsofnavarus.weebly.com/

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gabrielle-Bisset/135134056553049

Sons of Navarus FB Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/SonsOfNavarusSeries

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gabriellebisset

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/gabriellebisset/

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule Link

Master Class by Cassandra Carr – Blog Barrage/Giveaway

masterclass-barragebanner

Giveaway Info:  Prize is a $10 gift card to an eBook retailer of winner’s choice. Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Jan 27. Must be
18 years of age or older to enter.  Rafflecopter link is at the bottom of the post.  Good luck!

Master Class

by Cassandra Carr

Erotic Contemporary Romance

Published by Loose Id

Released on December 11, 2012

Heat Level: Sizzling

Word Count: 47,000

Warning: This book contains graphic sex scenes, including BDSM.

Blurb

Ryan Tomasi feels like a failure. His marriage is officially over; the ink dried on the divorce decree. His friend Jack introduces him to BDSM and he agrees to attend a Halloween party at a club. A submissive approaches him, offering herself, and how can he refuse the kneeling beauty? They do a whirlwind scene and Ryan is addicted—both to dominance and to her.

Lisette Rinaldo is returning to the BDSM club for the first time since ending a bad relationship with her former master. She spots Ryan and is taken by the combination of self-assurance and nervousness the man displays as he takes in his surroundings. And after he gives her an incredible re-introduction to the lifestyle, she knows she needs to see the man again.

Ryan and Lisette explore each other and the lifestyle, but what started out as playtime quickly evolves into something more. The problem? Ryan isn’t ready to get serious again and Lisette doesn’t want to fall in love with a guy who can’t give all of himself to her. Both of them are going to have to break out of the bonds holding them back from happiness.

Available at…

Loose Id: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/a-f/cassandra-carr/master-class.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Master-Class-ebook/dp/B00AMPWSDU/

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-masterclass-1026293-147.html

Excerpt #1

Lisette squirmed under his scrutiny. For a self-confessed novice Dom, he had the look down, that was for damn sure. “Can I say one thing not related to our current discussion, sir?”

Both eyebrows rose. “Of course.”

“You’re really good at that whole ‘staring a sub down’ thing.”

Ryan threw back his head and laughed. “I’m a professor. That’s the same look I use with wayward students.”

“A professor, huh?”

“Yes.”

He grinned, and Lisette was sure she was going to leave a wet spot on her harem pants if he kept that up. Woo boy.

What would it be like to be bent over his knee right in his classroom as he applied his large hand or a ruler to her bared ass? Would he do it in front of the rest of the students? Would he make her stand in the corner with her spanked ass on display afterward? Her pussy flooded, and she shifted.

“Lisette.”

His tone snapped her back to reality. “I apologize, sir.”

“We might have to work on that tendency to let your attention wander.”

“Yes, sir.” She nodded quickly.

“I asked you what you needed from tonight. I don’t like repeating myself.”

“I like to be spanked, sir. I haven’t been in a while, and I need one.”

“And how hard do you like to be spanked? I’m sorry if I’m asking a lot of questions, but as I said, I’m new to this, and I don’t want to hurt you.”

Risking censure, she reached up to touch his arm before pulling away. “It’s fine. I’d rather you asked the questions than muddled along, feeling uncomfortable. As far as how hard?” She shrugged. “You can spank me to tears. Like I said, I do like some pain.” She chewed the inside of her cheek, trying to decide if she wanted to admit what she was thinking. Deciding it was better to be honest with Ryan, she asked, “Would you like me to tell you what I was thinking about a little while ago when my attention wandered, sir?”

He reached up and brushed a strand of hair away from her face. “Sure.”

The words came out in a rush. “I was imagining being in your class, and you calling me out of my chair. You make me come to the front of the class and get over your knee. You bare my ass, even though there are other students there, and then pick up a ruler and start to spank me.”

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule Link

About the Authorcarr-authorphoto

Cassandra Carr is a multi-published, award-winning erotic romance writer with Ellora’s Cave, Siren, Sybarite Seductions and Loose Id who lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on Twitter. Cassandra’s book Caught was recently named Best BDSM Book 2011 by LoveRomancesCafe and Impact was named BDSM Book of the Month for May 2012 by BDSM Book Reviews.

For more information about Cassandra, check out her website at http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com, “like” her Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCassandraCarr or follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr.

Refuge Inc. by Leslie Lee Sanders – Blog Barrage

refuge-barragebanner

Giveaway Info:  Prize is an eBook copy of both “Before the Darkness (Refuge, Inc. #1)” and “Amid the Darkness (Refuge, Inc. #2)”. Contest is tour-wide, open
internationally and ends Jan 28. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  Rafflecopter link is at the bottom of the post.  Good luck!

Before-Cover

Before the Darkness (Refuge Inc. #1)

by Leslie Lee Sanders

M/M Post-Apocalyptic Romance

Self-Published/Indie

Released on July 1, 2012

Heat Level: Steamy

Word Count: 45,000

Blurb

After an asteroid strikes Earth, a series of violent earthquakes destroy secluded Phoenix and leave survivor Elliot struggling to stay focused in the bleak aftermath. And then he meets fellow survivor Adam. Together, the two search for reliable shelter and other survivors while distant murky clouds fast approach. Their hunt for shelter leads them down an alternate path when they find spray painted symbols directing them to a mysterious place: Refuge Inc.

As ominous clouds slowly shut off all light to their devastated world, they are forced to come to terms with their pasts and their growing attraction for each other.

Neither thought their pasts and personal crises would affect their ability to endure the horrors they’re forced to live through. Neither thought they would be drawn so close to one another in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe. By working together, can they continue to survive? Or will the mystery of Refuge Inc. cause diverse expectations and lead them to decisions that further threaten their lives?

WARNING: Contains explicit male-male sexual practices, graphic language, some violence and brief descriptions of the dead.

 

Excerpt

“See that dark color on the horizon?” Adam pointed to the east, suddenly looking somber. “That’s a wall of smoke, ash, dust and who knows what else, and it’s coming our way.”

“What? What do you mean?” A bit of panic began to stir in Elliot’s stomach like a bowl of his mother’s spicy and overly greasy chili. He’d thought the worst was over.

“Ever heard of impact winter?” Adam’s green eyes pierced his and neither moved. “What’s headed for us isn’t good. We’re gonna have to take shelter somewhere and fast before it blocks out all light and it gets so dark we won’t be able to tell which way is up. Can’t run from it either,” he added, as if predicting Elliot’s next question. “Been watching it for a couple hours now and it’s moving pretty fast.”

“What do you mean it’s going to get dark?” He knew he looked like a wide-eyed idiot, but he didn’t care much about his appearance at the moment.

“Let me put it this way. Once the sun sets we’re not gonna see it rise for quite some time. That wall of soot headed our way is so thick it will block out the sun. It will take months, maybe years, for all the crap to fall down.”

“Are you sure?” He dipped his eyebrows suspiciously. “How do you know all this?”

“When those assholes finally told us that an asteroid might hit, I went looking for info about anything to do with asteroids hitting Earth and that’s what I found out. We need to find some shelter.”

Elliot looked at the dark grey horizon. Indeed, the cloud of unnerving darkness grew bigger, wider, closer. His heart dropped, it sank in the pit of his stomach like a ton of concrete rubble. “We’re not going to make it, huh?” He gulped, suddenly feeling defeated. Panic. “What’s the point in finding shelter when we’re not gonna live to see the sun again?”

Adam grabbed his hand, gave it a gentle squeeze and let it loose before Elliot realized it had happened. The friendly squeeze hadn’t been part of his imagination. A look of sincerity and concern painted Adam’s handsome face. “I was beginning to think the same thing and then I saw you. Like I said, two heads are better than one.”

Buy Links

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008H7HHVS

ARe:  https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-beforethedarkness-835956-145.html

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/before-the-darkness-leslie-lee-sanders/1111947219

Amid-Cover

Amid the Darkness (Refuge Inc. #2)

by Leslie Lee Sanders

M/M Post-Apocalyptic Romance

Self-Published/Indie

Released on December 1, 2012

Heat Level: Sensual

Word Count: 45,000

Blurb

Weeks after an asteroid strikes Earth, hurling Elliot and Adam into a fight for their survival, the two take shelter in an underground compound known as Refuge Inc. Shaking their past seems impossible as it comes back to haunt them, weakening the foundation of their relationship. Elliot, hung up on guilt over his former actions, tries to right his wrongs which leads him face-to-face with the troubling secrets of the compound. Adam’s run-in with the enigmatic prophet makes him question Refuge Inc. and the survivors’ future.

Working together to uncover the mysteries of Refuge Inc. not only reveals much about the sunless world beyond the compound walls, but exposes the truth about the compound’s occupants … including themselves.

If their haunting pasts continue to dominate, it will steer them directly into a miserable future and their companionship will forever suffer.  Either way, they are forced to prepare for the ultimate fight for survival. Can they fight together and make it out on top?

WARNING: Contains graphic language, some violence and brief descriptions of the dead.

Excerpt

When the heavy, rusted metal door to the compound closed, Adam knew it would be closed for good, trapping him and a couple hundred people underground and away from the devastation on the other side.

The word trapped came to mind only because it perfectly described the claustrophobic feeling that overwhelmed him. He’d thought he’d gotten used to being in such close quarters with so many injured and frightened people. He was wrong. For nearly a month, it never really felt like the salvation he heard on so many people’s tongues.

He made his way through a crowd of people who stood crying, praying and staring at the thick latched door as if they were attending a funeral, mourning the loss of their previous lives. For many, that was exactly what was happening. For others—the women and men in fine clothing who looked as if they harbored every necessity they could ever need—Adam was sure it was the beginning of a new life. The glass half full concept.

The skin on Adam’s arm itched under its cast, but he distracted himself by touching the cold metal door with his good hand, a silent goodbye to the hellish world beyond the barrier, a world so familiar yet altered.

A warm hand on his shoulder stole Adam’s attention. He pivoted to stare into worried brown eyes with eyelashes that fluttered uncontrollability like a small winged insect. He smirked.

“What are you doing?” Elliot glanced over his shoulder repeatedly, paranoid. “These people are gonna go nuts any minute and try to knock that door down all at once. You’re asking to be trampled. Come on.”

He allowed Elliot to grab his hand and pull him to the back of the crowd and down the hall which led to Pod 4. The long metal corridor echoed with the sound of their footsteps as they made their way to the large shell shaped area at the end.

“The speakers said we’ll have to get used to our own pods and—”

“I know what the speakers said.” Out of the six rooms in the pod, Elliot pulled Adam to the first room on the left and pushed the metal door open. It creaked and whined on its hinges, and echoed back through the corridor. “I’d like to know who’s behind all of these stupid messages before I start obeying them.”

Buy Links

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AG9XD3G

ARe:  https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-amidthedarkness-997900-143.html

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amid-the-darkness-leslie-lee-sanders/1113880663

About the AuthorSanders-AuthorPhoto

The author of several books of fiction and fiction with spice, Leslie Lee Sanders resides in Queen Creek, Arizona, with her husband and three daughters. She’s known for writing erotic romance, mostly in the gay and ménage categories, and recently plunged into writing deep, dark romantic sci-fi with her post-apocalyptic and dystopian series, Refuge Inc.

Contact Links

Website:  http://www.leslieleesanders.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/#!/leslieleesandersAuthor

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LeslieLSanders

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/517547.Leslie_Lee_Sanders

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule Link

A Summer’s Siege by Samantha Holt – Blog Barrage

summersiege-barragebannerA Summer Siege

by Samantha Holt

Historical Romance (Action)

Self-Published/Indie

Published on July 1, 2012

Heat Level: Steamy

Word Count: 48,000

Available at:

Amazon (US)http://www.amazon.com/A-Summer-Siege-ebook/dp/B008MB4MJ4

Amazon (UK)http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Summer-Siege-ebook/dp/B008MB4MJ4

Blurb:

1216 England

 

The country is torn apart by a rebellion as the French invade. Reunited after five years, Madeline and Tristan find themselves caught up in the war and in a fight to save their love.

Tristan is thrilled when the girl that he has loved, and missed, for five years returns to him, but the time apart has changed Madeline and she feels herself incapable of depending upon another. Can Tristan convince her otherwise?

As the French close in upon them, Madeline has to summon the courage to fight for her home, her country and for a love lost. Will she succeed or will their love and lives become another casualty of the rebellion?

Book Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9jxtWgQm2Q

 

Excerpt #1:

Tristan thrust a hand into Madeline’s hair and pressed a determined kiss to her mouth. Seizing her helm, he rammed it onto her head.

“Stay safe, wife.”

“And you, husband.” She grinned at her words, partly from joy and partly to cover the trepidation that descended upon her as she was greeted by the sights and sounds of impending battle.

A soldier handed him his shield and, with a last anxious look at her, he nodded and threaded his way through the men steadily filling the space behind the wall.

Making her way to the wall, she noted the smoke thickening. The hiss of arrows startled her as they emerged from the fiery grey cloud and she ducked instinctively as they rained over the wall and into the bailey. Screams sounded out as the arrows hit home but most of the soldiers were ready with their shields above their heads, more used to the noises of war than she. Madeline desperately searched out Tristan and was relieved to see him unharmed.

Stones arced over the wall, landing with a smash and kicking up debris. Leaning over the battlements, she could see the French assembling, awaiting the moment they could storm the inevitable breach. To her eyes, it seemed as though there were enemy soldiers as far as the eye could see and she wondered how on Earth they could hold the keep against such odds.

Taking her cue from the crossbowmen either side of her, she began to fire into the mob. Aware she had a limited number of arrows; she took her time lining up each shot. The crossbows were deadly and accurate but their reload time was slow while she could be quick if needs be. However, while they had a stockpile of bolts, she had only what she could carry.

She successfully felled many a foe, the sharp tips of her arrows embedding themselves into necks and chests, and managed to avoid being struck herself. Most returning arrows went wide, plunging down into the bailey. A rock smashed into the wall, not two paces from her, and it skimmed across the top, taking a crossbowmen and a chunk of wall with it, coating her in dust.

As she coughed and rubbed at her grit filled eyes, she became aware of a shudder beneath her feet. The trembling increased and, glancing wildly around, she noticed a fissure forming in the eastern tower of the gate. With a sudden rumble the base of the tower fell away and the entire thing crumbled before Madeline’s disbelieving eyes. The tower disintegrated, taking men with it and crushing anyone unfortunate enough to be close by. A huge cloud of powdered stone kicked up, obscuring the vision of the waiting armies and covering everyone in a cloying film of dirt.

About the Author:

Samantha Holt resides in Warwickshire, England, with her twin girls, having followed her soldier husband around the UK for nearly 10 years. Growing up in Hampshire, she was inspired by the authors Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell, both of which lived and wrote only miles from her home town.

Samantha loves the romance genre and has been devouring romantic literature for as long as she can remember. History is another passion of hers and she loves to combine her love for history and romance in exciting and passionate tales.

Her books include the bestselling novel, The Crimson Castle and The Angel’s Assassin.

 

Connect with Samantha Holt:

http://www.samanthaholt.org.uk/

http://samanthaholtauthor.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.facebook.com/romanticfiction

Tour Link

Something New, Something Naughty Blog Hop, January 10th-13th

something-new-something-naughty-blog-hop-banner

Okay peeps.  Sorry for the late post.  Had a sick kid throwing up all night.  Yea me and the hubs.  Anywoos…my debut short released on December 26, 2012 and I thought I give you a taste of it.

But first I must tell you about the prizes that are being give away from Lisabet and Jennifer.

One lucky winner will receive the grand prize of a $60 gift certificate to EdenFantasys.
eden-fantasys-banner

Two other winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to their choice of the following book sites: AmazonAll Romance eBooksBarnes & Noble, or Total-E-Bound.

ALL COMMENTS ACROSS THE BLOG HOP WILL BE COUNTED AS ENTRIES TOWARDS WINNING THESE THREE GIFT CERTIFICATES, SO BE SURE TO VISIT ALL OF THE PARTICIPATING AUTHORS! WE HOPE YOU ALL HAVE FUN!

Now for my prize…a ebook copy of my debut The Couple.  I have all formats, so no worries.  Here’s the excerpt I promised you:

Excerpt (PG-13 for language)

“What’s a girl like you doing at a bar like this?” he asked.

Her voice was a purr, like a cat well satisfied with its stolen pitcher of cream. “I’m looking for someone special.”

Hoping that she meant him he asked, “Did you find him yet?”

“Maybe.” The glint in her eye told him he was definitely in the running.  However, I’m not looking to hook up with just any old cowboy.  He must be able to go the full eight seconds and come back for more.”  She eyed him from head to toe.  “Think you can handle that?”

Oh, I can most definitely handle you sweetheart.

Not wanting to seem too eager he replied, “I’m not sure but I’m willing to try.”

“Do or do not.  There is no try.”  He struggled not to let his grin escape.  The fact that she was trying to seduce him made his dick twitch.

“Let’s just say I’m looking to burn off some pent up frustration. A little excess energy.  And I’ve got plenty to burn.”

The way she shivered at his words, he knew he almost had her.  He winked as she licked her crimson lips and blew out a small breath.  Damn what this woman is doing to him.

He pushed her knees apart with his left leg and was rewarded with the amazing scent of her arousal.  The knowledge she was wet for him had him close to going off in his jeans.

Houston, we have lift-off!

“Why don’t you have a seat cowboy and we’ll talk about it.”

She gasped when he shocked her with a brush of his lips against hers; fighting with everything he had not to deepen the kiss.

Patience, patience.

He would play her game for the moment but sooner or later, she would be his.  Tied up and begging for more.

He asked her, “Now about that eight second ride?”

Adriana Kraft
Adriana Kraft
Alisha Paige/Ruby Vines
Addicted to Genre Bending
Ann Cory
Ann Cory
Cassandra Carr
Hot Blogging with Heart
Cherie Noel
Great Expectations
Diane Thorne
Diane Thorne – Erotic Romance Author
Donna George Storey
Sex, Food, and Writing
Donna Michaels
Romaginative Fiction-Donna’s Dish
Elise VanCise
Gladiator’s Pen
Harlie Williams
Harlie Williams, Writer
Helena Harker
Open the Door to Your Fantasies
Jennifer
Wright

Jennifer
Wright’s Blog
Justus Roux
Where Love and Erotic Know No Boundaries
Kayelle Allen
Unstoppable Heroes
Kelli
Scott

Lip
Service
Kendall McKenna
Love and Dog Tags
Lisabet Sarai
Beyond Romance
Lisa Carlisle
Lisa Carlisle’s News
Lyndi Lamont
Lyndi’s Love Notes
M. S. Spencer
M. S. Spencer Tale Spinner
Marie
Sexton

Marie
Sexton
May Water
May Water’s Erotica
Michelle Moon
Ink Dipped Moon
Mona Karel
Mona Karel
Blog
Naomi Bellina
Naomi Bellina Adventurous Erotic Romance
Nicole Morgan
Bringing Passion To Life
Rose Anderson
Calliopes Writing Tablet
Roz Lee
Roz Lee
S. Dora
S. Dora
Sapphire Phelan
Sapphire Phelan’s Passion Corner
Stormie Kent
Stormie Kent’s Musings
Suz deMello
Fearless, Fast-paced Fiction
Synithia Williams
Synithia Williams
Victoria Pinder
Victoria Pinder Romance Author
Virginia Nelson
Virginia Nelson, Author

Blurred Expectations by Carrie Ann Ryan – Book Blitz

carrie ann BE

Blurb:

Hannah Jamenson has babies on the brain. It seems that her sisters-in-law are expanding their family in the blink of an eye, but Hannah  feels left behind. Every time that little test reads negative a little part of her dies and she feels like her Healing powers are failing her. Her mates, Josh and Reed, are doing everything they can to help her deal with their trials and losses, but they too feel like there is nothing they can do.

Just when the lines of what they mean to each other go out of focus, an enemy from Josh’s past is back to prove the things that go bump in the night are real and everything they had held dear is now in jeopardy. In order to fight back and find their way, they’ll need to put everything on the line before they lose it all.

Author’s Note: This is a novella set between books 4 and 5 to give you a taste of Reed, Josh, and Hannah. It is best that you have already immersed yourselves in the Redwood Pack world, however even new readers will enjoy a glimpse of the Redwood’s favorite triad.

Order Links:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AU4WG26/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blurred-expectations-carrie-ann-ryan/1114037860?ean=2940016133485

Are: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-blurredexpectations-1035394-139.html

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Blurred-Expectations/book-ImcrNKcRbEK1BH6IYLaPhA/page1.html?s=afLRh-I3ZkKIDL_bdR-ATw&r=1

A little about Carrie Ann:

Carrie Ann Ryan is a bestselling paranormal and contemporary romance author. After spending too much time behind a lab bench, she decided to dive into the romance world and find her werewolf mate – even if it’s just in her books. Happy endings are always near – even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.

Carrie Ann’s Redwood Pack series is an bestselling series that has made the shifter world even more real to her and has allowed the Dante’s Circle and Holiday, Montana series to be born. She’s also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She loves meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens.

Carrie Ann loves hearing from readers. You can find her at:

Website | Facebook  | Goodreads | Twitter: @CarrieAnnRyan

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,493 other followers