Monthly Archives: May 2014
Amazon – B&N – All Romance
Synopsis: For five years, Leah has been known as the fame whore who screwed Kevin Grayson, son of Hollywood royalty, as a step up the ladder to stardom and then maliciously exposed footage of their most intimate moments to the world. Only Leah knows Kevin is the guilty one, using the public sympathy to advance his career and breaking her heart in the process.
Leah isn’t naïve anymore. She’s given up on romance, and she’ll do whatever necessary to prove she hasn’t been defeated. So when she needs another shot of notoriety to ensure the success of her new restaurant, at the same time Kevin needs some PR help of his own, she agrees to a crazy plan.
She can fake a two-week romantic vacation with Kevin, pretending to rekindle their relationship for the eyes of the world. And she can resist Kevin’s breathtaking sexiness, even in such close quarters. And she absolutely won’t fall for any of his lies.
Even when they start to sound like the truth…
About the Author: Noelle hand wrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.
She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.
Title: Shadow’s Moon
Author: Jami Gray
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
Even a wild heart can be broken…
A blonde, a brunette and a monster walk into a bar and all hell breaks loose.
It should have been the start of a bad joke, but days from a full moon Xander Cade, Tracker for the Northwest Motoki Pack, finds nothing funny about confronting an enraged Shifter in a crowded Portland nightclub filled with unsuspecting humans. The resulting carnage frays an already thin veil of secrecy shielding the supernatural Kyn community from public scrutiny, and ensures she can’t escape the one man she’s been determined to avoid, her Alpha and mate, Warrick Vidis. Dominating, protective and compelling, Warrick threatens her individuality like no other.
As the Northwest Alpha wolf, compromise isn’t in Warrick Vidis’s vocabulary, but when his reluctant mate, Xander Cade, refuses to leave off the hunt for a killer, he has no qualms using whoever or whatever necessary to protect her or his pack. A series of unusual deaths involving lone wolves, along with anonymous threats against him and his Pack, begin to jeopardize his normal steely control. Add in Xander’s continual reluctance to fully accept their Soul bond, and the line between intellect and instinct begins to blur, leaving him wondering if one woman’s love and acceptance will be enough to save both man and wolf.
As the danger escalates, threatening not just their Pack but those closest to them, Warrick and Xander must find a way to trust each other and accept their rare bond or risk losing everything-their pack, their friends and each other.
Jami Gray grew up on the Arizona-Mexico border, and was adopted at the age of 14 to suddenly become the fifth eldest of 37 children. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and three minors-History, English, and Theater. (Decision-making was not her forte at the time.) Shortly after marrying her techie-geek hubby (who moonlighted as her best friend in high school) she completed a Masters in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix Oregon.
Now, years later, she’s back in the Southwest where she’s outnumbered in her own home by two Star Wars obsessed boys, one Star Wars obsessed husband, and an overly-friendly, 105-pound male lab. Delving into the wild paranormal worlds where romance collides with suspense and Urban Fantasy is queen, manages to salvage her sanity. Or so we let her believe...
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Black Opal Books: www.BlackOpalBooks.com
Muse It Up Publishing: http://museituppublishing.com
Excerpt 1 (376)
The club’s lighting leaned heavily on a strobe effect, which guaranteed a rousing headache by the time the night was over. The snaps of brightness stung Xander’s eyes but she did her best to ignore it, trying to make out individual faces in the heavy crowd.
Needing to get an aerial view of the packed room, she found a lone empty chair sitting against the wall. Climbing up, she stood on tiptoe, stretching to see over the sea of bobbing heads. Between bursts of light, a disturbance in the rhythmic mass caught her attention. Two burly bouncers were making their way from the bar to the back of the club. Patrons stumbled out of their way, leaving a visible path. The bouncers pushed through with identical grim expressions. The strobe lights flashed off the taller one’s bald head, while his buzz-cut partner pointed toward something ahead of them. Following the gesture, Xander found Neil arguing with a pretty, honey-brown-haired young woman.
Xander tapped her earpiece. “Ryuu?”
“How long before you get here?”
“I’m almost there.” There was a pause. “You found him.”
“Oh, yeah. And it’s going to get ugly. Quick.” She watched the woman jerk away from the tall, lanky, dishwater blond, shaking her head. “I think I’ve found Sara, too.”
Xander jumped off her chair just as Neil reached out to snag the girl, fury evident in his bared teeth and curled hands.
“We’re out of time,” she told Ryuu, pushing her way through the dense crowd.
“Be careful.” Ryuu’s warning was lost as she hit a broad shouldered form in front of her. The answering bump knocked her hard enough she lost her earpiece. Screw it. Done being polite, she gave him a shove, sending him into the arms of his buddy as she continued toward the impending showdown at the back of the club.
Through the sea of gyrating bodies, she caught glimpses of the confrontation playing out. Sara was verbally ripping Neil a new one, while the club’s security duo drew closer to the arguing couple. Sara’s tirade wasn’t the reaction Neil had expected. Under the strobe lights, his face contorted into something not altogether human.
So much for keeping the existence of monsters on the down low from humans.
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“Why are you running scared?” Warrick’s question was stiff.
“Let me ask you something,” Xander said. When he gave a short nod, she continued. “Why did you bond us?”
“You were dying.” His voice was gruff, almost angry. “I—we need you.”
Need, not love. His choice of words scraped over her heart. “Need?” she asked around the tightness of her chest.
“If we lost you, the pack would be devastated.” “What about you, Warrick?” she whispered.
“An alpha can’t have a weakness, Xander,” he said, searing her with the brutal truth.
“So you consider a mate a weakness?” Oh, this was just getting better and better. Why had she thought she could make this relation- ship work?
“Did you forget what happened with Chavez?” he gritted out, rubbing the heel of his hand over his chest.
His movement had her realizing she was projecting her pain through their bond. Furious with herself, and with him, she reeled in her emotions. “Chavez’s mate was crazy.”
“He covered for her because he loved her, and now his pack is in upheaval.”
She wanted to punch him. “So it’s not a mate that you consider a weakness, but the emotion behind it?” she pushed.
“No,” he growled. “You should never give an alpha wolf someone of his own.”
Confusion momentarily overrode her anger. “Why?”
His lips thinned and his jaw tightened. “An alpha is the ultimate protector. Protection of our packs is a natural directive. We will do whatever is needed to protect what is ours. Even if they don’t want to be protected.”
“Even a mate?” She kept her tone careful as she began to get an inkling as to why he was so damned determined to keep his heart out of her reach.
“To protect a mate some would burn the world,” Warrick answered. “Even at the expense of our pack. Chavez is proof of that.”
“Warrick—” she started.
He snarled and ran a hand through his hair in obvious frustration. “My wolf recognizes you as our mate.” Possessiveness stormed down their bond confirming his words.
Mate. A deep thrill hummed through her at his claim, but her heart ached because there was more to it. Dreading his answer, she asked, “And the man?”
“Is torn.” His face was grim. “Claiming you protects and strengthens the pack, but increases the danger to you.” His and me was left unsaid.
“You think you can claim me, but keep me at arm’s length? As if that will somehow keep me safe?”
He didn’t answer, but she could feel the belief in his screwed up logic. She and her wolf took exception to his assumption, and there was no stifling her growl. “I don’t need you to keep me safe, Warrick. I need you to accept me for who I am.”
Feminine fury rose and burned against his male arrogance. Her challenge was the last straw. She practically heard his control break. With a snarl, he captured her hands in his, only then taking her lips with savage intensity. Ravaging her mouth, he took sharp bites of her lower lip before laving the stings with his tongue.
Excerpt 3 (524)
Warrick’s need to protect Xander was going to tear him apart.
She wanted a partner, not a protector. He was bonded to a warrior and not just any warrior, but one of the most lethal fighters in the Kyn community. She was a damn Wraith, a premier hunter of monsters. Dammit, he knew she could handle herself, but the animal prowling under his skin wasn’t easily calmed.
He reined his emotions in, locking them away from the connection he shared with Xander. He didn’t want her to see just how close he was to losing it. He forced his fingers to uncurl from the bedpost. Teasing her about the damn bet had given him a touchstone to keep the man in the driver’s seat, while covering his wolf’s desperate need for the reassurance of her touch.
He grabbed a pair of sweats from his dresser before stepping over the mangled nude body lying on the floor amongst shards of glass from the shattered window. He pulled the sweats on then picked up his cell phone from the nightstand and flicked on the lamp. The warm light pushed back the room’s shadows as he tucked his cell between his shoulder and ear then crouched next to the body.
On the fourth ring, Ryuu answered. “Yeah?”
“How soon can you make it to my house?” Warrick demanded.
There was a pause. “Fifteen minutes.”
“Good. I had some unexpected visitors tonight.” He turned the body over, inspecting it.
Ryuu snarled softly. “How many?”
“Three. Two wolves, one wizard.” Warrick studied the slack face, ignoring the gaping hole where a jugular once resided. Under the gore, the body bore numerous scars. Amidst the ragged claw marks were the tell-a-tale puckers of several bullet wounds.
“A wizard? Do you need me to arrange a meeting with Cheveyo?” Ryuu asked.
“No,” Warrick ground out.
The name of the most powerful witch in the Northwest had Warrick’s wolf surging against the man’s restraints. He picked his way through the miasma of emotion roiling under his skin. Was Cheveyo a threat? A soft growl vibrated across his spirit. A flash of Xander standing between a shadowy evil and Cheveyo seared his mind.
He pinched the bridge of his nose. This damn bond was driving him and his wolf crazy. “No,” he repeated. “Not just yet.”
Maybe there was something more going on than what he could see right now. Xander was safe downstairs with the dead wizard. Cheveyo was the logical choice to go to for information, but unease whispered through him.
“Warrick, whoever it was sent three against one,” Ryuu said. “They weren’t playing around.”
“Three against two,” he corrected.
There was a pause then, “Damn it, Vidis! Your woman’s gonna wipe out my bank account. She just couldn’t wait until the next full moon?”
Lifting his head, Warrick adjusted the cell. “You were betting on when we’d have sex?”
Ryuu chuckled softly. “Actually the whole pack has a pool going.”
Warrick shook his head, fighting the small grin tugging at his lips. “Get over here, Ryuu, and bring a couple of helping hands. Oh, and be prepared to pay up.”
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Choosing between her need to protect the man she loved and her desire to honor his trust was going to tear her apart. Either she followed every lead to protect her pack and alpha, or she bowed to her mate’s demands. Rubbing her fist against the dull ache in her chest, she admitted she was screwed either way.
The last time she put her emotions before duty the end results had cost the life of her best friend and her unborn cub. Memories pressed close—her friend’s tear-stained face as she cradled her stomach in a futile attempt to protect her unborn child from her mate, who’s sanity was lost to the feral nature of his wolf, and Xander, hesitating to do what needed to be done.
She brushed her fingers over the scars hidden under the ink on her face. Her wolf rose, offering what comfort she could, crowding the painful memories back so Xander could think. As Tracker, she knew what her decision had to be, but it left that hidden part of her raw and torn.
Gently, she closed the door on those softer emotions and took a deep breath. She was done letting her pack and her mate pay for her inability to make decisions. There was really no way to prepare for the fallout when Warrick found out. When he did, because there was no doubt he would find out, he would be furious. That she could handle. It was the other reactions he may not admit to that worried her. After demanding he be honest with her, did she have the right to ignore his concerns? Even if she was convinced it would keep him safe? Keep their pack safe? She reached out to her wolf, needing comfort and strength as she considered her options. Protection of their mate was paramount.
And if we lose him? She buried her face in the familiar fur of her wolf as she whispered the heart-rending question.
Her wolf’s answer was clear. Protect our mate.
Tears burned and her shoulders hunched as the dread in her stomach had bile rising. She was going to risk it all because the thought of harm coming to Warrick was more devastating than watching him walk out of her life.
Sucking in a breath, she shoved her emotions back, straightened her spine, then turned around. Hollow pride rose when her voice didn’t shake as she told Raine, “Fine. Let’s get this done.”
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You’re just down right evil, Mom,” Xander muttered.
Talon’s soft chuckle reminded Xander of all those times she and Ethan had thought themselves so smart, only to find out their mom was still a step ahead. “I may not have your dad’s sensitivity to scents, but it was a little hard to miss who you’ve been spending time with, dear.”
There was no fighting the blush that bloomed in her cheeks. “He’s fine,” she mumbled.
“Yes, he is,” her mom answered with a hum.
Horrified, she stared at her mother. “Oh gods, Mom! You’re mated!”
“Mated, not dead.” She took a sip of her coffee, her teasing grin fading as she set her cup on the table. “But you, sweetheart, are bonded to the most powerful male in the Northwest. I’m worried.”
Xander dropped her gaze to her cup, turning it in place on the table. Here, in the home she grew up in, safe with the mother who stood beside her through so much, she admitted, “So am I.”
“I’d be more concerned if you weren’t, baby,” her mother chided. “There’s a part of me that wishes you had chosen someone less…”
“Complicated?” Xander stopped her restless movement to look at her mom.
Talon shook her head. “No, I think dominant is the word I’m looking for.”
Xander didn’t bother to stop the small smile that broke through at her mother’s choice of word. “He’s an alpha, Mom. Dominant is one of the requirements for the job.”
“Yes, it is,” Talon answered. “But you put two strong-minded wolves together and no matter how much they love each other, some- one has to bend or they both break. I just don’t want to watch you break.”
A mix of resentment and love rose, leaving Xander floundering. She dropped her hands to her lap to hide her clenching fists. “I don’t break,” she said, pushing the words past her tight chest.
Something close to sympathy flashed over her mother’s face. “That wasn’t what I meant.”
“Then what did you mean?” Talon sighed. “Do you love Warrick?” Frowning, Xander sat back in her chair, crossing her arms across her chest. “That’s a stupid question, Mom. Of course, I do.”
“Do you love him enough to be the person he needs you to be?”
Confused, Xander blinked at her mom.
Author: Ashlynne Laynne
Publisher: Q-Rotic Press
Cover Art: Cora Graphics
Expected release: Fall 2014
BLOOD BEWITCHED (The Progeny Series #5)
“Nothing in life is a coincidence.”
Forces are aligning in Shauna Rousseau’s life. A gifted Wiccan warrior and unique true half-blooded vampire, she is fate personified with an incredible destiny to fulfill. The ultimate war between good and evil is brewing, a revolution that will change our world forever.
Sides are being chosen, but Shauna has some unfinished family business. With her siblings and husband by her side, the pregnant newborn travels to Louisiana to shake her family tree. Lies are uncovered that will irrevocably damage the siblings’ lives.
Everyone has a past. It’s time for Shauna Rousseau to face hers.
Other Novels of The Progeny Series
The Progeny (Book 1)
Blood Bonds (Book 2)
Blood Promise (Book 3)
Blood Reborn (Book 4)
Yearning: A Blood Reborn Novel (Book 4.5)
About Ashlynne Laynne
Ashlynne Laynne is a songwriter, poet and author of erotic paranormal and contemporary romance, who has always had a soft spot in her heart for vampires but grew tired of the garlic fearing, sun-loathing creatures of old. An avid horror movie fan, she tends to enjoy media and music that is of a younger, more eclectic nature. This was the catalyst for her writing The Progeny.
She loves writing on the edge—combining the erotica and romance genres—and thinks of Ascher and Shauna as the wicked, damned version of Romeo and Juliet. She is currently working on book six of her Progeny Series, book one of her upcoming Alterity Series, and several novella spin offs. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She juggles the hats of wife, mother, full time employee and part-time writer, hoping to write exclusively one day soon. Find and follow her online on Twitter.Check outherManic Readers page, Blog andWebsite, or leave a note in her Reader Email.
She lives in the Carolinas with her husband and son.
More About Ashlynne
Favorite Music Genres: Alt Rock, 90’s Grunge, Pop
Favorite Musical Acts: Maroon 5, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line, Adele, Rob Zombie, Robin Thicke, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Drake, Justin Timberlake
Favorite Movie Genre: Horror
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Authors: Stephen King, Anne Rice
Foods: Yogurt, Chocolate Milk, Chicken Alfredo
About The Progeny Series
At its core, The Progeny Series is simply about a man and woman who fall in love. The fact that he’s a half-blood (half-human, half vampire) and she’s a Wiccan human are secondary factors.
This series encompasses a family dynamic of which we’ve never seen.
The Rousseaus share a common mortal and immortal bloodline, but loyalty is the thread binding this vampire clan. Shauna and Ascher’s dissuaded love only strengthens the family bonds. Their unique union transcends bloodlines and completes the prophecy, defying the beliefs of centuries old covenants while shattering the wall between the Wiccan and vampire worlds that have existed for ages.
This series is erotic paranormal romance intended for adults and contains strong sexual content, adult sensuality, language and themes.
The Pendulum Files
CIA operative Dylan Maguire joins forces with psychic spy Vicki Boyd to find out who is bombing merchant vessels bound for the United States from China. Their mission will lead them to Black Sites, the high seas and into covert operations. And when an assassin escapes from prison determined to finish the job he started, they find their personal lives and their missions are about to collide in ways they never could have imagined.
Brenda was leaning her head against the window as if asleep and now she began to move her fingers ever so slightly toward the door handle. She kept her eyes on his reflection; he was focused on driving, his eyes locked on the road just as it had been before. Only his right hand was holding the steering wheel now; it had slipped to a three o’clock position.
A slight movement caught her attention; it was so subtle, she almost thought she’d imagined it. Then she spotted the glint of metal across his body, though the road still held his attention. Her fingers locked onto the door handle as the metal rose slightly up and away from his body. He turned his head as his left hand snapped forward.
She jerked the door open as the shot rang out. She felt something sharp and hot against her shin as she kicked herself away from the car. She tumbled onto the pavement before hitting the shoulder, the gravel feeling like a million razors slicing through her flesh. She heard her own voice as if it was disembodied, screaming as she forced herself to roll across the sharp gravel before plummeting down the incline, compelling herself to continue rolling even as she realized she’d been shot in the leg.
She heard the car’s brakes slamming, the tires squealing as the man struggled to bring the car to a stop. At seventy miles an hour, it should have taken the car further from her even as she rushed to escape. But when she came to her feet and looked back at the road, she estimated he was about three hundred feet further down the road—not far enough.
She ran toward the tree line, which now appeared too far away. As a second shot rang out, she knew his sights were set on her back, and she struggled to run straight, fighting the impulse to run opposite of him. It kept her profile smaller but when he shot a third and then fourth time, she could almost feel the bullets whizzing past her.
The third and fourth shots sounded increasingly louder and she knew he was running after her. Her breath was loud and labored, her blood pounding in her temples. Even as she drew closer to the shadows of the trees, she could feel herself slowing down. The adrenaline that propelled her down the slope and to her feet was fighting against the pain in her leg.
She could feel the blood oozing down her shin and pooling in her shoe, causing her to slip and slide along grass already slick with dew. Another shot rang out, whizzing so close to her hair that she thought it had passed through it.
She threw herself into the shadows, pushing herself beyond her leg’s endurance to keep going, to get into the pine forest, weaving and bobbing forward and eastward, away from the car, away from the interstate. Hopefully, away from him.
She wanted to stop; she wanted to pull some article of clothing off herself and wrap it around her shin to keep the blood in, to keep the flesh together, but she didn’t dare hesitate. She heard the branches cracking behind her; he was there and he was closing on her. Even as she propelled herself forward, she knew all he had to do was follow the movement of the branches ahead of him to know exactly where she was.
p.m.terrell is the pen name for Patricia McClelland Terrell, the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 20 books in five genres. A full-time author since 2002, Black Swamp Mysteries is her first series, inspired by the success of Exit 22 in 2008. The books include Exit 22, Vicki’s Key, Secrets of a Dangerous Woman, Dylan’s Song and The Pendulum Files. Vicki’s Key placed as one of four finalists in the 2012 International Book Awards. Her historical book, River Passage, won the 2010 Best Drama Award, and her romantic suspense, The Tempest Murders, placed as one of four finalists in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she founded and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. Her specialties were computer crime and computer intelligence and her clients included the CIA, Secret Service and Department of Defense. Computer technology often weaves its way through her contemporary suspense/thrillers.
She is also the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation and the founder of The Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair, an annual event to raise money for literacy campaigns. She also serves on the boards of the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library and the Robeson County Arts Council, and served as the first female president for the Chesterfield County/ Colonial Heights Crime Solvers.
Smashwords (all ebook formats): http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/412506
1.) Is writing your only profession? I’ve been very fortunate to be writing full-time since 2002. Prior to that, I founded and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. My specialty was computer crime and computer intelligence, themes that I have carried forward into my suspense books.
2.) Who was your favorite character to write? Why? I have two favorite characters, and I suppose Freud would have something to say about the fact that they’re both Irish men! In my Ryan O’Clery series, I write as Irish Detective Ryan O’Clery, who immigrated to North Carolina from Dublin. His character is completely different from mine and I find him utterly intriguing. I also enjoy writing Dylan Maguire’s character in the Black Swamp Mysteries Series. He is also completely unlike me but he’s different from Ryan O’Clery as well. My favorite book in that series is Dylan’s Song, in which Dylan returns to Ireland with his love interest, Vicki Boyd. It revealed his past, which is intricate and multi-layered.
3.) Who are some of your favorite authors? Debbie Peterson, Maggie Thom, Sandy Blair and L.L.Muir are among my favorites. My favorite books include the Haunting series by Erin Quinn, The Mummy by Anne Rice and the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters.
4.) What is your favorite writing snack you eat or drink while writing? I am a sucker for M&M’s! I make my own trail mix which consists of cocoa-dipped almonds (yes, they actually sell these gems!), mixed nuts with sea salt, cinnamon Chex, and M&M’s—and I go real heavy on those M&M’s!
5.) What makes you mad enough to want to throat punch a person? LOL Oh, that is a very easy question for me to answer: cruelty to children or animals. Nothing will make me see red faster!
6.) What is your favorite TV show? I have several. I love the originality of shows like Copper (which unfortunately is discontinued!), Grimm, and Sleepy Hollow. I also never miss an episode of Cosmos, which I find completely fascinating. I hope I’m alive when they find life on other planets.
7.) What would be your favorite vacation spot (with no money limitation)? Ireland. Actually, I would love to have a cottage in Ireland by the Irish Sea or the Atlantic where I could live much as Mrs. Muir did in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir—complete with the Captain!
To one Random commenter during the tour.
it better to have loved and lost or to have never loved at
successful and stylish, Autumn Jones believes in love. She believes
in the all-consuming, mind blowing enormity of love. She believes in
the euphoric state of loving and being loved. She believes in it
because she’s had it once. And when it was lost, she was
devastated, but she never stopped believing in the existence of love.
Unwilling to settle, she learned from the past and moved on with the
expectation that she’ll love again.
talented, and slightly jaded, Summer Wilson believes in sex. She
believes in the all-consuming, mind blowing enormity of good sex. She
believes that love exists, but Prince Charming does not. At least not
for her. She’s seen the downside of love—insanity, heartbreak,
infidelity, divorce—and she dates with the expectation that she
won’t ever subject herself to that type of vulnerability. Instead,
she chooses to love her family, her friends, and her work. And
although she enjoys the company of men, her heart is hers and hers
friends since elementary school, Autumn and Summer kick off the
summer by embarking on a dating experiment. Unfortunately, expecting
the unexpected doesn’t prepare them for what the dating world has
Be Dead By Tomorrow”
Still Beats For You”
We Had (Stays On My Mind)”
am a married event planner and life coach. My awesome friends and
family and my amazing husband make my life sweet. I love to have fun
and enjoy the life I’ve been blessed with. I love shopping and
football with equal fervor. I’m an amateur movie critic (i.e. my
husband and I watch and critique a lot of movies for fun). I love to
read and I enjoy sharing my love of books with anyone who will
listen. I love music. A good lyric with a good melody can paint a
vivid picture and invoke such a range of emotions. I have a soft spot
for most mediums of creative, artistic expression.
degrees in psychology, human services, and marriage and family
counseling, I have a unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit
of happiness. As an author, I combine an active imagination and life
experiences to create stories that are easily relatable and
intentionally intriguing. I want to offer you a peek into someone
else’s life and for you to get lost in their story, their trials,
their triumphs. My ultimate goal is to create a character or a story
that stays with you long after you’ve put the book down.
in a nutshell: I plan. I teach. I read. I write. I watch. I critique.
I shop. I play. I love.
know me is to love me.
The sad truth is that I’m not nearly as entertaining as fiction. *Wink* I am a thirty-seven year old stay at home writer, thanks to my incredibly supportive husband. We’ve been together for thirteen years and I still love waking up next to that sexy man. We lost our furry child recently, so we are childless at the moment. Our whole world revolved around her. Needless to say, I love animals, especially dogs. Okay, maybe not all animals, I’m not a super big fan of monkeys. Any animal that throws their feces kind of eeks me out. I may, or may not, have a problem with candy. I love any research that leads to Neiman Marcus’ online shoe department. Spreadsheets give me way more happiness than they should. I love to read, the dirtier the better. It all started with the naughty historical romances by Judith McNaught that I devoured as a teenager. I love reading about hot, sexy alpha males and heroines that are smart enough to live.
Son of Set (Descendants of Isis #2)
by Kelsey Ketch
Release Date: 05/02/14
Summary from Goodreads:
“. . . the Sons would never just let him go—alive.”
Seth O’Keefe has broken the laws of his god. He never thought he would sacrifice his own future to protect a Daughter of Isis. But when the Sons of Set discovered Natti is the Secret Keeper, he had no choice. Now, Seth and Natti are on the run from his father, who wants nothing more than to see Seth dead. With no allies, Seth turns to the Daughters of Isis for help, hoping they would protect Natti. But when they meet the Daughters, he discovers a secret that puts both their lives in more danger. Low on options, Seth sees only one possibility for survival. He must help Natti solve an ancient puzzle and find the secret name of Ra.
Natara “Natti” Stone is having a hard time swallowing the truth. She can’t believe what she has learned in the past twenty-four hours: Seth is a Son of Set blessed with charm; she is a Daughter of Isis blessed with a sliver of Ma ‘at; the locket her grandmother gave her holds an ancient Egyptian secret linking to Osiris and Isis. That along with being tortured and brutalized by the Sons of Set, she can hardly hold herself together. Thank God for Seth’s touch! That warm, tingling sensation that drowns it all out. Yet her heart struggles to stay focused. She must quickly embrace her destiny before the secret name of Ra falls into the wrong hands.
In book two of this series Natti and Seth have escaped Sean and are trying to just stay alive. They are running from Sean’s minions and getting closer. There are more secrets revealed and Natti help Sean find the good in hisself. I love how Sean is growing and becoming a better person thanks to the love he is starting to feel for Natti. I cant wait for the next book I really need to see where this is headed. I give it 4 fangs.
*Note: Content for Upper YA*
Daughter of Isis (On sale for $.99 during the week of the tour)
About the Author
During her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she’s writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes and Noble Café in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch’s Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate.Daughter of Isis is her debut novel.
For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.
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Angel Knight never knew anything was missing from his life. Not until one fateful night when he met her. She was fiery, beautiful, and he knew he had to make her his.
Breanna Hunt lived a normal life until rock star Angel Knight walked into her life. He made her a job offer that she just couldn’t refuse, but could she keep herself safe from his charms?
Angel does everything he could to make Breanna accept him as her mate, but with a rouge vampire starts killing people associated with Angel it isn’t easy. When the killer sets their sights on Brea, all bets are off.
“I beg you, hear me out. I have given up the peaceful life that I once knew to embrace a power I didn’t want, a title I don’t deserve, and a job I can’t handle. I have put my family, which loves me above all else, in danger. I have traveled half way across the world to see you and to beg you to not do this. I am standing here in front of you, half a man, willing to cut off my own arm, hell, both arms if that is what you want, and I am not leaving here empty handed. She is the other half of me. She is my heart, my soul, my everything. Life used to be okay before she became a part of it. When she and I met, I then knew what it was like to truly live. Now, life isn’t worth living unless she is a part of it. My chest is empty and cold because she belongs there. She has taken my heart with her and if you keep her, I will surely die. I beg of you, give my heart back to me. If you can’t, then I beg you to just kill me because I cannot, no, I will not, go forth into forever without her.”
Gage loves Serena, and Serena loves Gage. But Serena is promised to another, and her mother will not hear Serena’s pleas to stop the wedding. Gage will need to embrace his heritage, and use all his family’s exceptional skills to find a way to save Serena, and avoid all out war.
there comes along , once in a while, a book that you find is the middle of a series, this is book 5, and i have not read any of the others, although book 1 is languishing on my kindle and has been for some time. you start to read it, and think, will i miss anything?? will i not be able to follow the plot??? not so here. while it seems very much in keeping and following on from the other books, i DID NOT feel i missed out, or any information was lacking for the story to make sense.
i loved this book! having not read the rest, and the blurb not being very long, it does not give you any clue as to what these people are! we have vampires, dragons, witches, a cute dragon/vampire baby, a vampire/witch child wise beyond her years, wolves too! a whole gammon of paranormal creatures abound, making it one of the more exciting of that genre Ive read in a while. i loved this family’s interaction with each other. Leigh, particularly, made me laugh, as did baby Toni. Gage’s family did not know his secret, only his power (im not saying what it is) and they surprise him with their solidarity once they know, and once they realize that Gage is in pain, now that Serena has been spirited off to the other side of the world. it is written from many points of view, and i loved that, you get the whole picture, even from the Prince who Serena has been pledged to marry.
lots of sex, vampire mostly, but not explicit, and i am glad about that. dont get me wrong, i love a good down and dirty book, but this didn’t need it. it was HOT, yes sir, indeed, and i loved it!
i cant quite stretch it to 5 full fangs, but 4.75 instead.
I live in KY with my beautiful family which includes my children, my fiancé Greg, and two cats. When I am not writing, I enjoy the little things in life; a good book, a movie, going to a ball game, and watching my children do what kids do (usually the girls torturing my son in some creative way).
I love to both read and write paranormal books. For me, it is an escape from the real world that doesn’t come from anywhere else. When my characters talk, I listen. Someday soon, I hope to devote myself to writing full time.
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villagers will be awaiting my return, skulking in the shadows, desperate to
catch a glimpse of the walking dead girl. ~Ashlyn
love conquers nothing but fools. ~Delistaire
shouldn’t have chased the poor pirate all over the ship shooting light daggers
at him. ~Zane
you like a tour of this grand vessel, my angelic beauty? I’ll show you my
favorite trysting spots. ~Taranis
Fire has something for everyone: suspense, love, action, adventure…all woven
together perfectly making this debut novel a winner.” ~ BTS Book Reviews
thought the writing was strong; it had me turning the pages quickly to see what
would happen next. The characters were engaging and the dialogue well-written.”
Lisa Temple ~ Author of Illuminating Gracie
I truly loved this one! Shadow Fire, by Kimber Leigh Wheaton, is a snappy,
sassy, sweet, all-that-kind-of-awesome-and-then-some YA read. I couldn’t put it
down.” Sasha Hibbs ~ Author of Black Amaranth
adventure, and magic.” Christy ~ Amazon Reviewer
say that this is one of the best books I’ve read this year… From a breathtaking
cover to a Must Read story. This is one book you won’t put down!” ~ Crossroad
teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her
with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.
jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret
that could make her hate him forever.
malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.
infused with the power of a Goddess.
Fire – adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal
one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited
and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before
Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning
by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?
Light Chronicles is a standalone story.
a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance and is a member of Romance
Writers of America.
soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and four
cats. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Her house is
filled with dragons, though she does lament that they are the porcelain,
to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in
that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!)
in the Light Chronicles series.
Watch for book two, Stolen
Moon, a standalone sequel, coming August 2014. Also watch for Tortured Souls, a YA paranormal romance, coming July 14, 2014.
Light Chronicles Book One
Kimber Leigh Wheaton
February 25, 2014
Paperback coming Summer 2014
Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.
Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.
Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.
All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.
Shadow Fire – adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal
As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?
Each installment of the Light Chronicles is a standalone story.
Kimberly Wheaton aka
Kimber Leigh Wheaton