Monthly Archives: July 2015

Right Time Wrong Place by Jaime Morghan

RIGHT TIME, WRONG PLACE

(book one)

 

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His hand is up my skirt, his eyes overpowering me, and we’re in the middle of a club. Thankfully the other people can’t hear me moan over their own conversations and the music.

 

He then takes my hand and leads the way… to a fantasy, for one unforgettable night… or so I think.

 

When I’m back to my struggling life, house sitting for a person whose life I’ll never have, there’s a knock at the door. The dress that is delivered is not for me, but I put it on anyway, because I want to feel beautiful again. I want to be wanted… needed… I want to feel everything again…

 

The dress may not be meant for me, but he is. I’ll do anything to him, and for him, to make sure he knows that. But first, maybe I should find out his name…

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I was lucky enough to get a free copy of this book for an honest Review.

If you like loads of sex scenes than these books are for you.

I found than a bit frustrating because I like a story line to my books and this one seems to have a little taster of a storyline and more sex in it. You get an idea about the characters and their lives, a couple of times you read something and expected more from that scene and than they are at it again and it got a bit boring in the end (because no one can do it that much and still walk) I like steamy sex scene but I also like a good story line as well.

I am giving it 3 stars on grounds that there isn’t enough story in there for me.

Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.

 

Book 2

 

I was lucky enough to get a free copy of this book for an honest Review.
If you like loads of sex scenes than these books are for you.
This book is more or less the same as book one.
I found than a bit frustrating because I like a story line to my books and this one seems to have a little taster of a storyline and that’s it and more sex in it. You get an idea about the characters and their lives, a couple of times you read something and expected more from that scene and than they are at it again and it got a bit boring in the end (because no one can do it that much and still walk) I like steamy sex scene but I also like a good story line as well. I won’t be rushing out to get the 3rd one.
I am giving it 3 stars on grounds that there isn’t enough story in there for me.
Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.

 

The War Prince by Adrian Castaneda *Review

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New Paranormal Fantasy Novel, The War Prince

As we reach the middle of summer break, a new entry into the pantheon of great paranormal fantasy takes readers by storm

Denver, CO — Author Adrian Castaneda release his new paranormal fantasyThe War Prince, a unique story full of suspense and adventure that demonstrates the importance of family.

The War Prince is a story about Anthony Cast, a special boy who wasn’t supposed to be born alive.
Moments before dying, the mysterious War Prince gave Anthony Cast his heart, imbuing them both with a second chance at life. With the help of his friends, Anthony has to survive constant attacks from evil to raise the War Prince, who reincarnates as his son.

As Anthony journeys through life, he must learn two very important lessons: to never give up on family, and to discern right from wrong––and then act on it––no matter how hard or how murky a situation might become.

The War Prince will shock you, with its constant twists and turns, and the beauty of its prose. This book is a perfect example of how the act of translating from a conviction of the heart to words on the page can result in something new and wonderful. By dint of its straightforward beauty and the value of its message, you will most likely feel the need to share this book with others—just as the author felt the need to share it with you.

The War Prince is an instant modern classic for all ages that reinforces good family values; there’s absolutely nothing else like it out there on the market.

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The War Prince by Adrian Castaneda is, well, in my humble opinion, not ready for publication.
The premise is a good one.  The author has an active imagination and has created some interesting characters.  There are, however, several issues I have with the book.  I got the impression the more I read that either English is not this writers native language or else they did not do well in class.  There are multiple extreme grammar and punctuation issues throughout the entire book.
Some of the story seems to be added in at the wrong points also, the timelines get a bit confusing occasionally.
A rework with a ghost writer and a bit of fleshing out of some of the characters would go a long way towards making this a reviewable book.

Book trailer:
The War Prince book trailer

About the book:
The War Prince by Adrian Castaneda
ISBN: 978-1-478-75582–1
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: June 2015
Pages: 140
S.R.P.: $13.95

About the author:
Adrian Castaneda’s whole life has been a crazy adventure, filled with dreams and
visions that he can’t wait to share with his readers. He lives with his wife, Vianet, and their three children.

Guarded, The Silverton Chronicles Book 1 by Carmen Fox *Review

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Guarded, The Silverton Chronicles Book 1

Carmen Fox

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Romance/Suspense

Publisher: Smart Heart Publishing

Date of Publication: July 31, 2015

epub: 978-0-9931992-0-2

paperback: 978-0-9931992-1-9

hardcover: 978-0-9931992-2-6

 

Number of pages: 276 print pages

Word Count: 104k

 

Cover Artist: Ana Grigoriu

 

Book Description:

 

When everyone’s existence depends on the lies they tell, trust doesn’t come easy

 

Ivy’s neighbors have a secret. They aren’t human. But Ivy has a secret, too. She knows. As long as everyone keeps quiet, she’s happy working as a P.I. by day and chillaxing with her BFF Florian, a vampire, by night. When a routine pickup drops her in the middle of a murder, her two worlds collide. While Florian knows how to throw a punch, deep down he’s a softie. His idea of scary? Running out of hair product. It’s time Ivy faced facts. Even with a vampire on stand-by, one gal can only kick so many asses.

 

For help, she must put her faith in others. A human, who might just be the one. A demon, who will, for a price, open the doors to her heritage. And a werewolf, who wants to protect her from herself.

 

Torn between these men, Ivy must tread carefully, because one wants her heart, one wants her body, and one wants her dead.

 

 

 

 

Video Trailer: http://youtu.be/9gEgmHhoABg

 

Review Trailer: http://youtu.be/rpI5DtqvR8E

 

Blurb Read by Voiceover Artist: http://youtu.be/6i3DmvcaMWs

 

 

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A growl from behind made my skin crawl. I whipped around. Florian’s face was grim, his posture unnatural and stiff.

 

The hairs on my arms stood on end, and I suppressed a shudder. “Are you all right?”

 

“Can’t.” He propped his hand against the wall. “Not feeling well.”

 

My gaze followed the direction of his stare. Large crimson stains pooled on the immaculate living room carpet. Oh crap. Blood.

 

I turned back. Florian’s pupils dilated to form two black marbles, trained on me. His canines lengthened, coming to sharp and lethal points. The pounding of my heart overrode my motor skills, and for a second, I stood rooted to the spot.

 

This wasn’t how I’d envisioned his secret being revealed to me. I’d pictured cupcakes, and maybe tissues at the relief of finally being straight with each other, not a full-out blood frenzy.

 

Finally, the switch labeled “common sense” flipped and triggered me into action. I fingered the guards in my pockets. The small plates were my only chance.

 

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Parker placed both elbows on the table, rested his chin on one hand and regarded me for a moment. “So, Ivy. A P.I., eh?” He smacked his lips. “Don’t take this the wrong way, but you don’t exactly look like Philip Marlowe.”

 

“Your point being?” I squinted.

 

“You’re tiny. I mean, I’m sure you can take care of yourself. What if you need to overpower a 200-pound man, though? Do you at least know how to shoot your gun?”

 

“Shoot?” I scrunched my nose. “Yes. Aim and hit the target? Not so much. The last guy who made fun of my size still walks with a limp.”

 

“See, you hit one target right.” His eyes glinted.

 

I lifted my gaze. “I was aiming for his groin.” I squished my cupcake and shook my head. “No, I don’t carry a gun. And believe it or not, my size is an advantage. If you were an unfaithful husband and I followed you to a bar, trust me, I’d go unnoticed among the usual throng of people.”

 

Parker’s grin turned mischievous. “Well, Veronica Mars, I hate to be the bearer of bad news.” His voice reverberated through my nervous system. “I’d notice you.” He sipped his coffee. “If I was an unfaithful husband, that is.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4.5 FANGS
I am an independent reviewer for ‘Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock’.  I received this book from the author and from ‘Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock’. This is my honest review.
This is a complex novel that deals with the supernatural. It is also a romance along with being a mystery. There are some very dark moments within the novel that are lightened by the snarky humor of the characters.
The relationship between characters are intriguing. The story builds on their introduction and interaction with each other having them grow as they learn from their experiences and each other. The world the the author has built is different from other supernatural books. The supernatural beings will be familiar to you but there are twists to how they function within earth and other realms.
The book is well written. Be prepared to take you time on this book because of the complexity of the story and characters. It is well worth your time, making you long for more. This book looks like it will be part of a series, but at this time no others have been written.

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

 

Carmen lives in the south of England with her beloved tea maker and a stuffed sheep called Fergus. An avid reader since childhood, she caught the writing bug when her Nana asked her to write a story. She also has a law degree, studied physics for a few years, dabbled in marketing and human resources, and speaks native-level German and fluent Geek. Her preferred niches of geekdom are tabletop games, comics, sci-fi and fantasy.

 

She writes about smart women with sassitude, about pretty cool guys too, and will chase that plot twist, no matter how elusive.

 

Expect to be kept guessing.

 

DIVIDE AND CONQUER, Carmen’s first urban fantasy novel, was published in March 2015. To find out more, visit her at http://www.carmen-fox.com.

 

Website: www.carmen-fox.com

 

Twitter: @authorcarmenfox

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Divide-and-Conquer/557838687668817

 

Book page: www.carmen-fox.com/guarded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour giveaway

 

One copy of the e-book (for Kindle)

 

One copy of the paperback

 

One copy of the hardback

 

Two $15 Amazon giftcards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Interview

 

Tell us about the role of women in your writing.

 

They’re strong. And I’m not talking about a token ‘feistiness’ to balance out an inherent need to find refuge in a man’s arms, but about an inner strength that allows them to weather any situation alone. If they choose to be with a man, it’s because they want to be, perhaps driven by passion or love, but never by a need for safety.

 

Who is Ivy?

 

Ivy, GUARDED’s main character, doesn’t let her past define her. Or so she thinks. In truth, her experiences have left her with emotional pressure points she doesn’t want anyone to poke. She deals with most situations with her special brand of humor, and although she’d do anything for her friends, she’s far from perfect. When people vie for your attention, perhaps it’s natural to take their support for granted. Worse, her curiosity often gets the better of her. It’s not that she deliberately walks into danger, but rather her idea of what is safe is a little skewed. Most of all she’s self-reliant. Not too proud to accept help, but she will act alone if she has to. In many respects she is who I want to be.

 

Why does Ivy have such a hard time deciding between the men in her life?

 

Ivy dithers between her sexual urges and her desire to be loved. Each of the three men offers her something different. One promises a normal future, the one she’s always wanted. Guy number two is incredibly hot and satisfies an itch the first man might not be able to scratch. And the third might be the most passionate, but also the most possessive of them. Sometimes, heart, body and mind simply cannot agree.

 

Tell us about Ivy’s relationship with Florian.

 

Florian is Ivy’s best friend. I imagine he’s every woman’s ideal best friend. No matter the situation, he has her back. Plus, he’s funny, and a little goofy. The two of them just click. He’s quickly become the most memorable character, and I’ve had women tell me he’s their ideal book BFF.

 

Do you have a Florian in your life?

I used to have a Florian in my life, the kind of person I spent every free minute with without ever being bored. We’d do the craziest things. And the total absence of sexual tension made it easy for us to laze in front of the TV in our sweat pants, greasy hair or not. Sure, our closeness wasn’t always straightforward, especially for my boyfriends or his girlfriends, but we made it work.

 

Would you categorize GUARDED as urban fantasy or paranormal romance?

 

I wish I didn’t have to categorize it. An agent informed me that GUARDED is a romance, since it has a HEA, a happily ever after, which is the payoff readers of that genre expect. But some romance readers have struggled with the fact that they can’t immediately tell who Ivy is going to end up with. She experiences different chemistries with different men. It’s part of the fun. Also, there’s a strong non-romance plot, which shifts the book closer into the urban fantasy or suspense genres. To me, it’s an urban fantasy romance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Aqua Lie by L.L. Hunter

Title: The Aqua Lie
Series: The Aqua Saga book 2
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Dystopian
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design and Photography
Release Date: July 31st

Ever since being told he had to work for General Maddox in order to see Pym, Rush has had more than enough time to contemplate how to get out of this deal.
When he is invited to play a high stakes poker game with the General and his father, he is a little suspicious of the General’s motives.

When he discovers just what he is playing for, it has Rush seeing red.
The prize: Pym’s heart.
But if he loses, he will have to watch his friend Troy take Pym to the annual General’s Masquerade Ball while he sits on the sidelines.
And the hardest part of it all – trying to keep his secret from Pym.

In the much anticipated sequel to The Aqua Secret,
Will Rush be able to keep up the facade, or will it all be unraveled by midnight?

Purchase The Aqua Lie


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L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Eden Chronicles. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. She has been writing since her teens – everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.”




Eve’s Rescue by Sarah Marsh *Review and Giveaway

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Eve’s Rescue

by Sarah Marsh

Evangeline Scott was hoping for a fun night on the town after a hellish day. What she couldn’t have imagined was getting kidnapped by alien slavers and then left to die on an abandoned ship.

Kai Dallen and Roan Quinn were having some bad luck of their own when they found themselves set up by an old adversary and trapped in the vault of a Dhuaation Pharaoh’s ship with no way out. When Khaman-Ra makes them an offer they can’t refuse, the two space pirates end up rescuing a ship full of human female cargo. All three males are immediately drawn to one of the beauties and make an agreement to satisfy everyone’s desires. The only problem is, they didn’t think to ask Eve and when she wakes up to find that she’s now married to three aliens she’s mad as hell. By the time all four of them realise their true feelings, will it be too late, as a woman from Roan’s past threatens to ruin it all?

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Kham handed her a drink when the server came around, and she enjoyed the mildly fruity wine that he had given her. When all of the men suddenly stilled and looked off to the right with expressionless faces she didn’t know what was happening. But a few seconds later when a tall beautiful blonde with an icy cold smirk strode up in front of Arkenon, Eve guessed she was about to meet her evil nemesis.

 

“Arkenon, so good to see you,” the woman said in an exaggerated tone as she stopped a few feet in front of Roan’s brother.

 

She was wearing an almost nonexistent bright red dress. There were only a few straps of material holding it onto her clearly enhanced bust. Eve could feel the jealousy creeping up as she compared her curvy frame to Lara’s willowy model-size body. When the other woman’s eyes found her and did a once-over she was quickly dismissed as they then moved on to Roan’s body.

 

“So,” she continued in a haughty tone, “your wayward brother has finally come home to do his duty.”

 

“Not likely,” was all Roan replied in return as he put his arm around Eve and pulled her closer.

 

“Lara, you were notified that Roan is now mated and that due to your instability the agreement between our families has been annulled,” Arkenon said in a respectful voice that was surprising considering the loathing that Eve could see in his eyes.

 

“Well, you can’t blame a girl for trying, can you? I thought I’d give Roan a chance to change his mind once I saw the homely little alien he’s tied himself to,” Lara replied, running her hands along the farce of a dress she was wearing, “I’d even be willing to take on the pharaoh and Kai if you insist on a package deal. I think I may enjoy that very much actually.”

 

Eve was seriously pissed now. This hussy had not only called her ugly, but the crazy biotch had actually just offered to step in and take all three of her husbands from her!

 

“Why you crazy bit—” Eve said as she tried to lunge forward and grab the other woman by her brassy blonde roots.

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Review of Eve’s Rescue by Sarah Marsh

Eve’s Rescue is the third novel in the Coalition Mates series but don’t worry, it can be read as a standalone. First of all, I must confess I am a fan of this alien kidnapping-romance series. However, I am really careful when it comes to books with multiple mates. Therefore, I must warn you. If you are uncomfortable with M/M and steamy sexual intercourse between a female and three very hot and seductive alien males, well, this isn’t the book for you.

In this novel, we get to know the story of Evangeline Scott or Evie. She is a beautiful young woman with great curves and amazing young hair that lost her job. On the same that that it happen, she goes to a club with a couple of her unemployed crew and finds herself being kidnapped by some alien that want to sell her in the black market to the better poster. By some miracle, she is rescued by a sexy pair of security chiefs of another ship and, in the blink of an eye; she is married to those two hot male specimens and their new mate, the Pharaoh that commands the ship she is in. What better way to get over unemployment, right? However, Eve is a strong female that isn’t that happy with the fact that her three lovers didn’t even asked her opinion on the matter before they tied the knot with her. Hell, she wasn’t even conscious when the papers were signed and sent to the planets of her mates.

I have to admit that the author did a wonderful job with the personality of the three husbands. The Pharaoh, Kahm, was by far my very best favorite. He is the epitome of a royal gentleman with a very healthy mix of alpha male. He isn’t only great looking and elegant but also considerate, sweet and gentle when it comes to Eve. However, don’t let that misguide you, he is every bit male and knows how to make all her mates scream with delight. Roan and Kai, are a different breed. Their species is raised to be courtesans of the highest caliber. However, they decided to use their pheromones and hot muscles to live adventures as pirates. They wanted freedom instead of making people do they will in exchange for sexual favors. Funny thing is that things started changing when they met the Pharaoh and they, definitely, did a 180° when all of them met the lovely Eve. Even though both are adventures at heart, their personalities are pretty different. Roan is a narcissist jerk that also happens to be a naughty smooth talker. What a dangerous combination, right? Nevertheless, he is loyal and protective when it comes to his mates. So is Kai. However, is a little bit tamer than Roan and takes his time to analyze the situation. He doesn’t what is best for his mates and, in fact, I think he could even be a bit more considerate and sensitive than Kahm. How could a lady choose? Good thing they didn’t make Eve decide just for one.

Eve, on the other hand, has this attitude that, to some point had me murmur: Really, girl? She wants to show those men a lesson: No matter how hot you are, you can’t assume you are a gift to the females of the universe. They didn’t ask for her opinion when it came to the wedding and even when she knows their reasons, they still acted to smug and assumed she will be complacent when it comes to them and will do everything they said. She will show them that female humans aren’t as submissive as they thought. What I truly didn’t like about her was the fact that she accepted everything, from the kidnapping and not returning to her planet to the wedding, so well. She even let those men touch her and have their way with her so fast. I didn’t think that was believable at all. Nevertheless, I was truly captivated by the attitude of Kahm, Kai and Roan. I truly believe they made up for the bratty, bossy and sometimes submissive attitude of Eve.

4.5 fangs

Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock

 

 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Sarah Marsh was born in British Columbia where she still lives, she has only recently began her writing career finding it the perfect outlet for taking the edge off a nine to five office job. She’s been a science fiction and romance junkie for years and when her imagination started to take the characters she’d read about even further in their adventures she decided to try writing something of her own. Sarah’s also a former pastry chef and spends a lot of time cooking and baking for friends and family as well as painting and knitting. Her biggest weakness is animals of any kind, she loves a happy ending.

 

Blog link: http://sarahmarshfiction.com

Buy Links: http://www.bookstrand.com/sarah-marsh

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/sarahmarshfiction

 

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GIVEAWAY

 

Sarah Marsh will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn host.

 

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Pep Talks by Ali Dean

Synopsis

(This is the fourth book in the Pepper Jones series, which should be read in order. The first three books in the series may be purchased as a box set for a discounted price, under the title “The Pepper Jones Collection.”)

Pepper’s freshman year at college is a harder transition than she anticipated. Uncertain of her coach’s expectations or her place amongst her new teammates, she struggles to redefine her running goals and identity on the cross country team. Pepper’s steady relationship with Jace should be a source of comfort as she navigates the college social environment, but an unexpected event throws everything between them off track. Also, hear from Jace’s point of viewfor the first time EVER. Growing up is hard, and when you’re Pepper Jones, running may be the only wayto help you get through it.

First Book in the Series

 

Synopsis

Pepper Jones is ready for an epic cross country season. She wants to qualify for Nationals, and she’s willing to do anything it takes to make it happen. She can handle long miles and hill sprints, but boys? That’s an entirely different challenge.

Pepper’s never considered revealing her deeper feelings for her longtime friend, Jace Wilder. After all, he’s got the personal magnetism and good looks to hook just about any girl in town — and he has. Their friendship stands apart from high school social circles, and they’re both just fine with that (or at least they pretend to be).

That is, until running star Ryan Harding moves to town.

When it comes to running, Pepper’s goals are clear. But when it comes to Jace and Ryan, it’s nowhere near as simple.

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About the Author

Ali Dean lives in Colorado with her husband, twin toddlers, and golden retriever. In addition to reading and writing, she loves the outdoors- everything from marathon training and biking to snowboarding and skiing.

Devil’s Nightmare by Robert Pruneda *Review and Giveaway

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Devil’s Nightmare

Devil’s Nightmare Series

Book One

Robert Pruneda

 

Genre: Horror

 

Publisher: Forsaken Imprint

Booktrope Publishing

 

Date of Publication: July 15, 2015

 

Cover Artist: Laura Hidalgo

 

Book Description:

 

Veteran homicide detective Aaron Sanders thought he’d seen it all, but nothing could have prepared the seasoned detective for the mutilated remains of a kid’s parents or the equally vicious deaths of three boys at another crime scene.

 

As Aaron works to solve the cases and protect his only witness, an orphaned child, he learns of an ancient curse that leaves him questioning all he’s ever believed. Now, to save himself and the child, Aaron must confront his own inner demons, and some he never knew existed. But if he does, will he make it out alive?

 

Devil’s Nightmare is an occult suspense horror novel by Robert Pruneda, who shakes readers with his visually graphic scenes, supernatural twists, and disturbing settings in this first installment of the Devil’s Nightmare series.

 

 

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I don’t run across many Horror books that I enjoy, but this was a pleasant surprise. The flow was very steady and the story kept together throughout the entire book. At no point did this just fall off, leaving you wondering “Did I miss something?” I think it’s cliché to say to expect the unexpected from a horror novel. With this being 1st person POV, Aaron is a likable character. At times you want to smack him around a little bit, but he’s still lovable to the reader. Aaron is thrown into a horrific murder case of three kids and another child’s parents. The surviving child, Cody, is his only witness. Whatever his experiences were it’s left him fairly catatonic. Aaron is sure that if he can just get Cody to talk, he will know who the killer is. I mean, the kid had to have seen something, right? The question then becomes if Cody will open up, will Aaron believe what he says? Aaron is sticking with his gut on the investigation, even if his techniques are less than desirable.5 fangs.

 

 

 

About the Author:

 

Robert “Sharky” Pruneda is a native Texan, video game “enthusiast” [addict], and fan of all things horror. He left a career in the newspaper industry in 2011 to pursue the life of a nocturnal author, brainstorming new and creative ways to creep out his readers. He doesn’t only write horror though.

 

He also pens the occasional family-oriented tale just to keep from going completely nuts with all those creatures of the night whispering in his ears. When he’s not pulling ideas out of his twisted brain, you’ll likely find him on social media or fighting alongside his fellow gaming buddies where they all get shot up into Swiss cheese (or turned into little bite-sized chunks because of “Sharky’s” obsession with explosives). Medic!

 

Pursue your dreams . . . and never look back.

 

https://twitter.com/SharkbaitWrites

 

http://facebook.com/AuthorRobertPruneda

 

https://www.goodreads.com/SharkbaitWrites

 

http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Pruneda/e/B004WDX2PG

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/SharkbaitWrites

 

Tour giveaway

 

2 paperback copies US Shipping

 

2 $10 Amazon gift cards

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Brain by Candace Blevins *Review and Giveaway

 
 
Paranormal Romance / Motorcycle Club
Date Published: July 17, 2015
 
 
 

Someone has hacked past Brain’s firewalls and sold the MC’s information. Brain and Bash are on a mission to catch the hacker, find out who hired him, and then make him pay.

Until Brain discovers the hacker is a woman, and just as smart as him. She’s so clever, he chases her a full week before he finally catches her.

She’s the enemy, and yet his wolf wants to protect her from Bash. Worse, his wolf is beginning to decide he wants to claim her.

This isn’t going to be pretty.

 

Warning: Fights with full-on violence and lots of blood, as well as descriptions of horrendous tortures to a captured female.

 

Candace Blevins is a southern girl who loves to travel the world. She lives with her husband of 17 years and their two daughters. When not working or driving kids all over the place, she can be found reading, writing, meditating, or swimming.

Candace writes BDSM Romance, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and a smoking hot Motorcycle Club series.

Her Safeword series gives us characters who happen to have some extreme kinks. Relationships can be difficult enough without throwing power exchange into the mix, and her books show characters who care enough about each other to fight to make the relationship work. Each book in the Safeword series highlights a couple with a different BDSM issue to resolve. Books are standalone and can be read in any order, with the exception of the two Davenport books, and the four Mattebooks.

Her urban fantasy series, Only Human, gives us a world were weredragons, werewolves, werelions, three different species of vampires exist, as well as a variety of other mythological beings.

Candace’s two paranormal romance series, The Chattanooga Supernaturals and The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, are both sister series to the Only Human series, and gives some secondary characters their happily ever after. Her three paranormal series are written so you can read one series, or all three, should you prefer only a particular genre.

You can visit Candace on the web at candaceblevins.com and feel free to friend her on Facebook at facebook.com/candacesblevins and Goodreads atgoodreads.com/CandaceBlevins. You can also join facebook.com/groups/CandacesKinksters to get sneak peeks into what she’s writing now, images that inspire her, and the occasional juicy blurb. You can visit Candace on the web and sign up for her newsletter at candaceblevins.com.

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Ice hacked into the Rolling Thunder Motor Cycle club’s mainframe and sold their secrets to a rival club. Ice eluded Brain for 9days before he caught up with her and kidnnapped her. Brain’s wolf wants to keep Ice, but they need to know where the information went, first.

Okay. SO! I was asked to read this, I read the blurb and thought, yeah, I can see what this will be about, I can see what sort of read this will be, so I said yes.

AND I WAS TOTALLY, AND UTTERLY WRONG. I was so far off the mark, I can tell ya!

Yes, Brain is a werewolf, but apart from whne he reveals what he is to Ice, and when fighting for her life, the wolf bit is not a big thing. The wolf reacts on a primal level when he finds out what happened to Ice at the hands of the Russian Mob, he wants the blood of those who hurt her and rightly so. But the wolf part of Brain takes a back seat for much of the book.

Yes, Brain is part of a MC. THAT too, takes a back seat for much of the book, since Brain walks away from them.

What made this such a surprise is there is a bloody amazing story! I don’t know why I’m so surprised by that fact, but I am. AND its told in the first person, from both Ice and Brain’s POV, so it flips. I noticed that fact, but it did not bother here, at all. It was great to hear from them both, but also great that its in the first person! go, figure me, cos I can’t.

The way Brain the man helps Ice the woman overcome her triggers, her absolute need for control during sex, her horror of positions, actions, deeds. The patience the pair of them have, working through it all, with no professional help, other than what Ice read up on. It floored me, when Ice revealed the full extent of her trauma. Made me cry. It made me cry in places I didn’t really expect it to!

And for Ice to forgive Bash and Gonzo for what they did to her, granted, they were under orders, but that took great strength of character and courage too. I loved Ice, I really did. I wanted to wrap her up in cotton wool, and look after her. I’d probably get tazered if I tried though!

There are some difficult topics here, kindap, rape, mutilation and murder. Some readers may struggle with them. I know I did. BUT I have no triggers. Some might. Just so you know, though, these topics are dealt with brilliantly. They are difficult to read about, yes, but they are needed here.

And, I’ve used Ice’s name through this review, it changes at places in the book, along with other things that change, but decided not to tell you those names or changes, cos I might spoil it. 🙂

I’ve not read Duke, which is book one in this series, nor have I read anything by this author before. From what I can gather, there is some overlap of the series and my interest is piqued by more than one couple who appear in this book, as well as Duke and his story. I’ll be reading them in due course!

5 full stars

**same worded review will appear on Goodreads, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk**

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Only Human series (Urban Fantasy)

• Only Human

• Book two – title tba (late 2015)

 

Chattanooga Supernaturals (Paranormal Romance)

• The Dragon King

• Riding the Storm

• Acceptable Risk (June 2015)

 

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club (Paranormal Romance)

• Duke

• Brain (July 2015)

• Bash (late 2015)

 

Safeword series (BDSM Romance)

• Safeword: Rainbow

• Safeword: Davenport

• Safewords: Davenport and Chiffon

• Safeword: Quinacridone

• Safeword: Matte

• Safeword: Matte – In Training

• No Safeword: Matte – The Honeymoon

• No Safeword: Matte – Happily Ever After

• Safeword: Arabesque

 

 

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Candace-Blevins/e/B004GOQJ5Q

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