Bound Souls by N.D. Jones #review #bewitching #giveaway

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Bound Souls

Forever Yours

Book 1

N.D. Jones

 

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

 

Publisher: Kuumba Publishing

 

ISBN: 978-0-9975293-5-7

ASIN: 978-0-9975293-6-4

 

Number of pages: 292

 

Cover Artist: Wycked Ink

 

Book Description:

 

A supernatural love triangle that tests the bounds of science, truth, and faith.

Regent Lela of Asiya is the most powerful person on her planet but she is powerless to save the life of her beloved soulmate—Zion Grace. For thirty years they lived as husband and wife, but Zion’s time is at an end. Lela must go on without him.

 

“There will never be anyone else for me.”

 

Despite having died, nothing can keep Zion from his soulmate. He’s back but not as the man he once was. Zion must help Lela move on with her life, lest he lose her forever. But how can Zion convince Lela to accept the love and affections of another man when he still wants her for himself?

 

“I love you, Lela. My heart is forever yours.”

 

Lela and Zion are bound souls, destined to live eternity together. For these lovers, death is not an end, but a fateful beginning.

 

This novel includes “The Garden,” a bonus short story.

 

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Excerpt:

 

It was true, Zion had only three more years left on his thirty-year life extension. He was tired and felt even more so as the days, weeks, months and years crept by. Zion spared a sidelong glance at his wife, whose head was down, eyes closed and hand still fiercely gripping his own. She wasn’t ready for the ride to end either, yet they both knew it was slowing, preparing to grind to its final halt and he would have to disembark, leaving her behind.

 

This thing with Ammon had eaten away at Zion for the last several months. Yet Ammon was simply an outlet for his own anger, fear, and depression. He was growing older, his hair thinner and grayer, and his stomach… well, let’s just say he’d had to use the services of a good seamstress over the years. Yet Lela was still as beautiful and fit as when they’d first met.

 

Zion didn’t begrudge Lela her slow aging or fine, alluring features. In fact, he loved that about her. What did bother him was that other men could see what he saw. Everything about Lela exuded intelligence, grace, dignity, strength, and beauty. Zion learned a long time ago, she could never see herself the way others did, especially men.

 

While Zion rarely entertained jealous thoughts before or cared much when he caught a male giving Lela an approving look, now he saw nothing but. Under the circumstances, the little signs of masculine appreciation for his beautiful wife enraged him.

 

“I’m sorry,” Zion spoke into the quiet breach, lifting Lela’s chin with his bruised hand.

 

Tears flooded her eyes. Even wet, they were still the most stunning eyes he’d ever seen. Picasso marble Zion thought the first time she’d looked at him—a combination of black, brown, gray, and white. Back then, they’d sparkled with intelligence and curiosity, now they glistened with pain. Lela wasn’t ready for this conversation. How could she be?

 

“No, it’s me who should apologize. I thought you were paranoid, seeing things that didn’t exist.”

 

“I acted like a jackass, a Neanderthal, damn near dragging you out of the banquet room before the function was over. Hell, I might as well as hoisted you over my shoulder and beat my chest like a caveman.”

 

He rubbed his thumb across her right cheek, then lips. “You’re an incredible woman, Lela.” Zion paused, nearly biting his tongue on his next words. The ones his selfish heart screamed at him to not utter. “You’ll live for a long time, probably another four or five decades. I only have three years left. For an Asiyan, you’ll be in your prime when I pass on.” His voice cracked when the held tears dropped from his wife’s eyes. She knew where he was going with this, Zion realized.

 

“You’ll have to go on without me, and I don’t want you to spend the next fifty years by yourself.”

 

“I won’t be by myself. I’ll have Xavier.” Lela pushed off the bed and moved away from him. She walked to the window, refusing to acknowledge the true meaning of his words.

 

Zion followed, watching her stern but sad image in the window. Needing to touch and reassure her, he wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled Lela to him.

“The thought of another man being this close to you,” Zion whispered, stirring tendrils of her long hair, “makes me want to commit murder. When I heard Ammon offering for you, it took all of my self-control to not take a laser gun to him. The only thing I kept thinking was that he couldn’t have you. That you’re mine and mine alone.”

 

“Is that why you’ve been so angry these past few months?” She turned in his arms, then rested her head against his resilient shoulder.

 

“Yes and something else.”

 

“What else?”

 

Zion lifted her chin, compelling her to meet his eyes.

 

“I didn’t want to acknowledge how selfish I was being,” he said, leaning down and placing a warm, soft kiss on her lips. “I want you to be happy in those four or five decades you have left, Lela, but I don’t want you to find happiness in the arms of another man.”

“I have no desire to mate with anyone else, or to take a lover,” she reassured, initiating another kiss, a desperate embrace full of a wife’s integrity and denial. “I can’t imagine being with anyone other than you. I love you, Zion. I could never love another.”

 

He knew she spoke the truth. He believed her, but she didn’t understand. Zion did. He’d experienced the loss of a spouse.

 

“When Iman died, a part of me died with her. Like you, I thought there would never be anyone else for me. And that was true for a long time—”

 

Lela shook her head in protest, not allowing Zion to continue. “Don’t.” A heartbreaking plea. “Don’t say such things. There will never be anyone else for me.”

 

Zion saw the near panic in her upturned face, her Picasso marble eyes glowing with resolution and despair.

 

“It’s not the same. It just isn’t.”

 

It was exactly the same. Yes, what he felt for Iman was different from the love he had for Lela. But it was love all the same. Loving Lela didn’t mean Iman ceased to occupy a special place in his heart and mind. A small, warm piece of her and their life together would always be a part of him. As he would always be a part of Lela, but she couldn’t see it, not now. But someday. Zion didn’t want to think about that and clearly, neither did his wife.

 

 review

 The concept of soul mates is not a new one. Plato explored the idea in his Symposium and it is a concept present in much romantic fiction. Typically, however, soul mates are people fated to be together throughout time, even before they meet. That is a nice, romantic, idealistic notion, but I think I prefer ND Jones’ take on the subject. In Bound Souls, we are introduced a literally alien culture. There are rituals for all things, especially those pertaining to mating, and one of those rituals allows a mated pair to bind their souls together so that they will be guaranteed to be together after death. The trouble arises when one spouse still lives after their soul-bonded mate dies. How that knot is untangled involves the meat of the story, so I will allow the reader to explore that for themselves.

The setting, while definitely alien, is internally consistent enough that I did not feel like I couldn’t understand what was going on. My occasional confusion arose from the flashbacks throughout the novel because I did not realize I was reading about the past at first and that popped me out of the flow of the story the first couple of times. Without giving any spoilers I do feel I need to say that the ending was a little schmaltzy for my taste. For a romance novel about bound souls, there are no explicit sex scenes, so the book can be enjoyed by readers 14+ who enjoy a philosophical take on the afterlife. 

Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock 

 

 

About the Author:

 

  1. D. Jones lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. She is the founder of Kuumba Publishing, an art, audiobook, eBook, and paperback company. Kuumba Publishing is a forum for creativity, with a special commitment to promoting and encouraging creative works of authors and artists of African descent.

 

A desire to see more novels with positive, sexy, and three-dimensional African American characters as soul mates, friends, and lovers, inspired the author to take on the challenge of penning such romantic reads. She is the author of two paranormal romance series: Winged Warriors and Death and Destiny. N.D. likes to read historical and paranormal romance novels, as well as comics and manga.

 

Website: http://www.ndjonesparanormalpleasure.com

 

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A Valentine for Two (Anthology)

 

A Valentine for Two
A collection of 10 RED HOT ménages
By: Lia Davis, Angelica Dawson, Auriella Skye, Sara Wylde, TL Reeve, Cassandra Carr, Kim Carmichael, N Kuhn, Amy Brent, and Riley Murphy
Valentines Days has never been hotter.
10 BRAND NEW, stand-alone contemporary romance ménage novellas by USA Today and Internationally Bestselling authors.
Cupid’s arrow didn’t miss his mark with this LIMITED TIME boxed set featuring sexy, alpha males and the sassy, strong females who love them.

 

A look at what’s inside:
Red Hot Pleasures by Lia Davis – Both men are perfect, sexy, and have captured her heart. Things heat up when they reveal they want a ménage a trois. But could one night of passion turn into a lifetime of pleasure?
Old Flame Burns Again by Angelica Dawson – Valentine’s Day just got a lot more interesting. At dinner with his wife, her former roommate, Lisa, joins them. Rekindling their lesbian relationship, the women include a new male member.
Love for Her Billionaires by Auriella Skye – Sandy has a problem. Two of them. She’s fallen for her bosses. Jacob and Jonathan are rich, sexy, and smart. An irresistible trifecta. This alpha duo is ready to show Sandy the nights of passion that await her, but can she get them to love her for a lifetime?
Poor White Trash by Sara Wylde – One from the gutter, one from the clouds, the other from a tower in between. Three lost puzzle pieces that didn’t fit on their own might just find the beauty in the bigger picture together.
A Valentine’s Deal by TL Reeve – An interview will only take an hour, but what Sullivan and Carter offer Sierra can last a lifetime.
Two on One Breakaway by Cassandra Carr – Haley has never been in a menage relationship before, but these two men make a great case for trying it. Both dote on her, support her, and keep her topmost in their priorities. Never before has Haley experienced this kind of love, and she’s becoming addicted. But will this Valentine’s Day be a happy one, or will all three lose their chance at a happy-ever-after?
Her Valentine Surprise by N Kuhn – When Carissa can’t decide between the two men in her life, they come up with a surprise that gives Valentine’s Day a whole new meaning…
Heart Of Glass by Riley Murphy – After an angry woman pelts their office building with stones, two strong-willed men devise a challenge. The goal? To turn the gorgeous interloper into a very close friend. Normally, this would be cakewalk, but too late they discover their feminine quarry it the key to solving their much-needed corporate dilemma.
Three is a Charm by Amy Brent – Two HOT Billionaires, One Curvy Girl – Eve needs to start over in her new job and these two brothers are just the challenge she needs.
Triad by Kim Carmichael – When a sexy alien crash lands on their planet, a couple in search of their third never dreamed this warrior might be the one they both need. Now the three must fight for their Triad.

Letters to Cora by Colleen Nye

About The Book

Title: Letters to Cora

Author: Colleen Nye

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Tagline:

…With all my heart.

Blurb:

Finding one letter was inspiring to her story. Finding a second was exciting. But when Nell finds the third letter in the rock wall of her newly acquired estate, she’s a little more than curious as to what really happened to Joshua and his beloved Cora.

For this detached author who is starting her life over, Nell finds herself sucked into the idea of the intrigue, yearning and hoping that the lovers found a way to be together.

After asking a couple of new acquaintances in the nearby village about the estate’s history, she meets Reid, a historian and descendant of Joshua himself. They start to put together the pieces of the puzzle that seem to be a Romeo and Juliet style romance in the 1800’s.

Doubts, fears and suspicions threaten to interfere. But what they do learn is that Love sometimes crosses boundaries and time to happen, even in some of the most unexpected ways.

Author Bio

Colleen Nye started writing as a teen. Through her school days, she won awards for her poetry and short stories including a Sarah Endres Award for Young Writers. As an adult, she now has short stories in Writing at the Ledges’ second and third anthologies, Seasons of Life and Voices from the Ledges, as well as various publications.

In 2012, she published first solo novel, the romantic comedy series, The Unattainable Series: When in Maui. In 2015, When in Maui moved to Blue Deco Publishing with her second novel, Immersion, a dystopian thriller. January 2016, the first book in an anthology series that’s truly unique, designed by Colleen Nye, was released. The series is named The Lunch Time Anthologies. They are full length novels with a variety of authors writing pieces that are embedded into the over-arching storyline written by Colleen. The first book is Gable Heights, and it is a crime drama.

Also in 2016, she released several projects including The Unattainable Series: Book Two, When in Doubt and a coming of age drama called The Long Summer. She co-lead and appeared in each of the 5 books in an anthology series release called The Debut Collective. In Sept 2016, From Pen To Page: A Biographical Poetry Collection was released that is the poetry of biker Alonzo “Chacho” Gomez that is chronologically arranged within his biography, written by Colleen Nye.

For 2017, Colleen is working on a paranormal romance, Letters To Cora, slated to release February 2017, sci-fi and fantasy books yet to be titled, and book three in The Unattainable Series: When in Love. Colleen also writes press releases and content for newspapers, magazines and online blogs, web sites and more, makes book covers and book trailers and formats novels and anthologies. Oh, and she is the proud owner of Blue Deco Publishing.

You can contact her online or at author.colleennye@gmail.com

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Believe in Me by Angela Coffee

About the Book

Title: Believe in Me – Real Love Series Book 2

Author: Angela Coffey

Genre: Erotic Romance

With his rugged good looks and quiet demeanor, actor Dylan Cross was the epitome of mysterious sex appeal. Playing the role of the President of an outlaw MC Club put him in the spotlight and meant he never heard the word `no’, especially from California girls. That changed the day he met Tara Black; a small town tattoo artist trying to find her place in the world of modeling for the Alternative Girl agency.

With a past full of horrible memories and emotional demons, Tara hides her insecurities with a beautiful smile. Content being alone, she closets herself from any type of intimacy.

It was a simple twist of fate that sparked their unlikely friendship that quickly blossomed into a heated attraction and unbreakable bond. Since a person can only fight love for so long, they were left with a decision: all or nothing.

When a single phone call opens the flood gates of Dylan’s past, that decision is put on hold as he returns to his home town of Woodstock, NY.

Can Tara handle the life changing issues headed Dylan’s way?

Can Dylan convince Tara that, regardless of the past, he wants her to be his present and future?

Will they find a way to walk through each other’s trials hand in hand, leaving them with a love that is perfectly imperfect?

 

 

Author Bio

Angela Coffey is an indie author from the beautiful town of Woodstock, NY. After the release of her debut novel, Alive With You- Real Love Series book 1, she decided to spread her wings and fly. Her new novel, Believe In Me- Real Love Series book 2, is the second book in a four-part series. The Real Love Series can be read in order or as a stand-alone series, either way you’ll fall in love with the reoccurring characters.

Angela is an epilepsy warrior, avid reader, coffee addict, tattoo enthusiast, and lover of B-rate Shark movies. You can find and follow her on Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter.

Facebook: @ARCoffeyauthor
Twitter: @AngieSOA_girl

 

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Help Wanted!!!!

HELP WANTED
by Allison B. Hanson
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Pub Date:9/12/2017

Who said mixing work and pleasure
was a bad idea?
For Kenley Carmichael, getting fired
for sleeping with the boss’s husband is almost funny—at 28, she’s
still a virgin. Not that her now ex-boss would believe it—Kenley’s
got the face and figure to attract plenty of men, even if she’s
never found the right one. A job at New Haven Custom Boats is a
chance to start fresh and learn a whole new skill set. Trouble is,
she can’t stop wishing her incredibly hot new boss would introduce
her to some decidedly un-businesslike pleasure . . .
Zane Jackson needs a new assistant, but
when his pregnant sister hires her replacement, she chooses a girl
who reminds him of the kind who broke his heart in high school. Zane
might not be that shy boy anymore, but sweet, sexy Kenley makes him
feel every bit as awkward as he did then—and even hungrier to kiss
her. She’s the perfect woman for the job—but he wants her to be
so much more.
Interoffice dating can only lead to
trouble—unless it leads to true love . . .
Allison B. Hanson lives near Hershey,
Pennsylvania. Her novels include women’s fiction, paranormal,
sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery suspense. She enjoys candy immensely, as
well as long motorcycle rides and reading.

Everything for Love by Marilyn Vix #Review


Everything For Love
Time Rogues
Books 1
Marilyn Vix
Genre: Time Travel/Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Shadowcat Publishing
Date of Publication: Jan. 30, 2017
Word Count: 65K
Cover Artist: James at GoOnWrite.com
Book Description:
A “Time Traveler’s Wife” meets “Outlander”
Deidre Thompson is a timeanaut studying artists in the early 20th Century powering her time device by sex. A mysterious stranger follows her from Paris 1899 to London 1914. He saves her life which changes the timeline.
The man, Max, reveals he’s been sent by the Time Counsel to save her. Max helps Deidre on the assignment. But he is secretly in love with her, and defied the Time Counsel to save her.
The timeline change brings Deidre’s past love back to life, and she must choose between them.
 
Excerpt:
Chapter 1
Deidre climbed
the stairs to his loft and rang the bell. The door slid open. Inside, he was
waiting.
Strong, young,
and handsome, he had brown hair that flowed down to his shoulders that she
loved to flip in her fingers. His tan coat was covered with flecks of paint,
but was set off with a large, dark blue cravat. He always let his work spoil
his clothes. It was his charm. He glowed with a smile when he met her eyes.
“Deidre, my
love. What brings you to Montmartre today?”
“You,” she
answered as she walked through the doorway, pushing him back toward the bed.
“You are my
little vixen,” he said as he removed his cravat with a flick of his wrist.
“Do me a favor?
Hurry.”
He grabbed her
around the waist, but held up a hand to stall their descent onto the bed. An
expert at releasing a woman from frivolous garments, he expertly undid each of
her many pearl buttons, slowly, teasing her, as her silk dress began to fall
free. One tantalizing kiss followed another as he progressed down her until the
dress fell to the floor with a chorus of burgundy silk ruffles. After an
admiring gaze, he swung her onto the bed.
She turned to
see Philippe looking at her, his eyes focused on her bosoms as they peeked out
from the top of the tight corset, swelling with each breath she took. Though
she wanted to be free from its confines, she enjoyed teasing him with
anticipation. She rolled onto her side, her hair starting to unravel from her
pins, watching his reaction as he watched her. She smiled as he descended upon
her. “What are you looking at?”
“Something I
would love to paint.”
He lowered
himself down and kissed her gently with firm lips. She reached for his jaw
line, caressing it. Moving his hand down her leg, he slipped his fingers into
the top of one stocking and then the other, slowly rolling them down her legs,
kissing the insides of her warm thighs as he went. She reached down and pulled
on his hair, encouraging him to return. As he rose, he began to unlace her
corset, freeing her breasts, exposing her pert nipples. She caressed the front
of his chest, feeling the definition, the flatness of his belly. She stopped at
his waist, looking up with a smile.
“Should I
continue?” she whispered.
 review
Deidre is a timenaunt, her mission is to jump into the past to research and learn about lost arts. She has just recently lost her partner and is still trying get used to traveling through time on her own. Deidre is attacked and could have been killed if it weren’t for Max. She learns from her rescuer that she has been targeted. She should have dies and now that Max has intervened they have changes history. The counsel has sent a team to fix what was changed, which they may or may not be successful.
This book was very hard for me to follow. Not only were the characters jumping through time but so was the story. It was a bit all over and you were introduced to many characters that were really not needed for the story. It was very scattered and had a lot of fillers for what could have been a really good solid storyline. After finishing, everything came together but just moved way too fast. It still was a good read.
I would give this 3 stars.

 

About the Author:
Marilyn Vix writes fast paced paranormal romances with strong females finding their HEA with hot warlocks, vampires, and time travelers. She currently lives in Northern California with her husband. This is her first full-length novel.
Marilyn is currently working on her first full-length contemporary romance, Saving My Heart and the second book in the Time Rogue series. She has a novella paranormal romance series called Beware of Warlocks with the first book entitled, Never Marry A Warlock. For more information about her books, visit her website at: https://marilynvix.com

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Award Winning Author Cyndi Faria is releasing the next book in her Whisper Cove series, SPIRIT FREED on Valentine’s Day! She’s excited to share with you Dane and Abigail’s quest for happily-ever-after. The Whisper Cove series is sexy paranormal fantasy with a twist of magic. SPIRIT FREED is an excellent romance to cuddle up with this Valentine’s Day. If you need assurance that undying love is possible…this is the book for you!

 

Author Cyndi Faria is hosting a SPIRIT FREED Release Day Facebook Party on Valentine’s Day from 4 P.M. – 7 P. M. PST. Joining her will be various authors including Virna DePaul, Tawny Weber, Rochelle French, Kristen Miller, Anna Stewart, Suzanne Vince, Grace Conley, Marie Boothf, Tina Gower & more. There will be lots of prizes up for grabs including a $50 Amazon eGift Card, autographed books, swag & more! Cyndi would love to see you there! Read the rest of this entry

Secret: In Wolf Lake by D K Davis

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Secrets: In Wolf Lake           

Secret Series

Book 1

DK Davis

 

Genre: YA, sci-fi, fantasy

 

Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.

 

Date of Publication: 1/1/2017

 

ISBN: 9781772993899

Kindle: 9781772993905

WEB: 9781772993912

Print: 9781772993929

ASIN: B01N7O41FM

 

Number of pages: 120

Word Count: 41,200

 

Cover Artist: Michelle Lee

 

Secret: In Wolf Lake – Tagline

 

Samantha discovers a gifted creature living in Wolf Lake; now his life depends on her saving him.

 

Book Description:

 

Samantha’s dealing with a lot of emotional blow-back from her mother’s new marriage. Then she discovers a gifted creature living in Wolf Lake, and life suddenly becomes all about keeping his existence a secret, earning his trust. That is until his life depends on her saving him. But she won’t be able to do it alone…

 

Secret Series – Tagline

 

A series of secrets, invisible yet glaring, and most include a Supernatural spin, like an unwelcomed sensation sparking every nerve ending.

 

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I’m an independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock /  Kindle unlimited purchase.
When I read the title I was excited about having the opportunity to read a wolf shifter book. Well that was not the case. And I was not disappointed.
Here you have a wonderful story about a young woman named Sam and her dog Koko. Sam’s father died 2 years ago. With her mother’s marriage to her fatheiend she is left at her aunt’s resort during their honeymoon. To feel closer to her father she spends hours fishing the lake, and finds a friend in need.
Amazon says it should take you about 3 hours to read this. I warn you, make sure you have them 3 hours planned in advance, you will not want to stop reading untill the end…..
I recommend this book to YA readers as this is the age group the author is shooting for. But in my opinion anyone will enjoy this book.
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About the Author:

 

DK Davis writes YA sci-fi, supernatural, and fantasy with a good dollop of all the relationships woven in between. When she’s not writing, editing, or reading, she’s hiking, RV’ing, fishing, spending time with grandchildren or her favorite muse (her husband) in Southwest Michigan.

 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/DKDavisBooks

 

FB – https://www.facebook.com/dk.davis.92

 

Website – http://suda788.wixsite.com/dkdavis

 

Books We Love Ltd. Author Page –

http://www.bookswelove.com/authors/davis-dk/

 

Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7O41FM

 

 

TOUR HOST ONLY GIVEAWAY:

 

DK is giving away 2- $20 Amazon Gift Cards to tour hosts.

 

2 hosts will be chosen to win.

 

This is only for the blog hosts of the tour. Their names and email addresses will be entered into a drawing on the days they host. Winners chosen on the last day of the tour.

 

Servants of Fate by Wendy Sparrow

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Servants of Fate

Boxed Set

Books 1-3

Wendy Sparrow

 

Genre: Paranormal romance

 

Publisher: Pen and Kink Publishing

 

Date of Publication: December 24, 2016

 

ISBN: 978-1-988233-21-5

ASIN: B01N1Q567S

 

Number of pages: 308

Word Count: 96,000

 

Cover Artist: Amanda C. Davis

 

Book Description:

 

As servants of Fate, Father Time’s sons must sacrifice a mortal’s lifetime on behalf of humanity before each year ends. It’s simpler if they don’t get involved, as their immortality is a barrier to relationships and to understanding the emotions of those whose lives end in a blink, especially if these time holders have a hand in it. Servants of Fate pass in and out of the lives of those around them, never interacting, until a different type of fate steps in. They can stop time, but love will leave them powerless.

 

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THIS COLLECTION CONTAINS ALL THREE TITLES FROM THE SERVANTS OF FATE SERIES

 

Stealing Time

 

Father Time’s son, Zeit Geist, must sacrifice a mortal’s lifetime to the Fates each New Year’s Eve. Last year—inexplicably, really—he made an 11:59 substitution. The Fates are pissed and they’re after his mortal Hannah. With the year ending, he ought to figure out why he’d saved her—and why he keeps doing it.

 

Following an unlucky year, Hannah Lyons needs a week’s holiday in a lodge to unwind. What she gets is near-death experiences and a sexy immortal who can’t avoid kissing her, but might have to kill her. After all, even Zeit can’t hold back time indefinitely.

 

Taking Time

 

Tempus fugit. Time flies…unless you’re Tempus Halt, Father Time’s son. Day in and day out are the same, except for New Year’s Eve when he steals the life of a mortal on behalf of the Fates. This year marks his first failure to stay the monotonous course. A mortal’s kiss and her insistence on taking the place of his year’s sacrifice stalled out everything. Now, Tempus has to keep her alive for a year so his sacrifice isn’t wasted, but that’s the only reason—definitely.

 

One of these crazy grim reapers stole Lacey Carpenter’s estranged father’s life two years ago. She’ll give her own life rather than letting it happen again. It backfires when Tempus doesn’t actually kill her, and they have to spend the year together. She’s falling for an immortal who stops time, not just to save her life, but also to ruin her dates and steal her books. This can never work and fate is just not on her side—in fact, they’d really like her dead before Tempus falls for her in return.

 

Keeping Time

 

When Ruin’s mortal sacrifice to the Fates on New Year’s Eve is already dying, it should be the easiest life he has to take, but not this year. The dying man knows Ruin is there to kill him, but he asks Father Time’s son to look after his twin sister. Ruin can’t stay away from the sweet and sensual Phoebe. His previous interactions with women changed the definition of his name, Ruin, so he can’t fall for her, especially when the lovely mortal doesn’t know he killed her brother.

 

Phoebe’s brother promised to send her a guardian angel, but Ruin seems too devilish to be holy. He only wants to be friends and keep watch over her, but she can’t resist him. Loving Ruin is a sin tempting her heart. How wrong is it to cause an angel’s fall? Ruin and Phoebe’s time is running out as another New Year’s Eve sacrifice approaches, and Ruin might lose everything for keeping his true hand in fate secret.

 

 

 

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It took them another three attempts to get what they both deemed were acceptable snowman portions.

“Hey. Coal.” With raised eyebrows, Hannah held up the two lumps of coal that had come in his snowman kit. “Get a good long look because this is what you’re getting next year.”

He couldn’t stop smiling at her. A dozen times each hour today, he’d wished he could slow down time because he wanted to spend more time with Hannah—he needed that. She was singing Frosty the Snowman with a carefree abandon he’d never felt before. If only he didn’t have the end of the year looming over him.

“Okay, pass me his corn cob pipe,” she said.

He pulled the “pipe” out of the box and stared at it. “Our snowman is a smoker? And this is a kids’ song?”

“It was written back before people worried about things like their lungs,” she said, reaching for it.

He pulled it away. No. It wasn’t right. “His days are already numbered, and he’s playing with fire—actual fire?”

“Ohhhh, right.” She tilted her head. “Wow, that does make him a bit of a rebel, doesn’t it? I bet the snowladies were all suitably impressed.”

Zeit looked around. There were mortal children all around. Young impressionable mortal children. He put the pipe back in the box.

“Or he’s not really a rebel. He likes to play things safe. Then again,” she tapped his coal eyes, “he did earn his coal. Maybe he’s got nothing to prove. There should be buttons in the box.”

He pulled off his glove to search through the bottom of the box, pulling out three buttons. “What is he buttoning up?” he asked as he handed them to Hannah.

She’d started pressing the buttons into his middle snow section, but she stopped and bit her lip as she stared at the round button still in her hand. Finally, she shrugged and pushed the last one in. “I think you’re overanalyzing this.”

“Or it’s a mortal tradition that could use some scrutiny.” He held out the faux carrot that came in his kit.

“But, look, he’s healthy. A carrot.”

“Is he going to eat his own nose?”

“I can’t do this with you now.”

 

 

 

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Review of Servants of Fate by Wendy Sparrow
Servants of Fate is a trilogy conformed by three paranormal romance novels that will catch your attention from the very first page. These three novels (Stealing Time, Taking Time and Stealing Time), which can be read as standalones, were previously released individually. However, they are now a part of a cheap box set that will tempt you with its HEAs, lack of cliffhangers, and enchanting plots. I don’t tend to play favorites, because I loved the tree novels. 
In the three novels, each son of Father time must sacrifice a mortal’s lifetime to the Fates in the name of humanity. It is quite cruel, right? Nonetheless, it is done every year until it isn’t. What is powerful enough to, in a way, stop a tradition as ancient as time? The answer is simple, it is love. I must admit I don’t usually play favorites, at least I try not to, but I have a soft-spot for Stealing Time, the first book in the series. In this story, one of the sons of father time called Zeit falls in love with Hannah, this year’s mortal sacrifice. Honestly, I love this concept of forbidden love. It is so enchanting and tempting, making you feel as it everything is right even though the world believes you are in the wrong. The relationship between Zeit and Hannah is kind of insta-love. Nevertheless, I am a firm believer of love at first sight so it wasn’t an issue for me. That feeling he had for Hannah was enough for him to make a last-minute exchange for the human lifetime sacrifice. However, as you can guess, the Fates were not happy about it. They feel defied because the actions of Zeit are unprecedented. I must confess I couldn’t help but chuckle and giggle when his brothers followed his example, in their own style, in Taking Time and Stealing Time. 
Another aspect that I loved about this series is the connection between brothers. I loved how they asked Zeit for advice. Also, I liked that even though each of the three novels revolved around the same concept, each portrayed it according to the personality of each brother. For example, in stealing time the couple stayed in the friend zone for a while, in fear of could happen when the line was crossed. I thought it was really cute, because the couple had time to get to know each other a little better and progressively fell in love. Thought it was quite the contrast with the insta-love of Zeit and Hannah.
I highly recommend each of the novels of the series to anyone that loves paranormal romance novels with a spark of drama and action. 
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About the Author:

 

After a childhood spent wandering as a military brat, Wendy Sparrow found her home in Washington State. Her days involve convincing her two kids she knows how to properly parent and her nights showing her husband all the cool things romance authors know… or goofing around online… or reading, but mostly the first thing.

 

She’s active in OCD and autism communities and writes on her blog to support awareness in both. With her whole heart, Wendy believes everyone deserves a happily-ever-after. If she’s not writing or wrangling kids, she’s on Twitter, @WendySparrow, where she’ll chat with anyone about anything.

 

Web: http://wendysparrow.com/

 

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A handmade original choker from Neath the Veil’s “Every Rose has its Thorn” collection. Soft woven ribbon holds a gorgeous cream and black rose cameo set in a silver finish frame. It drapes down 5 inches from the top of choker to the bottom. The length is sized from 11-1/2 inches to 16 inches by clasp and adjustable chain. This giveaway is international.

 

Additionally, three paperback copies of the anthology Legendary will be given away individually. The anthology is edited by Laura Harvey and contains an urban legend inspired story by Wendy Sparrow. These copies may be won by those in the U.S. or Canada.

 

The final giveaway item is a $10 USD Amazon gift card which is open to countries with Amazon sites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Reanimation Files by A.J. Locke

The Reanimation Files
by AJ Locke
Genre: Paranormal/Ghosts/Urban Fantasy/Multicultural/Interracial/Comedy
 
Affairs of the Dead Book 1
 
Help ghosts, stop a thief, and try not to die…

Necromancer Selene Vanream helps ghosts settle their affairs so they can move on. But when breaking the rules gets her in trouble, she’s bumped down to tracking ghosts trying to avoid the afterlife. Ghosts like Ethan Lance, who claims he was kicked out of his body when someone else jumped in. Which might be plausible—if such a thing were possible. And if Micah, Selene’s partner, didn’t pull her into an investigation of brutal murders that lead directly back to Ethan.

But when the whole mess puts Selene’s life in danger, she suddenly has very personal reasons to get Ethan’s body back. Between her uncomfortable relationship with Micah, and problems with her boss, Selene learns just how much trouble it can be when you don’t follow the rules…

Requiem for the Living Book 2
 
Selene is slowly dying…too bad that’s the least of her problems.
You could say that Selene Vanream has a lot of problems. First there’s the Rot that’s slowly killing her, despite everything Ilyse and Micah are doing to find a way to save her.
Then there’s Andrew, the ghost of her boss who is anchored to the living world. Selene would like to ignore him, but anchored ghosts with unsettled business turn into anchored beasties, so she can’t write him off. The government has sent a team to post up at Affairs of the Dead and keep an eye on her, which includes making sure she plays up to Andrew to keep him from turning.
On top of that, someone is using Selene’s new power to create anchored ghosts for their loved ones to keep around. Not good since the culprit doesn’t have a clue about that whole anchored beastie angle. Now Selene has a criminal to catch while trying to stay out of the hands of government goons who have stripping her reanimation power on their agenda.

 

 
When Micah and Ilyse finally find a way to save her, Selene thinks she can cross one bad thing off her list–until she learns the terrible price that must be paid to keep her alive. Full plate doesn’t cover it. Overflowing plate doesn’t cover it. Selene’s plate has damn near exploded.
 
The Ravaging In Between Book 3
 
Sometimes death is only the beginning…

Selene Vanream died—for two minutes. After being revived, she spends over a month in a coma before she awakes, free from the Rot and the reanimation power that caused her so much trouble. No one can explain how Selene survived killing Renton while he possessed her reanimation power, and her reunion with Micah is marred by the choices they each made to save her and stop Renton.

But even though she’s Rot free, she isn’t problem free. First, she no longer has a job at Affairs of the Dead. And Ethan is missing and she can’t track him down. Not only that, ghosts that were sent to the Afterlife with unfinished business have somehow crossed back and are trying to settle the score in violent ways. If that wasn’t enough, Selene discovers that dying briefly has more consequences than she realized, because when she was revived, not all of her came back. Now she’s straddling both the living world and the dead, and she will find out what it means to come back to life but leave part of her soul behind.

A Torment of Savages Book 4
 
When your soul isn’t your own, you’ll do anything to get it back.

After months of danger and deadly threats, Selene Vanream finally has some much needed downtime and a chance to focus on mending her relationship with Micah. She’s even accepted a job working for The Paranormal Control Center to quietly resolve issues within the paranormal community. After the supernatural devastation New York City’s been through, quiet resolutions are best.

But peace can’t last forever. As Selene and Kyo’s ghost embark on the search for Kyo’s body, Selene finds out firsthand the violent lengths the dead witches are willing to go to in order to keep their secrets safe. What’s more, a new, dark and deadly being has emerged from the In Between and is turning people into darkness-filled Savages intent on reaping souls until she gets the soul she’s really owed–Selene’s. This new evil is determined to get what she was promised, but not before innocent people pay the price, including someone very near to Selene’s heart.

Now all Selene has to do is find out how her life became a bargaining chip to a psychotic monster, keep the ones she loves from danger, and make sure her soul isn’t ripped from her body and dragged to hell in the process. Some girls have all the fun.

A.J. Locke is originally from Trinidad and Tobago but has resided in New York City for over ten years. She knew early on that she wanted to be a writer, penned her first novel at fourteen, and hasn’t stopped since. Creating is her passion, and other than writing she enjoys drawing, painting, graphic design, and any other creative whim that may take her.
 
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