Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Finds: Urban Fantasy Descent

I love paranormal romance, but sometimes I wish the stories had more ass kicking in them, ya know? More wicked moves, with a bad ass heroine I can cheer for... enter the Descent Series from S.M. Reine.

Catch it while it's free, people.




She was destined to be a weapon. Elise Kavanagh is good at one thing: killing demons, angels, and gods. For years, she was the death that supernatural creatures feared. More myth than woman, she walked the Earth as the embodiment of vengeance.
  
But Elise doesn't want anything to do with destiny. She wants time off to spend with her only friend and former investigative partner, James Faulkner - a powerful witch, the only person she trusts - and try to be a normal person, whatever that means.
 
Destiny hasn't forgotten her.
It's not easy to retire when you were born to be a killing machine. Old enemies still hold bitter grudges against Elise. The demon overlord of her new home isn't happy to have the Godslayer hiding out in her territory. And there are still gods that need to be killed...
 
This is a collection of the first three titles in The Descent Series, which are gritty urban fantasy books about an exorcist, a witch, and their battles against the forces of Heaven and Hell. (Approx. 200,000 words total.)

Books included:
1. Death's Hand
2. The Darkest Gate
3. Dark Union

DEATH'S HAND
Elise Kavanagh doesn't want to hunt demons anymore. It's been five years since she killed her last enemy, and life has been quiet since then. She went to college. Got a job, and then lost it. Made a friend or two. Lived a normal life. Now her former partner, a powerful witch named James Faulkner, wants Elise to fight one more time. The daughter of a coven member has been possessed, and Elise is the only exorcist nearby.

Becoming a hero again would mean risking discovery by old enemies. But digging into the case reveals that it might already be too late--bodies are disappearing, demons slither through the night, and the cogs of apocalypse are beginning to turn. Some enemies aren't willing to let the secrets of the past stay dead...

THE DARKEST GATE
When Elise Kavanagh retired from demon hunting, she swore it would be permanent. But an attack from a powerful necromancer forced her back into the business, and now she's trying to balance her normal boyfriend and normal job with everything supernatural.

Mr. Black is a demon hunter gone rogue. He's enslaving angels and stealing ethereal artifacts in pursuit of forbidden immortality, and an old grudge drives him to make his final stand in Elise's territory. Destroying her life and killing her friends isn't the goal, but it's a definite perk.

A demonic overlord offers to join against Mr. Black and protect Elise's loved ones. All she needs to do is ally with the demons she's sworn to kill, at the cost of her morals--and maybe her immortal soul. But once she crosses that line, there's no turning back.

Nothing is sacred when Heaven and Hell collide on Earth...

DARK UNION
Every fifty years, the most powerful ethereal and infernal beings convene on Earth to resolve conflicts with mediation by kopides--humans born to police relations between Heaven and Hell. They're meeting in Elise Kavanagh's territory this year, and she used to be the greatest kopis in the world. But she's not invited.

An old friend, Lucas McIntyre, asks her to attend the summit in his place. But when she arrives, she discovers that a human faction called The Union has taken charge of the summit, and they're not playing nice. Worse yet, someone has killed a prominent Union member... and now they're demanding blood.



Visit the author's website at http://authorsmreine.com/

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Finds: Sweet Love



A Sweet Romance Anthology: Love in 8 Flavors

FREE!

A romance bundle featuring 8 standalone stories: a mixture of novels and novellas. Only 'The Proposal' is the first in a series but can be read as a standalone novella.

Genres include Contemporary, Historical, Western, Victorian, Regency, Medieval and Paranormal sweet romance:

The Proposal by Lily Zante
This is Book 1 of 4 but can be read as a standalone novella with a HEA and without needing to buy subsequent books.  Opposites attract. When a high-flying career woman with no time for romance finds herself falling for a sexy young stripper, she has no idea just how much her life is about to change.

August (Prairie Grooms) by Kit Morgan
What happens when six English ladies are shipped off halfway across the world as mail-order brides? EVERYTHING! Watch them go from a posh lifestyle in London to Clear Creek, a nothing of a town full of quirky characters, crazy livestock, and bumbling villains! Oh, and handsome grooms too!

Six Months In Montana by Pamela M. Kelley
Molly Bishop is on the verge of her dream promotion when she's thrown a curveball--according to the will of her childhood friend Christian Ford's grandfather, in order for Christian to inherit the family ranch, where Molly's uncle and many others work, Christian and Molly must marry--and stay married for at least Six Months.

The Bride Prize by Sandra Schwab
A medieval tournament in Victorian Britain, two unlikely lovers, and an unfortunate dearth of umbrellas: Join the reporters of Allan's Miscellany on their first adventure as they travel to Scotland to attend the infamous Eglinton Tournament of 1839!

Scandal At Dawn by Elizabeth Cole
When a cruel prank leaves the blind Olivia Blake ripe for humiliation, she is rescued by an infamous rake. Soon she is seduced by the charm of Adrian Calwell, a scandal-chased baron who is much more than he seems...

Emma, Mail-Order Brides Club by Ashley Merrick
When Emma Byrne loses her live-in job in Boston for rejecting the unwanted advances of her boss, moving to Montana to be a Mail-Order bride to widower Ethan Donovan and his young daughter Emily seems like the best solution. Except that the groom in question had no idea that his brother sent for a wife.

Rings On Her Fingers by ReGina Welling
What should have been a simple tarot card reading instead sends Julie on a quest for true love and a hidden family fortune. Helped along the way by her best friend, a psychic and an aura reader, Julie must learn to believe in the unseen before it is too late.

Queen of Hearts by Kristen Painter
A priceless ruby, a sexy gargoyle and a dangerous sorcerer. Just another day's work...


Grab your copy today!



Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Love-All-You-Need-Romance-ebook/dp/B00VC5UMQY

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-All-You-Need-Romance-ebook/dp/B00VC5UMQY

B&N (Nook): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-is-all-you-need-lily-zante/1121647549?ean=2940152226706&isbn=2940152226706&itm=1&usri=2940152226706

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id981056963

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/love-is-all-you-need-5

GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=7MyyBwAAQBAJ


Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Finds: Irish Eyes Are Smiling

I love paranormal romance, but make the setting Irish and give the heroine or hero a psychic gift and I'm a happy camper. The mystic cove books by Tricia O'Malley are reading crack, seriously. I try to slow down and savor the words, but who am I kidding, I glom and gulp it down like a speed reader. lol.

Now you can give it a try for only .99¢, but better hurry, the sale ends March 29th.
  
Wild Irish Eyes
Tricia O’Malley

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Only .99¢ until March 29th.


Oh, to stop the voices in her head.

Other people's voices, that is. As a pub owner with an extra special gift, all Cait Gallagher craves is a moment of silence. That, and to own the building her pub is housed in along with the heart of the building's landlord, Shane MacAuliffe. Though she is irresistibly drawn to Shane, her vulnerabilities cause her to put up a tough exterior. When the two butt heads, more than sparks fly, and Cait finds herself trembling on the precipice of love.

Shane has watched Cait for years. Stubborn, beautiful, and with a trim body that he is dying to get his hands on, Cait is it for him. And yet, she continues to infuriate him by walking away from his kiss. Every time. At his wits' end, Shane doesn't know what to do to make Cait his own.

Unapologetic and fiercely proud, Cait must conquer her insecurities and reveal her true self to Shane or face losing everything.

New York Times Bestselling author, Tricia O'Malley, brings you a new romance series set on the rocky shores of Ireland.


AMAZON:  http://amzn.to/1y1vULa
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wild-irish-eyes-tricia-omalley/1120341020

Learn more about Tricia and her books at her website: http://triciaomalley.com/


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cuban Coffee Lover

Writers and coffee go together like peanut butter and jelly.

It's a fact that most of us need that slight buzz to get through our day and keep us writing into the night. So when I find a coffee that boosts my clarity (something I desperately need these days), I have to tell my friends.

I bought Bear (my hubby) one of those dual coffee makers that uses both the K-cups and also brews a mean traditional cup of joe. He likes a smooth medium roast, and I like a light roast (Starbucks Veranda blend is usually my favorite go-to java), but I now have a new favorite: Cafe Bustelo. It's a strong medium roast Cuban Colombiano espresso available now in those K-cups. Ohmigawd - this stuff is "wake up your lazy butt" type of coffee and I love it.

It reminds me of the coffee I used to drink years ago when I lived in Tampa. A friend and I discovered this awesome little cafe with the best coffee ever. The place was owed by a husband and wife who escaped Cuba back in the early sixties, and brought all the amazing Cuban treats with them, including the coffee. It's where I first discovered the Cuban sandwich (seriously delicious!) and the rich aroma and taste of Cuban espresso. I'm sure the place is probably long gone now, but I can still enjoy a cup of Cafe Bustelo and close my eyes, and it's like I'm transported back in time.

If you have heart issues or cannot handle the caffeine punch of Cuban Colombiano coffee, then walk away...but if you like the small boost, this coffee may be for you. Yum!

Amazon carries the coffee here: http://amzn.to/1CLRmda
Some groceries may also carry it, but you may have to check around to see if it's available in your area.



Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Finds: PNR Love

On this special edition of Friday Finds—Friday the 13th, I offer up some meaty deals on PNR ebooks you gotta try. Rawr...just sayin'.

The ebooks in this section are only .99¢, but grab them now, because some of the sales are for a limited time only!


The Mystic Wolves: Volume One Box Set By Belinda Boring

In this four book box set, fall in love with Mason and Darcy as they face challenges head on--both as a couple and as leaders of the Mystic Wolves Pack. You'll find The Mystic Wolves, Forget Me Not, and Testing Fate, along with the BONUS novella, A Very Mystic Christmas (an assortment of memories and recipes.)

AMZ: http://amzn.to/1B6yHZA
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mystic-wolves-box-set-belinda-boring/1117794331
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/390959


 A Cursed Bloodline By Cecy Robson


Since being cursed with unique abilities, Celia Wird and her three sisters have fought the most bloodthirsty preternaturals in the Lake Tahoe region. But Celia’s greatest threat is someone she would have never suspected: Anara, a werewolf Elder who has allowed his hatred for Celia to spiral out of control. In a play for dominance, Anara tortures Celia and gives her an ultimatum: sever her mate bond with pureblood were Aric—or Anara will kill everyone she loves.

From the instant they met, Celia and Aric have shared an attraction that cannot be tamed. So keeping Aric away is impossible, and Aric would sooner die than allow anyone to hurt the woman he loves. Misha, master vampire and Celia’s sworn protector, also finds his way into the chaos, seeking blood from those who have harmed her.

Now Celia and her sisters are caught in the middle of a war driven by lust, fueled by hatred, and destined to end in tragedy. For Anara is a force to be reckoned with, and he will not succumb without robbing Celia of those who hold her heart.

AMZ: http://amzn.to/1DoLK7U
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-cursed-bloodline-cecy-robson/1119609453


The ebooks in this section are FREE, but grab them now, because some of the sales are for a limited time only!

The Cajun's Captive by Selena Blake

Sebastian Deveraux is the Alpha of his pack and like all the Deveraux men, he’s sexy as pure sin. He’s waited for decades for just the right woman. For his mate. And ten years ago he’d been sure he’d found her in Amanda St. James. But she’d run from him.
Now she’s back. He’ll do anything to keep her. Even if it means tying her to his bed.
Warning: Contains one sinfully seductive Cajun werewolf with plenty of pent up sexual tension, a little light bondage, and a love that will last a lifetime.
Stormy Weather - Book 1
Nook: coming soon!


An Immortal Valentine's Day (The Immortals Book 5) by Monica La Porta

Once a playboy, Alexander Drako is now the happy father of three and eager to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special party held on Friday night to accommodate his nocturnal vampire friends. Everything is ready except for a small detail. Alexander has forgotten to buy the roses and orchids for his beloved Ravenna. Unable to disappoint her, and accompanied by his loyal friends, Marcus and Samuel, he sets out for Wolf’s Haven, a rehab center for paranormals, hoping to find some flowers left for sale in their greenhouse.

After a honeymoon around the world that lasted half a year, Peter and Ophelia have just landed back in Rome. While he would like to relax in their apartment, Ophelia is eager to see her friends. Most of all, she can’t wait to hug Quintilius, her adoptive father.
 
Ophelia’s call reaches Quintilius at Wolf’s Haven, where he’s volunteering, and he rejoices at finally seeing her again. However, he isn’t thrilled to see Peter, the man who stole the heart of his little princess. A sudden crisis at the rehab center forces Quintilius to focus his thoughts and energies on looking for Luisa, a girl who’s run away with a dangerous gang member.
 
By fate’s design, all the friends have reunited at Wolf’s Haven and agreed to help Quintilius in his quest. Will they be able to save the girl and return to their loved ones in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

AMZ: http://www.amazon.com/Immortal-Valentines-Day-Immortals-Book-ebook/dp/B00THH6HAO


Shiftless by Aimee Easterling 

PMS is no fun for werewolves.

Forget the full moon, female werewolves shift uncontrollably at that time of the month. But after years of practice, teenaged Terra learns to squash her wolf, which allows her to flee the repressive village where she grew up.

A decade later, the packless ache gnaws at her insides. But when Terra is ambushed by her father and half a dozen of his henchmen, she still struggles against being reeled back into her old life. Chief Wilder is adamant, yet he does offer one way out --- hunt down her nephew Keith, teach him to shift, and bring the youngster back into the fold in her place.

Problem upon problem piles up as Terra strives to do her father's bidding. The female shifter has hidden from her wolf for so long that she finds herself unable to change back into canine form, and she also realizes that her nephew is too good-natured to survive for a minute walking in his grandfather's footsteps. Will Terra be able to relearn her werewolf abilities --- and overcome her morals --- before her father steals away her hard-earned independence?

Shiftless is the first novel in the Wolf Rampant series, which continues with Pack Princess.

AMZ: http://www.amazon.com/Shiftless-Fantastical-Werewolf-Adventure-Rampant-ebook/dp/B00J6EFD8K