Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Taken: The Vampire's Concubine - Part Four by Desiree Broussard Kindle New Release


Release Date: 9/9/14
Taken: The Vampire's Concubine - Part Four
Genres: Vampire Romance, Erotic Romance

Originally from Earth, Keely learned to be tough surviving in the ravaged remains of society. Her strength paid off when she was abducted from her world with four other women and delivered into Legionnaire – a planet full of vampires desperate to breed. She even survived the concubine market, and a seductive vampire’s determination to have her. Keely is a survivor, and a survivor will do whatever it takes to live.

But he’s not done with her yet. And neither is the vampire on his way back to mate her.



Author Biography:

I've always had a fascination with vampires. My ideal man evolved from tall, dark, and sexy to tall, dark, and sexy with fangs. And so my fantasy was born.

My first release is Taken: The Vampire's Concubine (Part One). If you like a safe and neat series, this is not for you. Taken is very dark in nature, with strong sexual themes, dangerous situations, and Gothic undertones throughout it. When you open the pages to my series, you're stepping into a world ruled by beings that survive on blood. There's nothing safe about that.

The year is 2050, and Keely has just been abducted from her home in small-town USA. Blindfolded and bound, she is taken into outer space and delivered into a world with three moons and no sun. Almost immediately, she discovers her fate. Due to a rare blood factor she's been taken and now she's expected to select a male vampire mate and breed.

The attraction between her and her guard is instantaneous, but where can it lead? Now a concubine, Keely is taken for her grooming. The market is quickly approaching, her future dark and uncertain. She's destined to be a vampire's concubine, but which one will she pick?

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Paranormal Mystery Blog Tour & Giveaway: Special Run by Lena Jo McCoy

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Virtual Book Tour Dates: 8/6/14 – 9/3/14
Genres: Paranormal Mystery






Blurb:
If an animal spoke to you, would you listen? Botanist/psychokinetic Katrina Ormstead created a super hash. A variety of marijuana she calls MAGIC. Before she can share her successful medical findings with the scientific community, she’s murdered. There is, however, one witness begging to come forward. Special is Katrina’s wolf-hybrid dog. She saw her mistress die. She wants revenge. Now she has to convince food photographer, animal psychic and Katrina’s best friend Wheat Keigwin of the same thing. Together, dog and woman dedicate themselves to solving the mystery behind Katrina’s death.

“Trust me, if you’re an animal lover, a paranormal fiction follower, a reader of rom-coms, or a murder mystery aficionado, you should really buy this book.” Charlie Bray’s Indi Book Reviews, The Indietribe Newsletter – Read the whole review at: http://eepurl.com/Pd4gv


Excerpt:
“Son of a bitch!” Wheat snapped awake and flung her legs over the side of the bed, her feet moving before they hit the ground.
“Dad!” she screamed as she ran down the hallway. She heard a muffled thump as she came to a stop in front of her parents’ bedroom door.
The door jerked open. “What is it?” Frank asked, his voice urgent, awake, despite the rumpled appearance.
“Are you okay?” Ella’s voice, strong but scared came from behind him.
Wheat moved off down the hall. “It’s Special. We have to get to her!”
“What is it?” Other voices could be heard throughout the house. Teeny, Simon, Leo.
“Don’t go out there alone,” Ella yelled. “Frank! Simon stop your sister!”
Too late.
Wheat slammed through the porch screen door, hitting it so hard it crashed into the house and whipped shut behind her.
Shit!
Run?
Grab a vehicle?
What’s faster?
She forgot shoes. Damn!
“I’m coming. I’m coming,” she chanted to herself, her teeth chattering even in the heat of the night. Special’s screams were still fresh in her head as she threw open the shed door, dropped down on one of the four-wheelers, turned the key and hit the gas. She shot out of the building and saw the black silhouettes of her dad and brother running across the yard. If they were saying anything, she couldn’t hear it over the roar of the engine.
She left them behind, pushed the vehicle to maximum speed. Across the yard, onto a dirt road, then a path, two wheels in the track, the other two chopping over clumps of prairie grass, her mind working out a course. How to avoid the pasture gate. No time to stop.
Wheat turned the handles to the right, dipped down an embankment. There was a wash where the ground was lower, leaving a sizable gap between it and the bottom strand of barbwire. She prayed it was deep enough to let the ATV pass under. She couldn’t see the wire. Even with light from the moon she could only make out the dark shadows of the posts.
The bike stopped jerking, the tires churning the soft dirt in the wash. Wheat pressed herself flat against the seat, her head tucked behind the handle bars, cheek on the fuel tank, expecting to feel the jerk if the handles caught the barb wire. She felt something shock her as the wire grazed her back.
The material on her pajama top caught. Tore as a barb let loose.
She realized she’d been holding her breath, let it out, kept herself tucked forward, less wind resistance.
The bike topped the rise, all four wheels air bound. It hit the ground. Bounced hard. It knocked the breath out of her, but she didn’t take her thumb off the gas.
The vehicle bucked madly, hitting clumps of grass and gopher holes. Wheat squeezed with her thighs like a bull rider. Rode it out. The clinic only yards away.
Dammit!
The thought hit her.
She didn’t have a weapon.
Too late now. She stomped down on the brake, sent the bike into a skid. Leapt off. The bike still rolling. The gravel bit into her bare feet. Her mind raced ahead. What could she use in a fight?
The clinic door was wide open. She heard the chorus of animal noise inside. She reached out and grabbed a branding iron hanging by a nail on the side of the building.
Didn’t hesitate.
How close was her brother?
Dad?
Her feet slapped the cold tile inside the building and she hit the light switch, arm raised, iron shaft gripped tight.
Brian Donovan stood by the front desk.
She felt the blood rush to her head.
She must look a fright.
To cover her discomfort she scowled at him. “What the hell are you doing here?”
Damn he looked good.
Her ex-lover.

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An agriculture journalist, Lena Jo McCoy has worked in the print-media fields, both newspapers and magazines and has spent most of her life devoted to agriculture. Lena Jo has long admired the works of animal behaviorist Temple Grandin, Cesar Milan as well as the farmers and ranchers she’s written about and is dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals. When she is not playing servant to her two English Bulldogs, Lena Jo finds herself at the computer writing the next story.

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Giveaway:
Enter to win one of ten print copies of Special Run. Available to US addresses only. Enter through Goodreads.


Alexander SkarsgÄrd on Jimmy Fallon

Alexander Skarsgard was the real showstopper in his role as Eric Northman.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The True Blood Ending - The Worst Ending In Television History EVER

So now I've had a few days to think about it.

To grieve over it.

And to face the facts....

The True Blood series ending had to be the WORST ever ending in television history.

WTH were they thinking?

The producers, writers, and directors of this show had the chance to really make this great, but they completely fell flat. In fact I have to wonder if someone didn't have a really sick sense of humor. It's as if they purposely went out of their way to make it terrible. I can't believe that they would ruin a series in the way that they did. It was and is horrible. 

Honestly, whether you were a fan of the books or the show, I think readers and viewers all across the world just feel shocked over how it all ended... both ways. It makes me hesitant to ever get involved with another HBO show again, and I doubt that I will. Not after this, not after such a terrible way of wrapping up seven years. 

Since the show didn't follow the path that the books did, I felt certain that they would make the ending good. I could have accepted Sookie ending up with Bill or Eric, although my inner woman is screaming for an Alexander Skarsgard hook up! Looking back at all these past episodes I just fill that the whole Bill and Sookie reconciliation was just a filler, and that sucks. What was the point? 

So what are your thoughts?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Release: My Wolf Fighter by Rose Wynters #WolfTownGuardians



About the Bestselling Wolf Town Guardians Series: 
Born to walk this world as both wolf and human, these men take their role as protectors very seriously. Enjoying sensual pleasures as they please, this group of alpha werewolves are the finest when it comes to protecting their hidden settlement.
Guardians are the masters of self-control, taking pride in their authority and hard, muscled bodies. That all changes at the first scent of their mates. Their control snaps. The mating heat begins.
This is their stories.


Genres: Werewolf Romance, Paranormal Romance, & BBW Romance

My Wolf Fighter - #4, Wolf Town Guardians

Born in the 1500's, Ryker has spent several lifetimes as a Wolf Town Guardian. He's been in and out of countless beds in the pursuit of sexual gratification, but he's all but given up on ever finding his mate. When the King of Wolf Town asks him to be his second in an upcoming challenge for his right to rule, Ryker has no qualms about agreeing. He has nothing left to lose, and he certainly has nothing left to live for... or so he thinks.

Fate knows differently. Ryker meets Amanda, and she captivates him with her big blue eyes, curvy body, and fragile air. Although she's not his mate, he's consumed with the need to have her. And with the upcoming challenge hanging over his head, Ryker is running out of time to seduce her.
But Amanda is harboring secrets of her own, and time has run out for her, too. Her life is hanging in the balance, and she's up against an unbeatable foe. It's the biggest fight of her life, and she has zero chance of surviving. She has to experience his sensual embrace...  before it's too late.


Teaser Excerpt:

He leaned over to give her directions to his house. Her eyes widened when she realized he was her neighbor. Well, ex-neighbor. How ironic was that? “I know where it is,” she said, her voice hoarse. Aroused. She cleared her throat, embarrassed by the sensual tone. She sounded like a woman that had just been bedded... thoroughly.


The thought never crossed her mind that his offer contained anything more than a simple kindness. Why would it? A man like him could have any woman he desired, and he likely did. There was a raw, erotic air about him that made her believe he indulged often. He certainly wouldn't look twice at someone like her. But why had he been turned on? She brushed the thought away. Maybe he had a high sex drive. It was likely he spent a great deal of time in that condition. He all but oozed sex and arousal.


Release Date: 8/19/14


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Science Fiction Vampire Romance: Awakening 3 by Jeanie Grey - Giveaway: Win a Prize Package - Guest Post: How do you like your vamps?

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Guest post - How do you like your vamps? by Jeanie Grey

Nosferatu. Old-school Dracula. The freaky, face-changing vamps in Tarantino's From Dusk Til Dawn. The idea of vampire as mindless blood-sucking animal has all but disappeared from our culture. Perhaps this is because vampires used to be a metaphor for human sexuality in a time of extreme repression and we have become slightly less prudish about such things.


These days, we prefer our vampires with some complexity. As this recent post on Books Like True Blood touches on, we like vamps who fall in and out of love. Who have aspirations beyond tearing into throats. Who have memories, histories, and even health problems like Hep V. We like relatable vamps. More human vamps. Perhaps more beautiful and sexier than the average human being, but nonetheless tormented and flawed. Self-aware vamps with their own sense of morality. This is why why love True Blood, Anne Rice's Lestat and Louis, Twilight, Gary Oldman's portrayal of Dracula, and even vamps who are more endearing than sexy, like Herb in Scott Burtness's Wisconsin Vamp (previously featured on BLTB).


Some might argue that modern-day vampire stories anthropomorphize them too much, that we've attributed human needs, values and qualities to non-human entities. I don't know. If I'm ever fortunate enough to meet with a real-life vamp and live to tell the tale, I'll let you know my impressions. Until then, vampires exist as more as a metaphorical concept than a flesh-and-BLOOD reality. (Hahah!)


In modern tales, vampires no longer represent the dangers of sexuality (or of repressed sexuality, depending on how you look at it). They represent being different, feeling like an outcast, being marginalized. They represent the part of ourselves that feels like we have to hide who we truly are in order to function in our daily lives in society.


But vampires also represent our dormant power as free, authentic human beings. I think the reason vampires are often portrayed as unusually beautiful is not because it provides vampires with an evolutionary advantage as hunters of humanity but because there's a part of us that sees the beauty in all those things we think we have to repress. That knows that if we awakened to our authentic selves, we would become undead in the sense of "not dead anymore." That we would begin to fully live.

Jeanie Grey


Virtual Book Tour Dates: 8/4/14 – 9/1/14

Genres: Science Fiction Vampire Romance; Paranormal Romance; Paranormal Erotica







Short Description: A suspenseful science fiction vampire romance, Awakening 3 is the final book in the Lilly Frank trilogy. Intended for readers 18+.​


Blurb:

Nearly fifty years after the events of Awakening 2, Lilly decides to stop running away and returns to Italy only to find the threat of a vampire civil war growing. With the help of Beth, Carrie and Jamie, Lilly learns how to face her feelings about her tragic past and to accept that, whether Torren wants her or not, her heart wants him. But when she finds Torren in Rome, not only is he still with Vittoria, he doesn’t seem to remember Lilly at all.

Can Lilly convince Torren to leave Vittoria to be with her and help the Organization find a peaceful solution to the conflict, or will Vittoria and a vampire war come between Torren and Lilly and their happily ever after?


Excerpt:

“I’m just trying to understand…was she always like this?” Lilly asked.
“Like what?” Torren said, genuinely confused.
“So…selfish and self-serving. I mean, was she different as a human? Is that why you fell in love with her?”
Torren sat up, struggling to maintain his temper, reminding himself that Lilly had very limited experience with Vittoria. “Lilly, I realize that what you’ve seen of Vittoria has not given you a very good impression of her, but I have known her for a very long time. She is a good person, if a bit impulsive. She cares for me deeply, and it was her love for me that led her to try to ease my suffering. I’m not saying she was right to do what she did, but she certainly isn’t unfeeling.”
Lilly softened immediately. “Oh, I’m so sorry, Torren. I shouldn’t have said that. I can tell that you care deeply for her.”
Somewhat mollified, Torren settled back against the pillows again. He took Lilly’s hand and kissed her knuckles. “Apology accepted,” he said. “Thank you.”
She settled back against him and ran her hand over his chest to his bicep. “I can only imagine how hard this decision must have been for you. I want you to know that I’m truly grateful. You won’t be sorry.”
Torren stilled, trying to understand what Lilly was talking about. “What?”
“I just mean that, given your history and how much you care for her, it must have been hard to leave her and come here.”
“Not really,” he said, still not getting it. “She was out when I left.”
“Oh! Did you leave a note or something?”
“Yes, I let her know I was coming here and didn’t know when I’d be home.”
It was Lilly’s turn to pause. “Home to collect your things, you mean?”
“What?” he repeated.
Lilly sat up and looked down at him, doubt welling in her eyes. He sat up too and studied her.
“When are you going to tell her?” she said carefully.
“Tell her what?” Torren replied, and only then did he begin to guess what she meant. Her next words confirmed it.

“When are you going to tell Vittoria that you are leaving her for me?”



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About The Author:

Jeanie Grey is a feminist writer of extraordinary romance & erotica for those seeking something different from the norm. Her short stories have been published on deadlyeverafter.com and thedarkerhalf.com, and the complete Lilly Frank Trilogy is available now on Amazon and Smashwords. Jeanie is currently working on two novels – a contemporary romance and a historical pirate romance – as well as on a few short erotica pieces that explore the theme of self-discovery and personal growth through sex.


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Giveaway:

Prize Package #1: Win a $10 Amazon gift card and an ebook of Awakening 3

Prize Package #2: Win the complete Lilly Frank trilogy: Awakening, Awakening 2, & Awakening 3

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True Blood Season 7: Episode #9 Previews and Clips

HBO is literally killing me with the suspense! I know that this is supposed to be a good thing, but I'm dying to know who Sookie will end up with... And with two episodes left, it doesn't look like they are giving any previews. Here are the clips and previews that I was able to find for the next upcoming episode - Season 7 Episode 9

A clip of a scene between Arlene and Sookie 



This was from Comic Con... It's kind of a brief glimpse of the last remaining episodes




And here is the preview of the next episode