Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cover Reveal: Claiming Ana by Brynna Curry


“I’ll take you, turn you, until I’m the sun that warms you, the moon that calls to you at night.” – Howl Raven

Where there's smoke, there's fire…and passion that won't be denied.

The child of a gypsy and fey, small-town veterinarian Dr. Anastasia Brannon has always hidden her magic for fear of ridicule. A red-hot encounter with the new PI in town makes their attraction impossible to deny. Throwing caution to the wind, she indulges her desires but keeps her secrets close.

A man with a shady past and secrets of his own, Howl Raven uses his feral talents and tracking skills to make a living, doing his best to lay low and hide the curse that haunts him every month. So far, so good…until an uncontrollable shift outside the full moon leaves him the victim of a werewolf hunter.

When she finds the enigmatic investigator wounded in the woods near her cabin during a storm, Ana provides medical care on instinct. She may be the only one who can banish the wolf from Howl’s blood, but at what cost?


Stop thinking about sex, Ana. Control yourself.
Howl swallowed the pills with the hot coffee burning a path down his raw throat and hoped it hid his grin.
Arrgh. He probably heard that too.
“Every word. We’ll get to that, hopefully sooner rather than later.”
“You’re evading the question. So, how did you come to be bleeding in my woods not twenty feet from my doorstep?”
“My woods. I’m renting the Parker place, remember? Technically, that makes Parker’s woods, my woods,” he corrected.
She turned her back on him to retrieve something from the cabinet. Had it only been yesterday they had shared lunch in this room? She had been molten in his arms, melting into his kiss. If not for the phone call from Jace, they would have ended up in bed. Maybe on the couch. Against the wall. Now who couldn’t control their thoughts? Where had this distance come from?
“That’s not what I meant and you know it.”
“I know.” He slipped in behind her at the counter. He had questions. She had answers. Howl intended to have them and her. “Why didn’t you call for help?” Howl laughed when he felt her jump mentally. Mind reading was such a trip. He effectively caged her between the counter and his arms. He wanted to kiss her, just there where her neck curved into her shoulder. He nuzzled the spot and traced the tip of his tongue along the exposed skin of her throat.
She tilted her head to give him better access. “The storm knocked down lines everywhere. We’re running off generator power, no phone, and no cell.”
He felt her shiver as her situation started to dawn on her. They were completely alone. Nothing to stop them from acting on this all-consuming lust. No calls from Jace. No neighborly driveby visits from Cade. No work. Just walls, rooms, and plenty of doors with locks.
“I would have driven you to the hospital once the storm let up and you were stable, but you asked me not to. That, and my Jeep was totaled by a tree. Then I found this.” Ana held up the small jar containing the bullet she had removed. “And I knew I couldn’t go to Cade. He wouldn’t understand.”
Howl took the jar. Even through the glass, the metal burned his skin. He tossed it aside. It rolled across the floor into the corner smacking into the baseboard but didn’t break.
“Thank you for that, for protecting me. You know what I am, then.” This time he did kiss her just behind her right ear.
“And are you afraid of me?” Need beat a rhythm through his blood. Please say no. The hard planes of his body pressed against the silk of her back.
“Should I be?”
“I won’t hurt you.”
“How do you do this to me?”
Howl felt her frustration as she instinctively arched into him.
“What do I do to you?” He flipped open the buttons of her blouse.
“Make me ache for you.”
A feral urge consumed him with her whispered words, something animal, something that couldn’t be controlled. He kissed the nape of her neck, and felt her skin vibrate beneath his lips. He heard her shudder inwardly and beg her body to behave. “Oh, no you don’t. I want you out of control. You should have told me about your magic.” He breathed the word in her ear. She melted underneath his massaging fingers.
“And you could have mentioned you howl at the moon, before I had to use that magic to save your life.”

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**Clamining Ana releases February 3, 2014***

About the Author:

Brynna Curry was born south of the Mason-Dixon Line with a full moon overhead on a hot summer night. After moving all over the southern states, she finally landed in North Alabama where she lives with her husband and their three children. Growing up, books fueled her dreams and imagination, ultimately becoming
her sanctuary during the hardest times in her life.
Writing is her passion, but she enjoys the fun of sharing those stories with others by reviewing books and working in publicity. When she isn’t writing or promoting, she’s often found haunting the library for new books to read, at the park with her children (when she can wrangle them into it) or just spending an quiet evening at home with Jackie watching old westerns on TV. Although her wizards, shifters and vampires are as real to her as anyone, she insists love is the truest magic and with it every day is another wonderful adventure.
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Spotlight: Aroused by Angelina Rain


Can two wrongs make a right? Nadia's happy home became a prison cell when a tragedy visited her family and ended her marriage to the man of her dreams. Now six months after he left, she is still wearing his ring and recalling all the wrongs that happened between them. All she wants is to forget him, to encounter a complete stranger who would arouse her to the point she would abandon all thoughts and only think with her body. When a handsome customer at work proposes a night of passion, Nadia battles with the choice to give in or walk away. Is a moment of pleasure worth more pain that would follow? As the hours tick away, his sensual teasing leads to a blissful fulfillment she'd never imagined. When desire and emotions collide, she realizes she's not the only one in pain, and not the only one living with past hurts. Can a single night of sexual awakening heal both their hurts? Or will it only result in more pain?

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About the Author:

As a child, Angelina Rain wanted to be a fashion designer, artist, lawyer, psychologist, cop, and everything
else known to man. It wasn’t until high school that she had a dream where she was a bestselling author. Awoken from the dream, Angelina knew what she wanted to do with her life. 

Angelina lives about an hour south of Chicago, IL with her spoiled puppy. She dreams of someday becoming a bestselling author, moving someplace warm and opening up her own animal shelter.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Release Day Blitz: The Christmas Key by Chacelyn Pierce


Dumped before vacation, Shalaine Harper goes to Alaskan to drown out her sorrows on wine, watching Xander Christian films, and using a toasty fire to burn away the hurt. As one of Xander's biggest fans, fate deals her a strange hand when the Hollywood star is blown in before a snow storm.

Xander Christian finds himself stuck in Alaska and the closest safe haven is a cabin occupied by a woman dealing with heartache. Since neither bear gifts, they'll have to find other means for sharing the holiday spirit.

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Shalaine Harper swiveled in her office seat after making the last editorial note on the article she’d penned on the opening box-office hit, Tiding Sun. The A-list movie starred Xander Christian, the exotic Adonis who made any sane woman's panties drop when he licked those kissable lips. He caused heart palpitations for the millions of horny women across the globe. Though his movies as of late hadn't been his best work, she still gave him an A for effort.

Diehard fan that she was, Shalaine couldn't help but give him high marks on her movie reviews. Even if they deserved a lower grade, she couldn't bring herself to scribble anything lower than a B. Her eyes drifted to the hanging poster for Tiding Sun on her office wall. It was now her favorite face shot of Xander. His blue-green eyes captivated her first; they always did. It was no wonder teenage girls fantasized about him more than any famous teeny-bopper. Though she wasn't a teenage girl, she couldn't help but sigh like a lovesick puppy. Her mind recollected the steamy scene he'd had with Jess Gilmore in the hayloft. His raciest scene yet. The supporting actresses didn't know how good they had it, to kiss X. Chris and taste his mouth. Heaven. That's what it had to be like. Pure heaven. She tore her gaze way from the framed beauty and got back to work on making him look as good on paper as he did onscreen.

The Reviewer was a very prestigious magazine that focused on box-office hits and celebrities. They looked toward her to cover all X. Christian-related movie releases. Everyone in the office teased her and nicknamed her complimentary articles on him as Shalaine's X. Chris or Double-X articles. Adding a few more raunchy words into her reviews would lead many women into an orgasmic state and mean a quick firing on her part. She was just a few words shy of making it a XXX feature worthy of Playgirl Magazine. Might be worth it though.

Running out of time, Shalaine. Get the article done.

She looked at a photo on her desk for inspiration. It was a sketchy shot of Nathan and her in Cozumel. There was lots of sizzling sex in the air that week and to date, it was the best time they'd ever had together.

Three years had gone by fast and she expected Nathan to pop the question any day now. Maybe he'd do it when they arrived at the small rental cottage in Alaska. Shalaine enjoyed their vacations together; it was the only time they could be uninterrupted. Since they rarely got to spend time together, it was a set plan for them to have quality time a few times year. While in Alaska, neither of them would let work dictate their schedules and they could work on their relationship. She glanced at the clock. Three more hours and she'd leave New York for a full week. Overjoyed didn't even cover it; she was stimulated.


She jotted that word on a sticky note to fit into her article somewhere just as her office phone rang.

"Shalaine Harper," she said wistfully, thinking of snow, cabin sex with Nathan, and fire cuddles. She could almost smell the woodsy scents and hear the wildlife.

"Hey, Shay, it's me." Nathan's glum tone set off warning bells.

"What's up?" She tried to convey her good mood to him over the phone.

Three hours, baby, don't crumble on me now.

"I can't go to Alaska."

She lost her breath at his words. "What? Nathan, we've planned this trip for months! Go tell your boss to get over not seeing you for a week; it won't kill him." She threw her pen across the desk but reached for it again, needing something in her hand. He sighed and paused for a minute, leaving open air on both their lines.

"Non-refundable tickets, Nathan," she reminded him.

"I know, I know. Let me rephrase then…I can't go to Alaska with you." He mumbled the last part as if he had to muster the strength to get the words out.

A lot of things filled Shalaine's head at that very moment, none of them good, but in a small voice, all she could ask was, "Why?" "Because I can't do this anymore!"

"Do what, Nathan?" She tried not to grit her teeth, a bad habit she'd been trying to break. "What are you talking about? You can't do what?"

"Us! Seems like all you have time for is just our vacations. You're either at a big movie premier in L.A, an interview in some exotic destination I'll never see, or having drinks with movie stars. I can't…I just can't anymore. It's not the same as it used to be, plus…plus, I've met someone else. I want to spend my Christmas with her."

About the Author:

A rocker by heart, Chacelyn Pierce is constantly ear plugged with heavy tunes blaring to stir up the phantom personalities that swarm her mind. It’s no surprise that she enjoys writing and reading to satiate her appetite
for the male antagonist in a story. Married to a blatant redhead and mothering a diva, there is never a dull moment in the house. As a native Texan, she doesn't personally own a horse but follows the unwritten southern rule of knowing how to ride one. When she’s not testing the emotional capacity of her characters, she works as a dog groomer.

Carpe Diem Amoris

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Blog Tour: Seven Day Fiancé (Love and Game Series, Book 2) by Rachel Harris


Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning Cane at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.

Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.
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About the Author:

Rachel Harris grew up in New Orleans, where she watched soap operas with her grandmother and stayed up late sneak reading her mama’s favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, she still stays up way too late reading her favorite romances, only now, she can do so openly. She firmly believes life’s problems can be solved with a hot, powdered-sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.

When not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, she homeschools her two beautiful girls and watches reality television with her amazing husband. Taste The Heat is her adult romance debut. She’s the author of MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY and A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES. She loves hearing from readers! Find her

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Tour Schedule:

October 21st
K-Books-Review Only
Into the Hall of Books-Excerpt
Dazzled by Books-Review Only

October 22nd

October 23rd

October 24th
TSK TSK What to Read-Character Interview (Angelle)
Books Over Boys-Guest Post

October 25th
I Heart Big Books-Excerpt
Lovin Los Libros-Character Interview (Cane)
A Good Addiction-Review Only

October 26th
Part of that World-Author Interview
Literary Lust-Review Only

October 27th
Book Boyfriend Reviews-Review Only
Crystal in Bookland-Review Only
Fictionators-Review Only

October 28th
Stuck in Books-Character Interview (Cane)
Comfort Books-Author Interview

October 29th
Chapter Break-Review Only
Literary Etc.-Review Only
Confessions of a Vi3tbabe-Guest Post

October 30th
Fic-Talk-Review Only
Books to Get Lost In-Review Only
Stories and Swag-Review Only

October 31st

November 1st

November 2nd
A Life Bound By Books-Character Interview (Angelle and Cane together)
Reading Between the Wines Book Club-Guest Post
A Bookish Escape-Review Only

November 3rd

Meagan's Review:

Can I tell you how much I love Rachel?? She's such an awesome person to talk to and an even awesomer author. I love her stories. You can't help but get lost in them and in the characters. Somehow you just love the world she creates and want to be a part of it. She is just pure brilliant !!! I first lucked out and fell in love with Rachel's books when I got to read Taste of Heat. I loved Colby and fell in love with Jason. *sigh* just thinking about it.However, let me tell you. After reading this book....I am head over heels in love with Cane to the point that I'm pretty much like, "Who in the eff is Jason????" I mean really who doesn't love a man with tattoos a nice body (King of Abs) and knows his way with women (a little too much, but I can live with it) ohhh and he can cook something fierce, is a huge family man and at the heart of everything is a sweetheart? Yeah I'm pretty sure every girl is going weak at the knees after they've read about Cane.

So now that I have that out of the way :) onto my actual review of the book and I'll try not to make it all about Mr. King of Abs. I started and finished this book in less than a day because I could just not put it down. I'm pretty sure I didn't really eat or do anything that day. But that's how AMAZING this book was. It just grabs you from the very beginning until the end when you have tears running down your face. That and I don't think I've laughed so much or hard in a book as I did with this one. 

If you read Taste of Heat then you know that Cane has a little something something for Angelle who makes it seem like she doesn't even know he exists. When we start this book Angelle is lost. She's trying to figure out what to do with a situations she has found herself in. Angelle is a firewoman...she loves her job. But she has a few secrets that she hasn't shared with the town. The first we find out at the Sexy Santa Auction when she makes a huge bid to help out a friend. The second is that she told her family she was engaged to a man and and not just that, but she decided to specifically drop a name; Cane. So begins our wonderful story. Angelle has to travel home for the holidays and she talks Cane into coming with her and pretending to be her fiance.

Well see what's a family trip without some "complications". The biggest is the fact that Angelle is attracted to Cane, but Cane is known as a player and not a relationship kind of guy. And Cane....well honestly he'd love nothing more than to bed Angelle to "get her out of his system" but we know how those typically turn out. While back in her hometown a lot happens. Her family is probably my favorite. But beyond that Angelle has a few hometown secrets that come out and try to attach themselves to the prestent. So lots of feelings are super strong in this book; happy, sad, scared, awww, sweet, crying, laughing and sooooo many others. You will LOVE every moment of this book so make sure to go get your copy and join in on the Cane train!!!! 



Blog Tour: Shock Me by Ashley Harris


A promising gymnast, Donna Young is a shy, quiet nobody from the wrong side of town. The only exciting thing in life is her secret friendship with Ryan, her childhood crush. But after the accident—one that should have killed her—she discovers she has impossible powers! Why now, at sixteen, can she transform into something shocking and inhuman? Donna doesn’t know how to use her new abilities or who she can trust, but unveiling this mystery might lead to conclusions about Ryan that are deadly.

Rich kid, Ryan Applegate is the most popular guy in town. He has a face that should be on a poster in every girl’s bedroom and dates the hottest chick in school. But ever since the big explosion at the town’s power plant, Ryan has been keeping secrets of his own, that if revealed could force him to choose between his family and the girl he's forbidden to love.

As their electrifying puzzle unfolds, so unfolds a town where friends become enemies, and enemies become unrecognizable and intertwined. Tortured heroes just might be the bad guys, and Donna discovers that her and Ryan’s secrets are powerful enough to destroy everyone... including themselves.

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Interview with Ashley: I got to have an awesome sit down with the wonderful Ashley Harris. Below are some insights into the workings of Ashley and without holding off anymore lets get to know Ashley a little better.....  

Meagan - Where did you get your inspiration for writing Shock me?

Ashley - Shock Me was actually inspired by a dream I had as a teenage girl that I could never quite shake.

Meagan - How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?
Ashley - I would say a lot of my own personal experiences and experiences of people I know are weaved into my writing.
Meagan - What’s in your TBR pile?
Ashley - Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Ivy Entwined by Simcox Laura, and Gate to Kandrith by Nicole Luiken.
Meagan - Playlists for books is becoming very popular…. do you have a playlist with your books? And what is your favorite type of music?
Ashley - I love all kinds of music, gospel is probably my favorite. I do use playlist for some of my books.  Old time Linkin Park songs are big on my playlist for SHOCK ME, along with the song  REST IN PIECES by SALIVA.
Meagan - Do you have a particular writing routine once you start a book?
Ashley - I always make an outline before starting a novel, or right after writing the novel's first chapter. Making outlines are pretty important to me.
Meagan - What’s the most difficult part in writing?
Ashley - Sometimes a writer is inspired to write a new story while still working on an older one. You've got to finish what you started or you'll have a bunch of half written novels lying around. It's something I always remind myself.
Meagan - What comes first for you? The story? Characters? Or setting?
Ashley - Usually the characters.
Meagan - If you weren’t a writer, what other path might you have followed?
Ashley - I would have probably become a nurse like my mom or a radiology tech; but then again the great thing about writing is you can come from all kinds of career paths and bring a new voice to the table.
Meagan - What are you working on right now?
Ashley - I am working on the final draft of a New Adult short romance novel, and trying to figure out how steamy I should take it.... ;-)
Meagan - So what kinds of things do you do for fun?
Ashley - I love to go on long walks. Seeing movies and going shopping with my sister and mom will always be one of my all time favorite things todo.
Meagan - If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Ashley - I'd love to go to England and see where they film BBC's Doctor Who.
Meagan - Do you have any words of inspirations for aspiring writing?

Ashley - Don't give up no matter how long it takes to get your work out there. Keep dreaming and speaking your goal until it's absolutely true. Don't be afraid to try an unusual way to become successful at your writing craft . You don't need to relive anyone else's exact success story, instead dare to make your own way.... :-)
This or That  and Favorites
Salty or Sweet - Sweet
Cold Mountains or Warm Sandy Beach - Warm Beaches
Vampire or Werewolf - Vampires
Favorite Food? - Chocolate
Favorite Color? - Blue
Favorite place to read? - Inside while it's raining.

Ahhhh....such awesome answers!!! I'm so glad I got to know Ashley a little better!!!! A HUGE thank you again to Ashley for stopping by and taking some type to share your thoughts and opening up. 

About the Author:

Author and film director Ashley C. Harris resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. When she is not hard at work writing or dreaming up new indie films she spends her time working out, reading the bible, and going on

breath-taking adventures with her sister.

The seed for becoming an author started budding for Ashley in the third grade, when she wrote her first hundred page book during her class's quite time, her teacher couldn't believe it and voiced over her that surly she'd become an author someday. Those words never left Ashley and she has been writing ever since.

Ashley loves to create young adult, science fiction, fantasy novels, and is currently working on her first steamy romance... with more to come.

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Tour Schedule:

10/1 - Book’s Blog

10/3 - Operation Awesome

10/8 - Becky On Books

10/10 - Jeanz Book Review

10/14 - Manic Readers Guest Author

10/14 - Lore Lush Book Reviews

10/15 - Sweet Books

10/16 - HEA Romances With A Little Kick

10/17 - Journey with Books

10/18 - Reading Rain Blog

10/21 Deluged with Books Cafe

10/22 - Kindle and Me

10/23 - The Delighted Reader

10/24 - What The Cat Read

10/28 - Margay Leah Justice

10/28 - Love, Laughter, Friendship

10/29 - Lusty Penguin Reviews

10/30 - Books To Get Lost In

10/30 - Ja čitam, a ti?

10/30 - Endless Reading

Meagan's Review:

Okay so to start this review off.....I don't think I've ever read a book quite like this one. When I first started this book I wasn't expecting it to take the turn that it did. It started off in the "real world" and so I thought it would be something along those lines and then....bam....we enter the world of scientific paranormal  Well that's what I'm going to call it.  Let me tell you though.....don't let that take away from this book because it was awesome and the way it ended...OMG I need more. The only thing that threw me off a little sometimes was the point of view for the story. It changed a lot and I wasn't used to it being more than two different people. Now don't get me wrong it's not that I didn't like it, it was just off putting sometimes, but I think it truly gave the story more depth.

Okay so the story surrounds our main character Donna. Donna's life is crappy. I mean I feel terrible for her, she just can't seem to catch a break. Her two best friends at school are Spencer and Rebecca. She also has this other bff (who I think is really good for her) Brook. Donna also had a best friend as a kid and they are secret friends currently and that is Ryan. Ryan is a mystery and super readable at the same time. Yes I know how that sounds. He obviously has feelings for Donna. He really likes her (even though he has a girlfriend) and he stays away from her as much as possible to protect her. He is also something else...however that something else is something we are unsure of.

Anyways one day something bad happens and Donna's life changes forever. As change starts happening to Donna her friends fear her and everything around her begins to change. A lot of secrets and questionable things are now more in the open. For me it seemed that a lot more questions kept coming up than were being answered....but that's what the next book is for. 

Ashley wrote this book amazenly. It pulls you in from the very beginning and holds on till the last word on the last page. And even then you need more. You want to know what is going to be in Donna's future. What might happen between her and Ryan. Could they find love there? What will happen when secrets come out? Please tell me something is going to happen to Lynn because I can't stand the cow. I want to start a girl fight everytime she's anywhere near Donna or making some comment or just being around. lol  This book had me feeling bad for Donna, happy, sad, cheering, crying and hopeful. So many emotions and such a great storyline and characters you can't help but get invested in the book. Go grab your copy of Ashley's amzing book and find out your favorite character. 

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