Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bunny Express Saturday 2015 (Feb 28)


Bunny Express Saturday is hosted every Saturday at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews.

I received these in the mail this week.


For Review:





As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grows older, those dreams transform, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who will sweep her off her feet and whisk her away from her ordinary existence. Then, suddenly, there he is. Despite the ten year difference in their ages, her working class upbringing and his of privilege, Logan Abbott and Bailey fall deeply in love. Marriage quickly follows.

But when Logan brings her home to his horse farm in Louisiana, a magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. A tragic family history she knew nothing about surfaces, plus whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife, True, and rumors about the women from the area who have gone missing — and when another woman disappears, all signs point to her husband's involvement.

At first Bailey ignores the whispers, even circumstantial evidence against Logan mounts. But finally, Bailey must make a choice: believe what everyone says — or bet her life on the man she loves, but is realizing she hardly knows.

From the author of Justice for Sara, Erica Spindler's The First Wife is a thrilling new novel that will have you gasping on every page.






Half man, half animal, a Shadow Shifter must walk the line between predator and prey, hunger and obsession — to capture the woman he loves.

A natural born hunter proud of his birthright, Ezra Preston agrees to hide his identity and pretend to be human — to learn what his enemies know of his kind. But even undercover, it’s not in his nature to play games with a woman. Especially when he discovers the beautiful creature has been keeping secrets of her own.

This is no ordinary woman he’s stalking but an alluring and mysterious cat thief — with dangerous secrets of her own.

Jewel Jenner has plotted and schemed for months, hiding her knowledge of a top-secret operation to save her ailing father. Captivated by her passion, skill, and courage, Ezra wants to help Jewel on her mission. But when he discovers how far she’s gone — sleeping with the enemy to steal a fortune in diamonds — he must decide if he can trust this enthralling woman with his secret or trust his fiercest instincts when he’s near her, in Hunger’s Mate by A.C. Arthur.






From New York Times bestselling author Sarah Castille comes Rough Justice, a scorching new series featuring red-hot, hard-riding bikers and the women who can’t help but love them.

IT TAKES A GOOD, STRONG WOMAN


Raised in a motorcycle gang, tough, beautiful Arianne Wilder has always dreamed of a normal life. But no sooner does she escape her father’s domineering grasp than she wakes up to find herself in a rival gang’s clubhouse — at the mercy of the dangerously sexy Jagger Knight.

TO TAME A MAN WHO’S HELL ON WHEELS

The alpha leader of the notorious Sinner’s Tribe, Jagger Knight is all muscle, all biker, and all man. But somewhere inside this hard, tattooed outlaw, Arianne senses a kindred spirit — and she can’t ignore their tempestuous attraction. Can she beat him at his own game in a revved-up blaze of glory? Or will their passion spark a war that’s the end of the road for them both?







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Six years ago, Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. Only a chance encounter with a dog walker saved her life. Melody's neighbor and close friend David Alden was found guilty of the crime and imprisoned, and the attack and David's betrayal of her friendship left Melody a different person. She no longer trusts her own judgment, she no longer trusts her friends. In fact, she no longer really has any friends. She's built a life behind walls and gates and security codes; she's cloistered herself away from the world almost entirely.

And then, soon after David is released from prison, Eve Elliot is murdered in an attack almost identical to Melody's. With the start of a new police investigation, Melody is suddenly pulled from her ordered, secluded life and back into the messy world around her. But as she learns more about Eve's murder, Melody starts to wonder if perhaps David hadn't betrayed her after all if perhaps the killer is someone else entirely, someone who's still out there, preparing to strike again.

Narrated alternately by Melody and by Eve's lingering ghost, The Life I Left Behind is a taut thriller and an intimate look at two young women bound together in ways neither of them could ever have predicted. Colette McBeth has proven once again that she is a master of suspense.

Thanks Cedar Fort, Minotaur and St. Martin's Press!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Follow My Blog Friday #219


If you are new to the FF fun, Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, myself of course and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Now to make this FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger. If you are interested in becoming a Feature click on the drop down link above FEATURES and Features and Follow Friday and get on the waiting list!  It is also required, that if you participate you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and the two Feature blogs.

This Meme is hosted by Rachel from Parajunkee Review and Alison from Alison Can Read on Fridays.

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

1.  (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee and Alison Can Read}

2.  (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers

3.  Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.

4.  Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.

5.  If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed

6.  Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”.

7.  If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love and the followers.

8.  If you’re new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Our Feature is Coffee and Characters

When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in early 2013, first as a lifestyle blogger for a few months before realizing how much I loved books and switching to being a book blogger.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

The opportunity to interact with authors. It is so great to hear that an author appreciated my review or to be contacted for an ARC book request. It makes me feel a little special and it gives me the opportunity to asks questions and pick their brains.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?

I primarily blog about Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance but I do dabble in sci-fi and YA from time to time.

What is your favorite book(s)?

This is a tough one because I like so many but I recently finished Rachel Bach’s Paradox series which by far are my absolute fav Sci-fi books. I’m also a HUGE Karen Chance fan and love the Cassie Palmer books.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?

Book blogging has turned me into a writer somehow. I think after reading so much I developed a writers itch and I actually released by debut UF novel Cursed by Fire earlier this year under the name Danielle Annett. It has also allowed me to build some pretty great friendships with other people who love books as much as I do.

Our Feature - Bookworm Book Reviews

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in August of last year. I've loved reading all my life and I tend to devour one book after another. While that's enjoyable, I never took the time to really process the books I read. I would find that, except for the occasional stand out book, I was forgetting what I had read about and even whether I liked certain books or not. So, as a way to force myself to slow down and think, and as a way to get more involved with other bookish people, I decided to start my blog. I'm so glad I did, it's been so fun!

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

There are so many things! I think I would have to say the interaction between bloggers. It's so much fun to read about the books other bloggers have enjoyed and the books they are looking forward to that haven't been released yet. I thought I had a problem with my TBR list before I started blogging, but that was nothing compared to my list now! I also love getting comments and commenting on other bloggers' posts. It's just so nice to be able to talk about books with people. No one in my family reads the same books I do, so it's always enjoyable to talk to someone who does like those books.

3. What type of books do you mainly blog about?


I mainly blog about YA books. I didn't really intend for that to happen, I thought I would have more of a mix than that, but the YA books are just so good, I can't stay away. I like a lot of different genres, so I do also have some PNR, NA, and mystery/ suspense thrown in there as well, but it is mostly YA. I try to read what I want to. I don't like feeling pressured to read something that I'm not all that interested in, so all of my books are either bought or have been requested through Netgalley. I feel like blogging stays fun that way. 4. What are your favorite books?

My favorite book of all time is Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. I love Gothic novels, and as soon as I read Rebecca, it replaced my former favorite, Jane Eyre. I'm not usually much into the classics, but I really love a good Gothic romance. I just wish they weren't so hard to find.

4. What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?


I would have to say getting mentioned or direct messaged on twitter by authors has been the best thing. I love getting a tweet back from an author, after I've reviewed their book(s), thanking me and telling me they are happy I enjoyed it. It just makes my day. :-)

Question of the Week: Your house is burning down and you have time to select three books you own to take with you. What three books? - Suggested by Alison Can Read

1.  Dance With the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
2.  Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
3.  Lover At Last by J.R. Ward
4.  Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
5.  The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkins



 







Kristen Callihan's Soulbound Blog Tour with Spotlight, Excerpt and Giveaway




I am so excited to have Kristen Callihan here at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight, Excerpt and Giveaway.

Thanks Kristen and Hachette Book Group for allowing me to join your Soulbound Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Kristen!

About Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she'd rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewers' Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book, Firelight, received RT Book Reviews' Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher's Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

Kristen’s social media
@Kris10Callihan
http://www.KristenCallihan.com
http://facebook.com/KristenCallihan
https://www.goodreads.com/Kristen_Callihan 




About SOULBOUND

Once two souls are joined


When Adam's soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled - and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone. Their hearts will beat together forever.

No matter how devilishly irresistible Adam was, Eliza couldn't stand the thought of relinquishing her freedom forever. So she escaped. But she soon discovers she is being hunted - by someone far more dangerous. The only man who can help is the one man she vowed never to see again. Now Adam's kindness is an unexpected refuge, and Eliza finds that some vows are made to be broken.
 
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 Excerpt


Eliza sat back on her heels, while Adam merely stared at her as though he had all the time in the world. “Fine,” she said. “Three weeks. I free you and you help me.” She gave him a warning look. “I’ll need your word that you will help me, that this” she waved her hand between them, “isn’t merely a way to trick me into freeing you.”

“This business was your idea, woman,” he said with affront.

“Nevertheless, I’ll need your word.”

The demon’s nostrils flared with a sharp exhalation. “My word then.” Eliza did not look away from him, and he glared back in obvious exasperation. “What now?”

“I’m merely considering if I ought to trust your word,” she said.

A low growl rumbled in his chest as he bared his teeth. “I keep my word, whether I want to or not. My word is my bond. Honor, Miss May. Unlike you, I have it.”

“How dare you —”

“How dare you?” He craned forward, the muscles along his shoulders bunching. “Not so long ago you broke your promise of fealty. To me!”

“Oh, yes, how quick you are to remind me.” Eliza leaned close, grinding her teeth to keep in a shout. “You enjoy being quick, don’t you?”

His thick, dark brows furrowed. “What in the bloody blazes are you talking about?”

“You gave me all of ten seconds to make a choice.” Eliza’s fists ached from clenching them. “And what a choice. I was dead, my body sliced open, my blood on the ground. I would have done anything, anything,” she thumped her fist to her chest, “to get back my life.”

“So that makes it better?” he snapped back in outrage. “Desperation gives you leave to go back on your word?”

“No. That is not what I meant.”

“Then you agree that you bloody well have no honor —”

“You never explained what was involved. You never said I’d be chained to you, like some animal, for the rest of my days,” Eliza shouted. “I was told I would be a GIM. I was ready to serve you in that manner. You knew full well that’s what I believed. If anything, you swindled me!”

All at once, he sagged, though he still eyed her with resentment and distaste. Well, she had a healthy helping of those feelings for him too.

“Tick, tock, Eliza,” she mimicked. “You rushed me because you didn’t want me to think things over.”

When he broke eye contact, his hard jaw twitched.

“I’m correct, aren’t I?” Ire and a red rage surged up within her. “And you have the brass to sit on your high horse and talk of honor. Well let me tell you something, demon. There is little honor in forcing a person’s hand. Or using your power to coerce those weaker than you.”

A black scowl twisted the demon’s face as he glared at some distant point. “Fine. May I continue, or have you more complaints to heap upon my head?”

“Please do continue,” Eliza granted.

His golden gaze flicked back to her. “I want to kiss you.”

“No.” The word burst out of her with force. “Absolutely not.”

Unfazed, Adam shrugged. “Unless you have something to offer in exchange for your freedom, Mellan and Mab will, as you say, merely hunt us down, and you’ll be back to where you started.”

“Then I shall find out what he wants.” Eliza straightened her back. She could do that. She must. Like hell was she going to kiss this demon.

Adam simply gave her a slow, wicked half-smile. “Fortunately for you, lass, I already know what he wants. What they both want. More than controlling you. More than torturing me, even.”

“Then why in blazes haven’t you used it to secure your own freedom?” Eliza blurted out.

“I’m only alive because they cannot break me into revealing where this item might be.” The belligerence burning in his eyes was gone in a blink, replaced by a look of pure cunning. “However, I might be persuaded to help you use the knowledge. All I require is — ”

“Fine,” she snapped, irritation getting the best of her. “I’ll kiss you.”

Silence fell, and Adam stared at her with those eyes of his. Devil’s eyes. Eyes that made a woman forget herself. Heat rose up over her breasts and crawled along the back of her neck. Eliza grasped her skirts, her fingers twitching. She would kiss him. Kiss a man who had brought her nothing but irritation. Maybe she’d bite him to boot.

His chest, gleaming with sweat, rose and fell in a soft pattern. A bead of perspiration broke free from the top of his shoulder and ran down along the firm rise of his pectoral muscles, straight toward the dark nub of his nipple. All this time arguing with him, she’d forgotten his state of undress. Not so now. She’d have to press up against those hard muscles, touch his skin. Eliza wrenched her gaze back to his face, and his sinful lips curled in a knowing smile.

“You know,” he said casually, “I believe I shall pass for the moment. I’d rather it be when you aren’t wearing such a sour face. Kills a bloke’s ardor, you realize.”

Eliza blinked. And then his meaning hit her. “Why you…rutting…cheap, trickster…”

He laughed, a flash of even teeth. “Come now, Eliza, fret not.” He stopped then, that obnoxious smile growing and heating with promise. “I’ll take that kiss soon enough. ”

She rose to her feet in a rustle of skirts. “And I’ll be sure to bite that wicked tongue when you do!”

She marched out of the cell, slamming it behind her, as he began to laugh again. Bastard. She might just leave him here to rot after all. His laughing taunt echoed through the dark. “Now that I know tongues are involved, I’ll be sure to collect.”  

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Sara Humphrey's Vampires Never Cry Wolf Blog Tour with Spotlight, Excerpt and Giveaway



I am so excited to have Sara Humphrey here at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight, Excerpt and Giveaway.

Thanks Sara and Sourcebooks for allowing me to join your Vampires Never Cry Wolf Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Sara!






Book Information
Title: Vampires Never Cry Wolf
Author: Sara Humphreys
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Summary

Vampires are nothing but trouble


As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn’t be sticking their noses into New York’s supernatural politics. They don’t know jack about running a city — not even that hot-as-sin new vampire - werewolf liaison who’s just arrived in town.

Werewolves are too sexy for their own good

The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he’s on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he’s ever met, he’s going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm and Sadie’s going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side.

Excerpt

Sadie forced herself to look Killian in the face, and the instant she did, she knew it was a colossal mistake. His eyes looked like pools of liquid gold, and she could swear he saw straight through to her very soul. A growl rumbled in his chest and Sadie gasped. His eyes flickered and shifted into the glowing amber eyes of his wolf. The sudden and instinctive change was a glaring reminder of who he was - who they both were.

In a remarkably steady voice, Sadie whispered, “Last night should never have happened.”

“The only thing about last night that shouldn’t have happened was the way it ended,” Killian rasped.

Sadie stilled when his large hand cradled her cheek. Despite her best efforts to resist him, her body quivered uncontrollably as he surrounded her in every way a person could be surrounded. When the heat of his palm seared against her skin, a needy moan escaped her lips. Desire curled inside her like smoke, and regardless of the litany of warnings that ran through her head, Sadie’s hands found their way to the front of Killian’s shirt. She grasped the fabric, still warm from the heat of his body, and pulled him closer. Sweet Jesus, the man had a body that looked like it had been hand carved by the gods themselves.

“Is that so?” Sadie pulled his shirt loose from his jeans and slipped her fingers underneath before trailing them along the hard planes of his stomach. Arching one eyebrow, she held his heavy-lidded gaze. “How do you suppose it should have ended?”

“The same way it should end every night from now on,” he growled. Killian slid both hands into her long hair. Sadie shivered when his fingertips grazed her scalp. He pressed his hips against her before slipping his thigh between her legs. Sadie gasped with pleasure as he put pressure on just the right spot, and when a moan escaped her parted lips, a cocky grin emerged on his. Killian tightened his grip on her hair and leaned in so his mouth was just a breath away. “Every single night should end with me naked with you.”

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2909019.Sara_Humphreys

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Author Biography

Sara Humphreys has been attracted to the fantasies of science fiction, paranormal, and romance since her adolescence when she had a mad crush on Captain Kirk. An actress and public speaker, Sara lives in Bronxville, New York with her husband, who is very considerate of her double life, and four amazing boys.

Social Networking Links

Website: http://sarahumphreys.com/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorsara
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shandy Recipe




Recipe

1/2 glass beer
1/2 glass ginger ale

Fill a glass half full of beer (lighter beer works better). Fill the rest with Ginger Ale or 7-Up (preference).

ML Buchman's Tour of Duty Blog Tour with Spotlight and Giveaway


I am so excited to have ML Buchman here at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight, Guest Post and Giveaway.

Thanks ML and Sourcebooks for allowing me to join your Tour of Duty Blog Tour!

Please take it away, ML!





Guest Post: Home Is Wherever I’m With You by M.L. Buchman

Defining home is often a challenge for my characters as I think it is for most people in the real world after they’ve left the “safe” haven of childhood. Even when that childhood has been unsafe, it has at least been known.

In my mid-30s I took an 18-month solo bicycle trip around the world. And one of the questions I asked of other travelers was: “How do you define home?” The most common answer? “Well, me stuff’s at Mum’s, so I guess that’s home.” When asked in turn, I typically replied, “A family of friends and a bed without bedbugs.” Which had the advantage of being both true and funny.

But there was one reply, given by a gruff Danish man in his 60s while we were at a rooming house in central Indonesia together, that was the best and simplest answer I ever found; he pointed at his wife. I envied him that until I finally met my wife and stepdaughter and discovered exactly what he meant.

Romance stories are like that. Home is usually when they find each other.

In my newest book, Bring on the Dusk, Michael and Claudia are the exception to this among all of my characters in the Night Stalkers series. Michael and Claudia are both rooted in place rather than family; among the redwoods and out in the Arizona desert respectively.

One of the things that these two characters did to fascinate me was they both went there for the silence that allowed them deeper connection to themselves. It was the place where they were most authentically themselves, alone in those environments. My favorite scenes in the book are those moments of sharing their origins with each other, because only there are their defenses stripped away until only honesty remains. That is the place where they are each truly “home.”







Book Information

Title: Bring on the Dusk
Author: M.L. Buchman
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Summary

Five nations surround the Caspian Sea, five nations desperate for the vast resources there, and willing to go to war. It will take all of Claudia and Michael's ingenuity to avert disaster. As they discover how right they are for each other, it will take even more to breach the walls they've so carefully built around their hearts.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21991198-bring-on-the-dusk

Buy Links

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Author Biography

M. L. Buchman has over 25 novels in print. His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes and Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the year” and Booklist “Top 10 of the Year.” In addition to romance, he also writes contemporaries, thrillers, and fantasy and science fiction.

In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.

He is now a full-time writer, living on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. You may keep up with his writing at www.mlbuchman.com.

Social Networking Links

Website: http://www.matthewlieberbuchman.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/M_L_Buchman
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mlbuchman
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mlbuchman
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mlbuchman


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday Wish List


 

Please list the books/manga/manhwa/yaoi manga from your wishlist that you are hoping to add to your shelves in a comment, thanks.







From the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has kept readers on the edge of their seats with her phenomenal Fallen Angels novels, comes one of the most heart-stirring and eagerly anticipated events in that acclaimed series.

The Creator invented the game, and the stakes are nothing less than the fate of the quick and the dead: seven souls, seven crossroads. Reluctant savior Jim Heron has compromised himself, his body and his soul, and yet he’s on the verge of losing everything.

Including Sissy, the innocent he freed from Hell. Jim’s determined to protect her — but this makes her a weakness the demon Devina can exploit. With Jim torn between the game and the woman he’s sworn to defend, evil’s more than ready to play dirty.

Humanity’s savior is prepared to do anything to win — even embark on a suicide mission into the shadows of Purgatory. True love is Jim’s only hope for survival — and victory. But can a man with no heart and no soul be saved by something he doesn’t believe in?








Love isn't always a piece of cake

Laurie Davis has always followed her passion. After escaping family drama to start a new life in New York City, she’s up for whatever challenges life brings. So when an opportunity arises for her to use her travel industry expertise and serve as an assistant and tour guide for her idol, Pamela Lambert-Leigh, star of television’s Tea-Time with Pamela, she jumps at the chance.

But Laurie’s exciting adventure ends up entailing a lot more than scouting locations for the cake queen’s new cookbook when Pamela’s sassy mother and sulky, rebellious daughter tag along for the trip. As they cruise around bakeries in New England trading local delights like Red Velvet Cake and Whoopie Pies for British specialties such as Victoria Sponge and Bakewell Tarts, more secrets than recipes are revealed.

Now, in between rediscovering romance, learning to forgive family, and finding the best dessert on the East Coast, Laurie, Pamela, and the gang might find there’s nothing a nice cup of tea, a sweet treat, and a little bit of friendship can’t heal.







THE NEW CHARLES AND ANNA NOVEL

Praised as “the perfect blend of action, romance, suspense and paranormal,"* the Alpha and Omega novels transport readers into the realm of the werewolf, where Charles Cornick and Anna Latham embody opposite sides of the shifter personality. Now, a pleasure trip drops the couple into the middle of some bad supernatural business.

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal -- or at least it starts out that way.

Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up — and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.






A sexy Shifters Unbound Anthology, including the novellas Lone Wolf and Feral Heat

Together in one volume for the first time, two sexy paranormal tales of untamed passion, uncontrollable attraction, and unquenchable desire.


In Lone Wolf, Ellison Rowe is a wolf Shifter and a self-proclaimed cowboy, but he’s still searching for someone to ease his loneliness. Maria is a human taking refuge among the Shifters, trying to move on from her haunted past. When Ellison and Maria team up, the passion between them is undeniable — as is the hope that their love is just what they both need to start anew.

In Feral Heat, Jace Warden finds himself in close quarters with beautiful and courageous shifter Deni Rowe when he travels to Austin to find a way to free all Shifters from their Collars. As Deni and Jace work together, they feel the mate bond begin. But Deni has troubles of her own, and even Jace’s fierce devotion might not be enough to help her.







They are the Sentinels. Three races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes: the Synestryn. Now a warrior must protect his onetime enemy — without succumbing to his darkest desires.

Lyka Phelan is a Slayer, sent to live among her enemy to guarantee lasting peace with the Theronai. Yet she has a secret — and it could make her a slave to their power. But when a pack of Synestryn destroys her home and captures her packmates, Lyka realizes her freedom is a small price to pay for the safety of her people. So she strikes a bargain with the leader of the Theronai — one that reveals her true identity and binds her to him forever.

Joseph thought he knew better than to tangle with the beautiful, hot-blooded Lyka. One misstep could send their races straight back to war. But now he has no choice other than to help her. Forced to protect her with his life, Joseph finds himself increasingly drawn to Lyka. As they risk everything in their fight against the demons, he realizes he must convince her to surrender to him completely — otherwise she will never truly be his.







Busy mom’s rejoice! Now it’s easier than ever to whip up a workweek dinner, bake a classroom treat or toss together a crowd-pleasing favorite for a charity potluck — no matter how quickly the clock is ticking. With The Simple, Easy, Fast Kitchen from Taste of Home, you’re always a moment away from a homemade delight.

Now busy family cooks can make the most of their time in the kitchen with this brand-new collection from Taste of Home. Featuring 429 recipes for everything from snacks and appetizers to quick dinners and bake-sale contributions, each dish was chosen with busy moms in mind. In fact, these recipes are actually shared by busy mom’s who rely on the dishes to accommodate their own hectic lives. Four at-a-glance icons make it easy to find recipes that fit time crunches, and prep/cook timelines make meal planning a cinch. Hundreds of full-color photos, step-by-step instructions and two handy indexes make this a time-saving tool for any busy family.

CHAPTERS

Simply Easy Fast: Snacks and Munchies
Simple Easy Fast: Classroom and Bake Sale Treats
Simple Easy Fast: Breakfasts
Simple Easy Fast: Lunches and Brown Bag Favs
Simple Easy Fast: Dinners
Simple Easy Fast: Breads, Side Dishes and More
Simple Easy Fast: Potluck Specialties
Simple Easy Fast: Desserts

RECIPES

Gorgonzola and Cranberry Cheese Ball
Asparagus Appetizer Roll-Ups
Mushroom Cheese Bread
Overnight Pecan French Toast
Moo Shu Slopy Joes
Ham and Corn Chowder
Bacon Cheeseburger Salad
Cool-Kitchen Meat Loaf
Quick Chicken and Dumplings
Garlic Poppy See Spirals
Chocolate Trifle
Caramel Marshmallow Treats
Mint-Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
S’more Bars






Anise Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a bat-like being falls from the sky and hits her. Anise is granted four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?

Seiran has been kidnapped, and the seal placed on the Demon Lord is breaking! Anise must make a True Contract with her knights in order to save Seiran and stop the Demon Lord from entering this world. But is Anise ready to accept the terms of this new contract with her knights?







After trumpets of the apocalypse proclaim the fall of humanity, vampires arise from the shadows to rule the earth. Yuichiro wants just one thing — to get revenge by killing each and every vampire.

A vampire attack reunites Yuichiro with his childhood friend Mika — though they now face each other from opposing sides of the battlefield. Mika begs him to forget about the conflict between humans and vampires and escape together, but he is torn about abandoning his new friends. Then, everything changes when Yuichiro suddenly transforms into a monstrous being with one seraphic wing!

Erin Fanning's Blood Stitches Blog Tour with Spotlight

 


I am so excited to have Erin Fanning here at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight.

Thanks Erin and Pump Up Your Book Promotions for allowing me to join your Blood Stitches Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Erin!




Erin Fanning Bio:

Erin Fanning spends her summers on a remote Michigan lake, where her imagination explores the water and dense forest for undiscovered creatures. In the winter, she migrates to central Idaho, exchanging mountain bikes and kayaks for skis and snowshoes.

She’s the author of the “Curse of Blackhawk Bay” (Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2008), “Mountain Biking Michigan” (Globe Pequot Press, 2002), and numerous short stories, essays, and articles.

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It’s called El Toque de la Luna – The Touch of the Moon. At least that’s how nineteen-year-old Gabby’s older sister, Esperanza, refers to the magical powers she inherited from their Mayan ancestors. Esperanza says women with El Toque weave magic into their knitting, creating tapestries capable of saving – or devastating – the world. Gabby thinks Esperanza is more like touched in the head – until a man dressed like a candy corn arrives at their Seattle home on Halloween. But “Mr. C” is far from sweet.

Soon, Gabby and her almost - more - than - friend, Frank, find themselves spirited away to a demon ball, complete with shape shifters – and on a mission to destroy Esperanza’s tapestries before they cause an apocalyptic disaster.  And before it’s too late to confess their true feelings for each other.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Releases 2015 (Feb 24)



 

 



New Releases









Devin Lyle and Craig Rockwell are back, this time to a haunted castle in Ireland where a banshee may have gone wild ----- or maybe there's a much more rational explanation ----- one that involves a disgruntled heir, murder, and mayhem, all with that sexy light touch Heather Graham has turned into her trademark style.







In a chilling new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub, one woman looking for love online is entangled in a killer's terrifying scheme.

In the moonlight, shovelfuls of earth fall on a wooden crate at the bottom of a deep pit. Soon the hole will be filled and covered over with leaves, erasing all trace of the victim below, waking to the horror of being buried alive.

Newly divorced Gaby Duran isn't really expecting to find her soul mate on a dating site like InTune. She just needs a distraction from pining over her ex-husband, Ben, and the happy marriage they once had. And she's wise enough to know that online, the truth doesn't always match the profile. Almost everyone lies a little — or a lot.

But Gaby quickly discovers there is much more at stake than her lonely heart. Local singles are going missing after making online connections. And a predator is searching again for the perfect match. One who will fulfill every twisted desire or die trying.






Tension sizzles in this new book in the One-Eyed Jacks series by New York Times bestseller Cindy Gerard: a sexy, pulse-pounding story featuring special ops agent Jamie Cooper and a female cyber analyst as they fight for justice and fall in love.

No commitments, no promises, no looking back. Those are her rules. They used to be his rules, too. Counterterrorism operative and shameless playboy Jamie Cooper has gone head-to-head with some formidable opponents, but none so quick-witted, free-spirited, and smokin’ hot as security analyst Rhonda Burns. She lives up to her name, all fiery passion and zero inhibitions. In the wake of a sniper attack that leaves a close friend clinging to life, the duo is pegged to undertake the One-Eyed Jacks’ latest security mission alone — an assignment that leads them to a top-secret desert military facility. Almost immediately, the sexual tension that has been brewing for months erupts, blindsiding Rhonda and Jamie with the intensity of their feelings. They try to play it cool, but when an elite terrorist team makes the future uncertain, they ask themselves: is it now or never?








Once two souls are joined

When Adam's soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled - and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone.

Their hearts will beat together forever

No matter how devilishly irresistible Adam was, Eliza couldn't stand the thought of relinquishing her freedom forever. So she escaped. But she soon discovers she is being hunted - by someone far more dangerous. The only man who can help is the one man she vowed never to see again. Now Adam's kindness is an unexpected refuge, and Eliza finds that some vows are made to be broken.








From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes the scorching hot first book in a thrilling new series featuring four warrior brothers who have the power — and the curse — of immortality.

For centuries, Dethan has been trapped in a fiery inferno for defying the gods and snatching the power of immortality. Condemned to have his battle-hardened body licked by flames only to regenerate and be consumed all over again, Dethan has lost all hope — until the Goddess of Conflict appears. She will release him from torment — if he’ll use his power and strength as a warrior to raise an army and defeat a fierce enemy faction of gods.

Free to live as a man once again, Dethan meets Selinda — heir to the throne of Hexis — and his thoughts quickly turn from the conquest of cities to the conquest of this headstrong beauty. Betrothed to a cruel, calculating powermonger, Selinda needs a champion, and so Dethan enters into another bargain: If she will share her bed — and her body — with him, Dethan will save her city from destructive forces within and without. As the lovers ignite a searing passion, Dethan will risk all — even the wrath of the Goddess of Conflict — for a chance to make Selinda his forever.








#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr delivers another smart, funny, emotional novel about the complexities of life in the small Oregon town of Thunder Point.

Grace Dillon was a champion figure skater until she moved to Thunder Point to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. And though she's proud of the quiet, self-sufficient life she's created running a successful flower shop, she knows something is missing. Her life could use a little excitement.

In a community where there are few eligible singles, high school teacher Troy Headly appoints himself Grace's fun coach. When he suggests a little companionship with no strings attached, Grace is eager to take him up on his offer, and the two enjoy getting to know each other.

But things get complicated when Grace's past catches up with her, and she knows that's not what Troy signed up for. Faced with losing her, Troy realizes Grace is more than just a friend with benefits. He's determined to help her fight for the life she always wished for but never believed she could have — and maybe they can find real love along the way.

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What?! The car's GPS only shows the road!

Kawafuji, the only friend of handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa, has come to visit the island! However, the lack of cell phone signal and any useful landmarks is preventing the two of them from meeting up!! Also, why has Kousuke Kanzaki, who beat out Seishuu for an award (in the "Second-Place Calligraphy Incident"), come along for the ride? There's a storm brewing in the third volume of this sophisticated (?), heartwarming island comedy!






One wrong move, and it's all over!

The death game "BTOOOM!" charges headlong into the final phase!! Ryouta survives a fierce battle against his sworn ally, Kiyoshi Taira, but the scars left behind on his heart from the confrontation run deep. Meanwhile, Kousuke Kira, hungry for a rematch with Ryouta, wanders the island in the hopes of a chance to get back into the game. But when Kira runs into a mysterious group with unfamiliar BIMs and a merciless team strategy, the devious junior high schooler has to think fast if he wants to live long enough to settle the score with world ranker SAKAMOTO!





With everyone playing it close to the chest, the courthouse is teeming with murderous intent. Lives are cut down, one after another, until the final four remain. At long last, the bell to signify the end of the game rings out. Will those left standing truly be able to make it out of this place alive?
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