Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Review: The Argentine Triangle by Allan Topol

Amazon Product Description:
After a fall from grace and drastic cosmetic surgery in Switzerland, former CIA director Craig Page is enjoying a new, exhilarating life racing cars across Europe. But when new dangers threaten America and an old friend goes missing during a covert mission in Argentina, will Craig be ready to step up to the plate? 

Undercover in the glamorous world of Buenos Aires’ wealthy elite, Page finds himself on the brink of a terrible discovery. General Estrada and Colonel Schiller have plans for Argentina, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. A world of brutality hidden in the classified secrets of Argentina’s Dirty War comes to light, painting an image of the cataclysmic future awaiting Estrada’s South America. To expose Estrada and put an end to his plot, Page is forced to implement every instinct, skill, and tool in his arsenal. But when it comes time to close in for the kill, Page meets with unexpected complications—love, lust, and a lethal game of cat and mouse. 

My thoughts:
I like a good political thriller so I was glad to receive this book in exchange for an honest review.  

The story started fast and is filled with action.  The characters are interesting and the story holds you.  The author paints the world for the reader; rich with history and detail, including much of the darkness.   In the characters we find corruption, power, greed and revenge as well as dedication, devotion and loyalty as driving forces.  This was my first Allan Topol book, so I was a little lost in some of the character's backgrounds, but it did not deter from the story.  If you are like me and always want to know more, I would suggest reading the books in order so that you had all of the back story.

I enjoyed reading the book and would readily read more from this author.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Entangled Edge Release Day!


Edge, a digital-first single-title romance line from Entangled Publishing, takes its lead from their popular Select imprint but gives its novels an edge in the marketplace by bringing great stories to readers at reasonable prices in a quick-and-easy way. Whether sexy or sweet, traditional romance or love and lust with a women’s fiction bent, at the center of every Edge book is heart. From Urban Fantasy to Contemporary Romance to Science Fiction Romance, Edge has a book for all romance readers—and right at their fingertips! As they say, all’s fair in love and war. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.

Today I'm happy to be featuring Edge's April 28th releases!!



Night Child by Lisa Kessler
Night #4

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Issa is one of the original Night Walkers, a proud protector of the mortal world. Now, when the key to the survival of the entire Night Walker race rests on protecting an unborn child, Issa is the only immortal strong enough to defend Muriah and the prophecy. But Muriah’s headstrong spirit and soulful eyes awaken feelings in him that are best left buried. When the Egyptian God of Chaos sstrikes, Muriah and Issa must find the lost scrolls to trap him. But as the battle between love and chaos ensues, sacrifices must be made…


Call of the Siren by Rosalie Lario
Demons of the Infernum #4 

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Siren-demon hybrid bounty hunter Dagan Meyers swore he'd never settle down. Tying himself to one woman is so not his bag. Until he meets the gorgeous angel Lina, and can’t think of being with anybody BUT her. The last thing Lina wants is to develop feelings for the smooth-talking man she knows will eventually leave her. But as they battle a growing darkness—a powerful dark fae who’s harnessed untold power—Dagan and Lina find that love may be their greatest weapon against the evil that threatens to destroy them all.



Angel Kin by Tricia Skinner
Angel Assassins #1

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When a beautiful woman comes to The Bound Ones, half-angel assassin Cain is immediately drawn to her. But when Katie fingers him as the killer, he can come to only one conclusion. His twin, who he thought was dead, is very much alive…and sending him a message. Unfortunately, that message is: “You’re next.” Now, with Katie’s life in his hands, Cain must fight to keep them both alive. But Abel has just one goal: destroy his brother, starting with the woman he’s falling in love with.



Just A Kiss by Ally Broadfield

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Charlotte Lightwood has one season to find a husband or she'll be forced to marry her guardian's loathsome cousin. With no title or dowry, she doesn't have much hope of making a good match. Sebastian Wilkinson, the Earl of Marley, has been the most eligible bachelor on the marriage mart for more years than he cares to count and is very aware of his duty to marry a woman who will add to the wealth and stature of his title. Sebastian makes Charlotte an offer she can't refuse: he will pretend to court her to help her attract more suitors in exchange for her advice about which ladies he should pursue. As they work together, their mutual attraction grows. When they realize they just might be perfect for one another, they must decide whether to bow to the dictates of society or follow their hearts.



The Demon Lord by Paula Altenburg
Demon Outlaws #2.5

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The Demon Lord has conquered the mortal world and sampled its pleasures. Now all he needs is to conquer the goddess who is meant to complete him. The goddess Allia, however, has other plans. She is sent by her immortal sisters to win the heart of the Demon Lord and make him her slave but soon discovers that the Demon Lord’s heart is not easily given, and that in order to win it, she must sacrifice her own.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Review: The Demon Lord by Paula Altenburg

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The Demon Lord has conquered the mortal world and sampled its pleasures. Now all he needs is to conquer the goddess who is meant to complete him. She, however, has other plans.

Allia is sent by her goddess sisters to win the heart of the Demon Lord and make him her slave. But Allia soon discovers that the Demon Lord's heart is not easily given, and that in order to win it, she must sacrifice her own.

Click HERE to buy a copy ~ release date April 28!

My thoughts:
I have enjoyed books by Paula Altenburg before and was thrilled with the opportunity to read this short story.  The characters are developed quickly and with depth and personality.  The story is short but I found myself lost in the descriptive language and vivid pictures the writing created in my mind.  I enjoyed the discovery of love and the desire of the characters to be more together than they were separately.  I was hooked with her word choice and skill in storytelling.  Reading this short story was a bit like rediscovering her as an author and I can't wait to find the time to read more.
(I received this book compliments of Entangled Edge in exchange for an honest review).

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Lost Library by Kate Baray

This virtual book tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
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Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature Kate Baray and Lost Library.

About the Author:

Kate Baray is a paranormal romance and urban fantasy writer. She lives and writes in Austin, Texas with the help of her spotty dogs and hound. Kate has worked as an attorney, a manager, a tractor sales person, and a dog trainer. All exciting and interesting jobs, but none so much as writing!




Kate has stopped by for an interview:
? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I gave it a try in the second grade, had a bit of a hiccup, then picked it up about thirty years later…which is now J

? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?

Too many to count, but some of the more interesting ones in no particular order include, tractor parts & service marketing rep , lawyer, dog trainer, and cleaning person. If student counts, that was one of my favorites!

? How long does it take you to write a book?

For a rough/first draft, four to five weeks. That doesn’t include all of the fantastic help of friends and beta readers, as well as multiple rounds of editing.

? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

I adore writing in bed under the covers when it’s cold outside…but I live in Texas. It’s a good thing a like writing at other times quite a bit, too ;)

? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?

Little pieces from a variety of people I know or have met and experiences I’ve personally had. And, of course, my imagination. No character is any one person I’ve ever met. So, for example, I may have seen someone at the grocery who had particularly lovely hair, and one of my characters will have a similar hair color or style.

? How do you decide what you want to write about?

I have a few friends who help iron out plot details for me. There may occasionally be a beer or a margarita involved. The overall tone isn’t really a choice, just how I write. And the genre was a specific choice because I thoroughly enjoy urban fantasy, romance, and paranormal romance.

? What books have most influenced your life?

That’s a big question, and I’m not sure I know. But there are books that represent important points in my life and for which I have really fond memories.

When I was an exchange student in Germany, I wanted to read in my spare time but wasn’t sure that I could understand a book I’d never read before.  My German was pretty sketchy at the time J So I hunted until I found something I’d read (and loved) before—Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Swiftly Tilting Planet” was what I landed on. A little piece of home, a familiar story but rediscovered in a new language. It was perfect, and I still love that book!

? What are you reading right now?

I’m beta reading Lori Ryan’s second book in the Evers series.  She’s a good friend and a very entertaining writer – check her out! And since your interview has reminded of a great book I haven’t read in a while, I’ll be revisiting A Swiftly Tilting Planet ;)

? What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Hang out with my dogs, volunteer with my search and rescue team, and try to kick my tv addiction. Hulu and Acorn.tv are not my friends.

? What is your favorite comfort food?

Queso or peanut butter cookies, depending on if I’m feeling salty or sweet.

? What do you think makes a good story?

Specifically, for me, when I’m choosing a story, I want something that entertains. Preferably a story that supports my silly assumption that the world is populated by mostly good and decent, if complex, people. (See below for favorite writers.) I think Julia Quinn does a fabulous job of creating realistically lovely characters—they’re exceptionally nice without being reduced to caricatures of real people.

? Who would you consider your favorite author and why?

It depends on what day you ask, because my top ten can fluctuate. I’m a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series and Julia Quinn.

Fun random questions: 
·        dogs or cats? Dogs
·        Coffee or tea? Both!
·        Dark or milk chocolate? Milk…or white
·        Rocks or flowers?  Flowers
·        Night or day? Night
·        Favorite color? purple
·        Crayons or markers? Dry erase J
·        Pens or pencils? pens

Lost Library
Kate Baray

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Word count: approx. 71k
Pages: approx. 275

Book Description:

Author Kate Baray begins her new paranormal romance series with Lost Library, a tale of werewolves, magic, adventure and romance. 

John Braxton arrives unannounced on Lizzie’s doorstep. Little does she know that when she invites him to a drink on the porch, Lizzie opens the door to a secret world of werewolves—oops, they don’t like that name!—Lycan, magic, spelled books, and power hungry evildoers. Caught up in one man’s search for power, Lizzie soon begins to uncover surprising secrets about her own past and powers.

And romance with a serious but sexy Lycan? It might just happen…

Excerpt:
Worth had almost reached the door, when he stopped, straightened, then let out a guttural snarl. A noise very unlike the urbane, sophisticated man Lizzie had seen thus far. He stood silently for a moment. When he turned, Lizzie couldn’t see any sign of the anger or distress he’d voiced. He looked exactly as he always had, elegant and in control. Her heart beat erratically, quickening in panic then slowing as she willed herself to be calm. Something was horribly wrong, every instinct told her so. But she would maintain her composure.
            Worth spoke to both Moore and Lizzie, saying, “I’ll be keeping you company for a few minutes longer. We have some unexpected guests.”
            No! Not now, not yet. That was her first thought. She knew it was John. In her gut—in her heart—she knew it was John. She feared for her family, certainly. But the immediacy of his presence made him the focus of her fear. Worth was a factor John couldn’t have accounted for.
            Her response to Worth was visceral. He frightened her on a level she didn’t truly comprehend. It was as if the juxtaposition of his polished image and the malevolence she knew he harbored made him even more terrible and frightening. Evil should look evil, dammit.
            She needed some kind of plan. She had to help, because sitting by and watching the man she just might be falling in love with fall prey to Worth—well, no. That wasn’t happening.
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My thoughts:
Fantastic read!  The characters are wonderfully made, the writing is imaginative and descriptive.  The story is filled with action and paced to keep the pages turning and the reader up later than planned.  I enjoyed the suspense and intrigue, as well as the romance.  My favorite elements were the characters.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Berman's Wolves by Gretchen SB

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Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature Gretchen SB and Berman's Wolves.
Berman's Wolves
Gretchen SB

Genre: Urban Fantasy

When a scientist runs an experiment on three separate college campuses that goes horribly wrong, several hundred students find their lives altered forever. They must learn to adapt to their new lives as Werewolves. Immediately after the incident a government program was put in place to keep track of these unwitting subjects. After a year the program falls apart as those in charge argue on how to proceed.
Without the programmers constantly looking over their shoulders the werewolves have now started to organize themselves. Creating their own hierarchy and alliances.

Jack is the Alpha of Pacific Northwest University's pack F. He thought the government had finally taken a step back and let him and the other Alphas run their packs. Recently, however, he has been hearing rumblings about the programmers wanting to reinstate the program. He thought they were just rumors until he finds out one of his pack is being threatened by several of the lab assistants that took part in the original experiment. Now Jack must scramble to find allies and hunt down those threatening his pack. The more he goes looking the bigger the plot becomes.

Excerpt:
Berman's Wolves Excerpt One

Lyra knew the Weres who jumped her were members of pack L, former lab assistants of Berman’s from Pacific Northwest University. They hadn’t tried to negotiate this time, but had simply jumped her as turned the corner on her way home from the off-leash dog park in her neighborhood.
As soon as she smelled her attackers approaching, she turned to Hazel and pretended to have lost her cell phone. Hazel hadn’t questioned it, just taken Fizgig’s leash from Lyra’s outstretched hand and continued walking to Lyra’s apartment.
Lyra double-timed it toward the park. She knew her attackers would follow. All she needed was enough distance between them and Hazel. Lyra loved Hazel like family, but the other woman was not a fighter. Hazel would try, but she would only be hurt or used against Lyra. It didn’t really help matters that Hazel and Lyra knew all of each other’s secrets. In Lyra’s case some of those secrets could get them killed.
Lyra knew leading the attackers away from Hazel and the dogs was her best and only option. As the outskirts of the forested trail closed in around her, Lyra spun and braced herself for the attack. She could smell the malicious intent like rotting meat rolling off of them. She had one advantage: they didn’t know how well she could fight. Growing up in a predominantly male social group, Lyra had honed her skills. They thought girls were weak. They would underestimate her.  Lyra gave a small grin as the three Weres came into view around the bend.
Lyra posed as if she’d been off-guard and was helpless, widening her eyes and shrinking away in horror. The tallest guy headed toward her. Lyra counted, waiting until the last second when his arms stretched out to grab her. She roundhouse-kicked him in the head. The Were crumpled. Weres could take and dole out major damage and Lyra was stronger than most. The blow had landed perfectly, and he’d be out of commission for a few minutes.
The other two men didn’t make the same mistake; they rushed her. Lyra backed up. She needed more room than the thin nature trail provided. She was able to get one punch in to the guy on her left before the other man grabbed her.
Panic began to rise as a strong arm banded around her throat. Screaming to herself, she pushed the panic aside. She struggled to remember the course of action for this type of attack. Using the heel of her shoe, she stomped on her attacker’s foot. Inwardly she swore as she connected with a boot—she couldn’t do any damage that way. His arm tightened, and she knew he meant for her to lose consciousness. That would be bad. She felt the loss of breath acutely and Lyra knew she had maybe thirty seconds to get out of the hold before she was incapacitated.
She gave one swift kick behind her as she dug both her thumbs at her throat to relieve the pressure. Her kick hit true and her attacker cried out as her heel connected with groin.
She felt the man back up and she moved the opposite direction, scanning for the Were she’d punched in the stomach. She didn’t see him, not at first, but what she did see made her curse.




About the Author:

Gretchen happily lives in Seattle, Washington where she spends her time creating new characters and situations to put them in. She also enjoys cheering on her local sports teams, even though it sometimes seems they are allergic to winning.

Gretchen has spent most of her life in Washington state. She graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in History and a BA in Philosophy. Though there was a brief stint after college where she lived in Florida and worked for the mouse (Disney World). She loves that Washington provides a large range of activities, from Shakespeare in the park to rodeos.

She has had a love of reading and telling stories as far back as she, or anyone else, can remember.  Currently, she loves to read the same genres she writes. She also loves exploring her home state. At the end of her adventures she unwinds by curling up on the couch, knitting while catching up TV shows via Netflix.

http://www.gretchensb.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7398184.Gretchen_S_B_

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gretchen-S-B/540293959350712

https://twitter.com/GretchenSB

My thoughts:
This is a fast, short read. The book is well paced with and interesting storyline with original ideas.  I found myself liking the characters quickly and got lost in the story.  I enjoyed the read, have read another story by this author and will be looking for more.

Entangled Edge Book Blast!


Edge, a digital-first single-title romance line from Entangled Publishing, takes its lead from their popular Select imprint but gives its novels an edge in the marketplace by bringing great stories to readers at reasonable prices in a quick-and-easy way. Whether sexy or sweet, traditional romance or love and lust with a women’s fiction bent, at the center of every Edge book is heart. From Urban Fantasy to Contemporary Romance to Science Fiction Romance, Edge has a book for all romance readers—and right at their fingertips! As they say, all’s fair in love and war. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.

Today I'm happy to be featuring Edge's April 21st releases!!


A Shot of Red by Tracy March

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When biotech company heiress Mia Moncure learns her ex-boyfriend, the company’s PR Director, has died in a suspicious accident in Switzerland, Mia suspects murder. Determined to reveal a killer, she turns to sexy Gio Lorenzo, Communications Director for her mother, a high-ranking senator—and the recent one-night stand Mia has been desperate to escape. While negotiating their rocky relationship, they race to uncover a deadly scheme that could ruin her family’s reputation. But millions of people are being vaccinated, and there’s more than her family’s legacy at stake.


Undying Desire by Jessica Lee
Enclave #3

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Eve Devonshire is a woman hiding in plain sight. Not completely human, but not quite a vampire, she’s accepted by neither race but is more powerful than both. To stay alive, Eve can't trust anyone, including the alpha vampire with midnight eyes and a thirst for pain and submission. With her enemies nipping at her heels, Eve has Guerin cornered, and both are determined to get the answers they're looking for or die trying... if they can fight their desires long enough.


The Perfect Hostage by Misty Evans

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Sergeant John Quick has seen the worst in life, both personally and professionally, and long ago decided loving someone comes at too high a price. But when the woman of his dreams “kidnaps” him for a weekend affair with no strings attached, he can’t resist. The smoking-hot weekend turns deadly when John and Lucie are trapped during a blizzard and discover they’re not alone. Someone from their past has come hunting for revenge. Now John must become the perfect hostage in order to save Lucie’s life.




Untamed Hearts by Heather McCollum
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Jonet Montgomery has longed for a chivalrous knight her whole young life. Instead she found herself wed to a scoundrel and left a widow. When a lusty, silver-tongued rogue steals a kiss and opens a crack in her routine life, she’s tempted by his offer to taste adventure of the most pleasurable kind. Will’s heart of gold shines through despite his infamous past. But is Jonet enough woman to keep this sexy pirate from straying? With past embarrassments haunting her, she risks more than just her reputation this time. She risks her heart.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Blog Tour: Fractured Truth by Rachel McClellan


Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature Rachel McClellan and Fractured Truth.

Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was...

Summary

Llona is determined to end the fight with the Vykens once and for all. All she needs is to find and destroy the Shadow—the ultimate source of dark power. But when she makes a startling discovery about someone she loves, Llona has to fight the toughest battle yet in this exciting conclusion to the Fractured Light series.





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My thoughts:
I enjoyed this story.  A great addition to the Fractured Light series.  Filled with fantastic characters - some we have meet before and many new faces - the story is action packed and well paced.  Llona is terrific - human while being so much more than just human.  Twisting and turning through a wild ride of a plot - you will love this one.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blog Tour: Over My Live Body by Susan Israel

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Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature Susan Israel and Over My Live Body.

Susan has stopped by for an interview:


About me as an author:

1) I started writing when I was in grade school and my first (really bad!) effort at a novel was in 7th grade. Writing was a good way for me to retreat from the rather merciless bullying that was endemic in my school and the town I lived in. I turned bullies into villains! My English exercises read like stories and I don't think my teachers 'got' it. One of them did, in high school. Thank you ever so much, Mrs. Gray.

2) I've had eclectic jobs, one of which (art model) directly led to my writing Over My Live Body. I also worked right after college (in the late '80s) filing cards alphabetically for the card catalog that is now obsolete, raising funds for private colleges (I was an evil telemarketer!) and fact-checking for a series of travel books; the best perk of that temp job was calling foreign countries and practicing language skills.

4) I listen to a lot of 24/7 news and this provides great fodder for plots and characters, particularly in crime writing since there never seems to be a shortage of crime. What is challenging is deciding how characters respond to the circumstances I foist on them. Sometimes someone's appearance will spur me to create a character based on him or her. I created the character Violet Velez in my second novel, Student Bodies, after seeing a middle-school-age girl in the library with purple hair. And yes, I still turn bullies into villains.

About me as a person:

1) The books that most influenced my life growing up were To Kill A Mockingbird and The Diary Of A Young Girl. I think the lessons in those books still stay with me.

2) When I'm busy working on a book, I find it too distracting to read others. I don't want to be influenced or subliminally compare what I'm reading to what I'm writing.

3) When I'm not writing, I watch baseball/basketball/football (the sport of whatever season it is), play with my dog, read fashion and gossip magazines (seriously!) and make like a sloth.

4) I'm not sure if Thai food qualifies as comfort food, but Drunken Noodles would be it!

5) A good story is one that keeps you turning the pages long after you should have turned off the light. Books I stayed up VERY late reading include Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut) and The Snow Leopard (Peter Matthiessen)

Fun questions:

Dogs or cats? Dogs!

Coffee or tea? Iced coffee

Dark or milk chocolate? Either

Rocks or flowers? Can I suggest a different answer? Shells?

Night or day? Night!

Favorite color: Orange

Crayons or markers? Crayons

Pens or pencils? Pen- even for the NYT crossword puzzle.

More about Susan Israel:
Susan Israel lives in Connecticut with her beloved dog, but New York City lives in her heart and mind. A graduate of Yale College, her fiction has been published in Other Voices, Hawaii Review and Vignette and she has written for magazines, websites and newspapers, including Glamour, Girls Life, Ladies Home Journal and The Washington Post. SheĆ¢€™s currently at work on the second book in the Delilah Price series, Student Bodies. 


Book Description:

Delilah is accustomed to people seeing her naked. As a nude model – a gig that keeps food on the table while her career as a sculptor takes off – it comes with the territory.

But Delilah has never before felt this vulnerable.

Because Delilah has an admirer. Someone who is paying a great deal of attention to her. And he just might love her to death.


The debut of a shockingly fresh voice in suspense fiction, OVER MY LIVE BODY will work its way inside of you.






Excerpt:

I’ve gone from posing in one studio to posing in another in less than an hour. Ordinarily I don’t complain about the cold. I don’t move before I’m told to. I try to be the model I’ve never had the good luck to hire. But today I feel like I’m lugging around a portfolio of hypersensitivity along with my usual artist supplies and it’s not even justified. Here, I’m among friends.

The instructor of this class has drawn a chalk outline of where I’m supposed to lie and indicates the pose she wants me to strike, that of a classic come-to-my-casbah odalisque. I feel my calf muscles tighten as I scrunch up into the framework of the drawing on the floor. There are no new faces in this class, no surprises, I’ll be forgiven if I twitch or scratch an itch. Morgan, one of the best artists and my best friend, has brought poppy seed pound cake and stops what he’s doing to tiptoe over and feed me morsels of it. “Should be grapes,” the instructor says. Someone down the hall is playing Carmen on a boom box. “Should be Scheherezade,” Morgan says, winking at me.

The wink isn’t misunderstood, wouldn’t be even if Morgan wasn’t gay. 
We artists are like a cast ensemble in repertory. Many of us have seen each other nude in classes. I’m dressed in the part I’m playing. It’s when I change locations, freelance in other schools, that I’ve felt uncomfortable and I’ve tried not to do that too often. I try not to, but sometimes I need the money to buy extra supplies or pay off mounting bills and I have to do it, like I did last night. I sometimes say never again, never again! What do I need this aggravation for? I feel smarmy; it makes me fight with Ivan more. Except, like a new enrollee in some 12-step program, I’m learning to recognize what I have and haven’t the power to change and ironically now that I’ve decided to kick Ivan and his half of the rent money out, I’m going to have to pay more bills than ever, starting with the new lock I’m having installed.

“Delilah, you moved!” 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: Paranormal Pleasures II by Roxanne Rhoads

Paranormal Pleasures II
By Roxanne Rhoads

Award winning author Roxanne Rhoads brings you ten more tales of supernatural seduction featuring demonic desires, wanton witches, voluptuous vampires, and ghosts with grave needs…

Four brand new, never published short stories have been combined with six previously published, freshly edited tales to give you a collection of hot paranormal erotica you can really sink your fangs into.

Cover Models: Victoria Nightshade and Sugar Monroe
Cover Photo By RSII Photography
Book Cover Design by Dawne Dominique

Scent of a Vampire
Aidan has searched several human lifetimes for his perfect mate. Now that he’s found her, he refuses to let go. He must make Gabrielle see they were destined to be together.

Immortal Flame
An off duty fire fighter encounters a sexy vampire in what he thought was an abandoned house.

The flames that ignite will leave them both scorched…and aching for more.

An Unexpected Evening
Samuel is a centuries-old vampire who prefers to be a recluse. He is always afraid of losing control and becoming the monster he once was. Falling in love with a young witch has pushed his boundaries and pulled him out of his comfort zone.

Katerina always encourages Samuel to be more open, to let loose, and to really "live" instead of only existing in the shadows.

One night, he finally grants her wish . . . in ways she never imagined.

Underneath the Fangs
Samuel is being framed for murder. Katerina knows he is not guilty but she has to convince Samuel that he is not a monster and that he is worthy of her love.

Cemetery Seduction 
Abby, a half witch, half vampire whose powers go awry in a club, has to run, afraid that the Others, who are policing all human/magick interaction, might put her in jail. She ends up in a cemetery, jumps behind a bush and lands right on top of a very sexy ghost hunter.

No Place I'd Rather Be 
Sonora is torn between a human and a vampire. How can she choose between the man who makes her feel safe and the vampire that makes her blood race? Sonora prays to the Goddess for guidance while harboring secret desires that her broody vampire, Brom, and her brawny human, Avery, can get past their jealousy and be willing to do more than just share the witch in the middle.

Can the Goddess grant Sonora's wish, or will she be stuck making an impossible choice?

Blood, Lust and Shadows
Vampire/succubus hybrid Allana is on the prowl looking for a bloody snack and a sexy energy boost. While strutting her stuff in a dark parking lot she encounters a yummy Latino who makes a lovely meal. She also encounters something else that puts her senses into overdrive.

Complete Circle
Lissette is a vampire who has lived with her succubus girlfriend, Cassandra, for a long time. She swore off relationships with men after being viciously raped by the vampire hunters who killed the love of her life and left her for dead.

Lissette and Cassandra only use men to get what they need, blood for Lissette and sexual energy for Cassandra. They are completely satisfied with their lives- until a mysterious stranger comes along.

For the first time in centuries Lissette wants a man. Why is she so drawn to him? What is he?

Much more than a mere mortal, Gabriel has been searching for Lissette and Cassandra for a very long time. They have what he needs, what no one else can give him.

But will they be willing to share?

A Package Deal
Chloe needs to get out of the city- fast. So she buys an old farmhouse out in the middle of nowhere- with one stipulation. The caretaker gets to stay. She readily agrees thinking it’s an old man that won’t give her any trouble.

Ash is definitely not what she expected.

My Demon Valentine
Elita wants to give her demon boyfriend a Valentine’s Day to remember. Connor was built for giving pleasure but Elita wants to turn the tables on that.

This time the pleasure will be all his.

About the Author:
Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these words describe book publicist and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.
When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read, promote and review what others write.
Roxanne is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours and operates Fang-tastic Books, a book blog dedicated to paranormal and urban fantasy books.
When not reading, writing, or promoting Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.
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