Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Review of The Darkest Pleasure

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The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld #3)
by Gena Showalter
4.5 stars of 5

Description:

Reyes is a man possessed. Bound by the demon of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure. Yet he craves a mortal woman, Danika Ford, more than breath and will do anything to claim her--even defy the gods.Danika is on the run. For months she's eluded the Lords of the Underworld, immortal warriors who won't rest until she and her family have been destroyed. But her dreams are haunted by Reyes, the warrior whose searing touch she can't forget. Yet a future together could mean death to all they both hold dear....
(From Goodreads)

Review:

This is the third installment within Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series, and focuses on Reyes - the lord possessed by the demon of pain. Reyes is forced

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sexy Snippets


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Tuesdays just got sexier.
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines,
for the 18+ crowd.


Monday, December 29, 2014

Holiday Giveaway Winner!

HI!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. My favorite thing about this time of year is spending it with my family - and eating a ton of delicious Italian food. My family is loud, crazy, loving, caring, and very competitive.

 I'd like to announce the winner of the wreaths: Dr. Seuss. YAY! That colorful wreath was crafted by my team: my mom, my husband, and I!
Also, the winner of the Amazon Gift Card/A Bewitching Christmas giveaway is Deb Pelletier!


Thank you all for participating and I hope you a fantastic new year! Please, be on the look out for Surrender to the Chase (Under Realm Assassins #2).

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Kick Back Saturday

Hi everyone!
 
Welcome to Kick Back Saturday! In my opinion, one of the best ways to spend a Saturday is to curl up with a book, a delicious cup of coffee or cocktail, and hang out with my writing partner, my sweet pup, Kelly!
Join me every Saturday for a book blurb and a new, tasty drink recipe - coffee or cocktail...?
Take up a book, mix a drink, and kick back.  

The Book

11485236Tender Rebel (Malory - Anderson Family, #2)
by Johanna Lindsey

Scottish heiress Roslynn Chadwick needs the safety of marriage to protect her from an unscrupulous cousin and from the army of fortune-hunting scoundrels who covet her wealth and beauty. And Anthony Malory is everything she has been warned against.

A ruthless, irresistibly handsome English rogue, Malory's sensual blue eyes speak of limitless pleasures. How she wishes she dare to love such a man... to believe the whispered murmurings of his passionate promise... and to follow the enchanting dream...


I give it 5 of 5 Stars!

The Drink 

French Kiss

Ingredients : French Kiss

- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz raspberry liqueur
- 1/2 oz orange liqueur (cointreau, grand marnier...)
- 1 oz whipping cream


 Use a "Shaker" for French Kiss drink recipe
Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Garnish with a speared cherry or raspberry, and serve.
Serve in "Champagne Flute" Garnish: No 

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Misteltoe Madness 2014: Amanda J. Greene

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Thank you for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for today’s Mistletoe Madness spot. For a line up of all of the authors featured here and at The Book Nympho, and to enter the overall event giveaway for a free book (two chances to win!), please click on the image above or go to the kickoff post on November 26, 2014.
Today’s Mistletoe Madness author is…
(originally posted on 12/20/14 @ That's What I'm Talking About)

Amanda J. Greene

Book: Surrender to the Chase Release Date: December 2014 Publisher: self-published

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season. I’d like to thank the fantastic women who worked hard to coordinate and host the Mistletoe Madness.
My recent winter release, Surrender to the Chase (Under Realm Assassins, #2) is not holiday themed, but the characters would love to share with you their take on the 12 days (nights) of Christmas.
“The holiday season,” Ethan sighed and shook his head. “I’m asked often if I celebrate the holidays. They seemed to think that since I’m a vampire I don’t partake in the festivities.” His wide shoulders rolled with a shrug. “No, I don’t eat much and my drink of choice is blood with a shot of whiskey rather than the traditional eggnog – but I do relish a good party.”
Fraya untied the silk bow and lifted the top of neatly wrapped gift box Ethan had set on the bed. He stood beside her, a sexy smile gracing his lips. A white envelope rested atop of pillow of red tissue paper.
“I’m not going to find a dead rat or a severed head in here, am I?”
“Honey, I’m an assassin not a barbarian.”
Fraya pulled the card free and read, “Something naughty for each of the twelve nights of Christmas.”
Fraya turned the box over, emptying the contents on the bed. She eagerly sifted through the tissue paper revealing one sexy item after another.
Ethan took the card and continued to read, “One blind fold. Two bottles of warming massage oil. Three pairs of silk stockings. Four bottles of Champaign, which are in the fridge.”
“Four?”
“You’re right. I should have gotten eight.”
Fraya laughed. “What? Why?”
“They need to last us all 12 nights.”
“Let me put your fears to rest, vampire. This werewolf doesn’t need any liquid courage to mount you,” she teased. Flames of desire sparked in his eyes and she smiled.
He kept reading, “A small assortment of various scented bubble bath.  A dozen chocolate covered strawberries. Seven candles.”
“Naturally, we’ve got to have mood lighting.”
He nodded in agreement. “Eight lover’s coupons redeemable for whatever you desire.”
Fraya snatched the tiny notebook up. “Can’t wait to use these. I’ll take a back rub. Maybe a foot massage. Oh, I know, a mani pedi.”
Ethan rolled his eyes.
“You said whatever I desire.”
He grumbled.  “Nine different types of lingerie in an assortment of colors. P.S. my favorite is the blue baby doll. Ten pairs of lady’s under garments, again in an assortment of colors.”
Fraya tossed a black pair panties at him. The silk hit his chest and fell back on the mattress. “Some of these are crotchless.”
Ethan’s heart stopping smile returned. “They have a matching bra.”
She couldn’t stop her giggle. “Let me guess, it’s also missing some material.”
He gave her a wink. “Eleven pieces of melt able chocolate.” His hungry gaze traveled down her sumptuous frame. His body went hard as he imagined licking the decadent chocolate from her sweet spots.  “And last, but most definitely not least, a list detailing a minimum of twelve different position for us to enjoy.”
Fraya plucked the card from his hand and let the white paper fall to the ground. Wrapping her arms around his neck, she rose to her tip toes. Ethan gripped her hips and pulled her closer, pressing her body against his.
“This was a great gift. Well thought out.” She lightly brushed her lips against his. Ethan’s growl vibrated his chest.  Fraya ran her hands through his hair. “I’d say you have no plans on leaving the bedroom,” she whispered.
“Like I said. I relish a good party.”
Ethan claimed her mouth with a fierce kiss.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all the best and happy reading!
AmandaGreene_SurrendertotheChase1400
Coming Soon

About the Book:

Checkmate…
A year after the tragic death of his close friend and fellow assassin, Ethan Halstead is ready to take up his sniper rifle once more. But his first assignment is nothing he ever expected. Ethan must hunt and retrieve a beautiful, spirited, alluring werewolf.
Knowing no other way to escape an arranged marriage, Fraya flees from her pack. As she contemplates slipping across the border and heading to South America, she is captured by a dangerously seductive vampire who plans on escorting her back to her family. Even as Fraya vows to make Ethan’s mission as difficult as possible, she can’t resist the riotous desire he sparks within her.
But Ethan isn’t the only predator that peruses Fraya. A powerful rival pack’s alpha wants to make her his mate. Will Ethan be able to keep Fraya safe and return her to her pack? Or will he surrender to temptation and claim Fraya as his own?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sexy Snippets

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Tuesdays just got sexier.
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines,
for the 18+ crowd.


This snippet is from my upcoming release, Surrender to the Chase.



Coming Soon
~ Fraya instantly tensed as anxiety crept up her spine. She took in a deep breath, trying to remain calm and relaxed, as he had suggested. But the tiny spike in her heart rate had caught his attention. The vampire’s gaze locked on her throat. His pupils

Monday, December 22, 2014

Manday Hotties

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rulers of Darkness SALE!

Hi everyone!!

I hope you are all having a lovely holiday season.
From now until January 3rd, the Rulers of Darkness series is on SALE. 

Caressed by Moonlight for $.99 cents (reg. $2.99) - Amazon & Nook

Caressed by Night for $1.99 (reg. $3.99) - Amazon & Nook

Caressed by a Crimson for $1.99 (reg. $3.99) - Amazon & Nook

Caressed by Shadows for $.99cents (reg. $2.99) - Amazon & Nook



Caressed by Moonlight
Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life. Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos. After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire, would bind them for all eternity, but treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.


Caressed by Night
Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundreds years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.



Caressed by a Crimson Moon
Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.
To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.
Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?



Caressed by Shadows
Black Knight, Falcon Kenwrec is powerful, relentless, and fiercely loyal, his only allegiance – to his king. But he is torn between duty and desire when the war between the vampire clans and the Red Order hunters escalates and the enemy captures the one woman he longs to claim as his own, Sonya Rebane, Queen of the Voidukas Clan. Falcon will risk everything to save her, even if it means forsaking his king.
After weeks of imprisonment, Sonya is stunned when the chivalrous knight that she has secretly loved from afar appears outside her cell. As they fight and struggle to elude their enemies, they must battle their overwhelming attraction for each other and their love that is forbidden.
As every perilous moment draws them closer together, every smoldering kiss drives them to the brink of a passionate destruction. Will they be able to resist temptation? Or will their love be their ruin?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Manday Hotties

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday Giveaway!

Greetings!

So, its that time of year again. For those of you who are followers of my blog, you know that every year my family get's together and has a fun and friendly competition. Last year, we made snowmen. This year, we did wreaths. Please, cast your vote in the comments below for you favorite wreath and enter to win a copy of my holiday novella, A Bewitching Christmas, as well as $10 Amazon gift card.
The giveaway will run through December 13 to December 20th. The winner will be randomly selected and announce on December 21st.

Thank you so much for stopping by and helping us decide who has the best wreath for the 2014 Greene Family competition.

Best of luck!

Kick Back Saturday

HI everyone!
 
Welcome to Kick Back Saturday! In my opinion, one of the best ways to spend a Saturday is to curl up with a book, a delicious cup of coffee or cocktail, and hang out with my writing partner, my sweet pup, Kelly!
Join e every Saturday for a book blurb and a new, tasty drink recipe - coffee or cocktail...?
Take up a book, mix a drink, and kick back. 

14386The Book

If You Dare by Kresley Cole
(Historical romance)


High in the Pyrenees, a band of mercenaries led by Courtland MacCarrick wages war for General Reynaldo Pascal. When Court turns on the evil general, Pascal orders him killed, but Court narrowly escapes and exacts revenge by kidnapping Pascal's exquisite Castilian fiancée.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Twitter Thursday


Welcome to Twitter Thursday!
Today's is from Surrender to the Chase

~ "Your pulse, it sings to me. Wild. Free. Beckoning me to have a taste.” ~

Description

 A year after the tragic death of his close friend and fellow assassin, Ethan Halstead is ready to take up his sniper rifle once more. But his first assignment is nothing he ever expected. Ethan must hunt and retrieve a beautiful, spirited, alluring werewolf.

Knowing no other way to escape an arranged marriage, Fraya flees from her pack. As she contemplates slipping across the border and heading to South America, she is captured by a dangerously seductive vampire who plans on escorting her back to her family. Even as Fraya vows to make Ethan’s mission as difficult as possible, she can’t resist the riotous desire he sparks within her.

But Ethan isn’t the only predator that peruses Fraya. A powerful rival pack’s alpha wants to make her his mate. Will Ethan be able to keep Fraya safe and return her to her pack? Or will he surrender to temptation and claim Fraya as his own?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Caressed by Shadows on Nook!

Hey all!


Caressed by Shadows (Rulers of Darkness, #4)  is now available on Barnes & Noble's Nook.

Get your copy today for $0.99 cents. Caressed by Shadows will be on sale until January 1st, then return to the average price of $2.99.


I wish you  all happy reading!


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Review of The Darkest Kiss

The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2)
by Gena Showalter
4.5 of 5 Stars
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Description:
She has tempted many men...but never found her equal. Until now.
Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of Anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death--a warrior eternally doomed to take souls to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him.

But when the merciless Lord of the Underworld is ordered by the gods to claim Anya herself, their uncontrollable attraction becomes an anguished pursuit. Now they must defeat the unconquerable forces that control them, before their thirst for one another demands a sacrifice of love beyond imagining...

(From Goodreads)

Review:

Lucien is Death - literally. He collects and delivers souls to their final destinations.  He is scared, fierce, a man of few words, intelligent and merciless. He will do anything to protect his fellow Lords of the Underword.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Manday Hottties!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Review of the Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1)

The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1)
by Gena Showalter
4.5 stars of 5
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Description:
His powers - Inhuman...

His passion - Beyond immortal...


All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member -- a man trapped in a hell of his own.

Neither can resist the instant hunger than calms their torments... and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction -- and a soul-shattering test of love...
Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive -- and unimaginably powerful...

(From Goodreads)

Review:

Amazing! 
This series is a refreshing take on paranormal romance - so much more than the traditional vampires and werewolves. Now, don't get me wrong, I adore vampires and werewolves, but these demon possessed warriors are delicious!
The Darkest Night is the first installment with in the Lords of the Underworld series. 
Ashlyn has heard a rumor of men with supernatural powers who may be able to help her either understand or cure her of her own. She is wondering the forest and mountains searching for their home when she is attached by a man with hell in his eyes.
Maddox was once a guardian of the Gods (Greek pantheon) who has been cursed to harbor a demon from Pandora's box within himself. When he discovers a lone woman wandering around outside his castle, he is certain she is "bait", meant to lure him out so that the hunters can capture and or kill him. She is successful with luring him from his home, but she is the one who is captured.
While Ashlyn and Maddox work through their misunderstanding, there attraction grows and becomes undeniable - leading to a steamy romance. The main characters were a great match.  Maddox was the right amount of tormented hero and Ashlyn was both sweet and sassy.
The side characters were awesome! Everyone one of them is different and they make you want to read more - drawing you further into the Lords of the Underworld's realm. 
If you are passionate about paranormal romance, this is a MUST read series. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Manday Hotties

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