Sunday, December 27, 2015

Winners of the Bewitching Christmas Giveaway Are...

Big thank you to everyone who participated in the A Bewitching Christmas Giveaway
I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday and a great New Years!
 
Congratulations to the 10 winners:
 
Judi R.
Cara (Have Books Will Survive) F.
ELF
Chiara Lanzi
Wendy C.
bn100
G
Eliza P.
Mercedes P.
Judi T.
 
 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Review of Fires of Winter (Vikings #1)

Amazon
Fires of Winter (Vikings #1)
by Johanna Lindsey
5 of 5 Stars


Description:
NEVER A VIKING'S CAPTIVE
Lovely and dauntless, abducted by invaders from across an icy sea, Lady Brenna vowed vengeance -- swearing no Viking brute would be her master...no barbarian would enslave her noble Celtic heart.

FOREVER A VIKING'S LOVE

Yet Garrick Haardrad, the proud and powerful son of a ruthless Viking chieftain, claims her with a primitive abandon that leaves her breathless, igniting fires of passion that blaze through the cold Nordic nights and forge the unbreakable bonds of a fiery, eternal love.

Review:
First, Johanna Lindsey is one of my favorite authors. 
Second, this book is on my top 10 list. 
Raids, Vikings, a spit-fire heroine, a rough and tumble hero, passion, betrayal and more!
This book will hold your imagination captive from the start and take you on an adventure in Viking terrain.
Lady Brenna is beautiful and strong, she faced the Vikings in battle when they came to her family's home. However, she was captured and taken as a slave back to Norway. She is not a wilting flower by any means. In fact, one fault you could assign her would be too much pride, but it works in this romance.
Garrick Haardrad is a hard warrior. As a second son, he is forced to seek his fortune over seas (and has done pretty well). Upon his return home, he finds a woman in his bed - a female slave who was given to him by his father (the man that captured Brenna). Garrick, jaded from a past bad relationship, is really not interested in the ladies, but he is willing to make an exception for the fierce Celtic beauty.
Naturally, a battle of wills break between slave and master. Brenna has no interest in doing Garrick's bidding and is hell bent on taking her revenge. But something unexpected happens - love. 
If you have never read this book or a Johanna Lindsey novel I HIGHLY recommend that you do. Johanna Lindsey has a gift for writing romance. (She is also one of the first romance authors, beginning her career in the 70s).
I must admit, I read this book at least once to twice a year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sexy Snippets



    Tuesdays just got sexier.

Today's sexy snippet is from Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3).

~Hadrian bunched her skirt around her waists, his hands cupping her backside. She leaned forward as he lifted one of her legs, her knee rested on the polished desk.
Eva moaned as he drew a finger over her damp panties. All he had to was move the thin material of her thong…
“You’re so hot,” he said. His finger brushed her again and her entire body quaked. “You want this demon.”~

TBR 12/29/15
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28269507-rulers-of-darkness-box-set?from_search=true&search_version=service

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 hundred 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

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?

Monday, December 21, 2015

Manday Hotties


It is Monday, ladies. Ready for the Hotties?! 
I hope you have a brighter day.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday!!!


Today, I'd like to share a short blurb from Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3), which is part of the Rulers of Darkness series box set to be released next week :)

~ The snow crunched beneath her heavy boots as she rounded the wall and—he was there. Hadrian stood on the ice, his face turned up toward the moon, basking in the soft glow.
“You’ve finally found me, half-breed.”
His voice made her shiver.
“And I was about to give up the hunt,” she said as she descended to the frozen water edge. There was no way in hell she was going to walk out on the ice. With her amazing bad luck, the ice would crack and she could fall in.
“Now that you’ve found me, what are you going to do with me?”
"Better question, what wouldn’t I want to do with you"~

Enter to win the Rulers of Darkness Box Set
Click HERE


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 hundred 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

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?

Monday, December 14, 2015

Manday Hotties

It is Monday, ladies. Ready for the Hotties?! 
I hope you have a brighter day.


Friday, December 11, 2015

A Bewitching Christmas Giveaway


Hi everyone,

I hope all is well and you are having a wonderful holiday season. This is my favorite time of year: family, friends, the food, the gifts, football, and the holiday themed books. I'm a sucker for paranormal romance, so... I will be giving away ten (10) ebook copies of my paranormal romance holiday novella, A Bewitching Christmas (Under Realm Assassins #1). The giveway will run from December 11th through Decemeber 21st. Winners will be announced on my blog, author Facebook page, and Twitter. 
Best of luck and I hope you all have a wonderful, safe, and fun holiday.

Description:

It has been seven years since Analette Dyson stopped practicing magic and headed to New York, where she created a new life, complete with a fabulous job, an apartment in Central Park West, and a sexy werewolf fiancé. She never planned on returning to her small home town in Maine, but when she learns her grandmother is ill, she decides to pop over for a visit and what better time than Christmas? Excited for her fiancé to meet her family, they head up a day early.
Worst idea ever!
After doing some last minute Christmas shopping, Analette returns to their hotel to find her fiancé in bed with another woman. Cursing the universe for her never ending bad luck with men and dreading telling her family about her cheating fiancé, she heads to the bar to self medicate.
Not one to celebrate the holidays, vampire and assassin, Cole McRae, has followed a lead to a rustic town in witch territory. But after a few days of research and waiting for his target to show, he begins to suspect he has wasted his time. That is, until he meets a curvaceous blonde with bewitching green eyes at the local bar. One night with the enchanting Analette could make this useless trip well worth his time.
Their passion is undeniable and unbeknownst to them, their fates are intertwined. Magic and romance will strike on Christmas, changing their lives forever.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Twitter Thursday



Welcome to Twitter Thursday!
Every Thursday I will be posting a 1 liners from one of my previous books, upcoming releases, or works in progress. 

 Swing by and check it out!
@AmandaJGreene1
~ "Oh, sweetheart, I'm going to make it fucking life changing." Cole McRae~
Description:

It has been seven years since Analette Dyson stopped practicing magic and headed to New York, where she created a new life, complete with a fabulous job, an apartment in Central Park West, and a sexy werewolf fiancé. She never planned on returning to her small home town in Maine, but when she learns her grandmother is ill, she decides to pop over for a visit and what better time than Christmas? Excited for her fiancé to meet her family, they head up a day early.
Worst idea ever!
After doing some last minute Christmas shopping, Analette returns to their hotel to find her fiancé in bed with another woman. Cursing the universe for her never ending bad luck with men and dreading telling her family about her cheating fiancé, she heads to the bar to self medicate.
Not one to celebrate the holidays, vampire and assassin, Cole McRae, has followed a lead to a rustic town in witch territory. But after a few days of research and waiting for his target to show, he begins to suspect he has wasted his time. That is, until he meets a curvaceous blonde with bewitching green eyes at the local bar. One night with the enchanting Analette could make this useless trip well worth his time.
Their passion is undeniable and unbeknownst to them, their fates are intertwined. Magic and romance will strike on Christmas, changing their lives forever.
~ A Holiday Novella~ 
Enter to win a copy for the holidays!
Click HERE!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Soundtrack: Caressed by the Edge of Darkness

TBR 2016
I'm currently working on Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5), Gabriel's book. This story has been a long time in the making. I mean, hell, its the 5th book of a 6 book series. However, when I originally mapped out this series it was meant to be the last book, but the characters have led me in a different direction. 

Gabriel has a very complicated back story, like most tortured heroes, and he will have to overcome centuries of pain, mistrust, and bad habits to claim his happily ever after. 

Caressed by the Edge of Darkness:
Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.
Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and...complete surrender.
While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With every soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?



Today's inspirational song for Gabriel and Jordan's relationship: 
Not Strong Enough by Apocalyptica

ThanksMas Competition

Thanksgiving Christmas decor competition is here! Please, cast your vote and help us crown the winner. Another year worth of bragging rights is up for grabs :)
Cast your votes below and to enter to win a $15 Starbucks gift card and the ebook set of the Under Realm Assassins series and the first 3 books within the Rulers of Darkness series. The giveaway will be from November 27th through December 19th. Thank you for your help and happy holidays!!!
#1 Deck the Halls

#2 Angels

#3 Judy Garland (Oz)

#4 Christmas Time Line
#5 Sharknado

#6 Frozen (color theme)
 
Under Realm Assassins Series 

A Bewitching Christmas
It has been seven years since Analette Dyson stopped practicing magic and headed to New York, where she created a new life, complete with a fabulous job, an apartment in Central Park West, and a sexy werewolf fiancé. She never planned on returning to her small home town in Maine, but when she learns her grandmother is ill, she decides to pop over for a visit and what better time than Christmas? Excited for her fiancé to meet her family, they head up a day early. 
Worst idea ever!
After doing some last minute Christmas shopping, Analette returns to their hotel to find her fiancé in bed with another woman. Cursing the universe for her never ending bad luck with men and dreading telling her family about her cheating fiancé, she heads to the bar to self medicate. 
Not one to celebrate the holidays, vampire and assassin, Cole McRae, has followed a lead to a rustic town in witch territory. But after a few days of research and waiting for his target to show, he begins to suspect he has wasted his time. That is, until he meets a curvaceous blonde with bewitching green eyes at the local bar. One night with the enchanting Analette could make this useless trip well worth his time.
Their passion is undeniable and unbeknownst to them, their fates are intertwined. Magic and romance will strike on Christmas, changing their lives forever. ~ A Holiday Novella, Erotic~
Surrender to the Chase
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?
Rulers of Darkness Series
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 hundred 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?
 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Manday Hotties


It is Monday, ladies. Ready for the Hotties?! 
I hope you have a brighter day.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Lore Lush Books: Author Interview, Giveaway, & Book Review

Lore Lush Books: Author Interview, Giveaway, & Review of 
A Bewitching Christmas


Review:
4 of 5 Stars for A Bewitching Christmas (Under Realm Assassins #1)
"Smart, Sexy, and Short.
This holiday themed novella is everything a fan of paranormal romance could want. As the first installment in the Under Realms Assassins book/novella, the author hit it out of the park with a story filled with,heat, danger, & character growth.
The chemistry between the reluctant witch Analette & assassin vampire Cole was hot and intense from the get go. I wanted more!
I can’t wait to read more of the Under Realm Assassins!"

Author Interview:


Hello everyone!  It’s nice to meet you all and thank you for stopping by for the interview and giveaway.
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself.
I was born, raised, and currently live in Southern California. My husband and I have bounced around a lot since he’s in the military, but are fortunate to still be close to our families. We’ve got 2 fur babies, a super sweet, but a bit sassy cocker spaniel named Kelly and a rambunctious, snugly blackmouth –cur mix, Barrett.
Tell us about A Bewitching Christmas? How did you get the idea?
I absolutely love the holiday season. It really is my favorite time of year. My husband really didn’t know what he was getting into when we got married. I go all out with decorations, flavored coffees, winter scented candles, Christmas movies and music – Yep, I’m one of “those people” that Cole, the vampire hunk, finds annoying in the book.
Anyway, it was just before Thanksgiving 2013 when I decided I wanted to write a holiday themed paranormal romance. I hadn’t written a book featuring a vampire/witch love story yet, so I decided to go that route and I completed the novella in about 2 weeks. A Bewitching Christmas was originally indentured as a standalone holiday novella, but as I was writing more characters were created and I can’t wait to share their stories.
A Bewitching Christmas is about a woman, Annalette, who has come home for the holidays. She planned on introducing her fiancé to her family but, after catching him in bed with someone else, that isn’t going to happen. With the wedding called off, she heads to the local bar to drown her sorrows. There she meets Cole, a sexy vampire that can certainly show her a good time and then some.
What inspires your writing?
I draw inspiration from music. I spend hours commuting and listen to Pandora. I love being able to create stations to match my characters. I listen to a lot of Tech N9ne and Strange Music artists as well as various types of rock, oldies, and – for days that I’m stressing out – Dean Martin.
Where do you write?
Honestly, I write everywhere. If a scene while I’m in the car, I’ll use the voice recording app on my phone to take down my thoughts and ideas.  I’ve written chapters in class, when I should have been taking notes. If I’m out at a store and imagination strikes, I’ll pull out my phone and start typing it up in an email to myself…I may have an addiction…
What are you working on now?
I’m juggling a few projects right now, but my main focus is on Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5). I can’t wait to share Gabriel’s story with my readers. He is one of my favorite characters. I’m also working on Passion’s Prey – haven’t decided if it will be a standalone or a trilogy – and the next book within the Under Realm Assassins series. So many characters, so many worlds and so little time!
Are you a full-time or part-time writer?
Sadly, I’m a part time writer. I work full time as a financial adviser as well as attend school. I’d LOVE to focus all of my energy on my books, but I’ve got to finish my degree. I’m so close; I can feel the diploma in my hand!  So, yep, I work, go to school, write, do reviews for the Book Nympho blog, and spend as much time with fam-bam as possible.
What do you like to read?
I love reading paranormal and historical romances. Lately, I’ve been on a Highlander/Scottish historical romance kick. I’ve been devouring the Highland Guard series by Monica McCarty.  I enjoy J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, Felicity Heaton, and Johanna Lindsey – just to name a few of my top favorite authors. My too read stack is ridiculous! And I’ve been waiting for my husband to build a sturdy bookshelf to support my massive collection.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Bewitching Christmas (Under Realm Assassins #1)

 Voodoo Bride over at Pearls Cast Before a McPig had given a review of A Bewitching Christmas (Under Realm Assassins #1) and is hosting a giveaway.

"What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
This is a hot Christmas romance.
Analette and Cole are introduced to the reader, they meet, and soon after they indulge in a steamy one-night-stand. The morning after they discover they have to work together to make it to Christmas alive. Can they turn lust into love?
I loved the steamy scenes between Ana and Cole. They were deliciously hot. The story that followed after their one-night-stand was really enjoyable. There was some suspense, but mostly it was about Ana and Cole connecting on a less physical level.
The world building was very intriguing. I think this novella works very well as a standalone, but it's a perfect way to introduce readers to the setting and get them interested in the Under Realm Assassins series as well. I know I am more than tempted to read more in this series.
All in all this is both a hot and sweet read that I can advice to anyone who's looking for a Paranormal Christmas read.
Why should you read it: It's a steamy holiday read."

Click HERE to enter the giveaway. 

A Bewitching Christmas (Under Realm Assassins #1) 

 It has been seven years since Analette Dyson stopped practicing magic and headed to New York, where she created a new life, complete with a fabulous job, an apartment in Central Park West, and a sexy werewolf fiancé. She never planned on returning to her small home town in Maine, but when she learns her grandmother is ill, she decides to pop over for a visit and what better time than Christmas? Excited for her fiancé to meet her family, they head up a day early.
Worst idea ever!
After doing some last minute Christmas shopping, Analette returns to their hotel to find her fiancé in bed with another woman. Cursing the universe for her never ending bad luck with men and dreading telling her family about her cheating fiancé, she heads to the bar to self medicate.
Not one to celebrate the holidays, vampire and assassin, Cole McRae, has followed a lead to a rustic town in witch territory. But after a few days of research and waiting for his target to show, he begins to suspect he has wasted his time. That is, until he meets a curvaceous blonde with bewitching green eyes at the local bar. One night with the enchanting Analette could make this useless trip well worth his time.
Their passion is undeniable and unbeknownst to them, their fates are intertwined. Magic and romance will strike on Christmas, changing their lives forever.
~ A Holiday Novella, Erotic~

Twitter Thursday



Welcome to Twitter Thursday! 
This week's 1 liner is from Surrender to the Chase (Under Realm Assassins, #2).

~Ethan was an assassin, not a damn babysitter.~



Read a 3 chapter sample!
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?

~ Novella ~

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Review of The Highlander's Desire

The Highlander's Desire (Highland Brothers #2)
by Margo Maguire
2.75 of 5 Stars
(Personal Purchase)


Description:
Amazon              B&N
Lachann MacMillan's watched his older brother, the laird of his clan, find a passionate marriage, but he suffers no illusions that his path will be the same--especially as the woman he loved was stolen from him years ago. He's ready to leave his homeland and make his mark. He'll even enter into a passionless marriage to the daughter of the Laird of Kilogorra if it means a chance at his own land…and leaving behind his painful memories. A simple enough plan until he meets Anna MacIver, a mere serving maid with the face of an angel who ignites a fire in him that is anything but angelic.

Anna has been a lowly servant in her uncle, the Laird of Kilogorra's home, since her mother died years ago. She has no envy for her cousin's matrimonial fate as observation of has taught her that freedom--no matter the serving chains--is far more precious that being under the command of a husband. But when Lachlann arrives to marry Anna's cousin, she finds herself longing for something she never knew she wanted. Together the maid and the highlander may find that some things are worth having, no matter the cost.
(Goodreads)

Review:
I've been on a huge Highlander historical romance kick lately. I absolutely love the Highland Guard series by Monica McCarty and, despite my insane schedule/life, I've managed to read at least one of her books a week. When I purchase Ms. McCarty's books Margo Maguire pops up as a recommended purchase. I've read Ms. Maguire in the past and decided to give her another try.
Lachlann McMillan has been shielding a broken heart for years, after his first love married his rival. Now, he views marriage as a means to an end. In the interest of protecting his Clan and gaining a Lairdship, he has agreed to marry a woman he soon realizes he detests. 
Anna is a kindhearted woman despite her hard life. She defends her friends to the end and gains Lachlann's interest from the start. Sadly, he hasn't come her home to marry her. He's come her marry her evil stepsister. Yep, this book has a little Cinderella story line with a highlander twist. However, Lachlann's plans of a quick and lucrative marriage go awry when he realizes his rival is there trying to steal yet another of his brides. (Unfortunately, Lachlann's first love passed.) Drama and danger ensues. Anna and Lachlann must learn that love is not a weakness, but a strength. 
I liked the sexual tension between the main characters and, as mentioned above, the Cinderella aspect. I'm a sucker for fairy tales. But I had a hard time really getting into the characters. They were a bit flat. There was also a lot of repetitive dialogue and inner thought. And, something that was odd and a bit irritating was that Lachlann seemed to always be around. He magically appears by her side - WTF. Not to mention poor Lachlann spent a lot of time rescuing Anna. 
The Highlander's Desire is an easy read, I finished it in a few hours and what kept me turning the page was the sweet romance and tension between the main characters.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sexy Snippets



    Tuesdays just got sexier.

Today's sexy snippet from Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3). 

~ “Why did you not kiss me?”
“Will you please clarify?”
“You know what I mean?” she snapped.
Hadrian turned innocent eyes to her. “Darling half-breed, I don’t believe I do.”
“Damn it! I have a name.”
“Aw, yes,” he said, taking another swig, sexual heat smoldered in his gaze once more. “Eva.” A smile curled his lips when she shivered.
Between clenched teeth she said, “When we were by the lake, why didn’t you kiss me?”
 “I seem to recall,” Hadrian’s whisper was gruff and accent made her toes curl as his breath brushed the back of her neck. She had not seen him move, though he stood behind her, “I kissed you here,” his fingers skimmed over her neck to her shoulder, “here,” lower, “here,” his hands brushed the sides of her breasts, “and here.”
His words made her body sizzle with desire.~



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