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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Drea's Review: Stone, At Your Service

 
Title: Stone, At Your Service
Author: Rie Warren
Series: Carolina Bad Boys, #1
Format: e-book
Release Date: September 25, 2014
Length: Novel (290 pages)
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Source: Author
Buy: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars 


New Releases 09/30/14

The Queen of Zombie Hearts - Gena Showalter
I have a plan.

We'll either destroy them for good, or they'll destroy us.

Either way, only one of us is walking away.

In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun.

As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies…and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing—and turning—Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima—even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Priestess Dreaming by Yasmine Galenorn

I love YGalenorn's writing style and highly suggest it if you're a fan of Urban Fantasy with some Paranormal Romance thrown in. I jumped at the chance to give yall an excerpt for her latest book PRIESTESS DREAMING. If you haven't had the chance to read this series yet be sure to enter the giveaway for book one, WITCHLING below!

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PRIESTESS DREAMING is the 16th book in the series, and D'Artigo sister Camille's 6th book as the main point of view. In the series, the three sisters, Camille, Delilah, and Menolly, are each half fae, half "something else". Camille is a Moon witch, who is, with her sisters and their partners, on continuing adventures to protect her family and friends, both on earth and in Otherworld, from a host of evil.
PriestessDreaming520We're the D'Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. Menolly is a vampire married to a gorgeous werepuma. And me? I'm a Moon witch married to three gorgeous husbands, and I'm about to journey through the veils to search for a long lost legend...
With the war in Otherworld raging, the Queen of Shadow and Night summons me to her court. Aeval orders me to embark on a hunt through the mists to find an ancient ally she once knew. I must seek out The Merlin and wake him from his long sleep. But Morgaine and Bran are along for the journey, and the pair pose a threat to both me and my quest. Now, surrounded by danger on all sides, I must pray they are allies rather than enemies, as we undertake a perilous search through the labyrinth of time...
I have a naughty excerpt for you lovely readers ;) Enjoy!

Excerpt:
I glanced over at the bed. There, Morio and Smoky were waiting for me, both naked and both obviously ready and able to make me forget my cares.
“Trillian told us to keep you happy.” Smoky laughed. “He made us promise to keep you satisfied till he came home, so we’re just doing our duty.” He reached out and I let my robe slide away. “Bring those beautiful boobs over here, lovely.”
Morio arched his eyebrows. “What he said.”
I slowly moved to them, my hips swaying lightly in the glow of the lights. Trillian’s leave-taking was still painful in my heart, and their open arms looked comforting. As I knelt on the bed, crawling slowly up the mattress to them, Smoky’s hair reached out, coiling around my wrists and ankles.
“You’re hurting, and you’re afraid for him,” he whispered.  “Take away my fear. Take me out of my head.” I closed my eyes as they pulled me between them and then, somehow, I was beneath the covers with their musky bodies flanking each side. Their skin was warm against mine. Morio reached out to brush his fingers over my shoulder as I leaned back against him. I closed my eyes, sinking into the feel of his touch, the smell of my dragon and fox, the feel of Smoky’s hair binding my wrists.
I liked to be restrained. The ties helped me quiet the rush of thoughts in my mind. Some days it was the only thing that would silence my mind—being tied up and blindfolded, let- ting them play my body like a harp. Letting them do what they would to me while trusting them never, ever to take me places I could not go. There was a freedom in sexual submission that allowed me to surrender my control, surrender all the responsibilities placed on my shoulders. I could give myself over to sensation, knowing my men were there to catch me if I fell too far.
I regulated my breath. Doing so deepened the sensations, helped me slide into that twilight trance between waking and sleeping where everything was cast in shades of purple and indigo and sparkling silver. I closed my eyes as Smoky stroked his fingers along my arms. Morio leaned down and began kissing below my breasts, following the center of my torso down, slowly working his lips along the gentle curve of my belly.
A low fire began to burn between my thighs, catching hold to sizzle its way to my clit, where the sudden ache of need flared up, roaring to life. I moaned gently, catching my breath as the flames worked their way up to meet Morio’s lips, and then past, into my nipples as they stiffened, hard and firm, erect against the globes of my breasts.
Smoky’s hair drew my arms taut, out to the side. His fingers caught my right nipple between thumb and forefinger, squeezing hard enough to make me jump, hard enough to hurt, but the pain lasted only a few seconds, fading into desire and hunger. He squeezed again and then leaned down, his lips catching hold as he worried me with his tongue, coiling around the nipple like the draco serpent he was. He licked it, then roughly mouthed my breast, sucking hard.
I forced my attention to my breath. Breathe in, breathe out. In . . . out . . . space the breaths evenly. Don’t pant, don’t let yourself slide out of control just yet. Let them build the fire within.
Morio reached my pubic hair—what there was of it that I didn’t shave—and he slid along over it, nestling his face against my mound. The next moment, I felt him spread me with his fingers, and then—a pause as he watched me, murmuring softly.



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I would strongly recommend reading the series in order. Each book has a recap but not to the extent where you will fully understand the overall plot building with each book. So start your journey with WITCHLING and continue from there! If you haven't read this series yet, make sure to enter to win a copy of it below. Also, you can click the rafflecopter link below to enter a tour wide goodie bag prize hosted by Yasmine! (includes random goodies, swag, and a $50 Gift Card)

PRIESTESS DREAMING GOODIE BAG CONTEST

 
Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour for more fun posts, interviews, reviews... and more chances to WIN! Also, check out Yasmine's blog for another exclusive contest! 

Here are the rest of the blog stops leading up to PRIESTESS DREAMING's release on Tuesday:
 
WitchlingWitchling Book 1 ChangelingChangeling Book 2 DarklingDarkling Book 3 Dragon WytchDragon Wytch Book 4 Night HuntressNight Huntress Book 5 Demon MistressDemon Mistress Book 6
Bone MagicBone Magic Book 7 Harvest HuntingHarvest Hunting Book 8 Blood WyneBlood Wyne Book 9 Courting DarknessCourting Darkness Book 10 Shaded VisionShaded Vision Book 11 Shadow RisingShadow Rising Book 12
Haunted MoonHaunted Moon Book 13 Autum WhispersAutumn Whispers Book 14 Crimson VeilCrimson Veil Book 15 Priestess DreamingPriestess Dreaming Book 16

About Yasmine: 
ygHi, I'm New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn. In April 2012, I won a Career Achievement Award in Urban Fantasy at the Romantic Times Convention.

I write urban fantasy/paranormal romance for Berkley: the Otherworld Series, (aka Sisters of the Moon Series), the Indigo Court Series, and the upcoming spin-off series in the Otherworld altaverse--the Fly By Night Series.

And yes, I'm a shamanic witch and am considered an elder in the Pagan community, having been in the Craft since February 29th (yes, leap year day), 1980. I walk an eclectic path and consider my life to be a blend of teacups and tattoos--the former in my china closet, the latter on my skin--I'm heavily inked. I collect teacups, teapots, Old Country Roses china (Royal Albert), antlers and skulls (of the non-human variety), daggers and crystals. And of course, my bookshelves are overflowing with books. I cannot walk out of a bookstore without buying at least one book. My TBR pile is huge!  

Giveaway (USA ONLY):
Prize: One lucky winner will get a copy of WITCHLING by Yasmine Galenorn
Time: 09/29/14 12AM - 10/05/14 12:01AM
Winner will have 24 hours to email back with address, or another winner will be chosen. Winner's address will be supplied to the author so prize can be shipped.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Review: Generation 18

Title: Generation 18 
Series: Spook Squad #2
Author: Keri Arthur
Release Date: September 30th 2014
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher
Buy: Amazon, BN

A serial killer strikes every twelve hours. A vampire takes lives at random. At first glance, these tragic incidents seem unrelated. But Special Investigations Unit agents Sam Ryan and Gabriel Stern trace them both back to a military base known as Hopeworth. Is the murder spree part of a cover-up? And are the vampire killings less by chance and more methodical?

The investigation takes an eerie, personal turn when Sam discovers a connection between herself and the victims—and a clue to her own mysterious origins. With the violence escalating and the danger drawing closer to home, the stakes are raised and the mission changes from seeking justice to ensuring Sam and Gabriel’s own survival. And the one person who seems to hold all the answers—about Hopeworth, about Sam’s past—is a mystery man she isn’t sure she can trust. They share a psychic link through her dreams, and he once saved her life, but he may just be the greatest enemy humankind has ever known.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WoW [123] - Chained by Night

Chained by Night - Larissa Ione
Release Date: September 30th 2014

THE FUTURE OF HIS TRIBE
Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction—or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation.To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.

THE LOVER OF HIS SOUL
But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress’s identical twin sister?
Why I am waiting:
I really enjoyed book one of this series, and can't wait for this one to be released. *happy dance*

What book are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Drea's Review: Forged By Desire

 
Title: Forged By Desire
Author: Bec McMaster
Series: London Steampunk, #4
Format: e-book
Release Date: September 2nd 2014
Length: Novel (448 pages)
Genre: Steampunk/Paranormal Romance
Source: Netgalley
Buy: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5-stars 

Monday, September 22, 2014

New Releases 09/23/14

The Prince Who Loved Me - Karen Hawkins
A handsome, rakish prince who doesn't believe in true love meets a stubborn lass who will settle for nothing less...

In a lighthearted retelling of a classic fairy tale, bestselling author Karen Hawkins gives Cinderella a Scottish twist!

Prince Aleksey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life, flirting—and more—with every lovely lady who crosses his path. But when the interfering Grand Duchess Natasha decides it's time for her grandson to wed, Aleksey finds himself in Scotland, determined to foil her plans. Brainy, bookish, and bespectacled, Bronwyn Murdoch seems the perfect answer—she isn't at all to the duchess' taste.

Living at the beck and call of her ambitious stepmother and social butterfly stepsisters, Bronwyn has little time for a handsome flirt—no matter how intoxicating his kisses are. After all, no spoiled, arrogant prince would be seriously interested in a firm-minded female like herself. So . . . wouldn't it be fun to turn his "game" upside down and prove that an ordinary woman can bring a prince to his knees?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Review: Heart of Venom

Title: Heart of Venom
Series: Elemental Assassin #9
Author: Jennifer Estep
Release Date: August 27th 2013
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, BN

When a terror from the past threatens Gin’s friend and body-disposer, Sophia, Gin will stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means walking straight into a killer’s trap. Meanwhile, the rocky romance between Gin and Owen reaches a turning point—can they reunite and rekindle their love? Or will the things Gin has been forced to do in her line of work as the deadly assassin the Spider keep them apart forever? Assuming, that is, she survives long enough to find out…

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WoW [122] - The Queen of Zombie Hearts

The Queen of Zombie Hearts - Gena Showalter
Release Date: September 30th 2014

I have a plan.

We'll either destroy them for good, or they'll destroy us.

Either way, only one of us is walking away.

In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun.

As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies…and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing—and turning—Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima—even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.
Why I am waiting:
I love all things Alice in Wonderland, so this series has been on my radar for awhile now. I think a marathon read is in order since it looks like this book is the last in the series.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Drea's Review: The Reluctant Governess

 
Title: The Reluctant Governess
Author: Maggie Robinson
Series: Ladies Unlaced, #3
Format: e-book
Release Date: August 19 2014
Length: Novel (284 pages)
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Netgalley
Buy: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Giveaway: Fairytale Magic Blog Hop


Melissa and I signed up for this sweet blog hop all about Fairy Tale Magic because, well, we love fairytales. We sing Disney tunes to each other and squee when we discover a new fairytale retelling, especially the naughty ones. Here are a few books we've reviewed that are fairytale related, ordered by newest review to oldest. Scroll for the giveaway!