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Spotlight and Interview: Blood & Lillies (Bloodlines Series) by Lyn Croft

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First in the Bloodlines Series

Once cast from Heaven, Zillah has vowed to destroy God and overtake his kingdom. But a key is needed to open the gates between the two realms.
The Key to the gate walks the earth in the form of a woman…young, innocent and completely unaware of her importance in the battle between good and evil. Once her blood is shed, Zillah can open the portal to release her father…Lucifer himself.
Cara, a college sophomore, is quickly thrown into the world of the supernatural, as well as learning of her true ancestry. Vampires, werewolves and the Nephilim are now a part of her reality. As the beings struggle to protect her, she fights to keep her sanity as her mortal realm is crushed.
Secrets are revealed that could shatter Cara’s new found love, as well as lead to her ultimate death. A family is torn apart as the battle to save the key leads them down a road of betrayal and heartache. Loved ones are lost, lines are crossed, and nothing is as it seems. Lies and truths twist and turn, leaving us with only one question…
Could you sacrifice the one you love to save the world?

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The evening sky pulsed, hues of deep purples and blacks engraving blurry lines above the earth. The night echoed its cries, carried by angry breezes through the hills of the land. The cemetery, cascaded in carved tombstones that sprouted from the ground, laid empty and dormant, except for the busy, yet silent whispers of the dead.
The ground, wet and damp, gave way beneath Cara’s bare feet as she trudged through the mud pushing between her toes. Her eyes traveled towards the ground to study her soiled feet, finding her body was draped in a simple, yet elegant white dress which graced her pale legs just below her knees. The plunging neckline stopped just beneath the cleft of her breast as the thin silk straps hugged the tops of her shoulders, exposing her bare delicate skin.
She scanned around her, alone and frightened, like a young child strayed from its mother. It was so dark, and the crested moon, swarmed by rolling darkened clouds, offered no safe haven of light to guide her way. Slow and unsure, she stepped cautiously, waiting blindly for an edge that would send her spiraling down into a never-ending abyss, swallowing her whole. The shadows danced in front of her, playing tricks on her unfocused eyes as her feet took her step by step.
Where was she? How did she get here? She could hear faint whispers of the dead crying out to her from the spirit world. Their words made no sense as they all jumbled together like a soft but unmelodic hum in the air. Her ears strained to make out parts of the words, hoping to piece together some language so she could better understand why they’d brought her here.
Realization struck. The voices had guided her here. She turned around to where the whispers grew, louder and more needful. She followed them as they increased, vibrating through her head as if they were coming from inside her brain, instead of churning in the air around her. The darkness frightened her, yet she still continued, following the only guidance she had.
Cara.
She could hear it now. Through the vast echo of the whispers, she could make out her name. They called to her, begged her to come near. She obeyed.
Something hard struck her toes, shooting instant pain up through her legs, like lightning igniting through her to her very core. Her body flew forward as she reached out to stop her fall. She expected a large stone to split her head. Or perhaps the tip of a metal cross would impale her through her chest and end it all, without her knowing or seeing it in the darkness before her. But there was nothing as her body hit the soft ground beneath her.
Grass laced itself through her fingers as she looked up to the gravestone in front of her. The clouds that had hugged the moon so well broke, lighting the etched carvings before her so she could see. What she read on the engraving shook her to the core. Her eyes couldn’t process, couldn’t comprehend what she was seeing.
Cara L. Chadwick
Beloved Friend and Student
We will miss you always
Oct. 18, 1992 to Dec. 21, 2012
A cry escaped her lips as Cara pushed herself up from the ground as fast as she could, stumbling backwards. She wanted to turn away, run and never look back. There was no way in hell she was going to stay here to hang out with her own tomb. And the date…it was this Friday’s date…or had it already arrived and was now in the past? Cara realized she had no idea of what time it was, or the day, but she needed to escape and get out of this place as fast as her bare feet could carry her.

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Blog Tour: Turn of the Moon by L.P. Dover

Title: Turn of the Moon
Series: Royal Shifters standalone series
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

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Synopsis

One girl.

Two wolves.

Promised to one.

Destined for the other.

To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt.

As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s known to be true, is not. Time is of the essence and choices have to be made or consequences suffered. Not only does Bailey fear Kade, but another danger lurks deep in the recesses of the forest. Unbeknownst to her, that danger is what she’s been searching for all along. At the turn of the moon, her fate hangs in the balance . . . and it’s up to her to make the right choice.

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You’re disappointed I didn’t sleep with you last night?” Ryker asked.

“Not at all. I enjoy sleeping alone. I have more room.”

“You lie, angel. I could feel your disappointment this morning. All you have to do is tell me you want me and I’ll stay. I have to hear it.”

“You know I want you, Ryker. I’m sure you could figure that out the other night.”

My whole life, I never needed anyone to protect me, not even my parents. And when it came down to it, they didn’t do a very good job when it came to Kade. I knew I could survive on my own. Admitting I needed or even wanted someone was foreign to me. Saying the words out loud was near impossible.

“You showed me, but haven’t told me. Words can be powerful,” he replied.

Rolling my eyes, I got out of bed and threw on some clothes before going downstairs. He was in the kitchen with his back to me, shirt off, wearing only a pair of boxers. Holy fuck. “So if I take off my clothes and lay down on the table, you wouldn’t have sex with me?”

He chuckled. “Nope.”

“You sure?”

“Yep.” He continued on with cooking while I stood there, dumbfounded. I didn’t believe him for a second. His back stiffened when I took off my shirt and pants and climbed up on the table.

“I am so hungry,” I announced, waiting for him to turn around. When he did, he completely ignored me and sat down with his plate of food.

He pointed to the counter. “Your plate’s up there.”

“You’re seriously not going to look at me?”

He studied an invisible spot on the table and placed a piece of bacon in his mouth, crunching it slowly. “You’re not ready for that.”

I waited for him to sneak a peek but he didn’t. “Who’s the stubborn one now?”

He chuckled. “Still you, sweetheart. You have me beat.”

About The Author

LP Dover

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over twenty novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency and Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management for dramatic rights.

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Cover Reveal: Transcending Darkness by Airicka Phoenix

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Today we are revealing the cover for TRANSCENDING DARKNESS by Airicka Phoenix. This is an adult, standalone novel that will be released July 27th.

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One: Sign the contract.

Juliette Romero had a debt to pay, a debt that wasn’t even hers. But it was the only way to keep her family safe and all she had to do was sell her body and soul to the devil.

Killian McClary wasn’t called the Scarlet Wolf for nothing. He’d been the head of the McClary Organization since he was fifteen and had built a reputation for being a ruthless son of a bitch when it came to running the city’s underbelly, not to mention merciless when it came to punishing those who betray him. He didn’t believe in weaknesses. Only results. Juliette, with her shy smiles and hot little body was a weakness unlike any other and yet he was powerless to resist one more taste of her sweet flesh.

Two: Become his for a year.

When given the choice between her life or her body, what could Juliette possibly do, but submit to a man whose very name invoked fear in the hearts others? She just never anticipated falling for his dark, hungry eyes and clever hands, or the way the beast in him made her feel oddly safe and cherished.

But what will happen when Killian’s dark past finally catches up to him and threatens the woman he can no longer imagine himself without? What will happen when both sides find themselves caught in a web of passion, lies and broken promises? Can Juliette tame the wolf or will her love for him devour them both?

Three: Don’t fall in love.

Boundaries will be crossed, loyalties will be tested and lives will be changed forever.

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Airicka PhoenixBIO:

Airicka Phoenix is a romance junkie with an incurable addiction to chocolate. She is also a prolific author of several novels written for young adult and new adult romance addicts who love bad boys, hot kisses and a gritty plot. Airicka prides herself in producing quality material her readers can fall in love with again and again.

When she’s not hard at work bleeding words onto paper, Airicka can be found cuddling with her family, reading, watching TV shows, or just finding excuses not to do chores.

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Book Blitz: Hexed Hearts by Becca Vincenza

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Hexed Hearts by Becca Vincenza
Publication date: April 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal

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Colette had known all her life that she was half human and half werewolf. She had no expectations of a life filled with love and adventure.

Everything changed on her 21st birthday. A curse casted by witches centuries ago set things in motion, things she could have never imagined. A past that Colette has no clue about has come back to steal her away.

When Hunter, her destined but very unexpected mate, arrives, she is at a complete loss. She must learn to forget an old love and how to make room for a new love.

The curse is being recast and Colette must stop it in order to save the wolves, all the while finding who she really is.

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Hunter tight black pants. I could see the contours of his strong, thick thighs. My eyes trailed up he was wearing the gray shirt that I had stolen from him when he left.

Hunter leaned against his motorcycle. He held bulky black helmet with an open face. When I looked up at his eyes, I saw the smile there.

“No. No way,” I stuttered and backed away from him. While my tone was light, a touch of fear and excitement rushed through me.

“Yes,” Hunter moved quickly and stood in front of me in the matter of seconds.

“This is pay back, isn’t it?”

“I thought all girls had a motorcycle fetish? Hoping for that bad boy with a bike,” Hunter said with a half-smile. He was enjoying this entirely too much.

“No, most girls are stupid and don’t realize those things are death traps. And I shudder to think how many bugs will meet their untimely demise in my mouth!”

Hunter raised his eyebrows at me and held the helmet hovering over my head.

“You’re part wolf and you’re with me. I’m your mate. I’d never do anything that would put you in danger.”

“Fine,” I grumbled. “Still doesn’t solve the bug problem.”

Hunter placed the bulky helmet on my head and moved to snap the clasp beneath my chin. I lifted my head up for him. When I looked into his eyes, I saw the contentment in them. His beard was trimmed. For me? How nice.  I watched as the lines in his face soften as he worked.

“If you keep looking at me like that I’ll never finish.”

His eyes flickered up to mine and a blush stole across my cheeks. I was paying too much attention to his lips and I forgot everything else. It felt silly, seeing how much time I’d spent with him, but butterflies took flight in my stomach. My nerves felt like they were on fire.

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Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, and reading about hot men. When she’s not wearing her author hat, she’s working to pay off her student loans for her recently acquired English degree.

She recently released the first book in her Rebirth Series and is set to release the second book before the beginning of summer.

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Author Interview: Becca Vincenza

Author Interview with Becca Vincenza

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~What are you currently working on?

I am working on getting my next release Hexed Hearts which is a standalone, werewolf/witch story edited. And I am writing the third book – chronically – in the Rebirth Series called Burned.

~Who is your favorite author?

This is an unfair question. I have many, hehe. A few include: Melissa Haag, Janelle Stalder, Airicka Phoenix, Margaret Taylor, Stacey Marie Brown, etc, etc, etc.

~What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Take your time. That is the best advice I can give anyone, ever. It’s okay if it takes you an extra three months to get the book out, do.not.rush.

~Which of your characters is your Book Boyfriend? Why?

Right now? Hunter. He is *swoon*. Yeaaahhh.

~Are you an organized author or scattered?

Scattered beyond belief, but an organized scattered. I don’t really outline or anything like that but I also don’t write out of order if I can help it. If I do I keep the documents close at hand and all organized.

~Do you plot out your story or write as it goes?

I don’t really plot out in the traditional sense, like with writing an outline. I have the general idea of what I want to get done, usually about half way through the book do I ever feel the need to write it down. But I am more of a pantser then I am anything else. So  write what comes to me.

~Which one of your characters is your absolute favorite? Why?

Probably at this point of time, Colette. I think I put a little extra of me into her, she has some of the same quirks of me and I think she was just a fun, unique character, again all in my opinion. But she thinks differently, she can be a bit odd.

~Which one is your least favorite? Why?

This is an interesting question. I would like to say one of my villains because they are so evil but I sort of have to say Drake. He is a hard character to love. I don’t necessary dislike him or anything like that but he was hard to write. He was just difficult.

~Do you have any strange writing habits?

No not really. That I am aware of.

~Do you have writers block and how do you work around it?

I have gotten writers block many times before. A lot of times there really isn’t anything I can do I have to wait around which sucks but is the case. Sometimes getting out of the house and just wondering – the mall, target, etc. Sometimes that is what gets me going again.

~Do you work on 1 story at a time or multiples?

I wish I was cool enough to be able to work on more than one thing at a time. I don’t have time to do that unfortunately. I have limited time that I get to write that if I try to write two things at once one always get a little neglected and then I get behind in both trying to catch up in the other.

~What is your favorite genre to read?

Favorite above all others, paranormal. Urban, romantic, fantasy, etc, love it.

~Do you believe in love at first sight?

I believe in the hope in love at first sight. I believe that love is something that we want to obtain in such a magical way, and that it is part magic, but a big heaping part of hard work. Love is forged and formed.

~Favorite drink? Alcoholic or not.

Appie Juice. No joke. I am a child and I love apple juice and I call it appie juice. To.this.day.

~What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

Books. Simply books.

~What is one thing no one knows about you?

I’m stupid shy. I might not come off that way but when I first meet people, and even the thought of introducing myself to new people, I clam up. I am not trying to be rude, and I have prep-talked my way out of it but it always seems to happen. I am terrified to rejection in any form. Friendship or otherwise. But I love meeting new people, I’m always up for making new friends. I’m a huge contradiction of myself.

~Favorite sport/sports team?

What is this sports you speak of? 😉

~Do you have any hidden talents?

Umm, does watching tv, while reading, while listening to music count as a hidden talent?

~Have you ever been in trouble with the police?

Nooo……

~If you had a superpower, what would it be?

There are so many to choose from. My superhero would be to make decisions XD I am very indecisive.

~If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Tacos. Seriously anything to deal with taco meat – Mexican pizza, taco salad, tacos.

~Do you have any nicknames?

Yes. A few. One in particular. *clears throat* its boo

~Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?

Ehhh, depends. I like good surprises. I don’t like bad surprises. Hehehe.

~What’s your favorite fast food chain?

I actually have cut back on the fast food-ness when I realized that most of them give me tummy issues afterwards but if you consider Qdoba fast food that would be my choice.

~If you had a warning label what would it say?

May become addicting. 😉

~What is one thing you will never do again?

Um this really isn’t a certain activity but rather something I used to do when I was younger. I had a very short tempter, I really grew out of that in high school and mellowed out. I never want to go back to having such a short fuse. Life is better if you laugh.

~What was your first job?

Wetzel Pretzels. I made pretzels. That was my first job XD

~Who is one person you would like to meet for coffee?

There are so many people I would love to meet for coffee for reals. But if I had to pick someone ughh I don’t wanna just pick one. There are a lot of author friends I would love to be able to meet and have coffee with, a lot of readers as well.

~What is the best joke you’ve ever played on someone or had played on you?

Currently the standing best joke that was played on me was when my friend Andrea tried to sneak up on me. I am a jumpy person, anyways when she was coming around the back side of my car she slipped when she tried to scare me – no Andrea’s were hurt in this practical joke – but it was hilarious for me.

~What is your favorite TV show?

Oh I have a lot. But a classic favorite of mine is Friends and Doctor Who.

~Do you like to go out or stay home?

Depends, but more times than not, I am very happy to just staying in.

~What is your favorite movie?

Again there are a lot, a lot but one of my absolute favorites and I did warn you I was a child so here it goes: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. And then Brick is another favorite of mine – that is not a kid movie XD

~What is your preferred method to violently kill someone (in your book, of course)?

I tend to stick with snapping of the neck – aka mostly Elijah does this but yeah.

~Are you a Tom boy or a girly girl?

Either? I am not really tom boy-ish but im soooo not a girly girl im somewhere inbetween.

~Do you take the “personality” quizzes, like on Buzzfeed/Facebook?

Nooo….*looks around nervously* that isn’t what I do *nervously giggle* in my spare time

~What is your favorite holiday?

I don’t really have one to be honest. I am not huge on Halloween because I don’t ever have anywhere to go, and the dressing up-ness loses it appeal when you have nowhere to go. I am not a Grinch that is for sure but holidays can be exhausting.

~What is your favorite/ go to cuss word?

Fuck. Not even going to lie I got for the big guns.

~Do you have any piercings/tattoos? If so where?

I have my ears pierced though I haven’t wore earrings in a while which I really should. And I have one tattoo on the left side of my shoulder (on the back).

~Do you like tattooed bad boys or sweet good guys?

I like a guy with an amazing personality and sense of humor. But if he has tattoos and a sexy ass beard all the better.

~Favorite quote?

“All that we seem or seem to be is but a dream within a dream” – Edgar Allen Poe, for a very long time it was what I was going to get tattooed on my body until I decided to change to a quote of my own.

~What is one of your phobias?

Ventriloquist dolls. *shudders*

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Double Cover Reveal: Sons of Judgment by Airicka Phoenix

Title: Sons of Judgment
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Genre: NA Paranormal

 


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No good deed goes unpunished.Riley Masters learns this the hard way when she finds a wallet and decides to do the right thing. But returning it will cost her much more than she bargains for.

Abandoned by her mother, raised by an indifferent father, Riley has accepted the fact that she would be alone always. She has no idea that a single act of kindness would propel her into a world where creatures that shouldn’t exist guard the human race from the demons that lurk in the shadows. That it will cost her the lives of those she loves while unearthing a destiny she never imagined with a man who is forbidden to love her. She finds passion, romance and the family she’d been searching for her entire life, but at what cost and what is she willing to sacrifice to find answers and happiness?

Octavian Maxwell has always known his place. He is a Caster, a Son of Judgment. His job is to protect the mortal world from the creatures plotting to destroy it. Instead, his world is shattered when a human girl walks into Final Judgment, a girl he has been searching for his entire life, a girl he is forbidden to ever touch. Being with her will break the oath he’s sworn to never love a mortal. But his heart has already found its mate and it refuses to let go.

Final Judgment… a place undetected, a gateway to evil and a legend that will undo everything anyone has ever known about our world.



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His love will become her curse.For centuries, Gideon has kept his secret, knowing that it could mean the life of the woman whose very heartbeat was his reason for living. But when Veil Creatures are slaughtered in their homes by those sworn to protect them, it may be up to him to save those he loves from a fate worse than death. What he doesn’t expect is the betrayal and a choice that could leave his family devastated.

Valkyrie Devereaux believes only in the power of justice, loyalty and obeying the laws of her people. Love was something to be feared and she had been taught long ago that anything that could make you weak, needed to be eliminated. But when she is assigned to join the Casters of the north in hunting down the creatures killing the innocent, even she can’t help the twang of longing for something that goes against everything she was raised to believe was wrong.

Like fire and gasoline, passions collide. Heat erupts as they fight against their desires and their very nature. But a fire like theirs can never be smothered. It can never be stopped. It can only burn to unimaginable heights, but what happens when it careens out of control and destroys everything around them? And who is waiting for that exact moment to destroy the brothers?

She will become his death.

Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring up evil villains, bad-ass heroines and swoon-worthy heroes to play with.Airicka is singlehandedly responsible for her greatly anticipated collections,

The Touch SagaThe Lost Girl DuologyThe Regeneration SeriesGames of Fire & Betraying Innocence. She also writes mature paranormal & contemporary romance under the dark guise of Morgana Phoenix. To date, she is responsible for The Sons of Judgment SagaIn The Dark SeriesForever His Baby & Bye-Bye Baby.For more about Airicka and the realm she rules with an iron fist—and tons of chocolate—visit her at:

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Spotlight: The Demon Wars Series by Lauren Peyton

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Demonically Yours (The Demon Wars 1)

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 ***Blurb***
He was built for sin…
I fell for a dark stranger, a painfully beautiful one. With his impressive physique and exotic accent, I couldn’t keep him out of my dreams. But when those dreams turned to nightmares I started looking for answers. I’d asked the questions before, but I’d always been kept in the dark. Who Am I? Why Am I Different?

I demand the truth, I have to know what my part in this war is before it’s too late… And why the vision of this dark stranger captivates me…

***Excerpt***

It was a dream. It was all just a dream. A very screwed up, emotionally damaging, horrible dream. Ava’s breath caught in her throat. Her dark hair hung in waves below her shoulders. Somehow she had flung herself up into a sitting position. Her breathing was labored as if she had really just been running for her life. She could feel the hysteria bubbling from her gut. The dream had been vivid. She looked down at her knee, remembering that she had fallen in the damn nightmare, and saw that it was bruised, but she dismissed the injury. She worked at a bar, and she always had unexplainable cuts and bruises.Slowly, she climbed out of the queen-size bed she loved. It was warm, and a pillow top, but no matter the comfort level it could not keep her nightmares at bay. They were getting to be more and more frequent. Ava opened the nightstand beside her bed, took out the leather bound journal and matching pen then started towards the kitchen. She needed tea.When she turned the light on, the soft hum in the background drew her attention. She hated dead silence. Silence reminded her of the nightmares. She filled the antique kettle her uncle valued. He had told her many stories over tea. He loved to talk about her mother, his youngest sister. She was the most vibrant of them all. She had big plans in life, but had died much too young. That is why Ava intended on living her mother’s dreams for her, but her uncle did not think it was the best idea and constantly tried to dissuade her from the idea. She began to write in her journal. Her pen flew over the paper as she wrote out every detail of her nightmare. She wanted to remember this one along with many others. It seemed as if they were happening frequently.

Demonically Bound (The Demon Wars 2)

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***Blurb***

When I was released from Hell it was conditional. My daughter, Ava, sold herself to earn my freedom from the shackles that contained me for so long. Before my wrists could even heal I was summoned by the elders of the lust demon faction and ordered to find a demon who was going to prove vital in the pending demon war. I was to do whatever was necessary to get the information she had. Did I have the strength to torture and kill the demon if necessary after my own imprisonment? The question raged in my mind until I saw the demon…

***Excerpt***

Avaraz was awakened by a playful blow to his stomach and laugh.

“Get up, we need to get you in shape.” Caine was too eager to get Avaraz back into training.

“What about sleep?”

“You like to sleep as much as Ava, we need to train. Your mark has been announced.”

“Call it an inherited trait for her.” Avaraz rolled over and away from the crimson-eyed demon annoying

him.“Let’s go. “ Caine put hands on two spots on the bed and used his upper body strength to flip the mattress and send Avaraz to the floor.

“I swear you act like a ten year old at his first sleep-over Caine. Will you ever grow up?”

“Come, now.”

Caine walked out of the room. Avaraz was half tempted to roll back over and pull blankets over his head, but Caine would return soon and if he wasn’t up there would be some sort of juvenile shenanigans. He regretted asking his daughter’s mate to help him train for the mission. He was awake much too early.

“Why aren’t you off celebrating your mating?” Avaraz hollered to Caine.

“Already did this morning…twice.”
“I did not need to hear that.”
Avaraz’s eyes popped open so his imagination wouldn’t conjure an image of his closest friend and daughter having sex. That would be quite disturbing. He shuddered at even having a possibility of seeing it more than what he saw already. Avaraz got up off the floor and pulled on a pair of shorts that rested low on his hips. He was skinnier than he was before his time on the wall, it would take time for him to rebuild to where he once was.

His hands reached for a plain white tank top, he exited his room to find Caine eating something in the kitchen. Avaraz swore that demon could eat them out of house and home. Caine always had something in his mouth.

“Thank you for the lovely wakeup call.” Avaraz’s voice dripped with sarcasm.

“My pleasure.” Caine spoke with his mouth full. “Where are we going for training?”
“Same place I took Ava. It’s out of the way and no one goes there.” Avaraz looked into Caine’s mind and found the location he had in mind and nodded. “I will follow you.”

Caine stood and shimmered out of the penthouse, Avaraz took a breath and followed behind. He arrived at the warehouse seconds later and Caine was already inside. He could hear the other demon fooling around with mats and barbells for training. Avaraz entered slowly, he still longed for the tender, warm embrace of his bed.

The final mat was finally dropped into place. Caine turned toward Avaraz.

“What do you want to start with? Physical or mental?” Caine asked.

“Mental.” Avaraz answered swiftly. “Offensive or defensive?”
“I’ll start with defense.”
“I won’t take it easy on you, my friend.” “I hope you won’t.” “I’ll beam an image of your daughter and I having sex into your mind. You better keep your shield up or it’ll be all you see, how she gets the thickness delivered every night.” Caine chuckled.

“Sadist. Before you ask, your ass looks fat when you’re nude.” Avaraz had already seen more than he would ever want to see.

“Get to work.”

Caine immediately set in with his attempts to penetrate the shields that Avaraz had in place. The first image came through and almost knocked Avaraz down, his daughter on her knees in front of Caine. No. Avaraz pushed Caine out with a powerful yell.

“Do better.” Caine demanded.

Again the shields were prodded in his mind. It was an internal battle. Neither male moved, but sweat blossomed on their skin, both exerting extreme force to win the battle of wills. Suddenly Caine tried to break one of the shields Avaraz was building quickly His strength and ability were returning to him surprisingly fast. Perhaps the elders had a hand in it he thought.

“Good, my friend.” Caine’s voice echoed.
“What else do you have?” He taunted.

***Bio***

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Release Blitz: Gideon’s Promise by Morgana Phoenix

Title: Gideon’s Promise
Author: Morgana Phoenix 
Genre: NA Paranormal
Expected Release Date: Feb. 23, 2015

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Tours

Blurb:His love will become her curse.For centuries, Gideon has kept his secret, knowing that it could mean the life of the woman whose very heartbeat was his reason for living. But when Veil Creatures are slaughtered in their homes by those sworn to protect them, it may be up to him to save those he loves from a fate worse than death. What he doesn’t expect is the betrayal and a choice that could leave his family devastated.

Valkyrie Devereaux believes only in the power of justice, loyalty and obeying the laws of her people. Love was something to be feared and she had been taught long ago that anything that could make you weak, needed to be eliminated. But when she is assigned to join the Casters of the north in hunting down the creatures killing the innocent, even she can’t help the twang of longing for something that goes against everything she was raised to believe was wrong.

Like fire and gasoline, passions collide. Heat erupts as they fight against their desires and their very nature. But a fire like theirs can never be smothered. It can never be stopped. It can only burn to unimaginable heights, but what happens when it careens out of control and destroys everything around them? And who is waiting for that exact moment to destroy the brothers?

She will become his death.


Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring up evil villains, bad-ass heroines and swoon-worthy heroes to play with.Airicka is singlehandedly responsible for her greatly anticipated collections,

The Touch SagaThe Lost Girl DuologyThe Regeneration SeriesGames of Fire & Betraying Innocence. She also writes mature paranormal & contemporary romance under the dark guise of Morgana Phoenix. To date, she is responsible for The Sons of Judgment SagaIn The Dark SeriesForever His Baby & Bye-Bye Baby.For more about Airicka and the realm she rules with an iron fist—and tons of chocolate—visit her at:


Buy Links: (Octavian’s Undoing, Book One)
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Cover Reveal: Gideon’s Promise by Morgana Phoenix

Title: Gideon’s Promise
Author: Morgana Phoenix 
Genre: NA Paranormal
Expected Release Date: Feb. 23, 2015
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Tours

Blurb:
His love will become her curse.For centuries, Gideon has kept his secret, knowing that it could mean the life of the woman whose very heartbeat was his reason for living. But when Veil Creatures are slaughtered in their homes by those sworn to protect them, it may be up to him to save those he loves from a fate worse than death. What he doesn’t expect is the betrayal and a choice that could leave his family devastated.

Valkyrie Devereaux believes only in the power of justice, loyalty and obeying the laws of her people. Love was something to be feared and she had been taught long ago that anything that could make you weak, needed to be eliminated. But when she is assigned to join the Casters of the north in hunting down the creatures killing the innocent, even she can’t help the twang of longing for something that goes against everything she was raised to believe was wrong.

Like fire and gasoline, passions collide. Heat erupts as they fight against their desires and their very nature. But a fire like theirs can never be smothered. It can never be stopped. It can only burn to unimaginable heights, but what happens when it careens out of control and destroys everything around them? And who is waiting for that exact moment to destroy the brothers?

She will become his death.


Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring up evil villains, bad-ass heroines and swoon-worthy heroes to play with.Airicka is singlehandedly responsible for her greatly anticipated collections,

The Touch SagaThe Lost Girl DuologyThe Regeneration SeriesGames of Fire & Betraying Innocence. She also writes mature paranormal & contemporary romance under the dark guise of Morgana Phoenix. To date, she is responsible for The Sons of Judgment SagaIn The Dark SeriesForever His Baby & Bye-Bye Baby.For more about Airicka and the realm she rules with an iron fist—and tons of chocolate—visit her at:


Buy Links: (Octavian’s Undoing, Book One)




Release Day: Hired Gun Serial Four by A.J. Bennett and Julia Crane

Thorne Hollow finds himself once again at the mercy of Kataya’s secrets and lies. With the world on the edge of destruction, he has to decide what is more important—his long dead wife or the fate of humanity.

Hired Gun Serial One is also FREE!

This book is intended for mature audiences. 18+
*****I devoured this hot, paranormal treat and can’t wait for more from A.J. Bennett. ~ Ella James*****
Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Thorne Hollow knows the power he holds over the opposite sex and how to use it.Cast out by the gods thousands of years ago, he roams the earth working as an assassin for The Sicarii, a secret society who protects humans from all of the things that go bump in the night.
Long ago, Thorne made the mistake of falling in love with a human, and her death stripped him bare. Now he is destined to live a life of solitude. One night stands are his way of life … until he meets a mysterious woman whose intriguing power compels him to uncover more about her and the strange magic she wields.