His Wounded Rose Blog Tour w Giveaway!!

Soul Scavengers #2
His Wounded Rose
by Lisagh J. Winters
Publication Date: June 25, 2014

Synopsis

Paranormal investigator Sullivan Wilde and clairvoyant Olivia Emerson make it back to New York without killing one another, and are now joined at the hip for better or for worse. Back home again, Sullivan’s deep ingrained inability to make a commitment causes friction between them, almost driving Olivia to the breaking point. Sullivan’s young daughter Sabrina offers invaluable insights, while Olivia struggles to make their relationship work.

Fellow investigators Kelly and Hudson Hayze, a brother and sister duo, along with their producer Arnav Bhandari, make up the rest of the Soul Scavengers family. The team members are excited to meet Olivia, and make no apologies for torturing their cranky colleague over the sins of his past, latching onto his obvious attraction to the fresh-faced clairvoyant.

When the Soul Scavengers team find themselves called to a mysterious mansion in rural Illinois, they get a little more than they bargained for. Ghostly giggles, squeaky, bouncing beds, clinking champagne glasses and whispers of sweet nothings make it difficult for the team to concentrate, let alone proceed with their investigation. A hundred twenty-five year old love triangle threatens to expose a long-forgotten secret when the ghost of a heartbroken young paramour attempts to shed light on the mansion’s dark history.

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Excerpt

Olivia reveled in the salty-sweet taste of his skin. She mewed against the hardness of his shoulder as his thumb plied her taut nipple through the lace of her bra. The longer his lips lingered over her shimmering skin, the more possessed with desire she became. The hell with Sullivan saying he was addicted to her. She was the junkie and she knew it. Her fingers tucked just inside the waistband of his boxers and she pushed them as far down his hips as she could manage. He took over from there, kicking them off.
 “You make me crazy,” Sullivan murmured between delectable kisses and small, ravenous bites across her collarbone. “My God, I want you so bad.”
Only he was capable of inciting a full-on riot within her body. “You’re welcome,” Olivia rasped, feeling his hands move between their bodies.
He unbuttoned her jeans with one hand, slipping his fingers inside the front of her lace bikini panties. Olivia gasped, her stomach swirling around like fireflies on a moonlit night, and she bit at her bottom lip. He was barely touching her and she was vibrating beneath him.
Olivia squirmed under his hand, lightheaded and delirious. The heat was intense. “Gods…”
“I want you naked,” he demanded, and kissed her on the lips again.
He was gentle, every touch loving and deliberate. Her breath soon grew short and desperate, and she let loose a series of small, urgent gasps. She screamed against his shoulder, convulsing into a string of explosive spasms she couldn’t prevent. His strong arms wrapped around her like a life preserver, holding her until she stopped trembling, and he kissed the top of her head.
“I love to watch you, Olivia,” he whispered. “It’s so beautiful.”

 About the Author

I’m Lisagh, and I’ve been writing since I was a kid. My imagination knows no bounds, I’ve been told. I wasn’t sure that was a good thing or not at the time. Turns out, it WAS a good thing.I grew up in and around Vancouver, Canada, and have a fetish for snow. Winter is my season. Being born in the dead of it has something to do with that, I figure.
  
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My Review

I loved this continuation! After reading the first book and liking the characters so much, I really enjoyed seeing them together and meeting others in their life. Sully has a team of investigators for the paranormal show, and now he’s brought Olivia with him to meet them and be a part of that crew! Let’s say that was fun! Olivia is learning more about her gift while trying not to kill Sully because of his stupidity. And we also get to meet Sabrina, Sully’s daughter. 

There’s also the rest of the team, whom I loved. All of these new characters brought so much fun to the mix, all the while adding insight to all of Sully’s issues. And thank goodness that Sully’s nonsense didn’t get Olivia killed 🙂 The new characters added to the story while the original characters are growing and learning and making you love them all. 

Now let’s talk about all the creeptastic, freaking things that happen to them on their search. Dude, I dunno if I wouldn’t have peed my pants a few times if I would have been there. LOL I love the author’s writing style to make you feel like you are there, and scared out of your wits! Makes for such a great read! I can’t wait for more!! YAY! 5 CREEPTASTIC PAWS!!! 

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I hope you guys check these out and I wish you all good luck on your giveaway!!! 🙂 Happy reading and later gators!! 

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Berman’s Wolves Review!!

Hello everyone! Today I have a little something special for you! I owed a review for this one 🙂 I have been behind on reviews and this one is too good not to show you!! The original post for this book is HERE

Berman’s Wolves
Gretchen SB
 
Genre: Urban Fantasy
 
When a scientist runs an experiment on three separate college campuses that goes horribly wrong, several hundred students find their lives altered forever. They must learn to adapt to their new lives as Werewolves. Immediately after the incident a government program was put in place to keep track of these unwitting subjects. After a year the program falls apart as those in charge argue on how to proceed.
Without the programmers constantly looking over their shoulders the werewolves have now started to organize themselves. Creating their own hierarchy and alliances.
 
Jack is the Alpha of Pacific Northwest University’s pack F. He thought the government had finally taken a step back and let him and the other Alphas run their packs. Recently, however, he has been hearing rumblings about the programmers wanting to reinstate the program. He thought they were just rumors until he finds out one of his pack is being threatened by several of the lab assistants that took part in the original experiment. Now Jack must scramble to find allies and hunt down those threatening his pack. The more he goes looking the bigger the plot becomes.

My Review:

I love werwolves, you all know this, but this one takes the cake. Because this one is a scientific experiment gone wrong, or right, which turned college kids into werewolves and made them a living Petri dish. Woah right!! Each pack has a letter instead of a name. And then other packs are trying to threaten certain members into joining their pack. And not everyone makes it out alive, and it’s a struggle to learn how to live.

Lyra is one of our main characters and she’s a strong female. I like her, though sometimes she’s a little too jump the gun on her decisions she’s a good kid. I get to say kid because they were all college kids. Plus Lyra is unique in some of her abilities. So the scientists want her, other packs want her, and she’s not willing to have her friends hurt on her account.

There’s a lot of other characters in here but it my get confusing if I just start sprouting names so I will just say that I have many favorites and many I want to die 🙂 they made so much of the story to be wonderful.

The writing is excellent! I love the way it was done. I also loved that there were plot twists you didn’t see coming and a wonderful discovery of the werewolves and how they are coping and discovering things. I really hope this evolves into a series or has more added to it! I want more!!! 5 WOLFY PAWS!!!

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About the Author:
 
Gretchen happily lives in Seattle, Washington where she spends her time creating new characters and situations to put them in. She also enjoys cheering on her local sports teams, even though it sometimes seems they are allergic to winning.
 
Gretchen has spent most of her life in Washington state. She graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in History and a BA in Philosophy. Though there was a brief stint after college where she lived in Florida and worked for the mouse (Disney World). She loves that Washington provides a large range of activities, from Shakespeare in the park to rodeos.
 
She has had a love of reading and telling stories as far back as she, or anyone else, can remember.  Currently, she loves to read the same genres she writes. She also loves exploring her home state. At the end of her adventures she unwinds by curling up on the couch, knitting while catching up TV shows via Netflix.
 
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I hope you guys check this one out!!  Happy reading and later gators!! 🙂

Love After Dark Blog Tour!!

Love After Dark features nine bestselling authors who create worlds and love within them.

Not only will you find love between the pages but new content relating to their fabulous series!

This bundle will include:

Brina Courtney, Ella James, Melissa Andrea, A.O Peart, Alivia Anders, Heather Hildenbrand, Julia Crane, Melissa Pearl and Beth Shelby

Release Date: June 25th, 2014


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Reveal by Brina Courtney ( Ignite Novella included )

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Shay could be the key to ending a war that humans don’t know exist. Of a race of beings that aren’t real, or are they?

Shay Tafford’s childhood has been fatherless, filled instead with memories of speaking to the dead. She is forced to hide her unique ability from those living around her. That’s why it’s been comforting to have Jeremy, a child ghost, as her confidante. But recently he’s been absent, perhaps lost as her father is. When Shay meets Hugh, the guy she’s had a crush on for weeks, and finds he can speak to ghosts too she’s just starting to find a normalcy in her life.
But as Hugh reveals the truth to Shay, about who she really is and about what it is she can do, he erases all chances she had at a normal existence. Turns out talking to ghosts is just scratching the surface of her genetically engineered gifts. Shay learns she may be part of an age old prophecy that could save the entire race of cryptids. But can she?

Here by Ella James

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Milo Mitchell’s life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life…until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy.

Her gorgeous victim is dressed in a Brioni tux and armed with a hanky. He has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in, names him Nick, and vows to help him solve his mystery. Soon the pair find Nick’s face in a newspaper obituary, and Nick beings to have strange, ethereal memories of Milo–who is sure she’s never met him. Suddenly Nick knows things he shouldn’t know and is doing things he shouldn’t do. When the Department of Defense shows up, Nick and Milo run–toward a shocking conclusion that could destroy both their worlds.

Illumine by Alivia Anders

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For the past five months Essallie Hanley has been trying to forget about the frightening murder of her boyfriend. Haunted by vivid nightmares and hallucinations of the event she does anything she can to pretend she’s like every other normal girl in High School.

Only Essallie is far from normal. Able to conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, she seeks the only known solace left to her name; her first home in Belfast, Maine.

But she soon realizes that her return home is only the beginning of a long and twisted road taking her as far from her humanity as possible, with Kayden, the demon originally summoned to slaughter her, leading the way. Unable to touch her but oddly curious, he joins Essallie in her search to find out just what she is. But neither of them were prepared for the secrets they’ve begun to unravel, secrets that will change Essallie and everyone around her forever.

Flutter by Melissa Andrea

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Goodreads: http://tinyurl.com/p3664tp

Sara
Sara’s life is forever changed –
Waking up, buried & hidden deeply in the last place anyone would want to be, will do that. She is determined to find out how she ended up there & why, but when the only person who can help her, continuously lies to her, she finds herself forced to suffer alone. She can’t ignore the strange things that begin to happen to her nor can she hide from the nightmares that haunt her sleep. And when her world collides with Adan – the mysterious boy whom she can’t seem to stay away from, literally – she is consumed by the familiar flutter that sparks whenever he is around and she is desperate to discover the reason why.
But the biggest discovery will come from the secret of what she is…

Adan
Adan’s mission to find Sara has finally approached –
It seemed simple: bring her back to the enchanted world that lives, breathes and survives because of her, but he quickly finds himself faced with an entirely new challenge. Immediately, Adan realizes that staying unknown to Sara is a task he will fail before even attempting. The pull to her is far too strong to refuse, and being with her will defy the very reason he existed. He was the key to her survival and loving her was not part of the plan that he had been born to follow. Can he find it in himself too resist the urge to be with her and follow through with their destiny or will he destroy everything that had been left to Sara to protect and defend –
And the kingdom she is unaware she rules…

Flutter
As Sara and Adan struggle to overcome their own separate battles –
There is a far more determined evil that is stalking the shadows and waiting to annihilate them both.
Sara will figure out that not everything is what it seems and knowing what she can and can not trust will be the key to finding out the truth to what happened to her, the reason why she had been buried alive and who she really is…

Sara and Adan will discover the hidden meaning to why she was the reason he existed and why he would be the reason she survived & together they will fight to change the rules and rewrite their fate.

 

Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand

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Goodreads: http://tinyurl.com/pv89z43

I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.

Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And Two, I was born to kill them.

Anna by Julia Crane – Spin off of The Keegan Chronicles

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Follow Anna from Keegan’s Chronicles on her own adventure!

Seventeen-year-old Anna is an unskilled, natural witch still seeking a way to access her magick. When she moves to Seattle for college, she encounters two powerful witches who need her as much as she needs them. For the first time, Anna believes she’s found someone who can help her explore her own magick.

Her dream quickly turns into a nightmare.

Creatures of the Light have gone missing, and the witches she admires so well are a part of the mystery.

Before she knows it, Anna is knee deep in the disappearances and trying to forge a relationship with a certain soldier named Tommy, all while trying to find her way. Will she have time to save the creatures of the light or will she become the next victim?

Forged by Greed by A.O. Pert

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Two Seattle 16-year-olds, Jatred and Jasmira, are not your typical star-crossed lovers. They are not even your typical Shape Shifters. Sure, they try to live an ordinary life. At least, as ordinary as the Prince and the Princess of the rivaling ancient Races–the Winter wolves and the Summer leopards–can live. But eventually they learn that not much about their existence can be normal. Especially when the Races’ two commanding Goddesses are involved.

One of the Goddesses is on a quest to tilt the scale of power to her side. The other will never let it happen, even if it means kicking Jatred and Jasmira’s love to the curb. Nothing is off limits, including removing Jatred’s memories of Jasmira.

To complicate things even more, there are the Universe’s powers to consider. They are trapped in an ancient Amulet in order to protect the stability of the world. But the Universe has a mind of its own, and when the powers are unleashed, the forces of nature are disturbed; earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions shake the Earth. All Shifters of both Races are summoned by their respective Goddesses to fight in the name of, or against, the normalcy of the world.

Set In Stone by Anna Cruise

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Fifteen year-old Valerie is used to losing things–she lost her dad to his job ages ago and her best friend moved with no warning…and hasn’t been heard from since. During a weekend camping trip with her emotionally distant parents, she stumbles upon a hidden, mysterious stone and she finds herself desperate to keep it, to possess it. Two strange and beautiful boys have other plans, however. They follow her home–Leo, warm and seductive, who covets the stone and will stop at nothing to get it; and Noel, dark-haired and wise, who pledges to protect her and keep her safe.

As she delves deeper into the magic of the stone and the Celtic lore that surrounds it, Valerie realizes that she’s losing. Again. But this loss might involve more than a magical stone – this time, she just might lose her heart.

Golden Blood by Melissa Pearl

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Gemma Hart never knows when her father is going to whisk her back in time. Her toes start tingling and she has a few minutes to find a secret haven where she can disintegrate and appear in another time and place. While “across the line,” her training and skills are put to the test as she completes a mission that will change history for the lucky few her father has selected.

Gemma’s parents are adamant that secrecy is paramount to her family’s safety. If people knew what they were capable of, they could be “used and abused”, as her mother always says. Afraid she might accidentally utter the truth and break the ancient oath of her people, Gemma spends her school days as a loner. Only one thing can throw her sheltered life askew… Harrison Granger.

Harrison never expected to talk to the strange Hart girl, but after a brief encounter he can’t stop thinking about her. He begins a campaign to chisel away her icy veneer and is met with unexpected consequences. As he slowly wins this girl over, he enters a surreal world that has him fighting to keep his newfound love and his life.

My review of Illumine
This one is unique in the YA world. It’s angels and demons and high school, and a girl who doesn’t know what she is! She’s fighting nightmares of a demon and her boy friend and best friend trying to kill her while coping with the fact that her own mother hates her. However her very cool brother makes up for it.

Essie is special, except she doesn’t know it. After a very traumatic attempt on her life, she moves to Maine to live normal. Except normal isn’t gunna happen. She freaks out a bit but gets over it. She makes new friends. She is shocked to know that there’s so much she didn’t know about the supernatural world. She has some more mysteries about herself to find out in the future. And I do hope she gets to keep kayden around 🙂

There’s actually a good bit of other side characters to keep up with. And I would have liked more of them. Especially more back ground and rolls they have directly affecting Essie and her supernatural gifts. Some we are introduced to and I hope we get to see more and some I kinda hope die off horribly 🙂

I like that things are slowly coming up. Essie doesn’t just know something but little things happen and she’s starting to figure things out. I would also love to know a whole lot more about kayden as a person and as a demon. Maybe a little more detail into the demon and angel cultures and how they work in the next book. I want to know more so I’ll be reading book two! 🙂 4 FIERY PAWS!!

Don’t forget my favorite stalkee has Dirty Blood in this set!! It’s the book that started me on the road to meeting the wonderful Heather Hashtag Hildenbrand and she gave me ALEX!!! 🙂 Happy reading and later gators!! 

Entangled Select’s Release Day Blast w Giveaways!!

Whether you’re looking for a romance that makes you laugh, makes you ‘walk the plank’, keeps you guessing, or stars your favorite paranormal, look no further. Select books have the single-title stories you crave, and the longer length you need to really get ‘lost’ in a great book. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.
Today I’m happy to be featuring Select’s June releases:

 

Queen of Wands by Katee Robert

Available in Print and Digital!

Never in Mac Flannery’s wildest dreams did he imagine Jenny O’Keirna would be the
one sent for him. He sees beyond the mad grin the sexy princess of Hansarda
presents to the world, and that combination of vulnerability and wicked humor is a
siren call he can’t resist. But Sanctify is after them. On the run—and unable to keep
their hands off each other—Jenny and Mac devise an insane plan: kidnap the leader
of Sanctify, and stop this war once and for all. Unfortunately, they’ve just played
right into his hands…

 

Giveaway

 

 

Crimson Hearts by Heather McCollum

 

Special $0.99 Introductory Price!


Highland warrior Searc Munro’s dark, killing magic must never be known. But when his father’s life is threatened, Searc’s secret is revealed. When Elena Seymour’s lineage as the illegitimate daughter of King Henry VIII is discovered, she runs for her life. Teaming up as exiles, Elena and Searc seek refuge in Edinburg. With a series of ritual killings haunting the city and a traitor attempting to assassinate Scotland’s regent, suspicion turns to Searc. Now the two must find a way to trust each other, despite their secrets, before it’s too late.

 

 

 

By Jove by Marissa Doyle

 

Special $0.99 Introductory Price!

 

Going back to graduate school to study ancient languages and mythology is a dream come true for Theodora Fairchild. Falling in love with Grant Proctor is an added bonus. But then Theo discovers that being chosen for the prestigious program has more to do with who she is than what she knows. When evil forces threaten Grant’s life in an effort to tear the two apart, Theo must rely on her wits and wisdom to save her true love and survive the semester.

 

Curse of the Phoenix Bundle by Rachel Firasek

 

Special $0.99 Introductory Price!

Book One: The Last Rising

 

Saving souls without any hope for her own redemption isn’t how Phoenix Ice imagined spending eternity. Fed up, she decides her next death will be her last. But when she sacrifices her own life for a sexy Texan in a catastrophic plane crash, she has no idea the consequences will be so great. When the mysterious Ice comes into Turner Alcott’s life, he knows she’s the one. If he wants to win her heart, Turner must teach Ice how to forgive herself, and prove that love is the ultimate sacrifice.
Book Two: The Last Awakening
Ex-soldier Greyson Meadows desperately wants to be freed from the nightmares and guilt that haunt him. Arabella’s been gifted her mortality and long-gone voodoo magic. She must save her next soul within a week without using magic, or she’ll lose her power forever. When Greyson is confronted by a waif of a woman who forces him to face the truth about his past, he runs fast and hard. Now one will have to give up everything so the other can have peace, but will love’s magic withstand the loss?
Book Three: The Last Beginning
Though she’s always hated being a phoenix, Sadie has to admit immortality has its advantages. She’s seen and done more in the last 150 years than she’d ever dreamed of, but she can’t get past the fact that Osiris has done nothing but manipulate her and her fellow phoenixes. Sun god Osiris is ashamed of his role as ruler of the Underworld, but unless he can figure out how to save Sadie, that’s exactly where she’s going to end up. Permanently. He’ll help her the only way he can—even if it means she’ll hate him forever.

 

You’re welcome 🙂 LOL Happy reading and later gators! 

Bullet Blog Tour!

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I am so very excited to have the next installment of this series here with me today!!! I love this series, mainly because of the werewolf part but otherwise because it’s a very cool male perspective that sometimes gets forgotten about! Now, let me show you some goodies!! 

Bullet: a Demos City Novel

BOOK TEASER
A father’s love doesn’t bend, so what happens when it breaks?

Corruption, dark truths, and a new Alpha mean Leon Gray’s days of running without a pack are over. At least, that’s what everyone but him believes.

He’d rather be helping his teenage daughter navigate the landmine life of a full werewolf, finish out his servitude as bodyguard to a former Demos City reporter and, in all honesty, not be taken advantage of by a beautiful woman who really only wants him for his body—figuratively and metaphorically.

Of course, the only way any of that might happen is if he’s dead. That’s likely given the information the reporter has unearthed and the territorial battles already underway between packs. If only Demos City’s corruption didn’t have such deep roots—older than the bones of the city or any of the werewolves who’ve decided to claim it. A city can only take so many power hungry mongrels invading it at one time, and Leon can only take so much knowing his daughter lives within its boundaries.

War has come to Demos City.

It’s up to Leon to fix … what’s most important to him.

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bullet-Demos-City-Novel-Book-ebook/dp/B00KWHK8PI/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bullet-jonathan-lister/1119709414

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/bullet-9 

QUOTES FROM PRESS RELEASE
“The uniqueness in the Demos City stories is that the supernatural and humans know of one another,” says J. Taylor Publishing. “It’s just part of life in Demos City, but what happens when one infringes on the other or turf wars impede progress? Therein lies the fundamental problems with a society that knows about supernaturals and Jonathan is poised to tell the story for many books to come.”

“Mixing the supernatural and human populations is fertile ground to tell some stories with social commentary woven into them,” says Jonathan. “I didn’t want to write a story about werewolves doing ‘werewolf’ things and this was the perfect way in my mind. These characters are people with problems that mirror those in the real world today, or at least as close as I can get them.”  

Like Crossroads, the first in the Demos City series, Bullet centers around Leon Gray, a werewolf who used to work as a bouncer in a bar, and now acts in a capacity most readers expect of a werewolf—a body guard. It’s not that role that gets him in the most trouble though, who he’s protecting and why are the key in this second book.

“What are werewolves? Animals or people? Why do we believe the answer that pops into our head?” asks J. Taylor Publishing. “Readers expect certain things from characters and supernaturals specifically because they’ve been taught with other books to believe ‘x’ when in the Demos City case, Jonathan totally turns those preconceived notions on the head.”

“Unless there’s girl superhero meets socially awkward boy type romance in a supernatural book today, it’s tough to make people read the first page,” says Jonathan. “Hell, the success of that plot arc alone built an entire sub genre. Those preconceived notions keep many authors from getting books in print, and it’s one of the reasons I’m so invested in the Demos City series. We need new stories, new characters that readers can invest in. Isn’t it time we moved forward a bit?”  

My Review

I love this series! I love that Leon reminds me so much of Harry Dresden, not in personality or magic, but in flaws. He’s not perfect and he’s ok with that, but he’s going to keep trying. He’s not giving up. He’s loyal and stubborn and crazy, and protective, and fierce, and a wolf and a dad!! He also has morals, sometimes, lol, but he wants to do the right thing and he takes that seriously. I also love that Leon really doesn’t want to be part of the whole pack thing, he’s cool with his kid, and him. He hates all the politics, and now Shauna is also caught up in some things and it’s getting wild! 

The wolves are closing in, all over stupid things, and there’s so many that you just aren’t sure who’s a good guy and who’s a bad guy! And with Shauna learning her own way, meeting her grandma, Hastings trying to help, and Leon stuck right in the middle of the chaos! It’s a wild ride here! 

The writing is so gritty, and I love it. I loved that you are learning more about those we met in the first book, as well as meeting new people. I like that there is always this mysterious feel to things going on. I like the supernatural awareness as well. It’s perfect Urban Fantasy, which I love that it’s not all about romance but has werewolves. It’s my perfect series! 🙂 I can’t wait for more! Mr. Lister, hurry!! LOL 5 MAJORLY AWESOME WOLFY PAWS!! 

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Character Interview!

Hello Mr Lister and Mr Leon! I appreciate you taking the time to hang out with us today! I’ve tried to leave the questions spoiler free, which is kinda hard, for those who haven’t read the books yet! You can skip anything you don’t want to answer or feel free to change the question to give a better answer!

1. What’s the first thing that pops into your head you think about your daughter?
Leon: Johnny, is this lady serious? What hell kind of question is−
JL: Hey, we agreed no topic is off limits. Too late to back out now.
Leon: Well, Shauna would hate my answer one way or the other, but it’s probably homework. School is important, right? Not that she’s been able to do much of it lately. I’m always tripping over textbooks in the apartment or finding some half-written page of notes stuffed into the couch.

2. How about what pops in there when I say Hastings’s name?
Leon: Getting the greatest hits tour out of the way first huh? All right. Davey is a good man underneath the layers of New England stodginess. He wants to do the right thing, and at the end of the day I can stand behind a man who’s intentions are true to his own cause. Bit of an uppity bastard though, but he already knows that.

3. Tell me about being a werewolf? Anything totally cool about it?
JL: This might be the hardest question Leon’s ever had to answer (laughs) Leon Gray, undone by an interview
Leon: Give me some credit, Johnny. It’s my first time! All right, let’s see: being a werewolf. What’s cool? Steak. What I mean is I never overcook a steak. The ol’ nose can sniff out the meat, tell the difference between rare, medium rare and all the way up. Want to find a grilling champion? Best call a wolf.

4. Or what about the not so cool parts?
Leon: Hard to nail that one down to just a few things (chuckles). It’s the damn pack mentality and the stereotyping. Actually, you want to know the really bad part? Not getting your clothes off before the change hits. Happens to young wolves all the time. Wardrobe bill skyrockets until they can get themselves under control.

5. Tell me something about you, not relating to being a wolf or your daughter, just something interesting about you 🙂
JL: Oh man…
Leon: HA! Sorry, lady. No deep insights on this one. I leave that whole mess to J.L. over here and he’s pretty tightlipped with the information.

6. How’s it being both a werewolf and a father? I’m pretty sure it’s complicated.
Leon: no more complicated than teaching your kid anything about where you come from. It’s a heritage thing, except your past probably doesn’t come with its own set of teeth and claws. I can’t turn the wolf part of me off. None of us can, y’know?

7. Tell me how you handle juggling everything?
Leon: See, that’s the thing. I’m not so sure I’m juggling everything. Davey has his own thing going on, Poole is out of my hands for the moment and Backlund has a damn army of wolves closing in on the city. If anyone has that all in their pocket, I’m more than interested in hearing how.

8. Without being too spoilery, tell me what we should expect to come?
JL: That’s a tough one. I might know more about this than the big guy.
Leon: You know he’s not going to say a damn thing! (laughs) Well, we can probably expect the situation to escalate. Hastings is stuck and he isn’t getting unstuck until we come up with some hard evidence against the bad guys. By the time Backlund is done with Demos City, I’m worried there might not be much of it left in terms of recognizable pieces.

Boxers or Briefs? LOL yep, right to that one 😉
Boxers. Who the hell still wears briefs out there? Europeans probably.

Coffee or tea?
Coffee. Always coffee.

Coke, sprite, dr. pepper, other? What’s your favorite drink…
Y’know I don’t do any of the fizzy stuff. Just some ice tea is fine for me. Used to head straight for the bourbon in years past, but not since my girl was born.

Mountains or beach?
Mountains. Beaches get crowded as all hell.

Winter or summer?
Summer, even if it seems like a long time since it’s been around.

Vampire or werewolf? LOL or maybe Zombies? I have a feeling you’ll be biased here J No scratch that, of course you will chose werewolf HA!!
Vampires and zombies just flat out don’t exist. I hear plenty of rumors, but I’ve never seen anything with my own two eyes. If they, vampires, do exist, they’re running Wal-Mart. That’s all I know for certain.

Cold or hot?
Wolves run hot, three degrees higher than humans. We like the heat.

Favorite color?
Black. Wait, that’s not a color. Whatever, I’m standing by it.

Night or day?
More of a night person thanks to my bar bouncing days. Switched up my internal clock and now I get more done in the evening than in the morning.

Moonlight or sunlight?
Sunlight. Keeps my skin from feeling like it’s paper thin.

Steak, seafood, burger, or pizza?
There is something to be said for cold pizza in the morning after a long ass night. Not saying it’s the breakfast of champions or anything but it gets the job done.

Hmm, I’m always looking for a hot werewolf date, know anyone in mind for me? I’m from South Louisiana and boy can I cook LOL!!
HA! Darlin, if I see anyone, I’ll be sure to send ’em your way. Word of warning, though. Wolves and humans can get messy, and I mean the human is usually the one who ends up a mess.
I won’t be a mess if I keep my wolf fed 🙂 LOL Thanks so much to both you for coming hang out with us!!! I can’t wait to do it again! 

AUTHOR BIO

Jonathan Lister
http://iJonathanlister.wordpress.com
Jonathan Lister is a full-time writer with work appearing in outlets of USA Today, The Houston Chronicle and many others. A graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, he’s waited an unspeakable amount of tables en route to having the career he wants, and the ability to the tell stories he loves. Bullet, a Demos City Novel is Jonathan’s second book-length work of fiction. He currently lives in the Philadelphia area and continues to drink too much coffee.

 

I hope you guys check this series out! I love it and can’t wait for more! 🙂 Happy reading and later gators! 

 

Past My Defenses Virtual Book Tour w Giveaway!

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 Past My Defenses

Genre: Suspense w/a Paranormal Slant
Author: Wendy Sparrow
Publisher: Entangled Ignite
Language: English
Pages: 271
Format: Ebook

Vanessa is the fastest Lycan around. In wolf form, the only threat she can’t outrun is her allergies. After a feline dander-bomb takes her down, she wakes up naked in a cage staring at a hot park ranger who had no idea what he’d trapped. But ooooh, he smells so good. Mine.

Dane hoped to tame the silver wolf in his kennel, but all bets are off with the deliciously sweet Vanessa on two legs. Her temper makes his pulse race, and he can’t escape the feeling they belong together.

They’re hot as a forest fire even before they scent-match, but Glacier Peak’s Alpha considers Dane a danger to the pack. Meanwhile, Lycans are being poached, and Vanessa has been targeted. Dane will have to keep her close to protect her, but with Vanessa in heat and mad to mate, who will protect him?

 

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Writing is in Wendy’s blood…which is also about thirty percent Mountain Dew and twenty percent chocolate brownies. Wendy has been telling tales since she was a child with varying amounts of success. Her parents clearly anticipated her forays into the paranormal because she heard “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” so many times she could have written the screenplay at age five. She lives with a wonderful husband and two quirky kids and is active in Autism and OCD support networks. She can usually be found on Twitter where she’ll talk to anyone who talks to her and occasionally just to herself.

 

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Happy Book Birthday Treasures, Demons, and other Black Magic!

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OK!! So, one of my favorite ladies has a book birthday today from one of my favorite series!!!  The bloody cherry and the blood and chains are quite significant for these new covers, and now I can’t tell you what this new cover means! 🙂 LOL! Dammit for me not liking chocolate right, because these all look delicious! NOW, let me show you some goodies!!!!!

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Title: Treasures, Demons, and Other Black Magic 

Genre: Urban Fantasy (adult) (new adult)

Approx 86,000 words

Keywords: fantasy, magic, witch, werewolf, shapeshifters, vampire, paranormal, necromancer, sorcerer, funny, action, demons, ghost, black magic, Vancouver, Tofino

Categories: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, fiction 

Key images: Vancouver city, urban bakery, cupcakes, trinkets, jade knife. Demons. Portal. London. Scotland. Castles. Cookies.

Synopsis: I hadn’t set foot in the human world for more than a few hours in over three and a half months. Sure, I was stronger and faster than I’d ever been before, and I had a shiny new sword, but I was seriously chocolate deprived. I don’t recommend quitting cold turkey. And the new sword was a problem — to my mind, anyway. It represented all the expectations of a powerful father and a new otherworldly life. A life that wasn’t the one I’d worked so hard to build. It also represented the responsibility I had to bring my foster sister Sienna to … what? Justice? I didn’t know if that was even possible. What I did know was that Sienna wouldn’t stop, and that I couldn’t just leave everything up to fate and destiny … or maybe I was. Maybe I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing. If you believed in that sort of thing.

            I just hoped that before the chaos and mayhem renewed, I’d manage to get my hands on some chocolate. It didn’t even have to be single-origin Madagascar. I was utterly prepared to lower my standards.

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This 86,000 word urban fantasy is the third book in the Dowser Series by author Meghan Ciana Doidge

BUY LINKS

Amazon Universal: myBook.to/Treasures_onAmazon

Amazon ASIN: B00KXJ69T4

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/447404

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/treasures-demons-and-other-black-magic

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/treasures-demons-other-black/id889221118?ls=1&mt=11

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/treasures-demons-and-other-black-magic-dowser-3-meghan-ciana-doidge/1119733532?ean=2940046007411

Other links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22028134-treasures-demons-and-other-black-magic

Early Reviews

“Once again, Meghan does a fabulous job of telling a compelling story of love and power, life and death, and the strength and weakness of family. This is a great story, and is high on my list of best loved reads!” – Leiah from So I Read This Book Today

http://soireadthisbooktoday.com/2014/06/04/review-treasures-demons-and-other-black-magic-dowser-3-by-meghan-ciana-doidge-2/

“….like practically nonstop action from the moment you start reading. Our cupcake baking, chocolate craving half witch and her friends not only use magic to do battle, but swords, knives, fists.”

Heather from Doubleshot: http://doubleshotbookreviews.com/2014/06/06/treasures-demons-and-other-black-magic-dowser-series-book-3-by-meghan-ciana-doidge/

Sarah Elizabeth via Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/925343083

About the Author

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Biography

Meghan Ciana Doidge is an award-winning writer based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She has a penchant for bloody love stories, superheroes, and the supernatural. She also has a thing for chocolate, potatoes, and sock yarn. Novels – After The Virus, Spirit Binder, Time Walker, Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic – Dowser #1, Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic – Dowser #2, Treasures, Demons, and Other Black Magic – Dowser #3 Novellas/Shorts – Love Lies Bleeding and The Graveyard Kiss WARNING: author has been known to manipulate characters with chocolate, sex, and fantastical plotting. Readers beware http://author.to/meghancianadoidge

Links

Blog, www.madebymeghan.ca

Twitter, @mcdoidge

Facebook, Meghan Ciana Doidge

NEW RELEASE MAILING LIST

Amazon Author Page

Goodreads Author Page

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Sadly, I am very behind on reviews, but no worries, I’ll have my review up within the next few days!! Trust me, you’ll want to know all about this one! It’s awesome so far! Ms M, you are just AWESOME! LOL I am so excited to share this one for you and I really can’t wait to get my hands on more books in this series!  I hope you guys like all the new covers as much as I do! If you haven’t read any of these books in this series, do you think that nummy cupcake is a little more enticing now? LOL Happy reading and later gators!