Thursday, 30 June 2016

Cat's Howl (Macconwood Pack #2) by C.D. Gorri



Once again, C.D. Gorri reeled me into this story with her descriptive writing and fully fleshed out characters.
The book is a well-paced, action-packed sequel to Charley's Christmas Wolf: A Macconwood Pack Novella.
I love how C.D. Gorri's Grazi Kelly, Angela Tanner and Macconwood Pack series all interlink with each other!
I received an ARC of Cat's Howl from C.D. Gorri in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.









Synopsis:

Cat Maccon, was always a handful, even as a pup. It wasn’t easy growing up in an all male household, but this South Jersey Werewolf is tough as nails. She’s on a mission to prove herself. Causing no end of grief for her older brother, Rafe Maccon, Alpha of the Macconwood Pack.

Cat joins the Maccon County Sheriff's Department determined to be taken seriously amongst her big brother's Wolf Guard. Okay, maybe one Wolf Guard in particular, Tate Nighthawk. Tall, rugged, and handsome. He’s the stuff of Cat’s dreams, but she’s been burned before.

When she is targeted by their enemies, led by the dangerous rogue Werewolf Skoll, Rafe assigns Cat her own personal bodyguard. Knowing how his sister hates to be told what to do, Rafe gives her the one Wolf Guard he knows won’t be taken in by her wily ways. Tate Nighthawk himself.

Tate takes his job very seriously and no amount of pouting or lamp throwing will bend him to Cat’s will. Even if she is the best damn thing he ever saw. Old memories haunt him when he is forced to spend time with the one woman who he turned his back on. But he won’t let that interfere with his assignment.

Stuck alone in the woods together, without any way to contact the Pack, their tumultuous past catches up with them. Will this spunky she-Wolf finally find true love or is she too much for Tate to handle?



The Author:

C.D. Gorri earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Montclair State University. She attended Catholic school from grades K-12 and is the youngest of six daughters born to Italian parents.
She currently lives in my home state of New Jersey with her husband, her children, and her dog.
It has always been her dream to be an author.

Wolf Moon, Hunter Moon, and Rebel Moon are the first three installments in her Grazi Kelly Novel series featuring teen heroine Maria Graziana Kelly.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The Head of Medusa by Michelle Madow



Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa is the latest installment in Michelle Madow’s exciting Elementals series. Follow Nicole and her fellow Elementals as they journey to the end of the world, unsure of who to trust, and facing choices that will put their lives and the entire world at risk. Will they all survive the mission? And if they don’t, will the ones who do be able to find the strength to continue?


Title: Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Release Date: June 29, 2016
Series: Elementals #3
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: eBook and paperback
ISBN: 978-0997239416


The epic story of witches, gods, and monsters that USA Today called a "must read" continues in the third book of the Elementals series!

When Nicole Cassidy moved to a new town, she discovered that she was a witch descended from gods. But that was nothing compared to learning that it was up to her and four others with mysterious elemental powers to help save the world from the Titans, who would soon return to Earth.

Now her relationship with Blake -- the fire Elemental -- is finally heating up. But she must remain focused, because Typhon, one of the deadliest creatures in history, has escaped from the weakening prison world. Only one object can destroy him -- the head of Medusa herself.

Follow the Elementals as they journey to the end of the Earth, facing choices that will put their lives and the entire world at risk. Will they all survive the mission? Find out in the riveting third book in the Elementals series, The Head of Medusa.



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The adventure began in the first book in the series, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows
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Excerpt:


“What we’re about to do is scary. Terrifying, even. But we’ve been through things that were just as challenging. We slayed our first monster together in that cave, we escaped the Land of the Lotus Eaters when everyone there was trying to kill us, we blew up one of Scylla’s heads, we slayed the hydra, and we stole the Golden Sword of Athena from a goddess’s ice palace. No matter what challenges we face, we’ve always come out on top. Tonight won’t be any different. We’re the Elementals. We train together, we fight together, and we win together. And don’t any of you ever forget it.”


The Author:

Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!

She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, traveling, pizza, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Lurking in the Shadows - An Anthology



Title: Lurking in the Shadows
Edited by: Jaidis Shaw
Published: June 28th, 2016
Publisher: CHBB Publishing
Genre: Short Story, Horror, Paranormal, Fantasy





Embrace the darkness.

Murderous entities, haunted houses, screaming banshees, and sympathetic necromancers are just a few of the chilling things you’ll encounter in this anthology. Follow our authors into the shadows … if you dare.










Stories featured in this anthology include the following:

  • “Release” by E.M. Fitch
  • “On Two Lane Roads” by Shelly Schulz
  • “Too Young to Kill” by Lily Luchesi
  • “An Empty Building” by Jacqueline E. Smith
  • “Living Nightmare” by Savannah Rohleder
  • “The House on Juniper Lane” by Jaidis Shaw
  • “Dorcha Scath” by Liz Butcher
  • “Scream for the Night” by Gina A. Watson
  • “Bump in the Night, Inc” by Melody Black
  • “Revenant” by Stacey Jaine McIntosh
  • “Lizzie” by Tania Hagan


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Cowboy Player by Mia Hopkins



This cowboy and cowgirl sell the steak and the sizzle….


Visit the ranch in COWBOY PLAYER, the third book in the Cowboy Cocktail series by Mia Hopkins...


For eight years, Melody Santos played the game of love and lost—big time. Now she’s back in her tiny hometown looking after her younger sister, making ends meet with an assortment of odd jobs. When her childhood best friend hires her to help him sell his family’s grass-fed beef, the last thing she anticipates is falling in lust with the legendary, brown-eyed player.

To put his family’s cattle ranch back in the black, Clark MacKinnon has his sights set on big contracts—gourmet chefs and restaurateurs. If that means long hours traveling from farmer’s market to farmer’s market, Clark doesn’t mind. Particularly since his new assistant is his childhood crush, all grown up and sexy as hell.

One night in bed leaves them breathless and hungry for more. But when his love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation collides with her trust issues, Clark and Melody must face the truth about what they’ve become: not friends, not lovers, but players in a game that’s impossible to win.


Warning:  Contains filthy banter, raunchy sex, excessive Johnny Cash references, and hundreds of pounds of raw beef.



On Sale in Digital: June 28, 2016


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Excerpt:

      Melody shook her head. “You can’t help yourself, can you, MacKinnon? You’re a hopeless flirt.”
      “Flirting? Thought I was just drinking beer and being myself.” He looked down at the empty coaster in front of her. “What about you? What are you having? Gin and tonic, right?”
      He remembered her favorite drink. Melody smiled. “No, I’m good. I’m on sister watch tonight. She really wants to cut loose. Someone’s gotta hold her hair back when the vomit flies. Which it inevitably will.” She waved her hand at him. “You should go have a good time. Get yourself a nice piece. Enjoy your Saturday night.”
      Only Clark could make a shrug look so sexy. “But I’m already enjoying my Saturday night.”
      Something about the way he said those words made Melody’s skin tingle.
      As an experiment, she uncrossed her legs and leaned forward, resting her arms on the bar. For a nanosecond, Clark’s dark eyes darted to her cleavage before resting on his beer. A sudden, electric thrill shimmied down her spine. Her body clenched with pleasure, knowing she could still get the attention of a man as insanely hot as Clark MacKinnon.
      But then…guilt.
      That’s Clark. Don’t flirt with Clark.




What people are saying about the Cowboy Cocktail series:

“Wow, wow, and wow…The love that blossoms between [the hero and heroine] is unrushed, genuine, true. *sigh* I loved this book from start to finish and highly recommend it, and not just for fans of western romance.”
—Goodreads review, 5/5 stars

“The writing is excellent, the emotions leap off the page, and the sex is downright earthy…This is a feel-good romance with a strong, career-minded heroine, a swoon-worthy working class hero, a great setting and lots of lovingly detailed sex.”
—Jill Sorenson, RITA-nominated author of romantic suspense

“Mia Hopkins one of the most exciting new voices in red-hot contemporary romance. Add her to your must-read list. Now!”
-Samanthe Beck, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Mia Hopkins' sexy cowboy hero and sassy bookish heroine burn up the pages from the moment they lock eyes.”
-Cat Johnson, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

“Beautifully descriptive...hot, sexy and full of yearning!”
-Delilah Devlin, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

“I love this author’s writing style; her prose is beautiful, and I can definitely see myself checking out her future work. I’m wondering if Caleb’s brothers will feature in future books?”
-My YA & NA Book Obsession

"I love a story that surprises me by putting a different spin on the standard trope of boy meets girl...Mia Hopkins is an imaginative author who doesn’t take the easy road to a formulaic book."
—Becky Condit, USA TODAY Happy Ever After blog

"This erotic romance is seriously dirty. Dean and Monica play hard....I have also read the first book in this series, Cowboy Valentine and recommend it as well."
—Jennifer Porter, Romance Novel News



Check out the other books in The Cowboy Cocktail series:


Cowboy Valentine

Forget chocolate and flowers. This homegrown honey is all the sweetness he craves.

Small-town life is nothing but a waiting room for eighteen-year-old honor student Corazón Gomez. Work and school leave little time for love, but with a full-ride Ivy League scholarship and a one-way ticket out of the boondocks, who needs it?

The answer appears on Valentine’s Day when her old cowboy crush ambles into the ice cream parlor where she works, inviting her to go on a late-night ride in his truck. For the first time she wavers between staying on the straight and narrow, and going off-road with the handsome heartbreaker.

After four years working on ranches all over the country, Caleb MacKinnon is back on the family farm helping out his mom and brothers while his father fights cancer. The one bright spot: smart, funny, and wickedly sexy Cora.

From the start, they both know this blazing-hot love affair can’t last. But when autumn comes and Cora has to leave for the East Coast, Caleb must find a solution to keep himself—and his heart—from falling apart.

Warning: Contains hard, cherry-poppin’ sex in a pickup truck and a cowboy charmer who talks dirty in two languages.



Cowboy Resurrection

Ball-busting business woman meets no-holds-barred cowboy. He’s gonna need a longer rope…

Marketing hotshot Monica Kaur has put her big-city life on hold to help bail out her brother’s failing business. Now she’s got three months to plan and promote a rodeo, the first her tiny hometown has ever seen.

To ensure the rodeo’s success, Monica enlists a local hero, a rancher’s son who’s made a name for himself on the bull-riding circuit. Problem? She can’t stop daydreaming about the cocky bastard—and all the things she longs to do to him out behind the chutes.

Professional bullfighter Dean MacKinnon is home helping his family while his father fights cancer. Haunted by bad memories, jaded by love, Dean finds escape in a no-strings-attached go-round with brainy, sexy Monica, whose close-knit Sikh-American family would sooner run him out of town than see her with a notorious rodeo Romeo.

In private, Monica and Dean play as hard as they work. But as the rodeo draws near, that clean break they promised each other is getting more and more hung up in the rigging.



The Author:



Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She's a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends.

When she's not lost in a story, Mia spends her time cooking, gardening, traveling, volunteering and looking for her keys. In a past life, she was a classroom teacher and still has a pretty good "teacher voice" and "teacher stare."

She lives in the heart of Los Angeles with her roguish husband and two waggish dogs.



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Monday, 27 June 2016

Chaos Bound by Sarah Castille


What happens when the power of love eclipses the need for revenge? Chaos Bound, the fourth novel in the Sinner’s Motorcycle Club series is a vivid and powerful MC romance from Sarah Castille. Fans of Joanna Wylde and Kristen Ashley’s biker romances will love this intense, rough and raw addition to the Sinner's Motorcycle Club series.

Title: Chaos Bound
Author: Sarah Castille
Series: Sinner’s Tribe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Print Length: 384 pages

After enduring months of torture at the hands of the Black Jacks MC, and betrayed by his own club, Holt “T-Rex” Savage, a junior member of the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club, will stop at nothing to get revenge. But falling for a beautiful woman with dangerous ties to his sworn enemy was never part of the plan…

Raised by the Black Jacks, Naiya Kelly grew up fast, furiously, and with little to lose. But now that she’s put her MC days behind her, she is free to do what she wants—until she meets a man who imprisons her, body and soul. She swore she’d never give her heart to a biker, but Holt is the most passionate, protective man she’s ever known. But will Holt be forced to betray his one true love to exact his revenge?





Excerpt:

      “Is this because of what happened last night?” Holt wasn’t usually so direct. He had never been a confrontational kind of guy. Usually, he would go with the flow, but right now he was seized by an urgent sense of desperation. He couldn’t let her go, and it wasn’t just because he needed her to lure Viper.
      “No, of course not.” She turned away, tightening her grip on the bag, her hair swinging over her cheek, hiding her face.
      Yes.
      “It was good you . . . stopped.” She stared out the floor-to-ceiling windows over the valley spread out below them. “I mean, you have things you have to do, and I have things I have to do, and they aren’t things we need to do . . . together.”
      Together. Fuck. She’d thought about them together. Although he was pretty damn sure she hadn’t thought of them together the way he had all fucking night long.
      “Naiya.”
      “I made breakfast. It’s on the stove.” She slung the bag over her shoulder. “Happy revenge.”
      No fucking way. “It’s not safe out there.”
      “It’s not safe in here.”
      “I couldn’t be gentle with you,” he said. “I’m a hard man, Naiya, and the shit I just went through just made me harder. I don’t have sex. I don’t make love. I fuck. And when I do, it’s hard and it’s rough, and that’s not what you need.”
      “You don’t know me.” Her face tightened. “You don’t know what I need.”
      The hell he didn’t. He could read the longing on her face; he could hear it in her voice. It was the same longing that had gripped him since he met her. The old Holt would have let her walk out the door because it’s what she wanted to do, and who was he to rock the boat? He didn’t know where that Holt had gone, but the man he was now was not letting her get away.
      Without taking his gaze off her, he ripped the bag from her fingers and tossed it on the couch. Then he cupped her face between his hands and covered her mouth with his.
      Ah God. Her lips were as soft as he imagined, her mouth as lush. Her lips parted on a sigh, and he touched her with his tongue. She tasted of honey and coffee, warm and sweet. He wanted her, wanted this woman with the broken soul, wanted to fix her, show her the beauty of trust and surrender, open her up and fill her with joy. Yeah, he wanted to fuck her bad.
      “Holt.” She pulled back, her chest heaving. “I don’t want this. I just broke up with Maurice. We were together two years. It just feels . . . wrong.”
      Didn’t feel wrong to him. In fact, nothing had ever felt so right. He tagged her with an arm around her waist and crushed her against him, the way he’d seen Jagger and Cade do with their women, the way he’d seen Tank with Connie. Dominant. Controlling. And damn it felt good. Taking what he wanted. Being in charge.
      And yet at the back of his mind, he was assessing her responses, the way she leaned into him, her soft sigh, the flutter of her lashes, and the little hints that told him she was on board and that he wasn’t stepping over the line. He had a strong feeling Viper had crossed that line, and if he caught her, he would cross it again.
      Naiya leaned in, melted against him. Pleasure rippled through his body, and his cock hardened in an instant. He dipped his head, drank her down, delighting when she moaned and tangled her tongue with his.
      She broke away again, her lips plump and swollen from his kiss. “I should go . . . I was just leaving . . .”
      Deeper. Rougher. He slid one hand through her hair, tugged her head back, and held her still as he fed off her hidden desire. Her hands came up, pressed against his chest. Holt tensed, thinking she would push him away. Instead, her arms wrapped around his neck and she pulled him closer, straining upward as she kissed him back with a passion that belied her words. She wasn’t leaving. Not now.
      Not ever.





The Author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies.



Other books in the Sinner’s Tribe series:



Book 1, Rough Justice:

Book 2, Beyond the Cut:

Book 3, Sinner’s Steel:

Sunday, 26 June 2016

The Soul Whisperer by J.M. Harrison

This thought provoking and spiritual story was a fast paced and interesting read.

The main characters were fairly well fleshed out, but the supporting cast were somewhat flat.

The complex tale has intrigue and suspense, with wonderful imagery, however the chapters dealing with 'the history of the shell' broke the flow pulled me out of the story.

I received an eCopy of The Soul Whisperer from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.







Synopsis:

Following personal tragedies and spiralling financial problems, Londoners Alex and Sara are desperate to find ways to rediscover their zest for life. A free holiday provides the perfect opportunity for a second chance, but not long after arriving in France they discover that all is not what it seems... A series of shocking revelations challenge their understanding of humanity, as they are propelled into a dangerous world governed by a ruthless occult society. Magical relics and extra-terrestrial objects promise to unlock incredible secrets, but what extremes will people go to in order to attain them? In a modern-day spiritual quest, Alex and Sara will be forced to take control of their destiny, facing their own demons along the way as time counts down, for them and the entire human race…




The Author:

Born in southern England in the mid 60's, by the early 1980's Jonathan's creativity was expressed through contemporary singing and songwriting. In 1987 he underwent a short stint as the lead singer of the band Frankie Goes To Hollywood following the departure of vocalist Holly Johnson. By the end of his music career in 1990 he was awarded a gold disc for his lead vocal on the Telstar compilation album "Get on This 2", which sold over 100,000 copies, going to number 2 in the UK album charts.

Following a mystical death experience in 2007, he penned his first book "We Are All One: A call to spiritual uprising". Written in six days, the critically acclaimed work was the WINNER of the 2009 Allbooks International Editor’s Choice Award (USA) in the Spirituality & Inspiration category.

By January 2009 he accepted an invitation to teach alongside Barbara Marx-Hubbard, Esther Hicks, Steve and Barbara Rother and others on the international seminar series ‘Intimate conversations with Masters and Mystics' hosted by Linda L. Pannell.

Jonathan’s second book ‘NAKED BEING: Undressing Your Mind, Transforming Your Life’ – was published by O books on the 28th May 2010. Further kudos followed when it was honoured as a Best Books Award Finalist 2010 (USA Book News) in the genre of Spirituality.

During a vacation in France in 2013, Jonathan wrote his first novel THE SOUL WHISPERER. The novel is a cross-genre mix of fact and fiction, blended with the many experiences and phenomena that have taken place in the author’s life.

Another spiritual philosophy book YOU are THIS was released in early 2016, published by Mantra Books.



Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Portal to Kerberos by Michelle Madow



Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals 4: The Portal to Kerberos, is the latest installment in Michelle Madow’s exciting Elementals series. Follow Nicole and her fellow Elementals as they journey to a new and dangerous world to save one of their own, battling monsters and trying to keep their sanity in a prison dimension designed to make them lose their minds.

Title: Elementals 4: The Portal to Kerberos
Author: Michelle Madow
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Series: Elementals #4
Format: eBook and paperback




Synopsis

She will venture into hell to save the one she loves.

After being betrayed by one of their own, Nicole watches helplessly as Blake is snatched into the prison world of Kerberos—along with Medusa’s head, which is the one item they need to stop the Titans from rising again. Now Nicole and the other Elementals must enter the portal, find Blake, and bring him and Medusa’s head back to Earth before the deadly monster Typhon returns and wreaks havoc on the world. But there’s one catch—their elemental powers don’t work in Kerberos. In a dimension designed to make those within it lose touch with reality, and that's filled with dangerous creatures who want to stop them from completing their task, will they make it out alive?

In this penultimate book of Nicole’s story, join the Elementals as they journey through hell to save the world… before it’s too late.






The adventure began in the first book in the series, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows. To grab a copy of the first book for free, visit www.michellemadow.com.


Giveaway


Michelle is hosting a giveaway for a Kindle Fire! To enter the giveaway click here!




The Author

Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!

She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, traveling, pizza, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.









Friday, 24 June 2016

The Guardians by Gina Moray

I enjoy a good horror story and having read Gina Moray's short story, Cemetery at Devil's Bend, I knew I had to read her debut novel, The Guardians, and I wasn't disappointed... it was everything I hoped it would be!

With this descriptive and wonderfully scary story, Gina had me gripped from the start and kept me on the edge of my seat as the gory body count rose and had me wondering who, if anyone, would survive the terrifying evil.

Not for the faint hearted, but if, like me, you like a good scary book, The Guardians is well worth reading.








Synopsis:

What’s a little deception and murder when it comes to getting ahead?

Runner’s Mill is a small, peaceful farming town, but not without its problems. Fourth generation farmer, Hank Smithson, is one of many, in trouble with substandard crops and underhanded tactics at the hands of his competition. Now he’s at risk of losing his home and livelihood. A mysterious stranger, known only as LaReux, offers him a solution to his problems. Hank quickly becomes seduced by promises of a successful harvest, and agrees to his help. He soon learns that success comes with a price and he will have to decide how much he’s willing to pay to survive.


The Author:

Gina Moray is a southern gal, born in New Jersey, raised in South Carolina, and currently living in Chattanooga, TN.
Gina started writing in 2014, primarily in the horror genre. Shwe grew up reading horror and read "Cycle of the Werewolf" by Stephen King when she was eight. After that, the rest is history.
Gina is a co-founder of Jade Frog Publishing, a wife, mother, and avid animal lover. She strives to write for a living someday and open a shelter for black cats and pit bulls.
Gina is the proud owner of more books than she can possibly read in my lifetime. and has never met a horror book she couldn't handle. When she isn't scaring people or herself, she also enjoy a good fantasy or thriller every now and then.

Under A Hunter's Moon by Timothy Bateson




Richard Parsons is a lupine, one of the many breeds of shape-shifters living in Seattle. Mortal legends of his kind call them werewolves.

When a traveling exhibition returns to Seattle, Richard takes a night time visit, with plans that go beyond seeing a particular display. However, he is unprepared for the memories and emotions that come flooding back.

"Under A Hunter's Moon" is the first of the "Shadows Over Seattle: Prequel" series, giving readers a chance to meet the characters who will be appearing in the main series. Every story is a snapshot of an event in that character's past, and can be read as a standalone short story, or as part of the series.

At 4,200 words in length, "Under A Hunter's Moon" is a quick, easy, read that introduces readers to the "Shadows Over Seattle" setting.






The Author:

Timothy Bateson is a front-end supervisor at a local grocery store, but has always had a passion for writing.

A contributing author to three anthologies, Timothy has been working with indie authors for the last couple of years, providing book and author spotlight slots on his blog, as well as editing and review services.

Timothy has also been a participant in a number of online events, including live podcast discussions, and the Brain to Books Cyber Conventions. He considers it very important to build relationships with readers and other writers, and is more than happy to connect on social media, and by email.

Originally born in England, and raised in the London area, Timothy moved to small-town Alaska in 2005. He has been living there with his wife, Sandi, who is the inspiration for his writing, and co-creator of the Shadows Over Seattle series.





  

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Chaos Bound by Sarah Castille



After enduring months of torture at the hands of the Black Jacks MC, and betrayed by his own club, Holt “T-Rex” Savage, a junior member of the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club, will stop at nothing to get revenge. But falling for a beautiful woman with dangerous ties to his sworn enemy was never part of the plan…

Raised by the Black Jacks, Naiya Kelly grew up fast, furiously, and with little to lose. But now that she’s put her MC days behind her, she is free to do what she wants—until she meets a man who imprisons her, body and soul. She swore she’d never give her heart to a biker, but Holt is the most passionate, protective man she’s ever known. But will Holt be forced to betray his one true love to exact his revenge?


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Excerpt:

      “Is this because of what happened last night?” Holt wasn’t usually so direct. He had never been a confrontational kind of guy. Usually, he would go with the flow, but right now he was seized by an urgent sense of desperation. He couldn’t let her go, and it wasn’t just because he needed her to lure Viper.
      “No, of course not.” She turned away, tightening her grip on the bag, her hair swinging over her cheek, hiding her face.
      Yes.
      “It was good you . . . stopped.” She stared out the floor-to-ceiling windows over the valley spread out below them. “I mean, you have things you have to do, and I have things I have to do, and they aren’t things we need to do . . . together.”
      Together. Fuck. She’d thought about them together. Although he was pretty damn sure she hadn’t thought of them together the way he had all fucking night long.
      “Naiya.”
      “I made breakfast. It’s on the stove.” She slung the bag over her shoulder. “Happy revenge.”
      No fucking way. “It’s not safe out there.”
      “It’s not safe in here.”
      “I couldn’t be gentle with you,” he said. “I’m a hard man, Naiya, and the shit I just went through just made me harder. I don’t have sex. I don’t make love. I fuck. And when I do, it’s hard and it’s rough, and that’s not what you need.”
      “You don’t know me.” Her face tightened. “You don’t know what I need.”
      The hell he didn’t. He could read the longing on her face; he could hear it in her voice. It was the same longing that had gripped him since he met her. The old Holt would have let her walk out the door because it’s what she wanted to do, and who was he to rock the boat? He didn’t know where that Holt had gone, but the man he was now was not letting her get away.
      Without taking his gaze off her, he ripped the bag from her fingers and tossed it on the couch. Then he cupped her face between his hands and covered her mouth with his.
      Ah God. Her lips were as soft as he imagined, her mouth as lush. Her lips parted on a sigh, and he touched her with his tongue. She tasted of honey and coffee, warm and sweet. He wanted her, wanted this woman with the broken soul, wanted to fix her, show her the beauty of trust and surrender, open her up and fill her with joy. Yeah, he wanted to fuck her bad.
      “Holt.” She pulled back, her chest heaving. “I don’t want this. I just broke up with Maurice. We were together two years. It just feels . . . wrong.”
      Didn’t feel wrong to him. In fact, nothing had ever felt so right. He tagged her with an arm around her waist and crushed her against him, the way he’d seen Jagger and Cade do with their women, the way he’d seen Tank with Connie. Dominant. Controlling. And damn it felt good. Taking what he wanted. Being in charge.
      And yet at the back of his mind, he was assessing her responses, the way she leaned into him, her soft sigh, the flutter of her lashes, and the little hints that told him she was on board and that he wasn’t stepping over the line. He had a strong feeling Viper had crossed that line, and if he caught her, he would cross it again.
      Naiya leaned in, melted against him. Pleasure rippled through his body, and his cock hardened in an instant. He dipped his head, drank her down, delighting when she moaned and tangled her tongue with his.
      She broke away again, her lips plump and swollen from his kiss. “I should go . . . I was just leaving . . .”
      Deeper. Rougher. He slid one hand through her hair, tugged her head back, and held her still as he fed off her hidden desire. Her hands came up, pressed against his chest. Holt tensed, thinking she would push him away. Instead, her arms wrapped around his neck and she pulled him closer, straining upward as she kissed him back with a passion that belied her words. She wasn’t leaving. Not now.
      Not ever.




The Author:

Sarah Castille is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Redemption Series, Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series, Legal Heat series and the Club Excelsior series. A recovering lawyer with a fondness for dirty-talking alpha males, she now is a full-time writer, who lives on Vancouver Island.






Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Roxy's Warriors by Ann Mayburn



Synopsis:

Alien warriors Cormac, and his blood brother, Nosa have waited a lifetime to meet their bondmate, the one woman in all the Universe born to love them. Too bad the feisty Earth female destined to be their wife wants nothing to do with them. Roxy's had it with relationships after the way her ex shredded her trust, but the two amazingly handsome men trying to win her kiss won't give up no matter how hard she tries to push them away. Just when the men are finally making progress in knocking down the walls around her heart, Roxy is kidnapped by slavers and taken through the wormhole into the Bel'Tan galaxy. Now the men are on a desperate hunt to save their bride before she's slaughtered by a ruthless, jealous enemy who will do whatever it to exact revenge on Cormac and Nosa.
**Full blurb coming soon**

Warning- This story is set in the Bel'Tan galaxy where polyamorous relationships are the norm and love in all of its forms is accepted including M/M, M/M/F, M/M/M/F sexual situations.






The Author:

With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she's never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her 'sexy space' and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

Ann loves to talk with her fans, as long as they realize she's weird, and that sarcasm doesn't translate well via text.





Monday, 20 June 2016

The Neil Marshall Mysteries by Tim Hemlin





Book 1
If Wishes Were Horses...

Neil Marshall is a graduate student in the University of Houston’s creative writing program and a promising young poet. However, facing a financially and emotionally draining divorce has him worried about more than paying tuition. So to make ends meet, Neil moonlights as a chef for a high society caterer. 

Just when Neil’s life seems bleakest, his oldest friend, racehorse breeder Jason Keys, is murdered. And Neil becomes the prime suspect. 

To avenge his friend, clear his name, and rescue a missing championship thoroughbred, Neil infiltrates the dark underworld of horse theft and illegal breeding. Neil’s friends—his attractive writing teacher, his cooking colleagues, and a freckle-faced teenage horsewoman—offer their support. But their cheers quickly turn to gasps when Neil becomes the hunted."


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Book 2
A Whisper Of Rage

"Graduate student and part-time chef Neil Marshall only wants to go for an early morning run.  Instead he witnesses the near-fatal shooting of legendary Houston private eye C.J. McDaniels, and he fears the gunmen can identify them. 

Before long, Neil finds himself in the eye of a hurricane, his quiet academic life ripped apart as he rides a swath of violence that cuts across a mansion in River Oaks to an eerily silent suburban home, from a secret hospital room to the bed of a fascinating woman.  In Houston's sultry summer heat a deep-rooted rage is building from a whisper to a roar."

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Tim Hemlin is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, having studied with poets Charles Simic and Mekeel McBride.  He has published in poetry journals, anthologies, and magazines--most notably in Ellery Queen.  Currently he has six published novels, two short stories and is included in an anthology.

By day he is an educator; however after teaching ELA for 22 years he decided to put his master's degree to work and is now a high school counselor.  In addition, he is an avid marathoner, fly-fisherman, and outdoorsman.  He lives just outside Houston, Texas with his wife Valerie, two dogs and a cantankerous cat.





Excerpt from If Wishes Were Horses:

    The morning sky was bleached blonde and the day felt just as cheap. My fights with Susan had been like an alcoholic battling the bottle: love of a destructive force. As bad as the marriage was, though, it still ripped through my soul, leaving me shaky. Six years of life couldn’t be changed over six weeks of hashing it out, or in six hours after the break. This was the beginning of convalescence.
    Jason Keys was up early, quietly making coffee and frying bacon and eggs when I awoke. I wrapped the blanket I’d been sleeping with around me and stumbled into the kitchen.
    “Damn, if you’re a Houston native,” I said, steadying the clatter of my teeth. “Don’t you believe in heat?”
    “You’ve gone soft.”
    “I feel like a bucket of Blue Bell homemade vanilla ice cream.”
    Jason was dressed in a denim shirt, blue jeans, and brown Ropers. “We live in Satan’s barbecue pit. Once a year I enjoy a good blue norther, the only decent Yankee export.” He tossed two plates on the breakfast table and set down a bowl of eggs with bacon and toast on the side.
    I made for the coffee first to warm my bones.
    “Have some grease and cholesterol,” he told me.
    “Why not? My blood’s not flowing anyway.”
    Simple fair, but damn good. Maybe having someone cook my meal for a change intensified the pleasure. Crisp bacon and warm toast with honey didn’t hurt.
    “What are you fixing to shop for first?” Jason finally asked. “Divorce lawyer or apartment?” We sat opposite each other. The day’s milky light tainted a couple of corner windows.
    “Apartment,” I replied.
    “Playing it safe.”
    “What do you mean?”
    “You’re throwing in a low chip in case you want to fold after the first hand.”
    “I was raised to use both feet and take one step at a time.”
    “You don’t have to get persnickety,” Jason told me.
    “Well, what makes you think I’m going to run back to Susan?”
    “I didn’t say that.”
    “The hell you didn’t.”
    “See, persnickety.”
    “Shut up, I’ve got a plan. After I talk to Perry about the advance, I’ll call around from work. I don’t reckon it’ll take too long to find an apartment.”
    “Good enough.” Jason started his eggs. “You working tonight?” he asked.
    “Unfortunately. You?”
    “Nope. I’m a guest. Chip Gunn thought I ought to mingle with these folks.”
    “I hope you interpret mingling is more than spouting howdy and see y’all.”
    Jason cracked a smile. “Maybe.”
    “How is Mr. Gunn, your new business buddy?” I forked in a piece of egg, chewed on some bacon.
    “Partner,” he corrected.
    “Okay, partner.”
    “Fine.”
    “And I suppose we have you to thank for tonight’s job.”
    “Honest work.”
    “We have enough honest work to last until Memorial Day.”
    “You’re bellyaching again.”
    “Don’t you have something to do?”
    He grinned, then stood and rinsed his dish.
    “I’ll clean up,” I volunteered. “You fixed breakfast.”
    He left his plate in the porcelain sink. “I’m heading to the stables,” he announced.
    I chased the last of my breakfast with the coffee. “Wish I could join you.”
    He froze for a minute, then relaxed. “Yeah, too bad, I need help with the colic,” he said.
    “What?”
    “Somebody to walk the horses. Give enemas.”
    “Maybe another time. I have to go cook so Houston high society can sup tonight.”
    Jason picked a dirty straw hat off the tree by the front door.
    “Who takes care of the animals when you don’t stay at the trailer or can’t make it out there?” I asked.
    “A high school girl down the road. Candace Littlefield. Nice kid. Loves horses. Great little barrel racer, too. See you at the parry, bud.”
    “With you on the good side of life.”
    “Yeah, the good side. You know where the spare key is,” he called out. And then he was gone.
    I didn’t understand Jason’s jabbing. There was a strange feeling between us. A distance. Surely he didn’t really believe I’d bolt back to Susan. Then I realized I’d forgotten to ask him about last night’s phone call. Or I wasn’t given the chance.
    After cleaning the breakfast dishes, I got my clothes out of the Bug. It was odd being only a few minutes from work. For years I’d driven miles to reach this life, arty and on the edge, remote from suburbia; now I felt in the middle of the creative community. But the Susan-sore in my heart made me wonder if the move was right.
    I caught myself, sat on the couch. Maybe Jason wasn’t so far off.


Tim’s Top-Ten All Around Favorite Things:
  1. Writing stories and poems
  2. The Sun Also Rises
  3. Running
  4. Fish and Chips
  5. Guinness
  6. The Boston Red Sox
  7. Fly-Fishing
  8. Midnight in Paris
  9. Bob Dylan
  10. Sunday, sweet Sunday




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