Saturday, May 27, 2017

Book Review: A Vampire's Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden


A Vampire's Christmas Carol
Cynthia Eden
Kindle File Size: 245 KB
Print Length: 90 pages
Publisher: Cynthia Eden
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
ASIN: B00GJBUT5A


About the Book:  

This holiday season has bite.

Ben Prescott hates Christmas--he's a vampire, and to him, there's certainly nothing jolly about the holiday season. While the humans are running around being merry, he's hunting in the shadows. Ben plans to spend the holidays his way...by stalking deadly prey.

But fate has other plans for Ben.

Three visitors are coming Ben's way...A demon who will force Ben to face his past, a ghost who will show Ben the present he could have, and a shifter who will reveal the darkness that waits in Ben's future. Unless Ben can change his ways, he may just turn into a real monster, one who can't be saved by anyone or anything.

'Tis the season...to be undead.

Ben's redemption rests in the hands of the one woman he loved and lost--Simone Laurent. If Ben is going to have a chance at being more than just the beast in the darkness, he has to prove himself to the lovely Simone. A very hard task, considering that, once upon a Christmas Eve, Simone died in Ben's arms...

Warning: This story features one very tortured vampire, a sexy ghost from his past, and hot scenes designed to melt the winter snow. Plenty of action, adult situations, and steamy times are ahead. Happy holidays!

My Review:

A Vampire's Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden is a wonderful spin on the classic!!  Ben Prescott, vampire, is headed down a dark path.  A path that, if he doesn't change his ways, will lead to a sinister and tragic end.  As such, he's visited by three different paranormal beings from various times in his life.  The three have one goal:  Convince the vampire to change his course so as to avoid what may be a turn from which he can never come back.  

I really liked the demon (past), the ghost (present), and the shifter (future)  characters used to show Ben the three time periods in his life.  They have all encountered Ben at some point after he was violently changed into a vampire.  The storyline each character presents to Ben reinforces how he came to be, what his actions do in the present, and what they all boil down to in the future - if he doesn't straighten up and fly right.

This is my first experience with Cynthia Eden's storytelling and I'm certainly going to continue to read her books.  Her writing style is smooth and conversational.  There is definitely small amounts of character development and world building to put the story into perspective.  I was able to visualize all three magical locations as well as real time as the author's descriptions are nicely done.  I actually have a couple other books of hers in my Kindle and will attempt to get to them soon.

My Rating:


Friday, May 26, 2017

Cover Reveal and #Giveaway ~ Toxyc by Author Stefany

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

Toxyc

by Author Stefany 


Cover model: Kristina Canady

Photographer: Gigi Hoggard with Gigi Photography Studios

Cover designer: Kay Renee with KLa Boutique - Swag

About the Book:

Victoria (Tocxy) Xylander has two secrets.

She lives a double life, one where she hunts bad guys by night and one where she writes about them. Tocxy keeps both worlds apart, only a super sexy model who isn't all what he seems to be - has his eyes set on her and his name is Shane.

What's her second secret?

Someone who she's had a crush on, someone she's been texting for over a year, someone she's drawn to in a way that scares her. Axel may be everything she ever wanted but he could also mean a world of trouble.

As Tocxy moves from state to state to hide from a past that could be deadly, she faces challenges ahead that could be just as deadly as her past. Meanwhile she plays with fire as she lets Shane and Axel into her life, in more ways than one. Tocxy is caught in the middle of something big, and she has to stop running to face not just her enemies, but herself. She must make a decision and quick before everything she's been trying to keep together, falls apart.

Pre Order Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2r7u0Px

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/toxyc-ms-lr/1126397574

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1236618705

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/toxyc



Read Snippet #1:

"Victoria." A deep male voice made me look up to find a familiar face grinning back at me.

I knew him from Facebook, not because I'd ever talked to him but because he had been on many book covers from well known authors and OK, he was even hotter in person. Oh mama!

"Do I know you?" I asked calmly – while I fan-girled inside - because he hadn't introduced himself and I didn't want to assume he didn't need to regardless of who he was. He didn't know me.

He cocked his head to the side and looked down at me, "Sure I do, you wrote that story about the biker girl who's a vigilante by night and what did she do by day?" He arched an eyebrow.

I looked into his dark eyes, "She was an FBI agent by day."

"Anyway, the book cover art for that book is awesome." He eyes me as I stand there unsure of why he's talking to me.

I smiled kindly, "Thank you, it was just a stock photo image and I just used Photoshop, no biggie."

His eyes widen, "Wow, pretty and talented."

I'm sure he could tell I was blushing and on top of that, I laughed nervously, "Thanks, looks like they're getting ready to take the group photo." I said as I turned to leave when he just looked at me amused.

"Hey Victoria," His hand is on my shoulder and a spark of something runs through my body.

What the hell was that?

"You forgot this." He hands me back the lanyard that I somehow left behind." His hand is still resting on my shoulder as I take it from him and his fingers brush against mine.

I acted as cool as I could but I probably failed, "Thank you Shane." His name left my lips before I had a chance to think about it.

"You're welcome Victoria." He replied with emphasis on my name.

I could still feel his eyes on me as I leave my cup on my table and make way to take the group photo.



Read Snippet #2:

Finally I checked my phone as I walked out of the room and went through a few emails, messages and last but not least, the snap that Axel had sent me earlier.

"I want you." I stopped dead in my tracks as I re-read the message over and over again.

He wants me.

OK, he'd never said that before. In fact, we'd kept the sexy talk about our bodies not about us actually meeting up and doing anything. I know that's not what he said but it was implied.

"I want you too." I replied back because two could play that game. Honestly, I thought he was just playing with me or messing with my head because he'd never committed to meeting me at a book signing. So could I really believe he would actually meet up with me for date or even just sex?

I walked towards the elevators and as I did, I got another snap from Axel.

"Soon." It was all he said.

I didn't reply back.



Read Snippet #3:

"Wow." A voice that wasn't Shane's or mine said.

We barely paused looking over in a haze of lust and desire, my eyes widened but I had lost control of my body and only felt what Shane was doing to me.

Axel stood by the door to the balcony staring at us but mostly his eyes stripped me bare, as if Shane hadn't just removed my clothes.

"Are you just going to stand there or are you going to join us?" Shane snapped at him and before I could object or push him away, his mouth was on mine hungrier than before.



Meet the Author:

M.S. L.R., lived in Los Angeles California for eight years and then moved to Arkansas and has been living there ever since. She graduated from Springdale High in 2007. Currently, she has a full time office job and writes in her free time. She has also published YA Paranormal Romance under Stefany Rattles.

She loves to read, write, read and write!

Social Media Links:

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14114619.M_S_L_R_

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

New Release & #Giveaway: To Touch You, Book 4 in The Mates Collection by Cardeno C.


To Touch You, Book 4 in The Mates Collection by Cardeno C. is now available!!

To celebrate, Cardeno is giving away a winner's choice of 1 ebook copy of one of the first three books in the series.  Scroll down to enter but make sure to read about all 4 books in the series.

To Touch You


Amazon Link:  http://amzn.to/2oCwlgI

About the Book:

“His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.”
By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when he has everything he always wanted, fate throws Salvatore a challenge he can’t solve alone and a young wolf shifter comes to his rescue.

Since childhood, Yoram Smith’s family was certain he would grow to become Alpha and save their beloved pack from its slow demise. When the time comes for a new leader, Yoram is forced to juggle his duty to care for a splintering pack with his duty to care for an absent mate, and his own strength suffers.

Being turned into a vampire didn’t alter Salvatore’s life philosophy: if you don’t rely on anyone, nobody can let you down. But when the boy who saved his life becomes a man who needs his help, the icy vampire must find his humanity.

The Rest of the Books in the Series:

Until Forever Comes


Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25926739-until-forever-comes

Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2ojFtM0

About the Book:

A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, greed, and the very fabric of their beings in order to stay together until forever comes.

Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Hoping to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack, Ethan instead

learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate - a vampire named Miguel.

Over four centuries old, strong, powerful, and vicious, Miguel Rodriguez walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent and being together comes so naturally that Miguel can’t resist for long. The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other’s side until forever comes.
Word Count: 60,702

Wake Me Up Inside


A powerful Alpha wolf shifter and a strong-willed human overcome traditions ingrained over generations and uncover long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny as true mates.

Regarded as the strongest wolf shifter in generations, Alpha Zev Hassick is surprised and confused by his attraction to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. A male shifter has to mate with a female shifter to keep his humanity, so shifters can't be gay. Yet, everything inside Zev tells him Jonah is his true mate.

Maintaining a relationship with the man he has loved since childhood isn’t easy for Jonah Marvel, but he won’t let distance or Zev’s odd family get in their way. When unexplained ailments begin to plague Jonah, he needs to save his own life and sanity in order to have a future with Zev.
Zev and Jonah know they're destined for each other, but they must overcome traditions ingrained over generations and long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny.

Word Count: 74,755

In Your Eyes



Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25927403-in-your-eyes

Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2pbgjOW

About the Book:

Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society’s rules to realize they are destined for one another.

Raised to become Alpha of the Yafenack pack, Samuel Goodwin dedicates his life to studying shifter laws, strengthening his body, and learning from his father. But despite his best efforts, Samuel can’t relate to people, including those he's supposed to lead.

When Samuel meets Korban Keller, the son of a neighboring pack's Alpha, he reacts with emotion instead of intellect for the first time in his life. Resenting the other shifter for throwing him off-balance, Samuel first tries to intimidate Korban and then desperately avoids him. What he can't do is forget Korban's warm eyes, easy smile, and happy personality.

When a battle between their fathers ends tragically, Samuel struggles to lead his pack while Korban works to break through Samuel’s emotional barriers. Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society’s rules to realize they are destined for one another.

Word Count: 60,875

Meet the Author:

Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."

You can learn more about Cardeno's writing at www.cardenoc.com.

Enter the Giveaway:

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Book Blitz ~ Little One by Darcy Dawes

Little One by Darcy Dawes


About the Book: 

She’s out of my league. She should be out of my reach. But she isn’t.

Too young, too innocent, too wrapped up in the nasty world I reside in.

I want to touch her, taste her, make her mine. Leave marks on her perfect skin. 

But she’s his little sister. 

I call her Little One. 

Available Now on Amazon! 





Meet the Author:

Darcy Dawes writes hot erotic romance and guarantees over-the-top heroes, insta-lust, and HEAs.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Like your romances spicy? Don’t miss the Naughty Nobles trilogy…. by Kelli A. Wilkins @KWilkinsauthor


Like your romances spicy? Don’t miss the Naughty Nobles trilogy….
by Kelli A. Wilkins



Hi Everyone,

Today I’m sharing a look at the making of my super-hot erotic fantasy trilogy, Naughty Nobles. The series includes Midsummer Night’s Delights, Midwinter Night's Delights, and Ultimate Night's Delights.

Midsummer Night’s Delights introduces readers to Julian and Annabelle. They are strangers trapped in an arranged, sexless marriage. To loosen them up, Julian’s father sends them to the Marquis of Demby’s estate to attend a Midsummer Ball. (And this type of ball isn’t for dancing!)

Julian and Annabelle meet the marquis, Vincent, and his wife, Sabrina. Over the course of their visit, they learn how to open up and explore their sexuality. When they attend the Midsummer Ball, they shed their inhibitions while indulging in their wildest fantasies. Anything goes in this erotic tale, and I had a lot of fun showing how Annabelle and Julian loosen up and embrace their wanton sides.

When I wrote Midsummer, I had no idea I would turn the book into a trilogy. Readers and reviewers loved the story and the characters so much, that they wanted these very naughty adventures to continue. So, I wrote two sequels, Midwinter Night’s Delights and Ultimate Night’s Delights. Although the stories are connected, each novella stands alone as an individual read.

The second book in the series, Midwinter Night’s Delights, picks up six months after the last story and follows the continuing sexual adventures of Annabelle and Julian. (And yes, this novella is just as hot—if not hotter—than the first one!)

In the sequel, we discover that Annabelle and Julian have taken what they’ve learned and gone wild. Ever since the Midsummer Ball, they have been overindulging in all sorts of lewd activities. Instead of being shy and repressed, they are more than eager to give in to their desires whenever (and wherever) the mood strikes—even if it’s at a formal dinner party. Needless to say, Julian’s father sends them back to Vincent’s estate to be disciplined and learn self-control.

Ultimate Night’s Delights is the third and final novella in the series. When I started thinking about the plot, I wasn’t sure what direction to take. I knew there had to be something interesting (beyond a naughty “anything goes” ball) that raised the stakes for everyone, and I thought about blackmail. (It’s always a good motive!)

From there, I developed the idea of the “Black Duke” and his mission to destroy Vincent. Then of course, I had to devise a clever way to tie it all together at the end. I also enhanced a storyline and shared some insight on two secondary characters, Lono and Lobo. (Readers were briefly introduced to them in the second book.) In this story, I explain how they came to be employed by Vincent and Sabrina and what’s ahead for them in the future.

I think fans of the first two novellas will find this book to be a satisfying conclusion to the series.

Here are the summaries and links to each book:

Midsummer Night’s Delights

At this Midsummer Ball, couples pair up everywhere—but not for dancing!



About the Book:

Young newlyweds Julian and Annabelle are miserable. Their arranged marriage is lacking everything—especially sex. Julian suffers from a lack of confidence and is harboring a secret urge. Innocent Annabelle’s longings go unnoticed and unfulfilled, no matter what she tries.

But all that changes when they are invited to a Midsummer Ball. Their unconventional hosts, Vincent and Sabrina, introduce them to a world where their most intimate desires and hidden passions are explored—and fulfilled. Swapping and naughty games are just a few of the surprises awaiting them…

Bonus! This e-book includes a sneak peek at the second book in the Naughty Nobles trilogy: Midwinter Night’s Delights.

Order your copy here:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qTQbsr

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1200332774

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-midsummer-nights-delights-kelli-a-wilkins/1017484285;jsessionid=87E3955C938BCAD371754A91732AA807.prodny_store02-atgap12?ean=2940154252789

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/midsummer-night-s-delights

Inktera: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/bfffea07-82f8-4880-a9d0-2bdd4c4a520e

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Midwinter Night’s Delights

Julian and Annabelle are back for another naughty ball!



About the Book:

The Marquis of Demby’s Midsummer Ball transformed Julian and Annabelle forever. No longer shy about satisfying their sexual urges, the young newlyweds give in to their wanton desires whenever—and wherever—the mood strikes. Anything goes in their open marriage, and they’re not ashamed to share their passions with others.

But everything changes when they are sent to Vincent and Sabrina’s estate to be disciplined. Before they can participate in the Midwinter Ball, they must learn self-control. Carnal punishments and sensual lessons are just a few of the erotic surprises awaiting them… before the ball even begins!

Bonus! This e-book includes a sneak peek at the third book in the Naughty Nobles trilogy: Ultimate Night’s Delights.

Order your copy here:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qTM3sL

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1205303366

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-midwinter-nights-delights-kelli-a-wilkins/1028693117;jsessionid=5837BF1F840C63C258E691461858DC36.prodny_store01-atgap02?ean=2940154173978

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/midwinter-night-s-delights

Inktera: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/68cc3f49-9eb1-4e1d-aa72-8b3aaf1feb42

Ultimate Night’s Delights

Julian and Annabelle are back for the final ball!



About the Book:

The Midsummer and Midwinter Balls changed Julian and Annabelle forever. Vincent, the Marquis of Demby, and his wife, Sabrina, introduced them to a world of erotic pleasures. Freed from their inhibitions, they now help other shy couples explore their sexual urges and hidden desires.

But life on Vincent and Sabrina’s estate is anything but tranquil. The notorious Duke of Blackwell has discovered the secret about the naughty balls and is out to destroy the marquis.

Vincent refuses to deny the rumors about the “anything goes” parties he hosts, and turns to his friends for assistance. Together, they devise a plan to defeat the Black Duke… and still find time for a few wicked games.

Order your copy here:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qNdaoH

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1212741275

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ultimate-nights-delights-kelli-a-wilkins/1117193134;jsessionid=B05D52B3BD60C6859BA1B61C39D1CBAF.prodny_store02-atgap05?ean=2940154265840

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/ultimate-night-s-delights-1

Inktera: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/40d3ebdf-81de-44e3-8b43-fa2fb1318e7e

Here’s a Tame Excerpt from Midsummer Night’s Delights:

Julian followed Vincent down the carpeted corridor, lost in thought. Vincent’s crude words and lewd behavior in the garden had shocked him. Yet, he was intrigued by his claim to be able to “cure” him and awaken his passion. But the idea of attending a ball where everyone would screw, terrified him. What would Annabelle say when she learned of this? How could he ever bring up the subject with her?

“Let’s go in here,” Vincent said, stepping into a room.

“Whose bedroom is this?” he asked as Vincent gestured for him to enter. Like his own bedchamber, the room was elaborately decorated and had an enormous four-poster bed along one wall.

“Shh, keep your voice down.” Vincent removed a painting of a castle from the far wall. He tossed the canvas on the bed and gestured for him to come closer.

He was about to speak when he heard a woman moan.

“Oh, yes… Go deeper,” she said.

His skin prickled. Was a woman having intimate relations in the next room?

Vincent had his face pressed against the wall and was watching from a hole cut into the plaster. Had he no shame? Did he spy on all his guests in their private moments?

He crossed the room, curious, yet offended. “You shouldn’t watch—”

“Shh. Don’t be a prude. Take a look for yourself,” Vincent replied, moving aside so he could look.

He peered through the small hole and saw a brightly-lit bedchamber. A naked, dark-haired woman was kneeling over another figure on the bed. After watching for another minute, he pulled away and frowned at Vincent. “It’s not right to peek in on people. That could be someone’s wife.”

“It is. Mine. That’s Sabrina.”

His heart skipped a beat. “Don’t you care that your wife is in there with another man?”

Vincent shook his head. “She’s not. She’s in there with a woman. Annabelle.”

“What?” He pressed his eye to the peephole again. Sabrina had moved on the bed and now lay on her side, her hand moving between another woman’s parted legs. He scowled. That couldn’t be Annabelle.

Julian readjusted his position to get a better view. He heard a giggle, then saw a flash of light brown hair. A second later, Annabelle leaned forward and kissed Sabrina on the mouth. His mind reeled as he stared at the two women.

His mouth went dry and he turned away from the wall. “Are they…”

“Screwing? Yes. And from the sound of it, they’re enjoying themselves.” Vincent pulled the flask from his pocket and opened it. “You look like you need another drink.”

Julian took the flask and drank down the rest of the liquor. How could his innocent Annabelle be naked? Frolicking with another woman? Dear God, she was his wife and he’d never seen her completely naked himself.

“How… how did this happen?” he croaked out.

“It seems your delicate, repressed wife has learned to release her pent-up desires… with a bit of help, of course.” Vincent grinned as Annabelle whimpered in delight.

“But how? They’re women, and—”

“Take a look,” Vincent said. “You might learn something.”

* * *

I hope you’ll check out the trilogy and let me know what you think. Which book is your favorite? Do you wish the series would continue? I enjoy hearing from readers and other authors, so drop me a line with questions or comments.

Be sure to follow my blog for the latest updates and visit me on social media.

Happy Reading,
Kelli A. Wilkins

Meet the Author:

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books. Her romances span many genres and heat levels.

Her trilogy of erotic romance novellas, Midsummer Night’s Delights, Midwinter Night’s Delights, and Ultimate Night’s Delights was released in spring 2017.

Loving a Wild Stranger was published in January 2017. This historical/pioneer romance is set in the wilds of the Michigan Territory and blends tender romance with adventure.

Kelli's third Medallion Press romance, Lies, Love & Redemption was released in September 2016. This spicy historical western is set on the Nebraska prairie in 1877.

Her writing book, You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction is a fun and informative guide filled with writing exercises and helpful tips all authors can use.

Kelli posts on her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliWilkins and Twitter: www.Twitter.com/KWilkinsauthor.

She also writes a weekly blog: http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/.

Visit her website, www.KelliWilkins.com to learn more about all of her writings, read book excerpts, reviews, and more. Readers can sign up for her newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/HVQqb.
Socialize with Kelli:

Here are a few links to find Kelli & her writings on the web

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2qep6xb

Website: http://www.KelliWilkins.com

Blog: http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/

Newsletter sign-up: http://eepurl.com/HVQqb

Medallion Press Author Page: http://medallionpress.com/author/kelli-wilkins/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliWilkins

Twitter: www.Twitter.com/KWilkinsauthor

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1123678.Kelli_A_Wilkins

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/KWilkinsAuthor/

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: Silas (A Playboys Liar Novel, Part 1) by S.R. Watson

TEASER TUESDAY!!!

Feast your eyes on the man...er...book teaser below!!


Title: Silas
Series: A Playboys Liar Novel (Part 1) 
Author: S.R. Watson
 Genre: Erotica
Release Date: June 5, 2017