Release Day Blitz: The Donor Prt 3 by Nikki Rae

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Summary Via Goodreads:

Casey may have not known what was in store for her when she met Jonah Black on MyTrueMatch.com, but now that she’s with him, life has become even more unexpected. She’s discovered someone else in the picture and now she cannot figure out how she fits into the puzzle.

Convinced that he doesn’t need her, Casey is torn between giving up and doing whatever it takes to help her family. But Jonah, it turns out, needs her more than she knows.

Time is something neither of them have.
Can they hold each other together as the clock runs out?
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The Donor (Part One)

Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.
They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.
Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.
Inside or out.

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The Donor (Part Two)
When Casey joined MYTrueMatch.com, she never imagined she would meet a man who not only helps her pay the bills, but has been nothing but a gentleman.
As the nose bleeds make way for worse symptoms, Casey can’t help the feelings she has for Jonah, despite how he may never return them. And he’s been keeping things from her. Big things. How does he make his money, and who is that girl in the picture?
With the clock ticking, can she find the answers she’s looking for?

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ARC Review: Generation X: The Rising by Desiree DeOrto

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The Elder Race was a story told around campfires. Aliens, monsters, mad men. Those who believed were called insane, but they were right. They came from space, the seas, and below the earth. Turns out they were waiting, patiently waiting all this time. For what, no one knew, until now. They’re coming for what they think is rightfully theirs, the half-breeds that are part human, part Elder.

Once The Rising began, those who were different were gathered. Separated from the life they knew, those they loved, and moved into camps where they were tested and given the choice. But for Elizabeth, there was no choice at all. They meant to make super soldiers out of them. What they discovered instead was something that no one ever expected.

Sometimes monsters aren’t the things you can’t see, but rather, they’re the weapons of your own creation. When you’re part Elder, and part human, it’s hard to see which side of you is the true hero, and which side is the monster. Everything Elizabeth thought she knew about herself and the world around her is changing, but will she be able to get through The Rising alive? Or will she become what the Government wants her to be: The ultimate weapon.

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My Review: (5 out of 5 stars)


And endings like that is how author’s get kidnapped and forced to write the next one ;)

WARNING: I was given this book in exchange for an honest review, honesty is what I do Kay? Kay.

Song Choice: “Ill With Want” by the Avett Brothers, “White Blank Page” by Mumford and Sons, “Hold On To What You Believe” by Mumford and Sons, “Drunk Again” by Reel Big Fish

First thoughts: So this was my first Desiree DeOrto book….it will not be my last


I was in awe when I started this, not only is the writing immersive, but the story is unique, engaging and heart-stopping good. The twist and turns you are sure she wouldn’t do to us, will keep you on the edge of your seat, biting your nails, and practically ripping your hair out when you have 10% left in the book and you have to leave for work…yeah totally didn’t happen…..nope….not at all. Anyhoops. I encourage any sci-fi enthusiast, nah, any reader who loves a little suspense (okay alot), a little bit of romance, a little bit (okay…a ton) of action – combat style kiddios, and not your cookie-cutter book, here you go.

Thoughts on Plot: So this I think while many Alien books have to deal with the government i think this was a book that wasn’t afraid to go real dark, and real fast. I loved the movement of the book in general, it starts out fast and when we have two different groups coming after one “Race” its automatically set up for who is going to get them first and when we move in this book, we move fast. I don’t think there was a point in this book I was thinking to myself, “Get on with it” it just moved at the speed I like. I didn’t feel overwhelmed with new information i think it was given at an even pace. The writing itself as i mentioned was immersive, I think I saw another review on how it felt like it was a movie, and I totally agree with that. I think that we are given enough descriptions that its easy to build but its not overly descriptive where you are just like..okay, okay i get it the floor has white tiles, that are made out of some type of tile ……awkward…. I enjoyed the entire book itself. It was just an overall great, fantastic read that will make you feel the feels and hope that things couldn’t get any worse then they already are….but they do. They so do. I really respect the hell out of the decisions that Desiree makes, but this isn’t a cookie-cutter book that is going to make you feel like nothing bad can never happen.


Characters:

Elizabeth: She…wow. She was kinda all sorts of awesome. I liked that this wasn’t a kinda of character that wasn’t real….does that make sense? She is handed this crazy amount of responsibility, she is young, and most of all she feels the feels. She is loyal to a fault but she loves who she loves and she will not betray them. In fact she will do almost – well no will do anything for the people she loves. And this gets her into a sticky situation. I like that she did break, we could see it, totally understand it and sympathize with her, while she broke she didn’t give up she kept going, and I think that was totally awesome. I love that she wasn’t this character that was hard as stone, just shoved everything down and would deal with it later, no that isn’t how it worked and i found it incredibly refreshing.

Micah: So I have this theory, when a book is told in third point of view, or even first and there is alternating POVs that is the guy that the girl is going to end up with, is this the most scientific/accurate theory, hell to the no. this being one of those cases. Micah was the star football player that all the girls wanted, but was friends with Lizzie first. He was sweet but I feel he is slippery. I don’t know how loyal he would remain if he loses all hope of ever getting the girl he has loved for years.

Brian: aka Brain too smart, and detached. Again he is another character that i feel is just a little to slippery for me. I think that he could go either way, which every way he deems the safest and more probable. Though i know he has emotions i think it comes down to what is safest.

Zander: oooh, when we first meet him i feel the heat, instantly. I wish that this was explored a little more, I wish that his and Liz’s relationship was expanded on, obviously i realize there is more than love at first sight, but I want to know more about it. I am curious and I am dying to know what happens. I am not sure whether to trust this kiddie cat or not. Originally I didn’t. Then I did. Now…I honestly don’t know.

The Doctor: FUCKING GOD, I wanted to murder him myself O.O evil evil bastard

Blog Tour: The Donor (Prt 3) by Nikki Rae (Spotlight and ARC Review)

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Summary Via Goodreads:

Casey may have not known what was in store for her when she met Jonah Black on MyTrueMatch.com, but now that she’s with him, life has become even more unexpected. She’s discovered someone else in the picture and now she cannot figure out how she fits into the puzzle.

Convinced that he doesn’t need her, Casey is torn between giving up and doing whatever it takes to help her family. But Jonah, it turns out, needs her more than she knows.

Time is something neither of them have.
Can they hold each other together as the clock runs out?
Synopses for the other parts:

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The Donor (Part One)

Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.
They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.
Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.
Inside or out.

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The Donor (Part Two)
When Casey joined MYTrueMatch.com, she never imagined she would meet a man who not only helps her pay the bills, but has been nothing but a gentleman.
As the nose bleeds make way for worse symptoms, Casey can’t help the feelings she has for Jonah, despite how he may never return them. And he’s been keeping things from her. Big things. How does he make his money, and who is that girl in the picture?
With the clock ticking, can she find the answers she’s looking for?

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My Review: 5 out of 5 stars


If I was to say this didn’t anger me, I would be lying. If I was to say this wasn’t what I was expecting that would be also a lie. It is not the job of the author to please the individual reader but to please the wills and needs of the characters. In the end, this was a tragically beautiful ending to a compelling and heart-wrenchingly story.

I would like to first warn readers of this review: This is the final installment of a serial, there will not be spoilers for this part unless hidden and to be read at your own risk. There may (most likely) be spoilers from part 1 and 2 there is no way around that.

Second Warning: This was given to me as an ARC in exchange for an honest review and honesty is what I do.

Song Choice: “Living of Love” The Avett Brothers, “Hold On To What You Believe” by Mumford and Sons

First thoughts: I had a hard time with this one. Not only was it my favorite part of the serial but it was also my most hated. Why you ask? Because it had to end. And I had a good feeling i knew exactly how it was going to end, well okay not EXACTLY but a general idea. And I was proven right….sort of. It is hard to say without giving the book away so I won’t. In the end I cannot fault Nikki for the way she handled the ending, actually as much as i dreaded the known ending (in my mind) I wasn’t unsatisfied with it. Far from it. I sort of respected the hell out of it, and totally understood why. Didn’t make it easier ;). So I spoke a lot about the ending in this part I feel its important because its not just the ending of the ending piece, but this is the final installment of Jonah and Casey’s story.

Thoughts on Plot: So granted there were things I totally did not see coming, not at all, and I thought that was a huge piece of this entire thing. Things just aren’t as they seem right? Who is this high class looking hooker that is all over Jonah? And where did all of Casey’s things go? She found a sanctuary before she died isn’t that what we all hope for? I think so. And it was going to be seemingly ripped away from her. Never fear my friends!!! Keep reading…until the rug gets pulled from underneath you once again. I wanted to hate Jonah for so many reasons, but i couldn’t find it in me to do so. He gave Casey a gift that I don’t think anyone else could. In the end this final installment to a heart-breaking tale ends with all the hopes and dreams of a young woman fulfilled. For me it was an excellent ending. HUGEST OF THE HUGE SPOILERS RIGHT HERE (view spoiler)

Characters:

Casey: A well rounded young woman who has lived her life to help her family and make sure they can make it for when she is gone. She is the definition of selfless, Jonah offers so her so much and she doesn’t take it. In the end I think i understand her and believe that is she the girl we all say we want to read about, but I am not going to lie i was secretly hoping for something else. I think she gets to experience something beautiful in this last installment. Not only have we seen her fall in love with Jonah but she gets something she never has before. Someone took care of her for once. Casey was a wonderful character.

Jonah: He was hard to hate even though I wanted to at a few points. I understood him though. I appreciated everything he had done and continues to do for Casey. (That’s really all i got sorry)

Writing: Excellent, unique, and intriguing.

Release Day Blitz: Charlotte by M. Sembera

The true measure of a person’s worth lies not within what they can offer you but what you have to offer them. No matter how desirable, are they worth your time, patience, forgiveness, loyalty, friendship, love, respect, understanding, compassion, trust? If not, they are worth more than you have to offer.

They deserve for you to let them go.

Charlotte Roberts and Augustus (Auggie) Caffrey may never have known each other, if it were not for William Caffrey. They would have simply moved on with their own lives without the anger and resentment that followed, when William fell for Charlotte almost six years ago.

Under the pretense of introducing Trace Delgado, her soon to be fiancé, to her adoptive parents, Emerson and Amila Roberts, Charlotte arrives back in her small southern hometown to personally collect on the forgiveness William promised he would give her if she ever returned.

Spending his days at the hospital with his brother William and his nights tending bar at The Dog House, Auggie knows it is only a matter of time before he loses the brother he has tried his entire life to protect.

When Auggie finds out Charlotte is in town, to no doubt torment his brother on his death bed, he wants her to stay as far away from William as possible. All Charlotte wants is to be forgiven and move on with a clear conscience. While, William’s dying wish is to ensure the two people he cares about most step outside of their comfort zones and see that life is not as cut and dry as they think it is.

Charlotte’s guilt and Auggie’s brotherly devotion compel them to, secretly, follow through with William’s last requests forcing them to begrudgingly spend time together. The more time they spend together, the closer they become. And the harder it is to keep what is taking place between them secret.

Late nights visits and stolen moments cause Charlotte to fall hard. But when a reminder of what brought them together stops Auggie dead in his tracks, he starts to question how far he’s willing to go with someone who was his brother’s first.

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    Leaning onto the doorframe through the open door, Charlotte crossed one foot in front of the other and greeted, “Well this is a surprise.”

    Clearing his throat as he looked her over, Auggie questioned, “Do you really know how to do this?” holding a green ledger book up to her.

    Drawing out a “Yep,” she looked him up and down.

Auggie was consistent if nothing else. The only thing that varied was his choice of shirt and even then it was still plaid. And what was with the beanie? Clearly he wasn’t going bald, she had seen him at the cemetery without it and although it was fashionable to wear them, he didn’t strike her as keeping up with trends.

    Just about the time she started to think about what was hidden by his ugly shirt, Auggie said, “Sundays are my only day off.”

    “And?” she questioned, wanting him to come right out and ask her for help.

    “That’s the day I work on this stuff.”

    Rolling her eyes as she turned to walk back into the living room, Charlotte replied, “Thanks for sharin’.”

Auggie followed her into the house, already frustrated by the way she was acting.

    Closing the door behind himself, he griped, “You said you knew an easy way to keep books. Are you gonna show me or what?”

    Continuing to the couch, she sat down, crossing one leg over the other, saying, “That depends.”

    “On what?”

    Fluttering her eyelashes at him, Charlotte proposed, “Ask me nicely.”

    Narrowing his eyes at her, he snapped, “Kiss my ass.”

    Slowly shaking her head, Charlotte leaned back rebutting, “I do believe it’s my ass you should be kissing, Augustus.”

    “You must be high out of your mind if you think I’m kissin’ anything of yours.”

    Feeling a bit insulted, she sat up straight and offered, “Look, you don’t like me and I don’t like you so let’s lay our cards on the table and help each other out.”

    Suspicious, he scowled, “Alright.”

    Charlotte patted the spot on the couch next to her, saying, “Have a seat.”

    “Yea, no thanks.”

Fluttering her lashes as she rolled her eyes at him, she stood up with a loud huff.

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  Auggie watched as Charlotte made her way to a chair facing the couch. With a sarcastic expression, she motioned for him to sit on the couch by himself.

    Taking the offer, he sat before asking, “You wanna get dressed first.”

    Crossing one of her long legs over the other, she replied, “I am dressed.”

The spot where he sat on the couch still smelled like her, making him wish she would go put more clothes on.

    “Let’s hear it.”

    Placing her hands on the arms of the chair, Charlotte stated, “I made your brother a promise before he died and I need you to keep it.”

    Running his last conversation with Will over in his mind, Auggie asked, “Oh yea, how’s that?”

   She was silent for a moment before sharing, “He wanted me to make an effort with you. Since he loved us and we cared about him, he wanted me to be here for you.”

    Instantly furious, Auggie stood up correcting, “I didn’t just care about him, he’s my brother. I don’t need anything from anybody and honey, if I did, you’re the last person on earth…” until she cut him off, arguing, “Really? Then why are you here?”

Asking himself that same question, Auggie remembered Will making him promise he would look out for Charlotte while she was here.

  Glaring at her, Auggie sat back down. He didn’t want to spend time with her. He didn’t want to have anything to do with her at all. Will had really screwed him over with this one.

    “What did you have in mind?”

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M. Sembera was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and now lives in Brazoria, Texas with her husband, three kids, three dogs and two cats. After writing her first short story when she was in high school, M. instantly fell in love with writing. However, life sometimes gets in the way of aspirations and it wasn’t until years later, when her life calmed down, M. was able to start writing again.

‘For me, each new book I write or character I create feels like the first time and I find myself falling in love with writing all over again’

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Release Day Blitz: Katerina’s Hope by Sabrina Rawson

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Katerina’s Hope

Synopsis

Lady Katerina Kastekanos believes Striker Wells is the other half of her heart.  Assisting the High Council in talks of peace she struggles with deep rooted fears of abandonment, but can she be true to the man she has fallen in love with before her darkest secret can destroy any hope for a future with him? Before anyone can embark on the quest for the Firing Sword Katerina is kidnapped.

Striker Wells is son to Queen Briksanna and knowing Katerina is her best friend he does not feel ashamed of his love or his commitment to pledge his life to her.  Before their lives can begin Katerina is kidnapped.  Devastated, Striker searches for his lost love sworn not to stop until she is found.  The woman he finds is not the same woman when she was taken.  Will Striker be able to overcome his personal demons of abandonment to accept the man Katerina will need him to be for them to have a lifetime of happily ever after?

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Although Sabrina Rawson had been physically writing for two years the ideas that conceived her first novel had been percolating in her mind for many years. In many ways she found life experiences had influenced her story although written in fantasy format.

Nelson Mandela’s words inspired her:
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

No truer words could have been said. After her first cancer battle four years ago, she was in the mindset to survive, get back to my swing of things. Problem was she couldn’t. She wasn’t the same person anymore. She relapsed by the end of the first year. She survived that experience exhausted and has had multiple tumors pop up ever since. To say her health presented a mental and physical challenge was putting it mildly.  She wanted to be more, do more, and was determined to reinvent herself along the way.

What she left behind after that first surgery, was her passion for life. Cancer didn’t take that away, she put buried it along with her drive and ambition. Her creative muse happily skipped right along with the rest of her dreams leaving her disconnected.  She had to rediscover herself and it was a slow personal process.  Four years post her first surgery and even if she had to do it all over again tomorrow, so what!  She refused to settle for a life less than what she could create for herself.

Sabrina has published works with Survivor’s Review Online Magazine and Titan InKorp Online eMag.  She published the first novel within a New Adult Urban Fantasy Romance called A Novel of Four Realms, titled Briksanna’s Sacrifice.  Book two within the series is due to publish this fall titled Katerina’s Hope with book three scheduled to release early 2015 titled Gabriella’s Promise.

Sabrina lives in Sonoma County heart of the wine country of California enjoying life in the rural land happily married to a wonderful supportive husband. You can always find her reading a book or cooking a meal for her multitude of children.

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A Novel of Four Realms Series by Sabrina Rawson

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Release Day Blitz: Raven (Legends Saga #2) by Stacey Rourke

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Series: Legends Saga # 2
Author: Stacey Rourke
Audience: NA Paranormal
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Formats: E-book and Paperback  
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Cover by: Najla Qamber Designs
Editor: Melissa Ringsted
Date Published: Sept 22, 2014






















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An infamous love, destined nevermore,
For death could not claim, the enchanting Lenore.
Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane ventures to Manhattan in search of a way to break her soul crushing bond. Instead, she discovers the lines between fact and fiction are blurring once more. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Could the works of Poe be coming to pass with handsome Wall Street Midas Ridley Peolte as their unwilling target?
She walks the Earth, a plague on mankind,
searching for he, her rotted heart doth pine.
Together, the two unknowingly release a dark force death itself could not tame. Surrounded by the unrelenting violence and mayhem they’ve unleashed, Ireland feels her control over the Horseman slipping. Before the beast within consumes her, she and her crew must follow the clues of the dead to right a centuries’ old wrong. Will it be enough to sate the Horseman’s appetite?
Hell hath no fury like a ghoul scorned.




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Clamping her eyes on the wash of tears that threatened, Ireland ignored the wailing of her heart … and laid a palm to each of their cheeks. One lone tear snuck between her lashes at the cascade of tingles seeping up her arms.

“You can’t blame them for not understanding,” a familiar voice drawled behind her.

She spun as he neared, leaving Rip and Noah wheezing for breath—or, more likely, completion of her task.

Techno-colored flowers bloomed in a colorless world each time the sole of Ridley’s shoes met the earth. The crisp cut of his white, tailored suit was accented by a burst of color from the button-down shirt beneath that changed in hue to match the species of flowers that sprung to life. Hydrangeas blue. Orchid purple. Lily fuchsia. Rose coral. As he neared, Ireland noticed his eyes morphed to match as well. The result hypnotic.

His haggard and troubled façade was a thing of the past. The man before her exuded confidence and a zest for life from every pore. The draw of which was so magnetic Ireland had to fight to keep her feet planted while her body insisted she close the distance between them.

“To them this is a thrill, a game of chicken against the Reaper himself.” Ridley paused beside her, his shoulder skimming hers. Even then he didn’t grace her with a glance, his attention fixed on Rip and Noah. Tipping his head toward her, the warmth of his breath teased over her breast bone. “For us, it’s destiny.”

The moment he stepped away from her, the chill of solitude lashed at Ireland’s soul and cut deep. Bending eye-level with her withering subjects, Ridley pursed his rose petal lips to blow a soft, healing breath over both of them. Wan complexions of the dying were ripened to plump apricot. Both men blinked away their disappointment before dipping in a low bow—foreheads to the ground in a show of respect.

“No need for that, boys.” Ridley smoothed the front of his suit coat, a self-depreciating chuckle playing over his lips.

Neither humbled servant budged.

“You’re like me?” Pacing in a slow circle around him, Ireland’s eye narrowed.

He matched her steps, leading them in an intimate waltz normally reserved for predators—or lovers.

“Like you?” He tsked. “Oh no, my darling flower. There is no other like you. Our only similarity is being pawns in a game that began centuries before either of our fathers got an amorous gleam in their eyes.”

Ireland’s gaze lingered over the soft curve of his mouth, wondering if his lips could possibly taste as delectable as they looked. “How do we play?”

Curling one finger into a ruffled tuft of her skirt, Ridley pulled her to him. Bowing his head, he brushed his cheek over the delicate curve of her collarbone. “The game is already in motion,” he murmured. “The rule sheet not meant for our eyes. All we can do now is stay alive.” 

Ireland weaved her fingers into his hair, yanking his head back with a passion driven force that bordered on violent. “I’ve taken lives. I’m a monster,” she snarled against his lips, tormenting them both with the agonizing veil of energy that denied their touch.

His hand snaked up her arm to find her fingers and loosen her grasp. Palm to palm. Fingers entwined with fingers. “Does granting it make me any better?”

Ridley didn’t give her time to answer. With one hand pressed to the small of her back he crushed her to him.  Their lips met with a desperate urgency that caused Heaven and Earth to quake in nervous anticipation of what was coming … 

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Title: Crane

Series: Legends Saga # 1

Author: Stacey Rourke

Genre: NA paranormal

Date Published: May 26, 2014

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The Horseman is unending,

his presence shan’t lessen.

If you break the curse,

you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?

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Contact Info: Visit the author at www.staceyrourke.com
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Cover Reveal: Betrayed (Breaking the Darkness #2) by Felicia Starr

Kasha Alexander has been through a great deal since the death of her Gram, kidnapped, and abused, she has fought her way out of captivity with the help of the one man who just might be her saving grace, Graven.

Graven has been searching for Kasha for a millennia and now that he’s found her, he’s not about to let her go. He will protect her in any form, no matter what the cost…

Little does he know how high that cost will be….

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Betrayed
by Felicia Starr

Series:
Breaking the Darkness #2

Genre:
Urban Fantasy
Paranormal Romance

Publisher:
Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing

Publication Date:
October 29, 2014

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PREVIOUS INSTALLMENTS IN THE BREAKING THE DARKNESS SERIES
Taken (Breaking the Darkness #1)
Marked (Breaking the Darkness #1.5)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author Felicia Starr lives five miles from her favorite Jersey Shore destination with her amazingly supportive family. She loves to spend time creating special memories with her husband and two young boys.

Everyone expected her first publication to be a cookbook, but her love for writing has surpassed her love for cooking.

Felicia graduated magna cum laude from Kean University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a post baccalaureate in elementary education. She is a licensed real estate sales person, a certified yoga instructor, and most importantly, a stay-at-home mom.

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Cover Reveal: The Donor – Part Three by Nikki Rae

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Synopsis:

Casey may have not known what was in store for her when she met Jonah Black on MyTrueMatch.com, but now that she’s with him, life has become even more unexpected. She’s discovered someone else in the picture and now she cannot figure out how she fits into the puzzle.

Convinced that he doesn’t need her, Casey is torn between giving up and doing whatever it takes to help her family. But Jonah, it turns out, needs her more than she knows.

Time is something neither of them have.

Can they hold each other together as the clock runs out?

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Cover Reveal: The HAVOC Series by Autumn Grey

We’re excited to share the gorgeous covers for the HAVOC Series by Autumn Grey! Let us know what you think!
 
 
Havoc (Havoc #1)
Genre: Adult contemporary romance
Release date: December 2, 2014

Blurb:
Selene Michaels is determined to never let anyone make her feel inferior again. After a painful divorce, she finds herself in Paris on a working holiday, hopeful that this will be the opportunity she has been waiting for. She intends to have fun and maybe find a Prince Charming to flirt with; someone who will show her a good time, treat her right, and awaken her to all she has been missing. What she does not expect to find is Remington St. Germain and his adorable son, Adrien. Remington is intense, devastatingly hot and a Prince Charming on the outside, but a dirty talking, insatiable devil behind closed doors—the opposite of the man she has been hoping for—and not the type to give up on something that he wants. Selene soon realizes that life with Remington is not only interesting, but adventurous. It’s dangerous, and she’s about to find out how dangerous. . . if she is brave enough to take a chance.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22034517-havoc?from_search=true

Obliterate (Havoc #2)
Genre: Adult contemporary romance
Release date: January 5th, 2015

Blurb:
“I knew the moment I gave in to pursuing Selene that trouble would follow me. It always does. I should have resisted.”

Remington St. Germain is at a crossroads. He can either go after the one person who makes him feel as if he matters—the only person to ever calm the demons that roam his mind—or forget about her. The latter is not an option, even though there is a chance she might reject him. But, damn it all to hell, he will convince her. He has to. Otherwise, he will be right back where he was before she came into his life.

Selene Michaels’ stay in Paris is only temporary. She shouldn’t get too attached to Remington and his son, Adrien. But, Remington makes her feel alive and reckless, and Adrien makes her loss almost bearable. They complete her. She has a feeling there is more to Remington than a doting single father and her overprotective Prince Charming. Besides, the risk of being with them still looms closeby and she will do anything to keep them safe.

Sometimes life gives you a second chance. But what happens when danger threatens that chance?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22883564-obliterate

Mend (Havoc #3)
Genre: Adult contemporary romance
Release: February 9th, 2015

Blurb:
Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, especially in love. Remington has played that game before and lost. One thing is certain… Losing Selene is not an option. As the threat on their lives looms closer, he knows one wrong move and she might disappear from his life forever. The clock is ticking, and Remington is competing against time to save the woman who is fast becoming a part of his soul.

But what happens after that? Will she stay, or will his past destroy any chance with her?

Love is what remains after our reservations melt away; when we let our demons come out to play.

Selene knows it is just a matter of time before all hell breaks loose. Whoever is after them is after blood. Her blood. She should have cut ties with Remington the second she read that first letter, but that is no longer a choice. She has fallen too far, too hard, and she is in too deep, both emotionally and physically.

At times secrets unite, and sometimes they destroy lives. Will the secret that binds them be enough to break Selene and Remington, or will it mend shattered bonds and make them stronger?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22883569-mend

HAVOC Excerpt
The past few months had been a blur of tireless workouts, to get back in shape to get back into modeling. If there was a city that’d make me forget the shit plaguing my life, Paris was it. I was here for work and pleasure, and I intended to take the pleasure part very seriously. The only thing clouding my bliss was right there in front of me—the receptionist currently tapping the polished counter of the Hotel L’Arc with his fingers.

I dropped my head in my hands, tired. I’d been waiting for Andrew—my contact with Sara Arden Modeling agency here in Paris—to call me back after having left several voice messages on his phone.

A soft, deep baritone on my right pulled me out of my thoughts. I lifted my head and turned around, momentarily forgetting that I didn’t have a room for the night as my gaze locked with the tall guy standing beside me, dressed in a black pea coat and jeans. Pain and something like devastation flashed in his eyes, before he quickly schooled his expression.

He was tall, with dark, slightly wavy hair that curled at the nape of his neck, high cheekbones, and a chiseled jaw covered in a light scruff. Dark eyebrows with equally long, spiky lashes fringed his emerald-green eyes, which were now fixed intensely on me, his expression unreadable. And finally, his lips—full but not overly so and wide with a touch of rosy pink that gave them a healthy look.

And he was still staring at me, his brow furrowed as though he were trying to figure out something. Or was it confusion?

My gaze moved away from his as I narrowed my eyes, taking in how his navy-blue blazer framed his broad shoulders and his blue jeans hugged his muscular thighs.

God, he was beautiful. And very scary. Why the hell was he staring at me like that?

Being a size-twelve model, I was used to people staring at me appreciatively. Or sometimes in veiled disgust. I saw none of that on this man’s face. Admittedly, not everyone was into full-bodied girls like me. Not knowing what was going on behind those green eyes was as disturbing as the weird pull I felt toward him. I’ve always heard people say how they meet someone, and right there the earth shifts around them or some gravitational shit. This wasn’t that kind of pull, but a primal awareness of two souls.



Covers designed by Louisa Maggio~~ LM Creations

Author bio:
Autumn Grey is the author of the soon to be released contemporary romance, Havoc, Obliterate, Mend (Havoc series). And just like her characters, she is quirky, sometimes funny and definitely flawed. She writes sexy contemporary romances full of drama, steamy kisses and happy ever afters.

Author contact:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutumnGrey26
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAutumnGrey?ref=hl
Blog: http://autumngreywrites.wordpress.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7337710.Autumn_Grey

Cover Reveal: Stolen (A Rebirth Prequel) by Becca Vincenza

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Title: Stolen (A Rebirth Prequel)
Author: Becca Vincenza
Release Date: Winter 2014
Genre: Adult Paranormal
Cover Designer: Airicka Mystical Creations
Warnings: Language, sexual content, abuse and violence
Formats: eBook & paperback

Stolen - Amazon Front Cover

Author Note: This book takes place before and during Damaged, it can be read before, but I strongly urge that this be read AFTER Damaged. (this isn’t a gimmick or anything, the way the story is set it does do spoilers for Damaged)

Xavier is set to protect the dying races. As a fierce gargoyle warrior, he isn’t meant to love deeply.
Drake is the last of his kind, and survival isn’t easy.
Xavier recognizes Drake as his true mate the first time they meet. However, Drake’s tormented past has led him to the wrong woman. Xavier must do what he can to save Drake from the choices he’s made. If Drake’s resentment, fears, and stubborn denial can be overcome, they’ll have a love that could bridge the races.
This isn’t a story of redemption. This is their story.

Warning: This is an adult book. There are exploit scenes of sex, torture, and violence. This isn’t meant for readers under the age of 18. Please note this is a Male/Male Romance.

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22748988-stolen

Excerpt:

So began the birth of our child. Coy screamed as she pushed our baby out, and I tried to watch out for both of them, I did. I knew something was wrong though.

The umbilical cord wrapped around the baby. I looked up at Coy she was struggling. Her head lobbed forward, sweat was pouring down her face.

“Coy, you listen to me, baby girl. You can do this. Stay with me.” I didn’t want to alarm her that something was wrong with the baby but she looked up at me. Tears in her eyes.

“Save her. Please…save her.” My beautiful Coy, her small face that could practically fit in my palm of my hand, pleaded. Her eyes were slightly too big, her nose slightly crooked, her lips were full. Kissable lips that I leaned forward and pressed my own against hers. My dragon was calling out to her, screaming at her not to leave us. We needed her. I pressed my forehead to hers.

“Please don’t make me chose. Please don’t do this to me.” My breath was haggard.

“I’m not making you chose, I am not giving you a choice. Save her. Please. Love her, and make sure our child lives.” Coy moved away from me. I had never felt so far from her before. My heart was breaking and my dragon moved forward. He wanted to destroy the thing that would take away our Coy, our love. If she continued to push she would kill both of them, I couldn’t stop her from pushing.

I moved down to our child and unwrapped the cord. My hands were covered in Coy’s blood in the matter of moments. She was losing too much, too fast. I looked up at her she was pale. I knew that she wasn’t going to make it. I didn’t want to go on. I didn’t care anymore. Coy was the only good thing I had found in this world.

“Drake…”

I was so far retreated in my mind I allowed the dragon to take over this form. He turned toward the stranger and snapped his teeth but did nothing more. Something about his scent called to my dragon, comforted him enough that the rage we were feeling only moments before started to dissipate. The stranger’s eyes were on my child though.

My child. A growl ripped from my throat warning him.

“I am not here to hurt you, or her. I want to help you.”

I realized that my child was screaming in my arms. I moved the dragon over. He fought me at first snapping and whipping his tail. He wanted to be charge. I shoved past him so I could look at my child.

She. It was a girl. Tears stung my eyes. A girl. Just like Coy had said. I moved next to my dying mate. She was so weak, barely even breathing but I brought our child next to her.

“It’s a girl. You are always right. I hope you know that. I always knew you were right. She looks a lot like you. She has your face, beautiful round cheeks. She has my eyes though, a perfect mixture of you and me, just like you always said.”

The stranger watched us, but he didn’t make a sound or move. I appreciated that. In a while I would ask who he was, what he was doing here. Why he smelled the way he did. My dragon kept pushing at my mind and I almost let him through. It was becoming too hard to fight. I looked down at Coy. She had stopped moving all together when I told her it was girl. I pushed away Coy’s hair and kissed her on the forehead.

Get caught up in the series:

Damaged - Amazon Front Cover

 

 

 

Damaged for Free:
There are some beings in this world, long thought to be extinct. Some seek to protect them, others want control, but some . . . some are hell bent on their destruction.

Audrey was taken from her father, hidden away from the world, and tortured for five years. She was rescued, but is she really safe, or is there someone else waiting to betray her? Can she trust those who saved her? Can she learn to accept who she really is?

Stone was on a routine mission to extract valuable information from a rival clan of paranormals. Instead, he and his team find something much more valuable: a scarred, damaged young woman who holds many secrets, and whose power is beyond anything they could ever have imagined.There is much more to Audrey than meets the eye and Stone is determined to protect her.

Audrey and Stone are about to find out it’s hard to know who to trust.

Buy Links: 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Damaged-Rebirth-Becca-Vincenza-ebook/dp/B00I5N04AK
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/damaged-becca-vincenza/1118325790?ean=2940045586771
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/399992

 

Healed - Amazon Front Cover

 

 

 

Healed (Rebirth #2) – 2.99
The race is on to find the Rebirth paranormals.

Elijah doesn’t have feelings. He doesn’t care, nor does he empathize, until the day Audrey was found. While searching her mind telepathically, things suddenly changed for him. He never imagined that he would face all the emotions plaguing him. Now he is on a mission to find the rumored Rebirth creature. What happens when a creature never meant to feel anything suddenly becomes attached to another?

Valentine always knew there was something…different about her. While she hated even the thought of blood, she loved to help those in need. She felt an instant connection with her patients and always strived to save lives. Her adoptive sister always told her that she cared too much. That she couldn’t save everyone. And now there is a colder than ice man in her life that won’t go away, and won’t take no for an answer. The problem is, she never wanted to push him away, even though she knows he will be her downfall.

Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Healed-Rebirth-Book-Becca-Vincenza-ebook/dp/B00MKYZ2HU
UK Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MKYZ2HU?%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/461577
Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/healed-becca-vincenza/1120028672?ean=2940046068436
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/healed/id904283605?mt=11

 

About the Author: 

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Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, and reading about hot men. When she’s not wearing her author hat, she’s working to pay off her student loans for her recently acquired English degree. She recently released the two books in her Rebirth Series and is set to release the third at the end of the year.

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