BLOOD BOUND Excerpt Blitz & Giveaway!

Please enjoy the Blood Bound Excerpt Blitz where each site will have a different excerpt and they will all flow together. At the end of the excerpt will be a link for the previous and next in the Blitz. There is also a giveaway, so make sure to comment and enter!

BLOOD BOUND

(Book 2, House Millar series) Published February 29th 2012

Purchase eBook: Amazon | ARe | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble

Purchase Print: Geas Publishing | Amazon

How many ways can a hearts true love be shared? After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

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Áine will be giving away one eBook of BLOOD’S VOICE plus a $5 Gift Card from Amazon or Are to one luck winner! In order to win you need to fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

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BLOOD'S VOICE Excerpt Blitz & Giveaway

Please enjoy the Blood’s Voice Excerpt Blitz where each site will have a different excerpt and they will all flow together. At the end of the excerpt will be a link for the previous and next in the Blitz. There is also a giveaway, so make sure to comment and enter!

BLOOD’S VOICE

(Book 1, House Millar series) Published June 1st 2011

Purchase eBook: Geas Publishing | Amazon
Purchase Print: Geas Publishing | Amazon

Anya Millar had no memory of her life or an instruction manual on how to navigate the insane world of humans, biting, and reality. Instead, Anya has had to learn to navigate the world of love, life, and sanity while avoiding those that would see her dead or enslaved.

Anya must come to terms with who she is and her missing past, Nicholas must win back the object of his eternal love while dealing with new cravings in his silent heart, and Declán must learn to destroy the very creatures that he has unequivocally given his heart and blood.

This is the ongoing journey of Anya and Nicholas, human loving vampires and the human they love, Declán. What makes it all more complicated is that they are abominations in their own world and Declán is a natural born vampire hunter called a Guardian.

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Áine will be giving away one eBook of BLOOD BOUND plus a $5 Gift Card from Amazon or Are to one luck winner! In order to win you need to fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

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THE RELUCTANT SANTA by Sylvia McDaniel w/ Excerpt and Giveaway

Title: The Reluctant Santa
Author: Sylvia McDaniel
Publisher: Virtual Bookseller
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Heat Level: Sensual
Length: 200 pages / 80k words
Source: CBLS 
Available at: Amazon

Colin McDermott has one last chance to get Christmas right. Since his mother abandoned him on Christmas Eve never to return, Colin McDermott has hated Christmas and sworn never to have children. But this year two angels are giving him everything he didn’t want. A Santa suit, a child and a chance at love again. This is his last chance to learn the true meaning of Christmas.

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Excerpt & Giveaway: I NEED YOU FOR CHRISTMAS by Leah Braemel

Coming December 3, 2012 from Carina Press as part of their 2012 Red Hot Holiday Anthology, edited by Angela James.

Title: I Need You For Christmas
Author:
Leah Braemel
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Holiday, Romance
Length: 34k words
Pre-order: Carina Press | Kindle | Nook | Apple

Ryan Porter is a sculptor, and beneath his callused hands, even the most rigid metals bend to his will. So, too, does his girlfriend Megan—a confident, strong woman who delights in submitting to Ryan’s dominance in the bedroom.

Megan is a Mountie, and she’s spent the past few years in the arctic following her career dreams. Family obligations kept Ryan at home, but their love survived the distance thanks to several hot visits. A Mountie always gets her man, and Megan is bound and determined to keep Ryan.

Now Megan’s with Ryan for the holidays…but how long will this visit last? She’s always been willing to do anything Ryan desires, but will he finally tell her that all he needs for Christmas is her?

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Interview w/ Leah Braemel, Author of I NEED YOU FOR CHRISTMAS

Coming December 3, 2012 from Carina Press as part of their 2012 Red Hot Holiday Anthology, edited by Angela James.

Title: I Need You For Christmas
Author:
Leah Braemel
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Holiday, Romance
Length: 34k words
Pre-order: Carina Press | Kindle | Nook | Apple

Ryan Porter is a sculptor, and beneath his callused hands, even the most rigid metals bend to his will. So, too, does his girlfriend Megan—a confident, strong woman who delights in submitting to Ryan’s dominance in the bedroom.

Megan is a Mountie, and she’s spent the past few years in the arctic following her career dreams. Family obligations kept Ryan at home, but their love survived the distance thanks to several hot visits. A Mountie always gets her man, and Megan is bound and determined to keep Ryan.

Now Megan’s with Ryan for the holidays…but how long will this visit last? She’s always been willing to do anything Ryan desires, but will he finally tell her that all he needs for Christmas is her?

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5 Drops Review: CRUCIBLE OF FATE by Mary Calmes

Title: Crucible of Fate
Author:
Mary Calmes
Series: Change of Heart, #4
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 21st 2012
Genre: M/M, Shifter, Romance
Length: 234 pages
Source: Purchase
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Available At:
Dreamspinner | Amazon | ARe | B&N

In the secret city of Sobek, Domin Thorne is making his way as the newly chosen semel-aten, the leader of the werepanther world. He aspires to make sweeping changes—he’s set goals for himself and the people he chose to bring with him, modeling his reign after that of his friend, Logan Church. But Domin may have set too lofty a goal: his normal leadership style isn’t working.

While juggling a homesick Crane, a moody Mikhail, a bullwhip-wielding Taj, servants with murderous intentions, a visiting ex, and a mate on a dangerous goodwill mission, Domin has to figure out his new role alone. He also must determine how to deal with a conspiracy, all the while falling hard for a man who, for the first time in Domin’s life, reciprocates that love. Whether Domin is ready or not, Fate has stepped in to teach him a lesson: internal threats are just as dangerous as external ones.

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5 Drops Review: BOOTS ON THE GROUND by Angela S. Stone

A while back I reviewed the book, Sometimes It’s Fate, for a new M/M Romance author and loved both the story and the setting. That’s how I ‘met’ Angela S. Stone. Well, I convinced her to sit down with me for an interview, which was fun! Now however . . . I’m here to share book #2 in her Canada’s Finest series, Boots on the Ground! Check out below for my review and a great little excerpt for all my M/M fans out there. 🙂


Title: Boots on the Ground
Author:
Angela S. Stone
Publisher: Phaze Publishing
Release Date: November 20th 2012
Series: Canada’s Finest, #2
Genre: M/M, Erotic, Romance, Military/Police
Pages: 189
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
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Available At:
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Ash Cooper and Jason McCarty know they need to do one thing, and one thing alone: stay alive.

An IED attack destroyed their convoy and left them both injured in the high desert of Afghanistan and running from insurgents. They take refuge with a group of Afghan civilians, and their only hope of rescue is two satellite phones that might be damaged beyond repair.

Ash and Jason join forces with a British army nurse to survive the harsh living conditions. As days to turn to weeks, they think of home, the husbands they left behind, and the lives they want to return to.

But with food rations running short, the elders angry at them, and the hope of rescue lost, Ash and Jason start to give up, and in the end turn to each other in their struggle for survival.

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{eBook Tour} Interview w/ Sarah Bella, Author of "Delilah's Passion"

Come follow along a learn about Delilah’s Passion and the mind behind the creation of this book. There is also a tour-wide gift basket at the end!! Enter at every stop for more chances to win!!!

Title: Delilah’s Passion
Author: Sarah Bella
Publisher: Sizzler Editions
Length: 193 pages
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance 
Source:
BTS
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Amazon | All Romance

Delilah Steele was living the high life. She had a high-powered job, a man she loved and nothing was holding her back. When her world, and her trust, was irrevocably shattered by the man she loved, Delilah had no choice but to return to the town she grew up in – and couldn’t wait to leave. There, she goes to work for Aiden Dean, a handsome heartbreaker who seems to have his eye on Delilah. When Delilah’s long-absent father arrives on the scene, she has to figure out how to cope with his presence and desire to be a part of her life. Now Delilah has to learn how to live – and love – all over again. Will her hard knocks past continue to haunt her, or will Aiden break through her tough exterior and show her that forever can be a good thing?

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{eBook Tour} Review w/ Excerpt: TORN TOGETHER by Emlyn Chand

Title: Torn Together
Author:
Emlyn Chand
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Length: 258 pages
Source:
Goddess Fish
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Amazon | Smashwords | Kobo

From her cheating boyfriend to her dead father and cold, judgmental mother, Daly knows she can’t trust others to be there when it counts. This cynicism begins to melt away when she meets Kashi, a light-hearted charmer from India, who decides he cares too much to let her fade into the background of her own life. After a series of false starts, their quirky romance carries them to India, where Daly must win the approval of Kashi’s family in order to seal their “forever.”

Meanwhile, Laine struggles to cope with the pain of early widowhood, fleeing into the pages of her well-worn library and emerging only to perform her duties as a social worker at the crisis pregnancy center. Although her daughter wants nothing more than to work as an artist, Laine doesn’t know how to redirect Daly to a more suitable profession without further damaging their tenuous relationship.

Can Laine look past her pain to learn from an unlikely mentor? Has Daly finally found someone whom she can trust? Will the women recognize their common bonds before the relationship is broken beyond repair?

“Torn Together,” Emlyn Chand’s first sojourn into Literary/Women’s Fiction, illustrates how our similarities often drive us apart.

Emotionally deep, Torn Together is both a contemporary romance and a coming of age (of sorts) story where Daly has to find herself in order to truly move forward with her future. The writing was perfect for the story type and characters. I devoured the story, being quite annoyed when I realized I had stayed up until 3 AM to finish it, lol.

The wide cast of characters are unique and each one truly has a place in Daly’s journey to self and love. The only issues I had were the reflection instead of active telling when it came to Daly’s mother and at times her best friend as well. The beginning was a little slow but don’t let that deter you! The imagery is spectacular, the emotional conflict and growth engaging, the ending heart wrenching yet perfect, and yes, you should have a box of tissues handy!

I don’t want to give too much away because this is such a powerful story that I strongly recommend it to any who enjoy stories of triumph and growth. I will be rereading this one, with my trusty Kleenex close at hand!

FIRST KISS:

Kashi pushed the second door open, and a wall of heat crashed into them. She peeled off both Kashi’s jacket and her own, letting the hot air dry her clothes.

“Told you.” He smiled when she handed his jacket back to him.

She stepped toward the stacked stone fountain at the center of the room, and listened to the simple harmony of the flowing water.

“I love this place,” Kashi said. “Engages all the senses.”

She agreed, taking in the sights and scents of the blossoming flowers, listening to the gentle trickle of the fountain, and allowing the warmth of the garden to embrace her. It engaged all the senses, as Kashi had said, except for taste. She glanced over at him, fixing her gaze on his full lips.

Why aren’t I brave enough to initiate the kiss myself? “So beautiful,” she said, bringing her eyes to meet his.

A curious Postman Butterfly landed on the fountain next to them. They watched the beautiful insect rub its forelegs together and flex its wings before flying away almost as quickly as it had landed. She followed as the Postman flitted upward, watching as dozens of butterflies floated above at the top of the glass dome. She reached to her side and took Kashi’s hand, then closed her eyes and imagined him reaching up to pluck a butterfly from the sky, thus completing the picture from her diary, completing their hat trick of fate.

Someone bumped into them from behind, ruining the moment.

“Excuse me,” said a middle-aged woman corralling two toddlers.

Zoo visitors continued to pour into the tiny garden, seeking shelter from the rain. The influx of too many people into too small a space compromised the romanticism of the place. A handful of volunteers in red vests stood guard, watching for any misconduct.

“This way.” Kashi headed toward the exit. “It won’t be so crowded.”

She followed him through the chain curtain and into the free-flight aviary.

A Scarlet Macaw greeted them with an impertinent squawk as they strolled deeper into the indoor jungle.

Daly stopped to examine the colorful parrot, but Kashi continued forward, pulling her deeper into the warm sanctuary.

The winding trail was all but deserted. Most visitors clung to the more popular butterfly garden, which meant the two of them were alone in the presence of the birds. Rounding a corner, they came upon a secluded nook under a Caribbean bleeding tree still vibrant with greenery, even though the trees outside had long since begun to yellow and shed their leaves. High in the tree, long-necked Scarlet Ibises hopped about, competing to find the best branch for perching. A concrete wall, carved to resemble a natural rock structure, shielded them from the view of potential onlookers.

Daly marveled at the playful Ibises above. “They’re so—

Kashi interrupted her by bringing a hand to her cheek and taking a step into her.

Is this it? Is this the moment I’ve been waiting for all day? She didn’t have much time to wonder, because within an instant, his lips drew forward to meet hers.

Her heart trembled as he parted her lips with his tongue. She pressed closer still and raked her hands into his hair. Locked in his embrace, she let her inhibitions go, wanting only more, more, more as they kissed in time to the cacophony of tweets, chirps and whistles of their avian companions.

If only this moment could last forever. If only I could live here permanently instead of at home with Laine.

Kashi pulled away and ran a finger across her lower lip.

She cast a weak smile. Her face flushed warm, but not from embarrassment. She couldn’t allow this encounter to go on any longer—unless, of course, they really wanted to get in trouble with zoo security.

Kashi hummed one long beat and once again pulled her into him, this time in an embrace of arms rather than lips.

Her cheek pressed into his collarbone, where the rhythm of his heart thumped wildly against her face.

Bringing his lips to her ear, he whispered, “So, how was that for life-changing?”

Emlyn will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC and autographed copy of Torn Together to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she’s not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children’s book series and is beginning to dapple in other genres as well.

Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit EmlynChand.com for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!

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Long and Short Reviews: Romance
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November 5: 
The Muse Unleashed
November 6:  Wicked Readings By Tawania
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Queen of all She Reads
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