The CHRYSALIS Series by Michel Prince & Giveaway

Title: Chrysalis
Author: Michel Prince
Publisher: Rebel Ink Press
Series: Chrysalis Series, #1
Release Date: April 17, 2012
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Multicultural, Romance
Heat: Sweet
Length: 437 pages
Source: CBLS 
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In the annals of dysfunctional families, the Chisholm’s are working their way to the top. Drug abuse, an unwed mother with multiple fathers, and the questionable cash flow for the ‘pretty one’. All this from a seemingly normal, two parent middle class family. But were the choices truly made of their free will?

Bad choices are a Chisholm family trait, one that confounds the youngest child, Ellie, who’s trying to separate herself by making smart decisions. And falling for Oscar Jeffreys, the hottest guy at school, would be number one on the list of Chisholm family disasters. Yet the crazy part is it’s not a one sided attraction. Somehow Ellie has caught Oscar Jeffreys’ eye. Sure she could see the barriers between them. Race, age, popularity. They were at opposite ends of the spectrum. But a demon set to destroy her family? She can’t see that.

Oscar provides security and acceptance Ellie never imagined she deserved. As the passion of first love grows, Ellie honestly believes she has a chance to beat the odds and live a happy, normal life. Then her world collapses around her. With the help of a guardian angel, Ellie learns of a world that has unknowingly surrounded her for years. And she’ll have to find strength buried deep inside to save not only her future, but flush out and stop the demon in her midst.

And Ellie will have to learn that sometimes the hardest lesson about growing up is accepting that you’re worth more.


“I am very happy that this book does have a sequel out, and I would more than happily recommend this book to anyone.”—Tiffany K

It was so good that I read it from start to finish in almost one sitting.”—YA Book Addict

Title: The Beam
Author: Michel Prince
Publisher: Rebel Ink Press
Series: Chrysalis Series, #2
Release Date: October 3, 2012
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Multicultural, Romance
Heat: Steamy
Length: 460 pages
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When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. —Corinthians 13:11

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must put aside their childish ways. In the past year, Ellie Chisholm has fallen into the security of her relationship with Oscar Jeffreys, emerging with a stronger sense of herself. But now Ellie’s mother has started inserting herself into Ellie’s life, treating her as if she were a child even though Ellie has begun to make very adult decisions for her future. Having finally consummated her relationship with Oscar, Ellie learns the powers inside of her stretch further than vaporizing demons.

Maria, the demon bent on revenge, has been reigned in by God but that doesn’t stop her from disrupting and threatening those around Ellie and Oscar. Ellie becomes off balance as Maria switches strategy and attempts to destroy Ellie from the outside. Now the gauntlet has been thrown down. Ellie must help her family achieve positive change and finally break the tie between her mother and Gaap or risk losing everyone she loves.

Can Ellie maintain her sanity while walking the last steps as a child?

Grand prize is a signed paperback copy of “Chrysalis (Chrysalis Series #1)” and/or a second prize of one (1) of twenty (20) sets of two (2) custom bookmarks. Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Feb 7. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

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Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Her novel Chrysalis is the first in a "cross-over" series following the demon plagued Ellie Chisholm. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling "It’s my turn damn it!!!" She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and lives in the Midwest with her husband, son, and cat.

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5 Drops Review: THE STRENGTH OF THE PACK by Kendall McKenna + Excerpt

Title: The Strength of the Pack  Author: Kendall McKenna 
 Manlove Press
Release Date: January 2013
Series: The Tameness of the Wolf
Genre: M/M, Military, Shifter/Werewolf, Paranormal, Romance
Heat: Graphic
Length: 95,000 words
Source: Won in author giveaway
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Lieutenant Lucas Young doesn’t know much about shifters. When Sergeant Noah Hammond is assigned to Lucas’ platoon, the Marine Corps’ True Alpha werewolf challenges the Lieutenant’s authority and his self-control. As Lucas learns to dominate and command Noah, he struggles against a strong attraction and deepening emotional bond.

During their combat deployment to Afghanistan, Lucas and Noah begin mirroring legendary partnerships. Their bond and their power grow as they survive dangerous combat and ambushes. When one of them is wounded in battle, they both must embrace the strength of their bond before they lose each other forever.

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AMID THE DARKNESS by Leslie Lee Sanders Excerpt & Giveaway

Amid the Darkness (Refuge Inc. #2)
by Leslie Lee Sanders
M/M Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Released Date: December 1, 2012
Heat Level: Sensual
Word Count: 45,000
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Weeks after an asteroid strikes Earth, hurling Elliot and Adam into a fight for their survival, the two take shelter in an underground compound known as Refuge Inc. Shaking their past seems impossible as it comes back to haunt them, weakening the foundation of their relationship. Elliot, hung up on guilt over his former actions, tries to right his wrongs which leads him face-to-face with the troubling secrets of the compound. Adam’s run-in with the enigmatic prophet makes him question Refuge Inc. and the survivors’ future.

Working together to uncover the mysteries of Refuge Inc. not only reveals much about the sunless world beyond the compound walls, but exposes the truth about the compound’s occupants … including themselves.

If their haunting pasts continue to dominate, it will steer them directly into a miserable future and their companionship will forever suffer. Either way, they are forced to prepare for the ultimate fight for survival. Can they fight together and make it out on top?

Warning: Contains graphic language, some violence and brief descriptions of the dead.

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BEFORE THE DARKNESS by Leslie Lee Sanders Excerpt & Giveaway

Before the Darkness (Refuge Inc. #1)
by Leslie Lee Sanders
M/M Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Released Date: July 1, 2012
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 45,000
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After an asteroid strikes Earth, a series of violent earthquakes destroy secluded Phoenix and leave survivor Elliot struggling to stay focused in the bleak aftermath. And then he meets fellow survivor Adam. Together, the two search for reliable shelter and other survivors while distant murky clouds fast approach. Their hunt for shelter leads them down an alternate path when they find spray painted symbols directing them to a mysterious place: Refuge Inc.

As ominous clouds slowly shut off all light to their devastated world, they are forced to come to terms with their pasts and their growing attraction for each other.

Neither thought their pasts and personal crises would affect their ability to endure the horrors they’re forced to live through. Neither thought they would be drawn so close to one another in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe. By working together, can they continue to survive? Or will the mystery of Refuge Inc. cause diverse expectations and lead them to decisions that further threaten their lives?

Warning: Contains explicit male-male sexual practices, graphic language, some violence and brief descriptions of the dead.

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♥ New Release ♥ LOVE MEANS… NO LIMIT by Andrew Grey ~ Review & Excerpt

Today I have not only the newest in the love Means… series from Andrew Grey, but an excerpt from the beginning of the book. Below you will find my thoughts on Love Means… No Limit, the excerpt, and a little on the other books in the series. (Don’t forget, Geoff Laughton from the series, just released his own book – a YA titles By The Creek)

Title: Love Means… No Limit 
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Series: Love Means…, #9
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 200 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Bart van Andren, aka Spider, has been running away from life with a lot of chemical help. When he wakes up in a hospital, he discovers he’s picked up a champion. Duane must see something in Bart no one else ever has, because he finds Bart a job at Laughton Farms, where the people show Bart kindness and patience. He might even kick his drug habit with a little help from his new friends Geoff, Eli, and especially Tyrone.

Tyrone Jackson works at the farm despite the disapproval of his traditional black family, who find it suspicious that he works with gay men. Tyrone knows he’s gay, and until now, he’s kept his home and work lives separate.

Though Tyrone resists his feelings for Bart as long as he can—he’s seen enough of the drug culture to last a lifetime—he can’t deny their attraction forever. But before he and Bart reach for more than friendship, Tyrone has to face his family and Bart has to close the door on his past—a past that could put Tyrone, the farm, and everyone he’s come to care for at risk.

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Title: The Guardian’s Heart
Author: Michel Princes
Publisher: Secret craving Publishing
Released: September 17th 2012
Heat: Steamy
Length: 58,000 words
Genre: Erotic, Contemporary, Interracial, Romance
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Case Thomas is always in control whether it’s on the basketball court, the lab where he works, or in his love life. He thinks he has everything all figured out. All that changes when his parents pass away during his last year of college and Case is thrown into fatherhood when he becomes temporary guardian to two adorable twin toddlers. Weeks later, exhausted and running out of time, Case must decide if he’s ready to become a father to these children, or give them up and move on with what’s left of his life. Then he meets Gabbie Vaulst.

Gabbie is amazing with the kids, owns her own business, and has all the right curves in all the right places. She can tell Case is attracted to her, but does he really love her or is he just settling for a surrogate Mom who can wrangle his new kids? Knowing that she’s falling in love with him, she chooses to push him away until his world straightens out. Can Case prove to Gabbie, and himself, that his feelings are real? Or is this sudden family too much for both of them to handle?

The odds, as well as members of their past who’ve come out of the woodwork, are against them, but when kids are involved, all bets are off.

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♥ New Release ♥ BY THE CREEK by Geoff Laughton, 5 Drops Review & Excerpt

Title: By The Creek
Author: Geoff Laughton
Release Day: January 15th 2012
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: Young Adult, New Adult, Gay, Romance
Length: 180 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Soon-to-be high school junior David Harper hates his family’s move to the country. There’s nothing to do, and he misses his friends in the city. But he doesn’t have a choice. His mother’s job is in Mason County now, so David and his mom are too, and he has to make the best of it.

At first, the only redeeming feature of David’s new home is the swimming hole across the field from his house. Then David meets Benjamin Killinger, and suddenly life stops being so dull.

Benjamin is Amish, and cooling off in the swimming hole is one of the few liberties he and his brothers enjoy. A friendship with an English boy is not—but that doesn’t stop him and David from getting to know each other, as long as it’s on the neutral ground by the creek. After David risks his life to save Benjamin’s father, the boys’ friendship is tolerated, then accepted. But before long, Benjamin’s feelings for David grow beyond the platonic. Benjamin’s family and the rest of the community will never allow a love like that, and a secret this big can’t stay secret forever….

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Excerpt & Giveaway: ETERNITY by Kim Carmichael

Title: Eternity
Kim Carmichael
Release Date: January 6th 2013
Publisher: Keith Publications
Genre: Paranormal, Erotic, Romance
Length: 333 KB
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Therin Athan faces a choice…eternal salvation or eternal damnation.

After centuries of pining away for a love never realized, Therin’s last assignment as a Cupid depends on helping the lonely, shy Lucy Carlton. The mission’s success or failure will determine where he is transferred. He can study the heavens or be condemned to hell.

Lucy Carlton spent her life searching the stars for answers, but finds them in the form of a gorgeous man who comes in her dreams. Therin shows her the joys of physical pleasure and encourages her to try to find love. She wakes with a new found confidence, but soon her timid nature takes over and she retreats back to the comfort of her home…alone.

With only a week to decide his fate, Therin breaks every rule. What starts as a job to save himself, becomes a love that can never be…except maybe in eternity.

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♥Character Interview♥ w/ my fav beings from BLURRED EXPECTATIONS by Carrie Ann Ryan

Title: Blurred Expectations
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
Series: Redwood Pack, #4.5
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Werewolf, Ménage
Length: 168 KB 
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Hannah Jamenson has babies on the brain. It seems that her sisters-in-law are expanding their family in the blink of an eye, but Hannah feels left behind. Every time that little test reads negative a little part of her dies and she feels like her Healing powers are failing her. Her mates, Josh and Reed, are doing everything they can to help her deal with their trials and losses, but they too feel like there is nothing they can do.

Just when the lines of what they mean to each other go out of focus, an enemy from Josh’s past is back to prove the things that go bump in the night are real and everything they had held dear is now in jeopardy. In order to fight back and find their way, they’ll need to put everything on the line before they lose it all. Author’s Note:

This is a novella set between books 4 and 5 to give you a taste of Reed, Josh, and Hannah. It is best that you have already immersed yourselves in the Redwood Pack world, however even new readers will enjoy a glimpse of the Redwood’s favorite triad.

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♥New Release♥ CARDIO CONDITIONING by Andrew Grey ~ Review & Excerpt

Title: Cardio Conditioning
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Series: Work Out, #7
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 110 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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In the battle to regulate his blood sugar, Jerry March joins a new gym, but while working out his insecurity, he overdoes it on the treadmill. His insulin drops and so does Jerry. Fellow gym member Gianni Lappatura rushes to his rescue with a glass of juice and a helping hand.

A few days later, Jerry gets to return the favor. After watching Gianni’s opera-singing strip act, Jerry finds him stuck in the rain with a dead battery and saves the day. As thanks and because he thinks Jerry is cute, Gianni asks him on a date. It’s too good to be true, and Jerry soon learns his Mr. Perfect needs a bit of help of own. But Gianni’s imperfections open Jerry’s eyes to the beauty of limitations.

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