March 01, 2015.

 

 

If you are looking for some free reads, check out the below link from Bad Bird Reads: Kindle & Nook Freebies #120.

 

Did you find anything that you liked?

 

I looked at a few of them, but ended up getting only one. Rise of the Dragons (Kings and Sorcerers–Book 1) by Morgan Rice

 

There are two book deals running right now. I was missing one book in each series. This will complete my series. Yay!

 

 

I thought you might find these books interesting. I couldn’t resist buying them. :)

 

 

 



February 25, 2015.

Electric Heat

New Release!!

 

I’m thrilled to announce my newest release:  Electric Heat - book 3 in the Raven Investigation Series.

 

If you enjoy Urban Fantasy, be sure to check out the next book in my Raven Investigation Series.

 

It’s dark. It’s gritty.

A totally addicting adventure you won’t want to miss!

 
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Ancient magic has been unleashed into the world. It’s willing to do anything to survive, even if it means war. Only one woman can kill it…or set it free.

 

 

Blurb:

The local witches’ coven offers Raven a trade: Surrender herself to them for one week or give up a member of her pack. She thought they wanted to study her, but Raven discovers something far worse—murder. To save her pack, Raven must make the ultimate sacrifice…her freedom.

 

Witches are being drained of power and killed using a wild magic that’s been dormant for centuries. Tasked with locating the one responsible for releasing it, Raven soon finds herself the prey rather than the hunter. The more lives the magic claims, the stronger the killer becomes. As she and her pack scramble to unravel the secrets of the coven, her own beast starts to wake, and she’s not sure which is more dangerous…the killer or her beast. But one thing is sure, if the coven and pack don’t learn to work together, none of them will survive the coming storm.

 

 

Excerpt:

Raven followed Durant’s example and filled her plate. As they walked toward an empty table, she noticed there wasn’t any available space on his dish, the food piled so high it spilled over onto the tray. They barely sat down when a small group of girls walked into the room and grabbed their food.

 

They giggled, rudely staring at Durant as they neared, then one of the girls stopped, forcing the rest to halt as well.

 

Raven stilled, instantly on alert.

 

“He doesn’t belong at the table.” The girl smirked as she removed a bowl from her tray and set it on the floor. “Here, kitty-kitty.”

 

Raven went taut, ready to lunge across the table. Durant gave a tiny warning shake of his head. He bent, scooped up the bowl and smiled, flashing his fangs. “Thanks.”

 

A couple of the girls squealed and leapt back, but the one in charge narrowed her eyes at the challenge before she led her small band of stuck-up princesses away.

 

Raven’s blood boiled at the insult, and she barely resisted following to teach them a lesson. They headed toward a table at the front of the room. As they neared, the occupants scrambled to vacate, but one boy wasn’t fast enough. The leader of the group leaned over and shoved the poor guy’s tray of food to the floor while her friends laughed.

 

“Don’t do it.”

 

Raven blinked innocently. “Do what?”

 

The girls were fools if they thought she was helpless. Raven reached for her core before she remembered there was nothing left. The reminder was an annoyance. She might not be able to use her own power, but that didn’t mean she was defenseless. She noted the plug-ins behind the main table, and drew down hard and fast.

 

Electricity forked through the room, and she directed it toward the lead table.

 

Sparks arched up the metal legs.

 

Within seconds, the girls launched to their feet with a collective squeal, rubbing their asses while they scurried away, dumping trays of food over themselves in their haste.

 

Raven smothered her smile and dropped her gaze to her food. Durant snorted and continued to eat. The room grew eerily quiet. Some of the kids smiled, a few others snickered.

 

Much to her surprise, the creature gave a snort as well, seemingly to approve of her petty revenge.

 

The girls marched past them, heads held high, humiliation burning in their cheeks as they headed out the door…all but one.

 

The lead girl stopped at their table, hatred fizzing around her like the buzz of an annoying insect. “You did this.”

 

The whole room fell silent, all eyes on them.

 

“Prove it.” Magic swelled around Raven, the air turning overly sweet until her teeth ached.

 

“They’re guests of the coven.” A young male, probably just short of graduating, strolled boldly up to their table, tossing an apple in the air before catching it. He was thin, his blond hair short in the back and styled longer in the front. There was something gregarious about the boy that made Raven want to smile and invite him to sit with them. “You’re already pushing the boundaries, Paige.”

 

The girl spun to face him, wrath darkening her eyes, her long blonde hair whipping out in her agitation. “Mind your own business, wizard.”

 

“Of course.” He bowed, then his eyes lit with mischief. “You have something on your dress.” Then with a perfectly straight face, he pulled a noodle off her skirt.

 

A scream of rage escaped behind the girl’s clenched teeth. Magic rippled in the air, knocking the boy on his ass.

 

Raven shot to her feet, but the girl had already turned, storming across the room toward the door. By the time Raven reached the kid’s side, he was already on his feet, a little wisp of smoke curling up from his chest where the stuck-up princess had struck him with a hex.

 

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You can find the rest of the story at Amazon.com. I hope you enjoy!!

 



February 20, 2015.

I’m excited to finally show you the cover for my next urban fantasy Electric Heat. Isn’t it great?! Raven kicks some serious *ss in this book.

 

I’ll be posting a few excerpts when we get closer to the release date.

 

Electric Heat

 

Here is the much awaited blurb:

 

ANCIENT MAGIC HAS BEEN UNLEASHED INTO THE WORLD. IT’S WILLING TO DO ANYTHING TO SURVIVE, EVEN IF IT MEANS WAR. ONLY ONE WOMAN CAN KILL IT…OR SET IT FREE.

 

The local witches’ coven offers Raven a trade: Surrender herself to them for one week or give up a member of her pack. She thought they wanted to study her, but Raven discovers something far worse—murder. To save her pack, Raven must make the ultimate sacrifice…her freedom.

 

WHEN DARKNESS IS UNLEASHED…NO ONE IS SAFE.

 

Witches are being drained of power and killed using a wild magic that’s been dormant for centuries. Tasked with locating the one responsible for releasing it, Raven soon finds herself the prey rather than the hunter. The more lives the magic claims, the stronger the killer becomes. As she and her pack scramble to unravel the secrets of the coven, her own beast starts to wake, and she’s not sure which is more dangerous…the killer or her beast. But one thing is sure, if the coven and pack don’t learn to work together, none of them will survive the coming storm.

 



February 18, 2015.

Coveted

To celebrate my new release of Electric Heat next week, I’ve decided to run a Kindle Countdown deal. Coveted will be on sale until Sunday. Woohooo!!

 

Right now the book is available for just $0.99. The price will go up to $1.99 Friday afternoon, before returning to its normal price of $2.99 Sunday evening.

 

So, if you haven’t read this book yet, now would be the time to check it out!

Click here to order: Coveted

 

 

Discover what happens when a woman stumbles across a Scottish werewolf imprisoned in a thousand-year old dungeon.

Magic and mayhem, not to mention a lot of kick-ass action and some sexy hijinks of course. *wink*

 

Here is a little excerpt (Enjoy!):

Aiden had never intended to release her.

 

Betrayal lurched in Shayla’s stomach as she stirred the embers of the fire she’d built. The bed tempted her to sleep, but she was too paranoid to rest. She needed to remain alert and ready to move. Old castles were known for their passageways. She was in the main suite connected to Aiden’s room. All she had to do was wait for him to fall asleep.

 

Then she could escape.

 

She trembled at the thought of sneaking out and leaving the castle. Aiden obviously believed she was in danger. After nearly dying more than once in the last few hours, she couldn’t deny it. Maybe she could trust Aiden, but she had no intention of sticking around to find out.

 

Like a noose, she could feel the danger closing in on her from all sides. If she could just make it to town, she could haul ass home.

 

The neighboring room had fallen silent more than an hour ago. If she wanted to leave, it had to be now, before the sun set. If she saw Aiden again, she feared she wouldn’t be able to remain strong and unaffected.

 

She tiptoed to the wall, growing more resolute with every step. She opened the passageway between the rooms, but Aiden’s side was a bit trickier. It took her precious minutes to locate the triggers to open the panel in his closet.

 

His room was dark. The dying fire was huddled across the room, its light barely penetrating the shadows, as if afraid to venture further.

 

With a deep breath, Shayla stepped through the connecting door. The tangle of Aiden’s clothes felt alive, as if trying to convince her to stay, and she nearly tripped on her face as she struggled to free herself from the closet

 

She was panting by the time she fought her way free. A sound rose from the bed. A slight shifting of the sheets. Shayla froze, one foot on the ground. She held her breath and squinted at the bed, eyes straining to see if she was about to be discovered.

 

When no further sounds emerged, she slowly exhaled. As crazy as it sounded, part of her almost wanted to be caught. She turned toward the door and ran smack into a very large, very warm body. A strangled scream escaped as she bounced off the hard chest. She nearly went sprawling across the floor until someone hauled her up close.

 

“Aiden.” She’d recognize his touch anywhere, the way her body came alive.

 

Shit!

 

The noise she heard had been him leaving bed. Shayla squinted up at her captor, her eyes slowly adjusted to the darkness, hating the way her betraying heart pounded in excitement and not fear like it should.

 

“Were you expecting someone else?”

 

She swallowed hard at the ominous question. “No, of course not.”

 

She was lowered toward the floor and released. As perverse as it was, she missed his warmth.

 

“Going somewhere?”

 

Shayla shook her head, avoiding his gaze, carefully backing away. Act casual. “Oh, you know, just out for a stroll.”

 

Aiden stalked after her on light feet.

 

Countered her every move.

 

She didn’t feel threatened, exactly, but his nearness did disturbing things to her body. “What are you doing?”

 

Aiden pulled up short. “What do you mean?”

 

“You’re following me.” Shayla straightened, refused to retreat.

 

“Maybe.”

 

She blinked, not expecting him to admit it. Shayla stepped back, putting more distance between them as she scrambled to think up a convincing lie. The back of her thighs smacked against something solid. She glanced back, then shot forward like her ass was on fire when she realized she was caged between the devil and…his bed.

 

Gulp.

 

Click here to order: Coveted

 

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February 17, 2015.

Electric Heat, the third book in my Raven Investigation Series, has been a long time coming. I should be able to complete the last-minute details this week, which means plans to release the book next week are still on track.

 

For those of you who have been patiently waiting, here is a little sneak peek of the cover…

 

Electric Heat

 

I know, the banner doesn’t give you much. I’ll post the full cover later this week. I can’t wait to show it to everyone. The cover artist did a fantastic job!

 



February 13, 2015.

Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending

 

I don’t go to the movie theatres very often, and when I do, I usually go for movies I know I’m going to like.

 

I love anything sci-fi and paranormal, so when I saw the previews for Jupiter Ascending, I immediately wanted to go see it. The special effects look awesome! And look at the artwork – It rocks!

 

Here is my dilemma…It’s had very mixed reviews (as in almost all bad). So, if you know a movie is going to be bad, would you still fork over the money to go?

 



January 25, 2015.

This cover caught my attention right away. Isn’t it gorgeous!? I previewed the first chapter online, and I was blown away by the awesome action. I had to read it!

 

 

Title: Dog with a Bone (Black Dog Book 1)

Author: Hailey Edwards

Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Self-Published via NetGalley

Release date: October 2014

Pages: 184

ASIN: B00O99U15C

 

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

 

DESCRIPTION:
Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie.

 

Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens her eyes to the fact sometimes fae need protection too, and that sometimes humans are the real monsters.

 

 

REVIEW:
To become a marshal and prove to everyone that she is not just a half-blood, Thierry must pass the rigors of training. That’s the easy part. As the only graduate of her class, Thierry and her partner are assigned their first case…only it isn’t as simple as they predicted. People are dying, including other marshals. They call in backup, but if they wait, the killer and their only lead will vanish. Too rescue as many of the missing fae as possible, Thierry and her partner must survive a gauntlet of monsters or risk becoming captured themselves.

 

This book opens up with a bang…Thierry running an obstacle course against her hunky succubus trainer. I love the sexual tension between the two of them. But when we reach the second chapter, it’s like I picked up a totally different book. All the excitement and danger vanish, and the kick-ass Thierry turns into a relatively normal teenager. Yes, I know this is a new adult novel, I just didn’t expect such a deviation from the first chapter. Anyway, once we hit the marshal case, the action snaps back into place, but it took me a while to get back into the story again. I really enjoyed the unique monsters that were introduced and the unusual ways Thierry used her abilities to solve the case. Thierry and her trainer are the perfect match, but the book felt too short to really get to know them. Which is a pity, because they sound like fascinating people. Overall, the book was an enjoyable read that could’ve been more if it had been longer.



January 11, 2015.

 

 

If you are looking for some free reads, check out the below link from Bad Bird Reads: Kindle & Nook Freebies #113.

 

Did you find anything that you liked?

 

I looked at a few of them. I already own Freak of Nature, but didn’t read it yet. Bears Repeating looked interesting, so I snagged that one as well.

 

I selected an author this week for the cheap read: A. G. Howard (Splintered Series). The first two book are on sale for a great price. I’ve heard good things about the series. Aren’t these covers fantastic!?

 

 

 



December 12, 2014.

I read the first book in the Hell’s Belle series last year and absolutely adored it. The unique characters and setting sucked me in from page one. So when I saw book two, I couldn’t wait to jump back into the story.

 

 

Title: Tainted Blood (Hell’s Belle Book 2)

Author: Karen Greco

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Self-published via NetGalley

Release date: October 2014

Pages: 292

ASIN: B00OJM98XA

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:
After surviving a vampire assassin (not to mention an awkward affair with a hot FBI agent that ended worse than she could have imagined), witch/vampire hybrid Nina Martinez is reunited with the full Blood Ops team in Providence, Rhode Island. Her Aunt Babe is tutoring her in all things witchcraft, and her vampire partner Frankie is enjoying the benefits of daywalking, courtesy of a demon spell.

 

When a segment of the Rhode Island vampire population is marked for death by a tainted blood supply, Nina and her team race to find Patient Zero before the local vampire population is wiped out. But when a demon infestation threatens to take control of the city, Nina must join forces with newly elected mayor—and closet demon— Ami Bertrand before the city falls into ruin.

 

Filled with fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat action, Nina and her group of supernatural misfits battle a surprising new enemy that threatens their very existence.

 

No wonder she still can’t get a date.

 

REVIEW:
Nina was a part-time witch, part-time vampire, and full-time badass commissioned by the government to put down paranormal problems before they became public. When tainted blood killed some of the local vampires, she’s put on the case. The investigation revealed it wasn’t an accident. Someone was targeting them. With the dubious help of demons, witches, vampires and a berserker, she must find out who wanted them dead before her vampire partner suffered the same fate. But as she’s dragged further into the case, buried secrets about her past threaten everyone she holds dear. With spells and potions and a faithful ghost to back her up, Nina must decide who’s friend and who’s foe before she becomes the one hunted.

 

I love the Urban Fantasy genre. While the unique world-building drew me to book one, Tainted blood was a little watered down from its predecessor. There was a little too much downtime between action scenes for my taste. While I enjoyed Nina’s humorous quirks, the splash of magic mixed with mystery, I wanted more intensity and action. Just when the story began to take off, I was rewarded with a large cliff-hanger ending. *sigh*

 

 

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December 08, 2014.

Thank you for participating in the Christmas Cheer and a Giveaway blog hop!

I loved learning what everyone is reading and watching!

 

And without further ado, the winner is … Lisa Kumar!

Congratulations!!

 

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Please let me know if you don’t receive it.

 

(Winner was selected by Random.org generator.)

 


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