November 24, 2015.

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday week!


To celebrate, my latest book, Electric Legend, is now available at Amazon.


Isn’t this an awesome cover?!? *squee* I love the dragon and kick-ass sword!


Electric Legend





After her recent nearly-fatal case as a paranormal consultant, Raven decides to take a much-needed vacation with her pack. They stop at a freak show, a circus owned by the paranormal, and stumble upon a case … or to be more precise, the pack is kidnapped and held hostage.




Raven plots their escape, knowing that if even one thing goes wrong the circus would vanish overnight without a trace, taking her pack with them. When her newly awakened dragon sabotages their every attempt to leave, Raven must depend on her wits alone to discover who is terrorizing and killing the shifters in the circus before her pack becomes the next target. Her situation only grows more precarious when the bonds between her pack begin to unravel. To save them all before it’s too late, Raven will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.





One shifter and one human to see the freak show.”


Raven stood back, keeping her senses locked down tight as the man at the ticket counter cast her a quick glance. Short and squat, his face wrinkled, his eyes sunk into his skull, he reminded her of one of those evil garden gnomes. She felt exposed standing there, vulnerable under his stare. He probed her mind, and it was everything she could do not to shove back at the intrusion. He narrowed his eyes when he couldn’t break her shields, pushing harder until it felt like her skull was about to crack.


The probe was messy.


No finesse.


Though not alpha strength, the signature all wrong, it was still pretty damned strong.


He tried to force her beast to react. If directed at anyone weaker, they wouldn’t have been able to resist the call, especially after he’d amped up the juice. He studied her eyes, teeth and hands like some specimen on the auction block, looking for signs of a change.


After a minute, the old, grisly man grunted then turned toward Taggert, his faded eyes glowing a pale blue. “Show me.”


Taggert’s wolf leapt toward the surface, barely contained by his body, and all the hair on her arms rose at the unbridled wildness.




Her throat closed at the implications. If anyone mistook him for a rogue, they’d be well within their rights to kill him on sight and ask questions later. She stepped closer, ready to protect him if anyone dared to lift a hand against him. While the dragon wanted to revel in his wildness, the human side of her just wanted to ease him. To have their animal so close to the surface was painful, even more so when they couldn’t shift like Taggert. It was all she could do not to run her hand down his back and soothe the wildness, even if everyone discovered that she wasn’t exactly human.


Her hackles rose as the old man continued to stare. It was a clear challenge, and she narrowed her eyes, struggling to hold back her dragon as it raged inside her body, wanting to rip the toady little man to shreds for the disrespect. “Everything all right?”


Her words were a demand.


A second passed in painful silence, and Raven feared she’d messed up when he finally spoke.


“One hundred and fifty.” The man slid over two wristbands, one black and one white. She grabbed the one placed in front of her, slipping the white plastic over her wrist, watching Taggert from under her lashes. He appeared calm, as if nothing had happened. That was when she realized it was normal for him to be treated as a second-class citizen. She hurt for him and the unfairness of it all. Taggert donned the black band, and then paid the fee.


Raven was surprised at the amount of cash he carried. “So much?”


The man answered before Taggert could speak. “We charge extra for the human gawkers.”





If you enjoyed this brief glimpse of Electric Legend, please visit Amazon to find out what adventure Raven and her pack get into next!


November 16, 2015.

After many hiccups and production delays, Electric Legend is finally close to being released!


I don’t know about you, but this book feels like it’s been a long time coming. To celebrate, I wanted to give you a sneak peek of my awesome cover!


Electric Legend_banner


Thank you to everyone who has emailed me, asking for an update. I tried to email everyone back. If you didn’t hear from me, please try again.


Your patience is very much appreciated. I hope you’ll find Electric Legend has been worth the wait!


November 05, 2015.

I read the first section of the Cold Mark Saga earlier this year. I can’t tell you how disappointed I was when I hit the cliffhanger ending. I wanted more! When I saw the Complete Saga had been released, I couldn’t wait to read it. The covers for the whole series rocks!



Title: Cold Mark – The Complete Saga

Author: Scarlett Dawn 

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy -New Adult

Publisher: Self-published via NetGalley

Release date: June 2015

Pages: 429

ASiN: B010R994JQ


Rating: ★★★☆☆ 


Thrown head first into a barbaric world she knows nothing of, Braita Valorn must adapt to a dark life as a slave of the Mian society–her existence depends on it.

Danger lurks, and Braita’s lack of knowledge of the planet, Triaz, is now abundantly clear. On a mission to find her best friend, Jax, she must infiltrate the Crank Pit, a brutal complex where Mian enter, only to leave absent a heartbeat.

Braita Valorn is stuck. She has no real freedom, her existence dependent on what the men of Triaz decide. But she desperately wants it to be, and will do anything to capture it.

Judgments are made, an archaic stand within Mian laws, and Braita finds herself charged with treason. But never one to sit during a battle, she risks her last chance of release with blackmail.

Braita Valorn is a disaster walking. One mistake after another on the planet Triaz has landed her in trouble time and again. Will Braita obtain her freedom?  Or will she finally accept a life she never asked for?



Braita has been selected to travel to another world after a natural disaster nearly destroys her own. Her sacrifice will save her people from extinction. Stuck on a barbaric world that values fighting skills, she must use her wits and her sword arm to survive. Determined to regain her freedom, Braita escapes her captors but ends up jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Only by sheer luck is she rescued and her life spared. As she begins to understand the world around her, she must learn to adapt or die.


Both Fall and Sink get 5 stars for me! Unfortunately, things get a little shaky in Stop, then completely crashes and burns in Soar. Just when I really started to get into the book, it fell apart. I ended up so frustrated with Braita that I didn’t really care if she got her happy ending or not. In the beginning, I found her headstrong and willing to fight for what she believed. I loved her courage. By the end of the book, she had lied, cheated, stolen and manipulated everyone around her, coming off as a spoiled brat. I just couldn’t root for a woman willing to physically and mentally hurt others just to get what she wanted. Her character does a complete 180 from Fall and Sink, turning her into a huge hypocrite. While I did enjoyed the supporting characters, I felt sorry that they ended up stuck with her. It almost felt like someone else finished the series, substituting Braita with a different person. Despite the great world building and wonderful action sequences, I was so disappointed in the ending that I can’t rate this book more than 3 stars. Cold Mark could’ve been so good. Very disappointing.


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November 04, 2015.



If you’re looking for some free reads, check out the below link from Bad Bird Reads: Kindle & Nook Freebies #152.


I didn’t post anything on Saturday like I normally do, so there are a lot of free books this week.



I picked up a couple more books that I’m really excited to read, unfortunately, the prices went back to normal before I had a change to post them. Lots of hot bodies on the covers this week. I LOVE the cover for No Prince Charming.


Did you find anything that you liked? Have you read any of these? Happy Reading!


October 30, 2015.

I was poking around the internet today and in one of my emails, I learned that Kobo is having a 50% off sale on all KWL titles (self-published titles)!
It’s well worth the look. I found some incredible deals.


Here are the codes: halloween-night-1306743-m

October 28th – October 31st
Promo Code: CA50SALE

United States/Australia/New Zealand
October 27th – October 30th
Promo Code: GET50SALE

United Kingdom
October 30th – November 2nd
Promo Code: UK50SALE


It only lasts a few days, so make sure you take advantage of the offer. If you haven’t tried them, you will find my Electric Series on sales as well, just click here to check them out : Kobo


Happy Hunting! I hope you find some spooky good deals to enjoy for Halloween!

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October 27, 2015.

In the last few months, I’ve been craving books that can transport me to a new world using unique twists that I haven’t seen a hundred times. The Black Blade series, with their quirky, beautiful covers, aren’t your normal paranormal genre, and I think that’s why I found myself so drawn to them.



Title: Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade Book 2)

Author: Jennifer Estep

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Kensington via NetGalley

Release date: October 2015

Pages: 368



Rating: ★★★½☆ 


Something Wicked This Way Comes . . .

As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there’s no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.


Even though he’s my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what’s supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious “accidents,” it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.


As if I didn’t have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone’s going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing’s for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else…



Lila has always been a loner, using her skills as a thief to make a living. Much to her surprise, those skills are a prized commodity to the Sinclair Family. The one-time job of keeping Devon Sinclair alive ends up stretching into a long-term commitment. The Tournament of Blades happens once a year, and all the Families participate in the much celebrated contest. Much to her horror, Lila has been chosen as one of the contestants to represent the Family, stealing her anonymity in one fell swoop. But what should be a friendly contest turns into a nightmare when people start dying. Lila must use all her unique Talents to survive and bring the killer to justice or she and her friends might end up as the next victims.


I like how Lila uses her Talents to get out of trouble, not waiting for anyone else to come to her rescue. She’s not only clever, but confident in her abilities to take care of herself and those around her. I love that her use of her Talents  stay consistent, and that she relies on her wits to stay alive. I enjoyed the romantic tension between Devon and Lila. His confidence in her is sweet, and something she’s not used to receiving. He’s a good match to Lila, strong enough to stand back and allow her to take the lead when the situation warrants. This book suffered a little from the middle book syndrome. A lot of high-tension scenes ended up petering out without any physical confrontation. By the end of the book, I found myself missing all the monsters. These are both minor things in my overall enjoyment of the book. If you like a unique twist to your paranormal world, you’ll enjoy the Black Blade series.


Previous books in the series:


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October 17, 2015.


Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.


The cold really kicked in this week if the frost on the vehicles are any indication. The trees are half bare after a few windy nights. Fall is officially here.

My husband knows my quirks very well, so when he learned that there was a nighttime zombie paintball run, where you can choose to ride in either an Army hummer or a S.W.A.T. bus with mounted paintball guns, he came home all excited and told me. I’m not sure we’ll go, but doesn’t that sound like fun!?!


A miracle happened…I’ve managed to restrain myself somewhat this week and only purchased a few books. Here is what I picked out this week:


All of these books were $0.99 or $1.99. *double-yay*


I picked up two print books last week. Aren’t the covers lovely?!


Have you read either of these yet?


Here are a few free books I managed to snag this week as well:


I’m excited to start reading! What books did you get this week? Have you read any of these?

October 16, 2015.

I’ve been following this series from the beginning, so when I saw book five was available, I snatched it up! *squee* Witches, vampires, magic and wolves—not to mention not-stop action—what more could a girl want?



Title: Alpha Unleased (Alpha Girl Book 5)

Author: Aileen Erin

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Ink Monster, LLC via NetGalley

Release date: September 2015

Pages: 221



Rating: ★★★★★ 


Tessa McCaide has had it up to here with supernaturals. Luciana may have failed to steal Tessa’s magic, but she’s just getting started on her crusade for magical domination. If her demonic summoning isn’t stopped, it could mean the end of everything.


Tessa’s allies, including her mate Dastien, are ready to fight, but they’re no match for Luciana’s power. A little help (and ancient Inca mojo) from Tessa’s cousin, Claudia, may give the side of good a chance if she can make it home in time, but stopping the war is no longer an option.


When witches and wolves fight, no one wins. Only time will tell who will still be standing after the last spell is cast.



Being part witch, Tess has never had what one would call a normal childhood. Meeting Dastien helped make sense of her chaotic world—even if he accidently turned her into a wolf. As she struggles with the new changes in her life, all Tess wants is a chance to spend time with her mate without someone trying to kill her. The witch, Luciana, hates wolves with a passion and will do whatever is necessary to destroy them, even steal the powers of her fellow witches. Tess barely escaped with her life, but others weren’t as lucky. Determined to stop the evil spreading across the country, Tess gathers her friends and allies together, but this time, it might not be enough to save the world if they don’t find a way to stop Luciana before she literally releases hell on earth.


I can’t seem to help myself when it comes to this series. I loved the characters and the world building, and each successive book just gets better and better. Tess and her friends were portrayed so realistically, they came alive on the pages. The combination of action and romance, mixed with a few tough choices, kept me turning the pages faster and faster. Aileen Erin didn’t pull any punches with her writing or her characters, and I ended up devouring the book in one sitting. Though the book wasn’t perfect, the pacing slowing a bit in some spots, it didn’t dim my enjoyment at all. I highly recommend reading the series in order or this book might lose some of its sparkle. I look forward to reading more from this series and this author. If you love reading paranormal—new adult—romances, this is the series for you!


Previous books in the series:



October 13, 2015.

Mercedes Lackey is a huge name in the fantasy word, and I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never read any of her work. When I saw the cover for Hunter, I couldn’t resist. Isn’t it beautiful?!



Title: Hunter

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Disney Hyperion via NetGalley

Release date: September 2015

Pages: 384



Rating: ★★★★½ 


Centuries ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were slashed open allowing hideous fantastical monsters to wreak havoc; destroying entire cities in their wake. Now, people must live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the evil creatures constantly trying to break in. Only the corps of teen Hunters with lightning reflexes and magical abilities can protect the populace from the daily attacks. Joyeaux Charmand is a mountain girl from a close knit village who comes to the big city to join the Hunters. Joy thinks she is only there to perform her civic duty and protect the capitol Cits, or civilians, but as cameras follow her every move, she soon learns that the more successful she is in her hunts, the more famous she becomes. With millions of fans watching her on reality TV, Joy begins to realize that Apex is not all it seems. She is forced to question everything she grew up believing about the legendary Hunters and the very world she lives in. Soon she finds that her fame may be part of a deep conspiracy that threatens to upend the protective structure built to keep dark magic out. The monsters are getting in and it is up to Joy to find out why.



Joy has been raised in a monastery far away from other communities, using her abilities to hunt to protect the innocent people from the monsters that have invaded their world. Each area is supposed to send anyone with the ability to fight monsters to Apex City to train. After years of avoiding being sent away, Joy is finally ordered to go to the city and train, but she quickly learns that Apex city is not what she’s led to believe. Political agendas and conspiracies soon threaten to tear her once simple life apart and destroy all hunters in the process…leaving the monsters to take over the world.


The beginning of the book started so slowly, with so much information dumped in the first few chapters, that I had my doubts about the story. Then the action began to pick up, and I couldn’t put the book down! The world building was fascinating, but it was the characters that captivated me. They felt like really people, and that we were getting a glimpse into their lives. Joy really kicked ass, her resourcefulness and determination to keep others safe immediately enduring her to me. I loved the variety of monsters introduced, not to mention the hounds and their unique abilities to hunt. The battles were mesmerizing, the defeats just heart-wrenching, and I enjoyed watching Joy grow up and become her own woman. I adored the dystopian feel to the story, and I really hope there will be a book two in the future. This is a great addition to the dystopian genre if you can get past the first third of the book.


October 10, 2015.


Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.


Damn all the fantastic sales this week and my phenomenal lack of control. *sigh* I need to go back to writing to stop from buying so much.
What I purchased last week:

All of these books were $1.99 or $0.99 with the exception of Invasion and The Novice, both landing in at $2.99.
Here are some free reads that I snagged as well:


What are you reading this week? Are you doing anything fun for the last nice weekend of summer before the winter weather begins?