Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday [66]: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa De La Cruz

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post started by Breaking the Spine.
A feature showcasing upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.


Title: Vampires of Manhattan
Series: The New Blue Bloods Coven
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Release Date: September 9, 2014

Book Description:

From the bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Witches of East End comes a new novel that explores the battle between good and evil, in the city that never sleeps...VAMPIRES OF MANHATTAN: The New Blue Bloods Coven

You'll devour Melissa de la Cruz's hot new adult novel, in which her Blue Bloods immortals have matured and are now exposed to new challenges, new loves, new threats, and a haute, hot hipster lifestyle.

It is ten years after the great War with Lucifer, and the Coven has rebuilt. Leader of the Fallen, Oliver Hazard-Perry, plans to celebrate this prosperity by throwing a 400 Year Ball-and all Blue Blood society will be there.

And then, all hell breaks loose....

Connecting series:
Blue Bloods
Witches of East End
Wolf Pact

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Book Blast: Flight From Hell by Yasmine Galenorn

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"Yasmine Galenorn creates a world I never want to leave" - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Yasmine Galenorn's Otherworld series is long running, best selling, and has unique, well developed world building. This rich environment has more than one story to tell... and it's time for a new one to begin.
FLIGHT FROM HELL IS OUT TODAY!!!
FLIGHT FROM HELL is the novella bridge-piece that loosely links Yasmine’s existing Otherworld series with her upcoming Fly By Night series. To help celebrate the release of the novella, Yasmine has a contest happening on her site, and today is the LAST DAY to enter!!! Click HERE for prize details and instructions for entering.
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When Carter, half demon, comes to Menolly and her sisters, asking for their help, they think he's just had a tiff with Shimmer, his blue dragon girlfriend.
But after talking to Alex Radcliffe, the owner of the Fly By Night Magical Investigations Agency where Shimmer works, they suspect that she has been kidnapped by an old enemy of Alex's. Now, Alex joins forces with the D'Artigo sisters in a desperate race to find Shimmer before Julian, a powerful vampire from Alex's past with a grudge to settle, can use the dragon to wreak havoc on Seattle as revenge.
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Next summer, in the Fly By Night series, we'll meet new characters and have new adventures, but each book will have Yasmine's signature depth and edge. Answering questions about the similarities and differences between the two series, Yasmine recently posted this on her blog:
  1. They ARE both set in the same universe/same city/same time.
  2. The Fly By Night Series is NOT just another venue for the D’Artigo Sisters. The focus will be on Alex and Shimmer—there will be crossover of minor characters, but the two series are definitely their own and Fly By Night belongs to Alex and Shimmer.
  3. The Fly By Night Series will be from Shimmer’s viewpoint, and she and Alex hang out in vastly different circles than the D’Artigo sisters overall.
  4. FLIGHT FROM HELL is an OTHERWORLD novella that introduces Alex and Shimmer to you—here, the characters do interact but the Fly By Night Series will be focused on the Fly By Night world.
  5. Fly By Night is more of a mystery/thriller series. I’ll give you these spoilers:
  • Alex and Shimmer are not privy to the demonic war going on.
  • The FBN books will be more standalone. While the characters will evolve, there’s not all that much of an overwhelming series arc.
  • The FBN gang is a little more humorous, though the series is not really ‘lighter’ than Otherworld.
Click on the FLIGHT FROM HELL cover above to see its info page on Yasmine's site (with excerpt and playlist). And each of the covers below will take you to their individual pages. Now is a perfect time to get to know the Otherworld series, or catch up where you left off!!
Witchling Witchling Book 1 Changeling Changeling Book 2 Darkling Darkling Book 3 Dragon Wytch Dragon Wytch Book 4 Night Huntress Night Huntress Book 5 Demon Mistress Demon Mistress Book 6
Bone Magic Bone Magic Book 7 Harvest Hunting Harvest Hunting Book 8 Blood Wyne Blood Wyne Book 9 Courting Darkness Courting Darkness Book 10 Shaded Vision Shaded Vision Book 11 Shadow Rising Shadow Rising Book 12
Haunted Moon Haunted Moon Book 13 Autum Whispers Autumn Whispers Book 14 Crimson Veil Crimson Veil Book 15 Priestess Dreaming Priestess Dreaming Book 16 Panther Prowling


Monday, August 18, 2014

[Series Spotlight]: Chiasson by Donna Grant

This month's series spotlight is the Chiasson series by Donna Grant. The stories surround the Chiasson brother who are hunters of all things supernatural in Crowley, Louisiana. These are fast reads. Sexy and oh so addicting. A must read.

Wild Fever

A WOMAN’S PASSION

Olivia Breaux left the small Cajun town the day of her high school graduation and never looked back. Until an unfortunate event sends her home ten years later. Returning to her hometown brings back memories and long held desires for the impossibly gorgeous – and aloof – Vincent.

A HUNTER’S DESIRE

Handsome, resilient Vincent Chiasson takes his job as hunter to supernatural beings in the bayous seriously. When an unknown creature begins killing women the Chiasson family has contact with, Vincent knows this has something to do with his parents’ deaths years earlier. To make matters worse, the one woman he’s yearned to call his own has returned – and is targeted by the beast. He’ll have to face his past – and confront his future – to save Olivia…



Wild Dream

 ONE FAMILY TORN APART…

Ava Ledet has had a hard time forgiving her father for walking out on her to hunt the supernatural. When Ava returns to the bayous to visit a friend and attempt to gain some closure, she’s confronted by the ghosts of her past. Unfortunately, that’s not the only darkness descending upon her. An evil unlike anything she’s ever encountered has focused on her, and she’s forced to put her life in the hands of a handsome hunter if she’s to live another day.

ANOTHER CURSED…

Gorgeous, loyal Lincoln Chiasson always has his brothers’ backs, and when his cousin from New Orleans needs his help after being cursed by a Voodoo priestess, he’s among the first to offer assistance. Until he sets eyes on Ava. After that, protecting her becomes more important than anything. Or anyone. But can he win her trust – and her love – while keeping her safe from his family?



Wild Need

STALKED BY DEATH…

Davena Arcineaux would like nothing more than to put her past of tragedy and magic behind her and stop running. Maybe even find a great guy to share her life with and start a family. But an evil Voodoo priestess who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Davena has tracked her to Lyons Point. And time has run out for Davena.

FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL…

Brave, protective, Beau Chiasson was prepared to be live his life alone, but when fate puts the lovely Davena in his path, he realizes that there has been a part of him missing that only she can complete. Engaged in the biggest fight of his life, Beau must not only save the parish from evil, but also win Davena’s heart – if he can keep them both alive.

More to come...
Wild Flame - May 11, 2015
Wild Rapture - November 9, 2015

A spin-off series is coming soon too, The LaRue's.
Moon Kissed - November 10, 2014
Moon Thrall - February 9, 2015
Moon Bound - August 10, 2015
Moon Struck - February 8, 2016

Friday, August 15, 2014

[Review]: Dark Skye by Kresley Cole

Title: Dark Skye
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 5, 2014

I receive this book from Simon & Schuster, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Eternal Obsession

As a boy, Thronos, Lord of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body - and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

Endless Yearning

Lanthe, a once-formidable sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal suitors. But she’s never forgotten Thronos, the magnificent silver-eyed boy who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. One harrowing night changed everything between them. Now he’s a notorious warlord with a blood vendetta against Lanthe, hunting her relentlessly.

Can the heat of desire burn brighter than vengeance?

With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will Thronos and Lanthe succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish? Or will the fragile bond they formed so long ago spark a passion strong enough to withstand even the darkest doubts?

Thoughts: An excellent read! Dark Skye is the 14th installment in the Immortals After Dark series and its still fresh and exciting world to fall into. Oh, the pair these two make. I wasn't sure if Lanthe and Thronos would find their happily ever after. So much hate and many misunderstandings. But I should have known, Ms. Cole always finds a way.  With such turmoil between these two it took me a while to take a liking to them. But in the end I really enjoyed their story. A must read, especially for fans of the series.

Score: 4 Stars

Author Website: http://kresleycole.com/

Immortals After Dark:
The Warlord Wants Forever
A Hunger Like No Other
No Rest for the Wicked
Wicked Deeds On a Winters Night
Dark Desires After Dusk
Dark Needs at Night's Edge
Untouchable (Deep Kiss of Winter)
Kiss of a Demon King
Dreams of a Dark Warrior
Pleasure of a Dark Prince
Shadow's Claim
Lothaire
MacRieve
Dark Skye

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Winner: Fireborn & Poison Promise

and the winner is:

Steph F.


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WWW Wednesday 08|13|14

 
A weekly event where you answer these three questions
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you'll read next?

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you'll read next?


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Winner: Hailey Edwards BackList/$5 Amazon GC

and the winner is...

Jbst



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[Review]: Bite My Fire by Mary Hughes

Title: Bite My Fire
Author: Mary Hughes
Series: Biting Love
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 27, 2009

Summary:  At last, the perfect lover. Now what? Stake him, shoot him--or screw him?

Elena O'Rourke lusts for two things--her detective's shield and a good lay. Sass-Cgal's "Bad Girl Sex Tips" will win her the man. But keeping the shield hinges on solving a murder.

Warrior-gorgeous Bo Strongwell stands in her way.

Powerful as a Viking warship, Bo would be Elena's one-stop solution to celibacy--except for his apartment building full of mysteries. Plus, his kisses...and nibbles...and full body tongue-swipes...keep distracting her from the case. As if a caped clown named Dracula, a hooker with a heart of gold (and boobs of steel), and Elena's own clueless partner aren't distraction enough.

Bo Strongwell is a master vampire who needs a cop snooping around like he needs a garlic enema. Fighting rogues keeps him busy enough without Elena trying to pin the murder on one of his kind...even if she does taste like heaven.

Two fighters for justice. One incredible attraction. A terrible secret. Drunken women dancing on the bar... It all rides on Elena solving the Case of the Punctured Prick.

Warning: Jammed with hot explicit sex, graphic fanged violence, and acid cop humor. May contain donuts.

Thoughts: A couple years ago I read The Bite of Silence which I would find out is actually the third book in the series. I'm finally getting around to starting at the beginning of the series. Bite My Fire being the first and it turned out to be an excellent read. Bo & Elena try to resist their attraction to each other, but they burn too hot to stay away. Exciting paranormal elements... Viking vampire anyone? Plus a mystery to solve. Mary Hughes has created a set of characters that charming, sexy and funny. A great combination, at least in my eyes. I'm looking forward reading the rest of the series.

Score: 4 Stars

Author Website: http://www.maryhughesbooks.com/

Biting Love:
Bite My Fire
Biting Dracula
Biting Nixie
A Biting Christmas Special
The Bite of Silence
Biting Me Softly
Oz Bites
Biting Oz
Beauty Bites
Downbeat
Assassin Bites - November 11, 2014

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