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Monday, September 30, 2013

Darkness Rises by .@DianneDuvall (Guest Post/#Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome one of my favorite people and an incredible paranormal romance author, Dianne Duvall, who is joining us with her upcoming release (OUT October 1st!) - DARKNESS RISES! 


Character Interview With Étienne

Thank you for joining me today!  And thank you, Crystal, for letting me visit again!  I’m so thrilled to be here at Reading Between the Wines Book Club, celebrating the release of DARKNESS RISES, Book 4 in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, which will hit shelves tomorrow on October 1st.  Throughout my series, Étienne d’Alençon has made no secret of the fact that he loves strong women.  And Krysta Linz is one of the strongest.  Once the victim of a vicious vampire attack, Krysta has dedicated her life to slaying every blood-sucking, psychotic vampire she can find.  She does a fantastic job of it, too . . . until Étienne sees her take on four vampires by herself and is instantly captivated.  Soon sparks begin to fly as he endeavors to learn more about her and the hunter becomes the hunted. 

Flirting With Fangs Trilogy author Ashlyn Chase Interview & #Giveaway

Today our guest has a medical background. She can sit you down, take your pulse, look down your throat and tell what is wrong with you. And she has just the right prescription, a paranormal romance: How to Date a Dragon
Welcome Ashlyn Chase!


Ashlyn: Hi Lexi! Thanks for the confident intro. I’m not sure I could tell anyone what’s wrong, but you’ve got the prescription right. I believe laughter and love can cure a lot of the world’s ills. 

Lexi: You were a RN for 20 years (or still are?); do you feel that the technical side of you is balanced out by your creative outlet? 

Tour & #Review: Promise Me Light by Paige Weaver (#Giveaway)

Title: Promise Me Light
Author: Paige Weaver
Series: Promise Me #2
Available: September 24, 2013
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen of Okay Creations
ARC: Courtesy of Author & Blog Tour Co.
GoodreadsAmazon - iTunesSmashwordsBarnes and Noble
The epic conclusion of New York Times bestselling book “Promise Me Darkness”
“I’m darkness, Maddie. Stay away from men like me. You’ll only get hurt.”
At one time my life was simple. Easy. But that was before the war. Now I was no longer an average college student. I was a survivor. A woman living in a ravaged world. My future was not bright and my life was far from perfect. The war had taken so much from me… but it wasn’t finished yet. It wanted more.
It wanted my heart. My soul. The one person I couldn’t live without.
It wanted Ryder Delaney. My best friend. The bad boy. The one person who could fight like no other and love me like no one else. I watched him walk away one hot summer day and I prayed he would return. I needed him like I needed air to breathe and water to drink. Without him I was lost. A light without her darkness.
Until he returns, I’ll wait for him. And I believe he will return because love is powerful…
And so is the light calling him home.
Book #1, Promise Me Darkness is only $0.99! Amazon - B&N


Crystal's Thoughts: *May contain spoilers if you haven't read Promise Me Darkness*

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Review: Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin - 3.5 Wine Glasses

18074107Out of Line 
(Out Of Line #1)
by Jen McLaughlin
ebook, first, 250 pages
Published September 6th 2013 (first published September 1st 2013)
ISBN139780989668408
ARC Courtesy of Publicist
Goodreads - Amazon - B&N : Only $0.99!
Desperate to break free…
I've spent my entire life under my father’s thumb, but now I'm finally free to make my own choices. When my roommate dragged me to my first college party, I met Finn Coram and my life turned inside out. He knows how to break the rules and is everything I never knew I wanted. A Marine by day and surfer by night, he pushes me away even as our attraction brings us closer. Now I am finally free to do whatever I want. I know what I want. I choose Finn. 
Trying to play by the rules...
I always follow orders. My job, my life, depends on it. I thought this job would be easy, all the rules were made crystal clear, but when I met Carrie Wallington, everything got muddy. She's a rule I know I shouldn't break, but damn if I don’t inch closer to the breaking point each time I see her. I’m ready to step out of line. And even worse? I’m living a lie. They say the truth will set you free, but in my case…
The truth will cost me everything.

Crystal's Thoughts:

In Pursuit by Sharman Burson Ramsey (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please welcome Sharman Burson Ramsey....


Treasure on St. George Island, Florida

I thought that would get your attention!

While my second novel In Pursuit does not contain a treasure map, it does include the tale of a kidnapping to find the treasure map of Captain Kidd and the story of the elusive treasure of the infamous William Augustus Bowles. Cassandra King writes: In Pursuit is a rollicking story of kidnappings, lost treasures, Red Stick Creeks and Seminoles, betrayal and revenge, populated with well-known historical figures such as Jean Lafitte, Billy Bowlegs, William Weatherford, and even Old Hickory himself, Andrew Jackson.” 

But it is also the continuation of a love story that began during the Creek Indian War in the first novel of this family saga Swimming with Serpents.  Joie Kincaid rescued the arrogant Godfrey Lewis Winkel from sure death after the Massacre at Fort Mims when they were little more than children. Four years later the two are kidnapped from a popular London tea room by the pirate José Gaspar and brought back to his lair in Charlotte Harbour. The annual Tampa Gasparilla Festival celebrates this pirate whose exploits inspired the names of Captiva Island, Sanibel Island, and, of course, Gasparilla Island.  

Deanna Jewel's No Turning Back (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please welcome Deanna Jewel...


Romance at Sea

      Thank you for stopping in to learn about my books and more about me. I write multi-genre romance and being an Indie author allows me to write in the genre of my choice. This works exceptionally well for me because the characters who tap on my shoulders and live in my mind aren’t all from historical or contemporary time periods. My first love for reading is historical and when Nathaniel Clairmont began giving me bits and pieces of his life story, he showed me England, took me on a tour of his ship and then through his family castle that overlooked the ocean atop a rocky precipice.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

ARC Review: Drawn Together by Lauren Dane - Wine Glass Toast!

Drawn Together
by Lauren Dane
#6 The Brown Siblings
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: October 1st 2013 by Berkley
Courtesy of Author
Goodreads - Kindle - Amazon - Barnes & Noble
Beauty is more than skin-deep…
Tattoo artist Raven Smith is blunt and hard, broken and jaded, dark and beautiful. While she doesn’t hide her painful past, she does keep a wall around her heart. She’s free sexually—but no one gets to the real Raven beneath the prickly exterior.
With a voice like smoke, Jonah Warner is a smooth-talking, highly successful attorney, with a body that should never be hidden by a suit. He’s the kind of man who never takes no for an answer and always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Raven. She’s a survivor, and he finds that incredibly alluring.
Jonah gets under her skin in a way Raven has never experienced. He makes her break all her rules—including her no-monogamy rule.
But when a figure from Raven’s past shows up at the tattoo parlor and drops a bomb into her life, their relationship will face the ultimate challenge…


Wicked Thing by Angeline Kace (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome the author of WICKED THING, Angeline Kace!



Wicked Thing Dream Cast



There are four main characters in Wicked Thing, and the only one I knew of an actor to play him before writing this post was Dallas. I’m thinking Josh Holloway would be an actor who could pull off Dallas pretty well. They’d have to thicken his hair and make him look a bit younger, but he does Dallas’s smirk perfectly! He also does an amazing bad-guy-on-the-outside-but really-a-sweet-guy-on-the-inside, which is so Dallas. Actually, as I sent some of the earlier chapters to my good friend as I wrote them, she mentioned Dallas reminded her of Sawyer from Lost.

@Sourcebook's Ugliest Bridesmaid Dress Contest + #Giveaway!

From Sourcebooks...



Show us your UGLIEST bridesmaid dress!

Sourcebooks is getting ready to release New York Times bestselling author, Julia London’s brand new novella, The Bridesmaid on October 1st! In order to celebrate, they want to see the ugliest bridesmaid dresses out there! Have YOU been forced to wear one? Or do you have a friend or family member that had to put one on? Well we want to see it!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: Laid Open by Lauren Dane - 5 Wine Glass Toast!

Laid Open
by Lauren Dane
#5 The Brown Siblings
Kindle Edition, 92 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Penguin Group (USA)
Bought By Reviewer
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All she needed to pack was a few bikinis, a toothbrush and some sunscreen. This is what Ben told Erin when he presented her and Todd with tickets to Fiji and the promise of ten days of nothing but sleeping until whenever they wanted, sex without having to lock the door and lots of alone time.
And that’s what they have. Long days and nights filled with pleasure. Long enough that the stress and exhaustion drops away and the three can simply enjoy each other.
They’ve got heat. More than ever before. Recharging their batteries has also brought new levels of intimacy and connection. But when Erin stumbles over the pain of her past, both men band together to not only help her through, but to help each other as well.

Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin (Guest Post/Giveaway)


Today I would like to welcome Jen McLaughlin, a.k.a. Diane Alberts, joining us with her new New Adult Romance - OUT OF LINE! 


Dream Vacations

I’ve been talking a lot about Finn and Carrie from Out Of Line lately, and I thought it would be fun to think about where they would go on their dream vacation. Knowing how different these two are, it isn’t too big of a surprise that they have different destinations in mind.

#CoverReveal: Beyond Repair by Chelsea Camaron (#Giveaway)

Check out the new cover for Chelsea Camaron's BEYOND REPAIR and then be sure to read the super sexy excerpt below!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Review: Never Enough by Lauren Dane - 5 Wine Glass Toast!

Never Enough
by Lauren Dane
#4 The Brown Siblings
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Berkley Heat
Bought By Reviewer
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ALL THE RIGHT NOTES…
Gillian Forrester spent most of her life running from who and what she came from. Until Miles came along. From the moment she held the tiny newborn her older sister didn't want, Gillian stopped running and began to build a life for herself and her adopted son. Now, thirteen years later, as Gillian's sister lay dying, she reveals the father's identity and makes Gillian promise to find him.
Adrian Brown is the epitome of the successful rock star. He's seen and done it all, with few regrets. It takes a lot to shock him but the bombshell that he has a thirteen-year-old son rocks his world. And Adrian is even more surprised when the buttoned-up, elegant woman who's raising Miles snags his erotic and romantic attention.
The last thing Gillian expected was to find herself getting hot and heavy with a person like Adrian. But as much as she wants to open up and give herself fully to this amazing man, she's afraid the secrets of her past and Adrian's problems with trusting people may keep them apart for good. If love isn't enough can they find the trust they need?

Release Day Blitz: Wicked Thing by Angeline Kace (#Giveaway)

Today we are celebrating the release of Angeline Kace's new adult contemporary romance, Wicked Thing. Enjoy!



Wicked Thing by Angeline Kace
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Carmyn Rafferty witnessed the aftermath of her mother's affair. She learned at a young age not to trust anyone. Especially not your spouse. So she's planned. She's planned every detail of her life: who her husband will be, what their careers will be, what their lives will be like. All to avoid the pain of infidelity.
Dallas Brown lives a life all his own. He doesn't do relationships, he doesn't care what anyone thinks of him, and he doesn't live up to anyone's expectations but his own.
When Carmyn's fiancé cheats on her, it sends her into a whirlwind of one-night stands with the most infamous player on campus. She can't seem to stay away from this tough guy and his dangerous motorcycle. Everything about him is the complete opposite of who she'd planned to fall in love with: tattoos, dark stubble along his jawline, and hair that brushes his shoulders.
As Dallas and Carmyn begin to fall deeper and deeper into each other, they learn that love can truly be a wicked, wicked thing.

#CoverReveal: Salvaged by Chelsea Camaron (#Giveaway)

Take a look at Chelsea Camaron's cover for SALVAGED. Enjoy!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review: Inside Out by Lauren Dane - 5 Wine Glass Toast!

Inside Out
by Lauren Dane
#3 The Brown Siblings
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by Berkley Trade
Bought By Reviewer
Goodreads - Amazon - Kindle - Barnes & Noble
WORTH THE WAIT
Ella Tipton is a survivor. In the wake of an attack that nearly left her dead, she has spent each day putting her life back together. Once vibrant and outgoing, she's needed to reclaim the best parts of who she was while retaining the hard-won lessons. There hasn't been room for any romantic entanglements, even if she were ready. Still, it doesn't mean she has to stop sneaking looks at Mister Tall, Dark and Tattooed himself.
Security professional Andrew Copeland isn't quite sure when his jones for the lovely and decidely skittish Ella developed. He's known her for years, has watched her triumph over the pain she's been dealt. Cope is no stranger to women, but he knows the nervous flush he gets every time he talks to Ella is different from any attraction he's had in the past. Determined to get Ella to let him in, Cope does the one thing he can think of to get close: he offers her hands-on training in self-defense.
While Ella's sure Cope is just being nice, the prospect of being able to touch him and and gain the tools to push away the last vestiges of her fear is more than she can resist. Soon enough, Cope shows Ella his feelings are far more than friendly, and he reignites something deep inside her. It isn't long before desire and love turn them both inside out.

Losing Virginity by Ava Michael (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Today Ava Michael is sharing a few excerpts from her new book, Losing Virginity!



Losing Virginity  by Ava Michael
Contemporary New Adult Romance
Goodreads
ONLY $0.99! Amazon - B&N 
Olivia Spurgeon has been a good girl her entire life. Her friends have called her Spurgeon the Virgin since 9th grade. Why? Because everyone in her group of friends had already lost there virginity by then. Over the past four years it has been like a foreign object attached to her and even named it something simple.
Virginity.
Now, she's a freshman in college and still hasn't done the deed. All three of her roommates do not have Virginity attached to them and they aren't scared to show it off. Olivia is jealous. She wants what they are having, feeling. One day she finally decides that she doesn't want Virginity attached to her anymore and begins the journey of shedding it.


EXCERPTS:

#CoverReveal: M. Leighton’s WILD CHILD

We are happy to share with you the cover for M. Leighton's upcoming novella in her Wild Ones series, WILD CHILD! Yum!!!


#CoverReveal: Restore My Heart by Chelsea Camaron (#Giveaway)

Chelsea Camaron's contemporary romance series, Daddy's Girls, are getting brand spanking new and smokin hot covers from http://indievention.com! Check out the cover for Restore My Heart and be sure to pick up your own copy today! 




Entangled Brazen's #MrSeptember Throwdown!

The six heroes from this month’s BRAZENS are battling it out to be your Mr. September. Who gets your vote?

Each day this week the six heroes are stopping by some awesome blogs to answer both sexy and sweet personal questions, so you can really get a taste of what they’re like ;)  Each day you get to cast your vote, and at the end of the week one sexy hero will be crowned the winner of the #MrSeptember Throwdown!

Remember, each vote also counts as an entry for one of SIX prizes so be sure to follow along and vote every day to increase your chances of winning!  Visit Entangled in Romance for a recap on the awesome prizes! 

Now, to meet the men competing in the #MrSeptember Throwdown!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Review: Coming Undone by Lauren Dane - 5 Wine Glass Toast!

Coming Undone
by Lauren Dane
#2 The Brown Siblings
Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by Berkley HEAT
Bought By Reviewer
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After his parents' death, Brody gave up a promising career to care for his family. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, and for the first time in years he's alone. Elise has come to Seattle with her daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina-and trapped in a marriage gone bad-she's looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both in the handsome, honest man who befriends her with no strings attached.
Brody and Elise discover in each other the wild, physical passion they need. But it'll take a shadow from Elise's past to make them look beyond what they need-to what they truly desire.

To Wed a Wicked Highlander by Victoria Roberts (Interview/Giveaway)

I am in the mood for something...*pulls out a bottle of red wine* 
Nope, maybe white? *looks at other bottle* 
Nope...Kilts! I am in kilt depravity! Good thing our guest today has a few, welcome Victoria Roberts!



Lexi: Ah, there we have it. Three muscled men standing there in kilts, perfect. Hard to believe that book three of the Bad Boys of the Highlands is already out! Congrats on the quick releases! As a reader it is always nice to not have to wait a year between books. Did it feel quick to you?
Victoria: Thanks so much for having me today at Reading Between the Wines, always a pleasure.

#CoverReveal: Walk On The Striped Side by Jessie Lane (#Giveaway)

 
Woot! Today we are happy to share with our readers the cover for Jessie Lane's second novel in their paranormal romance series, Big Bad Bite, Walk On The Striped Side! Have a drool and check out the excerpt below after you've cleaned up! *wink*




Release Day Blitz: Lyla Payne's BE MY DOWNFALL (#Giveaway)

Today we are celebrating the release of Lyla Payne's BE MY DOWNFALL. Check out the excerpt below! 



Be My Downfall
(Whitman University #3)
by Lyla Payne
ebook, 310 pages
Published September 20th 2013 by Createspace
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Toby Wright has always prided himself on being one of the most normal guys at Whitman University. He loves his parents, has a great job lined up after graduation, and with the exception of attempting to cross the unbalanced Sebastian Blair sophomore year, has kept his nose pretty clean.
But the rich never have empty closets, and memories long stashed away come spilling free when notorious party girl Kennedy Gilbert almost dies in his bathroom.
Nobody really knows how Kennedy manages to stay in good standing at Whitman–she never goes to class, doesn’t pretend to care about her future, and as far as people can tell, is never sober. This isn’t her first meeting with a stomach pump, but it is the first time she’s woken up to Toby’s concerned brown eyes. Despite the fact that she prefers life without friends, he gets under her skin with his insistence on playing her guardian angel.
No one knows better than Toby that people can only be saved if they want to be, but the realization that she has no one else draws him back into the shadows of Kennedy’s life–and eventually into her bed. But she long ago came to terms with a truth that Toby refuses to accept: she doesn’t want to be rescued, she only wants to forget.
Unwilling to give up on her, Toby’s dragged under by this broken girl and her dark, twisted Whitman University he never guessed existed. If he struggles to the surface, he’ll abandon someone he loves for the second time in his life. If he doesn’t, it won’t be long until they both drown.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Review: Laid Bare by Lauren Dane - 5 Wine Glass Toast!

Laid Bare
by Lauren Dane
#1 The Brown Siblings
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by Berkley Trade
Bought By Reviewer
Goodreads - Amazon - Barnes & Noble
Unexpected Desire...
It's been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with Erin Brown, the provocative, wild rocker chick next door. Their power exchange in the bedroom got under his skin. But love wasn't in the cards just yet...
Now, life has thrown the pair back together. But picking up where they left off is tough, in light of a painful event from Erin's past. As Todd struggles to earn her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected and exciting turn when Todd's best friend, Ben, ends up in their bed--and all three are quite satisfied in this relationship without a name. As the passion they share transforms Erin, will it be enough to help her face the evil she thought she had left behind?

#CoverReveal: Secret Maneuvers by Jessie Lane (#Giveaway)


Today we are incredible excited to reveal the brand new cover for Jessie Lanes FA-bulous contemporary romance and first book in their promising new EX OPS series, Secret Maneuvers


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lisa Renee Jones' REVEALING US (Spotlight/Giveaway)

 
Today we would like to share with you the third book in Lisa Renee Jone's Inside Out series, Revealing Us






REVEALING US
Inside Out, Book 3
Available at:  Amazon | B&N 
The third and final installment in the sexy Inside Out erotic romance trilogy—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
You’ve discovered Rebecca’s secrets. You’ve discovered Sara’s secrets. Now Sara will discover “his” deepest, darkest secrets…but will those secrets bind them together—or tear them apart?




ARC Review: Dirty Trick by Christine Bell - 4 Wine Glasses!

18403068Dirty Trick 
(Perfectly Matched #1)
by Christine Bell
ebook, 250 pages
Expected publication: September 23rd 2013 by Entangled: Brazen
ISBN 1622663187 
ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing
Goodreads- Amazon - B&N
Grace Love is lousy with men. She can spot a match for someone else a mile away, and her balls-on instincts are why her matchmaking business is thriving, but finding her own Prince Charming? The only guy who makes her sixth sense tingle is her playboy best friend, Trick, and no way is she risking their friendship, no matter how hot she knows the sex will be.
SWAT officer Trick Matthews is a patient guy, but Grace’s inability to see what’s right in front of her is grinding on his last nerve. Yeah, he blew his shot at breaking out of the friend zone when he tamped down the urge to lick her from head to toe the day they met, but he’s got a plan that’ll change her mind. Incognito at Salem's hottest Halloween party, he’ll show her exactly how good they could be…and that he’s the man for her.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

ARC Review: On Midnight Wings by Adrian Phoenix - 3 Wine Glasses

10381472On Midnight Wings 
(The Maker's Song #5)
by Adrian Phoenix 
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2013 by Pocket
original titleOn Midnight Wings
ISBN 1451645341 
ARC Courtesy of Publisher
Goodreads - Amazon - Kindle - B&N - iTunes - Book Depository
A DESPERATE SEARCH. A DARK AND DANGEROUS JOURNEY. AND EVERY STEP COULD DESTROY EVERYONE DANTE LOVES.
ONLY ONE MORTAL WOMAN CAN SAVE HIM . . .
As Dante Baptiste’s true identity as both True Blood and Fallen ripples throughout New Orleans, he and Heather struggle for their lives against different foes, fighting their way back to each other. To free herself from her father’s treachery, Heather accepts help from an ally–and steps into even greater danger. Dante, lost to his brutal past, wavers between his own sense of self and the Bad Seed-programmed S that lurks within, between the never-ending Road and the Great Destroyer. And the danger of becoming both.
. . . UNLESS THE FALLEN REACH HIM FIRST.
Lucien searches frantically for the lovers, all too aware that time is running out. Dark forces continue to gather, eager to possess and manipulate the young vampire for their own ends. The fate of mortals, nightkind, and the Fallen pivots around Dante as he struggles to piece together his shattered psyche and gain control of his power before he rips all three worlds asunder.

Crystal's Thoughts:

Surrendering to the Alpha by Lia Davis (Interview/Giveaway)


Please give a warm welcome to author, Lia Davis, joining us with a special guest from her book - Surrendering to the Alpha!




Interview with the Alpha

Hi! I brought Keegan, Ashwood Alpha and hero of my latest release Surrendering to the Alpha, with me today to chat about Ashwood, his new love, and life. Oh, and Addyson sent chocolate chuck cookies. Help yourself, grab a chair and enjoy the view…er…interview.

Lia: Hello, Keegan. Can you share a little about yourself with everyone?

Keegan: Hi. Um, sure. I’m old and I hear voices.

Lia: *hiding a smile* We’ll need more information than that. Tell them about your voices since you brought it up.

Keegan: I’m telepathic.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Review: Taken by the Vampire King by Laura Kaye - 3.5 Wine Glasses!



17701629Taken by the Vampire King 
(Vampire Warrior Kings #3)
by Laura Kaye
Kindle Edition, 72 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Harlequin Nocturne Cravings (first published January 1st 2013)
ASINB00BNRIK4W
ARC Received courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review
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Henrik Magnusson is supposed to be immortal, but a mysterious ailment leaves the vampire king near death, and not even the blood of the Proffered, human virgins trained to serve the elite, can sustain him. Then he rescues a beautiful young woman from his enemies, and is filled with blood lust and desire he hasn't felt for centuries.
Photographer Kaira Sorenson's life takes a nightmare turn when she's attacked by blood-thirsty creatures—and saved by a vampire. She should be afraid of Henrik, but she can't deny her intense attraction to this regal, enigmatic being—nor the fact that her blood may be his only salvation. Now she must decide if she's willing to be his forever…


It Takes Two to Tangle by Theresa Romain (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to give a warm welcome to historical romance author, Theresa Romain, joining us with the first book in a new series - It Takes Two To Tangle!



Brotherly Love

It’s no surprise that, over the course of a historical romance, the hero and heroine would grow. That they’d come to rely on each other, to build each other up, and to see each other in a new way.

And in IT TAKES TWO TO TANGLE, Frances and Henry do exactly that. She’s an impoverished war widow, and he’s a wounded ex-soldier. They understand each other because of what war has taken from them. But their journey to happily-ever-after wouldn’t be complete without their families—especially Henry’s brother.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Danielle Allen's Back To Life (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Now please welcome Danielle Allen, joining us with her contemporary romance, Back To Life!


Crystal, thank you for allowing me to guest post with Reading Between the Wines!

Music played a big role in Back to Life and as I write Back to Reality (Back to Life #2), you can expect more of the same.

I love music. If I could, I would have a theme song that would play every time I’d walk into a room. Seriously.

I can’t sing. I don’t play any musical instruments. I don’t have a musical bone in my body. But I love it. I absolutely love music. And that love of music is definitely on display in my debut novel, Back to Life.

HUNTER'S HEART by J.D. Tyler (Interview/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome author J.D., joining us with a few very special guests!


Exclusive Interview: Ryon Hunter And The Alpha Pack

When I requested this interview with Ryon and The Alpha Pack, the guys weren’t sure whether they could take the time to sit down and talk. They’re really busy these days fighting all the dangerous things that stalk the night, and there’s a new problem on the horizon for our brave heroes. But they graciously agreed to take a few moments to give us an update on what’s been going on their world and satisfy our curiosity.

We’re sitting in the Pack’s recreation room because it’s more comfortable, and the guys are lounging around, waiting for me to begin. The room quiets, and I have to admit, being the focus of so many scorchingly sexy, strong menhas me shaking in my boots. I try not to show my nervousness as I soldier on.

Nick Westfall (Alpha Pack Commander/white wolf/Seer): Can I get you something to drink?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Stephanie Rowe's Order of the Blade series (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Today we would like to share with you a paranormal/fantasy romance series from author, Stephanie Rowe - Order of the Blades!



DARKNESS AWAKENED
Order of the Blade Series, Book One
FREE at Amazon | Barnes and Noble
The Calydons are a race of ancient immortals cursed with a dark side. Each Calydon is destined to meet his soul mate, to be so drawn to her that he is unable to resist bonding with her through the rituals of his race…
…but their destiny is to destroy each other and all they care about the moment their bond is complete.
Quinn Masters will stop at nothing to rescue his rogue teammate. To save his blood brother and ensure his brand of justice triumphs, Quinn will break every rule of his kind and partner with the sensuous, courageous woman destined to be his ultimate destruction.
Haunted by a brutal past, Illusionist Grace Matthews will risk everything to save her kidnapped sister, including putting her life in the sinfully capable hands of an immortal warrior whose ravaging kisses and intense passion propel her ruthlessly toward a fateful destiny she can't afford to believe in.

#CoverReveal: East Of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye!

Woot! We're helping in the reveal for Laura's 4th Hearts of the Anemoi book - a favorite series and author her at RBtWBC - East Of Ecstasy! Check out all this gorgeousness! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tori St. Claire's EXPLOSIVE (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome Tori St. Claire, joining us with the third book in her Black Opals series - out today - Explosive


Good morning, everyone!  Thanks for having me back here today to help celebrate the release of EXPLOSIVE, the third book in the Black Opals series.  I thought we’d kick things off with a little fun:

Top Ten Reasons to Tangle with a Black Opal

10.  Endless Patience – He’ll never lose his cool over something as silly as moodswings, hormones, or a woman’s ever-changing mind.  He also knows when to push or pull according to her…needs.

9.  Resourceful – Almost better than a handyman, a Black Opal can solve virtually any problem, and if he can’t he knows someone who can.  Another perk: he can score from almost any position.

Entangled's Covet - The Secret's Out! (All eBooks - $0.99 - Today Only)


Announcing the Covet One Day Sale!!!!

All of the Covet books are on sale TODAY ONLY for just $0.99 each. That means you can grab all of these great stories for less than $15!!

Covets have all the sexiness, emotion, and happily ever after that readers have come to expect and love from Entangled. They are firmly grounded in the contemporary world, but each novel brings in supernatural twists, breaking the contemporary and paranormal rules, alike. To find out more about our titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books you’ll be coveting next, visit the Entangled website, follow us on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and join our Book Club!!


Click on the covers for the links to Amazon!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sexy Snippets: Wethering the Storm (The Storm #2) by Samantha Towle

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub

Tuesdays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. To join in just grab the button, post a sexy paragraph or two from your current read and share the author & title so other participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like. Then add your post to the linky below so everyone can follow along. Have a sexy good time!


All Hallows Eve Indies Blog Tour (Info & Blogger Sign-up)


It's that time of year again - my favorite time of year! A time to celebrate all of those spooky and delightful things that go bump in the night! And guess what? We, along with Authors Jessie Lane and Brandy Dorsch, have a fabulous tour opportunity featuring some of your favorite paranormal indie authors to go along with it October 17th - 31st!

Paranormal Indie Authors come together in one awesome tour to show the many different ways they all go bump in the night. Whether you like werewolves, vampires, demons, shifters or the fae, this tour will bring you authors you've read a million times already and love, as well as new authors to pick up! Check out this amazing list of authors that have already confirmed for the tour:

Pre-Order BORN WILD by Julie Ann Walker & Get a Gift! (+ #GIVEAWAY)

FROM SOURCEBOOKS...

A Gift for You, for Pre-Ordering BORN WILD by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julie Ann Walker

For US and Canadian Black Knights Inc. Lovers!

Send us your proof of pre-order and we’ll send you a Black Knights Inc. bandana!

We’ll send a bandana to anyone who shows us their pre-order receipt until October 31, or supplies run out. Just email your receipt to sbpublicity@sourcebooks.com

As an added bonus: EVERYONE who receives a bandana will have an opportunity to win a fabulous motorcycle-themed gift basket, inspired by the Black Knights.



- All you have to do is post a photo of you with your bandana and show it to us!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Release Day Blitz: Right Now by Marie Hall (#Giveaway)

Today we are celebrating the release of Marie Hall's second book in her new adult romance series, Moments - Right Now!



Right Now 
Moments #2
by Marie Hall
Amazon - B&N - Goodreads
Sometimes in life....
Things were supposed to get better when Ryan met Lili. I was supposed to move on, get a life... but I'm stuck and lost. Things with my father are not good. There are demons in our closet, big ones. Ones I want to kill him for, I'm seeing a shrink, I'm trying to get better... but my life feels out of control, like I'm a raft adrift on the sea. I don't know where to look, how to get anchored again, and then I meet Zoe Stone. Something about her draws me out of my rut, makes me laugh for real, smile, and for the first time in years I want to be more. But what will she think when she discovers who I really am?
...all we have...
When Alexander Donovan, aka The Golden Adonis, walks into my tattoo parlor, I know I'll do anything to make that man mine. There's an instant connection, a need to know more about him. Everything about him. But there's also a mystery surrounding the guy, when people look at him they only see the man that laughs, that cracks jokes and makes the world think that everything's okay, but I see the truth... I see the darkness that lurks so deep inside few would ever recognize it. I want to help him, I want to be with him, now I just have to make him trust me enough to let me in.
Is Right Now

Marie Hall's Triple Book Blast & #Giveaway

Today we would like to share with you three books from author, Marie Hall!



Death's Lover
Eternal Lovers series, Book 1
Release Date:  September 3, 2013
AmazonBarnes & Noble
Eve Philips thought she could never love again. After her husband died in a hit-and-run accident, Eve poured her heart into her potions shop, Witch’s Brew, and hasn’t given any man a second glance—until Cian. As soon as she locks eyes with him, Eve knows she’ll never be the same. Gorgeous and mysterious, he incites a passion in her that she’s never felt before. And it’s almost otherworldly . . .
Cian knows Eve is special the minute they lay eyes on each other. He’s a supernatural being with a dangerous duty, and being seen is not part of the job description. But when he meets the kind, beautiful Eve, all the rules go out the window. Now that his superiors have gotten wind of it, he has a wicked enemy on his tail. Yet all he cares about is Eve: loving her, protecting her—and finding the right time to tell her his dark and terrible secret, a secret that threatens both of their lives . . .

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Book Blast: First Position by Prescott Lane

Today we would like to share with you a new adult contemporary romance from self published author, Prescott Lane - First Position!



About the Book:

First Position by Prescott Lane
File Size: 446 KB
Print Length: 283 pages
Publisher: Prescott Lane
Publication Date:  April 15, 2013
Genre:  New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Buy Link:  Amazon
Emory faces life’s challenges at the one place that’s never failed her, the ballet barre. But even the barre can’t steady her when fate brings her face-to-face with her old college flame, Mason, who’s hoping to return to the NFL after a career-threatening injury. Before they can surrender to their sexual desires and find salvation in each other’s arms, they need to come to terms with their past. Mason must confront the demons that have set him on a path of self-destruction, while Emory must decide whether to keep her painful secrets locked away, or expose them and risk losing the love of her life. But nothing can prepare Mason for what Emory has kept hidden, or the possibility that he himself may be to blame for the very secrets she keeps – and why they continue to haunt her.