Monday, October 31, 2011

Sexy Snippets: Never Love a Highlander by Maya Banks

Tuesdays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines and Secrets of a Book Lover 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!

Never Love a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #3)

"I've considered the next way you may please me my wife."
She regarded him suspiciously.
He toyed with her breasts, touching the plump swells and then tracing lines around her nipples. 
"You have beautiful breasts. So very beautiful. I wager they're the most perfect breasts I've ever seen."
"Again with the comparisons," she growled. "Twould seem you're destined to bring harm to that portion of your anatomy that you love so."
He grinned and the rolled, bringing her atop him.

Now it's your turn! Link up and show me your sexy!

ARC Review: Embrace the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney

Embrace the Highland Warrior (Connor Clan, #2)Embrace the Highland Warrior 
Connor Clan #2
by Anita Clenney 
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: November 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402251262
Courtesy of publisher
When the powerful demon that left Shay for dead discovers her empty grave, he comes seeking retribution, believing she possesses an ancient book he has sought for centuries. Knowing she can't fight the demon alone, Shay returns to her clan and the Scottish Warrior who betrayed her...the only man she's ever loved, where she discovers that betrayal isn't always what it seems. Sometimes it's far worse.

My Thoughts:
Do you love sexy men in kilts with to-die-for brogues who will go to any lengths to protect the women they love? Then Embrace the Highland Warrior is just the novel for you!

Anita Clenney (Character Interview & Giveaway)

Pumpkin and wine, ready for a halloween party. Shallow depth of field. stock photography
Happy Halloween Everyone!!!
I have a special treat for you today! The fabulous Anita Clenney is visiting with Cody, the hero of Embrace the Highland Warrior, which is the second novel in Anita's sexy & exciting Connor Clan series that releases tomorrow!

Anita Clenney chats with Cody MacBain

Anita: Since today is Halloween, I’ve asked Cody MacBain, Scottish warrior from my second book, Embrace the Highland Warrior, to sit down for a chat since these warriors know a thing or two about scary monsters.
I’m sure you have better things to do, Cody, but thanks for joining me.
Cody: We’ll have to make it quick. I have an appointment with a demon.
Anita: Does the demon know that?
Cody: ‘Course not. It’s all about stealth. That’s how the clan has survived this long.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ghost of A Chance Giveaway Blitz

You might know author Deena Remiel from her popular Brethren series but today we are celebrating her release of Ghost of a Chance with a giveaway blitz! You can enter at each stop in this blitz which means more chances to win! See the schedule *here*

Drowning in grief over the loss of her husband years ago, Susannah immersed herself in a high-powered position at her marketing firm. But, she’s finally able to accept that her need for a man in her life is stronger than her desire to bury herself in her work.
Remy is a ghost of a man, literally. Cursed by a vengeful ex-wife he neglected, he is meant to spend the rest of his life without the chance of a normal life ever again. Or is he?
Susannah and Remy, two people ghosting through life, until they are brought together by a fateful 1Night Stand. Both are seeking re-entry to the land of the living and loving. Can they fulfill each other’s deepest desires and learn what it means to live again?

This is crazy! I feel more with this ghost than I ever have with men made of flesh and blood, including my husband who I loved since grade school. She opened her eyes, reached out, and placed her palms where she saw the outline of his cheeks. Leaning back until she rested on the blanket, she rejoiced that he’d followed her down, hovering over her so that the shimmering stars on the ceiling shone through his body. “Kiss me again, Remy. And this time don’t stop.” 

Destined by P.C. & Kristin Cast (Book Trailer & Giveaway)

Good morning and a happy Sunday to y'all! To start the day off we have a special book trailer and giveaway from Zeitghost Media for P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast's newest novel in their fabulously popular House of Night Y.A. series, Destined

Destined (House of Night Series #9)Destined (House of Night #9)
by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Hardcover, 325 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by St. Martin's Press
ISBN 0312650256 
Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet -- which would be a whole lot easier if the High Council saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together -- if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow. 
But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobia's handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then there's the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more -- or possibly less -- than human. Only Neferet knows he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And there's something strangely familiar about him . . . 
Will Neferet's true nature be revealed before she succeeds at extinguishing Light? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox's humanity in time to protect them all? Find out what's destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.

To find out more about the House of Night series and the newest installment, Destined, visit

Halloween Event: Books that go Bump In the Night (Schedule)

Creatures the go BUMP In the Night is RBtWBC's Halloween event where we will feature a different paranormal creature that makes your Books go Bump everyday, and sometimes several times a day! With fantastic authors, posts, reviews and giveaways you'll want to check in often. You can come to this page at any time for the full schedule of events and links to the posts. It will be updated on a regular basis. The event will run from Oct. 23 - Oct. 29th and all giveaways will end on Nov. 6th. 

10/23: ANGELS
Cynthia Eden (Guest Post & Giveaway)
Felicity Heaton (Guest Post & Giveaway)

10/24: ZOMBIES
Gossip Ghouls Tour (Guest Post)

Katie Reus (Guest Post & Giveaway)
Sharie Kohler (Giveaway)
Pamela Palmer (Giveaway)

10/26: ELVES (FAE)
Deborah Court (Guest Post & Giveaway)

10/27: GHOSTS
The Order of Chaos Giveaway Blitz
Darynda Jones (Guest Post & Giveaway)
Terri Garey (Giveaway)

10/28: DEMONS
The Hunter Tour (Guest Post & Giveaway)
Rosalie Lario (Guest Post & Giveaway)
Larissa Ione (Giveaway)

Laura Wright (Guest Post & Giveaway)
Jeaniene Frost (Giveaway)
Dianne Duvall (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Event: Vampire - Dianne Duvall (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Alright you'all, has everyone enjoyed our Halloween event? I sure hope so! I want to give a humongous thank you and a great big cheer to all the amazing authors that took the time to join us this week and I can't forget all of you fabulous readers as well. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! Don't forget that all the giveaways for this event will close on Nov. 6th. For the last post of the event and our vampires feature I'd like to welcome author Dianne Duvall back to Reading Between the Wines for a special character interview! Besides being one of the sweetest people I've had the pleasure to chat with, Dianne also writes some fang-tastic paranormal romance that is an absolute must-read!

Vampires, Immortals, and Seconds . . . Oh, My!

Happy Halloween!  I know I’m early, but I’m very excited to be here today.  Thank you, Crystal, for letting me join the “Creatures That Go Bump in the Night” fun!  I’m Dianne Duvall, author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series.  Since the topic for today is vampires, I thought I would let Roland and Sarah, the hero and heroine from Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, Book 1), tell you a little bit about the vamps you’ll encounter in my series.  Sheldon, a Second (human assistant to an Immortal Guardian) will interview them for me. 

Halloween Event: Vampires - Laura Wright (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Our next guest for today is one of my favorite vampire authors, Laura Wright! Laura has this fabulous series that you all might of heard about, Mark of the Vampire, which follow the oh-so-sexy Roman brothers. Please give her and the boys a very warm welcome!


ETERNAL HUNGERWhen I walk into the Soho house to check on the guys, they’re nowhere to be found. But I do see Sara and Kate and Ladd at the table near the kitchen. They’re working on something with fabric, but I can’t make out what it is. I move closer.

Writer Lady: What’s going on here?

Kate: Helping Ladd make his Halloween costume.

Ladd: <looks up> It’s my first one!

Writer Lady: That’s great, Kiddo. What are you dressing up as? <I ask because I can’t tell what all the black fabric spread out on the table is about.>

Halloween Event: Vampire - Jeaniene Frost (Giveaway)

Welcome friends to the last day of 'Creatures that go Bump In the Night!' Some might say that I've saved the best for last but I'll let you be the judge of that... can you guess which paranormal creature we're featuring? That's right, VAMPIRES! And to kick the day off the lovely Jeaniene Frost has sent me a book to giveaway to readers, her 6th book in the awesomesauce Cat & Bones (Night Huntress) series, One Grave at a Time! And don't miss the newest story for Cat & Bones in the holiday anthology, The Bite Before Christmas!

One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress #6)
by Jeaniene Frost 
Mass Market Paperback, 358 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Avon Books (Mm)
ISBN 0061783196 

The grave is one wrong step away.

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving--leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit. 

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity--forever. But how do you kill a killer who's already long dead?

My Review

I have a signed copy of One Grave at a Time to giveaway to one US reader. To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering this question:
Cat and Bones have faced many adversaries; what two paranormal creatures would you like to see pitted against each other?
Then fill out the rafflecopter below!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Event: Demons - Rosalie Lario (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Hi again! How are you all liking Demons so far? I have one last guest for today, please give a warm welcome to a super cool lady and awesome author, Rosalie Lario. Rosalie is the author of the Demons of Infernum series which follow four brothers who are half demon but all smokin hot! 

Demon protagonists: love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re everywhere.

I happen to be a huge fan of demons as heroes, so when I dreamt up my latest paranormal romance series, the DEMONS OF INFERNUM, I instantly knew what I would write about.

The world I’ve created consists of multiple dimensions, with different species of beings on each world. One of the worlds, Infernum, is home to a multitude of demon species. Some are good, some evil, but most fall somewhere in between.

Halloween Event: Demons - The Hunter Tour (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Alrighty, now we have author Theresa Meyers joining us on her blog tour for her upcoming release, The Hunter! The Hunter is the first in her new series, The Legend Chronicles, which follow three brothers who are Darkin (demon) hunters and who just happen to be The Chosen. The Chosen are the only ones who can bring a legendary book together to close the gates of Hell.  Theresa mixes a little bit of the supernatural, steampunk and the old west together for a unique new paranormal romance.

Demons Aren’t Always Dangerous

Most of the time when you hear the word demon, there aren’t a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings that pop up. Chances are a chill skates over your skin. For thousands of years demons (or more accurately termed daemons or daimons courtesy of the Greeks) were considered just naturally occurring spirits. They weren’t malevolent or dangerous supernatural forces. They just were.

Halloween Event: Demons - Larissa Ione (Giveaway)

Welcome everyone to the 6th day of 'Creatures that go Bump In the Night!' Today we are featuring DEMONS and what better way to start of the day then with some of the demons we all know and love from author Larissa Ione! Following her hit Demonica series, she is now working on a spin-off series, Lords of Deliverance which follow the Four Horsemen..err...and woman! lol Larissa is fabulously giving away one copy of the first book in the series and a matching book thong! Check out Eternal Rider!  

Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #1)Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #1)
by Larissa Ione
Mass Market Paperback, 402 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by Grand Central Publishing
They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.
Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life.
My Review

As I mentioned, Larissa is giving away one copy of Eternal Rider and a matching book thong to US residents. To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering this question:
Who is your favorite demon hero or heroine from a book, TV show or movie?
Then, fill out the rafflecopter below! 

ARC Review: The Hunter by Theresa Meyers

The Hunter (The Legend Chronicles, #1)The Hunter (The Legend Chronicles #1)
by Theresa Meyers 
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: November 1st 2011 by Zebra
ISBN 1420121243
Courtesy of author and Bewitching Book Tours
They're the Chosen—Winchester, Remington and Colt—brothers trained to hunt down supernatural beings using the latest steam-powered gadgetry. It's a hard legacy to shoulder, and it's about to get a lot more dangerous. . .A Devil Of A JobColt Jackson has gotten his name on many a wanted poster with success in the family business: hunting supernaturals across the frontier. Lately, though, there's a sulfur stink in the wind and the Darkin population is exploding. A rift in the worlds is appearing. To close it, Colt will have to do the unthinkable and work with a demon to pass arcane boundaries no human alone can cross.Except when he summons his demon, he doesn't get some horned monstrosity: he gets a curvy redheaded succubus named Lilly, who's willing to make a bargain to become human again. He also gets Lilly's secret expertise on the machinations on the dark side of the rift. And her charm and cleverness help to get them out of what his silver-loaded pistol and mechanical horse can't. Of course, when all hell breaks loose, he might have to sacrifice his soul. But what's adventure without a little risk?

My Thoughts:
A dash of the old west, a sprinkle of steampunk and dollop of the supernatural makes for a unique new paranormal romance with The Hunter.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines and Kelly at Secrets of a Book Lover. This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make new friends!

How to join in:
-You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
-Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
-Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
-List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
-Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
-Visit the other blogs on the list. If you like what you see make sure to leave a comment and follow so the blog owner knows you stopped by and can return the favor. Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. J It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blog love!
-Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) or Kelly (secretsofabooklover at gmail dot com) with any questions!
Question of the Week: If you could dress-up a favorite book character for Halloween, who would it be & what would they wear? 

Halloween Event: Ghosts - Darynda Jones (Guest Post & Giveaway)

For the last ghostly post of the day I have the fabulous Darynda Jones joining us for a post about her very own haunting encounter. Darynda is the author of the Charley Davidson series, and features a part-time P.I. who also just happens to be the Grim Reaper. Hopefully by the end the chills won't be too bad and you can enter the giveaway! J

Hello Dear Readers,

Thank you for having me today! I’d like to talk about something near and dear to my heart. Will-o’-the-wisps. Apparitions. Ghosts.

Now not everyone believes in ghosts and that’s cool. I completely understand. I mean, yeah, you feel the occasional cold spot in an otherwise scorching room. A brush across your neck when no one is around. And let’s not forget the ever-popular levitating object. But absolutely, keep denying their existence. Ghosts? Really? Pffft. That’s just crazy talk.

Halloween Event: Ghosts - Terri Garey (Giveaway)

Woohoo, I have more ghosts for you all today! Terri Garey, author of the Nicki Styx series has kindly offered a giveaway! The Nicki Styx series is an awesome series that follows a young women who has a near-death experience and afterwards can see and talk to ghosts, and most of them are not the Casper the Friendly Ghost kind! Along the way she meets a hot doctor, sexy Devil and a few other interesting characters that you're sure to love. Check out the first novel in the series, Dead Girls Are Easy! Terri then continues her tale of the sexy Devil, Sammy Devine, with her new series Devil's Bargain

Dead Girls Are Easy (Nicki Styx, #1)Dead Girls Are Easy (Nicki Styx #1)
by Terri Garey
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Avon Books (first published August 1st 2007)
ISBN 0061136158
There's something about almost dying that makes a girl rethink her priorities. Take Nicki Styx—she was strictly goth and vintage, until a brush with the afterlife leaves her with the ability to see dead people.Before you can say boo, Atlanta's ghosts are knocking at Nicki's door. Now her days consist of reluctantly cleaning up messes left by the dearly departed, leading ghouls to the Light . . . and one-on-one anatomy lessons with Dr. Joe Bascombe, the dreamy surgeon who saved her life. All this catering to the deceased is a real drag, especially for a girl who'd rather be playing hanky-panky with her hunky new boyfriend . . . who's beginning to think she's totally nuts.But things get even more complicated when a friend foolishly sells her soul to the devil, and Nicki's new gift lands her in some deep voodoo.As it turns out for Nicki Styx, death was just the beginning.
My Review

Terri is offering one copy of Dead Girls Are Easy to a lucky US reader. To enter; 
just leave a comment answering this question: If you could meet the ghost of one famous person who would it be? 
Then fill out the RaffleCopter below! 

Halloween Event: Ghost - The Order of Chaos by Rhonda L. Print (Giveaway Blitz)

Howdy folks and welcome to day 5 of our Halloween event, 'Creatures that go BUMP In the Night!' Today we are featuring ghosts which is something that I'm a bit of a chicken about. I mean, here is one supernatural creature that could be hanging out right next to you and you wouldn't even know about it! Creepy...
We're kicking off this spooky day with Leah Wolfe, a woman who can communicate with the dead, and a giveaway blitz for The Order of Chaos by Rhonda L. Print, enjoy!

One man possessed her heart. The other possessed her soul.
 Both had betrayed her.
 Leah Wolfe, a federal agent for SINS, Supernatural Investigations of Non-Human Species is determined to move on with her life and master her own gifts, including the ability to speak to the souls of the dead. Her ex-fiancé, Joaquin Wildhorse, was unable to accept her gifts and gave himself to another. Ian Nightwalker was more than willing to soothe her broken heart.
 With a prominent member of The Marquis, the vampire ruling council, intent of coming to Leah’s hometown, the threat of Chaos touching everyone she loves brings her down a path to work with both Joaquin Wildhorse and Ian Nightwalker once again.
 The Order of Chaos grabs the reader on the first page and leads them on a journey full of romance, action and suspense as it follows Leah into her first official case with SINS.  Leah is a strong-willed, kick-ass heroine who has conquered a life full of adversity with grace. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Event: Fae - Deborah Court (Guest Post & Giveaway)

  Welcome wonderful readers! Today I'd like to introduce you to new author, Deborah Court, who is joining us with those magical creatures, the Fae, for 'Creatures that go Bump In the Night!' and her new release about an elven prince and a mortal woman, Bound to the Prince

Elven Lovers and Legends of the Fae
By Deborah Court, Author of "Bound to the Prince"

Now as the day of Samhain - or Halloween, as we call it - draws nearer, I like to look out of the window in the late afternoon and watch the fog rolling in over the fields. The world seems to be gently sleeping, covered in a thick white cloud of magic. Even the colors of nature look otherworldly and more intense. In those moments, I ask myself if it could be true that right now the veil between our world and that other, unknown one - the realm of the spirits - is indeed so thin that creatures we only know from old stories could cross the boundaries.

Perhaps one of them, a Fae prince, might see a human woman standing on a bridge, staring down into the swirling mist, and desire her so much that he decides to steal her from her own world and take her down to his underground lair. This is exactly what happens in my Paranormal Romance, "Bound to the Prince." But we'll come back to that a little later.

Jess's Review: Bound to the Prince by Deborah Court

Bound to the PrinceBound to the Prince
by Deborah Court
ebook, 0 pages
Published August 19th 2011 by Deborah Court, via Smashwords 
Courtesy of author
An elven prince without a throne.
A mortal woman without hope, stolen from her own world to fulfill his every desire.
A choice of love and death that could bind them together forever.
Some people believe that beneath our own world, separated only by a thin veil of human disbelief, there is another one – an ancient land of myths and legends, a place where magical creatures dwell. What would happen if one of them walked the streets of London at night?
Once a proud warrior, elven prince Elathan was living in exile, fallen from grace and separated from his own people. He wanted the mortal woman the moment he saw her standing on Blackfriars Bridge, staring down into the darkness with unbearable pain in her eyes. This strangely compelling female also happened to have luscious curves that made his body ache with desire.Naturally, he decided to hunt the woman down, drag her to his lair and command her to become his slave of pleasure. But would her frail human body survive a night of untamed passion in the arms of a Fae?
After a devastating breakup with her fiancé, Igraine Chandler was spending her honeymoon in England all by herself, her life utterly bereft of meaning. For who could ever love a plain, slightly overweight nurse from New Jersey with nothing left but a broken heart and her lost dreams of a home and a family?But she never imagined that she would soon set out into a world beyond her wildest dreams, and help a prince reclaim his throne …
Set in a medieval fantasy world of noble knights, monsters and magicians, honor, betrayal and revenge, “Bound to the Prince” is a romance influenced by Celtic mythology and Arthurian legends. But in its heart, it’s a story of a woman’s inner development to a new, strong, self; uninhibited desire, boundless love, loss and sacrifice.

Jess’s Thoughts:
Deborah Court has an amazing imagination, creating vivid a new world and populating it with unusual, but believable, creatures and people. From a precognitive half -unicorn half-dragon who lives in a lake of lava to the dangerous grass demons that silently hunt their prey through the undergrowth, Court presents us with a world as varied and detailed as our own.  

ARC Review: Ecstasy Untamed by Pamela Palmer

Ecstasy Untamed (Feral Warriors, #6)
Ecstasy Untamed 
(Feral Warriors, #6)
by Pamela Palmer
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: October 25th 2011 by Avon
ISBN 0061794732
Courtesy of NetGalley
They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .Shattered by recent nightmarish events, Hawke feels his bond with his animal spirit weakening—and once it breaks, he’s finished. The arrival of Faith sends his life spinning even further out of control, for although she delights him and enflames his deepest primal passions, she’s promised to Maxim, the newest Feral Warrior.Faith is drawn to Hawke from the start, but Maxim holds her in his thrall and has secretly bent her to his malevolent will. Though gravely damaged, Hawke is the only one who can end Faith’s slavery and protect the Feral Warriors from Maxim’s evil designs. But first they both must embrace the wild . . . and surrender body and soul to a forbidden, all-consuming ecstasy.

My Thoughts:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Event: Shifters - Katie Reus (Guest Post)

Okay folks, last post for the day featuring those furry, fanged, sometimes feathery and oh,so sexy creatures we call shifters! I'd like to welcome the lovely Katie Reus back to RBtWBC, fellow Floridian and author of several fabulous romantic suspense novels, erotic romantic suspense and paranormal romances!

Thank you so much to Crystal for inviting me to blog here today!

October quite possibly might be my favorite month (it’s a tie with December because come on, presents rock). There’s so much Halloween awesomeness and spookiness that abounds right now and I’m totally soaking it all in. The supernatural and paranormal are celebrated and since I love both those things, this is the perfect month to talk about supernatural creatures of myth and legend… Vampires, witches, and shifters, oh my! How to choose a favorite?

Halloween Event: Shifters - Sharie Kohler (Giveaway)

Next up on the SHIFTER block is Sharie Kohler, A.K.A. Sophie Jordan, who is gracious enough to offer a copy of her latest novel in the Moon Chaser series, Night Falls on the Wicked. This an awesome series that spins a different tale about lycan's, where they're not all the sexy heartthrob alphas we've come to expect from today's paranormal romance world, check it out!

Night Falls on the WickedNight Falls on the Wicked (Moon Chasers #5)
by Sharie Kohler
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Pocket
ISBN 1451611412

Sharie Kohler returns to the shadowy world of the Moon Chasers, where a seductive witch stalked by demons finds protection in the arms of a lycan on a mission of blood vengeance. . . .

Darby lives her life below the radar, moving from town to town in the coldest climates, eluding the demons that hunt her—and never allowing herself to get close to anyone. Now, in frigid isolation, Darby waits tables in a small town and tries to forget who she is—what she is—and the danger forever nipping at her heels. Until a new danger finds her—a lycan pack whose distant howls have the locals on edge. But the call of the lycans has also drawn a handsome, menacing stranger. . . .
For years, Niklas has searched for the bloodthirsty pack that murdered his mother and infected him. Darby is overwhelmed by his raw appeal and dangerous strength. Niklas senses her need and vulnerability . . . and together they give in to the hungry attraction blazing between them—but desire this fierce brings dangers of its own. When Darby is targeted by the lycans, the stakes are higher than ever—and Niklas is not about to lose another woman he loves to their evil bloodlust.

My Review

Sharie is giving away one copy of Night Falls on the Wicked to one US resident. To enter, just answer this question:
Which type of werewolf do you prefer reading about in paranormal novels? Scary, sexy, either or both? 
Then fill out the rafflecopter below!

Halloween Event: Shifters - Pamela Palmer (Giveaway)

 Happy Tuesday everyone! Today is the day we feature SHIFTERS for 'Creatures that go Bump In the Night!' And to kick it off Pamela Palmer, author of the exciting shifter series Feral Warriors, has offered a giveaway of her earlier release in the series, Hunger Untamed. Also, today is the release of the newest book, Ecstasy Untamed, featuring Hawke. Happy Book Birthday Pamela! Make sure to go check it out you'all! 

Hunger Untamed (Feral Warriors, #5)Hunger Untamed (Feral Warriors #5)
by Pamela Palmer 
Mass Market Paperback, 357 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Avon (first published 2011)
ISBN 0061794716
They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .For a thousand years she has haunted him—Ariana, Queen of the linas, a beauty of mist and light. His love, his life mate . . . Kougar believed her lost to him forever, until the truth of her stunning betrayal left him bitter and hungry for revenge. Now she alone holds the power to save two trapped and desperate Feral Warriors.Ariana, caught in a deadly battle of her own, is neither the soulless creature Kougar believes her to be nor the savior he seeks.And when darkness threatens to annihilate both races, the greatest danger of all becomes the glorious love Kougar and Ariana once shared. A love that must never rise again. A love that has never died.
My Review

Pamela has generously offered to giveaway TWO signed copies of Hunger Untamed, open worldwide!
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Review: Destined Mate by Katie Reus

Destined MateDestined Mate
by Katie Reus 
Published October 1st 2011 by Harlequin Enterprises
ISBN 1426834071
Courtesy of Author
Two hundred years ago, Angela Lavigne and Alpha werewolf Knox had a shared a passion neither could control. Then Angela was turned into a vampire and disappeared.The last thing Knox expects is for Angela to show up on his doorstep centuries later on a rescue mission, as sexy and irresistible as ever. And he can sense how much she still wants him, too. She's gone against both their species' rules and trespassed on his land. By law he can keep her as long as he wants—and Knox doesn't intend to let her go ever again.As their desire explodes once again, Knox is more sure than ever that he's must claim her forever. But as vampire and werewolf, they are natural born enemies. Can she truly be his destined mate?

My Thoughts:
Do you like sexy vampires and werewolves with non-stop action and romance? Destined Mate is a novella you can sink your teeth into then!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sexy Snippets: Ecstasy Untamed by Pamela Palmer

Tuesdays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines and Secrets of a Book Lover 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!

In honor of Shifters today for our Halloween Event I give you a sexy scene with a bear shifter! Also doing something a little different today, using a snippet from someone other then the main couple of the book. Make sure to grab your copy of Ecstasy Untamed today! Here we go.....

Ecstasy Untamed (Feral Warriors, #6)

"Warrior," she purred. Suddenly, she was no longer standing outside the cages. She was in with Grizz, pulling up her gown.
"He isn't the one, Phylicia," Kougar said evenly.
"Oh, I think he is. The perfect one." A second later, her legs were wrapped around Grizz's waist, her back against the stone wall as he thrust inside her.

Now it's your turn, show me your sex-ay! 

Halloween Event: Zombies - Gossip Ghouls Tour (Guest Post)

Happy Monday, I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! Today for 'Creatures that go BUMP In the Night' we are featuring ZOMBIES! I'd like to welcome author Z who is stopping by on her Gossip Ghouls tour.

How To Be Dead and Sexy: Beauty Tips From Hell
by Z, author of The Gossip Ghouls

Most undead chicks think tiny blemishes like rotting skin, missing body parts, exposed brains, and blood-stained bodies are automatic turnoffs, as if they'll never be sexy again.
They think that once guys see they're missing whatever it was that made them women in life that it's over, like their clubbing days are long past.
Listen, undead ladies: just because you're dead doesn't mean you have to stop living!  There are plenty of body parts to steal and plenty of makeups that hide even the most unsightly exposed brains!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop - Oct 24th to 31st - Hosted by Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Rhianna @ TheDiaryofaBookworm
What is a giveaway hop?
Simple - Each participating book blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another.
For followers this means lots of chances to win free books.
For blogs hosting a giveaway it means lots of new visitors.
It's a win-win!

Welcome, you have reached stop #164 on the hop and there is a long list to go! To see all the other fabulous book blogs participating visit I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
This time around I am giving away a spooky prize pack for US readers, and so that International readers have a chance at something I am also giving away a gift card.

Halloween Event: Angels - Felicity Heaton (Guest Post & Giveaway)

  Hello again lovely readers, it's time for the second half of our Angel feature for 'Creatures that go Bump In the Night!' I'm very happy to welcome author Felicity Heaton over!

Felicity Heaton with Miyazaki Clock in Tokyo, Shiodome DistrictThank you for having me here today to talk about my angels and my angel romance series, Her Angel.

Before I start talking about the series and the angels, I’ll introduce myself. My name is Felicity Heaton and I write paranormal romances under that name and also as F E Heaton. I’ve been writing since 2005 and have been an indie author since 2006. During that time, I have written all of the main species covered in paranormal romance books. I have explored vampires, werewolves and shape-shifters, even witches and demons. Sometimes a writer needs a new challenge. Angels were that challenge for me and since writing the first book in the Her Angel series in summer 2010, I have added another three to the series, the most recent being my new release, Her Guardian Angel, which is also the first novel-length book in the series.

What makes an author decide to venture into the world of angels?

Shadow's Review: Her Guardian Angel by Felicity Heaton

Her Guardian Angel (Her Angel #4)Her Guardian Angel (Her Angel #4)
by Felicity Heaton
Published July 31st 2011 by Felicity Heaton, via Smashwords 
ISBN 0011453729
Courtesy of Author
A simple mission becomes a fight for survival in this fantastic instalment in the Her Angel series.
A guardian angel dedicated to his duty, Marcus will do whatever Heaven asks of him, but even his loyalty has its limits. When his superior orders him to gain Amelia’s trust through seduction, Marcus starts to question his mission and his feelings for the beautiful woman he has watched over since her birth.
Amelia has gone from one bad relationship to another, so when a gorgeous guy moves in next door looking like Mr Right, she hopes he doesn’t turn out to be another black knight in disguise. But there’s more to Marcus than meets the eye, and when he rescues her from three demonic men, Amelia is thrust into his nightmarish world—a world where God and the Devil exist, and only one angel can save her from death—Marcus, the angel she’s falling in love with.
On the run from demonic angels and the Devil himself, aided by Marcus’s angel friends and their amazing women, fighting for survival against the odds, Marcus and Amelia discover a love that will last forever.
A love so strong it will shake Heaven and Hell.

Shadow’s Thoughts:
Before Marcus was sent to earth to protect Amelia, he had watched her from Heaven for 30 years. Now he is on a mission to protect her at all costs, but protect her from what? 
Amelia is a strong woman with the worst luck when it comes to men; none of her relationships ever work out which is a shame, for she's a kind and giving woman. When her current boyfriend becomes enraged during the break-up, Marcus steps in and comes to her rescue. Scared witless, Amelia is instantly drawn to the handsome stranger who helps her.

Halloween Event: Angels - Cynthia Eden (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Good Sunday morning everyone! I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend! Guess what? It's about to get a whole lot better! Today kicks off Reading Between the Wines Halloween Event, 'Creatures that go Bump In the Night!' Every day this week, and sometimes a several times a day, we will feature a different paranormal creature that makes your Books go Bump! With fantastic authors, posts, reviews and giveaways you'll want to check in often! You can see the full schedule at anytime and go to each event post by clicking on the event button. To start the event I'd like to welcome a fabulous author and super sweet lady, Cynthia Eden! 

What Happens When Good Guys…Go Bad (Angel-style)?

A picture of Cynthia Eden.Hi, everyone! It’s a pleasure to be blogging with you today! (A big thanks to Crystal for inviting me over!) I thought for this post, I’d talk about good guys. Or rather, good guys who go bad. Since it’s Halloween season, how about we put a spin on these guys?  How about we say they go bad for a supernatural reason?

Such as…a guy who gets turned into a vampire. One day, he’s Mr. Nice Guy; the next—he wants to suck your blood.
Or maybe a guy who falls prey to the power of the moon. One day, he’s Mr. Perfect; the next—he’s Mr. Perfectly Furry.