Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Deliver Me from Darkness by Tes Hilaire (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome new paranormal romance author, Tes Hilaire, who is joining us with her debut release of Deliver Me from Darkness!

From Angel to Vampire is a Long Way to Fall….

The doors to the sanctuary swung open, revealing a woman in flowing cherry-red robes. The rich robes clashed ostentatiously with her eye-popping, pumpkin-orange curls. Still, the velvet was sinful rubbing up against the creamy skin of her nicely muscled arms.

A warrior. A queen. A woman men should lower themselves to their knees for.

She shouldn’t be here. The thought was like a distant buzz tone in the back of Roland’s mind, spreading a slick sensation of unease along his spine. Then she dropped her shoulders back, breasts pressing forward against the silk gown as a wide smile formed on her luscious burgundy lips. The slick unease turned into a shudder.

Damn. Switch roles. With a mouth like that, she should be the one kneeling.

“Well, well, well.” The words rumbled up like a purr from beneath her perfect bust to drip like silken honey from that perfect mouth in a husky and full cadence that was…Mon Dieu! Perfect for fucking. “Christos said you’d be the one to come. I didn’t believe him.”

Review: Deliver Me from Darkness by Tes Hilaire

Deliver Me from Darkness (Paladin Warriors,#1)Deliver Me from Darkness by Tes Hilaire
Paladin Warriors #1
352 pages
February 7th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Courtesy of Publisher & NetGalley
He had once been a warrior of the Light, one of the revered Paladin. A protector. But now he lives in darkness, and the shadows are his sanctuary. Every day is a struggle to overcome the bloodlust. Especially the day Karissa shows up at his doorstep.
She is light and bright and everything beautiful—despite her scratches and torn clothes. Every creature of the night is after her. So is every male Paladin. Because Karissa is the last female of their kind. But she is his. He may not have a soul, but he can't deny his heart.
Purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository 

Lexy’s Thoughts:
An honorable vampire fighting to keep himself from turning into a beast. A young woman with a light inside that burns bright enough to transform. And an age old fight between good and evil.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tempted by Blood by Laurie London (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I'd like to welcome the wonderful Laurie London back to Reading Between the Wines! Laurie is here with her newest Sweetblood release, Tempted by Blood, which is Jackson's story. Whoot! I know a lot of us have been waiting for this one. :) I'll let Laurie get started and then you can enter to win you're very of copy of Tempted by Blood afterwards. Enjoy!

Thanks so much, Crystal, for having me on RBtW today. It just so happens that I’m at a plotting weekend right now with several other authors and we’re drinking wine. Cheers! Tempted by Blood, the third book in the Sweetblood series, just came out in print—the digital version comes out March 1. It’s Jackson and Arianna’s story. 

If you’ve read the first two books, you’ll remember Jackson. He’s the playboy, the charmer. If you ask me, I think he’s easily bored, which is why he’s always searching for something new. He’s never satisfied with the way things are. In fact, he changes girlfriends as often as he changes the highlights in his hair.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sexy Snippets: Eternal Captive by Laura Wright

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!

Tour: The Night is Mine by M.L. Buchman (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I'd like to welcome author, M.L. Buchman, over to Reading Between the Wines who is touring with his new romantic suspense release, The Night is Mine. Now, I see a lot of guest posts, especially in the last year, but I have to say that this one from Mr. Buchman really caught my attention. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did! Look for my 4 wine glass review of The Night is Mine coming soon!


Thank you Ms. Crystal for having me aboard!

I’m so thrilled to be talking about the launch book of my military romantic suspense series, “The Night Stalkers.” I feel that what started as a fun book has also become, in some surprising ways, an important book, or perhaps a book in an important genre.

When I started down the path four years ago that led to this series, I had a couple of simple elements in my mind.
1. A great love story.
2. A fun write, which means it becomes a fun read.
3. Strong heroines! I love strong heroines. Women amaze me, they always have. I find them endlessly fascinating and have placed them at the core of almost every book I’ve ever written.

Cover Reveal: LUMINOSITY by Stephanie Thomas

A YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian, LUMINOSITY, by Stephanie Thomas. 

LUMINOSITY (Luminosity, #1) by Stephanie Thomas (September 11, 2012)

My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was
immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At
the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings.
And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t
been the same since.

The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the
Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from
everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us
all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.

But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I’m falling
in love with him. He says they’re coming. He says they’re angry. And I
think I’ve already helped them win.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Principal's Office by Jasmine Haynes (Interview)

Today I am happy to welcome erotic romance author Jasmine Haynes over to Reading Between the Wines for an interview about her new release, The Principal's Office. My 4 wine glass review on The Principal's Office will be coming soon!

Hi Jasmine and welcome to Reading Between the Wines, thank you so much for taking the time to join us today!
Let’s start out by getting to know you a little better. What do you like to do when you’re not writing, do you have any hobbies?

First, let me say thank you for having me. As for my hobbies, of course, I love to read! I live in the mountains, and one of my favorite pastimes is hiking in the woods around my house. We have a great state park nearby. And in the evenings, I enjoy working on my needlepoint. Readers can see an example of my needlepoint work on my website’s bio page,

Can you tell us three fun facts about yourself that might surprise readers?

I’ve been married for 28 years to the man I met on my first day at my new job right after I graduated from university. I don’t have any children. And I was an accountant in Silicon Valley for 20 years (a fact readers will probably guess after they read my books!). I love incorporating erotic romance into a business atmosphere with my stories.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tour: Jennifer Probst with Catch Me & Sex, Lies and Contracts (Guest Post)

Please give a warm welcome to erotic romance author, Jennifer Probst! 

A big thanks to Reading Between the Wines for guest hosting me on my blog tour. In my new release, Sex, Lies and Contracts, my heroine has a passion for poetry. I thought it would be fun to talk about including poetry in fiction and how it can deepen the story.


When I was an undergraduate in college, I had a teacher who forced poetry on us in every form available. I wanted to like poetry...ached to be able to quote Shakespeare and understand what I was saying, or drink coffee and wear black while I discussed the images of the red wheelbarrow or Dickinson’s unearthed depression.

But I didn’t. I hated it. Never understood. And got a B.
Later on, I stumbled onto another teacher who focused an entire quarter on poetry. This time, something odd happened. I began to enjoy it.

The teacher let us read for ourselves, and didn’t force any images or resolutions on us. It was acceptable to say I didn’t understand and not feel stupid. She explained with a passion that shimmered from her very being, until her love for poetry transferred to me, and I owned it on my terms.

Powerful stuff.

As I grew older, I went back and forth to different poets who intrigued me. I studied certain passages to see the expert precise handling of the words. This strengthened me as a writer.

Guest Review: My Dangerous Pleasure by Carolyn Jewel

My Dangerous Pleasure (My Immortals #4)My Dangerous Pleasure
(My Immortals #4)
by Carolyn Jewel
Mass Market Paperback, 356 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Forever (first published May 31st 2011)
ISBN 0446563870
Courtesy of Publisher
Forbidden desire and dangerous passion clash in Jewel's fourth installment in her darkly erotic paranormal romance series--the story of Iskander, the dark and irresistible fiend first introduced in "My Wicked Enemy."
Purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository 

Khelsey’s Thoughts:

Friday, February 24, 2012

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #17

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. 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 some 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 and say 'Hi!' 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 Blogging love!
-Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!

Review: Love, Again by Melissa Keir, Sabrina Luna, Tamaria Soana, Autumn Jones Lake, Melissa Kendall, Ella Jade, Lacey Wolfe

Love, AgainLove, Again – by: Melissa Keir, Sabrina Luna, Tamaria Soana, Autumn Jones Lake, Melissa Kendall, Ella Jade, Lacey Wolfe
ebook 224 pages 
February 13th 2012 by Ruby Lioness Press
Courtesy of Sizzling PR Book Tours
Forever Love by Melissa KeirWhen Syndie Wilder returns to Amherst, Ohio, she comes back to take care of her ailing father and doesn’t expect to run into the childhood friend who dumped her in high school. When fate causes the two to meet, sparks fly again. But will a childhood friendship turn into a forever love?
Crazy for You by Sabrina LunaShawn Flint wants to rekindle the spark between him and Erica Kelly when he surprises her by flying in for his stepsister’s wedding. But Erica is still cautious and wants to keep their affair a secret. Can Shawn overcome her protest and convince her that he is totally crazy for her?
Vows by Tamaria SoanaAddison Klein’s life is a mess, her marriage is falling apart and she just lost her best friend. Just when she thinks she is all alone in making some major life altering decision, she gets a little guidance from her guardian angel. Wanting to be a better example to her two little girls, she makes a decision that will change their lives forever when she sets out to seduce her husband.
This Time it’s Different by Autumn Jones LakeSydney Cooper and Maddox Lyons were high school sweethearts, planning to be together forever. Once Maddox’s dreams of music stardom start to come true, he leaves Sydney behind with a broken heart. Four years later, they meet up and sparks fly, but Sydney doesn’t want to be hurt again. How can Maddox convince her this time it’s different?
Life in Suitcases by Melissa KendallElise’s childhood is seemingly perfect until one tragic event changes everything. Moved to a children’s home she meets Anthony and they become friends. Fate sets them on separate paths. How will they do on their own? Will they find love?
Home by Ella JadeDr. Chase Avery has worked hard to give his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Elyse Jacobs, the life she deserves, but in working toward their happily ever after, he missed out on the important things in life. Six months after she leaves, Chase finds himself alone and overworked, dealing with the mistakes of the past. When Elyse shows up unexpectedly on Valentine’s Day, can an old flame be rekindled or is it nothing more than one last night of passion?
Wanted: Wife by Lacey WolfeDarcy is down on her luck and can’t believe it when she finds herself answering a help wanted ad for a wife. Steven’s day starts to look up when the girl he longed for in high school answers his ad. Will these two finally find love in the most unusual of ways?
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Lexy’s Thoughts: 
This anthology is perfect for Valentines Day; sweet love stories that will make you smile. A quick read that restores your hope in second chances. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shana Galen (Interview/Giveaway)

Today I'd like to welcome romance author, Shana Galen, joining us today for an interview on her new release, The Rogue Pirate's Bride! You can check out Lexy's wonderful review of this novel HERE

Hi Shana and welcome to Reading Between the Wines, thank you so much for taking the time to join us today! Can you start off by telling our readers a little something about yourself please? 

SG: I’m a mom, a wife, and a fulltime writer. I taught English for eleven years in middle and high school and left to stay home with my daughter, who is two now. I love history and romance, which works well since I write historical romance.

What do you like to do when you aren’t writing, do you have any hobbies or special interests?

Review: The Rogue Pirate's Bride by Shana Galen

The Rogue Pirate's Bride The Rogue Pirate's Bride
(The Sons of the Revolution #3)
by Shana Galen
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Sourcebooks, Incorporated (first published 2012)
ISBN 1402265557
Courtesy of Publisher
Passionate, action-packed Regency romance by RT Reviewer’s Choice award-winning author Shana Galen features the swashbuckling Sebastien Harcourt, marquis de Valere, and the nautical genius heroine destined to best him. After escaping France on a privateer’s ship, Sebastian becomes the notorious privateer Captain Cutlass. His reputation as a rogue precedes him and he’s undefeated in battle, until he crosses swords with the beautiful daughter of a British admiral. Raeven Russell is out for revenge, but now she’s not so sure she wants the dashing captain to change his wicked ways.
Purchase at: AmazonBarnes & Noble and The Book Depository 

Lexy’s Thoughts:
Every little girl has her father wrapped around her little finger. They just look up at them with those love filled eyes and the fathers are helpless to resist. They will do anything they can for their little girls, no matter how old she gets because inside she will always be his little girl.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Taking A Shot by Jaci Burton

Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3)

Taking a Shot
(Play by Play #3)
by Jaci Burton
Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: March 6th 2012 by Berkley Trade
ISBN 0425245527
Courtesy of Publisher

If you want to score, you have to get in the game...The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she's stuck running the family's sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she's vowed to never fall for a jock-even one as hot as Ty.Ty, intrigued by the beautiful bar owner, becomes a regular. He senses that Jenna wants to do something more with her life. And as he gains her trust, the passion between them grows, as does Ty's insistence that Jenna should start living for herself. With his encouragement, Jenna starts to believe it, too...But first, Jenna has to figure out what she wants, what she needs, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all-including Ty...
Purchase at; Barnes & Noble, Amazon and The Book Depository 

Crystal’s Thoughts:
Jaci Burton scores with another red-hot romance sure to make your heart pound and your libido soar!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spring Fling Blog Hop (April 23rd - 27th) Sign-Ups


I will co-hosting author Selena Blake’s Spring Fling Blog Hop with Laurie at Bitten by Paranormal Romance from April 23rd to 27th.  The Grand Prize for this hop, hosted by Selena Blake, will be a brand new Nook and she will also be giving away several copies of her Stormy Weather Collector’s Edition on her website and on our co-host blogs.

The Rules Are Simple: 

  • Be sure to include whether the giveaway is US, US & CA or International available.
  • Open to authors and bloggers.
  • The Giveaway Blog Post must contain a giveaway as well as a link back this post or a copy of the link code below, also, be sure to include the poster above.  The blog post should go live at 1 am on April 23rd and the giveaway ends on the 27th, so winners should be posted no later than the 29th.
  • Please be sure to indicate in the blog post whether the giveaway is open to the US, CA or Internationally.
  • The Giveaway should be book related whether that is book swag, an ebook, paperback or gift card.

Enter Here:

List your blog name and giveaway information in the linky below.
EX: Reading Between the Wines (US)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Where did she go?!?

Kelly here... I know you're all going to be so upset about this, but Crystal has up and left us.  Ok, ok.  Not for good.  But she did decide to take a little vacay.  So while she's relaxing with her hubby and a cocktail as the kiddies frolic in the water, we will wait patiently for her return.  Who knows, maybe she'll bring us back a little souvenir.

Boy, I miss blogging. ;)

Gnome On The Range by Jennifer Zane (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to author Jennifer Zane!

Thank you for having me as a guest on your blog today. I have written an interview with one of my characters from my book Gnome On The Range. Goldie is the wonderful, interfering, meddling mother-in-law who runs the town's only adult store. Enjoy!


Interview with Goldie, owner of Goldilocks Adult Store- Bozeman, MT

When did you open your store and why an adult store?
I opened the store back in the mid-seventies. I'm what you would have called a daring woman. People probably call me a lot of other things today, but that hasn't stopped me yet! Back then, no one talked about sex let alone shopped in a store to buy something to help improve it. Winter in Montana makes for many a cozy night. What better way to spend it than in front of the fire with the one you love?

Speaking of love, do you consider yourself a matchmaker?
If the shoe fits! I wouldn't exactly call myself a nosy sort, but I don't like to see young people all alone. If two people can find love between the sheets, I'm all for helping out.

In what ways do you help, specifically?
I've been known to give someone a little nudge. Others, I provide a little box from Goldilocks to help them get things moving along.

So you think having sex is a way to fall in love? What about dinner and a movie?
Hell. Dinner and a movie are just fine. It's what comes after where I come in. Sex is good anytime. Morning, bedtime, whatever. As long as there are two, or more (!), consenting adults who are staying out of trouble and away from too much TV, so much the better.

Too much TV?
Rots the brain.

Okay. Describe your latest success story on the relationship/marriage front.
All right. I'll replace the names to protect the innocent, but if you're reading this and from Bozeman, it might not be too hard to figure it out. Jessica hadn't been in a relationship in a loooonnng time. She'd found someone who'd relit her pilot light, if you know what I mean. But she was too chicken to make a move. So I sent a little care package to the man, Thomas.

Your care package made them fall in love?
Hell no! It made her so angry with me she took things into her own hands. She wasn't overly quick about it so I threatened another care package. Two days later, bam. The deed was done.

So you really are a matchmaker. In a weird sort of way. Who's your next love victim? Do you have someone in mind?
I sure do! Haven't met the right man for her yet, but when he comes along, I'll be ready.

To do what exactly?
Help them fall in love. By the way, are you in a relationship?

Oh, um. No.
I knew it. Make sure you give me your address and I'll send you a little package from Goldilocks. I'm guessing you're into [author of story removed this section of the interview for personal reasons]. Don't worry, we have that kind of thing in the store.

And that's all for today. Thanks to Goldie of Goldilocks for today's enlightening blog experience.


If you enjoyed this little impromptu interview with Goldie, please read Gnome On The Range to learn how she meddles in the love life of Jane West (aka Jessica in the interview above).
Here is the book blurb:

Once you get the zing you can’t go back.
Jane West has everything a woman could want. A job in a small Montana town’s only adult store, two busy young boys and one dead husband. Everything except a little excitement--a little zing. But that changes one summer morning at a garage sale when her kids buy some garden gnomes. 
Now someone wants those gnomes and will let nothing get in their way. Including Jane. This new excitement for Jane spells trouble for a relationship with new neighbor--and hot fireman--Ty Strickland. Can Jane and Ty handle a relationship meddling mother-in-law, crazy kids, and stay alive while trying to solve the mystery of the garden gnomes?

Jennifer is kindly giving away one digital copy of Gnome On The Range to one reader! To enter, just leave a comment on this post and then fill out the RaffleCopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck! 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tour: Love Again with Tamaria Soana (Guest Post)

Please give a warm welcome to romance author Tamaria Soana and Tyler from Vows!

Meet Tyler Klein from Tamaria Soana’s story Vows featured in the Love, Again Anthology.

Hi, I’m Tyler. In the story Vows my wife Addison seems to be drifting away from me. Honestly our problems started years ago, but I thought we moved past them. After we had the girls things seemed better, then she started to pull away. After Peyton died we got into a huge fight, I thought for sure I pushed her too far and that she was going to leave me. After she has a panic attack at work things slowly started to change and I saw the Addison I fell in love with resurface.

One Saturday I came home and she was dressed in a sexy dress, and she made my favorite dinner. That night Addison seduced me; to be honest, we seduced each other. 

Review: Highland Hero by Amanda Scott

Highland Hero (Scottish Knights Trilogy #2)Highland Hero by Amanda Scott
Scottish Knights Trilogy #2
October 1st 2011 by Grand Central Publishing
432 pages
ISBN 9780446574303
Courtesy of Publisher
LADY IN DISGUISE    Lady Marsi Cargill refuses to marry a man who wants her land rather than her love. To escape her arranged betrothal, she disguises her noble lineage and accompanies her young cousin--the future King of Scots--on a secret journey across the Highlands. Their guide is a mysterious knight known only as Hawk. Heat flares between the beautiful maid and the brooding warrior, but when Marsi's true identity is revealed, Hawk's desire gives way to fury...KNIGHT AT THE READYSummoned by the King to guard his son, Sir Ivor "Hawk" Mackintosh now has "two" royals to protect. This daring, willful woman has invaded Hawk's every thought, and laid siege to his heart. Soon the solitary soldier is yearning for a life with Marsi at his side and in his bed. But as their passion grows, so too does the danger surrounding them. Powerful enemies watch their every move, and to survive, Hawk and Marsi must fight for Scotland's future-as well as their own new-found love.
Purchase at;  Amazon, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository 

Lexy’s Thoughts:
Dreams in which the line between reality and dream is blurred always end before you want them to. And for Hawk his real dream ended much too soon, but it also ended up bringing him the love of his life.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tour: Love Again with Ella Jade (Guest Post)

Please welcome Ella Jade back to Reading Between the Wines! Ella is stopping by with an anthology she is part of, Love Again. 

Experience or Imagination?

When I tell friends, family or people who ask what I do for a living that I'm an author of erotic fiction they often seem surprised. They're always like, "Really? You write what?" The biggest question I'm asked about my chosen profession is…

Do I write from personal experience?

I'd love to say YES! My sex life is just as hot as the pages in my books. Lol I'm not saying I'm a prude or my husband is lacking anything. But I will say, I just don't have that much time in my life for that much research.

I'm a stay-at-home mom most days, a full-time writer, V.P. of the PTO and I substitute teach a few times a month. I'm a busy girl, so when it comes time to write those steamy scenes I rely heavily on my imagination. Several of my books contain BDSM themes but I don't participate in that lifestyle so I have no firsthand knowledge. I do as much research as I can but when it comes time for me to develop characters and set up the plot I just write what I define as sexy or appropriate for that particular scene. I want to stimulate the reader and have them get lost in my words. When I'm writing, I want to forget about reality for a few hours and indulge in fantasy.

Review: Ember by Kristen Callihan

Ember (Darkest London # 0.5)Ember by Kristen Callihan Darkest London 0.5
Kindle Edition, 92 pages
February 1st 2012 by Forever
Courtesy of Publisher
Prequel to Firelight.
After a fire consumes the Ellis family fortune, the beautiful and resourceful Miranda finds herself faced with an impossible dilemma: enter a life of petty crime or watch her family succumb to poverty. But once her fiancé learns of her descent into danger—and of the strange, new powers she's discovered—saving her family may come at the high price of her heart.
When Lord Benjamin Archer's one chance for redemption is destroyed by corrupt London antiquarian Hector Ellis, he vows to take what Ellis values most—his daughter Miranda. Forced to hide his face behind masks, Archer travels the world hoping to escape the curse that plagues him so that he can finally claim his prize.
But once Archer returns home to London, will it be revenge he seeks? Or will the flame-haired beauty ignite new, undeniable desires?
Purchase at Barnes & Noble and Amazon

Lexy’s Thoughts:
After reading a book that you loved what do you wish for? Just a little bit more, a new view on some of the characters, a look at events to fill in the blanks, or even a little sneak peek at the next book. Ember has all of that.

Friday, February 17, 2012

It's all about the ROMANCE... with Laura Wright of Eternal Captive (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the last day of our Valentine's event, I hope you've enjoyed it! To end things right I have the wickedly awesome Laura Wright joining us today, who is also our Book of the Month author! Woot! Enjoy and don't forget we have another chance for you to win Eternal Captive in the BotM post! 

Dear Readers,

You’ve done this all before, yes? Read one of these letters from the author telling you all about their new book…blah blah blah?

Well, Veanas and Pavens, the author isn’t writing this one.
The stories of my existence, my struggles, my desires will always come from me.

Those of you who know me know that there is nothing I despise more than being told what I can and cannot do – what I can and cannot have. That grating attitude if you will started early on in balashood – and you’ll see a few shades of those early years in Eternal Captive. Granted, my mother had the right to attempt to corral me, I was a little fanged devil. But she was the only one. I’ve never thought twice about gutting anyone who tried to pull that sh*t on me – then or now. But I suppose, in every paven’s long life, there will come a test that drop kicks that belief, that promise, straight into the gutter. And it usually comes in the form of a female. The kind of female you believe yourself immune to. Not your type, not the type of anyone who is moderately sane. And you do your best to ignore her, ignore her scent, her eyes, her legs, her voice, and the call of your body when it’s near hers. You even stretch to the point of inflicting the emotional pain of rejection.

But the need doesn’t go away.

No. It only grows. Like weeds through cracks in cement.

And then just when you think you can’t take it anymore, and your cells and muscles and brain and everything in between are ready to give in to it – to her – her true mate shows up and claims her.

*Fierce Growl*                                                                                  
Well, that’s what this story is about, Veanas and Pavens. The unending struggle of desire. Does boy ever get the girl? And even if he does, even if he can hold on to her for a moment or two, will he get to keep her in the end?


Does a Breeding Male ever get to hold onto anything?

Like the book or no, Dear Readers, but it’s my awakening – the only goddamn morpho I’ll ever have – and it’s one helluva ride.

Bite Me, 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #16

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. 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 some 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 and say 'Hi!' 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 Blogging love!
-Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!

Question of the Week:

Do you have a favorite cover model? Guy, gal or perhaps even a couple? 

It's all about the ROMANCE.. with Felicity Heaton with Covet (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Welcome back to our week long Valentine's Day event! Today I would to welcome once again, the wonderful Felicity Heaton who is joining us with an exclusive excerpt of Covet, the first book in her sexy new vampire romance series!

It’s great to be back here at Reading Between the Wines Book Club for my Covet Book Tour. Today I’ll be sharing an exclusive excerpt from this scorching erotic vampire romance novella, which is the first book in my new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.

Here’s a little about Covet, the ultimate story of forbidden love, to set the scene. Javier, a sexy Spanish vampire who co-owns Vampirerotique with three equally devastating vampires, has secretly loved Lilah, a human who works at his theatre, for the past two years. The problem? Lilah is an owned human and sacred law states that no vampire other than her master can touch her out of desire. If Javier acts on his feelings for her, then her master will sense it and will come for his head. But what’s a vampire to do when he finds the object of his affections alone in a private box during one of the erotic performances and she looks at him with desire in her eyes? In the aftermath of their first time together, Javier leaves and Lilah goes after him, unwilling to let him just cast her aside. She confronts him in his apartment and Javier finds it impossible to deny his feelings for her.

Warning, this excerpt is red hot!

Guest Review: Covet by Felicity Heaton

Covet (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance, #1)Covet 
(Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series #1)
by Felicity E. Heaton 
ebook, 103 pages
Published January 14th 2012 by Dark Rose Publishing
Courtesy of Author
They’ve burned for each other for two years, the forbidden attraction between them growing each night. Now resisting the sinful desires of their hearts is becoming impossible. 
Javier knows better than to succumb to his hunger for Lilah. The mortal female belongs to a powerful aristocrat patron of Vampirerotique, the theatre he runs with three other vampires. A single touch is all it would take to break the sacred law of his kind, sentencing himself to death, but his passion for her has become too fierce to ignore and he will risk everything to make Lilah his. 
Lilah has fought her desire for Javier since arriving at his theatre as a servant but each glance he has stolen, his eyes promising pleasure that will satisfy her longing for him, has chipped away at her defences and she can no longer deny her need and her forbidden feelings for the powerful vampire male. 
When they find themselves alone in a private box during one of the erotic performances, will they surrender to their passion and live out their wildest fantasies in a night of wicked pleasure or will the threat of Lilah’s master keep them apart forever?
Purchase at;  Barnes & Noble and Amazon

Jolene’s Thoughts:
Covet is a good read for lust, hot sex and romance.  What else could a girl ask for?  This read is Novella length and though I usually try to steer clear of Novella's, being there is just not enough pages for character development; I just can't pass up on Felicity Heaton.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

It's all about the ROMANCE...with Anya Winter of The Mask (Tour/Guest Post/Giveaway)

Welcome back, I hope that everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday! I have another spectacular post for our It's all about the ROMANCE event that I hope you'll enjoy, please welcome erotic romance author Anya Winter! 

Valentine’s Day is my type of holiday! It’s the one day (or week in my case) that I can indulge in chocolate that my husband buys me and not feel guilty for it (so what if all that chocolate wasn’t part of his gift...I only added a few extra pieces - lol).

Have you read The Mask yet? If you love chocolate and a steamy romance then you should. Especially for Valentine’s. It’s filled with chocolate - all my favorite desserts.

Since this is a holiday where we give gifts to others - and chocolate is normally the preferred gift of choice - I thought I would share with you my favorite all time chocolate recipe. Turns out it’s Eve’s favorite too. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It's all about the ROMANCE... with Katie Rues of Alpha Instinct (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Happy Valentine's Day lovelies! I have a special guest with us today to celebrate the day of love during our It's all about the ROMANCE event, the amazing and fabulous Katie Reus! After you've read Katie's post make sure to check out my 4.5 wine glass review of her newest release, Alpha Instinct HERE. :)

Thanks so much to Crystal for letting me hang out with her on Valentine’s Day! Not gonna lie, Valentine’s Day has never been that big of a deal for me. Back when I was in college I waited tables and bartended my way through school so I always worked holidays, especially V-Day. Why? Much better tips! Guys aren’t going to be cheap in front of their dates. Do I like getting flowers and chocolate? Heck yeah, but if you forget the flowers, I’m cool. Just don’t forget that chocolate! Then you just might be in trouble.

Review: Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus

Alpha Instinct (Moon Shifter, #1)Alpha Instinct
(Moon Shifter #1)
by Katie Reus
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Signet
ISBN 0451236092
Courtesy of Author
Fear has a scent. So does desire…
Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.
The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.
But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…
Purchase at; Amazon, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository 

Crystal’s Thoughts:
Alpha Instinct is a wolfishly sexy read that will leave you howling for more!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sexy Snippets: Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton

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!

It's all about the ROMANCE... with Claire Ashgrove of Immortal Hope (Guest Post)

Good morning lovelies and welcome to Reading Between the Wines 'It's all about the ROMANCE' Valentine's Event! Make sure to stop in every day because we have some great authors stopping by for Valentine's themed posts as well as romance reviews and giveaways!
Today I would like to kick things off by welcoming a new favorite, must-read author of mine, Claire Ashgrove! You can check out my 4.5/5 review on Claire's recent release, Immortal Hope, HERE.

Hope for Non-Believers

When our ever-so-gracious host suggested my post be themed along Valentine’s Day, I suffered a great deal of panic.  You see… my version of Valentine’s Day goes a little like this:

Ahh.  A blessed, beautiful little image.  So very heartwarming, I must say.

And somehow I suspect I’m not supposed to confess those things. Why?
a.       I’m guest posting on a romance blog
b.      I write romance.

I’m supposed to be all over this holiday!