Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Call of the Siren by Rosalie Lario (Guest Post/#Giveaway)

One of my favorite authors and the sweetest lady in the world is visiting us today, please give Rosalie Lario a very warm welcome! 

The Trials and Tribulations of Being an Author Mom

As I’m writing this post, my eleven-month-old daughter sleeps snuggled into my bed just a few feet away. Yes, I’m an author mom, and watch out, I’m extremely sleep deprived!

Little did I know when I started writing soon after my first child was born that I was about to embark on a wild adventure, spanning five years (and counting), and resulting in more than half a dozen books. Now here I am, five years wiser, and I’ve discovered a few all-important truths:

#CoverReveal: To Have and to Harm (Remedy Series 2) by Debra Doxer (#Giveaway)

I am so excited to share the cover for Debra Doxer’s To Have and To Harm!!

Title: To Have and to Harm
Series: The Remedy Series #2
Author: Debra Doxer
Cover Design: Okay Creations
Release Day: JUNE 10TH
She kept everyone from harm, except herself…

Raielle’s life was shrouded in secrets. Her power was a secret and so was her past. When she came to Fort Upton, everything changed. She discovered her family, and she found the boy who would own her heart forever. But it couldn’t last. Knowing so little about her power nearly destroyed her. She had to leave and break both their hearts.

Now she’s back in California, and she doesn’t have to hide who she is anymore. But there is no relief in that because she’s drowning in regret. She knew it would take a miracle or a sin to save her, and there was no miracle. Her survival came at too high a price. She found her father, but she can’t go back to Lucas until she finds redemption.

She saved him. Then she left him…

She came out of nowhere and changed him forever, then she disappeared and left him reeling. Her whole life, she never had anyone who really loved her. Until him. Did she think he wouldn’t come for her? Did she believe she wasn’t worth it?

Lucas leaves everything behind to follow Raielle. When he finds her, she’s a pale shadow of the girl he remembers. Her power is betraying her and so are the people around her, but one thing hasn’t changed. She selflessly wants to save the world, and he just wants to save her.

With more secrets to uncover and dark truths to face, Raielle and Lucas must make sacrifices to be together again. But in the end, will those sacrifices bring them closer together or tear them apart? When he’s forced to make the ultimate sacrifice, will she turn her back on everything she believes in to save him again?

~ This book is intended for mature readers due to sexual situations and strong language. ~

And now, what you’ve all been waiting for!!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sexy Snippets: Stop Dragon My Heart Around (Las Vegas Dragons #2) by Susannah Scott


Tuesdays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. Want 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, and then leave a comment with a link to your post. And don't forget to have a sexy good time!

Fragile Line by Brooklyn Skye (Guest Post/#Giveaway)

Please welcome Brooklyn Skye, author of FRAGILE LINE. Fragile Line is a young adult contemporary romance being published by Entangled Teen. Enjoy!

Inspiration for Fragile Line

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.  ~ JOHN MILTON, Paradise Lost

I’ve always been drawn to psychology. In college it was my favorite subject, and it seems mental disorders always find their way into my stories. The inspiration for FRAGILE LINE came from an episode of Oprah years ago. Funny as it sounds, I feel like I was fated to find this idea. Because that afternoon I sat down in front of the TV (which I RARELY do) and watched an episode of Oprah (which I NEVER did—that’s like an old person’s show, right?) But on this show was a guest who was living with a mental disorder. I can’t say which one, because that will give away the twist of Ellie’s story, but it was one I couldn’t stop thinking about. For weeks. It was like a seed planted in my brain that kept growing and growing until I knew this story was demanding to be told. Over the course of three years, I rewrote this story eight times, changed the title three times, and cried when it finally found a home with Entangled Publishing. FRAGILE LINE is a realistic story about a young girl who is discovering just what the mind is capable of.

Release Day Blitz: Rachel Van Dyken's THE BET (#Giveaway)

Rachel Van Dyken's #1 New York Times bestseller THE BET, is available in print for the first time today! Read the excerpt below and be sure to grab your copy!

THE BET by Rachel Van Dyken 
The Bet #1
April 29, 2014
Forever Trade Paperback
Goodreads | Kindle | AmazoniTunes | B&N
"I have a proposition for you."

Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. It's been years since Kacey's seen her childhood friend Jake, but the minute Jake mentions his ill grandmother, Kacey is ready to do anything for the sweet old woman. And if that means pretending they're engaged for her sake—so be it.

But Kacey wasn't counting on Jake's older brother Travis still being there. She calls him "Satan" for a reason: she's never forgotten the way he teased and taunted her. Yet when they meet again, Travis's gorgeous smile is a direct hit to her heart . . . and Kacey's more confused than ever. As the days pass, only one thing starts to become alarmingly clear-she never should have accepted Jake's deal . . .


Release Day Blitz: Back to You by Faith Andrews

Happy book birthday to author, Faith Andrews, and her new novella, BACK TO YOU! Back to You is a contemporary romance and it is the bridge novella in The Dreams Series, find out more about the book below!

Back to You 
(Dreams #1.5)
by Faith Andrews
Published April 29th 2014
Goodreads | Amazon 
Sometimes dreams aren’t meant to be chased. Sometimes forevers change with one regret. But when it’s worth the fight—we always wind up back where we belong. Mia and Declan have struggled through infidelity, guilt, and betrayal. Declan wasn’t too proud to lay his heart on the line and show Mia that she is his everything, but can these two find a way to get past all the hurt, to heal old wounds, and get back to good?
I’ll do all I have to do to find my way back to you.

Monday, April 28, 2014

.@LauraKayeAuthor's EAST OF ECSTASY (Guest Post/#Giveaway)

I'm so sad to say goodbye to Laura Kaye's Hearts of the Anemoi series but she couldn't have wrapped it up more beautifully then she did. Please give a warm welcome to Laura today joining us with her new release of EAST OF ECSTASY!

I’m super excited to be back at Reading Between the Wines today to celebrate the release of East of Ecstasy, the last book in my Greek-mythology-inspired Hearts of the Anemoi series. This blog has been a long-standing supporter of this series so I couldn’t imagine wrapping it up without dropping in one last time to talk about the Anemoi!

This last book is the story of Devlin Eston, heir to the East Wind and outcast among his own divine family. A survivor of abuse, Devlin feels unworthy of the most basic kinds of care and affection and blames himself for the harm his father did to others. He literally has nowhere to belong…until he meets heroine Annalise Fallston. Their relationship was one of the sweetest and most heart-wrenching I’ve written, because at the start they seem so different and yet they really have so many unexpected things in common.

The Keepers by Donna Augustine (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Author Donna Augustine is joining us with her urban fantasy series, Alchemy. Enjoy!

What in the World?

One of the reasons I love fantasy so much is for enjoyment of reading about new worlds. But, I always want to know who those worlds came to be. That's why when I wrote the alchemy series, I started before the world changed. I wanted to build the world from the ground up with the readers seeing the progression, step by step. It took a couple of books to lay the groundwork, but by the time I got to Shattered, the third book, I was in full world building swing and boy was it fun. When you build a new world, it's all yours. You can do anything you want, from talking lightning bugs to casinos that morph into castles. There are no boundaries. Anything you can dream up becomes a reality inside of those pages. Maybe that's why so many people enjoy new worlds. In a life filled with boundaries, it's nice to roam around and live vicariously in the impossible, even if just for a snippet in time.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

April Wine Club Review ~ Before the Storm by Claire Ashgrove

Before The Storm
       A New Adult Urban Fantasy

~Paired with~

Domaine du Dragon Rose
       A 5 grape blend pink wine   

Lexi: It is official...I have read my first book labeled New Adult. And how much fun was this book!

Crystal: LoL I guess it was NA, I didn't even think of that while reading. I was so wrapped up in the fantasy part of it all, swept away by the magic, RL held no meaning. ☺ But, yay! Our readers don't know that I've been trying to get a NA book in you for a while now it seems. Silly me for not thinking of finding one with UF in it sooner! 

Mr. Frost by Aimee James (Guest Post/#Giveaway)

Aimee James is joining us with her contemporary romance series, Mr. Frost. Enjoy!

Favorite Part of Writing A Serial

When I started writing this serial, I really didn’t know how long each novelette would be or how long the series would be. I was inspired to start writing it after reading some other shorter stories. There is something definitely appealing to seeing results much faster as a serial than with a full length novel, and it was a LOT of fun to write!

I think the greatest thing about writing this serial was not knowing how it was going to end or where exactly Mr. Frost was going to go next. I really didn’t know until the end of each novelette. My own anticipation grew as I continued writing. I loved getting to know my characters. I also enjoyed doing to research on where things were happening. I learned things about The White House, San Diego and Seattle that I didn’t know before. 

Saturday, April 26, 2014


We'd like to share with you an excerpt from Lori Foster's latest release in her Love Undercover series, Dash of Peril!

Dash of Peril
by Lori Foster
Love Undercover #4
Harlequin HQN; March 25, 2014
475 pages; $7.99 U.S./ $8.99 CAN.
Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle
To bring down a sleazy abduction ring, Lieutenant Margaret “Margo” Peterson has set herself up as bait. But recruiting Dashiel Riske as her unofficial partner is a whole other kind of danger. Dash is six feet four inches of laid-back masculine charm, a man who loves life—and women—to the limit. Until Margo is threatened, and he reveals a dark side that may just match her own….
 Beneath Margo’s tough façade is a slow-burning sexiness that drives Dash crazy. The only way to finish this case is to work together side by side…skin to skin. And as their mission takes a lethal turn, he’ll have to prove he’s all the man she needs—in all the ways that matter….

Friday, April 25, 2014

Review: Between Us by Jen McLaughlin - 5 Wine Glasses

20369409Title: Between Us 
Series: Sex on the Beach
Author: Jen McLaughlin
Forgot: ebook, 160 pages
Published: March 4th 2014
ISBN: 139780989668422
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Source: Publicist
Reviewer: Shannon
Rating: 5/5

I’m just a girl…

I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.

And I’m just a guy…

I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.

All good things must come to an end…


A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to author, Melissa Bourbon, joining us with her new mystery novel - A KILLING NOTION! 

I write cozy mysteries, but I read books in many different genres, books written by both men and women. When I began writing mysteries for women, I wondered…do men read cozy mysteries, or are they too soft? Do women read hardcore sci fi?  I imagine some do (on both counts), but in general, probably not. Men, in fact, don’t read a lot of books written by women (the very reason JK Rowling went by her initials instead of by her name).

When I came across a list of top books to be read, it sparked a lot of thought in my stress-addled mind so I came up with this list. Here are the Top Ten reasons why men don’t read books written by women.

10. First, let me just speculate: “Maybe they do, at least occasionally, but just don’t admit it.”

Okay, now that that’s out of the way, here’s what I think may be reasons why men don’t read books by women:

Thursday, April 24, 2014

#CoverReveal: UNBREAKABLE LOVE by Gigi Aceves

Blitz: Better When He’s Bad by Jay Crownover

So you’ve met Rule, Jet, Rome, and soon Nash! But there’s a new boy in town, along with a new series, by Jay Crownover. 

Better When He’s Bad (Welcome to the Point #1) is a new adult novel scheduled for publication on June 17, 2014, by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing. This is how Jay describes her new novel/series:

“It’s dark and dangerous and set in a fictitious underworld/bad part of town. The men in all of the books are way more along the line of being anti-heros than true leading men. I guess the easiest way to sum them up is by saying the books are all about the choices these characters have to make and the outcomes and results of those decisions. Bax’s book is all about having to make the hard choices and what becomes of him and his lady in doing so. They are super fun, very atmospheric and I think really what writing a bad boy should be like if you’re going to do it :)”

Look in the back of Nash’s book to find the first chapter of “Better When He’s Bad.” 

Robyn DeHart's The Temptations of Anna Jacobs (Guest Post/#Giveaway)

Please welcome historical romance author, Robyn DeHart!

First and foremost, thanks so much for participating in my blog tour and having me here today. I thought today that I’d talk a little about why I write in the Victorian era (though I do currently have another series started in the popular Regency era). But the Victorian period is just utterly fascinating. 

For this Dangerous Liaisons series, picking the time period was already done since I wanted to piggyback on the real Jack the Ripper murders. My series starts a few months after the last reported victim and asks the question of what if he kept going and ultimately, what if they caught him? 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shelley Coriell's THE BROKEN (Spotlight/#Giveaway)

We have an excerpt to share with you from Shelley Coriell's upcoming romantic suspense release, THE BROKEN. Enjoy! 

THE BROKEN by Shelley Coriell 
April 29, 2014; Forever Mass Market
Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | ARe
Three years ago Kate Johnson was an ambitious, justice-seeking broadcast journalist. She was also the victim of a vicious attack. Stabbed 24 times and left for dead by a serial killer later known as the Broadcaster Butcher, Kate is the only person who has actually survived the killer. She's also the one person who can help FBI profiler Hayden Reed solve the case.
With the Butcher on the loose and Hayden on her tail, Kate can't hide anymore. Not from the nightmares she's worked hard to forget. Not from the madman looking to kill again and not from the sexy FBI profiler trying to get into her head and eventually her heart. Together Kate and Hayden join forces to hunt down the Butcher and stop the bloody killing spree, a journey that forces Kate to face the monsters of her past and accept the woman she now sees in the mirror, scars and all.

#CoverReveal: FINDING HAVEN by T.A. Foster (#Giveaway)

We're excited to share with you the cover for T.A. Foster's New Adult contemporary romance release, FINDING HAVEN!

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FINDING MY WAY by Heidi McLaughlin (Guest Post/#Giveaway)

Heidi McLaughlin is joining us today with a little insight on her new release, FINDING MY WAY. Enjoy!

Liam’s parents are real. They belong to my high school friend and they’re the most disgusting people I’ve ever met. They did not attend his graduation and they hated his girlfriend. So much to the point where his father had her father fired from his job. Very classy, right? My friend’s mother was in the hospital when her grandson was born and she refused to visit or even acknowledge her grandson. To make matters worse, she was her grandson’s first grade school teacher. My friend has no relationship with his parents, he’s very successful, but never left the neighborhood he grew up in. I think he stays to spite his parents with his success.

Robin Bielman's Wild About Her Wingman (Spotlight/#Giveaway)

We'd like to share with you a recent release from Robin Bielman, the third book in her Secret Wishes series! 

Wild About her Wingman 
(Secret Wishes #3)
by Robin Bielman
Goodreads | Amazon 
Playing it safe never felt so risky.

Erin Watters is her small town’s resident wild child—she doesn’t do boring, and after having her heart annihilated, she definitely doesn’t do relationships. Her friends have other ideas, though, and when they throw down a matchmaking challenge, impulsive Erin can’t ignore it. Even when the annoyingly hot Troy Strieber accepts the matchmaker role…

As a rescue paramedic, Troy’s used to watching out for people. Never mind the bet he made with his buddy to play Erin’s wingman. But the more time he spends with the sexy, charismatic woman, the more he discovers a side of her she doesn’t let many see. Soon what started as an innocent game of matchmaking has them both thinking about the person right under their nose. But Troy’s a play-it-safe guy, and he won’t let a woman who lives for risk ever steal his heart.

My Brother's Keeper Trilogy by Adrienne Wilder (Spotlight/#Giveaway)

We'd like to share with you a M/M paranormal romance trilogy from Adrienne Wilder!

The My Brother's Keeper Trilogy
All three books are full-length novels and must be read in order. All books are available on March 30.

The town of Gilford has a Big and Terrible secret hidden in the ground.
Infecting those it touches.
Exploiting their darkness.
Consuming their souls.
It’s hungry. It’s vile. It’s evil.
And it wants out.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

#Review: East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye - 5 Wine Glasses

21520851Title: East of Ecstasy 
Series: Hearts of the Anemoi #4
Author: Laura Kaye 
Format: ebook/Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: April 22nd 2014 by Entangled Publishing
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Kobo
Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 5/5

Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she’s been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don’t speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future.

Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father’s plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he’s been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal.

But Devlin’s love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever…or lost.


The Shadow Prince by Stacey O'Neale (Guest Post/Giveaway)

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Guest Post Question: If you could have one of the four elemental powers, which would you choose?

Release Day Blitz: East of Ecstasy by .@LauraKayeAuthor (#Giveaway)

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We are so excited it's release day for Laura Kaye's EAST OF ECSTASY! EAST OF ECSTASY is the final book in her Hearts of the Anemoi Series. See below for a note from Laura and an excerpt! You can also check out our 5-Wine Glass Review of the title here:

You guys! I can’t believe release day for East of Ecstasy is finally here! This is the final book in my Hearts of the Anemoi series, which includes: North of Need, West of Want, and South of Surrender. The Anemoi were wind gods the Greek associated with controlling the wind, weather, and seasons. In East of Ecstasy, hero Devlin Eston is the heir to the East Wind which has long been associated with unluckiness, misfortune, and, thanks to Devlin’s father, even evil. Devlin himself has been the victim of father’s evil, and thereby finds himself an outcast among his own divine family. In this scene, heroine Annalise Fallston—who gets visions that she’s forced to paint in order to quiet them in her mind—sees Devlin for the first time. Here’s what she says: 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sexy Snippets: Her Summer with the Marine by Susan Meier


Tuesdays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. Want 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, and then leave a comment with a link to your post. And don't forget to have a sexy good time!

Resisting the Rancher by Roxanne Snopek (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please welcome Roxanne Snopek!

Best Kisses

Today I’m talking about kisses, specifically movie scenes. There are so many great love stories on the silver screen; here are a few of my favorites. If you’re like me, they turn you to mush, every time! ☺

Titanic (of course!)

Before the Storm by Claire Ashgrove (Character Interview, #Excerpt & #Giveaway)

We'd like to wish Claire Ashgrove a Happy Book Birthday! She is joining us today with BEFORE THE STORM and a special guest. Enjoy!

Good morning, readers!  Thank you so much for letting me drop in today and share a little of Before the Storm, my new Urban Fantasy release!  I chased down Kale Norwood and convinced him to give us some more details.  Here’s what he had to say about Halle, the war with the Yaksini, and himself.

Claire:  Tell us your role with the Tolvenar, if you will

Kale:  (chuckling) That’s a little up in the air right now.  I’ve been leading the warriors for decades.  If I have my choice, that’s where I’ll stay.  But my father wants me to take over leadership.  I’ll do about anything to avoid that.

Claire:  I’d love to ask why, but I assume that’s in the book.

Release Day Blitz: Double Coverage by Meghan Quinn

Happy book birthday to Meghan Quinn's DOUBLE COVERAGE!

Note from the author:

Double Coverage is book two in the Love and Sports Series. The first book is Fair Catch which focuses on Jake and Lexi and the struggle they go through to find themselves and love at the same time. Double Coverage steps it up a notch. You have multiple love triangles, or love square if you will, some hot up against the wall, lady cactus is on fire sex and there are points in the book that you will want to throttle some characters, but that's ok.

Double Coverage 
(Love and Sports #2)
by Meghan Quinn 
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 21st 2014
Goodreads | Amazon
Unfortunate inconvenience, that is the way Piper describes her encounter with Mason Dashel. From the minute the alpha male interrupts her morning after hangover on the airplane, she can’t stand to be near the egotistical maniac with a booming voice and annoying sex appeal. But to her misfortune she finds herself not only having to spend time with him at their best friends’ wedding but she also can’t seem to shake the infuriating man in her everyday life.

Psychotic Una-bomber with the constant mensies is the way Mason describes his flying companion, Piper Shores. After a horrific break up with his now ex, Brooke, he finds himself being engulfed by the temperamental red head that just so happens to be the maid of honor to one of his best friends, Lexi. Even though she grates on his every nerve, he can’t help but want a piece of her.

The two are like oil and water, a science experiment ready to explode any second but they can’t help but be drawn to each other. The only problem is… there are other people they are involved with who not only prevent Mason and Piper from being together, but interrupt any chance they have at making a relationship work.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Review: I See London by Chanel Cleeton - 5 Wine Glasses

18778603Title: I See London
Series: I See London #1
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Format: ebook, 319 pages
Published: February 3rd 2014 by Harlequin HQN
ISBN: 145925547X
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Publicist
Reviewer: Shannon
Rating: 5/5

Maggie Carpenter is ready for a change— and to leave her ordinary life in South Carolina behind. But when she accepts a scholarship to the International School in London, a university attended by the privileged offspring of diplomats and world leaders, Maggie might get more than she bargained for.
When Maggie meets Hugh, a twentysomething British guy, she finds herself living the life she always wanted. Suddenly she’s riding around the city in a Ferrari, wearing borrowed designer clothes and going to the hottest clubs. The only problem? Another guy, the one she can’t seem to keep her hands off of.
Half French, half Lebanese, and ridiculously wealthy, Samir Khouri has made it clear he doesn’t do relationships. He’s the opposite of everything Maggie thought she wanted…and he’s everything she can’t resist. Torn between her dream guy and the boy haunting her dreams, Maggie has to fight for her own happy ending. In a city like London, you never know where you stand, and everything can change in the blink of an eye.

This is a New Adult romance recommended for readers 17 and up.


Blitz: When Lightning Strikes by Sedona Venez (#Giveaway)

The steamy sequel to BREAKING THE STORM by Sedona Venez is now available! 

Title: When Lightning Strikes
Author: Sedona Venez
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Series: Credence Curse Series 
Genre: Paranormal Romance - due to graphic language and sexual content this book is recommended for readers 18+.
Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | KOBO
He’s flawed like a MF, but I want him.
Ryker AlferoWolf-Shifter. Tattooed. Dangerous. Off-limits. Everything I crave — and everything I shouldn’t want.
“I would love to see what else your dirty little mouth can do.” With those little words, my body shivered as a surge of energy zipped into my body, unlocking something I didn’t understand. My brain started functioning with a clarity I hadn’t experienced in years. No warring emotions, just calmness.
This shouldn’t be happening, especially not with him. God. This was going to be a rough damn ride.
“I’ll do my best to break you in slowly, submissive,” he hissed, his voice dripping with raw sex. 
Is total submission inevitable?
“When I get you under me, it’s going to be slow, hard, and memorable.” ~ Ryker

I have other plans.
“Go find yourself a woman stupid enough to settle for less than you're willing to give. Whose heart you can break without giving a sh*t. This woman is off limits.” ~ Lightning

***WARNING: When Lightning Strikes is an Paranormal Romance intended for mature audiences. Recommended Reading Age 18+***

Release Day Blitz: LOVE, IN ENGLISH by Karina Halle

Author Karina Halle has a new adult contemporary romance, out today! Take a look below and then be sure to grab your copy!

18748381Title: Love, In English
Author: Karina Halle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2014
Purchase: AMAZON
He’s thirty-eight. I’m twenty-three.

He speaks Spanish. I speak English.
He lives in Spain. I live in Canada.
He dresses in thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos.
He’s married and has a five-year old daughter.
I’m single and can’t commit to anyone or anything.
Until now.Because when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the f*#king truth.


To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.
Mateo Casalles is unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to. While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and cocky Latino charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more.
Something that makes Vera feel alive for the first time.
Something that can never, ever be.
Or so she thinks.