Friday, March 23, 2018

SPOTLIGHT - Toxic Desire Planet of Desire, #1 by Robin Lovett

Toxic Desire (Planet of Desire #1)Toxic Desire
Planet of Desire, #1
by Robin Lovett
Release Date: March 19th 2018
Entangled Publishing
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

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Nemona can’t believe she’s crash landed on the planet Fyrian with the brooding, golden-skinned alien who destroyed her ship and scattered her crew. She should want to kill him. But everything on Fyrian is an aphrodisiac. So she just wants to have him. Now.

Revenge. That’s all commander Oten has wanted against humans for more than a century, ever since they tried to destroy his kind. He never thought he’d end up in bed with one. But the desire the sex planet stokes for this human female is eating him alive. Keeping his hands, his mouth, and his vampiric fangs to himself proves impossible—especially when she’s begging him to touch her.

Nemona has no idea what endless sex with a Ssedez will do to her. But Oten knows all too well. They need to get off this planet. Before their coupling stirs an alien mating bond that neither of their hearts can withstand.

“The leather holsters crisscrossing his massive pectorals contain knives of varying lengths, sheathed and available for him to grab. 
He stretches his shoulders and flexes his chest. “There is a reason why your entire species is afraid of my kind.”
“Fairy stories.” I don’t care how bright gold and incandescent his skin. It’s penetrable. No matter what the tales tell about his kind being unkillable. I’ve got a laser gun.
He steps toward me. “Go ahead. Try it.” His accent is strange, his tongue rolling over the consonants in a thick burr.
I should shoot. Now. But my trigger finger hesitates.
I don’t want him dead yet. I need to find out, how did he do it?
How did he and his band of brutes get onto my ship without my knowing? How did he accomplish what no other army or species in the Ten Systems has managed to do—catch me?
I have to know. “How did you get on board this ship?”
He pauses. “You invaded our sanctum airspace. You must have expected retaliation.” His dark eyes narrow into slits so menacing they send shivers down my spine. I don’t know what species he is, but he fits the stories I heard in childhood: the Ssedez descended from serpents, glowing like sphinxes, with fangs dripping in venom capable of making someone a slave to their desire in one bite. Well, thank God, his teeth seem normal enough, so that last part is likely myth.
Something odd happens to me that has never happened and isn’t supposed to happen.
Not only am I not afraid of him, but I become aware, physically, that he is male, I am female, and that I haven’t had sex since…
I can’t remember.
It shouldn’t matter. I’m a general, a ship captain, a career soldier, with ambitions that leave no time for personal anything. Physical desire serves no purpose in my life.
But the ruthlessness in him, the ferocious gleam in his eyes—it excites me.
The symmetry of his bone structure alone is blinding. The ferocious angles of his cheeks and jaw are paired with an otherworldly elegance in the gold sheen of his complexion. I’m glad my helmet hides that my eyes are wide in fascination.
His hair gleams, too, like it’s laced with gold flecks. The strands hang to his shoulders, unbound, a contradiction. He’s an untamed beast formed with siren-like beauty.
He moves, his lethal muscles stirring inside that gloriously brilliant body.
“Don’t come any closer,” I warn, grateful for the scrambler that hides the shaking in my voice.
His body is physically distracting. Hard, like metallic hard, and big. He is all brawn and possession—the epitome of conqueror in strength as well as deed. And it’s not just his chest and arms. Even his thighs, outlined in black leather, are thickly muscled and bulging. It has me hungering for a glimpse of what is no doubt equally impressive between them. And wondering if what’s between his thighs is as godlike as the rest of him.
Apparently, despite decades of denying it, there’s enough hetero-female left in me to know if I wasn’t supposed to kill him, I would want him to fuck me. Now.”

Author Info
Robin Lovett enjoys trips to alien worlds to avoid earthly things, like day jobs and housework. When not reading romance with her cat or spending time with her husband, she’s busy writing sexy books, which may or may not involve anti-heroes, aliens, or both. Her favorite surprise in the world, or the universe, was finding out other people like to read the same kind of stories she loves to write. You can reach her on Twitter @LovettRomance or on Facebook @LovettRomance to chat or share ideas about what to put in her next story.
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Thursday, March 22, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/CHARACTER PROFILES - Rain of Ash (Skydancer, #1) by Gwen Mitchell Narrator: Daniela Acitelli

Rain of Ash
Skydancer, #1
by Gwen Mitchell
Narrator: Daniela Acitelli
Length: 11 hours 52 minutes
Released: February 14th 2018
Publisher: T. M. Miller
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Briana turned her back on her magical heritage to chase her dream career, but now a spell cast with her grandmother's dying breath has unleashed her dormant Oracle powers, drawing her into a world of dangerous power and cryptic prophecy.

Thanks to her family's tragic history, Bri is a pariah in her hometown, and the only other witches she can turn to are her childhood best friend, Astrid, and Kean--her first love. They are convinced it's destiny that has reunited them and determined to help break the curse on Bri's bloodline.

But the longer she stays, the more people die.

Tortured by chaotic visions of fire and blood, Bri must harness her magic and navigate the dangerous waters of her past--and past life--to unmask the evil hunting in her shadow before it kills the only loved ones she has left.

Because she has a secret of her own. One she already died to protect. And as memories of her ancient rival become clear, so does her grim future...unless she can change it.

Gwen is living her happily ever after in Seattle. She's a nature lover, science geek, and spiritual explorer, with a nose for well-aged tequila and a pin-up fashion obsession. When not chasing butterflies to hidden waterfalls or cavorting through the Emerald City, she can be found in a cozy chair reading, or brewing up tales of magic, adventure, and romance.

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Narrator Bio
Daniela Acitelli is a professional Audiobook Narrator / Voice Over Artist with a Theatre, Film, Cabaret and Circus background. You can find her on Audible, Itunes and Amazon. She also narrates for the RNIB, SpokenRealms, Deyan and Whitehouse publishing. Daniela is an actress with a stage background trained in the Meisner technique and Lee Strasberg's “Method” acting. She has a background in and a great love of Cabaret and Vaudeville including the old time concert saloon, minstrelsy, circus acts, dime museums, and literary American burlesque shows.

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  • Physical Description: Tall, dancer’s build, green eyes, wild auburn curls (that she usually keeps tamed/straight) and freckles.
  • Profession: Concert Pianist
  • Zyne Rank: 13th Degree Oracle
  • Magical Gift: Death Omens
  • Sign: Gemini
  • MBTI Type: ESTJ
  • Likes: classical music, art & culture, museums, spas, organizing/planning
  • Dislikes: cooking, roughing it, dangerous/thrill-seeking activities
  • Favorite movie: Casablanca
  • Favorite food: Astrid’s clam chowder
  • Sits down at a bar and orders: Iced Tea with Lemon
  • Physical Description: Tall, ruggedly built, shaggy sandy brown hair, hazel eyes, boyishly handsome.
  • Profession: Firefighter
  • Zyne Rank: 9th Degree Ward
  • Magical Gift: Fading (at great distances and blind)
  • Sign: Taurus
  • MBTI Type: ISFJ
  • Likes: outdoor activities (rock climbing, kayaking), crime thrillers, playing with his dogs, big family dinners
  • Dislikes: paperwork, tattletales, and anyone who dates his sister (or Astrid)
  • Favorite movie: Gladiator
  • Favorite food: Grilled steak
  • Sits down at a bar and orders: Local Microbrew
  • Physical Description: Petite, deep blue eyes, platinum blonde hair dyed several colors, piercings and tattoos to harden her eternally youthful looks.
  • Profession: Chef / Pub Owner
  • Zyne Rank: 10th Degree Summoner
  • Magical Gift: Weather Control
  • Sign: Scorpio
  • MBTI Type: ESTP
  • Likes: all animals, cooking, running, any and all community gatherings, festivals, and parties
  • Dislikes: being alone, sports bars, hot/dry climates
  • Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction
  • Favorite food: anything you can wrap in a pie crust
  • Sits down at a bar and orders: asks the bartender to make their signature cocktail
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SPOTLIGHT - Shopgirl’s Prophecy (Beasts of Vegas, #1) by Anna Abner

Shopgirl’s Prophecy
Beasts of Vegas, #1
by Anna Abner
Publisher: Mild Red Books
Date of Publication: 2016
Cover Artist: Anna Abner
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: Powerful witches, tortured vampires, and sexy shifters fight the evil horde on the Vegas Strip.
Ali Rusenko has dangerous secrets she can never reveal. When her father dies suddenly, the shy British shopgirl discovers he has even more secrets than she does. In search of the truth in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ali is attacked by the horde and stranded in the desert. If it weren’t for sexy vampire hunter Connor Beckett and his sidekick Roz Carrera, she’d be vampire food.

Connor and Roz rescue Ali, but a string of vampires chase her across the Nevada desert as if she's vampire catnip. Unfortunately, Connor knows exactly how they feel. The beautiful stray sets his blood to boiling. But if Connor's going to have a real chance to defeat the horde leader, Oleksander the Destroyer, he can’t allow Ali leave the country without discovering the one secret she refuses to reveal.
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“Get down,” Roz hissed, yanking on Connor’s black jacket. A spotlight swept over their heads, and he tasted dry earth as he flattened onto the sand.
“That was too close,” Roz complained.
They skittered like cockroaches across the ground, avoiding a parked Humvee, and staying out of the guards’ eye line. The things they couldn’t avoid at the secret army facility in The-Middle-of-Nowhere, Nevada were surveillance cameras on every wall and post. Hence, the need for speed and an electro-magnetic pulse device the size of a suitcase strapped to Connor’s back. If they were caught breaking into Oleksander the Destroyer’s cell, they’d never see daylight again. Sort of the way Oleksander had been in the dark of an army prison for the past twenty years.
Connor Beckett hadn’t known six months ago—a lackluster engineering student at the University of Chicago—that the Seer Ilvane would write down his name and forever link him with the end of the human race.
Connor from Cleveland will release the Destroyer and bring about the apocalypse.
There wasn’t any way to fix the prophecy and save the world except to kill the vampire lord.
“Push the button,” Connor said, nodding at the EMP. Thank the fates for Anton and Natasha, their very generous benefactors from New Zealand and their high-tech toys.
“Pushing the button.” Roz activated the device, and every electric light on the base, hopefully the cameras and security doors too, blinked off. “Now,” she ordered. “Move.”
Nimble on the balls of his feet, Connor ran for building 2A, which he knew from poring over satellite photos of the installation, was where the army kept the vampires. He hunched over the card reader controlling the prison’s heavy-duty outer door, sweat rolling down the back of his neck. “Please,” he breathed. A single second delay while they stood like a couple of sore thumbs at the gateway to a vampire’s cell on a secret military base could ruin everything.
He hoped for the best and yanked. The immense door swung open on soundless hinges.
“I was only fifty percent sure the EMP was going to work,” Roz admitted as she followed him inside and sealed the door.
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Author Info
Anna Abner lived in a haunted house for three years and grew up talking to imaginary friends. In her professional life, she has been a Realtor, a childcare provider, and a teacher. Now, she writes edge-of-your-seat paranormal romances and blogs from her home in sunny southern California about ghosts and magic.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

TOUR Audio w/INTERVIEW - Three Lessons in Seduction by Sofie Darling Narrator Mary Sarah

Three Lessons in Seduction
by Sofie Darling
Narrator: Mary Sarah
Released: December 13th 2017
Publisher: Sofie Darling
Length: 9 hours
Genre: Historical Romance

Paris, September 1824 

Lord Nicholas Asquith needs his wife. Too bad he broke her heart ten years ago. 

Can he resist a second chance at the love he lost? 

When Mariana catches the eye of the man at the center of an assassination plot, Nick puts aside their painful past and enlists her to obtain information by any means necessary, even if it means seducing the enemy agent. 

Even if the thought makes his blood boil. 

Only by keeping his distance from Mariana these last ten years was he able to pretend indifference to her. With every moment spent with her, he feels his tightly held control slipping . . . 

Can she trust the spy who broke her heart? 

Mariana spent the last decade forgetting Nick. Now she has the chance to best him at his own game, an opportunity she can’t resist, even as her view of him begins to shift. Increasingly, she wants nothing more than to seduce her own husband . . . 

It’s only a matter of time before mad passion ignites, a passion never convincingly extinguished. A passion that insists on surrendering to the yearning of the flesh and, quite possibly, of the heart. 

Sofie spent much of her twenties raising two boys and reading every book she could get her hands on. Once she realized that she was no longer satisfied with simply reading the books she loved, that she must write them, too, she decided to finish her degree and embark on a writing career. Mr. Darling and the boys gave her their wholehearted blessing. When she’s not writing heroes who make her swoon, she runs a marathon in a different state every year, visits crumbling medieval castles whenever she gets a chance, and enjoys a slightly codependent relationship with her beagle, Bosco.

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Q&A with Author Sofie Darling
·         How did you select your narrator?
o    Three Lessons in Seduction is my first published novel, and the task of finding a narrator felt a bit overwhelming. So I just started listening to books in my genre. It wasn’t long before I came across Mary Sarah narrating a Tamara Leigh novel, and I fell in love with her performance. Mary Sarah has a way of expressing emotion that is, in my opinion, unparalleled. She blows me away with her skill.
·         How closely did you work with your narrator before and during the recording process? Did you give them any pronunciation tips or special insight into the characters?
o    We worked fairly closely together. Since this was my first experience with creating an audiobook, Mary Sarah was great at walking me through the process. I provided her with character breakdowns that included details like nationality, class, rank, and a few adjectives that pinpointed each character’s defining characteristics. She’s such a pro that she didn’t need much more guidance from me.
·         Were there any real life inspirations behind your writing?
o    For Three Lessons, the city of Paris, both its past and its present, provided inspiration far beyond being a mere setting for the story. I had so much fun recreating locations that I’d visited in the 21st century into their 19th century counterparts. Paris itself became a fleshed-out character.
·         How do you manage to avoid burn-out? What do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for writing?
o    Travel is my number one way of avoiding burn-out. I must always, always have a trip booked and on the horizon. Even if the trip is nine months in the future, I know it’s there. This helps my mind sink in to whatever project I’m working on, and the ticking clock provides the impetus to complete whatever goal I’ve set. Then, when I’m on the trip, that’s when my batteries recharge, and I come home ready to write some more and book my next trip.
·         Is there a particular part of this story that you feel is more resonating in the audiobook performance than in the book format?
o    As Three Lessons is a romance, the emotion of the story ramps up as my hero and heroine find their way toward love. Any time Nick and Mariana are in a room together, Mary Sarah’s masterful performance makes me feel every emotional response alongside them.
·         Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?
o    I became a voracious audiobook listener a few years ago when I was training for a marathon. Bored with the same old podcasts I’d been listening to on those long runs, I decided to branch out into audiobooks. I never looked back. During marathon training season, I can listen to one or two books a week. I love it.
·         What do you say to those who view listening to audiobooks as “cheating” or as inferior to “real reading”?
o    I’d invite them to look back to the Greeks, where storytelling began as an oral tradition with Homer. It was only much later that the Odyssey and the Iliad were put to paper. For me, it matters less how I receive an excellent story than that I do. I love the written word, but when spoken aloud, it can take on a whole other life.
·         Have any of your characters ever appeared in your dreams?
o    I’m not sure that any of my characters have appeared in my dreams, but I do this thing when my alarm goes off in the morning. I hit snooze and close my eyes. Then I go into this twilight state, half-asleep / half-awake, and allow my characters to wander around my head for ten minutes, until the alarm goes off again. Sometimes, they tell me what they want to do on the page today. Other times, they tell me they didn’t like what they did yesterday, and I need to have another think about it. Either way, it provides me with a solid starting point for the day’s writing.
·         What gets you out of a writing slump? What about a reading slump?
o    When I’m in a writing slump, I’ll start reading in a different genre from what I’m writing. The same goes for reading. If all romances are starting to read the same to me, I’ll pick up a cozy mystery or a non-fiction title, something that resets my brain and gives me some fresh ideas.
·         What’s next for you?
o    Mary Sarah and I have begun recording Tempted by the Viscount, the follow-up to Three Lessons in Seduction, which releases in June.

Narrator Bio
Voice Arts Nominee (2016), Mary Sarah is known for her subtle, yet powerfully, evocative performances. With a penchant for dialects and love of culture, Sarah has spanned the globe and time, working with rich characters set across genres of the classics, history, romance, poetry and children’s literature. Relz Reviewz states in reference to her rendering of Tamara Leigh’s ‘The Unveiling,’ that,“ her mellifluous tones, excellent voicing of emotions in dialogue and varied and accurate accents of both male and female make her a pure joy to listen to,” while her narration of “A Lady in the Smoke,” was cited as, “masterly.” Classically trained at The Riverside Shakespeare Academy and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Sarah loves to get to the heart of a word in order to release its’ power and finds great comfort in the beauty of stories to transform and speak to us.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

TOUR Audio - Enthrall Climax (Enthrall Sessions, #8) by Vanessa Fewings

Enthrall Climax
Enthrall Sessions, #8
by Vanessa Fewings
Release Date: February 12th 2018
Cover Designer: Buoni Amici Press
Genre: Erotic Romance
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The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . ENTHRALL CLIMAX (Enthrall Sessions, #8) . . . you will be taken on one erotic ride that will take to the height of pleasure, passion, desire, danger, romance, more. Read them all for the maximum affect. Mia and Cameron have been through so much to get to this point. The was the final conclusion that will give you satisfaction that it was more than just a fairytale. Life takes place behind these words and Mia and Cameron have to make it to the end to get what they have worked so hard to hold on to. 

Narration took things over the top of carnal ecstasy.  Having two powerhouses (Ava Erickson & Sebastian York) in romance lend their voices to this erotic journey was wonderful. This was involved, intriguing, alluring, tantalizing all encompassing the senses. The voicing, pacing, and sound quality were all in place to invite you in to experience the whole package.

Enthrall Sessions series:
Enthrall – Enthrall Sessions, #1
Enthrall Her – Enthrall Sessions, #2
Enthrall Him – Enthrall Sessions, #3
Cameron’s Control – Enthrall Sessions, #4
Cameron’s Contract – Enthrall Sessions, #5
Enthrall Richard’s Reign – Enthrall Sessions, #6
Enthrall Secrets – Enthrall Sessions, #7
Enthrall Climax – Enthrall Sessions, #8
The strikingly dominant Cameron Cole and his beloved Mia Lauren return for the eagerly anticipated finale of the erotic romance series by USA TODAY bestselling author Vanessa Fewings.

The romance has never been hotter. The danger has never been higher.
Mia Lauren is set to become the wife of powerful billionaire Cameron Cole. A lifetime of realized dreams and fulfilled desires lay ahead...but their entire world is about to come crashing down.

An intimate betrayal fractures Cameron’s empire, springing forth new threats from every direction. Everything is at risk. Everyone is in danger. Before Mia and Cameron can relish the rewards of the journey, they must survive its climax.

Some passions live forever.

This isn't the end. This is the climax.

ENTHRALL CLIMAX is the final novel of the ENTHRALL SESSIONS, the bestselling erotic romance series by Vanessa Fewings.

**Mature Audiences only **Contains dark themes and explicit content.**

Amazon: Vanessa Fewings is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the ENTHRALL SESSIONS. THE CHASE is the first in her sizzling new romantic trilogy from HQN Books followed by THE GAME. The third book in the series THE PRIZE will be released in June 2018. Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA. Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband.

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