Cover Reveal: Transcending Darkness

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Today we are revealing the cover for TRANSCENDING DARKNESS by Airicka Phoenix. This is an adult, standalone novel that will be released July 27th.

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One: Sign the contract.

Juliette Romero had a debt to pay, a debt that wasn’t even hers. But it was the only way to keep her family safe and all she had to do was sell her body and soul to the devil.

Killian McClary wasn’t called the Scarlet Wolf for nothing. He’d been the head of the McClary Organization since he was fifteen and had built a reputation for being a ruthless son of a bitch when it came to running the city’s underbelly, not to mention merciless when it came to punishing those who betray him. He didn’t believe in weaknesses. Only results. Juliette, with her shy smiles and hot little body was a weakness unlike any other and yet he was powerless to resist one more taste of her sweet flesh.

Two: Become his for a year.

When given the choice between her life or her body, what could Juliette possibly do, but submit to a man whose very name invoked fear in the hearts others? She just never anticipated falling for his dark, hungry eyes and clever hands, or the way the beast in him made her feel oddly safe and cherished.

But what will happen when Killian’s dark past finally catches up to him and threatens the woman he can no longer imagine himself without? What will happen when both sides find themselves caught in a web of passion, lies and broken promises? Can Juliette tame the wolf or will her love for him devour them both?

Three: Don’t fall in love.

Boundaries will be crossed, loyalties will be tested and lives will be changed forever.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Airicka PhoenixBIO:

Airicka Phoenix is a romance junkie with an incurable addiction to chocolate. She is also a prolific author of several novels written for young adult and new adult romance addicts who love bad boys, hot kisses and a gritty plot. Airicka prides herself in producing quality material her readers can fall in love with again and again.

When she’s not hard at work bleeding words onto paper, Airicka can be found cuddling with her family, reading, watching TV shows, or just finding excuses not to do chores.

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Sale: A Dangerous Bargin

 

The first book In The Sentinel Demon Series, a paranormal romance by NY Times and USA Today bestselling author J.S. Scott.
 

 

27 year old Kat Larson is haunted by demons. Literally. And how was she to know that there was more than one type of demon? The Evils want to destroy her soul, while billionaire Sentinel demon, Zachary Winston, claims that he wants to protect her. Kat opts for Zach’s protection…but it doesn’t come without a price. It requires a demon bargain…and what he suggests surprises poor Kat almost as much as the fact that demons really do exist. Why would the handsome billionaire want to make such an agreement with a curvy, plain redheaded woman like her?
 

 

Billionaire Zachary Winston has a mission and it’s one that he vows to complete. As a Sentinel demon, his task is to protect Kat from the Evils that will corrupt her soul. His only problem is that she is his “radiant,” the one woman who can lighten the darkness of his demon existence and be his eternal mate. Zach has to fight an internal war between man and demon as he protects Kat, not quite sure which one will win. He’s one part demon, one part man, but they both yearn for Kat’s lush, full figured body and kind, compassionate heart. As Zach becomes more and more enchanted with Kat, he’s hoping she can learn to love a lonely man/demon that’s only slightly wicked.
 
This paranormal romance contains graphic language, steamy love scenes, and lovable alpha males that also happen to be mythological demons.
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Dr. Talia Maris had lived her entire life as a freak—a too tall, too plain, too odd woman who sees and senses the presence of otherworldly entities. A total recluse, Talia spends all of her time on her research, living a contented, quiet life with only her loyal feline companion for company. Until that sedate existence comes crashing down around her when she starts being pursued by demon Evils. And if there’s one thing she hates…it’s demons. She ditches every one of them until Sentinel demon, Drew Winston, finally wins the game of pursuit by trapping her with a deceitful, underhanded trick. Not only is she infuriated by Drew’s stunt, but when he tells her she’s his mate, Talia wonders if the too handsome, too tall, too sexy Sentinel demon needs some serious psychological help. All she wants is to get rid of Drew as quickly as possible! But the stubborn Irishman isn’t budging, and her resistance slowly crumbles as she gets pulled deeper and deeper into the world of the Sentinels by the relentless attempts of the Evils to capture her. And what is she supposed to do with Drew Winston, a Sentinel demon who would do anything, even sacrificing his own life, to protect her? 

There are two things Drew Winston loves about his life: being a billionaire Sentinel demon and food. He loves having everything he wants, and he’s perfectly happy slaying Evils and rescuing unsuspecting humans, until the irritating Dr. Talia Maris evades him one time too many. Yeah…sure…maybe he was a little devious in the method he used to finally meet her face-to-face, but he ends up being the one who is actually surprised when he discovers the elusive woman is actually his mate. Worse yet, she’s being pursued by ancient Evils, and it brings every protective instinct he has to the surface, making him want to kill anything that might hurt Talia. Maybe Drew had never wanted or expected a mate of his own, but once he has Talia in his grasp, he’s determined to keep her safe and make her want to stay with him forever. 

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J.S. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy romance. She’s an avid reader of all types of books and literature. Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary steamy romance stories and paranormal romance erotics. They almost always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she just can’t seem to write them any other way! 
 
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Cover Reveal: Two Minutes

Two Minutes
(The Seven Series, #6)
by Dannika Dark
 
Blurb: 
After years of living abroad, Maizy returns home to the only family she’s ever known—a
pack of wolves. When she confronts her childhood watchdog to see where they stand, his
resentment leaves her uncertain about where she really belongs.

Behind Denver’s charming smile is a tragic past—one that’s made his wolf savage and

unpredictable. Only Maizy has been able to tame that darkness, and when they’re reunited after many years apart, he no longer sees a child he once protected. She’s captivating and intelligent—a woman with the world at her fingertips and two suitors offering more than he ever could.
Torn between two worlds, Maizy must choose how her fairy tale ends. Tragedy, murder, passion, and imprisonment all collide with a heart-stopping twist.
Destiny will find you.
Release Date:
August 18, 2015
Available for pre-order at
   
The Seven Series
About the Author
This is the segment where you learn a little more about who I am, so here’s what I can tell you:  I drink copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close to my laptop while writing. These are two healthy habits I have no intention of breaking. I’m a transplant living in the south, but I was born in the 70’s to a military dad who moved us around the world.
When I’m not writing (which is all the time), I’m hunting down Indie music, watching movies, reading, eating Tex-Mex, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the Internet. I have a relaxed, easy-going personality and don’t like drama. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I’m not sure which).
Throughout my life, I’ve had insomnia. Counting sheep never worked and eventually I would imagine those sheep were the sole source of food after an apocalyptic battle where only thousands survived. I made up stories in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I got so wrapped up in my “head stories” that I would continue them through the following nights, changing it up each time to make it more exciting. Eventually, I started writing my ideas down – creating short stories, and then I discovered my love for poetry.
It’s almost embarrassing how many spiral notebooks and stacks of paper I have of poetry and lyrics.
Another passion: digital art. I design all my book covers, marketing, and series art. I’m a very visual person and pursued photography as an avid hobby for many years.
I am not a YA author (I feel like I have to state this only because I’ve had a few people ask), but I think it’s wonderful there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal.
I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do: giving my characters a pulse through writing full time. I focus on adult urban fantasy romance, but I don’t like labels and I enjoy blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability.
But it’s what I love to do.
Danni
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Review: Blood Vengeance

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Title: Blood Vengeance (Deathless Night #2)

Author: L.E. Wilson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat-O-Meter: 3

1

Luukas Kreek is a Master Vampire – one of the most powerful of his time. He has survived for over 600 hundred years, through wars, uprisings, and rivals who’ve attempted to take what is his. The first of his kind that dared to cross an ocean, he even started his own colony in a brand new world, increasing his strength with every new vampire he’s created. Nothing can defeat him.

Until now…

Keira Moss has been secretly honing her magic her entire life in order to protect herself and her family from the corruption in their coven. Never would she have thought she could be forced to use her powers for anything other than the good of her family, until the one person she cares about most in the world is attacked and threatened.

One bound by chains and one bound by love, Luukas and Keira are forced into a nightmare, with no end in sight.

Survival is their choice. Love is their destiny.

My Dream Cast for this book…

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L.E. Wilson has created a great world in this series. While the vampire/werewolf/supernatural trope has been very mainstream, she managed to keep her world fresh. As I said in my review for Blood Hunger, I am a sucker for the “soul mate” trope in books. Swoon! I love the idea of physically not being able to live without someone. I also love that they all try to fight it to some extent.

Luuk became one of my favorite characters. He is seriously damaged (mentally) after what he has been through. So, here is this big, bad, Master Vampire who is suddenly confused between reality and nightmares. He becomes a very real character which is difficult to do when the world is supernatural.

I still love the Scottish werewolves. I giggle every time they are in a scene. The author writes their accents very well!

One reason I love series is that I get to ‘check in’ with previous characters. I loved seeing Nik again in a different role-as his brother’s voice of reason. He was also very kind to Keira and their conversations were heartwarming.

I enjoyed the multiple POV’s. In the beginning you get a bit from Christian, Shea, and Dante as you learn their fate, and even Leeha’s POV is shared a few times. It makes the book move very quickly as you try to piece it all together.

This book’s timeline overlaps with Book 1 in an interesting way. All the action in this book takes place in the same time that the last few chapters of book 1 did. It adds to the multiple POV’s nicely and I was glad the author chose this as opposed to flashbacks or the characters trying to awkwardly tell us what happened previously.

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Keira wasn’t my favorite character. I didn’t dislike her; I just didn’t love her as much as her sister, Emma. However, that is really my only dislike! I devoured this book in a day!

7

If you like…

The Sookie Stackhouse series, The Vampire Diaries, Twilight

5

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Review: Blood Hunger

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Title: Blood Hunger (Deathless Night #1)

Author: L.E. Wilson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat-O-Meter: 2.5

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Emma Moss still has nightmares about the horrors she and her sister saw that summer night. Her sister has not been seen or heard from since, but Emma refuses to believe that she’s truly gone, and continues to search for her. However, she’s running out of resources, and running out of ideas. So when a stranger calls out of nowhere claiming to have information for her, she doesn’t hesitate to go meet him.

Nikulas Kreek is a six hundred year old vampire, and he knows a secret about the Moss girls; a secret he soon realizes that even Emma herself is unaware of. A secret that can help them both. But what he didn’t expect, was the blood hunger that would assail him upon meeting her, and the internal fight he would have to resist it.

Now bound together by more than just their cause, Emma and Nik set out on a rescue mission. Will they be able to get there in time? And will Nikulas be able to fight his instincts, and leave Emma to live her human life in peace? Or will he be bound to make her his for all eternity?

2

This book really took me by surprise in a GREAT way. This book is a mix of the best ideas from The Sookie Stackhouse books, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and even Twilight (I like Twilight, so in my book, this is a good thing!). So, here is why this book is awesome!

1. Nik reminds me of a perfect blend of Eric from the Sookie books and Stefan from the Vampire diaries. His looks are Eric (how HOT is that!?!?) but he behaves like Stefan. He only drinks bags of blood and he has a very tortured soul. And just for fun-zies here is my picture of what I think Nik looks like:

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2. There is an angst to Nik that is similar to Edward (in a good way!). Ok, it was Bella that made Twilight less likable, not Edward. Nik has the same tortured angst that Edward did-that of someone who has lived too long and seen too much. Its really well written without being overly angsty. Thats are hard combination to get right!

3. Emma is great. She has had such a tough life-her parents died, her sister was kidnapped, and she has no one in her life. People have shunned her-from kids when she was in school to coworkers. However, it doesn’t make her a mopey, impossible to like heroine (ahem-Bella Swan anyone!). Emma has carved out a good life for herself but she has always know she was different. But, she does what I think is normal-she tucks that $#!t deep down and keeps it to herself. Until Nik convinces her she isn’t crazy.

4. I love, love, love the soul mate trope. It is probably one of my favorite hooks in a book. The added twist of the consequences of ignoring their soul mate connection is a HUGE added bonus in this book (I don’t want to spoil it, but its very interesting!)

So, while I might compare it to other supernatural novels, I only do so to point out how much better L.E. Wilson has done it. And, she included Scottish werewolves! I can’t wait for the next book!

3

Hmmmm… This is tough. I really loved this book. Perhaps it took me a bit to get into it. I think this is someone typically in books that are series because they have to set up the ‘world’, especially in a PNR. I am also hoping to learn more about the other characters-there were some strange things going on that weren’t explained (again, typically of a series so its not necessarily a bad thing).

7

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Review: Five Weeks

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Title: Five Weeks (Seven Series #3)

Author: Dannika Dark

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Destiny will find you.

Izzy has always loved the freedom and adventure of life on the road, but she’s recently decided to settle down—as much as a rogue wolf can. When her boyfriend gets her a job working at a hot Shifter bar, she runs into the last person on earth she expected to see again.

Jericho isn’t the famous rock star he once was, though he still plays in a local band and loves to party. Beautiful women come and go, but music is his only passion—until a sassy redhead named Isabelle Monroe shows up unexpectedly.

Fate reunites two former friends living with one foot in the present and the other in the past. But will they have a future when one of them is forced to choose between life and death? Old habits die hard, and sometimes the toughest addictions to shake are the ones that control our hearts.

2

I put off reading this book for awhile. I LOVED Seven Years. I mean, LOVED it! (check out my review here). I dove right into six months and didn’t love it…Like at all. Maybe it was the slight dom/sub issue, or the fact that I didn’t care for the characters (check out my full review of that book here). But, regardless, I didn’t pick up Five Weeks right away. MISTAKE! This book took me back to everything I loved about Seven Years. I thought I would hate Jericho as a main character but I didn’t. I wasn’t sure what to think of Izzy at first (I mean, Hawk was an a-hole so I couldn’t figure out why she was with him!), but eventually I understood and grew to really like her as well. I love that Jericho was all in with Izzy. He didn’t hesitate or waffle about it-he knew she was it for him and it made the book so much more enjoyable for me. And there is a good deal of suspense in this book too that made it awesome! I got about 50% through the book and something MAJOR was happening and I thought “Holy crap-this seems like something big that should happen at the end but I’m not even close to the end”-read it and you will know EXACTLY what I am talking about!

3

I was a little upset at the way the Cole brothers treated Izzy. I understood when they thought she left Jericho to die, but they find out pretty quickly that isn’t what happened yet the continue to shun her even though its clear Jericho loves her. I thought for sure Austin and Reno would be more understanding after what they have gone through for April and Lexi, but they really weren’t.

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5

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Review: 6 months

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Title: Six Months (Seven Series #2)

Author: Dannika Dark

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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April Frost is a compassionate young woman with a steady job and ambitious goals. But the harder she runs away from her past, the more it threatens to destroy her. When three strangers enter her life, April is forced to face her demons and it’s a battle she may not win.

Private investigators in the Breed world are men who take risks, and Reno Cole is no exception. As a Shifter, he’s expected to control his inner animal. But lately his wolf has been venturing dangerously close to the city, and he’s about to discover why. When Reno is reintroduced to a family friend, the attraction is immediate. April captivates him with her secretive eyes and resilient spirit. She’s also in trouble, and despite the fact she’s a human, Reno can’t turn his back on her.

April is caught between two worlds: One that threatens to bury her dreams and another that could fulfill them. Can she trust the wolf at her door and find the courage to overcome her demons?

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April is a great character. I know some people would disagree and think its antifeminist, but I liked that April wanted her knight to come and save her. I didn’t find it to be a terrible thing to wish for; she had a tough life and she wanted someone to help her. I also felt so sad for her-her life has been so tough and she did what she thought needed to be done. I found myself thinking “What else could she do? What would I do if it were me?” So, I felt that April was a great character because she was more real than just about any heroine in a romance novel.

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Reno. I just thought he was a very static character. I get it-he is a closed off man who has seen too much in his life. But that doesn’t translate well into a book character sometimes. I felt like Reno was a misogynistic a-hole. While Austin, in book one, was possessive and demanding, I never felt that he was disrespectful to Lexi. Reno treated April like a play thing or a hobby in  my opinion. I mean, if he really cared, he could have easily found out what kind of trouble April was in. He’s a PI for crying out loud! But he never does. I just found Reno to be everything I DON’T want in a hero. It kind of ruined the book for me.

Alas, this book is difficult to rate. There were parts that were 5 star moments. There were just as many 1 star moments though… I really am curious to see what y’all think about this book. Is it just me? Did I miss something?

5

3 stars (5 stars for some parts, 1 star for others! I am still not sure how I feel about this book!)

Best line: “And boom goes the dynamite”

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