Coming March 6th — Rome and Jules. Here are a couple nibbles to get you ready for this unique, paranormal action adventure romance! You can read an excerpt HERE.
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackstream is…odd. Putting aside the fact that she writes her own author bio in third person, she also sleeps with a stuffed My Little Pony that her grandmother bought her as a joke for her 23rd birthday, and she enjoys listening to Fraggle Rock soundtracks whether or not her children are in the car.Jennifer doesn’t have spare time, but she makes it a point to spend at least one night a week with her sibling binge-watching whatever show they’re currently plowing through (currently Numbers on Netflix), and she ferociously guards quality time with her son and daughter. She cooks when she has the sanity for it—adding garlic to the recipe whether it calls for it or not—and tries very hard not to let her arachnophobia keep her out of her basement on laundry day.
As the saying goes, sharing is caring, so I thought I’d share this debut release from Louise James!! Looks good, right?
Learn more about THE WATCHER below, read an excerpt and enter the giveaway!!
Would love to hear what you think of the excerpt and if you’ve read it, let us know!!
Hi everyone —
Enjoy this fabulous cover of the new book, Protector of the Alpha by my friend, Parker Williams. And be sure to enter on the Rafflecopter for that amazing T-shirt!
Book Name: Protector of the Alpha: Shifting Needs Book 1
Author Name: Parker Williams
Parker Williams believes that true love exists, but it always comes with a price. No happily ever after can ever be had without work, sweat, and tears that comes with melding lives together.
Living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Parker held his job for nearly 28 years before he decided to retire and try new things. He enjoys his new life as a stay-at-home author and also working on Pride-Promotions, an LGBT author promotion service.
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Or you can visit his website: ParkerWilliamsAuthor.com
Cover Artist: Laura Harner
Adopted at an early age by a wealthy family, Jake Davis’s life appears easy. Even in college, he is blessed with good grades and an apparently clear path to a pro football career. Good thing his best friend keeps hanging around to keep his head from getting too swollen.
Zakiya Incekara has always been…odd. Being fluent in six languages and having a flair for international cooking should open the world to him, but those skills leave him isolated.
When Jake sees Zak for the first time, with water beading down his slender form, something inside him shifts, and it hungers for Zak. To have him. To claim him. And Jake knows that whatever it is, it won’t be denied.
Jake’s hand was rough, his skin dry. Zak loved how his fingers gripped tightly, but not so much that it hurt. Jake said nothing as they walked along the streets of the campus. There were few people around, but Zak did not care if everyone was watching them. He was confused as to his attraction to Jake, but it was something he could not deny.
The soft jazz music poured from the door of the pub when Jake pulled it open. Jake’s hand on his lower back urged him inside. Zak sniffed appreciatively at the scent of Cajun spices, no doubt from the blackened catfish special. His stomach protested, and he heard Jake snicker, but he could not seem to raise the ire he should. Jake escorted him to a booth and allowed Zak to sit back against the brushed leather.
“Two dinner specials coming up,” Jake said brightly.
Zak gazed at Jake’s hulking form as it moved away, marveling at the sinewy grace as he dodged patrons and servers. It was odd. He had never met anyone like Jake. He doubted there was anyone like Jake. He felt comfortable in his presence. Jake’s size did not intimidate him. In fact, that made him all the sexier. But his eyes were what made Zak melt into a puddle of goo. The way they twinkled in the dimmest of light. When Jake so much as glanced at him, Zak felt he was the sole thing Jake saw.
Jake turned from the bar, and Zak watched as the bright smile turn into a sneer. He dropped the tray, the catfish crashing to the floor, before he stalked to where Zak sat. Jake grabbed a man, probably about forty, by his throat and pushed him against the wall.
“You don’t so much as breathe near him,” Jake snarled.
The man looked cool as he smiled and croaked out. “You are everything I had heard you would be, and more, my lord.”
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Please welcome the fabulous Silvia Violet who is launching the audio version of Finding Release (Wild R Farm). Werewolves and horse shifters? Do the mix? Oh yeah! Be sure to enter on the Rafflecopter below. You may win an audiobook of Finding Release!
Finding Release (Wild R Farm 1) is now available in audio!
Available at Amazon
Coleman Wilder is a half-breed werewolf. Some days the tension between his human side and his werewolf instincts threaten to tear him apart. But the challenge of running a horse farm as a gay man in a conservative Tennessee town keeps him focused until he meets horse shifter, Jonah Marks.
Jonah’s family insists that shifting is sinful, but Jonah longs to let his stallion run free. Desperate to escape his family’s judgment, he asks Cole, his secret crush, for a job. Cole turns him down, scared his desire for Jonah will make him lose control. When Jonah’s brother threatens his life, Cole struggles to save him and give them both a second chance at the life they’ve always wanted.
Excerpt: Hear this read at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Release-Wild-Farm-Book/dp/B00KHZB99O) by clicking on Play Sample.
The boy nodded. “I-yes. I’m Jonah. Cole?”
Cole nodded, unable to make his voice work. Soulful chocolate brown eyes. The smell of newly mown hay, orange groves, and clean young man. No wonder Demon seemed familiar.
“You were Demon.” Cole said, finally able to speak.
Cole couldn’t verbalize his racing thoughts. He was shaking, sick at the thought of what Jonah had suffered, stunned, thankful. His knees threatened to give, and he grabbed the stall door to keep himself upright.
Jonah trembled. “My brother… he locked me in horse form. I forgot who I was. Forgot how… how to be h-human.”
Rage, fear, and a fierce need to protect had Cole ready to rip Nathan Marks apart.
Jonah looked lost and confused.
Cole wanted to pull Jonah into his arms and take his fear away, but he was afraid to move. “Tell me what happened.”
“C-can’t, not now. I… need… hold me.”
Author Bio: Silvia Violet writes erotic romance in a variety of genres including paranormal, contemporary, sci fi, and historical. She can be found haunting coffee shops looking for the darkest, strongest cup of coffee she can find. Once equipped with the needed fuel, she can happily sit for hours pounding away at her laptop. Silvia typically leaves home disguised as a suburban stay-at-home-mom, and other coffee shop patrons tend to ask her hilarious questions like “Do you write children’s books?” She loves watching the looks on their faces when they learn what she’s actually up to. When not writing, Silvia enjoys baking sinfully delicious treats, exploring new styles of cooking, and reading to her incorrigible offspring.
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Please welcome Max Vos to the blog. Max has a new book called The V-Unit and no pretty boys for him! But we’ll forgive him since he’s bringing us some vampires in love! Here’s Max to tell us about it.
Howdy y’all. Glad to be here today. Thanks you Tara for having me.
So, y’all want to know about the new book of mine titled the V Unit, eh? Okay, I’ll give it a shot…
It started with a NaNo writing challenge in October of 2012. I was still starting out with this whole writing thing, and the friend that got me into it wanted me to do this challenge with her. The idea is to write a book in 31 days. Sure. I was so green that I didn’t bat an eye. Problem was, I really had no idea of what to write.
I’d always said if I were a writer I’d never write a vampire story. I mean, after Anne Rice, who could top that? Right? So it came down to a dare. Well…I took the dare, never thinking it would go anywhere. A week had already passed by the time I got a solid story line in my head.
With no time to waste, I banged it out and still had a full day left over. I wrote the main body of the book in just three weeks. Why then did it take so long to publish? Because, like I said, I was still very new. There were a lot of grammatical errors. A LOT of editing that needed to be done. Polishing and tightening up of dialogue and the list goes on.
I would shelve it for a while, then go back to it. I’d read it, put it away, pull it back out, put it away. Finally I got tired of doing that and really focused on getting it ready for publication. It was a work of love and a lot of frustration. I thought the story was pretty good, if I did say so myself.
You don’t like vampires? Yeah, well I tend to be very particular about my vampires. There will be no glimmering, sparkling, vegetarian vamps for me! Nope. If I’m going to do vampires, they are going to be the real deal.
However, this is not a vampire story. What, you say? Nope, it is a love story that happens to involve vampires. How’s that for a twist? The whole story is about the politics and challenges within the vampire world, but it really is a basic love story.
Now for those of you who have never read my stuff, I need to warn you now. I don’t hold back. If hot, steamy, sweaty man-sex is not your thing, then do not pick this book. If you like young twinkie boys, do not pick this book. If you like a solid story with real men, you just might like this one.
The V-Unit —
Blurb: Only a select few in the human world knew of the existence of the V-Unit, a small group of highly trained Marines – who happened to be vampires. And it would have stayed that way. But when events in the vampire world, threatened the stability of the human world, the powers that be called for the unit’s specialized services.
An intrepid war correspondent, Bronson Rudan, who’d seen more than his fair share of fighting, stumbles across the unit by accident, and is drawn into their world. Bronson has no problem with that, given that he gets to spend time with a hunky Marine Lieutenant, Sarge. Although he won’t remember any of this when they’re through.
At least, that was the plan…
Author Bio: Max Vos is a classically trained chef with over 30 years of food service experience. After retiring in 2011, Max found himself with time on his hands and was urged to turn his talents to writing. ‘Cooking English’, a short story, was his first published work, and since then Ravenous Romance have published five more of his short stories. His first novel, P.O.W. was released October, 2013 with MLR Press. His second novel, My Hero was a best seller and has just been recently been released in French.
You will find everything in a Max Vos story. From sweet and sexy, even raunchy, to powerful, raw and gritty—something for all tastes.
Author Links: https://www.facebook.com/max.vos.393
I’m currently working on a New Adult MM contemporary romance, i just signed a contract for two paranormal MM werewolf books, and next month i have an adult MM contemporary novel called F.A.S.T. Balls coming out. I love all these genres — both to write and to read. I also sometimes like scifi in the right hands, and likewise fantasy.
What about you? What are your favorite genres? Publishers tell us that contemporary romances sell the best, but i sure know a lot of people who like paranormal. Do you think vampires are dead (you should pardon the pun) this year? Are werewolves on their way out? What about zombies?
Share your thoughts. It’s for fun, but i’ll also be passing some of your opinions along in blogs and workshops. : )