Friday, January 20, 2017

A Colorless Blue

A Colorless Blue
by M.W. Muse
Genre: YA Romance

I have everything. Rich parents, popular friends, and a hot boyfriend, even if he is a selfish ass. I may not realize the irony my charmed life represents—that what is considered a conventional lifestyle for rich kids also makes me a cliché. A colorless caricature of the snobbiest stereotypes—but I don’t need to understand that to fit in. So yeah, besides dealing with my infuriating boyfriend and blending in with my snobby friends, my life is perfect … Until the day I can’t stop bleeding and that shell of a charmed life shatters in the wake of my new reality.

When I think about having everything now, I have to include leukemia. Because I have it, and it's killing me.

Wanting the best care for me, my parents send me to a treatment hospital, away from my friends, boyfriend, even my family. I so don’t want to go, but I have no choice. The sooner I get rid of this cancer, the sooner things can be normal again. There’s a word to explain my mentality of it all. Denial. It‘s such a beautiful thing until it all comes crashing down. And does it ever. But left standing in that debris is a boy who brings color into this dying girl. A boy who is there at my lowest and teaches me what it really means to live. A boy who urges me to fight a losing battle because my death would tear him apart.

A boy who is not my boyfriend.
And a death that will find me anyway.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It is a celebration in the city state of Kyteia. It is the Fiftieth anniversary of the fall of their enemy city state Grenin. The celebration ends in a panic stricken riot when a man shows up in the clothes from Grenin. He is promptly arrested and interviewed by Lt. Nathaniel Wilkics from the Kyteian army. The Man, as he is known, has no memory of who he is or where he is from. He begins to tell Wilkics a spiraling tale of waking up cold and naked in the abandoned city state of Grenin and what led to his arrest in Kyteia. The story of the ghosts of memory, dragons, a Witch Queen and her undead servants, a forest stuck in the season of fall and the creatures who dwell there.


Then it happened. An apple from seemingly nowhere rolled down the alley striking
the tip of the Man’s boot. He bent down to pick it up and looked up into the face of a
boy no older than six. The boy’s face was contorted into a look of unbelievable
horror and fear. The Man froze and swallowed hard. He raised his finger to his lips in
a shushing gesture.

“MAMA! MAMA!” the boy screamed.

People began to turn towards the alley, towards the boys screams. It was a moment
frozen in time or it seemed that way to the Man. He stood there with the apple in his
hand out stretched to the child. The boy stood there screaming. The people who had
turned stood there with surprised looks on their faces before any of them moved. The
parade had even stopped moving. Then the citizens’ paralysis broke and black
cloaked figures descended on him.

They grabbed him violently and lift him off the ground carrying him into the street to
the parade. He saw looks of sheer bewilderment, of hate, of fear, and of confusion.
He saw the boy’s mother grab him and squeeze him to her breast. He heard their
voices getting louder with the confusion. It felt like he was in some sort of dream. He
didn’t even struggle to get out of their grasp.

They threw him down into the street in front of the float. He landed, but he did not
feel the landing. The coat had done its job at protecting him, so did his skin which
had hardened for other reasons. He turned his head towards the mother and boy.
Watching her pitch the apple down the alley he had been pulled from. He then turned
his head to look up at Crone.

Crone, whose mouth hung slightly agape, took an involuntary step back at the sight of
the Man. The two officers flanking him looked at Crone unsure of what to do their
mouths also hung open. Crone shrugged at the two officers and the two turned their
attention back to the Man on his knees in the street.

The citizens yelled, screamed, pointed and whispered amongst them as Crone raised a
hand. The crowd went silent all attention was focused on Crone, like a pack of trained
seals or dogs the Man had thought.

“General Crone.” The Dictatus spoke from the jumbo-tron.
Crone turned his head to look up at the Dictatus on the screen behind him.

“Arrest that man.” The Dictatus said pointing in the Man’s direction.

Author Bio:
Marc Tizura is a native of Chicago Illinois. Marc Tizura is an actor and writer. Marc Tizura has a B.A. in Theatre from Columbia College.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tempting the Boss

Tempting the Boss
by Ruby Carew
Genre: Erotic Short Story

How far will Bella go to keep her job?
Bella loves her job. It’s only a temp position but it’s everything she wants in a job… especially her sexy hunk of a boss. But her hope of being hired at the end of the contract is shattered when he calls her into his office… and tells her she’s fired.
Mr. Elliott doesn’t want to fire the sexy, and very distracting, Bella, but what else can he do? As much as he might want her to stay, it just isn’t working.
Now that the time has come, however, she tempts him with an offer he can’t resist. Just how far will she go to keep this job?

Hi! I’m Ruby Carew. You may also know me as Opal Carew, a New York Times bestselling author of erotic romance.
As Opal I write erotic love stories that push the limits, but as Ruby I don’t know what limits are. When you crave the titillation that only the fulfillment of your wildest fantasies can give you, look no further than my short, sexy stories.

The Reanimation Files

The Reanimation Files
by AJ Locke
Genre: Paranormal/Ghosts/Urban Fantasy/Multicultural/Interracial/Comedy

Affairs of the Dead Book 1

Help ghosts, stop a thief, and try not to die…

Necromancer Selene Vanream helps ghosts settle their affairs so they can move on. But when breaking the rules gets her in trouble, she’s bumped down to tracking ghosts trying to avoid the afterlife. Ghosts like Ethan Lance, who claims he was kicked out of his body when someone else jumped in. Which might be plausible—if such a thing were possible. And if Micah, Selene’s partner, didn’t pull her into an investigation of brutal murders that lead directly back to Ethan.

But when the whole mess puts Selene’s life in danger, she suddenly has very personal reasons to get Ethan’s body back. Between her uncomfortable relationship with Micah, and problems with her boss, Selene learns just how much trouble it can be when you don’t follow the rules…

Requiem for the Living Book 2

Selene is slowly dying...too bad that’s the least of her problems.
You could say that Selene Vanream has a lot of problems. First there’s the Rot that’s slowly killing her, despite everything Ilyse and Micah are doing to find a way to save her.
Then there’s Andrew, the ghost of her boss who is anchored to the living world. Selene would like to ignore him, but anchored ghosts with unsettled business turn into anchored beasties, so she can’t write him off. The government has sent a team to post up at Affairs of the Dead and keep an eye on her, which includes making sure she plays up to Andrew to keep him from turning.
On top of that, someone is using Selene’s new power to create anchored ghosts for their loved ones to keep around. Not good since the culprit doesn’t have a clue about that whole anchored beastie angle. Now Selene has a criminal to catch while trying to stay out of the hands of government goons who have stripping her reanimation power on their agenda.

When Micah and Ilyse finally find a way to save her, Selene thinks she can cross one bad thing off her list--until she learns the terrible price that must be paid to keep her alive. Full plate doesn’t cover it. Overflowing plate doesn’t cover it. Selene’s plate has damn near exploded.

The Ravaging In Between Book 3

Sometimes death is only the beginning...

Selene Vanream died—for two minutes. After being revived, she spends over a month in a coma before she awakes, free from the Rot and the reanimation power that caused her so much trouble. No one can explain how Selene survived killing Renton while he possessed her reanimation power, and her reunion with Micah is marred by the choices they each made to save her and stop Renton.

But even though she's Rot free, she isn't problem free. First, she no longer has a job at Affairs of the Dead. And Ethan is missing and she can't track him down. Not only that, ghosts that were sent to the Afterlife with unfinished business have somehow crossed back and are trying to settle the score in violent ways. If that wasn't enough, Selene discovers that dying briefly has more consequences than she realized, because when she was revived, not all of her came back. Now she's straddling both the living world and the dead, and she will find out what it means to come back to life but leave part of her soul behind.

A Torment of Savages Book 4

When your soul isn't your own, you'll do anything to get it back.

After months of danger and deadly threats, Selene Vanream finally has some much needed downtime and a chance to focus on mending her relationship with Micah. She’s even accepted a job working for The Paranormal Control Center to quietly resolve issues within the paranormal community. After the supernatural devastation New York City's been through, quiet resolutions are best.

But peace can't last forever. As Selene and Kyo's ghost embark on the search for Kyo's body, Selene finds out firsthand the violent lengths the dead witches are willing to go to in order to keep their secrets safe. What's more, a new, dark and deadly being has emerged from the In Between and is turning people into darkness-filled Savages intent on reaping souls until she gets the soul she’s really owed–Selene's. This new evil is determined to get what she was promised, but not before innocent people pay the price, including someone very near to Selene’s heart.

Now all Selene has to do is find out how her life became a bargaining chip to a psychotic monster, keep the ones she loves from danger, and make sure her soul isn't ripped from her body and dragged to hell in the process. Some girls have all the fun.

A.J. Locke is originally from Trinidad and Tobago but has resided in New York City for over ten years. She knew early on that she wanted to be a writer, penned her first novel at fourteen, and hasn’t stopped since. Creating is her passion, and other than writing she enjoys drawing, painting, graphic design, and any other creative whim that may take her.

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Release Day Blitz.. Divine Awakenings By Lia Davis (Series Finale!)

Divine Awakening
The Divinities, book 4
By Lia Davis

A mother’s love is her greatest power.

Divinity witch, Desiree Sanders has made a lot of bad choices in her life, but trusting the demoness, Samoan should earn her the award for traitor of the millennium. After several failed attempts to set things right, Desiree turns to the dark, sexy Death Demon, Lex for help saving her son and ending the war.

There’s no darker place than the soul of a demon.

Divinity guardian, Alexander, AKA Lex, has hardened his heart and locked away emotions following the betrayal of his mate over three hundred years ago. Until he meets the quiet and beautiful Desiree, and the walls around his heart start to crumble. When she calls him for help, broken and scared, he can’t deny her, and the urge to claim her for his own becomes an overwhelming need.

Trapped in the Underworld as the war between witches and demons escalates, Lex and Desiree must face their pasts and their fears—and open their hearts—if they are to find a way out. Meanwhile, the Divinities in the natural world prepare for a battle that is no longer just dark versus light. If lost, it could mean the end of life as they know it.

Author Bio:

In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.

While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.

Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it! Sign up for her newsletter (, become a member of her fan club (, and follow her on Twitter @NovelsByLia.

Monday, January 16, 2017

St. Helena Vineyard Kindle World

St. Helena Vineyard Kindle World
Brought to you by Marina Adair
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Building Forever (The Forever Series 1)
by Cary Hart

Saving Forever (The Forever Series 2)
by Cary Hart

Love by Design
by Deb McNaught

Last Chance Lullaby
by Donna Alward

St. Helena Holiday
by Grace Conley

by Jen Doyle

Where I Belong
by Jill Sanders

Desserts Can Be Deadly
by K.T. Roberts

Bed & Breakfast & Bondage
by Kate Allure

Love Thy Neighbor
by Kelly Moran

Love So Sweet
by Kelsey Browning

Safe in His Arms
by Lori Mack

Falling For You
by M.K. Meredith

The Beekeeper's Bride
by Mollie Cox Bryan

Plumb Crazy About You
by Pamela Gibson

Finding Home (Second Chance Series 1)
by Reina Torres

Playing With Fire (Second Chance Series 2)
by Reina Torres

Love Me Tender, Love You Hard
by Sharon Hamilton

Sneaking Up On Love
by Stephanie St. Klaire

Picture This 
by T.M. Cromer

Friday, January 13, 2017

Review of Charm School All Nighter: Lesson 2 by Lynn Carmer

Erotic Romance

Charm School All Nighter Lesson 2

By Lynn Carmer

A Secret Longing…
Quiet and reserved Professor Brynn Calvo always plays by the rules. Not anymore. She is willing to risk everything: her career and her reputation—all for one red-hot week, between the sheets, with a rough-edged, MMA fighter.

A Sensual Obsession…
Tortured by a past he can never escape, Alexei Park’s world is full of takers: pushers, gang bangers, La Mafia. Everyone except his vulnerable professor. Brynn is beautiful and caring, but she’s out of his league. Acting on his searing desire could destroy her career and poison her life, so he keeps his distance.

A Wicked Proposal…
Time to break all the rules! Brynn and her sisters inherit a charm school notorious for its naughty, after-hour classes. In order to keep it from bankruptcy, she must teach a class on Intimate Instructions, more specifically, toys! Adult toys—pulsating, shaking, and undulating devices she knows nothing about. She has seven days to find someone to help her with the class.
Only one man comes to mind…

Will she jeopardize her career and risk her heart for a few days of vibrating delight?

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My Review:  A friend first suggested Lynn Carmer to me and actually gifted book one. Well I have come across some really bad books this way so I tend to avoid reading the book. I hate to tell the friend I hated the recommendation lol.  But, the premise of this series sounded so good, that I decided to give it a shot. THANK GOD I DID! I LOVE THIS SERIES.

Okay actual review now:

Book 2, continues the story we started in 1.5 (Must read these in order). Brynn is the quiet sister, some mistake her as meek, prudish or not as adventurous as her sisters. The Calvo Quads. BIG MISTAKE! This girl has a down right sneaky side! Brynn knows what she wants and is willing to go after it...secretly from a distance lol.  Which brings us to the very sexy Alexei Park, who I wanted to smack a few times. Stubborn Ass, but what an Ass!
Brynn needs to team up with someone to talk about sex toys for the next lesson of Charm School. I admit I learned about a few new toys, but I really loved that Lynn didn't limit the toys to just Brynn. We got to see some used on Alexei and it was awesome!  There are a few twists and turns and lots of romance and a bit more angsty than the first book. Which fit these characters more. I like that Lynn writes the story to fit the characters and not try to keep the series in one tone. Book 1 was funnier and more lighthearted. Book 1.5 Hysterical and introduction. Book 2 was more angst and turmoil. All are awesome and I can not wait for more! These old ladies are dirty and want more education!

Author Bio:
Amazon Best Selling Author Lynn Carmer is a talker, a writer, a reader, a teacher, a procrastinator, an avid fan of all things "reality," and a devourer of all things "sweet." She is continually working on white-hot, humorous Contemporary, Paranormal, and Sci/Fi Romance novels. Think sexy Gargoyles turned to stone; star-crossed lovers living on the planet of fire and ice; and hilarious contemporaries that reference pop culture and quite a few '80s and '90s movies and music.

Come and find out more than you ever wanted to know about Lynn:

Charm School After Dark Lesson 1

Book 1

Pass the wine, please. 
Caelen Calvo has three meddling sisters, an employment problem, a married ex-boyfriend, and a massive headache from all the drama. Her only hope of redemption comes in the form of Ms. Belle’s Charm School that she and her sisters have recently inherited. The problem? The real money comes, not from the daytime classes on manners and etiquette, but from naughty evening classes that each sister must now teach.

Caelen draws the short straw. The first topic on the charm school’s roster is oral pleasure. Caelen has four short days to research advanced techniques like The Corn on the Cob and The Twist and Twirl . . . plus prep the charm school for a party and – oh yeah – find a man willing to be her temporary guinea pig.

Dare Lagos has been in love with Caelen since middle school. The boxer-turned-firefighter has always fought for what he wants, professionally. The battle for Caelen’s heart will be no different. Doesn’t matter that they used to bicker endlessly, back in the day. Doesn’t matter that he has a cheating ex-wife, who gave him serious trust issues. And it shouldn’t matter that he’s been suspended from his job as a Hotshot, because he may have over-reacted when his ex-wife’s Boy Toy was assigned to his station. Nope. None of that matters, just the taste of her smart mouth, the feel of her smooth skin, and her sultry scent surrounding him. He wants Caelen Calvo, and he’s going to make sure that the only name on her short-list is his.

Note: Intended for readers 18+. The story contains hilarious (and sometimes explicit) sex scenes, but they are always in good fun! No characters were harmed in the making of this novel.

Charm School Quickie Lesson 1.5
Book 1.5

A little charm goes a long way…
Caelen Calvo wants it all: the super-sexy boyfriend who makes her toes curl; a fledgling charm school that teaches naughty, after-hour classes; and the chance to teach one hundred women waiting on the edge of their seats for instruction on oral pleasure. She just has to figure out how to teach techniques like the Sucker and Pucker and the Ball Juggler, while keeping the uninhibited class under control!
Brynn Calvo, her reserved sister, never gets what she wants. She is watching Caelen instruct the down-and-dirty techniques from way in the back of the room, mortified that she may have to teach next! Hopefully, no one will notice her swiping at her phone, gazing longingly at the sexiest man she’s ever seen: Alexei Park. He is a wall of muscle, painted in tattoos, and sprinkled with soul-wrenching secrets—a walking dream. He is also one of her college students, and if she tries to date him, she might lose her job.
When the fickle hand of fate—or was that her sister?—chooses her to teach the next class, she has no one to turn to for help. Or does she?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Crossing Roman

Crossing Roman
By Ginger Ring
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Mafia Romance/Romantic Suspense

Madison Miller is a small town girl with big dreams, but years of running her mother’s bridal business has put a damper on that…

Madison is weary of planning other people’s dream weddings and ready to find a man of her own—when a sudden encounter with a handsome visitor leaves her world spinning. He's all she can think about, but the son of a mafia boss is not the kind of man she’d had in mind. She wonders how being involved with him might impact her life—and the lives of those she cares about. 

Roman Caponelli is looking to expand his family’s business on the legitimate side—not the mafia side—and perhaps find a little romance… 

Roman is captivated with Madison, but this local beauty wants nothing to do with a criminal like him. Madison said no to him once, and come hell or high water she won’t deny him again—and if he has to use mob tactics to make that happen, so be it. Roman sets out, determined to win the only woman who has kept his interest for more than one night.

Meet Ginger:

Ginger Ring is an eclectic, hat-loving Midwestern girl with a weakness for cheese, dark chocolate, and the Green Bay Packers. She loves reading, playing with her cats, watching great movies, and has a quirky sense of humor. Publishing a book has been a lifelong dream of hers and she is excited to share her romantic stories with you. Her heroines are classy, sassy and in search of love and adventure. When Ginger isn’t tracking down old gangster haunts or stopping at historical landmarks, you can find her on the backwaters of the Mississippi River fishing with her husband.
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