Untamed Blog Tour {Review & Excerpt}

Untamed Tour Banner Untamed by Brenda K. Davies The Vampire Awakenings Series #3 Publication Date: December 27, 2014 Genres: Paranormal, Romance Purchase from AmazonPurchase from B&NPurchase from KoboPurchase from iBookstorePurchase from Smashwords Untamed

Synopsis:

His entire life Ethan has been keeping his more violent urges a secret from his family. They all think he is just antisocial, what they don’t know is that every day he struggles not to give into his growing desire to kill. Looking to escape for just a little bit and hoping that a change of scenery will help him, he agrees to join Isabelle and Stefan in Bermuda.

What he doesn’t expect is for Emma to walk into his life and change it in ways that he had never anticipated. Just when he finally begins to find some peace in his life, a dangerous threat from Emma’s past arrives. Ethan is willing to do anything to keep Emma safe, even if it means giving into the brutality that he’s spent his entire life fighting against. Giving in a little though, may mean giving in for forever, if he is unable to bring himself back from the darkness that has always enticed him. ***Due to mature content and language this book is recommended for readers 18+***

My Review

From the minute you start to read this book you will not want to put it down. This storyline flows smoothly and the characters are well developed. If you haven't read the previous two books in the series then now would be the perfect time to do so. I know you'll love these books.

Excerpt

He thought he could stand there and watch her forever but the urge to touch her drove him toward her and into the rain. She was still laughing as she dropped her head down to look at him. Rain had turned her hair darker and caused it to curl as it clung to her face and neck. He barely noticed the drops of water as they pelted against him; the only thing he could focus on was her.

"It feels wonderful!" she cried above the noise.

He didn't know what possessed him, but words completely failed him. It felt as if he had been taken over by something entirely primitive, he felt a burning itch that would only be appeased by touching her. Wrapping his arm around her waist, he lifted her up and pressed her flush against his body. Her mouth parted but before she could speak, his lips descended upon hers in a kiss that would have been bruising if the contact of their mouths hadn't immediately eased some of the savage strain within him.

The first book in this series, Awakened, is free. Each book in this series is a stand alone novel.

Also In the Series...

Awakened Book 1Destined Book 2

About the Author

Brenda K. Davies

Brenda loves to write adult paranormal and historical romantic fiction. When not with family, or out with friends, she's happy at home in Mass. with her husband, and energetic puppy Loki. She is currently working on the third Vampire Awakenings book and has a historical romance coming out later this summer.

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Jars of Clay by Lee Strauss {Free Book} {Book Review}

Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Genre: Y/A, Historical Romance
 
 
Synopsis
 
Daughter of a wealthy and respected Roman citizen, Helena Vibius is only sixteen when she falls for Lucius, a servant in her father's house. Ambitious, Lucius wants to seek his fortune in Rome, and asks Helena to tutor him. She agrees—against her better judgment—and through a series of secret lessons, the two fall in love, knowing if they're caught, Lucius will pay the penalty with his life. 
 
And then there’s the unfortunate matter of Helena's pending arranged marriage to an unpleasant man from Carthage. As her wedding day approaches, will Helena follow Lucius to Rome (risking both their lives), or keep her duty to her father?
 
 
 
 
My Review
 
From the first page I was hooked and pulled into the Romans time of slavery and the sexist views of those times. A sweet love story that pulls at your heart in such a way that you quickly find yourself falling in love with the characters and I'm looking forward to reading the second book. 
 
Meet the Author
 
 
 
I'm the author of the Minstrel Series (contemporary romance), the Perception Series (young adult dystopian/science fiction) and young adult historical fiction. I also write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk (with a nice helping of romance!) as Elle Strauss. Other trivia about me: I'm a married mother of four; I sometimes live in Canada and sometimes Germany; I'm fond of dark chocolate, and soy lattes; I like yoga, cycling and hiking in good weather.
 
 
 

 

 

Jenny Pox {The Paranormals} Book One

Leabhar Caife

 

Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2010
 
Synopsis
 
Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the "Jenny pox." She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.
 
Then she meets the one boy she can touch, and her life begins to change. Jenny feels herself falling for him, but first Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront her new enemy, a girl who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.
 
 
 
 
 
Meet the Author
 
 
J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on the English Renaissance and the Romantic period. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He enjoys remixing elements of paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror and science fiction into new kinds of stories. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, his son, and some dogs and cats.
 
 
 
 
 
 

December Moon {The Raven Saga} Book 2 {Book Review}

Genre: Y/A


Synopsis


On her 15th birthday, December Moon discovers she is the descendant of a family of witches, kept in the dark her entire life in an effort to protect her. But when Lilly, her best friend, finds herself in danger from one of the world's most evil vampires, December will do everything in her power to stop him.

 

My Review


Didn't think it was possible but it's even better than the first book. The twists and turns keep coming and I love being surprised by the things they reveal. The first book didn't disappoint and neither will this one as you get pulled in even further into the amazing lives of the well written story line and characters. 

Author Bio


Although Suzy is a Yorkshire lass at heart, she left her home town of Rotherham, UK, to move to Portugal with her family when she was ten. The Algarve continues to be her home, where she lives with her childhood sweetheart husband Michael and their menagerie of cats and dogs.Suzy's career began soon after completing her A levels when she was offered the position of trainee journalist for a local English newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she moved on to become assistant editor for the region's largest English language publisher. Since then she has also worked as the editor of one of the Algarve's most loved monthly lifestyle magazines. 

Early in 2010 however, Suzy began working as a full time author. She has since completed nine novels - The Raven Saga trilogy, The Morgan Sisters series, Forever Fredless and And Then There Was You. She has also just released her two YA series as ebook boxed sets.

 

Forever Fifteen

Genres:

Paranormal, Occult, Vampires

Synopsis


Lucy Albert is not your ordinary maladjusted suburban adolescent. Born into the era of the Black Plague in medieval Italy, Lucy is chosen as a mate by the sinister vampire Sebastianus against her will. Struggling to survive in a modern world she cannot identify with, Lucy isn't looking for attention.


Welcome to Forever Fifteen, where a lonely girl seeks refuge in a world awash in everyday brutality, a world where only blood and death can sate her hunger. Journey into Lucy's past as you experience the terror of the Black Death and the harsh reality of womanhood in the Middle Ages.

 

 

Author Bio

 

Kimberly Steele is the proudly indie author of Forever Fifteen (Lucia Alberti) Trilogy. Forever Fifteen was the first vampire audiobook to be released for free in both MP3 and podcast form on the internet. Forever Fifteen was quickly picked up by Podiobooks.com and became hugely popular on iTunes.

Forever Fifteen is often compared to Twilight because of a teenage female protagonist, but listeners are cautioned that the book is not for children.

 

Rose of Avalon {Seven Sisters of Avalon} Volume 2

Genre: Paranormal Romance

 

 

Synopsis

In this volume, the fiery haired Rose goes into North Wales to meet with the reclusive King Jacob Rowan who no one has seen in many years. What she finds there is as much a magical journey for herself as it is for her quest and a whole new world opens up for her. Filled with adventure, passion, humor, and magic, this book will pull at your heart strings and take your breath away with its exciting and sexy story of a beautiful priestess who meets a king well in touch with his animal side.

Although "Rose of Avalon" stands on its own as a beautiful, fast-paced story, but the reader's enjoyment of the series will likely be enhanced by reading "The Daughters of Avalon" first.

My Review

Ms. Rasbold does it again as she sweeps us up in a tale of magic, love and strength. Her depictions of the characters is brilliant and you feel like you know them all on a personal level. I can't wait to see what story of Avalon and the holy isles daughters she conjures up next.

 

 

Author Bio

 

Katrina Rasbold has provided insightful guidance to countless individuals over the past three decades through both her life path consultations and her informative classes and workshops. She has worked with teachers all over the world, including three years of training in England and two years of practice in the Marianas Islands. 

She is a professional life coach who holds a PhD in Religion. She and her husband, Eric Rasbold, are the founders of CUSP (Climbing Up the Spiral Pathway), a program designed to manifest positive, long term life changes by following the ancient agricultural cycles throughout the year. CUSP has touched the lives of literally thousands of people since its inception in 1997 and is practiced as a life pattern and spiritual path all over the United States and in other countries as well. Their book "The CUSP Way" explains the details of this vibrant and productive process of personal manifestation and is coupled with other books from the Bio-Universal/Energy Magic series to instruct users on how to use their own empowerment and that of The Divine to improve their life.

Katrina was a frequent guest on the "Herb Nero Show" in Southern California and has been a popular presence at many festivals and speaking events throughout California for many years. She is a published author and freelance journalist who has distinguished herself with her no-nonsense approach and humorous, home-spun commentary in many different genres of reporting and commentary. Her workshops, classes and lectures continue to charm and educate her clients and students. In her book "Energy Magic," she coined the phrase "bio-universal energies" to identify the measurable energy fields a person radiates when creating positive change, a combination of the personal energy inherent to each individual joined with the universal energies that are able to be accessed and channeled into perceivable manifestation.

As a life coach, Katrina has provided valuable guidance to literally thousands of people, including actors Jill Larson, Lee Meriweather, Michael E. Knight, and Bobbie Eakes.

Since 2002, Katrina has worked as event staff for the General Hospital Fan Club Week, the single biggest General Hospital fan event of the year. Her guidebook "The GH Fan Club Weekend For Dummies", enjoyed strong popularity since its debut in 2002 and is now available as an e-book on Amazon.com, currently titled "An Insider's Guide to the General Hospital Fan Club Weekend." A lifelong fan of the show, Katrina brings her personal stories, photographs, and experience to the task of prepping guests to successfully navigate this fun-filled event.

Her passion for Women's Wisdom studies began in 1980 when she became a certified childbirth instructor. She taught childbirth, prenatal and lactation classes in many locations around the world over the following 17 years and pursued practice in hospital, birthing center and home birth environments. 

A native of Western Kentucky, Katrina considers herself to be a true Southern Diva and enjoys such amenities as "big hair" and blessing a person's heart. Her book "Leaving Kentucky in the Broad Daylight" details her life growing up in rural Kentucky amongst an eccentric family in the 1960s-1970s. 

Katrina has been an avid practitioner of the magical arts since the early 1980s and the study of all ways that humans enjoy congress with God is her passion. She currently teaches classes in the Sacramento and El Dorado County areas of California.

Katrina is happily married and has six children, to whom she personally gave birth. She lives on a remote mountain top in California with her husband, two of those six children (the rest are grown), two cats, three dogs, a turtle named God, several chickens that are all named Helen, and Elvis, a slightly neurotic shih tzu.

Fleur de Nuit Cover Reveal

 

 

Fleur de Nuit by Cat Montmorency 
(Bourbon Street Bondage, #1) 
Published by: Samhain Publishing
Publication date: Fall, 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romance

 

Synopsis:

 

 
Fleur de Nuit
Book One of the Bourbon Street Bondage Series

Decadent food, smoky music, dark delights—who could live in the French Quarter and not be tempted to partake? Moira D’Arcangelis, that’s who.

Ever since her college boyfriend tried to add her to his list of murder victims, she’s lived a quiet life, which is code for no life at all. When her best friend Kara convinces—okay, drags—her to meet Adrian LaCroix, master of the local underground kink scene, his commanding presence and sexy Cajun accent bring her latent desires back to life.

His offer to train her as a Domme is the key to regaining control of her life. Yet becoming Adrian’s protégé comes with complications. As he opens her body, mind, and soul, she begins to see Kara in a new light—right about the time a legendary Domme returns, intent on stealing Kara away.

Moira has a fight on her hands. For Kara, and against a past that comes roaring back with a vengeance. She’ll need every trick Adrian can teach her to win the right to both life—and love.

 

Author Bio

 

 

Cat Montmorency is a writer, gamer, ninja; writing about life, love, and kink in New Orleans' French Quarter. 21+  Rep'd by Jessica Negrón of Talcott Notch Literary.