The Trilogy of a Wolf’s Endowment by Destiny Blaine

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Today, I’m proud to bring you a trilogy by Destiny Blaine. All 3 are currently available and there’s a Rafflecopter giveaway for a .pdf copy of ALL 3!  I hope you have the chance to purchase and read all 3. I know I will be!

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Tagline: The wild side is an interesting stretch of territory where only the courageous survive.

Blurb:

Joe Kramer is a simple-minded young man tending farm with his father. When a neighbor needs a lift, his dad sends him out to give the woman a ride. Soon, a Moonlight Clan Council member has her claws in Joe, leaving him a changed man.

Accepting his fate, Joe joins a wolf pack steeped in history and tradition, but someone among them is threatening to tear their pack apart. To make matters worse, as the pack master, Joe rebukes the traditions of the past while ignoring the mandated placement of two mates.

As he leads his pack to a position of strength, Joe will stand out as the clear Alpha destined to protect the East Tennessee Moonlight Clan Council, but will his lack of experience and immaturity cost the clan what they cherish most? And who, if anyone, will stand beside him when he fights to protect those closest to home?

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Tagline: Captivity temporarily restrains, but love forever binds

Blurb:

Shuke and Tommy are forced into captivity by a twisted hunter with knowledge of the Moonlight Clan Council. Desperate to separate the growing East Tennessee wolf pack, the shifter-hunter ships Shuke and Tommy to Arizona where a beautiful woman soon releases them.

Once freed, Shuke and Tommy decide to return to Tennessee, but there’s a slight problem with their plan. They can’t keep their hands off each other. Worse still, Shuke finds he can’t leave the Phoenix area due to an unexpected mate calling.

Following the scent of a woman, Shuke insists on returning to Salt River, the last place he saw the female who freed them. And with the lust growing between Shuke and Tommy not at all overshadowing his desire for a woman, Shuke sees his fate sealed as the trilogy of endowment calls to him in a way he never expected.

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Tagline: One beast may die, but another one will rise. And his savage ways will live on forever.

Blurb:

Two members of the Moonlight Clan Council are abducted. After they’re pulled away from their East Tennessee pack and shipped to Canada, they awaken only to find themselves surrounded by the snow-covered peaks of the Northern Rocky Mountains. To make matters worse, a formidable enemy stands before them and challenges them in a battle for their lives.

Fighting their way to freedom, Len and Ray come face to face with Sable, another wolf-shifter defending their pack’s enemy, Corey Marshall. Once Sable learns she supported the wrong wolf, she realizes how much she stands to lose.

Drawn to their attacker in a way that doesn’t make sense, Len and Ray see vivid images as the trilogy of endowment unfolds before them. They embrace their mating call, but the young woman is quite a handful. And Sable isn’t prepared for Len’s idea of a first mating. After Len and Ray unleash their building passion, Sable is left with only one choice—complete surrender.

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Destiny Blaine is an award-winning, bestselling e-book and paperback author. She writes under several pseudonyms in various genres.

When Destiny isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time in Mississippi and South Carolina. She loves NFL and college football, college basketball, volleyball, poker, casino craps, and attending outdoor concerts. Her favorite pastime is sitting on the beach reading about intelligent ALPHA males who know how to take the lead in all situations.

Destiny lives in East Tennessee with her daughter and husband. Her son is serving in the United States Navy.

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Cover Reveal: Playing for Keeps by Emma Hart (@EmmaHartAuthor)

Thanks for stopping by today! Emma Hart is getting ready to bring us her second book in her great The Game series, Playing for Keeps. She’s also be gracious enough to give us a little taste with an excerpt. I hope you enjoy!

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes the second book in The Game series, and the story everyone wanted after The Love Game…

She’s in love with him.
He’s trying not to love her.
One night changes everything.

 

Aston Banks never meant to get close to Megan Harper – not even for that one night. Haunted by a childhood he refuses to face, he knew she could break through every wall he’d ever built and tear them down without even realising she was doing it.

 

Betraying Braden by starting a relationship with Aston wasn’t on Megan’s to-do list, but the second she sees a glimpse of someone other than the arrogant ass she’s come to know, she can’t walk away.

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EXCERPT:  Disclaimer: This is from the unedited version of the book, and is therefore subject to change or removal before publication.

 

MEGAN

 

“If you’re trying to hide, babe, then you’re failing. I can see you.” Aston’s words crawl over me in a smooth caress, making my throat dry up and my blood boil simultaneously.

“Why would I be hiding?” I sit up and look forward, determined not to meet his eyes.

He shrugs a shoulder carelessly, twirling a pen between his fingers. I catch his every movement from the corner of my eye. His eyes are burning into the side of my head – they’re begging me to turn, begging me to look.

“Because you want me so badly you can’t bear to see me,” he says in a dramatic tone with a touch of arrogance.

My back straightens. “Clearly someone has been feeding your ego again,” I reply dryly. “Because I don’t remember ever telling you I want you.”

His bicep brushes mine as he leans forward. “Is that so?” he asks, his voice low and barely perceptible.

I fight the urge to drop my eyes to the desk. “Damn right it is.”

A fingertip trails down the back of my arm, the tingling feeling making me fight against a shiver.

“I think you’re wrong,” he whispers. “Because I’m pretty sure you said you wanted me on Saturday night – right before you dug those nails of yours into my back and wrapped your pretty little legs around my waist.”

My head snaps round to him, and our faces are inches apart. His lips are curled in a slightly smug smile, and I hate the fact that’s where my eyes fell first. I drag them away from his mouth and across the sharp planes of his face until they meet his smoky eyes.

I remember why I didn’t want to look at him. His eyes have the power to entrance me and to break me. Right now it’s the former – the silvery hint at the edge of his iris pulling me in and holding me captive. I remember why, from the first touch of his lips against mine on Saturday night, nothing could have stopped us happening.

 

Aston’s childhood is worse than Megan ever guessed, but as he tries and fails to push her away, it’s clear her love is stronger than the demons that cling to him every day. And now, because of it, he finally has to deal with what he’s buried deep down.

 

What he doesn’t want to face. What he’s fought against for so long.

 

And they have to do it all without Braden finding out.

 

Keeping a relationship secret has never been harder.

 

**This book can be read as a standalone novel, but reading The Love Game (The Game, #1) beforehand is advised.)

 

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.
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Emma is currently working too many books to even count – including Playing for Keeps, the companion book to New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Love Game. She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.

 

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Beside Your Heart Cover Reveal & Excerpt

Today I’m happy to be part of an AWESOME cover reveal for Beside Your Heart by Mary Whitney.

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Synopsis:

Late one night Nicki Johnson plays with emotional fire and Googles her high school love, only to find his name splashed across the British gossip columns. Back in his native England, Adam Kincaid is successful and dating a woman from an aristocratic family like his own. With a career in politics, Nicki’s no slouch, but she knows Adam is living a world away from her life. Yet there was a time he was no farther than the next locker. Nicki will never forget their year together in high school—the year of her sister’s death, the year her mother checked out. Adam helped Nicki through suffocating grief, and she led him through a coming of age. Was it just high school, or was it something more?

Beside Your Heart Excerpt:

“No British literature. Isn’t this supposed to be an English class?” Adam asked.

“Uh.” My ancestors would’ve been proud of the jolt of American patriotism that hit me.  “There was a revolution two hundred years ago. We write our own books now.”

He leaned back in his seat with a smile. “I think I heard about that.”

“We still share the same language.”

“Sometimes I’m not too sure.”

“I bet not.” I could imagine what he thought of a Texas accent.

He picked up the list of books again. “What about Catcher in the Rye?”

“I read it a long time ago when I was, like, eleven.” I laughed a little as I remembered how I’d first come to read it.

“Is there something funny about that?”

“Yeah. My father had suggested I read it then. The book is the classic coming-of-age story. Clearly, he wasn’t really thinking about whether or not it was appropriate for an eleven-year-old.”

“Really? Why?”

“Well, for one thing, the main character is a guy who swears a lot.”

“I suppose I swear a lot.” He cracked a sly smile. “At least compared to you Yankees.”

“Yankees? You’re in the South.” I laughed.

“What else is inappropriate about the book? Now I’m interested. It can’t only be a few swear words.”

“No, it’s not just that. It’s…” I hesitated for a moment as I realized I was about to bring up the topic of sex with Adam Kincaid. What the hell, I thought. I should be matter-of-fact about it. He had a girlfriend and would never want anything with me. I could hide I thought he was hot, so I shrugged. “Holden, the main character…he’s a little sexually frustrated.”

His eyes twinkled, and it felt as if my words hung in the air. I wanted to squirm in my seat. ‘Sexually frustrated’—like me checking out Adam Kincaid.

His proper upbringing showed again as he sidestepped the issue, yet he smirked. “That sounds like an adventurous book to be on an American high school syllabus.”

“Like I said—it’s considered an American classic.” I laughed. “I guess some things are sacred.”

“But of course.” The gleam appeared in his eye again, and he turned toward me in his seat. “Teenage sexual frustration is sort of a rite of passage, if you will.”

There went the good-English-boy manners out the window. His tone, the look in his eye, his body language—was he flirting with or taunting me? I decided the former was impossible, and if the latter, I wasn’t going to back down. With two parents who were lawyers, debate was a family routine.

“A rite of passage? More like a biological fact, isn’t it?” I asked, casually clicking my pen. I raised a brow. “Especially for guys.”

“You’re right about that,” he said with a grin.

His eyes shifted downward, and I could feel him give me a once-over. I wondered what he thought. I was no Meredith, but I had enough self-confidence to know I wasn’t butt-ugly either—even with my scars. I couldn’t tell, but he’d distracted me so much, I jumped when I heard Mrs. Anderson ask, “Your name, dear?”

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Even before she graduated from law school, Mary knew she wasn’t cut out to be a real lawyer. Drawn to politics, she’s spent her career as an organizer, lobbyist, and nonprofit executive. Nothing piques her interest more than a good political scandal or romance, and when she stumbled upon writing, she put the two together. A born Midwesterner, naturalized Texan, and transient resident of Washington, D.C., Mary now lives in Northern California with her two daughters and real lawyer husband.

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Review~ Falling in Love by Stephen Bradlee

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Synopsis

Sherry Johnson is young, beautiful, bright and athletic. She has everything going for her, except for one thing. She is addicted to love. Her life is a vicious circle of nightly trysts and morning regrets. Her addiction got her kicked out of college, cost her the love of her life and has left her in complete despair. But still Sherry keeps falling in love. And falling. And falling. Finally, as Sherry struggles to pull herself up from a bottomless abyss, she realizes that she will have to learn to love the one person she has loathed for most of her life. Herself.
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Review

Sherry has an addiction…to sex. In this, we learn how she tries to cope with and overcome her addiction and all of the relationships it has destroyed. She has a very troubled past and is desperate to find her mother in the hopes that she can answer some of her questions as to why she is the way she it.

The author gives a first person account of what it’s like. This was a well written account based on a true story. Sex addiction probably goes undiagnosed for many people. If anyone suffers from sex addiction, this is a wonderful book to read that lets you know that there are others out there and there is help. The bravery of this woman to come forward is nothing less than commendable. I applaud her outpouring of emotions as she describes the people in her life and how her addiction has destroyed her relationship(s) with them.

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Stephen Bradlee is the pen name for a Hollywood film executive. He has ghostwritten celebrity autobiographies and has worked as a script doctor. He is married and lives with his wife, their daughter and their dog.

A Killer’s Field~ Review & Giveaway!

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Susan Elizabeth Alvis stops by my blog today to introduce us to her latest novella, A Killer’s Field.  I’ll be posting a review as well as provide you all with a link to win your own copy.

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The Texas Killing Fields is not exactly Kristen McMurray’s idea of a romantic evening. Her boyfriend decides to take her there for Halloween. She is far from being happy about going to the killing fields and walking on the grounds known to hold the deadliest secrets.

Idealizing a moonlit sky over them and a murderer hiding in the shadows, has Kristen believing her boyfriend has lost his ever lovin’ mind. Worse yet, maybe he’s a raving maniac waiting to come forth.

Against her better judgement, she agrees to go to the fields. Unknown to her, they enter into a huge Halloween hunt. This was an organized event and an obvious trap used to lure victims to where dozens of bodies have been dumped.

One brush with death leads to another, but Kristen keeps her wits as her boyfriend turned Halloween night into an unforgettable night. Kristen faces the horrors of the past. She soon finds out that she has an inner strength, a will to survive, and the desire to live.- via Goodreads

Review

This short novella is based on the true story of the I-45 murders along a stretch of Texas highway between Houston and Galveston. While the actual murders didn’t take place there, it has been a notorious dumping ground since the early 70’s.

Denny thought it would be a great ‘lover’s retreat’ to go visit the killing fields of Texas. Kristen is not so hot on the idea, but goes anyway. This turns out to be the worst trip of her life. I love the story behind this. I’m the type of person who would jump at the chance to go digging for details on murders, but not on Halloween. While it’s not a true story, it’s definitely plausible for a copycat. I could see this having been a longer, more drawn out story and full length novel with the great characters and storyline. If you’re looking for a quick read, go pick this book up!

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Susan Elizabeth Alvis is the author of young adult and nonfiction books. Writing under several pseudonyms, Susan and her pen names have won multiple awards and achieved bestselling status for various works of fiction and nonfiction. Married for over twenty-two years, Susan and her husband have two grown children and a beautiful granddaughter.

 

The Upside of Letting Go~ Cover RE-Reveal

Nacole Stayton has given her novel, The Upside of Letting Go, a facelift. I’m proud to be part of the RE-reveal! In honor of this, she has it on sale today for $0.99. Be sure and go grab it while it’s hot!

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Title: The Upside of Letting Go

Author:  Nacole Stayton

Genre: New Adult Romance

Publish Date:  April 20, 2013

Event organized by: Literati Literature Lovers

Book Description:

Haley Martin is no stranger to loss. One tragic event takes her entire family, leaving lingering nightmares to torment her at every turn. She decides the only way to let go of those nightmares is to literally move away from all that is familiar. Boarding a Greyhound bus, she leaves behind her past filled with heartbreak and misery, in hopes of starting a new life.

By accident she meets Kyler King, a beautiful young man with a tragic past as well. He has no interest in settling down with anyone. With a reputation as being emotionally unattainable, he uses this façade to hide the burdens he bears every day.

As Kyler and Haley’s physical attraction becomes deeper, the secrets they have kept hidden threaten to surface. An unannounced visitor causes their pasts to collide with their present. Will their secrets prove to be too big of an obstacle, hindering their happily ever after, or will letting go be the key that locks their bond forever?

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Nacole Stayton was born and raised Christian “Nacole” Stayton. She is twenty-three years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass state, Kentucky. She spends her days working at the local hospital and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors Nacole enjoys the finer things in life like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle Fire. Her hair color changes with the seasons and she has a weakness for tattoos and iced coffee.

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Allure by Nina Lane~ Tour, Review, Promo & Giveaway!

I’m SOOO excited for today’s post. A couple of weeks back I was able to review Arouse for you. This week, I’m honored to be able to review Nina Lane’s second book in her Spiral of Bliss series, Allure. I’m also giving away an e-copy of it as well! I hope you enjoy!

allure-cover-pic“We both want this so badly. I can feel it resonating between us like the hot pull of our first attraction, tangible and intense.”

After lies and betrayal almost destroy their marriage, Dean and Olivia West reignite their blissful passion. The medieval history professor and his lovely wife are determined to fix their mistakes, and Liv’s unexpected pregnancy intensifies their desire to fall madly in love all over again.

Then a family crisis forces Dean back into a feud with his parents and siblings, dredging up guilt over a painful family secret. Dean fights to shield Liv from the hostility, but for the first time, Liv resists her white knight’s defense. Her newfound resolve clashes with Dean’s desperate need to protect her.

Liv and Dean have battled obstacles together before, but bitter family conflicts now endanger their fragile intimacy. And when Dean’s career is suddenly threatened, he and Liv must struggle with events that could damage them in ways they had never imagined.

Review

In this second book we pick up where Liv and Dean left off in Arouse. If you read the first one, you’ll remember that Liv gave us a little ‘surprise’ at the end. Most of this book takes place in California after Dean’s father has a medical scare. They fly there to be with Dean’s family, who doesn’t really care for Liv. We also meet Helen, Dean’s first wife.

I loved this book as much as the first. We get to know a little more about Liv and Dean’s relationship as Lane takes us back to when they were dating. The family dynamic is a great story as Liv struggles to endure the way his mother and sister treat her. She is clearly an outsider. Liv and Dean also cope with a recent loss.

If you’ve read Arouse you will love Allure as well. This is a great storyline and I hope Lane continues with it indefinitely.

Interview questions for Liv:

Why were you so okay with Dean kissing Kelsey?

I know Kelsey and love her dearly. She’s a straight-shooter, and she is solid gold. She also takes no prisoners, and that kiss was meant to shock sense into Dean because she knew he wouldn’t listen to anything she actually said to him. And it worked. I’m not so insecure that I was worried she was going to go after Dean—my trust in Dean will always be bone-deep, and I’ve also learned a thing or two about trusting your girlfriends. I still don’t trust people easily, but I trust Kelsey implicitly.

Do you think that you should have taken an active interest in your husband’s profession?

Dean’s dedication to his profession is one of the reasons I fell in love with him. And I might tease him about medieval history, but I’ve actually learned a lot about it and working at the Mirror Lake Historical Museum has given me a newfound appreciation for studying the past. I love visiting museums, cathedrals, and castles with Dean because he just knows so much.  But I don’t think I need to study the life of Hildegard von Bingen so Dean and I can discuss it over the dinner table—Dean knows I admire and respect his work, and that’s enough for both of us.

Do you think that you and Dean took your marriage for granted, and that it would always be easy?

I’ve never taken our marriage for granted. But I did once think it would always be easy, simply because we were so good together right from the start. I never imagined anything could happen that would break us apart. Until it did.

Where do you think you would be, if you hadn’t met Dean?

I’d like to think I would be working at a university or public library. I don’t know where. I can’t imagine I would be married to anyone else.

Dean loved the first home you looked at in Mirror Lake. Why were you so hesitant about buying this home?

I’ve never lived in a house that felt right. I couldn’t picture Dean and me living in a huge, glossy house like that, one where we’d likely spent time in different rooms and have to search the house just to find each other. I knew I wouldn’t fit in with the wealthy families who lived on that street. As beautiful as the house was, and as much as I love Dean even more for wanting to buy it for us, it didn’t feel like our home.

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About the AuthorNinaLane

 Nina Lane is a multi-published author of elegant, romantic and often raunchy erotica. Her recent release AROUSE is the first book in the Spiral of Bliss series, and her novel THE EROTIC DARK is a #1 Amazon erotica bestseller.

Nina used to write novels under the name Natasha Rostova and has published stories in anthologies such as “Best Women’s Erotica” and “Erotic Travel Tales.” Her work has been translated into both German and Japanese. In addition to writing, she’s an avid reader who loves popcorn and has recently joined a workout boot-camp that is kicking her rear end.

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