Sunday, December 30, 2012

Decadent Deceptions

Decadent Deceptions

Keta Diablo

Keta Diablo

Desperate to win Morgan’s love, Olivia Breedlove embarks on a reckless folly of cat and mouse. Morgan stays one step ahead of the woman he's loved for years, more so when he discovers the road Olivia travels is strewn with duplicity and murder.

A decade ago, Morgan was a heartbeat away from taking Olivia’s virginity. Her father, Thaddeus, intervened and threatened to meet him over pistols if he ever looked at his daughter again.

Thaddeus is dead now, and Morgan will not ignore the ravenous hunger he’s harbored for the woman. One way or the other, he will quench this burning desire and make Olivia his forever.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Groomed for Murder

Groomed for Murder

Zoe Dawson

Blue Moon Creative

Can a dog have a bad hair day?

Brooke Palmer owns Pawlish, an exclusive doggie spa and grooming business in upper Manhattan, but when a client’s champion poodle gets a bad poodle cut and has to undergo therapy to recover, the client sues.  Corporate lawyer Drew Hudson sees this as an opportunity to snag the coveted partner slot that’s opened up.  After meeting the beautiful, sweet-tempered owner, he can’t keep his mind on the silly case.  But when the client turns up dog gone dead, Brooke may be a conflict of interest when she’s charged with the murder.  All Drew wants to do is prove that this sexy entrepreneur is not dangerous, except to his heart.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Participants of the Project

Participants of the Project
The INCE Trilogy, Book One

D.S. Kirchen

Creative EnDEBers Publishing

The Circle of Power is comprised of five friends in their late twenties who share a common history of having been placed in the same institution as teenagers. As wards of the state, the Institute had taken control of their medical care and quite literally saved their lives. Today, they are a fiercely bonded family that stays in close quarters, as each struggles to be an individual in his or her own right. The fact that they have strange prosthetic implants in various places in their bodies, some of which seem to give them a literal boost in physical ability, is a topic that is rarely discussed. The fact that they are being tracked and monitored by the "Institute" all these years later eludes them. And the fact that they are pawns in a very sinister game could and very likely will destroy them.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Speaking of Murder

Speaking of Murder

Tace Baker (aka Edith Maxwell)

Barking Rain Press

The murder of a talented student at a small New England college thrusts linguistics professor Lauren Rousseau into the search for the killer. Lauren is a determined Quaker with an ear for accents. Her investigation exposes small town intrigues, academic blackmail and a clandestine drug cartel that now has its sights set on her.

Convinced that the key to the crime lies hidden in her dead student’s thesis, Lauren races to solve the mystery while an escalating trail of misfortune circles ever closer. Her department chair behaves suspiciously. A century-old local boat shop is torched. Lauren’s best friend goes missing—and the unsettled relationship with her long-time lover threatens to implode just when she needs him the most.

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Viennese Christmas

A Viennese Christmas
A Taste of Vienna ~ Book 1

Lynn Crain

Indie Published

Sign language interpreter, Amanda Kranz, wants to find her soul mate but fears her chance has past due to the death of her childhood sweetheart. Finding sexy historian Henry Jager during an outing in her new home of Vienna, Austria, may have been a stroke of luck. When his ex-fiancée shows up just as their relationship starts to sizzle, Amanda must decide if standing up for what really she wants will give her lifetime happiness. Or will she be destined to spend life alone?

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Fireman for Christmas

 A Fireman for Christmas

Piper Denna

Cobblestone Press

Every fireman knows the value of a controlled burn...

One more Christmas lusting after her older brother’s best friend? Timi might lose her mind. Fed up with family holidays, she rents a cabin for one, planning a Christmas escape her drawings. But after numerous sketches turn out to be her rendition of Clay in the Hottest Firemen Calendar poster, she realizes location is just a technicality.

Fireman Clay can’t imagine spending Christmas without Timi around to ogle. Hearing she’s holed up in a lovers’ retreat, he can’t resist seeking her out. This year, he’s determined to start a fire and claim the gift he’s always wanted.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holly's Healing

Holly's Healing

Ellen Cross

eXtasy Books

Twenty-three year old Holly Reece had it all. A great job, a new car and house, and fantastic friends. All of that ended in a night she just can't forget. Left bearing the scars from someone else's stupidity, Holly is left alone in a world that would just rather forget she even exists.

Wade has watched his adopted brother, Dean battle his own demons for years. Nothing he has done has helped Dean get over his inability to be intimate with a woman.

When they stumble upon a young disabled woman being attacked, Wade thinks he might just have found Dean's cure, and a woman who can love them both. Now the only question he has does he stop Dean running scared long enough to try?

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Dance

Christmas Dance

Leah St. James

Edward Allen Publishing, LLC

What happens when two happily married people take a look at the lives they've created and decide it's not enough? What happens when those same two people catch the eye of a stranger, and like what they see?

Christmas Dance ~ a story of love and  marriage, a story of hope.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Stirring Wishes

Stirring Wishes

Tara Manderino


Elise has only one goal in mind: to make this the best possible Christmas for her younger brother, Harry. Lord Richard Stilton likes having his home to himself. The last thing he appreciates is his brother bringing in a frozen waif. Her appearance at his home hasn't changed him -- or has it?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Twelve Dances

Twelve Dances

Frances Pauli

Devine Destinies

When Clara adds a brand new nutcracker to her favorite Christmas collection, she immediately starts having vivid, recurring dreams about her twelve wooden princes. As the holiday nears, her infatuation with the new nutcracker grows into a flirtation that sets the rest of the little soldiers against her. Dancing through an impossibly real battle in her sleep and dodging her infuriating family during the day, Clara’s holidays take a spin toward disaster. If she can survive both and make it to Christmas Eve in one piece, will Clara get to dance with the one prince she actually wants? And even if she does, what happens when the holiday passes and the nutcrackers are packed away for another year?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gold, Frankincense and Murder

Gold, Frankincense and Murder

Barbara Early

Pelican Book Group

High school geometry teacher, Donna Russell likes her life well-ordered and logical, even if it is a tad solitary at times. But when a charming co-worker at the local food bank disappears just before Christmas, Donna is left with more questions than solutions.

After the missing man's neighbor, muscle-bound EMT Sam Holton, volunteers as Donna's crime-fighting sidekick, sparks fly between them. Donna wonders if Sam can be trusted, or if he's trying to throw an unknown into her calculations—and her life.

And when police recover a body from the icy Niagara River, Donna is faced with the most frustrating equation of all: can murder plus mayhem ever equal romance?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Blood Moon Betrayed & a Blog Hop

In the spirit of Christmas, we have decided to join in one of the many holiday blog hops that are going on all over the internet. Hope you enjoy!

BTS Tours and Freya’s Bower are proud to present the Santa’s Little Helper Scavenger Hunt. 32 blogs have linked together to allow you to hunt for 32 different words that will be hidden in each post, so at the end of the hunt you will have 32 answers to plug into the rafflecopter. Please DO NOT leave your answers in the comment section. We want this to be fun for everyone, and not take the challenge out of the game. So this is how it works.

All the blogs listed below will post their game piece on their allotted date. You are looking for one word (related to Christmas or Sex) to plug into the rafflecopter as your answer.

For Example:
If you are on Close Encounters with the Night Kind, and find your word (clues will be provided for you in the banner) you log into the rafflecopter form and place your answer in the box marked Close Encounters of the Night Kind. Follow along the entire Scavenger Hunt and collect all 32 clues. We will be drawing for 4 $25 dollar Gift Certificates to Freya’s Bower. Happy Hunting!!!

Blood Moon Betrayed

Teresa D’ Amario

Wild Child Publishing

Sean left his pack, searching for an inner peace destroyed when his one daughter was shot and the other kidnapped and tortured.  Not to mention his  mate had left him.  He gave up his position as pack  leader and headed out to the woods. But when he found a woman being beaten by two humans, he is jolted by the realization she's his True mate.

Caden lives in fear, and at last her terror has caught up with her.  Her ex-husband has decided it's time for her to die.  Just as she's about to breathe her last, a man tells her everything is going to be okay.

But how can it be, when her ex-husband still wants her dead?

And once Sean brings her back to his home, secrets are revealed, and it seems no one is going to be okay.  For as the blood moon rises in the October sky, betrayal is in the wind, and upon it floats the scent of death.


Dierdre was still beside him, her hands brushing Sean’s arm. He jerked back, but not before the female offered a grin.

“Keep your hands off my mate, you bitch.”

“He’s mine,” snarled the shewolf.

Caden shrugged, moving onto the balls of her feet. She considered dumping her heels, but decided they may just give her the advantage. The wolven female wore sensible, soft-soled shoes. The bitch’s kicks would be soft, though solid. Caden’s would hurt more, but might not knock her as far. But most never understood the power of a well-made stiletto. A well-placed heel could be as painful as a bullet.

“I don’t know what you think you’re getting out of this, but you’re going down. Here and now,” Caden taunted her, waiting for the first strike. Caden knew Dierdre was measuring her weaknesses, just as she watched Dierdre’s. Someone tossed the shewolf a branch. The wood was a foot longer than Caden’s cane, but was made of pine. Pine was one of the weakest woods there was. One good hit, and it would break.

Dierdre charged. She swung her branch, and Caden countered. The thrust was powerful, and Caden’s arms shuddered beneath the power of the strike. Bark flew from the female’s staff, showering Caden, with bits falling toward her eyes. She grunted, blinking away the debris, and holding the shewolf back.

About The Author:

Born in Atlanta, the daughter of an Army Soldier during the early stages of the Viet Nam war, I spent my childhood traveling from state to state, finally ending up overseas in Germany where I graduated high school six months early.

My writing career however began as a young Airman in the Air Force, writing monthly articles for the weekly base paper.  The articles ranged from climatological data to full center fold articles on the destructive forces of hurricanes.  As I increased in rank, my writing changed to more technological instruction, including such works as  WSR-88D Doppler Radar Data Interpretation Guide for North Carolina Stations, and Station Operating Procedures. 

But my early writing wasn’t limited only to the technological side.  I’ve written multiple dog training and behavior articles for canine websites such as Sonora Canine Freestyle, and also the Ask Blackjack column, a fun training column in the voice of my labrador retriever, then a young pup.

 I’m married to a wonderful man named Doug. We live in North Carolina with our two dogs.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Fate's Wish

Fate’s Wish

Milly Taiden

Etopia Press

The man she loves left her, but he’s the only one that can protect her. Sharmila is a witch with a problem. Her magic is waning. And her lack of sex may have something to do with it. Her mother’s solution? Easy. Sharmila needs to get laid. Easier said than done, though, because Shar is still in love with the only man to make her melt, Zahir Darkwrath. Her missing husband. Her demon. Zahir knows he’s a danger to Shar, so he’s done his best to stay far away. Darkness flows through his being, and when emotions run wild, destruction rages around him. And sex with Shar is definitely wild. Staying away from the woman he loves is the hardest thing he’s ever done, but hurting her would be far worse. So he’s astounded when Shar’s mother hires his company to watch over her. Evil is heading Shar’s way, and Zahir is the only one who can stop it. To save her, Zahir will need more than control; he’ll need the power of his own darkness--which might be his undoing.

Saturday, December 15, 2012



Sarah Mäkelä

Total e-Bound Publishing

When a mercenary whose purpose is to dispose of wicked Unseelie fae meets a dark elf, she’ll question her mission and become captivated…

After her family was killed by a dark elf, mercenary Honora Butler’s purpose is the disposal of wicked faeries, elves, and other Unseelie beings, but she’ll find herself questioning her mission when she meets Brennan, a dark elf who doesn’t conform to what she believed his kind were like.

Brennan O’Niall doesn’t know what it is about Honora that makes him crave her, but he wants to find out. However, when she’s charged with the murder of a friend, he’ll have to discover the truth and decide just how much she means to him.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hot & Forbidden

Hot & Forbidden

P.T. Macias


A red-blooded saga of the De La Cruz familia and their fortunes is centered on romantic relationships of the explosively passionate nature.

Hot & Spicy, the bachelor battles the deadly Mexican cartel to protect his amor, familia, and fortune. The bachelor encounters romance, tantalizing ecstasy, and danger.

In Hot & Forbidden, star-crossed lovers tempt fate, break taboos, and willingly take on the restraints of an impossible love. Their love rocks their world flinging them into pain, despair, and ecstasy.

Nicolas De La Cruz is hot, sensitive, and captivating. Daniella De La Cruz is hot, sexy and sweet. Nick and Daniella recognize that they’re alma gemela (soul mates). Their amor is intense and passionate transcending all boundaries. 

Nicolas leaves la familia to work in Washington. The close knit familia has no clue to the cause of the emotional roller coaster that rocks Nicolas’ world forcing him to depart.

Daniella is expecting a bebe and refuses to tell la familia who is the father. She dreams of the day she’s reunited with her bebe’s father.

The forbidden is enticing and painful. The obstacles and chains threaten their amor? The familia’s secret is the key to unlock their amor to set it free.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday's Tidbits

Hi All!

Hope you’re having a wonderful Thursday. Here in Vienna, Austria, it is still cold though little snow is left on the ground. Don’t forget to check out our sister blog, The Log Line Blog, where Wednesday’s Wisdom went over just how easy it was to shorten a link without software.

Again, I’m going to be short and simple as I have lots on my plated. As authors, we all look for review spots. Here’s a few to start you off.

A Buckeye Girl Reads
Contact:        Colette at
Genres:          urban fantasy
                        historical romance
                        paranormal romance
                        science fiction romance (in the vein of Gini Koch’s Alien series)
                        historical fiction
                        erotica especially menage
                        YA with paranormal or dystopian elements
                        Might consider mysteries, science fiction and M/M.
Doesn’t Do:  inspiration fiction
                        motivational books
Notes:            Appears to be only taking on books from authors they have previously
                        reviewed. Welcomes ebooks and self-published authors. Check website for                             more information.
Members:     493

Elegantly Bound Books
Contact:        Crystal at
Genres:          young adult
                        paranormal romance
                        historical romance
                        urban fantasy
                        science fiction
                        adult fiction
Doesn’t Do:  Not listed.
Notes:            Accepts ebooks.
Members:     530

Cover Art Review
Genres:          All
Doesn’t Do:  None listed
Notes:            This is the place to get your cover art reviewed. Expect an honest critique.
Members:     77 (Listed in this section because it’s the only one of its kind.)

Good Choice Reading
Genres:          Adult, YA, middle grade; Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy,                             Dystopian, novella’s, Steampunk, Mystery and Thriller    
Doesn’t Do:  Non-fiction, Memoirs, Biographies
Notes:            Not sure but looks like they accept indie/self-published on a case by case
Members:     2430

Bumps In The Road
Genres:          YA
                        Romance (Contemporary, Paranormal and Historical)
                        Erotica (sparingly)
                        Urban Fantasy
                        Dystopian novels
Doesn’t Do:  Not Listed
Notes:            The Eclectic Bookshelf is a mainly a book blog with the occasional talk
                        about their knitting projects and personal items. They to read everything
                        but only take requests in the above listed genres.
Members:     416

As a reminder, I make no endorsement of any listed reviewer/book blogger and try to give as much pertinent information as possible. I can also not guarantee the continued existence of the blog but at its inclusion, the blog was live and viable.

As always, if you have any information to share on Thursday's Tidbits, just let me know. See you all next week!


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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Unwilling Bride

The Unwilling Bride

Candy Ann Little

Kingdom Kastle Publishing, Inc.

Set amid political unrest in 1789, Caitlin Gallagher finds herself in an arranged marriage. She hates the idea of marriage and loathes the man that is now her husband. With all the turmoil in her life, she starts to doubt her faith. Can Caitlin find faith in God and love in the arms of her enemy?

 Dillon Cade’s quiet life is turned upside-down when he agrees to marry a young maiden to protect her. As he uses his newspaper to fight President Adams’ sedition acts and help Thomas Jefferson get elected, he must now also deal with an unwilling bride. Can Dillon tolerate her behavior long enough to win her trust?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Virgin Murders


Nancy Sweetland

Kindle Direct Publishing

Channeling the Virgin Mary, a middle-aged rejected novitiate crosses the country from Oregon to Pennsylvania to complete a nine-month novena of double murders in Love Nests, International!, believing the novena will cleanse the world of sexual sinning. She leaves a small statue of the Madonna at each crime. When the female sheriff at the final crime uncovers the other eight crimes, the killer kidnaps the sheriff’s young son to lure her to her death at a cabin deep in the woods. An armed standoff involves a priest, the sheriff, the boy’s father, an intrepid reporter and the whole county force. Will the sheriff save her son? Or will they both become the final deaths in the killer’s murderous novena?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pillow Stalk

Pillow Stalk

Diane Vallere

Polyester Press

Interior Decorator Madison Night has modeled her life after a character in a Doris Day movie, but when a killer targets women dressed like the  bubbly actress, Madison's signature sixties style places her in the middle of a homicide investigation. The local detective connects the new crimes to a twenty-year old cold case, and Madison's long-trusted contractor emerges as the leading suspect. As the body count piles up like a stack of plush pillows, Madison uncovers a former spy, a campaign to destroy all Doris Day movies, and six minutes of film that will change her life forever.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Escape of Princess Madeline

The Escape of Princess Madeline

Kirstin Pulioff

Malachite Quills Publishing

The Kingdom of Soron is known for many things, its rolling landscape, haunting history, fiery sunsets, and its beautiful princess.  Princess Madeline woke on her sixteenth birthday to realize that her future had been planned out, a life full of privilege, royalty, and boredom... a life with a husband and knight champion that she did not choose.  Using her charm, strength and stubbornness, she defies the King at every turn, determined to keep her freedom on her terms.

Freedom quickly turns to disaster as she is captured by a group of wandering bandits.   With the kingdom in turmoil over her capture- her Knight Champion eager to prove himself, a group of dedicated suitors determined to win her hand, and a group of exiled wizards join forces in the hunt to rescue her.  Follow Princess Madeline in this adventure to find freedom and love.