Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Samurai's Garden


The Samurai's Garden     

Patricia Kiyono  
      
Astraea Press

Hiro Tanaka prepared for a life as a samurai warrior. But his world changed when Japan's feudal system was abolished by the Emperor. Now, he must find a new vocation. Disillusioned with fighting and violence, he travels alone, going north to the island of Hokkaido.  Many other samurai wander through the country and are known as ronin. Some have forsaken their honorable way to prey on the less fortunate.

Hanako Shimizu knows the devastation caused by these disreputable wanderers.  The previous winter, they raided her farm and killed her husband. Now, she needs to rebuild but has no money and no prospects - except for the dubious intentions of the town merchant.

When Hiro encounters Hanako in the market, arguing with the merchant, he poses as her late husband’s cousin then offers to help her on the farm in exchange for a place to stay.  Working on the land, Hiro finally finds the peace he has been seeking. But the reappearance of the rogue ronin, led by an unscrupulous leader from Hiro’s past, forces him to take up his swords again. But now, the stakes are higher.

This time, he's fighting from the heart.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Guardian Awakening


Guardian Awakening

Michaela Rhua

Breathless Press

Essen is out for revenge, and exotic dancer Romy is his target. After the struggle for control of the Gateway between the human world and the supernatural world brings tragedy, this Guardian Demon will stop at nothing to get what he wants: retribution! From the moment they first meet, sparks fly between them, and they cannot deny the connection they have, even if she seems to be hiding her true identity. But how is this possible when they are from two different worlds? Can their love overcome the tormented history that divides them? When Romy is kidnapped, Essen must face his true feelings before it's too late.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Weaver of Dreams


Weaver of Dreams

Brenda Sparks

Soul Mate Publishing

When guidance counselor Maggie O’Connell is plagued by terrible nightmares, she believes stress is the reason for her torment, but she couldn't be more wrong. Unfortunately for Maggie, in the shadows of her dreams lurks a Dream Stalker who is addicted to the dark emotions produced by her night terrors.

Zane, a Dream Weaver from another dimension, visits Maggie in her nighttime fantasies to discover there is more than just a Dream Stalker after her. As the man of her fantasies becomes real, Maggie’s true nightmare begins.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Demon Seed


Demon seed

Jianne Carlo

Loose-Id

Demon’s bent on killing the drug lord who abused him. Then he rescues Jacinta from certain gang-rape, falls in love with her, and learns she’s drug lord’s niece. Can love survive revenge?


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Not Without Risk


Not Without Risk

Sarah Grimm

Self Published

The last thing he wanted was what he needed most...

Six agonizing months after a slug collapsed his lung, Sergeant Justin Harrison manages to return to the one place where he shines—the San Diego homicide division. Nothing will stand in the way of proving he is fit for active duty. Especially not the long-legged brunette who just stumbled into his rime scene.

Photographer Paige Conroy spent years hiding from her past. Then a late night telephone call brings it crashing back. An old friend is in town and needs her help. When she arrives at his hotel room four hours later, he's dead. Suddenly, she's the target of a madman, and Paige must turn to Sergeant Harrison for protection.

But who is the bigger threat to her... the faceless assailant she fears will steal her life or the dark-eyed detective she knows could steal her heart?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cutie and the Cowboy Trucker


Cutie and the Cowboy Trucker

Mickie Sherwood

Bookstrand Mainstream

Widow Veronica Torres needs something desperately—invisibility. Escaping the clutches of her conniving brother-in-law and traveling incognito in the RV she traded for online sets her on a collision course with her new destiny, and a barreling fiery-red 18-wheeler.

Trucker Mike Masterson steams at the close call. First, he nearly sideswipes her. Now, she ends up at the same rest stop with mechanical trouble. Maybe, she deserves to sweat it out in the June heat since she has the attention span the size of a pea. But, the child in her company deserves better. What else can Mike do besides cart them to his garage for repairs?

Will their burgeoning relationship ignite more fireworks than the upcoming Fourth of July celebration? Or will the sparks of six nights and seven days of summertime sizzle—fizzle to an end?


Monday, April 22, 2013

Will of the Waves


Will of the Waves

Toy Davis

No Boundaries Press

Prince Charnece is arrogant, sexist, and the next heir to the throne. He has lived a cozy life in the castle with no real worries of his own, until he’s taken by pirates. The pirates hired to get him back are no better than the ones who abducted him. Trapped on a ship with the captain, Gentina, he is forced to see the world, and women, differently. It’s the ultimate battle of the sexes as these two try not to kill each other.

Bleeding Perserverance


Bleeding Perseverance

Rico Lamoureux

No Boundaries Press

Every heart has to find its own truth in life. Its own path to love. Sometimes these journeys can test one’s spirit to a near breaking point. But for those who endure, what they find on the other side of perseverance can make it all worthwhile.

Tobias and Karida each had a hidden secret close to their heart. One, out of a need to protect, the other, to be free. With the core of these two secrets one in the same, fate brings their two different worlds together in this dramatic story of hope, inner strength, and true love.




A Journey of Different Proportions


A Journey of Different Proportions

Marie Laurent

No Boundaries Press

In a society that despises twins, Milo and Delilah see the opportunity of a lifetime when they come home to an empty village and no sign of where the inhabitants went. They have the chance to redeem themselves and all twins in their unfortunate country; the chance to save the last member of their family and everyone else. But along their path, the twins explore more than the surrounding woods and seem to make more enemies than friends.

Alluring fey, angry villagers, and incredible noises make the task the twins set out upon seems more and more impossible as their journey grows longer. The lessons along the way about sex, love, and people are no easier than the physical hurdles before Milo and Delilah.

In this erotic adventure, not all things are what they seem. Even with all they learn, the twins cannot face the entity that took their town alone.


In the Shadows


In the Shadows

Kristal McKerrington

No Boundaries Press

Jasmine got obsessed with a man and now he’s obsessed with her. Steamy nights, kisses and rules being broken awaits them. She turned his whole world upside down and now he’s doing it to hers. In this free fall, can they survive each other’s love?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Jenn's Wolf


Jenn's Wolf

Jane Wakely

Rebel Ink Press

Jenn is used to being overlooked by men. She’s short, slim, shy and her past keeps her guarded against others—especially men. It also gets her labeled as having a “good personality.” When she sees Matt for the first time, she realizes he’s the first man she’s willing to take a chance on.

Matt is a wolf shifter worried that he’ll never find his mate. Without a mate, a shifter’s life is incredibly drawn-out and lonely. Willing to try anything, he agrees to a blind date with Jenn and is stunned to find out she’s the one.

A misunderstanding interrupts their first night together and leaves them both miserable. After determining she may have overreacted, Jenn apologizes and they agree to start over. When Matt tells her about his wolf, she has to decide whether to trust her heart or run from the only man she’s ever wanted.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cailín


Cailín
Book I of the Anam Ceíle Chronicles

Rosalind Scarlett

Self-Published

Ireland, 1702.  Aislinn, is a tenacious redheaded lass who has NO intention of settling into the dutiful roles of matrimony demanded of her by her father. 

Falling for some charming lad was never part of her plans.  Only now, Aislinn cannot seem to shake her obsession with him.  And though she never looks back after he comes into her life, things seem to do anything but fall beautifully into place.

The vision of Donovan was not the only vision that Aislinn had ever experienced.  She had always felt out of the ordinary somehow.  She just didn’t know why— yet.

Her father accuses her of being a changeling of the sidhe, the dreaded faerie folk of Ireland that delight in causing mischief for decent folk like him.

Perhaps she is.

Fact is, for most of her life, Aislinn has been tormented by strange visions.  And now, every one of them is about to manifest themselves to her.

Just when all Aislinn believes she wanted is right within her grasp, she awakes in a strange bed in a castle surrounded by Vampires and the commanding presence of a striking man with an otherworldly attraction.

She has no idea of his intentions, but from the shivers surging down her spine she is certain she’s about to find out. 

Everything is about to change . . .

She finds herself heaved into a world of secrets, violence and lust so powerful— it will either consume her or destroy her.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Sinfully Delicious


Sinfully Delicious

Dirk Tyler & Kameron Brook

Razor's Edge Press

Christine's been without a man for far too long, so she lets her BFF Jasmine talk her into speed-dating. Unfortunately, far too many of her dates are romantic non-starters -- in the worst way. But all it takes is one... and when the right man comes along, he's Sinfully delicious.



Operation Bliss 1: Dr. Feel Good


Operation Bliss 1: Dr. Feel Good

Ashlynn Monroe

Changeling Press

The crew of the Galactic Alliance exploration vessel Bliss has discovered many uncharted worlds. They've faced many dangers. Yet nothing has prepared them for the new threat burning through the crew like fire. Lust. When they rescue a dying alien, they have no idea he's infected with an undetectable pathogen that will attack the crew through their most primal desires.

Doctor Arely Sampson fights to save her fellow crewmembers even as the fever burns inside her. Only one man on the ship has ever made her question her dedication to the Galactic Alliance no-fraternization policy -- Nikili Berak, the Mobian Chief of Security. He's the hottest -- and most frustrating -- man she's ever met. But then her long-time friend Lydon Zo, the ship's telepathic counselor, admits how much he wants her for himself. Lydon is just as sexy, in his own way. And he's Nikili's best friend. How can she choose between them?

Will she be able to fight her primal urges, or will the Alliance policy book go straight out the airlock? This is one virus the crew will enjoy catching.



Soul Debt: Paid In Full


Soul Debt: Paid In Full

Megan Slayer

Changeling Press

You know how people make deals with God? I made one with the Devil. For what you ask? A boyfriend. Little did I know, the Devil would not only take me up on the deal, but make it worth both our whiles -- just not in the way I'd imagined. Turns out, nothing in my world is what it seemed.



Lion in Wait


Lion in Wait
Big Cat Mate 1

Cynthia Sax

Changeling Press

Every cat loves to play with his food. Royce, the alpha of the Leone pride, is no exception. He takes one look at the newest applicant for the assistant job and knows the only role Starr will be taking is directly underneath him. He can't keep his curvaceous human permanently, he's too busy for a mate, but he does have time for an evening of boardroom table fun.

Starr is too busy for relationships. She has debts to pay off and three jobs to juggle. The assistant job at Leone Media is a dream. Spending the night with the firm's sexy boss is pure fantasy. He pets her in all of the right places, his big cat eyes shining with an admiration she's searched a lifetime to find.

When they wake, it will be back to work for both of them... but in this urban Serengeti, love and the lion never sleep.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Fire Within


Fire Within
Guardian Witch Book Two

Ally Shields

Etopia Press

Ari Calin refuses to believe her human friend Eddie murdered a vampire—in spite of his confession. Her human partner Ryan thinks the case is a slam dunk, even though there’s no weapon and no witnesses, but Ari’s not about to let her friend take the rap without finding out more.

When Ari attends a charity event on the arm of a handsome werewolf, she finds someone she never expected to see again—Andreas De Luca, the charismatic vampire she used to date. When their eyes meet across the room, memories come rushing back. His kiss, his touch, a savage death…and a terrifying magical bond. A reconnection is the last thing she wants. Only by staying away and forgetting Andreas can she hope to avoid the Legend of Ramora.

But when vampires keep dying, one thing becomes clear: Riverdale has a serial killer on its hands, and Andreas could be next. Ari begins to fear there’s more to it, though. Something truly evil is stalking the city, waiting to take control…



Saturday, April 13, 2013

Shadow's Edge


Shadow's Edge
Book 1 of the Kyn Kronicles

Jami Gray

Black Opal Books

Everyone fears what hunts in the shadows—especially the monsters…

It takes a monster to hunt one, and for Raine McCord, forged in the maelstrom of magic and science, she’s the one for the job. In a world where the supernatural live in a shadowy existence with the mundane, a series of disappearances and deaths threatens the secrecy of her kind and indicates someone knows the monsters are alive and kicking.  Partnering up with the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Durand proves to be a challenge as dangerous as the prey she hunts.

When the trail points back to the foundation which warped Raine’s magic as a child, her torturous past raises its ugly head.  Gavin and Raine sift through a maze of lies, murder and betrayal to discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the entire magical community.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Mad Maggie and The Mystery of the Ancients


Mad Maggie and The Mystery of the Ancients

Rod Raglin

Devine Destinies

Crazy for you?

Mystery, magic and madness versus logic, cause and affect – can love find a middle ground?

Maggie talks to trees.
Dieter talks to corporations.
Maggie embraces mystery and flirts with magic.
Dieter adheres to logic and the doctrine of Nietzsche.
Dieter’s client wants to destroy the trees.
The trees want Maggie to protect them.
Dieter has terminal cancer.
Maggie is schizophrenic.
Maggie says she can save him, if he’ll save the trees.
Dieter thinks she’s crazy, but what choice does he have?
A week together alone on Deadman’s Island changes everything.
Is it madness? Is it magic? Or is it love?


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Her Knight in Black Leather


Her Knight in Black Leather

JM Stewart

Crimson Romance

Cat Edwards wants one night of freedom from the repressive weight of her mother’s tarnished name. Dragged to a bar by her best friend, the shy bookworm quickly gets in over her head, but she finds chivalry isn’t dead after all when a dark, mysterious stranger comes to her rescue.

Michael Brant has returned to the town he swore never to come back to in order to make peace with his past. His first night home, he’s captured by a damsel in distress. Cat’s beauty is made all the more alluring when he realizes she has no idea who he is.

As the town erupts with the news of his return, Michael’s dark past comes back to haunt him, putting Cat danger. Compelled to protect her and keep history from repeating itself, Michael offers her his family’s name in order to keep her safe. But when the lie spirals beyond their control, can they stop their hearts from becoming entangled as well? 


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dadspirations


Dadspirations
The 1st 100 Days Of Fatherhood

Pete Densmore

Dadspirations Press

The 1st 100 Days of Fatherhood is a fast-reading, humorous book which includes an actionable checklist of essential ideas to help inspire dads to become the best father they can be. In short, this book offers a strategy for the expecting/new father focusing on 35 weekly ideas that Dad can do for himself, his wife and his newborn. A few of these ideas, which Densmore refers to as DADspirations, include:  Develop a baby birth time capsule, which captures all of the   precious moments from a day you're likely to forget.





Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sworn to Secrecy


Sworn to Secrecy
A Time Travel Romance

Tammie Clarke Gibbs

PrimmRose Press/ M.A.G. Publications

Their arrival was foretold in a journal and protected by one family for generations.

The time has come and one woman will succeed or fail -

She'll have to help to fulfill the past, but they'll have to protect her future.

Dak Bartholomew is a US Secret Service agent. When he wakes up locked in a dark room, it's just another day until he realizes that he's not alone. Protecting the woman covered in dirt comes natural, but the feelings she stirs inside him are anything but ordinary.

Elizabeth Porter would like nothing more than to plunge her knife through the stranger's heart for all the trouble he's caused, but he doesn't seem nearly as bad as they said he was. When he looks at her, she fears her heart is the one in danger. .
Together they'll take an unexpected journey to a time and place they could never have imagined and discover a secret they'll be sworn to protect.

An unlikely alliance...a love born from the ashes of adversity....but will it be enough to preserve the past and guarantee their future?


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Prophecy of the Flame


Prophecy of the Flame
Book One - Love's Dawning

Lynn Hardy

Resilient Publishing

In a blinding flash of light, five strangers are yanked from this world and thrust into a land of sorcery as they are granted the looks and abilities of the people they were playing. This band of wannabe heroes soon discovers that having the powers they have always dreamed of, does not make life a dream come true. The Crusaders of the Light struggle to form a cohesive band as they blend twentieth century technology with the supernatural powers of this new world, fighting to liberate the kingdom of Cuthburan from the evil horde threatening humanity.

Battle is also waged within Reba, an ordinary housewife who has become the most powerful mage on the planet, as she struggles to remain true to her wedding vows. Drawn against her will to the arms of Prince Alexandros, Reba must choose between a marriage to a handsome prince in a magical world or returning to the husband she left behind.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Bull and China


Bull and China

Rayven Renshaw

Razor's Edge Press

China walks into a bar... and makes Bull an offer he'll find impossible to refuse.
The life of a female warrior can be a lonely one. One look at China's array of weapons tells Bull she's a warrior, and dangerous -- maybe as dangerous as he is. China needs careful handling.

Maybe Bull can be the one to tame her.


Whips and Chains


Whips and Chains
Weapons of Redemption, Book 1

Saloni Quinby

Changeling Press

Five men, enslaved by a vampire pirate and forced to do his bidding, rebelled against their master and earned the wrath of a monster. Now, while plotting to destroy the man who, centuries later, still thinks he owns them, they use their powers to protect other victims.

In a seedy underworld of sex and violence, a serial killer is stalking men and Guy is called upon to find the murderer. Ryan, a professional Dom known as the Beast Tamer, specializes in meting out pleasure and pain to oversized men. While undercover, Guy and the sexy young man with a mysterious past become lovers, but is Ryan the next victim or is he the killer?


Streetwise


Streetwise
Memphis Heat, Book 2

Shelby Morgen & Marteeka Karland

Changeling Press

Memphis, Tennessee. The Russian mob's moving in, and the FBI's recruiting Memphis PD's finest -- finest werewolves -- to form their new FBI Paranormal Activities Task Force.

Jarod and Belle have been assigned to the FBI -- their job, infiltrate the Russian Wolf pack. All they have to do is find the pack. But the closer they get to the Russians, the farther away they seem to be from the truth. So far they've found more werewolf cops than Russian wolves.

The Russians seem to have declared war on the MPD, leaving a team of dead cops in their wake, and the Memphis PD to clean up their mess. MPD's Colonel has a few secrets of his own, and he doesn't really appreciate FBI intervention on something that's clearly local jurisdiction -- in more ways than one.

When Officer Butch Carson and his rookie trainee, Regan "Sundance" O'Mally, are caught between the MPD and the Russians, they have no one they can turn to but each other. The more they learn about being werewolves, the tighter their own bond becomes. And the more determined they are to stop the assassins who nearly added them to the growing list of victims.


Mixed Breeds 2: Bear Facts


Mixed Breeds 2: Bear Facts

Julia Talbot

Changeling Press

Jeanette has no interest in all the political wrangling her werewolf pack is doing these days, so she strikes out on her own. She thinks she's escaping any kind of danger, but being alone has its scary moments, too, like when she injures herself on a remote jog.

Werekitty Neale is happy to come to the rescue, and even happier to bring this sexy lady home to his werebear mate, Zane. The two boys think Jeanette is just what they need to complete their happy family, but is Jeanette willing to take a chance and lose her newfound independence?