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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Nothing Can Stop Him From Making Her His. Destiny's Favor by Dariel Raye.



Today I'm thrilled to welcome back talented author, Dariel Raye, to celebrate her latest release, Destiny's Favor. Congratulations, Dariel!



Destiny’s Favor
(Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2)

His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his.

Imagine meeting a man who looks like an angel, wings and all? What would you do if this man told you he existed with only one purpose – to claim you and only you?

Destiny Carter is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, who finds herself in that age old quandary, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” A string of lackluster relationships leave her hopeless and ready to settle…Until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s life, and instinctively, she knows this is just the beginning.

Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth looks like an angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one meant for him alone.

When he meets Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, he will have to betray a friend, risk his life, and hardest of all, humble himself enough to win her love.

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Dariel Raye




Dariel is an animal lover who writes IR/MC (interracial/multi-cultural) paranormal and dark urban fantasy romance. She is presently writing a shifter series, “Dark Sentinels,” a reluctant hell-dweller series, “Kushiel’s Keep,” two Nephilim series with vampire-like heroes, “Orlosian Warriors” and “Cain’s Progeny,” “Lifegivers,” a paranormal romance series with a variety of beings, a crossover paranormal thriller shifter trilogy with romantic elements, “Gateway,” and an erotic fantasy newsletter serial. To learn more about Dariel and her books, visit her blog join her newsletter, and follow her on Amazon.




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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Erotic Paranormal Romance. Destiny's Chance by Cara Bristol.



Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Cara Bristol, author of Destiny’s Chance. 

Genre: erotic paranormal romance 

Publisher: Cara Bristol 

Date of Publication: July 25, 2016 

ISBN: 978-0-9961452-9-9 

Number of pages: 116

Word Count: 31,000 

Book Description 


Fate gave her a gift.  Is she brave enough to accept it?  

Destiny Grable has loved Chance Everett for as long as she could remember, but he was never interested in her until a tragic act of fate grants her heart’s desire.  

Chance is all hers—body, mind, and soul. But once they’re together, she discovers he has a kinky side she never knew about. Is she ready for it? Can she handle it?  

And Chance isn’t the only one with a secret. If he discovers what Destiny is hiding, will he still want her? 

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Interview Time! 


What inspired you to write Destiny’s Chance? 

Unrequited love finally realized. What if you loved someone you couldn’t have, but when you finally got him he didn’t know it was you? He loved you back, but his love wasn’t really for you – it was for the person he thought you were. Would it be worth it?  

How did you come up with the title? 

“Destiny’s Chance” is an oxymoron, which is a figure of speech that is seemingly contradictory, like “jumbo shrimp” or “minor crisis.” How can something that is extra large be tiny? A crisis by definition is an emergency. So how can it be minor? Destiny is fate, an act that is predetermined. A chance is a random occurrence or a gamble. Both are at play in the story. Fate hands Destiny what she’s always wanted, but it’s still a huge gamble . So the heroine and hero are named after those concepts: Destiny Grable and Chance Everett. 

If you had to sell your book based on one run of dialogue (start quote to end quote), which would it be?  

“Other than our shared kink, what did you like about me?” 

“Kink?” she squeaked. 

He narrowed his eyes. “Beyond that. There had to be something more.” 

“Do you believe in reincarnation?” she asked. 

“No.” 

“Not at all?” 

“No. Why?” 

She rubbed her neck. “Because…because maybe sometimes people aren't who you think they are.” 

Tell us about your favorite writing environment. Is it indoors, outdoors, a special room, etc. 

I have my own office. My husband and I used to share an office and a computer until I started writing erotic romance. I now have my own office, with a lovely and large L-shaped desk and a view of the field across the street. I see deer and squirrels scampering outside.  I have my laptop and all my writing reference materials at hand. 

It’s time to promo. What is your favorite marketing tool? 

My favorite is probably my author newsletter because I can reach out to my readers and fans directly and let them know about new releases, sales and discounts, and contests. I have prize drawings just for newsletter subscribers. Readers can subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/9aRJj 

Are your book/books available in audio? In other languages? If so, give us more details about where we can get them and what languages they’re in.  

Only in English. Two books are available in audio: Stranded with the Cyborg and Mated with the Cyborg. Both are standalone reads in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series. They’re available on Amazon and Audible.com. 

What genre/genres do you prefer to write? Are there other genres you’d like to write in the future?  

I write science fiction romance, paranormal romance, and contemporary spanking romance. I’ve also written one nonfiction book, a sex scene thesaurus for authors: Naughty Words for Nice Writers. I think I’m going to stick with these genres. It’s more than enough! 

Do you prefer to write short stories, novellas or novels? Why?  

I write all three, but I prefer novellas. There’s less middle! The best part of writing a story is the beginning –starting a brand new story—and the end—wrapping it all up. A short story is too brief to develop the characters, and a long novel has a whole lot of middle. A novella is like baby bear’s bed – just right. My earlier works tended to be about 30,000 words. My sweet spot now is 45-55K. I should mention that Destiny’s Chance is a novella, a re-release of book that was previously published; it’s about 30K. 

Do you write books in series? If so, share a bit about the series you currently have published or are coming soon.  

Yes. I have three series. Thank you for asking. The Rod and Cane Society is a six-book spanking romance series. I may or may not write more in that series. Breeder is a completed science fiction romance trilogy (Breeder, Terran, Warrior). The Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series is ongoing. It’s about a covert organization of cyborgs. The series theme is “Saving the girl and the galaxy one mission at a time.” It’s romantic, humorous, and action-oriented. Book 4, Trapped with the Cyborg, was published in June. All the Cy-Ops books are standalone reads. Book 5 will probably come out in January. 

Thank you so much for having me today! 

Excerpt 


Destiny expelled her breath in a heavy sigh and reached for the phone to try her parents one more time. 

What the hell? She’d been too wrought by news of Zoe’s death to pay attention to much else, but now she noticed her arm looked…weird. Her wrist seemed thinner, her skin paler, the hair so fine it appeared almost nonexistent. And when had she gotten acrylic nails? 

Her pulse rate doubled. The arm, the hand, the silver infinity ring on the index finger weren’t hers, but she recognized them. She fixated on the ID bracelet encircling the skinny wrist. RICHARDS, ZOE. And her friend’s date of birth. 

They got the bodies mixed up. Gave you the wrong wristband. 

But they couldn’t have switched arms. She flipped her hands over. 
Destiny ripped back the covers and swore in frustration when the bed rail fought her frantic efforts to lower it. She forced it down, but her hospital gown caught in the metal. She tore it loose and scrambled for the bathroom. 

Bruised and battered, Zoe stared at her from the mirror over the sink. 

A nightmare. Wake up! Wake up! “No! No!” Slapping her face, Destiny searched for her plump cheeks, her ski-jump schnoz, and the mocha-brown eyes she considered one of her best features. The image mimicked her movements but presented high cheekbones loved by the camera, a perfect nose, and large blue eyes gone feral. 

She yanked up her hospital gown. Where were her hips? Her boobs! She stared at her flat chest. She dropped the gown and screamed. 

About the Author



USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol has published more than twenty-five erotic romance titles, including contemporary, paranormal, and science fiction romance.  No matter what the subgenre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling


 




Friday, May 27, 2016

His World Shifted The Moment She Was Born. Destiny's Favor (Orlosian Warriors) by Dariel Raye.



Today it's my pleasure to feature talented author, Dariel Raye's latest release.

Destiny’s Favor 
(Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2)
Destiny’s Favor synopsis

His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his.

Imagine meeting a man who looks like an angel, wings and all? What would you do if this man told you he existed with only one purpose – to claim you and only you?


Destiny Carter is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, who finds herself in that age old quandary, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” A string of lackluster relationships leave her hopeless and ready to settle…Until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s life, and instinctively, she knows this is just the beginning.

Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth looks like an angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one meant for him alone.

When he meets Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, he will have to betray a friend, risk his life, and hardest of all, humble himself enough to win her love.


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Calm Assurance
 (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 1)
Calm Assurance synopsis

Two hearts, two different worlds, uncompromising love.A straight-laced Nephilim-descendant and a human trouble-magnet?

When Asriel - Orlosian Warrior, descendant of Nephilim, law enforcer – is sent to guard Malina, a human with a penchant for drawing trouble like a tornado, she becomes his obsession.

With no hope of finding love in his dimension, he breaks the cardinal rule, leaving his home to protect her, but she has also drawn the attention of his enemies, and he is forced to face demons from his past. If Asriel chooses to stay with Malina, not only does he risk forfeiting his right to ever return to his dimension, but he will need her blood to survive.

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Dariel Raye


Dariel is an animal lover who writes IR/MC (interracial/multi-cultural) paranormal and dark urban fantasy romance. She is presently writing a shifter series, “Dark Sentinels,” a reluctant hell-dweller series, “Kushiel’s Keep,” two Nephilim series with vampire-like heroes, “Orlosian Warriors” and “Cain’s Progeny,” “Lifegivers,” a paranormal romance series with a variety of beings, a crossover paranormal thriller shifter trilogy with romantic elements, “Gateway,” and an erotic fantasy newsletter serial. To learn more about Dariel and her books, visit her blogjoin her newsletter, and follow her on Amazon.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Sweeping Romance. Time Travel Adventure. Passion of a Scottish Warrior- The MacLomain Series: Later Years.



Greetings! I hope everyone’s enjoying a fabulous springtime. Things have been a little sad on my end. After all, I’ve been busy writing the last book in The MacLomain Series: Later Years. Not only that but in its own way, this novel wraps up all sixteen books on the Scottish side of The MacLomain Series. Or so we’ll see. There was a little twist at the end I never saw coming so we might just see more MacLomain Highlander books in the future. Nonetheless, I truly enjoyed writing this. There’s nothing quite like a love triangle! So at long last, I give you the final installment in the Later Years, Passion of a Scottish Warrior.  

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Description


Determined to protect Jackie from evil, Darach Hamilton flees MacLomain Castle without telling anyone his destination. As foretold by Celtic Goddess Brigit, that should have made the enemy pursue him. But nothing is as it seems. When he learns the dark demi-god went after Jackie instead, he races to her side only to discover something unexpected. Things have changed. There might be hope for them. Maybe he can finally be with her. After all, he’s been dreaming about her for years. The only problem? He already pushed her into another man’s arms. 

Over a month has passed since Jackie traveled back in time from modern day New Hampshire to medieval Scotland. Since then, it’s been a non-stop adventure. Now she’s in ninth-century Scandinavia with Heidrek, a Viking set to inherit the throne. A man that Darach is determined she be with despite the unforgettable kiss they shared. Then there’s the newfound Claddagh ring on her finger. It is foretold that its stone can only be ignited by the love of a MacLomain. Darach is by birth, the only remaining MacLomain not taken. Yet despite the power the ring’s glow could harness, she wants nothing to do with it. Not in light of her terrible secret. One she prays will keep any man from loving her because it will mean their ultimate ruin. 

Many revelations come to light when Jackie, Darach, and Heidrek travel through time to keep the future King, wee Robert the Bruce safe. Determined to spare them heartbreak, Jackie refuses both men. Yet one of them ends up invoking unavoidable passion. A timeless draw. One she tries to fight. But some things are meant to be and Fate has a plan for them all. Epic love. Ultimate war. Inescapable death. Twists nobody saw coming. An ending that will either see Scotland through to what it is today or rewrite history altogether. 

Find out how everything unfolds in Passion of a Scottish Warrior, the final installment in the MacLomain Series: Later Years. 


 Excerpt


Jackie shook her head as she looked into Darach’s eyes. Being in his arms was the last place she needed to be. Yet the crowd pushed them closer and the man she had been dancing with vanished. She swallowed hard when his arm wrapped around her waist and twirled her away from a couple that stumbled by them laughing.

The pipes trilled.

The crowd was wild.

And she was tight against Darach.

Not a good place to be. Or was it? She swallowed again and kept her arms down because if she lifted them, what would she touch? The sides of his muscled torso…his strong forearms…his wide shoulders?

“You dinnae need to keep shaking your head no,” he murmured. “I willnae…”

When he trailed off, she realized that he had no idea what he would or would not do. Besides the arm that he wrapped around her waist, his other hand didn’t touch her at all.

His head was bent near hers, his lips so close to her ear that she could feel his hot breath down the side of her neck. Chills and heat raced over her simultaneously as she tried to sift through her feelings.

Push away. Touch his chest and push away.

But again, if she touched him…what then? Would pulling away still be an option?

The pipes seemed to trill louder, and the fire in the center of the room sparked higher as the celebrations became a boisterous background to the quiet she suddenly felt on the inside. A strange silence made up of her heartbeat and the indentation where his neck met his collarbone. She inhaled deeply and turned her face inward, chasing his scent and heat.

She barely felt the slight touch of his hand on the back of her head as she nuzzled in, desperate to get closer to…something. It almost felt like a memory. One just out of reach. Lips open, she flicked her tongue, eager to sample. Eager to capture his scent. Curious what it tasted like.

Only when he whispered, “Bloody hell, lass,” did her eyes snap open and she realized what she was doing. By that time, it was too late. He tightened his hold, dug his hand into her hair, tilted back her head and met her eyes. Their lips were inches apart when he whispered, “What are you doing to me?”

Jackie had no idea. What was she doing to him? What was he doing to her? She’d never felt anything like it. So much. Almost too much. Yet it felt like something not entirely real. As if she recalled snippets of a dream.

Their lips drifted closer, eager but tentative.
Wanting but unsure.

His eyelids drifted down. So did hers.

There…almost there.



Rise of a Viking

The MacLomain Series: Viking Ancestors’ Kin, Book One

Coming August 9, 2016
Available now for pre-order

A successful photographer, Cybil is thrilled when she and her family inherit a million dollar ocean-side house in Winter Harbor, Maine. It’s a chance to finally bring her sisters back together and right old wrongs. But problems arise. Her gift of prophecy grows stronger. A Viking from the past haunts her. And that old ash tree in the front yard? It has taken on the otherworldly qualities of Yggdrasill, a tree that connects the nine worlds in Norse mythology. Soon caught in its power, she’s whisked back in time to tenth-century Scandinavia. 

Of dragon blood and set to inherit the throne, Heidrek Sigdir tries to keep Cybil away, but the gods have other plans. A fate designed to make him pay for past grievances. Yet when he finally lays eyes on her, he wants nothing else. They share a connection unlike any other. Poignant desire. Incomparable need. Tempting change. Even so, he must let her go. She should be with his brother. Still, nothing is what it seems. A new enemy is determined to destroy all and Cybil is special to him and his people in ways nobody anticipated.   

Many revelations come to light when Heidrek and Cybil are forced to journey through the rugged lands of Norway to reach the home of the seers at the peak of Mt. Galdhøpiggen. Hearts will be tested and lives forever changed. Will a new Viking King rise up and keep his people safe? Or will his endless draw to a modern day woman be his ultimate ruin?

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