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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Celia Breslin's "Haven" Blog Tour (Spotlight) + Giveaway


Welcome to our virtual tour stop of Celia Brelin's Haven Blog Tour brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours.


Haven
(Tranquilli Bloodline #1)
by: Celia Breslin
Publishing Date: 7/2/13
Publisher: Champagne Books
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
ISBN: 9781927454473
Number of Pages: 372
Word Count: 124K
Cover Artist: Amanda Kelsey

Description:

San Francisco nightclub owner Carina Tranquilli works hard, plays hard, and never allows the death of her parents and her twelve-year memory gap to get her down. But her life takes a left turn when a witch attacks her on her twenty-fifth birthday.

Three hauntingly familiar vampires emerge to reveal she possesses a latent power. To protect her from their enemies, they admit to wiping her memories clean and abandoning her as a child, but now they need her help. As she struggles to evade her new protectors and even newer enemies, she meets Alexander, an enigmatic, undead musician. Insta-lust flares, leaving her wanting more.

With evil’s minions hounding her every move, and everything she thought she knew turned on its head, Carina must harness her burgeoning power, unravel her vampire family’s web of deceit, and fight to have a love life...without getting killed in the process.

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Turn around.
I froze, my moment of weakness chased away by a jolt of adrenaline. I resisted Adrian’s pull. “Did you hear that?”
“Hear what?”
Silence.
“Nothing, I guess.” A wave of energy rolled into me, curled itself possessively around my body, and gave me one hell of a head rush. “Oh, wow.” I bit my lip, bracing against reaction.
Adrian tightened his grip on my waist. “Rina?”
Mark and Ren stalked over, faces grim.
“Did—? Do you—?” My mouth was so dry I could barely speak. “Do you guys feel that?”
Adrian squeezed, capturing my wandering attention, concern etched in the stern set of his jaw. “Feel what? What’s wrong?”
I started to tell them the Invisible Man hugged me against an electrified fence, but a second wave of energy bowled into me, making me tingle from head to toe. The sensation walked the line between pleasure and pain. A moan escaped me.
Mark took me from Adrian. “That’s it. We’re out of here.” He tried to pick me up, but I shook my head. Bad idea. Dizziness took the hall, and me, for a little spin.
Turn around. Turn. Around.
Was it a voice or instinct urging me on? Either way, the desire proved irresistible. I pulled away from Mark, pivoted, and forgot how to breathe.
The electric energy pulled back. The dizziness abated. All extraneous noise and people drained out of my perception until there was only Him.
Tall, fit, and bad-boy handsome with skin like pale honey, his thick, walnut brown hair hung tousled in a sexy, I-just-got-out-of-bed way. A hip, black, button-down shirt accentuated a sculpted upper body before it tucked into slacks painted on long, lean legs. The whole package made my mouth water.
Hot. Yummy. Totally my type.
“Who are you?” I whispered.
His mouth twitched in a hint of a smile as if he heard me—impossible given the distance between us. Heat spread, loosening my muscles, and my pulse sped up. Nerves. What’s wrong with me? Guys never made me nervous, not even gorgeous ones.
I nibbled my lower lip, mind racing to make sense of my reaction. His gaze tracked the movement and then slid back up. The heat from his stare hit me full force, driving a shaft of need through me. Energy rocked me again, a warm, electric breeze bathing my skin. My eyes widened in comprehension. The energy came from him.


Celia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for vampires and the Fae. When not writing, you’ll find her exercising, reading a good book or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.
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3 - E-Book copies of Haven 
2 - $10 Amazon E-Gift Cards 
2 - $5 Starbucks E-Gift Cards
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Elise Sax "Matchpoint" Release Day Blitz + Giveaway


Welcome to our virtual tour stop on Elise Sax Matchpoint Release Day Blitz brought to you by Book Monster Promotions. 

(This post is also on our other site - booklovinmamas.com)  It is the second to last before me move for good. 

An Affair to Dismember
(Matchmaker #1)

Description:
Three months has been Gladie Burger's limit when it comes to staying in one place: She's always been a temp agency kind of girl, ever ready to move on. That's why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. Gladie is also highly unqualified: Her beloved grandmother's business is matchmaking, and Gladie has a terrible track record with romance. Still, despite evidence to the contrary, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has "the gift." But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy.


When Zelda's neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family's drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor's death was murder. It's not too long before she's in way over her head—with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she's unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursued—either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?

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Matchpoint
(Matchmaker #2)

Description:
Lovably troublesome Gladie Burger runs into sizzling danger and a fiery love triangle in the second installment of Elise Sax's hilarious and sexy Matchmaker romance series.
Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist's chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck. Emerging from an anesthetic haze, Gladie awakes to find that not only is her tooth still throbbing, but her dentist is dead—and the lead suspect in the murder, office receptionist Belinda, just so happens to be Gladie's first real client. Now it's up to Gladie to find Belinda a manand keep her from being locked up behind bars.
As if that weren't enough distraction, two gorgeous men are vying for Gladie's attention: Spencer, the playboy chief of police, and Holden, Gladie's secretive, gorgeously muscled neighbor. Still, Gladie's not complaining about having a helping hand or two when the case leads her to a dangerously bizarre cult. She may have met her match—and if she's not careful, it could be her last.

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Elise Sax worked as a journalist for fifteen years, mostly in Paris, France. She took a detour from journalism and became a private investigator before trying her hand at writing fiction. She lives in Southern California with her two sons. An Affair to Dismember is her first novel.

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GRAND PRIZE:  $50.00 Amazon gift card
2nd Prize:  $10.00 Amazon gift card
3rd Prize:  $10.00 Amazon gift card

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Gena Showalter's "The Darkest Craving" Blog Tour (Interview/Spotlight) + Giveaway

Welcome to our stop on the virtual tour of Gena Showalter's The Darkest Craving Blog Tour brought to you by Book Monster Promotions.
1. Describe yourself in three words.

Quirky. Dedicated. Loyal. (Okay, I just made myself sound like a dog. Awesome.)

2. Tell us a little bit about The Darkest Craving and why readers should definitely buy it?

The Darkest Craving is about Kane, an immortal warrior who has endured weeks of torture in the bowels of hell. He wants nothing to do with his beautiful rescuer, Josephina Aisling, the half-Fae female who threatens to awaken the demon of Disaster living inside him—a beast determined to kill anyone who makes Kane happy. And Josephina certainly does make Kane happy (and hard)!

But the main reason to read any story? The characters!

Kane: He will do anything—and I mean anything—to protect Josephina. Throw another woman out of a moving vehicle? Done. Return to hell, even though he would rather be hacked into tiny pieces while still alive? Fine. I love a man who’s willing to do anything for the woman he loves.

Josephina: She grew up in the world of the Fae, where the Lords of the Underworld are like rock stars. In the beginning, she has a hard time not asking Kane for an autograph (though she’s a bigger fan of Paris and Torin, much to Kane’s chagrin). She’s an intriguing mix of sassy modern and old world charm, but like Kane, she knows the horrors of disaster and she’s determined to help him alter his path. 

Their relationship was an emotional rollercoaster for me!

3. Tell us a little bit about Kane and why readers have been anxiously waiting for his book? (I know I have )

He’s never had it easy, and because of the demon of Disaster, things have only gotten worse for him throughout the Lords of the Underworld series. Knowing the demon of Disaster would hurt—and kill—a love interest, he hasn’t allowed himself to date in centuries. He’s had to rely on one night stands to get him by. But that isn’t going to be enough with Josephina. He can’t get her out of his mind. He wants more. Craves more. She obsesses him. But there’s a problem that might prove bigger than the demon…

4. What was the easiest and hardest scene to write in The Darkest Craving?

Easiest: Probably…Kane beats the crap out of a guy for daring to touch what belongs to him--Josephina. He’s covered in blood as he sweeps her into his arms to carry her away, and in the process he gets blood on her dress. So, he takes her straight to the shower to wash himself and the dress…while she watches. It’s a scene that made me smile, and made me melt. (And made me do a little more shivering).

Hardest: The ending. The emotions of it… I broke down.

5. Who would you want to portray both Kane and Josephina, if The Darkest Craving was made in a tv series?

I think Alex Pettyfer is gorgeous man-candy, and I could look at him all day. He’s strong, chiseled. Slap a butterfly tattoo on him, color his hair, and boom. Delish. Maybe…Zooey Dechanel for Josephina. Her blend of innocence and sassy is perfect. Or even Olivia Munn.

6. What kind of heat level or I should say sexual tension should we expect from Kane and Josephina?
(Every LOTU book has definitely had some HOT, sexy scenes in them )

The Darkest Craving is hotter than my last book, Beauty Awakened, and since Kane has to be careful not to anger his demon, the sexual tension does indeed build! He reaches a point where he can’t take it anymore…and has to take what belongs to him…

7. How many more books are planned for LOTU? (please say plenty more...because I definitely LOVE this series)

There will be at least two more! And the next in the series will be…Torin!

8. Fun Question: What movies have you seen so far this summer, or are looking forward to still seeing this summer?

I haven’t been to a movie theater in forever, it seems. The last move I saw was Warm Bodies here at the house (and I thought it was super cute!)

9. Fun Question: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

I’d like to fly! No more planes for this girl.

10. What is up next for Gena Showalter?

Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles, a Sept 24, 2013 release). A little about it— 

Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they've got mine...
Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong.
After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things.
She's never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her...from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole's secret and learn to fight the darkness.
But the clock is ticking...and if she fails at a single task, they're all doomed.

After that comes Black and Blue (Otherworld Assassins, an October 22nd, 2013 release).

HE IS EVERY WOMAN’S FANTASY. . .
Corbin Blue is a man of many talents. One of the most powerful otherworlders ever born, he is wealthy, a professional football star, and a legend in the bedroom. But only a select few know he is also a black ops agent...and there is no better killer. When he and his crew are attacked and separated, he’s forced to turn to his boss’s daughter for help—a woman with even more secrets than Blue. . . .

SHE BECOMES HIS ONLY OBSESSION…
Evangaline Black has always been wary, guarded. No man has ever breeched her walls. Until Blue. He has never been denied something he wants, and now, he’s decided he wants her. As he sweeps her into his double life of seduction, intrigue, and danger, he helps her see beyond the darkness of her past. But as an enemy closes in, Blue will have to let Evie go to keep her safe—even though he'd rather die than live without her…

LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD SERIES SPOTLIGHT:

Long ago, twelve immortals warriors – each more dangerously seductive than the last -- stole and opened Pandora’s box, unleashing the evil from within. Now they carry that evil within themselves. Violence, Pain, Death, Disease, Disaster, Misery, Doubt, Promiscuity, Defeat, Lies, Secrets, and Wrath. When a powerful enemy returns, they will travel the world in search of a sacred relic of the gods – one that threatens to destroy them all.

LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD Series Reading Order:
The Darkest Fire (Lords of the Underworld, #0.5)
The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1)
The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2)
The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, #3)
The Darkest Prison (Lords of the Underworld, #3.5)
The Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld, #4)
Heart of Darkness Anthology (Includes: Lords of the Underworld, #4.5)
After Dark Anthology: The Darkest Angel (Lords of The Underworld, #4.5)
The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld, #5)
The Darkest Lie (Lords of the Underworld, #6)
The Darkest Secret (Lords of the Underworld, #7)
The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld, #8)
The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld, #9)
The Darkest Craving (Lords of The Underworld, #10)
The Darkest Night

(LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD Book #1)

His powers -- Inhuman...



His passion -- Beyond immortal . . .

All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member -- a man trapped in a hell of his own.

Neither can resist the instant hunger than calms their torments . . . and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction -- and a soul-shattering test of love . . .
Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive -- and unimaginably powerful . . .
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The Darkest Kiss

(LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD Book #1)

His powers -- Inhuman...



His passion -- Beyond immortal . . .

All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member -- a man trapped in a hell of his own.

Neither can resist the instant hunger than calms their torments . . . and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction -- and a soul-shattering test of love . . .
Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive -- and unimaginably powerful . . .
~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~

The Darkest Pleasure 

(LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD Book #3)


Reyes is a man possessed. Bound by the demon of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure. Yet he craves a mortal woman, Danika Ford, more than breath and will do anything to claim her—even defy the gods.
Danika is on the run. For months she's eluded the Lords of the Underworld, immortal warriors who won't rest until she and her fami ly have been destroyed. But her dreams are haunted by Reyes, the warrior whose searing touch she can't forget. Yet a future together could mean death to all they both hold dear.…
~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~
The Darkest Whisper

(LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD Book #4)


Bound by the demon of Doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers.


So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlefield instead of the bedroom, victory his only concern... until he meets Gwendolyn the Timid. One taste of the beautiful redhead, and he craves more.

Gwen, an immortal herself, always thought she'd fall for a kind human who wouldn't rouse her darker side. But when Sabin frees her from prison, battling their enemies for the claim to Pandora's box turns out to be nothing compared to the battle Sabin and Gwen will wage against love.
~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~

The Darkest Craving

(LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD Book #10)

Release Date:  July 30, 2013

Having endured weeks of torture in the bowels of hell, Kane wants nothing to do with his beautiful rescuer, Josephina Aisling. The half-Fae female threatens to awaken the demon of Disaster inside him—a beast he’s determined to kill, no matter the price. 


Josephina is hunted by a brutal enemy—her royal family—and Kane is her only source of protection. He’s also the only male to ever set her aflame, and even he succumbs to the heat. But as they navigate the treacherous world of the Fae, their love might just tear them apart...
~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the White Rabbit Chronicles, Otherworld Assassins, Angels of the Dark, Lords of the Underworld, and several of other series.  She has written over thirty novels and novellas.  Her books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.  
Gena is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:

GRAND PRIZE:  $100.00 gift card to Amazon

RUNNERS-UP:  Two (2) runners-up will receive a paperback of THE DARKEST CRAVING


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