Friday, January 16, 2015

Dreams, Fiction, and Me

Book review on Dreams, Fiction, and Me by +Agostino Scafidi
A Collection of Paranormal Short Stories
**Book provided by the author for an honest review**




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Blurb:  A collection of short stories based entirely on dreams the author recorded in his journal. Over a period of almost three months he used techniques learned from various sources (Castaneda, Thelema, Occultism) to record his dreams. The author goes into detail about this process in the Introduction. Mixing fiction with the journal entries, intent on entertaining the reader as well as heightening awareness of the role of dreams in our lives, here is Dreams, Fiction and Me. A paranormal fiction suitable for all ages.







Review:  This book contained 27 short stories all based off the author's dreams, fucking genius!!  The genius part was the fact that he filled in the blanks with funny, witty and some scary scenarios to give the dream life as a great short story!  Most people would try to "interpret" the dream and write a thesis or some shit like that but not Agostino.  He makes his dreams interesting for the reader and takes us to a fictional Disneyland of all you can eat shorts that will have you laughing, pondering and just outright thinking wtf?!   

I may be easily entertained at times, but who isn't?  However, the use of the word "kerfuffle" had me rolling in laughter!  I don't know why, it was just one of those things that tickled my funny bone and will remain etched in my memory forever!  Just like when I heard the word persnickety for the first time.......still fucking hilarious by the way!   Ok, so that was my most memorable word, here is my most memorable story from the book.  In the story, Lets See How Far This Will Go, Agostino dreams about visiting a friend that owns a whole island!  While he is there he tries to convince this friend into using his land for profit.  In reality, the dream was really about Agostino killing people and then disposing of the bodies by mailing them to this friends' island along with quotes of dead dictators.  The story not only intrigued me because this is some crazy shit I would dream about, but it also got me thinking, uh oh....I should totally write a book based on my crazy dreams!  I will either be deemed a genius, like Agostino, or a weirdo that people fear because I have some doozies, let me tell you!

I have to give a shout out to the story, The Things A Good Washing Can Do For You, because the idea behind it is so brilliant for such an unrealistic concept that how could I not appreciate it?  In the story, Agostino comes across this stray dog that just incorporates himself into his house.  When no one is around to see, the dog washes the dishes!  One minute, there is a sink full of dirty dishes, and the next, they are all clean and put away!  All done when no person was around to do it!  Awesome!  I want a dog like that!

This book was highly entertaining and such a nice change of pace from my usual reads.  If you are looking for a quick read in between a series or just stand alone novels, check this book out.  You will really love it!  The book is not readily available through the usual outlets, only through the author's website, but in many formats, so I will provide the link to his website for you.  







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Stealing The Wolf Prince Release Day Blast!!




Stealing the Wolf Prince, (The Wylderland Chronicles Book One)
By Elle Clouse
Release:  January 16, 2015
Genre:  Fantasy Romance
Publisher:  Etopia Press






Blurb
    
What harm could come from impersonating royalty?










Synopsis

 After years on the road conning wealthy nobles out of their gold, Kiera is ready to give up her life of crime and return to her childhood home of Cearbhall. She’s got one last job in mind, one that will see her set for life. What harm could come from impersonating a country princess to marry a prince and live wealthily ever after? Except her childhood home is nothing like she remembered. The king has gone senile, his younger sons rule with terror, and the crown prince is missing. The prince she’s to wed is only interested in siring an heir, and her future brother-in-law wants to get into her skirts. Deciding the grifter’s life wasn’t so bad after all, Kiera plots her escape. Before she can steal away, she’s discovered and thrown into the dungeon with a crazed wolfborn to die. 

Lachlan never thought that he'd see his childhood sweetheart once his wolfborn affliction set in. Nor did he expect to ever see daylight. Imprisoned in the dungeon since adolescence, his brothers have usurped the throne and trail evil in their wake. When Kiera lands in the dungeon with him, he recovers his will to put things right. Kiera may not remember him, but he remembers her, and Lachlan vows to save her from his brothers and their schemes. 

Except Kiera wields a power unlike any other, and she doesn’t need saving. But the people of Cearbhall do. As Kiera and Lachlan fight the evil princes, they uncover a greater magic in the world around them, and a powerful magic between them that can’t be denied...









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Excerpt

 
  Kiera turned the ivory crank on the side of the massive oak bookshelf. The mechanism within propelled the shelf along a track in the floor, opening an aisle between the bookcases for her. She pulled her notes out of her apron pocket, verified that she had accessed the correct aisle of the law section, and edged sideways down the temporary corridor. Her lantern only illuminated a few feet before all was lost to shadow. The old tomes were dust-covered and occasionally misfiled, but she found what she was looking for without having to traverse the entire aisle.

She had selected a book of local history she hoped would shed light on the archaic laws that still prohibited the study of magic by the masses. Hopefully, it might hold the key to instigating some changes in current restrictions on magic practice. Kiera focused on the printed letters on the book cover as she emerged from the aisle.


When she looked up to see a man standing in front of her, she nearly dropped the book. “Good gods!” she cried. One hand went to her heart as if it might jump out of her chest. “You shouldn’t sneak up on me like that, Brogan. You know I hate it.”


Brogan’s smirk was that of a man who had accomplished something phenomenal. “It’s hard to resist when you make it so easy to do so, dear cousin.”


Kiera took a deep breath to calm herself and resisted the urge to hit him. “Have a nice trip back?”


He waved her polite conversation away and motioned to a small troupe of people standing at the massive library’s rear entrance. “It’s time to celebrate, Kiera. I’m back with money in my pocket.”


Kiera recognized all of Brogan’s companions. Friends, he called them. Wastrels, she privately thought. She fixed him with a hard glare.


He tried to distract her with a dashing smile, which might have worked if she wasn’t his cousin and didn’t know all his tricks. “You don’t have to be holed up here all night every night, you know. Phelan likes your company a lot…”


“I happen to like the library,” Kiera said, knowing where the conversation was headed. “And this is the only time I can get in here without constantly getting interrupted or harassed. Besides, we have creditors to pay. You shouldn’t be wasting any money at the bar or gambling with your friends. Where will they be when you’re penniless again?”


Brogan grimaced, but Kiera knew she was right. His friends disappeared as soon as the coin ran out, but old habits died hard. He had been raised by a man who had squandered everything as soon as he had earned it and had passed his vices on to Brogan. She glanced back at the tall, gangly Phelan, who was watching both of them—especially Kiera—with great interest. She didn’t care that her wild, red locks were tied under a bandana and her smock was covered in dust. This was her domain, and she wasn’t going to feel self-conscious about her state of dress just because of him.


The two women beside Phelan didn’t seem impressed with the library at all and resembled deer ready to bolt at the slightest sound. Erann was looking at her surroundings with disgust, and the ever-bubbly Brigid somehow managed to bounce even though she was standing still.


Brogan waved a hand to encompass the shelves and their stacks of books. “What about all this? There’s no benefit in staying up until the wee hours of the morning in this dusty old library.”


“I’m on a mission. All people should have the right to study magic, not just the select nobility.” Kiera waved a finger at him.


“Yes, yes, yes.” Brogan rolled his eyes. “I know; we’ve been over this. If you get caught, you’ll get thrown in jail faster than we would from any of our cons.”


She scowled. “But you said we wouldn’t have to do this for very long, and here it is years later. I’m still stuck in a dark library while you're out spending what earnings we make before we can save any of it! Before the rent is paid!”


Brogan cringed. “Now, there's no need for that…”


“Yes, there is.” She lowered her voice so the others couldn’t hear her. “You’ve made promises, both to me and to the creditors. Neither of us have seen a cent. All I can do is berate you, but I’m sure the debt collectors can extract more than just a bruised ego.”


Brogan flinched at that last reminder.


“When is the last con, Brogan? Or am I going to have to start looking up distant relatives to take me in?”


Brogan frowned. “I don’t know,” he mumbled so quietly Kiera almost didn’t hear. “If we find the right mark…”


Now it was Kiera’s turn to roll her eyes. That was a phrase she’d heard before.


“We should go for someone higher up than these merchants.” His eyes lit up. “Someone like royalty.”


“What? Going after royalty is too dangerous. You can fool a crooked merchant out of some money, sure, but if you get the wrong family against you, it’s all over.”


“But why not hit one of the outlying kingdoms? On the borderlands or the outskirts?” Brogan started to pace, smoothing a hand over his chin stubble. “One that doesn’t have ties to the inner royal families in the empire. One that has a lot of wealth but is still small.”


Kiera forced herself to remain perfectly still. There was only one such kingdom, and she hoped he wouldn't remember its name.


“Cearbhall?” Brogan smiled. “That’s what it was called, that little place where you grew up. Cearbhall would be perfect for an endeavor like that.” Brogan's gaze grew unfocused as he stared past her into the darkness of the library. He seemed to have forgotten that Kiera was in the room.


She gave a loud ahem to get his attention again.


“Right, Cearbhall.” He clapped his hands together. “You know what to do.”


Kiera folded her arms across her chest. “I don’t want you to go there and swindle those people out of anything. They are good people, and they don’t deserve a visit from you.”


A crooked smile tilted his lips. “Well, seeing as I’m the only one able to support this little twisted family we have here, I don’t see that you have much of a choice. I want a plan by tomorrow night. Have fun.”


“Are you scheming again?” Erann shouted from the door. She stood with her hands on her hips,
glaring in their direction, tapping her foot impatiently against the floor. “We haven’t even spent the profit from Lord Blackling’s folly, and you're already planning another job?”


“Come on, Mr. Fletcher, let’s go celebrate.” Brigid waved Kiera and Brogan both toward the exit.


“Kiera?” Brogan held out a hand.


Kiera shook her head. “You go ahead. I have some more work to do here.”


“Suit yourself.” He spun on his feet and sauntered back toward his friends. “I’m feeling lucky. Anyone up for a game of Twenty-one at Hit the Deck?” He draped an arm over Brigid and Erann’s shoulders and steered them out of the library. Phelan lingered only a moment, then left as well.


Reluctantly, Kiera headed down the aisle to put back the book she had just retrieved. Her private research would have to be put on hold for now in favor of finding information about the royal family of Cearbhall. She was pretty sure she remembered some of the histories, but she would need help to fill in the blanks. It was going to be another long night of research, notes, and black tea.








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Elle has been writing fantasy and science fiction romance for years and an avid participant in the NaNoWriMo.  

Elle is happily married to a martial arts instructor, a mother of two small boys, and constantly talking her husband out of adopting a new pet. She knits and stamps in her spare time as well as feeds a latte addiction.
 
 










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Monday, January 12, 2015

Three Rules

Book review on Three Rules by +Marie Drake
 A Suspense/Thriller Novel
**Book provided by the author for an honest review**



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Blurb:   Hope Wellman has a childhood full of horrific memories, a bone chilling recurring nightmare, and a persistent paranoid sense of being followed that she would rather keep repressed. Is evil reaching from beyond the grave to capture the tattered remnants of her soul once and for all, is it only a machination of her disturbed mind, or is there something happening more sinister than even she can imagine?

Attending the funeral of her abuser is the first step in putting her life back together as she is about to turn twenty-one. She struggles with the fact she never told anyone what happened to her, and that the grave they are mourning over is empty. She'd find it a lot easier to move on and believe in the future if he were in the box, ready to be covered with dirt. She fears the last thread of her sanity has snapped when she sees Lucas everywhere she turns, and can't escape a recurring nightmare. Is her tormentor alive, or is she imagining it? Is her dream triggered by past fears or is it a prediction of the future?

Rule 1)  The most dangerous people in the world are not always strangers.
Rule 2)  The scariest things imaginable are not those that can kill you, but those you can live through.
Rule 3)  The most horrible possibility is not what could happen to you, but what you could become.









Review:  The story is about a young woman named Hope.  She is going through her life day by day unhappy, unfulfilled and repressing the most awful of memories from her past.  Drowning herself in the family business, the running of the Hideaway Hotel, Hope is brought out of her slumber by the death of her uncle, Lucas Wellman.  Having to go back to her childhood home to attend his funeral, Hope faces the demons she's been hiding from her whole life.  While Hope struggles with her nightmares and paranoia, the lives of the people she loves start to crash and burn around her slowly but surely, and while in the crook of things, Hope discovers new horrors that she could have possibly prevented.

Hope's family dynamic was somewhat complicated.  Hope's mother, Carol, left her father when she was still pregnant with Hope.  She met Luther Wellman while working as a maid for the Bishops, a prestigious family.  If I recall correctly, Hope was about three years of age at the time.  Luther has brothers but all from different fathers.  His half-brother, Lucas, was also interested in Carol, and there was a tiff between the two brothers that caused a lot of tension in their relationship throughout their lives.  Michael was another half-brother, and then there was their mother Helena.  The Wellmans were a rich family, but Luther had always wanted to earn his way and not live off the fat of the family.  He started a chain of hotels with his best friend, Frederick Bishop, just around the time Luther met Carol.  So, Hope grows up with the Bishops' children, Joseph and Karen.  Joey is Hope's age, and Karen is five years younger.

The story was pretty methodical and twisted which is what kept me glued to my Kindle!  We start out at a funeral where there is no body!  Then, to pull you in further, we have a unexpected pregnancy with a very outlandish story behind it!  Then, you have this weird feeling that your being watched, but you're not sure because you're a little on the paranoid side already.  The book just gave me the heeby jeebies, and that was my first major clue that I was totally involved and loving the story!  The author takes us inside the head of an abused child, and it was eerily accurate and very disturbing.  My empathy felt so real that just the mention of Hope's abuser made me very tense and angry.  I struggled with grasping how her own family, the ones closest to her, didn't know just by how Hope acted and was closed off that something very serious was wrong with her!  I truly enjoyed the fact that Hope had such a good friend in Joey though.  Joey was her rock, her protector, her best friend, and he was in love with her.  If it weren't for Joey, I'm not sure Hope would have made it this far in life.

As secrets are uncovered and the mystery slowly unravels, Hope is finally able to start a new life with Joey and to face her demons by finally telling someone what happened to her all those years ago.  And just like any great thriller, the story takes an outrageous twist and shocks the hell out of me!  Ok, I was suspecting something was up, but what I thought and what was real were two totally different things!  And while I'm on this topic, what the hell is up with the cell phone being dead??  It's like when you're watching a horror movie and the victim sees a clear path to the door that leads to safety.  Well, same thing, just the mention of anyone's cell phone needing to be charged is a **BIG CLUE** something bad is about to happen and their cell phone is going to be dead, like them!  If you want to truly have me screaming in fear that this person has a 99.9% chance of dying, then don't mention the cell phone needing to be charged right before the danger comes!  The scene would have been more climactic if not for that, but it was still good, I'm just giving you an FYI is all...

So if you're looking for a good thriller, suspense, heart-wrenching book, then I highly recommend Three Rules!  This book had all the makings of a great thriller with characters you totally love and hate, root for and scream at, want to see die a painful death and want to see live happily ever after!








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Sunday, January 11, 2015

More Than A Memory Release Day Blitz And Giveaway!!




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Book Title:  More Than A Memory
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  January 11, 2015
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 Synopsis

 Disappearing without a word, Eden Richardt fled from her na├»ve former life in Oregon to start anew in the Midwest. Being a morning radio show host, she’s got a lot going for her except finding someone to share her life with. In that aspect, no one seemed to compare to the one. Having absolutely no desire to step foot back in her hometown of Cottage Grove, her decision was swayed with an invitation to her high school reunion and solidified after receiving a letter from her first and only love from her past.

Living his life the best way he knows how, Baylor Jenkins spends his time running the family plumbing business, after giving up his dream to be an Architect, and raising his almost teenage daughter solely without the help of his ex-wife. In the back of his mind he knows something was missing from his otherwise enjoyable life. But that something was actually a someone who disappeared after graduation; a former best friend turned lover.

Locking eyes after fifteen long years raises deep emotions and unanswered questions:

What happened to make Eden run?

Could their love for each other still exist?

Or will their past time together be nothing more than a memory?





Excerpt

“What is it that you do now that you’re all grown up?” I decided to put him in the limelight for a bit and give myself a bit of a rest.

“Who said I was all grown up?” he said in a flirty tone which earned another smile from me. “No, in all honesty, I’m actually a divorce lawyer. So while you are loved in your profession, people either dreadfully hate me or are repulsed by me.” He shrugged his shoulders. I definitely hadn’t seen that coming, Dean a divorce lawyer?

I wanted to make a little joke, but I didn’t know if he would take it the same way as he would’ve all those years ago. I decided to go ahead and take a shot. “So how many of your own divorces have you done?” I asked it in a light-hearted tone so he wouldn’t think I came across as a bitch.

“Two,” he answered flatly with not even an ounce of emotion.

“That bad, huh?”

“You could definitely say that again,” he finally cracked a smile which lowered my blood pressure rate again after he spiked it when I thought I said the wrong thing.

“You remind me of my best friend, Julia. She’s been married AND divorced twice just like you.”

His smile disappeared. What did I say?

After the questioning look I gave him, his voice lowered to a whisper which had to be lower than low since his voice was so deep, “We used to be best friends, Eden…The three musketeers, don’t you remember that?”

That was not how I wanted the conversation to end. “I’ve never forgotten, Dean. I thought of you every single day, believe it or not.”

The song was nearing the end and he gently pushed a strand of hair to the side of my face and said with a small smile, “We’ve missed you, Eden.” Not just I, but we. With the closing notes, he leaned forward and brushed his lips against my cheek, giving me the faintest of kisses. My heart broke all over again for the friend that I left behind. The friend who had nothing to do with what happened and was thrown in the middle when he was just an innocent bystander during the downward spiral of my departure. I hoped that he would someday forgive me for my naivety as I hadn’t meant for him to get burned in the crossfire.  

 



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More Than A Memory was a lovely story about three best friends, Eden, Baylor and Dean, growing up together in a small town in Oregon.  After entering high school, Eden and Baylor develop romantic feelings for one another, and only Dean knows how they both feel about each other, until the kiss....

Fifteen years later, Eden is working as a morning radio show host in Nashville, ever since finishing college out there, having the time of her life.   Eden has created this whole new life for herself after leaving Oregon, and everyone behind since high school graduation.  She has a best friend, Julia Caldwell, a hairstylist, Petunia, a rambunctious West Highland Terrier, and Blaine, her fun loving co-host on the radio show.  While on air telling her sorted blind date story, Eden is blindsided by her co-host Blaine with an email he has Eden read while on the air.  The letter is from Baylor, asking Eden to please come to their high school reunion and to reconnect with him and everyone she left behind fifteen years ago without a word.  The email puts Eden in the position of being backed into a corner, so she reluctantly agrees to attend.

The story has a very mysterious edge to it with why Eden left after graduation and her first kiss with Baylor.  She never looked back and never spoke a word to Dean or Baylor as to why or what happened, and she still harbored deep feelings for Baylor even after all these years.  When Eden arrives back in town, she is immediately confronted by Dean at the airport.  Dean seems more forgiving and welcomes her back in his life with open arms but wants to know what happened.  Then there is Baylor.  When they first see each other, he is so dumbfounded she is there that he doesn't even say, "Hi!" 

As Eden tries to figure out why Baylor invited her back, she slowly puts the pieces of the puzzle together from the past.  Getting reacquainted with her best friends from high school, Eden learns that Dean had become a divorce attorney and has been twice divorced, and Baylor has taken over the family business instead of becoming the architect he was meant to be.  Learning as much as she can without talking about what drove her to leave, Eden falls for Baylor all over again until she learns of his daughter, Norah.

What I loved about the Eden now verses the Eden in high school is that she has grown to be a very curvacious, confident woman.  The bond she had with Dean and Baylor in high school doesn't seem to have faltered until Baylor opens old wounds.  During this discovery, she learns that her own mother has had a lot to do with her estrangement to Baylor, and she doesn't run and hide from it.  She confronts her mother.  Baylor grew up to be a very caring, responsible man, and he chips away at Eden not willing to let their past lie.  Dean, on the other hand, turns out to have a sad story of his own that was never revealed until later.  His issue never quite gets resolved, which is still sad, but he accepts his circumstances and mans up, not allowing his feelings to ruin his friendships.  The whole heart breaking story could have been avoided with simple communication, but with such hurt feelings and inability to control anger, Eden and Baylor were kept from each other, but fate wouldn't allow them to be kept apart.  Fate.....they were meant to be together, it was so touching.  To have a soul mate is such a rare gift, only to have  some cruel bitch interfere with destiny over her own selfishness was just wrong, but karma bit her in the ass for what she had done, and I totally reveled in the justice of it all! I love how the truth unraveled and gave me a happily ever after in the end!  Baylor and Eden were truly meant to be more than a memory....
  





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Amber is a stay at home mom currently residing in Southern Indiana with her husband and two beautiful daughters. If she's not shopping, going to concerts or on road trips, or having her nose stuck in a book, you'll often find her at the ball field watching one of the numerous sports that her girls are involved in.

She is the author of the contemporary romance Brown County Series, titles include Not Alone, Runaway Love, How To Save A Life, and Unconditionally (M/M).


 



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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Phoenix Rising, (Volume 1)

Book review on Phoenix Rising, (Volume 1) by +Elise Faber
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 Blurb:  For Daughtry a simple brush of skin is devastating. With every touch her mind is flooded with visions of death. Then she is pursued by enemies who would force her to use those visions for their own gain. In an instant her entire world changes and instead of hiding from her life, she has to fight for the freedom to live it. But with the fight comes the opportunity to recognize her power’s full potential and maybe, just maybe, a chance to find her true love.







Review:  This book starts out with us being introduced to Daughtry and what her pathetic life has been reduced to.  After getting dumped by her fiance, Jimmy, via Dear John letter, her visions started.  Pure touch from another triggers Daughtry's visions of their death, and the visions have a relentless grip on her.  Already feeling devastated at being dumped by a dude that treated her like shit, the visions force Daughtry into seclusion in order to keep her sanity.   Daughtry is completely alone and doesn't know how to fight anymore.  She is living in filth with no money and no friends.  Her adoptive parents never really cared, and the only friend she seems to have is her ex-boyfriend's friend, John.  Little does Daughtry know that John will be her salvation.

Just when John is going to tell Daughtry the truth about what she really is and who her parents are, they fall under attack by the Dalshie, vile creatures of destruction and death.   The Dalshie are the mortal enemies of the Rengalla, which is what John really is and Daughtry as well, but she doesn't know it yet.  With no time to explain, John fights off the Dalshie and is joined by Cody just in time to save Daughtry from certain death!  The trio flee (barely) with their lives in search of a safe haven.  Just as Daughtry irritates the two hunky men with her endless questioning, John decides that this is the moment to bestow a protection circle around Daughtry that will not only keep her from harm but also will null her visions.  

The storyline was excellent.  I was glued to the pages like white on rice the moment the action started!  The world and characters created were so unique and very likeable from the get go.  The writing, the story and the characters all had me from page one.  When I was introduced to John, the friend of the ex-boyfriend, his empathy and caring for Daughtry was so endearing, it made his personality and flirtatious side very genuine and sweet.   As we got to know Cody...boy, was he a prick!  Daughtry and he immediately fell into this lust/hate relationship, even though she's all kissing and mooning over John now.  The longer Cody and Daughtry spent together, the harder their attraction for one another became, even though they loathed each other, and it was very entertaining!  Then, when we were introduced to the LexTals (the constables of the Rengalla), a more playful side is brought into play.  The LexTals include Tyler (the young, cute and very friendly outgoing one), Dante (the leader of the pack) and the triplets, Morgan, Monroe and Mason (the three stooges),  as well as John and Cody.  They all get along great on the surface, but Cody feels that, since he did not grow up with them, he is an outsider.

As the story unfolds and Daughtry learns about what happened to her when she was a little girl, her affections for Cody build and grow.  Cody also has a sordid past that he reveals slowly to Daughtry, which brings him to the forefront of serious boyfriend potential.  Great!  I really like John, but now, Cody has grown on me like a wart!  By the time they reach the Colony where the Rengalla reside, Daughtry is overwhelmed with dread and a doomsday feeling because of what she has learned about herself, her parents and the Delshie.  She, now more than ever, wants to bind her powers to never hurt anyone ever again!  But will Cody stand in her way of that, or will she accept who and what she is for the man she is falling for?  Will John fight for her??  How do two friends on the same team deal with falling for the same woman?  And WTF is up with Cody's powers??!!  Is he a null, or not?!  Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!!!  And to add insult to injury, the author puts Chapter 1 to Book 2 in at the end!!  You're killing me, woman!!  I already so want to know what happens next, you don't have to tease me with a sneak peek!  I will be stalking Elise Faber now until I catch news of when Book 2 will be released, and you will be the first I tell!  So, if you like Paranormal Romance with a lot of violence, sex, backstabbing and double crossing deceit, then this is the book for you!







 
Phoenix Rising (Volume 1)



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Friday, January 9, 2015

Curing Doctor Vincent Book Blast!!!

One kinky doctor + one indecent proposal = one life-changing week in Paris.
Publication Date: January 2, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Series: The Good Doctor Trilogy (Book #1)
One kinky doctor + one indecent proposal = one life-changing week in Paris.

Elaine Watkins, Public Relations Advisor, is surprised when she receives a summons from the very attractive and enigmatic Dr. Xavier Vincent. She worships the talented physician and company icon responsible for developing the cure that saved her sister’s life and she isn’t immune to his charm. Even though puzzled by his request, she is excited and eager to get started on his latest project. 

But Dr. Vincent has other ideas. Instead of discussing cures, drugs and marketing strategies, he asks Elaine to join him in Paris to indulge his unique sexual appetites. 

Torn between gratitude for saving her sister, her attraction for the powerful man and compromising her pre-conceived notions of sexuality, she must decide if it's easier to feed his desires or walk away. Until she devises a plan of her own.

Renea Mason writes paranormal and contemporary erotic romances. When she isn't putting pen to paper crafting sensual stories filled with supernatural lovers, she spends time with her beyond-supportive husband, two wonderful sons and two loving but needy cats.

Her debut novel finished 2nd for Best New PNR Series of 2013 in Paranormal Cravings' Battle of the Books and received 3rd place for Best New PNR of 2013 in The PNR Guild's Reviewers Choice Awards, 2nd place for Erotica/Romantica for Write Touch Contest - Wisconsin RWA, Finalist in the Paranormal category for the Passionate Plume Contest - Passionate Ink, Finalist for Best First Book in the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award - the First Coast RWA, Finalist for best Paranormal Novel Aspen Gold Contest - Heart of Denver RWA

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