Friday, January 30, 2015

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Snake Eyes
By Melissa Pearl
January 30, 2015

Caitlyn Davis expects her sophomore year at UCLA to be perfect...until she walks into her dorm room to find Special Agent Zoey Kaplan of the FBI waiting for her. In that instant, she knows her idyllic year with new best friends, Nicole and Dale, along with her super hot boyfriend, Eric, is about to fall apart.

Having been forced to work with the FBI months earlier, Caity accidentally gave away her special ability to read people's emotions and know whether they were telling the truth. Now, Kaplan wants Caity to go undercover again for a secret operation that will bring her close to the sadistic Diego Mendez, a man believed to be involved in human trafficking.

Eric Shore is not a man who trusts easily. Having been burned multiple times, it’s hard for him to open up completely, but his love for Caity makes him want to try. Yet, her sudden withdrawal worries him, particularly when she chooses to spend time with her new roommate, Quella Mendez, over him. When Caity’s behavior begins to match that of her wild roommate, Eric wonders if their relationship is as strong as he believed.

As Caity struggles to maintain her relationship and do her job, she finds herself pulled further into a dangerous world that could take away everything she holds dear. Will Eric learn the truth in time to save her? Or will the man with the eyes of a snake destroy their perfect romance?

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Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books, ranging in genres from Fantasy to Contemporary Romance. She loves the variety and is excited about the books she has coming up in 2015.

"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Light of Lorelei

Light of Lorelei

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For people who picked up Sound of Sirens,  the first part of my dystopian/fantasy trilogy, a while back... good news, the sequel is out today and will be priced 99 cents until Sunday. Please click on any of the buy links underneath to check it out! :)
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There is no light without shadow,
no truth without sacrifice,
and no way to keep us all from harm.

Aska wants more out of life than being a temple girl in the St. Brandan Convent of Brandaris. Her life-long service to the Baeles-Weards is the only reason she wasn’t killed immediately after birth – she is atoning for the sins of her parents. Her Anglian mother and Skylger father were never supposed to love each other and have children, and Aska is reminded of her low status and illegitimacy by her fellow temple girls every day. 

But then she meets Tjalling, a young, mysterious, and charming Skylger fisherman who doesn’t seem to care that he is not supposed to befriend her. Soon after they meet, the island falls prey to the largest Siren attack in the history of Skylge and Aska is beginning to doubt the wisdom of the priests. If the Light in the Tower really keeps the people from harm, why are the Shriekers taking more and more lives each day? 

Adding to her inner turmoil is a secret meeting with Royce and Enna, who want to recruit her into their resistance movement, an unexpected confession from her best friend Melinda, and Aska’s realization that she likes Tjalling a bit too much for her own good. 

Soon, she is going down a road there is no turning back from, forcing her to make choices that shake the foundations of her world. 
For Aska, there is only one true choice – to bring the truth to light.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Primal Hunger Guardians #3 
Release Date: January 14, 2015 
Paranormal Romance 252 pages 

Cursed since the day of his creation, Seth has struggled with his identity. While his sanity balances on a razor’s edge, it is only a matter of time before he succumbs to the evil inside him. When realization strikes that the fiery Kaitlyn belongs to him, he must not only battle his past but fight his desire to claim her or chance killing them both. Handed a dagger as a child, Kaitlyn O’Hara has slaughtered demons her entire life. It should come as no surprise that she is also destined to save a crazy vampire. When fate reveals her true identity, she must search her heart for the courage to move forward. Katie holds the key to help save humanity. With Seth’s dark side edging closer, he prays he can keep it together long enough to protect her through the challenges she must face. However, he could prove to be her biggest threat. He fights his desire to claim her. She battles to save him. Together they wage war to protect humanity. Who will survive?

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Hi and thanks for having me today! I am really excited to be releasing the third book in this series and I wanted to share one of my favorite scene. I hope you enjoy.

Seth turned to the other two men. “Leave us.”
“Seth?” Baal stepped closer to him. “What are you planning?”
“I wish to speak to my mate. Alone.”
Baal must have been satisfied with the answer since he and Diego vanished. Katie however? Her nerves began to fray.
“What exactly are you planning?” she asked.
“Your pretty head is swimming with questions.” He stepped closer. She backed away. He pressed forward until her back hit the stone wall. “Do you fear me now?”
“You lie. I can smell your fear. Do you think I’ll harm you?”
She refused to answer, mostly because she didn’t have one.
He placed his palms on either side of her head and caged her in. There was no place to go, and his erection pressed into her. Common sense said she should have cringed, instead heat flooded to her core. Why the hell was she aroused?
“You are aroused because I am your mate. It is the way of things, and there is no stopping what the gods have deemed as fate.” He ran his nose along her neck, and she shivered. The thought that he might bite her brought both excitement and desire.
“I won’t be taking your blood, because once I do, I will not have the willpower to stay away.” He ran his fingers through her hair. “I am not a man you wish to be tied to, but there is one thing I will ask of you.”
She licked her lips and stared into his eyes. “What?”
“I’m a sucker for pain. I need to know what I’m missing. What I will never have. I need your lips pressed against mine. I want to know the taste of you on my tongue.”
He was a sucker? Maybe, she was, as well. She cupped his cheeks and pulled him closer. Her mouth locked onto his. The hard muscle that pressed against her body was a stark contrast to the softness of his lips. She opened and allowed his tongue to sweep in. He tasted of hot cinnamon candy—her favorite—and she kissed him harder. His hands moved down her arms and came to rest on her hips. Her nipples tightened and pressed against her bra, and she wondered if his erection was as painful.
Katie swore the world had stopped, and there was nothing but them and the stolen moment they shared. Her body burned, but in a different way than she was used to. It ached for him, all of him, and she had to fight to keep from ripping off their clothes and begging him to take her.
Seth broke away and left her gasping for air. Her pulse raced, and her skin grew hypersensitive. What had he done to her? She studied him and took pleasure in noting his eyes gave everything away. He desired her as much as she did him.
“That was a mistake,” he declared.
“Was it?” She didn’t think so. Matter-of-fact, nothing in her life had ever felt more right. She fisted the front of his shirt and ached to tear it to shreds. “We may both die tomorrow. Hell, it could be five minutes from now. Why can’t we simply enjoy each other?”
Seth grabbed her hands, pushed them away then took three steps back. “We cannot consummate this relationship. To do so will bring us even closer together.”
He was going to leave her hot and bothered. Bastard!
She pushed off the wall, her Irish temper flaring. “You’re right, of course. We’ll get the book and move on.” She couldn’t help but look at him and grin. “Perhaps, that sexy demon will cool my lust.” Take that, you ass!
He showed no emotion, which pissed her off even more. She stormed to the pedestal. “May we both be damned.” Reaching for the book, she removed it from its resting place.
Nothing. All remained quiet. The world hadn't stopped, at least, as far as she knew.

I hope you enjoyed a peek at Seth and Katie.


The cell door opened, and a woman walked through. Seth picked up his head to study her and recognition hit. Katie. The redhead turned to look behind her. “Lock the door, and don’t come back until later.” The gate slammed shut, and they were left staring at each other. “Are you here to feed me?” he snarled. The need to have her gone pulsed through his veins. He would show her his darkest side if need be, though he hated like hell for this to be the way she would remember him. She tipped her head, and blue eyes flashed at him. “I’m here to save your sorry ass.” Her gaze narrowed, and she thrust her hands on her hips. “If you think you can fool me into leaving you, you’ve got another thing coming, mister.” She stepped closer. “How dare you! I need you to help me so I can set events in motion. If you want to drop out of the picture, you do it after you’ve meet your obligations.” “You’re as crazy as I am.” She raised her chin. “You bet your fucking ass I am. We make the perfect pair. Now, are you gonna play by my rules?” He let a slow smile curl upward, and his fangs dropped. “You should fear me, because once I get my hands on you, I will relish pinning you down while I take every last drop of your blood. Your body will be left here on the concrete floor to grow cold while I gain strength.” He laughed. “Do you really wish to unleash my thirst on the world?” The voices started chanting. Kill her. Kill her. One rose above the others and demanded silence then whispered, Lure her in. You can finally have what you desire. Yes, yes, he could, and for once, he had to agree. His hunger twisted his gut into a burning knot. He licked his lips. “Very well. Come closer, and I’ll let you save my sorry ass.” She took a hesitant step, and her fear slammed into him, causing saliva to fill his mouth. He remained still. He’d allow her to come to him then he would pounce. He’d have to be quick because he was sure this was all a trick, but maybe, he could use her to bargain his way out. Their gazes never left each other, and before he knew it, she was within reach. He grabbed her arm, swung her around and jerked her to his chest. His cock stiffened when her tight ass brushed against him. He pushed her hair aside and exposed the silky flesh of her neck. He wanted to sink in his fangs, but instead he kissed the soft skin. She moaned, which caused him to harden further. He suckled, taking care to bring the smaller vein closer to the surface, all while the dark one screamed in his head to hurt her. Seth managed to hang onto the small, thin scrap of sanity he had left and fight back. When he could stand it no longer, he pressed his fangs against her skin and let them slide into her vein. Sweet strawberries coated his tongue then the back of his throat. His gut rumbled as the nectar reached it, and his cock throbbed. He’d never tasted anything so intoxicating in his entire existence. Even the voices sighed in relief at finally being fed. He wrapped his arms around her waist and held her firm to him. His mind hardly registered the moans that escaped her as her body experienced orgasm. Her blood continued to flow, bringing strength to his weakened muscles. She struggled against his hold, but he pinned her in place, not wanting to give up her taste. It was better than the addicts he’d drunk from and much more preferable to the blade he’d substituted in its place. Realization smacked him as her heartbeat weakened and images of Vivian lying dead on the ground assaulted his memories, yet he still drank. Then something zinged through him, and his body tingled. He lost his grip, and Katie shoved herself away. She turned to face him, blue eyes glaring. Blood still trickled down her neck from the twin punctures, and he wiped his hand across his mouth. Then dawning hit. He’d tried to kill his mate.

About the Author 

As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying. “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She would watch any vampire movie she could find. Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL. Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers.
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Monday, January 19, 2015

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Quarterback Sneak by Bianca Dean
Publication Date: 30 April 2014

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What happens when a chance encounter thrusts two very different people from very different backgrounds together? The school is going crazy with Celt Fever, and Alceo Russell is right in the middle of it. He’s on his way to leading his Division I football team to a national title, but something is missing, and to keep his head in the game, he needs to find it. Shy and timid Galynn Pierce is just trying to survive college. Always in the background and always unnoticed Galynn can’t fathom how her life is about to change.

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Excerpt 1

He could tell she didn’t like her body by the way she carried herself. She wasn’t like all the others who he’d been with. They, nameless and faceless girls one after another felt like they were conquering him. They stripped in front of him, bearing it all, not offering any hint of tease or surprise. They never wanted to leave anything to the imagination.
But Galynn, she was different. He could tell she preferred to leave everything in the mind of her beholders. How could she not be taken? Her innocent nature and timidity were so refreshing and shockingly enough to Alceo, a turn on. 

Excerpt 2

They sat smiling at each other. Galynn could feel the silence starting to smother her. “Well, thanks so much, but I guess I should get going.”
“You’re staying here tonight.” There was that tone again.
“What? Why?”
Alceo rubbed his head and looked out the window. “Uh, I don’t know if you noticed, but there's like two feet of snow outside.”
“Oh,” Galynn said as she craned her neck to look out the window.
“Yea.” Galynn noticed he didn’t look at her. “You’re staying here.”
Galynn glanced at the bed, and panic crept into her chest. “Stay here? What do you mean stay here?” She wouldn’t admit it, but her voice cracked.
“You have no place to go and if you did, it’s not like you can get there now. I will sleep on the floor.”
“Are you sure?” she asked nervously.
“I wouldn’t have asked if I weren't sure. Don’t look so scared.”
“I'm not scared,” Galynn said defensively. “I just don’t sleep in the beds of men that I’ve just met.”
“Right,” he said as he eyed her.
He reached to grab a pillow off the bed, and Galynn jumped. “See, I think you're scared of me.”
“Why the hell would I be scared of you?” Galynn pointed her chin up in the air as if to make her point. She felt like she had something to prove. Like she wasn't as affected by him as she let on. She wasn't going a very good job.
Alceo dropped to his knees if front of her and dropped his pillow to the floor.
“You ever play that game as a kid where someone holds their hand over your body getting closer and closer to the places you want them to touch, and they ask if you're getting nervous?”
“Yea. So?” Galynn could taste her heart beating in her mouth.
“I bet you wouldn’t last two minutes,” he said with a grin.
“Of course I could. I would last longer than you.” She couldn’t stop the words from falling from her lips, but she couldn’t take them back now. Why was she doing this? Why was she letting him bait her like this? Was it because he wrote her paper for him – was this what he wanted in return? She would have asked, but she couldn’t bring herself to say it out loud.
Or maybe he just got off on making girls uncomfortable. Maybe this was some sort of sick joke, and there was a camera hidden somewhere in the room. Maybe this could be a lot of things, but Galynn wanted it. She knew she shouldn’t and knew she would probably get hurt, but just a small part of her wanted to live a little.
Galynn always played the part of the conservative sweet girl. She should have gotten up and run, but part of her wanted to push to see how far she could take it. If she didn’t, she would regret it for the rest of her life. She would never have another chance to be alone in Alceo Russell’s dorm room again with him on his knees in front of her. Damn the consequences, she was going to do what she really wanted for once.
“So, you think you can beat me at this game?” Galynn raised an eyebrow and smirked. No, she didn’t think she could beat him at this game, but was she willing to take a chance? Why not?
He placed a hand on her leg. “Are you nervous yet?” Galynn could feel the heat from his hand scorching her leg through the sweatpants. She had to keep repeating to herself that she could do this. She could have lost right then, but she was going to push him as far as she could. Galynn shook her head no.

Who is this person? She thought to herself. Her actions became foreign as she spread her legs slightly.

Excerpt 3

His fingers danced along her lips as his mouth traveled to her neck. “Do you want it?” he whispered into her ear.
Galynn nodded, but it wasn’t enough. “I want to hear you say it.” His mouth captured the spot on her neck were her clavicle met the base of her neck, and her hips bucked.
“I want it,” she sighed into his neck.
Alceo slowly pushed his middle finger into her center. He could feel the puffy, swollen lips trying to pull his fingers in deeper. Galynn’s hips bucked again as he slid his finger deeper into her. He bit at her neck not caring if he would leave a mark. This girl was bunched sexuality, and someone needed to mark her.
The hand in her pants continued to dance until he couldn’t hold off any longer. He pushed two fingers deep into her eliciting cries of passion and moisture continued to coat his hand. His hands began to move faster as he heard her breath start to reach a fever pitch.
He lifted his head from her neck and watched as her emotions played plainly across her face. She was beet red, her mouth open, begging him not to stop. His thumb found her clit for the first time, and he pressed and rubbed it in furious circles. Her eyes shot open as she stared skyward.
Alceo’s mouth clamped down on her nipple, and he sunk his teeth into her flesh just as her inner walls were trying to milk his fingers for the seed that they couldn’t give her. He pulled his fingers from her body and shoved three as deep into her core as he could get them. He watched her face as she exploded on his hand, screaming and crying his name, her hand twisted in the back of his shirt.
Alceo watched Galynn’s body tense, her mouth hanging open as wave after wave of pleasure coursed through her body. Her eyes squeezed shut, and her body relaxed as her hand came to rest on the back of his head. He slipped his fingers from her pants and placed them in his mouth tasting her sweetness. He smiled as his tongue danced over her neck, a contented sigh escaping her lips.
He leaned up and looked at her face. He took in her crooked glasses; her tousled curls, her lashes lying firm against her cheeks as her eyes closed, and her skin flushed. Who knew someone could be so satisfied? He smiled at his handy work. He tried to get closer to her on the bed, but she turned to her side facing away from him.
He would have been upset but two seconds later; her breath fell into a deep rhythm. He continued to lick the sweetness from his fingers as his other arm wrapped around her.
Now what?

About the Author

Bianca Dean Bianca Dean, author of Quarterback Sneak and Wanna Play? is a native of New Jersey now living in NYC. Working on her PhD, Bianca loves good food, great movies and stimulating conversation. She's a huge sports fan, and can be found, during the appropriate season, screaming at the television, beer in hand, trying to make people that can't hear her run faster. In the off-season she can be spotted walking her dog or grabbing dinner with friends.