Posts in the Paranormal Romance genre

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Q&A: Jessica Lee of UNDYING DESTINY

Undying Destiny Jessica Lee

Guys, we have such a mid-week treat for you! We got to pick the brain of one of our favorite paranormal romance authors. Don’t miss our Q&A with Jessica Lee, author of Undying Destiny!


What was your favorite aspect of pulling all of these stories together?

Great question. You know, I think it would be getting to dig deeper into who these men are that formed the Enclave. I adore a tortured alpha male, and getting to pull back the veil on the Enclave men and watch them fall for their women was so much fun.

 

Most frustrating?

The most frustrating…? Life getting in the way of telling their stories. It was a long time between books two and three and four, so it was frustrating for me to have to wait so long to get back to my Enclave warriors.


FIVE BOOKS

If you could only read five books for the rest of your life, what five books would they be, and why?

Oh wow! Tough question. Gah! If I had to choose, I would say it would have to be the last five novels in Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series. I fell so hard for those Highlanders!

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Essential Beginnings Kennedy Layne
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Guest Post: Paige Tyler’s Favorite Character From HER TRUE MATCH

Her True Match Paige Tyler

That’s easy. It’s Trevor Maxwell, the snarky, occasionally inappropriate coyote shifter whose been showing up in the X-OPS Series here and there.

Trevor was originally only going to have a bit part in Her True Match, even though his book is coming up next in the series. But then he got involved in checking out a possible hybrid research facility in Maine, and from there, things got a little bit out of hand.

Much of this had to do with the fact that the Department of Covert Operation (DCO) needed to get one of their agents into a psychiatric facility to see if there were some evil people up there trying to cook up a new batch of hybrids. The critical issue at hand here is that the DCO thought the best way to get someone deep inside the facility was if that person needed to be committed. When it came to finding someone who could pull off that role easily, it was Trevor.

Not too sure what that says about him.

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Guest Post: “Earning That Happily Ever After” by Lisa Kessler

Wolf Moon Lisa Kessler

Thanks for having me back on the EverAfter Romance blog! If we’ve never met, I write dark paranormal romance, and my devoted readers will tell you, I like my characters to earn their Happily Ever After.

What does that mean? One of my favorite parts of a romance is that big black moment. We’ve been building up to it the whole book. Will they or won’t they? Whatever they fear most, we’re going to face it. I yearn to see them grow into the people I know they can be. This is usually the moment in a book that can bring tears to your eyes.

My poor husband has found me sobbing in the kitchen more than once as I face having to write that scene. By the time I get there, I love my characters, and I don’t want to hurt them, but for me, it’s that huge moment when love really does cause a transformation. That’s when the happily ever after is only as delicious as that dark time is painful.

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Sisters in Love Melissa Foster
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Exclusive Excerpt: BEAST RISING by Angela Addams

Beast Rising Angela Addams

WARNING: This excerpt is too hot for work. Nothing says ‘wild’ quite like an erotic romance with a paranormal twist. Make sure no one’s around and kick back and enjoy this excerpt from Angela Addams!


The only way he could find solace was in the arms of his mate. Mayhem took the minutes that he had to be alone with Hannah and used them to love her.

He ran his fingers through her hair, sweeping the wet strands from her bare shoulder. “You showered.”

After his meeting with Aubrey, he’d tracked Hannah down, knowing his time was limited. That important things would demand his attention.

“I needed time to unwind.” Hannah’s smile was sad but tender. “Lots of intense emotions swirling around down there.”

He rubbed his thumb over her bottom lip, cupping her face at the same time. “What do you feel now?”

She giggled a little. “I feel like things are going to get very interesting.” Her smile faded as she reached her hand to trail a line from his brow to his jaw. “I feel your sorrow. I’m so sorry, Mayhem. Whatever you need from me…”

“I need you to love me, Hannah. That’s all I’ve ever needed.” He bent and kissed her, sweetly, tenderly as he wrapped his arms around her waist and lifted her off the ground. “Let me think of something else for a minute.”

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Autumn Thorns Yasmine Galenorn
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Guest Post: “10 Ways Lacey and Alex Celebrate the Holidays!” by Paige Tyler

Wolf Unleashed Paige Tyler

In my newest release Wolf Unleashed (SWAT Series), we get to see how Lacey Barton, veterinarian by occupation, heroine by nature, becomes The One true love for Dallas Police Department SWAT Officer—and werewolf—Alex Trevino. Their story will make you laugh, cry, sigh, and completely fall in love with them.

Now that Lacey and Alex are together, and she’s officially part of The Pack, here are ten things on their holiday to-do list!

  1. This will be Lacey and Alex’s first Christmas together, so they’ll spend the morning lazing around the apartment treating themselves to breakfast in bed, then exchange gifts.
  1. Later, they’ll head over to spend the day with the extended Pack family at the SWAT compound, along with their two dogs, Tuffie and Leo, for Christmas dinner. That means lots of food on the grill with some smokers and deep-fryers to boot. Werewolves eat a lot, so there are going to be enough turkey, burgers, hot dogs, and barbecue to feed an army.
  1. A party at the SWAT compound wouldn’t be a party without playing some volleyball. Alex and the other guys are going to need some exercise to burn off all those extra calories, right? Since it’s Christmas, it’s probably going to be cold outside, but something tells me the SWAT hunks will be taking their shirts off anyway.
  1. After the game, they’ll head inside to exchange presents with family and friends, which now includes the entire extended SWAT family. Because there are so many people, the gifts are typically small, but meaningful.
  1. While Lacey isn’t off from work and the veterinary clinic is closed for the holiday, after the party, she and Alex stop by to check on the animals to make sure they’re all doing okay.

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Guest Post: “Paranormal Heroes” by N.J. Walters

Drakon's Promise N.J. Walters

I’m a writer, but I am also a reader. I love to curl up with a good book and lose myself in a story. Like any reader, I have my favorite heroes. They’re usually the emotionally or physically wounded, the anti-heroes, those tough men who don’t believe they could ever be anyone’s hero. Flawed and sometimes broken, they nevertheless stand head and shoulders above the usual leading men.

There are far too many to list them all, but here are five of my favorite paranormal romance heroes.

  1. Rhage from J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I admit that I put off reading this series when it first came out because the blurb from the first book just didn’t hook me. But it kept getting such great reviews I ended up reading the first three books one after another, and I fell in love with the brotherhood, but most especially with Rhage. He’s handsome, but it’s not his looks that drew me in. It was his tortured soul and his huge capacity for love. How can you not love a vampire who can morph into a purple dragon to save the people he loves?
  1. Kaleb Krychek from Nalini Singh’s Heart of Obsidian. I was a huge fan of her Guild Hunter series, but had never read any of her Psy-Changeling series. Then I read about Heart of Obsidian and bought it, even though it meant starting in the middle of a series. Kaleb is arguably the most dangerous man on the planet. The only person he ever loved was kidnapped and it has taken him years to find her. The ones who took her from him will pay, even if it means he has to lay waste to the world.

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Exclusive Excerpt: THE ROMAN by Sylvain Reynard

The Roman Sylvain Reynard

We don’t toss around the word “gripping” that often, but for this excerpt of Sylvain Reynard‘s The Roman, we are more than willing to make an exception! Seriously, we might have stopped breathing a little toward the end. But you won’t have to hold your breath for long. The Roman releases December 6th!


Raven wished she had one of William’s relics. Commander Borek had seen to it that her sister Cara received medical attention, but he hadn’t done so out of compassion. He’d done so because he feared the Curia.

Raven needed to bolster her defenses.

“Commander Borek.” She lifted her voice, evading the soldier who was supposed to carry her.

The commanding officer ignored her.

“Commander Borek,” she repeated, louder.

He turned his head in her direction, as did the remaining members of their party.

“We need to leave,” he growled. “Or you’ll end up dead.”

“I need a sword.” She extended her hand.

He stared at her incredulously. “No.”

She took a few limping steps in his direction. “I’m not afraid to fight. What if we encounter ferals?”

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Exclusive Excerpt: BREATH OF FIRE by Amanda Bouchet

Breath of Fire Amanda Bouchet

Have you ever read a book that has just one sweet moment of perfection so good, you want to keep reading for hours? We found a favorite tiny moment in Amanda Bouchet’s Breath of Fire, and we won’t tell you when it pops up. Just read and enjoy!


We assemble in the Athena courtyard after breakfast on the fourth day. Griffin and I are already mounted, but the rest of Beta Team—Kato, Flynn, and Carver—are still finishing their good-byes, strapping on the last of their gear, and readying their horses. If I’m not mistaken, Flynn is moving slowly because he keeps shooting discreet glances toward Jocasta from under lowered auburn brows. Carver, his long, leggy gait slower than usual, only just left his family under the shaded arcades that band the castle’s ground floor like an ornate, marble ribbon. And Kato, all blond hair, blue eyes, and corded muscle, moves with casual purpose and lionesque indolence—unhurried in his stride but powerful and inherently ready for action. Despite the stakes of the journey, none of them seems to feel any real urgency to leave.

I don’t like lingering over farewells, and their lagging makes me feel like I have ants in my pants. It’s all I can do not to start hopping in the saddle. Panotii is champing at the bit, and so am I. He prances sideways and bumps into Brown Horse. Brown Horse doesn’t move an inch and regards us with calm, intelligent eyes. He’s so much like his rider that I almost laugh.

Unable to hold back a smile, I drink in Griffin with my eyes. Actually, I look at Griffin all the time. I think about him even more, and every time I do, it’s like a wild kick of adrenaline straight to the heart. It’s distracting. He’s distracting.

A tingling warmth spreads beneath my skin. “I can’t wait to gallop.” I haven’t been outside the city walls since Ios. Panotii and I need to stretch our legs, see for miles, and feel the wind in our faces. It’s good for a horse. For a person who’s been confined to a cage, it’s cathartic. Castle Sinta and its grounds may be big, beautiful, and full of Griffin, but in some ways, it’s still a cage. Real freedom is answering to only yourself, and being responsible for no one. Since that’s a moral vacuum, none but the truly wicked are ever truly free.

That must be how Mother feels—free.

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Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: H.M. Ward, S.M. Shade, and Kelly McClymer

It’s raining, it’s pouring, it’s…actually not the worst day on the world. But you know what? You deserve a treat on average days too. Get these steals from H.M. Ward, S.M. Shade, and Kelly McClymer while they last!


Demon Kissed by H.M. Ward

By New York Times bestselling author H.M. Ward
Book #1 in the bestselling Demon Kissed series

Seventeenth birthdays aren’t supposed to suck, but mine does. Literally. Before I know what’s happened a guy knocks me to the ground and tries to suck out my soul. With a kiss. That’s all it takes with his kind. This next part is embarrassing–I thought this guy was my boyfriend. Screw that, I thought he was human, but those creepy, blood red eyes suggest I was mistaken.

This is it, the end of my sucktacularly short life–killed by a creature that’s half vampire, half demon, and smokin’ hot. Killed by a kiss. It sounds poetic until it happens to you.
The world fades to black, but just as I accept my fate, someone saves me. At least I think he saved me, because I’m still alive. It isn’t until much later that I learn what really happened and exactly what it cost me.


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