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How Do the Officers of SWAT Celebrate the Holidays? | Paige Tyler

The 17 werewolves/police officers of the Dallas PD SWAT Team—which can mean either “Special Weapons and Tactics” or “Special Wolf Alpha Team,” depending on who you’re talking to—are one big family. And when you throw in each of their mates, friends, and family, the group gets even bigger. And like any family, they love getting together for the holidays and having some fun. So, when Christmas comes around, the whole Pack—extended members and all—gets together and has a party.

What goes on at a Pack party, you ask?

For one thing, they eat. A lot. Seriously, werewolves can really put away the food. Which means the grills and deep fryers are going overtime when this many Pack members get together. Besides the traditional turkey and ham, they grill steaks and burgers, as well as barbecue ribs and chicken. They also have biscuits, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole to go along with all that protein. Dessert, too, of course. Cakes, pies, cookies, brownies—you name it and they’ll probably have it. Who knew werewolves had a sweet tooth?

And we can’t forget the Pack’s resident vegetarian werewolf. Lana, the heroine for WOLF HUNGER, has some special dietary needs that the rest of the Pack are keen to figure out. Even though she’s perfectly happy with all the non-meat side dishes, her mate—Max—is determined to go above and beyond for her. He’s even trying to figure out how to make a veggie-based deep-fried turkey. I’m not sure how he’s going to pull that off, but if anyone can, it’s Max!


After everyone finishes eating, which can take a few hours, they play volleyball. Now that the Dallas Pack is getting so large, that means a lot of people to include. This year they may even have to come up with a bracket system and have a playoff championship series. But it’s all in the name of fun. Yeah, it will probably be a little chilly outside, but since when is a werewolf bothered by a little cold weather?

Once the games are done and everyone gets cleaned up, they head inside for the white elephant giveaway. If you’ve never seen one of these before, it’s a game where you draw a number that decides when you get to select a present from the stack under the tree. None of the presents have tags, so you have no idea what you’re getting. It could be something completely ridiculous! Like the wolf mascot costume one of the guys got.  Even better, everyone who picks after the first person can either choose a gift under the tree or can “steal” one from the people that have already selected. That rule might seem out of place considering the Pack is made up mostly of police officers, but in this case, it’s okay. It’s all about having fun. Oh, and as you probably already guessed, the guy who got the wolf mascot costume was stuck with it!

After the party, everyone goes home with their soul mates and family. As for the alpha werewolves who have yet to find The One yet, they hang around and play more volleyball and wipe out the leftovers!


CVR Wolf HungerABOUT THE BOOK:

She’s all the wolf he’ll ever need

When SWAT Officer Max Lowry meets Lana Mason, he falls fast and hard. He’s positive she’s The One. And Max’s favorite part? Lana’s a wolf shifter too, so they can skip the awkward reveal and head straight to the happily ever after. There’s just one problem: Lana doesn’t know that she’s a werewolf.

To make matters worse, hunters with intent to kill have tracked Lana to Dallas. Max has to figure out how to keep Lana safe, show her who and what she really is—and just how much she means to him.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Paige Tyler is the USA Today bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.

Find Paige Online! Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Top 10 Vampire Movies for Halloween!

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Thanks for having me back on the Ever After Blog!

If we haven’t met before, I’m Lisa Kessler and I write dark paranormal romances with tortured heroes and strong heroines. And OMG Halloween is my favorite time of year!

Right now, Night Walker, book 1 of my Night Series is on sale! This series features my version of vampire-like creatures called Night Walkers who are descended from the Mayans. Lots of danger and sexy men with accents. Yay!

So to celebrate, I thought I’d share my top 5 must-see Vampire Movies to help make your Halloween season spooky and sexy…. Ready?


#10 – Fright Night (remake) – Okay I LOVE the original Fright Night and I was worried when they announced they were remaking it, but props to Colin Farrell, I thought he was a super sexy and super badass vampire! And I loved that Chris Sarandon had a cameo too! Fun and worth seeing!

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Romance & Murder | Erin McCarthy

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I love a good mystery. And I love a good romance. So as you can imagine, I truly adore a romantic mystery. What’s not to love? You get the unfolding mystery of a whodunit perfectly meshed with the tension of the growing attraction between the hero and heroine.

As a child, I loved shows like Moonlighting and Remington Steele. These shows were a perfect combination of solving the weekly mystery, while giving me just tidbits of the developing romance between the main characters.

This love influenced my reading choices. I read books like Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. And I eventually found current authors who also handled mystery and romance brilliantly. Authors like J.D. Robb and Janet Evanovich. I’ve even found current romance authors who deliver the gothic mystery and romance I love so much. Authors like Eve Silver and Erica Ridley.

From the gothics, I discovered I also loved a paranormal aspect to my romantic mysteries. Shows like The Originals with mystery, romance and vampires. Awesome! Even Twin Peaks, with its twisted mystery, strange romances and paranormal elements drew me right in.

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Juliet Lyons’ Top Five Current Favorite Books

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SWIPE RIGHT FOR MR. BITE

Mila Hart’s first experience with the hot new vampire dating site is a complete disaster. Turns out, her date is wanted for murder! But things turn around when she’s rescued by dashing vampire cop Vincent Ferrer. Dangerous and drop dead gorgeous, he’s just the vampire hottie Mila was hoping for.

Haunted by his past, Vincent can’t risk falling in love again, even if Mila charms him more than anyone he’s ever met. But when the killer from Mila’s first date seeks her out, Vincent is the only one who can protect her. Protecting his heart is a different story…


JULIET LYONS’ TOP 5 BOOKS

 

I love too many books to play favourites, but here are five great books I read recently and what I loved about them. As you can see from the list, my book tastes are pretty varied.

 

Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern

I read this book while I was on holiday in Scotland recently and I loved it! It’s the story of two soulmates and childhood friends, who fate seems to conspire against. The whole book is written in letters, e mails, and text messages. Initially, I wondered if this format would work for me, but it did—beautifully. ‘Where Rainbows End’ is the perfect holiday read.

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Erin McCarthy’s 80s Influences | Silence of the Ghost

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Hello, and thanks for having me at Ever After! When asked the question, “What romance movies and books influenced you?” I immediately three of three in particular from the late eighties.

  1. Nora Roberts’ HOT ICE. I read this book around sixteen years old and I loved the witty dialogue between Doug and Whitney. It had action and adventure and lots of sexual tension interspersed with snarky comments. For me it was a huge and refreshing departure from the gushy-gush.
  2. Moonlighting. This TV show was something I actually watched with my mom and we giggled our way through the whole series back in the day. Watching the byplay between the two leads was amazing. Such great comedic chemistry.
  3. Romancing the Stone. Are you seeing a theme here? I LOVE when a hero and heroine can meet each other on an intellectual level and out-wit each other.

While I love a good romance that features tons of angst, my first love is actually a good mystery paired with a dynamic duo who is working to solve the case, or escape the bad guys, or rescue a friend.  

My new release SILENCE OF THE GHOST is book two in my Murder By Design series, and Bailey Burke is both a home stager and a spiritual medium. Yep, she sees dead people. In this book her relationship with sexy cop Marner heats up as they try to solve a new series of murders based on the infamous 1930s Torso Murders.

I hope you’ll enjoy the banter!

Cheers,

Erin

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: Snow’s Surrender by Kristin Miller

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Hair black as a raven’s coat, skin as white as snow, lips as read as, blabitty-blah, blah, blah. If one more person calls me sweet and innocent, I’m losing my head.

I’ve got more pressing matters to think about. Like the fact that our wolf pack is in serious debt. If I can’t find a way to secure financing for our estate, we’ll lose our shifting sanctuary. My stepmother—wonderfully wicked as she is—has come up with a plan: seduce a rich jeweler who’s visiting for the weekend. And then, when he agrees to bond with me and make me his forever, we’ll be saved. Not such a bad deal, considering he’s crazy hot, and I’ve had a crush on him forever.

One problem: I’m not a temptress, not by a long shot. It’s a good thing my childhood best friend, Hunter, has come back into the area. He’s always been a playboy and knows how to get what he wants. He agrees to teach me the rules of seduction, but before long, I realize I’m the one being played.

Check out an excerpt from SNOW’S SURRENDER by Kristin Miller! 

SNOW’S SURRENDER is the last installment of A SNOW WHITE WEREWOLF TALE. Check out parts one and two here! 


Closing my eyes, I shake my head slowly. Because I want more of this feeling zinging through me, more butterflies, and more rain to cool my burning flesh. Why can’t things go this smoothly with other guys? Ones who are staying with the pack?

“You’re not with Malcolm this moment.” His lips brush my cheek. “What happens tonight doesn’t have to change anything tomorrow when you go back to him.”

Another kiss on my cheek, closer to my lips.

“We’re friends, aren’t we?” I say, leaning into him and the warmth of his embrace. “Even after all this, that won’t change, right?”

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Who’s the Best Boyfriend: Werewolf or Vampire?

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I’m excited to be here on EverAfter Romance today. For all you paranormal readers, I invited two special guests—Mr. Werewolf and Lord Vampire—for some fun insight into what it’s like dating a supernatural.

Juliette turns to her guests on the sofa Thank you, gentlemen, for joining me today for this interview on EverAfter Romance. Inquiring minds want to know who would be the best boyfriend for the modern girl. If you don’t mind, let’s get right to it. First question. Where would you take a girl for a romantic first date?

Mr. Werewolf: I would take her somewhere private and intimate so I could devote attention only to her. Perhaps a woodland picnic by moonlight.

Lord Vampire: That’s also where a serial killer might take her.

Mr. Werewolf: You would know, blood-sucker.

Lord Vampire: chuckles

Juliette: Okay then, Lord Vampire. Where might you take a girl for a romantic date?

Lord Vampire: My castle, of course. For a quiet, candle-lit dinner surrounded by opulence and luxury befitting her. I would treat her like a queen.

Mr. Werewolf: Not every woman cares for your money.

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GIVEAWAY and Q&A with Larissa Hardesty!

Emmy Duivel believes in true love: heart-stopping kisses, candlelight dinners, and a connection that lasts forever. But not the kind of kisses that land your date in the hospital. Emmy always knew she was different, but not in the supernatural sense. Not in the succubus sense.

Paul Andinn had only one job: watch over Emmy and make sure she doesn’t expose the supernatural world. It should have been easy, but the moment he looked away, she kissed that boy, and everything changed. 

He should be more upset. But he can’t. Not when he’s falling hard for her.

Now onto the Q&A with the author of KISS ME, KILL YOU, Larissa C. Hardesty! 


What was your favorite aspect of writing this story?

I loved writing KISS ME KILL YOU for so many reasons. But if I had to pick just one, I’d say creating my own book boyfriend. I LOVE Paul. I loved writing him and writing from his POV. Getting into his head was so easy. I hope my readers enjoy him as much as I enjoyed writing him.

Most frustrating?

The most frustrating part of this process has to be finishing the book right when the paranormal YA market flooded. I had so many rejections that said, “Love this, but I can’t sell it right now.” headdesk But persistence paid off, and the book is so much better now, under my editor’s guidance.


FIVE BOOKS

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

I’m going to go with the five books I reread regularly.

  1. Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey. I love all the books in the Pern universe, but this one was my first, and the protagonist is a musician.
  2. The Magic’s Pawn trilogy by Mercedes Lackey. I’m cheating a bit here, but not really, because they have been compiled into a single volume. LOL. This book kept me up until all hours in high school. It’s got magic, and Companions (like psychic magical horses), and a love story that rips out your heart and stomps on it before putting it back in your chest. Which sounds horrible (and it is), but it is also amazing.
  3. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. This is the HOTTEST couple in romance. Bones is so open with his feelings, and Cat just keeps pushing him away. I read this whole series every year. LOL.
  4. Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I love all of Jennifer’s books, but this is the first time I’d read a love triangle where I really thought the protagonist could go either way. I finished reading this book not sure which way I wanted her to go, which was kind of fun!
  5. I have so many books I could put here, but I’ll put another I reread a lot for two reasons. First, I reread it a lot, so I know it holds up. But second, it is really long. Like, REALLY LONG. By the time I finish rereading this one, the others will seem fresh. LOL. It’s To Light a Candle by Mercedes Lackey. This is an epic high fantasy with elves and magic and snarky unicorns, but most importantly, a reluctant hero who is also accidentally a badass.

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: Snow’s Seduction by Kristin Miller

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Hair black as a raven’s coat, skin as white as snow, lips as read as, blabitty-blah, blah, blah. If one more person calls me sweet and innocent, I’m losing my head.

I’ve got more pressing matters to think about. Like the fact that our wolf pack is in serious debt. If I can’t find a way to secure financing for our estate, we’ll lose our shifting sanctuary. My stepmother—wonderfully wicked as she is—has come up with a plan: seduce a rich jeweler who’s visiting for the weekend. And then, when he agrees to bond with me and make me his forever, we’ll be saved. Not such a bad deal, considering he’s crazy hot, and I’ve had a crush on him forever.

One problem: I’m not a temptress, not by a long shot. It’s a good thing my childhood best friend, Hunter, has come back into the area. He’s always been a playboy and knows how to get what he wants. He agrees to teach me the rules of seduction, but before long, I realize I’m the one being played.

Check out an exclusive excerpt from SNOW’S SEDUCTION below! 

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: The Darkest Corner | Q&A with Liliana Hart

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Deacon Tucker is a dead man walking. A former black ops agent, he was disavowed and stripped of all honor before being recruited as a Gravedigger. But his honor and good name no longer matter, because no one knows he’s alive, and he’ll never get the recognition he deserves. His mission is simple: save the world or die trying. And for God’s sake, don’t ever fall in love. That’s a rule punishable by death. The kind of death a man can’t be brought back from.

Tess Sherman is the only mortician in Last Stop, Texas. She has no idea how Deacon Tucker ended up in her funeral home, but she’ll eat her hat if he’s only a funeral home assistant. Deacon is dangerous, deadly, and gorgeous. And she knows her attraction to him can only end in heartache.

Deacon is on a mission to stop the most fatal terror attack the world has ever known–what’s known as The Day of Destiny–a terrorist’s dream. But when he discovers Tess has skills he can use to stop them, he has to decide if he can trust her with secrets worth dying for. And, most important, he has to decide if he can trust her with his heart.


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A man’s life was at stake, and Wolffe had already been through more than most. It was going to be traumatic enough for him to wake up in a different country, surrounded by faces he’d never seen before, and unsure whether he’d been captured by the enemy. Fishing through the lies to get to the truth would take time. Deacon knew exactly how Levi Wolffe was going to feel.

“Fuck me, this is a never-ending battle,” Axel complained. “There’s no way we’re digging this thing all the way out of the muck.” “All we’ve got to do is uncover the handles on the sides,” Deacon said.

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