Posts in the Paranormal Romance genre

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Exclusive Excerpt: FIRE DANGER by Claire Davon

Fire Danger Claire Davon

Paranormal fans, we’ve got a gift for you, and it’s full of mythological hotties.  Claire Devon has given us a sneak peek at Fire Danger that is absolutely irresistible. And lucky us, it’s out right now!


A figure appeared in the doorway.

“Come,” Phoenix said to her. “Come meet Griffin.”

He went to the person. The men embraced like long-time friends, but still men—arms and upper body only.

“Good to see you.” Phoenix pounded the as-yet-unseen man on the back. All Rachel saw were a pair of tanned hands covered in blond hair and the outline of a sneaker.

Then Phoenix pulled back, beckoning Rachel in. She hurried through the door, wanting the protection of the hilly residence. It was only when all three of them were safely inside that she turned to the second man.

She was facing another Elemental. This one was as stunning if not even better looking than Phoenix. He was tall but not as tall as Phoenix. At a height she estimated at six foot two, he was two inches shorter than the other man. Straight dark-golden-blond hair hung past his shoulders. One long, thin braid snaked down his back. Wings poked around the sides of his body, their butter-yellow feathers appearing as soft as Phoenix’s. Classically handsome features spoke of a Northern Italian or European heritage. Wearing a black cloak, he reminded her of the characters in the TV series Highlander. All he needed was a sword.

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Q&A: Abigail Baker of THE REAPER’S SACRIFICE

The Reaper's Sacrifice Abigail Baker

So, what’s the drawback of being the site curator? Sometimes we spend more time reading the posts than getting them ready to go live. I know. Poor us. At least we know for sure this Q&A from The Reaper’s Sacrifice author, Abigail Baker is incredibly worth the wait! And unlike our Q&A, The Reaper’s Sacrifice is available everywhere, no wait needed!


FAVORITE MOVIES:

What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

  • The Breakfast Club because the tension between Bender and Claire is a hair’s breadth between a first kiss and a slap to the face!
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula with Winona Ryder and Gary Oldman. The film oozes gothic sex appeal. And those costumes? I hate clingy clothes, but, you know, I would squeeze into one of those dresses to hear a man tell me, “I have crossed oceans of time to find you.”
  • Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. Knightley is the perfect Lizzie. What? You think Jennifer Ehle was better? Don’t think I won’t cut you. I just want to hold Macfayden close and tell him his hands are cold.
  • The Crow. I realize this one isn’t a romance, but the idea that Eric returns from the dead to avenge his and his beloved’s murders is, to me, beautiful. I mean, if that’s not love, I don’t know what is. Besides, Brandon Lee? Swoons. RIP, sweet man.
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Ok. I know it was cheesy and Costner gave up on his British accent ten minutes into the movie, but I was an impressionable teenager when it came out. I can sing the Bryan Adam’s song if you’d like… “Look into my eyes…you will see… Oh, everything I do…I do it for you…” No singing? Awkward? Ok, I’ll stop.

 

Describe your favorite scene from each one (you can include a Youtube clip if you want as well).

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Guest Post: “Writing a Series With a Large Cast” by Lisa Kessler

Blue Moon Lisa Kessler

Thanks for having me visit again! Blue Moon is the 6th book in my Moon Series which centers on a werewolf pack in Reno, Nevada. I do my best to make each novel stand alone, but they all feature recurring characters from the Pack as well.

The challenge is of course is to be sure each of the members of the Pack are unique, different, and memorable. As the series expands, I also have the new mates joining the Pack, plus children.

Yikes right?

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Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Megan Bryce, Karen MacInerney, and Claire Delacroix

It’s super (not-so-secret) mid-week Deal Alert time! Why? Because we love books. Especially when we can afford them. Don’t miss these steals from Megan Bryce, Karen MacInerney, and Claire Delacroix!


To Catch a Spinster by Megan Bryce

Come back to a time when manners are everything and rules are made to never be broken. Come back to a time when men are in charge and women do what they are told…

Yeah, that never happened.

Welcome to Megan Bryce’s Regencyland, where ladies with backbone get what they want. Where a woman can thumb her nose at rules and care little for convention, and yet somehow, unexpectedly and most reluctantly, find love.

Olivia Blakesley, self-proclaimed spinster extraordinaire, is quite happy with her life. She has her studies and her duties, what need does she have of a husband? With five sisters married she knows the reality does not live up to the promise, and does not need to personally experiment with the state to know she would be ill-suited to it. However, she finds herself envious of at least one aspect of marriage. But to experience the physical side of marriage, one doesn’t need a husband, all one needs is the right man…

Nathaniel Jenkins knows his duty. Marry a young girl from a respectable family and father an heir, no matter how cold the endless parade of suitable girls leaves him. But a shocking proposal from a scholarly spinster leaves him wondering if unsuitable is just what he’s looking for. Can he convince his spinster that marriage is the greatest experiment of all?


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Exclusive Excerpt: Paige Tyler on her Favorite Scene from TO LOVE A WOLF

To Love a Wolf Paige Tyler

What was your favorite scene to write for To Love a Wolf and why?

This is a seriously tough question since every scene in the book tells a critical part of the story, and without any of them the book would fall apart. But all that being said, if pressed, I’d have to say that it’s the opening scene of the book—the entire prologue really—which has a special place in my heart.

To understand why, you need to know two things.

One, my hubby and I write together. When you read those intense action sequences—or the parts where the SWAT team is bonding over a moment that most women would consider pure insanity—you need to understand that those scenes are his influence into the joint work.

Two, you need to know that my husband spent twenty-one years in Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), better known as the bomb squad. Before I even go one step further, he wants me to point out that he’d never been asked to do anything even close to what occurs in the beginning of To Love a Wolf—thank God! But he did know many men and woman who were asked to take The Long Walk—manually approaching a suspect package known as an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). And some of them never came back from that Walk.

Because of this and his connection to these people that he knew so well, he refused to even consider putting an EOD guy in any of the books we wrote for nearly ten years. It just never seemed right to him, and he couldn’t bring himself to even start the story.

But with Cooper’s story I think he finally got to a place where he felt it was okay to go back and think about people whose names are now listed on a memorial wall at the Joint Service EOD School.

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Review: Charity Beecham Reads THE VAMPIRE HUNTER’S DAUGHTER & THE ARCADIA FALLS CHRONICLES

The Vampire Hunter`s Daughter books 1-6, and The Arcadia Falls Chronicles books 1-6, is a two part book series. It is an immaculate series that holds your attention from beginning to end. The constant action and the love triangle leave you begging for the next book.

The story begins with the tragic death of Chloe’s mother. Chloe will learn quickly that life as she knew it, is not like she knew it at all, and it would soon change forever. Her mother was killed by vampires who were sent by Chloe`s father. Before the vampires could kidnap Chloe, a team full of vampire hunters intervenes. She runs right into the arms of Drew. Drew, and the team of vampire hunters, takes Chloe to her new forever home.

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Guest Post: “The Romance of Tea” by Jamie K. Schmidt

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Nothing beats a tea party. Whether you’re sitting down with a bunch of Teddy bears or attending high tea at a fancy restaurant, there’s something sweet and romantic about tea. Hanging out at a bar for a few drinks is great, as is going to the coffee house and killing time. But making tea, real tea is a chance to show someone how special they are to you.

In my Emerging Queens series, all the dragon shifters have a hoard—something they obsess and collect. In the first book, The Queen’s Wings, Carolyn hoards books. Viola in the second book, The Queen’s Flight, has a hoard of yarn. However, in my latest release, The Queen’s Dance, dragon Queen Margery’s hoard is tea. There’s a scene in the book where she explains what makes a good cup of tea.

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Deal Alert: Tawna Fenske, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Megan Frampton

We don’t often pat ourselves on the back (about weekly, which seems fine) but the deals we found this week? The best. There’s a shirtless guy with an eyepatch and if that doesn’t scream “Buy now” at you, then 1. we need to have a talk, and 2. maybe the $.99 price tag will change your mind. Get these steals from Tawna Fenske, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Megan Frampton while they last!


The Fix Up: First Impressions by Tawna Fenske

Uncovering this sexy geek’s charm is easy. Keeping her hands off of him is impossible.

While he may look like the love child of a movie starlet and an NFL linebacker, Ben Langley has the people skills of a half-drowned porcupine. Why socialize when there are chemistry labs and bad sci-fi flicks? If he has any hope of taking the helm as CEO of the family business, Ben needs an image makeover. Pronto.

Enter Holly Colvin, owner of First Impressions public relations and branding firm, and the woman who just saved Ben from the clutches of an over-attentive sales clerk. Holly’s rebranded hundreds of companies in her career, but she’s never rebranded a person. The guy clearly needs help, though, and she’s just the woman for the job.

With the clock ticking for them both, Holly and Ben face off over wardrobe malfunctions and business jargon that sounds a lot sexier than it should. But can Holly make Ben into the man he thinks he should be without losing the man she’s starting to love?


Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.


One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild: A Dukes Behaving Badly Novel by Megan Frampton

When does proper behavior deserve a deliciously improper reward?

The scandalously unmarried Lady Margaret Sawford is looking for adventure—and is always up for a challenge. Her curiosity is aroused by a dangerous-looking stranger with an eye patch, an ideal companion for the life she longs for, no matter what Society might say. So when the piratical gentleman turns out to be a duke—and just as boringly proper as any other nobleman—she can’t help but incite him to walk on the wild side.

Well-heeled, well-mannered, and well beyond any interest in society’s expectations, the Duke of Lasham is tired of being perfect. Margaret’s lush beauty and gently laughing eyes are an irresistible temptation to embrace the imperfect—and her. But if a little misbehavior is appealing, unleashing his wild side is completely seductive—as long as the lovely Margaret is the object of his passion…

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Guest Post: “Alpha Wolves in the Wild” by Terry Spear

Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply Terry Spear

A fan sent me a picture of wolves trekking across the snow and someone explained the long order of wolves following one another on a snowy trail—three lead wolves, the old and infirmed, so that they would set the pace. They will also be the ones sacrificed in the event they were attacked from the front. Five were following the three weaker ones out front; they are the strongest. Then eleven wolves follow them. And five more of the strongest at the end, but the alpha can see everything from the very rear.

It’s not like what we might think, alpha up front, in charge, but in truth if the weakest were in the rear, they’d easily fall behind. And if anything attacked from in front, the stronger wolves would help to protect the elderly. No way would they just sit back and watch or run off with the pack. As big as this pack was, they’d fight.

But what of a wolf that is on her own in the wild with a litter of pups? She has to both fend for herself and her pups. There’s no one to take care of her. No one to take care of the pups.

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Exclusive Excerpt: I DREAM OF DRAGONS by Ashlyn Chase

I Dream of Dragons Ashlyn Chase

We’re thrilled to bring you this little taste of Ashlyn Chase’s I Dream of Dragons! This brilliant piece of paranormal romance is out April 5th, 2016!


*Thunk*

“What the hell?” Rory picked himself up off the floor beside his bed, rubbing his sore hip. Three little men dressed in green clothing stood by his bedroom door. One of them looked angry and one of them was trying not to snigger. The other seemed like a neutral party with his hands in his pockets.

“Rory Arish. You’re being charged with theft,” the angry one said.

Rory blinked and stared at the little men. “Theft, is it? What is it I’m accused of stealin’?”

“Me gold. All of it.”

Rory scratched his head. It was early morning and he’d really like to give his balls a good scratch through his athletic pants, but not in front of these relative strangers.

“Lucky, is it?” he asked, trying to put names to their faces.

“If you’re talkin’ about me name, it’s Clancy. Lucky is me brother.” The man with his hands in his pockets withdrew one and waved at him. “If you’re talkin’ about your day, I’d say this is the unluckiest of your whole long life.”

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