Posts in the Paranormal Romance genre

Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Tawdra Kandle, and Melissa Huie

Travel to space and right back down to Earth with these deals from Jennifer L. Armentrount, Tawdra Kandle, and Melissa Huie!

Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can’t stop myself from wanting her–or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy–the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy–a human–won’t just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen…

Best Served Cold by Tawdra Kandle

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Guest Post: “The Heart of the Matter” by Anise Eden

All The Broken Places Anise Eden

With due apology to all of the writers who have labored over the books I’ve read, I have been known to flip past beautifully written passages about very important things just to find out what happens next in the romantic subplot. Even as a child, before I was reading about romantic love, what I cared about in stories were the relationships—between friends, siblings, parents and children, characters and their pets—anything that made a heart-to-heart connection.

When I wrote my first novel, All the Broken Places, I didn’t set out to write a romance, but I suppose it should come as no surprise that I did. The heart has always been where I live, and it is also where the wellspring of my inspiration lies.

One of the best things about writing romance is that the subject of love is so rich. It includes many of our most compelling human experiences—loyalty, sacrifice, intimacy, generosity, humor, forgiveness, persistence, empathy, and sympathy, among other things. Love is a dazzling kaleidoscope of our existence. Perhaps that is the reason why it has been the driving force behind so much of our behavior, including so many of our creative endeavors.

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Guest Post: “10 Reasons It’s Great to be the Heroine in a Paranormal Novel” by Tracey Martin

Misery Happens Tracey Martin

Haven’t stepped into paranormal romance yet? Don’t think it’s your cup of tea? Let Tracey Martin show you just how good it can be.

1. In worlds filled with badass magical creatures, they are the ultimate badasses. Even if they’re fully human, they need to be just as mentally (if not physically) tough as everyone around them. However you define strong, they’re it.

2. They’re smart. They may not be the most educated person in the story, but they know how to solve mysteries and fix problems like no one else.

3. On a related note, they’re usually witty. When lives are at stake, having a sense of humor always helps.

4. They get to use the coolest weapons. Sure, some of them use guns, but they get special bullets. And swords!

5. They have the most loyal, awesome friends and sidekicks.

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Guest Post: “In an ORDINARY Highland village?” by Marie Treanor

Imagine, if you will, far from the noise and chaos of city life, the wild, rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands. It’s probably raining – it usually is – and a bit cold, but you’re surrounded by scenery so beautiful and so peaceful, it makes you want to cry with awe. There are no traffic noises, no other people to be seen. The only sounds are the singing of birds as the rain eases off, and perhaps the odd bleat of a sheep.

You get back in your car and continue to drive along a single track road – winding and so narrow that if you meet a car coming the other way, one of you has to back up to a hewn out passing place, or you risk ending up in a ditch.

From the summit of a hill, you catch your first glimpse the sea. You can make out a few scattered islands, maybe the odd ferry or fishing boat.

At the foot of the hill, right on the coast, is a picturesque village: a scattering of mostly older houses, a couple of small shops, a pub, a tiny public library, a harbour with a few little boats tied up, a small, ancient church with a graveyard whose memorial stones go back hundreds of years. The signpost pointing to the village says “Ardknocken 2 miles”.

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Cover Reveals

Cover Reveal: IRRESISTIBLY YOURS by Lark Brennan

Today we have the cover reveal of Lark Brennan’s new book, Irresistibly Yourswhich will be out June 21st, 2016! It is the second in The Durand Chronicles series and we’re so thrilled to see it! Here’s a bit about the book from Lark herself: 

It’s so exciting to see finished covers for the first time, and this one for Irresistibly Yours captures the glamour, intensity, and Parisian setting of the second book of the Durand Chronicles so beautifully!

Each book in the Durand series is set in one of my favorite places. The first, Dangerously Yours, takes place in the Virgin Islands where I spent several years diving and sailing. Lex Durand’s world was further inspired by the Cousteau teams who studied marine life in the islands, but with a twist—she’s an animal telepath who can communicate with the whales and dolphins she encounters. When one of her whales vanishes, she blackmails the reclusive Bodie Flynn into helping her solve the mystery, and together they wrestle with the dark side of the beautiful Caribbean.

Where Dangerously Yours celebrates the natural world, Irresistibly Yours is set in my favorite city—Paris. The City of Lights is the ancestral home of the Durand family and the place that gives them their psychic abilities. In Paris readers are introduced to new family members and further drawn in to the tricky dynamics within the ultra-wealthy, multinational and multi-talented Durands. Readers can also see Paris for the first time through the eyes of Tate, a young American who finds herself in a world that’s not just foreign but also mysterious and extremely dangerous – much like the tall dark stranger she meets by something more than chance – Adrien Durand.

In many ways, the idea for the whole series started with Adrien, head of the Durand family and one of the most powerful psychics in the world. On a rainy January day in Paris, my husband and I were strolling down the rue du Bac when a window display of framed insect specimens caught his eye. We went into the charming little garden shop, browsed for a few minutes, and were about to leave when the woman behind the counter told us we absolutely must go upstairs. We weren’t expecting much, but it was raining and cold outside so we climbed the worn stairs and emerged among Deyrolle’s incredible collection of taxidermy animals—featuring every species from elephants and giraffes to donkeys, wolves, rabbits, and even mice–all posed as though they are having a jolly time in the elegant townhouse. Then and there I fell in love with the place and every creature in it.

Now whenever I visit Paris I pop into Deyrolle at some point, and I’ve often taken friends with me to introduce them to my favorite place in the city. Knowing how much I love the place, people began sending me magazine and newspaper articles about it. The New York Times called Deyrolle “The Shop of Wild Dreams.” A French pop star filmed a music video in the animal galleries. Woody Allen shot a scene of Midnight in Paris there. It seemed that Deyrolle was the most famous obscure place in Paris. One day I joked to my husband, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the man who owned Deyrolle could bring the animals to life when no one was around?” That imaginary man later became Adrien Durand, and Irresistibly Yours is his story.

Of course, Adrien’s Maison d’Ermonie is a much different place than the real-life Deyrolle, and his world more dangerous and magical than life on the rue du Bac. And his story is totally the product of my imagination. Still, whenever I climb those wooden stairs to the upstairs galleries, I like to pretend the animals are happy to see me again.

And now for that cover reveal! Drum roll please:

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Guest Post: “What qualities must every member of the X-OPS team possess?” by Paige Tyler

Her Fierce Warrior Paige Tyler

Some qualities are obvious. For example, agents in the Department of Covert Operations have to be well-trained to handle the tense, dangerous situations the DCO is always getting itself into. It probably helps if they’re courageous, physically fit, and tactically proficient (i.e., they can shoot straight and make good decisions under stress).

But of course, there’s more to it than that. Typically, these agents work in a team of anywhere from two to five people, usually with at least one shifter. They have to be able to work and function in a team environment. That means they have to be able to trust each other with their lives. That takes a certain kind of person, and if you have an issue working with shifters (humans who possess certain animal DNA that allows them to exhibit some of that animal’s traits and capabilities) then maybe you need to move on and do another job. DCO teams are the ultimate example of diversity in action. They blend people based on their abilities without regard to how different the people are. Color, gender, breed…none of it matters. Can you work together and do the job?

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Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Melissa Foster, Violet Duke, and Jen Frederick

Don’t miss these great deals from Melissa Foster, Violet Duke, and Jen Frederick!

Taken By Love by Melissa Foster

Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again — but she’s completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her — and the man she’s never forgotten.

Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he’s finally ready to settle down — only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he’s never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke’s past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.

A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy’s life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can’t manage a future until he puts his past to rest.

CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+

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Exclusive Excerpt

Exclusive Excerpt: ALL THE BROKEN PLACES by Anise Eden

All The Broken Places Anise Eden

We’re thrilled to bring you this little taste of Anise Eden’s
All The Broken Places! This brilliant blend of paranormal, psychological, and the romantic is available now.

All The Broken Places Excerpt—Tai Chi Class

The exercise studio was located in the church’s basement. Multicolored Indian tapestries with elaborate geometric designs hung on the walls. There was no furniture in the room, and the floor was lined with large, gray gymnasium pads. Four new faces—two men and two women—had joined Ben in the small, windowless room. They, too, wore navy-blue sweats and all appeared to know one another. After a moment of brief panic at finding myself in a group of strangers, I noticed with relief that I wasn’t getting slammed by anyone’s feelings. None of them must be in emotional distress, I concluded.

Ben waved me over to a back corner of the room. He switched on a stereo that began to play ambient music. The others spaced themselves out and stood up straight, facing the front of the room with their hands at their sides. Ben said, “Watch me and do your best to follow along. I’ll come help if you’re getting into trouble.”

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Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Pamela DuMond, Keary Taylor, and Sara Ramsey

Need a mid-week pick-me-up? We’ve got you covered with these amazing titles from Pamela DuMond, Keary Taylor, and Sara Ramsey.

Part-Time Princess by Pamela DuMond

USA Today Bestselling author, Pamela DuMond, pitched the real life Erin Brockovich story to ‘Hollywood,’ where it became the smash hit movie.

Now she brings readers Part-Time Princess a LOL Romantic Comedy, the first book in the hilarious LADIES-in-WAITING Series!

Two Princes are in love with Lucy. Too bad she’s an imposter… Lucy’s a down-on-her luck cocktail waitress desperate to find a job to keep her beloved uncle at Assisted Living. Lady Elizabeth hires Lucy to impersonate her for “ten days tops”, while she completes her pressing personal business in the States. The goal: keep Prince Cristoph of Fredonia’s wandering eye in check until the real Elizabeth can return.

In the mother of all makeovers, Elizabeth’s people transform Lucy into a reluctant ‘Lady’, and she travels to Fredonia for her top-secret job. What could possibly go wrong?

Sexy, bad-boy Prince Nicholas of Fredonia, Cristoph’s younger brother — that’s what goes wrong!

Nick has a romantic history with the real Elizabeth and wants to pick up the action with her impersonator, Lucy. She’s wildly attracted to him, but must resist—she can’t lose this paycheck!

Elizabeth’s wild, party hard, well-intentioned Ladies-in-Waiting take Lucy under their wing, and get her in more trouble. Dreamy Nick’s courting her hot and heavy, but Prince Cristoph proposes marriage.

What’s an imposter girl to do?

A modern day, sexy tale with romance, twists and turns, laughter, a few tears, and a Happily-Ever-After ending (just not the way you expected it!)

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Guest Post

Guest Post: “Falling in Love With Ireland” by Colleen Halverson

Through The Veil Colleen Halverson

I first fell in love with Ireland through its music. Irish music is full of rich descriptions of its rolling hills, its crystal lakes, its misty shores. In spite of all the songs I had heard, and all the pictures I had seen, nothing could prepare me for the sublime beauty of the west, which is where I ended up in my early twenties with nothing but my red Kelty backpack strapped to my shoulders. After a wild cab ride into Killarney, I wandered through the cobbled streets overwhelmed by the sights and sounds all around me. A music festival was in full swing, so the town was bursting with young people, drinking, laughing. The sound of fiddles and tin whistles poured from the dark entryways of smoke-filled pubs (this was when you could smoke in pubs. Dating myself here!), and I ducked inside one of these establishments. Inside, I received my first lesson in the Irish art of good craic. Craic is an Irish Gaelic word that’s difficult to translate. It means something like “good times,” generally mixed with music and several rounds of pints. Ireland is legendary for its hospitality, and if you’re open and willing to receive her many gifts, the country will welcome you with open arms.

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