Sunday, October 28, 2012

THE TRAGEDY OF KNOWLEDGE - GIVEAWAY, SHOWCASE AND EXCERPT FROM THE GATES



Jhe Battle Comes Home


TITLE:    THE  TRAGEDY OF KNOWLEDGE
SERIES:    The Resistance Trilogy 3
AUTHOR: Rachael Wade
ISBN:         13780984020850



Synopsis

After arranging a hopeful but risky alliance during their visit to the Amaranthian realm, Camille, Gavin, and the resistance don’t have much time to recover from their failed mission. Forced to create a new strategy to achieve their goal, they embark on a different mission—one that possibly holds the missing key to their quest for victory, and their deadliest one yet.

As they attempt round two to restore peace and freedom for their kind, they must rely on help from the living, the bayous, and beyond to decipher allies from enemies, good magic from bad, and whether the source claiming to lead the way to their destiny can be trusted. Racing against the clock to solve the mystery of their fate, they find the battle has come right to their doorstep, and this time, everyone must pay a price.


Please enjoy this Excerpt from
The Gates, book 2 in The Resistance Trilogy

***SPOILER ALERT: This excerpt includes spoilers from The Gates, book 2 of the series. If you haven’t read book 2 yet, you can pick it up here.***
 “All right. Look,” he said. “I’m going to come at you again from the same angle—when you’re not expecting it—and I want you to deflect my strike this time. All it takes is one stab of this silver, and you’re instantly slowed down, do you understand? It can mean the difference between living and dying. One strike will make it easier for your attacker to land another strike, and then another. Each one making you weaker. Which means seconds until you’re completely incapacitated. Then they can do whatever the hell they want to you. Think of it as paralyzing venom.”
“Gavin. I got it. We’ve been over this.” I pulled my hair tighter in the ponytail and wrapped it with an elastic tie, positioning myself in front of him again, knees bent, arms up, stance ready.
“Then get it together. I need you focused.”
“Did I mention I really don’t like your bossy side?”
“Did I mention I really hate that you don’t do as you’re told?”
He met my stance with an amused grin, rubbing his hands over his shoulders to push up his sleeves. My gaze caught the movement, zoning in on his defined arms. I swallowed, and managed, “Do as I’m told?”
“Uh huh.” He shuffled closer with slow, easy steps. “Out here, I’m not your husband. I’m not your lover. I’m your trainer. It’s my responsibility to show you how to defend yourself. And it’s your job to listen.”
“I am listening. You just make it difficult … to stay focused.”
“Oh, yeah?” He reached out and brushed a strand of hair from my forehead, letting his fingers trail slowly over my skin while he peered down at me, licking his lips. “Why do I make it difficult for you to stay focused, love? Are you having a hard time keeping up?” Pushing the hair back behind my ear, he leaned in farther, grazing his nose against my cheek, smirking when he heard me exhale a low, shaky breath.
Damn him. “You know why.”
“Do I?” His grin widened.
“You do. And I won’t give you the satisfaction of hearing it come out of my mouth.”
“Cam,” he dragged his lips across my cheekbone to the base of my ear, “I can feel it, too. You don’t have to say it, because I’m in tune with your body like never before. We’re on the same level now. All that pent-up energy, trying to claw its way out of you …” Nipping my earlobe, he let out a low chuckle and skimmed his hand underneath the hem of my shirt, tracing the waistband of my jeans with rough, teasing fingers. My entire body came alive at his touch, blood singing, knees quaking, mouth watering. His scent was divine and his lips called to me like some wicked, elemental magic.
He knew exactly what he was doing. The bastard.
More than willing to play along, I inhaled a sharp breath and reciprocated, dragging my fingers down his torso, then back up, stopping just above his navel. His mouth still near the base of my ear, his breath hitched against my skin at the contact. Encouraged, I headed south again, rubbing and teasing, feeling him grow beneath my fingers, tilting my head to the side to expose my neck. He moaned and grazed his teeth over my shoulder and down to my collarbone, dropping his blade to the ground with a loud thud.
“You make me crazy. Do you know that?” He gripped my hips and pressed me against him. “Do you feel what you do to me?”
“It’s too intense,” I whispered, my voice breathy. I was already panting when he moved to the other side of my neck, nudging my head to tilt it in the opposite direction.
“I warned you. You had a taste back in Amaranth, right after you changed.” He started on the buttons of my shirt.
“But the pull is even harder to fight now. When you touch me … I have no self-restraint. Sometimes I feel like … like I can’t handle all the extra energy. Like I’ll detonate if I don’t act.”
“That’s part of the fun.”
“Gav … we’re in an open field.”
“Hasn’t stopped you yet.” He popped two more buttons. “I know you want me. Just relax and let me make you feel good, baby. That panic lessens when you give it an outlet.”
Shutting my eyes tight, I leaned up on tiptoe and wrapped my arms around his neck to kiss him hard, then released him and slowly sashayed in the other direction, challenging him from underneath coy lashes, the need to run singing in my veins. “Fine. And I know you want me, but you’ll have to catch me first.”
His mouth fell open and his brows raised, a surprised smile pulling at the corner of his lips; he was ready to take the bait. I surged forward into a turbo-charged sprint, clear across the field toward the woods ahead, feeling him feet behind me, fast on my trail. I blew through the edge of the brush and into the thick marsh, lifting off my feet into flight, deeper and deeper into the bayou.

About Rachael


Rachael Wade is the Amazon #1 bestselling author of the paranormal romance series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the contemporary romance, Preservation. When she's not writing, she's busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect wildlife and stop animal cruelty. Visit her at www.RachaelWade.com and www.LightsOnOutreach.com, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade. 



Connect here:
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You can find Rachael's books here
 
Now for the Giveaway








Thursday, October 25, 2012

REALM OF SECRETS - COVER REVEAL




Release Date: October 26, 2012

Author: MaryLynn Bast

Print ISBN--13: 978-1480135352   /  ISBN-10: 1480135356

E-Book ISBN-13:978-0-9857546-5-5  /  ISBN-10:0985754656

Publisher:  Werewolf Tails Publishing










Synopsis

Schadoh Aphenithea has always looked up to her older sister and willingly follows in her footsteps, venturing out into the new realm where humans and other strange creatures exist.


Unexpectedly, Schadoh meets Dakota who turns out to be her best friend and protector. With the threat of vampires invading Loxy and Earth, she will need all the help she can get when the portal to her realm is closed. She is forced to remain in the earth realm and live as a human. Something she finds is not quite as easy as it looks from the wall of mists. Schadoh must learn to co-exist in the earth realm while keeping the secret that other realms exist. 


MaryLynn Bast moved to Las Vegas in 2010 from Texas, where she grew up. She works as a consultant with a contractor for the US Military, traveling from base to base across the US and around the world. Whenever possible, MaryLynn enjoys spending time with her husband, children and friends. In her free time she writes paranormal fantasies, loves to read and travel. 





Contact Links:

Website:  http://heartofawolfseries.blogspot.com/

Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16098425-realm-of-secrets

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/MaryLynnBast 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/MaryLynn-Bast-Heart-of-a-Wolf-Series/290060734343947 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/276906255723856/ 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/MaryLynnBast 

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5783675.MaryLynn_Bast
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/MaryLynn-Bast/e/B008DU8RWC
Amazon Link: Coming Soon



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

REFLECTIONS RELEASE DAY BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY!!!!



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Today is the release day of the second book in the Whisper Cape Series, REFLECTIONS
JOIN THE FUN
Follow along the tour. There are prizes galore. 
Blog Tour Schedule
KICK OFF WITH A TWO-STOP WICKED EXTRAVAGANZA
October 24 -  http://www.rbtlreviews.com/ REFLECTIONS spotlight and Giveaway- $20 Amazon Gift Card
October 24 -  http://www.susanjeanricci.com/ - Interview/Review
October 25 -  http://reading-romances.com/ - Interview/Giveaway
October 26 -  http://ambersupernaturalandya.blogspot.com/ - Review/Giveaway
October 27 -  http://www.rachaelwade.com/ - Guest post/Giveaway
October 28 -  http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.com/ Review/Interview/Giveaway
October 29 -  http://writermirandastork.wordpress.com/ Review/Interview
October 30 -  http://beaconstreetbooks.com/ - Review/showcase
October 31 -  http://rbtlreviews.com - Guest Post/Review/Giveaway
November 1- http://foreverbklover.blogspot.com/ Review/showcase/excerpt/Giveaway
November 2- http://heartofawolfseries.blogspot.com/ Spotlight
November 3- http://www.literaladdiction.com/ - Review/Interview/Giveaway
November 4- http://www.crazyfourbooks.blogspot.com - Interview/Review
November 5- http://darkestaddictions.blogspot.com/ - Guest post/Review
November 6- http://reviewsbymolly.com/ Interview/review
November 7- http://readingbetweenthewinesbookclub.blogspot.com/ Guest post/Giveaway
Book 2 in the Whisper Cape series
Release date: October 24, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Amber Glow Books
Description:
Gerry has loved Maia from the very first moment he laid eyes on her and now that she’s pregnant with his child, he’s over the moon with happiness. Likewise, Maia is overjoyed about having Gerry’s baby, but when she starts seeing and hearing an old woman who warns Maia about the pregnancy, Maia starts to think she is losing her mind. But Maia’s nightmare has only just begun...

A most sought after beautiful woman, the talented lead singer in an up and coming rock band, sets her sights on Gerry determined to rekindle an old flame. But murder befalls the sleepy town of Whisper Cape once again, creating suspicion and betrayal, and a love once considered invincible, begins to crumble and fall apart.

Be sure to add it to your reading list on Goodreads

Don't forget to enter the contest here and also the one for the 


Wicked After Dark Blog Hop happening right now, right here!


WICKED AFTER DARK BLOG HOP - OCT. 24TH- NOV. 1ST.

Oh my, it's All Hallow's Eve, my favorite night of the year.
Welcome my pretties, both human and supernatural, to the Wicked After Dark Blog Hop
Hosted by Close Encounters with the Night Kind and Natasha Blackthorne
Don't be afraid. I won't cast a spell on you, yet.
   
 I have some goodies to offer for trick or treat!
However, I must warn you, my tricks might leave you in a bloody state.

Be sure to take Gerry's advice



and don't let this 
happen to you. 
Oh, did I scare you? Don't worry, I would never hurt you, my little pretties.
I only inflict nice pain.

For those of you who want to be NAUGHTY, I have EROTIC INTERLUDES. Two yummy short stories under the same cover. Mmm...Kinky.
Or for those of you who'd rather play it safe, a romance mixed with a few short fantasy tales you can choose BRIEF INTERLUDES for a ghostly treat.

 
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Or
You can also get your excitement with a paranormal, fantasy romance to spook you into the mood, join this giveaway that's on my blog tour (schedule here) Oct. 24 - Nov. 7 to help celebrate the release of  REFLECTIONS (Whisper Cape, Book 2).  I'm offering A SIGNED print copy of either WHISPER CAPE Book 1 or REFLECTIONS, Whisper Cape Book 2. Both are sure to make your veins burn with heat. Hmm...that's what I'm talking about.
I'll let you decide which one in the Rafflecopter below. This part of the giveaway will run for the duration of my blog tour Oct. 24th - Nov. 7th.
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Be sure to check out all the other WICKED blogs on the tour from the Linky list below


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Signed Print Copies of REFLECTIONS - A Goodreads Giveaway

I am extremely excited to announce that REFLECTIONS is being offered in a Goodreads Giveaway!



 
 


    Goodreads Book Giveaway
 
   

        Reflections by Susan Griscom
   
   

     


          Reflections
     
     


          by Susan Griscom
     
     

         
            Giveaway ends November 10, 2012.
         
         
            See the giveaway details
            at Goodreads.
         
     
   
   

      Enter to win




Enjoy this short excerpt from REFLECTIONS

Gerry braced himself, hands on the cold tile wall, as the shower’s soothing pulse flowed down his back. Maia stepped in behind him.
“Gerry?” Her voice was soft and timid.
“Yes, baby…” Her hands came around his waist and he became putty in them. “Christ, anything.”
“I’m frightened.”
That wasn’t what he’d expected to hear. There wasn’t much that scared Maia—having grown up with an older brother who had … well, the most powerful abilities Gerry had ever witnessed until Addie and Cael got together. He turned to face her, studying her eyes as water flowed over both of them.
“You know I love you Maia, more than life itself. I won’t lose you or the twins. The day you accepted me, even after I’d kept my abilities from you, was the luckiest day of my life. I’m not about to let some old hag ruin that.”
“I never had the slightest problem with your secret, though I still don’t understand why Ristéard never told you I knew about his abilities. He was my brother after all; you had to figure I knew.”
“I’d hoped you knew, but still, considering Addie hadn’t developed her powers yet, and being aware you didn’t possess any, I couldn’t take the chance.”
“Well, you’d better not keep anymore secrets.”
“If I do, I could just make you forget about them,” Gerry teased with a devilish grin.
“Hmmm … maybe I should start leaving myself notes and hiding them from you just in case.”
“Then I’d have to make you forget where you put the notes.”
Taking her face in his hands, hoping his eyes revealed the seriousness and devotion he felt, he shook his head just a little to help. “No secrets, Maia, I promise. And everything will be fine. Addie and I will make sure.”
“Okay, no more talk of old women or any other scary thoughts.”



Thursday, October 11, 2012

REFLECTIONS REVIEWS

Just gotta share. Here are the first two reviews  for REFLECTIONS (Whisper Cape, book 2) on Amazon



The WHISPER CAPE Saga continues..., October 9, 2012
By Anne Carter "StarCrossed"
This review is from: REFLECTIONS (Whisper Cape, Book 2) (Kindle Edition)When I finished WHISPER CAPE, I immediately asked the author if she was working on another and it would become a series. She told me yes, and it would be about Maia & Gerry. I was so excited and now, REFLECTIONS does not disappoint! This second book chronicles the challenges faced by this loving couple--a mystery from Gerry's past, a supernatural stalker and a shocking murder--all while they try to sort out their evolving feelings and future. Previously loved characters Addie & Cael are around to join in all the fun!


Great second book!!, October 11, 2012
By Christin L. Alley
This review is from: REFLECTIONS (Whisper Cape, Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
I finished the book last night. It was another page-turner, I had a hard time putting it down to go to sleep. The plot had a lot of great twists and turns; your character development showed great depth and it induced very strong emotions in me as a reader. I am now on the edge of my seat to read the next one, as this one was a cliffhanger ending.


And then, this morning, I woke up to see this
So I just had to share!







Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hot in Handcuffs Blog Hop October 10 - October 15




This is a hot and exciting hop! I can't wait to go check out all these blogs.

I'm offering three e-book copies of

 EROTIC INTERLUDES
a hot and sexy anthology by 
S.M. Griscom and Anabel Blue

This giveaway is International

Here is a little about Erotic Interludes

REKINDLED by S.M. Griscom

Getting away from everything and spending their anniversary aboard The Coastal King, a lavish and expensive passenger paddle-steamer that cruises the Sacramento River, is just what Maggie and Tom need to spark some excitement into their marriage. 
Little does Maggie know, Tom wants to turn up the heat in the bedroom and has far more tantalizing and erotic ideas planned for their long-awaited and well-deserved weekend. Hoping to rekindle their passion and ignite those abeyant feelings that have been preempted by the everyday pressures of life, kids, and jobs, Tom has some special activities planned that are sure to titillate Maggie’s libido more than anything she could ever imagine.

POWER PLAY by Anabel Blue

Some say sex is power. But for L.A. architect Jeannette Monroe, sex was obsession, and obsession meant giving it all away. And there was no one Jeannette would rather give it all to than her lifetime crush, Malcolm McVee. 
McVee played for passion. Love was never part of the bargain, and now he has something Jeannette wants back. Will a night of sex and power bring obsession to its knees?



Happy Reading





Under the Covers Link to the rest of the blogs







Hot in Handcuffs starts tomorrow!


Monday, October 8, 2012

A Close Encounter with the awesome Nikki McCarver



Welcome to my blog, Nikki as I once again turn the tables and interview one of my favorite book reviewers/bloggers. Thank you for stopping by my blog to let my readers get a little acquainted with you and some of the wonderful things you do for us authors. Because—and I’ve said this before—with wonderful book bloggers like you, we’d be lost and unknown, struggling to find readers for our beloved creations.
Thank you for inviting me!  It’s nice to get out of the dungeon for a while, and you have a very interesting house.  It’s like being on a boat!  Any Mermen around?  Oh!  It’s Phantom!  Hello Gerry!  You are one of the few humans I would LOVE to have on Level 3!!  Could I borrow him?  I brought Aria along with me to your blog..I hope you don’t mind.  We are trying to teach Marcus about responsibility and Aria needs a break…Don’t you baby?  You’re such a good mommy!  Aria just had her second clutch of babies, and we are having a girl’s night out.  After we leave here we are going hunting. We are hoping to add to the 7th and 12th levels tonight.  *watches as Aria scampers over to Gerry* You too Aria? 

1. Nikki, brace yourself, strange things happen here too. The background just changed and… well, you are no longer on that boat. :) You can borrow Gerry, but you must have him back by midnight or his cute little pug will start whimpering. Nikki, you run a very creative and interesting book review blog. Can you tell us how you got started?
Well, I started collecting paranormals...because well, they live forever right?  So I can play with them as long as I want and then let them go…as long as I give them time to regenerate.  I learned that early on.  So I built the dungeon to help me house them and my collection got rather extensive so I started building down.  I had a run in with some hot demons on the way down and well…I convinced them that they wanted to help me keep building.  Little did they know they were the test subjects for the bottom level..lol.  Of course Lucifer stepped in because one of them was a supposed general and ruined all the fun.  But he gave me a purple and a red demon for compensation and I let Loc go.  He still comes and visits me so it’s allllllll good!  Plus I have two more …err….”guests” to…tor….play with?  LOL.  When I am not “playing” with my pets or guests I read.  Authors make such good slave…companions.  I have a few down there visiting with me right now.

2. Okay. That certainly is nice to know. Your blog has a somewhat uh … different and unusual quality. It is always entertaining. Can you tell us a little about what makes it different and unusual?  You mean besides all the torture devices and toy boxes?  Rocking hot sex scenes?  Vast amounts of paranormal hunks and naughty demons?  And of course….my pets.

3.  Haha. Well, that would be exactly what I meant. What is it that you love most about blogging?  Discovering new authors and their creations!  After Pippa and Tarah left I had to add alien wing to the 8th level. They have to be in with the Cyborgs that aren’t allowed any electrical devices.  Silly hotties try to take over my domain all the time if they get access to a computer.

4.  What are your favorite genres to review?
I like a unique read. Genre doesn’t matter as long as its popping and interesting.  My tastes range from sexed up to sexless….just like with my dungeon..lol

5.  Are there any special requirements that you need in order to review a book?
I try to give everyone a chance, but it has to be fiction…..or a cookbook.  I can’t do Christian Lit or Nonfiction…I like my imaginary realm.

6.  What happens when you’ve agreed to review a book but it turns out to be the book from hell?  Hell?  Well Lucifer has written a few books, believe it or not, but they are rather boring.  He is big into his Golf game, which by the way is TORTURE to read about.  The demons actually write some awesome How to Torture the Unwilling and Love it, and the succubi write divine erotica….no pun intended of course.

7.  How long does it take you to set up a blog post?  
It depends on what’s going on that day and how many yummy distractions I have.  And if the Cyborgs are trying to highjack the connections…naughty naughty hotties those Cyborgs.

8.  Close Encounters of the Night Kind has a very creative and fun theme. Did you design it yourself and how did you come up with the name?
Yes, it’s all me.  I’ll give credit to Autum for the awesome design work on my dungeon and Anna for the little additives.  But the birth, creation, and theme are all mine.  I try my best to keep expanding my set-ups and coming up with different promos.  

9.  Do you have any special plans for the future of Close Encounters of the Night Kind?
Always!!  Always planning something new and fun to tantalize and entertain!!

10.  Can you tell us a little about what you offer authors?  
Fun!!  I want everyone to enjoy being on my site!!

And it is always fun at Nikki’s blog.

11.  I’ve been told this is an unfair question, and that may be true, but if you were on a desert island, what book would you like to have with you, knowing you’d be reading it over and over again?  Easy…it’s a book that hasn’t been written yet.  It’s the one where the Phantom ends up with the girl...instead of the other guy.  I have to give it up for my yummy bad guys.  I really believe the Phantom is part demon…which would explain my attraction.

12.  Some book reviewers like this and some don’t. Do you like when an author comments on your review of their book?
If you contact me and ask me to read your work and DON’T say anything? Then you end up on level 2.  Not a happy day for you.:)  It’s what the author feels comfortable with. I don’t mind either way.

13.  This is one of my favorite questions that I like to ask authors that I interview and so I’d like to know about book bloggers too. Do you have any book boyfriends? If so, who are they?

Jericho Barrons


  Phantom
  Mr. Darcy  


  Very nice. You and I have one of the same book boyfriends. (Phantom forever).

14.  What do you like to do when you are not blogging or reading? I do have a dungeon to run   Lots of yummy paranormals just dying to get me…muahahaahahha.


Here are some silly and fun questions to let the readers get to know the real you.

Do you know anyone who is famous? Does the King of Hell count?

Yes, he does.  Um… moving on…

Chocolate or Vanilla? Are we talking sex or food?????
We can leave that up to the reader.

Beach, Lake or Pool? Hmmm... I have a thing for water so all?

What is your favorite adult beverage? Rum, Tequila, or Mango Tangos!!
You and I need to hang out. :)

What is your favorite food? Lol...yes I better not answer THIS one.

Thank you, Nikki, for sharing a little about yourself here on my blog today.

Thanks so much for having me….So Aria has Gerry wrapped up….literally, but don’t worry she doesn’t like the taste of humans...much.  I’ll take him with me and extract him and bring him back.  It is a long way down so it may be a few weeks...but I will bring him back!!  Aria, you wrapped him so you carry him!

Wait!! I told you, Gerry has to be back my midnight... Aria. Aria? Damn.

Well, there you have it. An interview with the awesome Nikki from Close Encounters of the Night Kind. For more of Nikki, visit her at her blog. And if you find Gerry, please send him back. Thanks.

Happy Reading!!




















Monday, October 1, 2012

Tommy Castro in South Lake Tahoe

Excuse me while I stray away from books, reading and wrting to tell you about the awesome concert I went to last Saturday night.

Our friends invited us to help celebrate their twenty-first wedding anniversary and join them at a Tommy Castro concert at Harrah’s South Lake Tahoe. I’m really glad we said yes! The concert was amazing. The small auditorium made it extra special.

We didn’t buy our tickets at the same time as our friends, so our seats were not together. However, when we all arrived inside and found our seats, we noticed that directly behind us was a really cozy looking seating area that just happened to be empty. It had two sofas and two little tables and room for dancing. Perfect for the six of us. And they let us have it.

So enough about the seating arrangements. How was the concert?



Tommy Castro did not disappoint, singing songs like Nasty Habits – one of my favorites, he and his band, including some awesome extras, Terry Hanck, a master on the saxaphone, Debbie Davies and Jason King Roxas were amazing, with James Pace on the keyboard—man that guy can pound the keys—we were all up dancing in our little private area. Tommy has a unique voice that kills and he really has a knack for getting the crowd up and out of their seats. A very enjoyable concert and I would love to see Tommy and his crew again.



We all had a great time!