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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lust: A Blood Moon Rising Werewolf Romance by Lola Taylor





Lust: A Blood Moon Rising Werewolf Romance
Blood Moon Rising
Companion Novella to Book 2
Lola Taylor

Genre: Werewolf Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Indigo Dreamer Press

Date of Publication: November 25, 2015

ISBN: ISBN-10: 0983513171
ISBN-13: 978-0983513179
ASIN: B018PH0R84

Number of pages: 188
Word Count: 42,000

Cover Artist: Deranged Doctor Design

A Blood Moon Rising Companion Novella, Takes Place During the Same Timeframe as Book 2 in the Main Series

Tagline: Can love be born from hatred?

Book Description:

A WOLF WHO HAS SPENT HIS LIFE IN THE SHADOWS OF HIS PAST…

Beta werewolf—and ex–bounty hunter—Shadow knew when his Alpha commanded—er, “politely growled”—for him to attend the werewolf summit, that it was going to royally suck. Not only does he not want to fool around with all that royal werewolf bullshit, but he also knows he’s not exactly everybody’s favorite guy. Considering he ruined a lot of those werewolves’ lives in his old profession, he’ll be lucky if he can survive the weekend. Not to mention his mating Fever is driving him insane—and so is the feisty Alpha female he’s Marked as his mate.

A QUEEN OF WOLVES WHOSE REIGN IS THREATENED…

Spirited Breanna Whiteclaw is barely holding it together. With an ornery Alpha named Strider out to make her—and her pack —his own, and with her pack recovering from recent attacks by an unknown enemy, she has her paws full. Attending the summit means leaving her pack in their time of need, but as a royal werewolf, she knows she has no choice. Add to that the fact that her Blood Moon is approaching, and she has yet to find a mate—until the devilishly handsome Shadow Marks her as his own.

CAN LOVE BE BORN FROM HATRED?

Shadow never intended to go through with the mating ceremony—especially with the daughter of a man he killed. But his Fever has other plans. The more he’s around her, the more he craves her touch, longs to hear her voice, and aches to claim her.

From the moment Shadow’s Mark formed on her hand, Breanna knew her mate-bond was destined for failure. The bounty hunter responsible for her father’s death is the last wolf on this earth she could ever bind herself to forever. But if she wants to remain Alpha and save her pack, she might not have a choice. As Strider closes in on her, she finds herself relying on Shadow’s quiet strength—and craving those rough hands all over her curves.

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Excerpt:

Shadow felt her
watching him before he saw her.
His eyes
followed his senses, locking onto a tall raven-haired woman with olive skin.
Her eyes were slanted and deep brown, her brows thick and black, her lips full.
Her features made her look like an Indian princess. Tribal tattoos of black ink
covered her biceps and wrists in bands. The simplicity of her inky dress
complimented the turquoise stones dangling from her ears. She was radiant.
And pissed as
hell as she stormed over to him.
He raked his
brain, trying to figure out who this woman was.
“How dare you
show your face here, murderer!” she screeched, getting right in his face. Anger
seethed from every pore in her lovely, toned body. Not that he was looking.
Eyes upward,
mate.
He didn’t flinch
at the flung insult. He’d been called worse.
Drake stepped up
to stand beside him. “Breanna,” he said smoothly, ever the diplomat. “I see
you’ve met my new head of security, Sh—”
“I know who he
is,” she spat, still glaring at him. “He’s the man who murdered my father.”
Stunned silence
followed the statement. It was the first time Shadow had seen Drake struck
speechless. A crowd had gathered around them as people pretended to be chatting
but were secretly listening to the fight.
Freaking
rubberneckers.
Drake at last
shook his head and cleared his throat. “I’m sorry, you must be mistaken.”
“No,” Breanna
said coldly, holding Shadow’s gaze. The burning fire in her eyes only made her
more attractive. Breanna... Breanna… why couldn’t he remember who she was?
“I’ll never forget the face of the man who killed Bear Whiteclaw.”
Bear White… Oh
fuck.
This was his
daughter? Shadow remembered seeing her at his trial, giving a passionate
testimony that nearly had the jury ruling in favor of killing his ass. He
hadn’t recognized her. She’d changed in the years since they’d met. She’d grown
more into a woman.
A harder, colder
version of the tearful pup mourning over her father, a man who deserved to rot
in hell for the crimes he’d committed against mankind and paranormals alike.
Killing Bear Whiteclaw had been doing the world a favor. Instead, it had earned
him the scorn of a lot of people, including the fiery female in front of him.
Words of apology
dried up in his mouth. How did you say you were sorry for something like that?
“Miss, I—”
“What? You’re
sorry? Don’t you dare lie to me, you son of a bitch.” Her dainty hands formed
fists, which trembled at her sides. Blood dribbled between her fingers,
dripping to the floor. Her claws must have come out. He’d bet his retirement
she was itching to tear his face off. She’d probably smile while doing it.
A tall blond man
who looked as if he could bench press a bus walked up to Breanna and whispered
something in her ear. The tension eased out of her, but only slightly.
She stepped up
to Shadow, her lips brushing his cheek and making him shiver.
“If it’s the
last thing I do,” she whispered, “I’ll kill you.”
In one fluid
motion, she was gone. He watched her walk away, his body too wired from the
heat burning through him.


A fire that had
blazed to life the second her lips had caressed his skin with the threat of
death.

About the Author:

“Lola Taylor” is a pen name created for the romances I can’t show my grandma without blushing. My favorite genre to write is romantic suspense, usually involving hot werewolves, warlocks, or any other type of paranormal creature. Keep the action hot and the romance hotter—that’s my motto! I’m a horror film junkie, I still love Halloween as an adult (seriously, I think I get more excited for it than some kids do), and what precious spare time I have is spent with my family, reading (everything from sci fi to middle grade), playing the flute, painting pretty pictures, or screwing around on Pinterest or Etsy. Hailing from the South, I currently live in the Midwest with five fur babies and my hubby.





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Monday, October 28, 2019

Miss Demeanor, P.I. Series by Joanne Jaytanie


P.I.
I Love You
Miss
Demeanor P.I. Book 1
by
Joanne Jaytanie


Genre:
Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Adventure 

Rivers
don’t let rocks hold them back. River Nightingale has decided to
blow past the rocky men in her life.


She’s
played by the rules for too long—especially when it came to her
career as a cop. She was the top closer of cases for years, but
promotions in her small town cop shop went to her less productive
male counterparts. River decides it’s time to change careers. She
leaves her small town to purchase a Seattle private detective agency
and become her own boss.

Homicide
Detective Gage Hamlin takes pride in his job; he closes cases and
fosters justice. All that changed the day River Nightingale sauntered
into his office. River has him questioning his pride, his cases, and
his aversion to private detectives, especially beautiful private
detectives.

River’s
client thinks Gage got it wrong, and River is forced to prove Gage
missed a murder. Will River and Gage find a way to play nice, or will
River be forced to leave Gage behind?















Twice
As Bad
Miss
Demeanor, P.I. Book 2

For
private investigator River Nightingale, the stakes are high, and her
losses are twice as bad.


River
has already lost a partner to a better job, and now a truck has mowed
down another partner and a key informant. Her surviving crew is
reeling and dead set on finding the killer. Working with them is a
Seattle PD homicide detective, Gage Hamlin. Gage and River have been
a volatile combination since day one, but now it’s twice as tense,
as they both seek the killer and Gage struggles to keep River
alive.

On
the waterfront, Seattle is known for slinging fish, but River’s
stakeout of a seafood plant reveals that fish aren’t the only thing
being sold on the docks. And if River isn’t careful, fish aren’t
the only thing that will end up dead on the docks.

Looming
dangers lurk closer with every clue River uncovers. River’s
business, her relationship, her friends, and her life are all in
jeopardy. And the cost of solving the case is at least twice as bad
as usual.













Joanne was born and
raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy
farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to
explore the world. During her college years, she slowly crept across
the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and
finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives
with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Olympic
Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.
Joanne writes
romantic suspense, paranormal, mystery-thriller, supernatural
suspense, and contemporary romance. She loves to submerge herself in
the world of her characters, to live and breathe their lives and
marvel at their decisions and predicaments. She enjoys a wide variety
of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and of course
romance.
Joanne is a PAN
member of Romance Writers of America, (RWA), Kiss of Death, (KOD),
Greater Seattle Romance Writers Chapter, (GSRWA), Sisters In Crime
(SIC), and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, (FFPRWA). She served
as President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was Debbie
Macomber’s home chapter.












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The Saints of San Diego by Suzanne Jenkins


She's
Having a Baby
The
Saints of San Diego Book 1
by
Suzanne Jenkins


Genre:
Contemporary Romance 

Devon
Lyon has the perfect life. With childhood friend Mike Saint, they
follow a long line of Saints into the fire academy, including Mike’s
uncle who is the battalion chief. After graduation, Mike meets the
love of his life, nursing student, Aisling Murphy. The last thing she
has time for is marriage, so she talks Mike into living together.
Then, right before fire season, she finally agrees to marry Mike, and
the worst wildland fire in California history changes life for Devon
and his best friends, the Saints.






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She
was the mother of an infant from a one-night stand, but he didn’t
care, and that melted her reluctant heart. The Saints embraced her
too, doing everything they were able to welcome her into the family.
Then
a surprise would put their love to the test. When the unexpected
happened, that love would carry them through any trial.

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Roberta
and Big Mike Saint’s fourth son, Leonardo, or Leon, is a player.
Following in the footsteps of his namesake grandfather, father, uncle
and brothers he graduates from the fire academy and is hired at
Station #34 where he begins his career as a firefighter.



But
during his first week on the job, a surprise visitor, someone he
barely remembers from a one-night stand, shows up on his parents’
doorstep with demands he’s not prepared to make, including the
possibility that he could jeopardize his position at the
firehouse.

Then Ava, a beautiful neighbor with a reputation
comes to the rescue. Will Roberta and Big Mike’s animosity toward
Ava be enough to discourage Leon from succumbing to her charms? Or
will his need for her force him to grow up, once and for all?


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of Beaubien Street are truly American with a touch of fantasy. Pam of
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The Sound of Blue: Four Science Fiction Stories by Michael Duda






The Sound of Blue: Four Science Fiction Stories
Michael Duda

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Michael Duda

Date of Publication: August 16, 2019

ISBN: 978-0-9984984-0-9
ASIN: B07VQ8L9C8

Number of pages: 69
Word Count: 17,504

Tagline:  The Sound of Blue takes you on four journeys of alien discovery

Book Description:

The story “The Sound of Blue” was awarded Silver Honorable Mention by Writers of the Future, Q2 2019.

Aliens exist everywhere. They are android. They hide within the mind. They live on other planets. And they can even travel the universe using technology far beyond our understanding.

Markey VI, an android on an orbiting space station, assists an artificial intelligence. David, the A.I., ponders the question of humanity’s fate. The ultimate question is, “Should life be returned to Earth?” The answer is known as the Singular Conclusion. But the answer’s impact reaches far deeper into Markey VI’s electronic components and programmed logic than could be anticipated. And the android’s final moments bring it closer to humanity itself.

David Grayson volunteered for a project called, ‘Threading.’ Unfortunately, Threading slowly alters David’s mind. And it affects the other two subjects. But in what way? After the final test goes wrong, David unleashes a powerful ability capable of distorting time.

Shiran accuses Abian of murdering her husband. She claims that Abian tells lies about the events leading to the death. She also keeps a secret that could reveal the truth. When Abian uncovers Shiran’s secret, Shiran discovers that there is more to her simple village life than she first believed.

It’s a futuristic version of 1930s Chicago. Named Chicago VI, the shielded space city exists somewhere at the far edge of the Oberon Galaxy. And all space cities connect by jump trains, faster-than-light machines. Bobby and his dog, Mister Pleats, barely make ends meet at Chicago VI’s jump train station. But when Bobby meets an alien Xenoarchaeologist, he’ll discover that there’s more possibilities in the galaxy than shining shoes.

The Sound of Blue takes you on four journeys of alien discovery. A journey just out of atmospheric reach. To a mysterious planet and at the far end of a galaxy. And into the mind where superhuman powers wait to be untapped.


Excerpt:
Holding a modified
acoustic guitar, Markey VI sat down in a chair facing the space station’s
observatory window. There were no distracting sounds inside the room. Only a
low frequency hum could be detected nearby.
Skin sensors indicated
that the observatory maintained a constant 72 degrees Fahrenheit. It was an
optimal temperature for the operation of so many telemetry electronic
assemblies that covered the walls to the left and right. This temperature would
also be suitable for the transmission of sound waves.
David continued to argue
for the purpose of suspended chords being played on the guitar. Or any
instrument. To Markey VI, the guitar was a straight forward procedure.
“Suspension of chords is
more than just playing music in time,” David said.
“And what other purpose
do they serve?” Markey VI asked.
“It’s about tension, then
prolonging the tension. It keeps humans listening, excited, wanting more. Geez,
what do androids know?”
“But you are an
artificial intelligence. You can only predict how a human might react. How
would tension benefit you?”
“You forget I was once
human. And your creator.”
This answer was
illogical. The subtleties of being human were both inefficient and
unnecessarily complicated. The A.I.’s responses indicated a potential reset of
its system.
“Should I play for you?”
Markey VI said.
“Yes. It helps me think.”
Markey VI positioned
artificial hands over the guitar’s fretboard and bridge. David remained silent,
working on the Singular Conclusion.
This was the ninth
iteration of David’s A.I. During each new iteration, he attempted to once again
resolve humanity’s fate. The question, Should life be returned to Earth? did
not have a straightforward solution.
When this new iteration
had begun, David had told Markey VI that the process was not to be taken
lightly. It was like playing the role of Grand Creator. He had said that he was
responsible for granting new generations of people a second chance, if they
were worthy. And that was a matter of predicting behavioral outcomes in
multiple scenarios. Markey VI had offered no response.
But David’s recent
prediction efforts were now being interrupted by a second question. Had
humanity all been an unfortunate accident? If David could not come to a
satisfactory resolution soon, there would be another A.I. reset. And a tenth
iteration of David would once again work at resolving the ultimate and final
question.
“David, I will begin
playing.”
“Look down below us and
use real images to inspire you.”
From the observatory’s
vantage point, the orbiting space station could more easily monitor the Earth
through electronic means. The lifeless planet could also be viewed from a
distance. Markey VI’s synthetic eyes granted good magnification. But at
approximately 250 miles above the surface, details of what existed below were
still somewhat limited.
The station had just
moved into the light side of Earth. Below, the unfocused image of the Atlantic
Ocean ran along the coastal line of what had once been Spain.
“What is it that you
see?” David asked.
“Blue. Along a craggy
cliff.”
“What are the sounds of
blue against a cliff? Play it as music.”
“I could select a work
from my memory. Would this inspire you?”
“Surprise me.”
Markey VI processed this
request and seconds later decided on Charles Trenet’s La Mer. Initiating a
backing track, metal fingers moved flawlessly in rhythm and time over the
guitar’s nylon strings. As each chord changed, just enough pressure was applied
to harmonize with proper effect. And scales rang out notes in perfect pitch, a
singular voice that complimented the progression of music.
When finished, the
android asked if the work was played satisfactorily.
“I have made you as close
to God as possible and yet you lack a soul,” David said.
“I do not understand.”
“You don’t play. You
imitate.”
“I will stop.”
“Did you know that when
La Mer was first performed, audiences dismissed the work?’”
“I did not mean to offend
you by playing it.”
David made a laughing
sound, his voice spreading out through the mounted speakers spread across the
observatory.
“Markey VI, does the
color blue mean anything to you? Anything?”
“It has a visible
spectral wavelength of –“
“I’m talking about
concrete images conjured by the senses. I can’t taste spectral abstractions.
They don’t remind me of the woman that smelled like cherry blossoms, or a soft
kiss like a cloud’s caress, and ocean waves that softly ebbed and flowed to our
beating hearts.”
“My output data could be
modeled after several physical parameters of the landscape below.”
The observatory speakers
went silent. Only the humming of electronics could be detected.
For several minutes, the
station moved further around its orbit. The ocean shifted away as rock and
grass came into view. The tops of trees appeared in random numbers and
groupings. Hills rose and fell in no particular design or fashion.
Markey VI reviewed
photographs and paintings stored in internal memory. They were compared to the
foliage below. There was no logical reason for why humans had artistically
recreated so many images of these topographical irregularities.
Finally, David spoke
again. “I’ve reached the Singular Conclusion.”
“Are we to abort Project
Eden?”
“No. Your music has shown
me today what I can never predict tomorrow. Without flaws, without
irregularities, humanity has no meaning and no reason for hoping for something
better.”
“Their flaws caused their
own self-destruction.”
“The greatest of all
accidents. But they lived a million times more than you ever can, Markey VI.”
Markey VI stood up and
placed the guitar in its stand. Strings plinked as the instrument settled into
a resting position. The final task would soon begin. The station would be taken
out of orbit.
“I will initiate Project
Eden. A new cycle of humanity will evolve,” Markey VI said.
“And hopefully it will
resolve to something better.”
“And if it does not?”

“Then a future version of me will try to fix humanity’s
flaws, only to realize the miserable accident of a perfect android.”
About the Author:

Michael is the author of several collections of short stories. Under pen name M. Duda, his titles include We Dream at Twilight and Whispers from the Grave.

His most recent story, "The Sound of Blue," won Silver Honorable Mention from Writers of the Future. This has fueled his passion for writing fiction.

He lives in Ohio with his wife, three dogs and two cats. He writes because his cat hates him.





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Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Paladin Princess Series by Samaire Provost


The
Pirates of Moonlit Bay
The
Paladin Princess Book 1
by
Samaire Provost


Genre:
Epic Fantasy 

They
took her freedom: now it's personal.


They
assaulted her best friend.
They
stole her dignity and enslaved her, stripped her of everything she
loved, and ground her into the dirt.
Now
it's sweet payback time.
Jack
Ryan meets The Princess Bride in this epic fantasy thriller.

They
think they know her; they think they can best her.
They
have no idea what they've unleashed.
She's
going to teach them a lesson they will never forget.

The
first in the addictive, action-packed Paladin Princess series, The
Pirates of Moonlit Bay features never-see-it-coming twists and
razor-sharp dialogue.

Charlotte
has never been one to play by the rules. When kidnapped by pirates on
a ship pulled by giant manta rays, she is fearless in facing her
deadly adversaries. She must fight for her life against ruthless
enemies and fantastic beasts, while being thrust into a world of
supernatural alchemy.

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over 
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 and Game
of Throne
s,
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amazing, can't-put-it-down fantasy thriller readers have been raving
about.
Gripping & action-packed, it will swallow you
whole."

"If you love to root for the underdog and
have a craving for high paced action, then this book is for
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The
Pirate Queen
The
Paladin Princess Book 2 

The
Book of Mysteries.

According to legend, it holds the lost
knowledge of all mankind.
Charlotte wants it. Badly.


She
has her trusty troupe, a treasure map, and a worthy ship. But will
that be enough?
The
map can’t even begin to hint at what awaits them as they descend a
rocky staircase into the heart of a volcano ...
Friendships
will be tested.
Lives
will be on the line.
They
will face challenges even more deadly than the dreaded kraken.
And
they will face questions. Questions that go to the heart of their
mission – and the core of their souls ...
What
do you believe?
Who do you care about most?

Are
you worthy?
Worthy
to obtain the Book of Mysteries. Within its pages lie the secrets to
navigating the stars and curing deadly diseases.

But
can they retrieve it before they wind up dead themselves?

Find
out in the exciting sequel to The Pirates of Moonlit Bay, Book 2 of
The Paladin Princess series.









The
Lost Treasure
The
Paladin Princess Book 3 

Decaying
corpses of powerful sirens float in the sea, forming a grisly trail
toward the horror that killed them.

Mermaids
whisper about a new threat in the ocean, a menace that imperils all
the denizens of the waters, from Swerighe, to Alkebulan, to all the
undiscovered seas.
Charlotte
and her troupe, searching for clues, hear whispers of a secret
treasure that might be connected to the siren deaths. An aged merman
who has traveled farther than any other, reveals to them the tale of
a strange, strange land:
There
is a faraway land, full of steep mountains, and dangerous creatures.
The forest surrounding the tallest mountain is home to a multitude of
dread monsters, each more terrifying than the last, who hunger for
the flesh of unsuspecting travelers foolish enough to venture into
their realm. At the apex of this tall peak, which rises twenty
thousand feet, past deadly glaciers and a river of fire, is a
sanctuary watched over by a forgotten order of mystics skilled in the
art of battle and devastation. In the rear of the sanctuary is a
passage that leads into the mountain, and deep into the heart of the
Earth. At its end are catacombs guarded by a beast so dreadful that
minds will go mad at the sight of it. The door to the catacombs can
only be accessed by defeating the beast that guards it. Inside,
concealed by a hideous shroud and an ancient poison, lies the lost
treasure of El Dorado.”










The
Pirate Prince
The
Paladin Princess Book 4

The
land is dying.

Great
swaths of the northlands are growing warmer at an alarming
rate.
Wildlife
is suffering.
Monsters
from the realm of fable and legend are being released from the
glaciers, attacking villages.
And
something – SOMETHING has caused this.
A
great evil has emerged from the ice and lain this curse upon the
land.
Charlotte’s
parents – the queen and prince consort of Swerighe – have been
abducted, and the land is in an uproar. Only Charlotte and her troupe
can save the day.
But
this evil is desperate to survive.
It
will stop at nothing to take what it wants.
And
it wants her baby.












Samaire
Provost grew up in a lot of different places, and now happily resides
on the

East
Coast of America, laboring away at writing stories every day. She is
an animal lover with far too many pets, yet she still muses how she’d
like to add even more. A lover of all things night and gothic, she
also loves to read and reread her favorite books. Owned by a cat
named Tyrion, she can be found haunting the shadows and mists that
hang low over the hills of southern Virginia.








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