Monday, April 27, 2015

Manday Hotties

It is Monday, ladies. Ready for the Hotties?! 
 I hope you'll have a brighter, happier day. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kick Back Saturday

Hi everyone!
 
Welcome to Kick Back Saturday! In my opinion, one of the best ways to spend a Saturday is to curl up with a book, a delicious cup of coffee or cocktail, and hang out with my writing partner, my sweet pup, Kelly!
Join me every Saturday for a book blurb and a new, tasty drink recipe - coffee or cocktail...?
Take up a book, mix a drink, and kick back.  

The Book

Highlander Untamed (MacLeods of Sky Trilogy #1) by Monica McCarty

1215919
Goodreads
Description:
Rory MacLeod is a bold and powerful Highland Chief with only one allegiance—to his clan. He vows revenge against the rival MacDonald clan, though duty demands a handfast marriage to Isabel MacDonald—a bride he does not want and has no intention of keeping. But Rory couldn't have anticipated the captivating woman who challenges his steely control, and unleashes the untamed passion simmering beneath his fierce exterior.
Blessed with incomparable beauty, Isabel MacDonald is prepared to use every means possible—including seduction—to uncover her husband's most guarded secrets. Instead Rory awakens Isabel's deepest desires and her sweetest fantasies. Now Isabel has found the happiness she's always dreamed of with the very man she must betray, and discovers that passion can be far more dangerous than revenge.

(From Goodreads)

The Drink

Rob Roy
Rob Roy

Ingredients


  • 2 ounces blended Scotch whiskey
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: lemon or orange twist

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well for about 20 seconds, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist a piece of lemon or orange peel over the drink and use as garnish.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Pure Jonel's Review of A Bewitching Christmas

With the upcoming release of Surrender to the Chase right around the corner, don't miss out on the first book with the Under Realms Assassins series, A Bewitching Christmas.

Pure Jonel ~ Confessions of a Bibliophile gave A Bewitching Christmas 5 of 5 stars! Read her review below and don't pass up the chance to get the first book for 25% off  from All Romance eBooks before Surrender to the Chase  (Under Realms Assassins #2) hits the ebook stores on May 12th!

Greene introduces us to a variety of different supernaturals and really develops those that we meet closely in this story. The concept and strength of vampire claiming is apparent to anyone reading and made me fall in love with Cole a little more. She also develops the notion and workings of the assassins in a way that readers can understand it and connect with it. It all worked directly into the plot of the story, one which kept me on my toes, between the suspense and palpable chemistry between the characters. Greene is a visually descriptive author who really brings this all to life in a vivid manner. The well written, polished presentation makes it a joy to read.
I felt for both the main characters in this story from the moment that they were introduced. It wasn’t pity, but rather an emotional connection with them based on what they’d been through. I liked seeing both characters’ perspectives on the goings on. Not only did it add to the character development, but it also added a great deal of fun and heat to the story. The intense chemistry between the characters really drives the story forward.
This novella is fun for Christmas, or at any time of year. Greene has created a unique & unforgettable story for those who love hot supernaturals.
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.



Book Description:
It has been seven years since Analette Dyson stopped practicing magic and headed to New York, where she created a new life, complete with a fabulous job, an apartment in Central Park West, and a sexy werewolf fiancé. She never planned on returning to her small home town in Maine, but when she learns her grandmother is ill, she decides to pop over for a visit and what better time than Christmas? Excited for her fiancé to meet her family, they head up a day early.
Worst idea ever!
After doing some last minute Christmas shopping, Analette returns to their hotel to find her fiancé in bed with another woman. Cursing the universe for her never ending bad luck with men and dreading telling her family about her cheating fiancé, she heads to the bar to self medicate.
Not one to celebrate the holidays, vampire and assassin, Cole McRae, has followed a lead to a rustic town in witch territory. But after a few days of research and waiting for his target to show, he begins to suspect he has wasted his time. That is, until he meets a curvaceous blonde with bewitching green eyes at the local bar. One night with the enchanting Analette could make this useless trip well worth his time.
Their passion is undeniable and unbeknownst to them, their fates are intertwined. Magic and romance will strike on Christmas, changing their lives forever.
~ A Holiday Novella, Erotic~
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-abewitchingchristmas-1374092-139.html

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Twitter Thursday


Share the Goodreads link and a line from your current read, recent release, or work in progress in the comments below.




~“The Under Realm Syndicate actually has vampire assassins,” she whispered, her voice shaking.~


23300590
May 12th, 2015
Surrender to the Chase
(Under Realm Assassins #2)

A year after the tragic death of his close friend and fellow assassin, Ethan Halstead is ready to take up his sniper rifle once more. But his first assignment is nothing he ever expected. Ethan must hunt and retrieve a beautiful, spirited, alluring werewolf.

Knowing no other way to escape an arranged marriage, Fraya flees from her pack. As she contemplates slipping across the border and heading to South America, she is captured by a dangerously seductive vampire who plans on escorting her back to her family. Even as Fraya vows to make Ethan’s mission as difficult as possible, she can’t resist the riotous desire he sparks within her.

But Ethan isn’t the only predator that peruses Fraya. A powerful rival pack’s alpha wants to make her his mate. Will Ethan be able to keep Fraya safe and return her to her pack? Or will he surrender to temptation and claim Fraya as his own?

~ Novella ~


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Review of A Touch of Darkness

A Touch of Darkness (Darkness Chosen #2)
by Christina Dodd
846616
Amazon       B&N
3 of 5 Stars

Description:
Handsome, powerful Rurik Wilder holds the power to transform himself into a fierce bird of prey-a gift that's caused death and destruction.

At last he's offered the chance to redeem himself. Only one woman stands in his way-a beautiful writer determined to wreak revenge on the assassins who murdered her family. Assassins, it's been rumored, who have powers no human should ever possess...
(Goodreads)

Review:

The Darkness Chosen series by Christina Dodd is a new take on the traditional shape-shifter romance. The first book within the series, Scent of Darkness, was intriguing and here I am, reviewing the second book with the third on my shelf.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sexy Snippets

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub
Tuesdays just got sexier!
(intended for readers 18+)

Share a sexy excerpt from your current read. 

http://amandajgreene.blogspot.com/2015/04/extended-excerpt-surrender-to-chase.html
May 12th
~ Fraya bit his lower lip and he groaned. She felt his fingers clawing at her through her jeans. She wished he’d shred the denim along, shove her panties aside and take her. Would he bite her? Oh, God, she could only hope he would sink his fangs into her throat as he claimed her body.
She slipped her hands under his shirt. The hard muscles of his stomach tensed and quivered beneath her teasing fingers. She ran her nails his sides and smiled against his lips when he growled.
Fraya gasped for air when he released their kiss. Ethan trailed his lips over her jaw and down her neck. He pressed a hard kiss against her throat. Her pulse spiked when the points of his fangs teased her jugular. Oh, he made her burn. She yearned for the cool touch of his hands and the hard press of his body. Her hips rocked against him when he nibbled and sucked on the sensitive skin between her neck and shoulder. ~



Surrender to the Chase (Under Realm Assassins #2)

A year after the tragic death of his close friend and fellow assassin, Ethan Halstead is ready to take up his sniper rifle once more. But his first assignment is nothing he ever expected. Ethan must hunt and retrieve a beautiful, spirited, alluring werewolf.

Knowing no other way to escape an arranged marriage, Fraya flees from her pack. As she contemplates slipping across the border and heading to South America, she is captured by a dangerously seductive vampire who plans on escorting her back to her family. Even as Fraya vows to make Ethan’s mission as difficult as possible, she can’t resist the riotous desire he sparks within her.

But Ethan isn’t the only predator that peruses Fraya. A powerful rival pack’s alpha wants to make her his mate. Will Ethan be able to keep Fraya safe and return her to her pack? Or will he surrender to temptation and claim Fraya as his own?

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23300590-surrender-to-the-chase

Monday, April 20, 2015

Manday Hotties

It is Monday, ladies. Ready for the Hotties?! 
 I hope you'll have a brighter, happier day. 

Be sure to check out the participating sites.

The Romance Reviews

The Romance Reviews