Posted in Book Tour, By Request

The Devil You Know by Jenna Gregoire

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE.

Following a drunken night together, the vampire Michael “Vegas” Tremayne takes off with no explanation, leaving Deziree Davanzati to wonder if they’d made a terrible mistake. Rather than obsess about it, Dez spends most of her time at Onyx, the rock club she owns and operates for the supernatural citizens of New York City. All are welcome-werewolves, witches, and anyone else willing to play nice while under her roof and pay their tab at the end of the night.

After two weeks of radio silence, Vegas returns with alarming news. For the first time in more than four centuries, there is reason to believe a pureblood demon is walking among them. They suspect someone from the the Council may be behind the creature’s return, but to what end?

With the Sentinel Stone missing, they’re down to the wire and don’t know who to trust. Will Dez and Vegas stop the demon in time? Or will Hell itself be unleashed upon the world?

 

 

About the Book

The Devil You Know
by Jena Gregoire

Series
Hellfire Series Book One

Genre
Adult
Urban Fantasy
Paranormal Romance

Publisher
Independent

Publication Date
June 5, 2018

Download Your FREE Copy Today! <– January 7th – 11th ONLY!
FREE – The Devil You Know (Hellfire #1) on Amazon
$0.99 – Speak of the Devil (Hellfire #2) on Amazon
$0.99 – Whispers in the Ether (Hellfire Anthology) on Amazon

Also Available On

 

 

Coming Soon!

DANCE WITH THE DEVIL, the third full-length installment in the Hellfire series is coming soon! To celebrate the upcoming release, author Jena Gregoire is sharing the first chapter!

CHAPTER ONE

Dez

“Say it again,” Dez purred. She watched his lips as he uttered the words she so longed to hear.

“Hot, dark, Columbian, deep inside you.” His words came out in a sensual whisper causing her mouth to water with anticipation.

“Mmmm,” She closed her eyes and tipped her head back, imagining the level of satisfaction in her near future. “Let’s do it now,” she begged, “come on, it’s been almost four months. I swore I would never go this long without it again.” She leveled a deadly stare at him to make sure her urgency was understood. “I need this, Vegas. My body needs this.”

“You’re desperate, huh?” His reply was playful.

“You have no idea.”

“Alright, but we have to take care of business first.”

“I got this.” A wicked smile crept across her face.

Coffee will have to wait just a tiny bit longer.

Turning her attention back to the task at hand, she fired several shots in quick succession, taking out the three possessed men currently stalking toward them across the wide expanse of the run-down warehouse building. Once, the complex had been home to a series of crystal meth labs, and in a not-so-bright maneuver, a group of demons had set up shop inside a band of tweakers. The condition of their bodies showed the drugs had taken their toll long before the demons came along, their mobility limited to a slow limp. Dez had watched plenty of demons function absolutely fine in bodies with broken necks and signs of advanced decay. Meth, on the other hand, actually did enough damage to limit their motor skills.

“There are two more somewhere here,” she said as she stepped over one of the fallen bodies. She could feel the presence of the other two lurking in the shadows, but the demons weren’t making any moves toward them. They were in no danger. All it would take is one command and the demons would be forced to do as she wished, which included being able to bring them to a complete standstill. However, she and Vegas both enjoyed the hunt to a certain extent, so she didn’t often use that aspect of her demon powers.

They had bounced from one city to another since her little brush with death in the desert. Although spending lots of alone time with Vegas had been fun, she had reached her breaking point and ached for the extravagantly comfortable life she had built for herself in New York. The novelty of sleeping in shitty roadside motels had long worn away, even if she didn’t have to spend it alone anymore.

Her life had changed.

She had changed.

Everything she thought she knew about who she was and where she had come from had been nothing but a pack of lies specifically designed to bring her to that fateful moment in the desert.

After centuries of belief that she had perished at her own hand following Dez’s birth, Catalina, her biological mother, had turned up to complete the charge set forth by the Daughters of Eris. The long-hidden sect of the witch covens had taken it upon themselves to usher in the apocalypse by way of unleashing a demon hoard onto the human plane of existence, and then to play the hero of the day by wiping them all out in one fell swoop. Dez’s blood combined with a heavy dose of celestial magic was the key to the second part of their plan and had it not been for Vegas, they would have succeeded in their mission.

And she’d be dead.

After spending some much-needed downtime at Charlie’s house to recuperate, she and Vegas had both become rather antsy, desperate for some normalcy. The pair set out on the road, having already sent Kade back home, and had been hunting ever since. They had come to grips with the fact that hunting demons would have to be part of their daily lives, but it had become their entire life. This last stop━a shitty little New Hampshire town made most famous by its mass production of methamphetamine━had Dez craving the comforts of home and a cup of coffee from the best café the city that never sleeps had to offer.

“I won’t even make you go out and get it for me,” she informed him. “We can just stop on the way home. We’ll stock up on coffee and those little cranberry cake things.”

“Those are good,” he agreed.

“Yes, they really are. See? You’re getting excited. I knew it.”

“Dez,” he replied, “I never said I wasn’t excited about the prospect of going home, or that I can’t be swayed by promises of the smoothest coffee in existence. I’m excited.”

“You don’t sound excited.” Glass smashed in a room down the hall pulling their attention away from a conversation which was going nowhere fast. The small betrayal of their location was all Dez needed to finish the job. She swiftly moved toward a small row of rooms along the southern wall of the structure. The boarded-up windows enclosed what she assumed were small offices once upon a time. As she passed and cleared each one, she could see that as of late, the small rooms were being used as labs, each used to cook meth. All of the rooms contained glass bottles over burners, which were connected by clear, plastic tubing. She recognized the basic setup from news broadcasts about meth labs being raided by police in the city over the last few years. As she crept from room to room, she noticed that none of the labs were active. The overwhelming smell of rubbing alcohol slammed into her with every doorway she stepped to, each room taking her breath away and making her eyes water. She couldn’t imagine living with or anywhere near that odor. Not for the first time, she found herself questioning why anyone would choose this brand of drug production to make their money. The acrid odor aside, the chemicals required to cook meth are notoriously unstable, most meth lab raids either resulting in or a byproduct of the lab exploding.

As Dez neared the end of the row of offices, she pushed her senses out into the ether. She fully expected to find the hate-fueled presence of two demon minds just beyond one of the nearby doors. Instead, she found the same dull hum she had encountered previously. At close range, drug-addled or not, the demons’ psychic energy should have been unmistakable. She started to wonder if demons weren’t the only creatures she was going to bump into in the filthy warehouse building.

Dez signaled to Vegas, indicating she wanted him directly in front of the doorway when they opened the door. She would open the door from the side, and he would be there to cover her, just in case anything particularly nasty decided it was a good day to test its luck.

She reached for the door handle. Loud enough so she was sure the room’s inhabitants heard her, she yelled out.

“Don’t move!” Any demons inside would be forced to follow her command. Anyone else would probably just assume she was a cop. She turned the knob of the door as silently as she could and pushed it. The door hinges creaked as it swung into the office.

“It’s clear,” Vegas said.

“Definitely not empty, though,” Dez replied tapping her index finger to her temple reminding him that she had felt the presence of two minds in the room. She brought her gun up in front of her and crept into the room. She quickly spun around making sure there was nothing hiding behind the door. With the exception of the large wooden desk serving as a table for the cook operation, the room was empty. She was about to close her eyes and reach out into the ether again when a tiny movement pulled her attention downward. The small gap at the bottom edge of the desk revealed a delicate human foot, and whoever it was attached to was trying their best to pull it back in hopes of not being seen. Dez pointed her gun at the wooden panel covering the front of the desk.

“Since the particular people I’m looking for wouldn’t be able to move right now, I’m guessing you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Dez tried to keep her voice calm and pleasant, which sounded completely at odds with the words coming out of her mouth. “I have a loaded sidearm pointed directly at where I assume your head would be, and if I think for one second you’re about to do anything stupid, I’ll pull the trigger. Come on out of there, nice and slow.”

There was a rustling noise under the table and a small hand gripped the edge. The dirt-caked fingernails were chewed to the quick. The delicate pixie face peering back at her, framed by disheveled brown and honey-blonde streaked hair, was not what Dez had expected. The girl’s eyes were bright blue, not that different from her own, and clear of any demons, supernatural or otherwise. Aside from her clothes being covered in dust, she was clean. Whoever she was, she didn’t appear to be the type to frequent a meth lab. Not anymore, at least. The girl’s slender arms hung at her sides, tiny pale scars the only remaining evidence of long-since healed track marks betraying her past addiction.

“Heroin?” Dez asked. The girl self-consciously grabbed her arm, covering the scars, and nodded her head slightly, never taking her frightened eyes off of Dez’s gun.

“But you’re clean, right?” The girl nodded again, a nervous twitch to her movements. “Then what are you doing here?” The girl opened her mouth to speak, but before she could get a word out, Vegas interrupted her.

“You’re not alone.” The girl turned her attention to him, her eyes widened with alarm and recognition, and she nervously shook her head. She hesitantly glanced down and waved her hand to someone unseen. More rustling and another set of tiny hands led the arrival of another girl. The new girl’s hair was dyed black, her lighter brown roots grown out far enough for Dez to know it’d been a long time since she’d seen the inside of a salon. She was in far worse shape, her gaunt appearance assuring she wouldn’t be a poster child for walking the rocky road to sobriety any time soon. Her hands twitched and she started lightly scratching her neck, probably without even thinking about it. She was younger than the first girl, but not by much if Dez had to guess. She lowered her gun and nodded to Vegas for him to do the same. Both girls relaxed but only slightly.

“How long have you been clean?” She posed the question to the older girl, knowing the question was wasted on the younger one.

“I just got my one-year chip,” the girl replied, referring to a milestone for many in addiction recovery programs.

“What are you doing here? A meth lab isn’t exactly a good place for a recovering addict to be spending their time.”

“This is my little sister’s best friend. I came here looking for her. I knew this is where she comes to buy. When no one had seen her in a few days, I figured this is where she had ended up. We’ve been stuck here since yesterday morning.” She paused for a moment, then her tone completely changed, as if she were just waking up. “Were they zombies? I didn’t believe zombies were really possible, but those were zombies, right? Those things definitely looked like zombies. We hid in here when we saw them. Her mom would kill me if I got her turned into a zombie. Did you know zombies were a thing?” Her words came out in a rush, the tangle of thoughts spilling out of her.

“They’re gone,” Vegas answered.

“But that’s what they were, right? Zombies?”

“Not exactly,” Dez replied, “but arguably similar. How many of them did you see when you came in here?”

“Three, I think.” Dez turned toward Vegas and flipped the switch. She let her demon senses take over. She felt once more for any other presences in the building. She blinked her eyes, returning them to their normal icy blue, and an excited smile spread across her face.

“That’s all of them. You know what that means.”

“Time to go home,” Vegas responded, his own smile matching hers. Dez turned back to the girls.

“So, what’s the plan here? Are you taking her back to her parents?”

“Yes but I know someone who might be able to secure her a bed at a good rehab center up north. They helped me sober up and my counselor there might be able to help her. I’ll get her home and make some phone calls.” Dez pulled her cell phone out of her pocket, opened her address book, and selected the icon to add a new record.

“What are your names?”

“Tessa,” the older girl replied, her voice shaking, “and this is Kaitlyn.”

“Nice to meet you both. I’m Dez and this is Michael. Tessa, what’s your phone number?” Dez typed in the digits as the girl read them off and clicked the save button before tucking her phone back in her pocket. “I’m going to check in with you soon, just to make sure you’re okay. If you ever need anything, anything at all, look me up at Onyx in New York City. Can you remember that? Onyx?”

“Yes, Onyx. Got it.” Her reply was polite, but the look in her eyes said she wasn’t quite sure what to make of it.

“I’ll help you out in any way I can, you just have to promise to keep that shit out of your veins. It kills people. There are much better things you can be doing with your time than pumping your body full of that shit. If you find yourself in a rut, I can give you work. There is no situation you don’t have a way out of. Consider me your get-out-of-jail-free card. Use it if you need it. Are you okay to get home or do you need a ride?”

“Um, no, we’re okay. I can get us home, I mean. Can I, um, ask a question?”

“Of course.” The girl turned her attention toward Vegas before continuing.

“Are you a vampire?” She stumbled a bit on the last word.

“I am,” he answered, no point in attempting to hide his true nature. His golden eyes instantly gave him away, but the girl had to ask.

“He’s not what you pictured?” Des asked.

“I don’t know. I thought you’d be paler or something.” She stared at Vegas for a moment before speaking again. “And, if they weren’t zombies, what were those guys?”

Dez looked to Vegas for guidance. Without any words necessary, his eyes conveyed his feelings. He felt the same way she did. How much she knew was up to Tessa at this point. The girl had seen and been through enough. If it earned her anything, it was the truth.

“How much do you want to know?”

“Just the basics, I guess.”

“They were demons. Well, people possessed by demons.” The girl stared in thought for a moment before responding.

“Demons?” Dez nodded, surprised by the girl’s lack of panic. “Wow. Bummer. Alright, well, we’re going to go home now. I’m starving and I’ve had enough weird for one day.” She quickly looked to Vegas. “No offense.”

“None taken.”

“Before you leave, what’s the name of my bar?”

“Onyx, and it’s in New York.”

“Good. Okay, be safe.” Tessa took Kaitlyn by the arm and guided her out from behind the desk. The pair hurried out the door toward the exit of the building. Dez watched them go as she and Vegas strolled toward the same exit. She couldn’t imagine losing herself to an addiction, but over the centuries, she’d watched it happen to countless numbers. She watched it ruin lives and tear families apart. But there was something in Tessa’s eyes, a spark she didn’t want to see extinguished like so many before her. Tessa had hope. She’d recovered from an addiction that could have taken her life at any time, and now her path could lead anywhere.

“Are we taking in strays now?” Vegas cocked his eyebrow at her as he wrapped an arm around her shoulder.

“No strays, smartass.”

“I know, I’m just playing with you. I think what you offered is sweet. I just don’t know where it came from. You don’t like people.”

“I don’t know. There is just something about her. Call it a gut feeling.”

“Good enough,” he replied, pulling her closer briefly to place a light kiss on her forehead. “So, dark roast?”

“For starters, I am thinking a perfect cup of medium roast. Then, maybe a mocha latte or a classic cappuccino.”

“You’re going to be bouncing off the walls of the penthouse,” he said as they strolled toward the exit.

“I can think of a few ways to burn off the extra energy.”

+Add to Goodreads

 

 

About Jena Gregoire

Bestselling author JENA GREGOIRE was born and raised in New Hampshire, USA, and despite her abhorrence for any season which dares to drop to a temperature below seventy degrees, she still currently resides there with her two children and several furbabies. Always a passionate reader, her love of urban fantasy books inevitably morphed into a love of writing them. She is currently working on two series – the Hellfire series and the Executioner series.

Newsletter  |  Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon

 

 

This promotion is brought to you by Pure Textuality PR.

 

 

 

 

Posted in By Request, Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal * 28 Dates

 ✮ ✮ COVER REVEAL ✮ ✮ ✮

28 DATES, an all-new friends-to-lovers standalone romance releases Summer 2019.

Pre-Order your copy today!
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2IsV1DS
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2y1izLj
iBooks: https://apple.co/2zJHLYR
Nook: http://bit.ly/2Nf1L9b
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2NUKjMx
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2xU12Fz
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2IsKTLf

 

In the age of apps and social media, how many dates does it take to find “the one”? The author of Knocked Up and Fake Wife swipes right on love with a captivating friends-to-lovers tale.

Caitlin Pappas is a lifelong commitment-phobe. The closest thing she’s had to a relationship in the last few years was a friends-with-benefits thing that fizzled out because the guy wanted more. So when she and her best friend design a new app that promises to find “the one” in 28 Dates, Caitlin is the perfect guinea pig. Little does she know that she may have already met her match. . . .

Jonas Reeves has tried his best to move on after Caitlin didn’t want take things to the next level. Now they really are just friends . . . without benefits. Caitlin’s even a regular at his bar, The Dirty Martini. But when he learns that Caitlin plans to beta-test a new dating app on his home turf, Jonas senses a golden opportunity to win her heart. Even if he has to slide into her DMs to do it. . . .

 

 

 

28Dates.jpg

Posted in Book Spotlight, By Request

Now Available *Lobos

unnamed (28)

hOT NEW RELEASE!
From the amazing minds of 2 bestselling authors Teresa Gabelman & Victoria Danann.

“…an explosive and dangerous triangle. You will be swept up in this fantastically written story of anger, loss, love and triumph.”

LOBOS (Big Bend Wolves) Book One

Sometimes running away takes you straight to the thing you’re running from.

The Three Rivers Pack has been deeply embedded in Kerrville commerce and society for generations. They own businesses and hold government offices, including that of sheriff. But the influx of retirees and well-to-do building second homes in the Hill Country has squeezed the shifters for room to run.

The only answer is relocation to a less populated locale and that will require making a deal with the pack that holds that territory. The alliance struck by the two alphas is blood seal, a political mating between the Lobos alpha’s daughter and the Three Rivers alpha’s son. It’s the perfect solution that benefits both tribes. Except nobody asked Fleet Ryder and Dani Alvarez if they’re willing. And they aren’t.

AMAZON—> https://amzn.to/2zkb56V

Victoria Danann and Teresa Gabelman are both award winning New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon #1 bestselling authors.

http://www.VictoriaDanann.com

http://www.TeresaGabelman.com

Posted in Book Tour, By Request

Public Speaking Super Powers

 


IF PUBLIC SPEAKERS WERE SUPERHEROES, WHAT WOULD THEIR SUPERPOWERS BE?
AND, COULD YOU DEVELOP THOSE SUPERPOWERS YOURSELF? 
Author Carma Spence asked these questions of dozens and dozens of speakers and discovered the answer was, “Yes!”

Three out of every four people suffer from speech anxiety, and research suggests that people who don’t confront and overcome that fear are less successful in their careers and lives. However, people often look at successful speakers as superheroes with superpowers they, as mere mortals, could never possess.

Drawing from extensive research and interviews with business and professional speakers, Public Speaking Super Powers will show you how to:

↪ How to overcome the fear of speaking

↪ Develop the skills needed to be a success on the stage, such as storytelling and humor

↪ Master techniques like a superhero speaker, such as audience engagement, and using your voice, body language and eye contact effectively

and much more… There is even a bonus chapter on the business of speaking.

Unleash your inner Public Speaking Superhero and communicate your message with confidence starting today!

Available to buy from….
“It’s not every day that someone puts in the amount of research, time, and care on a topic that is so misunderstood and so poorly taught by perceived influencers in the public speaking space. Carma’s unique approach to unlocking your superpowers and unleashing your speaking skills is a fresh, practical, and accessible manual for anyone who wants to break into the speaking world.”

~ Davide Di Giorgio Speaker, Coach and Author of Being Unapologetic DavideDiGiorgio.com

“Carma Spence shows readers how to unleash their inner public speaking superhero with clear, actionable steps. Packed with useful information for beginners and intermediate level speakers alike, Public Speaking Super Powers is an engaging and valuable read.” 

~ Cynthia Kersey Bestselling author, Unstoppable CEO & Founder, Unstoppable Foundation CynthiaKersey.com

“Carma Spence is the real deal. She is truly devoted to helping and empowering people in their lives, and on their speaker’s journey. Public Speaking Super Powers is a comprehensive, yet easy read. Carma’s superpower metaphor gives you the information and tools you need to help unleash your inner superhero speaker!” 

~ Bridget Brady Owner, Founder, Biz Amplifier AmpUpMyBiz.com42592193_2138633369488545_3757460866279145472_o



I BELIEVE IN YOU. YOU CAN TOTALLY DO THIS.
GET READY TO UNLEASH YOUR INNER SPEAKING SUPERHERO
AND COMMUNICATE YOUR MESSAGE AND KNOWLEDGE WITH CONFIDENCE!
 
Have you ever struggled with speaking in public? 
Are you introverted, shy or, at times, socially awkward? 
Do you find it challenging to communicate your value with confidence? 

I’m Carma Spence, and I can say I’ve struggled with all these things myself at one time. I’ve lacked self-confidence. I’ve avoided speaking before groups. I’ve even kept silent about the value I have to offer the world.

No longer. From personal experience, I know for a fact that you can be a decent speaker even if you are introverted, shy and socially awkward. And, this is one of the reasons that I’ve written Public Speaking Super PowersTM.

Public speaking is an important, possibly essential, skill to learn.

↪ It increases self-confidence and courage.

↪ It is good for business and your career.

↪ It can improve your listening skills.

↪ And, it can help you in your relationships.

Public Speaking Super PowersTM was written for beginner and intermediate speakers: Those who’ve never felt comfortable speaking in front of a group, as well as those who have just gotten their feet wet but know they still have a lot to learn.

It covers all the foundational skills and techniques needed to be a decent public speaker and provides a path for improving communication and speaking skills over time.

In this book, you will learn

how to unleash your inner public speaking superpowers
the five key speech writing skills
the six foundational delivery tools and techniques
and more!

At the end of this book, you will be able to identify your speaking strengths, as well as areas for improvement, and create a plan of action to take you from where you are now to where you want to be.

So, are you ready to unleash your inner speaking superhero and communicate your message with confidence?

42789166_2143841592301056_4315037270152314880_n
About the author

Carma Spence, author Public Speaking Super Powers, is a self-confessed “geek who speaks.” She is fiercely committed to supporting people who are introverted, shy, possibly even socially awkward as they unleash their inner speaking superhero and boldly communicate their message with confidence. Her superpower is to help her clients see what is possible for them and guiding them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, Vanquishing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

Carma is an award-winning editor and speaker, as well as International Best-Selling Author, with more than 20 years experience in marketing, public relations, and science communication. She lettered in Speech in high school and earned a Degree of Honor with the National Speech & Debate Association. She has been a member of Toastmasters (off and of) since 1989 and has earned her Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award, an award earned by completing a variety of speaking and leadership assignments in the Toastmasters program.

Public Speaking Super Powers is her fifth book and is published under the Author Academy Elite imprint.

Find the author on the following sites…
Follow the tour

Photobucket

I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

 

NOW FOR THE AUTHOR’S GIVEAWAY

 

 

Win a SIGNED paperback of Public Speaking Super Powers (US only) 
Plus 3 runner-up prizes of $5 Amazon.com GC! (Open Worldwide)
Ending on Sunday 9th December at 11.59pm EST


Enter Below and Good Luck !!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Are you a book reviewer or book blogger? Join our book tours reviewers team – Apply Here
Current book tours open for sign ups HERE

 

Posted in By Request, kindle unlimited, Now Avaiable, Uncategorized

Now Live *Hold on to Her

Now Live 3.jpg

NOW LIVE!

Hold on to Her, Book 2 in the Only Her series is #availablenow on Amazon and #freeinkindleumlimited. Pick up your copy today and fall in love with Liam and Sarah’s heartwarming and emotional story. Although this is part of a series, each book can be read as a stand-alone.

Sarah…
There’s armor around my heart for a reason. Men are idiots. I was burned by my ex in the worst kind of way, so opening myself up to another man is out of the question. Not on your life. No husband, no babies anywhere in my future. No commitments. My head knows this, but somehow when I’m around him, my heart has a tendency to forget. Why does Liam Reynolds seem to have this hold on me?

Liam…

My heart is an open book for a reason. There’s this woman. She is all kinds of wonderful, and I can see my future with her in it as my wife and the mother of my children. My heart knows she is perfect for me, but somehow when I’m around her, my head seems to forget she is a no commitment kind of girl. I’m convinced, though, that I’ll eventually wear her down. Why is Sarah Witten so dead set on pushing me away when all I want to do is hold on to her?

hold onto her paperback

Amazon Links

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2AQowNI
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2PKE2mz
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2OrBRzL
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2Dsq0jC

Posted in Book Spotlight, By Request, Review

Book Review * Choosing Heart or Home

51XJ1dUO8xL

 

book link

London
Christmas, 1889
The widowed Queen Victoria reigns over an empire on which the “sun never sets,” and London is bright with holiday decorations. Detective Rudyard Bloodstone’s career is moving along well as Holborn Station’s lead investigator. And, his year had gotten even better when he met London’s celebrated music hall star, Honeysuckle Flowers.

As he and his lady embark on celebrating the holidays, Rudyard grows homesick for Wales and his family there. He makes plans to see his parents and thinks it is the perfect time to introduce Honeysuckle to them. To his unhappy surprise, his mother paints her with a trollop’s brush. His mother is firm: he is loved and missed and most welcome in the family home but not his lady. He must choose between them and to choose means the risk of losing the other.

Biography

Chris Karlsen is a retired police detective. She spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. The daughter of a history professor and a voracious reader, she grew up with a love of hisotry and books.
An internationally published author, Chris has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa satisfying her need to visit the places she read about. Having spent a great deal of time in England and Turkey, she has used her love of both places as settings for her books. “Heroes Live Forever,” which is her debut book, is set in England as is the sequel, “Journey in Time,” the third is “Knight Blindness.” They are part of her Knights in Time series. All three are available as a boxed set on Kindle. She is currently working on the fourth in the “Knights in Time,” series. “Golden Chariot,” is set in Turkey and the sequel, “Byzantine Gold” is set Turkey, Paris and Cyprus. They are part of her Dangerous Waters series.

Her most recent release is called, “Silk” and is book one of a new series, The Bloodstone Series. It is a suspense set in Victorian London.
Published by Books to Go Now, her novels are available in digital, ebook, and Android App. and in paperback. “Heroes Live Forever” is also in audio format.

A Chicago native, Chris has lived in Paris and Los Angeles and now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four rescue dogs. A city girl all her life, living in a small village on a bay was a interesting adjustment. She’d never lived anywhere so quiet at night and traffic wasn’t bumper to bumper 24/7.
Some of Chris’s favorite authors are: Michael Connolly, John Sandford, Joseph Wambaugh, Stephen Coonts, Bernard Cornwell, Julia Quinn, Julie Anne Long, Deanna Raybourne and Steve Berry.

 

ARC Book Review : A holiday romance set in 1889 this historical romance is filled with great characters who show us the true meaning of Christmas -love, compassion and generosity  to your fellow man. As we learn a lesson about judging people by look or job description. by Rudyard mother and her treatment of Honeysuckle . As he must make the depression to choose heart or home. This book is a  must read for any historical  romance reader looking for a sweet holiday romance  to enjoy this holiday season. Lisa 

Posted in By Request, Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal * Lochlan by Esther E Schmidt

COVER REVEAL: LOCHLAN BROKEN DEEDS MC

Title: “Lochlan”

Series: Broken Deeds MC

Author: Esther E. Schmidt

Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Model: Nathan Van Dyken

Release Date: February 14, 2019

Broken Deeds MC series continues with Lochlan’s story, as tragic events of his past surface and cause unnecessary risks for himself and those around him.

Preorder links (iBooks only for now, others will follow soon):

books2read.com/Lochlan

Add to goodreads:

goodreads.com/book/show/30187555-lochlan

Lochlan can be read as a complete standalone. For a greater reading experience:

#1 books2read.com/Deeds

#2 books2read.com/Broke

#3 books2read.com/Depay

#4 books2read.com/Unforgiving

#4.5 books2read.com/Chopper

#5 books2read.com/Lochlan

Posted in Book Tour, By Request, Review

ARC Review * Saving Grace

saving grace

Release Day Blitz: Saving Grace

Author: Vi Carter

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Dates: 25th of October

Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours

Vi Carter _ Saving Grace.jpg

Blurb:

Grace knows that the only way she can survive life is to bury her past.

But nothing stays buried forever…

It’s been two years since she lost so much. Two years since she started a new life, in a new college, with a new group of friends. Two years, and now her troubles are rushing back.

When Derek walks into Grace’s life, he makes her feel things she’d hoped never to feel again. The box she hid all her secrets in is opening, and Grace might not be able to keep it shut this time.

As each of her traumas resurfaces, Grace isn’t sure having Derek at her side is enough to save her. And if he’s not, Grace isn’t sure she’ll come out the other side fully intact.

If you like “The Problem with Forever” by Jennifer L Armentrout or “Hopeless” by Colleen Hoover, then Saving Grace will feed your addiction for a romance with real-life struggles.

 

↓Buy Links↓

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2CpDs6R
FREE on Kindle Unlimited

ARC Book Review :  The phrase – If  I could have don’t something different has plagued Grace’s whole life, But she is working hard to bury it while going to school,work and living her life. But life is about to change when Derek enters her life  and secrets start to escape. This book is filled with great characters and a moving story full of pain and secrets. But Grace like her name has th Grace to pull through and forgive and accept both Derek and her brother.  Maybe it should be titled  : Grace who saves us.      Lisa 

 

 

 

Author Bio:

Be Brave. Stay Strong. Do you..jpg

When Vi Carter isn’t writing contemporary romance books, you can find her reading her favorite authors, baking, taking photos or watching Netflix.


Married with one child, Vi divides her time between motherhood and all the other hats she wears as an Author.

Vi’s main goal is to give readers the same emotional ride that she got from reading Colleen Hoover and Jennifer L. Armentrout books.

Social Media Links for Vi Carter

Website: https://www.vicarterbooks.com

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dAaZKD

Facebook Street Team: http://hyperurl.co/rh9z19

Facebook Author Page: http://hyperurl.co/yk7kib

Twitter: http://hyperurl.co/qzbewu

Instagram: http://hyperurl.co/np1khk

Sign up Arc Team: http://hyperurl.co/nrz9g7

All links: https://linktr.ee/authorvi

Bookbub: http://hyperurl.co/xupoif

Goodreads: http://hyperurl.co/qcw7g0

Sign up Beta Reader Tribe: http://hyperurl.co/ioyppg

UFB ~ Banner 2017

Posted in By Request, Review

Book Review ^Angel Collar by Anna Hague

 

 

414VJAupGfL

book link

I have it all…until he shows me more.

I didn’t intentionally spill wine all over the most beautiful guy in the room, and one look at those icy-blue eyes brings on a major lapse in coherent speech. Jordan Caldera tells me his secret and wants me to join him. This is where my journey into submission begins.

So much about BDSM freaks me out, but at the same time, I can’t help but be intrigued. When I imagine Jordan doing those things to me, I can’t resist the adventure. Mind-blowing sex aside, my life is changing at an alarming rate and getting very complicated. Between balancing my career and my best friend’s concerns, the secrets I’m keeping are killing me.

What am I willing to risk for the new lifestyle I’ve embraced…and the man I love?

My book review : I read and review lots of different types of books. And the author ask if I would read this one. I said – Sure. 

It’s a love story that resolves into a BDSM book as told by Angel to a reporter writing about alternative life style. As she talks we learn about there relationship and there lifestyle through Angel eyes. Not always perfect but loving and protected. As the new couple  work through there problems as  they adjust to being a couple and a couple in a Dom/Sub relationship. Which is two different things -you find out in the book. As the book ends does the story ends or will there be repercussion from Angel story from the reporter? I guess we wait and see and see how they handle this complication

Should you read the book ? Well if you like this kind of book -yes! If you are interested in learning more about this lifestyle ? Yes  But if this is something that offends – No -go read something else. 

 

 

From the Author : 

 

Here goes:
“Yes, Angel’s Collar is considered a BDSM book, but in reality, it’s a romance. What is more interesting is that the couple portrayed in the book is real. They are real, and their journey on the pages is real. The reason the book is fiction is because of the secondary characters and the magazine reporter. That part of the story is fiction. Everyone involved in the lifestyle is not only different but their journey to discovery is unique. Not everyone has the same story or protocol. I was surprised and flattered when they came to me and offered to tell me about their lives. Once, I knew about their lifestyle, the things about them that seemed odd to me on the surface, made so much sense, and I’m grateful for the opportunity.
I added the extra characters to be able to make the story a series. The subsequent books that will be published are romantic fiction, but Angel and Jordan are very much real people who struggled but were not willing to give up on each other.
I like them in real life, and I like them in the book. Maybe you will too.”