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2 week tour with Twitter Shouts June 5 – June 19

The Tour Giveaway will be: PDF copies of I’ll Be Damned and Saved by the Spell
(We will draw winners from the comments on the posts from our Blog Hosts on the sites listed below)

’ll Be Damned, Book 1 of the Anna Wolfe Series

Genre: Paranormal Romance
ASIN: B00FM0NRKI
Book Length: 437 pages
Publisher: Nevermore Press

DESCRIPTION

A sister kidnapped.

An impending war between Heaven and Hell looming around the corner.

A Grand Witch who has no idea what she is.

The Prince of Darkness’s obsession in claiming her.

Two sinfully gorgeous men pulling her in two different directions.
As the owner of the coffee shop Deja Brew in Savannah, Georgia, Anna thought her life was ordinary. That is until her sister is kidnapped by a demon, prompting two handsome men to march into her life unexpectedly. Valen, the sinfully gorgeous, overprotective werewolf who is Anna’s sworn guardian and Roman, the most handsome and powerful Warlock in the entire Netherworld.
Suddenly, her world is stripped of everything she knows and replaced with frightening news about who she really is – a powerful Grand Witch. Now, it’s up to her to draw out her dormant magic, rescue her sister and stop an impending heavenly war threatening to eradicate the human race all while staying alive.

EXERPT

…Searing, damp stones press into my cheek, squishing my other eye closed. I sit up, wiping the nasty grime off my face. The slickness of it makes me wince. God knows what it is. I try to take a deep breath, but fail. Breathing is a chore in the dense, blistering air. It feels like I’m inhaling globs of boiling water. I stand, allowing my limbs time to regain their balance. Suddenly, I’m running down a passageway without any light to guide me… Thousands of butterflies take flight in my stomach as a current of air swiftly engulfs me. I’m falling at a high rate of speed, like the dip in a roller coaster, minus the excitement and safety harnesses. I try to scream, but panic hijacks my voice. I hit the bottom hard, miraculously unscathed.

I stand, wiping a sticky substance off my jeans. I try not to dwell on it. Lifting my arms, I extend them in front of me, searching for a doorway. My hands grope over the hundreds of clammy bricks surrounding me like the bottom of a well. In the loud silence, I hear my name, but Janie isn’t calling me. This voice is lower than a whisper, almost inaudible. Am I losing my mind? Confinement in closed quarters and pitch-black darkness have been known to do that. Again, I hear my name… Anna… It echoes off the tightly enclosed walls, and smacks my ears. It grows louder before abruptly stopping. A velvet voice soothes my sore ears, but makes me jump backwards. The back of my head rams the wall, forcing me to slink onto the ground. My muscles tense and my entire body begins to throb. I prop myself against the bricks, hoping it will cease. I attempt to fold my legs into my chest, but they rebel in pain. I focus my thoughts on survival, rather than the insects I know must be blanketing the ground…

Saved by the Spell, Book 2 of the Anna Wolfe Series

Genre: Paranormal Romance
ASIN: B00FS1RPLSBook Length: 174 pages

DESCRIPTION

Two worlds in danger.

A Grand Witch behind bars.

A stunning Werewolf and a devilishly handsome Warlock’s pursuit for her affections.

You think you have it bad? Grand Witch Anna Wolfe awakens to find herself imprisoned by Micah, the Prince of Darkness. Micah’s on a quest for world domination—and it’s not just the Netherworld that’s in danger. The human world is threatened as well. Now, it’s up to Anna to escape from Micah’s clutches so she can locate The Scholars and an ancient book before both fall into the wrong hands.

With a fiercely loyal Werewolf and immensely powerful Warlock by her side, what can go wrong?

A lot apparently.

If fighting off the Prince of Darkness wasn’t enough, Anna’s emotions are a whirlwind, as she battles between what fate demands and what she actually wants.

Goodreads link to book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18659357-saved-by-the-spell

EXERPT

…His magic continues its course through me, draining all of mine. I need to resist… to fight him. I have to do something before he has the chance to completely snuff me out or find The Scholars. My jaw clenches and my hands roll into tight balls. My shoulders tense, preparing myself for the upcoming battle. I focus all of my energy into stopping him. Bit by bit, my magic shoves its way past his like a bully on a schoolyard. His grip stiffens. A trickle of blood glides down the side of my forearm from his piercing fingernails.

“Go ahead, Anna, fight me. I guarantee it will only hurt you more.”

I throw every memory and emotion Micah has created or tarnished, tossing them into the raging furnace of hate burning inside of me. I slam my eyelids shut and Valen’s face pops inside my head. I need to get back to him. I squeeze my eyes tightly, channeling all the vigor I have, hoping to push Micah out. A fissure breaks right down the middle of his magic, allowing mine to explode to the surface. I feel his power retreat as mine conquers his. I flip my eyes open, stealing a glimpse of his face…

 

Kicking It by Faith Hunter, Kalayna Price, CHLOE NEILL and many more! (With GA)

Review copy received from: PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
Rating: 4 stars
Time: 9x 30 min: 4 1/5 Hours

Description

Featuring stories by SHANNON K. BUTCHER * RACHEL CAINE * LUCIENNE DIVER * CHRIS MARIE GREEN * CHRISTINA HENRY * FAITH HUNTER * CHLOE NEILL * KALAYNA PRICE * ROB THURMANNew York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine has modern-day potions witches Holly and Andrew facing off against a firebrand politician who wearsliterally killer boots in a Texas-sized rodeo of trouble.Boot-loving Cadogan vampire Lindsey must team up with off-again, on-again vampire partner Luc when a woman from her past is targeted by supernaturals in New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill’s all-new adventure.And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman features Trixa Iktomi from her Trickster series dealing with magical vengeance and magical footwear.Taking kick-ass urban fantasy literally, USA Today bestselling authors Kalayna Price and Faith Hunter bring together the best of the genre to once again prove when you’re fighting supernatural forces, it helps to keep your feet on the ground.

Review

Kicking It is one hell of a Kick-ass urban fantasy!

This collection of amazing stories is always fun to read. They all take about 30 minutes so you can stop whenever you like, read each as in-between, between books or just storm through the whole collection of kick-ass stories with as main theme the boots. Featuring stories by FAITH HUNTER * KALAYNA PRICE * RACHEL CAINE * CHLOE NEILL * ROB THURMAN * SHANNON K. BUTCHER * LUCIENNE DIVER * CHRIS MARIE GREEN * CHRISTINA HENRY

I was hoping on some small stories to relieve some waiting time for the series by Faith Hunter and Chloe Neill but instead of my well addicted kick-ass characters these stories where about other characters from those series like for instance the Boot-loving Cadogan vampire Lindsey and vampire partner Luc (Chloe Neill) not really my favorites but fun to read about.

All stories are more Urban Fantasy than Paranormal Romance.

Some sort stories where better than others for instance: The bestselling author Rob Thurman who features Trixa Iktomi from her Trickster series dealing with magical vengeance and magical footwear. I personally have not read the Trickster series but really got interested after this introduction. It was fun and fast paced with a good combination of all to seduce you to read more in that small amount of pages.

If your a big fan of the paranormal romance than you maybe get a little disappointed this is more of an Urban fantasy collection but one fantastic one. This book is a fun book to get yourself for the holidays. And maybe after reading some of these stories you get triggered to read more by one of these fantastic authors. Enjoy!

Giveaway

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Giveaway is US ONLY (no PO Boxes) and runs Nov. 18th to Dec. 13th.

Shannon K. Butcher has penned more than eighteen titles, including the paranormal romance series the Sentinel Wars, the action-romance series the Edge, and a handful of romantic suspense novels and works of short fiction.

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Black Arts (Jane Yellowrock, #7) by Faith Hunter

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who always takes care of her own—no matter the cost…

When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace.

Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy—one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

Things you need to know about Jane and Faith Hunter!

3. Why don’t you write more SEX???

My sex scenes suck. Wait… Not what I meant. Actually, I am very picky about sex scenes and I want them to fit who Jane is and who she is going to be. I don’t want Jane to do something that is counter to her beliefs and to her subconscious knowledge of the people around her, and what they want out of her. I want her to make a wise decision the next time she takes someone to her bed.

12. So far you have SKINWALKER, BLOOD CROSS, MERCY BLADE, RAVEN CURSED, DEATH’S RIVAL, BLOOD TRADE, and now BLACK ARTS. How many do you plan to write?

I have contracts for two more, which will bring the series to ten. If the sales are there, perhaps I can see as many as 15 total. But there will certainly be an end to the series. And then? I don’t know. Traditionally, spinoffs are not successful and publishers tend to avoid them. But… I’d LOVE to write Angelina’s story. Love me some Angie Baby! And Rick’s story. Even after BLACK ARTS and his actions there, he is HOT!

 

18. What is next on your schedule? Anything else we should keep our eyes open for?

I have KICKING IT, an anthology I edited with Kalayna Price (and wrote a story in). Then the JANE YELLOWROCK WORLD COMPANION that I wrote with Carol Malcom, both which come out this year! BLACK ARTS in Jan 2014. The ROGUE MAGE, the Role Playing Game, is out now, and the MONSTERS part just came out in .pdf form and can be purchased online! The Game Master’s Guide will be out around December (fingers crossed). I also plan 2 new shorts into the world of Thorn St. Croix, probably as e-books.

20. Which 4 characteristics should a perfect heroine have in your opinion? And do you think Jane fits this description?

i. This is a great question, and a difficult one for me. The perfect kick-butt heroine should be strong. Readers want to read about a character who can kick bad-guy’s butt, but who also knows when to fight, and when to walk away, which is sometimes harder than a good fight. A character who is violent for no reason, or whose first and *only* response to violence is more violence, is boring. While violence against women is unacceptable, violence from a woman, at a man, when it isn’t self-defense, is just as unacceptable. Sometimes a character who takes a licking should just walk away. I know, “Gasp!” But think about it, if a fight is always the only option, a character could become predictable or two dimensional. A character who drops her weapon and walks off is still in control, and is not being controlled by her opposition. (Like that line in that line the old song, “Know when fold �?em.”) A character should be able to surprise readers to keep them interested.

ii. She should not be a super woman. She should have weaknesses, maybe be broken emotionally somehow. Readers like to see characters who have flaws, problems, empty or dark places in their souls, people who are fighters and who push through the darkness no matter what. It can give closure to a damaging event in their lives, when they see that a character’s life is hard, but she keeps on fighting for success. If a broken character can do it and find joy, then maybe that broken reader can too. I think that’s why I write broken characters. I’m broken. Healing, but broken.

iii. She should be tender. A character who is too hard is a robot. A character has to care for someone, and in Jane Yellowrock’s case, there are a lot of secondary characters that she loves—most noteworthy Angelina (Angie Baby and Little Evan). Without tenderness, a character is just a psycho killing machine. Something has to make her weep. Children make Jane weep. And then there is Bobby, who was reintroduced in Blood Trade. And Molly, an ongoing witch character. And even Big Evan. He’s gruff and gripey, but Jane claims him as family.

iv. She should be capable of love, even if she fears it. She should be willing to try a committed relationship, even though she’s scared. And yes. Jane gets that chance in book eight, as yet untitled. (grins happily)

Is Jane all that? I think so. Despite Beast’s *little problem* which happened in RAVEN CURSED Jane is Beast-strong. She is broken by her past but is pushing through. She loves Angie Baby and Little Evan and Molly, her godchildren and best friend. She wants to love. Even though it hurts. And she pushes on, no matter what, even when it would be much easier to give up and die.

AWARDS: Battle of the Books this December

This DECEMBER!

#BookBattle2013

Paranormal and Urban Fantasy books from 2013 battling against each other. Only one will win!

  • Every one can enter a book
  • All entries are free
  • There may be more than one book from an author
  • All battle books must be Paranormal, Urban Fantasy. Adult or YA.
  • All battle books must be released in 2013
  • Readers can vote in December 2013
  • All readers that vote can win great prizes

 

How will the battle go

  • – Best Paranormal Romance book of 2013
    – Best Urban Fantasy book of 2013
    – Best Paranormal YA of 2013
    – Best new book in Paranormal Series 2013 (Adult)
    * Best new book in Paranormal Series 2013 (YA)

During this battle we will be giving away copies of some of the BATTLE Books!

If you have any suggestions please fill in a comment. We love all new input to make this an amazing GAME for everyone!

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