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Happy Release Day to Raven McAllan and Nash’s Niche #GuestPost #Historical #Romance #erotic

I’m happy to have the chance to share a new release with you today. New, is in TODAY! So, first off, big congrats to the author, Raven McAllan on the release of her latest historical with Evernight Publishing, NASH’S NICHE. Even as busy as she is with all the new release buzz, Raven has been kind enough to swing by today to tell you a little bit about the story. 

So without further ado, here’s Raven:

Thanks so much for inviting me over. Oh you invited Raven not me? Ah, then please accept my apologies. When Raven told me this opportunity was on the cards, I decided to hijack this and give you an insight about me. After all I know me better than anyone. Even Raven, and she’s privy to most of my secrets.

Oh I forgot, you don’t know who I am. I’m Nash Gretton, third son of The Earl of Brigstock, and the hero *blush* of Nash’s niche. Well *reflective* I hope I’m the hero, however that’s up to you to judge.

So where was I? Oh yes, little known or unknown facts about Nash. Well I never ever admitted it, not with a sister like Cecilia, but how I never threw up when she waved worms in my face I don’t know. I hate them, horrible, wriggly, slimy, Argh. *Shudder* And don’t think I mean only when we were children. She’s still not adverse to playing tricks like that. Mind you I do have my ways of getting back at her. Sadly, Felicity is all for women’s rights and individuality, and says it’s my sister role in life to keep me grounded and not to get too big for my boots. But you know with a woman like Felicity in my life not to feel I’m the luckiest man alive is very difficult.

And let’s see? Oh yes I can touch my nose with my tongue. So useful *laugh*,  I hate eggs, love homemade hedgerow jam and can beat Perry at Croquet. Randall can drink me under the table, and Harry was put on this earth to make me worry.

How’s that?

Oh and without Felicity my life would be an empty shell. It wasn’t an easy courtship or well, no. No more. Here’s Raven’s blurb for our story, and a little excerpt for you.

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Nash’s Niche
by Raven McAllan

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Historical Erotic Romance

Blurb:

A chance meeting at a masked ball leads to explosive and unforgettable sex for both Nash and Felicity.

Reunited under dangerous circumstances, they realize they may have to fight for their love, especially when Felicity is promised to Nash’s brother.

With the future of the country at stake and unsure who to trust, can there be a future for the star stuck lovers?

And a wee tease… (Mature Audiences Only)

He wriggled his nose. The chair was all fine and dandy, but he needed his bed. With a sigh Nash toed his house shoes off, and looked at his pantaloons. They were knitted and stretched to fit the contours of his body. Therefore in theory they should pull down even over his still hard cock. It was no good; once he was able to rest in comfort he would have to take himself in hand. However, before then…

He struggled to his feet and with one hand to anchor him steady, he used his other to pull the garment over his cock and arse and thence down his legs. Once they gathered around his ankles, Nash used his feet to tug the pantaloons off and stepped over them. His shirt could stay. That was one effort too much. He measured the distance to the bed. Two strides should do it.

The first stride worked. The second was slightly longer and had him wobbling, but it brought him to the edge of the mattress. He let his body fall forward.

Not onto the mattress, on to…

A body? He tried to see clearly. Two bodies? Surely not, not in his bed. He squinted, put his hand into the direction of where he thought one of the bodies could be, and patted flesh. Soft warm female flesh. His vision wavered and cleared enough to know it was one body…

It stirred. Nash levered himself to stand on the floor one more, loath to leave the soft comfort he’d found, but aware enough to know he needed to. He let his hand move to the left and drift up what he decided was a damn curvaceous thigh. If only he could see clearly just who had offered herself as his plaything. It would be best to have a face on the body he was about to fuck.

The body jerked as his fingers circled damp curls and he nipped her soft nub until it hardened in a beautiful mimicry of his cock. Then he let his fingers delve into the warm channel under them. The body tried to pull back even as a soft mewl showed him his ministrations were appreciated. Then he heard a scream, one that most certainly wasn’t a sound of pleasure.

“Do not move,” he said in a rough voice. He felt it only fair to warn whoever he was now filling with his fingers, and who he noted was writhing in time to his thrusts, that, “I have a weapon, and I will use it.”

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Nash’s Niche is available from www.evernighpublishing.com

Amazon, All Romance EBooks, and Bookstrand (links to come soon)

If you want to know more about Raven, here’s her nosy links,

raven avatarRaven lives in Scotland, along with her husband and their two cats—their children having flown the nest—surrounded by beautiful scenery, which inspires a lot of the settings in her books.

She is used to sharing her life with the occasional deer, red squirrel, and lost tourist, to say nothing of the scourge of Scotland—the midge.

A lover of reading, she appreciates the history inside a book, and the chance to peek into the lives of those from years ago. Raven admits that she enjoys the research for her books almost as much as the writing; so much so, that sometimes she realizes she’s strayed way past the information she needs to know, and not a paragraph has been added to her WIP.

Her lovely long-suffering husband is learning to love the dust bunnies, work the Aga, and be on stand-by with a glass of wine.

You can find out more about Raven here…

http://www.ravenmcallan.com

http:/ /www.ravenmcallan.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/rmcallan        (my page)

https://www.facebook.com/ravenmcallan            (author page)

https://twitter.com/RavenMcAllan

It’s #WickedWednesday: Time for your Mid-Week Tease #MWTease #erotic #BDSM #spanking

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Welcome to another combination Wicked Wednesday/Mid-Week Tease post. I just love the Tease hop, so I have combined it again with my own weekly feature to give you all a double shot of wicked teasing. Aren’t I sweet?

This week, I have a teaser for you all from my just finished up story, Lock, Stock and Spank Her. As usual, the story has a pretty heavy BDSM twist to it, but I did keep things a bit more mainstream this time (ie. no pet play scenes in this one).

Here it this week’s tease:

Alexander left her alone in the center of the room, disappearing behind a door. He returned a few moments later with some sort of wood and metal contraption she’d never seen before. He carried his burden to where she waited, setting it on the floor between them. “For now, I have two questions for you.”

“Alright.”

“First one is easy. What’s your name?”

Her cheeks heated. “Beth.”

He reached out a hand in greeting. “Alexander Sterling. The pleasure is most assuredly mine.”

She placed her hand in his and he gave it a light shake.

“Now that we have the formalities out of the way, my dear Beth, it’s time for the second question. What are your limits?”

She cast a quick glance around the room to find what felt like a million sets of eyes trained on them. “You want to know that now?”

“It’s relevant. Trust me.”

“Uhm…” She searched her befuddled brain for a response. “Blood, scat, needles, knives, permanent marks…the usual I guess. Oh, and mummification.” She shivered. “I can get a bit claustrophobic.”

“Good.”

“It is?” She tried to keep her gaze from wandering to the contraption resting on the parquet floor between them.

“Yes. I need your help. Will you help me?”

While she didn’t know him, had only just met the man, her body, her very soul seemed attuned to him. Her every nerve ending responded to his request with a resounding yes. Despite the little voice in the back of her head telling her she was a fool for trusting a complete stranger, Beth whispered a meek, “yes, Sir.”

“Good girl.” Alexander turned and faced their audience. “Good evening ladies and gentlemen, dominants and submissives. I want to thank you all for allowing me to take up some of your valuable time. Master James and his lovely submissive, Amy…” He waved a hand toward the table he had stopped at earlier. “…have requested I give you all a demonstration of my newest invention this evening. An item I am sure many of you will be very interested in seeing.”

Beth swallowed hard.

Demonstration?

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New Release News: Mated Forever by Michaela Rhua #Erotic #LGBT #Lesbian #Romance

Time again to tell you about a fantastic new release. This time, it is for Mated Forever, by fellow EP author, Michaela Rhua. This one is a lesbian erotic romance, and by the looks of the cover…it’s one you don’t want to miss.

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by Michaela Rhua

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: F/F Erotic Romance (Shifters)

Blurb:

The full moon is always a time for danger and mating. This month it brings the scent of Louisa’s mate. Jorie is on the run and in grave danger. Being rescued by Louisa brings safety and a new temptation. As the girls act on their feelings, and passion overtakes them, they are unaware of the danger surrounding them both.

When Jorie is kidnapped, it’s a race against time. Will Louisa be able to save her mate, or will the past and all its secrets destroy them before they even have a chance at forever?

Be Warned: f/f sex

Excerpt: (Mature Audiences Only)

“I am so sorry to draw you into all this Lou, I … I didn’t mean for it to get this far.” Jorie put down the hot mug on the table next to the sofa.

“It’s okay. I asked you to stay, you didn’t force this on me, so chill,” Lou said. “Anyway, I’m going to take a shower.”

Lou got up from the sofa and disappeared into the bedroom.

Damn it! Jorie kicked herself mentally. Why did I not just do what I wanted to, just touch her.She knew exactly how she felt about Lou. She wanted her as a lover and mate. Things were so complicated now. Sleeping with Malachi had been a colossal error. Every time she looked into Lou’s beautiful brown eyes something melted inside.

The noise of the shower interrupted her thoughts. Jorie fisted her hands and gritted her teeth. Then, with decisive steps, she walked through the bedroom to the bathroom. The door was ajar, almost inviting her in. Once inside, the hot steam fogged her vision. Her eyes adjusted quickly, and she made out water cascading over golden brown skin. Rivulets journeyed their way down the perfect body, which was all curves. Jorie wanted to stroke Lou’s round ass, and kiss it all over. She stretched out her hands. Her skin tightened, and heat radiated throughout her body. She knew exactly what was happening. Her wolf begged to be let out to play with her mate.

Breathing deeply, Jorie stepped forward. The steam cleared at little more and Lou turned around. Jorie stared at Lou’s round breasts topped off with dark chocolate nipples, and licked her lips. Lou glanced up. Her eyes deepened then a ring of copper formed around her pupils. Lou continued to soap her body. Jorie watched Lou’s hand circle down to her bare pussy with the sponge. Her own pussy ached with need. Lou dropped the sponge and leaned her body into the water, washing the suds off her skin. Jorie wanted to touch her so badly.

Lou turned off the water, and stepped out of the shower. Jorie took a deep breath, trying to get her wolf under control. She wanted Lou in human form, to delight in her body. In her wolf form it would be fucking. Her animal instincts would take over like it had with Malachi. There had been little tenderness. When he’d realized she was willing, it became all about taking her quickly. The act had been painful and cold. Where she’d wanted to take it slow, this would be about making love. She wanted to experience love, an all-consuming love. Tender and soft, not hard and fast.

“You’re so beautiful, Lou. I want you so much. I’ve never felt this way before,” Jorie whispered.

“I want you, too, Jorie. Only if you’re sure?” Lou gave her a tentative smile.

“Yes, so sure, like never before,” Jorie said.

Jorie unbuttoned her shirt. Lou came closer still, helping Jorie to release her arms. Warm hands massaged her breasts. Jorie untwisted Lou’s hair and let those dark curls loose. They were silky smooth, and Jorie massaged Lou’s head then cupped her face.

Their lips met. Heat surged through Jorie, the air hot and heavy. Lou pushed her toward the bedroom. Jorie delved deeply into Lou’s mouth with her tongue, tasting and licking. Her beast growled with delight. This was good, this was right.

“You taste so good, Lou,” she said.

Lou pushed her onto the bed then stood over her. A flicker of hesitation registered in her eyes. Jorie undid her jeans, ridding herself of any clothing to reassure Lou this was what she wanted. Words were irrelevant. Lou seemed like watching her strip because intensity deepened her gaze. Once bare, Jorie sat up and held out her hand. Nothing happened. Lou looked at the offered hand. Afraid Lou would back away, Jorie slowly opened her legs. She wasn’t fully bare as Lou, but she hoped Lou would understand.

“I can’t wait, Jorie, I have to taste you.” Lou licked her lips.

She watched Lou lower her head and inhale the scent of her arousal. Lou growled then pounced on her.

“Get ready, honey.” Lou winked.

BUY LINKS:

Evernight Publishing  |  Amazon US  |  Amazon UK

All Romance ebooks  |  Bookstrand

About the Author: Michaela Rhua always dreamed of writing but this never happened until she met the lovely group of ladies known as UCW. Their passion for writing and encouragement inspired her to see if she could do it too. Now she is multi published and loves writing!

She has teenage children and a husband, who also keep her busy. However, it is whilst travelling into work that she has time to create her characters and imagine other places in which they exist as her world skims by the window. Conversations overheard often lead to the birth of new ideas that she scribbles down in her trusty notebook.

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New Release News: Knowing Destiny by Tasmin Baker #Erotic #Erorom @Evernightpub

There seems to be no end to the great titles coming out of Evernight Publishing, and the one I have to share with you all today is no exception. Today I have a peak at Tasmin Baker’s latest EP release, KNOWING DESTINY.

Let’s have a looksee, shall we? 😛

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KNOWING DESTINY
by Tasmin Baker

Genre: Erotic Romance (Shifters)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Blurb: Chase, a golden eagle shifter, is destined to be the leader of his flock, the shifters of the air. But he has a few problems. He’s not ready for the responsibility, he isn’t sure who he wants as his mate and there’s the little issue of an unsolved killing to sort out.

Ben is also a golden eagle shifter, Chase’s best friend and three time lover. He wants to be his best friend’s mate, but can he be honest about his feelings?

Ariana is a young peregrine falcon shifter who has loved Chase for years. But why would he want her when he can have anyone he wants?

Three shifters, three separate problems, all fighting to find out who they are and how they can love each other.

Excerpt: (Mature Audiences Only)

Ben showered and dressed quickly. What was he going to say?

“You’re going to be honest, just once, and then forget about it.”

Ben closed up his house and made his way to Chase’s place. He couldn’t live like this anymore, on tenterhooks every day, wondering what Chase was thinking, how he was feeling. Wanting to tell Chase he loved him, but not knowing how.

He had never felt so impotent in his life. But it was time to end that. He would finally admit all to Chase and live with the consequences. Today was the last day he was going to feel like this.

He jogged up the stairs and knocked on the door. “Hey, Chase, you home?”

His best friend opened the door, jeans on, but nothing on his gorgeous chest or feet.

“Hey, yeah. Come on in.”

Ben’s cock swelled within his jeans. His instant attraction to this man frustrated him, and he burst into Chase’s house.

“How did last night go?”

Chase pushed the door closed and frowned as he walked forward. “It went really well. What’s up, Ben?”

Ben clenched his fists tighter then opened them by force. Calm, he needed to stay focused.

“So, Ariana is it for you? You’ll mate with her?”

He began to pace, nervous energy working through his system and turning into anger. How could he have missed his chance to be with Chase?

Chase walked closer warily, approaching him how one would move towards an injured and angry bird. Chase had almost reached him now, and his brow knitted together. “Well, we’ve only had one night together, and she’s still at Uni, but yeah. I think so.”

Pain broke through Ben’s chest, making it feel like his ribs were being split open.

He stopped and gasped, putting a hand to his heart.

“Ben, seriously, what’s wrong?”

Ben growled and began pacing again. He couldn’t stay still, and if Chase touched him, he would surely scream.

“I don’t know how to tell you this. I’ve been wanting to talk to you for months, and it looks like I’ve run out of time.”

Inevitability settled into Ben’s mind, and he knew this was it.

Chase’s face was wary, his tone of voice gentle when he spoke. “What had you been wanting to tell me, Ben?”

Ben looked at him, his belly tight with worry. “I need to tell you … that I…”

Ben stumbled over the words. How did you tell your male best friend that you were in love with him?

Chase leaned back against the wall and crossed his arms, that smug grin firmly in place. “If you’re going to tell me you want Ariana, too, then you’re going to have a fight on your hands.”

Ben clenched his fists, anger boiling up inside him. He opened his mouth and screamed at the man he had loved for a decade.

“I don’t want Ariana! I fucking want you! Don’t you get it? I don’t want to be your best friend who you fucked when you were drunk! I want to be your mate, too!”

Chase’s mouth dropped open, and his eyes widened. Then his eyes turned yellow, and he took a step forward. His huge hands reached for Ben, cupping his face and drawing it to his mouth.

Ben groaned and grabbed Chase about the waist, hauling his huge male into his body, absorbing Chase’s moan and squeezing his arse.

He pulled back and grabbed Chase’s jean-covered arse. “I want you.”

He stared at the man he wanted above all else waiting for a sign that Chase felt the same.

“I…” Chase cleared his throat. “I want you, too,” Chase said, the words gravelly.

Ben dropped to his knees and unbuttoned Chase’s jeans in a hurry. He had never done this for his lover, their previous intimacies brief with almost no foreplay. Now, he could think of no other way to brand Chase as his own. His powerful eagle was close to the surface.

He opened up Chase’s jean placket, and his cock sprang out, pointing directly to Ben’s mouth. Thick, heavy, red, and swollen.

God, it’s beautiful.

He wrapped his hand around the base and looked up at his man.

“I want to suck you so bad.”

He waited, wanting the confirmation that Chase wanted it, too.

His mate didn’t respond with words, but slid his fingers into Ben’s short hair and pulled him closer. That was all the permission he needed.

Ben smiled as he licked the tip. Yum.

“Chase … are you here?” Ariana’s voice shocked them both, and Ben turned his head, ready to jump up.

But he was already too late. She wasn’t coming in. She was already here.

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Now that I have you all anxious for the rest of this one, here are the buy links for the title…

BUY LINKS

Evernight Publishing  |  Amazon

About the Author: 

Tamsin Baker is an Aussie girl who just discovered erotic romance ten months ago. Before that, she would read sexy romance, skipping the plot and looking for the all the naughty bits. Since then, she has written erotic romance and erotica novels of varying length and has had fourteen published (so far!). She absolutely loves reading and writing! She has two other jobs, including kids and a hubby too – but writing is a passion that she has to indulge for fear of insanity.

M/M is a passion of hers so even when she writes ménage, there is always an M/M story. She particularly enjoys writing female dommes, but she loves experimenting in all genres. Tamsin is learning to write and read more one step at a time. Soon, she’ll have stories published in every sub-genre of erotic romance – well that’s her aim anyway!

Tamsin Links:

www.erotictamsinbaker.blogspot.com.au

www.tamsinbakererotic.com

And the Lovestruck #Giveaway Blog Hop Winner is…

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The time has come to put all the entries through the randomizer and select a winner of the eBook copy of my debut novel, Call of the Sea.

Here goes…

And the winner is:

Eva Millien!!

Congratulations. Keep an eye on your email, as I will be sending one along right away to find out what file type you prefer for your prize.

Thanks to everyone who stopped and participated in the hop. Special thanks to Under the Covers Book Blog for hosting the event.

See you next time!

#WickedWednesday: A Tease from My Biggest Fan by Lea Bronson #MWTease #erorom #erotic

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Welcome back ladies (and I hope a few gents).

As you know, it’s both #WickedWednesday and time for the Mid-Week Tease as well. I like my feature, but I also enjoy joining other authors and sharing tidbits of our work. I think it promotes a “sisterhood” among us, and I like that about it.

Anyway, I decided to combine my regular Wicked Wednesday post with a Mid-Week Tease again this week — another two for one special for all you blog followers out there. 🙂

As if that isn’t enough. Instead of sharing my own tease for the Mid-Week Tease “event”, I decided to shout out a fellow Evernight author, Lea Bronson, whose celebrating the release of her latest, MY BIGGEST FAN.

Here are the tasty details.

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by Lea Bronson

Genre: Erotic Romance

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Blurb: 

Shawn Torien is a handsome, arrogant bassist with the groove rock band Bloodless. At thirty four, he’s seen everything, been everywhere, and all is handed to him on a silver plate, groupies included. His rock star attitude is questioned when the record company’s young webmistress Samantha joins the band to cover their life on the road. As she has crushed on Shawn for years, he takes great pleasure in teasing her and pushing her away… until he learns to know her.

Buy Links:

Evernight Publishing  |  Amazon

Without further ado, here is your Wicked Mid-week Tease *wink*

(mature audiences only) 

All heads turn to me, eyes widening. After a short silence, ecstatic male and female voices fill the street. “Oh, my God! Shawn! Here! Please!”

Dizzy from the booze, I grin and stroll alongside the fence, scanning the group for a beauty.

Lodged in-between two long-haired guys, a redhead with spectacular tits in a too-small black corset smiles back, sultry lips matching the color of her long curls. Celebrity has its good sides.

I stop inches from her face, inhale a scent of lilacs, and stare into blue-green eyes with perfect kitty make-up. “Got a smoke?”

“Maybe.” Her voice is low, sensual. Can’t help liking it and wanting more.

While holding my look, she reaches out a hand and touches my forearm. Her skin is amazingly hot. It makes my pulse beat faster.

“Looks like you need something else,” she purrs, gaze roaming my chest. “You have goose-bumps, sweetheart.” Long nails dig into my skin.

I chuckle, down the beer, and drop it on the asphalt. With two hands on her slim waist and my nose in her generous cleavage, I help her climb the fence—not an easy thing with a black vinyl miniskirt—and catch her warm body in my arms. My cock more than agrees with this choice, and presses against my thick leather pants.

I lead her to the bus, lift a metal flap covering a command board on the side, and tap the code. When the door slides open, I climb in, almost missing the first step, and jog up the hardwood stairs.

The redhead follows, huge melons swinging in their black lace, and I press a button on the dashboard to close the door. Feminine curves bump into my stiff groin as she wiggles past with a secretive smile, into the luxurious saloon with closed curtains.

Knowing what awaits, I can’t help grinning.

Thanks to Lea Bronson for sharing the snippet with us this week. Make sure you swing by the other blogs hosting teasers for you this week. You never know what you may find at the next blog on the list. It could be your next favorite author.

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New Release Book Tour: CAGED by J.A.Belfield Plus a #Giveaway! #Paranormal #romance #HollowayPack

Sharing my alter-egos post, because it deserves it. Go buy this, people.

The Machenwood Chronicles and Other Tales

Welcome to my stop on the CAGED Blog Tour. Thanks for coming by.

I cannot tell you all how excited I am about this particular release. Not only is the author, J.A.Belfield a good friend, but I have been trying to patiently wait for Ethan Holloway’s first tale with some relish. (He is just soooo dreamy — as you will see when you read it)

Anyway, here is the Low-down on the most recent release in the Holloway Pack series,

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by J.A. Belfield

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing

Blurb: If the meek can become deadly, the strongest can be weak.

For Ethan Holloway, his mission to find a missing werewolf should be simple. Crack a few heads, bust a few chops and the solution always reveals itself. Always.

Not this time.

Ethan’s reputation precedes him, and because it does, someone is ready. Waiting. Unbeknownst to…

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New Release Book Tour: CAGED by J.A.Belfield Plus a #Giveaway! #Paranormal #romance #HollowayPack

Welcome to my stop on the CAGED Blog Tour. Thanks for coming by.

I cannot tell you all how excited I am about this particular release. Not only is the author, J.A.Belfield a good friend, but I have been trying to patiently wait for Ethan Holloway’s first tale with some relish. (He is just soooo dreamy — as you will see when you read it)

Anyway, here is the Low-down on the most recent release in the Holloway Pack series,

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by J.A. Belfield

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing

Blurb: If the meek can become deadly, the strongest can be weak.

For Ethan Holloway, his mission to find a missing werewolf should be simple. Crack a few heads, bust a few chops and the solution always reveals itself. Always.

Not this time.

Ethan’s reputation precedes him, and because it does, someone is ready. Waiting. Unbeknownst to Ethan, he’s about to go down. Hard. Against a foe he never suspected and in a world he never imagined could be real.

What awaits Ethan is a fight not only for his reputation, but also his pack, his female, and his life. If he survives, damage control will become priority number one.

If he survives.

Because even Ethan’s not sure he’s strong enough to take on an entire race all by himself.

Especially one hell bent on exposing who and what he is in the name of sport.

BUY LINKS:

Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble

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And if that isn’t quite enough to whet your appetite for Ethan, have a look at this trailer!

Excerpt:

“… from the Shropshire area. Following Carly McDowd’s disappearance on the fourth, and Andrew Doherty’s on the seventh, this is the third incident this month …”

I turned from the square-jawed newswoman on TV to Dad, where he sat in his corner armchair.

His attention remained on the screen, a frown across his brow.

“… the duo of friends were first reported missing late last night by their parents, after they discovered neither of the teenagers …” The newscaster’s voice infiltrated once more.

Images of a couple of lads flashed side by side on the screen. The one on the left had the appearance of any late teen, with shaggy overgrown hair and the twinkle of mischief in his expression.

From the other image, brilliant blue eyes stared out at me from beneath a shock of pale blond curls.

“Oh, shit!” I pushed to my feet, took a step forward. “That’s …”

Nineteen year old Gabriel Lewis was believed by his mother to be staying at Colum Delaney’s since Friday evening, whilst Colum’s parents …”

Dad stood, his fingers retracting his mobile from his jeans pocket as I worked my own out. He paused, nodded to me. “Go on. You make the call, Ethan.”

Shelley Lewis’s number had been saved in my phone book since the beginning of the year, right after we met for the first time. I hit dial and paced to the window. September sunshine, of the early morning variety, blinded me as my phone rang.

It took only a few trills for her to answer. “Ethan?” Her voice held hope, as well as a heavy weariness and the thickness of tears.

“Is it true?” I’d promised to support her—a lone parent, a female no less, raising a werewolf son with no guidance. So far, I’d delivered on that promise.

The sob hitting my ear gave confirmation enough. “Oh, Ethan.”

“Hold tight, Shelley. I’m on my way.”

“I’ll come with you,” Dad said, as I hung up and spun to him. “Shout Sean, too—in case we need to do any scouting. I think I heard him stir upstairs.”

“What about Connor’s lot?” The Larsen’s made up the other half of our eight-wolf pack, but lived separately to us on the south side of the forest.

Dad shook his head. “I’ll update Connor whilst you deal with Sean—”

“And Jem?” I asked with a lifted eyebrow.

Dad’s lips twitched, but he continued as though he hadn’t noticed my reference to his buck-passing. “Just the three of us will go. Connor and his boys can spend the morning here and stay close to Jem and your mother unless we need them.”

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Yup… gotta have it. And, the good news is that the author is giving you a few chances to WIN it. She is hosting a big group giveaway through Rafflecopter. SHe is giving away all sorts of SWAG prizes, so you should check it out. You can get in on that by clicking the link here: RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

Also, I am giving away an eBook copy of CAGED and a signed Bookmark to one lucky visitor of this blog. To qualify for that prize, you just need to post a comment below telling me why you want to read CAGED (as well as your email address so we can reach you if chosen as the winner).  One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, August 23rd from all entrants and announced here that day.

JABAbout the Author: One day, a character and scene popped into J. A. Belfield’s head, and she started controlling the little people inside her imagination, as though she were the puppet master and they her toys. Questions arose: What would happen if …? How would they react if …? Who would they meet if …?

Before she knew it, a singular scene had become an entire movie. The characters she controlled began to hold conversations. Their actions reflected the personalities she bestowed upon them. Within no time, they had a life, a lover, a foe, family … they had Become.

One day, she wrote down her thoughts. She’s yet to stop.

J. A. Belfield lives in Solihull, England, with her husband, two children, four cats and a dog. She writes paranormal romance, with a second love for urban fantasy.

She also book blogs over at Bookaroo-Ju.

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Lovestruck Giveaway Hop: A Tiny Bit of Selkie Love to Celebrate Summer

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Welcome to my little corner of the Lovestruck Giveaway Hop. Thanks so much for swinging by. For my  giveaway, I will be offering an eBook copy of Call of the Sea to the winner.

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CALL OF THE SEA
by Rebecca Hart

Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Blurb: Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.

Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren’s Call. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other in order to quell the raging storm between them or have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.

BUY LINKS:

Amazon  |  Inkspell Publishing  |  Barnes and Noble

*** See below to find out how to enter to win your copy.***

The theme for this particular hop is LOVE — Everyone loves love, right? Especially in the summertime. Seems like everyone is either falling in love or getting married when the weather turns warmer. Thinking about love got me thinking about my favorite lovers, Ellie and Daniel. Their love is definitely something special, but then it takes someone special to put up with the headstrong Ellie Winters.

Here is just a little tease from CALL OF THE SEA to illustrate the point.

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Daniel stood beside the vicar with Nelson and tried to keep his breathing slow and even. He watched the door to the captain’s quarters so intently his eyes watered. His weight shifted left to right as he adjusted his cravat for the third time in the past minute. What if she changes her mind?

“Would you relax,” Nelson whispered, poking him in the side with an elbow. “Your fidgeting is making me nervous.”

He flashed Nelson a pained look. “Heaven forbid I make you uncomfortable. You know…since this is all about you.”

Nelson grinned wide. “I forgive you, lad.”

The door to the captain’s cabin cracked opened, and Daniel thought his heart would burst from his chest. He leaned forward, searching for Ellie. His pulse raced and his throat tightened. What if she changed her mind? He certainly couldn’t blame her for not wanting to wed an abomination.

Ellie stepped out onto the quarterdeck to a collective gasp from the crew. Jacobs and the new cabin boy, Mac, lifted their cat stringers and began to play, drawing their bows across the strings. in unison. The lilting sound filled the air.

Nelson sucked a whistle of air through his teeth. “Never thought I’d see the day.”

Daniel tried to swallow the lump that formed in his throat. He wiped damp palms on his pants legs as Ellie floated toward him on a cloud of shimmering white satin. He drank her in like a man lost in the arid desert, memorizing every detail of his glorious red-haired hellcat. Everything he had ever hoped for, the culmination of his every childhood wish, walked toward him wrapped in a sea of delectable satin and lace.

The more you have, the more you stand to lose.

Needles of fear prickled his spine. Daniel took a deep breath, squared his shoulders, and smiled down at his petite bride. She’s always been mine to watch over. This just makes it official. He reached out a hand to her. “You look stunning, El.”

She presented him with a heart-stopping smile, cheeks growing pink, and placed her warm hand in his. “Shall we?”

Daniel wrapped his fingers around hers and together they faced the vicar.

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Now, I bet you are wondering what you need to do to win your free eBook copy of CALL OF THE SEA.

All you need to do is answer a question based on the excerpt above — so that means you had to actually read it. If you did, this one should be easy.

QUESTION: What did Nelson never think he would see?

Leave your answer in the comments below, along with your email address so I can reach you if you are selected the winner. One winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers. This giveaway is open to INTERNATIONAL entrants.

Be sure to swing by the participant list and visit with the other blogs offering giveaways as part of this hop. You can get there HERE or you can click the banner at the top of this post to get there as well.

Thanks for coming by! Happy Reading and Good luck!

Mid-week Tease: I Need a Richard… #MWTease #Erotic #BDSM #Romance #WickedWednesday

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but this week has been crawling by for me. Of course, it may be because I am headed to Cape Cod tomorrow (bright and too damned early) to enjoy 4 days of sun and surf on the coast. Yup — long week.

But, the good news is we all have the Mid-Week Tease to make the week go faster.

For my part, this week I thought I would share a bit of a teaser from my most recent Evernight Publishing release, A LEAP OF FAITH. I’m currently working on the next installment of this series, so have Richard on the brain right now. He is one of my favorite characters, and one of those dominants I wish I knew in real life… yup… tasty tasty.

Anyway, for all of us in need of a little Domination this week, here is a bit of my story A LEAP OF FAITH:

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Faith woke to find herself still nestled tightly against Richard’s warm body and bright, early morning sunshine streaming through the gauzy gray curtains of his bedroom. Not quite ready to face the realities of dawn, she snuggled deeper into the covers, inhaled a lungful of his spicy scent, and pressed her eyes closed.

When she opened them again, her gaze locked with Richard, who sat reclined against the headboard. Had he been watching her sleep? She moved to sit up, cheeks heating.

Richard held her in place, a smile lighting his features. “Where do you think you’re going?”

“Sorry, I was just…”

“Just nothing. I’m not done admiring your beauty quite yet. The black leather collar suits you, pet.”

A tiny smile tugged at the corner of her lips, but before she could thank him, Richard swiped the blankets away with a quick jerk, exposing her nudity, and letting all the trapped heat out from under them.

Faith squealed, wrapped her arms around her bared breasts, and rolled into him. Burying her face against his chest, she gave an exaggerated shiver. “Too cold.”

“It’s like eighty degrees in here.”

She peeked up at him. “It was until you let all the heat out of the covers.”

He reached between her arms and tweaked a nipple. “Don’t worry. You’ll warm up while you’re making the coffee. You know where everything is, yes?”

She shivered and glanced across the room at the bedroom door. “It’s so far away.”

His laughter warmed her some. “You’ll survive. I like mine black, one sugar.” He gave her behind a pinch. “Hop to it. The sooner it’s done, the sooner you can return to the warm covers.” A teasing light danced in his eyes. “And, more importantly, me.”

Faith bowed her lips into a pretty pout. “May I have a kiss to keep me warm during my journey to the harsh and frozen realm of ceramic kitchen tiles?”

“How can I refuse you when you ask so nicely, fair maiden?” He gripped her chin, his sweet mouth descending towards hers. A hair’s breath from reaching her parted lips, Richard hesitated. “What do you say?”

“Please?” she begged.

He captured her mouth with his, heating Faith to her toes in the space of an instant, and scattering her thoughts like autumn leaves in a brisk wind.

She melted against him, whimpering when his tongue invaded and teased hers, taunting it to join in his erotic dance. Her hands slid up his toned pectorals on their way to encircle his neck.

Richard captured her wrists, stopping her timid advance in its tracks. He drew his hot lips away, leaving her breathless. “Oh, no you don’t. Nice try, little minx. Coffee first. Your reward comes afterward.”

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I want a Richard reward… how about you guys? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below. I’m a comment whore, so …. I’ll just leave it at that.

If you want more Richard, you can find it here:

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A LEAP OF FAITH
by R. Brennan

Blurb: New submissive, Faith Daniels, is completely infatuated with her amazing Dominant, Richard Halstead. So when he sends her a summons via text message a full day before they had plans to meet, she can barely contain her excitement.

But, Richard didn’t just invite her over for a play date. Not this time. He has a proposition for Faith. One that could change the rest of her life.

Be Warned: BDSM, anal sex, sex toys, pet play

BUY LINKS:

Evernight Publishing  |  Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble

Bookstrand  |  All Romance eBooks  |  Smashwords

Also, be sure to swing by the other blogs offering teases for you this week. You can find the list here:

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