Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Medusa's Birthday Bash Blog Tour: Ariston Interview



Welcome to Viviana, Enchantress of Books Ariston. We are extremely grateful to Hades for allowing you to travel to meet with us today.  Please have a seat. May I offer you anything to eat or drink before we begin?

I thank you, no.


When we first meet you, you are already in love with Medusa. Tell us about the first time you saw her?

The first time I saw her, I’d been summoned to Councilman Galenus’ home. I was none too pleased to have been assigned her escort. My training made me more valuable on the battlefront, but I knew of the Persian plot to rouse Athens’ citizens into action. And while they are barbarians, kidnapping Athen’s priestess-chosen by the Goddess Athena herself- ‘twas a good ploy.

Seeing her, those eyes watching me over her veils (he shakes his head) - I would not leave her unprotected. And for that, being chosen to protect her, I thank Athena.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Guest Post & Giveaway: Fatal Intent by Ryshia Kennie


I'd like to welcome Ryshia Kennie to Viviana, Enchantress of Books
We're very happy to have you with us today!


In Fatal Intent, the sexual tension between Garrett and Aidan begins as soon as they meet.  Aidan is immediately attracted to Garrett.  She is an unexpected element in the jungle – female and in charge of a group of men who are weak in their own ways.  While Garrett, appears, even in crisis, to be an attractive, confident woman.  But it is her struggle to control the situation and her in the face anger at him that draw him, creating a battle of “can’t have” versus “I want”.  

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Guest Post & Giveaway: An Affair to Dismember By Elise Sax


Welcome Elise! So glad to have you visit today!!!


Spurts
By Elise Sax

I want to be fast. Not like running fast but like writing fast.

I know writers who write 5000, even 10,000 words a day. They can write an entire book in less than a month! I have no idea how they do this, but I ask them every chance I get.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Spotlight Tour: Her Warriors’ Three Wishes by Carrie Ann Ryan



Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Feature and Follow, #26




"Feature and Follow Friday" is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where they each feature a fellow blogger, and ask a question, to be answered by anyone who wants to participate. We then hop around to other blogs, checking out their answers. It is a great way to get to know other bloggers. See additional info below


This week's question is:
 Q:  Is there a song that reminds you of a book? Or vice versa? What is the song & the book?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Blog Tour Promo Spot & Giveaway: Death's Servant (A prequel V.V. Inn Novel) By C.J. Ellisson






Death's Servant
(A prequel V.V. Inn Novel)
By C.J. Ellisson


Synopsis: 
Jonathan Winchester has clashed with his alpha one too many times. After another argument he leaves the Manitoba pack, his only home since the werewolf attack that changed his life. He returns to his home state of Virginia to start a new life free of pack politics. Jon finds work and meets a young waitress, Raine, who appears to be a lone werewolf, too.

As their relationship progresses, Jon's embroiled in more intrigue than he bargained for and a danger bigger than he can handle. He's running scared until his own alpha tendencies surface, making him unable to leave the pretty werewolf's problems behind. The young man is desperate to save Raine--even if his efforts may lead him straight to death.

Journey along in this first prequel novel involving the favorite characters from the bestselling V V Inn series. Written at reader demand, this stand-alone story explains how the beloved Jonathan came to serve the deadly redheaded vampire, Dria.

Book Review: Death’s Servant (A VV Inn Novella) by C.J. Ellisson

Death's Servant
(A prequel V.V. Inn Novel)
By C.J. Ellisson


Synopsis: 
Jonathan Winchester has clashed with his alpha one too many times. After another argument he leaves the Manitoba pack, his only home since the werewolf attack that changed his life. He returns to his home state of Virginia to start a new life free of pack politics. Jon finds work and meets a young waitress, Raine, who appears to be a lone werewolf, too.

As their relationship progresses, Jon's embroiled in more intrigue than he bargained for and a danger bigger than he can handle. He's running scared until his own alpha tendencies surface, making him unable to leave the pretty werewolf's problems behind. The young man is desperate to save Raine--even if his efforts may lead him straight to death.

Journey along in this first prequel novel involving the favorite characters from the bestselling V V Inn series. Written at reader demand, this stand-alone story explains how the beloved Jonathan came to serve the deadly redheaded vampire, Dria.

Available for purchase at 
Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada and Barnes & Noble


Viviana's Review: 
This was my first introduction to the VV Inn series though I have them on my TBR List (and sitting on my book shelf), but I have read C.J.'s other book "Vanilla on Top" (review here). 

"Death's Servant" is a prequel to the VV Inn series, so it’s definitely a good place to start if you haven’t yet read the series. C.J. Ellisson wrote this prequel at the request of her fans and she does not disappoint. I love it when authors are involved with their fans and truly take to heart what fans like/love. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cover Reveal: Dreams of Ivory (Holiday, Montana Series) by Carrie Ann Ryan


Jackson Cooper hates magic. Even though his brothers are falling prey to the seductive draw of the paranormal world, Jackson wants nothing to do with it.  He also wants nothing to do with marriage, babies, and all that comes with it. He's content with being the stoic, but quiet Uncle Jacks. But when a woman from his past, one he's been dodging for years, comes back to town, Jackson might have to reevaluate his plans.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Book Review: Lover At Last by J.R. Ward

Lover At Last
(Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)
By J.R. Ward

Synopsis: 

Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.

Available for purchase at

Viviana's Review: 
I posted this on my FB Page, but thought I'd say it here as well - my Hubby (Guest Reviewer Paul) is reading (he's past the halfway mark as I write this) "Lover At Last" as he LOVES the series. He will be writing his own review for LAL as I think its important to get his perspective. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Guest Post: Touched by A.J. Aalto




I Suck at Romance (And My Husband Sucks At Science)
I write paranormal mysteries loaded with oodles of snark for a reason. If I ever decide to write a romance novel, someone remind me not to write a romance novel. I am woefully ill-equipped.
Let me take you back seventeen looooooong years. I met my husband, the Viking, in some biology class or other, though which type of biology it was escapes me now (It couldn’t have been bio-ethics, because I have no ethics and figured that course would be a waste of my time.). Our romance went like this:
Me: Hey, where the hell have you been?

Cover Reveal Blitz: Gravity by Dannika Dark

 


I know you've all been dying to see what the cover looks like. This means we're one step closer to the release date of "Gravity (Mageri Series, #4)" by Dannika Dark. 

So I won't keep you waiting.....
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Book Release Blitz: Queen of Jastain by Kary Rader

Queen of Jastain
By Kary Rader

Synopsis: 
The Light brought her to him, but does he have the faith to make her his queen?
For twenty years, Avant plotted revenge against the dark king, but when a mysterious woman suddenly appears, everything changes. Although his prophetic Gift reveals she's the Seed of Light chosen to restore the Crown, his overwhelming attraction to the women threatens his long-held plan for revenge and two decades of fidelity.

Abby Randall is inexplicably transported from Dallas to the medieval land of Jastain. There she meets Avant, who claims she's the foretold champion of his people. While the hot guy has her hormones pumping, his crazy talk of defeating an evil king leaves questions to his sanity. Through his supernatural Gift, Avant transplants his memories into her, but neither are prepared for how their hearts intertwine.

Together they embark on their quest, but when Abby and Avant come face to face with destiny, will they sacrifice what matters most to provide a happily-ever-after for the people of Jastain?

Available for purchase at


Excerpt

When Avant climbed back to the cave, his hair was wet. He'd slicked it back from his face and tied it into a little ponytail with a leather string. The sexy shadow of a light beard softened his angular jaw, and the thick waves of his hair shined with chestnut highlights in the morning sun. It was a good look for him, but then again, what wasn’t? Abby ran her fingers through her own tangled tresses and pulled her hair back. What she wouldn't give for a hairclip.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Guest Post: Meet the Bad Boys from Nefertiti's Heart by A.W. Exley


I was torn about what to write for this guest post. I had two choices, either my daily routine as a writer, or sharing the men who occupy space in my head. Guess which won? :)

In Nefertiti's Heart the men are divided into two camps. First there are the good guys. We have Inspector Fraser, on the trail of a serial killer. Sergeant Connor, his muscle on the street. Lord Weaver Clayton, carrying the guilt of what his father did to Cara.

Then, there are the bad boys…

Friday, April 12, 2013

Feature and Follow, #25




"Feature and Follow Friday" is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where they each feature a fellow blogger, and ask a question, to be answered by anyone who wants to participate. We then hop around to other blogs, checking out their answers. It is a great way to get to know other bloggers. See additional info below


This week's question is:
 Q:  We are about to see a lot of posts & tweets about reader conventions, RT, BEA, ALA and many more are starting soon. Which one would you love to attend? Where and why?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spotlight Tour: Wrecked by Shiloh Walker

Wrecked
By Shiloh Walker

Synopsis: 
In the nineties, Abigale Applegate and Zach Barnes were the most beloved sitcom child stars in the world. Then they grew up and left Hollywood behind…

Whatever happened to Abigale Applegate?

She’s been wondering the same thing.

With her Hollywood dreams long gone, Abigale now has a nice, neat, uncomplicated life—until the day her perfect fiancé needs to talk. Dumped, a little more than shattered, and totally confused, Abigale turns to Zach, her best friend since forever, to help her pick up the pieces. He does it with a gift—a copy of Wreck This Journal. She can vent her frustrations, and sketch out a new plan. Zach just hopes he’s part of it. Because he’s been in love with Abigale his entire life.

When the journal falls into Zach’s hands, he discovers Abigale wants a new man. And fast. Nothing more than a hot distraction. Zach has a strategy, too. He’s going to be that man. It’s his last chance. Abigale might be out to shake up her life, but Zach’s out to reinvent it. Now, all he has to do is convince Abigale that life can go as planned. 

Goodreads
Available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, BAM, and Indiebound



Excerpt


Wine would have been a good idea, Abby thought.

Stretched out on her belly, she closed her eyes and tried to think about anything but the pain. Digging her nails into her palms, she tried to zone out.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Audio Book Challenge Update


When I first found out about the Audio Book Challenge I wanted in immediately since
 I LOVE audio books!!!
Hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens!!

I'll admit, I thought I'd be listening to more audio books than I actually have, but I'm fixing that! I have 3 audio books I need to download onto my iPod and its ON!!! However, based on the levels, I'm currently an "Ear Worm" with 2 to listen to before i become an Tickle Me Audio! Not too shabby! 

You can check out my favorite audio books series here

Saturday, April 6, 2013

"BOUND" Blog Tour & Giveaway - Greek Gods and Goddess


As unrest in the Underworld threatens, seven warriors descended from the greatest heroes in all of Ancient Greece may just be mankind’s last hope.


Elisabeth Naughton a Greek Goddess? Well, she sure knows a lot of about Greek Mythology and as she writes her “Eternal Guardians” series, one would think she must be a Goddess or a descendant. 

Read below to find how Elisabeth answered her questionnaire.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Feature and Follow, #24




"Feature and Follow Friday" is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where they each feature a fellow blogger, and ask a question, to be answered by anyone who wants to participate. We then hop around to other blogs, checking out their answers. It is a great way to get to know other bloggers. See additional info below


This week's question is:
 Have you ever read a book that you thought you would hate — ? Did you end up hating it? Did you end up loving it? Or would you never do that?

Book Review: "Bound" by Elisabeth Naughton

Bound
(Eternal Guardians, Bk #6)
By Elisabeth Naughton


Synopsis: 

TITUS—To most his gift seems like a blessing, but for him it’s a curse the other Eternal Guardians—those who protect the mortal realm from threats of the Underworld—seek to exploit. One he would gladly trade for the chance to be free…

Obsessed. Her touch is like a drug. From the moment he met her, Titus knew she was different. Even dangerous. Yet though his guardian brethren are convinced Natasa is working for Hades, Titus can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop fantasizing about her. Can’t stop craving the one thing he knows could lead to the downfall of his world.

Possessed. Faced with stopping Natasa or joining in her quest, Titus falls to temptation and is thrust into a world of lust, deception, and deadly treachery designed by the gods. Her touch—only hers—frees him from his bonds, but desire may just condemn him. Because before the end he’ll have to decide which is more important: duty and honor to those he took an oath to defend, or a woman who could very well be the biggest curse to them all.


Available for purchase at 

Viviana's Review: 
A perfect mixture of action, romance, Greek Mythology, mystery and steaminess! I had missed the world of the Eternal Guardians! The series is like comfort food! You know its going to be great and you love it! I also love that everyone from the previous books all make an appearance, well, not so much as an appearance but rather they are part of the story! 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Book Review: Blood and Magick by James R. Tuck

Blood and Magick
By James R. Tuck

Synopsis:
Taking out hellish creatures—not a problem. Armed with blessed silver hollow-points and the ability to manipulate magick, he’s ready for anything—except betrayal he never saw coming…
Deacon Chalk knows the biggest danger in fighting monsters is becoming one. Just another day at the office for your friendly neighborhood occult bounty hunter. If keeping three helpless were-dog children safe means battling a malevolent trio of witches by any means necessary, so be it. If that means partnering with a ruthless government agent to stay one step ahead of the allies and friends he must now suspect, he’s not going to cry about it. The only way Deacon can save humans and shape-shifters alike is to embrace a power beyond his imagining, putting his team at stake—and his soul on the line…


Available for purchase at

Paul's Review:
Picture this: you get on a roller coaster thinking it is going to be awesome but that it is only going to last for a little bit, and then it will be over.  Only problem is, you are wrong on both counts…

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Book Review: Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly

Waking Up Married
By Mira Lyn Kelly

Synopsis: 

Her first thought: "Who are you?"

It's the morning after her cousin's bachelorette party in Vegas and Megan Scott wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Even worse, she's in a stranger's penthouse having woken up with something else as well - a funny, arrogant, sexy...husband!

Up until now, finding even a boyfriend had seemed impossible - been there, got the broken heart, sworn off men for good. Then a few martinis with Carter...no, Connor Reed and she's gone from first meet to marriage in one night!

Megan wants a lawyer. But Connor's shocking bombshell?

"I don't want a divorce."




Available at 


Candie's Review: 
"Waking up Married" is a fun, contemporary romance by about a one-night stand turned marriage. I read this book in one night. I couldn't put it down until I finished.  Since I’m such a sucker for a happy ending, I just had to know how it would end. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Cover Reveal: Hunter by Night by Elisabeth Staab


Hunter by Night
(Chronicles of Yawn, Bk#3)
By Elisabeth Staab

Synopsis: 
Lee protects his vampire race, and hates humans as much as the wizard enemies he kills. Just as he’s assessing new recruits to join the vampire king’s army, all hell breaks loose. The estate’s security system fails, wizards are heading their way, and human-hating Lee is stuck protecting Alexia, the queen’s human best friend. But as dangerous obstacles force Alexia and Lee closer, an undeniable attraction is revealed, and the two must find a way to compromise.

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