Friday, January 31, 2014

Cover Reveal: "Six Months (Seven Series, bk #2)" by Dannika Dark



Six Months
(Seven Series, bk #2)
By Dannika Dark

Blurb:

April Frost is a compassionate young woman with a steady job and ambitious goals. But the harder she runs away from her past, the more it threatens to destroy her. When three strangers enter her life, April is forced to face her demons and it’s a battle she may not win.

Private investigators in the Breed world are men who take risks, and Reno Cole is no exception. As a Shifter, he’s expected to control his inner animal. But lately his wolf has been venturing dangerously close to the city, and he’s about to discover why. When Reno is reintroduced to a family friend, the attraction is immediate. April captivates him with her secretive eyes and resilient spirit. She’s also in trouble, and despite the fact she’s a human, Reno can’t turn his back on her.

April is caught between two worlds: One that threatens to bury her dreams and another that could fulfill them. Can she trust the wolf at her door and find the courage to overcome her demons?




Release Date:
March 25, 2014


Excerpt


There’s a buzzing sensation when you have chemistry with someone. It’s like there are invisible threads connecting your bodies and igniting into sparks, and the residual pulse bounces back in shock waves, growing stronger with each second.
I felt that with Reno. He stepped so close to me that I remembered how good it felt when he’d held me in his arms. The animalistic look in his eyes captured me like he was a predator and I was prey. He felt it too. I could tell by soft breath he took before he spoke.
“I've always liked hazel eyes,” he said. “Yours look like a sunset over sea-green waters.”
I hit pause. This was a scene I’d be replaying in my head for weeks to come, and I didn't want to ruin the moment by saying something inane. I let him graze his thumb across my mouth. He pulled my lower lip down just enough that his thumb glided across the fleshy inside. Then he rolled his wet thumb across my lip, making what seemed like a casual gesture become the most intimate moment I’d experienced with a man outside of sex.
Staring into Reno’s chocolate eyes up close was like riding on that motorcycle. Intense, sexy, and addictive. When I felt his hand leisurely traveling down the curve of my back, my icy walls began to melt and I warmed to his touch.
I waited for him to make another move, but it never came. He looked at me like something unattainable—the same way I coveted the expensive perfume bottles behind the display counter, or the chocolate macadamia nut cookies at the gourmet shop.
I whirled around and he captured my wrist, gently tugging me back. “Something wrong with the way I touched you?”
“It’s nothing,” I breathed.
But Reno didn’t let go. He stepped closer and lifted my chin. “Did you want me to kiss you?”
“No.”
Reno grinned. “Liar.”


About the Author


This is the segment where you learn a little more about who I am, so here's what I can tell you:  I drink copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close to my laptop while writing. These are two healthy habits I have no intention of breaking. I'm a transplant living in the south, but I was born in the 70's to a military dad who moved us around the world.

When I'm not writing (which is all the time), I'm hunting down Indie music, watching movies, reading, eating Tex-Mex, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the Internet. I have a relaxed, easy-going personality and don't like drama. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I'm not sure which).

Throughout my life, I've had insomnia. Counting sheep never worked and eventually I would imagine those sheep were the sole source of food after an apocalyptic battle where only thousands survived. I made up stories in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I got so wrapped up in my "head stories" that I would continue them through the following nights, changing it up each time to make it more exciting. Eventually, I started writing my ideas down - creating short stories, and then I discovered my love for poetry.

It's almost embarrassing how many spiral notebooks and stacks of paper I have of poetry and lyrics.

Another passion: digital art. I design all my book covers, marketing, and series art. I'm a very visual person and pursued photography as an avid hobby for many years.

I am not a YA author (I feel like I have to state this only because I've had a few people ask), but I think it's wonderful there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal.

I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do: giving my characters a pulse through writing full time. I focus on adult urban fantasy romance, but I don't like labels and I enjoy blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability.

But it's what I love to do.

Danni

You can stalk, I mean find Dannika here: 

            







Presented by

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Spotlight & Giveaway: Hidden Destiny (Redwood Pack #6) By Carrie Ann Ryan




Hidden Destiny
(Redwood Pack #6)

By Carrie Ann Ryan

Blurb: 
North Jamenson has always held his wolf closer to the surface then others. He’s the quiet one, the one no one really knows about yet he holds the darkest secret. He’s watched his brothers find their mates and start families, and now it was his turn. He knows Lexi could be his and her son could be part of his family, but he doesn't know if he’s ready to share the darkness that’s entwined with his soul.

Lexi Anderson is a mother, a sister, a latent wolf, and a new member of the Redwood Pack. She’s also holding secrets so close to her heart she’s not even sure she knows the truth anymore. When North takes another step closer to wanting to cement their bond, Lexi must come to grips with her past and what it means for her future. The Centrals’ war isn't over yet and Lexi’s life is on the line as the paths they've chosen takes a drastic turn.



Available for purchase at 

   

Friday, January 17, 2014

Guest Post: ONCE UPON A TIGER by Kat Simons



Hi Kat! Welcome to Enchantress of Books! We're happy you're able to hang out with us today! Why don't you tell us, Will a Myth Save the Tigers?

In my Tiger Shifters series, the tigers are on the brink of extinction due to low female numbers. Finding a way to survive is a top priority for them. Some of the tigers think the answer to their survival might be found in a millenniums old myth.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Author Interview: Beautiful Scars by Shiloh Walker

Hello Shiloh and welcome to Enchantress of Books!! Delighted to have you!!                       

Thanks for having me…

Can you tell us a bit more about Chaili and Marc, the hero and heroine in “Beautiful Scars”?

Marc is a famous musician.  Chaili is one of his closest friends.  She’s known him since high school, when he was just hoping to make it as a musician, and she loved him then.  She still loves him, but she’s kind of given up hoping that he’ll ever notice her.

What inspired you to write “Beautiful Scars”?

A picture.  If you read the book, it will make more sense.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: Cowboys & Kisses by Sasha Summers



Cowboys & Kisses
(Teens of Black Falls, Texas Series, Bk #1)
by Sasha Summers

Blurb: 
Allie had big plans for the future. Falling for a cowboy wasn't part of it.

1.  Get out of Black Falls Texas – aka Redneck Hell
(Graduation was eight months away. After that, she was out of there.)

2.    Avoid Wyatt Holcomb at all costs.
(Except he was everywhere and kind of hard to ignore since he was hot—and a really nice guy.)

3.    Avoid her parents.
(Shouldn't be too hard to do since her father hated her and her mother pretended nothing was wrong.)

4.    Stop thinking about Wyatt.
(Which would be a lot easier if he wasn't so sweet… and he’d keep his shirt on.)

5.    Decide what she really wants.
(Instead of holding onto the past and the guilt.)

Maybe falling for a cowboy could work after all?


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Author Interview (Blog Tour): "Broken Blade" by J.C. Daniels

Hi JC!! Welcome to Enchantress of Books! I’m so excited you’re hanging out with us today!

Thanks for having me.

JC, tell us about the Colbana Files Series. 

In a nutshell?  She’s a smartass with a sword.

LOL! I like her already!! Where did you find your inspiration for this series? 

That would be hard to say… ideas for stories just sort of come to me.  The first story I wrote was a short story, for Tor.com, A Stroke of Dumb Luck, and I wrote that one because I wanted to try something that was more urban fantasy without any romance to it—it was a really short, short story so there wasn’t room for romance.  I wanted to expand on it, but I didn’t know how.  I played with it for a couple of years and then one day—BAM—it was like a lightning strike.  Kit, and company, was pretty much fully formed in my head.

Kit is a half breed, assassin, thief, investigator extraordinaire, basically a jack of all trades. What else can you tell us about her? 

She’s weaker than most of those around her.  She has to rely on her wits to make it.  Her stubbornness keeps her going, more than anything else.

How has Kit developed/grown from “Blade Song (book 1)” to where she is now in “Broken Blade (book 3)”? 

That’s a tricky question.  If people haven’t read Night Blade, the second book, they aren’t going to understand that Kit starts out book 3 pretty much broken.  Only Kit was never really whole to begin with. She didn’t entirely understand that, though.  She’ll start to realize that as the series go on and learn how to piece herself together and make herself stronger.  In book 3, she starts piecing herself together from the ground up.

What can you tell us about Kit’s and Damon’s relationship? 

A lot.  But I won’t.  Not yet.

Oh you're such a tease! But we love you so you're forgiven! What is it about this genre that you enjoy so much as a reader? And as a writer, what about this genre made you want to write it in the first place? 

I love the way the worlds change from one book to the next.  And the very thing I love about the genre is the reason I wanted to take a shot at writing it.

Is there anything you’d like to tell your readers about what’s coming next in the series? 

I hate to give away secrets… but I’m working on book 4 and playing with an idea for a short story—a prequel of sorts about how Kit got into the investigative work and how she met her friend, Justin.

Oh, that sounds awesome!! Can't wait!! Thank you so much for stopping by hanging out with us!!

And THANK YOU for hanging out w/ J.C. and me today. If you haven't read the series or this installment, scroll below to read the book's blurb and links where you can find the book. Also, check out the exclusive excerpt and don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway!!! 





Broken Blade (Colbana Files #3)
By
 J.C. Daniels

Blurb: 

Kit Colbana: assassin, thief, investigator extraordinaire. Now broken. She always expected her past to catch up with her but never like this. Haunted by nightmares and stripped of her identity, she’s retreated to Wolf Haven, the no-man’s land where she found refuge years before. But while she might want to hide away from the rest of the world, the rest of the world isn’t taking the hint.

Dragged kicking and screaming back into life, Kit is thrust head-first into an investigation surrounding the theft of an ancient relic...one that she wants nothing to do with. Her instincts tell her it’s a bad idea to just leave the relic lying about, but finding it might be just as bad.

Forced to face her nightmares, she uncovers hidden strength and comes face to face with one of the world’s original monsters.

If she survives the job, she won’t be the same...and neither will those closest to her.



Available for purchase at

         



Excerpt

“I don’t like that woman, Damon. I don’t like her at all.”

A muscle in his jaw pulsed. “She’s a bitch, but the clan doesn't exactly give out phone numbers just because a human girl calls up looking for one.”

“And what about when your girlfriend calls to talk to you after a fight?” I don’t know if I’d meant to talk about that or not. But the words ripped out of me and…and they were just there. Thrown out like a sucker-punch and now they hung between us like an ugly, red stain.

Silence struck, heavy and weighted, crackling with more tension that I could stand.
Damon came off the couch in a smooth, controlled motion, his eyes locked on my face and everything inside him seemed…quiet.

Too quiet. All of that caged, restless energy was sucked down and he just stared at me, unblinking. It was damned unnerving.


Seconds ticked by and finally, he said softly, “What did you just say?”


About the Author
J.C. Daniels is the alter ego of author Shiloh Walker and was created basically because Shiloh writes like a hyperactive bunny and an intervention was necessary.  J.C. is the intervention.  The name… J.C. Daniels is a play off of the three people who pretty much run Shiloh’s life.

J.C./Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more…ah…serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing just about every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest.  She writes urban fantasy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance, among other things.


You can find J.C. Daniels here

         


Giveaway

Kit & Damon goodie bag which will include 

a silver cuff bracelet inscribed with a quote from Shakespeare  "Though she be but little she is fierce..."


A clouded leopard stuffed animal, along with a clouded leopard 'adoption' via World Wildlife Foundation-the donation will help support the WWF's conservation efforts around the world.




Signed copies of Blade Song and Night Blade



Saturday, January 11, 2014

Book Review: First Rapture by Alexandra Ivy

First Rapture
By Alexandra Ivy

Blurb: 

Madison Philips has only one reason to return to Las Vegas: Luc Angeli. The tall, dark bad boy took her virginity on her eighteenth birthday and then walked away, now she’s back, and ready for revenge.

Luc Angeli spent his youth trying to earn the approval of his philandering father. Now he’s his own man, but there’s still something missing from his life. He doesn’t know what it is until he catches sight of Madison across a balcony. Suddenly he knows this woman is what he’s been searching for, and this time he’s not walking away.

Author note: First Rapture is part of the Wicked Firsts anthology. It can be purchased as part of the multi-author box set or individually.



Available for purchase at 
   

Viviana's Review: 
A second chance is what he wants. Revenge is what she wants. It's not possible for both to get what they want. How each goes about getting what they desire most makes for an interesting, hot and steamy story! 

Book Review: Shattered Ink (Wicked Ink Chronicles Series, #2) by Laura Wright

Shattered Ink
(Wicked ink Chronicles Series, bk #2)
By Laura Wright

Blurb: 
Addison
She is totally and utterly in love. She can’t focus, can’t sleep. She doesn't want to hang out with friends, doesn't even care if she graduates from college in a week. All she wants is Rush, and her obsession for him is scaring her. Unable to handle the fear that brings up ugly memories of being abandoned as a child, Addison withdraws to protect herself. But that may backfire when an old flame of Rush's reappears in his life.

Rush
Addison is the only woman he wants in his bed. Hell, he’s inked her name into his skin, and he plans on asking her to move in with him. Problem is, she’s acting like she doesn't feel the same way about him. It’s like something’s changed between them. And when an old girlfriend comes back into the picture – stirring up memories and fears about his past – Rush knows that if he and Addison are ever going to have a chance at happiness, it’s time to shatter the walls between them once and for all.



Available for purchase at 

   


Viviana's Review:
"Shattered Ink" is a continuation of Addison's and Rush's story, which picks up more or less where "First Ink" ended. As readers, we tend to want to know what happens with the characters we have fallen for and Laura delivers!! 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Author Interview & Giveaway: Back To You (Coming Home, Bk #3) by Jessica Scott

13153802
Back To You
(Coming Home, Bk #3)
by Jessica Scott

Blurb: 

He's in for the fight of his life . . .

Army captain Trent Davila loved his wife, Laura, and their two beautiful children. But when he almost lost his life in combat, something inside him died. He couldn't explain the emptiness he felt or bridge the growing distance between him and his family—so he deployed again. And again. And again . . . until his marriage reached its breaking point. Now, with everything on the line, Trent has one last chance to prove to his wife that he can be the man she needs . . . if she'll have him

. . . to win back his only love.

Laura is blindsided when Trent returns home. Time and again, he chose his men over his family, and she's just beginning to put the pieces of her shattered heart back together. But when Trent faces a court martial on false charges, only Laura can save him. What begins as an act of kindness to protect his career inflames a desire she thought long buried—and a love that won't be denied. 
But can she trust that this time he's back to stay?



You can purchase at 

      

Spotlight: Temptation by Fire by Tiffany Allee



Temptation by Fire 
by Tiffany Allee

Blurb: 

Visions of death haunt her . . .

Ava Keller sees the future. When she suffers a horrifying vision of a man's violent death, she knows from experience nothing she does will stop it from becoming a reality. But when she meets a strong, broken man, he makes her want to believe in second chances.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Book Review, Blog Tour & Giveaway: Shine (Mageri Series, Bk #5) by Dannika Dark


Shine
(Mageri Series, Bk #5)
By Dannika Dark


Blurb: 
Love is infinite.
Hate is absolute.

In the short span of a year, Silver has gone from becoming a Mage to discovering the truth about her unique genetics. Logan Cross went from her mortal enemy to her immortal lover, but a threat is fast approaching like an inevitable storm. Attacks are underway against the Mageri and one man is behind it—an elusive foe who is an unstoppable force. Nero is not Silver’s only concern as someone close to her is arrested for treason. In the midst of chaos, Silver discovers she cannot protect everyone from the wrath of fate, including her own Ghuardian.

Justus finally opens his heart, but an unexpected turn of events could darken his soul forever. Secrets are revealed that will leave you reeling from one twist after the next. Would you sacrifice everything for love?

Destiny has set sail and once she alters her course, no one’s life will ever be the same in this explosive conclusion to the Mageri Series.



Available for purchase at 


         


Viviana's Review:

I LOVE this series!! From the first installment "Sterling", the story captivated me and I fell for each of the characters and all for different reasons. Uhm, just in case you didn't know it, Logan is mine!! LOL!  A few friends that have read the series each have claimed either Justus, Simon, Logan, Christian, etc. well you get the idea. 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...