Bring on the Dusk (The Night Stalkers #6) by M.L. Buchman-Review and Book Tour

Bring on the Dusk (The Night Stalkers #6) by M.L.Buchman-Review and Book Tour

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Bring on the Dusk
The Night Stalkers #6
by ML Buchman
Genre: adult, contemporary, military, romantic suspense
Release Date: March 3, 2015

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 3, 2015

As a five-nation war simmers in the Caspian Sea, Captain Claudia Jean “Cee-Cee’ Casperson of the Night Stalkers and Colonel Michael Gibson of Delta Force are called in to subdue the conflict. They’ll need all their combined ingenuity to stop a clash that could have catastrophic global repercussions. And they’ll need to do it while remaining under the radar. It’ll take all the strength they have—but it will take even more for the pair to breach the walls they’ve built around their hearts.

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REVIEW: BRING ON THE DUSK is the sixth full-length installment in ML Buchman’s The Night Stalkers military romance series focusing on an elite group of military personnel from the US army secret military operations known as 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment) aka The Night Stalkers. This is helicopter pilot Captain Claudia Casperson and Delta Force Colonel Michael Gibson’s storyline. BRING ON THE DUSK can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty.

Told from alternating third person point of view, the focus of the storyline is two fold; a mission to the Persian Gulf to retrieve several hostages kidnapped by Somali pirates ; and a black on black secret ops assignment that finds our heroes trying to stop the Russians from gaining a foothold in the Iranian oil cartel. One of Claudia’s first assignments finds herself in the Yemeni desert rescuing Colonel Michael Gibson- a rather stoic and quiet man who has earned the respect of his men and his superiors.

Colonel Michael Gibson hides in plain sight. He listens and learns, commands and oversees the missions that demand sacrifice and perfection. Meeting Claudia Casperson tilts the Colonel’s world so that the axis begins to waver. His attraction to Claudia is immediate but he is a man whose heart belongs to The Night Stalkers and falling in love has never been on his mind.

The relationship between Michael and Claudia is professional, courteous and at times, painfully uncomfortable to watch unfold. Claudia is the one to make the first move and Michael finds himself at a loss as to how to react and what to do. It is not until our couple is granted leave that Michael’s love for his beloved Redwood trees and the star-filled skies overhead reveal to Claudia the true extent of Michael’s wants and need. But an unexpected attack during their latest mission finds Michael walking away to protect the woman with whom he has fallen in love. The $ex scenes are intimate without graphic erotic depictions.

The secondary and supporting characters consist of many, if not all, of the previous storyline couples who play an active role throughout the story. ML Buchman’s novels gather an ensemble cast of characters whose camaraderie and friendship reveal a deeper love and support than most people will find in their lifetime.

The world building is very detailed with technical terminology, jargon and theories, and continues to focus on the 160th SOAR Night Stalkers-their missions, their rescues, their losses, and their loves. The storylines are fast paced, packed with suspense, tension, likeable characters, and little bit of romance and love. There is plenty of ‘stream of consciousness’ or thought flow for both main characters as they reflect on their careers, their families, and their possible futures. Their one on one conversations are quiet and mostly implied.

ML Buchman pulls the reader onto the high seas, into the air, and behind the scenes of an elite group of military personnel who risk their lives to protect the freedom of others. There is a balance of action and suspense combined with friendships and building love. BRING ON THE DUSK is another fascinating, informative, and well written storyline from the pen of ML Buchman.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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The Warrior Most Likely… by M.L. Buchman

This week I’m celebrating the release of the sixth book in my Night Stalkers military romantic suspense series Bring On The Dusk. In the story, long-time team member Colonel Michael Gibson of Delta Force finally finds true love with pilot Captain Claudia Casperson.

Each book in the series has followed the battles and loves of members of the real-world’s U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. These are the best helicopter pilots and crew on the planet, far in advance of even our closest allies.

The fictitious 5th Battalion D Company was founded by Major Mark Henderson and it is he who has overseen the building of the unit. But in many ways it is the wife he met in Book #1 The Night is Mine who has overseen the lives and loves of those who fly for the 5D. In six books, there has been a wide variety of personalities and skills.

One of the unexpected joys of having the opportunity to build a cast over the course of six books (and yes, there is already a 7th in planning) is learning more about them as each book progresses. Even though Emily and Mark were book #1, Kee and Archie book #2 I Own the Dawn, or Trisha and Bill book #5 Light Up the Night, both the writer and the reader learn more about them as we go. It’s part of the joy of the journey.

So fans look back and ask: Who Is The Warrior Most Likely To …

* …volunteer for a dangerous mission that will take place in the middle of the tundra? Curiously it is Mark Henderson the founder of the 5D who would take on this mission. He grew up with a former-SEAL dad working on a Montana ranch. He is as comfortable with outdoors as any man in the outfit…as long as there’s a fishing stream. Fishing right beside him would be his good friend Michael Gibson of book #6 (the newest release) Bring On The Dusk.

* …be called into a ‘Hot Zone’ first? Colonel Michael Gibson is always the first in and the last out. As a Delta Force operator embedded with the 5D, he is the most experienced soldier in any battlefield. And Michael only leads from one place, the very tip of the spear.

* …win an arm wrestling match? Big John Wallace didn’t earn his nickname by being a shrimp like his best friend, Crazy Tim O’Malley. His power is as huge as his frame and it is one of the wonders of book #3 Wait Until Dark that he can fit into a gunner’s seat aboard a Black Hawk helicopter. Of course the one who can come closest to beating him is his buddy, book #4 Take Over at Midnight Tim.

* …Run 5 miles in full gear without becoming tired? Tim O’Malley may be compact, but he is immensely strong from constant workouts. There is only one Night Stalker who can outrun him, Kee Smith of Book #2 I Own the Dawn. What Kee lacks in strength she more than compensates for in raw tenacity. Kee is the only Night Stalker to consistently cross over the line and train with the Delta Force operators. Not even Trisha, who marries a D-body, can boast that one.

And now for a fun one!

* Who is the warrior most likely to look the best in their uniform? Pick one, I dare you. As a male writer, my bias is for the women:

o Emily – tall, sleek, commanding blond

o Kee – short, seriously curved, and strong, half-Viet and have something else

o Connie – the brilliant but shy brunette from next door

o Lola – the wild Naw’lins Creole, long, lean, and a mane of mahogany hair

o Trisha – petite, redhead, vibrant with energy and sass

o Claudia – tall, shapely, blond, with a peace that radiates from deep inside

Or the men (also in order by book):

o Mark – the hero-model commander with his ever-present mirrored Ray Ban sunglasses

o Archie – the tall, quiet brains of the operation

o John – the big, powerful mechanic from the American heartland

o Tim – the broad-shouldered, Latino practical joker

o Bill – tall, silent, lethal Scotsman

o Michael – the ultimate warrior. He stands out in no way at all…until you meet him. Then you can’t look away.

Book Information

Title: Bring on the Dusk
Author: M.L. Buchman
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Summary

Five nations surround the Caspian Sea, five nations desperate for the vast resources there, and willing to go to war. It will take all of Claudia and Michael’s ingenuity to avert disaster. As they discover how right they are for each other, it will take even more to breach the walls they’ve so carefully built around their hearts…

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ML BuchmanM. L. Buchman has over 25 novels in print. His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the year” and Booklist “Top 10 of the Year.” In addition to romance, he also writes thrillers, fantasy, and science fiction.

In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.

He is now making his living full-time as a writer, living on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. You may keep up with his writing at www.mlbuchman.com.

 

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Stealing Rose (The Fowler Sisters 2) by Monica Murphy-Review and Book Tour

Stealing Rose (The Fowler Sisters 2) by Monica Murphy-Review and Book Tour

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Stealing Rose
The Fowler Sisters #2
by Monica Murphy
Genre: new adult, contemporary, erotic romance
Release Date: March 3, 2015

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STEALING ROSE (The Fowler Sisters #2) by Monica Murphy

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 3, 2015

People say the youngest child has it easy, but nothing can be further from the truth. Unlike my two sisters, Violet and Lily, I’m never in the limelight. I just work my butt off for Fleur Cosmetics and get little to no thanks for it. I’ve been pushed too far one too many times, and I’m finally brave enough to do something about it.

Maybe my newfound courage has something to do with the amazing pink and white diamond necklace I wear to the party in Cannes. The instant those dazzling heirloom jewels touch my skin, they excite some deep, aching need inside. And when that guy—that totally gorgeous guy—locks eyes with me, I know this nice girl is going to be naughty.

For once it’s my turn. My turn to say no to my father, to outshine my sisters, to walk away from it all—straight into the arms of a mysterious stranger. But what if Caden is much more than I bargained for? Sure, he makes me feel sexy and free in a way I never have before, but there’s something else I can’t quite place—something dangerous. Maybe our “chance” meeting wasn’t so random. Maybe he was looking for me for a reason. Whatever his motive, there’s no going back now.

And maybe I don’t want to.

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REVIEW: STEALING ROSE is the second installment in Monica Murphy’s new adult, contemporary The Fowler Sisters erotic romance series focusing on the three sisters-Violet, Rose and Lily Fowler-heirs to the Fleur Cosmetics Company. This is the younger Fowler Sister- Rose Fowler and Caden Kingsley’s storyline. STEALING ROSE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but saying that I would have liked to see more of Forrest Fowler (the sisters’s father) and his new lover Pilar-the bane of the Fowler Sisters existence-the relationship is important to the understanding of the sisters’s emotional upheaval.

Similar in nature to OWNING VIOLET (Book 1) STEALING ROSE focuses on a ruse against one of the Fowler sisters-in this case-Rose Fowler. Caden Kingsley is a man determined to get what he wants but falling in love is the last thing on his mind. Caden flirts and seduces his way into Rose’s bed and her heart all the while keeping his eye on the ultimate prize. Caden is a professional thief and Rose has something he needs and wants. With the Fowler family matriarch hosting a Fleur Cosmetics event in London, England Caden finds himself drawn to the youngest Fowler sister even though he had targeted her older sister Lily in a game of winner takes all.

Rose is determined to leave Fleur Cosmetics. Her sense of self worth and ability to succeed has been undermined by her father’s newest relationship. As the youngest daughter, Rose feels displaced in her father’s heart; his acceptance of her choices is less than comforting when his own choices have placed his daughters in a precarious position within the company.

The relationship between Caden and Rose is quick to develop. Rose is immediately entranced by Caden’s good looks and charm. Caden is a man on a mission and seducing Rose is the first step in getting what he wants. The $ex scenes begin as a playful tease moving into full fledged seduction and possible love. When the truth about Caden’s motives is revealed, a broken hearted Rose will return to America with a secret she will have a difficult time to hide.

The world building focuses more on Rose and Caden’s relationship than the Fleur Cosmetics Company. As I said previously, it would have been nice to get a more personal look at Forrest Fowler and Pilar as their relationship is the catalyst for the Fowler Sisters’s slow departure from Fleur Cosmetics.

The secondary and supporting characters include Violet and Lily Fowler as well as Violet’s boyfriend Ryder McKay; Grandma Fowler is a forced to be reckoned with; Caden’s mother Cora is an interesting character- a little lost in her own world but a mother who loves her son. Caden’s friends Whitney, and Mitchell Landers whose foray into the London night life leave a little bit to be desired; and Cash-a man who has taught Caden an alternative way to earn a living.

Monica Murphy knows how to tell a story. The Fowler sisters endeavor to hold their place within Fleur Cosmetics but along the way betrayal and heartbreak must be confronted. Our heroines are fallible; the heroes untrustworthy; their storylines not to be missed. Let’s hope Lily can find her happily ever after. Everyone deserves a little love and romance in their lives.

Reading Order and previous reviews:
1. Owning Violet
2. Stealing Rose
3. Taming Lily (July 2015)

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Tonight is open game. The security is loose. The jewels are large and everywhere. The owners of said jewels are careless. More intent on showing off than protecting them, which is fine by me. I’m like a kid in a candy store—I don’t know which way to turn, what to check out next. I want to sample it all, take it all, too, but I need to be discreet. Particular. I need to make the most of this visit and choose the pieces that’ll take us the furthest.

Like the Poppy Necklace curled around Rose Fowler’s beautiful neck. I want it. So does my contact, an old client I haven’t worked for since forever. I’ve been warned off this guy, but the payout is too large to resist. My fingers literally itch to snatch the necklace off Rose’s neck. But how? It’s not a subtle piece and this won’t be easy.

But I love a good challenge. I’ve kept my eye on her from the moment I spotted her at the party. Always staying in the background, calculating every which way I could get the necklace from her.

Then I go and make the biggest mistake of all—becoming heroic and telling that piece of Eurotrash to get his paws off her. I’d been tempted to kick his ass but Rose had stopped me, thank Christ. I don’t know what the hell got into me.

Fine. I know. Seeing the marks on her skin from his slimy fingers pissed me off. I don’t know her, don’t care to know her, but I get all caveman and ready to defend her honor? Makes no sense. She’s pretty, yeah. Sexy as hell in that damn dress, her long, hot-as-fuck legs on blatant display and fueling my imagination.

Which I have no business fueling. I’m here for one purpose—and sex isn’t it.

So I ignored the look we shared when I caught her staring at me from across the room. I broke eye contact first, turning away from her and stepping up to the bar so I could order us two glasses of Champagne. I then made my way across the room, ignoring everyone, not making eye contact. I don’t want a single person to remember me tonight.

 

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Owning Violet
The Fowler Sisters #1
by Monica Murphy
Genre: adult, contemporary,erotic, romance
Release Date: December 2, 2014

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OWNING VIOLET (The Fowler Sisters #1) by Monica Murphy

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 2, 2014

New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy begins a sexy new contemporary romance series—perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase—that introduces three sisters born to wealth, raised to succeed, ready to love, destined to make waves.

I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.

Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it’s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary—perhaps even more so. He’s also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.

One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I’m hooked. Ryder’s like a powerful drug, and I’m an addict who doesn’t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul.

My everything.

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Taming Lily
The Fowler Sisters 3
by Monica Murphy
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: July 7, 2015

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I’m in trouble. Again. And instead of facing my problems head on, I’ve run away. Far away this time, and no one can catch me—not my two younger sisters, Violet and Rose, not my father, my grandmother, or that witch Pilar who wants to take control of my family’s cosmetics company. Now I’m in Hawaii, enjoying the sun and the sand and water, where nobody knows the hot mess known as Lily Fowler. And I’m loving every minute of it.

But someone is watching me. Following me. He’s gorgeous. And soon we’re talking, and against all my instincts, I reveal bits and pieces of myself to Max. It feels good, though I know he can’t be the man for me. These sudden feelings we share are way too complicated, too fraught, too intense.

Then everything explodes and I’m forced to return home. My intentions have always been true, but now everyone’s mad at me. I don’t know who to turn to anymore . . . except to Max. He’s who I want to trust. But I’m not so sure I should. Maybe it’s worth the risk—and what-ifs be damned. . .

 

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Monica MurphyNew York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She’s a workaholic who loves her job. When she’s not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

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His To Take (Wicked Lovers 9) by Shayla Black-Review & Giveaway

His To Take (Wicked Lovers 9) by Shayla Black-Review & Giveaway

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His To Take
Wicked Lovers #9
by Shayla Black
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic romance
Release Date: March 3, 2015

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Racing against time, NSA Agent Joaquin Muñoz is searching for a little girl who vanished twenty years ago with a dangerous secret. Since Bailey Benson fits the profile, Joaquin abducts the beauty and whisks her to the safety of Club Dominion—before anyone can silence her for good.

At first, Bailey is terrified, but when her captor demands information about her past, she’s stunned. Are her horrific visions actually distant memories that imperil all she holds dear? Confined with Joaquin in a place that echoes with moans and breathes passion, he proves himself a fierce protector, as well as a sensual Master who’s slowly crawling deeper in her head…and heart. But giving in to him might be the most delicious danger of all.

Because Bailey soon learns that her past isn’t the only mystery. Joaquin has a secret of his own—a burning vengeance in his soul. The exposed truth leaves her vulnerable and wondering how much about the man she loves is a lie, how much more is at risk than her heart. And if she can trust him to protect her long enough to learn the truth.

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REVIEW: HIS TO TAKE is the ninth full length installment in Shayla Black’s adult, contemporary Wicked Lovers erotic, romance series focusing on a close knit group of friends, family and formers SEALs, FBI and NSA agents who partake in the BDSM life style. This is NSA Agent Joaquin Munoz and ballet dancer Bailey Benson’s storyline. Although HIS TO TAKE is the ninth book in the series, it can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty as can most of the books in this series.

Told from alternating third person points of view the storyline focuses on the search for a missing woman who disappeared twenty years earlier and is presumed dead at the hands of a terrorist cell searching for information into DNA manipulation. With what appears to be a serial killer on the hunt for all women who fit the missing female’s description, NSA Agent Joaquin Munoz disobeys the direct orders of his superiors and sets out on his own to save a woman the others believe holds the secrets to a two decades old mystery. When Bailey Benson’s profile matches all of the previous victim’s profiles, Joaquin easily locates and abducts Bailey then hides her away at Club Dominion-the BDSM club owned by Mitchell Thorpe (Theirs to Cherish #8).

The premise finds Joaquin immediately attracted to Bailey but our hero is a man who does not do relationships; does not fall in love; and has had very little contact with anyone in years. His reaction to Bailey is visceral but I didn’t quite buy into Joaquin’s growing love. He is an NSA agent whose life has been spent rescuing others and hunting terrorists. Their time spent at Club Dominion finds our hero needing to ‘spank’ Bailey for her lack of self preservation and in this the storyline takes a rather unwelcome turn for this reader. Neither Bailey nor Joaquin had ever considered the BDSM lifestyle but in the presence of the others, both have a need to partake of the action. This particular aspect of the storyline felt awkward, contrived and unnecessary, and frankly not believable. It was short lived and not without some cringe worthy moments especially when both were acting on the advice from the professional BDSM members. Joaquin’s need to punish Bailey does not sit well with the others-there is no role playing or Dom/sub action, it is purely punishment for disobeying orders.

Most, if not all, of the previous storyline couples and lovers play a secondary or supporting role as many favors are called in to help with the investigation into the number of deaths and the people hunting for Bailey Benson. Callie, Sean and Thorpe (Theirs to Cherish) prepare for their upcoming wedding and by way of a storyline role or mention, the extended and ensemble cast of characters makes for an interesting few days in isolation for Baily and Joaquin. It was nice revisiting with previous couples, lovers and their growing extended families.

The sexual situations include some BDSM, some spanking and punishment-not only for our leading couple but as part of Club Dominion’s available assets. Most of the BDSM content is voyeuristic as we are pulled into the needs of the heroes, from the previous storylines, to punish their lovers for a perceived act of betrayal or disobedience-again, these actions felt a little gratuitous and unnecessary to the overall plot. I understand that WICKED LOVERS is a series whereby all of our heroes and heroines partake in the BDSM lifestyle, but Bailey and Joaquin were completely out of their element and uncomfortable with what needed to be done.

HIS TO TAKE is a fast paced, intense and intriguing storyline. Shayla Black combines mystery and suspense, with a little bit of erotic imagery to stimulate the senses and need to read on. Revisiting old friends and previous storyline characters was a welcome addition to HIS TO TAKE. I am looking forward to many more storylines in the Wicked Lovers series.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop – Review, Interview and Giveaway

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop – Review, Interview and Giveaway

 

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The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…

 

 Review:

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop is the 3rd book in her wonderful The Others fantasy series. As most of you already know, I am a huge fan of Anne Bishop, having read all of her books, and loving them all. When I started reading The Others with the first book, Written in Red, I had thought this was a different type of story and I immediately fell in love with this series. There is no question in my mind, whatever she writes, Bishop is such a master storyteller as she brilliantly continues this wonderful world building in Vision in Silver.

To give you a brief refresher, The Others is a story about the terra indigene (non humans, such as wolves, crows, vampires, elementals, grizzlies, etc) who control most of the world, and the humans, both good and bad who live in lands that the Others allow them to live on. Meg is our heroine of this series, as now in the 3rd book, she is fully a member of the terra indigene, even if she is human. Meg is a blood prophet ( cassandra sangue) who is very valuable, as when she cuts herself, she sees the future. The Others have come to care very much for “our Meg”, and will go to all lengths to protect her from the evil that wants to use the blood prophets to their own gain. In the last book, Murder of Crows, most of the young blood prophets were rescued and send to different areas to gradually get them used to living in freedom. But this is not an easy process, as they are all mentally challenged to see the world as it is, having been shut down all their lives, with just offering up prophecy that is asked of them.

In Vision in Silver this is escalated, as there is a huge threat that will not only threaten the lives of the blood prophets, but also the Others. A group called Humans First and Last (HFL), has been inciting humans with lies, and using force for them to stop serving the Others, or they will put them out of business if they don’t comply. They also want the blood prophets for themselves, blaming things that go wrong on the terra indigene, thereby turning humans against them.

Simon, the leader of the lakeside pack, is determined to help the blood prophets with Meg’s help, as she is a trailblazer, who will teach them how to survive in the open world. The human police force that we have come to know from previous books have worked closely with Simon, and the rest of the pack to stop the violence. The humans labeled as wolf lovers (those helping Meg, Simon and the others), must leave town and move to the courtyard run by the terra indigene.

What follows is an exciting storyline from start to finish, which finds Meg trying to control her own compulsions to cut herself, and learning how to control it to be able to help her fellow Cassandra sanguine. Lt. Mongomery plays a big part, as his little girl surprisingly arrives to the Courtyard with hidden secrets that will eventually reveal the real villains behind this plot to hurt the Others. But most of all, it is Simon, and his entire pack that must face the evil threats, and rise up to fight them, which will put Simon’s life in danger. It is Meg, whose prophecy will help them all.

In between, all this intense action, is the continued sweet relationship that slowly grows between Simon and Meg. Simon is the alpha wolf, the leader of the pack of non-humans, but it is Meg, the sweet girl, who has won all their hearts, as she opens the door for the Others to learn to live with humans. There is no relationship between Meg and Simon…not yet. But it is so beautifully done, how much they each care about each other, as each passing day goes on.

Anna Bishop continues to wow me with her fabulous world building, and storytelling that is flawless with each book. Bishop has also created some of the best characters in this fantastic world, such as Simon, Meg, Sam, Nathan, Tess, Vlad, Henry, Merri, Monty and even little Skippy. Make no mistake, this is not a romance, but a fascinating, fun, tense and exciting story, in a complex world. I loved every moment of Vision in Silver, and have grown to love so many of the non-human characters that make up The Others. Bravo, Anne Bishop, you never cease to amaze me. If you have not started this series, it is time to do so. A great series that is not to be missed.

Reviewed by Barb

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Hi, Anne. We are excited to have you back with us again at The Reading Cafe,to discuss your new release “Vision In Sliver”, as well as to give us an update as to what else you may be working on.

 

 

 

 

TRC: You have just released your 3rd book in The Others series. For those of our members who have not read this series, can you give us a description of the premise of The Others?

Anne: The Others novels take place on an alternate Earth where the earth natives, the supernatural beings known as the Others, have always been the dominant predators, evolving with the world. Humans, while inventive and clever, are nowhere near the top of the food chain and have to deal with the Others for all the natural resources they need. The appearance of Meg Corbyn, a blood prophet who has run away from her controller, adds to the ever-present tension between species in the city of Lakeside. Meg’s presence is the pebble that starts the avalanche of changes in Lakeside, and the question, more and more, becomes who is going to survive those changes.

Murder of the crowsTRC:   Congratulations on Murder of the Crows being nominated for the 2014 RT (Romantic Times) Reviewer’s Choice Award in the Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding category. It must be gratifying to receive another nomination for this wonderful series?

Anne: I’m thrilled to receive another nomination for a Reviewer’s Choice Award. It’s especially flattering that it is for the worldbuilding category because this world, being not-quite-Earth, requires selecting the right blend of details to make the impossible things seem perfectly reasonable.

 

 

Vision in SilverTRC:  Vision in Silver is being released today. Can you please give us a brief description of the book?

Anne: The Others freed the blood prophets to protect the girls from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences for many of the girls–and would also open a door to freedom for another young prophet. While Meg Corbyn and Simon Wolfgard search for a way to help more of these girls survive, Lieutenant Montgomery has to unravel the mystery of why his young daughter has arrived in Lakeside alone. And all their lives, and the future of Lakeside, are threatened by a fanatic faction of humans who have a connection to the growing war across the Atlantik.

TRC:  When we last talked to you on how many books you were planning on this series, you were still in discussion on this.   Have you decided how many books you will be doing in the series? I hope a lot, as I do not want to leave the world of The Others.

Anne:  I know there will be five. After that, it will depend on whether or not the characters have more to say.

TRC:  What challenges or difficulties do you encounter writing this series?

Anne:  The fun of the series is writing from the point of view of characters who are not remotely human in the way they think and feel and act. The challenges are making decisions about details–like what kind of service weapon does Monty use versus Burke, and how much do I need to know about bison–so that there are enough details for the story to feel real without bogging it down. And there is geography and figuring out who is living where and how that would convert (approximately) to an actual map because we have another location in Vision in Silver.

TRC:  When not writing, what do you do to relax?

Anne:  In the winter, I watch movies, listen to music, do yoga, indulge in recreational reading. In warmer months, I spend a lot of time in the garden. Gardens are instant gratification–you spend thirty minutes weeding and you can see the results.

TRC:  Would you like to share with us what you are currently working on, and what you may have upcoming in 2015/2016?

Anne:  I just turned in Book 4 in the series and will start working on Book 5 very soon. That will take me through March 2016.

TRC:  Would you like to add anything else?

Anne:  I’d like to thank all the readers who have joined me on this adventure. I’m having a lot of fun writing these stories, and I hope you’re having just as much fun reading them.

Thank you, Anne for giving us an update on Vision in Silver, as well as what we can look forward to in the future.   It was a pleasure having you visit us again.

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Brash by Laura Wright – Review & Giveaway

Brash by Laura Wright – Review & Giveaway

 

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No matter how many fights UFC champion Cole Cavanaugh wins, he can’t rid himself of the guilt of not having saved his twin sister’s life. Now, not only is he facing his arch enemy in the ring, he’s fighting to uncover the truth about Cass’s death. But will winning both fights truly give him the retribution and absolution he seeks? Or does he need the healing power of love to finally move on with his life?

The mystery surrounding Cass’s murder also haunts veterinarian Grace Hunter. Many believe that her father might hold the key to the truth. Unfortunately the ex-Sheriff’s deteriorating mental state makes it impossible to separate fact from fiction. As Cole persuades Grace to help him unlock the elusive clues, her defenses weaken. She finds the Stetson-wearing fighter irresistible. But while the truth could free Cole’s heart, it could very well end up shattering hers.

 

 

Review:

Brash by Laura Wright is the 3rd book in her The Cavanaugh Brothers series. After I have read each book in this series, I would say to myself, Laura Wright can’t do better than this story or couple, and each time I am wrong. I loved Brash, in fact I totally adore this series. Brash belongs to Cole Cavanaugh and Grace Hunter and they were so awesome together. Can I pick one brother and their mate over the others? No. They are all equally hot, with fantastic stories. Sigh…I never want this series to end, and with Blue’s story next, I am beginning to grieve.

A brief refresher on this series. The story takes place in River Black, Texas, where more than 11 years ago, young Cass Cavanaugh, the young sister of the Cavanaugh Brothers was murdered, and to this day, there has never been a resolution. The three boys left town as soon as they were old enough, and after the death of their father, they come back for the funeral, with Deacon the oldest determined to destroy the ranch and bury the horrible memory. But he falls in love with Mac, and then James will meet his mate in Sheridan. In Brash, Cole, Cass’s twin, and the one with the deepest scars, blames himself for not being there for Cass. He uses his guilt and anger to become a top notch fighter. In the last book, Cole used bad methods to try to get information from Grace, who is our heroine in this book.

As we start the story, Grace realizes that she needs to help the Cavanaughs find out the truth, in order to clear her father’s name. An accident forces Cole to stay in Grace’s house to heal a severely bruised ankle, and at the same time work together to try and find clues from all her father’s paperwork. What follows is a beautiful sweet, and sizzling romance that is also filled with emotional turmoil. Cole despite his determination to not become seriously involved with any women, finds himself falling hard for the beautiful Grace. Cole has to keep himself celibate before his big fight a few weeks away, but this does not stop this from being a very sexy and sizzling romance. I totally loved Cole and Grace together.

This is such a wonderful story of a man unable to get past a tragedy, and to slowly watch his defenses crumble. It is romance that slowly builds to a scorching climax, and a love that must persevere against all odds. The story continues to be a mystery throughout in the quest to find the truth of the murder, which haunts them all. But most of all, it is also about a family, who having been destroyed by a tragedy, will stick together to discover the truth, and let love heal them. There is also another element with an added half-brother, who does not feel part of the family, and the next book will be about him. Again, Brash is a wonderful story, with delicious steamy romance, but also an intense emotional read. Laura Wright outdoes herself in the wonderful story to add to a fantastic series. If you have not read The Cavanaugh Brothers, you are missing a gem.

Reviewed by Barb

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Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs – Review, Interview & Giveaway

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs – Review, Interview & Giveaway

 

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For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way…

Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.

 

 

Review:

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs is the 4th book in her Alpha & Omega series. The Alpha & Omega series is another fascinating werewolf storyline that takes place in the world of Mercy Thompson. Only this series revolves around Charles Cornick, who is the enforcer for his Alpha father, Bran. His cohort in this series is his wife Anna, who is an Omega wolf. Together they are usually sent to enforce or resolve pack crimes throughout the country. I love Charles and Anna together, and it was great to spend time with them again in Dead Heat.

Charles decides to visit a dying old friend, with Anna, as they travel to Arizona. It is there that Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday, as his old friend’s family, run by a wolf pack, trains and sells Arabian horses. But best laid plans, do not always work out. Charles and Anna become involved in a mission to stop a dangerous Fae, who kidnaps children. When the wife of his friend’s son is effected by the Fae magic, it is Charles who will save her life. The fae magic on Chelsea (the wife) was an attempt to have her kill her children, but her hidden witch strength enabled her to hurt herself instead.

It becomes a race to find the young girl who was taken by the Fae, and discover how many more over a time were affected by this magic. The FBI becomes involved to work with Charles and Anna in this thrilling adventure. This is an action packed exciting story that keeps us engrossed totally throughout, especially with the surprising twists.

It is also a beautiful story of a friendship that remained strong over the years, and the family that has its own issues, not to mention the expected upcoming death of the patriarch. But most of all, it is the love that keeps Charles sane in Anna, and her ability as an Omega to be able to calm wolves, including the new born wolves.   They make such a great couple, working together to solve any crimes within the pack range, not to mention very hot. The last 1/3 of the book was a pulse pounding, action filled climax that had us holding our breath. I totally recommend you to read this series, especially if you enjoy wolf stories, and a great couple. I want more of Charles and Anna.

Reviewed by Barb

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Hi Patricia. Thank you for taking the time to answer some questions today.We are always looking forward to reading about the author behind the book.  

TRC: For anyone who does not know Patricia Briggs, would you please tell us about yourself?

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Patricia:   I am a fantasy writer who is currently writing urban fantasy. The good luck publishing fairy hit me on the head about twelve years after I published my first book, and the Mercy Thompson series started hitting the New York Times list. Now I can tattoo #1 New York Times bestselling author on my arm (not that I would) and no one could call me a liar. Right now I have two related series I’m working on, the Alpha and Omega series and the Mercy Thompson series.  

 

TRC:  When and how did you become interested in writing? Have you always liked to write? 

Patricia:   I’ve always been a reader. When I was a kid I used to draw a lot. Horses, dragons and girls with swords—and then I’d write a bit about them until I got bored with it and drew another picture. A friend of mine in college had written a number of books and I decided see if I could write one. I did—and it was better than my artwork (which is still confined to horses, dragons and girls with swords).  

TRC:  What is your writing process? Do you have a favorite time, or place to work? What is the most difficult process in creating your stories? 

Patricia:   Hmm. I got to my office or somewhere away from people, turn on music really loud and write. The first pass through a story is the hardest—editing is the most rewarding. I work best at night, but the real world doesn’t allow that. I have gotten less finicky about where and how and when I work over the years. Quiet is important, but time of day is much less so. 

TRC:  When not writing, what do you do to relax? 

Patricia:   I read—and play with the horses. I raise Arabian horses. They get me outside and moving—no one needs Gold’s Gym when they have nineteen horses to feed and care for. 

TRC:  Can you please tell our readers who are new to your Alpha and Omega series, something about the premise? 

Patricia:   In a world where the monsters are real, the werewolves have recently admitted their existence. It is the job of werewolves Anna and Charles Cornick to keep the peace between the werewolves and the humans, however they can. 

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is the 4th book of this series. Can you please give us a brief description of the book? How many books do you plan for this series?  

Patricia:   A visit to an old friend turns into a race against time as Anna and Charles hunt down something that is preying upon children. Plan is such a strong word. I don’t foresee an end in the near future. Right now I’m having fun with these books—and readers seem to be doing the same. As long as both are true, I’ll keep writing them. 

 

TRC:  Your heroes in your Alpha and Omega series are Charles Cornnick and Anna Latham, who originated in Mercy Thompson. What made you decide to create a new series using Charles and Anna?

Patricia:   I wrote a novella about Charles and Anna, “Alpha and Omega”. My editor liked it, the critics liked it and readers liked it. I had fun writing it. So when my editor asked if I’d do a spin-off series, I jumped at the chance.  

TRC:  What is next for Mercy Thompson

Patricia:    I’m working on Fire Touched, the next Mercy novel right now. Mercy and the pack acquire something the fae want very much. The question is if the fae are willing to go to war with the werewolves over it.

TRC:  What are the challenges or difficulties (research), do you have writing this world of Werewolves, Coyote, Fae, and Mythology?

 Patricia:    I recently had this discussion with Anne Bishop. I don’t find research a challenge or difficult—though sometimes finding information can be . . . Interesting. You should have heard the responses when we (my husband does most of the phone calls because he can get people to talk) called people and asked if they knew how you’d cast a silver bullet. Awesomely funny.

TRC:  You write many different genres, such as Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, and Paranormal. Do you have any desire to try another genre?

Patricia:   I always say I write fantasy—so I don’t need to move into another genre. My fantasy can also be romances, mysteries, spy novels, thrillers—and still be fantasy.

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 LIGHTNINIG ROUND  

Favorite Food: huckleberry 

Favorite Dessert: cinnamon roll (mine—more bread than sweet) 

Favorite TV Show: Castle (of course) 

Last book that you read: Reread Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison.  

Favorite Character from books you have read (not your own): Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files. 

Dog or Cat: Cat—but we have both.  

TRC:  Thank you, Patricia for answering our questions. The Reading Café wishes you the best of luck with Dead Heat. We look forward to talking with you again in the future. 

Patricia:   Thank you for letting me visit!

 

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Silk: Volume 1 (Silk 1) by KM Scott-a review

SILK : Volume 1 (Silk #1) by KM Scott-a review

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I want her. I crave her. She’s my addiction. The world knows me as Ian Anwell, New York Times bestselling author, but Kristina makes me want more. Much more.

I need him. I love him. He’s my obsession. Everyone thinks they know Kristina Richards, but I’m more than what they see on the screen. So much more.

I’m his muse, and this is our story

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REVIEW: SILK Volume 1 is the first installment in KM Scott’s adult, contemporary SILK erotic romance serial focusing on New York Times bestselling author Ian Anwell and actress Kristina Richards. Told from alternating first person points of view (Ian and Kristina) Volume one introduces Ian and Kristina.

Ian is an addict with an addictive personality-alcohol and heroin are his choices but Kristina becomes his new obsession. He is a man whose successes have made him rich and famous, but have also brought self doubt and numbness. Ian needs a muse for his next project and Kristina is ripe for the picking.

Kristina is an actress, whose star is on the rise. When the world famous writer Ian Anwell requests to meet her in person, Kristina finds herself falling instantly in love with a man she doesn’t really know. She, too, has an addictive personality and Ian is her latest dependence.

Their attraction is immediate; sex and lust are a constant need but Ian demands secrecy in both his personal and private life. The sexual imagery is graphic, erotic, and often. Their story is one of insta-love and obsession. Silk Volume 1 sets the tone for two people whose need for one another becomes all encompassing and magnetic.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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A writer for years in other genres, K.M. Scott writes sexy contemporary romances like the ones that she loves. In love with love from the moment she picked up her first romance novel, she considers herself blessed that she has the chance to tell her own characters’ stories now. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading, feeding her addiction to TV, or cooking a new dish for family and friends. She loves to hear from readers, so drop by her Facebook page and say hi or e-mail me at kmscottauthor@gmail.com.

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Vampires Never Cry Wolf (Dead in the City 3) by Sara Humphreys-Review and Book Tour

Vampires Never Cry Wolf (Dead in the City 3) by Sara Humphreys-Review and Book Tour

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Vampires Never Cry Wolf
Dead in the City 3
by Sara Humphreys
Genre: adult, paranormal, romance
Release Date: March 3, 2015

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Sadie Pemberton is the DJ at the hottest vampire club in New York City, and she loves her freedom almost as much as she hates werewolves. She has no desire to tie herself to anyone for eternity—even the deliciously sexy Killian Bane—werewolf prince and heir apparent who has been sent to patrol the city.

But Sadie bears the mark of the moon—the mark that Killian has been looking for, the mark that’s meant to reveal his perfect mate. How can the fates be so cruel? Even more importantly, how is he ever going to change her mind?

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REVIEW: VAMPIRES NEVER CRY WOLF is the third installment in Sara Humphreys’s adult, contemporary Dead in the City paranormal romance series. This is heir to the werewolf throne Prince Killian Bane, and vampire Sadie Pemberton’s-owner of the supernatural nightclub The Coven-storyline. We were first introduced to our leading couple in the previous storylines. Although VAMPIRES NEVER CRY WOLF is the third book in the series, it can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information and history are revealed where necessary.

Told from alternating third person points of view the storyline follows Sadie and Killian’s building relationship as well as uncovering the identity of the person threatening Killian’s up and coming New York nightclub- The Loup Garou. As heir to the throne, thirty year old Killian must find a mate before his thirty fifth birthday but something about Sadie pulls at Killian’s heart. He has always dreamed about a beautiful woman with the ‘mark of the moon’ but mating with a vampire is forbidden-until the moment Killian sees a moon shaped scar on Sadie’s shoulder. What ensues is Killian’s pursuit of Sadie and Sadie’s need to push Killian away. Finding one’s bloodmate means losing the psychic connection with everyone in her family and coven. Sadie fears the loss of contact with her sire and progeny.

The relationship between Sadie and Killian is a story of forbidden love. Killian is immediately attracted to Sadie and pursues the woman under the guise of gathering information for his, as yet, unopened nightclub. Sadie knows that to drink from a werewolf is forbidden but her need increases with the bloodmate bond that ties our couple together. The sex scenes are intimate, provocative and intense.

Meanwhile, threatening letters against Killian and his club continue to pile up. When the latest note threatens physical violence, Killian and Sadie take matters up with the Presidium (ruling supernatural council) and an investigation unfolds into the who and why. It is not until Killian’s father goes missing does the need increase to put an end to the intimidation and menace.

The secondary and supporting cast includes the previous storyline couples -New York Coven Czars Doug and Olivia, and Maya and Shane, as well as Sadie’s friends and coworkers from ‘The Coven’. We are introduced to Killian’s guards Ivan and David, as well as a woman who believes she is Killian’s intended mate. Killian’s father is a bit of a surprise-not only is the man the most powerful in the werewolf kingdom but he knows a thing or two about love and finding one’s mate.

The world building continues to draw on the nightlife of The Coven; the vampires, the shifters and their tempestuous relationship. The waters are tepid; the alliance is on shaky grounds but the mating between Sadie and Killian may be the glue that holds everything together.

Sara Humphreys pulls the reader into a fascinating, complex and imaginative world of the supernatural.The writing style is engaging with a compelling and enjoyable plot-supernatural politics just became a little more confusing. Her stories will entertain, compel and arouse the curiosity in every lover of the paranormal romance. Sara’s stories are always a pleasure to read.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Sadie forced herself to look Killian in the face, and the instant she did, she knew
it was a colossal mistake. His eyes looked like pools of liquid gold, and she could
swear he saw straight through to her very soul. A growl rumbled in his chest and
Sadie gasped. His eyes flickered and shifted into the glowing amber eyes of his
wolf. The sudden and instinctive change was a glaring reminder of who he was…who
they both were.

In a remarkably steady voice, Sadie whispered, “Last night should never have happened.”

“The only thing about last night that shouldn’t have happened was the way it ended,”
Killian rasped.

Sadie stilled when his large hand cradled her cheek. Despite her best efforts to
resist him, her body quivered uncontrollably as he surrounded her in every way a
person could be surrounded. When the heat of his palm seared against her skin, a
needy moan escaped her lips. She sagged against the stack of boxes. Desire curled
inside her like smoke, and regardless of the litany of warnings that ran through her
head, Sadie’s hands found their way to the front of Killian’s shirt. She grasped the
fabric, still warm from the heat of his body, and pulled him closer. The evidence of
his desire pressed against her hip, and images of him in all his naked glory came
roaring back into her mind. Sweet Jesus, the man had a body that looked like it had
been hand carved by the gods themselves.

“Is that so?” Sadie pulled his shirt loose from his jeans and slipped her fingers
underneath before trailing them along the hard planes of his stomach. Arching one
eyebrow, she held his heavy-lidded gaze and unsheathed her fangs. “How do you
suppose it should have ended?”

“The same way it should end every night from now on,” he growled. Killian slid both
hands into her long hair. Sadie shivered when his fingertips grazed her scalp. He
pressed his hips against her before slipping his thigh between her legs. Sadie
gasped with pleasure as he put pressure on just the right spot, and when a moan
escaped her parted lips, a cocky grin emerged on his. Killian tightened his grip on
her hair and leaned in so his mouth was just a breath away. “Every single night
should end with me buried deep inside you.”

 

 


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Tall, Dark and Vampire
Dead in the City #1
by Sara Humphreys
Genre: paranormal, romance, adult, contemporary
Release Date: August 5, 2013

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RELEASE DATE: August 5, 2013

The last person Olivia Hollingsworth expected to see at her Greenwich Village vampire club was her one true love, Doug Paxton—whom she believed to be dead for centuries. Olivia thought she had moved on, but when Doug reappears, her heart knows she’d rather die than lose him again.

Ever since Doug can remember, a red-haired siren has haunted his dreams. He never thought she could be real until he goes to investigate a murder at Olivia’s night club. However, as the bodies keep piling up at her feet, he must fight to prove her innocence—even if it costs him his life…

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Vampire Trouble
Dead in the City #2
by Sara Humphreys
Genre: paranormal, romance, adult, contemporary
Release Date: July 1, 2014

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Shane Quesada, a four-century old vampire sentry, is known for cold, unemotional precision when hunting rogue vampires.

Maya Robertson is a youngling vampire who will not be controlled—and to prove it, she rejects Shane’s protection—only to find herself in over her head with an alpha werewolf.

Soon, a war between the coven and the werewolf clan ignites, and Maya and Shane flee to Louisiana, where their passion for each other grows—as does Maya’s power. When she finds herself at the center of the conflict, will she finally trust Shane with her life—and her heart?

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Sara HumphreysSara is a graduate of Marist College, with a B.A. Degree in English Literature & Theater. Her initial career path after college was as a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.

In 2013 Sara’s novel UNTAMED won two PRISM awards–Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. Sara has been a lover of both the paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance obsession began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and an enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That sci-fi obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and of course shape shifters.

Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in New York with their 4 boys. For a full list of Sara’s books and reading order, please visit her Website.

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