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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spotlight: The Devil's Disease by L.J.K. Oliva (A Shades Below Novel)




The Devil's Disease
Shades Below
Book Two
L.J.K. Oliva


 
Genre: urban fantasy
Date of Publication: March 31, 2016
Word Count: 93,338
Cover Artist: Amy Mateyka




Book Description:

In the city by the Bay, things are about to get bloody...

Psychic medium Lena Alan always sticks to what she knows, and what she knows are dead people. When her brother Cyrus agrees to look into a troubling incident for local vampire Seneca Lynch, Lena finds herself in unfamiliar territory.

One thing is clear: she needs a detective, and there's only one she trusts.

Private investigator Jesper MacMillian is ready to get back to business. Between his duties as leader of the city's Romani community and the stack of unfinished paperwork on his desk, he doesn't have time to think about ghosts, witches, or Lena Alan. After nearly a month of no contact, he's starting to think she's forgotten about him...until she waltzes through his office door and hands him a new case.


Still reeling from his last encounter with the subversive world, MacMillian is tempted to turn it down. But this is Lena, and he can't bring himself to tell her no. He soon finds himself drawn even deeper into the shadows, into a part of the demimonde where folklore is real and nightmares are born.

This time, there are more than just ghosts walking the streets of San Francisco.

There are monsters, too.




Excerpt:

The Wayfare Hotel for Restless Spirits was every bit as spooky as he remembered.
MacMillian wedged his dark green Plymouth Fury into a spot alongside The Panhandle, and stared across the street at the vast old Victorian.  Was it him, or had it expanded since he'd last been here?  That was impossible, of course.  Even so, he could have sworn several of the turrets were new.
Lena waited until he had hoisted himself from the car, then started across the street.  MacMillian headed after her with a wince.  He should have known better than to sit for so long.  Now he was paying for it.  Lena glanced behind her.  He schooled his face to a neutral expression.  Judging by the way her eyebrows drew together, she wasn't fooled.
She didn't mention it, merely metered her steps to match his as though it were the most natural thing in the world.  They climbed the steep front steps together, crossed the stoop to the massive front door.
Lena turned to him.  "Before we go inside, there's something you should know."
MacMillian shifted his weight to his cane.  "All right."
She twisted the strap of her purse.  "You're going to meet someone.  He's...not like anyone you've seen before."
MacMillian snorted.  "Since I've known you, I've met ghosts, witches, a knight, and a librarian for God.  So unless you're telling me vampires and werewolves are real too..."  He trailed off at the look on her face.  "They're not.  Are they?"
Lena shifted.  "It's a little more complicated than—"
He held up a hand.  "Please.  Yes or no."
"Well, yes."
MacMillian stared.
Lena continued hurriedly.  "But technically, lycanthropy is a disease.  Therians have complete control over their shifts, and are no danger to humans.  Anyway, that's not what this is about."
MacMillian felt light-headed.  "So, a vampire."
At that moment, the door to the house swung inward.  MacMillian jerked his eyes from Lena's face.  A tall, athletic-looking man with disheveled blond hair and a sardonic expression leaned against the door frame.
"I find 'vampire' rather a loaded word, don't you?"  The man crossed his arms over his broad chest.  His black leather jacket creaked.  "I prefer the term 'sangretarian.'"
MacMillian looked to Lena.
She cleared her throat.  "Jesper MacMillian, meet Seneca Lynch."






About the Author

L.J.K Oliva is the devil-may-care alter-ego of noir romance novelist Laura Oliva. She likes her whiskey strong, her chocolate dark, and her steak bloody. L.J.K. likes monsters... and knows the darkest ones don't live in closets.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Foundation Series by Kira Adams $.99





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Pieces of Me is Peyton's story, and it is not going to be butterflies and roses. It is going to be difficult, it's going to be hard, but it will be real. 

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Spotlight: Underground Heat by Ann Gimpel



Underground Heat
Ann Gimpel

Dream Shadow Press
155K words

Release Date: 1/25/16

Genre: Paranormal Romance Boxed Set featuring shifters


Shifters keep their friends close and their enemies closer in a shadowy world where the line between hunter and hunted thins, blurs, and finally shatters.

Book Description:
Underground Heat is an action adventure, paranormal romance boxed set containing three full-length books. It’s the entire Underground Heat Series.


 

Roman’s Gold

Once respected members of society, shifters are running for their lives. Devon’s been a cop for a long time. He has shifter blood, but not enough to change into anything. His latest assignment is Kate. From the moment he sees her, he can’t get her out of his mind. But she’s the enemy he’s sworn to eradicate. As he tracks her, the line between hunter and hunted explodes into fiery attraction. If their passion doesn’t save them, it’ll doom them forever.


Wolf Born

Max leads a dangerous double life in a futuristic California that’s almost out of resources. If Audrey could finesse it, she’d go to work helping the shifter underground. The only sticking point is Max. She’s been in love with him forever. If she joins the underground, she believes she’ll never see him again—but that’s because she has no idea he’s the head of it. After a second attempt on his life, Max faces critical choices. He can’t believe Audrey’s behind the assassination attempts, but everything points her way. Will he follow his head or his heart?
 


Blood Bond

Head of the shifter underground’s security force, Johannes has his hands full. He’s the most compelling man Daria’s ever met, but he’s also stubborn and arrogant. Her cat thinks he’s their mate, but if Daria had her way, she’d run hard the other way. Just her bad luck, a series of lethal attacks keep her square in his gunsights. Johannes is desperately attracted to Daria, but anything beyond sex isn’t part of his life plan. He has his reasons. They’ve served him well, and he’s not changing them now.


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 About the Author:

I'm basically a mountaineer at heart. I remember many hours at my desk where my body may have been stuck inside four walls, but my soul was planning yet one more trip to the backcountry.

Around the turn of the last century (that would be 2000, not 1900!), I finagled a move to the Eastern Sierra, a mecca for those in love with the mountains. Stories always ran around in my head on backcountry trips, sometimes as a hedge against abject terror when challenging conditions made me fear for my life, sometimes for company.

Eventually, the inevitable happened. I returned from a trip and sat down at the computer. Three months later, a five hundred page novel emerged. It wasn’t very good, but it was a beginning. I learned a lot between writing that novel and its sequel, and I've been writing ever since.

In addition to turning out books, I enjoy wilderness photography. A standing joke is that over ten percent of my pack weight is camera gear, which means my very tolerant husband has to carry the food -- and everything else too.






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Monday, February 1, 2016

Review: A Gate of Night (A Shade of Vampire #6) Bella Forrest

A Gate of Night
A Shade of Vampire
book 6
Bella Forrest

YA Paranormal Romance



Welcome back to The Shade...

Derek and Sofia are finally enjoying a well-deserved break. Staying at a resort with good food, sun and sea, Sofia is thrilled to witness Derek’s re-introduction to the human world.

They would almost be mistaken for a normal young couple, if it were not for the red-eyed monster lurking in the shadows and watching their every move, waiting for his signal to pounce…





Review


 Before I got to the last chapter I had planned on taking a break from the series for a bit, maybe binge reading was taking some of the excitement out of it... but then the massive cliffhanger hit me and I really want to know HOW THE HELL that happened! Sigh... on to the next book.  

** spoiler alert **  

This book was a little drawn out in places and somewhat boring at times... but other times it was page turning and action packed.

The time spent at the blood keep and the sanctuary were boring. I feel like everyone is switching sides or becoming something different. Hunters and vampires working together, vampires and witches turning into humans, humans turning into witches, an immune becoming a vampire... I mean, really?! This is turning into a complicated mess. Everyone at the shade is possessed or dead, the few survivors are with the hunters making deals.
Then after all that, Sophia gives birth only to be taken away by a witch and somehow turned into a vampire by the crazy lady from the blood keep... WHAT!?