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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Twice Bitten Preview

Check out the upcoming release of Book 3 in the Chicagoland Vampires,TWICE BITTEN, by Chloe Neill!

At twenty-seven, Merit is made a vampire . . . but not just any vampire. She's become one of the most powerful vampires in the world, and she's being initiated into Chicago's controversial Codogan House. 

Added to that, she's got a sexy but pretentious Master, a she-vamp with a centuries-old chip on her shoulder, and a best friend who has supernatural issues of her own.  What's a vamp to do?


Fallen Angels, Motercyles and Romance...

COVET - Fallen Angels Book 1 
J.R. Ward


Description:
Redemption isn’t a word Jim Heron knows much about—his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charge with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option. Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he’s good with that—until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. But then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart—and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.


Review:
The first thing I had to realize about this book was that it was not the Black Dagger Brothers. It was hard because I love the Brothers. But this was not about them, it may have been set close to their world and there were whispers of a few characters we had previously met but it was not their story. This was Jim’s story. The second thing, really flows on from the first, it’s a new series. There was so much for Ward to set up, and for a first book it was good. I guess we have come to expect more from our favorite authors or wish that their new series were exactly like their old series. This one is not. Sometimes I felt that the characters only did things to move the story along, there wasn’t a real reason for them to chose path A over B aside from it moved the story better. And other times there was information that right now makes no sense, maybe it will come into play later on, but for now it was excess baggage that could have been filled with a little more emotion from our main couple. I believe that this series is trying to find a balance between urban fantasy and paranormal romance that it just hasn’t quite figured out yet, basically because our main guy will run through all the stories and presumably we will have couples in all of them. Thus we have this weird sort of threesome that most PNR readers aren’t quite used to. Although Ward does appear to enjoy taking us out of our comfort zones. It was an interesting take on the old Good vs. Evil battle and I will be looking out for the next book; even though I believe that not all the books will be able to have a happy ending, simply because then we know for certain who will win... and where’s the fun in predictability?

Rating:
Overall I’d say 3.5 out of 5. 1 point of for pace issues, and half a point off for not enough smut.

~Rain~

Here is Charlaine Harris' book tour schedule...

May 4 - 16: DEAD IN THE FAMILY BOOK TOUR

Tuesday, May 4, 7:00PM EDTBarnes and Noble Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

Wednesday, May 5, 7:30PM EDT Philadelphia Free Library, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Thursday, May 6, 7:30PM EDTBorders Book and Music, Crossroads Center, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041

Saturday, May 8, time TBA
Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, San Diego, CA 92111

Monday, May 10, 7:00 PM PDT
Barnes & Noble #2089, The Grove, 189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Wednesday, May 12, 7:00PM PDT
Powell's City of Books, The Bagdad Theater & Pub, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214-5146

Thursday, May 13, 7:00PM PDT
University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Saturday, May 15, 2:00PM CDT
Borders, 10720 Preston Road, Suite 1018, Dallas, TX 75230

eBook Sale going on!!!

For all those that love ebooks - All Romance ebooks is having a sale this weekend.  Hurry... the weekend is almost over!!!

The rules: You will receive 50% off on all titles purchased on AllRomanceeBooks.com and OmniLit.com through this weekend if they use the code SBTBARe1.

When a free book from Stella and Audra Price!

Every Saturday Stella does a feature on her blog called Sexy Saturday sex scene, in it, she posts a partial sex scene from a book and readers can read the scene, then comment on what song should be playing in the background. On Sunday at 5pm EST, she picks a winner and the winner gets the book in e book format several minutes later.

So today's Scene is from a naughty little menage romance London for the Holidays. Havent read it yet? Wanna win it? Well Stop by and read it, comment and be entered!

Ooh and If they get 25 entries she'll give away 2 e books... 45? She'll give away a signed print book to the best song idea!

So spread the word and get your ideas in!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

More February Releases

February 1, 2010
LEGEND OF THE WILD WOLF: Werewolf Series by Terry Spear
BIG, BAD & BARBARIC by Jaid Black
CATCH OF A LIFETIME by Judi Fennell
THE HELLHOUND KING by Lori Devoti
RED WOLF by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

February 2, 2010
ACCIDENTALLY DEMONIC: The Accidental Friends Series by Dakota Cassidy
MOON CRAVING: Children of the Moon by Lucy Monroe
ARCHANGEL'S KISS: Guild Hunters Series by Nalini Singh
BLOOD MAGIC: World of the Lupe Series by Eileen Wilks
UNKNOWN: Outcast Season by Rachel Caine
REAL VAMPIRES HATE THEIR THIGHS: Glory St. Claire Series by Gerry Bartlett
FLIRT: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series by Laurell K. Hamilton
STEAMED: A STEAMPUNK ROMANCE by Katie MacAlister
LADIES PREFER ROGUES: FOUR NOVELLAS OF TIME TRAVEL PASSION by Janet Chapman, Sandra Hill ,Veronica Wolff &Trish Jensen
THE GOD CATCHER by Erin M Evans
A GIRLS GUIDE TO GUNS AND MONSTERS by Martin H. Greenburg
LACED WITH DESIRE by Jaci Burton, Joey W. Hill & Denise Rossetti
NAUTI DECEPTIONS: Nauti Boys Series by Lora Leigh
MOONLIGHT AND SHADOW by Annmarie McKenna, Dawn Halliday & Jamie Craig
BROTHERHOOD OF BLOOD by Bianca D'Arc
HOWLING FOR MY BABY by Beverly Rae

February 9, 2010
EMBRACE THE NIGHT ETERNAL by Joss Ware
FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON: Night Huntress World by Jeaniene Frost
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF IRISH ROMANCE by Tricia Telep

February 14, 2010
THE PHANTOM QUEEN AWAKES by Anya Bast, Elaine Cunningham, Katherine Kerr, C.E. Murphy and many more

February 16, 2010
PLEASURE OF A DARK PRINCE: Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole

February 23, 2010
DEFEAT THE DARKNESS: Paladins of Darkness Series by Alexis Morgan
BLACK MAGIC SANCTION: Rachel Morgan Series by Kim Harrison
BLOOD OF THE DEMON by Diana Rowland
DRAGON UNMASKED by Kathleen Nance
JORDAN: Pendragon Legacy Series by Susan Kearney
CAT'S CLAW: Calliope Reaper-Jones Series by Amber Benson
DEMON POSSESSED: Megan Chase Series by Stacia Kane
ONCE BITTEN, TWICE DEAD by Bianca D'Arc
THE BATTLE SLYPH: The Slyph Series by L.J. McDonald
THE DEMONFIRE: Demonslayers Series by Kate Douglas

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ever fantasized about your boss…

Hot and sweet! Fiona Jayde delivers a page turning short story that you don’t want to put down.

After 5 years Nicole Lang has finally landed a contract for her book writing and decides it’s time to leave her ‘day job’. Nicole and her now former boss, Dan Gust, have secretly lusted after each other but never dared cross the line between professional and personal. When he finds out that Nic writes erotic romance it only causes him want to know so much more.


Read the rest of my review on FreshFiction.com!

~Courtney~

For Your Kindle

Fiona Jayde's Website

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Updates from Jeaniene Frost

Check out the first 20% of First Drop of Crimson and more!!! Click Here

Feb 2010 New Releases!


Release Date: 2/2/10
When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife, she is full of sympathy for his loss. Anita knows something about love, and she knows everything there is to know about loss. But what she also knows, though Tony Bennington seems unwilling to be convinced, is that the thing she can do as a necromancer isn't the miracle he thinks he needs. The creature that Anita could coerce to step out of the late Mrs. Bennington's grave would not be the lovely Mrs. Bennington. Not really. And not for long.



Release Date: 2/2/10
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find that she has become an angel-and that her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, likes having her under his control. But almost immediately, Raphael must ready Elena for a flight to Beijing, to attend a ball thrown by the archangel Lijuan. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan's power lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena...
 


 Release Date: 2/2/10
When mild-mannered Casey Schwartz wakes up in jail, she has no memory of how she got there. But after her sister, Wanda, bails her out, Casey has more to deal with than a foggy memory-like abrupt mood swings and fireballs shooting from her fingertips. But things really head south when a vampire shows up on her doorstep...

Vampire Clayton Gunnersson is seriously hot. And seriously taken-by a demon. In a ritual gone wrong, Clayton tried to get rid of his unwanted bond, but spilled some demonic blood on Casey, getting her possessed in the process. Now, Casey has to share her body and manage to keep her growing attraction to Clayton in check, because falling for her demon's boyfriend just might get Casey killed-from the inside out.


 Release Date: 2/2/10
 Glory St. Clair loves soaking up Hollywood's vampire nightlife with her sexy Scottish lover, Jeremiah. Especially when she meets a vampire/ diet guru who promises to give her the body she's wanted for centuries. One problem: his clan and Jeremiah's are ancient enemies. But Glory's not about to let a stupid family feud come between her and slender bliss. Yet, she can't help but wonder...how much is she willing to risk for her hips? And how much (and precisely what) is she willing to lose?


Release Date: 2/9/10
The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows—her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield—and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family's past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness—and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who lusts for a taste of her.
He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human—even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together . . .
Because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.





Release Date: 2/16/10
A DANGEROUS BEAUTY...

Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her -- and those she loves.

AN UNCONTROLLABLE NEED...

Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.

THAT LEAD TO A PLEASURE SO WICKED....

From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia's greatest weakness -- her wanton desire for him.



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Release Date: 2/23/10

Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted vampires, werewolves, banshees, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter—and lived to tell the tale. But she's never faced off against her own kind . . . until now. Denounced and shunned for dealing with demons and black magic, her best hope is life imprisonment—at worst, a forced lobotomy and genetic slavery. Only her enemies are strong enough to help her win her freedom, but trust comes hard when it hinges on the unscrupulous tycoon Trent Kalamack, the demon Algaliarept, and an ex-boyfriend turned thief.
It takes a witch to catch a witch, but survival bears a heavy price.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Upcoming Conventions for 2010

RT in Columbus April 28 - May 2
  • http://www.rtconvention.com/oldage/Default-old.htm
  • The Club is open to all conventioneers! Visit with published authors, publishers and cover models in a casual atmosphere. Special vendors and an informal photo area are also in this area of the hotel (use your own cameras).
  • Where: Hyatt Regency, Columbus, OH
  • Cost: $485 until 3/15/10
  • Room Rate: $136 for double occupancy
RomCon July 9-11
  • http://www.romconinc.com/index.php/convention
  • The convention program includes panel discussions, lectures and other presentations by romance readers, published authors and experts on the genre, covering all aspects of romance fiction, blogging, reviewing and everything in between!
  • Where: Crown Plaza, Denver, Co
  • Cost: Readers $350: includes 4 meals
  • Room Rate: $119 per night
AAD September 17 - 19
  • Authors After Dark 2010: Romance Unlimited
  • Join the Authors After Dark and several of their friends and colleagues for a weekend of frights, delights and books! Join us for the Candy Shop Mixer, the book signing, the masquerade and tons of surprises!
  • Where: Harmon Meadow Holiday Inn, Secaucus NJ
  • Cost: Registration:$140 includes 5 meals.
  • Room rate: $109 a night double occupancy.
  • Registration closes: August 17 2010
NYC ComicCon October 8 - 10
  • http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Overview/
  • Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry.
  • Where: Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan
  • Cost: Weekend Passes are just $45 until 4/30/10
  • Room Rate: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Hotels--Travel/Hotels/
More Information will be added along with other Conventions...
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