Thursday, October 29, 2015

Kathryn Le Veque's World of the De Wolfe Pack from Amazon Worlds

The World of the De Wolfe Pack has arrived! Check it out and find a ton of great new reads from USA Today bestselling authors, New York Times bestselling authors, and Amazon bestselling Author’s!!

Kathryn Le Veque

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KATHRYN LE VEQUE is a USA TODAY Bestselling author, an Amazon All-Star author, and a #1 bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author in Medieval Historical Romance and Historical Fiction. She has been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES and on USA TODAY's HEA blog. In March 2015, Kathryn was the featured cover story for the March issue of InD'Tale Magazine, the premier Indie author magazine. She is also a quadruple nominee (a record!) for the prestigious RONE awards for 2015. Her bestselling novel, THE WOLFE, is also a semi finalist for the 2015 Kindle Book Reviews award for Best Romance.


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World Blurb:

Enter the Medieval World of England’s greatest knight, the man known as The Wolfe of the Border. Sir William de Wolfe is a man of honor and skill, but beneath that professional exterior beats a heart of passion and tenderness. Worlds collide and revolve around William de Wolfe, his Scottish wife Jordan, and his stable of legendary knights as a great Medieval universe of pageantry and passion bleeds out into past, present, and future. What de Wolfe ancestors or descendants will establish their own great worlds within the de Wolfe realm?

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Anna Markland

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HIGHLAND DAWN…inspired by Lion of the North.

Loyalty, honor, and obligation dictate Keith Starkey’s return to his Highland wife and their loveless marriage. He must leave behind a shy English lass who nursed him back to life after he was gravely wounded and left for dead at the battle of Towton.

Daughter of a murderous traitor, Aurora de la Londe is abandoned by her domineering father when he switches his allegiance to the Yorkists.

She needs a champion, but Keith cannot be that man, despite his attraction to her.

The convent offers Aurora’s only escape from the desolation of a broken heart and the threat of vengeance from the Lancastrians for her father’s treachery.

It seems unlikely these two mismatched souls will find the path to happiness—unless fate intervenes.

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Anna’s interest in genealogy blossomed into the creation of juicy medieval romances about family honor, roots and ancestry. Her novels are intimate stories filled with passion, intrigue, adventure and suspense.


Amanda Mariel

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Can loves legacy bring two war weary souls together?

Drawn by a flicker of light coming from the ruins of Babylon Castle, Rebecca Sumerfield is driven to investigate. The last thing she expects to find is the castle’s owner, a Captain in the British Army. Still devastated from her brother’s death in battle, she despises all things military.

Having survived Waterloo, Captain Camden Le Bec isn’t in the market for romance. He stops at Babylon Castle, the perfect place to gather his thoughts, only for the spirited Rebecca to storm his castle and demand he leave at once. Her fearless defiance and selfless heart awaken a desire Camden has never known. He’s determined to possess her, but Rebecca refuses to risk another broken heart.

Will they find solace in each other’s arms, or has war pushed them both beyond any hope?

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Amanda Mariel

Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. When she is not writing she can be found reading, crocheting, traveling, practicing her photography skills, or spending time with her family.

Amanda lives along the Lake Huron shore line in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long standing love affair with sugary junk food.

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Victoria Vane

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She swore to defy him to her dying breath... But passion blurs the line between love and hate...

The bluest blood and the hardest heart... at least when it comes to marriage... The daughter of a duke and granddaughter of a king, Adele of Vannes was bartered at birth in a marriage treaty for the sole purpose of producing a royal heir. When her philandering husband is slain by Norse marauders, Adele’s only desire is to retire to the peace and solitude of a cloister—until the bishop decrees that she wed a savage Norseman. Adele knows that her beloved Brittany needs a strong hand to survive, but how can she ever reconcile her bitterness and hatred with the desire she feels for her mortal enemy?

She’s the jewel he seeks for his Breton crown...A Barbarian bent on building a dynasty, Valdrik Vargr, ‘the Norse Wolf,’ is renowned for both his bravery in battle and shrewdness in statecraft. Setting his sights on claiming the kingdom of Brittany, he knows that siring sons from royal blood would solidify his hold, but the woman he would claim as his queen refuses to have him. Will he fuel her hatred by taking her to his bed, or will the man who strikes terror in the hearts of men be reduced to wooing his bride?

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Victoria Vane is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of smart and sexy romance. Her works range from comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance and have received over twenty awards and nominations to include: a 2015 Red Carpet Finalist for Best Contemporary romance (SLOW HAND), 2014 RONE Winner for Best Historical Post Medieval Romance (Treacherous Temptations), and Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 (The Devil DeVere series). Victoria also writes romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee. She currently resides in Palm Coast, Florida with her husband, two sons, a little black dog, and an Arabian horse.


Christy English

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Torn between two men and two worlds, Mati faces an impossible choice. Sent away from her homeland of Wales as a child when her mother married their sworn enemy Sir John Ellsrod in an effort to keep the peace, Mati falls in love with his son, Roland. When she is called to abandon her childhood love in order to marry Lord Gareth, cousin to the Prince of Angelsey, she is offered what she most wants in the world: a chance to go home. But the conflict between her long-time love for Roland and her new-found love for Gareth threatens to undo her. Torn between duty and love, which man will she choose?

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Since Christy English picked up a fake sword in stage combat class at the age of fourteen, she has lived vicariously through the sword-wielding women of her imagination. She loves to eat chocolate, drink too many soft drinks, and walk the mountain trails of her home in western North Carolina.



Elizabeth Rose

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Billy de Wolfe is a loner and bounty hunter who has no ties to anyone. But when his

ancestor, a medieval knight named Sir William de Wolfe, appears as a ghost to set him straight and remind him of the importance of family - his life takes a twist. He finds himself returning to his family’s ranch, having to face not only his siblings but his best friend from childhood – the woman he’s loved and lost - Lexi Marquardt. Can a ghost help a lost soul realize his mistakes of the past before he loses his family and the woman he loves forever? And can a lone wolf learn that the De Wolfe Pack always runs together?

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Elizabeth Rose is a bestselling author of over 45 books. She is also in Amazon’s top 100 most popular historical romance authors. She writes medieval, small town contemporary, paranormal, and western romance. She is known for her many series including Legacy of the Blade, Daughters of the Dagger, Cowboys of the Old West, and more. She creates all her own book covers as well as her book trailers which you can view on her website at http://elizabethrosenovels.com. Watch for her books in ebook and print form, and now starting to show up as audio books as well.


Barbara Devlin

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It is the tempestuous time of the Wars of the Roses and, as the Lancasters and the Yorks battle for the Crown, Lady Desiderata de Mandeviel is caught in the games men play in their lust for power and privilege. Contracted to wed from birth, she welcomes a union with the love of her life, the greatest lancer in England, Titus Saint-Germain. When her father delivers news of her betrothed’s untimely demise, and demands she marry another, Desi must choose between her heart’s desire and family loyalty. Will Desi trust her instincts or yield to paternal authority?

Harboring a secret, the truth of his parentage, imparted by his mother on her deathbed, Titus Saint-Germain finds himself trapped between two warring factions with no escape. A loyal Yorkist, the warrior knight serves with distinction and valor, until his own men, in the heat of battle, betray him. It is a scene eerily similar to the one that claimed the life of his father, the great Titus de Wolfe, at Towton, with a singular exception. Help arrives in the form of an unlikely ally—an uncle unaware of his brother’s progeny. Will Titus resist fate and deny his destiny, or will the Lone Wolfe, at long last, journey home to the Lair?

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Bestselling author Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller, but it was a weeklong vacation to Bethany Beach, DE that forever changed her life. The little house her parents rented had a collection of books by Kathleen Woodiwiss, which exposed Barbara to the world of romance, and Shanna remains a personal favorite.

Barbara writes heartfelt historical romances that feature flawed heroes who may know how to seduce a woman but know nothing of marriage. And she prefers feisty but smart heroines who sometimes save the hero, before they find their happily ever after.

Barbara earned an MA in English and continued a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric. She happily considered herself an exceedingly eccentric English professor, until success in Indie publishing lured her into writing, full-time, featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast.



Meara Platt

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Letitia Beresford, daughter of the Earl of Beresford, has always been able to hear her guardian angel, but understanding him is quite another matter when he only speaks in riddles. Now he’s warned Lettie that her soul mate and the only man who will ever make her happy, will disappear from her life forever unless she acts quickly. Lettie is willing to find him, but who is he? Her angel won’t tell her, and now she’s botched the search, ruining her best friend’s engagement party and infuriating everyone, including her parents who decide to ship her off to family in Wrexham until the fuss dies down. Her best friend’s adoptive brother, Brynne, a foundling left on her neighbor’s doorstep as an infant, is assigned to escort Lettie. Along the journey, Lettie realizes that Brynne is her soul mate, and to prove it to cynical Brynne, she promises him that she will discover his true lineage.

Brynne has been in love with Lettie for as long as he can remember, but how can a foundling ever hope to marry an earl’s daughter? The only hint to his identity is the birthmark on his shoulder in the shape of a wolf. After all these years and no one stepping forward to claim him, Brynne knows it will take a miracle to discover the truth. Brynne doesn’t believe in miracles, nor does he intend to remain in England. He has always been alone in the world and knows he is nobody's angel. With less than two weeks before Brynne leaves her forever, can Lettie discover Brynne’s identity and prove that love is the greatest miracle of all?

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Meara Platt is happily married to her Russell Crowe look-alike husband, and they have two terrific children. She lives in one of the many great towns on Long Island, New York and loves it, except for the traffic. She has traveled the world, works as managing partner in a boutique law firm in NYC, occasionally lectures and finds time to write. Her favorite place in all the world is England's Lake District, which may not come as a surprise since many of her stories are set in that idyllic landscape, including her Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award winning story.



Christina McKnight

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Lady Aloria has experienced firsthand what balls, betrothals, and the ensuing betrayals can do to a woman. To heal her heart, Aloria’s aim is to simply survive her final grand ball before her twenty-fourth birthday, and hope that her parents finally come to terms with her spinsterhood and allow her to retire to the country in peace.

Unfortunately, Marcus Adair, the Duke of Wolfeton, has other plans for her future. In town to secure a bride, he has set his sights on Aloria, and no other woman will do. But after a chance meeting in a darkened hallway, Marcus realizes he not only needs Aloria in his life; he desires her above all others.

Can Lady Aloria forget her scandalous past to build a future with the Duke of Wolfeton?

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Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. Currently, she focuses on Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

Follow her on Twitter: @CMcKnightWriter

Keep up to date on her releases: www.christinamcknight.com

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Catherine Kean

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Lady Rosetta Montgomery, a descendant of the fierce Norman de Wolfe warriors who subdued England alongside William the Conqueror, is on her way to her wedding when she’s kidnapped by a rider dressed all in black. She discovers her abductor is Lord Ashton Blakeley, her first and only true love, who left her to go on Crusade. Ash is a changed man now, with disfiguring scars and agonizing secrets. As rumors of lost Anglo-Saxon gold and treachery unfold, and Rosetta grows to understand the man Ash has become, will she help him fight for their love, or will the danger surrounding the hidden riches cost them all that they treasure?

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Bestselling, award-winning author Catherine Kean’s love of history began with visits to England during summer vacations. Her British father took her to crumbling medieval castles, dusty museums filled with fascinating artifacts, and historic churches, and her love of the awe-inspiring past stuck with her as she completed a B.A.(Double Major, First Class) in English and History. She completed a year-long Post Graduate course with Sotheby’s auctioneers in London, England, and worked for several years in Canada as an antiques and fine art appraiser.

After she married a tall, handsome, and charming Brit and moved to Florida, she started writing novels, her lifelong dream. She wrote her first medieval romance, A Knight’s Vengeance, while her baby daughter was napping. Catherine’s books were originally published in paperback and several were released in Czech, German, and Thai foreign editions. She has won numerous awards for her stories, including the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her novels also finaled in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the National Readers’ Choice Awards.

When not working on her next book, Catherine enjoys cooking, baking, browsing antique shops, shopping with her daughter, and gardening. She lives in Florida with her husband, teenage daughter, and two spoiled rescue cats. Visit her website at http://www.catherinekean.com



Lana Williams

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Stabbed and left for dead in one of London’s most dangerous neighborhoods, Marcus de Wolfe is astounded when a woman resembling the angel from the famous family legend saves him. Once recovered, he shoves aside his angel’s captivating image and focuses on his goal of stopping whoever is smuggling cargo on his ships.

Left penniless by her wastrel father, seamstress Tessa Maycroft doesn’t trust men, especially not the handsome earl with the golden eyes she saved. To keep others from facing the fate she barely escaped, she offers seamstress apprenticeships for impoverished girls, giving them a chance for a better life.

But when Marcus appears in her shop and insists there’s a terrible connection between her girls and his ships, she agrees to help him once more. He tempts her to believe there might be more to life than she’s dared to hope.

Marcus soon realizes Tessa is anything but a simple seamstress. His angel shows him he’s not as dead inside as he believed. Can the passion they find in each other’s arms unite these lonely souls or will the plot they uncover threaten not only their new-found love but their lives?

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Lana Williams

Lana Williams is a bestselling author who writes historical romance filled with mystery, adventure, and a pinch of paranormal to stir things up. Filled with a love of books from an early age, Lana put pen to paper and decided happy endings were a must in any story she created.

Her medieval trilogy is set in England and follows heroes seeking vengeance only to find love when they least expect it. The Secret Trilogy is set in Victorian London and shares the stories of three lords injured in an electromagnetic experiment that went terribly wrong and the women who help heal them through the power of love. Her latest release, TRUSTING THE WOLFE (October 29, 2015), is set in Victorian London, and is part of Kathryn Le Veque’s World of the de Wolfe Pack.

She writes in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, two growing sons, and two labs, and loves hearing from readers. Connect with her at:

Website (sign up for her newsletter): http://www.lanawilliams.net

Facebook: http://facebook.com/LanaWilliamsBooks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LanaWilliams28

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lanawilliams28/


Hildie McQueen

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Trouble follows Brogan Hage into Silver City, Idaho, when injuries force him to seek medical attention. An unexpected offer has him thinking about settling in the bustling town. Between outlaws showing up and a beautiful passionate woman, the hardened lawman is not sure which is more dangerous.

Town doctor's daughter, Sarah Sutherland, finds herself fiercely attracted to the wounded U.S. Marshal in her care. The fact he has a reputation for ruthlessness does not stop her from falling in love. What happens with a young woman's first love is a hardened man?

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Amazon bestselling author Hildie McQueen loves action, love and unusual settings. Author of western historical, Highland historical, paranormal and contemporary romance, she writes something every reader can enjoy.

Most days she can be found in her pajamas hiding from delivery men while drinking tea from her David Gandy coffee mug. In the afternoons she browses the Internet for semi-nude men to post on Facebook.

Hildie's favorite past-times are romance conventions, traveling, shopping and reading.

She resides in beautiful small town Georgia with her super-hero husband Kurt and two unruly Chihuahuas Pepito and Lola, her assistant.

Visit her website at www.hildiemcqueen.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HildieMcQueen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HildieMcQueen

Instagram: @HildieWrites



Violetta Rand

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History major Madison Blake spends half her time as the assistant curator at the Opposition City Museum and the rest as a singer in a local nightclub. In order to get a promotion at her day job, she’s determined to land the first interview with the elusive, Ramsey De Wolfe, the eldest son of the town’s first family.

The only thing Detective Ramsey De Wolfe does better than his job is seducing women. And he can’t resist the blond diva he spots on stage at one of his favorite weekend hangouts.

But after sharing a night of unbridled passion, he learns she has an agenda—him.

Disappointed, Ramsey treats her like he does any other one-night-stand, he forgets about her.

But Madison won’t give up so easily.

She dials 911 a few nights later to report a stalker and Ramsey races to her rescue, only to find she’s safe at home.

Convinced she’s lying to get his attention, he quickly schools her about what happens to women who make false reports. Someday when she really needs help, he might not show up.

Will he give Madison another chance, or will she learn the hard way, to never cry Wolfe?

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Raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Violetta Rand spent her childhood reading, writing, and playing soccer. After meeting her husband in New England, they moved to Alaska where she studied environmental science and policy as an undergraduate before attending graduate school. Violetta then spent nearly a decade working as an environmental scientist, specializing in soil and water contamination and environmental assessments.

Violetta still lives in Anchorage, Alaska and spends her days writing evocative New Adult romance and historical romance. When she’s not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys time with her husband, pets, and friends. In her free time, she loves to hike, fish, and ride motorcycles and 4-wheelers.


Scarlett Cole

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Virginia-based Navy SEAL, Lieutenant Commander Wade Wolfe knows two things. First, the Colombia mission was a success, and he has no clue who carried out the atrocities the media are accusing his team of. Second, he fully intends to marry the sexy nurse with pretty green eyes who is currently stitching the gunshot wound on his thigh.

Nurse Jeremy Scatler, named for the boy she was meant to be, has no intention of falling for the sweet-talking SEAL, no matter how hot he is, in or out of his clothes. Tied to San Diego, she’s tried the whole long distance thing before and it didn’t stick. Finding out your sailor boyfriend just got engaged to someone else has a way of killing hope.

But a common dream of an ancient warrior pulls them together in a way neither of them wants or needs. Until the trouble from Colombia follows Wade home, putting them both in danger.

Can Wade eliminate the threat and find a way for the two of them to be together? Or will they spend a lifetime apart?

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Scarlett Cole Profile


Scarlett Cole is a writer of contemporary romance. Her debut, The Strongest Steel, has already become an Amazon best seller in romantic suspense. The Fractured Heart, book two in the Second Circle Series is available the 5th January 2016.

When Scarlett isn't writing, she spends her time reading, hoarding mason jars, and working out to off-set an epic sour candy habit. She likes hot men, cold beer, and expensive shoes.

Having travelled the world for work and fun, Scarlett is a citizen of both Britain and Canada. A true city-dweller, she considers Toronto and Manchester home and likes to set her books in vibrant locations such as Miami and Los Angeles. She is rep'd by Beth Phelan at The Bent Agency.


Victoria Zak

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Victoria Zak is an internationally bestselling author in Scottish Historical Paranormal Romance. Her first book, Highland Burn, received an honorable mention for best paranormal romance at the 2015 InD’Tale magazine RONE awards.

Growing up in the sister city to Stirling, Scotland, Scottish flare was abundant throughout Dunedin,FL. From her High School band to the annual Highland Games that took place right across the street from her childhood home, the bagpipes beckoned her toward her calling. It seemed only natural for Victoria Zak to write in the Scottish historical romance genre. Add to the fact, she’s also a paranormal romance junkie, there was no doubt that her influences would be the driving force behind her stories.

Her love for Scotland, curiosity of history, and passion for romance has inspired her to write her first book, Highland Burn. The Guardians of Scotland series continues with Highland Storm and Highland Fate .

Today, Victoria Zak lives in the sunshine state with her husband, two beautiful children, and three furry friends. Living in paradise, being a stay at home, and to be able to share her stories has been a blessing.

Victoria loves to hear from her readers. You can connect with her through FB, Twitter, G+, and her website, www.victoriazakromance.com.

To keep up with Victoria’s new releases and book deals, sign up for her newsletter. http://eepurl.com/3dR_1


I hope you found some new reads!



Monday, October 26, 2015

Her Heart's Surrender & the TWP Voter's Choice Awards

I was plenty surprised when I found out we were having a Voter's Choice Awards sponsored by Three Worlds Press.

You know, the publisher of Her Heart's Surrender. So now I need your votes. #VikingsFortheWin and #GoVikings

Here are the categories Her Heart's Surrender is nominated in:

-Most dramatic, edge of your seat scene (you can read it here)

-Best Love Scene - Sweet (you can read it here)

-Best Line in a comedy or drama ("Pick yourself up, there's a war on.”) <>

- Your choice for our 2015 Cover of the Year.... (It's by Victoria Miller--fantastic!)

In case you forgot how awesome it is.
How could you forget, though?

So click HERE and help me justify my attachment to these characters. I'm 15k away from finishing the second book. If you want it, you'll vote for Her Heart's Surrender. *Evil laughter*

So go vote already!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Touched by Midnight Series by Nancy Gideon



Midnight Kiss (Touched by Midnight - Book 1)
by Nancy Gideon
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Imajinn Books
Release Date: July 12, 2015
Length: 262 Pages

“Dark and compelling, Gideon's novel will appeal to those who enjoy the vampire novels of Anne Rice.” 
— Library Journal

“A colorful and hauntingly beautiful tale of otherworldly love . . . destined to become a classic!”
— Affaire de Coeur

“Incredible, spellbinding reading!” — Rendezvous

Hunt or be hunted . . . A centuries old obsession stalks a noble family fighting to hide their dark secret from an ever-changing world. Sink your teeth into Nancy Gideon's Touched by Midnight series.

A DARK CURSE

Miss Arabella Howland is content to forgo the London marriage mill to assist her father in his research, especially when it comes to his intriguing patient, Louis Radman. But it’s not long before Bella’s curiosity alerts her to the danger of her father’s work . . . and to the fact that Louis is not who or whathe seems.

A BRIGHT PROMISE

After centuries struggling with his vile existence, Louis Radman will soon be free of his affliction, thanks to his very capable physician. Unfortunately, his heart is less secure around the man’s tempting daughter. His yearning to walk in the light once more is complicated by his desire for the delightful Bella, who is as intelligent as she is fearless. But if history has taught him anything, it’s not to tempt fate.

AN UNFORGIVING PAST

Still, happiness has a price and Louis is soon reminded that mortality comes with unfortunate limitations. To protect his new bride, he must face the demons from his past who wish to pull him back into their vampiric fold.

Yet, if he’s forced to return to his midnight world, will he lose his beloved Bella forever? 

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“Where is your father?” Half whisper, half growl, his voice startled her. “Get him here! I need him here, now!”

“What is it? Are you all right? Is there something I—”

“Come no closer.”

Arabella gasped at the sight of him. He was so pale! In the dimness, his flesh seemed almost translucent. Lean features were drawn into taut relief, all highlight and hollow, as if ravaged by a wasting sickness. Wet hair clung sleekly to the contour of his skull. Only his eyes burned, a hot, luminescent gold. A trick of the light, surely, for in that moment, she could have sworn they blazed like coals beneath the dark slash of his brows. Then he turned his head away, denying her the sight of his misery.

“Leave me. Please. I will be fine if you leave me.”

He wouldn’t be fine. She could tell by watching his agitation. Something was dread­fully wrong and he’d come to her father for help. But Stuart Howland was not at home.

“Please,” she cried out softly. “Please tell me what I can do for you.”

For a moment there was silence. Then, the slow, hissing draw of his breath. And he came about to face her. They were quite close. He had no diffi­culty reaching out to catch her by the upper arms. His long fingers bit into tender flesh, the pressure hurtful. What kind of illness left such strength in a man’s hands, she wondered somewhat frantically, but she couldn’t move. She couldn’t complain. For he was staring down into her eyes and suddenly nothing else existed beyond the pull of his unblinking gaze. An odd lethargy spread through her as she heard him speak, his tone quiet and somehow soothing. It seemed to melt her very bones.

“What can you do for me?” he repeated, as if con­sidering the question. His arms bent until she was compelled forward, until she could feel the force of his rapid breath against her upturned face. There was no warmth to it. Nor was there any sign of weakness or distress in him. Power . . . she sensed power. It en­gulfed her, swallowing her whole.

“Arabella.”


Midnight Temptation (Touched by Midnight - Book 2)
by Nancy Gideon
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Imajinn Books
Release Date: August 14, 2015
Length: 256 Pages

Hunt or be hunted . . . A centuries old obsession stalks a noble family fighting to hide their dark secret from an ever-changing world. Sink your teeth into Nancy Gideon's Touched by Midnight series.

A WICKED LEGACY

Terrified by her unusual strength and frightening urges, Nicole Radouix’s sheltered country life is shattered when she discovers her family’s secret— she’s the daughter of a mortal mother and vampire father. Stricken, she flees to the seductive lure of the city to discover the truth about who and what she is. But the turmoil of post-revolution Paris is no place for an innocent.

A WILD DESIRE 

Finding herself under the protection of noble ex-patriot Marchand La Valois, Nicole is pulled into deadly underworld struggles, both political and vampiric. As their passions ignite, Marchand soon realizes the lovely Nicole is more predator than prey and may be more of a threat than the unruly streets outside.

AN UNTHINKABLE DILEMMA 

Desperate to control her dark desires, Nicole accepts an offer of guidance from a hypnotic enemy, ensnaring both her and Marchand in a dangerous web of centuries’ old revenge. To escape their deadly nighttime games, Nicole must embrace her immortality. But will it cost her Marchand’s eternal love?

“A treasure trove of unearthly delights! Readers will want to induct Ms. Gideon into the vampire storyteller’s Hall of Fame!”— Romantic Times

“An extraordinary, moving and sensual tale of supernatural love powerful enough to defy death. Nancy Gideon is a bright artistic star of epic proportion in the supernatural galaxy. Five Star!”— Affaire de Coeur

A fast-paced, surprisingly believable look into a dark and mysterious world where only the greatest of loves can flourish!”— The Literary Times

Excerpt:
Lying beside him, longing for his closeness as much as she feared it, Nicole remained awake until the early dawn hours, listening to the sounds of her companions’ slumber, listening to the night music of the city beyond. She found it difficult to sleep, her system attuned to those dark hours where energy pulsed in the Paris streets and the cool breeze beckoned to instincts she didn’t understand. She lay next to Marchand, watching over him, not daring to touch him, her desire for him growing as severe as the constant hunger threading through her veins.

She couldn’t eat from the table like the rest of them. The scents and texture of cooked foods repelled her. She would push them about her plate, and the first moment she had alone, she would devour the raw meats she purchased each day. Even those were getting harder for her to digest. What had begun to attract her appetite was not served upon a plate. It throbbed, a rich and forbidden temptation, through those around her.

She lay there at night remembering the taste of Marchand’s blood. That secret contemplation horrified and fascinated. She could feel his heart beating even though they weren’t touching, could hear it sending those rivers of delight through his body with every soft thrum. The taste . . . ambrosia, whetting a desire like none she’d known.

The desire for more.

Midnight Surrender (Touched by Midnight - Book 3)
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Imajinn Books
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Length: 266 Pages

Hunt or be hunted . . . A centuries-old obsession stalks a noble family fighting to hide their dark secret from an ever-changing world. Sink your teeth into Nancy Gideon's Touched by Midnight series.

A RECKLESS QUEST 

A savage killer stalks the dark streets of turn-of-the-century New York. To keep her father’s newspaper afloat, publisher Cassie Alexander chases the story. But what she catches is a madman’s attention.

A DARK DECEPTION

When her reclusive neighbor Louis Radcliffe rescues her from an attack, Cassie finds her vow of independence shaken by the strong attraction between them. It’s an attraction Louis denies, even as the invalid grandmother he cares for pushes to bring them together—for reasons that will break both their hearts.

AN INEVITABLE SACRIFICE

Determined to hide his secrets from her, Louis soon becomes the cornerstone of Cassie’s investigation. He can’t allow her stubbornness to place her life—and his immortal soul—in danger. But as much as he tries to keep her safe in his arms, it soon becomes evident that Cassie’s become a target. And Louis has no choice but to find out if their love is strong enough to withstand the truth . . .

“Gripping! Readers are pulled into a whirlwind while surrendering their souls!”— Gothic Journal

“Darkly sensual and suspenseful Midnight Surrender is nothing short of special! Lovers of vampire romances take notice!”— The Literary Times

“Gideon mesmerizes with this chilling tale. You’ll read it and read it again. Superb!”— Rendezvous

Excerpt:
“You are wrong, Cassie,” came his soft drawl, as soothing and sensuous as a physical caress along the heart strings. “What binds us is stronger than vows and deeper than eternity.”

She trembled. Her gaze danced nervously away. “You’re speaking in riddles.”

“No, in truths. Look at me, Cassie.”

She couldn’t, suddenly afraid—of what he might say, of what he might see in her unguarded gaze.

“Look at me.”

A command as hard to resist as a physical force. She turned toward him, painfully aware of her flushed cheeks, but he didn’t notice them. He was fixed upon her eyes. His drew her in with a mesmerizing power, relaxing her denying tension, calming her anxious fears. Looking into his eyes was like falling into her soul.

“We are one, Cassie. You can feel that, can’t you? You are mine now. Can you deny it?”

She sucked in a fragile breath and whispered, “No.” Because she could feel it even if she couldn’t explain it. “I-I don’t understand.”

“You don’t have to understand. You only have to believe.”

The swirl of his power engulfed her senses, teasing her with strange prickles of awareness—of him as a man, of him as more than just a man. That was where confusion arose. What else was he? What could give him that kind of control over her sensibilities? Because she lived a life of asking questions and seeking answers, it went against her grain to blindly accept what was before her. Even when she was under a smothering pressure to do just that. She blinked hard and struggled against his spell.

“W-what are you doing to me?” she demanded with a gathering sense of self. With it came the scary realization that the emotional chords she was reacting to were being played outside her mind. “Is it some sort of hypnotism?”

He smiled blandly and continued to seduce her with his brilliant gaze. “No cheap magician’s trick, I assure you.”

“Stop.” That was said with a wavering certainty, so she took a deep breath and tried again with more authority. “Stop it!”

“But I am only giving you what you want. Why are you protesting?”

Feeling her will weakening, frantically, she sought an argument. “It’s not what I want!”

“No?” That word was edged with subtle mockery and he began to lean toward her. She meant to draw back, to maintain the distance, but was unable to move.

“I don’t want to be owned by a man. I want to be loved by him.” Even as she made that claim, her breatt slowed into long languid pulls and her eyelids sank down with a luxurious expectation. And when his mouth touched to hers, reason failed her.

“You wanted me, now you have me. The degree of possession should not concern you.”

But it did. That last flare of independence flickered. Arguments of the will couldn’t hold against barriers heart and mind had already conceded. Cassie closed her eyes and opened her soul, letting the essence of him overtake her, wondering dreamily why she’d objected at all.


ABOUT NANCY GIDEON
Nancy Gideon is the author of over 55 novels ranging from Regencies, historicals and contemporary suspense to dark paranormal romance, with a couple of horror screenplays thrown into the mix.

​When not at the keyboard or working full time as a legal assistant in Southwest Michigan, she can be found feeding her addictions for Netflix and all things fur, feather and fin, enjoying Grammy time (usually watching The Avengers), and meeting new friends and readers through her GoodReads “Nancy Gideon by Moonlight” group. Her books can also be found under the pen names Dana Ransom, Rosalyn West and Lauren Giddings.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Book Feature - Hey Big Spender (Tahoe Tessie Mysteries, Book 2) by Gemma Halliday and T. Sue VerSteeg

Blurb:
When Tessie King inherited the Royal Palace Hotel, Lake Tahoe's biggest resort, she inherited a cranky board of directors along with it. A board that is demanding higher revenues, or Tessie's out. Faced with the possibility of losing her father's legacy, Tessie turns to her staff to help her come up with a plan: film the season finale of Battle Buffet, the hottest cooking competition show on TV, at the resort. It's a scheme sure to bring in the big bucks.

But is also brings big trouble. When one of the casino's wealthiest clients is found dead on the gaming floor, and the killer comes up incognito on the security footage, everyone is a suspect—from the television crew to the blue haired retirees at the slots. Tessie teams up with her stepmother-turned-BFF and her snowboarding teenage crush in a race against the clock to repair the casino's reputation, dodge mob accusations from the hot FBI agent on the case, and track down a killer before any more of her big spenders end up sleeping with the fishes.

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Learn more about the Tahoe Tessie series at Gemma's website: http://www.gemmahalliday.com/tahoe_tessie/

Excerpt:
I spent the rest of the morning knee-deep in accountants, going over the numbers for the previous quarter's returns in anticipation of my board review. To say they weren't pretty was like saying a bulldog needed a facelift—obvious to even my own untrained eye. I sorely hoped that the Battle Buffet finale was a hit, or else the Royal Palace might be saying its final adieu right along with Dubois's season. 
I was just leaving the conference room, visions of a lunch at the Castle Cafe dancing in my head,when my phone buzzed in my pocket. I briefly contemplated not answering it. But the truth was that whoever was on the other end knew where I lived. The hazards of living where you worked. 
"Tessie King," I answered.
"This is Maverick in security."
"Yes?" I asked.
"We have a small disturbance at the slots."
"Define disturbance."
"Mr. Taylor's passed out again."
I glanced at my phone read out. It was just past noon"Already?"
"'Fraid so."
"I'm on it," I said into the receiver as Maverick directed me to the particular bank of The Price is Right themed machines holding the snoozing vintner.
I glanced down aisle after aisle of clanging devices until I found him slumped against one at the far end. One of my regulars, Mrs. Schnatz, was standing in the middle of the row, arms crossed tightly over her chest and erratically tapping the toe of her Velcro-strapped tennis shoe.
"Finally!" the older woman said, jutting her meaty arm out toward Mr. Taylor. I tried not to look as the under part of her arm took way longer to stop moving that the rest of it. "That's my machine. He can nap in his room."
I set a comforting hand on her shoulder. "Give me just a minute, and it's all yours."
It was a little early in the day for a bender, but it didn't exactly surprise me either, considering the situation he'd outlined for me the previous night with LeAnna.
But as I approached him, something didn't look right. His complexion was blue, almost purple, and his drink was spilled on the floor. He would never allow that, no matter how many he'd already downed. Adrenaline-infused panic flooded my body. Instead of nudging him like usual, I put my fingers to his neck. His skin was cold and clammy, and his pulse was nonexistent.
"Call 9-1-1," I yelled to a now alarmed-looking Mrs. Schnatz. She complied, pulling out a cell. "Tell them we need an ambulance at the Royal Palace Casino."
She nodded, turning away as she put her phone to her ear.
I bit my lip, forcing myself to face the truth. It was too late for an ambulance. I tried to pat his face, and his head shifted toward me, revealing a small pair of scissors protruding from the side of his neck.
And blood.
A thin line of it trailed down the side of the slot machine, pooling between it and the neighboring machine.

I heard a scream that very well could have been mine.

About the Authors:
Gemma Halliday is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the High Heels Mysteries, the Hollywood Headlines Mysteries, the Jamie Bond Mysteries, the Tahoe Tessie Mysteries, as well as several other works. Gemma's books have received numerous awards, including a Golden Heart, two National Reader's Choice awards, and three RITA nominations. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her boyfriend, Jackson Stein, who writes vampire thrillers, and their three children, who are adorably distracting on a daily basis. To learn more about Gemma, visit her online at www.gemmahalliday.com

T. Sue VerSteeg was born and raised in the small town of Grinnell, Iowa. At the age of 21, she moved her family—parents and all—to the beautiful Ozarks region of Missouri where they have lived since. She is blessed with an adoring husband, two wonderful kids, the best sister in the world, and amazing parents. Writing has always been a passion in her life, to which family and friends can attest. From her first attempt at a spin-off of Dick and Jane, to her latest novel, her heart and soul has been poured into each word. Her most sincere wish is that you will find as much enjoyment in reading her stories as she did in their creation. To learn more about T. Sue, visit her online at: www.tsueversteeg.com

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cover Reveal - City of the Gods: Redemption (Book 3) by SJ McMillan

Blurb:
City of the Gods: Redemption (Book 3)
Time is running out. The High Priest is coming. The only obstacle in his way is the Redeemer. As Katalina reaches her full potential, the rest of her world spirals out of control. Enemies and allies begin to switch sides, causing her to question the loyalty and motives of everyone, even her closest friends.

Our heroes have sacrificed and lost so much, relentlessly battling deceit and injustice. Now is the time to fight as their last and most vital mission draws near.

Excerpt:
“Marcus has the rune,” she replied.

“What does that matter?” Damian asked.

“We found a way to remove the tracking spell and destroy the runes. The only way to destroy them is to do it when they are all together at the same time.” Vivian glanced around the room. She spotted the book she was looking for, picked it up, and handed it to Damian. “The spell is in this book. Say the spell and crush the runes. That’s it.”

Sabine reappeared behind Vivian. Tristan lunged for her, but Sabine just smiled. She waved her hand and he froze once again. She glanced at Damian and then at the book he was holding. She plucked it from his frozen fingers and thumbed through it. She stopped when she got to a certain page. She smirked at Damian as she tore the page out and dropped the book on the floor. She glanced at Vivian and shook her head.

“You haven’t changed a bit. You’re still desperately trying to salvage the mess you’ve gotten yourself into. It won’t work this time.” She paused for a moment, then with a glint in her eye and a smile on her lips she said, “Show me that fire trick with your fingertips again.”

Tears spilled down Vivian’s cheeks as she held up her hand and concentrated on her fingers.

Flames sprang to life.

“Good girl. It’s just as good the second time around,” she complimented. Without another word she set the paper on fire.

“No!” Vivian screamed. She grabbed for the burning paper in Sabine’s hand, but Sabine pulled away before she could claim it. Sabine dropped it on the floor and stepped behind Vivian.

“Any last words you want to say to your brother or ex-lover?” she asked.

“I love you. I’m sorry,” Vivian whispered. Her head hung in shame.

“Touching,” Sabine said and then they gone. The spell was broken once again. Tristan stumbled for the burning page, but it was no use. There was nothing left but ash. He glanced at Damian.

“What are we going to do now?”

Damian didn’t respond, instead he was staring at something across the room. Tristan heard a noise that sounded much like a footstep. He turned to find Katalina standing behind the book filled desk. She was staring back at them. Her eyes wide with either shock or amazement, Tristan couldn’t tell.

“I, uh…holy shiznit! I can teleport!” Katalina exclaimed.

About the Author:
S.J. lives in southwest Missouri with her husband and their three children. She works as an administrative assistant during the week.

Being an author was not her first career choice. In her younger years she wanted to be a dancer, but dance lessons were too expensive. She also wanted to be Dolly Parton from The Best Little Whore House in Texas. She could really belt out Itty Bitty Piss Ant Country Place, just ask her parents former neighbors.

After a slew of other interesting job choices, she just couldn’t shake the writing bug she picked up in high school. She started writing poetry and still writes a poem whenever inspiration hits. She also loves to read, especially paranormal romances and urban fantasies. The love of reading is what spawned the desire to try her hand at writing a novel of her own. She loves creating the characters and giving them their own personalities and voices.

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