Sunday, September 30, 2007

Dark Lies

Dark Lies by Vivi Anna

What dark secret was she hiding?

When the Otherworld Crime Unit reconvenes to investigate a ritualistic murder, werewolf Jace Jericho can barely set aside his past—and his hatred of humanity—to work with the team's newest member. As far as Jace is concerned, police rookie Tala Channing has two strikes against her: one, she's human, and two, something about her drives him wild with desire.—
Forced to work side by side with Tala, deep into the witching hours, Jace struggles to keep his primal instincts in check. But when they finally succumb to wild passion, Jace realizes Tala has spun a web of lies. And Tala's secret now puts his life—and heart—on the line.—

For buy info and an excerpt, drop in here

To meet the Vixen herself, come back tomorrow for Vivi's Fantastic Fives

Friday, September 28, 2007

Releases To Look For Next Week

Romancing The West by Beth Ciotta ( Book 2 in the Wild West Series, Romantic Comedy)

Emily McBride is in a pickle. The preacher's daughter secretly writes scandalous romantic adventures. But someone's uncovered her secret talent and threatens to expose her double life. Her small town friends and the man of her dreams will never speak to her again. Worse, she's growing fond of her new friend, a literary poet, who would surely be horrified by her novels.

When the Peacemaker Alliance recruits lawman Seth Wright, he's ready, willing, and able to kick ruthless desperado butt for the covert government agency. His enthusiasm wanes, however, when his first assignment takes him to California to propose marriage to Miss Emily McBride on behalf of his boss, and deliver her back to Arizona Territory. He's a lawman, not a courier. Worse, the small town librarian mistakes him for a dandified poet! Before he sets her straight, she confesses she's mixed up in something tawdry. With two unwanted suitors hounding her, the woman needs protection.

So Seth assumes the fancy pants identity to room in her house without compromising her reputation.Seth's good intentions take a monumental twist when he develops genuine feelings for the passionate book lover. She's not what she seems. More jolting, neither is he.

Lover Unbound by J.R.Ward( Book 5 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series)

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Now, the cold heart of a cunning predator will be warmed against its will…

Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous son of the Bloodletter possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father's war camp, he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time- until a destiny he didn't choose takes him into a future that cannot include her.

No Rest for the Witches by MaryJanice Davidson, Cheyenne McCray, Christine Warren, and Lori Handeland

From broomsticks to black magic, leather-clad warriors to love potions gone wrong, here you’ll find four stories of supernatural sex and suspense from some of today’s hottest bestselling authors.

MaryJanice Davidson “The Majicka”Life’s a bit crowded for Ireland and her roommates—a fairy, a werewolf, a vampire, and now a zombie…especially when a mysterious man walks through the door. Will there be any room left for love?

Lori Handeland “Voodoo Moon”For Devil’s Fork–based FBI Agent Dana Duran, the only way to fight a supernatural serial killer just may be to embrace life. But little did she know that voodoo could be so viciously sexy…

Cheyenne McCray “Breath of Magic” San Francisco’s witches are in an epic battle. But even if Sydney can use her sultry ways and ancient Druid powers to save the world, can she risk losing her heart to handsome warrior Conlan?

Christine Warren“Any Witch Way She Can”A desperately lonely witch decides to take matters of love into her own hands when she casts a cosmic personal ad…only to find that the perfect formula for love is a strange brew indeed.

An Enchanted Season by Maggie Shayne, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, and Jean Johnson

Give readers a gift-new stories from a bestselling lineup of romance authors.

It's the time of year when dreams come true, miracles happen every day, and love is the greatest gift of all...

The holidays always seem to bring out the best in everyone, with heartfelt hugs for long-missed friends, sincere smiles in the spirit of the season, and a feeling of magic in the air.

Here, for the first time, is a collection of paranormal romances celebrating the holidays as never before. From a shape-shifting leopardess who wants a packmate to be her soulmate to a snowstorm that brings a surprise gift, these all-new tales by Maggie Shayne, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, and Jean Johnson will stir your spirit in all the right places.

Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan (Christine's 1st Manga)

In a dark jungle a beautiful activist liberates animals from a secret laboratory-and stumbles across an unexpected prisoner. She releases the Carpathian from his bonds-only to unleash his voracious appetite on herself....

Riordan is an immortal Carpathian male, trapped and caged, his honor compromised by his captors. They're in his mind. They're in his blood. And not one can withstand his desire for revenge.

Juliette is an activist devoted to liberating animals from a secret jungle lab. What she stumbles upon is a prisoner like no other. She will release him from his bonds. He will release her from her inhibitions.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

And the Winner Is...

Sedonia reached into the hat and picked....
Linda H.
Linda please visit and email Sedonia at with your ebook choice.
Congratulations! Thanks very much to everyone who commented, and to Sedonia for answering questions.

New Blog Pimpin'

I've recently come upon a new blog with urban fantasy writers called
The authors are
Stop by their blog, they've got some funny posts and most of them have a new release coming soon. I enjoyed going to the site and clicking on their bios, they've got an awesome web designer.
For their debut into the blogsphere, they have a few contests going on.(hint,hint,nudge,nudge)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New Paranormal Releases

Ain't Myth-Behaving by Katie MacAlister

A modern woman and a god from ancient legend? Surely an epic love mismatch...or maybe it's the "myth match" of the century? The irrepressible Katie MacAlister brings us heroes who are more than mere mortals in two sparkling new novellas of the Otherworld.
Dane Hearne -- also known as the Irish fertility god Cernunnos -- must choose a bride quickly. His long-time goddess has run off with a salsa dancer, and Dane must be married by Beltane, just a week away, or become a mortal -- and die. When he meets American travel writer Megan St. Clair, he knows he's found his soul mate. But while Dane is a sexy Irish hunk with his fair share of blarney, can he convince Megan to marry him in just one week?
Alrik Sigurdsson is cursed to sail his Viking ship along the same stretch of Scandinavian coastline forever. So when lovely American Brynna Lund skids her car off the road into the ocean, he and his men are happy for the diversion of rescuing her. Then Alrik discovers that Brynna is the only woman who can break the curse. Is it any wonder that he's determined to keep her...forever?

Your Coffin or Mine?: A Novel of Vampire Love by Kimberly Raye


For Lil Marchette, the owner of Manhattan’s premier dating service for vampires (and a dazzling denizen of the dark herself), death is all in a night’s work. Unfortunately, it’s going to take more than matching up vamps to pay the bills and fund Lil’s cosmetics addiction. Dare she add actual humans to the mix? Eager to diversify, she signs up for a popular dating show, Manhattan’s Most Wanted (MMW), to pitch her expertise to the perfect target audience–eligible women looking for eligible men.Of course Lil is trying to forget the one man she’d love to sink her own teeth into: Ty Bonner, the ultraseductive vamp who broke her heart after she gave him the hottest night of his afterlife. Problem is, she and Ty have an intense mental connection and she’s sensing he’s in deep trouble. Even worse, she soon finds herself heading for MMW’s grand finale (cameras are so not a vamp’s best friend). The race is on as Lil struggles to save Ty (and herself) before all hell breaks loose.

Beautiful Samurai, White Tiger by Sedonia Guillone

(available in ebook and print from Torquere press)

Japanese police inspector Toshi and his American partner John are back in this sequel to His Beautiful Samurai. Toshi and John are still reeling from their last adventure, dealing with family issues and trying to get ready for Toshi's uncle's funeral. During the funeral preparations, Toshi realizes that his uncle's dear friend Tokuma was more than a friend, and that Tokuma needs his help.
Fearing his nephew Yuzo has been kidnapped by the Yakuza, Tokuma asks Toshi and John to look into the young man's disappearance. Their investigation takes them into the murky underworld of the Japanese mob, and eventually leads them undercover to the temple of the White Tiger, a place of spirituality, love and danger.
Learning the ways of the White Tiger opens John up to his psychic ability in unexpected ways, and brings the lovers closer than they ever thought possible. Through a series of unbelievably erotic encounters, John and Toshi learn the power of their love, and begin to believe that they can overcome anything, from Toshi's disapproving family to the mystery of the missing nephew. Can they find Yuzo before it's too late?

The Luxy Lady by Emma Ray Garrett ( ebook, Changeling Press)

Kai and Lucas Woods are taking a much needed vacation to the hottest destination on Earth: Los Regalos. Although they’ve been married for ten years, their demanding jobs have often kept them apart. But it isn’t just work. Each has a secret neither knows how to reveal without destroying the love they still share.
The Luxy Lady’s owner, Adyan Regillus, has been around. One thing he hasn’t tried his hand at is marriage counseling. So, when an old friend asks for his help, Adyan agrees. Now, all he can hope is that his curiosity doesn’t get the better of him…

Everything Lovers Can Know by Anny Cook (ebook Elloras Cave)

From the time they were children, Baron and Jade were heart-bonded and mind-linked. But children don't stay young forever and when they reach adulthood, they yearn for more than a mind-link. They yearn for the bond of physical love.When Jade's secret plan to seduce Baron backfires, their families separate them using coercion and blackmail. Jade goes on to a successful career as a musician while Baron completes medical school and begins his internship.Now, three years later, Jade has a new plan to end their separation. Baron arrives at the isolated cabin where Jade is waiting to find out once and forever if the fierce longings and desire they had for each other before are enough to make them truly two-as-one.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Fantastic Fives on Sedonia Guillone

Five words/and or phrases that describe you:
1. Organized

2. Geeky

3. Oversexed

4. Earthy

5. Devoted

Five people and/or things that inspire you:

1. Most of all my boyfriend of 12 years, Mitch. He inspires all my books.

2. Watching the films of Akira Kurosawa, especially the ones with Toshiro Mifune in them

3. The landscape of Downeast Maine

4. Jet Li

5. Love

Five of your favorite authors:

1. Jade Lee (I love her Tigress series. A major inspiration for much of my writing. Also, I love the way Jade really isn't afraid to dig down deep into her characters and show them in all their beauty and ugliness. Makes erotic romance rise to the next level)

2. Ruth Axtell Morren (Who is also my critique partner) Although Ruth writes Inspirationals and I don't normally read them, I love her books for the same reason I love Jade's - the depth. 3. Saul Bellow - Just one of the best writers who ever lived. Henderson the Rain King is my favorite book of all time. Full of joy and beautiful language.

4. Laura Baumbach - Hot m/m stuff and just raw power in her writing. Leaves me breathless!

5. Ursula K. LeGuin - also beauty of language, depth of characters and inspired me to want to write in the fantasy genre (Heart of a Sorceress coming to Ellora's Cave) I adore the Earthsea books.

Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes:

1. Ryu from the upcoming Men of Phuket: Tongue-Thai'd (Total-E-Bound) My favorite of my heroes because he's adorable, complex, sexy and not afraid of his heart

2. Tenzin from Ace in the Hole - beautiful, loyal, sensuous, a loving companion

3. Lily also from Ace in the Hole - beautiful and good, works so hard to overcome fear and to trust when she's been so hurt

4. Danny from Tao of Love: Danny's Dragon (Loose Id) - he's loyal and sweet with big soft eyes

5. Both heroes from A Man for Michael (Ellora's Cave)

Five reasons to read your books:

1. They have hot sex in them. Lots of it.

2. The guys are delicious and gorgeous and loveable.

3. They have hot sex in them. Did I already say that?

4. My royalties pay my bills. Thank you for your support.

5. I wrote out my heart, soul and fantasies and hope that people will share and enjoy them.

Sedonia Guillone
Spicy M/F and M/M erotic romance!

Extra!Extra! Sedonia is giving away a book from her backlist(winner's choice)Ask questions and leave some happy comments.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Contests,Contests and more Contests

Stephanie Rowe has a hilarious immortal series and she's doing a contest to get the buzz out about her upcoming release, Sex & The Immortal Bad Boy , stop by The Midnight Hour to find out how you can buzz about this book.

Go to Gena Showalter's Blog and help title her Mysteria II novella for a chance to win an ARC of one of her sexy new releases.

Heather Brewer has a Wikipedia page and would like your input on what you'd like to see on it, stop by her blog and add comment about what you'd like to see on her page.


Celebrate Yolanda Sfetsos' Faerie Week and read yummy excerpts and win Faerie books.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Quiz and Contest

Which Dragon Lord Prince is your destined mate?

Dragon Lords: The Perfect Prince

Your Destined Mate is: Prince Olek of Draig, royal ambassador. Thoughtful and sweet, until you deny the attraction between you, this prince will do anything for the one he loves. Like all others of his race on the male dominated planet of Qurilixen. He is raised to trust the mystic powers around him and when it comes time to marry, he is ready to follow those powers to choose his life mate. To read more about your prince:

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Michelle Pillow has a contest going on today for one of her yummy dragon lord series, stop by her blog join in the contest.

The Royal Mess Winner Is.....

Congratulations Jolene, send your snail mail to
danetteb @ spaces).

Friday, September 14, 2007

A Quiz and a Book Trailer

What kind of spirit will you become? ( With great pic's)

You will become a Water spirit. You are very sensitive and caring. people like you because you have a very calm appearance. You love the seas and lakes becuause they relax you. Remember that people are only people and they can't tell you what to do, so don't always try to please them and leave some time for yourself. But besides that you are the best friend that anyone can ever have.
Take this quiz!


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Candace Havens' first Charmed book is coming out in mass market paper back, check it out at

Monday, September 10, 2007

Fantastic Fives on Marisa Chenery

Five words and/or phrases that describe you:

Easy going
A bit on the shy side
A dreamer
Tough when I have to be

Five people and/or things that inspire you:

My father
My four kids
My husband
My friends that have stuck by me over the years
People who aren't afraid to speak their minds

Five of your favorite authors:

MaryJanice Davidson
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Christine Feehan
Karen Marie Moning
Johanna Lindsey

Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes: ( of Five facts about your hero and heroine:)

My first two books are coming out this Sept., but I've written three in total. The third is still in the submission stage so there is hope for it yet.

Kendra from The Blue Lotus: Passionate about her family and friends. Willing to fix her mistakes even if it means she has to give up the man she loves.

Nefertem from The Blue Lotus: Tall, dark and sexy. Wages a battle inside himself to suppress his darker nature.

Jacqueline from A Tournament Knight: Strong physically and mentally. Posing as a knight only makes her stronger, but she is all woman when it comes to loving Terric.

Terric from A Tournament Knight: Loves the food, and especially the women, at feasts after a hard day competing in a tournament. Backs Jacqueline in her need for revenge.

Ariel from Lady Knight (This book doesn't have a home yet.): Another strong woman doing what she feels she must, even if it means passing herself off as a boy. Sold into slavery and separated from her young son, she stays true to herself.

Five reasons to read your books:

A story you can lose yourself in.
Heroines who are independent and strong, but appreciate the love of a good man.
Enjoyable to read.
Characters you can relate to.
Romantic and sexy.

Marisa Chenery
The Blue Lotus - Liquid Silver Books
A Tournament Knight - New Concepts Publishing

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Blue Lotus by Marisa Chenery

The Blue Lotus by Marisa Chenery

Kendra Miller finds herself intrigued by the gold pendant her brother sent her from Egypt. She finds the enameled blue lotus flower on it lovely, but the hieroglyphs engraved on the back is a mystery she wants to solve. After innocently translating the glyphs she sets off a chain of events that can only end in disaster. Nefertem is drawn to the woman who summoned him, but knows his love for Kendra can only lead to heartache. Being bound to the pendant, his stay in her world is limited. Together they try to stop the disaster Kendra has unwittingly set in motion, Nefertem fights the changes taking place inside him. If they fail Kendra may pay for her actions with her life.

For a sample of this book and buy info go here

To meet the author, come back tomorrow for Marisa's Fantastic Five

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A New Book and A Contest

Which Boundless hero is right for you?

Dev is your true demon lover! By turns tender, impassioned, and playful, Dev yearns for someone to love him. He's willing to do anything to be with you. He's spent countless lifetimes looking for someone just like you, and now that he's found you, he's never letting you go. He needs someone like you to teach him about real love and longing.
How do you compare?
Take this test! Tests from Testriffic


By Annie Dean,Bonnie Dee,Dionne Galace

ISBN 978-1-59578-374-5
Seven Days – Annie Dean
Teresa intends to devote her life to the church, immaculate and untouched. Into her quiet life comes a beautiful devil sent to test her purity and her determination. She is silent prayers at midnight; he is the flash of gold in a gambler's palm. She has known nothing but service and self-sacrifice. He has known nothing but centuries of carnal sin.
Neither know anything about love.
If she denies him, she condemns him to eternity in Hell. If she yields, she forfeits her soul. Who will emerge victorious? To find out, join Dev and Teresa for seven days of temptation.
The Straw Man – Bonnie Dee
A lonely woman imagines the perfect man and accidentally conjures him into being on All Hallows Eve. For a single night she has the lover of her dreams, but a night isn’t nearly enough. Can she find a way to turn her fantasy man back to flesh and blood?
Waking Kitty – Dionne Galace
Jack Ridley is an old-fashioned reporter. He doesn’t believe in anything unless there’s a ton of evidence to back it up and even then, he may still have a question or two hundred for it. Until he meets Kitty Jones and falls like a ton of bricks. Suddenly, Jack can’t seem to care that the ducks in a nearby park are turning pink or giant statues of naked men are appearing out of nowhere in the middle of downtown Chicago traffic.
Pink-haired Kitty Jones is beautiful, flirtatious, and seemingly happy-go-lucky. Under the cheerful, self-assured façade, however, she is slowly falling apart. Not only does she suffer from blackouts and wakes up unable to recall where she is or how she got there, she seems to be seeing dragons … everywhere. The only person she can turn to now is Jack Ridley, a tough-as-nails reporter who seems to have a few secrets of his own.

To get an excerpt and buy info, go here

In celebration of thr Boundless release, the authors are holding a blog contest. For the juicy details visit Annie's blog here