Wednesday, April 29, 2015

BLOG TOUR: The Gemina Series by Tamara McHatton and Lysa Demorest

The Gemina Series

by Tamara McHatton and Lysa Demorest

Genre: Historical Romance

The Thirteenth Twin Legion, known as a Gemina, became a key force in the Roman Empire's conquest of Gaul and Germania. The renowned commanders, Axilla and Ocella, must choose to defend their home or fight for the Romans. Death and tragedy lead the brothers-in-arms to far different fates that will be the ultimate test of their bond for each other and their loyalties.
The rebellion rises against the military and politicians with merchants and villagers caught between two nations. Brothers, lovers, and families, swept into the rising tides of war, divide their allegiance. Trading routes turn into spy rings while the heroes decide where their futures lie. Do they live in the freedom of rural Germania or submit to the tyranny of a Roman emperor?

Legends emerge when citizens challenge the threat to their land and their way of life. For a legion that once knelt to an emperor, warrior and merchant alike must decide who earns their loyalty as their ranks grow in the fire of rebellion. Love and honor will bring an empire to its knees when heroes change the fate of Germania.

Axilla goes against orders to find out the fate of his outpost, only to realize he has made the greatest sacrifice of his life. His existence now rests on his skills to survive his captivity as a Roman gladiator.
Corvina, the scarred protector of their outpost, hides her face -- and her failures -- behind a scarf. Powerful forces put her in the center of Rome, perfectly placed to spy, giving her one more chance to safeguard her people and the old Roman ways.

It falls to the lost Roman legionnaire and the scarfed woman to orchestrate the heroic plan of saving an empire from itself. They coordinate a daring escape and set the challenge on the very steps of Rome's aristocracy. A fight to inspire a rebellion, a fight to inspire a revolution.

Without his memories, Cordus has to create a new life for himself with borrowed skills. His rescue from a battle-torn town leads him on a journey through Germania and Rome with Katja Kaufer to lead the way. He is a forgotten man displaced in a rebellion that threatens the very lives of the people who rescued him.

The web of rising suspicions entangles Katja's way of life as a traveling merchant, when Cordus's past brings the leaders of the rebellion, Axilla and Corvina, to their camp. Now, she has to decide if the safety of the people she cares about is worth the protection of one man.

Meet the Authors

In between renovating her beach and river houses, Tamara McHatton writes about the heroes that have influenced her life. She grew up on the Space Coast, and spent time with astronauts, military heroes, and special ops ghosts. This fueled her love of intrigue and adventure and it shows in her stories. She has recently taken up tandem surfing with the love of her life, and cover model, Evan Scott. During the warm summer months, you can find her on the beach, on the board, working to perfect her newest passion.
Lysa Demorest - Born in 1984, Lysa Demorest has since filled her time with a love of books, renaissance faires, science fiction, and role-play writing. She is the assistant, and instigator, to many authors while working on her own stories and taking on the ropes of editor at Desert Breeze Publishing. She lives in Texas, and while studying for her bachelor degree in English, she can be found playing around with words.

 Born in 1984, Lysa Demorest has since filled her time with a love of books, renaissance faires, science fiction, and role-play writing. She is the assistant, and instigator, to many authors while working on her own stories and taking on the ropes of editor at Desert Breeze Publishing. She lives in Texas, and while studying for her bachelor degree in English, she can be found playing around with words.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BLITZ: Twisted by Cynthia Eden

(Lost Series, #2)
by Cynthia Eden


In the second seductive LOST novel from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden, an obsessed Last Option Search Team agent goes looking for trouble—and finds her in the Big Easy.

Dean Bannon comes to New Orleans for one reason only: to track down a missing sixteen-year-old girl. That's before he meets the drop-dead gorgeous con artist who makes him want to lose his legendary control.

With her past, Emma Castille doesn't claim to be psychic. She just notices things other people don't. Like the fear in a runaway's eyes—or the pain in an ex-FBI agent's heart. Her chemistry with Dean is blistering, but Emma follows her passion . . . not someone else's orders.

Then a madman breaks into Emma's home and leaves a twisted message: You're next. Now Dean refuses to let her out of his sight until he pries every last secret from her full, sexy lips. And suddenly Emma's aching to give him everything he wants. 

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“You’re not psychic.”
Were they back to that?
She put her hands in her lap.
Emma didn’t believe in making nervous gestures. She didn’t believe in giving
away anything at all with her body language.
“What you are …” Ah, now he did smile. Her father would have
called it a shit-eating grin. The more PC term was probably a Cheshire cat
smile. Whatever the name, that smile annoyed her. “What you are, Ms. Castille …
is a criminal. A fraud.”
Maybe she should grab her chest
and dramatically gasp. She didn’t. “Wonderful for you,” Emma said. “You pulled
up a background report one me.” She let her eyes widen a bit. “It’s amazing
just what one can find if a person knows how to use a search engine.”
A furrow appeared between his
“How about I say what … you are?” Emma asked him. “A
washed-up FBI agent who snapped on the job. You held your control tight every
single day, but the bad guys—they just didn’t stop, did they? You hunted them,
you stopped them, and more appeared. While you were fighting the system, they
kept coming, and the bodies kept piling up on your watch.”
He shot right back to his feet.
The folding chair slammed down behind him.
“You and your father bilked
desperate people,” he accused. “You told them you were psychic, that you could
help find their missing children. And you—”
“We found them.” Two girls who’d
vanished. They’d found them. “We just didn’t get to
them in time.” And she would not go back to that place.
She motioned toward Manuel. He
knew the signal meant he could take over her booth. There was no way, no way, that she was going to
stay there with that prick while he slammed the most painful moments from her
past in Emma’s face.
Manuel, pale, tattooed, with
piercings in his lips and eyebrows, quickly claimed her spot.
Emma jumped to her feet. Muttered
her thanks, and fled right past the guy she was starting to think of as Agent
She pushed through the crowd.
Wasn’t there always a crowd in Jackson Square? And that was why she loved the
place. It was so easy to vanish in a crowd. To be anyone.
The crowd closed around her.
To be no one at all.
She hurried around the back of
the cathedral. She knew the streets so well. Her home was close by. Emma would
get inside and forget Agent Jackass.
I’m being followed.
Emma stilled at the intersection.
A horse-drawn carriage rolled by her. Voices called out.
And he touched her.
Emma didn’t flinch. Didn’t
scream. She looked down at the hand on her shoulder. “When a woman runs away
from you, that means you need to stay the hell away from her.”
His hold tightened on her. “You
and I aren’t done.”
She looked up at his face. Had
she really thought the man was handsome? Annoying, that was all Dean Bannon
“I need to find that girl, and
you’re the only lead I have so far.”
“Then you’re not a very good

About the Author

USA Today Best-selling author Cynthia Eden has written over twenty-five novels and novellas. She was named as a 2013 RITA® finalist for her paranormal romance, ANGEL IN CHAINS, and, in 2011, Cynthia Eden was a RITA finalist for her romantic suspense, DEADLY FEAR.
Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.  She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, Greece, and Brazil.
(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people).  Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Fall Out Girl by L. Duarte

Fall Out Girl
by L. Duarte
Publication Date: March 21, 2015
Cover Design: Okay Creations
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Imagine a social outcast: Me. (Luna)

Imagine a popular boy: Him. (Caleb)
Sound like the characters of a cliché story, right? Here, hold my hand. Come away with me. I’ll tell you my story, and you’ll decide. 
But I have a warning: Proceed at your own risk.  Since it’s a snippet of my life, I’m one of the main characters. And to put it lightly, I’m not the most likable person in the world, cue the earned label.  Also, unlike fairy tales, my story is real with a dash of sorrow and loss. 
How do I start? Once upon a time…? Shoot me now, please. 
The beginning? No, too boring.
Well, let’s start with the catalytic moment that set in motion a chain of events that changed my life, yet again.
As for a happily ever after? Sorry, no spoilers here. You’re going to have to figure that one out on your own. After you read my tale, it becomes yours, and as such, you’re entitled to your interpretation.
So, off we go! 
Fasten your seat belts. This ride may get bumpy.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Due to strong language and graphic sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


Meet the Author

I have found that there is only one thing better than reading, and that is writing. I’m always torn between the two. I’m also frequently torn between chocolate and coffee. However, I emphatically don’t like the month of February, lies, and flies. For me, bravery is defined by the courage to do what we fear the most. I live in Connecticut with my husband and two children. Drop a few lines. I would love to hear from you.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

BLOG TOUR: The Gifted and The Damned by Dana Michelle Burnett

The Gifted and The Damned (The Vampire Wars Series, Book #1)
by Dana Michelle Burnett


Seduction was her gift...He was her weakness...In the small town of Corydon Indiana, witches, seers, and shape shifters live hidden from the everyday world in plain sight. They live under the constant memory of the trials of Salem and live by a code of secrecy. 

Ruby Malone, the only siren ever born to her family of witches, held the hearts of many men in the palm of her hand, making her the talk of the supernatural community, but there was only one man that she wanted. Making seer Archer Wallace hers was the only thing Ruby cared about until a war between the gifted and the vampires turned her world upside down.
Suddenly, the world that Ruby knows is gone. Archer is off fighting in the war and Poe Corvus, a rebellious shape shifter with a past, tempts her to be the siren she was born to be.

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Ruby looked up at me, her green eyes glittering in the near
darkness. My gaze fell on her red trembling lips.

Before I could stop myself, I was kissing her, forcing my tongue
between her teeth. At first, she fought me, but then I felt her mold herself to
me and press herself against my groin.

There was no waiting. I pulled at her clothes, almost tearing them
off her. Her creamy flesh beckoned me, smelling of earth and sin. I tore away
my own clothes so that I could hold her warm body against my naked skin.

She reached up and took my face in her hands, “Look at me.”

I looked down into her green eyes, feeling my very soul pull
towards her. “What?”

Ruby brushed her hand over my cheek, “I do love you. I love you so
much that it scares me sometimes.”

I was kissing her then, trailing my lips along her jawline and
down to her neck. I could hear her unsteady and ragged breaths as I licked at
her collarbone, but my own breath was coming just as fast.

I eased her down onto the floor and stretched out beside her. My
lips found her breast, she cried out as they closed around her nipple. I
brought my hand up to knead the other breast, pinching that nipple between my
first finger and thumb. Ruby arched her back and twisted her fingers in my hair
as my tongue circled her nipple before taking it between my teeth in a gentle

I pulled her closer, sliding my hand under her so that I could
clutch her buttock. I ran one finger along her cleft, teasing her nether

She drew in a sharp breath and bucked her hips upwards as if trying
to get closer to me. I ached with my need to impale her, to fill her

I groaned, low and animalistic. I shifted so that I could move
further down, leaning over her and brushing her hair off her neck and

“Can I really trust you?” I asked as I teased her skin with a
feather touch.

“Yes,” she gasped. “Yes.”

I brought my lips back down to her lips and then trailed along her
throat, between her breasts, and stopped just below her stomach. I positioned
myself between her legs, eased her thighs apart, and then lowered my mouth to
her wet slit.

Ruby gasped as I buried myself there, lapping at her inner folds.
She bucked and cried out as I held her down and worked her over. She was still
twitching when I moved back up her body, kissing her hot flesh, as I took her.

She clutched at my shoulders, pulling me closer. I felt her come
apart again and again until I could not hold back anymore. I swore as a shudder
overtook me.
We remained on the floor, Ruby’s head against my chest. My fingers
tracing the ridges of her spine as I listened to our hearts beat in time.

About The Author

Dana Michelle Burnett spent most of her life writing short stories and sharing them with family and friends. Over the years, her work was published in numerous commercial and literary magazines including Just Labs, Mindprints: A Literary Journal, Foliate Oak, and many more. Her short story John Lennon and the Chicken Holocaust was include in The Best of Foliate Oak 2006.  

Dana Michelle's Spiritus Series introduced the idea of a ghostly romance and became a Kindle bestselling series. Her Gypsy Fairy Tale Series combined the magic of the Tuatha De Danann and the Irish Travellers and the first book in the series, Once, was included in the Faery Realms Multi-Author Box Set. With this new series, Dana Michelle dives into the trials and tribulations surrounded the paranormal gifted during a war with vampires.

She's an avid reader of anything dark and romantic. Dana Michelle lives in Southern Indiana with her dancing diva daughter and an assortment of pets.
Dana Michelle loves connecting with her readers. 

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

BLOG TOUR: “Limelight” by H.L. Holston, Sara York, Eleanor Bruce, and E.M. Leya

By H.L. Holston, Sara York, Eleanor Bruce, and E.M. Leya 


Some dream of fame and fortune, but it isn't always everything one might think it will be. It doesn't matter what entertainment industry you're in, you have to sacrifice, and when it comes to love, well that brings on a million other issues.

Inside you'll find three stories about men in the limelight. They worked hard to gain the fame they've found, but in doing so, they all have longed for one thing — Love. Some things might come easy for these men, but when it comes to sharing their hearts, things are never simple and either are the men they desire.

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Time Gone By by E.M. Leya

Jon is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. The fame and fortune he has is like nothing he ever imagined, but he left behind the only man he'd ever loved to achieve it.

Wyatt thought he'd put the past behind him and moved on, focusing on his career as he hides the truth about himself from those who are closest to him. Why should he risk his family and friends with being honest when his only reason left town six years ago?

When fate throws the two men together again, they are forced to confront things from the past that they both don't want to admit, but the passion and desire for each other is stronger than ever, proving that no matter how much time has gone by, the heart knows what it wants.



Jon looked up to see Wyatt standing
in the doorway.

"Want some company?"
"Sure." Jon sat up
straighter as Wyatt took a seat across from him. "So nursing, huh? It
suits you."

"Thanks. I debated on becoming
a vet, but that was too many years stuck in school. I enjoy this. Now that I'm
back home and working here, it's nice. I worked in Phoenix for about a year, but hated every
minute of it." Wyatt leaned back, stretching his long legs out in front of

"Yeah, I don't blame you. I
hate living in the city. I miss this place."

"You could move back."

Jon tried to ignore the hopeful
gleam in Wyatt's eyes. "Yeah, I don't think that would work. Most my
business is in California.
It's just easier to stay there." Honestly, he hated it and thought about
moving back all the time, but the main reason he didn't was sitting right
across from him.

"You look good." Wyatt
didn't hide the way his gaze traveled over Jon's body.

"So do you." Jon returned
the same stare, and then wished he hadn't. He could still remember that body
pressed up against his, the taste of Wyatt's lips against his own. It was as if
it all happened yesterday.

"You want to go grab a cup of
coffee downstairs and catch up?" Wyatt asked.

"Aren't you working?"

"Got off about ten minutes
ago. I was hoping you were still here."

"Why?" Jon shook his
head. "Sorry, that was rude. It's just…" Jon stood and went to the
doorway, looking down the hall.

"I know, Jon. It's hard for me
too, but I miss you. Miss talking about stuff. You're my best friend."

"I was." Jon turned to
look at him.

"You still are. No one will
ever know me like you do."

"It's been nearly six years,

"Doesn't feel like it

Jon turned to look at him,
struggling with the emotions he'd locked away for so long. "Sometimes it
seems longer." He shrugged. "I didn't even know you'd gone to

"Yeah, you were pretty upset
when you left. I figured you weren't checking up on me much."

That wasn't true. He might not have
asked about him, but he did look for him every time he came back to town. Okay,
so that wasn't often, but still, Wyatt was always on his mind when he was
visiting. "Can you blame me?"

Suck This, Neil Patrick Harris by H.L. Holston & Eleanor Bruce

Dante Moretti has a big problem. His acting career has hit the skids and he's desperate to land the lead role in the next Hollywood blockbuster. It’s his last chance to get back on the superstar track.

But, his personal life is a train wreck. No sane director will work with him any longer. Solution? Bribe his best friend and former co-star, Chris Parker to play the role of his long-term boyfriend. Showing the world he’s in a committed relationship will hopefully convince casting agents he’s reformed, stable and trustworthy.

Even if it’s a lie.

What Dante doesn't count on is the public’s reaction to the announcement that Chris and he are a couple…and his own feelings for Chris spiraling out of control.

Under the merciless cameras of the paparazzi, Dante is forced to choose--his leading man status or the man he thought was just his best friend. Who ever thought that pretending to be in love would be this hard?


He’d never seen
Chris and Katie go at it like this before. Sure, they had bickered on set, but
this was a war of words. If Dante had one ounce of bisexuality in his bones, he
would have been cheering for them to make out after they stopped arguing. They were
that hot together in the heat of passion. He was beginning to see the appeal of
their coupling from the show now. No wonder Space
fans had cried when Katie’s character had died in Chris’ arms.

But he had to
stop this now. At least half the crowd had out their cell phones and were
filming Chris and Katie’s argument. Going from past experience, Dante knew the
clips would be up on YouTube within minutes. He had damage control to do.

Dante pushed
himself between his two former co-stars and shouted, “Enough!”

That got everyone’s attention. Chris looked at
him in confusion, Katie, well, she looked impressed he’d intervened.

He grabbed
Chris’ hand tightly, glanced to the other man for permission, and when Chris
nodded, Dante said in a deliberately loud voice, strong enough to reach the
line of fans still strolling in the front door of Hollywood Book and Poster.

“I’m sorry we
sprung this on you here, Katie and not in private beforehand. But, I’m not
going to apologize for dating Chris.” He paused dramatically, and forty fannish
faces pressed in closer to listen. “Not when I feel like the luckiest
son-of-a-bitch on the planet that he even agreed to go out with me. He’s
everything I ever wanted in a partner, and I refuse to hide the fact we’re a couple.”

Dante laid his
next monologue on thick.

Staring deeply
and what he hoped was adoringly into Chris’ face, he said, “I love him and I’m
keeping him for as long as he’ll have me!”

You could have
heard a pin drop. They were well and truly out of the closest now. Katie’s
expression had softened a bit from her previous stance, but Dante could tell
from the fire still in her eyes, they’d have more explaining to do after the
autograph signing.

While she still
appeared doubtful, the crowd around them erupted into chaos. More phones came
out and their fans’ commentary started:

“How long have
Chris and you been dating?”

“I thought Chris
was straight?”

Finally, one
triumphant voice exclaimed, “I knew they were f**king! I knew it.”

Center Stage by Sara York

Country music is Slade Pepper’s first love and he can’t walk away from the stage, but being gay and in country music doesn’t allow him to have a personal life. Slade takes the month off to decompress and search his soul. He meets Corbin Branford and can’t say no to a passion filled night. One night turns into more, but Corbin has no idea who Slade is, and Slade tries to keep it that way...until a fan blows his cover. Corbin is angry enough to leave, but Slade Pepper won’t give up without a fight.


Corbin rocked his hips against
Slade’s, his thumb playing with the button of Slade’s jeans. “I’ve been
watching you all night, and God, I’ve wanted to touch you.”

Thunder rumbled outside and the
lights flickered. The rain came down, growing louder as the thunder died out.
Corbin leaned back, his gaze searching. “Let’s eat and then we can figure out
what…Mmm, damn, you sure are sexy.”

Slade nodded, his body hot from
Corbin’s touch. “Eat first, then maybe something else later?”

Slade wanted that something else
very much. He was hot and getting hotter, but Corbin hadn’t eaten. The guy was
probably starving.

“I’d like to know more about
you. Are you visiting with your family?”

Slade moved to the table and
pulled out a chair, holding it for Corbin. He was a southern gentleman. No
matter who he liked to fuck, he’d been raised with manners, and those manners
would be used.

Corbin quirked a brow as he sunk
into his seat. “Nice touch. I think we’ll most definitely be doing something
after I’m no longer starving.”

Slade slid into the other chair
and picked up his burger, taking a bite. He moaned and closed his eyes,
focusing on the flavors in the meat. “They really are good burgers.”

“Thanks. I’ve won a couple of
awards, nothing big, but you know, it helps.”

Slade smiled and took another
bite as he stared at Corbin, taking in his small frame and lean muscles. The
guy really was beautiful. If only he could stay on this island, then maybe he
could actually have a relationship. But he’d be gone in a few weeks. Perhaps
Corbin wouldn’t mind a part-time gig. Hell, he might actually enjoy it.

About The Authors

Emma Marie Leya, aka E.M Leya lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her daughter, two dogs, a cat, and two birds. When she isn't writing, she is an avid swimmer with a passion for the mountains. She's often found playing outdoors.

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 Writing is Sara York's life. The stories fight to get out, often leaving her working on four or five books at once. She can't help but write. Along with her writing addiction she has a coffee addiction. Some nights, the only reason she stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning. Sara enjoys writing twisted tales of passion, anger, and love with a good healthy dose of lust thrown in for fun.

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H.L. Holston & Eleanor Bruce met when a friend put them in charge of the writing awards at a local sci-fi convention, but bonded over their mutual love of Bruce Springsteen. In real life, after many years of teaching social studies at the high school level, Holly has now semi-retired to Florida where she tutors reading and writing in between scrapbooking and reading romance novels. 

Eleanor has been a professional business writer since 1989 and an amateur fiction writer for over fifteen years and dreams of following the E Street Band around once she retires, unless Holly talks her into buying a condo on the beach in Costa Rica.

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