Apr 142016
 

Traces of Poppy by Decadent Kane
Series: The Trouble with Elves (# 6)
Release Date: April 15, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 58
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Fate may take her life, but he will steal her soul.

Madness stalks Poppy’s dreams, drowning her in darkness, pain, and the fires of hell. Hoping the nightmares can be tamed, she seeks help from a sage witch, only to discover a crueler fate: she is bound to die. The elementals require her sacrifice, or they will end her bloodline forever. The worst part? She just found him…

The elf who is destined for her.

The male who will go mad without her.

The mate she can’t have.

Drayden knows the feral has him. He’s turning into a drow faster than he thought possible. Rage and chaos consume him from the inside out, threatening to devour not only him, but his soul mate as well. She fears him, and yet she is the only one who can save him from his nightmare…

If they can survive the sage witch’s treacherous task.

If he can hold onto his soul a little longer.

If he can watch her die.

 

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Apr 062016
 

In anticipation of the May 2016 release of the latest installment of The Lords of the Underworld, The Darkest Torment, TLC Book Tours has arranged a review tour of the series. Following our review, there is a list of all the participating blogs and a contest to win the entire series.

The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld (# 9)
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 508
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

At long last, New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter unveils the story of Paris, the darkest and most tormented Lord of the Underworld….

Possessed by the demon of Promiscuity, immortal warrior Paris is irresistibly seductive—but his potent allure comes at a terrible price. Every night he must bed someone new, or weaken and die. And the woman he craves above all others is the one woman he’d thought was forever beyond his reach…until now.

Newly possessed by the demon of Wrath, Sienna Blackstone is racked by a ruthless need to punish those around her. Yet in Paris’s arms, the vulnerable beauty finds soul-searing passion and incredible peace. Until a blood feud between ancient enemies heats up.

Will the battle against gods, angels and creatures of the night bind them eternally—or tear them apart?

 

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Mar 182016
 

Darker Edge of Desire: Gothic Tales of Romance edited by Mitzi Szereto
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Publisher: Tempted Romance
Pages: 235
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Love, passion and sex . . . it’s all here in Darker Edge of Desire. Gothic literature has always possessed a dark attraction ripe with the promise of the forbidden and the sensual. In Darker Edge of Desire, Mitzi Szereto takes the sexualized Gothic and ratchets it up a few notches into the danger zone, opening a door into the darker side of lust and love that only the courageous dare to venture through. Venturing even farther into the world of mystery and romance than she did in the critically acclaimed Red Velvet and Absinthe, Szereto creates an atmosphere with a distinct Gothic flavor where we explore our more forbidden desires. In these tales, love and lust (and kink!) know no boundaries, and all nature of beings —vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, ghosts, and succubae — abound. Tread carefully, danger and desire lie ahead!

 

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Dec 192015
 

Vampyre Rescuer by Marion Webb DeSisto
Series: World of Kurbridor (# 3)
Release Date: January 23, 2015
Publisher: Luminosity Publishing
Pages: 107
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

He’s a charismatic vampyre who can capture a woman’s attention and love.

A woman named Delia, living on the magical world of Kurbridor, is attacked by two vampires on her way home from work. She’s rescued by a tall, mysterious stranger who has followed her secretly for over a week. He’s Herres, a vampyre, and she feels an instant attraction to him, but thinks he’s only interested in taking her life-force essence. That is how vampyres feed.

Herres assures her she’s wrong, saying he is genuinely attracted to her, but will she continue to think he’s a dark vampyre who is only intent on taking her essence?

Reader Advisory: Can the heroine trust a vampyre who says she is his? Is she his prey or the love of his life?

 

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Dec 142015
 

Dark Pursuit by Bronwyn Green, Jessica Jarman, Kris Norris, Paige Prince
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc
Pages: 478
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Rising Blood by Bronwyn Green
Vampire hunter, Harper Yovanoff, is not happy. She’s been assigned a new partner—one who’s an utter pain in her ass. Elliot Zielin is gorgeous, but he’s also reckless and insufferably arrogant. If he’s not careful, the vampires will be the least of his worries.

Elliot knows he should play nice with his new partner but can’t resist poking the bear—the tiny, angry bear who’s so freaking beautiful, she makes him ache for things he shouldn’t. Despite the fact that Harper has a stake with his name on it, he keeps pushing.

When a powerful vampire begins stalking hunters, Harper and Elliot are forced to work even more closely together. With tempers and adrenaline high, letting off a little steam goes way too far, and they end up in a place they never expected. Fighting their growing feelings becomes impossible, but if they can’t stop the sire hell-bent on their destruction, all the love in the world won’t save them from becoming the very thing they hunt.

Tempted to Death by Jessica Jarman
Months ago, Tara Wilcox ran away from Luca Castell and Oliver Gordon. She’d fallen hard for the pair of hunters, fearing their growing feelings and the possibility they’d find out that she is one of the things they hunt.

Luca and Oliver are partners, in every sense of the word, and spend their lives running toward danger. Falling for Tara was the biggest risk they’d ever taken, and her vanishing had gutted them.

But, she’s back, desperate for their help. Reigniting their love is simple. But nothing is simple when, faced with an impossible choice, Tara reveals the truth.

Now that Luca and Oliver know, Tara has another choice to make—run again or trust that they’ll look beyond the monster she fears they’ll see.

Content Warning: Tempted to Death is an MMF ménage and contains depictions of MM intimacy and sex.

Grave Measures by Kris Norris
Not all souls go quietly.

After the brutal murder of his girlfriend, Daniel Cartwright had thought banishing her spirit would bring him peace—allow him to move on. Until her ghost returns. She wants Daniel to join her…and she’s not taking no for an answer.

Arrynn Baker has watched Daniel flourish into one of Threshold’s best hunters. And is proud to be his partner. There’s just one small issue… She’s fallen for the man. Hard. While she’s not opposed to taking him as a lover, she’s not convinced he feels the same.

When a grisly new killing rocks both their worlds, lines get crossed, and Daniel knows he’s got a choice to make. Either be content with one night with Arrynn, or man up and jump in. But, if he wants a future with the woman of his dreams, he needs to deal with his past, once and for all. Even if the solution takes grave measures.

Next Lifetime by Paige Prince
Born a witch, Sarah keeps her gift and her love of William, a lowly farmhand a closely guarded secret. Their plans for a life together come to a grisly end when one of the world’s most feared and evil vampires finds out about her power and decides to take it.

A hundred years later, William has been reborn as Lucas Dagan, a powerful vampire hunter, with no memory of his past. But, Sarah, now known as Caitlin, remembers. Worse, she’s now the very thing Lucas has sworn to exterminate. Any chance they might have had at happiness has been crushed.

Duty and passion collide when Caitlin and Lucas are forced to fight together to save the world. But will determination and remembered love be enough? Because if evil has its way, there won’t be a Next Lifetime for anyone.

 

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Nov 122015
 

Otter Chaos by P.D Singer
Release Date: October 9, 2015
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
Pages: 235
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Lon Ewing snowboarded in and turned economist Corey Levigne’s life upside down, introducing him to a world he didn’t know existed. Corey’s still adjusting to a boyfriend who shifts into an otter and raids the koi pond—and now Lon says Corey’s department chair is a werewolf?

Wolves at the university, wolves in the bank—across Lon’s desk sits Professor Melvin Vadas and his hench-wolves, demanding a construction loan for the pack’s new lodge in the mountains. There’s just one little problem: the proposed building site is home to a breeding population of rare fish.

What do wolves care for stupid human rules, an otter who’d barely make a good snack, or one pesky human determined to protect the environment? Once they’re snout to snout with Corey and Lon, there’s more than silverscale dace on the Endangered Species List.

Includes Tail Slide, the short story that launched Otter Chaos.

Fresh powder snow and running water in the Colorado back country call Lon like the moon calls the wolves. Belly-sliding to a good time on the weekends makes up for a workweek at a desk, and meeting Corey adds a whole new level of fun to snowboarding.

It’s easy to slip away for time alone in the woods without raising suspicion, but how’s Lon to entertain himself when bad snow and a worse spill force them off the mountain too early?

Never give an otter a box of Cheerios.

 

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Nov 082015
 

Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub
Series: Lily Dale Mysteries (# 6)
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Pages: 288
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

After the death of her husband, Bella Jordan and her son need a fresh start. But on their way to stay with family in Chicago, they stop in Lily Dale, New York and a storm forces them to spend the night.

Brimming with psychics and mediums, Lily Dale is just the kind of quirky little town Bella’s late husband always talked about settling down in. So when the local hotel’s owner, Leona, passes away, Bella agrees to step in and help temporarily. The longer she and Max stay there, the more Lily Dale starts to feel like home.

But for Bella, finding a home means finding danger, too. Leona was murdered, and it’s up to Bella to track down the killer before her sanctuary comes crashing down in bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub’s warm and witty series debut.

 

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Nov 072015
 

Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
Series: The Guardians (# 1)
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 304
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces…

Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.

Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.

But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they all must all work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars…

 

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Oct 272015
 

Closest Encounter by E.G. Wiser
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 76
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review
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Special Agent Beth August is sent to investigate an object of mysterious origins. What she uncovers could send the world into an orgy of apocalyptic proportions.

A strange object of alien origin has been found and the Department of Ufology has sent its top agent, Beth August, to investigate. Once there, she meets Brad Davis, a handsome security guard with a secret of his own. Together they both succumb to and struggle against the object’s aphrodisiac powers, eventually finding themselves in a race to prevent the world from exploding into sexual anarchy, even as the two of them grapple to understand how much of their own mutual attraction is due to an unexplained supernatural energy and how much is the more natural chemistry of two people falling in love.

 

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Oct 262015
 

Thrust of Fate by Amy Crown
Release Date: August 10, 2015
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Pages: 32
Source: Book provided by the author for review
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A war rages on between vampires, werewolves, angels, and demons… Arial is now at the center of it all.

Shortly after learning of the existence of these supernatural beings, Arial discovers her fated role in bringing about peace between the factions.

That peace is contingent upon four possessive princes. All soon learn that there is much more at stake than the ancient war. As each man threatens to stake his claim to Arial as his true mate, will they tear her apart and can they keep her safe and protect her from threats that are close to home?

 

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