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Sunday, 10 December 2017

"...I’m here because I need to be..." #SexySnippets from Blood Secrets

It's Sunday so it's time for a Sexy Snippet. Today's 7 sentences are taken from  Blood Secrets (Blood Series: Book Two). 

This snippet carries on from last weeks, which you can read here.

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Italy was hot even in October—the first thing I had noticed once I’d landed, but it hadn’t bothered me until this very moment. Right now, it felt like a fire had been lit under my skin, the sensation not helped by the sharp pinch of my Wolf digging his claws in my gut or the
insane urge I suddenly had to bite the graceful curve of her nape, to mark her. An urge that had my stomach in knots, and although part of me knew I needed to step back, I couldn’t move, couldn’t stop touching her.
She’s here. She’s fine. Everything is fine. Get your shit together already.
“I told you it wasn’t time for me to leave you.”
She rolled her eyes. “Yeah, well, I wouldn’t trust everything my grandmother says. Not anymore.”
“Hey?” I cupped her cheek. “I’m not here simply because Sofia wanted me to be. I’m here because I need to be, and because I want to be."
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Blood Secrets

Blood Series: Book Two


When your life is messed up to begin with, how much worse can it really get?

Heather Ryan's life has never been simple. The latest in a long line of descendants who have made it their mission to hunt down and slay the Ancient Vampire, Marko Pavel, she is also the first born Infected. Up until recently, the biggest downside to living with the Vampyrric Virus was simply that she craved blood, but after receiving a DVD from her deceased Grandmother Sofia and being kidnapped with friend and so called guardian Werewolf, Brendan Daniels, she quickly discovers that she is also the inspiration behind the Vampires’ attempt to create a whole new breed of super monsters—Hybrids.

The truth comes at a cost, but how much does one have to sacrifice to gain success?

Following the breadcrumbs left by her psychic Grandmother, Heather and Brendan find themselves in new territory. Venice is where Heather hopes to find Marie, the second Bloodling of Marko, along with Brendan's three taken Pack members. But an old Peace Pact between the Italian Pack and the Colony means they are left hunting blind, and due to the Italian Alpha's reluctance to believe their story of kidnap and experimentation on Loup-Garous, time is running out. So when help comes from an unlikely source, they have no choice but to accept.

All families have secrets, but blood can't lie.

Caught up in an intricate and complicated scheme spun by the one she trusts the most and the friend of her enemy, Heather soon discovers that she is the pawn in a plan she would never have been able to conceive. But how many of her new allies were in on the game, to begin with?

This title contains explicit language, violence, and some scenes of a sexual nature.

Length: 127,000 words | Content: Urban Fantasy| Publisher: Elizabeth Morgan

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Blood Secrets is also available in print from Amazon and Barnes&Noble.

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Friday, 8 December 2017

HUGE Christmas Giveaway; 25 Days of Box Sets for you!

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Hi folks, welcome to December and the official Christmas countdown! This festive season we bring to you a brand new urban fantasy novel from British author Catherine Green. You can download it for free during our 25 Days of Box Sets giveaway promotion, and it will be widely available to buy in 2018.

Return of the Vampire Hunter
by Catherine Green

Just your average Cheshire housewife – who used to hunt vampires!

Hannah Oakley used to be a vampire hunter. She retired from active service when she fell in love with the female vampire she was hunting, but old wounds refuse to heal. She and the vampire fought almost to the death at the time, and now it seems that the vampire has tracked her down. Hannah must return to work, grudgingly accepting help from a new hunting partner, and she is determined that this time she will finish the job. But can she ignore the old lust for her vampire lover? Is the mother able to be a vampire hunter one more time? And will her marriage survive the ordeal?

Now, because we are fast approaching Christmas, and we are full of festive cheer, you may download Return of the Vampire Hunter for FREE, as part of the 25 Days of Box Sets Giveaway courtesy of New Adult Noir(e). You can find it inside the Mages and Mavericks urban fantasy box set.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Thirsty Thursday

Discussion Opportunity

What genre would you like to see more of; what creatures etc?
This can be in general or what you would like to see me write about.

What type of stories do you enjoy? What's your favourite genre? What books would you like to see made in to TV series or films... or which ones weren't you happy about?

Yet again, doesn't have to be to do with myself or my books. This is just an opportunity to discuss books and why we love them so much.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

RBTL Tours: Blood's Song by Tempeste O'Riley

Title: Blood’s Song
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Series: House Millar books, #1
Genre: LGBTQ Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vampires, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult / New Adult
Publisher: Encompass Ink, Teen
Release Date: Nov, 24th, 2017
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print


Even in darkness, love lights the way.

Anya awakens alone and afraid in a new world soaked with blood and terror. The only things she knows for certain are her name and that humans are precious.

Unwilling to give in to her hungers, she sets her feet upon a path of discovery, searching for clues to her forgotten past. Along the way she runs headlong into the unimaginable world of the undead and the waiting arms of Nicholas, a fearless nocturnal defender searching for his love, lost in eternity.

Into their midst stumbles Declán, a young, natural born vampire hunter and Guardian whose passion for Anya is only matched by his draw to Nicholas. His arrival could mark the end of their tale, or with the gift of Anya's blood kiss, it might bring about the beginning of a new chapter for them all.

Fate has a wicked sense of sensibility…

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“So, you want to live among the humans, not just near them? That’s different.” The curiosity burning in his eyes was piercing though he kept his voice controlled.
“Yes. They are fascinating, and I don’t want to hide in the house all the time, so I figured I should learn how they interact. As I said, Star thinks me crazy for choosing high school to start, but since I am forever sixteen or so, I thought it would be a logical place to begin.”
“Well, I can understand both sides of this one and frankly, I’m not sure how you’re able to manage so close to them on a daily basis.” As his eyes widened, his voice thinned. “Isn’t the temptation dreadful?”
“No, not really,” I explained. “Their scent is delicious, but I honestly don’t see them as food. They are people, fascinating, thriving, bizarre beings, and I want to live in their world. When Star told me I lived by drinking blood, I was revolted. I could not conceive of killing a human even before I knew one. Star says others of our kind won’t approve of me because of this.
“Besides, I wear a token in plain sight to remind me of my vow if the temptation begins to get to me.” I held up my right hand so he could see the titanium ring I wore–the inscription said ‘Harm None, Love All’ in both Gaeilge–Irish–and English. Star had given it to me my first day of school.
“You wear a ring to remind you to not harm humans?” His eyebrows shot up as he bent over and examined the ring on my thumb. “And that works?”
“Well, it’s just something to keep the thought in the foremost part of my mind. It does not stop me–just reminds me why I am doing this. So far, so good.” I smiled, trying to stifle a laugh.
“Huh, you have the most bizarre life now, don’t you?”
“Eh, better this than living as a murderer, yes, boyo?” I hoped he was not offended by my wording.
“True, true...” he trailed off, his eyes unfocused.
“Not to change the subject, but do you mind if I ask you a little about me?”
“Huh?” Nicholas said as he struggled to pull himself out of some train of thought. “Oh, um, sure. What do you wish to know?”
“Well, not a lot. Obviously, I’m not the same person, but I would like to know what happened. How I ended up alone, with no memory. Do you know?”
Nicholas gestured to a natural stone formation that made a lovely bench area and motioned for me to sit with him.
“I don’t know how an immortal can have their memory erased. I do know why you left us, though.” The sadness in his eyes made him seem ancient all of a sudden. It also made me wish I could soothe him somehow, not that I knew how yet.
“You weren’t technically part of our family, you maintained a separate home. We were best friends, but as I stated earlier, you didn’t discuss who made you. After many years, you decided to seek out your creator. You never returned. I feared something terrible had happened, but I was never able to find out anything.” Nicholas reached out and clasped my hands in his strong ones.
“Anya, you have been missing for nearly three decades! We were friends for thirty years before that, and you were not wholly new to this life when we met.”
He looked as if he would cry, though in the end, he didn’t. My heart ached for him and for the person I had been to him.
“Thirty years?” I couldn’t wrap my head around the concept. What had I been doing for all that time? Why could I not remember? A growl slipped through my teeth.

 Author Information

Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud pansexual genderfluid whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what they couldn’t—defy the hate and come out. He has been their hero ever since.

Tempe is a hopeless romantic who loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, they has done many things in their life, yet writing has always drawn them back—no matter what else life has thrown their way. They counts her friends, family, and Muse as their greatest blessings in life. They lives in Wisconsin with their children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.

Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®WisRWA, FFPRWA, and Rainbow Romance Writers. Tempe’s preferred pronouns are they/them/their/theirs/themselves. To learn more about Tempeste and their writing, visithttp://tempesteoriley.com.

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Twitter @TempesteO

Other Works by Tempeste O’Riley
Desires Entwined Series
Simple Desires (in the Grand Adventures Anthology)
Bound by Desire Book 1.75 (Novella)
Desires’ Pride Book 2.5 (Novella)
Truth in Lace Book 3.5 (Novella)

Chain of Fate Series

House Millar Series

Standalone Titles
Grand Adventures Anthology (Simple Desires)


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