Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Good News Day!

Welcome to this week's good news...



A swag of good news this week, folks!!!



CONTESTS

Kylie Griffin's Vengeance Born is a best cover finalist in the Cover Cafe’s 2012 Alternate Reality category. Every year Cover Cafe picks the best romance covers and run a contest where readers can vote for their favourite cover in a number of categories. Voting has now started - click here to vote








Bec McMaster's Kiss of Steel made the Honorable Mentions List for the Cover Cafe's 2012 Alternate Reality section.

RT Magazine Best Book Cover of the Month for April 2013 was Allegiance Sworn by Kylie Griffin! Check out the link here. 











And continuing the RT Magazine Best Book Cover of the Month theme - Bec McMaster's Heart of Iron is short-listed for May 2013. You can vote here.










DARK SIDE TRIVIA - Gene Mollica is the artist who created the covers for Bec and Kylie's books!




BOOK COVERS & RELEASE DATES

Eden Summers received her new cover for Blind Attraction. It's out May 28th.

He can seduce with a single glance.
Peering down at a sea of fans, rock star, Mitchell Davies can’t deny the innocent beauty of a woman in the front row. He’ll stop at nothing to get to know her. When a public altercation leaves her weak and defenseless, he takes the opportunity to be her savior.
She’s been sheltered from the world.

Alana Shelton wants to spread her wings and experience life away from her restrictive upbringing. But she isn’t prepared for a gorgeous stranger to sweep her off her feet while at her most vulnerable.
Attraction will bring them together, but their pasts will try to tear them apart.

He wants to teach her how to trust, but she’ll show him how to love. In a glamorous world of rock-and-roll, only time will tell if they’re up for the challenge.



Lunar Exposure by Shona Husk is out on May 10th from Ellora's Cave.

Bounty hunter Callen wants to capture Noga—a terrorist—both for the money and for revenge. But catching a criminal on the sensual resort of Decadent Moon without giving in to all the destination’s sexual pleasures is harder than it seems.
Haliday is the darling of the media, a socialite known as much for her casual relationships as she is for her charitable donations. No one knows she hunts down criminals.
Lust and ambition clash, and Callen and Haliday will have to find a way to work together, despite the distraction of their passionate bond. To succeed they must trust each other, something neither Callen nor Haliday is willing to do.



Christina Phillips has a release date for her dark Regency romance, Bloodlust Denied - 7th June from Ellora's Cave.

Tired of the thin-blooded aristocrats in 1815 London, Alexius yearns for better sport. He is drawn to a dark-haired seductress who shows no fear and refuses to obey his commands. Entranced by such novelty, he denies his bloodlust and decides to keep her to warm his bed.
 Immortal vampire hunter Morana has never mistaken her prey before, but the dark stranger mesmerizes her, enticing her to forget everything but the dangerous pleasure she finds in his arms.
Neither one can deny the pull of the other, but there is something beyond the lust—a recognition neither can put a name to. The past and present collide and unless they discover the truth behind the lies, Death will triumph once more.
Inside Scoop: Silk makes much softer shackles than iron, but is just as binding as our lovers engage in light BDSM sport with spanking and mild submission in this risqué Regency story.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Link to book trailer.


Heart of Iron from Bec McMaster releases this week (May 7th) from Sourcebooks. This is the second in her London Steampunk series.

In Victorian London, if you’re not a blue blood of the Echelon then you’re nothing at all. The Great Houses rule the city with an iron fist, imposing their strict ‘blood taxes’ on the nation, and the Queen is merely a puppet on a string…
Lena Todd makes the perfect spy. Nobody suspects the flirtatious debutante could be a sympathizer for the humanist movement haunting London’s vicious blue blood elite. Not even the ruthless Will Carver, the one man she can’t twist around her little finger, and the one man whose kiss she can’t forget…
Stricken with the loupe and considered little more than a slave-without-a-collar to the blue bloods, Will wants nothing to do with the Echelon or the dangerous beauty who drives him to the very edge of control. But when he finds a coded letter on Lena—a code that matches one he saw on a fire-bombing suspect—he realizes she’s in trouble. To protect her, he must seduce the truth from her.
With the humanists looking to start a war with the Echelon, Lena and Will must race against time—and an automaton army—to stop the humanist plot before it’s too late. But as they fight to save a city on the brink of revolution, the greatest danger might just be to their hearts…



Momentum has released Dark Child: Episode 4, Adina West's fourth of five episodes in the Dark Child digital serialised novel. It was released 1 May.


Perfect for fans of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, this intriguing urban fantasy follows the story of Kat Chanter, who discovers that the world she knows is controlled by ancient creatures who feed on blood. And she might just be one of them...

Despite all the people surrounding them she still couldn’t help feeling Alek was . . . dangerous. There was so much pent-up savagery in him. She let out a shaky breath as his dark blue eyes caught hers and held.
Then his hands slid around her wrists, alive with energy, and she forgot to be afraid. It wasn’t just a touch, but a caress that left melting warmth in its wake.
She’d heard the words before, but not spoken like this. His voice was liquid honey, lingering where others like Miklós had hurried, and imbuing each word with textured layers of additional meaning, as what had been stock phrases took on erotic promise.
“Whatever you desire, you need only ask,” he added softly at the end, as he lifted her wrist and brushed it with his lips. When her breath caught, he gave a slow smile, displaying sharp white teeth.

Kat's unalil protectors are on high alert in their mountain stronghold. The remote location has delayed the Directorate finding Kat, but now an attack seems imminent.
Kat's finding her 24/7 guard frustrating, especially since Alek, most predatory of the unalil, seems determined to take his role as protector to the next level . . .




REVIEWS

Christina Phillips received a 5 star review from Areadersreviewblog for her Roman/Druid romance, Betrayed.
"Tacitus is a wonderful hero, masterful and passionate...The erotic scenes are beautifully executed and you could really sense the growing connection between the lovers, who, despite being sworn enemies were a perfect foil for each other. I feared that I, along with my Kindle, would spontaneously combust whilst reading it!
I recommend this novel to all lovers of erotic romance, especially those who like a historical theme and a strong heroine and a leading man who is the embodiment of male sexuality and virtue. I am looking forward to the next book in the series, Tainted."


Bec McMaster's Heart of Iron received a "wickedly sexy & intense" review from Fresh Fiction.
"HEART OF IRON by Bec McMaster is a fantastic addition to the London Steampunk Series. If you're a little hesitant to jump into the fantasy of steampunk, don't be. It's an amazingly rich genre and Bec McMaster delivers not only an amazing world but amazing characters with depth, passion, and loads of sex appeal."
Full review here.






Christina Ashcroft received a 4 Ribbon Rating for Archangel of Mercy from Romance Junkies.
"A steamy paranormal romance, Archangel of Mercy is sure to be a hit! With two compelling characters from two different worlds, it was interesting to see how they interpreted one another's actions and thoughts.  If you enjoy sizzling hot love scenes mixed with paranormal aspects, you won't want to miss this one!"







Flesh by Kylie Scott has received a 4 star review from Book Chick City.
Flesh is a really great start to a new series. I love how the author combines erotic romance and zombie killing action. It makes for a very exciting read full of tension. If you enjoy erotic romance but are put off by the fact it’s set in a zombie-apocalyptic world, don’t be. Flesh is a really fun read, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
Full review here.






OTHER

Bec McMaster began her Heart of Iron blog tour last week.

2nd May - "How to Create the Perfect Hero" at Fresh Fiction.
3rd May - "Interesting historical facts for research for London steampunk" at Delighted Reader.

This week:
7th May - Romancing the Darkside
8th May - Launch party at Casabanca Authors
10th May - Interview at Book Lovin' Mamas
10th May - Spring Carnival with Paranormal Haven


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