Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Good News Day!

Welcome to this week's good news...






BOOK COVERS & RELEASE DATES

Kim Cleary's Path Unchosen was published on September 8th for Kindle. The POD version will be available in a few weeks. It's the first in an urban fantasy series.
When eighteen-year-old Judy Hudson discovers she’s a necromancer and sees first-hand the pain her powers can cause the dead, she just wants to deny who she is. The zombie plague is long over. She wants to find a more normal life, but that's a challenge when a beautiful otherworldly man, who claims to be her guardian, saves her life.
Judy tries to set right the harm she inflicted on a spirit she raised, but new zombies attack—zombies raised from among the long-time dead. Someone else just like her is out there, and he's not trying to set anything right. To save her own life, and protect the innocent inhabitants of the nearby town who’ve become her friends, Judy has to figure out who’s raising the dead and why. She must also learn to control the darkness inside her—a seductive darkness that promises her power beyond her wildest dreams.


A Bar In Paris from Beachwalk Press is Imogene Nix's 18th November, 2013 release.

Ever considered a naughty weekend?  A "Hook-Up" with no strings? What does a woman do when she's turning thirty? She takes a sexy weekend trip to Paris looking for commitment-free sex. Or, that's what Davina Chalmers does, anyway.Enter Johnathon a tall charming Englishman. How can she possibly resist his charm and that dimple?
But what starts out as a lark quickly becomes so much more. How does one weekend become a lifetime? And how does a lie of omission bring everything into jeopardy?


A Stranger's Embrace, the sequel to Blame The Wine, by Imogene Nix will come out on January 17th, 2014 from Total-E-Bound. 

Jane has been living a lie, with her daughter Frannie while on the run from her abusive husband.
Davis Formosa, world famous science fiction author has been intrigued by the quiet and unassuming waitress at the diner he has taken to frequenting.
But Cupid in the guise of Jake has his work cut out helping these two to find their happy ending, especially in the face of increasing danger.



REVIEWS

Publishers Weekly has reviewed My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster.
"The third trip to McMaster’s vampiric steampunk world (after Kiss of Steel and Heart of Iron) is rich, dramatic, romantic, and dangerous. ... Sensuous memories and unfulfilled desires help build tension between the leads, and fans will enjoy the expansion of McMaster’s detailed setting."
Full review here.

It also received a 5 star review from Tome Tender.
"Bec McMaster weaves a fabulous tale, with each twist and turn you get pulled deeper into her storytelling web. The characters are genuine with detailed backgrounds that envelop you into their plights. Insurmountable odds, an epic romance, facing the ultimate sacrifice, McMaster's writing genius brilliantly shines through."
Full review here.


Christina Phillips received a 4 star review from Romantic Times BOOK Reviews for Bloodlust Denied:
"Phillips takes on a tricky trope in this steamy paranormal novella but navigates it with skill, keeping her characters and readers in the dark for as long as possible and captivating them with the heady sensuality and visceral desire of each scene. The dangerous, addictive passion that singes the main characters is all-encompassing and surprisingly revealing."

Full review can be read here.

Christina Phillips has received a Thumbs-Up Thursday and 5 star review for Tainted from Love, Lust & Lipstick Stains:
"What starts out as an extremely erotic, yet thoroughly sensual and beautiful relationship between Gawain and Antonia, soon turns into what I could quite easily class as epic love. It's the kind of story where everyone is against them and you can't see how they could possibly be together yet you yearn for it so much your heart aches. They come together very quickly but the chemistry is so intense and Antonia's reasonings so logical that is doesn't seem rushed and it's easy to see why they fall for each other. Both are strong characters in their own way, balancing out one another and both are able to laugh and love generously."
Full review can be read here.





OTHER

The first 3 novellas in The Protectors series - Diplomat's Daughter, The Scientist & The Actress - by Carolyn Wren are being combined and released by Secret Cravings Publishing as a print anthology.

THE PROTECTORS ANTHOLOGY
Diplomat's Daughter
Jared Knight – Cool, calm, dangerous.  Five years ago Jared saw Cecelia Benedict in a crowded ballroom in Monaco and vowed to keep his dangerous world away from hers.
Now she is threatened by a stalker and he can stay away no longer.

The Scientist
Simon Winters - thrill seeker, danger magnet.  After an adrenaline filled desert assignment, Simon asks for a quieter mission, preferably involving a beautiful woman and a fast car.
Scientist Dr. Elizabeth Barrett needs protection after an attempt on her life.  Now she has to contend with a charismatic, cheeky bodyguard living in her house, driving her crazy.

The Actress
Bryce Black - The technical wizard of the agency.  Bryce is offered an assignment to protect a fortune of diamonds featured in the finale of a top rating television show.
He finds himself falling for the lead actress, Katrina Abbott.  Neither of them realizes an obsessed fan doesn’t want the show to end.


The Hostage (Bk#4 in The Protectors series & 2012 Emerald Category Award winner) by Carolyn Wren is now available in print. The Undercover Agent (Bk#6 in The Protectors series), is also now available as a e-book.  This too will go to print in a couple of months time.

The Undercover Agent
Two covert operatives, adversaries, forced to unite to prevent a heinous crime...
Lucien St John, has been deep-undercover for two years working to expose corrupt businessman, Karl Chekno. Playing a role long-term has consequences. Lucien is prepared to do anything for the mission, including sacrificing his real identity. With success almost in his grasp, he must produce a fictitious fiancé, or jeopardize his cover.
Jade Walker, ex-covert operative, is re-enlisted to act as the demure future bride of the one man in the agency she detests. A week spent living together at Karl’s country estate, could it get any worse?
Unfortunately, yes. Discovering their suite is under audio/video surveillance, the agents must give an award-winning performance in and out of the bedroom.
Jade attracts Karl’s personal interest, putting her in danger. With suspicions aroused, events turn sinister. Refusing to fail, Lucien and Jade risk everything, including their lives…


The Hostage
A covert operative so secretive, she’s known only as Omega…
Kidnapped, held in chains, beaten and without hope. Wealthy businessman James ‘North’ Northam believes he’s a dead man. Until a daring rescue by a woman who disappears before he can thank her.
North is compelled by a powerful need to track down his mysterious saviour. The truth he discovers about her is both surprising and intriguing. Omega has always kept her covert identity separate from her real life. Until James Northam invades her world, and her privacy.
This determined, impossibly distracting man is getting under her skin. Her plan is to deny everything until he gives up and goes home. The plan doesn't seem to be working. And so begins a battle of wits between two very strong willed people. Neither of them realise someone else from Omega’s past has tracked her down, for much more sinister reasons.



Astrid Cooper's latest release (m/m paranormal romance) is Love at First Lick (Bk#7 in the Monsters "inK" series), debuted (and remained) at no. 4 in the publisher's best-seller list. Her other Monsters back titles also featured as best-sellers, too.

When a cat invades a vampire’s kitchen, there’s bound to be hubble, bubble, boil and trouble. 
Zefran is a witch-vampire, a duality of blood that dangerously complicates his life. He’s hired as the Monsters inK chef—on one condition that in exchange for his work, he is granted sanctuary. Zef believes that it will protect him from all trouble. How wrong can a guy be?
Trouble enters his life in the form of the snow leopard shifter, Shandor, whose sexy smile and emerald eyes are firmly set on Zef. The damn cat won’t take no for an answer and Zef and Shan play a game of catch me if you can. More than whiskers twitch in the game of chasey between the two men. But just when Zef thinks he can trust a cat, Shan discovers the truth about Zef and that sets the cat among the vampires…



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