Monday, August 3, 2020

Meryn Monday – Bewitched & Bewildered – Alanea Alder



Bewitched & Bewildered Series

Author Alanea Alder

Amazon



She’s been Bewitched and he’s Bewildered…

 

When the topic of grandchildren comes up during a weekly sewing circle the matriarchs of the founding families seek out the witch Elder to scry to see if their sons have mates. They are shocked to discover that many of their son’s mates are out in the world and are human!


Fearing that their future daughter in laws will end up dead before being claimed and providing them with grandchildren to spoil, they convince their own mates that something must be done. After gathering all of the warriors together in a fake award ceremony the witch Elder casts a spell to pull the warrior’s mates to them, whether they want it or not.

 

Each book will revolve around a unit warrior member finding their destined mate and the challenges and dangers they face in trying to uncover the reason why ferals are working together for the first time in their history to kill off members of the paranormal community. Their story builds on the next as each couple finds their HEA (happily ever after). Each book can be considered stand alone, however, Alanea strongly recommends reading them in order to enjoy the story in it’s entirety.

 

The hilarity begins with book 1, My Commander.




Alanea Alder started writing at a very young age, some of her first scribblings are treasured in a keepsake box and written in green marker.  She started when she was still in grade school and continued on through college.

A Jack of All Trades, Alanea loves to read. Her bookcase is an eclectic mess ranging from Japanese Kanji flashcards to a Microbiology study guide. Her fiction section is just as varied from the whimsical Louisa May Alcott to the steamy scenes of Laurel K Hamilton. Above all else and before she was a writer, she will always be an avid reader.

She absolutely loves to hear from her readers so don’t hesitate to reach out via the contact form or on Facebook.

Her promise to her readers “If you keep reading, I’ll keep writing!”

Author’s Website:  https://alaneaalder.com/
Author’s Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/authoralaneaalder/
Author’s Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/alaneaalder/
Author’s Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Alanea-Alder/e/B00D80G86O
Author’s Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7076304.Alanea_Alder
Author’s BookBub:  https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alanea-alder

 

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Book Tour – Shifter Kings L.A. – Holly Gunn




Eagle

Shifter Kings L.A. Book 1

by Holly Gunn

Genre: Paranormal Romance



He’s prideful, rich, and next in line to be king of the eagles.
She’s an eensy bit prejudiced, and a lot rock and roll.
What these two City of Angels’ supernaturals are about to discover is that there is so much more to a person than what meets the eye.

Eagle Fitzwilliam Ambustus is controlled, precise, and direct. He doesn’t have the time nor the emotional wherewithal to be anything other than who he is. Others think him cold and unfeeling, but that’s just the surface. Beneath his suits, he is so much more.

Elizabeth Argueta is a free spirit. She’s a rock and roll, go-with-my-flow drummer on a mission to live life to the beat of her own drum. And most importantly, she’s got a view of the world that sets her firmly apart from the rich and the clingy of the L.A. scene.

When these two meet, it might be sparks-at-first-sight, but they’ll have to get over their pride and their prejudice to not only overcome those trying to keep them apart but also to understand and come to love each other ... just as they are.

Note: The first book in the Shifter Kings L.A. series is short, sassy, sexy, shift-tastic, and a whole lot of rock and roll … with a little Pride and Prejudice thrown in.

 

Goodreads * Amazon



Official published review:

This witch knows what she wants

This book begins with a meeting of the eyes and from there the fates dig in their threads and direct the characters to the ending they hope to achieve. This author is quickly becoming one of my one-click authors. Each of her books is full of excitement, adventure, danger and so much emotion that you feel like you are part of the story. The author has this ability to create a story and a world where we would all love to visit and then sends us on an amazing adventure that leaves us fulfilled from the HEA and yet wanting to read more to see what happens with the rest of the kings. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

5 stars

A GR BB

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1IIL0KLJOFYM2



Grizz

Shifter Kings L.A. Book 2

by Holly Gunn

Genre: Paranormal Romance 



A grizzly who’s out to find a perfect queen.
A shy tabloid writer with a dark secret.
Throw in a meddling ghost, a town full of bear shifters, and a vacation in a gothic mansion and what could go wrong?

Grizzwold Rochester Ambustus is a rock god (or on his way to becoming one)—and the future king of the Grizzly tribe. He’s also world-weary and determined to find a queen who is as angelic and pure as can be.

Esly Ryan is a witch—she’s just not a good one. Good thing this shy bookworm has a day job that keeps her in shifter romances and puts a roof over her head. While Esly may spend her days spinning tales of happily ever after, her own HEA doesn’t seem to be in the cards.

She’s got a secret.

One so dark that, when she finally meets the king she’s waited her whole life for, it might remind him that she’s not the angel he seeks. She’s the madness he despises.

Note: The second book in the Shifter Kings L.A. series is not short, but it is sweet, sassy, sexy, shift-tastic, and a whole lot of Rock ‘n’ Roll … with a little Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester thrown in.

 

Goodreads * Amazon



Official published review:

Breaking apart to become whole

This has to be my favorite book of the series so far. I love how the author split these characters and when everything seemed to be against them they found their way back together. The author was so perfectly able to mesh the past with the present smoothing the way for the future. These two lost souls who had their childhoods ripped apart find their way back to each other against all odds. Be prepared with a fresh box of tissues when you read this book as there will be tears. Tears of sadness, of joy, of commiseration, and tears of remembrance. I can’t imagine how the author will top this story, but I can’t wait to read the next book and find out.

5 stars

A GR BB

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1UYDM1OP38ICM



Heavy

Shifter Kings L.A. Book 3

by Holly Gunn

Genre: Paranormal Romance



He’d give up his kingdom for her.
She’s been in love with him since he first held her hand.
But fate has always kept them apart … until now.

Henrietta Richland dropped everything to chase her dreams of being the new guitarist for Shyfter. But just like in real life, outside of her music, she’s running blind. She’s also running toward the only person she’s ever loved.

Heavy Allen would have given up everything for Henry. She wouldn’t let him. And now, ten years later, she’s back in his life, digging her lioness claws into his heart once more. He hasn’t spent one minute looking for his queen, and with twenty-one days to go … he has to wonder, does that mean something?

Full of angst, this beauty and beast are about to get a dose of reality–and it will be everything glorious.

Note: The third book in the Shifter Kings L.A. series is short, sweet, sexy, shift-tastic, and a whole lot of Rock ‘n’ Roll … with a giant beast and a sassy beauty for your reading pleasure. 

 

Goodreads * Amazon



Official published review:

See the rainbow

This is a romance book to remember. The author really captured the soul deep pain Henry and Heavy feel because of one missing mark. I love that she brought in so many new layers to the overall storyline and that all the characters are back together again. This is a book I have been long awaiting and I was not disappointed when I couldn’t put it down until the very end. With each new book in the series, I think I have found my favorite, but this one might just be it. The pages are filled with an emotional edginess that brought tears to my eyes more than once. I don’t know what is going to happen next with the shifter kings and I can’t wait to find out.

5 stars

A GR

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1H0NGR3G7MXGV




About the Author

I'm the proud momma to a golden retriever named Charlie, two tortoises named Jake and John, a frog named Toad, and a gopher snake. The latter is my girl, Holly Jr. There's also the fact that I'm a thunderstorm-loving, front porch-sitting, hot cocoa-drinking, beauty product-hoarding, self-proclaimed environmentalist who just happens to write erotic romance. Saddle up, sweetheart. I've got a slew of shifters, bad boys, dirty men, and smart, sexy babes to get you started!

 

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Giveaway

Amazon gift card - 2 for $5 each

 

Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!



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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Book Birthday – Wolf Shield – C.D. Gorri




Wolf Shield (Guardians of Chaos book 1)

Published to Amazon on August 1, 2020

Author C.D. Gorri

Amazon



Hudson Stormwolfe is a Wolf Shifter and a Guardian of Chaos. Fergie McAndrews is a typical normal with an atypical obsession for shoes. Tossed into a fight between supernaturals, the human woman is about to get got unless he steps in. Her voice, her scent, her smile, all call to his inner Wolf. Ready or not, this Guardian has found his fated mate, but can he save the fiery redhead from harm and convince her that she belongs to him?



Official published review:

Don’t be late to the party
What an amazing story! The author kept it high energy and fast paced with an intensity that kept me riveted to the book until the wee hours of the morning. I really enjoyed the personalities of each character and there is so much room for growth and new books. The author seems to have left us little easter eggs with clues about what may be coming next, but you will have to read the book yourself to see if you can find them. I can’t decide which character I want to read about next, but I’m sure the next book will be one I won’t want to miss.

5 stars

A GR BB BN

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3395594849




Hello!
I'm C.D. Gorri, Steamy Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy YA Bestselling Author, and Creator of the Grazi Kelly Universe.

I've always been an avid reader, and I have a profound love for books and literature. When I'm not writing or taking care of my family I can usually be found with a book or tablet in my hand. I live in my home state of New Jersey with my husband, our children, and our dogs, Dash and Chewie.

I'm a busy mom of three and finding time for leisurely reading was never easy, so I write stories that are fast-paced, yet detailed with satisfying conclusions. If I thought making time to read was difficult, I was in for a huge surprise when I started writing, but now that I started, I can't picture myself doing anything else! I love writing powerful women and strong heroes who face relatable problems in supernatural settings! I plan on increasing the GK Universe with each and every story I publish. You can follow me on social media to keep up to date on all my new releases and events!

Want to know how it all began? Enter the Grazi Kelly Universe with Wolf Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #1 or how about a little PNR with the Macconwood Pack? Pick up Charley's Christmas Wolf! I have series for young adult and young at heart audiences who enjoy paranormal fiction, and I also have paranormal romance books available now! If you like sassy heroines and sexy heroes then you might want to try my PNR books! Thanks for dropping by and happy reading!

del mare alla stella,
C.D. Gorri
*Bestselling Author

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Book Birthday – Dragon Wanted – Michelle Ziegler




Dragon Wanted:  A Dragon Shifter Fated Mates Novel (Space Dragons Seek Mates book 3)

Published to Amazon on July 30, 2020

Author Michelle Ziegler

Amazon



Do bad things always come in three?

First, a sinfully hot guy asks for her help. All Aisha needed to do was find an antidote, and she failed. Then, the grant she needed was denied.

Now her walking fantasy is back, but he doesn't want or need anything, except her. Little curvy, doesn't-fit-in, geeky her.

How does she say no when her soul wants him, but her head is torn between promises made and her heart?

She doesn't know, and she isn't sure what she'd risk to find out.

The next book in the Space Dragons Seek Mates series. Deo's story.  



Official published review:

Out of the lab and into the air

Deo is certainly the dragon for Aisha. He is sweet and gentle, but one hundred percent rough and gruff alpha male when the need arises. I loved the absurdity of the beginning and the way Aisha had to look beyond her scientific mind. The author brought back all of our favorite characters and introduced a few new ones while continuing the intensity and danger from the previous books. Now I don’t just want to know about the sister and if she finds her HEA, but I want to know what happens with the teacher. I know we just got this book, but I already can’t wait for the next one.

5 stars

A GR BB

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3361478626




Michelle Ziegler's story are an escape from the everyday. If you enjoy sassy heroines and the strong men who put up with them, dive in! She might be a little - or a lot of sass as well, because life is too short to be serious.

She grew up in Chicago and later moved to Colorado. She now raises chickens, children, dogs, and a husband. If you enjoy stories about chickens, you won't find much in her books, but she does share them on social media. You are likely too see more chicken pictures than kid pictures ... don't tell the kids.

You can find her buried in a book or escaping into her own writing these days!

 

Author’s Website:  http://michellezieglerauthor.com/

Author’s Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MichelleZieglerAuthor/

Author’s Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mziegler_writer/

Author’s Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Michelle-Ziegler/e/B00HOV0AYY

Author’s Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7401551.Michelle_Ziegler

Author’s BookBub:  https://www.bookbub.com/authors/michelle-ziegler

 

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Book Birthday – The Alpha’s Virgin Prize – Sam Crescent & Stacey Espino




The Alpha’s Virgin Prize (Mated for Life book 1)

Published to Amazon on July 28, 2020

Author Sam Crescent & Stacey Espino

Amazon



Bethany's used to being invisible to men ... until Caleb walks into her diner.

He's nothing like the other woodsmen in their small town—he's solid muscle and has an intensity in his eyes that takes her breath away. And for some reason he believes they're meant for each other. Who is she to complain?

Caleb nearly gave up on the mating call. After turning forty without a mate, Bethany's scent takes him by surprise. Now he has to convince a human to believe in werewolves while battling an encroaching bear sleuth with his pack. First he has to brush up on human dating customs, which isn't easy for a man who's spent most of his life as a wolf.

Once Caleb claims his woman, the other men in his pack are free to find their own mates. It sounds simple enough, but convincing the curvy waitress he wants her for more than one night proves more difficult than he expected.



Official published review:

May we never part

Such an amazing series starter by two of my favorite authors. I love how they made their characters so real, with insecurities and mistakes. Caleb might be the alphas alpha, but that doesn’t mean he is prepared for the dating world. It was fun watching these two navigate the getting to know you waters, all while dealing with the danger only a rouge presents. I enjoyed the way the pack dynamics changed throughout the book and I really can’t wait to see what these crazy wolves and bears get up to next. With this writing duo you just know it’s going to be smoking.

5 stars

A GR BN KB

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R77T5IPGGSU0T




Sam Crescent is a USA Today Bestselling author who is obsessed with romance in all forms. She writes about real women with real problems, with the occasional day dream mixed in.

She resides in the UK, and loves creating new exciting characters that take her on a journey she never expected, after all, she's on a journey she only ever imagined in her wildest fantasies.

When she's not causing chaos in a word document, or arguing with a character (they live inside her head), she can be found causing just as much destruction in her kitchen! She totally needs a personal cleaner.

She writes with two amazing authors, Jenika Snow and Stacey Espino.

 

Author’s Website:  https://samcrescent.com/

Author’s Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Sam-Crescent-395370360612256

Author’s Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/authorsamcrescent

Author’s Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Sam-Crescent/e/B009BB6T68

Author’s Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4879423.Sam_Crescent

Author’s BookBub:  https://www.bookbub.com/authors/sam-crescent




Stacey Espino is an international bestselling author, residing in beautiful northern Canada. She loves writing erotic romance that will have you squirming in your seat. From hardcore cowboys to alpha shifters, and everything in between, she has you covered.

 

Author’s Website:  http://www.staceyespino.com/

Author’s Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/authorstaceyespino

Author’s Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/authorstaceyespino/

Author’s Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Stacey-Espino/e/B003IV3G1S

Author’s Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3402520.Stacey_Espino

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Fan Friday – Love Spell – Kristen Strassel




And just like that we are at the end of the month and another end of the week.  For this week’s Fan Friday, we have a book all about love, and dragons, and witches who don’t know/believe what they are, oh and that meddling grandmother who really only wants what is best for everyone.  This was such a good book and the perfect beginning to a series.  I really enjoyed the author’s take on dragons and the way these shifters can’t shift.  The deeper we went into the book, the more the questions are answered and the more mystery that we found.  This is a book that you are going to want to come back to time and again, so be prepared when you add it to your to be read list.

 

I hope you take the time to read this little beauty over the weekend, it is sure to really make the time fly.

 

Happy Reading

Sydney



Love Spell (Smoky Mountain Dragons book 1)

Published to Amazon on April 20, 2019

Author Kristen Strassel

Amazon


My grandmother promised me to a hot, cursed dragon who happens to be her mortal enemy.
Why does she want me to spend the rest of my life with a man she calls ‘lizard breath’?
She’s an enchantress and she cast a love spell over Tyson Drake fifty years ago. It failed pretty spectacularly, and he’s been trapped in his human form ever since. But she's convinced I can change things. That the magic she’s been teaching me about is enough to make the spell come true.
Now Tyson’s willing to give Gran’s magic one more try and take a chance on me.
I can’t stop thinking about him, but will becoming Tyson’s mate be enough to make him finally shift into his dragon form, or will my magic be the death of him?



Official published review:

The love of a good man, umm dragon, wait.....mate

Such a great story! These dragons are new, okay so really, they are very old, come with a ton of baggage, and are desperately craving the love of their mate. Basically, everything we look for in a good book. The author did not let us down, the story is engaging and will keep you interested until the very last page. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

4 stars

A GR BB

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2USF4QICCGMNQ




Kristen Strassel writes heroes you want to spend the night with. Spend the night reading...what did you think she meant? She started reading paranormal and romance when her mom realized the spookier and spicier the book, the more likely she was to devour it. Now she creates the characters and worlds she always wanted to read about.


Kristen also works as a makeup artist for film and television and hopes to someday be on the set of her own movie. She lives outside Boston but her suitcase is always ready for her next adventure.

 

Author’s Website:  https://kristenstrassel.com/

Author’s Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KristenStrasselAuthor/

Author’s Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/kristenstrassel/

Author’s Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Kristen-Strassel/e/B00GFY14O6

Author’s Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7267647.Kristen_Strassel

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Book Birthday – Dealer’s Choice – Susan Hayes




Dealer’s Choice (The Drift book 10)

Published to Amazon on July 28, 2020

Author Susan Hayes

Amazon



New game. New rules. One choice.

One bad decision plunged cyborg batch-brothers Victor and Ward into a nightmare they barely survived. Now, they're reclaiming their lives and trying to move forward, but it's a battle they can't win alone. Helping them let go of the past is a beautiful doctor with a soft heart and hard rules about never getting involved with her patients.

Dr. Xori Virness is everything an unmated Pheran female isn't supposed to be - independent, determined, and light years away from her home and family. Her life was just the way she wanted it. Then, two dark and dangerous men with battle-scarred psyches flew into her orbit, laying waste to her plans and tempting her to break her own rules.

When old enemies return with a new target, the brothers will have to make a choice. Surrender to the past, or fight for their future.



Official published review:

Drifting together

What an exciting story! It gave me all of those feel good vibes, umm two gorgeous cyborgs, yum, falling all over themselves for that one special lady. Need I say more? I love that the author kept me right on the edge of my seat with the professional conflict, the bad guys who always try to ruin everything, and the family strength factor. This book is a fantastic addition to the Drift series and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

5 stars

A GR BB BN KB

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R4M6QY2KFB8G




Award-winning* author Susan Hayes lives out on the Canadian west coast surrounded by open water, dear family, and good friends. She's jumped out of perfectly good airplanes on purpose and accidentally swum with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef.

If the world ends, she plans to survive as the spunky, comedic sidekick to the heroes of the new world, because she's too damned short and out of shape to make it on her own for long.

To contact her about her books or to arrange end of the world team-ups, you can email her at susan@susanhayes.ca

If you'd prefer to stalk her from afar, you can sign up for her newsletter http://susanhayes.ca/susans-newsletter/

*** Winner of the Passionate Plume Award 2018 - Speculative Romance ***

***Winner of the Passionate Plume Award 2019 - Science Fiction, Historical or Time Travel***
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Author’s Website:  https://susanhayes.ca/
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