Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dark and Damaged: Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance Boxed Set only .99!

Dark and Damaged: Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance Boxed Set is now available worldwide for a special introductory price of only $0.99!

This ebook boxed set features all-new, never-before-published hot paranormal romances by eight New York Times and USA Today best-selling romance authors. Tortured alpha-male bad boys will ignite your darkest, most secret desires in these stories about vampires, shifters, dragons, fallen angels, werewolves, demons, psychic warriors and ghosts.

Here’s more about this fantastic eight book boxed set, including an excerpt from one of the stories.

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Dark and Dangerous
Dark and Damaged: Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance By Jennifer Ashley, Caris Roane, Erin Kellison, Felicity Heaton, Erin Quinn, Laurie London, Bonnie Vanak and Colleen Gleason

LION EYES by Jennifer Ashley
Bree has just decided to give up trying to be a Shifter groupie when a lion Shifter slams into her truck and tells her to drive. Seamus is on the run from hunters, other Shifters, and who knows who else. All Bree knows is that he’s compelling, needs her help, and most intriguing of all, wears no Collar...

BLOOD FLAME by Caris Roane
Vampire Officer Connor of the Crescent Border Patrol tries to suppress his desire for the powerful witch, Iris Meldeere. Because the woman possesses the ability to kill him with the tips of her fingers, how can he possibly fall in love with her? When a double homicide throws them together, he soon finds his deepest fantasies fulfilled as Iris succumbs to his seductions. But as they battle together to stay alive, and love begins to consume them both, will the witch be able to forgive the dark secrets of his past …

HER SINFUL ANGEL by Felicity Heaton
Cast out of Heaven and now the king of Hell, Lucifer is a powerful fallen angel warrior with a heart as cold as ice and soul as black as the bottomless pit. For millennia, he has ruled his realm with an iron fist as he plots the demise of his ancient enemies. When one of those enemies dumps an unconscious mortal female in the courtyard of his fortress and leaves her there, Lucifer finds himself entranced by the beguiling beauty and tempted beyond all reason. But is the enchanting Nina an innocent pawn in the eternal game or part of a plot against him?

TEMPTED BY FIRE by Erin Kellison
A powerful dragon shifter has waited six hundred years to avenge the loss of his family, but the beautiful mediator sent to prevent violence among the Bloodkin doesn’t want to be his key to discovering the murderer—in fact, she wants nothing to do with dragons at all...

REBEL’S DESIRE by Laurie London
A jaded Iron Guild warrior cares about nothing except battling a ruthless enemy, but when a beautiful woman literally runs into his arms, he realizes she holds the key to his success. As passion ignites, he must decide whether to sacrifice the woman he’s falling for or dare to trust his heart again.

Trapped in the body of a human, the Reaper is about to fall in love with a woman he was never meant to have… When a reaper is trapped in Maggie’s estranged husband’s body, she knows only that the man with her husband’s eyes feels like a stranger… a compelling, seductive stranger who touches her in ways her treacherous husband never could. She wants to trust him, but what about the ghost who haunts their home, implicating him in a gruesome murder…

REDEMPTION by Bonnie Vanak
A cursed alpha wolf promises to free an enslaved Mage if she mates with him so he can sire an heir, not realizing she can destroy the dark secret keeping his pack alive.

RAGING DAWN by Colleen Gleason
After the vampires Max Denton hunts brutally murder his wife, he is nearly destroyed himself and spends the next ten years living a life of violence and revenge. But when sensitive information about his young daughter falls into the hands of the vampires, Max is forced to team up with the woman whose father ultimately caused the death of his wife. Savina Eleaisa has secrets of her own, and she’s determined to do whatever it takes to clear her father’s name: even if it involves seducing the most dangerous of vampires--with or without the help of the arrogant, brooding Max Denton.

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“Max, this is a rare opportunity to catch Rastingard outside the protection of his home, and our plan was already in place before that letter was intercepted,” said Savina. “Understand this: I don’t merely want to stake Rastingard—though I wager I’ll have a better likelihood of getting close enough to do so than anyone else in this room. I also want to obtain all the documents from his safe. Including the letter about Macey, if he has it.”
Max went noticeably rigid at the sound of his daughter’s name. Was it true he hadn’t seen or spoken of her since his wife had been killed? That he refused any information about Macey, including her whereabouts? Savina couldn’t imagine her father doing such a thing to her. To himself. He would have died—he did die—before cutting her out of his life.
“Aside from the obvious—I refer to your personal, er, attributes,” he said, flapping a hand vaguely in her direction, “what makes you believe he’ll bite? Pun most definitely intended.”
“That’s what I’ve been doing for the last six months—trying to create this opportunity. Alexander Purcell, who is the darling of the Tutela, already knows me—or at least, knows what I want him to know. I’ve created and cultivated a persona—that of a celebrated lady adventure photographer from Cairo high society—designed to attract his attention. We’ve crossed paths more than once already, and I’ve made certain to engage him. He’ll be delighted to continue our acquaintance on his own turf,” she said with a wry smile. “I have no doubt of it. He’s already invited me to visit him at his home in London. I’m certain he’ll be delighted when I arrive at his house party at Crenshaw Hall. With…”
She looked at Max appraisingly, then nodded. “Yes, with my chauffeur in tow. Or perhaps…perhaps you could be my assistant. Handle all of the grunt work, carrying around my photography equipment, setting it up, that sort of thing. That would be fitting, Mr. Denton, in light of your considerable Venatorial strength, and it would give you the opportunity to mingle with the—what do they call it in England? The downstairs people? The servants?”
It was all she could do to keep a straight face at the expressions crisscrossing his. There was shock, affront, fury, and then at the end, disdain. Not even a flicker of appreciation for her forethought and planning. Not even a glimmer of levity.
“You’re quite amusing, Miss Eleiasa. But I am not about to be anyone’s assistant. Or partner. And certainly not a bloody serv—”
“You’re Max Denton. Every vampire in the world and most every member of the Tutela knows who you are and what you look like, thanks to the wonders of photography. Surely you don’t think you can waltz into an English country house and move about as you like without being noticed or detected. Especially with a stake as itchy as yours.”
“She’s right, Max,” Bellitano said. His voice sounded strained, and Savina looked at him, unable to tell whether he was choking back laughter or battling concern about infuriating the celebrated Venator. “You’d have to go in disguise anyway. Savina’s already got an entrée into Purcell’s residence of her own making, and you wouldn’t attract undue attention if you were—er—overshadowed by her.”
“You could be my mute servant,” she said, knowing her eyes danced with delight. “Who doesn’t understand English. Wear a fez and grow a beard and mustache—surely you could manage that in the next four or five days, couldn’t you? At least something to cover your face?—and wear traditional clothing to hide those impressive muscles of yours. Your skin is dark enough to pass as an Egyptian, or at least a half-blood one like me, and—” Her voice quivered and she probably would have lost control of it if the door to the study hadn’t swung open.
A wave of warmth and calm came into the room as its occupants stood to greet Wayren. She smiled at them and stepped inside.
“Thank you for joining us,” said Bellitano as the willowy blond woman gestured for them all to sit. “I wasn’t certain whether you would be here.”
“I felt it necessary, all things considered.” Her pale blue eyes settled on Max. “It’s good to see you.”
Savina found that interesting. Had he avoided even Wayren over the last ten years as well?
When those steady, calm eyes turned to her, Savina found herself prickling with something warm and lively. She very nearly held her breath, for though she’d met Wayren briefly over the years, she’d never been in a private meeting like this with the mysterious librarian—or whatever she was. Definitely something not simply human, or perhaps even mortal.
“You’ve been preparing for this opportunity for some time,” said Wayren. “Much planning and care have gone into this mission.”
As the older woman held her eyes, knowledge shimmered therein. Savina realized that somehow Wayren knew or suspected her ulterior motive. Her true reason for befriending Alexander Purcell and painstakingly stalking him. Was she giving her blessing? Or sending a quiet warning?
“I hope all goes as you intend,” Wayren added, then shifted her gaze from Savina. She seated herself behind the desk, arranging her long, medieval skirts neatly and sliding a slender braid over her shoulder. “Max, you must admit Savina’s plan is well thought out. And Bellitano—” she smiled warmly at the acting summa “—is correct in saying that you would not only be immediately recognized, but could jeopardize this mission. Surely you don’t wish to take the chance of that letter getting into Rastingard’s hands—or finding its way to Nicholas Iscariot.”
Max’s jaw shifted from side to side under the collective stare of his companions. He pursed his lips in distaste, frowned, and then, through gritted teeth, said, “Fine. Servant it is. But I refuse to be mute.”

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Samantha's Monday Reviews

Fifth book in the Zombie Overload Series.

Canada, Nick, and Vicki escape and are on the run. All she wants to do is get back to her family, but if it isn't a zombie trying to kill her, it's one of the living. Some answers will be revealed, more zombies will attack, and the journey won't get any easier.

Canada, Vicki and Nick got away from Jake and Paul but every time they turn around they are there. After being on the run for month, getting the flu among other things Canada makes the decision she is going back to her family. So as they head there they run into another group of survivors and they can't just leave them so they end up adding more to their small group. A group who when Canada falls off the truck while trying to take care of Zombies they leave her. Nick comes back to find her and they run into a bunch of problems but finally make it to where they need to go. However Vicki and the group are not there. So now they have to go and find her as neither Nick or Canada can leave her.

My Opinion: And yet again CM gives us another Amazing action packed book in the zombie overload series. She is nicknamed the zombie queen and that's no lie. I have read a few zombies series and lord knows I love my zombie movies and this series is by far one of my favorites. I would definitely love to see this as a movie or tv series.. Canada has taken her blows and got knocked down but she picked herself back up and is just as bad as ever! And wow the changes in Will! I definitely recommend reading. However you cannot start at this book. It is not a stand alone. You have to start from book 1.



This is the second book in the mini-series, Zombie 101.

Find out how the Zombie Apocalypse started for Sandro and Libby, and how it quickly went from bad to worse.

This is the second book in the Zombie 101 mini series. In this one we see what Sandro and Libby went through. This a great short read. Very insightful. I could not put it down and left me in anticipation of what comes next.
You need to read this book before you read book 6 in the Zombie Overload Series as they are connected.
I highly recommend reading!


This sixth book in the Zombie Overload Series finds the members of Rose's Refuge still fighting to survive, still hanging on, and doing their best to make something out of their new lives.

Canada is wondering who she is, where she fits in, and her confidence has taken a huge hit. Maybe it's time to take a step back, let someone else be in control for once. Can she do that? Can she live with herself, when she really isn't being herself?

I absolutely LOVED it! This one starts with Canada and crew discussing going in search of medical supplies and going to find Vicki and the rest of those that are lost. While on their search they find more than they expect to when they do find those that are missing which leads them a new and dangerous mission. Not only do they have zombies to deal with but the worst kind of humans you could imagine.
This is book 6 in the series and cannot be read as a stand alone. Before this one you must also read the two Zombie Crash Course books. This is a must. You will see why when you read.
I definitely recommend reading!
'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews' 


Wife and mother who recently moved from Decatur, IL to just outside Skidmore, Mo. I love all things zombie and am a faithful Walking Dead follower. Love me some Daryl!
I like to laugh and make others laugh, so I do my best to bring that to my readers…for the Zombie Overload series anyway.
Eventually, I will be writing about other creatures that go bump in the night.
I always answer emails, messages, and questions from fans. Don't believe me? Email me here


Monsters generally know their place: vampires get to be sexy while zombies just decompose. But Maggie La Croix’s Zombified conjures up an entirely different kind of undead raised by good old-fashioned Voodoo. These gorgeous walking corpses don’t eat brain, they don’t stagger, and their bodies are spared the indignities of putrefaction.

Take Henri Jolicoeur. More than one hundred years after his death he is still a bewitching Adonis. But zombification does have its downsides. Henri has a master, a powerful Voodoo priest whose spells keep Henri, his teenage zombie sister, and five other poor souls in perpetual servitude.

That is, until a hurricane devastates their New Orleans home and the zombies are evacuated to the Texas border town of El Paso. The curse is broken. They are free and intend to stay that way. But how can they pass for human when they don’t eat or sleep and they’re reeling from black magic withdrawal? If that isn’t enough, they have a traitor in their midst, their master is hot on their trail, and a mysterious stranger in black is watching.

Enter Josie Cortez, a cowboy boots-wearing reporter at the local newspaper who desperately needs a good story to save her moribund career and get her editor off her back. One look at Henri and his weird little family and she knows she’s struck journalism gold. But strange things keep happening around Henri, things that remind Josie of her own tragic family history with black magic, a history that cost her her beloved mother and led Josie straight to the bottom of a bottle. Josie would rather forget all about that. Forgetting Henri, however, is easier said than done, even if falling for a man without a heartbeat could get her more than a broken heart. It could get her zombified.

'I was given a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review'
Henri Jolicoeur has been dead for over a hundred years. He along with his teenage sister and five other people were turned into Zombies by a Voodoo priest and have no choice but to obey his every demand. But when a hurricane comes to New Orleans the curse is broken and the Zombies get evacuated to El Paso where Henri meets Josie. Josie is fascinated with Henri and there is something about him that she just can't stay away from. No matter  how much he tries to resist he becomes close with Josie and dreads what my happen to her when the Voodoo priest finds them.
This is a new author to me and I will definitely look forward to what she may come up with next. I think that this was a great book and very well written. The author took zombies in a different direction and in my opinion it paid off.
I definitely recommend reading.
'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reveiws'


When she first embarked in fiction writing, Maggie thought, Piece of cake. After all, she’d been a newspaper reporter for ten years; writing was her daily bread. But Zombified, her first novel about a band of sexy zombies, was anything but easy. The story wasn’t conveniently laid out for her at a press conference; it had to be coaxed out of her own imagination. Plot points resisted solving, descriptions meandered, and characters misbehaved. But just when things seemed bleakest, it happened. Maggie fell in love with it all: the zombies, the love story
, and even the rituals of writing.

Maggie likes her leading women flawed and her science fiction sexy. She went to school for journalism and political science. She lives in the United States.

Postings and Reviews by Samantha


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Samantha's Sunday Reviews


'I was gifted a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review'
Before I start my actual review I have to apologize to the author for the amount of time it took me to post this review , life happened and I am sorry.
That being said.. I am giving this book three stars because where I really liked the characters and the idea of the book. Now for my concerns. Please keep in mind that these are my personal opinions and should not effect you reading the book for yourself. I feel that the book needed some better editing as I found quite a few mistakes. I found that the way the characters 'spoke' didn't fit the times. It is supposed to be set in present day, but no one the age that these people were supposed to be talks as proper as them. Just my personal thought there. I also thought that the author threw too much into this one book. I just feel that it wasn't long enough for as much as she threw in there.
 I really thought that this book had the potential to be great. The book was 147 pages and if the author didn't want to split it into more than one book she could have made it longer and maybe not thrown so much in there in so little time. I honestly feel that either making it longer or breaking it into more than one book would have made it a lot better. Forgive me if I'm repeating myself. This is just my main issue with the book. I've noticed that this is the first book in a series and since I did like the actual idea behind the book I will be purchasing the next book in the series to see what happens next.
I do recommend purchasing and reading as it is a good book with a lot of potential for a great price.



'I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review'
To start this book is supposed to be based off of a true story.
I enjoyed the book. This is book one in a series so there is more to come and I am curious to see what comes next.
I think the book needs some better editing and could have been written a bit better. With that being said, I felt that it was a good story line with strong characters. You really feel for the characters. Lucy is a very strong woman faced with some of life's worst.
I recommend reading for yourself and going on Lucy's journey with her. It is a good book at a great price.

Caissy was born and raised in South Louisiana. She now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and 2 kids. She has 2 dogs and 5 cats. She is an avid reader and she is a lover of all things paranormal. Her favorite is vampires. Since she was a teenager she has been obsessed with vampires. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys watching hockey and football. Her children are both diagnosed with Autism. They are now 14 and 13. She has been married to the love of her life for 15 years.
Her debut novel Skylar's Dream is based on her dad. She lost her dad 15 years ago to suicide. She has dedicated this book in memory of him. He was a strong influence in her life. Her grandmother's continue to guide her and give her encouragement everyday.
She has always wanted to write since she first read "The Vampire Lestat" by Anne Rice. She has never had the courage until recently. Her husband encouraged and guided her to accomplish her dreams. Her children are true inspirations to her. She does not take anything for granted. Everyday is a blessing



Story 1 in TEASE Sizzling Romps! Super-sexy shorts. Tea for Three is 10,000 words.

Uninhibited tea shop manager Layla Aziz adores her scorching hot relationship with blond and buff construction worker Gil Cuthbert. Her worry is that over the years she’s slept with countless dudes who tickled her libido. Now, can she go the distance with one guy?

Then Gil surprises Layla by arranging a ménage with his best friend, dark and serious Hunter Cole. Gil, it seems, will do anything to keep Layla satisfied. That includes sharing her with ultra-sexy Hunter again and again—not only for a passion-filled night, but for many more to come.

As long as Gil is in charge of her sensual needs...sign her up!

*Tea for Three was previously published by Ellora's Cave Publishing.
*Re-edited and independently published, Tea for Three is now the first story in the TEASE Sizzling Romps series.

Story elements: Ménage, love triangles, super-hot romance, spicy romance, urban setting, female-driven fantasies, sensual fantasy, alpha males.

'I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review'
I thought that this was a great read. It was short and steamy. The perfect read for someone on the go. Who doesn't like the idea of two HOT Alpha Males satisfying your every need. This is a new author to me and I would definitely be interested in reading more of her work.
I definitely recommend reading.

Kate St. James lives in Canada with her adoring family. She keeps trying to kick them out, but they're sticking like glue...for reasons she can't figure. It's not like she's a model wife and mother. Or is she? Therein lies one of the great mysteries of Kate's generation.

An avid reader since childhood, Kate loves spending her days writing about the hot men and adventurous women populating her head. When she's not engrossed in her fictional worlds, you can find her chasing her hound in the hills above an azure lake, ignoring the smoke alarms blaring from the kitchen, or endlessly renovating her house.

Twitter:  @katestjames


For thousands of years, two realms of unspeakable magic and mystery have existed in peace side by side. One is a land of light, of kindness, of dreams, and of color. The other is rendered in the gray lines of wickedness and seeped in the unbearable beauty of all that is forbidden. The first is ruled by the Seelie King. The other is ruled by Caliban… The Unholy.

Minerva Trystaine has always been the quiet twin, bullied by reality’s fierceness into a life of solitary sensitivity. What she witnesses, she feels. Living in a world that breeds one misfortune after another, she has had no choice but to sequester herself from outgoing life and any hope it might have otherwise offered her. She hides in her music, her hopes and dreams silent but for the harmony she gives them upon rare occasion, allowing them to be heard in perfect pitch by the rest of the world.

But when Minerva’s sister, Selene, is forced into a fantastical realm of supernatural magic and mystery and taken as queen of the seelie kingdom, the twins are reunited with a world they can scarcely remember – but could never forget. They are Wishers. Born of furious magic and fueled by the need for justice, Wishers are the most feared magic users in the fae realms. For this reason, they were all but annihilated thousands of years ago. Minerva and her sister are the last of a slaughtered breed.

Just as Selene accepts her place on the seelie throne, Minerva struggles to come to grips with her changed world. But as she faces off with her lost-and-found identity, and with the unbelievable power swimming through her veins, she realizes she must also contend with the fact that Wishers are no more safe in this day and age than they were millennia ago. Someone wants her dead.

And the one man she should probably fear most, the one fae lord more dangerous than any other, the notorious and cruel Leanan King – just happens to be the only man in all the realms who can protect her.

The Unseelie King is the sixth book in Heather Killough-Walden’s acclaimed paranormal romance series, The Kings. Within its pages, a dark lord finds long lost hope in a beautiful, powerful soul, a lost spirit finds faith in tempting and forbidden magic, and a fierce and willful love finds the unbelievable strength to do what must be done to survive against overwhelming odds.

I'm not surprised that I loved this book. I have loved every book that I have read by this author and I have read almost all of them.
Continuing in The Kings Series we now get to Caliban - The Unseelie King and Minerva - A wisher and Caliban's Queen.
This book dark and engaging. I could not put it down and I was sad when it ended. I'm not saying it was a sad ending I was just so into that I didn't want it to stop. This has been a great series so far and I can't wait to see what the author comes up with next. This was easily a 5 star or higher read. This is part of a series but could be read as a stand alone. It would just make more sense if you knew who all of the other characters were who pop in. With that being said, you can go back even further and read the Big Bad Wolf series as The Kings series is a spin-off to that series as the Wolves have a wonderful habit of making appearances in these books.
I highly recommend reading!

Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling e-book author of the Big Bad Wolf series and the October Trilogy. Heather's educational background includes religious studies, archaeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let's go, Pens!) Visit Heather's Web site at, where you can sign up for her newsletter. Also, be sure to keep in touch with her and other fans through her Facebook page and Twitter (killoughwalden)!



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