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Author Mary Hughes’ newest release NIGHT’S CARESS is book one in The Ancients series. Brie Lark has given up her hometown and vampires.  Too bad the FBI just teamed her with the perfect male specimen, special agent and ancient vampire, Seb Rikare.

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Title: Night’s Caress
Author: Mary Hughes
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 25, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Series: The Ancients
Page Count: 288 pages
Format: Digitial
ASIN: B074DZH8YK
ISBN-13: 9781640633360


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In this small town, nothing is as it seems…

 When artist Brie Lark left her vampire ex and her straitjacket of a hometown to breathe free in New York City, she promised herself two things: she’d never go back to Meiers Corner, and no more vampires. The last thing she expected—or wanted—was to be sent back home on an assignment. But her boss at the FBI needs her undercover on a murder case, working with a black-haired, black-eyed giant god of a man who’s her idea of perfection, except for one thing—he’s a vampire.

FBI Special Agent Seb Rikare is an ancient vampire hardened by loss. He’s cut all emotions to protect himself and leads a deliberately steady, almost sterile life. The brash young woman forced to pose as his lover irritates him, with her jangling bracelets and colorful hair. But as much as she irritates him, he finds himself drawn to her lively spirit and he’s tempted to make fantasy a reality.

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Night’s Caress Excerpt

Copyright © 2017 Mary Hughes

 I was intensely aware I was alone in a bedroom with Seb Rikare.

My whole body clenched.

His eyes changed. Heated. Darkened.

I swallowed hard. My heart started to beat faster. What would it be like to caress the silky-looking skin of his face? Nibble that honed jaw? Touch my mouth to those perfect, masculine lips? All I had to do was take a few short steps to find out.

I took one without even knowing it.

His nostrils flared and he drew in an excited breath.

He wants me, too. At the thought, my belly thrilled and my heart thumped hard. He’d touch me in return. Hold me secure in his strong arms. Cup my face in his big hands, press his lips to mine, communicating his need in a passionate kiss.

I took another step toward him.

He took a single, unconscious step toward me.

Oh, yeah. In that moment, I wanted to play with fire.

Sure, Derek had me under his spell within weeks. Seb, as strong and handsome as he was, could no doubt do it in days.

But just once wouldn’t hurt, right? I wanted to, so badly.

Couldn’t I touch him once, to see if his skin was silk or cream? Nibble his jaw, to test how honed it was? Taste his mouth, to satisfy the curiosity burning in my body?

Just a taste.

Somehow, while I argued with myself, my curious feet had brought me to stand before him. He gazed down at me. At nearly six feet myself, I was usually the one looking down. Even with me in heels, he was over half a foot taller. The novel experience sent another thrill through me.

I made a small noise, like a whimper.

His black eyes lit with fire, a hunger so primal I could see it burning in his gaze. His hands rose. Slowly, so I could have stopped him, he cupped my face in both his hands. My whole face. Damn, the man had big hands. He bent closer, his intent clear.

He was going to kiss me.


 

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USA Today Bestselling Author Mary Hughes writes steamy paranormal romances and wickedly fun romantic adventures, stories that crackle with action and love. Challenging, smart alpha men—and women not afraid of a challenge. Oh, do the sparks fly when he meets THE woman guaranteed to infuriate and inflame him most.

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Author: Juliet Lyons

Series: Bite Nights, #2

Pub Date: October 3, 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance


 

Mila Hart’s first experience with the hot new vampire dating site is a complete disaster. Turns out, her date is wanted for murder! But things turn around when she’s rescued by dashing vampire cop Vincent Ferrer. Dangerous and drop dead gorgeous, he’s just the vampire hottie Mila was hoping for.

Haunted by his past, Vincent can’t risk falling in love again, even if Mila charms him more than anyone he’s ever met. But when the killer from Mila’s first date seeks her out, Vincent is the only one who can protect her. Protecting his heart is a different story…


 

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JULIET LYONS is a paranormal romance author from the UK. She holds a degree in Spanish and Latin American studies and works part-time in a local primary school where she spends far too much time discussing Harry Potter. Since joining global storytelling site Wattpad in 2014, her work has received millions of hits online and gained a legion of fans from all over the world. When she is not writing, Juliet enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

 

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Mated In Treason – Book Tour & Giveaway

Kan Asma Vampires Book 1
by Christa Paige
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Welcome to the world of the Kan Asma Vampires. The Kan Asma are genetically
modified humans who’ve become vampires. For centuries, the Kan Asma
lived symbiotically with their human neighbors until the government
recognized something had increased their life spans. Scientists and
militia stormed their quiet Abkhazian village and betrayal followed.
Many vampires experienced brutality and torture. Others died from
experimentation. After a perilous journey, the surviving Kan Asma
fled their homeland and settled in West Hollywood, California. The
refugees cling to their sacred traditions, holding their mating rites
above all others because without them, their numbers would diminish.
There is no love or emotion in their Council-determined matings. Now,
their quiet lives have suddenly been turned upside down. Lines have
been drawn between the wealthy aristocrats and an uprising determined
to halt the unfair ritual keeping wealth and power out of reach.
Those who are lucky to find love in these matches are very few, and
they will have to fight with everything they have in order to claim
their mates or suffer a broken heart for eternity.


When the kraliyet bodyguard ended up in her hospital bed after an
explosion left him in critical condition, Nadia tried to warn herself
not to fall in love with him. After all, she’s no vampire Cinderella,
and happily-ever-afters didn’t happen to low-born females of the Kan
Asma. But her heart wouldn’t listen, and soon she wanted to claim
Gunnar as her forever mate, even if it meant taking him the only way
possible, as a husband in a disgraceful human ceremony.
Gunnar fell in love with his nurse the moment he saw her smile. He yearned
to claim her as his, but the Council would never allow him to mingle
his powerful blood with a female from a poor family. The penalty for
an unsanctioned mating is a death sentence. He doesn’t care about
the threats and possible consequences of making her his. Though, due
to the high probability of genetic incompatibility, he can’t complete
their blood-bond without knowing if it might take her life. Losing
her would be worse than torture.
Their only hope lies with the treasonous Faction hell-bent on destroying
the very people Gunnar calls family. Determined to find a way to be
mated, Gunnar seeks out the leader of this hidden uprising. Together,
Nadia and Gunnar must break every law and rite of their vampire
culture to become bonded for life. Gunnar will play a deadly game of
subversion or pay a blood price that would sever him from their
people and put a bounty on his head. They must survive a dangerous
infiltration of the Faction, because they’ll do anything to be
together, even if it means being mated in treason.
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Strict professor by day. Romance author by night. Lover of all things
alpha-male twenty-four hours a day. Christa Paige is a
multi-published author in several genres. Her passion for love
stories spans many tropes. She writes sensual, romantic tales and
sweet love stories. In her free time, Christa, likes knitting and has
a yarn stash that keeps growing. (Especially if it is bamboo.) She
has a love/hate relationship with running but can’t turn down a
themed 5k race. Her beagle babies are her running partners. She never
tires of watching a Star Wars marathon or rereading Lord of the
Rings. There’s a special place in her heart for the Regency
Romance. Mr. Darcy is her favorite Regency hero, especially when he
is wearing Hessians and a cravat.


Christa’s series The Blood-Vine published by Liquid Silver Publishing, Kissin’
Cops published by Liquid Silver Publishing, Women Who Serve (Book 1
Coming soon), Kan Asma Vampires published by Hartwood Publishing.
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for exclusive excerpts and a giveaway!

Talen (Dark Protectors, #7.76)

Talen by Rebecca Zanetti

My rating: 

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Publication Date: June 6, 2017

Print Length: 96 pages


I have been a blogger for just about three years now. 😊 It has been a journey to come this far. Thank you, everyone, who’s following my blog from the conception. But as life has shown us. It’s forever changing and evolving. So, like life…I too must evolve. To begin this transformation, I will start with the way I rate my books. Nothing too huge. For even though life changes, I am only human, and as such, don’t really care for change.

But I am doing away with the plain looking stars. Yep, gone and forever shall we part. Out with the old in with the new. Yearwood La Novela is going animated. Thus, depending on how great the book was, will depend on what the animation shall be. To implement this modification. I thought that Talen should be the perfect book to do the big reveal.

Again, thanks to all my old followers and hello new ones. On to the book review.

She’ll love him forever . . . but he can’t make her obey . . .

The war is over. Danger has passed. Cara Kayrs is healed after decades of illness and ready for a break.

Too bad her brooding, alpha vampire husband can’t seem to change gears. In their twenty-five years, together Talen Kayrs has learned to sense every shiver of her body, to ignite her desire with a word or a look. She would think he could learn she’s not some fragile damsel in distress.

But Talen is on edge, watching their backs, treating her like she’s made of glass. Like there’s something following them, a deadly threat that somehow none of their intelligence has uncovered. It’s enough to drive a woman crazy, and Talen has plenty of those tendencies already.

But what’s even more maddening is that he seems to be right . . .

Never think something is ever complete. As author knows that when a character speaks to you, it must be time to write their story. Well, Talen and Cara spoke to Rebecca Zanetti. Their journey wasn’t finished like we thought.  We see that it has been twenty-fives years that Talen and Cara have been married. That they’re happily married with two adult children and one adorable grandchild. What we also see, is Talen being Talen. That’s right…you would think that after twenty-five years and there’s peace among demons that Talen would stop being over protective. Nope! And like Talen is found saying “I have lived over a decade, to know that peace is short lived.” Not a perfect quote, but you see what I mean. But later you would understand that Talen is never wrong. Because no sooner, then they leave the house demons are hot on their trail. And their mission is to capture Cara.
It is not too often, that authors revisit old characters, and we as readers get to see our beloved characters once more and to see how they’re faring. You would think once that character or characters story has been told that its the end of it. But it’s nice to know, we can never assume anything.

Like in their original story, Talen is again a badass, out to prove that he is still nothing to mess with….in war or peace time. And when it comes to protecting Cara he would do absolutely anything.

For Talen to be a short novella, it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with Talen and Cara all over again. I think this might be true for you.
Talen by Rebecca Zanetti goes on sale June 6, 2017

I found this book to a dream of a book. Therefore, I thought…why not an Angel. In the comments below tell me what you think about the new changes.

Blood Vowed (Blood Ravagers Book 3)

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Publisher: Tule Publishing

Publication Date: April 13, 2017

Print Length: 172 pages


Reverend “Rev” Walker, expected some backlash after he foiled The Council’s attempts to overthrow the Blood Ravager Biker Gang. What he hadn’t expected was to wake up in the last place he ever wanted to see again—a dank cell of The Council’s Siberian dungeon. Drained and chained, he faces certain death if he can’t escape from the hellish prison. Now, his only means of escape depends on him accepting help from a fellow prisoner, a woman whose very existence is a lie and the only one capable of awakening Rev’s long-dormant heart.

Claire Deveraux is Dygarian, a race of shadow-shifters who have been slandered and hunted to extinction by The Council. But Claire has used her years of enslavement well, reading her captors’ secret texts and hearing their whispered secrets. Now, after being locked up for a crime she didn’t commit, she plans to use her knowledge of the dungeon’s maze-like interior to gain her freedom, or die trying. Then a new prisoner arrives, a man Claire has dreamed of and knows in her heart is her destined mate, if only she can break through his walls.

On the run and threatened from all sides, will Rev and Claire learn to trust each other and their growing feelings for one another before it’s too late?

Blood Vowed is the 3rd book in Traci Douglass’ Blood Ravagers series. Before this book debut, I advise you to read Blood Bound & Blood Freed to get the full history on this club of misfits.
Keeping a secret from the one that you claim to be falling in love with is never a good idea, even if that secret will save them from hurting even further.
Reverend “Rev” Walker will learn this soon enough. After the last book, we find that not everything is going well with Rev. After letting himself be captured he is held in a dank cell the last place he wanted to be or see again. But that is not all, he finds himself not the only one that the Council has deemed fit to be held in their cell far away from other beings.
Claire Deveraux the last of the Dygarian a race of shadow-shifter wants revenge against the council and the person who slaughter her entire family. But before she could take revenge, she must escape from captivity. In order to do so, she must team up with the other prison.
Blood Vowed is the best of this series by far. It was a far more intriguing story and full of suspense than its predecessors. If you read the others in this series you will see what I mean. Rev and Clair were more engaging as a couple. They just click better for me faster than the twin’s story line.
The banter between Rev and Claire was hilarious and the chemistry was golden. The only disappointing thing about the book was the battle. But then again that is just my opinion. But I would certainly recommend this book, heck the entire series for the gripping storyline alone.

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Lucifer (Vampires in America #11)

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Genre: Paranormal

Publication Date: Nov 18th, 2016

Publisher: ImaJinn Books

Series: Vampire In America: Vampire Wars #11

Print Length: 303 pages

Characters: Lucifer Scuderi, Eleanor Morel

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Montreal, Quebec . . . A charming city on the St. Lawrence River, historic, sophisticated, but beneath it all lies an extensive underground where treacherous vampires are plotting to seize the country.

Lucifer Scuderi is a vampire—handsome and charismatic, a powerful hunter of unusual skill—who arrives in Montreal to take on the most important hunt of his life. Someone has kidnapped the mate of Canada’s ruling vampire lord, and it’s up to Lucifer to find him before his death sets off a crisis that could engulf the entire continent.

Eleanor Morel lost everything—including the love of her life—when she became a vampire. But now, twenty years later, she’s a trusted bodyguard to the Canadian lord, Sophia, and the only person Sophia can count on to lead the search for her endangered mate. But what Eleanor doesn’t know is that the special hunter she’ll be working with is none other than her long-lost love. And he’s demanding answers.

Lucifer’s love for Eleanor burns as hot as his anger towards her for leaving him. But they’ll have to find a way to set history aside and work together if they’re going to unravel the twisted betrayal that threatens not only Sophia and her mate….but the whole continent. Because the European vampires are on the move. And if Canada falls, the rest of North America could follow . . .

Now this is a series I could get behind. A story with great character development. Lucifer the #11 title in Vampire In America: Vampire Wars series wasn’t too slow, nor to fast. It flowed flawlessly.

 I do want to point out that the main storyline in Lucifer, However, might make you want to visit Sophia story to see how she became who she is. But this reviewer enjoyed Lucifer so much that I am going to start from the beginning and reread Lucifer again. This book was that good.

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Raphael (Vampires in America Book 1) Jabril (Vampires in America Book 2) Rajmund (Vampires in America Book 3)

Sophia (Vampires in America Book 4) Duncan (Vampires in America Book 5) Lucas (Vampires in America Book 6)

Aden (Vampires in America Book 7) Vincent (Vampires in America Book 8) Deception (Vampires In America Book 9)

Christian (Vampires in America Book 10)

Immortal Nights (Argeneau #24)

In a sizzling new Argeneau novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, an impulsive rescue pairs a sexy immortal with the woman made to be his for eternity.

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Genre: Paranormal

Series: Argeneau #24

Publisher: Avon

Publication Date: September 20th, 2016

Characters: Tomasso, Abigail


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Abigail Forsythe’s life hasn’t been easy lately. Still, if there’s one thing guaranteed to take her mind off an empty bank account and abandoned dreams, it’s a naked man locked in a plane’s cargo hold. A very big, incredibly gorgeous naked man. And when instinct prompts her to free him, Abigail must rely on this stranger for survival…a stranger who leaves her thrumming with need every time they touch.

Tomasso Notte knows he’s found his life mate in Abigail. Now he just has to hold on to her. They’re miles from civilization, hunted by his kidnappers. Abigail has no idea of Tomasso’s abilities, or of how intensely pleasurable their unique connection can be. But he’s about to show her, beginning with one wild, hot, immortal night…

This just proves that I have way too much going on this holiday season. I didn’t even know that Lynsay Sands had a new book out. Thanks mom…In Lynsay Sands latest book we journey back to that beloved family the Argeneaus in book #24 we finally get the story of Tomasso Notte.

I thought Lynsay Sands couldn’t get any better, but of course she had to go and prove me wrong. The relationship between Abigail and Tomasso was ingenious.

Abigail was on the road to becoming a Medical Doctor, when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. So, being a good daughter she put her career plans on hold to take care of her mother. Once her mother lost the battle, Abigail is second guessing if becoming a doctor was a good idea. If Doctors couldn’t save her mother what good were they. Until one day when her child hood friend invited her to stay with him. But when she arrived, her friend got an important assignment that requires him to fly business men to a tropical island. Instead of having Abigail wait for him back at his place, he decided to take her along. That is when Abigail life change drastically.

Immortal Nights, was a fast pace story that has something for every type of reader of romance. If you haven’t picked up a story by Lynsay Sands or if you’re undecided by what to read, then look no further Immortal Nights is certainly that book that will leave you saying when is the next Argeneau book due for release.