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Ring in the new year with some sensational books

Posted on: December 31, 2011

I have had a lot of fun over the last six months, discovered some really exciting new authors, made some stupendous new friends and been thrilled by the response to some of my somewhat salacious attempts at autobiography thinly veiled as fiction.

I haven’t yet managed to wrestle with a werewolf, get sucked senseless by a vampire or even tangle with a woody wood sprite BUT … that’s why we make new year’s resolutions, isn’t it? That’s why we always start every new year filled with hope and breathless anticipation. There is always something new to discover, something new to try and, best of all, something new to read.

So to usher in the new year of 2012, I would like to say thank you to all the lovely people I’ve met in 2011. And, for those of you who are writers, please take this opportunity to remind everyone of the brilliant book(s) you’ve written and where we can buy it/them. Because buying books is great and can sometimes be even more fun than reading them since you still have that undiminished thrill of heady expectation and never have to suffer the dull slog through an uninspired prologue or the damp squib of a disappointing climax, not to mention a bloated muffin top of a middle.

I always like to have a big stack by my bed. I am stuffed to the gills with soft and hard versions of exciting prospects. There’s just not enough time to read and review everything. But I love to be tempted. I’m addicted to teasers. So don’t be shy. Show me what you’ve got and please don’t make me beg.

If you are ushering in the new year with a promotional opportunity such as this on your own blog, please provide the link so some very special sexy creatures can come and shower you with praise and titillating comments.

A happy and prosperous new year to you all!

11 Responses to "Ring in the new year with some sensational books"

Thanks for joining in on the sharing of e-books, Vanessa!

Grab my FREE BOOK Dec. 30-31!!! It’s Book 1 out of the 3.

So, are you into spicy time-travel fantasy romance loaded with kilts, Druids, fairies, changelings, King Arthur the shape-shifting dragon, freemasons, vampires, werewolves, and much much more…? Re-released and completely revamped my series is available on Kindle today! Each link has a blurb and an excerpt too. ;)

A war wages among the Gods. Two Celtic time-travel orders from the future intermarry to safeguard history. Paradox is but a stolen heart away. Open the door to a new reality where legend becomes history and destined love defeats timeless evil.

Book 1: SACRIFICIAL HEARTS (22K-word novella)

“Intense, original, suspenseful, and dramatic… an unpredictable topsy-turvy romance… the suspense builds with every page in SACRIFICIAL HEARTS. In a world where symbols mean everything, magic is the way…” ~Snapdragon; LASR
Book 2: SWORDSONG (novel)

Book 3: HE OF THE FIERY SWORD (novel)

“Arthur is a masterpiece…” HE OF THE FIERY SWORD’s King Arthur ~Diane Mason; The Romance Studio

Join in by posting a RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH AMAZING BOOKS blog post where we can exchange our book information too! My blog is also open for the fun! http://blog.skhyemoncrief.com

Post-apocalyptic Earth: after alien invasion, AEI, 2064 AD, The Wild
With her beloved Shifter mate two days in Oregon’s ground, Sierra must choose to live or die. She has two options–join a Shifter clan by choosing a mate or live alone. Life is dangerous for a woman after the extraterrestrial invasion. Women choose protection in a group or are sold into slavery, even to the aliens. She opts for the protection of the clan, him.

He’s glorious. Empathetic. And resolved to mark her. He will not lose her. Jackal, the powerful right-hand Shifter of the clan’s leader, her brother-in-law, is determined she will be taken care of properly as mates aren’t easily come by. Especially in The Wild. But they just met, and she fights mating in her early stages of mourning. Honor-bound with a vow made over his brother’s death bed to see her safe, he internally swears to win her love. Whatever it takes.

But she harbors a dangerous secret. Born a Cougar, she dares not risk revealing she’s a Shifter, or bounty hunters will descend upon the remote mountain village to capture her for extraterrestrials. Villagers would die in the attacks. However, her Cougar rises up to claim Jackal for its mate. Shifter meets Cougar. Cougar claims her mate. Never-ending fireworks mark their raw attraction. But when the post-apocalyptic world is determined to tear them apart, will Normals, Shifters, or aliens win? Bet your money on COUGAR.

***Warning: Heroine mates with hero in his Wolfskin.

http://www.amazon.com/Feral-Fever-Series-ebook/dp/B005DZPQ5Q/ref=pd_sim_kinc_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Blessed are those who just give in to the darkness. With the Blood Wars ended, were-assassin Marshals are called to serve throughout the universe in easing cultural tensions instigated by the transition of cultures from zombified to free-thinking societies…

Earthling archaeologist Aisling Bjorn never really considered juggling multiple husbands for were-assassin duty on planet Luvk–a world of tiger folk subjugated by winged aliens from another dimension. Learning the lost history of the tiger culture to understand how the winged species divided and conquered the tiger realms is more her cup of tea. But she’s in store for an even bigger challenge than helping the Luvks reclaim their independence. There’s a shortage of marriageable females for the large broods of gorgeous tiger princes. The friction caused by mating problems threatens her sanity as the warrior Lords vie for possession of not only a mate but a powerful political pawn–her, the Marshal whose beauty rivals that of the most marketable princess. And mates the Lords all wish to be.

Aisling must accept that with every turn in life, we sacrifice a bit of our souls for the greater good. Even to the darkness. Blessed are those who just give into the darkness of Luvk. Because a woman’s sanity is out of the question when surrounded by enormous muscled hunks cloaked in sexy leather pants. Their glorious bodies alone could incite riots on Earth. And they all want her. One thing’s for certain, love or lust, everyone eventually succumbs to Luvks’ FERAL FEVER.

Rating: Spicy/Carnal. Genre: Paranormal/Futuristic Romance.
Epic-length novel (110,000 words)

***Warning: Multiple sex partners.

Thanks for this opportunity!

My latest book is called Frank and The Werewolf Tamer. It’s about a vampire who gets involved with a modern (and sexy) version of Frankenstein.

Here are the details:

Katherine has had a hard time finding work, mostly because she’s a vampire. Turns out, people aren’t clamoring to work with the undead. She goes to the massive theme park, Notte Oscura, as a last resort. However, she soon finds there is more waiting for her than just a job.

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Frank-Werewolf-Tamer-ebook/dp/B006PU2JBW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325201201&sr=8-1

Link to my blog: http://traceyhkitts.blogspot.com/2011/12/ring-in-new-year-with-good-book.html

Cassandra Carr here. Thanks for the opportunity! I will also be doing this, though my post will not go live until shortly after midnight ET on New Year’s Eve. The link to my blog is http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com/wordpress

My book is titled Head Games, and it’s book 1 in the Buffalo Intimidators series. It’s a m/f/m menage erotic romance. Here’s the blurb:
Leo Laporte and Scott Schaeffer are teammates on the ice and roommates off it who also share women. They’ve been coming into Kelly Chase’s bistro after games for months, and they know they want her. As the attraction grows, the men realize they want more than a one-night stand – they want forever.

Kelly’s not so sure. Yes, she wants both men. But a permanent ménage relationship? That’s taking giving her heart away to a whole new level, and a chance she’s hesitant to take. Then Leo is injured and Scott’s on the trading block, and she realizes this may be her only shot at true, everlasting love.

There are so many questions swirling around inside Kelly’s head. Can she believe in Leo and Scott’s love? And will her business and her reputation survive once people find out she’s with two men?

Buy links:
http://www.bookstrand.com/head-games
http://amzn.com/B006GCRO6E
http://is.gd/HeadGames (Barnes & Noble)

Thanks Vanessa!! :)

I have a paranormal romance called The Witch and the Vampire:

Melora Merriweather is searching for a fellow witch to protect her from a scheming uncle with plans of marriage. When her carriage overturns on her journey, she is rescued by a mysterious man whom she learns is the very person she seeks. But, he’s not the witch she thought he was…

Sebastian Collins should have left for London days ago. Now a snowstorm has trapped him with a woman who has come seeking protection, a woman who intrigues him like no other. And with each passing hour, his hunger for her grows…hunger for her kiss, her caress, and her blood.

Currently offered at a discounted price at both TWRP and Amazon!!

The Wild Rose Press: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=177_136&products_id=4422

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B004R1Q92Q/

My blog: http://www.shadowsofromance.blogspot.com

Thanks big time!

On Timeless Wings of Gold – a time-travel extraordinaire

They say an eclipse yields a powerful force, an energy that can be harnessed by those with magic in their souls. On such a day when the sun disappears behind the shadow of the Earth, a mighty wizard evokes the elements of nature. With ancient, Celtic incantations, he sends an angel upon the wings of time to tempt a fallen king.

Angel Cashion is struggling to make ends meet and saving for when she can own her own repair shop in hopes of fighting her ex for custody of their daughter, but she is whisked away from home by a quirk of fate. Torin O’Faelain has spent the past two years enslaved by Vikings. A man of strong principles, Torin is committed to finding his way back to his native land and nothing will stand in his way, not even an angel from the future, but love and fate intervene.

BUY LINK: for Kindle – http://amzn.com/B0064XDDSI
for other formats – http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-ontimelesswingsofgold-630440-140.html

My blog
http://ciaragold.blogspot.com/

Thanks for this awesome opportunity! I am also participating at http://www.shannanalbright.blogspot.com

If you are into Aruthurian tales with a twist you may like my new release.

Beloved Wizard: Knight of Excalibur One
Arthur and his Knights are back and ready to kick ass!

Merci Tramaine is not happy to be called back into service by her old boss Arthur, especially when she is charged to find her missing ex lover. Drake Monroe is Merlin reincarnated, with his powers bound by the Goddess Nimue he has become a skilled fighter, but no match for Nimue who kidnapped him determined to destroy him forever.
The bloodline of Morgan Le Fey taints Merci keeping her on the edge between light and dark, the Goddess’s wicked trap springs shut leaving both Drake and Merci racing against the clock. Passions ignite once again, but are they too late to plan a future or will they be torn from each other?
This time for eternity.

Buy Links:
Extasy Books: http://www.extasybooks.com/beloved-wizard/
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Beloved-Wizard-Knights-Excalibur-ebook/dp/B0064HD7PS
Book Strand: http://www.bookstrand.com/shannan-albright
Fiction wise: http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/a68068/Shannan-Albright/?si=0

Into Paranormal Romances? I have just the book for you. The second in this series is due out in Feb.

Dark Passion Rising: A Dark Breed Novel

Tambra Ellis has just had her world turned upside down! Surviving a bite from a Lycan, attracted to one hot vampire guy and now she has to look forward to turning into something from some bad werewolf movie.
Marcus Valerian has enough on his plate without the added complication of Tambra Ellis. Fiery and independent? Sure. Beautiful with a body made for sin? Oh Yeh. And a human cop. Tambra is everything he needs to stay away from.
As leader of the Tribunal’s enforcers it’s up to him to find out why the Dark Breeds are going feral and killing humans in ever increasing numbers. Tambra’s life is in the balance as the secrets of her past place her in the middle of old deceits and a betrayal that will change the world forever.
Will Marcus and Tambra’s love survive or will it be too late.

Available now at:
Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/products/Dark-Passion-Rising-by-Shannan-Albright.html
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Passion-Rising-Breed-Novel-ebook/dp/B004TNGO5E/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2
Book Strand: http://www.bookstrand.com/shannan-albright
1Place for Romance: http://1placeforromance.com/index.php?column=author&searchMe=Shannan%20Albright&_a=viewCat

Thank you so much Vanessa! We are a lucky bunch to have such welcoming friends/authors/colleagues, who don’t mind sharing their time and space! Your space here is awesome!
I love to share a little about my latest paranormal romance and hope you will all check it out!!

MIDNIGHT BECKONING:

Mini Blurb:
Damphyr, Ford Lenox had waited three hundred years for an ancient prophecy to be fulfilled allowing his destined mate to assume her rightful place at his side.
And that day has come…
Lauren Neil had no idea that the damphyr lurking beneath her human surface was about to be unleashed, and no idea that her greatest enemy would be the incubus who sired her.
Even a match made in heaven, may have to go through hell to survive!

LINKS:
ROBIN’S BLOG:
http://robinbadillo.blogspot.com/

eXtasy Books:
http://www.extasybooks.com/index.php?route=product/author&author_id=442

Amazon:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=robibadi-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B006DJ8D6K&ref=tf_til&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

What a great idea! I’m a little confused about the dates so I hope I’m not posting too late.

Here’s a blurb and links for Broken, which came out from Loose Id last Sept. I also want to mention that through Jan. 20, half of my proceeds from Broken will be donated to Project Polaris, combating human trafficking and modern day slavery.

Broken by Jessica Freely

Eben does what his brother, mob boss Nicky Flannery, tells him, even when he’s not so sure it’s right. Letting Nicky do his thinking for him is a lifelong habit. So is hiding the fact that he’s gay. Then Nicky buys a Hong Kong rent boy to expand the mob’s escort business and Eben’s life gets a lot more complicated.

Forced into prostitution, Song Xiu is an unsentimental survivor. He takes his pleasures where he can and leaves his clients weak in the knees. Xiu knows he’s hot for Eben’s powerful body, but it’s more than that. Eben’s kind face and gentle touch give Xiu a strange feeling that no amount of sex or drugs can banish. Is this what people call love?

Eben is instantly attracted to Xiu’s erotic beauty, but it’s the sweet young man beneath the glossy surface that he falls for. When he learns Xiu’s story, he begins to wonder if Nicky is really the hero he grew up worshipping, or something else entirely.
An unguarded moment leads to a passionate encounter that rips away all of Xiu and Eben’s illusions. Suddenly the answers to their questions become alarmingly clear. They have one last chance to rescue each other from their broken lives, but only if they can survive Nicky’s retribution.

Available at:
Loose Id: http://www.loose-id.com/Broken.aspx
Amazon: http://amzn.to/vhTjr8
All Romance eBooks: http://bit.ly/tqISfk

My New Years Book Promo post:
http://www.friskbiskit.com/2012/01/ring-in-the-new-year-with-books.html

My debut British adult paranormal romance novel ‘Love Hurts’ is available now in eBook and paperback format. There is a special offer for Kindle for 1 week only: http://amzn.com/B005AXVDZS

Set in the fictional seaside town of Redcliffe in Cornwall, ‘Love Hurts’ is about a young woman who runs a bookshop with her best friend. She falls in love with a local police detective and later discovers that he is a vampire, and that his identical twin brother is a werewolf. She is dragged into their complicated and dangerous lives, to her detriment, where secrets are told and lives are lost…

Check out my website http://www.catherine-green.co.uk for more details and a free short story. Happy New Year!

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