Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cranberries and Spice Blog Hop Nov. 22-Dec. 5

Welcome hoppers!
I'd like to firstly thank our gracious hostess Natasha Blackthorne for organizing this fun hop. Thank you all for joining us!

We have a number of amazing authors taking part and everyone is offering a giveaway. Make sure to check all stops and comment on each one. Not sure where to find us? You can start with Natasha's blog at http://natashablackthorneblog.blogspot.com and follow the buttons to each blog.

When I think of cranberries and spice, I think of warmth and comfort and sweet smells, the kinds you experience around the holiday season. The same kind of ease one feels in the arms of a lover. Imagine it. You attend a party on a winter's night. Your man stands at your side, telling you how lovely you look. You catch hints of his spicy cologne, applied in such a way you want to give him a good sniff. He kisses you under the mistletoe and you taste something delicious on his tongue, as if he's been sampling a fine wine. He puts his arms around you, enveloping you in his strength and passion.  

Suddenly, you want to go home and burrow under the covers with him.
See? The holidays are a feast for the senses and a celebration of romance.

My prize for this hop is an ebook copy of my latest paranormal romance, Predator's Fire, Gemini Island Shifters 5. Recently awarded Top Pick and 5 stars from The Romance Reviews, I know it will keep you warm on a cold night.

In order to qualify, please comment here and tell me what favorite way to spend the holiday season. Don't forget to leave an email addy.

Happy holidays!



Blurb:

When Nina Suzuki discovers the body of her best friend Janine, her world turns upside down. Things go from bad to worse when Janine’s corpse seems to transform into that of a large, brown wolf. For the first time, Nina is faced to confront all the clues indicating her BFF was not what she seemed. A letter from the dead woman opens Nina’s eyes to a strange, new world. The same letter warns of a sinister group called the Alpha Brethren, and urges her to find Killian Moon of the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort on Gemini Island.
Killian Moon is a jaguar shifter and teen mentor at the Ursa Lodge in Northern Ontario. He may be a comfort and inspiration to confused teen shifters, but he also has a fiery past. His past comes back to haunt him when human Nina arrives at the resort, demanding to speak with him. Demanding answers. Can he trust her with knowledge that will not only change her life, but possibly endanger those around him?
As Killian begrudgingly tutors Nina on all things shifter, their mutual curiosity flares into passionate need. Once they touch, once they succumb to desire, there is no going back. Killian realizes Nina is his mate and they both begin to comprehend the terror threatening those on their shifter-friendly island. He is forced to confront the tragedy in his family and determines to protect Nina at all costs.
But can they protect everyone they love from a cult of dangerous shifters, intent on horror and destruction?




Excerpt:

“How much longer do I have to wait? I want to see Killian Moon. Now.”
The feminine voice, strangely soft despite its insistence, echoed deep in his being, awakening his jaguar. The great cat roared to life, turned toward the office and inhaled deeply. Its eyes flashed in interest.
In...recognition?
Killian breathed in at the same time, catching the scent of cherry blossoms through the door. The sweet perfume, mixed with human outrage, proved a heady distraction, making him forget why he was there. Shaking his head, he tried to dismiss the odd sensation as Ryland opened the door.
The door swung open and the first person he glimpsed was one of the clerks from reception, trying his hardest to placate the unexpected guest. “I’m sure Mr. Snow and Mr. Moon will be right back.”
And then his gaze landed on the petite human. Tapered Asian eyes, so dark and mysterious, but rimmed with circles of exhaustion. Smooth, cinnamon skin hinted at a mixed background. Wearing no makeup, she appeared younger than she must be, but her presence and keen eyes pegged her at around thirty years old. She had a riot of curly, black hair and feminine curves that ought to come with a warning. He could see it now. Beware: this woman’s body will cause insanity in men. Even as she gesticulated at the clerk, her boobs jiggled in such a way his throat went dry.
He pictured her in a corset, her breasts spilling over delicate lace edging, and almost forgot his name.
This Nina Suzuki was damn hot and his jaguar seemed to agree. The animal licked its lips, its golden gaze assessing and appreciating every detail, from her rounded hips to her come-hither rack.
Yes, the creature uttered on a frenzied breath.



Buy link: Predator’s Fire, Gemini Island Shifters 5, is available at http://www.lsbooks.com/predator-s-fire-p946.php
as well as Amazon, Kobo, ARE, B&N and other outlets.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Renea Mason...Symphony of Light Series

I am very pleased to welcome Renea Mason today as she shares a bit about her series Symphony of Light. Welcome, Renea!


Etopia Press
Symphony of Light and Winter
Symphony of Light Book One
Renea Mason
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Length: Novel
Word Count: 88,375
Page Count: 389
Price: 5.99
ISBN: 978-1-940223-10-0
Heat Level: 4
Release Date: 06/21/2013

Blurb
One woman. Seven men. All bound by one man’s undying devotion.
Fundraiser Linden Hill has a knack for reading people. She always knows which conversations will put a prospect at ease, which drink will loosen a patron’s lips—or his wallet, and how cleavage will make a donor sweeten the deal. She’s even foreseen her dateless weekends four hundred and sixty-four times in a row.
But ten years after watching life drain from her former mentor’s and first love’s eyes, her skills for divining the predictable are lost. When Cyril returns, he’s still gorgeous, but this time he’s beyond human, far less dead, and pissed. His lack of memory drives him to desperate acts, and his turbulent re-acquaintance with Linden pulls her into his war with a creature hell-bent on his destruction. His group of six supernatural men share a tantalizing secret, but despite the hunger, it’s love that leads her to sacrifice everything to save him…       


New Unique Paranormal Erotic Romance Series
He’s back from the dead.  She has a lot of explaining to do. Can they quench the passion long enough to survive the truth?

Ten years after watching life drain from her former first love’s eyes, Linden Hill’s skills for divining the predictable are lost. When Cyril returns, he’s still gorgeous, but this time he’s beyond human, far less dead, and pissed. His lack of memory drives him to desperate acts, and their turbulent re-acquaintance pulls Linden into his war with a creature hell-bent on his destruction. His group of six supernatural men share a tantalizing secret, but despite the hunger, it’s love that leads her to sacrifice everything to save him.    
Some readers have described Symphony of Light and Winter as Fifty Shades meets The Black Dagger Brotherhood and Twilight. While others say the Night Huntress meets the Dark Hunter series'. But most agree it's unlike any paranormal erotic romance they've ever read.
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*Print edition available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 

Etopia Press
Between the Waters
Symphony of Light Book Two
Renea Mason
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Length: Novel
Word Count: 63,434
Page Count: 317
Price: 5.99
Heat Level: 4
ISBN: 978-1-941692-06-6
Release Date: 5/16/2014


Magic is no match for love…

Trapped somewhere between life and death, demigod Cyril has lost the ability to communicate with his love. But not before giving her valuable lessons in magic, as well as his blessing to move on without him.

Coming to terms with Cyril’s absence isn’t easy, but Linden is doing her best to honor his wishes. Until she receives an unusual request from Moreaux, an estranged member of Cyril’s family. Bizarre things are going on with Mary, the former housekeeper, and Linden can’t let them go. But when her investigation leads to a mistake that nearly costs her life, Cyril’s best friend, Overton, steps in and violates a promise he made centuries before to bring her back from the dead.

Gratitude turns to comfort, comfort turns to desire, and desire leads Linden to a shocking revelation. In her charge to uncover the truth behind Mary and Moreaux, she discovers a spell she can’t undo without leaving wounds on her heart, wounds she knows will never heal…

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Biography

Renea Mason writes steamy romances to help even out the estrogen to testosterone imbalance caused by living in a house full of men.

When she isn’t putting pen to paper crafting sensual stories filled with supernatural and larger-than-life lovers, she spends time with her beyond-supportive husband, two wonderful sons and three loving but needy cats.

Awards and Recognition

Her debut novel, Symphony of Light and Winter, finished second for Best New Paranormal Series of 2013 in Paranormal Cravings’ Battle of the Books and received a third place award for Best New Paranormal Romance of 2013 in The Paranormal Romance Guild’s Reviewers Choice Awards.
It is also a finalist in several Romance Writers of America Chapter Competitions.
·         Second Place for Erotica/Romantica  for Write Touch Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Romance Writers – Romance Writers of America Chapter.
·         Finalist in the Paranormal category for the Passionate Plume Contest sponsored by the special interest chapter of the Romance Writers of America – Passionate Ink.
·         Finalist for Best First Book in the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award sponsored by the First Coast Romance Writers – Romance Writers of America Chapter
·         Finalist in the Heart of Denver Romance Writers of America Chapter’s Heart Aspen Gold Contest for Paranormal Romances.  Winners to be announced in October.
Reviews
“Renea Mason’s book has everything you could want—a unique world, a panty dropping alpha male, a gripping plot and seamless writing that would never let on this was her first novel.”
-      lbookbliss.com

“If you love Alexandra Ivy, Lara Adrian, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lynsay Sands, Laura Wright, and all those other amazing paranormal authors that I absolutely love with all my heart…then you will LOVE Renea Mason and her brand new “Symphony of Light” Series.”
-    BookReadsandReviews.com

“Linden is a feisty woman who is not afraid to stand up to Cyril, in spite of not knowing exactly what he is capable of. The book is keeps your interest throughout.  I recommend this book and hope that the next in the series comes out soon.”

 Paranormalromanceguild.com



Monday, 17 November 2014

KaLyn Cooper...Christmas in Cancun!

I am so excited to welcome friend and fellow Love, Lust and Laptops author KaLyn Cooper today. The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to start celebrating than with a sexy, holiday romance? As someone who has traveled many times to the Mayan Riviera, I can't wait to get my hands on this book.

Welcome KaLyn!



Christmas in Cancun – Where did that come from?

Sometimes I think I should have studied anthropology or archeology instead of journalism, marketing and sociology. But my multiple and varied interests may be blamed on my ADD.
Writing Christmas in Cancun seemed easy because I had studied the effect the Spanish invasion had on the Yucatan Peninsula. And my family has spent several Christmas vacations in Cancun.
As you may know, I write factual fiction. I base my stories in fact and allow the reader to decide where my imagination takes over.
I found it fascinating that the light emanating from the Mayan temple to the four goddesses drew the Conquistadores right to the island they later named Isla Mujeres, the Isle of Women. Until they found those golden statues and the silver, gold and jewels offered by desperate women to their deities, the men had found little of value in what they would soon claim for their queen as the New World.
As with many conquered societies, the Mayan women adopted the Virgin Mary as another female holy entity, someone else to pray to and receive sacrifices. It was a delightful surprise when I first dove on the underwater Madonna at the North end of Isla Mujeres. She stands on an outcropping of stone surrounded by coral in vibrant shades of red, swaying purple fans, mounds of yellow brain coral and constantly moving iridescent blue parrot fish. Schools of yellow fish pass by her, smaller silver fish flash in the clear turquois water and she stands serene in the constantly moving ocean.

Several miles down the mainland from Cancun, Rio Secreto, the Secret River, empties pristine water into the Caribbean Sea. All over the area they call the Riviera Maya you can find cenotes. These were created thousands of years ago when a river cave collapsed, exposing its endless supply of untainted water to the surface.

In Christmas in Cancun, I brought all these elements together and added the human drama of the Girard family in this action-packed romantic suspense that goes on sale December 1, 2014. It is the first of the “In Cancun” series. Look for a novella and two more novels next year.

BLURB
Busy building a new career with his catamaran company, former SEAL Jack Girard had all but forgotten about his grandfather’s quest to find the golden Mayan goddess statues until his brother’s beautiful widow, Jillian, and adorable daughter, Addison, arrive in Cancun with the research materials. His need to complete the family mission is almost as strong as his desire for Jillian.
Between raising her daughter alone and finishing her doctorate in Mayan anthropology, Jillian doesn’t have time for a man in her life. Although, after mourning her husband’s murder for two years, she’s ready for a man her bed.

An underwater Virgin Mary statue and centuries-old manuscripts lead the two of them through the Mayan Riviera and directly into danger.

During steamy Caribbean nights together, will they develop the ability to move on and discover the real treasure isn't gold?

Pre-Order today at

Email: KaLyn@KaLynCooper.com
Twitter: @KaLynCooperbooks
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/kalyncooper