Friday, 22 August 2014

Wands, Fangs and Wings- Final Day!




Welcome to the final day of
A Week of Wands, Fangs and Wings - A Paranormal Book Blog Tour!

What did you think? Has your #TBR list grown? Are you eager to get started on a few fabulous new books? We are too! And of course, everyone is dying to know: who won? Eleven books! Well… Keep checking the #wandsfangsandwings event on Facebook! The winner will be announced TONIGHT!

In closing, we just want to say thank you for stopping by. Thanks for taking the time to learn a little more about the minds behind all these exciting, intriguing books. We hope you enjoyed yourselves, and we hope you found your next read. If you did, please consider leaving a review on Goodreads or one of the big e-book websites. You all know how important those reviews are to authors – and other readers!

If you’re just joining us, well, you missed a hell of a party, but don’t worry. Feel free to peruse our blogs for the last seven days. And if you’re looking for something a little more quick, we’ve recapped each author and each book below. Do a little catch up and then choose a book, curl up and fall into a fantasy world. There are plenty to choose from here:

Our featured authors and their books:



Author Bio: Rachel Medhurst grew up in Surrey, England. She writes to prove that no matter where you come from, you can be anything you want to be. Your past may shape you, but it doesn't define you. When Rachel isn't writing, she can be found reading and walking in nature. 

Find Rachel at www.rachelmedhurst.com, on facebook Rachel Medhurst - Writer and on twitter @rachelmedhurst.


Book blurb: You don’t stop living when you die. 
Have you ever wondered what happens when you die? 

They're called Deadliners, they're spirits and they play fate with human lives. These 'deadline assignments' have karma, which must be cleared by the time they die. What the Deadliners don't know is that by helping others they are also clearing karma of their own. 

They're a strong family unit who would do anything for one another - until one of them has to take Danny's wife over to the other side. Will they be able to go through with it? The group finds themselves in unfamiliar territory as each one of them faces their toughest lesson since they've died: letting go. 
Danny loses control as his friends start doing what they want instead of their jobs. What was making them forget their training? Is there something darker going on? Never before had a Deadliner group been so torn apart by the challenges that each one had to face. 




Author Bio: Misti Murphy has lived in a fantasy world most of her life. She is often away with the faeries, the angels, vampires, shifters and dragons. 
Misti writes to give voice to her imaginary friends, who want a real life on paper, where they can be free to be themselves. 
When she's not writing, she is almost always reading anything she can get her hands on. She reads word like they are chocolate, and must be devoured in one sitting. 
She can often be found multi-tasking effortlessly while reading a book and spending time with her husband, four children and two dogs. 
She loves chocolate as much as she loves reading, and enjoys baking desserts that result in diabetic comas. In her downtime she procaffinates with friends and stalks Facebook. 

Speaking of, you can find Misti at https://www.mistimurphy.weebly.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mistileemurphy and on Twitter @mistileemurphy



Book Blurb:    Raven Mackenzie has a normal life, a great job in finances and a never-ending closet. At the end of a hard day the only thing she wants is to spend time with her best friend, Luke, her constant companion since they were teenagers. 

Ash is an Angel of Death and for thousands of years he’s been taking souls to the other side. Now he faces his toughest mission. He made a promise to Raven’s father, a promise he intends to keep. He must help Raven survive no matter what the cost. Even if it means taking her into a world he hates. 

When Raven meets Ash, her normal life is rocked to its core. No longer a human but an Angel of death, she is given a choice. She must decide between eternal torment and murder. 

As Raven’s world crumbles around her, she finds herself torn between the decision she must make, her past, and the future she wants. 

Will Raven be able to make the right choice before time runs out? 





Author bio:
A.J. Navarre lives in the smog-filled oasis of California's Central Valley, where she spends the days at a desk covered in paper and half-empty rum bottles. When she takes herself seriously, she writes stories that fall under paranormal, science fiction, and the spaces between. Witches casting spells through tattoos, werewolves falling in love with ghosts, shapeshifting rebels fighting against flesh-harvesting factories... The focus is wide, but the emphasis remains the same: fresh, passionate, character-driven stories.

Find A.J. at http://ajnavarre.wordpress.com/, at her Facebook page www.facebook.com/storyscribbler, and at Twitter @OutlineofAsh


Book blurb: Seventeen-year-old Nina Belmonte knows her way around death; as the daughter of wolf witches lost in a magical catastrophe when she was just a baby, she grew up used to fighting on her own, tooth and claw.

But her new next-door neighbor is something she’s never met, something that shouldn't exist. He’s a vampire; vicious, cunning, and determined to hunt her down and suck her dry. Nina knows she can’t beat him alone, but the only person willing to believe her is Gideon, a young renegade agent as mysterious as the magictech organization he once worked for. Despite the danger, his presence lights up her heart with hope—and maybe something more.

Death comes for everyone, but Nina never gives up without a fight. And if she and Gideon can’t hold off the vampire’s teeth, she’ll lose everything—her family, her chance at love, and her life.








Author Bio: Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author with Liquid Silver Books. Her books include For the Love of a God, Up In Flames, Sweet Hell, The Selkie, Sunburn and her newest, Predator’s Kiss. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.

Find Rosanna Leo at www.rosannaleo.blogspot.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rleoauthor1, and on Twitter @LeoRosanna

Rosanna has two books featured on our blog tour!


Book Blurb #1: Bear shifter Ryland Snow just wants peace. The peace and quiet afforded him at his woodsy retreat, the Ursa Fishing Lodge. As owner of the lodge, Ryland enjoys the tranquil life he’s created among his fellow shifters. He lives to maintain a safe haven for them, away from meddlesome human eyes.

When his rock star brother arrives, bringing trouble in the form of a possible hitman, Ryland is incensed. He’s been cleaning up Soren’s messes as long as he can remember, and is tired of his brother’s lecherous exploits.

Things go from bad to worse when Lia Goodblood stumbles upon Ryland and his lodge. Yes, the reclusive erotica author is easy on the eyes, but the human woman is more trouble than she’s worth. To say nothing of her bizarre fear of furry creatures.

Ryland determines to rid himself of her presence. But when he learns she’s on the run from a crazed fan, Ryland’s protective bear instincts flare. And the bear won’t be denied.

Predator’s Kiss is available at http://www.lsbooks.com/predators-kiss-p794.php and all ebooksellers.



Book Blurb #2:  For years, wolf shifter Bart Cairo has harbored secret feelings for his co-worker, Charlotte Moffatt. Even though he thinks he’s been discreet with his affections, everyone at Gemini Island’s Ursa Fishing Lodge knows he and Charlotte, a fellow wolf shifter, are meant to be mates. Everyone but Charlotte.

Charlotte couldn’t be less interested in mating. A free spirit, she wants nothing more than to succeed at her new career in the big city and leave small-town Gemini Island behind. However, she can’t deny Bart stirs up unwanted emotions inside her. Emotions she swore she’d never feel again.

The occasion of Bart’s family reunion compels him to assume new responsibilities, and to consider a role he never envisioned for himself. Family tensions rise to the surface as a new Alpha is proclaimed in his pack. And when old grudges escalate, Bart must stake his claim.

Charlotte resists as he stakes a claim on her as well. But when he begins to employ sexual tactics of temptation, she wonders if the only solution is submission to the enticing wolf man. Can she trust her heart again? And can they find their happy ending before an enemy cuts their story short?

Predator’s Claim is available at http://www.lsbooks.com/predators-claim-p889.php, ARE, Amazon, Kobo and other e-outlets.




Author Bio: Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a certified Trekkie. She’s also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these days, she’ll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy. Until then, she’s writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.

Book Blurb: Nik Epperstein’s alpha lost his mate two years ago and took an evil witch as his new bride. Ever since then, Eli’s leadership has become violent, bordering on insane. When Eli attacks him, Nik’s healing powers mysteriously vanish. He can’t defend himself, nor protect the wolf he secretly loves. Only through the help of a foul-mouthed witch and an overly-dramatic dwarf will he save her – but their assistance comes at a price.
Caroline has tried for two years to lure Nik into her bed and can’t understand his hesitation.  After all, she senses their mating bond loud and clear. Then Nik disappears. She confronts her father who tells her Nik is dead, and she’s next on the chopping block.  Without Nik to protect her, she flees the pack and is kidnapped by a man half her size.
Reunited at last, the young wolves have one last chance to ignite their bond. But love must wait when battle looms. Eli and his wife attack, and aren’t above using dirty tricks to win. If Nik and Caroline survive the battle, the dwarf and his wife will require them to make a promise that will change their lives forever.
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Author Bio: Tami Lund likes to live, love and laugh, and does her best to ensure the characters in her books do the same. After they’ve overcome a few seemingly insurmountable obstacles, of course. She’s written a few books, all of which are available through most e-book retailers. When she isn’t writing, she’s usually thinking up new plots and attempting to be interested in whatever her family is doing at the moment. You can stalk her at www.tamilund.com, on Facebook: AuthorTamiLund, and on Twitter @TamiLundAuthor.

Book Blurb: They were supposed to be enemies, not lovers. Tanner Lyons is a shifter without a pack, which is just the way he likes it—until he rescues Olivia Bennett, princess of the Lightbearers. Suddenly, he finds himself fighting an attraction that makes no sense, because Lightbearers and shifters have been mortal enemies since the beginning of time. Intrigue, adventure, magic, and passion – you’ll find it all in Into the Light, Book 1 of Tami Lund’s exciting new fantasy series, Lightbearers.


Shifters dominate the human world, while Lightbearers stay hidden away in their magically protected coterie. That is, until Olivia Bennett, princess of the Lightbearers, is captured by the most powerful shifter of them all—Quentin Lyons, who believes that to kill a Lightbearer is to inherit her magic.

His son, Tanner, doesn’t believe his father’s theory. In the ultimate betrayal, Tanner rescues Olivia and vows to return her to her home. Along the way, he discovers two other Lightbearers who have left the safety of the coterie, not to mention an attraction to the Lightbearer princess that becomes increasingly more difficult to ignore with each hour he spends in her company.

The attraction makes no sense. Lightbearers and shifters have been mortal enemies since the dawn of time. He’s supposed to feel the urge to kill her, not … well, you know.

Despite shifters who are out to kill them and Lightbearers who don’t trust them, Tanner and Olivia decide to take the chance and give in to their mutual attraction, only to discover that Olivia’s destiny has been predetermined, and it doesn’t include her shifter lover. They must decide if they are willing to risk it all, or if they can walk away from true love for the sake of the Lightbearer species.






Author Bio: Patricia D. Eddy has been a writer all of her life. She used to sit at her parents' kitchen counter at an Apple IIe typing out short stories. She even wrote a few on their old typewriter. But it wasn't until NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2011 that she ever came close to finishing a story she started.

Once that dam broke, the floodwaters never receded. Patricia sits down to write every evening after dinner and quite often sees midnight come and go before she heads to bed. She doesn't sleep much. But she wouldn't have it any other way.

Patricia is also a founding partner in PageCurl Publishing and Promotion, dedicated to helping all authors succeed without breaking the bank. In her spare (HA!) time she runs, bikes, swims, yogas, reads, and is terribly addicted to Doctor Who and Sherlock. Apparently she has a thing for quirky British men.

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Patricia has TWO books featured on this tour!



On a trip to the United States, Italian vampire Nicola Angliatti discovers a lost little girl in the forests of Washington state. Before he can return Evangeline to her camp, a shot rings out. Silver burns through him and he learns that the girl was bait, used unknowingly by her father to trap a vampire.

An extremist religious group, the Hand of God, is developing a serum to stay the vampires' quick healing, effectively turning them mortal. Believing all vampires to be soulless bloodsuckers, they've gone as far as they can without a live test subject and now that they've captured Nicola, they're certain of their success.

Years later, near death, Nicola is discovered by that same little girl, now grown. The attraction between the two of them is instant and inexplicable. Can Evangeline free Nicola from his silver bonds? And if she does, what will happen between them?

Warning: The author cannot be held responsible for a sudden desire to learn Italian or fantasize about hot, sexy vampires while reading this book. Intended for readers over 18.



Book Blurb #2: By the Fates, Freed


Blurb:
An ancient prophecy. A secret clan determined to see the world returned to war. A witch marked for death.

Ealasaid has just come of age when the devil clan binds her. They steal her name, her voice, and her virtue. Her magic suppressed, she is held in the dark for ten long years, tortured and alone. She prays for a death she knows will never come.

Raven is a powerful warlock, but though he has made a name for himself as a finder and a protector, he is unfulfilled. When the Fates send him to the witch, he has only to touch her to discover that she is his mate, the one he is fated to love for all eternity. He must free her and protect her or his life will be over.

Once freed, Ealasaid fights against the darkness that still threatens. The fate of the world rests on her scarred shoulders, but with Raven by her side to share the burden, can she triumph?

Warning: This book contains several graphic scenes of physical and sexual torture and is intended for readers over 18. The first two chapters are intended to be difficult to read and should not be read by sensitive readers.








Author Bio: Rebekah is an award-winning author. Her novel Dead Awakenings, debuted in January 2014. Red the Were Hunter, the first in her Farielle Series, released in May and the second book Snow the Vampire Slayer will be releasing on September 22, 2014. And her trilogy The Society will be released in 2015 by Kensington's Lyrical Press.

Rebekah is the VP of Communications of the RWA FFP Chapter as well as a member of her local Los Angeles and Orange County chapters. In her spare time when she isn't writing you can find her moderating on SavvyAuthors.com or hanging out with her husband, four children and her English Bulldog, rabbit, two bearded dragons, and two tortoises. The escaped snake has yet to be found.



Rebekah has TWO books featured on our blog tour!


#1 Book Blurb: Evaine, a struggling New York theater student, enters an unsanctioned drug trial to pay bills.  She wakes up in a derelict hospital, chained to a bed with no memory of who she is, or how she got there.  A band of pale skinned men, led by the gorgeous Luca, burst in, whisking her away to the safety of Haven House.
At Haven House, Evaine is introduced to The Family and told that due to the drug trials she has become a Deader, a reanimated Undead.
Luca is hell-bent on stopping the experimentations, and killing those responsible. He has no time for a Newborn who is struggling to control her rages, hunger, and powers. Nor does he have time to deal with the feelings she’s awakening within him.
Evaine and Luca find their connection intensifying when suddenly, she remembers not only who she is, but also her fiancĂ©, Tristan; who is still looking for her.  Now Evaine is torn between her first love and her new heart’s desire.
By running back to Tristan she puts everyone in danger, and Luca suspects Evaine is the key to the experiments when a rogue faction of Deaders, called Feeders, attempt to kidnap her. Can everyone must band together to keep Evaine off the cutting table of those she escaped from? Or will second death tear her away from everyone, for good?

#2 Book Blurb: What if you were the key to an ancient prophecy that would begin to heal your lands, but fulfilling your destiny meant you had to turn your back on everything you'd been taught to believe in?
 Redlynn of Volkzene, member of the Sisterhood of Red, is heartbroken to discover another girl kidnapped and her best friend slain by werewolves. Defying the head of her order, she sets out to kill the beast she believes responsible.  The King of the Weres-- But there are worse things in Wolvenglen Forest than the wolves.
Adrian, reluctant heir to the throne of Wolvenglen, and his band of wolf brothers are bound to protect the humans; especially the Sisterhood. Finding Redlynn unconscious in his woods, awakens in him a passion he's never before experienced and a protective instinct that has him ready to turn on his own men. Problem is, a female is the last thing Adrian needs complicating his life.  
But all is not as it seems in Wolvenglen Forest and to save the missing girls before time runs out, Redlynn and Adrian must move past their inner demons and learn to trust each other. In the search for vengeance however, sometimes you must give up what you desire most.
Red the Were Hunter won 2nd Place in the Hook, Line and Sinker Contest and 2nd Place in the Great Beginnings Contest.



Ready to read yet? Well, what are you waiting for?


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Wands, Fangs and Wings Day 7!


Welcome to DAY SEVEN of A Week of Wands, Fangs and Wings - A Paranormal Book Blog Tour!

Every day this week we have featured books by EIGHT different authors. What kind of books? Paranormal! What do we mean by paranormal? Well, just as the title implies: wands, fangs, wings and everything in between. Pretty much, if it isn’t real, it might be here. If you enjoy reading all things paranormal, we are about to hand you heaven on a gilded plate. Or, at least, on your e-reader.

What do we have in store for you? Excerpts from cool books. A fun Q&A session with the even-cooler authors who wrote them. A rafflecopter contest in which you could win a total of ELEVEN e-books. Wait, let’s note that again, just for clarification.

Eleven. Books. Free.

Score!

The contest closes at midnight tonight (EST), and the winner will be announced Friday evening, so don’t forget to enter. As if you would. In the meantime, let’s learn about Rebekah Ganiere.


A few of Rebekah’s books have won awards. Dead Awakenings debuted in January, Red the Were Hunter in May and she has another, Snow the Vampire Slayer, releasing on September 22, not to mention a trilogy called The Society, which is scheduled to be released in 2015.

Follow her on social media to keep up with all the latest releases: website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ And on SavvyAuthors.com.

Rebekah answers a few questions for us as well…

1. Red or White? Red! Always Red!
2. Do you have an actor in mind to play the hero when your book becomes a movie? If so, who? Yes! I always have someone in mind when I write a hero! For Dead Awakenings in the beginning I patterned Luca after Prince Nuada from Hellboy II. And then I saw Hello on Wheels and loved Anson Mount as Luca. Though my friends say he is too old to play Luca. For Adrian, in Red the Were Hunter, I like Henry Cavill, Sigh...Superman!
3. E-book or print? I love the price of E-books but I'd rather hold a book in my hands every day of the week. Of course my hubby wishes I liked e-books more because of how many books I have.
4. Fave paranormal being? Vampires, Love em!
5. Sweet or spicy? Spicy! Always Spicy. I have only ever read one sweet that I really enjoyed.

Don’t you just love learning a little something about the authors who write the books you like to read? Speaking of, Rebekah has two books on this blog tour, Dead Awakenings and Red the Were Hunter. A little taste of each is below:

From Red the Were Hunter…

“Where am I?” asked Redlynn
“In Wolvenglen,” replied Adrian.
“Who in their right mind would live in Wolvenglen? Don't you know there are Weres out here?”
“Please, put down the knife.” He motioned to the knife Redlynn had forgotten she was pointing at him.
She glanced at it and weighed it in her hand. It was solid. Her hunting knife was larger, but she could make do with it if need be.
“Where are my things? I need to go.”
“Hanna, our healer, will bring them in the morning when she comes to check on you, and bring you a change of clothes.”
Still holding the knife, she reached up and touched her collarbone, underneath her cloak. A bandage covered the wound. It was tender. Peeling it away, she assessed what she could see of the damage.
“I wouldn’t do that,” he warned.
Redlynn gave him a hard stare and went back to inspecting the wound. She stuck her fingers in the salve and rolled it between her thumb and forefinger, smelling it.
“Comfrey and calendula.” Pulling at the green leaves, she winced as they ripped a piece of skin and seeped. Smelling the leaves, she put them in her mouth and chewed them before spitting them out. “Fernblend. Did she do that?”
“No, I did.”
“Don't you know you have to keep it wet?”
“I thought saving your life was more important,” he bit back. “You were in bad shape when I found you.”
“Well when I scrub it off, I am going to wish I were dead. Where did you find me, anyway?”
“Listen.” He took a deep breath. His eyes softened and his voice gentled. “I was trying to help you. It was one of the few things I remember my mother teaching me about herbs.”
“Your mother's a healer?”
“Was. Now, will you please lie down before you pass out? You lost a lot of blood.”
“I've had worse,” Redlynn lied. “I need to get my things and be on my way.”
“You need to rest. You can barely hold that knife, let alone walk through the forest.”
“I'll be fine.”
He stepped out of her way. “Very well. You are free to leave.” He motioned to the door.
Was this a joke? Was he really going to let her go? Gripping the knife, she took several steady steps toward the exit before her knees buckled. He caught her around the waist, sending a shockwave of tingles through her body.
His musky scent mixed in her nostrils and her head lightened again. His body wasn't just warm, it was hot; he was a fire in his own right.
“Let go,” she said softly.
“I was merely keeping you from further injuring yourself.”
His light blue tunic opened in a “v” and his chiseled, hairless chest peaked out beneath. Her eyes locked with his. He hadn't shaved in a day or two; the whiskers looked ruggedly good on him. His face wore an expression she'd never seen aimed at her before. Desire. The butterflies in her stomach danced and spun. His face was so close as he studied her features.
“Please, let go,” she choked, her voice raw with tension.
He continued to stare at her for a moment more, and then swooped her into his arms as if she were a child. She stiffened at the press of his body against hers.
Her heart thundered in her chest. A man had never held her before. “Let go of me.” She pushed at his chest and tried to twist from his grip. The movement made her dizzy again.
“Stop, before I drop you,” he said. He pushed the curtains aside, and laid her where she'd started.
Redlynn's mind whirled as she lay on the bed. The scent of his skin lingered near her. She swallowed hard. He'd touched her. No man had ever wanted to touch her before.


And here is the excerpt from Dead Awakenings:


Luca was silent for a long time, as if struggling with something. She tuned into his feelings. He was tired, scared, excited. Finally he broke down, and she felt him resign. “I was worried about you. You had a seizure after you passed out and I was concerned, so I stayed.” Luca ran his hands over his face and then back through his hair. He sighed. “There’s something about you. I’m drawn to you in a way that I don’t want to be. You make me feel in ways that I haven’t for a long time. I never thought these emotions would be awakened in me again, but now they have, whether I like it or not. I feel protective of you, possessive even. As though you were meant to be mine.” He took a step closer to her and then another. Evaine's body responded to his close proximity. Her mouth grew dry, and she tried to swallow.
He lifted his hand slowly and pushed the hair back from her face. The intensity of his gaze burned into her. Something stirred within her. A fire in her belly that made her head swim and her thighs go weak. Luca’s pupils contracted and then narrowed to slits. He caressed her cheek and brought his lips within inches of her. He bent his face to her hair and smelled it, inhaling deeply, and then skimmed down her neck. The fire within her burned. Before she could think about what she was doing or what it all meant, she turned her head and pushed herself forward till her lips met his. He tangled his hand in her long mane in an instant. His other arm wrapped around her, lifting her off the ground and pushing her into the wall. She pressed into him harder, her body exploding at his touch. She gripped the back of his head with all of their strength. He pulled her tight to him. She couldn’t think straight. All of her pain, her fear, her frustration, and her passion poured from her core into him. His emotions swam in her head. All of his pent-up loneliness and sadness melted away. Giving in to his want, his need to be with her and to have her as his own. She took everything he gave. He turned and fell on top of her on the mattress.
She wanted nothing more than to rip his clothes off. The weight of his body hovered over her as he kissed her head, her nose, her neck, her cheeks, her lips. He moved his hands along the thin fabric of her shirt, making parts of her wake up and beg to be touched. The muscles of his back tensed as she raked his skin with her nails through his shirt. He let out a moan and grabbed her hip bones. He was everywhere, and she only wanted more of him.

Wait – that’s it? Damn. Guess we need to provide the book links now:



If you still want to give it a shot – a chance to win ELEVEN e-books – don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter contest. Do it before midnight eastern!