Is it the strong, sure way that he touches his heroine? Is it the confidence he exudes? Their feral and all-consuming methods of lovemaking? The effortless way they control and take charge of a situation? Or is it simply in a woman’s nature to gravitate toward the “bad boys” that we know are bad for us?
Whatever it is...I’ve always loved bad boys. While, we don’t always marry the wild child, they can be a lot of fun! As authors, I think we’re becoming more conscious of how we portray our alphas. Bad boys now have a sensitive side that makes them even more appealing.
I mean...what woman wouldn’t relish a man defeating the villain to defend her honor, then taking her somewhere and making mad passionate love to her?
The Progeny Series is about finding oneself and growing into your destiny. Ascher and Shauna’s characters change and grow in each book. The series is also about the different types of love—a human mother’s love and sacrifice, Ascher’s love for his vampire clan, sisterhood, brotherhood, and the love of a man for a woman. It was very important to me that there be strong family bonds in this series. But one of the centrifugal threads that weave through this series is the emergence of Ascher’s Alpha instincts.
I love books where we meet strong kick-ass alpha vampires, but I wanted to do something completely different. Instead of the reader meeting Ascher as he will be by the end of the series, I wanted them to go on a journey of discovery with him.
Promo giveaway of an historical romance novella of A Ravishing Redhead by Jillian Eaton
Blurb On her wedding night Margaret’s husband took something infinitely precious from her before he disappeared to parts unknown… No, not her virginity. Her dowry! Now she is stuck at his rundown estate without a penny to her name and enough time on her hands to think up a thousand different ways to get revenge against the man who duped her and dumped her.
Henry saw only one way out of his family's gambling debts: to marry a wealthy heiress. Now after nearly a year spent abroad recouping his losses and building a new fortune, he can only vaguely recall what his wife looks like. He remembers her as a sweet, shy girl with beautiful auburn hair and lovely blue eyes. Who then is this entrancing red haired hellion that dresses like a man and swears like a sailor?
Greed and secrets tore them apart. Now fate has brought them back together. Can two strangers find love after marriage? Or will their differences prove too difficult to overcome despite their sizzling chemistry? Find out in "A Ravishing Redhead", the second novella in the Wedded Women Quartet!
Excerpt: Destroyed by a fire and recently rebuilt, the ten stall barn was the only building on the property that had not fallen into a state of disrepair and Margaret was determined to keep it that way. She called each horse by name as she strolled down the freshly raked aisle and one by one they popped their heads over their stall doors to greet her with warm nickers of affection.
Hay was piled neatly at the end of the barn. Filling a wheelbarrow with the sweet smelling dried grass, she fed each horse in turn and when they were all nibbling at their hay exchanged the wheelbarrow for a large bucket of oats. She soaked Poppy’s grain for the old draft mare had little teeth left to chew with, and opened up all of the stalls to let the horses out into their evening grazing pasture when they were finished eating. They filed past her one by one, too used to their daily routine to raise a fuss, and she followed them out to swing the gate closed behind them.
Now came the not so pleasant part, but it had to be done, and after scooping her hair up underneath a floppy hat and rolling up her shirt sleeves, Margaret fetched another wheelbarrow and began mucking out the stalls.
It was hard labor, but she enjoyed the simple quietness of it. A wry smile captured her lips as she remembered how her muscles had screamed in protest when she had first taken over care of the entire stables, but now her arms were strong and easily capable of dumping manure and hauling pails of water to and from the stalls.
She was nearly finished when an unfamiliar whinny rang through the air. Still holding her pitchfork, Margaret poked her head out the front aisle way and watched with interest as a gleaming bay approached. She was so entranced by the horse’s fine build and elegant way of moving that she didn’t even notice the rider until he dropped to the ground in front of her and placed the horse’s reins in her hands.
“Here,” he said, looking past her. “Cool him out and groom him.”
Margaret bit the inside of her cheek to keep from laughing. Oh, she noticed the rider now all right, although he certainly did not notice her. “Would you have me feed him as well?” she asked, deliberately speaking in a low voice.
“Yes, of course,” said the rider in a short, clipped tone. “And have him tacked again in an hour. I will not be staying here long.”
“Might I ask why?”
The rider turned and leveled dark green eyes on her. Margaret held her breath, waiting for him to recognize her, but he merely reached in his pocket and tossed her two coins which she reached out to catch automatically. “Cool him out, groom him, and feed him. I will be back in an hour.”
Without another word he walked away towards the house. Margaret stared after him in wordless disbelief, certain at any moment he was going to turn around and come back. When the front door slammed behind him, she shook her head.
I am looking for reviewers that can read mainly paranormal romance and erotic paranormal romance. We do get a few other sub-genres in, but not a whole lot. This is an adult romance blog and I like to stick to that category, so no young adult.
Please, don’t contact me unless your serious about doing this. I have had several want to do it and take a book and never heard from them again. That’s not fair to me, I have to answer to the author or publisher. Most people thinks this is just something fun but it’s not it’s work and authors are counting on us to be honest and on time, as I am as the blog owner. I need people who wants to do this all the time and be serious about it.
I do have to limit this to US and Canada residents only, reason I can't afford to mail books international.
There is one requirement, I'll need to talk to you over the phone and it takes a bit of time to go over things.
So, if you think you want to do this please email me and well go from there.
Title: Lace & Leather
Author: Leanore Elliott
Source: Won copy
Genre: Erotic-Paranormal Western - Time-Travel
Format: ebook - 125 pages
Release Date: March 26th 2012 Author's Website
AN EROTIC PARANORMAL WESTERN
A Hot Ride Through The Wild Frontier…
Jess (Leather) was on a bloody trail to track down his father's savage killers. A woman unlike any he’d ever known before, seems to appear out of the blue and captures his attention. But is she his to keep? Will he give her up to have his revenge?
Time Travel as a plot device for television, movies or books, seems to ebb and flow in popularity. But the concept itself is fascinating and always appealed to me. Visiting different periods in time, the romance and adventure of being caught up in another era opens up a lot of possibilities.
Timeless Love is a sequel to Timeless Heart (both from Evernight Publishing) and follows the only woman passenger in the carriage. I thought I would be different and instead of having the heroine go back in time as they do in most time travel romances, I would send mine into the future. But not too far, Lady Catherine Worthington lands in 1969!
Tessa is holding an all day online book release party of Blood Possessions. Please visit her site for a chance to win an autographed copy along with other features like free chapters and trailer of the book.