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May 31, 2013

Tour Stop Review + Giveaway: Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster

Series: London Steampunk 2
Format: Digital ARC
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Release Date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: NetGalley c/o Sourcebooks
Genre: Steampunk
In Victorian London, if you’re not a blue blood of the Echelon then you’re nothing at all. The Great Houses rule the city with an iron fist, imposing their strict ‘blood taxes’ on the nation, and the Queen is merely a puppet on a string…

Lena Todd makes the perfect spy. Nobody suspects the flirtatious debutante could be a sympathizer for the humanist movement haunting London’s vicious blue blood elite. Not even the ruthless Will Carver, the one man she can’t twist around her little finger, and the one man whose kiss she can’t forget…

Stricken with the loupe and considered little more than a slave-without-a-collar to the blue bloods, Will wants nothing to do with the Echelon or the dangerous beauty who drives him to the very edge of control. But when he finds a coded letter on Lena—a code that matches one he saw on a fire-bombing suspect—he realizes she’s in trouble. To protect her, he must seduce the truth from her.

With the humanists looking to start a war with the Echelon, Lena and Will must race against time—and an automaton army—to stop the humanist plot before it’s too late. But as they fight to save a city on the brink of revolution, the greatest danger might just be to their hearts.

Now I know what the mad gushing is all about! London Steampunk is one heart pounding series thanks to the sexy characters and non-stop action. If you haven't had the pleasure of reading Bec McMaster's series, it's a lot like Kristen Callihan's Darkest London, knicker-bunching historical romance with a good dash of steampunk paranormalcy. 

I binged on the series, reading the books and the novella in succession and like most recent readers, I have no idea why I waited so long to read McMaster?! A few mentions before I move to HEART OF IRON. Kiss of Steel is book 1 and a wonderful intro to the series. Blade is one sexy motha and the world building is fantastic! I love how McMaster didn't clutter it with automatons and impossible gadgetries and instead focused on the myth of blue bloods, vampirism and the Echelon. The series as a whole is very character driven and each personality is very distinct especially Blade's posse. I'm not a big fan of the infamous cockney accent but with Blade, Rip and Will, I won't have it any other way. I also appreciate how McMaster gave the very loyal Esme, Blade's housekeeper, her own HEA in Tarnished Knight. And for those who are thinking of skipping the novella, I suggest you don't. It holds critical events that kick started Will and Lena's story in HEART OF IRON.
All these games you play... I wonder what you'd do if I played 'em back? - Will
I liked HEART OF IRON better than Kiss of Steel. Although Helena Todd exasperated me at first with her social climbing tendencies and tireless teasing, I have to admire her chutzpah. The girl is brave and has more moxie than her big sister, Honoria, she's perfect for the verwulven, Will! At first I thought Lena is some harebrained debutante, bent on scoring a rich patron that will spoil her with every luxury London can give. I'm so happy to be proven wrong because Lena is not only a clockwork engineer (although McMaster didn't necessarily use this term) but an activist too! I'm all for girl power and I can't help but admire Lena and her many facets. Her loyalty to her family coupled with good intentions, though misguided at first, is impressive. The girl is very cunning and resourceful, she'll make for a great spy!

Will for his part is such a sweetheart! Despite being a werewolf, he's far from domineering. He's very loyal to Blade and protective of Lena. He made my heart ache on several instances when Lena continued to tease him and he just sat there suppressing his desires for her because he knows being with her will not only ruin Lena's reputation but will make her an outcast as well. Unrequited love or even the infinitesimal possibility of it is a bitch and my heart went out to Will the entire time Lena was dangling herself in front of him. That said, the sexual tension in HEART OF IRON is a killer! Midway I was having blue balls from all the make out sessions Will and Lena were doing and for a pair of virgins, these two are far from innocents!

HEART OF IRON or London Steampunk for that matter is a terrific series a lot of you will love!  The tightly coiled romantic tension, the impressive world building, the fantastic character developments, heart-pounding action and layered plot will have you flipping the pages non-stop, peeing, sleeping and eating is optional LOL. But seriously, I adore how cohesive the books are in the sense that we still get to see characters from previous books and read how they're living their HEA's. McMaster built a world with a continuous, streamlined timeline, it's one of the best world building I've ever read thus far. 

Now book 3, My Lady Quicksilver (October 1, 2013 as per Goodreads), is about Rosalind and Lynch but I'm hoping that book 4, Forged by Desire (August 2014), will be Leo Barrons and Lady Aramina's story. These two made my heart go pitter-patter and despite the rivalry of their houses, it's quite obvious they have the hots for each other. I'm still a sucker for forbidden love and I have a feeling if these two  do decide to hook up, it'll be epic!



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My name is Bec McMaster and I live in a small country town in Victoria, Australia, with my boyfriend and a beautiful dog named Kobe. I grew up either with my nose in a book or writing, and never understood why other people didn’t get to watch ‘all the movies in their heads’. Following a lifelong love affair with fantasy, I discovered romance at the age of sixteen and haven’t looked back.

When I’m not writing I like to read, go hiking with my boyfriend, pore over travel brochures, and go to the gym. I’m addicted to travel and love to set my books in foreign places. It’s the next best thing to travelling there. One day I vow to see the entire world, whether it’s by plane, paper or imagination.

As a multiple finalist in RWA contests, I’ve had the pleasure of winning the unpublished RWAustralia Emerald, the RWNZ Clendon, the Georgia Romance Writers Maggies, the Winter Rose Award, and the Valley Forge Sheila. I’m a member of RWA (USA, Australia and New Zealand) and am represented by Jessica Faust of BookEnds; LLC.

I’m so grateful to get this chance to pursue my dream, so thank you to everyone who reads my books. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing them!

Love,
Bec
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Sourcebooks is giving away a print copy of
KISS OF STEEL
to one lucky Supie!
Contest open to US/CA only, ends June 7.

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Release Party + Giveaway: Keeper Of The Wolves by Cheree Alsop

Keeper of the Wolves
Cheree Alsop
Self-published
May 25, 2013
Urban Fantasy
“I had been away from the fall of moonlight and the glow of the stars so long I forgot how real I felt beneath their quiet contemplation.”

Victus, a wolf forced to change to the form of a man in the moonlight, lost everything the night he was captured. Caged and beaten, he quickly learned the darkest depths of the human soul. But when blue eyes and a soft smile threatened to steal his heart along with freeing him, he was torn between two worlds.

Victus has to decide if he can trust his fierce instincts to protect the girl, or if he should run away with the wolf pack whose loyalty kept him alive. When a terror appears that threatens to destroy them all, Victus’ decision may be the only thing that can protect those he cares about.

A true love story, Keeper of the Wolves takes love and sacrifice to a new level. Victus faces the ultimate truth: in finding love, one must truly be prepared to put everything on the line in order to not lose it again.

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Factoid


  • I ride a CBR 600 to clear my head

  • I love anything chocolate (currently chocolate ice cream with brownie chunks)

  • I carry my little computer around and write wherever I find a moment- while my car's getting fixed, at the park while my kids play, waiting in the airport, at my husband's clinic, anywhere! (It's the only way to get anything done)

  • I used to work for doTERRA Essential Oils and Young Living Essential Oils as a ghost writer and project manager

  • Robin Hobb and Patrick Rothfuss are two of my favorite authors.


Cheree Alsop is the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter and two amazing twin sons who fill every day with light and laughter. She married her best friend, Michael, who changes lives each day in his Chiropractic clinic. Cheree is currently working as a free-lance writer and mother. She enjoys reading, riding her Ninja motorcycle on warm nights, and rocking her twins while planning her next book. She is also an aspiring drummer and bass player for her husband’s garage band.

Cheree and Michael live in Utah where they rock out, enjoy the outdoors, plan great adventures, and never stop dreaming.

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To celebrate her latest book's release, Cheree is giving away 3 digital copies of 
Keeper of the Wolves
via Smashwords
Contest open internationally, ends June 7

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May 30, 2013

Bookmark + Spells: Andromeda Rising by James Ramsey


Today we have the pleasure of featuring one of our Supies,
James Ramsey and her latest novel, Andromeda Rising.


Andromeda Rising
James Ramsey
Self-published
May 2013
I should have been paying attention. Growing up on the run from religious fanatics gave me more than a few good reasons to be careful, but I was just too tired to be as vigilant as I should have been. My mind was occupied with my latest case—a missing nine year old girl. I was usually good at my job, but sometimes I needed a little extra help from magick. I always managed to track down a cheating spouse or the occasional runaway, but now it seemed more children were missing from the streets of Seattle and nothing I did worked.


A cat jumped on my shoulder and jerked me from my exhaustion induced stupor. I spun into a defensive crouch only to see the cat had landed on the sidewalk behind me.


Time seemed to stop for a moment when the cat spoke.


“RUN!”


My name is Jocelyn Matthews and if I live through tonight, I’ll tell you all about my life as a witch.


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For the past ten years, Jocelyn has been living as a closet witch in Seattle. When the Inquisitors that have been after her from the time she was nine finally manage to find her, Jocelyn is thrust into a world she never guessed existed. From talking cats to dark elves, she'll have to do something she's never done before: trust someone other than herself. If she wants to find the children that have been going missing all over the city, she'll have to open her eyes to the bigger picture and find her place, not only for her safety but for the city as well.



Just when I get a chance to get caught up on some sleep! So, James is rather shy and woke me up to talk about the spells you’re asking for. Lemme get some coffee first… Shut it James! You’re worse than me when it comes to coffee, and you’re the one that’s too chicken to talk to all these nice people! You can freaking wait. You realize Mateo is going to kill me if he finds out I did this interview, right?

*sips her coffee happily* Okay, that’s better.

In case you don’t know, or haven’t met me yet, my name is Jocelyn Matthews. I’ve been living in Seattle for most of my life as a closet witch.

Before Mateo showed up, everything I knew about Wicca and witchcraft came from books and the internet. I even tried joining a coven once but…well our views on the Goddess differed, as did our views on the necessity for clothing. Widely. But that’s a story for another day. Over drinks – a lot of drinks.

Now, first on the list is a love spell. I’m sorry, but I can’t help you out with that one. It’s not that love spells don’t exist. I’m sure they do, but as a follower of the Goddess, I believe in the adage: Do No Harm.

You may be thinking what harm can a love spell do? Love isn’t bad.

You’re right. The world could use a little more love, but casting a spell on someone that forces them to love you takes away their free will. What if they love someone else? What if by forcing them to love you, you are missing out on a deep and true love from someone else? Love freely given is a gift. If it's forced then you never really know if they loved you at all. There are repercussions to messing with someone’s free will. Like ripples in a pond, the effects can be far reaching. It’s kind of like that whole theory about a butterfly farting in Hawaii causing a hurricane in Florida or something.

Next up was a cleansing spell, right? There are any number of cleansing spells to choose from, depending on what it is you’re trying to purify. The simplest way is to take a broom... What? You thought they were just a part of the shtick? Witches use brooms for flying around on? Please! They do have a practical purpose, you know.

As I was saying, take your broom and sweep the area you need cleansed from west to east. Collect the debris and burn it, tossing the ashes outside and away from the area you just cleansed. Burning a white sage smudge stick is a great spiritual cleanser. Thousands of years of Native American tradition can’t be wrong.

The last spell you asked for was a location spell. Again, it depends on what it is you’re trying to locate. Since the spell for locating people is covered in James’ book, I’ll go over locating an object.

Mateo recently taught me that my location spells will be stronger if I do them inside a circle. You can cast a salt circle or you can use candles. You use four candles, preferably blue; a wide mouth cup or bowl of water three quarters full; and any of the following incenses: camphor, jasmine, sandalwood, or thyme. They all represent water and will help with the spell. Place all four candles around you within arms’ reach, one at each meridian point. Sit in the middle of your circle, facing the direction of your nearest ocean, and place the bowl of water in front of you. Light the four candles, starting with the one nearest the ocean followed by the others in a clockwise direction, and then light the incense.

Take your middle finger and the second finger on your dominant hand and swirl the water clockwise slowly, starting and ending with the direction closest to the ocean. Concentrate on the lost item, visualizing it in your mind. Repeat the incantation while you visualize.

What is lost must now be found,

take my luck and turn it around.

What is lost must now be found,


take my luck and turn it around.
What is lost must now be found,
take my luck and turn it around.
What is lost must now be found,
take my luck and turn it around.
I now invoke the law of three,
What once was lost be revealed to me.
Staring deep into the swirling water of the bowl should reveal the location of the lost item.

You can also adapt the scrying method in I use in James’ book Andromeda Rising to find lost items. Sometimes it is a matter of trial and error to find the spell that works best for you. Spells are something you need to feel connected to for them to work. Of course it helps if you are a Danaan, a natural witch. But don’t tell Mateo that I told you what I am. It’s too early for me to deal with one of his lectures.



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What is there to say?

Mom always said I was creative. (I know, she has to say that) I have been a rabid book junkie since…well birth. True story. I blame grandpa. He owned a bookstore which is like winning a literary lover’s lottery! My earliest memories are of paging through a book as mom drove me to grandma’s house to be babysat while mom was at work. It was a forty-five minute commute at best so a change of clothes was generally required because I refused to put the book down even though it made me car-sick to read. Yeah I was addicted. Again, I blame grandpa.

All my life I could be found with a book in my hand. Now with the invention of the e-reader I can take an entire library with me.

Eventually my income fell short of my desire for new reading material and I turned to writing. Hopefully you’ll enjoy going on my adventures with me.


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Writer Wrangler: Alexandra Allred


The Reality of Everyday Monsters
(Forget your werewolves and vampires, these people are scary!)

by Alexandra Allred


I was on the US women's bobsled team and had trained dogs professionally before my turn at fiction so my books were primarily extreme sports, how-to, self help, training while pregnant and how to train your cute little puppy books. I even penned a cat book. There was an agent in L.A. who was familiar with my work so when I wrote White Trash I decided to send him a copy. What the heck.

I repeat. He was aware of my 'you go, girl!' and 'nice puppy dog' books. Four days after I sent him the book that included murder, blackmail, drugs, gun running, addiction, molestation, lies, deceit, insurance fraud and racial profiling, he said, "Were you on crack when you wrote this?"

I thought I caught a hint of pleasure in his voice so I went with it.

"Um ... yes?"

He was having such a great time laughing at the scenarios that I didn't have the heart to tell him I was completely sober when I wrote the book. In fact, the entire premise of the book had been quite sobering. I was standing in a store, fairly new to the state of Texas, when an adorable black child toddled before me. Both she and her parents were gorgeous. The woman next to me remarked, "Oh, what a cute little niglet."

Did she just say that? Did I just hear that? But instead of speaking up or speaking out, I went mute. I was so stunned by what I had heard that I said nothing and for days that haunted me. I was so mad at myself for saying nothing that the word "niglet" would not leave my head.


One of the many fun things about reading fantasy with pages filled with vampires and werewolves, demons and zombies, is that you know your bad guy. The face contorts, the body mutates, fangs and claws emerge and terror fills the heart. I love that! Even then it becomes complicated. Seemingly monstrous bad guys can be good guys, in search of souls and redemption. But MY bad guys were suddenly much too real.


How do you deal with people who denounce those on welfare yet routinely scam insurance companies? How do you reckon with people who never miss a church sermon yet loathe their neighbors because of their race and/or religion?

Answer: Throw in some fainting goats, a bigoted cop, citizens who routinely have pee-pee holding contests, a smokin' hot trash man, death by port-a-potty, a squirrel loathing neighbor, a nosy reporter and you're knee deep in White Trash. Humor is the only way to defeat these monsters and appreciate the world around us.

As is always the criteria for a true heroine in fantasy novels, Thia Franks fights her own demons as she faces the monsters of her hometown. "Then, with everything going my way, I took a little sidestep , following the footsteps of my ancestors. With success and financial independence all but locked up, the ancient spirit of my grandmother and her mother and her mother awakened inside me. I ran right out and got pregnant. Well, I didn't run. I was too drunk to run, actually.... I was twenty-four years old and, I thought, the dream was dead. The only place that really looked good now was the very place I had damned to hell and to which I had sworn never to return."

Be afraid. Be very afraid.




Alexandra Allred has a penchant for tackling relevant socio-political issues via intelligent humor. 
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Alexandra Allred’s writing career began following a stint on the US women’s bobsled team. After being named “Athlete of the Year” by the United States Olympic Committee, she became an adventure writer. While writing for a variety of national publications, she test drove the Volvo Gravity Car, donned a dog attack suit, played professional women’s football, and even outran a beefalo mix (that’s a buffalo/cow mix to you city folk).

She turned to fiction writing using her rural Texas homestead as fodder for storytelling. When not writing, she lobbies for healthy children. Allred lives outside Dallas, Texas, with her husband, children, and a plethora of animals.


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Tour Stop Review + Giveaway: White Trash by Alexandra Allred




Series: Stand-alone
Format: Print
Release Date: June 6, 2013 
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop
Source: TWCS
Genre: Contemporary/Literary-Fiction
It all started when someone called an African American toddler "cute little niglet." White Trash was created in tribute to this unknown child. It has a hilarious cast and shocking storyline based on real people and true events in a small rural town in Texas. When Thia Franks returns to her home of Granby, Texas, the very place to which she’d vowed never to return, Granby’s worst and best elements force the new single mother to face both her past and her destiny. At first, it seems that nothing has changed: Chester Kennedy’s goats continue to run rampant through the town, Officer Tina Wolfe stands accused of racial profiling the growing Hispanic community, Thia’s gun-wielding neighbor believes a squirrel has it in for her, and the town’s local newspaper owner prints only what she believes the citizens should know. But when a young black man—an upstanding and popular citizen of the small, east-central Texas town—is brutally murdered, everything changes. Everyone is being watched. Everyone is being judged.

White Trash is a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud book that also serves as a bitter social commentary on American hypocrisies and prejudices. As Thia Franks comes to terms with the murder, and the small police department works the biggest whodunit in Granby history, a startling underworld of domestic abuse, gunrunning, drug use, illicit sex, and child molestation is revealed. While the murder is horrendous and some of the citizens of Granby are appalling, many stand up for what is right, and the total package is endearing. You’ll want to read White Trash more than once in order to capture all of the tale’s insights as it neatly summarizes the reality of every American small town peopled with neighbors you can’t get away from, you can’t stop talking about, and you may not want to leave.
- people want and need to one-up each other-- that need to know that their church or their car or their school is better than someone else's.
Alexandra Allred is fast becoming one of my favorite literary fictional authors because she makes me laugh AND think at the same time. I love humor but I appreciate intelligent humor even more and Allred continues to deliver so far. WHITE TRASH might be humorous but the socio-political issues Allred took on are serious ranging from racism, sexual abuse, stereotypes, and domestic violence to name a few. The characters might be fictional but I'm pretty sure we've all met their types at one point. 

I love WHITE TRASH, it's not as LOL as Damaged but it still made me think about the things that transpired in Granby, Texas. Though fictional, the events that happened in WHITE TRASH are all too real and still happening despite the world being in the digital age and all that jazz. Thia Franks' journey is very interesting because she's one of those people who was all too ready to renounce her roots at the first taste of success but eventually, the most important lesson that she can learn in life was something only Granby, Texas taught her. Thia might be the heroine but it's the citizens of Granby that really caught my attention.

My favorite are officers Tina Wolf and Rosa Fox. These two provided the comedic relief in the story and how working together took care of their respective prejudices. Then you have the gossip-mongers, Tammi, Vicki and LeAnn, who never gets tired of putting people down despite the fact that they're the epitome of white trash. Then you have the Preacher's daughter, an addict and the person responsible for kick-starting the shit storm that happened in Granby by eavesdropping on confessions and outing their parishioners in private to serve her selfish purposes. 

WHITE TRASH's premise is simple but it's the characters who really made the big difference for me. They made me laugh, cringe in embarrassment and really had me thinking hard about some of the issues they took on. And most importantly, I love how Allred's clever sense of humor made the issues she highlighted easier to read and very effective in terms of having us readers reflect on our own prejudices. 


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Alexandra Allred’s writing career began following a stint on the US women’s bobsled team. After being named “Athlete of the Year” by the United States Olympic Committee, she became an adventure writer. While writing for a variety of national publications, she test drove the Volvo Gravity Car, donned a dog attack suit, played professional women’s football, and even outran a beefalo mix (that’s a buffalo/cow mix to you city folk).

She turned to fiction writing using her rural Texas homestead as fodder for storytelling. When not writing, she lobbies for healthy children. Allred lives outside Dallas, Texas, with her husband, children, and a plethora of animals.


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May 28, 2013

Review: Lockout by Maya Cross

Series: The Alpha Group 2
Format: Digital ARC
Release Date: May 22, 2013
Publisher: Self-published
Source: Author
Genre: Contemporary Erotica
Who is Sebastian Lock? 

Sophia had never felt attraction like that before. Raw. Electric. Irresistible. Swept off her feet by the dashing, enigmatic billionaire Sebastian Lock, she was taken on a journey of self-discovery, taken to places she never dreamed she’d go.

But things are never as simple as they appear. Sophia’s trust is a fragile thing, and Sebastian seems insistent on testing it. He has his own demons to battle, and nobody has brought them to the fore like she has.

As their relationship deepens, and Sophia begins to break down his walls, all that greets her are more questions. Why is Sebastian fighting so hard to keep her at a distance? Who is the girl on the background of his phone? And why does the strange tattoo on his chest seem so familiar?


These puzzles plague her, but as Sebastian’s mysteries begin to unravel, she must face an entirely different truth. Staying in the dark may be painful, but finding the answers could be deadly.
DISCLAIMER:
The book and the series is recommended to readers 18 and up due to its strong sexual content.

Release Day Party: Avenging Angel by Cynthia Eden

Avenging Angel
The Fallen 4
Cynthia Eden
May 28, 2013
EARTHLY DELIGHTS

With a messed up family background and a tendency to grow claws and fangs, Tanner Chance isn’t exactly the boy next door. But he’s a decent cop, and he keeps himself on the side of the good guys. Convenient, because when he rescues a survivor of a horrific shifter attack he finds himself instantly smitten—with an honest-to-goodness angel, as innocent as she is irresistible.

Marna may be angelic, but she’s not stupid or weak. She can take care of herself. Tanner is more temptation than protection anyway. Or so she thinks, until someone wearing her face starts taking out some of New Orleans’ more unsavory paranormals. With police and predators both gunning for her blood, Marna has no choice but to trust Tanner…even though what’s sparking between them is hotter than anything holy.

“Avenging Angel” By Cynthia Eden 

EXCERPT 

The delicate angel had broken.

Did she even realize that tears slid down her cheeks? Tanner Chance kept guard by her side. His hand was on her arm, stroking her.

He couldn’t seem to stop touching her.

They’d found her body in the swamp. At first, he’d thought that she was already dead.

So much blood.

Then she’d moved, and he’d realized just what his sick freak of a brother had done.

Sliced the wings right off an angel.

Her lashes lifted and her eyes, the palest blue he’d ever seen, locked right on him. No, those eyes seemed to see right through him. Tanner cleared his throat. He was a cop. He’d spent too many years seeing blank expressions like that on the faces of victims. “You…you’re safe now.” He’d keep her safe. “You just need to rest.”

She didn’t speak, and he didn’t know what else he was supposed to say to her. He never knew what to say to the victims. He just knew how to make the bastards who hurt them pay.

He was very good at delivering justice. But this time…

An angel.

She had to hate him. She knew who he was. Knew that his brother was the fucked-up asshole who’d tortured her. Tanner cleared his throat and finally managed to tell her, “I’m not like him.”

Her eyes never left his.

And he was still touching her. Her skin was the softest he’d ever felt. The smoothest. Her flesh was golden and perfect.

Or, it had been, until claws had ripped into her back and torn that flesh wide open.

Her breath exhaled softly. “When I’m stronger…”

Tanner leaned closer because he could barely hear her words. “What is it? What do you need?” Anything. He’d do—

“When I’m stronger, you should…stay away from me.”

He glanced at her small hands. They’d had to bind her wrists when they strapped her down. Not to hurt her, but to keep the little blond angel from hurting them.

The angel before him—Marna—she wasn’t some sweet and gentle guardian angel.

She was an angel of death. One who could, and had, killed with just a touch.

He could touch her all that he wanted. That was the way the game worked with angels. But the instant her hand touched him…

Dead.

If she wanted him dead, all she had to do was touch him, and she could send him straight to hell.

She smiled at him. The smile made her seem even lovelier and then the angel said, “When I’m stronger, when I’m free…get as far away from me as you can.” The faintest of pauses then, “Because I’ll have my vengeance.”

She didn’t look so broken anymore.

“Remember…to run, shifter.”

He didn’t move, and he damn well kept touching her. “I’m not the running kind.” Not anymore. The scared kid he’d been had died long ago. Now he fought any bastard who came his way—and he made sure to win his battles.

His angel kept her cold smile and told him, “Wait and see…you will be…”




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USA Today Best-selling author Cynthia Eden has written over twenty-five novels and novellas. She was named as a 2013 RITA® finalist for her paranormal romance, ANGEL IN CHAINS, and, in 2011, Cynthia Eden was a RITA finalist for her romantic suspense, DEADLY FEAR.

Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings. She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, Greece, and Brazil. (Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people). Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.

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May 26, 2013

Bought Borrowed and Bagged #53

BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 




Borrowed
from the Library
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson | Inferno by Dan Brown | Infamous & Inferno  by Sherrilyn Kenyon | Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas | Trafficked by Kim Purcell
Finally I get to catch up with my beloved Nick Gaultier's story!

Bagged
from NetGalley & Edelweiss


for review & book tours

Won from Melissa @ Lily Element blog







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