Jax & Mason on DOMA

HRC_Red_LogoIt is truly an historic day! The U.S. Supreme Court struck down #DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act. For more information, check out this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/supreme-court-doma-decision_n_3454811.html?ref=topbar

In trying to figure out how I wished to talk about DOMA, I decided I’m going to let my characters do the talking – Jax & Mason are the main characters in my (well Avery’s) novella, Mountain Memories. If you haven’t read the story yet, Jackson “Jax” Chamberlain is a  composer/ pianist who lives in northern Virginia. Mason Lake is a park ranger, working for the National Park Service. Continue reading “Jax & Mason on DOMA”

The Michael Sykora Series

Michael Sykora Tour BannerKilling InstinctKilling Instinct is book #3 in The Michael Sykora series by Darcia Helle.

Published: May 30th, 2013; Word count: 86K

Genre: Suspense

Content Warning: Contains strong language, some graphic violence, and dark content.

Synopsis:

Sandman built his dubious reputation by turning the dreams and nightmares of others into harsh reality. Now he’s pursuing his own twisted dream; the beautiful Maria Milan. But she doesn’t want to become a player in Sandman’s sordid fantasy.

Michael Sykora is a hit man who kills for justice. Sean Riley is a hit man born to kill. Together, they’re out to take down Sandman and his organization. Whether mercy is given depends on who catches him first.

* Book #3 in the Michael Sykora series. *

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The Difference Between Night and Day

The Difference Between Night and Day BannerTDifference Between Night and Day Coverhe Difference Between Night and Day by Melissa Turner Lee

Published: February 12, 2013; Word Count: 70K

Genre: Christian Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:

Nathaniel Taylor was a Christian who thought believers were exempted from “dark times.” That was until he entered his own long time in the dark. When he meets Lilly, a young woman in danger, it sends him on a journey to discover the difference between night and day and that during dark times, the Light is hidden, not gone.

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Lover at Last

I knew once I started it that I wouldn’t be able to put it down. So, it was my post-surgery reward. Book #11 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover at Last, by J.R. Ward.

I’m probably one of the last BDB fans to be reading it, but it was so worth the wait. I love both Blay and Qhuinn, and I was so excited to see how they got their HEA. Ms. Ward did not disappoint. In fact, I was beginning to wonder as I got closer to the end… Never fear.

There was a lot going on in this book – all 591 pages of it – besides the drama between Qhuinn (and Layla) and Blay (and Saxton). Trez got a lot of page time as did Xcor and Assail. In fact, I’m not sure how she kept track of the POV’s! Continue reading “Lover at Last”