The Death Skull Tour

The-Death-SkullTitle:  The Death Skull

Series:  Relic Defender # 2

Author:  Cassiel Knight

Published:  May 6th, 2014

Publisher:  Samhain Publishing

Word Count:  87,000

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Content Warning:  Adult content, minor blood/gore

Recommended Age:  18+

Synopsis:  Fallen angel Marisol Asheni Fell when she unwisely chose to follow Lucifer. Unlike many of her fellow angels, she has no desire for redemption. Instead, she prefers fighting the followers of the Dark when they step over the line. Except, in the deepest part of her soul, she longs for a reason to stop fighting.

Jackson’s only loyalty is to himself and his mother, but even he has boundaries he won’t cross. When his last job threatened the life of a young woman, he tossed aside the lucrative pay, and finds himself fighting evil. He’s attracted to Mari despite her hard, seemingly emotionless edge. And while Mari finds the tall human reluctantly appealing, she has no intention of finding herself in a relationship with a human.

Brought together by the Archangel Michael, they must find and destroy the crystal Mayan Death Skull before the son of Lucifer uses the skull to destroy the world’s leaders and throw the world into chaos to begin Hell on Earth.

Their search for the Death Skull takes them from Chicago to Central America to the lost city of Lubaantun in Belize, the heart of the Mayan civilization, and into a battle for their souls.

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The Power to See Book Tour

Title:  The Power to SeePower-to-See

Author:  Jennifer Anne Davis

Published:  May 23rd, 2014 by Crimson Tree Publishing

Word Count:  99,000

Genre:  NA Crime, Suspense, Romance

Content Warning:  Graphic violence, sexual themes including assault, adult language, and drug usage

Recommended Age:  18+

Synopsis:  At first glance, twenty-two-year-old Brianna’s life seems perfect. But she harbors a deadly secret—her father is the leader of a ruthless drug cartel. Brianna struggles to find her place in a world her father meticulously controls, and believes she is nothing but a pawn in her father’s deadly games.

After graduating from college with an enormous debt, Dominic finds himself lured by money and power into a job that appears too good to be true. He doesn’t realize he works for a drug cartel until he’s in too deep. Trying to keep his family safe, he takes a deal offered by Brianna’s father and agrees to marry Brianna while continuing to work for the cartel.

Brianna and Dominic must rely on one another as their lives become further entwined in the lethal drug world. When Dominic discovers a deadly secret, he begins to question everything and turns to Brianna for support. However, Brianna’s heart belongs to another man—an undercover DEA agent.

The DEA closes in on the drug cartel, forcing Brianna and Dominic to choose sides, igniting a battle between family loyalty, love, and survival. Brianna soon realizes that she may be the only person capable of bringing down her father’s empire—if she can find a way to outsmart the master manipulator, without losing herself, and her heart, in the process.

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Memorial Day Weekend

American_FlagToday, I spent time at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Sadly, it is known for being the bloodiest one day battle in the Civil War – September 17, 1862, saw 23,000 soldiers killed, wounded, or missing. Stats courtesy of the National Park Service.

It was a gorgeous day here, temperatures were in the mid 70s and a light breeze kept the sun from being too hot. As I walked around the park and pondered the battle tactics, I got to wondering where Memorial Day came from. What’s the history behind the holiday?

In high school, I was a member of the band (you’re not surprised, are you?), and I remember going to services at the local cemetery and then marching in a parade, but other than dreading wearing the heavy, sweat-inducing uniform in the heat – why we were there? (Wow! What a long sentence!!)

I checked out the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website for the official scoop. Some of the first observances occurred at the end of the Civil War (1866) where flowers were laid on the graves of fallen soldiers. Check out the full explanation here. Continue reading “Memorial Day Weekend”

Need an M-M Read for the Weekend?

In a bit of shameless self-promotion, I’m offering a recommendation on two M-M ebook reads for the holiday weekend.

If you like stories with danger, adventure, the mountains, and hot men, please check out Mountain Memories by Avery Dawes.

Novella: 71 pages / 21700 words

Publisher: Torquere Press

Heat Rating: Chile Peppermountainmemories3_web

Description:

After a painful breakup, Jackson “Jax” Chamberlain, pianist and composer, takes a solo trip to the mountains of Colorado for a refreshing change of scenery. Mason Lake, a ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, volunteers to staff a secluded patrol cabin through an oncoming snowstorm, partly to escape his sometime lover’s demands for a more serious relationship. An ill-advised hike and an animal attack bring Jax and Mason together, allowing them to wait out the storm and explore a heated passion.

Their bliss ends, however, with the arrival of an unexpected stranger, a bullet, and Mason’s lover. Will the men recover from such devastating wounds to find each other again?

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Cinderella & The Fairy Secret

Cinderella-and-The-Fairy-SecretTitle:  Cinderella & the Fairy Secret

Series:   Queerky Tales 4

Author:   Rhys Christopher Ethan

Published:  May 21st, 2014

Word Count:  10,000

Genre:  Fairy Tales, LGBT

Synopsis:

The story of Cinderella, a timeless classic, the one every boy and girl have heard and grown up with, about a girl in distress finding her happy ever after.

Meet Fiorella. Young, beautiful and magical. You might think she has it all, and you’re right. She has a big house, a beautiful garden, a loving father. She also has a wicked step-mother, who hides no empathy and a step-brother whose arrogance is intolerable.

Fiorella wants to escape and she has the means to do it, to run away and reunite with her long lost mother. But then she meets Sogna, the palace princess, and her whole world is changed. Leaving is no longer an option.

What is she willing to sacrifice for the princess of her heart?

Cinderella and the Fairy Secret is the fourth installment in Ethan’s series of classic fairy tale retellings and is suitable for all ages.

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One Lucky Night Blog Tour

One_Lucky_Night_LGOne night can change everything…

The crew at Boston’s Brazen Head Pub hasn’t been very lucky in love. Can a mysterious visitor inspire them to look past old hurts and misconceptions and give romance a chance? One Lucky Night is a collection of five sexy interwoven novelettes by Aria Kane, Grace Teague, Ana Blaze, Constance Phillips, and Melinda Dozier.Lucky Break teaser 2

 Lucky Break by Aria Kane

Four years ago, chef Derek Chase walked out of Andrea Rivera’s life after a tragedy neither of them
were prepared to deal with. When she’s called to the Brazen Head to repair a dishwasher, old sparks ignite buried feelings.

Lucky Star by Grace Teague

When her life is threatened by a mugger, Charlotte Price realizes she’s in love with her best friend, Tommy Leung. The Brazen Head seems like the perfect neutral place to confess her feelings, but nothing goes according to plan.

 A New Tune by Ana Blaze

When it comes to dating, Holly Hall has one unbreakable rule: no musicians. Not even gorgeous ones. Especially not gorgeous ones. Dating them only leads to heartbreak. So why did she let singer-songwriter Cian O’Neill kiss her? And why is she thinking about doing it again?

Lexi’s Chance by Constance PhillipsLexi's Chance Teaser 2

As a bartender, Sean Whelan meets all kinds of women every night, but none turn his head the way that Lexi has. She’s been playing cat and mouse with him for weeks. Tonight, Sean’s determined to get Lexi to quit teasing and take a real chance on him.

 Drink or Dare by Melinda Dozier

A bachelorette party Drink or Dare game pairs paramedic students, Rachel Robertson and Killian Whelan, in a flirting match. Soon, the dares threaten to turn their academic rivalry into something much more.

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Prophet and Tommy

This weekend I’ve gone back to reading some of my favorite m-m stories. For you lovers of m-m, I have no doubt your recognize Prophet and Tommy: two alpha males (one with tats and piercings – oh my!), both with tons of baggage and issues from their pasts, and who communicate best when they are having hot sex (and oh boy is it steamy!).

If you haven’t had a chance to check out S.E. Jakes’ Hell or High Water series, I highly recommend that you do. You will not be disappointed.

The first book in the series is Catch a Ghost, where we are introduced to bad ass Prophet and “Cajun” or “Voodoo” Tom Boudreaux.

Description:

Everyone knows that Prophet—former Navy SEAL, former CIA spook, full-time pain in the ass—works alone and thinks only about the trouble he can cause. But his boss, Phil Butler of Extreme Escapes, LTD., has just assigned Proph not only a new partner but also a case haunted by ghosts from Proph’s past. Suddenly, he’s got to confront them both head on.

Tom Boudreaux—failed FBI agent, failed sheriff, full time believer in bad luck—is wondering why the head of a private contracting firm has hunted him down to offer him a job. Still he’s determined to succeed this time, despite being partnered with Prophet, EE, LTD’s most successful, lethal, and annoying operative, and even though the case is also resurrecting his own painful past.

Together, Prophet and Tom must find a way to take down killers in the dangerous world of underground cage matches, while fighting their own dangerous attraction. And when they find themselves caught in the crossfire, these two loners are forced to trust each other and work together to escape their ghosts . . . or pay the price.

My rating was 4.5 out of 5 stars. Loved, loved, loved the airport security scene with Tommy. *wink* Continue reading “Prophet and Tommy”