Saturday, November 30, 2013

The 2013 Inner Goddess Angels & Demons Awards

an annual Best of the Year book awards 
nominated and voted on by our members.

Nomination Rules:
* Top 5 Nominees will make the ballot, so re-nominate someone even if you saw they were already nominated.
* Book must be publicly available.
* Book must be from award year or character must be in a book from award year.
* Members can nominate as many times as they wish, but only vote once.
* Member authors should feel free to nominate from their own catalog.
* Nominations will occur on IG forum and IG Goodreads group, but voting will occur on IG forum.


2013 Nominations open: Nov. 27-Dec. 16
2013 Voting open: Dec. 17-31
Winners announced: Jan. 1

Participation Prize Packs:

  • TWO nominator's names will be randomly chosen to win a Prize Pack. First name chosen gets first pick between two packs. 
  • Each nomination counts as an entry, so nominate often. 
  • Contest runs during the open Nomination period and winner will be announced on Dec. 17. 
  • This is a "members only" nomination process, so be sure to register at the Inner Goddess Forum or the Inner Goddess Goodreads group.   

 Package A

** AB McKinley - Paperback copies of all three books in the Kilted Desire series: [Sands of Betrayal, Russian Roulette and New Blood], a t-shirt, a teddy bear, a mug, magnet & MacHollister cologne- Sensual.
**Lisa Renee Jones:  ecopy of both Infinite Possibilities and Revealing Us
** Jess Buffett - ecopy of An Archangel's Promise (MF), Claiming Her Mate (MF) & Nick's Christmas Wish (MM).
** Lynn Ray Lewis: Rane's Giants (Tremble Island)
** Marquaylla Lorette: The Eyes Tells No Lies (Truth Beneath the Lies Series)
** Willow Brooke: Broken Battlefield Mended Hearts (Breaking Protocol book 2)
** Michelle Graham: ebook of winner's choice from her backlist
** Edlyn Reynolds: ebook of winner's choice from her backlist
** Sable Hunter: 2 ebooks--- Finding Dandi and Santa Wore Spurs
** Isobelle Cate: 2 of her ebooks. --- Love in Her Dreams and Rapture at Midnight.
** Lyn Croft: ecopy of Blood and Lilies.
** Sherri Hayes: ebook of winner's choice from her backlist
** Anna Kristell:  Remember Our Promise
** Isabella Kole:  Accepting His Terms

 Package B

** Lynne St James: Twice Bitten Not Shy [Vampires of Eternity]
** Corinne Davies - ecopy of Trust in Sanctuary
** Tara Rose - ecopy of  The Alpha Legend series - Captured By Two Alphas, Protected By Two Jaguars, and Dominated By Two Leopards.
** Lori King: Weekend Surrender (The Surrender Trilogy)
** Heather Rainier: ebook copy of new release, Maizy the Bear Charmer, and next new title, Awakening Veronica, releasing December 20th.
** Honor James: ecopy of winners choice from her backlist
** Gracie Meadows: Dreamwalker's Duo (The Hidden Pack Book One)
** Cara Covington: 2 x $10 BookStrand Strandbucks ("gift certificates")
** Alicia Sparks: a Louisiana Cuisine prize pack. (US winner only)
** Susan Hayes: E-book set of Kismet Cove books: Riptide and Windswept.
** Jessica Anderson: Arriani (The Rise of the Royal Elven Book One)
** Avery Gale: Out of the Storm (Masters of the Prairie Winds Club)
** KD Jones: Colonial Prime (Katieran Prime Book Seven)
** TL Reeve: ebook of Undercover Dom
** Indigo Sin: an ebook of Undeniable
** Patricia Macias is donating Hot & Spoiled, De La Cruz Saga
** Emily A. Lawrence: ebook of her new release The Guardian of My Soul (Soul's Desire)
** Laurie Roma: ebook copy of Into the Dream and Into the Ashes

Friday, November 29, 2013

He's the One in Chains, but She's the One held Captive

Men in Chains, #1
by Caris Roane

In the epic battle of vampire against vampire, one warrior’s fate is bound to a mortal woman who controls him, commands him, and craves him like no other…

Two years ago, the rogue vampires invaded Lily Haven’s home and kidnapped her son. Now, if she hopes to see her child again, she must do the unthinkable—bind herself, body and soul, to a vampire warrior.  She must choose one of the rogue army’s prisoners of war and force him to do her bidding. But when she sees the warrior Adrien, naked, beaten, and straining against his chains, it is she who is held captive…

Adrien has been waiting for her. A beautiful woman who appears to him in visions. Who soothes his tortured body, feeds his erotic cravings—and quenches his thirst for blood. But Lily is more than he ever hoped for. She is the master of his destiny, and he is her willing slave. Even when she asks him to find the ultimate weapon for his enemies, he must obey her. Even if the task destroys them both, he will fight for her love, forever…

“Sexy, cool, edgy romantic fantasy…Prepare to be enthralled.”
New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian


Caris Roane has published nine paranormal novels and novellas and writing as Valerie King, fifty Regency works.  In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance.  As Caris Roane, she currently writes paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press and also self-publishes the continuing stories for her Guardians of Ascension series as well as stories set in other worlds. 

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3 winners will EACH receive ALL of the following prizes at the end of the tour:

  • ·         signed paperback of BORN IN CHAINS
  • ·         eBook of EMBRACE THE DARK
  • ·         notepad
  • ·         versatile calendar
  • ·         sticky notes
  • ·         Romance Trading Cards (RTC's)
*If winner is international they will receive a gift card as compensation

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Run to Me, Not From Me - but can she trust him?

Infinite Possibilities
The Secret Life of Amy Bensen, Book Two
by Lisa Renee Jones

Secrets and lies. They are everywhere: haunting her, tormenting her. In the midst of it all, he’d been her escape, her passion. The only person she’d trusted in six years. And then he’d made her doubt that trust, cutting her deeply. But as she’d once told him, she was damaged, not broken. She is ready to fight and not just for survival. She is fighting for the truth and she won’t stop until she has it, not even for…him

Infinite Possibilities: Review by Inner Goddess

pearls - 5 Stars
Infinite Possibilities begins where Escaping Reality ended, with Amy setting out to reclaim her life from the horror that stole it 6 years ago.  Fast paced and full of twists, her story crosses continents as her memories of that fateful night begin to surface.  The sexual tension between Amy and Liam continues to be off the charts as he becomes more obsessed with keeping her in his life.  Amy realizes she has to trust somebody, but what if she has chosen the wrong person?  It's a mystery and love story, as well as a coming of age novel, all rolled into one. 

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Escaping Reality (Secret Life of Amy Benson #1)
 Infinite possibilities….

Infinite passion…..
Infinite danger….
His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breath? He is what I need.
 At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loves to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard down, the ghost’s of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.   
On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes? 

Escaping Reality Reviews by Inner Goddess

pearls--5 Stars --
You are on the edge of your seat from page 1. Amy (if that is her real name) is in danger. You don't know why or from whom, but it is grave danger. She is (one again) on the run. And she is just as clueless as the reader. The reader and Amy decipher the clues together. Liam is the right guy in the right place at the right time. Coincidence or Fate? Either way he promises to teach her to control her fear rather letting it control her. By the end of the story, we have more questions than answers to her plight, but Amy has matured into a woman no longer content to let others shelter her. She wants the answers and is willing to swim with the sharks to get them. Her angst and paranoia have grown into determination. A wild ride for the reader, full of mysteries and danger and steamy scenes.

This was my first New Adult read. I was afraid it would be a diluted version of one of favorite storyteller! But it wasn't. If anything, Amy's determination to stand on her own while fighting against the odds made the storyline even stronger. 
TinkNCognito -- 5 Stars--
This book, as Lisa Renee Jones' other books, caught me from the very first page. I was immediately curious about Amy. I wanted to know her story from the outset. Then she meets Liam and sparks fly. The attraction was immediate and intense. But I really wanted to know why Amy was in danger, who was behind it and who is the mysterious 'handler'.

When Liam so quickly becomes a part of Amy's life, I was thrilled. they seem so perfectly suited to one another. But they each are holding onto their own secrets. The scenes between these two are hot and steamy, full of passion.

The end was a cliffhanger that left me craving with a desperate need the next book. October can't get here soon enough to find out more of the story of Amy.

About the Author

 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her through her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

Connect with Lisa


(1) winner to receive:  Red Inside Out tote bag & Escaping Reality paperback 

Winner will be randomly chosen from comments, so be sure to leave an email contact to claim your prize. Contest ends Dec. 2, 2013 at midnight. 

Liam and Amy have lost everything, which makes me feel very Thankful today to have my family around me.  In the comments, tell us what you are Thankful for.