Saturday, January 28, 2017

Haunted by Love - Lori King

Lori King is one of Pearls and my favorite authors and we are always super excited when she has a new story out!

Haunted By Love
By: Lori King

It was the dare to end all dares, and she didn’t have the option of backing down. Spend Halloween night in the haunted castle in the forest. She figured it would be easy enough; after all, she didn’t believe in ghosts.
A hundred years trapped in an inescapable hell had twisted his heart into a black rock of despair and loathing for everything human. Many had tested his limits over the centuries, but none had reached into his soul the way she did.
To overcome, he was to reach her, but she doesn’t believe. Will they both spend the rest of eternity haunted by love?
This story was originally published in the Shifters Hallows Eve Anthology Fall 2016.

What in Gods name was the woman doing? She’d just shut herself in the maids closet for a few moments and then reappeared with a smile on her face. Gideon waited for her to kneel on the floor of his bedroom before he flew across the beamed ceilings to peer down at her. She was quite lovely.
Her dark hair was pulled up in an unusual hairstyle that twisted around into a knot, but left the ends sticking out so they cascade over the bun in a fall of curls. She wore tiny golden rings in her ears, and a delicate gold chain around her elegant throat. He could envision her dressed as the ladies of his time, dripping in gemstones that he gifted her, and shrouded in satin and silks.
When she bent and began spreading a fabric bed on the floor, he was treated to a view of her perfectly rounded rear, and the part of him that still remained in touch with the man he was, reacted very physically. His claws knocked a broken shard of rock from the walls edge to the floor, and the woman shrieked with fear, her eyes wide and glassy as she spun to look his way. The moment she saw him, she relaxed and took a deep breath.
“Just a bird. Thank God.”
Gideon didn’t like her tone of voice, but it wasn’t like he could protest verbally. If he shifted now she’d run screaming, and he’d never understand this compulsive need to claim her.
The first time he’d laid eyes on her, she’d been but a child. Freckled nose, bare toes, and a gap toothed grin that warmed his dead soul. She’d been a frequent visitor to his home for years, and then one day she was gone. All this time he’d wondered about her, dreamed of her, fantasized about them, never once imagining she’d actually return.
“You’re a pretty girl, aren’t you?”
It took him a moment to realize she was still talking to his raven, and when he did, he took offense, cocking his head to the side in irritation. How could she possibly think he was a female? What female wore her blue-black feathers so brilliantly, he’d like to know?
“Make yourself at home, pretty girl. We have a long night ahead of us,” she paused and then turned back to the fabric bed she’d laid out, “Although I can’t say I don’t appreciate the company.”
Gideon watched her carefully pull a device from the pocket of her pants and tab at it with her fingers. After a moment she made a rather nasty noise and cursed.
“Fucking hell. No signal. Of course, I don’t know why I thought there would be.” She dropped onto her rear end on the floor and tossed the device aside as if it had offended her. “So no Candy Crush, no Netflix, no social media…what the hell am I going to do in this big old empty place all night?”
Oh how he wished he could offer her a few options.
“It’s just you and me, pretty girl. Oh, and the ghost downstairs.” She giggled, and he felt his feathers ruffle lightly at the sound. It had been so long since he’d experienced joy, would he ever feel it again? “I have a book on my ereader program I could read, but I’m not much in the mood. I’ve already explored this floor, and there’s no way I’m going back down there.”
Her eyes drifted over the walls and ceiling, taking in every cobweb and corner before they came back to rest on him. “Do ravens sing? I don’t think I’ve ever been this close to a raven before. You’re so quiet…I guess that answers my question.” She wiped her palms nervously on her thighs. “Well, I sing, and I guess tonight you can just listen. I need something to take my mind off where I am.”
The sound that came from her throat was like that of the angel’s choir, and Gideon had trosuble maintaining his shift as she sang about a dream and a wish the heart makes. What kind of dreams and wishes were in his lady-love’s heart, he wondered? Did they consist of a tall, dark, and handsome ghost/raven shifter?

 About Lori
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Best-selling author, Lori King, is also a full-time wife and mother of three boys. Although she rarely has time to just enjoy feminine pursuits; at heart she is a hopeless romantic. She spends her days dreaming up Alpha men, and her nights telling their stories. An admitted TV and book junkie, she can be found relaxing with a steamy story, or binging in an entire season of some show online. She gives her parents all the credit for her unique sense of humor and acceptance of all forms of love. There are no two loves alike, but you can love more than one with your whole heart.  
With the motto: Live, Laugh, and Love like today is your only chance, she will continue to write as long as you continue to read. Thank you for taking the time to indulge in a good Happily Ever After with her.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Laurie Olerich - Vanek, A Demons After Dark series

One of our favorite authors - Laurie Olerich - has a new series Demons After Dark coming soon and she has been so kind as to give us a sneak peek of the first book Vanek!!

First Excerpt
That’s not what you want to know, Dylan. Why don’t you just say what you mean?” Vanek squeezed her thigh and pressed her to answer. “I thought you were taking control? If that’s true, ask me what you really want to know. Don’t fuck around.”
Her head whipped around, eyes flashing. He held back a smirk. Gotcha, babe.
You’re so clever. Why don’t you just tell me what I’m thinking?”
Oh, he heard the warning bells; he chose to ignore them because he liked living on the edge. She was wounded up so tightly he was afraid she’d explode and take out a city block. Lucky for her, he had plenty of experience with combustibles. Time to light the fuse.

Okay. Fine. I think you’re wondering if I’m going to miss you when you leave. I think you’re wishing things were different between us. I think you’re wishing this had a happy ending and not the kind with my dick inside you.”
Her indignant gasp was immediate and full of anger. “Don’t you dare presume to know what I’m thinking! You have no idea. None! You couldn’t understand me if you tried. And you’re way too proud of that piece of meat hanging between your legs. Get over yourself.”
And boom! Wincing, he regrouped.

 Sounds like a great read, now doesn't it??  How about another sample??

This woman . . . She was undoing everything he thought he knew about humans. She wasn’t weak and stupid; she was brave and strong. Stubborn and kind. Resilient and fucking sexy. If he wasn’t careful, she’d worm her way under his skin and make him want to stay. That couldn’t happen. But if she wanted to poke the beast, play on the dark side, who was he to resist the temptation?

Careful, babe. You won’t like me when I’m pissed off. I’m not one of the good guys.” He took her by both wrists and walked her back against the glass. Her heartbeat skyrocketed. He allowed himself a satisfied grin before saying, “You might even say I’m wicked.” Stretching her arms over her head, he trapped her hands in one of his own. Cupping her breast, he brought her just to the edge of pain. Her nipple swelled and tightened against his palm. That quick glint of fear left her eyes, replaced by hunger, lust that mirrored his.
Softening his hold, he smoothed his palm over her breast until she whimpered and let her eyes drift closed. Squeezing hard enough to pop her eyes back open, he buried his face against her neck and murmured, “Some might say I’m insatiable.”
She shivered in anticipation, her body melting against his. Taking that as permission, he held her in place, rocking his hips to brush his erection against her mound with maddening slowness. “Hunger’s a demon thing.”
Her pulse thudded as he dragged his mouth over her throat and nibbled the tender skin underneath her ear. “I’m so hungry, I could eat you alive.”

And while we are rather impatiently waiting for Vanek, we can enjoy Primani, her first series again and again.

If you haven't already read them, why not pick the up today...


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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Falling for Them - An New Adult Reverse Harem Anthology

We love a good Anthology and 
one that benefits a great charity is even better!!!

Falling For Them: New Adult Reverse Harem Collection

Indulge in 10 all-new reverse harem stories from New York Times, USA Today, and bestselling authors, as well as up-and-coming indie authors. This collection of modern, paranormal, and sci-fi romances is sure to satisfy every palate. Whether you love to turn up the heat with a spicy romance, or savor a sweet love story, Falling for Them has it all. On sale for a limited time, all proceeds will go to charity. Help us make a difference for the new year by doing what you love…meeting our guys.

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Meeting Them by Rebecca Royce
Paloma has paid over and over for one mistake. Can the McQueen brothers be the heroes she needs or just more villains to destroy her?

Finding Nora by Ripley Proserpina
Lost, angry, and with zero options, will Nora sabotage the best thing to ever happen to her?

Ellie’s Bears by G.E. Kelly
Ellie's fed up. When secrets are revealed, honey won't be the only thing her bears are after.

House of Glass by Lyn Forester
After Caitlyn's life falls apart, can she trust her old racing competitors to help her build a new future?

Lily by R M Walker
Fairies, lies, and denial. Lily's life will never be the same.

The Four Clever Brothers by Amy Sumida
Happily ever after doesn't always come easy. Sometimes you have to fight for your fairy tale.

One Greedy Fool by AS Oren
She needed a job. She didn't think she'd get to babysit the Seven Deadly Sins.

Raising the Stakes by Autumn Reed and Julia Clarke
When three magnetic strangers begin to pursue college student Emma Harris, she wonders if there is more going on than meets the eye. Will discovering the truth ruin everything?

Precursor by AJ Anders
Sworn enemies on different sides of the battle. Will Evie cross the line to meet the men she is destined to be with?

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