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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

There's beauty in chaos: Kings of Chaos

Title: A Lighter Shade of Blue
Series: Kings of Chaos
Author: Shyla Colt
Genre: Contemp/NA Romance
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Assigned the role of keeper of her older sister, Calla, Bluebell Strong has spent her life cleaning up messes. Frustrated, unappreciated, and repressed, Blue drifts away from her family. Suddenly, a jail sentence lands Calla in prison. She then becomes her nephew, Bolton’s guardian. Pulled headfirst back into the life of the Kings of Chaos M.C. she struggles to find a balance between who she must be and who she’s always wanted to be. Bolton’s father, Shadow, the man she crushed on since she was a teen, returns from prison. These back to back events forces her to choose between duty and happiness. 
After serving three years in jail for a brother, Kings of Chaos enforcer, Shadow is done denying himself. The silent man, known for making problems disappear spent years holding onto a secret that kept him from the one thing he wants most, Blue. Beneath the hardened exterior of this Warrior, rests a heart that beats for one woman. Laying all his cards on the table, he risks upsetting the balance among the Strongs and the club to complete the family he always wanted.
"Overall a feel good MC romance with plenty of angst, tension and off the charts passion. Four and a half stars" ~ Foxylutely Books
“I truly enjoyed every momemt of this book and look forward to more from Shyla Colt. I give A Lighter Shade of Blue 5 fabulous stars.” ~ Books Are My Friends Come See Why
“This is by far the best book that Shyla has written to date!” ~ Amazon Reviewer
“The story was sexy, rough and keeps you turning the pages. You see real changes in Blue and it's a wonderful story, a great chance to see her take life by the balls! You won't be disappointed in this book! It's like reading an episode of Sons!” ~ EBooks Galore
Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She’s always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration. 
After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there’s never a dull moment in her household. 
She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Dark Urban Fantasy with Forbidden Fruit

Bitter Fruits (Eden’s Fall, #1)
Sarah Daltry
released 10/23/2013
Escape Publishing


For fans of dark urban fantasy comes a novel that questions why forbidden fruit is always the most tempting...

A vampire-themed masquerade party isn’t really her scene, but Nora is sick of frat parties and bars. When she meets Alec, the appeal suddenly becomes clear. It’s obvious that they’ve been struck by the same intense mutual attraction, but Alec keeps his distance. Intrigued despite herself, Nora pushes a little deeper — and discovers Alec’s unimaginable secret...

Nora is not afraid of following Alec into the darkness, but the choice is soon taken from her. Someone is hunting her — someone tied to the secret and desperate to see it play out. But when Nora finally meets her aggressor, she finds herself hopelessly drawn to him. She needs to make a choice between the two men, but can she save them both, knowing one is destined to die?

Praise for Bitter Fruits:
“This book is one of the best paranormals I've read, and I've read a lot. Five stars hands down! I am proud to pass it on to all of you. Buy this book, devour it and enjoy. ”

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He sits in front of me and brings me to his chest. Our flesh is hot and sticky where it touches and I can’t stop the ache between my legs. His breathing is ragged and he tightens his grip on the back of my head as he tries to slow it. I am hurt or angry or frustrated, but I don’t know which. He runs his hands along my entire body and I push against him, needing him and not knowing how to accept his denial.
I want you, Nora. I have wanted you since I saw you. You are gorgeous. However, there are secrets that... Please understand, the steps that you want to take will reveal things. This cannot end well for either of us. I don’t want to make you suffer, but I am fated to suffer. Don’t make me bring you with me into the darkness. I can’t bear to lose you.’
I sense the pain that grips him. The darkness that he speaks of sounds frightening, but I don’t feel fear when I face him and meet his eyes. ‘I will follow you anywhere. Dark or light. Stop trying to make my choices for me.’
Our lips meet again, but it is with doubt. Neither of us knows what will happen if we are to move forward, but I want to have a chance to find out.
My body is still crying out for him but now my mind is calm. I want him, but I want him when he knows that I’m ready for whatever that means. His hands touch me and his caresses are soft. We both slow our breathing and I try to let my will match his. When he pulls away, he gathers the picnic and looks at me with longing and a hunger I do not recognize. It’s not sexual, but desperate. Almost as a dying man looks in the last moments of his life.
In three days,’ he says, ‘I will meet you again at the church where we first met. In the meantime, I want you to look something up and if you do not appear at the church, I’ll know that what you found changed everything.’
Okay,’ I say warily. I’ll do anything he asks, but his fear scares me. What kind of secrets can he possibly hold? Little right now could stop me from going to him in three days.
Find the name Charles Samuels. He was an Oxford student in the 1960s. And then we shall see how much of the darkness you are willing to face.’
I’ll look him up, but Alec, I’m going to be at the church in three days,’ I say.
For your sake, Nora, I hope that you’re not.’



About The Author:

Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Bitter Fruits is her first full length novel. Her other two novels have already been released. Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley are simultaneous perspectives in the New Adult contemporary romance series, Flowering. Sarah also has three novellas (including Star of Bethlehem, part of the Flowering series) and several short stories available. She is currently working on Immortal Star and Daughter of Heaven in this series, and Orange Blossom, another novel in Flowering. When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

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Heating up the Hockey Rink with Dakota Madison

Series:  Fire on Ice, #1 
Publisher: Short on Time Books
Publication Date July 16, 2013
Genre: New Adult

He’s Fire on Ice and she’s afraid to get burned again…

“You always think a guy is going to be different until he’s not.”

Firestorm Center Kian Kavanagh dominates the ice like a rock star dominates the stage. He’s the hottest new player to be recruited for the Firestorm, a newly established professional hockey team in Northern Arizona.

After Taylor Thompson’s heart was completely shattered by her high school’s most popular jock, she vowed never to date another athlete. And she keeps that promise through her first three years of college by putting up impenetrable walls to protect her from heartbreak.

But after a chance meeting with the charming and irresistible Kian Kavanagh, Taylor’s carefully constructed walls are in serious danger of being burned down by Mr. Fire on Ice.

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Series:  Fire on Ice, #2
Publisher: Short on Time Books
Publication Date:  October 4, 2013
Genre: New Adult

Kian Kavanagh, Mr. Fire on Ice, has just been called up to play hockey for the NHL’s new expansion team in Seattle. Finally playing in the NHL is a dream come true…except for one thing. Kian has to leave Northern Arizona and the love of his life, Taylor Thompson, to pursue his dream.

Taylor Thompson thinks she’s got life figured out. She’ll finish her final semester of college then move to Seattle to attend graduate school and be with her man. Until one fateful night when Taylor’s world is complete shattered and everything she’s ever wanted—everything she’s ever hoped for—is called into question. 

Will Kian’s love be enough to help put Taylor’s shattered world back together again or will tragedy tear them apart?    


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I also knew Taylor was too good for me. It certainly wasn’t a secret. As Tal Bachman sang in his song, She’s So High… Above Me, I knew Taylor was just that. But I had something I knew this guy didn’t and that was gumption. When I set my mind on something, I didn’t give up until I achieved it. I had already set my mind on having Taylor and this little puke wasn’t going to stand in my way.
I had to choke back a laugh when dickwad Kyle actually pointed a finger at me.
“Hey, Dude,” I warned. “Unless you want me to break that thing, keep your finger to yourself.”
He gulped and then put down his finger like I told him to. At least he was good at following directions. But wasn’t that one of the reasons people earned a college degree? It was proof that they knew how to follow the rules and do as they were told.
“Taylor’s not the type of girl you can just hump and dump you know.”
I couldn’t hold it back anymore. I actually laughed right in Kyle’s homely pie-face. “And just what would you know about humping and dumping?”
His eyes started with the furious blinking again and I wondered how Taylor could stand being around the guy. Just the blinking thing was enough to drive anyone nuts.
“I know how guys like you are. Hit it and quit it. That’s all you’re about. Taylor’s better than that.”
I had my share of one-night stands, I’d been with so many girls I’d lost count, but I wanted more with Taylor. Much more. She was all I thought about since I laid eyes on her. I didn’t believe in shit like love-at-first-sight but there was definitely something there with Taylor, I just didn’t know what it was. 
I crossed my arms over my chest and gave Kyle my best trash stare. “And you think you’re the guy for Taylor.”
He actually lifted his shoulders and stood a little taller. “I know I am.”
“Why don’t we let her decide who’s the guy for her?”
When he started with the rapid-fire blinking again, I wanted to slap him.
 “Okay,” he finally agreed. Then he just stood there—waiting. At that moment, I wanted him to be anywhere but there. Could I just tell him to take a hike?
He must have read it on my face because he said, “I’d better get ready for class.”
Then he turned and headed toward the campus. When I saw him sneak in a quick peek back at me, I snarled and he practically started running away.
A few minutes later, I spotted Taylor heading toward the coffee shop. My heart actually skipped a few beats when I laid eyes on her again. I didn’t think it was possible but she actually looked even more striking than when I first saw her at the bar.
She had on an above the knee number that showed off her amazing legs and a tight little blouse that gave me the idea that she was probably closer to a C cup than the B’s I imagined were under the blouse she was wearing at the bar. I could see she had a hot body and I wanted to see even more. I could feel myself getting hard just thinking about it.
She had her hair pulled back in a long, loose pony tail making her near perfect features even more prominent. What took me back, though, were those gorgeous brown eyes. They were even more dazzling in the daylight with flecks of gold shimmering in the sunlight. I knew I must have looked like a complete fucking dork but I couldn’t keep my eyes off of her. But the thought of me turning into pathetic Kyle was enough to knock me back to reality and I tried to act cool and casual, even though my heart was nearly pounding out of my chest.
Get a grip, Kian, I tried to tell myself. If you act like a pussy, you’ll end up in the friend zone just like pie-face. And there was no way in hell I was ever going to allow myself to be put in the friend zone. I wanted all of Taylor Thompson.

About the Author

Dakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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