Showing posts with label urban fantasy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label urban fantasy. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Koivu by Laurie Olerich - Preorder NOW


This wonderful book is up for pre-order now to 
release on: October 12, 2017

I have had a chance to read it and it is HAWT!!!  You are going to want to read this and all the other books in the 
Demons After Dark series, they are so good!  And go ahead and read her Primani series while you are at it.

Join us for 2 excerpts on release day as well as my review.







Blurb:

Introducing the Demons after Dark series! It’s hot paranormal romance featuring unlikely alpha heroes who will make you laugh, cry, and swoon. Known as Trinity demons, this band of brothers was stripped of their powers and violently exiled from Hell. Forced to live as humans, they’re left with no power and no weapons while a secret society quietly plots Lucifer’s demise. For these big, bad demons, adjusting to life as a human is, well, harder than Hell!


Former Hell’s Fury champion, Koivu, is desperate to return to Hell to reclaim his title and stolen life. As an extreme athlete, he had fame, glory, and more pleasure than he probably deserved. He was a freakin’ rock star! Being exiled in a broken human body is his worst nightmare. Stripped of his powers and unable to fight, he’s consumed by frustration, counting the seconds until he can go home. His future looks bleak until he meets a sexy, soft-hearted physical therapist who heals much more than his shoulder.


Physical therapist Micki Glass knows something about damaged people. She’s been struggling to get over her ex for three long years when this crazy man crashes into her life. He’s crude and intense but irresistibly charming. With his feral eyes and sexy smile, Koivu takes her on a sensual joyride that makes her feel like a woman again. As their affair heats up, she craves him like oxygen until she discovers what he really is. With more than her heart on the line, can she accept his past and love him for who he is now?


The day of reckoning is looming closer and the sacrifices have begun. Can Koivu stop the murders, find the rest of the Trinity, and convince the woman he loves to give him another chance?




Warning: This story contains intensely hot sex, an irresistibly-damaged hero, and a damsel with a steel backbone. Have a box of tissues handy. The author takes no responsibility for missed work or grouchiness from lack of sleep. 


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Saturday, January 16, 2016

GENESIS BOXED SET opens up 8 new worlds

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Genesis Boxed Set
8 Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance worlds

Genesis [jen-uh-sis] Definition: an origin, creation, or beginning.
From demons, weres, and vampires, to dragons, shifters, and angels, GENESIS is the ultimate must-have boxed set for any urban fantasy & paranormal romance fan. GENESIS brings you eight new worlds to sink your teeth into. From some of the genre’s brightest talent, each title in this boxed set is the first installment of the authors’ respective series.

Featured in Genesis:

The Devil You Know by J.M. Gregoire –
Ghost of a Threat by Beth Dolgner –
Everlasting Hunger by Brandy Dorsch –
Fallen by Julie Morgan –
Spark by K.C. Stewart –
The Mortal One by Shannon Bell –
Valkyrie’s Vengeance by Melissa Snark –
uan by Crystal Dawn

Dig in your claws and hang on as these eight authors take you on a wild ride in GENESIS!

CURRENTLY ONLY $0.99 ON AMAZON!!!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Genesis Boxed Set: Paranormal Romance

Genesis Boxed Set
Genesis [jen-uh-sis]
Definition: an origin, creation, or beginning.
From demons, weres, and vampires, to dragons, shifters, and angels, GENESIS is the ultimate must-have boxed set for any urban fantasy & paranormal romance fan. GENESIS brings you eight new worlds to sink your teeth into. From some of the genre’s brightest talent, each title in this boxed set is the first installment of the authors’ respective series.

Featured in Genesis:

– The Devil You Know by J.M. Gregoire
– Ghost of a Threat by Beth Dolgner
– Everlasting Hunger by Brandy Dorsch
– Fallen by Julie Morgan
– Spark by K.C. Stewart
– The Mortal One by Shannon Bell
– Valkyrie’s Vengeance by Melissa Snark
– Juan by Crystal Dawn

Dig in your claws and hang on as these eight authors

take you on a wild ride in GENESIS!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Saol Mates by Laurie Olerich

We are excited to host the launch of book six in the Primani Series - Saol Mates
by Laurie Olerich

 
Blurb:

Dec and Rori just want to get married and live happily ever after... and after ... and after. The date is set. The invitations have been sent. Beautiful, playful and bound by more than human love, they have no idea that all hell’s about to break loose.
The Angel of Wrath is not in a good mood. Brutally tortured and left for dead in Central Park, he wakes up with only one thought on his mind: Kill the demon, Seth. Unfortunately, there are complications.
Ambitious, vicious, and clever, Seth thinks he’s got everything under control. If he can complete this one special mission, he’ll finally get into the big boss’ inner circle. The only thing standing between him and the power he craves is a rebellious virgin and a furious angel.
Caught between Heaven and Hell, can Dec and Rori survive long enough to make it to the altar?



Note: Saol Mates isn’t a stand-alone title. Readers should finish Broken Souls before picking up Saol Mates to fully enjoy Dec and Rori’s journey.






 
Excerpt:

Rori watched as Dec peeled away from the lion, hand outstretched, adorable crooked smile lighting up his face. Using his strong shoulders as support, she eased up on her toes to kiss that smile into something much more intense.
   
With gentle hands, he cupped her face to draw her into a clinging kiss that curled her toes before she leaned away with a wide grin. “I missed you too, darlin’. You all right?”
Dabbing at a smudge of lip gloss on the corner of his mouth, she sighed over the tinge of sadness that lingered in her heart. “I’m okay. Really. I’m just worried about April. What’s on the agenda for tonight?”

Walk with me, and I’ll tell you on the way uptown,” he said as he draped his arm around her waist to lead the way. “I’m dinner out and maybe some music on one of those cool rooftop bars, and then we can top it all off with sex so good you’ll lose your mind.”
She actually rolled her eyes at that. Sex was always that good with 
Dec and he knew it. He left her in an orgasm coma most of the time. “Cocky bastard, aren’t you?”
Whirling her around to kiss her thoroughly in the middle of the sidewalk, he pressed her hips flush against him while wrapping his free hand around her braid. After tugging her head back just enough to press their noses together, his eyes sparkled with laughter when her mouth parted in a surprised gasp. He lowered his voice to an exaggerated sexy growl. “Do you doubt my mad sex skills?”
Someone from behind yelled, “Get a room!”
Turning a brilliant pink, she giggled helplessly against his chest. 

The man was incorrigible. “Not even a little bit. Come on! Let’s go before we end up on YouTube again.”

I promised you that life with me would never be boring.”

I know. I know. Every moment is a memory.”
His blue eyes darkened to twinkling midnight as he drank her in. 

“There aren’t enough minutes in the day to show you how much I love you, but I’m sure as hell going to try.”










Other Books in the Series: Primani (Book 1); Call the Lightning (Book 2); Stone Angels (Book 3); Broken Souls (Book 4); Darkness Calling (Book 5)


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Author Bio 
 
Laurie Olerich is the author of the urban fantasy romance series Primani. She loves to create guilty pleasures full of exciting locations, roller coaster action, strong, quirky heroines, and steaming hot heroes who’ll raise the temperature in any room you’re in! Paranormal romance? Check! Urban fantasy? Check! Romantic suspense? Check! Her Primani series combines the best of the three. When not plotting, writing, or fantasizing about her next hero, she’s planning parties, traveling the world, and spending lazy nights with her son, her Dal pals, and friends. Laurie spent most of her life in the Northeastern United States and in Germany. She now lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her son and Dalmatian duo, Domino and Rambo. Before throwing caution to the wind and diving into a writing career, Laurie dedicated 20 years to a career spent around men with guns and cool toys...this explains her obsession with both!





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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The heart of a warrior, the soul of a wolf: Autumn Moon


Autumn Moon
The Celtic Wolves Series 3
by Jan DeLima
an Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
 
Elen and Cormack’s story
Book Description:
The heart of a warrior, the soul of a wolf, and the desires of a man…

For centuries, Cormack has lived between worlds—a man trapped in the body of a wolf, shunned by humans and shifters alike. Only one person has ever welcomed his company: Elen, a kindred outcast who is feared by others of her ancient Celtic race for her strange healing abilities.

Cormack has always valued Elen’s kindness and understanding, but after a desperate act of friendship causes Elen to free him from his curse, he realizes he wants more. He wants all of her—completely and forever. Except before Cormack can win Elen’s heart, Pendaran, the evil leader of the Guardians, captures her, determined to manipulate her incredible power to aid him in his twisted war against the shapeshifting tribes.
Now Cormack must use all of his skills as a warrior and a wolf to save the woman he loves—before Pendaran’s vile schemes destroy them all…

Available at Amazon  and   BN

Excerpt from Autumn Moon
Too wired to sleep, Elen opened the wine and poured a glass, sipping quietly as she walked over to the bed.  Cormack slept above the coverlet and on his back, with one arm raised over his head, while the other rested by his side.  His hair was still damp from his shower, and he wore jeans but no shirt, as if he’d just rested his head and sleep claimed him first.

His chest rose and fell with even breaths.  She was not one to marvel over physical attributes, but this was Cormack, and his body was meant for pleasure, like a goddess had molded him for her personal divine gratification.  His frame was large, and toned, with wide shoulders and a firm chest that tapered down to his hips.  His hardened stomach would provide the perfect friction were she to ride him just like this.
And as that image flooded her mind, another, more wicked one, followed.  It was greedy, and selfish, but all her niceness had been used up for the day.  He looked peaceful, and innocent, but the man was practically immortal after all.  Their kind did not die from lack of sleep.  They might go mad, of course, but that took a few weeks.  And had he not said, do with me as you will?

She needed to touch him.  That was all.  Well, no, she wanted more, but for now that would do.  Taking a sip of her wine, she gently set the glass on an end table by the bed, and gave into temptation.  Starting by his heart, she brushed lightly across his chest, tracing down the indent between, and lingering on the valleys and curves of his muscles.  Flattening her hand over his stomach, she felt the soft hair that began just above the waistband of his jeans and disappeared below.  She had never seen him in this restful state, at least not in his human form, and took in her ravenous fill.

Her hand lingered over the button of his jeans.  She swallowed, wanting… Oh, how she wanted.  It burned like molten earth, fed by a need that had been denied for too long.  Even now she felt her body moisten and swell just from imagining what waited beyond that closure, and how it would feel inside her.
Or how it would taste.

She thumbed the button.  A quick flick was all it would take.

A sound made her jolt, an intake of breath perhaps, followed by a sudden rise under her hands.  She snapped her eyes to his face.

Cormack was awake.
And watching her.

A fire raged within his cerulean gaze.  “Kill me now if you stop, Elen, because then I’ll know I’m well and truly cursed and I cannot be tortured anymore.”


Prequel for Autumn Moon:
http://jandelima.com/ms-hafwen-excerpt/


First chapter for Autumn Moon:
http://jandelima.com/autumn-moon-first-chapter/


About the Author:

Jan DeLima is the author of the Celtic Wolves novels, including Summer Moon and Celtic Moon. She lives in Maine with her husband and their two sons. Unlike many authors, Jan didn’t pen stories at an early age, but she has always been a dedicated reader.  It wasn’t until after her children entered school that she began writing. Raised in a military family, she lived in different countries such as Thailand and Germany, but home base has always been Maine.
Website: http://www.jandelima.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/delimajan

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delimajan

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6928196.Jan_DeLima

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Stalked by Flames: a dragon-shifter urban fantasy



Stalked by Flames
Dragon’s Breath Series #1

by Susan Illene
an Urban Fantasy/New Adult

Date of Publication: ebook- July 27th, 2015
Date of Publication: audio-
September 24th, 2015

 
 
 

 Book Description:
Bailey Monzac has just graduated college and is leaving town for her parents’ ranch in Texas when a massive earthquake unleashes the unthinkable on the world: fire-breathing dragons.

Chaos erupts as people flee for their lives, and Bailey survives only because she is somehow immune to the dragons’ flames. In the midst of the mayhem, Bailey is helped by a shape-shifting dragon named Aidan, who recognizes Bailey is a dragon slayer and will be an essential ally in the power struggle between—and within—the dragon clans.

Natural disasters intensify and dragons lay waste to the world as civilization all but collapses amid the loss of electricity and running water. Roving gangs prowl the debris-filled streets, and Bailey and her friends manage to find refuge in the university library. As her relationship with Aidan deepens during private training sessions, Bailey must learn to harness her newfound skills or see everything she knows and loves destroyed.

Stalked by Flames is a gritty urban fantasy about a woman’s journey into a dark new reality she never could have imagined.



 
About the Author:

Susan Illene served in the US Army for eleven years and worked as a human resources specialist and an Arabic linguist. She served two deployments to Iraq, and after leaving the army, she studied history at the University of Oklahoma. She and her husband currently live in Oklahoma with two high-maintenance cats doing their best to help her write her books.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Laurie Olerich - Primani 2nd Anniversary Celebration



It’s the second anniversary of the start of my Primani Series! Book one was released on September 3, 2013. It’s been a thrilling couple of years, and I think it’s time to celebrate! In honor of this milestone, my wonderfully talented cover artist has created beautiful new covers that I’m dying to share with the rest of the world. 





Primani (priman’i) noun: Primani are paramilitary soldiers with supernatural abilities granted by an archangel. Ruthless and powerful, they police demon activity that threatens humankind on a large scale. Before becoming Primani, all were superior warriors with unique psychic abilities. The series follows them as they cross lines, fall in love, and butcher demons to save the world. Living by a loose code of morals, they’re more mercenaries than angels, prone to violence, vengeance, and in the end, heartbreakingly pure love. The first three books follow Mica’s transformation from human to immortal after she becomes entangled in the Primani world. Each subsequent book focuses on the unique story of each Primani as they battle both Hell and their own inner demons. Sometimes dark, funny, full of twists, and steamy passion, the Primani series crosses the lines of paranormal romance, metaphysical fantasy, and occult suspense.

A Look at Primani:



 



Budding psychic Mica is a walking miracle. After surviving a brutal attack, she vows to live each day to the fullest. Little does she know her life is no longer hers to control. When Tall, Dark, and Annoying shows up to shadow her, she’s intrigued…
Powerful and ruthless, Sean’s assigned to guard more than Mica’s body. Her future is at stake, and it’s his job to keep her on the right path. There are plans for her. Plans that’ll change everything she believes if she lives long enough to learn the truth. Guarding one human shouldn’t be this complicated, but Mica makes it anything but easy.
As the clock ticks, Sean pulls Mica deeper into the Primani world until there’s no way out, and she doesn’t want to leave.

Excerpt:
“Wake up, Sleeping Beauty.”
My eyes popped open at once. I blinked in the sunlight, disoriented. Domino was stretched out on the blanket with me, regally surveying the shore. Sean hauled me upright. I expected him to immediately step back like he usually did, but this time he didn’t. Instead, he held me at arms’ length, strong fingers entwined with mine.
“Regrets, Mica?” His eyes were unreadable in the bright light.
“What did you do to me?”
“You’re avoiding the question.”
“So are you.”

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         A Look at Call the Lightning: 





The sizzle continues… After a year of heartache, Mica finally has everything she wants. Her soul mate Sean's back from the dead. She’s finally getting a grip on her unwanted powers. Life is good until Killian shows up naked in her visions. Is she seeing the past or the future? As she struggles to find the truth, a new threat looms. Something watches in the dark. It plots. It lusts. It hungers for more than her blood. It wants everything.
Killian has secrets--a lot of them. When he vows to protect Mica, he’s all in. His intention takes a dangerous turn when she becomes a pawn in the game. Desperate to keep her alive, he drags her into his shadowy world of ancient power and bloody altars with devastating consequences.
Bound by blood, there’s no turning back.

Excerpt:
I was humming “Chasing Cars” in the shower when the clear curtain slid back. Sean leaned against the sink, letting his eyes drift down my soapy body. He still wore jeans, but the button was undone, and they rode low on his hips. He’d already stripped off the t-shirt he wore today. I licked my lips and tried to say something sexy but nothing came out. My tongue got stuck in my mouth. Instead, I stepped back to make room. The jeans hit the floor in the blink of an eye, and his hands were everywhere at once. With my back against the warm tile, I closed my eyes and let the sensations overwhelm me. He dragged his lips away from my mouth and smiled wickedly. Nonplussed, I started to ask what he was up to, but it came out as a yelp when he scooped me up and wrapped my legs around his waist. His arms cushioned me from the hard tile as he impaled me with one quick thrust.
“Oh. My. God.”
Moving against me now, he bit my earlobe and murmured, “Not quite.”



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A Look at Stone Angels:


 




Mica’s got no options. Sean’s lost his mind. Violent and unstable, he’s teetering on the edge. Desperate to save him from falling, she risks everything she has, including Killian. How far will she go to pull him back? Every step moves her farther away from Killian’s plan. As they work together to save Sean and the rest of the world, she’s haunted by a sense of deja vu that leaves her feeling trapped between two worlds. Which future is the right one?
3,000 years ago, Killian made a promise. Since then, he’s waited for fate to right the wrong that stole his life. The time has come for him to be free, but it’s never that easy. Knowing that Mica’s love is the only weapon against Sean’s demons, he sends her to rescue him. He trusts her completely, but can he trust Sean?
His heart, her soul... Will the promises of angels heal them both?

Excerpt:
He tugged me to my feet and wrapped an arm around my waist. Leaning me back over his arm, he nibbled the pulse at the base of my throat. His breath was hot against my skin. He smelled of strawberries and bread and the wild forest scent that surrounded him. My head swam happily and I closed my eyes. Before lifting me upright, his mouth trailed kisses from my throat to the tie of the sarong.
“Are you okay?” he asked softly. “Your eyes are glazed.”
Groaning dramatically, I pressed against him and ran my hands underneath his shirt to feel the warm muscle there. “I’m not going to be responsible for my actions in another 30 seconds. You’re taking chances with my powers. Look! My fingers are glowing!” I wiggled the tips of my fingers. They were glowing whitely in the candlelight of the room. “I might accidently blow you up.”
With a smug glance, he said, “This is your fault. You wanted a full night with me. Are you telling me you can’t handle a full night with me?”

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     A Look at Broken Souls:
  






Rori Austin’s life is over. She just doesn’t know it yet. Plagued by recurring nightmares and terrifying fugues, she’s hanging on by a thread. When she blacks out and wakes up in 1969, she knows she’s out of control. Broke and alone in the city that never sleeps, she’s desperate to find someone who can hold back the darkness in her mind. When too-good-to-be-true Declan shows up out of nowhere, she’s thrilled until he starts asking questions she has no intention of answering.
Primani Declan Manning is a ruthless killer and a renowned healer. Demons fear him. Humans love him. Life is good. The last thing he needs is a human woman. After saving Rori’s life, he walks away, but can’t forget the fear in her eyes. It haunts him, dredging up memories better left buried deep. Intrigued by her secrets, he uncovers the horrifying truth. She’s been marked for Hell, and her time is up.
Excerpt:
Rori was all in now. By all measures a woman could use, Declan Manning was a keeper.
The perfect man snapped her from the delicious daydreams by asking with an annoyingly smug expression, “Are you thinking about me?” He sniffed the air like a bloodhound before cracking up at her horrified expression.
As if that just explains everything… she blushed and gave herself an experimental sniff. “I don’t smell anything.”
The rat laughed harder before finally settling those dimples into their cutest position. “Sweetheart, a man knows when a woman wants him. It’s obvious by the glazed look in your eyes, the way your mouth opens for a kiss, and most importantly, and I can’t stress this one enough, the scent of your, um, juices flowing. I have supernatural senses--all of them. I can’t miss it. Besides that, your pheromones are the best perfume I’ve ever smelled. Just knowing you’re sitting here dreaming about sex makes me hot as hell. We might have to pull over.”

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    A Look at Darkness Calling:






Finally freed from a century in purgatory, Aisling just wants to raise her son and live as a normal human again--Her demon hunting days are over. But her taste of freedom is cut short when her past catches up with her. Cain is the one demon she couldn’t kill. One she couldn’t resist, didn’t resist. Now he’s back to keep her on a short leash. When he threatens to take her son, she turns to the one man who can save them both. Sean.
Sean is sick and tired of his baby mama’s mood swings, and he’s seriously thinking of strangling her. But when a brutal old enemy shows up to destroy everyone Sean loves, he discovers Aisling is hiding more than her feelings for him.
Joining forces to protect their son, Sean and Aisling set out on a journey that leads them from the city streets of Manhattan to the elegant hotels of Vienna to the final terrifying showdown in the bowels of Rome.
Excerpt:
“Are you okay with this?”
Sean’s deep voice thrummed across her neck. She stilled in the doorway so she could soak in his presence. He gave her space, but she could feel the heat from his chest against her back. He couldn’t help it any more than he could stop breathing. Primani just burned hotter than humans. He seemed to burn hotter than other Primani, but that was probably his arrogance projecting. The fact that he was supremely comfortable in his skin made him bold. He came at life as if it was his right. No hesitation. Hesitation led to death. She envied him that courage. Shaking off the maudlin thoughts, she eased closer until the fine hair on his arms tickled her shoulders and bit back to urge to purr.
“With sharing the room with you?” Oddly enough, this was the last vacant room.
“Not just the room. There’s only one bed, and I’m not sleeping on the marble floor no matter how squeamish you are.”
She already noticed the bed. It was impossible to miss. Draped with silver silk coverings and set high on a platform, it was the room’s centerpiece. Overflowing with velvet ruby and sapphire pillows, the bed all but demanded to be used well.
Turning to face him, she said, “It’s only one night. You don’t sleep naked, do you?”
Grinning wolfishly, he countered, “Oh, always. You?”
“Never.”
She shivered in the cool breeze despite his nearness. With a soft sound of concern, he cupped her shoulders, rubbing them briskly before trailing off to a lingering caress. “You’re cold.”
“No...” She lowered her gaze to his mouth. Her fingers curled in the soft cotton of his shirt, reeling him close. “I’m so far from cold right now.”
The gentle stroke slowed until only the pads of his thumbs moved over her skin. His eyes gleamed with a low fire as he searched hers. Her heart took off in a gallop.
“Is that so?” The husky question sent a swirl of desire curling into her belly.
She licked her lower lip, unconsciously inviting him to taste, hoping he’d dip his head and take her mouth. Part of her wanted this, part of her shrieked to run the other way. Without breaking his gaze, he curled his fingers around the nape of her neck and closed the distance between them. His chest brushed her breasts as he tightened his hold. Her pulse fluttered like a hummingbird.
“I’m going to kiss you. If you don’t want me to, tell me now.”
 



About the Author

Laurie Olerich is the author of the urban fantasy romance series Primani. She loves to create guilty pleasures full of exciting locations, roller coaster action, strong, quirky heroines, and steaming hot heroes who’ll raise the temperature in any room you’re in! Paranormal romance? Check! Urban fantasy? Check! Romantic suspense? Check! Her Primani series combines the best of the three. When not plotting, writing, or fantasizing about her next hero, she’s planning parties, traveling the world, and spending lazy nights with her son, her Dal pals, and friends. Laurie spent most of her life in the Northeastern United States and in Germany. She now lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her son and Dalmatian duo, Domino and Rambo.  Before throwing caution to the wind and diving into a writing career, Laurie dedicated 20 years to a career spent around men with guns and cool toys...this explains her obsession with both!