Showing posts from May, 2013

For the Love of Mythology Giveaway Hop!

Big thanks to Book Lovers Hideaway for hosting this giveaway hop! Close Encounters of the Night Kind and I are helping out, but it was BLH that did the most work!

So this blog hop is all about Mythology and why we all love it. Whether it be Greek, Roman, Egyptian, etc., it just captivates us. My favorite has always been Greek Mythology. I used to be a big Xena: Warrior Princess fan, and I still think of the Greek gods as those characters to this day. I haven't read too many books with a mythology theme, but the few I have were interesting and fun even if they weren't my favorite stories.

My very favorite mythology related series however is the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series by Rick Riordan. It is because of that fact that my giveaway for this hop will be the largest one I've done to date. I'm giving away a brand new copy of the entire set in paperback! Click here to see it on Amazon.

Just enter the Rafflecopter below and yo…

COVER REVEAL: Heartstrings by Heather Gunter

Hey all! Today I'm sharing the cover of Heartstrings which is the sequel to Love Notes by Heather Gunter. I haven't read Love Notes (yet), but I definitely need to. Check out more about book 2 below. Happy reading!

Heartstrings - Love Notes Book 2

Everyone thinks of me as this happy and upbeat person. What they don't know, is that I carry a deep, dark secret. Something horrible happened to me a year ago, and I have kept it quiet all this time. I was fine for a while, but somehow it’s chosen this time to come back, and it's eating at me--like a cancer.

I need to tell someone about it, I just don't know how. I'm pushing everyone I love away, including my mom and my best friend Charlie.

Then there is Will. Handsome, sweet Will. We went out on a date a while back, but then the incident happened leaving me crushed and him confused.

How do you tell someone you care about all of your secrets, and will they still want you when the truth comes out?

About the Author W…

BLOG TOUR: Bella Key by Scarlet Chastain

Scarlet Chastain has just released her debut story Bella Key, and she's here today talking about being a F/F erotic romance author. Welcome!!
Thank you for having me on Buffy’s Ramblings, BK!

Now that my debut f/f erotic romance is published, one of the most asked question I receive is why f/f?

The female/female dynamic intrigues me. Let’s face it, women are complex creatures! Men are at an extreme disadvantage at knowing which buttons to push. Women on the other hand, don’t need a manual. They know what their female partners want because they want the same thing.

I love writing emotions into my love scenes. The emotional level is kicked up to overdrive when both players are women because we need an emotional connection to feel aroused.

Bella Key is a story of one woman quest for happiness that happens to end in the arms of another woman. It’s a love story first, a lesbian story second.

Maddie and Sunny’s sexy story released May 3rd and my girls ar…

REVIEW: Bella Key by Scarlet Chastain

Summary:Maddie Jacobs must be crazy. At least that’s what her mother thinks. Professionally, she’s confident and secure; personally, she’s a hot mess. Not even a marriage proposal from a man who adores her can quell her search for something more. In need of an escape, Maddie flees to Key West’s most southern island, Bella Key, to rest and recharge at Casa Bonita. She almost gives up on the weekend retreat when the Bed & Breakfast is closed for repairs until Sunny Rojas, the inn owner, extends an offer of friendship, sweet tea and a room. Still reeling from a breakup with her longtime partner, Sunny is thankful for the diversion from her own broken heart. The arrival of a fierce storm forces the women’s emotional journey to a head and leads them into each other’s arms. But can Maddie throw her hangups to the wind and go with her heart? The magic of Bella Key teaches her that passion cannot be placed neatly into boxes labeled right and wrong, because love knows no boundaries.

BLOG TOUR: Possession by Jennifer Lyon

Thanks to Book Monster Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of Possession in addition to my review of The Proposition which is book 1 in The Plus One Chonicles by Jennifer Lyon. Happy reading!
Summary:Savagely sexy billionaire Sloane Michaels ruthlessly controls his life and everything in it. Even his sex partners are carefully negotiated plus-one arrangements, including his latest, the fiery bakery owner, Kat Thayne. But Sloane’s control is challenged when his mentor becomes seriously ill, and his need for Kat, his need to possess her at all costs, rivals only his single-minded goal of vengeance for the murder of his sister. After surviving an attack six years ago, Kat Thayne escaped her fears in the protective world of her beloved bakery. Then Sloane Michaels storms into her life, making her feel beautiful, strong and sexy. Yet as Kat pushes her boundaries and uncovers a dangerous secret in her past, Sloane’s controlling s…

REVIEW: The Proposition by Jennifer Lyon

Summary:Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves. Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.
Title:  The Proposition
Series:  The Plus One Chronicles
Book #: 1
Author:  Jennifer Lyon
Approximate Book Length:  123 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:This book starts off with some heart pounding moments. It draws you in and gets you utterly int…

BLOG TOUR: Marked by Jennifer James

Please welcome Jennifer James back to the blog as she tours her latest release, Marked! Welcome back chica :-)
I have a bad habit of creating series. I love to read them, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I keep writing them. *grin* Last week I released my very first Indie title, a short story set in a universe called HOWL. This universe will be in the spirit of Felicity Heaton’s Vampire Realms, with lots of different characters, book lengths, and storylines. I hope you’ll enjoy my take on werewolf soul mates in this first installment, MARKED.

Five years ago she ran. . .

Kayla is back where she belongs: in Jack’s arms. But after the initial explosion of pent up longing and need have passed, she has to convince him to complete the bond between them.

Ingrained fears sent her running, but the need for her mate and the love she’s denied has brought her back. To be Marked will join their souls together forever, a bond Kayla can no longer live without.

REVIEW: Marked by Jennifer James

Summary:Five years ago she ran. Kayla is back where she belongs: in Jack’s arms. But after the initial explosion of pent up longing and need have passed, she has to convince him to complete the bond between them. Ingrained fears sent her running, but the need for her mate and the love she’s denied has brought her back. To be Marked will join their souls together forever, a bond Kayla can no longer live without. An Alpha wolf, Jack waited for Kayla to return to him and protected her from afar. When he senses her outside his home, he isn’t beyond setting a trap meant to entice her back. Once he has her, he has to show her it isn’t just her heart he needs. He needs her trust and with it, her submission.
Title:  Marked
Series:  Howl
Book #: 1
Author:  Jennifer James
Approximate Book Length:  20 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:Whew! This is a really sexy and compelling read. It’s short, so it’s hard to say too much without giving things away. The…

BLOG TOUR: Back to You Collection by Natalie-Nicole Bates

Thanks to Book Monster Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing the blurb for Back to You by Natalie-Nicole Bates. There's the single title and the collection which includes the bonus stories Remember the Stars and Antique Charming. Happy Reading!

On the surface, Lynsey Reznor seems to have it all. She is beautiful, brilliant, and a successful true-crime writer who has been living the past decade in Miami. But what Lynsey lacks is what she needs the most—a family.

After the death of her mother, and yet another failed relationship, Lynsey makes an impulsive decision to return to her hometown of Unity. But Unity will present its own bittersweet memories, most notably, her first love, Nick Lincoln.

Twenty years ago, Nick broke teenager Lynsey’s heart when he decided to marry another. He had his own private reasons—reasons he never explained to Lynsey. Now she is back, along with a chance to reclaim her love. But Lynsey wants answers from…

BLOG TOUR: Knowing His Secret by KC Falls

Thanks to Book Trailer Showcase for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing a little bit about Knowing His Secret by KC Falls. Happy reading!

He looked like the kind of man even my mother would call smokin' hot. Eventually, she did.

He felt like the kind of man who didn't just break the rules, but made new ones. He led and it was follow or get out of the way.

Why did a billionaire with a voice like liquid silk and a face like a bad angel take a second look at a girl in no-name jeans, with a fifteen-dollar haircut and a beat up car she calls her "Eep" because the 'J' fell off long ago?

I didn't want to know why and when I thought I knew I didn't want to admit it. By the time I found his secret, it was already too late. His passion had me hooked like a drug. It didn't hurt that he pulled the people I love the most out of harm's way. A girl can get used to a knight in shining armor even when the armor has some very…

BLOG TOUR: Unleash by Felicity Heaton

Thanks to Book Monster Promotions for hosting this blog tour. Unleash, the sixth book in Felicity Heaton’s Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series is now available. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a fantastic giveaway at her website and she’s also offering the first book in the series, Covet, for FREE at selected Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books and Apple iBooks Stores. You can find all the links for the Covet special offer (and two other free paranormal romance ebooks) at:

A powerful vampire lost deep in his bloodlust, Snow is a savage animal, mindless with rage and a thirst for violence, and trapped with no hope of awakening from an endless nightmare… until a song draws him up from the abyss, restoring his sanity but leaving him haunted by the sweet feminine scent of lilies and snow, and fragmented familiar lyrics.

When the mysterious and beautiful songstress reappears in Snow’s room …

BLOG TOUR: The Charmed Trilogy by Christine Wenrick

Thanks to Book Monster Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I have the author of the Charmed Trilogy, Christine Wenrick, here today with her inspiration. Welcome! Keep in mind, all three books are available on Amazon and Smashwords, but book 1 will be on sale for $.99 until the 27th!
An Author’s Inspiration
I have had many people ask me what inspired me to become a writer. What was it that after years of saying I wanted to write, of threatening to dabble with a few pages here or there because it sounded like fun, actually got me to put pen to paper and complete a story before I ever realized what I’d undertaken?

The main characters: Caleb and Olivia.

I saw the ending to their story so clearly, and that made me want to get to know them better, both individually and as a couple. What circumstances got them to that ending? As I began to answer that question in bits and pieces, I truly began to see a couple that fascinated me, and in that I found my insp…

BLOG TOUR: In Flames by Jessica Jayne

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. Welcome back to the blog Jessica Jayne with her new story In Flames. Who doesn't love a sexy firefighter? ;D Happy reading!
In Flames (In Pinterest-Style)
I’d like to take a moment to thank Buffy Kennedy for hosting me again on her Buffy’s Ramblings blog! She’s awesome! Back in April, she was kind enough to host me and my first book, More Than Friends, as part of my first ever book blog tour. And now, I’m back with my latest release from Evernight Publishing entitled In Flames. This time around, I thought I’d do a “Pinterest” type board to introduce everyone to Matt and Gracelyn and their story. Most of the time when I write a story, I find pictures that sort of inspire me in the writing journey. I fell in love with Gracelyn and Matt and their story. I hope you do too!

Matt Riley is a firefighter (and a hunk). The women of Mason Ridge adore Matt.
Gracelyn Riley is a long locked brune…