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REVIEW: Cataclysmic Shift by Tara Lain

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Summary:Super cat, Aloysius, may be the most powerful witch's familiar in the world, but when he takes a blast at the hand of an evil witch he loses it all -- power, memory, and his feline form -- to become the ethereal human beauty, Alain Bellarose. When Alain wakes up naked on the floor surrounded by dogs and cats, his eyes first set upon Luke Elliott, the handsome and mysterious veterinarian. Suddenly, the prospect of being human doesn't seem so bad. Luke has a lot to hide and he likes animals way more than people, but he can't resist the flamboyant boy who washes his face with the side of his hand and tries to lick his own privates! The loss of Aloysius depletes Witch Master Killian Barth's power and that of his “secret weapon” Sammy and leaves their coven sitting ducks for two very nasty women. When Alain discovers that he's really a powerful cat, he's faced with the ultimate choice: to protect his community, or surrender his power and stay with the man …

NEW RELEASE: Matchpoint by Elise Sax

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Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this release blitz. Here's a little bit about Matchpoint by Elise Sax. Happy reading!
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Lovably troublesome Gladie Burger runs into sizzling danger and a fiery love triangle in the second installment of Elise Sax’s hilarious and sexy Matchmaker romance series.

“Elise Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig

Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist’s chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck. Emerging from an anesthetic haze, Gladie awakes to find that not only is her tooth still throbbing, but her dentist is dead—and the lead suspect in the murder, office receptionist Belinda, just so happens to be Gladie’s first re…

NEW RELEASE: A Time of Dying by Hailey Edwards

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY!

They just might survive…if they don’t kill each other first.

Once the future Segestriidae maven, Kaidi lived a privileged life. Now she spends her nights haunting cities ravaged by the plague. Spade in hand, she stalks rows of freshly dug graves for corpses…and then she takes their heads.

Her new life is caked in blood and spattered with gore, but it’s hers. At least until—to her fury—she’s caught napping.

A plague survivor by the skin of his teeth, Murdoch risks his neck to solve the mysteries left in its wake. Bodies have gone missing. Guards have left their posts and never returned home.

When he rouses a female dozing among the dead, he’s unprepared for the violence of her response. Or his. Beneath the grime, she’s lovely. Too bad the blood under her fingernails belongs to his clansmen.

He has no choice but to follow this alluring creature deeper into her world of winged beasts and flesh-eating monsters. She holds the knowledge he craves, but the price is high—an…

BLOG TOUR: Bidding Wars by Lacey Wolfe

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Thanks to Book Trailer Showcase for hosting this blog tour. I have Lacey Wolfe, author of Bidding Wars here today talking about her love of reading. Welcome!
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Thank you for having me on your blog today.

On top of writing my own stories, I spend a lot of time with my nose to my kindle. Reading a lot is not only a great escape and stress reliever, but it also helps me improve my writing. When I read stories and see the way other authors might have crafted a scene, or even a dialogue tag they used, it sticks with me. Sometimes I learn a different way to say things, such as she wrapped her hands around his neck as she kissed him to: she laced her fingers together around his neck as she kissed him. I might not have thought of that wording myself.

I wouldn’t call it stealing someone else’s words, but learning. And as a writer, it’s important to always be learning and finding ways to make our stories even better for readers. My hope is for readers to get lost …

REVIEW: Vertigo by Gwenan Haines

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Summary:When attorney Blake Cartwright abandons a successful career to turn a dilapidated lighthouse into an inn, everybody thinks she's gone a little bit crazy. After witnessing a body fall from the tower, Blake wonders if they might be right. According to local legend, the spirit of a former keeper's wife lures women to their deaths in the icy water below. Has Blake witnessed a suicide, seen a ghost--or is she just seeing things? Declan Hunter, the mysterious man she hires to help with renovations, doesn't help matters. The man with the Navy SEAL physique claims to be nothing more than a local handyman, but Blake's instincts warn her not to trust him. As the mystery deepens, she finds herself drawn into a dangerous labyrinth of secrets, lies, and murder. But the most serious danger of all may be falling for a man determined to leave her.
Title:  Vertigo
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Author:  Gwenan Haines
Approximate Book Length:  272 Pages

Thoughts:I’m not usually one to …

MY FIRST PREGNANCY - 1st Trimester

FIRST TRIMESTER
When someone hears “1st trimester of pregnancy”, there are two things that are immediately thought of by pretty much anyone: fatigue and nausea. Those are the two things that TV and movies always portray and that I think everyone associates with the term. However, that is just the tip of the iceberg!

Yes when I found out I was pregnant, I instantly realized why I was so tired over our trip, I was sleeping in more, and I took naps. I also noticed a couple things that I could no longer eat, most specifically chocolate. I had a cup of hot chocolate, took a sip, and it tasted strangely nasty and I couldn’t take another drop. Certain veggies started making me gag the moment they hit my tongue such as carrots and green beans. And yes, these only got worse as the weeks passed.

I’ve known women who were so sick their first trimester that they threw up every single day. I wasn’t like that; in fact I threw up only about 5 to 7 times in 12 weeks. However, I gagged and dry…

REVIEW: Covert Craving by Jennifer James

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Summary:She just stripped in front of an NYPD detective... The glow-in-the-dark water at Camp Sunny Woods left Chloe Saunders with the ability to disappear from sight. Thirteen years later, she uses her "gift" to take out criminals when she can. If she's got to be part of a freak show, she's going to do some good while in the buff. And he's enjoying studying every luscious curve... Color blind detective Jacob Greiff smokes to weaken the overwhelming messages his nose sends him. One summer camp trip was enough for him. His priority right now is busting the vigilante leaving burglars tied up with panty hose and women's scarves. He thinks he's hallucinating when he sees a petite, bare foot brunette in an enormous trench coat at his crime scenes because for the first time in years, he's seeing someone in full color. He's not sure he's buying it, but Chloe sure looks great when she's "invisible." Despite his own supernatural ab…

BLOG TOUR: Harbinger by Philippa Ballantine

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Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have Philippa (Pip) Ballantine, author of Harbinger here today talking about power. Welcome!
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I'd Like the Power...
In the world of the Books of the Order there are a number of powers that the Deacons have. Through years of training they can control fire, walk through walls, see into other worlds and a number of other awesome...but terrifying powers. Then there are other wild talents, that are a little less reliable; Deacon Merrick Chambers can manipulate the emotions of people, and Garil can look into the future.

I really wouldn't want to have any of those powers, since the cost of them is years of training, and being linked to another human being could be a tricky thing. Sorcha and Merrick learn about the dangers of that Link.

The power I would love to have is the one that Raed is so tormented by; that of a shapeshifter. Though in the world of Arkaym it is bought by being possessed …

BLOG TOUR: Next Move by Sabrina Garie

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Thanks to the Smexy Fab4 for hosting this blog tour. I have Sabrina Garie, author of Next Move here today talking about fun food. Welcome!
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Fun With Food and Drink
Food and drink mix well with romance and sex. Not only are they tools for seduction, they’re also important elements of home and hearth, mood enhancers and indicative of hidden character elements.

In Next Move, I used both to help me navigate the love story. Here, try a sample of caviar and strawberries as a seduction tool.

She took her hand back, dipped a finger in the caviar and licked it off. Her tongue glided across the edge, lapping at the gelatinous black eggs. Putting it in her mouth, she sucked the remaining juices.

Jared’s gaze never strayed from her lips as he leaned toward her and placed one hand on her leg. “Is that my answer?”

Finished, she picked up a strawberry and traced it along his lower lip. “Play with me.”

He swirled his tongue around the end of the berry then nibbled the t…

BLOG TOUR: Wolf Fever by Milly Taiden

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Thanks to the Smexy Fab4 for hosting this blog tour. Check out my review of Wolf Fever from Milly Taiden and then come back and learn what her family thinks of her writing! Welcome Milly :-)
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What My Family Thinks
A lot of people ask me what my family says of my writing. I mean, come on, I write paranormal stuff. And on top of that I write Erotic Romance. Can I just say my family rocks and thinks it is SO COOL! My mom was like I understand the erotic romance part, but what do you mean paranormal ‘ay dios mio!’ (meaning oh my god) you writing stuff with the devil! O.o LOL. Yeah she didn’t like that part so much. I’m supposed to not do that, but then she got over it when I explained it’s fantasy and it’s fun and cool and makes me super Milly. She already thinks I’m crazy so that just sealed it for her. My sister loves it and has been one of my biggest supporters, as have been my cousins and other close family. I know a lot of you wonder what my husband thi…

REVIEW: Wolf Fever by Milly Taiden

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Summary:Changes she can't understand… When Raine Bowe volunteers for a sleep study for the extra cash, she didn't expect to wake in a lab or to be victimized by a mad scientist. She escapes with one objective--to find someone strong enough to wage war with the evil growing inside her. A job he won't accept… Ryder Storm is a man with a reputation--the bad boy of his own universe. He doesn't take prisoners, won't give into a sweet smile, and doesn't cut his pack an inch of slack. He knows the desperate woman in his bar is his the moment he lays eyes on her. He'll give her anything she wants, except the one thing she's begging for. Death. Passion neither can fight… Raine enlists Ryder’s help to unravel the mystery surrounding the hours she lost in the lab and to help tame the beast inside her. In their search for answers, the road will lead them to a twisted experiment involving shifters, humans, and the creation of the ultimate Alpha. He's ready …

BLOG TOUR: Cataclysmic Shift by Tara Lain

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Please help me welcome the awesome Tara Lain today on the her release day and blog tour for Cataclysmic Shift, book 3 of The Aloysius Tales! Welcome Tara and happy reading folks :D
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Hi everyone. I’m so delighted to be here at Buffy’s on the first day of my CATACLYSMIC SHIFT Release Par-tay and Tour! Thank you for inviting me. I’m excited about this book partly because it’s about a cat. Well, a cat who shifts into a human -- but doesn’t remember he’s a cat. And then falls in love with another human who has no idea a cat could ever turn into a human. Yes, it’s complicated!

I love cats. I was raised with them. As an Army brat, I moved all the time, but everywhere we went we either brought or acquired a cat. I remember in one community in New Jersey, we had just come from Japan and we didn’t have a cat. We went to a used furniture store to buy some bookcases (we never had enough) and they had a semi-wild, all-black cat. We brought him home too. He ran under …

BLOG TOUR: Autumn Fire by Cameron D James

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Thanks to Reading Addiction Blog Tours for hosting this blog tour. Let's give a warm welcome to Cameron D James, author of Autumn Fire!
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10 Things Readers Would Be Surprised to Know About Me
There’s always some mystique behind the label of “Author.” Just who, exactly, is that guy? Is he normal? Weird? Sexy? Dorky?

Well, here are ten things you might be surprised to know about me:

10. I do not have internet or cable at home. My partner and I have to camp out at Starbucks when we need to do internet work, and we occasionally buy a TV season on DVD if it sounds good. This will soon change, though, as the phone company is coming to install internet next week! Still no plans for TV.

9. I LOVE world travel. I’ve been to Canada, USA, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, and the West Bank. Those were not all in one trip, of course. I hope to return to world travel…