Tuesday, October 18, 2016

COVER REVEAL: Death Dancer by Tara Lain


Death Dancer
(Dangerous Dancers #2)
By Tara Lain

Blurb:

A tattooed dancer and a by-the-book detective dance with death in the ego-fueled halls of ballet.

Bad boy of ballet, Valentin “Val” Aalto stands poised on the verge of huge success -- except for one big obstacle. Influential lead dancer Harry Hardesty hates Val and cheats him out of the lead in Romeo and Juliet. When Hardesty winds up dead, Val looks like a prime suspect – and gets thrown under the detailed and methodical inspection of the handsome NY detective with the stick up his butt, Andrew Preston. At first, Preston believes Hardesty may be the victim of the chilling Dancer Killer who’s struck three victims, but evidence stacks up against Val. Still, Andrew can’t seem to keep his hands off his suspect and when the Dancer Killer starts stalking Val, Andrew is forced to choose between his dedication to a job he loves – and his growing passion for his beautiful dancer. Together Val and Andrew discover that chaos can be beautiful, one should choose desserts wisely, and love can even trump death in the rehearsal halls of ballet.



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Release Date: 

November 1, 2016


Excerpt

Val gritted his teeth but didn’t reply. He just wrapped the towel over his longish wet hair and ruffled it dry. When he pulled it off, Mr. Cop-out had his eyes glued to Val’s package. The scrutiny made said package want to stand up and show off.

The cop cleared his throat. “I’m Detective Andrew Preston with the NYPD. I’m investigating a homicide related to one of the members of this company. Your director said all of you dancers are to answer questions before leaving today. It doesn’t look like you’re planning to make yourself subject to those instructions.”

Val plopped his naked butt on the bench and let his cock drape down between his legs. Get a good look there, Copo. “To quote an old movie, I don’t consider myself subject to much at all, Detective, but in fact, I didn’t get those instructions since I was meeting with the director of the company at the time they were likely being given.”

“I see.”

“And I have every intention of leaving here quickly and diving to the bottom of a vodka bottle shortly thereafter, so if you’ve got questions, ask them fast.”

Preston raised a perfectly shaped dark eyebrow. “I wouldn’t have thought an athlete would indulge quite so freely.”

“Yeah, well, when assholes throw their weight around and take what’s rightfully mine, I figure I’ve earned a little fucking indulgence.” He blew out his breath. “Sorry. Ask your questions.”

Preston carefully removed a notebook and a pen from his breast pocket.

Val grinned. “You’re kidding? I feel like I’ve gone back in time to some black and white TV show where you’re going to say—”

“Just the facts, sir.”

Val’s eyes flashed to Preston’s. He couldn’t be serious—then Val smiled. The cop’s light green eyes danced with a very charming mischief.

“So you get that a lot.”

“Yes. I’m afraid my penchant for organization receives mixed reviews.”

Val smiled. Cute. “Okay. Shoot there, Sherlock.”

“How well did you know Donald Fornazy?”

“Not at all, I’m afraid. Not even his name. We had a couple scenes together. Nothing much.”

“Is that unusual, not to know someone in your own company?”

Val felt the crease pop between his brows. “Not really. There are a lot of dancers here. I’m not a member of the corps and I don’t live here. Most of my friends aren’t members of the company.” He shrugged. “The young man was neither a great enough dancer for me to notice him professionally, nor enough my type to notice him personally.”

That got a rise out of both Preston’s eyebrows.

Val shook his head. “I’m sorry. I’m not trying to make light of this man’s murder. I’m just in a rotten mood. Don’t mind me.”

“Care to elaborate?”

“It doesn’t relate to your case.”

Preston gazed at him for a long second, then looked down at his notebook. “Do you have any idea why someone would want to kill him?”

“Can’t imagine. I heard that some other dancers have been killed, which is pretty damned shocking. Hell, we’re society’s frippery. Spangles on the ass cheeks of civilization. Hardly a threat to anyone.”


Dangerous Dancers Series



Golden Dancer 
(Dangerous Dancers Series, #1)
By Tara Lain


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About the Author




Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 32. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.  She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog near the sea in California where she sets a lot of her books.  Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!


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Monday, October 17, 2016

NEW RELEASE: Rendezvous with Yesterday by Dianne Duvall


The much-anticipated sequel to Dianne Duvall's A Sorceress of His Own is here! Get the newest Gifted Ones novel (a prequel to the best-selling Immortal Guardians series) at all major e-retailers today! 



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The Gifted Ones Book 2
By Dianne Duvall
Publishing Date: October 17, 2016
Special Pre-Order Discounted Price—$4.99
Modern-day bounty hunter Bethany Bennett helps her brother track two fugitives to a forest outside of Houston, Texas. But what should have been a routine apprehension of two bail skippers spirals out of control and ends in violence. After Beth and her brother are both seriously injured, a mysterious figure suddenly looms over her. And, when the smoke clears, Beth finds herself not only in another place, but in another time.   As Lord Robert, Earl of Fosterly, attempts to identify and track down the nameless enemy who has been plaguing his lands and people with violence, the most peculiar woman stumbles into his path. Small, vulnerable, yet possessed of a bold, fiery spirit and wicked sense of humor, she persists in dubbing Robert and his men members of something called a medieval reenactment group . . . until she sees his castle and labels herself mad. It seems bounty hunter Bethany Bennett has come to him from the future, bringing with her laughter and chaos, swiftly winning the hearts of his people and inspiring within him a love he thought he would never experience again. But when Robert discovers a way for her to return to her time, will the love they share be enough to keep them together?
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Monday, October 3, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Rendezvous With Yesterday by Dianne Duvall



Thanks to Author's Taproom for hosting this tour. Please help me welcome Dianne Duvall today as she shares a little bit about the music related to her books! Welcome :-) <3 


Thank you for joining me today! I’m very happy to be here at Buffy’s Ramblings, celebrating the upcoming release of my time travel romance RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY. And thank you, Buffy, for letting me visit again!

I’ve noticed that more and more readers are requesting playlists from authors and seem especially interested in what authors listen to while they write. I think I may be a little bit in the minority as far as authors go, because I usually don’t listen to music while I write. (If a song is playing while I’m working, I will more often than not end up signing along in my head and lose focus.) But, the fact that I don’t listen to music while I write does not, however, mean that music and writing never intermingle for me.

Certain songs always bring specific characters or scenes to mind. Some songs may not surprise you. Others you might find downright peculiar and wonder what in the world they have to do with paranormal, historical or time travel romance.  My Immortal Guardians in particular tend to bring songs to mind that I’m certain you’ll never seen on another author’s playlist.

So, bizarre though it may seem, here is a list of songs I associate with my family of gifted ones and immortals:

1) Droppin’ Plates—Disturbed. This song often makes me think of Bethany (RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY) and Tracy (NIGHT UNBOUND) because both like Disturbed.

2) All Along the Watchtower—Jimi Hendrix. This one brings Bethany and her brother Josh (RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY) to mind.

3) Before I’m Dead—The Kidney Thieves. This song I always associate this with Immortal Guardian Lisette d’Alençon (NIGHT UNBOUND).

4) Down With the Sickness—Disturbed. I actually associate this with my entire Immortal Guardians series since the vampires and immortals that people it are both infected with a virus that lends them their strength, speed, incredible regenerative capabilities, etc. After I wrote NIGHT UNBOUND, it also made me think specifically of Zach. 

5) Sing, Sing, Sing—performed by Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, and a host of other talented musicians. I can’t hear this now without thinking of Lisette, Zach, Heather, and Ethan (NIGHT UNBOUND). I actually listened to it while I wrote and edited the “date” scene.

6) Squirrels in My Pant—Phineas and Ferb. Fans of my Immortal Guardians books are no doubt snickering over this one. This song, of course, makes me think of Étienne (DARKNESS RISES).

7) I Feel Pretty—West Side Story. I know. Weird, right? But again, fans of my Immortal Guardians series will know why this makes me think of Étienne. LOL.

8) Come and Get Your Love—Redbone. For some reason, I always picture Marcus and Ami (NIGHT REIGNS) dancing playfully together when I hear this. Those two come to mind a lot when I listen to music.

9) Monster—Skillet. I think of both Seth and Zach when I hear this one now (NIGHT UNBOUND).

10) Be My Life’s Companion—The Mills Brothers. Immortal Guardians fans (and readers who find him intriguing in The Gifted Ones series) may be interested in knowing that lately this one has been bringing scenes from Seth’s book to mind. I don’t think that one is far away now. 

11) The Joker—The Steve Miller Band. I had to include one that always makes me think of Sheldon. LOL. I could totally see him calling himself a “gangster of love” while everyone else called him a “space cowboy.” (If you aren’t familiar with my Immortal Guardians series, Sheldon is a mortal in the series who often provides comic relief. He also conducts many of the character interviews on my blog tours.)

So . . . it’s a mixed bag, isn’t it? Squirrels in My Pants seems to be a particular favorite of Immortal Guardians fans.  Are there any unusual songs on your playlist?



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rwy_book_coverRENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY
The Gifted Ones Book 2
By Dianne Duvall
Publishing Date: October 17, 2016
Special Pre-Order Discounted Price—$4.99
Modern-day bounty hunter Bethany Bennett helps her brother track two fugitives to a forest outside of Houston, Texas. But what should have been a routine apprehension of two bail skippers spirals out of control and ends in violence. After Beth and her brother are both seriously injured, a mysterious figure suddenly looms over her. And, when the smoke clears, Beth finds herself not only in another place, but in another time.   As Lord Robert, Earl of Fosterly, attempts to identify and track down the nameless enemy who has been plaguing his lands and people with violence, the most peculiar woman stumbles into his path. Small, vulnerable, yet possessed of a bold, fiery spirit and wicked sense of humor, she persists in dubbing Robert and his men members of something called a medieval reenactment group . . . until she sees his castle and labels herself mad. It seems bounty hunter Bethany Bennett has come to him from the future, bringing with her laughter and chaos, swiftly winning the hearts of his people and inspiring within him a love he thought he would never experience again. But when Robert discovers a way for her to return to her time, will the love they share be enough to keep them together?
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6ade4-authorpic_dianneduvallDianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series and The Gifted Ones series. Her books have twice been nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and "wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews).   Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn't writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she has created in her books.   For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit www.DianneDuvall.com.  You can also find Dianne online . . . Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Tsū YouTube Pinterest | Goodreads | Google Plus
    


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