Friday, April 28, 2017

BOOK PROPO: Welcome to Evergreen Grove: The Evergreen Grove Box Set by Elisabeth Staab



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Welcome to Evergreen Grove!!
This eBook box set features the first three full-length novels in Elisabeth Staab's new adult series, and one bonus novella.

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Praise for the series! 

"Elisabeth Staab blows me away." -- Guilty Indulgence Romance Reviews

"From the first sentence I was hooked." -- Binding Addiction

"A dramatic new adult story that will tug at your heart" -- Book Lovin' Mamas

"I couldn't put it down." -- Viviana, Enchantress of Books

"Romance at its finest!" -- Joyfully Jay

"A powerful tale of discovery." -- Xtreme Delusions





At the Stars 
(Evergreen Grove Book 1)

A GIRL TRYING TO LEAVE HER PAST BEHIND

I was a normal teenager who loved music and dancing, until the day I was attacked in my favorite record store. A few years later when my mom succumbed to depression and took her own life, I couldn’t stay in my hometown with all the memories and the curious stares. I decided to get in my car and just go – except my car decided it was done going outside a tiny place called Evergreen Grove. That’s where I found Jake. Or I guess Jake found me.

A GUY WHO CAN’T LET HIS GO

For the last eight years, all I can think about is the day I ended another man’s life. Then I manage to save Cassie’s, and I feel like maybe I’ve got some kind of second chance. To do what I couldn’t before, or maybe even for something bigger. Something like love. If only I could feel like I deserve her...

At the Stars is a story of lost hope, new beginnings, and found love.




Acts of Creation 
(Evergreen Grove Book 2) 

He’s living a lie.

Dante Ramos: Champion. Ladies’ man. Party animal. Women want him, and men either want to be him or put his lights out for sleeping with their girlfriends. It’s all an act. Inside, he’s so full of self-loathing he’s on a fast-track to self-destruction.

She’s living in the shadows.

Meeting Michelle at a support group for assault survivors shows Dante a new world of possibilities. Finally, someone in his life might understand him, and she creates in him a fierce need to protect. Trouble is, Dante lives his life in the spotlight, and the only thing Michelle wants is a place to hide.





By the Rules 
(Evergreen Grove Book 3)

He thinks I want him because of the rumors around town. Because I think he’s easy. I want AJ, because he’s AJ.

No liars. No suits. Absolutely no straight guys…

AJ Fabin’s list of rules keeps him safe. Since getting kicked out of his parents’ home and attacked by a former escorting client, his rules and his life in the tiny town of Evergreen Grove provide a quiet haven. He may be lonely, and he may stick out like a sore thumb, but the folks like him well enough. When he’s not dodging his old pimp, things are peaceful.

Hayden Price is having a quarter-life crisis. Engaged to a woman he can’t connect to and working a job he secretly hates, he comes to Evergreen Grove to help his mother through a health scare. Returning to his childhood home makes Hayden reevaluate a lot of things, including himself. When he meets AJ and finds he can’t stand the mouthy jerk—almost as much as he can’t stop thinking about him—he has a lot more to change than his career.

To be together, they’ll both have to break all of their rules.

By the Rules is book 3 in the Evergreen Grove series, but reads as a standalone.




Marry Me, Baby: An Evergreen Grove Novella 

Dante Ramos will win at love if it's the last thing he does...

Since I retired from boxing, I'm fighting to keep my life off the damn ropes.

Lately, one thing after another's falling apart. First there's the road-trip on Valentine's weekend that coulda gotten me and my girl both killed. Then came the unspoken secrets that put so much distance between us.

My love for Michelle is everything that keeps me human. I can feel her slipping away. I've got one last shot. A desperate proposal.

And it's all about to go wrong.






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Just in time before 
Losing the Fight (Evergreen Grove Book 5)
releases on April 30, 2017


He’s already blown his shot…

Tyler Thacker threw away his MMA title. When his brother died and he lost the girl he loved, getting his career back seemed impossible. Now that girl is in the picture again and so is his chance to set things right.

Kate Flynn hasn’t been the same since the accident that killed Tyler’s twin and left her injured. When their best friend drags her to Evergreen Grove, she comes face to face with her first love. Being around Ty pushes her to get her life in order, but it also brings up pain she’d rather have kept buried.

Tyler needs to reclaim his future. Kate needs to let go of the past. Maybe, together, they can fight through the agony of what they’ve lost. Maybe, together, they’ll win something truly amazing.

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About The Author

Elisabeth Staab started hunting mutant hedgehogs back in 1842… Oops, wrong bio… Elisabeth Staab digs coffee, saucy stories, and sexy things that go bump in the night. Once, she ate dinner in a jail and liked it. She lives in the Washington DC area with her incredible family and does her best to juggle life while ignoring the laundry.






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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

REVIEW: Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Summary:

Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She's having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn't know about.

Gregor believes Cat is his and he won't stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor's hold over her. She'll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she's ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave.

Title:  Destinted for an Early Grave
Series:  Night Huntress
Book #: 4
Author:  Jeaniene Frost
Approximate Book Length:  399 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

This was just painful. The entire scenario screams awkward and it causes a great deal of conflict. The fights and distance between Cat and Bones are tremendous. For them as a unit, it all comes down to this book.

Gregor is such a slimeball. It was both hilarious and appalling when Cat finally confronted him. It cost her though. A choice she later makes that upsets him further costs her so much more.

Notable characters that play a significant role here are Mencheres, Vlad, Majestic, and Apollyon. Apollyon is setup, but the other three are ones I’ve come to love, partly because of this book. Then there are fun scenes with Spade and Annette too. The last thing I’ll say is poor Justina and Rodney.

Bottom Line:

Destinted for an Early Grave is another game changer and makes or breaks Cat and Bones.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

REVIEW: At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost

Summary:

Some things won't stay buried . . . at grave's end

It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.

Title:  At Grave's End
Series:  Night Huntress
Book #: 3
Author:  Jeaniene Frost
Approximate Book Length:  354 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

This book is intense. There are devastating lows and so much death. I cried a few times. I think it catalyzes a lot of change for Cat. We see a lot more of Bones’s vampire alliances and yet more vampire politics in this book. The dynamics between some of these players makes for fun holiday parties.

Overall just a really emotional book with a lot of action. Cat and Bones grow even closer and their relationship grows more solid.

Bottom Line:

At Grave's End brings magic into the mix and the results are catastrophic. It’s a game changer.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Brush with Catastrophe by Tara Lain



This is the tale of a crappy witch who's faced with saving the world -- and the amazing man and the phenomenal cat that set out to help him do it.



Brush With Catastrophe 
(The Aloysius Tales Series, #2) 
By Tara Lain



Blurb:
Sammy Raphael is a crappy witch, and on top of that, he can't seem to get a boyfriend. Where other supernaturals can bring down lightning and manifest wealth, Sammy can paint. Granted, the “prophetic” paintings he creates at night always come true, but they never predict anything important. Sammy feels like a total loser with a worthless ability.

One night he paints a gorgeous guy who turns out to be his secret crush, the human Ryder, but Ryder’s changed so much he's almost unrecognizably beautiful. Then Sammy paints an angel who turns out to be a witch. But is that witch also a devil—a devil who can bring down Sammy’s whole community and everyone he loves? And why the hell does Ryder keep changing? Aloysius, the black cat familiar, always backs a winner. So why is he backing Sammy?

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Character Bio – Brush with Catastrophe - Ryder

Name:
Ryder McMasters, formerly known as Alvish
Age: 20 (in human years)
Height: Well over six feet and changing almost daily
Weight: Well muscled and increasing in strength everyday
Hair: Long and light brown that appears silver
Eyes: Green and almost glistening as a jewel
Species: Witches believe he’s human
Powers: Changing almost daily in size, strength, and the luminosity of the vine tattoos that cover his body
Profession: Student of history in college
Family: A mysterious bunch who call on the phone and insist he come home
Friends: His best friends are Sammy Raphael, Jimmy Janx, and Chen
Allies: He’s very, very alone
Love: Secretly loves Sammy

Excerpt


Sammy looked down into the soup. “That’s the only kind of guy who would ever be interested in me. A cheating rat.”

“Sam, that’s not so.”

His voice shook. “Why the hell do you think he even bothered with me to begin with? What would he want with a stupid loser if he was planning on cheating with half the fucking college?” The tears squeezed out and started to drip down his cheeks.

Ryder put the tray on the dresser and wrapped Sammy in his arms. “You’re not a loser at all. You’re one of the finest people I’ve ever known. You’re kind and funny and so smart. You paint like a master. Even if you do pick strange subject matter sometimes.” Ryder chuckled and nodded toward the painting on Sammy’s easel.

“You saw that?” Sammy snuffled. Maybe if he didn’t move too much Ryder would forget to let him go.

“Hard to miss that painting in a room the size of most closets.”

Pretty embarrassing. But compared to having had your energy drained by a cheating pig and your neck chained by the selfsame bastard while you were blacked out, painting a picture was small potatoes in the shame department.

“Ready to sleep?”

No. “Yeah.” Sammy pulled the pillows out from behind him and lay back down. Al crawled up next to him. His eyelids felt weighted. “Thank you so much for taking care of me. I’ll rest tomorrow, and I should be able to go to school on Monday.”

“Yes, you’ll rest tomorrow, and I’ll see that you do. I’m not going anywhere. I want to make sure that asshole doesn’t come back. I’ll sleep on your couch and be here to take care of you in the morning.”

Sammy shook his head. “No way a human can sleep on that couch. Aloysius won’t even do it. It has lumps the size of Everest. I’ll be fine. Really.”

“Not leaving, so forget about it.”

Sweeter words were never spoken. I don’t want to be alone. He opened his eyes a slit. Ryder gazed down at him. That expression. He remembered it—from the painting. His deep eyes. So soft. So much like love.

A thick fog of exhaustion rolled over Sam, and his eyes wouldn’t stay open. “Sleep in the bed with me and Al. We don’t move much. Sleep here… prommmmissse….”






The Aloysius Tales Series



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Spell Cat



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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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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

REVIEW: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Summary:

You can run from the grave, but you can't hide . . .

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

Being around him awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline kick of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard she tries to keep things professional between them, she'll find that desire lasts forever . . . and that Bones won't let her get away again.

Title:  One Foot in the Grave
Series:  Night Huntress
Book #: 2
Author:  Jeaniene Frost
Approximate Book Length:  386 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

I was so excited to start this book, thinking the ending of book 1 had to be addressed quickly. I wasn’t really wrong, but I was definitely in for a couple surprises. It’s been a few years and Cat as other potential lovers. This made the beginning kind of slow for me. When Bones was finally reintroduced, I couldn’t get enough. The entire process of their full reunion was amazing. The vampire conflict was two-fold. We deal with an old flame of Bones’s which results in one of the hottest chapters I’ve ever read in ANY book. The big one is Bones’s sire and the showdown with him is oh so satisfying. The very end of the book is actually heartwarming, which was a lot better than the ending of book 1.

Bottom Line:

One Foot in the Grave is straight up exquisite. I couldn’t get enough of all the characters and the excitement in the vampire world. The icing on the cake? Chapter 32.

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