Knights of Stone: Calum (Highland Gargoyles, Book 5)

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Author: Lisa Carlisle

Series: Highland Gargoyles

Genre: PNR

Pages: 185

 

Calum is the thrill-seeking lead singer of the Knights of Stone. While on a flight one night, he sees a dragon attacking a Pegasus who wandered too far from her herd, and jumps in to help. The Pegasus turns out to be a shifter named Arielle, and he decides that he must help her, no matter what. Their adventure finds them lost in another realm, wondering if they will ever make it home. It also finds them turning in to more than they thought that they would. Will Calum help her find her way home, or will he convince her to stay?

It was a lot of fun to return to the Isle of Stone, and hang out with the Gargoyles again. This time a dragon and a Pegasus were added to the mix! The wonderful world building continued, with added realms. The character development also continued, adding more of Calum, and Arielle to the group. This turned out to be a lovely love story, but it definitely had enough action to keep me interested and entertained. I love that these stories are all a part of the same world and series, but each can stand alone with no problem. I jumped from book one to book five with no issue. This is a great addition to the series, and I’ll enjoy going back and catching up with the others!

Magic and Mayhem: Secrets, Lies, and Meatballs (Spaghetti Romances, Book 2)

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Author: Jordan K. Rose

Series: Spaghetti Romances

Genre: PNR

 

According to her grandmother and her parents, The Meatball knows who Lena is supposed to marry, but Lena isn’t buying it. She has no interest in eating a meatball that has been simmering in what is, admittedly, delectable smelling gravy for thirty-three years! Especially is said meatball is supposed to make her fall in love with someone against her will. The issue: Someone stole her mate-ball, and ate it. Now she, and her magic, are going nuts. To make matters worse, family secrets have some to light that are seriously complicating matters for her. Is she willing to bend to the will of fate, and eat the meatball, to save those that she loves?

This is the second novella in the Spaghetti Romances series, which is a part of Magic and Mayhem Kindle Worlds. These novellas have been a great new series. They are laugh out loud funny, along with a great story. The characters are all great, and well developed, especially for the limited space to develop them in a novella. They all have their own quirky personalities, which allows the reader to identify with them and visualize them easily. The world building is well done, without any obvious holes. The story is well paced, so it doesn’t take too long to read it, but if you need to put it down it would be easy to pick back up where you left off. If you’re looking for a fun escape, try out this world of witches and shifters!

It’s out today, so check it out!

Knights of Stone: Calum Release!! 

The Gargoyle Shifters are back, people, and this time Lisa Carlisle brought us Pegasi!!! 

When a short-term mission turns into a battle between love and duty…
Calum lives for thrills both on and off stage as lead singer of the Knights of Stone. During a night flight, he witnesses a dragon chasing a pegasus and his gargoyle instincts kick in. When the rescued pegasus turns out to be a beautiful shifter named Arielle, he sets off on a dangerous mission to help her.
Arielle never should have wandered from her pegasi herd. Not only did she attract the attention of a dragon who wants to steal her magic, but they’ve ended up lost in another realm. If she even makes it through the night, how will she ever return home?
Calum and Arielle’s chance encounter in the Scottish Highlands turns into something more. Can Calum help Arielle return to her realm, when he wants to convince her to stay?
For a hot Highland shifter series set on a mystical isle shared by gargoyles, tree witches, and wolf shifters, meet the brothers in the Knights of Stone today!

Excerpt

Calum needed to fly, to escape the claustrophobic confines of the pub in Inverness. Only flight could provide relief from the stuffiness closing in around him. The stale stench of beer and perspiration tingled his nostrils. The din of voices around him reverberated in his head. The Knights of Stone, the band he and his brothers had created, had played until midnight. Although the lassies surrounded him after their set, as they often did, he avoided their attention to head for the exit.
“You’re not leaving again, are you?” his older brother, Gavin, asked.
“I need air.”
“It’s the third time in a fortnight. Something’s definitely off with you lately.”


Maybe Gavin was right. Calum’s usual restlessness had shifted recently. Instead of chasing the lasses after the rush onstage as front man of their band, he’d been escaping to the wide-open space of the night skies.
He searched the shadowy area behind the brick building for a hidden spot where he could shift to his winged form. Humans were out this evening, but none were attracted to the dark alley.


Calum cloaked himself before shifting. He flew away from the club up toward the crescent moon, which was clouded by a swirl of mist. Nothing like soaring through the night to invigorate him. Flight calmed him, as it did for most gargoyles. While he spent much of the day restoring his energy in stone form under the sun, at night he came alive. He’d then pursue one of his three favorite activities — flying, performing, or—entertaining. He smirked. He and Gavin relished the female attention, especially after their three brothers had found mates. Since their brothers had placed bets on who’d be next to find a mate, both Calum and Gavin pushed to the extreme to avoid it.


Although Calum still burned from the rush on stage, something was missing. He had everything he thought he’d wanted with the band and living with his brothers in their small clan on the Isle of Stone, yet he sought solitude in flight more often.
Why he did plagued his mind as he sought the clarity during the flight. A short break had turned into a longer flight, full of introspection. Calum soared farther than he’d planned, along Loch Ness and then inland. The shadowed mountain peaks ahead framed a foreboding entryway under the lingering fog that clouded the night.
He paused, hovering in the air. His gargoyle instincts flared. Something was off. He engaged all his senses, listening for a sign of distress, anything to identify the source of his unease. He flew deeper inland, the rolling fields darker than emeralds under the stars, and the disturbing sensation heightened.

Buy it here: 

https://books2read.com/calum

Check out the series here: 

http://www.lisacarlislebooks.com/books/highland-gargoyles-series/

When Darkness Whispers

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Author: Lisa Carlisle

Genre: PNR/Military Romance/Mystery

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Pages: 288

 

Eva Montreaux is a Marine, but not a “normal” Marine. She is part of a program that creates biologically enhanced military personnel. She and her team, NEO 17 (comprised of several supernatural beings), have been sent to Okinawa on two missions. The first is to find out who or what has been serially killing the American troops stationed there. The second is a civil mission, to attempt to create peace amongst the locals and the troops, as there has been much animosity recently. While on patrol one night, Eva runs in to a group of Marines that know her from a deployment before her enhancement. The problem, her memory from that deployment is gone. A side effect of her treatments was amnesia, leaving large gaps in her memory, save for brief flashes of the past. One of those Marines is Gunny Marcos Delacruz. Eva doesn’t remember anything about him, except for his piercing eyes. When she brushes him off, because she can’t explain her memory loss, he seemed incredibly angry although Eva doesn’t understand why. As Eva struggles to reclaim her memory and uncover her past with Marcos, the murders keep piling up. With everything going on on the island, Eva must untangle her feelings and the secrets that Okinawa is harboring.

This is the second book of Carlisle’s that I have read, and it just reminded me that I really need to read more of her work. This was a great outing for her! It was a PNR read, but the “romance” part of the story was not the primary focus of the book. It was more focused on the mysteries- who is murdering American troops, and what is the connection between Eva and Marcos that she can’t remember. The descriptiveness of the setting was great, and made it easy to visualize. The character development was wonderful, for the main characters. It may have been a little bit lacking in the secondary characters, but certainly not enough to take away from the story. It was very well paced, and thoroughly enjoyable. I truly hope that we get watch Eva and Marcos’ story develop.

 

Author Interview: Jordan K. Rose

Hey there, all of my wonderful readers!!! We have a treat today: An amazing author, whom I feel very privileged to call a friend, Jordan K. Rose, has stopped by to visit and answer some questions!

Jordan

Hey Jordan!! Happy Book Birthday!! Thanks for stopping by to visit with me for a little bit. It’s great to catch up with you.

Hello Tiffany! Thanks for having me on your blog today. It’s a big day for me with the release of Her Vampire Protector, book 7 in the Romance In Central City series, and if there is anyone I want to celebrate with me, it’s you! We had such a great time together in Boston and New Hampshire last October. I’m so grateful we had a chance to finally meet in person.

I am too! We did have such a great time. I can’t wait to do it again! So, as you mentioned, today is the release of book 7 in the Romance in Central City series (which I love!). Where did you get the inspiration for this series?

This is one of those series that I can’t remember how the idea came to me! That sounds crazy, but honestly, I don’t recall! In spite of having a complete lack of memory on how the idea for the series came to me, I can say that I recall how certain characters’ traits arrived. For example, Selene’s scene with the cupcake was inspired by an unfortunate experience I had shoveling Death By Chocolate cake into my mouth in what can best be described as a very unladylike display of eating. More accurately, it was an animal-like moment, resulting in a dire need for a glass of milk and someone on Heimlich standby. 

That’s hysterical! I’m actually picturing that right now. As we have found out over the years, we both have an affinity for chocolate (especially dark), so I can definitely see this scenario! Now, on to some questions about you: How did you begin your writing career, or did you always know that you wanted to be an author?

I actually never thought about writing until about 5 or 6 years back when I received a copy of Twilight as part of my anniversary gift from my husband. After that I read some 18 or 19 vampire novels and, bam! I wanted to write my own book. Since then I have never looked back. 

I, for one, am very glad that you got those books and got started! Speaking of other books and authors, who are your favorite authors?

I love Charlotte Bronte, Christine Feehan, Hildie McQueen (and not just because of her writing! Hildie is a dear and wonderful friend.), Jane Austen, Kerrelyn Sparks, MaryJanice Davidson, and JR Ward to name a few. 

I love Hildie, as well! I am so glad that you introduced me to her. I got to meet her at RT a couple of years ago, and she was just wonderful. I know this is always a hard question to answer when you read a lot, but what is your favorite book? Is there a book or series that you could read over and over again, and never tire of?

A few of my favorite books are: C.S. Lewis’s Trumpet of The Swan, which is one of the most beautiful stories every written. I could read it a thousand times and never tire of it. Jane Erye is another favorite. Mr. Rochester is something else and scrappy little Jane is a favorite heroine. But, being that I love paranormal I might even love Jane Slayer, Sherri Browning Erwin’s mashup a touch more. What’s not to love about adding vampire and werewolves to one of your favorite stories? Last year I read Tarzan for the first time and LOVED it. Of course, I did watch the recent Alexander Skarsgard movie and kept picturing the super-sexy vampire Eric Northman as Tarzan so that probably had something to do with it! Lastly, I love Christine Feehan’s Dark Series. Dark Prince is my absolute favorite and I’ve read it several times. 

I, too, am a Lewis fan, but I haven’t read that one. I’ll have to! I haven’t read Tarzan in years. I may have to re-read while picturing Skarsgard, and see how that goes! Haha! So, what are you reading right now?

Right now, I’m reading a couple things- like any reader! I’m reading Jane Eyre again. Carrie Ann Ryan’s Tattered Loyalties, Kresley Cole’s The Arcana Chronicles, and I’m starting Kym Grosso’s Immortals of New Orleans Series.  

I completely understand. I think that I am reading 4 books right now, myself. I’m not sure that I could read that many while trying to write my own, though. That’s impressive! What do you like to do when you aren’t reading and writing?

I love going to the beach with hubby or going hiking with my dogs. Recently I took my first cake decorating class which was a lot of fun, though I learned I need A LOT of practice! 

I took one of those several years ago, with a friend, and it is definitely not as easy as they make it look. Those little roses are kind of difficult! Are there any upcoming projects that we should know about?!

YEEEESSSSS!!! I’m so excited. This year has so much activity crammed into it I’m afraid if I blink I’ll miss it. So here’s what’s coming: In June I’m releasing my second book in the Spaghetti Romances Series, which is set in Robyn Peterman’s Magic and Mayhem Kindle World. In July an extended version of my novella, Delia & The Werewolf will release in a Box Set titled, Alpha’s of Summer. Later this year book 8 of The Romance In Central City Series comes out. I just saw a markup of the cover and L-O-V-E it! Then, before the year is out the first book in my next series, a spinoff from the Romance In Central City Series will launch. 

 

When I say I’m excited, I mean sometimes I hear squealing and when I stop and focus, I realize it’s me! 🙂 

 

It’s a great year! 

 

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Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with us today!!! I had so much fun!!!

As mentioned in the interview, the release of Her Vampire Protector is today! Here is the cover, and they buy links, so y’all go check it out!!!

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Fangs for the Memories (Dragon Tails Book 2)

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Author: Annette Blair

Series: Dragon Tails

Genre: PNR

Publisher: MacMillan

Pages: 222

 

Darkwyn is a Scottish warrior whose clan was cursed to turn in to dragons long ago, and banished to an uncharted island on another plane. He has once again been turned to man, as he was sent through the veil to Salem, in search of his heart mate. Only in finding her and aligning his life goals with hers, will he be able to defeat Killian, the evil crone who cursed his clan. Bronte and her nephew, Zachary, are on the run from the mob. Upon seeing her as he first arrives, Darkwyn knows that she is to be his heart mate. The problem: she is reluctant to admit that she feels it too, and that she needs him as much as he needs her. Will they be able to work together to save both of their families?

As she has done previously, with the now entitled Eating Bees in Bed, Fangs for the Memories is a re-worked version of an earlier Blair novel, Vampire Dragon. It has some altered scenes, character alterations, etc in order to improve the novel. This is one of Blair’s novels that I have not read before, so I cannot give an honest comparison to the original work. I can say that I truly enjoyed this version. The characters were well fleshed out, and had great personality. The scenes were all descriptive enough to give the reader great visualization and imagery. The story flowed beautifully, and there was never a lull in the storyline, which allows the reader to get lost in the story easily and makes it read quickly. This was a lovely end to this duology (this is book 2 of 2), as it wrapped up the story with a very satisfying ending. If you like shifters (this one is dragons, which are my favorite!), I think that you will really enjoy these!

I have been a fan of Annette Blair for quite a while; since I read Kitchen Witch several years ago. Hers was the first paranormal that I read, and the reason that I fell in love with this genre. Her writing is always beautiful, and a joy to read. She is a legend in her genre, and I am so thrilled to see new releases from her! If you are looking for fun PNR, I highly recommend her work!

 

City of Demons (Georgina Kincaid Novella)

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Author: Richelle Mead

Series: Georgina Kincaid Succubus

Genre: PNR

Publisher: Zebra

Pages: 119

 

In this novella, set between the second and third books in the series, Georgina is summoned to serve on a demon jury to determine who killed another powerful demon. While the others on the jury are only there to enjoy the show, and to see what they can get out of the bribes from the accused, Georgina has decided that if she must be there she will find the truth. What she finds, of course, is that things are much more complicated than they first seem to be. While they are on this trip, Georgina also finds that Seth may be having second thoughts about their relationship, and the fact that they can’t have a typical physical relationship. Georgina decides to test his loyalty to her in a way that only a succubus can.

I was so excited when I thought that this was a new novella in the series, but as it turns out, it was one that I just missed when it was previously published in an anthology. However, it was a lot of fun to revisit Georgina’s world in a new-to-me novella. It was just as much fun as it was the first time around. If you were a fan of this series, and missed this story when it was published in the anthology, I highly recommend reading it! If yo missed this series, but love a laugh out loud, sexy PNR-What are you waiting for?!