Sunday, August 31, 2014

Giveaway and reviews ~ R.E. Butler's EVERY SUNSET FOREVER

Every Sunset Forever

Hyena Heat, #3

Released – August 12th!

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Raised by wolves, were-hyena Whisper Callahan has spent the better part of her life struggling to fit into a world where she’s the odd one out.  Her adopted family loves her, of that she has no doubt, but now they’re encouraging her to connect with her own kind.  At an annual gathering of unmated were-hyenas in Pennsylvania, Whisper finds herself torn between the past she never knew and the family who raised her as their own.

Were-hyenas Nyte, Azrael, and Fade don’t expect much to come from the gathering except a few days off from work at Stone’s Gym in Dalton, Kentucky.  They don’t expect to follow the sound of tears and find their mate crying in the woods.  And they certainly don’t expect to find themselves trying to protect her from her own family while she comes to terms with all that she learns about herself and her past.  But hyenas are nothing if not protective of their mates, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to keep her safe.  And keep her forever.

It wouldn’t be a Hyena Heat novel without plenty of hot m/f/m/m loving, three males that would do anything for their mate, and a female that is in need of love.  Expect plenty of possessive behavior and excessive use of the word ‘mine’.

Every Dawn Forever

Hyena Heat, #2

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When Orion and his were-hyena clan rescue a she-wolf hiding in a bus station bathroom, they had no idea that they would be staring into the tear-filled eyes of their mate.  They’ll do anything to keep her safe and make her theirs forever, even if it means keeping her at arms’ length.

Sydney Nichols never believed she would know what freedom felt like until she found a way to escape her abusive mate.  But before she escaped, her mate did something to her, and she’s unable to hide the effects of his tampering when the group is stranded overnight during a storm.  When the truth comes out, will they forgive her and embrace their future, or will she lose the only good thing she’s ever had?

Contains m/f/m/m interaction.

Every Night Forever 

Hyena Heat, #1    

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After narrowly avoiding a personal disaster, she-wolf Alyssa Morgan can’t wait to leave her wolf pack and start her life over. Trying to rebuild her shattered self-esteem, she swears off relationships. When she accepts a job at Stone’s gym, working for three hunky were-hyena brothers, she discovers the hardest thing she ever had to do wasn’t leaving her pack, but keeping them at arm’s length.

Dante, Cairo, and Mason Stone have been unlucky in love. As were-hyenas, they need to share a mate, and they hadn’t found the right woman… until Alyssa walks through the door. But the sweet she-wolf is anything but interested in a relationship with them. Oppressed within her wolf pack, she doesn’t see herself as worthy of their affection.

When her life is threatened and they almost lose her, they decide it’s time to convince her that she is their mate and they are perfect for each other.

This story contains one she-wolf trying to find herself, three overprotective were-hyenas with love on their minds, m/f/m/m interaction, neck biting, and symbolic tattoos.

A Midwesterner by birth, R.E. spent much of her childhood rewriting her favorite books to include herself as the main character. Later, she graduated on to writing her own books after "retiring" from her day job as a secretary to become a stay-at-home mom.

When not playing with her kids, wrestling her dogs out the door, or cooking dinner for her family, you'll find her typing furiously and growling obscenities to the characters on the screen.

Her best-selling series The Wolf's Mate, Wiccan-Were-Bear, The Necklace Chronicles, Hyena Heat, Wilde Creek, and Ashland Pride are available now.

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My Thoughts:

I've had the chance to read all three of these books! Every Night Forever was the first book in this series. It stars Alyssa, a young woman who is treated poorly by her pack and decides to make a better life for herself elsewhere.

She finds her mate mates (surprise!) at the gym where she is getting a job. Hyenas mate with three males to one woman. The males are almost always brothers. That is the case with these males.

Alyssa is attracted to all of them at first sight but this confuses her. She couldn't bring herself to pick between them so she tries to keep herself at a distance.

All three men were sweet, protective, and hot.

There are some twists and turns to keep the excitement geared up. In addition there are some smoking hot scenes. Yes, there is menage action but the men don't touch (they are brothers).

In Every Dawn Forever things get even more exciting! Sydney was being abused by her mate. He was given to her by the Alpha. She had no choice and there has been absolutely no help from any other packmates. One day, she gets a break. One phone call and freedom is within reach.

Sydney's rescuers are also her mates! We were introduced to Orion, Crux, and Sterling in the first book but this is where they get their spotlight.

These males were so wonderful! They try their best to give Sydney time to come to terms with them being their mate. They know that she is recovering from the abuse her prior mate inflicted.

There are mixed signals, lots of sweet talk, super scorching scenes, a pack of bad wolves, and a few surprises too. 

 The third book is Every Sunset Forever. The three males that are spotlighted in this book are the cousins to the males in the last two books. Nyte, Fade, and Azrael agree to their mother's urging. They set off for the Gathering never thinking that they'll actually meet their mate. Imagine their surprise when they actually do find her and she's crying. :-(

Whisper is a hyena but was raised by a wolf and his pack. She doesn't know anything about her species and if not for her father's urging, she wouldn't have went to the Gathering.

This book was more emotional than the others. There was still smokin action but there were more surprises and the plot was more engaging.

If you like shifters and are not afraid of some menage lovin between mates, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this series.
I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I liked all three books but I would say the first was good, the second better, and the third is the best so far. There were a few similarities between the first two books but the third was mostly unique. 

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Giveaway to celebrate the Release Day for Blood & Gold by T.G. Ayer

As Maya perfects her Fire skills she finds there is more to being the Hand of Kali than just wielding Fire.
A surprising summons to Mount Kailas takes Maya on a journey to meet the Lord of the Hindu Pantheon – Lord Shiva himself. This time the God’s request may not be so easy to fulfill.
Maya and her friends must flee the demons and the ruthless killers on their trail to retrieve the golden bow of Lord Rama.

Can Maya get the bow back in time, and also save a certain demon king in the process?

Title: Blood & Gold

The Hand of Kali #2

Author: T.G. Ayer

Release Date:
August 31st 2014

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Fire & Shadow  

The Hand of Kali #1

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Normal people sneak out to a party and have fun. Maya Rao ends the evening by incinerating the guy who attacks her.

Nik Lucas, sexy, new in town and totally forbidden, happens to walk in on her. Normal guys would run for the hills. Nik knows a whole lot more than he's telling.

Maya doesn't believe the gods are real, doesn't waste her time with mere mythology. But when gods, demons and hellhounds become the new normal and wielding fire becomes her new skill, she must decide what it is she really believes.

Can Maya accept that normal is something she will never be because it isn't normal to be ...

The Hand of Kali.

A new Paranormal coming of age series delving in the fantasy and magic of Hindu mythology and its plethora of gods, demons, legends & mythology.

I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognize that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practice given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves – it works wonderfully…

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain cross-eyed.

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Pretty cool, right?

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Giveaway & Review ~ A Beautiful Thought (Beautiful #5) by Alicia Rae

~ Book Synopsis ~

As a physical sports therapist, Gail Bennett is accustomed to working with gorgeous athletes every day, but after falling for a few of these attractive men, she has been left heartbroken one too many times. When Gail’s hours at work are unexpectedly cut, she must find a way to continue helping her parents pay for her sister’s education. Reluctantly following her best friend’s advice, Gail takes on a roommate with the one man she has been avoiding since the first time she laid eyes on him. 

Damon Johnson loves a challenge, and he is not the type of man to back down when he wants something. From the first moment he meets Gail for dinner, he feels an inexplicable pull between the two of them. In his determination to have her, he finds himself helping her in any way he can. Can Damon break through all the barriers Gail has so carefully placed around her heart and prove that he’s different? Or will Gail’s reservations keep her from falling in love? One thought could change everything.
Title: A Beautiful Thought
Author: Alicia Rae
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: July 14th 2014
Cover Design: Okay Creation Sarah Hansen
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Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.

Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo

Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.
Believe in yourself and follow your dreams...

My Thoughts:

A Beautiful Thought was the fifth book in the Beautiful series. It was a great stand alone. This was the first book of this series that I've read. :-( I can tell you that it is just the first though, because I will be reading the others!

I absolutely adored the characters. The heroine, Gail, was very selfless, caring, hard working, and compassionate. Damon, the hero, is a great guy who is very deserving of a great girl. He is hard working, successful, also family oriented, handsome, caring, and fun. The other characters are wonderful too! I can't wait to get caught up on all of their stories.

Gail has been hurt many times by trusting and falling for the wrong men. She has too many responsibilities to worry about her love life but it hurts and she has a bit of an inferiority complex and lack of trust in men because of those mistakes.

She finds herself in a situation that requires some assistance from somewhere and her best friend makes a suggestion that brings her and Damon together.

The more time they spend together, the more they find themselves falling in love.

This romance was more on the sweet side but still had some steam! These two (actually all of the couples) are perfect for each other. It was nice to read something without having to do a psych analysis on the characters.

This book was steadily paced, the page length was moderate, and the plot was engaging.

I would recommend this to those of you looking for a sweet romance with great characters. :-)

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. I really enjoyed it. I cried a time or two, laughed, and sighed. I can't wait to read the rest of this Beautiful series!

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Release day for ~ Strike (Spark, #3) by Jennifer Ryder with a giveaway

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Strike Blurb
Fast. That’s how I like life, especially my two great joys: bikes and women. I’m committed to exclusively riding one, but not the other.
Until April.
A sexy-arse freelance photographer who’s travelled the world, and doesn’t do long walks on the beach or romantic candlelit dinners. She enjoys running with the bulls and food spicy enough to make your hair fall out. If that weren’t enough to get me hard, she rides a mean mother of a motorcycle.
I’ve gotta have a taste of this wildcat.
~Spencer (Jones)

I don’t do fast. Not anymore. I’ve got my career, my independence, and since I fled Spain to come back home I promised myself that I wouldn’t be put second—or third, for that matter—again.
Then I meet pretty boy Spencer.
He’s smooth, oozing the most potent pheromones probably known to modern science, and he’s making a move on me. One kiss was almost enough for my promise to dissolve.
My head says no—my treacherous body screams yes. I’m gonna make Spencer work for it. Make him fight for the chance to have me, because I know that deep down I’m worth it.
~April MacIntyre

Title: Strike (Spark, #3)
Author: Jennifer Ryder

Genre: Steamy Erotic Romance 

Expected Publication Date:
August 30, 2014 :-) 

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My head pounds, alerting me to the fact that I’m alive. Barely. I run my hand over my bare chest to find a set of fingers clad with rings. The hand tightens, sharp nails scratching my skin as they sweep over my ribs. I shudder with the realisation that she’s still here. That was not part of the plan.
Her hand continues over to my hipbone, and curls around my side. I turn to see her face buried in the pillow beside me, a cascade of fiery red curls tangled down her back, a strong contrast to her pale skin.
I strain to lift my head off the pillow, and there he is. Ryan. On the far edge of my king-sized bed, face down, bare arse and all.
I’m here again. My life on repeat.
My liver screams out its hate for me, and my body aches in silent protest. And why the fuck is my arse sore?
I wriggle to release myself from her hold.
I don’t like them to stay, but Ryan and I were obviously too fucked-up to care. I must’ve passed out, because normally I deal with their exit.
I don’t do mornings. I don’t do awkward. I like simple hook-ups, and then “see ya”; No expectations, no complications.
This here looks complicated.
Walking naked across my bedroom, the floor littered with condom wrappers and clothes, I pick up a rogue black leather shoe and throw it at Ryan’s arse.
He chokes on his snore, and stirs. “Hey, what the fuck, man?” He rolls over, thankfully tugging the tangled sheets with him to shield his dick. I don’t need a vision of his giant cock in the back of my head today.
“What’s up is that you and Princess Redhead need to leave, buddy. I gotta get to work,” I whisper loudly. Working for Dad today is totally gonna blow.
Ryan swings his legs off the bed, and stretches his arms over his head. “Well, you never fail to disappoint, man. Guess I’ll catch ya next time I’m in town.”
I take a white crumpled towel that I must have left on the floor yesterday and wrap it around my hips. “That depends, mate. If you’re the reason my arse is sore, then this was the last time. Oh, and you might just get the shit kicked out of you.”
He chuckles quietly to himself. “You don’t remember?” He grabs his jeans from the floor in front of him, and slips them on.
“Remember what?” Oh no. Ryan did not go there. I’ll kill him. On instinct, my teeth grind against each other, and I breathe out heavily through my nose as I stalk towards him.
He holds up a hand. “Relax,” he says, as he juts his chin towards the redhead. “Miss Ginger Sex Fiend over there brought toys.”
“Fuck,” I gasp. I’ve seriously gotta lay off the drink.
“Now, get outta here. I’ll take care of Ginger.” Ryan winks, and runs his hands through his mussed up sandy-coloured hair.
Yeah. I need to get to work.

New Adult and erotic romance writer, and author of the Spark series. The second book in the five part series, Spike, is to be released on 28 May 2014.

A sexy imagination, a life-long love of books and a sucker for romance, Jennifer Ryder couldn't stifle her creativity any longer.

Writing steamy adult romance has become her new focus. Living on a rural property in New South Wales, Australia, she enjoys the best of city and country.

Her loving husband is ever willing to provide inspiration, and her two young cherubs, and sheep that don't see fences as barriers, keep life more than interesting.

Jennifer placed third in the International Stringybark Erotic Short Fiction Award 2013.

If you haven't already started this series, it all began with Spark.

Spark (Spark #1) ~ You can see my review for it here.

Spike (Spark #2)

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This is one of the reasons that I hate waiting for new books to come out. I read Spark along time ago and then I lost track and now I am behind in this series! I really liked Spark and I was so eager to read Spike but somehow I missed it. :-( Now I have to play catch up with not only Spike but Strike as well!

Do you ever have that problem?

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