Friday, 24 October 2014

REVIEW/SHADES OF PINK



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Title: Touch Me
Author:Zoe York

Date Published:October 1st 2014 


Description: Ember's only had a few hours to wrap her head around being Gage's girl, and already she feels threatened. But her bond with the up-and-coming rock star is greater than any doubt, and Gage is happy to demonstrate just how much he wants and needs her—body and soul.

A short story sequel to See Me, that will be published in the 2014 Shades of Pink Charity Anthology (October 2014




Review:


Gage turning up at Embers house for a celebration which turned into more, when they kissed. there 8 year friendship had turned into a new and exciting relationship. but they both needed a little reassurance.

Gage  on stage  with songs he had written for Ember, all nervous about her reaction and about how she will feel about them. but he didn't need to be because  she was like putty in his hands. 

The pair have so much chemistry between them, bursting to get out, but they never seem to find the time to be  alone. But when they do they are sizzling. and I wanted to see more. 

This book is about Two friends who have decided to take there friendship further and  find them selves struggling to keep there desire for each other under control. they find that there relationship is stronger then ever and its like they never should of been apart.



Well I'm going to be truthful and say iv never read a Zoe York book before and after reading this short story, I'm left sat here thinking  WHY! . This book grabbed me right from the start and I have to say I was gutted when it was finished. I was so ready for this to carry on. I wanted to see what happened and to see what the pair got up next. My only hope is that in next years Shade of Pink that Zoe carries on with Gage and Ember and we can see what the pair get up to. 





RATING OF 5 LIPS  



About the Author

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I’m a busy working mom of two young boys, and for as long as I can remember, I have been a voracious romance reader. In early 2012, I got an idea for a novel. Then another, and another. My Google Drive account exploded with outlines and chunks of text and character bibles.
Over Christmas, I started a holiday novella. By the end of January, it was clear I was going to wander past novella length, and the story wasn’t limited to the holiday season. And it wasn’t just one book, anymore – it was also an introduction to a small town, Wardham.
A year later, I’m putting the finishing touches on the fourth Wardham title, and getting ready to launch a new series (Camo Cay). That series will be written on a much slower schedule, but look for the first two titles in 2014






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As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, the first Shades of Pink event raised over $10,000 through more than 1300 donations!

For our second year, 22 authors have allied for 1 cause: fundraising for research. Their gift to everyone who makes a donation? A romance anthology (ebook) titled Shades of Pink (volume 2), totaling almost 150.000 words / about 400 pages as a PDF.

The suggested donation is $5. Funds are raised via Stayclassy.org and all proceeds go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Readers can also donate to the charity organization of their choice (with a focus on breast cancer) and email their receipt to receive their copy of the anthology in either PDF, ePub or mobi (kindle).

Who: Catherine Bowman, Mitzi Calderone, Vivien Dean, JJ and TA Ellis, Sabrina Garie, Nina Day Gerard, T. Hammond, Susan Harris, Laura Hunsaker, Kallysten, Amara Lebel, Alicia J. Love, Deelylah Mullin, C. Deanne Rowe, Cynthia Sax, DJ Shaw, Alice Stark, Ashley Suzanne, Gill Taber, Natasza Waters, Zoe York, Angela Yseult

When: Now through November 15th.

What: 22 short stories, including…
4 paranormal, 1 sci-fi, 11 contemporary, 1 historical, 2 military, 3 BDSM, 2 YA (some stories have more than one genre)
3 spicy (ménage or kink), 7 sexy (explicit sex scenes), 12 sweet (no sex)
A couple of vampires, about three dozen humans including soldiers, geeks, teachers, librarians, writers, survivors, bosses, rock stars, teens, mages, wives, husbands and fiancés, 1 succubus, 1 genie, a few aliens, some werewolves and other shifters.
Pink, pink and more pink, including tattoos, plenty of flowers, precious stones, jewelry, a bookmark, a drawing, ropes, lingerie, a car, a bag, a vase, various clothes, an anteater and a squirrel.

Where: Kallysten’s blog
Here you’ll find links to teasers for the stories, interviews of the authors and blog posts during all of October, a FAQ, and of course the link where you can donate and help this worthy cause

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY!!!!

Photobucket"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating




My Wow this week comes  from a book series iv been reading and reviewing from an author named Kallysten and im waiting to read and review this one but its still in the middle of edits. But hopefuly wont be to long as I cant wait to read it.




23257439The first night Dom Alan shared with Tyler and Jeremy was all about punishments for the two submissives. It was also the first time in years that Alan, a Master vampire, had played with two men, each one so different from the other: human and vampire, novice sub in the world of BDSM and experienced switch, one who enjoys pain and one who’d rather avoid it… 

The second night quickly became a first step toward establishing new boundaries between the three of them. And while Tyler can’t stay the night, Alan has just the toy to keep his new pet’s mind on what happened so far… and what will happen when they meet next.

In a world where otherworldly demons attack every night, there’s a time for games and a time to fight, and as it turns out the three men work just as well together on the battlefield as they do in the bedroom. At work or at play, though, it all comes down to the same thing for the three of them: following the rules, and trusting the men standing—or kneeling—next to each of them




Im also Looking forward to reading this next book, its been put on hold for a while as iv struggled to find the time to read the last book.




12042279  The climactic novel in the bestselling Midnight Breed series, of which BookPage raves: “If you like romance combined with heart-stopping paranormal suspense, you’re going to love this book.”
 
In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the vampire nation at risk of discovery. It falls to the Order—a cadre of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike—to stop Dragos, the power-mad vampire, before his push for domination explodes into catastrophe.
 
At the center of the Order’s quest is Sterling Chase, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. But when his eyes meet those of Tavia Fairchild, Chase finds himself drawn to the woman—and convinced she is something much more than she seems. And while everything logical warns Tavia against getting close to Chase, she cannot deny that he stirs something ravenous within her. As the Order’s enemy mobilizes for the battle of the ages, Chase and Tavia are thrust into the heart of the violence. With time running out, they must find a way to defeat Dragos once and for all—or die trying.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Lara Adrian's Edge of Dawn and the novella, "A Taste of Midnight."
  
“Stunning . . . filled with passion, treachery, and danger . . . Adrian pulls out all the stops.”—RT Book Reviews





Now that was my Wow for the week now why dont you come and tell me yours.  

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

TUESDAY TEASER!!!

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following..
1. Grab your current read.
2. Open to a random page.
3. Share two 'teaser' sentences from somewhere on that page.
4. Add the title and Author's name too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR pile


My Teaser this week comes from a book called  His Sires New Pet by Kallysten.You must be a fan of BDSM for these books. xx

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“I’m not sure you do,” he said, barely louder than a whisper. “Maybe you’ve played before. Maybe you think you know what being punished means. But clearly you don’t understand what this is about, because there you are on your knees, and still you speak without permission and make demands of me. If you stay, you will be punished for both things, and any other misstep you make. And I’m still not sure I want to let you take Jeremy’s punishment. I’m not convinced you could take it if I gave it to you.”




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“Now of course,” Alan said on the same idle tone, “if you’re not paying attention, ten might end up being too low a number. Are you paying attention, pet?”
The second blow was just as strong, just as fast, just as shattering. A tiny whimper escaped Tyler’s throat.
“Yes, Sir,” he said, already panting when Alan had just started. It felt as though they were only continuing the scene from the previous night, and Tyler had been so close from breaking, then…

That was my Tuesday Teaser this week, I hope its given you somthing new to read. Now why dont you come share yours with me. 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Its Monday What are you Reading.

Hosted by Book JourneyIt’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!













WHAT I READ OVER THE WEEKEND!


13419443As Master vampire Alan returns from a fight against demons, he is furious. His Childe, Jeremy, acted foolishly on the battlefield and was hurt by a demon. For this, Alan will punish him, and Jeremy knows and accepts it, kneeling at his Sire’s feet as soon as he enters their lair. A human accompanied Jeremy home, however: his lover and submissive, Tyler.

Right away, Tyler claims responsibility for Jeremy being wounded and asks to be punished in his place. Alan is initially reluctant to bring a novice into the relationship he shares with Jeremy, but the appeal of playing with a new sub for a night wins him over – and it doesn’t hurt that Jeremy and Tyler look very pretty kneeling next to each other.

Will Tyler endure Jeremy’s punishment until its very end, or will it prove too much for him? And how does Jeremy feel about sharing his lover with his Sire for one night… or maybe more than that?





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At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well—the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing that matters to her now that she is free.
Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos’s most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he’s hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he’ll go to end Dragos’s reign of evil—even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne’s tender heart.



WHAT I HOPE TO READ THIS WEEK!!


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After a night spent with two vampires – a night that left him sore from a spanking… and more – Tyler tries to sneak out without disturbing them. Doing so, he earns himself another punishment from Master vampire Alan. Only after a new spanking does he have permission to leave, as well as permission to return later in the day.

Before dealing with Tyler, Alan ordered his Childe Jeremy not to intervene. Jeremy, however, can’t stand being left out and breaks his Sire’s orders. His punishment, although entirely different from Tyler’s, turns out to be just as agonizing, especially when Alan draws a painful confession from him.

It all started as one night, but all three men were quick to decide they wanted more. For that, they’ll have to be honest with each other and themselves and together figure out the rules of this new game…






Sunday, 19 October 2014

Felicity Heaton Interview and Blog Tour

Well this morning I was meant to post this post so I want to say a very big sorry to Felicity Heaton for not getting it done. Before I tell you about Felicitys new book lets get to know a little about the author herself. 






1. tell me a bit about yourself

I’m a British paranormal romance writer and I’ve been writing since 2005. I’ve written over fifty books in my career as a writer, and around forty of those are still available. I love to write passionate paranormal romances, with high-octane action, intense emotion, and heroes who will make your toes curl!
At the moment, I have three series on the go and one I completed last year. The completed series is the Vampire Erotic Theatre series, with the delicious heroes of Vampirerotique, London’s premier naughty theatre for vampires. The ongoing series are the Her Angel series with my take on sexy passionate angels determined to protect their women from a terrible game between Heaven and Hell, and the Vampires Realm series, which is packed with twisting plots, vampires to die for, and is a huge world encompassing ten books at present, with the next one just out a few days ago. And also my new series Eternal Mates, which is set in the same world as the Vampire Erotic Theatre but it takes a look at the wider world outside the theatre, with all manner of fae and demon species, and plenty of hot-blooded alpha heroes determined to have their mates.


2. when did you realise you wanted to be a writer, what was your first idea you ever had.

I didn’t make a conscious decision to become a writer. It was a role I evolved into through the course of my life. I’m a very creative person, but always wanted to do something more art-based, which is why I studied Graphic Design for my degree, and then pursued a career as a web designer/developer.
I wrote a little in school when I was a teenager because we had to write the opening chapter of a gothic horror and it really got my mind working, and my teacher liked mine so much that she read it out to the class. I wrote more for it, and it was definitely the first idea I ever had. It was going to be quite romantic, but very gothic too. I had a whole plan for the story, but then schoolwork took over and it fell to the wayside. I wish I had the notes I wrote for it, and the chapters I completed, but they’re lost somewhere.
I didn’t write until 2003 after that. I got really into writing fanfiction for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and was running my own fanfiction website for my stories. A friend who was writing the same genre as me convinced me to give writing something original with my own characters a go. I took a little convincing but I took the leap and really loved it. I began publishing my books back in 2006 after being with an e-publisher for a year. It was just something I came to naturally. I was actually a full-time web developer throughout most of my years I was writing too, balancing both. I went full-time writer in 2011 and I still can’t believe this is my job!


3. know most of us have days where our brains don’t work right, some more then others *cough* *me* *cough.* And I’m sure it’s the same for you sometimes, so do you ever experience writer’s block, and what do you do to pull yourself out of it..

I tend to get writer’s doubt rather than writer’s block. I will stumble to a halt because I’m doubting the story and my writing ability, and think it’s awful! Generally, I cure it through reading over everything I’ve written so far for the book and I realise it’s better than I had thought. It inspires me to keep writing.
If I do hit a wall, it’s usually because I haven’t planned the chapter out enough. I’m a real plotter and work best when I have a clear idea of what is going to happen throughout the entire book. My cure for that is to just sit down, scribble down some notes for what will happen in the scene I’m stuck on and then I normally find my flow again.


4. I was wondering if you could tell me what catches your attention when you’re not writing, how do you spend your free time. Do you have things you like doing by yourself or with your family.

I spend my free time doing a few different things that I find relaxing, all of them not really social activities. I love anime and manga, both Japanese in origin, and can happily sit watching a new anime series or reading a new manga, letting the world drift by unnoticed by me. I also have a passion for playing PlayStation games, especially ones such as Assassin’s Creed (I had always wanted to be an assassin), Uncharted, Tomb Raider, and the Final Fantasy games. I like exploring the worlds and the characters, and unravelling mysteries during the adventure. My other favourite pastime is drawing, which I do as often as I can, but it really isn’t often enough.


5. Do you have to travel loads with your job, is there any where that you haven’t gone yet that you would just love to go?

I don’t have to travel for my job, but I do get inspired by my travels, especially when I’m travelling around Europe. My fair continent is my favourite to write about. It’s so diverse and it really suits species like vampires, who I think fit into the old cities better than they do in places like America. I have really itchy feet, so I’m always off exploring new places and travelling with my husband. High on my list of places to visit are various countries and areas of South America. I can’t wait to go to Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru.


6. who is your favourite character and why

Vail, who is a dark elf from my Eternal Mates series of paranormal romance stories. Since beginning the Eternal Mates series with Kissed by a Dark Prince in November 2013, I have fallen deeply in love with Vail. He’s broken and tormented by the things he has done, but not beyond redemption. I’ve been looking forward to writing this book and giving him a brighter future with his fated mate, setting him on the path towards being healed and leading a normal life again. Writing his book, Tempted by a Rogue Prince, really was everything I had expected it to be—a very emotional journey. He made me cry a few times, and readers have blamed me for a tissue shortage in their houses because of this book. Now, I’m looking forward to catching up with him in future books in the Eternal Mates series. People can read all about the series over at my website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/eternal-mates-paranormal-romance-series.php


7. is there anything else you would like to tell my followers.

If they’ve enjoyed the interview and like paranormal romance, then I would love for them to check out my books and come chat with me at my social media haunts. They can find out all about me at:







Now you want to know about the book. 




Her Avenging Angel, the seventh book in New York Times best-seller Felicity Heaton’s hot paranormal romance series, Her Angel, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website.

Find out how to enter the Her Avenging Angel international giveaway (ends October 26th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 6 chapter sample of the novel: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/her-avenging-angel-romance-book.php


Here’s more about Her Avenging Angel, including an excerpt from this paranormal romance novel.


Her Avenging Angel (Her Angel Romance Series Book 7)
Felicity Heaton
Once a proud angel of Heaven, Nevar is now a servant of Hell, bound to a new master—the King of Demons. Consumed by darkness and driven to seek revenge, he set in motion a series of events that awakened the Great Destroyer, a force that will bring about the apocalypse. Now, he is the creature’s master and the fate of our world rests in the hands of an angel with only darkness in his heart.

Lost in the mortal realm without any recollection of how she came to be there, Lysia is only aware that she has survived a great battle. When she stumbles into a demon bar, she finds more than a chance to discover what happened to her—she finds a dark and deadly angel warrior who stirs fire in her veins and awakens soul-searing passion she cannot deny.

With the mounting threat of the Great Destroyer, the forces of Heaven and Hell against him, and a band of dangerous angels intent on capturing Lysia on his heels, can Nevar protect the beautiful woman who is light to his darkness and find the strength to save the world?

Her Avenging Angel is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/her-avenging-angel-romance-book.php



Her Avenging Angel – Excerpt
Lysia stared up at the huge white building that stretched wide in front of her, dotted with rectangles, some of which shone yellow while others were dark. The third row of them on the section of building before her were all yellow, as if a fire burned within.

Nevar tugged on her wrist, pulling her along the path towards the building and a broad dark door up some steps beneath a columned porch. The King of Demons followed behind her and she could feel his shrewd gaze on her. It hadn’t left her since they had departed the place that Nevar had informed her was called Cloud Nine. The wily king did not trust her, although she didn’t know why.

Perhaps because she felt attached to his servant?

It hadn’t taken her more than a few seconds to realise that Nevar was just that—the sole servant of the King of Demons, bound to him by contract. Asmodeus had been the one who had turned Nevar demonic, and it seemed her warrior desired to make him pay for that. Because he believed it would bring back the good in him?

She felt sorry for him, because she knew deep inside her that on some level, unconscious to him, he truly believed that, and it wouldn’t work.

Even if he slayed the King of Demons, it wouldn’t free him from the darker side of his soul.

She looked down at his hand on her wrist, at the black fingers tipped with claws. He despised what had happened to him and yet half of his arms and up to his knees was darkness, a sign that he was merging with another form. One locked within him? She had heard tales that the King of Demons could wear another form, one closer to the dark beast the Devil held hidden beneath his charming façade. Nevar had such a form too, but he had given it free reign, allowing both forms to become blurred and altered.

Why had he done such a thing when he wanted the evil gone from his soul?

By allowing it, he had made it impossible for him to purge that evil.

She lifted her other hand and stroked the line of his fingers, from his knuckles to the points of his black claws. He looked down at her, his jade eyes fixed on his hand too, watching her. His black skin was smooth beneath the pads of her fingers and warm too, not as rough or cold as she had expected. He held such heat and strength, and countered it with softness that she could only surmise came from his angelic side.

He flitted between violent and aggressive, and gentle and tender with her.

Asmodeus moved past him, his enormous glossy black wings furled against his bare back, and knocked on the dark door.

In the club, the black-haired male had declared her an admirer of Nevar’s and had spoken it with a mocking edge to his voice, one that had made her feel he believed no one could admire his servant.

She did.

He was strong, whether he felt it or not. She could see his strength in his eyes and it came not from his body but his heart. It was born of the gentle side of him, the one that battled the darkness and craved the light.

The door swung open and Lysia looked there.

A tawny-haired large male stood in the opening.

An angel.

She shrank behind Nevar, pressing her free hand to the back plate of his armour, between the two vertical slots where his wings should be. He had hidden them back at the club, forcing them away with a trace of disgust colouring his eyes. He despised them too.

He hated much, and she could sympathise. She hated many things too.

At the top of that list were angels.

She bared her fangs at the male in warning. If he dared to attack, she would kill him. She wouldn’t allow him near her or Nevar.

“Einar will not hurt you.” Nevar gave an expectant look to the angel. “Will you, Einar?”

The big male shrugged thickly hewn shoulders beneath his tight black t-shirt. “Not unless she gives me a reason to hurt her.”

She growled at that.

His full lips quirked at the corners and an amused glimmer shone in his rich brown eyes. “It was a joke.”

“Not a very funny one,” Nevar said and walked forwards.

She stayed put, refusing to move, even when Nevar stopped and tugged on her wrist. She unleashed a fraction of her power, enough to keep her bare feet rooted to the spot.

“He means me harm,” she whispered when Nevar looked over his wide shoulders at her.

He sighed and smiled, melting her insides. He was gorgeous when he smiled and it reached his jade eyes, brightening them and chasing away the shadows. “He won’t hurt you. If he does, I will kill him. Okay?”

She considered that and then nodded. “Okay.”

Einar turned to Asmodeus. “Did your boy just threaten to kill me?”

Asmodeus grinned wickedly. “It has become apparent that he has a possessive streak.”

The tawny-haired male shifted his dark eyes back to her. “Who is she anyway?”

When she stepped out from behind Nevar, his eyes widened just as Asmodeus’s had on first seeing her wings. She wasn’t sure why they all looked at them that way, as if they had never seen such a thing. She felt certain there were other females in Hell who had wings.

She knew of one female who definitely did.

“Why do you all stare so? The original angel had wings and none stared at her.”

All three men turned stunned gazes on her.

It was the angel who spoke. “What the hell did she just say?”

Neither Asmodeus nor Nevar acknowledged him.

Nevar turned back to face her and dipped his head, bringing his eyes down to level with hers. “You know Amelia?”

Amelia?

She shook her head. “I know no such female.”

“Amelia is the original angel,” Nevar said and she shook her head again.

“She is not called Amelia.” Lysia searched her memories for the name of the original angel, the one who had provided much amusement for the Devil over the millennia. “I do not recall her name but it was not Amelia. I recall that she died. Was another born?”

He nodded. “She survived this time, with the help of the Hell’s angel and the angel of Heaven.”

“Interesting. What else has happened?” She wanted to know. The world had changed from how she remembered it and the balance of power had changed with it.

“Maybe you should all come inside and tell me why you both can understand her and I can’t,” Einar said and she glared at him. He shot one back at her and shifted into the shadows inside the building.

Asmodeus followed him inside and she trailed along behind Nevar.

“What is the last thing you can remember before the battle?” he said in a low voice that she felt was meant for her ears only.

She racked her brain, working forwards from the furthest point she could recall until she reached the memories that hurt her head.

A beautiful scene played out in her mind, golden sand stretching as far as the eye could see, broken only by the wide dark swath of the Nile and the palms that dotted its banks. Beyond it stood the most incredible thing she had seen.

“Thebes.”

Nevar stopped dead and she bumped into his back. He looked over his shoulder, his jade eyes filled with incredulity.

“You remember Thebes?”

She nodded.

“Not Thebes like a ruin… like it is today… but like a city?”

She nodded again. “I recall the people coming and going, and how they would speak of their lives. I spent the whole day basking in the sun and watching them, learning about them.”

“You understood their language?” He turned back to face her. “As you understand mine?”

“I understand all languages… but I cannot speak them.”

He stared at her as if he hadn’t understood her and she was on the verge of repeating herself, afraid that he might have lost the talent to hear her words in a language he knew, when he moved closer, coming to tower over her, his expression holding a cold edge that she didn’t like, one that unsettled her.

“Thebes has not been a city in over two thousand years.”

Her eyes widened. Two thousand years.

“But I recall it as if it was only yesterday and it was the last memory that is clear to me. How is that possible?” Her heart pounded hard against her chest, a shiver going through her as she stared up into his eyes, searching them for the answer even when she knew he didn’t have it for her.

He hesitated and then lifted his right hand and settled it against her cheek, his palm resting softly on her skin and his fingertips touching the line of her jaw. “We will find out, but first we must see if Taylor knows of your kind.”

She looked beyond him to the dark entrance of the building. A half-demon. Nevar had explained that Taylor often worked with people he knew, helping them with their problems. She hoped the female warrior could help her.

Nevar took her hand in his and the world and her worries melted away as she looked down at them, at his long black fingers pressing into the back of her hand. She liked the feel of it and the heat that rushed through her whenever they touched.

She liked his heat.

It was there in his eyes whenever he looked at her, a palpable hunger that echoed within her and called to her, luring her into stepping nearer to him and closing the gap between them.



Her Avenging Angel is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback.

Find all the links, a fantastic 6 chapter downloadable sample of the book, and also how to enter the giveaway and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website:



Friday, 17 October 2014

Shades of Pink Breast Cancer Awareness

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As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, the first Shades of Pink event raised over $10,000 through more than 1300 donations!

For our second year, 22 authors have allied for 1 cause: fundraising for research. Their gift to everyone who makes a donation? A romance anthology (ebook) titled Shades of Pink (volume 2), totaling almost 150.000 words / about 400 pages as a PDF.

The suggested donation is $5. Funds are raised via Stayclassy.org and all proceeds go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Readers can also donate to the charity organization of their choice (with a focus on breast cancer) and email their receipt to receive their copy of the anthology in either PDF, ePub or mobi (kindle).

Who: Catherine Bowman, Mitzi Calderone, Vivien Dean, JJ and TA Ellis, Sabrina Garie, Nina Day Gerard, T. Hammond, Susan Harris, Laura Hunsaker, Kallysten, Amara Lebel, Alicia J. Love, Deelylah Mullin, C. Deanne Rowe, Cynthia Sax, DJ Shaw, Alice Stark, Ashley Suzanne, Gill Taber, Natasza Waters, Zoe York, Angela Yseult

When: Now through November 15th.

What: 22 short stories, including…
4 paranormal, 1 sci-fi, 11 contemporary, 1 historical, 2 military, 3 BDSM, 2 YA (some stories have more than one genre)
3 spicy (ménage or kink), 7 sexy (explicit sex scenes), 12 sweet (no sex)
A couple of vampires, about three dozen humans including soldiers, geeks, teachers, librarians, writers, survivors, bosses, rock stars, teens, mages, wives, husbands and fiancés, 1 succubus, 1 genie, a few aliens, some werewolves and other shifters.
Pink, pink and more pink, including tattoos, plenty of flowers, precious stones, jewelry, a bookmark, a drawing, ropes, lingerie, a car, a bag, a vase, various clothes, an anteater and a squirrel.

Where: Kallysten’s blog
Here you’ll find links to teasers for the stories, interviews of the authors and blog posts during all of October, a FAQ, and of course the link where you can donate and help this worthy cause



Well I thought id get involved in this because getting awareness out about breast cancer is in all women's best interest. , So for my part in this im going to be telling you a little about one of the authors taking part in the Shades of Pink book..



About the Author: 



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I’m a busy working mom of two young boys, and for as long as I can remember, I have been a voracious romance reader. In early 2012, I got an idea for a novel. Then another, and another. My Google Drive account exploded with outlines and chunks of text and character bibles.
Over Christmas, I started a holiday novella. By the end of January, it was clear I was going to wander past novella length, and the story wasn’t limited to the holiday season. And it wasn’t just one book, anymore – it was also an introduction to a small town, Wardham.
A year later, I’m putting the finishing touches on the fourth Wardham title, and getting ready to launch a new series (Camo Cay). That series will be written on a much slower schedule, but look for the first two titles in 2014.



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Ember's only had a few hours to wrap her head around being Gage's girl, and already she feels threatened. But her bond with the up-and-coming rock star is greater than any doubt, and Gage is happy to demonstrate just how much he wants and needs her—body and soul.

A short story sequel to See Me, that will be published in the 2014 Shades of Pink Charity Anthology (October 2014).
TOUCH ME
Zoe York

Ember's only had a few hours to wrap her head around being Gage's girl, and already she feels threatened. But her bond with the up-and-coming rock star is greater than any doubt, and Gage is happy to demonstrate just how much he wants and needs her—body and soul.

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The prequel to this story, See Me, published in the 2013 Shades of Pink Anthology, is available as a free gift to subscribers of Zoe York’s newsletter.

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Ember Mulligan updated her status:
Watching Gage do a sound check at The Palace. How surreal is that?

Ember stretched her legs in front of her and thought about pulling her notes out of her bag. Her last exam was two days away and it wasn’t like her not to stay focused. But then it wasn’t every day you discover that your best friend is into you just as much as you are into him. They’d spent the day making out, and Ember wondered if her lips looked as swollen as they felt. Could anyone tell she was squirming in her chair at the mere thought of kissing Gage?
The headlining band took the stage and Gage and his band-mate Jay hopped down. They were immediately intercepted by a couple of obvious industry types. The boys looked every bit the part of the badass rockers they aspired to be. Jay had full-sleeve tattoos and a couple of visible piercings—Gage had told her about some of the hidden piercings as well, which made Ember’s eyes bug out. Then she asked Gage if he’d ever be up for getting pierced.
He hadn’t said no. Shivers.
Gage had ink, too, but it was subtle. His first ever line of lyrics in script on his rib cage. His mother’s name wrapped in a pink ribbon on his calf. But most of his presence came from the fact that he was so big—and the shaved head and gorgeous eyes helped, too. He had a face made for the cover of Rolling Stone. And just last night, and then again this morning, that face had been finally pressed up against hers.
He’d shown up a day early in the city to celebrate a recording deal. Jay hit the clubs. Gage picked up tequila (for his celebration) and champagne (for Ember’s almost graduation) and they’d gotten a little drunk.
A lot drunk.
They’d kissed until Ember begged Gage to take her to bed. He did—to tuck her in. He’d crawled in with her, and she’d slept all night with his big, calloused hand pressed against the warm flat of her belly.
There had been kissing before, during, and after breakfast. Some groping on her couch before they came here. Heat rolled over Ember at the memory of Gage’s thigh sliding between her legs. The thick ridge of his erection had pressed on her hip, but when she’d tried to get him right where she wanted him, he’d pulled back.
If his plan was to keep her hot and bothered, it was totally working. They wouldn’t have any alone time again until after the show. Those industry people were taking him out for dinner. Gage wanted her to come along but she’d begged off. She’d meet up with Piper before the show instead. Less chance of embarrassing herself that way.
Across the room, Gage ducked his head, clearly tiring of the conversation. Jay took over, but Ember frowned at the thought that this wasn’t making Gage happy. Surely this was a part of the game. He glanced in her direction, then pulled his phone from his pocket.

Gage: We should get out of here.
Ember: I’m distracting you.
Gage: I want to be distracted by you. I want to be alone with you. I want to be naked with you.

Oh my god. She closed her eyes for a minute as a stupidly big smile spread across her face.

Ember: Wow.
Gage: Too much?

He shot her another look, and she slowly shook her head.

Ember: Later. You were really good. We’ve got all the time in the world after you impress them with your awesomeness.
Gage: You watched me? You should have been studying.
Ember: Nope. That was more fun.
Gage: Come give me a kiss.
Ember: You’re busy.
Gage: Clearly I’m not. Come give me a kiss, woman.

She stuffed her textbook away and hopped up. She could pretend to be cool enough to have a rock star boyfriend. Her heartbeat picked up as she sauntered toward the group.
“Everyone, this is my girl, Ember.” Gage slid his hand possessively around her waist and pulled her close. Inside, she was all bouncing balls and lit-up nerves, but she offered a hopefully gracious smile and looked around the group. Jay she knew already—they weren’t close, but he and Gage had a good working relationship. There were two men and one woman, and Ember hated that she immediately searched the blonde’s face for any sign of interest in Gage. Before, her passive jealousy of groupies was harmless because he was just a fantasy. She couldn’t start a relationship with him and immediately start looking for threats.
“I’m Kelsey,” the blonde said, extending her hand as she gave Ember an appraising look—didn’t even try to hide it. The two men introduced themselves as Matt and Tyson, but Kelsey was clearly in charge of the conversation. “Will you be joining us for dinner?”
Ember explained she was meeting a friend, ignoring Gage’s tightening hold on her, and Kelsey’s gaze stuck to her like glue. Was that good? Or not? Did she expect something else of Gage’s girlfriend? They’d only started dating that morning. She couldn’t be anyone other than herself. And she needed some time to process what it would be like to date someone who’d be coming and going a lot, constantly surrounded by women who wanted a piece of him when she wasn’t around.
Kelsey’s mind obviously went to the same place. “Has Gage told you about their upcoming mini-tour?”
Did this woman think that Gage called random strangers his girl? Ember knew the right answer. “Of course. I’m so proud of him.” And that truth fell with total ease from her lips. She looked up and repeated the words, this time for his benefit alone.
Gage’s voice rumbled from deep inside his chest. “Give me a minute, guys? I want to walk Ember out.”
He slid his fingers through hers and warm pleasure strummed through her middle. His hand felt so good holding hers, big and strong and confident. Their footsteps echoed in the empty club and Ember was painfully aware she could still hear the conversation that continued behind them so she kept her happy little smile to herself. Stepping outside, into the noise of downtown Toronto on a busy Thursday afternoon, gave them more privacy.
“Have a good dinner,” she said, folding herself flat against his body.
He grinned down at her, then gave her a more serious look that warned a kiss was on its way. “I’d rather—”
“Nuh-uh,” she said, shaking her head. “Don’t say it. You’ve got important rock star business to attend to. I’m all yours at the end of the night. Besides…” She trailed off, unsure of her place. She didn’t need to convince herself that Gage wanted her, but for all that they knew about each other, this was new. Did he like dirty talk? Would demure flirting be more up his alley?
Gage as a boyfriend was a totally different bailiwick than Gage as a best friend.
“Besides what?” He slid his hand against her neck, making her shiver. “You like being sexually on edge for hours and hours?”
Uhm, actually… “Yeah, maybe.” She closed her eyes and leaned into his touch. She didn’t need to overthink this. He obviously wasn’t. “Wanting you is a really yummy feeling.”
He dipped his head and kissed her then, a barely there slide against her top lip, then a lick against the bottom. She parted for him and he moved inside, teasing her tongue with his before pulling back. “I promise, having me will feel even better.”
“You’re the one who wanted it to be perfect.” She wiggled her fingers under the hem of his t-shirt, enjoying the way he shivered at her touch.
“Don’t remind me,” he muttered, but his eyes were warm and soft.
“I can’t wait to see you perform tonight,” she said, changing the subject.
“Right. About that.” Gage pulled two lanyards with laminated VIP passes from his back pocket. “For you and Piper. Security will help get you to the front of the crowd if you want, or you can watch from the side of the stage.”
“Got it.” She tucked the passes into her bag, then stood on her tiptoes and gave him a kiss of her own, full of promise. “You’re going to be great.”




 If you want to read See Me before reading Touch me then the  info below might interest you.

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See Me, is now available as a free download for all of my newsletter subscribers. (If you’ve already subscribed, go through the motions again! You won’t get duplicate emails, I promise). It’s also available on Amazon as part of the Kindle Unlimited subscription service if that’s easier.


 For more info on Zoe York  click the Links below 
 For more info on Shades of pink and the other authors taking part then click the link below