Monday, September 23, 2013

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Thanks so much to The Romance Reviews and their Fall Into Romance Blog Hop!  I hope everyone had fun, and now it's time to announce my blog's winner, chosen at random from the comments in the original post. Ready? *ahem*


Again, thanks so much for hopping along.  Happy reading!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Continuing the hop, continuing the spotlight--Kelly Apple's debut!

It's the ever fabulous TRR Blog Hop --Fall Into Romance!

What's the greatest thing about being a writer?

If anyone were to ask me that, I'd have to say that it's meeting like-minded people in the book community.  We're all readers and writers, and we all "get" each other.  That doesn't mean we all get along like one big happy family.  Oh, no. If you've ever taken a peek at some of the crazypants happenings when someone within the community has a public meltdown, you know this already.  But for the most part, we support each other and do whatever we can to share what we love.  And what is that?  A smokin' hot romance and finely told tale by someone who knows what the hell they're doing.

Which, of course, leads me to one of my favorite new authors, Kelly Apple, and her debut book, DEMON RESTRAINED!


Held captive by a crazed Alpha, demon Bastael hates all those he’s come across on the mortal plane. When a damaged werewolf falls into his path, he’s determined to use her and find a way to escape.

Evie wants to be safe.

Abused by her Pack and afraid for her life, Evie hides in the dark corners of the basement. The demon that’s already down there? He’s better than the Alpha upstairs.

But neither of them expects the connection that sets them both on fire.

With the Alpha’s lust for power escalating, Bas and Evie will have to find a way to break free or die trying.

Warning: This book contains one cocky demon and one werewolf who’s stronger than she looks. That’s right, folks… If the basement is a rockin’, don’t come a knockin’!

I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of this edge-of-your-seat paranormal romance, and I'm soooooo grateful for that. I have RADD (Reader Attention Deficit Disorder :P), so if a book doesn't grab me right away, it's going to wind up in my DNF pile. So, now that you know that about me, you'll understand how awesome this book is when I say...


I didn't eat.  I didn't go to the bathroom.  I didn't answer the phone.  All I did was DEVOUR this book.  Right from the first chapter--no, the opening sentence, I was captivated.  The writer plunged me into a dank and dirty basement and filled me with the frustration and dread that the hero, Bas, was enduring, and the weary-to-the-point-of-exhaustion terror that the heroine, Evie had lived with her entire life.  There are no words to describe how much I love it when a writer can do that for me.  No, wait.  There is a word for it.  Magic.  Kelly Apple made magic and sculpted it into words.

Don't believe me?  Why not pick it up and see for yourself?  Clicky to buy DEMON RESTRAINED and you'll see what I'm talking about (oh, and the sex scenes?  Oh, lawdy. So beautiful.  Almost poetic.  And holy sh!t, the hotness!!! Omigod. *fans self)

Also, don't forget that I'm doing a $10 Amazon GC giveaway, and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment below (feel free to share your love of paranormal romance!).  Winner will be chosen at random at the end of the blog hop. Happy reading!

Enjoy the hop! To go to the next blog, click on the graphic below. :)

The Romance Reviews Hop

Friday, September 13, 2013

TRR's Blog Hop Begins with a Spotlight on New Antho Sis, Rebecca Crowley!

Welcome to one of the stops for The Romance Reviews Blog Hop!


I would love to introduce to you a brand new author by the name of Rebecca Crowley, whose debut book, THE STRIKER'S CHANCE, is now out from Carina Press!  I decided to spotlight Rebecca's book because 1) it's an awesome sports-romance, and I love to share awesome of any kind with the world.  And 2) Rebecca is my new antho sister! 

How did this happen?  Executive Director of Carina Press, Angela James, had an open call for holiday subs with various themes. Rebecca and I were chosen out of who-only-knows how many writers be a part of GIFTS OF HONOR, a military-themed holiday homecoming anthology releasing November 21st. She's really getting her writing career started off with a bang, and if you needed any more convincing of that, just read the blurb for THE STRIKER'S CHANCE:


Landing the PR contract for North Carolina's new soccer team could take Holly Taylor's career to the next level. Her task? Make Kepler "Killer" de Klerk, an athlete with a party-hard reputation, a star. But revamping the sexy footballer's image while battling her unwanted attraction to him is easier said than done.
The car accident that derailed Kepler's European career also gave him some much-needed perspective. He's ready to give up on fame and focus on the game he loves. The last thing he needs is a headstrong brunette pushing him back into the spotlight, even if butting heads with her is the most fun he's had in ages.
The more time Holly spends with Kepler, the more she sees how different he is from his tabloid persona. But when she's offered her dream job for a price, she finds herself torn between the career she's spent years building and the man she doesn't want to give up.
55,000 words

Sounds great, right? Well, here's a chance to pick it up, as well as a few others if you know how to manage your GC money right, heh.  I'm offering a $10 Amazon gift card at the end of the hop to one lucky commenter (SPAMMERS DON'T COUNT!), so leave a comment below.

Enjoy the hop! To go to the next blog, click on the graphic below. :)

The Romance Reviews Hop