Guest Post with Lia Davis

RavishedBeforeSunriseTour

Today author Lia Davis returns, but this time for a guest post related with her paranormal novella part of the 1Night Stand series. Enjoy!!

Meet Emalee Black

Hello, I’m Ema from Lia Davis’s RAVISHED BEFORE SUNRISE. Thank you so much for having me over. I’m excited to be here, introduce myself and share what life’s been like since my one-night stand. And yes, I was ravished that night and *she lowers her voice to a whisper* every night since.

I’m an artist. I can paint, but enjoy sculpting more. I love working with my hands. And from as long as I can remember can see the paranormal. No not ghost, although I do see them too, but the magical signature of a were, or shifter, a vampire, demon, and any other supernatural being possess. I know they’re not human and they were threatened by that. My “gift” forced me to move into the coven with my BFF Beth.

My one night of passion and chance to act normal, or not so normal, changed the way I live my life. I no longer have to hide from the paranormal world. I’m still not well liked because of my succubus half, but I’m use to that. *she rolls her eyes and laughs* I’m happy that I am considered a “supernatural citizen”.

And my vampire, well he’s as yummy as ever and all mine. *she smiles*

“Ema.”

Oh, I better go. That’s Katrina waiting on me. We’re meeting Beth for a girls day out. You know shopping, lunch, girl stuff.

Have a wonderful day and rest of the week

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Ravished Before Sunrise

Lia Davis

Born with the unusual ability to see what truly lies in the shadows, Emalee Black is stuck between two worlds, the paranormal and the human. Neither one accepts or understands her and she’s forced to live a quiet, boring life in hiding. When her best friend mentions 1Night Stand dating service, Ema chooses a role-playing adventure straight out of her romantic fantasies. She’s to hunt her very own vampire and have her wicked way him.

Vampire Darian Wyman is surprised when his daughter signs him up for a one-night stand with an exclusive matching agency. At first he’s appalled by the idea, but as he reads the details of the date he becomes intrigued. For one night he will get away from the life he has long grown tired of to be hunted and captured by a would-be huntress. But he has plans of his own for his little vixen.

However, when Darian discovers the truth about Ema’s inhuman abilities, the date could end before it gets started.

                      

Buy Links: Decadent Publishing | Amazon | ARe

About the Author:

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special, equally different kitty cats. She’s a wife to her soul mate, who drives her crazy during editing/revisions. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very activity imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She only recently became serious about publishing her work and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is a stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world she created, leaving the day job where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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Review: Ravished Before Sunrise by Lia Davis

Ravished Before Sunrise (1 Night Stand, #110)Title: Ravished Before Sunrise
Author: Lia Davis
Series: 1 Night Stand
Publisher:  Decadent Publishing Company
Format: ebook provided for the book tour
ISBN: B007YT25IK
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: May 1st 2012
Number of pages: 34

Born with the unusual ability to see what truly lies in the shadows, Emalee Black is stuck between two worlds, the paranormal and the human. Neither one accepts or understands her and she’s forced to live a quiet, boring life in hiding. When her best friend mentions 1Night Stand dating service, Ema chooses a role-playing adventure straight out of her romantic fantasies. She’s to hunt her very own vampire and have her wicked way him.

Vampire Darian Wyman is surprised when his daughter signs him up for a one-night stand with an exclusive matchmaking agency. At first he’s appalled by the idea, but as he reads the details of the date, he becomes intrigued. For one night he will get away from the life he has long grown tired of to be hunted and captured by a would-be huntress. But he has plans of his own for his little vixen.

However, when Darian discovers the truth about Ema’s inhuman abilities, the date could end before it gets started.


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The book started of pretty funny with a human and her witch friend sighing up for 1Night Stand and them we jumped right into the vampire POV. It was interesting to see how much these two anticipated the little adventure. Oh, and the vampire’s daughter is responsible for his part and made it all without his knowledge, but he kinda liked.
 
A little bit of action was actually really good in the book and made the hunting more real. Plus we discovered more about Ema’s powers and where they come from. Darian is pure sin and a bit romantic mourning for his lost mate until now.
 
The sex was amazing and Darian knew exactly how to help her and keep both of them save and alive. But the epilogue made everything more sweet, plus we get the sense of time passing and the life after 1Night Stand.
 
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Guest Post with Heather Long

TheTamingoftheThiefTour

Today I have author Heather Long doing a special guest post during the book tour of her new release The Taming of the Thief.

Who Do You Trust?

Trust is an issue that’s very difficult to explain—particularly to another person. We all judge each other based on our experiences and expectations. Since we are all different people with different experiences, our baseline for trust varies. How you learn to trust a person or why you trust them will be different from how your friend does or I do—or the lady that lives down the street.

So how do you know you can trust someone? How can you explain trust—which is both a concept and an emotion?

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines trust as assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. The keywords in this definition: "assured reliance" indicate that in order to have trust, you must have proof that you can trust. You cannot find something to be reliant or to have reliance on anything that hasn’t been proven. Assured promises that not only have you found reliance, but that reliance is an accurate definition of your trust.

Confused yet? I apologize.

Trust is an important issue to me. In part, because trust – like so many other things in our world – does not exist in a vacuum, yet to trust someone requires a leap of faith. You have to choose to trust someone and hope that they provide you with the assured reliance they were worthy of that trust. Now I’ve said that word a lot-but it’s a word that we use when we love another person, when we live with them, when we rely on them and when we need them to be there for us. We "trust," and most often we tell ourselves it’s because they have proven trustworthy.

But a person really can’t prove that until we trust them. They can’t be accountable or reliable for any of their character, dependability, strength or truth until we actually trust them.

A Leap of Faith

Faith is the act of believing in something in absence of hard facts. To trust someone requires that leap of faith that you will trust them and hope they prove to be trustworthy. But what makes us decide to take that leap of faith? In The Taming of the Thief, Sophie chooses to trust Pietr—even when she has doubts and questions. Why does she choose this?

At the time of their first encounter, Sophie just witnessed a murder and spent hours answering questions for the NYPD. They don’t believe her—not because she isn’t trustworthy but because they have no ‘evidence’ that her account is reliable. When she finds Pietr in her apartment, she doesn’t trust him—but he intrigues her and she follows her instincts. In the end, choosing to trust Pietr was the right choice and although she chose to trust him, she didn’t have to.

So why do you trust someone? What drives you to make that leap of faith?


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The Taming of the Thief

Heather Long

One Treasure…

Some would kill to know what Sophie Kingston knows. Rich and powerful people will do anything to possess the secret, but not even Sophie realizes how much danger she is in—or how far they will go to hunt her down and take it from her.  But when she sees a murder no one can prove, the threats to her life keep coming.

One Hunt…

Pietr Sauvage is neck deep in the hunt for The Fortunate Buddha when a lead draws him to New York and thrusts him into the life of art history specialist Sophie.  What began as a favor turns into a desperate need to protect the sexy curator from the dark web of deception threatening to pull her under.

Too Many Thieves…

Lost in the shadow of intrigue and danger, Sophie must learn to trust Pietr, a man with an agenda, a man she can’t help but desire, before the ruthless thieves steal their only chance.

Raising the stakes heightens the attraction…

Author Info

imageHeather Long lives in Texas with her family and their menagerie of animals. As a child, Heather skipped picture books and enjoyed the Harlequin romance novels by Penny Jordan and Nora Roberts that her grandmother read to her. Heather believes that laughter is as important to life as breathing and that the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus are very real. In the meanwhile, she is hard at work on her next novel.

Guest Post with Amber Lim

Giving it Up

 
Today I have author Amber Lim for a guest Post. She’s currently on book tour for Giving Up and there’s a giveaway to make everything more fun.

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Five Reasons to Admire Allie from Giving It Up

By Amber Lin

Thank you so much for having me on Book Travels. I’m so pleased to be here, celebrating the release of my debut erotic romance novel, Giving It Up. We all love a good sexy romance hero, but I really love and admire the heroine from my book.
5. Allie is a single mother
Sadly this is all too common; however, as a mother with a very large support system that I most definitely make use of, I really admire Allie for her ability to make it work without one. Really the only people she’s got in her corner is her best friend, who’s very helpful also has troubles of her own… that is, until Colin comes along.
4. Allie is trying to trust…
Life has taught her not to trust people, especially men. When she was younger, her best friend raped her. So even people who should be trustworthy… aren’t! However, she keeps putting herself out there… trying, trying. That takes guts, girl.
3. Allie appreciates Colin for what he is
We have a bit of an advantage in romance books, in that we know certain characteristics our hero will have—steadfast, honorable. But in real life… gosh, Colin just looks scary. He’s big and tough and he doesn’t say much either. So I admire that Allie can look past his tough exterior and judge him by what he does say, and more importantly, what he does for her.
2. Allie finds pleasure in the simple things in life
There’s definitely something seductive about those billionaire heroes… but that’s not Colin. No, he’s your average guy with a comfortable bungalow in a suburban neighborhood. He’s got a truck and he owns a restaurant and Allie doesn’t settle for him, she adores that about him. He strives for stability and she finds that just darn irresistible.
1. Allie’s a giving lover
Sex is… complicated. As I’m sure you can imagine after her past. She really struggles with how to have a healthy sexual relationship… actually she has no fucking clue. But she wants it. She wants to give pleasure to her partner, and that’s something that is sweet and almost innocent about her.
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Giving It Up

by Amber Lin

Published June 18th 2012 by Loose Id
Allie prowls the club for a man who will use her hard and then ditch her. Hey, it’s not rape if she wants it. Instead she finds Colin, who looks tough but treats her tenderly, despite her protests.
He tempts her, but kindness and a few mindblowing orgasms aren’t enough to put her back together again. Allie has no hope for a real relationship. Two years ago her best friend betrayed her in the worst possible way – she’d be stupid to trust a man again. Besides, she has her daughter to think of, the only good thing to have come from that dark night.
But when her rapist returns, threatening her sanity and custody of her daughter, Allie turns to Colin. Under his protection and patient touch, Allie begins to heal and learns to hope. Colin’s no saint, though, and his criminal past draws danger of its own. Allie must fight to protect her child and the man she loves, hoping her newfound power will be enough to save them all.

BUY LINKS

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Giving-It-Up-ebook/dp/B008H4W2ES
All Romance Ebooks: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-givingitup-859531-147.html
Fictionwise: http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/b133918/?si=0
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13628945-giving-it-up

AUTHOR LINKS

Author Website: http://authoramberlin.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/authoramberlin
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authoramberlin

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Review: A Gift of The Darkest Magic by Ashlynn Monroe

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Author:  Ashlynn Monroe
Format: ebook
Genre: Erotica
Release date: July 2012
Number of pages: 64

 
Summary

Would you be willing to betray the person you love in order to save their life?

 

Clarissa’s husband Matt is dying of cancer. They’ve tried everything that medicine has to offer, both traditional and experimental, and nothing’s worked. Clarissa spends her days in the hospital, watching the man she loves slip closer and closer to certain death.

 

When her sister tells her she knows a way to save Matt, but it involves visiting a local club run by vampires, Clarissa is outraged that her sister would believe something so insane. But then she learns the truth.

 

Braden, the sexy and mysterious vampire who runs the club, does indeed have the means to save Matt, but he demands a high payment in return. He doesn’t want money, her blood, or even her life…he wants something she never expected. Clarissa has a choice—spend twenty-four hours in Braden’s bed or let her husband die.

 

But what she never foresaw was how much more the vampire would truly want after he’d given her the gift of the darkest magic.

My Thoughts

From the first pages we can understand Clarissa and see how much she loves her husband, but I don’t think for one second she had any idea the changes her life would take.

 

The thing is Clarissa’s husband Matt is dying of cancer and there’s nothing else the doctors can do to save him, but one day her sister gave her new hope and discovered a way to save him. Problem is getting the cure and believing it will is the first step.

 

he cure would come from vampires and they live in the same small town as she does, strange right how nothing ever made her think they existed and that these powerful beings would one day save the love of her life. Clarissa of course at first don’t believe and I wouldn’t either, but after seeing them on their night club, everything becomes a new reality and hope once again is part of her.

 

I chose to have this review showing Clarissa side of the story because for me the book is good just because we can see her struggle and her love, making the vampire Braden only a co-characther and not that important. Yes, he’s a vampire, but not as bad as it sounds and with a lot of problems of his own.

 

I didn’t connected with him, because he just didn’t show his true feelings and the beast he claims live inside, but Clarissa made really enjoyable to read this short story. I liked how she handled the sex and even thought she was betraying her husband her life didn’t change because of one night to save her love.

 

I even liked how Matt handled when he discovered how things changed while he was in the hospital. Overall I liked the book and the sex scenes were pleasurable.

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Author Bio

 

Ashlynn Monroe is a busy wife and mom. She enjoys writing about anything and everything paranormal or fantasy related. She spends most of her time daydreaming up her next tale of romance.
Visit her website at http://ashlynnmonroe.com/ to learn more about the worlds she imagines.
She’d love to hear from you at authorashlynnmonroe@gmail
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Revew: Just One More by Stephanie Beck

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Title: Just One More
Author:  Stephanie Beck
Series: –|-
Publisher:  Beachwalk Press, Inc
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781937325046
Genre: Erotica
Release date: August 15th 2011
Number of pages: 163

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Two is enough, but three could be everything.

Kit and Adam Jacobs know what their marriage needs—Gavan Karik. He’s the one man they both want and the only one who can make their relationship complete.

Making Gav part of the family comes with a price. Family, infidelity and self-worth issues plague Gav, but Adam and Kit are willing to tackle those issues if Gav is willing to commit.

For every problem they conquer, another one pops up. Not only are the three adults working to meld a broken family into one, they’re also struggling with a blackmailer threatening to out the two men’s sexuality and issues with the kids being mistreated at school. With each battle all three have to decide if the vision each sees for the future can match and if the reward is worth the fight.

Content Warning: Strong language, graphic sex, and explicit incidents of laundry washing within.

My Thoughts

From the moment I read the summary I just knew this book was exavtly what I needed at the time. It has everything to make a story, family, commitment, lots of sex and the characthers believe.

 

Gav has lots of troubles and not one of his relationships have a good ending, but Adam and Kit are two of the best friends he could have plus the sex between them is really great. Gav likes to be apart of some treesomes and sex with males is also good, but with Adam things are more intense and he’s afraid to lose the friendship over some egoistical feeling.

 

On the other end we have Adam and Kit want more than just some nights with Gav and both think together they are a full package. Adam is atracted to both females and males, but only after getting married that his life was better, since Kit understand and acept his wants and needs. Kit likes Gav but in a different level and more sexual than anything else, but she changed her feelings during the book.

 

I enjoyed this book and it’s more than just sex and hot scenes, the family is very important and I liked how they  handled some actions from close minded persons. It’s a different style of life and the made it work, very nice.

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Stephanie Beck

Even before she understood what all the thrusting meant, Stephanie Beck loved reading romance. When the stories didn’t end the way she wanted, writing her own was the perfect solution. From ridiculous humor to erotica, Stephanie loves being transported within a story. When she’s not elbow deep in words, her husband and three children command her attention. After they are sleeping she knits or bakes cookies…or squeezes in more writing.

 

Stephanie loves to hear from readers. Contact her at stephaniebeckauthor@gmail.com

 

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Available in print and digital

 

Beachwalk Press / Amazon / Allromance / B&N

 

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Interview with Andrew P. Weston

Fairy Tail Tour

 

Today I have an interview with Andrew P. Weston. His book was in April and has received several great ratings.


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Why did you decide to write a novel?

“They say” there’s a novel in everyone. Mine was waiting to get out for a long time. I’d served in the military and police force for a number of years, witnessing and dealing with things people normally only ever get to see on TV or in films, or read about. Once I’d retired, I thought – why not write about these experiences in a way that’s combined with my favorite genres, (Fantasy/Paranormal/Thriller’s)? I know the subjects, I know what I like – (because I’ve never, ever forced myself to read something I didn’t like) – so I thought, why not try to write something that I would ‘love’ to read myself? So many just talk about it. I decided to do it! And I’m glad I did, I love creating things and coming up with new concepts.

What do you think makes your book stand out in today’s market?

Let’s be honest, you will be aware that most of the paranormal fantasy available nowadays ranges between two common poles. At one end are tales involving witches and wizards, and so forth, while at the other “urban” end are the popular tales about vampires and werewolves. Books with a fresh approach to fantasy are sadly lacking, and that is why I feel my story will be a refreshing addition to the bookshelves. It doesn’t involve schools for witchcraft and wizardry, neither are there covens of vampires or demons involved. If I were to sum up my concept using a simple “blurb” of one sentence, I would say, “Death Never Looked So Good.” It’s a gritty, down to earth, murder mystery with great humor and ballistic sex added to a fast paced and compulsive recipe. Once you start, you won’t want to put it down.

Do you have any must-haves while you are writing?

Certainly – peace and quiet are a must! As is an endless supply of strong coffee! (Black, no sugar – ‘huge’ mug. Thank you!) Alegre

What kind of books do you read in your spare time? Do you read the same genre that you write?

In my spare time I follow books by Raymond E Feist, Trudy Canavan, and Stephen R Donaldson. I’m currently reading “The Hunger Games Trilogy”.

Can you tell us anything about what you are currently working on?

I have a number of current works in progress. The first is book 3 of the Guardian Series, entitled, “Fallen Angels”. However, as I have time on my side (“Guardian Angels” is due to be published August 2012 – and “Guardians” is still under assessment – If successful, this obviously means it wouldn’t be due for publication until 2013.) So I can devote my time to other, more immediate projects.

 

I have submitted a couple of short stories to Ruby Lioness Press for inclusion in Anthologies. One, I know, has been accepted – “Love Bite” a paranormal thriller, while my first attempt at a love story/romance, “A fresh Start”, is under consideration. I really enjoyed concentrating on that one as it focused me in an entirely different way. So – fingers crossed.

 

I am also working on a sequel to a previous short story…But you’ll have to wait and see what that is. Its great fun and I want to ensure I get it right.

 

AND – I’m putting a few details together regarding a project I’ll start next year for another short story – combining a real life historical mystery with time travel!

 

However, my main focus is on developing another new concept Ruby Lioness Press is keen to see, a paranormal erotic thriller series, “The Cambion Journals”. Book 1, “The Rage of Augustus” is about 1/3 completed. Its current, it’s fresh and should hopefully prove very popular as I’m developing it in a way that you can’t help but get caught up in Augustus’ feelings as he pursues a bitter enemy across the centuries and around the world.

What is one novel book that you would recommend?

 

Definitely Lord Fouls Bane by Stephen Donaldson! It’s refreshing to have an antitypical hero who makes you want to kick him up the backside. A fantastic concept too that set the benchmark after Tolkien

A curiosity you would like to share.

I’ve always wondered. When you enter a darkened room and switch on the light, where does the light actually go? Does it hide under the couch? In the corners? Where does it go?

Quick answers:

a dream?

I fly a lot in my dreams. They are very lucid, full of sensation and I love them!

a nightmare?

Being unable to save my children if they’re in trouble/danger.

favorite book?

Magician – Raymond E Feist.

favorite music?

Evanescence – Pink – Snow Patrol – One Republic – Enya.

Favorite quote?

“We are Spartans. Arooh, arooh, arooh!”


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Fairy Tail

Andrew P Weston

For the third year running, a ritualistic serial killer has struck again in the week leading up to Halloween, leaving a gruesome and bloody trail in his wake.

It’s the same every year. One murder every day, until his quotient of seven has been reached. Butchery doesn’t begin to describe what happens to those who he gets his hands on. Then the killer vanishes – only to return twelve months later as merciless as ever.

When he does resurface, he appears to strike randomly and at will. It cannot be established exactly how the killer selects his victims, or why. As such, the detective leading the case is no closer to discovering the identity of the ruthless predator than he was when the slayings began.

It’s only when the detective gets an unexpected break that things get interesting…

 

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Author Bio

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Andrew P Weston was born in the city of Birmingham, in the UK, and grew up in the towns of Bearwood and Edgebaston, eventually attending Holly Lodge Grammar School for Boys where he was School Captain and Head Boy.

 

He was an active sportsperson for the school and a number of rugby,
swimming, martial art and athletics teams throughout the city.

 

On graduation in 1977, he became a member of the Royal Marines and
served in a number of roles both in the UK and abroad.

 

ln 1985 he joined the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, serving as a police
officer in a variety of uniformed and plain clothes departments until his retirement in 2008.

 

Over those years, he wrote and illustrated a number of private books for his children regarding the life of a tiny kitten entitled, "The Adventures of Willy Whiskers", gained further qualifications in Law and Religious Studies, was an active member of Mensa, and continued to be an active sportsman and
instructor, providing lessons free of charge to various local communities.

 

An unfortunate injury received on duty meant Andrew had to retire early, but, after moving to the sunny Greek island of Kos to help speed his recuperation, he was at last able to spend time developing the "Guardian Concept” he had formulated over his years in the military and police services.

 

When not writing, Andrew devotes his time to Greek dancing and language lessons, feeding his cats, and
can be seen most evenings hunting shadows in the dark. He hasn’t managed to catch any yet, but is sure
he came close on two occasions.