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Cover Reveal: ‘Hunted in Darkness’ by Carrie Ann Ryan

Title: Hunted in Darkness
Series: Aspen Pack #2
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Design: Sweet N Spicy Designs
Release Date: September 19, 2022
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The Aspen Pack series from NYT Bestselling Carrie Ann Ryan continues with a fated romance that was never supposed to happen. Skye Jamenson-Anderson knows the legacy she must live up to. She’s the daughter of warriors and the granddaughter of the late Alphas who sacrificed everything so their den could survive. Though she feels she doesn’t have a place in her Pack, she does everything in her power to keep them and their allies alive—including saving the Aspen Alpha. As Alpha of the Aspen Pack, Chase Leyne knows a thing or two about one’s legacy. He’s the son of a traitor and the most powerful wolf in his territory. He also knows without a doubt that Skye is not his mate. When the two decide to lean on another in every way possible, they both go in knowing nothing forever can come out of it. The enemy is stepping up their game and threaten the stability of the alliance forged in blood. With one bite, Chase and Skye’s world changes, and the one thing that is keeping them apart might be the only promise to save their Packs and their future. 

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Releasing May 23
Audio read by Aiden Snow & Kit Swann
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.
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Release Blitz: ‘Beast Charming’ by Grace Goodwin

Beast Charming by Grace Goodwin is now live!

One dance with this prince’ could cost her a job.
Her freedom.
Her life.

Warlord Tane of Atlan is a warrior, not a prince.
So why is he wearing these ridiculous white pants and gold-trimmed jacket?
And gods help him, why are there hundreds of females in glittering gowns, circling like vultures, expecting him to dance?
The human producers of the Bachelor Beast television show thought this would be a good idea; dress up an unmated Warlord like a fairytale prince, invite hundreds of eligible human women to a ‘Cinderella Ball’, turn on their cameras,and record everything.
And then he sees her. His mate. The only female who can tame his beast.
But…
This princess wasn’t supposed to be at the ball. A borrowed ballgown. A stolen invitation. A friend in trouble. Everything is going according to plan…until she can no longer resist temptation.
Surely one dance won’t hurt?
Even a dance with a beast.
Don’t miss this wild and twisted Cinderella story.

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Meet Grace Goodwin

Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance with more than one million books sold. Grace’s titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print and audio formats. Grace is an avid reader, an escape room enthusiast, sci-fi nerd, coffee fanatic, and an eternal optimist forever believing that Earth will, some day, have a Star Trek style future. Grace loves to hear from readers.
 
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Author Interview: ‘Amata: An Archangel Story: Michael’ by Windy Jacobs Millwood

About the Book:

Valeria Priest is a former Roman Vestal Virgin who now runs the Vampire world in the Southeastern United States. Along with her best friend of over 600 years, Val strives for an uneventful, routine life with her sassy, accident-prone ward, Buford. Boring is the opposite of what Val and her friends encounter when an ancient blood feud between celestial rivals the Archangel Michael and the demon Samuel heats up in the middle of their city. Samuel sets his sights on Valeria and her ward for unknown reasons, and the overbearing, stubborn Michael is determined to protect them. A forbidden romance develops between Michael and Valeria as they race against time in both the 1st century Roman Empire and modern-day Birmingham, Alabama. Adding to the mystery are the unknown origins of Valeria’s creation which make her an aberration amongst other vampires. When Buford comes up MIA, it’s up to Valeria to find a way to hell and rescue him before Samuel unleashes a long-imprisoned cohort. Things deteriorate from there as Val relives a painful past she’d prefer stay buried, literally.

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I live in North Alabama in the same town in which I was born. I have traveled and lived other places, but I prefer home. I have two fantastic teenage boys, Earth and Rain, and seven little fur babies we have rescued over the years. I currently work as a Registered Nurse, and have had several careers over my lifetime, but I have always wanted to be a writer. I sent my first short stories out to Omni Magazine when I was still a preteen. Fortunately, I come from a family of passionate book lovers! I got serious about writing professionally when my husband was placed on hospice, and I had to be at home more. Not only was writing an escape from what was happening in my life, but I wanted to share my stories with my husband before it was too late. So much happened after he died, it took a minute for me to return to full time writing; but I’m proud of this latest series that came out of that difficult time in my life.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

My most creative time of day is right before I go to sleep. I have terrible initial insomnia, so I often lie in bed for hours trying to fall asleep. This quiet time is perfect for the fertile mind to go crazy! I keep a notebook and my digital recorder beside the bed in case I think of something I’m afraid I’ll forget. Usually though, I build on a single idea or story every day for weeks until I think it’s perfect. My actual, physical writing has to take place at my desk so I know I’m down to the serious stuff like editing and tying up loose ends.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

Most of my ideas come from characters who have spent a lifetime in my head. Sometimes, I think I was born with them already in there trying to get out. The idea for my latest book, Amata, is rooted in my love of Roman history. I took Latin for years and minored in Classical Studies in college. We all know there is no practical use for any of this knowledge accept as fertile soil for the imagination. Because they are mine, I always see some of myself in my characters, but also, I try to live vicariously through some of them as well. I have created characters just to be foils for my main characters or to add depth and diversity to the story.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

I always know the entire story and how it will play out before I ever start writing. I see the story in my head; eat, sleep, dream it until I can plot it or outline it on paper. Then, I make cards for every character with minute details like full names, hair color, and background information I can reference as I write. Often, I will tell the story as I’m driving and record it on a digital recorder. While I’m sleeping, I will place the recorder next to the microphone of my computer and let the voice recognition software type it for me. Then, I will clean up the text and edit as I go. I read and reread looking for typos or plot holes until I’m satisfied everything is perfect. Only then will I let family or friends read to give me feedback or suggestions.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

My current series is paranormal romance because I love vampires. I’ve written science fiction and fantasy in the past, but some of my favorite movies and book series are all about vampires. There is a lot of historical folklore associated with vampires, but because they are these fictitious supernatural creatures, you can really go anywhere with your story and build on mythology or make your own. There are no limits except the writer’s imagination. My current series also features angels. This gives me an entirely different element to build on and weave into with my vamps.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

For me, my characters are so vivid and real, it’s hard to imagine someone in a different body acting as them. But how awesome to imagine your work brought alive on the big screen! Valeria is the protagonist. She is tough and not soft and cuddly at all, but it’s ok to be a boss bitch! She is tall with long dark hair sort of a Gal Gadot or Angelina Jolie type. It would probably be type casting to see Billy Bob Thornton in his Sling Blade days as Buford, the rural, special needs ward of Valeria. Jed is Val’s partner of over 600 years, and he is tall, blonde, and more introverted. I picture him as a Bradley Cooper or Ben Browder type. The archangel Michael is the tall, dark, and brooding sort like Michael Fassbender or Adam Driver. As for the villain, (who I won’t name because that’s a spoiler!) I could imagine Benedict Cumberbatch or Timothy Chalamet.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I read voraciously! I read while I eat, while I wait, at bedtime, at work, in my car, and especially in the bath. The worst part about getting older is how your vision changes over time. I finally broke down and accepted I needed bifocals. They have been a blessing because I can see to read well, again. My favorite contemporary authors are Christina Dodd, Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Amanda Quick. My favorite authors of all time are William Faulkner, TS Eliot, Jane Austen, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ray Bradbury, Albert Camus, Madeleine L’Engle, and Oscar Wilde. Basically, I will read anything, even the cereal box.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

Currently, I’m reading Battle of Brothers: William and Harry by Robert Lacey. I have a weakness for all things royal! I’m also in the middle of The Wilde Series by Eloisa James. I met her once at an RWA luncheon, and she is amazing!

9: What is your favourite book and why?

My favourite book of all time is William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. I have probably read it ten times since I was 16. I couldn’t wait until my own children were old enough to appreciate the story. Firstly, Faulkner is southern, and there is just something about being from the South only other Southerners notice. You could put Truman Capote (a part time Southerner), John Grisham, and Harper Lee in this category, too. Anyone anywhere can appreciate their wonderful stories and characters, but another Southerner knows these characters, goes to church with them, or talks about them at the beauty salon. Faulkner is my favorite because reading those page long paragraphs and his stream of consciousness storytelling freed me from the strict formats I had always been taught. I realized that the writer is the creator and can tell her story anyway she wants. He liberated my mind.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

The first thing I would tell him or her is don’t do it unless you’re passionate and committed because it takes over your life. You become a slave to the process until it’s done. But if you’re serious about writing, stop putting it off and do it now because Time is the enemy. You think when you’re young you have forever, but life happens and before you know it you run out of time. I recently lost two of my aunts as well as my husband. I noticed my grief for each of them was different. What I felt for my older aunt who lived her life and did what she wanted was very different from my younger aunt who spent her life trying to please other people instead of living her own life. If you want to share your stories with people, then write, but don’t do it for fame or fortune because that is not the writer’s lot. You have to write for yourself.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?

My boys say it’s because I’m old, but I still prefer Facebook. You can find my page at www.facebook.com/windy.jacobsmillwood 

and the series page for The Archangel Stories at www.en-gb.facebook.com/pages/The-Archangels-Quartet-book-series/1040534032655342 

On Instagram www.instagram.com/jacobsmillwood

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Book Blitz: ‘Not His Mate’ by Jade Marshall

Title: Not His Mate

Series: Katu Wolves Book 2

Author: Jade Marshall

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Paranormal Shifter Romance

About the Book:

When a wolf shifter finds their fated mate their entire world changes. There is nothing on earth they wouldn’t do to keep their mate by their side. But what happens when your fated mate is already mated to someone else?

Calum Beckett, Beta to the Katu wolf pack, has finally found his fated mate in Talon Quinn. The only problem is that she already has a mate. Trying to stay away from Talon is pulling him apart and driving his wolf to the brink of insanity. But what choice does he have?

Talon has moved to the Katu Pack with her mate Parker, but Parker isn’t her true mate, but someone she was forced to mate by her previous Alpha. When she finds her fated mate her life is thrown even further into chaos. Difficult choices lie ahead, and no matter which path she chooses, pain is inevitable.

How much pain are you willing to cause? How will either mate react to choices that Talon makes? Can anyone have their happily ever after?

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Excerpt:

I still have a rebellious streak, it’s part of my personality, but I try to tamp it down. Today, I have pushed more of Parker’s buttons than I have in the last year, and the outcome will not be good. Not that it would matter what my attitude was toward any of this. It’s obvious Parker could sense the mating bond between the Beta and me. It is a palpable aura that clings to unmated wolves when they find their true mate. I may not be as heavily affected as Calum is because I am already mated, but with our heightened senses, he couldn’t have missed it.

“Talon,” Calum calls out to me.

His voice flows over me, coating me. The deepness vibrates through me, turning me inside out. I want to continue walking, but my body responds to him so strongly that my feet stay planted to the path. I don’t turn to watch him approach me because I can feel his presence get closer with every step.

“You’re at the wrong house,” he says lowly into my ear. “This is my house. And although you will always be welcome here, it would be inappropriate.”

Placing his hand on my lower back, he guides me to the house beside his, sending goosebumps skittering across my flesh. All thought has fled from my mind as I allow him to touch me and guide me. At the door to the main house, we stand in silence for long moments, his fingers lightly flexing against my back before he knocks.

The door is flung back, and Peyton beams at me.

“Talon!” she squeals before throwing her arms around my neck and embracing me closely. “Come in! I am super excited to have you here. Let me show you around.”

Peyton grabs my hand and leads me deeper into the house, pulling me away from Calum’s touch. A touch I immediately miss. In the massive kitchen, she flutters about, talking continuously, but I don’t hear a word. I am trying to center myself in this new normal that has been thrust upon me.

“Talon?” Peyton looks at me quizzically. “Are you okay?”

“Um…”

“You can talk to me. The new pack can feel overwhelming but we have always been friends. If it’s about the mating scent clinging to you, maybe I can help.” She looks so supportive I can’t stop myself from spilling the beans.

Taking a seat at the solid wood counter that runs the length of her kitchen, I haul in a deep breath before letting it all out.

“Slade forced me to mate when I came of age. You had already been gone by the time that Parker found his way to the pack, but he isn’t a good man. He isn’t a good wolf. And then we came here because you said we would be safe and accepted, and now I’ve found my true mate. And I don’t have a clue what I should do.” Sighing, I rest my head in my hands. The migraine I will definitely have later already forming at the base of my skull.

“What?” she yells.

Footsteps can be heard from deeper in the house before a large male appears at Peyton’s side. His hands are all over her face and body, looking for the cause of her distress. When he finds nothing, he finally scans the surrounding area before his gaze lands on me. His gaze narrows and my wolf wants nothing more than to submit and bare my throat to the man who is clearly my new Alpha.

“Stop that, Caine. Talon didn’t do anything wrong. I was just shocked by some news she shared with me.” Peyton pushes at his chest. “Go and be domineering somewhere else. This is girl talk.”

“Are you sure, my moon?” He cups her face gently in hands that I am sure are capable of immense violence.

Her face softens as she smiles up at him before placing a kiss on his scruffy jaw.

“Yes, my love,” she replies, and the moment feels way too personal for me to witness.

About the Author:

Born and raised in South Africa. Currently living in Kathu, Northern Cape which is located in the Green Kalahari.  Mother to a sassy thirteen-year-old.  Wife to a local businessman and local MC member.  Mommy to three beautiful dogs (fox terrier, Rottweiler, and American red-nosed pitbull).  I started reading at an early age and never really stopped.

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Book Blitz: ‘His Refused Mate’ by Jade Marshall

Title: His Refused Mate

Series: Katu Wolves Book 1

Author: Jade Marshall

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: Paranormal Shifter Romance

About the Book:

Peyton has had her world shattered, and has closed herself off from the world. She works, reads, and lets her wolf run free.
Nothing more, nothing less.

Caine is the Alpha of the Katu pack. He takes care of everyone and always has the interest of the pack at heart. But he longs to find his true mate.
Watching everyone find their happiness, while he waits has left him jaded.

But a chance encounter could change both of their lives.
Can Caine convince Peyton to take a chance?
Is Peyton willing to open her heart after the pain she has experienced?

And what happens when outside forces place even more pressure on them?
Only time will tell…

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Excerpt:

Deciding to go for a swim before I shift to my wolf, I get undressed, fold my clothes neatly and place the pile, along with my shoes, behind a tree. Slowly I wade in, enjoying the coolness of the water against my skin. I feel overheated and my skin feels stretched tight over my bones. It has been that way since I got here, and I can’t explain it. I have the most vivid dreams about a man whose face I can’t see no matter how hard I try, and more often than not I wake up with my breasts feeling heavy and an intense ache between my legs.

Dipping my head beneath the water, I clear my mind and take a deep breath as I reemerge. Pushing my hair back, I stare up at the stars and thank the goddess again that I am finally free.

A sound to my left startles me, drawing my attention. Emerging from the treeline is the largest black wolf I have ever seen. I don’t move, afraid to even breathe. I may be able to defend myself against a would-be human attacker, but a wolf, especially one this size, is not something I would ever take on.

Slowly he pads forward before lying down in front of the pool, resting his head on his front paws, his yellow eyes watching me intently. As the fear starts to dim—because he clearly isn’t intent on attacking me—a new scent assaults my senses. Dark and rich, like freshly made coffee. When it hits me, I am transported back to my dreams. Instantly my nipples pebble harder than they already are, my breasts starting to feel heavy, and the throbbing between my legs returns. The arousal is so intense that my knees threaten to buckle.

The black wolf whines before crawling closer on his belly. Even in wolf form, his gaze appears pained. But as I take another deep breath of fresh air, catching the strong scent again, I remember. I remember the last time a smell affected me this way, turned me inside out. I remember the pain that followed once I was rejected. The humiliation of not being good enough for the mate the goddess chose for me.

But it isn’t possible. I have only heard stories of wolves finding a second mate, old wives tales that very few put any stock in. I don’t know anyone who has ever experienced it.

“What do you want?” I question.

Slowly, he starts to shift back to human form. I watch in amazement as the most beautiful man I have ever seen appears before me. If I ever thought that Slade was attractive, I knew nothing. The man before me is gorgeous, with dark hair and a chiseled jaw with a little scruff. Broad shoulders lead down to an expansive chest with beautiful artwork tattooed over his arms. My gaze skims over a perfectly defined abdomen with a V indent beside the hip I have the sudden urge to lick, down to an impressive cock. A fully erect cock.

He stands perfectly still as I take my fill of his physique, but as I stare at him, his cock twitches. As part of the shifter community, I am used to nudity. I have seen my fair share of naked men and cocks in all shapes and sizes, but never in my nineteen years have I felt the urge to get down on my knees, naked, and present myself to a male.

I may be a virgin, but I am not some simpering idiot. Since my humiliation at the hands of my former mate, I have educated myself. I watch porn. I masturbate. I may never have had sex, but I do know the mechanics of it.

“What do you want?” I demand again, straightening my shoulders.

“My mate,” he snaps in return.

About the Author:

Born and raised in South Africa. Currently living in Kathu, Northern Cape which is located in the Green Kalahari.  Mother to a sassy thirteen-year-old.  Wife to a local businessman and local MC member.  Mommy to three beautiful dogs (fox terrier, Rottweiler, and American red-nosed pitbull).  I started reading at an early age and never really stopped.

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