COVER REVEAL~ DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT~ NINA MASON

Today we’re unveiling the cover of Nina Mason’s Dark and Stormy Knight, book two in the author’s erotic paranormal Knights of Avalon series. Book one, Starry Knight, will be published by Lyrical/Kensington on August 4, with Dark and Stormy Knight to follow on January 5, 2016.
Here’s the cover for Dark and Stormy Knight:

Knights of Avalon, Book 2, releases January 5, 2016
and is now available for pre-order.

Here’s the blurb for Dark and Stormy Knight:


She’ll risk everything for their love—even her life.

Aspiring screenwriter Gwyn Morland is ready for her big break. That means securing the film rights to elusive author Lady Ruthven’s acclaimed novel—which means traveling to Scotland. It’s a trip timid Gwyn isn’t prepared for, and her fears seem justified when her tour bus careens over a cliff outside of Castle Glenarvon. But the plot thickens when Gwyn is rescued from the brink of death by a handsome and mysterious stranger…
Leith MacQuill is not only the writer behind Lady Ruthven’s novel, but a shape-shifting faery knight bearing a tragic curse: the woman he gives his heart to will die. Saving Gwyn proves to be a dangerous choice when he finds himself falling for her the longer she stays in the castle. Not even his usual BDSM role-playing games are enough to thwart the intense desire they feel for each other. But to stay together, Gwyn and Leith must embark on a dangerous mission into Avalon, the realm of the faeries.
Will their love be strong enough to conquer the curse? Or will Gwyn’s new life be stolen from her before it’s even begun?
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In case you missed it, here’s the cover and blurb for Starry Knight, book one in The Knights of Avalon series:

Starry Knight releases August 4
and is available now for pre-order.

Can these star-crossed lovers bridge two worlds?

British aristocrat Vanessa Bentley has beauty, fame, and fortune, but she gets no respect for her decision to become a paranormal investigator. Determined to prove the naysayers wrong, Vanessa ventures to the misty moors of Caithness, Scotland. There stands the immense Castle Barrogill, where a vampire is rumored to be stalking the dungeons—a vampire Vanessa is determined to find.
She just has to get past the resident shape-shifter…
Callum Lyon is the gorgeous reclusive astrologer and faery knight who owns the castle. For free-spirited Vanessa, seducing him proves to be easy. After all, he was once a breeding drone to a Queen. But astrologically, their differences are harder to overcome. Will Vanessa’s mission—and Callum’s secrets—be more than their burgeoning love can take? Or will flesh—and blood—win over the ghosts that haunt them both? ….

Here’s the trailer for Starry Knight:

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RELEASE DAY! SCANDALOUS INTENTIONS~ AMANDA MARIEL…with #Review

HAPPY RELEASE DAY…

AMANDA MARIEL

SCANDALOUS INTENTIONS

{Ladies and Scoundrels, Book 2}

When faced with losing his inheritance, notorious rake Lord Julian Luvington sets his sights on Lady Sarah. She’s as respectable as they come—just what his father ordered. However, the lady shall not be easily won.
She’s determined to marry for love or not at all, and she’ll do anything to obtain the freedom granted to men. A blackguard like Lord Luvington could destroy her hard-won reputation, but marriage to him also offers her the opportunities she can’t achieve on her own. What’s a lady to do?
When Lord Luvington refuses to abandon his pursuit, Lady Sarah proposes an arrangement. Only, the price may be more than either bargained for. Lady Sarah could lose more than her social standing, and Julian could lose his heart.

Series: Ladies and Scoundrels (Book 2)

  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Three Worlds Press, an imprint of Three Worlds Productions, LLC (June 18, 2015)
  • Publication Date: June 18, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00YTETKJ0

Buy Links:

 

 

Amazon UK:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scandalous-Intentions-Ladies-Scoundrels-Book-ebook/dp/B00YTETKJ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433532781&sr=8-1&keywords=scandalous+intentions

Kobo:

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All Romance:

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If you have not read Scandalous Endeavors, it is still available for $ . 99, please check it out!

Available in both digital and paperback!

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Scandalous-Endeavors-Amanda-Mariel-ebook/dp/B00QH0PGNS/ref=pd_sim_351_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0WVTGRD69RM90JSHBJ5X

 

 

Barnes & Nobles:

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And other fine retailers!

Meet Amanda Mariel…

Amanda Mariel

Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. Her hobbies include reading, writing, crocheting, traveling, photography, and spending time with her family. Some of Amanda Mariel’s favorite places in the continental U.S. are Harper’s Ferry West Virginia and Sea Brook New Hampshire. She loves the history that surrounds them and visits them every chance she gets.

Amanda Mariel lives along the Lake Huron shore line in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long standing love affair with sugary junk food.

Website: http://amandamarieauthor.wix.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAmandaMarie1

Tsu: https://www.tsu.co/AmandaMarielAuthor

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AmandaMarieAuth

MY THOUGHTS:

Scandalous Intentions (Ladies and Scoundrels #2)

SCANDALOUS INTENTIONS by Amanda Mariel is another fantastic Victorian Historical Romance. Book 2 in the highly anticipated “Ladies and Scoundrels” and another hit. Stand alone title, but I would suggest reading “Scandalous Endeavors”, for it is such an awesome read as well.

If you enjoy a sexy, naughty and notorious Rake and a Lady looking for love, passion, and romance, than you have picked up the right title for you reading pleasure. Witty banter,charming characters, love and an interfering parent makes “Scandalous Intentions” a must read! Oh, passionate kisses and an inheritance is an absolute, in this scandalous tale of romance, good intentions and love.

I loved Lord Julian Luvington and Lady Sarah, the way they interacted and how they find their HEA though everything, including secrets and interference from other characters. An absolute must read! A delight from the first page to the last page. I would highly recommend reading “Scandalous Intentions” for your summer reading pleasure, you will not regret your choice. Delightful, passionate, compelling and intriguing, are a few of the adjectives that comes to mind. If you enjoy Victorian England, charming, engaging characters, and intriguing and an interesting storyline, than do pick up “Scandalous Intentions”. Ms. Mariel is an amazing storyteller, one who draws her reader into her stories and holds them in awe. I absolutely loved this fast paced, scandalous romance. Well done! I look forward to her next installment into this exciting series, “Ladies and Scoundrels”.

*Received for an hones review from the author*
**Cross-posted on My Book Addiction and More dot com**

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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WICKED WEDNESDAY BLOG TOUR~ HER RELUCTANT GROOM~ ROSE GORDON…with #Rafflecopter Giveaway

Her Reluctant Groom
Groom Series, Book 2

Her reluctant groom

Marcus Sinclair, sixteenth Earl of Sinclair, has lived the last thirteen years as a recluse following an accident that left him heavily scarred. Though a recluse, Marcus has still managed to fall in love. The problem? The woman he’s taken with is none other than the sister of the lady he was once betrothed to!

Emma Green has fancied herself in love with Marcus since she was barely out of leading strings and he taught her how to fish. Neither her sister’s engagement to him, nor the accident that left him disfigured has altered those feelings. But that matters naught. Why would he ever be interested in the younger sister of the lady who ruined his life?

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Excerpt

Her reluctant groom

Emma hadn’t paid much attention to where Marcus had gotten the book he’d shown her, but she’d been paying attention when he put it back. She was seven-and-twenty, well past the blushing debutante age, and she was curious. So why not satisfy her curiosity? She knew if anyone, especially Marcus, were to ever know what she was doing; they’d be shocked to the core. But nobody would find out. She’d just flip through the book to see the pictures, then put it back.
She took her first tentative step and winced. Her leg hurt. Badly. She widened her stance and took another step, taking care not to let her legs rub together as she padded over to the box he’d put that naughty book in, then frowned. He’d locked it! Her eyes quickly scanned the shelves and the vanity for the key. She didn’t see it anywhere. She sighed and reached up to her hair. She’d used a hairpin to pick a lock before; she just have to do it again. Pulling out a pin from the top so as not to compromise her entire coiffure, she bent the pin to make it straight and jabbed the end into the keyhole. She jiggled the pin for a second and smiled when the click of the lock broke the silence.
Her reluctant groomFor good measure, she threw a glance over her shoulder before opening the lid. “Lady Bird’s Ladybird Memoir,” she read aloud. She hadn’t caught the title earlier. The shock over Marcus even owning a book with naked pictures was too much for her to care about such a trivial matter as that. Then Emma knit her brows. There wasn’t a single mention of a LadyBirdin all of Debrett’s. And she’d know—she’d memorized the entire dratted thing, after all. Not to mention the fact that she’d spent countless Seasons in London without ever encountering a single mention of such a person. Who was this Lady Bird?
No matter. She carried her treasure back to the bed. Careful to climb in so she wouldn’t bump that extremely painful cut on her leg; she adjusted the covers and ran her fingers over the lettering on the front. Nervous excitement raced through her. Taking a breath, she opened the cover and used the tip of her index finger to flip past the first few pages. She got to the table of contents page and blinked. “’Chapter One, The Differences Between a Lord and Lady’. I’d sure hope she’d know the difference,” Emma muttered, dropping her eyes down to the title for Chapter Four. “Hmm, ‘A Man Versus a “Gentle”man’. Interesting.”
Impatiently, she flipped the page to chapter one and thought her eyes might pop out as she started reading. The author of this book had written real stories about her lovers, using enough hints for just about anyone to recognize who she was talking about.
Emma devoured the first page, and then the second, followed by the third and fourth. Before she knew it, she was sprawled out face-down on the bed, face flushed, heart racing, nearing the end of the fifth chapter. When she’d first started, she’d occasionally glanced at the clock that hung just above Marcus’ vanity to make sure it wasn’t nearing dinner and she wasn’t about to be interrupted. Now she was too enthralled to care.
Her reluctant groomTaking a quick break, she put her finger in the book to mark her page and flipped through the rest to see how much further she had. She sighed. There was too much there to read in an hour’s time. She’d have to get as far as she could today and sneak it back out again later.
Keeping her place marked, she went to that page Marcus had shown her earlier. The night Gregory had decided to show up naked in her bed was not the first time she’d seen him naked. Thankfully, it was the last. As a double reason to rejoice, she hadn’t actually seen that specific part of him that night. It was either covered by the sheets or his hands after she kneed him. However, she hadn’t been so lucky a few months back when his robe “accidentally” came untied just as he entered her room to ask if she’d like him to stoke the fire. She cringed. For years she’d had to endure his subtle hints and uncomfortable innuendo. It wasn’t until about five months ago he’d become more bold with his advances.
Pushing the image of Gregory and his unattractive body out of her mind, she looked down at the drawing of the man in the back of the book. Perhaps Marcus had been right. From the five chapters she’d read, “Lady Bird”, who Emma was convinced now more than before was a fictional name, had described in detail many male members. Some long, some short, some thin, some wide, all different. She blushed. These were not thoughts for proper young ladies. Then again, neither was reading such a scandalous book. She sighed. She was an old spinster governess now. She’d never have a chance to be with a man anyway, so what was the harm in reading the book? Nobody would know, and after she finished, she’d just put it back and pretend to be the naive girl everyone thought her to be.
Her reluctant groomCuriosity urged her to flip back a few pages and look at all the pictures. She’d read enough stories to have an idea of what she’d find. Just as her finger grabbed hold of the paper and had it nearly flipped back, two sharp knocks sounded at the door.
“Don’t come in!” She didn’t know how long she could keep her guest outside and dared not take a chance walking across the room to return the book. Instead, she crawled up to the head of the bed, shoved the book behind the mountain of pillows, then turned around and sat with her back leaning against the pillows. “All right, you may come in now.”
The door opened and a frowning Marcus walked in. “What were you doing in here that I had to wait in the hall?”
“Getting dressed,” she said airily.
He blinked. “You seem to be wearing the same thing you had on when I left.”
Emma grabbed the edges of the robe and held them closed, trying in vain to scowl at him. “Not that it’s your concern, but I had my robe off,” she lied.
Nodding, Marcus took a seat in an empty chair. His face looked slightly pink and every time he looked in her direction, he’d shift and jerk his eyes away.
“Did you come in here for a reason?” she asked after he fidgeted in his chair for a few minutes.
“I wanted to talk to you about earlier. Emma, I was only trying to take care of you. I didn’t mean to—”
“I know,” she cut in. “It’s of no account. I was embarrassed then, but I’m not now.”

Meet Rose Gordon…

Rose current bio picture

USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning Author of more than a dozen unusually unusual historical romances that have been known to include scarred heroes, feisty heroines, marriage-producing scandals, far too much scheming, naughty literature and always a sweet happily-ever-after.

When not escaping to another world via reading or writing a book, she spends her time chasing two young boys around the house, being hunted by wild animals, or sitting on the swing in the backyard where she has to use her arms as shields to deflect projectiles AKA: balls, water balloons, sticks, pinecones, and anything else one of them picks up to hurl at his brother who just happens to be hiding behind her.

USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Author of historical romance with a humorous twist…

Visit me online!

Website ~*~ Blog ~*~ Facebook

Website – http://www.rosegordon.net/

Blog – https://rosesromanceramblings.wordpress.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rose-Gordon-historical-romance-author/178033968907233

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RELEASE WEEK~ LAUREN DANE~ OPENING UP…with #Review

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, releases her hot new…

OPENING UP

{Ink & Chrome}

LAUREN DANE

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OPENING UP by Lauren Dane (June 16, 2015; Forever Trade Paperback; Ink & Chrome: Book #1)

The men of Twisted Steel are great with their hands. And they’re not afraid to get dirty.
Asa Barrons is never lonely for long. Co-owner of the Twisted Steel custom motorcycle shop, he works hard and plays harder. But he never allows his after-hours affairs to interfere with businessuntil he meets racing royalty PJ Colman. While the blue-eyed blonde is all princess on the outside, on the inside Asa can see that this woman is ready to take a walk on the wild side.

PJ knows trouble when she sees it, and Asa is the complete package: fast bike, killer ink, and a sinfully sexy smile that has her imagining things nice girls never do. She talks her way onto the Twisted Steel team to prove her painting skill, and soon learns that Asa is eager to show off some skills of his own.

With the help of Asa’s expert touch, PJ is initiated into a world of wicked desire. No limits. No inhibitions. No turning back. But as perfect as their passion seems, a new challenge awaits, forcing them to ask just how far they are willing to go . . .

 

Available at: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | GooglePlay | Kobo | BAM

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About the author:

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The story goes like this: While on pregnancy bed rest, Lauren Dane had plenty of down time, so her husband took her comments about “giving that writing thing a serious go” to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it. Today, Lauren is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 novels and novellas across several genres.

Social links:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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MY THOUGHTS:

OPENING UP by Lauren Dane is an exciting Erotica Contemporary Romance.  Book 1 in her newest release “Ink & Chrome” series. Which, is going to be one hot new series, I predict.

The world of custom cars and motorcycles, never looked so good. If you enjoy your heroes tatted, pierced and sexy as all get out, than look no further, here comes Asa Barrons. Looking for a feisty, wisecracking, passionate, heroine  with an independent spirit to compliment Asa, look no further, enter, PJ Colman.  Together, the two have  a combustible chemistry that burns up the pages of “Opening Up”.

But wait, there is even more to this story. It is emotionally charged on so many levels, with complex characters, hot, steamy sex scenes, and the  men of the Twisted-Steel Motorcycle Shop.

Emotionally mature characters, bring so much more to this story than just sex and fun. The secondary characters are a must, I can’t wait for the stories to come to life.

“Opening Up” is an emotional, gripping but funny and passionate story. A sure in for any fans of Lauren Dane, Erotica Romance, and fans of passionate romances. Well done, Ms. Dane. I truly look forward to the next installment of the “Ink & Chrome” series.

*Received for an honest review from the publishing via Net Galley*

Rating: 4.5

Heat Rating: Wild Ride

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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