Wednesday, December 14, 2011

YA paranormal romance author Charlotte Blackwell's Embrace series!

Forbidden Embrace (Embrace #2)Forbidden Embrace by Charlotte Blackwell My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book picks up where the first one, Immortal Embrace, left off. It is about a family of vampires who have become a family as they learn how to live their lives after being embraced. Her newest sister is Danika, who is learning to survive and trying to find herself as a fledgling vampire and makes the normal mistakes of a teenager, but who lives in a much more dangerous environment--so her mistakes are much more costly. Sophia was suspicious of her from the start, but through Sophia, the reader begins to understand her too. I love the sweet romance between Sophia Pierce and her boyfriend, Nathan. It is packed with wonderful interactions between several of her friends and family as they survive a mortal world and dangerous vampires who hunt and feed on humans. Throw in two powerful witches who are the decendants of the witch who first helped this family of vampires, one guardian angel who must earn his wings through death, and you have a page turning novel you can't put down. I highly recommend this series to young adults and adults alike. Anyone who loves fantasy and paranormal will enjoy reading Charlotte Blackwell's paranormal Embrace series. So far I love this series, love Forbidden Embrace, and I was quick to start reading Mystc Embrace. I give it five stars. View all my reviews

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

See Patti Robert's newest release!!


Here you will see the return of Abaddon and a host of his most evil consorts...  Juliette continues to narrate the story from where Paradox - The Angels Are Here, left off... Two Worlds. One Ancient... still reeling from the ravages of a War that still threatens the lives of millions. A World where powerful Beings from Ancient Civilizations still rule. A Realm Where Gods, Angels, Myths and Magic still exists. And One New... Grace is not a little girl anymore! And as a teenager, Grace’s visions become more frequent, urgent, torturing her life further still. The answers she hopes to find in her visions only leave her asking more questions... Who is Juliette?  When the charismatic Damon Draco begins to take an interest in Grace, it doesn’t take long before Grace falls for his alluring charm. A charm she doesn't quite understand.  However, when Riley Rivers turns up in Grace's class one day, she starts to question the feelings she has for Damon.  Then death comes knocking...and when three of Grace’s school friends are found burned to death, and their parents die in a fatal car accident that same weekend, some start to wonder if it really was just a coincidence, or a contrived plan to wipe out an entire family?  And if so, why, and by whom? And more importantly, will evil strike again?  You can bet your soul on it!


See my review later this month!:)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Romancing Olive




Romancing Olive . . . 1891 . . . Spinster librarian, Olive Wilkins, is shocked to learn of her brother’s violent death at a saloon gaming table. Compelled to rescue and raise his children, Olive travels to Ohio, intending to return to her Philadelphia home with her niece and nephew. Little does she know that the children have come to love their caretaker, widower Jacob Butler. Will Olive return home without them or learn to love Jacob as well?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Charlotte Blackwell's newest release, Mystic Embrace!


Ebony Triggs and her sister have accepted their birthright to be the magnificent ones, protectors of the innocent. They have been working on improving their magickal powers with the help of close friends the Pierce family. Ebony and Eliza have been working hard, with one common goal in mind, destroying the demon that killed their parents sixteen years ago. Will they ever find him and succeed at destroying him or will fighting evil become a daily occurrence for the sisters?

Entering her senior year of high school, Ebony already has more than most teens on her plate, but when things continue to change in her life she must rely on her immortal friends, the Pierce’s to help get her through. Ebony and her boyfriend Matt like most teens are looking at the future and what will happen after life in high school. But when plans change will they be faced with even bigger issues?

Ebony soon realizes that the Pierce’s and her close friends will need her as much as she needs them. She thought learning of her mystical powers was the greatest test of her life, but it was only just the beginning.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Immortal Embrace, by Charlotte Blackwell, is a must read!

Immortal Embrace (Embrace, #1)Immortal Embrace by Charlotte Blackwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Immortal Embrace is a delightful read! Charlotte Blackwell spins a terrific story, building intrigue in layers that keeps you turning the pages for more. In the past I have been turned off of most vampire novels, but Charlotte has completely won me over, and I am now seeking out other vampire stories.

Sophia Pierce is a young woman who was turned, or embraced, and has learned to live as a vampire through those who have become her family. She meets a young man, and the story takes off in a wonderful romance with lots of mystery and magic to make this one of the more enjoyable reads I've picked up in awhile..

Charlotte does an excellent job of building suspence. The depth of Sophia Pierce, her background, and the level of vampire mythology and magic, as well as the characters, pulled me in, and before I knew it I was so hooked I couldn't let it go, had to continue right on into the next novel of this series--and come back later to write this review:) I thoroughly enjoyed Immortal Embrace and highly recommend it to adult paranormal lovers and ya paranormal lovers alike. I gave this novel 5 stars.--a must read!

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Friday, November 25, 2011

A great read!

Deception(LS, #2)Deception by Kelvin O'Ralph
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love paranormal novels and really enjoyed the paranormal elements and the magical elements of LS Deception. I found the first one, LS The Beginning, left me with questions and this one answered those questions but also opened the door to yet more possibilities and mystery, and I love the intensity between the characters.

If I could have one thing, I would love to see more of what is going on deep inside Stephen. His cousin is like quicksilver, but I won't give anything away:) Let's just say she is and intriguing. I enjoyed this book, gave it four stars for a must read and highly recommend it to YA and adults alike.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


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This year I am thankful for my soft place to land, even though he had absolutely no reason to do so, and even though his fears would make it difficult, it is a roof over my head, and for that I am truly thankful. I am thankful for my family for putting up with me this year. It was the most difficult year of my life, and that is saying alot. I've lived through things I shouldn't have survived.

I'm thankful to my children. I know I've worried you. I'm especially thankful to my youngest son for not letting the fact that I pretty much went off the deep end this year scare him into avoiding me. It only takes a little bit of crazy to scare the hell out of people. And you're pretty fearless and stayed right by my side. You would always try to be there, even when I was at my worse and I'm sure you would have liked to be just about anywhere else. And to my my oldest son, you are always so very kind to me. And my daughter, you were willing to do a very difficult thing for me. And to my middle son, I will always love you, and I do not blame you for how angry you are with me right now. Everyone of us has a right to how we feel. I will not try to censor or control yours. I love you all. I know you have not understood some of my choices. Sometimes I don't understand them either. But I always feel our Great Mother watching over us. And I always come out stronger.

I'm thankful for all my angels and guides for brining me through my dark night of my soul. I see the light of day, now, and I'm thankful I've survived. I'm thankful to myself for having the strength to reach for life, even when all I wanted to do was quit and cease to exist. I'm thankful for the wisdom to know I would be glad I made it through, even when I was screaming in my car so no one else would know. I'm especially thankful for my friends for reaching out when I most needed it and trying to help me through. I will never forget it. 

I love you all so much. I'm thankful to my fans. Manyof my friends and family helped to save my life. But writing saved my sanity. I threw myself into my writing and my blogs. It took up all my time and provided a chance to heal. It also gave me a place to express myself in creative and healing ways. Her Broken Wings Could Fly is allowings me to do so with a out censor. Thank you for putting up with me when I hit a wall and didn't update my blogs:) You all are the greatest. 

 Most of all I'm thankful for the divine--How could anyone ever question all the help we truly get. It is the reason we make it through. It's in the soft petal of a flower, the sun's rays upon the damp earth, the ocean's waves upon the sandy beach, and the crest of the mountain top. We are loved. May we always have some place inside that knows it, even when we're in our darkest hour. And so I say I'm grateful mother. I am your daughter, and I am grateful mother. And I love you so.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Win Charlotte Blackwell's Embrace Series!


Sophia Pierce has suffered since her brother left, and is unsure if she will ever get over it. That is until her family decided to move to Wenham, Massachusetts. Her and her siblings have been ordered to protect their little sister, and must return to High school. This is where Sophia finds her soul mate Nathanial and life as she knows it is about to change. As a vampire, Sophia has always kept to herself, but as a high school student will she learn to step out of her comfort zone a little? Sophia has found a best friend in a powerful witch and a love to call her own. That is until something tragic happens and blood is spilled. Will Sophia be ableu to resist the sweet scent of her beloved’s blood? This is Sophia’s story, a story of a girl who finds herself, love and everlasting friendship. The excitement of this story wraps mortals, vampires, witches, and shape shifters all into a romantic tale of young love, friendship, the meaning of family. The story of a girl who tries to finds herself when she thought it was all lost.
Just when Sophia Pierce thinks her eternal life will be happy and peaceful, something else happens to turn it upside down. With rogue vampire approaching the town she has learned to call home, the Pierce family must prepare for battle. With some magickal help will they be able to save Wenham? Even more trouble arises when Danika, the newest vampire of the family decides this might not be the right place for her. The Pierce family has already lost one love, Caspian, when he felt he was no longer worthy of their family name. Will Danika follow his footsteps and will he be able to save her from a fate far worse than his own? 









Ebony Triggs and her sister have accepted their birthright to be the magnificent ones, protectors of the innocent. They have been working on improving their magickal powers with the help of close friends the Pierce family. Ebony and Eliza have been working hard, with one common goal in mind, destroying the demon that killed their parents sixteen years ago. Will they ever find him and succeed at destroying him or will fighting evil become a daily occurrence for the sisters? Entering her senior year of high school, Ebony already has more than most teens on her plate, but when things continue to change in her life she must rely on her immortal friends, the Pierce’s to help get her through. Ebony and her boyfriend Matt like most teens are looking at the future and what will happen after life in high school. But when plans change will they be faced with even bigger issues? Ebony soon realizes that the Pierce’s and her close friends will need her as much as she needs them. She thought learning of her mystical powers was the greatest test of her life, but it was only just the beginning. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

See this review at Bitten By Paranormal Romance

Review Doorway of the Triquetra by Lenore Wolfe

Title: Doorway of the Triquetra (Children of the Atlantis) Author: Lenore Wolfe Source: Requested Review Genre: Urban Fantasy Format: eNovella, 92 pgs Release Date: June 12, 2011
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When an ancient medallion is passed down to her, Mira is not happy to learn she is the next Jaguar Witch, bound by the blood of the Jaguar, to cross the doorway and learn the Way of the Stone. She must find the Doorway of the Triquetra, but each move she makes only leads her to a deeper mystery, where all of her past lives are bound--to four immortal men.
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a pack howl
Sexual -
Steamy
My Review: Note: We don't normally review urban fantasy here on Bitten but this was a special request and it kinda blurs the lines between paranormal romance and urban fantasy. What creative characters and an imaginative story line Wolfe has come up with! It is a delightful foray into the legends of Atlantis, King Arthur and the Faerie Kingdoms combined with past lives of the female lead. Jaguar shifters, a Starbourne, a master illusionist, a shaman, the fey, the Queen of Darkness, zombies, a medallion, a special doorway, a soul thief and a journey round out the story. Mira, the female lead, has always just known things and has been able to tell how people felt. She meets a jaguar shifter who, after almost giving her a heart attack, tells her she needs to go to Denver on a journey where four men will help her find the answers. She learns later all four are immortal and they had all loved one of her past life selves. And because these woman are still apart of her, all four are her soulmates. This is an urban fantasy story that flirts with being a paranormal romance. There are a couple of steamy scenes with the female lead and two of the four soulmates (individually, not a three-some). The other two soulmates are kinda left out in the cold. {grin} This could make a great full length novel by adding more to the exploration of the relationship with each soulmate and their interactions with each other. As it is, the main characters are mostly on the go trying to complete the journey all the while the main antagonist is hurling obstacles in their way. I enjoyed this story and I think urban fantasy and fantasy fans will like this as well.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

This story pulled me in from the start and wouldn't let me go....



Miranda's review Nov 10, 11 Read in October, 2011 I got this book as part of the Adopt an Indie event going on right now. This is the first work of Lenore Wolf that I have read and let me tell you I will be going back to check out what else she has available. This story pulled me in from the start and wouldn’t let me go till I had finished it. The way she weaves emotion throughout the book is very well done from the pain of losing loved ones, to the true hatred of those that took them. The strength of a woman determined to keep what is rightfully hers, to a love that comes on so fast and so strong it scares both involved. I loved how Amanda would do anything to keep what is hers. Her strength, determination, and faith in herself and her spiritual teachings. It is an inspiration to us all. I loved the weaving of romance, mystery, and intense spiritual belief that comes out of the pages. A great western romance, with a twist that pierces your heart. Amanda and Hawk are a couple you want to root for, though at times you want to shake one of them and say wake up, look right in front of you.http://authorlenorewolfe.blogspot.com


She would survive what few could and live to prove...her broken wings could fly....


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sons of the Dark Mother, The Fallen One

An ancient race and a prophesy fortells of four dark princes, the sons of the dark mother, who will rise up with a nation of old vamps to stop the rogue factions from ruling over mankind. Justice is the first in that prophesy, from the ancient Jaguar People. He is the Prince of Fire. Jess is one of the three sisters of the Jaguar witches who must help him to stop these factions of rogue vamps--or none of their lives will ever be the same
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YA fans, don't miss the YA version to be released the same day! Target ages 15-18!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Kergan Edwards-Stout's Songs of Depression



Songs for the New Depression

"Kergan Edwards-Stout infuses reality and hopefulness into a bittersweet story about compassion and personal growth. A distinctively entertaining novel written with moxie and bolstered by pitch-perfect perspectives." Kirkus Discoveries

Gabriel Travers knows he's dying; he just can't prove it. Despite his doctor's proclamations to the contrary and rumors of a promising new HIV drug cocktail, all it takes is one glance into the mirror to tell Gabe everything he needs to know. His ass, once the talk of West Hollywood, now looks suspiciously like a Shar-Pei, prompting even more talk around town.

Back in his 20's, life had been so easy. Caught up in the 1980's world of LOVE! MONEY! SEX!, Gabe thought he'd have it all. But every effort to better himself ended in self-sabotage, and every attempt at love left him with only a fake number, scrawled on a realtor's notepad.

The only happiness he could remember was in high school, where he'd met Keith, his first love. Only Keith had recognized the goodness within, and knew of the brutal attack Gabe had faced, the effects of which still rule his life today.

Now almost 40, and with the clock ticking, Gabe begins to finally peel back the layers and tackle his demons - with a little help from the music of the Divine Miss M and his mom's new wife, a country music-loving priest.

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"Kergan Edwards-Stout has crafted a work of fiction reminiscent of some classic tales in Songs for the New Depression. Even better, Edwards-Stout's debut boasts the kind of dark humor that made Augusten Burroughs a household name." Advocate.com

"Kergan Edwards-Stout's Songs for the New Depression is a bold reminder that life, especially in its most difficult moments, is worth living. His characters are real and poignant, his writing is magical, and his message is timeless. Life is at its most precious when we are faced with our own mortality. It is an important book." Charles Perez, author of Confessions of a Gay Anchorman and founder of the No Shame Project

"Songs for the New Depression carries you away on waves of humor and sadness as we follow the protagonist as he deals with his search for love, acceptance and his battle with AIDS. Far from being maudlin, it is extremely sensitive and ennobling. A fine work that will leave you wanting more." Robert Michael Morris, star of TV's The Comeback and author of An American Scrapbook

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Featured Authors of November!

To be Released

Mystic Embrace
Charlotte Blackwell







Paradox
The Angels Are Here
Patti Roberts








Realm of the Jaguar Witch

Lenore Wolfe

YA






Adult






Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Follow Friday

Welcome to the Feature & Follow

If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, myself of course and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Now to make this #FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger. If you are interested in becoming a Feature click on the drop down link above FEATURES > Feature & Follow Friday and get on the waiting list! It is also required, that if you participate you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) and the two Feature blogs.


Q: If you could have dinner with your favorite book character, who would you eat with and what would you serve?

James Mallory

Now for the Follow Fun!



To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  7. If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
Happy Follow Friday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Follow the Giveaways Wednesday!



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Keep your eye out for these exciting new series and be entered to win your pre-released  digital copies by following the blogs!





Three lucky people will win the first of my new series, Sons of the Dark Mother, book one, The Fallen One, to be released on ebook in January 2012!!

Dark Fantasy

To Be Released in January 2012!
Follow the Blog by email to get updates of this exciting new series sent directly to you and don't miss out on the Virtual Book Tour of this book coming up in December!
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YA PARANORMAL FANTASY

To be released in December 2011



To Be Released in February 2012!

Follow the Blog by email and you'll get all the new updates coming soon--along with the excerpt of the coming first soon! Don't miss the virtual book tour coming up in January!
 
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YA PARANORMAL FANTASY


 
 
Follow the Blog by email and you'll get all the new updates coming soon--along with the excerpt of the upcoming first chapter! Don't miss the virtual book tour coming up in January!
 
 
To be release in May 2012
 
 
Come follow these blogs and be entered for each one that you follow! Leave a comment and be entered again!! 





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Octobers Blog Hop
 

Halloween Hop!!:


Okay folks! We're wrapping up our hop for Halloween, but it's not too late to enter. We'll be going strong right up until midnight of Halloween!!. So we're going to have some fun this month!! We will be giving away a paranormal book every day this month. Sign up for this blog to be entered and drop me an email at lenorewolfe@gmail.com so that I know to enter you in the contest! Also, follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook to be entered. Join all the blogs on this list and be entered for each one entered. This is an honor system:) All you have to do is send me an email and let me know how many blogs you have followed, and that is how many times I will enter you in the contest!! There is no end to the number of times you can enter!

Leave a comment to be entered again!!


All winners will be announced on October 31!!





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B ooks in our Giveaway!!

A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends)


Dark Lake: An Allie Armington Mystery


Dark Warrior: To Tame a Wild Hawk (Dark. Cloth Series)

Paradox - The Angels Are Here

Doorway of the Triquetra (Children of the Atlantis)

Evolution of Insanity


The Superiors (Volume 1)


Shadow Cat (The Striped Ones)

I Loved You First


Offer leading up to the release of the second book in the series, 

Paradox - Progeny Of
Innocence.

Due for release in November 2011.



Two Worlds.  One Ancient - One
New.



How does a little girl reliving the brutal deaths
of others fit into this Ancient World - 

Where lives are bound by
blood - and nothing is as it seems?


A journey that leaves you wanting...

In a World where there are more questions
than answers.



 


A journey that leaves you wanting...

In a World where there are more questions
than answers.http://sonsofthedarkmother.blogspot.com




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