New Release: It’s a hot one from Rebecca Airies!

Chelsea Ash healed plants, but she can’t fix her own problems. Alexander Woods, a gorgeous, new deputy in town and her boyfriend, refuses talk about part of his past, leaving her wondering what he’s hiding. On top of that, a stalker is sending her creepy gifts and stealing her sense of safety.

Alexander is building a new life in Alden Glen. He wants a home after years of hunting the tainted. Chelsea is sexy, sweet and the sensual hunger explodes between them. He’s not walking away from her. Even as they untangle the mess of their relationship, the stalker escalates his attacks. Alex will have to use all his skills to protect Chelsea and claim the future he’s always wanted.

Content Note: This book contains scorching sex scenes and adult language. It’s intended for Adults 18 and over.

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Excerpt:

“Come on, Chelsea. Let’s get you inside.” Alex opened her car door.

She’d been so lost in her thoughts about his yard that she hadn’t even realized he’d gotten out of the car. With a sigh, she turned and let him help her out of the car. She strolled along the path to the side entrance along with Alex. The side entrance opened into his large kitchen.

She’d dreamed of kitchen like this. Dark gray granite topped the counters. What really made her envious though was the cabinet space. All those gorgeous light oak cupboards and she knew for a fact most of them were empty.

He locked the door behind them. She continued pacing forward. Alex snagged her wrist before she moved out of reach. She glanced back at him. His eyes glittered with hunger and tension.

His hand tightened. He tugged her close. She stepped willingly up to him. His arms wrapped around her, strong and secure. She leaned into him and savored the solid press of his body. With a sigh, she relaxed into the sanctuary offered in his embrace.

He held her tight against him for a moment, before he lifted her off her feet and kissed her. One of his arms slipped under her ass, holding her up as his other hand skimmed up and down her back.

Her mouth opened to the thrust of his tongue against her lips. She delighted in the touch. Her body heated. She wanted him right here.

About the Author

Rebecca Airies writes paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi/futuristic romance. She loves reading, writing, crafting, a good cup of tea, chocolate and snuggly kitties. She’s been writing stories since she was in her teens, at first trying to get over that elusive hump and finish a story. She loves creating new worlds, especially anything paranormal and fantasy related. You can usually find her working on multiple WIP at a time and she likes nothing more than losing herself in those worlds and characters.

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Fantasy Book Spotlight: Vegas then Rome

In 2045, twenty-one-year-old atheist Nate is transported back 2,000 years in time to ancient Rome. Sold into slavery, he finds famous figures and events are occurring outside their timelines, his mobile phone maintains a connection to a future where time is running fifty times faster than the past, and in the sky are small statured people flying on shields of crystal, the Leluuwahn.

Nate is determined to catch a girl who is far above his new social station, and he will need social connections, wealth and freedom to win her.

Leluuwahn elders, who transported the atheist through time, are determined that he will perform the will of God.

If Nate fails in his personal aims, he could remain a slave for life. If he fails to embrace God’s will, he could be damned to hell for eternity.

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Vegas the Rome is the first book in a four part series. Below is a brief blurb for the second book, The Hand of Lucifer, to be released in Jan/Feb 2015.

If you could save Christ from the cross, would you?

Nate travels to Judea where he meets Jesus and is given his first Holy task. But will the atheist accept it? He looks on Jesus as a man and a friend, a friend he does not want to lose.

Time Lines

Because the book operates across two timelines that are moving at different speeds, each chapter heading has the date for both ancient Rome and the future.

Speech Patterns

Characters from the future have a faster speech pattern; they will say for example wouldn’t, or couldn’t. Characters from the past have a more precise, slower speech pattern; they will say would not, or could not.

The Leluuwahn often finish their sentences with ‘yes’, and less often with ‘no’.

Nate’s – the main character – speech will change over time, not in the first book as the timeframe is too short, but over the course of the four planned books in the series. His simple, working class vocabulary will expand under the influence of the eloquent and articulate people that surround him. His intelligence shines through over time, although the rough edges of his upbringing are never completely polished away.

About the Author

I was in high school when The Hobbit gave me my first taste of fantasy novels. Years later, when on business in Sydney, I wandered into a book store and happened across a copy of The Lord of the Rings. The world of hobbits in LOTR rang a familiar bell. I purchased the book and have since read it so many times that the spine is falling apart, but none of the pages are dog eared.

Other epic fantasy series to capture my attention have been Dune, The Magician, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant and the Wheel of Time. I have also enjoyed reading the novels of Jackie Collins; the bitches and bastards, humour and relationships in her books have entertained millions.

And so I asked myself – what if I could massage the bitches and bastards and humour into a fantasy storyline? I would read that. The thought gave birth to the Sex, Blood and Glory series. I have enjoyed writing and reading it. The first book is complete, the second almost, and the third and forth have storylines drafted. I hope you enjoy them too.

I live about an hour north of Sydney, Australia. I use Elijah Wingnut as my pen name because the idea of a fictitious world written by a fictitious author appeals to me.

Review: The Capture blends sweet and erotic aspects of long-term love

The Capture is the latest Invitation to Eden story. It also happens to be part of Erika Wilde’s Marriage Diaries series, which follows Jillian and Dean as they rekindle their passion after twenty years of marriage. This story has some smoking hot scenes, like all the Invitation to Eden stories. There is a nice balance between playing out the couple’s sexual fantasy and seeing them as themselves. This is a quick read that is as sweet as it is erotic. I give it 4 cat kisses.

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You can also check out my reviews of some earlier offerings in the series here.

There isn’t much that Jillian Noble can resist when it comes to her sexy, gorgeous husband, Dean.  She’s become very independent in her daily life, but privately, behind closed doors, Jillian finds she loves submitting to her husband’s more dominant, erotic demands.

When Dean surprises her with an Invitation to Eden and promises to fulfill one of her secret fantasies, she can’t wait to find out what’s in store.  While on the mysterious island, she’s auctioned off to a rogue pirate and imprisoned as his slave. What he commands of her is shocking, but there is no denying this dark, forbidden stranger, or the exquisite pleasure that comes with her ultimate surrender.

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About the Author

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Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.

So, why the new pen name?

As Janelle Denison I’ve always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material on the spicier, kinkier side of romance. However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you’ll care about and fall in love with. That is always my goal, whether I’m writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories.

Currently, I’m working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage. The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian’s sizzling new relationship.

I’m also planning a spin-off series in the future, featuring the hot military men that work security for Dean at Noble and Associates. Sign up to receive my newsletter for updates and news!

Review: The Lillith Scroll blends history, mythology and fantasy

I really wanted to like The Lillith Scroll more than I did. The concept is fascinating. I love it when historic and factual information is combined with fantasy and romance, and the story of Lillith set in Scotland sounded like a true winner to me. I was thinking it might be something along the lines of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

However, this book didn’t quite meet my expectations, mostly because not much happened in it. The story is incredibly heavy with back story–to the point I often felt as if I were reading a collection of legends or folklore rather than a novel. In the first third of the book, pretty much all that happens in the present day is that Lillith is sitting in a Starbucks in Scotland drinking coffee, drawing in her journal, and noticing the presence of other immortals. The rest of the page time is her starting to remember fragments of her past and those other immortals taking position around her and remembering what happened to Lillith in the past. There are also a few times where, for whatever reason, scenes are set in the past. I’m not sure why that’s needed when there are already a good many characters telling us the history. Although the story may have felt more alive had this technique been used instead of putting so much of the back story into peoples’ memories. The remaining two thirds of the book, unfortunately, isn’t much lighter on the back story.

All this remembering from a lot of characters made it very difficult to keep track of the back story. In addition, it felt like different characters’ accounts contradicted each other in small ways (although this could just be my faulty memory). I had a lot of trouble following the timeline in both the past and the present. For instance, at one point Lillith goes to sleep. The next chapter is a recounting of her dream. The chapter after that she wakes up and it’s two weeks later. So did she dream for weeks one dream or was it over and over or what?

When I got to the cliffhanger end, I felt like I’d just spent hours reading something that could have been told in about one hour. I kept wishing that the story would have stayed more in Lillith’s POV and that I could’ve just learned the back story as she remembers it.

Still, I do think the mythology and world building make this an interesting book to a point. I am willing to check out the next in the series to see if the action picks up a little more and the story line becomes easier to follow. The writing style itself is clean and approachable. There are moments the descriptions of heavenly and earthly locations are poetically beautiful. This series definitely has a lot of potential. I give it three cat kisses.

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What if you discovered there was time before time began? What if everything you thought was true, was not? What if there was a beginning before, “In the beginning”? What if another story was unfolding within our time? A story steeped in loss, love, betrayal, and secrets?

On her twenty-third celebrated birthday, Lilith arrived in Scotland, following clues she had secretly collected about her past. Little did she know that her arrival at the Rosslyn Chapel would reignite one of  the oldest wars of all time- The Fall. Sides will be chosen, lives will be lost, and the secret kept all this time by the Illuminati will be exposed.

Welcome to Eden. The place where magic was born, trees are gateways to other realms, and Angels aren’t what you think they are. Meet Lilith. A young woman with an incredible story; one she isn’t supposed to know, much less tell. Meet Sam. A man with an unknown past and powers that rival Lilith’s.

Go back in time. Back to the garden. Experience the magic of creation, the wonder of nature, and the betrayal that destroyed it all.

“Did you sense the pain from within the child?” Declan asked.

“It was greater than anything I have ever experienced. What was done to her is unforgivable. Her strength in not giving into the Shade is unfathomable. Normally, I would say the child has much to learn, but in this case, I fear we have much to learn from her.” Alaric answered with reverence.

Turning toward the pool Declan responded, “Emzara will know what to do. I will call for her as well.”

Looking into the water, he saw the fair-skinned child lying at Adela’s feet, her long copper locks strewn across a perfectly round face. Declan, the great black unicorn, whispered, “Happy birthday, little one. We will find out who or what has awoken you. You will be safe. No harm shall befall you. This is my solemn vow.”

“It is time dear friend.”  A voice shook him from his thoughts.

The Dragon and Unicorn Knights cast spell after spell into the pool.  Runes in ancient languages long since forgotten began to glow on her skin weaving a glowing web of magic around the sleeping girl. A faint orange light caught the Unicorn Knight’s eye. Amongst the glowing runes on her body, a faint symbol appeared on her wrist. Adela watched as the sleeping girl accepted the magic from the knights — and strengthened it.

“She bears the mark of the Great Sacrifice. The myths are true. I knew she someone important when she came to the cave, but never in all these millennia did I think she was the Taken.” The Knights looked at one another as the reality of who the young girl’s identity became clear.

B.L. Marsh has been writing and telling stories her entire life.  She is a music teacher, guest lecturer and runs Master Classes.  Her academic research is focused on the L’homme arme tradition, the Dead Sea Scrolls, chant transmission in the Medieval and Renaissance, and Gnostic and Kabbalah history.  Her passion for spirituality, mythology and developing her relationship with God are parts of her Rule of Life.  In her reading of the Bible and other extra-biblical texts however, she began to daydream about the characters, about how life was back then, and how cool it would have been to walk in the Garden with God.  Her stories weave a new mythology revolving around Genesis.

When she is not writing or teaching, she spends her days hanging out with five of the coolest boys on the planet and at night can be found doing completely ridiculous things like reading Joseph Campbell and Jane Austin and watching the same 3 movies on TV.

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Review: Angel Crest series offers complex fantasy romance

The first two books in the Angel Crest series introduces a world where humans unknowingly live alongside Zoku, angel/human hybrids. Each book focuses on numerous story lines that ultimately converge as the novels progress. The opening scene in book one was a great premise.

This, however, is not a series for the faint of heart. There are a lot of characters to keep track of. Written in first person, the two books are told from more than ten different characters’ points of view. I’m not sure if it’s the first person POV or just the amount of characters that made it difficult for me to always keep track of who’s head I was in when as the complex story lines unfolded. Kudos to Ms. O’Neal for bringing all the different stories together, but I feel that some character development got lost along the way. I admit I prefer more character-driven books, but if you like high fantasy, you will probably enjoy this high fantasy/romance hybrid.

I found the writing style, particularly in the first book, to be a tad slow. There is a reliance on adverbs to tell us what or how a character does something instead of showing their actions or reactions. I found myself skimming a lot of book one. The second book showed definite growth in writing style, and I enjoyed it much more.

Overall these books delve into the good vs. evil dichotomy that is a staple of fantasy in an interesting way. I anticipate that as Ms. O’Neal continues to grow as a writer, this series will become ever-more intriguing. I give the series so far 3.5 cat kisses.

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Daniah is different, she always has been and now her dreams and visions of the future are increasing, she knows her life is changing. She just doesn’t know by how much…

Jaiden is different, but he knows why and he knows his responsibilities. He must find the saviour of his race, the angel human half-breeds who are fighting a war for humanity’s souls. If he can’t convince Daniah she is more than just a little different – she is the princess of their people – they are all going to die.

Unfortunately Daniah doesn’t have many reasons to trust Jaiden, especially when he is caught in a web of his own lies.

In a world where half-breed angels walk among us, fighting an evil for our souls, Daniah must find the strength to become the princess we all need.

Chelsea O’Neal has a unique voice in storytelling, threading the characters lives together intricately to give us a complex web of good versus evil in a world descending into chaos…


After Jaiden found Daniah in Juniper, they returned to Garnet City. Daniah is destined to become Queen of Zoku, a race of angel half-breeds who protect the humans from a soul-stealing evil. Now, Daniah is learning of her abilities and responsibilities as queen. Just as things seem to be going smoothly, a group of Zoku show up to help, led by an angel, Shelly.

Mallory has been on her own for most of her life, trying to protect and save those around her.  She is Toyek, and she’s been hiding in plain sight while fighting for her life. She is intent on finding her friend’s daughter, whatever it takes, when an innocent trip to the supermarket takes an interesting turn.

Orion has been hired to find a female and, as a Tracker, finding people is his specialty. He discovers much more than he was looking for when he runs into the beautiful Mallory. While pursuing both his target and the resistant Mallory, he finds himself fighting to defend Princess Daniah and the Zoku.

Can Orion and Mallory work together to help Daniah be the hope the Zoku so desperately need? Or will a few surprises and a tragedy be all it takes to break the united front of the Zoku fighting against the evil Meikal?

About the Author

Chelsea O’Neal lives in her fantasy world where people can fly, vampires could be real, money is never an issue, and the romantic meeting of your true love is a normal happening.  When not relaxing in Chelsea-ville, she enjoys talking with animals that talk back and taking long walks with her Prince Charming…

Actually Chelsea lives in the United States in Nebraska, where she was born and raised, with her black lab Daisey, who hasn’t spoken actual words, but she is pretty sure Daisey understands her. She is yet to meet her Prince Charming, though she is quite sure he is out there. Chelsea enjoys working in a library as well as a cosmetologist. She is an avid reader and writing has always been her passion. Zoku’s Hope is her second novel, and she is working on her next book now.