Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cover Reveal My Viking Vampire by Krystal Shannan

My Viking Vampire
Sanctuary, Texas
Krystal Shannan

Bailey Ross’ world is crumbling around her. Her abusive ex, a human, is closing in on her again, and to make matters worse, a new enemy, a djinn, is stalking her. This supernatural being takes great pleasure in human pain, something Bailey has in excess thanks to her ex. If she’s caught by either, she’s as good as dead.

Backed into a corner and desperate to escape, she does something she swore wouldn’t ever be possible again –trusting a man. And he’s a vampire.

Protection via the sexy vampire Erick Thorson may prove to be a little more than she bargained for. Sparks fly between them and she finds herself agreeing to more than just protection. Though he has promised not to let anyone harm her, the small west Texas town is more than it seems and he may not be able to make good on his vow no matter how hard he tries.

Will Sanctuary be the home Bailey longs for or will she have to die to find out?


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Meet the Author:

Krystal Shannan goes to sleep every night dreaming of mythical realms with werewolves, vampires, fae, and dragons. Occasional a fabulous, completely human story slips into the mix, but powers and abilities usually crop up without fail, twisting reality into whatever her mind can conceive.

As a child, her parents encouraged her interests in Ancient Greek and Roman mythology and all things historical and magickal. As an adult the interests only grew. She is a child of Neverland and refuses to ever stop believing in fairies.

She is guilty of indulging and being a Buffy the Vampire Slayer groupie as well as an Angel fan. For those of you unfamiliar with the world of Joss Whedon, you are missing out! She also makes sure to watch as many action and adventure movies as possible. The more exciting the better. Yippee-Ki-Yay..... If you don't know the end of that phrase, then you probably don't like the same movies.

She writes stories full of action, snark, magick, and heart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. But, for those looking for a magical ride, filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home.

Krystal Shannan
Putting Magick in Romance one Soul Mate at a Time.
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Review Hot Alpha Seals Anthology

THE KISS OF A SEAL by Award-winning Author Anne Elizabeth — Jessa Grainger’s world is rocked by the kiss of a SEAL, SO-1 Link Tyler. It wouldn’t be a problem for an ordinary person, but being a Navy Consultant working on the Amphibious Base as well as being engaged to a SWCC man make the situation very sticky. 

NIGHT WITH A SEAL (Hot SEALS #1) by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Cat Johnson — When navigating military red tape begins to present more challenges than the enemy, it makes SEAL Jon Rudnick question his future. So does Alison Cressly, the one woman he can’t get out of his head. 

HOT BAYOU SEAL by Award-winning author Cindy Dees — SEAL Ford Alambeaux is a busted up SEAL on his way out of the teams. Trina Zarkos is being tossed out of SEAL training like every other female candidate…until they’re thrown together on a way off-book mission to see if she can play with the big boys or not. 

DELTA: RETRIBUTION by USA Today bestselling author Cristin Harber — Fallen Navy SEAL and Titan Group’s Delta recruit Trace Reeves wants nothing more than a one-night stand to forget that his twin brother was killed-in-action. But when his one-time fling becomes his high value target, the lines blur between her rescue mission and saving himself. 

WATCH OVER ME (An Uncharted SEAL story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Delilah Devlin — Deke Warrick’s unsanctioned detail is to keep tabs on a congressman’s niece while she vacations in the Caribbean. He’s determined to keep his distance, from the beautiful Nicky Martir—until she’s snatched from their hotel room. 

SEAL'S OBSESSION (A Take No Prisoners story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elle James — Mission: Halt pirate activities off the coast of Honduras. SEAL TEAM 10's Jack Fischer goes undercover as a deck hand on a medical boat where he finds himself falling for the dedicated Dr. Natalie Rhoades. 

The SEAL (a Sex, Lies & Spies novella) by USA Today bestselling author Gennita Low — Mari Lords is tasked by her father to steal the seal that is an important clue in a round-the-world treasure hunt called The Game. When her opportunity comes during a party, she finds another kind of SEAL, Angel Marcello. 

UNBREAKABLE SEAL by USA Today bestselling author J.M. Madden — Maxwell Tate fights against a psychotic dream world, until he no longer knows what’s real. Lacey Adams knows she can’t save all of her cases, but can she salvage the unbreakable SEAL? 

MISTER BLACK A Billionaire SEAL Story, Part 1 (In the Shadows) by Award-winning author P.T. Michelle — He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer. I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant. When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter, stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk. 

STONE HARD SEAL by Award-winning author Sabrina York — When Ryder “Stone” Maddox’s meets Lily Wilson—a senator’s daughter who is definitely off-limits—he’s determined to keep his distance, despite her irresistible allure. But Lily has plans of her own…to put his heart of stone to the test. 

SEAL’S PROMISE by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Hamilton — Navy SEAL T.J. Talbot, SEAL Team 3's bad boy, makes a deathbed promise to protect and care for his fallen buddy's wife and child. The only problem is, she hates him. 

BREAKING TIES (a SEAL Team Heartbreakers story) by bestselling author Teresa Reasor — Navy SEAL Oliver Shaker is blindsided when he learns that not only does his wife, Selena, have a life-threatening illness, but she’s also pregnant, stretching their marriage to the breaking point.

My Review

All the books in this anthology, even if they are the first part of novella series or a complete story are great. I love when i can read a book and it be filled with all my favorite military romance authors plus some other authors who I have never read.  

The anthology as a whole has a little bit for everyone there are suspense, wounded warriors, erotic, series stories and yes heartbreaking stories also. Of course a couple of my favorites J.M Madden and Sharon Hamilton are in this anthology, I never have a bad thing to say about these ladies their books are also an auto buy for me. 

Gennita Low has the first part of her book The Seal... I loved it and was highly disappointed when I couldn't keep reading... I hate waiting for the next part of a story especially when it pulls it in.

I love Cindy Dees... I have never read any of her books before but I loved how she integrated a female SEAL into the antho. Tina and Ford where great together and I am excited to read more books by her. 

Anne Elisabeth and Cat Johnson's stories where both engaging and complete stories with some sizzling sex scenes... Thank you Anne I don't think I will workout in a gym without thinking about practice mats.

Cristin Harber, Sabrina York and Elle James all their stories have some form of action in it... that give the stories a real aspect which I really enjoyed. When chaos and gunfights can bring the hero and heroine together I enjoy the read even more. 

P.T Michelle's story is more of an erotic story and I truly look forward to reading more about Mr. Black. As the past connects with the present I can't wait to see what happens next. For me it was more a teaser for her story which i love and hate... as I wanted to keep reading.

Delilah Devlin has a way of writing feisty heroines who are not afraid of taking what they want. In this case a independent daughter of a Congressman meets harden SEAL who takes his job seriously. There is some seriously hot scenes in this book and not every female needs a male to save her.

Teresa Reasor is an author that will always have me crying at some part... her story is filled with heartbreaking news, tons of love, and show the give and pull that deployed families deal with. 

Overall this is a wonderful anthology and I can read it again and again.
I rate this book a 5 out of 5 Genie Lamps.
You can purchase this anthology for 99cents on Amazon Barnes & Noble

Review Taking Nicole by Krystal Shannan

The last thing Nicole Demakis remembers was getting in the car with Sarah's kidnapper and driving away. Now she faces the cold hard truth. The kidnapper, an agent of the Council, is her mate. But he refuses to claim her, and the Council may take everything away before she even has a chance to convince him to trust her.

Aaron Katsaros was ordered to deliver Nicole to her grandparents, the Antipas royal wolves. It should've been an easy task. Clean. No hiccups. But this infuriating woman, this wolf, his one hiccup after another and she's arousing him to the point of pain. With his sister's life hanging in the balance, he refuses to allow his passion to cost him the only family he has left. 

Can he find a way to save his mate, or will he be forced to watch another claim the woman he loves?

My Review

This is the 4th book in the Vegas Mates Series and I absolutely loved how it ended. Nicole and Aaron are mates... but they have so many obstacles to overcome especially with her traditionalist grandparents of "royal" blood. Nicole never thought her grandparents would be so ruthless in their attempt to keep their power. She is disgusted with the treatment of other weres and how they are treated as second class citizens. 

Aaron fights his feeling for Nicole as her grandparents would easily kill his sister if he didn't obey. The pace of this book is great. Nicole's mother makes an appearance and finally finds peace from her wolf. The ending is great I am having a hard time not spoiling that but needless to say absolute power corrupts absolutely and those who do wrong get theirs in the end. 

Another great read by Krystal Shannan I am sad that this was the last book but it did finish up the story very nicely.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 Genie Lamps 
You can purchase this book from Amazon Barnes & Noble

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hot Alpha SEALs Blitz

Tasked with finding and eliminating the source of terrorist pirate activities off the coast of Honduras, SEAL TEAM 10's Jack Fischer "Fish" goes undercover as a deck hand on a floating medical boat where he finds himself protecting and falling for the beautiful doctor who runs the show.

Devastated by an auto accident that took the lives of her husband and baby daughter, Dr. Natalie Rhoades, has dedicated her life to helping people who don't have access to good healthcare through her nonprofit floating medical boat. When she finds herself and her crew the target of a leftist guerilla group, her new deckhand proves resourceful.

Jack and Natalie fight to provide the care needed to the underprivileged while battling an attraction neither thought possible as it heat intensifies in Central America.
From a crouch, Jack shoved the jet ski across the sand and into the water, hitting the start button. The engine stuttered. “Start, dammit!” He hit the button again and the engine roared to life. Gunning the throttle, he rocketed out into the bay, laying low over the machine.

“What’s going on, Fish?” Swede demanded.

“We’re under attack. I’d say we found our guerillas.”
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In 2012, my husband, daughter and I traveled to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. While there, my daughter, ever the flirt, became friends with a deckhand on the charter boat we toured the British Virgin Islands on. She's kept in touch with him since then and followed him through Facebook on his many adventures. One of his adventures was to be a deckhand on a floating doctor boat. I loved the idea of a boat of medical personnel traveling along the coast of Central America providing medical services free to those who didn't have access or funds to seek it. I knew I wanted to write another SEAL story to add to my TAKE NO PRISONERS series and this gave me the best jumping off point. Leftist guerillas are a problem in Central America. Kidnappings are a real threat. Add in the SEALs and you have a great combination for a story. 

ELLE JAMES also writing as MYLA JACKSON is an award-winning author of books including cowboys, intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edges of their seats. With over seventy works in a variety of sub-genres and lengths she’s published with Harlequin, Samhain, Elloras’ Cave, Kensington, Cleis Press, and Avon. When she’s not at her computer, she’s traveling, snow-skiing, boating, or riding her ATV, dreaming up new stories. Learn more about Elle James at

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Recap Southern Girls Author Event-Greenville 2014

So I went to Southern Girls Author Event this weekend. It was only a couple hours from Fayetteville so I was all for it. I of course roomed with Jane Smolen who for the weekend got a new name of Porno Granny, thanks to the Porno Granny's Rock button she got in Atlanta from Robyn Peterman. We went to Hooters for dinner on Friday night where we ate with Dawn Robertson, Dawn Pendleton, Heather D'Agstino, Shawnte Borris and talked and visited with many more.

Then proceeded back to the Hilton where we hung out with other amazing authors including including Harper Slone, Trudy Stiles,Magan Vernon, SK Hartley (flew over the pond to be there) and bunch of cover models.

The signing was great... I only bought a few books as I plan on loading my kindle up later today. I loved meeting Andrea Johnson Beck she is truly Awesome. Saw some ladies that I hung out with in Atlanta, passed out blog and author cards. Totally ran out. Was glad to put faces to those I talk to online and meet authors that my other blog friends recommend... such as LP Dover, Amy Miles and Kendall Gray

So much Craziness happened Friday night & Saturday night I figure I would write a list of things I learned.

1. Harper Slone is fucking hilarious
2. Debutantes need to practice safe sex... Thank you Harper for educating them... If you don't know what a debutante is here is the definition
noun: debutante; plural noun: debutantes
  1. an upper-class young woman making her first appearance in fashionable society.

3. SK Hartley is equally as awesome as Harper #HarpersNotEnglish #SophieLovesWalmart
4. Security Guards follow you around Walmart when you go in with group of authors and cover model #MightofBeenKickedOut
5. You never know who you will meet
6. Fun don't stop till they flick the lights at you
7. Fireball is needed for authors when they have been stuck in traffic for hours...Trudy Stiles
8. Southern Authors are as awesome in person as they are online...Skye Turner is awesome
9. Fayetteville produces some awesome people and authors... Glad I met them... Lena Nicole (both ladies) & Elizabeth James rock.
10. Hilton Bar needs to get with the times... Bars don't close till 2am on Saturdays...#lobbyparty #poolsclosed #MJCarnelRocks

Overall this was a great event... I seriously hope that Chrissy has it again next year. I will be there for sure.

Much Love

Friday, July 18, 2014

Southern Girls Author Event Greenville

Hey All,
I am back from Wisconsin and ready to start blogging again... Right now I am in Greenville, NC just a couple hours from my house. I am so excited to be going to Southern Girls Author Event as there is so many awesome authors that will be here... I will be doing a post all about it on Sunday or Monday.

Much Love

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Release Day Blondie's Hero by Lily-Ann Johnson

Mary-Alice Roberts (Blondie) owns one of the busiest Marine Bars on the East Coast. Getting dumped via Text Message is just the start of her problems. She also needs an experienced Bartender who can fill in right away. 

Marine Staff Sargent, Jake Peterson is medically retired, and needs a job to keep his mind busy and not live in the past. The Bartending job at Teufel Hundens sounds like the perfect solution. 

When Blondie's Ex decides to blame Blondie and Jake for his misfortunes and retaliates against Blondie. 

Will Jake be the Hero Blondie needs and save her? Or will revealing his actual wealth and him being the cause of her ex's anger have Blondie doubting not only Jake but their budding love as well?

Excerpt (Adult)

     Jake, came awake with a jolt, looking at the clock he was relieved when it said it was nine in the morning. Six hours of sleep was better than none at all. He didn't have a nightmare, which is a good start to the day. In fact he had a pretty damn good dream about a sexy blonde with lips that tasted like strawberries and what she could do with those lips. 

     "Damn," he said looking down, "Harder than a fucking rock. I really wish that I had the person in my dreams here to take care of this painful situation. I do have my imagination and my damn hand to relieve the pressure." Sexually frustrated he went to take a shower. Showing up with morning wood for breakfast would just get Ham going and Jake didn't need that this morning. 

     The water streamed down his back as he leaned forwards against the wall of the shower, bracing himself on his left forearm. Jake wrapped his right hand around his thick cock and he started to move his hand up and down. The lubrication from his body was was enough to keep him pumping with the right amount of friction. Jake imagined Blondie on her knees, her lips around his dick as she took him into the warm cavern of her mouth. Her tongue flicking the underside of his dick as she sucked him, her red lips stretched over his girth as she swallowed his whole length, the back of her throat massaging the head.
     His hand fisted tighter around his dick as he jacked off to the thought of her tight mouth around his dick. Faster and tighter his hand pumped his cock, the veins becoming more visible and the head turning a ruddy color. His balls pulled tight to his body as he shot cum all over the shower wall. Resting his head on his forearm he breathed deeply. Now at least he could go have breakfast without sporting a massive hard on. 


Blondie's Hero is now available at Amazon Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Lily-Ann Johnson is the proud wife of a Marine Veteran who also happens to also be her high school sweetheart. She is the mother of two crazy boys, who like to keep her on her toes. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting and is a certified book worm. When she is doesn't have her nose in a book you can find her spending time with her family, supporting her local VFW, Marine Corps League and other veteran organizations. She lives in the great state of North Carolina loves the south, fried green tomatoes and her tea on the sweet side.

You can find more about her on her Facebook Website

July's Monthly Contest

Hey All,

It's July... I can't believe that the year is over half over. Time goes by so fast. I am on vacation up in WI. I have gone to Mt. Olympus water park  in the Wisconsin Dells with my boys, gotten sunburned. Visited my sister and her family in Missouri and we went to the Kansas City Zoo. Still have two weeks left before boys and I go back to North Carolina. Which will consist of visiting even more people and a family reunion this weekend.

So what am I giving away this month? Well I will be giving away a couple surprise paperbacks that have a summer or patriotic theme to them.

How can you enter? Same as always fill out the rafflecopter and thanks for stopping by.

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Much Love

Winner of June's Monthy Contest

Hey all, I am still in Wisconsin visiting with family and will be back in North Carolina in few weeks. I do have a winner for June's contest though. Who will be receiving an awesome kindle cover, military romance swag and a ecopy of Lily-Ann Johnson's first book Blondie's Hero.

Ready for the winner? 

Drum roll please... Rafflecopter do you thing... The winner is 

Tiffany Miles

Email has been sent you have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.