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Deathless Night Series ~ Tour and #giveaway

 

A Vampire Bewitched
Deathless Night Book 1
by L.E. Wilson
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
A vampire needs his mate to survive, but can he protect her from the most dangerous threat of all? Himself.
Nikulas Kreek has been searching for his brother for seven long years. Now, with the first lead he’s had in a long time, he discovers a witch went missing a few weeks before it happened. Coincidence? No way. Even better, the witch has a sister who might have more information. And that sister is hot. Like model hot. Nikulas knows as soon as he sets eyes on her strawberry-blond head he should stay far away. But the moment he tastes her, he realizes it’s too late. She has bewitched him.
Emma Moss still has nightmares about the night her sister was kidnapped, but she refuses to give up hope. So, when a seductive stranger calls claiming to have a new lead, she doesn’t hesitate to meet him. He seems harmless enough with his teasing manner and Hollywood pretty-boy looks. However, she can sense something more—a predatory air of danger that should warn her away. But her sister’s life is at stake. And she has no other leads. So, she agrees to go with him.
Bound together by their shared cause, tormented by their fated attraction, they set out to hunt down their siblings
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A Vampire’s Vengeance
Deathless Night Book 2
A vampire bound by chains.
For seven long years, Master Vampire Luukas Kreek has vowed to take revenge on the raven-haired witch that has taken his power—and his sanity. The witch with the face of an angel. Emaciated and weak, he desperately tries to hold on long enough to get his revenge. But with one taste of her blood, a single word bursts through his fragile psyche…MINE.
A witch bound by love.
Keira Moss has spent the last seven years trying to figure out a way to get herself out of this hellhole—and to save the strong-willed vampire she’s grown to admire—and love—while she’s at it. But she’s afraid not even a witch as powerful as she will be able to get out of this one. For she knows that the vampire who holds her heart will kill her the moment he is free. And she won’t stop him.
Tortured and starved, Luukas’s hunger for Keira wars with his lust for vengeance. His shattered mind must choose: to kill the witch or to love the angel—making her HIS, forever.
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A Vampire Possessed
Deathless Night Book 3
Sacrifices had to be made for the greater, bloody good.
At least that’s what vampire Aiden Sinclair kept telling himself when he woke up in an unfamiliar city with no memory of how he’d gotten there, or why. When he happens upon a cheeky witch in distress who’s being hunted by beasts he is all too familiar with, Aiden must make a choice: Suppress his fears and be with the girl, or embrace the truth and save them all.
Destinies will be fulfilled.
Grace Moss may be a witch, but her magic totally sucks. Hence the reason she finds herself saying yes to an unexpected offer of aid from a dusty, yet yummy-smelling, vampire. With a sexy British accent and bright grey eyes that dance with mischief, his touch makes her blood sing. Yet, something about him makes her skin crawl, and it’s not just the fact he has fangs.
To survive, Aiden will have to trust that her love will be enough to save him, and Grace will have to accept him as he is – into her heart, and into her arms.
A Vampire Betrayed
Deathless Night Book 4
Vampire Christian Moore has spent his entire life, both human and immortal, fighting for the respect of his peers. He has codes he lives by. Strict moral codes, both in his personal life and his work. And he doesn’t break them. Ever. Until he finds himself at the carnal mercy of a woman with eyes like the midday sky and hair the colors of a summer sunset. His craving for her is unnatural, and watching her dance makes his blood burn like acid in his veins. But he can’t not watch her.
When she was fifteen, Ryan Moss lost her mind. Or, at least that’s what the voices in her head would have her believe. On the streets of Tijuana, she finds something that makes the voices go away. To get it, she’s ashamed to admit, she’ll do just about anything, even strip for a man she can’t see or hear. However, she can sense his raging need for her through the haze of her high, and her body responds with a voracious hunger of its own.
Christian can make the voices go away, and he wants Ryan to be his. But first, he will have to learn to trust her, and she him. Both of their lives depend on it.
WARNING: This novel contains content that may be a trigger for some, including, but not limited to, drug addiction and scenes of violence.
A Vampire’s Submission
Deathless Night Book 5
Her blood saves his life.
Her embrace slays his soul.
Dante Gabor has survived many things since becoming a vampire, but jumping from a plane and crash landing in the desert without a parachute was pushing it, even for him. To survive the relentless sun, he buries his broken body in its own sandy grave. But healing is painfully slow, and he’s forced to rise and hunt for larger prey. Half mad with thirst, he’s brought to his knees by the seductive taste of a lone female whose sweet blood heals his body, but leaves him craving still more.
MINE.
Laney Moss loves the Mojave desert that surrounds her home and hikes the upper trails often, prepared for anything she might run across. But nothing prepared her for the monster that comes with the setting sun to stalk her. In the moments before he attacks, one word crashes through her terrified mind—Vampire. She manages to get away, but he tracks the call of her blood and ignites a passion in her that frightens her nearly as much as it thrills her.
Dante is left with no choice but to take her home to his secret lair.
Now he just needs to convince her to stay.
A Vampire’s Choice
Deathless Night Book 6
A vampire cursed to be untouchable.
Happy to be back in Seattle, Shea Bennet wants nothing more than to forget about the enigmatic warlock who saved her from a fate worse than death. But his topaz eyes haunt her, and his wicked scent makes her crave something she will never be able to have, something more than his blood — his touch. Though she feels his presence everywhere she goes, she is taken off guard when he suddenly appears to disrupt her hunt. Shea finds the tables have turned, and it is she who is the prey.
A warlock determined to break the curse.
Ever since he released her from his mountain home, Jesse Moss finds he’s possessed with the memory of a vampire he feels compelled to protect for reasons he can’t explain. Night after night, he lies wrapped in her scent, her whiskey voice invading his dreams, and for the first time in his solitary life, he feels alone in the dark. Restless and worried, he tracks her to her home and offers her a deal, if she will only agree to spend some time with him. A deal he has no intention of keeping.
Shea’s cursed past won’t let her have him.
His future insists she must.
L.E. Wilson writes Paranormal Romance starring intense alpha males and the women who are fearless enough to tame them—for the most part anyway. 😉 In her novels you’ll find smoking hot scenes, a touch of suspense, a bit of gore, and multifaceted characters, all working together to combine her lifelong obsession with the paranormal and her love of romance.
Her writing career came about the usual way: on a dare from her loving husband. Little did they know just one casual suggestion would open a box of worms (or words as the case may be) that would forever change their lives.
Lattes and music are a necessary part of her writing process, and sometimes you’ll find her typing away at her favorite Starbucks. She walks two miles to get there, to make up for all of those coffees.
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Purely Paranormal Pleasures

 

Vampire Lover
Purely Paranormal Pleasures
by C.D. Gorri
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Terrence Davies never dreamed he’d be worthy of finding his true mate, then Daisy moves in. Is the sexy normal ready for a Vampire lover?
Daisy Amante just took over the lease on a great apartment in New York City from one of her old boarding school chums. Little does she know her neighbor and landlord is a real live Vampire!
The redheaded hottie tries to hide his sexy good looks behind button down shirts and nerdy looking glasses, but Daisy can see right through his façade. Terrence is something special and she is going to find out what!
Terrence has been sating his Vampire side for years with the bare minimum of blood from specialty butchers, but the second he gets a whiff of his new neighbor he knows there is nothing else that can satisfy his hunger.
He craves Daisy Amante in a way he swore he’d never indulge in again. He tries to fight his urges, but what’s a Vampire to do when a sexy curvy goddess knocks on his door in the middle of the night in nothing but her panties?
Can Terrence resist? And will Daisy willingly tie herself to her Vampire lover for eternity?
Forget Me Not
Purely Paranormal Pleasures
by Amanda Kimberley
The heart never forgets.
When Ridge Turner hit the friend request button, he had no idea that he would come face to face with his past life lover. The old Chelsea Bennette accepted his dark side, but would the Poppy Lee of this life see him as a monster? His heart was willing to take the chance, but his head knew she should forget the vampire.
Poppy Lee just moved from the warm southern hospitality of Soddy Daisy, TN to the bitter cold of New York City. Lonely, she took a chance hitting the accept request button for her now client, billionaire Ridge Turner. She knows mixing business and pleasure is dangerous territory. Growing riddled with dreams of a past life with him and plagued by a secret he keeps hidden, she wonders if she should resist the temptations building within her. The only problem is that Ridge Turner is hard to forget.
Goldilocks and Her Harem of Bears
Purely Paranormal Pleasures
by P. Mattern
“The woods are lovely dark and deep
And Harlie is a drifter
She finds she’s gotten in way too deep
When she happens upon bear shifters!”
The open road is calling to Harlie Roberts, aka’ Goldie’. Restless with a lifestyle that she was thrust into because of a family debt, she hops on her V Star to put distance between herself and her MC, the Wraiths of Wrath. She will be pursued. No one leaves the W.O.W, at least not while they’re still breathing, and her lover and MC President Tory wants her back. An encounter with a set of brawny and handsome lumberjacks with an unusual skill set just might be her springboard into a new life!
Three motorcycle riding bear shifters want to claim Harlie as their mate…One might be too hot. One might be too cold. One might be just right!
About C.D. Gorri
Hello!
I’m C.D. Gorri, Bestselling Steamy Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy YA Bestselling Author, and Creator of the Grazi Kelly Universe.
I’ve always been an avid reader, and I have a profound love for books and literature. When I’m not writing or taking care of my family I can usually be found with a book or tablet in my hand. I live in my home state of New Jersey with my husband, our children, and our dogs, Dash and Chewie.
I’m a busy mom of three and finding time for leisurely reading is never easy, so I write stories that are fast-paced, yet detailed with satisfying conclusions. If I thought making time to read was difficult, I was in for a huge surprise when I started writing! But now that I started, I can’t picture myself doing anything else! I love writing powerful women and strong heroes who face relatable problems in supernatural settings! I plan on increasing the Grazi Kelly Universe with each and every story I publish. You can follow me on social media to keep up to date on all my new releases and events!
Looking for steamy Paranormal Romance, well I have several series available and am adding more all the time. I love helping sassy, curvy heroines and sexy heroes find their HEAs in my books! I write about Werewolves, Bear Shifters, Dragons, Tigers, Witches, Romani, Lynxes, Foxes and more in my PNR! Fated mates who find each other and always get their happily ever afters.
Want to know how it all began? Enter the Grazi Kelly Universe with Wolf Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #1, my very first YA/Urban Fantasy book that sets the stage for the universe I write in. You can also start my PNR with the Macconwood Pack. Pick up Charley’s Christmas Wolf today!
Thank you for dropping by and happy reading!
del mare alla stella,
C.D. Gorri
*Bestselling Author
About Amanda Kimberley
Award-winning and best-selling national and international author Amanda Kimberley has written in various genres in the course of almost four decades.
Her nonfiction blog, which focuses on the chronic disease fibromyalgia, has garnered recognition from various organizations, including Health Magazine. Naming her blog, Fibro and Fabulous, as a top blog for fibro sufferers.
Amanda has also written for medical magazines and sites like FM Aware, The National Fibromyalgia Association’s magazine and ProHealth.
When Kimberley is not writing nonfiction, she enjoys penning romance. Her fiction works were featured for part of 2015 and all of 2016 on the BookCountry website, a division of Penguin/Random House. She has also been featured as a USA Today Happy Ever After Hot List Indie Author and a Best Poet of the 90’s for an anthology.
Amanda Kimberley is a Connecticut native that now lives in the warmth of Northern Texas with her husky and cocker spaniel dogs, her tuxedo cat, two hamsters, a tank of fish, two daughters, and a husband.
When she is not writing you can find her cooking whole foods for her pack. She also enjoys hiking and gaming.
About P. Mattern
Amazon #1 and Top 100 Bestselling and Award Winning author P.Mattern wrote stories to entertain classmates in elementary school and won awards for fiction and poetry in college.After being laid off from her professional job in Mental Health she began writing down all the stories she had carried in her head and made outlines for in earnest. She was inspired by Anne Rice and her handicapped son to write Book One of Full Moon Series ‘World of Azglen’♡ about a widow and her adult handicapped son who becomes brainy and strong after being bitten by a vampire. Soon her children J.C.Estall and Marcus Mattern joined her in writing Full Moon Series, Amazon Bestselling Andy of the Damned, Strident House,#1 Bestseller Shock of Night, Forest of Bleeding Trees and others.This family writing dynasty is currently working on Book Five of Full Moon Series(‘Roue of the Dragon’ will release early 2016), a dystopic novel, Andy of the Damned Two, and finishing the last installment of Vampire Princess(the Arctic Circle Series). P.Mattern is a member of Thriller Writers Association. Her work has appeared in numerous ezines and anthologies(Girls Rock Horror Harder, The Animal Horror collection, Painted Mayhem Horror Anthology, Mystical Magical, Erotic Exotic Paranomal,and Santa’s Naughty List.She has two books under Booktrope Publishers’s Forsaken imprint and a contract with Tell-Tale Publishing.
P.Mattern lives in the midwest and is currently involved with one of her characters. (“It’s complicated.”)
Winner Second Place Scariest Story Contest /Tell-Tale Publishing 2015 for ‘Terrible Choices’
$10 Amazon giftcard to 1 winner and signed postcards to 20 winners
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Trick or Treat! Halloween Giveaway!

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Today won’t be the next installment of Lightning Strike-that will be next Saturday. Today I’m doing a giveaway! I had an awesome haul at #MBLU2016! So, I’m sharing! I have two sacks of goodies! Trick or Treat lol. One will be a giveaway with the rafflecopter here! The other will be a giveaway with my Newsletter Peeps. So, if you want a chance for both you’ll have to follow me on my newsletter. Each Newsletter I do a giveaway, but I’m a bit erratic at putting it out. It’s turning into more of a quarterly thing. So, see, I don’t pester you much! Instructions for entering that giveaway will be in my upcoming Newsletter (Oct 31) so sign up now!

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Keep reading to enter the giveaway you see above!

So, just for fun, what are you going as for Halloween? Do you party or stay home? Hand out candy or hide in the house? Do you take a little (or not so little) one out to collect their own? Inquiring minds want to know!

Here is what I went as this year! It was for the paranormal party this year at MBLU2016!

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And Mother Nature had lots of fun!

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And now, enter below for the giveaway of the haul above. (not the guys lol)

I’m sorry, I have to restrict it to US peeps since I’ve had trouble sending overseas.

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However, I don’t want to NOT have a prize for my overseas peeps!

So if you enter and win I’ll gift you an ecopy of Romance for Charity! 15 books in one!

enter here:
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Last day to enter is Nov 4!

Keep checking us out through Halloween. Awesome Sales listed tomorrow and all the Halloween Reads you could want on Monday Oct. 31!

Pre-order blitz! A Variety of Chains – Erotic paranormal novel by Christine Blackthorn (@CBlackthorn @sinfulpress)

Sinful Press is proud to announce the pre-release of A Variety of Chains by Christine Blackthorn, the first in the Bloodhavens series.

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Kathryn McClusky is an ErGer – a rare and highly prized individual in the supernatural world.

She has spent her life running and hiding, but circumstances have changed and the only way to protect her family is to hand herself over to the Vampire Lord of London to face slavery or death.

Lucian Neben runs his London court with a stern but fair hand, but political pressures are building from both the human and fey worlds, and taking possession of an ErGer would cement his position of power.

Kathryn is vulnerable and broken almost beyond repair, but she holds in her hands the one treasure Lucian desperately wants – the possibility of home and family.

Can he teach her to open herself up; to choose to life, and him, before reality forces him to take her freedom?

 

 

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Excerpt

He calmly straddled her, and as he leant forward to take her mouth in a deep kiss, his long hair curtained them in a world of their own. His kisses were deep and addictive, a leisurely play on her senses, an instant aphrodisiac. He took his time to taste and feel every last corner of her mouth and only let up when both their lips were swollen and sensitive.

“That’s it. I want you to be only aware of me.” There was a wicked light in his eyes – wicked, aroused and full of gentle laughter, a combination more desirable than anything.

“First, I will narrow your world so that your busy little brain cannot take you away, and then I will play with you. The rules will be simple. I get to do whatever I want and you have to take it. If you tell me something I do not know and cannot find out any other way, something secret and intimate, then and only then will I give you relief.”

She did not understand what he meant but her confusion was quickly overtaken by alarm when he covered her eyes with a soft cloth. She did not like the limitation to her sight even though he had blindfolded her repeatedly over the last two weeks. It made her tense, and increased her awareness of both his touch and his taste. She felt his lips stroking over the cloth, gentling her into the darkness. She was surprised when his hands slipped under her shoulders and he made her upper body more comfortable – she had not noticed the discomfort from her muscles, but he had. He had noticed the increased tenseness and adjusted her body to avoid it. That realisation was terrifying and reassuring in equal measures.

She felt him get off the bed, though his hand remained a calming pressure on her skin at all times. A gentle pressure was laid over her torso, just under her breasts, and as it tightened her body was further immobilised by what she realised was a strap. A second strap followed the first just over her breasts. Both straps were tight but not painful, smooth lines of warming leather on her overheated skin.

“I am just making sure that you cannot move suddenly and risk hurting yourself.” His voice was an anchor in her world, a deep note of calm in her rising nervousness. It almost failed to stave off the waves of panic when he gently lifted her right leg and bent it to attach a thigh cuff to the side of the bed, leaving her exposed. She tried to struggle but he had ensured that her range of movement was already so limited that any resistance was ineffective at best. Quickly he attached a second cuff on her other thigh and tightened the ankle restraints, leaving her laid out on the bed, restrained and open, her legs parted and bent, entirely helpless and accessible to his touch.

“You have no idea how beautiful you are like this – splayed for my desire, unable to resist the pleasure I can give you.”

 

Author Bio

In “real” life, I am an academic with degrees in Political Science, Economics, Philosophy and Law and an insatiable desire to confound, baffle and disconcert my students. Someone once suggested to me the reason for my stories lay in the desire to offset the tedium and rationality of academic life. He wasn’t an academic or he would have known better. It is best to use research against tedium, students to offset the rationality and an unlimited supply of stressballs for the faculty meetings. The stories? Well, they are just for me – like a mental manicure.

I also write a blog on Feminism and Erotica – come talk to me:

Blog: http://christineblackthorn.eu/blog

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBlackthorn

 

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Thirst Blood of my Blood ~ RP Channing

Book Title - Thirst Blood of my BloodThirst by R P Channing Cover240+ Pages
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~ Kira Sutherland ~

 

After a near fatal accident (and getting cheated on by her ‘boyfriend’), and beating up the lead cheerleader (with whom the boyfriend cheated…), and being labeled as having ‘issues’ in her school because she, uhm, sees ghosts, Kira is left with two choices:

 

  1. Continue her ‘therapy’ (where she’s told the ghost is a hallucination and also gets her legs ogled too often…)

 

Or

 

  1. Go to Starkfield Academy, a boarding school for “Crazies and Convicts” (as the social media sites call them.)

 

She chooses the latter…

 

~ Cory Rand ~

 

Cory Rand has not had an easy life. His mother died in a car accident when he was twelve, and so did his mother’s best friend…sort of. You see, Janice made a promise to take care of Cory just before she died, and so she lingers. Undead. A ghost that watches out for him.

 

Brought up in an abusive home, Cory quickly falls into a life of disreputable behavior. After his third offense (which was prompted by a girl, as usual – he has a weakness) he’s left with two choices:

 

  1. Be tried as an adult and share a cell with a guy named Bubba (he thinks…)

 

Or

 

  1. Go to Starkfield Academy, which Cory is pretty sure is run by vampires. But, hey, at least he’ll get an education.

 

He chooses the latter…

 

It’s at Starkfield that Kira meets Cory Rand, a boy with an insatiable Rage who sees ghosts, too. As well as other things, other things from his past, things that confuse him, things like fire and witches and demons.

 

Things he’s always ignored.

 

Until now.

 

Genres:

Young Adult Romance

Paranormal Romance

High School

Vampires, Demons, Witches

Dark Fantasy

Horror

Thirst by R P Channing Banner

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PROLOGUE -1-

The Puppy Eyes

My life was perfect.

I had the perfect shoes and the perfect friends and I lived in the perfect house. My nails were perfect and my hair was perfect (except on Sundays, it was always windy on Sundays) and I had the perfect clothes. My lips were a perfect red and my hair perfectly straight. My eyeshadow was perfect, my hips were…okay, and my waist…well…also okay. Nothing was wrong in my life.

But then there was Jack.

Jack was a problem.

He needed to go. I mean, when you’re dead, you’re dead! I had told him this endlessly. Somehow, Jack didn’t get it. I mean, I felt sorry for the guy. Sure. Being stuck between this life and the next. But just because I found him, does that mean I needed to keep him?

I think not!

Sadly, when Jack got that look in his eyes, that weary, almost teary (if his tearducts worked) look, I melted. I just couldn’t send him away. Not even Jack knew where he would go after he died.

Would he, like, die? As in — dead, nada, kaput, finito, gone, no more? Bye bye, sayonara, ciao, hasta la vista baby and all that? I couldn’t have that on my conscience. No way.

I lay on my bed, wondering what to do about him. “Jaaaaaaack,” I hollered.

“Jaaaaaaack!”

Still no answer.

“Jack!”

Jack…materialized.

His eyes rolled down to the ground. He was making those puppy eyes again. “Jack, I told you not to do that. I told you not to play on my sympathies.”

His puppy eyes became worse.

His skin was gray and, well, dead.

“Oh, brother,” I said. “I have to do something about you. If mom finds out I have another ‘imaginary friend’ — at my age — well, I’d die of embarrassment. But, like, really die. Not like you.” I wondered about this. Would I die? Was Jack a freak accident, or did all people live on like him? Think of the cemeteries…

The idea excited me somewhat.

“What would you have me do, Miss Kira?”

“Knock off the Miss Kira crap. I told you it’s just Kira.”

“Yes, Miss Kira.”

The dead. There’s just no reasoning.

“Fine, Miss Kira it is then.” Rover barked like a lunatic in the garden. No one else might be able to see Jack, but I was sure my dog could.

“I have to do something about this,” I mumbled.

-2- The Rat

Mike knocked on the door before I had time to leave the house. Mike was the guy I thought (at the time) was perfect.

“Who is it?”

“It’s me, baby.”

Baby, urgh — I wasn’t his baby. I dated Mike because he was the quarterback, because girls are supposed to like the quarterback, because it’s just so darn perfect to be seen with the quarterback, like we’re brainwashed into thinking these things from the first romantic doll set mom buys us.

This was my previous life.

“Mike.”

“Uh-huh. Gonna let me in?” So you can try rub me up and then complain when I don’t let you? This, dear reader, was the big problem with Mike. The second we first kissed, his hand went way too far south for me to be comfortable — and I pulled back.

Mike suddenly wasn’t so perfect.

“Uhm, I was just on my way out,” I said.

“Kira? C’mon, open the door.” He sounded upset. “Is there someone in there with you?”

Boys. As if.

I didn’t know much about love (nothing, actually) but I knew this wasn’t it. “Uhm, now’s not the time, Mike.”

“C’mon, Kira, what’s going on?” He banged harder.

When in doubt…lie. I opened the door a crack. “There’s a dead rat in the house, Mike. Been here for days. I gotta go get some detergent and stuff to handle the stench.”

Mike stepped back. He peered through the crack of the door.

“It’s really bad,” I said.

“I’ll drive you.”

“I’m afraid the smell” — I stuck my armpit to my nose — “has found its way all over me. I’ll drive myself.”

“O — okay. Fine.” And then he grinned like he wanted something. “Later? My place?”

Urgh. “Uhm, sure…er…later. Not sure when though.”

“Six.”

I fought the urge to roll my eyes. According to girls at school, he was apparently so damn good looking — theoretically. But for me personally, he did nothing. Moved nothing. Twisted nothing. “Look, I gotta go, Mike. I gotta — ”

“Kira.” His eyes grew stern. “You’ve been avoiding me…”

Bingo! Well done contestant number one! And what have you won? A brain!

I tilted my head. “Mike, look, this…rat — I need to deal with it. We’ll talk later, okay? Bye.” I closed the door, not waiting for an answer, and peered out the peep hole. Mike hung around for a second, shoulders wide and eyes glaring straight at me through the door. Could he see me? Did he know I was looking at him?

He kicked something off the ground, and I had the distinct impression he mouthed the word Bitch before leaving. But I wasn’t sure…

-3- The Mack

“Roll down the window, Jack.” Jack was recently dead, so he still had a smell about him. (Which only I could smell…)

I had purposely skipped breakfast. Maybe Jack would help me lose weight. I was (still am) a little wide, although it had never stopped guys flirting with me. I know how to dress.

But I could be skinnier.

Lucy Rogers was skinny. All bones and no boobs.

Charlene Carverton was a babe. Cheerleader. Big chest (which she pushed out generously with a push-up — if only guys knew). Toned thighs. Charlene only dated college boys (back then), which I still think is pretty gross for a girl her age.

“He’s not for you,” Jack said out the blue.

“Hmm?”

“This…Mike — he’s wrong for you, Miss Kira.” For all Jack’s faults (mainly, being dead), he has a good heart. Factually, probably it’s why I kept him around at first.

“You think I don’t know that?”

“Then why don’t you dump him?”

I braked at a stop sign. Looked left and right. “Because I’d look like an idiot. I flirted with him and showed interest, and one kiss later I can’t stand the sight of him.”

“So dump him.”

“It’s not that simple. Kids at school — they can be vicious. I have to let it fade slowly. If I drop the bomb on him, I’ll never hear the end of it through senior year.”

“And you care?”

Yes, I did.

Forget Guantanamo, schools are rough. “You don’t understand, Jack. Maybe school was different in your day. But in mine, well, we walk through metal detectors.”

“Schools weren’t too different in my day.” I noted the sadness in his voice.

“You okay?”

“I’m dead.”

Right. “You miss…your life?”

Jack shrugged. “I like being with you, Miss Kira. And I don’t remember much of my life. I think I’m in limbo.”

“Limbo?”

“Yes, like I have some unfinished business. If only I could remember…what…it is…” He scratched his head.

“Any ideas?”

“Well, it can’t be love. If it were love, I’d be a vampire. That’s who teenage girls fall in love with these days.”

“A vampire? That’s just what I need — two undead beings stalking me.”

“I feel I have something to do around you, Miss Kira. I don’t know what, but something. Something important.”

I looked over at him. “Me?”

I was still looking at him when I missed the stop sign.

The Mack truck drove straight into us

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Author Bio

R P Channing started writing three years ago, but never published anything even after churning out over a million words of fiction. Thirst: Blood of my Blood is the first book he dared to publish. When asked why, he said, “Because it’s the first thing I wrote that my wife actually enjoyed reading.” When not hammering away (most literally) at his keyboard, he can be found buried in a book, reading anything from romance to horror to young adult to non-fiction to comedy.

 

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The exciting new release by Susan Squires ~ The Burning

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – The Burning
SERIES – The Companion Series
AUTHOR – Susan Squires
GENRE – Regency Paranormal Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – July 21, 2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 122,752 words
PUBLISHER – Independent
COVER ARTIST – Rebecca Poole, Dreams2Media


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Award-winning, bestselling author Susan Squires brings you into a world of erotic temptation that comes alive at night and thrives on our darkest secrets and longings. Take the journey to an unforgettable place in the heart of darkness and desire…

A FORBIDDEN TEMPTATION…
It is 1821 and all who know the beautiful, mysterious Ann Van Helsing believe she is insane. Yet Ann’s curse is the deep psychic ability that shows her everything about another human being—their history, thoughts and desires—simply by touching them. Overwhelmed by a power she can barely control, Ann roams the quiet woods and caves near her estate, searching for an elusive peace. Here she encounters the man who will change everything…

LEAVES HER YEARNING…
To atone for an unforgivable transgression against his own kind, vampire Stephan Sincai has become a vigilante who must hunt and kill those whom other vampires have made. When Ann discovers Stephen bleeding in her cave, she reaches tries to help him. The moment she touches him she knows every fiber of Stephens being—and the knowledge is at once frightening and irresistible…

FOR ETERNAL FULFILLMENT…
Ann and Stephen are drawn together by a powerful force. As they fight against the evil surrounding them, an enemy bent on destroying them will make them choose between what they love and what they fear the most….

GRIPPING AND UNFORGETTABLE…
Romantic Times (4 ½ star review) on The Companion


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EXCERPT

TRANSYLVANIA, PROVINCE OF THE HAPSBURG EMPIRE, SEPTEMBER 1820

They ran their hands over his body. There were three of them. Their palms rubbed his chest, his hips and thighs, and the bulge of his biceps where his wrists were bound above his head. The nails scraped lightly, threatening. He knew what was to come. The stone bench on which he lay was hard against the bare flesh of his buttocks and shoulders, but the room was warm. They loved heat. It was a true luxury in the winter of the Carpathian Mountains. The only illumination came from the fire licking at the logs in the great stone arches. Above him, their faces hung, unreal in the flickering light. Their eyes glowed red. Now they would compel him. Their low moans filled the little room cut into the rocky heart of the monastery. He knew every crevice in its stone by now. This room held his torment and possibly his salvation.

“Test him well, tonight, sisters,” one of them whispered. Her breasts brushed his belly.

“Is he worthy of our father’s trust?” another breathed into his ear.

He felt his loins throb, tight with a need he dared not indulge. He had no idea whether they compelled that need, or whether it belonged to him. A tongue found his nipple. He could not help but arch up into it. The chains clanked. A hand cupped his balls. He felt the scrape of canines at his throat. They wanted blood tonight. He waited for the pain. How would he bear their ministrations in the long hours ahead?

You deserve this, he told himself. A thousand years of torment would not atone for your crimes. You have one chance at redemption and they will help you to it.

He breathed as they had taught him. He focused inward, searching for an island of control. His shoulders relaxed. All emotion drained slowly away. The piercing of his carotid was a fact of pain, no more. One of them sucked at his throat while the others kept him roused.

But now he was ready for whatever they might do to him. He would become what was required. No matter the cost, he would atone.


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Susan Squires is a New York Times bestselling author known for breaking the rules of romance writing. Whatever her time period, or subject, some element of the paranormal always creeps in. Susan’s work has won multiple contests including the Holt Medallion, the Golden Heart and the Book Buyer’s Best Award and reviewer’s choice awards from RT BookReviews. Publisher’s Weekly named Body Electric one of the most influential mass market books of 2003 and One with the Shadows, the fifth in her vampire Companion Series, a Best book of 2007. Time for Eternity, the first in the DaVinci time travel series, received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.

Susan has a Masters in English literature from UCLA and once toiled as an executive for a Fortune 500 company. Now she lives at the beach in Southern California with her husband, Harry, a writer of supernatural thrillers, and three very active Belgian Sheepdogs, who like to help her write by putting their chins on the keyboarddddddddddddddddddddddd.

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From me to you ~ So, what are you doing in October?

I’m attending the Midwestern Book Lovers Unite Conference.

There will be tons of stuff to do!  

If you can’t attend all four days consider coming for the book signing. It’s only $25 to spend time with the authors. Really we’re a great group! Think of the parties! They will be awesome!

Starting on Thursday we have our Pajama Party!

WHAT? You want MORE?

You got it!

Only Boots, Chaps, and Cowboy Hats (Included in full registration) $ 30.00 USD

Just in case you only want hear Jackson Young!

Well, aren’t you the glutton!

Here’s another party!

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(Mind you, if I’ve persuaded you to come, please list me, LOL! Beverly Ovalle)