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[Archive] Spotlight, Sale Notice and Giveaway for Stacey Kennedy_10.20.14

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

10/20/14

Spotlight, Sale Notice and Giveaway

for…

Stacey Kennedy

Posted 3 days ago

[Archive] Spotlight, Excerpt, Character Profile, Giveaway and CMC15 Promo for Lia Davis_10.20.14

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

10/20/14

Spotlight, Excerpt, Character Profile, Giveaway and Coastal Magic Convention 2015 Promo

for…

Lia Davis


Hey everybody, LITERAL ADDICTION is happy to be promoting for Lia Davis again today.
Lia Davis is the author of the bestselling shifter series, Ashwood Falls, a mother to two young adults and three kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.
Keep up with Lia online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Pinterest, and on GoodReads.

I’m here today to tell you all about Lia’s new book from the Decadent ROAR line, Imperfect Mate:

Imperfect Mate
HARMONY SPRINGS Book #1

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For tiger-shifter, Samira Anderson, leaving home for the first time to attend Harmony University should unnerve her. She’s never submitted to the fear of a challenge and doesn’t plan to start now. Meeting her dorm mates and touring the campus excites her and her cat. Although when she meets Gavin Stone, she’s not only nervous around him but fears she might lose the tight control she has over her tiger.

After a bad break up with his high school sweetheart, Gavin has no intentions of repeating past mistakes. Or so he thought until he sees the beautiful, smart, Samira at the dorm welcome party. Drawn to her like no other, he can’t stay away or shake the feeling Sam isn’t telling him everything.

When he discovers her secrets, a whole new world opens to him, filled with danger, unknown possibilities, and a passion so intense it could last many lifetimes.

EXCERPT:
If any more people piled into the dorm, Sam was going to scream. The ground floor of the house was elbow to elbow. She couldn’t walk to the bathroom without feeling like the ball in a pinball machine. The human-shifter ratio was fifty to one.
Sam quickly learned humans were pretty clueless to their surroundings—at least this crowd of students were anyway.
“I hate crowds,” Jesse spoke softly beside her.
“Me, too.” And parties where underage humans drink and play the music too loud.
Camile had handed her and Jesse earplugs, but they only helped to muffle the noise. A headache had moved in, and Sam was ready to crawl out of her skin. Literally. Her tiger begged to go for a run, go find that stream she heard when she’d arrived that morning.
Suddenly, an odd awareness drew her attention to the entrance. Three guys stood in the doorway. One of them looked about as thrilled to be there as she felt. Poor guy. He stood by the door, his hands shoved in pockets as he scanned the room with a frown on his lips. Sam couldn’t get a read on his emotions from so far away, but she could tell he’d rather be doing something else. His friends probably dragged him away from his video game.
He had dark hair that barely covered his ears, but his bangs fell in his eyes in a sexy kind of way. His wire-rimmed glasses kept sliding down his nose. Scanning down to his broad shoulders under a deep purple button down, she grew more intrigued by the human. Something about him called to her.
Jesse’s cool fingers brushed her hand, drawing her attention away for the human to glance at her friend. The leopard lowered her eyes and withdrew her hand. Sam sighed and covered the female’s hand and gently squeezed. Submissives weren’t normally so timid, but Jesse was the poster girl for the word.
“What is it?”
“He’s cute.” She blushed and glanced to where the new guy stood.
Sam smiled. “Yes, he is, and very human.”
As if sensing her watching him, he lifted his lashes and stared right at her. Her pulse spiked while her tiger purred. When he started to advance toward them, Jesse tensed slightly, but Sam paid it no mind. She was too focused on the guy who held her captivated.
When he stopped at the table, she nearly groaned when his cedar-and-mint scent flowed around her, alluring and intoxicating. Damn, she wanted to bury her nose into his neck and bite—
“Hello, I’m Gavin.” He held out his hand.
“What? Oh.” Sam shook his hand and suppressed the urge to purr as some kind of electrical current passed through the connection. What the hell was that?

Sounds good, yes!? For the rest of today, let’s meet the hero of Imperfect Mate:

Meet Gavin from Imperfect Mate…
Gavin Stone is a sophomore at Harmony University. He’s also human and a little geeky. Since his long term high school girlfriend broke his heart the last thing he was looking for was another commitment. He buried himself into his studies and avoided the dating scene until he meet Samira at a dorm welcome party. The passion between them was too many to deny.

Stats:
Name: Gavin Stone
Hair color: brown
Eye color: brown
Height: 6’2”
Degree working for: He’s majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in chemistry
Story told in: Imperfect Mate

I’m so thrilled to be part of this new Decadent line, ROAR, and excited about the release of Imperfect Mate. I can’t wait to get started on the next book in the series.
~Lia

Wait, before you go… Do you want to meet Lia in person? You can! You can meet Lia, tons of other amazing UF and PNR authors, LITERAL ADDICTION’s officers and other well known featured bloggers, and loads of fellow book addicts and paranormal junkies at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL Feb 5-8 2015.

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy and paranormal romance focused convention in Daytona. With panels designed to start interesting discussion, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan. Join us for reader, blogger, and author shenanigans, and lots of “supernatural” inspired activities. Saturday’s charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. Come take a bite out of the beach with us!! Feb 5-8, 2015. Registration opened 7/1/14, so get your ticket HERE.

Keep up with all things Coastal Magic at the Website / Facebook Page / Facebook Event / Twitter / Pinterest

Posted 3 days ago

[Archive] Spotlight, Review, Interview, CMC15 Promo and Giveaway with Jenna Black_10.18.14

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

10/18/14

Spotlight, Review, Interview, Coastal Magic Convention Promo and Giveaway

with…

Jenna Black

Hey everyone!

LITERAL ADDICTION is thrilled to welcome the amazing Jenna Black back to the site today, 10/18/14.

Jenna Black is your typical writer. Which means she’s an “experience junkie.” She got her BA in physical anthropology and French from Duke University.

Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior. Then, during her senior year at Duke, she did some actual research in the field and made this shocking discovery: primates spend something like 80% of their time doing such exciting things as sleeping and eating.

Concluding that this discovery was her life’s work in the field of primatology, she then moved on to such varied pastimes as grooming dogs and writing technical documentation. Among her other experiences …
• Ballroom dancing.
• Traveling all seven continents. Yes, even Antarctica.
• Becoming a Life Master in Bridge.
• Singing in a barbershop chorus.

Keep up with Jenna online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

Jenna is the proud creator of the FAERIEWALKER, MORGAN KINGSLEY, NIKKI GLASS, GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT, REPLICA and GIFTED series.

I highly suggestion checking out her entire backlist (I’m a Jenna Black fangirl!), but for today, I’m going to tell you about her new release The Gifted Dead and the REPLICA series to get you all ready for its final installment in November…

The Gifted Dead
GIFTED Book #1

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Politics and magic make dangerous bedfellows.

Deep within the Order, the seeds of corruption have taken root. While younger generations of the Gifted have embraced modern democratic values, a secret society of old-guard zealots seek a return to the past, when only European men of distinguished bloodlines held power.

Now, three venerable European families and a maverick American each plot to seize control of the Order and shape it to their will. A cutthroat game of political intrigue will decide the winner; and the stakes couldn’t be higher, for ruling the Order carries with it the power to grant—or deny—an afterlife.
What begins as a battle of wills could turn into an all-out war. And magic could prove deadlier than any missile.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

Oh what a tangled web we weave….

Jenna Black joins the masterful prose I am so fond of with a thrilling new concept that takes the whole 6 degrees of separation concept and pairs it with some heavy duty political intrigue, all bundled up with some very cool preternatural world building for a book that most definitely pleased!

I was told that The Gifted Dead and the GIFTED series were Game of Thrones meets House of Cards and I can kind of see that with regards to the tie ins of the characters and the intrigue and deception rampant throughout.

Interesting protagonists, baleful antagonists, an interesting and complex world with plenty of room for growth and engaging prose make for a book that I was very happy I had the chance to enjoy. I definitely recommend The Gifted Dead for urban fantasy and mystery readers looking for something new and interesting and I can’t wait to see where Jenna takes this new endeavor…

Replica
REPLICA Book #1

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Breathtaking new YA SF from the author of the Faeriewalker series

Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake comes from a high-class Executive family in the Corporate States. Her marriage has been arranged with the most powerful family in her state, which means she lives a life of privilege but also of public scrutiny, followed everywhere by photographers, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. But her future is assured, as long as she can maintain her flawless public image — no easy feat when your betrothed is a notorious playboy.

Nathan Hayes is the heir of Paxco — controller of the former state of New York, and creator of human replication technology, science that every state and every country in the world would kill to have. Though Nadia and Nate aren’t in love, they’ve grown up close, and they (and the world) are happy enough with their match.

Until Nate turns up dead, and as far as everyone knows, Nadia was the last person to see him alive.

When the new Nate wakes up in the replication tanks, he knows he must have died, but with a memory that only reaches to his last memory backup, he doesn’t know what killed him. Together, Nadia and Nate must discover what really happened without revealing the secrets that those who run their world would kill to protect.

Resistance
REPLICA Book #2

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Nate Hayes is a Replica.

The real Nate was viciously murdered, but thanks to Paxco’s groundbreaking human replication technology, a duplicate was created that holds all of the personality and the memories of the original. Or…almost all. Nate’s backup didn’t extend to the days preceding his murder, leaving him searching for answers about who would kill him, and why. Now, after weeks spent attempting to solve his own murder with the help of his best friend and betrothed, Nadia Lake, Nate has found the answers he was seeking…and he doesn’t like what he’s discovered.

The original Nate was killed because he knew a secret that could change everything. Thanks to Nadia’s quick thinking, the two of them hold the cards now—or think they do.

Unfortunately, neither of them fully understands just how deep the conspiracy runs.

Revolution
REPLICA Book #3

COMING 11/11/14!

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Nadia Lake and Nate Hayes find themselves at the center of a horrifying conspiracy in this action-packed finale of Jenna Black’s SF romance series that began with Replica

From the author of the Faeriewalker series comes the stunning conclusion to the young adult science fiction thriller series that began with Replica and continued in Resistance.

At the conclusion of Resistance, Nadia Lake and the Replica of her best friend, Nate Hayes, found themselves at the center of a horrifying conspiracy. Framed for murder and wanted by the government, they have no choice but to go underground and seek refuge in the dangerous, gang-ridden slums of the Basement.

Jenna Black brings readers an action-packed final installment that will have them racing to the finish.
Sound good, right!!?

Make sure to check them out! For the rest of today, let’s learn some more about Jenna.

INTERVIEW WITH JENNA BLACK:

LITERAL ADDICTION - Chelle: Hi Jenna! Welcome back. I’m very happy to have you here again today. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with me…

JENNA: Thanks for having me!

LITERAL ADDICTION - Chelle: As you know, I always start by getting to know our guest author a little bit better. Last time you were here I asked you to tell me 3 things about yourself I couldn’t find out on the Net and you told me that you lived in Tahiti until you were 7. Is there a place that you absolutely would love to live?

JENNA: I used to do a lot of traveling when I was younger, and one thing I discovered was that no matter how much I enjoyed the travel, I always enjoyed coming home. So honestly, I don’t think there’s anywhere else I’d like to live than in my own home here in North Carolina. (I guess that makes me a homebody, but I’m fine with that.)

Q2): I also asked you to tell me 3 things that always make you smile and you mentioned watching The Princess Bride (me too!). Do you have a favorite quote from the movie?

JENNA: It is possibly the most quotable movie of all time, and you want me to pick ONE?? Inconceivable! (Ha-ha, get it?) I’ll refrain from picking any of the obvious, most-repeated ones and settle for one that never fails to make me laugh: when Vizizni is on the boat trying to get his crew to hurry and he shouts out: “Move the thing! And … that other thing!” I would so say that if I were a movie villain! I flounder for words all the time when talking.

Q3): You mentioned that you’re a ballroom dancer. Do you do Latin and American styles? What’s your favorite style to dance in?

JENNA: I do American style (as opposed to International style), and I do both Latin and Smooth. What I claim as my favorite dance changes at the drop of a hat (kind of like my favorite book/author/series does), but I’m especially fond of Foxtrot and Cha-cha. (In fact, I’m fond enough of Cha-cha that I once had a dog by that name.)

Q4): If I were to hop in your car or snag your MP3 player, what do you think I’d be most likely to hear?

JENNA: You’d be likely to hear a series of songs in completely different genres, leaving you completely confused as to what it is exactly I like. You might hear Rockapella, or Fall Out Boy, or Sarah Brightman, or 2Cellos, or Queen, or Carrie Underwood. I guess you can say I have eclectic tastes in music.

Q5): If you could spend the day with anyone – alive, dead, fictional, etc – with whom would you want to spend it, and what would you want to do?

JENNA: I’d probably like to spend a day with Elizabeth I. I’ve always been fascinated by women in history who managed to excel and hold power and influence despite the attitudes of their times, and she’s a great example. I’ve read a couple of biographies about her, so it’s not so much the details of her life I’d be interested in as the emotional journey she had to travel. So I’d basically just want to spend a day talking to her, asking her what it was like being the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. How did she deal with the horror of what happened to her mother and with her father’s changeable affections? And how did someone with her childhood manage to have the self-confidence to ascend to the throne and hold it for so long? She must have been an absolutely fascinating and extraordinary woman.

Q6): If your house were on fire, assuming everyone was safe and it was safe to do so quickly, what book(s) in your collection would you want to make sure and save from the inferno?

JENNA: I’d most want to save the books I have that are signed by authors who are no longer with us, because they would be completely irreplaceable. The first books that came to mind are WHEN GRAVITY FAILS by George Alec Effinger, which is dog-eared because I’ve read it so many times. Then there’s FROST & FIRE by Roger Zelazny, who was one of my instructors at Clarion West many moons ago. Last would be MAINSPRING, by Jay Lake, a friend who lost his battle against cancer earlier this year.

Q7): Congrats on the release of The Gifted Dead. I absolutely loved it. Was there anything specific that led to the inspiration to write the book?

JENNA: It was mostly spawned by a realization that (as far as I know) there were no urban fantasies around that were written on an epic scale. I figured the current urban fantasy market was pretty glutted with vampires and werewolves and fairies, so wanted to create a world with totally new magic, not based on any existing folklore. That’s usually the realm of epic fantasy, but I decided to do a new magic system and set it in the contemporary world. I like to call it a contemporary epic fantasy.

Q8): How many books would you like to see in the series?

JENNA: I don’t have a predetermined expectation. Because of the scope of the concept and the extensive cast of characters, there’s certainly the potential for it to be open-ended. How many books I write will mostly be dependent on how readers respond to them.

Q9): What was the most challenging thing about bringing The Gifted Dead to life?

JENNA: In some ways, the most challenging part was writing the less than 150-word back cover blurb, but I’ve already written an entire blog post on that here: http://bullspec.com/2014/09/24/the-hardest-part-jenna-black-on-the-gifted-dead/

As for the writing of the book itself, the hardest part was juggling so many point of view characters. I’d never written a book with more than four or five characters’ point of view, and trying to figure out how to intertwine their various parts of the plots was definitely challenging. It meant I wasn’t always writing in perfect chronological sequence, which is what I’m used to doing. It also meant there were times when I had to move scenes around, which I also am not used to doing. But it was an invigorating challenge, and after writing quite a few first-person fantasies, it was nice not to have to make sure all the action took place right in front of a single point of view character!

Q10): What about the REPLICA trilogy? Was there any specific inspiration for the creation of that world and characters?

JENNA: The idea was originally spawned by my then-day-job, where I had the feeling that some positions within my company had an obvious heir-apparent rather than really being open to any applicant. That made me start thinking of companies as hereditary monarchies, and through the admittedly convoluted pathways of my mind, the series was born.

Q11): The Gifted Dead is out now, Revolution (REPLICA #3) is coming 11/11, do you have anything else in the works or coming soon that your readers and fans can look forward to – compilations, box sets, etc?

JENNA: The final re-release in my Guardians of the Night series will be coming out on December 23rd. This was the first series I ever published, and I’m really happy the books are getting a chance to reach a new audience. They have brand new, gorgeous covers, and I’ve done some minor touch-ups of the stories themselves. I had no idea how much I used to love (by which I mean overuse) exclamation points!

Q12): What are you the most proud of with regards to your career so far?

JENNA: I’m proud of the perseverance I showed in continuing to write and seek publication in the face of many, many years of rejection. The first book I had published by a major New York publisher was WATCHERS IN THE NIGHT (Book 1 of the Guardians of the Night series), and it was the 18th book I’d completed over the course of 16 years of trying to break in. I consider myself the poster child for “Never Give Up!”

Q13): What’s next for Jenna Black? What do you have going on in the next handful of months that your readers might be interested in – signings, conventions, online events, etc?

JENNA: If all goes according to current plan, next year will see the publication of my first hardback, a YA horror novel. I don’t know if my title will survive the editorial process, but for now the book is called ONE WITH THE NIGHT, and I had an absolute blast writing it. The tentative plan is for it to come out sometime in the fall of next year, but that’s still up in the air.
As for events, I’ll be attending the Coastal Magic Convention in February (obviously), and (as always) the RT Booklovers Convention in May. I don’t have any other public appearances scheduled at the moment, but I have a list of upcoming appearances on my website, so if anything changes or there are additions, you’ll see them there.

Q14): Is there anything special that you’d like to say to your readers while I have you here today?

JENNA: Thank you very much for all the support you’ve given me through the years. You’ve helped me through more crises of confidence than you can ever imagine.

LITERAL ADDICTION - Chelle: Jenna, thank you so much again for being back with us today. I’m thrilled to tell the world about The Gifted Dead and the upcoming REPLICA book, and I cannot wait to meet you in February!

JENNA: Thanks again for having me! I look forward to my first trip to Coastal Magic and getting to meet lots of readers and bloggers!

Want to meet Jenna? You can! You can meet Jenna, tons of other amazing UF and PNR authors, me and LITERAL ADDICTION’s other officers, other well known featured bloggers, and loads of fellow book addicts and paranormal junkies at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL Feb 5-8 2015.

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy and paranormal romance focused convention in Daytona. With panels designed to start interesting discussion, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan. Join us for reader, blogger, and author shenanigans, and lots of “supernatural” inspired activities. Saturday’s charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. Come take a bite out of the beach with us!! Feb 5-8, 2015. Registration opened 7/1/14, so get your ticket HERE.

Keep up with all things Coastal Magic at the Website / Facebook Page / Facebook Event / Twitter / Pinterest

Posted 5 days ago

[Archive] Spotlight, Excerpt and Giveaway for Kym Grosso_10.16.14

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

10.16.14

Spotlight, Excerpt and Giveaway

for…

Kym Grosso

Posted 1 week ago

[Archive] Series Spotlight, Reviews, Author Ambush & Giveaway with Christina Henry_10.15.14

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

10/15/14

Series Spotlight, Reviews, Author Ambush & Giveaway

with…

Christina Henry

Posted 1 week ago

[Archive] Series Spotlight, Past Release Reviews, New Release Excerpt, Giveaway and CMC15 Promo for Elisabeth Naughton_10.10.14

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

10/10/14

Series Spotlight, Past Release Reviews, New Release Excerpt, CMC15 Promo and Giveaway

for…

Elisabeth Naughton

Hello everyone! LITERAL ADDICTION is very proud to be promoting for the wonderful Elisabeth Naughton on the site today!

Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A rabid reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home. Visit her website at www.ElisabethNaughton.com to learn more about her books.

You can also connect with Elisabeth on Facebook, on Twitter, on GoodReads and via her Newsletter.

Elisabeth is the proud creator of the STOLEN, AGAINST ALL ODDS, FIREBRAND and ETERNAL GUARDIANS series. The latest book in the ETERNAL GUARDIANS series, Twisted, was just dropped on September 25th and I’m here today to help Elisabeth promote and celebrate!

For those of you not yet familiar with the ETERNAL GUARDIANS, I’d like to get you all caught up. Let’s start with the new release so it’s nicely featured, and then I’ll tell you some more about the other installments of the series, including what I thought of them. :)

Twisted
ETERNAL GUARDIANS #7

Release date 9/25/14!

Buy from Amazon | B&N | iTunes | ARe

*LITERAL ADDICTION’s Review Coming Soon…

Nick –Leader of the half-breeds and the last true hero. He’s spent his life fighting a dark pull toward the gods. A pull he now knows is linked to his father Krónos and the Titan’s plan to escape from the Underworld.
But Nick’s hidden powers are coveted by more than just his father. Imprisoned by Hades, Nick battles every form of torture imaginable as the sadistic god schemes to break him. Only one thing is keeping him sane. One woman who gives him the strength to fight the relentless darkness. She has a dangerous plan of her own, though, and as Nick’s powers grow stronger, even she might not be enough to alter his destiny.
As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Nick’s allegiances are tested. And no one knows whether he will choose to fight for good or succumb to the sinister lure of evil. Not even him.
_________________

EXCERPT:

“Scars are tattoos with darker histories,” Cynna said quietly, tracing the uneven skin to the edge of his lips. “I wonder what this one would say if it could speak.”
Secured in the chains, Nick waited for her to ask. Waited for more, but it never came. Sighing, she lifted her hand from his face and set it back on his shoulder, then her fingers gently brushed his back again in a languid, sensual way that made the hairs on his skin stand at attention and another shiver ripple down his spine.
“Your constant defiance frustrates Zagreus,” she said. “He senses you’re growing stronger. He’s going to double his efforts soon.”
Frustrating the shit-for-brains Zagreus was the only pleasure Nick got anymore. He scoffed. “I think he already doubled his efforts yesterday.”
Her hands skimmed across his shoulders, and gods, that felt good, like she was tickling his skin. He fought from closing his eyes and relaxing into the wicked sensations running up and down his spine.
“Yesterday was only a sampling of what he has planned for you. The females he’s trapped here are Maenad nymphs, trained by the god Dionysus. They thrive on sexual energy. He will use them on you again and again until you can’t take it anymore.”
So the nymphs weren’t willing participants either, just as Nick had guessed. They were prisoners too, being forced to do something they probably didn’t want to do but couldn’t stop once they got going.
Like Cynna?
Her touch made his mind skip to what she was doing now. And that made him think of what he’d endured.
Death by sex. Though Nick liked sex as much as the next guy and had plenty of his own dark desires—most centering around Cynna these days—the thought of being tortured like that, by those females, turned his stomach.
Her hands slid under his arms and around his ribs until they rested against his chest. Then she moved closer, her heat seeping into his back, her succulent breasts pressing against his spine, her lean hips cradling his ass. And feeling her so close shut down his brain function, brought his full attention to where she touched him, pushed aside every other thought. His pulse picked up speed, and heat shot from beneath her hands, to his belly and straight into his groin, making him even thicker and harder.
“He wants you to break,” she whispered close to his ear.

Marked, Book #1
*Info and buy links HERE

Entwined, Book #2 
*Info and buy links HERE

Tempted, Book #3 
*Info and buy links HERE

-Read my review-

Enraptured, Book #4
*Info and buy links HERE

-Read my review-

Enslaved, Book #5 
*Info and buy links HERE

-Read my review-

Bound, Book #6
*Info and buy links HERE

-Review in progress-

Wait, before you enter to win, do you want to meet Elisabeth in person? You can! You can meet Elisabeth, tons of other amazing UF and PNR authors, LITERAL ADDICTION’s officers and other well known featured bloggers, and loads of fellow book addicts and paranormal junkies at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL Feb 5-8 2015.

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy and paranormal romance focused convention in Daytona. With panels designed to start interesting discussion, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan. Join us for reader, blogger, and author shenanigans, and lots of “supernatural” inspired activities. Saturday’s charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. Come take a bite out of the beach with us!! Feb 5-8, 2015. Registration opened 7/1/14, so get your ticket HERE.

Keep up with all things Coastal Magic at the Website / Facebook Page / Facebook Event / Twitter / Pinterest

CONTEST:

Elisabeth is offering up some serious goodies for this tour!

To enter, find the Rafflecopter widget for the Event on our Book Blasts & More page through 10/11 follow the directions, take action, and mark as ‘Done’.

Good luck, and as always… HAPPY READING!

—>CHECK OUT THE REST OF ELISABETH’S TOUR HERE!

Posted 1 week ago

[Archive] Series Spotlight, Reviews and Giveaway for Faith Hunter_10.7.14

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

10/7/14

Series Spotlight, Reviews and Giveaway

for…

Faith Hunter

Posted 2 weeks ago

[Archive] Series Spotlight, Reviews, CMC15 Promo & Giveaway for Larissa Ione_9.30.14

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

9/30/14

Series Spotlight, Reviews, Coastal Magic Convention Promo & Giveaway

for…

Larissa Ione

Hey everyone!

I’m very happy to be promoting for the uber fabulous Larissa Ione again today.

Air Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She has since published dozens of books, hit several bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today, and has been nominated for a RITA award. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

Keep up with Larissa online - Website / Facebook / Twitter / GoodReads

Larissa is the proud creator of the incredible DEMONICA and LORDS OF DELIVERANCE series. She also has a Native American based Vampire series called MOONBOUND CLAN VAMPIRE.

I cannot say enough good things about Larissa’s work, so if you haven’t had the pleasure of checking out her books, do! For today, however, I’m going to tell you about her MOONBOUND CLAN VAMPIRE series and its newest release, Chained by Night.

Bound by Night
MOONBOUND CLAN VAMPIRE Book #1

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*Read LITERAL ADDICTION’s Review HERE

Larissa Ione’s bestselling Demonica series has captivated fans with its sensual blend of dark passion and demonic fury. Now she takes you to another intoxicating world—where a dangerous clan of wild vampires rules the night…

A WOMAN OUT FOR BLOOD

Nicole Martin was only eight years old when the vampire slaves rose up in rebellion and killed her family. Now she devotes her life to finding a vaccine against vampirism, hoping to wipe out her memories—along with every bloodsucker on the planet. But there’s one thing she cannot destroy: her searing, undeniable attraction for the one man she should hate and fear the most …

A VAMPIRE OUT FOR REVENGE

A member of the renegade vampire MoonBound Clan, Riker is haunted by demons of his own. When he recognizes Nicole and remembers how her family enslaved his loved ones, his heart burns for vengeance. But when he kidnaps Nicole and holds her in a secret lair, his mortal enemy becomes his soul obsession, his greatest temptation, and, perhaps, his only salvation—a hot-blooded lover who could heal him with

her touch … or bury him forever.

Chained by Night
MOONBOUND CLAN VAMPIRE Book #2

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RELEASE DATE 9/30/14!

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THE FUTURE OF HIS TRIBE
Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction—or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.

THE LOVER OF HIS SOUL
But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress’s identical twin sister?

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha - Chelle
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

—Actual Rating 4.5 Skulls

Seriously, Larissa Ione can do no wrong… EXCELLENT read! I will admit that I didn’t love book #1. Yes, I liked it, but after devouring her Demonica and LoD books like the world’s most decadent treat, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be in for the long haul with Moonbound Clan. I can tell you with 100% certainty now that I AM! :)

Picking up where Bound by Night (book #1) leaves off, Hunter is resigning himself to a lifetime commitment to a woman he doesn’t even like, let alone love. In an effort to save his clan he made a deal with the clan chief of another to marry his daughter, thereby strengthening both clans. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only hardship. The humans are coming out en masse to try and destroy the vampires and life for the foreseeable future is looking challenging.

Action-packed, sexy, and intriguing with a super strong female that I adored, an incredible alpha male just soft enough around the edges to entice, a hated antagonist group that sickened and a group of supporting cast that will have you loving and hating with equal measure, Chained by Night was a ‘stay up extra hours’ engaging read that had me wanting the next book of the series immediately.

Highly recommended! Though I do suggest reading the series in order for maximum enjoyment.

Make sure to check them out!!

Do you want to meet Larissa in person? You can! You can meet Larissa, tons of other amazing UF and PNR authors, LITERAL ADDICTION’s officers and other well known featured bloggers, and loads of fellow book addicts and paranormal junkies at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL Feb 5-8 2015.

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy and paranormal romance focused convention in Daytona. With panels designed to start interesting discussion, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan. Join us for reader, blogger, and author shenanigans, and lots of “supernatural” inspired activities. Saturday’s charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. Come take a bite out of the beach with us!! Feb 5-8, 2015. Registration opened 7/1/14, so get your ticket HERE.

Keep up with all things Coastal Magic at the Website / Facebook Page / Facebook Event / Twitter / Pinterest

CONTEST:
I’m offering up winner choice of Bound by Night or Chained by Night in eBook from either Amazon or B&N

To enter, find the Rafflecopter widget on our Book Blasts & More page through 10/6, follow the directions, take action, and mark as ‘Done’.

Good luck, and as always… HAPPY READING!!

Posted 3 weeks ago

[Archive] Upcoming Release Spotlight, Interview, CMC15 Promo and Giveaway_9.29.14

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

9/29/14

Upcoming Release Spotlight, Interview, CMC15 Promo and Giveaway

with…

Lisa Kessler


Hello my literal addicts!

I am super happy to have the wonderful Lisa Kessler back with us today.
Lisa Kessler is a Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book. She currently writes the Night Series and the Moon Series for Entangled Publishing.

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. She’s married and lives in sunny San Diego, California.

You can keep up with Lisa online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

You can check out Lisa’s entire backlist HERE, but let me fill any new readers in on her MOON series so that we can all be ready for the awesome new release, Blood Moon, when it gets here! I’ll also let you know about a wonderful new box set she’s involved in called Seductive Supernaturals. Read on…

Moonlight
MOON Book #1

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Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf’s biggest challenge is keeping his kin’s true nature under wraps. But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out.

Lana Turpin doesn’t realize she’s a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she’s being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back—even though she’s never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy.

It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls…mate. Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her…and Adam must keep his own family from killing the only woman he will ever love.

Hunter’s Moon
MOON Book #2

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Sasha’s future was stolen from her the moment she was bitten. Now she’s on the run from the Nero Organization that transformed her from a human detective into a shape shifting jaguar assassin.

When a rogue bounty hunter threatens her younger sister, she’ll be forced to fight, and with nowhere else to turn, Sasha will need to trust the one man who has every reason to want her dead.

Aren is a werewolf with a secret. While protecting his twin brother and Alpha of the Pack, he found his one mate for life. Sadly she’s also the jaguar assassin who tried to kill them both. Now Aren is struggling between his animal nature to love and protect her, and his loyalty to the Pack.

Add book #3, Blood Moon - Releasing Soon - to your GoodReads Shelf, as well (cover and blurb coming soon)!

And… the new box set with 11 other best-selling and award-winning authors, Seductive Supernaturals, coming 10/20/14…

Bad boys, tortured alpha heroes, and kick-ass heroines all come together in 12 steamy full-length paranormal romance novels and novellas from NY Times, USA Today, and national bestselling authors! Whether you’re looking for tantalizing dark tales or the humorous side of the supernatural, you’ll get werewolves, vampires, fallen angels, monster hunters, and ghosts—every one of them a hot temptation you won’t be able to resist…

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Pre-order now from Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon Ca / B&N / iTunes / Kobo

Check in to one of the eBook retailers to read about each of the stories that comprise the box set, including Lisa’s Night Angel.

Now, let’s learn some more about Lisa, shall we?

INTERVIEW WITH LISA KESSLER:

LITERAL ADDICTION - Chelle: Hi Lisa! Welcome back. As always, I’m thrilled to be promoting for you today!!

LISA: Hi Chelle! *waving* Great to be back with the Literal Addicts again! :)

LITERAL ADDICTION - Chelle: I always start out by asking some random ‘get to know you’ type questions, as you know. We did most of the normal ones last time we did an interview with you for the NIGHT series, so I thought I’d throw some new ones at you this time.

Q1): The last time you were here I asked you to tell me 3 things about yourself I couldn’t find out easily on the Net and you mentioned that you chew gum [furiously] while you write. What’s your favorite kind and why?

LISA: Great question! LOL I’m kind of an aficionado of sugarless gums!
LOL I’ve tried most all of them, and my favorite is still Trident Bubble Gum. Occasionally I’ll also chomp Trident Sweet Mint too just for a change of pace! LOL

Q2): I also asked you what you liked to do in your non-author time and you told me that you adore Disneyland. What are your favorite parts of the park?

LISA: Fantasyland is my favorite. I love the storybook rides and It’s a Small World, but during the Fall I’m all about the Haunted Mansion. They switch it up in September and all of the Nightmare Before Christmas cast takes it over. Amazing!!! It’s my favorite Halloween tradition! :)

Q3): If I were to pick up your MP3 player or jump in your car, what would I be most likely to hear?

LISA: I have pretty eclectic tastes so it could be anything from show tunes, to Adam Lambert, to Queen, to Metallica! LOL It’d probably be easier to tell you what wouldn’t be playing… Country and rap. Just not my things! :)

Q4): If your house was on fire, assuming everyone was perfectly safe and you were able, what book(s) would you attempt to go back in to save from the inferno?

LISA: All my signed Kelley Armstrong and Anne Rice books! Yikes! My hubby would be right beside me braving the flames to save all his Stephen King 1st edition hardbacks.

Q5): Let’s play a game…. You are the heroine in the last book you read and are dating the hero from the one before. Who are you and who is your boy toy?

LISA: I’m Mercy Thompson and my boy toy would be Charles from the Alpha and Omega series… I can see lots of drama on the horizon when Adam Hauptman finds out, right? LOL

Q6): What’s a typical writing day like for you? Do you have a process that you normally follow or is it sort of by the cuff?

LISA: I wish I had a typical day. Before I started writing full time, I had this mental picture that I’d have hours to write every single day, but it hasn’t worked out like that for me just yet. Between promo for new releases, sales on backlist releases, and writing new books my days are crazy. When a book deadline is nearing though, everything else takes a backseat so I can crank out words every single day. Lots of words… Whee!

Q7): Was there any specific inspiration behind the creation of the MOON series?

LISA: It was actually born from a short story. I’d met Ray Bradbury and he challenged me to write 52 short stories in 52 weeks. During that challenge I wrote a short story called Moonlight about a woman who had no idea that when she passed out during the new moon cycle, she was really shifting into a huge black jaguar.

Anyway, after I wrote the short story, I couldn’t stop thinking about Lana and Adam and wondering what would happen next. That story ended up being Chapter One of MOONLIGHT and after I met the rest of the Pack, I knew I needed to write each of their stories.

Q8): How many books do you have planned for the series?

LISA: There will be eight books total. The final book will be Sebastian’s.

Q8): For my readers who are new to the series, can you tell us a little bit about it in your own words?

LISA: The Moon Series centers around a werewolf pack in Reno, Nevada. Their path is on a collision course with a top secret government contractor, the Nero Organization, who is obsessed with breeding the ultimate assassin.

Q9): Congratulations on the wrap up of the NIGHT series by the way! So great. :) Do you have anything else in the works outside of the MOON series that you can share with my readers?

LISA: Thank you!!! I’ve been thrilled with the reader response for the final book in the Night Series, NIGHT CHILD! I’ve got a new series that my agent is shopping around, and in the meantime, NIGHT ANGEL is going into the new multi-author boxed set you mentioned above, Seductive Supernaturals! I’m thrilled to be a part of it! :)

Q10): Is there anything special you’d like to say to your readers and fans while I have you here today?

LISA: I’d love to thank all my readers and all the amazing people on my Night Angels street team too! You all make this crazy publishing journey worthwhile and I appreciate every one of you who take the time to read and breathe life into my stories.

LITERAL ADDICTION - Chelle: Lisa, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to be with us again today. I adore having you here and I am SOOO excited to finally meet you in February!

LISA: Oh I can’t wait to meet you too Chelle!!! When my first book, Night Walker, came out, you were one of the FIRST book bloggers who had me on their blog and I’ve never forgotten! Thanks for all the support over the years! :)

Do you want to meet Lisa in person? You can! You can meet Lisa, tons of other amazing UF and PNR authors, LITERAL ADDICTION’s officers and other well known featured bloggers, and loads of fellow book addicts and paranormal junkies at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL Feb 5-8 2015.

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy and paranormal romance focused convention in Daytona. With panels designed to start interesting discussion, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan. Join us for reader, blogger, and author shenanigans, and lots of “supernatural” inspired activities. Saturday’s charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. Come take a bite out of the beach with us!! Feb 5-8, 2015. Registration opened 7/1/14, so get your ticket HERE.

Keep up with all things Coastal Magic at the Website / Facebook Page / Facebook Event / Twitter / Pinterest

CONTEST:
There’s a contest for this Event going on until 10/6 over on our Author Interviews page!!

Posted 3 weeks ago

[ARCHIVE] Series Spotlight, Author Ambush & Giveaway with Anton Strout_9.25.14

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

9/25/14

Series Spotlight, Author Ambush & Giveaway

with…

Anton Strout

Posted 4 weeks ago