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Hey-oh, Literal Addicts! Long time no blog... Sorry for the hiatus and the awful outdated look to the site (I will have to remedy that very soon!), but I'm back with a few exciting things in the near future nonetheless. Today, I’m super excited to share MY upcoming release (yes, you read that right, your Pack Alpha is now a published author. Eep!), YOUR MOVE, included in the FINDERS KEEPERS: THE PURSE boxed-set. 

This anthology features eight books based on a single writing prompt, so there's a little something for everyone--romcom, romantic suspense, inspirational romance, romantic mystery, etc. But the one thing I know that you'll get...ALL the feels!

Curl up with eight romances where each heroine discovers a surprise in her purse that sends her on a wild ride to her happily-ever-after!

FINDERS KEEPERS: THE PURSE will hit Amazon on 9/10/19. You can pre-order now—all 8 stories!—for only $0.99. That's WAY less than your morning cup of coffee from your favorite shop.

Being a first-time author--aside from those 3 horror shorts that were picked up and published in Sirens Call--being included in this incredible group of talented writers has been surreal and an absolute pleasure for me, and I cannot wait for you all to read it. 

And now, without further ado, here’s a peek at YOUR MOVE, my contemporary romance mystery contribution to this fabulous boxed-set, written as Rayvn Salvador, my nom de plume. The heroine, Detective Melisandre Watson, is actually a side character from my full-length work in progress, THE RELICa thriller that I hope to get back to very, very soon, and which you will be teased about a bit at the end of YOUR MOVE.

Their past is the key to everything, but the move to the future has yet to be made.

Years ago, Detective Melisandre Watson made a decision to walk away from the love of her life, but she never stopped thinking about him. Now, embroiled in the biggest case of her life, she suddenly realizes how alone she really is and wonders about her life choices. It doesn’t matter, though. Vaughn Romano is gone, and no other man has ever made her feel the way he did.

When Mel’s case suddenly takes an interesting turn, she starts to doubt everything in her life. She can’t catch the perp, she has another mystery she can’t seem to solve, and her love life is non-existent. But then fate intervenes, making her face something that she never thought to confront again, and bringing up things and feelings from her past she thought long forgotten.

The onus is on her. The question is, will she make the right move and choose love? 

So....there you have it. My baby. I'm really, really proud of this book. It took a lot out of me, especially since I didn't think I would ever write a romance. A horror or thriller, sure. A fantasy as ML Olson or Chelle Eden, absolutely. But not a romance. Yet, here it is. :) There were a lot of self-doubt moments and lots and LOTS of cold sweats along the way, especially after I sent it to some super highly respected industry professionals to review and got feedback. It was tough love, and OH so needed, and the book that you will hold in your hands next month will show that. 

So, a BIG shoutout to Liz Berry for telling me how it is--how it REALLY is!--and helping me make this baby shine! To my beta readers Dianne, Marta, Lisa, and Janelle for taking a chance on me and telling me their thoughts in the book's infancy. To my editor, Laura, for picking up all those things that even my editor brain couldn't see. And last but certainly not least, to Kristen Proby for bearing with me as I stuttered and stammered and begged and pleaded for a possible cover quote and then sent her like five different versions to look at (I just sent her the final version yesterday by the way, that's how long I dallied and hemmed and hawed. LOL) and still telling me not to be scared and that I had this.

While I'm here, I want to give an extra-special shoutout to Jen Talty, who took a massive chance on me by asking me to be a part of this anthology. She had never read a word I had written, but had the faith that I could do it and has been my biggest cheerleader going forward. And when she finally got a chance to read what I came up with, her feedback and praise and encouragement made me blush deeper than the pink on that cover that she so graciously made for me. :) When you all read my dedication in YOUR MOVE, a lot of that is for Jen. And for my writing group, Badass Bitches be Brainstorming. Erika, Brandon, I love you guys bunches!

But enough gushing and carrying on. I want to introduce you to the other incredible authors and stories in this anthology!


[Romantic Suspense]

What started as a reunion ends in a deadly twist and an unexpected finish.

JEN TALTY: Welcome to my World! I’m a USA Today Bestseller of Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance.

I first started writing while carting my kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. My first book, IN TWO WEEKS was originally published in 2007. In 2010 I helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where I ran the technical side of the business through 2016.

I’m currently enjoying the next phase of my life…the empty NESTER! My husband and I spend our winters in Jupiter, Florida and our summers in Rochester, NY. We have three amazing children who have all gone off to carve out their places in the world, while I continue to craft stories that I hope will make you readers feel good and put a smile on your face.



Mama always warned her that her sense of adventure would only lead to trouble. Tall. Dark. Delicious. Trouble.

CASEY HAGEN: USA Today Bestselling author Casey Hagen pens her snarky, passionate stories from the salty air of Kennebunk, Maine. She’s a born and raised Vermont native, a New England girl to the core, with Ben & Jerry’s in her heart and real Vermont maple syrup pumping through her veins.

She’s the proud mother of three girls and a new, first-time grandma with an insatiable addiction to Fall Out Boy, and a new, rather concerning obsession with tattoos and piercings. Can you say “cool grandma?”

The inked and pierced grandma spends her time tucked away in her office, coated in cat hair, alternating between tearing her hair out trying to find the perfect words and being one step ahead of her three scheming fur babies she is positive are plotting her demise with every swirl around her ankles at the top of her office stairs.

She loves writing stories about real people, with complicated histories, relatable everyday problems, and giving them the hard-won happily-ever-afters they deserve.

And she thanks every last one of you who picks up one of her stories.

Casey is done talking about herself in the third person.

*Casey out*


[Military Romance]

He’d cracked the wall around her heart.

NICOLE S. PATRICK: Nicole S. Patrick has always loved to read, and in her teenage years, she “borrowed” her mom’s books to sneak away and become lost in the world of romance. After more than ten years in the corporate world of tech recruiting and HR management, she decided to stay home and raise children. But with so many romantic stories and characters floating around in her head, when the kids napped, she was compelled to put those words on a page and pursue this crazy dream of becoming published. Nicole writes romantic suspense and her heroes are those alpha males in uniform. She lives in New Jersey with her real-life hero, her husband, and her two sons. 


[Inspirational Romance]

When a chance encounter warms the heart and lights the way home.

STACEY WILK: Stacey Wilk wrote her first novel in middle school to quiet the characters in her head. It was that or let them out to eat the cannolis and she wasn’t sharing her grandfather’s Italian pastries. 

Many years later her life took an adventurous turn when she gave birth to two different kinds of characters. She often sits in awe of their abilities to make objects fly, it snow on command, and remain dirty after contact with water. She does share the cannolis with them for fear of losing her fingers. 

Because of the extraordinary characters now in her home instead of in her head, including a king who surfaces after dark and for coffee, she writes novels about family: those that we are born to and those that we pick up along the way. You can find her message in her middle-grade fantasy novels as well as her women’s fiction novels. Family are those that love you when you need them.

When she’s not creating stories in make-believe places, she can be found hanging with the cast members of her house, or teaching others how to make make-believe worlds of their own. 


[Contemporary Romance]

He lost his true love. Will he ever find another?

ROBIN STONE: Robin started writing stories when she was five years old. She wrote essays, articles, and over a million words of nonfiction before turning to fiction in 2011. She watched erotic romance authors having way too much fun, and after writing her first erotic romance, she was hooked.

She writes erotic romances starring handyman heroes. Robin’s imagination is filled with delivery men, landscapers, and carpenters. Her sex-positive books (M/F, M/M, and M/M/F) are emotional stories that keep readers coming back for more. 

Robin lives near Boston and likes reading, travel, and eating good chocolate. She loves hearing from her readers. 


[Contemporary Romance]

When the past and present collide, love can be a real killer.

LISA RICARD CLARO: Lisa Ricard Claro is an award-winning author and Pushcart Prize nominee whose work is published across multiple media to include articles, essays, short stories, children’s educational books, and her hands-down favorite: melt-your-heart Romance novels featuring unforgettable characters who tangle their lives and their hearts on the road to a life-changing love.

After years of spinning her stories from a landlocked Southern town, Lisa heeded the call of her inner mermaid and moved to the beach with her husband, cat, and two dogs, because nothing soothes her spirit and sparks her creativity like saltwater and sand. Margaritas are also a plus, because mermaids love that salty stuff!

Lisa also has a heart for rescues, and you’ll find a rescued pet companion in every one of her books. After all, even if messy and covered in fur, love is what life is all about.


[Contemporary Romance]

Their journey to love is battered by secrets from their pasts.

JUDY KENTRUS: I was born and raised in NJ and moved to PA ten years ago. I’m a romantic at heart, having married my high school sweetheart and we raised a wonderful son and daughter. My books are fun, romantic suspense that will make you laugh, cry and sigh from their HEA’s.

And there you have it! They look great, right!? 

Thank you for being here! I appreciate you reading and sharing in my excitement. Remember to pre-order FINDERS KEEPERS: THE PURSE while it’s still only $0.99--that price won't last forever! And keep watch on the FB page or my Author Page for more info. 

You can also find me as Rayvn Salvador on AmazonBookBubBook+Main Bites (there's actually a baby snippet over there if you want to check it out!), Goodreads, and Twitter.

*Unfortunately, our companion Tumblr archive blog isn't working right now so I can't leave you a COMMENTS link to chat *sad face*, but feel free to use the page's URL to share if you want, and let me know what you think at any of my social sites! XO


Hey, gang!

I have something new and interesting for you today...

We're doing an unveiling and review of a Bookworm Box from You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter, as well.

The Bookworm Box was created by the amazing author Colleen Hoover on the foundation of spreading the good, so 100% of the profit after overhead costs is donated to different charities each month. They are in the process of obtaining their official 501c3 status.  You can even suggest a charity via the donation form under the "Board" tab on their website. Please note that the charity you suggest must be an established charity and cannot be an individual. 

They also have a shop to purchase individual pieces of swag from their online store

They're currently sold out for June, but you can check back in July to order yours.

So now, without further ado, here's our very own Scholastic Siren, Sara, unveiling the box sent to us for review. We'll follow up with thoughts on the items received as they are used and enjoyed.

Any questions, feel free to contact them. Or if you're in Texas, you can even stop by their real store! 

Hey, everyone!

I'm here today to share with you the cover for the 2nd book in Faith Hunters Soulwood series.

Blood of the Earth


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Set in the same world as the New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, an all-new series starring Nell Ingram, who wields powers as old as the earth.

When Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she was almost alone in the world, exiled by both choice and fear from the cult she was raised in, defending herself with the magic she drew from her deep connection to the forest that surrounds her.

Now, Jane has referred Nell to PsyLED, a Homeland Security agency policing paranormals, and agent Rick LaFleur has shown up at Nell’s doorstep. His appearance forces her out of her isolated life into an investigation that leads to the vampire Blood Master of Nashville.

Nell has a team—and a mission. But to find the Master’s kidnapped vassal, Nell and the PsyLED team will be forced to go deep into the heart of the very cult Nell fears, infiltrating the cult and a humans-only terrorist group before time runs out…


Curse on the Land

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COMING 11/1/16!

Set in the same world as Faith Hunter’s New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, the second Soulwood novel tells the story of a woman whose power comes from deep within the earth...
Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly-formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded—even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals presents dangers of its own...
After training at the PsyLED academy, Nell returns home to her woods to find the land feeling sick and restless. And that sickness is spreading. With the help of her team, under the leadership of agent Rick LaFleur, Nell tries to determine the cause. But nothing can prepare them for the evil that awaits: an entity that feeds on death itself. And it wants more

Hey, literal addicts!

I'm here today to tell you all about a brand new series coming from authors Lia Davis and Kerry Adrienne.

Cursed in Stone

Genre: Gothic romance

Tagline: Cursed by forbidden love, freed by eternal light 

Series overview:

Cursed in Stone, a Gothic Romance series from Lia Davis and Kerry Adrienne

Constantine De La Fontaine fought in the Third Crusade, certain he was on the side of the righteous. After being wounded in battle, he’s tended to by the beautiful and mysterious Amara, a woman who’s hiding a dangerous secret. She’s the caliph’s daughter, and he’s promised her hand in marriage to the demon who made him powerful. Con and Amara’s love is white hot but forbidden. When the demon finds out about their tryst, he lashes out in a jealous rage, cursing both to live out eternity in their own personal hells.

For centuries, Con lives as a gargoyle, cursed in stone and destined to watch others find love, with no knowledge of Amara’s fate. Able to take human form only during the three nights of the full moon, he wanders the streets of the cities the curse transports him to, lost and brokenhearted. Then, a whisper on the wind and a magical pull to a gemstone gives him new hope for breaking his curse and finding out what’s happened to his lost love. A cloaked figure, an ancient tome, and more gemstones slowly begin to help him unravel the mystery of his curse—and possibly his freedom.

This incredible saga unfolds in a series of five novella-length stories, each set in a different city around the world. The series begins with Sunstone's Fire, releasing on April 5, 2016, followed by Opal's Seduction, Amethyst's Imbalance, Sapphire's Star, and wraps up with Emerald's Light on October 11, 2016. Learn more at:

A peek at books 1 & 2...

Sunstone's Fire

Cursed in Stone, book 1

by Lia Davis

Releases on April 5, 2016

Stripped of fire and passion
The sunstone--and those who possess it--loses all attraction.

Full blurb coming soon…



Opal's Seduction

Cursed in Stone, book 2

by Kerry Adrienne

Releases May 10, 2016

Earth's rainbow, opal's seduction above; hide the truth of one's true love.

Full blurb coming soon…


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About the Authors:

Kerry Adrienne:

Repped by the fabulous Marisa Corvisiero with the Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and various small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. Her shoe horde will attest to her fine shopping skills.

In addition to writing, Kerry loves to sew (costumes and cosplay, especially), draw, paint, make chainmail, and play guitar.

Her new love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and they have already gone on many adventures. They travel to as many concerts as they can–especially Green Day and Marilyn Manson.

You can visit her much-neglected costuming blog here: Maybe she’ll have time to update it soon.

Connect with Kerry: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon | Goodreads


Lia Davis:

In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.

While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.

Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it! Sign up for her newsletter, become a member of her fan club, and follow her on Twitter  @NovelsByLia.

Connect with Lia: Website | Newsletter | Facebook fan page | Facebook Fan Club | Twitter

Hello, everyone.

I have some super cool to announce to you all…

LITERAL ADDICTION has teamed up some incredible authors as part of a super, SUPER cool prize pack being offered. Tigris Eden is offering up a paid registration to Coastal Magic Convention 2016, as well as dinner and drinks at Sloppy Joes with her, Larissa Ione, Jocelynn Drake, Dianna Love, Hildie McQueen, Chudney Thomas and Charity and I (Your Bewitching Bella and Pack Alpha)!

There are also some other cool goodies up for grabs—I’m throwing in a custom necklace with charms from each of the participating authors, a boatload of swag, and a bunch of books. J

Entry is easy. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below between now and 9/14.

But while I have you here, let me tell you a little bit about these amazing ladies and Coastal Magic.

Tigris Eden

One of Tigris’ fondest memories, was in the sixth grade, when her teacher read her story, “The Case of The Missing Pepperoni”, out loud to the class. It was then she decided she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. But like all childhood dreams, reality has a way of crashing in and disrupting plans. But her imagination and the voices inside her head never stopped talking. Every dream she could remember was jotted down in her dream journals.

When she’s not writing Tigris marvel’s at life’s gifts. She likes to take pictures of beautiful things. She openly admits that what she may find beautiful another person might not, and she’s perfectly okay with that. She enjoys her music and doesn’t leave home without it. Long pillow conversations with LL about nonsensical things, and hanging out with her boys, when they deem her “cool enough.”

Tigris is a military brat who’s done her fair share of travelling, thanks to her Army father. She’s married to the infamous LL and has three boys. She currently resides in Houston and is actively seeking a book-buddy for the end of the world.

Check out Tigris’s SHADOW UNIT, NEW EARTH, ARCTIC WOLVES, and V VICES series. She’s also a part of the ROMANTIC TALES: BEDTIME STORIES series.

You can keep up with Tigris on GoodReads, Twitter, Facebook, and at her website.


Larissa Ione

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 fridgejust 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 at her Website, on GoodReads, on Facebook and on Twitter.

Jocelynn Drake

Love comes in many varied forms. There is the love of family, love of country, and love of chocolate.

But for Jocelynn Drake, one truly treasured love is the love of a good story. This former Midwestern native now left to sweat in the South Florida sun spends the majority of her time lost in the strong embrace of a good book. When she’s not hammering away at her keyboard, frowning at her monitor, or curled up with a book, she can usually be found cuddling with her cat Demona, walking her dog Max, or flinging curses at the TV while playing a video game.

Outside of books, pets, and video games, she is completely enamored of Bruce Wayne, Ezio Auditore, travel, tattoos, explosions, fast cars, and Anthony Bourdain (but only when he’s feeling really cranky).

Make sure to check out Jocelynn’s DARK DAYS and ASYLUM TALES and HIDDEN LONDON series (as Joy Douglass).

Find Jocelynn on the web on her Website, on Facebook, on GoodReads and on Twitter.


Dianna Love

New York Times best seller Dianna Love always liked to do things bigand still does. After spending many years traveling across country to create unusual marketing projects for Fortune 500 company, she’s now released her energetic muse on creating high-octane romantic thriller stories and urban fantasy. Her first book won the prestigious RITA® Award (as Dianna Love Snell) and she now has a new Slye Temp romantic thriller series with the most recent being DECEPTIVE TREASURES. Dianna also writes the NYT Bestselling Belador urban fantasy series, the Red Moon YA series (as Micah Caida), and the Riley Walker series.

When not speaking at national and international events throughout the year, Dianna lives in the metro Atlanta area with her motorcycle-instructor husband and a tank full of unruly saltwater fish named after celebrities. For more on Dianna visit and visit her on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

 Hildie McQueen

Hildie writes Historical Western Romance as well as Paranormal Romance, with a touch of Historical here and there. She’s also published eight Highlander Historical Erotic short stories. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as Georgia Romance Writers and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapters of RWA.

For fun she spends a lot of time with her girlfriends. Her wonderful hubby is her partner in crime for traveling. They love to jump in the car or sometimes his motorcycle and head to the mountains, the city or the beach.


Find Hildie online at her website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.


Chudney Thomas

Chudney was born in Brooklyn New York, raised on the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. According to her father, she learned to read at three and wouldn’t allow him to skip a page of a story. She grew up raiding her mother’s stash of books and her Aunt Patsy’s extensive library. There, she developed her love of literature, and specifically romance.

Books transported her to different worlds, and encouraged her to learn about different cultures, continents, expanding her horizons. She currently lives in Central Florida with her family and their interesting pet pooch Maya.

Check out Chudney’s CENTRAL FLORIDA PACK series (nominated for outstanding debut author in paranormal romance), and keep up with her online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

You already know me and Charity (probably too well! LOL), so I won’t bore you there! ;-)

Now, let me tell you about Coastal Magic…


Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy, paranormal, and romance focused convention in Daytona Beach, FL, February 4-7, 2016. There will be panels, meet & greets with fun themes, and some cool evening activities. There are 250 general registration tickets available, and the featured author list will include more than 50 awesome storytellers once everyone is settled! It's a relatively small shindig, but full of dedicated, enthusiastic people.

I'm SO excited about the variety of authors and sub-genres represented. Everyone will have opportunity to meet and chat with their favorites, and I bet you all find some “new favorites” on the list, as well. :-) If you haven't checked out who'll be attending yet... go... do that... I'll wait...

There will also be a charity book sale and signing open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. The charity, once again, is Habitat For Humanity. One of the nice things about the signing is that there will be additional authors participating, so keep an eye on the charity signing page to see who sneaks in for the afternoon! The hotel information is listed on the Coastal Magic site with a link for our group rates, for those who'll be staying on site.

LITERAL ADDICTION (along with the other Featured Bloggers) will be hosting even more of the featured authors for guest spots and promotional posts in the next several months, so make sure you're keeping an eye out for those!!

If you want more info about Coastal Magic... here's where to find it in your favorite social media worlds:

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Now, if you want to meet these amazing ladies, tons of others, make some super cool new friends, and hang out with other book-loving fanatics at the beach in February, enter to win your Bite At The Beach below. If you don’t happen to win (or don’t want to chance it & want to make sure you get a ticket), we would still absolutely LOVE to have you join us, so feel free to register on your own. It’s the most affordable Con I’ve ever found, and the ‘bang for the buck’ is second to none!!

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Hello everyone!

LITERAL ADDICTION is thrilled to be promoting for the fabulous Stacey Kennedy once again today. This time, to reveal the gorgeous cover for the next MAGIC AND MAYHEM installment, Witches be Burned.

STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy. 

Connect with Stacey:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

As mentioned, I'm here today to help Stacey reveal the cover for Witches be Burned. Check it out!

Witches Be Burned



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In Stacey Kennedy's paranormal romance novel, a rookie guardian sworn to protect the undead risks life and love in a world of violence, witchcraft, and seduction.

Nexi Jones has lost her family, she’s been stripped of her guardian duties, and she’s still learning the ins and outs of white magic. At least she has Kyden, the smoldering hot elite guardian who’s been there for her every step of the way. But just as Nexi completes her training, tragedy strikes the Otherworld when a fellow guardian is murdered by a group of rogue vampires. Ready or not, she and Kyden trek into the Earthworld to hunt down a killer—and Nexi alone will be put to the ultimate test.

Although Kyden knows that Nexi must fight her own battles, his guardian instincts are raging as he struggles to keep her close. The ruthlessness of these vampires is like nothing he’s ever seen. And at their helm is the Black Witch Astoria, a demon with one burning desire: to shed Nexi’s blood in the name of vengeance. What troubles Kyden even more, though, is the warlock who covets Nexi’s heart. Let the devil do his worst . . . all Kyden can do is love and protect Nexi until his last breath.

And make sure to check out book #1 of the series, Werewolves be Damned...

Werewolves be Damned


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Nexi Jones—part witch, part guardian, and wannabe kick-ass warrior—can’t throw a punch or conjure the simplest magic. But that doesn’t stop her from hunting the werewolves who slaughtered her human family. She’ll have her revenge, but only if Kyden, the elite guardian, would get the hell out of her way.

Kyden can’t decide if Nexi wants to get herself killed or if she just has no clue what she’s doing. But her father made it clear: keep Nexi safe…or else. Of course, the more Nexi runs toward revenge, the more she needs Kyden’s aid, and as she grows into her power and confidence, so does his desire to protect her. The only problem? She’d rather he dropped dead.

But when a vampire paints a bull’s-eye on Nexi’s back, she’s hard-pressed to deny Kyden and the help he’s offering. Even if it means getting her revenge will be a little bit harder. At least it will still be as sweet.


Hello everyone! LITERAL ADDICTION is very pleased to be promo'ing for the wonderful Kerry Schafer again today to tell you about her Between series. There are two books in the series available, and another on the way...

Kerry Schafer lives in Colville, Washington, with her family, which includes two cats, a rescue fish, and a preternaturally large black dog. A self-styled perpetual student, she earned an RN from Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta; a BA in English (Honours) from York University in Toronto, Ontario; and an M.Ed. in counseling psychology from Washington State University.

You can connect with Kerry online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads!

We’re here today to help Kerry promote and celebrate the entire series and get you all excited for the release of the final book of the trilogy coming very soon... Check it out!


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Vivian Maylor can’t sleep. Maybe it’s because she just broke up with her boyfriend and moved to a new town, or it could be the stress of her new job at the hospital. But perhaps it’s because her dreams have started to bleed through into her waking hours.

All of her life Vivian has rejected her mother’s insane ramblings about Dreamworlds for concrete science and fact, until an emergency room patient ranting about dragons spontaneously combusts before her eyes—forcing Viv to consider the idea that her visions of mythical beasts might be real.

And when a chance encounter leads her to a man she knows only from her dreams, Vivian finds herself falling into a world that seems strange and familiar all at once—a world where the line between dream and reality is hard to determine, and hard to control…


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Vivian Maylor is trying to hold it together. But her attempts to build a life with the man she loves seem doomed by the dragon inside her yearning to break free. Vivian is a dreamshifter, the last line of defense between reality and the dreamworld, and the only one of her kind.

Weston Jennings also believes he is the only one of his kind. He fears his powers as a dreamshifter, and resists learning to control them. After suffering a tragic loss, Weston heads deep into the woods of the Pacific Northwest to embrace a safe life of solitude. But when a terrible mistake leads to an innocent’s death, his guilt drives him to his former home, where he encounters what he never thought he would find: another shifter.
Now Vivian and Weston must work together to defeat a new threat to the dreamworld.

The Nothing

Vivian has one chance to save the worlds, and it could cost her everything.

In The Nothing, the third and final book of the Between Trilogy, a mysterious illness is killing healthy people in their sleep. While doctors and world leaders scramble to determine the source of the mysterious epidemic, Vivian Maylor travels through an increasingly unstable Between on a quest to stop it. She already knows the source of the disaster: Aidan the dragon queen has poisoned the dreamworlds. Every time a dreamworld dies, any dreamer caught up in that dream dies too. Much as Vivian despises the dark magic of the Sorcieri, they hold the secrets she needs to be able to pursue Aidan through the locked gates into the Forever. She has one chance to save the worlds—if she can persuade the Sorcieri to share their secrets, and if she is willing to sacrifice everything she loves…

A message from Kerry about THE NOTHING...

A Chance to be Part of the Story…

An unfinished series is a very sad thing. As a reader I am devastated when I finish a book and there isn't another one and the story hasn't yet ended. It reminds me of the time I bought a book and for some reason the last page was missing. There I sat, holding that book in my hands and screaming inside, "But I don't know what happened!!!"

When I started writing a trilogy I made a promise to my readers that I would finish what I started. And I intend to do that. Ace Books has opted not to pick up The Nothing so I'm going to publish it independently. However, I would like for the quality of the last book to be at the same level as the first two and good editors don't come cheap.

For all of these reasons, I'm running a Kickstarter to help give The Nothing a chance to find its way to more readers. If you would like to be part of this—either by backing the project or spreading the word—you can read all about it at


Right now, there is a giveaway for BETWEEN!!! To enter to win a copy, check out the contest here, before November 13th.

You can also win a copy (either print, or ebook) by clicking on the rafflecopter link below. This Series Spotlight contest ends on November 11th.




Hey everyone!

If you've been a literal addict for awhile, you know how much I adore Rachel Caine and The Morganville Vampires series. I have raved long and loud about the series and how much I love it. So, imagine my immense excitement when I heard that the series was being made into a web series. 

When I met Rachel in Miami in February we discussed the series and I was waiting on the edge of my seat to watch Season 1. Well, the wait is over. The series was launched on October 27th and is gaining popularity every day.

For those of you that don't know about it (or forgot about it), I'm here to tell you some things and share some exclusive content and news that I was beyond fortunate to gain access to, so that I could share it with all of you (those behind the scenes pics can't be found anywhere online [at least not yet])!

I'm so excited, check it out...


On Halloween, Episode 1 of the web series hit 50K views, and the rest of the series is climbing towards 50K, as well!! Yay! :) 


Now, let me get you a little more caught up...

Morganville: The Series Revitalizes Vampire Genre Just in Time for Halloween

Rachel Caine’s Snarky Vampires Perfect for Geek & Sundry’s October Line-up

Geek & Sundry: Rachel Caine is adapting her Morganville Vampires books – fifteen (15) total – for a hilarious fright fest of a web series. Each episode of the first season is expected to be 8-12 minutes long, bringing the entire season to about an hour and is freely adapted by Rachel from the first novel – Glass Houses. The first season will begin airing on Geek & Sundry October 27th with a prime schedule planned out… the hope is that the first season finale lands on Halloween day.

Thanks to a passionate fanbase who fully supported the Kickstarter project (and whose funds were then matched by Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry), Morganville Vampires: Book Series became Morganville: The Series and utilized one of the fastest, most innovative platforms for upcoming shows. Through the expansive reach of Youtube, Rachel’s fans can enjoy the show without the long wait that comes through traditional television and also, reach a worldwide audience faster. All around it made the most sense for a book series of this size and caliber.

Even though web series are seen as non-traditional formats, the casting process and scouting for film locations remains normal. Auditions were held in Dallas, LA, Austin, New Orleans and some digital (to give fans of the books a chance at the spotlight too). Rachel wrote all the character monologues for the auditions. The entire show ended up being filmed on location in Dallas, Texas in four separate venues, including a coffee shop, a turn-of-last-century Victorian home, a hospital, and a university. Nearly every episode ends with Rachel’s infamous cliffhanger endings!

Switching from book to film writing was easier than Rachel expected. The very first thing she did, ended up setting the stage for the adaptation process and made it easier for her to focus on the story she wished to tell. Rachel says, “The first thing I tried to do, since I wrote the book in 2006, was to write down everything I remembered from it without re-reading it. That was fascinating, because what I wrote down was really the core story, and that turned out to be what needed to be told in the show. So while I did go back to the book, I did it for the purposes of review, not inspiration.”

Fans might be wondering how a 10-day- shoot in April 2014 could possibly yield a story they recognize, Rachel is confident the series delivers and explains, “For practical purposes, you can only have so many characters in a show with

 this running time, so some characters from the novel, while really interesting, ended up not being central to the plot (like Miranda). However, I did think it was important to introduce Myrnin, who is a fan favorite character, into the mix early, so he makes a short appearance this season.

To find out more, check out these sites for the scoop on Rachel Caine, The 

Morganville Vampires Books and Morganville: The Series.

Web Series Website / YouTube / Book Series Website / Rachel's Website  

Excited like me!? I hope so. There's even more... 



Author Rachel Caine is Joined by Morganville: The Series Cast for Live Twitter Event

Mondays can be miserable… it’s a thing; however this Monday – November 3, 2014 –  will be marvelous since the Morganville Marathon rewatch is happening on Geek & Sundry! Join us (@MV_The_Series) and Rachel Caine on twitter tweeting your reactions and questions with the hashtag: #MorganvilleLive.

Morganville: The Series brings to life Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires in a whole new format and sucked in fans rapidly. Over the span of its debut week, the six-episode series has drawn thousands of viewers, with the first episode already surpassing 50K. A feat that gives fans hope for more seasons!

If that weren’t exciting enough, Monday’s Morganville Marathon rewatch will include two of the lead actors. Both Jordan Taylor Farris (Shane) and Lindsay Seidel (Claire) will be joining the live tweeting during the day, so you are going to have to follow the hashtag #MorganvilleLive to keep up with all things Morganville: The Series. And you will definitely not want to miss the Amber Benson Skype session giveaway. Oh yeah, one lucky fan from the live Twitter Event will win a live Skype session with Buffy alum and now Morganville: The Series founder vamp, Amelie. The giveaway goes live at 11 AM PST, Monday, November 3rd.

Watch the trailer below! You can also go directly to the episodes at the links provided below, but you might want to wait to view them with Rachel and chat with her and some of the cast a bit Live on Twitter starting at 11am PT Monday, 11/3. 

I'm so excited to share this with with all of you, and I hope that you'll all join me a in a little fangirling. This series is one of my absolute favorites, and is one that I will definitely visit again and again. <3

Episode 1 -- Glass House --
Episode 2 -- Bite Me -- 
Episode 3 -- Sucks to Be You --
Episode 4 -- High on Life --

Wait! Don't leave yet...

Have I mentioned how much I love this series? Well, I love it so much that I have a Morganville Resident ID bracelet, Myrnin's "M" necklace, and Eve's dragon necklace that I wear all the time, along with over half of the series in hardcover signed! (Love I tell you!. LOL). Anywho, in honor of the series and because I want to, I'm giving away the first book of the series, Glass Houses, in mass market paperback with a signed bookplate from Rachel, AND... a Myrnin "M" necklace. (I adore mine, and yes, I'm wearing both it and my MV Resident bracelet in that picture above. :) )

To enter, leave me a comment and let me know what you think about the series, the web series, etc, along with your email address (entries without email addresses will NOT be accepted) and I'll pick a random winner after 11/17. Good luck, and as always...

HAPPY READING (and watching!). :)

COMMENTS FOR THE CONTEST [or in general for the Event] CAN BE LEFT HERE!



Shadow's Pleasure
Publication Date: January 5, 2015
Also in this series: Shadow's AwakeningShadow's Passion



Brought together by circumstance. Bound together by chance. Despite the danger, passions ignite...

Sequestered for over ten years and manipulated by those that were supposed to love and protect her, Sorcha wants nothing more than her freedom. When her childhood friend and two other Shadows are kidnapped and held by a sadistic Director hell-bent on changing the very nature of their existence, Sorcha knows it’s past time to escape. With the help of the sinfully sexy Kiernan Black, she finally gains her independence, but the depths of her passion for the Warder may be more dangerous than the mission to save her friends.

As a Warder, Kiernan Black has never turned his back on an innocent. So when one of his own is working with a demon to brutalize innocent Shadows, he knows he must save them. With the beautiful, brave, and infuriatingly stubborn Sorcha Davis as his partner, he embarks on what might be the most dangerous mission of his life. But if he can find a way to make the fiery Shadow his along the way, the rewards could outweigh the risks.

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About Molle McGregor


Molle’s writing career started when she was seven and suffered terrible insomnia. Night after night she couldn’t sleep until long after mid-night, only to wake a few hours later. Frustrated with her inability to just go to bed, (and her penchant for sneaking a book and a flashlight under the covers) her grandmother said, “You like to read so much, why don’t you tell yourself a story until you fall asleep.” With this brilliant advice, Molle’s overactive brain was off and running. Now, years later, she’s finally taught herself to sleep, but she’s never stopped telling stories.

When she’s not reading, writing, or staring into space making things up, Molle is getting into trouble with her husband, two sons, two dogs and vicious attack cat in the mountains of North Carolina. She likes to hike, cook, listen to music way too loud, and hang out with her boys. She does not like dusting or emptying the dishwasher.

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In celebration of the series and the gorgeous new cover, Molle is offering up some fabulous prizes.

To enter, find the Rafflecopter widget below, follow the directions, take action, and mark as ‘Done’.

Good luck, and as always… HAPPY READING!! 

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Hello everyone!

LITERAL ADDICTION is thrilled to be promoting for the fabulous Stacey Kennedy once again today to let you all know about the $.99 SALE for Desired!

STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy. 

Connect with Stacey:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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I'm here today to help Stacey spread the news about the sale of Desired, CLUB SIN Book #3 in preparation of the release of book #4, Freed, on 11/4/14. For those of you not yet familiar with the series, you can check out my last series spotlight and reviews HERE.

Readers of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY are sure to love DESIREDStacey Kennedy’s latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.


CLUB SIN Book #3 (Bared - book #2, Claimed - book #1)

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance – BDSM

JUST $.99 right now!!

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“Sexy, sensual, and totally seductive ... Stacey Kennedy sure knows how to make a girl swoon.”—New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff

Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.
After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?

Praise for the Club Sin series:
Claimed sucked me in! Stacey Kennedy weaves together the intense BDSM lifestyle with the soft touch of a sweeter, more traditional love story in a novel with an engaging heroine at its heart.”—J. Kenner, New York Times bestselling author of Release Me
“Deliciously sexy, Claimed will captivate you at once, leading you on an erotic journey that you won’t want to end. A fabulous talent, Kennedy shines in this fast-paced and exciting novel.”New York Times bestselling author Cheyenne McCray
“Tender, emotional—and smoking hot!”—Savanna Fox, author of the Dirty Girls Book Club series, on Claimed
Bared is a seductively haunting tale of control and surrender that will tantalize existing fans of the series while enticing new readers into the passionate world of Club Sin.”—Eliza Gayle, New York Times bestselling author of Submissive Beauty
Bared is a hot blend of raw sensuality, and Stacey Kennedy is an author to watch!”—Eden Bradley, author of The Dark Garden and Dangerously Bound

In celebration of the series and sale, Stacey is offering up a $100 Amazon GC and 5 copies of Claimed.

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Good luck, and as always… HAPPY READING!! 

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