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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Cover Reveals: (The Stone Legacy series #1-3) by Theresa DaLayne



The Stone Legacy Series #1-3
by Theresa DaLayne
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: Winter 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult



MAYAN BLOOD:

Their empires have fallen, but their mythology lives on…

Zanya Coreandero is a seventeen-year-old orphan with only a single friend and no hope for a normal life. Diagnosed with anxiety and night terrors, no one believes her cuts and bruises are a result of an evil entity, and not a brutal case of self-harm.

With the only home she’s ever known being the isolated institution—where breakfast is a handful of medications, the psychiatry sessions are mandatory, and her every move is watched—the only relief is her red-haired roommate named Tara, who’s more like a little sister than her best friend.

Free will is strong, but destiny is stronger.

When Zanya is kidnapped, she meets a group of gifted Mayan descendants, each with a unique ability. Gone from a nameless castaway to the only hope of mankind, Zanya is forced to make a grueling decision: bond with an enchanted stone and save humanity from rising underworld forces, or watch helplessly as Earth falls victim to a familiar dark deity from her dreams. This time, he’s playing for keeps.

A wicked secret hides behind a handsome face…

When Arwan, a dark-eyed timebender, takes interest in Zanya’s mission, it’s unclear if his intention is to help, or if he’s on a hell-bent mission for revenge. Wary of falling for another guy with major secrets and a tainted past, Zanya fights to keep her distance. If only her heart gave her a choice.

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INTURLUDE:

Tara may have spent years in an asylum, but that doesn’t make her crazy–just fearless.

Dropped in Moscow with a the group of enchanted Mayan descendants, seventeen-year-old Tara is forced to wait on the sideline while her best friend—the Stone Guardian— battles to reclaim a friend’s soul trapped in the underworld.

It sucks being ordinary when everyone else is superhuman…

A mortal girl with a tainted past, Tara is left to deal with an overwhelming sense of inadequacy. Her boyfriend, Peter, is a healer. Her best friend is The Guardian, and everyone else is a powerhouse of awesome strengths. Meanwhile, she struggles to leave her childhood of abuse in the past, and while Peter picks her up every time she falls, it becomes clear he deserves better.

When they opened Pandora’s Box, hell came pouring out…

When she’s given a chance to aid in the group’s mission, Tara is eager to pull her own weight, even if it means uncovering buried memories of being held prisoner by the underworld general. Now haunted with flashbacks of torture, Tara wanders from the safety of Peter’s arms into a city of depravity and corruption. And amidst all this evil is a young man with an agenda of his own, who leads her down a road that will either prove she is a hero at heart, or drag her into a world she’s always feared.

He wants revenge, she wants redemption. And in an underground ring of missing girls and bloody sacrifices, only the fearless can survive…


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Lights of Aurora:

After living her entire life in an orphan asylum, Zanya fears she may actually be losing her mind.

Following the discovery of her ancient Maya bloodlines, eighteen-year-old Zanya Coreandero is faced with a daunting responsibility. She must protect the relic stone while Sarian, the underworld general, ceaselessly drives her to the brink of insanity.

With the approach of an ancient bonding ceremony, Zanya struggles to control her abilities—and her desires…

As the winter solstice approaches, it brings an onslaught of unexpected side effects. While Zanya struggles to seize control over her

supercharged powers, she must also face an overwhelming suspicion that her boyfriend, Arwan, is hiding a secret so dark it could destroy them both. And with her powers finally taking root, the struggle to pace their relationship takes on a life of its own.

Just when she thought life couldn’t get more complicated…

With the arrival of a surprise houseguest, Zanya’s deepest fears about Arwan are confirmed. And when middleworld deities intercede, the group of gifted Maya descendants are confronted with hardships they never saw coming—including an enemy more deadly than they have ever faced.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And when that woman has no soul and a taste for revenge, they will need the powers of every surviving ancestor simply to stay alive.

Theresa DaLayne is a north-south-east-western kind of girl with a quirky personality to match her nomad life. Born in California, she migrated to three different cities in Washington State, a tiny island in Alaska, North Carolina, and finally to the suburbs of Ohio where she currently lives with her husband, three kids, vegetarian cat, and her ungrateful fish.
Always on the lookout for a new story, Theresa is a shameless eavesdropper and will take anyone who provides inspiration and mold them into a character without a second thought. She enjoys writing both paranormal and contemporary stories, considering her mind wanders between worlds of fantasy while she’s forced to live in the real world, very much against her will.




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Collateral Damage (Limelight #3) by Elisabeth Grace + REVIEW






MATURE READERS 18+


Genre: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult.


***THIS STORY CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE.***

Now trending.
Hollywood It Girl, Francesca Leon, has just landed the biggest role of her career…one that could clinch an Oscar nomination and open doors. If she’s going to move her career to the next level and work with top directors, she has to nail this part — and keep her sexy, but unreliable leading man from screwing everything up.

Team Calder
Bad boy Calder Fox is the son of Hollywood royalty and fresh out of rehab after his best friend’s death sent him on a downward spiral of drugs and alcohol. While his fans still love him and the paparazzi stalk him, he’s never taken life, or anything about his career, seriously. He may be charming and drop-dead gorgeous, but if he doesn’t stay sober, he could ruin Frankie’s future and expose her long-hidden family secret to the voracious media.

Behind the scenes.
Things heat up during filming and have the potential to become hotter, deeper, and much more real. But can Frankie trust Calder with her secret? Or is he doomed to sabotage his own happiness yet again?

One-click now to meet Hollywood's bad boy, Calder Fox!






COLLATERAL DAMAGE

By Elisabeth Grace

PROLOGUE

More Than A Year Ago…

Calder

Gasoline and smoke burn my lungs as I inhale a sharp, painful breath. The pounding in my head is unrelenting and my ears ring with a dull buzz. I manage to pry open my eyes, only to find that darkness consumes my surroundings. Not that it matters since my lids are so heavy that I have to close them again.

When I’m able to open them, I realize there’s a small amount of light permeating the darkness from the flickering clock on the mangled dash.

1:38 a.m.

I try to remember where I am. Bit by bit I become aware of the crushing pain in my arm—it feels as if it’s on fire. I draw a deep breath, singeing my throat, and look down to see my right arm bent at a funny angle. The constant ringing in my ears and the throbbing of my head have my thoughts moving like sand through an hourglass.

My thoughts are sluggish, but I’m cognizant enough to recognize the all-consuming ache throughout my body. I consider closing my eyes again—all I want to do is forget the pain I’m in, but somewhere in the back of my head it registers that the thick smoke has become suffocating. I cough and bring the arm that isn’t broken up to cover my face.

A strangled breath sounds from my right and I turn inside the crushed metal can I’m in, immediately wishing I hadn’t. Bile rises up in the back of my throat and my breathing becomes even more ragged and shallow than before.

My best friend, Akoni, lies unconscious in the driver’s seat, blood trailing down his face. The steering wheel presses further into his belly than nature should allow.

Guilt consumes me like a tidal wave and I’m flailing on the inside. This is all my fault.

I attempt looking out the front window, but it’s almost impossible to see through the shattered glass. I’m just able to make out the buckled hood of the car and the smoke pouring out from underneath.

I cough again, trying as best I can to get some clean air, but there is none to be had. I need to get out of here.

With my good arm, I release my seat belt and lean over with my left hand to open my door, ignoring the stabbing pain in both my arm and abdomen as I do. After a bit of fumbling, I’m finally able to pry it open enough to squeeze myself out, just in time to see flames rising up from under the car’s hood. I flop out onto the ground clumsily, landing with my broken arm underneath me, my feet still pinned between the dash and the seat.

I cry out from the pain of having my weight resting on my broken arm, and I’m unable to control my body’s reaction. I vomit as I lie there on the grass, a mixture of the evening’s earlier festivities spewing out onto the ground.

Recovering enough from the pain, I pull my legs out. Before I know what’s happening, there’s commotion around me. People are shouting but I can’t make out what they’re saying. Someone pries my legs out of the car and a pair of hands pulls me up, helping me to stand upright.

The image in front of me becomes hazy, black spots edging the corner of my vision. I drop my head down, trying not to puke again, while people on either side hold me steady and help me hobble away from the wreckage.

As they sit me on the curb a ways down from the carnage, my vision and thoughts come back to me more clearly.

Horror twists my insides as I set my sights on the piece of twisted metal. The front of the car is bashed in, the driver’s side almost wrapped around a tree trunk. Flames shoot skyward and lick some low-hanging branches while black smoke illuminated by a nearby streetlight continues to pour out from under the hood.

“Akoni!” I scream, my voice hoarse, my throat raw and swollen from the smoke. I push away from the helping hands and turn to race back to the car as fast as my broken body will let me.

“You can’t go over there! You’re hurt!” a faceless person in front of me screams. With my good hand, I push them to the side, adrenaline and maybe the cocktail of other narcotics from earlier in the night surging through my veins, releasing me from most of the pain. I have to get Akoni out before the flames reach him.

“I’m not leaving my friend,” I shout at no one in particular.

Sirens sound in the distance, drawing nearer. Thank God. The fire department will be here any minute. They’ll put the flames out and get my friend—

The sound of an explosion rips through the night. It’s reminiscent of some of the on-set blasts I’ve heard, only this one is so much worse. So much more terrifying. Because it’s real.

An unseen force pummels me backward until I crash to the ground, hitting the pavement below. Complete and utter terror grips me as I watch the flames engulf the wreckage, the lifeless body of my friend lying motionless in the middle of it.

I scream … and scream … and scream—unable to stop until mercifully everything goes black.



Welcome! I’m Elisabeth Grace, or El if you prefer, and I write New Adult Contemporary Romance and Erotic Romance.

I’d been an avid reader my entire life, but when I discovered romance novels during my first pregnancy I was hooked! Not sure if it was the hormones or the lack of a life that was headed my way once my daughter was born, but since then I’ve been devouring several romance books a week. I love nothing more than reading about some serious alpha males and a happily ever after.



ARC Reviewer!

To sum up this book, It was amazing! absolutely wonderful. I loved it because here you have a actor Calder who is not only hot and sexy and surfs who has live a life where no one cared about him and all he did was use everyone like they used him. Then the tragic accident of his best friend changed him and all he ever felt was guilt and agony of it all and chose to change himself.

That's when he met Frankie his co-star and talented actress of indie film. She knew about his bad ways and was determined not to let him screw it up for her trying to make it big in her first major film. As they grew to know each other and learning that Calder is determined to change his ways but Frankie is hesitant and will do anything to keep him from ruining her career.

Throughout the book when they start giving into their feelings it wasn't like most books where it's always the significant other who changes them for the better Frankie may have had a part in him being better and keeping him from going back to old ways but for him to be able to see the big picture to forgive himself it took a person who was going through what he was but had a different way of going through their bad ways and a person to show him all is forgiven and that he was still loved and capable of having it.

If I can come back from the brink of almost destroying myself, so can you. Forgiveness is a gift you have to give yourself and that validation come from within. That's the most important lesson I've learned through all of this. You've got to forgive yourself in order to move forward. Everyone deserves a second chance to start new. We think it's everyone else in our lives that harbor ill will towards us, and perhaps in some cases that's true. But often the self-hatred come from within and we just need to let it go in order to see clearly. You're worth it. It does get better. So don't stop trying until you find your second chance.

Definitely well said and a moral of the story!

you did an amazing job and I can't wait to read more!!!



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Seven Years (Seven #1) by Dannika Dark + REVIEW


MATURE READERS 18+


Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Shapeshifter, Werewovles, Adult.

USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES
PARANORMAL ROMANCE, Book 1

Seven years ago, my world ended.
Seven years later, my new life began.

It's been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother's best friend shows up unexpectedly - a man she hasn't seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry. Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he's a Shifter just makes him sexier. Dammit.

Austin Cole has returned to the city where he grew up, and just in time. He's lived a hard life these past seven years, and the shadows of his past are threatening to destroy Lexi's family. It's time that she learned the truth about her brother, but there is a shocking twist that Austin never saw coming. Now he must protect her family when her mother and sister wind up in mortal danger. Will Lexi learn to accept the truth about who he is, and can Austin salvage a relationship from the ruins of their past?

Destiny will find you.
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A romance series that will sweep you off your feet.

Cliffhanger-free
HEA






I loved everything about this book.

It had a perfect amount of suspense always kept me on my toes wondering what’s going to happen next.

I could imagine the characters perfectly even when they shifted that what matter most when reading a shifter read, you always want a perfect image of how it feels, what the animal looks like, how it feels when senses are heightened and how loyal a pack family is, and Dannika described it amazingly.

There was only a couple of sex scenes which was great because it gives a book
the right amount of spice and has you desiring more, it can also take away from where you're trying to get with the characters if you add too many but the author clearly knew how to keep her readers interested.

Austin being the younger bother of 6 other brothers and out rank all of them was definitely
a big job for someone who has lived as long as his family plus taking care of all of his
brothers including trying to make his pack bigger seems like a tough job but Austin is clearly making it work and it shows how loyal the pack is and how much Austin is right for the job.

Lexi was really cool in this book normally someone in her situation would freak out and
call herself crazy and be a little overbearing in the book. But she handled her family
and everything else that came in her way like a champ she took her situations head on and set rules right away like the alpha's mate should and definitely took on a motherly role for her sister and Austin's family.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good shifter/romance/suspense book its definitely a great read and I would so read this book again.



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Dom Wars: Round Two (Dom Wars #2) by Lucian Bane + REVIEW!




MATURE READERS 18+


Genre: Erotica, BDSM, Adult Fiction, Romance, Humor, Contemporary, Short Stories. 


Lucian Bane and Tara Reese have made it to round two in DOM WARS. 


The challenges now revolve around trust and while Tara's inhibitions in the world of BDSM are slowly being crushed by Lucian's passion, her deep rooted fears become the real obstacle he must dominate.










Lucian Lucian Lucian... *Swoon*

Lucian really knows how to keep it under control in high pressured situations. Throughout the beginning I Disliked the way Tara was with
Lucian he bared his heart for her and made sure she was okay when things
go tough for Tara. I loved how she let him but shut him out later. There wasn't much explaining what was up with her and why she continued to be Hot and Cold but overall... They are one HOT SIZZLING COUPLE!

I loved the way Dom Wars in this book showed how its not all about the sex to be a Dom but the way it also leads to outside of the room. Them adding Fear Factor games with Sexual competitions in the mix really does help build trust. And boy did some of the Games have me almost jumping out of my skin in pure Intense Fear mode haha

Boy oh Boy Ditzy Blonde Danielle push my buttons I felt for Tara on that one there were times I wanted to slap the fakeness off her and maybe strangle the B*** haha

Throughout this book you can say Tara and Lucian's trust in each other are definitely put to the test but will Tara allow Lucian passed the walls she’s constantly putting up???

I definitely love this series and will continue to read more!!


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