Monday, September 30, 2013

Spotlight: Lily of the Valley by Sarah Daltry

Lily of the Valley
Sarah Daltry

You met them in Forget Me Not. Now, hear Jack’s story.
Plagued by a dark past, Jack sees college as a way out. Desperate to escape the area where he grew up, the people who know his secrets, and his own family, he deals with his problems through alcohol and sex.
When he first sees Lily, she’s the epitome of everything he hates. Yet something about her makes Jack rethink everything he knows and assumes about other people. Now, with the help of his best friend and lover, Jack has to decide if he wants to pursue something that he knows will only end badly.
Can Lily be one of the few people who can see Jack for who he really is – or will his darkness be too much for her to handle?

About the Author:
Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Lily of the Valley is her third full length novel, although she also has several story collections and two novellas available. Her other novels are Forget Me Not, the story that tells Lily’s version of events, and Bitter Fruits, which will be released by Escape Publishing in December. When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Spotlight: Waking Up Dead by Margo Bond Collins

Waking Up Dead
Margo Bond Collins

When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex. Now she's witnessed another murder, and she's not about to let this one go. She's determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up in Alabama?

When I died, I expected to go to heaven.

Okay. Maybe hell. It’s not like I was perfect or anything. But I was sort of hoping for heaven.
Instead, I went to Alabama.
Yeah. I know. It’s weird.
I died in Dallas, my hometown. I was killed, actually. Murdered. I’ll spare you the gruesome details. I don’t like to remember them myself. Some jerk with a knife--and probably a Bad-Mommy complex. Believe me, if I knew where he was, I’d go haunt his ass.
At any rate, by the time death came, I was ready for it--ready to stop hurting, ready to let go. I didn’t even fight it.
And then I woke up dead in Alabama. Talk about pissed off.
You know, even reincarnation would have been fine with me--I could have started over, clean slate and all that. Human, cow, bug. Whatever. But no. I ended up haunting someplace I’d never even been.
That’s not the way it’s supposed to work, right? Ghosts are supposed to be the tortured spirits of those who cannot let go of their earthly existence. If they could be convinced to follow the light, they’d leave behind said earthly existence and quit scaring the bejesus out of the poor folks who run across them. That’s what all those “ghost hunter” shows on television tell us.
Let me tell you something. The living don’t know jack about the dead.
Not this dead chick, anyway. 

About the Author:
Margo Bond Collins lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters. Waking Up Dead is her first published novel. Her second novel, Legally Undead, is an urban fantasy, forthcoming in 2014 from World Weaver Press.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Spotlight: Revelations Coming by Glory Rabenaugh

Revelations Coming
Glory Rabenaugh

A teen who has seen and experienced too much for her years, Venus is thrown into the dark and seedy underworld of the Vampyre Nation. Shocking revelations about the truth of Christianity, coupled with her coming of age romances aid Venus to discover more about her past and ultimately reveal what is to become of her future. Revelations Coming, the first installation in The Dark Truth Novel series, will terrify you with the sadistic nature of both Vampyres and Angels and entice you with the innocent and increasingly passionate sexual encounters Venus endures.

“Arias is here my lord,” Corbin spit out breathlessly.
“Come Venus,” Riken said already starting for the door. 
She didn’t hesitate and all but plastered herself against him. Venus knew to be frightened from Riken’s earlier description of the other Dark Prince. He was enormous, dangerous, cruel. The embodiment of Satan himself. He led a bloodline full of sadist, bloodthirsty vampires and this was the one searching for her. She didn’t want to meet this creature. They rushed out of the office, down a back staircase and towards a back entrance. Venus slammed into Riken when he stopped abruptly. She peered around him to see what was going on and Venus swallowed hard as a warrior filled her vision…one that could only be Arias Hassan.
She gasped, robbed of any breath. Lord, he was beautiful.
Tattoos covered his massive arms and bare chest, his head was shaved bald. He was the color of chocolate sand and he emanated power and a call so strong and deep within her, her knees weakened immediately. He had nearly black eyes that started to swirl and twist like a turbulent ocean as soon as he saw her. His guards almost equally massive fanned out around him. It was clear that Riken and his crew were no match for these warriors.
“Come to me,” Arias growled to her.
Venus’ eyes widened as her body listened without hesitation. His command was like a direct line of energy to her chest, pulling her towards him. Riken pulled her against him creating havoc within her. Both of their blood was calling to her but Arias’ was stronger.
He was older than Riken, by nearly three hundred years. Venus unconsciously struggled against Riken’s hold.
“No Venus, don’t leave me.” Riken pleaded.
“Come to me little one,” Arias purred again.
Venus started forward again when she heard the click of a safety being thrown off. She turned her head to the side and watched horrified as Corbin palmed an enormous gun in his hand and fired at Arias.
“No!” she screamed, her power billowing out of her.
Her entire focus was on the path of that bullet. If she failed that bullet would find its way into the Prince’s temple and while it wouldn’t kill him, it would incapacitate him enough for Riken and his men to destroy him by severing his head. She refused to let that happen, no matter how bad that man was in front of her. The bullet dropped to the floor feet from Arias. Venus was breathing hard from the mental exertion that she hadn’t used in over ten years, disbelief and relief flooding her body. Arias’ jaw dropped slightly and his lips parted. He raised his hand to beckon her to him again. But Venus realized too late that it wasn’t to beckon her to him, it was to stop her. Guns exploded around her from both sides, Venus trapped in the middle. She heard Arias’ roar and she heard Riken’s roar. Stop! She screamed in her head, thrusting her arms out. Her mental power that she had hidden and been ashamed of for so long, flooded out of her body, billowing her hair about her head.

About the Author:
Glory Rabenaugh is a mother of two wonderful children, a soccer coach, an entrepreneur, and a business woman. She can easily read two hundred books in a matter of months, whip up traditional Japanese stir fry while listening to “Holy Grail” by Justin Timberlake/Jay Z, run around with the youngsters for two hours at soccer practice, and still manage to take an hour out for herself each week to get her lashes done.
Glory was born, raised, and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a bachelors degree in Business Administration and works in the healthcare industry.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review: You Will Pay by Eve Rabi

When the cop's backs were turned, he whispered. “I will get you for this. I will hurt you in such a way, you will never recover from it. You will never be the same.” “What? You want to kill me for leaving you, Tom?” “Nope. Want you to live. Hurt every day. Suffer. Wait and see, Arena.” I stopped and looked at him. His eyes were like granite and a chill ran through me. What did he mean?

"The part I hated most about my miserable existence – the bedroom.
I hated the way he demanded sex just about every night, forced me into perverted positions and the fact that he was insatiable.
Hated the way he roughed me up during sex, grabbed my hair, twisted my neck, the way his hand fastened around my throat while thrusting vigorously into me, the way he took total control over my body and my soul and dominated me in the harshest possible way, the way he demanded I orgasm in record time, then got irritated when I didn’t, the way I had to fake it just to please him, the way I broke down and cried in the bathroom so many times after sex with him, the man I had chosen to have and to hold."

This book by Eve Rabi was a very quick read...less than a day and it was partially because it pulled me in from the very beginning so I didn't stop until I had to make dinner! I immediately related on multiple levels to the main character, Arena. She married young to a man who swept her off her feet and only when she tied the knot, did she realize she married a monster. I enjoyed that the author went into great detail about the fights, the arguments, and the way she was beaten. It sets the stage well for us to view her husband as the villain. I think any woman who puts up with abuse for a sustained period of time has some internal or mental struggles of her own to over come, and I would have loved the author to touch on those topics. I was glad when Arena did finally leave her husband and moved on with her life. I thought it ingenious of the character to stockpile the presents and jewelry and resell them to stash cash from her husband. When Arena fell for her homeless looking neighbor next door, I was thrilled. He seemed like the rare, special type of man we all crave...a big giant protector teddy bear. Yum! This book is full of heartache, twists and turns, and a brilliant plot of revenge at the end of the book. You will see the main character emerge from her meek, battered, shell of a woman and blossom into a devious little vixen! Thanks for keeping me entertained for a day Eve!

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Review: John's Love by J.J. Valentin

John’s LOVE is a surreal romantic fantasy about a man’s unconditional love for a woman he knows he’s destined to be with, even though, he can’t prove it…
It all begins when John hears Sarah’s loud and boisterous laugh as he walks passed her in the distance behind their High School. The sound of her laughter draws his eyes towards her, engulfing his heart with love, and flooding his mind with visions of their past lives and love in Heaven. At first, he fears his visions may be a delusion, possibly an early symptom of Schizophrenia, which is the disease that has burdened many of his family. But John’s instant love for Sarah is so strong he’d fight today’s laws of reality in good faith that destiny and true love exist. His soul remembers their past but knows nothing of their future…
He goes through many trials in his life trying to be with Sarah but his destiny is threatened when the greatest evil of all, Satan, manifest himself into the form of a human being and brings “Lucas” into Sarah’s life; captivating and blinding her very soul away from John.
The concept behind creating this book was to have all of the best parts of a Love story that everyone adores, yet, all the while still remaining original. This story has long distance hardships which you’ve seen in the Notebook, immediate enemies battling to win the heart of a woman (figuratively speaking) which you’ve seen in Twilight, unconditional love beyond this life which you’ve seen in What Dream’s May Come, along with fighting today’s modern ideology that what you see in front of you is all there is and all that ever will be. John’s LOVE has a religious undertone but don’t be mistaken…it has sex, drugs, alcohol, prostitution, the struggles of unconditional love, forgiveness and death all wrapped into one endearing story.

A tender story that will teach you a lesson in faith and love.
This short read was a very sweet love story. At the beginning, Valentin briefly mentioned a family history of schizophrenia and I thought he would elaborate but it wasn't mentioned again. I like the originality of the story, a soul mate theory with religious influences that has to encounter and overcome trials and tribulations in order to be together forever.

I, myself, would have loved to see a little more conflict buildup at the end. The ending seemed to go very fast but at the same time it was entertaining and kept me engaged. It would have been great to get a feel for what Sarah had to endure as a hooker. I wish I could have gotten a better idea of the internal struggle Sarah was going through. Valentin touched on it briefly here and there, but I think her internal struggle is really important to see...just as equally important as John's continued faith in God's plan.

Overall, a satisfying read. If you're in the mood for something sweet and tender, with a religious moral theme lurking in the background this book is for you!