Hello Dear Readers!
I’m pleased to welcome Susannah Sandlin back to my blog. Please enjoy this spotlight with excerpt for her new release, and be sure to enter her tour giveaway (details and link below). 🙂
Author: Susannah Sandlin
Series: Penton Legacy, #5
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
Date of Publication: July 11, 2017
Number of pages: Approx. 330
Cover Artist: Kim Killion
Nik wants to escape his family curse. Shay wants to change the world. Together, they are the only hope to save the vampires of Penton.
He came to Penton seeking peace. Nik Dimitrou joined the Army to escape his family legacy, only to have his psychic abilities exploited as a weapon. Now, as a civilian, he turns to the bottle to veil the images that haunt his mind whenever he touches anyone—except vampires. With them, he has finally found a home. But as Penton, Alabama, moves into open warfare with the Vampire Tribunal, Nik finds himself a linchpin in the deepening conflict, not to mention facing a transformation in his own body more frightening than anything he’s encountered before.
She wanted to change the world. Shay Underwood watched her Peace Corps parents move from one third world country to another—until both died following an outbreak of fever. Driven to her own career in tropical medicine, Shay works in New Orleans to cure the disease that killed her parents—until a careless weekend outing draws her into a world far more dangerous than the diseases she studies: a vampire society engaged in human trafficking and on the verge of all-out war.
Two cities, two strangers, one world. With Penton rebellion leader Aidan Murphy making risky choices and chief vampire lieutenant Mirren Kincaid forced to take a leadership role in Penton, it will fall to two outsiders, Nik and Shay, to find a way for the town—and themselves—to survive in this much-anticipated conclusion to the multiple award-winning Penton Legacy series.
About the Author
Susannah Sandlin writes award-winning paranormal romance, including the popular Penton Legacy series for Montlake Romance, and romantic suspense and thrillers, including two series, The Collectors and Wilds of the Bayou, also for Montlake. Writing as Suzanne Johnson, she writes the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series for Tor Books. Suzanne grew up in Alabama halfway between the Bear Bryant Museum and Elvis’s birthplace and lived in New Orleans for fifteen years, so she has a refined sense of the absurd and an ingrained love of college football and fried gator on a stick. She currently lives in Auburn, Alabama, where she is a full-time author who does copy editing on the side through Reedsy.com.
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Hello Dear Readers,
Fellow Champagne Books author Keith Willis is here today with a new fantasy release for your beach/summer reads TBR. Read on for details and an excerpt!
Title: Desperate Knight (Book 2)
No time… No plan… No options…
Morgan McRobbie and Lady Marissa duBerry swing back into swashbuckling action, facing old enemies, new threats, and a diabolical conspiracy. Not to mention a more personal battle, one with hearts and pride at stake.
As the pair escorts Prince Robert to the dwarf king’s court, a fiendish scheme is unfolding, intended to hurl men and dwarves into a devastating war. Morgan ends up sidetracked by a kidnapped dwarf and a centuries-old feud, while a mysterious wizard’s revelations shake Marissa to her core, throwing into question everything she thought she knew about her past and future. And the advent of a rival for Marissa’s affections threatens any hope of a happy ending—if they survive.
Once again the desperate knight and indomitable damsel must hazard everything on a single throw of the dice, gambling on untested allies and unimagined weapons to save their world. And the odds have never been worse.
Keith W. Willis graduated (long ago) with a degree in English Lit from Berry College, Georgia. He now lives in the scenic Hudson Valley/Adirondack region of NY with his wife Patty. Keith is certain those rumbling noises attributed to Henry Hudson’s crew are really just the dragons grumbling. He began writing seriously in 2008, when the voices in his head got too annoying to ignore. When he’s not making up stories he manages a group of database content editors at a global information technology firm. TRAITOR KNIGHT (Champagne Books) is his first published novel, and has won awards for both fantasy and romance. The second book in the Knights of Kilbourne series, DESPERATE KNIGHT, is slated for a summer 2017 release.
Hello Dear Readers!
Greetings from the writing cave! I hope this blog post finds you having a wonderful and relaxing summer, full of abundant time for beach reading. 🙂 I’ve been hard at work writing ORIGINS, the final installment in the Tranquilli Bloodline Series trilogy. The rough draft is done, hurray! ::happy dance::
As I wander into the editing cave in July, I’ll also be here on the blog with book news, spotlights, parties, and general summer fun. First up, I have a Facebook party for you! And yes, there are prezzies. 🙂
Please join me on Saturday, 7/1 for the Fun In The Sun Book Party sponsored by my publisher, Champagne Books, along with Crimson Frost Books and Literary Wanderlust!
The party lasts all weekend so you can meet and chat with many authors, including me. Enjoy games, trivia, chitchat, and of course, chances to win free reads and more! I’ll be there at 11 AM Pacific (aka 1 PM CT, 2 PM ET) with my Tranquilli Bloodline vampires plus giveaways.
Visit the Fun In The Sun Facebook event page and click “going” to join the party!
See you tomorrow!
Hello Dear Readers,
Fellow Decadent Pub author Lea Bronsen has a hot, new, dark, romantic suspense novel for you! Read on for details and an excerpt. Take it away, Lea!
Hi, and thank you for hosting my new dark romantic suspense!
Fiery 10-16 is a scorching firefighter story of desire, abuse, and bravery.
Title: Fiery 10-16
Runo Wiggins is a scarred man, the wounds etched into his psyche deeper than those on his skin. But he loves his job: fighting fires helps reenact his survival of a house fire as a teen, one that killed his mother and brutal stepfather.
Dawn Caravello is married to a psychotic drunk. She can take his beatings as long as he doesn’t touch their children, and she’ll do anything to put food on the table, even if it means stealing from the town hero.
When Runo meets the fiery Dawn, sparks fly. But he suspects she is victim of the same abuse as his mother was. As day turns to night, the past and the present blend in an exhausting, nerve-wrecking chase to prevent another death.
I like my reads hot, fast, and edgy, and strive to give my own stories the same intensity. After venturing into dirty inner-city crime drama with my debut novel Wild Hearted, I divide my writing time between psychological thriller, romantic suspense, and erotic dark/contemporary romance.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Dear Readers!
Award-winning author Angela Quarles has a new release for you today, her first ever contemporary romance! Read on for details and two excerpts!
Title: To Score Or Not To Score, part of boxed set, Some Like It Geek
About To Score Or Not To Score
One blind date. One case of mistaken identity. One Navy SEAL faced with his high school crush. What could go wrong?
Holy cow, my blind date is rawr-hot. Everything in me aches to explore more with this man, but I can’t. I’ve got too much on the line professionally, with me starting at my new medical practice on shaky ground. But I can’t deny that I want the sex. A fling is perfect. Bonus—I will prove my idiot ex-boyfriend wrong. I’m not cold.
Or Not to Score…
Once she mistakes me for her blind date, my plan is clear. Be this Rick the Lawyer she thinks I am. And for the space of this coffee date, talk to the only woman who’s ever made me feel any spark outside of combat. Best case scenario, I get to be outside my skin—free to be whatever the hell I want. Worst case—she recognizes me as we chat. She’ll be pissed, call me an asshole, but it won’t be anything she hasn’t called me in the past, so… Win/Win?
Angela Quarles is a RWA RITA® award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of time travel and steampunk romance. Library Journal named her steampunk, Steam Me Up, Rawley, Best Self-Published Romance of 2015 and Must Love Chainmail won the 2016 RITA® Award in the paranormal category, the first indie to win in that category. Angela loves history, folklore, and family history and combined it with her active imagination to write stories of romance and adventure.
You’re cordially invited to “A Champagne Love Affair” Facebook party tomorrow – Saturday, February 25 – sponsored by Champagne Books! Meet and chat with romance authors, including me. Enjoy games, trivia, chitchat, and of course, chances to win free reads and more! I’ll be there at 3 PM Pacific (aka 5 PM CT, 6 PM ET) with my Tranquilli Bloodline vampires.
Visit A Champagne Love Affair’s Facebook event page and click “going” to join the party!
See you tomorrow!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Readers!
I have another fun hop for you to enjoy today. This one is on Facebook. Over 70 authors have banded together to bring you fun giveaways at every FB stop! Plus, visit the main event page on FB for author takeovers and more.
Celia’s Rafflecopter Giveaway and the Love Matters Grand Prize Giveaway are open until midnight on February 18, 2017. Facebook is not responsible or liable for any aspect of this hop.
Have a wonderful day and happy hopping!
Hello Dear Readers and a Happy Valentine’s Week to you!
It’s time for another fun blog hop for Valentine’s Day! Over 15 authors have banded together to bring you fun reads and prezzies at every stop, including mine. Plus, be sure to enter our fabulous grand prize giveaway for an Amazon Echo Dot!
In keeping with the hop’s romantic theme, here are three romantic snippets from DIAMOND MOON, UNDER A MATING MOON, and JASMINE MOON, my paranormal romance trilogy within the Black Hills Wolves universe.
New to the Black Hills? It’s a multi-author, shared world created by Decadent Publishing. All books in the series are stand-alone and can be read in any order. Feel free to start here. 🙂
Enjoy the excerpts? Enter my international rafflecopter giveaway for (1) e-book copy (.epub or .mobi) of Diamond Moon, Under A Mating Moon, -or- Jasmine Moon (winner’s choice).
Celia’s Valentine Hop Giveaway Ends 12:00AM PST, Sunday, February 19, 2017. Celia’s e-book giveaway winner chosen by EOD Monday, February 20 via Rafflecopter/random.org, and announced here on the blog by EOD Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
An Amazon Echo Dot is up for grabs! Visit our Valentine Hop Rafflecopter giveaway page –> .
More posts and prezzies await you from the participating authors! Visit Now! –>
Rafflecopter/random.org has spoken. The winner of an e-book from my published works is: Brandi Dagwan, congrats!
Happy Valentine’s Week!
Hello, Dear Readers!
It’s Valentine’s month and this means romance, romance, and more romance! If you haven’t done so already, be sure to enter herding cats & burning soup’s awesome Valentine giveaway. And check out this hot new romance release from Merryn Dexter, part of Decadent Publishing’s 1Night Stand Series
Title: The Boss of Me
Dear Madame Evangeline…
I want to see you in my office…
This is fantasy, nothing more…
Merryn Dexter is a military spouse who, after a varied employment career (from selling sandals to old ladies with bunions to being a health and safety coordinator for a construction company), is thrilled to be pursuing her dream career as a romance writer. She likes The Winchesters, Spike, Hotch, Loki and watching complicated European Noir. Her hobbies include crying at books, crying at movies, crying at tv serials (there’s a theme!) and believes all stories should have a Happy Ending.
The folks at herding cats & burning soup are here today with a special Valentine’s treat for you! Read on to participate and enter their Valentine’s giveaway!