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Teaser

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB at Books And A Beat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Teaser for this week is from

Bound

The Silverton Chronicles #2

by Carmen Fox

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Genre: Fantasy / Urban Fantasy

My teaser from page 40 in the paperback.

Alethia wasn’t like our own Oldworld. It was a place populated with ancient beings and teeming with ancient blood sports. Fun, exhilarating, and life affirming.

If you liked that sort of thing.

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Read on if you want to know more.

Synopsis

Bound by blood. Bound by loyalty. Bound by love.

Florian has it all: excellent fashion sense, a kickass job with his best friend, and a hard-won place among Silverton’s werewolves. When a pack of females pads into their territory, Flo’s alpha dispatches him to handle a merger. Total cakewalk. Except Keely, their alpha, has no intention of submitting her wolves to Flo’s larger pack. Worse, a single glance from her baby blues sends his eloquence on vacation and his heartbeat into overdrive. His flirtations seem welcome too, but there’s a snag. She doesn’t know he’s a vampire.

While Flo struggles with his conflicts–obey his alpha or win over Keely–his estranged sire blasts into town with a catalog of radical ideas. And hanging out with unsophisticated werewolves didn’t make the list.

With violence in the air and all sides testing his loyalties, Florian must bite back, even if showing his fangs costs him the girl.

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I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Guarded, and was thrilled when the publisher sent me the second one. Already hooked and only about 8 pages into it.

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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.

 

This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from

 Guarded

The Silverton Chronicles

by Carmen Fox

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My 56

This is a scene where Florian, Flo for short, was panicked after he couldn’t find Ivy.

“I’m okay. But I could do with a friend.”

“Okay.” He hung up. A few beats later, the phone rang. “Me again,” Flo said. “You do mean me, right?”

“Who else?”

“I’ll be right over.”

I rolled me eyes and smiled. Dork.

Read on if you want to know more.

Synopsis

Ivy’s neighbors have a secret. They aren’t human. But Ivy has a secret, too. She knows. As long as everyone keeps quiet, she’s happy working as a P.I. by day and chillaxing with her BFF Florian, a vampire, by night. When a routine pickup drops her in the middle of a murder, her two worlds collide. While Florian knows how to throw a punch, deep down he’s a softie. His idea of scary? Running out of hair product. It’s time Ivy faced facts. Even with a vampire on stand-by, one gal can only kick so many asses.

For help, she must put her faith in others. A human, who might just be the one. A demon, who will, for a price, open the doors to her heritage. And a werewolf, who wants to protect her from herself.

Torn between these men, Ivy must tread carefully, because one wants her heart, one wants her body, and one wants her dead.

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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.

 

This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from

The Promise

by Donna Boyd

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My 56

The pain came in slowly, like a tide filling an empty pool. When the pool was filled, when every part of him was saturated with awareness, the agony was so intense that all of his remaining strength was required not to cry out with it, to scream, to howl until his voice filled the heavens and turned the skies black.

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Synopsis

“I saw the only woman I ever loved almost destroyed by my secrets. But it was the telling of them, in the end, that brought her to ruin.”From the journals of Matise DevoncroixHannah Braselton North has abandoned civilization to spend her life in the Alaskan wilderness. And now she holds in her hands the supposed “memoirs” of one Matise Devoncroix. It is a story of strange desires and forbidden love–the tale of a magnificent hidden race and a tortured, doomed relationship. And it is somehow connected to the critically injured male wolf Hannah pulled from the same airplane wreckage in which she discovered the diary.

But the deeper she delves into Devoncroix’s story–and the stronger her recovering “patient” becomes–the more the sad, reclusive scientist realizes that what she is reading is no mere fiction. The world’s true rulers have been revealed to her: fierce, strong, beautiful, and sensual creatures who have long dominated civilization in secret. The burned and bloody wolf she has taken into her small cabin is one of them: a living relation of the tragic Matise, Nicholas Devoncroix. And as his broken body mends, his awesome powers of attraction strengthen as well–as do his memories and his rage…and his lust for vengeance.

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I read this book many years ago and it still pops into my head now and then. I couldn’t remember the title or even the author, but the story stayed with me.

I was doing the happy dance when I picked up a book at the local thrift shop and read the cover flap. This was that book! And it’s a beautiful hardback copy in excellent condition. I had to dive right in and now I’m sharing it with you.

The writing is superb and the description doesn’t do the story justice. It’s rich, deep, and sensual.

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Teaser for today is from

Unbroken Ties

Keeping Secrets #2

by M Latimer-Ridley

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Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy,shifters/werewolves

Teaser #1 from 8% in the  eBook

“So I’ve been meaning to ask, I heard a rumor the other day.”

Teaser #2 from 19% in the eBook

Temperance dropped her keys onto the side-table beside a pile of post. She flicked through the bundle. There was one blank envelope, with no name or stamp. She turned it over and opened it with a frown. There was a small piece of paper inside with red ink splashed across it.

You ruined everything!”

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I really enjoyed Legend Unleashed , the first book in this series, and am so happy to finally have the sequel. I’m hoping to finish it this week so I can do a review.

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Book Description:

Trouble is brewing and tensions are high in Carwick, where Temperance is struggling to belong.
The wizards distrust her, the werewolves despise her, and someone wants her dead.
With Halvard’s duties drawing him further from her, and the surprise return of her brother, Crispin, chaos grips Carwick, and Temperance soon finds her loyalty to her family tested like never before
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Series: Elemental Shifter # 1

Author: Patricia D. Eddy

Audience: Adult

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Formats: E-book and Paperback

Publisher: PageCurl Publishing and Promotion

Cover by: Ravven

Editor: Clare C. Marshall

Expected Date of Publishing: September 23, 2014

 

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Mara Taylor is dying. A mysterious blood disorder is taking her life and her doctors can’t seem to stop it. Only her daily swims offer her any relief. Resigned to her fate, she heads to Orcas Island for one last swim.

Cade Bowman leads a small werewolf pack in Bellingham, Washington. Or he did, before a fire elemental intent on revenge traps him as his wolf. His pack gone, held prisoner by the elemental’s charms, he knows death is coming for him.

When Cade’s wolf finds Mara, he knows instinctively that she’s the key to freeing him from the fire elemental’s charm. She’s more than that. She’s his.

Can Mara free Cade his wolf and save her own life in the process? And if she does, can they survive when they learn the identity of the fire elemental hunting them both?

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The figure emerged from the water. Clad in black, her lean legs ended in curved hips. Gentle swells under the rubber, a blue swim cap, goggles. Long red hair spilled out of her swim cap as she tugged it off. Water trailed down her cheeks. She reached under the bumper and withdrew something small and black. A high-pitched beep came from the car. The hatchback opened and the woman sat down on the edge of the trunk and stripped off her wetsuit. A green bikini covered a body that was too thin—almost as emaciated as his was—with a bluish tinge to her skin that he neither understood nor liked. She moved carefully, as if a sudden step or jerk would shatter her. Beautiful. The word came to the wolf, though he wasn’t even sure what it meant. He only knew that he wanted to get close to her.

The wolf sniffed from his hiding place. A storm of emotions washed over him, thunder in his ears, lightning against his skin, giving him a spark of energy to stumble closer under the bushes. Spring rain, coconut, almonds. Scents he recognized. Weakness. A bitter, bloody tang. It wasn’t him. It was coming from her. Dark smudges shadowed her eyes. Her lips were pale. Sick. She tugged on a pair of fleece pants and a sweatshirt over her skimpy bikini. Wool socks, shoes, and a towel around her wet hair were all added before she rose and hurried over to the building. She disappeared inside. She’d left the trunk open.

Instinct drove him forward, a pull he couldn’t ignore. Mine. It took him two tries to launch himself into her trunk. Blanket. Home. Safe. Good. Thoughts he didn’t understand raced through his battered mind.

Nothing made sense other than the deep feeling of safety that spread over him like the blanket he’d burrowed under. Pain stabbed at every part of him, but he didn’t care. Sleep.

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clip_image005Patricia D. Eddy has been a writer all of her life. She used to sit at her parents’ kitchen counter at an Apple IIe typing out short stories. She even wrote a few on their old typewriter. But it wasn’t until NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2011 that she ever came close to finishing a story she started.

Once that dam broke, the flood waters never receded. Patricia sits down to write every evening after dinner and quite often sees midnight come and go before she heads to bed. She doesn’t sleep much. But she wouldn’t have it any other way.

In her spare (HA!) time she runs, bikes, swims, yogas, pilates-es, reads, and is terribly addicted to Doctor Who and Sherlock. Apparently she has a thing for quirky British men.

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So what do you think? What’s your favorite thing about the cover art? Mine is her tumbling red hair and the reflection in the water of wolf and man! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting fuonlyknew!

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I read The Harvesting and loved it so I was thrilled to hear the second book in The Harvesting Series, The Shadow Aspect, will be coming soon.

Before we get to the cover reveal, I’d like for you to check out the cover for The Harvesting, Book One.

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The Harvesting

The Harvesting Series, Book 1
Melanie Karsak

Genre: Horror/Urban Fantasy

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Book Description:

When mankind finally consumes itself, can any spark of humanity survive? Layla fights to keep those she loves alive when the zombie apocalypse unfolds, but she soon learns that zombies are not the only problem. With mankind silenced, those beings living on the fringe seek to reclaim power. Layla must learn who to trust, fast, if she hopes to save what is left of our kind.

Go HERE for my review.

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The Shadow Aspect
The Harvesting, Book Two 
by Melanie Karsak
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Publication date: Summer/Fall 2014
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Young Adult, Zombies

Synopsis:
When Layla took the final step through the labyrinth, she knew she was saving the ones she loved.

She couldn’t have been more wrong.

The unwitting victims of a grudge seething for eons, Layla and the other survivors now find themselves in a war for our world. With vampires lurking and shapeshifters plotting vengeance, Layla must learn who to trust if humanity has any hope of survival: the carnie girl? The quiet doctor? The tarot reader? The stranger with alluring gold eyes? Or the man she loves? And then there are the voices. What does it forewarn if the dead can speak?

When the world burns, mankind’s shadow side rises. Do we deserve to survive?

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Melanie Karsak grew up in rural northwestern Pennsylvania and earned a Master’s degree in English from Gannon University. A steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, and zombie whisperer, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.
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I love the cover art for The Secret Wolf. So much going on!

And so much going on in this book. Shifters, werewolves, bikers and some romance.

Check out The Secret Wolf, enjoy the fun guest post from the author, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

The Secret Wolf

A Full Moon Mercy Novel

Book 1

Ana W. Fawkes

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Genre: paranormal romance, motorcycle club, shifter, werewolf

Publisher: Hundred to Home

ASIN: B00K64FVO0

Number of pages: 185 / Word Count: 57,000

Book Synopsis

Welcome to the world of FULL MOON MERCY.

This isn’t just a book about a MC… this is about a brotherhood, a group of men who share a bond not just within the MC, but within their souls…

They’re men. They’re beasts. They are… FULL MOON MERCY.

Sitting next in line to run Full Moon Mercy Motorcycle Club, Lucas Trowwer has kept his fair share of secrets. Whether it’s the cover up of murders in town or the fact that all the men that sit at the table are truly beasts on the inside, Lucas knows the line between paranormal and reality is very thin.

When bodies start piling up in town, the evidence points to a rival shifter crew looking to take down the MC, and the last thing Lucas needs is to save an innocent woman and fall for her. His trust must now reside in a woman who is beyond beautiful… and completely human. If things couldn’t get any more confusing, a one night stand from Lucas’s past comes forward with news that could change the path of Full Moon Mercy and Lucas is trapped within secrets, romance, and bloodshed.

There’s a war brewing in the town of Mercy… and deep inside Lucas’s beast of a heart.

 

Available at Amazon

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Enjoy the guest post from Author Ana Fawkes

Writing Full Moon Mercy has given me the chance to finally write and explore some of my secret and dark addictions. I LOVE bikers and I LOVE werewolves. For years I’ve been a closet paranormal romance junkie. I’m proud to say that because it’s just damn sexy, isn’t it?

 

To research for Full Moon Mercy, it was more or less thinking about the story I wanted to tell and how to tell it. All the years of reading shifters and paranormal really helped me shape the series. I did some research into bikers and groups and gangs, just to get the idea and the feel of it all, but honestly, I wanted to keep it mine. I wrote it as I wanted to be involved in the town of Mercy and the MC of Full Moon Mercy. I wanted to create this club that preferred to be beasts but respected their small town enough to keep as humans, only shifting was absolutely necessary. Then, of course, I had to create the lingering secret around town of potential ‘large wolves’ roaming in the woods.

 

For the inspiration part of the series, it was really simple… I wanted to take two really hot and sexy things and mesh them together. Bikers who are werewolves… when the idea came to me I think I stayed up most of that same night and outlined what would be The Secret Wolf. I just started to go with this and haven’t looked back. I really can’t remember a time I wrote like this before. Normally I’ll stare at a project for a little while to determine if I want to pursue it, but this just hit me, stuck with me, and I felt like I had no choice but to bring it to life.

 

It’s so much fun to write… and it’s so much fun to read. I’m in the final stages of the third book in the Full Moon Mercy series and it’s another amazing read. I’m already getting set to write the fourth book!

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About the Author:

 

Ana W. Fawkes is the best selling author of several series including, BY HIS COMMAND, WITH THE ROCKSTAR, and the new smash hit shifter MC romance, FULL MOON MERCY.

 

Mailing List ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Site

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1 grand prize giveaway of a $25 Amazon.com gift card

10 ebook copies of the second Full Moon Mercy book – The True Beast. There will be 10 winners of a single.

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Anyone who buys a copy of The Secret Wolf (A Full Moon Mercy) and sends the proof of purchase to Ana at AnaFawkes@gmail.com will be put on a list to receive a *free* ebook Full Moon Mercy novella when published. (Novella is due for summer publication!)

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