Riven Blog Tour: Book Excerpt & Giveaway #RIVENDAY

Welcome to a tour stop for the Riven blog tour! Riven is the third book in a series from author Alivia Anders! Check out this awesome excerpt from Riven and the giveaway below!
Excerpt from Riven by Alivia Anders:
I stared down at black expanse below. At first, nothing but darkness stared back at me, and I had half the nerve to call Ebony out on messing with my head. But a closer look brought out shapes, features of a person, chained to the ocean floor.
Without words, I knew who it was. How could I not know that hair, the set of those shoulders? I looked up at my copy in horror, the question glued to my lips.
“You have a choice,” she whispered, a grin of pure malice spreading across her face, her enjoyment barely containable. She raised a hand and pointed above, then pointed back to the very thing ripping my heart in two. “The question is, which one will it be? Which one will you choose?”
I opened my mouth again to speak. This time, water rushed into my empty lungs, the taste of salt and brine cloying my senses. I couldn’t die, not like this, not in a dream. Not with the way things were left.
I had seconds, ten at the most, to decide. To free myself from the burning sensation of dying by drowning, or to save the person below in an act of sacrifice. Fight or flight, that’s what it came down to. That’s what everything came down to at this point, and I hated it. Despised it with a violent, boiling passion.
Captured, imprisoned, and left to burn.
You know what they say- where there's smoke there's fire...

For the last two weeks, Essallie Hanley has been a prisoner, in more ways than one. Held hostage by the Queen, she is forced to endure the mind-numbing pain tearing her body- and soul -apart, killing her with every tick of the clock. It seems all hope is lost, until one chance moment gives Essallie a name, Rinae Decante, the final person needed for the Queen to unveil her master plan to end Essallie. Armed with this name, and with the help of Ari and Kayden, Essallie breaks free from her captivity and launches in a search for this mystery girl.

But their search doesn't go as smoothly as planned, and the three soon find themselves fighting against an impenetrable course of fate aimed to destroy them all from the inside out. When Essallie falls victim to her altering soul, they all begin to wonder of there's any chance at all to save themselves from the burning effects of their actions.

Love, lies, and betrayal.
No one is safe from the undoing of secrets surrounding Essallie.
Riven will be available to buy on the 7th December!
Why not check out the other books in the series?
Illumine by Alivia Anders (Book 1)
For the past five months Essallie Hanley has been trying to forget about the frightening murder of her boyfriend. Haunted by vivid nightmares and hallucinations of the event she does anything she can to pretend she's like every other normal girl in High School.

Only Essallie is far from normal. Able to conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, she seeks the only known solace left to her name; her first home in Belfast, Maine.

But she soon realizes that her return home is only the beginning of a long and twisted road taking her as far from her humanity as possible, with Kayden, the demon originally summoned to slaughter her, leading the way. Unable to touch her but oddly curious, he joins Essallie in her search to find out just what she is. But neither of them were prepared for the secrets they've begun to unravel, secrets that will change Essallie and everyone around her forever.
Obumbrate by Alivia Anders (Book 2)
Essallie Hanley just wishes her life could go back to normal. But what's normal when you carry the burden of knowing you're a half-angel created for war, that the only person who can help you is a demon still waiting to kill you, and that your only chance for salvation lied in a boy who died in front of you?

If Essallie had turned her back on everything she'd learned, she could have made the most of her fractured life. That is, until Kayden told her that she's a ticking time-bomb; that at any given moment her blood could betray her, her veins burning her alive from the inside out until nothing but ash remains.

Desperate to find answers, and possibly find her only chance for survival, Essallie heads back for New York City, back to the place where it all began. With every answer comes a price, and with every price the risks and rewards become greater. But when Essallie soon finds herself the target of an unknown hunter determined to kill her, she's at wits' end. That is, until a fellow Nephilim named Ari steps in. But is Ari a piece of the puzzle to her salvation, or the promise of her demise?
About the author:

Alivia Anders was thirteen when she fell headfirst into the world of internet fanfic and RPG-forum board sites that showed her the 'back door' into the world of writing. Four years and many hours spent glued to a computer screen later she found her true calling in writing.

Alivia currently lives with her family in her hometown of Coopersburg, PA. She frequently admits that if she wasn't so intolerant to dairy she'd live at her local ice cream shop called The Inside Scoop.
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Book Bio:
What happens when ancient magic meets the Internet? One thing is certain, modern life will never be the same again.

A thousand years ago, a young thief, Tung, and a disgraced wizard, Madrick, are thrust together in an executioner’s dungeon.

In the darkness, Madrick reveals an incredible secret about a legendary spell. The great spell helps them escape their prison cell... and eventually their century.

Catapulted into the present day, their lives collide with Michael, a computer hacker who plans to destroy the world’s largest bank. But sinister people are tracking their every move and they will stop at nothing to steal their spell.
Read the first full chapter below:
Chapter 1 - No rest for the wicked

Way back in the medieval mists of time, long before most people counted which century was which, Tung shivered violently on an ice-cold, stone floor.
Dark, dank and putrid were the words an ancient estate agent might have used to glamorise this miserable dungeon. There were no words horrible or nauseating enough to describe what it was really like. To be fair though, it wasn’t all bad, at least the green slime, which oozed like pus from small cracks in the walls, added some colour to the drab greyness.
Tung huddled in the darkest corner of the freezing, granite cell wishing he was dead. He wouldn’t have to wait long for his wish to come true because he was due to be tortured to death the very next day. Now he just prayed for sleep, because sleep would give him merciful nothingness before the excruciating morning.
Roll on death, he thought, it couldn’t come a moment too soon. He was soaking wet, bruised, starving and parched with thirst. Yes, roll on death.
By some miracle his brain dragged his racked body into an uneasy slumber. Thank all the gods for sleep, at least he hadn’t been denied that last sanctuary. His nightmares replayed his pathetic life as his subconscious tried to figure out how he had ended up in this tragic predicament. The work of the devil, no doubt… with a little help from his fiends.
The tortured dreams relived sixteen years of poverty, every day a battle to find enough food to survive. He had been born to a mother who, all through his childhood, had struggled relentlessly on his behalf, trying to stop his father drinking and gambling away whatever meagre wage he had earned. It was a futile struggle, trying to turn beer money into food money. So, most of the time, the family went hungry and, to add real injury to insult, there was usually a beating for anyone daft enough to complain.
Tung had loved his mother dearly, but before he turned twelve, she had lost the will to fight and had either died or run away; he never discovered which. Things got a lot worse after that and then only stealing could put food in both his and his younger sister’s mouths. Without his mother, there was no one to protect him from his father’s drunken wrath, so the beatings increased in regularity and harshness. His childhood descended into a nightmarish hell of torment and deprivation. His deepest distress was that he was helpless to protect his sister from these paternal abuses.
As he slept, his memory began to reconstruct the day of his first theft. That day was destined to determine how the rest of his life would play out.

He was a tiny child and his victim was a giant of a man whose purse bulged with gold and silver coins. He had watched the man for weeks and deeply resented how he seemed to have an endless supply of money to waste on fripperies. This was to become an enduring theme in his life… resentment. Resentment sprinkled with an unhealthy dusting of jealousy, spite and bitterness.
He had first spotted the man buying a gaudy hat at an up-market market stall. He had followed him for the rest of that day, and on many occasions since. He crept in the shadows, always ten or so steps behind. He tracked him from the market, where he had first spied the man’s money, to the big house where all the ladies lived. It seemed odd to him that so many pretty ladies should all live together, but they seemed to enjoy a lot of men visitors so they were certainly not short of male role models. That was something Tung desperately lacked; the only male in his life was his father and he wasn’t even a good example for the devil to follow.
On the day of his first big heist, he followed the man from the lady-house to the local alehouse. He watched through grimy windows as the man ate mountains of meat and drank tankards of bubbly, brown liquid. He always noticed how the man became increasingly careless the more tankards he sank, and on this particular evening there had been a lot of tankards. Tung watched and waited.
Eventually the man emerged and made his way unsteadily towards the castle area of the town. He did what he always did and took a shortcut through the dark entry that ran along one side of the tavern. Half way down the entry Tung sprung. Starting from a few feet behind, he raced past at full speed and, without so much as a break in step, grabbed the purse. Unfortunately, it was so well attached to the man’s trousers that Tung’s body stopped abruptly, but his feet kept going, ending up flailing in the air. A ridiculous and hilarious sight for the uninvolved bystander, of which, that night in that secluded alley, there were of course none.
Tung’s momentum and aerial acrobatics broke the leather tether and the purse fell to the cobbles spilling its contents everywhere. There followed that eternal split second when neither of them knew quite what to do. The man stared at Tung in total bewilderment. Tung seized the moment, and the purse, and ran for it. He ran and ran until he was as far away as his legs could carry him, and then he ran some more. He eventually found a secluded hiding place among some rotting sheep’s carcasses which had been dumped in the market square. He lovingly examined the brown leather purse that he held reverently in his hand. It wasn’t bulging anymore, having selfishly emptied itself at the crime scene.
He inspected his booty closely and found, right at the bottom of the pouch, a lepton. It was the lowest denomination of all coins, but it had some value, albeit tiny.
“Result!” shouted Tung as he started to plan his celebration. “I have found my calling.”
He didn’t know that this one event would change his life forever. He couldn’t have known the dire consequences of this relatively innocuous act.

Without warning the cell door was flung open. His dream ended abruptly, the night’s silence vanished as the rusty hinges squealed and screeched. A grey-bearded, old man was catapulted into the room. He did an involuntary double somersault across the stone floor and landed upside down on top of Tung.
Suddenly everyone was screaming. The old man screamed as he bounced off Tung and smashed heavily onto the floor. Tung screamed as he crashed back into consciousness. The guards screamed as they slammed the heavy, wooden door.
“You’ll fester in hell for this, you snivelling toadies!” the old man bellowed at the now-bolted door. The door didn’t reply.
He shouted a few more obscenities at the door before he noticed Tung. Immediately he began an undignified struggle to regain his composure. He adjusted his position to a semi-upright slouch and brushed the worst of the dirt off his robe. He cleared his throat.
“I am Madrick.”
He straightened his back as he spoke. He waited for a reaction, but his opening line had been met by a silence stony enough to make any mountain justly proud. Tung just stared blankly at the stranger; surely this couldn’t be happening.
The old man placed a bony hand on Tung’s shoulder and shook him. To his horror Tung realised that this was a real nightmare and not a dream.
“I am Madrick,” he repeated. “I am the Royal Wizard, by appointment to the King.”
Tung was so exhausted, he was barely able to form a response, but somehow he managed. He punched Madrick square on the forehead, turned his back, closed his eyes and prayed once again for sleep.
Madrick rubbed his bruised brow, it hurt, but he didn’t take the hint. He shook Tung roughly.
“I may be able to help you get out of this dreadful place, but only if you listen very carefully to what I have to say.”
Madrick straightened a little more, his eyes brightened and his face began to take on a new life. Here comes a story, thought Tung, and he was right.
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Adult Review: Turn up the Heat - Isabel Sharpe

Turn Up the Heat (Checking E-Mails, 1)Title: Turn up the Heat
Author: Isabel Sharpe
Publisher: Harlequin
My Copy: I bought a copy of this novel.

Book Bio:

Vibrant and multifaceted party organizer Candy Graham is looking to forget her dating past, even if it means joining a dating website. But creating four different e-profiles to suit her personality could land Candy in hot water...or better yet, in the arms of her scorchin'-hot neighbor Journalist Justin Case suspects he has the scoop of a lifetime--women hired to lure men into online dating. Could Candy be part of some kind of e-romance scam? But try as he might, even he can't resist the temptation of sexy, sweet Candy...and one taste is definitely not enough....
Book Review:
Turn up the Heat was such an amazing read I was sad when it ended. Reading about Candy and Justin I enjoyed so much especially with the mixed up communication. They were fun, lovable and Isabel takes readers into the scenes and places in her novel and makes them able to picture them.
Her other characters played apart in the novel as well such as Marie, Troy, Darcy and Kim!
I will definitely be reading more of Isabel's books in the future as her books just have to keep getting better and better!
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Dark Tidings Blog Tour KICK OFF & Giveaway!

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Today is the start of Ken Magee's Blog Tour! Which I have organised! :) Below is the full blog tour schedule and an eBook giveaway! :) You can get in touch with the author via Twitter during the tour if you'd like! :)

Also, on the 25 November come back here to read the full first chapter of the novel! Ohhhh this is exciting! :) Trust me the book is AMAZING! You will Not want to miss it!

There is the blog tour tab at the top of the page which will be there ALL through the blog tour if you want to follow the tour blog to blog. It also has all the blog links and all info you'd need! :)
Book Bio:
What happens when ancient magic meets the Internet? One thing is certain, modern life will never be the same again.

A thousand years ago, a young thief, Tung, and a disgraced wizard, Madrick, are thrust together in an executioner’s dungeon.

In the darkness, Madrick reveals an incredible secret about a legendary spell. The great spell helps them escape their prison cell... and eventually their century.

Catapulted into the present day, their lives collide with Michael, a computer hacker who plans to destroy the world’s largest bank. But sinister people are tracking their every move and they will stop at nothing to steal their spell.
Blog Tour Schedule:
20 November: Kick off begins here!

22 November: Guest Post - Top 5 Favourite Authors - Reading Away the Days

23 November: Book Excerpt: We do Write

24 November: Promo - Little Pocket Books

25 November: Read the FULL first chapter right here!

26 November: Review - Lecture Toute Une Aventure

27 November: Interview & Review Lost in Thought

28 November: Promo - Reading Away the Days

29 November: Guest Post: AbbeyAnns Book Land

30 November: Goodreads Review: Helen Painter

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Adult Review: Sealed with A Kiss - Jill Monroe

SEALed with a Kiss (Harlequin Blaze, #589)This novel was previously published on my old blog.

Title: Sealed with A Kiss
Author: Jill Monroe
Publisher: Harlequin
My Copy: I bought a copy of this novel.

Book Bio:
Thanks to her distracted sister, hotel owner Rachel Sutherland is now alone to greet A1/4berhot Navy SEAL Riley Wilkes as he disembarks. But when Riley scoops Rachel into his arms for a hot, combustible kiss, Rachel wonders if she owes her sister a big favor....Now Rachel is reconsidering her stance on bad boys...especially those of the Riley Wilkes variety. In fact, a naughty little fling could be just what the doctor ordered. Because the only thing better than a SEAL in his uniform, is a SEAL "out" of his uniform....

Book Review:

Sealed with A Kiss is by far one of my favourite books now and probably my favourite Christmas present EVER! I loved reading about Rachel, Hailey, Nate and Riley! Especially Riley! The characters were so well detailed and described I couldn't get enough of it. Sealed with A Kiss is utterly AMAZING!

Jill Monroe has wrote an amazing novel which will take you into her characters fascinated me how much I loved it! Once I started I couldn't stop turning and turning the pages wanting to read more and more. It's an addictive book which I'd advise anyone to read!

Rachel Sutherland is just like any other ordinary woman whose too careful of getting her heart broke by a man who could have a different woman everyday of the week if he so wished. Although when her fun and playful -no strings attached - weekend with Riley Wilkes could turn into something more she's ready to run for the hills.

Riley Wilkes is used to being seen the way people want to see him! Although he is totally a different man. It just shows you that you should never judge a book by it's cover He is my favourite male character in a book..... and not just cause he is a Navy Seal!

Together they are perfect! I couldn't have wished for a better happy ending for them and it was just amazing, I think I may read it again!

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Adult Review: The Morning After the Wedding Before - Anne Oliver

The Morning After the Wedding BeforeTitle: The Morning After the Wedding Before
Author: Anne Oliver
Publisher: Mills & Boon
My Copy: I bought a copy of this novel.
Book Bio:
Missed the bouquet…caught the best man?Emma Byrne has never been one to let her hair down – family obligations and a cheating ex have put paid to that. Now she has another responsibility to take just as seriously: she’s her sister’s maid of honour!Wickedly charming best man Jake Carmody is intrigued by Emma, and can’t resist the challenge of unbuttoning her and freeing her of her inhibitions…starting in the honeymoon suite! But after one sinfully wicked night Emma realises that this letting-your-hair-down thing could be incredibly addictive…
Book Review:
The Morning After The Wedding Before is a quick loving book one which I couldn't put down!

I was hooked on the first page as Anne Oliver's description of her characters and scenes are beautifully and very hotly written! I loved Jake and Emma. They are two characters who I couldn't bore of reading about. There's loving, flirty and FUN!

Although, Emma seems to have forgotten the meaning off fun!! Good thing Jake's there to remind her, eh?

As best man to his best friend Ryan's wedding and bridesmaid to her sister Stella's it's only right they get it on.... Ryan's only filling his duty in as best man to make sure the bridesmaid has an amazing time! Maybe he shouldn't have showed her just how much fun in the honeymoon suite though.... Although it did get Emma to feel a sense of fun and adventure so who can blame them? But soon there not just staying for the weekend for the wedding but have added another night onto their long weekend so they can spend it together! Having the rest of the weekend to work each other out of their systems.... Will that be enough though?

Jake is a generous, loving, helpful, caring man! If only he was real..... hmmmm.... :~/ All he's known he never wanted is all he's wanted! Brilliant thing Emma willing to show him what he's missing out on!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Emma she's responsible, reliable, (when Jake's not persuading her to stay with him) and soon enough she's impulsive and that word again FUN! Emma finally gets the chance to let herself go and let her hair down in the wonders of hope, love and the completely hot Jake.

This novels will truly open your heart and make you feel the zap of 'killer butterflies' in your stomach as Emma put it!

Read in just over two hours it is a book you'll be unable to let go off all thanks to Anne Oliver's fun and additively sexy characters writing.

Now I know I'm definitely going to keep my eyes peeled for her future novels! :)
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Adut Review: Unlocking her Innocence - Lynne Graham

Unlocking her Innocence (Mills & Boon Modern)Title: Unlocking her Innocence
Author: Lynne Graham
Publisher: Mills & Boon
My Copy: I bought a copy of this novel.

Book Bio:

An impossible attraction

Three years ago Ava Fitzgerald stole what was most important to billionaire Vito Barbieri - his brother's life - leaving an insurmountable void in his once full and pleasurable existence.

Since her release from prison Ava has agonised over her fragmented memories from that night - her misguided play for Vito, his humiliating rejection and then...nothing.

Vito's latest business merger brings him face to face with his new employee - a troubled-eyed Ava. Haunted by the dark shadows of the past, Vito is intent on revenge. Yet despite his iron-will his plan gives way to an impossible desire...
Book Review:
Unlocking her Innocence is a fast upbeat romance novel that will keep you intrigued till the very end.
Another gripping novel by the phenomenal author Lynne Graham whose novels have fast become one of my daily necessities.
Ava Fitzgerald did the crime and paid the time but she couldn't remember exactly what had happened that night that an unforgettable accident occurred. Which Killed her best-friend!
Vito Barbieri never thought he'd set eyes on Ava again but in his office he's lost for words and full of forbidden promises.
Vito and Ava ate two people with very difficult backgrounds, a heart-breaking experience and a lust for one another that they can't possibly deny any longer.
The anticipation of this novel will keep you on high alert for any Italian men around.
Vito is that male character that gets your expectations of men really high and why not? He is so worth it!
I loved this novel and I'm certain ANYONE would!
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Adult Review: Her Secret, His Love Child - Tina Duncan

Her Secret, His Love-ChildTitle: Her Secret, His Love Child
Author: Tina Duncan
Publisher: Harlequin Presents
My Copy: I bought a copy of novel.

Book bio:

Hard-hearted tycoon Alex Webber is reeling. The passionate woman who once put fire in his blood is back...in his slick penthouse office... armed with a shocking surprise....Alex's rigidly controlled life is disrupted when he learns he is to become a father. Yet the intensity of his need for Katrina is equally unsettling...and completely addictive So Alex demands Katrina move in with him.

Only, now he has pregnant Katrina back where he wants her, will their red-hot nights be enough to sate this playboy's hunger.
Book Review:
Tina Duncan has wrote a light, sexy love story perfect for every romanced addict out there. Her writing will seriously put you in the mood for reading and make you delirious from just reading her novel.
Alex Webber is a hot headed male with a few skeletons in his closer, ones which he's not afraid to share with Katrina to a certain depth to guarantee her a place in his bed but the only place she wants to be in his heart....
Katrina was in love with Alex when she was his mistress and now is gradually falling back in love with him.
In the middle of this is Sam... their baby daughter, Although if they both love here.... they both love each other right?
Her Secret, His Love Child is a sweet talking romance which will warm your heart and hopefully bed if Alex is involved! It's a MUST read! :)
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Adult Review: Picture of Innocence - Jacqueline Baird

Picture of InnocenceTitle: Picture of Innocence
Author: Jacqueline Baird
Publisher: Mills & Boon
My Copy: I bought a copy of this novel

Book Bio:

Lucy Steadman refuses to be intimidated by brooding Italian Lorenzo Zanelli. He may hold the fate of her family's business in his iron fist, but she will not submit to his more "personal" demands.As a talented artist, Lucy can see the truth in beauty; Lorenzo may be devastatingly handsome, but he has a soul blackened by his desire for revenge. And to give in to such a man, even for a single kiss, would be to lose her head-- and her heart--forever....
Book Review:
OMG! Picture of Innocence is AMAZING! I loved it!
Jacqueline Baird has wrote an enticing novel which would appeal to more women if only Lorenzo Zanelli was real.....
With that disappointment though Picture of Innocence is a captivating book which will grab your attention and kep you wanting to read more till the very end.
Lucy Steadman is a sensible, reliable woman until she meets the drop dead stunning, broody, hot Italian Lornzo Zanelli!
I don't want to give away too much of this novel as every little detail in it was so brilliantly written and you'd enjoy it so much better if your read it!
I will definitely be reading more off Jacqueline Baird's novels as this just wasn't enough!
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Release Blitz: Prophecy of the Undead by Fiona McGier

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Book bio:

Keisha is a neurobiology researcher determined to discover the secret to intelligence to save humanity from itself. What she learns leads her to realize a bigger threat comes from beyond the stars. Yuri is a Russian vampire whose long-dead feelings respond to the scientist whose brain he admires but whose curves he can't resist. Will his love reach the places in her heart that she has ignored for so long? And can they defeat the prophecy of the undead to find happiness sharing eternity?

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Note: paperback will become available in a couple of weeks.


Book Excerpt:

Keisha wakes up to find herself tied up in the trunk of a car, and futilely tries to escape while the men had to walk to a gas station when they ran out of gas.  They've returned:

     The trunk opened and Keisha closed her eyes, hoping that if she appeared to be still unconscious, they would leave her alone.
She felt the tip of a gun against her cheek as it stroked her face.
     “Aw, she
s still out cold. Thats no fun.”
     “Just feel her up then let
s get out of here. Im getting a weird feeling that were being watched...”
     “By who? There
s no one else out in this God-forsaken...what the fuck?”
     Keisha heard a swooshing sound and opened her eyes to see a blur of movement. There was a snarling growl, combined with the yells of real fear, coming from her two tormentors.
     “Kill the bitch!.”
     She felt the gun stuck into her ribs and held her breath, waiting for death. The gun fired. The bullet tore its way through her skin and chest muscles, burned through her lung, and severed arteries as it lodged in her heart. She found it difficult to let out the breath or to breathe in any more air.
     There was the awful sound of breaking bones...then silence.
Someone leaned over into the trunk and lifted her gently out as if she was as light as a child. She felt herself being laid on the ground and fought to breathe as her blood pulsed out of her through the chest wound, soaking her clothes and making them stick to her. Her rescuer tore through the knots that she was unable to budge. She tried to thank him with her last gasps of air.

     “Tha...thanks.” She choked on her own blood and her head swam.
     “Keisha, look at me,” he commanded in a voice that sounded vaguely familiar, but very distant, as if she was moving far away from him.
     She tried to focus her gaze but merely saw the outlines of a mans torso, with a face barely visible, topped with white hair that shone in the dim moonlight.
     “I had hoped to spare you this but I have no other choice now. I can
t lose you...I wont. You must choose right now, before its too late. Do you want to live?”
     In her mind she giggled but all that came out of her mouth was a gargling sound.
     “Um, yeah...don
t think...option anymore...”
     “Yes, it is. But if I do this thing, you will be changed. You will be alive, yet not alive. Are you sure you want me to do this?”
     Her head nodded up and down as darkness descended, her vision clouded by the blood that was everywhere now. She drifted off and idly wondered if she was going anywhere or if she was just going to lose consciousness and that would be the end of thought.
     Suddenly her mind was invaded by a tall, blond man with an intense look in his eyes that shone with a black fire in their depths.
     What are you doing here? I
m busy dying...who are you?
     “You are dying but not in the way you expect. What I
m doing is ensuring that you will wake up again tomorrow night. What images would you like me to entertain you with as your body dies?”

     She tried to shrug but was unable to move any part of her body.
She felt herself being held by strong arms, with the tiny hairs on her neck standing at full attention while the lips on her neck created a drowsy drugged feeling in her mind.
     “How about something erotic?”
     She was suddenly on a downy-soft bed, naked, with a man
s head between her thighs. His tongue was driving her mad with desire as he alternated between licking her from front to back, and nibbling on her clit gently. When his fingers pulled the hood back and his teeth grazed her clit, she screamed with pleasure as the orgasm crashed through her with the force of a tsunami. She rose up off of the bed with the tightening of her muscles. Then the man loomed before her, spread her thighs uncomfortably wide and his hips surged forward. The pleasure she had just felt multiplied as his massive organ pushed its way into her, stretchingher almost beyond comfort. He filled her, then withdrew only to
slam into her again and again. It was almost more than she could bear. She screamed as he came, the force of his orgasm making her spasm with an intensity to match his own.
     He growled like a wild animal as he pulsated inside of her.
Her muscles clenched around him. Her orgasms were like a roller coaster of pleasure, pushing her up a hill then crashing her down on the other side.
     The last thing she remembered was his voice telling her, "Drink. Drink deeply. Take as much as you can hold. I have emptied you; now, fill yourself with me."
m already filled with you. Her thoughts were her own but inexplicably she felt his chest move as he chuckled. Everything went black and she drifted off into nothingness.


Author bio:

Fiona has always had stories in her head, with characters telling her about their lives. Often she wakes up with entire story arcs that she has to feverishly write down before starting her day.  Now that her four children are erudite young adults, she hides from everyone for hours, bringing the stories to life. She hopes that you enjoy your short trip into her mind as you meet some of the heroines and heroes who live there, and now on these pages also. If you want to read more, she has a series of six contemporary romance books about the members of a large Hispanic family, The Reyes Family Romances.  She also wrote two books about female spies who work for a top-secret international agency, as well as two stand-alone contemporary romances.  Visit her at:
www.fionamcgier.com, where the first page is her blog.

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Release Blitz: Threesome Sweetness by JoAnne Kenrick

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THREESOME SWEETNESS Releases 9th November 2012

Book three in the bestselling Irish Kisses series.
Bell's Irish Pub, where the drinks are cool and the service is HAWT. Tasty treats await you.

PAIRINGS: m/f/m m f/m
GENRE: contemporary romance
PUBLISHER: www.decadentpublishing.com


A shot of Threesome Sweetness stirs up emotions….

Elizabeth, a part-time manager of Bell’s Irish Pub and business student, is newly hitched. Her marriage could use a serious shake up, but she finds shopping a more therapeutic use of her time.
If Todd’s wife is happy, he’s happy. But it seems nothing is putting a sweet smile on her face these days, not even her friends at Bell’s. So he contacts 1NightStand and arranges the one thing he knows she doesn’t necessarily want but definitely needs for her thirtieth birthday; a threesome.
Enter cowboy Cade, who’s in London, England hoping to make a restaurant franchise deal. After weeks of doors slamming shut, he uses the 1Night Stand agency in hopes of sprinkling some fun over his overseas business trip and perhaps to learn what he’s missing out on by being relationship shy.
A harmless night of intimacy is planned.

Is a dash of Threesome Sweetness the remedy each is looking for, or will the date leave a bitter aftertaste each will regret for the rest of their lives?
AMAZON US: http://www.amazon.com/Irish-Kisses/lm/R2WFCBFWNDA9ZI
MORE BUYLINKS: http://www.joannekenrick.com/p/threesome-sweetness.html
Sweet Irish Kiss, book 1

Shamrocked, book 2

Coming November 30th 2012

Hot winter kisses are all this couple needs to stay warm this Christmas, but will the heat stay long after the magical season of mistletoe has finished?

Author bio:

Born n bred Brit, JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a wee sea-side town in North Wales and has enjoyed a variety of vocations such as holistic healer, window dresser, and ghost tour guide. Having lived in Wales, England, and Scotland with her dear family, she finally escaped the dull British summers to reside in sunny Australia. After two years, they moved to the States where she endured three harsh winters in Minnesota. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and two puddy cats. When they aren't demanding her attention, or jumping on her head, she strums away on the keys of her little laptop, creating worlds and adventures she could only ever dream of. Come across the pond and faraway....with JoAnne Kenrick! www.joannekenrick.com
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A swoon tease

Strutting the length of the suite, he wore nothing but a cowboy hat and a smile. Cocky bastard. She had insisted he leave it on. Heat twisted and turned within, saturating her inside out as she skimmed the length of him from behind her lashes. From his ruggedly handsome face and strong jaw line, to the beads of sweat glistening on his rippled chest, she was tempted to trace her hand over his ass.
He turned his head and set his gaze upon her, looking like one of those heroes from one of Sandra’s romance covers. Except without pants. Her pulse quickened.
“Ma’am.” He dipped his hat, shading his stare with the dark shadow caused by the rim of the Stetson. “Said you wanted more excitement in your life on your 1Night Stand profile. I hope I don’t disappoint you.”
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