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CIRCE by JESSICA PENOT (horror/paranormal/suspense/thriller)

OUR REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS THE HORROR/THRILLER “CIRCE” by JESSICA PENOT.


POSTED TUESDAY NOV. 29th, 2011

TITLE: CIRCE

AUTHOR: JESSICA PENOT

GENRE: HORROR/PARANORMAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER (SOME ROMANTIC ELEMENTS)

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING

DISCOUNT:
LACHESIS PUBLISHING IS OFFERING A 25% DISCOUNT ON
CIRCE (PRINT OR E-BOOK) JUST TYPE IN THE PROMO CODE RevolvingBook123111 WHEN YOU GET TO THE CHECK OUT.

BONUSE: YOU CAN ALSO APPLY THE 25% PROMO CODE TO EVERY BOOK ON THE LACHESIS SITE!

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

LACHESIS E-BOOK: http://tinyurl.com/d6rqkqq (PRICE $7.99)
LACHESIS PRINT: http://tinyurl.com/ch9wg8z (PRICE $14.95)

AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/d9fp4xe (PRICE $2.99)

SYNOPSIS:

When Dr. David Black takes an internship at a very old psychiatric hospital back home in Alabama—he vows two things—that he will be a better husband to his beautiful and loving wife Pria and that he will stop cheating on her.

Then his enigmatic supervisor Dr. Cassie Allen, a self-proclaimed witch with ties to the underworld, begins to draw him into her darkness. David finds it hard to resist her wicked sensuality but even harder to resist her evil pull.

As strange and violent deaths piling up left and right—David realizes that Cassie’s psychotic behavior is connected to the mysterious hospital itself. There a demonic force that threatens to destroy everything that David holds dear—his wife, his family, even his very sanity.

AMAZON REVIEWER:

5 STARS: This book is absolutely amazing from start to finish-couldn’t put it down! This author takes you on one heck of an exciting journey http://tinyurl.com/c34gen8

AUTHOR BIO:

Jessica Penot is a therapist and writer who lives in Alabama. Her work has been published in Nocturnal Ooze, Theatre of Decay, Cthulu Sex Magazine, Outer Darkness, and Byzarium. Jessica writes a ghost story column in the Valley Planet. Her book Haunted North Alabama is now available from History Press. CIRCE is her first novel.

CONNECT WITH JESSICA ONLINE:
WEB SITE: http://jessicapenot.wordpress.com/
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/#!/Jessica_Penot
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/#!/jessica.penot

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THE WIDOW’S WALK by CHRISTINE MORGAN (horror/suspense/thriller)

THE REVOLVING BOOK BLACK FRIDAY EDITION

POSTED FRIDAY NOV. 25TH, 2011

TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK IS BY CHRISTINE MORGAN

TITLE: THE WIDOW’S WALK

GENRE: HORROR/SUSPENSE/THRILLER

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING – IS OFFERING A 25% DISCOUNT ON THE WIDOW’S WALK (PRINT OR E-BOOK) IN HONOUR OF “BLACK FRIDAY” JUST TYPE IN THE PROMO CODE RevolvingBook123111 WHEN YOU GET TO THE CHECK OUT.

LACHESIS PUBLISHING (E-BOOK): $7.99 http://tinyurl.com/7xa7dte
LACHESIS PUBLISHING (PRINT): http://tinyurl.com/7bp72vt

AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6ucp8o

AMAZON PRINT: http://tinyurl.com/7ujre4b

SYNOPSIS:

For a young married couple, Erin and Gil, the small coastal town of Blackwater Cove is many things. The seaside; their first home; the beginning of a wonderful new life together; Gil’s chance to work alongside his brother Colby on a fishing boat, a job he loves.

But Blackwater Cove isn’t the idyllic paradise Erin and Gil imagine. Their cozy home is haunted by a tragedy of love betrayed and lost. It is the story of a husband betrayed and a life stolen by the cruel power of the sea. It is a tragedy that spills over into the lives of Erin and Gil. All because Erin has disturbed the power that lies dormant in…

The Widow’s Walk

AUTHOR BIO:

Christine Morgan may seem normal enough on first glance, but she’s known to her daughter’s friends as the weird mother who throws birthday parties with themes like Fear Factor or Sweeney Todd, has medieval weapons hanging on the walls, and makes classroom visits to talk about writing scary stuff.

Her interests include pirates, Vikings, zombies, superheroes, British comedy, action movies, making nut-people crafts, fantasy role-playing games, cartoons, and horror novels. She also works the overnight shift in a psychiatric facility, which may explain a lot.

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINE ONLINE:
WEB SITE: http://www.christine-morgan.org/
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/Chrismo17#!/profile.php?id=1101859656
BLOG AT LIVE JOURNAL: http://sabledrake.livejournal.com/

SNEAK PEEK:

Half-asleep but with a smile on her face, Erin headed for the bathroom. She knew her way now well enough to do so in the dark, padding softly along the familiar hallway.

The door to her office stood open, the room beyond a silent blackness but for the tiny varicolored lights and muted electronic hums of dozing computer equipment. The spare room’s door was shut. The rest of the house was still.

But it didn’t feel empty.

Which was silly. Of course it wasn’t empty. Gil was home. A nice hot shower had revived him and eased most of his aches long enough for them to enjoy dinner. He’d raved about the chicken, admitted that the gravy did have a hint of a burnt-dog-hair zing to it, and polished off two big pieces of cake along with most of the bottle of wine. They had taken the candles up to their bedroom and made love in their delicate flickering glow.

The poor guy had conked out thirty seconds after they finished, and now slept like a stone. He wasn’t snoring, wasn’t tossing and turning, wasn’t moving at all. He hadn’t even been able to pull up the covers. Erin had done it for him.

She used the toilet, washed her hands and face, drank a glass of water, and had just switched off the bathroom light again when she heard a sound overhead.

It sounded like a voice. A low, stifled moan.

Erin paused, with her hand still at the switch. She held her breath. Tensed. Poised. Listening.

Then she heard the creaking give of a board. A thump. Like a footfall?

She looked up, as if she possessed X-Ray vision and could see through solid walls. But all she saw was blank ceiling, lit only by the soft ambient moonlight through the bathroom window.

Raccoon. Raccoon in the attic.

When she’d gone up there with Noah, though, she had not seen anything to indicate that raccoons frequented the attic, or any way for them to get up there in the first place. No holes they could squeeze through. No food. Nothing to make nests with. Did raccoons even make nests? Was she thinking of rats?

There weren’t rats in the attic, either. Just that one old trap, untouched, the cheese used to bait it having long since crumbled to powder. No rats, no mice, no bats, no owls. Not even any spiders that she had seen. A few cobwebs, but old and wispy and nearly intangible.

Nothing lived in the attic.

But, if nothing lived in the attic, and the night wasn’t windy enough to get the weathervane swinging and squeaking on the roof or the branches of the old oak scraping against the siding, what had made the noise?

Oh, now, quit it!

She told herself to march right on up there and take a look. After all, it wasn’t like there was anything to be afraid of. Gil was just down the hall.

And, really, you’d think that if she was going to be frightened by weird spooky noises in the night, it would have happened while he was away. She had been all alone in the house. If ever there’d been an optimum time for a ghost to make an appearance, it would have been then. But had she heard anything? Had she felt anything?

Nothing at all.

Now, though, her lungs pounded from holding her breath and her eyes bulged and dried out because she didn’t want to blink. Her skin was one big puckered sheet of gooseflesh. Her ears hurt from listening so hard.

Another thump. Definitely sounded like a footstep. A stealthy footstep.

Go back to the bedroom and wake up Gil?

She couldn’t do that. He needed his rest. She didn’t have the heart to wake him, especially for no good reason.

A board creaked …

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IMMORTAL RIDER by LARISSA IONE (paranormal romance)

POSTED TUESDAY NOV. 22, 2011 THE REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS BY LARISSA IONE!

TITLE: IMMORTAL RIDER

GENRE: PARANORMAL ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: November 22 (US) December 1 (UK)

PUBLISHER: GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING
http://tinyurl.com/6vfvfdh

SYNOPSIS:

Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army’s paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he’s spent weeks being tortured…and plotting revenge.

Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn’t your average girl. She’s immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé’s wrath – and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul…and her heart.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/79wecbb

REVIEWS:

“Ione’s second Lords of Deliverance paranormal (after Eternal Rider) provides a thrilling ride for readers…Ione balances all the angst with plenty of action, sexual tension, and dark humor.”
–PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

“Twisted family dynamics and treachery play out on a global scale in this hard-edged yet sexy adventure. Ione’s worlds are always complex and darkly tinged. Intense to the max!”
–Romantic Times BookClub Magazine

“Immortal Rider is an incredible, engaging book that takes readers on a journey like no other. Fans of paranormal romance should not miss out on reading the Lords of Deliverance series! With her gift for creating captivating characters, developing unique worlds, and bringing the nuances of good and evil to life, Larissa Ione is an author whose work I will be reading and re-reading for years to come.”
–Wit and Sin

“Fast-paced and exciting…hard to put down.”
–Fresh Fiction

AUTHOR BIO:

Larissa Ione, an Air Force veteran, has been a meteorologist, an EMT, and a professional dog trainer, often all at the same time. But she was always a writer, and her dream career became reality when she sold her very first story to Red Sage in 2006. She now a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author who writes dark, gritty, action-packed novels for Grand Central Publishing, and co-writes (with Stephanie Tyler) erotic romantic suspense under the name Sydney Croft.

CONNECT WITH LARISSA ONLINE:

http.//www.larissaione/blog

http.//www.facebook.com/OfficialLarissaIone

http.//www.twitter.com/LarissaIone

UP AND COMING:

Sign up for my newsletter (http://larissaione.com/blog/news/) and check my facebook page for a contest to win a Larissa Ione/Lara Adrian tote bag filled with swag and books! There will be one winner chosen from my newsletter subscribers and one from my Facebook page!

Upcoming appearances include a luncheon at the Barbara Vey Reader’s Appreciation luncheon on April 10th in Milwaukee. For more info, visit: http://www.barbaraveyreaders.com/

A SNEAK PEEK:

“Wow,” Arik said. “If that was an apology, it’s lame. Are you really sorry about all of this?”

“Yes.”

For some reason, Limos’s answer pissed him off. “Sorry” was for when you forgot to take out the trash when it was your turn. “Sorry” was for when you bought the wrong kind of wine to go with dinner. “Sorry” did not work when you lost your temper and beat the shit out of your wife and kids.

“Sorry” wasn’t enough when you blew your paycheck on booze instead of on food for your family. And “sorry” sure as hell didn’t cut it when you sent someone to hell to have their skin peeled off.

He wheeled around, snaring her wrist as he backed her against the glass. “Your sorry isn’t good enough.”

“What can I do to prove it to you?”

“For starters, you can admit that I didn’t force any kiss on you. You can admit you wanted it. You wanted me.”

Her violet eyes grew liquid. “I can’t,” she whispered. “If I do, this was all my fault.”

“Newsflash, My Little Pony, it was.”

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RARER THAN RUBIES by EM LYNLEY (gay romance/adventure)

POSTED FRIDAY NOV. 18th, 2011

THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION IS BY EM LYNLEY

TITLE: RARER THAN RUBIES

GENRE: GAY ROMANCE/ADVENTURE

RELEASE DATE: July 30, 2011

PUBLISHER: DREAMSPINNER PRESS http://tinyurl.com/6p42xrw

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/7yv45hv
BARNES AND NOBLE: http://tinyurl.com/87q6h3t

SYNOPSIS

When Trent Copeland runs into Reed Acton at a Bangkok airport, he thinks the handsome American is too good to be true. Why would someone like Reed be interested in a quiet, introverted gay-romance writer? After all, even an obvious tourist like Trent can see that there is more to Reed’s constant unexplained appearances in his path than meets the eye.

Reed Acton has one mission and one mission only—he needs to get the map that was accidentally slipped into Trent’s bag and keep the mobsters who want the priceless artifact from taking deadly revenge. Trent Copeland is a delicious and damned near irresistible diversion, but Reed can’t afford distractions right now, especially if he wants to keep Trent safe.

From Bangkok’s seediest back alleys to the sacred north, the two men will fight to stay one step ahead of the bad guys and learn that the only treasure worth finding is… each other.

REVIEWS:

This isn’t just a romantic book – it’s also one that teaches a lot about another culture in a way that doesn’t feel forced. I loved the setting, the characters intrigued me, and there were enough questions left unanswered and these were so tastefully done that the questions actually kept me wanting more instead of frustrating me. Instead of being disappointed by the lack of explanations for a couple of things, I find myself yearning for a sequel. –MM Good Book Reviews (http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/rarer-than-rubies-by-e-m-lynley/)

This book is filled with adventure, lust, and love and I couldn’t get enough. Trent is one of those make characters you can’t help but fall in love with from page one brave, funny, and quirky he is the type of male that commands attention and I couldn’t turn him down.– JBP Reviews (http://jbpreviews.com/2011/08/24/rarer-than-rubies-by-e-m-lynley/)

The novel has the fast pace and the vivid images of a movie script, and of course the foreign setting helps a lot. .. it also seemed to me the author was paying an homage to the most famous romantic adventure movie of ever, Romancing the Stone. Like in that movie, a mostly naive romance writer unwillingly lives the adventures you usually find in romance books to the end arriving to crave them. –Elisa Rolle (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1407039.html)

READ AND EXCERPT:  http://emlynley.com/rubies.html

AUTHOR BIO:

EM Lynley works in finance, though she’d rather be writing hot, sexy man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.

CONNECT WITH EM LYNLEY ONLINE:

Website: http://www.emlynley.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/emlynley
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-EM-Lynley/146199905400403
Twitter: http://twitter.com/emlynley
Livejournal:
http://emlynley.livejournal.com

SNEAK PEEK:

“See? You can trust me.” Reed laughed. He enjoyed watching Trent consume the rest of the coconut pieces, picking each up and licking it to catch the last drops of the drink before sucking it into his mouth with a tiny slurp.
“Eating coconut and going somewhere with you are two entirely different things.” Trent tilted his head slightly then licked his lips and Reed had to keep from jumping across the table and kissing him. Did Trent know how he was torturing Reed as he imagined what else those lips and tongue could be doing. The smile on Trent’s face led Reed to believe that maybe he did. Damn tease! But Reed was enjoying the game. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d felt a spark like this for anyone.
“Fair enough.”
They chatted casually for another ten minutes, where Reed kept the conversation mainly about Thai food–deftly avoiding personal topics–until Trent seemed to have relaxed and become less suspicious. Reed noticed Trent’s appraising glances and grinned, hoping his dimples might be extra convincing. God, he hated doing it this way but he was on a short timetable and he didn’t have the luxury of being smooth about it.
“Have you decided you can lower the threat level on me to blue or green?”
Trent laughed and Reed’s spirits picked up. He liked the sound of Trent’s laugh.
“Well, I might go as low yellow, with an option for blue.”

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PRIDE AND FIRE by JO MARIE DEGIOIA (Regency Historical Romance)

POSTED TUESDAY NOV. 15, 2011

THE REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS BY JO MARIE DEGIOIA!

TITLE: PRIDE AND FIRE

GENRE: REGENCY HISTORICAL ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: CURRENT (JO MARIE’S NEXT BOOKS IN THIS SEXY SERIES WILL BE COMING OUT IN 2012 SO STAY TUNED! I’VE READ THEM AND THEY ARE HOT AND SEXY AS WELL AS EMOTIONALLY SATISFYING READS)

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING/SINFUL MOMENTS PRESS: http://tinyurl.com/8727tkn

WHERE TO BUY THE BOOK:

LACHESIS PUBLISHING (PRINT) $7.99 http://tinyurl.com/8727tkn

AMAZON KINDLE:(E-BOOK)  $2.99 http://tinyurl.com/d8mv4b7

AMAZON (PRINT) http://tinyurl.com/cbu97tu

SYNOPSIS:

Paul Talbot, Viscount Leed, is set on avoiding the marriage trap.  Though his family has money troubles, he won’t marry an heiress and dance on her leading strings.  He discreetly writes speeches for Parliament, using his words to passionately express others’ opinions.

Lady Michelle Thomas is a spirited heiress, piqued with the rules of Society which dictate that a woman must be seen and not heard.  And if she has opinions on politics or finances?  Well, she had best keep them to herself.  Sparks fly when she meets Paul and she believes she’s found a man interested in more than her face, form and finances.

They wed, but when Paul refuses to take her very generous dowry she’ll do anything to see her money settled on him.  Even if it means going to his rival and putting more than his career in jeopardy.

REVIEWS:

5 stars!!
This is the first I have read from JoMarie DeGioia and won’t be the last. The book grabbed my attention from the first page. I loved how hot Paul and Michelle’s attraction was from the beginning till the end. These two completed each other in every way from their expressions to opinions to their fiery tempers. I loved that every time Paul let his pride get in the way Michelle fought him. Pride and Fire was a great book and a highly recommended favorite from this reader.
–MR Reviewer Aurora, MANIC READERS


“PRIDE AND FIRE is a tender romantic delight!  JoMarie DeGioia has a bright future ahead of her.”
~Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author of SOME LIKE IT WICKED

“PRIDE AND FIRE is a sexy, engaging story that will touch your heart.  I look forward to more historical romances from the talented JoMarie DeGioia.”
~Catherine Kean, award-winning author of MY LADY’S TREASURE

READ AN EXCERPT:  http://tinyurl.com/cqusjwd

AUTHOR BIO:

Jo Marie DeGioia writes sexy Regency Historicals with a touch of mystery as well as sassy Contemporary Romances with a touch of home.

She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Space Coast Authors of Romance and From the Heart Romance Writers.

Jo Marie has many projects in the works and she’d love to hear from you! If you’d like to receive her newsletters, check out her web site http://jomariedegioia.com

CONNECT WITH JO MARIE ONLINE:

WEB SITE: http://jomariedegioia.com
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jomarie.degioia
twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/JoMarieDeGioia
blog: http://www.theromancereviews.com/mypageprofile.php?location=Jomarie63

SNEAK PEEK:

Paul slowly turned toward the doorway and froze. He watched as, with a swish of her skirts, Michelle Thomas came into the room.

“Lord Kanewood,” she said, pleasure clear on her lovely face. “Rebecca! How have you been?”

Paul could only stare.  She was more beautiful than he remembered. Her fiery red hair was caught up behind her head, rich curls left loose to frame her face. Here eyes, golden brown and fringed by thick lashes, sparkled. And Lord she smelled of Lavender. His senses were so filled with her he barely heard Becca speak.

“Michelle,” Becca said. “How nice to see you again.” She cleared her throat and went on. “I believe you know Lord Leed.”

Michelle turned to face him. Her gorgeous eyes widened and he felt her regard like a caress. He quickly tamped down his response to her.

“Pleasure to see you again Lady Michelle,” he said coolly, bowing to her.

Michelle visibly stiffened and returned a look nearly as cool. She squared her shoulders and dropped a short curtsy, her full lips pressed together.

Becca smiled, drawing her husband’s attention. He leaned toward her. “Becca?”

Paul saw her give him a quick shake of her head to silence him. What was this?…..

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GASTIEN PART 1: THE COST OF THE DREAM by CADDY ROWLAND (historical/romance)

POSTED FRIDAY Nov. 11, 2011

THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION IS BY CADDY ROWLAND

(PART 2 WILL BE COMING OUT SOON!)

TITLE:  GASTIEN PART 1: THE COST OF THE DREAM

GENRE: HISTORICAL ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: CREATE SPACE

RELEASED: SEPT. 2011

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

PAPERBACK/PRINT: CREATE SPACE http://tinyurl.com/3luddg7
AMAZON KINDLE:  http://tinyurl.com/3ecu8ku
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/3ue4a7h

SYNOPSIS:

In this both dark and hopeful first book, young Gastien Beauchamp begins his journey to Paris with two goals in life.  The first is to become an artist with his own studio, following his own rules. That is an almost impossible dream for a peasant.  Gastien has no money, no formal training, and is a naïve eighteen year old fresh off the farm. Paris spits out talented men into the gutters every day. “Good” gets you nowhere. “Great” maybe gets you a bowl of soup.

The second is to become the greatest lover in France. That should be easy. With his stunning looks, and his willingness to learn, the women of Paris are about to be awakened in a way they have only dreamt about in the 19th century!

Gastien swears that he has no interest in love.  Love would only take away his dreams.  But he is innocent and does not realize that sex without love can be quite empty.  Before he can learn that, he must face obstacles and heartaches that will threaten to destroy his very soul.

Insatiable, burning passion. Focus and drive. Raw, natural talent. Armed with those, Gastien is determined to succeed at any cost.  Poor Gastien. If he could only know in advance what struggles lay before him, he might think twice about leaving home. However, he is young and full of hope. The dreams burn relentlessly inside of him, not allowing him a moments rest. And so the journey begins…

REVIEWS:

ON NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/3ue4a7h

“Wonderful, compelling read!  Challenges your own thoughts, dreams and soul!  Cannot wait for Part 2!  Thought I would miss Gastien but cannot seem to get him out of my head.”  -acelles (NOOK link above)
“…emotionally profound…There aren’t too many books that can ring (sic) so many emotions from me but this one did it…if you are a reader willing to push beyond your boundaries I strongly recommend getting this book. ” Beccie Weaver (AMAZON) http://tinyurl.com/3ecu8ku

“…catches your mind and races away with it. Drawing you further and further into Gastiens world and holding you there for hours upon hours.
When you can break away, it stays in your thoughts, until you rush back, and once again you are drawn into the world of Gastien.”
-Dayton F. Larson (AMAZON) http://tinyurl.com/3ecu8ku

” Unfamiliar with this author and not ordinarily a reader of this genre when a friend of mine loaned me this book I admit I had fairly low expectations. So after half expecting to read a bit and then get bored, instead I found myself completely drawn in to the story…The book has a contemporary feel to it in the dialogue and sexuality, but there is enough of 19th century France in there to keep you grounded in place and time. The book has some fairly graphic intense moments but they contribute to the story rather than detract from it. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to pick up a story to get lost in for a couple of days.” -W. Parker (AMAZON) http://tinyurl.com/3ecu8ku

“What do you do with artistic talent and a heart bursting with the need to express it?…Developing your art and learning the difference between love and sex makes for a powerful story. The sex is graphic, but flows with the story. You’ll be looking for more!!!
-K. Druart (AMAZON) http://tinyurl.com/3ecu8kuS

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/6467c8s

AUTHOR BIO:  Caddy Rowland grew up in the Midwest with a stack of books that almost reached the ceiling before she was five. Books, along with her vivid imagination, have always been her closest friends.

She lives in Minnesota with her husband, who was her high school sweetheart. They are owned by two parrots. Yes, they can talk, and yes, they can bite! Melanie, the African Grey has such an extensive vocabulary that Caddy sometimes thinks Melly is preparing to become an author.

After over 20 twenty years in advertising sales, Caddy decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an author in 2011. There are four books planned for the Gastien series, and many other books in her head. Now, if only she can learn to type 2000 words a minute…

Her goal as an author is to make readers laugh, cry, think, and become intimately connected with her main characters. To her, a good main character stays in the mind long after the story has been read. They should become as real in the mind as the person next door.

CONNECT WITH CADDY ONLINE:

BLOG: http://caddyrowlandblog.blogspot.com (Writer of Fiction, Painter of Life & Energy)

FACEBOOK: Gastien fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/Gastien.Beauchamp

Twitter: @Caddyorpims

SNEAK TEASE:

Bonsoir yourself! You are quite bold sitting down without being invited! How do you know I am not meeting someone? How do you know if you are wanted?” she challenged softly, refusing to be the first to look away.

He smiled lazily and sat back. “Bold? I was bought and paid for last night when you sent me five bottles of champagne. I am definitely wanted. And, oui, you were waiting for someone. That person is now here, non?”

She nodded slightly, dropping her eyes. “Oui. He is here.”

“What is your name then?” he asked.

“Nathalie. Or Nath.”

“Well, Nathalie, I am puzzled. Tell me, do you prefer to play games? I can do that, but I prefer being open about what I am interested in. I thought last night you made your interest clear. Do we have to go through charades now?” The waiter appeared and Gastien ordered a glass of vin.

Nathalie raised her eyebrows as the waiter walked away. “Usually a gentleman buys the lady a drink.”

“You are right. They do on a date. We are not on a date. You are also assuming that I am a gentleman.”

She gave a small laugh. “My mistake.”

“I am just saying, please don’t assume things about me until you know me better. I am always open about things. However, I don’t like it when people assume they know me before they actually do.”

“Fair enough.”

“Also, anyone who can afford five bottles of champagne for a stranger can afford to buy her own drinks.”

“So, you expect me to buy the drinks?”

Non. Not mine. I am simply making my intentions clear. I am not interested in courtship, Nathalie. I don’t think you are, either.” She looked surprised. He was not as green as she expected, but every bit as delicious looking as she remembered. Perhaps they would make good bed partners more than one time. He was a challenge.

“So tell me, what are those intentions, and what is your name?” she asked.

“My name is Gastien. My intention is to come home with you so that we can enjoy ourselves in your bed.” He sipped his vin. “That is, after I have a meal. I need to satisfy that hunger first.”

“And if I have decided I am not interested?” she shot back.

“Then I want to say merci for the champagne last night, and I will move on. But, come on, Nath. Are we still playing games?”

She looked into his huge brown eyes. Those eyes were dangerous, there were too many emotions reflected in them. She would have to very careful about not losing her head over this one. But she could be careful, she told herself. She wanted to taste that mouth.  Even more, she wanted to find out what he felt like inside of her.

Gastien smiled, this time sweetly. “You are more than interested. You are already deciding what you want to do with me the first time tonight.”

“The first time? You plan on multiple times tonight?” This man was too full of himself!

Gastien nodded. He looked at her openly. “Oui. I told you I like to be honest. Here is the situation: I have not been with a woman for almost four months. Therefore, it is almost a guarantee that I won’t last long the first time. That is just the way males are. I am sorry. But, if you will let me just make myself happy that first time, I promise to make it up to you. Several times, if you wish.” He opened the menu and started to read it.

She grabbed his menu, pulling it down. “Several times tonight?”

He stared at her unblinking. “Oui. I am eighteen, Nath. I can go all night.”

“Four months without sex? With the appetite you seem to have for it? What, you weren’t in prison or something, were you?”

Gastien threw back his head and laughed. “Non, not in prison. I did nothing illegal. I am an artist, Nath. I was homeless for awhile. No one found me very appealing then.”

She thought that over for a few minutes. This man had lived on the streets during the winter. Somehow he had not only survived, he was sitting in a restaurant, in new clothes, sipping a glass of vin. Obviously, he was not without a quick mind and good instincts to go with those looks. Definitely not a one night fling like she had imagined. This man would be worth establishing a relationship with, one that benefited both of them sexually. This time she smiled even bigger, as she asked, “Several times?”

Gastien sighed. “Oui, Nath. As I said, several times. As many as you can take.”

“And if I am the one to wear you out?” she challenged again.

This time it was Gastien to raise a brow. “Seriously? Is the lady throwing down the gauntlet?”

She smiled. “I think, Gastien, that you and I are going to make each other very happy. Very happy indeed.”

Throughout the night, Gastien was her student. She started with kissing, teaching him that devouring a mouth was good in some cases, but sometimes, you needed to let a kiss start as a whisper and build steam. She taught him that kisses can happen in other places besides a mouth and a conne.

Nath showed him parts of the body that responded to touches and rubs. She taught him how to use his tongue on nipples, on ears, on the back. She taught him how to suck and bite on toes to make a woman crazy, how to run a tongue along an instep, biting the arch.

When he got to the Polidor, about six of the ten men from last night were there. So was she, at her table. The guys called him over to their table. He waved at them, but walked over to the woman’s table. Mon Dieu, she was arresting looking! Whoever wore their hair like that? He liked that she dared to do something with her hair no other woman did. He bet it would soon be in style for the masses. She looked up as he casually sat down at her table across from her. He met her eyes, gave a small indication of a smile and said “Bonsoir.”

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THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN by PATRICIA A. RASEY (paranormal romantic suspense)

THE REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY NOV. 8TH, 2011

OUR REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS THE PARANORMAL ROMANTIC SUSPENSE “THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN” BY PATRICIA A. RASEY

TITLE THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN

GENRE: PARANORMAL ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

PUBLISHER: KINDLE  http://tinyurl.com/89lkdts

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SYNOPSIS:

Tevan Zaber wants to be a detective. But how far is he willing to go to get there? Thrust into the dark underworld of real vampires, reality begins to blur into the society of role-playing. Can Krystal Braxton, who wrestles with her own demons, save Tevan from becoming one of them? Together they must infiltrate the occult covens to save the city from a blood-thirsty killer resurrected from a year’s old case as they enlist the help of Fairview Park’s lieutenant, Cole Kincaid.

THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN is the thrilling follow-up to DEADLY OBSESSION.

REVIEWS:

If possible, THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN is even better than DEADLY OBSESSION. Patricia Rasey has done a fantastic job in continuing DEADLY OBSESSION in this story. THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN would do well as a stand-alone novel as well. Again, we have a flawed hero, dealing with his failed marriage. Add to this, one really wounded heroine in Krystal, trying to deal with the abuse of her father, and we have one fantastic story, in addition to the solving of the murders and delving into the Vampyre Society of today. If you like romantic suspense, don’t miss this one!

Chere Gruver for Romance Junkies http://www.romancejunkies.com/

4 1/2 Stars! Patricia Rasey takes you on a wild ride through the dark side of life with this intriguing story. Prepare to be blown away by the killer. If you weren’t a fan before, you definitely will be now!

Kathy Boswell for RT Book Reviews http://www.rtbookreviews.com/

Just the creative voyeuristic thrill of briefly living in this world, by way of the path blazed by author Patricia Rasey, is enough to make THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN a must read. Daring and bold, Rasey presents the shadowy world of vampyres with a unique darkness that proves mesmerizing. The style is fiercely unrelenting, marking Rasey indelibly as a harsh truth teller. Although her genre is fiction, her characters are real and frightening, and not even main characters are safe from the evil that haunts Rasey’s work. Further, Rasey’s exploration of self-mutilation is both knowledgeable and tasteful, lending a shocking vulnerability to a striking character. Indeed, THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN is gripping, gritty, and fascinating, coming very highly recommended.

Cindy Penn for Word Weaving

THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN is a thrill-read, intense, fast and unpredictable. The reader will be tempted to “close your eyes and don’t look” but from the first grizzly murder to the last, the reader is glued to the pages waiting breathlessly for the killer to be unmasked and brought down.

For an adrenaline rushing read, I highly recommend THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN.

Terrie Figueroa for Romance Reviews Today http://www.romrevtoday.com

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AUTHOR BIO

Ms. Rasey is a three-time recipient of the Word Weaving Award for Literary Excellence and a three-time winner of the prestigious RIO Award Of Excellence. She is also a three-time EPPIE finalist and was a 2001 nominee for Romantic Times Magazine’s Best Electronic Book. Additionally, Twilight Obsessions and Twilight Visions, two anthologies she was a part of, was nominated for the PEARL, the Paranormal Excellence Award in Romantic Literature, in the Best Anthology category. Her short story, In The Mind of Darkness won the P&E 2002 Horror short story category.

When not behind her computer, you can find Patricia working, reading, watching movies or MMA. She also enjoys spending her free time at the river camping with her husband and two sons. Ms. Rasey is currently a third degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate.

Ms. Rasey’s work includes the novels…

-- Deadly Obsession
Kiss of Deceit.
Facade.
The Hour Before Dawn, sequel to the best-selling Deadly Obsession
Eyes Of Betrayal, sequel to the best-selling Kiss Of Deceit.
Love You to Pieces (not yet published).
Lawfully Yours, her first historical romance.
Eternally Yours, sequel to Lawfully yours.
Dark Savior.

As well as the novellas and award winning short story…

Fear the Dark
Sanitarium
In the Mind of Darkness

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA ONLINE

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PatriciaARasey

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/patriciarasey

Website: http://www.PatriciaRasey.com

Blog: http://patriciarasey.blogspot.com/

SNEAK PEEK:

A knock sounded on his door, startling him. Since moving here, Tev had not had a single visitor. No one besides the department knew where he lived. Fearing something had happened to his family, Tev jumped up from his chair and opened the door. He wasn’t sure what he expected, but certainly not a fang-toothed Raven.

Tev left the door cracked, not inviting the young man in. “How the hell did you find out where I lived? Taken to following me?”

He’d need to be more careful of his whereabouts and surroundings in the future. If his cover were blown, they wouldn’t have a chance in hell of catching the killer.

“You going to invite me in?”

Role-player or real, Tevan wasn’t sure, but either way, Raven would not step across his threshold. The rules stated a vampire must first be invited. “Tell me why I should? You have business here?”

Raven leaned a shoulder against the doorjamb and crossed his arms over his chest. “Just wanting to find out your angle.”

Tev knew Raven sized him up. He wondered if he thought him a threat where Krystal was concerned. Narrowing his gaze, Tev asked again, “How did you find out where I lived?”

“Super-natural powers.”

“I don’t buy that, and I don’t think you do either.”

Raven chuckled. “I followed you home from the club.”

“Why?”

He shrugged. “I was intrigued and a bit skeptical, if you will.”

Tevan knew a big share of male vampyres were gay or bisexual. He hoped Raven’s intrigue didn’t include being interested in Tev sexually. “I’m not into guys.”

“Who says I am?” Raven challenged.

“You followed me home.”

He held his arms out to the side, booted feet crossed, in a Christ-like pose. “I said I was intrigued, not interested. Besides, I knew you weren’t into guys.”

“How’s that?”

“Krystal.”

“What about her?”

“You going to let me in, or do I have to stand out here all day?”

Tev opened the door. “Come in,” he invited, picking up shirts and pants littering the floor and throwing them into a basket in the corner. “Sorry, I didn’t expect company.”

Raven walked slowly around the room, taking in every corner. He picked up objects, glanced carefully at them, before returning them to their spot. Tev felt as if he were being assessed. Every inch of his existence scrutinized by this man.
Stopping in front of the computer, Raven glanced at the screen. “Looks like you need to get out more.”

“That’s the problem…I don’t go out much at all.”

“Any reason?”

Tev took the opening Raven offered. “I don’t identify with many.”

Raven looked up from the screen. “Meaning?”

“I live a life contrary to what people perceive as normal. I walk at night. I hunt.”

Raven appeared to study his face, judging how much of Tev’s self-profession to believe. “And what is it you hunt?”

“Life force. Raw energy.”

“Hunting is a synonym for pursuing, certainly not something that requires the other’s consent. You take without permission?”

“I don’t need approval.”

Raven pursed his lips. “A true hunter. Either you’re of the Blood as you say, or a poser. Which is it?”

“What do you think?”

Raven crossed his arms over his chest again and looked at Tev. “I don’t know what to think. That’s why I’m here.”

“You think you can somehow lay proof to my claim?”

Raven shrugged. “Depends on what you have to prove. Can you smell me?”

“I smell the thick blood running through your veins, if that’s what you mean.”

“Do you desire it?”

Shit.

Raven reached into his leather jacket’s pocket and pulled out a shiny straight razor still in its cardboard sheath. “Prove it.”
If he told Raven “no,” then chances were that he’d never believe Tevan was of the Blood. He certainly couldn’t use disease as an excuse, because most true vampyres didn’t fear death, they embraced it. But getting AIDS scared the hell out of him.

Before Tevan could come up with an excuse about why he could not do what Raven offered, a thin red line ran down the man’s arm. Blood seeped from the cut and dripped to the floor. Raven held out his arm. He raised a brow in challenge. “Hungry?”

Tev swallowed; his stomach quivered in disgust. If he ever got his hands on Whitey’s throat, it wouldn’t be too soon.

Tevan had just backed himself into a corner. And unless he did some fast-talking, he’d be forced to corroborate his affirmations. Drinking blood had not been part of his deal with Whitey. The thought of it sent his stomach rolling….

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THE ENEMY’S SON by KRISTEN BAILEY (suspense/thriller/romance)

THE REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED FRIDAY NOV. 4th,  2011

OUR REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY  EDITION IS BY KRISTEN BAILEY!

TITLE: THE ENEMY’S SON

GENRE:  CONTEMPORARY SUSPENSE THRILLER WITH ROMANTIC ELEMENTS

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://www.lachesispublishing.com/proddetail.asp?prod=The_Enemys_Son

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SYNOPSIS:

Cora Evans will do anything to save her father from harm.   Jerry Evans has been accused of embezzling a million dollars from his employer, who plans to hold both Jerry and Cora hostage until the money is returned. Cora’s only hope to save their lives, and find out what really happened to the money, rests in trusting the employer’s son, Nick Halloway.   But, who is Nick really trying to help? Is he just using her emotions against her to help his father? Are all Nick’s efforts to keep her safe just a ploy?   When Cora becomes a suspect in her father’s shooting she is forced to go on the run. It is then she realizes she has no choice but to trust Nick. She’s thrust into a world of criminals and blackmail, with no guarantees that she and her father will walk away innocent.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Kristen James (Bailey) lives on the West Coast, USA, and loves to visit both the mountains and coast with her three young children. She’s written several novels, including a young adult historical titled The River People and two romances, A Cowboy For Christmas and More Than Memories. She stays busy and happy with her children, cycling, writing, and running her publishing company, Bravado Publishing.

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SNEAK PEEK:

Seeing Alexander that close to Cora made Nick’s skin crawl. He didn’t waste any pleasantries on the man. “Did Jerry find the money so soon?” Alexander snorted. “Hardly.”

“So, what’s the news?”

“He still claims someone else stole it, he’s investigating. My guess is he’ll get himself killed.”

Nick kept a straight face and resisted the urge to punch the cabin wall next to him, when he really wanted to hit Alexander in that straight, pointed nose of his.

“Did I ruin your plans by showing up?” Alexander’s mouth twisted. “Don’t bother pretending you’re not trying to get her in bed.”

Nick’s blood boiled hotter at Alexander’s crude words.

“I’m just doing what my father needs me to.” Nick forced his tensed shoulders to relax and folded his arms across his chest, hoping to avoid further conflict with a less defensive stance. “Keith wants her up here for a while, so this is where we’re staying.”

“I don’t buy it, and I don’t know why Keith does.” Alexander wanted a fight, Nick thought, and a reason to grab Cora and take off with her.
Nick shrugged, deciding it best not to goad Alexander.

“Keith doesn’t need a lawyer around,” Alexander said. “You know that, don’t you? You walked away and you’re not getting back in.”

“Don’t be so sure. Maybe a lawyer in the family could do some good.”

Alexander was so stunned, he took a step backwards. Nick mentally kicked himself for giving Alexander another reason to keep a close watch on them.

“What do you want with her? Why did you really get her involved?” The other man laughed, “You know it was the only way to get Jerry to find the money without going to the police. We can’t let information like this get out to the press.”

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THE BELLE STALKER by MINNETTE MEADOR (suspense/thriller/paranormal)

THE REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY NOV. 1st, 2011

OUR REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS BY MINNETTE MEADOR!

TITLE: THE BELLE STALKER

GENRE: CONTEMPORARY SUSPENSE THRILLER/ URBAN FANTASY PARANORMAL

PUBLISHER: RESPLENDENCE PUBLISHING http://tinyurl.com/3h8kut4

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SYNOPSIS:

For a year, Belle Stark has struggled to conquer fears that have been plaguing her since a maniac murdered her father and attacked her.  And she nearly succeeds, until she discovers her lover’s murdered and mutilated body spread over her furniture, making Belle a prime suspect. Certain her attacker is to blame, she seeks help from her ex-husband, homicide detective Mike Cranston, the one person she swore she would never let back into her life, or heart. In their hunt for answers, the two uncover more than a lunatic – but a supernatural underworld hidden beneath the tall skyscrapers of the city and a secret that could kill them both. Faced with a terrible choice, Belle surrenders herself to the hands of a monster while Mike desperately tries to solve an ancient mystery before it’s too late to save her—

REVIEWS:

NIGHTOWL ROMANCE – I encourage you to try out Minnette’s work and see how enmeshed you will become in her wonderful settings.

COFFEE TIME ROMANCE – Ms. Meador weaves a beautiful story that I could not get enough of. Her characters are so full of life and were enjoyable to read.

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AUTHOR BIO:
Somewhere between thirty and dust…red hair, blue eyes…six  kids, one slightly used husband, and any number of pets from time to time…  wannabe hippy… wanttheirmoney yuppie…pro musician and actress for 20 years… native Oregonian… lover of music, beauty, and all things green. Willing slave to the venerable muse. Minnette currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband, having replaced the children with one dog. The dog, Pierre, pretty much runs the show.

CONNECT WITH MINNETTE ONLINE:

FACEBOOK:  http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637053209
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/MinnetteMeador

SNEAK PEEK:

Tequelin appeared in a mist, naked, except for delicate wristbands of gold. His hair was loose now, untamed, wild, a glowing snowstorm around that strange haunting face. A light illuminated his eyes, blue diamonds circling black luminous pools. Deeply muscled, strength radiated from every inch of his pale skin.

Cringing on the ground, she tried to crawl away. An arm caught her around the waist, drew her from the floor and hauled her against a massive chest. The beat of his heart vibrated against her shoulder. Long white fingers closed around her throat, almost meeting at the back. He pulled her face back to meet his gaze. Squeezing her eyes shut she struggled, digging her fingernails into the flesh of his forearm. The skin hardened into rock.

“See me.” The whispered words spun through the room. Belle had no strength to fight. She opened her eyes.

Tequelin stared down into her soul, his mouth opened softly, bending down to steal a kiss. When his lips touched hers, everything changed.

Passion flamed between her legs, drenching her. It spread through her skin like wild fire. The hard knot shoved into her back made her weak with need. In a glint of revulsion, Belle knew her body would betray her under Tequelin’s touch. She had to stop it. Now. Quickly.

“Still,” he whispered against her lips, and she froze in place, tremulous whimpers vibrating in her chest. The fingers left her throat.


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