Monday, August 21, 2017

Featured Author: Kathy Griffith

Welcome Today's Featured Author 
Kathy Griffith!!

The Ancient:

Alasdair Connery has seen a lot in ten thousand years.
He’s the first of his kind; the father of all nightwalkers. Together with his trusted assistant Edgar, he trolls for victims to feed from at his time of blood lust. When he’s invited to a wedding, he meets his perfect choices—a married couple. Bruce and Jules have their own sets of insecurities and secrets. She hides a wealth of insecurities under a shield of bravado, and Bruce? He hides the fact that he can’t stop thinking about the love of his life—his college flame Dr. Jeffrey Bayfield. With Alasdair’s powers of seduction working a little too well, he finds that both of them are growing somewhat dependent on him.
Growing increasingly annoyed at their emotional baggage, some of which he is responsible for, he’s willing to put up with their games for a short time, but something has to happen before his blood fever is over for another fifty years and he has to go back to donors once again, unable to kill humans for their red gift. He rather likes the killing part.
And what is he going to do about Edgar’s own growing feelings for him? 

     “That’s why I have to attend this odious gathering in these ridiculous clothes; at least they can’t make me give up my kilt,” Alasdair said, chuckling. He reached up and cupped Edgar’s flushed face in his hands.      
     “I have to scout for the willing.  We can’t hunt cold all the time, my dear, especially now.”  He stepped back a little.  “Now let’s finish getting me dressed, and when we’re done, I’ll take my taste.  Will that make you feel better?”     
     Edgar nodded eagerly.   

Heart's Embers:

It's been five long but happy years since Bruce and Jeffrey got married. Bruce has his doctorate in psychology now, and he and his husband plan on opening a practice together.

But life has a way of interfering.

A tragic accident tests both of them, and Jeffrey grows increasingly concerned about Bruce's fragile state of mind, especially when it's revealed that the accident was anything but. Who could hate them so much?

And will they try again? Alasdair knows.

And he will do everything in his power to keep both Bruce and Jeffrey safe.

Heart's Embers teaser:
     Grinning, Dane rescued the leather bound diploma from under Bruce's arm. He knew what was coming.
     “Hello, Dr. Bayfield,” Jeffrey whispered.
     “Hello to you too, Dr. Bayfield,” Bruce replied. “I have a slight emergency; I might need mouth to mouth.”


Talk of the Town:

Craig Hanson is out and proud, forty, fit, and fabulous. He's also the host of the most popular talk show on TV in New York City.
But is it enough?
His boyfriend Mike is the ideal beefy golden boy--except he's getting resentful, and increasingly physical when they argue, which is more often than not. Craig seems perfectly content to go on this way, until one day when he has a guest on his show--a guest who claims to be a 600 year old vampire. He seems weirdly drawn to this man, but--there aren't any such things as vampires. Everyone knows that.

Carl has been waiting his whole long life for someone like Craig. Thousands of women and men have been considered and discarded until he guests on Craig's show, but can he convince Craig that his feelings are for --literally--forever? Will Craig want to give up his humanity for eternal love as Carl's bondmate?

And will he be able to do something with the problem of Mike?

Talk of the Town teaser:
     “Let’s see your teeth!”    A huge burst of laughter erupted, and the edges of Craig’s lips quirked as if to suppress a smile.  
   Carl gave a sniff and raised one of his eyebrows, looking at the woman in the front row who had yelled.      
    “I am not a horse, Madame,” he said, using a quiet, threatening tone. “If I showed them to you, I would have to kill you.”   Laughter erupted, and Craig grinned as he turned to look at Carl.
     Carl wasn’t smiling.


Sins of the Sire:

Craig and Carl, happily bonded, married, and deep into their vampire existence, are surprised and gratified about the stunning success of their Broadway play, Talk Show, and see nothing but good things ahead—
--until an offer comes to bring the show across the pond to London.
Carl hasn’t been to London, nor Oxford, since he was turned hundreds of years ago, and he’s reluctant to tempt fate. He most definitely doesn’t wish to see his maker, the ancient Celt Ninian Na Connacht, again but—this is business. Craig understands that reluctance, having seen those terrible pictures in his head when he and Carl had first met, but the rest of the crew, including Oz, their director and the third member of their vampire triad, can’t stop talking about it.
Against his better judgment, Carl reluctantly agrees to the one week limited run, thinking he’ll just stay away from Oxford and hide out at the theatre. After all, it’s been almost six hundred years, and Ninian has undoubtedly moved on.

One thing he failed to take into consideration, however, is his mother in law…

Sins of the Sire teaser:
“Why did I even start writing this shit?”
Disgusted, Carl clicked SAVE and closed his laptop. This was a departure from his usual articles and essays, and that beautiful fluke that was Talk Show. It was his first attempt to write a novel, and no one but himself, Craig, and Oz would know that it wasn’t fiction. One other, perhaps-
Even the thought of him gave Carl an involuntary shudder. It had been over six hundred years since that interlude in the library at Oxford, and that ancient Celt still had the power to rattle him.
His sire, his maker—

 About Kathy Griffith:
 I'm an over 60 married mom and gramma living in Denver Colorado, and I've wanted to write since I was a child, but life got in the way until four years ago. May favorite stories to write are of attractive male supernatural beings (read vampires)  who have a tendency to fall in love with human men and don't really know what to do about it--but they figure it out eventually. I'm active in politics and LGBT issues, and don't hesitate to give my opinions when asked. :) If you search Amazon for my books, pay no attention to that red-haired comedian with a similar name--she has an annoying tendency to come first before me :)

Release Blitz for Havoc by Alexis Noelle

Title: Havoc
Series: Deathstalkers MC #7
Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: August 21, 2017

As a social worker, I've seen my fair share of broken families, bad relationships, and worlds of regret.
Because of that the last thing, I'll ever do is let down my guard, or open up my heart.
As for men, bring 'em on.
I love a good man in my bed, but I’m not looking for forever or happily ever after. 
That's not my style.
Please me, and leave. 
These are my rules. 
There’s no bending or breaking them. 
Even when he pulls out all the stops,
I'm not budging.
They’re set in stone.
Or should I say, “Rock?”
I'm chiseling away at that hard exterior, one pebble at a time.
I don’t negotiate, I don't share, and 
I sure as hell don’t wait my turn.
Despite her smart mouth and fiery ways,
I still want her. 
But this "friends with benefits" deal of hers is bullshit.
I don't play that way.
At least, I don't plan to anymore.
I will own every ounce of her.
That body.
That mind.
That heart.
It will all be mine.

I loved this one.   Alexis has become one of my one click authors.  I love her writing style and the surprising twists.  No matter how many books I read by her, I still can't predict the twist correctly.   This one was running smoothly and I was so engrossed in Chrissy and Rock's relationship that I didn't even brace myself for the surprising moments. 
Chrissy had a bad childhood.  She's not looking to be attached.   Rock is in the Deathstalkers.  He and Chrissy hit it off.  Rock is ready to go all in but Chrissy isn't.  Chrissy is a strong and sassy character.  Rock even though he's a tough guy, he has a sweet spot for Chrissy.  These two are great together, the only problem is breaking down Chrissy walls.  
4 Amazeballs Stars!

Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.


Release Blitz for If Ever by Angie Stanton

Title: If Ever
Author: Angie Stanton
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 21, 2017


Fiercely independent Chelsea Barnes has caught a rare break and been cast as the first non-celebrity on the hit show Celebrity Dance Off. Chelsea is coined ‘America’s Chance to Dance,’ but her partner planned on an A-lister, not a nobody.

Clashing with her partner, she’s ready to go home; but during an emotional dance, her heart-breaking past as an abandoned, homeless teen is revealed. Not only do the viewers fall in love with her, so does the flirty British guest singer, Broadway star Thomas Evan Oliver.

Tom is struck by this feisty girl who complicates his over-structured life, and pursues her in a romantic cross-country courtship until she’s voted off and joins him. Their sexy whirlwind love affair blossoms in New York as she navigates the big city and his exhausting eight shows a week, but most important, her scarred heart begins to heal. Perhaps happily ever after might be a possibility after all. 

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Author Bio

Angie Stanton is a life-long daydreamer who grew up with her hands on a book and her head in the clouds. As an adult, she’s put her talent to use writing contemporary fiction about life, love, and the adventures that follow. 

Angie is the bestselling author of nine novels. Her work has been translated into French, German, and Bulgarian. In her spare time, Angie sneaks off to New York City to enjoy the best live entertainment experience--Broadway. She is a contributing writer to Broadway World is currently working on another Broadway-themed book. 

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Cover Reveal for Play Room: A Society X Novel by Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover

Title: Play Room: A Society X Novel
Authors: Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser at Romantic Book Affairs
Release: September 4, 2017

The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you're out.
Rule #1 - No names
It doesn't matter if you want to know, it's forbidden.
Rule #2 - No exchanging numbers
It doesn't matter if you want to call, it's forbidden.
Rule #3 - Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.
It doesn't matter if you want to tell, it's forbidden.
Whatever your desire.
Whatever your fetish.
The Play Room is the place to go.
For Alexandria Miller, it’s a chance to express herself, to embrace her hidden passions.
For Kai Robicheau, being in the club brings out who he truly is.
What happens in the Play Room will have you aching for more . . .
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she's isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.
Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.