Rules Of Ascension
By Suzy Knight
As a child, Lady Elsabeth Durnfir dreamed of marrying a prince, but after seeing her elder sister’s personality make a complete 180 degree turn after her engagement to Crown Prince Henry of Estoria is announced, Elsabeth has traded in her childish hopes of a fairytale wedding for the equally unlikely hope of inheriting Durnfir Manor and the surrounding land.
Life at court is not something she is interested in, or good at, but in order to help prepare for her sister Alicia’s wedding, Elsabeth must live at court for an entire year. As well as trying to fit in at court while living up to her sister’s reputation, Elsabeth has a secret to keep. But, court is full of secrets that are all about to come to light.
How will Elsabeth survive court without destroying her family’s reputation—and how can she get Prince Frederick, the renowned rake, to stop teasing her?
My Review:When I was asked to read and review this one, I was excited especially after I saw this gorgeous cover and read the blurb. I love any romance set in a historical period and this one was great. It is set in the medieval period, where there are knights, and the court and yummy princes. This story is about a young woman that is forced to come to court, a woman that loves to be free and watch the sunrise and play. She doesn’t like to be restricted. Now she is at the royal court, because her sister is marrying the crown prince. Then she meets the younger prince, Frederick, who is a ladies man. But he is charming, affectionate and shows her gentleness and desire. It is a short story, but what a fun one. I enjoyed every moment. It almost seemed too short for me. The story surrounds this sweet romance, and is wrought with treachery and suspense, with a tender love story that is guaranteed to steal your heart!! Magnifiscient!! About The Author
Suzy Knight is an average English girl, who after completing a degree in boring business management decided to travel halfway around the world to the land of kpop and kimchi to be a teacher. Whilst in Korea, Suzy rediscovered her passion for writing and managed to write the novel Love and War in between working at her academy and volunteering with animal rescue. Two years later and she’s back in England with her rescued Korean puppy, Panda. Now she is working on her next novels, while training Panda to be less nervous. You can find Suzy at
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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned novels Wife by Wednesday, Married by Monday, and Not Quite Dating. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California
MacCoinnich Time Travels (5)
Published November 19 2013
Paranormal Time Travel Romance
Amber suffers every day, she has the ability to feel the emotions of those surrounding her. After a battle with her families enemy, her condition became a hundred times worse. Amber is always in a immeasurable amount of pain, knowing that each day she is getting worse, and she will soon die. She knows that there is no hope for her, until one day, after a summoning spell for help, and stranger appears in their home. Gavin Kincaid is intrigued by a portrait of a young woman, and he can’t seem to forget her face, but there is no record of what happens to her. When his friend and colleague suddenly disappears, he knows he has no choice except to go back through time and find his friend. He is suprised to find himself in the twenty first century, and facing the one woman who he has been searching for. He can barely believe he is talking to the MacCoinnich family. A family well respected and revered from his time. When he sees the pain and torment that Amber is suffereing from, he tries to use his Druid gift to shield her. Only when they are physically touching, is Gavin able to shield her from the pain that has tormented her. Amber has never known this feeling of being free of others emotions, and she feels normal, a emotion that she never imagined that she would feel. A passion and a bond connects Amber and Gavin, but will a hidden truth about Gavin tear them apart or bring them even closer?
I was given a free copy of Highland Protector in return of a honest review. This is the first time that I have heard of this author, and I do love time travel romances, especially when it involves the highlands. Highland Protector is the fifth in the series. Highland Protector had a strong plot and emotionally enriched characters. In the beginning it starts out with seeing both characters and in their individual lives. You see more into their characters from the beginning. Gavin is a Druid, and a warrior, and has some powerful traits. Amber is a member of a powerful family, and I haven’t read the previous books, but Amber and her family faced their enemy, and after the event, Amber’s condition gets worse, and even despite the pain that she is under, she still manages to help her family and those in need; even though it drains what little energy that she has. Through a series of events, Amber and Gavin are put together, and they are unable to break away from each other. When they end up bonded, their relationship becomes even more cemented, and you see the feelings they have for each other blossom, especially as they travel together through time.
Even though I really enjoyed this story quite a bit, I had the hardest time getting into it especially in the beginning, which is probably the reason it took me so long to get it read. However once I reached about halfway through the story, I was starting to get more into it, and really enjoying the way the story was turning out. I felt like you could read this as a stand alone, but I think I would have liked to have read the earlier books, so I could have had a bit more background information. Overall it was a strong romance, and I enjoyed the different sub plots that occur as well. It only added more to the story. I love the masterful way the reader brings the characters to life in a setting of conflict, magic and passion. A stirring way this story brings out the unexpecting sizzling romance!! A EXCITING ROMP!!!
“I don’t care, I want to make love to my wife, to hear you moan when I bring you pleasure.” His words made her insides quiver, as did his hands as they circled her hips and pulled her back into his arms.
“And I will bring you pleasure, Amber.” He kissed her briefly. “So much pleasure”
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A Vampire’s Christmas Carol (Novella)
This holiday season has bite.
Ben Prescott hates Christmas—he’s a vampire, and to him, there’s certainly nothing jolly about the holiday season. While the humans are running around being merry, he’s hunting in the shadows. Ben plans to spend the holidays his way…by stalking deadly prey.
But fate has other plans for Ben.
Three visitors are coming Ben’s way…A demon who will force Ben to face his past, a ghost who will show Ben the present he could have, and a shifter who will reveal the darkness that waits in Ben’s future. Unless Ben can change his ways, he may just turn into a real monster, one who can’t be saved by anyone or anything.
‘Tis the season…to be undead.
Ben’s redemption rests in the hands of the one woman he loved and lost—Simone Laurent. If Ben is going to have a chance at being more than just the beast in the darkness, he has to prove himself to the lovely Simone. A very hard task, considering that, once upon a Christmas Eve, Simone died in Ben’s arms…
This book features one very tortured vampire, a sexy ghost from his past, and hot scenes designed to melt the winter snow. Plenty of action, adult situations, and steamy times are ahead. Happy holidays!
Could you tell us 5 random things about yourself.
Of course! Let’s see…I love horror movies, Vin Diesel is my favorite actor, I have an addiction to chocolate, I watch the Disney Channel even when my son isn’t in the room, and I’ve been reading romance novels since I was 12 years old.
-What is your favorite aspect about writing? What inspired you to write?
I love being able to create high intensity, dangerous scenes–and to enjoy that danger from the comfort of my chair. Anything can happen in books, and it’s that “anything” that makes writing exciting to me!
I have always been a day dreamer, so writing just seemed like a good fit for me. I couldn’t turn off the day dreams, so I just used them!
– Tell us a bit about A Vampire’s Christmas Carol
Thanks for asking! A Vampire’s Christmas Carol features one very tortured vampire who is on the edge of falling into darkness. On Christmas Eve, he is visited by three very different visitors–a demon, a ghost from Ben’s past, and a shifter. It’s a vampy take on the Dickens classic…only there’s some steamy scenes included that I don’t think were in the original version!
-Do you have a favorite character? Tell us about him/her.
That is such a tough question! I think my favorite overall character would be Niol from Midnight’s Master. Niol was my first really bad anti-hero, and he gave me a serious soft spot for those tortured guys.
-What made you decide on writing paranormal romance? and why?
I think we can all use an escape from the real world, and I like to write paranormals to get that escape. It’s nice to imagine that there is more to this world than just what we see each day.
-What is the easiest and/or hardest part about writing?
The ending is the hardest part for me! Sometimes, it’s difficult to say goodbye to the characters.
The easiest part? Starting a story! That’s always fun and exciting!
-Do you have a favorite genre to read for fun?
Romance! Give me all sub-genres, and I am a happy woman!
-Do you have a specific spot you like to write? or is it anytime, anywhere?
Anytime, anywhere. 😉 I just need to be in a quiet spot, and I’m good to go. If there is too much noise nearby or if someone is talking, I always get pulled out of the story.
-If you could travel to any time, which would it be and why?
Hmmm…I’ve always been fascinated by Ancient Egypt. I’d love to get a first hand look at the pyramids in their glory!
-Do you have any favorite books or author you love to read from?
So many! I love Larissa Ione, Katie Reus, Jayne Ann Krentz, Kresley Cole, Linda Howard…I could go on for hours.
Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me. Happy Holidays!
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When I was first asked to read this, I didn’t know if I would like it, especially since I wasn’t sure if it would have a Happy ending (which is a must for me) but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed reading Medusa. At first I had a bit of a hard time getting into it, I don’t know if it was just me or what, but I just had a feeling I needed to stick with it. However once I read the first chapter or two I was instantly drawn into this passionate love story that almost broke my heart. There were many different aspects that I liked about this. For one, is the theme of mythology that is almost the center of the culture and surroudings in this story. I have always been fascinated with greek mythology, and I really enjoyed seeing the interaction of the different gods in this one, and how in the end they were pretty much cheering for the couple (just like me!!:) But I also found the plot to be very on the edge type. There was non stop intensity and it felt so tragic at times. This is the type of romance that you want to make sure you have some tissues next to you—guaranteed to put your emotions through the ringer. It has been a while since I have read a story that had so much heartfelt emotions and almost makes you feel like you are on a roller coaster. Another aspect I like is that this author decided to go with Medusa. With most people, even me, I have found Medusa to be one of my least favorite characters, in greek mythology. I enjoyed seeing Medusa being put in as the good side of things, and we see a innocence about her and you feel like you can relate with her in a mortal way. There was also such a vibrancy to the style of writing that is used, somewhat different than what I am used to (which I found to be Awesome!) It was as if Summers was trying to reach out to her readers and share a special story, a story that has totally captured my heart. There was such a beautiful connection between the characters, their love so enthralling!!! If you are looking for a sweet love story, that is full of intensity, unsurmountable conflict (like the sea) and a couple that are so fully dedicated they risk everything for each other!!! A love story to bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your heart.
The love I have for you gives me breath and strength. You will always hold my heart. Let it give you the strength to do what must be done. For you will be my lady, forever.
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For The Love Of Hades
Sasha is part gypsy. Born June 9, 1974, stories have always played an important role in her life. her passions have always been storytelling, Hollywood, history and travel. It’s no surprise that her books include a little of each. Her first play, ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’ was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She’s been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she’s doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and her inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.
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Eternal Guardians (6)
Published March 26th 2013
Titus, part of the order of the Eternal Guardians, has for the longest time has been unable to bear another’s touch on his skin, or feel every emotion and be splintered with pain. He has been having dreams of the one woman who he can bear her touch, and he knows it is doubtful that he will ever see her again. But then he suddenly spots her in the Castle of Argolea. On his way to a meeting with the “Council” he sees a dark haired young woman who looks exactly like the one woman he has been dreaming about at night, hoping one day that he would find her again. When he endeavors to find her, he finds himself to have been drawn into her world. Titus is very powerful, and he knows that Natasa is innocent, that she doesn’t mean to hurt or injure others. They begin together on a quest to find the answers that could solve every one’s problems, only never expected the danger and intrigue that would come along with it. Natasa knows how dangerous she is, and wants more than anything to have the ‘fire’ that burns within her and threatens every one’s lives, to be rid of. Natasa never expected to find Titus or expect to find such a passionate love that ignites every burning awakened with her….or even a powerful love that would lead her to finding everything she has been aching to have.
The Hero (Titus)
Titus, over a hundred years ago, was cursed after being a foolish and prideful young man. So he has been unable to bear another’s touch, or ends up on the floor in pain and overwhelmed with every emotion and sense of the person that he touches. He has managed to hide that flaw from others in the order, seeing it as a weakness. Until he meets Natasa at the half breed colony, some time ago, and his whole world changes, when she touches him, and he doesn’t feel emotion or pain. He only feels her beautiful touch and the heat of her skin, only draws him in. She has no idea what a wonderful gift she has given him, being able to Finally touch another after over a hundred years, and vows to protect her no matter what threatens them.
The Heroine (Natasa)
Natasa, has recently been woken up after being frozen for hundreds of years. Now a fire burns within her, that she has barely been able to contain; it has taken all of her self control to hold it within in. She knows she has little time left, and that she could cause the very own destruction of mankind if she doesn’t find the one person that can save her…her father who is imprisoned. With Zeus and Hades trying to find her, she must find a way out of this mess she finds herself in. All she wants to do is get the heat taken away from her, its like her own curse, one she despises. When she meets Titus, she just want to faint at his feet, he makes her blood boil, and makes her heart pound with his beautiful and toned body that leaves her breathless. He shows her a passion and a love and prove to her they are meant to be.
I was given the ARC to read and then give a honest review in exchange. When I was asked to be a tour host for this book…I was beyond excited. Since I haven’t done too many yet. I have been wanting to read this series, but until now had yet to read anything from Elisabeth Naughton. I have to say after reading Bound, I can’t believe that I haven’t read her yet. For one thing I just love it when Greek Mythology (or any kind of mythology) is mixed in with the story plot. The author writes it in such a way that enthralls the reader from the very first page, and I found it near impossible to put it down. I love the focus and the detail that is very thoroughly portrayed through the story. Even though when I first started reading this, I was a bit lost since I hadn’t read the previous books in the series, I did catch on after the first few chapters, and I found myself totally drawn in with the story. I also enjoyed how Naughton puts in serious issues that we all deal with in a paranormal themed romance that helps the reader connect with the characters and the story line in a very real way. The emotions that were so vividly portrayed were so heart wrenching at times, that I did cry a few times. It had such a powerful effect on my emotions, that I felt like I was being overwhelmed at times with a sea of emotional effect that takes you on a adventure to rival any. I also found some great qualities that came with this author’s writing, and her unique style will just captivate you and before you know it, you have fallen in love with the story and the characters that will take your breath away. A Poignant and intense love story that will take you places you can only dream about. I am now totally addicted to this story, and I can’t wait until I can get my hands on the other works in the series!!! A True Treasure that will excited you and charm you!! Plus how can you resist such a gorgeous cover…with the water trickling down in the sexiest way. Utterly irresistible!!
Anxiety was a bitch he did not have the patience to deal with.
He lifted his head, and before she could get the rest of the words out, his lips pressed against hers.
Soft. Cool. Electric. Tingles rushed through her whole body. And when he nipped at her lower lip, when she felt the tip of his tongue slide across the seam of her lips, she gave up the fight. She opened to him.
He was like a waterfall. Like a cool flood of relief, pouring over her skin, easing the burn from the outside in. Rejuvenating her in ways she couldn’t imagine.
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