Thursday, November 29, 2012


Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaways to win an ecopy of THE HAUNTING OF A DUKE by Chasity Bowlin and THE DEADLY STRIPPER by Diane Thorne!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Early Review & Giveaway: The Weird Girls by Cecy Robson

Title: The Weird Girls: A Novella
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls ~ #0.5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: ARC, 124 pages
Source: Author
Buy the book: Amazon | B&N
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, a little weird…

The Wird sisters are different from every race on earth—human and supernatural. When human society is no longer an option for them, they move in among the resident vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region. Could this be the true home they’ve longed for? Um, not quite.

After the sisters accidentally strip a witch of her powers in a bar brawl, they soon realize the mistake will cost them. Because to take on a witch means to take on her coven. And losing the battle isn’t an option.

Being weird was never this dangerous!

Blog Tour: The Weird Girls by Cecy Robson

Today I'm hosting a stop on The Weird Girls Blog Tour. This new urban fantasy series features four feisty sisters you'll instantly love and plenty of thrill rides to keep you guessing. Read on for more on this must - read series and be sure to check back for my review that includes an awesome giveaway!


"Every woman has an inner tigress--that part of her that gives her strength and helps her to survive despite all odds . . . I'm just able to bring mine to the surface." - Celia Wird, SEALED WITH A CURSE: A WEIRD GIRLS NOVEL

Title: The Weird Girls
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls ~ Book #0.5
ISBN: 9781101606919
Release Date: December 4, 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, a little weird…

The Wird sisters are different from every race on earth—human and supernatural. When human society is no longer an option for them, they move in among the resident vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region. Could this be the true home they’ve longed for? Um, not quite.

After the sisters accidentally strip a witch of her powers in a bar brawl, they soon realize the mistake will cost them. Because to take on a witch means to take on her coven. And losing the battle isn’t an option.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Promo Blitz: The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak


"To label this a zombie book would be a false pretense . . . this is so much more than that. What you start out with and what you end up with are very different, and those twists and turns in the middle will make your heart beat faster over and over again." -- Colossal Pop 

It's all fun and games until someone ends up undead.

Though Layla reluctantly returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she could never have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla's help if they are to survive the zombie apocalypse that's upon them. But that is not the only problem.

With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone. As the beings living on the fringe seek to reclaim power, Layla must find a way to protect the ones she loves or all humanity may be lost.


Melanie Karsak, steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, and caffeine junkie, resides in Florida with her husband and two children. Visit the author at her blog to learn more about upcoming projects, book signings, and other neato things. A Walking Dead fan, check out her blog for recaps!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Guest Post & Giveaway: Sexy & Damned Series by Diane Thorne

The Black Rose Tattoo
By Diane Thorne

What does the black rose stand for when tattooed over the heart?

I'll first explain a little history about the black rose and what it signifies in my Sexy & Damned series. Murdock is a demon. He temps. He lures. He convinces people any way he can to make a deal with him. He wants your soul and in exchange, you'll get what you want, but with a twist. Demons are tricky like that. They never fully deliver exactly as intended in the bargain. Of course, people don't realize that when they deal with Murdock. As soon as the person makes their agreement with him, he brands the black rose to the person's heart with his touch. The tattoo is a reminder he owns your soul. He can call upon you to do jobs for him or bring a quick end to your life and take your soul when he deems fit. The minute your heart stops, you are his to do with as he pleases in Hell.

Grim, yes?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Book Tour: Impulse by Dannika Dark {Guest Post & Giveaway}

As part of the Impulse blog book tour, hosted by Enchantress of Books Blog Tours, author Dannika Dark is here today to share a little bit about the sexy heroes of her Mageri Series...and yes, there's also a fabulous tour-wide giveaway. Let's get started...

"THE MAGERI MEN: What Makes them so Sexy and Irresistible?"
By Dannika Dark

This is a great question, because each of my men come with flaws. In fact, there’s one character in “Impulse” that was I certain would rub readers the wrong way, but he’s gained quite a league of fans, even with his sharp tongue and serious demeanor. It seems that each of the men have acquired a group of loyal followers.

None of them are perfect, and perhaps that is the key. Do women like a good challenge? Perhaps.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Virtual Book Tour: The Haunting of a Duke by Chasity Bowlin {Interview & Giveaway}

TGIF! Today I have the pleasure of hosting a stop on Chasity Bowlin's blog tour for her new release, The Haunting of a Duke, hosted by BTS Virtual Tours. This book mixes two of my fave genres, Regency romance and the paranormal, for a sweet but sexy read. I was able to chat with Ms. Bowlin and have a fun interview to share with you and of course there's also a giveaway so pull up a seat and let's get to it...
Welcome to Romancing the Darkside Chasity! I’m really excited to have you on the blog today and can’t wait to chat about your new release, The Haunting of a Duke.

RtD: Give us three (3) interesting facts about yourself.

CB: I read tarot cards. I stalk an indie band called Reckless Kelly to the point that I have seen them seven times in five states. I also stalk their younger brother’s band.  I have a problem. In approximately two months I will be a Licensed Professional Counselor (Associate), and no more grad school means more writing time!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blog Tour: My Vampire Cover Model by Karyn Gerrard {Mini Review & Giveaway}

Welcome to my stop on the My Vampire Cover Model Blog Tour, hosted by FMB Blog Tours. Stay tuned for my review of this sexy short read and enter for a chance to win your own copy.

Author: Karyn Gerrard
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Format: ebook, 79 pages
Source: FMB Blog Tours
Buy the book: Amazon | B&N
Life changed for Deanna Brooks the night she attended a book signing for her aunt's best-selling paranormal romance series. There she met Burney "Burn the Cover God" Sheridan. The model for the fictional vampire hero, Burn is beyond handsome with an overabundance of Irish charm.

Burn Sheridan, a man with scores of past lives, has a secret: He really is a vampire. Meeting Deanna was agony because for the first time in over two hundred years, Burn experiences the rarest of vampiric needs, the "mate of his soul" connection. Keeping people at a distance had been Burn's existence for centuries, but Deanna makes this pledge of staying detached impossible.

Many obstacles lie ahead and the biggest of all may be Burn himself. Can Deanna and Burn overcome them and find lasting love?
A fun and sexy read that will delight PNR lovers!

Romancing the Darkside Gets a Makeover!

A big hello to all my romancing ravens! When I started this blog almost two years ago (this February), I never thought it would become more than just a hobby. I'm thankful that you guys stop by and read my reviews, enter my giveaways and share my passion for books, you don't know what that means to me.

With that being said, I thought it was time for a little makeover for Romancing the Darkside. I want to thank the fabulous Autum @ Always Purrty Design for my new look and ask that you all bear with me while I get things a bit organized on here, I know it's a little messy right now. I hope you guys like the new design and continue to stop by and share your love of books with me! xoxo

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Review: Running in the Dark by Regan Summers

Title: Running in the Dark
Author: Regan Summers
Series: Night Runner ~ Book #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Carina Press
Format: ebook, 179 pages
Source: Author
Buy the book: Amazon | B&N | Carina Press

After surviving a vampire turf war in Alaska, vampire courier Sydney Kildare is back behind the wheel and working under an assumed name in Chile. She doesn't speak the language, doesn't know the city and—worst of all—has to drive a crappy car.

What she does have is Malcolm Kelly, her sort-of boyfriend and manager of the city's vampire population. But with Malcolm preoccupied by bloodsucker business—and a gorgeous vampiress from his past—Sydney feels more alone than ever.

But Sydney has more than her love life to worry about. She's got vamps on her tail, mysterious deliveries that leave death in their wake, and old enemies targeting her to get to Malcolm. Turns out he's got a history more deadly than she ever imagined, and she'll have to use every skill in her arsenal to stay alive...

 My Romancing Thoughts:

A worthy sequel to Don't Bite the Messenger!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Romancing Guest Post: The heroine of HELLSBANE by Paige Cuccaro

I'm super excited to have author Paige Cuccaro back on the blog today! I'm a huge fan of the Hellsbane series and when I learned she's re-releasing the first book in the series this month, I couldn't wait to have her on. She's introducing us to the sarcastic and kick butt heroine of Hellsbane, Ms. Emma Jane Hellsbane. I hope you enjoy meeting Emma and feel free to share Ms. Cuccaro some love!

Character Profile: Emma Jane Hellsbane 
By Paige Cuccaro

Name: Emma Jane Hellsbane
Height: 5’
Weight: 105 lbs
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Blonde

Likes: Laughing, watching romantic comedies, the smell of fresh cut grass, summer beaches, and rooting for the underdog. I like when the good guys win and the bad guys learn a lesson. I like people who’d rather make mistakes for the right reasons, than do nothing just to avoid being wrong. And I like guys who have the confidence to wear pink, and the humility to ask for help.

Dislikes: Demons, Fallen angels, smug seraphim and egomaniacal jinn. I don’t like exercise and try to only run if something is chasing me. I dislike people who say, “I could care less.” When what they mean is they couldn’t care less. And I really dislike people who couldn’t care less about anything.

I like rain better than snow.
I like summer better than fall.
I think vinyl albums sound better than CDs,
And I think the Beatles would’ve broken up despite John loving Yoko.
I like cats more than dogs and milk chocolate better than dark.
I don’t think Oswald acted alone and I think there’s more than they’re telling us at Area 51.

But mostly I like honesty, loyalty and understanding.
I dislike negativity, arrogance, and short sightedness.  

Friday, November 9, 2012

Men & Women of the Military Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Men & Women of the Military Giveaway Hop! This fantastic hop is hosted by my blogging friend The Jeep Diva and runs from 12:00 AM on November 9th through 11:59 PM on November 15th.

In the spirit and celebration of Veteran's Day, this hop is dedicated to the military heroes and heroines in our favorite books. Who doesn't love a man in uniform and a woman who kicks major butt?! Join us in celebrating our beloved military book heroes and heroines and feel free to share some of your own!
I have to admit I had a hard time deciding which book I'd showcase as my giveaway for this hop, they're so many great sexy heroes and heroines to choose from but I hope you enjoy my pick, it's the latest book in Lori Foster's Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series, A Perfect Storm. Ms. Foster's heroes are smart, sexy, dangerous and romantic, I can't get enough of them and guarantee you'll fall in love with them just like I have. Enticed? Keep reading for an excerpt and don't worry, this might be book #4 in the series but every book can be read as a stand alone.

You can check out my review of book one, When You Dare here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Book Spotlight & Excerpt: Perfect Misfits by Lawna Mackie

About the book...
Ryder, commander of the Levarian legion of gargoyles, has a problem. He keeps dreaming on duty…and falling…neither of which gargoyles ever do. Every dream is of the same woman, and every time, it brings on red-hot, searing pain in the crescent-shaped scar on his palm. Driven to find the woman and the reason for his bizarre dreams, he lets himself fall… 

…right through to a place he never knew existed…to the woman of his dreams. 

Labeled a misfit, Tempest was snatched away as a child and imprisoned in the hidden realm of Misfit Mountain. Locked up by Fedor, the ruler of the kingdom, who intends to take her as his bride, she has no choice but to brave the dangerous snow and ice of the Mountain to escape. Despairing, faced with the impossible choices of Fedor or death, love is the last thing on her mind, until Ryder snatches her from the air and into a whole new realm of feeling. Can Ryder find the key to freeing her and save them both?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Blog Tour: HEAR ME by Skye Warren & Giveaway

Thanks so much for having me on Romancing the Darkside! I’m Skye Warren, author of the Kindle bestselling Dark Erotica series. I’m here to share with you guys my latest release, Hear Me, which early reviewers are calling “disturbingly arousing” and “beautifully written.”

If you like enigmatic heroes, heartfelt heroines and dark themes, take a look…

Title: HEAR ME
Author: Skye Warren
Length: 32,000-word novella
Genre/Heat Level: Dark erotica
ISBN: 9780988363205

She doesn’t remember her past, only her training. She can’t talk, not that a good slave should speak out of turn. None of that matters when she wakes up in the warm, rustic room. Her new master is distant but kind. There’s only one problem: he doesn’t want her.

Longing for the shackles of safety, she pulls from the last dregs of her will to prove her worth as a slave. It seems to be working. He responds first to her body and next to her submission. The secrets of his past haunt the cabin, fraying the tightening bond between Master and slave, but it is her own memories that may finally unravel it.

This book contains a bonus short story Escape, set in the same dark erotica world.

This book contains explicit scenes of sex, including dubious consent and captivity situations. The BDSM does not conform to literary conventions, making it sometimes more realistic, and other times not. This is a work of fiction not appropriate for anyone uncomfortable with these situations or anyone under the age of eighteen.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Review: Death is a Bitch by Cate Masters

Title: Death is a Bitch
Author: Cate Masters
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Format: ebook, 113 pages
Source: FMB Blog Tours
Buy it here: All Romance | Amazon | B&N

Eternity can suck when it’s all work, work, work. Death harvests souls even when they stack up faster than pancakes in an all-you-can-eat-buffet.

As the patron angel of death and dying, Azrael works closely with Death, but is dying for true intimacy. She’s the only immortal who’s ever aroused such powerful emotions in him. One taste of her leaves him needing her like humans need air and food, but will a demon’s lies leave a bad taste?

No one escapes Death – except King Sisyphus. Twice. With the help of Damien the demon, Sisyphus tries again, and she’s determined to have justice. Some say Death’s a bitch, but only when she has to be. But will the price of justice be a broken heart?

 My Romancing Thoughts:

Beautiful, dark and sexy!

Blog Tour: Death is a Bitch by Cate Masters {Excerpt & Giveaway}

I'm happy to welcome author Cate Masters who's stopping by on her Death is a Bitch blog tour via FMB Blog Tours. If you love a strong leading lady and angels and demons be sure to add this one to your list, you won't be disappointed (I'll be sharing my thoughts on it soon!). I have a teaser excerpt and an enticing giveaway to share with you today...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Winner of ICED by Karen Marie Moning

Thanks to everyone who entered to win a copy of ICED by Karen Marie Moning!

And the winner is...

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