Monday, December 31, 2012

Secret Santa 2012 "Thank You"

First I'd like to thank The Book Nympho and Goldilox and the Three Weres for organizing this awesome was a blast and I'll definitely be participating next year, thanks ladies!

I hope everyone had fun giving and receiving their gifts...whether you were naughty or nice. ;) Here are the fabulous goodies I received from my Secret Santa...

I hope Santa brought everyone some great reads this year. Wishing you all a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Winner of THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Lynsay Sands & Jeaniene Frost

A big thanks to everyone who stopped by during the holidays and entered to win a copy of The Bite Before Christmas by Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Weekend Giveaway!

The holidays are almost here and we'll soon be busy with our last minute shopping, decorating or just spending time with our family and friends...which also means less blogging for me! I thought I'd spread the cheer with a little weekend giveaway that's perfect for your holiday reading...

By Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost

In Lynsay Sands' "The Gift," Katricia Argeneau knows grey-eyed cop Teddy Brunswick is her life mate. She just needs to convince him they belong together, and being snowbound in a secluded cabin will make this a Christmas neither will forget.

It's "Home for the Holidays" in Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. Cat and Bones may long to wrap presents and set up a tree, but this Christmas, an evil vampire and long-buried family secrets will threaten to take a bite out of their holiday cheer.

Giveaway provided by Romancing the Dark Side

Giveaway Details
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter
  • One (1) paperback copy of The Bite Before Christmas by Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost 
  • US and Canada residents ONLY

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Warm-Up-Your-Winter Blog Tour: Excerpt & Giveaway with Caris Roane

Happy Friday everyone! Today I'm super excited to welcome author Caris Roane who has stopped by on her Warm-Up-Your-Winter-Blog-Tour.

Ms. Roane is promoting her latest book in the Guardians of Ascension series, Gates of Rapture (don't be fooled by the winged heroes on the's not what you think!) and has a little background on the book to share with us, along with a teaser excerpt.

What makes this tour even more awesome? There are a bunch of fantastic prizes to be won throughout the tour so be sure to check out all the stops. So lets get onto the good stuff...

Hi, everyone! I want to thank Romancing the Dark Side for having me today as part of my WARM-UP-YOUR-WINTER BLOG TOUR. On most of the blogs on this tour, I’ll be revealing excerpts from the sixth book in my vampire series called, GATES OF RAPTURE (12/24). I created the tour with the hope that you might get to know my Guardians of Ascension, who are my most beloved winged vampire warriors. I know the covers have wings on them, but the books aren’t about angels AT ALL…just vampires…with wings. I also have goodies for you to win, details to follow!

GATES OF RAPTURE is the sixth installment of Guardians of Ascension and features Warrior Leto, a famous, ancient Warrior of the Blood, six-six, long straight black hair, piercing blue eyes, and built to battle death vampires for centuries and drive the ladies crazy! Major yummy! Romantic Times Magazine gave GATES OF RAPTURE a 4 ½ Star, TOP PICK review! I couldn’t be happier!

Today’s excerpt comes from the opening of chapter seven. You’ll notice that I start the chapter with a proverb that comes from a Fourth Ascender, named Beatrice, known for her wisdom. Beatrice has even counseled Grace over the previous several months. All of the chapters of the Guardians of Ascension novels open with a poem or a proverb or sometimes an excerpt from Beatrice’s memoirs. As for the excerpt, you’ll get a glimpse into one aspect of this paranormal world that I call ‘deep mind engagement’. The italicized words in this excerpt indicate telepathic communication. But Leto’s purpose in being inside Grace’s mind is to open up her blue obsidian flame power, a concept I’ve been developing over the course of the last three novels. Grace’s power, once opened, will allow her to participate in an obsidian flame triad. See what you think about Leto’s delve into Grace’s mind…

Monday, December 17, 2012

Release Day Blitz: The Cat's Meow by Stacey Kennedy

The Cat’s Meow
Witch’s Brew Book One

Urban Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
ISBN: 9781622668571
Release date: December 13, 2012

About the Book...

A good witch always has a kick-ass back-up plan.

Libby is an Enchantress—a witch gifted by the Goddess to conjure spells. When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby takes the case to uncover the reasons behind the odd deaths. Much to her displeasure, the coven also sends a sexy warlock, Kale, to assist her.

While having the muscle around proves to be useful, fighting the attraction between them is worse than a hex, especially considering Kale is keeping secrets. But soon, Libby has bigger problems than the elusive warlock when her spells turn up clues that point to something far more sinister than slaughtered cats.

Now Libby has landed herself in the midst of an uprising. She trusts no one and isn’t safe—not from the warlocks stirring up trouble. Not from the worrisome rebellion she can’t escape. And certainly not from Kale, who is weaving a very dangerous spell over her heart.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Campaign & Blog Tour for The Prince's Gamble by Caridad Piñeiro

Welcome to my stop on Caridad Piñeiro's Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Campaign and Blog Tour. Being a native New Yorker (yes, I'm a Brooklyn girl!) I was a witness to the devastation and destruction left by hurricane Sandy on the tri-state area, especially in the state of New Jersey. When I learned Caridad was putting together a tour for this worthy cause, I jumped at the chance to help her spread the word.

One hundred percent 100% of the proceeds of her latest release, The Prince's Gamble will be donated to the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund from now until March, more information is available at the end of this post. Please help any way you can, whether you purchase the book or spread the word on social media, every little bit helps. Thank you all in advance! I'll now hand things over to the fabulous Caridad...

I knew that my dark side wanted to take over many years ago while I was writing contemporary romances. No matter what, something was always pushing me to write about something edgier and with more action and suspense.

THE CALLING vampire novel series was born from that darkness and I’m happy to say it’s back with KISSED BY A VAMPIRE (Oct 2013) and more books in 2013 from Entangled Publishing under the new series name – THE REBORN vampire novels.

But a funny thing happened along that walk to the dark side:  I realized that humans were sometimes scarier than the monsters I was writing about.

That human darkness prompted me to explore writing straight suspense stories and I’m here to chat with you today about my latest romantic suspense release, THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Review: ReAwakened by Ada Adams

Title: ReAwakened
Author: Ada Adams
Series: Angel Creek #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Author
Format: ebook, 337 pages
Source: Author
Buy the Book: Amazon
Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.

Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, it quickly becomes evident that someone—or something—desperately wants Dawn and is willing to shed any amount of blood to get her.

Dawn has only one chance to face her demons and overcome all obstacles standing in her way as she embarks on the biggest mission of her life—one that threatens a deadly outcome for all involved.

A worthy sequel to an addictive series where the stakes are higher than ever!

Winner of FANGS, FUR & MISTLETOE by Selena Blake

Many thanks to everyone who stopped by during the tour and entered to win a copy of Fangs, Fur & Mistletoe by Selena Blake.


Friday, December 14, 2012

ReAwakened Blog Tour: Character Interview with Razor & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the highly anticipated ReAwakened Blog Tour by Ada Adams! I had the honor of interviewing one of the new additions to the Angel Creek series, Sebastian's long lost sexy brother Christopher, who prefers to be called Razor. It's a good one so pull up a seat and enjoy...oh and there's also a fabulous tour - wide giveaway to look forward to.

Razor, it is truly a pleasure to be able to chat with you today. I know you’re a busy man so let’s get right to it…

RtDS: Describe yourself to me.

Razor: I would, but I’m not sure that your “adult content” warning is strong enough for what I have to say. I’ll give you the PG version I gave Dawn when we met: “I’m a 24-year-old Taurus who enjoys long walks on the beach.” Just replace walk and beach with more exciting things.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cover Reveal: Possession by Alicia Wright Brewster

The Reveal...

Book one of the Forsaken series
Alicia Wright Brewster

Publication date: April 25, 2013
Publisher: Dragonfairy Press

About the Book...

It's been less than a week since fallen angel Six escaped from Hell and cast aside her angelic duties. Six wants friends, a job, and a nice place to live. Maybe she'll take a few night classes and forget about her past. She'll especially forget about Luke—better known as Lucifer.

Luke has other plans. He's determined to draw Six back into his life and back into his bed. To get what he wants, he won't hesitate to call on demons or kill a few humans.

With demons running free all over the city, Six will have to set aside her personal plans. And when a demon makes an offer she can't refuse, it could land Six right back in Hell.

Book Promo: Winter Warmer Deals from author Felicity Heaton

Winter Warmer Deals from Felicity Heaton / F E Heaton  
Paranormal Romances with Passion

Between now and 15th January 2012, you can get your hands on some of Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton’s hot heroes at bargain prices or even for FREE! What better way to pass a chilly winter or relax in the sunshine if you're down under, than curled up in the arms of some paranormal heroes, letting yourself be swept along in their romance and adventures?

There are plenty of fantastic reads to choose from, all priced between FREE and $3.99 and in a range of lengths between novella and long novels, and a variety of paranormal romance sub-genres including sinful angels, sexy vampires, seductive werewolves, and even a super-hot demon and sassy witch pairing.

You can snap up the first book in Felicity Heaton’s best selling angel romance series, HER DARK ANGEL, for FREE. Or indulge your wicked side by picking up a FREE copy of the first book in her oh-so-naughty Vampire Erotic Theatre series, COVET.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2013 Sexy Showalter Reading Challenge

I love a reading challenge and when I stumbled upon this one at Under the Covers Book Blog I jumped at the chance to participate. I haven't read a lot of Gena Showalter's book (I know what's wrong with me, right?!) but the ones I have read I've loved. This challenge will introduce me to more sexy heroes while knocking some books off my to-read shelf so how could I say no? There's a lot of categories in this challenge but I'm starting off nice and slow...

P.S. How hawt is that challenge button? ;)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Romancing the Series: Sentinels of New Orleans by Suzanne Johnson

Every now and then I read a series that takes me by surprise, steals my heart or flat out blows me away.  Sometimes it's paranormal romance, sometimes it's urban fantasy and once in a while it might even be steampunk, regardless of their genre they all deliver. When I find theses rare jewels, I can't help but read one book after the I got to thinking (can you smell the wood burning?...haha): Why not spread the world and share these great series with fellow book lovers?...

And that's how my Romancing the Series feature was born. I hope you stick around, enjoy my thoughts and share your own with me...

Urban fantasy has become my second favorite genre to read, paranormal romance being number one. If there's a smart and determined heroine and at least one hot Alpha male involved I'm sold! I was drawn to the series by the first book's beautiful cover (yes, sometimes I judge a book by its cover!) but was not ready for the spectacular story and world Ms. Johnson has created in the Sentinels of New Orleans series.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Winner of The Weird Girls Swag Pack

A big thanks to everyone who participated in THE WEIRD GIRLS SWAG PACK giveaway!


Friday, December 7, 2012

FANGS, FUR & MISTLETOE TOUR: Guest Post & Giveaway with Selena Blake

Happy Friday! Today I'm excited to be hosting a stop on the FANGS, FUR, & MISTLETOE tour by fabulous Selena Blake. Selena's promoting her sexy new release just in time for the holidays and is sharing a bit about her latest book...and yes, there's also a giveaway!

"Acting On Attraction"
By Selena Blake

Have you ever seen someone across the room and felt an instant attraction? You know the signs: short of breath, tight in the chest, warm and tingly...elsewhere?

I have. It doesn't happen too often. But when it does, I sit back and enjoy the spark. Okay, so I daydream about it and ultimately fuel it into my stories.

Have you ever acted on that attraction? It's one thing to walk up to the hottie at the office holiday party, but what if the other person was your enemy? Forbidden? Would you still walk up to said hottie?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Book Blast & Giveaway: The Immortal Circus by A. R. Kahler

Ladies and gentlemen,

It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you a show unlike any you've seen before.

Within the walls of THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS, you'll be amazed by acts of tragic romance, seductive magic, and maybe even a little murder.

After all, loves, nothing is what it seems under this big top. Not even your innocent little heroine, Vivienne.

Released every two weeks through the Kindle Serials program, we'll be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, right up to the breathtaking conclusion that will have you begging for more. But don't worry, loves—you'll delight in the anticipation.

I personally guarantee it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Virtual Book Tour: Guest Post with Suzanne Johnson author of River Road

I'm pleased to welcome author Suzanne Johnson on my stop for the River Road Virtual Book Tour, hosted by Bewitching Book Tours. If you love a fun and original urban fantasy with magical elements you'll want to add this series to your reading list. Suzanne is sharing a fun guest post and teaser excerpt with us today...enjoy and feel free to comment!

"Wizard Body Art: Should She or Shouldn’t She?"
By Suzanne Johnson

I didn’t intend for so many of my characters to have tattoos. I don’t have any tattoos, after all. All of my nieces and my nephew have them. Oddly enough, both of my paternal grandparents had them. Yes, you heard it here first, folks. My grandmother had a tattoo of a heart on her arm that she got when my grandfather joined the Navy during WWI. It probably seemed romantic and all at the time but when she was in her 60s and I was a kid, it was weird.

But I digress.

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