Friday, August 12, 2016

Weekly Reading Update: 08/05 - 08/11/16!


Another week, another update… As always, click the title for more information!

First off - The Colleen Hoover signing I went to on the 5th was amazing! There were SO many people there, but it was great to be able to hang with my friends, and talk with other people who love the same books I do. I refrained from buying any other books… but that’s just me making up for buying three books at the Abbi Glines signing I went to in July!

This was an eclectic week for me - I was a bit all over the place. I started off reading Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. This is a collection of poems, which is normally not my thing, but it was so good. Some of them are incredibly short, no more than 10 words - so it was amazing how much of a punch it could have. Honestly, I would gladly buy this for myself, or give as a gift to some female friends of mine.

Next up was Just What I Needed by Lorelei James, which I read and reviewed for Romance Reviews Today. As much as I liked the first one in this series, Just What I Needed was even better. Walker is my dream man. Handy, kind, and has a good sense of humor. Looking around, I can’t find any information about upcoming books in the series - but there has to be! There are too many more Lunds to go - they all need their own stories! It’s been about six months since the first book released, so hopefully there will be word of a third one soon.

Next up was The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. This has been on my to-read list forever, and I finally made myself pick it up this year as part of my 2016 Popsugar reading challenge. And I’m so glad I did! It was a truly good book, and while I enjoyed this foray outside of my usual genres - I will never leave my favorite genres behind!

A fellow staff member suggested I read Journey and Quest by Aaron Becker. These are adorable picture books - with absolutely no words. But it’s amazing how complex a story can be told with no words. The first (Journey) was my favorite. Quest was good, but it felt too hurried. There is a third coming, but it hasn’t released yet. Of course, I already have my name down for it at the library.

That’s it for me this week!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Review: HIS TO HAVE by Jade Sinner!

Release Date: August 11th, 2016

Type: Series-but-stand-alone, Book 2, Erotic, BDSM, Taboo?, Oh my!

My Review: As I've said before, Jade Sinner is my go-to when I need a hot read. It's amazing how these novella-length stories can have me panting in no time! Taboo reads aren't always my thing, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate them now and again - and Jade Sinner gives me that perfect taste. Taboo, but safe - or is it? At the beginning of this story, I was both intrigued and a little uneasy. Where could this be going? Should I be nervous? But I figured out what was going on fairly early in the story, and oh my goodness - that made it that much hotter, let me tell you.

I refuse to give anything away - the reveal is half the fun! What I will say is that this story is hot, hot hot. I can't wait to read more by Jade Sinner. Every time something new comes out by this author, I drop everything to read the new story. I've never been let down!

Cover Lovin': Yes, please!

Recommendation: While this is part of a series, each book can easily work as a stand-alone, since they are only loosely (very loosely) related.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5). Jade Sinner gets me every time! I'm always left squirming in my seat.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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She's every man's wet dream. Every night on the TV, broadcasting the news with her tight skirts and tits in front of the world.

I've sat back and watched as she thinks she runs the world, directing everyone and everything. But her time is up. I've planned this for too long.

She's mine and I plan to have her—all of her.

Erika

I'm content. My career is going places. My marriage is safe. I don't want anything to rock my world, until I have no choice. Until Sir.

Now it will never be the same.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Excerpt: CLOSE TO YOU by Kristen Proby!

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the second novel in her sizzling Fusion series.

Camilla, “Cami,” LaRue was five-years-old when she first fell in love with Landon Palazzo. Everyone told her the puppy love would fade—they clearly never met Landon. When he left after graduation without a backward glance, she was heartbroken. But Cami grew up, moved on, and became part-owner of wildly popular restaurant Seduction. She has everything she could want…or so she thinks.

After spending the last twelve years as a Navy fighter pilot, Landon returns to Portland to take over the family construction business. When he catches a glimpse of little Cami LaRue, he realizes she’s not so little any more. He always had a soft spot for his little sister’s best friend, but nothing is soft now when he’s around the gorgeous restauranteur.

Landon isn’t going to pass up the chance to make the girl-next-door his. She’s never been one for romance, but he’s just the one to change her mind. Will seduction be just the name of her restaurant or will Cami let him get close enough to fulfill all her fantasies?

EXCERPT:

~Cami~

He’s back.
I take a deep, cleansing breath and push my hands through my blond hair, scrutinizing my makeup. I don’t wear much, and I’m certainly not as talented with it as my best friend, Addie, but it’ll do. My green eyes are accentuated nicely, lips are pink, and heart is beating faster than ever.
You’ve known him your whole life. It’s not like he’s new,” I remind myself in the mirror. “You’re just going over to say hi. It’s no big deal.”
I don’t look convinced, so I narrow my eyes and lean in. “He’s just an old friend. Suck it up, buttercup.”
Landon is my other best friend, Mia’s older brother. Addie, Mia, and I grew up together, and I’ve been in love with Landon for as long as I can remember. God, one look at him usually sends the giant birds in my stomach into overdrive. He’s handsome— understatement of the year— and sweet and . . . damn.
I’m ridiculous.
I shake my head at my reflection and turn away to grab my purse and set out to Landon’s parents’ place, where he’s been staying since arriving home a few days ago. Landon was in the Navy since he graduated from college. He was a pilot, until an accident a few months ago that resulted in him ejecting from the plane.
I’ve never felt fear like I did the day we received the call that he’d been hurt. And the past few months of him being on the other side of the world have been torture. I couldn’t see him to make sure he was okay. He had to recover, then go through the process of being discharged from the Navy before he could come home.
Thank God he’s back now. I gave him a couple of days to acclimate, but I just can’t stay away anymore. I need to see him.
And I’m nervous as hell.
I park at the curb by his parents’ house, gather my courage about me, and walk up the sidewalk to the front door, knocking with more conviction than I feel.
There isn’t any movement in the house, making me frown. It’s early enough in the day that he should be home.
I knock again, and just when I’m about to give up and leave, the door is yanked open and there he is.
Half- naked.
Hair rumpled.
Eyes blurry.
Did I mention that he’s half freaking naked?

 

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Review: HARD RULES by Lisa Renee Jones

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Release Date: August 9th, 2016

Type: Contemporary Romance, Series, Book one,

My Review: I was twenty five percent into the book, and I was stuck between being confused and therefore unsure about the book, and being intrigued and therefore desperate to keep going. And the further I got, the more I was enjoying it. Sure, not everything is clear - there are still a lot of questions, but it's a good story. It really drags you in. But as I saw the percentage of the book left dwindling, I knew there was no way this story would wrap up in this book alone. So I expected a cliffhanger, but I didn't expect such a big one! And the next book isn't out for what feels like a million years - I don't think I'm going to make it.

The biggest concern I had about this book was some of the dialogue just felt so.. off. Cheesy, maybe? Shane was almost sappy a time or two, and it didn't feel like it went well with his character. The further I got into the story, the more things smoothed out, but that beginning was a bit rough. Trust me - stick with it. The family drama alone is worth the price of the book.

So here we are - I'm desperate for the second book, and I have to wait until 2017. But considering how much happened, I might have to make sure I re-read Hard Rules before I move on to the next one!

Cover Lovin': It definitely caught my eye!

Recommendation:
First in a new series, so no prior knowledge necessary!

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5). The cliffhanger ending made me want to knock it down some, but the rest of the book definitely deserved four stars.

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~Hard Rules release blitz  

About Hard Rules: Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Hard Rules, the smoldering, scorching first novel in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones. How bad do you want it? The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family's business dealings legitimate. His reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit, and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil. Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of, falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret that could that destroy them both.
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Add it to your GOODREADS SHELF: http://bit.ly/HardRulesGoodreads Close-up portrait of a passionate young people in love. EARLY PRAISE: "Angst-y, sexy contemporary romance with big emotional and financial stakes set against the backdrop of two dynamic families. Sure to leave readers desperate for the next installment." -Kirkus Reviews   "High-octane romance set above the glittering lights of Denver is enhanced by the dominance of a powerful man and the cunning sweetness of a woman who isn't cowed or swayed by his wealth...a fascinating mystery and characters with distinct voices." -Publishers Weekly Hard Rules Teaser 4 A NOTE FROM LISA: This series will have FOUR full-length books in it. The first four will be Emily and Shane's story and there will be a fifth fir a secondary character’s story (more information to come soon). I don't have covers or buy links for books 3 and 4, but I DO have a little information on book 2, DAMAGE CONTROL!!
I am SO excited for this series to come out, because it is so unlike my other series. I am hoping my readers love it just as much as I did when I was writing it! PLEASE be sure to sign up for my TEXT LIST (link below). That will be where/how I communicate when these titles, and others, are available for pre-order, on sale or when I have a big giveaway!   XOXO, Lisa Renee Jones Lisa Renee Jones  
About Lisa Renee Jones: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story - her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality. In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin's Press. Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine. Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily. Connect with Lisa: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLisaReneeJones Twitter - https://twitter.com/LisaReneeJones Instagram - http://instagram.com/lisareneejones Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/LisaReneeJones Text List and Newsletter: http://bit.ly/LRJTextList Hard Rules Teaser 7   Enter Lisa’s Giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway   Hard Rules Teaser 8 Release Week Blitz Schedule August 8th Chatterbooks Book Blog Review Bad boys and Bedtime stories book previews Review Sassy Book Lovers Excerpt Lustful Literature Review Wild Wordy Women Excerpt Read Love Blog Excerpt Reading Between the Wines Book Club Excerpt Sassy Moms Say Read Romance Excerpt Ellesea Loves Reading Excerpt blissfully bookerized Excerpt For the Love of Books & Alcohol Excerpt Fly Away on the Wings of a Book Review Curvy and Nerdy Review Maari Loves Her Indies Excerpt My Slanted Bookish Ramblings Review Musings of the Modern Belle Review JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC Excerpt Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog Excerpt Wicked Babes Blog Reviews Review The Book Sirens Review She Reads New Adult Excerpt August 9th Reading Past My Bedtime Excerpt Inner Goddess Review A Taste of Sin Excerpt Book Angel Booktopia Review KT Book Reviews Excerpt BFD Book Blog Review Four Chicks Flipping Pages Review Devilishly dirty book blog Review The Book Hoarders Review BFD Book Blog Review Socially Awkward Book Nerd Excerpt Oh My Growing TBR Review City of Fandoms Review Novel Addiction Review Confessions From Romaholics Review Naughty Book Blog Review Ficwishes Excerpt Pink Lace & Silver Buckles Book Blog Review Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews Review Just Let Me Read Review Making it Happen Review August 10th REVENGE OF THE FEELS Review The Fairest of All Book Reviews Review Southern Vixens Book Obsessions Excerpt we stole your book boyfriend Excerpt Books, Books, The Magical Fruit Excerpt Literary Dust Excerpt Talking Books Blog Excerpt The Book Avenue Review Ramblings of a Bookworm Review Book Bitches Blog Review Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog Excerpt Bookalicious Babes Blog Review My Favorite Things Review Whispers from the Mountains Excerpt Book Chauffeur Excerpt Escape Reality with Books Review One Book Boyfriend At A Time Excerpt A Sky Full of Stars Blog Excerpt TBR Book Blog Review Night Owl Reader Review 2 Girls & Their Kindles Review August 11th Four Chicks Flipping Pages Review MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It Excerpt PBC Review Friends Till The End Book Blog Excerpt Alpha Book Club Review Nobel Grounds Review HEA Bookstore Review Sharing My Book Boyfriends Excerpt Reviews by Crystal Excerpt Reading Is My Superpower Excerpt CherryRed's Reads Review Once Upon a Book Blog Review The Sisterhood of the Travelling Book Boyfriends Review Romance Book Nerd Excerpt Krista's Dust Jacket Review Amazeballs Book Addicts Review Dog-Eared Daydreams Review August 12th Book Lovers Hangout Review Teatime and Books Excerpt booksshelived Review The Opening Hook Review Renee Entress's Blog Review Tricia Review Wild and Dirty Book Blog Excerpt Reading Bliss Review Captain Reads A Lot Excerpt 2 girls who love books Excerpt Two Book Pushers Review Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Review Lina's Reviews: A Book Blog Review Loves Great Reads Blog Review TBR Book Blog Review Nice Ladies, Naughty Books Excerpt Book Bitches Blog Review Books Need TLC Review

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Blog Barrage: HAUNTED BY THE KING OF DEATH by Felicity Heaton!

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Haunted by the King of Death, the eleventh book in New York Times best-seller Felicity Heaton’s hot paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release of Grave and Isla’s romance, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY and sharing sneak peeks of the book.
Enter the Haunted by the King of Death international giveaway (ends August 14th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate by using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post or at her website, where you can also download a 5 chapter sample of the novel: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/haunted-by-the-king-of-death-paranormal-romance-novel.php
Here’s more about the book and the savage and wicked vampire hero and his powerful phantom mate…
Haunted by the King of Death by Felicity Heaton
Haunted by the King of Death (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 11)
Felicity Heaton
A ruthless vampire warrior, Grave Van der Garde rules the mercenary Preux Chevaliers with an iron fist, determined to retain his hard-won position as one of the most powerful men in Hell and his reputation as the heartless King of Death. But beneath the cold fa├žade beats the heart of a vampire torn between love and hate, ripped in two directions by a single ethereally beautiful female—his fated phantom mate.
Driven by her phantom instincts, Isla used a spell to make her solid in order to deceive the vampire who killed her sister’s demon mate and have revenge on him, condemning him with a single kiss to become a phantom too. But her plan took an unexpected turn when she fell in love with him, and with her new life, and the night she betrayed him shattered both of their hearts. Now, he lives to make her suffer through their connection, one that is fading with them as they begin to slip into the phantom world, and she must face the monster she created if she is to save herself and the vampire she still loves.
With a demon from Grave’s past determined to destroy him and everything he holds dear, and the clock ticking down to their inevitable doom, can he and Isla overcome their past and their pride to work together to claim the future they both desire deep in their hearts? Or will death finally catch up with the vampire king and his phantom mate?
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Haunted by the King of Death – Excerpt
Grave stood at a window in the huge library on the top floor of the palace, staring down into the courtyard, watching the slender female as she appeared from the building and stormed across the sandstone flags.
Her steps slowed as she neared the fountain and she looked back at the palace, an expression on her face that called to him.
There had been hope in her stunning blue eyes when she had spoken with him, but now there was nothing but despair and pain, and he enjoyed it, but gods, he hated it at the same time.
He cursed her in his mind and tried to tear his eyes away from her, tried to force himself to turn his back on the window and stop watching her, but he couldn’t stop looking at her and couldn’t walk away.
He had barely kept his cool and refrained from standing as she had swept into his grand hall, had barely leashed the hot bolt of lust that had burned through him on seeing her again.
She was as beautiful as he remembered.
Even with their apparently joint problem diminishing her slightly, she was still radiant. Ethereal. Breathtaking.
Dangerous to him because of it.
He had thought he was over her, that during their time apart the things she had done had destroyed any and all feelings he’d had for her, leaving his heart free of her. Leaving him cold and immune to her.
He had thought wrong.
One single glimpse of her. One single breath of her sweet scent. One single word falling from her lips.
It was all it had taken to pull him back under her spell.
He despised her for that, and hated himself too.
He turned on a snarl as she disappeared from view beyond the main gate of the fortress and began pacing along the bank of windows. Fury rolled through him with each hard step, anger at her for daring to walk back into his life and at himself for turning her away, and being foolish enough to hope she might fight harder, might have come back when she had stopped at the fountain rather than walking away.
Gods, had he really wanted her to come back?
He squeezed his eyes shut, growled through his clenched teeth and shook his head. No. He hadn’t. He really hadn’t.
A quiet voice whispered that he had.
Grave crushed it out of existence.
He paced harder, trying to work off some steam and purge her from his life again.
But her scent lingered in his lungs, her beauty still branded on his mind.
He grabbed the nearest wooden chair and roared as he sent it flying across the library. It smashed into the bookcase lining the far wall, shattering into pieces and knocking several books to the floor with it.
Grave grabbed another, and then another, and when chairs weren’t enough to satisfy the need to destroy everything because he couldn’t destroy what he really wanted—his feelings for Isla—he tipped one of the ebony desks over and unleashed his fury on it, attacking it with claws, fists and booted feet until it was little more than a scattered pile of tinder on the wooden floor.
His chest heaved as he breathed hard, head bent and heart pounding, anger still thundering in his blood.
He stilled when someone halted outside the double doors of the library.
Waited.
Asher wisely moved on, and Grave waited for him to pass beyond the sphere of his acute senses before he staggered backwards to the window and slumped onto the seat there, the back of his head smacking against the glass panes. He grimaced as his healing right shoulder ached under the pressure of his weight and shifted into a more comfortable position.
He stared at the destruction he had wrought, feeling nothing, not a single care about what he had done.
Not when his heart still beat for Isla.
He had thought he was free of her. He had thought he was stronger and able to see her without her affecting him, without feeling anything for her. He had thought that whatever he had once held in his heart had died when she had shattered that organ, but the sight of her had robbed him of his breath and her scent had made him hard as steel in his trousers, aching for her.
He was never going to be free of her, not so long as they were bound.
She would always affect him, no matter how much he hated it.
Grave tipped his head back, pressing it into the glass, and closed his eyes, breathing out a deep sigh as resignation filled him.
“Damn her,” he muttered, raised both hands and ran them over his dark hair, clawing it back.
He couldn’t think about her right now, not when he had more important things on his mind, things he had almost foolishly revealed to her with his careless words. He had caught the look in her eyes, the intense curiosity.
He lowered his right hand to his chest and rubbed his thumb across the pendant around his neck.
Just as he had witnessed the spark of hope she had felt on seeing he still owned the trinket she had given him.
And he had done all in his power to crush that hope.
Grave looked down at the intricate knot, recalling what he had said to her—he wore it as a reminder of what she had done to him in case he was ever foolish enough to forget it and relinquish his mission to make her suffer.
The reality was so much worse than that.
He couldn’t bring himself to part with it.
Gods, he had tried.
He had cast it into a valley in the Sixth Realm once and turned his back on it, only to end up scouring the black lands for it, desperate to find it again and have it back in his possession. It had taken him five days of searching, five days without sleep or blood.
When he had finally found it, he had experienced such a powerful surge of relief that his knees had given out and he had sat in the middle of the valley, clutching it tightly in his fist, close to tears.
He curled his lip.
There might have been one or two tears.
The metal warmed as he traced the knot, following the lines of it, the weight of it soothing in his fingers.
He hadn’t taken it off since that day.
He should have known from that alone that seeing Isla again had been a bad idea, that he wasn’t over her at all. If he didn’t have the strength to part with a stupid trinket, how the hell had he expected to have the strength to see her and feel nothing?
Imbecile.
He huffed and released the pendant.
Was it possible she had spoken the truth though? She was fading too, and rather than becoming phantoms, they were dancing with death?
A few days ago, he would have leaped at the chance to hear what she had to say, to bleed her for any information she had that might help him or even use her just to save himself, but now all he could think about was the pressing need he felt to save someone else.
The mark between his shoulder blades warmed and this time he didn’t close the connection to her, but he did hold things back from her, only allowing her to feel his negative emotions, the anger and frustration he felt.
Not anger and frustration born of her and her visit.
These emotions were born of the demon prince and his threat.
Grave turned his head to his left, looked into the courtyard below and then beyond it to the wall and the grand gate, and the dark stone buildings of the town outside. Was she still out there or had she already moved on, using one of the portals to teleport somewhere else in Hell?
The part of him that refused to give up and die, the piece that clung to his feelings for her, hoped she found the solution she was looking for and managed to save herself.
He ignored it, pretending it hadn’t said a damn thing, but it was impossible when the same voice whispered poisonous words in his heart, words that rekindled fear in his veins and had him coming to his feet.
The demon prince wanted her as his prize.
And wanted his entire family dead.
A family that wished the same thing for him, but one he was bound to in blood, obliged to warn despite their feelings for him.
He turned towards the window and studied the darkening horizon with a growing sense of dread. He had given himself a day to recuperate, a day in which he had locked himself in this library with three of his men and uncovered the record of the attack on the demon castle in the archives, arming himself with all the information he could muster because he knew he would need it if he was going to convince some members of his family to listen to him.
Now, he couldn’t delay any longer.
He focused on the mark on his back, felt it warm against his skin and start to tingle, and pictured Isla standing before him as she had in his grand hall.
Beautiful, enchanting Isla.
She had spoken about him getting what he deserved, and he wasn’t sure what she had meant by that, but there was a chance it was about to happen, and he couldn’t dispute that he probably did deserve it after what he had done to this person.
The one he intended to warn first.
Would she feel it when his eldest cousin, Snow, killed him in a fit of bloodlust?
Haunted by the King of Death is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback.
Find all the links, a fantastic 5 chapter downloadable sample of the book, and also enter the giveaway and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/haunted-by-the-king-of-death-paranormal-romance-novel.php
Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:
Felicity Heaton
About Felicity Heaton
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:


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