WW4BB Presents: A Review of The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire Book 2 by A K Michaels

18 Apr 2014.

Peri has finally stopped running and found safety with Gabe and Josef ... her Wolf and her Vampire. Now she is getting strong, physically and magically, and she is ecstatic with her two mates. She is not about to let anyone take that away and she surprises even herself with her power. 

However, a psycho sect has been hunting her for over six years, and they are closing in. Her own father is the leader of this sect, but she is more than willing to do whatever she can to take him down. Destroy him for everything he is, everything he does, before he does to others what he did to her. 

With an ancient Vampire and a powerful Wolf by her side she just can't fail ... can she? 

This book is has Sexual Content must be +18 to read 

My Review

Book 2 in The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire Series by Ava K Michaels, another Hot Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy!

The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire, Book 2, (A Paranormal Romance)
Price: $2.99
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow A K Michaels has done it again!April 18, 2014
This review is from: The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire, Book 2, (A Paranormal Romance) (Kindle Edition)
Wow A K Michaels has done it again and brought us another smashing story! The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire is an amazing tale full of love, courage and great adventure. I couldn't put the first one down and when I got my hands one this one it was the same. A K Michaels Wows her audience with death deifying heroism, passionate love scenes and most of all the all consuming and unique love you will find by tuning each and every page. 

Peri was once a scared girl on the run fearful of every corner and everyone, now with her wolf and her vampire by her side anything seems possible. She is learning to strengthen her magic, she got Waxed! and she has been mated to the mated to the two sexyist men to ever exist! 

Then they learn that Peri's father is on their trail, after so long running from his abuse Peri is finally ready to stand up to him and tell him she won't stand for it anymore. with powerful magic and a wolf, vampire and love on their side, nothing can stop them now. 

 I fell in love with this tale right from the start, the characters are awesome the story is so full and passionate and the author is amazing, talented and truly creative. 

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See Book 1 and an interview with the incredible author A.K Michaels! HERE

WW4BB & JGBS Presents: A 4 Author Fantasybook tour & Guest Post with Rita Bay !

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Title:  Finding Eve
Author:  Rita Bay
Published:  September 2013
Publisher:   Champagne Book Group
Word Count:  13,500
Genre: Shape-shifter Paranormal
Content Warning:  Adult content
Recommended Age:  18+
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Nicholas Lyons, chief physician to the Lyons clan of shape-shifters, has mourned the death of his promised lifemate until a rogue shapeshifter reports having seen her at an exotic animal sale. Accompanied by Marie Lyons who is no stranger to the dark side, her new lifemate Anthony, and the imperious Lady Bat, he embarks on a frantic search for Eve through the dangerous world of exotic animal trafficking.
Eve, whose first memories are of recovering from an injury at an isolated animal refuge, has lived through a succession of owners in a world filled with cages and cruelty. When Eve meets Marie at the exotic animal sale, she begins to have flashes of a different life – a life in which she was something other than feline. Her last sale, however, has landed her as prey to exotic animal hunters and the clock is ticking.
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Finding Eve by Rita Bay:

Nick tamped down his panic. Eve’s neurological tests, scans, X-rays and vital signs were all within normal limits, but his lifemate had remained unconscious for over twenty-four hours. “Tell me what happened again.” Marie sat with her head in her hands. She’d not left Eve’s side since her call after Eve’s collapse had alerted Anthony that something was very wrong. “We’d talked it out after you left. She was ready to make the change--had even picked out the dress she wanted to wear after she shifted. We were touching so she could feel what I was doing. She made the shift quickly. No problem. Then she just fell over. Like I said a dozen times before.” “She’d never expressed interest in shifting before. You sure you didn’t push her?” “No, damn it, I didn’t. She heard what you said about leaving Lyons’ Den. She didn’t want to leave. She thought if she shifted, you would allow her stay here. This is her home now.” He wanted to kick himself. Eve was sensitive, fragile even, since she’d returned. The last thing he should have mentioned was leaving Lyons’ Den. It was her home and he was going to take her away. He felt himself begin to shift. It was too sudden. He might not be able to control himself. “Quiet, Nicky. I was sleeping.” “Evie?” “Who else runs free in your head?” “You’ve been unconscious for more than a day.” “Been sleeping. Change hurt.” “I told Marie she shouldn’t have allowed you to change.” “Afraid you and Tony send me away. Marie gave me shiny dress.” “You always were an acquisitive kit. I will give you whatever clothing you wish.” “Wanted Marie’s dress. She is like me. She knows.”

“What does Marie know that I don’t?” “Hurt. Fear. Alone.” “I want that part of your past to go away. Since I thought you were dead, I felt the pain. Alone was the worst. I want things how they were with us before.” “Can’t. Not yet. Can’t speak in my human form. Don’t know why.” “What can I do to make it better, Evie?” “Find my past.”

Guest Post with Rita Bay

10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before.

10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before.

Thank you for inviting me, Amanda, to your Wicca Witch 4 Book Blog. You chose an intriguing topic that required some serious thinking to answer. My own experiences with publishers and publishing have been very positive. I didn’t submit my completed manuscripts to publishers for several years, even though I was a member of Romance Writers of America. During that time, I benefitted from the experiences of published authors before sticking my toes in the Publishing Sea. So maybe, I should call my post “10 Things I’ve Learned about Being an Author.”

After a mentor twisted my arm, I finally submitted two manuscripts (one paranormal, one historical) to different publishers and was contracted to both within two weeks. That led to nine books published in two years. This brings me to point #1 that I’ve learned.

You won’t be published, if you don’t submit. 

You could be sitting on a New York Times Best Seller (OR NOT!), but, if you don’t submit your manuscripts to publishers, you will never be published. More on that later.

Not all publishers are the same. 

I’m blessed with great publishers, though they are very different. Champagne Book Group, the sponsor for our tour and the publisher of my paranormals, is an independent publisher who has been successful in the business for a decade. My second publisher for my historicals is a huge well-known e-pub with loads of experience and expertise. Last year, I contracted my contemporary and short stories with a publishing company (about three years old) whose impressive owner/publisher I met at a conference. No regrets with any of them.

When in doubt, check them out. 

Check out publishers before you submit. If you’re not published, it’s difficult to walk away from a contract offer. All my publishers offer fair contracts, set high editorial standards, maintain contact with the authors, provide some level of print copies, have established distribution outlets, pay on time, and don’t charge for any services. On the down side, I have friends whose publishers shut down owing them big bucks. They still haven’t received the publication rights on their books.

The real work begins after your contract is signed. 

After you sign your contract, your book is no longer yours alone. Your publisher has rights to your book and will begin to prepare it for publication. The process can take anywhere from three months to almost a year. A long wait, for sure.

An editor should be your best friend. 

Editors know what the publisher wants, what will sell, and how to get your book ready for publication. My editor extraordinaire at Champagne, Nikki Andrews, has NEVER steered me wrong. Working together in a cooperative, not confrontational, manner produces a better product and allows the editor and author to develop a long-term working relationship.

You’re your own publicist. 

Both e-pubs and print pubs expect you to perform some level of marketing of your books yourself. Expect to develop a webpage, maintain a social media presence, and participate in publisher events. It doesn’t take a lot of money to share your books before your readers, but there is an investment in time.

There’s no welcome mat for divas. 

Publishers have responsibilities for acquisitions, contracts, editing, book prep, sales and distribution, and marketing. They have dozens, if not hundreds, of authors under contract. Don’t be the author that ruins their day without a REALLY good reason.

There are never enough hours in the day. 

Planning and setting priorities are crucial to continued success. An author must balance family and social lives, a day time job, and a writing career to avoid burnout.

Don’t expect to become a millionaire or even to quit your day job with a first book. 

An author builds readerships over time with multiple publications. With a few exceptions, success takes a lot of time, work, and dedication.

Seeing your book up for sale is one of the best feelings EVER. 

It doesn’t matter how many books an author has published, the feeling is still overwhelming. Knowing that readers will read and, I hope, enjoy my stories keeps me writing. Then, there’s always that next book waiting to be written.

Thank you so much for your time Rita! and I hope you can come back again sometime!

About the Author:

Fantasy4-author Rita Bay photo Rita-Bay.jpgRita’s journey began on the Gulf Coast. Over the years, she lived and/or traveled in the eastern US and Western Europe. While juggling family and work, she participated in archaeological digs, earned a black belt in Shotokan karate, prospected for gold and crystals, camped across Europe, and volunteered with the American Red Cross Disaster and Education Services. Rita has worked as a registered nurse, educator and school system administrator. She lives with her family on the Gulf Coast, except when she’s in Atlanta, at least for now.
Rita is published in multiple genres with several publishers including paranormal and erotic novellas (Champagne Book Group – Champagne Books and Carnal Passions), historical novels (Siren BookStrand), and contemporary F/M and M/M novellas (Secret Cravings). She posts random bits of historical trivia about western history and culture on Rita Bay’s Blog at ritabay.com.
Title:  The Pact
Author:  Graeme Brown
Published:  May 2013
Publisher:  Champagne Book Group
Word Count:   17,000
Genre:  Dark Epic Fantasy
Recommended Age:  12+
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Enter the world of Will Lesterall, a boy who’s grown up in the safety of his father’s castle.
Tales of the outside world ruled by warring kings and creatures of nightmare have never seemed a threat, yet on the night celebrating two hundred years of the sacred Pact that has kept Fort Lesterall safe, intrigues ripen, and in the course of a few hours Will is confronted with a choice greater than he can comprehend.
Join an unlikely hero as destiny pulls him into the middle of an ancient conflict between fallen gods and ambitious women, one that demands blood, both holy and wicked, and the power of an ancient fire bound in steel. As swords clash below a watching wood, hope and betrayal war as fiercely as fear and valor.
Whether he lives or dies, Will Lesterall will never be the same.

About the Author:

Fantasy4-Author Brown photo Graeme-Brown.jpgGraeme Brown has been enchanted by the epic fantasy genre since he was a child, and consequently he started creating his own world with its stories at the age of thirteen. Influenced by writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, and George R. R. Martin, he has finally brought the first of those stories to life with his debut title, a short story called The Pact—48 pages that will whisk you away to a dark, medieval fantasy world with gritty realism. When he’s not writing, he can be found exploring number theory problems or writing computer programs, training for a marathon, or unwinding in a yoga hot room. He has also explored other facets of art, both as a hobby and a profession, including vector graphics, pen and ink, classical piano, and web design. He just finished writing the first of many sequels to The Pact, A Thousand Roads.
Title:   Tower of Obsidian
Author:  L. T. Getty
Published:  February 2013
Publisher:  Champagne Book Group
Word Count:  115,000
Genre:  Epic Fantasy
Content Warning:  Minor Violence
Recommended Age:  13+
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When Kale mac Tadhg is betrayed by his Lord’s men, he is sent on an impossible quest: slay a witch in a tower, and end a people’s curse. Both Kale’s best friend and brother-in-arms Aaron Smithson and former betrothed Aoife of Westgate set out to rescue him, but their journey takes them into the uncharted waters and Northwestern Nordic colonies, to a land cursed and all but forgotten. They begin to realize that there is some truth to old legends. Kale’s rescue comes at a price—for by the time Aaron and Aoife know where to search, like so many before him, Kale is bound to the ancient tower’s fate.

About the Author:

Fantasy4-Author Getty photo LT-Getty-Pic.jpgL.T. Getty started writing her first novel in junior high, and hasn’t really stopped since. She’s studied kendo, is an open water scuba diver, and has recently taken up archery, and hopes to learn to do it horseback some day. When she’s not writing, she works as a paramedic. When she is writing, it tends to be rather cheeky.

Title:  The Queen’s Pawn
Author:   R. J. Hore
Published: April 2013
Publisher:  Champagne Book Group
Word Count: 91,000
Genre:  Medieval Fantasy
Recommended Age:  13+
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Young Harow just wanted to stay on the farm for the rest of his life, but his mother insisted he go to school in the City to study to be a priest. Now the City is in flames and he is racing across unfamiliar countryside trying to get the mysterious and sensuous Queen Reginee and her extremely annoying and very spoiled daughter Desiree-Rose to safety.
Of course there is a rebel army on their heels, black wizardry afoot, and sundry and dangerous creatures and villains, monstrous and common, seductive and evil, lurking along the way. If this were not enough for the youth to worry about, the Queen’s amorous chambermaid and bodyguard Mathilde, a smallish giantess, just wants to get him alone.

About the Author:

Fantasy4-Author Hore photo Ronald-Hore.jpgRon can be found sailing on Lake Winnipeg when not writing novels or critiquing for an on-line magazine He won first prize for a Canadian Authors Association short story contest for a ghostly love story, but his preference is for longer works including a recent trio of medieval-style fantasies and the Housetrap Chronicles fantasy detective series through www.burstbooks.ca . Supervised by his understanding wife and a large demanding cat, most of his writing efforts continue toward fantasy, with occasional lapses into science fiction and horror.


There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:

  • GRAND PRIZE:  One winner will receive 5 surprise fantasy eBooks from Champagne Book Group.

Giveaway is International.


WW4BB Presents: Kristen Painter's HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN - chapter excerpt reveal!

17 Apr 2014.


New Orleans, Louisiana, 2040
Why can’t we take the streetcar?” Walking home from church at night was always a little scary for Augustine, especially when they had to go past the cemetery.
“You know why,” Mama answered. “Because we don’t have money for things like that. Not that your shiftless father would help out. Why I expect anything from that lying, manipulative piece of…” She grunted softly and shook her head.
Augustine had never met his father, but from what Mama had told him, which wasn’t much, his father didn’t seem like a very nice man. Just once, though, Augustine would like to meet him to see what he looked like. Augustine figured he must look like his father, because he sure didn’t look like Mama. Maybe if they met, he’d also ask his father why he never came around. Why he didn’t want to be part of their family. Why Mama cried so much.
With a soft sigh, he held Mama’s hand a little tighter, moving closer to her side. Unlike him, Mama only had five fingers on each hand, not six. She didn’t have gray skin or horns like him, either. She didn’t like his horns much. She kept them filed down so his hair hid the stumps. He jammed his free hand into his jacket pocket, the move jogging him to the side a little.
“Be careful, Augustine. You’re going to make me trip.”
“Sorry, Mama.” The sidewalks were all torn up from the tree roots poking through them. The moon shone through those big trees with their twisty branches and clumps of moss, and cast shadows that looked like creatures reaching toward them. He shivered, almost tripping over one of the roots.
She jerked his arm. “Pay attention.”
“Yes, Mama.” But paying attention was what had scared him in the first place. He tried shutting his eyes, picking his feet up higher to avoid the roots.
Next thing he knew, his foot caught one of those roots and he was on his hands and knees, the skin on his palms burning from where he’d scraped them raw on the rough sidewalk. His knee throbbed with the same pain, but he wouldn’t cry, because he was almost nine and he was a big boy. Old enough to know that he must also control the powers inside him that wanted to come out whenever he felt angry or hurt or excited.
“Oh, Augustine! You ripped your good pants.” Mama grabbed his hand and tugged him to his feet.
“I’m sorry about my pants.” He stood very still, trying not to cause any more trouble. Mama got so angry, so fast. “My knee hurts.”
With a sigh, Mama crouched down, pulled a tissue from her purse, spit on it and began to dab at the blood. “It will be okay. It’s just a little scrape. And you heal… quickly.”
The dabbing hurt worse, but he kept quiet, biting at his cheek. He looked at his hands, opening his twelve fingers wide. Already the scrapes there were fading. It was because of his fae blood, which he wasn’t supposed to talk about. He dropped his hands and stared at the tall cemetery wall next to them. On the other side of that wall were a lot of dead people. In New Orleans, no one could be buried underground because of the water table. He’d learned that in school.
The wind shook the tree above their heads, making the shadows crawl toward them. He inched closer to her and pointed at the cemetery. “Do you think there’s ghosts in there, Mama?”
She stood, ignoring his pointing to brush dirt off his jacket. “Don’t be silly. You know ghosts aren’t real.”
The cemetery gates creaked. She turned, then suddenly put him behind her. Around the side of her dress, Augustine could see a big shape almost on them, smell something sour and sweaty, and hear heavy breathing. Mama reached for Augustine, jerking them both back as the man grabbed for her.
The man missed, but Mama’s heart was going thump, thump, thump. That was another fae thing Augustine wasn’t supposed to talk about, being able to hear extra-quiet sounds like people’s hearts beating.
“C’mere, now,” the man growled. Even in the darkness, Augustine’s sharp fae eyes could see the man’s teeth were icky.
Mama swung her purse at him. “Leave us alone!”
“Us?” The man grunted, his gaze dropping to Augustine. Eyes widening for a second, he snorted. “Your runt’s not going to ruin my fun.”
“I’m not a runt,” Augustine said. Fear made his voice wobble, but he darted out from behind his mother anyway, planting himself in front of her.
The man swatted Augustine away with a meaty hand.
Augustine hit the cemetery wall, cracking his head hard enough to see stars. But with the new pain came anger. And heat. The two mixed together like a storm in his belly, making him want to do… something. He tried to control it, but the man went after Mama next, grabbing her and pushing her to the ground. Then the man climbed on top of her.
She cried out and the swirling inside Augustine became a hurricane dragging him along in its winds. Without really knowing what he was doing, he leaped onto the man’s back. The hard muscle and bone he expected seemed soft and squishy. He grabbed fistfuls of the man’s jacket—but his hands met roots and dirt and shards of concrete instead.
Mama’s eyes blinked up at him, wide and fearful. She seemed a little blurry. Was he crying? And how was he seeing her when he was on the man’s back? And why had everything gone so quiet? Except for a real loud tha-thump, tha-thump, tha-thump, everything else sounded real far away. He pushed to his knees, expecting them to sting from his fall, but he felt nothing. And the man attacking his mother was somehow… gone.
“Don’t, Augustine.” She shook her head as she scrabbled backward. “Don’t do this.”
“Don’t do what, Mama?” He reached for her but the hand that appeared before him was too big. And only had five fingers. He stuck his other hand out and saw the same thing. “What’s happening to me, Mama?”
“Get out of him, Augustine.” She got to her feet, one trembling hand clutching the crucifix on her necklace. “Let the man go.”
He stood and suddenly he was looking down at his mother. Down. How was he doing that? He glanced at his body. But it wasn’t his body, it was the man’s.
“I don’t understand.” But he had an idea. Was this one of the powers he had? One of the things he was supposed to control? He didn’t know how to get out. Was he trapped? He only wanted to protect his mother, he didn’t want to be this man!
The storm inside him welled up in waves. The heat in his belly was too much. He didn’t understand this new power. He wanted to be himself. He wanted to be out. Panic made bigger waves, hot swells that clogged his throat so he couldn’t take deep breaths. The thumping noise got louder.
The man’s hands reached up to claw at Augustine, at his own skin.
Mama backed away, her fingers in the sign of the cross. He cried out to her for help. He was too hot, too angry, too scared—
A loud, wet pop filled his ears and he fell to his hands and knees again, this time covered in sticky red ooze and smoking hunks of flesh. The thumping noise was gone. Around him was more sticky red, lumps of flesh and pieces of white bone. All he could think about was the time he and Nevil Tremain had stuffed a watermelon full of firecrackers. Except this was way worse. And blowing up the watermelon hadn’t made him feel like throwing up. Or smelled like burnt metal. He sat back, wiped at his face and eyes and tried to find his mother. She was a few feet away, but coming closer.
“You killed that man.” She stood over him looking more angry than afraid now. “You possessed that man like a demon.” She pointed at him. “You’re just like your father, just like that dirty fae-blooded liar.”
Augustine shook his head. “That man was hurting you—”
“Yes, you saved me, but you took his life, Augustine.” She looked around, eyes darting in all directions. “Sturka,” she muttered, a fae curse word Augustine had once gotten slapped for saying.
“I didn’t mean to, I was trying to help—”
“And who’s next? Are you going to help me that way too someday?”
He was crying now, unable to help himself. “No, Mama, no. I would never hurt you.”
She grabbed him by his shirt and yanked him to his feet. “Act human, not like a freak, do you understand? If people could see what you really looked like…” Fear clouded her eyes.
He nodded, sniffling, hating the smell of the blood he was covered in. He didn’t want to be a freak. He really didn’t. “I can act human. I promise.”
She let go of his shirt, her lip slightly curled as she looked him over. “This was your father’s blood that caused this. Not mine.”
“Not yours,” Augustine repeated. Mama looked human but was part smokesinger, something he knew only because he’d overheard an argument she’d had with his father on the phone once. He’d learned other things that way, too. Like that his father was something called shadeux fae. But not just part. All of him. And he’d lied to Mama about that. Used magic to make Mama think he was human. To seduce her.
“I never want to hear or see anything fae ever again or I will put you out of my house. I live as human and while you’re under my roof, so will you. Am I clear?”
The thought of being without her made his chest ache. She was all he had. His world. “Yes, Mama.”
But keeping his fae side hidden was impossible and five years later, put him out is exactly what she did.

Coming May 13th 2014
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House of the Rising Sun 

(Crescent City #1)

Augustine lives the perfect life in the Haven city of New Orleans. He rarely works a real job, spends most of his nights with a different human woman, and resides in a spectacular Garden District mansion paid for by retired movie star Olivia Goodwin, who has come to think of him as an adopted son, providing him room and board and whatever else he needs.But when Augustine returns home to find Olivia's been attacked by vampires, he knows his idyllic life has comes to an end. It's time for revenge—and to take up the mantle of the city's Guardian.

About The Author


Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning urban fantasy for Orbit Books.
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WW4BB & BNT Presents: A Review & Giveaway of Opposites & The Library by T.M. Smith

In the year 2081 our planet survived global warming of an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene. This gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. A new society is born. 

In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins Aiya and Aiyan are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems. 

Love is Love.. it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions and boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites.

*WARNING* Opposites is a majorly M/M New Adult novel that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, lesbian and straight couples.

My Review

Opposites by T.M. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! when I read the synapses for this book I was totally intrigued, I don't usually read books like this but its unusualness is right us my ally. I love books that take people out of their comfort zones and totally shake them up and this book does that! while at the same time as giving you the sense that your in a safe and nurturing environment.

T.M. Smith is defiantly a creative and very brilliant writer, I was captivated by the characters and the story from the start! The idea that a world could exist where same sex couples are the norm was an amazing and ingenious idea to me, I of course being an opposite (a person who likes boys) would be considered an outcast but that is ok as this world was just too cool, as were the people in it.

I did have a little trouble at first keeping up with all the names of all the different couples and the different people as I found the names were a little too similar to each other. I totally got why the twins had similar names but thought the rest of the names all being alike was just over kill and made keeping track of who was who confusing.

I loved the storyline and so enjoyed reading this book, my favourite couples were Raven and Tanis and Aiyan and Kayden. I loved Raven and Tanis because they found love with each other against all odds, and Aiyan and Kayden were so fun and full of love and laughter.

This is defiantly a book for mature audiences only as it had a lot of Sexual Content but it is worth the read if you are willing.

The Library, an Opposites Novella, by TM Smith
Three gay couples run amuck in this short story where clothing, beds, even four walls are all optional! 

Want to know what happened that night in the library?
Cirian and Rian had a fight in the library and Rian ends up naked on the desk, on his back, at Cirian's mercy. 

Want to know how far things went with ice cream?
A romantic evening by the fire feeding his husband ice cream leads to a lot more than heavy petting for Aiyan and Kaden.

Want to know what was going on when those birds fled?
Travelling hundreds of miles, battling the rebels and then travelling back to House Gaeland will take it out of you. But when Tanis wants something, he takes it. Raven is about to be bent over a tree!

A Note from the Author: I've taken three scenes from Opposites that were cut short and elaborated on the shenanigans that ensued. I also focused more in the beginning on the relationship between Cirian and Rian, to give readers a chance to know them and their inner workings better. 

**Warning, The Library is a novella set in the same world as Opposites. It's an adult dystopian M/M novella that includes consenting and explicit sexual relationships between gay couples**

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My Review

The Library by T.M. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow talk about steamy! In this short we get to see a more inside look at some scenes from the Opposite, centred mostly around the twins fathers Cirian and Rian. We also get to see more from some of the other couples as well as hear some more in depth discussions that were cut short in Opposites.

I really loved this story, it has a lot of love and passion and you can tell as it fairly drips from the very pages. T.M. Smith is brilliant and I can't wait for more to these stories.

for audiences 18+

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1 winner (International) ~ $20 giftcard winners choice (Amazon or B&N) to be delivered electronically at the time the giveaway ends
1 winner (US only) ~ ebook copies of Opposites and The Library, 2 bookmarks, Opposites book thong and spiral key chain
1 winner (US only) ~ NOH8 tote bag, Celtic Cross necklace, 2 bookmarks and The Library key chain
1 winner (International) ~ ebook copy winners choice Opposites OR The Library, 2 bookmarks
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WW4BB & BRT Present: A Cover Reveal of TUR & Elsker by ST Bende

15 Apr 2014.


The Elsker Saga #0.5 
by ST Bende

Inga Andersson is the envy of every girl in Asgard. On the surface she has it all -- great friends, a job as Odin’s personal fight choreographer, and a happy ever after with her realm’s hottest assassin. But when evil invades Asgard, her perfect world comes crashing down. Someone is planning to kill off the gods, and Inga’s best friend Ull is first on their list. With the Norse apocalypse a nanosecond away, Inga has to decide how she’ll spend her final moments of freedom. Because from the moment this battle begins, Inga’s happily ever after will be nothing more than a memory. 

Some things are worth fighting for.


The Elsker Saga #1
by ST Bende

You don’t win the heart of an immortal assassin without making a few enemies along the way.

Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr. Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting. He’s an honest to goodness Norse God - an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth. Kristia’s crazy visions are the only thing that can save their realms. Her orderly life just got very messy. 

Author Info:

Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, ST Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of the musical Cats. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the ELSKER series. She hopes her characters make you smile and that one day pastries will be considered a health food.

You can follow ST Bende on Twitter @stbende, or send an e-mail to stbende@gmail.com.




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WW4BB & GCR Presents: A Spotlight, Review & Giveaway of Desperate Match by Lynne Silver

14 Apr 2014.

Title: Desperate Match
Author: Lynne Silver
Series: Coded for Love #5
Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance
Publication: March 27, 2014

Abused wife, Jill Thompson knows she has to get out of her bad marriage. Like yesterday. With no money, no job and no friends, this small town girl can’t find a safe harbor. But when she sees a news report that The Program, a US military base, is seeking women to be matches for their genetically enhanced soldiers, she sees her opportunity. If she is lucky enough to be a match, her snake-mean husband, Jack, won’t be able to find her, let alone hurt her ever again.

Rowan Blacker, is the only soldier of his cohort to request a breed match. He’s the newest soldier on campus and thanks to his genetic defect, he feels like an outcast. Matching and breeding with a woman will help him fit in with the team. Unfortunately Rowan’s match is nothing like the sexy, fun woman he was hoping to romance. The woman they claim is his perfect DNA match, is a scared shell of a woman carrying a trunkful of emotional baggage. Against their better judgment, they move in together and as Jill shakes off the shackles of abuse, their attraction ignites. 

My Review

Desperate Match by Lynne Silver
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome Series! I love these stories! Lynne is an amazing author and each and everyone of her stories is unique and full of love and passion. this one touched my heart again and again as Jill and Rowan found love in one another and the strength that all couples aspire to be.

Jill knew it was only a matter of time before her bastard of a husband killed her in one of his rages. 6 years of marriage and the beatings have only gotten worse not better. When Jill learns of the Program Solders and the breeding and matching program she applys secretly hoping upon hope that she will be a match and that she can escape the horror that is her life.

Hoping to fit in better by being matched Rowan is the only one that requests a breed match, not only is he the new kid on base but thanks to a genetic defect he always feels like an outcast. When he meets his match she is a far cry from the other matches he has met though, instead she is a scared shell of a woman running for her life.

Rowan can't help but feel he must protect her and they decide to make a go of it and move in together. with a crazy ex, enhanced solders, and a media circus what could go wrong?

I so loved this story and I really loved the character of Rowan. He was so sweet and kind and sexy! I would defiantly recommend this book! TBR it today!

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Engineered with superior strength, agility and acumen, the genetically enhanced soldiers of the top secret Program do the dangerous assignments no one else can. Now, they’re tasked with one additional job. Breed.  

But finding and convincing their perfect DNA match they are the right men for the job may be their most dangerous mission to date. And the hottest. Good thing, they’re Coded for Love.  



About Lynne

By day, Lynne Silver lives the suburban soccer mom life; volunteering with the PTA, doing laundry and working. By night she enters the sensuous world of alpha males and passionate heroines. She calls the nation’s capital home and lives in an old fixer-upper with her husband and their two sons. When not writing romance, she reads it. Lots of it. Over and over and over again, preferably with a bag of M&Ms in hand.



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