Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fifty Shades- My Rant (Spoilers if you haven't read)

Warning : Spoilers so if you haven't read 50 shades or the second book , be warned

Okay after my sister in law begged and pleaded for me to start this series, I finally did and I will admit  I did like the first book though hated the ending.   But now as I am about 300 pages into the 2nd book , I am so angry with Ana that I am not sure I want to continue.

I have seen many, many reviews (bad and good) and I really tried not to let that influence me while I read,  for example, the grammar (I can honestly over look that ,because half the time I don't  pay attention if I am really into the book) though the repetition does drive me a bit nuts.  But what has angered me ,not how Christian is because I can see why he is the way he is, and its explained in the second one more clearly. But Ana's I can't make up my mind which Christian I want attitude. I can't be with him because he is like this , I  miss him I need him,  I can't be with him because I am not what he wants ..... UGH!!! seriously. He changes for her and it's still isn't enough.

I have to admit as well, that the only thing that has really grabbed me has been Christian,  though I haven't felt so far connected with their emotions other than anger right now at Ana. I admit I laughed at certain parts but other than that....

This is my first BDSM and I did enjoy that so I will be looking for more in the future  but..... My question to you all  is.. Should I continue?  Does it get better or worse? Part of me wants to know but I am so angry with Ana right now not sure if I can.

Also any recommendations for good BDSM?

Thank you for the rant.....


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Feature and Follow # 7


Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read

Q: What is the BIGGEST word you’ve seen used in a book lately – that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition & book too.

 A:  I have to say its in a book I am reading now,  I in my lifetime never heard of this word.

1. to give or grant or condescend to give or grant (she vouchsafed no reply he vouchsafed me no encouragement ).
2. (may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to agree, promise, or permit, often graciously or condescendingly he vouchsafed to come yesterday
3. Obsolete a. to warrant as being safe b. to bestow as a favour (upon) [

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Books For Bunnies

Book’s for Bunny’s

Books for bunny’s is an event set up by the blogger over at The Bunny’s Review and coordinated with the help of blogger Alchemy of Scrawl.

These two ladies have worked tirelessly in getting authors to donate eBooks’ for the event. Currently there are over 100 eBooks that have been donates. Along with over 30 print books donated. Some of the print books are even signed by the author’s themselves.

The event is to help raise money for the House Rabbit Society. The House Rabbit Society or HRS is a 501 non-profit organization to help raise awareness and to rescue rabbits from animal shelters. Below is a little about the background of the HRS.

House Rabbit Society Background

House Rabbit Society is a national, nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Richmond, California. Our mission has two parts:

Through our fostering program, volunteers rescue abandoned rabbits and find permanent adoptive homes for them.

Through education, we seek to reduce the number of unwanted rabbits — and to improve bunnies' lives — by helping people better understand these often misunderstood companion animals.

In line with our mission, we are against the exploitation of rabbits.

Since HRS was founded in 1988, over 25,000 rabbits have been rescued through our foster homes across the United States. Many of these bunnies had run out of time at animal shelters and were scheduled for euthanasia; others had been deemed "unadoptable" because of age, health, or disposition. Because there is no time limit on our rescued rabbits, HRS foster parents are able to spend time getting to know each individual bunny and can then match him or her with an appropriate home. We neuter/spay all incoming rabbits, obtain any necessary veterinary care, and attend to their social needs.

In caring for so many diverse bunnies, our all-volunteer organization has learned a tremendous amount about their social, behavioral, and medical requirements. By sharing the collected information these rabbits have taught us, we are able to help other people improve their relationships with their rabbits. HRS provides educational materials to veterinarians and humane societies and helps individual rabbit people solve behavior and health problems, primarily through our web site,, and our quarterly publication, House Rabbit Journal.

Over the past 20 years, HRS has grown from 300 to more than 8,000 members, with local chapters and educators in over 30 states plus Canada, Italy, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore.

Our web site,, is accessed over 100,000 times a day by people in dozens of countries around the world.

Video for the HRS

We are asking people to donate money to the HRS at this link through Network for Good. The person that makes a donation will receive either an eBook or print book equal to the amount donated. There are books ranging in price from 99 cents to $27.00. There are several print copies of the books that have been autographed by the author.

The person that donates will receive an email thanking them for donating. That email needs to be forwarded to This will show the amount that has been donated. Please remember there is not any donation that is too small. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. The HRS will use the money to either help pay for vet bills or help in finding a forever home for the hundreds of bunnies in their care.

Please if possible take a moment to donate a couple of dollars to the HRS you never know what bunnies life you might be saving.

Suzie & The Bunnies - CupCake & Coale

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Bewitched Tours: My Familiar Stranger by Victoria Danann: Guest Post and Giveaway

Please Give a warm welcome to Victoria Danann, author of My Familiar Stranger, who is guest posting today.

 BLURBS. Arghh! by Victoria Danann

 A blurb is a short description of a book. It's distinguished from an actual "book description" by length. It's basically a paragraph. Smashwords allows 386 characters. Sounds sufficient to describe a 113,000 words book?

 If you're a reader you take these mini-synopses (Yes. I had to look up the plural of synopsis.) for granted, just as authors did before we became authors. It looks easy. A ten minute task at most. Four months and a hundred revisions later, I'm still tearing my hair out.

 You say: "Come on. How hard could it be? Has anyone ever called you melodramatic?" I say: "Well, yes. They have. But that's not relevant to this discussion. Really!"

 I would much rather write a full length novel than try to compose a blurb. Trying to pare that 113,000 words down to 75 is not just hard, it's torture. It's cruel, I tell you. The short description that I currently use for My Familiar Stranger follows. This is the best I can do while avoiding spoilers.

 "Minutes ahead of inevitable assassination, Elora Laiken is forcibly transported to an alternate dimension similar, but not identical, to her own. She is stranded. Alone. Far from home. A stranger in a "strangish" land.

 Of course a girl could suffer worse problems than having gorgeous suitors. Perhaps more importantly, in the midst of an epidemic of vampire related abductions, can she stay alive long enough to choose between an honor debt, true love, or the breathlessness of single-minded passion?" I can't tell you how often reviews will say something to the effect of "don't pay too much attention to the description.". See, the problem is that I wanted to create something that hadn't been done before, something that defies both formula and genre categorizing. I succeeded at that, but, it turns out that, like everything else in the universe, that comes with two sides. The good news is that it's different. The bad news is that the difference throws a wrench into the way the industry is set up to market books.

The second book in the series, The Witch's Dream, is due to release October 14th and the problem has expanded.

It's snowballing. Here's what I've got so far... "From New York to Ireland to Edinburgh to Siena to the Texas Hill Country to Napa Valley, modern day knights, heroes, witches, demons, psychics, vampires, werewolves, elves and fae come together where emotions intersect. From promises to rages to hunts to epiphanies, The Witch's Dream proves that true love can find you in the strangest places, when you're least expecting it, even when you're far, far from home." 

 See what I mean? There's no way to give a SHORT description of this book without having it sound stupid or juvenile or both which leaves me standing here as usual saying, "But it's not! I swear!" At least I have finally found a genre label that kind of, sort of, maybe fits. Paranormal Romantica. How about that?

My Familiar Stranger, By Victoria Danann The Order of the Black Swan #1 
 Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Fantasy 
Publisher: 7th House 
 Date of Publication: April 21, 2012 
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ISBN: 978-1-933320-49-6 
WORDS 113,000
 Date of Publication: August 31, 2012
 print ISBN: 193332077X
PAGES 328 (5x8 paperback)
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Book Description:
 A secret society, hot guys, and vampires come together for a once in a lifetime adventure and a once in a lifetime opportunity proving that true love can find you in the strangest places, even far, far from home.

 Minutes ahead of inevitable assassination, Elora Laiken is forcibly transported to an alternate dimension similar, but not identical, to her own.

 Of course a girl could suffer worse problems than having gorgeous suitors. Perhaps more importantly, in the midst of an epidemic of vampire related abductions, can she stay alive long enough to choose between an honor debt, true love, or the breathlessness of single-minded passion?

 My Familiar Stranger is a full length, stand alone, Paranormal Romance novel that also sets up the foundation for the Black Swan series. It is loved by fans of paranormal romance, fantasy romance, and urban fantasy.

 Erotic quotient: A few steamy scenes. No menage. No BDSM.

About The Author:

For the past thirteen years, Victoria has illustrated and authored Seasons of the Witch calendars and planners.

 Though works of fiction are a departure for her, she has had this series simmering on the back burner of her mind for years. In addition to authoring and illustrating Seasons of the Witch, she plays rock music and manages one of Houston's premier R&B/ Variety/Pop bands.

 This series will include some of my actual experience in the paranormal with fictionalized anecdotes from my journals during the years when I was a practicing "metaphysician", but most of the material is fantasy.

 “Since the ancient Greeks, and probably since we became sentient, men have been asking the question, ‘What do women want?’ I think I know what the answer is – at least for a lot of us - and it’s related to why Paranormal Romance is so popular with women and so satisfying to the core in a way no other genre can be. Before I began writing for this audience, I read about two hundred PNR books and realized that there is one element common to almost all and that it can only be expressed in a fantasy world. Can you guess what it is?” (NOTE: You don’t have to match my answer to win. I’m always interested to hear what other PNR fans think.)
The prize is a free download of M.F.S. with Smashwords coupon. Anyone who gives a thoughtful answer wins.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

971+ Follower Appreciation Giveaway


Wow! I can't believe in almost two years we have been blogging, we are about to hit the 1000 follower mark. I never dreamed BLH would reach this milestone when I started this blog. I can't thank you enough without you, I wouldn't be where I am now. So to celebrate I am giving away not one but 2 $15 Amazon gift cards or $15 worth of books from The Book Depository. Yes that's right 2 winners! Good Luck !

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Feature and Follow #6


Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read

Q:What hyped up book was worth all of the fuss?
A: The Dark Hunter Series, I know I hear a loud groan with this answer LOL, I can't help it. I fell into this series thanks to my wonderful niece and I haven't looked back. I am so obsessed with it. It's one of many series though that are my must have in my collection.


FMB tours: The Last Degree by Dina Rae : Guest Post and GiveawayP

Please give a warm welcome to Dina Rae, author of The Last Degree, who is guest posting here at BLH.

The Rise of the Preppers

Politics aside, we all can agree the world is a very dangerous place. Some people prepare for the worst. TV shows such as National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers and Discovery’s Doomsday Bunkers highlight a segment of society who believes impending doom is near. In response, they put all of their time and resources into future survival. The “prepper” label emerges.

Preppers collect water through cisterns, stock canned food, invest in remote underground living quarters, and practice off-the-grid living. Their reasons exceed fear, ranging from nuclear war and natural disaster all the way to prophecies of End of Days and New World Order.

Whatever the belief, they continue to unite, forming their own subculture. This movement is similar to the ‘70s and ‘80s survivalism, but much more sophisticated in technological advances of supplies, weaponry, and social networking. They even have their own vernacular. Here are some of the more popular terms.

BoB: Bug-Out-Bag
Bag packed with necessities when it’s time to take off. Depending on location, terrain, and weather, the contents vary. Everyone should have a flashlight, water, lighter, thermal blankets, radios, compass, hard-copy of a map, knife, gun, first aid kit, and cash. (3 days worth is the minimum recommendation) sells them pre-packed.

Zombie Apocalypse: It’s not just a horror novel term. When people who are infected and/or insane and become a threat.

PSS: Primary Shelter Site
A hideout. Prepper favorites-a home or trailer in a remote area, underground bunker, a spider hole (very temporary), and a cave

WROL: Without Rule of Law
No government or law enforcement-Chaos

SHTF: Sh@t Hits the Fan
The moment when a prepper makes the decision to bug out

Those who watch prepper reality TV have seen million dollar bunkers, advanced solar technology, militia sized arsenals, and endless shelves of medical supplies. Any attempt to prep seems overwhelming. Nonetheless, it doesn’t hurt to prepare. Dina Rae's The Last Degree uses preppers as her main protagonists of the story.

Title: The Last Degree
Series: Book #1
Author: Dina Rae
Paranormal, Political, Suspense,
Publisher: Dina Rae
Words: 93000

Purchase for only $1.99:

Book Description

The Last Degree is a fictionalized account of how Freemasons and other secret societies set up the world for takeover. Ancient writings foretell a ‘Shining One’ who emerges as the world’s prophet. A murder of a Most Worshipful mason resembles a secret oath. A cop gets too close to solving the crime. Paranoid preppers go underground, preparing for war.

Headlines such as the Norway massacre, meltdown of the European Union, unscrupulous media, animal die-offs, Middle Eastern unrest, and U.S. shrinking power make the plot relevant to present day. This book is an ode to Christians, Birthers, 2012ers, Truthers, preppers, and/or other conspiracy junkies who enjoy Dan Brown, Jesse Ventura, Brad Meltzer, Alex Jones, Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye.


Dwight took off his crown, signifying he was no longer playing King Solomon.

“Sacrifice is expected for ones that you love. Do you love me?” Dwight shouted.

“Then bow down before me and offer praise!”

Everyone knelt and laid their head down to the floor, chanting 'Most Worshipful, Most Worshipful' several times before Dwight commanded them to get up. In a manic energetic state, Dwight vociferated, “Et vitam impendere vero!”

All repeated, with the three new pledges joining in. Minutes later, he began to calm down. “To sacrifice life for truth - that is what we must always do! You must trust me as your Most Worshipful and sacrifice at my command! Are you prepared to do this?” All three pledges nodded.

Dwight pulled the content baby out of Arthur's arms and threw it high into the air. As the baby began to descend, Dwight took his sword and hacked through its neck, decapitating it before it hit the floor. Only the three pledges shrieked in horror. He sinisterly smiled as he picked up the head and body, revealing it was only a doll.

“Don't believe with your eyes, but believe with your knowledge. We are his chosen and will soon be exalted.”

The three men looked down at their hands and tried not to scream. They were covered in blood.

“Sacrifice, my brothers, sacrifice. I will teach you well. You are all Chiefs of the Tabernacle! Let us go and celebrate!” Dwight gleamed.

Check out The Last Degree Prequel as well—Be Paranoid Be Prepared!

About the Author:

Dina Rae is a new author here to stay. As a former teacher, she brings an academic element to
her work. Her two novels, Halo of the Damned and The Last Degree, weave research and suspense
throughout the plots. Her short story, Be Paranoid Be Prepared, is a prequel of sorts to The Last Degree, focusing on the James Martin character. Dina also freelances for various entertainment blogs.

Dina lives with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs outside of Chicago. She is a Christian, an avid tennis player, movie buff, and self-proclaimed expert on several conspiracy theories. When she is not writing, she is reading novels from her favorite authors Dan Brown, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Brad Thor, George R.R. Martin, and Preston & Childs.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Cat's Meow, Witch's Brew Book One Book Trailer


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Phantom Shadows, Book 3 in Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series (October 2, 2012)


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Innovative Tours: Hart Attack by Elle Chardou : Review and Giveaway


The Big Easy
A city known for its magic, sparkle and overwhelming amount of supernatural creatures, it is one vacation Angelika Hart is not looking forward to in the slightest. A visit to her sister, Lena's, will mean dealing with her vampire boyfriend, Andreas, and a gorgeous Lycan King, Sebastiaan, who both seem to want something else from her besides her talented hacking skills.

The Attack
A night at the ultra popular club, Thirst, changes everything when Lena mysteriously disappears. What started out as a carefree getaway has turned into a full fledged mystery of what has happened to Angelika's sister, and whether she is still alive? Lena's disappearance does a lot more than shake the depths of Angelika's world and those around her. She finds herself in an impossibly difficult situation where an attraction to Andreas can set her on a course down a dark path she never meant to venture.

The Aftermath
After Lena is found, Angelika's life spins into a free fall where her controlling nature slips away, Andreas pierces her icy exterior and a choice has to be made. Her journey into the forbidden leaves her a changed person and she finds there is no way of going back once she is past the point of no return. As the bodies began to pile up, she has to make a decision that will ultimately change her destiny forever and those of everyone else around her.

If you are a fan of the HBO series, True Blood, you will like Hart Attack.

WARNING: This is paranormal romance novel with sexy good times, a couple of naughty half-Faerie half-shifter sisters, an Alpha Lycan King, a smokin' hot vampire, blood, and explicit language. Gore and closed door sex scenes? Not in this book.

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One reason I signed up for this tour was in the blurb, stating if You are a fan of True Blood then you will like this. So most of you know how much I do love TB so I just had to read this book.

What I found with this book was a unique tale of a mixture of supernaturals, Sidhes, Vampires, Shifters, and Werewolves. I liked every aspect of this book, from the characters to the storylines. At first though I have to say I wasn't sure about a couple characters but by the end I came to like them as well.

Angelika and Lena, sisters different as night and day. Angelika, I liked immediately, tough almost cold ,even though she did have a soft spot for her sister. and Lena, I wasn't so sure until more of their story was told and that was when I really began to feel sorry for her. Her life was a mess and it just continued throughout the book, I almost wonderedm what was going to happen to her? would she ever be happy?

This was a wild crazy ride, my emotions bouncing around not sure who I liked and who I didn't. This book was definitely not cut and dry and I couldn't predict what was going to happen next or who was going to end up with who(at first anyway). I also can't end this review without mentioning a total shocker that I didn't see coming. That is what was so great about this book and this author did a wonderful job at keeping me guessing.

I also can't forget the hot steamy moments, wow is all I can say. I need to turn on my a/c now after reading those scenes. Overall this was a pretty fast read that kept my attention throughout the book. I would definitely recommend this book to those who are looking for unique tales of the supernatural and will keep you guessing.


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About The Author:

Danielle Blanchard Benson is a world traveler and author of several different series. Ms. Blanchard Benson is the author of Beginnings: Book I (The Plague), Death Wish: Book I, Better off Dead: Book II and Death Lair: A Novella (all from The Vamp Saga), The Catalyst: Book One (The Pop Stars) and The Beautiful People series.

She is currently working on Love Voodoo: Book I (DeGeneration), Apocalypse 2012: Book II (The Plague), Hart Attack: Book I (The Hart Family Saga), The Making of a Star: Book Two (The Pop Stars) and Queen of the Undead: Book III (The Vamp Saga).

Ms. Blanchard Benson has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Monday, September 17, 2012

Release Day Blitz: Blood Spirit by Gabrielle Bisset

Title: Blood Spirit (Sons of Navarus #3)
Author: Gabrielle Bisset
Sub-Genres: Paranormal, Erotic, Vampire


 I am everything you seek. I am vampire. Blessed with the gift of telepathy, Terek always knows what a woman wants. His gift has afforded him nightly sensual pleasures and exotic treats for centuries, but beneath the surface he yearns for much more. Ilona can give him what his soul craves, but only if he trusts his heart. One fateful choice made out of desire puts all he cares for in danger. With a civil war and the threat of Archon hunters at every turn, this Son may lose everything if he can't find the balance between heart and mind.


Tracing the outline of her jaw, he watched the face of this angel and hated having to wake her. But if she didn't take his blood, he'd lose her for certain and for the first time since he'd turned her, he knew he couldn't bear to think of his world without her.

 "Ilona," he whispered near her cheek. "Wake. I'm here."

 Slowly her eyelids fluttered open and eyes vacant and lost stared back at him. "Terek?"

Her gaze cut like a knife to his heart. She was nearly gone already, her soul slipping into that void between the vampire and human worlds.

 "Look into my eyes, Ilona. Look! I need you to stay with me."

Her eyelids drooped as she began to lose consciousness. Terror raced through his body. There was no more time to wait. Fear of losing her controlled his every move, and his fangs exploded into his mouth. In seconds, he'd pierced his wrist and the blood began to seep from his vein.

 Pressing it to her pale lips, he waited in desperation for her to take his blood into her mouth. The blood pooled on her lips, but she made no effort to take it.

 "Ilona! Listen to your sire. Drink. Now!" he commanded.

Her eyes opened and turning her head, she whispered, "No. Let me go."

More roughly than he should have, he grabbed her face in his hand and forced her to look at him. "No, I will not lose you! Drink!"

Her voice began to fade and faintly she answered, "Please. I can't live like this."

Terek bent over her and placed a kiss on her lips. The fear that he'd lost her already pressed on his heart and even though he didn't understand why, he was sure when she left him she'd take a piece of his soul with her.

He whispered against her lips one last plea. "Do not take her from me. God, leave her with one who can care for her. I beg of you. Do not take her."

 "Why do you want me to live when I don't?" she whispered hoarsely.

 "Because there is something special in you as there is in all creatures."

A tiny sigh escaped from between her lips. "You made me this and left me."

Cradling her face in his hands, he said, "I'm sorry. Don't do this. Don't leave me."

 "I can't be one of these women. I don't understand this."

 Terek kissed her tenderly. "Then don't be. Stay anyway."

Anguish filled her voice. "I woke and I was so hungry. But I don't want food. I hungered for you, but you were gone."

"Take from me everything you hunger for. Take from the one who knows what you need."

 Pressing his wrist to her mouth, he fed her soul with his blood. Timid, she stared up at him in fear, but soon her hands held his arm to her lips and she eagerly took what he offered.

 Her need for him—for his blood—touched his heart, and a closeness unlike anything he'd experienced in ages came over him. Something about Ilona made him feel like he hadn't felt in almost seven hundred years.

 He wanted to save her, to show her the wonders the world offered. If she would allow him, he'd give her that world.

 Ilona opened her eyes, and Terek saw that his blood had begun to bring her back from the empty abyss he'd feared and she'd begged for. A tiny smile formed on her lips, making him happy.


 An avid reader of all types of books, I read my first romance even before I was a teenager. I must have been a very precocious young lady! I still remember the book, if not the title. It was about a Southern man during the years before the Civil War and his illicit affair with one of the slaves of a woman he "frequented". I remember vividly reading the word "manhood" often in the book, and the slave's name was Sukie. Isn't it amazing what the mind can remember?

Fast forward a couple dozen years and I'm a college history instructor. I still love history as much as that romantic young woman did, so I teach it to college students, and the romantic streak has never gone away. Now I get to do things that have to do with my other favorite love: romance novels.

The idea for my first book came to me in a dream. I know that seems almost cliched, but it did. I woke up one morning after having an extremely vivid dream and began to jot things down that I was able to remember. Days later, I had the first pages written and the ideas that I had dreamed about had become the characters in my first book. Those characters are the basis for the first series I've written, The Destined Ones Series, about a people called Aeveren who have lived side by side with humans since almost the beginning of recorded time. The first book in that series, Stolen Destiny, was published in June 2011.

I'm still working on The Destined Ones books, and I look forward to what my imagination has waiting for me next. The second book about Aeveren, Destiny Redeemed, was released in October 2011. I've finished the Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy, three erotic novellas set in Victorian England. The first one, Vampire Dreams, is a paranormal erotic romance. The second novella, another erotic romance but an historical, Love's Master, involves some light BDSM. The third novella, Masquerade, is a straight historical, no kink or paranormal but still a great story.

And now I've begun a new paranormal romance series called The Sons of Navarus series that begins with Blood Avenged. Anyone who read Vampire Dreams will remember Vasilije, Brandon's sire. Blood Avenged is his story. The second book in the series, Blood Betrayed, was released in May 2012, and this fall 2012 the third book, Blood Spirit, will be released. Since there are eight men in the Sons, I've got a good number of delicious heroes to write before it's all over.

After that? Well, I'm in the planning stages of another trilogy, this time maybe novel length. But one thing's for sure: no matter what the story is, it will involve gorgeous, Alpha male heroes, strong heroines, and steamy romance!

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And The Winner of The 18 and Over Giveaway Hop is........


I want to thank all of you that entered my first giveaway hop and make it such a success!! Thank you I definitely will be joining more in the future...

Now on to the winner....

Cathy M

Congrats! An email has been sent. You have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

18 and Over Giveaway Hop

I have been blogging for about 2 years now and this is my first giveaway hop, so bare with me. I am making it simple. What you can win? Either a $10 Amazon gift card or $ 10 worth of books at the Book Depository. I forgot to add to the rafflecopter in the blog comment, could you please let me know if you are US or international. 

 Good Luck and Happy Hopping! 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

And The Winner is.......


I wanted to thank all who have entered this giveaway, stay tuned for more giveaways coming up.. Thank you to Natalie J Damschroder and Entangled Publishing for sponsoring this giveaway.

Now on to the winner.....

Emmalee Helen

Congrats! An email has been sent to the publisher and you should be hearing from them soon.


FMB Tours: Rough Surrender by Cari Silverwood: Excerpt and Giveaway

Title: Rough Surrender
Author: Cari Silverwood
Genre: BDSM, Historical Romance/Fantasy,
Mystery, Romance, Suspense,
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Words: 78,000


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Book Description:

At a time when airplanes are as new-fangled and sensational as the telephone, Faith dares to fly.

The one territory she has not explored is her own sexuality. In Leonhardt she discovers the man who can teach her how a woman surrenders her body and her mind. However, Leonhardt has a shadowed past and his own learning to do. He doesn't have the right to keep Faith from flying, even if he thinks airplanes are flimsy death-traps made of canvas, timber and their inventor's prayers.

Faith has her limits, Leonhardt has his flaws, and sometimes the nicest people get murdered by unscrupulous bastards. Even if Leonhardt can save the woman he loves, the battle for Faith’s heart will be the hardest one of all.

WARNING: BDSM, anal sex, orgasms galore, and a Dom who likes to claim his property with pen, ink and bondage.


“That’s better. Relax, darling. You’re meant to enjoy this.” His hands moved,

untangling and unrolling the last lengths of her hair, drifting lower,

following the contours of her upper back to her waist and circling her there,

pausing for a moment before leisurely curving across the mounds of her bottom.

What she was allowing this man to do stunned her.

“You have lovely hair, Faith, a beautiful body. I could touch you like this all

night.” He kissed her neck, tickling her with small nibbles. “I’m taking your dress

off now. Your answer, my dear?”

An answer? He wanted speech when her throat had seized up? “Yes. Sir.”

The wall behind the chaise lounge was cream...the lounge was timber and

blue and her legs shook. Already.

From the sound, he’d knelt then his hands encompassed her ankles and

ran a little way up beneath the dress. Cool air caressed her body as he took the

garment up. “Raise your arms, Faith.”

She did so. The dress pooled on the lounge where he tossed it. She’d

never stood before a man in her underwear before--in corset, drawers and

stockings--and this was a man who knew how to control her with mere words.

The longing to know what he meant to do made her breath come harsh to her

ears. Her lips parted.

“I like a woman who obeys my commands.” He rested his hands on her


Before she could stop herself a small noise escaped her lips.

“Do you have a question?” His hands moved on her muscles, massaging

and spreading a delicious warmth that pooled in her breasts and groin.

“Yes. Uh, sir.”

“Ask then.”

“I don’t obey.” She let her head slowly drop forward as he continued

the massage, and his body moved in to mold against her back. A hard length

pressed along the crevice of her bottom. “I don’t. Not normally. Just you. And

here. Uh. That’s all, so nice.”

He laughed a little, softly, near her ear. “I could tell you liked it,

sweetheart. Obeying me here and now is all I want.” He stepped away, keeping

a single finger in the center of her back. “I’m going to take off the rest of your

clothes, Faith and bind you.”

Oh my God.

“Now is when you should say, no, my dear. Then I’ll go.”

She licked her lips. Say, no? And miss what her body craved? He’d done

what he had at the workshop--made her throb exquisitely in all her private places.

She said nothing, wanting, needing, to see what else he could do.

“You want me to stay then.”

“Yes, sir.”

“Good.” This time she heard roughness in his voice. “Good.”

He drew off her shoes, her drawers, her hose and corset until she waited

there naked with the air caressing her skin. The man in her room was still

clothed...and she was naked. Her heart thudded, fast and anxious.

“Put your wrists together, behind your back.” His voice softened as

he moved away. Something knocked, then came muted noises. Mr. Meisner

returned and stopped there, just behind her, within reach, where she couldn’t

see, waiting.

She sucked in a breath, let it out slowly, and did as he ordered--put her

arms at her back. He wrapped some sort of rope around her wrists, tightened the

bindings until she could do no more than twist her hands one against the other.

“The curtain cords,” he murmured. “Being an engineer, I like to use chains

and metal when I can, but this will do, for your first time. How does that feel,

Faith?” He set his hands on her hips. His skin on her naked skin. She shuddered,

feeling wetness seep between her legs. “Turn around and look at me. Now.”

Of a sudden, seeing him looking at her was scarier than staring at the wall

and knowing he did things to her behind her back. She bowed her head, felt her

hands again--roped together. The position made her breasts jut out and as she

looked, her nipples puckered and poked out like fat buttons.

“Faith. Turn and face me.”

“Yes, sir.” She shuffled around and his hands stayed on her, sliding at

her hips, just above there, where she ached. His big brown eyes were on her

and she couldn’t help but look up into them and be caught, the sensation turning

topsy-turvy, messing with every thought in her head. Mr. Meisner had her in his


“There, love. I do believe you like this.” His eyes crinkled and his mouth

moved in the most heartwarming smile she’d yet observed. “You don’t need to

answer that. I can see. In this.” He put both hands on her breasts, cupping them

then brushing each thumb once across her nipples.

“Oh.” She swayed and found her eyes half closing.

“And this.” Deliberately, while his gaze still locked with hers, he let one

hand leave her breast, trail down her stomach, across the triangle of hair...

No. He wouldn’t. She tugged at the ropes around her wrists but nothing

gave. Her helplessness fed into the heaviness curling tight and low in her

stomach. The nub of flesh inches from his fingers peaked and hardened. She

tensed then arched into his hold, and still he watched.

His hand slid between her legs and paused there. “You’ve no hair on your

lips down here, Faith.” His eyebrows rose a smidgeon.

He wanted her to speak? Just being there, still, his finger confused her,

kept her thoughts centered on the minute details of what he did. “I...I remove it. A

friend in Paris showed me. For cleanliness and” Her explanation trailed

away, swallowed by the sensations bubbling up.

“Hmm, I like the result.” His gentle baritone hum...the spot his finger

touched...her nakedness and the power this man had over her, and, oh, the way

he watched, it all roiled deliciously around inside her.

She gulped then held her breath as...his finger followed the line of her slit,

where wetness collected, and slow as a tongue licking the edge of an ice cream,

nudged aside her lips, and dipped inside her. There. Oh. Yes. A coil of simmering

energy seemed to squeeze down into the tightest ball, and quiver to be released.

His thumb found her nub and pressed down firmly. Over and over and over.

Her heart stopped. The room shattered. Her breath came out in a choking

squeak from her gaping mouth. Nothing existed except the storm of pleasure

bursting upward from where he probed and pressed. Unable to stop herself, she

jerked and moaned through each wave of the storm until her body was wrung dry

of the very last shudder.

When the room centered and she raised her eyelids, Mr. Meisner held

her in his arms, snuggled to his chest. He rubbed her back, just like he had on

the boat. “There you go, sweetheart. Lord. Never seen any woman orgasm that

easily. You do like this. Do you understand? You like being tied up.”

About the Author:

Though I’d much rather stay invisible and spin you all tales with my words, here’s a little snippet of my world.

I have a lovely family, here in Australia, with the prerequisite teenager who dwells in the dark bedroom catacombs…a husband who raises eyebrows when he catches glimpses of what I write, and a furry menagerie of other animals barking, meowing, and swimming about the place.

I write stories that will blast you from your bed & heroes who will drag you back there by your hair and ravish you endlessly - think kink, adventure and alpha men.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

RAK Wrap up and September Sign up

Book Soulmates

Thanks to Vanessa and Isalys at Book Soulmates for such a fun meme.

Click Here for the post to sign up as well as read the rules for this meme.

I didn't receive any RAK's in August but I sent out
to Christen @ Goldilox and the Three Weres


And I sent 2 books to Heather Youse at Nightly Reading

Join in the fun if you haven't already.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Brand New Custom Design!! Thank you Ana at Bishhy Designs!!!

My new custom design is now finished, thanks to the wonderful, fabulous Ana at Bishhy Designs. She did an amazing job and I can't thank her enough, If you are looking for a new design check her out. She is very cheap and such a sweet funny person as well. Click HERE to check out all the designs she has created.

We have some awesome additions to BLH, I have a signature and my grab me buttons now match finally :)!! Can you tell I am so in love with my new look. Make sure you grab my new button its on the right sidebar, I have two to choose from now.


We also have a new rating system as well as icons and a brand new heat factor.










As well as Giveaway and Winner icons



and finally custom favorite meme icons.





So what do you think? Love it or Hate it ? Let me know.