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Monday, September 28, 2020

Awakening the Fae, Medieval Monday, #MedMonFall20, Excerpt #2

Welcome to week #2 of Medieval Monday. Follow all the authors' blogs on Twitter with the hashtag #MedMonFall20. Go to the Medieval Romance Lovers FB page for a full list of all the blogs. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401384450126130/ 



Excerpt snippet #2 Sept 28

My senses prickled. It was that feeling of being watched, yet I saw nothing. Then, the trees shimmered, and five figures stepped silently from the woodlands like ghosts. Armed with bows and bronze swords, they were clothed in leather of woodland hues that helped them blend into the forest, only their eyes visible, their faces and heads covered in hoods and scarves like ninjas.

I gaped at them. Had I stepped into a LARP gathering?

Surrounding me, the ninjas pointed their weapons at me. Fierce blue eyes met my wide-eyed gaze. Uh-oh. I don’t think I’m in Kansas anymore. I didn’t move, my shoulders stiff as fear seized me. Something wasn’t right.

“How did you get in here?” one asked, the voice low and guttural. He was speaking some strange language, but my Gateway rune tingled and helped me understand his words.

I answered him truthfully in the same tongue. “I don’t know. Where is here?”

He grunted and scowled at me.

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AWAKENING THE FAE

SHADOW-WALKERS BOOK 4

(This is a standalone story in the Shadow-walkers series.)

*Erotic paranormal romance*

 

Time can’t separate them, but fate can.

Do you like time travel stories with a hot elven king and lots of twists? The women are the rock stars here, and they command the supernatural alpha males in their lives. Grab a copy now and enter the sexy, scary, and thrilling world of Shadow-walkers. This compelling romance will capture your soul.

She’s the most powerful Shadow-walker…and the most vulnerable.

Dina, the wild, strong-willed drummer for Hecate’s Fury and wearer of the Gateway rune, is thrust back in time where she meets a tall, handsome faery king. Beneath all the beauty of the aes sidhe city lurks a dark, menacing danger, and nothing is as it seems. She may be the only one to help them, but the cost to her is high.

Beware a kiss in moonlight.

Roan may be the only male to tame Dina’s restless spirit, the king’s cold nature both enticing and challenging. However, another covets her Shadow-walker and bruja powers. The rival’s obsession is relentless, his magic difficult to resist, even for a Shadow-walker.

Past and present collide as both males vie for her. Only the power of love and sacrifice can unite her with her true mate.

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Buy links:

Buy links: Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YYNKSYZ

Amazon Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1691908231

Also available in KU

 

Listen to Hecate’s Fury music here: https://www.reverbnation.com/hecatesfury

And on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/75YOEjUjM0D8JV6lY2YD5w?si=cfxko5lXSy6jeb0z7CntIw

Author website: http://www.kelleyheckart.com

https://www.kelleyheckart.com/shadowwalkers.html

 

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Awakening the Fae, Medieval Monday, #MedMonFall20, Excerpt #1

Welcome to another round of Medieval Monday. Starting today and lasting until December 7, we will be sharing snippets from one nature-themed excerpt from one of our books on each of our blogs. Join the fun and follow all the blogs. #MedMonFall20 Go to the Medieval Romance Lovers FB page for a full list of all the blogs. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401384450126130/



Excerpt snippet #1 Sept 21

I landed on a hard ground of rock and grass. The air knocked from me, I gasped for breath. For long moments, I couldn’t move, and I fought the urge to vomit, my stomach roiling. I slowly sat up. The bench, Selena, and the cemetery were nowhere in sight.

For as far as I could see, rows of trees filled the view, not the trees I was used to seeing in Los Angeles. The pines and oaks here differed from the ones I remembered from Big Bear, the forest…primordial, the moss-covered trees so thick and tall they hid the sunlight.

Where was I?

Fragrant pine and earthy scents permeated the grove, and I stilled. Odd. There were no car engines or airplane noises, just singing birds. It was both serene and eerie.

I pulled my cell phone out of my pants pocket. No signal.

Mierda,” I muttered, turned it off, and put it back in my pocket.

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Buy links:

Buy links: Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YYNKSYZ

Amazon Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1691908231

Also available in KU

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AWAKENING THE FAE

SHADOW-WALKERS BOOK 4

(This is a standalone story in the Shadow-walkers series.)

*Erotic paranormal romance*


Time can’t separate them, but fate can.

Do you like time travel stories with a hot elven king and lots of twists? The women are the rock stars here, and they command the supernatural alpha males in their lives. Grab a copy now and enter the sexy, scary, and thrilling world of Shadow-walkers. This compelling romance will capture your soul.

She’s the most powerful Shadow-walker…and the most vulnerable.

Dina, the wild, strong-willed drummer for Hecate’s Fury and wearer of the Gateway rune, is thrust back in time where she meets a tall, handsome faery king. Beneath all the beauty of the aes sidhe city lurks a dark, menacing danger, and nothing is as it seems. She may be the only one to help them, but the cost to her is high.

Beware a kiss in moonlight.

Roan may be the only male to tame Dina’s restless spirit, the king’s cold nature both enticing and challenging. However, another covets her Shadow-walker and bruja powers. The rival’s obsession is relentless, his magic difficult to resist, even for a Shadow-walker.

Past and present collide as both males vie for her. Only the power of love and sacrifice can unite her with her true mate.

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Listen to Hecate’s Fury music here: https://www.reverbnation.com/hecatesfury

And on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/75YOEjUjM0D8JV6lY2YD5w?si=cfxko5lXSy6jeb0z7CntIw

Author website: http://www.kelleyheckart.com

https://www.kelleyheckart.com/shadowwalkers.html

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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

She protects supernaturals. He hunts them. Awakening the Vampire, an erotic vampire thriller #mfrwsteam

 



AWAKENING THE VAMPIRE

SHADOW-WALKERS BOOK 3

(This is a standalone story.)

 She protects supernaturals. He hunts them.

Do you like a passionate romance with a tortured vampire hero and a supernatural murder mystery? Rock Star meets Supernatural in this exciting new series. The women are the rock stars here, and they command the supernatural alpha males in their lives. Grab a copy now and enter the sexy, scary, and thrilling world of Shadow-walkers. This compelling romance will capture your soul.

 She may be the killer’s next target.

Jessie Henriksen, the cynical lead guitarist of Hecate’s Fury, is convinced Death is stalking her. After all, she wears the Death/Undead rune tattoo. When she discovers her current lover’s mutilated body, his vicious, ritualistic murder thrusts her into the arms of a handsome, mysterious man and into the very destiny she has tried to avoid. Jessie is a Shadow-walker, chosen to protect supernatural creatures.

 He hunts and kills supernaturals.

Merrick, a hunter and a dhampir, always hunts alone, but a Shadow-walker could help him solve his supernatural case. When he and Jessie team up to stop the killer, neither can deny the rising passion between them. Jessie lowers the barriers Merrick has built around his heart and discovers his dark past. If their love is to bloom and survive, he must convince her he isn’t a heartless killer. And other darkness awaits them, more than just the murderer. Surviving won’t be easy.

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Buy links:

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QJYBKXD

Amazon Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1091597847

Listen to Hecate’s Fury music here: https://www.reverbnation.com/hecatesfury

For more information on my Shadow-walkers series:

https://www.kelleyheckart.com/shadowwalkers.html

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Excerpt (R-Rated)

The water ran in the bathroom, and I smiled. I could use a shower to perk me up. Showering with Merrick sounded even more appealing. I opened the unlocked bathroom door, taking that as a sign I was meant to join him. Quickly, I shed my clothes and unbraided my hair.

I slid the shower curtain open and caught Merrick with his hand wrapped around his erect penis. The erotic sight hardened my nipples and sent a yearning ache through my sex.

He turned, dropping his hands to his sides, his eyes widening either at me because I was naked or because I just caught him jerking off.

“Haven’t you ever heard of knocking?” he asked.

“Haven’t you ever heard of locking the door?” I climbed inside the tub, smiling playfully, and shut the curtain behind me while I ogled his stiff penis. “You know, I can help you with that.”

“Jessie, you are indeed making this difficult for me.” Yet he remained in the shower, his eyes brightening with desire, his impressive hard-on jutting out.

“Good.” I lathered my hands and stroked his erection, and it grew harder in my confident grasp.

We stood beneath the spraying water, and he groaned and clutched my shoulders as I glided one of my hands around his balls, giving them a gentle tug.

“Jessie, you’ll be the end of me.” His body convulsed beneath my strokes and squeezes along his throbbing length.

Mr. Calm and Collected threw his head back, digging his fingers into my shoulders, and let out a ragged moan that was close to a growl. Amber flickers sparkled in his blue depths, his two canine teeth elongating into fangs. A thrilling shiver rippled between my thighs.

“Bite me, Merrick.”

He shook his head and grunted, “Not a good idea.”

His body shuddered and rocked with his orgasm, and his cum shot out on my belly. I dipped my finger and brought some to my lips before the water rinsed it off my skin. He watched me lick his cum with a wide, admiring gaze. Merrick pulled me into his arms, kissed me, and turned around, leaning his forearms against the shower wall.

A pang of sympathy hit me for my conflicted mate. Naked and stripped of his daunting weapons, he still looked quite capable and strong, though I sensed a streak of vulnerability within that fortress of strength that made him even more appealing. Brimming with tender flickers of affection, I traced the faint scars on his rigid back. There were so many, like lines on a map. The back of my throat tightened, and a sympathetic twinge struck my chest.

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Series blurb:

The five young women of Hecate’s Fury are more than rock stars.

They are Shadow-walkers, chosen to help the supernatural world.

There’s just one problem—no one trained them.

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Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Book Review: New Orleans Vampires, History and Legend by Marita Woywod Crandle

New Orleans Vampires: History and Legend (Haunted America) by [Marita Crandle]


https://www.amazon.com/New-Orleans-Vampires-History-Haunted-ebook/dp/B075H2MT6R/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1Q10F8MXQQ16V&dchild=1&keywords=new+orleans+vampires&qid=1598924148&s=digital-text&sprefix=new+orleans+vam%2Caps%2C217&sr=1-3

An interesting read. 4 stars.

I was looking for inspiration and decided to read this book based on vampire tales that originated in New Orleans.  I found the stories interesting. I've read quite a few books on vampires, but I'd never heard of these stories about The Casket Girls, Comte De St. Germain, and the Carter Brothers. As I was reading them, I could almost sense the mystery and spookiness of the Quarter. The author's own vampire encounter gave me chills. As an added bonus, there is a bibliography at the end for further reading. Highly recommended for anyone who loves well-researched vampire tales.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Even her unrestrained heart can be captured. Awakening the Wolf, an erotic werewolf thriller #MFRWSteam

 


AWAKENING THE WOLF

SHADOW-WALKERS BOOK 2

(This is a standalone story.)

Do you like paranormal romances with hunky werewolves and a murder mystery? Rock Star meets Supernatural in this exciting new series. The women are the rock stars here, and they command the supernatural alpha males in their lives. Grab a copy now and enter the sexy, scary, and thrilling world of Shadow-walkers.

 She doesn’t believe in love.

 The controversial, promiscuous lead singer of the all-female hard rock band Hecate’s Fury, Cyn has vowed never to commit to one man. She’s also a Shadow-walker, whose Wolfsangel rune binds her to werewolves.

 When a werewolf mysteriously dies in her bed after a BDSM session, she tries to hunt down his killer. It’s no easy task since the werewolf had a lot of enemies within his pack and a rival one.

 Even her unrestrained heart can be captured.

 Two charming, handsome werewolves vie for her attentions. Both are suspects. As the clues lead to a shocking discovery connected to her past, Cyn realizes she is tied to these werewolves by more than her mystical rune. Even if she opens her heart to love, werewolves are monogamous. She is not.

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Buy links: Kindle:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MFRDLM6

Amazon Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1791614736

More info on the Shadow-walkers series: https://www.kelleyheckart.com/shadowwalkers.html

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Excerpt: (Rated R)

“What are you waiting for? I thought you were eager to see what was inside.” Lucius held the handle of the sturdy rectangular metal box.

“It’s something Henry told me tonight, that some things are best left alone. What if it’s like opening Pandora’s box?”

It was a weird coincidence that my cat’s name was Pandora.

My Spidey senses tingled. “What if people get hurt by what’s inside?”

“What about finding Eddie’s killer?” he asked.

“Eddie’s gone. There’s nothing we can do that will bring him back.”

“You are a wise woman, Blue.” Lucius’s eyes sparkled with admiration. “Maybe he entrusted you with the key to keep it away from the box.”

I sucked in a deep breath, the dreaded box glinting in the moon’s light. “We need to get rid of it.”

“First, I have to kiss you again,” he rasped and leaned in, the cold metal container pressed between us.

He crushed his lips to mine and eased his tongue inside my mouth. Warmth and tingles consumed me. That ache between my thighs grew into an unbearable tight knot that needed release. My knees weakened, and I was grateful for his strong arms as he let go of the box and embraced me.

The metal case dropped to the ground with a clunk, and the key slipped from my fingers.

Lucius yanked off his flannel from over his T-shirt and placed it on the ground. Gently, he lowered me down onto the soft shirt. He knelt before me, unfastened and tugged my jeans down, his eyes shining with desire like he was opening a wrapped gift.

Beneath his appreciative gaze, I kicked off my boots and my jeans and then shimmied out of my G-string.

Growling, he positioned himself between my legs and nibbled my naked thigh, moving his mouth up to my sex, nuzzling my waxed pussy. He suckled my nub, his stubble eliciting delightful quivers against my bare skin. He knew just where to lick and suckle to bring me pleasure. I’d never been kissed down there with such tenderness, like he really cared about satisfying me. Ready to explode from his passionate caresses, I fisted his hair, moaning and writhing. His flicking tongue sent me into orgasmic heaven, my body shuddering beneath his mouth.

He leaned back and opened his jeans, his huge erection bobbing upward. I clutched him, squeezing his hard, velvety length while I pulled a condom from my small purse.

At his raised eyebrows, I shrugged. “Always prepared.” I rolled it on and guided him to my sex. Arching up to receive him, I ached for more of him.

He plunged into me, leaning down to kiss my mouth while he thrust deeper. Tasting myself on him only heightened my excitement. We were one soul. I’d never felt anything like this before. Moonlight embraced us in cold, silver light like a blessing.

The handsome werewolf slid his lips along my neck, filling me with thousands of blissful sensations as I clenched around him, his tender yet impassioned thrusts stroking my inner walls. I wanted him deeper, and I wrapped my legs around him, drawing him closer. His powerful body bucked against mine, so primal and so heavenly. Beneath the moon’s glow, we found our rhythm and moved as one being.

Lucius groaned, and his body jerked with his orgasm. He drew his mouth back, and his eyes glowed amber, his teeth elongating. Feral passion glittered in his gaze.

I should have been terrified, but I wasn’t. A thrilling shudder rippled through me, and I clutched his back, digging my fingernails into his shirt. I glided my nub against his skin and came right after, my body rolling with tremors. It was the best vanilla sex I’d ever had. My rune tingled like crazy, and I widened my eyes.

“Ah, Blue, I…” He turned his face away.

“What’s wrong?” I cupped his face with both hands and forced him to look at me.

Tears glistened in his eyes. Was that regret in his dark depths?

My gut clenched. “Talk to me, Lucius.”

“I warned you not to go behind my back again.”

Both of us jumped at the sound of Henry’s lethal voice, and we fumbled with our clothes. Lucius shielded me and closed his pants while I managed to get my G-string on and cover my lower body with his oversized flannel. I looked up and gaped at the gun in Henry’s hand, my chest constricting.

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Series blurb:

The five young women of Hecate’s Fury are more than rock stars.

They are Shadow-walkers, chosen to help the supernatural world.

There’s just one problem—no one trained them.

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Kelley Heckart

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Sometimes the end is really the beginning. Awakening: A Shadow-walkers supernatural romance #MFRWHooks

Sometimes, the end is really the beginning.

After destroying her successful music career, the close friendship with her bandmates, and her marriage, author Kaitlyn Storm, aka Kate Wolf, former bassist for the all-female rock band Hecate’s Fury, is given a second chance. She receives an offer to turn her book series into three movies, but her troubled rock-star past continues to haunt her.

She never expected to find love or a way back.

When she is trapped in a haunted cabin during a snowstorm with Kane Devlin, the hot Scottish movie star playing her hero, their rising passion for one another ignites. What they awakened will change their lives, but before she can move on, Kate must let go of the guilt and shame keeping her from claiming her shared destiny. For she may not know it yet, but she and her bandmates are chosen.

“Suspenseful, passionate, and sexy.”


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Buy links: 

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H1P9242

Amazon Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/172574287X

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Excerpt:

I didn’t get any more texts from Kane that night, but he was probably busy or sleeping, since there was an eight-hour time difference. Too excited about his earlier text, I could hardly sleep.

First thing in the morning, I texted Britany. Hey, Brit. Kane said to check with you. Said he had a surprise for me. Going nuts here.

It’s a plane ticket to Ireland. GF, he’s so in love with you.

Stunned, I gaped at her message. He was sending for me, which meant he wanted to go public with our relationship.

I had to be sure so I texted him. Wow. What a surprise. Are you sure you are ready? I am if you are.

Nothing.

I went about my Sunday, coordinating a schedule of what I needed done with my new P.A. Apparently, P.A.s did whatever you wanted them to do, within reason of course. Well, it had to be legal anyway.

Still nothing from Kane. Too jacked up to work, I picked up my bass and played along to some songs. Someone banged on my door. I sighed, paused my music file on my laptop, set my bass down and turned off my amp. Probably an angry neighbor coming to complain about the loud noise. More frantic raps reverberated.

“Yeah, yeah, I’m coming.” Geez. I opened the door.

Britany stood there, crying. “Where the hell have you been? I’ve been trying to call you.”

My chest tightened. “Here. I was playing my bass. I didn’t hear my phone. What’s wrong? Come inside.” I moved aside and shut the door behind her.

“It’s Kane. There was an accident on the set. He was hurt during a fight scene. It’s serious, Kaitlyn.”

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Medieval Monday: White Rose of Avalon Final Excerpt #medmonspring20

Welcome to the final day of Medieval Monday. This snippet is the ending to my excerpt from White Rose of Avalon.



Blurb:
Do you like captivating, passionate historical fantasy featuring King Arthur, Gwenhwyfar, Merlin, Nimue, Morgaine, and Lancelot? Inspired by The Mists of Avalon, this sensual retelling of the Arthurian romances brings these legendary characters to life.
Destiny cannot be altered.
With Britannia falling to the Saxon hordes, Morgaine, Queen of the Faeries, has no choice but to make a pact with the Christian monks. She promises to give them a High King who will unite the Britons against the Saxons if he takes a queen from the faery realm. Morgaine hopes this will restore the Goddess faith and return Avalon to its rightful place. She sends Lancelot to guard the future High King, but when a love potion falls into the wrong hands, all seems lost.
Gwenhwyfar is the only hope for the future, but betrayal, revenge, and forbidden love surround her, all of which could send both Britannia and Avalon into ruins.

Buy links:

Also available in KU
Excerpt snippet #11-Final

The familiar, deep masculine voice sent pleasant shivers throughout her body. She opened her eyes. “Lancelot!”
He was not wearing his armor or carrying his weapons. Warmth bloomed inside. That meant he was staying at least for the night.
He plopped down next to her and stroked her long black hair. “I have missed you so.”

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Passion and betrayal in ancient Greece, The Bear Goddess #MFRWsteam

Welcome to the MFRW steamy blog hop. Enjoy!



 The Bear Goddess: Book 1: The Arcadia Series by [Kelley Heckart, Nicole Zoltack]



Do you like Greek myths with a twist?

Callisto is the nymph who betrayed Artemis. This is her story.


Callisto, the daughter of the great Arcadian King Lycaon and the nymph Maia, has taken a sacred vow of purity, forsaking all others for Artemis, and attains the revered position of Bear Goddess among the nymphs. When she meets Kasin, a follower of Zeus and her sworn enemy, her life is shattered.

Kasin is a centaur prince and one of few who can take human shape. Despite having sworn allegiance to Zeus, he saves the life of one of Artemis’s nymphs. He is torn between his love for Callisto and his duty to his people and his god.

When their secret, forbidden connection is exposed, and they make their escape, danger and betrayal follow Kasin and Callisto. To survive, they must evade a god obsessed with having Callisto for himself, as well as others who also want to keep them apart. With a devastating war looming between the centaurs and the nymphs, Callisto must make a difficult choice. To prevent bloodshed and to save an innocent life, she must die.

Excerpt (Rated R)

Despite looking frightened at first, she had given her consent and now she willingly arched her hips to meet Kasin’s thrusts and drive him deeper. Her tightness engulfed him in a warm, soft, heaven-like place. She was like a precious stone only just discovered and polished to a beautiful sheen, untouched by any other man. Her clean, floral scent spoke of her purity and drove his desire.

He stopped himself from ravishing her. He didn’t want to hurt or frighten her, but she surprised him by writhing and capturing him deeper inside of her. Her nails raked against his back in fierce abandon and he let out a satisfying groan. Smiling, he enjoyed the pleasant shiver her boldness produced. She was not as delicate as a flower. In the throes of coupling, she possessed the fierceness of a centauride along with the tenderness he craved in a mate.

Letting go of his hesitation, he took her with passion and force, surrendering to the throes of lovemaking. He delighted in taking her innocence, producing in him a sense of power, and strangely, he had a twinge of affection for her because she trusted him with something so precious to her.

Her body shuddered in the final throes of rutting, her quivers gently milking him, releasing his pent-up lust. Twin tremors racked their bodies. His groans and her strangled cries mingled as one unbridled, passionate sound.

He held her close even after the final shudder had subsided. Gods, he had never experienced such lovemaking. And he had never bedded a virgin. The sense that she belonged to him tightened around him and wouldn’t let go.

Her flushed look of passion turned into a troubled look. “What have I done?” She eased out from under him. “I do not know what kind of enchantment came over me.”

“Do you regret our coupling because I worship Zeus?” He tried to keep the anger out of his voice.

“No.” She sat with her knees drawn up to her chest. “I have taken a vow to serve only Artemis.”

“You seemed to enjoy what I was doing to you.” He savored her scent lingering on his skin, an intoxicating scent that tightened around his loins like an alluring ribbon of mist. He wanted more of her, but he hesitated to reveal his true feelings for her until he knew of her feelings.

“It does not matter. It cannot happen again.”

He shook his head. “How can you deny yourself pleasure?”

“Because the penalty for breaking my vow is death.” Tears glistened in her eyes.

He sat up. Part of him felt some guilt for being party to her disgrace.

“I am no longer worthy of my goddess.” She lowered her head.

He cupped her chin in his hand, compelled to take the risk and reveal a small part of his feelings. “You are worthy to me.” Gazing at her, he conveyed the warmth in his heart with his eyes.

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Monday, July 06, 2020

Medieval Monday: Night of the Owl by Judith Sterling

Welcome to Medieval Monday. This week's snippet is from Night of the Owl by Judith Sterling. Enjoy!



Tagline:
True love transcends time.

Blurb:
PhD student Ardyth Nightshade has renounced men and pursues her twentieth-century career with single-minded focus. When fate whisks her to medieval England, she meets her match in a man whose passions mirror her own. Can she sacrifice ambition for a love she never sought?
Hugh, Lord Seacrest confounds all who know him. He refuses to marry without a meeting of minds and hearts, and no lady has even approached his ideal…until Ardyth. But she's an odd one, with unique skills, shocking habits, and total conviction she needs no man. She also harbors secrets, and in the midst of rumors, plots, and murder, trust is fragile.
A woman outside of her time. A man ahead of his. They must take a leap of faith to forge a bond that will shape history.

Buy links:

Snippet #10


He dropped the blade of grass and sat up. “Now you must tell me…how did you know to look for me in the cave last night?”
She bit her luscious lower lip, then gave him a curt nod, as if she’d reached a decision. “Very well, I’ll tell you. Bertram told us you mentioned the granary after reading the note, so we went thither. The owl you and I saw earlier was still there. I don’t know what made me do it, but I asked him for help. And then, as I stared into his eyes, I got an answer. ʼTwas as if he planted the words in my mind: ‘the sea cave…go by way of the secret passage.’”
“You actually heard a voice?”
“ʼTis woodness, I know, but I swear to you, I heard a male voice. Now that I think of it, it almost sounded like…no. That’s impossible.”


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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Book Review: NIGHTSHIFTER: A Werewolf Thriller #bookreviews

I gave this five stars on Amazon. 

NIGHTSHIFTER: A Werewolf Thriller (Book 1 of 5) by [L.E. Horn]

A thrilling ride.

This story by L.E. Horn kept my attention from the first page and had me sitting on the edge of my seat with its twists and turns.  Written in first person POV, the writing style was engaging. I loved the main character, Liam,  a veterinarian who becomes immersed in the world of werewolves. Danger lurks in this new world Liam has stumbled upon, but I don't want to give away any spoilers. I love how the author went into believable detail about how werewolves (wulfan) transform. There was also some romance and sexual tension that I liked in this story. I found a new favorite author. Highly recommended if you like thrilling werewolf stories.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Medieval Monday: Love Will Find You: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time (Book Four) By Sherry Ewing

Welcome to Medieval Monday. This week's snippet is from Love Will Find You: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time (Book 4) by Sherry Ewing. Enjoy!



Blurb:

Sometimes a moment is all we have…

Ella Fitzpatrick is a woman with a secret. As she comes and goes from Berwyck Castle, seeking refuge within its gates, she yearns to be reunited with the one for whom she crossed time from the twenty-first century. She has lived another lifetime in the twelfth century waiting for the date of their reunion and it is almost upon her. But how could she have known the man she believes she loves is not the person she needs?

Killian of Clan MacLaren has been infatuated with Ella for many a year but has guarded his heart, knowing her affection lies with another. When Ella must flee Berwyck, Killian vows to escort her to her encounter with destiny. But passion flares between them and there is no doubt the bond they have is far greater than either of them expected.

Their time together is running out. Killian has a decision to make that might give him and Ella a future together. If you could change someone’s past, would you seize the moment?

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Week 9 Excerpt

He gave a nod and continued to steer his horse towards the trees. Relief flooded through Ella. She had the distinct feeling she would not be able to handle a deep conversation with Killian right now. Each time he gazed upon her, her heart leapt almost as though they could see into each other’s souls. Such a revelation was not comforting when Ella continued to try to remind herself her heart belonged to another. Or did it? She rubbed at her eyes feeling the beginnings of a migraine.

They rode deeper into the forest longer than Ella would hope but finally Killian pulled on the reins, halting the animal beneath them. Night had now fallen, but Ella was used to the dark, for she had concealed herself for many a year by using little to no light. She had not survived as long as she had by not adjusting to her surroundings and her need to remain hidden, not only from her son, but from those who roamed the countryside and would physically harm her if they came upon her.

Did you miss week eight? Find it on Jenna Jaxon’s blog here: http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Awakening: A sexy, thrilling ghost story with a hot Scot #MRWRSteam

Welcome to the first MFRW Steamy blog hop.


Blurb:

Sometimes, the end is really the beginning.

After destroying her successful music career, the close friendship with her bandmates, and her marriage, author Kaitlyn Storm, aka Kate Wolf, former bassist for the all-female rock band Hecate’s Fury, is given a second chance. She receives an offer to turn her book series into three movies, but her troubled rock-star past continues to haunt her.

She never expected to find love or a way back.

When she is trapped in a haunted cabin during a snowstorm with Kane Devlin, the hot Scottish movie star playing her hero, their rising passion for one another ignites. What they awakened will change their lives, but before she can move on, Kate must let go of the guilt and shame keeping her from claiming her shared destiny. For she may not know it yet, but she and her bandmates are chosen.

“Suspenseful, passionate, and sexy.”


Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H1P9242


(Rated R)

After I looped the belt around my waist, I adjusted the fitted tunic dress, shortened for a warrior. It fit snug around my chest and showed off my cleavage. My bare legs peeked out from beneath the thigh-length edge as I leaned against bed and tugged on tall brown suede boots. I straightened and glanced at Kane.

Standing in front of me, he was wearing snug, patterned Irish trews, or leggings, a belted tunic, and tall brown suede boots. With his long hair and short beard, he looked every bit like an Irish king. Holy crap, why couldn’t that be the fashion now?

“I think I’m going to come right now,” I said.

He chuckled, eyeing my outfit. A huge bulge tented the front of his leggings. “Me too.”

Shivers rippled through my sex. Hands on my hips, I pushed my chest out and tilted my head, peering up at him. “Come hither, my vigorous wolf lord, and rut me.”

His eyes smoldering with desire, he grabbed me and pulled me into him, kissing me with tender yet forceful caresses. His erection prodded my belly.

“My spear is ready for you, my sweetling.” He spoke in a thick Irish brogue.

My knees went weak. I’d never been so turned on. Gotta love actors.

He slipped his fingers under my skirt. No underwear came with this costume. Very convenient.

“Impale me with your thick spear, my lord. I’m at your mercy to do as you wish.”

He growled, picking me up and laying me down on the bed.

With my best seductive gaze, I slowly glided my skirt up over my thighs and drew my legs up, spreading them wide. I crooked my finger, beckoning him. “Come hither, my vigorous lord, I’m wet and ready for you.”

Quickly, he untied his leggings, releasing his throbbing erection, his handsome face drawn into an intense, fierce expression like the formidable warrior king he portrayed.

Excited breaths swelled my chest and my pussy quivered at the thought of this powerful male dominating me. “Your spear is so big, my lord.”

“Aye, to pleasure you, lass.” He grasped his hard thickness and knelt between my legs, his impassioned stare taking in my heaving, half-exposed breasts and my uncovered sex.

“And pleasure me you shall, my virile lord,” I moaned as he penetrated me, his velvety, rigid length gliding against my walls.

His handsome features strained in the throes of passion, he thrusted deep, lighting every one of my nerve-endings on fire. My rune tattoo tingled and spread the powerful, blissful sensation. The sense that he was mine and I was his engulfed me. We were one soul. His eyes widened. He’d felt it, too.

“Bloody hell, you feel perfect, my sweetling,” he grunted. Kane pressed his hands down on the bed on either side of me, and he leaned over, his powerful body pushing my knees to my chest, increasing the penetration to my G-spot. Mere inches from mine, his eyes glistened with desire and adoration. “I love you, Katie, so damn much.”

“I love you, too, Kane,” I moaned as exhilarating heat engulfed me, the pressure building. While I stroked his muscular thighs, I bucked my hips up against his body, my clit rubbing against his pubis with each forceful thrust. We came together, our bodies rocking and shuddering.

“That was awesome,” I panted.

“I agree.” He eased back, stroking my thighs as I lowered them.

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