Evolution by L.J. Hasbrouck Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Evolution

(Stalker/s 02)
by

L.J. Hasbrouck

Brian Jameson left behind a world of chaos—vicious Stalkers, ruthless survivors, and an unforgiving landscape of bitter cold and snow—and escaped to an idyllic island paradise with the love of his life. But now he must abandon everything he fought for and return to the warped remnants of America, land of the lost and the home of the depraved.

His sizzling affair with hotheaded Cajun Louis Lavellé came to a boil when Louis’s secrets surfaced: among them, the fact that he left his sister in the clutches of a twisted, infected psychopath and let Brian think she was dead. Unable to bear Louis’s betrayal or the enigma of Eva’s fate, Brian flees the island—without Louis—and returns to New Orleans to begin his search for the missing girl.

If Brian can find his friends, gregarious D and her badass brother, Antoine, he thinks he might have a shot of fighting his way back to Eva’s last known location. But the Stalkers haven’t died out—in fact, they’re exhibiting frightening new patterns of behavior. And memories of Louis continue to torment Brian…along with the strong probability that Louis hasn’t forgotten him either.

Hopes and fears of reuniting with the Lavellé twins drive Brian as he navigates through familiar but shifting surroundings and obstacles. Sweltering heat has melted the snow, revealing once-buried horrors and allowing both Stalkers and other survivors to emerge from hiding. Everything Brian thought he knew about this warped world is shaken by mounting revelations, and each one chips away at his hopes for a happy ending.

But at this point, he doesn’t even know what his version of a happy ending could be.

Warning: scenes of horror and gore, suicidal ideation, references to past trauma and deceased family members, guns, and the deaths of prominent characters

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He Dreams Magic by Emme C. Taylor Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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He Dreams Magic

by

Emme C. Taylor

Ren has always wanted to leave, to escape his quiet village life. He wakes up from gold-tinged dreams with his heart pounding and a yearning for something he can’t name, can’t hold. He longs to experience something magical just once in his life.

Nico’s monsters don’t lurk under the bed. They walk in daylight. They haunt him every day of his life. He’s possibly the strongest magician of his time, yet he’s trapped. All he wants is an out.

At a magical carnival in the middle of a forest, Ren and Nico collide. They’ve been on this collision course their entire lives, always hurtling toward each other. For both men, escape is now. They have no choice but to flee together. Monsters and betrayal hunt them across strange lands. They find themselves on a journey to save each other—and possibly the world. All they have is one another, Nico’s magic, and a lifetime of half-remembered dreams. But finding each other, finally having someone to rely on, might be the strongest magic of all.

Warning: mention of off-page rape and depictions of graphic violence

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Sinister Games by Katze Snow

Title: Sinister Games

Series: Bloodstream 02

Author: Katze Snow

Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Vampires

Length: Novel (282pgs)

Publisher: Katze Snow (October 31, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: When Vincent sold himself to a vampire, he did not expect to become the slave of Maddox Caine. Now struggling to accept the feelings of passion he’s grown toward his master, he’s agreed to follow Maddox into a war he never knew existed. This is what he’s been waiting for: to fight, to avenge, and to win. But what happens when another vampire threatens to put Vincent’s heart, not just his loyalties, to the test?

Emory Hudson was never meant to live past childhood. His uncle managed to save his life at every turn, but now Emory finds himself alone, on the desert, with an enemy claiming to be his ally. They both seek the one thing that can be fatal to a First Born vampire. Paired with this unexpected accomplice, Emory scours the Wastelands in search of the poisonous flower. No matter what the sacrifice, he will kill the Governor of Sanctuary Hope and save his uncle. It’s the least he can do.

In this depraved and desolate world, can Vincent learn to see that there is more to vampires than an insatiable lust for blood? And will Emory free his uncle before the war divides them forever?

WARNING: This world is a treacherous place. Creatures have evolved into unforeseen habitats, and beyond the elusive Sanctuary Cities, human survivors have been reduced to nothing more than bloodthirsty maniacs. It is not for the faint-hearted and due to the extreme level of high heat, it is for mature audiences only. This series will only get darker and better.

ISBN: B07JQYLD5F

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I love all types of characters but I believe I have found a character I absolutely despise as a MC and that is Maddox. There is no redemption for this vampire in my eyes. My heart is breaking that Vincent seems to have Stockholm syndrome where Maddox is concerned and believes he must endure Maddox treatment as a way to save his people. Enough about Maddox lets move on.

There is Cerebus, who I am on the fence about as I do not know enough about to say one way or another whether I like him or not. Emory meets Nick but is wary of him and I do not blame him with everything he has been through. There is a war brewing on the horizon and things are being planned as allies are being made.

I do like this series but Maddox is a bit much for me. I do not like him whatsoever. I cannot imagine him having any feelings for anyone other than his own wants and needs. I was hoping he would change in this story but alas he has not.

I am curious as to what the war will bring and who all will be involved in the battle if it comes to that.

Stalker/s by L.J. Hasbrouck

Title: Stalker/s

Author: L.J. Hasbrouck

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Length: Novel (382pgs)

Publisher: Nine Star Press (January 14, 2019)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Brian Jameson doesn’t even get a chance to pick a college before a worldwide pandemic breaks out—and his home is Ground Zero. After losing his parents and sister in a whirlwind of devastation, Brian’s war-veteran grandfather takes him under his wing. But when desperate looters attack Brian’s new home, he and his grandfather must flee into a wintery Midwestern wasteland now populated by intelligent infected known as “Stalkers.”

These ghoulish creatures don’t shamble in hordes—they hide in the darkness waiting to strike, teeth bared in ghastly grins. And they laugh while they’re ripping you to shreds.

But with his grandfather’s training, Brian makes it to the home of his estranged childhood friends, twins Louis and Eva. And Brian gets a chance to experience something else he nearly missed: falling in love. Drawn to the determined—and ruthless—Louis, Brian escapes with him in search of an island paradise away from the relentless snow and infected.

But even if they make it there, it may not be the haven they’re hoping for.

ISBN: 978-1-949909-83-8

Product Link: NineStar | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: After losing his family to devastating virus that breaks out into a pandemic that is widespread. The humans are infected by bite or being scratched. They are ghoulish in appearance and laugh constantly even while being killed.

He meets up with his grandfather and together they head toward a friend that his grandfather knows along with two twins that he’s known since childhood but something happened between him and Louis that separated the two families long ago. Louis was a bit crazy and aggressive to me. I never understood why if he liked Brian why he treated him the way he did.

The group heads out after many heartbreaking losses toward an island Louis knows about. There are many dangers along the way and many deaths along with how humans react to an end of the world situation. The whole story reminded me of the t.v. show the walking dead.

Entertaining read.

In The Arms Of The Beast by K.A. Merikan Release Blast & Giveaway!

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In The Arms Of The Beast

(Kings of Hell MC 05)
by

K.A. Merikan

— The real demons live within —

Laurent. Time traveller. Devoted husband. Stubborn as the devil himself.
Beast. Kings of Hell MC president. Will stop at nothing to protect his family.

After everything Baal put them through, neither Laurent nor Beast considered ever making another pact with a demon, but in the spur of the moment, temptation becomes too great, and they decide on one more deal.

This time, with Mr. Magpie.

But the gift might prove to be more than they can handle. The danger to the human world has already strained their relationship, but Magpie’s offering brings out the worst in both Laurent and Beast. Confronted with each other’s flaws, they need to decide if, despite all they’ve been through together, perhaps they’re just not meant to be.

With the world on the brink of collapse, and their pact binding them in new and unexpected ways, they have to put their differences aside to stand a chance at saving their family.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:
Themes: motorcycle club, alternative lifestyles, demons, tattoos, secrets, crime, gothic, opposites attract, biker, commitment, family, sacrifice, relationship issues, established couple
Genre: Dark, paranormal M/M romance
Content: Scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes
Length: ~105,000 words (Book 5 in the series)

FINAL BOOK IN THE SERIES. NOT A STANDALONE.

WARNING: This story contains scenes of violence, offensive language, and morally ambiguous characters.

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Laurent and the Beast by K.A. Merikan

Title: Laurent and the Beast

Series:  Kings of Hell MC 01

Author: K.A. Merikan

Genre: Horror, Action & Adventure, Gothic

Length: Novel (489pgs)

Publisher: Acerbi & Villani Ltd. (April 29, 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: — Nothing can stop true love. Not time. Not even the devil himself. —

1805. Laurent. Indentured servant. Desperate to escape a life that is falling apart. 

2017. Beast. Kings of Hell Motorcycle Club vice president. His fists do the talking.

Beast has been disfigured in a fire, but he’s covered his skin with tattoos to make sure no one mistakes his scars for weakness. The accident not only hurt his body, but damaged his soul and self-esteem, so he’s wrapped himself in a tight cocoon of violence and mayhem where no one can reach him.

Until one night, when he finds a young man covered in blood in their clubhouse. Sweet, innocent, and as beautiful as an angel fallen from heaven, Laurent pulls on all of Beast’s heartstrings. Laurent is so lost in the world around him, and is such a tangled mystery, that Beast can’t help but let the man claw his way into the stone that is Beast’s heart.

In 1805, Laurent has no family, no means, and his eyesight is failing. To escape a life of poverty, he uses his beauty, but that only backfires and leads him to a catastrophe that changes his life forever. He takes one step into the abyss and is transported to the future, ready to fight for a life worth living. 

What he doesn’t expect in his way is a brutal, gruff wall of tattooed muscle with a tender side that only Laurent is allowed to touch. And yet, if Laurent ever wants to earn his freedom, he might have to tear out the heart of the very man who took care of him when it mattered most.

Erotic content: Scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes

WARNING: This story contains scenes of violence, offensive language, and morally ambiguous characters. .

ISBN: B071NCQZPZ

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Oh what a riveting, fantastic story. I was entranced from the beginning when Laurent, a servant from the eighteen hundreds, finds himself in the present. The man who finds him is called Beast, a badly scarred man the result of a fire. 

The thing I liked was the differences between them. The past and present collide in a well written story that is mysterious, suspenseful and oh so good. These two souls have been through so much yet together they must continue to fight if they both want to survive. 

I loved things were different from Laurent’s perspective. I cannot imagine how I would be if I were in his shoes seeing things I have never seen before and trying to process everything. The mystery was outstanding and well thought out.

I don’t want to give anything away so no spoilers from me sorry. Needless to say I was hooked from start to finish. I could barely put it down for any reason until the very end.

Amazing story that I highly recommend to all. 

Jack Addison vs. Nessie’s Tentacles by K.A. Merikan

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Series: Jack Addison vs. A Whole World of Hot Trouble 02

Author: K.A. Merikan

Genre: Horror, Interspecies, Science Fiction

Length: Short (47pgs)

Publisher: Acerbi & Villani Ltd. (December 1, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: “I’m not here to make friends. I’m here to slay Nessie.”

Jack Addison is on his way to becoming a famous monster hunter, but luck had been against him at the Annual Nessie Hunt the previous year. Now, he’s back at Loch Ness to show everyone what he’s made of.

He’s got a lot to prove to Roux Chat-Bonnes, the snotty cat-like creature who saved his life last time, so Jack goes into the woods to hunt Nessie armed with a brand new detection device.

But the creature he finds is nothing like he expected. Where he thought he would slay a monster, he ends up learning a valuable lesson about opening his horizons to new lifeforms. The learning curve is made delightful with the help of tentacles, suckers, and lots of slippery slime.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:
Themes: pride, dreams, self-discovery, tolerance, fame, monster hunting, interspecies relations, tentacles

WARNING: This story contains morally ambiguous characters and scenes of sex that might be considered taboo.

ISBN: B07K5Z3QGN

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: The blurb is wrong. Jack is not on his way to being a famous slayer he’s on his way to being a monsters plaything. From the first book he is captured by a spider and taken advantage of. No monster slaying by him what so ever. In this story it claims he’s fought monsters but we’re only told that not shown that it actually happened.

Nessie seduces Jack and has sex with him. I have to say I am not impressed with this series so far as I was expecting someone to actually hunt and fight the creatures mentioned instead I get a man used as a sex toy.

I personally do not like the series myself but others would enjoy it. It’s a well written and entertaining short story.

Jack Addison vs. Man-Ravishing Spider by K.A. Merikan

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Series: Jack Addison vs. a Whole World of Hot Trouble 01

Author: K.A. Merikan

Genre: Horror-Comedy, Science Fiction, Romantic Erotica

Length: Short (36pgs)

Publisher: Acerbi & Villani Ltd. (November 3, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: “Please write down my name. Jack Addison.”

Jack Addison. Son of a famous monster hunter. Grandson of a celebrated inventor. He has a lot to live up to, but his ego is as big as the expectations of his family. At just nineteen, he’s fresh out of a prestigious academy, set to make a name for himself in a world where people need protection from strange and dangerous creatures.

During the annual hunt for the Loch Ness monster, Jack finds a rival in Roux Chat-Bonnes, a cat-like being who recently joined the same profession and is set to steal the bounty—and fame—from under Jack’s nose.

Jack won’t let that happen. He sets out on the hunt alone, but the creature that he finds in the cave near Loch Ness doesn’t have tentacles. Instead, it’s got hairy legs, eight black eyes and a taste for human flesh.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:
Themes: living up to expectations, pride, dreams, self-discovery, tolerance, fame, monster hunting, inter-species relations

WARNING: This story contains morally ambiguous characters and scenes that might be considered taboo.

ISBN: B07JR6C4BC

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jack acted like he was better than others due to his last name which I did not like. He gets into a fight with another inventor who he despises due to the man being non human. When the call goes out that Nessie’s been spotted he takes off and enters a cave only to be trapped by a huge arachnid.

Roux saves Jack in the end much to his embarrassment. I would have actually liked for some monster fighting on the page as opposed to off page as is the case in this story.

I would have preferred more story line to this short story than detailed sex scene between Jack and the spider which was non con due to the spider trapping Jack and injecting him with venom.

O.k. read.

Stalker\s by L.J. Hasbrouck Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Stalker\s

by

L.J. Hasbrouck

Brian Jameson doesn’t even get a chance to pick a college before a worldwide pandemic breaks out—and his home is Ground Zero. After losing his parents and sister in a whirlwind of devastation, Brian’s war-veteran grandfather takes him under his wing. But when desperate looters attack Brian’s new home, he and his grandfather must flee into a wintery Midwestern wasteland now populated by intelligent infected known as “Stalkers.”

These ghoulish creatures don’t shamble in hordes—they hide in the darkness waiting to strike, teeth bared in ghastly grins. And they laugh while they’re ripping you to shreds.

But with his grandfather’s training, Brian makes it to the home of his estranged childhood friends, twins Louis and Eva. And Brian gets a chance to experience something else he nearly missed: falling in love. Drawn to the determined—and ruthless—Louis, Brian escapes with him in search of an island paradise away from the relentless snow and infected.

But even if they make it there, it may not be the haven they’re hoping for.

Warning: Depictions of horror and gore, deaths of secondary characters

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Comply by Lee Manarte

Title: Comply

Series: Shattered 01

Author: Lee Manarte

Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Length: Novel (201pgs)

Publisher: Lee Manarte (November 13, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb:The world is a cruel place…”

No one believes that more than I do. My name is Declan Forester, and I am a Zedian. Part of a different species born with miraculous gifts from the gods, only the humans don’t see it that way. They see us as something to be tamed.

After being captured by the humans and stripped of my abilities, I have little left. With my life in shambles, my thoughts are haunted by my human tormenter. Dr. Adam Davenport. A human male that is everything nightmares are made of.

Now, his unwilling captive in a government-run facility, I am forced to obey his every demand, or be punished. Caught up in a web of lies about gods, the push to help a hot redhead, my high running desires and, oh yeah, the pending apocalypse, I find myself falling apart. And Adam may be the only one to save me…if I comply.

ISBN: B07KHKGXWS

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Long ago a god got fed up with humans and wanted to do away with them. His brother traps him in glass ball for eternity after he sacrifices his brothers mates pure soul. Now about years later the world has changed. With the sacrifice came a new species of humans called Zadian’s who have unique abilities. Humans are scared of these abilities and so rules and regulations are started.

I don’t want to give anything away in this review. My emotions were all over the place with this story. I hated Doctor Adam and his hot cold treatment of Declan. I was beginning to think he had no feelings at all. Declan is a powerful Z healer. He learns of Adam’ brother Darren who is also a Z with extraordinary powers that have never been seen before.

Not a lot is given about who Darren actually is. Darren is supposed to release the evil god that was trapped so long ago so the president can have his power. I loved this story. It’s dark, twisted and oh so good. I didn’t care for the military base compound and the lengths they went to make sure the Z’s they had to comply. It was brutal.

Never the less this is a powerful story of good versus evil that does end with a cliffhanger so to speak. Highly addictive and engaging this story will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. I am looking forward to seeing what other twists and turns happen in the next book.

Fantastic read.

Comply by Lee Manarte Blog Tour, Guest Post, Review & Giveaway!

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Comply

(Shattered 01)
by

Lee Manarte

“The world is a cruel place…”

No one believes that more than I do. My name is Declan Forester, and I am a Zedian. Part of a different species born with miraculous gifts from the gods, only the humans don’t see it that way. They see us as something to be tamed.

After being captured by the humans and stripped of my abilities, I have little left. With my life in shambles, my thoughts are haunted by my human tormenter. Dr. Adam Davenport. A human male that is everything nightmares are made of.

Now, his unwilling captive in a government-run facility, I am forced to obey his every demand, or be punished. Caught up in a web of lies about gods, the push to help a hot redhead, my high running desires and, oh yeah, the pending apocalypse, I find myself falling apart. And Adam may be the only one to save me…if I comply.

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Blood Bathory: Be Not Proud by Ari McKay

Title: Blood Bathory: Be Not Proud

Series: The Guardians of Gaia 03

Author: Ari McKay

Genre:  Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Horror

Length: Novel (360pgs)

Publisher: Ari McKay (August 6, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Death, be not proud…

The conclusion of the war between Elizabeth Bathory and the Guardians of Gaia draws closer, but the theriomorphs and their allies are caught between vampires loyal to Elizabeth Bathory’s daughter, Anna, and humans controlled by Elizabeth and her sire, Thrace. With the forces of evil now pressing on them from two sides, the theriomorphs need help, and they need it fast!

And soonest our best men with thee do go…

It has been five hundred years since Antonio de Barajas, one of the oldest surviving theriomorphs, lost his mate at the hands of his worst enemy. But Gaia never revealed the whole truth about Raphael’s fate, and Antonio is shocked when Raphael arrives to train Evan St. John and Adam Carson as true Dark Guardians. Yet the man who returns after so long is not the same man Antonio once loved. The hard and lonely life as Gaia’s hunter has changed Raphael almost as much as his lost memories of Antonio and the love they once shared.

Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men…

Antonio must work with the stranger who wears his lover’s face, and while Raphael is welcomed by most of the team, one member sees his return as a threat to his own place in Antonio’s life. But Thrace has allied himself with terrorists who possess a weapon of mass destruction. Now the theriomorphs and Dark Guardians must work together in a race against time to discover Thrace’s plan. Even as Antonio and Raphael are irresistibly drawn to one another, Antonio risks losing far more than his heart this time. If he and his team fail in their mission, millions will die, for Thrace will stop at nothing to destroy Gaia once and for all

ISBN: B07FYXCVBW

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: What a story. I am going to be careful with my review and try not to give away any spoilers.

The Guardians have their hands trying to thwart another plan. Elizabeth and her Sire Thrace set plans in motion that they think will help their cause.

Antonio gets the biggest shock in this story when someone he thought was lost comes back but with no memory. My heart broke for Antonio for all that he has been through thinking all was lost. Yes, I understood the reasoning but felt there could have been a better way at the same time.

There is a lot going on in this wonderfully written story. It has plenty of suspense and tender moments in between. I was truly enthralled from start to finish in this showdown. I loved everything about the story and it’s characters brought the story to life with a great cast.

Fantastic read. Highly recommended.

Blood Bathory: Be Not Proud by Ari McKay Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Be Not Proud

(Blood Bathory 03)
by

Ari McKay

Death, be not proud…

The conclusion of the war between Elizabeth Bathory and the Guardians of Gaia draws closer, but the theriomorphs and their allies are caught between vampires loyal to Elizabeth Bathory’s daughter, Anna, and humans controlled by Elizabeth and her sire, Thrace. With the forces of evil now pressing on them from two sides, the theriomorphs need help, and they need it fast!

And soonest our best men with thee do go…

It has been five hundred years since Antonio de Barajas, one of the oldest surviving theriomorphs, lost his mate at the hands of his worst enemy. But Gaia never revealed the whole truth about Raphael’s fate, and Antonio is shocked when Raphael arrives to train Evan St. John and Adam Carson as true Dark Guardians. Yet the man who returns after so long is not the same man Antonio once loved. The hard and lonely life as Gaia’s hunter has changed Raphael almost as much as his lost memories of Antonio and the love they once shared.

Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men…

Antonio must work with the stranger who wears his lover’s face, and while Raphael is welcomed by most of the team, one member sees his return as a threat to his own place in Antonio’s life. But Thrace has allied himself with terrorists who possess a weapon of mass destruction. Now the theriomorphs and Dark Guardians must work together in a race against time to discover Thrace’s plan. Even as Antonio and Raphael are irresistibly drawn to one another, Antonio risks losing far more than his heart this time. If he and his team fail in their mission, millions will die, for Thrace will stop at nothing to destroy Gaia once and for all.

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Gray’s Shadow by K.A. Merikan Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Gray’s Shadow

(Kings of Hell MC 04)
by

K.A. Merikan

— There can be no shadow without the man to cast it. —

Gray. Lost his twin. Will never be complete. Works alone.
Shadow. Monster? Human? Exists to be Gray’s one true companion.

After losing his twin brother, Gray has devoted his life to the Kings of Hell MC. He will do anything to protect his family and that means anything.

Even sell his own shadow to the devil.

Following a fire that left him without one arm, Gray feels pushed to the sidelines. In order to prove to his club that he is still capable of completing dangerous tasks, he will have to team up with the strange creature from the Other Side. Tall, inhumanly strong, and menacing despite the handsome exterior, Shadow is just the tool Gray needs.

The moment Shadow lays his eyes on Gray, he wants to crawl under Gray’s skin and make the human his.

Gray on the other hand isn’t willing to get attached to a monster destined to do the devil’s bidding and disappear once his time is up. Rejected, Shadow has to do everything in his power to convince his human that they belong together.

But as the clock ticks away precious minutes of Shadow’s existence, Gray will have to choose between his loyalty to the Kings of Hell MC and responsibility for the creature he brought into this world.

*

“Do you feel me running through your veins?”
Gray nodded.

*

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:
Themes: motorcycle club, alternative lifestyles, demons, monster, tattoos, secrets, crime, gothic, grief, mourning, enemies to lovers, forced proximity, fish out of water, opposites attract, demisexuality, gentle giant
Dark, paranormal M/M romance

WARNING: This story contains scenes of violence, offensive language, and morally ambiguous characters.

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Blood Bathory: Be Not Proud by Ari McKay Blog Tour, Intro, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Ari & McKay popping in today with the tour for their new re-release Blood Bathory: Be Not Proud, we have a short intro from Ari & McKay with an exclusive excerpt, and a fantastic giveaway where you could win a copy of Blood Bathory: Like The Night, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Be Not Proud

(Blood Bathory 03)
by

Ari McKay

Death, be not proud…

The conclusion of the war between Elizabeth Bathory and the Guardians of Gaia draws closer, but the theriomorphs and their allies are caught between vampires loyal to Elizabeth Bathory’s daughter, Anna, and humans controlled by Elizabeth and her sire, Thrace. With the forces of evil now pressing on them from two sides, the theriomorphs need help, and they need it fast!

And soonest our best men with thee do go…

It has been five hundred years since Antonio de Barajas, one of the oldest surviving theriomorphs, lost his mate at the hands of his worst enemy. But Gaia never revealed the whole truth about Raphael’s fate, and Antonio is shocked when Raphael arrives to train Evan St. John and Adam Carson as true Dark Guardians. Yet the man who returns after so long is not the same man Antonio once loved. The hard and lonely life as Gaia’s hunter has changed Raphael almost as much as his lost memories of Antonio and the love they once shared.

Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men…

Antonio must work with the stranger who wears his lover’s face, and while Raphael is welcomed by most of the team, one member sees his return as a threat to his own place in Antonio’s life. But Thrace has allied himself with terrorists who possess a weapon of mass destruction. Now the theriomorphs and Dark Guardians must work together in a race against time to discover Thrace’s plan. Even as Antonio and Raphael are irresistibly drawn to one another, Antonio risks losing far more than his heart this time. If he and his team fail in their mission, millions will die, for Thrace will stop at nothing to destroy Gaia once and for all.

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Blood Bathory: Be Not Proud by Ari McKay Release Blast & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Ari & McKay popping in today with their new re-release Blood Bathory: Be Not Proud, we have a fantastic giveaway where you could win a copy of Blood Bathory: Like The Night, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Be Not Proud

(Blood Bathory 03)
by

Ari McKay

Death, be not proud…

The conclusion of the war between Elizabeth Bathory and the Guardians of Gaia draws closer, but the theriomorphs and their allies are caught between vampires loyal to Elizabeth Bathory’s daughter, Anna, and humans controlled by Elizabeth and her sire, Thrace. With the forces of evil now pressing on them from two sides, the theriomorphs need help, and they need it fast!

And soonest our best men with thee do go…

It has been five hundred years since Antonio de Barajas, one of the oldest surviving theriomorphs, lost his mate at the hands of his worst enemy. But Gaia never revealed the whole truth about Raphael’s fate, and Antonio is shocked when Raphael arrives to train Evan St. John and Adam Carson as true Dark Guardians. Yet the man who returns after so long is not the same man Antonio once loved. The hard and lonely life as Gaia’s hunter has changed Raphael almost as much as his lost memories of Antonio and the love they once shared.

Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men…

Antonio must work with the stranger who wears his lover’s face, and while Raphael is welcomed by most of the team, one member sees his return as a threat to his own place in Antonio’s life. But Thrace has allied himself with terrorists who possess a weapon of mass destruction. Now the theriomorphs and Dark Guardians must work together in a race against time to discover Thrace’s plan. Even as Antonio and Raphael are irresistibly drawn to one another, Antonio risks losing far more than his heart this time. If he and his team fail in their mission, millions will die, for Thrace will stop at nothing to destroy Gaia once and for all.

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Jogger’s Hill by Sean Kerr

Title: Jogger’s Hill

Author: Sean Kerr

Genre: Horror, Paranormal, Erotica

Length: Short (30pgs)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (October 11, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: They say that more than a mouthful is a waste, but sometimes, a mouthful can kill.

Andrew has had the time of his life at GRL. He even got to meet his idol, but as a result of his outrageous flirting, he’s late leaving the event.

Unfamiliar with the roads of Colorado, Andrew takes a shortcut towards Thornton, following the directions of a sign onto a long dusty road. But the night has other plans for Andrew, and as his car breaks down on an isolated hill, he’s haunted by a terrifying voice.

Do it for Robin, the ghostly voice chants, but as a cute stranger comes to his rescue and lends him a helping hand, Andrew gets more than he bargained for.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1477-1

Product Link: eXtasy Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: An amazing horror story that sends shivers through you at the climax of the book. I was stunned speechless at this brilliantly written short. Andrew waited to long to leave a convention. He is traveling to Thornton inn when he starts having car trouble, hearing a voice whispering t him and meets a cute guy on the side of the road.

I honestly would not have done what he had. My first thought would have been what is this young man doing out here in the middle of the night all alone in the darkness. The story takes on a terrifying tone as the revelations come to light when he actually makes it to the inn.

Fantastic read.

A Demon Inside by Rick R. Reed

Title: A Demon Inside (2nd Edition)

Author: Rick R. Reed

Genre: Paranormal, Horror

Length: Novel (253 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (25 Aug 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: Hunter Beaumont doesn’t understand his grandmother’s deathbed wish: “Destroy Beaumont House.” He’s never even heard of the place. But after his grandmother passes and his first love betrays him, the family house in the Wisconsin woods looks like a tempting refuge. Going against his grandmother’s wishes, Hunter flees to Beaumont House.

But will the house be the sanctuary he had hoped for? Soon after moving in, Hunter realizes he may not be alone. And with whom—or what—he shares the house may plunge him into a nightmare from which he may never escape. Sparks fly when he meets his handsome neighbor, Michael Burt, a caretaker for the estate next door. The man might be his salvation… or he could be the source of Hunter’s terror.

ISBN: 9781634761079

Product Link: DSP Publication | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: A Demon Inside by Rick R. Reed is a rather spooky novel and not for the faint of heart. For anyone who has read the first edition of this book, I have to admit that I never read the first edition, so I’m not entirely sure what has changed since.

The story itself has left me with some rather mixed feelings. Being a DSP Publication means that any romance is not front and centre of the plot, and what romance there was throughout the story was really nicely done. However, it is not that aspect that has bothered me. The horror was fantastically written and I really enjoyed it. In hindsight, though, I think that there was some sort of spark missing with the horror that connected all the dots for me in my head. But mostly, I found that after the build up in the horror and the terror felt by Hunter, the ending was a little too flat and a little too quick for my liking.

Nonetheless, this book does the creepy and poltergeist things perfectly, so on the surface this is a fantastic horror story which may well leave you with chills running down your spine.

The story follows Hunter Beaumont and finds his life at loose ends when in a tumultuous short period of time his beloved grandmother dies and his boyfriend dumps him. In a move that is something like a classical gothic horror, Hunter decides to live in Beaumont House after being told by his grandmother on her death bed to burn it down. Beaumont House has no end of secrets (which leads Hunter to uncover the memory of when his parents had died when he was a child) and some of them are quite deadly (this is one house with a bad history).

The subplot featuring the neighbour of Beaumont House, Michael, is where the romance comes in. Michael is a sweet guy and matches well with Hunter. However, Hunter seems to spend a lot of time doubting his new relationship and I’m not entirely sure whether or not this is actually to do with the “demon” of Beaumont House or just Hunter being insecure. This adds a nice, lighter plot to the otherwise dark/horror we otherwise get.

Despite my conflicted feelings, this is a good book and anyone into horror and anything that is generally just creepifying (in the words of Joss Whedon) stories will at least enjoy this read.

Blood Bathory: Absence of the Sun by Ari McKay

Title: Blood Bathory: Absence of the Sun

Series: The Guardians of Gaia 02

Author: Ari McKay

Genre:  Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Horror

Length: Novel (278pgs)

Publisher: Ari McKay (June 4, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Tyger tyger, burning bright…

As theriomorphs in the service of Gaia, Tyr Gustavson and his lover Aaron fought against the vampires aiding the Third Reich during WWII. But even the fierceness of Tyr’s tiger form couldn’t save Aaron from being torn apart when a mission went horribly wrong. Lost in his pain, Tyr remained feral until he was unwillingly recalled to Gaia’s service seventy years later.

In the forests of the night…

When fighter pilot Adam Carson’s plane was shot down, he thought the worst that could happen was being sent to a Nazi prison camp. Little did he know there were other monsters in the shadows, and one of them wanted to claim him. But refusing Elizabeth Bathory had a price. Adam was turned against his will and trapped in a coffin as punishment for his resistance.

What immortal hand or eye…

While hunting ghouls, Tyr and his colleagues discover Adam’s prison. Believing he could be an asset, Marielle Du Lac frees him. Adam joins the team and is drawn to Tyr, despite Tyr’s hatred of vampires. When Tyr rejects Adam out of fear, Adam accepts a suicidal mission to find Thrace, the original nosferatu. If their desperate plan works, the theriomorphs could destroy not only Elizabeth, but the sire of all vampires as well. But if it fails, they could unleash a force leading to the destruction of them all… and perhaps of Gaia herself.

ISBN: B07DD5F3RH

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Adam Carson is taken prisoner after his pane is shot down. Only to be taken to Elizabeth during a transport where he’s turned. After the turnng he’s put in a coffin where he stays for a long time. Tyr has been feral and grieving since losing his other half. Now many years later he’s approached with a task to locate Elizabeth.

I loved Adam and Tyr. Tyr grief stricken even now and Adam who finds himself drawn to Tyr. But this story is not all romance and flowers. There is still the ongoing hunt to find Elizabeth and do away with her. Suspenseful and mysterious this story takes you on an adventure where all is not as it seems. The characters are intriguing and fascinating.

Even though some are highly questionable in their actions they all added that special element to bring the story into the light. I truly enjoyed this story and looking forward to reading more.

Great read.

Chosen by A.M. Arthur

Title: Chosen

Series: Prodigal 03

Author: A.M. Arthur

Genre:  Paranormal

Length: Novella (99pgs)

Publisher: Briggs-King Books; 1 edition (March 21, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Grayson “Gray” Jones has spent his entire adult life trying not to be seen, not to be noticed, and simply existing day to day. Trying to ignore the fact that he can’t remember anything about his life prior to turning fifteen. All he knows is survival. The day before his thirtieth birthday, Gray wakes up to find his brown eyes unexpectedly a vivid blue—and tiny flashes of memory start to return. He grew up in a now-abandoned Pennsylvania town called Chosenone, and that town is calling him home.

Ravaged by an underground fire, no one lives in Chosenone anymore, and during Gray’s explorations of the old buildings, he’s shocked to run into his childhood friend Ian. He and Ian shared everything growing up, even their birthdays. But while Gray’s life post-Chosenone was one of inexplicable hell, Ian grew up to become a decorated police officer. And Gray hates cops. But some force drew them home to finish a ritual that began fifteen years ago, and this time, Gray wants to finish it once and for all—even if it costs him his own life in the end.

ISBN: B07BBYRW5W

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Another intense and interesting addition to an already amazing series. Gray is drawn back to Chosenone after being gone for so long. Upon arrival flashbacks begin to happen as snippets of that time so long ago come back with a vengeance. Ian the only man Gray has ever loved is also drawn back to the ravaged town and what they uncover will test the both of them.

I loved this story. The fact that this place actually exist is a plus. The accounts of the fire burning under the town is true and added an awe inspiring feel to the story. The paranormal aspect was mind blowing in it’s intensity not to mention the reason for it happening to begin with.

I loved this story as well as the first two in the series. I am hoping there will be more or some like it in the future.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.