Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Paranormal Weekday

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Now, how about some Paranormal Reads? Pay attention, these are not sorted. So they will say, if they are Erotic, YA or just Romance.

Day of Sacrifice (Day of Sacrifice #1)
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*Occult and Mythology
The Day of Sacrifice stories are serialized. Day of Sacrifice is part 1 of 6. All six stories are available together in the Day of Sacrifice Omnibus.

With only three days left until her twenty-first birthday, her Day of Sacrifice, Flora Hamilton should be living it up. But when another Supernatural family puts a hit on her she’s forced to go into hiding with Julian, her gorgeous new Guardian Angel. Sometimes running for your life isn’t so bad.

Day of Sacrifice is approximately 15,000 words. It is intended for adults due to language and sexual situations.

Deception (The Transformed)
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Alexis is exceptionally brilliant and when mysterious things start happening, she begins to pursue the truth. Alexis learns that she’s been lied to her entire life. running into deception at every turn.

What she discovers terrifies her, causing her to question whether or not she really wants to know the truth…until she meets a handsome stranger. She feels that she’s known him her entire life and he appears to know more about her than she knows about herself.

What Alexis discovers turns her world completely upside down. Everything that she believed to be false is suddenly her new reality. She finds herself up against the very ones who attempted her kill her when she was a child. She must discover and master her true capabilities in order to defeat them and protect the ones she loves.

Last Kiss in Venice: Eternal Love (Love Series Book 1)
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*Paranormal Romance
Beside a bridge over a canal in Venice, Charlie is spellbound not only by Caitlin’s absolute beauty but also by what seems like a mythical bond between them. The more he knows about her, the more mysterious she becomes. As they finally admit their love to each other in Paris, then move to settle down in Australia together, it looks like the start of Happily Ever After. But neither of them realizes that this is just the start of a heart-wrenching journey.

After a lifetime of searching, Caitlin finally finds her true love, settles down in the beautiful rolling countryside of outback Australia, and starts to raise a family, but her enemy is never far away. She loves Charlie deeply and is certain he is her soul mate, but she knows she can never reveal her secret; he must never know who she really is, and that is her downfall. Information in the hands of her enemy brings her life crashing down around her. To save all she has worked for, she must fight for her love and the right to survive.

“Last Kiss in Venice” is a supernatural love epic that encompasses both eastern and western culture to tell a story of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, revenge and justice. This cocktail of oriental magic, vampires, and sword fights is a legend not easily forgotten.

Paranormal Romance (Romance Mystery Series)
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Through the power of self hypnosis Mark Cruz discovered how to use the powers of telepathy and ESP to access the unconscious minds of other people. His lifelong conquest has been to find a lovely and precious woman he could forever love and spend his life with. His deep passion for love and romance emotionally connects him with a mysterious personality who identifies herself as, "Janey". Janey is a powerful Reiki practitioner who combines her Reiki knowledge with Mark's hypnosis knowledge and the two of them create a steamy and passionate relationship that is above and beyond any romance the two of them ever dreamed possible.

But there are also several unanswered questions that keep the reader in suspense through this series that offers the reader a unique and refreshing perspective to paranormal romance: Who really is Mark Cruz? Is Janey really who she says she is or is she an ancient spirit who is attempting to use Mark to destroy the plan of one of the world's most powerful secret societies? Are Mark and Janey actually human beings?

The artistic use of words and enriched vivid descriptions are continually used throughout this story to powerfully introduce the reader to unexplained phenomena such as the astral world, astral projection, astral lovers, astral sex, how telepathic messages are sent and received, and much more realistic and yet also fictitious phenomena are woven together into this mysterious and exciting story.

Summer Romance (Harbor Moon)
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Ordinary 16 year old Deanna Lansford was prepared for another boring summer with her parents on Leech Lake, but things soon changed when she met Eric Matthews.

Her life revolved around reading paranormal romances, but never did she dream of actually meeting a wolf shape shifter, and not to mention one so hot.

Deann knows she must keep Eric's secret from her parents, but she soon discovers a secret of her own that may cost Eric his life.

Barely There
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When shy Emily Tucker almost dies and ends up in a coma, her out of body experience gets very physical -- with her sexy business partner and friend, Gavin Wright. Emily isn't sure what's happening as she keeps finding her incorporeal self popping up in Gavin's apartment, but she's running out of time. Her Living Will asks Gavin not to let her linger for long. All she knows for sure is that when she's touching Gavin, she takes physical form again, and this may be her last chance to let him know how she really feels about him. But what will happen when the night's over?

Rhiannon Rising (Cartescu Vampires 0.5)
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Rhiannon just wanted to celebrate her eighteenth birthday with her family and her two best friends. When she meets a handsome stranger--who isn't quite a stranger--her world is throws into chaos. Forced to confront the changes in her body--those pointy teeth and that craving for blood that just won't subside--Rhiannon finds herself on the run with a man she can neither trust nor abandon, chased by someone who is either crazy or her salvation, and unable to salvage her friends or her family.

Losing everything is just the beginning.

Before Rhiannon realized her full power, before she rejected the role thrust upon her, before she was cynical to doubt her soul mate, she was a regular high school senior. She had hopes and dreams, friends and family. Rhiannon Rising is the story of how her journey began, of the love, pain, and tragedy that shaped her life and her birth as a vampire.

Lark's Quest: The Search (The Deeds of the Ariane Novellas #1)
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A tale of silk, sorcery, and romance....

Fifteen years ago she was Lark, the tiny slave girl who witnessed the massacre of the royal family. 

Now she is Lark y Ariane, the most powerful—and hated—of the Silver Isle's magical warrior women, whose skill with sword and sorcery make her unbeatable in battle.

Fifteen years ago he was Raven yr Griffon, the idealistic prince who became a hero to the poor when he championed their secret religion of equality and peace over the nobles' faith in wealth and power. 

Now he is Raven the Innkeeper, a bitter and crippled man who believes in nothing, and wants only to be left alone.

When they meet, they—and the Silver Isle—will be changed forever.

Lark's Quest: The Search is the first in the continuing series of novellas chronicling the fate of the Silver Isle.

Marked (Soul Guardians, Book 1)

Sixteen year-old Kara Nightingale’s ordinary life is suddenly turned upside down when she dies and wakes up in a strange new world with a new career—as a rookie for the Guardian Angel Legion. Kara is pulled into the supernatural, where monkeys drive the elevators, oracles scurry above giant crystal balls, and where demons feed on the souls of mortals. 

With the help of her Petty Officer and friend, David, Kara hurtles towards an adventure that will change her life forever…

Discovery of Death (Blood of my World Novella One): A Paranormal Romance
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Zach and Rose had fallen in love during their sophomore year, their worlds completely changed and utterly belonging to each other’s. It was the first time either had fallen in love, deeply, purely. Aiming for a future together, plans were interrupted when Zach went missing for three long months, leaving Rose distraught, heartbroken and depressed.

Zach awakens in the dark of a coffin, his memory erased, his life and feelings for Rose forgotten. A strange group of people who identify themselves as his family reveal he has become a vampire, one of the undead, and is now a being with incredible power and a thirst for blood.

However, during Zach’s absence, Rose learns of her own secret heritage: she comes from a long line of vampire slayers, hellbent on eradicating the unholy threat of the undead from the face of the Earth. Now, not only does she need to try and get over the young man she loves, she must also come to terms with her new life and what that means for her future.

It is only when her path accidentally crosses with Zach’s does lost love begin to surface again.

Discovery of Death is an approximately 25,500-word novella that reveals secrets of the undead, the Slayer Order, and will touch your heart with a story that'll keep you up into the night.

Ralph's Gift: Erotic Romance Part 1
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she was a tease, and he was a beggar for her attention...
She teased him to distraction, and he wanted more...

They met in a bar one night. Alice was sexy and alluring, and Ralph was more than interested. There was a bet--he lost. But in losing, he gained one of the hottest sexual encounters he had ever had. Afterward, he gave her his number--but he didn't even know her name.

The next time he saw her again was after she frantically called his number instead of calling 911.

That was their beginning. 

It was also the bittersweet promise of the end.

Fateful (Book #1 in the Fateful Series)

A huge fan of Jane Austen, Danielle hopes to find her own Mr. Darcy when she leaves Colorado to attend art school in London. Of course she knows it's silly to wish for that, naive even. But she's met enough males who lacked respect for women, a growing trend it seemed. And at nineteen...well.... However, on only her second night there she gets lost and is threatened by a stalker who proves to be immune to her martial arts training. Before she is completely overpowered, she is then saved by Ethan Deveroux.

While Danielle does find the romance she seeks in Ethan, he's no Mr. Darcy. Her hero is held by a spell which fractures their chance at a happy ending. During the day Ethan is closer to mortal than immortal and can date her like any other man. Yet, as the sun sets, the powerful magic of an ancient curse returns and the evil of that spell is revealed. When that magic begins, Danielle's fairytale romance ends because Ethan Deveroux is a vampire.

Breeding Cycle: The Kategan Alphas 1 (paranormal erotic romance)

Each year lykaen princess Sarina Brunes goes through her breeding cycle—a powerful force that makes the desire to mate nearly inescapable. When Sarina is sent away by her father to endure the breeding cycle alone, she never expects a sexy Alpha to come to her doorstep.

When Alpha Vane Kategan stumbles upon Sarina in her breeding cycle, he is determined to help her, if only to ease her pain. However, she is resilient and denies them both what they so desperately want. Vane isn’t a man who takes no for an answer. He won’t give up on his seduction until they both find bliss. What neither of them count on is falling in love. At the time when they need each other the most, they are torn apart by her father’s cruelty.

Now Sarina must fight to be with the one she loves and risk losing the only family she has left in the process. Can Sarina escape her father’s grasp for the arms of the man she loves?

The Arrival (BirthRight Trilogy)

Cat, Kassie, Sian and Loi are anything but damsels in distress. Fed up with a lack of decent male specimens they cast a love spell in the hopes of finding their soul-mates. And inadvertently land themselves on another planet.
The Arrival, follows the girls' adventures as they stumble through a foreign and often hostile world where humans are NOT at the top of the food chain. Friendships are forged and love teeters on the horizon while the threat of civil war looms thanks to the girls' very unexpected 'gifts'. Will the girls master these gifts in time to survive a war in which, not only are they the ultimate weapons, but also the ultimate prize...
Book two of The BirthRight Trilogy - Awakening - is now available.

Blindsight: A Mirus Short Story

Isla's ability as a Seer has made her a life-long captive of a paranormal crime lord. Fae assassin, Ransom, offers her a chance at escape, but when she touches his hand she sees only blood, horror, apocalypse. What reason can Ransom have for wanting to rescue her, and can she possibly trust a man who deals in death?

**Please note, if your copy ends in the bar office instead of with another vision, you DO NOT have the revised edition. Please contact Amazon for the most recent version.**
**Isla and Ransom's novel will be continued later in the Mirus series. In the meantime, please check out the other books in this series, starting with Genesis, an omnibus that includes Forsaken By Shadow and Devil's Eye.*

A High Stakes Game (The Kavanaugh Foundation)

*Short Story
A Tale of the Kavanaugh Foundation.

Espe enjoys the naughty games of hide-and-seek she plays with Greg. Not only does he satisfy her kink for having sex in public places along the Las Vegas Strip, but he also is a no-strings attached lover. Vampire hunters are strictly forbidden from forming serious relationships, so when Greg asks for something more, she’s not sure if she can break his heart, especially since the thought has crossed her mind more than she cares to admit. Before she can give him an answer, their liaison is interrupted by a vampire, and Espe is forced to choose between her dreams and her desires.

This is a short story that takes place between books 1 and 3 of the Kavanaugh Foundation series. It is a free read available on Crista McHugh's website starting May 1, 2011.

The Heart Wants

**Both stories come with a tissue and weepie warning**

Every Christmas Eve, the ghost of Catarina Bellamonte takes human form and waits for her lover to return. But after sixty-two long years, she fears she may never again see the young German soldier she fell in love with during World War Two.

Philipp Munch makes a nostalgic visit to the old Italian villa and remembers Catarina, the woman he loved and lost so many years ago. As he enters the house his only thought is to say a proper goodbye and lay the ghosts of the past to rest. But it's Christmas Eve, and magic is in the air...

Short Story - 11,400 words

Bonus story included in this file - (21,000 words)

Sugar and Sin (Eververse)

What would you give for a second chance? Astrid, a witch, has often wondered what would happen if her lover, Fallon, a teleport demon, came back to her. After a year apart it seems fate will bring them together once more, and their relationship is going to be tested with a new threat to their lives and the lives of their friends. A reckoning is coming, and its time to choose sides. When the exiled demon prince Cassiel gives Astrid an offer she can't refuse, will her relationship with Fallon pay the price?

Devil's Kiss (Hellraisers)
A Handsome Devil1762. James Sherbourne, Earl of Whitney, is a gambling man. Not for the money. But for the thrill, the danger--and the company: Whit has become one of the infamous Hellraisers, losing himself in the chase for adventure and pleasure with his four closest friends.
Which was how Whit found himself in a gypsy encampment, betting against a lovely Romani girl. Zora Grey's smoky voice and sharp tongue entrance Whit nearly as much as her clever hands--watching them handle cards inspires thoughts of another kind...
Zora can't explain her attraction to the careless blue-eyed Whit. She also can't stop him and his Hellraisers from a fiendish curse: the power to grant their own hearts' desires, to chase their pleasures from the merely debauched to the truly diabolical. And if Zora can't save Whit, she still has to escape him. . .

Compromise of the Soul (Haunted Series)
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It's been said that dreams can tell us what the future holds. Yet what if you can't remember what should have been? 

Ever since she can remember, Celia Waters has been plagued by dreams of a man she's never met. One who seems so familiar, yet so out of reach. She struggles every day to make sense of those dreams, never truly knowing that she does indeed know the object of her affections.

She's always assumed that Dorian Ashcombe is a figment of her imagination. One that she conjured up in order to keep her heart safe from those who have hurt her in the past. Little does she know, Dorian does indeed exist.

Moonlit Rescue
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Monsters don't exist. At least that's what geologist, Kira Simons always believed. That is until she is kidnapped by a silver-skinned man claiming to be not only a werewolf but her mate as well.

Half-werewolf Vale Convel spends his days trapped between man and beast. Always the outsider, he relies on instinct rather than useless emotions. He goes against his pack when he saves the woman he has been ordered to kill.

Faced with overwhelming odds they must learn not only to trust in each other but also in themselves. Can Kira let go of her independence to be Vale's mate? Can Vale overcome his lack of confidence in time to save Kira and be the leader he was destined to be?

Bound by Darkness
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Lila Anderson’s is having visions of murdered women in the back alleys of San Francisco through the eyes of a hero trying to save them. She’s supposed to be a dominatrix, not a psychic! This hero has a name. Drake Bennett. Drake leads a solitary life as a vampire and when Lila invades his mind he wants her out.
Then a known murderer kidnaps Lila, and uses her life experience in bondage and domination to break her and turn her against Drake. Will the deep feelings of desire she has for Drake and their psychic link be enough to save Lila before she succumbs to her dark desires?

Sweet Escape (Door Of Dimensions)

David Kalas was on the run for his life. He accidentally crossed over to a whole new dimension. There he met Brigitte Winkle. Could someone with a death sentence have a chance at love?

The Man of my Dreams (The Dream series)

Ever since the death of her parents at the age of 17, Cassie has been dreaming about a dark haired man. He always comes to her in times of trouble to comfort her and help her through the toughest of days. But now after the devastating break up with her boyfriend, Cassie struggles with separating reality from her dreams.

During a trip to her family beach house, her dream man becomes her lover and Cassie finds herself longing for this man to be in her life. But trying to find out the truth about him leaves her questioning her very existence and sanity.

She is convinced her dream man is real and connected to a string of macabre murders over the last 20 years. Fearing for her life, Cassie prays she is right about him and that he can save her before it is too late.

Note from author: WARNING : This book mentions an episode of sexual abuse. There are 2 attempted rape scenes as well as a depraved serial killer.

Seducing Jane Porter

Being bad never felt so good…
After being jilted by her former master, Jane Porter looks to end her year-long celibacy by attending a bondage-themed event. Thanks to her ex-boyfriend’s stunning betrayal, she isn’t looking for happily-ever-after, just a master who’s willing to explore the depths of her passion and teach her what the BDSM lifestyle is all about.

Antonio Villareal was a wanted man. Single, rich and good looking, he’s on the hunt for a submissive to share his world. The moment he sees Jane on the arm of another man, he wants to possess her body and soul. The only problem is; Jane makes it clear she isn’t a forever kind of girl.

Can Antonio convince Jane to give him a chance?

The Misadventures of Daria Pigwidgeon*YA

Daria Pigwidgeon hasn't had an easy life. Not when she is the only demon born with a soul - and the only one to have grown up with a family of pure demons. All she ever known was pain and abandonment. Her family never let her forget that she was nothing but an abomination. So taking her life into her own hands, she flees hundreds of miles across the Country to start over. What she finds will change everything she ever thought she knew about herself.

While learning the ways of regular humans, Daria relinquishes the lure of using her demon gifted abilities to remain anonymous in her new life. Of course, this only makes other things overly complicated like her feelings for her neighbor, Chance. He is the one person that can make her feel safe and terrified all at the same time. She has always known how to protect herself; she just never thought to protect her heart, especially when it comes to the unknown. Then there is the fact that her family found her somehow and won't take no for an answer. She struggles with remembering why she ran away from them in the first place. Suddenly her past is wrapped up into her present and sooner or later she'll have to make a choice, a choice that could change everything.

When an unseen force starts following her around like a bad habit reeking of fear, Daria will have to take a good look at everyone that is around her. Her friends, her family, they all become suspect. Something is trying to kill her and even if it's the last thing she does, she'll find out a way to change her destined fate.

All in Time
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Part of The Hussies series Sara's life is filled with mysteries. Why did her parents abandon her as a baby? What's behind the baffling blackouts she suffers and the frightening images she creates while she's out? Who is the strange woman claiming to hold the answers, and why does she keep calling Sara a Hussy?Morgan's got a few mysteries of his own. What was his father going to give him on the day he died — the gift he said would change Morgan's life? Who is this bewitching woman who keeps passing out and creating pictures of his past and future — and why was she sent to save his life?All they both know from the moment they meet is that the bond between them is stronger — and more passionate — than anything either has ever known. And that fate has brought them together for a very important reason. If only they knew what it was.

All the Time in The World: A Grimm Prequel
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Greta doesn’t play well with others…never has. And although it might be nice to have somebody there with her to break up the monotony of her life, she knows better than to let herself get close. Life has taught her that lesson the hard way…nothing is ever simple, and people bring complications she just doesn’t need.But she’s a soldier in an army—a rather unique one—and when her partner, Rip, goes down in the line of duty, there’s no question of what she has to do. Stay with him, nurse him back to health…admire that nice, long…no, no, no…that’s not part of the job description at all.Too bad she can’t seem to help herself.Warning: This is a short story, only a short story, about two naughty guardian angels who start to fall for each other, in a very big way

I Thought It Was You (Grimm's Circle)
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Grimm's Circle, Book 2.5

Please note... this story is not meant to stand on its own.  It works best when read after NO PRINCE CHARMING.

The events of this free short story take place between the events of No Prince Charming and Ren's story, Crazed Hearts. It turns out both Ren and Elle had some loose ends they needed to tie up...and that's what this story is about. It's not Ren's happy ever after. That's in Crazed Hearts
Warning: the following story contains some unfinished business, some unrequited love and a whole lot of action between 3 somewhat debauched guardian angels.

Hunter's Choice (The Hunters)
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One year ago, Sara’s twin brother and his wife were brutally murdered. By vampires, creatures that can’t exist. But Sara knows better and she’s on a mission to kill as many as she can…until she comes across a man from her past.

This short story was originally published in the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance.

Zombies Don't Cry: Book One in the Living Dead Love Story Series (A Living Dead Love Story)
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In the sleepy small town of Barracuda Bay, Maddy Swift leads the life of a fairly typical teenager, but while attending a party one night, Maddy is struck by lightning and awakens to realize she has been reanimated and turned into a zombie. While becoming acquainted with her new "lifestyle," Maddy stumbles upon two unexpected undead chaperones, fellow students Dane and Chloe, who begin to teach her the ways of zombie life, including defending the populace from Zerkers—the bad zombies. Together, on prom night, the three teens must ultimately defend Barracuda Bay High from an all-out zombie Armageddon.

Crossroads (Crossroads Academy #1)
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When Katia enrolled at Crossroads Academy she knew things weren't exactly going to be easy. The sole heir to the worlds' most powerful vampire, her presence was bound to cause a stir. But nothing could have prepared her for this. Whispers follow everywhere she goes. So does trouble.

Bodies start turning up in nearby Rutland and Katia is sucked into a twisted web of danger and deceit. Haunted by nightmares she can't explain and a thirst for blood that is never sated, Katia will do whatever it takes to keep her past buried.

Nothing at Crossroads is what it seems and Katia's secrets may be the darkest of them all.