Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Five Past Midnight Anthology w Giveaway!!

Five Past Midnight       
Robin Bielman, Robyn Bachar,
Cassi Carver, Anne Hope,
Corrina Lawson

Genre: Paranormal Romance/
Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Date of Publication: October 20th, 2015

ISBN: 978-1-61923-082-8

Number of pages: 1200
Word Count: 480,000

Cover Artist: Kanaxa

Book Description:

Falling in love has never been so deadly.

Five supernatural thrillers packed with action and romance, each introducing you to an exciting series. Honorable heroes, strong heroines and relentless suspense combine to bring you five page-turners you won’t soon forget.

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Veiled Target—USA TODAY bestselling author Robin Bielman

Book One of the Veilers Series

Tess wants revenge, but thrust into an inconvenient alliance with her sexy enemy, she must trust the shifter she’s supposed to kill or risk losing everything.

Blood, Smoke and Mirrors—Robyn Bachar

Book One of the Bad Witch Series

Hunted by a powerful evil, exiled witch Cat must entrust her fate to the man who betrayed her. Now Lex faces the fight of his life to keep her safe. If they both survive.

Slayer’s Kiss—Cassi Carver

Book One of The Shadow Slayers Series

Fallen angels Gavin and Julian have been sent to protect Kara, but she’s determined to track down a killer, even when she realizes her target may be the creature hunting her.

Soul Bound—Anne Hope

Book One of the Dark Souls Series

Jace is no longer human. Something dark and powerful has taken root within him. Something that that could destroy the one woman he’d sacrifice everything to protect.

Phoenix Rising—Corrina Lawson

Book One of the Phoenix Institute Series

Everyone looks at firestarter Alec Farley as a weapon. Beth is the only one who sees a hero. But proving that could be deadly.

Warning: Contains shifters, vampires, witches, fallen angels, a firestarter and troublemaking faeries. Watch out for gratuitous violence, gripping emotion, unconventional sex, some foul language, and a love triangle that gives new meaning to the term hot-wings.

My Reviews

I've read two stories so far so I'll be coming with my review soon :) so far those two are great!!




“Cut the crap,
Tess. Why were you following me?”

“How do you know
I was following you?” Oops. She meant to say, “What makes you think I was
following you?”

He gave a
knowing smile—that looked ridiculously sexy rather than irritating. “I know you
don’t want to insult my intelligence so let’s just say for argument’s sake, if
you were following me, why would that be?”

At least she’d
gotten him to change his tone.

She leaned a little closer to him. She couldn’t help it.

“That would be

“I’m really not
a very nice person,” she announced.

“Neither am I.”
He reached out and moved a strand of hair behind her ear.

Was he trying to
confuse her? Because it was working. She’d nearly fallen into his hand before
he pulled it away. He was indeed a very bad man.

“That’s good. I
hate nice guys. So where does that leave us?”

“I haven’t got
all night, Tess.” He lowered his chin, indicating—she presumed—he was growing
tired of their banter.

She lifted an
eyebrow. “No? That’s too bad. I’m a night owl. I can—”

“Answer my
question before I haul you to your car over my shoulder.” His tone sent a
little zing of pleasure right to the tips of her breasts.

“As if you
could—” She was over his shoulder in one second flat. He moved swiftly, quietly
and with superhuman strength. Uh oh. “Hey, put me down!”

He started down
the alley, seemingly unbothered by her spastic attempts to get him to let her
go. “You ready to walk and talk now?”

“Fine,” she
conceded, although the view of his backside was pretty damn good.

When both feet
securely hit the ground, she tugged down her dress and shifted the V-neck into
place. He watched her squirm to put the rest of the material back where it
belonged and his roving eyes heated her from the inside out.

“I followed you
because I wanted to help.”

He started
walking. “Do I look like I need help?” A little gleam—and major
interest?—flickered in his sideways glance.

“Well, no. But
I’m very capable and I didn’t feel like going home, so I decided there was no
harm in making myself available to you should you need me.” She took a deep
breath. It was time to put the question out there. “Did you know Dane is a—”

“Wolfen? Yeah I

“How do you—”

He stopped and
turned toward her with confusion and passion in his deep blue eyes. For several
seconds he stared at her, like he was trying to get inside her head. Guess what
she was thinking. “I’m the leader of the Night Runners,” he finally said.

She imagined
he’d told her something he’d never told another human being before.

What the hell
was she going to do now?


“I’ll be here as
long as you need me.” Lex looked down at me, seeming sincere, and I shook my
head at him.

“Don’t, Lex.
You’re only here on orders. You’ll be gone and on to the next as soon as this
assignment is over.”

“What if I don’t
want that?”

“What if I do?
I’m all for the life-saving thing, but I don’t want you in my life again.”

“Are you sure of

Scowling, I took
a steadying breath and prepared to launch into an explanation of the myriad
reasons why I wasn’t about to go through another round of heartbreak with him,
but before I could speak he leaned down and brushed a kiss across my lips.

A warm tingling
suffused my body as soon as our lips met, the sort of electric reaction I
usually associate with casting magic, but much, much better. He was hesitant at
first, probably afraid I’d slap him or zot him with a spell, but when I didn’t
object he slowly began to deepen the kiss. My knees went weak as my good sense
vanished, and I slipped my arms around him to steady myself. Lex held me close
as he continued to kiss me, and I leaned into him. I’d forgotten how well we
fit together. He sighed, as though my lips were delicious and he savored them.

“This is a bad
idea,” I murmured.

“No, this is a
good idea.” Lex nudged me back toward the couch, and I sat down in a
less-than-graceful flop. Next he joined me and drew me into his arms.

“Oh yeah? How?”
My hormones were obviously happy to see him, but I still had a little bit of
brainpower left, enough to be skeptical of the situation.

“Because letting
you go was a bad idea. I don’t want to make that mistake again.” His voice was
low and strained, and I wished it wasn’t so dark so I could see his expression.
I sighed, a mix of old pain and new uncertainty, but he kissed me again and I
stopped arguing.

I relaxed into
the embrace, returning the kiss passionately. I felt better instantly—safe,
warm, desired. Lex stroked my braided hair and let his hand rest at the small
of my back. I ran my own hands up and down his back, debating whether or not it
would be a good idea to tug his shirt off, but then I felt him unhooking my
bra. My pulse jumped, and my magic decided to take that opportunity to wreak
havoc on a pair of unsuspecting table lamps. With an electric sizzle followed
by two sharp pops the light bulbs flashed and exploded. Startled, we jumped
apart, the mood broken. We stared at each other, and I felt a guilty blush heat
my face.

“Cat—” he
started, and I held a hand up to stop him before he could say anything further.


After a quick
handshake, just a fleeting grasp of one wrist to another, Gavin broke away from
the other man and came through the door. His gaze arrowed through the crush of
bodies and landed squarely on Kara.

Her mouth went
dry. Tha-thump. Tha-thump. Her heart throttled from zero to sixty in one
glance, hammering as if she’d run a hundred miles through the desert.

But he was the
oasis she’d been waiting for.

Gavin reached
the bar, pulled out a stool and settled himself on the brown vinyl perch.

“Miss Reed.” He
tipped his chin in greeting. His suit jacket was draped across one knee,
leaving him in slacks and a white-collared shirt with the first button undone.
With the way the fabric stretched around his biceps, he didn’t look like any
businessman she’d ever met.

Her mind raced.
Maybe he’d thought through her unspoken offer. Maybe she wasn’t the only one
who’d felt the connection. Her body flushed, but not in embarrassment this
time—this was simply blood rushing to all her important parts.

She nodded back
and smiled, trying not to look as smug as she felt. “You found me.”

“I did. It must
be nice working so close to home.”

“Yeah. It’s not
a bad gig.” She wanted to laugh. It was clear he had something to say, and she
already knew what it was going to be. Mutual attraction this strong couldn’t be
denied. She wasn’t going to play hard to get just to get even with him. He
might deserve it, but that wasn’t her style. She rarely wanted a man, but when
she did, she let him know flat-out. “I’m glad you rethought my offer.”

He clasped his
hands on the bar before him. “It’s the key.”

She put down the
bottle in her hand and cocked her head. “What’s the key?”

“The reason I’m

“Huh? I’m
confused.” Confused and sinking like that rock in the pit of her stomach.

Gavin looked
like he’d swallowed a bug. “The key doesn’t work.”

The blood
drained from Kara’s face. “Oh…you’re not here to see…me.” She was the world’s
biggest jackass. Such an ass, in fact, she was surprised she hadn’t brayed the
soft, mortified words from between big blocky teeth.

“Technically, I
am here to see you. The key doesn’t fit. I can’t move in my things until you
open the door.”

She turned her
back on him under the pretense of getting another bottle of tequila from the
low storage cupboard, but she needed a minute to get herself under control. She
rummaged around, shifting bottles, until she thought she could speak without
her lips quivering.

“Take this for
your trouble.” She handed him a shot of their best tequila. “I’m so sorry. I
don’t know what could have happened—they’re all numbered. But don’t worry. I
have a set of master keys. As soon as I get off, I can let you in.” She swabbed
the counter near him with shaking hands.

“Kara.” He
reached out and covered her hand with his. “It’s all right. I waited weeks for
that apartment. A couple more hours aren’t going to kill me.”


He retrieved the
driver’s license, which belonged to Jace Cutler. So now he had a first name to
go with the second. Unfortunately, it still didn’t trigger a memory. The man in
the photograph was a complete stranger. He quickly scanned the description
provided: six-foot-two, dark brown hair, green eyes. The height felt about
right. The guy in the snapshot had a cleft on his chin. He ran his thumb across
his jaw and traced the slight indentation.

curious, he headed to the mirror hanging over the pedestal sink. The man gazing
back at him was no more familiar than this place, this room, the nurse he’d
apparently scared half to death. He wasn’t very old, early thirties he guessed.
He slanted a glance at the ID again, quickly did the math. Yup, thirty- two.

Peeling off his
hospital gown, he stood in front of the tiny mirror, as naked as the day he was
born, studying himself. From the looks of it, he worked out regularly. His legs
were long and lean, his stomach flat and ripped. But that wasn’t what shocked
him. What blew his mind was that he didn’t have a scratch on him, not even an
old scar to show he’d lived some kind of life. How did a person exist for
thirty-two years and maintain skin as untarnished as a baby’s?

Another presence
slowly invaded the room, one that made everything inside him come alive and the
darkness retreat. For a moment, he felt almost human again. Almost.

Jace turned
around, not caring that he didn’t have a stitch of clothing on him. The woman
entering his room froze at the sight of him.

He squinted.
Glancing at her made his eyes hurt. She was so damn bright, he needed a
frigging pair of sunglasses just to look at her. The nurse who’d examined him
earlier paled in comparison, and not because this woman was any kind of beauty.
She was plain at best, with blond hair pinned in a ponytail and not a drop of
makeup on. Still, something inside him recognized her.

She checked him
out briefly before averting her gaze. “Looks like you’re feeling better.”

He couldn’t find
his voice to answer. Waves of emotion washed over him, constricting his
windpipe. He’d felt nothing since he’d awakened in this stifling hospital room,
and all of a sudden he couldn’t get his feelings under control long enough to
offer some kind of greeting. Her glow enfolded him, and the hunger returned
with sharpened fangs.

“Katie, the
nurse who was just in here, told me you were awake, but I had to see for

She took a step
toward him, then another.

Please, don’t
come any closer. I can’t stand it.

“Who—” The word
scraped his throat. “Who are you?”

Her gaze latched
on to his face. Confusion and a touch of fascination glimmered in her clear
blue eyes. Right there and then, he could’ve sworn he glimpsed her soul, and it
was a beautiful thing to behold, potent and familiar.

She shook her
head, swallowed hard. “The person who watched you die last night.”


“I’m trying to
get you to reconsider what you’ve been forced into doing for your entire life.
There’s a whole world out there you haven’t seen.”

She walked over
to the coffee table, reached down and brushed her fingertips over the gun. Her
hand trembled. The gun looked like the same kind that her kidnappers had used,
years ago. If he stayed with the Resource, Alec might become like those men,
using any ends to justify the means.

“Hey! What’s
with the nerves? Where’s my competent, no-nonsense counselor?”

The gun rose
from the coffee table, floating in air. She turned and followed its flight. He
snatched the gun out of midair with a smile and holstered it.

“See?” he said.
“I control the guns, not the other way around.”

“And who
controls you?”

His chest,
Kevlar vest and all, rose and fell in a deep sigh. “I know someone in this room
who’s trying to control me. What’s wrong, Beth?” He walked to her and lifted
her chin with two fingers, his dark eyes crinkling around the edges.

“This is not a
life you chose, this is a life that’s been imposed on you, from birth.”

“And?” His
fingertips moved along her jaw, in a soft caress. I should move away. It feels
too good. But he’s listening.

“I’m scared.
About this mission, about you being locked up inside the Resource forever.”
Deathly afraid, so afraid her stomach felt like a heavy lump of coal. “There’s
so much you don’t know about the Resource and about Lansing, so much you don’t
understand. And you need to know it before it kills you.”

“Hey, I know
Lansing can be a bastard. And that he’s overprotective and controlling. I’m
working on it. But it doesn’t change the fact that this is my job.” Alec leaned
closer to her face. “We can talk about that another time.”

“Do you really
think there’s going to be another time?” Her voice rose, almost panicked now.
She wasn’t getting through. “What if you get hurt tonight?”

“Look, this cell
might have a dirty bomb. They need to be stopped, and I’m the one who can do
it. I have to do this, right now.”

“Just that

“Yep. I walk
away, people get hurt. I do my job, people are saved. That’s the deal, that’s
my life. You analyze things too much.” He cupped her face in his hand. “But if
it took this mission to find out you care, then good.”

She shuddered.
Wrong, wrong, she shouldn’t let him touch her like this. Yet it felt like he
touched her somewhere far deeper than her skin. A shiver, like the one from
their first meeting, traveled from her neck to her toes, setting her nerves
jangling. “This is wrong.”

“The mission
isn’t wrong,” he said, misunderstanding her. “Relax.” His face was less than an
inch from her lips and his breath fell on her cheek. Her skin felt inflamed,
sensitive to the slightest movement of his hands.

He kissed her.

His lips were
softer than she had expected, tender, not at all like his casual, even macho,
confidence. She closed her eyes and wrapped her arms around his neck, feeling
those strong muscles and pulling him against her, intensifying their contact,
even as her mind screamed in protest. This is not what I came for!

Her body became
enveloped in that strange energy, alive as never before. It was like the kiss
had a second level, one which she responded to instinctively, creating a living
connection between them. He drew her lips apart with his tongue, still tender,
still allowing her the chance to back away. But she opened her mouth to him
instead, her whole self consumed with wanting to touch him, her face flushed with
desire. She grabbed the buckles of his body armor for balance, her equilibrium
lost along with her reason.

He crushed her
against him, no longer tender, a bruising kiss demanding conquest. She allowed
him full control, despite the buckles digging into her shoulder. He lifted her
completely off her feet and brought her up to his eye level.

“Beth,” he
breathed, brushing his lips against her neck before moving back to her mouth.

Her mind
whirled, too lost to remember that she should stop him. She wanted him too
much. The air heated up, warming them. The papers on the coffee table began to

About the Authors

 About the Authors

Robin Bielman:

When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts all of her story ideas. She is a 2014 RITA Finalist, loves to frequent coffee shops, and plays a mean game of sock tug of war with her cute, but often naughty dog, Harry. She cherishes her family and friends and loves to connect with readers.

Robyn Bachar:

Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her books have finaled twice in the PRISM Contest for Published Authors, twice in the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards. As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.

Cassi Carver:

Award-winning author Cassi Carver lives in sunny Southern California with two dogs, four kids and a hubby who gives great massages. She gets to the Gaslamp for research (okay, happy hour) as often as possible. She’s never saved the world, but she keeps sexy boots on hand just in case the opportunity arises.

Anne Hope:

Golden Heart Finalist and Amazon bestselling author Anne Hope writes emotionally intense romances with a twist—a twist of humor, a twist of suspense, a twist of magic. Whether they make you laugh or cry or push you to the edge of your seat, all her stories have a common thread. They all feature the redeeming power of love and the heart’s incredible ability to heal. She lives in Montreal, Canada, with her husband, her two inexhaustible kids, a lazy cat and a rambunctious Australian Kelpie.


Corrina Lawson:

Golden Heart Finalist and Amazon Bestselling author Corrina Lawson is a former newspaper reporter with a degree in journalism from Boston University. A mom of four, she now works from home writing romance novels with a geeky twist and as the Content Director and co-founder of She is also the co-writer of GeekMom Book: Projects, Tips and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st Century Families.