Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Stones and Finger Bones by Jessica Minyard w Giveaway!

Hi everyone, Welcome to the Stones and Finger Bones blog tour!!  You can find the schedule here (http://xpressobooktours.com/2015/01/12/tour-sign-up-stones-and-finger-bones-by-jessica-minyard/). For more entries for the giveaway and if you want to see more reviews :) 

Stones and Finger Bones (The Black Towers, #1)
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Stones and Finger Bones by Jessica Minyard
(The Black Towers #1)
Publication date: February 10th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Aurelia Barone, Jewel of Starry Stone, harbors no illusions about the purpose of her life as heir to the throne. But after two failed betrothals, she starts to feel like nothing more than a pawn being moved aimlessly about a game board.
Until the night she loses everything.

Kidnapped by a wise-cracking mercenary with more than one identity, Aurelia embarks on a mission across land and sea to avenge her father’s death.

But an evil is rising from the ashes of memory. Insidious magic is stirring. The dregs of a once-powerful nation are thirsty for blood and revenge.

They seek to harness Aurelia. To tempt her. To manipulate her.

And if necessary, to destroy her.


My Review
This is a new series and a new author. And it was great! I loved that I got all point of views from multiple characters because you got to see so much! You see the bad guy, the good guy, the main lady, and even a few on the side :) This one I couldn't put down because I wanted to know so much more and I can't wait to see what is gunna go down after this. But let me tell you! I totally was devastated at the end. So if you are looking for the happy, not so in depth story, this one isn't for you. If you want action, amazing story telling, and some heart wrenching moments that will blow your mind, this one is yours!! 

Aurelia is the Princess. She was raised to be queen. Her dad, the king, is a strong man and has particular views. But he's murdered and leaves the kingdom in utter chaos with a stand in king who will ruin it. And in the mean time, Aurelia is taken from her room, and dragged, because she needs to learn exactly what's going on and surrounding her life. She's been told a lot of lies. She's got some spunk and I loved that.  I don't know if all of her decisions are the right ones, but they were hers to make, so we will have to see what the out come will be after all that has happened. And a lot of things have happened. Rycen takes her, then sweeps her off her feet, then puts her in some conspicuous positions. LOL I loved their banter! And their adventure, because things changed, and Aurelia grew up and grew into herself. Who she is supposed to be. 

Rycen is awesome. He has some gall. He's got some attitude too :) And he's got some crazy friends in weird places. And he's connections open Aurelia's eyes. Like with the widow who saves him. This situation is the first real eye opener to her, and how life is outside the castle. And because of people and things like this, Aurelia is going to have to put some serious lives on the line, hers included. I really want to talk about some of the side characters, but I seriously don't know how, without telling you significant things that will ruin at least something for you. Just know that there's some very cool characters along the way. Gian, Carra, Serry, the captain, Benigo is my ultimate favorite... That's all you get, names :) 

The story is so well done, and told so beautifully. I wasn't sure what to expect really, but I loved it. I think the world building is fantastic and the atmosphere keeps you captivated in the story. My only hope is that "ending" in the end of the book. Please don't let that be the end! LOL Or there better be some really great reason, because I do not think Romeo and Juliet is romantic, it's freaking tragic hahaha I really can't wait to read book two!! :) AMAZING!! 5 PAWS! 


Jessica wrote and illustrated her first story in the fourth grade. “The Dragon of Grindley Grun” was about an evil wizard, a princess, and a dragon who was actually a prince. She likes to think her writing has evolved since that very first story, even though she still writes about magic and evil wizards...sometimes.

She likes to sing loudly and dance on occasion without being particularly talented at either. Her interests include reading, writing, procrastinating, animal advocacy, musicals, accessories, memes, Harry Potter, and sweet tea.

Jessica lives in Kentucky with a spoiled pitbull.

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Daughter of Glass by Vicki Keire!

Daughter of Glass
Daughter of Glass, by Vicki Keire

Genre: young-adult, paranormal-romance, urban-fantasy

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Release­­: March 16, 2015

Cover Artist: Nur Sasongko

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Sasha Alexander has a powerful ability.

Either that, or she’s dangerously mad. She isn’t always sure which.

Her father shrouds her in isolation, convinced he’s protecting her from the same madness that took her mother. But the seven impossible guardians that only she can see insist she’s gifted. Her companions since her mother’s suicide a decade ago, they protect her from hurt, pain and fear.

They also keep her from feeling love.

Sasha doesn’t know how to react when Noah explodes through her defenses. This strange young man with the scarred hands suddenly makes her feel again. And she wants more. More of Noah, of his wakening touch. But the guardians don’t want to lose their decade-long hold, while her father despises Noah on sight.

Sasha risks exposing Noah to a world that would cheerfully see him dead.

But unless she can learn to control her own emotions, the biggest danger to them all may be Sasha herself.

My Review

What a unique story! We start out in the beginning with a girl who just seems... BLAH. She can't feel anything. Her mother committed suicide because of the ability they share. Sasha should have lost her mind. Felt something. But she can't. She has guardians. Who kind of creep me out by the way. They literally guard her emotions from herself. They keep her from feeling her own emotions because her emotions could end the world... Or at least end lives. 

I loved Sasha one she got those feelings. Noah was an accident to her. She all of a sudden has an overwhelming amount of feelings floating around in her, which she hadn't felt in YEARS! I mean his single finger touching her almost dropped her to her knees. And then, her guardians start becoming a threat to him. I loved how the author made you freak out right along with Sasha. I FELT her emotions when she did. It's a little mind blowing to think about how that must be, to live without feeling. 

The writing is well done, and I really liked this story line. It's not like many things I've read before. That alone kept me reading without stopping. I was so intrigued by how Sasha's powers worked, and what would really happen if she felt something. Anything. So with that, I enjoyed this story. 4.5 PAWS! 

About The Author:

Vicki Keire grew up in a 19th Century haunted house in the Deep South full of books, abandoned coal chutes, and plenty of places to get into trouble with her siblings. She spent the last decade teaching writing and literature at a large, football-obsessed university while slipping paranormal fiction in between the pages of her textbooks.

Published works include the bestselling Angel’s Edge series, which includes Gifts of the Blood, Darkness in the Blood, and Blood Redemption, The Chronicles of Nowhere series, and the stand-alone novel Daughter of Glass. She is included in the Dark Tomorrows anthology with J.L. Bryan and Amanda Hocking, and the Primetime anthology with J.R. Rain and Anita Exley.

When not reading and writing about all things paranormal, she enjoys other people’s cooking and keeps vampire hours. She’d rather burn the laundry than fold it, and believes that when an author wins the Newberry, he or she gets a secret lifetime pass to Neverland. She is fond of lost causes and loud music. She currently resides in Central Florida on a lake-front farm full of many furry friends. She loves hearing from readers and can be reached on most social media sites or through her blog (link: http://www.vickikeire.blogspot.com/), of which she is awfully fond.

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Curiosity Quills Press (CQ) is a small hybrid publishing company specializing in genre fiction of the highest quality. With 150+ titles in our catalog already and approximately 6 new books coming out each month, there’s never a dull moment at CQ. We work with major retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible to ensure that you, the reader, can find whatever you are looking for at your convenience.
Founded in 2011 by Eugene Teplitsky and Lisa Gus, CQ was initially a resource portal for writing and publishing, created in an effort to help writers, like themselves, survive the publishing industry. After rapid success, CQ morphed into publishing press that over time has solidified its share in the market. Now we spend our days searching for the next great escape!

Cover Reveal~ House of Royals by Keary Taylor!

Hi everyone! Thank you for stopping by to see the cover reveal for House of Royals by Keary Taylor, designed by Indie Cover Designs. I think it's absolutely gorgeous! 


House of Royals by Keary Taylor
Publication date: June 21st 2015
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult

Every town has its history and skeletons, but Silent Bend, Mississippi’s are darker than most. Ruled from the shadows by the House—the immortal Born and their aging, enslaved Bitten—everyone knows not to go out after dark and that the police will never look into crimes involving blood.
Alivia Ryan didn’t know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes.
Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they meet, and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives—Ian is a sworn enemy of the House.
In Silent Bend, people disappear, the threat of a demented King and the legend of his resurrecting Queen hang over everyone’s heads, and proving loyalty means far more than blood. You’d better watch who you trust in this town…


Keary Taylor grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now resides on a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two young children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that frequently keeps her up at night. She is the author of THE EDEN TRILOGY, the FALL OF ANGELS trilogy, and WHAT I DIDN'T SAY. To learn more about Keary and her writing process, please visit www.KearyTaylor.com.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Release Day~ Closer by Kaia Bennett w Giveaway!

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by: Kaia Bennett
Loose Ends #2
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Interracial, Romance
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After a whirlwind week of hot sex and growing affection, Nicole and Gabriel were forced to part ways and to return to real life. For a while they danced around each other, meeting up when they could, the distance between them rivaled only by their desire to be together again.
Now these lovers are no longer star-crossed. They’re in the same city at the same time and can finally indulge their insatiable passion. At least until Gabriel’s increasingly popular band goes on tour.

But the ticking clock of his budding music career isn’t the only obstacle to contend with. A blast from Gabriel’s wild past, a guy that kept Nicole warm in Gabriel’s absence, and fear of what the future holds all converge just as they’ve begun to realize this might be love…

Author's Note: This book contains strong language and sexual content with dark elements, some of which readers may find uncomfortable.
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Chapter 1

It was around three o'clock in the morning when Nicole heard her phone ring. She tried to block out the noise by throwing her pillow over her head, ignoring that niggling voice of common sense that said a phone call this late could be about something important.

A gruff masculine voice next to her said, "Nicole, get the... who the fuck could be calling... ?"

She heard a deep sigh, felt the bed shift and a warm body stretch across her back.
"Hello?" he grumbled. There was silence for a long moment, then a huff. "Yeah, hold on a minute. Nicole?" He shoved her shoulder twice. "Nicole, wake up. It's for you."

His next words brought her into full consciousness. "Some dude named Gabriel. Says it's important."

Nicole peeked out from underneath the pillow so fast Travis blinked in sleepy surprise from under his mussed black hair. She wiped a hand over her face, pushing her hair out of her eyes, and sat up on her elbows to take the phone. She was embarrassed by how anxious she must appear, which was reflected in the look Travis gave her as he handed her the receiver. What if something horrible had happened? Gabriel wasn't known for calling her in the middle of the night for something unimportant. That's what emails and texts were for.

"Gabe?” she blurted. “Is everything okay?"

"Hey, Nicole! I'm so sorry I'm calling this late!" he yelled. She immediately sat upright her, heart pounding in her chest. Gabriel's voice always had that effect on her.

"No, Gabriel, it's fine, but what's going on? Did something bad happen?"

"No, no! Nothing like that, sweetheart," he said in that deep, raspy voice, and the familiar term of endearment sent a rush of warmth over her skin. "It's all good news, but I couldn't wait to tell you till tomorrow."

About a year and a half had gone by since that incredible, sex-filled week when she visited her sister and he caught her masturbating on his bed. In that time she'd graduated college, moved from Austin, Texas to New York to be closer to her sister Jackie, and gotten a job. But when it came to him, nothing had changed. She was still the girl who found herself getting wet at just the sound of his raspy voice, the girl who had yet to find a man that measured up to him.

They'd managed to keep in touch, even after he moved out of her sister's place to start really pursuing a music career full time. He'd set his sights on traveling and touring, which he and his band Fool the World had really started to do just a few months before she finished her last year of college. When they could – when he and his band were playing a gig she could make, or when he was in town for a while – they would get together and see just how much their bodies were still in sync. But the reality was they were on two separate paths and a real relationship wasn't going to work. They'd never talked about it in too much depth, since technically they were never a real couple. But they both agreed it was the right decision to keep things from getting too heavy.

That didn't mean it hurt any less for her.

It had been months since they'd been in the same city, let alone gotten to spend time with each other. Moments like this were what she had to hold onto now instead of him.

There was commotion on the other line and she could hear him walking, the sound of wind whooshing through the phone. She started to say something but was distracted by the lamp on at the other side of the bed flooding the room with warm light. She turned around quickly to find Travis, who was truly nothing more than a friend with benefits, staring at her with those dark blue
eyes. He looked between her and the clock as if to say, Who the fuck is Gabriel? And why is he calling at three o'clock in the morning?

"Hold on a sec, Gabe, I gotta go in the other room." Nicole threw Travis an apologetic look, covered the phone with her hand and whispered, "He's a really good friend, I'm sorry, it won't take long, so you can go back to sleep."

The look on Travis' face made her think his mind must be channeling Biz Markie’s song “Just A Friend”. Well… Gabe was just a friend. A very, very good friend with exceptional benefits.

She made sure Travis couldn't see or hear her, then she sighed and rolled her eyes as she padded into the living room. He was sweet, fun to catch a movie or have a beer with. They had an understanding and she enjoyed spending time with him, but it never once occurred to her they could be anything but the occasional distraction to each other.

"Hey, sorry about that," she said stifling a yawn and rubbing at her eyes.

"Did I interrupt... you know, you and the guy that picked up the phone?" She heard him clear his throat on the other end. One of his few nervous ticks.

She nibbled at her lip and spared a glance over her shoulder, as if she expected to see Travis standing there watching her. The golden lamplight from her room was shining into the hallway, but that was the only indication he was still awake and possibly listening to her.

"Um... yeah, I mean, no. We were asleep but... it's okay. What's going on?"

She heard silence for a moment, and then, "I'm sorry I... sorry I woke you guys up. I wasn't even thinking straight. Typical, right? But I wanted to—"

There was the sound of loud voices cheering in the background that muffled out part of his statement and made him laugh. The sound sent an involuntary shiver through her body, as if she had recorded his laugh into the very marrow of her bones.

"Sounds like you had a great show. Are you celebrating or something?" she asked with a weary laugh. Rising into the foreground of all the commotion was the sound of Jonny Beckett’s voice, who was the lead singer, along with some girls that were giggling like giggles were going out of style.

"Yeah, we are," he said, the excitement in his voice returning full force. "A music exec for Phantom Records saw us play again tonight. He said he was feelin' our music and he wants to meet with us at the end of the week. Do you know what that means?!"

She couldn't speak, her brain was having trouble functioning. Phantom was an indie label a lot of their favorite bands were on. She used to lie against him in bed after he moved out of Jackie's, listening to the music of bands that Phantom execs had gone to see one night and plucked out of obscurity. Was he talking about a record contract, a chance to be one of those success stories?

"Are you saying...?"

"He wants to sign us, Nic! We meet him and the heads of the label this Thursday and if everything goes the way it’s supposed to with the contract—"

Even before she could speak her face was breaking into an exuberant smile. "Are you kidding me? Are you fucking kidding me!?”

"Nah, sweetheart! Fool the World is gonna have a fucking record deal!"

"Oh my God! Oh my God!!" she screamed into the phone, jumping up and down, squealing and listening to the sound of his laughter on the other end, completely oblivious to anything else in the world.

"Look, I know it's late and all, and I'm sorry, but I couldn't wait to tell you. Just couldn't wait." The soft edge in his voice, made her heartbeat stutter in her chest. "You were the first
person I thought of – well you and Jackie and Ian, but she would’ve kicked my ass if I called her this late," he quipped with a chuckle.

She wished she could wrap her arms around him and show him just how happy she was for him. She wished she could say something more eloquent than ‘Oh my God’. She wished she could hear his voice because his lips were by her ear, instead of through the receiver of a phone. She wished she could taste his mouth, his neck, his chest, lick and nibble her way down those twin tribal tattoos on his sides...

She hated going down that line of thought. It was bad enough she still fantasized about him, but to know it wasn't meant to be and she still felt as strongly as ever killed her. She wished she could just forget him sometimes, that Travis or someone else could be enough. But just when she started getting used to the idea that they weren't going to be together, he would call, he would come into town, or she would listen to one of his songs and think of him. She would find herself transported back to the times they'd hooked up, and then back to that one glorious week when she'd had him all to herself, a secret tucked away. But it didn't do any good to think about that kind of thing now. She forced herself to listen to him, to cheer him on as he talked about continuing to move on without her.

"I'm so ecstatic for you and the guys, Gabriel. You have no idea. I can't wait till you get it down in writing so I can start bragging about how I know a bunch of rock stars. I'm going to have to tell all my friends. They're gonna freak!"

He laughed, started to say something, and once again his words were blocked out by the background noise.

"Can't even fucking hear myself think!" he grumbled good-naturedly. "Listen, we're gonna be back in town in a couple days so we can get ready to meet with the label. If you're not busy we could meet up," he paused and again cleared his throat. "You can bring your boyfriend, unless you've got plans or some—"

"Oh, no, Travis isn't my boyfriend," she said quickly, wincing at the excitement in her voice and how she must have been loud enough for Travis to hear it. "We're just... we're just friends." She wasn't exactly sure how to explain why a male friend was lying in bed with her when he called, so she decided to hop right over that bit of awkwardness. "I'm not busy this week. I can see you whenever you get back and you can tell me everything."

"Cool," he said, and once again she found her body thrumming. It was rare that she got to see him, but when she did, she knew there was a good chance she would get to feel him inside of her again. "I'll give you a call, we'll go out and eat or something, really celebrate and catch up. Just the two of us."

"Okay," she managed to whisper, swallowing hard. She almost groaned at the prospect of spending an entire evening with him for the first time in months. "Congratulations, babe. I'm so, so proud of you."

He yelled his thanks over the ruckus around him, laughing. "I'll let you get some sleep. Night, Nicole."

She smiled softly. "Night, Gabriel."

She clicked the phone off, cradling it against the butterflies in her stomach and processing his voice, his great news, and the fact that in a few days she'd be able to show him just how happy she was for him. Then she heard a zipper and turned.

Travis was leaning against the doorjamb zipping up his jacket, then he reached down and grabbed his motorcycle helmet off the floor. She was going to ask him why he was leaving, if he was upset, but the look in his eyes made her not even bother. It was obvious he'd been listening to
her conversation. She didn't blame him for not wanting to play second fiddle, for not being able to spend the night.

He was still sweet. He gave her a kiss and told her to call him whenever. But when he left she couldn't help but feel a hollow sense of defeat. Travis was the kind of guy a girl was lucky to actually date, and here she was pining for a voice on the other end of the phone. A voice couldn't keep her warm at night. A voice on the phone couldn't hold her and make her feel safe and special, not in the way she wanted to feel.

But it wasn't just anyone's voice. It was Gabriel's. That voice carried the memories of nights when he had kept her warm, when he'd made her feel like the sexiest and most beautiful woman in the world. She couldn’t let go of that. Not even when holding on caused her to watch a good guy's back as he closed the door on what might have been.

Other Books in the Loose Ends Series...

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#1 Crush
by: Kaia Bennett
Loose Ends #1
Publication Date: December 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
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Synopsis: Nicole Langley’s #1 Crush has always been Gabriel Roberts, but settling for being a friendly acquaintance has had to be enough.
Gabriel has always seen Nicole as his good friend’s very pretty, but extremely off limits baby sister.

Then a hot summer day and an even hotter discovery pushes them over the lines of friendship, over the lines of unrequited desire, and into each other's arms.

Will they indulge and move on? Or will this crush turn into something more, something deeper? Something that leaves loose ends begging to be tied…
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About Kaia Bennett

Kaia Bennett

Kaia Bennett is a native of New Jersey, a college graduate and U.S. Army veteran who loves music, movies, astrology, tattoos, martial arts, animals and, of course, the written word. She heard the siren call of the writer as a teenage girl, but took her sweet time answering it until she had lived and loved enough to share her work with the masses.

She is an erotic author who loves to write stories with diversity, depth, realism and viscerally hot encounters that flirt shamelessly with the taboo. A lover of all genres and a voracious reader, she aims to write stories that are transformative for her characters and readers alike.

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Meet Celia Breslin~ author of Diamond Moon!

So I had some snaffoos, I think I have email gremlins, so I really wanted to share the awesome author interview today!! :) 

Diamond Moon (Black Hills Wolves, #12)
Diamond Moon
Black Hills Wolves
Book 12
Celia Breslin

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date of Publication:  March 27, 2015

ISBN: 978-1-61333-803-2

Number of pages: 85
Word Count: 29,737

Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

Book Description:

Human-wolf hybrid Darci Diamond spends every full moon locked in auntie’s basement in Southern Oregon. Her excruciating shifts terrify her, the last one causing her heart to stop beating. Seeking a cure, she journeys to Los Lobos.

Ross Luparell returns to the struggling Tao pack, using his millions made in the tech industry to build homes for pack families in need. He never imagined he would also find his one true mate. But when a hybrid with the biggest green eyes he’s ever seen lands on his doorstep in the middle of a wicked summer storm, there’s no denying it. She’s the one.

She wants a normal human life, free from pain-filled shifts. He won’t give up on her Wolf, and will do whatever it takes to help her accept her true nature. But can he convince her to trust him with her heart?

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            He reached out with his Wolf senses. The feedback froze his fingers on the doorknob. Female. Damn, she smelled good. Human. Wolf. Wait…both? The copper tang of blood hit his nose. And injured.

            He flung open the door. His abrupt move caught his visitor off guard, one small, white fist raised to knock. The woman startled and fell forward. Catching her, he pulled her inside, kicking the door shut with his foot.

            She sagged against him, a shivering bundle of wet woman. Underneath the dampness, her scent drop-kicked his gut. Apples and cinnamon. Roses and honey. His body perked up, taking extreme notice. He fought the growl of possession threatening to tear out of his throat. Holy hell, had his potential mate just walked into his home in the middle of a storm?

            The scent of her blood jump-started his brain into action. He lowered her gently to the floor. “Jesus. You okay?”

            His instincts urged him to check her for wounds, but he was a stranger and didn’t want to spook her. But goddamn, he wanted to touch her. Peel off her wet clothes. See all of her. With a jacket covering her torso, tight jeans hiding her legs, and her ball cap pulled low on her face, all he’d seen so far was her quivering pale chin, full red lips, and those delicate, trembling hands.

            “S-s-sorry, d-dripping all ov-v-ver your f-f-floor,” she said, teeth chattering. Her snow white fingers curled on the hardwood, arms trembling with her effort to keep herself upright. Blood streaked the wood. A line of liquid crimson slid down her jaw and dripped from her chin onto her jacket.

            To hell with propriety. “You’re injured. Let me help you.” He pulled off her cap and damn near swallowed his tongue.

            Big green eyes blinked up at him from a face so pale it made him think of moonlight. Drenched, short black hair lay plastered to her head, the ends framing features reminiscent of the fairies his sister loved to draw for the hidden-object games she designed. Ethereal beauty. My beauty. He stroked a knuckle down her cheek then ran his thumb over her soft, full lower lip.

            She flinched and batted his hand away, falling to her side in the process.

            Ross snapped back to reality with a healthy hit of guilt. “Shit. Sorry.”

            His gaze shot to her forehead where a two-inch cut sent blood trailing over her prominent cheekbone with its silky-smooth skin he’d so enjoyed caressing—

            Shit. He gave himself a mental ass kicking for scaring her. “I’m Ross. You’re safe here. Promise.”
My Review
I haven't read the other books of this series by this author, but I really liked this one I have read a book from this series written by a different author. :) That's kind of cool if you ask me. Different authors writing in the same series! So, when I signed up for the release day for the next book and figured I should read this one too :) So, let's talk about fun wolfy things LOL. Plus I just like werewolves, and this is a sweet, short, fun little adventure! 

Darci Diamond is a half breed. She has lived as a human, who hates and fights her wolf side. Her parents died when she was young, and her aunt raised her. Her aunt being human didn't know things about the werewolf part, so she did the best she could. But now, this last shift almost, well kinda did, kill Darci, so she's searching for help. From some unknown, unlikely sources, names her father left in a not to extensive letter. Poor kid. She didn't understand the wolf side, or how other werewolves live or act with each other. She also didn't know who her father was to this pack. So when she stumbles blindly, and a little naively, into unknown and unwanted territory, she's in for a rough ride. But at least Ross is a hawt piece LOL. I felt bad for Darci, though she over reacts a lot, she doesn't understand, so she is forgiven for her crazy. LOL I liked her though. She's had it pretty rough and I think she's overcome a lot with just a little. 

Ross is some kinda sexy. He's the perfect guy for me. Werewolf, loaded, but giving away his money, sweet, kind, funny, walking sex piece. LOL See, perfect. He's even extra nice to some crazy girl covered in mud who shows up at his door. And then he smells her. She's his mate. But now he not only has to to teach her everything but explain things to her. I loved him. And I loved that he was willing to do ANYTHING for her. And he can cook! YUM! 

The "bad guys" aren't really bad guys. First off, Darci is her own worst enemy, so she's fighting herself. It takes a good while for her to figure that out. Second, the bad guys actually have to over come a little prejudice so they aren't really bad, though they had me scared for a bit. Sometimes the past isn't always the best place to live in or rely on for info. :) Overall, the plot kept me interested and this is a short story, so it's a quick read! I can't wait to get more from this series! 5 WOLFY PAWS! 

Author Interview

First, tell me a little about your book :)….
Hi Maghon! Thanks for having me over for a chat. Diamond Moon is my first werewolf shifter story and one of three planned for Decadent Pub’s Black Hills Wolves multi-author series. The story stars Ross, a Dominant Wolf, and his love-interest Darci, a human-wolf hybrid. Darci journeys to Los Lobos, South Dakota, home of the Tao pack, seeking help with her life-threatening shifts. She lands on Ross’s doorstep, romantic sparks fly, and… read the story to find out what happens next... J

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated or did you always just know?
It started with my Irish grandmother and her stories of the Fae, including one tale of her personal encounter with a Banshee in her root cellar. Imagination fueled, I wrote a lot of fairytales as a kid.

What inspired you to write your first book and what was it?
My first ever is probably collecting dust bunnies somewhere in my childhood home. My first published book is an urban fantasy called Haven, book 1 in my Tranquilli Bloodline vampire series. It was inspired by my love of vampires, of course!  

How do you choose when/which characters die in your books?
My stories are character driven, so they usually dictate terms to my Muse, LOL.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I had the pleasure of editing (my other work hat) for a new author named Carmen Fox. Her debut urban fantasy, Divide and Conquer, is out now.  It’s everything you want from urban fantasy – great world building, oodles of action, and intriguing and fun characters.

Who do you look up to as a writer?
Laura Kaye. The woman is a prolific genius. J

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book?

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I wish there were more hours in a day so I could write, write, and write some more!

What book are you reading now? Or what genre?
Just finished Laura Kaye’s contemporary romantic suspense Hard to Come By, the third book in her Hard Ink series. Next up, back to paranormal romance for some J. R. Ward and Kresley Cole.

Who designed the cover? And do you help with them?
Fiona Jayde designed Diamond Moon’s cover. Isn’t it fantastic?  My first “Man Candy” cover, LOL. Part of the design process includes filling out a cover sheet (character descriptions, book info, etc.).

If you could be one of your characters, who would you chose?
Oh, fun question! And hard, too. So many fun characters.  Can I be them all?  Ha. Yes, I pick “D”, all of the above! J

Are there any books you think some of us should read, just because?
Here are some of my favorite paranormal series (in addition to BHW, of course!):
* Amber Belldene: Blood Vine
* Kresley Cole: Immortals After Dark
* Larissa Ione: Demonica/Lords of Deliverance
* J. R. Ward: Black Dagger Brotherhood

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for reading! :) 

About the Author:
Celia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. Her award-winning vampire series - The Tranquilli Bloodline - is available from Champagne Books.  Diamond Moon is her first werewolf story for Decadent Publishing’s Black Hills Wolves shifter line.

When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.

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