GENIE DADDY by Allysa Hart

Fantastical Daddy Dom Series (Book 1)
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About the Book

I lost everything, was shipped off to live with an aunt I barely knew, and was put to work cleaning her dilapidated antique shop.
And then, I met Callum.
Or should I say I released him?
I was a socialite with a strong sense of entitlement and a lot of anger.
He was a Dominant genie with a hard body and an even harder hand.
It could never work.
Could it?

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“Who do you think you are, mother fucker? Seriously. Are you here to grant me wishes, or are you here to pass judgment about people you don’t even know?”

“I pass no judgment except the one I have already apologized for. I cannot control that my inquiries create frustration within.” His logical answers made it.

“Why does all this matter to you, anyway? It’s not like we are friends. ’You’re only here to give me stuff. So cut the questioning shit.”

“Your language when you are upset leaves much to be desired.” His glare gave me butterflies.

“My language is not your concern so, go fuck yourself.” His expression darkened, and I took a step away from him.

“You may assume, now, however, I warn you, the moment I am given the opportunity, you will find yourself being disciplined for your speech, among other things. Of this, I am certain.”

My mouth fell open in shock. “Discipline? Are you serious?” I couldn’t stop the nervous laughter from overflowing. “Y-you? Who do you think you are? I mean really! Discipline? Me? Not a chance in hell, buddy. My own father doesn’t even discipline me.”

“That explains more than any of the other nonsense you have spouted. Your father has done you a terrible injustice.”

“Don’t you dare speak of him!” I screamed, stomping my foot for good measure.

“You are the one who brought him into our conversation. I am permitted to comment. ’Fathers are commissioned to provide their children with loving discipline and guidance.”

“Let me stop you right there. My father is not loving and never has been, so you can take your beliefs and shove them up your…umm,” I paused as I took in the cloud encircling his waist and halted. I didn’t have a comeback. “Ugh, whatever, never mind.”

“Children require love from their daddies to grow and flourish, to thrive. I hold deep sorrow in my heart for the little girl inside you,”

The word “daddy” struck a chord, and I almost choked when I tried to swallow the lump forming in my throat. My eyes burned, but I refused to allow tears to spill. Averting my eyes, I admitted something I had never told anyone else.

“I was never allowed to call him that.” Callum closed the gap between us and lifted my chin. I wanted to fight, but I was frozen to the spot.

“Your behavior reflects your mistreatment. On behalf of all of mankind, I apologize for the way you have been treated. You hold deep hurt in your heart. It will destroy you one day if you do not learn to release it.”

I took a step back. He already got too close, freeing emotions I didn’t have time to deal with. He was supposed to be granting me wishes, not psychoanalyzing me. Time to call it a night before I unleashed the waterworks for real.

“Yeah, well, thanks, I guess. I’m fine. I just learned to be tough and not care. It’s not a big deal. I should go upstairs and see if dinner is ready. I’m hungry.”

Callum shook his head and floated backward. “You, little girl, need a daddy.” And then, poof, he disappeared.

About the Author

I am a full-time mom to two sassy, strong-willed, loveable little girls. What can I say? They take after their Mama. I’m on the wrong side of 30, and I have been married to my best friend for over ten years and I couldn’t imagine doing life with anyone else by my side. We are Southern California transplants, currently residing in a very rural part of the east coast. I have two crazy dogs that I adore, even though they drive me out of my ever-loving mind most days.

Writing and graphic design consume all of my spare time and I could not be happier. This journey I am on is a crazy one, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

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Book 2 in the Fantastical Daddy Dom Series Coming Fall 2018

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It’s been my pleasure welcoming Allysa and her new book to Notes From a Romantic’s Heart. Please come back again next week for more authors, books, and even some giveaways!

Nancy

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TAKEN BY THE BEAST by Anya Summers

GENRE:  Erotic Paranormal Romance
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About the Book

Gemma’s life was nearly perfect. She’s just graduated from college and is heading off to graduate school in the fall. She and her best friends are taking a trip she’s always dreamed about. Only, nothing goes as planned. After being chased on the streets of Dublin by a freaking monster, they get sucked into a portal and wind up on another world. As in, not Earth. Now she can’t find her friends, but there is this really hot, naked guy who calls himself a king and is offering her aid.

There’s only one teensy little problem: He says she’s his mate and is planning on keeping her—forever. Oh, and there’s one more thing: He’s a beast most of the time. And Gemma has to decide if she’s willing to give up everything for the one man she’s meant to be with in the universe.

Read an Excerpt

Moira’s scream joined Anna’s. It wasn’t a hallucination. It was a fucking monster, its wingspan wider than the street as it hovered above their heads. Great charcoal leathery wings flapped, generating enough wind to power a turbine. Its body was large, at least seven feet tall, its chest wider than a doorframe and completely bare. Its arms were muscular and thickly formed; she could imagine the thing benching tractor trailers as if they were toy cars. Its legs were hewn like tree trunks and covered by some sort of black material. But it was its hands that drew her attention. They were huge and tipped with claws. Its face appeared hard as granite, with two black horns curling at its temples. The thing’s eyes flashed with an inhuman silver.

It wasn’t human.

Well, duh? Score one point for the scientist.

It took every ounce of self-preservation inside Gemma not to upchuck. The Guinness still swimming in her veins, which had been warming her from the inside out, turned to frost. She shook. Fear unlike anything she had ever known settled over her. What the fuck was this thing? Why was it hovering over their heads?

“Run,” Gemma cried. She grabbed Moira’s and Anna’s hands when they didn’t move, too frightened by what they saw. Not that she blamed them. Gemma was terrified. Wanted to pee in her pants, she was so scared. But her survival instinct kicked into overdrive.

Perhaps it was the fact that Gemma had always been on her own. As an orphan, she’d had to rely on herself for the first half of her life. If Anna’s parents hadn’t fostered her and brought her into their home her freshman year of high school, she wouldn’t have known what a real family was supposed to be like.

She gripped her friends’ hands, tugging them with her. Their cries shuddered on weak gasps as they followed. Gemma took the right turn Anna had suggested moments before, hoping it would lead them in the direction of their hotel and safety.

Panic gripped her. The street they’d taken, that she had dragged her best friends down, wasn’t an escape. It was a trap.

About the Author

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

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A Giveaway

Anya will be giving away a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter.

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Monday, September 17

  1. Iron Canuck
  2. Jazzy Book Reviews
  3. Romance Novel Giveaways
  4. Readeropolis
  5. Books,Dreams,Life
  6. tory richards

Tuesday, September 18

  1. Fabulous and Brunette
  2. T’s stuff
  3. B-Gina Review
  4. Independent Authors
  5. The Tired Buyer
  6. Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
  7. Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race

Wednesday, September 19

  1. Christine Young
  2. That Book Club
  3. Edgar’s Books
  4. Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
  5. Deal Sharing Aunt
  6. Emily Carrington

Thursday, September 20

  1. A Hippie’s Bookshelf
  2. Linda Nightingale … Musings
  3. Dena Garson-Real… Hot… Romance
  4. Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
  5. It’s Raining Books
  6. The Avid Reader

Friday, September 21

  1. Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
  2. Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews
  3. Long and Short Reviews
  4. Bookstanista
  5. Musings From An Addicted Reader
  6. Our Families Adventure

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It’s been my pleasure to welcome Anya Summers back for her fifth visit to Notes From a Romantic’s Heart. She’s closing in on the record!

Please come back again next week for more authors, books, and giveaways. Wishing you all a great weekend filled with lots of good books!

Nancy

 

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CRIMSON by Tamela Miles

GENRE: Paranormal Romance
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About the Book

Delilah McDade has born the brunt of responsibility of her younger brother, Declan’s wild lifestyle for years, until the night she learns it’s come back to bite both of them in the form of vampire Ash Lockler. Delilah has a prim exterior but she dreams of hot vampires and other nocturnal creatures to give her a break from her life that, while satisfying, is lonely. Ash is tempting but she knows that she could never be a part of his life lived in the shadows.

Ash Lockler lives his undead life as part of the seedy underworld with a stone cold heart. That doesn’t stop him from helping damsel-in-distress, Delilah, but he’s intent on keeping things all business and ending their association as soon as possible. The problem is that he can’t seem to get his body – and heart – to agree with his reasoning when he and Delilah are thrown together in a deadly situation that may get her killed and cost him his freedom.

Read an Excerpt

The Queen barked an order. The door opened slowly to reveal two heavily armed guards, both vamps. Galina crossed the large, plush room and seated herself behind a large desk. The two guards took their positions on each side of the door they closed.

“Welcome back to my home, Ash,” Galina said smoothly, not a trace of her Russian origins evident in her voice. Ash nodded as he kept his face carefully blank.

“Queen Galina, what do you need me to do?” Ash got right down to business, having no time for meaningless pleasantries. He knew the vampire queen expected nothing different from him. He was an enforcer, nothing more to many on the outside, though the situation was vastly more complicated than that. Concealed with civilized conversation, the two vamps were quietly and privately involved in a power struggle.

My Review

Although I am a fan of vampire romance, I’m usually looking for a more assertive heroine than I found in Delilah. However, in the context of the storyline, her sense of loyalty to her family (specifically her brother) and her inner desire to be more than a prim young lady, made up for the lack of assertion.

Ash, our vampire bad boy, is the typical alpha male. I did enjoy watching his cool exterior soften because of Delilah.

My only issue with the book was the lack of anything substantial from the supporting characters. While I don’t like it when a supporting character takes over the book, I also want to see some contribution to the story and I just didn’t get that here.

If you like your vampire romance on the steamy side with a nice kick of redemption you will enjoy this book.

About the Author

Tamela Miles is a California State University San Bernardino School Psychologist graduate student with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and a former flight attendant. She grew up in Altadena, California in that tumultuous time known as the 1980s. She now resides with her family in the Inland Empire, CA. She’s a horror/paranormal romance writer mainly because it feels so good having her characters do bad things and, later, pondering what makes them so bad and why they can never seem to change their wicked ways.

“Crimson”, a suspenseful and sexy paranormal romance long novella, is the result of a few years of daydreaming and hard work! Longtime fans are rejoicing at the love story of Ash and Delilah, who were first introduced in Ms. Miles’ horror/paranormal anthology, “Rock, Paper, Scissors”.

“Cushion”, a spooky and steamy paranormal romance long novella, is her latest release from The Wild Rose Press and has been warmly received!

She is the author of the popular paranormal romance thrillers, the Hell On Heels series from the Wild Rose Press.  For those who are already fans of the series (yippee!), please feel free to check out the author’s soundtrack playlist for “Hell on Wheels” on YouTube. Also, please check out the author’s soundtrack playlist for “Cushion”.

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A Giveaway

Tamela Miles will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

September 13: Emily Carrington

September 20: Sharing Links and Wisdom

September 20: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart

September 27: Harlie’s Books

September 27: Iron Canuck

October 4: The Tired Buyer

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Tamela for this stop on her tour. Please come back again tomorrow for another author, book, and giveaway.

Nancy

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ROGUE DRAGON RISING by TJ Shaw

GENRE: Fantasy Romance
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The e-book is on sale for 99¢ during the tour only!

About the Book

Twenty-three year old, Amari Hawke, is thrust into the world of two-soul shifters when she is injured and kidnapped by trackers outside the veil, beyond the safety of her homeland. Unable to remember her past, she trusts no one and relies on instinct to survive. As her awakening approaches, the first time she will transition into her animal, she must evade rogue shifters trying to capture her.

Now free from the King’s Army, powerful dragon lord, Jaxon Blackthorn, seeks a peaceful life. Intent on building his lands into a viable plantation, away from war and bloodshed, he is reluctantly pulled back into the fight when he defends the mysterious shifter with no past against an unseen enemy.

As evil threatens to destroy the entire realm, can the battle-hardened warrior and coming-of-age noblewoman accept their differences to forge an alliance that will ultimately unite the shifter nations?

Read an Excerpt

Giving his curious dragon some freedom, Jaxon stepped close and breathed in Amari’s scent. Cinnamon spice drifted through his nostrils and settled in his brain. She didn’t smell like an herbivore.

Interesting.

“Are you toying with this dragon?” he murmured in her ear.

She did not like him so near, her self-preservation instinct urging her to move away. Although pressed against a wagon wheel, she could have sidestepped out of his reach. But instead, she squared her shoulders and held her ground. Her entire body quaked, yet she stood before him with her chin thrust forward in defiance. Not normal behavior for a sheep.

Kip snickered at his back. “You’re losing your teeth, Jax.”

“Especially when a sheep challenges the great Jaxon Blackthorn, instead of cowering at his feet,” Crispin added.

Jaxon leaned closer, his mouth a hairsbreadth from the delicious curve of her neck. “Is that what you are? A sheep?”

About the Author

TJ Shaw is a multi award-winning author who writes from her heart by incorporating her dreams and experiences to create strong, passionate characters who must overcome personal flaws to survive against the challenges of traversing through magical realms, undiscovered planets, and apocalyptic catastrophes.

TJ is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers.

TJ’s Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads

A Giveaway

TJ Shaw will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

September 17:
1: Christine Young
2: Edgar’s Books
3: Bookaholic
4: Fabulous and Brunette
5: Declarations of a Fangirl
6: Viviana MacKade
7: Long and Short Reviews
8: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
9: B-Gina Review

September 18:
1: Sharing Links and Wisdom
2: Romance Novel Giveaways
3: Two Ends of the Pen
4: Dena Garson-Real… Hot… Romance
5: Jazzy Book Reviews
6: Wake Up Your Wild Side
7: Regan Black

September 19:
1: Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews
2: Iron Canuck
3: Nana Prah’s Blog
4: Readeropolis
5: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
6: Books to Light Your Fire
7: Welcome to My World of Dreams
8: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race

September 20:
1: Kit ‘N Kabookle
2: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
3: In A Dream Beyond
4: Southern Delights
5: Mixed Book Bag
6: Independent Authors

September 21:
1: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
2: Let me tell you a story
3: T’s Stuff
4: Author Deborah A Bailey
5: It’s Raining Books
6: Straight From the Library
7: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
8: BooksChatter
9: The Tired Buyer

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It’s been my pleasure hosting TJ for this stop on her tour. Please come back again tomorrow and Friday for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

Posted in Fantasy, Historical Romance, Paranormal/Fantasy, Shifter | 4 Comments

PRISCILLA by Charlene Raddon

GENRE:  Historical Romance (Western)
SERIES:  The Widows of Wildcat Ridge (Book 1)
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About the Book

After losing her father and husband in a mine disaster, Priscilla Heartsel faces poverty and eviction from her home by a heartless mine owner. Tricked into a bank robbery gone wrong, Braxton Gamble finds himself shot and unconscious in Priscilla’s bed. Can they survive long enough to find a love more precious than gold?

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After the disaster, the women had acquired a school bell which they mounted on a pole in the center of town by the jail, with a long rope hanging down so anyone could ring out a warning if trouble showed up, like outlaws or Indians. But the bell was too far away, and her problem less serious than outlaws or Utes.

Or was it? She had no idea who might be in her room. The erratic footprints indicated the intruder was ill or injured. How dangerous could an injured man be?

A dash to her father’s room armed her with his army revolver from his desk. Her husband had taught her to shoot. If the intruder intended to ravage her, he would be disappointed. She’d shoot him before she’d allow that.

A cautious peek inside her room showed nothing, only half the space being visible from where she stood. Taking a deep breath, she slipped around the corner, gun held ready.

A strange man lay on her bed, face-down, asleep or unconscious. His boots, coat and shirt lay crumpled on the floor. A gun-belt encircled his hips, the gun beside his hand. Congealed blood pooled beneath him staining her coverlet. He appeared dead.

A scream rose to her throat. She swallowed it. One did not scream indoors.

She picked up his Walker-Colt six-shooter and deposited it in a drawer of the bedside table and slipped her father’s gun into her skirt pocket.

Standing back from the bed, she prodded him with a cold poker from the small stove in her room. “Mister? Can you hear me?”

He didn’t stir.

“Mister?” She stepped closer and poked him again, terrified he would jump up and grab her.

Nothing. Lord have mercy, she had a dead man in her bed!

She returned the poker to its place by the stove. A blanket. Or a sheet. She needed something to cover him with. A summer blanket from the trunk at the foot of her bed would suffice. As she laid it over him, he moaned.

He was alive!

Unconscious, but alive.

About the Author

Charlene Raddon’s first serious attempt at writing fiction came in 1980 when a vivid dream drove her to drag out a typewriter and begin writing. Because of her love of romance novels and the Wild West, her primary genre is historical romance. Kensington Books originally published five of her novels. These were later released as eBooks by Tirgearr Publishing. Currently, Charlene is an Indie author. She also designs book covers, specializing in western historical.

Charlene’s Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

A Giveaway

Charlene will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

Monday, September 17
1:  Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
2: Locks, Hooks and Books REVIEW
3: Dena Garson-Real… Hot… Romance
4: Wake Up Your Wild Side
5: It’s Raining Books
6: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
7: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
8: Hearts and Scribbles
9: Independent Authors
10: Rainy Day Reviews

Tuesday, September 18
1: Christine Young
2: Fabulous and Brunette
3: Edgar’s Books
4: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
5: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
6: Long and Short Reviews
7: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
8: Mixed Book Bag
9: Let me tell you a story
10: Emily Carrington

Wednesday, September 19
1: Bookaholic
2: A Hippie’s Bookshelf
3: Straight From the Library
4: Bookish Reviews
5: Author C.A.Milson
6: The Tired Buyer
7: bookish bibliophile review
8: Buried Under Romance
9: That Book Club

Thursday, September 20
1: Romance Novel Giveaways
2: Welcome to My World of Dreams
3: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race
4: BooksChatter
5: Harlie’s Books review
6: Romance Novel Giveaways
7: T’s Stuff

Friday, September 21
1: fundinmental
2: Sharing Links and Wisdom
3: Kimmi Love
4: Viviana MacKade
5: Iron Canuck review
6: Jazzy Book Reviews
7: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race
8: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Charlene for her first visit to Notes From a Romantic’s Heart.

Please come back again all this week for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

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ONCE UPON A LADY by Addie Jo Ryleigh

GENRE:   Romance; Fantasy/paranormal
SERIES:  The Soul Mate Tree (Individual Authors) – Book 8
AmazonAvailable with Kindle Unlimited

About the Book

Respectable Lady Katherine Baxton, striving to meet the requirements of her station, has become the ultimate dutiful daughter. And now, the Duke of Blackthorn’s betrothed. Far from a love match, Kate is nevertheless determined to do as expected and marry.

That all changes the night she panics at her impending future and runs, stumbling upon a private grove, a mysterious tree . . . and a half-naked man.

The youngest son of a viscount widely thought to have purchased his title, Jackson Cooper demonstrates his disdain for the aristocracy by affording himself every luxury available—drinking, wenching, and gambling—while eschewing anything representing the ton. Jackson has little care for his reputation and no desire to marry. His escape from London is all but complete.

Until fate—in the form of a beautiful, mysterious lady—interrupts his plans, enticing him with the very thing he never wanted.

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“What is your name?” As much as he longed to forever think of her as his private wood sprite, he needed more.

Her voice held a touch of hesitation. “Kate.”

He wrapped her name around his mind and held it tight, all the while knowing, illogical or not, she would always be his seductive nymph.

“This is unwise.” His base desire cursed him for injecting prudence into the moment . . . and in opposition, his common sense decried his lack of better judgement for having her in his arms.

He ignored both.

Kate remained silent as he lifted his hand and traced his gloveless finger over her cheek, mesmerized by the smooth silk of her skin.

As much as he wanted to pull away, flee before it became too late, he was lost.

He curved his hand around the back of her neck, urging her closer. Their eyes remained locked as he lowered his head, drawn to the inviting promise of her lips. Instinctively, Jackson knew the moment he acted on the sweet provocation, everything would change. I don’t give a damn.

He needed to possess her.

My Review

Seductive romance with a side of magic … what’s not to love?

Once Upon a Lady by author Addie Jo Ryleigh is a wonderfully written Regency romance. The characters, both main and supporting, are well crafted. I loved the heroine, Kate, right from the beginning. The hero, Jackson, had to earn my respect and he did so fairly quickly.

The romance was appropriately steamy for the time period and the situations leading up the HEA were well done. The storyline is not new to Regency romance … two strong characters fighting the idea of love and marriage. Yet, the author does a great job giving us a fresh voice for a tried and true theme.

Each of the books in the series are standalone stories with the link between being the magical Soul Mate tree. This begs the question: Is the author free to give us another well-written romance outside the initial series with the absolutely mesmerizing Blackthorn as the hero? Please say yes.

About the Author

Addie Jo Ryleigh writes historical regency romances that feature rakish heroes and strong feisty heroines.

Addie Jo has lived in the same cold-winter-hot-summer area of Minnesota her entire life. Sharing in the raising of her three extremely rambunctious boys is her very understanding husband who endured being dubbed “The Duke” by his co-workers. Keeping Addie Jo company while she writes (besides her wonderfully loud children) is her yorkipoo, Bella, who is never far from Addie Jo’s side. And recently the newest addition to their family, a black lab puppy named Max.

Addie Jo has always had a love and passion for romance books and became engrossed in historical romance (particularly Regency) soon after graduating from Lurlene McDaniel’s young adult books. Currently, Addie Jo reads any genre that has a great emotional story that keeps her reading into the early hours of the morning.

Addie Jo has a bachelor degree in accounting and is a financial coordinator when not playing chauffeur for her hockey-playing boys, cuddled up with a good book, or writing her next story.

Addie Jo’s Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Goodreads

A Giveaway

Addie Jo Ryleigh will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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September 3: Kit ‘N Kabookle

September 3: Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
September 3: Bookaholic

September 10: The Reading Addict
September 10: Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews
September 10: Am Kinda Busy Reading

September 17: Locks, Hooks and Books
September 17: Sharing Links and Wisdom
September 17: Andi’s Book Reviews
September 17: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart

September 24: Fabulous and Brunette

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It has been my pleasure hosting Addie Jo and yet another book in this wonderful series.

Please come back to visit every day this week for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

 

Posted in Fantasy, Historical Romance, Paranormal/Fantasy, Part of a Series, Regency Romance | 5 Comments

POWERFUL DESTINY by Tricia McGill

GENRE:   Historical Romance/Fantasy (reincarnation)
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About the Book

Can love span time?

It is 850 AD and Norse warrior Rolf lands on the shores of East Anglia determined to take revenge on a Celtic clan. Following a fierce battle, where the Celts are savagely killed, Rolf comes face to face with the daughter of the slain Celtic leader. So stunned by the beauty, along with the courage of Brigid, he is convinced that his Three Fates of Destiny brought them together. Resolved to make this woman his own, he spares the lives of the captured Celtic women and children and takes them back to his homeland across the ocean.

Strangely drawn to the Norseman who is so sure they are destined to be together, Brigid must fight against succumbing to the wishes of the man who killed her father. Nevertheless, to save her fellow Celtic captives from slavery or worse, Brigid must keep a bargain with the Norse leader—a bargain that will see her tied to him forever.

In present day Cornwall, naturally shy Rolf shares his secluded lighthouse with his wolfhound. An artist, he delights in the rugged scenery and ever-changing weather. While in the nearest bookshop one day, he meets a newcomer to town. Brigid’s unusual personality strikes a chord with him. Not only are both convinced they have met before, but their fascination for Viking and Celtic history forges an unusual bond between them. Outspoken and forthright, Brigid sets out to break down the barrier of reserve and caution Rolf has erected over the years. Is it simply whimsy or can lovers across centuries be reunited?

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She made a small sound of derision before muttering, “You have already harmed us by taking away my father and our brothers and kin.” The forlorn note in her voice made him want to console her.

But even if he wanted to, Rolf knew that he must not show this woman tenderness in front of his fighting men. “We are men; it is our way to fight. Your men knew this fact also and fought valiantly. And be warned, my men will take what is rightfully theirs if you do not order your women to come out now. I am sure none wish to die, and you will find that Norsemen are not wicked.” Some were, but he was not about to admit to that. The other Celtic women must take what was their fate and make the best of it.

My Review

Vikings are a personal favorite of mine, so I was eager to read author Tricia McGill’s take on the time period. I was not disappointed. Her knowledge of the history is wonderful, as are her descriptions of both the good and the bad that came with the era.

The scenes set in Celtic/Norse history were well done, as was the notion of Brigid’s sacrifice to save her fellow townspeople. The fact that she was drawn to someone so dis-similar from herself was not a surprise, as it’s a genre staple for the historical romance. However, well-written as it was, even the familiar was enjoyable.

I especially enjoyed the contemporary setting and the idea of two reincarnated lovers finding each other for a second time … true soulmates.

If you enjoy historical romance with an added bit of fantasy (or, reality if you’re a believer), then you will surely enjoy the latest book by this talented author.

About the Author

Award winning author Tricia McGill was born in London, England, and moved to Australia many years ago, settling near Melbourne. The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone. Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she became a writer? The local library was a treasure trove and magical world of discovery through her childhood and growing years. Although her published works cross sub-genres, romance is always at their heart.

Tricia’s love of animals has always shown up in her books. Tricia devotes as much time and money as she can spare to supporting worldwide conservation groups and is passionate about supporting those who do all they can to preserve our wildlife for future generations, especially elephants and orangutans who seem to be getting the raw end of the deal even in this enlightened age. She also volunteers for a local community group that helps disabled adults and children to connect to the internet with provided computer equipment. When people ask what she does in her spare time she is heard to ask, “Spare time, what is that?”

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A Giveaway

Tricia McGill will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

August 30: Let me tell you a story
September 6: The Tired Buyer
September 13: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
September 13: Iron Canuck
September 13: Emily Carrington
September 20: Kimmi Love
September 20: Fabulous and Brunette

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It’s been my pleasure having Tricia McGill back for her third visit to Notes From a Romantic’s Heart.

Please come back again all next week for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, Historical Romance | 3 Comments

HIS GIRL by Megan Slayer

GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romance (BDSM)
Amazon | Evernight Publishing | Additional Purchase Links

About the Book

Mary Allen’s never been a guy magnet. Most men are put off by her confidence in the workplace. Not Sebastian. He kindles a passion she thought was long dead. After one scene, she’s ready to jump back into the lifestyle. But can a workplace romance really work?

Sebastian Paul came back to the Underground after time away to figure out what he wanted from his life. He can’t escape the desire or the need for the scene, but he hasn’t found his perfect sub—until he spots Mary. He never expected to see her at the club. She works with him, and although she oozes confidence, he notes her desire to submit. He wants Mary as his girl. No question. But will she want him in return?

When passion ignites, love will find a way.

Read an Excerpt

“If by it, you mean the fumbling, confusing start of something with Seb, then yes. Don’t sell yourself short. Give him a chance, too. He’s not like the other guys,” Andi said.

“You sound like a motivational poster.”

“Sorry.” Andi giggled. “Just trying to help.” “You are.” She sighed. “I need to go. I’m working a six-to-two tomorrow and need to get some sleep.” She’d never be able to settle down, but still.

“Blech. That’s too early.” Andi stood. She left the room with Mary. “Good luck.”

“Thanks.” She hugged Andi. “I know you’re not a morning person, but you’re awesome. I’m going to lean on you.”

“I expect it.” Andi waved. “See you.”

Mary waved and left. She headed to her car. Her brain buzzed from her session with Sebastian and the pep talk from Andi. She liked being on display, and Sebastian knew how to make her feel alive while giving her release. Many other Doms had given her orgasms and played to her needs, but they hadn’t scratched the exact itch within her.

She drove home and sang along with the radio. Once at her apartment, she unpacked her bag, downed a glass of water, then brushed her teeth. She noticed her reflection in the mirror. She gasped. Damn. Her hair was a mess and her makeup smudged. She hadn’t checked her look before she played with Sebastian. He probably thought she didn’t care about her appearance.

Oh well. She didn’t have time to think about her ridiculous hair and makeup. She’d probably mussed herself during her shower. That had to be the case.

She finished brushing her teeth, then washed her face before falling into bed. She needed sleep or she’d be crap at work.

Mary prided herself at being at the top of her game at the air traffic control center. Lives depended on her doing her job. To do the best she could, she needed to settle down.

Within a few minutes and white noise playing in the background, she managed to fall asleep. For the first time in a long while, she didn’t dream and managed to relax.

About the Author

Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and BDSM themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been the runner up in the Kink Category at Love Romances Café as well as nominated at the LRC for best author, best contemporary, best ménage and best anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.

When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice.

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A Giveaway

Megan will be awarding a prize pack featuring a necklace made by the author to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

Note: This is a one-day, multi-site tour.

1: Romance Novel Giveaways
2: Long and Short Reviews
3: Kimmi Love
4: Jazzy Book Reviews
5: Independent Authors
6: A Hippie’s Bookshelf
7: Author Deborah A Bailey
8: Blog of Author Jacey Holbrand
9: Bookstanista
10: Dena Garson-Real… Hot… Romance
11: Iron Canuck
12: It’s Raining Books
13: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
14: Punya Reviews…
15: Readeropolis
16: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
17: T’s Stuff
18: The TBR Pile 
19: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
20: Wake Up Your Wild Side
21: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
22: Sharing Links and Wisdom
23: The Tired Buyer
24: B-Gina Review
25: BooksChatter
26: Musings From An Addicted Reader
27: Our Families Adventure
28: Rainy Day Reviews
29: The Avid Reader
30: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
31: Dawn’s Reading Nook
32: Reviews by Crystal

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It’s been my pleasure welcoming Megan back for a second visit to Notes From a Romantic’s Heart. Please come back again tomorrow and all next week for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

Posted in BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Part of a Series | 3 Comments

LIVING FORWARD LOOKING BACKWARD by Nate Nasralla

GENRE: Memoir
Amazon

About the Book

If we’re honest, we’ll admit our days are filled with normal routines, like eating cereal and sitting in traffic. We often wonder, “is this it?”

But do we really have to quit our jobs and travel the world to find a fulfilling, purposeful life? Is it possible to find significance in our daily routines, right here and now?

After experiencing a rapid series of major life changes within a single year, Nate stumbled upon a reality that’s shared by us all: there’s profound meaning in our ordinary, everyday moments, but we can’t see it.

Through painfully-honest storytelling and candid conversation, Nate shares how years of mistakes and missteps uncovered a simple framework that reveals the greater purpose behind our everyday lives, and why the answers to life’s deep questions are often backward from what we expect.

Read an Excerpt

As I faded between my thoughts and Michael’s words, I noticed something different about him. You know how there are those scenes in movies where someone is talking, and you see their mouth moving, but you don’t hear the words? Only the thoughts in the protagonist’s head?

This was like that. “Why does he look so calm?” I asked myself. There was a peace about him I hadn’t seen before. He looked rested, he spoke vibrantly, and he had a certain tranquility about him. Maybe he only looked extra peaceful in contrast to my own worn-down spirit that day. I couldn’t help feeling, however, that between the two of us, Michael was the one who was truly living.

All of our society’s values and ideals screamed, “that can’t be!” How was it that in a time when Michael was broke, working at McDonald’s, and living with his parents, he seemed less anxious than I was? I was the one leading a growing company with plenty of access to cash and investors; I drove a car and he walked; I picked up our dinner tab; I was going to sleep in a nice downtown loft while he was headed to sleep in his childhood bedroom.  By all measures, I was the one who should have felt inner peace. At the same time, as I watched him, I knew those things didn’t matter. The storm stirring inside me, juxtaposed against Michael’s calm, said so.

About the Author

Nate is an author & entrepreneur who helps us find more meaning in the ordinary, everyday moments of our lives. Nate and his wife, Erin, were raised in Chicago and now hail from Denver. After moving cities and cycling through a rapid series of major life changes, Nate launched his publishing company, Live Forward, to help others find more meaning in their everyday lives.

Building on his experience as the co-founder of a successful, venture-backed startup company, and as a frequent speaker and trainer on storytelling for nonprofit leaders, Nate’s recent book, Living Forward, Looking Backward, helps others understand the greater purpose behind their own life stories.

Through Nate’s memories, stories, and candor, we learn how the principle of paradox and the story of the Gospel shows up in each of our lives, often in ways we don’t expect, and ways that feel even a little backward to us.

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A Giveaway

Nate Nasralla will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

September 10:
1: Sharing Links and Wisdom
2: This and That Book Blog
3: Edgar’s Books
4: Fabulous and Brunette
5: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
6: Uplifting Reads

September 11:
1: Rogues Angels
2: Locks, Hooks and Books
3: It’s Raining Books
4: Mixed Book Bag
5: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
6: Let me tell you a story
7: Kimmi Love

September 12:
1: Jazzy Book Reviews
2: Readeropolis
3: Welcome to My World of Dreams
4: T’s Stuff
5: Travel the Ages
6: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
7: BooksChatter

September 13:
1: Bookaholic
2: Straight From the Library
3: Deal Sharing Aunt
4: Bri’s Book Nook
5: The Sassy Book Lover

September 14:
1: Cafinated Reads
2: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
3: Linda Nightingale… Musings
4: Long and Short Reviews
5: Kit ‘N Kabookle
6: Casey’s Corner

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Nate for this first-day stop on his week-long tour. It’s always nice stepping out of the world of romance and into reality.

Please come back all week for more authors, books, and giveaways.

Nancy

Posted in Non-Fiction/Memoir | 4 Comments

A Busy Audio Book Season Part 2: Kilty Pleasures

These past couple of months have been crazy-busy! Just since June I’ve seen four of my books turned into audio books with another three to go before the end of the year!

In my first post, Crazy Part 1: The Vessel, I shared the process for completing an audio book. This post, I’m going to talk about the narrator’s side of the process.

The publisher (or author for self-published) puts out a call for voice talent. You may get one audition, you may get many. Each narrator reads the same pre-selected scene. The author then listens to the auditions and selects the one that is closest to the feel of the book. Personally, I prefer male narrators for suspense, military, or books written from the hero’s point-of-view. Female narrators work best for sweet romances, as well as those in the historical genre.

And, take my word for it, you haven’t lived until you’ve heard erotic love scenes read by a deep male voice. Which is exactly what I got with today’s featured book! The narrator, Kevin Arteaga, did a fabulous job with the entire book, the Scottish accents of some of the supporting characters, and…WOW…those love scenes were even hotter than I remembered writing them!

When Ronan MacAlister returns to Glencoe, Maine to see to the affairs of his late uncle, he’s immediately reminded of why he’s stayed away.

The small town is definitely not his cup of tea, and he can’t wait to settle the estate and be done with the cold winters. The only bright spot is the feisty farm manager, Aileen. All grown up now and far from the shy and reserved girl from his childhood, she exudes a steamy sexuality that has Ronan and his unruly body on full alert.

Aileen MacDougall had a huge crush on Ronan when she was a teenager, content to adore him from afar whenever his family came to Glencoe for a visit. Now he’s back, and although the circumstances are less than ideal, she’s eager to find out if her fantasies can live up to reality. But he holds the key to the future of Glencoe in his hands as well as her own hopes and dreams.

Can being trapped together in a remote cabin during a freak snowstorm melt his heart? Or will they discover they have differences even kilty pleasures can’t overcome?

Available in e-book from Amazon | B&N | WildRosePress

Audio format (including a sample) from Audible

I’m especially proud of the trailer.

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I’ll be back again soon with Part 3 of my audio book celebration in the next week or so. In the meantime, please come back and visit frequently to meet new authors, read about new books, and enter giveaways. I post 3-4 times per week as part of my hosting duties for Goddess Fish Promotions.

Happy reading!

Nancy

 

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