Friday, July 25, 2014

Giveaway & Review ~ Black Moon by Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill


Book Description:

Shea Harper is forced to stay in boring, hot and dry Phoenix, Arizona for college. But once she meets the enigmatic yet positively egocentric Lucian, Shea’s life changes forever.

She finds out that she comes from a long line of descendants called Vessels. In her soul is the key to destroying an ancient prison protecting the world from darkness itself: Lucian’s father.

Up until now, Lucian has captured every descendant except Shea. With her powers awakening, all vampires want to drag her down to the pit. But Lucian is territorial. She’s the first female Vessel… and he’s convinced she belongs to him.

Saucy and tauntingly surprising, Black Moon captures the struggle between burning alive with desire and castrating the heart. This is a love story that will drain you dry.

Black Moon

The Black Moon Saga, Bk 1

Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Red Frog Publishing

Date of Publication: 07/07/14

ISBN: 9780985027698

Number of pages: 283

Word Count: 68,000

Cover Artist: Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill

Purchase it from Amazon.



PROLOGUE

LUCIAN

The alcohol in her perfume was strong enough to burn my eyes. I sank my teeth in deeper as she moaned with pleasure. I was already full, but what was the point in leaving her alive? So that she could continue to wait tables at The Bargain’s Inn, married to Floyd the town’s drunk?

Not that he was of any use to her now.

I wasn’t Lucian the Merciful… not anymore. But it was more convenient to kill someone that was already dead inside. Her eyes rolled back and I languished on the last few drops as her body trembled then orgasmed.

Would her dismal life have given her this sweet of a death?

I let her body thud to the floor. I wiped my mouth and straightened my back, kicking an empty beer can at Floyd’s carcass. His severed head sat on top of the TV he’d been yelling at before he’d hit her.

My body surged, their blood filling my hollow cavities with warmth. I wasn’t supposed to stop in for a snack, but when I passed and saw what he was doing to her, I just couldn’t resist cutting him open.

Things like that weren’t men.

They were monsters… like I was.

I walked steadily out the door, their rocking chair creaked in the warm desert breeze as I gazed up at the quarter moon. Where was the Vessel hiding? It had been 500 years since the last one, and he should be of age by now. I shifted restlessly. Waiting was an agony I’d become all too familiar with.

Adnachiel was probably keeping the Vessel from activating his powers so that I couldn’t track him. As if that had stopped me before. Any mistake, any misstep, and I’d be at that dog’s doorstep ready to rip him apart.

This game of ours had gone on for too long. My eyes were dull with boredom. If only I could bring Adnachiel enough pain to satisfy my rage or to fill this growing emptiness I couldn’t shake even after a hefty feeding like tonight.

Maybe this time I’d end it and drag that Vessel, boy or man, to the depths of hell with me… to meet my father.


About the Authors:

Becca C. Smith:

Becca C. Smith received her Film degree from Full Sail University and has worked in the Film and Television industry for most of her adult life. In 2010 Becca published her first novel, Riser followed by the sequel, Reaper, in 2011, and the finale, Ripper in 2013. In 2012 Becca wrote the children’s novel Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure. She is also the co-author of the teen graphic novel Ghost Whisperer: The Haunted. Most recently Becca released Atlas, the first book in a new urban fantasy series. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Stephan and their two cats Jack and Duke.

F.M. Sherrill:

Aren't author's bios boring? I always wanted to read one that went something like this:

F.M. Sherrill: recent citizen of earth. Plans on ruling the planet once she gets over the common cold. Or, F.M. Sherrill: time traveler. Decided to alter the space-time continuum by writing a novel, thus changing history slightly, which will eventually lead to the rise of a new human species.

But here it is. F.M. Sherrill is a novelist, A.K.A. an avid bullshitter; that's why she lives in L.A.. She's been writing for as long as her ancient mind can remember, devouring tales like an anemic vampire roaming the streets in hot pink heels, always thirsty for more. When she's not writing, she's making steampunk weapons, sewing giant plant-eater Mario plushes, making costumes for some film bloke or cosplayer, and sculpting/casting movie prop replicas while gardening in her urban apartment. Her favorite tools? A soldering iron, a blowtorch, a band saw, a sonic screwdriver, a replicator and an active imagination.

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My Thoughts:

This book was exciting and a little creepy. It was a little slow at the beginning but picked up further into the book. It was unique in comparison with other books with vampires that I've read.

I've been reading many books lately with the name Lucien in them. LOL! That is the name of the leading man in this book as well. I had mixed feelings about him. In some parts I despised him and his actions but others I felt bad for him and even rooted for him.

I felt the same way about Aidan. I  mostly liked Shea, the heroine, though.

Black Moon was suspenseful, action packed, and drama-rific, there was some romance, and vampires that are somewhat ruthless and barbaric.

It was a terrific change of pace from the usual vampire books that I read.

All I can say is give it a try if you like vamps and are looking for a breath of fresh air in those types of books. 

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I thought the history aspect was really interesting and I will be waiting to see what happens next. Black Moon was thrilling, chilling in parts, and totally engaging. You'll be unable to walk away!


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Review & Giveaway ~ VEILED TARGET, A Veilers Novel Book One by Robin Bielman


Blurb

Never take Fate along on a date. The kiss goodnight could be deadly.

Tracking down Veilers—non humans—is only a sideline for Tess Damon. Vengeance for her fiancĂ©’s murder is her reason for living. But with two botched jobs on her record, if she fails to eliminate her next mark, she’s dead. She’s not afraid to die, but not before she gets even. Too bad fate has a really bad sense of humor.

Hugh Langston, a wolfen half shifter, lives to keep both humans and his pack safe. But when rogue humans kidnap his apprentice, his rescue mission is compromised by a hot-as-hell, kick-ass woman who makes him think only one thing: mine.

Tess tries to ignore her feelings, but temptation trips her up. Especially when Hugh figures out he’s her next target and forces her into an inconvenient alliance that tests all the laws against their attraction. Now, with the line between good and evil getting blurrier by the minute, it becomes clear Tess’s only hope of living to see another day—and finding a murderer—lies with the one man she’s supposed to kill.


Veiled Target

Veilers #1

By: Robin Bielman

Releasing July 22nd, 2014

Purchase Links:

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Excerpt

“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.

“Truthfully?” She leaned a little closer to him. She couldn’t help it.

“That would be nice.”

“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 know.”

“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?

Author Info/Links

USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of sticky notes, cable television shows and coffee drinks. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She writes contemporary and paranormal romance and loves to connect with readers. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter on her Website. She can also be found online here:   Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads  

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My Thoughts:

This one started with an adrenaline rush and kept me on my toes the whole way through.

It had action, danger, suspense, wolfen shifters, a snarky heroine who is tough as nails, lots of attraction and sexual tension, and some romance.

Hugh said some of the sweetest things! ;-) He was an excellent alpha.

Tess has it rough. She is basically an assassin. She messed up the last two assignments and now her boss is threatening that this is her last chance.

She meets Hugh under false pretenses and not knowing that he is her latest mark, the two of them hit it off.

There are many different twists that happen. I don't want to spill too much so I'm being deliberately vague. Sorry!

I recommend Veiled Target to those of you who like shifters. It is a great beginning to a new series.

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. I thought it was right on target! It was action packed and satisfied my huge hunger for shifter books. Awesome!




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