Sunday, 2 February 2014

American Specter blog tour: Interview featuring Rasheedah Prioleau

Today I am really glad to have Rasheedah, the author of American Specter, on the blog. I had a chance to interview her about her debut, but first her are the details about her book.

Book Description

FBI Agent Audra Wheeler has been haunted for the last thirteen years by a paranormal attack that left her sister, Kendra, in a coma. Mentored by FBI Assistant Director Jonathan Cordero to investigate crimes committed by specters, Audra believes she is on the trail of a ‘serial killer’ specter with a MO very similar to her sister’s attacker. The investigation takes her to a small town of Specter, Georgia; a haven for ghosts who exist among the living.

So good to have you here with us, Rasheedah. American Specter sounds really wonderfully creepy, right up my alley. Tell us a bit about the story. 

The story follows an FBI Agent, Audra Wheeler, who rescued her sister from a paranormal attack when she was just a teenager. But, the attack leaves her sister in a coma. When ghosts and specters show up and become the “norm” Audra begins to suspect that earlier attack could have been a specter’s handiwork. When other victims turn up she follows that instinct and it leads her to Specter, Georgia which turns out to be a haven for ghosts.

Specter. The city sounds as spine-chilling as the story. Describe this town in one short paragraph (without spoilers) so our readers can get an idea.

Well, it is a typical small southern town with a town square. The relationship between the specters and the living is one of peaceful but cautious coexistence. The specters have their supporters as well as their sceptics. When Audra comes to town with her theory of a spectre serial killer it definitely sets the town on edge and strains that peaceful coexistence.

What makes FBI Agent Audra Wheeler special? Does she have any quirks?

The thing I like most about Audra is that she goes with her instincts even when it can cost her career. She’s not afraid to face the evils of the past to get to the truth. It definitely would be easy for her to just leave things alone, but she’s not looking for the easy way out.

She doesn’t have any quirks per se, but the people and entities around her certainly do. My favourite being a specter called Gwyn. In life Gwyn was the traditional bookworm wallflower. But, as a spectre she’s taken on a flare for dramatics that help Audra along the way.

My motto is, put yourself in your character's shoes. What would you do if you were in Audra's shoes?

I would never want to be in Audra’s shoes. One reason being that she’s constantly surrounded by death. One thing she reflects on in the book is the fact that not all of the specters were able to live a long and full life. There are children, and teenage, and young adult specters. They all died. I would not want to be in the thick of facing that on a daily basis.

Is this a series? Do you have other upcoming releases?

This is a series. I do have other upcoming releases. My Science Fiction Romance Novella Series Amullette Rose will release it’s next bookAmullette Aflame in time for the summer heat. The sequel to this noel: American Specter: Winter Solstice will release in time for Christmas 2014.

As a writer, we usually have special quotes in the stories we write. What's your favourite in American Specter?

“There are some souls that are too good for this Earth.” Every time I think of tragedy and people who parish before their time, especially when it’s due to senseless violence I think it must be because they really are beautiful people who are too good for the human condition.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Rasheedah! :)

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Friday, 17 January 2014

Cover Reveal: Fierce by Nina Levine

Title: Fierce (Storm MC #2)
Author: Nina Levine
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Release Date: 10th February, 2014
Cover Designed by Nina Levine and Louisa Maggio


She’s everything he’s never wanted. He’s everything she’s never known.

Scott Cole is a force to be reckoned with. As Vice President of the Storm Motorcycle Club he carries out his duties with a ruthless determination. He moves through life with a clear agenda - protect his club and his family at all costs.

He is intense.

He is loyal.

He is fierce.

He doesn’t give his love easily, but when he does, he loves fiercely. Settling down, however, has never been part of his plan. 

Harlow James is a country girl who has never met a biker in her life. She is also done with men. In her experience all they ever do is lie, cheat or steal. When she meets Scott Cole she knows he is heartbreak on legs. 

He is confident.

He is sexy.

He is bossy.

She knows she must fight her growing attraction to this complex man in order to guard her heart. When his world crashes into hers and danger comes calling, Scott’s fierce desire to protect kicks in and Harlow realises that she might just have found a man worth taking a risk on.


               I stepped into his space, backed him up against the counter, and leant real close so that only he and I could hear what I was about to say.  “Now would be the right time for you and your family to leave.  I don’t like any of the shit that’s just gone down, so unless you want trouble between the two of us, leave now,” I threatened.   When I saw him hesitate, I grabbed a handful of his shirt and snarled, “Did you not understand what I just said, motherfucker?”  We glared at each other for a couple of moments before I let him go, shoving him hard against the counter in the process.  Keeping my eyes trained on his, I slowly stepped back.  Planting my legs wide, I crossed my arms in front of my chest and scowled at him. 

                Harlow opened her mouth to say something but I caught the movement and flicked my gaze to her for a second, giving her a clear message to stay out of it.  She shut her mouth and glared back at me, her eyes widening in a ‘what the fuck’ type gesture.  That shocked the shit out of me, and my concentration was diverted from the asshole to her.  I’d never been given that look by a chick before; usually it was J or Nash who challenged me like that.  I raised my eyebrows at her, and fuck me if she didn’t raise hers right fucking back.  

Fierce is the second book in the Storm MC series by Nina Levine.

Book #1


Life can be a bitch but love can get you through any storm.

Madison Cole’s family is the Storm Motorcycle Club. Her father is the President and her brother is the VP. She grew up surrounded by bikers, crime and violence. Two years ago she walked away from her family and the world they live in. Her soul was shattered, her heart was broken and she had an addiction she couldn't shake. She picked up the pieces and put herself back together. Now her family wants her back. The club is being threatened and they send a club member to return her home to safety; the one person that could destroy everything she has worked so hard to build.

Jason Reilly has sacrificed a lot for the motorcycle club he calls family. Two years ago he made the biggest sacrifice of all; he gave up the woman he loved for them. Now he is being sent to bring her back and he is conflicted. He thought he was over her but discovers their connection is as strong as ever. Their love was all-consuming, passionate and fiery. It was also their undoing and he doesn't know if either of them is strong enough to battle the demons that ripped them apart, to find love again. 

Madison and Jason are brought back together by a force out of their control; one that pushes them to a breaking point. Can they overcome their past and discover a love worth fighting for or will the harsh reality of their world finally and completely break them both?

About the Author

I am an Aussie writer who writes stories about hot, alpha men and the tough, independent women they love. 

A warning though - you will find hot, dirty sex, lots of swearing, occasional violent encounters and men and women who live fast and love hard in my books.

My debut book released in November 2013. It is based around the Storm Motorcycle Club and is the first book in an MC series.

All subscribers will receive exclusive content including a FREE serial that will be starting early in 2014.  This will be Roxie's and Liam's story.  The boys from Storm will also appear.


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Monday, 13 January 2014

Cover reveal & giveaway: Scorpions MC Prequel: Ryder by Jani Kay

Title: Scorpions MC Prequel: RYDER

Author: Jani Kay
Release Date:  January 28, 2014

All Jade ever wants is an intelligent, well-mannered, and highly educated man like her daddy. One who has stellar career prospects as he climbs the corporate ladder to success. A good provider who will give her a stable life and a gorgeous house in the right neighborhood. A charmed life. Everything orderly and well balanced. Her perfect match. Isn't that what every woman wants? What she doesn’t want is a smartass, cocky, rough-around-the-edges biker. One who has tattoos and piercings, and looks like a sex god. One who is demanding and controlling. The ultimate alpha male who storms into her life and shakes her to the core. Jade never saw it coming. Ryder is the one man she can’t resist. He shows her what she really needs. Him.

All Ryder wants is inner peace. Freedom from the hatred churning in his gut. Since his mother deserted him, his life has turned to sh*t. He’s killed a man, lost his brother and fought for his survival. All before turning twelve. Saved by Razor and Cobra, sons of the Scorpions, he owes his life and allegiance to them. The Scorpion MC is his only family. One he will serve and protect till his dying breath. What he doesn’t need in his life is a smart mouthed woman who thinks she’s better than him. One who pushes every one of his buttons. One who challenges him to want to be more than a drifter. One who makes him question everything he’s ever known. Ryder never saw it coming. He can’t get Jade out of his head. She shows him what he really wants. Her.

Jani has been married for a long time to a special man, and her two children and their partners are the sunshine in her life. She is a voracious reader and would spend her last dollar on a book - always fascinated that for the mere price of a book, she can escape her world for a while and see through someone else's eyes.

Besides reading, her favorite 'thing' is traveling - she has traveled the world, learning about the ways people live and has come to the realization that no matter where we live, we all ultimately want the same things. Her hobby - Scrapbooking - keeps her up till way after midnight and her usual subjects are her family and her travels.

Ever since she can remember, Jani wanted to write stories about people, about their lives and loves. Relationships and Happiness - arguably the most difficult things to master in life and yet exactly what everyone ultimately desires (in her humble opinion).


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Review + giveaway --- Entangled Moments by Dori Lavelle

Welcome to my stop for the Entangled Moments blog tour, organized by Grapevine Book Tours. The author is giving away  
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Title: Entangled Moments

Author: Dori Lavelle

Series: Moments in Time #1

Publication: December 31st, 2014

Category: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance | Novella

A deadly accident can take a life in more than one way.

Four years ago, Carlene Adams made a deadly mistake. A tragic accident derailed the future she'd hoped for, taking the life of the man she'd planned to spend forever with.

As a self-imposed penance for her solitary sin, Carlene has given up on every dream she ever had. She has committed to spend every remaining moment trying to make up for that one instance when everything changed.

Then she gets a second chance.

When Carlene meets Nick Johnson, the single kiss they share awakens the desires she shoved aside for so long. Suddenly she wants more than what she believe she deserves. Will she ever see him again? And if she does, what will that mean for her?

A thing of fate.

Leaving the life she built on regret, Carlene waits for fate to intervene. But just as she begins to believe in a fresh start, she's forced to realize a horrible truth—one with the power to send her second chance crashing before it even takes off.

Nick isn't who she thought he was. She isn't the girl he believed her to be, either. Their lives were intertwined even before they met, and if Carlene tells him the truth, she’ll risk tearing them apart—for good.

** Due to sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. **

My thoughts:

I really loved this novella! Carlene has never had an easy life, but she has really wonderful friends, and works in a homeless shelter. After a happenstance meet with Nick, she feels a connection to him she hasn't felt in a long time but life has thrown a few curveballs at her so she's cautious about who she lets in her heart. She later decides to step out of her comfort zone, and leave the shelter and look for job, start life a fresh.
This is a short story, about 104 pages on Amazon, and I really enjoyed every single scene in this story, but what I really loved the most was the twist at the end of the story. Nick is confident, so gentle with Carlene and really hot at the same time. *swoon* Wohoo! I can't wait to read the second novella in this series, Rekindled Moments, when it releases in February.

Author bio:
Dori Lavelle is a mother, wife, and lover of happy endings and mint chocolate. She thinks love and chocolate make such a perfect pair. Give her a great romance novel and a mug of hot chocolate and she'd be one happy woman. Don't forget to leave behind a couch with lots of cushions. And maybe light the fireplace?

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Monday, 16 December 2013

Review Stop + Giveaway: Catch by Solange Poirier

Welcome to my stop for the Catch blog tour, organized by Grapevine Book Tours.

Title: Catch
Author: Solange Poirier
Series: Assassins #1
Publication: September 12th, 2013
Category: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Sometimes, being in the wrong place at the wrong time is where you need to be for the good things in life to fall into place.

Max Brady is a 25 year old, fresh out of college, ambitious woman that doesn't take crap from anyone, and often uses men before tiring and disposing of them. She’s landed her dream job at the internet search engine company Fiddle. Unfortunately, she is stuck working as an assistant to the company’s CEO, but she’s hopeful that if she plays nice, one day she’ll be promoted.

Catch is an assassin. He’s been working this job for twelve years and now with his family taken care of he is ready to retire. All he wants to do is complete his last assignment, collect his large sum of cash, and then disappear to a nice, quiet place in another country.

When Max makes the huge mistake of sleeping with her boss, she decides to copy some files from his computer to hold as leverage in the event that he may try to fire her. Little does she know, the files hold secrets that can take down her boss and the entire Fiddle company.

That decision changes the course of both of their lives.

Catch is hired to kidnap and kill Max, but instead he chooses to save her life. They go on the run as he tries to formulate a plan to remove the hit on Max, because he believes that she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. As they spend more time together, Catch’s motivation for saving her life changes with his realization that if anything happens to Max he may be unable to live without her.

My thoughts:

CATCH is one hell of a story. 

The story starts off with Catch, being given an assignment on his next hit, but something bothers him, and feels something is not right, but he doesn't question it. It's his last assignment after all. Until he meets Max. 

Max just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when she innocently does something, which in her opinion will act as leverage when the time comes. What she doesn't know is that, she has unknowingly walked into a minefield, and Catch is about to descend on her like a dark cloud.

What follows is a chase of sorts as Catch does everything to save Max.

Wow, talk about a swoonworthy Alpha! Catch is that and more. Max is feisty, and holds onto control like she's holding onto her last breath. What a wonderful pair!
This book is fast paced, and hot, hot, hot. I highly recommend this book! I can't wait to read the next book in this series!

Author bio:

Solange Poirier is married and lives in southern Louisiana. She have the utmost privilege of being the mom to a 6-year-old and a 2-year-old. They test her sanity on a daily basis. She loves to read and write. She also loves dogs, cats, flowers, wine, dirty martinis, chocolate, sushi, family, friends, tattooed men, rock music, rock stars, laughing, video games, horror films, and the list could go on and on.

She writes because she loves to create characters and make stuff up. She just hopes that the readers enjoy her stories as much as she enjoys writing them.

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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Text by Cambria Hebert : Review Stop

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One text can change everything.
Honor Calhoun never thought her life would ever be like the books she writes for a living. One morning while out for a run, she learns not all bad things are plots in novels. Some horrors can actually come true.
She faces off with a persistent attacker, holds her own, but in the end is taken hostage and thrown into a hole. In the middle of the woods.
But Honor didn’t go down there alone.
She took her kidnapper’s phone with her. With a spotty signal and a dying battery, her hope is slim.
Nathan Reed is an active duty Marine stationed at a small reserve base in Pennsylvania. All he wants is a calm and uneventful duty station where he can forget the memories of his time in a war-torn country.
But a single text changes everything.
Nathan becomes Honor’s only hope for survival, and he has to go against the clock, push aside his past, and take on a mission for a girl he’s never met.
Both of them want freedom… but they have to survive long enough to obtain it.
***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***

My thoughts:

I was really excited to read this book, especially since it's written in dual POV. I enjoyed reading the book, though I had a few difficulties with it. First the characters are awesome. Nathan is retired Marine and Honor is a writer. The book started off really well, full of suspense, and I kept reading, my ipad clutched in my hands, waiting and wanting to see what happens. 
It kind of went off the rails for me when on several occasions, the situation she was in and what had nearly happened clashed with how she was supposed to react. Or someone in her situation would act.
All in all, this is an enjoyable story, and if you are looking for a good contemporary romance, pick this one up!

Overall rating:  3 stars


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Nathan flashed a grin in the darkness. I longed to see him in the light. I wanted to know the angles and planes of his face. I wanted to take in his features and truly see the man who had literally saved my life. Nathan seemed oblivious to my thoughts as I watched him tidy up the first aid kit. Before he put it on the floor, he glanced at me. “Where else are you hurt?” “I won’t be requiring any more Band-Aids,” I quipped. He turned to look at me fully. His hand closed over mine and he gently took the flashlight from my grasp and clicked it off. “What about your ribs?” “I don’t think you have anything in that kit for them.” “Let me see them.” “Wh-what?” My mouth ran dry. He wanted to look under my shirt? “I want to see them.” “That’s not really necessary—” He studied me and then thrust his hand out in the space between us. “Hey, I’m Nathan Reed. It’s nice to meet you.” I wanted to laugh. We were a little beyond a formal introduction. But it was fun (hey, you try being kidnapped and beaten and see what you consider fun), so I slid my hand into his. “I’m Honor.” He held my hand a little longer than he needed to, his thumb brushing over the inside of my wrist. I caught myself right before I started purring like a cat. That would have been hella embarrassing. “I’m a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. My favorite color is green, and I like football.” “What are you doing?” I asked, thoroughly charmed by him. “Formally introducing myself so you’ll let me under your shirt.” I laughed. “I usually don’t let men I just met under my shirt.” “I’m irresistible.” I smiled. “And so modest.”  

Meet Cambria:

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Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting


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