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GIVEAWAY! In Like A Lion by Karin Shah

GIVEAWAY! In Like A Lion by Karin Shah

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In Like a Lion

(The Chimera Chronicles #1)

by Karin Shah

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (

Research scientist Dr. Anjali Mehta lost her beloved family in an earthquake. Only her work cuts through the paralyzing grief, but when she finds her new research subject, reputed mass murderer Jake Finn, maddeningly uncooperative and inexplicably sexy she’s tempted to run away. How can she burn to touch a man behind bars—a killer?

What she doesn’t know is that Jake is a chimera, a shapeshifter who can change into a lion or a dragon with all the strengths of both even in human form, who believes his ability to shape shift is nothing but a terrifying hallucination and his overpowering attraction to his new doctor proof positive he’s finally gone over the edge.

And the employer she trusts has an agenda all his own. If she can’t believe the impossible, neither she nor Jake may make it out alive.


About Karin

Jayne Ann Krentz, the TV show Supernatural, and the movies, Hunt For Red

October and The Princess Bride, though not necessarily in that order.

I am a fanatical reader of Romance, particularly Sci-Fi Romance, Fantasy

Romance, and Paranormal Romance. I always write the book I want to read, so I

tend to jump sub-genre a bit.

My husband and I are the parents of two kids (a

girl and a boy) and slaves to two dogs ( a basenji and a vizsla)

I was born in Rochester, NY, attended SUNY Oswego, and got my Master’s in

Information and Library Science at the University of Buffalo. I was a School

Librarian in Webster, NY, for five years before starting my writing career. (I still

miss my students.)

I have a new series starting with IN LIKE A LION. The Chimera Chronicles follows

seven shape shifting brothers, separated in childhood, as they discover they are

not alone and find love.



Twitter: @KarinShah





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Guest Post & Giveaway! After The End by Sara York!

Guest Post & Giveaway! After The End by Sara York!

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With international flights crisscrossing the skies on an hourly basis, are we ever really safe?

When a strain of the Ebola virus mutates; it spreads quickly leaving the medical community shattered. People are dropping in the streets and life, as most know it, comes to an end. Two city dweller survivors, Dean and William, are forced to flee the city and live in the wilderness—where dangers lurk behind every tree and in every valley. Not everyone alive after the end is good, and William and Dean are faced with challenges that would bring many to their knees.

Growing up in the hood of Atlanta, Dean knows how to overcome trials, but he knows nothing of love. Can he sustain a relationship with William, or will his doubts end them before they even have a chance?

From birth William has had a silver spoon in his mouth and two in each hand, but the end brings him face to face with reality where he has to take responsibility for his life. After the end, money has no meaning, and life is lived on the edge.

Join William and Dean after the end and find out how close to the edge they come.


After he finished, both of them satisfied, William pulled him up and brushed his lips over Dean’s. The kiss was charged with sensuality and caring. At first Dean stilled, wondering what the hell had gotten into William. They’d kissed before, but not like this. Not with William’s hands caressing his neck and face, and certainly not with the passion he felt flowing from the guy. He was a booty call to William, nothing more. The kiss spoke of love and caring, not hooking up and getting off.
Surprised, Dean tried to process the sensations and stop his feelings from running over his good senses. This wasn’t real. They’d changed a little since those first few times, but he wouldn’t acknowledge the difference. Speaking about the changes would mean they’d have to confront the truth, and no matter how many times they got off together, William would never really be his.
“I’ve left you some money under my pillow,” William whispered.
Pain lanced Dean’s heart. No matter how gentle William was with his kisses, he’d never really respect him. Dean shook his head, and tried like hell to hang onto his anger. “I can’t accept your money.”
 “Take it. It’s not for sex. Okay, I…hell, I know about your parents and your house. I can’t….”
Heat filled Dean, his whole body burning like never before. “What the hell have you done?”
“Get real, I’m not going to ask you to be my…mistress isn’t the right word, but I want you around, you know, living close to where I do. I can’t offer more than that right now, but dammit, we’re good together.”
Dean stepped away from William and scowled. “I’m not some whore you can buy.”
“I didn’t say that. I know you’re smart. Hell, everyone at Blackwell knows you’re the smartest guy in school. But I want you.”
He shook his head violently, the food sitting in his stomach threatened to come up. “I can’t take your money.”
“Dean, please. I want you to be able to eat this week.”
Anger flashed. “My God, you don’t get it, do you?”
“No, I sure as hell don’t. Just take the fucking money. My parents give me a thousand dollars a week and I don’t have to pay for anything. I have cash and it’s disgusting. I don’t want it all, but I want you in my life.”
Dean started pulling on his pants. As he tugged them over his thighs he realized  he’d forgotten his underwear. He almost left them in his haste to get away, but William was right. He was fucking poor. If he left the underwear here, he’d only have three pair that didn’t have holes in them.
William grabbed his shoulders as he stood from retrieving his underwear. He was pressed up against the wall and held there. Dean wouldn’t meet William’s gaze.
“Please, don’t be this way. Don’t end it like this,” William begged.
Dean stilled, his heart thudding. “You know it’s going to end soon.”
“We can work something out,” William pled. His brows bunched together and his eyes were full of desperation. The man looked adorable and heartbreakingly bad for him all at the same time. Dean would lose himself, his self-worth, and his future if he stayed.

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In the past year, the music scene has changed a little. Yes, I write books, not music, but for me music is integral to writing. I write better when I have music on. I listen almost all day as I’m typing away. My tastes differ from one day to the next, so I have a lot of different artists on my iPod.


Some of my favorites are bands are Green Day, Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragon, Breaking Benjamin, but Eli Lieb and Steve Grand have as many listens as those bands. If you haven’t heard of Eli Lieb or Steve Grand, do yourself a favor and take a listen, watch their videos on YouTube, and if you enjoy what you hear, support them by purchasing a song or two.


My favorite of the new songs out by these two artists is Eli Lieb’s Zeppelin. The music video tells a story of two guys hanging out, falling in love, and listening to the radio. It’s a perfect song to write to because it captures the feeling of falling in love and having someone special to just be with.


My next favorite is Steve Grand’s Stay. I sometimes put songs on infinite repeat while writing. Stay is one of the songs that gets played over and over again. The songs have to create a certain feel to be a repeat song, and Stay has that feel for me.


Maybe you can see it in my books. When I was writing Without You, Breaking Benjamin was on repeat. For Not That Type of Guy, it was Creep by Radiohead. With After The End, it was Stay by Steve Grand, and Young Love and Zeppelin by Eli Lieb.


Steve Grand is about to release his first album, and I can’t wait to find new songs to write to. Maybe he’ll inspire me to write another fun series, or something more like A Southern Thing.


I hope you are enjoying After The End with Dean and William. They are both special guys.

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Dean nodded and closed his eyes before opening them so he could look at  William. “I still don’t know what love is, but I have deep feelings for you that I don’t understand. I can’t call it love yet since I don’t understand it, but I feel things for you that I’ve never felt for anyone else.”

“That’s close enough for me.”

“You deserve more than close enough, you deserve everything.”



About Sara

Writing is Sara York’s life. The stories fight to get out, often leaving her working on four or five books at once. She can’t help but write. Along with her writing addiction she has a coffee addiction. Some nights, the only reason she stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning.

Sara enjoys writing twisted tales of passion, anger, and love with a good healthy dose of lust thrown in for fun.

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After The End Giveaway

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Grand Prize:  $150 Gift card to Amazon, iBooks, B&N or ARe (Winners Choice) and a print copy of After The End

2nd Prize:  Print copy of After The End

3rd Prize: ebook of a Sara York backlist book.






Cover Reveal for TAMED by Stacey Kennedy

Cover Reveal for TAMED by Stacey Kennedy

TAMED by Stacey Kennedy

Readers of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY are sure to love TAMEDStacey Kennedy’s upcoming seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.


Title: TAMED

Series: Club Sin (TAMED, book #4, DESIRED, book #3, BARED, book #2, CLAIMED, book #1)

Author: Stacey Kennedy

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance – BDSM

Release Date:  March 10, 2015

Number of Pages: 256

Publisher: Random House – Loveswept

Format: Digital eBook

ISBN: 9780553391206

“Sexy, sensual, and totally seductive … Stacey Kennedy sure knows how to make a girl swoon.”—New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff


Porter Marshall has nearly achieved his goal of becoming a Club Sin Master, but his new sub poses a much bigger challenge than he anticipated. Despite their mutual attraction and red-hot dungeon sessions, Kenzie Hart plays her own games. Her bratty, you-can’t-break-me attitude masks terrible personal hurt—pain that only the exquisite touch of a skilled Dom can release. But when Porter suggests taking their connection to the outside world, Kenzie denies him . . . which only makes him want her more.

Kenzie can’t ignore the raw, fierce bond she has with Porter. But she can’t give in to his dangerous demands, either. Is the passion they share real, or is he using her to solidify his status at Club Sin? And yet, who else can she trust with the shattering secrets she holds within? As Porter expertly brings her to the point of no return, Kenzie surrenders her body—and, piece by piece, her heart.

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Author Bio:

STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy.


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Giveaway! Pool of Crimson by Suzanne M. Sabol!

Giveaway! Pool of Crimson by Suzanne M. Sabol!


Joyfully Reviewed welcomes Author Suzanne M. Sabol


Pool of Crimson

(The Blushing Death #1)

by Suzanne M. Sabol

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (


Killing vampires is easy. Trusting one will be the hardest thing Dahlia Sabin has ever done.

Dahlia has lived a lonely existence as a killer of the undead. Known as The Blushing Death to those that fear her, Dahlia uncovers a plot by Columbus’s Master Vampire, Ethan. He intends to raise a demon from the depths of hell to destroy the city, cement his power, and take control.

In her pursuit to stop a demon from manifesting, Dahlia sinks deeper into the city’s supernatural underworld and discovers that vampires are not only deadly; one in particular could be dangerous to her very soul and her heart. Patrick, the Master vampire’s second-in-command with dark penetrating eyes and a cool, deadly sophistication, can’t stay away and Dahlia can’t tell him no. There’s something that neither of them knows, Ethan wants Dahlia’s unleashed power for himself and is willing to do anything to get it.

Dahlia is in a race against time to send the demon back to hell, at war with her better judgment, trusting a dark and intriguing vampire with his own agenda, while struggling to save her own neck. As the portal to hell opens, Dahlia has only herself to rely on in order to survive, if she can . . .

Also be sure to check out more action in the second book of the series with Dahlia Sabin, MIDNIGHT ASH.

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AN HEIRESS FOR HIS EMPIRE by Lucy MonroeAn Heiress for His Empire by Lucy Monroe
Series: Ruthless Russians
Published by Harlequin on 2014-10-01
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 192
Reviewed by Melissa

The story: Innocent debutante Madison Archer has hit the headlines for a scandal not of her making. Now, marriage to the unscrupulous Viktor Beck is the only way to save what's left of her reputation! The contract: Maddie has always featured in Viktor's plans to take over her father's company and expand his empire. The intense attraction between them only sweetens the deal he's offered…. The secret: Though love doesn't beat in Viktor's heart, he'll show Maddie just how hot their chemistry can be. But even this corporate shark is in for a shock—his wild socialite is still a virgin!

Madison Archer has loved Viktor Beck for years. She tried long ago to make him see her as a desirable woman but he rebuffed her. Now Maddie is faced with a terrible scandal in the tabloids because of a so called friend who spread lies about her for money. Her father is infuriated and insists that Maggie chose between several men he has selected to lead his company, among them is Viktor. She must marry the man she chooses immediately to counter the scandal. It’s always been Viktor for Maddie so she allows him to convince her to go along with her father’s plan and choose him. Viktor has always wanted Maddie but was sure she was too young before, now her father has played right into his plans. He desires Maddie not only as a woman but also for business reasons. Can Maddie turn desire into love? Or is she destined to love a man who will never love her?



Can I just say this maybe my favorite Lucy Monroe book in years?! I always love to read her books but with An Heiress for His Empire she has hooked me again. Maddie and Viktor are both blinded to how the other really feels. Add to that the devious friend and Maddie’s less than functional relationship with her father and you have a book that keeps you turning the pages. Joyfully Recommended for all readers who are looking for an addictive read!!!

Interview & Giveaway with Outing the Quarterback Author Tara Lain

Interview & Giveaway with Outing the Quarterback Author Tara Lain

I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO TODAY’S GUEST. DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS POST IS GOING UP LATE. Outing The Quarterback(Long Pass Chronicles Series, Bk #1) By Tara Lain Will Ashford lives in two closets. He meets his wealthy father’s goals as both the quarterback for the famous SCU football team and a business major,Continue ReadingContinue Reading



I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO TODAY’S GUEST. DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS POST IS GOING UP LATE.   Wicked Nights Men of Discovery Island #2 By: Anne Marsh Releasing October 1st, 2014 Harlequin Winner takes it all…off   Former diving champion Piper Clark never loses. Unfortunately, if she doesn’t land this lucrative contract, herContinue ReadingContinue Reading

IN YOUR DREAMS by Kristan Higgins

IN YOUR DREAMS by Kristan Higgins

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BACKWOODS by Jill Sorenson

BACKWOODS by Jill Sorenson

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Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins Tour!

Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins Tour!

  Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.   Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.  Continue Reading

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