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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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Joyfully Reviewed Welcomes Author 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

Rafflecopter runs from September 29th through October 28th ending at Midnight EST.

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.






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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Wicked Nights

Men of Discovery Island #2

By: Anne Marsh

Releasing October 1st, 2014


Winner takes it all…off


Former diving champion Piper Clark never loses. Unfortunately, if she doesn’t land this lucrative contract, her diving business will fail. Worse still, it will be at the hands of her childhood nemesis, Cal Brennan—six feet of hard, rugged former Navy SEAL. So Piper proposes a wager: whoever loses the diving contract must take orders from the winner…in bed.


Cal needs this contract for his own reasons. A former rescue swimmer, he may be having a few issues with diving since his last mission ended, but Piper doesn’t need to know that. Something about her impulsive nature makes Cal rise to the bait, and there’s nothing he’d like more than to show Piper exactly what rules are good for.


All bets are on. And someone’s about to start playing dirty….






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Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins Tour!

Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins Tour!



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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.


But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire draining the blood from her fiancé Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs–not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.


As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning around to face them, Elle discovers that Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.


The worst thing about vampires is that they’re dead. That whole wanting to suck your blood business runs a close second, but for sheer creepiness, it’s the dead bit that gets me every time. They’re up and walking around and talking and sucking blood, but they’re dead. And then there’s the whole terminology problem–how can you kill something that’s already dead? It’s just wrong.

I was twenty-four the first time I . . . destroyed? dispatched? . . . a vampire. That’s when I found out that all the books and movies are wrong. When you stick a wooden stake into their hearts, vampires don’t disintegrate into dust. They don’t explode. They don’t spew blood everywhere. They just look surprised, groan, and collapse into a pile of corpse. But at least they lie still then, like corpses are supposed to.

Since that first kill (I might as well use the word–there really isn’t a better one), I’ve discovered that only if you’re lucky do vampires look surprised before they groan and fall down. If you’re unlucky and miss the heart, they look angry. And then they fight.

There are the other usual ways to kill vampires, of course, but these other ways can get a bit complicated. Vampires are notoriously difficult to trick into sunlight. They have an uncanny ability to sense when there’s any sunlight within miles of them, and they’re awfully good at hiding from it. Holy water doesn’t kill them; it just distracts them for a while, and then they get that angry look again. And it takes a pretty big blade to cut off someone’s head–even an already dead someone–and carrying a great big knife around New York City, even the Bronx, is a sure way to get arrested. Nope, pointy sticks are the best way to go, all the way around.

My own pointy stick is actually more of a little knife with wood inlay on the blade–the metal makes it slide in easier. I had the knife specially made by an old Italian guy in just about the only ratty part of Westchester, north of the city. I tried to order one off the internet, but it turns out that while it’s easy to find wood-inlay handles, the blades themselves tend to be metal. Fat lot those people know.

But I wasn’t thinking any of this when I pulled the knife out of the body on the ground. I was thinking something more along the lines of “Oh, bloody hell. Not again.”

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About Margo

Margo Bond Collins is the author of a number of novels, including Waking Up Dead, Fairy, Texas, and Legally Undead. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters.

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Guest Post & Giveaway! FOR A REASON by Jessie G!

Guest Post & Giveaway! FOR A REASON by Jessie G!

    We are so happy to have Author Jessie G here today! Before we get into her fabulous new book, wonderful guest post and the downright awesome giveaways I would like to apologize for the late posting! I had a family emergency and haven’t been able to get online since last week. I hopeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Giveaway! THE CHRONICLES OF IZZY by Michelle Graves!

Giveaway! THE CHRONICLES OF IZZY by Michelle Graves!

  Joyfully Reviewed is happy to welcome Author Michelle Graves and her series THE CHRONICLES OF IZZY! See How She Runs (The Chronicles of Izzy #1) by Michelle Graves One delivery changed her whole life.Izzy was a normal girl living in Chicago as a bike messenger before that fateful day. She delivered one package and set intoContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Giveaway! The Whisper Cove series by Cyndi Faria!

Giveaway! The Whisper Cove series by Cyndi Faria!

  Award Winning Author Cyndi Faria takes readers to Whisper Cove with Spirit Awakened! Spirit Awakened and Spirit Released tell the eternal love story of Jake Mitchell and Faith Cabrillo.  The Whisper Cove series has recently undergone a cover makeover. Ms. Faria is thrilled to share the new look with you all and a $20Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Cover Reveal & GIVEAWAY! THE DEVIL TAKES A BRIDE by Julia London!

Cover Reveal & GIVEAWAY!

Title: The Devil Takes a Bride Author: Julia London Genre: Historical romance Release date: January 27, 2015 Buy links for The Devil Takes a Bride: From powerful love to sizzling passion, Julia London always delivers an incomparable Regency reading experience. Returning to her acclaimed Cabot sisters series, we meet an earl who can only beContinue ReadingContinue Reading

99 Cent Box Set & Giveaway from THE BLUE MOON BRIDES series  Author Anne Marsh!

99 Cent Box Set & Giveaway from
Author Anne Marsh!

  Blue moon Brides Boxed Set Books 1 – 3 By: Anne Marsh Releasing September 2014 Self-PublishedContinue Reading

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