Monday, December 22, 2014

New Release: Destiny Calling by Maureen L. Bonatch



Destiny Calling
The Enchantlings
Volume 1
Maureen L. Bonatch

A Paranormal Romance from
The Wild Rose Press
Available on December 22, 2014
  
Hope Doesn’t Know If The Man She Can Touch Is A Dream Come True, Or A Nightmare Just Beginning.

Hope only wants to find out if her ability to infuse euphoria or despair with her touch makes her the devil's spawn, or his exterminator. But when the woman who raised her is murdered by something not human, she loses the only family she knew and discovers one she might wish she hadn’t.

Drawn back to the hometown she vowed never to return to, her ability is seen as an asset to everyone but Hope, and she doesn't know who to trust. Her family wants her to help them overcome an enemy oppressing the human population, while the man of her dreams is courting her for the Underworld.

Time is running out, and Hope’s choice may be made for her, as she discovers she’s a pawn in a bigger game played by a merciless ruler who doesn't lose.



Excerpt:
I strained to release my arm from Griffith’s vise-like grip while scanning the surrounding trees, trying to determine which was less of a threat, the beast of a man holding me or those who might be waiting for me in the woods.
“You will come inside, now.” Griffith spoke slowly and deliberately as if I were a small child.
I batted at the hand Griffith placed on my head. “I’m not a puppy, quit petting me.”
“I will protect you.” Griffith’s warm breath caressed my ear. “If for no other reason, to find out what I’m giving up and why she wants you so badly.”
I inhaled his masculine scent, like musky earth. It washed over my face, and the tension in my jaw released. I stopped struggling. “Are you the devil?” My tongue was thick and heavy so the words came out slurred.
“Not even close.” His words soothed and comforted, like having a weighted blanket cocoon me. Each movement was an effort. It wasn’t the same as the thing in the woods. This was more like the feeling after a long massage or bubble bath.
“It’s not safe.” Griffith wrapped his arms around me, and I rested against his broad chest.
“It’s not safe.” I nodded. My muscles relaxed and my eyelids grew heavy.
“It’s cold. We’re going inside.” Griffith kept his arm supporting me as he steered me toward the house.
“We’re going inside.” I parroted and walked up the steps, leaning heavily on him.
Out of the corner of my eye, something was cautiously moving at the edge of the woods. Branches snapped as whatever was observing us crept closer.


Destiny Calling is available at Amazon Kindle   Amazon Paperback  The Wild Rose Press


Friday, December 19, 2014

Cover Reveal: Eban by Allison Merritt

Eban (The Heckmasters, Book 2)
Author: Allison Merritt
ISBN13: 978-1-61922-634-0
Length: 70k
Release date: April 7, 2015

If love can’t save them, there will be hell to pay.
Grateful for his mother’s human blood that cools the dark fire of his demon father, Eban Heckmaster has set up a medical practice in New Mexico territory. But there’s no hope of living a normal life until he rids himself of a seductive demon that’s been pursuing him.

Vanquishing it won’t be as simple as sharpening his demon-hunting sword. The clever creature is hiding inside his best friend’s head, and she has no idea of the havoc she’s been wreaking, especially with his body.

Beryl suspects Eban knows why she’s been waking up with no memory of where she’s been or what she’s done, but he’s not talking. But when she inevitably learns what he’s hiding—or rather, what’s hiding inside her—she wonders if her love for him is real, or an illusion created by the demon’s lust.

Eban is losing the battle to hold his rising desire in check. There may be only one way to extricate Beryl from the beast entangling her mind. Call upon his demon blood...and offer it as a sacrifice.

Warning: Contains a half-human, half-demon doctor who can heal anyone except himself, and a woman who’d blush if she could remember the sensuous torture she’s been inflicting on him. Could make you wonder if you should start listening to the voices in your head...

About the Author:

A love of reading inspired Allison Merritt to pursue her dream of becoming an author who writes historical, paranormal and fantasy romances, often combining the sub-genres. She lives in a small town in the Ozark Mountains with her husband and dogs. When she's not writing or reading, she hikes in national parks and conservation areas.

Allison graduated from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri with a B.A. in mass communications that's gathering dust after it was determined that she's better at writing fluff than hard news.

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Read the first book in the series: Wystan (The Heckmasters)
Buy links: You can get the book at Samhain,  Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.


Rafflecopter Giveaway: Click HERE to enter a giveaway for a $5 gift card!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Angela Ford's 2014 Holiday Hop

I am pleased to be part of Author Angela Ford’s Holiday Hop! This is a blog hop designed to share our holiday stories with you – and I am thrilled to have a chance to share my newest holiday book, Christmas Journey!
Last Christmas, I introduced you to the fictional town of Zutphen, Michigan. Zutphen is based on several small communities in West Michigan, specifically in the corridor between Grand Rapids and Holland. This area was settled in the 1800s by Dutch immigrants, and the names of villages, streets, and businesses reflect this. The book was so well received, my publisher requested a sequel – and so I wrote a story about Helen DeGroot, the woman who directed the older children in Zutphen Community Church’s annual Christmas pageant.
One of the perks of having books published at EsKape Press is having a fabulous cover designed by Elaina Lee of For the Muse Design. And as always, Elaina came up with a stunning cover for Christmas Journey! (Click on the image to see the book at Amazon)



So now that I have your attention, let’s talk about the book itself. I loved writing this book, because the heroine isn’t a young ingĂ©nue – she’s my age! She has children and grandkids, and she’s active in her community. But other than this, she’s unlike me. Her husband has died, leaving her with enough investments to support her, but she’s having a hard time making ends meet. Fortunately, she has children who are there to help her. And when the pastor’s older brother comes to town, life gets interesting.

Christmas Journey can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and other ebook outlets.

AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAYS! The participating authors of this blog hop have pitched in for a Kindle to one lucky reader. All you have to do is find a picture of your favorite Christmas movie or book and pin it to Angela Ford’s Pinterest board at THIS LINK. A winner will be selected after the end of the blog hop on December 15.



For those of you visiting this blog, I’m offering a giveaway of my own! I made this cute Christmas apron and I’d love to send it to you! To win, leave a comment below telling me about some of the Christmas goodies that come from your kitchen. Good luck, and Merry Christmas!