söndag 31 augusti 2014

Why I read romance.

Well...I´m a romantic person.I admit it!I love emotional stories with passion!I have to say this:I don´t think romance is "mommy porn."I don´t feel bad just because I read Laura Wright´s Harlequin books for example.Her books are a comfort for me when I feel sad.I also get to "travel" to other places while I´m reading.I want to believe that there is a happy ending for me too.Find the prince with the white horse..or maybe the vampire with a motorcycle.LOL!

I am a PROUD romance reader!!!

torsdag 28 augusti 2014

Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall Blog Tour - Guest Posts/Interviews

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Intro: New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, Dianne Duvall, returns with the much-anticipated 5th book in her paranormal romance Immortal Guardians series, NIGHT UNBOUND! 

Title: Night Unbound
Series: Immortal Guardians #5
Author: Dianne Duvall
Format: eBook/Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Publication: September 2nd 2014 by Zebra
ISBN: 1420129805
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians protect humanity from unspeakable horrors--but their hearts are as fragile as any mortal's. . .

For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for--and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.

Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?

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Praise for the Immortal Guardians series:
"Duvall is a major player." --RT Book Reviews

"The Immortal Guardians series is one you'll want to follow." --The Romance Review

"These dark, kick-ass guardians can protect me any day!" --Alexandra Ivy on Darkness Dawns

"Whizzing along at light speed. . .this sophomore effort sizzles." --Publishers Weekly on Night Reigns

Book 1, Darkness Dawns - http://bit.ly/1m38HWH
Book 2, Night Reigns - http://bit.ly/1m38HWH
Book 3, Phantom Shadows - http://bit.ly/1m38HWH
Book 3.5, In Still Darkness - http://bit.ly/1m38HWH
Book 4, Darkness Rises - http://bit.ly/1m38HWH
Book 5, Night Unbound - http://bit.ly/1m38HWH

Those Irresistible Vampires . . .

Thank you so much for joining me!  I’m here today to celebrate the upcoming September 2nd release of NIGHT UNBOUND, the fifth book in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series.  I’m so excited!  For those of you who are hearing about it for the first time, my Immortal Guardians series takes what has been described by reviewers as a fresh approach to the vampire romance genre.  So I thought I would take a minute to explore just why I, and other readers, find vampires so immensely appealing.

There’s the obvious, of course:  the fascination inspired by the notion of immortality.  The idea of never getting sick, growing old, or dying is an intriguing one for many.  As is the notion of healing swiftly from almost any wound suffered without requiring medical attention. 

Possessing incredible strength and speed are also common characteristics of vampires, and are traits I (and many of my Facebook friends, I’ve learned) would certainly appreciate possessing.  Both the immortals and vampires in my series boast these, which can produce some interesting battle scenes and leave the humans upon which the vampires prey at a particular disadvantage. 

In my fictional world, you see, vampires and immortals are infected with a very rare symbiotic virus that first conquers, then replaces the immune system and lends them the aforementioned characteristics.  The virus DOES come with a few downsides, though, namely an unfortunate photosensitivity and need for blood.  An even greater drawback to the virus:  It causes progressive brain damage in all humans infected with it, causing them to rapidly descend into madness.  So even good guys who are infected with it will inevitably become evil.

Immortals, on the other hand, were something more than human before their transformation.  Though they don’t know the source of it, each was born with incredibly advanced DNA that bestows upon them special paranormal abilities (such as telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, and the like) and mutates the virus so they aren’t afflicted by the madness it causes in humans.  Exceedingly powerful warriors, the Immortal Guardians thus spend their nights hunting and slaying the vampires who prey upon humans.

Now, the vampires in my series come in a wide variety.  Some have been infected for years and are completely psychotic.  Their actions are violent and so unpredictable that they even turn on their own kind.  Thus far, Dennis has been my favorite psychotic vampire in the Immortal Guardians series.  He was so deliciously evil and totally lacking in conscience.  You just never knew whom he would turn on next.  Other vampires in my series are newly transformed and—still lucid—are either struggling to understand their new existence (and distinguish friend from foe) or are high on the power they wield and delight in toying with their victims.  And then there are vampires who fall somewhere in the middle, allying themselves with the Immortal Guardians while they cling desperately to sanity by their fingertips and hope a cure will be found for the madness that digs its claws in a little deeper each day.  I admit Cliff is a favorite of mine who falls into this last category.  He’s a favorite of many readers, as well, who have written to me, hoping the Immortal Guardians will be able to save him.  (I’m afraid I still don’t know the answer to that one.)

Returning to the appeal of vampires and immortals . . .  I think one of the greatest is the altered concept of the HEA they necessitate.  Happily ever after in the immortal world takes on a whole new meaning.  It doesn’t last decades.  It lasts centuries.  Millennia even.  Outside the fictional realm, we live in a society in which many forms of the media mock falling in love and make the idea of spending the rest of one’s brief, mortal life with one person seem downright torturous.  So, I find the concept of a couple being thrown together and falling so deeply in love that they will happily commit to each other for centuries very appealing, and suspect others do, too. 

In recent years, the question has periodically been raised as to whether or not interest in vampire romance is on the decline.  Personally, I don’t think readers will ever tire of vampires.  Vampires have featured prominently in books for over a century, after all, and in films for nearly as long in a wide variety of incarnations.  Dark and deadly.  Dashing and romantic.  Downright comedic.  As long as writers continue to reinvent them, I doubt Vampires will ever lose their appeal.  And the possibilities are endless.

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Dianne Duvall earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of St. Thomas, where she studied fiction writing, playwriting, and poetry writing. Darkness Dawns, the first book in her Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews. It was also deemed a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews and a Best Book by Long and Short Reviews. Night Reigns, the second book in the series, was nominated for Best Best Book of 2011 - Paranormal Romance by The Romance Reviews and declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews. Phantom Shadows, the third book in the series, has been declared a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Her Immortal Guardians novella In Still Darkness was released in the Predatory anthology on May 7, 2013, and has received many fabulous reviews. Darkness Rises, the fourth book in the series, hit the USA Today Bestseller list, has been nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and was deemed a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.

Dianne has also completed two not-yet-published paranormal romance novels that are prequels to Darkness Dawns. A Sorceress of His Own is a medieval romance with paranormal elements that won awards in the Lone Star, Where the Magic Begins, Southern Heat, Picture This, Book of Your Heart and Suzannah national writing competitions. Rendezvous With Yesterday is a time travel romance and won second place in the Picture This writing contest.

In addition to writing romance, Dianne has completed a one-act play (comedy) and teamed up with an award-wining screenwriter to write a spec script for a new situation comedy. Several of her poems have also been published in anthologies.

When she isn’t writing, Dianne is very active in the independent film industry and once even appeared on screen as a machete-weilding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.

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söndag 24 augusti 2014

Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh.

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh stuns with a sizzling contemporary romance…

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction. 

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be… 

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…

fredag 22 augusti 2014

My review of Whipped by Sabrina York.

It was hot,hot,hot!I love military Alpha men!*Sigh*I read this in one setting because it was so good!I will def read more from this author.

torsdag 21 augusti 2014

When a Laird takes a Lady by Rowan Keats.

 I have been craving highlander books lately and while I was looking around on Goodreads I found When a Laird takes a Lady.:))

And I loved this book!It was awesome!And the cover is so beautiful.*Sigh*Medieval Scotland is very interesting.I studied history at Lund University 2008 and the proffessor,Dick Harrison,was one of my favorite teachers there.We both love the Medieval!I can´t wait for the next one!Wulf´s story will be good...I know it!

tisdag 19 augusti 2014

Release Day Launch for HARD TO HOLD ON TO by Laura Kaye!

My review of Hard to hold on to:

I'm glad Easy got his own book! And Laura write about something important; suicide.It is common amongst soldiers, both active and veterans.Easy has suicide thoughts but he is finally talking about it with Nick.Jenna make him feel like he has something to live for! He tries to believe! Laura Kaye is one of my favorite authors and this story is worth five stars!

I got an Arc from the publisher and this is my honest review!

Easy tugged down the covers and gestured for Jenna to get in. She chose the side that would allow her to lie on the uninjured side of her face.
“After what you’ve been through, I don’t want to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable,” Easy said.
Propping herself on an elbow, Jenna shook her head. “You won’t. You’re the—” She blanched as if she hadn’t meant to say whatever she’d nearly said.
Which made Easy need to know. He crawled on the bed as if lured by the words. “Finish. That. Sentence.”
She eased back onto the pillow, red hair sprawling around her shoulders like silk, and stared up at him. And it took everything Easy had not to settle himself on top of her and tease the words out with his hands and tongue.
“The only one who makes me feel safe," she whispered.
Satisfaction humming through him, Easy turned and stretched out on his back. Because if he kept looking at her while she was looking at him like that, he might not be able to restrain himself from having what he wanted. A taste. A chance.
None of which she was in any shape for. And given the shitstorm in his head, probably neither was he.
“Good. That’s good,” he murmured, blowing out a long breath. Damn, he was tired. Not just because he hadn’t slept much the night before. But because of the size of the load he’d been shouldering for the past twelve-plus months. If he could only figure out how to put it down. He scrubbed his hands over his face, wishing he could shake himself out of this fucking slump.
If Rimes were here, he’d kick Easy’s ass for being such a morose motherfucker.
But he wasn’t here. Which was the damn problem in a nutshell.
He dropped his arms to the bed and peered over at Jenna.
She lay on her side facing him, hand tucked under her chin, not looking the least bit settled or relaxed.
“Whatchu need?”
“You.” She spoke the word without any hesitation, any doubt, any seeming self-consciousness.
“Have me, Jenna. Whatever you want,” he said, his cock stirring no matter how hard he reined himself in.
Holding his gaze, she moved closer until her head rested on his shoulder and her body trapped his arm between them. And, suddenly, she wasn’t fucking close enough.
“Here,” he whispered, lifting his arm and inviting her closer. And damn if his heart didn’t soar when she fitted herself the rest of the way against him, her face against his throat, her breasts against his ribs, her leg curling up onto his thigh.
He wasn’t sure whose sigh was louder. All Easy knew was that this was the first time in more than a year he didn’t feel alone. Wrapping his arm around her, he couldn’t resist squeezing her in just a little closer.
“Thank you,” she whispered, her breath ticklish against his neck.
He laced his fingers between hers where they rested on his chest. “I gotchu. You just close your eyes and know I’m here.”


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About Hard To Hold On To:
Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves—which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight.  He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. 

Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude.

As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to. 
Buy at Amazon | Amazon.ca | Amazon UK | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

Other Books in the Hard Ink Series:
Hard to Come By (11/25/14)
Hard to Be Good (3/10/15)
Untitled (7/28/15)

Did you know Laura is donating the proceeds of all the sales from the first two weeks to a national non-profit that assists wounded veterans?

Praise for the Hard Ink Series:

For Hard As You Can:
"TOP PICK! There is a sinister and desperate edge to this tale that will keep readers glued to their seats. Kaye has dark romantic suspense nailed!" ~ RT Book Reviews Magazine

"Hard As You Can is another five star read. The characters Ms. Kaye has created are wonderfully broken and the drama is gritty, but the burgeoning romance and the tight-knitted relationship of the team leaves you with a sense of redemption. A must read series!" ~San Francisco Book Review
For Hard As It Gets:
"Edgy, sexy and full of suspense!  A great read from a great new author!" ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author J.R. Ward
"Sizzling romance... The intriguing tattoo parlor and military background will appeal to fans of Suzanne Brockmann and Lindsay McKenna." ~Publishers Weekly Review

"Kaye's depiction of sexual tension and her sex scenes are masterful and this will appeal to fans of Maya Banks' KGI and Julia Ann Walker's Black Knight's series." ~Booklist

About Laura Kaye:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.