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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Thirteen paranormal romance tales that will thrill and chill you just in time for All Hallow's Eve. With many of the stories set in Salem—the ultimate city for witchy, demon, and shape-shifting delight—these tales will enthrall you with their sexy heroes and spellbinding characters. Salem has never been this hot!

Stories by: Gwen Knight, Debbie Herbert, Erzabet Bishop, C.E. Black, Angelica Dawson, Charlie Daye, Kiki Howell and Gina Kincade, Phoenix Johnson, Sherrie Lea Morgan, Elizabeth A. Reeves, Linda Thomas Sundstrom and Hope Welsh.

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Excerpt from Malediction by Erzabet Bishop

Alistair spotted the gorgeous brunette across the room and, when she approached the refreshment table, he followed. For a millisecond he’d taken her for the scrawny woman in the red dress, but on closer inspection he was pleased to note the differences. Same dress, but the way this woman wore it, he was tempted to peel it from her, inch by scrumptious inch.
 His pack mate had poured a few bottles of something into the punch and, while it was entertaining to watch some of the guests succumb to the antics of the season, he didn’t quite feel the same about the sexy female in front of him. This woman would be far more interesting sober, he had a hunch and his predictions usually turned out to be spot on. The markings on her arms intrigued him and he wondered if they covered more of her body. Like tendrils of smoke curling around her flesh, they spiraled around her skin in an unending pattern, giving him the urge to trace every single one and see where it led.
He should be home at Briarwood, but his duties as Beta brought him here to make sure Jessup didn’t get too out of hand. So far the pup had been a bit mischievous, but nothing that would make him worry. Whatever concerns he had melted when he gazed at the beauty in front of him, his animal taking control.
Serious gray eyes winked at him from behind an elegant lacy black mask and he had the urge to peek beneath it to see what she was hiding. Full lips bowed below the mask, and her mass of dark hair was wound into an up-do that he longed to plunge his fingers into while he explored her mouth with his.
Jesus, Alastair. Get a grip.
His wolf perked up when she’d come into view and his instinct to bed her followed in quick succession. He shook it off with a frown. One night stands were not his style, especially with women he didn’t know. He had other concerns and, as soon as he made sure Jessup wasn’t going to fuck up and intoxicate half of the wealthier citizens of Salem, he was out of here. Duncan was still missing and he’d left Laurel in charge in his stead.
But, her eyes. Fuck. They fairly glowed with a power that socked him in the gut as they watched him from behind the mask. When she wet her lips and took her bottom lip between her teeth, he almost lost the battle with himself not to let his beast take over and drag her into the nearest coat closet.
“Are you here with someone?” He cleared his throat, aware of the growl threading through his voice.
“No. Are you?”
“Just a couple of friends. What do you think? Want to end up in a compromising situation with a stranger?” He grinned and, seeing Jessup approach, steered her away from the refreshment table. Alistair wanted her to himself, at least for a little while.
“Seven deadly sins? How about a dance? With my footwork, that could lead towards all kinds of infractions.”
“Hmm.” He swung her into his arms and into the crowd, relishing the sensation of his hand on her lower back. The plunging view offered by her bodice made his body stand at attention and the wolf beneath his skin whined with want. “So, which deadly sin could you possibly have that would sink a guy faster than lust? That dress…”
“These shoes.”
“Oh, but those… those are not a sin. Not at all. In fact, I could look at them all night long.”
“You could, could you?” The woman laughed, deep and sensual. Her eyes snapped with amusement. “Then you try wearing them.”
“Maybe I will.” He wanted her, and the closer they got, the more obvious it was going to become. He weaved her around the dance floor, her movements matching his. Her perfume and the spicy scent of her hair were making it hard to concentrate. At the look in her eyes, he dragged her back hard against him, his animal wild in his blood.
“Do you want to get out of here?”
 “Let’s get some air.” Alistair led her out onto the balcony, the twinkle lights flickered making the grounds outside the hotel look enchanted. He had to clear his head.
“Who are you?” Alistair brushed a strand of hair away from her face.
“I’m just a girl who needs an escape from reality. How about you?”
“Same here.”
“Just a girl, huh?” The mystery woman smiled.
He gathered her into his arms, letting her feel the full force of his arousal. “I don’t know. I’m not feeling much like a girl right now.”
“No. I didn’t think you were.” She leaned into his embrace, her lips curving up in an inviting smile.
“What’s your name?”
“Bridget. Yours?”
“Well, Alistair. It’s nice to meet you. I have one question.”
“What’s that?”
“How long is it going to take for you to kiss me?”
“Time me.” Alistair’s mouth covered hers hungrily and he forced her mouth open with his thrusting tongue. She gasped, trembling within his embrace and he pulled her deeper into the shadows, away from prying eyes.

About Erzabet:

Erzabet Bishop is an award winning and bestselling author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Crave, Snow (Three Times More Lucky Box Set), Malediction (upcoming-A Wicked Halloween Box Set), Map of Bones (upcoming-A Wicked Affair Box Set), Sanguine Shadows (Vampire Bites Box Set), The Science of Lust, Wicked for You, Heart’s Protector, Burning for You, Red Hot (upcoming), Bayou Shadows (upcoming-Nola Naughty Nine) Hedging Her Bets (Alpha Fever Box Set), Cat’s Got Her Tongue (Alpha Heat Box Set), Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark (upcoming),The Devil’s Due (upcoming), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Sigil Fire, Glitter Lust (upcoming), Written on Skin, Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic Café, Fantasies in Red, Sweet Seductions, Holiday Cruise, Fetish Fair, Temptation Resorts: Jess, Temptation Resorts: Marnie, Taming the Beast, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies.
Follow her on Twitter @erzabetbishop.


Friday, July 22, 2016

Destiny's Favor - Orlosian Warriors Bk 2- Dariel Raye #urbanparanormal #fiction #adult #romance

Destiny’s Favor (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2)
Destiny’s Favor synopsis
His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his.

Imagine meeting a man who looks like an angel, wings and all? What would you do if this man told you he existed with only one purpose – to claim you and only you?

Destiny Carter is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, who finds herself in that age old quandary, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” A string of lackluster relationships leave her hopeless and ready to settle…Until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s life, and instinctively, she knows this is just the beginning.

Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth looks like an angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one meant for him alone.

When he meets Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, he will have to betray a friend, risk his life, and hardest of all, humble himself enough to win her love.

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Meeting at the bus station
Still too far away to get a good look at the legendary J, Destiny watched the two men hug briefly, her mind going back to the conversation with Memaw. “Destiny, you be extra careful the next few days. Okay? Memaw’s got a feeling.” She wondered what all the sudden drama was about, especially since she was always careful.
The older woman was always right, though, so she glanced around cautiously as she walked. Memaw had said those same words to her the night she was attacked. J bent to pick up his one bag of luggage, and before she could reach them, they were heading back toward her.
She overheard part of their conversation as they came closer. “…man, I know it’s after two and all, but I’ve never seen everybody asleep at the bus station like this before. Everybody was laid out except you...”
Destiny couldn’t help noticing J’s striking gait as he stalked closer, almost graceful, but with a natural swagger.  Now that’s a jungle cat in a man’s body.
She dragged her gaze from Robert’s friend and surveyed the station in an attempt to stop staring, unable to miss how hesitant she was to stop admiring him. Something about the way he moved sent a jolt of energy rushing through her, punching her guilt button along the way. Her relationship with Robert was no match made in heaven, but that did not make it okay to have the thoughts she was having about his best friend.
Even during this beautiful season, the dreary bus station looked and felt dank, hopeless. The floodlights, although strategically placed, barely pierced the darkness, and the skinny trees left over from the last time anyone cared, reminded her of how she really felt about being alone.
A blur of movement caught her attention. Fear and nausea invaded her, welling up from its hiding place as a tall, dark figure rushed toward her, hands like claws reaching to grab her. Time stood still as waves of nausea struck, rendering her unable to move, a predicament she’d never found herself in until the reality-changing attack.
Destiny stumbled and fell to the ground, setting every survival instinct in motion to fight, but as quickly as the shadow appeared, it was gone. The station was eerily quiet and still again, and she was standing, with no memory of getting up from the ground.
She glanced around again, checking all sides, then turned to face Robert and J as they stopped in front of her like nothing happened. “Baby, this is Japheth Danaelson. Everybody calls him J. J, this is Destiny Carter, my Baby.”
She tried to dismiss her hazy account of the monster as a flashback, but subconsciously, she knew better. Something had just tried to attack her again. Just as suddenly as it had appeared, the creature had stopped in its tracks. Despite disorientation, wobbly knees, and the feeling that she had somehow skipped through time, her mind reeling with doubt over what she’d just seen, Japheth’s presence overshadowed everything else.
Up close, Japheth was breathtaking. Glancing around again every few seconds, Destiny tried desperately to hold onto something concrete to alleviate her lingering fear, and Robert’s friend provided a welcome anchor. She had trouble forming words, but she was grateful when she managed to whisper. “Hi.”

Dariel Raye
Dariel is an animal lover who writes IR/MC (interracial/multi-cultural) paranormal and dark urban fantasy romance. She is presently writing a shifter series, “Dark Sentinels,” a reluctant hell-dweller series, “Kushiel’s Keep,” two Nephilim series with vampire-like heroes, “Orlosian Warriors” and “Cain’s Progeny,” “Lifegivers,” a paranormal romance series with a variety of beings, a crossover paranormal thriller shifter trilogy with romantic elements, “Gateway,” and an erotic fantasy newsletter serial. To learn more about Dariel and her books, visit her blog join her newsletter, and follow her on Amazon.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Author Spotlight - Minase Masara #gay #fiction #manga #yaoi

Welcome to BRB, everyone!

Born under the zodiacal sign Sagittarius in Iwate Prefecture, Japan, Minase Masara is a well-known and well-loved mangaka that has her own distinctive art style. With tall, slender characters that have expressive eyes and her ability to create simple but engaging plots, I can’t help but constantly seek out her work. It was really difficult to pick one manga since she’s created some forty-odd titles, so I chose three that I have read time and time again.

The first title is Aibou no Jouken. Yuzuru and Daisuke were close during high school but something changed their relationship, and Yuzuru left without a word only to bump into Daisuke years later at his company. The pair share an unsettled past, and Yuzuru has moved on, but a married Daisuke can’t seem to let go. And Yuzuru can’t help but wonder if their meeting is fate or if his old friend has shown up on purpose. I’m not a huge fan of sports based stories but because Aibou no Jouken carefully incorporates the baseball giving equivalent time to the men, I enjoyed it immensely. Both characters are equally as strong, no whiny uke here, and it’s always nice to read about a healthy gay relationship.

The second title is Cinderella Plot. Ao Sakabara is a young actor who appreciates and credits his success to his fans. When he gets a huge career-boosting role in a drama written by his favorite screenwriter, he’s more than thrilled. Especially, since one of his co-actors Kousuke Wakatabe is famous. But an unexpected part of his past shows up, which has the potential to either ruin him or make him happier than he’s ever been. This on-going romantic drama is longer but no less enjoyable. Ao is a great character—full of life, naturally kind and forthright. Kou Higashihara (Ryota Azuma: real name) is also a wonderful character in his own right even though he acts like a demanding ass in the beginning, the proverbial overly sensitive genius. The art is superb as always.
The third title is Daikirai Na Aitsu or The One I Hate is a shorter yaoi that packs a lot of punch with its strong, endearing characters and simple yet pleasing story. Chihiro is an out-of-work theatre actor who takes a job as a housekeeper for a wealthy businessman. The hours are flexible and the pay is decent, so he can’t say no to his uncle’s offer. Eventually, he cooks for Yuto too. But even still Yuto remains a sarcastic, rude, and stuck-up asshole who constantly belittles Chihiro. It seems pretty improbable that these two men would fall for one another, however, they do. Daikirai Na Aitsu is really a sweet story. It’s interesting and funny how Yuto finally changes his tune and wins over Chihiro.

All Titles:
Aibou no Jouken                          
Anata wo Mamoritakute                          
Cinderella Plot                          
Daikirai na Aitsu!                          
Doukyonin no Binandomo                          
Douse Mou Nigerarenai (MINASE Masara)                          
Empty Heart                          
Engage (FUYUNO Jinko) (Novel)                          
Father Complex                          
Gokujou no Koibito                          
Haraguro Megane Seme                          
Hidoi Otoko                          
Ikusen no Toki o Koete                          
Inu to no Hibi                          
Itsumo Yasashii                          
Joushi to Ore no Himitsu                          
Juunen Ai - Decade of Love                          
Kokoro to Karada no Hazama                          
Kyoumei - Glamorous Voice                          
Libido (MINASE Masara)                          
Love & Action                          
Lover's Position                          
Machibito (MINASE Masara)                          
Manatsu no Zanshou                          
Midara na Sasayaki                          
Mijuku na Kareshi                          
Missing Code                          
Sawareru Taion                          
Shortcut Love                          
Take Over Zone                          
Tasogare wa Karera no Jikan               
The Lonely Egoist (Novel)                          
Toiki Yori mo Yasashii                          
Tonari ni Iru no ni, Tooi                          
Torikago no Naka no Kimi                          
Tsugunai no yukue                          
Unbalance na Netsu                          
Uso to Kiss                          
Usotsuki na Kimi no Toriko                          

Watashi ni Nita Dare ka

Happy Yaoi Hunting!
Blak Rayne

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Outlander #bookreview #romance #drama #historical

I can write romance and, I do enjoy watching romantic movies once in a while, but reading romance usually doesn't appeal to me. I know that sounds extremely bizarre coming from an author that pens erotic romance. And, I know it's been said in order for an author to hone their skills they should read what they flog. But I beg to differ. Sometimes absorbing too much of what you intend to publish can actually influence your written voice. Don't get me wrong, reading is just as important as writing on a regular basis, to keep the mind sharp and focused and the ideas flowing. The more you study the greater the improvement you'll find when putting your words to paper.

Anyway, getting back to the romance thing. Like I said, if I walked into Chapters it wouldn't be the first genre I'd scoop from the shelf. So, when I decided to take the plunge and read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, I seriously wondered if I'd be bored to tears. The sheer size of the novel (850 pages for the paperback version I bought) seemed a daunting challenge, not that I'm a slow reader. If I get into a story, I can polish it off in a relatively short period of time, days in some cases regardless of the page count (hell I've written massive novels myself). The reason I chose Outlander was because my sister-in-law read the series, loved and praised it, and she wouldn't stop hounding me. And I mean several years of harassment. Every time we'd visit, our conversation would inevitably lead to books and our latest reading material and, she'd ask: "Have you read Outlander yet?"

So, guess what, this review is dedicated solely to you, Lori! :)

Written in first person, Outlander is a historical romance piece, where former combat nurse Claire Randall travels from 1945 back to 1743 Scotland, during a second honeymoon with her husband. There's no possible way I can write a fully detailed plot summary; first, whatever I'd have to say would never do the story justice and, secondly, there is just too much happening in this novel for me to explain it accurately. But, what I can tell you is I thoroughly enjoyed Outlander. It's well written with stunning detail, powerful characters that draw you in, love and sex that everyone should have the privilege of experiencing at least once in their life, and a plot that is constantly evolving, dragging you deeper into Claire Randall's psyche. Outlander has it all: desire, love, sex, humour, betrayal, trust, drama, action, suspense and more. Diana Gabaldon left nothing to chance when she wrote her debut novel. If you're historical romance fan then I'm sure you'll fall for Outlander, and if you've already consumed this titan of passion then you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. Give me James Fraser! 5 Stars!

Happy Yaoi Hunting!
Blak Rayne