Friday, December 12, 2014

NEW RELEASE and LIMITED TIME SALE: CHAOS by Xavier Neal

Hi everyone! I'm really excited to have Xavier Neal on my blog today with her brand new release, Chaos, Book 2 in the Havoc series! 

CHAOS by Xavier Neal


Here's what Chaos is about: 

Clint "Grim" Walker has always been clear about two things in his life, his love of his Marine career and his love for Haven Davenport. His self missions were clear: Be the best Marine possible. Protect Haven at all costs. But when the two objectives collide they leave his once stable existence in chaos.



*NOT A STANDALONE*


* WARNING: Contains strong language & sexual situations. *

Want a little taste? Here are some teasers!







Kindle | Nook (coming soon) | iTunes



Can't get enough Xavier Neal? 


Havoc Series:

Havoc - OUT NOW!!!

Chaos - Out now!

Insanity - Coming Soon


Senses Series:


Blind - Available Now!!!

Deaf - Available Now!!!

Numb Available Now!!!

Hush Available Now!!!

Savor - January 3rd, 2014


Never Say Neverland Series:


Get Lost - Available Now!!!

Lost in Lies - Coming 2015


About the Author

Xavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or fandoms she recently discovered. (At the top of that list are "Supernatural" and the BBC's "Sherlock"). Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to life.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY -- Kindle Fire HD 7 and Gift Cards!


Welcome to the Addictive Reads Holiday Giveaway Event! 

From December 12-31, 2014, the authors at Addictive Reads are hosting a giveaway where you have the chance to win a Kindle Fire HD 7 pre-loaded with over 30 of our novels, novellas, and short stories (an approx. retail value of $239)

We’re also offering up $50, $20, and $15 gift cards as prizes. The winners will be able to choose to receive their gift cards from Amazon, iTunes, B&N, or Google Play. (Note: Winners for the gift cards will be selected from world wide entries. Unfortunately due to the cost of shipping overseas, the grand prize will be limited to U.S. entries only.)


I hope you've been enjoying the holidays. One of my favorite things is decorating our Christmas tree. I love strange or unusual Christmas ornaments, and today I'm going to share a few of my all-time favorites. First off, here's our lovely tree in its entirety: 




Looks pretty normal, right? Well here are some of the odd little ornaments you can find on it! First up is one of my very favorites: the Christmas hedgehog! 



Isn't he just the cutest? I found him at a Nordstrom's many years ago, and just couldn't pass him up!

Next up is another odd ornament (also found at Nordstrom's): the Christmas snail! Yes, it's an actual snail. With a cute little smile on its face. 


No Christmas at the Delamar house would be complete without the Christmas guinea pig! 


Last, but not at all least, are the Country Yumkins! Back in the early 90's, my mom saved up a bunch of Del Monte labels and sent them in to get these ornaments. There's a whole set. Here you can see Sweetie Pea and Juicy Pineapple.


I'd love to hear about your favorite holiday traditions--and if you've got strange ornaments too, I want to know what they are! Let me know in the comments below. 

MY HOLIDAY GIFT TO YOU

If you love romantic suspense, be sure to pick up the FREE prequel in my Blood and Honor Mafia romance series! 





GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

Everyone who comments on this post can enter a special giveaway for a $5 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winner's choice). You can get additional entries by following the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. 



To enter the giveaway for the Kindle Fire HD and the gift cards, be sure to visit the Addictive Reads Holiday Event page. 


Want more chances to win? Visit the next Addictive Reads blog! 



Before you go, be sure to pick up your free gift from all of us:
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

NEW RELEASE and GIVEAWAY: Sabrina York's SNOW ANGELS!

Hi everyone! Today I've got a scorching new release from Sabrina York and a tiara giveaway!

Snow Angels, the final book in the Decadent Calendar Men Series is here!

SNOW ANGELS by Sabrina York
Available December 1st from Decadent Publishing

The last thing Wade Masters wants on his month-long getaway to his sister’s wilderness cabin is company.  A wounded warrior, Wade is looking for complete isolation to deal with the tragedy of his life and his screaming guilt.

But company he gets, in the form of Lyssa Salk, a spunky, diminutive massage therapist. Who says she can talk to dead people.

Trapped together in the snowbound cabin, Wade and Lyssa have little else to do but help each other heal, spiritually, physically and sexually.



READ AN EXCERPT:

He probably stayed in the shower too long; the water was turning tepid. But Wade didn’t care. He stepped out and dried off, ruffling his hair with the fluffy towel. He tried to ignore the pink hearts. But it was either pink hearts or Hello Kitty.
He resolved, if he ever visited this cabin again, he would bring his own towels. Something manly.
Camo maybe.
A sharp series of barks brought his head up with a snap.
Bo.
Bo rarely barked, and then only at a threat.
Wade snapped into gear, wrapping the towel around his waist and stopping in the bedroom to grab his pistol. He’d seen bear tracks and scat on his run and though it was the middle of winter, he knew they could come out of hibernation. They’d been known to break into cabins if they smelled food.
His heart leapt into his throat at the thought of Bo facing a hungry five-hundred pound beast with no protection.
Towel flapping, he pounded down the short hall into the great room of the cabin, expecting the worst. He stopped in his tracks.
Yeah.
It was the worst.
Not a bear.
But an even greater predator.
There, pressed up against the door, cornered by his snarling protector, be-speckled with snow and clutching a mangy backpack, was a woman.
He could tell she was a woman, even though she wore about six coats, one on top of the other, and a knit hat pulled down over her ears. Long black hair escaped from the cap, trailing over her shoulders. But it was the eyes that gave her away, wide and round and fringed with thick lashes. And her chin. It was delicate, dimpled, quivering. Her lips were parted. Her exquisite face pale.
Bo glanced back at him as if crowing, look what I caught! And then edged forward with an ominous growl.
The girl clutched her backpack closer and issued a panicked little peep. She tried to press back into the door, making herself as tiny as she could, but there was no give. 
Besides, she was tiny enough.
Like a woodland sprite.
He would have thought her a fairy come in from the woods if he’d had a hint of whimsy in him. And if she hadn’t been wearing everything she owned. He didn’t know much about fairies, but he was pretty sure they had some fashion sense.
Bo’s growl became a snarl, a snap, and the girl warbled a wail. “Please!” she cried. “Call him off!”
Wade snapped his fingers, fully expecting Bo to heel. He’d been methodically trained by a world-renown expert. He always behaved.
He did not.
His hackles rose and he took another menacing step toward the girl. A tear tracked down her cheek. Her entire body shook. “P-please!”
“Bo! Fuß!” The command to heel in the language he’d learned as a puppy, penetrated and Bo licked his muzzle, gave a canine whine and padded to Wade’s side. “Braver Hund.” Wade riffled the scruff of Bo’s beck and gave him a scratch. “Good dog.”
The girl collapsed against the door, but her attention did not waver from Bo, whose hackles were still up. Wade didn’t understand his dog’s reaction. He’d always been friendly to strangers before, more likely to whap them to death with his tail than to so much as growl. But then his gaze fell on the small cage at the girl’s feet and he froze. He could see a hint of the creature inside and he suddenly understood.
Hell.
She had a cat.
Perfect.
Not only was his solitude shattered by an unwanted female guest, a bedraggled homeless ragamuffin, she’d brought a cat.
Damn.
He hated cats.

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KINDLE | KOBO | ITUNES | DECADENT 

About the Calendar Men Series

Read all 12 stories in this brand new multi-author series for 2014...and you'll have a new book-boyfriend for every month of the year!

http://calendar-men.blogspot.com/

Off the charts swoon-factor.
Hot heroes.
A man for every month.


Told by some of best authors in the world of romance, the Calendar Men stories have contemporary settings and star strong heroes doing good while
looking great; men pose for a charity calendar to help military families of fallen heroes. Each has his own special reason for wanting to help the fictional Hero Family Fund, and each has his own obstacles to overcome.

January – Outback Dirty by JoAnne Kenrick
February – February Lover by Rebecca Royce
March – Seducing Helena by Ann Mayburn
July – The Letter by Mina Carter
August – Burning Love by Cassandra Carr
September – A Model Hero by Sara Daniel
October – Falling For her Navy SEAL Again by Clarissa Yip
November – Thankful For You by Cindy Spencer Pape
December – Snow Angels by Sabrina York

WIN A TIARA

I admit it, I am a bling addict. As a result, I occasionally need to empty out my tiara closet so I can buy more. Enter to win one of your own and a signed copy of one of my print books here:

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Giveaway ends December 31!


About Sabrina York

Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & sexy to scorching erotic romance.  Connect with her on twitter @sabrina_york, on Facebook or on Pinterest. Check out Sabrina’s books and read an excerpt on Amazon or wherever e-books are sold. Visit her webpage at www.sabrinayork.com to check out her books, excerpts and contests. Free Teaser Book: http://sabrinayork.com/home-2/sabrina-yorks-teaser-book/ And don’t forget to enter to win the royal tiara!


Favorite my Amazon Author Page 
Follow me on Twitter @sabrina_york 
Follow me on Goodreads 
Check out my Pinterest boards (prepare to spend the day)

Other Books by Sabrina York

Tryst Island Series—Steamy Contemporary Romance 

Rebound Book 1
Smoking Holt  Book 3
Heart of Ash  Book 4

Anthologies and Collections


Stand Alone Contemporary Romance

Heartbreak on a Stick


ALSO FROM DECADENT PUBLISHING!

The last thing Katie expects—when she meets her friend Joy for a girls’ weekend in Vegas to celebrate her divorce—is an ambush. But Joy, determined to get Katie “back on the horse,” has submitted her profile with Madame Eve—who’s found her the perfect man.

Katie doesn’t want another man. She certainly doesn’t want or need confirmation that it’s her fault Mark could never satisfy her.

When Sebastian—scarred by the infidelity of his wife—overhears Katie’s confession, and the fact that she was faithful to her husband for ten years even though he never met her needs, he’s intrigued. More than intrigued. He’s determined to prove to this gorgeous, tempting, fascinating woman that she is not frigid. In fact, she is fierce.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

NEW RELEASE and LIMITED TIME SALE: HUSH by Xavier Neal

Hi everyone! I'm really excited to have Xavier Neal on my blog today with her brand new release, Hush


Here's what Hush is about: 

Logan "Unbreakable" Kellar finally has everything he's always wanted in life. When a career opportunity, that could jeopardize everything, comes along, he's put back in the position where he's spent most of his life. Torn. Now, Logan has a hard hitting choice to make. Tell the only girl he's ever loved exactly what he's feeling or fall back on old habits and keep his feelings on the Hush.

*NOT A STANDALONE*


* WARNING: Contains strong language & sexual situations. *

Want a little taste? Here are some teasers!












Can't get enough Xavier Neal? 


Havoc Series:

Havoc - OUT NOW!!!

Chaos - Coming December 2014

Insanity - Coming Soon


Senses Series:


Blind - Available Now!!!

Deaf - Available Now!!!

Numb Available Now!!!

Hush Available Now!!!

Savor - January 3rd, 2014


Never Say Neverland Series:


Get Lost - Available Now!!!

Lost in Lies - Coming 2015


About the Author

Xavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or fandoms she recently discovered. (At the top of that list are "Supernatural" and the BBC's "Sherlock"). Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to life.

Friday, November 21, 2014

GIVEAWAY! Winter Heat Blog Hop



Welcome to the Winter Heat Blog Hop! In addition to telling you about my books, my prize for the hop is a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card -- winner's choice!! To enter, follow the instructions in the RaffleCopter below. 

I write very steamy, gritty, dark Mafia romance. The "Blood and Honor" series is about two warring Mafia families, the Lucchesis and the Andrettis. This crime family saga starts with a prequel (Malavita) set twenty-eight years in the past that details the origins of a feud that continues in the present with the books RevengeRetribution, and the latest release, Redemption. The final book, Reckoning, is slated for release in early 2015. 

Each book features a hero and heroine who face impossible odds and must fight for their love--and their very lives--within the murky underworld of the Italian Mob. 

Be warned--these are dark, sexy, violent books that are definitely not for the faint of heart! If they were movies, they'd be rated R. Think "The Godfather" meets "Romeo & Juliet." (The prequel, Malavita, which is free, is more PG-13 than the rest of the series.) 




Here's what readers are saying about the series: 


“Plenty of sexy scenes, drama, action, adventure, suspense, blood, love, friendship, just a fantastic read. Highly recommended, wish I could give it more than 5 stars, this is a perfect TEN!”

“I cannot get enough of a good Mafia story. I think those Italian boys are so cute in leather. Ahem. Sorry, off-topic. Malavita is tragic love story with blood and bullets. Really, what more could anyone want? Oh, it’s set in Italy. And it is so good. The characters are brilliant Mafia. The dialogue perfect. The only problem was it ended.”

"This series is awesome!!! If this series was ever made into a movie it would put the Godfather to shame! I am always pulled into the lives that Dana creates in her books. Heart beating so fast it is like I am part of the story line!!! If you are looking for fantastic writing style and being pulled into a story this is it!! I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. I WANT TO GIVE IT MORE THAN 5 STARS."

Want a little taste? 

Here's an excerpt from Book 2, Retribution, which is about a British Interpol agent who goes undercover and gets mixed up with a headstrong Mafia princess. He's playing a dangerous game, one that might get them both killed... 

Nick turned the music up and caught Delfina’s eye. Was it just his imagination, or had she been admiring his bare arse? “Watching me, were you?” he asked, keeping his voice pitched low.

She blushed, roses staining her cheeks. His chest felt lighter than it had in weeks. “I’m not answering that.”

He strode over to her and leaned in, forcing her to sprawl back on the bed, caged within his arms. He placed his lips near her ear. “Your blush told me everything. Every single naughty thought you were having.”

Madonna,” she muttered and braced her hands against his chest. “You’re getting a swollen head.”

He darted his tongue out and ran it along the edge of her ear. “Most certainly.” He put a knee up on the bed and rubbed his cock along her thigh.

She laughed and pushed against him, but he didn’t budge. “Time to get undressed,” he whispered. Her hands went to the buttons that ran down the front of the silk blouse tucked into her skirt. She played with the top one. 

“Now?” she asked, her voice lilting and playful.

“Now.” He rumbled the word in her ear and she shivered. “Take it off. I want to see you. All of you.”



Sounds awesome! Where can I get the books?



If you haven't started the series, the prequel, Malavita, is FREE now on all retailers! 



If you prefer paperback, you can find Malavita here: 


Prize Giveaway!

To thank you for visiting my blog and participating in the Winter Heat Blog Hop, I'm giving away giving away a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card--winner's choice! 

To win, you must post a comment with your name and email address. Comments without an email address will be discarded. (Blog comment email addresses are required in case of typos in the Rafflecopter entry; they aren't used for any other purpose.) 

For additional chances to win, follow the instructions in the RaffleCopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Click the next blog to keep hopping! 




GIVEAWAY! Cranberries & Spice Blog Hop



Welcome to the Cranberries & Spice Blog Hop! In addition to telling you about my books, my prize for the hop is a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card -- winner's choice!! To enter, follow the instructions in the RaffleCopter below. 

I write very steamy, gritty, dark Mafia romance. The "Blood and Honor" series is about two warring Mafia families, the Lucchesis and the Andrettis. This crime family saga starts with a prequel (Malavita) set twenty-eight years in the past that details the origins of a feud that continues in the present with the books RevengeRetribution, and the latest release, Redemption. The final book, Reckoning is slated for release in early 2015

Each book features a hero and heroine who face impossible odds and must fight for their love--and their very lives--within the murky underworld of the Italian Mob. 

Be warned--these are dark, sexy, violent books that are definitely not for the faint of heart! If they were movies, they'd be rated R. Think "The Godfather" meets "Romeo & Juliet." (The prequel, Malavita, which is free, is more PG-13 than the rest of the series.) 




Here's what readers are saying about the series: 


“Plenty of sexy scenes, drama, action, adventure, suspense, blood, love, friendship, just a fantastic read. Highly recommended, wish I could give it more than 5 stars, this is a perfect TEN!”

“I cannot get enough of a good Mafia story. I think those Italian boys are so cute in leather. Ahem. Sorry, off-topic. Malavita is tragic love story with blood and bullets. Really, what more could anyone want? Oh, it’s set in Italy. And it is so good. The characters are brilliant Mafia. The dialogue perfect. The only problem was it ended.”

"This series is awesome!!! If this series was ever made into a movie it would put the Godfather to shame! I am always pulled into the lives that Dana creates in her books. Heart beating so fast it is like I am part of the story line!!! If you are looking for fantastic writing style and being pulled into a story this is it!! I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. I WANT TO GIVE IT MORE THAN 5 STARS."

Want a little taste? 

Here's an excerpt from the latest book, Redemption

Her heart fluttering in her throat and her hand engulfed in Antonio’s, Bianca followed him as he towed her through the teeming mass of tightly packed bodies and then out Barfly’s back door. They exited onto an alley. The door clanged behind them, shutting out most of the sound in the crowded club, though the low thumping of the bass followed them even outside.

Apparently this was the smoking area. Couples and groups were clumped around a cluster of rickety tables dotted with ashtrays. A large doorman guarded the rear entrance to Barfly. 
Antonio pulled her a few meters down the alley toward a dimly lit alcove. It was quieter there, and nicer without the high-intensity glare of the lights behind the club. He tugged her into the alcove and positioned her so her back was against one of the stone walls that enclosed a doorway. He could see the others behind the club if he wished. All she could see was him.

He was standing too close to her, crowding her really, but somehow she didn’t mind. The image of him kissing that girl’s neck rose unbidden in her mind, a sudden bolt of desire and irritation mixed blasting through her. How could she possibly still want him? How could she possibly be jealous?

Antonio pressed a step closer, his large body in his open black leather coat radiating heat. Her hands and face were cold already in the late December air, and her jacket was still in the coat check. He lifted his hands, settling them on her shoulders, cradling her neck between them, their heat making her want to nestle into him. But she held her ground and tried to ignore the shivers that ran through her. It was the cold, damn it. The cold. Not him. Not Antonio.

“You wanted to talk?” he murmured, his eyes drifting down to her lips, then back up to meet her gaze. His mouth curved into a sexy, lazy grin that she recognized from the one time they’d slept together, the grin he’d given her after they’d made love. When he’d known she was his.

How dare he assume he had her again? She wanted to slap that grin away, to grab his hands and push them off her. But she couldn’t give in to that impulse. Not if she wanted to help Sandro. Not if she wanted to know the truth. 

Not if she wanted to punish Antonio and give him a taste of what he’d done to her.
She settled her hands over his and snuggled up against his hard, hot body. “I can’t think of anything to say,” she whispered.

His grin widened. “I can.” His hands slid up and cupped her cheeks, then Antonio slanted his mouth over hers, the press of his lips firm, insistent. Confident. So different from when they’d been teenagers. He was a man now, and he kissed like one. Not that she had any experience kissing other men. She just knew. 

His tongue slid against her lips and she opened to him, not successful in suppressing the moan this invasion tore from her. Antonio was the first man—the only man—who’d held her in the last six years, quick hugs from her father and brothers aside. Those short, affectionate embraces were nothing like this. They didn’t threaten her control. They didn’t make her quiver, didn’t make her weak. Didn’t make her lose track of why she’d come here. Of why she was kissing him. But at the moment, she didn’t care about any of that. She just wanted to feel. To lose herself. 

Bianca molded herself to Antonio, her hands slipping under his jacket and splaying across his well-muscled back. He felt like granite beneath her fingers. One of his hands slid down to her bottom and cupped it, pressing her into him so she could feel the steely length of his cazzo against her belly.

Dio, she wanted him, she burned for him. An ache pulsed between her legs. She was wet, so wet, already. All he had to do was touch her there. All he had to do was ask, and she’d be his—

No. It was one thing to seduce him. It was another to be seduced by him. Especially tonight.

She placed her hands on his chest and pushed him back. Antonio was dangerous; he was the lit match to her powder keg. One touch, and she was ready to blow. 


Sounds awesome! Where can I get the books?





If you haven't started the series, the prequel, Malavita, is FREE now on all retailers! 


If you prefer paperback, you can find Malavita here: 



Prize Giveaway!

To thank you for visiting my blog and participating in the Cranberries & Spice Hop, I'm giving away giving away a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card--winner's choice! 

To win, you must post a comment with your name and email address. Comments without an email address will be discarded. (Blog comment email addresses are required in case of typos in the Rafflecopter entry; they aren't used for any other purpose.) 

For additional chances to win, follow the instructions in the RaffleCopter.

Click the next blog to keep hopping!

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