Both Enchanted Lands Romances are on sale this month - 99 cents each at all your favorite book retailers!
Escape into two steamy fantasy worlds with Amanda V Shane's re-imagined grown up fairy tales.
~A delicious, enchanting fantasy romance... - Linda, readingbetweenthewines.com
~ I loved this story - a fantasy coupled with gorgeous romance. - DT Reviews
A commoner and the outcast of her village...Nika is forced to flee her home to keep the dark secret of her birth. When she is hunted by a rugged Northman, she finds herself lost in a land of spells and curses. His kisses start to melt her cold, lonely heart, her secrets are laid bare and she finds herself in a magic war for the man and the kingdom she loves.
King of a cursed and ravaged kingdom...when Vasilli first lays eyes on Nika stealing bread at a fair, he knows he has to have the fair haired beauty. The legends surrounding his lands tell of a snow maiden who will break the curse of the Northern Kingdom but he wants Nika for his own.
From a land of winter, ice and snow comes a tale of enchantment and romance. Mages and sorceresses, omens and curses - this spellbinding grownup fairy tale is a story of magic in an ancient land and a legendary love that will heat up even the coldest winter night.
Snow Maiden is loosely based on the beautiful Snow Queen character from The Nutcracker Ballet.
Odile, Legend of the Black Swan
~Gorgeous and well written, Ms. Shane transports us to another time and very different place. - Amazon Reviewer
~ I was absolutely captivated by Odile from start to finish. - Bianca, ismellsheep.com
Pale, cold mistress of the serpent’s lair, blood red lips and coal black hair…
Enter the world of the Black Swan, a dark and seductive tale where things are not always as they seem. Odile is the reviled villainess of Aarroughac, a castle inhabited by the evil wizard, Count Rothebart. After a sinister magic sweeps through the land and results in death, Odile is accused of the crime. Von Rothebart vanishes, leaving her to face the wrath of an entire kingdom alone until a mysterious stranger with powers of his own comes along.
With vengeance as his guide, Lord Azarus di Caspari hunts an ancient curse. When he crosses paths with the Black Swan of legend, he immediately makes up his mind to use the temptress’s magic for his own devices. But when Azarus learns that the story of the sorceress might not be true, disappointment gives way to desire. Spells are cast and secrets are revealed, but can love exist in the shadow of two dark hearts such as theirs?
Are the tales of the Black Swan true? Is she a murderess and an evil sorceress to be feared or is she the only thing standing between true evil and the fall of a kingdom? Only time will tell as the magical story of the Black Swan unfolds.
Odile, Legend of the Black Swan is a fantasy, fairy tale romance inspired by the legendary ballet, Swan Lake.
Happy Wine and Books Wednesday! Hope you're all staying safe and well during this time. I know we're all looking for things to occupy ourselves with amid the whole "stay home and don't get sick quarantine" and so I bring you this beautiful pairing today. Romance Author Eve Kasey's Love in Stone from the Her Hands series is sure to grab your attention from the start and weaves back and forth between high society, big city life and the open air setting of a paleontology dig in Montana. It's a smart, refreshing, new love story that pairs perfectly with a glass of Breathless Winemaker's Penelope Brut which is equally adventurous and high spirited.
I know that I mentioned before, maybe not here but on my social media somewhere, that I had ordered a group of wines from nakedwines.com's Angels series. Essentially, all of the wines in the set are from independent wine makers from all over the world and they're wonderful so I hope you'll give them a try. I'll be pairing lots more indie romance author's books with these Angel series wines because what could go better with and indie book than an indie wine? On that note, be sure to grab up your copy of Love in Stone and pour yourself a glass of sparkling Penelope for a rare treat and enjoy!
Stay safe out there friends. I wish you all a happy Wine / Book Wednesday and, as always, some very happy reading!
Clare Clover is super smart, but she’s not a people person. At 27, she’s never even had a boyfriend. That’s why she works with fossils. She doesn’t have to worry about saying the wrong thing to a bunch of bones. When she gets chosen to lead an exciting excavation, Clare thinks she’ll finally be able to make a name for herself. What else is there to do besides dig in Middle-of-Nowhere, Montana? Then she meets Ben Merano, a handsome geologist who gives her an education her three college degrees couldn’t come close to.
Ben Merano loves his isolated, drama-free existence with no responsibilities. Traveling, hanging out with the guys, being outdoors—what’s not to like? Then Clare, a paleontologist with killer legs and zero social skills, shows up at his camp. Ben feels an instant connection to the reserved girl from the big city. That he had a vision of her a few weeks before they met is only part of her appeal. Ben starts to believe he wouldn’t have seen Clare coming if she wasn’t meant to be his. The problem is he’ll have to convince this student of science there’s such a thing as destiny.
Clare’s brain tells her a relationship with Ben would never work, even if he can sing like Paul McCartney and kiss like Casanova. After all, Ben’s a wanderer and she’s got the job of her dreams back in New York. Will Clare’s logic, and lack of experience with love, get in the way of what they both want—or will she allow herself to find Love in Stone?
From my review:
A fun, well written love story.
A really enjoyable read by this debut author. Clare and Ben were such an adorable couple. It was fun to watch them grow together and learn about each other, life and love. The whole paleontology theme was really cool and, as a Rocky Mountain girl, I loved all the Montana scenes. I thought the psychic element the author threw in added a nice sort of fated love feel as well, which the hopeless romantic in me had to appreciate. Can’t wait to read more books by this fabulous new writer!
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Get Crystal Tide for free on Amazon! If your stuck inside this weekend, don't worry. This is the perfect time to slip into the Tides of Atlantis series. Join Xieran and Kay on their whirlwind adventure in this steamy paranormal romance where gods and demons keep popping up, wreaking havoc on the human world. The Lost Kings of Atlantis are our last hope as they fight for control of the Tides and for love.
Desires and Passion are brewing in the Tides - as unexpected as a hurricane and as old as an ancient land.
“That’s the funny thing about will…sometimes your own bumps up against that of another’s.” ~Xieran Amphere, Crystal Tide
Devastated by the loss of both parents and running scared after a break-in at her home, Kay Laurens jumps on the first plane out of Denver heading south to Miami. There she meets up with, of all people, a love psychic for answers. On the tip of the Bermuda Triangle, she is swept up into the dark world of an ancient cult and sent on the ride of her life. Then her incense induced visions come to life in the form of an inter-world travelling, suspicious and sinfully hot immortal agent for Mt. Olympus.
Xieran has no memory of who he was before being stolen by Hermes. The Greek god uses him to enter Earth’s sphere under the guise of an affluent art dealer in search of an elusive artifact which, if he can find, will win him his freedom. When his latest mission is brought up short by a female grad student breaking into his complex travel system, he can’t help but be suspicious. It makes no difference that he finds her more and more irresistible with each encounter. With demon outbreaks, nefarious characters working in the Underworld and a power struggle of epic proportions going on, no one can be trusted.
As they are thrown into the Tides together, Kay and Xieran set out on a whirlwind adventure, racing through the streets of Rome, Miami and even Western Australia to chase down the answers that will win them their freedom from the overbearing gods. Will they come to terms with destiny and conquer the evil taking over the Tides, or will they succumb to the passion growing between them?
Join the forming crew of Poseidon’s defenders against the Underworld in book two of Amanda V. Shane’s Tides of Atlantis series!
Hello, everyone, happy Wine and Book Wednesday! This week's dynamic duo is brought to you by Author Shelly Ferguson's Sweet Shifter Romance, Scarlett, and Callie Wine Collection's Chardonnay. Don't they look great together? I thought so. Both are sweet, refreshing and, I gotta say, crush worthy if we're talking appearances. Once you get started with these two, you're in for a treat so sit back, relax, grab up a copy of Scarlett and pour some Callie Chard into your favorite glass. I promise, all your cares will float away.
Happy Wine Wednesday and happy reading!
*Links and my review down below.
One crazy week will change Scarlett’s life forever.
For the last ten years, Scarlett thought her Fated Mate was dead … until he hit her with a buggy in the shampoo aisle of the grocery store three days after she moved to a small town in the Georgia mountains.
That little bump leads to a girlfriend road trip, a hot centaur, a creepy co-worker, and a gremlin sidekick who stabs first and asks questions … never.
When the local romance book club – The Crazy Cats – adopted her all bets were off. They planned her wedding and helped her settle into their small town before she knew what was happening.
Will, she chose the charming Derek Heiss (the King of Centaurs) or Ian Beckett (a small town deputy she was born to love)?
From my review:
A sweet shifter romance! Scarlett is a very enjoyable read. It’s packed with humor, witty internal monologue from the heroine, and lots of super hot alphas from all spectrum of the mythical world. The gremlins were adorable and I now am wondering where I can find one of my own. All in all, a fun book that kept me reading from beginning to end!
Happy Wednesday to all you wine and book lovers out there! This week's wine / book pairing is brought to you by Author Cassie Faber's Forever Memories from her Angelbay Harbor Series and Carmel Road's Unoaked Chardonnay. Both book and wine are fabulous and I had a lovely time introducing the two of them to one another. ;) If you love steamy small town romances and rich chards without the oaky bite, don't miss out on these two. Happy Wine Wednesday, everyone, and happy reading!
*Read on for book description, links and my review.
When Claire discovers the man she loves holds the key to unlocking her memories of the tragic accident that took her mom, the last thing she expects is to stumble upon a heartbreaking secret that threatens to tear her already fragmented family apart.Realizing that being a part of her life will only hurt her again, Boh decides that the only way to keep Claire safe is to take Olivia back to Brooklyn where he tries to make amends by helping her build a life at the cost of his own.Nine months later he returns to Angelbay Harbor to bury a friend, and he’s confronted by the need to protect the only woman he’s ever cared for—the only woman he’s ever broken all his rules for.Pulled under by the weight of their demons, Boh and Claire must come face to face with their darkest fears if they ever want the chance to break the surface, and have a second chance at love. to edit.
From my review:
A sweet girl, a sexy bad boy and an unforgettable cast of characters. I’m in love with this sexy, suspenseful, small town romance. All the characters are great. I want my own Miles. He’s so supportive and protective of Claire and I loved his sense of humor. When you discover an author that can make you fall in love with their supporting characters, you know you’ve found a gem!
But on to Claire and Boh, their romance is both sweet and intense. This second Angelbay book takes the reader on even more of an emotional roller coaster ride with lots of twists and turns and many more secrets revealed. Claire rocks Boh’s tough guy world and I enjoyed watching her come into her own. Boh’s side of things is equally intense as he deals with his troubled past. It’s a rocky road for both of them but that makes the HEA all the sweeter.
Faber’s written a page turner for sure that left me wanting more, especially with the teaser at the end for McKenzie and War’s story in the next book of the series which promises to be smoking hot. Can’t wait!
Happy Wine Wednesday! I'm running a little late with this post today, but I didn't want to miss the mid-week holiday aka. Wine Night ;) This week's wine / book pairing is brought to you by Author Lacey Dailey's NA romance, Specter and the rich, creamy Butternut Chardonnay. These two go perfectly together for a romance reading escape you're sure to enjoy! Find the book description, links and my thoughts on the book down below.
Two years ago, I joined an organization that was so top secret not even the FBI could locate us.
As a hacker, I teetered on the edge of right and wrong every single day, breaking the law to make the world around me a better place.
I knew how dangerous my work at Circuit was. I knew I could get caught one day and wind up behind bars for the rest of my life.
I didn’t care.
And then the packages started to show up on my doorstep. One after another. Never the same gift twice. Never the same day.
I warned my team, tried to get them to prepare for a takedown. They didn't seem as concerned as I was to learn my identity as Specter had been compromised.
I prepared for everything.
And then Sage Maddison appeared with one of the packages, snow-white hair and eyes filled with fear.
I was not prepared for her.
From my review:
What a book! Dailey’s writing hooked me right from the beginning and it didn’t let go until the very end. With all the intrigue and emotion and character growth that happened, the twist at the end took me completely by surprise. The underworld hacker theme was really interesting, kind of comic book era meets modern day tech, while the drama was heartrending and what kept me turning pages.
Happy Wine and Book Wednesday, everyone! This week's pairing is brought to you by Author K.M. Keeton's erotic romance, His and Black Diamond Chardonnay. Both are smooth and seductive with a hint of the unexpected. If you're looking for an intriguing erotic romance with bdsm themes and the perfect glass to go along with it, then give His and Black Diamond a try. Links and review down below.
Lana never expected for her life to take the turn that it did. Being married with children she had no business to have a wandering eye, but the day Donaven stood in front of her, she felt an instant connection, a longing desire. After many months she finally lost herself in his world, discovering the woman she was always meant to be.
Donaven from the beginning knew the outcome of the end, yet there was no stopping him from his Lana, his Wildling.
Not a HEA, but you can keep the H for Hope…
From my review:
... captured my interest right from the start and I finished it in one sitting. The author’s delivery was perfect, very sophisticated and emotional, never relying on shock value to get the point across which I appreciated. His is a story of one woman’s journey to self-rediscovery. It’s full of steamy sensual scenes and intriguing characters. I loved how Donaven helped Lana to see her worth and regain the confidence she had lost over the years due to a variety of circumstances. He was a dom to die for and the twist at the end was great. I can’t wait to read more in the Kaleidoscope of Desire series.
Happy Wine Wednesday, everyone! This week's wine / book pairing brings together Author Trisha Harley McCarthy's suspenseful, hockey romance, On Ice, and crisp fresh Avant chardonnay by Kendall Jackson. If you love contemporary romance novels with lots of twists and turns, you'll love On Ice and Avant is the perfect wine to have on hand while reading it. Grab up your copy today then pour yourself a glass of Avant and enjoy. Happy reading!
Zoe Simmons receives a text on her wedding day. Her fiance called off the wedding. No explanation and he is soon traded to another hockey team, the Detroit Steels. She is devastated and has an emotional breakdown. After a few months she returns to her lonely life. Numb and withdrawn, she throws herself into her work as an assistant to general manager of the NHL team The San Jose Otters. Fast forward three years, The Otters are contenders for the Stanley Cup that include a shocking trade, Killian "Ki" Connery. The man who left her at the altar in humiliation and shame. Another blow comes when her father, Jed Simmons, negotiated the trade of her former fiance without telling her. How will she be able to endure being around the man her heart yearns for but her mind rebels against? Not to mention the scandal that is about to break opening up her private life to further scrutiny by the media?
Killian "Ki" Connery
The woman he loves jilted him at the altar and he is banished to Detroit to play for The Steels. The former star and captain of The Otters is crushed by the betrayal of his love he's never gotten over. He survives through sheer will power and playing hockey while fighting the underlying demons plaguing him. Jesse Ward comes into his life and they become America's Sweethearts of the media. Little does Ki know the part Jesse played in his breakup with his true love Zoe.
This story will keep you on your toes with an intense love story, challenges, betrayal and overcoming the odds that love conquers all.
Another great angsty book by Trisha Harley McCarthy, author of the acclaimed Granite Bay Series.
From my review:
I have to admit, I usually shy away from celebrity romances because I always figure I won’t be able to relate to the characters, but the author did a terrific job of humanizing this power couple. On Ice pulls back the veil from what one might consider a very glamorous lifestyle and sheds light on the hardest parts of celebrity ie. dealing with the media, paparazzi and the darker sides of the sports/entertainment business, not to mention she brings several mental health issues to the forefront.
Killian “Ki the Sly” Connery is a star hockey player and team captain for the Otters and Zoe is the daughter of the team’s general manager. Their relationship takes so many twists and turns that I was on the edge of my seat reading the whole time. This book is filled with colorful characters, intrigue and… well, a whole league’s worth of stone cut abs. I can’t wait to read more about Harley McCarthy’s hot hockey guys. Go Team!
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Attacked by the demons –
– that threaten Earth’s Realm, secret agent Marlowe Casey is in a fight for her life. As poisonous demon venom seeps into her veins, Adam Atlas takes her underground. When things go from bad to worse, the immortal Atlantean does the unthinkable, something forbidden by the gods, to save her.
Now she’s alive, but she’s on everyone’s hit list, Poseidon’s, the demons’… even the cartels’! She has powers she never could have imagined. The only problem is, they’re coming from the wrong team.
She needs a power greater than she’s ever known to make things right again. She needs…
… the King of the Tides.
18+ Adult urban fantasy paranormal romance. Contains explicit scenes, sex, violence and adult language, if such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Tides of Atlantis Series
Mankind and the gods alike have grown complacent and the restless forces of the Underworld are coming out to play. They will not stop until their thirst for vengeance is satisfied and all worlds have returned to pre-time chaos.
Ten lost kings—sons of Poseidon, rulers of a condemned land, are our last hope... if they can be found. Cursed by the gods after the fall of Atlantis, the kings have passed into anonymity with no memory of who they are. Forces both good and evil are hunting them. Poseidon needs them to win the war for the universe. Evil is bent on their destruction.
About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.