Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! Hope you're all ready for the one evening of the week I like to consider our little mid-week holiday. This week's pairing is brought to you by Author Rebecca Hefner's otherworld romance, The End of Hatred and Four Vines Chardonnay. Both are sure to please. So grab your glass and your book or ereader and enjoy!
Click here toThese are dangerous times on Etherya's Earth...
Slayer Princess Miranda, heir to the throne, has hated the Vampyres for a thousand years. Since the Awakening, she's fought to protect her people, choosing to be a warrior more than a royal. When a female Vampyre washes up on the shore of her compound's riverbank, she seizes the opportunity to take the offensive.
Sathan, King of the Vampyres, distraught at his sister's disappearance and captivity, agrees to travel with Miranda to resect the Blade of Pestilence, also hoping to change his people's state of endless war. Although the woman hates him due to the constant raids on her compound for the Slayers' life-giving blood, he can't help but admire the stubborn and strong princess.
As their journey progresses, both begin to understand that they are aligned in their hatred of Crimeous, leader of the Deamons, as well as their hope for peace between the Slayers and Vampyres. Determined to fight their growing attraction, they forge a tentative truce. But old wounds run deep and trust is scarce. Their faith in each other must remain strong or all will be lost...
**The Etherya's Earth series is best read in order so the reader can enjoy the evolution of the characters. After all, the author loves a good twist, and wants the reader to uncover them organically. However, readers of romance rest assured that each book has its own featured hero/heroine and HEA.
From my review:
This was a great book.!
I loved how the story took place in its own universe in a world outside of the human world. The enemies to lovers romance between the beautiful Slayer, Miranda, and gorgeous vampire hunk, Sathan, started out at a simmer then grew to a full hot flame that and was very enjoyable read. Can’t wait to see what happens next in this series with Lila and Latimus.
Here it is! I've been so excited to share the cover of King of the Tides with everyone that i couldn't wait a moment longer. A huge thank you to Anika Willmanns of Ravenborn Cover Design for her beautiful work. Be sure to stay tuned to the blog and my social media pages for more teasers, blurbs and info on book three of the Tides of Atlantis series!
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Happy Book Teaser Tuesday! I love reading those first character descriptions in a story, especially when the story happens to be--you know me--a romance! Here is Marley thinks the first time she sees Adam Atlas in King of the Tides.
“Midnight, Agent Six.”
His words had rolled through her like bourbon earlier that night. Marley didn’t know what to make of the vibe Adam Atlas gave her, but it threw her off her game and she didn’t like it one bit.
With everything she knew about the supernatural, she’d thought nothing of meeting with the Atlantean. She was a skilled agent, trained to fight and kill creatures of the otherworld. She could handle herself around one guy, even if he was some kind of demigod. That’s what she’d thought anyway. Then she’d seen him.
The memory of him standing in his office at the back of the bar he owned was etched into her memory. He could have been carved out of stone like some statue of old. Six four or five is what she would have guessed him at, every inch of him packed with hard lean muscle wrapped to perfection in an Armani suit. His black hair framed a chiseled jaw and a pair of coldly intriguing lips. She shook her head, the same way she had when she’d finally broken loose from the trance seeing that man for the first time had put her in. Good thing he’d spoken and shattered her divine perceptions of him. Right away he’d made it clear that he didn’t like the Time Keepers being in his city. He’d been brusque, borderline rude, then their conversation had ended before she’d gotten any information out of him, hence, the reason she was on her way back to see him again now.
I really wanted to get this book out before the end of the year, but after careful consideration, I've decided to push it's release to January of 2020. There's a lot to Adam and Marley's story and I want to make sure it's the very best it can be for my readers. Be sure to stay tuned to the blog because there will be lots of exciting things happening here as far as book teasers, excerpts and... Yay! Finally! The King of the Tides cover reveal. I'm super excited to share this cover. I've had it for a while and it's been really hard to keep it under wraps for so long, but this Friday it will be unleashed on the world! Don't miss it! You'll be able to get a the first glimpse of KOT magic right here on the blog. If you want to be among the special group that gets to see it before anyone else though, be sure to sign up for my newsletter!
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Gertie’s Paranormal Plantation
A Laugh Till It Hurts Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Spin-off
Everyone’s favorite witch, Gertie O’Leary, is back! And she has a story of her own to tell.
“One thing I’ve learned about running a shelter for paranormal creatures, you can’t afford to let your guard down. It all started when I welcomed an enchanting new guest to my plantation. Strange things started to happen. Well, more strange than usual. I was caught off guard by some conflicting feelings and it spurred me on to get Brad, the love of my life, committed. To moving in with me, that is. In any case, I was willing to do whatever it took: love spells, black magic, and something so naughty I’d rather not mention it here. Nothing worked out quite the way I planned and I ended up having to go to hell and back just to save my own self! If it wasn’t for Marie Laveau and the rest of my friends, I wouldn’t be able to share this tale with you in my memoir, Gertie’s Paranormal Plantation.”
The Black Rose Chronicles, Deciept and Lies
Lies come easy for me, as easily as I can change my face and my appearance with my forbidden magic. It’s necessary…I’m an Assassin.
Dangerous and deadly and I’ve just agreed to take on the most treacherous mission of all. But when I meet my mark…the new leader of the Vampires, Cassius Allarde…my instincts are screaming that something’s wrong. My heart gets in the way of my job but if I don’t carry out what he’s paid me to do…I’ll have a powerful and angry Demon heading my way.
The Demon lied through his teeth, but that won’t save me from his fury. I must complete my mission, but I can’t stop my heart pounding every time Cassius is near me. When he looks at me I want to fall into his arms and forget I’ve made a deal with the Devil. But I’m The Black Rose and she always carries out her assignments…
Cold as the tomb…
Back from the dead, the Secret is safe, but the Dragon is lost and broken.
Hot as the flame…
Driven to preserve life, it’s not only her future but theirs that hangs in the balance.
Legend as old as time…
One woman created for one man. His perfect complement. Can they defeat his demons of the past, or will all be lost? Their Destiny lies within the Dragon’s Lore.
Power is her greatest weakness, but love could be her salvation.
Dana Hutson is about to make one of the toughest decisions of her life: walking away from her twin and her Pack. But the anger of her late mate’s betrayal burns deep, and her guilt threatens to push her over the edge. Combined with the magic she was born with intensifying to a lethal level, she has no choice but to leave Whiskey Hollow in search of her inner peace. But what she finds could be more than she bargained for.
Cooper Reed will do anything to keep his sister and adopted daughter safe from the demented rogue Alpha of the Bloodrose Creek Pack. That includes killing anyone who threatens his family and going on the run. He is willing to do whatever it takes. He isn’t prepared to find his mate in the midst of the chaos.
When even more secrets and dangers come to light, Dana and Cooper must band together to stop the rogue and his minions before all is lost. But will their bond be enough to harness the power needed to defeat such a foe?
Marked by the Devil
“Stephanie Decatur is a good girl. She goes to Church, volunteers to help the elderly, and works as a preservation activist. But what is she to do when a Devil marks her for his own?”
Tall, dark, and handsome, Avail Leeds is just your average little Jersey Devil! The millionaire playboy is determined to keep his true nature secret from the prying eyes of the public. Insta-famous for his scandalous lifestyle, one nefarious accusation has him hiding in his tower! Hardly the image for a Devil like him, but what’s a guy to do when the family lawyers order him to stay put?
Stephanie Decatur has no idea what she’s setting herself up for when she comes knocking on the door of the infamous Avail Leeds. The sassy female works for a committee that is trying to stop a development company from tearing down acres of the Pine Barrens for a new strip mall. Short the funds needed to keep the land a sanctuary for local wildlife, she is determined to try her best to secure them. Surely, the wealthy Leeds family can spare some cash for a good cause?
It’s the last quarter moon, Avail’s Devil is bursting to be let out when he spies the curvy young woman encroaching on his land! It’s too late for her to run away once he sets eyes on her. Beast and man agree, this female has been marked by the devil!
The Lion Witch
The federation of Valet de Chambre has ordered Verena, Queen of the planet Effeminate to produce a male heir for her kingdom within the next 30 moon cycles or she and her planet of female lion shifters will be forced into a life of servitude under Jaxson, King of the planet Emir and most of their Equipoise solar system. With her heart set on saving her planet, she voyages out of her solar system to find a man from the planet Earth worthy enough to produce an heir that will suffice the new laws of the federation of Valet de Chambre. The boy will grow and train to become Effeminate’s king. But what Verena wasn’t counting on was falling for Ciro DeLuca who drew her into his world and his circle of friends that he considers family. She hadn’t known family in 170 moon cycles because Jaxson, a powerful king and panther shifter in his own right, killed her parents in the Battle of Quell. This forced the now named queen to have to produce an heir under federation law. Ciro holds a secret too. He is a werewitch and finds his werewolf side has completely fallen for Verena but his witch side knows she is hiding something and he hopes his clan can help him find out what she is keeping from him. Will Verena mate with Ciro and save her planet in time? Or will her fears of losing him to her lie overcome her?Will Ciro help Verena save her planet once he finds out the truth?
Right Girl, Wrong Alpha
As Chief of his Clan, Logan is surrounded by friends and family, the only thing missing is his mate. Natasha has always known that she was raised to be the mate of an Alpha, but being in her sister’s shadow has enabled her not to worry about it too much.
When Logan comes down to help the pack, he knows instantly that Natasha is the one for him. When she is put in harms way, he will stop at nothing to save her. Natasha never imagined that her mate would be anything other than a wolf, but although her feelings for Logan take her off guard, she can do nothing but succumb to them.
Sex with a Selkie
“SHE WAS DROWNING IN DESIRE FROM THE MOMENT THEY MET”. Rennais had always been a village girl. After she returned to her beloved Scottish seacoast village of Nairnshire with degrees in social work and teaching, she settled back into village life and became engaged to the most eligible bachelor in town. But FATE has other plans, ones that would make her question both her morals and her sanity. The day she encounters Erri, she realizes that her deepest desires have yet to be unleashed. She will have to make a choice between a life she has grown to love and a new and uncharted one filled with danger and intrigue.
Odile, Legend of the Black Swan
Amanda V. Shane
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.
Gena D. Lutz
After Fiona’s mother died in a car crash, she ran far away from the only home she ever knew. Until, she was forced to slay a dragon with her own bare hands; stoking the embers of an ancient magic simmering deep within her. A curse that would not only change her life forever, but would also bring her back to her family, and the sinfully sexy man she fled from.
!st in a brand new paranormal romance series.
The Victorian Lure
The supernatural is nothing Leathan can’t handle until he walks into Dakota’s cursed Victorian. Trapped together in the time-warping home, passion flares. Yet the dark domination possessing the house wants her too. Will they be able to stop it before it gets her? Find out as Dakota and Leathan discover the secrets of Calum’s Curse and try to defeat a vampire bent on finishing the legacy it began.
Ashlyn Rivers is a detective in the Orias Police Department. Every day she goes about doing her part to protect and serve the people. Recently, a new criminal organization has moved into the city. If they continue to disturb the current crime boss and his empire, they will start a turf war that will hurt a lot of innocent people.
The mayor, meanwhile, has declared that the Vigilante is to be arrested on sight for fear others may try to copy him. Ashlyn cannot explain it, but she feels a connection with him and believes that he actually helps the OPD. If he truly has the abilities they say, she can sleep better at night knowing he has watch. Many in the department, however, will go out of their way to make a name for themselves by being the cop that brings him in. Even if it costs lives.
There’s a war coming and a lot of blood will be shed unless Ashlyn can stop it with help from the Vigilante. That’s if the Orias Police stay out of the way.
She works for the law, he works above it. Will they find a way to save the city and come together, or will their worlds forever keep their love apart? This debut novel puts a fresh spin on the female heroine, the man that loves her and those she’s sworn to protect.
Alyx knows desiring her Marked is wrong, but there’s something darker she faces than the wrath of her makers…
When Alyx was born into darkness, her superiors were clear in their instructions – watch over your Marked from a distance, and when we summon, capture him and bring him to us. His gifts will be useful in ways the world can only fathom.
But what happens when her Marked is someone her soul is drawn to?
When Alyx finds herself riding the line between honor and desire, a stalker shows up in disturbing places, and people she loves end up dead or missing. Is this something she brought on herself?
Or maybe there are more sinister things at play.
Jack Frost has been sent to Savannah Georgia to rein in a Winter Fae, spreading snow across the southern states.
Only when she gets there this Fae doesn’t want to be found, let alone give up their new found power.
Having no other choice Jack is forced to team up with Liam Knight the Savannah werewolf Alpha.
Can Jack and Liam stop this Winter’s threat or will they loose their hearts along the way?
Warriors of the Atlantean Empire
The war between Atlantis and Oceania has raged for decades, but it wasn’t always so…
Lifelong friends and allies, Crehon Ariskan, Emperor of Atlantis, and Atargatis, future Mer King of Oceania, face a devastating threat from abroad. They agree to do whatever it takes to protect their worlds, but the toll of battle becomes higher than they ever imagined and in an instant friends turn to foes.
Secrets, love, sex, betrayal, and tragedy await in this prelude to the Warriors of the Atlantean Empire Series.
Linda Gets Her Groove Thing
LINDA GETS HER GROOVE THING: Have you ever wondered what happens when you die, and the verdict is out if you go to heaven or hell?
Linda White is on a mission to sic Karma on her cheating, ex-husband Grey in this laugh out loud second installment of The Green Room Chronicles.
After being blindsided with infidelity and financial devastation, recently widowed Linda has sworn off men forever. Nearing middle age, her dream of retiring early from the airlines is no longer within reach, so, she retreats into the world of battery operated boyfriends to deal with the stress. When the one purchase Linda counts on for a long haul flight to Paris backfires, she passes away suddenly… from a conniption fit, of all things!
Linda lands in the infamous Green Room where she’s met by veteran Green Roomers, Dee Smeltzer and Bonnie Hampton. Always up for stirring the pot and having a good time, they introduce Linda to the finer aspects of the Green Room and Edwina Starr, the renowned sorceress who has a few Karmatic spells up her sleeve. Let’s just say, ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.’
Join Linda, Dee, Bonnie, and a few familiar Green Room faces—old and new—for a frolicking green time that will leave you in stitches as Karma comes full circle.Will Grey’s ‘anatomy’ get a major overhaul?
Tempted by a Vampire
Cian DeMarco is a talented musician—and a vampire. He’s content living the single life in San Francisco, playing with his band at Club Royal each weekend…until he meets a human woman he can’t resist. The scent of Magdalena’s blood has him completely undone, and he begins to question his felicitous existence when his desire for her grows out of control.
Magdalena De la Rosa and her best friend recently moved to San Francisco. She’s started a new job and is living in a gorgeous apartment. Everything is just the way she’s imagined… until she ends up at an up-scale nightclub and is suddenly swept off her feet by the sexy as sin lead singer of the house band.
A temptation they can’t resist leads to a future they never imagined as passion sizzles between the two until a threat from Cian’s past returns to wreak havoc on their lives.
Will their love outweigh the reality of what Cian must do to keep Magdalena safe?
Grey: A Vampire’s Thirst
A Vampire’s Thirst: Dark, Dangerous, and Undeniably Sexy!
Professor Grey Hart enjoys the finer things in life, while keeping his blood-thirsty darker side under wraps. Honor and propriety are paramount for him. But when he’s called upon to help stifle an out-of-control prodigy, everything changes. Suddenly the smell of blood sends him reeling. Not only is he struggling to keep his thirst at bay, but now, his need for sexual release strangely has him yearning for more.
Blood fairy, Mila, escapes from the underworld. After she encounters the sexy and mysterious professor, Mila can’t resist the pull she feels for the man. Something is drawing her to him. Neither can control their urges. As their desire unleashes, will they find a quench for their undeniable thirst?
Will anyone survive Grey’s dark thirst?
Mist of My Dreams
Her Mane Attraction
Hello everyone, happy Wine & Book Wednesday! I know I've been doing some different things here for our wine / book pairing post the last couple of weeks. But today, I have something really special for you. This week's post is brought to you by Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc and the Immortal Hunger Boxed Set. I'm sure you've heard me talking about this fabulous collaboration of 21 authors bringing you the best PNR stories this Halloween season has to offer. Don't miss out - Immortal Hunger is on pre order now at all your favorite book retailers for just 99 cents! (Limited time offer) All proceeds from the set will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation, an organization that is near and dear to my heart as my son was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 2. I know personally what a great support group and source of information the Epilepsy Foundation is for those with epilepsy and their loved ones. I hope you'll join me in supporting this terrific cause and getting one heck of a deal on some steamy paranormal reads, in the process! Go grab up your copy and a beautiful bottle of Prophecy Sav Blanc for the perfect wine / book treat! Happy Wine Wednesday everyone and happy reading!
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Okay, so I did something a little different for our book / wine pairing today. A few weekends ago, I was running in and out of the house, keeping track of the kids. I was also trying to reread a favorite book of mine for, oh I don't know, probably the third or fourth time... at least. Somewhere in all the busyness I set my book and my glass down and when I came back in the house, I thought to myself, "that would make a nice picture for the blog". (Even if it is a little tattered and worn.) Just goes to show how much I love this book! So here it is, my very own love worn copy of Bestselling Author Karen Marie Moning's Beyond the Highland Mist and a glass of Golden Chardonnay. I'm speaking as an absolute authority on the matter when I tell you that they make a gorgeous pair. So pour yourself a glass and slip into your favorite reading spot with these two this week. Happy Wine Wednesday everyone and, as always, happy reading!
P.S. What are some of your favorite books that you've loved to near death?
He would sell his warrior soul to possess her. . . .
An alluring laird...
He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart—until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the sixteenth-century rogue. Coerced into a marriage with Hawk, Adrienne vowed to keep him at arm's length—but his sweet seduction played havoc with her resolve.
A prisoner in time...
She had a perfect "no" on her perfect lips for the notorious laird, but Hawk swore she would whisper his name with desire, begging for the passion he longed to ignite within her. Not even the barriers of time and space would keep him from winning her love. Despite her uncertainty about following the promptings of her own passionate heart, Adrienne's reservations were no match for Hawk's determination to keep her by his side. . . .
Hello wine and romance lovers! It's that time of the week again. The time I get to talk about two of my favorite things--wine and romance novels! This week's pairing is brought to you by Author K. O. Newman's Paranormal Romance, Reclaiming Psyche and Beringer Bros. Tequila Barrel Aged Suvignon Blanc. It's pretty good, you should try it--both the wine and this fabulous book. Do it! You'll be glad you did ;) Links are down below. Till next week, I'm wishing you all a Happy Wine Wednesday and, as always, lots of happy reading.
There was a spark. And then he was gone, and she's left with a little more than she bargained for...
I had it all handled. I had a great job, with my slightly crazy best friend, and I was doing my damnedest to raise my little girl all by myself, with maybe a little help from my friends. Didn't matter that I hadn't really known Hannah's dad. What mattered was that I loved my daughter with everything I had.
I was a former Special Forces Operative, who now was dealing with the fact that Gods, who had once been myth, were real. And I was supposedly one of them. I certainly didn't feel anything like a god. Most days I barely felt like a functioning adult. Fighting for the right side was never a hard choice, but superpowers where a whole nother animal that I wasn't ready to deal with.
When Paige and her best friend Aimee move back to the states for a job with the illustrious Oracles, gods who had come back to earth, she is faced with a man she never thought she would see again. Hannah's dad stood there, as sculpted and perfect as the last time she had seen him. Well, maybe a little less naked. And he was looking right at her as she stepped off the elevator. What is the first thing she does? Punches him right in the face. Thank the gods that Hannah didn't see.
Kick off your shoes, grab a cup of tea, and dive in to Paige and Nik's world of Gods and Monsters. Not to mention their second chance at love. This book is completely safe, no cheating, and I promise a HEA at the end.
From my review:
I really enjoyed the whole concept behind this book. I'm a sucker for re-engineered mythology and I loved the idea of the gods coming back to earth and manifesting themselves in humans. The romance was hot and the characters made me laugh out loud. There were some errors that did take me away from the story from time to time, but I enjoyed the world that the author built and think it's a great debut book from Newman. 4.5 stars for this highly imaginative and steamy read!
Happy Wine Wednesday! We're into the 'dog days' of summer here, in my neck of the woods. If you're rolling along, looking for a little something exciting to spice up these last couple weeks of August, this week's wine / book pairing should do the trick. Author Lawrence Hall's superhero romance, Vigillante, and the ever intriguing, Kung Fu Girl Reisling are the perfect temptation for the adventurous soul. So pull up your favorite reading spot and pour yourself a glass. Happy reading everybody!
Ashlyn Rivers is a detective in the Orias Police Department. Every day she goes about doing her part to protect and serve the people. Recently, a new criminal organization has moved into the city. If they continue to disturb the current crime boss and his empire, they will start a turf war that will hurt a lot of innocent people.
The mayor, meanwhile, has declared that the Vigilante is to be arrested on sight for fear others may try to copy him. Ashlyn cannot explain it, but she feels a connection with him and believes that he actually helps the OPD. If he truly has the abilities they say, she can sleep better at night knowing he has watch. Many in the department however, will go out of their way to make a name for themselves by being the cop that brings him in. Even if it costs lives.
There's a war coming and a lot of blood will be shed, unless Ashlyn can stop it with help from the Vigilante. That's if the Orias Police stay out of the way.
She works for the law, he works above it. Will they find a way to save the city and come together, or will their worlds forever keep their love apart? This debut novel puts a fresh spin on the female heroine, the man that loves her and those she's sworn to protect.
From my review:
I loved the whole superhero theme. I’ve read a ton of paranormal romances because it’s my favorite genre, but I hadn’t read one like this before. Good job, Author Hall, for putting something new on the scene. Vigilante was action packed, full of underworld, criminal intrigues and I could totally see it as a graphic novel. That would be really cool. I liked how the Vigilante’s superhero back story started to take shape in this first book and look forward to more secrets being revealed as the series continues.
Happy Teaser Tuesday everyone! Here is a small bit from Moontide and a beautiful reader pic, along with a new review. If you haven't started the Tides of Atlantis series yet, what are you waiting for? Grab a copy of Moontide or read it for free on Kindle Unlimited and ... slip into the Tides.
Captain Ronan Garring stepped out from behind the mists and into the blaring sounds of a modern day tavern. The last time he and his crew had come to the surface, there’d been nothing here but a stretch of beach. That had been nearly a century ago.
His five man crew followed behind him, then spread out into a throng of people and tried to blend in with the mass of revelers. He skirted the crowd and looked for his contact. The place thrummed with unearthly energies, but they weren’t of the heavenly variety so he knew that the Olympian had yet to show. It figured. The entities that resided in Zeus’s realm were generally a careless lot of bastards so it wasn’t surprising that whoever Poseidon had sent him to meet was late.
He studied his surroundings, noting the carefree attitude of the humans. They had no idea that they danced and drank with the dark spirits of the underworld. Ronan could see them though. He’d always been able to see the others.
His vision blurred for an instant as a wave of nausea came over him then passed. It was Thema the Nereid’s curse; a subtle reminder that his time here was finite. The longer he stayed away from his sea realm island, the more pain that would be inflicted on him by the nymph who held his life in her hands. And if he stayed too long…well, he had no hope of escaping back to earth permanently unless he wished for an excruciating death. This was how the Nereid queen fulfilled Poseidon’s demand that he be used as an emissary while she kept him and his men bound to her. Even after she’d been banished from the Isle of Gades, the curse remained effective. Thema had angered Poseidon by interfering with humans when she took Ronan and his crew as her slaves, now they worked for Poseidon though they had never seen the god themselves.
Rolling his shoulders back, he ignored the drain of the curse and waited at the end of the bar so he had a better view of the place the Tides had dropped him and his crew into. Finn, Bas and James had already stationed themselves within the tavern’s perimeter while Will and Cully were still exiting the portal. They’d been eager to travel through the mists and see 21st century Earth, while at the same time, watching their captain’s back. Their loyalty reminded Ronan why he had accepted the evil Thema’s terms for their survival centuries ago.
Ronan searched the crowd until his eyes landed on a young woman sitting all the way across the dance floor. A mix of moon and artificial light reflected off her skin and hair and she appeared to glow. Her luminous quality piqued his sixth sense, but he couldn’t get a read off of her that exposed her as anything other than human. Still, there was something about her that he couldn’t turn away from. She shone like something otherworldly, but not from any kind of demon glamour.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic start to the series!
This author is new to me and I am so happy that I found her! Elements of Greek Mythology mixed with regular people makes for an interesting paranormal romance read! The subplots are engaging well-crafted. The worldbuilding is a mix of the Ancient and modern world are rich and very well thought out-this alone deserves 5 stars. The dynamic between Ronan and Cindy left me rooting for them early on! Although there are quite a few plot threads to follow Amanda brings it all together while simultaneously setting up for the next installment! I thought this was well executed. This was an easy 5 star for me and I am looking forward to delving into book 2! Well done!
Happy Book Teaser Tuesday! Here is a little bit from one of my favorite scenes in Moontide. Here, Cindy gets the sense that the strange dreams she's been having might be more than just dreams.
She veered left with Iris once they hit the water and picked up speed, splashing through the foamy surf. The mare’s exhilaration was contagious and Cindy reveled in the feel of freedom. She’d never been so at ease riding before, but something had come over her and it was as if she just knew what to do, like she was remembering. Remembering what though? The horse, the ride, the place? She couldn’t piece it all together enough to make sense of what felt like recollections but couldn’t possibly be.
Ronan and his stallion gained on them and she pushed Iris forward, laughing into the wind. Her spirit melded with the horse’s as they pounded across wet sand. Small white flickers sped through her vision like fireflies. She raced through the tiny balls of light as they blurred, fading into the sunlight and the gleam of the water. A sensation of strength came over her, rushing through the blood in her veins as if some fire had been lit within her.
Foreign words like the ones spoken in her dreams filled her head. This time, she had a vague idea of their meaning; moon then goddess. They’d barely flitted into her consciousness when Ronan caught up and headed her off.
Both horses turned their riders in a final circle as they pranced and reared against the rolling water in a climactic end to their game.
Moontide, Tides of Atlantis Book#1
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Tides of Atlantis
Mankind and the gods alike have grown complacent and the restless forces of the underworld that have been simmering beneath the surface are coming out to play. They will not stop until their thirst for vengeance is satisfied and all worlds have returned to yawning pre-time chaos.
Ten lost kings ─ sons of Poseidon─ and rulers of a condemned land are our last hope…if only 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 of both good and evil are hunting them. Poseidon needs them to win the war for the universe. Evil is bent on their destruction.
Upon A Moonswept Tide…
Trapped in time…Ronan Garring is a man of action; a ship captain who has sailed the seas from Europe to the Caribbean…in the seventeenth century. When he is tricked by a sea nymph, he is sent to a deserted island in Poseidon’s realm to serve the gods for all time. On a mission to modern day Miami, he finds his earth home crawling with underworld evil and is waylaid by an enchanting human woman who seems to stall his attempts at completing his quest at every turn. He can’t be sure if she is an entirely innocent wrecking ball or the agent of a more sinister force. Against all his good intentions, he finds himself continually, albeit pleasantly, entangled with her both in this world and beyond.
Searching…for a friend whose gone missing, Cindy Pierce left the Rocky Mountains for the beaches of Miami to try to make sense of, what looks to be, a hopeless case. As the trail grows cold, she stumbles into an intriguing dark stranger and is literally knocked flat. Fierce and intense as he is, towering over her and exuding old world masculinity, she can’t help her body’s immediate response to him. When she finds herself being chased across the southern tip of Miami and into the Florida Keys by the handsome foreigner however, she’s convinced he’s not only psychotic but intent on doing her harm. Once she finds herself in his arms again though, her attraction to him can’t be denied and neither can the fact that he may be the only one who can save her from the dark forces at work on the beach.
Join the race to find the kings in Amanda V. Shane’s new Tides of Atlantis series and help them to discover their soul mates, the women who will win their lost hearts and help them fulfill their destiny!
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.