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Friday, June 28, 2013

Who Are The Sexiest Shifters? Author, T. A. Grey, Shares Her List


The Loneliest Alpha




The Untouchables, Book One
T. A. Grey
Genre: paranormal erotic romance
Number of pages: 350
Word Count: ~100,000
Cover Artist: Hallie Chandler

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Book Description:

One look will change their lives forever.

Lingerie designer Alicia Clarkson just had to open her stupid mouth. Now thanks to trying to defend a fellow pack mate, Alicia’s been blindfolded, tied up, and carted off to the new alpha of the Oregon pack—Gavin MacKellen.

However, the blindfold doesn’t come off so soon. Alicia’s curiosity gets fired up when Gavin refuses to reveal his face to her. Just what happened to him? He talks to her from shadowy corners and behind closed doors. The man is as allusive as a squirrely fox, but Alicia doesn’t play games and the quiet spoken, hoarse voiced alpha doesn’t stand a chance against her. They settle on an agreement, thirty days for them to get to know each other because that’s the only way this cowboy alpha will have it.

Gavin MacKellen needs a mate. But he knows no good woman would ever want to look at his face after the incident he suffered. After one look at Alicia Clarkson all his plans fly out the window. The woman’s beauty has him damn stunned speechless. She torments his thoughts and Gavin finds himself yearning to know everything about her. As relationship forms, love threatens to grow between them but Gavin struggles to cope with his physical appearance in the face of the beautiful Alicia.

Will she be the one to stand in the face of a monster and accept or will she turn her back on him as everyone else has?


Welcome T. A. Grey and Her Sexy Shifters!

T. A Grey's 10 Sexiest Shifters of All Time


Before I delve into this list let me explain that in my series, The MacKellen Alphas, my shifters are not shifters. My shifters are called lykaens…and they do not shift. Instead, they transform in a “beserking” where they “hulk out” and gain a tremendous amount of strength and acute senses. However, these men and women are very close to shifters in other respects. So here are my top 10 Sexiest Shifters of All Time.

1. Sam from True Blood

2. Michael Corvin from Underworld

3. Benicio del Toro from The Wolfman

4. Jacob from Twilight

5. Lucian from Underworld

6. Velkan from Van Helsing

7. Peter from Hemlock Grove

8. Alcide Herveaux from True Blood

9. Gavin MacKellen from my book The Loneliest Alpha


Those are T.A.'s faves.  Who are yours?

About the Author:


 
I love to write the kind of stories that will keep you up late at night and make your heart pound. It's my goal to make each new book better, more exciting, and more action-packed to keep thrilling you. I'm always trying to push the boundaries with my imagination, and yours, to create something new and different.

Open up one of my novels and you will find hot, erotic stories that will make you laugh out loud, cry, and fly through the pages. I write addictive love stories and I hope you like them.

Visit my website to learn more about my books at www.tagrey.com.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Hunger Awakened is Gritty Paranormal Romance

Hunger Awakened


Dee Carney
Carina Press
Pub Date Mar 4 2013
ISBN9781426895432
Ebook

Description

There's something inside of him, some dormant part that's been awakened. And now it wants to be set free…

Something's wrong with Sebastian Kent. Already considered an outsider in the vampire community as a half-vampire, half-something else, he'll do everything in his power to hide his weakness. But when sickness strikes, he has no choice but to turn to a human for help—a woman whose touch provides his only relief.

Alice Bowman is hiding her own illness, one that has left her homeless. When she comes to Bast's aid, she doesn't expect to be thrust into the world of vampires. He offers her refuge and a job researching his family history in the hope of finding a clue to his mysterious affliction. She can't resist his offer of protection—and the chance to spend more time with the man who arouses her every desire.

But as Bast's and Alice's hunger for each other grows, so does the power of Bast's unexplained half. And soon his unknown past and her uncertain future threaten to keep them apart forever…


Previously Reviewed Hunger Aroused by Dee Carney (1st in Series) January 4, 2011

An interesting exploration of vampire politics, or what might be vampire politics.  There's a very uneasy relationship between vampires and, well, everyone else. Also within vampires themselves the current government seems to be full of uptight jerks and it's a fairly new organization so it is due for a little realignment. That is going to cause upheaval.

Carney's vampires seem to feed on blood and sex, but I wasn't really sure.

Impossibly rich,  Four-hundred year old vampire Sebastian is caught in the middle of changes he doesn't understand having to do with the unknown father. That's how he meets Alice.  They are drawn to each other -- she seems to be an antidote for whatever ails him.  She's down on her luck, but seems really smart.  I found her character to have a very logical mind,  and a warm and caring personality. He's a bit more expected; and in the first few pages he's a real asshat.

These two are really "star-crossed." And Carney makes the journey pretty exciting.  Well, I found the beginning a bit slow, but the rest was sexy and engaging, and the last fifty pages made my exercise time fly by.   I can't say it's terribly unpredictable. But it 's still a fun ride.

It's fun, and sometimes thrilling.  The depth of loyalty the two rapidly feel for each other  is moving. I think if you really like PNR on the gritty side, this will be a good choice for you.





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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Steamy with Paranormal Politics, A TOUCH OF CRIMSON

A TOUCH OF CRIMSON

By Sylvia Day

October 4, 2011
Mass Market
Signet Eclipse/Penguin
Paranormal

Obtained in Author Autograph area at BEA 2012. No obligation or expectation expressed, no remuneration exchanged and all opinions herein are my own unless otherwise noted.





A Touch of Crimson

Can a love that transcends death survive a war between angels, vampires, and lycans?


An angel with immense power and insatiable desire, Adrian Mitchell leads an elite Special Ops unit of the seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen--angels who have become vampires--and command a restless pack of indentured lycans.


But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals--losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her: Shadoe, her soul once more inhabiting a new body that doesn’t remember him. This time he won't let her go.


With no memory of her past as Shadoe, Lindsay Gibson knows only that she can't help being fiercely attracted to the smoldering, seductive male who crosses her path. Swept into a dangerous world of tumultuous passion and preternatural conflict, Lindsay is soon caught between her angel lover, her vampire father, and a full-blown lycan revolt. There’s more at stake than her love and her life--she could lose her very soul...


http://www.sylviaday.com/books/touch-of-crimson/


This is the first novel in this series. Two shorts are also available, A DARK KISS OF RAPTURE (currently free on Amazon and released on 10/06/2011) and A CARESS OF WINGS (June 5, 2012) are also available. Sylvia really hit the big time this year with her erotic contemporary BARED TO YOU and REFLECTIONS OF YOU.  I really enjoyed those two excitement filled books so I wanted to read something else by Sylvia.

This is an unabashedly erotic, paranormal series with a constructed world, pretty much ours with most humans oblivious to the paranormal world around us. I was really interested in the characters especially the female heroine, Lindsay and the heroes Adrian and Elijah. I would have liked to have Lindsay’s existence and abilities explained, as well as what she becomes, explained.

Because of my religious baggage Angels in this type of hierarchy, reflecting western monotheism, are not my favorite sub-genre. They’re always wickedly sexy though.

Because this is the first in the series, Sylvia spends some time on set-up. I did think there was a gratuitous event that only furthers Lindsay’s withdrawal from the “real” world. There’s also quite a bit of action, both fighting and, ahem, the other. In “the other” action Adrian really shows his vulnerable side and a mouth like no angel I ever heard of. There are all kinds of conflict in this tale: emotional, political, strategic, life-changing.

I have recently been in the area where parts of the novel occur and that was a fun aspect for me. I enjoyed Lindsay’s enhanced abilities and Adrian’s integrity; his ability to change. The cimax was unexpected, but there are many expected climaxes of a different type as well. A good read I can recommend to people who like hot angels and hot humans in a tense political atmosphere.




AT Barnes and Noble: A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels Series #1)


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Saturday, April 28, 2012

FREE TASTE: A DARK KISS OF RAPTURE

A DARK KISS OF RAPTURE
Sylvia Day
October 6, 2011File Size: 234 KB
Print Length: 66 pages
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Free E-Read
A DARK KISS OF RAPTURE is a stand-alone prequel to THE RENEGADE ANGELS series. You don't need to read it to enjoy the full-length books.

Of all the Fallen, Raze’s hungers are some of the darkest and most insatiable. His brazen seductions cost him his wings, leaving him soulless and immortal, the most dangerous of seducers. He has roamed the earth for eons, hunting the rogues of his kind and protecting the humans who provide him with blood and sex. He is content with his life and the transient pleasures that flow through it... until one night and one woman change everything.
Kimberly McAdams is smart, beautiful, and wealthy. She can have any man she wants, but the moment she sets eyes on the lethally stunning Raze she knows he’s the man she needs. As one searingly erotic night burns into something deeper and far more vital than either of them expected, an adversary from Raze’s past sees a chance for revenge. Twisted by hatred, she will take from Raze what was taken from her—the precious gift of love.


THE RENEGADE ANGELS  trilogy is a dark and sexy paranormal romance series that debuted in October 2011. The trilogy chronicles the power struggles among angels, lycans, and vampires as they vie for supremacy. The first book, A TOUCH OF CRIMSON, tells the story of Adrian, leader of the angels. The second book, A HUNGER SO WILD, tells the story of Elijah, leader of the lycans. The third book, A TASTE OF SEDUCTION, tells the story of Syre, leader of the vampires.
http://www.sylviaday.com

This was free on Kindle and after reading BARED TO YOU I wanted to read another tale by Sylvia Day to see more of her writing style. I really enjoyed the love story part of the book, and I also enjoyed the world Sylvia was building after a bit. At first I was confused by the new names and relationships.

This is a quick novella, so unless there is going to be a paranormal destiny reason later in the series, I did feel the mutual attraction to emotional attachment was a bit sudden or ungrounded. But within a short story Sylvia did manage to get a lot of character development in, and relayed the world-rules information skillfully. There's also a fair bit of suspense.
If you want to read some of Sylvia's work this is a good starter at a great price and as a prequel should be a great intro to the series. I like these freebies because they give you that idea of whether you're going to enjoy the writer's work and I can tell you about this freebie. After all, the book might be free but your time probably is at a premium.  The intimate scenes in BARED TO YOU are more graphic than in DARK KISS OF RAPTURE but it is still steamy.

Do you like these KINDLE freebies? If you don't have an e-reader do they just tick you off?

This one is currently free:


These are available for pre-order
and will be perfect beach reads!
RELEASES 6/5   RELEASES 7/3