Archive | December 14, 2013

Four Intriguing Questions / Tamara Hoffa -Frog Blog Hop

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Many thanks to Natasza Waters for inviting me to participate in this fun blog hop! Please visit her site to see her answers to the questions.

1. What are you working on now?
I am currently working on Book 3 of the Circle R Ranch series, Fetching Love.This is Chad’s story. He is the youngest Ryan brother. Chad has just graduated from veterinary school and his headed home to become a partner in the Hopkinsville animal hospital. Old Doc MacGuire is getting on in years and the town needs some new blood.
Meagan MacGuire is Doc’s daughter. She runs the Animal clinic and has had a crush on Chad since she was 14. But she’s all grown up now! And Sparks are gonna fly!

2. How is your current WIP different from others in the genre?
I think my books offer a real look at southern living. Like it really is. I live in central Tennessee and grew up showing horses, so I have real life experience, instead of just research to guide me.

3. Why do you write?
I have been an avid reader all my life. I love to escape into a new story, a new world, new characters. I now have the opportunity to create my own worlds and characters and share them with the world. What could be better?

4. How does your writing process work?
When an idea for a story knocks on my brain I run with it. I’m not a big plotter. I get a general idea and let the characters take me where they will! Lol. My plots are “fluid” and often change while I’m writing the stories.

Check out my fellow authors answers to these intriguing questions

http://kishazinnermuse.blogspot.com/2013/12/four-intriguing-questions.html

http://jamallahbergmansstoriesoflove.weebly.com/1/post/2013/12/four-intriguing-questions.html

http://www.jennifersimpkins.net/blog.html

http://catherinegreenauthor.blogspot.com/2013/12/four-intriguing-questions-bloghop.html

http://christinacoletimeforlove.blogspot.com/

http://flossiebentonrogers.com/2013/12/01/four-intriguing-questions/

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Review – Breeder by Cara Bristol

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To secure his legacy, Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra, a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner. As Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by his world’s law, he begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.

Cara’s Review
I had seen this novel a time or two on Amazon, and always dithered on whether or not to buy it- saving my extra money up for Christmas! When I came upon it as a novel I could trade for an honest review, I was ecstatic! My only regret is not ponying up the money earlier, so that I could have read this book earlier, because it was an absolute great read.

Dak is the Alpha Commander, and finds it is time to purchase himself a breeder. The Parseon people had long ago recognized the feeble-mindedness, weakness, and general uselessness of females- so they kept the females of breeding age in Breeder Confinement Facilities, where they could be purchased, used to have off-spring and returned. However, Dak’s world is about to be turned on its’ head when he comes across Omra.

Dak believes that Omra will serve him as an ideal breeder, but things become difficult when he realizes that he does not want to share Omra (as a proper Alpha host should) and can’t imagine passing her back to the Breeder Facilities. Now, the two must try to discover who they really are, what they really believe, and of what worth are feelings.

This book could have played out in several ways, but I thought that Ms. Bristol did an awesome job at the telling of this tale. She managed to describe the inner struggles of Dak and Omra exceptionally well, and the book definitely ended on a “Happily for now” note…I can foresee many struggles ahead.

Another interesting plot twist: The Parseon people have had issues since some sort of radioactive fallout…so they injected and restored their DNA by splicing in human DNA. This opens a whole new for any book club of nature vs. nurture. Are Omra and Dak unique? What is causing the increasing popularity of the Enclaves?
So, not only would I strongly recommend this book, I’d say have a couple of friends read it with you, so you can discuss some of the themes present in it. Okay, enough of a teacher moment. Let me recap: this book is a great sci-fi romance read, Dak and Omra are awesome main characters, and there is superhot loving involved. What about that description doesn’t enthrall you?
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SSLY recommended read

Last Flight of the Ark ~ D.L. Jackson

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by D.L. Jackson
Genre: Paranormal romance, erotic, sci-fi, military romance, ménage, shapeshifters

Heat level: 5
Cover art by Tibbs Designs

Blurb:
Evolution never happened so fast.

Twelve hours away from Terra II, Colonel Kaleb Titan, a molecular geneticist and commander of the Ark, faces a life-or-death choice that could change the fate of mankind.

The Ark travels with a hold full of wildlife and three crew members. When a wolf bite and genetically-altering gamma radiation transform Kaleb, he notices his senses have been heightened, his libido has gone haywire, and he can’t keep his hands off his crew. Worse yet—or better—they don’t seem inclined to stop him.

When their sister ship arrives early, Kaleb’s problems compound. As soon as the command crew of the Genesis II boards, one whiff tells Kaleb they’re not from Earth. He quickly begins to believe they may be far more ominous than anyone could have imagined. If he’s forced to employ biological warfare against them, will it be enough to save humanity?

History is about to repeat, and only one species will survive.

Available:
http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=818&osCsid=a5m3vh680ufvss28svfqsmgs54

Excerpt:
He walked up on Jessica, peering over her shoulder into the cage at a snarling Sheba. The bitch caught sight of Kaleb and backed up with a whine, sinking to her belly.

“I’ll be,” Jessica muttered. “She’s submitting to you.” Her ponytail smacked him in the face as she turned. He flinched and knocked it out of his eyes.

“She’s not stupid.” He glared at Sheba, whose tail thumped against the floor. Her golden eyes studied him. “She knows I mean business.”

Jessica grinned. “I don’t think that’s it. I think she’s got a crush on you. She likes you.”

“What?”

“Sheba’s the alpha female. She doesn’t submit to anyone but the alpha male. Hence the reason she bit Lobo. He’s not alpha enough.” Jessica eyed Kaleb. “Apparently you are, sir.”

“Will she let me in the cage?”

Jessica shrugged. “She’s not growling, and we’ve got to try something. I’d hate to tranq her again. Use that catchpole over there with the loop in the end.”

He nodded and snagged the pole. One way or another, someone had to go in there. If Sheba liked him, it might as well be him. “Open the door when I say and get the tranq gun in case she gets ugly. First sign of aggression, put her out. I’d rather keep my arm.” He’d request they import another if this didn’t go well. He eyed the wolf. “Sorry, sweetheart, I have priorities. Just be a good girl, and everything will be fine.”

Jessica loaded a cartridge into the gun. “Ready?”

Kaleb nodded and Jessica opened the door. He stepped inside and it clanged shut behind him. “Hey, girl.”

With a growl that sounded more like a roar, Sheba launched from the corner. Her paws landed on his chest, knocking him to the floor. Kaleb only had seconds to register her open jaws and large teeth. He threw his forearm over his throat. Sheba latched on, sinking into flesh. A crunch and then sharp pain shot up his arm. Oh, God. Her teeth had pierced bone.

“Shoot her!” The bitch shook her head side to side, shredding flesh, and wouldn’t stop until she’d ripped his arm off or torn out his throat. “Anytime…ahhh.” Crunch. Easing her grip and then clamping back down on another part of his arm, she backed up and tried to pull his limb from where he’d blocked her access to his jugular. It was the wolf or him. “Kill her!” Little flickers of light swam before his eyes as pain exploded through his body. “Now!”

The tranq popped and was followed by a yelp from Sheba, who released his arm and staggered back. Blood dripped from her muzzle and stained her white fur. She swayed and dropped to the floor with a snort. Her front paw dug at air as she fought the drug.

“Omigod.” Jessica threw the door open and rushed to his side. “You okay?”

Kaleb glanced at his blood-soaked sleeve. “She likes me, huh?” He cringed as pain radiated from his fingers to his shoulder. Last time he’d trust a smiling female. They were all trouble.

Jessica helped him to sit up and ripped his sleeve open, staring at the bite. Blood pumped from the wound and formed a puddle on the floor. “Can you walk to the med-bay?”

“Does it look like she bit my leg?” he snarled.

Author Bio:

D. L. Jackson is a writer of urban fantasy, science fiction, military romance and erotic romance. She loves to incorporate crazy plot twists, comedy and the unexpected into her worlds. As a U.S. Army veteran, she naturally adores men in uniform and feels the world could always use more. She does her part by incorporating as many sexy soldiers in her novels as she can. When she isn’t writing or running the roads, you can often find her online chatting with her peers and readers. Grab a cup of iced coffee, pull up your virtual chair and say hi. She loves emails and blog visits from her readers.

Blitz Weekend ~ two tickets to PARADISE ~ Scarlett Jade

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by Scarlett Jade

Synopsis:

When Eve finds out two weeks before Christmas that the love of her life has been cheating, she’s left with a ticket to paradise. Defying common sense and hoping for a Christmas miracle, she gives the ticket to a man she doesn’t know.

Nick meets a beautiful woman at a coffee shop, who offers him a vacation, all expenses paid. He wonders if she’s crazy, but takes her up on the offer.

In paradise, they realize that together they make magic.

But will the secret Nick keeps tear them apart forever?

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Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Two-Tickets-Paradise-Christmas-Mistletoe-ebook/dp/B00H7KBO9C

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/two-tickets-to-paradise-scarlett-jade/1117653750

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18866337-two-tickets-to-paradise
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