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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bewitching Blog Tours: Stacey Kennedy Interview - Supernaturally Kissed

Last week I had the extreme pleasure of reviewing Supernaturally Kissed by Stacey Kennedy.  That review is HERE.  This week I have the even better pleasure of interviewing Stacey, herself!  Here's that interview, hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Hi  Stacey, it’s nice to talk to you again!  Happy Leap Year Day!  (that’s a holiday, right? LOL).
 LOL! It has to be!! It’s always great to be here!

So I’ve just recently finished Supernaturally Kissed.  What a great story!  Can you tell our readers something about this story that isn’t in the synopsis?
Thanks! All in all, the Frostbite series is about a woman who has a gift to talk to ghosts. It’s the journey of her understanding why she can do this and each book in the series will give more answers. But within each book there will be a mystery of some kind that has to be solved and there’s also the romance between Tess and Kipp—a ghost that has stolen Tess’s heart.

And how did you come about the characters of Kipp and Tess?
It was odd really, but this story just smacked into my head when I was writing another. I liked the idea of a woman paired with a ghost and all the conflict that came along with it. To be honest, I had no clue how the series would unfold when I started writing SUPERNATURALLY KISSED. But after I wrote the second book, DEMONICALLY TEMPTED it became clear cut. I know exactly what will happen in all four of the books and how the series will end.

I really loved Tess’s best friend Caley.  She was very personal and fun, with a wild side.  Will we see more of her in the future?
YAH! I’m so happy you enjoyed, Caley. Some people love her while others want to hurt her. LOL! But that’s just how her character developed. She’s very protective over her friend, Tess and that’s because of what Tess goes through. But Caley is also very overbearing and in your face.

The thing I love about their friendship is that Caley isn’t perfect. She has major flaws. And while some might think her annoying for that reason, I love her for it. It makes their friendship more real to me because people are flawed. But one thing is so strong between them and that’s loyalty. Caley accepts Tess with all her ghost seeing abilities and Tess accepts Caley for her pushy ways. It’s a friendship that I really enjoy to write.

And yes, you will see more of Caley. She has a very small role in book two of the Frostbite series, which is currently in the hands of my editor. But she will also make appearances in all of the other books as well. Truthfully, I’d really LOVE to write a novella about Caley and Zach, so that might be in the future too!

If you were making a movie of Supernaturally Kissed, who would play Tess and Kipp?
 For Tess Jennings, I’d have Olivia Wilde. She is an exact image of the Tess that I see in my mind. The picture below couldn’t be more perfect.

For Kipp, I’d want Paul Walker. Of course, he’d have to wear a colored contact to make one eye brown to be the perfect Kipp, but he’s pretty much spot on too.

So Stacey, do you like to listen to music or munch on anything while writing, or is it straight to business with no distractions?
It’s usually straight down to business. I can’t listen to music because it’s too distracting and I can’t focus. I’ve grown used to listening to my kids in the background so I can tune them out. Now I tend to write at the local Starbucks and it’s a busy place, but that kind of noise I can ignore. I really love music and am known to sing in my car so it’s really hard for me to be listening to music when I write because all I’ll end up doing is singing.

You also write some wonderful erotica and romantic erotica.  Is it hard to switch between a UF type story and a naughty erotica story?
 No not hard at all, but I’ll tell you that I can only write urban fantasy when I’m in the mood to write it. Erotic romance is easy to write in a way because of the subject matter. It’s not hard to get in the “mood” to write a sizzling hot story. However, when I write UF I need to be really rested and super focused to write it because it has more complicated plot lines. I have to really want to write the story and have that itch and excitement over it or it won’t happen. UF, though, is my favorite genre to write in so it makes me blissfully happy when I’m in that zone!

Now some lighter questions…. Winter or Summer? Summer

Favorite paranormal being? Guardians

What’s scarier, clowns or spiders? Spiders *shudders*

Favorite holiday? Christmas

And lastly, what can we look forward to from you in the upcoming months?
 Oh, there are so many releases it’s hard to wrap my head around it. The next Frostbite book, DEMONICALLY TEMPTED will hopefully make its way out into the world. It’s completed and ready to edit, so I’m hoping it’ll be out in a couple months or so.

BEG FOR IT, the next Pact of Seduction book comes out around the end of May. It’s a VERY HOT BDSM erotic romance novella and I enjoyed writing every word of that book. I do believe it might be my favorite novella ever!

In July, WEREWOLVES BE DAMNED will be released, which is coming out in trade paperback. I love the heroine, Nexi so I’m very excited to get these full-length novels out there.

And lastly, I’m still plugging away at THE CAT’S MEOW. It’s more than half done and in fact, all the chapters are mapped out, but I just haven’t had the time to get back to it. It’s going to be a self-published novel so once it’s ready it’ll be out nice and quick.

So yes, busy, busy times, but lots of fun book releases!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to interview with me today!  I really appreciate it J
 Thanks for having me! You know I love spending time with you!  J

Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll find fast paced action, life threatening moments and a big bad villain that needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance Ebooks Bestseller lists. If she isn’t plugging away at her next novel, tending to her two little ones, she’s got her nose deep in a good book. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband.
Be sure to drop her a line at, she loves to hear from her readers.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sleepers - Megg Jensen

Title: Sleepers, Book One in The Swarm Trilogy
Author: Megg Jensen

Format: Ebook provided by author

From Goodreads
An adoptee raised in a foreign land, sixteen-year-old Lianne was content with her life as handmaiden to the queen, until a spell cast on her at birth activated. Now she's filled with uncontrollable rage and access to magic she thought had been bled from her people years ago. Even her years of secret training in elite hand-to-hand combat and meditation can’t calm the fires raging inside her. 

Her heart is torn between two boys, the one she’s always loved and the one who always ignored her. But when the kingdom threatens to tear itself apart due to rumors surrounding the queen’s alleged affair, who will Lianne protect and who will she destroy? 


In December I was lucky enough to be a part of the new cover reveal for Megg Jensen's Sleepers, here is that link

I didn’t take many notes on this book, because I could barely put it down!  It was a superb read, and I can’t wait to read Book Two!

Lianne is a handmaiden to the queen of Fithia, Mags.  But Mags is also a friend, one of the few that Lianne really has.  Of course there’s her boyfriend, Kellan, and the other adoptee into Fithia, Bryden.  But that’s about it.  She’s never really been a part of the society she lived in from the time she was a baby, and never knowing her own homeland, she was almost alone her entire life.

Then on the morning of her sixteenth birthday Lianne wakes up angry.  It’s not just a passing mood; it’s a rage at what’s been done to her, Kellan, and Bryden since they were adopted into Fithia as part of a treaty at the end of the war between the Dalagans and the Fithians.  

Kellan is dark and sexy, the “bad boy” young girls dream about.  He makes Lianne feel alive and ready to live, ready to fight.  And then there is Bryden, the third adoptee.  He was injured as a boy and has a permanent limp.  He’s book smart, not so much the fighter that Lianne and Kellan are.  Odd man out, you’d think.  That is, until Lianne wakes up angry.  Bryden is the boy who brings her to calmness and serenity.  Maybe not what she wants at the moment, but what she needs, right?

I really loved this love triangle.  It was hard to tell who to trust at different points in the story.  In the tug of war over Lianne’s heart, I often felt myself switching sides between Bryden and Kellan.  Lead with your heart, or lead with your head? 

When Lianne goes through her “awakening” and she wakes up knowing the secrets that have been hidden from her for her entire life regarding the war between the two sets of people.   I thought this was a very unique plot twist that I haven’t seen yet…children under a magical spell until their sixteenth birthday.  Brilliant idea, in my opinion. 

Lianne is getting different information from almost every place she turns to for answers.  I was right there with her, trying to figure out whom to trust and who not to.  It seems no one really knows what the real answer is.  Her whole life has been a secret and a lie. 

When the truth finally comes out it is explosive!  There is nonstop action, and I actually felt joy at the impending war that was certain to come next.  I know, that sounds bad, right?  But it meant freedom for the adopted kids who really never knew family, never knew their history, their people.

But wait!  The secrets aren’t over, oh no, not by a long shot.  And when things are brought to light, and Lianne discovers that what you think is good is not always good, and what you thought was bad was not entirely wrong… well, it rocks her world and everything she believed.  The plot twists in this story will definitely keep you reading and waiting anxiously to find out what happens next.  As for me, I’m happily waiting until June of this year for book two, Afterlife.

Monday, February 27, 2012

CBLS Promotions: Freestyle Love - Marcus Lopes - Guest Post

Today I have the great pleasure of welcoming author Marcus Lopes to Fictional Candy to speak to us about how his life doesn't necessarily follow the conventional rules.  Thank you, Marcus, for posting with Fictional Candy today.  I wish you the best of luck on your tour with CBLS!


The “Rules”

I don’t play by the rules. I never have.

In my life and in my work, I have never simply gone from Point A to Point B in a straight line. There are curves, major detours, regressions, and a few pretty good surprises before I reach the end point. I’m stubborn that way … I’m stubborn, period. But in a world where there is so much pressure to conform — to follow the straight and narrow — I had to find my own way, follow my own path. Maybe that’s why I decided, intentionally or not, to break the rules.

It’s not that I “broke” the rules, exactly, but that I chose not to follow the crowd. I want to believe that my life as an artist — writer, painter, composer — is just like that of an investment broker, or a hair stylist, or a police officer. I don’t see a difference but some of the people around me do because I don’t get up daily to go into an office. My life isn’t regimented by some conglomerate’s employment contract.

My work isn’t perceived as “real work” because I don’t have funds deposited into my chequing account every two weeks. I don’t have to ask permission to take a day off. I have it “easy” because I can get up when I want, do what I want when I want. I guess, to some, I’m not playing by the “rules”.

Being a writer — an artist — takes courage. As artists, we open up ourselves, and our artwork, to criticism. It’s courageous because we have dared to dream, and then set to work to make the dream pass into reality. It was courage as much as stubbornness that made me push and push until I found a publisher willing to take a chance on Freestyle Love.

Goethe told us to “Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” I dare to dream no small dreams, and if that means breaking the rules, then I’m all for it. For too long I stood where two roads diverged. But unlike Robert Frost, I’m not sorry that I cannot travel both. For when I “looked down as far as I could,” one road, flooded, waters as high as the knee, the sun still shone bright with possibility and hope. The other road was steep in snow through which a path had already been trod. I’m taking “the road less traveled by,” for I do believe that it will make all the difference.


When it comes to one-night stands, Malachi Bishop has “rules”. No pillow talk. No sleeping over. No planning a future hook-up. First names only. It’s just sex, not a prelude to love. But when Cole Malcolm, a smooth-talking management consultant, woos Malachi into bed, the rulebook is tossed out the window.

The one-time fling leaves Cole reeling: Malachi is his first real shot at happiness, his “forever” man, and he’s determined to show Malachi just how good they could be together. But Malachi doesn’t believe in happily-ever-after, and dodges Cole’s play for his heart. After all, Malachi is still mourning the loss of Taylor Blanchard, whom he hoped to love forever. Then there’s Zach Brennan, a handsome twenty-five-year-old and student at the college where Malachi teaches. Falling for Zach could destroy everything he’s worked for, but Malachi can’t help himself.

Caught by love and in its betrayal, it’s a later affair with a beautiful stranger that changes Malachi’s life most dramatically. Now Malachi must confront his present and his past that bring into question the larger fantasies of home and his place in the world.


Title:  Freestyle Love
Author:  Marcus Lopes
Publisher:  Lazy Day Publishing
Length:  66,500 Words
Sub-Genres:  Contemporary, Erotic, Interracial/African-American, M/M/M


Marcus Lopés is originally from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. His writing has appeared in Canadian and international literary magazines. Freestyle Love is his first novel. A novelist, essayist, poet, painter and singer-songwriter, Lopés lives in Sherbrooke, Québec.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bewitching Blog Tour - Laura Bickle Interview

A couple weeks ago I had the great pleasure of reading the book Embers by Laura Bickle for Bewitching Blog Tours.  You can see my review HERE.  Also in the next couple weeks I will read the sequel, Sparks.  I can't wait!  In the meantime, I was able to interview the author, Laura Bickle about her books, career, and Detroit.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed getting to know Laura!

Twitter: @Laura_Bickle
Sparky the fire salamander from EMBERS and SPARKS has his own Twitter account, here: @SparkySalamandr

Hi Laura! So glad to see you today!
Thanks so much for hosting me! I'm very excited to meet you and your readers.

Your books, Embers and Sparks, both take place in Detroit. I am so excited about this since I live in the area, and don’t get to see it too often in books. Why did you pick Detroit as the setting for Anya Kalinczyk?
My husband is from Detroit, and it was wonderful to have him play tour guide for me. Detroit has some very magical places that are easily reimagined into landscapes for a book. And the Detroit Salt Mine, which stretches beneath the city. It became the perfect place for a dragon's lair. Michigan Central Station became a way station for ghosts moving into the afterlife.

So Laura, your husband is from the Detroit area, and you are from Ohio… I’ll skip the question about rivals, and ask if you have a favorite place to visit in Michigan?
Ha. Yes, he went to Michigan and I went to Ohio State. Fortunately, I'm not big into football, so there is no internal household rivalry. ;-)

The place I loved most was the Detroit Institute of Arts. I saw the pieces of the Ishtar Gate on display there, and worked that into the mythology of EMBERS. Anya became an avatar of Ishtar, and I had her return to visit the museum ghosts in SPARKS.

You write about Detroit beautifully, when its not especially a favorite destination among travelers. Is there something you would like your readers to take away from your books regarding this city?
Thank you! I want readers to know that there is incredible beauty, power, and magic in the city. Everywhere I looked, I found a story. There's so much history - from speakeasies to the churches - and I wanted to explore that for the reader.

I see you have a wide range of studies, from criminology to politics to even library science and IT. How did these fields help you write the Anya Kalinczyk books?
I spent around ten years working in and around criminal justice, so I wanted to accurately get the feel of a criminal investigation in the book. I did a lot of research in arson investigation, which is far afield of my own personal experience. That's where working in a library comes in - I love the research aspect of writing a story. I think it's important to get those small details right, to make the story seem 'real.'

I’ve learned you are also interested in Tarot. What about Tarot draws you to it?
I've puttered around with Tarot since I was a teenager. I love the images, and the cards make great story prompts.

Under my Alayna Williams pseudonym, I'm the author of DARK ORACLE and ROGUE ORACLE, which follow the adventures of Tara Sheridan, a criminal profiler who uses Tarot cards to solve crimes. That was a wonderful opportunity to play with cards in a story.

Ok, now in Embers, the male protagonist is Drake Ferrer. I really felt he was such an interesting character with a rich history. How did he come to be, and is he based on anyone in particular?
He's not based on a real person, but he represents disillusionment. He embodies a desire to burn out the old and build something new. In that respect, he's quite ruthless.

I also wanted him to have a tie to Anya. He's the only other person Anya's met who can devour ghosts like she can. And he understands the dark side of that power. Anya is forever having to hide her destructive instincts from the rest of her ghost-hunting allies. I wanted her to meet someone who understood her fully.

Ok Laura, time for some easier questions! Your main character Anya lives in Hamtramck, which is known to be like a little Poland in Michigan… do you like pierogis, and what’s your favorite flavor?
Oh, NOM. I've never had a bad pierogi, but my favorites are cheese and potato. I once had one with cheese AND bacon that made me swoon.

And since I must obviously be hungry, whats your go-to dessert if calories are only a figment of our imagination?
Anything chocolate. And I deliberately choose to ignore calorie counts for chocolate.

Do you have a favorite movie?
I really loved CONSTANTINE. I thought it was a great story, one I remember from back in the days when I collected comic books.

And are you a winter or summer lady?
Summer! I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I set up an inflatable kiddie pool in the backyard to splash around in during the summer. It's the Budget Jacuzzi. It actually attracted a pair of mallards last summer. I went outside with my towel and flip flops, and there were two ducks paddling on the surface of the water, looking at me with an expression of: "Yeah, so?"

And lastly, is there anything you would like to tell the readers today? (your books, yourself, society, outer space?)
If readers are curious about my books, I love to hear from them! My website is I also keep a blog at , and I tweet at

In fall, my first YA book will be released by Houghton Mifflin's Graphia line. It's called THE HALLOWEDONES, and it's pitched as "WITNESS meets 28 DAYS LATER." It's about an Amish girl who must confront not only a massive disaster unfolding in the world outside her community, but also the threat of darkness in her own increasingly fragile society.

Thank you so much for taking the time to interview with me today! I really appreciate it!
Thank you so much for having me! This was a lot of fun. :-)


Laura has worked in library science, criminology, and technology for several years. She and her chief muse live in the Midwest, owned by five mostly-reformed feral cats. She is represented by Becca Stumpf of Prospect Agency. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Timeless Heart - Karyn Gerrard - Review/Giveaway

Title: Timeless Heart
Author: Karyn Gerrard

Format: Ebook provided by author for review

From Goodreads:
Sandra Cranston, an elementary teacher on leave, discovers a carriage deep in the woods. Inside is a man, Jerrod Ross, who fuels all of her wicked Regency dreams and fantasies. 

Ross has been torn from the only world he has ever known—1821 Cornwall, England. How will he adjust to the future and his growing desire for the lovely lady who found him? More importantly, how will he ever return to his time?


The story opens with a quick prologue where we see Jerrod riding in a carriage…in 1821.  Yep, 1821.  He’s in the carriage with a couple other people, and it’s a bumpy ride in a storm.  The carriage is all over the place, and then….. heck no, I’m not telling you!

Jump to present day.  Sandra is riding along a country road when she spies a carriage tipped off the road.  Being the good Samaritan that she is, she stops to see if anyone needs help and happens upon Jerrod Ross, practically passed out cold.  She has an instant attraction.  And for some reason even she can not fathom, rather than call an ambulance or the police, she rouses him, gets him to her truck and back home to her place.

This story takes place over a pretty short period of time…. Well almost 200 years, and a couple weeks.  Sandra is an obviously hurt woman.  She is a burnt out school teacher taking a year off after tragedy struck right in front of her.  She just wants to get her head back together.  She is a very likable character, and you can see her heart from a mile away.

Jerrod is an…ahem, strapping young man.  In his time he is wealthy and prosperous.  Then suddenly he is in our time, and in the care of Sandra.  The chemistry is definitely reciprocated, although he has what is certainly understandable conflicts about what has happened.  He's in a new time and place, leaving absolutely everything he knows behind him in that carriage ride.

“Yes, Jerrod Ross, Historical Romance Hunk, was certainly
letting her forget her wretched memories and dark thoughts and, for
that alone, she was grateful.”

Do you believe that love, or the hope of love, can transcend time and space to bring two people together?  The bond these two people shared was tangible.  They quickly came to rely on each other.  I didn’t want him to go home, I wanted him to stay in our time.  It was driving me crazy thinking he was going to have to go back to his time!

Also there were some humorous parts to this story.  I find it quite funny to see such a “large and in charge” type of man become bewildered by and frightened of today's modern amenities and conveniences.  Ms. Gerrard definitely brought out the giggles in me a few times watching Jerrod trying to acclimate himself to our time in history. 

There are a few very steamy scenes also, that will make your toes curl and read a bit quicker, to find out what happens next.  The author definitely has no issue describing in beautiful vividness the seduction between a man and a woman. 

Now, of course I can’t tell you how it ends.  But it will definitely have you on the edge of your seat!  You’ll have to purchase your own copy of Timeless Heart for that – or win one here right after this review!  But if you like historical romances, this will appeal to you.  If you like modern romances, this will appeal to you.  If you like erotic romance, this will appeal to you.  And this may even appeal to you if you like a bit a sci-fi thrown in for good measure.  I really liked reading this book, and I am excited to say that Timeless Love, the sequel to Timeless Heart will be out at the end of March, early April.  So you may want to go sign up for Karyn Gerrard’s newsletter to stay informed of that! 

And to tease you a bit more, here is the synopsis for
  Timeless Love:
1969- Underworld enforcer Joey Indelli didn't expect an English Regency era carriage to appear before his very eyes in a thunderbolt of light. Inside he discovers a disoriented beauty, the Honorable and delectable Catherine Worthington.

Catherine finds herself immediately attracted to her rough and very masculine rescuer but is determined to return to her home in 1821 Cornwall, England.

Seeing the carriage appear in front of him, Indelli believes her story but is convinced she has no choice but to stay in 1969.

Will the love that develops between them fade with their parting or somehow keep them together and prove...timeless?

Karyn has so graciously offered a copy of Timeless Heart to one lucky person!  Just fill out the Rafflecopter below!  Be sure to comment with your answer to the question in the Rafflecopter!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Forbidden Mind - Kimberly Kinrade

Title: Forbidden Mind (Forbidden #1)
Author: Kimberly Kinrade

Format: Ebook provided by author for review.

From Goodreads:

She reads minds.
He controls minds.
Together, they might get out alive.

Sam thinks she's months away from freedom. After spending her life in a secret school, rented out to the rich and powerful as a paranormal spy, she is ready to head to college like any normal eighteen-year-old. 

Only Sam isn't normal. She reads minds. And just before her big going-away party, she links to the mind of a young man who changes everything. 

Drake wasn't raised as a 'Rent-A-Kid.' He was kidnapped and taken there by force. But his exceptional physical strength and powers of mind control make him very dangerous, especially to Sam. 

When they meet, Sam is forced to face the truth of her situation, and to acknowledge that not all is as it seems in her picture-perfect world. For what awaits her on her eighteenth birthday isn't a trip to college, but an unexpected nightmare from which she may not be able to escape. 

To survive, they must work together. 

But will their powers be enough to save them before it's too late?


This book was introduced to me as X-Men meets Dollhouse.  Those are two of my favorites, so my answer was a definite “yes!”.

And it is true, there are X-Men-ish and Dollhouse-ish elements to Forbidden Mind.  But I think that is selling it short.  There is a giant personal element here that I don’t think either of those other stories captured.

Sam is the female protagonist.  She goes to private school and works for the school in an operative type status.  The students have dubbed the school as “Rent-A-Kid”.  Their services are sought out for different reasons, depending on the kid hired.  The element that makes “Rent-A-Kid” special is that all of its employees slash students have special powers.  Sam can read minds.  Her friend, Lucy, is basically a human lie detector.  Lucy’s brother, Luke, can walk through walls!

“Help Me.  They took me.  Help me, please.”

His name is Drake Davis, and he is a mystery.  And he needs help.   Sam hears this one day in her thoughts when she comes back from a job.  And it begins a series of questions and secrets revealed that will dramatically change her life forever.   

This story, while short, had a ton of intriguing factors to it.  First, there are the super powers each person has.  Of course that is awesome.   Then there is the whole deal of the kids being basically farmed out for their special powers to be used on assignment, which is usually some type of corporate espionage type deal.

The characters are well written, and develop well within the story.  It is a fast paced story, for sure, and full of action.  This is something I was very impressed with since the main character is telepathic, and a good portion of the story actually takes place within her mind. 

The supporting characters are wonderful and varied, and I really hope we get to know them more in the future.  If you are into private school type stories, or super power stories, then you will like this one.  I very much encourage you to read this because there are some definite twists and turns that you do NOT see coming at all – and it is very refreshing and made for a really terrific read.


You can find Kimberly Kinrade on: 

And keep an eye out on March 27 for the sequel, Forbidden Fire!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bewitching Blog Tour: Walking With Shadows - Julieanne Lynch

Walking with Shadows
By Julieanne Lynch
“Walking with Shadows” is the second of The Shadows trilogy, an urban fantasy of vampires and the supernatural, and much, much more.

Giselle regains consciousness and is horrified to discover she has been asleep for nine weeks. She was already aware that she was carrying a very special baby who was to be the first of a new race of vampires, but she is shocked to find how her pregnancy is progressing. Around her, the underworld is in turmoil.

Vampires battle with creatures of darkness and with other vampires, and few are entirely what they seem. More confusing still, those who appeared to be totally evil may have a streak of goodness in them, and those who appeared to be Giselle’s friends may have a darker purpose of their own. Almost anyone, it seems, can be changed and turned, except possibly Ysoriel the Archangel and the goddess Lilith, and Giselle cannot be sure that even they are interested only in her welfare.

The only certainty is that it will all become very much worse before it begins to get better – if anything ever gets better for Giselle.

** Publisher’s note: Not recommended for readers under 15 years of age.

About the Author:

Fiery Librian Julieanne Lynch is an author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Northern Ireland, Julieanne now lives in Ireland, where she works on her Shadows Trilogy and other series full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths, a rock star being one of them. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, and considered journalism as a career path. However, she decided writing was the way for her and believes all of her education and reading prepared her for it.

An avid reader, Julieanne has always had an encompassing fascination with folklore. When not writing, she enjoys crime series such as Criminal Minds, CSI, NCIS and Cold Case, and loves anything with Vampires, listening to metal, meeting new people, drinking lots of green tea, and sharing her dreams with her children. She is a self-professed goth wanna-be,and is happy when left to write into the early hours of the morning.

Find Julieanne online:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Supernaturally Kissed - Stacey Kennedy

Title: Supernaturally Kissed
Author: Stacey Kennedy

Format: Ebook provided by Bewitching Blog Tours

Tour Date: Feb 29, 2012 - Check back for an interview with Stacey Kennedy!

From Goodreads:
Ghosts harass and annoy Tess to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp, a former cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her. 

Tess must help solve the five-year-old cold case of Hannah Reid’s disappearance, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever, or find the killer.


Tess can see ghosts and she can help them with their unfinished business so they can cross over and move on.  Suddenly a hot guy is following her, whispering naughty things about what he would do.  She is trying to ignore him and have a life, but really, it's impossible!  The guy has got it going on, and his name is Kipp.  Kipp was a cop and his partner, Zach, needs the info Kipp knows to solve the cold case of missing girl, Hanna Reid.

First of all, Stacey Kennedy really knows how to pack a punch into her books.  I’ve read a couple now, and I’ve never been disappointed.  Supernaturally Kissed can definitely be added to that list.  Tess and Kipp have some great electrifying chemistry.  She can try to ignore him, she can try to deny her feelings.  But that can’t last for long when you have someone who is so obviously the perfect match for you right there.  The only question, is how long will it last – how long can it last? 

I found myself not wanting this story to end.  Tess has a bit of a snarky attitude, something I just love in my female lead characters.  And Kipp, well, Kipp has that wonderful alpha male mentality that just speaks volumes to me.  I love Kipp!  So a dash of humor, a few wonderfully steamy scenes, a bit of intrigue and drama, and you’ve got one heck of a story ahead of you.

There’s so much I want to talk with all of you about this story, but there is really only so much I can say without giving it away!  Seriously!  You will enjoy this story.  Tess has an awesome friend, Caley, who is just as protective and funny and wild as you could hope for in a supporting character.  I’m really hoping she will get her own book in the future.  On Kipp’s side you get to meet his partner, errr, ex-partner, Zach, who just makes me think of Shemar Moore as far as personality and all around wonderfulness along with some coworkers from the precinct.

This book really offers you a lot.  It’s hot and romantic, but there is a really good mystery involved too regarding the cold case of Hannah Reid.  Ms. Kennedy did a great job of weaving the two sides of this book together.  And best of all, this is the first book in the Frostbite series, so definitely be ready for more!


About the Author: 

Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart-squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and they even give you a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll also find fast-paced action, life-threatening moments and a big bad villain who needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance eBooks bestseller lists.

Stacey welcomes comments from readers. You can find her at

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Coffee Beans & Love Scenes - Painted Jezebel by Jolie Pethtel

Painted Jezebel (A Jezebel Jinx Mystery, Book 1)
 Jolie Pethtel
Publisher:  Museitup Publishing
Length:  65,000 Words
Sub-Genres:  Comedy, Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller


Publicist Finn Mackenzie has always been lucky, until an ill-fated affair with a vindictive writer leaves him one chance for redemption: a spectacular public appearance by the elusive best-selling romance author, Jezebel Jinx.
Unfortunately, the cute but kooky writer refuses to cooperate. Jezebel believes she’s cursed with bad luck. Riddled with anxieties, she never leaves her home--until the gorgeous, albeit desperate Finn whisks her away to a writer’s conference, against her will.
After the initial shock wears off, Jezebel’s dormant hormones kick into high gear around the hunky Finn.
When his ex turns up murdered and Jezebel is the prime suspect, ill-planned sexcapades are the least of their worries.


Jolie Pethtel was born in Ohio, but raised in Arizona, where she met her husband Jim. Jolie has since moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where she lives with her husband and their six rambunctious children. Jolie is a Domestic Goddess by day and Writer by night. 

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