Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's A Gem of A Hook! #SevenSinSisters on #MFRWhooks


Welcome to another week of Book Hooks, the weekly meme hosted by the MFRW Authors Blog. Here's a chance each week for readers to get hooked on a new book! Authors share a short excerpt from their books. If you enjoy the sample, consider purchasing the full book through their buy link.

TODAY I'm sharing an excerpt from Holiday Gem, book three in the Seven Sin Sisters series.

BOOK BLURB
Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy, one originating back from the time of the Italian Wars in the 1500s. One by one, they will find their mates from the immortal Valendite Breeds and secure their place in history.

Gemma has spent her adult life consumed with researching the Valendite Breed history, constantly greedy for knowledge about their race. Until she meets Seamus and she's no longer able to hide in her world of books and theory. Now is her time to live.

Seamus has found his gem and wants nothing more than to treasure her but his best friend is missing and he needs to locate him. Torn between his mate and his brother-in-arms, Seamus may be forced to choose one over the other. Will he sacrifice a lifelong friendship for the love of his life?
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"Ms. Beck serves up a tasty holiday morsel with the third in her Sin Sisters series. Slightly shorter but no less delightful, this Christmastime story embodies the spirit of giving without being so Christmassy that it can only be read in December! Standing on solid ground with this very enjoyable paranormal romance (super charged with erotic elements), Holiday Gem delivers the greedy little romance between scholarly Gemma and brawny Seamus." - Jenn, Guilty Indulgence Review Site, 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

BOOK HOOK
Gemma brushed her hands along the contours of his back as Seamus lay on top of her. His muscles rippled with raw power as he held himself just above her. Each muscle tightened slightly as she stroked over it. Seamus exuded a sexy strength; the vibrations emanating from him flared Gemma’s desire until a glowing aura of light surrounded them.

“My powers,” she said with awe as she looked around them. Gemma felt small as she contemplated her powers and moved her arms around Seamus, only to realize they didn’t meet in the back. He was massive compared to her smaller frame. He was power and she felt a frisson of safe refuge in his arms. He would protect her.


Don't wait. Get Hooked!

Monday, April 21, 2014

BOOKS Authors READ: #MFRWauthor @AuthorTinaGayle

It's another BOOKS authors READ post on ROMANCE BECKONS! This is when I'll be asking some of my author friends to share about books they enjoy reading. At least twice each month, you can get some great ideas for books you might also enjoy. I hope you'll keep coming back to talk to each of the authors I've invited. They're a great group.


Today, I'm welcoming author Tina Gayle.
Tina Gayle was born in Texas, the place of her heart and where most of her family still lives. The youngest of four daughters, she grew up a dreamer. She worked for years in the business world doing a variety of accounting jobs. Then when her two sons were little, Tina decided to go back to school to get a degree in MIS. She only used this degree a few years before deciding to follow her passion for writing romance.

As romance author, she has published a number of contemporary romances. Her first being Pregnancy Plan, followed by a paranormal story called Mating Rituals. Deciding to stick to her contemporary romance roots, she then published two more books Baby Decision and Youthful Temptations.

Hi Paloma. So excited to be on your blog today, I love talking about books. My love affair with them started when I was in my teens and I’m still thrilled with reading.

Q. Most authors loved to read at a young age. What was your favorite book as a child?
A. Believe it or not, A Touchdown for Tommy by Matt Christopher.  I grew up in Texas and football was something I watched with my father. The story was one of the first books that drew me in and hooked me on the emotions that a reader can experience from a great read.

Q. What book did you read that inspired you to be an author?
A. I can’t remember just one. I used to read the love swept books and Harlequin stories. I would spend hours in my room, reading and falling in love. The stories inspired me to write stories in my head. I didn’t even consider being an author until after I graduated from college. Then because of a move my family made, I decide to quit and spend all my time with my children and with the stories in my head.

Q. What was the last book you read just for fun?
A. Big Bad Wolf by Christine Warren. This is a series about others who live in New York City. I’ve read a several in the series and have enjoyed each of them.

Q. What upcoming release are you most looking forward to?
A. Funny, how authors love their latest release. I just released the second book in Family Tree series. Fallen Leaves continues the story of Amber Harrison adventure as the keeper of the Winston family spirits. She faces the new challenge of getting her great, great, great, great, grandmother to let go of being a ghost and cross over to heaven.

GIVEAWAY
And now for the giveaway – I would love everyone to read my book and you can read the 1st chapter of my books on my website. For one lucky person though, I’m offering a copy of Fallen Leaves.

Fallen Leaves BLURB
As autumn comes to the Winston estate in Ohio, Amber Harrison learns further lessons in her new position as keeper for the spirits and ghosts who haunt the estate--and further lessons in love, too. She and her love, Carter Miller, grapple with the fears and passions of new love, while caught up in the storm of ancient family drama.

This is the second book in the unfolding saga of the psychics and talents associated with the Winston estate, a sheltered place where past, present, and future are woven into a single dramatic tapestry of love and desire.

Thanks so much, Paloma for letting me be on your blog today.
Best of luck to everyone, Tina.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Do You Have Paranormal Cravings? 4 Books. 1 Bundle. 99 Cents.

Now Available! I've joined with a group of Secret Cravings authors to create a book bundle of our paranormal romances. The bundle offers the first books in our PNR series at an incredibly low price. Just 99 cents!

Looking for a weekend read? Want to explore some new authors? Go grab your copy NOW!

Born to be Wild 
Alexandra Carlton, Alex to her friends, the only girl born into a family of vampire hunters with strict rules. She lives and hunts by the Code. Despite insecurities and self-esteem issues about her appearance, she eagerly tracks a rogue vamp carrying a contagious virus, deadly to vampires and humans alike, to prove her worth, to her family and herself. 
Alex meets Stefan Marin, a brooding 500 year old vampire. He helps her not only on her quest but tames her wildest passions and discovers the true beauty within her, the beauty he can't help but fall in love with. 
Together, Alex and Stefan break all the rules uncovering more than a virus—hot sex, an uptight FBI Special Agent, spanking, hot sex, a nosy, meddling brother, more hot sex, bondage and submission, murder, and bad vampires.Will their love survive the wild side they were born to live? 

Lustful Cravings 
Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy bigger than anyone ever expected. One by one, they will find their mates from the immortal Valendite breeds and secure their place in history. Each sister embodies one of the seven deadly sins only to be cast aside once claimed. But claiming comes at the price of separation, causing a weakening of their combined powers, which none want to happen... until Layla, holding the sin of lust within her body, locks eyes with Madden. 
Madden is one of the strongest of the Valendite Breed, a group of near-immortal men originating from the Italian Wars in the 1500s. Today, the Valendite Breed serve as the Terrorist Elimination Unit (TEU), their only weakness being their body’s need for a mate to carry on the Breed. So now that Madden has found Layla, he will never let her go. With forces mounting up against the Breed, Madden and Layla will need to rely on their powers combined to get them to their Pronouncement. 

Twilight Destiny 
Catherine “Katie” Mills has only one focus in life – to complete her education so she can lift her family out of poverty. She leads a simple life, ruled by order and practicality, until a mysterious, Scottish stranger with extraordinary good looks and a gentle spirit disrupts her plans. When she learns the man she loves is a vampire, fear rises to challenge her heart. 
Mistakes made in his early past drive Joshua MacAaron to lead a solitary existence, avoiding mortal relationships, unable to trust without fear of reprisal. When his soul entangles with Catherine’s, he’s forced to accept the bond he cannot break. He guides her gently into his realm, teaching her, preparing for the inevitable discovery of his peers. 
When a hunter strikes the Community, Joshua is called away to aid in Haven’s defense. Alone and uncertain, Catherine faces the judgment of the Council of Elders. She struggles for bravery as Joshua instructed, but how can she possibly withhold her terror and defend her destiny in the presence of so many powerful vampires? 

Witch’s Brew 
Saylym Winslow but is determined to ignore her awakening magical powers. She can’t be a witch; magic brings nothing but trouble. But when Prince Talon, assassin of witches is assigned to terminate her by stealing her soul, she discovers being a real, spell-casting witch is only the beginning of her problems. 
Talon is enchanted by Saylym's beauty and charm and refuses to do his duty. He is given a choice by the powerful Waken Guild: Handfast with the trouble making witch to keep her in line or they will send Drayke, the most ruthless waken assassin, to hunt her down.

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