Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sizzling love stories, paranormal worlds & intriguing characters! 5 great books #FREE 2/27-28 #FebFreebies

Five top rated Kindle books FREE 
February 27th & 28th!

Night Visions by Elena Gray -

Soul Search by Amber Scott -

What the Heart Wants by Kelli McCrackin -

Untitled by Jackie Chanel -

Arcadia's Gift by Jesi Lea Ryan -

Friday, February 22, 2013

FREE BOOK on 2/22! Immortalis Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas @QuixoticKatie. Excerpt here! #Vampires

Who likes FREE books?  
How about FREE books with VAMPIRES?  
Duh, who doesn't?  


Explore the emotional upheaval that is the transformation from human to vampire. Bleeding to death after brutal mugging on the campus of UNLV, Twenty-five year old Alyssa, is rescued by the cold and aloof, vampire, Lysander. Taking pity on her, he shares the gift-and curse-of immortality. She awakens as a vampire and is soon devastated by harsh realities of her new way of life: An unyielding thirst for blood as well as the loss of her friends, her independence, and her humanity. As if having her humanity stripped away was not enough to make life interesting, Alyssa finds out her "turning," did not go unnoticed by the rest of undead society. Old enemies; an ancient sect of vampire hunters, known as the Acta Sanctorum, as well as a powerful Vampire mistress, each set plans in motion to destroy both Alyssa and Lysander. Only by accepting her new-found immortality, seizing the night, will Alyssa hope to survive. She and Lysander must fight together against two sets of enemies bent on destroying them both.

About the author:

Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons.  She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, she still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.

 And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…

Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

Want to learn more about Katie and her fascinating Immortalis books?  Just click on the links below. 


He patted the space next to him on the loveseat. “Don’t leave. I thought we were going to get to know each other. You need more champagne.”

“Yeah, more champagne,” Jessie blurted out, pretending to be drunk. She grabbed the bottle of champagne and put it to her lips as if drinking. “Mmmm, have a drink, Lyss,” she said with a wink.

She leaned in, handing the bottle to me, and whispered, “Have a little fun. Don’t you want him?”

Jessie didn’t give me time to answer. She immediately returned to her hypnotic gyrations. Erick watched me, so I too lifted the bottle to my mouth, pretending to drink the bubbly beverage.

I used to like champagne, when I was mortal. Now, just the smell of it made me want to retch. Bubbles tickled the tip of my tongue. My stomach flipped, threatening to heave if I swallowed so much as a drop. I lowered the bottle with a fake smile plastered on my face. “Mmm, we need some more of this.”

Erick got up and pulled me close to him. He pressed his hard body to mine, rocking side to side with the beat of the music. “You’re absolutely right. Let’s get some more.”  Erick’s advances became more sexual the more he drank. Halfway through the second bottle, he pulled us both on top of him on the love seat.

I must admit, I savored the delicious warmth of his hand as he squeezed my butt. He lavished attention on both of us, alternating between kissing Jessie and me. I knew it was wrong, but I couldn’t help myself. I let my hands explore his body as he claimed my mouth. Under his loose, silky shirt was a perfect washboard stomach. I traced each ripple down to his obvious arousal, cupping the tent in his jeans.

He moaned into my mouth. I knew I should stop. The beast inside roared to life, begging for just a small taste.

Erick’s hand slid down between my legs. His fingertips traced the outline of my sex through my thong.

“Ah, hmmmm.” I sighed, enjoying his touch.

It had been so long since I had had the pleasures of a man, and his gestures were quite tempting.

I lingered too long. I should have stopped myself, but his smell, his touch, his heartbeat, his warmth—it was all too tempting. I wanted so badly to taste him. I needed to taste him. Just one taste wouldn’t hurt, right?

My thirst, my hunger, the nagging sensation won. I concentrated on my desire to have Erick. I needed to have him, a taste of him. I left his hot mouth and moved my kisses down towards his neck. His succulent vein thumped against my lips; blood pulsed below the surface of his skin, just begging me to take it.

I tried one last time to fight the urge. No, he’s an innocent. He’s done no harm to anyone. He doesn’t deserve my deadly kiss.

His fingers slid underneath my thong, dipping slowly into my wet opening.

I lost control, giving in to my desire. Opening my mouth wide, I sank my teeth into his neck, severing the vein. My reward was a satisfying rush of hot blood, flooding my mouth.
He moaned, a pleasurable sound. I hoped he was caught in the moment and had not realized what I had done. I didn’t need him knowing I was sucking the life out of him.
His hands still explored my nether regions, confirming my suspicion.

Don’t fight it, let me take you. I willed my desires on him as I drank in his blood. I wanted him, all of him. Every drop of his blood was ecstasy.

His hand went limp beneath me.


A moment of clarity hit me. I have to stop myself. He’s an innocent!

I hoped I’d realized this before I was too close to ending his life. I pulled away and rested my head on his chest, trying to regain composure. I listened for the sound of his heart. The soft, fading beat told me I was too late. I had taken too much blood. His heart struggled as it slowly came to a stop. No!

Erick was dead. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day sucks! Have a #DateWithABook instead! #amreading 2/12&13 #FreeBooks

Valentine's Day.  Is there a more universally hated holiday?  Single people feel lonely and miserable.  Those who are in a relationship dread having to buy the right present to convey their feelings for their significant other.  It's an all around suckfest.  

Flowers die. Chocolate makes you fat. And scoring dinner reservations are a nightmare.  Luckily, I have a cure for what ails you.  


That's right.  On February 12th & 13th, these six great books are available for free on Amazon.  Something for everyone!

Allegiance by Derek Blass

Who do YOU pledge allegiance to?

After exposing one of the most notorious rings of police corruption in history, lawyer Cruz Marquez planned on starting a new life south of the border.  That plan unraveled when an extremist group of Minutemen captured and tortured him and his wife.

The Minutemen aren't his only problem.  Cruz will have to navigate the waters with Mexico's most powerful drug cartel, Los Punos, to escape the grips of the Minutemen.  But, will he just find himself indebted to an even worse master?

Find out as Cruz is forced to spell out his allegiance.  To his country, to his freedom, or to cold, hard vengeance.  Will Cruz pledge allegiance to do right, or will he do anything to serve up revenge?

Fearless by Tawdra Kandle

Tasmyn Vaughn didn't expect much when her dad’s job moved them to a small town in Florida; it was just another new school. But there is more to King than meets the eye, and soon Tasmyn’s ability to hear others' thoughts is the least of her worries. Entangled in a web of first love, quirky and secretive townsfolk, magic and blood rituals, she discovers the town’s secrets aren’t just bizarre, they’re deadly.  

Dark Waters by Shannon Mayer

The bond between sisters is stretched to the limit as they are thrown into the world of the Fae. As they learn their places in this new world, secrets and dangers from the past emerge setting them on a dangerous path; one that would see them face off not as sisters, but enemies. Add in a wicked love triangle and you have the start of a new twist on classic Irish lore.

Raindrop's World by Carl Pettit

Raindrop’s World is a collection of illustrated vignettes that come together as a whole story. The individual stories, which include The Imaginary Armadillo, Raindrop and the Kapok Tree, The Beetle and the Tree Frog, and The Explorer's New Home, tell the tale of two leafcutter ants and one very determined little beetle venturing out into the Amazonian Rainforest. They’re searching for an extremely old, and wise tree frog. Raindrop, the tenacious ant in charge of the expedition, urges her friends on. She has a long list of questions that she wants to ask this tree-dwelling amphibian, but with the onset of night, she might be disappointed. It’s up to Little Clay, the lone beetle among the ants, to carry on and find this enigmatic frog. When at last he does, the advice he gets isn’t what he’d expected at all.

A Murderous Game by Patricia Paris

Betrayal. Passion. Second Chances. When Murder's a game...Be Careful how you Play.

Abby Carpenter is a woman with a few problems: a little red diary that has a way of showing up at the worst times, a creepy coworker trying to sabotage her career, and a philandering ex-husband who won't stay dead---and now, the CEO of the largest account to land on the doorstep of the marketing firm she works for, happens to be a man she made a complete fool of herself over fourteen years ago. Abby's convinced if he recognizes her the firm could lose the account, and she could lose her job.

Gage Faraday can't shake the feeling his new account manager, Abigail Carpenter, reminds him of someone, he just can't place who. As he begins working with her to develop a marketing plan for his company's new development, he realizes they've run into a snag---he's developed a major attraction for his new business associate---but, he's a man who goes after what he wants, and he wants Abby.

Just when Abby begins to think things may finally be going her way, her ex turns up dead---very dead---and she becomes the primary suspect in the murder investigation. Now she's being pursued by a relentless detective, a sleazy tabloid reporter, and a man who won't take no for an answer. Will the forces working to tear Abby and Gage apart prevail, or will destiny have its' due? Find out in this sexy, sassy, romance with a touch of suspense.

Arcadia's Gift by Jesi Lea Ryan (ME!!!!)

Most people who experience death don't live to tell about it.

When sixteen year old Arcadia "Cady" Day wakes in a hospital after experiencing what can only be called a psychic episode, she finds her family in tatters. With her twin sister gone, her dad moved out, her mom's spiraling depression and her sister's boyfriend, Cane, barely able to look at her, the only bright spot in her life is Bryan Sullivan, the new guy in school. When Bryan's around, Cady can almost pretend she's a regular girl, living a regular life; when he's not, she's wracked with wild, inexplicable mood swings. As her home life crumbles and her emotional control slips away, Cady begins to suspect that her first psychic episode was just the beginning...

So forget the hearts and flowers!  Book boyfriends are better anyway.  Enjoy your #DateWithABook!!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cover Reveal!!! DARK SALVATION by Katie Salidas @QuixoticKatie #AmReading

I have a special treat for you today!  Katie Salidas has a new book from her Immortalis series releasing on April 1st 2013, and she has graciously provided us with a sneak peak of the cover!! I'm always on the lookout for new paranormal romances.  :)  Here is a little more about Dark Salvation:

A gathering storm of violence is on the horizon. Whispered threats of the Acta Sanctorum’s return have the supernatural world abuzz. Only recently aware of the other world hidden behind our own, Kitara Vanders has barely scratched the surface of what being supernatural truly means. A special woman in her own right, she possesses unique telepathic abilities, gifts that have recently come under the scrutiny of the Acta Sanctorum, a fanatical organization whose mission is to cleanse the world of anything supernatural. Targeted, and marked for death, Kitara’s only hope lies with the lethally seductive yet emotionally scarred warrior, Nicholas.

Knowing full well the atrocities the Acta Sanctorum is capable of, Nicholas is all too eager for the battle to begin. Fueled by pain and rage from the loss of his mate, he’s itching for a fight, but one thing stands in his way, Kitara: a beautiful dark-haired woman with unique psychic abilities and an unusual link to the Saints. Despite his resolve to remain focused on his mission, a purely physical relationship binds them together in a way neither of them expected. And when her life hangs in the balance, Nicholas finds his own is teetering on the edge too.

About the author:

Katie Salidas

Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons.  She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, she still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.

 And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…

Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

Want to learn more about Katie and her fascinating Immortalis books?  Just click on the links below.  

Reviewer @Aprilelayne1's take on GUIDED BY A GYPSY by @LeslieBRamey #FridayReads #amreading

Happy #FridayReads, folks!  Looking for a fun short read?  Aprilelayne has reviewed this Kindle treasure for you today.  Look at that gorgeous cover!  I'm always on he lookout for good reads, so leave us a comment to let us know what you're reading this week.  ~Jesi Lea

Guided by a Gypsy – Leslie Ramey
3 Stars

Guided by a Gypsy

Lilly’s life is turned upside down when she wakes up to discover her boyfriend doesn’t know who she is. Her past has caught up with her present and she is forced to reconnect severed ties to save him. But first, she must gain an ally in his womanizing childhood friend. Rich was content with his life of rotating women. Unfortunately for him, his life takes a drastic turn when the girl he’s secretly fawning over shows up at his house in tears. Now he’s forced to sacrifice his desire for her to save his best friend. The clock is ticking and if Lilly and Rich don’t find a way to get along they just may lose everything.
(Amazon description)

Publisher: Self Independent
Length: 146 pages
Content Information:  Strong sexual content, adult language

I don’t exactly recall how this book ended up on my kindle, but it was there.  It has a beautiful cover and ‘gypsy,’ I probably snagged it simply based on those two factors and not really researching or reading the synopsis or reviews.

This is not my typical genre, but it was a quick read.  I had high hopes of this story, it starts out strong and at first I didn’t realize how short it was given the gravity of the events that occur in the first four chapters.  It jumps right into the triggering event that starts Lilly on her journey with her man’s best friend, Rich.

I honestly loved the gypsy world Lilly had run away from.  This story could have been a solid introduction to a full length story or arc for the author Leslie Ramey to develop if done correctly or to stay in the paranormal romance category.  Unfortunately (for me) Guided by a Gypsy quickly turned into a quick and dirty “romance novel” (aka: a sexual tryst) that just wasn’t what I thought I was getting into.  Granted, if I was more prepared for the type of novel, I would have enjoyed it! 

The writing style, other than the unnecessary or misplaced cursing, was ripe for a great editor or mentor to veer Ramey into a larger or more marketable audience with some changes if the intent was the same as my want. But that perhaps is my preference, not for Ramey or all. 

If interested in a “quick and dirty” sexual romance, then yes….Gypsy is perfect.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Reviewer @Aprilelayne1 reviews BREATHING FIRE by Rebecca Lilley #amreading

Oh, I am a bad. bad blogger!  It has been forever since I've had a new review to post.  Thankfully, my wonderful new Twitter friend, @Aprilelayne1 is keeping me supplied with fresh material.  Do her a favor and follow her on Twitter.  She's awesome!  So check out her latest review below.  :)  

~Jesi Lea Ryan

Breathing Fire – Rebecca Lilley    
4 1/2 stars
Breathing Fire (Heretic Daughters)

Sometimes a head start has a price...

Jillian and her sister have been on the ru
n for longer than either will ever admit to (a lady never tells her age) but sometimes even the most dedicated fugitives have to stop running, and start fighting. 

I was already having the day from hell when two angry druids stormed into my shop. Druids in my shop was bad. Very bad. Their presence in my place of business was a disaster no matter how you looked at it, but the fact that I knew these two druids in particular was an outright catastrophe. The fact that they happened to hate my guts certainly wasn't going to help matters, though it was hardly surprising. Even druids who didn't know me cursed at the sound of my name...

(Amazon review)

A random, freebie supernatural book? Sure, why not!

Mysterious supernatural beings, humor at naïve humans, and a small perk of sensuality thrown in.*

An awesome story with wicked humor and personality? Oh yes!

The story is told by Jillian 95% of the time, a mysterious supernatural being who has lived her life with her sister on the run.  Pretty typical for any being, but their true age undetermined.  All the various supers in this tale are public, they have their established hierarchies and us-them battles between species as the others, but Lilley carefully interwove two species lives and cultures into an elaborate dysfunctional relationship.  The transition between current date and the memories of years past is well written and easy to follow, luckily so, because the history is vital to the story. 

Plot and story is well developed, the action ebbed at a solid pace throughout.  I admit a large anticipated and feared fight scene left me feeling that it was anticlimactic, but the resulting action justify the lackluster or rushed feeling I felt the scene had.

There is suddenly one chapter told from another view, not one you’d expect and it caught me off guard at first. After completing the book, I look back and think it may have been filler or a hint into another story line.
The synopsis on the internet really doesn’t do it justice though….there is so much more to this story, I’m itching to find out when a second book is due!!

* Contains sexual content