Sunday, September 29, 2013

THE KING'S WITCH by Sondra Allan Carr



Determined to purge the land of his father’s evil legacy, young King Armander has sworn death or exile to all who practice the black arts. But Armander’s determination weakens when the dead king’s mistress warns that he needs her help, or both his kingdom and his life will be doomed. Does he dare defy his own edict to save himself and his people? Can he trust the woman known to all simply as The King’s Witch?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

THE DEMON OF SYNAR by Donna McDonald


Being captain of his own rescue ship is the life Liam Synar has always dreamed of living. Being master of a hereditary alien is not. Coveting Malachi's power, his exiled evil brother hunts for him, wanting to capture the demon that Liam's life mate now unknowingly hosts. Putting Malachi inside Ania two years ago had been an act to save her when she almost died saving him. If only the demon hadn't killed again.

SETH by Eve Langlais

Book 5 of Cyborgs: More than Machines

Cybernetic spy models are different from other humans turned machine. For one thing, they never completely lost touch with their humanity, or their memories. But retaining their identity doesn’t mean the military didn’t mess with their lives.

Seth lost the woman he loved because of their web of lies. When the chance arises to make things right, he relies on his superior intellect—and irresistible charm—to prove his innocence, and make Anastasia his again.

Anastasia might possess upgraded parts and programming, but the scientists never could cure her of her biggest weakness, jealousy. The volatile emotion made her walk away from love once.

Can she overcome it and recognize the truth? Or will she continue to let the military manipulate her emotional strings?

THE HEALER'S KISS by Donna McDonald

Book 4 of the Forced To Serve Series

Lt. Boca Ador well remembers being tortured, mutilated, and made a sexual slave on Lotharious. But returning there to help rescue the High Ambassador's daughter is still her choice to make.

Neither her work as a healer nor her growing attraction to Doctor Chiang is keep her from walking the warrior's path. She doesn't care if the Greggor is mate and her destiny. Love will just have to wait.

THE SIREN'S CALL by Donna McDonald

Book 3 of the Forced To Serve Series

With her Siren mate and his mother captured by slave traders, Commander Gwen Jet is willing to do anything to get them back, even going undercover as a slave.

But when she and Ania are both captured, the situation goes from bad to worse, especially when she finds that Zade no longer remembers her and is in survival mode.

The energy cord from answering the Siren’s call is the only weapon Gwen has.


Book 3 of the Diaspora Worlds Series

Kyler's a planetary heir, on the Hub for a brief mission. Skyleen runs a charity for the poor and helpless on the Hub. Under normal circumstances they would never have met.

Kyler, heir to the hereditary title Protectorate of New Prague, feels responsible. It was his brother Kaistril and soon to be sister in law Sabralia that drew the Gorvas Hunters to the Hub.

Sister Skyleen feels responsible. She built this Sanctuary from scratch, providing shelter for orphans and elderly spacers, and an education for the children of low wage grunt workers of the Hub.

Somehow they need to get five hundred vulnerable people to safety. And an invasion is no time to act on an attraction.

ORACLE'S MOON by Thea Harrison

As a second daughter, Grace Andreas never had to worry about the intrigues of the Elder Races. But when her sister, Petra, and Petra’s husband are both killed, Grace inherits the Power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister’s two young children – neither of which she is prepared for.

Yet, she is not alone. Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn prince of House Marid – driven by his genuine caring for the children – has decided to make himself a part of the household both as their guardian and as an exasperating counterpoint to Grace’s impudence toward the Elder Races.

But when an attempt is made on Grace’s life, she realizes that Khalil is the only one who can protect her – and offer her more than a mortal man…

A DEMON AND HER SCOT by Eve Langlais

BOOK 3 of the Welcome To Hell Series


An unlikely duo, the golfing match from Hell, and a devil determined to win, even if he has to cheat. Lucifer’s up to his matchmaking mischief again in this fast-paced, humorous jaunt into the bowels of the pit. Think you can handle the heat?

“Fetch me a Scot,” Lucifer commands. Sounds simple, except the skirt-wearing jerk won’t cooperate. But Aella isn’t one to give up. Willing or not, she delivers her target to the Lord of Sin. In retaliation, the much-too-sexy Scot has Aella assigned as his bodyguard for the golfing match from Hell.

One shot ruined Niall’s life. A second shot could help him regain it. Niall sold his soul once to win a lady’s heart only to end up betrayed. Does he dare take a risk and give love a second chance?

SERPENT'S KISS by Thea Harrison


BOOK 1 of the Princess of Hell Series


Hi, I’m Muriel, the only white sheep in a sea of black ones, and a virgin to boot. I am determined to wait for love, but my dad, more commonly known as Lucifer, just wants me to stop being an embarrassment. I’m hoping the hunk that I met in my bar will turn out to be the one–just looking at him makes my insides melt like marshmallows over the coals of hell, but trusting is hard when it seems everyone I get close to ends up trying to kill me.

Not only am I dealing with an extreme case of lust, there’s a new threat in hell, one my dad says to ignore. Something easier said than done since it seems everywhere I turn demons are trying to kill me. But I’m okay with that, because one thing I’ve learned being a princess of hell is that sometimes I have to grab a demon by the horns and slap it around a bit.

A rebellion in hell, demon assassins and scorching kisses, could my life get any more interesting?

FALLING LIGHT by Thea Harrison

Having finally reunited, and fought off The Deceiver for now, Mary and Michael race up the Michigan peninsula to meet Astra before police forces catch up with them.

But the closer they get, the less Mary is willing to trust a woman who by her own admission will do anything to finish The Deceiver – even if it means killing Michael and Mary to try again in another life.

As they face their final battle unsure if they can trust either side, Michael’s loyalties are tested, making him vulnerable just when Mary needs him most.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Combining Romance with other Genres

I am a risky reader. I like my romance with healthy dose of originality and rule breaking. How about you?

As an author, I'm currently writing Science Fiction Romances because I had this Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly inspired itch I had to scratch before it drove me crazy. Gads, they're fun to write. Fight scenes. Aliens with mega powers. Laser weapons. Bigger spaceships. Missions to rescue people.

My paranormal work

But I'm also filling up my ereader with Dragon books because they are my current reader of paranormal books obsession. Friends turned me on to Thea Harrison's Elder Races series a few months ago. On a recent plane trip, I devoured Dragon Bound (Book1) on the way there and Storm's Heart (Book 2) on the way back. Two others in the series are now waiting for me. I think I have every G.A.Aiken book. I have Kate McAlister's. I have author friend Liliana Hart's which has a setting like an Urban Fantasy and maybe one of the toughest dragon heroines I've ever read. Recently, I also met Bianca d'Arc at a conference where she was on a panel talking about dragon books. I have two of hers now.

The point is that I found these amazing authors through friends who loved Dragon books and told me about them.  I've been trying like crazy to find a way to spread the word about my SciFi Romances in the same manner.  Maybe potential readers just don't know where to find them.

I'm starting this site with the hopes of just collecting, featuring, and referring out books to readers who love this kind of work.  At the moment, I do not plan to do any reviewing. There are plenty of sites that do that. I might connect to review sites. I will definitely connect to where a title can be purchased and/or the author's website. I will "feature" authors who want to be featured and offer them a chance to include a cover shot, author bio, and excerpt from their work, if they are willing.

Here is what I'm planning to do with this site, but this list is subject to change as I change:
  1. Build a giant list of all kinds of paranormal books, authors, and links. See the links across the top for the starting ones. To keep this from getting too crazy, a book will only be offered in two lists, so if you're a reader, please look at several lists.
  2. Feature an interesting book once a week or so.
  3. Take reader questions and get authors to answer them. For example, I might ask "What's the dragon like in your books?" and get several dragon book authors to answer. The number of ideas here are endless.
  4. Feature author interviews.
  5. Keep the blog as PG 13 as possible, going no further than R ratings in language, presentation, etc. I don't want to block readers and demand proof of their maturity. While I read some SciFi and Paranormal Erotic romances, I don't want the headache of filtering them on this site. In those cases, if an "Erotic Paranormal/SciFi" book is featured, the article will most likely contain the author's photo linking to their web page where you can see the book. That said, I am not going to put warnings next to books about what is in them, so let the reader beware that they will occasionally run across a shifter menage or a shifter m/m book. The point is to collect paranormal. Sub-genres are the prerogative of the author. 
  6. Though I love all writing, I guarantee no listing. Low ratings over time (indicating poor crafting/editing), taboo subject matter (incest, etc), and books that I wouldn't share with my reading friends will not appear here. My hope is to make these recommendations as genuine as possible.
Well, that's certainly enough goal setting for the blog post. Hope you find something here that piques your interest.