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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Book Spotlight: Aftershocks & Deadly Addiction by. Kristine Cayne

Kristine Cayne

by Kristine Cayne


When Seattle is struck by a devastating earthquake, technical rescue firefighter Jamie Caldwell must save his estranged wife and daughter from the wreckage of a collapsed building. He's defied the odds hundreds of times, but will his luck finally run out for good? 


Adrenaline surging through her system, Erica hung onto the doorjamb as the quake rocked the old courthouse. The building swayed and groaned, windows rattled and shattered as the earth continued to tremble. Cracks raced across the ceiling and plaster dust showered down, covering everything in a thin white film. She’d lived in Seattle all her life but had never experienced a quake as powerful as this one.
And her daughter was all alone.

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By. Kristine Cayne

A violent clash of cultures and nations tests the forbidden love between a Native American man and a white female cop.

When beautiful police sergeant Alyssa Morgan enters his life, RémiWhitedeer never expects her to upend it. Not only does she have his hormones in an uproar, she's also threatening to take the position he wants--Chief of Police for the Iroquois Blackriver Reservation. But Alyssa is more than a Barbie cop. Her ends-justifies-the-means philosophy, so different from his own, challenges Rémi on every level. With her sharp investigative skills and her fearlessness, she leads Rémi to confront bitter truths about his family and his standing as a man of mixed race within his tribe.
Tall hunky Rémi Whitedeer, of the panty-melting grin and the smoldering green eyes, flips Alyssa's world ass over teakettle. She's always had a laser-like focus on the job, but Rémi proves a constant distraction. His inner strength and sense of purpose strip away the winner-take-all attitude Alyssa wears like armor. Soon she's longing for more--a more that terrifies and intrigues her. If he finds out the fine line she'd walked while undercover, will he still want her? And will she ever find the courage to let him--or anyone--that far in?
When Alyssa and Rémi uncover a drug-fueled scheme involving a biker gang from Alyssa's past and a militant sovereigntist group led by Rémi's cousin, they are forced to choose between their growing love for each other and the lives they've worked so hard to build. Will Rémi and Alyssa have to leave everything behind--even their identities--for the chance of a future together?


Closing her eyes, Alyssa pressed the glass of water to her neck. “I can do the talking if that makes you feel any better.”

Although Rémi heard the words, it would have taken an act of Parliament to get him to respond.
The heat of her skin caused the condensation on the glass to liquefy. Like a tractor-beam, his gaze followed a drop of water as it slid down the long pale column of her neck, followed the curve of her right breast and slipped under the collar of her blue cotton T-shirt into the V of her cleavage. Oh fuck. He wanted to be that drop of water. He wanted to be snuggled between her warm ripe breasts. His cock swelled and lengthened, letting him know that it wanted to be there too.

He squeezed his lids shut and willed his hard-on away. This wasn’t the time and certainly not the place for Mr. Happy to make an appearance. But the more he tried not to think about where the drop had gone, the more he did. He’d thought he was a leg man, but he knew the truth now. It had slapped him in the face. He was a breast man. An “Alyssa’s breasts” man, and he fucking wanted to see them, to feel them, to taste them. Right now.

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Award-winning author Kristine Cayne is fascinated by the mysteries of human psychologytwisted secrets, deep-seated beliefs, out-of-control desires. Add in high-stakes scenarios and real-world villains, and you have a story worth writing, and reading.

Kristines heroes and heroines are pitted against each other by their radically opposing life experiencesByovercoming their differences and finding common groundthey triumph over their enemies and find true happiness in each others arms.

Today she lives in the Pacific Northwest, thriving on the mix of cultures, languages, religions and ideologies.When shes not writing, shes people-watching, imagining entire life stories, and inventing all sorts of danger for the unsuspecting heroes and heroines who cross her path.

To learn more about Kristine and her stories, visit her website: www.kristinecayne.com

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Virtual Excerpt Tour & Giveaway: To Catch A Bad Guy by. Marie Astor

To Catch A Bad Guy
Marie Astor


Janet Maple’s stellar career ended with a layoff and her boyfriend of five years told her that he wants to be just friends. When she lands a job at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms, Janet begins to hope that her luck is finally turning for the better. Not only is she happy with her new paycheck, but things also seem to be looking up on the personal front, as the company’s handsome attorney expresses keen interest in Janet. However, her euphoria is short-lived, as Janet soon discovers alarming facts about her new employer’s business tactics. When her boss dismisses her suspicions as groundless, Janet finds herself confiding to a cute IT engineer, Dean Snider. The closer she gets to Dean, the more Janet is tempted to break her rule of not dating co-workers, but what she doesn’t realize is that everything she knows about Dean, including his occupation and even his name, is a lie.

Dennis Walker is a top-notch white collar crime investigator who will stop at nothing to put culprits away. When an opportunity for an undercover assignment at one of New York’s premier boutique broker dealers comes up, Dennis jumps at the chance, adopting a persona of geeky IT engineer, Dean Snider. While he may be an ace at his job, years of experience fail him when Dennis meets Janet Maple and finds himself torn between his professional obligations and his personal desires. Will he have to choose between his feelings and duty, or will he find a way to satisfy both?


Remembering her appointment with Tom Wyman, Janet checked her watch. It was ten thirty a.m., and she was due to see Tom at eleven. Janet grabbed her handbag and headed for the ladies’ room. Yes, it was silly, but she wanted to touch up her makeup for Tom. Not that she was interested in him in any way: he was a colleague, but that did not mean that she would not enjoy Tom’s attention.

Janet examined her reflection in the ladies’ room mirror. Today she had opted for a less conservative outfit of a navy pencil skirt and silk blouse with a bow-tie detail. The 1980s inspired combination was very much in style at the moment. Janet had to admit that she was pleased with what she saw: the skirt ended just at the knee, exposing her favorite part of her legs - her calves, which were elongated by her three-inch heels: the pointy-toed black patent MaryJanes were not the most comfortable option in her closet, but they were by far the most flattering. The blue-green pattern of the blouse brought out her green eyes, and the bow-tie detail accentuated the slightly lower than average neckline, while her neatly put up chestnut hair provided the necessary counterweight to make her outfit office-appropriate. She looked like a sexy librarian, minus the glasses, and if Janet knew anything about men, she was certain that Tom Wyman would be intrigued. She quickly reapplied her lipstick and dusted a light coat of powder over her face. She did not need any blush since her cheeks were already pink with anticipation.

At a quarter to eleven, Janet was back at her desk. For reasons beyond the powers of her common sense, her heart was palpitating with expectation. Her reaction was absurd, and she was the first to admit it. Instead of primping in the ladies’ room, she should be reading up on SPV creation – the topic of her upcoming meeting with Tom. But right now her mind had the rationale and the clarity of that of an oversexed teenager, and she was powerless to control it. Yet again Lisa had prevailed – thanks to her meddling, a business meeting had acquired romantic connotations, fraught with nerve-wracking anticipations of a date, which Janet very well knew her meeting with Tom was not. Yet she could not help acting as though it were… But then it was dishonest to lay the blame entirely on Lisa, for Janet knew full well the underlying cause of her flustered state – after being backstabbed and dumped by her boyfriend of almost five years, her confidence was not what it used to be, and say what she might about keeping her relationship with Tom Wyman purely professional, she could not deny that the attention of this handsome and successful man would be a welcome poultice for her bruised ego.

Marie will be awarding custom designed semiprecious jewelry pieces to five randomly drawn commenters during the tour.

Prize 1: Citrine quartz and prehnite sterling silver necklace
Prize 2: Red agate sterling silver necklace
Prize 3: Onyx sterling silver bracelet
Prize 4: Smoky quartz sterling silver earrings
Prize 5: Blue quartz sterling silver earrings

Follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:

About The Author

Marie Astor is the author of contemporary romance novels This Tangled Thing Called Love, Lucky Charm, On the Rim of Love, romantic suspense, To Catch a Bad Guy, and a short story collection,  A Dress in a Window. Marie is also the author of young adult fantasy adventure novel, Over the Mountain and Back.

If you would like to learn more about Marie’s writing, please stop by her website: www.marieastor.com or visit her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marieastorcollection

Books by Marie Astor:

This Tangled Thing Called Love – a contemporary romance about overcoming one’s inhibitions, learning to tango, and finding one’s true love match.

Lucky Charm – a humorous contemporary romance about love, luck and friendship.
On the Rim of Love – a contemporary romance about the unexpected power of love.
A Dress in a Window – a collection of short stories about love, coincidences, and fate.

Over the Mountain and Back – young adult fantasy adventure novel about a boy who takes his snowboard for a ride and finds himself in a magical, hidden world he never knew existed.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

VBT: Spotlight & Giveaway - Disintegration by. Thea Landen

Dutiful soldier Callum Renwick wakes up in the underground laboratory of a mercenary organization. He learns he was the sole survivor of an attack that destroyed his unit, his hometown, and his family. In addition to the loss of his loved ones, he discovers that due to his injuries, half his body has been supplanted by artificial skin and cybernetic parts. Once he has recovered, he is assigned to the care of Ro Bernard, who leads the effort to turn him into a powerful assassin. She is outspoken, yet secretive, and uses unconventional means to mold him into a depraved killer. Mind games and rough sex are in her repertoire of training tactics, and Callum is both infuriated and fascinated by her. As he comes to terms with his grief and his new role, many of his biological body parts fail and must be replaced. Will he adapt to survive in Ro’s world and exact vengeance on the woman who ordered the attack that changed his life?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

A picture of a woman filled the screen. She wore a navy blue uniform, adorned with badges of all different colors. Her bright red hair was twisted and secured on top of her head in a tidy bun. Green eyes peeked out from behind a smattering of freckles, which gave her the illusion of being younger than Callum initially thought. The corners of her mouth turned up slightly, hinting at a smile that would be inappropriate for an official portrait.

“Do you know who this is?” Zedek asked.

He shook his head. “She doesn’t look familiar.”

Zedek’s gaze flicked back to the screen. “Tanith Vaile,” he stated. “Executive Director of Charytar Intelligence. A very efficient, very capable woman who showed promise from her earliest days at their military academy. She does her job well and deserves her title.”

Callum finished his thought for him. “And you want her dead.”


So much for answers. “I suppose it’s not my place to ask why you want me to kill her.”

“Normally, it wouldn’t be.” Zedek sighed. “But there are a number of reasons I’d prefer to see Ms. Vaile taken out of commission. Some of them are relevant to you, personally.”

He’d succeeded in further piquing Callum’s interest. “Oh?”

“Let’s start with the bigger picture first. She has long decried the existence of the Midnight Scorpions and has tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to shut us down in the past. It seems she has forgotten that her superiors have relied on us for intelligence and other resources. Without us, the wars they waged could have had a much different outcome, even if they don’t care to openly admit it.”

“I don’t see the personal relevance you mentioned.”

Zedek sighed again. “Are we forgetting where our loyalties lie already? She wants us gone. You’re one of us. Think of it as self-defense, if you must.” The irritated expression disappeared from his face, yet his ice blue gaze never wavered. “And if that’s not enough for you, there’s nothing quite like a good old-fashioned revenge killing.”

A knot formed in Callum’s stomach. He had his suspicions about what the doctor implied, but he needed to ask the question. “Revenge for what?”

“She’s a high-ranked government official. Haven’t you figured it out yet?”

He clenched his jaw. “Tell me what you know.”

“It goes without saying that she was involved in planning the attack that nearly killed you. It is her job, after all.”


Zedek’s tone was casual, as if he were reciting a weather report. “Our sources say it was Ms. Vaile who set up the temporary alliance between her country and Palavia. She offered some intel she had on the Tektani forces to make the deal sound more enticing.”

“I’d figured out by now that the cease-fire was a ruse, but—”

“Also her idea, from what I’ve been told.”

Callum studied the image on the screen. Tanith didn’t resemble his notion of a ruthless murderer, someone who treated life and death as nothing more than objectives in her game. As he stared, the portrait shifted and twisted before his eyes. The serene, fresh-faced woman morphed into something darker, something more sinister. The sparkle in her eyes revealed her malicious intentions. Rosy lips mocked him with their prim smile, moments away from laughing at his misfortune. Her cruelty seeped into his blood, sending pure hatred flowing throughout his body.

Zedek stood behind him and followed his gaze. “She took from you. She tried to destroy you. Your daughter will never have the opportunities this woman had. She erased that.”

He glanced to the side. Ro sat in the corner, silent and unmoving. The light from the screen illuminated her face, tingeing her pale skin with a viridian hue. If she was affected by anything she saw or heard, he couldn’t tell based on her blank expression.

It was easy for him to say the words he knew they wanted to hear. “She deserves to die.”


Thea Landen lives in New York with her husband and a variety of houseplants. A former educator, she strives to encourage creativity and passion in all those around her, and uses writing to help inspire. Though she reads and writes in nearly all genres, she has a special fondness for science fiction and fantasy and anything that pushes the imagination beyond its usual limits. When she’s not writing, or thinking about writing, her hands and mind are occupied by either yarn crafts or role-playing games.

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by Thea Landen
Erotic Fantasy/Futuristic Romance
Categories: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Carnal Desires/Double Dragon Publishing
Release Date: January 28, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count: 53,000
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