Monday, 30 September 2013


Welcome one and all! Please have a seat at this specially reserved table just for you. Your waitress today is Lucy Pireel.
Care to have a look at the menu?
These eight short stories revolve around obsession, revenge, craving, love, and Death.
Whether it be a woman in need of rescue, a man who hungers for his wife, a demon lost, or wishes come true, all characters want something. Badly.
But ... You can't always get what you want, but you might just get what you need.
Sink your teeth into this to start a dining experience to remember:
Underneath the veneer of humanity lies darkness.
Eight deadly tales that explore dark desires in which some do what it takes to obtain what they want, while others are led by events.
Wishes gone wrong, unhealthy obsessions, and cravings to sate.  A Menu of Death will take you on a blood-curdling journey that you may not survive.

Select from one of these favourite dishes.



An extra to accompany your main dish, get a taste of this hottie!
Lucy Pireel is a writer who doesn't let herself be restricted to any one genre. She loves to write in whatever direction her current story leads her.
When she's not writing, or reading, she is practicing or teaching yoga, her other passion. Or she could be on a long hike somewhere in the beautiful British nature.
Being an author it is almost a given she has a great love for chocolate and coffee to live on while writing, but she doesn't shy away from trying to prepare intricate dishes, for cooking is another thing she enjoys. 
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Drink in Lucy's Top 10 Scary Movies:
1. Birds by Hitchcock
2. Aliens and all the sequels
3. I am Legend
4. WorldWar Z
5 Jacob's Ladder
6. All Hellraiser films
7. Resident Evil
8. Let the Right One In, again the original directed by Tomas Alfredson
9. The original Japanese The Ring (Ringu)
10. Kurosawa's Pulse (Kairo)
These are in no particular order, because to be honest it depends on my mood which one is at number one and I could have done a top 20, or even 30, but had to stop at ten.

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Saturday, 28 September 2013



I was so taken with Blood And Loss, that I had decided to have a look at Electa Graham's other books. Of course she had no idea that I did this. (Well, not until this went live, anyway)
The typical world class hacker and I.T Pro that I am, naturally worked my magic and ... are you ready???? .....clicked on her website.
SO, after extracting the bits and pieces I wanted, here are her other books. CUE THE MUSIC!!! DOOOOO DOOOO DO-DOOOOOOOOO!!!!

This broadcast is interrupted by a public service announcement: These books are not intended for readers under the age of 18, drink responsibly, winners know when to stop, blah, blah, blah....

The Dark Queen has escaped her prison and Cassandra was the one who opened the door. Now Cass wants nothing more than to be the one to kill her. Quintus, Lucius and Na’min all promise to help, but she knows it will come down to her to do the deed. She wants it to be her. Mab has killed Declan, her mate and best friend and she threatens to spread her venom to the human world. Cassandra feels responsible for letting her out and for every evil crime she commits. Killing the queen of darkness won't only give her the vengeance she desires, but also the redemption she needs.
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You just need to look at the cover to know this baby is another steamy hot, polar icecap melting read!!
Sloane is a sexy professional thief who has been hired by some of the richest and most powerful men in the world. She helps them complete collections they legally can't own. Precious artifacts, royal jewels and any other treasure that may be hard to obtain. Its just a game to them, but it has made her some very powerful enemies.

The most powerful of them all is her estranged husband and head of the Russian mob. Sergei isn't used to being stolen from or rejected. Sloane has done both. Will she be able to escape his clutches? Will the man he hired to capture her let her go or turn her over?
It seems bleak, but Sloane can be very persuasive and she will use any trick of the trade to get away. (pun totally intended)
If you like an erotic story that will not only turn you on, but also has characters that will entertain you as well, then Russian Pawn is for you.
It gets intense, dirty and rough and Sloane gives as good as she gets. 

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This series kicks ass and read both books in it. want more and can't wait till it comes! a must read
by cheryl palmer
I wasn't sure if I would like this book but it was a free book so I gave it a try. But it truly grabbed me from the start. I couldn't put it down. I loved the Cassandra and the story line. So much so I bought the 2nd book right after and have finished it as well. Now I will have to wait for the 3rd one to be written bummer.
by chelsea 9699

Let me ask you, if there are witches, vampires and wolves, doesn't that make you shiver?? :)
The story of "Blood and Loss" made me tremble at the very start. The way the author executed the story scene on how Cassandra's parents died. Its like i am seeing it with my own eyes. That scene captured my interest to read it nonstop. I love those characters who helped Cassandra to recover from so much pain she had experienced. I love Quintus, Lucius and Declan in many different ways.
The story is well written and it impressed me by the thorough narration and detailed description of the author in each of her characters in the story. I enjoyed reading it and ilove it.
by crisel  
After reading Blood and Loss I was left hainging for more, well, what can I say? Electa has surpassed herself with this riveting follow up. Not only has she managed to keep the story going from the part one, filling you with the pain of Cass losing Declan and feeling everything was her fault, the strange Quintus who seems the perfect gentelman, only to discover he can be quite the oposite and as for Lucius, wow what a character change there? He was so kind before the attack and the shell that's left breaks your heart because you adore him. You get glimpses of his former self, and you find yourslef pleading for him to come back. Electa has introduced new characters which are dreamy and exciting. Mainly Dominick the lone wolf, Declan's brother and Killian the naughty vampire that you can't help but fall in love with. With enthralling love scenes that made me blush and heart pounding moments which only added to the story. All while be taken to world beyond your wildest. It is excellently written and a joy to read, my only complaint is it ended so open, but can't wait for part three.

I have done nothing at all today, I read this book instead of cooking lunch and doing housework, and you know what I do not feel the slightest bit guilty.


Friday, 27 September 2013


I have a wonderful book for you today. It is the first book of the BLOOD & LOSS Cassandra Myles Witch Series by Electa Scott Graham.

If you lost everything that made you who you are could you recover?

Would you be stronger than before or would you crumble under the mountain of grief?

When Cassandra Myles is faced with this question her answer is to do what ever it takes to move on. She rebuilds her life and finds happiness once again. She doesn't do it alone, she has two very special men in her life, who have been there for her while she has recovered.

One is her boss. His name is Quintus and he is a very old and very powerful vampire. He took her under his wing when she needed someone and now she would do anything to repay that debt.

The other is her roommate Declan. He is caring, charming, gorgeous and in her eyes perfect in every way except one. Cassandra feels they are meant for each other and Declan feels he is meant for every woman who walks in his bar.

Life might not be perfect, but it was filled with possibilities and she was going to meet them with strength, courage and when all else fails a huge dose of sarcasm.

Then Quintus comes to her and tells her what was once lost can now be restored. A painful part of her past can be undone. Will this make her life complete or should some things remain buried.

This novel contains several erotic scenes that may cause an increased heart rate and other more pleasant side effects. This novel is not meant for a younger reader. 18 +

To know her is to love her. Please welcome Author Electa Graham. 
Electa Graham is a mother, author and farmer. She lives in Nova Scotia, Canada on 40 acres of woods, streams and a small hobby farm. Growing veggies, creating worlds and taking care of her family leaves little down time, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Writing has been a part of her life since high school, but it wasn’t until last year that she published her first book. Since then two books have followed and more are on the way. She has no regrets waiting so long to fulfill her dream of publishing. Her philosophy is better late than never.

You have to read this!!! I already adore this Vampire!

Lucius had already made himself at home. He was lying in my bed, wearing only his boxers. I only ever thought of him as scary, but right now, he looked so sexy I had to close my mouth to prevent excess drool from escaping. His muscular chest begged for me to run my hands over it. I swallowed hard, trying to come out of my hormone-induced trance.
“My eyes are up here, Goldilocks.” He pointed to the body part in question.
Oh! Just great; I got caught checking out the sexy vampire. He was arrogant enough. He certainly didn’t need me feeding his ego. “You are not staying in my bed.” Could you die from embarrassment? I think I was slipping away.
 “Yes I am. There is no place else in this shoebox you call a room.” His tone said he was done discussing it.
“My room is a perfect size for me.” I knew I would regret this, but I was too tired to argue. Tomorrow I would have more strength to deal with this insane situation. “Fine, but no funny stuff.”
He laughed and it sounded very human. “I will try to control myself from all funny stuff, but the way you were looking at me, I think I am the one who should be worried.” He smiled, enjoying my embarrassment.
“Trust me; you are totally safe.” Egotistical bastard. Quintus was getting an earful in the morning. I’d rather call the fae and tell them to pick me up and get it over with.
I gingerly got in bed beside him. I had never shared a bed with a man before. Sometimes Declan would come in and lay with me for a while if I had one of my nightmares, but never like this. Facing away from him, I perched on the very edge. Please don’t let me fall off in the middle of the night. If I do, I can only hope I can die of embarrassment.
“You don’t look very comfortable. Do you always sleep so close to the edge?” He was enjoying this way too much.
“I am fine. Now if you don’t mind, I’d like to go to sleep.”
It took me a long time to drift off. I could feel his eyes on my back. You’d think having a big strong man sleeping beside me would make me feel safe. I was too worried I would drool in the middle of the night, or worse I would snore. Exhaustion finally won over my mind and I fell into a fitful sleep.  

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Thursday, 26 September 2013


Ladies and Germs, I am proud to present Lily Of The Valley by Sarah Daltry on behalf of Lady Amber Reviews. This steamy erotica is going nuclear today on multiple blogs, ergo the term Book Blitz. But, let's not get ahead of ourselves. First you need to know...
About the Book



18+ New Adult romance

You met them in Forget Me Not. Now, hear Jack’s story.

Plagued by a dark past, Jack sees college as a way out. Desperate to escape the area where he grew up, the people who know his secrets, and his own family, he deals with his problems through alcohol and sex.
When he first sees Lily, she’s the epitome of everything he hates. Yet something about her makes Jack rethink everything he knows and assumes about other people. Now, with the help of his best friend and lover, Jack has to decide if he wants to pursue something that he knows will only end badly.
Can Lily be one of the few people who can see Jack for who he really is – or will his darkness be too much for her to handle?
Great, now that we covered that, you need to know about the Author!
Author Bio

Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Lily of the Valley is her third full length novel, although she also has several story collections and two novellas available. Her other novels are Forget Me Not, the story that tells Lily’s version of events, and Bitter Fruits, which was available shortly, but is now in the contract phase with a major publisher. When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.
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Not only do I have an excerpt for your today, but a teaser as


At work, though, the people are real. Both the customers and the staff. During the busy times, we get more douchebags, mostly my classmates who probably should be in the library and not eating a hangover away. Mal is also on this morning. He’s a recovering alcoholic, a total asshole to nearly everyone, and an incredibly shitty employee in a lot of ways. But the dude can cook and when I walk in a couple minutes late with no explanation, Mal just shrugs and hands me an order.

“Big parties last night?”

“Huge party. I spent the night reading Dostoevsky.”

“He a scientist?” Mal flips over the largest slab of ham I have ever seen. For all the sort of dive element of this place, the food is still fucking great.

“Yeah, something like that.”

“Eh. Never cared for all that mumbo jumbo. Don’t know any of it and I’m doing just fine.”

That’s something else I admire about Mal. By no one’s standards is he doing just fine. He has a tendency to fall off the wagon as soon as he approaches his ten month anniversary – which he has been doing for likely longer than I have been alive. He’s been married and divorced five times. He has three kids who don’t speak to him. Finally, he only eats the food from the café and he lives in a motel out by the prison. Oh – and he works as a short order cook in a shitty café. But in his mind, life is just fine. Sometimes, I think I need to get a hold of whatever it is that keeps him from losing his shit.

We settle into our routine, since there is little Mal and I can talk about. I can’t discuss Raskolnikov’s character traits and Mal simply has nothing to say. So we cook in silence, but it’s comfortable. After everything I have been through, I feel a strange affinity for this place. Even thinking about leaving when I eventually get the hell out of town makes me a little sad. I hate that it makes me sad. I want to leave with no connections, with no strings.

I go to stick an order on the counter for Liz when I see her. Strawberries. She’s with some dude, who is basically what I pictured when she mentioned her boyfriend. Broad, tan, blond, and eating like a fucking pig. I don’t know what they’re talking about and I can’t see her face, but he loves her. It’s immediately recognizable and I hate him for it. I don’t even know why I hate him for it, since at least maybe he’s not as much of a dick as I would have expected. If we had been placing bets, I would have gone with the safe assumption he had something else on the side to make up for having such a sweet and pure girlfriend. I wonder if maybe she isn’t as innocent as she looks. The thought makes me horny again. I don’t get what is so damn attractive about this typical girl, but something makes me want to taste every inch of her skin.

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Thursday, 19 September 2013



You have seen the book, met the Author and Entered the GIVEAWAY!!

It is time to see the other aspects of the Artist Shannon McRoberts:

In A Thousand Years:
Tear drops shatter-
like broken shards of glass.
My heart ceases to beat-
beneath the misery.
The somber raven-
pecks at my soul.
My very core-
 is numb with your lies.
The charred embers-
of all that we were.
In a thousand years-
my apocalyptic sun won’t matter.
In a thousand years-
we won’t even be a memory.
In a thousand years-
your betrayal won’t sting.
In a thousand years-
I will finally be free


Tuesday, 17 September 2013


This is Shannon McRoberts!
I told you she was beautiful, but here is what you don't know about her in her own words:
My name is Shannon McRoberts.  I am an independent artist, author, and poet.  I have been self-publishing books of all kinds since 2005.    My first book was a poetry book called Poetry for the Chronically Heart Broken and Depressed.  That book has since been replaced with a more robust collection called Erosion of the Heart.  This book is also available in paperback and eBook formats!   

My first ever sci-fi book, The Secret of Genetic Corp X, has been compared to Blade Runner.  I also recently re-released this book in paperback.  

My favorite books, The Daughter of Ares Chronicles, feature Athine, an immortal born goddess that I created for the series.  In these stories, I take mythologies of all kinds and turn them on their ears!  You think you know about gods, dragons, and vampires?  Think again!  

When I am not working or creating fantasy worlds for my characters to live in, I enjoy being lost in MMORPGs, good books, Poser, and the company of my friends and family.  

I currently live in Kentucky with my wonderful husband and beautiful daughter.  

 Who hid the camera crew under our table?
As it is Shannon's Birthday today, we decided to grab a movie and spend some time together. The mall is packed for a weekday. We are exhausted from the long wait in the queue not to mention thirsty. There is a less than an hour left before Daughter of Ares Chronicles - The MOVIE starts. At a nearby café we settle our comfy little rear ends on some cushy seats and rest our elbows on the table while we look at the menus.
"What are you having?" I ask Shannon.
"Oh, the Chocolate Milkshake of course!" She winks and smiles.

"Excellent choice, I'll have the same," I put the menu down and rub my hands together in anticipation. The waitress takes our orders and menus before she dashes off to the next table.

"I know, right? I'm so clever some times," she does a little jiggle to go with her joke. 
I give a big chuckle and look around the packed cafe. "So this should be fun, huh?"
"FFUUUN? I haven’t heard of this word before." She tilts her head to the side in gest. "Lately, all I do is work and work and write books.  Occasionally I sleep.  Maybe that is fun? Sometimes I get to play Guild Wars 2, like once a year."

"Pht! I know what that is like! Good thing we are getting out today," I try not to think about work.
"Yeah, my free time is often usurped by my soon to be 5 year old daughter. However, on days when she is watching her favourite show or playing a fun game I can get away with working on my books or my art.  Even sometimes I get to play a game of Guild Wars myself!" she states in an almost naughty and guilty manner, but her face radiates joy.
I'm about to respond when the waitress brings our ice cold Chocolate milkshakes. We both take a huge gulp.
"Brain freeeeeeeeze," we both squeal simultaneously.
As soon as my vision returns, I decide to ask her about her book. "How long does it take you to write a book, by the way?"
"I started writing the first installment in 2009 while on maternity leave. I don’t remember when I actually finished it. However, as soon as I got done with that one, book 2 appeared in my mind, then 3, and then 4. I was done with book four at the end of 2012. I stayed up for two days and wrote that one.  I then didn’t get Verses of Athine all edited and cleaned up to the wonderful example I have now until April of 2013 when it was released in paperback. So, really maybe about 4 years." Her eyes widen to accentuate her last statement, "it takes a lot to write, raise a child, and work a day job!"
"Oh Lordie!! Don't tell me you are one of those supermoms I'm so jealous over?" My eyes almost refuse to assume their normal position, after I rolled them so high.
Shannon bursts out in laughter and gives me don't be stupid look. "I’m just your average mother.  Working every day to get food on the table….I just happen to have an awfully creative center! My ultimate dream, like so many others, is to make enough money to stop worrying about the day job and focus on writing. I could literally be writing 2 to 3 books every other month if I could just sit down and write. However, real life likes to intrude on my fantasy adventures!"
"Yeah,  real life and working full time sucks!" In order to not sound like a whiney 5 year old, I add a positive spin, "But then again, there is nothing sexy about a struggling author." I laugh at my own lame joke. "So, what's sexy to you?"
"I don’t generally classify anything as sexy. I guess most of my artwork could be seen as a certain kind of sexy. I am not one of those people that will be like oh that is incredibly sexy….I just don’t operate like that," she begins to speak in a robot voice, "--warning, does not compute….syntax error?" I'm laughing so hard I almost knock my milkshake over.
"Aw boy! You are a regular Carol Burnett with the mind of Anne Rice, you know that?" I state.
"Anne Rice?" Shannon questions and turns serious, "Anne Rice! She got me to read, enjoy it, and fall in love with  vampires and witches even more." Shannon exclaims.
"Okay, so I guess now I who your author hero is!" I snort and then burst out laughing again. WTF?     
Shannon shakes her head and smiles before taking another few sips from her milkshake. 
"So, there's a huge cast in this movie!" I change the topic.
Shannon seems excited. "Yeah, the main ones are Jaimie Alexander that plays Athine , Bridget Regan who is Harmonia, Morena Baccarin portrays Nikeda and Jason Momoa is A’tiasul."
She says the names so fluently, had I not read the books I would have responded with Bless You.
Instead I shake my head. "Shit! I still can't believe they made your book into a movie. They say that the graphics are better than Lord Of The Rings, Narnia and Harry Potter! What made you write the story in the first place?"
Shannon looks up and thinks for a second. "Verses of Athine is actually four books under one cover.  I wrote the first “verse” one day on a whim. I was so tired of not having Buffy or Xena anymore.  Ever since I was little, I have been looking for those great female leads.  The ones that focus on the “not in distress” damsel. You know the kind where she can take your head off in 5.3 seconds."              
"I know! Give me a strong women over some finger twiddling little girl any day!" I almost look like a preacher with my hands in the air. "Please tell me your next project is the same kind of thing?"
"Well, there is Cursed Bloods, which follows directly after Verses of Athine.  This will focus on the Cursed Bloods and their invasion of Zarra’s realm, Ythofra.  It will also give you more information on what happened to the dragons (Shutharja) and their queen.  There are many twists and turns involved.  I have a possible book 6 in the Daughter of Ares Chronicles cooking in my mind, but I also have a totally different kind of paranormal book cooking in my notebook right now!" Shannon looks absolutely stunning with her glorious grin and glittering eyes as she beams about her work.
I purse my lips and nod. "Sounds like somebody is going to be a huge success!" I smile.
"Mmmmm...I’d like to measure success in dollars and cents, but life is more than money, although I wouldn’t object to having more of it.  I think I measure success based on how cool I sound on paper.  I’m pretty awesome.  I had goals and I obtained them. When people at my job or my mother’s office see my book or my artwork they are like WHY are you working this dead end job?  I usually reply “starving artist” doesn’t pay for the mortgage.  I really do think I could be more successful in the art and the book world if I wasn’t 1) shy and 2) promoted myself more in real life and 3) would move away from the small town I live in...which I won’t because I have that pesky mortgage!"
"Hey!" I say. "One of these days you will pay of that mortgage and then some!" I encourage her.
"Aw thanks" she gushes. "I think mostly my art work pushes me to create stories behind the characters.  Then my characters inspire me especially when I write a story with lots of plot twists and turns.  Then my fans inspire me because they so get what I just did and they are as excited as I was about it.  That is what I really want….people to read my stuff and be like WOW!  OMG! That keeps me going when the going gets tough."
"I feel exactly the same!!" I think the amazement was pretty evident on my face, because Shannon just nodded like she got me. It is such a great moment that I don't want to end it, but then mother nature decides to intervene.
"Hey, we should get going but first I need to visit the little girl's room," Shannon looks at her watch and then picks up her bag.
"Right then, off we go!"

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