Monday, October 31, 2011

Manday Hotties Blog Hop

Welcome to Manday Hotties blog hop !!!! Hosted by Paranormal Romance Felicity Heaton



Well my hotty today ** Id love to be his loffah what do you think girls ?? **



Felicity said Kat keep it clean so there's more !!!


Cant get much cleaner that this !!!! ** waggles eyebrows* but just incase..



next week We will have some fun in the sun !!!

Enjoy your Manday hotties and look below for other Blogs participating !




Friday, October 28, 2011

Bound by Blood - P A Lupton

Today I have Bound by Blood by P A Lupton ! A must paranormal read filled with oodles of goodies !!!

BLURB

FBI agent and psychic, Brianna Reece, descends from an ancient and powerful bloodline of witches, only she doesn’t know it. But now that legacy has come back to bite her—literally. In the shadows of night in Denver Colorado, a serial killer is hunting women, and FBI agent Brianna Reece is hunting the killer. Unlike any case she’s worked before, Brianna can’t ignore the prickling at the back of her neck when she glimpses the resemblance she shares with the victims. The investigation begins to touch even closer to home when it is revealed that all of the victims were also psychic. Complicating matters further, Brianna is captivated by the FBI’s prime suspect Nathan Donovan. Though she senses he is hiding something from her, the attraction she feels for him is compelling, and unlike anything she’s ever experienced. Through a chance twist of fate, Nathan learns of Brianna’s ancestry and is forced to divulge secrets to Brianna that will change her life forever. When she learns that the killer is an evil vampire, and he’s now set his sights on her, Nathan alone holds the key to awakening her dormant powers. Now he must race to teach her how to control her emergent gifts before she becomes the next victim.


My thoughts .

A fresh captivating storyline filled with the world of the paranormal – witches and vampires but ah har – it contains twists to the tale, giving it a different spin on things.  Moments where you will find yourself grinning sheepishly, giggling and also cringing. Other moments where you wander what the hell is going to happen!!  (( HIDES IN CORNER WITH HANDS ON EYES ))
Bound by blood  involves .kick arse characters -   action, suspense, romance, erotic encounters even of the mind type lol, Murder mystery and certainly mayhem.
Nathan and Brianna upon meeting had an instant attraction; the chemistry between them was wafting off the pages. Nathan was old school, handsome, hunky and of course drop dead gorgeous!! A knight in shining amour!! My kinda man... The passion the characters had was enough to send sparks off your reader and have you flipping frantically through the pages. The sexual encounters where certainly smoking ** waggles eyebrows ** enough so that the characters passed out due to such an intense emotion overload ** (one could only wish hey lol.. ) now your intrigued !! lol.
Nathan and Brianna are both investigating the murder of several woman all drained dry of blood with no markings what so ever.  They are  trying to find out why they are being targeted and by whom, we are taken on a whirlwind , and  roller coaster ride where at every page and every corner something new became about ! I won’t go into too much detail as far as the story you really have to read it for yourself.
Saying this  the story was evenly set out with equal amounts of passion, romance, action and suspense. A riveting storyline that will captivate you from the beginning and have you reading right till the very end. I know I did!! Emotions and descriptions are all well put forth, creating that place in your mind where you are able to envisage and see what’s going on. I enjoy a book that drags you in where you feel like you are there !!
The character development was well placed, I enjoyed every character set forth, the evil where depicted as evil as you could imagine and even a twist and a turn in there that you certainly won’t see coming.
Overall. I really enjoyed this story ….. Fluent flowing storyline, bewitching female lead, spellbinding hunk ** inserts wolf whistle here ** and secondary characters I’m sure you will certainly enjoy as much.  If this was a hamburger I’d say you go the lot!!!!!


Penny can be found at her Website here

At the moment Bound by Blood is -99 cents !!

smashwords - buy now - bound by blood Paperback click to buy

or at Amazon Here

5/5

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Guest Post & Interview with Victoria Howard & Giveaway

Id like to welcome Victoria Howard to Page Flipperz today.



Victoria Howard is the author of three romantic suspense novels, The House on the Shore, a 2009 finalist in the Joan Hessayon Award, presented by the Romantic Novelists' Association, Three Weeks Last Spring, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her latest release, Ring of Lies.
 
 
Id like to thank Victoria for popping into Page FLipperz to answer some questions and share with us her latest release Ring of Lies. Two lucky readers today will win e copies of Ring Of Lies. Check out the bottom of the post to find out how . I have reviewed and read Ring of Lies and throughouly enjoyed it my review can be found Here at goodreads  .
 
 
Blurb.
 
When accountant Daniel Elliott dies in a car accident, his widow, Grace, is overcome with grief...and panic. Daniel was controlling and their marriage loveless, but he always took care of her. Or so she thought. Grace soon discovers Daniel kept secrets: an alias, mob ties, a list of numbers, a mysterious beach house in Florida...and a girlfriend who looks like Grace. Swallowing her fear, she flies to Miami to claim the house Daniel left her. But the price of her curiosity is peril. Underworld figures stalk her. And handsome, troubled FBI agent Jack West has crossed precarious paths with Grace before. With little to go on and danger at every turn, Grace must depend on Jack to help her navigate the criminal world of south Florida, and find the truth behind the Ring of Lies.
 
 
 
 
 
Describe yourself in five words  

Creative, thoughtful, kind, caring, and funny. 


How long have you been writing for?

I’ve been writing professionally since 1990, although my first book wasn’t published until 2006. 


What inspired you to be a writer and have you always wanted to be one?


 Like most children my ideal career changed from week to week.  After flying for the first time I wanted to be a flight attendant, jetting off all over the world.  It seemed such a glamorous life!  When I started grammar school, or high school, as it is sometimes called, my thoughts turned to teaching.  I actually had a place at teacher training college but changed my mind (yet again) just weeks before term was due to start.  Instead, I trained as a medical secretary and it’s something I’ve never regretted.  Since then, I’ve worked for the National Health Service, and managed a company involved in the offshore oil industry here in the UK.

However, I’ve always enjoyed writing, although I think my English teacher might be surprised by that statement!  As I child I found the task of writing essays on a given subject boring, and it was only when I started writing to friends, sharing travel adventures with them that the idea of writing a novel came about.  In May 2000, I travelled to Seattle and that’s where I got the idea for my first novel, Three Weeks Last Spring.

What inspired you to write and any advice you can give to aspiring authors?

 A very good friend suggested I try my hand at writing a novel after reading my account of a trip to the island of Eigg off the west coast of Scotland. If it wasn’t for her encouragement I would never have tried.

I would offer this advice to new authors. Learn your trade.  Read everything you can about creative writing, and how to format a manuscript. Never submit a manuscript until you are sure it is as near perfect as it can be. Check your manuscript to ensure your time line is correct, that Ann on one page doesn’t become Anna on page two! Spell check was invented for a reason, so use it. Edit, not once, not twice, but as many times as it takes to refine your work into a well-honed story that will have the reader waiting for the next twist in the plot. You’d be surprised how easy it is, during the course of a long manuscript, to make simple errors that could mean the difference between rejection and acceptance. And talking of rejection and acceptance – remember it’s nothing personal. Publishing houses on average, receive upwards of three hundred manuscripts a day, so a good query letter and synopsis is essential. And lastly, never give up!




What are you currently working on?

I’m currently working on a fourth novel set in Derbyshire here in the UK.  It centres on burnt out aid worker, Nate Long, who returns to the small village of Castleton in the picturesque Derbyshire Dales, to fulfil a promise he made to his dying mother to find his father.
But Andrew Thomas is dead, killed in what appears a tragic accident.  For years, Andrew, a cavern guide and the survivor of a mining accident in the Derbyshire Hills that claimed the lives of four other men, has kept a secret.   Andrew’s made plenty of enemies and has recently claimed to have found a new vein of the semi-precious stone, Blue John, but had refused to say where.  Everyone knows Andrew has a fondness for the bottle and mainly worked to support his habit.
Nate arrives in to Castleton, finds Andrew dead. He does some investigating, and hears villagers grumbling about Andrew supplying Alessia Hardcastle, a jeweller, who runs one of the shops in the village selling Blue John jewellery and wonders if they are involved in Andrew’s disappearance. Half Italian, Alessia is a relative newcomer to the tightly knit community, and its known that she had a soft spot for old Andrew, even though he'd abandoned his own family years before, was kindly and fatherly toward her, had confided his regrets about leaving his family.
Who designs your covers?

The covers for all three of my novels have been designed by my publisher, Vanilla Heart Publishing.


What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

I enjoy listening to music – anything from classical to jazz.  I’m also a keen gardener, although I don’t have as much time to indulge the hobby as I would like.  I love to travel, and again don’t do nearly as much as I would like.  I also enjoy going for long country walks with my Border collie, Rosie.

How does your normal day start?


I tend to go to my office around 10 -00 am.  I read all the emails that have come in overnight.  If I’m still researching the background for a novel, I look up various links on the Internet or visit the local library. If I’ve completed all the necessary research I like to read over the previous day’s work, before moving on to the next.  I probably don’t start doing any actual writing until mid-afternoon, early evening, when housework and preparing meals is out of the way and the other member of the household has settled down to watch TV!

 Anyone that you know that has inspired you to write, a book a story?

I can honestly say that one person has inspired me to write a book or short story, however, places are a different matter.   Like most writers, I’m attuned to my surroundings. Ideas for plots and scenes can strike at any time.  I might hear something on the news, or read an article in the newspaper and think “that would make a good plot.”  Or I might be on holiday and the town or city I’m visiting might become the setting for a novel.  

For example, while on holiday in Florida, I sat on the beach admiring the multi-million dollar beach homes and started thinking what if someone left me one in their will?  And what if that person was my late husband who’d been killed in a road traffic accident?  How and where did the money come from to purchase it and why hadn’t he told me about it?  Thus the idea for Ring of Lies was conceived.



Ok some fun questions.


Tea or coffee or poison of choice:   

Tea and red wine, but not together!

Dark, chocolate or white chocolate:   



Milk chocolate. 

Muffins, cakes or slices:
Cakes,
                                                   
Favourite film:

You’ve Got Mail

Fav book

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Colour of choice?

Blue

Celebrity crush?

I can honestly say I don’t have one, although I wouldn’t turn down dinner with Rupert Penry-Jones.

Night or day

Day, most definitely.

Paperback, hardback or e book

Either.


Victoria can be found at her Bookpage - website

Ring of Lies can be purchased from Amazon here is the link to Victoria Howards Amazon page where the links are avaible and more information on her other novels. Victoria Howard Amazon author page


Giveaway time, Please leave a comment telling me your favourite Genre to read if you have one if not what do you love to read about. Comp will be drawn in one week. Two e books will be given .


Thanks for popping on by !








Monday, October 24, 2011

Insight & Embody - Jamie Magee Review and Giveaway !


Today as part of the Dark Side Paranormal Book Tour I have Insight and Embody by Jamie Magee


Blurb :


Before that fateful summer night, Willow had balanced the insight of emotion, and the vivid images. That night, the figure in her nightmare marked her wrist with a star, giving her father no choice but to tell Willow a family secret that would abruptly change life, as she knew it, forever. Before Willow had time to absorb the shock of her father's secret, her soul mate that had shared every stunning dream with her, found her, and darkness captured her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. In the end, Willow discovers that at the moment of our birth we are all given a divine gift.



Blurb


Not many Scorpio’s are known for their patience, and Willow Haywood is no different. Her only desire is to love Landen Chambers and redeem the lost souls of Esterious, but the path to that desire is long, dark and dangerous...
Before Willow’s life had a chance to balance the sudden revelations and grief she had to endure to get to Chara a disturbing discovery is made. A photo, one that shows Willow blissfully embracing the flawless image of Drake Blakeshire; giving her not only proof that she had lived before, but that she had loved him.
Running away from the memory of Drake’s hypnotizing touch, and the prophecy set before her seemed like the logical thing to do. That is, until a dark dream reignites her passion to save the hopeless dimension of Esterious. Willow struggles to find patience – to learn everything she needs to know before she faces Drake again, but her eagerness is dangerous and one step in the wrong direction takes everything and everyone away from her – the only way to survive this trial is for Willow to remember who she is and what she really wants out of this life. The question is….can she do that?
 ( review to come for Embody )
My review - Insight

Well I must say Jamie has created a world definitely unique of its own !! A world where you follow strings to get where you need to go. Abilities that excel beyond - and a great array of characters I'm sure that you will enjoy. A world filled with danger, mystery, adventure and traveling different strings =  paths  to get where you want to go. A romance that was destined, and life that is written, but keep in mind ... destiny can be changed !
Willow has always known she was different and till recently was alone in knowing so, life is not at all what it seemed,. She always knew she  was unique but didn't realize the ones she loved also possessed abilities,  unique for every being..

 Willow has dreamed of her blue eyed boy, awaiting for him in her dreams, but in her dreams the dark one also enters. Drawing pictures and dreaming -  her dreams have now become reality !
Drake enters Willows life, and this is where her life changes, she finally meets the man of her dreams, both good and evil. 

Landon is a dream boat !! The love that they share radiates like the sun- its shone in full light = very romantic and sweet !  ( swoon ) yes mushy - But I like mushy !!!

I wont go into to much detail but  you have to read this Debut novel by Jamie Magee for yourself and keep in mind when reading that book 2 is available and book 3 not far behind !!!

Jamie has certainly created a world filled with fantasy, dreams, fate, past lives, and destiny !! The storyline is fluent all chapters flowing from one to the next. Characters I'm sure that will keep you intrigued and an appealing storyline of its own, that will suck you into the world that Jamie has created and leave you at the end of your own string !! (( When you read this it will make sense ) I really enjoyed how Jamie described the strings ! Very captivating and well Kinda Magical !!! lol.

I enjoyed the focus put on the family - it was great to see, that family where so well entwined  and tight and of course loving and caring !! Not often this is seen in many books, but was nice to see the family so caring and considerate !!

An ending that will have you eagerly searching for book 2 it is now available !!


I recommend this book to all who like to travel to a different world - A vat in which I'm sure you will be sucked into until the very end . Descriptions well placed and easily envisaged ** Other worlds beyond site !  **



Giveaway time.. For one lucky blog follower today the chance to win  A copy of each of these e books. Just let me know if you believe in destiny ? Comp will run for one week .. make sure you leave me your email Addy in the comments ;)



Jamie Magee can be found here at Facebook her Author page


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spooktacular Giveaway Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway blog hop hosted by I am A Reader not A writer  and The Diary of  A bookworm.

The hop runs from October 24th - 31st .

I am Number 208 on the list. Below you will find a list of all Blog Participating in this hop at the end of my post  !! Lots of them so get hopping !!





My Giveaway today is A paperback copy of Her Guardian Angel by Author Felicity Heaton. As long as the book depo ships to you.. Enter away. This is the forth book in the series but can be read as a stand alone. Its a great read !!! hot angels - Kick arse - action - romance !!


Her Guardian Angel

by Felicity Heaton

A simple mission becomes a fight for survival in this fantastic instalment in the Her Angel series.
A guardian angel dedicated to his duty, Marcus will do whatever Heaven asks of him, but even his loyalty has its limits. When his superior orders him to gain Amelia’s trust through seduction, Marcus starts to question his mission and his feelings for the beautiful woman he has watched over since her birth.
Amelia has gone from one bad relationship to another, so when a gorgeous guy moves in next door looking like Mr Right, she hopes he doesn’t turn out to be another black knight in disguise. But there’s more to Marcus than meets the eye, and when he rescues her from three demonic men, Amelia is thrust into his nightmarish world—a world where God and the Devil exist, and only one angel can save her from death—Marcus, the angel she’s falling in love with.
On the run from demonic angels and the Devil himself, aided by Marcus’s angel friends and their amazing women, fighting for survival against the odds, Marcus and Amelia discover a love that will last forever.
A love so strong it will shake Heaven and Hell.

If this hot cover has intrigued you then feel free to pop on over to Felicity Heatons website it  can be found over at here >> WEBSITE

RULES - YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG  ( I WILL BE CHECKING )



TO GET AN EXTRA ENTRY  - POP ON OVER TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE - HERE >  FACEBOOK PAGE FLIPPERZ
                                  and leave me a message *HER GUARDIAN ANGEL *

 leave your email address  on this post  so I can contact you, the winner has 3 days to contact me or a new winner will be drawn once I have emailed.


ANSWER MY SIMPLE QUESTION : WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PARANORMAL .. AKA VAMPIRE- WEREWOLF - WITCH - ANGEL

HAPPY HOPPING AND GOOD LUCK ... THERE ARE 425 BLOGGERS !!!!



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Friday, October 21, 2011

Join Felicity Heatons Manday Hotties blog hop !

 



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Starting 1st November 2011, Felicity Heaton's Manday Hotties is going to become a blog hop! Link > Here

Anyone is welcome to participate in the blog hop. Felicity has kept the requirements simple so we can all just have some fun. You just have to follow the rules below which boil down to sign up and then find a hot man picture to post come Monday!

Why has Manday become a blog hop? Well, Felicity was speaking to some fellow bloggers who are like her and post a hottie every week. We're basically a bunch of paranormal romance ladies who think seeing hot men on a Monday morning is a great start to the week! We were sure that most of you feel the same, so we put together this hop so we can all enjoy the excellent array of hotties in the world.



The Rules


Sign up using the LinkyTools list on Felicity's page. The form opens on Tuesday when she will post it in the morning, our time (UK/GMT), and closes on Sunday night.

Please have SPACES in your blog name. Long strings of characters will break people's blogs and Felicity will be forced to remove you or edit your name.

Include the hop button on your blog side bar and link it to this page. Code is available on the right hand side bar on Felicity's page.

Your post MUST go live Monday at Midnight, regardless of where you are. If Felicity checks and find your post missing, she'll remove you from the list.

Your post MUST include the Manday Hotties graphic and either link to this page or include the LinkyTools list. Felicity will post the script here every week. Remember, it's nicer to include the script than just link to this one blog. It's all about sharing the love.

PLEASE keep your posts work safe. No full nudity or engorged members please. Felicity will have to remove your blog if you can't keep it clean and work safe. Men can be hot without being on full display and not everyone wants to see that over coffee.

Felicity Heaton Presents Paranormal Pandemonium Spooktacular Oct 29th - 31st !

Felicity Heaton Presents - Pandemonium Halloween Spooktacular !!!! This information is taken straight from her blog !! Pop on over .......... Its going to be one fang-tas-tic event !!!

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR EVENT!

This year I'm bringing you a special event between 28th-31st October. A Paranormal Pandemonium Halloween Spooktacular! The event will feature daily giveaways, two special giveaways, character interviews with my vampires (and their heroines), interviews where you have asked the questions, exclusive flash fiction pieces each day, as well as some seriously hot paranormal men each day!

The Paranormal Pandemonium Halloween Spooktacular kicks off at midnight on 28th October and runs until 23:59 on 31st October (the final giveaway ends on 1st November).

Check back here for links to the daily posts throughout the event.

If you want to pose a question to my characters,
please do so on this blog post. (this links to Felicitys posts )
It's going to be awesome, so make sure you don't miss it and miss out!

The schedule for each day is currently:

FRIDAY 28th OCTOBER
  • Welcome to the Halloween Spooktacular!
  • Character Interview
  • Fantastic Giveaway #1
  • Flash Fiction
  • Character Interview
  • Paranormal Hottie of the Day
  • Character Interview

SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER
  • Character Interview
  • Character Interview
  • Fantastic Giveaway #2
  • Flash Fiction
  • Character Interview
  • Special Giveaway
  • Paranormal Hottie of the Day
  • Character Interview

SUNDAY 30TH OCTOBER
  • Character Interview
  • Character Interview
  • Fantastic Giveaway #3
  • Flash Fiction
  • Character Interview
  • Special Giveaway
  • Paranormal Hottie of the Day
  • Character Interview

MONDAY 31ST OCTOBER
  • Character Interview
  • Fantastic Giveaway #4
  • Flash Fiction
  • Character Interview
  • Paranormal Hottie of the Day
  • Character Interview

Dracula's Kiss Review Joanne Kenrick

Today I have Joanne Kenricks latest One night Stand Release Dracula's Kiss its Sexfully sinful !!! (no such word ) pft Its hot !  

Blurb..

Cathela's Office Halloween Ball is a complete bust; she spills out her Dracula's Bride costume and her vamp fetish chases away her boyfriend. Only redeeming feature to the night? Necking multiple shots of Dracula's Kiss--a lush Black Cherry Vodka cocktail--and an interlude with a gorgeous man dressed Gary Oldman style.
No one comes close to satisfying Alec Murray's needs until he meets Cathela during some lame-ass party for bankers. One taste of her blood, sweet yet darkly dangerous, he knows she's perfect for him.
A night of goth bondage is planned for one. For the other, a night of sexual control is a must. A perfect fit. Alec is compelled to reveal his true nature, but can he trust her with his secret.







My thoughts ......


What would you do if your darkest fantasy came gate crashing your party? All dressed as Dracula, sinfully hot to trot, with an accent the drools goodness. Cathela is intrigued... not only by his outfit but by his Scottish lingo. Cathela is mesmerized by Vampires, she wants many things and Alec knows just what she wants. ** waggles eyebrows **

She is over her nonexistent boring life and now wants what she wants - her fantasy fulfilled.


Cathela turns down Dracula’s advances walking away with a business card to call One Night stand - here is where all your fantasies are granted. ** The attraction between Alec and Cathela was magnetic but due to her current circumstance waits........

....... One call and Cathela is ready to meet her blood sucker !

Alec not only shows Cathela the night of her life, exploding and mind blowing orgasms, she is intrigued by him. Her blood is calling him and she can’t deny the attraction they both feel.

Will her little fling end up a One Night Stand or will Dracula fulfill more than just her ultimate fantasy?

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Dracula's Kiss is a short, but sexy read, filled with nortiness, nibbling, hot sex and blood sucking. At only 34 pages long, I’m sure you will read this at the speed of light.

Paranormal, vampire romance, erotic moments a Scottish hotty and a gothic babe hot to trot is everything you will find in this story, its fast paced, alluring * * the cover is certainly hot ** and teases any fantasy you may just have in meeting Your perfect Vampire. Joanne knows how to tantalize... n tease.... characters I’m sure that you will enjoy, a quickie storyline that will keep you intrigued... and smokin moments where you heart is a pumpin......

If you’re after a quickie in the middle of the night, something fast, norty but hot, then Dracula's Kiss is for you!





I gave this read 4 1/2  Vampire Kisses !!!!!!!!!!!!!



BUYLINKS:

 
 
Joanne can be found Here on Facebook

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Secret Santa - Kristine Cheney

Oh my !!! I brought this book today and had to share it and tell everyone how much I loved it !!! Here is the cover ! hot or what ! The blurb and my thoughts !

Have the tissues ready for this one !!

Secret Santa

Ebook By Kristine Cheney
$1.99 Rating: Not yet rated.
Published: Oct. 19, 2011
Category: Fiction » Literature » Romance - Short Stories
Category: Fiction » Literature » Romance - Contemporary
Words: 29550 (approximate)
Language:
English



Holly Gordons estrangement from her family makes loneliness of the Christmas season hit close to home. Volunteering for the annual Ashton Falls Secret Santa Program is more than a comfort,  a blessing. Just knowing she;s able to help another hurting soul experience the joy of a heartfelt Christmas makes her own reality a tiny bit sweeter, that is, until Marcus Jenner ends up on her list.

Marcus Jenner is more than a bronze, muscled looker. This Chickasaw loner isn;t happy being placed on the town;s Secret Santa list. Suffering from the blow of a devastating loss, he has chosen to withdraw from living almost completely. For the life of him, he can;t figure why this pretty little blonde keeps bumping into him, calling him by name, and insisting on giving him presents. Unfortunately for Marcus, every time she does, a billowing cloud of havoc seems to ensue. Why can;t this uninvited vixen leave him alone?

They say time and fate have all of the answers. Holly, in all of her innocence, is drawn to Marcus like a moth to the flame. But Marcus has no intentions of submitting to the threat of his newfound feelings. A painful exchange pushes their lives into a pendulum chaos. His demand for privacy is granted by Holly;s hidden illness. Her sudden absence hits him hard, especially when the arrival of a stranger delivers the rest of his gifts. Right away, he knows something;s horribly wrong.

Love and selfless giving can rouse a wounded, sleeping heart. But sometimes a Secret Santa gets a few unexpected gifts of her own..


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<>  My Thoughts :) <><> 

Have the tissues ready for this one !! Kristine Cheney has tugged at every heart string possible in this read. Its filled with passion and a love story that will not only have you bawling your eyes out but your heart doing somersaults one moments and other moments feel like it was going to leave your chest.

  Lots of giggles to ;)

Secret Santa is a well delivered intense and emotional read, that will not only tug at your soul but have your heart missing a few beats. The passion between Marcus and Holly was beautifully crafted, passionate and ** swoony..** waggles eyebrows !!

The storyline was amazing, I was drawn in from the very first pages, and found myself, giggling at the funny antics aka Holly's persistence was amusing and quiet funny at times. Other moments I was wiping the tears away, trying to solider on. A fluent flowing storyline that will only stop you reading to wipe aside the tears - I can guarantee you will read right till the end.

A wonderful array of characters that I'm sure you will enjoy, a heartfelt storyline with emotions that are so well portrayed its like poetry. Kristine always portrays her characters emotions so fluently ..... giving us depth into there thoughts and actions and feelings. Her descriptions are well envisaged you can see every detail.

Secret Santa delivers us Holly she has been chosen to be the Secret Santa for Marcus Jenner. Marcus proves to be quiet a handful, not wanting the gifts Holly is leaving, he finds himself torn between the blonde eyed beauty and her quest to deliver him gifts. Unbeknown as to why she is gifting him and stalking him - He is not sure if its the calling of his heart that bothers him most, or the persistence of her gifts, but in time he finds his secret Santa is needing the most treasured gift of all.

Secret Santa is immensely appealing and will linger in your heart long after you've read it. Lose your heart to a magical Christmas tale that shows the true beauty of giving but also receiving and the most precious gift of all. Love and life.



5/5

Secret Santa can be brought Here at smashwords



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Vision of Hell - Guest post Felicity Heaton

Hi everyone today on my blog Id love to welcome Felicity Heaton. Today she is giving us her vision of Hell and a little about her Angel Series. !!!



A vision of Hell



Firstly, I would like that say thanks to Kat for inviting me here again to speak a little more about my Her Angel series!



For those of you not in the know, I’m Felicity Heaton and I write paranormal romances under that name and also as F E Heaton. I’ve been penning my passionate tales since 2005 and have written over forty of them in that time, and around thirty of those are still available. My romance novels often feature vampires as they’re my favourite creature of the night and I like to write them nice and dark, but I do love to write shape-shifters/werewolves, demons and witches too, as well as sexy angels. My latest release is Her Guardian Angel, which is the fifth novel I’ve released this year.



Her Guardian Angel is the fourth book in my best selling Her Angel romance series, and because it’s the first novel in the series (the first three books are novellas) I was able to give a little more information about the different realms. I’ve already spoken about my vision of Heaven in a previous post at this blog, so today I want to talk about my vision of Hell.



I’m sure everyone has a vision of what Hell is like and rather than try to go against what our minds conjure up when someone mentions the underworld to us, I decided to go with the flow but to create something vivid that a reader could really picture in their mind as they read the series.



In my Her Angel series, we’ve visited Hell a few times. In fact, the first book in the series, Her Dark Angel, has its opening scene set there. There’s an area in Hell where angels are grudgingly welcome and demons can’t do much about it. This area is a plateau of scraggly basalt that sits beneath a cavernous black dome and is the only entrance into Hell that an angel can safely use. Beneath the plateau, down a sheer drop of several hundred feet, is the pit. The pit is the place where the Devil himself resides, and it glows fiercely from the lakes of magma and the fires that scorch the land down there. We haven’t visited the pit yet in the series, but I have a vision of it in my mind as a sort of boiling flame-filled world with little solid ground to move between and a high risk of losing your life if you’re not fire-proof. Since the Devil is trapped in Hell against his will due to losing his last battle against the mighty angel Apollyon, the great destroyer and the hero in Her Dark Angel, it has to be one of the most dangerous places in Hell and not one that anyone, even a demon, would walk into willingly if they know the Devil is there. While the Devil can’t leave the pit to go to the plateau, he often casts his dark voice upwards in an attempt to ensnare the angels there and it takes a strong heart to ignore the temptation that the Devil offers.



I have a clear vision of the many different areas of Hell in my mind, a world of black sharp rocks and volcanic ash, rivers of fire and magma, and endless ebony plains punctuated only by spews of lava and billowing acrid smoke. Massive fractured black cliffs that rise up from valleys to form towers that soar into the darkness and appear like a fortress with a moat of fire. We haven’t ventured into the depths of Hell so far in the series but we have touched on it in Her Dark Angel, Her Warrior Angel, and Her Guardian Angel. The next book in the series will feature one of the Hell’s angels as the hero so a large part of the story will be set in the underworld and we’ll see just how terrifying and horrific it can be as he travels the broken pathways and passes masses of tortured souls. Because I’ve been planning that story, I’ve been thinking about Hell a lot recently, jotting down notes on what my mind conjures up. It’s always a dark place, very open but very claustrophobic feeling because of the endless darkness that surrounds people on all sides. Everything is black in Hell except the fire and magma, or the sulphuric smoke that chokes those unused to it. I can imagine that a mortal entering Hell would find it terrifying, and that’s what I’m aiming for. The great thing about writing is conjuring up these worlds and spending time crafting them and honing them, and intensifying them until they leap off the page and pull the reader into that world as they read the story.



That’s why I think it’s very important to push the boundary on places that we’re familiar with in life and Hell is no exception. The version of Hell in my series is dangerous, soulless and terrifying, a world fraught with perils for anyone other than a demon, and even some demons too, and a place where you’re lucky if you come out of it with your life. Angels know how dangerous it is and that’s why it’s a brave decision by any of them, even if they’re fallen, to head into the wilderness of Hell and leave the relative safety of the small area close to the pit that Heaven rules. Since the events that happened in Her Guardian Angel though, a visit to Hell is on the agenda and I can promise you that when you come to read it, you’ll be able to see it in your mind like a movie. It will come to life and you’ll find yourself journeying through Hell with the characters in the book. Are you ready?





I hope my post today has given you a clear vision of what Hell is like in my series. If you’d like to learn more about the Her Angel series, including reading excerpts and downloading samples, then feel free to visit the series page on my website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/ebookseries.php?series=Her%20Angel





Stories in the Her Angel series are: Her Dark Angel, Her Fallen Angel, Her Warrior Angel, and Her Guardian Angel. Excerpts from the stories and links to where they are available in e-book and paperback can be found at my website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/ebookseries.php?series=Her%20Angel







Her Guardian Angel is currently available in e-book direct from my website, Amazon Kindle Stores, Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. It will soon be available from Sony. It’s also available as a paperback from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Barnes & Noble, and will soon be available from other sites.



Her Guardian Angel





A simple mission becomes a fight for survival in this fantastic instalment in the Her Angel series.



A guardian angel dedicated to his duty, Marcus will do whatever Heaven asks of him, but even his loyalty has its limits. When his superior orders him to gain Amelia’s trust through seduction, Marcus starts to question his mission and his feelings for the beautiful woman he has watched over since her birth.



Amelia has gone from one bad relationship to another, so when a gorgeous guy moves in next door looking like Mr Right, she hopes he doesn’t turn out to be another black knight in disguise. But there’s more to Marcus than meets the eye, and when he rescues her from three demonic men, Amelia is thrust into his nightmarish world—a world where God and the Devil exist, and only one angel can save her from death—Marcus, the angel she’s falling in love with.



On the run from demonic angels and the Devil himself, aided by Marcus’s angel friends and their amazing women, fighting for survival against the odds, Marcus and Amelia discover a love that will last forever.



A love so strong it will shake Heaven and Hell.






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Biography:




Felicity Heaton is a romance author writing as both Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. She is passionate about penning paranormal tales full of vampires, witches, werewolves, angels and shape-shifters, and has been interested in all things preternatural and fantastical since she was just a child. Her other passion is science-fiction and she likes nothing more than to immerse herself in a whole new universe and the amazing species therein. She used to while away days at school and college dreaming of vampires, werewolves and witches, or being lost in space, and used to while away evenings watching movies about them or reading gothic horror stories, science-fiction and romances.



Having tried her hand at various romance genres, it was only natural for her to turn her focus back to the paranormal, fantasy and science-fiction worlds she enjoys so much. She loves to write seductive, sexy and strong vampires, werewolves, witches, angels and alien species. The worlds she often dreams up for them are vicious, dark and dangerous, reflecting aspects of the heroines and heroes, but her characters also love deeply, laugh, cry and feel every emotion as keenly as anyone does. She makes no excuses for the darkness surrounding them, especially the paranormal creatures, and says that this is their world. She’s just honoured to write down their adventures.





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