Thursday, March 21, 2013

Surrounded by Secrets Blog tour - Mandy Harbin - Series Spotlight,Giveaway & Guest Post


Blurbs & Buy Links



His family speaks of his death as a tragic example of why it’s too dangerous for the Woods men to be around available women.

Eric Woods is now dead, but was his last night as a living, breathing mountain lion shifter as horrible as his family has always believed?

Experience Eric’s last night with Simone--a woman whose need for carnal pleasures for exceeds all rational thought.

Reader advisory: This book contains graphic language and explicit sex. It is meant as a bonus read in the Woods family saga and should not be viewed as a typical romance.

Purchase Links: FREE at  Amazon / B&N / ARe


When Mikaela Patterson must take on a client with specific requirements that no single women be allowed on his property, she keeps her broken engagement a secret. She doesn’t realize her client and his sons are mountain lion shifters whose instinct to mate with any available woman turns deadly.


Josh Woods is her client's eldest son, and he is immediately drawn to Mikaela. Knowing his father would never allow an available woman on the property, Josh doesn't understand his fascination with her. Josh and Mikaela fight their attraction because of their own secrets, but when the truth comes out about Mikaela's true availability and Josh's animal instincts, they must be prepared to face the consequences.

Reader advisory: This book contains graphic language and explicit sex.

Purchase Links:  FREE at Amazon / B&N / ARe



Krista Owens is an attorney who works too much and plays too little. When her colleague, Mikaela, requests her assistance for a month on the Woods estate, hinting that her brothers-in-law are all hot with commitment phobias, Krista agrees to tell the guys she has a boyfriend, hoping to finally lose her virginity. 


Toby Woods doesn’t want anything to do with Krista, but watching his brothers fight over her ignites his feral side. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. 


He knows it’s temporary, but will he be able to let her go when it’s time?

Reader advisory: This book contains graphic language and explicit sex.

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When Krista needs Ariel's biochemical expertise because her new boyfriend can turn into a mountain lion, Ariel thinks her sister has lost her mind. But the possibility of a major discovery like this is too much of a temptation to ignore. Create a drug to stop a shifter from forcing a mating? Only if she got to test his sexual limits herself.

Rob thinks Ariel is an angel in disguise, and he immediately knows she's the one for him. But is he strong enough to resist his animal's need to claim her once the temptation begins?

Warning: This book contains a shifter who must resist his feral need to mate and a biochemist who is hell-bent on testing his sexual limits. You'll never look at science the same way again.

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Lillian Caldwell has eyes on the hottie with the body, Jack Woods, one of the men who bought her family land and now new boss. She has big plans for Jack, including the getting-him-horizontal variety, and she always gets what she wants.

Jack is the family hard ass who’s trying to make amends. His plans of digging into the family secret he discovered are thwarted when he’s forced to work with Lillian, his gorgeous, pain-in-the-ass neighbor.

But a night of passion will unlock the secrets surrounding them and change both their lives forever.

Warning: This book contains a spitfire woman who doesn’t take no for an answer and a strong alpha mountain lion shifter whose preverbal bark really is as a bad as his bite.

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Am I the only one who loves to read books in a series? I doubt it. But when I start reading a series that’s been out a while, I tend to have reading marathons. You know… those up ‘all nights, where did my Saturday go?’ marathons. Seriously, I was so late the Twilight Saga party that I hadn’t even read those books until a month before the third movie had come out in theatres (I write young adult under a different name and didn’t want it to influence my writing style). But once I started, I read them nonstop until I’d gotten through every one of them. It’s just how I roll. When I think of single titled books, I don’t get as excited about those as I do the ones released in the series that I love…even if said single title book is from an author I adore. It may sound silly to you, but I have theories as to why that is.
First, I love to get lost in a great book, and when that book ends, I feel a little sad. Sure, if it was a great romance, I’m left with the warm and fuzzies too, but there’s a small part of me that hates to see the end of an awesome book. When I’m reading a series, however, I know there’s a chance that I’ll get to revisit the heroes and heroines of past books. It’s like a very sexy family reunion…without the fear of drooling over a distant cousin. Second, when dealing with the world of the paranormal, the author has to spend some story time focusing on building the world for the reader. In series, later books don’t have to have as much detail, if any, when it comes to the writer’s creation. More time can be spent on the individual characters and their relationship…or lack thereof…because we’re immersed in a world we’re already familiar with.
Even though I know I throw myself into reading marathons when exposed to different series, I sometimes purposefully wait until a series has completed before starting it. Yeah, I’m a glutton for punishment, but I also have very little patience. If a series is complete when I start it, I can read and read and read without interruption. But if I start a series that isn’t finished, I get antsy like the rest of you—like, I’m not-so-patiently awaiting Laurann Dohner’s next New Species book and J.R. Ward’s next Black Dagger Brotherhood novel. So technically, I do it both ways. How about you? Do you prefer to start a series when it’s fresh so no one spoils the plot, or do you wait until you can totally dive into all the books in a series?
And speaking of series (which is “technically” finished), my publisher is offering book one in my Woods Family Series, Surrounded by Woods, for free right now for a limited time! It’s a great way to try a new series if you haven’t started it already. ;-)

Mandy Harbin Bio

Mandy Harbin is the author of several books across multiple romance genres that range from contemporary to paranormal erotic romance. Her books include the award winning Darkest Sin, an erotic romantic suspense and first in the new Darkest series. Mandy also continues to work on her Possession series, which explores BDSM elements with Digital Possession being the series starter, and the ever popular Woods Family series, which began with the best seller Surrounded by Woods. She lives in a small Arkansas town with her family and can be reached via:



Mandy Harbin's
Blog Tour Schedule
2/23 - Reality Bites
3/04 - The Jeep Diva
3/21 - Page Flipperz
3/25 - Close Encounters with the Night Kind (Spotlight, Giveaway & Review of Prequel)
3/26 - Close Encounters with the Night Kind (Spotlight & Review of Book 1)
3/27 - Close Encounters with the Night Kind (Spotlight & Review of Book 2)
3/28 - Close Encounters with the Night Kind (Spotlight & Review of Book 3)
3/29 - Close Encounters with the Night Kind (Spotlight & Review of Book 4)
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Mandy is giving away winners choice of an eBook from THE WOODS FAMILY series at every tour stop.
Just leave me a comment and email address in the comment section. Thanks ;)

Mandy is giving away a $100.00 Gift Card to either Amazon or B&N (winners choice) to celebrate the release of SURROUNDED BY SECRETS.
TWO runners up will receive an eBook of SURROUNDED BY SECRETS.
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