Fright Night Hop: My recent favorite paranormal reads

Hey, party people!  I love a good blog hop. Thanks for stopping by! I’m excited to share my list of favorite paranormal reads, because my favorite thing to do is talk books with readers. Since I came up with too long a list to pare down, I decided to just share the most recent ones that really hooked me – maybe then I’ll be sharing some new-to-you authors. 🙂 I’ve also got a teaser from the new SEDUCTIVE SUPERNATURALS boxed set I’m a part of, with my new novella, Wild Nights with a lone wolf–we’ve bundled together 12 novels and novellas from bestselling authors–$40 worth of books!–for only $0.99! It’s an awesome boxed set, and I do hope you’ll check it out. Because it’s AWESOME and reading it will make you smarter and sexier. Scout’s honor. (Disclaimer: I’m not a scout and I have no honor. I can’t prove anything.)

So! The best paranormal books I’ve read lately?

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins – YA paranormal is one of my favorites, because it’s not enough to have the complications of the supernatural, right? Throw in the complications of being a teenager and all the associated confusions. This series, about sons and daughters of fallen angels trying to navigate their destinies (and their emotions) is one of my favorites.

Blood Vine by Amber Belldene – this entire series, about wine-making vampires from Croatia, was fantastic. Rich, sexy, and intelligently written. I found it almost impossible to put down.

Beckoning Blood by Daniel De Lorne – from the book description: A gripping, blood-drenched saga about twin brothers, the men they love, and the enduring truth that true love never dies  — no matter how many times you kill it.”  from Elisabeth: This was probably closer to romantic horror than paranormal romance, but I thought it was well-written and captivating even though there were parts I kind of found horrifying. It was horrifying in the way a car crash is horrifying though, or a particularly gruesome episode of The Blacklist–I wanted to find out how things ended and whether either brother might be redeemed, so I kept reading. There is a lot of violence, including sexual violence, in this story though, and I like to warn about that for readers who might have trigger issues. Do read with caution.

So you’ll notice two of the books listed above are vampire stories, because vampires have always been my happy place. Like my own alpha vampire, Lee, from my recent release, Hunter by Night:

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Recently though, I also met Ash, from my new novella Wild Nights with a Lone Wolf. He came to me kind of out of nowhere, and he’s pretty damn special. I think if you get to know him, you’ll love him as much as I do. You can find him in the Seductive Supernaturals boxed set, which is out now. 12 paranormal romance novels, for only 99 cents, folks! $40 worth of reading material for under a buck (PS – we’re planning to raise the price after Halloween, so if you know anyone who might wanna get in on this deal, please help us spread the word!).

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You can get Seductive Supernaturals at the following places: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Goodreads

OR

Enter to win a copy of the boxed set and a $10 gift card (both gifted from either Amazon or B&N – if there’s a way to gift ebooks from Apple or Kobo, please tell me. Last I checked there wasn’t one):

Contest open internationally, only to legal adults.


Interview with a (Cranky) Vampire

I’m so, so sorry I’ve been MIA lately you guys. Things have been so nuts, and the government shutdown (my hubs is a gov’t contractor so it made for a lot of stress around here), and edits, and kids getting sick, and *sucks in a deep breath* but I’m finishing up edits on Hunter by Night, and the NEW release date is June of 2014!

THANK YOU to everyone who has waited patiently and supported, and I will do my best to have some teasers or extras or something to keep you entertained as soon as I can.

In the meantime, I interviewed Lee over at Paranormal Unbound today. I have to get back to edits for a little bit longer, but I got a few interesting tidbits out of him. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

 

COVER REVEAL: HARD AS IT GETS by LAURA KAYE

Check out Laura Kaye’s gorgeous first cover for her awesome new Hard Ink series!   I cannot wait to read this one.

 

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About HARD AS IT GETS:
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Tall, dark, and lethal…

Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey’s tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome-pure catnip to a very jaded Nick. He’s left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander’s daughter. Loyalty won’t let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too.

With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn’t expecting to want him so much. As their investigation turns into all-out war with an organized crime ring, only Nick can protect her. And only Becca can heal the scars no one else sees.

Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets. Good thing Nick is always up for a challenge…

 

About Laura Kaye:

 

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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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From Tyra to Anton with Love

 

In celebration of Valentine’s Day I’m at Reading Between the Wines this week sharing a special love letter from Tyra to Anton. If you’ve read Prince of Power then you might be expecting Anton to be the one to write the love letter. I was pleasantly surprised to find this letter from Tyra. I think you’ll enjoy. Also, stop by between now and Monday, Feb 18, for a chance to win a copy of King of Darkness OR Prince of Power!