Sneak Peek: Showken by Solease M. Barner

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Blurb for SHOWKEN book 2
Marilyn Carrington has been hurt by everyone who has ever claimed to love her. Now, she only trusts herself and her .45 caliber pistol. When the sexiest man she has ever seen walks into the bar where she works, she stays clear of him, ignoring his advances, but when he takes the hint and leaves her alone, she finds herself missing him. Marilyn finds she doesn’t care about the danger she senses around him; she wants to know the feeling of love again. Marilyn’s only problem now is whether Showken is really ready for her.
Showken Draglen is known for being a playboy. Loving his freedom, he has never committed to a woman, and doesn’t ever plan to. But when he sees Marilyn, he will do whatever it takes to have her. Unused to rejection, he becomes even more determined to win her. But deep down Showken knows that when she finds out what he truly is, she will run, leaving him with the only option he knows, using his power.
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*Author Bio:*

Solease lives in a quiet area. She is a wife, and mother to a daughter.
Solease loves to spend time with her family. She’s been called the social
butterfly by many friends. She’s a huge movie buff, and loves to read
books. She writes poetry on a daily basis, as a way to release stress.
Solease is the author of “Secrets of the Ghosts – The Sleeper”, “Secrets of
the Ghosts – AWAKENS”, and “The Draglen Brothers Series – DRAKEN”
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“Open the door, Marilyn, the food smells so good,” Showken says. I bite my lip and stare at the door. Shit, this guy doesn’t give up. The thunder strikes again, as I walk slowly to the door, stand next to it, and then I hear the rain. I can’t let him in.

“Go home, Showken,” I say.

“No Marilyn, open the door and let me eat some of your cooking, it smells really good,” he says. “I know you are standing next to the door, unlock it, Marilyn, and invite me in.”

I pull the door open, and before I can say anything, he’s inside, placing a bottle of wine on my counter. This guy is unbelievable. He looks very nice in his sweaty t-shirt. I just look at him as he goes into my kitchen, opening cabinets and grabbing two glasses. I don’t have any wine glasses; I’m not into things like that.

“Showken?”

“Marilyn, come have a drink with me.” Showken says, not smiling, but giving me the sexiest look I’ve ever seen. Shit, he’s here to seduce me.

I pick up the glass and take a very small sip, walking back to the kitchen, knife still in my hand. Pointing the knife at him, I say, “You are taking a risk coming here at night. I could have fired a warning shot.” He raises an eyebrow at me, but I’m trying to scare him some. Staring at his amazing green eyes, I blink a few times just to make sure this is not a dream. Who has eyes that are as beautiful as this?

“I’m never at risk, love, and I wanted to see you. So, I smell stuffed chicken and you’re peeling sweet potatoes, what else is on the menu?” he asks, taking a drink, not removing his eyes from mine. I take a deep breath, and decide just dinner won’t be so bad.

“That’s dinner, and dessert will be the cupcakes I picked up from Wal-Mart. I know you are probably used to fancy meals, but this is as fancy as it gets,” I say, turning away from him as I finish cutting my sweet potatoes. How could he want a waitress at a bar and a cashier at a gas station? He’s some rich billionaire, and he chooses to have dinner with me in a one bedroom apartment. I don’t get it. “Why are you here, Showken?” I snap at him.

“I missed your company, and I like being around you.” he says, as if he’s telling himself new information.  “I haven’t figured it out, yet I feel like I should be around you. I don’t- Can I stay and have dinner with you, please?” he asks. I turn and finish chopping the sweet potatoes, placing them in a pot to boil. I turn and look him up and down, enjoying his body.

“You are here now, you can stay for dinner, nothing else,” I specify, avoiding any eye contact.

“Thanks, I’m going to get comfortable,” he says, pulling off his t-shirt. I almost reach out to touch his chest. Shit, I think fainting is a strong possibility with his shirt off. Oh my, I knew he had a great body, but he is built everywhere. He also has this badass tattoo on his chest and arm. I so want to lick them. Oh shit, I don’t know where these feelings are coming from for this man. The rain starts hitting the window, near the patio door. He turns and looks at me, and my mouth is getting really dry. “You okay? You look different,” he says, catching my eye, and everything south is running into my panties now. He starts to walk towards me and it’s like I’m in a trance, I can’t move. He leans down and gives my lips a slow lick from corner to corner, and he pulls back.

“Just as I thought, a slice of heaven,” he says, looking like a very aroused man now. “How long before dinner?” he asks, stepping back. Instantly I want his touch, again.

“Umm, it should be ready in about an hour,” I say, knowing my face is red from that very hot sexy thing he just did with my lips. You would think I could contain my emotions, and usually I can, but Showken is breaking down my walls quickly.

“Great, I can’t wait to eat,” he says, with an emphasis on ‘eat’. I can’t help but think he is talking about more than food, and I’m sure I want him more than food right now. I grab my glass and take a huge gulp of this fantastic wine he’s brought. He watches me move around the kitchen as I make up Bruiser’s food. He doesn’t say a word. I feel like he is talking, but with his eyes; they are following me, and my body is yearning now.  He finally breaks the silence.

“You have siblings?” he asks.

“Uhh, no. It’s just me,” I say, really not wanting to talk about myself. “Do you have brothers or sisters?” I ask, giving him the same question to see how he likes the hot seat.

“Yes, there are ten of us altogether, nine boys and one girl,” Showken says, with a smirk. I wonder what that is about.

“Wow, your mother must really like kids. I couldn’t imagine having that many kids,” I say, taking out the butter and brown sugar for my sweet potatoes. I can’t wait to eat.

“Well, we have big families, and it’s kind of a tradition. Anything under seven is unheard of. How many kids do you want?”

I look up at him as if he’s confessed a murder.

“I will never have kids, ever,” I say, turning away from him and feeling tears building up in my eyes. I feel him standing behind me and I can’t move or speak. I turn and he pulls me into his arms, and the tears are pouring down. I’m a product of bad blood; I won’t take the risk of bringing a child into this world, knowing where it comes from. I wipe my tears and turn to finish dinner. We don’t speak again until I’m pulling the cupcakes out of the fridge.

“Showken, do you want a cupcake or two,” I say, as he has eaten everything already. After I fixed my plate and told him to eat as much as he wanted, he finished the other three stuffed chicken breasts and all of the potatoes. I couldn’t get upset, because he ate in silence and seemed to enjoy every bite.

“Yes, I’ll have one,” he says, moving to the sofa in front of the television. I see Bruiser is stuffed as he lies on his side, watching. I walk over and hand him a double chocolate cupcake; he sets it down on the table in front of him. I glance over and look at his chest, again. He has the best body ever.

“Showken, you don’t like chocolate?” I ask peeling down my cupcake paper. I take a bite, and see him watching me, licking his lips.

“Yes, I love chocolate, but I’ll wait to eat mine. You enjoy,” he says, and his eyes roam my body. I can’t eat with him watching me like this. I take one more bite, and set it down. I stand and his hand touches my knee, oh, my body is way too responsive to him. I look up and he’s smiling.

“Wait, I want to eat my dessert now.” He gives a wicked smile, and I think my eyes will come out of my head. I’ve never had a guy so smooth. “Don’t I get to eat my dessert, Marilyn?” he asks,

Cover Reveal: Erasing Shadows by KD Rose

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Title: Erasing: Shadows

Author: KD Rose     

Genre: Mature YA, Paranormal Romance
Expected Release Date: December 18th, 2013

Reveal Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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Synopsis:

 

Mira is a girl outside of time. She has experienced every mother’s nightmare—your child disappearing right before your eyes.

But, this isn’t at all what it seems. This isn’t a tale of kidnapping. Mira’s child doesn’t get snatched. He literally disappears—fading from her grasp—right before her eyes.

Mira and her gang of friends are forced to once again travel to the ‘other world’. A reality made of dreams—and nightmares—with dangers none of them expected. Things aren’t at all what they appear to be.

This isn’t the first loss Mira has experienced, and when her husband and friends travel to the ‘other world’ to find her, they find more than they bargained for in a world made of dreams and shadows…and danger.

Join the High Five Gang as a group of ‘adults’ move into a world where they are now teenagers again. Can they save Mira from her own worst nightmares before it’s too late?

 

First in the Erasing Series, Erasing: Shadows recounts the beginning of an exciting and dangerous adventure- one that has repercussions far beyond imagination.

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Author Bio:
Author. Bleeding Edge. Will not fit into your mold.

K.D. Rose is an author and poet and currently has “Heavy Bags of Soul”, “Inside Sorrow” and “I AM” on sale at Amazon.com. Look for The Erasing Series, Book 1-“Erasing: Shadows” on sale in December, 2013! Erasing: Shadows is the first of a Seven Book Series for New Adults in the Paranormal Genre.

K.D. Rose is now also an author with Lycaon Press, a subsidiary of Breathless Press. K.D.’s book, Inside Sorrow won the Readers Favorite 2013 international Silver Medal forPoetry.Just like her books, KD Rose is edgy, hits you in the gut and gives you the education you never knew you needed. Writing with irony, truth, and a spiked pen, she takes you past the self into self-evolution.

K.D. has an eclectic mind and loves language, physics, philosophy, photography, design, artof all kinds, writing of all kinds, symbolism, semiotics, spirituality, and Dr. Who.

K.D. Rose values the question more than the answer and loves creativity and innovation. K.D. is also a sucker for cutting edge thought and has been known to bring some into realityherself.

KD Rose is an avid supporter of music, the arts, cutting edge science, technology, and

creativity in all forms that encourage us to expand and explore past the artificial limits we often set for ourselves in order to see the everyday connections that exist among all things.

Join K D Rose on the following social media sites:

 

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00830RFC0
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Email: kd.rose@aol.com
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Artist, Authors and other creatives, feel free to friend my personal page. You can also “like” my official facebook author page to receive updates on my books, interviews, blog tours, release parties, contests, and release dates.

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Cover Reveal: King Cave by Scarlett Dawn

Blurb:

*The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling, award-winning *King Hall:* the
revolution is here, but the most dangerous attack may come from within…*

The safe, comfortable world of Lily Ruckler and her fellow Mystical Kings
and Queens is rocked to the core by the attacks at King Hall. Not only does
Lily have to kill the Commoners attacking her people, she also has to
assume the mantle of leadership, and bring the surviving Mysticals to King
Cave.

It should have been too much, but she is not alone. Ezra becomes her rock,
her best friend, the one person who understands. As Pearl and Jack struggle
with inconsolable loss, Ezra and Lily work to keep the Mys community safe
in their new home, and plan a deadly retaliation.

Their friendship saves them both…but it also draws attention. Whispers.
Judgment. It’s not normal for Shifters and Vampires to be friends, and when
a horrifying truth is revealed, their relationship morphs from unusual to
unspeakable. Lily is good at keeping secrets that could get her killed. Is
she willing to risk Ezra’s life as
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Stones (Data) (Stones, Book One)Stones (Data) by Jacob Whaler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ater reading Stones Data by Jacob Whaler it is my opinion that the book deserves 4 of 5 stars. When you look at the cover you are greeted by a futuristic night sky over a well lit city. This is not only releveant to the story, but very visually appealing as well. Once you open the cover and begin to read you are immediately pulled into a story that is wonderfully written, structurally sound, and well researched. I quite enjoyed being made to feel like a part of the story thanks to the author’s use of powerful descriptive language. In the beginning of the book I found myself slightly confused by the way the story change time period and location, but this was merely the author’s way of introducing the reader to all of the characters and presenting the reader with necessary information that all ties together quite nicely as the story progresses. The characters were very well developed and likeable. I often found myself feeling sorry for Matt and admiring his strength as I learned of his plight. He is a character that is very easy to symphetize with, and his relationship with is father is sure to strike a chord with even the most cynical reader. The antagonist in the story is a very powerful, manipulative man made even more powerful by the use of a Stone. He is a formidable foe as he will go to any length to get what he wants; the remaining Stones and the power that they hold. The better aquanted I became with his character the more I loved to hate him, so to speak. His mere presence in the story made my heart race as if were me he was after. This book was adequately labled a Techno-Thriller, and it certainly demonstrates the dangers of becoming drunk on power and trying to claim it all for yourself.

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Review: Stones (Data) by Jacob Whaler

Only Half Alive by Konstanz Silverbow Promo and giveaway

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Book: Only Half Alive – Author: Konstanz Silverbow – Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

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Blurb:

The world’s darkest creature will be their brightest hope! 

While darkness haunts her, she craves the light. Christina is a demon, but she doesn’t want to be. She is willing to sacrifice everything to change it. Only one person stands in her way, and he will stop at nothing to keep her the way she is.

The greatest battle of light vs dark threatens every living creature, a battle that could destroy all. And the demon in love will only have one chance to save everyone.

 

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17970670-only-half-alive

Amazon (US) -http://www.amazon.com/Only-Half-Alive-Konstanz-Silverbow/dp/1492737895/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1380895424&sr=8-2&keywords=Only+Half+Alive

Amazon (UK) – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-Half-Alive-Konstanz-Silverbow/dp/1492737895/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382541821&sr=8-1&keywords=Only+HALF+aLIVE

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/361757

Etsy (Directly from the author – signed & personalized) – https://www.etsy.com/listing/164982036/only-half-alive-by-konstanz-silverbow?ref=shop_home_active

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Author Bio:

Konstanz Silverbow has always been a dreamer . . . but not a writer. Being an author was something she was dragged into. But since that day, she hasn’t stopped. It has become more than a hobby, it is a passion. 

 

During the day Konstanz works, making jewelry, playing the violin, collecting dragons, and learning all she can about medieval weapons. But at night she creates made up worlds and places where those dragons come to life and the weapons are used in battle.”

 

Young adult fantasy, paranormal with a dash of romance author, Konstanz Silverbow; Proud Creator of magical worlds, fictional creatures, ideal super heroes and sarcasm since 2007!

 

Blog – http://nothoughts2small.blogspot.com

 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/konstanzsilverbow

 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/konstanzs

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/konstanzs/boards/

 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7102407.Konstanz_Silverbow

 

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Konstanz-Silverbow/e/B00FG9AW9O/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

 

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Review: The Descendant by Kelly Grealis

Book Description

Publication Date: October 17, 2013
Mortal death or eternal damnation? If those were your choices, which would you choose?

Allison Carmichael is frustrated with the doctors who can’t diagnose her seemingly common ailments. Her frustrations are further compounded by her inability to discover her life’s calling, a purpose she desperately desires yet which has eluded her for thirty years. 

A car wreck throws Allison into a life she doesn’t recognize filled with vampires, centuries-old secrets, betrayal, and vengeful enemies she never knew existed.

When Allison discovers the source of her ailments and the truth about her biblical lineage, she wishes she hadn’t searched so hard for the answers she thought she wanted.

Faced with an impossible decision – sacrifice her mortal life or damn her soul for eternity – which will Allison choose? And can she decide before the choice is made for her?

THE DESCENDANT – A Vampire Tale of Biblical Proportions

 

Review: 5 stars

The Descendant was a very well written action packed novel.  It gave a unique twist on the origin of the vampire and vampire “genetics”.  I quite enjoyed every moment I spent reading and found myself missing Alison, Vincent and the others once the story came to an end.  The heroin, Alison, is a very intelligent woman who goes through quite the transition in this novel and I am very excited to see what happens in the next book in the series.  The author does and amazing job putting you in the middle of the action.  She takes you on a roller coaster along with Alison as she grows and changes into the new person and new life that is meant for her.

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