Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cover Reveal Cry Me a River By Devyn Dawson



Cover Reveal
Cry Me A River
by Devyn Dawson


Caide Palmer, Emerald Isle's resident chef and grieving father.  Everything in his life is turned upside down when his ex-girlfriend Heather dies from an accidental overdose.  She left behind their eighteen month old daughter.  Heather's parents filed for emergency custody of baby Lucy.  Now Caide is in the fight of his life to raise his daughter to the best of his ability.  The courts order Caide to attend parenting classes and Al Anon meetings.  It is there that he meets twenty-two year old River.  She is drawn in by his story, and she wants to mend his grieving heart.  Will Caide allow River in to his world, or will he find his role as single father is to be faced alone?  There's something about her that he wants to save.  Can they really save each other?  

Cry Me A River is a New Adult book with sexual situations and explicit language.  If you've ever mourned the loss of someone you loved, Cry Me A River will show you that love can conquer when you meet the right person.  Available July 2, 2013.

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The author Devyn Dawson is from Oklahoma, but she kicks up her boots in New Bern, NC.  She spends her days writing about the characters who live in her head.  Devyn has been intrigued by the young adult world and is now branching out to new adult.  This is her first non-paranormal book.  Although the characters are fictional, grief of losing someone you love is drawn from her own experiences of death and loss.

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Young Adult Books by Devyn

The Legacy of Kilkenny - book one
The Seduction - book 1.5
Malevolence - book two

The Light Tamer
Enlightened
Light Bound - Summer 2013

The Wisdom Series
Trust - book one  Winter 2013


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Sapphire, A Werewolf Love Story

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Branded Trailer Reveal



Title: Branded
Author: Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
Release Date: June 28, 2013
Genre: Mature Young Adult, Dystopian
Reveal Host: Lady Amber's Tours

Book Description:
Twenty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home. 
Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain. Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.
The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

Author Bios:
Abi Ketner Is a registered nurse with a passion for novels, the beaches of St. John, and her Philadelphia Phillies. A talented singer, Abi loves to go running and spend lots of time with her family. She currently resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband, triplet daughters and two very spoiled dogs.

Melissa Kalicicki received her bachelor’s degree from Millersville University in 2003. She married, had two boys and currently lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Aside from reading and writing, her interests include running and mixed martial arts. She also remains an avid Cleveland sports fan.

Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.



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Steamy Fairy Tales Blog Tour

  


Title: Steamy Fairy Tales ~ Collection One
Author: MaryLynn Bast
Series: Steamy Fairy Tales
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Werewolf Tails Publishing 
Formats It Will Be Available In: Ebook & Print
Number of Pages: 110
Word Count: 16,626

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Title: Cog’s Beauty and the Beast
Number of Pages: 14
Word Count:  2549
Synopsis: 
The castles occupants were cursed. But what wasn’t told was at night once the Beast sleeps, the household appliances get to play…

Excerpt: 

Cogs looked down at his belly, it was nearly midnight. The prince should be asleep soon. He wished he could spin the hands a little faster and speed up time. He hated being in this form, it was too limiting. 
But, then again, if he sped up time, it just meant the prince would grow older and that much closer to his birthday. The birthday. The one that could mean they would be locked in these forms forever. 
He turned away, letting her leave. He would go to her later and smooth things over. On his way to the big doors, he saw the candelabra saying something to the feather duster, she giggled at his words. Cogs called out to his best friend. “Be careful over there, her feathers are going to catch on fire.”
“Ha, ha, monsieur. She is already hot for me.” Lu allowed his flames to flicker a little higher before moving away.
The chimes in Cogs’ belly began to sound, filling the kitchen with excitement. Everyone, including Cogs, turned and headed for the back staircase leading to the lower portion of the castle. 
They all stood staring at one another for what felt like an eternity. A white zap of electricity raced through the room, zipping from one item to the next. 
Each person stood and stretched; smiles of joy on their faces.




Title: Goldie Locks and the Three Girls
Number of Pages: 4463
Word Count:  21
Synopsis: 
Searching for a place to sleep, Goldie finds herself in a home with three beautiful women instead of bears...what happens next will change her life forever.


Excerpt:

Taking a deep breath, I opened my eyes slowly and rubbed my hand across my face. My movement stilled. There was a hand draped across my waist. I stiffened, willing myself to fully awaken. Last night came back in a flash. I had kissed Tasha in the bathroom. I had never been to that bar. Everyone and everything about the place seemed to be so strange. I tried to remember how I had gotten there, but the last thing I could recall was sitting in the back seat of the limo with my head in her lap. 
Looking across the room, I saw the small green jacket she had worn. There wasn’t any other article of clothing lying around. I prayed that I had not made a fool of myself. A soft breath on my shoulder made my skin rise with goose bumps. Her soft lips brushed across me. 
 “Hi.” Tasha’s voice was bright and cheerful. “I wondered how long it was going to take for you to wake up.” 
My brain felt fuzzy and I couldn’t think. “How long have I been sleeping?” I looked over my shoulder when I felt her move away. “How did I get in here?” 
Her bright green eyes and cheerful smile was all I could see. 
 “Only a couple hours, and you asked if you could stay here with me.” 
She moved her hand up my side, placing feather light touches on the side of my breast.  My heart quickened at the touch, I couldn’t stop the reaction. Sucking in a quick breath, I closed my eyes. The thought of the kiss we had shared last night ran through my mind. The urge to do it again grew stronger. I didn’t resist. Turning over, I watched as Tasha pushed herself up off the bed and moved towards me. 
She was wearing the short little black dress she had worn last night. When she lifted her leg to move across me, the material slipped up around her hips revealing the scrap of material that barely covered her. Her slight weight pressed against me. The feelings that ran through my body were surprising. I had never been attracted to a woman before. In fact, kissing Tasha was the first time I had kissed anyone other than my boyfriend. Or, should I say, ex-boyfriend. 
“Goldie.” She sounded stern, her bright eyes staring intently down at me, searching my face. 
The look she gave me was enough to get my mind off of Josh cheating on me. When she leaned forward and placed her lips on mine, it was just like I remembered at the club.


Title: His Little Mermaid
Number of Pages: 9508
Word Count:  50
Synopsis:
The King of the sea deserves love too. When the Fates step in, King Neptune must find true love or risk remaining in human form for life…

Excerpt: 

Her voice came from the other side of the oversized cabin. “When you speak, you will address me as Ma’am or Mistress.”
If she knew who she was dealing with…his back to her she didn’t see the smile playing at his lips, Neptune nodded.
She rustled around inside the cabinet before he heard her close the door with a small thud. Her steps were silent on the plush carpet, yet he knew she was moving towards him. 
A knock sounded at the door. “Enter.” Her tone sounded somewhat irritated. 
“Mistress Alina, I came to check on you.” 
Neptune recognized the voice of the man who had helped to pull him onboard the ship.
“Thank you Jake, but I can handle it from here.”
Her back was to him so Neptune raised his eyes, meeting Jakes over her shoulder. 
A look of concern crossed Jakes face. “Madam, are you sure? You don’t normally take on the clients yourself.” 
Clients? Neptune kept his face clear of all emotions, listening intently to the conversation at the door. 
“Are you questioning me Jake?” She took a step forward, her hand reached up and stroked the big man’s jawline. 
An unusual feeling of jealousy surged through his veins at seeing her touching another man. 
Jake quickly shook his head. “No Madam. I am just concerned for your safety. This man has not been cleared.” 
“I appreciate your concern.” 
She turned back towards Neptune and he quickly lowered his eyes before she caught him watching. His heart beat faster. The feeling was exhilarating. Something he had not felt in an extremely long time. 

Author Information:


MaryLynn Bast moved from Texas to Las Vegas in July 2010. 

Currently a full time student working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, MaryLynn works as a consultant for a contractor with the US Military, traveling from base to base across the US and around the world. MaryLynn is thrilled to meet many new people and experience the different cultures.

MaryLynn is an active member of Paranormal Researchers of Nevada. Talking with the clients and going out on investigations is a favorite pastime. This combined with her travels provides many inspirations for MaryLynn to write her paranormal romance and fantasies. 

MaryLynn recently visited a pet rescue in search of a kitten. After hearing the horrible story of how one cat was treated, she adopted a one and a half year of black cat. Magic won her heart immediately and has trained her very well.

MaryLynn along with PRN group members has visited local animal rescues and will be holding a fund raiser to assist two different rescue groups. Check out her websites for details. 







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My Review
Once I started this book i could not put it down. This book has more then one story in it. If you love Fairy tales you will love these story's. These story's are different from other fairy tales. The First story is about that the people who work in the castle are cursed, but at night when the Beast goes to sleep they get to roam around the castle. Book 2 is about Goldie Locks and the three girls, this was a great story too. The third  book was His Little Mermaid, I really liked this story a lot. If you haven't read these story's you need to

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cover Reveal Prince of Darkness By Beth Ann Masarik





Title:  Prince of Darkness (Book 1)
Author:  Beth Ann Masarik
Series:  The World Among Us
Genre:  Mature YA/Urban Fantasy/Romance
Publisher:  Hydra Publications
Release Date:  Summer 2013 (exact date TBA)
Blurb/Synopsis:
Hades is hell-bent on taking over the world, but in order to do so, he has to remove his nemesis, Gaia from power.  But one thing stands in the way and she goes by the name of Selene.
Cue Damien, son of Hades and Persephone.  He happens to be in love with Selene, and will stop at nothing to make sure that she is safe even though their love is forbidden.  Furious with his son’s treachery, Hades tricks Damien into killing the only woman that he has ever loved.  He does so by telling Damien that he will spend the rest of his eternal life in the Fields of Asphodel if he does not prove his loyalty.  Torn between his un-beating heart and his family, Damien does the only thing a true demon prince knows how: killing those closest to him.
Will Damien follow through with his father’s evil scheme?  Or will he be banished to the Fields of Asphodel for his treachery?


Beth Ann Masarik is a Young Adult author and writer, indie publisher, and youth advocate. She writes Young Adult fantasy and urban fantasy novels that are mostly about forbidden romance and have some sort of magical creatures in them. Her debut novel, The World Among Us: Prince of Darkness was first published with Otherworld Publications. Unfortunately, OWP closed on December 31, 2012, and the book is no longer available. However, she has signed with Hydra Publications, and it will be released sometime in 2013.  You can visit her author website at www.bethannmasarik.com and the series website at www.theworldamongussaga.com for more details on my publishing adventures.

As a youth advocate, she, along with her new husband, is one of the adult coordinators of the Our Lady of Fatima youth group that is supported by the current pastor and the parents of the kids in the group.

In addition to writing, she also publishes a bi-monthly e-zine called Literary Lunes Magazine. It is offered as a free black and white e-copy and also offers a low-cost full colored paperback copy of each issue.  For more information, please visit the magazine website at www.literarylunespublications.com  


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Monday, May 20, 2013

Severed Ties Blog Tour





Title: Severed Ties
Author: Angie Skelhorn
Genre: Paranormal/YA
Publisher: Damnation Books
Release Date: Dec 1 2012
Edition/Formats Available In: E~Book & Print
Synopsis:
By the use of divination and magic, some ties can never be severed.
In the beginning, by the light of the Full Moon, Frankie connects with Candice's energy through dream time and witnesses her involvement in a terrifying act of violence. After receiving information from Sandra that their childhood friend is missing, they pack their bags and head to the inner city to find her.
Frankie, afraid for her own safety, has a chance encounter with a local named Calvin who is plugged into what's happening. Using his workable ideas—as well as Frankie and Sandra consulting tarot, ordinary playing cards, astrology, and spell-casting—they set forth to free Candice from the dangerous situation she is in.

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My name is Angie Skelhorn and I live in Canada. My interest include tarot, and other forms of divination, astrology, spirituality, mythology and harness racing. I gear my writing toward Witchcraft and Spiritualism. I've been published in Circle Sanctuary Magazine and online at Witchvox, WitchesandPagans.com and GlobalGoddess.org.
I authored No Reins and Till Death and Beyond - Publisher, Club Lighthouse Publishing. My newest release is Severed Ties - Publisher, Damnation Books- book launch December 1, 2012.



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Excerpt:
Sandra leaned against the door frame, reached into her low-rider jeans’ back pocket and produced an envelope. She passed the folded paper to her. Frankie stared at the picture, reading the words: Child Find, Missing; young female seventeen, eyes hazel, brown hair, height 5’7”, weight 120.
“How could you keep this from me?” she asked, tightening her grip on the envelope.
“I didn’t. Yesterday, my mom received her Visa bill. She gave me the envelope when she saw Candice’s picture. I phoned her parents. They are in the middle of a divorce. Her mom said when they first split, she began to stay out late. Then one day she just never came home.”
“We have to find her. The police haven’t been able to,” Frankie said, waving the envelope.
“We will do what we must do to track her. Did you bring your cards?”
“Yes.”
“Come with me,” she said, grabbing her hand. She dragged her into the dish room stopping to retrieve her Tarot deck from the pocket of her jean jacket.



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My Review:
Once I started this book I could not put it down, I had to know what happen next. Frankie uses magic to find Candice who has been kidnap. Sandra helps to by using her magic too. They both meet a guy name Calvin who offers to help them find Candice. They use their Spirit guides to helped them on their journey to find Candice and to keep them safe. I could go on about this awesome book but i don't won't to ruin it for you. Make sure you read this awesome book.

Dark Salvation Blog Tour




Title:  Dark Salvation
 Author:  Katie Salidas
Series:  Immortalis (Companion Novel)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  Rising Sign Books
Release Date:   April 1st
Blurb/Synopsis:
A gathering storm of violence is on the horizon. Whispered threats of the Acta Sanctorum’s return have the supernatural world abuzz. Only recently aware of the other world hidden behind our own, Kitara Vanders has barely scratched the surface of what being supernatural truly means. A special woman in her own right, she possesses unique telepathic abilities, gifts that have recently come under the scrutiny of the Acta Sanctorum, a fanatical organization whose mission is to cleanse the world of anything supernatural. Targeted, and marked for death, Kitara’s only hope lies with the lethally seductive yet emotionally scarred warrior, Nicholas.
Knowing full well the atrocities the Acta Sanctorum is capable of, Nicholas is all too eager for the battle to begin. Fueled by pain and rage from the loss of his mate, he’s itching for a fight, but one thing stands in his way, Kitara: a beautiful dark-haired woman with unique psychic abilities and an unusual link to the Saints. Despite his resolve to remain focused on his mission, a purely physical relationship binds them together in a way neither of them expected. And when her life hangs in the balance, Nicholas finds his own is teetering on the edge too. 


About the Author:

Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons.  She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, she still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.
 And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…
Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment. 



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Excerpt 

And there it was, the recognition. Her wide eyes locked on to his fangs. “It is true,” she whispered. Her pulse accelerated so much this time he thought she might faint. She clutched at her neck and took an unsteady step backwards.
“I’m not going to hurt you,” Nicholas said in as reassuring a voice as he could manage, given his level of annoyance.
Her wide eyes met his again for a brief moment before she turned away.
Great. She has no clue what the Saints actually do, but she’d been told all about the bloodthirsty vampires. Revealing his fangs might not have been the smartest idea on his part. Too late to do anything about that now. “I’m sure Jeremy filled your head with all kinds of crap about my kind. If I wanted you dead, you would be. Quit acting like I’m some kind of monster.”
“I… just… sorry.” Her eyes flashed to his face again. “May I?”
What an odd request. No one had ever asked to touch his teeth before.
“I wouldn’t get too close. I bite.” He teased with a quick snap of his teeth.
“Is that what happened to the guy in the bar?”
“Don’t ask questions you don’t want the answer to.”
She lifted her hand and gently touched the corner of his mouth. This small act seemed so intimate, so wrong. Nicholas was not sure he appreciated the confused emotions it stirred within him and jerked his head just out of her reach.
“Do they retract?”
What a stupid question. “Why would they?”
“In the stories…”
“I’m not some fictional character, sweetheart. My teeth don’t magically move around in my jaw. And I don’t sparkle either.”
“Do you… drink blood?”
“You already know these answers. Why do you pretend not to?”
“I don’t know everything.” That, he knew, was the truth. She had a lot to learn about the supernatural world. But he wasn’t the one to teach her. He had neither the time nor the desire

My Review:

Once I started this book I could not put it down, i had to know what happen next. If you have read the series you all know that there different story's, this one is about Nicolas Story, how he is coping with losing his mate and opening up to love again. I love Lysander and Alyssa am glad we get a glimpse of them in the story.  Nicholas meets the beautiful Kitara and soon starts to fall in love with her. Kitara wonders why her boyfriend left her and joined the Saints. She knows she is different but she never has used her powers before. Kitara decides to find out where Jeremy is and Nicholas but can't help saved Kitara from the Saints. I could go on about this awesome book, but i don't won't to ruin it for you. If you haven't read this book you need to. 




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Monday, May 13, 2013

Agents of The Crown Series BLOG TOUR






Book 1: Courting Danger, Agents for the Crown Ellen Montgomery wants nothing more than to live her life on her terms. However when her Father catches her riding his favorite stallion astride and in her brothers breeches no less, he decides to send Ellen to Paris for some much needed polish before the London Season. Ellen is soon fascinated with the Lords she meets, but only one makes her blood burn in more ways than one! Christopher Fairfax, the new Earl of Durham has sworn off women, they are nothing but trouble. But he soon finds himself intrigued by his best friend’s younger sister, a wild little hellion who won’t listen to reason and won’t stay out of his head.
 Ellen and Christopher both find themselves courting danger when they find a common enemy in Lord Darby, a ruthless man wanted by the crown for murder. A man determined to gain Ellen’s hand and therefore her fortune in marriage by any means necessary. Ellen and Christopher must work together to stop him before it’s too late.
Excerpt: 

Ellen joined her aunt in the front hall and they walked out to their waiting carriage together.
“Will Mr. Fairfax and Jonathon be joining us this evening?”
“I fear not my dear. He and your brother have both deserted us for the gaming clubs I believe.”
Ellen was disappointed to find that he would not be joining them in their box at the Opera that evening. Ever since she had realized her true feelings for him earlier that morning, she had hoped to run into him and start repairing their relationship. “Oh. I see.”
“I am sure that we shall have a fine time without them my dear. Countess Olivia and Lord Sinclair are sure to join us.”
Ellen glanced down the street as she climbed aboard the carriage. She noticed an unfamiliar equipage parked down the block, but in the streetlight, she could not make out the crest. Something about it disturbed her, however she was unsure what. “Aunt Kate, do you know whose carriage that is?”
Kate glanced in the direction Ellen had indicated and studied the crest upon the door. “Why, if I am not mistaken, I believe that those are the Duke of Avebury’s colors, though I cannot be sure, my dear.”
Feeling worried, Ellen frowned, for the Duke lived on the opposite side of Paris. “What could he possibly be doing over here?”
“I would not worry about it, love, for if it is he, he shan’t bother us.”
They rode to the south of the city where the opera house was located. Jean opened the carriage door and helped them to descend. They entered the exquisitely decorated building and made their way through the throng of patrons to their box on the second floor. Ellen sat down in one of the front seats so that she might take everything in, and looked around in excitement. The stage, hidden by gold brocade curtains, would be easy to see from their seats. She glanced up with delight at the gorgeous tapestries hanging upon the walls. Everything looked so inviting.
Picking up her opera glasses, Ellen gazed about the room, waiting for the Opera to start. Her eyes caught on the box directly across from her and she gasped.
Christopher sat across from the Well’s box with a stunning raven-haired courtesan. At least that is what Ellen suspected her to be. The woman wore a dangerously low cut gown of ruby red silk. She had a positively gaudy diamond necklace around her throat and the seductive way she leaned into Christopher made Ellen sick with jealousy.
She felt as if she had been slapped. “How dare he!” Positive that her cheeks were as red as the Cyprian’s gown, Ellen covered them, willing herself to be calm. She turned at once to Lord Sinclair, who had just entered the box. “Lord Sinclair, how lovely it is to see you. Will you be joining us for the entire performance, Milord?”
Sinclair smiled. “If you wish, my dear Miss Montgomery, it would be my pleasure. I had hoped to be invited to sit with you for a while.” He took the seat next to her.
Ellen turned her fiery gaze back to Christopher. If he thinks I am going to behave the proper lady with him sitting with a harlot, then he has another think coming. She leaned in closer to Lord Sinclair with determination and her most charming smile. “Have you seen this opera, Milord?”
“I am afraid not, however I am told that it is quite delightful,” he answered, a roguish grin lighting his face. “You do look very lovely this evening Miss Montgomery.”
“La Sir! You will put me to the blush!” she exclaimed as she tapped him playfully with her fan, her eyes twinkling with naughtiness.
“So what has put you into such high spirits this evening?” he asked.
“Why, it is your company, of course, my Lord,” she answered with an amused smile.
“I could not possibly take all of the credit for your mood. Perhaps it is the…atmosphere.”   Sinclair arched an eyebrow and cast a look across the room with a smile.
“A lady would never admit to that, Milord.”  Ellen brushed her fan against her left cheek and felt her cheeks heat at his look.


My Review:
Once I started this book I could not put it down, I had to know what happen next.  Ellen Montgomery wants to live her own life, when her father catches her riding his favorite horse astride and wearing her bothers clothes he sends her to Paris soon she meets a Lord name Christopher who makes her blood burn in so many ways. They both find a common enemy who wants to marry Ellen, and he is a danger man. Ellen and Christopher works together to stop him before it's too late. I could go on about this awesome book but i don't won't to ruin it for you. 




Book 2: Artifice, Agents for the Crown

David Alexander Cole, the Earl of Whitborne is tired of his life as an agent, but when he meets an enchanting young miss with an unusual request he finds he cannot help but be intrigued.  Miss Joanna Deville enters his life like a whirlwind and he finds himself hard pressed not to help her in her quest for love, but soon finds himself entangled in a love triangle. The game is one of deception, make a certain gentleman jealous, and catch a jewel thief in the process, but it goes awry when he finds himself falling in love with Joanna’s devastatingly beautiful best friend, Miss Arianna Channing.  What’s a spy to do when confronted with such Artifice…
            Arianna Channing has always been the belle of the ball. Her entourage includes all of the most eligible gentlemen, and she enjoys the power her beauty has over them, but there is one… One delectable rake with the power to make her feel something more, something real and true, but he’s embroiled in a charade of love with her best friend. How can she ever convince the rakishly handsome Lord Whitborne to quit his deception and join her in a true romance…
                “Very well, my dear, you have yourself a bargain.  As soon as we reach London, I shall become your Flirt.  Though, I may ask for a favor in return later,” Alex replied, with a wicked grin.


Excerpt: 
Alex opened the terrace door and re-entered the room, picking up a glass of lemonade as he did so. He studied the room and noticed that Lady Colby had indeed returned and without her diamond necklace. “Damn it.” Alex swore under his breath as he searched the room for Lord Trevers, but he was nowhere to be found.
            “Alex, the second waltz is about to begin,” Joanna said as she reached his side, still curious about why he had rushed away as he had. “You had better find Arianna if you still want to dance with her.”
            “You are right my sweet.” Alex smiled at her. “Thank you,” he replied as he went in search of Arianna. Someday he would have to explain himself to her, he knew that she would start asking questions soon.
            “My dear Miss Channings, it is our dance I believe,” Alex said as he approached her, a twinkle in his smoky blue-gray eyes.
            “I thought you had forgotten me Milord. I was just about to accept Lord Crenshaw’s offer of a lemonade.” Arianna smiled at her current swain. “I am sorry Lord Crenshaw, perhaps later.”
            “I will be waiting right here with a lemonade when you return Miss Channings,” Crenshaw said with devotion.
            “Thank you, Milord.” Arianna gave him a devastating smile as she walked gracefully to the dance floor with Alex.
            “You have him trained well Miss Channings,” Alex said sardonically.
            “I have done nothing of the sort,” Arianna replied huffily. “Lord Crenshaw is totally devoted to making sure that I am comfortable, I never asked it of him. He volunteered.”
            “And they call me a Rake,” Alex whispered in her ear as he pulled her closer, demanding her full attention.
            Arianna looked up at him breathless. He really was a most exciting man, she thought to herself. She would never tell him she thought so though. “If you do not loosen your hold on me Milord, I shall have to do something drastic,” Arianna said instead.
            “Such as my dear?” Alex asked with a grin as he pulled her even closer.
            Arianna narrowed her eyes, and instead of answering, kicked him in the shin with her slippered foot.
            Alex laughed and loosened his hold, but not too much. “Is that more to your liking my dear?” He grinned down at her. She looked extremely tempting in her sapphire blue silk gown that was so low-cut he could practically see down the inside of it. She made his head spin with thoughts of her in his bed. He shook his head to clear the images from his mind.
            “No, but it shall have to do,” Arianna replied, thinking that she had actually preferred being held as close to him as she could get.
            “Would you care to go for a walk upon the terrace Arianna?” Alex asked, hoping that she would say yes and he could steal a kiss.
            “I think not Milord,” Arianna said, knowing that he had something else in mind and she was not ready to put herself in that position with him. “For I do believe that could quite ruin my reputation,” she said, but continued as she saw his eyes narrow, knowing he thought she was referring to his rumored reputation. “For I never leave the ballroom with just one gentleman, all of the others would get quite jealous.” Arianna smiled wickedly.
            Alex laughed and acknowledged the truth of her statement. “Ah but it would be worth it dissuade all of your swains, my little temptress.”
            “And what would I do without them Milord? For I should be quite lonely with not one gentleman to dance with,” Arianna said teasingly.
            “Oh but my dear girl, you would have me to dance with.” Alex’s eyes turned even greyer with desire and Arianna caught her breath at his duel meaning.
            “I fear that would truly ruin my reputation Milord, dancing with only you. For I should never be invited to another ball again.” Arianna gave him a devastating smile.
            “Hmmm, then I suppose I shall just have to lead you back to your entourage.” Alex grinned as he escorted her off the dance floor.
            Arianna gave him another devastating smile and his heart flipped in his chest. “Until next time Milord.”
            “Enjoy your evening Miss Channings.” Alex grinned and bowed over her hand. He regretfully left her in the hands of her court who were immediately fawning over her. He caught her eye and winked before going in search of Joanna.




My Review:

David Alexander Cole is tired of his life as an agent until he meets a young miss name Miss Joanna Deville soon he falls in love with her. But soon he starts to fall in love with her best friend, Her best friend Arianna Channing can't refuse David.Will Joanna Find out? Once I started this book I could not put it down. If you haven't read this book you need too. 





Book 3: Charade, Agents for the Crown 

Jessica Farrington fell in love with Lord Ashley Sinclair the moment they were reacquainted. She only wishes that he actually felt the same desire for her, as she does for him.  Jessica soon finds that she must leave London when a letter arrives informing her of her father’s assassination attempt in Vienna.  Her best friends join her on her journey and she realizes that Ashley will be along as well. She is secretly thrilled, for it will afford her more time in his company.
Enter Lord Knight, a handsome and romantic masked Romeo, who takes Jessica’s breath away. His late night visits to her balcony, and his stolen kisses have Jessica’s heart soaring.  His dancing grey eyes and wicked smile remind her so much of her love, but are her suspicions of her amorous Romeo correct?
Join Jessica and her friends as they travel to Vienna to unmask an assassin and find her heart’s desire.

Excerpt 

Jessica smiled curiously up at the knight that she was dancing with. She still had not gotten his name. “Sir, how is it you know my name, but I do not know yours?”
“As I said, Miss Farrington, I have admired you from afar for quite some time now. I have only now gotten up the courage to speak to you because we are disguised.”
“Then what shall I call you?” Jessica smiled incredulously.
“Call me…the servant of your heart, for whatever you desire; it is my only wish to give it to you.” He held her close and whispered in her ear.
His softly spoken words took her breath away. “Milord, I cannot….”
“Then what do you wish to call me?” he asked. “For that is who I shall be,” he said intensely.
Jessica took a deep breath to clear her head. “I suppose that I shall call you my Lord Knight.”
“Then that is who I shall be.” He smiled softly down at her, wishing that he could kiss her.
“Now my Lord Knight, how will I know it is you when next we meet?” Jessica looked up at him breathlessly.
“You shall know me my dear Aphrodite, have no fear about that.” As he smiled down at her, it struck her that it was familiar, as was the way he held her in his arms.
“Then I shall look forward to when next we meet.” Jessica’s eyes sparkled like china blue jewels in a mask.
“Until then, my darling Aphrodite.” He bowed over her hand and kissed it softly before disappearing into the crowd.
“Who was that you were just dancing with Jessica.”
“I am not at all sure Mother; he would not tell me his true name. Though there is something about him that reminds me of…” Jessica paused, a puzzled look upon her face. “But it is not at all possible.”
“Reminds you of who my dear?” Lady Farrington asked, slightly distracted as she looked around the ballroom for her husband.
“It is nothing Mother, just a feeling that I know that man quite well, and yet…” Jessica frowned.
“Well, if you do not know his name, then how can you know him well?”
“I do not know, Mother. But let us not worry about it anymore, for I am not going to think about it in the least,” Jessica lied to herself and her Mother.
 “All right, my dear,” Lady Farrington replied still distracted, but upon seeing her husband she smiled. “Ah, look there is your Father, dancing with Lady Whitborne. My goodness, she is dressed as Cleopatra!”
“Ah so that explains Lord Whitborne’s costume. He must be Anthony.” Jessica grinned. “You do have to admit, if anyone can carry off Cleopatra, it is Arianna. It must have taken Sally hours to braid her hair like that.”
“Who are you looking at Jess?” Joanna asked when she returned with Lord Mayberry.
“Arianna,” Jess replied. “Look she even has a gold bracelet on her upper arm, and is it… my goodness it is shaped like a snake!”
“And who is this mysterious Arianna you are both talking about my little shepherdess?” Thomas asked with curiosity.
“Arianna is Lady Whitborne, Alex’s wife and one of our best friends,” Joanna replied with a smile. “She is dancing with Lord Farrington, right over there, by the orchestra.”
“Ah, Cleopatra, so that would make Alex… Anthony?” Thomas grinned.
“So it seems.” Jessica smiled. “So Thomas, are you not even going to say hello?”
“My lord Jess, I did not even recognize you!” Thomas replied with a grin. “You have grown up since I saw you last.”
Jessica grinned. “Well it has been several years.”
“So it has.” Thomas took her hand and brought it to his lips. “You look even more charming now than you did when you were ten.”
Jess blushed. “Oh do be quiet, you know that you thought me quite dreadful at ten.” She laughed.
“Never.” Thomas teased her.
“Do not listen to him Joanna, he truly did think me dreadful at ten. I used to tag along after him whenever he went anywhere.” Jessica grinned up at him.
“Well it was only because I was sixteen at the time and well…” Thomas grinned. “I suppose that I had sixteen year old things on my mind.”
“Do say that you will come by sometime soon so that we can catch up with each other.” Jessica smiled.
“I will.” Thomas smiled. “Now, my dear little shepherdess, I shall bid you good night.” Thomas took her hand as he bowed.
“Good night Lord Mayberry.” Joanna smiled as he walked away.


My Review:
Once I started this book i could not put it down, i had to know what happen next. Jessica Farrington falls in love with Lord Ashley Sinclair when she first met him, she wish he felt the same for her like she does for him. Jessica Soon's find out she has to leave and go to London and her best friend joins her. Jessica meets Lord Knight who takes her breath away. I could go on about this book, But i don't won't to ruin it for you. 


Author Bio:

Elizabeth A. Lance lives with her husband, Brandon, their two teens, lovingly nicknamed Princess and The Boy, and a menagerie of crazy animals. She is the author of  several short stories, the Young Adult series, Soul Mates as well as the Agents for the Crown, Regency series with Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing. She loves to hear from her fans and can be reached at http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneLance/ .



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