Monday, June 30, 2014

Decadent Decade Monday - Changeling Wedding - Witches and Wolves by Saloni Quinby

There's something about a wedding that makes people want to find love of their own. It's even more tempting when you meet another guest who's tall, tanned and absolutely gorgeous.

That's exactly how Nate Collins felt on the day of his best friend's wedding. He stood beside Devin as he married the love of his life, Caleb. If a ballet dancer and a carpenter could find love together, then maybe there was a chance for Nate too, despite the fact that he'd sworn off relationships.

Throughout the ceremony, Nate found it difficult to keep his eyes off another guest. Bruce Johanson looked like a Viking reincarnated. Perhaps he was, Nate thought with a smile. Tall and powerfully built with reddish-blond hair and blue eyes, Bruce had a deep, sexy laugh that made Nate want to jump into his arms. Talking the hunk into past life regression therapy might be an interesting way to break the ice.

After the ceremony that took place in the living room of Devin and Caleb's townhouse, Nate sat in the kitchen with his plate of buffet food. The caterer had done a great job with the stuffed mushrooms, Nate's favorite. While most of the other guests ate in the spacious living room, Nate needed some time to himself for reflection. He couldn't be happier for Devin and Caleb. They'd gone through so much over the past year, not to mention the other struggles Devin had endured before he met Caleb. Nate was overjoyed that he'd found a good man who truly loved him. Devin deserved it.

Though he hated the pain the couple had suffered when Caleb had been accidentally possessed by a sex demon, or life spirit as they preferred to be called, Nate was in a way relieved. Prior to that incident, Devin hadn't believed in the supernatural. It was an important part of Nate's life that, until recently, Devin hadn't been able to truly share. Now both Devin and Caleb took his "New Age" beliefs seriously and had taken the time to learn more about them.

A shadow fell over Nate and he glanced up from where he sat in a chair by the door leading to a small backyard. His heart skipped a beat at the sight of Bruce looming over him. He'd changed out of his jeans and sweatshirt and into a suit for the ceremony. Now he'd discarded his tie and opened enough buttons on his shirt to expose a hint of his sculpted chest dusted with glittering, reddish-blond hair.

"Hey, handsome," Nate said, not even trying to disguise his attraction.

When they'd met earlier that day, the gorgeous Viking had responded well to Nate's flirtation. Almost too well. Nate tingled with a combination of anxiety and anticipation. If Bruce decided to make a move, would he be ready for it? He'd sworn off relationships, but not sex. Fucking a man one night didn't mean they'd have to walk down the proverbial aisle tomorrow, right?


"What are you doing here by yourself?" Bruce asked.

Nate shrugged. "Just thinking."

Bruce dragged a chair closer to Nate and straddled it backward. "What about?"

"Well, you ask a lot of questions," Nate said, staring at Bruce with practiced
bedroom eyes.

The Viking grinned. "It's a good way to get answers."

Returning his smile, Nate said, "True."

"This is pretty cool. A Halloween wedding."

"Well, they met just before Halloween last year."

"So I heard."

"You were in Canada?"


"Doing what?"

Bruce winked and returned Nate's words. "You ask a lot of questions." Nate cast him a sidelong glance and Bruce chuckled and said, "I was visiting family."

Nate glanced at his plate and picked up a mushroom. "Aren't you eating?"

"I did. Haven't tried one of those, though."

"They're the best. Want one of mine?"

Bruce edged closer, his blue gaze burning into Nate's. He nodded and moistened his lips with the tip of his tongue. A little shiver of desire rolled through Nate. Not caring if it seemed a bit forward, he offered the mushroom to Bruce. He didn't hesitate before leaning near and using his mouth to take it from Nate's fingertips.

The mere sight of the hunk's lips so close to his skin made Nate's cock leap in his pants. "Thanks," Bruce said, his voice huskier than before.

"Any time."

Nate had actually lost his appetite. Fantasies of making love with Bruce overshadowed everything. "You can have the rest if you want." Nate offered Bruce his plate. He took it, but placed it on a nearby countertop, his gaze never leaving Nate's. They didn't speak for several heartbeats. The attraction between them was so intense Nate felt a little dizzy. Shit. He hadn't felt this giddy over a man since --

No. He would never let that happen again. No matter how handsome the guy.

No matter how his big blue eyes seemed to eat him alive.

No matter how much he seriously needed a good fuck.

One of the other guests popped her head in the kitchen and said, "Guys, they're going to cut the cake."

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

New From Mychael Black, Ana Raine, Stephanie Burke, Marteeka Karland

Pets by Mychael Black $3.49
When the novelty of a human pet wears off, will the Centaur King still keep Ian as his own?
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy, Romance
Theme(s): Elves, Dragons & Magical Creatures, Men and Women in Uniform, Gay
Length: Novella
Page Count: 31
The Secret of Harbor Springs by Ana Raine $4.49
Carson holds an unusual power over Changelings -- a power the JIA is determined to make their own.
Genre(s): Paranormal, Action Adventure & Suspense, Romance
Theme(s): Shapeshifters (Other), Gay
Series: Hidden Oaks (#2)
Length: Novella
Page Count: 74
Born on the 4th of July by Marteeka Karland $2.99
Jake and Laura drive each other crazy! Maybe they can find a love Born On The 4th Of July.
Genre(s): Humor, Hot Flash!, Romance
Theme(s): 10th Anniversary Editions, Holiday Themes
Series: Mount Bell (#1)
Length: Hot Flash
Page Count: 25
The Hard Way (Box Set) by Stephanie Burke $5.99
From the twisted mind of Stephanie Burke come some of the strangest tales you’ll ever read…
Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance
Theme(s): Interracial/MultiCultural, Magic
Length: Collection
Page Count: 326
Patch Day (DungeonCrawl 2) by Mychael Black $3.49
PvP takes on a whole new meaning when Elijah Burrows meets a fellow gamer in Timiria.
Genre(s): Paranormal, Action Adventure & Suspense, Dark Fantasy, Romance
Theme(s): Magic, Elves, Dragons & Magical Creatures, Alternative Universe, Gay
Series: DungeonCrawl (#2)
Length: Novella
Page Count: 38
A Vampire's Thirst (Razor's Edge) by J. Hali Steele $2.99
All Nolan has to do is utter three words and he can walk back into the arms of his archangel…
Genre(s): Razor's Edge Press, Paranormal, Hot Flash!, BDSM, Romance
Theme(s): Menage, Bisexual and More, Vampires, Dark Desire
Series: Thirst (#4)
Length: Hot Flash
Page Count: 22
Naked Eyes by Cat Marsters $4.49
Jack's in denial, but after Laura's second sight saves his life, he's willing to listen...
Genre(s): Paranormal, Action Adventure & Suspense, Dark Fantasy, Romance
Theme(s): 10th Anniversary Editions, Dark Desire
Length: Novella
Page Count: 68
Big City (Collection) by Cynthia Sax $7.99
Dragons, vampires, and wolves -- Finding love in the Big City has never been this wild.
Genre(s): Paranormal, Action Adventure & Suspense, Collections, Romance
Theme(s): Vampires, Werewolves, Magic, Elves, Dragons & Magical Creatures
Series: Big City (#1)
Length: Collection
Page Count: 175
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Decadent Decade Monday - Big City Collection by Cynthia Sax

The number one reason I like collections is because they offer great value to readers. The stories in the Big City Collection are priced at $1.60 each. That’s a bargain!

Many of my stories are loosely connected, set in the same world or with the same type of paranormal, and all of my stories (excluding my serial – He Watches Me, He Touches Me, He Claims Me) can be read on their own.

Does putting these stories into a collection improve the reading experience?

With the Big City stories, the answer is YES! These five stories (Big City Dragon, Big City Vampire, Uptown Dragon, Uptown Vampire and Big City Wolf) can be read on their own but they were truly meant to be read together, in that order.

The characters interact, which makes sense, as they’re all paranormals living in the same city (New York City). They’ll know their fellow paranormals and likely have issues with each other (especially the super territorial dragons). Ortho, the hero of Uptown Dragon, is the villain in Big City Dragon. Ember, the heroine of Big City Wolf, appears in many of the stories.

The setting is also an important part of the story. Frey, a dragon from the Bronx, has a different outlook on life than Ortho, the Manhattan dragon. They dress, act, speak differently. But they are both New Yorkers and have the similarities that come from living in close proximity (such as the challenges huge dragons have while flying in a busy city).

I’m super stoked that Changeling is releasing the Big City stories as a collection and I hope that you will enjoy them!

Big City (Collection)

In Big City Dragon, Frey, a powerful dragon shifter, is prepared to fight to the death for his mate, Perla, a human female. In Big City Vampire, the vampire Vasile's greatest battle may be to convince his human mate that he's real. Oro, an arrogant yet handsome dragon shifter, is shocked to find out that Hailey, his destined mate, might not want him in Uptown Dragon. In Uptown Vampire, Russ, a vampire who has spent his lifespan pretending to be human, meets Vanna, a woman who believes she's destined to bond with a vampire. The Big City series concludes with Big City Wolf, a story about a pack princess and a lone wolf, two lovers reconnecting after having been torn apart for centuries.

This collection contains the previously released Big City series novellas Big City Dragon, Big City Vampire, Uptown Dragon, Uptown Vampire, and Big City Wolf.

Cynthia Sax lives in a world where demons aren’t all bad, angels aren’t all good, and magic happens every single day. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they love. They live passionately. They fight fiercely. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.

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