Saturday, August 3, 2013

Dead Sexy Dragon Blog Tour (GIVEAWAY)



Red Hot Dragon

Book Two of the Dragon Heat Series

Release Date – 10/1/13


Griffin Cadogan is shocked to see Avani Monroe, sworn enemy of his dragon family, walk into his gym. With his mating phase soon approaching, Griffin is curious as to why she has to come enemy territory knowing the risks. Not only does she surprise Griffin and his cousin, Mad, by coming to enemy territory, but what she wants is borderline insane-Griffin must help her have a baby.

After her mother's line was annihilated by the Knights, Avani accepted her duty to ensure the continuation of their unique dragon breed. She's searched the dragon registries and Griffin is the most likely candidate for her crazy plan. Working up the courage to approach a man who considers her an enemy wasn't easy but she manages to calmly lay out her carefully orchestrated plan.

But Griffin isn't about to agree to her harsh terms. If she wants him to father her child, he intends to play an active role in his offspring's life, not simply walk away as she requires. Shocked by her instant attraction to him, she agrees to his terms. Once together, they realize their connection is about more than creating a child, but that happiness is short-lived when Mad suddenly disappears. Knowing the dragon slayers are behind it, Griffin must risk it all to save the ones he loves

While browsing bookstore shelves as a teenager, Lo discovered the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin and A.N. Roquelaure. Certain her mother would not approve, Lo smuggled the books home and squirreled them away in the most likely of places: under her bed. Late at night, she delved into the sensual worlds both writers created.

As a co-ed studying biochemistry and genetics at Texas A&M University, Lo dabbled in creating naughty tales to entertain her friends. Study for a midterm or pen a deliciously dirty story to delight her small band of fans? Not surprisingly, Lo is now on an extended sabbatical from college.

Luckily, Lo stumbled onto the world of erotic romance publishers. She realized there were other readers and writers who loved and craved breathtaking romance with the spiciest of love scenes. She took a chance and submitted her first novella. The rest is history.

Lo lives in Texas with her husband, daughter and big blubbering Great Dane with mommy issues. She also writes super sexy romances and scorching hot erotica with a New Adult flavor under the pen name Roxie Rivera

My Review:

It seems like here lately there have been a large number of Dragon-shifter books being released. I love dragons. They are my new favorite shifter, so when I had the opportunity to review Dead Sexy Dragon I jumped at it! 
I love this book. I love the interaction between Cora and Stig.  There is pent up tension and I could almost feel it. Stig is a big-badass dragon and Cora is the sister of one of his dead  friends(no, not too young as some might think upon hearing that). She seeks out Stig to find a safe place, but little does she know that this particular dragon is hunting.. and his prey is her..
I do have to say though that this was a little short for me.  Overall though this book did pull me in and hold me there until I was finished(yep, all in one sitting). The descriptions within were more than enough to allow me to picture everything quite beautifully in my mind. I am looking forward to the next in the series.
If you love dragons, and even if you don’t, this is one you don’t want to miss.

Lo is giving away the following prizes at the end of the tour:
 GRAND PRIZE:  a copper dragon cookie cutter, $50 gift card to Sur Le Table, tote bag and swag.
RUNNERS-UP: TWO (2) runners-up will receive a copper dragon cookie cutter, tote bag and swag.



Lolita Lopez DRAGON HEAT Series Blog Tour Schedule -

8/2 - Book Monster Reviews

 8/02 - Wicked Readings by Tawania

 8/03 - KC's Paranormal Books

 8/04 - Ramblings From This Chick

8/04 - Cocktails and Books

8/05 - My Reading Obsession

8/05 - The Jeep Diva

8/06 - Nina's Literary Escape

8/07 - Book Lovin' Mamas

8/08 - Close Encounters with the Night Kind

8/08 - Salacious Reads

8/09 - Larissa's Bookish Life

8/09 - Confessions of the Paranormal

8/10 - Mythical Books

8/10 - Offbeat Vagabond

8/11 - Tiffy-Fit's Reading Corner

8/12 - Reading Between the Wines

8/13 - Bookin' It Reviews

8/14 - Mad Hatter Reads

8/15 - Romance Junkies

8/16 - Darker Passions

8/16 - Jocelyn Dex Blog

Monday, July 8, 2013

5th Grave Past The Light- Darynda Jones Blog Tour



Never underestimate the power of a woman

on a double espresso with a mocha latte chaser high.


Charley Davidson isn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper.  She’s more of a paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire.  However, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. To further complicate matters, Reyes is her main suspect in an arson case.  Charley has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth…but then dead women start appearing in her apartment, one after another, each lost, confused, and terrified beyond reason.  When it becomes apparent that her own sister, Gemma, is the serial killer’s next target Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes’ help.  Arsonist or not, he’s the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return. Charley. All of her, body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she is willing to pay.

Charley Davidson is at it again in Fifth Grave Past the Light, the sexy, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling series by Darynda Jones.


Ask me about life after death.

—T-shirt often seen on Charley Davidson,

    a grim reaper with questionable morals

The dead guy at the end of the bar kept trying to buy me a drink.
Which figured. No one else was even taking a second look and I’d
dressed to the nines. Or, at the very least, the eight- and- a-halves.
But the truly disturbing part of my evening was the fact that my
mark, one Mr. Marvin Tidwell, blond real estate broker and suspected
adulterer, actually turned down the drink I’d tried to buy
Turned it down!
I felt violated.
I sat at the bar, sipping a margarita, lamenting the sad turn my life
had taken. Especially to night. This case was not going as planned.
Maybe I wasn’t Marv’s type. It happened. But I was oozing interest.
And I wore makeup. And I had cleavage. Even with all that going for
me, this investigation was firmly wedged between the cracks of no and
where. At least I could tell my client, aka Mrs. Marvin Tidwell, that it
would seem her husband was not cheating on her. Not randomly,
anyway. The fact that he could’ve been meeting someone in par tic ular
kept me glued to my barstool.
“C-come here often?”
I looked over at the dead guy. He’d finally worked up the courage
to approach and I got a better view of him. I figured him for the runt
of the litter. He wore round- rimmed glasses and a tattered baseball
cap that sat backwards on top of muddy brown hair. Add to that a
faded blue T-shirt and loosely ripped jeans and he could’ve been a
skater, a computer geek, or a backwoods moonshiner.

His cause of death was not immediately apparent. No stab wounds

or gaping holes. No missing limbs or tire tracks across his face. He

didn’t even look like a drug addict, so I couldn’t tell why he’d died at

such a young age. Taking into account the fact that his baby- faced

features would make him look younger than he probably was, I estimated

him to be somewhere around my age when he’d passed.

He stood waiting for an answer. I thought “Come here often?”

was rhetorical, but okay. Not wanting to be perceived as talking to

myself in a room full of people, I responded by lifting one shoulder

in a halfhearted shrug.

Sadly, I did. Come here often. This was my dad’s bar, and while I

never set up stings here for fear of someone I knew blowing my

cover, this just happened to be the very same bar Mr. Tidwell frequented.

At least if it came to a knockdown drag- out, I might have

some backup. I knew most of the regulars and all of the employees.

Dead Guy glanced toward the kitchen, seeming nervous before he

refocused on me. I glanced that way as well. Saw a door.

“Y-you’re very shiny,” he said, drawing my attention back to him.

He had a stutter. Few things were more adorable than a grown

man with boyish features and a stutter. I stirred my margarita and

pasted on a fake smile. I couldn’t talk to him in a room full of living,

breathing patrons. Especially when one was named Jessica Guinn, to

my utter mortification. I hadn’t seen her fiery red hair since high

school but there she sat, a few seats down from me, surrounded by a

group of chattering socialites who looked almost as fake as her boobs.

But that could be my bitterness rearing its ugly head.

Unfortunately, my forced smile only encouraged Dead Guy.

“Y-you are. You’re like the s-sun reflecting off the chrome bumper of

a f-fifty- seven Chevy.”

 He splayed his fingers in the air to demonstrate, and my heart was

gone. Damn it. He was like all those lost puppies I tried to save as a

child to no avail because I had an evil stepmother who believed all

stray dogs were rabid and would try to rip out her jugular. A fact that

had nothing to do with my desire to bring them into the house.

“Yeah,” I said under my breath, doing my best ventriloquist impersonation,


“I’m D-Duff ,” he said.
“I’m Charley.” I kept my hands wrapped around my drink lest he

decide we needed to shake. Not many things looked stranger to the

living world than a grown woman shaking air. You know those kids

with invisible friends? Well, I was one of those. Only I wasn’t a kid,

and my friends weren’t invisible. Not to me, anyway. And I could see

them because I’d been born the grim reaper, which was not as bad as

it sounded. I was basically a portal to heaven, and whenever someone

was stuck on Earth, having chosen not to cross over immediately after

death, they could cross to the other side through me. I was like a giant

bug light, only what I lured was already dead.

I pulled at my extra- tight sweater. “Is it just me, or is it really

warm in here?”

His baby blues shot toward the kitchen again. “Hot is m-more

like it. S-so, I— I couldn’t help but notice you t-tried to buy that guy

over there a drink.”

I let my fake smile go. Freed it like a captured bird. If it came back

to me, it would be mine. If not, it never was. “And?”

“You’re b-barking up the wrong tree with that one.”

Surprised, I put my drink down— the one I bought myself— and

leaned in a little closer. “He’s gay?”
Duff snorted. “N-no. But he’s been in here a lot lately. He l-likes

his women a little . . . l-looser.”
“Dude, how much sluttier can I get?” I indicated my attire with a
sweep of my hand.
“N-no, I mean, well, you’re a l-little—” He let his gaze travel the
length of me. “—t-tight.”
I gasped. “I look anal?”
He drew in a deep breath and tried again. “H-he only hits on
women who are more s-substantial than you.”
Oh, that wasn’t offensive at all. “I have depth. I’ve read Proust.
No, wait, that was Pooh. Winnie- the- Pooh. My bad.”
He shifted his non ex is tent weight, cleared his throat, and tried
again. “More v-voluptuous.”
“I have curves,” I said through a clenched jaw. “Have you seen
my ass?”
“Heavier!” he blurted out.
“I weigh— Oh, you mean he likes bigger women.”
“E-exactly, while I on the other hand—”
Duff ’s words faded into the background like elevator music. So
Marv liked big women. A new plan formed in the darkest, most corrupt
corners of Barbara. My brain.

Cookie, otherwise known as my receptionist during regular business
hours and my best friend 24/7, was perfect. She was large and in

charge. Or well, large and kind of bossy. I picked up my cell phone

and called her.
“This better be good,” she said.
 “It is. I need your assistance.”
“I’m watching the first season of Prison Break.
“Cookie, you’re my assistant. I need assistance. With a case. You
know those things we take on to make money?”
Prison. Break. It’s about these brothers who—”
“I know what Prison Break is.”
“Then have you ever actually seen these boys? If you had, you
would not expect me to abandon them in their time of need. I think
there’s a shower scene coming up.”
“Do these brothers sign your paycheck?”
“No, but technically neither do you.”

Damn. She was right. It was much easier to just have her forge my
“I need you to come flirt with my mark.”
“Oh, okay. I can do that.”
Nice. The F-word always worked with her. I filled her in and told
her the deal with Tidwell, then ordered her to hurry over.
“And dress sexy,” I said right before hanging up. But I regretted
the sexy part instantly. The last time I told Cookie to dress sexy for a
much- needed girls’ night out on the town, she wore a lace- up corset,
fishnet stockings, and a feather boa. She looked like a dominatrix. I’d
never been the same.

Author Bio:
NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at

Links To Author:

·         Darynda Jones Website  

·         Facebook

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·         Twitter

Links To Purchase Books:

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Demon's Daughter By Paula Altenburg

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled Select (March 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 162061037X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620610374

  • BLURB:
    Hunter is the only man capable of killing the demons that left the
    world in ruins. But when he’s hired by a notorious priestess to bring
    a thief to justice, the Demon Slayer gets more than he bargains for.

    Airie was raised in an abandoned temple as a priestess’s daughter,
    having no idea of her true origins. In a time when any half-breed
    spawn of a demon is despised by mortal and immortal alike, not knowing
    the truth is the only thing keeping her safe.

    Forced to flee her home in the wake of disaster and discovery of who
    she is, Airie must place her trust in a man who believes she should
    never have been born. And when a demon uprising threatens lives he has
    sworn to protect, Hunter has to make a choice: abandon Airie to an
    uncertain fate, or overcome his own personal demons and love her for
    who she truly is.
    When I am asked to do a review I hardly ever turn the author or publicist away. Even if the book falls outside of my “normal” reading preference. With this book, I have to admit I really enjoyed it. It is a mix of fantasy, western, and violence (wink). I usually stick to what I know so that my reviews can be pointed and full of life. Since I do not “know” this particular mix of genres all that well, I do hope you will still give my review a read and the book as well.


    The main character in this book is a Demon Slayer who is protected by a necklace, or amulet. He has his reasons for being a demon slayer, and hates demons with a passion. While we are never given the entire story behind his hatred of the demon’s we do get plenty enough to understand.  I had a hard time understanding why, if he hates demon’s so much, would the other main character be a child of a demon? As the story progresses we see why she is the other lead, and I actually felt “taken” with her. Almost as if I could see myself becoming friends or a “big-sister” to her.  


    This one grabbed hold and pulled me along for a wonderful ride through a vivid and fantasic world. I highly recommend picking up a copy (even if it isn’t your “usual”)


    Happy Reading!

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    Blood Trade by Faith Hunter is Released today! (BBB-Giveaway)

    So, today is the release day of Blood Trade. #6 in the Jane Yellowrock series. I fell in love with this series. Not only because Jane is cherokee(and so is my hubby), but because she is strong, funny, and takes no crap. Plus she is a skinwalker. She has the spirit of a mountain lion within her. She can turn into Beast, that's her mountian lion spirit, at any time. She can also take the form of other animals, but prefers to stay around the size of a mountian lion.

    Anyhow, today has a lot happening. If you head over to Bitten By Books you can enter to win a giftcard, plus get to know Faith a little more!
    Here is a link to the giveaway:

    ANd if you want to support Faith (and Jane) you can buy the newest book at Amazon, B&N

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    Review/Giveaway:Devil May Care-Patric ia Eimer

    Publisher: Entangled Select (February 26, 2013)
    Paperback HERE
    E-Book HERE

    Let me start by saying that I have not read tyhe 1st book in this series.
    I was alittle confused at first but easily figured out what had went on in the first book. This book is a hilarious and fun paranormal book that has taken a step off the "normal" train. I love the dynamics of this book because it reminds me a lot of my own family..slightly disfunctional.
    Faith is the main character and she is the youngest daughter of the devil. She is by no-maens "evil" (at least in my opinion). She has a heart, which is amazing to see in "the devil's daughter". The devil and his "relatives" have played a huge bad guy image in most books so it was a breath of fresh air to see his daughter in a kinder light. Faith works as a nurse(yeah a real nurse). You can totally tell that she cares not only for her patients but also for their families. She has a true challenge in this book as she has to face the planning of weddings, ex-boyfriends(her) and ex-girlfirends(her boyfriends) not to mention some investigating into drug theiving at the hospital!
    While my review is short by no means take that as any indication towards the book. I LOVED this book and have already purchased the 1st one. I highly reccommend you go get this book. It will take you to a familiar place and give you lots of laughs!
    You can enter the tour-wide giveaway ($50 Amazon GC and Devil May Care prize pack)  HERE

    Friday, November 9, 2012

    Winners of AJ Aalto Giveaways

    Thank you to all who entered to win this fabulous book!

    E-Book:  Terri Myers
    Signed Copy: Amber Michael
    Congrats ladies! emails have been sent and you have 24 hours to claim your prize :)

    Thursday, November 1, 2012

    2-GIVEAWAYS!! Touched by A.J Aalto

    In celebration of the Re-Launch of A.J Aalto's Touched we are having 2 giveaways.  Yes, you heard that right---2!!  Thanks to the geneorsity of A.J and her lovely assistant Jennifer we will be giving away 1- ecopy of Touched and 1- Signed Paperback copy of Touched. Please feel free to eneter both if you would like, but be aware that the e-copy comes in mobi and e-pub file form only, so if you do not have a compatible e-reader please just enter for the paperback. that way it will be fair for everyone.  Good Luck!!!

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    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    Touched by A.J Aalto--Guest Post and Review

    Today on the blog we have A.J Aalto. She is celebrating the Re-Launch of her Book Touched.

    I am excited to be a part of this wonderful Re-launch :)

    There's something really special about this time of year when you're a writer of paranormal mysteries and horror...
    Monday October 29, 3:15 PM, in a writer’s sun-dappled kitchen, two days before the best holiday of the year. AJ "Writerghoulie" Aalto lies spread-eagle on the floor in a pool of blood, drumming her fingernails against the tile, humming the theme song for Ghostbusters.
    The front door opens with a bang, and she falls still, staring at the ceiling. Her kids throw themselves into the house with gusto, voices overlapping, drop-kicking their backpacks in the hall. Their sneakers come to squeaking halts in the kitchen.
    Jenny: Fake.
    Derek: SO fake, mom.
    Me: Aw, come on. At least give me props for the pigs' blood. It cost me $14.95.
    Jenny: *grand eye roll*
    Derek: Yeah, but there’s not even any worms, mom.
    Jenny: They’re called maggots, Derek, and she’d have to have been dead a day for first instar maggots to be present.
    Me: Nice work, junior investigator. Ten points for Jennifer. But hark! What worm through yonder gut wound wiggles? *letting candy peek from pocket*
    Derek: Gummy worms! Can I eat one?
    Jenny: Ugh. Dead-people worms.
    Me: No, you can't eat the worms off your mother's corpse. What's wrong with you, child?
    Jenny: Seriously? What's wrong with HIM, mom?
    Derek: Didn’t you save me any gummy worms?
    Jenny: Wait!! ….*grabs her brother's arm, points* Why are her eyes all funny?
    Me: *grin* …. *slap-drags across the floor* … *gurgle*
    Jenny: Dare-bear, we missed a clue!
    Derek: *eyes widening* Oh no… FREAK-O CONTACTS!
    Jenny: Mom was eviscerated by a ZOMBIE.
    Me: *growl* Eviscerated. Five points for Jennifer!
    Derek: She’s getting uuuuuuup! Where's my nerf gun? Shoot her in the head!
    Me: Ha! Head shot. *snarl, snicker* Ten points for Derek!
    Jenny: We're out of time! Run! Go! Go now!
    Me: Brrraaaaaaaiiiiinnnnns….. *hangs several gummy worms from mouth* Braaaaiiins!
    Both kids run shrieking and laughing into the street, yelling about zombie-Mom. I give a shambling chase, hanging my arms in mid-air like I’m auditioning for Night of the Living Dead 2: Zombies take Suburbia. If captured, both kids will be hugged and infected by Zombie-mom smooches of death! Rawr.
    ~Writerghoulie would like to wish everyone a safe and spooky Halloween! Have fun, and be careful. Best. Holiday. Ever.~

    Get "Touched, Book One of the Marnie Baranuik Files" for yourKindle.
    Nefarious acts by the Super-villain on a Leash at A.J Aalto
    Connect with AJ on Facebook or Twitter. Then maybe have your head examined, kookpie.

    AJ Aalto is the author of Touched, first in the paranormal mystery series The Marnie Baranuik Files. Aalto is an unrepentant liar and a writer of blathering nonsense offset by factual gore. When not working on her novels, you can find her singing old Monty Python songs in the shower, eavesdropping on perfect strangers, stalking her eye doctor, or failing at one of her many fruitless hobbies. Generally a fan of anyone with a passion for the ridiculous, she has a particular weak spot for smug pseudo-intellectuals and narcissistic jerks; readers will find her work littered with dark, imperfect creatures, flawed monsters and oodles of snark. Touched is available for Kindle or Nook.
    AJ cannot say no to a Snickers bar, and has been known to swallow her gum.

    Book Blurb:

    The media has a nickname for Marnie Baranuik, though she’d rather they didn’t; they call her the Great White Shark, a rare dual-talented forensic psychic. Twice-Touched by the Blue Sense--which gives her the ability to feel the emotions of others, and read impressions left behind on objects--Marnie also has a doctorate in preternatural biology and a working knowledge of the dark arts. She is considered without peer in the psychic community.

    Then her first big FBI case ended with a bullet in one shoulder and a chip on the other, a queasy heart and a serial killer in the wind, leaving her a public flop and a private wreck. When the FBI’s preternatural crimes unit tracks her down at a remote mountain lodge for her insight on a local case, her quiet retirement is promptly besieged by a stab-happy starlet, a rampaging ghoul, and a vampire-hunting jackass in tight Wranglers. Marnie figures the only real mystery is which one will kill her first.

    Too mean to die young, backed up by friends in cold places, and running with a mouth as demure as a cannon’s blast, Marnie Baranuik is about to discover that there’s no such thing as quitting time when you’re Touched.

     Okay so let me start off by saying that this review is going to be unusually short.. The reason you ask?? Well, because I happened to like it so much that I do not want to unintentionally give anything away. What genre is Touched?  That my dears is a good question.  It is a little of everything. Romance, Comedy, Paranormal, Horror, you name it Touched has it. So yeah it spans multiple genres and I think everyone could find something to love about this book. I am actually surprised that I haven't came across this book before now. I am also ashamed to say that if i hadn't been asked to take a look at it I may never have had the great priveledge to read it. I laughed, I smiled, I spooked, and I laughed again. Marnie is a really great character. I found myself relating to her on a different level. We both have that way of talking in our own way...Does that even make sense?  That's why I'm not a writer---I'm a reader :)  marnie is her own person, she has her own way of doing things, and saying things and I think you all will really enjoy her in this book. This is a fast paced-action packed and kind of crazy at times book. So just sit back, enjoy the ride and let me know what you think when you get done :)   I know I was super surprised and I can't wait to see what A.J Aalto has in store for us next.