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Featuring International, Amazon Bestselling, Vincent Price Award
Winning, RONE Award Nominated, and HEA Bestselling Authors!
Patricia Mattern, P.T. Macias, Amanda Kimberley, C.D. Gorri, J.P. Uvalle, Kim Deister, and Nicole Banks.
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Here’s a peek at what’s inside:
“On a private island, a vampire is moonstruck by a stowaway.”
Moonburned: A Private Island Romance by Patricia Mattern
“Baxter hates his new duty, to watch Shasi for the Destroyer. His Wolff needs to claim her drives him insane, even though she’s a Rakshasi demon that shapeshifts. Who’s going to guard his rebellious heart?”
Rebel Heart By P.T. Macias
“Some Expeditions are Unknown.”
Uncharted by Amanda Kimberley
“He’s looking for his mate. She just wants to have fun. Will Leya and Marcus find their destiny one hot summer night?”
Bearly Breathing by C.D. Gorri
“I’ve Broken the Most Important Rule of Being a Shifter King—Never Fall in Love with the Sacrifice.”
Ritual Island by J.P. Uvalle
“Two lives turned upside down. Two big secrets. One steamy vacation in the Hawaiian islands. Will Ireland and Sully find what they want most in each other?”
Sandy Toes by Kim Deister
“Both dead on the inside, until a spark ignited a fire they couldn’t outrun. Will they be able to withstand the heat or will they get burned by their flames?”
Awakening by Nicole Banks
Return to the “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians.
He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her.
When Susan first sees the old two-story house for sale, such warmth and longing fill her that—against all reason—she makes an offer. It will take years of hard work and money she frankly doesn’t have to fix up the place. So she can’t explain why she bought it. She also can’t explain what compels her to spend hours one night, digging in the basement until she unearths a man. A man who still lives and breathes despite having been buried alive. A man whose intense brown eyes glow amber with pain, declaring him far more than ordinary. Susan knows she should keep her distance. He has no memory and possesses gifts that would make most fear him. But as the two work together to unravel the mystery of his past, she finds herself drawn in by his teasing nature and tender touch. So much so that she loses her heart to him even as they find themselves hunted by unknown enemies who are ruthless in their quest to capture them.
Don’t miss a heart-pounding moment of Dianne Duvall’s “utterly addictive” Immortal Guardians series!
Awaken the Darkness Character Interview
Hello! Thanks so much for joining me. I’m very excited to be here, celebrating the release of AWAKEN THE DARKNESS, the eighth book in my Immortal Guardians series. If you love powerful immortal heroes who adore strong women, heroines who can kick-ass, and like a lot of action, passion and humor mixed into your romance, then I think you’ll enjoy this book. Don’t worry if you’re new to the series. Each Immortal Guardians book can be read as a stand-alone novel or novella. You’ll just be more familiar with the secondary characters if you read them in order.
Today I thought I would give you a glimpse of Stanislav and Susan—the hero and heroine of AWAKEN THE DARKNESS—through another character interview. Sheldon, one of the mortals in my series, is conducting the interviews and wasn’t happy with the way the last one went, so he’s going to give it another try.
Sheldon: Thanks for sitting down with me again, guys.
Susan: Of course.
Stanislav: Happy to do it.
Sheldon: *slides Susan a glance and sighs* She’s blushing again.
Stanislav: *grins* That’s why I’m happy to do it. I love it when she blushes.
Stanislav: I AM behaving.
Susan: *smiles* No, you’re not. But it distracted me, so thank you.
Stanislav: *winks* Anytime.
Susan: *sends Sheldon a wry smile* You do realize that song is going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day, right?
Stanislav: What song?
Susan: Alabama Song. The Doors. He’s singing it in his head so I won’t read anything in his mind that will make me blush again.
Sheldon: *grins* It’s a trick Tracy taught me. Whenever she doesn’t want Lisette to listen to her thoughts, she starts singing a song in her head. Except she usually sings one that she knows will annoy Lisette.
Stanislav: *laughs* Smart woman.
Sheldon: Okay. So, last time we learned a little bit about how Susan found you, Stanislav, and her reaction to your abilities. Susan, rumor has it you’re very good with a gun.
Susan: Yes, I am.
Sheldon: How did you acquire your skills?
Susan: My brother was in the military and used to take me to the firing range quite a bit.
Sheldon: I hear you also throw a mean right hook and uppercut.
Susan: *laughs* Apparently.
Sheldon: So you can kick ass.
Stanislav: *slides Susan an admiring glance* Hell yes she can.
Sheldon: Dude. Strong women are so hot.
Stanislav: Yes, they are. *frowns and narrows his eyes at Sheldon* Wait. Not to you she isn’t.
Sheldon: Nope. Not at all. Not to me.
Susan: *whispers* He’s thinking about Tracy.
Sheldon: Damn it. I forgot to keep singing.
Susan: Ah! Hurry up! Hurry up! Start singing again! *throws a hand up as if blocking Sheldon from view will also block his thoughts*
Susan: *sighs and lowers her hand* Seriously, why do I keep seeing YOUR naked ass in YOUR thoughts, Sheldon?
Stanislav: *laughs even harder*
Sheldon: *face reddens* Okay. There’s an explanation for that. Tracy—
Susan: Never mind. I don’t want to know.
Stanislav: *corrals his mirth and shakes his head* Why don’t we get back to the interview?
Sheldon: Sounds good. *pulls his cell phone out and consults it* Okay. I asked some of the Network employees to offer up some hot seat questions for the two of you.
Stanislav: What are hot seat questions?
Sheldon: Quick and easy questions that will give them a little insight into your personalities.
Stanislav: Okay. I’m game.
Sheldon: Great. Here we go. Cats or dogs?
Sheldon: How’s your dog getting along with the cats at David’s place, Susan?
Susan: Jax gets along fine with David’s cats. But Roland’s cat is…
Stanislav: *arches a brow* Crazy as a bedbug?
Sheldon: *nods* Marcus’s cat is a total nutcase, too.
Susan: And they do NOT like having a dog around. But Stanislav’s ability to manipulate emotions is helping a little with that.
Sheldon: Dude, you can manipulate animals’ emotions, too?
Sheldon: Cool. Next question. Summer or winter?
Stanislav: Here in North Carolina I prefer winter. I can’t withstand much exposure to sunlight, so I like the longer nights.
Susan: Oh. That’s right. I hadn’t thought of that. *looks at Sheldon* Winter.
Sheldon: Chocolate or vanilla?
Susan: Rocky road.
Sheldon: *grins* Beach or woods?
Susan: Me, too. I love all the trees around our place.
Stanislav: *drapes an arm around her shoulders* I love that you called it OUR place.
Sheldon: Don’t get sappy on me, guys. City or country living?
Susan: Country. I’m telepathic. So in the city, I’m constantly bombarded with other people’s thoughts. In the country, I can actually enjoy some peace and quiet.
Sheldon: What about you, Stanislav? With your heightened sense of hearing, I would think you’d prefer the country, too.
Stanislav: I do.
Sheldon: Susan, I’m guessing this one is for you. Beard or clean-shaven?
Susan: *cups Stanislav’s face in one hand and smoothes her thumb across the stubble* Five o’clock shadow.
Stanislav: *kisses her palm* Because you like the way it feels against your bare skin.
Susan: I really do.
Sheldon: *sighs* Now his eyes are glowing. Stanislav, beauty or brains?
Stanislav: Susan has both.
Susan: Awww. Thank you.
Sheldon: I see that didn’t help. How about… *consults his phone* Boxers or briefs?
Susan: Seriously? Network employees want to know what kind of underwear he prefers?
Sheldon: Yyyyeah. Apparently some of the women think he’s hot.
Susan: *winks at Stanislav* He IS hot.
Stanislav: *smiles* Boxers. I was born several centuries ago when undergarments fit loosely and prefer to keep it that way.
Sheldon: I hate tight underwear, too. That’s why I go commando.
Stanislav: I don’t know that that means.
Susan: It means he doesn’t wear anything under his pants.
Stanislav: That’s more than I cared to know about him.
Susan: *mutters* At least you didn’t have to SEE it.
Sheldon: I heard that. Next question. Lover or warrior?
Susan: He’s both.
Stanislav: So is she.
Sheldon: Great. Now his eyes are glowing again.
Stanislav: Because her strength turns me on.
Sheldon: And this is just going to make things worse. Shower or bath?
Stanislav: With Susan, I’m up for either.
Susan: *laughs* Me, too.
Sheldon: *frowns at his phone* I really don’t want to ask one. Naughty or nice?
Stanislav: *eyes brighten further* Susan can be very naughty.
Susan: So can you. *meets his eyes, then sucks in a breath*
Sheldon: You’re reading his thoughts, aren’t you?
Sheldon: He’s picturing you doing naughty things to him in the shower or a bath, isn’t he?
Sheldon: *sighs* All right. I’m out. *stands* Thanks for the interview, guys. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.
Susan: *lips twitch* IS there anything you wouldn’t do?
Sheldon: *laughs and closes the door behind him*
Stanislav: *rises* Let’s go draw that bath.
This isn’t a story about a love triangle. There is no triangle involved.
This isn’t a story about an accidental pregnancy. Although having a baby with her . . . I would.
This isn’t a story about lies and deception, even though at times I’ve lied to myself.
No, this is my story.
A story about sacrifice.
A story about a man who fell in love with the wrong girl.
A story I wish I never had to tell.
This is a story about the true meaning of the downside of love.
Tucked away at the base of the Rocky Mountains lived a little boy with one singular dream: leave this broken and battered home and become someone.
Be somebody’s hero.
That boy was me—Colby Brooks. Except I’m not that same little boy anymore.
My dreams might still be the same, but my reality isn’t.
I’m smarter. Stronger. A man.
And I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.
Focus. Resolve. Determination.
But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed.
One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks.
Smart. Charming. Beautiful.
Rory changed everything.
Quickly, my one-track mind started to bend.
Each kiss faded decade-long dreams.
And with one single incident, I fly off course.
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
“I’m in awe of this story. The emotions and sense of rightness Because of Logan pulls from you is breathtaking. I was moved by Skye and Logan.” ~ Julia (The Red Hatter Book Blog)
“One of the sweetest most heartwarming books I’ve read this year!” ~ Britt (The Red Hatter Book Blog)
Cover Designer: Cheeky Covers
Chiah Wilder writes about rough, sexy men who know how to treat their women.
Always a lover of books, she began writing at a young age and continued through college with collections of short stories. Figuring she had to grow up and get a “real” job, her writing was placed on the back burner.
Her love of reading has always been center front in her life. Chiah’s love of bad boys both in and out of fiction has inspired her books. She loves an alpha male whose softer side is brought out by a passionate, spirited woman. In fiction there are no rules or boundaries, and fantasies can go as far as the characters want to take them. Steamy, romances with tough, sexy bad boys are her guilty pleasure along with brownies, cheddar cheese, and movie marathons.
But, not one fairytale, or love story tells you that after that ride, life happens. We had our story, and we were supposed to live happily in our bubble forever. After one check-up, our bubble burst and reality started to invade. And now, facing the unsure road of IVF treatment, we have to be stronger than ever. Once again, we must go into battle for our happily ever after. Taking that first step was easy. Staying on this road is harder than we thought.
And now, with unexpected obstacles in the way, it’s not a question of if the IVF will succeed. It’s will we be strong enough to stay together and reach for the stars?
Cover Design: Amy Queau/Q Design
“Wow! This story pulls at your heart strings! What an amazing read!” ~Goodreads Review (Sarah)
“This book had me from the start. I stayed up way past my bed time to sneak in a few more chapters, I just could not put it down!” ~ Goodreads Review (Zoe)
Cover Design: Calico Images
“Roya Carmen’s storytelling captures you and makes you want to be part of that world. This book hooked me from the beginning; I couldn’t put it down and got to the end thinking “but I want more!” – A Book Lover’s Emporium
“As soon as I saw the blurb I knew I needed to read thisbook. It’s not an easy read, it might shake you a little, but it’s worth it.” – The Bookery Review
“You are the Queen of theforbidden. I loved this story. It captivated me from the beginning…” – Geneva (reader)