Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hey Book Lovers!

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone is going to have a good one!

Here are my Top 10 Halloween books!

1. OBSIDIAN BUTTERFLY by Laurell K. Hamilton
'I was covered in blood, but it wasn't mine, so it was okay.'

Edward is a hit man. He specialises in monsters. Vampires, shape-shifters, anything and everything. There are people like me, Anita Blake, who do it legally, but Edward doesn't sweat the legalities or, hell, the ethics. He is an equal opportunity killer.

I may be one of the few friends that Edward has, but it's like being friends with a tame leopard. It may curl on the foot of your bed and let you pet its head, but it can still eat your throat out... 

2. DARK LOVER by J.R. Ward

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There also exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Among them, none relishes killing their enemies more than Wrath, the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood...

The only pure-bred vampire left on the planet, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But when one of his most trusted fighters is killed - orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate - Wrath must usher the beautiful female into the world of the undead...
Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn't there before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of brotherhood and blood frighten her. But his touch ignites a dawning hunger that threatens to consume them both...

A Seductive Nighttime World. . .

Dr. Emily Drake's psychotherapy patients tend to be a little unusual. Instead of midlife crises and mother fixations, Emily treats vampires with blood phobias and sex-demons looking for meaningful relationships. But healing these powerful beings requires an important rule: Never trust a shifter. Especially not one like Detective Colin Gyth, whose gold-flecked eyes and predatory air make Emily realize how much she longs to lose control. . .
A Dark And Dangerous Hunger. . .

Colin can't believe the doctor he has to work with on the Night Butcher murder case is the one person who could expose his true identity as a wolf shifter. Smart and sexy, Emily brings out the alpha male in Colin, unleashing a wild desire that takes them both over the edge. . .. But in the shadows, the Night Butcher waits, eager to spill Emily's blood and taste her terror. And he'll use any means to destroy her, including the one person she has grown to trust. . .

4. RED (Lilith Mercury Werewolf Hunter) by Tracey H. Kitts 

Dr. Alfred Moody saved her life, but the werewolf, Marco may hold the key to her heart. 
She’s torn between the man who saved her humanity and the one who makes her want to embrace the beast. 

5.  ONCE BURNED by Jeaniene Frost 

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. 

Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all - but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. 

Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him - a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. 

When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames. 

6.  DUST OF MY WINGS by Carrie Ann Ryan 

Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. 

Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes? Neat freak lab tech, Lily Banner lives her life as any ordinary human. 

She’s dedicated to her work and loves to hang out with her friends at Dante’s Circle, their local bar. When she discovers a strange blue dust at work she meets a handsome stranger holding secrets – and maybe her heart. But after a close call with a thunderstorm, she may not be as ordinary as she thinks. 

Shade Griffin is a warrior angel sent to Earth to protect the supernaturals’ secrets. One problem, he can’t stop leaving dust in odd places around town. Now he has to find every ounce of his dust and keep the presence of the supernatural a secret. But after a close encounter with a sexy lab tech and a lightning quick connection, his millennia old loyalties may shift and he could lose more than just his wings in the chaos.

7.  VAMPIRE VACATION by C.J.Ellisson

Meet Vivian. She's a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot -- a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true. 

Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests.

Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn't easy. Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets Vivian would kill to protect?


A vivid waking dream of giant cypress trees dripping with Spanish moss haunts Anna St. Thais. The trees sit on a black lake that resembles a dark Louisiana bayou with an evocative aura. The dream includes the presence of a man who seems to know Anna all too well and a group of people with strange telepathic powers, sometimes called veiled eyes. 

An orphan from Texas, she is on her way east to help out a friend when she encounters two terrifying things. Psychically, she begins to see and hear things through the eyes of an unknown individual, a man who knows more about her than she ever would have imagined. 

The second thing is that she has been kidnapped by a sociopathic trucker intent on making her his latest victim. When she is rescued by Gabriel Bergeron, a member of the elusive Lake People in Northwestern Louisiana, Anna doesn’t realize that he is her psychic counterpart and she has been inexplicably pulled to the area. She shares their strange colored gold eyes and their distinctive mental powers. 

They are a reclusive lot and know that Anna is one of them, but has been isolated by unknown circumstances. She is drawn into their incomparable world, something between that of the Creoles and Cajuns, and much in addition to those. 

There Anna finds a romantic link with Gabriel and the spine-tingling fear of not knowing who to trust. Her return has disturbed the inner workings of the group and threatens to expose secrets long concealed in the murky Louisiana bayous. There are secrets to be divulged about her past and why she was spirited away as an infant. Anna isn’t safe until she discovers the answers she so desperately requires. 


So what if he's a bit older and usually regards a human female as dinner, not a dinner date? Yes, Roman Draganesti is a vampire, but a vampire who lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn't have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop–sided eater for all eternity.

Things aren't going well for Shanna Whelan either...After witnessing a gruesome murder by the Russian mafia, she's next on their hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she's afraid of blood. 

When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she's found the one man who can keep her alive. Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman's fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her...

10. BITTEN & SMITTEN by Michelle Rowen

Blind dates can be bad, but Sarah Dearly's date is a true contender for worst ever. His neck nibbling didn't just leave a bruise; it turns her into a vampire -- and the newest target for a pack of zealot vampire hunters. 

With her date now their latest victim, Sarah runs for her immortal life -- straight into Thierry de Bennicoeur, a master vampire who is just a wee bit suicidal. 

Thierry can't resist a damsel in distress and agrees to teach Sarah how to live the vampire life if she'll help him end his own. But as it turns out, Sarah may be his best reason for living.

I hope you've enjoyed the Top Ten Halloween Books! Please click on the links below if you want to buy and read any of these books! Feel free to comment below with your own Halloween reads! :D


Shell xxx

REVIEW: Bitten by Tracey H. Kitts!

Hey Book Lovers!

To end our Halloween month of Vampires, Werewolves, witches, demons, angel and other monsters of the night. I give you my review of Bitten by Tracey H. Kitts! 


Sandra Ashton is a witch who suddenly finds herself dating three vampires. So, what do you do when you’ve got three immortal beings professing their undying or is that undead love for you? You agree to what they like to call, “joint custody.” 


This book caught my eye when I saw the two words, "Joint Custody" when I first discovered this book. I was interested in the book and I bought it with in seconds of finishing the blurb because I wanted to find out how she got three vampires. So when you first meet Sandra's Lover number 1, I was like "Yum! Smexy!" But as the book went on I could help but think, 'where are the other two hotties?' thankfully I didn't have to wait too long because hottie number 2 popped up and then hottie number 3 showed up with all his sexiness! This book isn't just about sex or threesomes, it's about how one girl discovers her true self while murders are happening in her home town. I want to marry all three of those hottie vampires but I would have liked to of known hottie number 2 a little better. 

I do hope there will be another book that comes out! Perhaps how Pris and her hottie gets on? *hint hint* hehehe!

For more of Tracey H. Kitt's books then click here: 


Shell xxx 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Halloween with a bite interview with Tracey H. Kitts!

Hey Book Lovers! 

Today I have a special treat for you all to sink your fangs into! Please give a warm welcome to Tracey H. Kitts, author of Bitten! 

1. Hi, Tracey! I am so thrilled to have you here today! Please give us some background to my followers about Bitten? 

Bitten is one of those stories that was a true pleasure to write. Even more so than usual for me. It’s the story of Sandra Ashton, a witch who is lonely despite her proficiency in love spells. However, Sandra will not be lonely forever. Through the course of the story she becomes involved with not one, but three handsome vampires. There are many things I love about this book that has nothing to do with the hot vampire ménage part. Ha. Ha. Ha. But, I don’t want to give too much away.
2. Why did you re-edit and expand Bitten?
Bitten was previously under contract with a publisher. However, since then the rights have reverted to me. I’ve learned a lot in the 5 years since I was first published. I wanted to be sure this book was the very best it could be. And I wanted to elaborate on a few things.

2. Why did you re-edit and expand Bitten?
Bitten was previously under contract with a publisher. However, since then the rights have reverted to me. I’ve learned a lot in the 5 years since I was first published. I wanted to be sure this book was the very best it could be. And I wanted to elaborate on a few things.

3. Do you have any writing tips to pass onto my followers?

Don’t take every critical remark to heart. Constructive criticism is a very different thing than being insulted. There are always people waiting to insult you and your work. If what they say rings true, you’ll know it. If it just makes you mad, then do something that makes you feel better and go on about your day. Oh, and if bashing them with a meat mallet would make you feel better, DON’T do that. Ha. Ha. Have a nice cup of coffee or a bubble bath or something instead.

4. Would you ever do a book tour? 

To brick and mortar stores you mean? I would love to. One day when I have the funding, I might.

5. As you know my favourite book of yours is 'Frank and the Werewolf Tamer'. Which was a refreshing take on Frankenstein. Is Bitten, in your opinion, another refreshing take on witches and vampires?

I would love to think that everything I write is refreshing. (Yes, I’m teasing, but it’s a nice thought.) For me, Bitten was a journey inside the life of a witch I wouldn’t mind knowing in real life. I hope others will feel the same way.
6. What other paranormal beings have you written about?

I have written about everything from vampires and werewolves to wizards, demi-gods, and a fae shaman.

7. Halloween is one of my favourite holidays because you can dress up and pretend to be someone else. Is Halloween your favourite holiday and why?
Absolutely! I love Halloween. October is my favorite month because here in Florida, that’s when the temperature finally begins to drop. It’s like a blessing to feel the cool wind against my face instead of stepping into a sauna every day. Halloween happens at the perfect time of year, in my opinion. I love the colors associated with most of the decorations, orange, black, purple, and green. I love growing pumpkins, carving jack-o-lanterns, and giving candy to friends and strangers. I love costumes, bizarre makeup, and scary movies. I even love candy corn. You don’t have to visit relatives, or host parties if you don’t want to. There’s no pressure to buy gifts or bake a turkey. Ha. Ha. Halloween is by far my favorite holiday.
8. What are you doing for Halloween?

At the moment, the only plan that is definite is my cousin’s Pumpkin Carving Party. Her birthday is Halloween and we really enjoy getting together. There will be lots of food (including my famous Graveyard/Ghost Cake) and it will be a blast. I may also have a cookout at my house, but that’s still undecided.

9. Do you have any Halloween recipes to share with us? 

Sure. I would love to share my Graveyard Cake recipe. It’s much easier than it might sound and it turns out so cute.
Ingredients for your Graveyard/Ghost Cake
Don’t forget to use your own imagination here. You can use whatever you like as a topping. I’ve seen everything from bloody graves (strawberry syrup) to witch hats made from candy corn. Plus, if you’re lactose intolerant (like me) you can make this using lactose free milk. It tastes just the same. 
1 box Devil’s food Cake Mix, mixed and baked as directed

12 oz. Oreo Cookies, crushed

6-10 Oval shaped Butter Cookies (Pepperidge Farm Milanoes work well. I’ve also used chocolate wafers dipped in chocolate before too.)

White Icing

Chocolate Icing (or white with black food coloring to make a nice gray)

Assorted tubes of Cake Decorating Gel in Halloween colors

(orange, yellow, brown, etc.)

1 cup Candy Corn or Pumpkin Shaped Candies

Several small gummy worms (Or whatever you like)

Putting your Graveyard/Ghost cake together

Bake cake according to package directions or recipe and let it cool completely.

Spread on the icing

Top with Crushed Oreo Cookies

Using gel frostings to write spooky and funny sayings on the top half of the cookies such as "BOO", "RIP", “ILMAO,” “B.A. GOUL,” etc.

Press the cookies halfway down into the cake here and there to resemble standing tombstones. Tilt a couple of them.

You can randomly place gummy worms around in your graveyard or whatever other candy you like. 

If you want to do the ghosts, I put some white icing into a plastic bag and snip the tip. Squeeze out into little ghosts shapes (again randomly) over the cake. Remember, they don’t need to be perfect, just look like little ghosts. If they look kinda like snow men, don’t worry. Make a little point at the top of their heads by running a toothpick through the icing and pulling upward. TADA! You’re done!

Serves 8-12.

Now, if your oven isn’t working and/or you don’t feel like baking, you can always read Bitten. It’s a way to turn up the temperature, no assembling required. Ha. Ha.

10. Is there anything else you'd like to add or tell us about you, your books or just anything?   

I absolutely love what I do. I write for a living and I can’t think of any better job in the world. I’ve never written about the paranormal because of its recent surge in popularity. I write about it because that’s what interests me. I’ve always been drawn to the macabre. My mom used to tell me that I should stop reading “werewolf and vampire trash.” That’s the label she put on any horror novels I read. Naturally, that didn’t stop me. My dad has always loved science fiction and fantasy, so he got me into that. Since I also enjoyed reading romance, I suppose it’s not so strange I ended up writing a combination of all those elements. Paranormal romance really is a mixture of horror, romance, science fiction, and fantasy. 

A lot of people have also asked me why I write erotic paranormal romance. It’s really simple. I’m not trying to cash in on the erotica surge either. Although, I won’t lie and say that increased sales aren’t great. Ha. Ha. Ha. As a reader, I never liked books that I felt closed the door in my face. I want to hear the whole story. The sex is part of the story or it shouldn’t be there. That’s the way I feel about it. Plus, writing explicit scenes doesn’t bother me in the slightest.
Okay, it’s time for more coffee for me. Thank you so much for having me and I hope everyone enjoys the recipe!


Sandra Ashton is a witch who suddenly finds herself dating three vampires. So, what do you do when you’ve got three immortal beings professing their undying or is that undead love for you? You agree to what they like to call, “joint custody.”

WARNING: This book contains graphic language, violence, and lots of sex.

This book was previously published. It has since been revised, re-edited, and expanded. 

Where you can buy this book:

For more of Tracey H. Kitts books then please check out her website ---> 
Feel free to leave comments below and ask Tracey any questions you may have :) 


Thank you so much Tracey for joining us today! I hope everyone has wonderful Halloween and enjoys Bitten as much as I have!

Monday, 29 October 2012

WINNERS: Michelle Fawkes giveaway!

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REVIEW: Enforcer's Redemption by Carrie Ann Ryan

Hey Book Lovers! 

Do you love the Redwood Pack? Then please check out Adam's book!!!! If you haven't heard of the Redwood pack then I would seriously check them out cause they are hot, powerful, smexy Werewolves! 

Adam Jamenson has suffered through the worst loss known to man. The only reason he lives day-to-day is to ensure the safety of his Pack. As the Enforcer of the Redwood Pack, it is his job to protect all in his path, though he was unable to protect the ones he held dear. The war with the Centrals is heating up and Adam must try and grit through it in order to survive. Though the broken man inside of him may not want to...

Bay Milton is a werewolf with a past. And a secret. She's met the Redwood's Enforcer only once, but it left a lasting effect. Now she needs to find him or everything he had thought he lost, may be lost again.

Together, they must struggle and find a way to fight their pasts and present in order to protect their future. But the Centrals have a plan that might make their path one of loss and destruction. 

Chapter One 
Adam Jamenson watched as Jasper swept Willow around the dance floor, which the family had built outside their den, delight on both of their faces. A sharp and familiar pang pierced his heart, rattled around his ribs, and then settled in his stomach like a rotting, dead weight. He took a swig of his Jack on the rocks, the burn not quite dulling the ache that had haunted him for two decades.
God, he missed Anna.
He rubbed a hand through his shorn, dark brown hair, trying to release some of the tension he’d felt over the past eight months. Well, if he was honest, it’d been much longer than that, but the intensity had increased dramatically since… No, he couldn’t and wouldn’t think about that.
Not again. Not ever.
He drained the last of his glass and wondered if he should get up and pour himself another. What he needed right now was to get blinding drunk, but his family was watching him. They were always watching him, and with this being Willow’s birthday party, the Pack was celebrating and trying to be happy.
Adam didn’t want to be happy.
He wanted to be fucking drunk, that way the feel of the spindly fingers wrapped around his heart in a death grip would dissipate to a dull clench. His body felt on alert at all times, as if, at any moment, something would come in and attack, taking away anything else he thought he had.
It wasn’t much, just a jumble of memories that wouldn’t fade away.
He was the Enforcer of the Redwood Pack. As such, he felt the threats to the Pack deep in his soul and held the duty to protect his family. Sometimes, though, he felt as if he were failing at every turn.
Willow’s laugh brought him out of his gloomy thoughts. She smiled, her face brightening as North took her from Jasper’s arms, and they two-stepped to the change in music. He loved Willow like a sister and would do anything for her. He’d almost taken her into his home when she’d had a falling out with Jasper. She wouldn’t have taken Anna’s place, but maybe her laughter would have warmed up his tomb slightly.
Did he even want warmth?
“You don’t want that other drink, man,” Maddox grumbled as he took the seat next to Adam without invitation.
“Damn it. Stay out of my head.”
“You know I don’t read minds.”
Adam held back a wince. Of all his brothers, Maddox was the one he did his best to avoid. As the Omega of the Pack, he could feel every emotion from its members, and Adam didn’t want Maddox to be privy to some of his emotions. Or, rather, any of his emotions. He didn’t even want to deal with them himself. But, Maddox knew everything. He’d seen the way Maddox looked after Anna’s…death. He knew too much, and Adam didn’t want to look his brother in his all-too-knowing gaze and see pity…or worse, understanding.
No one could understand.
He had been the first of his brothers to be mated. He’d met and fallen in love with Anna forty years before. He’d had twenty years with the love of his life and then had lost her and their unborn child. He gripped his glass tighter as the gaping wound bled just a bit more. Now, one by one, his brothers were finding their mates, in Reed’s case two mates.
Adam was left to sit back and watch. Alone.
He didn’t want to be around to watch the smiles on their faces, see the love radiating from their pores, watch the women grow full and ripe with their children.
He closed his eyes, the stinging increasing.
He didn’t want to see Finn, Mel and Kade’s son, and Brie, Jasper and Willow’s daughter, toddle and grow up. That was the worst part. The part he couldn’t ignore. They were the physical representations and proof of a mating bond so strong that the Redwoods had a chance of a future.
Adam had almost had that once…then the Centrals had taken it away from him.
“Tone it down, man. You’re projecting enough emotion right now that everyone else can feel it as well.” Maddox put his hand on Adam’s shoulder, and Adam flinched.
“Don’t touch me,” he snapped. God, he sounded like an ass. “Please.”
Maddox pulled his hand back, but he didn’t move his gaze. Adam’s gaze traced the jagged scar on the right side of his brother’s face. He didn’t know where he’d received it, but he knew it held more meaning than Adam knew.
“Adam, what’s going on?”
“Like you don’t know?” Adam growled. “Just leave me the fuck alone.”
“Stop lashing out at him, he’s just trying to help,” his wolf pleaded.
Adam ignored him. His wolf had failed him when he needed him most. He didn’t want to talk to the constant reminder of why he hadn’t been there for Anna.
“No, I won’t leave you the fuck alone. I don’t know what happened, but something’s changed. You were healing, Adam.”
Adam snarled and stormed away from the party, ignoring the cautious and concerned looks boring holes into his back. Yeah, let them look at the deranged Enforcer. He was used to that.
“Adam, don’t run from it. You’re going to fuck up if you don’t stop this.” Maddox walked behind him, his voice low.
Adam stopped and turned, glaring at his younger brother. “What the fuck are you talking about?”
Maddox raised his chin, undaunted. “If you don’t reign in those chaotic emotions of yours, you’re going to fuck up, and the Pack will be the ones who pay the price”
Adam planted his feet on the ground and put his shoulders back, chest forward, , shock radiating through him. “You don’t think I can handle my Enforcer duties?”
Maddox shook his head. “I don’t know. I don’t think you’d purposely put anyone in harm’s way, but you’re not yourself. What happened when you were away, Adam? You were finally healing, smiling more. Laughing and hanging out with Willow. What changed?”
Maddox frowned, disappointment on his face. “You need to trust someone, Adam.”
“I trust my family.” Just not with everything. No, not this.
“I just wish it were enough.” Maddox sighed. “I’m here if you need me.”
Adam nodded, unable to speak. He loved his family with everything he had…because they were everything he had.
“Adam? Maddox? Is everything okay?” Ellie Reyes, the Centrals’ princess and newest Redwood Pack member, came up to them, Maddox’s twin brother, North, on her heels.
Maddox stiffened at the duo’s approach, and Adam raised a brow. It looked as though he wasn’t the only one with secrets.
“We’re fine,” Maddox grumbled. “Just having a brotherly chat.”
North tilted his head. “Anything I should know about?”
Adam shook his head. “Nothing. Just dumb shit.”
Ellie looked at Maddox, her gaze unwavering. “If you’re sure,” she whispered, the scent of pain radiating off her like a thick blanket.
She still hadn’t healed from her lifetime of torture at the hands of her brother, Corbin. Frankly, Adam didn’t think she ever would. Though the female wolf was one of the strongest wolves he’d ever met. People just couldn’t get over some things.
Case in point: him.
“Let’s get back to the party then,” North said after a few moments of awkward silence. “The folks already are getting antsy over the fact that you guys walked out. I don’t want to make them think something is up.” He said the last part as an unspoken question, but neither Maddox nor Adam bothered to answer him.
North sighed, sadness on his face for a moment before he schooled his features into the pleasant expression he always carried. “Shall we?” He held out an arm for Ellie, and she took it with one last look toward him and Maddox.
“We should go back, as well. I don’t want to disappoint Mom and Dad,” Maddox said, his body tense.
“Fine. Plus, we haven’t seen Willow open her presents yet. God forbid we miss that,” Adam said, a small smile threatening to form.
Maddox grinned full out. “I swear those women and their presents, but I think Finn and Brie will be the ones to open them. You know how much they like getting into things.”
Adam smiled and walked back to the party with his brother, ignoring the pangs again. He’d never see his child grow up to break into presents. Never watch Anna celebrate another birthday with a smile on her face.
He’d lost his chance at happiness. He didn’t want another.


Bay Milton rubbed her eyes and looked at her GPS again. This was right, wasn’t it? She pulled over to the side of the road, not wanting to veer off and get into a wreck because she wasn’t paying attention. She pressed the top bottom on the screen to look at the next set of turns and frowned. Yep, she was going the right way, but it looked like she was out in the middle of nowhere.
On the other hand, it seemed like a perfect place to hide a werewolf den. It wasn’t as if she could just input “Redwood Pack den” into the search function and hit go. No, she’d had to quietly ask around to find the coordinates.
Then, of course, she could feel the other wolves.
But, that was something she didn’t want to think about quite yet.
Bay sighed, her body aching and radiating with tension. She looked out her window, hoping to see something confirming what she was about to do was a good idea. The tall trees seemed to reach up to the sky, touching the heavens but casting a shadow on the road in front of her.
Poetic justice at its best.
“What am I doing here?” she whispered to herself. She’d been doing fine on her own for so long she didn’t need or want to rely on others, but this time it was different. This time she could taste the danger on her tongue, like a heavy metallic film she couldn’t swallow.
As much as she wanted to turn back, she couldn’t. They would find her. Though she didn’t know who they were, she had a feeling. Dread threatened to choke her, and she took a deep breath, trying to calm her shaking body. It wouldn’t do her any good to have a heart attack on the side of the road. No, she was a werewolf, dammit; she’d be fine. She just had to get through the next few hours, and she’d be fine.
Well, as fine as she could be in her situation.
Bay took a deep breath, straightened her shoulders, and pulled onto the road again. She could do this. She could. She’d been on the road for five days, taking the long way from Southern California to Northern Washington. She’d backtracked a couple of times and gone in circles to lose any tails she might have. She wasn’t sure if whoever wanted to cause her harm was actually following her, but they’d come eventually. She didn’t want any harm to come to the people she was about to ask—no, beg—for help, nor did she want to get hurt herself.
That final thought might have long since proven futile. The Redwoods might shut their doors to her and leave her on her own. Or they’d take her in, and she’d have to be in the one place she didn’t want to be.
With him.
She choked back a sob and made another turn. She needed to get a handle on her emotions before she got there. As it was, the Alpha might be able to tell she was coming soon. Only her special abilities had kept her escape from being discovered for this long.
She had to find him. He’d help her. He had to. If not…well, she didn’t want to think about that. Damn it. She didn’t want to see him, rely on him. She didn’t want to look into those green eyes again and remember. The place at her neck thrummed, her body aching, but not only because of her long car ride anymore.
Damn. As much as she wanted to deny it, she couldn’t. Well, that wasn’t the only evidence…but that was another story altogether.
She took another turn and bit her lip as she felt the sentries posted at the gates to the den. Humans couldn’t see the den, nor could they feel its presence. In fact, the warding caused humans to want to veer away from the den altogether. But she wasn’t a human; she was Pack. The Redwoods just didn’t know it yet.
The sentries, who had been visually hidden by their stealth, crept from the shadows, their eyes glowing gold with aggression, but confusion marred their faces. She couldn’t blame them. Her wolf felt like Pack to them, but they’d never laid eyes on her. She pulled the car to a stop, rolled down her window, and held her hand out in a sign of peace.
“How can we help you, miss?” A tall man with gray eyes and brown hair came to her window, his posture on alert, ready to deal with her at any moment.
“I need to see the Jamensons.” She couldn’t state her true purpose, just like she couldn’t name the real person she needed to see. The name wouldn’t form on her tongue.
“Your name?”
“Bay Milton.” As soon as she said it, she held back a wince. There was no hiding her identity now. She should have given a false name, but she hadn’t thought ahead that far. Damn. The sentry would relay the information, and they might not let her in. But there was no turning back. She needed them. She might have grown up a lone wolf, but she’d become Pack in truth if it meant protection when she needed it most.
“Why do you need to see them?” He gave her a pointed look, and she met his gaze. She might be a lone wolf, but she was more powerful than either of them.
Her wolf growled, but she held it back. No need to antagonize the poor wolf. The sentry ducked his gaze and cleared his throat. He looked over the hood of her car at the other sentry, who gave a slight nod.
“The Alpha has let you through, but be warned, you harm our Pack, we’ll take you out, even if you do smell like Pack.”
She nodded, grateful that her scent had at least raised curiosity in the Alpha so she could be let through. One hurdle down, just a few more to go to find her fate.
Bay drove along the winding roads, knowing she wasn’t alone. No, other sentries would follow her path and watch her. She was okay with that. She didn’t want to cause harm to anyone here; she just needed help. She held back the bile that threatened to rise. She didn’t like asking for help, practically never did it. But just this once, she’d let her pride die and beg if she had to.
She pulled up to what she assumed was the center of the den and parked. In the distance, it looked as if a party was going on. People were dancing and laughing. Children were playing, giggling when the adults tickled them or tossed them in the air. She clenched her jaw, forcing any tears that threatened to come to hold the pain back. She had to be tough, cool, collected for this. If she broke down and acted as if she were a helpless weakling, she wouldn’t earn their respect and maybe their protection. She might not have grown up with wolves, but she at least knew that much about them.
She sat in the car and watched as three men prowled toward her, their power radiating off them in waves. They had to be part of the Jamenson family, though she knew there were probably others hidden in the shadows, their eyes on her.
The center one must be Edward, the Alpha. She’d done her research. He looked the same age as his sons but looked every bit the Alpha with his power and grace. His hair was cut short, and neat. His green eyes pierced her as she sat in her car, waiting for them to give permission to get out. He wasn’t as big as the two sons who flanked him, but he was still a force to be reckoned with. To Edward’s left was a man who looked just like him, but the man had longer hair. Bay let her wolf come to the surface so she could taste his power, the energy of leadership and protection washing over her. This must be Kade, the Heir and next in line to be Alpha.
Bay forced her gaze to Edwards’s right and held back a gasp.
It had been so long since she’d seen him; eight months to be exact. He was taller than the other two, at least six-five, and built. She swallowed, hard. She’d seen every inch of him. Licked it, too. His hands were fisted at his sides as he strode to her. She looked into his eyes and suppressed a shudder.
Such hatred.
Oh, yes, he remembered. He just didn’t want to.
Well, too damn bad; he’d have to get over it for just a little while. This was about more than the two of them and a night they’d shared.
“Well, get out of the car, Bay Milton,” Edward ordered. “You can tell us just how you came to have the scent of the Pack when I’ve never felt you before.”
Steeling herself, she opened the door, grabbed onto the sides, and then hoisted herself to a standing position. She closed the door, put a hand on her aching back, then the other on the very noticeable bump protruding from her stomach.
Kade and Edward gasped, but she had eyes for only Adam. He paled but didn’t say anything.
Bay forced herself not to shake or, worse, throw up, and opened her mouth. “Hello, Adam, I’m glad I found you. We have to talk.”


I love the Redwood series, every time a new book comes out I act like a child on X-Mas day. So at 7pm or 9pm when I found out on Facebook that Enforcers Redemption was out, I was straight onto Amazon UK and I bought it. I got half way through it by midnight then I went to sleep. When I woke up I had stuff I needed to do but when I got some time, I went back and continued on reading Enforcers Redemption. When I finished this book, I craved more.....I need more Redwood! 

This book has made me cry so much and I hardly cry when reading but Adam and Bay made me sob like a wee baba. It was so heart breaking to read about Adam and Bay because Adam didn't want her but Bay needs protection. They struggle to find balance through out the whole book. You find out something VERY interesting about Bay which made me OMFG!  

It was so heart breaking to start with then things just go down right nasty, that caused me to shout, "BAD!" XD I have so much respect and love for Adam and Bay ♥
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Stay tune because I'll be having Carrie Ann on my Blog on Thursday 1st November 2012!!!!


Shell xxxx


Hey Book Lovers!

The last Monday of every month will have a theme to it eg,  Vampire Monday, Angel Monday, Witch Monday, Demon Monday, Shifter Monday, Werewolf Monday etc. Also I will be doing one giveaway and one lucky winner will get a book that matches the theme of the last Monday! :D


How about we start off with some ebooks from Amazon then work our way to Kobo and nook? Yeah I think that's a good idea! Just click on the tile of each ebook and it will take you straight to the website :D


Wild & Steamy FREE!

Three all-new novellas of the supernatural and steampunk kind...

A Tale of the Iron Seas - While the search for a killer puts Constable Newberry’s life in danger, he faces a danger of another kind: to his heart, by the woman forced to marry him. What will it take for this prudish bounder to convince his wife to stay? (13K words)

"VIXEN" by Jill Myles
Miko’s denied her were-fox nature for far too long and turned her back on her vixen heritage. But when she meets two very sexy cat-shifters, she has to decide if she truly wants to give up on her frisky side, or embrace it. Because the were-fox in her doesn’t want to choose between both men…it wants them both. (15K words)

"KITTEN-TIGER & THE MONK" by Carolyn Crane
A Disillusionists Novella - Sophia Sidway, Midcity’s most dangerous memory revisionist, seeks out the mysterious Monk in the wasteland beneath the Tangle turnpike, hoping for redemption…but it turns out that the Monk is not all that pious, and the turnpike is no turnpike at all. (20K words) 


BodyGuard $0.99

Elizabeth Chapman is saved from an armed robber by a giant Kodiak bear who shifts into a large, well-muscled, and fully naked human male. But when it's revealed that the robber is the brother of a dangerous criminal, Elizabeth finds herself the target of a vendetta.

Ronan, the Bear Shifter, takes her to Shiftertown for safety, where Elizabeth learns that the mateless Ronan, alone in the world, takes care of Shifters who have also been left on their own. Having grown up in foster care, Elizabeth can only admire how protective Ronan is.

But Ronan will only let Elizabeth leave the confines of Shiftertown if he becomes her 24/7 ...


Kane £3.65

Kane Gunn is beyond frustrated. He has a kill order to fulfill and after weeks of chasing his quarry he’s boiling over with tension. Then he catches the woman who’s become his obsession and Kane becomes consumed by a desire that overwhelms everything…including his quest for justice.

Lara is determined to seek revenge against the were-cougar guardians. Consequences don’t matter and distraction isn’t an option. Until she finds herself face to face with the pair of green eyes that have been haunting her day and night. Time is of the essence as the tables are turned and a tenuous truce is formed.

In the face of passion enemies become lovers, tempting fate, testing trust, and satisfying an undeniable need. Lies and secrets. Corruption and Revenge. Choices that change lives. Don’t miss the revelation…of Kane


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Here is what one lucky winner will win!!!!!!

Caged Heart: Teric is to be king once his father steps down from the throne. Only a mated pair can rule, and his Heat, the mating burn of royalty, is upon him. Hundreds of woman have been paraded in front of him to see if they are the mate his body seeks. None have been. As the mate continues not to be found, his agitation, and desire, grow. Without her he will go crazy, and he could not keep the kingdom within his family. As a warrior Teric never meant to be king, never wanted it. But with his kingdom in the balance he cannot afford to waiver. In desparation, his father sends for a pleasure slave to agitate his want enough to send out his mating call over the lands. Upon seeing her, however, Teric wants nothing but her. Treasure and the Tribunal of souls be dammed, he will have her. 

Melt Me: An old, obscure law has bound Oron to make before his Kingdom of Basque is taken away. He knows the feat is nearly impossible when he is soul-bonded to his spirit brother Talmoc. To mate, his friend will have to mate with the new queen as well. To add to the problems, the woman much be human, a requirement that the Senatorian is counting on them failing at. Mermen, for humans, aren't exactly the norm or even believed to be existing. Anya is a corporate woman who has complete control over herself and her destiy. No man has ever been able to tame her, and she's never really given them the chance. Why should she? They are, more often than not, not worth her time in the frist place. What she needs is a king among men, someone who can give her both strength and softness. It just so happens, in her case, that fate has chosen two men to fit the bill.

I've hoped you've enjoyed SHIFTER MONDAY as much as I have!  Good luck to everyone that has entered SHIFTER MONDAY giveaway! If you do read the Shifter books then stop by Shells Book Corner on Facebook and let me know if they are any good! 

Until next time.....

Shell xxx

Sunday, 28 October 2012

REVIEW: When Darkness Comes by Alexandra Ivy

Hey Book Lovers! 

A wee while ago I won a Alexandra Ivy's giveaway on Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My.  I got one of her books, signed by the way, and I have never read the series before. So I ordered the first two books off Amazon UK and it took me two days to finish the first book. 

Enjoy, Ladies :) 


It's been a hell of a day for Abby Barlow. In just a few hours, she's survived an explosion, watched her employer die, had a startling dream, and now she finds herself in a seedy Chicago hotel with the sexy, unearthly Dante, a man she both desires and fears. For 341 years, Dante has stood as guardian to The Chalice, a mortal woman chosen to hold back the darkness. 

A terrible twist of fate has now made Abby that woman. Three hours ago, Dante would have used all his charms to seduce her. Now she is his to protect. And he will do so until his very death. A terrifying plan has been set in motion, one that will plunge Dante and Abby into an epic battle between good and evil - and a desperate race to save their love... 

Chicago 2006

"Oh god, Abby.  Don't panic.  Just...don't...panic."

Sucking in a deep breath Abby Barlow pressed her hands to her heaving stomach and studied the shards of pottery that lay splintered across the floor.

Okay, so she broke a vase.  Well, perhaps more than broke it.  It was more like she shattered, decimated, and annihilated the vase, she grudgingly conceded.  Big deal.  It was not the end of the world. 

A vase was a vase.  Wasn't it?

She abruptly grimaced.  No, a vase was not just a vase.  Not when it was a very rare vase.  A priceless vase.  One that should no doubt have been in a museum.  One that was the dream of any collector and...

Freaking hell. 

Panic once again reared its ugly head.

She had destroyed a priceless Ming vase. 

What if she lost her job? Granted it wasn't much of a job.  Hell, she felt as if she were stepping into the Twilight Zone each time she entered the elegant mansion on the outskirts of Chicago.  But her position as companion to Selena LaSalle was hardly demanding.  And the pay was considerably better than slinging hash in some sleazy dive.

The last thing she needed was to be back in the long lines at the Unemployment Office.

Or worse...dear god, what if she were expected to pay for the blasted vase? 

Even if there were such a thing as a half price sale at the local Ming outlet shop she would have to work ten lifetimes to make such a sum.  Always supposing that it was not one of a kind.

Panic was no longer merely rearing.  It was thundering through her at full throttle.

There was only one thing to be done, she realized.  The mature, responsible, adult thing to do.

Hide the evidence.

Covertly glancing about the vast foyer Abby ensured that she was alone before lowering herself to her knees and gathering the numerous shards that littered the smooth marble.

It was not as if anyone would notice the vase was missing, she tried to reassure herself.  Selena had always been a recluse, but in the past two weeks she had all but disappeared.  If it weren't for her occasional cameo appearances to demand that Abby prepare that disgusting herb concoction she guzzled with seeming pleasure Abby might have thought that the woman had done a flit. 

Certainly Selena didn't roam the house taking inventory of her various knick-knacks.

All Abby needed to do was ensure that she didn't leave any trace of her crime and surely all would be well.

No one would ever know.

No one.

"My, my, I never thought to see you on your hands and knees, lover.  A most intriguing position that leads to all sorts of delicious possibilities," a mocking voice drawled from the entrance to the drawing room.

Abby closed her eyes and heaved in a deep breath.  She was cursed.  That had to be it.  What else could possibly explain her unending run of bad luck?


When I started reading this book I couldn't stop grinning over the vase and Dante's teasing Abby. I loved the banter between Abby and Dante but what I loved the most was the threats of shoving a stake in a very unpleasant place! Hehehehe! I enjoyed the Phoenix and Prince power struggle and it was very well thought out.  I enjoyed how Alexandra switched between the characters in the book, how each character got to express their own view of what was happening.

I can't wait to read the second book which is about Viper and Shay. I think it's gonna be a cracking book!

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Shell xxx