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(Mermaid Royalty #2)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: August 29th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
A mermaid has no fear of the deep…
Angelique is not your typical fairy tale mermaid. She’s edgy, with a quick temper and intense personality that sometimes leave her feeling like an outsider even among her own clan. Reeling from the recent changes in the Mer-world hierarchy, Angelique is struggling to find her place in the ocean. But a chance encounter with a handsome two-legged Fin-man will leave her questioning more than just her place in the underwater order.
Packed with adventure, romance and drama, Swim continues the compelling story of life and love in the magical underwater realm of Atargatis.
Would they serve me on a platter, or just toss me in tank and use me as an exhibit? Some of the humans Mother captured spoke of places where even the ocean’s… Continue reading
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Which is better romance or bro-mance?
Often my favorite story isn’t so much the romantic relationship between the hero and heroine. No, it’s the love-hate relationship between the opposition. You know the dynamic I’m talking about. The preoccupation lending to eventual obsession. It’s more than just a battle between good and evil—it’s personal.
Thor and Loki. Harry Potter and Voldemort. Superman and Lex Luther. Captain Kirk and Khan. Batman and the Joker. Care to name a few of your own? I’m sure a few dysfunctional relationships come to mind.
What makes these bro-mances between enemies so great? They have a vestige interest in making each other suffer. A level of obsession and sickness that gets stronger with each passing day the other draws life into their body. A hatred certainly, but also a mutual, I can’t quite say respect, but something equivalent to it. Otherwise they wouldn’t find each other to be a worthy opponent. Perhaps, they are more alike than they would like to admit or see those same very qualities in themselves yet one is successful and the other is not.
Core beliefs and internalized values are the very essence of a bro-mance relationship. Core values influence how the hero and enemy see the world, their wants, needs, relationships, and their health and happiness. Often the other threaten this way of life. These are the key ingredients that pull the two together but also repels them.
In my novel, Soul Awakened, two brothers are at odds. One was birthed, the other created by the blood of Asar, God of the Underworld. At odds from the beginning Bomani and Bakari have lived vastly different lives. Born into the warrior camp Bomani fought for survival day in and day out. Born into a life a luxury Bakari has darker ambitions to gain his power through treachery and deceit, until the fateful day he is captured by their enemies, entombed and tortured for five long years. A beautiful redhead draws him to the light, a path of redemption. The only thing that stand between him and Kendra is his honorable brother, Bomani who will see to his end.
The dynamic between these two was so amazing to write and probably the hardest. Their story is a true bro-mance in the most delectably evil and twisted way.
What is your favorite enemy bro-mance? Share your favorite as a comment here or on my Facebook Page and enter to win an ebook copy of Soul Awakened, book 2 in my Key to the Cursed Series!
THE HUMAN REALM, HIS BATTLEFIELD.
Asar, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, has been tortured and left soulless by a malevolent goddess, relegating him to consume the very thing he was commissioned to protect. Human souls. Now an empty shell of hatred, Asar vows to kill the goddess and anyone involved in her release, but fate crosses his path with a beautiful blonde huntress who has a soul too sweet to ignore.
DEADLY SECRETS BETTER LEFT UNEARTHED.
Lilly, fearless commander of the Nehebkau huntresses, is the only thing standing in the way of the goddess’ undead army unleashing hell on earth. But Lilly has a secret—one she is willing to sell her soul to keep. If the Underworld god discovers her role in the dig that released the goddess, she will lose everything, including his heart.
Smoke and Mirrors by Susan Harris
(The Ever Chace Chronicles, #3)
Published by: Crimson Tree Publishing
Publication date: August 28, 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Ever Chace is a Valkyrie, but not just any Valkyrie—she’s a Valkyrie queen in the making.
Torn between the past and present, love and obligation, Ever is terrified of saying the words that would break the curse she is bound to. Pushing Derek away hasn’t simplified things; it has only made her miserable. With her father waking, and her and Derek’s lives on the line, can she really shy away from who and what she is becoming? How long can Ever keep her past lives a secret?
Pushing thoughts of his mate aside, Derek tries to focus on the task at hand—tracking down a monster that leaves nothing but a husk behind. But Ever is never truly off his mind, even as two of his own become targets of the unsub. Can he set… Continue reading
~Laura C. Cantu~
Laura C. Cantu is a multitalented artist, visionary, and humanitarian. Throughout her life, she has felt an overwhelming desire to explore the mysteries of the unknown and to expand her awareness and experiences. By allowing her perspective to shift and change, Laura has learned to unleash her imagination and use it to guide her through creative processes. She passionately follows her dreams and has achieved high levels of success in her various careers. As a professional dancer, Laura won six national titles and placed fourth in the Professional Argentine Tango World Championships. She also stretched her creative muscles as a visual artist with drawings that toured across the globe. Adding to her diverse accomplishments, Laura earned her master’s degree in Oriental Medicine in 2012, which has afforded her opportunities to assist many along their journeys to realizing wellness.
Despite her already jeweled career, there is another passion Laura delights in—the art of storytelling. Her first young adult fantasy novel, Xandria Drake: Ancient Rising, earned rave reviews and a Goodreads’ book of the month award. Currently working on The Vathylite Realms, Laura is harnessing and focusing her energies to craft engaging stories that are meant to… Continue reading
In the land of love and fame, there are bound to be secrets—and none are more dangerous than those involving family.
Ardens’s life seems to be going great. She’s a busy, successful neurosurgeon. Her twins are growing into darling toddlers. And finally, after years of stops and starts, she and her husband, the sexy in-demand actor Slayde Price, are in sync.
But Arden doesn’t know that Slayde has a secret—a big one. He tries to handle it thoughtfully, but his controlling father goes around his son, making bold choices that end up going too far. Meanwhile, other people in their close circle are struggling with their own life-altering secrets: Arden’s sister and Slayde’s best friend both find themselves in tumultuous, perhaps even threatening, relationships.
As the lies pile up, will Slayde’s love be enough for Arden?
Even if it is, will it ultimately matter? The Price of Secrets may be a devastating conclusion to the world as one family knows it..
~Other Books in the Series~
The Price of Love
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The Price of Fame
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“Great story and I am very pleased I offered to read and review it based on how much I had enjoyed all the others, very worth reading.” – Review from Wendy Hodges
“Havoc was a good book, packed full of drama and action.” – Cat’s Guilty Pleasures
“I loved how this story unfolded and developed, the relationship between Rock and Chrissy was fun and the dramatic ending was an “edge of your seat” read.” – Readers World Book Haven
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by Kennedy L. Mitchell
Publication Date: August 17, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Is a life worth living if you don’t risk it all for the one you love?
Shot and left for dead, Dr. Kate Wheeler doesn’t know what to expect when she wakes in a hospital room, especially she sees him. It would take a lot to win her back after abandoning her when she needed him most, which he is prepared to do, but Kate has never been one to give in easily. A surprise visit from a friend pulls Kate into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a local business man, full of dark secrets.
It’s up to Kate to bring this man down knowing her father, the Dallas DA, won’t prosecute without evidence; evidence she is willing to do anything to get. With the love of her life shadowing her every… Continue reading