Thursday, June 21

Blood Guilt Blog Tour




Blood Guilt
Series: Blood Hunters,
Book 1
By: Marie Teanor
ebook coming June 5th 2012








4 out of 5 Star




This book is for 18+



~ Blurb ~



The first of a new vampire romance series, a sequel to the Awakened by Blood trilogy.
Natural enemies, deadly attraction…

Mihaela, a fearless vampire hunter secretly haunted by loneliness and childhood tragedy, finds it difficult to adjust to the new world order where vampires are not always the bad guys. She's taking a much needed vacation in Scotland when she sees a little boy being chased through the streets of Edinburgh. Rescuing him brings bigger problems - two vampires from her past: Gavril, who killed her family; and the reclusive and troubled Maximilian, gifted Renaissance artist and one-time overlord of the most powerful undead community in the world. Maximilian once saved her life and now needs that favor returned.

The earth moves for Mihaela in more ways than one. From Scotland to Budapest and Malta, she  races against time to prevent a disastrous, vampire-induced earthquake and save an innocent yet powerful child – all while fighting a dreadful attraction to Maximilian, her only ally, whom she can’t afford to trust. For Maximilian, the hunter becomes a symbol of renewed existence, as he struggles to accept his past and rediscovers his appetite for blood and sex - and maybe even happiness.



Excerpt from Blood Guilt by Marie Treanor

(Must be 18+ to read Excerpt)



(Here, Maximilian is dying from loss of blood after a drunken fight, and Mihaela has made a deal with him: her blood in return for his help…)



He lay perfectly still, watching her every move. Despite his tattered, modern clothes, he looked like some decadent, talented Renaissance youth. Which he probably had been.

Mihaela sank onto the bed beside him, and, willing her hand not to shake, she placed the point of the stake over his heart. Still, he didn’t move. It was possible that he couldn’t.

“I’ve killed many vampires,” she warned him, and wished her voice didn’t sound so husky.

A spark of humor, so faint as to be almost indistinguishable, lightened his pain-wracked eyes. “Then you have another advantage. I’ve never killed a hunter.”

Watching him for any sign of sudden attack, she leaned slowly over him, angling her head to offer him her throat. As his face disappeared from her vision, her tingling skin seemed to grow tighter. Since he had no breath, there was no warning before he touched her throat. She couldn’t suppress her gasp or her jerk of surprise. But still he didn’t move, just waited for her to settle and return to the same position. Again, his cool lips touched her neck. Shards of fear sprayed outward to every nerve-ending she possessed. At least she called it fear, because even that was easier to bear.

Tensing even further, she curled her fingers into a fist, around the air, around the stake, and waited for the pain of his bite.

Concentrate on the stake. It’s all that could save your life. Her neck prickled with sensation. It was his tongue, licking over her vein.

Oh Jesus Christ, help me…

“It will numb the pain,” he said unexpectedly, and the movement of his lips against her skin made her shudder. She managed to nod, and then his lips closed more strongly, like a lover’s kiss. It was hard to keep still, to ignore the damp heat forming between her thighs. His teeth grazed her vein, and bit.
Her mouth opened without permission, but at least her cry was silent. There wasn’t even pain to speak of, just the shock of his teeth sinking into her, and then the faint, strangely sensual pull of his mouth against her skin, scattering novel sensations through her entire body. Her vein seemed to contract; she could feel the blood being drawn out of her and into him. It was weird, cold, intriguing…and achingly pleasurable. His lips moved on her skin, his tongue lapped, his suck deepened and strengthened; and everything inside her, her very womb, seemed to pulse under the insistent tug of his mouth.


A tiny sound gurgled deep in her throat. She clung on to the stake, as if to sanity, while her free hand clutched at the quilt and then at his shirt for support. And then, it seemed, it was over.


The draw of blood stopped; his teeth detached from her throat, and he raised his head to examine her. His face seemed cloudy; his gray eyes had darkened and yet somehow blazed almost silver with a lust that drove straight between her legs.


“Hunter blood is sweet,” he whispered. “You taste…good.”


Without warning, he pushed her down onto the pillow and loomed over her. Panting, she tried to reposition the stake, but he was too close, and he gave her no time.


“More,” he said huskily and returned to her throbbing throat.


Since he half lay across her, heart to heart, there was little she could do. Her stake lay on its side between them, useless until she could draw it free and plunge it into his back. Except, God help her, she didn’t want to.


The slow, delicious pull of his mouth on her throat began again, but stronger this time and more rhythmic. It couldn’t have been more different from the act of violence she’d witnessed earlier when he’d killed a vampire almost instantly with his bite. The strong, slow, beats of his undead heart vibrated through her chest, as if speaking to her own, galloping pulse. Cords of pleasure seemed to have formed between his mouth and her sensitized breasts, squashed beneath the hardness of his chest, and all other pleasure points of her body. Between her legs was throbbing, aching lust. She began to move under his mouth, rubbing her breasts against him, circling her hips in search of the comfort she needed deep inside her.


My God, I’m going to orgasm from his bite. This isn’t possible. Oh God, he’s killing me, and I love it.


She couldn’t just give in to this urge to do nothing, to reach for more. It wasn’t in her nature to surrender, but she had never imagined it would be this hard to resist being slaughtered. Forcing herself, she dragged her hand and stake free from between their bodies. She found his back, and through his T-shirt, counted his vertebrae with her fingertips until she found the position of his heart.


His back, his whole body moved, undulating with the passage of her fingers, as if he welcomed her attentions as caresses. Delicately, she placed the pointed end of the stake…


 ~ My Review ~

Miheala is a fearless vampire hunter,who is haunted by loneliness and the death of her family when she was young.Miheala and the worlds hunters are having to adjust to the new world order were you only kill vampires if they prove themselves to be a threat.When her long time friend and team leader Kornard comes to her with a proposal she must make a choose between what she feels is right and her loyalty to her friend, the person how has saved her life more than once.

Miheala decides to take a vacation in Scotland, when she sees a little boy being chased in the streeets of Edinburgh, she decides to follow the boy and find out whats going on,but once there she sees two vampires from her past , Gavril is the one who killed her family and the other is Maximilian the second strongest vampire alive and who also saved her life once,and it looks like he will need her to return the favor. Miheala and Maximilian will have to team up to save a powerful little boy and to pervent a vampire induced earthquake that could kill millions.Will Miheala ever stop fighting her feeling for maximillian?Maximilian struggles to accept his past,will he ever be able to put it behind him? will they be able to trust each other to save the boy and to stop the earthquake before it's to late?

Blood Guilt was
captivating, I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters, some parts of the storyline were similar to other books that I've read but it didn't take away from the story at all. I can't wait for book two!!!

 

Author Bio: 



Marie Treanor lives in Scotland with her eccentric husband and three much-too-smart children. Having grown bored with city life, she resides these days in a picturesque village by the sea where she is lucky enough to enjoy herself avoiding housework and writing sensual stories of paranormal romance and fantasy.


Marie Treanor has published more than twenty ebooks with small presses, (Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Changeling Press and The Wild Rose Press), including a former Kindle bestseller, Killing Joe. Blood on Silk: an Awakened by Blood novel, was her New York debut with NAL.


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Tuesday, June 19

Review: Pushing the Limits



I know my review is not very long but I didn't want to give to much  away and take away from the story when you go to read this book..







Title: Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: HarlequinTEEN
Pub Date: July 24, 2012
Source: Netgalley









5 out of 5 stars 



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~ Blurb ~


"I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

"An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!"-Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of the Intertwined series

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.




~ My Review ~


Echo went from being popular and dating the captain of the basketball team to being called a freak.Noah is this amazingly hot loner who unexpectedly comes into her life. Echo and Noah have secrets they do not want anyone to know and they both have had devastating things happen to them in their lives. While trying to work through the problems in their life, they start to have feeling for each other. Could two people who seem so wrong for each other wind up being so right? Will they be able to trust each other completely or will their secrets get in the way.

Pushing the Limits is a gripping love story and such an incredible read! I fell in love with Echo and Noah.This book had me feeling so many different emotions , one minute I was crying because I was sad and the next I was crying happy tears.I could not put this book down and after I finished reading it I wanted to read it again.I would absolutely recommend this book.




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Thursday, June 21

Blood Guilt Blog Tour




Blood Guilt
Series: Blood Hunters,
Book 1
By: Marie Teanor
ebook coming June 5th 2012








4 out of 5 Star




This book is for 18+



~ Blurb ~



The first of a new vampire romance series, a sequel to the Awakened by Blood trilogy.
Natural enemies, deadly attraction…

Mihaela, a fearless vampire hunter secretly haunted by loneliness and childhood tragedy, finds it difficult to adjust to the new world order where vampires are not always the bad guys. She's taking a much needed vacation in Scotland when she sees a little boy being chased through the streets of Edinburgh. Rescuing him brings bigger problems - two vampires from her past: Gavril, who killed her family; and the reclusive and troubled Maximilian, gifted Renaissance artist and one-time overlord of the most powerful undead community in the world. Maximilian once saved her life and now needs that favor returned.

The earth moves for Mihaela in more ways than one. From Scotland to Budapest and Malta, she  races against time to prevent a disastrous, vampire-induced earthquake and save an innocent yet powerful child – all while fighting a dreadful attraction to Maximilian, her only ally, whom she can’t afford to trust. For Maximilian, the hunter becomes a symbol of renewed existence, as he struggles to accept his past and rediscovers his appetite for blood and sex - and maybe even happiness.



Excerpt from Blood Guilt by Marie Treanor

(Must be 18+ to read Excerpt)



(Here, Maximilian is dying from loss of blood after a drunken fight, and Mihaela has made a deal with him: her blood in return for his help…)



He lay perfectly still, watching her every move. Despite his tattered, modern clothes, he looked like some decadent, talented Renaissance youth. Which he probably had been.

Mihaela sank onto the bed beside him, and, willing her hand not to shake, she placed the point of the stake over his heart. Still, he didn’t move. It was possible that he couldn’t.

“I’ve killed many vampires,” she warned him, and wished her voice didn’t sound so husky.

A spark of humor, so faint as to be almost indistinguishable, lightened his pain-wracked eyes. “Then you have another advantage. I’ve never killed a hunter.”

Watching him for any sign of sudden attack, she leaned slowly over him, angling her head to offer him her throat. As his face disappeared from her vision, her tingling skin seemed to grow tighter. Since he had no breath, there was no warning before he touched her throat. She couldn’t suppress her gasp or her jerk of surprise. But still he didn’t move, just waited for her to settle and return to the same position. Again, his cool lips touched her neck. Shards of fear sprayed outward to every nerve-ending she possessed. At least she called it fear, because even that was easier to bear.

Tensing even further, she curled her fingers into a fist, around the air, around the stake, and waited for the pain of his bite.

Concentrate on the stake. It’s all that could save your life. Her neck prickled with sensation. It was his tongue, licking over her vein.

Oh Jesus Christ, help me…

“It will numb the pain,” he said unexpectedly, and the movement of his lips against her skin made her shudder. She managed to nod, and then his lips closed more strongly, like a lover’s kiss. It was hard to keep still, to ignore the damp heat forming between her thighs. His teeth grazed her vein, and bit.
Her mouth opened without permission, but at least her cry was silent. There wasn’t even pain to speak of, just the shock of his teeth sinking into her, and then the faint, strangely sensual pull of his mouth against her skin, scattering novel sensations through her entire body. Her vein seemed to contract; she could feel the blood being drawn out of her and into him. It was weird, cold, intriguing…and achingly pleasurable. His lips moved on her skin, his tongue lapped, his suck deepened and strengthened; and everything inside her, her very womb, seemed to pulse under the insistent tug of his mouth.


A tiny sound gurgled deep in her throat. She clung on to the stake, as if to sanity, while her free hand clutched at the quilt and then at his shirt for support. And then, it seemed, it was over.


The draw of blood stopped; his teeth detached from her throat, and he raised his head to examine her. His face seemed cloudy; his gray eyes had darkened and yet somehow blazed almost silver with a lust that drove straight between her legs.


“Hunter blood is sweet,” he whispered. “You taste…good.”


Without warning, he pushed her down onto the pillow and loomed over her. Panting, she tried to reposition the stake, but he was too close, and he gave her no time.


“More,” he said huskily and returned to her throbbing throat.


Since he half lay across her, heart to heart, there was little she could do. Her stake lay on its side between them, useless until she could draw it free and plunge it into his back. Except, God help her, she didn’t want to.


The slow, delicious pull of his mouth on her throat began again, but stronger this time and more rhythmic. It couldn’t have been more different from the act of violence she’d witnessed earlier when he’d killed a vampire almost instantly with his bite. The strong, slow, beats of his undead heart vibrated through her chest, as if speaking to her own, galloping pulse. Cords of pleasure seemed to have formed between his mouth and her sensitized breasts, squashed beneath the hardness of his chest, and all other pleasure points of her body. Between her legs was throbbing, aching lust. She began to move under his mouth, rubbing her breasts against him, circling her hips in search of the comfort she needed deep inside her.


My God, I’m going to orgasm from his bite. This isn’t possible. Oh God, he’s killing me, and I love it.


She couldn’t just give in to this urge to do nothing, to reach for more. It wasn’t in her nature to surrender, but she had never imagined it would be this hard to resist being slaughtered. Forcing herself, she dragged her hand and stake free from between their bodies. She found his back, and through his T-shirt, counted his vertebrae with her fingertips until she found the position of his heart.


His back, his whole body moved, undulating with the passage of her fingers, as if he welcomed her attentions as caresses. Delicately, she placed the pointed end of the stake…


 ~ My Review ~

Miheala is a fearless vampire hunter,who is haunted by loneliness and the death of her family when she was young.Miheala and the worlds hunters are having to adjust to the new world order were you only kill vampires if they prove themselves to be a threat.When her long time friend and team leader Kornard comes to her with a proposal she must make a choose between what she feels is right and her loyalty to her friend, the person how has saved her life more than once.

Miheala decides to take a vacation in Scotland, when she sees a little boy being chased in the streeets of Edinburgh, she decides to follow the boy and find out whats going on,but once there she sees two vampires from her past , Gavril is the one who killed her family and the other is Maximilian the second strongest vampire alive and who also saved her life once,and it looks like he will need her to return the favor. Miheala and Maximilian will have to team up to save a powerful little boy and to pervent a vampire induced earthquake that could kill millions.Will Miheala ever stop fighting her feeling for maximillian?Maximilian struggles to accept his past,will he ever be able to put it behind him? will they be able to trust each other to save the boy and to stop the earthquake before it's to late?

Blood Guilt was
captivating, I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters, some parts of the storyline were similar to other books that I've read but it didn't take away from the story at all. I can't wait for book two!!!

 

Author Bio: 



Marie Treanor lives in Scotland with her eccentric husband and three much-too-smart children. Having grown bored with city life, she resides these days in a picturesque village by the sea where she is lucky enough to enjoy herself avoiding housework and writing sensual stories of paranormal romance and fantasy.


Marie Treanor has published more than twenty ebooks with small presses, (Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Changeling Press and The Wild Rose Press), including a former Kindle bestseller, Killing Joe. Blood on Silk: an Awakened by Blood novel, was her New York debut with NAL.


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Buy here: Amazon & B&N






Tuesday, June 19

Review: Pushing the Limits



I know my review is not very long but I didn't want to give to much  away and take away from the story when you go to read this book..







Title: Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: HarlequinTEEN
Pub Date: July 24, 2012
Source: Netgalley









5 out of 5 stars 



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~ Blurb ~


"I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

"An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!"-Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of the Intertwined series

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.




~ My Review ~


Echo went from being popular and dating the captain of the basketball team to being called a freak.Noah is this amazingly hot loner who unexpectedly comes into her life. Echo and Noah have secrets they do not want anyone to know and they both have had devastating things happen to them in their lives. While trying to work through the problems in their life, they start to have feeling for each other. Could two people who seem so wrong for each other wind up being so right? Will they be able to trust each other completely or will their secrets get in the way.

Pushing the Limits is a gripping love story and such an incredible read! I fell in love with Echo and Noah.This book had me feeling so many different emotions , one minute I was crying because I was sad and the next I was crying happy tears.I could not put this book down and after I finished reading it I wanted to read it again.I would absolutely recommend this book.




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