Sunday, 12 May 2013

Announcement!


Hi everyone!

I know it's been a while since I posted anything, but I was busy with studying.

Right now I'm preparing myself for graduation oral exams witch is equivalent to A-levels in UK. I have only one week left of preparation and after that I have exams from 4 different subjects. As you probably can imagine I'm pretty stressed out, nervous and scared. 

Anyway, I hope you can understand that I won't be posting anything here in next two weeks due to my exams. However right after I'm done with it, I'll be back on track with my blog.

Cross fingers for me, I hope I'll graduate with grades that I need :)

Have a nice day! 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Steamy Sneak Peak from Ghost Hold by Ripley Patton



Ghost Hold

As a member of the Ghost Hold Street Team I had a chance to read a pretty steamy sneak peak from Ghost Hold which is second book in the PSS Chronicles series (Ghost Hand is #1 book in this series - my review here). Now that it's official I can share this sneak peak with you! So here you go: a STEAMY preview of Ghost Hold from Chapter 8.

(Please note that this excerpt is subject to editing, revision, and change, but let’s hope not:)

 Marcus crossed back to the faucet of the now-full Jacuzzi tub and turned it off. He bent over and turned on the jets, which kicked up a lot more steam and a lot more noise. I was starting to melt inside my own clothes, and he must have been too, because when he turned back to me he was slipping his t-shirt over his head.

“What are you doing?” I asked, my voice coming out a little strangled.

“You and I need to talk,” he said, letting the shirt drop to the floor.

“Yes,” I said, trying not to gawk at his chest and the way the steam swirled into it, his PSS shining back and coloring the mist a soft blue hue. “But can’t we do that with our clothes on?”

“We need to talk where I’m sure no one can hear us,” he said, his hands going to the snap of his jeans. “They don’t put bugs in bathrooms because the moisture corrodes them.” The snap was undone. The zipper was next. He had on red tartan boxers. “Plus, not many people plot and plan in the john.” He slid the jeans down his legs, turned, slipped off the boxers, and stepped into the tub, sinking down into it with an audible moan.

I stood there stunned. I had just seen Marcus naked. He’d just stripped to his beautiful bare ass right in front of me as if it were nothing. Yes, we’d been sleeping in a tent together for weeks, and making out, but when one of us changed clothes, the other still looked away. Marcus and I had not gotten naked together. We hadn’t even come close, because I always held back. I couldn’t even bring myself to reach my hands inside his shirt. What if my flesh hand accidentally went into his chest and disrupted his PSS? Even worse, what if my ghost hand reached into him and pulled something horrible out? I was pretty sure either of those scenarios would be a serious buzz kill to our intimacy.

“Do you have any idea how long it’s been since I’ve had a bath?” he said, almost a purr, laying his head back on the edge of the tub and closing his eyes.

“I—no—I haven’t had one for like a month,” I stammered, looking down at the tile floor, completely flustered.

“Olivia,” he said softly, and I looked up to find his eyes boring into me, dewy drops captured on those thick dark lashes. “Come here.”

I crossed obediently to the side of the bath, both relieved and a bit disappointed to find that the burbling of the jets obscured most of what was in it. Except his PSS chest. It glowed and pulsed like some half-submerged, cerulean, underwater treasure.

Marcus put his hand out for mine. The invitation was obvious.

This was crazy. There was no way we were going to be able to talk, coherently, in a bathtub together.

“It’s a big tub,” he said, nodding at the other end, “and I promise to be good.”

Yeah, but it wasn’t just him I was worried about. If I got in the tub with Marcus, I would be in the tub with Marcus. “But I—” I looked down at myself. I had on my sleeping tank with no bra underneath, my sweatpants, and underwear.

“You have no idea how relaxing this is,” he said, slipping his hand back into the water and closing his eyes. Either he was taunting me, or giving me a chance to undress without him watching. Probably both.

“You bastard,” I muttered under my breath. I slipped off my shoes and sweatpants and padding barefoot to the far end of the tub. I was not going in completely naked. I wasn’t that much of a fool. I kept my tank and underwear on and stepped into the hot swirling water. As I slid down into it, jets pounding my butt and back, the wet heat rising up and swallowing all my aches and pains in its pure liquid magic, I couldn’t keep the moan from escaping my lips either.

And I didn’t miss the effect that sound had on my bath mate.

One of his lean, muscular legs brushed mine, trembling. And his eyes widened. And his breath came a little faster across the water, far less relaxed then it had been only a moment before.

*****

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Book Blitz: Lash by L.G.Castillo

                       


Series: Broken Angel #1 
Publication date: May 6th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis:
Decades after being banished from Heaven for saving a life he shouldn’t have, Lash is given a chance to redeem himself. His mission: protect Naomi Duran, a young woman who has lost her faith. The assignment proves to be anything but simple when his superiors, the Archangels, withhold key information about Naomi and refuse to restore Lash’s powers. When an unexpected source reveals centuries-old secrets, his trust is shaken to the core, and he begins to doubt those whom he had once considered to be his greatest allies.


Determined to avoid anything that would risk his chances of returning to Heaven, Lash struggles with the greatest obstacle of all—his growing feelings for Naomi. But when her life is threatened by an unknown source, Lash questions the wisdom of the Archangels and his ability to keep her safe. 

Soon, Lash will have to choose where to place his faith—in the home he has fought so hard to regain or in the forbidden love he can’t bear to lose.


Author's Bio

L.G. (Linda) Castillo wrote her first story when she was ten and has been writing ever since. She took a break from writing fiction and poetry to focus on obtaining her Ph.D. in counseling psychology. She is now a licensed psychologist and currently works as a professor at a Texas university. Although she has published her psychological research in several professional journals and books, her dream has always been to publish a novel. Lash is her debut novel and was written during the 2012 National Novel Writing Month event.
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Friday, 3 May 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #5

                             Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Q: Give us a sneak! What are you reading? Tell us about a fun or fail scene in your current read.


Right now I'm reading Beautiful Souls by Sarah Mullanix. This is the first book in the series, and the first book that I've read from this author. So far I like it a lot. It has some flaws but otherwise it's super packed with action. Also it's pretty nice twist on whichcraft books.

Here's a little sneak peak from one if those super intense scenes (I was like Wait...What?! during reading through this :D ).

"...I approached the killer, only feet away now. Once within arm's reach, I bared down and sunk the wooden rod through the killer's left eye, not stopping until my fist of white knuckles sat flush with her bleeding eye socket..."





Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Cover Reveal: Deadly Gamble by Shirley Kennedy



Synopsis


When attractive Kristi Andrews is hired as Assistant Marketing Director at the Parthenon hotel/casino in Las Vegas, she’s focused on succeeding at her new job. But from the very first day, strange events occur:  a deadly escalator accident—the strange death of a candle shop owner—a psychic’s warning that the Parthenon is doomed AND IT’S ALL KRISTI’S FAULT.

Shocked and  baffled, Kristi must determine if she could be responsible for the mysterious, evil presence that seems to haunt the hotel. She’s aided by a man she’s just met—famous western historical author, Mike Garvey. Attracted to Kristi, Mike goes one hundred fifty years back in time to draw upon his knowledge of old Las Vegas and the Santa Fe Trail. They are the key to a puzzling mystery which Kristi must solve if she wants to save not only the Parthenon but the entire Las Vegas Strip from total disaster. 

About the Author:


Shirley Kennedy wrote and published Regency romances for several years for both Ballantine and Signet.  She switched genres to write a wagon train romance. When struck with what she called “a great idea” about a haunted casino in Las Vegas, she was compelled to abandon both  Regency England and the Old West to write Deadly Gamble.


Born and raised in Fresno, California, Shirley has lived in such diverse places as Denver; Houston; Torrance, California; Bogota ,Colombia; and Calgary, Alberta, Canada where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sciences at the University of Calgary.  She worked as a computer programmer/systems analyst for several years before she went back to her first love, writing. 

Shirley lives close to her two daughters in Las Vegas Nevada. Brutus and Sparky, her two editorial assistants on the furry side, love to nap in the sunshine next to her computer while she produces her next novel.

See Shirley’s web site at www.shirleykennedy.com

Her published books include:

Heartbreak Trail, Camel Press 
Three Wishes for Miss Winthrop,  Signet
Lady Flora's Fantasy, Signet
The Irish Upstart,  Signet
The Selfless Sister,  Signet
The Rebellious Twin, Signet
The London Belle, Signet
Lady Semple's Secret,  Ballantine