Sunday, November 26, 2017

Week at a Glance: 11/20/17 - 11/26/17

Sunday's Safe Word Shelf: Raw by Kailee Reese Samuels

Title: Raw
Author: Kailee Reese Samuels
Series: Ride #3
Genre: Dark Romance, BDSM
Release Date: November 26, 2017

I need this man––this alpha dog of a man––D. His arrogance. His savage. His Dominance over everything that I am.

I thought I could run from the past, until it caught me. I thought I could erase the memory and make it go away, but it only brought on a flood of red. And now I am trapped—captured—between hell and him.


Just when you think you have it all, it vanishes with one bullet. Her hands hold my baby. Her hands rule my world. Her hands brought everything crumbling down that night.

Forcing me to question her allegiances—who is she here for?

I will fight to protect us both. But I cannot save the girl who doesn’t want to be saved. We have been tested—time and again. But now, her hands belong to a monster of a girl I do not know.

The battle is on in the love affair of Mae East & Cyclone Blonde.

Author Bio:
Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse.


KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her characters ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries.

Creativity is the way to change.


Raw #3

Fluff #1

Bounce #2

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Blogger Review: Wild Wild Hex by Jordan L Hawk

Can a lawman witch find love with an outlaw familiar?

After weeks spent tracking down the gentleman bandit Rafael, Hexas Ranger Enoch Bright finally has the outlaw in his sights. He doesn’t expect to find out Rafael is his familiar.

When Enoch runs afoul of the murderous Bone Gang, he and Rafael strike a deal to take down the gang together. As lawman and outlaw work together, Enoch soon realizes the next thing the gentleman bandit steals will be his heart.

The author has added the tagline on the front of the book "A Hexworld Short Story" but whether you label it short, novella, or novel is not the point.  To me Wild Wild Hex is a story, plain and simple, because when the words on the page fill the reader with so much, well "WOW" comes to mind, then the length(or lack thereof) doesn't matter.  Now I will say that Wild Wild Hex may not be a continuation of the main focus of the Hexworld Jordan L Hawk has created but it definitely fits the Hex universe and who knows, maybe we'll see Hexas Ranger Enoch Bright and his familiar Rafael again some day.

If you've never read any of the entries to the author's Hexworld, you can still read Wild Wild Hex and not really be lost but I think some of the witch/familiar bonding elements would be better understood if read in order but its certainly not necessary.  Personally, I can't imagine not having read the series so for me its a must but that's just me. 

Enoch and Rafael may fall into what some might call the cliché trope of lawman/outlaw as well as as Rafael being a Robin Hood type figure but in my opinion there is nothing cliché about this pairing.  Is the bond between these two a little rushed? Perhaps but remember it is a short story and you have to expect that but also when a witch and their familiar find each other, the bond is pretty instantaneous even when they fight it, that connection is still there from the getgo.

So, I'm just going to say that whether we see more of Enoch and Rafael in the future doesn't matter because they leave a lasting impression in their tale.  Their journey, though short in length, is packed to the brim and overflowing with passion, mystery, drama, and wrapped together with just the right amount of "out there" to make this a must read.  Simply put: Jordan L Hawk has done it again.  Seriously, how can one woman have so many creative universes floating around in her brain?  If you're a fan of paranormal, of mystery, well of a great story than Wild Wild Hex is a must.


Author Bio:
Jordan L. Hawk grew up in the wilds of North Carolina, where she was raised on stories of haints and mountain magic by her bootlegging granny and single mother. After using a silver knife in the light of a full moon to summon her true love, she turned her talents to spinning tales. She weaves together couples who need to fall in love, then throws in some evil sorcerers and undead just to make sure they want it bad enough. In Jordan’s world, love might conquer all, but it just as easily could end up in the grave.



Release Tour: Frozen Heart by Ella Medler

Title: Frozen Heart
Author: Ella Medler
Series: Calidora #.5
Genre: Time Travel Fantasy
Release Date: November 24, 2017

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Quiet and listless, the glass heart sat hidden under layers of unremarkable clutter, its secret safe. The human hands had touched it often through the strata of debris, but until now, had never uncovered it fully.

At last, the yellow duster cut through the grime, and the heart began to shift. It would most likely have frozen over again, up on its high shelf, if the cat’s careless pouncing hadn’t made if fall into a box full of tinsel.

This is how the history of time and place began to change — with the story of the frozen heart.

“I would love to travel in time with you, Mal.”

His answering grin almost turned her knees to jelly, he was that handsome.

“First, you must make sure you don’t lose track of me. I can’t even imagine the trouble you’d get into without me there to guide you.”

Khira hooked the ribbon over her head. If she let go, the glass heart would dangle right over hers, she realized. “Is this okay?” she asked. Mal nodded. “Wait! Do I need anything? Boots? A coat? Cash?”

Mal smiled again. “It won’t matter. I can make you fit in anywhere.” He touched his hand to the wall of glass. “Give me your hand.”

Khira placed the tips of her fingers over his hand. A helix of light burst forth from the heart. It grew and pulsed around her until it became a vortex of colors, twisting and winding around each other like ribbons in a tornado, with her at the center of it all.

She clasped the heart closer to her chest as she felt her body lifting into the air. Just before she started spinning, her window crashed open and a shaggy, furry shape, somewhat reminiscent of Dodo the cat, leapt into the funnel and landed on her shoulder. Khira screamed when the creature’s claws sank into the skin on her back, but she didn’t dare let go of the heart in her hands. The whirlpool of color and motion intensified, and then exploded in a shower of stars.

SHATTERED HEART is another Calidora story. This book is only available in The Bells of Winter boxset.

Shattered Heart
The frozen heart with its vicious curse slices its way through time to a plague-hit London. Dodo, guardian of Calidora, ruler of time, has a momentous decision to make—save himself or sacrifice his life to save humanity.

The Bells of Winter Box Set
The Bells are ringing for the turn of the year, so grab a hot toddy, a warm blanket, and this collection of beautiful stories to warm up your heart and soul. These are all clean, family-friendly, inspiring reads in many genres, great for entertaining anyone from lovers of fantasy to the more serious mystery reader.

Add this collection to your kindle now. And while you're at it, gift it to grandma, too.

Author Bio:
Ella Medler is a U.K. author and editor. She writes fiction in many genres in a seemingly vain attempt to slow down her overactive brain enough to write non-fiction on subjects she knows a thing or two about. She also does not believe in the starchy use of English and ignores the type of rule that doesn’t allow for a sentence to be finished in a preposition. Her books are action-driven, and well-developed characters are her forte. Loves: freedom. Hates: her inner censor.


Frozen Heart

The Bells of Winter Box Set

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