Saturday, October 11, 2014

{Book Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway} Wicked Hot Reads: 10 Paranormal Romances Box Set

Wicked Hot Reads: 10 Paranormal Romances Box Set
Publication Date: October 7th 2014
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Indulge in ten sexy paranormal romance novels, written by New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance authors. With shifters, vampires, demons, and otherworldly creatures all looking for their own forever-loves… This box set bundle will get you in the mood for a sensual Halloween!

The books in Wicked Hot Reads: 10 Paranormal Romances would cost over $30 to buy individually. Save $29 by getting the bundle for just 99c for a limited time!

Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining) by NYT & USA Today bestseller Shoshanna Evers: The Beast can’t let his little Beauty go free, not while there’s still hope that she might be the one to end his decade-long curse…

Knocking on Demon’s Door by NYT & USA Today bestseller Cathryn Fox: When Michelle discovers what’s really going on at the resort, will her trust in a demon turn her in to one of the missing, or will he save her from the real monsters?

The Wolf Who Played With Fire by NYT & USA Today bestseller Sarah Mäkelä: Mia’s mistakes have forever changed the lives of those close to her, but when her soldier boyfriend, Ethan, goes missing on duty, she harness every magic power she possesses to get him safely back…

Fallen Ever After by NYT & USA Today bestseller A.C. James: Arie wanted Holly from the very first moment he met her, but the long-standing feud between the faeries that run the Chicago Crew puts Holly and other fledgling vampires in danger. Can they stop a vampire-fae war that’s been brewing for nearly a century?

Bared to Him by NYT & USA Today bestseller Jan Springer: Human by day, and a tentacle shapeshifter by night, sexy Gray Wagner, is the last male that Miranda Bolton dreams of falling in love with, until she begins to fantasize about all the naughty things he can do to her…

A Mate’s Bite by USA Today bestseller Milly Taiden: After an explosive night of passion, Karla is sure she’s a one-night stand for the man she’s wanted for years, but Nate has marked Karla. Only true love and a wolf’s promise can hold together a relationship created with a bite and a hope for tomorrow.

Archangel Rafe by Lisa Hughey: Angelina’s only respite from her overwhelming life is in her dreams with a stunningly hot angel, but when an unexpected threat puts both the Angelic Realm and Earth in jeopardy, Angelina will need to accept her destiny before it’s too late…

Blaze of Secrets by Jessie Donovan: Rescued from a prison for magic users, Kiarra is now a wanted criminal and must rely on a mysterious Brit to help her evade capture. Before long, her handsome rescuer becomes much more than just her trainer…

Mark of the Serapath by Titania Ladley: After a catastrophe unleashes Josie’s Serapathian witch magic, she suspects her sexy, mysterious lover is a Kynthian vampire ordered to kill all Serapaths. Despite the risks, passion explodes between them, threatening the future of the entire world.

Dragon’s Honor by Mina Carter: Bodyguard duty. Undercover. As human. Simple. Until shadow-dragon Baron realizes the woman they’re protecting is his mate. Add in a crazy warlock…and Baron might have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her.

Blaze of Secrets
Each stroke of Jaxton’s thumb left a trail of heat on her skin. She’d dismissed the same feeling during training, blaming her imagination and her yearnings for elemental fire. But the feeling had returned, and she wasn’t sure what to make of it.
When she’d had her abilities, her fire had always radiated outward. She’d never heard of heat flaring at another person’s touch.
Even now, she moved her hand a fraction to the south, hoping to feel the tingle of elemental fire particles. But nothing happened.
Jaxton’s thumb stilled and she looked into his eyes. He continued to cup her cheek as he said, “Reaching to the south didn’t work, did it?”
“How did you—”
The corner of his mouth rose in a half-smile. “I’m your shadow, remember? It’s my job.”
It’s my job. Ty had said the same words to her after her flogging, when she’d asked why he hadn’t done anything to stop it.
The past was a cold slap in the face. She became acutely aware of Jaxton’s touch and the scant inches separating their bodies. She’d walked this road before, allowing someone to get close to her before she really knew much about them. After Ty, she’d vowed never again.
She shook her head and tugged her hand. “Let me go.”
He must’ve seen something in her expression, because Jaxton released her hand and allowed her to take a few steps away. She put a clenched fist over her heart, as if the act could protect it from the memories of betrayal.
“What’s wrong, Kiarra?”
She avoided Jaxton’s gaze and focused on tamping down the painful memories. After all these years, she’d thought herself past caring. Apparently, she was wrong.
She closed her eyes and breathed in and out, using the same trick that had helped keep her sanity over the years: visualizing her future. She pictured the freedom to travel, read, and interact with others who didn’t see her as a freak or a burden. Her heart still racing, she took another inhalation and thought of returning to Mt. Rainier National Park, the possibility of friends, the ability to make her own decisions.
The hurt and panic started to fade, her good thoughts overcoming the bad. After a little more concentration, she finally pushed away the memories. She wouldn’t let Ty’s actions take away her new start; the man wasn’t worth it.
Kiarra opened her eyes. Jaxton stood on the far side of the room, his arms crossed over his chest. He said nothing, his expression unreadable.
The silence was too much for her. “I’m fine.” He raised an eyebrow and she continued, “At least I will be, if you leave me alone for the rest of the evening.”
He uncrossed his arms, the hardness of his face softening. “Are you sure you want to be alone right now?”
No. “Yes.” She didn’t trust herself around Jaxton.
He put his hands up in defeat. “I’ll send a tray up and expect you to eat all of it. I’m also going to have someone periodically knock on your door, just to check on you.” He motioned toward the alarm clock on the table next to the bed. “And set your alarm. Meet me in the front room at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.”
She nodded, hoping Jaxton would leave before she lost her resolve. Earlier she’d taken comfort from his touch, and oddly she yearned to feel it again. “You can go now.”
He gave her one last long look before leaving her room.
Without his presence, the room felt empty and cold. But it was better this way. If she spent too much more time with Jaxton, her resolve would weaken, and she might do something foolish. One man had already betrayed her in the past.
Kiarra wasn’t about to let it happen again.
~About The Authors~
3 Wicked-Hot Halloween Tidbits
by Titania Ladley
With the release of our Wicked Hot Reads box set full of Halloweeny paranormal romance stories by ten fabulous authors, including New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon best sellers, we’d all like to pose the three following must-know questions to our readers:
1) What's the most unique/scary/fave/cool Halloween costume you've ever seen or worn?
2) What's your favorite and least favorite Halloween candy?
3) What's your favorite paranormal creature to write or read about?
To get the pumpkin rolling, the ten of us will answer our own questions. Then it’s your turn! J
Jessie Donovan - author of Blaze of Secrets featuring the Feiru, elemental magic creatures.
1) My mother was a master seamstress and one year she made me the Belle costume (the big ballroom dress) from Beauty and the Beast (in blue instead of yellow) and it was gorgeous! Too bad my cats at the time destroyed it shortly after I wore it.
2) I don't like candy very much, but if I had to choose, then either Twix or Almond Joy for my favorite, and Good & Plenty as my least favorite.
3) Definitely dragon-shifters.
AC James - author of Fallen Ever After featuring mystical faeries and hot vampires.
1) When I was pregnant, I went to a Halloween costume party as Mother Earth. I stole a fall wreath from my mother-in-law, wore a brown hippie skirt with a tie-dye bikini top, and my girlfriend drew the earth on my belly in blue and green costume makeup.
2) Bubblegum.
3) I'd have to say that I've been a fan of vampire romance since I was a teenager. Both reading it and writing it.
Jan Springer - author of Bared to Him presenting “talented” tentacle shapeshifters. ;)
1) One time I saw this guy (or it could have been a girl) who was dressed up like a zombie that looked right out of the tv series the Walking Dead. It freaking scared me and grabbed my imagination to the point where that night I dreamed about waking up in a world full of zombies. *shiver*
2) Luv caramels! Don’t have a least fav... Love all Halloween candy. lol
3) Tentacle Shifters! Woot!
Shoshanna Evers - author of Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining) spotlighting an enchanting beast.
1) My favorite (and scariest!) Halloween costume was when my husband and I (before we were married) dressed up as a zombie-couple. I did our makeup, with rubber wounds and gashes and dead-looking skin, and we wore dirt-smudged old clothing, as if we'd climbed out of the graveyard that night. We looked pretty gruesome!
2) Favorite: I love candy corn, the kind with brown on it along with the orange and yellow! They taste different from the pure orange and yellow kind, not sure why! Least favorite: those fake candy eyeballs! They are too gross-looking to eat.
3) Writing the Beast from Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining) was absolutely awesome. I had to make him huge, terrifying, but also sexy, and kind. It was a fun challenge!
Titania Ladley - author of Mark of the Serapath featuring a bewitching witch and a sexy vampire.
1) A unique couple’s costume I saw at a huge Halloween street bash was one where the woman was dressed as a giant electrical socket and the man as an electrical cord with the prongs. They, um, “fit” together very well.
2) My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn. My least favorite is those icky taffy squares wrapped in white wax paper.
3) I love writing witch and wizard characters. All the magic is so fun!
Cathryn Fox - author of Knocking on Demon's Door including irresistible demons.
1) My husband and Kids and I all dressed as tie-dyed hippies and it went to a school Halloween dance. It was great fun.

2) Least fav candy is Tootsie roll. Fav candy is anything chocolate.
3) Favorite paranormal creature: werewolves.
Lisa Hughey - author of Archangel Rafe presenting gorgeous angels.
1) Costume...a few years ago I was a twister board. It was a really fun costume..
2) Fav candy is Reese's PB cups.
3) My favorite paranoramal creature is Archangels. J
Mina Carter - author of Dragon’s Honor featuring breathtaking dragons.
1) I'm in the UK so we don't really 'do' halloween :S I did see a great zombie costume a kid was wearing the other year. It was a zombie onesie complete with a shredded guts breastplate.
2) Chocolate is my favourite, I'm not too fond of boiled sweets.
3) Shifters, probably. Of any description.
Milly Taiden - author of A Mate's Bite showcasing Milly’s awesome werewolves.
1) All of them. I'm a big Halloween fan.
2) Favorite all the chocolates. Least fave candy korn.
3) Wolves.
Sarah Mäkelä – author of The Wolf Who Played With Fire presenting a sexy wolf and a sweet witch.
1) I was Catwoman one year as a kid with the whip and everything. It was a blast.
2) I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I dislike anything with chunky peanuts.
3) Werewolves! <3
So what are your favorite and least favorite Halloween costumes and candies? What are your favorite and least favorite paranormal creatures to read about?
Thanks for joining us. Enjoy the Wicked Hot Reads box set!

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