Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! Hope you're all ready for the one evening of the week I like to consider our little mid-week holiday. This week's pairing is brought to you by Author Rebecca Hefner's otherworld romance, The End of Hatred and Four Vines Chardonnay. Both are sure to please. So grab your glass and your book or ereader and enjoy!
Click here toThese are dangerous times on Etherya's Earth...
Slayer Princess Miranda, heir to the throne, has hated the Vampyres for a thousand years. Since the Awakening, she's fought to protect her people, choosing to be a warrior more than a royal. When a female Vampyre washes up on the shore of her compound's riverbank, she seizes the opportunity to take the offensive.
Sathan, King of the Vampyres, distraught at his sister's disappearance and captivity, agrees to travel with Miranda to resect the Blade of Pestilence, also hoping to change his people's state of endless war. Although the woman hates him due to the constant raids on her compound for the Slayers' life-giving blood, he can't help but admire the stubborn and strong princess.
As their journey progresses, both begin to understand that they are aligned in their hatred of Crimeous, leader of the Deamons, as well as their hope for peace between the Slayers and Vampyres. Determined to fight their growing attraction, they forge a tentative truce. But old wounds run deep and trust is scarce. Their faith in each other must remain strong or all will be lost...
**The Etherya's Earth series is best read in order so the reader can enjoy the evolution of the characters. After all, the author loves a good twist, and wants the reader to uncover them organically. However, readers of romance rest assured that each book has its own featured hero/heroine and HEA.
From my review:
This was a great book.!
I loved how the story took place in its own universe in a world outside of the human world. The enemies to lovers romance between the beautiful Slayer, Miranda, and gorgeous vampire hunk, Sathan, started out at a simmer then grew to a full hot flame that and was very enjoyable read. Can’t wait to see what happens next in this series with Lila and Latimus.
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Happy Wine and Book Wednesday, everybody! I have a very special pairing for you today. Midnight Hunter by Dark Romance Author, Brianna Hale, and Dr. Konstantin Frank's Dry Reisling--mmm, perfection! Midnight Hunter is one of my favorite reads of 2019. I highly recommend it, especially, if you like historical- meets-dark romance novels. And Dr. Konstantin Frank's Reisling (while not a German wine and chosen purely on a whim by yours truly last weekend) is a lovely dry reisling. I don't drink reislings all that much anymore because I usually find them too sweet, but this one is light and crisp and goes well with all the sunny fall days we are having in my neck of the woods. So grab up a copy of Midnight Hunter, get into your favorite reading spot and settle in with full glass. Happy Wine Wednesday, everyone and happy reading!
He’s hunting me, and there’s nowhere to run.
East Berlin, 1963. I thought I understood the consequences of trying to flee to the West. Death. Imprisonment without trial. Instead I’m being hunted by the most dangerous man in the city, secret police officer Reinhardt Volker.
Now I’m his prize, no longer a traitorous factory girl but his elegant and pampered secretary. He wants to possess me, body, soul – and heart. I’ll do anything to get away from him, but first that means getting closer.
I want to feel only hatred for my captor but beneath his uniform I discover a man with a past as scarred as Berlin’s.
And if I don’t escape him soon it will be too late.
A full-length dark romance by Brianna Hale
From my review:
Brianna Hale's Midnight Hunter is a suspense filled love story between two unlikely people in a very treacherous time in world history. Set in East Berlin after WWII, this book throws a female fugitive who’s trying to escape to the west in the path of a feared Stasi officer. The danger and suspense of this story add to the steam between the pair and the love scenes are hot but I appreciated the book for the fact that it took on a period and subject matter that I haven’t seen very much in the world of romance novels, if at all. I look forward to reading more of this author’s books.
Happy Book Teaser Tuesday! I love reading those first character descriptions in a story, especially when the story happens to be--you know me--a romance! Here is Marley thinks the first time she sees Adam Atlas in King of the Tides.
“Midnight, Agent Six.”
His words had rolled through her like bourbon earlier that night. Marley didn’t know what to make of the vibe Adam Atlas gave her, but it threw her off her game and she didn’t like it one bit.
With everything she knew about the supernatural, she’d thought nothing of meeting with the Atlantean. She was a skilled agent, trained to fight and kill creatures of the otherworld. She could handle herself around one guy, even if he was some kind of demigod. That’s what she’d thought anyway. Then she’d seen him.
The memory of him standing in his office at the back of the bar he owned was etched into her memory. He could have been carved out of stone like some statue of old. Six four or five is what she would have guessed him at, every inch of him packed with hard lean muscle wrapped to perfection in an Armani suit. His black hair framed a chiseled jaw and a pair of coldly intriguing lips. She shook her head, the same way she had when she’d finally broken loose from the trance seeing that man for the first time had put her in. Good thing he’d spoken and shattered her divine perceptions of him. Right away he’d made it clear that he didn’t like the Time Keepers being in his city. He’d been brusque, borderline rude, then their conversation had ended before she’d gotten any information out of him, hence, the reason she was on her way back to see him again now.
I really wanted to get this book out before the end of the year, but after careful consideration, I've decided to push it's release to January of 2020. There's a lot to Adam and Marley's story and I want to make sure it's the very best it can be for my readers. Be sure to stay tuned to the blog because there will be lots of exciting things happening here as far as book teasers, excerpts and... Yay! Finally! The King of the Tides cover reveal. I'm super excited to share this cover. I've had it for a while and it's been really hard to keep it under wraps for so long, but this Friday it will be unleashed on the world! Don't miss it! You'll be able to get a the first glimpse of KOT magic right here on the blog. If you want to be among the special group that gets to see it before anyone else though, be sure to sign up for my newsletter!
Happy reading everyone!
Hello everyone, happy Wine & Book Wednesday! I know I've been doing some different things here for our wine / book pairing post the last couple of weeks. But today, I have something really special for you. This week's post is brought to you by Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc and the Immortal Hunger Boxed Set. I'm sure you've heard me talking about this fabulous collaboration of 21 authors bringing you the best PNR stories this Halloween season has to offer. Don't miss out - Immortal Hunger is on pre order now at all your favorite book retailers for just 99 cents! (Limited time offer) All proceeds from the set will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation, an organization that is near and dear to my heart as my son was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 2. I know personally what a great support group and source of information the Epilepsy Foundation is for those with epilepsy and their loved ones. I hope you'll join me in supporting this terrific cause and getting one heck of a deal on some steamy paranormal reads, in the process! Go grab up your copy and a beautiful bottle of Prophecy Sav Blanc for the perfect wine / book treat! Happy Wine Wednesday everyone and happy reading!
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Okay, so I did something a little different for our book / wine pairing today. A few weekends ago, I was running in and out of the house, keeping track of the kids. I was also trying to reread a favorite book of mine for, oh I don't know, probably the third or fourth time... at least. Somewhere in all the busyness I set my book and my glass down and when I came back in the house, I thought to myself, "that would make a nice picture for the blog". (Even if it is a little tattered and worn.) Just goes to show how much I love this book! So here it is, my very own love worn copy of Bestselling Author Karen Marie Moning's Beyond the Highland Mist and a glass of Golden Chardonnay. I'm speaking as an absolute authority on the matter when I tell you that they make a gorgeous pair. So pour yourself a glass and slip into your favorite reading spot with these two this week. Happy Wine Wednesday everyone and, as always, happy reading!
P.S. What are some of your favorite books that you've loved to near death?
He would sell his warrior soul to possess her. . . .
An alluring laird...
He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart—until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the sixteenth-century rogue. Coerced into a marriage with Hawk, Adrienne vowed to keep him at arm's length—but his sweet seduction played havoc with her resolve.
A prisoner in time...
She had a perfect "no" on her perfect lips for the notorious laird, but Hawk swore she would whisper his name with desire, begging for the passion he longed to ignite within her. Not even the barriers of time and space would keep him from winning her love. Despite her uncertainty about following the promptings of her own passionate heart, Adrienne's reservations were no match for Hawk's determination to keep her by his side. . . .
Hello everyone! Happy Books and Wine Wednesday. I hope you are all enjoying the month of September so far and are getting a lot of enjoyable reading in. This week's wine / book pairing is brought to you by Author Jillian James's Song of Smoke and Ironstone's Obsession Symphony. If you love fantasy romance with dragon shifters and court intrigue as well as whimsical white wine blends, then this is the pair for you! Don't forget to have your glass of Obsession at the ready when you sit down to read this lovely book for the perfect fantasy romance experience. Be sure to look for links to both down below. Have a wonderful rest of your week and, as always, happy reading!
In a world where humans have been forced to live below-ground for centuries as a war with Dragons rages on, 20 year-old Seda is forced to make a choice that will uncover old lies and open up new worlds.
Captured and taken into her enemy's home, she finds herself falling deeper and deeper under the spell of an enigmatic and charming Dragon warrior. Dederic challenges her, tempts her and leaves her longing for what is possible.
As her feelings shift from icy contempt to blazing desire, Seda must find a way to heal the broken divide between their two worlds and save what matters most before it's too late.
Author's Note: This is a medium-burn romance intended for readers 18+. This story contains strong language, sex, and violence.
Available on Amazon
From my review:
I loved the whole world that the author built. Her colorful descriptions and the characters that she created really pulled me into to the futuristic setting where humans and dragon kind are at war with each other and treachery lurks around every corner.
Song of Smoke begins with Seda, the human daughter of the high king of Illburn, being sold into marriage to a cruel warlord. Seda’s compassion and empathy are constantly landing her on the wrong side of her cold, heartless father and the rest of the male dominated court. Woman have no higher ranking than cattle and are treated abominably in the underground kingdom where humans have been forced to dwell since the beginning of the war with the dragons. When Seda’s soft heart leads her to aid in a dragon’s escape from the dungeon at Illburn, she becomes entangled in the world of dragons and quickly learns that all the horrid tales she had heard about the shifters were lies.
In the home of a dragon pride she sees a better way of life and her magical gift flourishes under the tutelage of the very handsome shifter, Dederic. If I ever run across a dragon shifter man, I hope he looks just like Dederic because *swoon* - he’s so sexy!
There were a few typos and grammar errors but nothing that detracted from the story. All in all, this was a great read that kept me engaged from start to finish.
Happy Wine and Book Wednesday everyone! This week's pairing is brought to you by Author Tori Alvarez's Naive in Love and Benziger Family Winery's Chardonnay. Naive in love is a New Adult, college romance perfect for all the back to school feels going on this time of year. I don't have any going off to college yet, but I know that I am definitely having some of those yearnings. As in, how soon do the kids start back to school again? Mama needs a quiet moment here. Lol. Here's hoping you all find a quiet moment to read Naive in Love with a glass of Benziger. Happy reading, book and wine lovers!
How do you know what love is if you have never experienced it? Love or infatuation? How's one to tell?
Sophia is having trouble navigating these new experiences during her first year in college. Each time someone tells her to follow her heart, she is even more confused and frustrated. Away from home and her friends, she needs to figure out who she is.
From my review:
Naive in Love
by Tori Alvarez
Great debut novel! Many life changes and first experiences were depicted very well in this book and the characters were relatable. It took me a little while to get into, but once the MC settled into her new life as a college freshman the story took off. There were a few times where I wished I could have put a bug in Sophia’s ear about a certain bad news boyfriend. But then, YAY! Ethan stepped in and saved the day! Nice coming of age story. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys NA romances that revolve around college life.
Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful week and managing to keep cool in the summer heat. I have a couple of things that can definitely help you out with that in the form of this week's wine / book pairing. Ellie Malouff's Between the Waves and Kono Marlborough Savignon Blanc are a great duo to keep to keep you company in the shade or while lounging poolside. Be sure to give them both a try, you'll be glad you did!
"Compulsively readable, sexy, and fun!"
I moved to a small town on the island of Maui, ready to live out my days on my own and far away from the monster I left back in Chicago.
It was the perfect reset until I needed something more. Someone more.
When I met Jake, the hottest guy in board shorts this side of the island, I started living again. He's teaching me how to surf, making my toes curl from pleasure, and is the one person I want to let into my world, with one condition...
He can never know my real name.
No one can.
Because if I'm found, I'll have to give up the life I'm building with Jake.
Where did this girl come from?
My life was on a straight trajectory—waking up at dawn, getting my brother off to school, heading to the shop, and watching surfers come and go—until a beautiful woman named Audrey Logan moved to town. She's guarded and mysterious, but I'm drawn to her in a way I can't resist.
I'm determined to break down her walls one surfing lesson at a time, in hopes that she'll stay in Maui and let me love her, come what may.
What to expect from this standalone novella: hot surfer dudes, bonfire parties, kissing under the stars, romps on the beach, lovey-dovey stuff, mysterious backstories, "I will protect you!" hero vibes, suspense, kick ass women, and of course a happily ever after.
*** From my review:
Perfect Summer book! I really enjoyed this quick, summer read. Set in beautiful Hawaii, it had all the best beach elements—sun, sand and a hot surfer guy to fall in love with. It’s very well written, has fantastic characters, no slow spots. I finished it in a day because I couldn’t put it down. I loved all the surfer quotes the author put in as well. Well done, Ms. Malouff!
Would recommend to anyone looking for a great little romance to throw in their beach or pool bag.
Hey everybody, happy Friday! Just wanted to put up a short post today to congratulate the winners of my giveaways last week at author Eve L. Mitchell's Release party for her new book Dark Heart (which if you don't have yet, #gogetit ). Congratulations to Carli Ashdown, Valerie Elizabeth Place and Jan Marshall. Thanks so much for playing ladies, and helping make the party a great success!
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About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.