Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 

 

I just finished "Scarlet Fury" (Available August 26th 2014)  let me tell you I loved it! Bridget Blackwood has out done herself on this one.  I mean I loved "Rising Shadows" but "Scarlet Fury" kicked it up several notches.  This book was so good that I wanted to wake my husband up to tell him all about it.

 Scarlet Fury available on Kindle August 26th, 2014.http://www.amazon.com/Scarlet-Fury-World-Shadows-Book-ebook/dp/B00N1W8NO4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1409063834&sr=8-2&keywords=a+scarlet+fury


 Scarlet Fury for Nook Available August 26th 2014.


I love it when an author tackles an often taboo subject. Bridget not only tackles the subject of rape she does so with care. She does not just have a character raped, she takes us through the recovery process with the character.  We see the effect that rape has on Madalaina, we witness the brutality of the rape, we witness the effect it has on her relationship with her family and friends and we also see the effect the rape has on her family and friends. A lot of people think that rape only effects the person who is raped, this is not so. Rape has a ripple effect.  Walking through recovery with Madalaina and her family and friends touches on just what these victims go through and how important it is for them to have time to heal and someone to talk to either professional or not.

Let me tell you a bit about each character that you will meet in this book.

Madalaina Bonvillian: 22 year old female. Species:Therian- Lycan and our main protagonist in this story.
Cleary Neil: 25 year old Male. Species: Therian Lion.
Rachel Bonvillian: 26 year old female. Species Arcane Human mated to Bastien Bonvillian.
Bastien Bonvillian: 28 year old Male. Species- Lycan. Current Alpha Prime.
Athan Bonvillian: 32 year old male. Species- Lycan. Oldest son of Adele and Claude Bonvillian and biological father of Livia.
Livia Bonvillian: 8 year old female. Species: Seelie Fae/Lycan.
Adele Bonvillian: 64 year old female. Species-Lycan. Wife of former Alpha Prime Claude.
Tsura Tymar: 372 year old female. Species-Vampire, House of Tagoviste.
Nikolai Domitru: 510 year old male. Species-Vampire, House Solca.
Manias Artorias: 1805 year old male. Species-Vampire, House Caina.
Varian Caina: 2487 year old male. Species-Vampire, House Caina.
Winter Summersun: 93 year old female. Species-Unseelie/Seelie Fae.

 Madalaina is the strong willed daughter of the now retired Alpha Prime and sister to the current Alpha Prime.  Tired of being smothered by guards and family, so she gives her guards the slip while out on a shopping trip with her sister in-law Rachel who is very pregnant.  Rachel is being driven nuts by Bastien who is being overprotective. When they finish shopping and are about to put their packages in the car, when Madalain feels a sharp pinch on her neck, reaching up she discovers a dart which she pulls out. Her world goes black and she wakes in a dark room. (for more information on Rachel and Bastien please read "Rising Shadows" just .99 for your Kindle)
Madalain is worried about Rachel and the baby, are they alright, did they escape?  She finally has her answer when Rachel is brought in to see Madalain. By this time Madalain has been brutalized in every way imaginable.  Rachel is then taken away.  Blood is taken from Rachel. and a doctor is planning to preform a C-section on Rachel so that he can take her baby.
Rachel and Madalain are saved from death by Cleary, Bastien, Varian and Nikolai.  Rachel is taken straight to the hospital to give birth since recent events have brought on early labor.  Madalain is taken home to be cared for by her family and their trusted doctor.  Bones that were broken and left to heal without being set must be re-broken and set to heal properly.  What the doctor can not fix is Madalain's mental state.  Even her best friend Tsura can not seem to reach Madalain. 

Madalain feels trapped and needs space. When her estranged older brother Athan comes to visit and check on her, she decides to leave with him and go stay in his mountain cabin far away from people. It is in the mountains that Madalain starts to heal. She makes some new friends and finds a surprising place hidden in the woods.

I will not go into all the twists and turns but I will say, this books is action packed and an emotional roller coaster ride.  It is a great book!  I would advise you to first pick up "Rising Shadows"  so you have the back story on Rachel and Bastien. It will also give you more understanding of some of the characters that you will see in this book.  Rising Shadows is a great read as well.



Rising Shadows for Kindle.
Rising Shadows for Nook

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Operation Paris Blog Tour

Misty Evans has a fantastic book out. Operation Paris. Book number two in her Super Agents series. I loved this book. Zara, classy, sassy, able to think on her feet and can take care of herself.
Lawson, sexy, strong, intelligent and willing to break the rules. If you love to read a good romantic suspense this one will not let you   down!  I am absolutely in love with this series. Snatch it up you will not be sorry.

Below you will find a description of Operation Paris, an excerpt from Operation Paris, information on Misty and details on a giveaway that Misty is conducting.

About "Operation Paris"
CIA operative Zara Morgan—codename Tango—has a reputation in Conrad Flynn’s secret army as a renegade. Once held at gunpoint by terrorist Alexandrov Dmitri, she was seconds from saving herself and arresting Dmitri when Lt. Commander Lawson Vaughn, the sexy leader of a covert ops team, intervened. She’s never lived down the fact that everyone—including her boss—believes Lawson is her knight in shining armor. Former Navy man Lawson Vaughn doesn’t consider himself anyone’s savior. He lives and breathes protocol and hates the fact that his latest assignment is to babysit Zara while she hunts down Dmitri and stops the terrorist from releasing a biological weapon on the world. But from the time they touch down in Paris, Lawson can’t resist Zara’s sassy attitude and dauntless bravery in the face of danger. When Dmitri kidnaps Zara and injects her with the contagious and deadly virus, Lawson is once again forced to come to her rescue, whether she likes it or not. With unflinching determination and steadfast courage, Lawson must break all the rules to save Zara, even if it means becoming the one thing he can’t stand…a renegade.
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Here is a little taste of  Operation Paris:
“What are you so pissed about?”

“I’m not pissed!” As Zara’s voice rang inside the car, she forced herself to take a deep breath and calm down.
“I’m just having a really, really bad night.”

Lawson got out of the car and came over to her side. He opened the door and pulled her out of the seat, putting his hands on her shoulders. “I’m not going to let anything happen to you. I promise.”

She looked into his face, and without warning, burst into tears.

Mortified at her lack of control, she brushed Lawson’s hands off her shoulders and walked to the rear of the car. The tears rolled down her cheeks, and she pressed the sleeve of the robe to her face in an attempt to hide them.

“Hey.” He came up behind her and rubbed her back. “It’s not that bad. I’ve been in a lot tighter situations than this.”

She shrugged his hand off. “You just killed two people and you think I’m overreacting?”

Lights from a passing car touched his face. He guided her to the other side of the Audi and leaned her back against the passenger-side door, planting his hands on either side of her.

“I didn’t say you were overreacting.” He dropped his face close to hers. “Yvette was going to kill you, plain and simple. I took care of her before she could do the job. At that point, it became necessary to stop Giovanni as well. If I’d left him alive, he could have followed us or reported back to Yvette’s friends and then we’d have a classic Chinese goatfuck.”

His gaze traced over her face. “Right now, we’ve dodged the police and whoever may follow up on Yvette’s death. We need to get on the road again before we call any more attention to ourselves, and I need to make contact with Langley.”

Zara wiped at her eyes again, took a breath and regrouped. As she was driving, her brain had red-flagged a couple things Yvette had said. “I think Yvette was tied in with the same group Varina Scalfaro is running for the Mafia. She kept talking about her clients and her business partner. I don’t think Yvette’s playing mistress for a handful of rich men solely for her own gain. I think she was actually running a prostitution ring in partnership with someone else, probably Varina.” She hated herself for what she was about to say. “And in that case, I’m not sure what Director Flynn has up his sleeve.”

In the deep shadows of the night, Lawson nodded. “We just ran out of people we can trust, didn’t we?”
“What are we going to do?”

Lawson eased her to him. “Shhh. Don’t cry.”

“I’m not crying, you moron.” She smacked his chest and attempted to push him away at the same time. Although she wasn’t sure why she was pushing him away. She felt better when he was close. “I had dinner all planned out. We were going to go someplace nice, but not too fancy, because I knew you wouldn’t like that, and…and… Damn it!”

Lawson smiled down at her. “So we have to take a rain check on the dinner thing. The mission isn’t over yet. We’ve still got time.”

“But I wanted to do it in Paris, and now we’re fugitives on the run from there. We can’t go back. Not even for dinner.”

He pushed a stray hair away from her face and hooked it behind her ear. “When the mission is over, our names will be cleared. We’ll have a proper dinner anywhere you want then, okay?”

She studied his expression in the dark shadows of the night. “If I didn’t know better, I’d say you’re trying to placate me. After the mission is over, we won’t be partners anymore.”

“That doesn’t mean we can’t have dinner.”

Her pulse tripped over a couple of beats. “You want to have dinner with me after the assignment is over?”
He lowered his face and leaned his forehead on hers. “Jesus. I’ve spent the past twenty-four hours trying to come up with an excuse to do just that.”

“We don’t even like each other.”

He brushed her lips with his in response.

A jolt of electricity shot all the way down to her toes. This could not be happening. “You are bent, Lawson Vaughn,” she said, smacking his chest again.

“Then we make a good pair.”

This time, his lips were more insistent against hers, demanding and possessive. Zara closed her eyes and kissed him back. One of his hands went to the small of her back, and he drew her in close to his body, pressing her against the car frame and sinking his other hand into her hair.

He held her head as he parted her lips with the tip of his tongue, and she let go of the last of her hesitation and ahhed into his mouth. She ran her hands under his jacket, and the solid muscles of his back tightened under her palms. Rising up on her toes, she pulled their bodies even closer.

She wanted to forget about Yvette and Giovanni. She wanted to forget about being on the run from the police and whoever Yvette worked for. She wanted to forget she and Lawson were running out of people to trust.
At that moment, in the darkness of the French countryside, she wanted to forget all of it, to give up control and forget about everything except the tough, sexy man holding her close.



A little bit about Misty:

USA Today bestselling Author Misty Evans has published over twenty novels and writes romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. As a writing coach, she helps other authors bring their books – and their dreams of being published – to life.The books in her Super Agent series have won a CataNetwork Reviewers’ Choice Award, CAPA nominations, the New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2010 and the ACRA Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2011.Her Witches Anonymous series was dubbed a Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read. The Super Agent Series, Witches Anonymous Series, and the Kali Sweet Series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle bestsellers lists. Her culinary romantic mystery, THE SECRET INGREDIENT, and the first book in her Deadly series, DEADLY PURSUIT, are both USA TODAY bestsellers.Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and hanging out with her husband, twin sons, and two spoiled puppies.

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Giveaway:
Misty is giving away one digital copy of Operation Sheba, Book 1 in the Super Agent Series at each blog stop.
To be entered to win the digital copy of "Operation Sheba" leave a comment for Misty below. Contest will remain open until Friday. Winner will be chosen at random.

Please stop by the blogs listed below and show them some love and find out how you can enter the contest on their pages as well. Thank you.
Blog Tour Stops:

August 18, 2014
The Book Review             http://www.cluereview.blogspot.com
Cricket’s Chirps                http://www.cricketschirps.com
So Many Reads                 http://www.somanyreads.com
Aloha                                http://www.sosaloha.blogspot.com

August 19, 2014
A Closet Full Of Books   http://www.aclosetfullofbooks.com
Amy Manemann              http://www.amymanemann.blogspot.com
Happiness Is A Book       http://happinessbook.wordpress.com

August 20, 2014
Becky on Books…and Quilts      http://www.beckymmoe.com
Omnimystery News                     http://www.omnimysterynews.com
Reading on the Rocks                  http://www.readingontherocks.blogspot.com

August 21, 2014
Long and Short Reviews             http://www.longandshortreviews.com
Ramblings From This Chick       http://www.ramblingsfromthischick.blogspot.com
Romancing Rakes...                    http://romancingrakes4theluvofromance.blogspot.com
What I'm Reading                       http://sillymelody.blogspot.com
Sun Mountain Reviews               http://sunmountainreviews.wordpress.com

August 22, 2014
Em & M Books                  http://www.emandmbooks.com
Just The Write Stuff                   http://del227.wordpress.com
Romance Junkies                       http://www.romancejunkiesreviews.com