• Review: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

    "The Forgotten Beasts of Eld" is a delightful story, wonderfully woven with poetic prose. Phillip’s has a distinctly lyrical voice and her words flow on the page. Myths and legends come alive, riddles abound, and magic seeps through each word. This is...

  • Article: Paranormal Romance Reading List & Sales 9.13.17

    Hi Readers, I'm a paranormal romance lover just like you. I've been reading PNR for over 20 years and have fallen in love with so many great series and authors. My goal with this newsletter is to share with you some of the awesome books and authors that...

  • Review: The Silvers

    "The Silvers" is a unique science fiction story. It's a bit different than anything I've read before. Humans have gone to the Silver Planet to look for water. They find native people and they are so placid that the human crew does not think they are intelligent...

  • Article: Kindle Deal: Hunter's Claim - The Alliance Book 1 by S.E. Smith

    .99 Sale (Limited Time) Jesse Sampson and her two younger sisters have lived a hard life on the streets of Seattle, Washington for the past several years. Four years before the Earth received its first visitors from space causing mass fear. Alone in a...

  • Review: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

    It is very rare to come across a short story collection that can have so much to tell readers that go beyond the stories within it. That is the experience that I had when I read the book The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu. Here was a book that did not just...

  • Article: Paranormal Romance Binge - A Book Gifting Event

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  • Review: Hers, Untamed A Science Fiction Romance

    Alyssa has finally saved up money to purchase a "pet". Jax is a feral animal-alien male who Alyssa jumps at. Jax has no desire to be the sex toy of Alyssa. From the get go he wants nothing more than to be free, but neither can deny there's a sexual attraction....

  • Article: Heart of Stone by Cathryn Cade - Free Romance Read

    He's a reformed space pirate ... or is he? On the planet of Frontiera, Rose Thorne is out to save her brother. But when she holds his disreputable boss at gunpoint, Stone Masterson shows her just how ruthless he can be ... and how tender. Their passion...

  • Article: Cupcakes & Books ($850 in Prizes) Reader Scavenger Hunt 2017 (Sep 1 - 22)

    34 AUTHOR'S 128 WINNERS $850 IN PRIZES Back to school is the name of the game, but adults need to have fun too. Get entered to win big in the Cupcakes and Books Web Hunt. Grand Prize: $100 Amazon eGift Card $25 Amazon eGift Cards (2 Winners) $10 Amazon...

  • Article: The Lost Knight $25 Amazon Card and eBook Contest From Candy Atkins

    Enter to win an awesome Amazon Gift Card and an eBook from author Candy Atkins. Blog Post Comment: If you can only adopt one, which will it be: Unicorn, Pegasus or Dragon? The Lost Knight - The Lost Knight, #1 How am I supposed to save the world when...

  • Article: 22 Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Book Releases

    Well, that went by fast. I think this was the shortest summer ever. I blinked and it was gone. And then there were three...meaning my household that held a family of four now houses only three because my baby girl is six hours away at college *sniffle*....

  • Article: True Blood & Comic Con 2017 – Apples to Oranges

    When someone finds out that you are going to the San Diego Comic Convention people tend to ask you what celebrity are you going to try to see? They don’t often like my realistic answer. Attending an event with over 100,000 people, who often want...

  • Article: Depravity: A Beauty and the Beast Novel - A Beastly Tale Book 1 by M.J. Haag - Free Romance Book

    ** Adult Romance, Part 1 of 3 ** Benella is concerned with two things--avoiding the two village boys who torment her and scrounging for food to help feed her family. Unfortunately, the best wild fruit and vegetables are near the walls of the estate, a...

  • Review: The Blockade First Salik War, #3

    “The Blockade” by Jean Johnson is the final book in this particular trilogy. I enjoy the interactions between the main characters and I love the psi elements of this series but for some reason I wasn’t as enthralled as I usually am with this author’s...

  • Review: So I Married a Sorcerer The Embraced, #2

    Kerrelyn Sparks quickly drew me back into the world of her Embraced series in "So I Married a Sorcerer". In this second installment she takes readers on a high sea adventure that includes pirates, princes, dragons and evil villians. By the end readers...

  • Article: Cover Reveal: His Virgin Bride by Grace Goodwin

    After a life on the streets, Katie chooses the Interstellar Brides Program for a chance at a new life, a new identity. But when she arrives on Everis, her Marked Mate refuses to claim her. As an Elite Hunter, Bryn has to travel to Hyperion, a known world...

  • Review: Urban Enemies

    "Urban Enemies" edited by Joseph Nassise is an anthology featuring Urban Fantasy authors writing from the perspective of villains. If you are new to Urban Fantasy or love to root for the bad guy, then this anthology is for you. Some familiar faces, like...

  • Review: Dragon Foretold Dragon Point Book 4

    Raise your hand if you would enjoy a vacation in a pit? Didn't think so. My hands are kind of tied since I don't want to reveal too much, but needless to say the hero to Sue-Ellen's heroine is a tad bit eccentric. He does like his existence in the bowels...

  • Review: Terran

    In "Terran" Cara Bristol takes us back to the planet of Parseon with it's alphas and betas. It's a very male dominated world where women are the lowest of the low. But some men and women are trying to change that. In this second installment we have a...

  • Review: Graveyard Shift

    This was an exciting and fun start to a new urban fantasy series. I was immediately intrigued when I saw one of the main characters was a pharaoh and mummy. I love seeing unusual paranormal creatures in books and this is one I've never read about before...

  • Article: Winners: Summer Fun 2017 (Jul 19 - Aug 9)

    This Event is Now Over 36 AUTHORS OVER 90 WINNERS $900 IN PRIZES Jo Anne Potter Vincenti $100 Lisa Ward $50 Jodi Hunter $50 Melanie Bracco $25 Marcia Woodell $25 Melissa Murray Quintanilla $25 Sandra Curiel $25 Shelley Gladden $10 Linda Buzard-Moffitt...

  • Review: Blood Eclipse Blood Eclipse #1

    AJ Llewellyn and DJ Manly come together to make one great vampire story. It was hot and steamy, and I loved it. The characters jumped off the page and into my room and I almost thought they would reach out and touch me. I would love to see a sequel...

  • Article: Baking Literary Bread, Part 1: The Basic Ingredients Every Story Must Have to Succeed by Shana Figueroa

    Everybody who's ever attempted to bake a delicious loaf of bread from scratch knows firsthand the endeavor is part art, part science. The delicate balance of flavors and textures—that’s art. Ensuring the loaf doesn’t dissolve into a...

  • Review: Heartstone

    “Heartstone” by Elle Katharine White is a fun fantasy tale that pays homage to one of my favorite historical romances, “Pride and Prejudice.” I was fascinated to read this parallel story that features dragons and wyverns and other amazing creatures and...

  • Review: The City of Ice Gates of the World, #2

    I did not get an opportunity to read the first book in this series, but I enjoyed this sequel. The Kressind siblings all seem to be in the thick of things at all times. And generally it is because of the choices they make. Trassan has a great iron ship...

  • Review: Generation Decks The Unofficial History of Gaming Phenomenon Magic: The Gathering

    This is the amazing true story of how Magic: The Gathering became the card game it is today. It is an in depth look at the industries involved and how this game influenced millions of people by looking at the origins back in the early '90's and how much...

  • Review: Owl and the Japanese Circus Owl, #1

    "Owl and the Japanese Circus" is the first book in the Adventures of Owl series. The book starts off with us meeting Alix aka Owl, an ex-archaeologist student turned international antiquities thief, who is getting chased by powerful vampires who want...

  • Review: Trustworthy

    This was a super unique second chance story set in a futuristic type sci fi world. Ivo and Mack were lovers when they were young and then a tragic incident happens. It's years later and we find Ivo has no memory of his past. A series of events lead him...

  • Article: Must Read Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy - Aug 2017

    Where has the time gone? It was just May and now we’re drifting into the dog days of summer…and the day I send my baby girl off to college looms just around the corner *sniff*. This summer has been so crazy busy I’ve hardly had a chance...

  • Article: Bolder and Older: Interview With Elliott Baker

    I had it pointed out me that men can have their first book publish after fifty also. Note taken and I invited the multi-talented, Elliott Baker to share a bit about his and his Sun God’s Heir series. So without further ado, let’s get out guest...

  • Review: Paper and Fire The Great Library, #2

    “Paper and Fire” by Rachel Caine takes up where “Ink and Bone” left off, immersing the reader back in the complicated world ruled by the Library and those who oversee it. The surprising revelation on the first page was a welcome discovery and it intensifies...

  • Review: The Waking Fire The Draconis Memoria, #1

    “The Waking Fire” by Anthony Ryan was a delightful surprise to me, as I had not read any stories by this author before yet was intrigued by his blurb. I love stories that unfold gradually and keep me wondering about the world and the author did a great...

  • Review: The Shadowed Path

    “The Shadowed Path: A Jonmarc Vahanian Collection” by Gail Z. Martin is a collection of short stories that give vivid glimpses of the events that shaped Jonmarc Vahanian. To someone unfamiliar with this remarkably capable individual, this is a wonderful...

  • Review: Space Dog

    Never judge a book by its' cover. Good advice. Both Natalie and Rory have made assumptions based on appearance, and both are wrong. Natalie uses her expertise as a NASA employee, and a paranormal romance fan, to save the mission she and Rory have been...

  • Review: Game on Askole Coletti Warlords, #7

    I love the Coletti series and devour them immediately upon receipt. This was no exception but I must admit I struggled with the tentacle issue. I liked Tihar in "Vexing Voss" and there was some foreshadowing in that book. Once I kind of erased his less...

  • Review: A Kiss before Doomsday A Dru Jasper Novel, #2

    Another stellar novel by Laurence McNaughton featuring Dru's and Greyson's adventures into Doomsday! Great action and plot devices keep this novel rolling along as Dru and Greyson try to prevent Doomsday from happening. Sometimes good character development...

  • Review: The Last Days of Magic

    "The Last Days of Magic", by Mark Tompkins, is a very well written book. The author intermingles history, legends, and magic quite well. I found the characters fascinating and enjoyed following each one of them throughout the book. Anyone who loves magic,...

  • Review: Learning the Hard Way 1

    Mike is a mercenary for the law. He ends up in prison where he quickly learns he's a pawn in a bunch of games. He's won in a fight by Keelan and the two men begin working together to survive. It's more an alliance than friendship at the beginning. Over...

  • Review: The Reluctant Queen The Queens of Renthia, #2

    I didn't know what to except when I went into “The Reluctant Queen”. You guys know that for the most part I don't read book synopsis. I just dive right into the story. Especially when its books to series that I die hard loved. This one was one of those....

  • Review: Red Sister Book of the Ancestor, #1

    "Red Sister" is the first book in a new series by Mark Lawrence. I honestly don't have a lot to say about this book. The premise sounds very interesting and unique. However, in execution I find the book to be very slow. So slow in fact that I could not...

  • Review: The Man of Legends

    "The Man of Legends", by Kenneth Johnson, is nothing less than phenomenal. Will, who goes by many other names throughout time, is a fascinating character. It boggles the mind to think of everything he has and will see during his existence. I enjoyed the...

  • Article: Must Read Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy - July 2017

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  • Article: Wynonna Earp – Apples to Oranges

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  • Article: More From My Favorite Series - Melting Pot

    I’ve been kinda snowed under with work since – like – March, so I’ve been a bit out of the loop on new releases from my favorite authors. Discovering that Matt Wallace had a new Sin du Jour Affair novella released in May was one...

  • Review: Shattered Spear The Lost Stars

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  • Review: Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs

    Orsinia: For most of us, we are born, we live, and we die. That’s the way it is and the way it always has been. But there are some others of us who are born with a very special fire that resides within the soul. We don’t recognize this fire exists until...

  • Review: Nebula Awards Showcase 2017

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  • Review: Dragon Unleashed Dragon Point Book 3

    I loved this fast paced story that had a narcissistic snob as a hero. And he's not your average hero, he's a dragon and that so makes everything alright. Tomas was an absolute delight in his dry wit and sarcasm ready to flay whoever got in his path. As...

  • Review: Shadowcaster Shattered Realms, #2

    “Shadowcaster” has a perfect blend of action, characters, battles and omg cliffhangers!!! So be warned! If you loved book one you WILL die hard love this story! It doesn't pick up where book one ends off. I won't tell you any more than that. Overall,...

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The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy


A HAWK’S PLEDGE

The Twelve Kingdoms rest uneasy under their new High Queen, reeling from civil war and unchecked magics. Few remember that other powers once tested their borders—until a troop of foreign warriors emerges with a challenge . . .

Jepp has been the heart of the queen’s elite guard, her Hawks, since long before war split her homeland. But the ease and grace that come to her naturally in fighting leathers disappears when battles turn to politics. When a scouting party arrives from far-away Dasnaria, bearing veiled threats and subtle bluffs, Jepp is happy to let her queen puzzle them out while she samples the pleasures of their prince’s bed.

But the cultural norms allow that a Dasnarian woman may be wife or bed-slave, never her own leader—and Jepp’s light use of Prince Kral has sparked a diplomatic crisis. Banished from court, she soon becomes the only envoy to Kral’s strange and dangerous country, with little to rely on but her wits, her knives—and the smolder of anger and attraction that burns between her and him . . .