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Book Tour Spotlight & Giveaway! Bloodwite Series by Cecelia Mecca!





Today I am shining the spotlight on the first book in a new paranormal romance series and its prequel (which is free by the way) on this Funday Sunday! Bloodwite Series by Cecelia Mecca! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!







The Vampire's Temptation
Bloodwite Book 1
by Cecelia Mecca
Genre: Paranormal Romance


Even cursed blood can fall prey to love’s bite.
Kenton Morley and Lawrence Derrickson have hated each other since they were feuding border lords in medieval England and Scotland…seven hundred years ago.

When their bloodlines were cursed, birthing the world’s first vampires.
Their feud has carried through the centuries based on an old argument: Kenton seeks to destroy the Cheld—the only line of humans capable of killing their kind—while Lawrence seeks to save them.

It’s said that men can forget, but never forgive. It’s also said that true love knows no bounds.

When the vampires move to Stone Haven, Pennsylvania, Alessandra Fiore will find out firsthand which of those old adages is true.

It doesn’t matter whether she believes in vampires or not…
Because they believe in her. And she’s on the very cusp of discovering her dormant powers as a Cheld—a potential vampire hunter.

With both of these strangely wealthy newcomers’ storming into her sleepy, peaceful town, warning her to stay away from the other, what is a girl to do? Especially when Kenton—the one that supposedly wants to kill her—has a devilish twinkle in his eyes that she just can’t say no to?

No matter how dangerous she instinctively knows both men to be, strengths and powers of her own are beginning to bubble to the surface, encouraging her that she can take care of herself, thank you very much.

Love and Hate—two sides of the same coin. Literally.

The only thing left to do is flip that coin and hope for the best…to see which old saying is true. And how many innocents bet the wrong way.



Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42604651-the-vampire-s-temptation









The Healer's Curse
Bloodwite Prequel

Her intentions were pure. The outcome was wicked.
Lady Isobel brought death and destruction to the world, though she never meant to do it. Reliving her tale opens old wounds and horrifies the man she's chosen to transcribe it.

What has she done?

Nothing more than inadvertently create the first two vampire families who happen to despise each other. A seven hundred year old blood feud in the making. . .

The Healer's Curse is the origin to a love story so wickedly passionate, its heroine won't be the only one left shuddering.



***Get it FREE HERE!**






AVAILABLE in print or ebook


Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MJ9B8PG





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Cecelia Mecca is the author of steamy historical and paranormal romance that transports readers to another time and place.


Every heroine, from Lady Sara in the Border Series to Alessandra Fiore in Bloodwite, is your best friend– the one who kicks ass and takes names. When these ladies meet alpha-males who try to take control, sparks fly until the very last page.


Cecelia writes the bestselling Border Series which takes readers to an admittedly romanticized time of knights and castles in 13th century Northumbria along the Anglo-Scottish border. She’s also currently jumping into a new world which tests the patience of even the most steadfast romance heroine. After all, dealing with the ultimate bad boys– sexy, wealthy and swoon-worthy vampires– is not for the faint of heart.

Our Highlander-loving, vampire-writing author can be found in Northeast, Pennsylvania, chai in hand, thinking up new ways to tame both medieval and paranormal playboys. She is firmly House Stark and Gryffindor.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway with Excerpt! Lizzy’s Kiss (Savage Security #6) Karen Tjebben!





Come on in! Today we putting the spotlight on Lizzy’s Kiss – a psychological romantic suspense by Karen Tjebben! Enjoy & Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!





Psychological Romantic Suspense
Date Published: November 21, 2018



Lizzy Adams spent the summer pining for Tyson Smith, the sexy security agent whose instruction at a safety seminar saved her life. Now, every man she meets is measured against the absolute awesomeness of the brawny black man with the soulful eyes, the baritone voice that whispers over her like a velvet caress, and a smile that turns her knees to jelly. Now she just had to get him to notice her.


Tyson Smith had a lot of respect for Lizzy Adams, the spunky teacher who freed herself from the clutches of a deranged miscreant who’d wanted to take her hostage. But his concept of her wholesome ‘girl-next-door’ image was challenged the night she showed up at a company barbeque dressed as a flirty cowgirl. Always the gentleman, he managed to keep his eyes off her assets as she strolled around the farm. His mother had raised him better, but there was no denying that she was every man’s ‘American Beauty’ fantasy. But the night he’d shown up at her doorstep to help her out altered their relationship forever. Between the fear in her eyes and the baseball bat perched on her shoulder, his protective side surfaced, and he handed her a piece of his heart.


Their whirlwind romance is threatened when a man from Lizzy’s past attacks her. Sam Clark wants vengeance for his son. He blames the jurors from Jason’s trial for Jason’s death and crafts a hit list. But killing Lizzy, the scrappy survivor, is harder than he thought. After Sam fails at his first attempt on Lizzy’s life, he resolves to kill her before he’s forced into hiding. He just has to get past the big, black man who appointed himself Lizzy’s protector.




Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42743925-lizzy-s-kiss


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1031395


Romance.io - https://www.romance.io/books/5bf5035301dbc864fb94d0cc/lizzys-kiss-karen-tjebben




Lizzy’s Kiss is the 6th book in the Savage Security series.


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/220023-savage-security


1 Blood Kiss
2 Avenging Kiss
3 Coveted Kiss
4 Stolen Kiss
5 Grace’s Kiss
6 Lizzy’s Kiss





AVAILABLE in ebook


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Lizzys-Kiss-Savage-Security-Book-ebook/dp/B07JL1T247





Music danced through the air and led Lizzy to the barn. The large, red structure had been updated in the early 2000s. Her roommate, Grace, had spent many hours over the summer with the team from Savage Security transforming the barn from a working barn for animals to the company headquarters.


Voices and laughter came from inside. Lizzy approached the large barn doors that had been rolled open. She cradled the stacked dessert containers in the crook of her arm. Using her free hand to knock on the open door, she called out, “Hey”.

Grace Berry looked over her shoulder and spotted Lizzy. Grace couldn’t help but smile. Lizzy had come dressed to play. Her roommate’s brown hair was parted down the middle and braided into two French braids. With her cutoff jean shorts, red tank top, and cowboy boots, all she needed was a piece of hay to nibble to complete her cowgirl image. If Tyson had a thing for southern cowgirls, Lizzy would rock his world.


“Wow, you look adorable,” Grace called out as she set her paint roller in the paint tray. Taking a quick glance at her hands, she wiped them on her old, paint-splotched t-shirt and approached Lizzy. “Glad you made it.” Grace stepped up beside her and whispered, “You look great.”


“Ah,” Lizzy purred, doing her best to scan the area for Tyson. “Thanks. Since we’re in a barn, I figured I’d dress the part.” And hopefully catch Tyson’s eye with her sexy cowgirl look. She was hoping that her sweet but sexy demeanor would impress him.


Sam circled the apartment complex and made his way back to his car. Fate was on his side. Lizzy walked out of her apartment with two trash bags. He’d already scoped out the garbage dumpsters on an earlier trip. In order to keep the apartment complex looking nice, the dumpsters were behind the apartments, tucked away behind tall, wooden privacy fences. That would be the perfect place to take her. Let her die among the garbage and refuse of the community.


He picked up his pace and walked around the opposite side of the building as she walked around to the back on the other side. Glancing around, he looked for anyone who could interrupt his time with her.


Lizzy walked into the garbage area. Two large garbage dumpsters and two recycle dumpsters were tucked out of sight. Setting one of the bags on the ground, she swung the other bag into the garbage dumpster. The plastic bag disappeared into the dumpster. Grabbing the remaining bag, she hefted it into the dumpster too.


Sam stepped behind the wooden slats and watched as she tossed the bags into the dumpster. Her back was to him. The thought of dumping her body into the dumpster brought a smile to his lips. She’d just disappear from sight without a trace. But if her body was discovered, it would be obvious that she’d been purposely disposed of. That revelation would destroy the appearance of a natural, fluke death.


No. He could not throw her away. He could leave her body to be discovered in the garbage area. That would have to be good enough.


Turning around, Lizzy came to a stop when she noticed him. Her lips arched into a gentle smile, but then she paused. The smile slid off her face.


“Hi,” she said, pausing for a moment to take the man in. Was he the same guy that nearly bumped into her minutes earlier? He didn’t have any trash bags. Why was he back here? The beginning tremors of her flight or fight response zapped to life inside her gut.


“Hello,” he replied with a smirk.

That one word, laced with anger, brought a chill down her spine.


He pulled the cap off the needle but kept it hidden in his hands. His knuckles were white from clenching the needle in front of him so tightly. She wouldn’t get past him.


She’d been attacked before. She knew that a stranger could go from intimidating to dangerous in a heartbeat. “Can I help you?” she asked, her voice full of anxiety. “Are you looking for something?”


Sam couldn’t help but taunt her. “I’m looking for you.” He hoped the admission scared her. He wanted to treasure this interaction. Maybe it would replace the nightmares that haunted him.


Lizzy cocked her head to the side, “You were looking for me? Why?” The sinister look in his eyes confirmed the warning bells clanging in her ears.


“Don’t I look familiar?” he asked, taking a step towards her.


This was way past creepy. “Do I know you from somewhere?” Her eyebrows pulled together as she desperately tried to place him. Where had she seen his face before?


“That’s because we’ve met.” He took a step towards her, a fake smile plastered on his face. Once he got close to her, he could slide the needle into her flesh with very little chance of a fight. If it did come to a fight, he knew he’d win. He may be nearing retirement age, but he was still stronger and bigger than her.


“Huh,” she looked around for something to pick up to use as a weapon in case she needed to defend herself. Rocks and some sticks lay on the ground along the fence wall, but she’d never get to them before he’d get to her.


Her flight or fight response flooded her body with adrenaline. Her pulse beat wildly and sweat coated her. “You do look a little familiar. Do you have a child at Carrisburg Elementary School?” If this was a parent from school, this scary vibe would be a first. Parents were always friendly when they saw her outside of school but following her to her apartment building and the trash bin was beyond disturbing.


She tried to think back to her list of students. Did any of them have special arrangements because of family issues? Any custody issues or abusive parents that she needed to be aware of? She didn’t recall any.


Sam bit out a harsh grunt. “No. You don’t know me from school, but you do know my son. His name is Jason. Does that name ring a bell?” Would the callous bitch recognize Jason’s name?


“Umm,” she mumbled. She’d had a Jason a few years ago, but this man didn’t look like his dad.


Sam stood shocked, angered, ready to blow. “You dumb bitch,” he seethed. “You don’t even remember the young man you destroyed. The life you tossed away,” he motioned with his arm as if he were throwing something away.


Damn! Lizzy had no idea what he was talking about, but she knew enough to recognize crazy and dangerous. “I’m sorry. I think you have the wrong person,” she stated as firmly as she could. Should she try to rationalize with the man? Get him to see that she is not the person he’s looking for?


“I’ve never killed anyone, not even by accident,” she stated. She’d been in a fender bender a few years ago, but everyone had been fine. There hadn’t even been a boy in either of the cars.


Her mind screamed for her to run, to get away from this man, but logic kept her feet planted. She had nowhere to go. He blocked the exit. If she ran, she’d be running towards him. And the wooden fencing that surrounded her on all the other sides cut off any chance of escape.


“Jason Clark,” Sam said the name with perfect enunciation. There would be no mistaking the name he said. “Does that ring a bell?” His grimace took on the diabolical look of Pennywise.


Lizzy took in a strangled breath as memories of Jason and his father on the witness stand rushed through her mind. Jason had murdered a man, and she’d sent him to jail.





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Karen Tjebben lives in central North Carolina with her wonderful husband, twin daughters, and two hamsters. When her girls left for kindergarten, Karen discovered that she needed to fill her days with something, and that was the beginning of her new career in writing. She loves to create worlds filled with unique characters that she hopes will delight and raise goose bumps on her readers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and seeing the world through her daughters' eyes.





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review 2018-08-31 11:00
Blog Tour with Giveaway & Release Week Review! Making Chase (Chase Brothers #4) Lauren Dane!
Making Chase (The Chase Brothers, Book 4) by Dane, Lauren (2008) Paperback - Lauren Dane




The Chase boys. Ridiculously hot and notoriously single.


All of Petal, Georgia, is waiting for the last Chase brother to fall. At least, that’s how it feels to firefighter Matt Chase, who’s getting a little anxious himself. His brothers have all found love—why hasn’t he? But fate, in the form of a curvaceous hairdresser, is about to change that.

Salon owner Tate Murphy has come a long way from her trailer-park roots, taking care of her seven siblings along the way. Even though she’s put the past behind her, she knows someone like Matt Chase is way out of her league. But that doesn’t stop her from getting a good eyeful every chance she gets.


When a car accident throws them together, Tate gets more than an eyeful—she gets the whole package. Not that she’s complaining. But when small-town bias and her own insecurities get in the way of their relationship, Matt will have to prove he doesn’t care where she came from…only where she goes.


The Chase is on. One small town. Four hot brothers. And enough heat to burn up anyone who dares to get close. Don’t miss the other books in the series: Taking Chase, Giving Chase and Chased.


Making Chase by Lauren Dane
Series Chase Brothers
Genre Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher Carina Press
Publication Date August 28, 2018



The town of Petal, Georgia is waiting for Matt Chase to fall including Matt. Tate Murphy has come a long way but feels that Matt is out of her league. Fate is about to step in.


There’s no getting around the fact that readers love a good love story and this is just such a book. Matt and Tate are both strong, appealing characters that readers easily fall in love with as they both have their vulnerabilities that make them insecure but human which also adds realism to the story. The romance is sweet but full of emotional turmoil while the passion is hot and heats up the pages with lots of sizzling chemistry.


The plot is set a steady pace and flows smoothly throughout this romance with lots of intriguing and sensitive events that tug at reader’s hearts and really make it easy to connect with the characters as they struggle with their issues and to overcome the town’s opinion that these two don’t belong together in anyway. The small town atmosphere adds ambiance and more intensity to the story and readers get quite a few chuckles throughout the story as the town’s matriarch does her best to help the couple along the way and other family members cause some strife but also contribute to the couple’s relationship which also adds to the convincing feel of the story. The entire series is one that readers can’t help but be charmed by and of course the Chase brothers are sexy and easily fell in love with, and Matt and Tate’s romance is probably the most heartfelt one of the series.


Author - http://www.laurendane.com/books/making-chase/


Add Making Chase to your shelves at:


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40605125-making-chase


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/making-chase-by-lauren-dane-2018-08-27




Making Chase is the 4th book in the Chase Brothers series


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/42329-chase-brothers



Author - http://www.laurendane.com/connected-books/chase-brothers/



Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CZMPZHM?ref=series_rw_dp_labf



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GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS: Open to internationally. One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Carina Press. Giveaway ends 9/3/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Limit one entry per reader. Duplicates will be deleted.






The story goes like this - While on pregnancy bed rest, LAUREN DANE had plenty of down time so her husband took her comments about "giving that writing thing a serious go" to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it before it gave up the ghost. Even better, she sold that book and never looked back.


Today Lauren is a New York Times bestselling author of over fifty novels and novellas across several genres.


Website http://www.laurendane.com/

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Review: The Tea Planter's Wife
The Tea Planter's Wife - Dinah Jefferies

The Tea Planter's wife is a mysterious sweet, loving story.  It starts out with Gwen coming to Ceylon to be with her husband.


You go allow with Gwen with her struggles and learning curves of being a mother and wife to her twins and what is going on with Ceylon culture.


When one of her children is colored she does not know if it was her husband or someone else's child. She fights with herself when she gives her daughter to a village. That is when she gives birth to her twins. She has a household servant named Naveena. 


Gwen had to deal with not only decision to what she made but also her sister in law. She dealt with that and her raising her son. You are lean so much history and culture of Ceylon at that time as well.  You meet  Tamil and Sinhalese worker that were part of Tea Plantation.

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Andersonville blog tour + giveaway
Andersonville - Edward M. Erdelac


Hydra | Aug 18, 2015 | 272 Pages


Readers of Stephen King and Joe Hill will devour this bold, terrifying new novel from Edward M. Erdelac. A mysterious man posing as a Union soldier risks everything to enter the Civil War’s deadliest prison—only to find a horror beyond human reckoning.

Georgia, 1864. Camp Sumter, aka Andersonville, has earned a reputation as an open sewer of sadistic cruelty and terror where death may come at any minute. But as the Union prisoners of war pray for escape, cursing the fate that spared them a quicker end, one man makes his way into the camp purposefully.

Barclay Lourdes has a mission—and a secret. But right now his objective is merely to survive the hellish camp. The slightest misstep summons the full fury of the autocratic commander, Captain Wirz, and the brutal Sergeant Turner. Meanwhile, a band of shiftless thieves and criminals known as the “Raiders” preys upon their fellow prisoners. Barclay soon finds that Andersonville is even less welcoming to a black man—especially when that man is not who he claims to be. Little does he imagine that he’s about to encounter supernatural terrors beyond his wildest dreams . . . or nightmares.

Advance praise for Andersonville
“The true story of Andersonville is one of unimaginable horror and human misery. It’s a testament to his unmatched skill as a storyteller that Edward M. Erdelac is not only able to capture that horror but to add another level of supernatural terror and reveal that the darkest evil of all resides in the human soul. Highly recommended to fans of horror and history alike.”—Brett J. Talley, Bram Stoker Award–nominated author of That Which Should Not Be and He Who Walks in Shadow

Andersonville is a raw, groundbreaking supernatural knuckle-punch. Erdelac absolutely owns Civil War and Wild West horror fiction.”—Weston Ochse, bestselling author of SEAL Team 666

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I'm not familiar with the Andersonville prison since I'm not American, so I "enjoyed" getting a history lesson with a paranormal twist. It was truly awful how the people were treated there and making it a battle between good and evil was a very interesting plot. In real life it was just ordinary people acting like demons, here we actually have real demons. Barclay Lourdes is a great main character, in the beginning you really don't know what he is up to when it jumps on the train boarded for Andersonville. Was it a mistake or does he have a plan? And, the reason for Barclay to be there is revealed as the story progress and I found it to be really intriguing to read about it all.

This is a really good horror book. The fact that it's based on a real place and the transgressions that happened on there makes it even better. It's an evil place and the paranormal part of the story is woven so good into the history of the place.

I hope this isn't the only book with Barclay Lourdes, I hope to see more book with him and those around him.



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About Edward M. Erdelac


Edward M. Erdelac is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the author of six novels (including the acclaimed weird western series Merkabah Rider) and several short stories. He is an independent filmmaker, award-winning screenwriter, and sometime Star Wars contributor. Born in Indiana, educated in Chicago, he resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife and a bona fide slew of children and cats.










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Edward M. Erdelac’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, August 17th: Stephanie’s Book Reviews….100 Pages a Day

Tuesday, August 18th: Fourth Street Review

Tuesday, August 18th: Bibliotica

Wednesday, August 19th: The Reader’s Hollow

Wednesday, August 19th: Tynga’s Reviews

Thursday, August 20th: A Book Geek

Monday, August 24th: Bewitched Bookworms

Tuesday, August 25th: Kissin’ Blue Karen

Thursday, August 27th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Friday, August 28th: Vic’s Media Room

Monday, August 31st: It’s a Mad Mad World

Tuesday, September 1st: SJ2B House of Books

Wednesday, September 2nd: Historical Fiction Obsession

Thursday, September 3rd: Kimberly’s Bookshelf

Friday, September 4th: Jenn’s Bookshelves

Monday, September 7th: From the TBR Pile

TBD: Kari J. Wolfe.


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