Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Countdown to Being Prince Charming by D.L. Jackson

Countdown to Being Prince Charming, commences.
             Sometimes fairytales come true....
  They say write what you love, and nothing is nearer or dearer to my heart than the military. Every man or woman in uniform has a story or two they could tell you. As the daughter of an Air Force veteran, granddaughter of a WWII naval hero, wife of an Army grunt, daughter in law of a female Marine (yes my mother in law), mother of a Marine and Army combat medic, I have a lot of connections with the military. But the biggest connection, the reason I write stories about love in combat boots, is that I’m an Army veteran. I believe some of the greatest love stories take place in uniform.
   The military is a brother and sisterhood you have to experience to understand. Inside this world there are struggles, victories, heartbreak and romances, and I hope my tales can bring some of that to you, my readers—the good times, and sometimes, the hard times. In my humble opinion, nobody deserves to have their stories told more. There are no heroes larger in life, than those that place their lives on the line every day serving our country.
     What’s not to love?
   So, what’s the next fairytale, military romance coming down the pipeline?
   For those of you who have been asking what comes after Cinderella Wore Combat boots, and does Gunny have a story? He does it’s called Being Prince Charming.
   “You’re no Prince Charming.”
   Words screamed in anger, an empty nest, empty life--there are a lot of reasons people divorce. For Gunny, a diehard Marine who refuses to give up the Corps, and Lissa his wife of over twenty years, the reason isn’t a good one. When words exchanged in anger morph beyond their control, Lissa leaves and August doesn’t go after her, letting his pride get in the way.
   Two years later, Lissa is about to move on with her life and marry another man, except her reason isn’t the right one either.    Her heart still belongs to a Marine she left behind.
   Now, an unexpected gift in the form of a 1Night Stand may change everything.
   August is back, looking for a second chance, but this time he isn’t letting Lissa walk away without a fight. He’s thrown everything he’s got into their date to prove that he can still be her Prince Charming. But if he can’t convince her in one night it’s for keeps, he may very well lose the only woman he’s ever loved.
Lissa never returned, going home to where they’d been high school sweethearts, even if her family had long since moved on. Gunny crumpled the divorce decree and tossed it in the trash, refusing to hold onto the one souvenir he’d retained from his marriage with Lissa. Gone were their wedding pictures, the dishes, pots and pans, everything that had made their off-camp apartment a home, including the woman he still loved. He surveyed the room. Except for a few pieces of plastic outdoor furniture, the apartment sat empty as his life.
No matter how he tried, he couldn’t wrap his mind around the finality and accept it. Marines didn’t give up. He picked up his bags and walked out the door, not bothering to lock it behind him.
Anyone who wanted it could have the remnants of his life. He’d finally retired from the Marines and, thanks to Cori, had secured a job working for Sol’s company, Protect and Serve. Not that it mattered. Without Lissa, he had no reason to care, but it would help him to get by until he could figure out how to get his wife back.
Make that ex-wife.
And he would find a way. Eventually, she’d come to her senses. No one could turn love off. He’d be the one to know. His heart ached constantly for the woman he’d once had. He’d been an idiot not to listen to what she said, to put the Corps before her. Hindsight being twenty-twenty and all that, he decided he needed to man up, improvise, adapt, and overcome.
August strode up to the unsexiest vehicle a man could own, a fifteen-year-old minivan with rusty doors, a black cloud of smoke that followed wherever he drove it, and a driver’s side door that wouldn’t open. He tossed his bags in the rear cargo area and climbed over the passenger seat to take his place behind the wheel. Patting his pockets, he searched for his key and extracted it, wondering why he even bothered to remove it from the ignition. A thief would be doing him a favor to steal it.

Thanks to all who allowed me to guest blog today. To one lucky commenter, I am giving away a copy of Cinderella Wore Combat Boots. I will draw a name from my virtual hat and post the winner’s name in the comments section. Please be sure to leave your email addy, so I can contact you if you are my winner.


D. L. Jackson

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dragon's Breath by Kali Willows

Fan The Flames!

Eternal suffering is the fate dealt to Roark Blackwell. A fierce protector under a curse, he longs for a woman can never have. By day, a hideous stone creature, and by night, a flesh and blood immortal, starving for the touch of a single woman. After centuries of torment, he takes his destiny into his own hands and seeks the help of Madame Evangeline. For a single night, he wants to feed his carnal cravings, but what happens when morning comes? 

Living dangerously comes second nature to Kaida Lee. Struggling with her dark sexual appetite, her fiery temper and her ancient lineage makes finding an ideal match impossible. A descendent of the dragon, she has a genetic burden that no mere mortal could withstand. Having two cousins succeed in romance with the aid of their friend Madame Eve, she seeks satisfaction through the services of 1Night Stand.

Madame Eve comes through again in yet another awesome 1NS by Kali Willows. While I like Yong and Tatsu's story's better, this one still brought me to tears and made me we to scream and yell at the unfairness of it all!
  I've read several books by this awesome author and each one has kept me turning the pages to find out what happens next. 
  Dragon's Breath is definitely a must read if you're in love with Kali's Dragons, and I know I for one am!
 Can't wait to read more from this delightful author!

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ivan's Captive Submissive by Ann Mayburn

Ivan's Captive Submissive by Ann Mayburn

    When Gia Lopez signs up for the Submissive's Wish Charity Auction she has no idea that she's about to be bought by a Russian Dom who will do anything to make her fantasies come true. Including staging an elaborate kidnapping that Gia believes is real. Ivan is instantly drawn to Gia and he wants to be the best Master she's ever had. As he spends time with Gia he begins to have intense feelings for the strong, independent, and sexy American woman. He's only won a week of her service but wishes to keep her forever.
    Unaware of Ivan’s true feelings, Gia fights her growing emotional attachment to him. All she wants is to settle down with a nice Dom in the United States, continue her career, and live a normal life. However, Ivan sets a plan into motion that will push Gia to all of her limits and take her on a global journey of self-discovery, extreme pleasure, and love.

Warning: Contains Erotic Spanking, Subspace, f/f situations, a devastatingly sexy Dom who knows what he wants, and a submissive who just might be ready to give him what he needs.

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REVIEW: Holy freaking tie me up too please and thank you!!!

  *FANS SELF*  This story was HOTT, HOTT, HOTT from the word go!!
I couldn't get enough of Gia and Ivan, HELL the russian accent alone and I would have been "yes sir, whatever you say sir!"

  The whole concept of being auctioned off to the highest bidder sounds like a TON of fun! I personally am not into the capture, forced seduction them, but Hey if thats what turns your crank *shrugs*
  And of course we have the issues that each of us come with when we enter into a new relationship.
  Ann's way of writing her characters brings them to life in such a way that you feel as if they could walk off the page.
  Their vulnerabilities, their strengths but most of all the Heart of the character comes out in her writing.
  I've read quite a few books by the wonderful Ms. Mayburn, and it has certainly been a fascinating ride to see her work develope and mature with each new book.
  Ivan's Captive Submissive definitely takes you to the "darker" side of BDSM, but it doesn't make it sound like its horrible for needing that extra bit of kink. In fact, for me at least, it made me go "Hmmmm....that sounds interesting." ^__^

I for one cannot wait to read more of this series as it comes out.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Return of The Assassin by Donya Lynne

All the King's Men - Book 5

3rd place winner - RWA Heart of the West contest 

"If you've been waiting for the next Black
Dagger Brotherhood, this is it..." -GraveTells

  Assassin Gina Carano doesn't have time for love. In fact, the last thing she wants is a mate. But Gina can't stop thinking about Malek, the handsome AKM enforcer she met in Chicago. And now she's beginning to fear Malek's memory is the reason
for her crippling panic attacks, which have assaulted her relentlessly since she left him.

   Malek has never dealt with the centuries-old death of his first mate, but now that he's formed a new mating link to Gina, he has no choice. Stuck between the agony of mourning and the despair of being without Gina, his mind fractures as he attempts to reconcile the two halves of himself.
   When Gina botches a hit on two vicious vampires in Miami, she reluctantly flees back to Chicago, where Malek must choose between the past and the future before he loses Gina forever.

     Warning: This bookcontains explicit sexual content, sensitive subject matter, references to non-traditional/alternative
lifestyles, and strong profanity.

Review Rating: FIVE STARS

Review From the get go this book is filled with action, sass, and best of all true love. <3 <3 ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!
 One heart beaten and broken by the lose of a beloved mate, fractures as he can't accept his new mate before him without losing the memory of his first.
 One heart sliced and diced by an abusive mate, panics at the thought of mating again.
 Can Malek and Gina learn to put their pasts behind them in time to save them both?  
  >>Insert dramatic music<<

  You get to meet some new faces that are added to the AKM family, and see the familiar as well come together in support of Malek and Gina. What makes this such a great read, and one of the best of the series so far is the way that Donya brings them into the story.
  For instance one of the new faces that you are briefly introduced to is Kieran (if your're a part of her readers group on FB, then you know this guy will eventually get his own book) was brutally experimented  upon  by Bishop in the labs, and is rescued by Trace and Io when they rescue Miriam (Rebel Obsession)
  You also meet some new baddies....Searcy and Vaydon Aka The Dacians =__= Uber nasty ass wipes with a god complex chip on their shoulders.
  My personal fave though would have to be Brak.....TRACE'S TWIN BROTHER!!!!! Yes, ladies the uber powerful, and smexy Trace has a twin. I for one certainly can't wait to find out whats in store for him. *sighs dreamily* 
  Having been with this story since the Beta stage, it was truly awesome to see, what even then was an epic tale, come to life even more after being fine tuned.
  But back to the book ^__^
  Both Malek and Gina have been in The Suffering, and they've both been denying it BIG TIME (De Nile, isn't just a river in Egypt ya know) But due to a fudge up of EPIC world ending proportions, Gina and her friend/boss of The Knights of Justice (KOJU) retreat to Chicago. Where....Malek is, once there Gina discovers just how much the guy is hurting, but its not until one MAJOR F-up by Malek that things really collesque for the two.
  Add to all the mating drama Bishop needs to cover his ass, so he has "the phantom" to kill the two Dreck that are currently in King Bain's dungeon, but who is this phantom you ask....Mwahahahahaha I'm not saying.
  But where do the Dacians come in, well they are at the beginning, middle, and the end. They have big plans to over throw King Bain, and kill anyone that doesn't agree with them....Have I mentioned they're Freaking Nasty!
   I can't really say much more about this book without giving away sooo much more, so I'm leaving this hear and you'll just have to go read the book to see how it all comes together and how it all ends unexpectedly. 3:)

  Next up in this epic series is Bound Guardian Angel (Traces book) *SQUEE* So be on the look out for that and Good Karma (Book 1 of The Mark Strong Chronicles)
  To keep up with Donya and her teasing ways, be sure to join her ALL THE KINGS MEN READERS GROUP on FB. We have LOADS of fun chatting, sharing pictures and Donya LOVES to drop tidbits about her books. Damn tease of an author! =__= 

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  And don't forget Donya does have a Blog Tour going on right now, she'll be making her stop here on December 5th to answer some questions. So stop by each of the blogs, and register to win some pretty spiffy prizes one of which is a much coveted AKM Blanket with all the book covers on it. YAY! Who wouldn't want to win that, right!