Monday, April 18, 2016

Blog Tour/Review/Giveaway: Impulsive Destiny by Cassandra Lawson

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Tensions in the born vampire territory are high as intrigue and betrayal threaten to tear apart the main vampire council. In the center of it all is a woman who remembers nothing beyond the day before the initial Moon virus outbreak.
Lexi has been called crazy more than once in her life, so when she finds herself in a creek with no clue how she got there, she assumes she’s finally lost her mind. That is until she discovers her frightening heritage and ends up in the care of a sexy shapeshifter who refuses to accept that she’s too much trouble. As Lexi comes to terms with who she is, an unknown enemy is determined to use her as a weapon against her father. Will she end up being little more than a pawn in a madman’s scheme?
Zane has always been impulsive and somewhat irresponsible, knowing that as the youngest, his father doesn’t expect much from him. That is until his father’s position as leader of the lynx shapeshifters is threatened, and he issues Zane an ultimatum—find a mate or accept the mate his father has chosen for him. Zane has little hope of finding his true mate until he rescues a mysterious woman. He has no clue how she ended up in lynx territory—he only knows that Lexi is his, and he will do anything to protect her.
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5 Stars


Once again Cassandra allows us to immerse ourselves back into the story with all of our favorite characters.  Impulsive Destiny is the story of Zane and Lexi.  Two individuals that at different points in the story travel through time, risk death and bargain with the devil to keep each other safe and be together.
Impulsive Destiny just might be my favorite book out of the Moon Virus Series.  I'm thankful to have been able to read it and every one of the books in this series.
This book was well plotted and never dragged anywhere.  The editing was spot on as is the usual in all of Mrs Lawson's books.  I hope she keeps this series going and am looking forward to reading more from her.

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Cassandra Lawson is an author and homeschooling mother of three from the San Francisco Bay area. She has always had a very active imagination and loves making up stories. When she is not writing, she enjoys baking, spending time with her family, listening to music, or curling up with a good book.
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Release Day Blitz: The Risque' Contracts Series Box Set by Fiona Davenport

Title: The Risqué Contracts Series Box Set
Author: Fiona Davenport
Release Date: March 11, 2016
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Possessive alpha men and the women they’ll do anything to have.

Penalty Clause: an obsessive alpha billionaire who falls hard and fast. It's a quick and dirty read, but don't worry, it'll leave you satisfied.

Contingency Plan: a possessive former football star who's ready to score a wife off the field. It's a quick and dirty read with a trip to snow-tipped mountains, but don't worry, it'll heat up your Kindle.

Fraternization Rule: an insta-love story with an alpha male professor who knows what he wants. It's a quick and dirty read, but don't worry, she’ll earn all her O’s.

This steamy box set contains all three novellas in the Risqué Contracts Series & new bonus scenes!
From Fraternization Rule –
Eyes up. Eyes up. Fifty students in this class, you should be able to keep your fucking eyes off of one! This thought kept running through my head on a loop.
Ever since Charlotte Young walked into my classroom, I’d spent the better part of my days wrestling with the dirty fantasies she inspired. If we’d met any other way, I would have pounced on her in a fucking instant. I couldn’t though, because she was my student and the school had a strict no fraternization rule. Not to mention there was a ten-year difference in our ages. Yes, I’d abused my position and pulled her student records to check. Not just her age, either. I memorized every single fact the school had on her. But, I was completely taken with the girl, and as the end of the semester neared, I’d just about given up entertaining the idea of letting her go.
Hello! My name is Fiona Davenport and I'm a smutoholic. I've been reading raunchy romance novels since... well, forever and a day ago it seems. And now I get to write sexy stories and share them with others who are like me and enjoy their books on the steamier side. Fiona Davenport is my super-secret alias, which is kind of awesome since I've always wanted one.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Series Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Moon Virus Series by Cassandra Lawson

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This box set contains the first four books in the Moon Virus Series.

Book 1 - Raven's Blood

Book 2 - Embrace the Heat

Book 3 - Seducing Death

Book 4 - Shattered Restraint
The first two books each contain a graphic scene involving physical and psychological abuse which may be disturbing to some readers.

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Book 1: Raven's Blood

Following the death of her wood nymph mother at the hands of vampires, Raven worked hard to build a life for herself in one of the few remaining human settlements. Her life takes a frightening turn when she finds herself an unwilling guest in a vampire settlement, but things are not anything like she expected them to be. Still, she cannot help but feel that her attraction to the vampire leader is a betrayal to her mother’s memory and her human friends.

From the moment Connor first laid eyes on Raven she has thrown his entire world off-balance. In order to prove his strength as a leader, he has no choice but to take her up on her offer to trade her freedom for that of her human friends. Having begun his life as a slave, he has no interest in keeping the wood nymph captive. As a man, he has no desire to feel this overwhelming attraction to a woman who hates him and his kind.

As Raven spends more time with the vampires, her feelings for Connor grow even stronger and Connor finds that she may be the one thing he cannot live without. Unfortunately, a new danger emerges that could threaten the survival of vampires and humans alike. As Connor struggles to unravel the mystery of the attacks from a new species of vampire, a madman will go to any lengths to get Raven’s blood.

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5 Stars


I have found a new paranormal romance series that I love. Raven’s Blood has something that you usually don’t see in a vampire book. It explains how vampirism came to be. Specifically by an engineered virus that is called the Moon Virus. Made specifically to ease the overpopulation of the earth by mostly wiping out the poor, criminals and burdens of the human race.
The Moon Virus somehow made 2 different sets of vampires, crazed ones and ones that are normal and just need blood to survive. The ones that are normal are called blood brats. They were kept for horrible reasons by the humans. Decades later a lot of humans didn’t know there were 2 types of vampires that the moon virus created, that knowledge was kept secret from most of them.
Raven is part nymph and part human so when her mother dies her father takes her in and she ends up living in a settlement with other humans. While out on a medical supply run with a group of friends she runs across what she thinks are crazed vampires only to find out that they aren’t crazy and they don’t blindly attack her and her friends. She offers herself as prisoner in exchange for her friends release. The leader of the vampire group, Connor, takes the deal because he is drawn to her and sees her sacrifice as admirable. He doesn’t plan on keeping her prisoner but she doesn’t need to know that. He just has to keep his libido in check until he can release her without suspicion from anyone but that’s not going to be easy because she’s a nymph after all. As Raven gets to know her captor and his friends, she starts to fall for him. Will she ever see her friends again? Especially with a threat looming from an unexpected source.
Baddies, hot alpha vampires and tough heroines, OH MY. There was never a dull moment in this book, it was very well plotted out and has a great set of characters. The author has a great series here and you don’t want to miss out on this first book of The Moon Virus Novels.


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Book 2: Embrace the Heat

On her seventh birthday Layla’s mother mysteriously disappeared. Raised by a wood nymph in one of the few remaining human settlements, Layla learned to fight from an early age. She also learned to distrust the vampires who rule most of the land. When a vampire saves her life, Layla finds herself more than a little drawn to him, even knowing he could never give his heart to a human. 

The trauma of his childhood left Simon weary and distrustful of all humans, until the day he saved Layla’s life. After seeing the spirited human fighting like a seasoned warrior, Simon can’t help but respect and admire her. He soon learns that Layla is much more than he ever imagined, and he finds it hard to stay away from her. Despite the depths of his feelings, Simon knows there can be no future for them. 

Both of their worlds are turned upside down as Layla nears her twenty-seventh birthday. Suddenly the male vampires are inexplicably drawn to her, and Simon is no exception. As they unravel the mystery of Layla’s heritage, an enemy from their past resurfaces and threatens to destroy Simon and all that he cares for. 

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5 Stars


I loved Raven's Blood and I equally love Embrace the Heat. The idea behind the whole moon virus was genius. In other books you don't usually read about the creation of vampirism, or what makes a vampire a vampire but in Raven's Blood and Embrace the Heat you get the back story of the virus. While that was nice to see, I did not care for the time jumps to do so. I know the time jumps add to the story and give it depth, but they just aren't for me. I didn't let that turn me off though.
The characters in both books were equally plotted out well. You briefly meet Layla and Simon in Raven's Blood but you don't have to read it to read Embrace the Heat. It can be read as a standalone. But I suggest you read Raven's Blood also because it is what got me hooked on the Moon Virus series and you don't want to miss any of these hot alpha guys.
Layla was abandoned at the age of 7 when her mother turned 27. That doesn't raise any suspicions until Layla's 27th birthday starts to roll around. She's not sure what is happening to her and neither is anyone else. She pretty much worshiped the ground that Simon walked on because he saved her life and she is definitely attracted to him too but she knows that Simon will never reciprocate those feelings because he is scarred from his childhood. Humans did unthinkable things too him and he can't imagine having feelings for one..Ever! But when Layla seems to be in trouble will he put his past behind him to help her out and let free reign on his heart? Can they figure out what is wrong with her before chaos reigns in the community? As if all that wasn't enough they also have to face off to an old enemy that threatens everyone's safety with a new version of the virus.
More baddies, more hot alpha vampires and more tough heroines what more can you ask for in a book? Give this series a try today and don't miss out on Cassandra Lawson's stories of the moon virus.


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Book 3: Seducing Death

In the decade following the brutal murder of his wife and daughter, Ian has existed in a world built on grief and hatred. Just when Ian has finally begun to claw his way through the shadows of his past, a knife to the heart ends it all . . . or is it the beginning? After waking up in a strange home, Ian’s only companion is the woman who saved him. Undeniably drawn to her, Ian finds himself wondering if it really is possible to love again.

Trapped in a world where she is little more than a pawn for the Fae, Kyleigh long ago accepted the reality of her existence. She is no one’s savior and no one’s guardian angel; she is death. That is until she breaks all the rules to save a vampire many believe beyond salvation. Ian sparks a passion she never believed possible and reawakens emotions she thought long buried.

While secluded in a realm between life and death, Ian and Kyleigh are free to explore their feelings for each other. When enemies, past and present, join forces to destroy those Ian loves, they are forced to leave the safety of Kyleigh’s realm. Can their fragile bond survive when they are faced with the demons of Ian’s past?

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Book 4: Shattered Restraint

As a half-breed shapeshifter, Quinn has always assumed she would be sent away when she fails to change into a lynx on her twenty-seventh birthday. Her future seems hopeless until she meets Danny, a human who helps her dream of a life beyond the next two years. When she discovers that everything she’s ever believed about her heritage is a lie, her world is turned upside down, and she is no longer sure she can fully commit to Danny.

Captured by enemies of the born vampires, Danny is forced to face his greatest fears while struggling to stay alive. Thoughts of Quinn, a woman he barely knows, keep him sane. After his escape, fate intervenes and Danny finds himself rescuing Quinn. While Danny’s future still seems uncertain, he is sure of one thing—Quinn is the woman for him. Now, he just needs to convince her that they belong together.

In the sanctuary of the shapeshifter community, Danny and Quinn are free to explore their growing feelings without world interference from the outside, but Danny knows he can’t avoid his old life forever. As the sanity of an old enemy rapidly unravels, no one is safe, and the born vampires must face a foe who will stop at nothing to destroy them.

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5 Stars


I just love Cassandra's writing, books and characters that come out of her head. It's been a while since I read the last Moon Virus Novel and her story telling ability is such that I was able to just jump right back into the lives of all the characters at the born vampires settlement without pause. I read this book in almost one sitting - I had to sleep so don't judge lol - but picked it back up this morning and read the rest.
Danny and Quinn's story is one of loss, self pity, hope, love and acceptance.
Quinn is fiery young half shifter/half human who in 2 years may or may not go through her first shift when she meets Danny. There is an immediate connection between the two but it can't really go anywhere because of who her Uncle is. So she leaves his house the morning after meeting him, never expecting to see him again but fate always has a way of intervening when two souls are destined to be together. She needs saving and protected after finding out she is not half human but something else entirely.
Danny goes through a traumatic experience and because of his past it makes it hard for him to accept himself after he is kidnapped and then is able to escape. He barely deals with it but with the help of Quinn who keeps him distracted and focused only on her, he slowly learns to love himself again.
I'm looking forward to the next Moon Virus Novel to see what kind of magical mix of love Cassandra Lawson can create again. I highly recommend all the Moon Virus Novels!

I received a complimentary copy of this title for review purposes.

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Cassandra Lawson is an author and homeschooling mother of three from the San Francisco Bay area. She has always had a very active imagination and loves making up stories. When she is not writing, she enjoys baking, spending time with her family, listening to music, or curling up with a good book.

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