Divine Awakening
The Divinities, book 4
By Lia Davis

 

 
 
A mother’s love is her greatest power.

Divinity witch, Desiree Sanders has made a lot of bad choices in her life, but trusting the demoness, Samoan should earn her the award for traitor of the millennium. After several failed attempts to set things right, Desiree turns to the dark, sexy Death Demon, Lex for help saving her son and ending the war.

There’s no darker place than the soul of a demon.

Divinity guardian, Alexander, AKA Lex, has hardened his heart and locked away emotions following the betrayal of his mate over three hundred years ago. Until he meets the quiet and beautiful Desiree, and the walls around his heart start to crumble. When she calls him for help, broken and scared, he can’t deny her, and the urge to claim her for his own becomes an overwhelming need.

Trapped in the Underworld as the war between witches and demons escalates, Lex and Desiree must face their pasts and their fears—and open their hearts—if they are to find a way out. Meanwhile, the Divinities in the natural world prepare for a battle that is no longer just dark versus light. If lost, it could mean the end of life as they know it.
 

 

Author Bio:

In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.


While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.


Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it! Sign up for her newsletter (http://eepurl.com/mBWx5), become a member of her fan club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/368820509920377/), and follow her on Twitter @NovelsByLia.


 

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Second Chance Anthology by E.A. West, Pravina Maharaj, Patricia Kiyono, Kathy Bosman, Leenna NaidooSecond Chances

Genre: Sweet Romance

Anthology Blurb: When a couple falls in love, sometimes their relationship doesn’t work out and they part ways. One day they may meet up again. The sparks fly. The hurtful memories rise to the surface. Is it possible for them to heal the rift between them and start all over again? Can they have a second chance at love? Or is it too late? Find out in this feel-good anthology of five unique, sweet romances. All proceeds go to charity: HIC Children’s Home, Newcastle, South Africa.

Story Blurbs:

Escaping the Past by E.A. West

When Felicia Coronado’s soon-to-be ex-husband kidnaps her daughter on a remote mountain road, she must rely on the assistance of a group of soldiers in the area for a training exercise. She’s stunned to discover the soldier in charge is the high school sweetheart she never thought she would see again. Lieutenant Mark Benson never stopped loving Felicia, even after she dumped him before their senior prom. Now, six years later, he learns the truth behind why she left him. Can he forgive her for the past and give her a chance for the future once her divorce is final, or will he help find her missing daughter and leave Felicia behind?

Giovanni’s Christmas Bride by Pravina Maharaj

Italian billionaire Giovanni Ferruccio had sworn never to forgive Brennan Shaw for breaking off their engagement and marrying his cousin Anthony.

Five years later, when fate delivers a widowed Brennan and her young son Luca to Giovanni’s door, he is determined to discover the reason for Brennan’s betrayal. But after one too many kisses under the mistletoe, Giovanni realises he can’t let go off Brennan and wants to make her his Christmas bride.

Flowers for Maddy by Patricia Kiyono

Maddy Benning’s life has been full of missed opportunities. She’s had to settle for commuting to local colleges rather than attending the school she and her high school boyfriend had chosen, and spend all her time either working or taking care of her mother. She’s resigned herself to a life void of excitement and love. Meeting Jake again opens new hurts—but can it lead to new joys?

Jake Warner gave up his teaching position to return to his Lake Michigan hometown and care for his father. But it looks like the job is more than he can handle on his own. While looking for appropriate care, he runs into a girl from his past. Years ago, their parting had been painful. But was there more to the story than he’d realized?

His Treasure by Kathy Bosman

Bridget is the new chairlady for the Treasure Hunter’s Club, a hobby she’s taken up to fill the loneliness after breaking up with her boyfriend Dale. The magic has left her life too, or so it seems, because the magic matchmaking photo album told her Dale was the right man for her. So when her ex-boyfriend walks into the club meeting, she’s barely able to make her speech. Dale can’t believe he’s in the same room as the woman who broke his heart and made him lose interest in dating. Being together for a night might be too painful to bear.

Three Million’s a Crowd by Leenna Naidoo

Munro Calliston needs to win a few million. Vivian Francis needs to win back Munro. The TV reality show Treasure Seekers seems the perfect route to a win-win situation…But can two so very wrongs ever make things right?

Buy Links: Amazon
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HAWT Jeezus on a pogo stick! I love Roni Loren and her Loving On The Edge series. Have for a really long time. ThursdayThis latest release is no exception. I would also list this as one of my favorite reads of 2016 (list post forthcoming)

It’s got everything I’ve come to love from Roni, including excellent main characters, delicious (sometimes dark) back stories, a nasty villain, and lots of steamy erotic BDSM moments.

Dare I say, Roni is becoming a master of the F/M/M  story. Yes, it’s true this is a story with three main characters. I won’t tell you all the details, but it starts at a party with a voyeur scene. From there, our heroine, Cora, discovers the man she watched is part owner of a gaming company, one in which she participates in and her info is hacked.

Loren does an amazing job of weaving in a realistic cute meet, and ways to keep the characters interacting. Not to mention, the conflict… tons of it, perfect and heart-stopping. My heart stuttered, and stomach dropped at certain parts of reading this story. I had no clue how everyone would get their happily ever after. Thankfully, I can say this without feeling like I’m giving a spoiler, but Cora is a true heroine.

For the men, I loved Ren and Hayes. Hayes with his brooding and dominant nature. He’s damaged and constantly doubting himself. Ren, gorgeous Asian male, with his switch behavior and playful nature. He loves his best friend and is determined to save him. They both have some skeletons in the closet, ones caused by their relationship to each other, which IMO are the best kind.

As for the setting, we’re still living in Loren’s world of The Ranch. Even though no scenes actually take place on The Ranch in this book, a couple characters from previous stories make an appearance.  I dare say, a lot of times, my reviews are a little scatterbrained, but I’m still riding the high from this story… when I think about it I get all excited.

Don’t take my word for it, read the first chapter on Roni’s website. I’m not sure if more books in this series are coming, but I highly recommend previous books in the series.

Where to buy: Amazon ~ Barnes and Noble ~ Kobo ~ iTunes ~ Additional purchase options are available via her website link above.

Blurb:  Cora has an amazing sex life. She’s beautiful, daring, and the most popular submissive in lovingyoueasycoverHayven. Too bad none of it’s real…  

IT specialist Cora Benning has figured out the key to her formerly disastrous love life—make it virtual. In the online world of Hayven, she’s free of her geek girl image and can indulge her most private fantasies with a sexy, mysterious master without anyone in her life discovering her secrets. Until her information is hacked and she finds herself working to fix the breach under two very powerful men—one who seems all too familiar…

Best friends and business partners Ren Muroya and Hayes Fox were once revered dominants. Then Hayes was wrongfully sent to prison and everything changed. Ren wants to get back to who they were. Hayes can’t risk it. But when they discover the new IT specialist is their online fascination, and that she’s never felt a dominant’s touch, the temptation to turn virtual into reality becomes all too great…

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Forgiveness is out of reach…

Nora’s relationship with Ryan, Seok, Apollo, Matisse, and Cai is everything she could want. Never believing she’d fall in love, the acceptance they offer her is the only thing standing between her and a world that still hates her, no matter her innocence. Falling into a routine with the guys, she finally lets herself relax and dream about the future.

Until the past catches up with them…

Suddenly, Ryan’s entire future is at stake, and a man from his past, one with good reason to hate him, arrives to take the things he’s worked so hard to build. Rather than fight, Ryan wants to submit, weighed down with the guilt he believes he deserves. Pushing Nora away, he distances himself from her and his friends, placing everything they have at risk.
Can Nora help Ryan heal? He has to believe the person he’s become is nothing like the man he was, but all he sees in the mirror is evil. Will he ever believe he’s earned her love and the chance to be happy?

 

 

 

Author Bio
Ripley Proserpina spends her days huddled near a fire in the frozen northern wilds of Vermont. She lives with her family, two magnificent cats, and a dog who aspires to cat-hood. She is the author of the Reverse Harem series, The Searchers, and “Missing Linc” from the paranormal series, The Aegeans in the upcoming horror romance anthology, Bloody Kisses. Follow her on Facebook or sign up for her newsletter at www.ripleyproserpina.com.

Where to find Ripley: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook



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Highly recommended. Landra approved.Writing Wednesday

Part of being a writer is identifying your writing process. This isn’t something you do with the first book, the second one, or hell, even book seventeen. It’s a process you are always honing and fine-tuning as you work on each new book.  I’ve found myself struggling this year as parts of my process weren’t working. I’d dialed in on the plotting piece, but the actual writing was lacking.

Then, the second week of November I attended the Readers and Ritas, in Dallas, TX, and I went in expecting a typical reader’s event. Then came the announcement, think bright, flashing lights: “Candace Havens – Special Author Track- Fast Draft and Revision Hell.”

I’d heard of this writing process before. In fact, several members of my critique group live and love the Candace Havens method of writing and editing books. My thoughts have always been skeptical. Could you really write a book in 2 weeks? Edit in 2 weeks? Have a completed book in a month? No ‘fucking’ way. Yes, I used the profanity. I was born for life at sea.

Anyhoo, I went into the class ready to take notes. Half a day later, I’m ready to give things a try. Why not? I was stalled on my latest work, and desperate to finish it. At this point, I was a week down in November and my goal for NaNo involved finishing the current story and writing another. I had 2 1/2 weeks left. When I got home on Sunday I talked to my husband, explained the rules to him. One of those rules basically says to tell your family to get lost, at least get lost during writing time. He accepted this request and on Monday I started.

Let me tell you, I won. I won NaNo big, with days to spare. I was writing 5k a day and putting those words down like a boss. I’ve never had word counts, that big, for repetitive days, but this time I did. One of Candy’s other rules is to ‘believe in the magic’. I believed, something fierce, and it paid dividends.

That being said, I highly recommend if you can get on board for a Candace Havens Book In A Month class do it. It’s worth the end result, which is finished books. There’s also other opportunities for free workshops, etc. Click the link above and check it out.

Fast drafting is becoming a part of my process. I made it ‘work for me’ (another rule), and I don’t see future books without fast draft involved.

P.S. I haven’t started revision hell yet, and I can almost guarantee you’ll see another post about it once I complete the revisions on the books I wrote in November.

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Spotlight: Finding Honor by Ripley Proserpina

12.19.2016

The Searchers, Book 1 Genre: Reverse Harem, New Adult Blurb: Love finds her in her darkest hours… Nora Leslie’s twenty-year existence revolved around one thing—survival. A split second decision under a hail of gunfire saves the lives of her students and alters her own forever. When she wakes in the hospital, Nora finds herself a suspect […]

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Thursday Reads: Finding Honor by Ripley Proserpina

12.19.2016

Note – This post was supposed to go live last Thursday. Ha, surprise! I scheduled it for the wrong day. So, it’s going live now. The wonders of technology in the hands of an author. This is my first read by Ripley Proserpina and the first in a new series published by After Glows Publishing. […]

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Spotlight: Dressing Lily by Siobhan Shannon

11.25.2016

Dressing Lily by Siobhan Shannon Genre: F/F Romance Blurb: If life is a game, Olivia Lyons wishes someone would let her in on the rules. From picking the wrong sweetheart to telling the wrong secrets, she just can’t seem to win. But then she falls in love, and her world seems brighter. However, when her romance […]

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Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop: Zombies… #saywhat

10.25.2016

For the next week, I’m participating int he Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop. Click the banner to the right to check out all the other blogs hosting posts, enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance at some super, huge prizes, and individual blogs will have giveaways for books and goodies. This post for the hop is all about […]

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Techie Tuesday: Grammarly

10.18.2016

Writing is hard. Editing is tough. I typically enjoy the hard vs. the tough. So, to battle the tough, I am putting on my new hard hat…. Grammarly. Now I may be late to the party, but this technology is a writer’s best friend. Especially those of us who are not great grammar hounds and […]

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