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If you were my Vampire by L.J.K. Oliva

 
If You Were My Vampire
A Shades Below Novel
Book 2.5
L.J.K. Oliva
Genre:  Paranormal romance
Word Count:  approx. 100,000
Cover Artist:  L.J.K. Oliva
Book Description:
Sometimes, your life begins the day you die…
Asher Evans is a man haunted by history. Turned vampire in the concentration camp that claimed his family, he has never recovered from the loss of his humanity. Removed from the mundane world and resigned to facing eternity alone, he’s completely unprepared when the unthinkable happens: he meets a girl.
As the youngest daughter of San Francisco’s most prestigious psychic family, Grace Alan has always known about the things that go bump in the night. She especially knows about monsters…including the fact that she is one. Grace has spent her entire life trying to be normal, and finally, things seem to be looking up. There’s only one problem.
She’s just been murdered.
When Asher stumbles upon a dying Grace, he knows he should leave her to her fate. But in a world that looks at him and sees only a monster, Grace reminds him what it feels like to be human. He can’t bring himself to let her die.
Unfortunately, rescuing her has consequences. Female vampires have been illegal for centuries. In saving Grace, Asher may have condemned them both.

Can be read as a standalone


 
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Excerpt
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Traffic was
scant on The Embarcadero.  Even going at
a light pace, it didn’t take long to reach Fisherman’s Wharf.  A stiff wind was blowing in off the Bay, and
the crowds of tourists had long since departed in favor of warmer
retreats.  Seagulls feasted on the scraps
of sourdough bread bowls sticky with clam chowder left in their wake.
A lone street
musician remained on the empty sidewalk.
He was seated on a small, rusty stool, a battered guitar perched on his
knees.  He sang in a haunting tenor, his
voice crisp and clear in the stillness.
The words of the song echoed off the surrounding buildings.
Someone to watch
over me…
Asher stopped.  “This song was written the year I was
born.”
Grace didn’t
answer.  Asher was about to look down
when her hand slipped into his.
Perhaps it was
the cold.  Perhaps he was still high from
the streetcar ride or the race down Market Street.  Either way, he clearly wasn’t in his right
mind, because instead of pushing her away, he spun her around so she was
squarely in his arms.
Her eyes
widened.  “What…?”
“Dance with
me.”  He couldn’t believe
himself.  Asher took a deep breath.  “I mean, unless you don’t—”
Grace coiled her
fingers through his, lifted her other hand and rested it on his shoulder.  She met his eyes.  Asher wasn’t sure what she saw there.  A blush stole across her cheeks, but she
didn’t look away.  “You’ll have to
show me how.”
Asher released
the breath.  He hadn’t been aware he was
holding it.  Gently, he reached up and
adjusted her hand on his shoulder.  Then
he set his hand to her waist.  “It’s
easy.  Just move with me.”
He heard her
breath stutter, and her hand trembled a little in his.  For some inexplicable reason, that pleased
him.   He firmed his other hand against
her back, and started to move.  It was
nothing complicated, just a simple two-step he’d seen his parents do.  Asher closed his eyes.  For a moment, he could almost remember a time
when things had been normal.  A time when
he’d been happy.
A time when he’d
been human.
He jerked his
eyes open again.  His throat ached.  He swallowed ruthlessly, tried to lock down
the place inside him that felt poised to crack wide open.  He started to pull back.
Grace’s fingers
tightened around his, and she rested her cheek against his chest.  Her hand slid from his shoulder and curled
around the back of his neck.
Asher wasn’t
sure he remembered how to breathe.
“Grace,” he whispered.
The emptiness inside him expanded.
“I can’t…”
“It’s
easy.”  He felt her voice in every
fiber of his being.  “Just move with
me.”
Asher stared
down at her.  The emptiness receded a
little.  The vise around his chest
loosened.  He closed his eyes again and
let Grace hold him, let the scent of patchouli leak into his senses and anchor
him firmly in the present moment.


They danced
until the song ended, and the street musician finally packed away his guitar.
About the Author:
L.J.K Oliva writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, with a heavy dash of suspense. She likes her whiskey strong, her chocolate dark, and her steak bloody. L.J.K. likes monsters… and knows the darkest ones don’t live in closets.
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Immortal Unchained by Lynsay Sands – Book Tour + #Giveaway

06/04/17


IMMORTAL
UNCHAINED
An
Argeneau Novel
Lynsay
Sands
On sale: 3/28/2017
ISBN: 9780062468840
Book Description:
In a spellbinding new Argeneau
novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, a dangerous rescue
is just the beginning of red-hot adventure…
Ever since Domitian Argenis
recognized Sarita as his life mate, he’s been waiting for the perfect moment to
claim her. Those fantasies did not include him being chained to a table in a
secret lab, or both of them being held hostage by a mad scientist. Somehow,
they have to escape…
Sarita has seen some crazy things
as a cop, but nothing to rival Domitian. A vampire? Seriously? But his healing
ability, incredible powers, and their mind-blowing physical connection-none of
it should be possible, yet her body knows differently. Now, not only do they
have to save each other, but other innocent lives are at stake. Failure is not
an option, for Sarita intends for Domitian to show her exactly what an eternity
of pleasure feels like…
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Play
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About
the Author:
Lynsay Sands is the nationally
bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as
numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade
school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out
of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through
her stories, and if there’s occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s
just a big bonus.
Please visit her on the web at www.lynsaysands.net


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This was going to be a review blog but unfortunately, the Publisher never responded to my communication.
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A Sinister Vision by A. Nicky Hjort – Book Tour + #Giveaway

06/04/17

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A Sinister Vision
Sinister Series Book 2
by A. Nicky Hjort
Genre: Romantic Thriller
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Elise Phillips, a doctor in training, has successfully repressed her
kidnapping five years prior. The only problem is…she has six and
one half days to remember every terrible detail, or a total stranger
will die. But to make matters even worse, in order to save this
nameless woman, Elise will have to face something that scares her
even more than death–intimacy.
Another paranormal romantic thriller, A Sinister Vision: Know This Much is
True, the second of the Sinister Series, will take you even further
over the edge of what you know to be possible and guide you right
back out through the only way left…impossible.
Wake up. Open your eyes. Accept your assignment.
…The problem is not to find the answer–but to face it.
Know this much is true.
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A Sinister Bouquet: Awakening
Sinister Series Book 1
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Devyn Mitchell has a choice… listen to the voice of her unborn baby –
or die- again.
After a near death experience, Doctor Devyn Mitchell finds herself not only
mysteriously pregnant but able to communicate with her fetus.
She has two choices: give in to total madness or surrender to her new
reality, which just may be the only way she and her family will
survive the obsessions of the Homeless Hunter’s mind.
A true paranormal romantic thriller, A Sinister Bouquet: Awakening, the
first of the Sinister Series, will take you right to the edge of what
you know to be possible and then drop you in a place so dark, so
terrifying, that the only passageway out is through the blinding
light of awakening.
Wake up.
Open your eyes.
Finally.
We’ve missed you so.
(MA18+ for graphic sexual and violent content)
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A. Nicky Hjort is originally from Arlington, Texas- the second of five
siblings, all of whom have strong creative talents. She currently
lives in coastal central California where she practices medicine as
an Ob/GYN. In between being a lovingly devoted mother and delivering
babies, she writes stories that cross multiple genre lines- from Sci
Fi to high fantasy, but all of her stories have thriller and strong
romantic components. And for her clever reader, all of her
manuscripts are subtly connected to each other, with their purpose to
explore all facets of Love and Light. She likes to say that her
stories write themselves, and in the process, often write her, or at
least the next version of her hoping to emerge. A lover of all the
arts, A. Nicky Hjort hopes her stories might inspire you to find your
inner creative genius.
As for her heroes- they are as varied and eclectic as her choice of
narrative genres, but when pushed to list her favorite influences,
she would say James Patterson, Barbara Kingsolver, Patricia Cornwell,
Dean Koonntz, Gene Roddenberry, Shel Silverstein, Suzanne Collins,
and Walt Disney.
She thanks you for your attention to her work.
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There’s tons of neat prizes up for grabs!
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