Bisexual Protagonists Party: Part Three

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For this round, I wanted to share with you three absolutely amazing urban fantasy novels with female bisexual leads. Ranging from fledgling vamps to kick-ass (former) magical assassins, I’m positive you’ll find something you love.

Ready?

Something Chosen by Alex Owens

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Death isn’t always the end… sometimes it’s only the beginning.

Claire’s trapped in a dead-end marriage, strapped for cash and getting desperate. Her chance at freedom comes in the form of a music con in Florida. Her mission? Win over a few big clients and collect a fat bonus check. It should have been easy, but Claire didn’t count on a bewitched violin, its sultry Italian owner, Bette, or her dark and dangerous companions.

Unfortunately, life isn’t all song lyrics and seduction. Tied to darkness by blood and power, Claire must harness her abilities if she has any hope of surviving this business trip from hell.

Personal commentary: Hilarious, steamy, and intense, it was impossible to put this book down until the very last page. The MC’s mental comments as she had to face more revelations than she could have ever even imagined were absolutely priceless, but beneath the humor, what I truly fell in love with was the way Claire’s character developed over time.

 

Night Awakens by Leslie Claire Walker

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My name is Night Sanchez, the only magical assassin to escape the Order of the Blood Moon and live.

I’m on the run with a target whose life I chose to save. We’re being pursued by the Angel of Death.

If he takes one of us, the Apocalypse is on and the world as we know it ends. Humanity ends.

Once upon a time, that wouldn’t have been a problem for me, but I’ve found people I care about. Faith, who I saved and adopted as my daughter. Red, the man who gave me a place to call home. Before, I had nothing to lose. Now, I walk a knife’s edge.

So, bring on the Angel of Death. Bring on the Order and its assassins. I’ll go to war to protect the people I love. If I fail, the world will burn. But the world is still made of magic, and magic and love might save us all.

Magical assassins. Fallen angels. A supernatural, take-no-prisoners thrill ride. When Death comes calling, magic lights the fires of hope.

Personal commentary: Action from start to finish, a POC bisexual protagonists/ex-magical assassin with an adopted daughter, and a lively support cast… Need I say more? Hooked from the very first page, Night Awakens was one of those books I read in a single breath (and couldn’t one-click the sequel fast enough).

 

In the Dark by Melody Taylor

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Ian is a young woman with an unusual name, a talent for painting – and a thirst for blood.

Becoming a vampire is the most fun Ian’s ever had, partying all night and sleeping all day, safe in the knowledge of her new immortality. She’s totally unprepared for the nastier side of being a vampire – unprepared, and suddenly alone.

Sebastian has been the first lieutenant of a dangerous gang of vampire thugs for centuries. A growing desire for a quieter life has led him to recently retreat from his sworn brethren in search of peace and privacy. Leaving behind his bloodied past, however, won’t be as easy as simply walking away.

Ian finds Sebastian terrifyingly cold. Sebastian considers Ian naive and all too human. These two unlikely allies will have to find a way to reconcile their differences and cooperate, however, because they do have one thing in common:

Someone wants them both dead.

Personal commentary: What happens when you turn a low-key, mainstream vamp’s life upside down and sprinkle it with generous amounts of danger? A bloody fabulous read! In the Dark is an urban fantasy of epic proportions with a deliciously grim atmosphere and multi-layered characters.

New Release: The Ascension

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The last full-length instalment in the Black Werewolves series.

The day has come. Rise or fall, the path will end and the world will bear the scars. Are you ready for it?

I almost can’t believe this truly is it. The final chapter. The end of the line.

Rose’s pack was where it all began.

Being a published author. The first flickers of the world of Kolovrat that started out as the background of a single series, then expanded into an entire universe.

I’ll be forever grateful that Rose popped up in my mind that summer day (a year before I even began working on The Dark Ones), and I hope you enjoyed her journey as much as I have.

So I kindly invite you to pick up a copy of The Ascension and uncover that last, ultimate truth.

Read more & order your copy today.

 

Pre-order: The Ascension

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The last full-length novel in the Black Werewolves series. The final rise. The ultimate stand.

Pre-order today on:

Amazon / iBooks / Nook / Kobo

The pack knows Ljubljana’s sun-kissed streets will taste the touch of death. But whether they will walk upon them victorious or mar them with their own blood is a guess nobody dares to make.

Caged in the promise of war and with enemy forces pressing in from all sides, they struggle to keep ahead of the Upirs’ twisted game. But when the opposition changes the rules, the pack must face a harsh truth. The only way they can hope to fight chaos is with chaos of their own.

Only will their actions be any kinder to the world from what the Upirs hope to unleash? Or will they bury humanity in the rubble of battle all the same?

Pre-order today on:

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Spellbound Boxed Set: 20+ Full-Length Books & a special pre-order offer

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The Spellbound Boxed Set is a compilation of 20+ Full-Length Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads!

Readers of all ages will be swept away by this fascinating mix of existing titles and brand new content, full of pages brimming with faeries, witches, vampires, shifters, psychics, greek gods, angels, demons, and even ghosts!

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for urban fantasy, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, shifter romance, vampire romance, elemental magic, time travel, and MORE from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors!

Although some of these reads may be gritty and dark, this is a collection of clean reads that anyone will enjoy!

Secure your Limited Edition copy with one click today!

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The collection includes titles from…

International bestselling author Jade Kerrion
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Joanne Wadsworth
International bestselling author Nicole Zoltack
International bestselling author Rachel E. Carter
International bestselling author Andrea Pearson
International bestselling author Alicia Rades
International bestselling author Sophie Davis
USA TODAY bestselling author Michael J Ploof
International bestselling author Megan Crewe
International bestselling author C.E. Wilson
International bestselling author Kelly Carrero
International bestselling author Jess Haines
International bestselling author E. Blix
International bestselling author Alexis Kade
International bestselling author GP Ching
International bestselling author Gaja J. Kos & Boris Kos
International bestselling author Dara Fraser
International bestselling author Ash Krafton
International bestselling author Jim Johnson
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Tom Shutt
International bestselling author Emily Martha Sorensen
International bestselling author S McPherson

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Special offer: PRE-ORDER SPELLBOUND AND GET 10 ADDITIONAL BOOKS FOR FREE!

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Want to get all these books for free?

Simply send a screenshot of your pre-order receipt to spellboundpreorder@gmail.com and they’re yours!

Happy reading!

LIMITED TIME OFFER: The Black Werewolves Box Set only 99c during release week!

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LIMITED TIME OFFER: Get The Dark Ones, The 24hourlies, and Chased for ONLY $0.99 with this box set during release week!

Buy your copy now from AMAZON | iBOOKS | NOOK | KOBO

Offer valid November 1st – November 6th!

Enter the world where myth becomes reality, where long forgotten gods walk the earth, and where love forms bonds that cannot be broken even in the raging winds of battle.

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The Dark Ones (Black Werewolves, Book 1)

In a world ruled by lethal Slavic immortals, Rose and her pack of Black werewolves are drawn into the beginning of a war as they try to uncover the being behind the mass murder of White werewolves.

Because the nature of the killings obstructs the normal passage of souls, Veles, the sultry lord of the underworld, offers Rose his assistance; the were is left facing not only the new knowledge of the pack’s hidden lineage but also her growing fondness for the arrogant god…

To win the war, the pack must ascend to The Dark Ones. But to do so, they must be willing to risk being on the receiving end of the immortal community’s wrath.

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The 24hourlies (Black Werewolves, Book 2)

The ascension to The Dark Ones had brought Rose and her pack power. But it had also brought peril.

With the higher immortal circles observing their every move, the only way the pack can prevent from becoming the recipients of their resentment is to keep their presence profitable for the wider community.

When someone begins targeting the twentyfourhourlies, the civil and agreeable vampiric individuals, the werewolves come to their aid.

But what had first seemed like an assignment done to remain in the leaders’ good graces, now becomes a mission for which the pack is willing to risk its safety and anonymity in exchange for the possibility of catching the responsible party.

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Chased (Black Werewolves, Book 2.5)

Katja is more than ready to meet Jürgen’s family. But she feels the need to share the shadows of her past first.

As they travel to Munich, Katja has to fight her fears and open up to the werewolf if she wishes to truly, wholly share her life with someone.

But her visit with the Freundenbergers brings more than just a heart-to-heart as the vampire finds herself in a situation that seems frightfully like an echo of her own nightmares.

 

Get ALL THREE titles for ONLY $0.99 during release week (reg. price $5.99)!

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Pre-order box set, get both Drowned novellas for FREE!

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As a little thank you for everybody who has pre-ordered the Black Werewolves box set (or will at any time until release day – November 1st), I decided to gift FREE copies of my erotic paranormal romance novellas Drowned.

They’re set in the same world as the Black Werewolves, but the storyline is completely different, so you don’t have to read one in order to understand the other. However, reading both series does expand the reader’s view of the world they take place in.

Just fill out this form after you pre-order, enter all the requested information, and I’ll send you both Drowned novellas for FREE!*

Buy the box set now from AMAZON | iBOOKS | NOOK | KOBO

*Please be patient if it takes a few hours. I’m a one-woman-band, and have to spend time with my husband and dogs, sleep, eat, and exercise at some point 🙂

March Book Recommendations

I am so glad to have had all these exciting books lined up on my “March bookshelf”…

Scroll down to find out more.

Alexis Hall: Iron & Velvet

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Lesbian vampire. Lesbian P.I.  And a brilliant sense of humor. I don’t recall the last time I had this much fun reading a book! It actually made me laugh out loud several times, and then forced me to explain to my husband why I was giggling like a mad lady, tucked under the covers with my nose buried between the book’s pages.

Alexis Hall joins the clichés of the genre with a strong narrative, holding your complete, undivided attention from page one to the very end. If you’re looking for some hard-core urban fantasy, this may not be for you. However, if you’re open to some experimentation with the genre (and a few very well placed jabs at it at the same time), Alexis Hall just might be the perfect author.

 

C. S. Pacat: Prince’s Gambit, Kings Rising

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The first book was promising, but the second and third have blown me away. Pacat’s world evolves, her characters grow, and in the midst of schemes and dishonor emerges one of the greatest love stories I have ever read!

I was never a big romance fan (although I do love reading romance incorporated into other genres), but these books, these books have left my heart bloodied and, in the end, completely, utterly melted.

There is only one way to truly express the ride that has been the Captive Prince trilogy: Feels. So many feels.

P.S. I shamelessly proclaim my intention to re-read all three books the first chance I get!

 

Karen Marie Moning: Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever, Shadowfever

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I admit, I binge-read all five books. And they truly were binge-worthy.

Although I’m not too keen on novels ending with a cliffhanger (I’m a firm believer that each book in a series should have its own arc that ends with at least a partial resolution), I loved these ones enough to not give them a hard time about it.

Wonderful world building, a well-plotted story, and characters that you can’t help falling in love with (finally, somebody who shares my obsession for O.P.I. pink nail polishes!) are only a few general points that make the Fever series so appealing. But in truth, it’s the  clever remarks and exchanges, the subtle and not-so-subtle shifts in the atmosphere… It’s the little things that will make you huddle in bed and read until your eyelids become the evil hoods that force you to squint at the pages…

I took a break after the fifth book, but I already have #6 on my bedstand and ready!