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Hollow Earth Dragons: Dragon Shifter Romance Collection
by Juniper Hart
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Gothic/Women’s Fiction/Fantasy
99¢ at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
Follow the tales of love, conspiracy, danger, and passion with the five dragon shifter princes.
**The final book in the series, Protecting His Mate, can only be found in this romance collection!**
A forbidden wish. A dragon prince. A fairy who could change everything.
Forbidden love. Dragon royalty. An international conspiracy that threatens to ruin everything.
Bound to the Alpha
The daughter of an Alpha Lycan and the Dragon Prince of the Hollows were never meant to fall in love… until fate pushed them together.
Can a human be trusted with a secret that’s been kept for thousands of years?
Protecting His Mate
She holds the power to save the kingdom. Wilder will do all he can to protect her. Now, all he has to do is find her.
A final twist to the story of the Hollows!
If you love dragon shifter romances, bad boys, and alphas who know how to take charge, then you will love the Hollow Earth Dragons Shifter Romance Collection.
Content Warning: Explicit love scenes and lots of sexy shifters. Intended for 18+ audiences.
Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover – A Paranormal Love Story
Hi romance lovers,
Although I write in several romance genres (contemporary, gay, historical, fantasy), I also like to write horror stories. Many people think that’s an odd combination, but I like to say that one half of my brain writes the horror, and the other half writes the romance. So naturally, it was only a matter of time before I combined the two and started writing paranormal romances.
My contemporary paranormal, Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover, is a different type of romance. For starters, the novella is told in the first person from the hero’s point of view. The story also makes use of a setting where you don’t normally find vampires—the beach!
I got the idea for the story while sitting on a nearly deserted beach at the end of the summer season. (I’m not a beach person, but I was there with my husband, a surfer.) As I sat there watching the few people milling around, I wondered: “What if a vampire went to the beach? And what if she fell in love with a surfer?”
I liked the idea of contrasting typical sun worshipping beachgoers and surfers with a darkness-loving elusive vampire. Besides, what could be more mismatched than a die-hard surfer falling in love with a nocturnal blood-drinker?
I started toying with ideas and knew that although the book is about a vampire, I wanted to keep the central focus on Brian and Anya’s relationship and not on the ‘bloodier’ aspects of vampirism (show her feeding, etc.) There’s a fine line when blending horror and romance into paranormal romance. Too much gore or a “too terrifying” creature can snap the readers (and the characters) out of the romance and into a full-on horror story.
When I wrote the book I made sure that the love scenes were highly sensual and almost surreal. Aside from being a vampire, Anya is a woman with needs, and she makes sure Brian satisfies them. I don’t remember how I was inspired to have the story told by Brian, but it worked. Readers and reviewers like the first-person aspect—it pulls you into a story that would seem unbelievable.
Several people have asked me if it’s hard to write horror and romance. Not really. I enjoy it. Writing horror allows me to change up my writing style, use different settings, and create characters you wouldn’t find in a romance. My horror stories are more psychological/spooky/creepy than gory, and I like to explore darker plots and not always give the characters a happy ending (as I do in my romances).
Here’s the summary and a tame excerpt from Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover:
Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover
The moment Brian spotted Anya sitting on the moonlit beach, he was hooked. Beautiful, smart, and sexy, Anya was the girl of his dreams. She didn’t mind that he spent the hot summer days riding the ocean waves, because once the sun set, he belonged to her—all night long!
Everything is perfect between them—until Brian discovers Anya’s shocking secret. Can Brian give up the sun, sand, and surf to be with the woman he loves?
Read Brian’s first-hand account of their unusual love story in… Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover.
I first saw her on the beach. I came up over the top of a dune and spotted her right away. She was sitting on the sand, about ten feet from the water. It was almost midnight and the beach was deserted, except for us. The moon beamed down on her, and she seemed to glow with a strange luminescence.
I stood still, listening to the roar of the crashing waves. Seeing the girl had stopped me in my tracks. I felt drawn to her, like I had known her before. But that was impossible, wasn’t it?
Who are you? I wondered.
A gentle wind ruffled the blonde hair cascading around her shoulders, allowing me to see her more clearly. Her head was bent down and she was staring at something she held in her hands.
I inched a little closer and watched her for a few minutes. She looked close to my age, somewhere near thirty. I longed to ask her some inane question to break the ice, but I froze. What could I say to her? Lone figures on the beach at night were probably not interested in making conversation.
I’d never had much luck with women. They thought history teachers were boring and considered surfing nothing more than a juvenile waste of time. Most of the women I had dated wanted successful, professional men like lawyers and doctors who drove fast cars and had money to burn. What kind of woman would fall in love with an unemployed thirty-year-old teacher who drove a beat-up car littered with sand and surf wax?
I turned and gazed out over the ocean. The sets were breaking just offshore. The surf would be good tomorrow morning if the wind didn’t shift.
A minute later, I glanced back toward the girl. She was gone. Not just gone from that spot— but gone, vanished. I looked up and down the beach, but I didn’t see her anywhere. Had I scared her away? Where did she go? I knew she hadn’t passed me, and there were no footprints leading off into the distance.
I wandered to where she’d been sitting and found a paperback book half buried in the sand. I picked it up and squinted at the cover in the dim light. A couple dressed in Victorian clothing was locked in a passionate embrace. Had she been reading this out here?
I heard a whisper behind me, and I whirled around. Nobody was there. The darkness and the roaring waves were playing tricks on me. At least, that’s what I thought.
I headed home. I couldn’t stop thinking about the girl as I gathered my surf gear together.
Who was she? Why was she alone on the beach at midnight? I wasn’t sure why I was so entranced by her. Maybe she—like me—was hoping to find some solace in the eternal ocean waves.
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Kelli A. Wilkins
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books.
Her romances span many genres and heat levels, and she’s also been known to scare readers with her horror stories.
In August 2018, Kelli released her first online course through Teachable. Fiction Writing for Beginners is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to write. Visit the course page: https://kelliwilkins.teachable.com/ for more details.
Kelli’s historical romance, Redemption from a Dark Past, was published in June of 2018. This full-length Gothic novel is set in the kingdom of Hungary in 1723 and blends a sensual romance with mystery and suspense.
If you like horror fiction, don’t miss her latest novella, Nightmare in the North.
CATCH UP WITH KELLI
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Knights of Stone (Boxed Set 1): A Gargoyle Shifter Romance Series (Highland Gargoyles)
by Lisa Carlisle
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy/Werewolves & Shifters
99¢ at time of posting!
Meet five rebellious brothers…
Five gargoyle shifters have split from their clan to remain on the Isle of Stone–which has been divided by gargoyles, tree witches, and wolf shifters after a great battle twenty-five years ago.
Few have ever dared to cross the boundaries–until now…
Kayla knows all too well it is forbidden to cross boundaries. But that doesn’t keep her from being sorely tempted to discover the secrets beyond the tree witches’ forest. She meets Mason, a gargoyle shifter–and enemy to her kind.
One risk changes it all.
Temptation is strong. But, other elements command their attention. Something much more dangerous haunts the wolf shifters of the isle.
With the magical veil thinning, there will be blood.
And the full moon is coming…
This Highland Gargoyles boxed set features books 1-3:
Knights of Stone: Mason
Knights of Stone: Lachlan
Knights of Stone: Bryce
This gargoyle shifter romance series features a Highland touch and a hard hit of rock romance. If you like hot men in kilts, dark paranormal thrills, and forbidden love, then you’ll be hooked by the Highland Gargoyles Series!
Olivia McCourtney knows a terrible secret, ghosts are everywhere, and they’re furious at the world.
When she leaves her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, to study in New York City, she is confronted by billions of sour spirits. But on the subway train from Queens to NYU, Olivia meets Patrick, a traveler trapped on the Broadway Line.
Olivia is obsessed with helping her newfound friend, but soon realizes that she’s the one who needs to be saved when she draws too much attention from both the living and the dead.
Can Olivia and Patrick help each other survive the perils of two different worlds that share a connection?
A photograph of a girl riding a bicycle clung to the humming, yellow refrigerator in the McCourtney family kitchen. A magnet shaped like a carrot chaperoned the picture, already stuck to the surface with age. Frozen forever, the radiant girl looked at the camera, her eyes gleaming. Ribbons, once fluttering from her handlebars, were now as stiff as the shadows captured on the road.
The child’s name was Mattie Boyer, now Mattie McCourtney, but most people mistook her for her eldest daughter, Pepper Marie. The two shared a redheaded resemblance that didn’t so much as glance at Mattie’s youngest daughter Olivia, a girl with hair as black as her pupils. That picture had fascinated Olivia since before she was tall enough to reach it.
Mattie always told people that she was singing along to the little transistor radio dangling from her wrist, but in truth, she had dropped that radio only moments before and broke it. She’d sobbed as she pedaled home, expecting a severe reaction from her dad.
Her oblivious father snapped the photo when Mattie approached the front yard. The calm façade misled him for a few seconds, but then he comforted his little girl with one knee on the hot driveway and his arms around her thin body gulping air. Later that night, he fixed the radio, and her captured grimace, disguised as a smile, was a secret they kept when the picture was developed into an artful and stunning image.
Olivia envied the carefree girl in that photograph. Maybe if she had known the truth, she wouldn’t have felt so isolated. Instead, she identified more with that little radio dangling in the breeze and picking up strange frequencies.
She had a secret too, and like that picture, it was hidden in plain sight.
Morgan Locklear has written over six hundred songs, but Connection is his first novel. (Not counting Exposure, the book he co-wrote with his wife, Jennifer Locklear in 2014, and some rather wordy Twilight fanfiction).
Connection began in November 2013 as a project for National Novel Writing Month, (NaNoWriNo). It only took four more Novembers to complete.
B L O G G E R’S C H O I C E
The Devil’s Dires: Dire Wolves Missions 1-4
by Ellis Leigh
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Military/Werewolves & Shifters
99¢ at time of posting!
Four books in one
Get the first four books in The Devil’s Dires series in one bundle.
There’s no escaping a Dire Wolf on the hunt…
Long thought to be extinct, the Dire Wolf shifters have been hiding in plain sight—hunting, tracking, and killing those who threaten their beloved Omegas. Each wolf will have to fight off an enemy in order to save not only his mission but his soul mate.
Once Upon a Desert Moon: Three Book Collection – Volume 1
by Anna Lowe
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Werewolves & Shifters/Anthology
99¢ at time of posting! Kindle Countdown ending soon! (Returns to reg. price of 6.99)
3 suspenseful stories + 3 EXCLUSIVE BONUS scenes in one red-hot volume!
There’s more than meets the eye on Twin Moon Ranch, home to a pack of shapeshifting wolves willing to battle for life and love. In Desert Moon, lonely pack alpha Ty Hawthorne meets his match. If only his destined mate weren’t the daughter of a rival pack! In Desert Blood, sunny Cody Hawthorne faces the challenge of his life when a trio of vampires hunt down a beguiling woman who will never be accepted by his wolf pack. In Desert Fate, lone wolf and cop Kyle Williams comes face to face with all the good – and bad – of a troubled past. All three stories are packed with action, suspense, and romance! Each book is a complete standalone story — no cliffhangers.
Save $$$ over the price of three individual books and get 3 EXCLUSIVE BONUS SCENES that are ONLY available in this box set – nowhere else! Including Spring Hollow (a fun bonus scene to Desert Moon), Hot-Blooded Desert Nights (a steamy bonus scene to Desert Blood, and A Desert Valentine (a heartwarming bonus epilogue to Desert Fate).
* These are paranormal romances with adult content. The perfect read for fans of strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves and shapeshifters, red-hot cowboys, romantic westerns, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, and fantasy romance! If you enjoy the books of T.S.Joyce, Terry Bolryder, and Milly Taiden, you’ll love these dark & dangerous shapeshifter romances!*
Theresa now calls Florida home, with her husband, a professional chef, and her two dogs.
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