Wednesday, October 30, 2013


A big thank you goes out to Kallysten for putting this wonderful collection of authors together. The following information comes straight from Kallysten's site promoting Shades of Pink. Join us in our effort to make a few dollars do great things. And, as always, keep it romantic and keep it pink!

Shades of Pink Charity Anthology

As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For this occasion, 33 authors have allied for 1 cause: fundraising for research. Their gift to everyone who makes a donation? A romance anthology (ebook) titled Shades of Pink, totaling over 200.000 words / about 500 pages as a PDF.

The suggested donation is $5. Funds are raised via and all proceeds go directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Readers can also donate to the charity organization of their choice (with a focus on breast cancer) and email their receipt to receive their copy of the anthology in either PDF, ePub or mobi (kindle).

Who: Kate Baum, Brei Betzold, Jean Booth, Catherine Bowman, Perci T. Brooks, Rose Caraway, Bethan Cooper, Sarah Daltry, Vivien Dean, JJ Ellis, Rachel Firasek, Sabrina Garie, Amber Green, T. Hammond, Lisa M. Harley, Susan Harris, K. R. Haynes, Ellie Heller, Laura Hunsaker, Jennifer James, Torie James, Kallysten, K.A. Linde, C. Deanne Rowe, DJ Shaw, Madeline Sheehan, Eden Summers, Gill Taber, J. Annas Walker, Matthew Welch, Kristin L. Wilson, Zoe York, Angela Yseult

When: October through November 15th.

What: 33 short stories, including…
·      30 M/F, 1.5 M/M, 1.5 M/F/M
·      4 paranormal, 2 sci-fi, 19 contemporary, 3 historical, 1 BDSM, 9 fantasy, 3 YA (some stories have more than one genre)
·      4 spicy (ménage or kink), 15 sexy (explicit sex scenes), 14 sweet (no sex)
·      A handful of vampires, about four dozen humans including fighters, cursed humans, reincarnated souls, footballers, time travelers, bosses, secretaries, writers, rock stars, teens, witches, soldiers, wives, husbands and fiancés, 1 succubus, 1 genie, 1 extra-terrestrial princess, a few gods and goddesses, a pack of werewolves.
·      Pink, pink and more pink, including cherry blossoms, jewelry,  flamingoes, silk, a leather collar, assorted flowers, hair, a car, lip gloss, champagne, a hair ribbon, a hippo, various clothing items, lemonade and a toy.

Here you’ll find teasers for all the stories, interviews of the authors posted during all of October, and of course the link where you can donate and help this worthy cause.

Sunday, October 27, 2013



An élite club of shamed angels – the Fallen – welcomes disgraced super-naturals, like me. Defiant and vengeful, we’re catalysts in destruction and mayhem, much to our angelic adversaries’ dismay. Satisfying the void left in our soulless bodies motivates many Fallen to play with feeble humans. For even though we wield infernal-powers, they have one thing we crave.


As a Fallen, an infinite number of days lay before me – if I choose. The Big Man upstairs always gives us a choice. I can accept my fate and perish, or consume a human’s soul and live. The last one I devoured glows like a firefly inside my chest. One day, it’ll flicker and fade into darkness. The Archangels who cast me from heaven would claim victory in the everlasting battle we wage, unless I consume another.

My next victim? A young man with ridiculously enticing lips. Gorgeous doesn’t define his otherworldly appearance. His vogue hairstyle accentuates his sky-blue eyes. His laugh echoes in my ears. His perfect smile is burned to memory. The undeniable urge to consume his soul unveils my wicked inhibitions. I want him… his soul. One problem – he’s protected by a Guardian angel. 



Fallen Tears is a sweet romance centered around a fallen angel, Miriam. In finding her latest mark, she encounters a set of circumstances that are beyond the ordinary. This boy, Lincoln, holds the potential to free her from damnation. The question is if she is willing to take the steps to become mortal.

I found the story to be a reasonably quick read. The plot line was interesting, and I found myself rooting for the fallen angel. Wait. Are they supposed to be the bad guys? Well, yes and no. Even a fallen angel is allowed to repent.I liked this book. Being familiar with Scripture is a plus, but a number of the quotes are referenced by book, chapter, and verse. I believe the American King James Bible was the reference for these. I mean, this is a book about angels. You have to expect some quotes.

The romance is sweet and the language isn't anything to worry about. I can safely recommend this one for any age group and would call it safe for work. Unless some Nosy Nancy peeping over your shoulder has a problem with Christianity, there shouldn't be any issues. I look forward to seeing more from Sarah Pepper in the future.

About the Author:
I specialize in dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn't only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn't always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn't mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013



Can wearing the color pink attract true love?
That is the question Summer Jones intends to answer.

In her early thirties, Summer Jones thought that she had found the perfect man, the man she planned to marry until she learned that he still had feelings for his first love.  Now, at age thirty-five, Summer is ready to fall in love again.  After she hears that wearing the color pink can attract true love, she sets out to do just that--and attracts more than just true love. 

Follow Summer as she journeys into the world of color magic and find out how she uses that magic to help her choose between one man from her past and another man who is destined to become her future.

This romantic drama serves up something fun and sexy, proving that the road to love can be paved with many painful lessons and memorable moments. It’s a story about paying attention to your past so that you don’t always have to repeat it.

About the Author

Parker Paige has been writing fiction for several years with a passion for creating eccentric characters. She is fascinated with true stories and for that reason, she is drawn to the network Investigation Discovery like a drug. She is the author of “The Color Pink” and “Whitley and Austin.” She is not completely insane, maybe just a little bit crazy. She lives in Los Angeles. 

Her website is 
Twitter: @ParkerPaige86 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013



After learning that his brother is a vampire/angel hybrid, Kieran O'Callaghan has some trouble adjusting to the new and strange world he's being dragged in to. If it weren't for Joey, the werewolf who has seemingly taken it upon himself to be Kieran's friend and guide, Kieran wouldn't know how to handle it all.
Joey Taylor was born and raised in Australia by a deeply religious, and prejudiced, pack of werewolves. Some people might think him a little unusual, but Joey is nothing if not loyal. When he meets Kieran, he instantly knows that the man is his fated mate. It should be the best day of his life, only Kieran is completely straight and just out of a long-term relationship. With Joey resigned to the fact that he can only ever be Kieran's friend, and Kieran determined to fight fate every step of the way, can they find their way to each other before it's too late.

Twitter:  @JaneWallaceKnig

Sunday, October 20, 2013



When Kevin Johnson, 22, goes to Wallace, Idaho, days after his college graduation, he expects to find rest and relaxation as his family prepares his deceased grandfather's house for sale. Then he discovers a hidden diary and a time portal that can take him to 1910, the year of Halley's comet and the largest wildfire in U.S. history. Within hours, Kevin finds himself in the era of horse-drawn wagons, straw hats, and ankle-length dresses. Returning to the same time and place, he decides to travel again and again and make the portal his gateway to summer fun. The adventure takes a more serious turn, however, when the luckless-in-love science major falls for pretty English teacher Sarah Thompson and integrates himself in a community headed for tragedy. Filled with humor, romance, and heartbreak, THE FIRE, the sequel to THE JOURNEY, follows a conflicted soul through a life-changing journey as he makes his mark on a world he was never meant to see.


At the very beginning, we get a glimpse of our hero and heroine from THE MINE and THE SHOW. I thought, "Oh, haven't these two been through enough?" Instead, I find that Kevin is the son of our heroine's younger self for THE JOURNEY who chose a different, one that held happiness and a family.

Kevin graduates college in Seattle and heads off to Wallace, Idaho and the family's homestead. These days, with the older relations gone, it is seen more as an extra home that needs to be sold. Alone in the guest room, Kevin finds a trove of family records under the floor board. They contain a wealth of family history and the secret to older generation's financial success. This included the instructions on using a time portal in the backyard. Kevin uses the portal to go back to 1910, where he meets the love of his life, Sarah.

This tale is different than the others in that our hero isn't a victim of chance. No odd happenstance sucked him into an adventure. He walks in of his own freewill. It was nice to see he didn't feel trapped or guilty about forming attachments or relationships. There were several times when I wondered if he would choose to stay in the simpler time or if his own reality would call him back. Watching him became a part of his 1910 Wallace community was fun. He took a very modern approach to teaching and applied it in a time when children were thought of more as small adults. The impact he had eventually echoed through the ages.

Now about that ending, I'm glad to see Kevin get his happily-ever-after. Really, I am, but my jaw dropped when he looses Sarah. I certainly didn't see that one coming. I finished that page and was scratching my head. Did Heldt really stray that far from his formula? How in the name of heaven was Kevin going to get his HEA without Sarah? Oh, never fear, dear reader. That's been covered. The fantasy world's balance of love conquers all and mystery is still working. Kevin does end up with his dream woman and a happy life.

As this series is more of a science fiction story with a romance element, the language is suitable for a general audience. There would be no problem letting the tweens and teens read The Fire. While nice if you've read the other three books, it isn't strictly necessary. I liked the pace and the descriptions of the past. The history of the fire destroying a sizable portion of the town of Wallace and how the chaos separated the two young lovers was compelling. I recommend this one for anyone and for anywhere. Reading this gem at work shouldn't be a problem. I can't wait to see what Heldt does next.