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The Sunday Post – Weekly Recap # 2

The Sunday Post – Weekly Recap # 2

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance for participants to share their blog’s news about the past week, reading recaps, new hauls, and a lot of other fun stuff.   This past week on this blog: Book […]

A Sad State of Affairs: 2019 Reading Challenges Update for January

A Sad State of Affairs: 2019 Reading Challenges Update for January

Every year many of us start with good intentions, plan vigorously and take steps to forge a new start, –  and then life happens! And all of the plans are going down the toilet. Which is exactly what happened to me again in 2019.   […]

The Billionaire Shifter’s Secret Baby by Diana Seere – A Book Blitz

The Billionaire Shifter’s Secret Baby by Diana Seere – A Book Blitz

A paranormal romance with a Billionaire-theme! Now there is something I never heard of before, which is the reason why I am so intrigued. Yes, in contemporary romance novels, the Billionaire theme has been written to death, pretty much, but The Billionaire Shifter’s Secret Baby by Diana Seere is not your typical standard romance novel.

Enjoy!

Title: The Billionaire Shifter’s Secret Baby
Author: Diana Seere
Publication date: April 4th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal

A masquerade ball in Malibu led to a single night of passion under the stars… and set the wheels of fate in motion.

Three years ago, waitress Kara Jablonski gave in to her wilder side with a fellow weretiger, the rock star billionaire Lars Jensen, a sun-kissed blond drummer with a viking’s build. Six weeks later, the pregnancy test came back positive.

Knowing Lars’ powerful, overbearing mother would be able to take the baby away, Kara did what she had to do.

She hid him.

Now chance has brought Lars back into her life, his touch making her pulse beat like the old legends. So strong, so loud, so bold.

So right.

But can she trust him to want more than another night under the stars? Can she trust him to claim his son as his heir… and Kara as his mate?

Fate responds with a roar…

The Billionaire Shifter’s Secret Baby is a novella that stars Lars Jensen, a member of a shifter family with viking blood featured in earlier books in the series, and is part of the Howls Romance series as well

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EXCERPT:

Under normal circumstances, Kara Jablonski would’ve been happy to pause and admire the towering blond god as he strode across the elegant lobby below the Platinum Club. His expensive black suit was obviously custom-made, cut perfectly to his broad shoulders, narrow waist, and powerful thighs. Above the impressive physique, thick hair swept away from his forehead in loose waves, gleaming like gold in the sunlight pouring in through the Boston skyscraper’s high windows. His eyes were a piercing cobalt blue. And even more stunning than the rest of him, one perfect dimple indented his chin as if kissed by a naughty, slutty angel.

Right… there. She could almost feel it under her lips.

Under normal circumstances, she would’ve taken the time to drink in every inch of him, knowing he’d never notice a girl like her even if she were openly drooling like a starving stray cat.

Meow.

But this was not a normal circumstance.

Heart thudding against her ribs, Kara lifted her bag in front of her face and scurried behind a row of potted ficus trees. After a moment, she risked peeking through the leaves at the god.

No, not a god.

A weretiger.

The breath seeped out of her, leaving her limp. How dare he look so good, so beautiful, so… unchanged?

Two years, almost three. But he hadn’t aged a day. Of course, shifters had exceptionally long lives, even shifters from the poor, forgotten branches of the breed—like her.

But she was certain she had aged a lifetime in the past two years, almost three. Everything had changed since that night.

Everything.

What was he doing here? If she’d ever thought he would show up in Boston, let alone this building, she never would’ve taken the waitressing job at the Platinum Club. So far as she knew, he wasn’t even an American. He was a globe-trotting playboy, he and his brothers loaded with as much old money as the Stantons, the powerful family of shifters who owned this building.

Well, she assumed they did. When Eva called her about working here, she’d implied as much. Eva, also a shifter of modest means, although not as modest as Kara’s, managed the Platinum Club. Eva was always looking for good waitstaff, she’d said, especially lately since there had been unusually high turnover.

He should be out in the world, enjoying his wealth, prestige, and gorgeousness—in both man and tiger form. He shouldn’t be parading around Boston when she was just figuring how to get through her life without him, not that she’d ever had her life with him, except for that one night. She and Nana had just moved into a two-bedroom apartment, and this job had an elite clientele with a salary to match. A salary they needed desperately.

Where’d he go? She peered through the branches again, an uncontrollable sigh drifting out of her.

He was out of sight and out of her life.

Again.

Another sigh.

Seeing him wasn’t only painful, but dangerous. However, as tempted as she was to turn and run out of the building and never look back—perhaps even shifting to speed her escape—she straightened her spine and held her ground.

She couldn’t leave. She needed this job. They all did. The days of only thinking of herself had passed.

After waiting another minute, she stepped out from behind the potted trees and walked to the elevator. Although the waitresses had a dressing room they could use before their shifts, Kara preferred to work as she’d arrived, in her favorite black dress and ballet flats. She liked how it made her invisible—or maybe she liked an excuse for why most people didn’t notice her, and even men she’d danced with, men she’d kissed, men she’d— Well, even they seemed capable of completely forgetting her. Easier to blame it on her boring clothes than on her face, body, or personality.

He’d walked within five feet of her and hadn’t even blinked. Neither one of his golden-lashed eyelids over his sapphire-blue irises had flickered a millimeter. She’d even gasped a little when he’d stepped in front of her. All morning, in fact, she’d been as jumpy as a cat at a pool party, sweating too much, breathing too fast—she’d thought it was nerves about starting the new job.

But it was nerves about him.

The father of her child.

And he didn’t even know her name.

 

Author Bio:

Diana Seere was raised by wolves in the forests outside Boston and San Francisco. The only time she spends in packs these days is at romance writing conventions. In truth, Diana is two New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors who decided to write shifter romance and have more fun.

 

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Book Excerpt: The White Raven by Carrie D. Miller + Giveaway!

Book Excerpt: The White Raven by Carrie D. Miller + Giveaway!

Witches and past-lives make a fascinating subject matter for fantasy novels! Today, I am sharing with you the prologue of a book containing just that: The White Raven by Carrie D. Miller. It surely caught my attention! Also, win a signed copy of the book, by […]

Book Blitz: The Animal Under The Fur – An Action-Filled Romance by E.J. Mellow

Book Blitz: The Animal Under The Fur – An Action-Filled Romance by E.J. Mellow

Do you enjoy some quick, and sharp banter, as well as bad@#s characters who don’t take anything from anyone? Then the book I am introducing today is for you. However, I have to warn you, The Animal Under The Fur, is not for the faint-hearted. But […]

Cover Reveal: Stiff Drink by Blair Babylon – A Hot Contemporary Romance

Cover Reveal: Stiff Drink by Blair Babylon – A Hot Contemporary Romance

Do you like books that feature Billionaires? Then Stiff Drink by Blair Babylon might be exactly what you have been waiting for. This novel is the first in the new Runaway Billionaires Series, which in itself sound very promising.

Stiff Drink will be available on March 28th, on Amazon, so pre-order this beauty now!

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Title: Stiff Drink
Author: Blair Babylon
Series: (Runaway Billionaires: Arthur Duet #1)
Publication date: March 28th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Genevieve is a lawyer, not a babysitter, and certainly not a dog trainer. She is just about to become a full barrister, a British litigating attorney, when her law mentor dies unexpectedly. She is shuffled off to another barrister, one who’s nothing at all like her kind and decent former mentor, and then she is assigned the office’s worst case: Arthur Finch-Hatten, six-feet and four-inches of ripped, loaded, hot English nobleman who is wasting his life and his inherited estate so audaciously that his younger brother is suing him for control of their family’s earldom. There is a darn good chance that Arthur will lose everything, even his crazed, badly behaved puppy.

Unless he shapes up.

Her new boss hasn’t been able to convince Arthur to mend his ways. His uncle’s lectures haven’t had any effect on his depraved debauchery and lavish lifestyle.

The only way for Genevieve to make partner is to win Arthur’s case, and the only way to win his case and save his earldom is to keep him from spending his days hungover in bed and his nights pouring Cristal on naked, drunk women before flying off in his private jumbo jet to the next party.

Arthur was enough to make any woman need a stiff drink.

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Author Bio:

Blair Babylon is the nom de plume of an award-winning, USA Today-bestselling author who used to publish literary fiction. Because professional reviews of her other fiction usually included the caveat that there was too much deviant sex and too much interesting plot, she decided to abandon all literary pretensions, let her freak flag fly, and write hot, sexy, erotic romance, plus wild, suspenseful thrillers, science fiction, and urban fantasy using the super-secret pen name Blair C. Babylon.

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Not For The Faint Of Heart – A Steamy Romance “Blindsided” by Ava Ashley

Not For The Faint Of Heart – A Steamy Romance “Blindsided” by Ava Ashley

Now here is a book not for the faint of heart. You already know that I do not shy away from any type of book, may it be fiction or not, young adult, or hot contemporary romance, but this one is extra steamy, and should […]

A Private Investigator Out For Revenge: Ares Road by James L. Weaver + Giveaway

A Private Investigator Out For Revenge: Ares Road by James L. Weaver + Giveaway

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A Charming Paranormal YA Story: Shaken by Susan Hatler – A Review

A Charming Paranormal YA Story: Shaken by Susan Hatler – A Review

book review, young adult, romance novelAt first, I thought Shaken was a little slow. The first chapter or so seemed to drag just a bit, but then it got really exciting, and I am glad I stuck with it.

Wow, what would it be like, if one day you simply could start reading minds? Kylie Bates had to experience that, and – of course – it freaked her out. What if you also found out that your Dad lied to you about something very important? Another real shock, that is for sure.

Thrown into the midst of mind reading, a kidnapping, and family drama, this young girl deals with a lot throughout the story, but at least she does not have to deal with it alone. Trip – another high-school senior and amateur detective is by her side.
Okay, I really thought that Trip was really sweet. I love the character Susan Hatler created there, and I really want to know more about him – which I hope will happen in the next installment of this series.
Actually, all of the characters had an amazing depth to it, so it was easy to connect and feel with them. I love when an Author sets up ALL of the characters well in the first book of the series, and I am not left wondering what that person was doing there.
I also loved the conclusion, which left just enough open to make me want more but also completely closed the book and the story. I hope Susan will continue that for her upcoming books in the series, because that way they can be all read as a stand-alone novel, and maybe entice someone who only read one of the series, to grab the next?
In any case, I can hardly wait to read the next book!

Shaken is available on Amazon right now! 

Book Rating:

5 out of 5 Stars

 

Book Details

Title: Shaken

Author: Susan Hatler

Series: Mind Reader Book # 1

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Publisher: Hatco Publishing

Publishing Date: February, 2nd, 2012

 

Book Summary:

High school junior, Kylie Bates, can suddenly read minds. When she touches people’s hands, she’s able to see their deepest thoughts. As if that’s not freaky enough, her dad sends her to help hottie detective, Sam Williams, track down a missing girl. Way too much pressure, especially for a girl who can’t watch Scream without getting nightmares.

Then, finding the missing girl leads to much more than Kylie’s prepared for. Like discovering that her dad has been lying to her. That she has a family she never knew about. That the girls have powers similar to hers. Oh yeah, and that someone is out to get her.

When the detective’s teenage wanna-be-cop cousin, Trip Williams, approaches Kylie at school insisting she help him solve the case, she discovers Trip might be the only one she can trust, and the only one to help her unravel the secrets behind her mysterious gift.

Happy Reading!

Claudia

 


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