Monthly Archives: January 2014
REVIEW BY: CASSIE HOFFMAN
All I Ever Wanted
An Abbott Springs Anthology By: Marilyn Brant, Casey Quinn, Rhonda Helms and Lexi Ryan
Welcome to Abbott Springs, a small town in Ohio. This weekend of the annual Winterfest will have friends turning into lovers, heartaches finally healed, secrets revealed, and love found.
All About Us by Marilyn Brant:
One encounter, one night three months ago, and a chance meeting will bring these two strangers together again
Alex has come to the small town of Abbott Springs to help his friends who are playing at the Winterfest, but the last thing he thought he would see was the girl who he spent one night with and left him a number that wasn’t hers. He hasn’t forgot her
Samantha is in town helping her family during the Winterfest, but she get’s much more then she bargained for. She never knew that the one night she lied to a beautiful stranger about her self would come back to haunt her. Can she explain herself to him, and will he accept her for the real person she is, not the “Amanda” he thought he knew?
One weekend could change their lives, but for the best or the worst?
All I Need by Caisey Quinn:
A secret crush, best friends, and in a band together. Could admitting their feelings ruin it all?
Everlyn coming back to Abbott Springs to play at the Winterfest is the last thing she thought she would do. This time last year she made the worst mistake she could have made and hasn’t got over it. But keeping with her and her friends’ traditions of drinking spiked cocoa on the bridge has her coming back home.
Justin “Jubby,” Ev’s best friend and bandmate, hates this town as much as she does. How could he say no to the girl he has a crush on? He never can. He’s secretly in love with Ev and has been for a long time. Will getting up the nerve to tell Ev the truth of his feelings ruin it all?
Can they make it work out, take a leap of faith for love? Or will they take a leap off the deep end?
All For Love by: Rhonda Helms
Can a life of friendship turn into something more?
Maya, the unofficial adoptive daughter of the Abbott’s and best friend of Samantha, has a huge crush on her best friend’s brother, Oliver. She has done everything to get his attention, but will it finally all pay off and will he stop seeing the young girl she once was?
Oliver, the first born and golden child of the Abbott’s, is finally seeing his sister’s best friend in a different light after all these years. Has his cluelessness over her attraction to him ruined what could have been?
Could friendship turn into love, or is it all too late?
All or Nothing by Lexi Ryan:
Can revealing the truth of their feelings for each other be just what they need?
Bree and Kennedy have been best friends since forever, but one night in October, finding Bree naked in his dorm room, has strained their friendship.
Bree has had feeling for Kennedy for the last few years, but coming to Abbott Springs will make them face that October night and the feelings they both have for each other.
Can they make the right choice, or will their friendship be forever jeopardized? Is it worth the chance at love?
This anthology follows a set of friends who have came back to their hometown for the town’s annual Winterfest. While there, they all face tough decisions about the crushes, loves, and relationships they have kept secret. I enjoyed how every story flows right into the other. It’s all intertwined, and they did an amazing job at it. Each story is different in its own way, none the same as the previous. I fell in love with the town, I want to go there! Can I? I have my favorite story, it’s All or Nothing by Lexi Ryan, but they were all amazing in their own ways. I give this anthology 5 stars for how amazing, loving, and creative it is.
A quick thank you to Cynthia for hosting me today, and for continuing to believe in me J Thank you for your support!!
Today, we are at the bar with Eli. He makes smart sexy 😉
Micah’s brother, human…for now
Eli pushed a strand of hair behind Hannah’s ear before stroking a single finger down her cheek. She curved into the caress. He used the same finger under her chin to lift her head. “You shouldn’t have to play dumb for anyone, Hannah. Smart is sexy. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. One day, when you’re a little bit older, you’ll understand what I mean.”
Don’t know his name. Do know he’s smokin’ hot.
CHARACTER INSPIRED COCKTAIL/SHOOTER
The Wolf Bite—known to put hair on your chest…proceed with caution.
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THE WOLF BITE
1 oz LUCID Absinthe
1 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
1 oz lemon-lime soda
1.5 oz pineapple juice
Drizzle of grenadine
In a cocktail shaker, add Absinthe, Midori melon liqueur, pineapple juice, and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into 2 ounce shot glass. Splash lemon-lime soda on top and a drizzle of grenadine.
As a half-breed vampire, Ella Grey’s life sucks. She does her best to pass the time killing demons and secretly admiring her Shadow Hunter partner, Micah. He’s hot, dangerous and knows it. He’d be just Ella’s type if he weren’t likely to kill her the moment she put a toe out of line.
A chance encounter with a succubus changes everything. From the second the succubus’s spell washes over them, Ella and Micah are helpless to keep their hands off one another. The sex, when it’s not leaving them on the verge of death, is earth shattering and for the first time in ages Ella is connected with someone on a level she’d feared lost forever. But a dangerous prophecy has been set into motion, and if Ella’s not careful it’ll pull her straight from Micah’s arms and into the deepest bowels of the underworld.
A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published under the title Blood Lust Rising. It has been revised and expanded for EC.
ABOUT MADELINE PRYCE
Madeline Pryce wrote her first novel when she was ten, penned with neon-pink ink in a loose-leaf binder. Captivated by romantic literature, yet intrigued by the paranormal, she continues to develop her own voice, writing the kinds of stories that inspired her as a teen.
BOXED SET BLOWOUT!
All the books below are boxed sets, between $0.00 and $4.99. Actually, I think only three are $4.99, and the rest are $3.99 and under. There are a BUNCH that are only $0.99. This is a HUGE collection. These boxed sets have anywhere from 2-12 FULL-LENGTH books in them, for absolutely bargain prices. There is something for everyone: Paranormal, Shifters, Vampires, Romance, Suspense, Dystopian, Apocalyptic, Erotica, and so much more. Make sure you look at the price before you buy! Some of these are SALE prices and are subject to change!
The Labyrinth Wall Monster Party Blog Fest!
of her book, The Labyrinth Wall. Take it away, Emilyann…
participants to share about their favorite labyrinth monsters, or even make one
up and tell its tale. Today, I’m thinking of the Goblins from the Labyrinth
movie with David Bowie. They are notable labyrinth monsters, but often get
overlooked. Who can forget their musical talents?
you with a not so classy goblin quote “Your mother is a
fraggin’ aardvark!” (they’re nasty little dudes).
About The Labyrinth Wall:
In the Labyrinth
About the book:
Araina’s isolated teenage life is forever altered when she witnesses a man emerge through a rippling wall into the dark labyrinth she calls home. As a result of the stranger’s arrival, Araina’s Creators have unleashed a series of magical attacks using the labyrinth against its inhabitants. Now Araina must decide if she will trust potentially deceitful allies in order to reach safety on the other side of the labyrinth wall.
How it all started:
“The idea was originally a series concept
sparked from Dante’s Inferno but in a Fantasy world (think Lord of the Rings
meets Labyrinth). That then melded with my thought of ‘what if I explored a
character that never had a childhood because they are actually a creation? So as
a writer I am forced into a very strange perspective of someone learning to
understand themselves and others for the first time.’ All those strands of thought intertwined into what
is now The Labyrinth Wall, the first novel in my Obsidian series.” ~ Emilyann
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