Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dearhart Clan Series Books One - Three by Eri Nelson ~ review



About the Author:

Eri Nelson born Erica Walcott is a Indie Author and the youngest of three in a family of five. Erica became Eri (airy) from her mother who called her that for as long as she could remember. The short take on her name took on a more solid base with the love of her life and husband, Jeff Nelson.

Together they have been for the past twenty years. Within that time they were able to raise one daughter and endless amount of pets.

Eri Nelson is a nontraditional indie author who manages all areas of her fiction, fantasy, paranormal, action, adventure and sometimes-erotic writing. Eri handles all the groundwork of her books, even the editing. Because of this Eri strives to improve her abilities along with trying to explain to readers her far from traditional sentence structures. However, she will openly admit that typos follow her.

Writing is a passion for her and an abundance of never ending joy. Only one thing tops that for Eri... and that is when a reader enjoys the read......

Join Eri and her shadowy side of writing as she takes you along to explore new desire hunger filled worlds where your mind can share in the heat of the read.

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The Call From Within

Dearhart Clan Series

Book One

Eri Nelson

Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/

Action/Adult/Erotic

Publisher: EAN LLC

Date of Publication: July 2 2011

ISBN: 978-1461156871 * ASIN: B005FYSXI2

Number of pages: 84   *   Word Count: 15,173

Cover Artist: Richard Roberts

Book Trailer

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12035120-the-call-from-within?ac=1


Book Description:

Dearhart Clan is a series of fast paced books that dabble in the world of paranormal and remain in the erotic pulse of what can only be classified as a primal fantasy. If it’s a typical romance you’re looking for you won’t find it in this series.

Eri Nelson writes in a darker world where heat and need are the forefront for a slipping existence. There is not time for all the tenderness love deserves but if you’re imprinted to another you are far beyond those mortal requirements.

Our author is driven by swift action packed intrigues that often leave you wanting more. As she writes each new book into the series the number of pages might increase but the action never lets you feel the increasing distance to the final page.

The Call From Within is Eri Nelson’s first look into this series. It is here that we meet Owen our Pack’s clan leader. He has been driven by what is expected of an alpha. Facts that were told through the decades all but look like fiction to him now. So he never dared to believe in fate and only let duty push him forth. Although now his resolves make no sense and it took little to no time at all in showing him through the lust he feels for another.

Kristen Still bares the imprinted mark to our handsome alpha. However he wasn’t the first to notice what she was and it’s that bedding of prior passions that control her new weakness. Yes, Owen is pushed by jealousy to possess what his four footed insight tells him is his.

A former distraction wanted more than heated moments with Kristen. In her he saw a stronger life force for his young and if Brinston Drake must he would take what he needs from her. He just did not foresee another finding her as well.

While the rest of Eri Nelson’s cast of characters find their selves caught up in furthering personal existences. Another by the name of Wash seeks to use their distractions as his gain. A rogue sent to track and update, Wash is tested by his hatred and desire for revenge. He’ll have it but not as quickly as he would like. But soon enough Owen will slip farther into his madness over a bitch in heat. Then Wash perhaps can use the heated vixen to distract both her and the alpha into their future demise.


Excerpt:

~Every hair on Kristen’s arms raised as the eerie cries from their pursuers reached her ears. Seeing Owen tense told her he was gearing up to battle.

Gulping big clumps of fear down her throat, a coarse cry came from Kristen. “Is it Brinston?”

“If that’s the ex”—he spit out the ex part as if the whole knowledge that she could once bed a Shapeshifter revolted him—“then yes.”

Foot to pedal, Owen pushed the gas on the old ford to its max. There was no way the old rusted-out bucket was going to run much farther ahead of the herd of shifters hot on their tail.

Claws on the roof screeched forth like nails on a chalkboard. They were on them, and it was a matter of the time before the truck would be thrown to the side of the road.

A figure close to the look of a rhino came in so fast that it crashed into the driver’s side of the Ford, knocking the panels inward. Kristen screamed in horror with the sight of the blood running down Owen’s left side. Now she was pissed off; how dare they touch him? An instant reflection of possessiveness’s of him was clearing the way for her rage as she looked to the floor of the cab for a weapon. Her fingers felt their way to something metallic. When lifting her prize, she found herself quite proud to be gripping a grease-covered crowbar. However, just as her courage was lifted by the odd shaped metal weapon, the large plate-protected creature once again drove into their vehicle, lifting it up off it’s axles. With one heave of its mighty head, it sent them flying over the edge of the road. Rolling repeatedly, they went, stopping only when they collided with a long-standing grand pine.

Bloodied and crash-ridden, the two found they were looking at each other. Owen, gazing on at Kristen clutching a blackened crowbar, said, “I don’t suppose if I asked you to stay here you would listen?”

“Not like hell,” she replied. If he were going out there, then so was she. Losing him was not an option!


Double Call From Desire

Dearhart Clan Series

Book Two

Eri Nelson

Genre: Fiction/ Fantasy/ Action/Adult/Erotic

Publisher: EAN LLC

Date of Publication: July 21 2012

ISBN: 978-1478256991

ASIN: B006GV7Z50

Number of pages: 150  *  Word Count: 24, 801

Cover Artist: Eri Nelson & Katie Nelson

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18242037-double-call-from-desire


Book Description:

The DHC, Dearhart Clan Series, is a continuing saga that borders on several genres to create what I like to class as dark primal adult paranormal fantasies. In my opinion, the DHC is very erotic but does not fully go into erotica for there are many more aspects I like to let the reader discover from the characters.

Once again, you will encounter Owen Dearhart and his mate Kristen who for a second time find themselves facing obstacles that not only intervene but take away what Owen now finds worth more than the pack itself.

As per request Thomas Dearhart is sent by Owen to track down what they think is a rogue Werewolf. All the while unbeknownst to him, one of their own is taken from the pack. However with knowledge not known a mission at hand takes Thomas finding himself discovering more than what they assumed was a wolf gone astray. It will be this newly discovered venture that will put heat in his loins and a refusal to fully except what is in front of him.

With what seems like destiny fulfilling before him, Wash withers in revenge’s control and takes it upon himself to go further in the mouth of evil for support. So with vengeance as his goal Wash goes back to Opts where Yvone fully intends to arbitrate his ruthless control over not only the situation but Wash as well.

As a cast of characters emerge fighting not only their inner turmoil but those wishing to take them down it should be of no surprise that a few extra faces are now tossed into this dark and desperate world of the unknowns, where the urges of the beast weigh even heavier on their still looming demise.

 
Heated Calls From Change

Dearhart Clan Series

Book Three

Eri Nelson

Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/

Action/Adult/Erotic

Publisher: EAN LLC

Date of Publication: December 10, 2012

ISBN: 978-1481137782  *  ASIN: B006GV7Z50

Number of pages: 178  *  Word Count: 31,122

Cover Artist: Eri Nelson

 Book Trailer

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16100294-heated-calls-from-change



Book Description:

This third book is far darker than its predecessors, venturing down a path that will ultimately have readers at the door to another series, INK.

Owen and Kristen wage the war of captivities' control and fight all obstacles to find their ways back to each other. However, neither will ever be the same and brink on the lines of death to see each other once again.

Julia caught in loss will form a bond with an unexpected new life now swaddled around her. While Thomas resolves his needs and wants, to having it all with his mate.

From Forest's winter attire, comes a new face that hides well and kills even better. But she will not hide as her destiny arrives on the back of a wolf named Bry. For she and he were destined to carry the upcoming change of the werewolves world.

As revenge smolders still in the mind of Wash, he will be faced with the battle of his life and more importantly the man who will soon control all the werewolves’ fates.



My Thoughts:

I read all three books. My favorite was the first because it seemed to have the most romantic type feel to it of the three. I like romance in my books, what can I say? 

The Call From Within was the first book. It focuses on Owen the Alpha finding his mate Kristen. She doesn't seem to know what he is, or what she is for that matter either!

This book sets up the foundation for this series and ends on a solid note. :-) It was a really fast read.

All of the books have some violence, lots of steam, some suspense, action, and multiple POVs. Be warned these are not the typical werewolf books with romantic notions and happy characters

In the first book we meet a traitor wolf that they call Wash. He is hell bent on getting revenge against Owen for turning him into a were. 

In the second book, Double Call From Desire, we are introduced to new characters. Julia and Thomas are two key players. He is obnoxiously anti-mate. He does the deed but does Not want to be tied to her. :-( I don't like him.

In the third book, Heated Calls From Change,  We meet see yet another female introduced and a male claim her as his.

In all of the books, the POV jumps around from Owen to Kristen, Wash and others too. It wasn't bad, just a tad disorienting at first. The language had a historical feel to it so that was an adjustment for me as well.

I found all three books to be really quickly read. None of them had a dull moment. :-) I would have liked them more if they had some romance. Even without the romance, I managed to read them all. :-)

If you like historical type paranormal / fantasy books then you should give these books a consideration.

I received ebooks of all three in exchange for my honest opinion.




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GGMMMU ~ Panthers, Lions, Tigers. and Werebears Oh My!!!



Today is a Shifter (not wolf or dragon) Shmogasboard! This is the last GGMMMU post!!!! I wanted to go out with a ROAR! ;-)

You can find the main GGMMMU post with all of the challenge questions here.

I decided to keep the giveaways going for a few more days. I will end today's giveaway next Friday. But I will end the main GGMMMU giveaway on Monday at 12 am instead of Midnight tomorrow. This will enable a few more entries. Also I confess, I need the extra time to check all of the answers! I've been so busy finding books to share and post about, that I haven't had time to check any of the answers.


SHAPE-SHIFTER

One that seems able to change form or identity at will; especially: a mythical figure that can assume different forms (as of animals)









Freebies!

These are from Amazon. Please check prices before purchasing!

Highland Shift (Highland Destiny: 1) by Laura Harner and L.E. Harner 



Taken by Storm (Beyond Ontariese) by Cyndi Friberg and Dar Albert 





Equinox (The La'eelu Trilogy) by Victoria Foyle 
     
Blood Singers (Blood Series, #1) by Tamara Rose Blodgett





Shapeshifter's Craving by Lee Pearce

Island of Fog (Book 1) by Keith Robinson



 What's your favorite shifter book or series?



   
Here is a video with lots of Animals. ;-)




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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Four Weddings and a Werewolf by Kristin Miller ~ review and giveaway


Book Description:

To have and to howl…

Logan Black, former Marine and bodyguard for the Seattle Wolf Pack, hates weddings and has no plan to walk the path to matrimonial misery. But when he’s hired to protect a hot-to-trot wedding planner with a werewolf stalker, he’s forced to put his feelings aside. Not such an easy task when the damsel can turn him on with a single smoldering glance.

Wedding planner Veronica Vale knows werewolves exist, but hates them. One bit her sister, changing their lives forever. When a sexy Marine shows his gorgeous face at one of her wedding appointments, Veronica finds it hard to focus on the task at hand.

The chemistry drawing Logan and Veronica together seems fated, but with Logan’s playboy attitude, Veronica’s hatred for werewolves, and a stalker lurking in the shadows, these two need more than passion to keep them together.


Four Weddings and a Werewolf

Kristin Miller

Release Date: 10/28/13

Publisher: Entangled Covet

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolves

Purchase Links:

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FOUR WEDDINGS AND A WEREWOLF excerpt

“If I ever fall in love with a werewolf,” Veronica said, as she stared at a drunken wedding guest being escorted out of Seward Park, “shoot me.”

“Famous last words.”

Veronica Vale, wedding planner extraordinaire, folded her arms across her chest and gazed up at the cords of white lights streaming over the dance floor. “I don’t care how powerful they think they are, take them out of wolf form and they’re nothing but overgrown dogs in need of a muzzle.”

“Ouch.” Heather, her assistant wedding coordinator, eyed the bridal party as they waltzed to a beautiful rendition of “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” Huffing, Heather leaned over and bumped Veronica playfully in the shoulder. “Remind me not to get on your bad side.”

“I’m sorry, but there’s no excuse to get all worked up, especially at a wedding. Just goes to prove that they’re animals. Completely incapable of controlling their anger.” Veronica’s thoughts whirled around the incident that’d barely been avoided. Mr. Grady, the groom’s canine uncle, was offended that he’d been removed from the lineup of people to toast the bride and groom. The order came straight from the groom, but she was the one who had to relay the message and take the brunt of Mr. Grady’s anger. Veronica’s heart pounded in her chest as she strained to lower her voice. “If we hadn’t caught Mr. Grady when we did, seconds before he shifted, he would’ve burst through his tuxedo in front of everyone. Body hair suit?” She scoffed. “Not exactly wedding couture.”

Heather laughed. Veronica was grateful she had a friend to talk to about the werewolves in Seattle. If she had to bear the burden on her own, she didn’t know how she’d handle it. As it was, thinking about her older sister, Leah, being attacked last year and turning into a wolf made Veronica’s arm hair stand on end. It didn’t matter that Leah had accepted the hand she’d been dealt and fallen in love with a born werewolf from the Seattle Wolf Pack.

They were unnatural and had serious anger issues that turned them into beasts. If it weren’t for Leah getting info from her werewolf fiance, Jake, and tipping Veronica off as to which wedding guests could shift into the mangy things at the Grady wedding, Veronica wouldn’t have known to watch out for the groom’s uncle in the first place. There were a handful of other wolves attending the Grady wedding—from what her sister had said—and Veronica had assigned Heather to keep a close eye on all of them.

They couldn’t be trusted.

With a start, Heather whirled around and leaned into Veronica’s shoulder. “Don’t look now, but he’s staring at you again.”

Veronica scanned the dance floor, and as a couple spun by, her gaze caught on the guy who stood on the opposite side of the floor, the one who’d been checking her out all evening. His body was slender but powerful, with square, broad shoulders that tapered down to narrow hips. His tuxedo enhanced his frame, hugging his biceps and pulling at the seam in his groin. The way he stood, with his arms folded over his chest and his feet shoulder-width apart, screamed dominance. He had a body that made Veronica’s thoughts nosedive from vanilla to downright dirty.

Veronica’s breath hitched and she glanced away, studying the DJ as if she hadn’t noticed him, yet.

“He hasn’t taken his eyes off you all night,” Heather continued. “Maybe he’s your secret admirer!”

“You really think so?” Veronica had been getting notes and flowers for weeks, but had no clue who sent them. It was thrilling, knowing someone out there cared enough to surprise her that way. “But wait, I don’t know that guy over there. From the sound of the notes, my admirer has met me before.”

“Okay, maybe he’s a stranger who thinks you’re hot. Either way, you have to go say something.”

“Umm, that’s a no.” Veronica pretended to laugh as the song changed to something more upbeat. “He’s probably looking at you.”

“Please. If I wanted to nail a guy like that I’d have to stand as far away from you as possible so there wouldn’t be any distractions. In case you haven’t looked in the mirror in a while, you kinda steal the show.”

Heather gave Veronica a once-over, adding an eyebrow wiggle for dramatic presentation. She got an A for effort, but Veronica wasn’t buying it. If she was as hot as Heather always insinuated, it wouldn’t have been months since the last time Veronica rolled over and fetched a bone.

Feeling nervous, Veronica adjusted her simple black dress and crossed her feet at the ankles. “Thank you, but now’s not the time for personal business. We can talk about that in two nanoseconds when the reception is over.”

“You know, the one major plus to planning weddings is all kinds of hot, single guys show up, and I’ve never seen you take advantage of it. Not once. It’s okay to mix business with pleasure, you know.”

Veronica sighed and fidgeted with the spaghetti strap that’d slipped off her shoulder. “It’s never okay to mix the two. Besides, there is more than one good thing about my job.”

“Free drinks?” Heather swiped a champagne flute off the tray of a passing server and nodded in thanks.

“No”—Veronica let her gaze skim the dance floor, from the couples moving in time to each other, to the white lights crossing overhead, to the moonlight-tipped waves of Lake Washington shimmering in the distance—“you get to witness really great love. Think about it, Heather. This couple will remember today as the day they were blissfully happy. Today is the day they love each other the most, when everything is perfect and magical. When things get tough, they’ll think back to this. It’s kind of special to think that I—we, had a hand in it.”

“You are kind of a wedding genius, and I’ll scream your praises to everyone I meet,” Heather said, sipping on her drink and turning back around. “But if you wanted to bark up that guy’s tree at the end of the night, I wouldn’t tell a soul.”



About the Author:

National bestselling author Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in northern California, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures. After graduating from Humboldt State University, Kristin taught high school and middle school English, married her college sweetheart, and had two beautiful munchkins. In 2008, she took time off from teaching to raise her children, and started writing while they napped.

Her first novel was published in 2011, and since then she has had eight other novels published with Entangled Covet, Avon/HarperCollins and Harlequin Nocturne. She is the author of the Seattle Wolf Pack series (starting with the national bestselling book Gone with the Wolf), the dark and gritty Vampires of Crimson Bay series and the short-but-steamy Isle of Feralon novellas.

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My Thoughts:

This is the second book in the Seattle Wolf Pack series. It can easily stand alone. I haven't read book one yet but I will.

Logan doesn't believe in weddings. He thinks the participants are all deluding themselves. Imagine his disdain when he has to "babysit" Veronica who happens to be a wedding coordinator.

Veronica absolutely loves weddings. She feels lucky to have a hand in one of the happiest moments of peoples lives. She hopes to have her own HEA one day.

Two more opposite views on weddings there could not be. However, there is more to life than weddings and their feelings about them. Like Veronica's stalker, for instance. She thinks it's a secret admirer but there is more to it than meets the eye. Her soon to be brother in law (a werewolf) hires his bff Logan (also a wolf) to be Veronica's secret bodyguard. They decide not to tell her that he is a wolf because she is very prejudiced against them. You can imagine the problems this might create when she does find out!

When something happens and he loses his anonymity, things between them start to heat up. He tries to put the breaks on the attraction though and the two spend a lot of time riling each other up! lol!

I  really liked this book, from the title to the ending. Four Weddings and a Werewolf had some humor, suspense, action, romance and some sexy scenes too! What's not to like? ;-)

I received an ebook in exchange for my honest opinion. I really liked it and I could easily recommend this to werewolf lovers.





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GGMMMU ~ Quit Dragon Your Feet ~ Take the challenge!



Today is day 12 of the GGMMMU challenge. We will focus on our fierce and fiery friend the dragon.

If you are just beginning the challenge that's okay. :-) You can find all of the instructions, and the main Rafflecopter giveaway with all of the challenge questions here. If you have been here every day, you are doing great. It is almost over!


drag·on [ drággən ]

1.scaly green monster: a mythical creature that has green scaly skin, wings, and a long tail, and breathes fire

2.large lizard: a large lizard, e.g. the Komodo dragon

3.offensive term: an offensive term for a woman regarded as fierce and formidable






Freebies!!!!

The following are books that I found at Amazon. They were free when I found them but prices change without notice so double check before purchsing!


Safe Heart (Blood Dragon) by Kenra Daniels

Bonds of Fire by Sophie Duncan

Alyxa (Dragon Charmers) by Linda McNabb

The Dragon Maker by Elizabeth Baxter

New Breed (#1) (Dragon's Fire) by Danielle Kazemi 

Demons, Dragons, Monsters and Mayhem by Lari Don



Blood of Requiem (Song of Dragons, Book 1) by Daniel Arenson

The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo

Dragon Wars: A Dragon Wars Novella I by Rich Scribes

Draykon: Book 1 (The Draykon Series) by Charlotte E. English



If you had a dragon, what would you name it?

Have you read any of these?

Are there any Dragon books that you'd recommend instead?







Here's a dragon scene from Harry Potter. Enjoy!




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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

GGMMMU ~ Which Witch Is Which? Freebies & Giveaway


This is part two of day 11's GGMMMU post. This part focuses on all things witch!

You can find the main giveaway and challenge questions here.

witch [ wich ]

  • somebody with alleged magic powers: somebody, especially a woman, who is supposed to have magical or wonder-working powers that are most often used malevolently
  • follower of nature religion: a follower of Wicca, a pre-Christian natural religion
  • offensive term: an offensive term that deliberately insults a woman regarded as ugly, vicious, or malicious




Freebies!!

As usual with these books, please double check to be certain they are still free before purchasing them! I found all of these goodies on Amazon, but you can check with your favorite merchant to see if the books are free there. Sometimes they are! :-)



Tales of Aradia The Last Witch Volume 1 by L.A. Jones, Harrison Bradlow and Harris Channing 


Witch's Bell Book One by Odette C. Bell 


The Witch Sisters by Alma Katsu

Easy Bake Coven by Liz Schulte



Cursed (Book 1) by Tara Brown

Arianna Rose (Part 1) by Jennifer Martucci and Christopher Martucci



Bewitching Embrace 1 by Sandra Ross



Haunted Moon (A Moon Coven Series Novella) by K.B. Miller, Brittany Carrigan and Covers by Magical Design



Witchy, Witchy (Spellbound Trilogy book one) by Penelope King


Answer one or all of my questions if you want, don't forget to enter the CIG (comment incentive giveaway) as well! The link is at the top of the page. :-)

If you were a witch, what kind of spells would you cast? 

Who is your favorite witch?

Which Witch Books would you recommend? 






I absolutely Love this Halloween movie!




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Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with any of the mentioned authors, pages, book sellers, etc... The provided Links are simply given to ease your curiosity should you want more information. I'm not compensated in any way for giving you this information or for any adds, banners etc.... I share what I want when the mood suits me. :-) Any books that I review were purchased by me unless otherwise noted. Giveaway prizes for tours that I take part in are provided by the author or publisher unless otherwise stated.