Saturday, April 27, 2013

VBT: Giveaway and Review ~ Tristan's Lyceum Wolves by Kym Grosso

An erotic paranormal romance…

Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves’ Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she’s reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who’d kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.

Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?

Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves

Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3

Kym Grosso

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

ISBN-13: 978-1482692396

ISBN-10: 1482692392

Number of pages: Approx. 267

Word Count: 94,000 words

Purchase it from Amazon.

Enjoy an excerpt:

Julie poked her head around the corner in time to see Tristan making his way down the long hallway. She quickly got back to work, annoyed that he’d gone so far with his investigation. Their voices had carried well into the kitchen during the heat of their argument. She’d been tempted to intervene, but knew better than to interfere with Alpha business.

Padding into the room, Tristan eyed Julie standing next to the stove, pouring the broth into Tupperware containers.

“She sleeping?” Julie asked, already aware of the answer. He’d been down in her room for well over an hour, sitting in total silence, watching Kalli sleep, and she found it curious that he was taking such an interest in the injured human woman.

“You didn’t bring the soup,” he commented.

“You were busy,” she curtly replied.

“What gives, Jules? Just say it.”

“I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that you don’t take direction well, Alpha. Although I guess you’re more used to giving directions than taking them,” she huffed. “I could hear the ruckus all the way in here. No disrespect intended, but I did say not to upset her, didn’t I?”

“Yeah well, it’s not easy being king,” he remarked with a smart-assed inflection, grabbing a bowl of soup. He sat down at the counter and began eating while she finished working.

“Sorry, I don’t mean to be so hard on you. I know you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. It’s just that seeing her like that….all those scrapes and bruises and bite marks. My God, she was a mess. I suppose I’m going a little mother hen on you. I’m not used to having to deal with such violence. You are good to us, here.”

“No worries. We worked it out. She’s a tough one, you know. Believe me; she’ll be right as rain, soon. My spidey sense tells me so,” he joked.

“All right then, I’m going to leave you some crackers and ginger ale to put next to her bed in case she wakes up in the middle of the night starving. I was able to get a little bit of the electrolyte fluid into her before she woke up all the way. I have to say that it’s unusual for a human not to be dehydrated. I guess she must have been really, really healthy before this happened to her. It’s almost as if…well, never mind.”

Tristan stopped eating and stared over at Julie, who looked deep in thought. “What is it?”

“Oh, I’m just being crazy. I was just going to say that it’s almost as if she had the constitution of a wolf. Silly, huh?”

“Yeah, silly.” Tristan bit into a cracker, considering her assessment. Silly? Or right on target? He felt it too. Something about that woman wasn’t exactly human, but then again, she wasn’t at all supernatural.

Julie gathered up her purse and gave Tristan a quick hug and kiss on the cheek. “Okay, hun, well, call me if you need anything. I’ll stop by tomorrow to check on our girl. Maybe bring up some clothes for her, too. Get some rest, okay? Love ya!” she chirped as she entered the elevator and the doors slid shut.

Tristan reveled in the quietness surrounding him. He needed to think about his next steps, his strategy. He planned to bring in a sketch artist, so they could put a face to the arsonists. The meeting with Jax Chandler was in another two days, and he needed to get his shit together before it all went down. Throwing his bowl in the sink, he went to take a hot shower. He needed to think, without his libido interfering. It was as if he’d just been given a few more pieces of a jigsaw puzzle for which he didn’t have the picture. But he was cunning, and that’s what he did best, work with the impossible to make the possible happen. He was Alpha.

About the Author:   

Kym Grosso is the author of the erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. Both of her novels, Kade's Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1) and Luca's Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), are currently available via Amazon, digitally and in print. Tristan's Lyceum Wolves is scheduled for release on April 1, 2013.

In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She writes autism articles on and She also is a contributing essay author in the new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog, cat and guinea pig. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow covered mountains. On any given night, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.

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My Thoughts:

This is the third book in the Immortals of New Orleans series and it can easily stand alone. Only adults should read this one. ;-)

Poor Tristan, someone burnt down his club and shot one of his brother's wolves too. He'll do whatever it takes to get retribution. A woman is shown on the video taking Tristan's pet snake. This is his only clue.

He finds his suspect being tortured by a vampire. He rescues her and then questions her when she's capable of answering him. The attraction is pretty much instantaneous. However, he believes she's human. Tristan tries to play off the attraction as good old fashioned lust.  

Poor Kalli wakes up after being rescued from the vampires just to be interrogated by an Alpha wolf. She thinks she knows all about them. After all she used to belong to a pack. Aren't they all the same?

She finds out the answer to that question is no. Tristan is nothing like the cruel abusive alpha that she ran away from. His pack doesn't do the type of monstrous deeds her old pack did either.

She is hiding a HUGE secret. Eventually she decides to share it with Tristan but it is almost too little too late.

Wow! This book had action, growling, hot steamy scenes, some drama, werewolves, and vampires too! Oh and did I mention there are puppies? :-)

I really liked watching Kalli and Tristan grow closer. There were some really sweet moments. ;-) There were some sad moments, and I laughed quite a few times too!

It amazes me when I find a series like this one that have multiple books out that I have somehow completely missed. How does that happen? Anyway, I know about it now and you better believe I'm on board for the next book.

I recommend this book, especially to all my wolf reading friends.

I received a copy of this book from Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion. Honestly I really liked this scorcher! ;-)

For those of you who are like me and somehow missed this series, here are the deets for the first two books, along with a chance to win your choice of book from the series to be awarded from Amazon! :D

Kade's Dark Embrace

Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1

By Kym Grosso

Genre: Paranormal Spicy Romance

74,000 Words Novel Length

Purchase Links:

B&N / ARe  / Amazon

Book Description:

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.

The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. If she makes it out alive, will she give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade?


Book trailer for Kade's Dark Embrace


Luca’s Magic Embrace

Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2

Kym Grosso

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Paranormal Romance

ISBN-13: 978-1480199262

ISBN-10: 1480199265


Word Count: 80,799 words

Cover Artist: Carrie Spencer, CheekyCovers

Purchase it from: Amazon US / Amazon UK

Book Trailer:

An erotic paranormal romance...

Sexy vampire, Luca Macquarie doesn't do love; especially not with humans. Yet, ever since he rescued Samantha Irving, he can't deny the enigmatic attraction he's developed for the alluring mortal woman. Concerned for her safety, he's determined to bring Samantha back to her coven. His mission is to go find the novice witch and bring her home, nothing more, nothing less; falling for her is not supposed to be part of the plan.

Samantha doesn't want to be a witch, yet that's exactly what she is. After failing to elicit her magic, she escapes to the mountains in an attempt to resume a semblance of her previous human life. When an arsonist torches her cabin, Samantha's worst fears are realized. Aware that her life is on the line, she reluctantly agrees to return to New Orleans with Luca.

In the Big Easy, Samantha and Luca embark on a spellbinding journey, searching for a mystical amulet that promises to release her obligation from an ancient, lethal vampire who's been threatening her life. With cryptic clues and clandestine allies, will Luca and Samantha destroy the dangerous amulet before others acquire it, setting forth a chain of catastrophic consequences? And will Luca give into his erotic desire for the witch who magically captures heart?

Have you ever been to New Orleans?


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  1. ... I never went to New orleans no but the series by Suzanne Johnson really made me want to ( and next yeart the RT convention will be held there so i really need to win the lottery)

    you are not teh only one to have missed series really great^^ i'm generally 2years behind ( except that thanks to you this year i made a lot of progress)
    i'm so glad these books can be read as stand alone because you caught me with...puppies! i want to read about teh puppies!! (werewolves too of course but those are bonus^^)

    thank you for this great review and inyroduction to teh series as well as the giveaway

    1. I just know you'll like this series Miki!

    2. what can i say ^^ you know me too well^^

  2. I love this books.What an interesting story!

  3. I read Kade's Dark Embrace and loved it ! I have Luca's Magic Embrace and Tristan's Liceum Wolves on my TBR. I also have not been to New Orleans, but hope to some day.

    1. I haven't been to the Big Easy either. I am glad you liked Kade's Dark Embrace. :D

  4. Thanks so much for your wonderful review of Tristan's book and for hosting me today! I really appreciate you reading my book and the opportunity to share my novels with you and your readers! :-)

    We live in PA and find a long weekend makes a perfect trip to New Orleans...very romantic city with lots of amazing history and food. Hope to get back there soon! :-)

    1. I live in PA as well. :D I really liked this book and am extremely happy to bring it to other people's attention.

      Am I right to assume Logan will be the focus of the next book?

  5. Yes, the next book will be Logan's. Hoping to release it in August or September. I should have a firm date in a month or so. :-)

    1. Yay!!!!! Please stop back and let us know. :D

    2. logans book is going to be awesome...cant wait..

  6. What an exciting series! This is a new series for me. Enjoyed the excerpt and review. I love spicy paranormal romance and will be adding this series to my TBR list.
    I have never been to New Orleans, but would love to visit the city. So many paranormal books seem to be set in New Orleans.

  7. I love this books.Can't wait for the next book

  8. These books sound soooo good. Definitely have to try them out very soon. :)

    1. Oh yeah, as for the question, I live along the Gulf Coast. So New Orleans is only a two hour drive away. :) Been plenty of times, and plan to go next month for a show.

  9. I've actually heard of this series. I've been wanting to read it. Im glad to know this one was good! :) And no never been to New Orleans. I'd love to go though. My friend said that next years Romantic Times convention will be there and we are planning on going then.

    1. I wish I had a friend to do the book thing with!

    2. i'm envying you now ^^ you will attend the RT covention that's so great!! you will be able to meet one of my favourite author too !!

      Arg please remember to take a lot of pictures to share with us^^ perhaps brenda will accept a post like a reportage after your return ( yes i know more than one year in adavance but i'm already waiting^^)

      Brenda dear we are here!! oki far away but in thoight we are doing it with you

    3. Im hoping that it works out and we actually get to go! We were supposed to go the past 2 years. Last year it was actually in Chicago(where I live) but things fell through and we didnt get to go. :( But definitely lots of pictures if I make it! And I would totally take all of you with me if I could! :)

    4. I think Miki had an awesome idea. If you go I'd love for you to share your experience with us via a guest post with lots of pictures! That way we can live vicariously through you. :-)

    5. haha no pressue at all! And definitely! I would love too!

  10. I have never been to NOLA but would love to go one of these days. I really want to go to Mardi Gras but I have panic attacks when crowded so it would take some serious work to get to where I could handle that, LOL.