Gone to Dust Review & Giveaway

About the book:

GONE TO DUST

Liliana Hart

Book 2 in The Gravediggers Series

Pocket Books

June 20, 2017

9781501150050

$7.99

 

Praise for Gone to Dust, Book 2:

 

 

“Lucky fans of the super-talented Hart don’t have to wait long for the second installment of her new romantic suspense series Gravediggers, as the installments are being released back to back. In the first book, Hart set up her world where five men, declared dead to the world at large, work for a super-secret anti-terrorism force. Hart’s new heroine is a very talented romance writer who takes no crap from anyone — even secret commandos. Miller and Elias are both funny and sexy together, which helps make this book nonstop entertainment, with plenty of witty bantering and thrilling adventure!”—RT 4 ½ star TOP PICK Review

 

“Modern Cliterature…Enjoy [this] lusty [passage] adapted from summer’s raciest reads…”Cosmopolitan, July 2017

 Praise for The Darkest Corner, Book 1:

“Gritty, deadly, and peppered with unexpected humor, this supersexy, adrenaline-charged story will keep readers on edge and breathless until the last page.”—Library Journal

 

“Liliana Hart sets up a fascinating and intriguing premise of individual men forced into taking extreme steps. Her heroine’s reluctant immersion into this world allows readers to discover the treachery and danger looming all around…a thrilling series!”—RT

 

“A cool blend of entertaining antics and suspenseful moments, with a slightly morbid sense of humor thrown in for good measure. (Our heroine was a mortician, after all!) I had a blast getting to know this cast of characters and can’t wait to see what exciting things Liliana Hart has in store for us next.”—Harlequin Junkie

 About the book:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s second book in her sexy, suspenseful Gravediggers series, GONE TO DUST, features an elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it—and no one can ever know.

 

The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families. Sometimes the dead do rise…

 

Miller Darling is one of the most popular romance novelists of her time. Not bad for a woman who doesn’t believe in romance. She’s as logical as they come, and she doesn’t believe in happily-ever-afters. What she does believe in is family, so when her brother disappears, she doesn’t think twice about packing her bag and her laptop and heading out to find him.

 

Elias Cole lived and breathed the live of a Navy SEAL. Now he’s “dead” and his hero’s honor tarnished. The only thing keeping him sane are the men who are like him—The Gravediggers—and the woman who makes his head spin. He’s never met anyone like Miller Darling. Her smart mouth and quick wit keep him on his toes, and damned if he doesn’t find that appealing.

 

When Miller receives a package from the brother who abandoned her asking for help, it’s clear she’s in over her head with the mess he’s gotten himself into. She needs a professional, and Elias is just the man for the job. Only her brother is a former SEAL—the man who left his team to die—and Elias is more interested in vengeance than saving his life.

 

Gravedigger Giveaway:

For the Gravedigger Giveaway, we are giving away one review copy of Book 1, The Darkest Corner! Be sure to check out all participating sites on the blog tour for more Gravedigger Giveaways. And note that RT will giveaway three bundles of Book 1 and Book 2, with the drawing to be held Monday, July 10th. Please note, you can only win one giveaway and must have a U.S. address.

 

Gone to Dust blog tour:

June 20

Moohnshine’s Corner

RT Book Reviews – Gravedigger Giveaway Bundle (Book 1 and 2) drawing opens

For the Love of Books and Alcohol

Dirty and Thirty

The Reading Cafe

Red Carpet Crash

Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Booktalk with Eileen

June 21

Book Sniffers Anonymous

Abigail Books Addiction

Crossroads

Fandemonium Network

Little Black Book Review

Blonde Bookworm

Eye on Romance

June 22

Read Your Writes

Three Boys and an Old Lady

Rock Stars of Romance

A Midlife Wife

Tigris Eden

Under the Covers

Positively Book Crazy

June 23

Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind

Once Upon An Alpha

Reading Diaries

WTF Are You Reading

Thoughts in Progress

The Lovely Books

June 24

Romance Junkies

June 26

Reviews by Crystal

June 27

Pick of the Literate

The Reader’s Den

June 28

Dew on the Kudzu

Read for Your Future

Bookfan-Mary

June 29

Bea’s Book Nook

JoJo the Bookaholic

June 30

Readaholic

The Book Avenue

July 5

Caffeinated Book Reviewer

July 7

Romance Reviews Today

July 9

RT Book Reviews – Gravedigger Giveaway Bundle (Book 1 and 2) drawing date

September 25

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network – Gravediggers Series interview

 

About the author:

Liliana Hart is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than forty titles, including the Addison Holmes Whiskey and J.J. Graves Mystery series. Since self-publishing in June 2011, Liliana has sold more than four million ebooks. She’s hit the #1 spot on lists all over the world, and all three of her series have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. Liliana is a sought-after speaker who’s given keynote speeches and self-publishing workshops to standing-room-only crowds from CA to NYC to London. Visit LilianaHart.com, facebook.com/lilianahartauthor, twitter.com/Liliana_Hart.

 

 

QUICKIE REVIEW

 

I personally enjoyed the characters in the book, Miller and Elias’ banter was hilarious. Their chemistry scorching, and I couldn’t put the book down! It was sexy and packed with adventure. I’ve not had a chance to read the first book, and I don’t think I missed out on anything, except for an amazing story. (I’ve remedied that, by buying the first book in the series). But you can definitely follow along and get the gist as you get a bit of backstory from how the gravediggers were born. I’m invested in the series and can’t wait to see who the others fall for! Bravo! Excellent read!

Cover Reveal: Curse by Fire by Danielle Annett

Cover Reveal: Curse by Fire by Danielle Annett

Title: Cursed by Fire
Series: Blood and Magic #1
Author: Danielle Annett
Designer: Mae I Design

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Release Date: January 201

Book Description:
It has been six years since the Awakening and
peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and
shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the
ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.
Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her
life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out
that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe
than any of the other races combined.
When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on
his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost
her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an
unexpected fight for her life.

 

 

Danielle Annett is a reader, writer,
photographer, and the blogger behind Coffee and Characters. Born in the SF Bay
area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the primary location for her Blood &
Magic series.

Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends
her restless nights putting pen to paper as she tries to get all of the stories
out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the house and vye for her
attention.
 
You can learn more about Danielle on her
website at
http://www.danielleannett.blogspot.com or follow on on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDanielleAnnett and on twitter @Danielle_Annett
 
“Mike
you and I both know that that isn’t going to happen so why don’t you just tell
me what fur ball they’re going to saddle me with.” I said as I collected my
stack of papers and organized them into a semi-neat pile.
Mike
noisily cleared his voice, “Uh hey Ari…”
“God
I hope that whoever it is that he isn’t a complete moron. If I’m going to be
stuck with a pack partner, the least they can do is send me someone competent.”
Mike noisily cleared his throat again.
“What?”
I asked, looking up from my desk.
I
was greeted by a tall man standing just inside the office, casually leaning
against the doorframe. He had tousled brown hair and steely grey colored eyes.
High cheekbones and a strong jaw formed his masculine face and a hint of
stubble dusted his jaw line, not enough to appear unkempt but just enough to
give a roguish impression. Dressed in black jeans, a black T, and a black
leather jacket, he oozed tall, dark and handsome with deadly intent.
“That
would be this fur ball right here.” He said, an arrogant grin lifting the
corner of his mouth. I let my head fall to the surface of my desk, then for
good measure I gently knocked my forehead on its smooth surface, one, two,
three times. Dammit I couldn’t believe I had just called him a freaking fur
ball! I could feel my cheeks warm in embarrassment and did my best to hide it.
“You
all done with the show?” He asked as I lifted my head from the desk. I glared
at him for good measure and then allowed my head to connect with the desk’s
surface once more before sitting up. rubbing the slight sting away “Yea, I’m
done.” I told him. Well, at least this wouldn’t be as bad as I had thought.
James was the only shifter that I actually personally knew and was one of the
few individuals I considered a friend. I met James about six months ago at a
shifter bar downtown, though at the time I didn’t actually know that it was a
shifter bar.
A
group of coyotes had decided I was easy prey and were giving me a pretty hard
time. James had intervened before things got out of hand which basically meant
that he stopped me from wiping the floor with their coyote asses and burning
the entire building to ash.  It was
probably a good thing that he had stepped in but I remember being furious with
him at the time, I had really wanted to give those bastards a piece of my mind
and show them that I wasn’t just some naive little girl. That was back when I
was still cocky over my abilities. Things had changed since then and the
thought was sobering. Now being a pyrokinetic was something I had to hide and
honestly, that just plain sucked.
“So,
you’re my partner?”
James
nodded, his face going serious, “Yea I’m you’re partner, ready to do something
reckless?”
I
smiled at that, James knew me all to well.
“Absolutely.”
Grabbing
my messenger bag I followed James out of the office, aware of Mike’s
unapproving gaze on my every step.

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JenRen Reviews – Romantic Tales Bedtime Stories Episode 2

JenRen Reviews – Romantic Tales Bedtime Stories Episode 2

 

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Genre: Romance, Erotica, Fantasy and PNR.
Date Published: October 24, 2012

Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories has a little of everything. From your everyday Contemporary Romance (The Getaway) To your Hot and Heavy Rockers turned Werewolves (Crave) and your Sci-Fi/Paranormal with Erotic overtones…. (The Genesis Project) 

Each Episode will entice its readers, draw them in. A quick Bedtime story before they dream, keeping them pleasantly satisfied while peaking their interests for next month’s installment. All for 99 cents. During the interim there will be previews of next month’s Episode…

 
I had waited, not so patiently, for Episode 2 to hit my Kindle…AND IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!!
I couldn’t put the book down! I tried to go slow and savor the stories…but they are so good!
The new episode kept me turning pages, until there were no more to turn.
 
Each episode built on the one before, just like watching your favorite weekly television shows.
I highly recommend you pick up the Romantic Tales Bedtime Stories Episodes, you will be happy that you did!!
 
Of course, getting your fix in installments takes patience – but the reward is so worth the wait!
 
Once AGAIN….each episode ended right at a juicy scene, and AGAIN… *sigh*… I will have to wait for Episode 3 to read how things shake out! (BLASTED CLIFF HANGERS!!!)
 
The Getaway

Things are definitely heating up in Hillsboro!
Some of the Drama had me so tempted to reach into the screen and slap the crap out of a couple characters J
Mike and Juliet are still getting to know one another…one thing for sure, Juliet knows she is head-over-heels-in-love! Mike is definitely The One…
Does Mike reciprocate her feelings, or will he allow his mother to drive a wedge between them?

 
Author Riley Ross’: The Getaway
Preview of Episode 2
Mike and Juliet deal with the repercussions of his mother and Brooke’s actions. Juliet and Elaine come to an uneasy truce to appease Mike.
A surprising secret involving Brooke and a member of Mike’s family threatens to ruin a relationship. Will a surprising proposal shatter their unholy alliance or bring them closer together?
Episode 2 will be out in October 2012… Stay tuned! Leave a comment, tell us what you think if you’ve read the first Episode!
 
 
Crave

Cass can’t get Harper out of his mind…he is really concerned about the events of the previous evening – and feels compelled to go and check on her.
He knows she’s leery of him now, and he needs a chance to explain what she saw – and to figure out a way to gain Harper’s trust.
 
Cass enlists the help of Harper’s friend, to find out the best way to get her to spend an afternoon with him. When he show up at her workplace with her favorite pizza and a bouquet of flowers, Harper decides to give him a chance….
 
Cass ends up surprising her, he isn’t the conceited, arrogant man she first thought.
BUT, when Cass ends up bailing on Harper when she is in a compromising predicament – Harper may just have to reevaluate her opinion of Cass.
 
Will Cass be able to undo everything he has done wrong, and win Harper’s trust…and possibly more?
 
Author Ty Langston’s: CRAVE
Excerpt
 
“Night that good?” Ellen said as she sped past her, heading towards her own desk.
Harper propped her head up and placed her hand underneath her chin. With a yawn, she replied. “Oh my god…”
Ellen put her stuff down and sprinted to her friend’s desk. “Ok, details, you must spill. Did you like them?”
Harper took a long gulp of her coffee said. “Yes, they were… they are really good.”
Ellen sat on the end of the Harper’s desk with a huge grin on her face. “See, I told you you’d like them.” She told her friend.
Harper’s lips curved into a weak smile as she inhaled the strong aroma of caffeine. The more she sipped, the more she continued to awaken. She tried to find the words for exactly what she thought of Cass as she took another sip of her coffee and began to play with the ends of her headphone buds. “You did. Ummm …Cass is ummm…“ she said before Ellen interrupted.
“Gorgeous, charming… Isn’t that accent enough to make your panties wet?” Ellen asked excitedly.
Harper propped herself up and leaned back in her chair. She snickered. “He’s certainly a charmer. He must have complimented me a half dozen times.” Ellen’s eyes rose with surprise. “He did? He doesn’t normally do that.”
Now Harper was even more confused and apprehensive than she was about last night. “He did with me. I don’t know what it was. Maybe it was the vodka he was drinking, but said that I was a ‘pretty little thing’ ” she said mocking his southern drawl.
“Well I agree with that, you are a pretty a little thing.” Ellen commented.

 
The Genesis Project
 

Whooo…. Reading, Writing, Math, and……Sexual Tension!
Genesis is finding it more and more difficult to ignore her body’s response, every time she is in the vicinity of Xander.
She knows he is a self-professed player, and loves having the hordes of females vying for his attentions. Despite that knowledge, Genesis finds herself losing the battle within.
 
Gen listened carefully to what her father had to say, when he explained that her differences could put her in danger if they were discovered. Her way of life, her well-being would irrevocably change – and not in any good way.
 
So then, WHY can’t she close off what happens when she thinks of Xander?
Gambling everything for a male? One, who likely only wants to add her as a notch and move on.
 
What will Gen do? Can she close her feelings off and stick to her fathers’ plan – or will she throw caution to the wind, trusting that Xander will keep her secrets?
 
Author Tigris Eden’s: The Genesis Project
Excerpt
 
Xander watched Genesis Blackmore as she rounded the corner with Nimziri. The other male always made sure he was near Genesis. He and his sister Nimaya were always in her suite, and how did he know this? Simple, he would occasionally wait for her at the adjoining staircase, and every time he tried to get her alone, the cock blocking bastard was there.
 
Xander took all of Gen’s flawless features in; from the slender, delicate column of her neck, to the full, lush curve of her breasts. She was perfection incarnate, and naiveté gave her the sensual appeal of a female who only had the purest of intentions when it came to garnering affections from a male. 
Midnight ringlets fell around her face accentuating her elegance. Even her hair was perfect. Thoughts of the dark curtain fanned out on his white silk sheets muddled his brain and sent blood rushing to his cock. She was curvy, fuller and creamier than the rest of the female population on New Earth. Even those in the southern tier of the planet were shapeless compared to her. He’d slept with hundreds of females from far and wide. There were few galaxies his cock hadn’t conquered. But to be faced with her loveliness on a daily basis was sheer torture.
 
In all the galaxies, hell the Federated Universes, she was unique. Ice blue eyes ringed by pure gold held a male ensnared. Her long, thick lashes cast shadows on her cheeks, giving a new meaning to slumberous eyes. 
Genesis Blackmore was more than a passing fancy; she was every male’s darkest fantasy come to life. She pulled a male from the deepest pit of his unconscious thoughts and breathed life into his skin. Every male on New Earth and beyond would give everything in his possession to be with a woman like Genesis.
She was a different spice they could attain. The one that would make a male stand out in a crowd and women all gasp in envy. 

The males of New Earth could sleep outside their species, and Xander had done his share of inter- species bed hopping; but to match with one such as her was unheard of. Match?
Xander’s thoughts were on a path to destruction, and before he had a chance to deny the statement, he realized that yes; he did want to be matched with Genesis Blackmore. 
Normally a thought like that would have left him nauseous and unsettled in his skin. Something this significant couldn’t go without careful observation. Did he truly want to be matched to her? Totally devoted to her in every way imaginable; tied to one woman with no chance of escape? Hell yes he did! His skin was heated and knew that if he looked in the mirror, his eyes would be flooded with an intense desire. She wasn’t some fling, or even a match of convenience. She’d moved the floor beneath him and he hadn’t had a moment’s hesitation from taking the fall. He watched Gen and Nimziri in a heated conversation and wondered if she would want to be matched to him.


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JenRen’s Review of a delightfully Naughty take on Romeo and Juliet

JenRen’s Review of a delightfully Naughty take on Romeo and Juliet

The Tragic Foreplay of Romeo and Juliet – M.A. DeWitt
Sensual Shakespeare Series #1 
 

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Published: November 3, 2012
Publisher: M.A. DeWitt

The Classic Tale…

Eighteen-year-old Juliet is betrothed to Paris, a rich and arrogant relative to royalty. Across town, Romeo is in love with the beautiful Rosaline who treats him like dirt. Romeo and Juliet both dream of sex and love in the midst of their unhappiness.

One Fateful Night…

During a masquerade ball, Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time, changing both of their lives forever. Without exchanging names, they are drawn to one another. Both ready to live out their wildest fantasies of love and ecstasy together.

A Bitter Feud…

After the lovers learn they are from rival families, they strive forward, putting their faith in love and lust. With the help of a kinky best friend and a nurse with a secret sexual hunger, will Romeo and Juliet finally find their happy ending?

50 Shades of Shakespeare…

This adult adaptation of the iconic Shakespeare play is not for children. It is for those who find poetry in erotic fantasies. It goes beyond the classic romance to find the dark desires in each and every one of us.


Join us in Verona, where families and bodies collide…

The Tragic Foreplay of Romeo and Juliet is approximately 38,000 words and more than 100 paper pages long.

To my delight, I was asked to read and review The Tragic Foreplay of Romeo and Juliet.
Let’s be honest, I was excited with the idea of an erotic take on such a time honored tale as Romeo and Juliet.
 
I imagined quite a few different directions the story could go…
M.A. DeWitt surprised me with her version
I hadn’t thought of portraying Romeo as the talented craftsman he is, and the thought of his inventions certainly got the Ah-hem ‘creative juices’ flowing…if you know what I mean.
 
Ms. DeWitt really developed Romeo’s character into someone very different from the original. However, Juliet’s character could have used more fleshing out. 
 
I easily got inside Romeo’s head, and felt I got to know him and his way of thinking. Making it possible for me to connect with him; Juliet’s thoughts were decidedly one-track. That wasn’t a bad, her thoughts and actions were sexy and interesting – but I didn’t feel as though I got to know her.
 
Of the supporting cast – Juliet’s nurse and Friar Lawrence were my favorites!
Nurse (no name) was hysterical with the things she says. She is quick witted, and has some titillating sexual tastes of her own.
Friar Lawrence was completely opposite of what I had expected. He is very honest regarding his love of the taboo.
 
This erotic take had me laughing out loud and sexting with my hubby.
M.A. has delivered a fun, sexy romp for all to enjoy!!
 
You’ll definitely have a Happy End….errr, I mean, Happy Reading!

 
About the Author

I’m an author who has written 30 books in various genres. As a challenge to myself, I’ve started writing erotica under the pen name M.A. DeWitt. 
My goal is to make the books enjoyable, sexy and to stay in the spirit of the author I’m parodying. I’d love to erotically parody all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays. 
I use a pen name to keep my family safe and secure. While erotica has lost some of its stigma because of 50 Shades of Grey, we’re not all the way there yet. I don’t want anyone to be made fun of or to feel uncomfortable. 
I come from a comedy and theater background (thus the love of Shakespeare), but I’ve always been interested in genres that tend to be a bit taboo. I look forward to crafting stories for you wonderful readers. 

CONTACT

madewittwriting@gmail.com

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