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Friday, August 7, 2015
I wasn't sure what to expect when I opened up the vampire short story anthology "Lust Bites" by author Vanessa Liebe.. I was already a fan of her anthology book Spellbound so I was definitely hoping that she would keep the same pace with this one.. I was not disappointed in the least! This collection of short vampire stories is just panty-melting hot!! Ms Liebe kept me glued to the pages, reading one sexy tale after the next! Her vampires are all strong, seductive and oh-so-sexy.. If you're a paranormal fan, you certainly don't want to miss this collection! Warning: Do not read in the presence of children or anyone you're not comfortable with, because this book will have you squirming all over the place with it's uber-sexy erotic scenes!! Don't miss this anthology!! Vanessa scores yet another hit with Lust Bites!! :)
PLATINUM GIVES 'LUST BITES' AND VANESSA:
FIVE PLATINUM RINGS!!
Could you refuse the ecstatic bite from a vampire?
Trespassers Will Be Bitten – College student, Ashley discovers what delicious things can happen to those trespassing into a vampire’s lair.
Dark Desire – Julie, a debutante in Regency England succumbs to her dark desire when the gorgeous vampire, Lord Deveraux visits her at night.
Seventy-Two Hours – Carla finds herself unable to refuse spending seventy-two hours with the irresistible Sebastian – fangs and all.
Strictly No Men – Desperate to escape men for a while and finish her manuscript, Charlotte soon changes her mind when the heavenly Matthias shows her that vamps are real and they’re particularly good at pleasing a woman in bed.
Excerpt (Dark Desire):
Julie was breathless from several dances and sat down with Kate and Charles.
“You’re popular tonight, Julie.” Charles was quick to observe with a smile.
She fluttered her fan to help cool herself down. “Yes, I’ve danced almost every dance and I’m really enjoying myself.”
“And has anyone caught your eye?” Kate teased.
Julie laughed. “No, I’m afraid not.”
“You’ll find someone worthy one day.” Charles pointed out kindly. “In the meantime, you can put me down for a dance.”
“Why, thank you, kind sir.” She put a mark on her dance card. The evening was going well and she was having fun, until Julie happened to look up and see a dark head through the crowd. People moved away and the man looked straight at her. It was him! Her heart jumped in response and she felt hot and flustered. What did this mean? She was dreaming about a man touching her - whom she’d never met – one who actually did exist!
The crowd closed together again and the man disappeared from Julie’s sight. Feeling faint with shock, she was desperate for some fresh air and excused herself from her friends. On trembling legs and with a quivering stomach, Julie made her way to the garden outside and stood in the shadows of a tree. Closing her eyes, she leant back in its shade and took several deep breaths to try and calm herself.
“Hello, Julie,” drawled a deep voice from behind her.
His voice. From her dreams. It really was him.
She gulped, before opening her eyes and spinning around. “Who are you?” She demanded.
The man smiled at her and his brilliant blue eyes pierced her soul. “My name is Liam. Liam Devereaux, Lord Alton.”
Liam. Her mystery lover in her dreams finally had a name and Julie couldn’t look away from his mesmerising eyes.
“How are your dreams, Julie?”
She gasped in shock. “How do you know about my dreams?” She was mortified. He couldn’t possibly know she’d dreamt about him.
“Because they’re not dreams, my sweet.” He looked intently at her. “I really have been visiting you in your bedroom.” He stepped towards her, and began to lightly run a finger over the cleavage peeking out from her bodice. “You’ve let me in, to kiss you; suck on your delightful, tight nipples - and best of all, open your petals and taste your sweet nectar.”
Julie stood frozen to the spot, taking in his words, but unable to react in any way. This couldn’t be happening, the rational part of her brain tried to tell her......
He did it again!! That's all I could say when I finished reading Sunset Rising, book 5 of the Sunset Vampire Series by Mr. Jaz Primo.. This book was like... WOW!! Jaz certainly knows how to make a gal feel weak in the knees, yet strong in the bedroom! :) I have grown to love Caleb, Katrina, Paige & Alton as if they were my very own family and this book brought me head-first back into this fascinating world! Katrina is doing everything in her power to not only save lives in the growing vampire war, but to also protect her beloved Caleb.. Caleb just doesn't know if he can handle how things have been going in their lives.. He rarely sees Katrina, although he loves her endlessly.. He also feels like he constantly has no freedom because Kat keeps bodyguards watching him 24/7 because of the many threats against Caleb, since it is well-known that he is Kat's mate... Add in some psychotic, power-hungry crazy-mad vamps, a brooding new bad-boy side of Caleb, Katrina's kick-ass attitude, Paige's snarkiness & Alton's cool head and you end up with another blockbuster novel full of non-stop adventure, terror drama, love & more! Don't miss your chance to read this fantastic new novel today!
PLATINUM GIVES 'SUNSET RISING' & JAZ PRIMO:
FIVE PLATINUM RINGS!
In Sunset Rising, the exciting fifth installment in Jaz Primo's Sunset Vampire series, life is the ultimate prize in a race against time.
Vowing retribution, Katrina tenaciously seeks out those behind the attack against Caleb.
Mounting challenges prey upon Caleb, creating a crisis of conviction that unravels his world.
Paige’s conflicted feelings erupt, altering the lives of those she loves and leaving emotional disaster in her wake.
Battle lines are drawn as the vampire world’s fiercest beings choose sides, rendering those undecided few as hotly contested spoils in a growing war.
It appeared that there would be no respite for me—for us—after all.
To be honest, it made me angry.
Once again, I wondered if I wanted to keep this up for weeks or months on end.
Despite the obvious luxuries of my accommodations—including no worries for expenses such as room and board or tuition, coupled with the opportunity that going to Yale afforded me—it certainly didn’t feel like I was living a lifestyle of enviable quality.
Or at least the expected sacrifices felt like too much of a price to pay.
Somehow, being poorer but happier sounded better to me. I’d lived a modest lifestyle for most of my life, and yet it had been some of the most satisfying occasions in my life. Before Kat, I had lived a relatively fulfilling life devoid of vampire politics, hectic schedules, or people trying to kill me.
Granted, it had also been a life without Kat in it.
Although she didn’t exactly feel like part of my life, either recently or at that moment.
What if this was as good as things would be between us for a while? Was it enough for me?
I took a sip of what had turned into very tepid coffee.
Despite my circumstances, the fact remained that I needed a break.
I need to contemplate things…my life…my future.
That’s when a decision settled in my mind, and I rose from my seat with a renewed sense of purpose.
I practically jogged back to the house, entering through the front door and hearing complete silence.
It was a soothing sound.
As I closed the front door behind me and looked toward the nearby staircase, much to my surprise, my sense of determination hadn’t waned.
I took the stairs two at a time, almost giddy with a mix of apprehension and excitement. As I entered my bedroom, I dropped my backpack onto the bed and unloaded most everything from it.
I had a plan.
However, how I proceeded during the ensuing minutes would determine my hasty plan’s success or failure.
I realized that I couldn’t use my credit cards or other electronic payment methods; they’d track me down in no time. Instead, I retrieved a stash of cash that I had stored in my chest of drawers and hastily crammed three pairs of jeans, some trendy t-shirts, a spare pair of sneakers, and a few days’ worth of underclothes into my backpack.
Scanning my belongings, I realized I’d have to leave my electronic devices behind or they’d track their usage. It was already bad enough I had a locator chip implanted in my shoulder. I felt a little bit like a tagged animal.
But I only had to exceed range of the detection equipment to drop off that particular radar.
The problem was staying ahead of it.
Granted, they’d probably still locate me in a matter of days, but that’s all I needed; just a few precious days to clear my head and gather my thoughts.
I glanced forlornly at my iPad on the table.
I’d miss it.
Nevertheless, I grabbed my Kindle and two iPods that were loaded with movies and music. As long as I kept their wireless functionality turned off, they couldn’t be tracked. Like my smartphone, my iPad had built-in cellular functionality, presenting the risk of being tracked.
There was little doubt that I was addicted to consumer electronics and their contributions to daily escapism in my life.
Hell, the entire human race was addicted.
It dawned on me that technology served as both the ultimate babysitter and an emotional pacifier.
I hurried into the bathroom to toss additional necessities into my backpack. I glanced up into the mirror at my reflection, noting the haunted look in my eyes.
The renewed urge to leave welled up inside me; though a wave of guilt washed over me over how upset the people who loved and cared about me were going to feel.
Then I almost lost my nerve.
But I knew deep down inside that getting away was exactly what I needed at that moment.
Just a few days of contemplation and solitude.
God, Kat’s going kill me for this.
Hopefully not literally.
I swallowed hard and steeled my resolve.
It’s not like it was forever.
While I felt unnerved, I also felt liberated.
I’ve gotta clear my head. I’m no good to anyone like this.
Zipping my backpack shut, I hurried downstairs.
I left a hastily written note on the countertop:
Paige and Roman,
I’m taking a few days to clear my head and gain perspective on my life. I hope you’ll forgive me for leaving so abruptly, but I doubt you would approve what I need to do. Even though I can’t expect you to understand what I’m
going through, I hope you’ll respect my decision.
I’ll message you periodically so that you won’t worry about me.
I figured that it was a pretty lame note, but it was the best I felt I could do on short notice.
Before I lost nerve, I exited through the front door, locking the door behind me.
Despite my reservations about continuing, I had scarcely reached the curb before an aura of satisfaction took root within me.
I smiled, feeling a pervasive sense of freedom and the hunger for possibilities like none I had ever felt before.....
Wow! Where to begin? This is an excellent debut novel from a fresh new face on the indie author scene! It's written in such a manner that it feels like the book reaches right out to you! Ms. Rivera knows how to combine the perfect elements of sweet, romantic, sexy, dramatic & adventurous & it turns out to be an addicting romance novel that you just can't seem to put down!
Rebecca has the perfect elements of a sweet, beautiful, kind young woman.. She isn't sure what to expect when she meets Bobby-James, a famous football player, but she certainly wasn't expecting to lose her heart to him... If you're looking for a different type of love story that will pull you out of your book slump, then you absolutely MUST check this book out! The Angel's Name is on the Top 20 List of Platinum's Favorite Books Of The Year, thus far!
Platinum gives The Angel's Name and Selena Rivera:
FIVE PLATINUM RINGS!
A love story that happened at first glance with a whirlwind of events about to to change both their lives. When songwriter Rebecca Evans moves to Tennessee to pursue her career in writing music for a country singer, she meets cowboy football player, Bobby-James, who becomes an angel in her life. But she's worried she must leave her world behind. Her grandma would never understand. Will Rebecca take a chance on a new life with the man she loves? Will it be the right choice?
I love the way he looks at me, and the way he treats me as a person, something
about him makes me fall for him more and more every day. I think I’m in love with
Out of the blue, Tim and Carrie came towards us.
“Hey you lovebirds. What a surprise seeing you guys here.”
“Hey Carrie, it’s so nice to see you.” I got up and gave her a hug.
“What are you doing here?”
“Well I was in the mood for pancakes and I didn’t feel like cooking breakfast
so I asked Tim to bring me here.”
“Mind if we join you guys?”
Carrie couldn’t believe he would want to interrupt them. ”Honey, it’s her day
off don’t you think we should go and let them enjoy their day together?”
“You’re right my love.” He looked at Bobby-James. “Sorry I don’t know what I
“No worries Bud! It’s all good.”
“See you guys tonight.” Tim waved goodbye to us as they went to find their
Bobby-James looked at Rebecca. “See I told you that the pancakes were
amazing. Tim and Carrie came.”
I started flirting with him. “You love to tease me don’t you?”
“In so many ways.” He leaned in to give me a kiss. I leaned into him and
accepted his hot mouth.
A young fan came towards Bobby-James with his mom. You could see the
excitement in his face.
“Bobby-James #43! Can I have your autograph?”
“Of course you can. Thanks for supporting the team.” Bobby-James posed
while the young fan’s mother took their picture.
Before his mother made him leave he told Bobby-James. “Thanks keep up
the great work.”
“Aww how cute.”
“Yes. That happens all the time. Now where were we?” His eyes burned with
I cleared my throat before I told him. “You were kissing me.”......