Dragons Don’t Love (Fire Chronicles, #2) by D’Elen McClain Book Tour & Giveaway

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Title: Dragons Don’t Love by D’Elen McClain

Genres: Paranormal Romance

Series: Fire Chronicles

ISBN: 9781311864826

Book Length: 110

Publisher: BL Publishing

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25224283-dragons-don-t-love?ac=1

Buy Links

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 will be available on release date 5/5/15

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dragons-dont-love/id983434267?mt=11

 

DESCRIPTION/Blurb

It’s finally the day of claiming. A dragon charges in breathing fire and leaves with an unwilling captive as his new bride. Roxanne, one of the brides he will chose from, wants nothing to do with the tradition that has gone on for thousands of years. From an early age she’s had one goal…  Kill the dragon.  Laryn—arrogant, gorgeous, and heartbroken since the death of his former bride has a plan for the new one. He will never love again. Of course, the last thing he expects is a feisty warrior landing on his back with a sharp sword in her hands intent on death. His death.  It’s a match made in… well… you need to read to find out.

 A dragon shifter fairy tale for adult readers.

EXERPT

 

Laryn

I admire my nakedness in the looking glass, flex my muscles and watch them ripple with undeniable power. I am more than a mere human. I’m faster—stronger—deadlier.

I am dragon.

“Why are humans so inferior?” I ask myself aloud. Their weak bodies give them no advantages. And they are ugly, even their females. Their puny appearance and sickly skin tone only enhance their frailty. At least some of the women are decent companions if they don’t nag too much. I grumble loudly. Chances are I’ll be

stuck with a whiner again. I’ll not put up with it and I’ll quickly teach her to fear me.

As amazing as I am in my human form, it holds no comparison to my dragon, which is superior to all others. My mind flashes to Acasia, Bastian’s mate. Yes, she is beautiful, but all her damn rules ruin it. It doesn’t matter that she is the only female dragon in existence. Today, I chose my new bride at the claiming ceremony. Her training will begin immediately after our return to my lair. The sooner she stops the waterworks and settles in, the better it will be for her.

I turn and walk through the large doors of my bedroom and stand on a rounded stone ledge looking over my kingdom. The wind whips across my naked body and blows hair into my eyes. It needs trimming. I will gift my bride with the privilege, if she cooperates. It will be her first reward, well… after I fuck her, of course. Fucking always comes first. Bastian had no clue how to control a human female and now he’s stuck with Acasia. I always show the bride who’s boss and immediately put them in their place. My way works best.

I spring from the ledge and dive off headfirst in my human form. I pull in the magic and my dragon bursts free—the small amount of pain completely overshadowed by my majestic form. I spread my wings and admire their fifty-foot span of beautiful blue against the morning sky. Fire erupts from deep in my chest and shoots more than one-hundred feet in front of me. My roar echoes through the canyon and reverberates off the cliffs.

In all my blue glory, I fly to claim my bride.

Roxanne

 

I sharpen my two-foot steel blade before holding it up against the morning sun. The light shines off the blade, which fractures it into multiple beams of brilliance. Soon it will bathe in blood—the magical blood of a dragon. I will clean off the gore using my white bride’s dress and dance in the red puddles after I kill him. No sister of mine will become a dragon’s bride today. My death for this deed will be satisfying—the ultimate sacrifice.

I’ve spent most of my life preparing. No one in the village knows my true intentions. My parents think I’m reconciled to my fate. I was born during the span of years that established me as a claiming bride. A week ago, a proclamation went up throughout town informing the brides that our time has come. Our duty to keep the peace between dragons and humans demands our presence at the claiming. Today.

Early on, I used my family’s need for fresh meat and my father’s disability as the reason for learning to hunt. Every minute of every day that I could safely get away from home, I sharpened my skills. If the men of my town won’t defend the women, I will.

Slipping off my dreary daily garments, I don the beautiful, white, sacrificial gown required to entice my enemy. I secure the sword into the hidden back sheath knowing I can remove it and use it

before anyone stops me. The virgins of this town will truly have something to celebrate tonight. I adjust my dark hair so it completely covers the blade’s grip. I walk from the glade with my shoulders back and my head held high refusing to acknowledge my racing heart and shaking knees.

I have a dragon to kill.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Best-Selling Author D’Elen McClain is a retired sex crimes and homicide detective who managed to retain her sense of humor. She writes under three pen names dreaming about stories from life on the street as a beat cop in an unflattering blue uniform to paranormal and spicy romance. USA Today Best-Selling Author, Holly S. Roberts, is her new adult and erotic writing pen name and Suzie Ivy is her tough crime fighting alter ego pen name. Her two dogs, Dizzy, a Rottweiler with anxiety issues, and Duchess, her overweight Chihuahua, sleep and play under her feet while she writes at her home high in the Arizona mountains. She also keeps her pen in blue ink as a contributing writer for UniformStories.com, Below The Salt News, and Bad Luck Detective blog.

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Website: www.wickedstorytelling.com

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Family Portrait Series by Gillian Felix -CHANGES – Review Tour

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Changes (Book 1)

Adriana Banovic’s 15th birthday sucked! She got fired after eight years of playing Shayanne Montgomery on the #1 soap in the country, found out that her family was on the verge of bankruptcy and worst of all, forced to return to Westwood Academy. Her only saving grace was a chance glance at dreamy mystery boy Haze Lyndon. Armed with only his picture and a determination to find him—even if it means turning Los Angeles over on its ass.

 

In this new adult novel you’ll meet Robin Banovic, Adriana’s father; financially challenged, dealing with the death of a family member and his brother’s disappearance.

You’ll meet Savannah DaCosta aka Savi, mother/manager; Savi enjoys the life her rock star daughter Leighann has provided. When Leighann makes a choice to end her career, Savi sees it as a personal attack.

 

You’ll meet college boy Haze Lyndon; New to Los Angeles, Haze soon realizes how quickly money changes hands in the City of Angels. Will he return to questionable ways to survive or go back to the safety of his family in Wisconsin?

The Banovic Siblings (Book 2)

College boy Kevin Banovic’s casual affair with Savi DaCosta suited him perfectly. Things change when he finds out that Savi is his mom’s high school bestie. When Kevin tries to end their affair, Savi blackmails him.

After Kevin rescues Savi’s stepdaughter, L’Wren, from her abusive boyfriend, he can’t stop thinking about her. He must find a way to handle Savi, protect L’Wren, and keep his sanity.

Bad girl Adriana Banovic is pleased with herself for getting her nemesis expelled from Westwood Academy. As feelings between her and her latest victim Haze Lyndon escalate, an unexpected rival discovers her secret and threatens to expose her. With emotions on the line, will her new rival beat her at her own game or end up another casualty of Adriana’s wrath?

Zax Banovic has it all. Tall and handsome, he’s an academic genius, with a killer smile and a heart of gold. When his best friend gets into trouble, he feels responsible and covers for him. But his best friend is not as honorable and has other plans for Zax.

Bastard’s Brew (Book 3)

When L’Wren’s ex-boyfriend Jeff suddenly disappears, she turns to Kevin to help her find him. With one phone call, Kevin makes sure that Jeff stays hidden and that L’Wren’s heart is broken, leaving the door open for Kevin to pursue her. But Kevin is not as free as L’Wren thinks; she is in the dark about his affair with her

stepmother, Savi. Savi constantly reminds Kevin of his devious ways and uses their secret to keep him as her toyfriend.

“You don’t deserve to be loved, and you don’t deserve to be happy. You and I are the same … we’re broken inside. Everything we touch, we destroy. We don’t get happily ever after … we don’t get to ride off into the sunset. You know who gets that? L’Wren … she gets it, she gets the guy, and she deserves a decent guy.”- Savi

Kevin desires to be the man that L’Wren deserves, but before he can assume the role of white knight, he brews one last plan to get rid of Savi for good. Will L’Wren, the innocent victim in their twisted game, become a casualty?

Kevin may have sold his body to the devil in stilettos, but he’d be damned if he let her have his heart.

Perfect Escape (Book 4)

In this coming-of-age story, teen singing sensation Leighann DaCosta tries to find out who she is without her music career. A career that has been part of her life since before the age of ten. When Leighann’s estranged father enters her life, she is caught up in a tug-of-war between both parents. Does she trust the man who abandoned her as a baby, or a mother who is losing her mind?

When heartthrob Zax Banovic is assigned to tutor Leighann, he provides her with the perfect escape from the madness in her life. Enter Kristin Newman, Zax’s super-hot, sickeningly perfect, tennis-pro girlfriend, who dampens any chance Leighann has with him.

After the unthinkable happens, Leighann’s world is shattered, causing her to shut everyone out. Unable to cope, Leighann accepts help from her frenemy, but will the help she accept come with a hefty price?

Excerpt Links

Changes (Book 1) – http://familyportrait.plaintalkbm.com/excerpt-changes/

Banovic Siblings (Book 2) – http://familyportrait.plaintalkbm.com/excerpt-banovic-siblings/

Bastard’s Brew (Book 3) – http://familyportrait.plaintalkbm.com/excerpt-bastards-brew/

Perfect Escape (Book 4) – http://familyportrait.plaintalkbm.com/excerpt-perfect-escape/

 

Bad Uncle (Book 5) – Releasing summer 2015 “Who needs enemies when you’ve got family.”

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Book links for Amazon:

Changes

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Banovic Siblings

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Bastard’s Brew

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Perfect Escape

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Author Bio

Gillian Felix was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. She grew up watching night time soap operas by Aaron Spelling with her mother. That’s where her obsession with rich, powerful and devious characters were born. After repeatedly seeing Mr. Spelling’s name on the screen night after night, Gillian knew she wanted to be an Aaron Spelling, before she knew that Aaron Spelling was actually a person.

 

Gillian pursued drama in high school although it was not taught as a “serious subject”. When asked what career she wanted to pursue after graduation, she told her guidance counselor that she wanted to be an actress, and was told that acting is not a “real job”.  

 

When Gillian moved to the US in 1998, she landed an internship with Spotlight On Theater in New York City, where she learned stage managing, casting and the technical aspect of running a production. Later she branched out into film, and fell in love with the behind the scenes action of film and theatre production. She traded acting and her “real job” for a career in film and theater production. Gillian continued writing novels and scripts but kept them to herself.

 

When not writing, Gillian can be found volunteering at the New Mexico Children’s Grief Center or hiking the many mountains that surround New Mexico. Gillian can easily get lost in a parking lot and considers herself directionally challenged. She is always grateful for the people she hikes with, because without them she’d be left roaming the mountains like a lost mountain goat.

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Author Website: http://www.plaintalkbm.com

Newsletter: https://tinyletter.com/GillianFx

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gillianfx

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7210783.Gillian Felix

What people are saying about the series

“I see a huge following for this new series! I know I’m going to watch for more!” Di Bylo – Amazon Top Reviewer

“Gillian Felix is truly wonderful in the way she writes and captivates her readers. She has a true gift and I guess anyone who reads her books will be waiting for the next book as eagerly as I am.” Namrata Ganti – Red Pillows

“There are love, lies, secrets, and desires that rival any soap opera out there.” Karen-Anne Stewart, Author

“This series is like the Sopranos meets Nashville. It was gritty and realistic whilst entertaining and dark.” Rachel P

MY REVIEW:

This first book in the Banovic Family series is mostly about getting to know the characters . Adrianna the ex star of the most popular soap opera is let go for a older version of her character so while she’s trying to get work with a useless agent she returns to normal teenage life going to a prestigious school that she really hates she encounters some of the other characters we meet. Leighann a talented and very famous singer who up and walks out on her mother/manager when she finally wears her out touring and she ends up sick in the hospital. she then decided she wants out and that’s that. it seems her and Adrianne just might be friends. but we don’t no.then theirs the brothers ‘s , two ‘every different boys . nothing like their sister. the u r uhh s some mystery to this book and it seems the series will just get better.at first I felt like ok was on a Merry go  round reading this. one chapter us about one person then the next another l person and so on until all are I introduced into the story. then it started to get interesting. it usually annoys me to read books like this be a use it just seems confusing but then in this book it all starts to line up and you get the idea where it’s headed.
I was also wondering why it didn’t have many reviews and was published listed in 2013. I just don’t know. it’s really a good book if you give it a Chance.
like I stayed it was kind of annoying me with the characters constant change but transit feel together I really started to enjoy it. so now I really want to read more.
their is a surprise at the end I did not expect and I’m dying to know where that leads among other things.

just u st pick up this book and give it the chance it deserves .
you won’t regret it and you will want to read book two.

I was given this for a honest review.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist by Arianna Archer Guest Post

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The Alchemist

Italy, 1565—Niccolo is a philosopher, a nobleman, and an

honorable man. He’s also an alchemist—considered a heretic and an enemy of the

church. When his beloved fiancée dies of a mysterious ailment on the eve of

their wedding day, Niccolo loses all direction. Maddened by grief, he attempts

a desperate, unthinkable act, one from which there is no turning back:

transformation of the dead into the living…

Italy, 2015—While excavating a Renaissance-era burial site,

Julia discovers a beautiful but mysterious carving. Wreathed in classic period

symbols—a cross, a family crest, an open book—the piece contains another symbol

she can’t quite place—an alembic—a type of distillation apparatus used in

alchemy. Then she finds something else—a burial plaque commemorating the deaths

of two people, a man and a woman. Curious, Julia continues to excavate the

site, but before she can complete her work, something gives way beneath her and

she falls…or is pulled…through the darkness and emptiness of time…

But when Julia turns up in the body of Niccolo’s fiancée,

confusion battles with danger. Inextricably drawn to one another, Julia and

Niccolo find solace in each other’s arms. But to love again, they’ll have to

defy the deadly prejudice of others and the terrifying power of the Spanish

Inquisition. Between love, loss, and murderous betrayal, can the alchemy of

love create enough magic to save the Them.

Niccolo’s heart

raced, pounding the walls of his chest. He willed it to calm. He needed to

clear the raging blood from his head so he could think. In a soft leather pouch

hanging from a thong around his neck and buried beneath his cloth, a small

sapphire vial was concealed. Niccolo withdrew it now, never taking his eyes

from his lover’s face.

Her perfect

cheekbones, the nobility of her nose, and the fine twin arches of her brows

combined with the chilly pallor of her skin and stillness of form to suggest

she was not a creature of flesh, deserted by spirit, but a goddess sculpted in

marble, serene in her eternal sleep.

His fingers

trembled as he unstopped the bottle. He parted her lips and held the jewel to

her mouth.

“God forgive

me,” he whispered and tilted the bottle. The elixir had the color and luster of

liquid gold with the capricious consistency of quicksilver. It ran out over her

tongue and disappeared into her throat, leaving no trace except for one fine

golden bead clinging like a gilded dewdrop to her lower lip. The vial was

empty, the hollow sapphire glittered in the candlelight. Niccolo scrutinized

the delicate fringe of Carolina’s sable lashes against her pale cheeks. He was

close enough to feel her breath, had she any.

“Come back to

me, my angel,” he murmured and placed his lips upon hers.

Arianna Archer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Arianna Archer lives in Las Vegas, where anything could

happen and something usually does. Things she likes: rain, running in the deep

woods, pizza, red wine, and interesting people. Things she’s not crazy about:

pumpkin pie, splinters, rudeness, and light beer. When she’s not writing or

reading, she can usually be found spending time with her family, in the

kitchen, or at the gym lifting stuff.

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Beautiful Monster THE EXCHANGE Book 1 By Jeanne Bannon

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Lev Baronovsky, a soulless creature of the night, has a problem. Carly, the love of his life has just died in an accident and in three days will pass to the other side. Without a soul, he cannot cross over with her and the thought of spending eternity without his beloved is unbearable. Is seventy-two hours enough time to find a way?

 

With the help of his brother, Alexei, they must face the vilest creature of all, Boris, an ancient one with selfish motivations of his own.

Excerpt:

Lev moved swiftly through the hallways, darting in and out and around what, to him, were slowly moving nurses and orderlies—those unfortunates working the midnight shift. Faster than any human eye was capable of detecting, he made it to Carly’s room in a flash. In fact, he made it there just in time, nostrils plucking the acrid scents from the air better than any dog’s.

 

He sat on the bed beside her in the dimly lit room and noticed, thankfully, she had no roommate. The bed beside Carly was recently vacated. The scent of death still lingered heavily and sadly.

 

Taking her delicate hand in his, Lev noticed a monitor clipped on an index finger. It seemed it measured her pulse and heartbeat. He noticed too that her heart was beating slowly, though he didn’t need a monitor for that. He heard its throb, and it made him think of a dying battery.

 

However, relief settled on him as he realized he was the first to arrive after the accident that had left her comatose. Carly’s family was nowhere near yet. It would take hours for them to get here from the other coast. He had time, plenty of it. Stealthily, Lev glanced into the hallway from his perch in the darkened hospital room. The occasional nurse strode past, but it was late, or perhaps the better term was early. In the wee hours of the morning, there would be fewer staff than during the day.

 

With a sigh, he took Carly in. Her blonde hair was matted and dirty, even though it looked as if someone had tried to clean her up, perhaps finger combing her thick mane

and tucking it behind her head. Her face was still perfect. Not a single scratch had sullied her beauty.

 

A knot twisted in his belly. Why hadn’t he known? He could have saved her if only he’d known. But even Lev couldn’t know everything. It was his brother, Alexei, who’d given him the news moments ago.

 

“Brother,” he’d said, “there’s been an accident. Go now to the hospital or you’ll never see your precious Carly again.”

 

He hadn’t asked the how, the why, the when. Alexei had dropped his mental barriers. Lev felt them fall like a drawbridge. His brother had let him in. It was easier than speaking—Lev was able to glean whatever information he needed in an instant. But with the simple facts of Carly’s accident came the realization his brother was happy for the turmoil. A hint of a smile had curled Alexei’s full lips, and his eyes were bright. Lev was not surprised.

 

He pulled his thoughts from Alexei and looked down at his beloved’s hand in his. The pallor of it matched his own. He listened to the slow rush of blood through her veins, willing it to grow stronger.

 

Bio:

 

I’ve been a part of the publishing industry for over twenty years, working first as a freelance journalist, then as an in-house editor for LexisNexis Canada. I currently work as a freelance editor and writer. I’m represented by the Serendipity Literary Agency.

 

My debut novel, Invisible, a young adult paranormal romance, has been optioned for film. Invisible is an Amazon bestseller both domestically and internationally.

 

Another of my novels, Nowhere to Run, tells the story of Lily Valier, a woman of substance and beauty, and her dilemma when she falls in love with a man whose mission it is to bring her down.

 

Currently, I’m finishing up work on Dark Angel, a paranormal thriller.

 

 

 

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