My Heart’s Not in It # MFRWauthor #blogchallenge #amwriting

It’s week 41 of the Marketing or Romance Writer Blog Challenge. This weeks topic is blogging inspiration. My post will be very short as I am not very inspired to blog.Truth be told, my heart’s not in it anymore. I never know what to write about that will draw readers. I have tried umpteen things but all a fail.

So my blogging inspiration is this MFRW challenge. I have managed all but one week and that was because my computer was broken and I fit it in the next week. I do post an occasional spotlight and review for a few friends releases. I hope soon to begin posting a teaser again once I get more of my story edited.

That’s my inspiration. what’s yours? Any tips to inspire me? now let’s go see what inspires the other bloggers.

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Prophesy~ Alpha King by A.E. Via #vampires #shifters #giveaway

PROPHESY

by A.E. Via
The King & Alpha, #1
Publication Date: September 23, 2017
Genres: Adult, M/M, Romance, Paranormal

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SYNOPSIS:

An Enemies to Lovers
Shifter, Vampire True Mates story.

Justice Volkov is the youngest Alpha Zenith to ever lead the wolf shifters. Following in his father’s large paw prints was a responsibility he met head on. Now at age thirty-three, he is alpha of the alphas. As a direct descendant of the original Siberian pack, his wolf is bigger and stronger than Justice, himself is sometimes able to control.

“His wolf howled long and hard but Justice kept it inside. It felt like a bass drum beating against his rib cage. The harsh breaths, angry snarls and the determined pacing inside him was overtaking him. All the while… his mate kept calling.”

Justice takes his role of leadership and his legacy very seriously. He has little time for romance, not to mention a true mate. His packs are his priority. With a human government trying to regulate them, an uprising of rogue shifters, and a violent team of scientists trying to experiment on them, Justice has his hands way too full.

Chadwick ‘Wick’ Bentley is not enthusiastic when the captain of his escort tells him he has to leave his comfortable London home and go back to the States. As the Vampire King, he has no choice but to get his species back in line before they cause anymore chaos. At over two-hundred years old, Wick is no one to trifle with, but his smooth, charismatic manner makes him quite unique, despite the negative reputation vampires have. Wick has had nothing but time up to this point. He doesn’t feel the need to make issues pressing. Nothing is urgent in his life. Until he meets Justice. His beloved.

“Natural enemies can’t be mates.” Or so Justice thought. He knows his skepticism and rejection is hurting his mate, so while he fights their connection, Wick gets help from a source very close to Justice to help him win his beloved’s heart. Wick is a force all on his own, but when he’s blessed with a special gift from the Mother herself, not even Justice’s powerful wolf can prevent the prophesy from being fulfilled.

This story DOES NOT contain/mention MPREG.
No multiple pairings. It does not end on a cliffhanger and has an HEA.

Warning: This book is MM paranormal: If you DO NOT like hot, alpha men shifting into large wolves, or vampires feeding from their mates, this may not be your read.

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MY REVIEW

4 Meows and 5 purrs

Cover love: This cover is sexy and I can see both Justice and Wick perfectly.

. I love A.E. Via andVampires and Shifters. So I was thrilled to get a chance for all three rolled up in one. I am going to do this a little different. There are some great characters in this book beginning with Justice, the Alpha Zenith of all wolf-shifters.

 

Then we have Wick the vampire king.

 

They are brought together when the wolves and vampires begin fighting and kill an innocent police officer. They find out that they are not only mates but true mates.

Together they have to find out who is behind the uprising and why while dealing with two Alphas becoming mates.

This story is so good. not only did I love the characters but the plot was intriguing and of course the sex was smokin hot. I have been looking for a shifter or Vampire book that is out of the norm and finally, I get both in one.

This is the first of a series so there is a lot of backstory and buildup for each character. I felt this could have been cut down a bit and the would have like to have seen more of the actual action of the plot instead of it being told how things ended up. . However saying this I loved the romance and cannot wait to see the other stories in this series.

If you like shifters, vampires, enemies to lovers, true mates and some hot man-sex you will like this one.

ABOUT A.E. VIA

A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for four years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of LGBTQ Romance for over fifteen years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great new up and coming MM authors.

A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her. Writing.

A.E.’s writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Stories that often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

Now that she’s gotten over her 10 books published hump, she’s kind of known now for her hardcore, play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring with different tropes, but she won’t push herself into a whole other genre. She’s head over heels for MM romance and has tons of more hot stories to tell.

Be sure to visit Adrienne on her social media pages and subscribe to her newsletter to never miss another release date! Go to A.E. Via’s official website http://authoraevia.com for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak on upcoming work, free reads, VSWB submissions, and where she’ll appear next.

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Favorite Quotes from books #MFRWauthor #blogchallenge #amwriting

This is week 40 of the MFRW 52 week blog challenge.  This weeks topic is hard for me since I have memory issues and I can’t remember things word for word. I read so many books it is hard to pick quotes. I am going back to where i began with my favorite paranormal Authors Laurell K Hamilton. here is a few intriguing quotes from her books.

I love Laurell K Hamilton both the Meredith Gentry and Anita Blake series. they were very different but fun.

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“I talk to myself everyone once in a while. Give me very good advice. Sometimes I even take it.”
― Laurell K. HamiltonGuilty Pleasures
“Love is too precious to be ashamed of.”
Incubus Dreams (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #12)
“Sometimes it’s not the optimist you need, but another pessimist to walk beside you and know, absolutely know, that the sound in the dark is a monster, and it really is as bad as you think.
Did that sound hopeless? It didn’t feel hopeless. It felt reassuring. It felt – real.”
Blood Noir (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #16)
“And then there are the rare ones who know love, who understand it. Who freely give of themselves, demanding only a return of that love , that trust.”
A Stroke of Midnight (Merry Gentry, #4)
“Accidental sex. He made it sound like I fell down, and there just happened to be an erection in the way.”

I fell in love with Rachel in The Hallows series. I don’t usually read books over but these i could read over and over.  I even fell in love with all the bad guys.Trent stilll can make my heart speed up.

Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, #3)

― Kim HarrisonEvery Which Way But Dead

 “Hey, ah, does anyone want a cookie or something? Oh yeah. A cookie. That would make everything better. Dunked in a shot of tequila, maybe? Or better yet, just the bottle? Yeah, that ought to do it.”
― Kim HarrisonEvery Which Way But Dead
“But a slow, deeply satisfied smile came over him, and his breath quickened. ‘So softly it starts,’ he whispered. ‘Foolishly clever and with an unsurvivable trust. It just saved your miserable life, that questionable show of thought, my itchy-witch.’ Al’s smile shifted, becoming lighter. ‘And now you will live to possibly regret it.”
” ― Kim HarrisonEvery Which Way But Dead
Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9)
“Smile…it makes people wonder what you’re up to.”
“Come on, Rachel!” Jenks shrilled. “You’re a badass, not a bad witch!”

Now for some contemporary romance

“Kiss my fairy dust, Bitches!”
Wolfsong (Green Creek, #1)
“Way I figure it, if I’m forced to have a partner, might as well have one with benefits. If you’re annoying me, fucking you will be more satisfying than punching you.” Prophet grinned, then added slyly, “And I could punch you afterwards.”
― S.E. JakesCatch a Ghost

This one was a tear Jerker.

Keeping Promise Rock (Promises, #1)
“I love you. I want to shout it sometimes. I know you worry about our letters and texts getting read–shades of WWII, haunting us still, I guess, and I’m well aware that nothing’s safe on the internet. I worry too. You need to know that when I say it, when I ask you to say it, it’s because my lungs feel full of dark water, and seeing it or writing it lets me breathe.”
― Amy LaneKeeping Promise Rock
I hope some of these inspire you to try a book. I could go on and on but let’s go see what book quotes the other authors like.

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Beauregard Boudreaux is a native of New Orleans Louisiana, born and raised there, he never thought he would ever stray far from home. The untimely death of his first love left Beau lost, adrift, looking for a place as far away from the pain as possible. Initially, he came to New York to visit a friend, the city growing on him, so he decided to stay. His law degree comes in handy at the LGBT Center he runs, but his bar is his baby. 

William Richards grew up in Chicago, his family oddly normal and very accepting of his sexuality. Modeling paid the bills, gigs across the country as a model, male entertainer and a personal trainer giving him the opportunity to see the world. He hasn’t experienced loss or pain as Beau has, the common denominator between them is the loneliness. As All Cocks big, brooding bottom Connor, William has found friendship, family and an outlet for his craving to be more submissive than men of his size and stature usually are.


The two men are perfect for each other, their tastes and lives align and the writing seems to be on the wall. But Beau has a secret he shares with a choice few, a secret that not only threatens to keep them apart, it’s deadly. Determined to keep a wall between himself and William, Beau fights the attraction, pushes William away every time he steps closer. Can one man’s determination and strength be enough to tear down a wall that holds back decades of pain and darkness? And if he can, will either of them survive the flood?


Disclaimer: This book is the fictional story of a man living with HIV. I have put a lot of time and effort into presenting this story as true to fact as possible, without going into gory or gruesome detail. If this subject is a trigger for you, you may want to skip this read. But my hope is that you give Beau a chance to capture your heart as he has mine, and William’s. 


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My Review

Overall  5 meows
Performance 5 meows
Story 5 meows

Beau is many things. sexy, a Bar owner a lawyer and advocate to LGBT centers and runaway youth. He is also lonely and has a secret that keeps from finding comfort in another man.

William is a big man that men think he always wants to so he never gets fulfilled in relationships. He took a liking to Beau at first sight and is bound to get what he wants.But can he handle Beau’s secret?

This is a beautiful story with lots of angst.It is also a story of men making new friends as Beau meets Micah and Gabe and the others at the studio.It’s a story of community and family because these guys stick together better than most families. There is a lot of love and a few sad places as well.
This is one of my favorite in this series as it really tugs at the heartstrings.
I read the book which is awesome but I recommend the Audio.
Joel Leslie brings such great voices to the characters, the tempo is perfect inflictions perfect he just makes a good thing so much better.

 

 

“image courtesy of Kathy Mac of MM Book Escape”

 

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia;
TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now
calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or
ticking away on her next novel. 



Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and
decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is
passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people,
Love is Love!



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 Gay for Pay – Book 1 –  Audible 
Fame and Fortune – Book 2 – Audible
 
How to Deal – Book 3 – Audible


Dare to Hope – Book 4 – Audible
 
 
 
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My Mama taught me well. MFRWauthor

It’s time for Week 39 – MFRW 52-week Blog Challenge. #MFRWAuthor~Words to Live by

I did some researching for great quotes on this topic and found this awesome page. of  50  inspirational quotes to live by. I highly recommend you bookmark to go to when you need a lift. As always I try to overthink things hence the research for over half an hour. I decided to stick with the one thing my mom and grandma taght me and I always try to live by.

“Do to others what you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets” (Matthew 7:12 NCV, see also Luke 6:31).

The King James version…Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you: do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

 

Put simply the way my mom said..Do to others as you want them to do to you. So every time I begin to say or do something I try to think about if I would want someone to do that to me. She also taught me to turn the other cheek.  I try to be a good person but I am only human so I do like the words.Karma is a bitch and hope it doesn’t fall back on me. LOL So I sit back and watch.

Let’s go see what the other authors live by.

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