Paranormal Romance

Hope Restored Release Day

Hope Restored, the third and final novella in my Divine Temptation Series, released today from Ellora’s Cave and is topping the EC’s top rated list. For those who’ve read Thirteen Nights and/or Life Reignited, this is Marta’s story.  Everyone deserves their happy ending.

Marta’s hero is Paean, the brooding, exiled demigod, proudly displayed on the cover.  HopeRestored_MSR

Blurb

Marta, an Amazon warrior, is going insane. Born an empath, she cannot block the emotions of others. As the Greek gods she serves go mad from the loss of their powers in the modern world, they are dragging her down with them. Her only hope—find Paean—the demigod of healing, banished centuries ago from Olympus for crimes long forgotten.

Paean wanders the earth an empty shell. Stripped of his powers, cursed with immortality and the relentless carnal hungers of a god, he finds escape only in his music. Until Marta finds him. Her love-making restores his magic and her courage gives him something to believe in again.

When the Roman gods attack and weaken the Greeks, the Olympians wants Paean back. They will do whatever is necessary to keep him there.

Buy Links

Ellora’s Cave (Excerpt Available)

Amazon

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All Romance (Excerpt Available)

Brooding demigod anyone? #coverreveal

And so my non-writing life has been packed to the max, taking on that almost nonsensical level of busyness that marks the 21st century where the digital product has taken its role in the pantheon of gods.

Somewhere, somehow, stealing five minutes here and five minutes there, I completed the third and final novella in my Divine Temptation Series, Hope Restored. For those who’ve read Thirteen Nights and/or Life Reignited, this is Marta’s story. Its about time, don’t you think? Everyone deserves their happy ending.

Marta’s hero is Paean, the brooding, exiled demigod, proudly displayed on the cover.  Their story releases from Ellora’s Cave on July 24rth. I hope you pick up a copy. HopeRestored_MSR

Blurb

Marta, an Amazon warrior, is going insane. Born an empath, she cannot block the emotions of others. As the Greek gods she serves go mad from the loss of their powers in the modern world, they are dragging her down with them. Her only hope—find Paean—the demigod of healing, banished centuries ago from Olympus for crimes long forgotten.

Paean wanders the earth an empty shell. Stripped of his powers, cursed with immortality and the relentless carnal hungers of a god, he finds escape only in his music. Until Marta finds him. Her love-making restores his magic and her courage gives him something to believe in again.

When the Roman gods attack and weaken the Greeks, the Olympians wants Paean back. They will do whatever is necessary to keep him there.

What are you thinking?

Looking for Beta Readers for EC Fantasy Romance

Hi out there.

I have a draft of Hope Restored, Book 3 in the Divine Temptation Series from Ellora’s Cave. Since I’ve been off the writing circuit for a bit, I want more folks than usual to take a look at the document before I submit it. (Thanks to those who already have).

Its Marta’s story, the evil sister in Thirteen Nights.thirteennights_msr

 

Marta shows up again in Life Reignited, a little softer this time, but still not quite there.

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Hope Restored is a novella so its not a long read–about 20,000 words. Let me know in the comments if your interested in taking it for a test run or email me at sabrinagarie@gmail.com.  You must be over 18.

Life Reignited Blasts Off (with a #Freebook #giveaway)

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Life Reignited releases today from Ellora’s Cave. Its book 2 in my Divine Temptation series, which started with Thirteen Nights.  You can pick up a copy at Ellora’s Cave or Goodreads. I am setting up a blog tour at the end of the month. Updates coming soon.

To celebrate the release of Life Reignited, I am offering a free ebook,  A Flicker of Power, Divine Temptation 1.5. It was originally released as “In Search of Pink Coral” as part of the Shades of Pink Anthology 2013 and has been revised and extended. Its a quickie, but its a good introduction to the pantheon world and its free. Right now its available on Kobo,  AllRomance,  Barnes and Noble and iTunes Books. It will be available on Amazon soon. Thanks to all who helped me pick a cover.  I tried to integrate all the comments and the poll. I like it.

Life Reignited Blurb and Early Reviews

Phoebe lives trapped between two worlds. Born an Amazon warrior, she’s sworn to serve the Greek pantheon. It’s her work as a scholar in the human world that gives her life passion and purpose and eases her heart—which shattered when the pantheon forced her to abandon her human lover.

Alexander Xenos is world renowned classics expert, who has dedicated his life to the study of ancient cultures and promoting peace. His fame and global adventures hide a hole in his heart, ripped out by a beautiful, gentle scholar, who shut him out cold after the most intense love affair he’d ever had.

Thirty years later, Sander meets his long lost love, only to learn she’s an Amazon, the mythical gods are real, and they are about to go to war. And Phoebe, who still sets his blood to boil, is in the thick of it.  He’ll have to prevent a conflict between the Greek and Norse pantheons or lose her again—this time permanently.

Here’s what the earlier reviewers have had to say:

The Jeep Diva:  “This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers shivering in anticipation with suspense, drama and romance. The author paints vivid images of the story with well written scenes and details that transport the readers to a modern mythological and fantastical world. ”

Indy Book Fairy:  “This was a really good story, the story flowed and it kept you wanting to know more.”

A Flicker of Power Blurb

Bara’s powers are deteriorating. A daughter of the Norse sea gods, her magic is tied to the dying coral reefs.  When she catches Dylan, a human scuba diver, tampering with her coral, she attacks him only to discover he holds the key to the survival of the reefs and the pantheon gods, herself included. His passion recharges her magic.  But Bara has eight sisters and they all want a piece of the action. Bara must choose between her love for Dylan or saving the Norse Pantheon.

 

 

3, 2, 1 Release Day and #Freebook #giveaway

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I’m on the countdown to the release of Life Reignited with Ellora’s Cave. Its book 2 in my Divine Temptation series, which kicked off with Thirteen Nights. It’s releasing September 3, two days from now. One thing that makes me proud is that the hero and heroine are over 50. They’re still sexy and still got it, although perhaps differently.

To celebrate the release of Life Reignited, I am offering a free ebook,  A Flicker of Power, Divine Temptation 1.5. It was originally released as “In Search of Pink Coral” as part of the Shades of Pink Anthology 2013 and has been revised and extended. Its a quickie, but its a good introduction to the pantheon world and its free. Right now its available on Kobo and AllRomance but I am working to distribute it on more sites over the next week. Thanks to all who helped me pick a cover.  I tried to integrate all the comments and the poll. I like it.  What do you think?

Life Reignited Blurb and Early Reviews

Phoebe lives trapped between two worlds. Born an Amazon warrior, she’s sworn to serve the Greek pantheon. It’s her work as a scholar in the human world that gives her life passion and purpose and eases her heart—which shattered when the pantheon forced her to abandon her human lover.

Alexander Xenos is world renowned classics expert, who has dedicated his life to the study of ancient cultures and promoting peace. His fame and global adventures hide a hole in his heart, ripped out by a beautiful, gentle scholar, who shut him out cold after the most intense love affair he’d ever had.

Thirty years later, Sander meets his long lost love, only to learn she’s an Amazon, the mythical gods are real, and they are about to go to war. And Phoebe, who still sets his blood to boil, is in the thick of it.  He’ll have to prevent a conflict between the Greek and Norse pantheons or lose her again—this time permanently.

Here’s what the earlier reviewers have had to say:

The Jeep Diva:  “This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers shivering in anticipation with suspense, drama and romance. The author paints vivid images of the story with well written scenes and details that transport the readers to a modern mythological and fantastical world. ”

Indy Book Fairy:  “This was a really good story, the story flowed and it kept you wanting to know more.”

A Flicker of Power Blurb

Bara’s powers are deteriorating. A daughter of the Norse sea gods, her magic is tied to the dying coral reefs.  When she catches Dylan, a human scuba diver, tampering with her coral, she attacks him only to discover he holds the key to the survival of the reefs and the pantheon gods, herself included. His passion recharges her magic.  But Bara has eight sisters and they all want a piece of the action. Bara must choose between her love for Dylan or saving the Norse Pantheon.

 

 

Friends with Benefits: Anya Richards’ Pre-Release Tour for Jaguar in the Sun

I am so pleased to welcome my EC peep, whose books I love, to my blog for her pre-release tour.  Welcome Anya Richards.

On the Tenth Day of Pre-Release the author gave to me…
…Friendship.

Have you ever turned around and realized someone you’ve known for a while has become a true and valued friend? One who’s friendship has become more important than you even realized? Sometimes we don’t even recognize just how precious a friendship is until we’re on the brink of losing it. Yet, sometimes what we’re assuming is strictly friendship, or even potentially just friends-with-benefits, is actually a harbinger of something more…

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Cassie, the heroine of Jaguar in the Sun, book four in the Unveiled Seductions series, available December 4, 2013, admires the hero, Xbal for more than just his good looks. Sure, he’s gorgeous, but she also likes his characteristically cool and calm personality, business acumen and style. They share a love of music and the discovery and promotion of new and exciting bands and, although she’s attracted to him sexually, she’s comfortable with him too:

Neither of them said much for a while as they tucked in to the delicious meal. Partway through Cassie realized how nice it was to feel so comfortable with a man there was no pressure to make conversation, allowing her to enjoy eating the way she liked to.
As she was sopping up the last of her sauce with a heel of crusty bread, Cassie glanced up and found herself once more the focus of Xbal’s considered stare. Immediately, between one heartbeat and the next, her body went from contented to red-alert as a rush of awareness prickled across her skin.

And it takes something big, a life-changing event, to risk muddying the waters of friendship with sex, but Cassie knows it’s now or never if she wants to experience the thrill of being intimate with Xbal. What she hasn’t taken into consideration is just how closely linked friendship is to love…

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Jaguar in the Sun
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Book four in the Unveiled Seductions series.
Cassandra Solinar has a bucket list and jaguar god Xbal Montegro is on it. About to undergo an essential rite she won’t survive, she wants to wring every ounce of pleasure out of the time left. Including discovering if Xbal’s sex magic technique is as good as rumored.

It’s no hardship for Xbal to accept Cassandra’s invitation for one erotic encounter, but far more difficult to let her go once he gets a taste of the explosive passion between them. Now he’s determined to hold on to her, no matter what.

Cassie can’t tell Xbal the truth about what she’s about to do. It’s illegal, but without her death the entire world will perish. It’s a job she’s been preparing for from birth, but the loss will be greater now. For in Xbal she finds a soul-deep connection she doesn’t want to lose, and the one thing she made a point of not putting on her bucket list—love.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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My First SFR Brigade Presents: Snippets from Thirteen Nights

THE SFRB Presents

Rules: Snippet from my WIP for PG-13 audiences.  No problem. However, the book cover is not, so I’ve kept it small.

My modern myth romance, Thirteen Nights, Book 1 of Divine Temptation, releases from Ellora’s Cave on December 6.  Let me know what you think and then visit all the other amazing authors participating on the SFR Brigade.

Background

Thirteen Nights is an updated myth based on the Amazons in ancient Greece.  In my series, the gods and their pantheons still live in modern day under the radar but are losing their power due to the lack of human worshipers and the slow destruction of the natural world from which they gain their powers.  In Amazon history, the female warriors would mate on an annual basis with the Gargareans, their male warrior counterparts, to bear children. Females stay with the Amazons, males are given back to the Gargareans. It was believed that they should stay together for 13 nights to maximize the chance of a child. In this book, that ritual has been recreated as a speed dating event. Here’s a snippet of how that works. Our heroine Annie meets the first Gargarean during the event ( he is not our hero).

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A giant of a man swaggered into the now-open seat, all testosterone and appetite. Linebacker shoulders, six-pack abs straining against a muscle shirt chosen to show them off, thighs so big they could choke a horse—and probably had. Elaborate tattooing covered his left arm from shoulder to wrist, detailing every victory, every kill. Similar markings ran diagonally across Annie’s back.

He touched his card to the pad and instantly his resume popped up on her screen. Black belts in karate, kendo and Kung Fu, expert sniper, awarded the Golden Shield—the Gargarean symbol for valor—six times, hobbies included hunting, archery and jousting. Okay, the man could kill, but who was he really?

And the winners are…

Between my blog tour and a couple of blog hops, I’ve had a wonderful time meeting new people, hanging out with my peeps, and learning some cool stuff.  Now, I get to say thank you.  Below are the winners from this frenzy of activity.  Prizes include ebooks and gift cards.  Winners were chosen by rafflecopter or random.org.

Riverina Romantics:   Becky White 

Jennifer Jakes: Warm Days, Cool Nights & Hot GuysEden Summers

Alpha Male Blog Hop:   Yvette

A Blue Million BooksChristina Livingston

A Book a Day. Tonya Cannariato on Reading & WritingVanessa N.

Cassandra Carr:  Carin W.

Sarah Cass: Redefining Perfect.   Mary Terrani

Jennifer James:  Sexy Men, Strong Women, General Hilarity   Ellie Heller

Wicked After Dark Blog HopMichelle OBoyle

 

And is the swag over? No its not. Coming soon, the Black Friday Blog Hop, on  November 23. Its one day only so mark your calendars.  In the meantime, stop on by just to say hi.

Lets Get Wicked: Wicked After Dark Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wicked After Dark Hop hosted by Close Encounters with the Night Kind and Natasha Blackthorne in honor of my favorite holiday–Halloween.

For this post, I get to be wicked any way I want to.  That’s my kind of freedom.  So lets combine some of my favorites sins–sex and food.  Like wine and food, what pairings work well together?  Get your thinking caps on and your libido in gear cause I’ll be asking you to do it too. I’ll start (some standard fare and here’s hoping you’ll find a new idea or two):

Appetizers (foreplay): Strawberries, chocolate, wine, sliced peaches oozing with juice (mangos or clementine slices work just as well), bananas, almonds, figs, champagne and avocados.

Main course (getting it on): whipped cream, honey, syrup (any choice you want), sticky, drippy ice cream (feeling really wicked, go for the whole sundae), jello, more wine,creamy cheeses (e.g. room temperature brie), oysters, mussels or clams dripping in butter (or anything else dripping in butter for that matter), caviar, nutella, and popsicles.

Dessert (afterglow): brandy, ice cream, and chocolate truffles.

Food not your thing. The kitchen table and kitchen counter can be put to other good uses.

Your turn. What food gets your sexy on?  Yes, there is a a prize for one commenter. I’m giving away a $10.00 gift card from Lindt or Godiva (your choice).  A little chocolate is always a good thing. I’ll let you decide how wickedly to use it.

Click here to link to the blog hop and the author amazing authors.  Have fun. Stay Naughty.  Revel in the wicked.

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Here’s another fun form of wicked–erotic paranormal novels.  Here’s my new release from Ellora’s Cave.  Enjoy.

Always read the fine print when swearing an eternal oath to gods and guardians…

Beholden by the sacred vows of her coven, fire witch Calista Reid agrees to temporarily mate with shifter Cullen McMahan to fulfill a mission assigned by the guardians. When tall, dark and damaged arrives on her doorstep, generating enough heat to scorch a fire witch, Calista finds herself drawn to his battle-hardened body and broken soul. His pain speaks to her own deep-rooted isolation and the intensity of his hunger slakes her passion like no other.

Cullen, scarred by a past that left him an indentured soldier to the guardians, resents yet another hump-on-command assignment…until he encounters the compassionate, fearless, incendiary redhead who detonates his body and reawakens the emotions sacrifice and loss had suppressed. But Cullen harbors a terrible secret—one that reaches back into Calista’s troubled childhood and threatens the foundation of their growing bond.

Buy Links

Ellora’s Cave  

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Release Day is Today! Fires of Justice is Out.

The Celebration Starts Today

Today is the Day.  Its here.  Fires of Justice releases from Ellora’s Cave. Come Celebrate with me.

Here it is

Always read the fine print when swearing an eternal oath to gods and guardians…

Beholden by the sacred vows of her coven, fire witch Calista Reid agrees to temporarily mate with shifter Cullen McMahan to fulfill a mission assigned by the guardians. When tall, dark and damaged arrives on her doorstep, generating enough heat to scorch a fire witch, Calista finds herself drawn to his battle-hardened body and broken soul. His pain speaks to her own deep-rooted isolation and the intensity of his hunger slakes her passion like no other.

Cullen, scarred by a past that left him an indentured soldier to the guardians, resents yet another hump-on-command assignment…until he encounters the compassionate, fearless, incendiary redhead who detonates his body and reawakens the emotions sacrifice and loss had suppressed. But Cullen harbors a terrible secret—one that reaches back into Calista’s troubled childhood and threatens the foundation of their growing bond.

Link to Excerpt: http://www.jasminejade.com/productspecs/9781419941542.htm

Buy Links:

Ellora’s Cave  

Amazon (Note:  Not available on Amazon until October 19)

Barnes and Noble  

 The Blog Tour

The book launch blog tour begins tomorrow.  There will be giveaways on some, great chats. I hope you’ll drop by some or all of them, chitchat and meet the amazing writers and bloggers graciously hosting me.  Come visit some or all. I’m looking forward to seeing you. As a reminder, my tour agenda is below.

Oct. 18:  Riverina Romantics: What makes you shine?

Oct. 19:    Jennifer Jakes: Warm Days, Cool Nights & Hot Guys:  Do you believe in love at first sight?

Oct. 20:   A Blue Million Books : Eight with Amy

Oct. 21:    A Book a Day. Tonya Cannariato on Reading & WritingThe Allure of Dragons

Oct. 22:    Cassandra CarrHow do you get in the mood?

Oct. 23:    Sarah Cass: Redefining Perfect.   The Power of Stories

Oct. 24:     Jennifer James:  Sexy Men, Strong Women, General Hilarity  Hexing the Hot into Your Romance: A fire witch reveals her secrets.

Oct. 25:     Kasia James:  Writers Block.  A Passion for Small Things

Oct.   28:    Darker Temptations:  Meet the Cast of Fires of Justice