Unrepentant – Lila Shaw
Lucky Lotto winner Amy Burns has had enough of family members begging for handouts. With her millions safely hidden from the general public’s knowledge by way of an anonymous trust fund, she’s moved west to find a new beginning. She’s also found Jazz, a taciturn employee at her gym she can’t seem to stay away from. Only problem? He’s an ex-convict. Can Amy trust the former thief with her heart, especially after her relentless step-brother discovers her whereabouts and threatens to expose her secret, or might an unrepentant bad boy be the real winning ticket?
Over the Edge – Stella Berkley
Nothing short of a lobotomy could make Roman King forget Sloane Holliwell—part angel, part devil, and all his. If only she wasn’t the love of his best friend’s life. Even though they’re broken up, Roman would never hurt his brother from another mother that way.
Sloane has been self-destructing since her darkest fantasy, Roman, cut her out of his life. When he finds her bruised at a bar, he saves her from yet another boyfriend disaster. But he still won’t claim her despite their obvious attraction.
Instead, he offers to teacher her how to be a submissive, so he can find her a master that will take care of her. Once he gets her in the playroom, though, he discovers Sloane is playing games of her own.
Death’s Angel – Kastil Eavenshade
Four years ago, Constantine lost the only woman he ever loved. Now the incubus is culling the responsible vampire brood’s food source. One by one he steals the souls of the blood sucker’s familiars to turn the human population against his enemy. Blinded by vengeance, he makes the one mistake that could cost him the retribution he seeks.
Half-werewolf, Indira is thrust into the hands of the vampires to maintain peace amongst the clans. Instead of being an ambassador, she becomes a prisoner and forgotten by her pack. When the vampires bring a mysterious man trussed into their dungeons, he stirs something inside long since buried. Sexy and beyond anything she’s dealt with, her beating heart yearns to sacrifice her soul for one taste of Constantine.
In the throes of revenge, can the light of one angel tame a beast bred in hell?
Finding Forever – Lynn Burke
Samantha likes to bang a guy’s headboard and take off long before he bangs up her heart. Temptation returns in the form of a Zeus-like, tattooed hunk, the man whose first kiss roused her teenage hormones. His arrival carries the promise for more, but Sam’s determination to enjoy a taste–or two–without risking her heart could cost her the chance at finding forever.
Temptations of the Cage – R. Brennan
While she’s never considered herself a submissive, Katrina Norton has always had a bit of a pain fetish, so when the opportunity to work at one of the city’s most popular BDSM clubs presents itself, she decides it’s the perfect way to indulge her darker desires and earn enough money to pay for the expensive medications her ailing grandmother requires.
But when she meets handsome club owner, Damien Michaels, Trina has to remind herself he’s a potential boss, and off limits. Certainly not someone she should be imagining kneeling before and begging for just a taste of what’s hiding beneath his expensive tailored suit.
If she could just get her traitorous body to stick to the plan.
Without Words by Lolly Tova
Ivy McPhee dreads attending her high school reunion, but she’s willing to brave her childhood tormentors to see the bad boy she sat beside everyday on the school bus. Though they never exchanged a word, a decade later, he still owns her heart, and she’s determined to find out if the connection she felt to him all those years ago was a shared experience.
Ollie Ashwood, lead singer of the successful indie band Infraction, is still every inch a trouble maker, but his days of partying and womanizing are over. He’s finally ready to claim the only girl he ever cared enough about not to sweet talk into his arms. Playing a set at his school reunion seems the perfect ploy to draw Ivy out and tell her she’s the woman of his dreams.
Any chance of the two alumni discovering the depths of their feelings for one another is shattered by a scheming ex-student. Only revelations about the past can get Ollie and Ivy back on the right track, but Ollie must first persuade Ivy to bear her bully’s teasing long enough to listen.
How would the Portals authors change the world? #giveaway
Hi! Welcome to another stop on the Portals virtual book tour. I had fun with these authors by posing a question to them. If they could alter Earth in one way, what would it be? Check out their answers below, but not before you click on the tour button to find out where the rest of the tour will take them. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
I have been fortunate in that no one in my family has suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. There are more deadly diseases out there, but none of them rob a person of who they are at their core–their memories. If I could change one thing, Alzheimer’s Disease would vanish, never to return to anyone, ever.
Over five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s. Every 67 seconds someone in America develops it, and it is the 6th leading cause of death.
I’d like to decrease the effects of gravity. I’ve had thousands of dreams about being able to float.
That reading be celebrated in every culture. It would be a priority that everyone could read and have access to books. I can only imagine it would make the world a better place. Before doctors can cure cancer or AIDS they need to know how to read and have infinite resources at their fingertips. I can’t say enough how important this is. Not only would it make the world better as a whole economically, it would enrich the lives of those that didn’t have or appreciate such opportunities before. Most importantly, it would set free imaginations and ideas—it would be the domino to topple hate and ignorance. I can wish nothing better on the world than the freedom and ability to read. It’s like wishing that every person could live a thousand lives.
Because the theme is fantasy, I’m picking a fantastical answer of add magic. I would like to think that most of us would enjoy a good wand of oak and unicorn hair. Not a Harry Potter world; we would still have some gadgets, but microwaves would be out if we could just warm something up with a wave of a wand. And I’m hoping food would be less scarce, so the third world countries and our homeless would be better off.
It would create trouble of sorts too, but somehow I think the human race could manage it. After all, if we went back in time far enough some of our gadgets today would be considered magical.
Maybe, a bright and shiny magical world is only a matter of time.
I’d add an “Undo” button. The “undo” button comes in handy while writing, especially when I hit delete and I mean to hit copy. Wouldn’t it be nice anytime Mother Nature wipes out an entire town with a tornado, or people do stupid stuff like go to war? Imagine pushing a button and the damage is magically undone.
I wouldn’t have so many buildings and roadways. I would have more greenery, more bodies of water, more nature and open spaces, oh, and some portals to other worlds.
And now for the lovely. Isn’t it pretty?
Genre: Fantasy Anthology (mixed sub genres)
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: June 5, 2014
Keywords: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Short Stories, Picture Prompt
No matter what world you call home, or what your station in life, there are just some paths that weren’t meant to be tread.
Maronda’s Quest by Christy Thomas
Mexmur, the Huntress by Anna Simpson
Entrance of Lost Souls by Echo Shea
Where Once were Hearts by Havva Murat
Ordinary World by Laurie Treacy
The Lunatic Queen by Michael Siciliano
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