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Wednesday, September 14, 2011




Welcome everyone to Who's Who Wednesday featuring Author Kelly Yeakle. Kelly will be giving away a copy of her book The Legacy Keeper's Treasure to one lucky winner. Please follow her blog, this blog and comment for your chance to win (leave your email address with your comment). Here is a little something about Kelly and the book she is giving away before we head into the interview:




Blurb:
When Alexa took a job in Ireland searching for the lost O'Shea treasure, she had no idea what she signing up for. Between vivid dreams, ghosts, and the old Irish legend that surrounds the castle, she is overwhelmed.When she finds out the man she's been working so closely with is actually the heir to the O'Shea fortune, she is upset that once again a man has surrounded her with lies. Their relationship is further tested when a friend from the United States comes for a visit and Liam believes she's been telling her own tales.Will their love prevail? Will Alexa find the missing treasure and discover her heart's desire?


Kelly was raised by loving grandparents in a small house across the street from a dairy farm. As a child she spent a lot of time daydreaming or playing pretend. She was always in good spirits and surrounded by friends.


As a teenager, Kelly began writing poetry and used it as a way to document the things she was going through in her life. Her senior year in high school she had a poem published as part of a compilation book she regrets she never purchased.


When asked what her favorite subject was in school, Kelly will tell you English class. Though she wasn’t fond of researching and writing lengthy reports, she loved getting the chance to put together short stories and fiction pieces.


It wasn’t until her late twenties that she began taking her writing seriously. Through a friend she met online, she was introduced to a website where she could post her work and receive votes and comment on it from strangers. After obtaining a nice amount of good feedback on her posts, she was determined to complete a story and get it published, and she did!
Kelly is not only a writer, but also a wife and mother of three. When she’s not working at the Hallmark store she helps manage or putting her fingers to work on the keyboard, you might find her dancing around the house, singing karaoke online, or spending quality time doing silly things with her children.


Now for the interview!




When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I think writing has always been a big part of my life. In high school it was poetry and horror stories, but I never really did anything with it. I put away the notebooks and became an adult. Then after meeting a few new friends online, especially Robin, I was able to start taking my story telling more seriously. I joined a writing site called Textnovel and posted some of my work, and after receiving pretty decent feedback, decided to get back in the game.

How long does it take you to write a book? It really depends what I'm trying to accomplish. Short stories can take a few days to a month depending on length requirements and the flow of the story. A novel length usually takes me 3-4 months to complete the first draft.

What is your work schedule like when you're writing? My husband works second shift so I typically have from 8-11:30 each evening, after the kids are tucked away in bed, to write. Once school starts next week I will also have Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings all to myself to write away.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books? I get ideas from all over the place. They can come to me from something as simple as watching people at the mall I work in, or hearing a conversation in an aisle at the grocery story. Sometimes I dream up stuff that sticks with me, and other times I really have to work hard to get an idea to surface.

What do you like to do when you're not writing? When I'm not writing, I like to be outside. I love the outdoors, hiking, fishing, swimming, biking, anything active. I get stir crazy in the winter months when its so cold outside you turn into a Popsicle. Though I like to sled and snow tube and build snowmen and the such during the snowy season. I like to sing and take photographs.

What does your family think of your writing? My family is very supportive of my writing, my sisters especially. I will call them up and be like hey listen to this chapter and tell me what you think. They're good at telling their friends what I do and to buy my stuff. Its nice to feel the love.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite? I have three books in circulation now and two short stories on the way this fall/winter. My favorite book so far is Forbidden Desires because its not your typical love story, and it was such a challenge to write.

Do you like to create books for adults? I definitely like writing for adults. I'm not a children's book kind of girl, and though I love to read young adult, don't feel I could write it. I need my sex in there.


Which of your characters is your favorite? My favorite character so far was Marilyn from The Legacy Keeper's Treasure. She's the friend every woman needs to have.

Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing? I do read my reviews. Good or bad, they help me grow as a writer. It's an easy way to find out what I'm doing right and maybe what I need to change.

Are you anything like your heroines or heroes? I put pieces of me into each one of my heroines. It might be something I say all the time or a habit I have or even one of my own personality traits. I like connecting with my characters.


Where can readers find you (What websites, emails etc)? Readers cam find my blog at www.kellyyeakle.wordpress.com and they can find my website at www.kyeakle27.webs.com or even on facebook as Kelly Yeakle

Favorite dessert? If I can only choose one then I would say chocolate covered fruit

Favorite way to relax? Curl up with a good book

What TV shows do you watch? I don't watch a lot of TV, but when I get the moment to have it on in the background usually Jersey Shore, True Blood, and Army Wives

Tell us five things about you, that we wouldn't know. I'm barely five feet tall. I have body piercings and tattoos. I love Hello Kitty. I'm an Aquarius. And green is my favorite color :)


Where can we find your book(s)? You can find my books at http://www.DecadentPublishing.com, htttp://www.EvernightPublishing.com, and on Amazon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tempted By The Moon (Moonlight Shifters 2)


Title: Tempted By The Moon (Moonlight Shifters 2)
Author: Morgan Fox
Review Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by: Ebony Dreams
Publisher: Siren Publishing Inc.
Release Date: June 2011
ISBN: 1610348737

Book 2 of Moonlight Shifters
Book Genre: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

Blurb:
Newly engaged, Brie Ferguson and Jonah McCarthy submerge themselves in primal temptations, but the constant reminder of Sebastian McCarthy's absence is enough to ruin even the best orgasm.

Distracted by the mating heat, Brie feels a deep longing to be with both her mates, especially her Alpha. Discovering that Sebastian's been infected with the same debilitating virus that turned Mason Levi, a convicted murder and werepanther, into an ultimate killing machine is enough to bring her to her knees.

Brie is tormented with the knowledge that the man she loves could destroy her, but the mating heat is all consuming and leaves her with little choice. Instincts drive her to once again feel the sexual heat and connection she shares with Sebastian and Jonah.

But once she learns that Sebastian holds the answers to her past, can the truth be the missing link into freeing her soul and igniting a passion so tempting Sebastian and Jonah can't resist?


[Ménage Amour: Erotic Paranormal Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, werewolves, bondage, public exhibition]


Review:

Two sexy werewolves and a female with magical powers who has all their attention make for a sexy romp.

Jonah and Sebastian are werewolves in love and lust with the same female. Brie Ferguson is that female. She feels deeply connected to the brothers in more ways than one. Her lust and her desire for them both is as important as the air she breathes. The brothers feel the same deep connection and find it hard when parted from her as well. Enter part of the conflict. Sebastian has gone off and left Jonah and Brie in search of Mason Levi who had tried to kill her. Brie is trying to find out what she is and what makes her different. All of this happens with her being in mating heat. Which makes everything else more complicated.

While Sebastian heads out to find Mason Levi so that he cannot get their mate, Jonah is left to guard Brie. Their connection is just as potent as the one that Brie has with her Alpha male Sebastian, but at the same time not enough. She needs them both. There are a myriad of characters and personalities within this book which at times makes it a little hard to follow. But. Each character is an intricate part of the story as a whole. I think that perhaps it is because the author has plans for more in the series and with as much information that was offered, there should bemore to the series.

I liked Jonah and Sebastian, though at times the jealousy that was displayed made me wonder if their menage would work. In the end Morgan Fox showed that it could and would. I did want to see more with the conflict of Mason Levi and I am not sure it was given enough 'play time'. I feel that part of the plot was dragged out and not completed to my satisfaction. Though in saying that, it does go back to the fact that it seems the author is working towards a sequel and perhaps will answer it then. I hope so. The satisfactory HEA (Happy Ever After) I usually look for to me is a HFN (Happy For Now), because of the loose ends. In the long run, I wanted the three main characters to be together and rooted for them and was happy when they were.

Otherwise the world that Morgan Fox built was intricate and very interesting. I found myself liking the different personalities and how they interacted with one another. Three in particular caught my eye and that would be Reyes, Dominic and the female Dr. Shaw. There is something there between them all that the author touches on. Can't wait to see it. I will be looking for more from her and hope to have all my questions answered.

Four stars for the hot lovemaking, excellent public exhibitionism and varied characters.
Review posted on www.goodreads.com and http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=3283

Last Knight of Jarna


Title:  Last Knight of Jarna
Author: Alexis Martin
Review Rating:   4 stars
Reviewed by: Ebony Dreams

Publisher: Siren Publishing Inc.
Release Date: July 2011
ISBN: 1610346149
Book Genre: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Historical Romance, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance


Blurb:


[Siren Allure: Erotic Historical Paranormal Romance, M/F with F/F/M, M/F/M/M, M/F/M, F/F, bondage, vampires, werewolves]

Rain, a she-wolf, was seduced by three brothers, werewolves of Clear Water village—Zurk, Arran, and Rander. She had been chosen by Colcu, the alpha, for mating. Colcu discovers that she gave herself to the lesser wolves and, in a fit of rage, he sentences her to death.
Colcu chases her through the Daribu Forest, but one human knight from Jarna, Thane Ragnirak, stumbles upon the two wolves fighting in the forest. Thane dispatches the larger wolf, Colcu, and saves Rain, unaware that she is a werewolf.

Thane has lost all that he cares for in a surprise invasion from the barbarian hoard, and he is now the sole survivor—the last knight.
Soon the heat begins to build between the she-wolf and the human while lost in the forest, searching for the road to Jarna. His plans to warn the kingdom of the impending invasion are put on hold as he discovers the pleasures of the she-wolf.
A Siren Erotic Romance



Review:

I have to say when I first started reading THE LAST KNIGHT OF JARNA, I felt like there were two stories going on. And at first, that made it hard for me to follow. And truly maybe there is more than one story going on, for the possibility of a sequel. But once I got back on track, the story flowed for me and I fell in love with the main characters Rain and Thane.

Rain is innocence all wrapped up into a beautiful werewolf, who finds herself the object of lust for three werewolf brothers Zurk, Arran and Rander from her village. Needless to say, she has had dreams of being with them for as long as she can remember, but she knows she is promised to the Alpha Colcu. Not much protesting goes on, on her part against the brothers as they introduce her to first sexual experience (which I have to say that for an innocent, she sure caught on fast). It was definitely a hot scene that led into the Alpha finding them and sentencing her to death and get this, the males got sentenced to having to leave in shame for a year (yep, it fits the historical timing of how women were treated perfectly).

Enter the hero. Thane rescues Rain, and he didn't know that she is a Werewolf. Thane is handsome and all hard-bodied, the epitome of a knight in shining armor. I loved him. He had a realness and an honesty about him even though he had killed many men, and you could still feel that he was honorable. He saves Rain from Colcu again, not knowing she is a werewolf. When the fact is finally made known, the two cannot help their growing attraction for the other.

Hot and heavy sexual need blossoms and the two cannot help themselves. Which in turn also blossoms into a love for each other, and that finds Rain at a crossroads battling what she should feel and what she is feeling.

Now with the other characters that come into play such as the three brothers Zurk, Arran and Rander, at first I wondered why their story needed to be told beyond the fact that they mated with Rain. Alexis Martin leads you through an entertaining romp of sex and intrigue and you come to find out why all the other characters are mentioned and needed.

I liked this book and I would recommend it. It has Werewolves, Vampires, Succubi within its 118 pages and make for a fun read.

Four Stars for an exciting historical paranormal tale.

Monday, September 12, 2011




Title: Angel of the Morning
Author: J. S. Wayne
Review Rating: 3
Reviewed by: Ebony Dreams
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing
Release Date: May 2011
ISBN: 9781605923109
Book 2 of Angels Would Fall
Book Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance

Blurb: Aurora, the Angel of the Morning, has just received good news: her husband, Benoth, banished from Heaven for joining with Lucifer, has been granted a temporary pass from Infernos. The Angel of Death, Azrael, has sought an audience with Benoth regarding his renegade assistant, Moradiel, and his mortal lover, Ariel.

Benoth, never one to pass up an opportunity, manages to arrange his time so that he will have the entire day with his beloved and dearly missed wife.

As the two reunite for the first time in decades, they find that their passion burns just as hot and bright as ever.

But time flies, even for angels and demons. And sundown is coming . . .


Review:  

I love the title of this book. In fact it is what first attracted me and made me want to read it. Secondly just the thought of a fallen angel and a non fallen getting together after being parted for so long as mates is a fun aspect to ponder in itself. There are only 13 pages in this book so the author has to cover a lot of ground to give the reader a true sense of what has happened and what is happening in the present moment.

I think the descriptions in the book of the surrounding area, the people and what Aurora the heroine and Benoth the hero look like are very well done. So well that one can actually see it. I liked that about this book. I also liked how the author tied Aurora and Benoth's history together so you know why they are separated and have to sneak time with one another.

With a limited time together, the two waste no time in becoming intimate and showing that even after decades of being apart, the fire between them still glows just as brightly as it did before. Very hot, very sensual. I loved their moment together.

My only complaint has to be was that this was too short. I would have loved to have more story and more of Aurora and Benoth. I feel you get to know Aurora more than Benoth. I do hope the author will consider another longer book that will allow the reader to delve more into the plot and more into the characters.

Review: 3 stars for a sexy fallen angel and his mate.