Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Spotlight: The Protector, Book One of the Outerworld Key by Mark Matthews

Memories in the Box is glad to feature one of Ashley's Facebook Author Friends ....
About The Author

As a teenager, I wrote short stories for pleasure. They were mainly a form of relaxation and a way to expand my already vivid imagination. It was during this time my own style began to slowly develop and shine through.

Some readers, and even other authors, say fantasy writers are traditionally narrow minded in their stories. We are blamed for constantly re-doing the basic 'good vs. evil' plot. However, I believe that is what fantasy is all about. Usually, it involves swords, sorcery, creatures and races of various kinds, and adventure.

The writer’s portrayal of these imagined worlds and characters makes the story worth reading and enjoying. If an author can make readers 'be there' or 'see it' unfold before their eyes, then we have succeeded in our goal, regardless the age-old plot.

When asked about the greatest joy of writing, I answer that sharing my work and having a reader expound their thoughts on my books to me in some form is a joy beyond comparison.

After all, that is how fans are formed. Naming my greatest joy as a writer is quite simple; it's my fans.

Author: The Calling, Chronicles of the Careen / The Outerworld Key
Author Links

Mark's website  http://markmatthewsbook.net/
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When the god Gon discovered his son Baris created a race of demons from spite, the One Father cast them all into the Outerworld. Now, a twisted sorceress named Basath attempts to release the deposed god for her own gain. Barrett and his company must stop her before the detestable, vile creatures and their master are loosed upon the world.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Spotlight: Dicey Grenor - Best Friends, Fantasy Lovers

Author: Dicey Grenor

Genre: Erotica Synopsis: Friendship has never been so tempting...


Tommy and Capri have different backgrounds, goals, and motivations.

He's an Irish guitarist in a new band with dreams of being a rock star, and not one serious bone in his body outside of playing music.

She's an American valedictorian, who takes her responsibilities seriously, and dreams of being at the top of her profession.

Despite Tommy and Capri's initial attraction to each other, both know a relationship is doomed from the start. In lieu of romance, they become best friends who share everything, including their ambition to succeed, their desire to make each other laugh, even their hidden secrets and darkest fantasies. When they begin to act out their fantasies with each other, non-platonic feelings start to creep in, and they must decide whether their friendship can survive what neither of them wants--being in love.

Please see the attached cover and MOBI file. Let me know if there's anything else you need. I'll be on the lookout for links to your posts so I can share them. Thank you again for doing this!

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Title: Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Source: Purchased from Amazon
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The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life...and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.


I am really not sure where to start with this book. It was extremely hard for me to read. It felt like it went on and on, and so much of it felt like it was not pointless but not needed.

The writing quality was really good but it didn't help me overcome my issues of the story itself.

While the 'plot' wasn't believable in the realm of 'could really happen' it was a very believable plot line. I did like that part of the novel. I wish it was just half the size than it was.

I wanted to like it. I really did. My husband loves it and I wanted to enjoy it with him.

I am going to read book two, but, only because my husband is a fan of it. Not because I just have to know what happens with Claire and Jamie.

Overall this is a 3 star book to me. I'm sorry I couldn't give it more.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sensuous Promo Presents Doms of Destruction

Welcome to Sensuous Promo’s DOMS OF DESTRUCTION Book Tour.

When things aren’t the way you wished for by Eva Lefoy

We all go through this – sometimes life gives us a rude shock! Just this morning I took my tea out of the microwave and accidentally banged the bottom of the cup on the rim of the microwave plate. Bam!  A huge chunk of glass broke off. Oops….

The other weekend, hubby took the car to get gas for the weed whacker. When he got down the street, the car wouldn’t shift. At all. He managed to get it to the parking lot and find a gear but it was a struggle to get the darn thing back in the driveway. Yikes. Nobody was hurt, but now there’s a car sitting in the driveway that needs a new shift assembly.

Sometimes the shocks are worse.  My dad had a heart attack a year ago. They saved his life, but it was certainly a BIG shock to the family. Not on nearly the same level, in Dom of Destruction, Brian goes to the club searching for Gar only to find Gar with another sub. But wait. He’s not only with one other sub – that Brian might have been able to stomach – but Gar has a different sub every night! Brian, formerly a top and very much a control freak, suddenly finds himself relegated to just one more guy in the lineup. Egads!

To say he’s a little disappointed is an understatement…

Dom of Destruction, book III in the Love Hurts series:

When new and impulsive sub, Brian is injured in a bad scene, the incident opens old wounds for his sometimes-Dom, Gar. While doling out revenge, Gar must come to terms with his fear of relationships and learn the shocking truth about his former lover, Angel.

Meanwhile, Paul’s uncontrolled jealousy of Brian comes to light and Geoffrey threatens to cancel their engagement if he won’t get his anger under control. In different ways the aftermath of the sadistic Dom’s destructive force puts these four men on the track to future happiness, but some will suffer more scars than others.

Warning: The MC in this story is baited into a scene of BDSM play and is abused. 

EXCERPT – Brian finds another sub servicing Gar at the club:
At the second to the last door he heard voices. One of them deep, even and low. It sounded a hell of a lot like Gar. Throwing caution to the wind, he pushed the door open and took a step inside. He halted, paralyzed with shock at the scene before him.

Gar stood on the dais by the bed, as handsome as ever, exuding pure masculine control while some young dork wearing a collar and a leather Trojan kilt knelt at his feet sucking him off.

Gar’s meaty hand cupped the back of the guy’s head, alternately pulling it away and then snugging it closer to his balls. “Yeah. That’s right. See how that position works better with the collar?”

What. The. Hell? Brian entered the room and headed straight for his Dom. He noticed a third man in the room—an attendant holding a towel—who flashed him a worried look at his approach. “Gar, what are you doing?”

Gar’s eyes widened for a second, then he waved a dismissive hand his way. “Working with one of my subs.” He frowned. “What are you doing here, anyway? It isn’t Thursday.”

Brian took a step closer, tension making his moves stiff. Rising anxiety in his chest stuttered his heartbeat. What the hell was wrong with Gar? The intensity of their last encounter had stamped its mark into every fiber of Brian’s being. It had driven his need higher and higher for days until frustration had forced him to come here begging for more. Did Gar not get that? “No, it’s not, but I wanted to see you.”

“I’m a little busy. Come back Thursday. Thursday’s your night.”

The guy slid his mouth off of Gar’s dick and it hung there, pointing right at the man’s face, clad in its shiny latex condom. “Did you want me to stop, Master?”

“No.” Gar shook his head. “Keep going until I tell you to stop.”

The sub resumed his project, sucking loudly and fisting the end of Gar’s cock. Gar’s shaft was so large the poor man’s hand hardly fit around it.

Brian blinked, trying to understand the scene unfolding before his eyes. No, he hadn’t assumed he was Gar’s boyfriend, but hell, he’d wanted a little more than to be relegated to a weekly time slot. “My night? You have a different sub every night?”

Gar sighed and crossed his arms. Irritation showed in his features, in the way his brows scrunched together like two large hairy caterpillars. “No, not every night. Fridays and Saturdays are still open.”

What?” Brian hadn’t meant to screech, but the audacity of the man’s offhanded treatment of him put his anger on a short leash and his dismissive attitude jerked the chain. For God’s sake. Didn’t Gar realize he had needs?

Gar having a different sub every night wasn’t what he’d expected. What he’d imagined—what he’d truly wanted—was a piece of what Paul and Geoffrey had. An exclusive Dom/sub relationship. As in one-on-one. Man to man. Someone who’d understand him and help him explore his newfound submissive side. From what Paul had told him about being a Dom, the role didn’t include a fucking harem. “Look, Gar—”

Gar huffed out a breath and backed up, removing his penis from the man’s mouth. “Hold on. I’ll be right back.” He glanced at the other attendant and pointed. “You will service him while I’m gone and do a good job.”

The guy crawled away. “Yes, master.”

Brian rolled his eyes so far they nearly lodged in the back of his head. Oh this is great. I have a slut for a Dom that treats guys like they’re actual slaves from a bad porno. How could this get any worse?



Contact Eva:

Buy book #1 in the Love Hurts series Sex, Ties and Videotape

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All Romance Ebooks http://bit.ly/1eKmEQt

Buy book #2, Kink Club Blues:

Author Bio and Contact:

Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a certified Trekkie. She’s also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these days, she’ll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy. Until then, she’s writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.

Blog: http://writery.wordpress.com/ 

Blog tour lineup:

September 22nd - Sensuous Promos Readers Blog - http://sensuouspromos.blogspot.com
September 23rd - All My Book Finds - http://shannaclemens.blogspot.com/
September 24th - Kelsie Belle - www.kelsiebelle.wordpress.com
September 25th - Ashley Nemer - ashleynemer.blogspot.com
September 26th - Taylor Brooks - http://authortaylorbrooks.blogspot.com
September 29th - Nicole Morgan - http://nicolemorganauthor.blogspot.com
October 1st - Mile High Muses - http://www.milehighmuses.com


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