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Spotlight Wednesday with The Kyn Kronicles by Jami Gray #giveaway

Shadow’s Edge
The Kyn Kronicles Book 1
by Jami Gray
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Everyone fears what hunts in the shadows–especially the monsters…
It takes a monster to hunt one, and for Raine McCord, forged in the
maelstrom of magic and science, she’s the one for the job. In a world
where the supernatural shares a shadowy existence with the mundane, a
series of disappearances and deaths threaten the secrecy of her kind
and indicate someone knows the monsters are alive and kicking.
Partnered with the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Duran proves to be as challenging
and dangerous as the prey she hunts. When the trail leads back to the
foundation which warped Raine’s magic as a child, her torturous past
raises its ugly head.
Gavin and Raine sift through a maze of lies, murder, and betrayal, to
discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the
entire magical community.
Shadow’s Soul
The Kyn Kronicles Book 2
All she had to do was keep one man safe…
Raine McCord has no problem taking down the monsters of the world, it’s
one of the reasons she’s so good at her job. So playing bodyguard
to Cheveyo, head Magi of the Northwest, as he consults with the
Southwest Kyn should be an easy assignment. Unfortunately, the simple
task turns into a nightmare when Cheveyo is kidnapped and Raine is
left for dead by one of the Kyn’s most feared beings, a Soul Stealer.
The Stealer’s attack leaves lasting wounds, undermining Raine’s
confidence as a warrior and damaging her unruly magic. Her ability to
heal her mind and spirit hinges on the one man who can touch her
soul, Gavin Durand. Compelled to face the emotions raging between
them, they must embrace not only their stormy relationship but their
evolving magic to escape the twisted threads of murder and betrayal
to find Cheveyo.
As Raine and Gavin come together and begin to unravel the complex web of
secrets and hidden vendettas haunting the Southwest Kyn, they
discover unsettling new truths that threaten their very existence.
Shadow’s Moon
The Kyn Kronicles Book 3
A blonde, a brunette and a monster walk into a bar and all hell breaks loose.
It should have been the start of a bad joke, but days from a full moon
Xander Cade, Tracker for the Northwest Motoki Pack, finds nothing
funny about confronting an enraged Shifter in a crowded Portland
nightclub filled with unsuspecting humans, The resulting carnage
begins to fray the thin veil of secrecy shielding the supernatural
Kyn community from public scrutiny. It also ensures there is no
escaping the one man she’s been determined to avoid, her Alpha and
mate, Warrick Vidis. Dominating, protective and compelling, Warrick
threatens her individuality like no other.
As the Northwest
Alpha wolf, compromise isn’t in Warrick Vidis’s vocabulary, but when
his reluctant mate, Xander Cade, refuses to leave off the hunt for a
killer, he has no qualms using whoever or whatever necessary to
protect her or his pack. A series of unusual deaths involving lone
wolves along with anonymous threats against him and his Pack begin to
jeopardize his normal steely control. Add in Xander’s continual
reluctance to fully accept their Soul bond, and the line between
intellect and instinct begins to blur, leaving him wondering if one
woman’s love and acceptance will be enough to save both man and wolf.
As the danger escalates, threatening not just their Pack
but those closest to them, Warrick and Xander must find a way to
trust each other and accepts their rare bond or risk losing
everything–their pack, their friends and each other.
Shadow’s Curse
The Kyn Kronicles Book 4
Death and chaos can devastate even the best-laid plans…
As the leader of the Amanusa, Natasha Bertoi thrives on chaos, but when
tragedy strikes the Northwest Kyn, leaving bodies and betrayal in its
wake, not even she is prepared for the fallout With the Northwest
houses in an uproar and the Wraiths hungry for blood, all her
carefully laid plans are put to the test as she wards off the greedy
clutches of the ruling Kyn Council. Her plans and pawns are moving
along nicely, until he joins the game.
Whispers of treachery draw Darius Abazi to the Northwest in search of justice
hones with vengeance. After years of protecting the Council and its
secrets he harbors no illusions on how lies can be twisted into
truth. As death stalks the Northwest Kyn, he faces off with the
beautiful, but manipulative Natasha to uncover the mastermind behind it all.
A dangerous attraction lures the two predators into a deadly game,
where one wrong move could destroy all that Natasha holds dear.
Shadow’s Dream
The Kyn Kronicles Book 5
Bitter betrayals and hidden truths forge shattered dreams…
Cheveyo, the most powerful Magi in the Northwest Kyn, lives with one
regret—walking away from Tala Whiteriver. When he is sent to broker
an alliance with the Southwest Kyn, he recognizes his chance to
rectify his mistake, but soon realizes the challenge may be more
difficult than expected.
As the youngest Kyn to lead a house, Tala’s a force to be reckoned
with, but her role came at a steep price. When an unprovoked attack
by the Southwest alpha threatens her position and forces her to face
judgment, she finds an unexpected ally in the man who once claimed
her heart.
As a series of deadly events unfolds, tensions began to rise between the
Southwest houses, with a Tala firmly trapped in the center. Before
Tala and Cheveyo can quell the approaching storm, they must untangle
a treacherous plot and expose the architects of a devil’s bargain
designed to fracture the Kyn. Will Cheveyo and Tala be able to
move beyond the confines of their positions and trust their hearts to
forge new dreams before the impending nightmare sweeps them apart forever?
Tangled in Shadows
The Kyn Kronicles Short Stories
In a world of intrigue and shadows,
tangling with the monsters can leave its mark…
Step into the world of Jami Gray’s Kyn with this collection of short
stories, and discover why readers are disappearing into this
exciting, Urban Fantasy series.
Wrapped In Shadows, .5
(previously published in Things That Go Bump For The Holidays)
The magic of the holiday season can be hell…
Elite Kyn, Gavin Durand and Raine McCord, are called in to investigate the
aftermath of a Christmas engagement party gone horrifically wrong,
only to face an unexpected gift.

 

Submerged in Shadows, 1.5
Treasures from the deep come in all shapes and sizes…
Forced on an unwanted vacation, Raine soon discovers that boredom is the
least of her worries when danger washes ashore, bringing unexpected
complications.

 

Masked by Shadows, 2.5
Nothing is ever easy…
For Gavin and Raine the job is simple, deliver a package to an interested
party in New Orleans. Yet even the easiest job can mask unexpected
challenges.
Ensnared by Shadows, 3.5
Deception leaves a tangled web…
Ryuu Kern, Motoki Pack’s Second, is no stranger to sticky situations,
but when delectable Division Agent, Iliana Krychek, comes to him for
help, it will take more than claws and teeth to untangle a deadly web
of deceit.
Jami Gray is the coffee addicted, music junkie, Queen Nerd of her personal
Geek Squad, Alpha Mom of the Fur Minxes, and award winning author of
the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, the Paranormal Romantic
Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams, and her latest Romantic Suspense
series, Fate’s Vultures. She writes to soothe the voices in her head.
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Reviews

Book Review: The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio

Title: The Way of Beauty

Author: Camille Di Maio

Publication Date: May 1, 2018

Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

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The Way of Beauty is a wonderful story about life, love, friendship and loyalty.

Vera Keller is a likable character with fair qualities except that she is in love with a married man. I’m not saying this is all on her because he does have a part in the matter. It was strange to read since Vera is friends with his wife, Pearl. She even helps them with their child, which gives her a way of being around the love of her life. The story takes a twists when Vera decides to leave because she can’t take loving him from a far.

Angelo Bellavia knows he has a special connection with Vera but it’s just at the wrong time. He is grateful for her loyalty to his family especially the friendship she has with his wife, Pearl. As time goes by and Vera leaves them, Angelo and Pearl must come to a realization of what their marriage is and what it represents. They do deserve to be happy.

This book was romantic with vibrant history and descriptions. I loved the interaction between the characters in the first half of the book along with the suspense. The book switches to Alice’s point of view, Vera’s daughter, which slowed my interest in the rest of the book. Since I was so invested in Angelo and Vera story, I was able to finish the book and get through the second half of it. Overall, it was a nice story line that had depth and will be loved by historical fiction fans.

*This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes only.

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Book Blast: His Sweetest Sin by Fiona Murphy

Title: His Sweetest Sin
Author: Fiona Murphy
Genre: BBW Contemporary Romance
Release: May 29, 2018
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40177460-his-sweetest-sin

Blurb:
I can’t believe it. Christopher Baldwin, the baddest boy in baseball wants me. Amelia Bishop, I was maybe a solid seven before an accident changed my life, leaving me fat, broken, and avoiding mirrors around me. If he hadn’t said it with a stare hot enough to melt brain cells, I would never have believed him when he said my curves are what he wants.

Cocky, arrogant, tattooed, with a diamond glinting in his ear, he is no boy. He is all man and a lethally gorgeous one at that. With dimples flashing as he invites me to sin in a slow Southern drawl I’m trying to remember I don’t swoon, sin, or—wait, what? I forgot not to stare directly at his dimples, those bright blue eyes aren’t safe either. Sorry, as I was saying.

As appealing as the idea of being bad with Chris is, there is no doubt in my mind I would fail miserably at it, even under his expert tutelage. Chris is used to strippers, women who have all the right moves. Me, I have no moves, at all. Chris is major league, I would get laughed out of little league.

I’m also his lawyer, at least until my brother, Ethan, comes back from vacation. Getting involved with clients is a huge no-no, no matter what primetime television might show. As gorgeous as he is he isn’t worth the possibility of hurting my career or losing the hard-earned respect of my boss and brother.

Only I can’t deny he makes being bad sound so good. Once Ethan is back I’m no longer Chris’s lawyer and it’s open season on all my good intentions. Being with him is still dangerous, his fame attracts all sorts of trouble. Who knows what complications could tear us apart?

***While a standalone, Holly and Ethan from His Under Contract make an appearance. You need not have read His Under Contract to enjoy His Sweetest Sin. ***

***Warning***
I don’t like to watch sports, although I do enjoy watching beautiful men sweat. I’ve never read a sports romance before. Chris Baldwin is a man falling in love with a sassy, damaged, curvy woman and he also happens to play baseball. When I started writing, I did do my research. I watched the winning series that inspired the story. I watched a bunch of movies and spent hours on Wikipedia. Then I scrapped the paragraphs waxing lyrical about the love the game and stuck with what I know. My billionaires don’t lay out the inner workings of their deals. I figured less is more. So, please be aware the focus is not the love of the game, it’s on the love story.

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Excerpt:

The waitress brings us our plates with a smile, asking if we need anything else, and we both decline. I’m not in the mood to eat though, still uneasy from the warning in Chris’s eyes. I hate him for doing this to me, turning me inside out, causing my emotions to run riot with a look or a few words. It feels like he’s playing with me. “I’m really not hungry. I want to go to work. I’m tired of being used as something for you to amuse yourself with.”

His bark of laughter is loud in the large, empty room. “Me use you? If anyone is using anyone, it’s you using me. Don’t worry, I’ll let you use me.”

I’m blinking fast. “Me, use you?”

“Yes, sugar, you’re using me. Usually, it wouldn’t matter to me why a woman wanted to fuck me as long as she did. I guess today is a day for revelations for the both of us. You didn’t know your pussy gets wet at the idea of being owned, and I didn’t know my cock goes limp at the idea of being used by you.”

I am not hurt by his annoyance, but I do know he’s nuts. “You are seriously not in your right mind. I’m not using you. You’re the one talking dirty, who keeps coming after me. I told you the first time I met you that us hooking up doesn’t make sense and it’s not what I want. How the hell is this on me?”
He sighs, and I fight the urge to kick him for it. “You eat me up with your eyes; I can smell your pussy wet for me. Your tits swell and sway, and you thrust them out the minute you catch me looking. Fine, I get it, you don’t even realize you’re doing it, but you are doing it. I’m really supposed to just walk away from you? Sugar, since you are so completely clueless, I’ll tell you right now the way you want me—so bad you ache, so bad you can’t think straight, so bad you’re willing to take a chance you never thought you’d take—that kind of want and need doesn’t happen very often, and you aren’t the only one feeling it.

“What pisses me off is you’re willing to take all I want to give you without giving it back. You’re trying to figure out how to get the cheese out of the trap without setting it off. I’m the bad boy who fucks at will, used to any chick riding my cock and giving orgasms until a woman can’t move from it. So you figure if he’s giving it out to anyone, why not you? That, that’s what pisses me off. His jaw is tight, his eyes are the color of the arctic in winter, freezing me to the empty, hollow of my chest. “You aren’t willing to be bad, to get dirty. You want to stay the good girl, sweet, kind, never causes a fuss. Shit, woodland creatures probably clean your place while you sit on your perfectly plump ass sipping on your coffee, while you read the day away. Books where there’s nothing more than a proper, close-mouthed kiss before it fades to black, where the men are noble, dickless prisses who ask for kisses instead of taking them. I’m going to be the villain in the story who sneaks in and takes you. You’ll give in without ever giving anything up, not your good girl image, not yourself, just your body.”

I hate him. I fucking hate him. I blink, and tears fall. I hate him even more for sighing at the sight of them. Pushing away from the table, my legs are trembling so badly I feel like I’m fighting to stay standing during an earthquake. I want to make my escape from him, from all of this, but not until it’s clear this is all his damn fault. “So it’s my fault for buying into the image you sold of yourself? I’m to blame because I’m willing to take what you keep telling me you’re willing to give? I told you I’m not on your level, the very first day. You’re major league, and I wouldn’t even make it into the little league. I’ve fucked three men, okay? Three, and each of them miserable experiences that left me questioning if it was over, if it was safe to just crawl away and hide. I don’t know what you want from me to know if I can even give it to you or not. You say a few weeks, then you joke about kids. You fuck with my head until I don’t know—”

I was so wrapped up in my rant I never saw him move, his hands go down to my hips before bringing me up against him. Oh god, he’s hard, so very hard and pressing into my stomach.

Immediately, my knees go weak as I sag against him. His mouth grazes against my ear.

“Shh…sugar, take a deep breath. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have taken my frustration out on you even though damn it, Amelia, you started it. Walking in the door spitting fire, cranky as all hell, looking for a fight. Congratulations, you got your wish. I’m never going to be able to deny you what you want—I knew it the minute I laid my eyes on you.

“Amelia,” This time my name is throbbing with all his frustration. “I need you to be honest with me, and the real hard part here, with yourself. I get that it’s hard for you, for reasons only you know. It doesn’t matter, you need to figure out how. The crappy history with men, that I guessed at, but I never would have thought it was so bad. You make more sense than ever now. “I’ll slow down, let you catch up. Normally, I’m more patient. You have a way of setting me off faster than anyone I’ve ever met. Take a breath, there you go, another one.” A large warm hand cups my cheek, his thumb wiping tears away. I find the courage to meet his eyes, and the awe in them stuns me. There is no teasing, no anger, nothing but pure awe. “Even crying you’re beautiful.”

Author Bio:

Due to commitment issues I have lived in many different cities and my favorite is Chicago but I have managed to settle into Austin and perhaps my commitment issues are behind me. I have enjoyed reading from a very young age and it wasn’t long before the children books bored me and I read the books my mother enjoyed Stephen King and Dean Koontz and I didn’t sleep without the light on until I was about ten.

I came across my first Harlequin by accident and it was love at first read, no one died and happy endings? It was a whole new world and I loved it.

I wrote my first story at eight and everyone died, of course. Since then I would like to think I’ve gotten better and now I’m writing the happily ever afters I first fell in love with, with some hot sex thrown in along the way.

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Author R. L. Weeks Shares Raven’s Ghost

Raven’s Ghost
Raven’s Shadow Book 2
by R.L. Weeks
Genre: YA Paranormal Mystery
Award Winning author, R. L. Weeks, brings you Raven’s Ghost – Book Two in
the Young Adult Victorian Paranormal Mystery Series.
Another serial killer is raising hell on the streets of London and Raven
believes it’s all her fault. All the victims have blonde hair and
blue eyes like her, and the killer is none other than her uncle.
His mind had been warped and twisted by heartbreak and betrayal and his
hatred for women is driving him to kill more and more each week.
Raven wants to stop him at all costs. However, there is one big problem
standing in her way. No one can see, hear, or feel her.
With the help of her new friend, Elizabeth, and Emmett who is desperately
trying to contact Raven’s Ghost, can Raven find her way back from the
other side to save the world from the notorious serial killer?
Or will the Shadow Men, drawn back to their world by darkness, fade her
away before she get’s the chance?
Raven’s Sight
Raven’s Shadow Book 1
Award Winning author, R. L. Weeks, brings you Raven’s Sight – a Young Adult
Victorian Paranormal Mystery. Book One can be read as a standalone
and as part of the series.
Raven looks out over the small, industrial town of Cogsworth and imagines a
life beyond the confines of her Grandmother’s mansion.
However, Raven holds a dark secret that prevents her from leaving. One which
comes to light after her father’s untimely death. Now an orphan,
Raven must do her best to hide her gifts of sight if she’s to survive
the cruel Victorian society she lives in.
However, when a ghost of a child comes to her for help, Raven finds herself in
the gas lit streets of London, on the trail of a female serial
killer. As she tries to solve the string of murders, she realizes
that the murders are almost identical to those from a case left
unsolved years before she was born.
In a race against time, Raven is thrown into a world she doesn’t know.
With her crush, Tom, now a ghost, her friend, Emmett, now a suspect,
and an uncle who runs illicit groups and hates women, Raven will have
to unravel the mysteries quickly before she becomes their next victim.
R L Weeks is the bestselling and award-winning author of the Dead Loves Life
Series, Bloodlust, The Fallen, Willow Woods Academy for Witches,
Cursed, and the owner of Enchanted Anthologies, publisher of
Fractured Fairytales Books 1 & 2, A Deadly World: Vampires in
Paris, Things Only the Darkness Knows, and Christmas Nightmares.
She lives in a small village in the UK.
When she’s not writing, she’s traveling, reading (paranormal, fantasy and
horror being her go to genres) and designing covers for Dark Wish Designs.
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