Book Blitz~ Desire by P.T Michelle

 

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Desire by P.T. Michelle
(Brightest Kind of Darkness #4)
Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

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Synopsis:

Now that Nara and Ethan are working together to uncover the Corvus’ secrets, they’re confident nothing can stop them.

But while they’ve learned to anticipate dark outside forces gunning for them, neither is prepared for the insidious evil that slithers its way into their lives, nor the new challenges that surface so close to home.

Despite all the chaos and turmoil around them, the one constant they can depend on is their devotion and loyalty to each other. But as their relationship moves into deeper territory, sometimes the toughest battles are the ones waged within.

While the hunt for answers unravels more layers in the Corvus world, they also uncover new truths about themselves and their intricate connection to the powerful raven spirit.

When boundaries are suddenly redrawn and control shifts, Ethan and Nara will be forced to make choices that could bring them closer together or rip them apart forever.
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AUTHOR BIO
P.T. Michelle is the pseudonym of Patrice Michelle, author of fifteen adult romance novels and novellas. When P.T. isn’t working on the next book in her YA/New Adult crossover series, BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature. She often shares her pictures on her Facebook page while chatting about books with readers. https://www.facebook.com/PTMichelleAuthor
Author links:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4862274.P_T_Michelle

Current books in P.T.’s YA/New Adult crossover series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS:

* ETHAN (Prequel Novella)* BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS (Book 1)* LUCID (Book 2)* DESTINY (Book 3)* DESIRE (Book 4)

* Book 5 ~ Coming in 2014
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Constructive and Bad Reviews

I’ve always shared the really great reviews on Star Bright because they always felt like a pat on the shoulder and a Brava that I wanted to share with my readers.

And now- foolish or not- I’m going to share the only two bad/critical reviews Star Bright has gotten. These two reviews are my motivators to do better, and they also remind me that I can’t please everyone.

Not everyone is going to love your story, some with genuine reason and others just because…

Authors should try and not take it personally because that’s how life is. You never know, some good may come out of these bad reviews. You just have to remember not to blow up at the readers.

Out of my bad review, another reader read it and she said she would read Star Bright because of the gracious way I responded to it and she liked the book.

So authors, before you respond to a bad review, take a deep breathe, count to ten, pull up a fake smile and write ‘thank you for taking the time to read and review my book. I’m sorry you did not enjoy it’ then you can curse the guy out, out loud!!

And readers you need to understand the difference between a critical helpful review and a spiteful hateful review. There is no need to bash an author because you think its fun. How would you like it if someone torn apart something you’ve worked so hard on with no constructive criticism?

So if you can’t write a constructive review, please don’t write anything!!

Constructive Critical Review

“I had decided to read this book after seeing it posted on one of the boards I frequent. I went to the

author’s website and read an excerpt first. From what I read, it sounded interesting and worth a read. However, after nine chapters, I just could not read it any longer. I was 100+ pages into the book but was not invested enough in the characters or the story to continue. There were several reasons why this book made it to my DNF (Did Not Finish) list. Here they are in no particular order:

1. It was evident that the book had not been professionally edited. There were instances where the wrong word was used, the grammar was incorrect, and there were many inconsistencies that I think an editor would’ve caught.

2. Advice that is often given to writers is to write what they know. It is evident that the author was writing about places she does not know, and she did not do her homework.

3. There are gaps and inconsistencies that made me feel confused. A few times I went back and reread passages just to make sure I didn’t miss anything. It was frustrating.

4. Finally, some things were just not believable. For instance, Michael is supposed to be four years old, but he is way too mature for his age.

While I appreciate that the author has a story to tell and I applaud her courage to put pen to paper, a good copy editor could’ve helped with many of these issues and the end result would have been a much more pleasurable read

Mean dude!

This book was very hard to get through, even though the plot concept was good. There were so many scenes that were just unbelievable for a book set in the present. For example, a woman, Maria, and her five year old son, are trying to get away from her abusive boyfriend. They move to New York City and meet a high profile lawyer, Dave. Maria meets Dave when he gets into an argument with his estranged wife in the restaurant where Maria works. Dave and his wife have such a heated exchange, that they leave their baby daughter ON the table in the restaurant and leave her there until Dave, who has custody, gets back to his office and realizes he doesn’t have the baby anymore. And this guy is a super lawyer and highly looked up to. Forgetting his child, doesn’t fit his character! Also, after Maria knows Dave for only two days, he goes to pick her son up from the day care without her permission, and the workers at the day care ask no questions and allow him to take the boy. The day care calls Maria only after the boy has already been taken from their care. This would never happen in New York City! There were other incidents that were equally as confusing. The wording of some of the sentences and the lack of editing of this book were very distracting too. And it kept going on and on! I don’t understand the 4 and 5 star ratings from the other reviewers.

If you have aything you would like to say about Star Bright, click on the link on the right Let’s talk!!

Carmen DeSousa…. Weekend Give Away!!

She Belongs to Me
When wealthy construction company owner and Charlotte detective, Jordan Monroe, meets Jaynee for the first time he is awestruck and determines to make her his wife. Jaynee, however, has a history she cannot easily overcome and is fearful to submit to love. Jordan succeeds in making her his wife, but five years into their marriage, he realizes she is keeping secrets.  Before he can decipher her duplicity, he discovers her unconscious in their home from a gunshot wound only hours after giving her an ultimatum concerning their relationship.
With Jaynee’s life hanging in the balance, the mystery of her past drives Jordan to investigate. But what appears to be an attempted suicide turns out to be something far darker. Is someone from her past stalking her? Or worse, is someone close to Jordan trying to kill them both? As Jordan edges closer to the truth, it may be deadlier than he could ever have imagined.
Land of the Noonday Sun (Free!!!)
When two strangers have nothing left but their dreams, they must forge a relationship in Nantahala, North Carolina, a small town known as Land of the Noonday Sun.
Cassandra is the beautiful, yet analytical daughter of a wealthy attorney. Destined to follow in her father’s footsteps, her life of privilege suddenly shatters, and she finds herself with no home, career, or money. A glimmer of hope arrives in a letter from the grave promising a happier existence. Cassandra stands to inherit over half a million dollars if she can live in the sleepy little town of Nantahala for six months. Falling in love, however, was not part of the deal, and without warning, she finds herself fighting for two lives.
A man with a traumatic past is able to turn his life around and is happy with his chosen career as a whitewater guide. Everything changes though when fate hurls a woman into his path. His carefree life is in turmoil, and his former weaknesses threaten to overtake him. Will he be strong enough when tragedy strikes and is once again in danger of losing everything he loves?
Bio
While I do not write “Christian” books, I do share my characters’ Christian beliefs. My characters are real people who come with real flaws; no perfect people allowed.

I characterize my stories as modern-day fairytales, as they are overflowing with romance, mystery, suspense, and of course, tragedy. After all, what would a fairytale be without a tragic event setting the stage? All of my novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic and will hopefully make you cry, laugh, love, and hope.

Both of my published novels, She Belongs to Meand Land of the Noonday Sun, have reached bestseller status right alongside Nicholas Sparks, J.D. Robb, and other great authors. My third novel, Entangled Dreams, will be releasde soon.

I love talking about all things books, so please connect with me via one of the links below.

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Brenda K. Davies…. Vampire Love #1

Hi guys!

just found a vampire story by Brenda K. Davies that I’m absolutely in love with! the male characters are so intense and psychotic when it comes to their mates.

There are so many different twists to Vampire stories today, and Awakened and Destined were closer to human than the blood sucking nightmares in most of the other versions.

Aside from the strength and blood feeding, these vampires walked in the sun, feed off each other and powerful vampires weren’t just the older ones but those who killed and fed from other older vampires.

these books are full of love, anger and intense danger, not from the outside world but from their crazy mates. their bonding is also similar to the Nicky Charles Law of the Lycons– sex and blood.

 

indexIn Awakened (which is free on Smashwords) Liam goes off his hinges when he falls in love with human Sera and realizes how weak her mortal form is. he protects her, without hesitation when it comes to killing anyone, human or vampire who poses a threat to her- including Sera herself.

She makes a huge sacrifice to keep him sane and three months later she’s having his baby vampire- Very normal, nothing gruesome.

Blurb- Traumatized by her past, and struggling to move on from it, Sera has spent the past three years of college hiding herself from the world and content to stay that way. A chance encounter with Liam shatters her sheltered world, leaving her stunned and shaken by the strange feelings and emotions he arises in her, feelings she never thought she would experience and that frighten her in their intensity. Harboring a dark and deadly secret of his own, Liam knows that he should stay away from Sera; that he will only bring her more hurt, but he is irresistibly drawn to her and unable to deny himself the pleasure that only she can bring to him. But when their pasts collide with their present, and Liam’s true nature is revealed, will their love for each other be enough, or will they be torn apart forever?

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In Destined, talk about explosive relationships! Stefan and Isabelle (Sera and Liam’s daughter) were like a blazing flame that burns you if you get too close. i loved how protective he was, and even though he was ashamed of his past, he was more than willing to become the monster he used to be just to protect Isabelle.

Blurb-Terrified of becoming mated like her parents, Isabelle has locked herself away in order to avoid their fate. She is content to stay sheltered amongst her family, hidden away as she lives out her days away from the human race, and the world. Despite her determination to remain alone, her world is rocked when a person from her parent’s past arrives at their door, bringing with them the powerful, and stunning vampire Stefan. Though Stefan is not expecting to arrive at a nest full of vampires, he is immediately drawn to the vibrant, often defiant, and willful Isabelle. To his surprise, Isabelle does everything in her power to avoid him, and her desire for him. No matter how hard she tries to fight it though, Isabelle begins to realize that trying to deny her destiny may just destroy them both, as there are some things that cannot be stopped. Just as she begins to let her guard down, Stefan’s dark and deadly past catches up to him and threatens to destroy them both.

In both these books, the men are very touchy when it comes to other men touching their soul mates, kind of like Quinn Loftis’s Gray Wolves. And wandering male fingers are punished by death.
these were wonderful reads. i recommend it to the vamp lovers!

Anyone who knows how to contact Brenda, jolt to me!

Anya Bast… The Otherkin Werewolf Lover #3

Anya Bast is the author of numerous STEAMY HOT paranormal novels and of course my favourite werewolf, the Otherkin Fury and Tranquility.

These books are short but worth every page. It echoes dominance, strength, sex and kind of love. the immediate sexual attraction doesn’t really say ‘I’m sooo in love with you wolfy’, but she builds it to love. It is kind of like, ‘you know your mate by how hot and heavy he or she gets you’,and it does not disappoint!

it’s about the two Nathy brothers, one, Merrick, who has no problem being Alpha because the woman he loves has been chosen to be Alpha female of their pack. And the other, Roane, too eager not to be Alpha, steps aside for his brother, leaves the pack only to find himself in a predicament, involving a hot chick and her insecure brother.

Fury- Nikki is a cougar shifter living in a werewolf world. When she’s promised as a mate to a wolf shifter named Merrick, the fur flies. Cats are solitary and proud. No way will she be tamed, not even if Merrick’s touch drives her insane with need.
But Merrick has wanted Nikki for a long time and there’s no way he’s letting her go. He’ll use every dark and erotic trick he knows to seduce her body…and then win her heart.

Tranquility-Roane leaves the Fury werewolf pack to make room for his brother, Merrick, and his new mate. A natural alpha, there’s nowhere Roane can go in wolf country and not stir up trouble. He settles in a town called Tranquility and immediately raises the hackles of the local pack leader.
Even worse, Roane gets one look at Scarlet, the pack leader’s sister, and will do anything to possess her. Scarlet tries to resist him, but his touch inflames desire she can barely control. And that means heaps of trouble for both of them.

This short stories are FREE and offered by New York Times bestselling author, Anya Bast. Tranquility is part two of a two part series.

You can find other books by Anya Bast on her Goodreads page and join her other fans on her Facebook fan page

Nicky Charles… Law of the Lycons Werewolf Lover #2

Hi!

If you are a werewolf lover you should definitely go read these books! Thye bring out the attributes of a real wolf (the animal) pack and merge them with the basic human emotional needs. Everyone wants and survives best in a family.

the series currently consists of four books, and i am so very happy to report will have that Damein, who’s stroy ended tragically in Bonded and also made an apperance in Finding will have his own spot light. The epilogue of the Finding gives us a hint of what is to come for this broken hearted wolf.

She also promises to tie up loose ends in the series in the final book.

The Mating, The Keeping, The Finding and Bonded are FREE on Smashwords. Read them and catch up before Damien’s story is released, hopefully next year!

Also make sure to checkout Forever in Time

If you’d like testaments as to how good these books are, visit her facebook and goodreads page

Book Review UNDERNEATH

Hi. I got this book, UNDERNEATH BY MICHAEL CARGILL to review from GoodReads and thought I should share it with you. if you’ve always wondered what goes on in a psychopath’s mind, this is the book to give you that experience.

Description

Look at the person sitting just across from you. It doesn’t matter whether they’re a loved one, a friend, or a complete stranger.

Now look at their face. Are they happy? Are they sad? Or are they angry? Can you even tell?

How well do you actually know the people closest to you?

Have you ever seen the real person that lies just underneath what you see…?

Here are two reviews from Smashwords that will inspire you to read this psychological thriller

‘Ok I’ll try this again…
What a terrifying premise. An anger management failure, psycho, with what seems like memory loss, he can’t even remember why he walks from one room to another let alone why one thing set him off 5 seconds ago.
This is not someone you would want to cross paths with, EVER!
This took a bit to get into but, once we are introduced to the 2 ” coppers” who investigate the swath of destruction left in his wake, Angela the college student who thinks she is in love, and Jane, the mom who is convinced that her missing son has been kidnapped the richly woven threads of this tale take a decidedly even more dastardly turn.
I loved the way this just descended into a black comedy of stalking, insanity and murder most foul, body dumping optional!’

‘Hugh seems like your average hardworking man that is polite, takes care of himself, and goes to the gym to workout. Hugh seems to blend into the crowd unnoticed which suits him just fine. Constables Clare and Robert are hardworking police officers that are working on seemingly unrelated cases at the grocery store,local college, and missing teenage boy. Abigal meets Hugh on the train and the two meet up for drinks. Abigal briefly sees something lurking behind Hugh’s eyes then thinks she imagined it. Abigal and Hugh become close which pleases Hugh. Constables Clare and Robert get a surprising lead from missing teenage boy’s friend that he and his friends hang out at an apartment building. The boy says that a creepy guy chases them off. Will Abigal figure out what Hugh is hiding? Will Constables Clare and Robert solve their cases? Where does Hugh fit into all of this? Do you know what is lurking Underneath?’

The book is available on Smashwords and if you are interested I have 10 copies to give away. just write down your name and email on my comment section.

Other books by Michael Cargill

Diary of a Dork- Article of Sarcasm and Irreverence

Shelter from thunder

Slaughter in Barnaby Close

Shades of Grey

About Star Bright…..

Maria is a typical cliche, carrying a number of titles none of them
complementary- teen mother, battered woman, abandoned child born out of
wedlock, coward, martyr and murder.

She is a teenage mother who got pregnant at the age of seventeen after
falling in love with Ricky and sinks into the idea of having a true family
with both parents present in the child’s life. A life she never had, being
raised by a single mother, Edna, who still clings on the love she shared
with Miguel, a criminal on the run.

Maria wanting more than the phantom love her mother has, stays with Ricky
after numerous signs that she should leave. Sh lets him gain complete power
over her and all she does is dedicated to avoiding a beating.

For five years she struggles to keep Ricky happy, availing herself for his
sadistic hobby of beating, cutting, burning and raping her just to keep him
away from her son and mother. her father’s abandonment and the lack of love
for her and Ricky’s abuse births an intense hatred for men which feeds on
the attention from other men.
Maria has accepted her life, drawing her will to live from her son Micheal,
but a number of attempts on Ricky’s life gives her a new will to live and a
new life with a wonderful man and his daughter, but this life is threatened
by the demons of her past.