Sunday, July 31, 2016

Interview with Layla Stevens!

Today we have an interview with Layla Stevens!

I want to thank Layla for taking the time to sit down and answer some questions for us.  Its great to get to know the authors a little better.  

What is your favorite color? My favorite color is Hot pink. I have a mad love different shades of Pink but Hot pink will always have a special place in my heart. And yes, I know that is a typical girl answer but, I like to stand out. I want to be seen. I also love Neon Orange. So basically anything bright. That says hey, I'm here look at me. (I love Hot Pink too!! My youngest daughter has her bedroom painted Orange)
 What was the influence for "Loving Claire"?  Actually this series came from my Co-Author Rhonda Ruether. She asked me if I wanted to Co-Author some books with her, and I was like hell yes. So Dana, and Claire were born. Now we are about to release the last book in the series. And let me tell you this series has been an emotional roller coaster. Book one is called Claiming Claire, Book two is called Loving Claire and the last book in the trilogy is called Leaving Claire. Let's just say
We have a warning in all of our books that says "Layla Stevens & Rhonda Reuther are not responsible for broken E-readers, Kindles, Nooks, and or Phones due to you throwing them" Just because I don’t want to get a message telling me that I owe for a kindle.  But the main influence I think came from she wanted something different and well this series is different. But I won't tell you anything you have to read them to know what it's about.
What made you decide to become an author? Well, It kinda chose me, I was going through chemo and I needed something to occupy my time. Because I had read over a 1000 books and I was tired of reading. So I was like I can do this. Well, I talked to my aunt who loved to read. But the funny thing is she was blind, so people had to read to her, but she was not always blind so when she could see, she would read all the time. And her dream was always to be an author. So I called her and told her what I was going to do. After her tears of course she was all excited. So I sat down and started writing. And I wrote my first book, all while I was going through chemo. My first book is called Broken Love & Forever Bound, and it nearly broke me to write it. But I did it. And when I finished my aunt got the first copy. She was my biggest fan. She has since passed away, and so now I have written 8 books and have actually been part of several anthologies and several boxed sets. And everyone one I talk to her as I'm writing, I know it sounds crazy and hell maybe I am. But that is okay.
What is your favorite animal? I'm a dog lover. I have 4 chihuahua's and one mixed dog but she is the most loyal. They are all spoiled
What is your favorite snack, while writing? I love frosted animal cookies. I hate chocolate. And I don’t drink soda, or pop depending where in the world you live. Here lately I have been on a lemonade kick and I love Koolaid. I love Lemonade too!
 What is your favorite scene from Loving Claire? There is no way I can pick just one, I love how this book gets you ready for book three. So make sure you read Claiming Claire, Then Loving Claire and last Leaving Claire
Do your family/friends know you write and have they read your books? Yes, all of my family knows that I write. I am not a shy person. I have told them. They all know that I write what my grandma calls book porn. He he I love it.. (my mother-in-law calls what I read "that smutty junk)
Tell us 5 interesting facts most readers wouldn’t know about you. Oh wow, 5 things.
I hate chocolate. I wear flip flops all year around, Some of the Claire stories are based on real life things, I'm scared to death of frogs, and I have a mad crush on my Co- Author.

I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1996. I have a huge family who I shocked them when I told them I was writing my first book. I have had a love a reading since I was young. Reading has always been my escape. I can read and be a princess or a warrior. Reading for me was always something magical. And I hope to pass that on to you all.

I am blessed to be the mom of a little girl named Sage who is the light of my life. {I call her Olga, and she hates it} I did not give birth to her but I choose her.

I am blessed with great friends who have always had my back. I have a lot to learn in this world of writing but, so far I am enjoying the ride. I have a fantastic Four that are my true loves. No names will be mentioned as they know who they are. I Love you all very much. {I didn't included alters in that comment}.

I'm very opinionated and have no filter. I speak my mind without thinking of the consequences. Does this get me in Trouble? Yes it does every single day. But I will not change. I march to my own beat. My mom says that I can be a one man band.
I am always willing to help out anyone who is in need all you have to do is ask. I never knew that writing a book would show me so much about myself. I have learned so much in a short amount of time. And I can't wait to learn more.

This past year has truly blessed me in so many ways. I was nominated on several blogs for best LBGT author, and guess what? I won on Coast to Coast Book Besties. Needless to say I'm over the moon excited because I'm firm believer in Equal Rights. So in my books you will find a little bit of everything. I'm not ashamed to step out of the normal cookie cutter box. I like to push the limits, and I love to be different.

"Always remember to let your Faith be bigger than your fear." ~ Layla Stevens

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Alisa's Review: A Mate's Bite by Milly Taiden

A Mate's Bite (BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance): An Alpha male. A bbw sassy mate. Can love be enough? (Sassy Mates series Book 2) by [Taiden, Milly]

ebook123 pages
Published January 10th 2014 by Latin Goddess Press 

After an explosive night of passion during a scenting ceremony, Karla Alves is sure she was just a one night stand for the man she'd been crushing on for years. She teased him and pleased him, and Nate hasn't been around since. Her fear of becoming clingy kept her from risking her heart and asking for more than a few hours of skin sin.

Nathan Wolfe marked Karla. His mate. Deeply involved in pack politics, Nate has had to stay away. When his sister warns that Karla needs him more than he thinks, he'll discover a bundle of secrets only his wolf can sniff out. But getting the woman he cares about to let down her guard may prove to be his undoing.

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Once again Milly Taiden does it again. Fan-freaking-tastic book. Couldn't put it down, but I had to at times. 

This is yet another hot and sexy book. This one focuses on Karla and Nate. But starts off at the scenting ceremony just like "Scent of a Mate".
The pack is still having troubles, but Nate makes time for Karla. Karla has had issues with men and family all her life, and has a hard time letting him in, but boy when she does its full blown!
Karla and Nate are hot! Nate is hot sexy wolf.
Loved this story of Nate and Karla. Not sure which book is my favorite. But I know my hubby loves when I read a book by Milly Taiden!
This book will get you hot, then angry and ready to shift and tear someone apart. This author really tells a story that you get into and feel everything the characters do. When Karla's sister was confronting her, I felt Karla's guilt and rage I also felt Jordon's rage and wanted to be the one holding Kass up against the wall threatening her!!! I felt Karla's fear when they were threatened.

The only girls in the "group" that we really see in this book are Jordan and Karla. Ellie, Emma and Nicole are mentioned but not present.
Highly recommend you read and take this journey to know more about the Wolfe family and meet Karla

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Milly Taiden (AKA April Angel) loves to write sexy stories. How sexy? So sexy they will surely make your ereader sizzle. Usually paranormal or contemporary, her stories are a great quick way to satisfy your craving for fun heroines with curves and sexy alphas with fur.
Milly lives in New York City with her hubby, their boy child and their little dog “Needy Speedy”. She’s aware she’s bossy, is addicted to shoe shopping, chocolate (but who isn’t, right?) and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.
She loves to meet new readers!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Valkyrie Series by T.G. Ayer

Dead Radiance

A golden glow that's a bad omen.
Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow on the people around her, and it's never meant anything good. But when she discovers she is cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead, she hates that she's unable to do anything about it.

She is a creature of myth & legend.

But Bryn is on the brink of the unbelievable truth - she is a Valkyrie- a warrior maiden of the God Odin. And a Collector of Souls.

He's there just to do a job.

Aidan Lee just can't do what he's told. Visiting Craven was not supposed to be a time to fall in love. He's just helpless when faced with the beautiful Brynhildr, but there is more to the biker dude that either Bryn or Aidan himself knows.

Innocent first love.

Can their fledgling love survive the secrets and intrigue, the reality of Odin's realm of Asgard, the pressures of being a warrior of the gods,

She's a target of the Trickster god Loki. Not good.

But Bryn lucks out when the Trickster god Loki sets his sights on her. Can Bryn hold her own against the charmingly manipulative god long enough to discover what Loki is really planning?

Young Adult Fantasy Series filled with Norse Gods and legendary settings.

Dead Radiance is a fantasy filled with passion and intrigue, betrayal and broken hearts, that will keep you turning the page.

Dead Embers

With Hel, Loki & Odin, life is never boring.

Valkyrie-in-training Bryn Halbrook just can't catch a break. With her boyfriend stuck in Hel and the taunting laughter of Loki still ringing in her ears, she struggles to concentrate on her training and duties in Odin's realm. The last thing she expects or wants is more adventure -- but then treachery, a shocking abduction, and a chilling discovery send her forth on another perilous, globe-hopping mission.

The greatest battle of all

As the ultimate battle, Ragnarok, draws closer, it's a race against time for Bryn, Fenrir and their team to discover who kidnapped her foster brother from the halls of Asgard and what's causing the mysterious deaths of so many of Odin's chosen warriors.

Myths are real and so Dwarves & Dragons

In the exciting sequel to "Dead Radiance," Bryn encounters dwarfs and dragons, new friends and old foes -- but the worst enemy of all may be the person she trusts most.

Dead Chaos

A Valkyrie is broken and damaged
Struggling to accept the loss of her wings, Bryn's not sure if she can be a real Valkyrie anymore. But when a mysterious prophecy claims she will be the reason the All-Father dies, she is determined to ensure the prediction will not come to pass.

Will the Three Fates help her?

A visit to the three fates who live beneath the great Tree of life, sends Bryn racing against time to find the missing Heimdall and his horn.

Odin's life hangs in the balance.

As Ragnarok draws ever closer, Bryn has to find a way to save Heimdall and Odin before she can discover the truth about who she really is.

A battle with the Frost Giants.

In the thrilling instalment in the Valkyrie series, Bryn must battle not only the formidable frost giants and the hated God Loki, but she must also find a balance between what she will lose and what she will gain.

Dead Wrath

Dragons, Elves and Frost Giants.
Ragnarok is upon the worlds, and the time to fight is now. They come from all of the Nine Realms. Dark Elves, Dragons, Frost Giants, Elves ... They all come to fight for Odin.And they answer to Valkyrie Brynhildr.

Mourning a friend

While Bryn grieves, struggling to cope with Sigrun's death, she knows too there is no time for tears.

Where is Loki?

Odin is still a shade of himself and though there is no sign of Loki in all of the Nine Realms - Thor knows he is hiding in Midgard.

Dragons in London?

As the Warriors gather, Bryn must head the offensive and enter the Human Realm in search of the Trickster and his henchman.The war is silent and it rages all across the planet.Ragnarok is here.

The war is on home turf.

In this, the 4th thrilling instalment in the Valkyrie series, Bryn takes the war to Midgard. From New York to London, Interpol to CIA, Bryn and her team risk their lives to stop Loki. And to prevent the end of the world.

Dead Silence

Ragnarok is upon the worlds, and the time to fight is now.

They come from all of the Nine Realms. Dark Elves, Dragons, Frost Giants, Elves ... They all come to fight for Odin.And they answer to Valkyrie Brynhildr.Tricked by Loki, Bryn is now imprisoned and finding a way out is harder than it seems.

Time is running out for those who fight for Odin

While Aidan's absence is felt by all, Bryn and her team know there is no time to waste.
But Bryn is determined to find him, and stop him using every means necessary. From poisoned water to black goo, to an electronically monitored Bifrost, Bryn will use all the tricks up her sleeves to save Odin and the Nine Realms.

The war is here and disaster reigns across the Nine Realms.

The beginning of the end ...

In this, the 5th, and final, exhilarating installment in the Valkyrie series, Bryn takes on Loki with her eye on bringing him to the Vigrid Plains, the site of the final battle of Ragnarok. From all across the world, Bryn and all her teams do all they can, battling naturals disasters and murderous attackers to prevent the end of the world.

Author Bio:

PARANORMAL & URBAN FANTASY AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognise that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practise given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes... I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each other's loves – it works wonderfully...My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud.The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain cross-eyed.