Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Psychic Storm: Pre-Release Extravaganza!

Psychic Storm: Pre-Release Extravaganza!

Join The Book Nymph for a fantastic book release party celebrating ten bestselling authors in the new bundle, "Psychic Storm!"

There will be games, contests, prizes, live Q&A, and a ridiculously awesome grand prize!!

PSYCHIC STORM: Ten Dangerously Sexy Tales of Psychic Witches, Vampires, Mediums, Empaths and Seers

Ten books. Ten internationally bestselling authors. Ten different tales of sexy psychics, empaths and seers who solve crimes, fall in love, make magic and fight to save the world.

Over 2,000 pages of extrasensory reading await, with three brand new, original novels and over 1,400 5-Star Reviews for the rest!

From Bestselling Author, HEATHER TOPHAM WOOD –– NEW REVELATIONS –– Life should’ve been perfect. Kate Edwards won the heart of police detective Jared Corbett and is coming to terms with her psychic ability. Things are blissful—until the day she meets Declan Brayden. Kate doesn’t trust the damaged and arrogant seer, but knows combining their abilities would allow her to help more people. When visions of a missing fitness instructor turn into a race against time to save her life, Kate might have no choice. HEAT LEVEL: 2

From Bestselling author, APRIL AASHEIM –– ARMAND –– "Never trust a warlock…” Before Maggie Maddock and her sisters returned to Dark Root, Oregon, a generation of witches and warlocks reigned over The Council -- 13 men and women devoted to holding back the dark they believed would eventually end the world. This is the origin story of Dark Root's most notorious warlock: Armand. HEAT LEVEL: 2

From USA TODAY bestselling author, DALE MAYER –– TUESDAY’S CHILD –– What she doesn't want...is exactly what he needs. Shunned and ridiculed all her life for something she can't control, Samantha Blair hides her psychic abilities and lives on the fringes of society. Against her will, however, she's tapped into a killer--or rather, his victims. Sam knows she must go to the authorities, but will the rugged, no-nonsense detective in charge of tracking down the killer believe her? HEAT LEVEL: 3

From bestselling author, JESI LEA RYAN –– JUST A LITTLE NUDGE –– Marley Sexton never aspired to be a stripper. But it’s the only job that puts a dent in her mother’s medical bills. It’s also the only job where she feels justified using a little talent she calls nudging. But JC Moreno figures out Marley may have taken the nudge too far. Marley’s not big on trusting people, especially a man with a gun, a badge, and a story that doesn’t add up, but maybe they can work together to both get what they want…if they don’t end up dead. HEAT LEVEL: 3

From NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author DEANNA CHASE, HAUNTED ON BOURBON STREET –– Jade loves her new apartment—until a ghost joins her in the shower. When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn't count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it's up to Jade to use her unique ability as an empath to save her. HEAT LEVEL: 4

From bestselling author, MORGAN HANNAH MACDONALD –– SPIRITS AMONG US –– WHAT HE SEES WOULD SCARE YOU TO DEATH. Cajun bad boy and ex-FBI profiler Jon-Luc Boudreaux is in Paris hunting a serial killer. That's nothing new, neither is being haunted by the victims, but watching the murders through the killers eyes, now that's something new entirely. Jon-Luc is on the hunt for the most diabolical killer he's ever encountered, and Angela Henderson, fashion designer, is next on the killer's list. HEAT LEVEL: 4

From bestselling author, JC ANDRIJESKI –– LONDON –– If there was ever a race-traitor job, this was definitely it. Revik arrives in London with a new job, a new home…and new people watching him, seemingly more than he has helping him watch the Bridge, a holy warrior hidden among humans to keep her safe from dark Seers called the Rooks. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Allie has no idea that she’s the Bridge…or even that she’s a Seer. Then she meets Jaden. HEAT LEVEL: 4

From bestselling author, JORDAN CASTILLO PRICE –– AMONG THE LIVING –– Victor Bayne, the psychic half of a PsyCop team, is a gay medium more concerned with flying under the radar than making waves. He hooks up with handsome Jacob Marks, a non-psychic from an adjacent precinct at his ex-partner’s retirement party and it seems his luck has taken a turn for the better. But then a serial killer with a gruesome M.O. surfaces--and no one agrees what he looks like. HEAT LEVEL: 5

From NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, C.J. ELLISSON –– VAMPIRE VACATION –– Meet Vivian. She's a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions creates the perfect vacation spot—a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true. The powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guest room minutes before the next arrivals. HEAT LEVEL: 5

From bestselling author, HAZEL HUNTER –– TOUCHED –– In the world of Isabelle de Grey, eyesight isn’t the only way to see. When she touches objects and people, she looks into their past. But her gift is equal parts curse. She has yet to find the lover who can accept the brutal truth of what she sees. Isolated and rejected, she is ready to leave Los Angeles and abandon her career when she meets FBI profiler Gavin “Mac” MacMillan. Thrown together when the daughter of a mutual friend is abducted, Isabelle discovers that Mac could be the man who won’t push her away. HEAT LEVEL: 5

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The V V Inn series, from the USA Today & New York Times Bestselling Author, C.J. Ellisson

80% off the cover price for a limited time!

The V V Inn series, from the USA Today & New York Times Bestselling Author, C.J. Ellisson:

Meet Vivian. She's a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot—a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true.
Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests.

Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn't easy. Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets Vivian would kill to protect?

Warning: This book contains adult content (violence, blood, and sex) and is not intended for readers under 18.

The V V Inn, in reading order:

  • Death's ServantFirst Prequel Book (Jon's Tale) FREE READ for a limited time!
  • Vampire Vacation, Book 1
  • The Hunt, Book 2
  • Big Game, Book 3
  • Death Times Two, Book 3.5  A Grim Reality and V V Inn novella co-authored with Boone Brux
  • Blood Legacy, Book 4 (Available for pre-order now: http://amzn.to/1uUsNmy)

Connect with C.J. Ellisson
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/cjellisson 
Twitter handle: @CJEllisson 
Twitter direct URL to profile: https://twitter.com/CJEllisson 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Second Captive **Review Feature**

Stockholm syndrome: the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with his or her captor. 

What happens when you love the man you should hate? 

Beth Sutton is eighteen years old when Dominic Perdue abducts her. Held prisoner in a basement, she’s dependent upon him for food, clothes, her very existence. As the months pass, her hatred towards him changes to compassion. Beth never allows herself to forget, however, that her captor has killed another woman. She has evidence to prove it, not to mention Dominic’s own admission of murder. 

Then Beth escapes… 

And discovers Dominic Perdue is not a man who lets go easily. Meanwhile, despite being reunited with her family, she spirals into self-destructive behaviour. Release from her prison isn’t enough, it seems. Can Beth also break free from the clutches of Stockholm syndrome? 

A study of emotional dependency, The Second Captive examines how love can assume strange guises. 

5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. Astoundingly good! November 30, 2014

Wow. The perfection of this story is astounding. I am not surprised. Maggie James has a gift that I've come to truly appreciate. Much like Gillian Flynn, she has a way with telling a story that leaves you in suspense. I simply could not stop reading. I was completely absorbed in the story, the characters, and the way the author expertly weaved them together.

We get to see the inner workings of a kidnapping from both the captive girl's perspective, and the kidnapper's point of view. Beth is young, naive, and desperate to find someone that can teach her and give her experiences that she's only dreamed of. Her willingness to trust prove to a major flaw, as she allows the handsome, charming Dominic to take her from her sheltered world only to trap her in his basement.

Then, we see Dominic's entire thought process... how he wants both a companion and a motherly figure. Having lost his mother at a young age, he has a deep desire to fill that void, and Beth seems to fit his vision. While young, she is health, easily trainable, and first his vision of the perfect captive.

This story will keep you gripped from the very first page. I highly recommend it!

5.0 out of 5 stars PULSE QUICKENING SUSPENSE November 24, 2014

In my reviews of previous Maggie James novels, I’ve mentioned her uncanny talent for planting you inside her characters’ heads, conveying a sense of logical rationality to their psychological dysfunctions. It’s worth repeating, since Maggie’s latest release, The Second Captive, is another excellent example.

The psychological flaws of her characters, so convincingly drawn by an author having no background in psychology, are testament to her talent. Her characters grope like blind persons through the maelstrom of their lives, bumping into bits and pieces of a deeper mystery surrounding them, which they cannot see. If you weren’t inside their heads, you would consider their behavior aberrant, certainly deviant, the kind of morbid and tragic stuff you see on the evening news. Being inside their heads, their behavior is rendered understandable, even reasonable. It’s a perspective this author excels at, creating histories and circumstances for her characters which draw the reader into a fascinating psychological pathology.

The Second Captive also illustrates Maggie’s mastery at combining psychology and suspense. She weaves the threads of these disparate characters and their histories into a compelling mystery, hinted at along the way, but revealed to her characters and readers alike, only after unsuspected twists, turns, and false starts. The kind of suspense to keep you planted in one spot turning page after page until you reach the end, leaving you in hungry anticipation for what Maggie James will conjure up next.

About the Author

Maggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol. She writes psychological suspense novels. The first draft of her first novel, entitled His Kidnapper’s Shoes, was written whilst travelling in Bolivia.
 Maggie was inspired by an impending milestone birthday along with a healthy dose of annoyance at having procrastinated for so long in writing a novel.
 His Kidnapper’s Shoes was published in both paperback and e-book format in 2013, followed by her second novel, entitled Sister, Psychopath. Her third novel, Guilty Innocence, like her first two, features her home city of Bristol. S
he has recently published her fourth novel, The Second Captive. Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. 
The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!

Monday, December 1, 2014


(Book Feature) 


Believing in second chances, Grace Tolliver, former probation officer and new owner of Pearl'e antique lamp shop, hires Duane Kerbey, a troubled young man as a holiday employee. But when a prominent citizen of Barnstable Village, Cape Cod is murdered, and Duane is arrested for the crime, blame is placed on Grace. After all, she sent the young man, knowing he was a convicted felon on an errand to the victim's home. 

Between learning the craft of constructing and hand painting-lampshades, readying the shop for the annual Village Stroll and trying to keep an eye on the antics of her eighty-four year old father, Grace sets out to solve the murder by shedding light on the victim's complicated past.Her quest is hampered by the attractive detective assigned to the case who doesn't appear to be seriously pursuing fresh leads, but is keeping close tabs on Grace. 

With a town full of likely suspects, a second murder and a series of bitter snowstorms battering Cape Cod, Grace must prove Duane's innocence and restore her reputation, by uncovering the shady and unrepentant killer.

About the Author

Patricia Driscoll grew up in Westport, Conn. She spent many summer vacations on Cape Cod, the setting for her mystery novel, and her family relocated there in 1970. After graduating from the University of San Francisco, she worked as a probation officer for the San Francisco Probation Department. “Shedding Light On Murder” is her first novel. 
Please visit her website at www.patriciadriscoll.com.
 Patricia lives in Northern California wine country with her husband, Nick, a retired homicide Inspector, Murrey, their Welsh Corgi and Minnie the flying cat. Visit her website at www.PatriciaDriscoll.com.