Books with Bite

Just when you thought it was safe to nestle down in your covers by the light of your reader to enjoy a peaceful evening . . . Not THIS Halloween!

Prepare to be seduced by supernatural highlanders and pirates, travel through time, stir up a little magic, reap what you sow, hunt or be hunted, defeat a goddess, and HOWL at the moon with books by my HOH VIP guests! Check out these eye-opening reads that will keep you up and keep you glued to the pages...

Brighter Than the Sun
by Darynda Jones
Print Length: 112 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: October 6, 2015

All his life, Reyes Alexander Farrow has suffered the torments of the damned. Only one thing has given him hope: the woman who radiates a light that no mortals can see; a light that only the departed can see...

Told from his point of view, BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN chronicles the first time Reyes ever encountered Charley, and how their relationship has been the one thing that can either save him or doom him.


Guarded (The Silverton Chronicles Book 1)
By Carmen Fox
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Print Length: 277 pages
Publisher: Smart Heart Publishing; First edition
Publication Date: July 30, 2015

When everyone's existence depends on the lies they tell, trust doesn't come easy.

Ivy’s neighbors have a secret. They aren’t human. But Ivy has a secret, too. She knows. As long as everyone keeps quiet, she’s happy working as a P.I. by day and chillaxing with her BFF Florian, a vampire, by night. When a routine pickup drops her in the middle of a murder, her two worlds collide. While Florian knows how to throw a punch, deep down he's a softie. His idea of scary? Running out of hair product. It’s time Ivy faced facts. Even with a vampire on stand-by, one gal can only kick so many asses.

For help, she must put her faith in others. A human, who might just be the one. A demon, who will, for a price, open the doors to her heritage. And a werewolf, who wants to protect her from herself.

Torn between these men, Ivy must tread carefully, because one wants her heart, one wants her body, and one wants her dead.

*A sexy urban fantasy wrapped around multiple mysteries that'll keep you guessing.*


Pirateship Down: Stories from the world of The Sentinels of New Orleans
by Suzanne Johnson
Print Length: 177 pages
Publisher: Suzanne Johnson (November 2, 2015)
Publication Date: November 2, 2015

French pirate Jean Lafitte is tall, cobalt-eyed, broad-shouldered, and immortal. What’s not to love? But New Orleans’ most esteemed member of the historical undead is headed for trouble. He’s determined to reclaim Le Diligent, his gold-laden schooner lost at sea in 1814 and recently found at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico near Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office might beg to differ.

New Orleans wizard sentinel DJ Jaco and her merman friend Rene Delachaise can either lock up their friend Lafitte or join him on a road trip to Cajun country in order to save him from himself. Terrebonne Parish—not to mention its jail—might never be the same after the events of the all-new novella Pirateship Down, presented here along with a collection of urban fantasy stories and essays.

Wizards and Cajun merfolk, sexy shapeshifters and undead French pirates. Welcome to the world of the Sentinels of New Orleans in this collection, along with a little Louisiana lagniappe.

“A fantastic combination of the best things to find in an urban fantasy. The characters are quirky with lots of clever humor.”—RT Book Reviews, on Pirate’s Alley, Sentinels of New Orleans Book 4.


Raging Sea: A Novel of the Stone Circles
By Terri Brisbin
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Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Signet (October 6, 2015)

From the USA Today bestselling author of Rising Fire comes the next novel in the spellbinding series that explores the wondrous and tantalizing mystery of the Celtic stones...

Eons ago, seven ancient deities trapped the goddess of chaos under a ring of stones. But now, in the darkest days of the 13th century, Chaela threatens to escape, leaving the fate of all humanity in the hands of two young lovers...

The daughter of a wealthy Orkney trader, Ran Sveinsdottir's life is turned upside down when an accident at sea unleashes powers within her, which she never knew she had. Those powers have drawn her into the battle of two warring factions: the Warriors of Destiny, whom she knows in her heart to be noble, and a menacing army holding her father captive. Her hope for survival is in the hands of Soren, the man she once loved, the man who betrayed her, and the only man she can trust in a raging battle against evil.


Some Practical Magic (The Familiar Magic Series Book 1) Special $0.99 Price!
by Laurie C. Kuna
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Print Length: 198 pages
Publisher: ImaJinn Books, Inc. (March 9, 2011)
Publication Date: March 9, 2011
“Kuna excels with this modern-day fantasy of witchcraft, murder, and love. With a budding romance, the mysterious feline Endora, and a serial killer intent on capturing Mick's attention, this is sure to be one hell of a book tour.” —Romantic Times Magazine

“Kitchen Witch” Cassandra Hathorne doesn’t know what she’s getting herself into. To escape her mother’s relentless matchmaking, Cassie jumps at the opportunity to go on a book tour headlined by blockbuster horror novelist M. S. Kazimer. Even though Mick’s not one of her own kind, sparks fly between them.

But Mick has a secret more disturbing than Cassie’s own secret of being a real witch. A serial killer, one who’s been copycatting the murders in M. S. Kazimer’s books, is now stalking the tour. And Cassie must choose between keeping Mick’s love and protecting them all with her practical magic.


The Past Came Hunting - Special $1.99 Price!
by Donnell Ann Bell
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Print Length: 274 pages
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Publication Date: September 19, 2011

Fifteen years ago a young Colorado Springs police officer arrested a teen runaway accused of aiding a convenience store robbery and attempted murder. She was innocent, but still served prison time briefly. Her testimony sent the real thief to jail for much longer. Now she’s a young widow raising a son, and the man she put in prison is free and seeking revenge. She moves to a home in a new neighborhood—then learns that her next-door neighbor is the by-the-book officer who arrested her. Now he’s a Colorado Springs P.D. Lieutenant. Like it or not, he may be the only one who can protect her and her son from the past he helped create. 

Donnell Ann Bell is the recipient of numerous awards for her fiction writing and the co-owner of Crimescenewriters, a Yahoo group for mystery/suspense writers, which is 2,000 members strong. Donnell was raised in New Mexico’s Land of Enchantment and today calls Colorado home.


Seducing Chaos (Shadow Realm Book 1)
by Luna Quinn - Debut Authors
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Print Length: 341 pages
Publisher: Luna Quinn
Publication Date: August 28, 2015

Trouble never felt so good… 

For centuries, Razor and his brothers have ruled in peace over Shadow Realm. Their luck runs out when a string of dead bodies begin to pop up all over their land. Deemed “the Judge” by the streets he polices, Razor begins investigating the mysterious deaths. But when the leader of the Reapers brings them more bad news, Razor has no choice but to team up with the one person who knows the streets of Shadow Realm better than he does: Sasha, the feisty Reaper he’s wanted for years. 

All Sasha wants to do is to find the bastard who is stealing souls from right under her boss’ nose. Being forced to work with Razor was not part of the plan. With her one goal so close, admitting her attraction to the cocky Hellhound is pointless. But the longer they work together, the harder it becomes to deny the sizzling chemistry between them. 

With no leads in a case that’s getting more dangerous and heated, resisting each other may no longer be an option…


My Hunted Highlander (Kilted Athletes Through Time Book 3)
by Nancy Lee Badger
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Print Length: 286 pages
Publisher: Nancy Lee Badger
Publication Date: June 16, 2015

Plucked naked from the North Sea, bruised and nearly drowned, Niall Sinclair wakes bound to the mast of the pirate ship, The Black Thistle. Hiding his identity, and brutalized by the first mate and other seamen, their captain comes to his aid. Her identity, and gender, are a surprise, and his physical reaction to her makes him nearly forget his need to escape, and return to his clan.

When kidnapped from her shipbuilding business in modern day Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the last place Blair MacIan figured to end up, was at the helm of a pirate ship in 1603 Scotland. With her abusive husband dead, and the ship, the crew, and their people under her care, the last thing she needed was to fish a naked man from the sea. His ravaged face and ragged sandy hair could not detract from his magnificence, and she sensed in him, a means for her own escape.