#Top10Tuesday – Books That Blew Me Away!

Happy Tuesday, Book Lovers!

Today I am sharing a list of books and book series that recently BLEW ME AWAY!

  1. The Others by Anne Bishop

 

 

 

 

 

Holy moly! This series is INCREDIBLE! I basically read it in a week and fell completely in love with the world and the characters. I have never read anything like it!

 

2. Shadow Rider and Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan

I NEED book #3! I am more than a little desperate for it. I adore this family and their unique gift. Sexy and dark men and the mysterious and strong women who love them. It’s just fabulous!

 

 

3. Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

No news here! I have made no secret of my love for Nalini Singh and I adore this new arch in her Psy/Changeling series. The bears are a lot of fun. I miss the edge the wolves and leopards have just a little bit, but I’ve already read this twice and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle

Sexy man who’s also a cop? Sign me up! Sexy man with a cute dog? Sign me up twice! Sexy man, cute dog, and a fabulous woman in a unique situation? Oh yes, I’m in:).

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. White Hot by Ilona Andrews

It has been a few years since Burn for Me, but White Hot was just as good! Great urban fantasy with a very sexy vibe. Luckily #3 is only a few weeks away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Worth the Wait by Lori Foster

Lori Foster is a genius! I have yet to find a book by her that I don’t like:D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker

This was my first but definitely won’t be my last K.A. Tucker. Until It Fades is a beautifully written romance with the perfect slow burn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis

I love the Heartbreaker Bay series and finally getting to Elle and Archer’s story was just so much fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. After the Dark by Cynthia Eden

Neat premise to have a profiler who has personal connection to a serial killer. The story was super twisty and unexpected and I really enjoyed the psychology added in between. Strong characters and a great start to the series, which had me reading until 2am.

 

 

 

 

 

10. The Billionaires by Calista Fox

I love a great menage and Billionaire’s had me from page one. I’m not usually a fan of second chance romance, but this one had just the right balance of hot and emotional!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anything you’ve read that blew your mind recently?

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#Top10Tuesday – 2017’s Most Anticipated Romances

Happy #Top10Tuesday!

I am sharing ten of the books releasing this year that I can’t wait to get my hands on!

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  1. Revenge (Lawless #3) by Lexi Blake

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OMG! Have you read Ruthless and Satisfaction?! Ruthless was my #1 Romance Read of 2016. If you haven’t tried them yet race to your computer or your nearest store and grab a copy. Just make sure you have uninterrupted reading time because you won’t be able to stop!

I cannot wait to read Drew’s story and I trust Lexi Blake implicitly that she will deliver. Super-sexy billionaire meets sassy reporter. Add revenge and scorching chemistry and it’s going to be amazing!

Coming June 20, 2017.

 

2. Ride Rough (Raven Riders #2) by Laura Kaye

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I adored the first book in this series and am dying to discover what happens next!

Coming April 25, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Twist (Dive Bar #2) Kylie Scott

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Holy moly, have you ever tried one of her books? I fell in love with Dirty (Dive Bar #1) 3 pages in! I have never laughed as hard or been so surprised by a story before. I promptly went back and read the Stage Dive quartet and then re-read Dirty. Sexy and funny, the perfect combination.

Coming April 11, 2017.

 

 

 

4. Worth the Wait (Guthrie Brothers #2) by Lori Foster

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I utterly adore Lori Foster’s books! I can’t tell you why I fell so hard for the Guthrie Brothers, but I did and I am desperately waiting for July to get here!

Coming July 25, 2017.

 

 

 

 

5. For His Eyes Only (Masters & Mercenaries #13) by Lexi Blake
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I have not been sleeping this last week and I totally and completely blame Lexi Blake for this as I have been binge reading the Masters & Mercenaries series! I am now completely caught up (after two or three going to bed at 4am nights).

This series is the perfect mixture of suspense and sexy. Intrigues, lies, suspense, combines with flaming chemistry, BDSM, and loving D/s relationships, you’ll be hooked!

Coming February 28, 2017.

 

 

6. Hard Justice (Body Armour #2) by Lori Foster

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I adore Lori Foster’s books and Under Pressure started the new series off on a high note. I can’t wait to learn more about Justice and find out what adventures he’s planning.

Coming April 1, 2017

 

 

 

 

7. Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1) by Nalini Singh

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A new book by Nalini Singh?! Sign me up. A brand new start to a new story arch?! Heck, yes!!!

If you’ve never tried her before and are a little intimidated by the 15 books in the series, this is the perfect introduction.

Coming June 15, 2017.

 

 

 

8. Bound Together by Christine Feehan

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The final book in the Sisters of the Heart series! The final book! I can’t wait!

Coming March 21, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Brighter than the Sun (KGI #11) by Maya Banks

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I love the Kelly brothers and this hints at a little bit more face time with Rusty. I am curious about her and can’t wait for her story. Oh, and I love to find out how the last brother finds love;).

Coming March 7, 2017.

 

 

 

 

10. Under Fire (Love Over Duty #1) by Scarlett Cole

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This is a brand new series by an author I quite enjoyed. It’s romantic suspense, so I’m excited to give it a go.

Coming August 1, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

What are some of your most anticipate reads for 2017?

#Top10Tuesday-Favourite Romances of 2016

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2016 was a great year for reading! It took quite a bit of internal fighting for me to narrow it down to my Top 10, but here you are:

  1. Ruthless by Lexi Blake
  2. Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster
  3. Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh
  4. Roadside Assistance by Marie Harte
  5. Shadow Rider by Christine Feehan
  6. Kept by Maya Banks
  7. Dirty by Kylie Scott
  8. The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
  9. Ride Hard by Laura Kaye
  10. Looking Inside by Beth Kery

What were your favourite reads of last year?

If you’re curious why I enjoyed these books you can check out #tinastop10romancesof2016 on Instagram or follow me on RECO as @TinaE.

#SexySaturday – The Cover Edition

I’m over at the Nice Girls Writing Naughty sharing some of my favourite sexy covers:D.

What are some of your favourite sexy covers?

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Teaser Tuesday – Shadow Codex

I’m over at the Nice Girls Writing Naughty sharing a snippet from Shadow Codex. Come on over!

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Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my latest Shadow Codex. Last time we discovered Caleigh was just a little bit gummed by the fact that saving the world meant she missed her book club and thereby one of the few opportunities to spend time with sexy Sawyer. But maybe he is much closer than she thinks…

Steps sounded behind her. She turned around with a smile that died away rather quickly. Kind of hard to smile when your jaw was busy touching the floor. “Sawyer? What are you doing here?”

His eyes widened for a second, but he was much better at catching himself. “Caleigh, what a delight. To answer your question, I am here to see a man about a book.”

She pressed her lips together, struggling to find her brain—why did he have to look so sexy in one of his great suits? He could give Daniel Craig a run for his money.

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One witch. One shifter. One angry god hell-bent on the destruction of the world.

Witch Caleigh hunts for the Shadow Codex. She has seven days to unearth it and learn the spell to banish a god before he can do the wipe out the world thing. She didn’t anticipate being joined by sexy Sawyer, the man she’s had a crush on for months. After having suffered devastating loss she’s no longer willing to risk her heart, so a crush is all it can be.

Sawyer has one goal: fulfil his duty as alpha and protect his pack at all cost. Being sidetracked by luscious Caleigh wasn’t part of the plan. When he discovers they are after the same book he’s happy to savor every moment with her. That is all he can do. Because bringing a human into a world where physical prowess is everything would kill her.

The chemistry between them grows explosive until danger catapults them over the edge. Caleigh has to decide how much she’s willing to risk. Sawyer needs to determine if his pack is all that matters. When danger closes in it may be easier to banish a god than to face their inner demons.

Things have been a bit crazy for me. A couple of weeks ago I was at the Romantic Times Convention in Las Vegas. It was absolutely amazing. Coming back I had quite a bit of catching up to do at work. And next week I’m going to be in Ottawa at Romancing the Capital. I’m incredibly excited about going as it’s one of the funnest and best conferences I’ve ever been to. If you’re in the are you should definitely come by for the Saturday Signing. It’s open to the public;).

Happy Sunday and have a fabulous and productive week!

And here are a couple of images of Sawyer’s other half:

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Romantic Times Convention 2016

I’m having a blast at the Romantic Times Convention in Las Vegas. Having never been to Vegas before it took me a day or three to get used to it;).

The first thing I did after getting here was fulfill my dream of standing where the gang from Ocean’s 11 stood at the end of the movie-the fountain at the Bellagio.

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Monday and Tuesday I spent with Cherry Adair, learning how to plot with beautifully coloured post-it notes. It’s an intriguing system and I will definitely try it.

I’ve had a chance to catch up with friends I only see at conferences and make new friends.

On Wednesday the Nice Girls Writing Naughty had our Very Merry Un-Party, which had me doing Hangman with a Naughty Twist. I had a blast and I hope the readers who stopped by did as well. I didn’t get a chance to take pictures during the event, so here is my table before and after;).

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And here are some other fun photos:

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Friday is going to be slightly insane, but I can’t wait!

Viva Las Vegas!

 

Shadow Codex Release Day!

Surprise! I have a book release today! Shadow Codex, the first book in my new paranormal romance world, releases today! I am super excited to share Caleigh and Sawyer with you.

Blurb:

One witch. One shifter. One angry god hell-bent on the destruction of the world.

Witch Caleigh hunts for the Shadow Codex. She has seven days to unearth it and learn the spell to banish a god before he can do the wipe out the world thing. She didn’t anticipate being joined by sexy Sawyer, the man she’s had a crush on for months. After having suffered devastating loss she’s no longer willing to risk her heart, so a crush is all it can be.

Sawyer has one goal: fulfil his duty as alpha and protect his pack at all cost. Being sidetracked by luscious Caleigh wasn’t part of the plan. When he discovers they are after the same book he’s happy to savor every moment with her. That is all he can do. Because bringing a human into a world where physical prowess is everything would kill her.

The chemistry between them grows explosive until danger catapults them over the edge. Caleigh has to decide how much she’s willing to risk. Sawyer needs to determine if his pack is all that matters. When danger closes in it may be easier to banish a god than to face their inner demons.

I didn’t really have much opportunity to talk about Shadow Codex in the run up to release as we did a very quick turnaround so it would be ready for RT. And now it’s here. According to friend and fabulous reader Natalie it’s #TeamSawyer Forever:).

You can buy Shadow Codex from Loose Id at the slightly discounted price of $4.49. That discount is only temporary, so make the most of it;).

Weekend Writing Warriors-Shadow Codex Snippet 3

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my upcoming release Shadow Codex, which releases next Tuesday, April 5th. Last week witch Caleigh contemplated the fact that she was on a quest to banish an angry god hell-bent on the destruction of the world and had only a measly seven days to do it. This snippet is a few paragraphs on and has just a touch of creative punctuation.

Did it make her the worst person in the world that she wasn’t that excited about this quest because it meant missing her monthly book club? She loved books and the great discussions her little group usually had, but the main reason she was bummed was that she wouldn’t sit beside yummy and delicious Sawyer for two-plus hours.

That and having him drop by the store were the highlights of her month.

Sawyer Hudson. She sighed; one of the sexiest men alive. No, halt that thought-the sexiest man alive; at least for her.

And so far out of her league he was in a different universe. But those moments when they talked books—usually disagreeing as much as possible because that was the most fun—she was in seventh heaven.

Well, not this month and if she didn’t get her act together, maybe never again.

Talk about motivation.

Here is the preliminary blurb:

One witch. One shifter. One angry god hell-bent on the destruction of the world.

Witch Caleigh hunts for the Shadow Codex. She has seven days to unearth it and learn the spell to banish a god before he can do the wipe out the world thing. She didn’t anticipate being joined by sexy Sawyer, the man she’s had a crush on for months. After having suffered devastating loss she’s no longer willing to risk her heart, so a crush is all it can be.

Sawyer has one goal: fulfil his duty as alpha and protect his pack at all cost. Being sidetracked by luscious Caleigh wasn’t part of the plan. When he discovers they are after the same book he’s happy to savor every moment with her. That is all he can do. Because bringing a human into a world where physical prowess is everything would kill her.

The chemistry between them grows explosive until danger catapults them over the edge. Caleigh has to decide how much she’s willing to risk. Sawyer needs to determine if his pack is all that matters. When danger closes in it may be easier to banish a god than to face their inner demons.

I am super excited about the release next week. I’ve seen a draft version of the cover and can’t wait to share it with you and the rest of the world. I’m neck deep in preparation for RT the week after next. I always think I know what I’m doing until I get to this point and then freak out with all the things I hadn’t thought of yet. Fingers crossed I’ll manage to tick some things off my list before I get on the plane;).

Happy Sunday and have a fabulous and productive week!

And of course I can’t leave you without a sexy shifter;).

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Shadow Codex Snippet 2

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

better-wewriwa

I’m continuing to share from my upcoming release Shadow Codex. Last week we met Caleigh, a witch on a quest for an ancient codex that is supposed to help her banish an angry god. The final line last week was about Cernnunos, the afore mentioned angry god intent on destroying the planet. “He wasn’t wrong, they had made a complete mess of the world, but sending a plague that killed its victims slowly and with torturous pain wasn’t exactly the best solution.”

Caleigh rubbed her brow. The illness stumped doctors. Panic had begun to creep into the population. Her neighbors and friends were stocking up on supplies. Online articles mentioned gun sales had doubled in the Bay Area in the last five days. And at her store customers had been buying up homesteading and survival books.

So far the outbreaks were contained in four or five major cities across most of the larger countries, but doomsday lovers were quick to point out that if no countermeasures were found, the plague would continue to spread unstoppably. Once the victims had reached a certain number, the balance would tip and humanity would die.

For once those doomsday lovers knew what they were talking about, which was why Mai, Zoe, and Caleigh had been sent on individual quests to find ways to take out the god. It was Caleigh’s job to find this codex, and she had a measly seven days.

Here is the preliminary blurb:

One witch. One shifter. One angry god hell-bent on the destruction of the world.

Witch Caleigh hunts for the Shadow Codex. She has seven days to unearth it and learn the spell to banish a god before he can do the wipe out the world thing. She didn’t anticipate being joined by sexy Sawyer, the man she’s had a crush on for months. After having suffered devastating loss she’s no longer willing to risk her heart, so a crush is all it can be.

Sawyer has one goal: fulfil his duty as alpha and protect his pack at all cost. Being sidetracked by luscious Caleigh wasn’t part of the plan. When he discovers they are after the same book he’s happy to savor every moment with her. That is all he can do. Because bringing a human into a world where physical prowess is everything would kill her.

The chemistry between them grows explosive until danger catapults them over the edge. Caleigh has to decide how much she’s willing to risk. Sawyer needs to determine if his pack is all that matters. When danger closes in it may be easier to banish a god than to face their inner demons.

I’m currently working on the next book in the series and struggled with the opening. Luckily I had dinner with two friends last night and we came up with a much better solution. Now I just need to watch some classic Hepburn/Tracy movies. Such a chore…;)

And of course I can’t leave you without a sexy shifter;).

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Happy Sunday and have a fabulous week!