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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2016 by Romancing the Darkside Reviews and Promotions

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Drakkar ~ Beyond the Lie

Book three

Dark Order of the Dragon Series

Author : Sandra Bischoff

Genre : Paranormal / Fantasy

 

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~ Blurb ~

Drakkar Dragoni, the only son of Princess Absinthe Dragoni, always believed what his mother told him. Humans were nothing more than cattle, raised to nourish their kind and her half brother, Jared Bonatelli, stole from her a kingdom that was rightfully hers. He vowed to right this wrong even if it meant Jared dies by his hand.

But what if none of it was true?
What if it was all…. A LIE?

Who can he turn to?
Who can he trust to help him make things right again?

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~ Excerpt ~

From the edge of the clearing a dark figure lurked among the shadows. Weaving between the trees, the uninvited guest tried to get as close as he could to the soft music and candle lit tent behind the grand blue Victorian mansion. Muffled conversation and laughter drifted in his direction on the crisp February breeze.

Something inside him ached to be a part of it. To slip inside the tent and watch the celebration up close and personal. He’d never known true happiness. Never witnessed the purest form of love these people were now basking in. What he wouldn’t give to feel it for himself, just once.

Yeah, sure, and pigs will one day sprout wings and fly away.

A vibration in his back pocket stopped him in his tracks. Drakkar pulled his cellphone out glancing at the screen. Narrowing his eyes at the caller’s name, he debated about answering it. What was the worst that could happen? With any luck ignoring her would have him thrown out on the street in no time. In fact that was the lesser of two evils.

Swiping his thumb across the screen he closed his eyes readying for the rant that was about to come. All it took was a split second. His mother’s shriek made his ears bleed.

“Drakkar! Where the hell have you been? I’ve been trying to call you for hours.” Absinthe’s voice was hard and cold. It resembled nothing a mother worried about her only son’s whereabouts would sound like.

“I was in class. What do you want?” He snarled back at her. It was all a lie but she had no clue. Absinthe only cared about herself.

“That’s no way to address me, Drakaar. You forget I can have your pathetic existence squashed at any moment.” She threatened.

“So you keep reminding me.” It was getting to the point where he wished she would make good on her threat. At least then he could be free of her. Counting to ten he relaxed slightly. “Was there something you needed?” Mommy Dearest.

“Much better.” She purred making his skin crawl. “I need you to come directly home after school gets out. Something has come up.”

Oh for the love of…

Drakaar strained his neck to see two people sneaking out of the tent. The wolf and his bride made a quick check of their surroundings before disappearing through glass French doors. His sensitive hearing caught the sweet sound of her voice just as she whispered her love to him. With a growl the wolf kicked the door shut. The silhouette of the groom carrying his bride across the room vanished around a corner inside the house. The reflected glow from Drake’s eyes dimmed against the bark of the tree he hid behind.

“Drakaar?” Absinthe’s voice broke his concentration.

Gritting his teeth, he shrugged off the invisible hand he knew she would have placed on his shoulder. “What?”

“I said I need you home. Are you well? You don’t sound like yourself.”

He wasn’t fooled by the concern in her voice. Absinthe could care less if something was bothering him. The only reason she might even give it a second thought was if the issue interfered with her plans. Gods forbid he might be feeling, worrying or even needing something. If it didn’t concern her, his mother didn’t want to be bothered.

Glancing back toward the large white tent, Drakkar noticed people starting to leave. He shrunk back into the brush allowing the branches to swallow him. “Fine. I’ll be there.”

“Excellent. Do try to not be late.” And then the Poison Princess was gone.

“Thanks for small favors.” He whispered.

There was no point in telling her he cut out early to spy on the wedding. It would only piss her off and that was something he could do without. Ever since Bonatelli reared his ugly head, his mother did a complete one eighty on him. He used to actually believe Absinthe loved him. Now, he caught her looking at him with disgust. Even when she spoke to him it was infused with venom half of the time.

Yet, as he sat in the weeds watching the way her enemies interacted and spoke to each other, it was evident what he endured was not normal. Bonatelli and his cohorts did not seem to be the monsters Absinthe painted them to be. He actually treated everyone he met with a loving respect, especially his very pregnant wife. There was no mistaking what he saw between Jared and his soon to be Queen, unconditional -I’d die to protect you- love.

When had Absinthe ever treated him that way? The answer -never.

Drakkar slipped his phone in the side pocket of the backpack resting beside him before swinging it over his shoulder. A slight tingle on the back of his neck hinted sunrise was coming soon. If he sat here wishing on fairytales much longer, his mother’s wrath would be the least of his problems.

He was just about to turn and leave when the scent of strawberries hit him. Inhaling deeply, Drakkar looked toward the tent. A couple emerged accompanied by a black haired girl roughly his age. The scent grew stronger when the girl’s toffee colored eyes gazed in his direction. He couldn’t move. Just one look from her and he was paralyzed.

Drake’s gums began to throb painfully. He covered his mouth just as his fangs began to descend in his mouth and ducked deeper into the brush. The way his body reacted to the human confused him. He’d been around his mother’s human servants all of his life and he never had the urge to claim any of them. He did feed from them on occasion but this was different. Something inside him wanted her as his.

 

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~ About the Author ~

 

Sandra Bischoff lives in the historic town of Cornwall, NY with her extremely patient husband and teenage son, she affectionately calls the Demon. She is a Pharmacist by profession but found her true calling in a simple twist of fate. A friend approached her to write in a forum on a popular networking website. Over the next five years her passion had found its niche. She went on to compose a few poems and short stories which she would post on her homepage at the same networking site.

Her debut novel, Beyond the Sun was published April 2013 by Bayou Brew Publishing. She recently was named to Amazon’s best seller list in the Fantasy/Epic category. Sandra’s second book in this series entitled Beyond Time was released earlier this spring in time for the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans where she was a featured author at the Book Fair.

She has since left Bayou Brew Publishing to embark on the next chapter of her writing career, Independent Publishing. As of this time she has re-released both books in e-book and paperback formats. They can be found on Amazon.com.

 

~ Other books by Sandra Bischoff ~

 

Beyond the Sun   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OTRRM2Y

Beyond Time           https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PKV8P8I

Release Day BLAST : Jamison by Niquel

Posted in Uncategorized on September 21, 2016 by Romancing the Darkside Reviews and Promotions
Title: Jamison
Series: Spasm Rockers #1
Author: Niquel
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Some people call it puppy love,

 

But I know the truth.

 

Even though we were kids, too young to know better,
I knew.
I was absolutely head-over-heels in love with Cody Jamison.
There wasn’t a moment in my life that he wasn’t a part of.
There wasn’t a part of me that didn’t belong to him.
And just as I was about to tell him…
He left.
Left town.
Left me.
Shattering my heart into pieces.
But now, he’s back.
Just like that.
But, we’re no longer those bright-eyed little kids we once were.
He just re-emerged,
Claiming a spot as the lead guitarist in my brother’s band,
As if nothing ever changed.
But it did.
Everything’s different now.
And I won’t let this asshole strum his way back in,
Reclaiming my heart,
Not without an explanation.
He’s going to have to work for it,
For me.
Cody Jamison can’t have me,
Until I have the truth.




“Oh my!!! This book was amazing.” ~Paula, 5 Star Goodreads Review


“This book will take you on an awesome roller coaster of emotions from the very beginning to the last page.” ~Victoria, 5 Star Goodreads Review


“This is my first book by author Niquel, but it definitely will not be my last! I absolutely loved the story of Cody (CJ) and Shannon!” ~Penny, 5 Star Goodreads Review

“Oh my God, Shan, quit being a wuss!”


“I can’t, it’s too high!” I yelled down at my brother, who was safe on the ground. I don’t know why I let him talk me in to doing stupid things like this.

“C’mon, Shanny, just put your foot in the holes and jump when you get to the last one,” CJ egged on.

Anytime he was around and asked me to do something, the fear inside of me went away. “Okay.”

One.
Two.
Three.
“Ouch!”

“Holy crap, are you all right?” My brother asked, as the sky spun behind his and CJ’s heads.
“My head hurts really bad.”

“Dang, I’ll go and get Mom. Can you stay with her, CJ?” He nodded his head, and then helped me sit up. He kept looking at me funny with his eyes; eyes that were the color of chocolate. 
“Why are you looking at me like that?”

“I was looking at the small dots across your face. What are they?”
I placed my hands over my face, and rubbed my cheeks, wishing they would come off. “My mommy calls them ‘freckles’ and I hate them.”
“Why?”
“Because people are always teasing me about them. Mom said I got them from being in the sun too much.” 
“So let’s call them sun kisses! The sun loved your face so much, it left little kisses behind.”
I giggled so hard, that it made my head hurt more. CJ was almost thirteen, like my older brother, but he made me feel fuzzy inside.
Niquel is a self diagnosed coffee addict, lover of rice and beans, and chocolate—preferably not all together. She’s the creator of multiple stories full of love, passion, and power. She may toss in a ghost story every once in a while.

When she’s not busy taking care of her two little girls, she’s writing or creating graphics or you can find her binge watching TV with her significant other. 

Boston born and raised, she’s always been a creative soul: attending multiple colleges to develop her love of the visual arts.


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Whispering Wind Trilogy by Amanda Kay

Posted in Uncategorized on September 20, 2016 by Romancing the Darkside Reviews and Promotions
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Warning: This books deal with a lesbian romance, Drug and Alcohol use, plus some hot button political issues. It contains explicit language and sexual content and not meant for anyone under 18.
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Leona Kane spent her whole life in a dark cloud. Growing up in a small town, she was often afraid to show her true colors. Afraid to let people into a world she wanted to keep to herself. When she was five, she lost her best friend and that shattered her. No one understood her and everyone had questioned her when she flat out refused the idea of marriage to local hero Carson Stone.
The only person who ever knew the truth about Leona was Kamila Nox, her best friend since she had been a little girl. Kamila listened to Leona when she needed an ear and she provided her with a warmth no man ever could. Leona dated, but Kamila was always on her mind. She could share Kamila with no one though, because well…
Kamila was dead and the town had long moved past her untimely death.
That wasn’t going to stop Leona though. She was nearing thirty and her secrets were about to be revealed. One step forward and a hundred steps back was likely, but nothing would stop her. She’d be with Kamila, everyone else be damned.

💫Whispering Wind💫

Stone

 

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Warning: This book contains explicit language and sexual content and not meant for anyone under EIGHTEEN.
Life after Leona Kane was something Carson Stone never expected to deal with. She captured his heart. She captured his soul. She shoved him away and when she finally let him back in, there was love, but not LOVE. Now, trying to move on with his life since her death, he finally understands what life was like for her after Kamila’s passing. Carson Stone will find a way. With Leona’s and Kamila’s help, he will survive. Life is moving forward, he’s in a good place finally and that is when she crawls back into his world. That is when Abbey Marks changes everything.
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Wind Storm

 

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Warning: This book contains explicit language and sexual content (F/F/M Romance) and not meant for anyone under EIGHTEEN.
Grace Kane Stone has been surrounded by death her whole life. It has never bothered her and has made her stronger. She hears the whispers, but turns the other way. When she is thirteen, her mother, Leona, brings to her Mora, a lost soul looking for a purpose. At fifteen, Easton Patterson strolls into town and takes one look at Grace and decides she’s it for him. Grace, however, isn’t normal and her heart is torn in two. If Easton wants her, he has to want Mora too. The talk gets louder, the storm is coming. The question weighing on Grace’s mind and heart now is…Can Easton handle the storm?
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💫Wind Storm💫

🌹Love. Acceptance. Fear.🌹

In a world where we are constantly judged, how you rise up defines you. The GOSSIP is just that. Stay true to your heart. Learn from your mistakes, and strive everyday to be the best person you can be.
The #WindTrilogy a Paranormal Romance Series puts this front and center. In Whispering Wind #FemaleFemale We meet Leona and follow her on the journey to find herself and accept all that she is. Stone #MaleFemale follows Carson as he struggles to save everyone but his own heart. Wind Storm, the conclusion of the trilogy #FemaleFemaleMale we watch Grace handle the gossip when it’s closest to home.
 
Series Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/2yv_dGI9GHw

PreRelease Blitz for Jamison by Niquel

Posted in Uncategorized on September 14, 2016 by Romancing the Darkside Reviews and Promotions
Title: Jamison
Series: Spasm Rockers #1
Author: Niquel
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: September 21, 2016


Some people call it puppy love,

 

But I know the truth.

 

Even though we were kids, too young to know better,
I knew.
I was absolutely head-over-heels in love with Cody Jamison.
There wasn’t a moment in my life that he wasn’t a part of.
There wasn’t a part of me that didn’t belong to him.
And just as I was about to tell him…
He left.
Left town.
Left me.
Shattering my heart into pieces.
But now, he’s back.
Just like that.
But, we’re no longer those bright-eyed little kids we once were.
He just re-emerged,
Claiming a spot as the lead guitarist in my brother’s band,
As if nothing ever changed.
But it did.
Everything’s different now.
And I won’t let this asshole strum his way back in,
Reclaiming my heart,
Not without an explanation.
He’s going to have to work for it,
For me.
Cody Jamison can’t have me,
Until I have the truth.

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CJ led me down the spiral staircase and back onto the first floor. We found a room down the hall that was away from all the noise and not nearly as crowded. It felt more private and comfortable. There was a small bar in the back of the room and CJ sat me down on the plush couch as he went over and ordered our drinks. Things were getting a little hazy and I hoped I didn’t embarrass myself again by drinking too much.
As he strode back to me, heat flared from in between my thighs. It’d been a while since I’d had sex and my body was quickly reminding me of the deep attraction I had to Cody Jamison. He shot me his infamous smirk and I almost melted on the spot.
“Someone will be over with our drinks shortly. So what did you really think about the performance tonight?” He inched closer to me on the couch and his fingers lightly brushed the hem of my dress.
“Um, it was really good. I love when Alexis leads, especially with something as powerful as “Liar.” It really touches a spot deep down in my soul, makes me feel invincible.”
“Good to know. Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret, we’ve written three more songs and I hope you can come to our practice tomorrow at Reg’s so you can hear them and give me your honest opinion. You keep shit real with me, Shan. I really appreciate that about you.”
Omg he wants to know what I think about his music? I think the alcohol in my system was causing my brain to malfunction and overreact.“Well, I like things about you too; just wish I could get to know you better. Get to know this CJ.” Crap, did I just say that out loud?
“Here are your drinks, sir.” The waiter handed CJ a glass of amber liquid, whiskey I assume, and handed me a fruity frozen drink with a purple umbrella and a fruit kabob. I took a sip and it tasted like paradise. I tried to inhale it and a pain struck me in the head.
“Owwwwww!”
“Slow down, killer. You’re not invincible to brain freeze.” He laughed. His voice was raspy and deep. I wish his laugh would never stop.
I rubbed my temples for a moment, and then slowly sipped paradise again. I uncrossed my legs, then slowly re-crossed them, as he watched my every move. “Shannon, I’m not gonna beat around the fucking bush. I want you. There are things I’d like to do to you, that you probably wouldn’t be able to handle.”
In shock, I slouched back on the couch, mouth agape, trying to find the words to say, but I froze. He slid closer to me and ran his fingers over my thighs, discreetly lifting the cotton material as he bunched it up on my lap. His fingers grazed the inside of my thigh, and then swiped across the lace material covering my mound and I suddenly tensed. “CJ—”
“Tell me no, and I’ll stop, Shannon.” His eyes darkened with desire as he carefully searched mine for a response. “Good, don’t move.”
Niquel is a self diagnosed coffee addict, lover of rice and beans, and chocolate—preferably not all together. She’s the creator of multiple stories full of love, passion, and power. She may toss in a ghost story every once in a while.

When she’s not busy taking care of her two little girls, she’s writing or creating graphics or you can find her binge watching TV with her significant other. 

Boston born and raised, she’s always been a creative soul: attending multiple colleges to develop her love of the visual arts.


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Cover Reveal for Being Me by Tricia Copeland

Posted in Uncategorized on September 7, 2016 by Romancing the Darkside Reviews and Promotions

 “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”

-The Great Gatsby

In attempt to manage her rage and shame after a violent assault, Amanda loses touch with reality. Her spiraling physical state forces her to act or die. But to face her demons, she must revisit the emotions she hid from in the first place. Still unsure of what life she wants, but determined to pick up the pieces, she seeks out the right path. Can she mend broken bonds with her friends and family? Will her epic love survive? Find out in this roller coaster finale of the Being Me series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives in Colorado with her husband, three kids, and multiple four legged and finned friends. Drops of Sunshine is her first young adult and paranormal work. First published in Spellbound, a YA paranormal novella collection, it has already received great reviews. Tricia’s clean new adult Being Me series includes the titles Is This Me?If I Could FlyThink You Know Me and Being Me. If not on the trail, you can find Tricia at triciacopeland.com or on many social media channels.


 

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Cover Reveal : Jamison by Niquel

Posted in Uncategorized on September 2, 2016 by Romancing the Darkside Reviews and Promotions
Title: Jamison
Series: Spasm Rockers #1
Author: Niquel
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Some people call it puppy love,

 

But I know the truth.

 

Even though we were kids, too young to know better,
I knew.
I was absolutely head-over-heels in love with Cody Jamison.
There wasn’t a moment in my life that he wasn’t a part of.
There wasn’t a part of me that didn’t belong to him.
And just as I was about to tell him…
He left.
Left town.
Left me.
Shattering my heart into pieces.
But now, he’s back.
Just like that.
But, we’re no longer those bright-eyed little kids we once were.
He just re-emerged,
Claiming a spot as the lead guitarist in my brother’s band,
As if nothing ever changed.
But it did.
Everything’s different now.
And I won’t let this asshole strum his way back in,
Reclaiming my heart,
Not without an explanation.
He’s going to have to work for it,
For me.
Cody Jamison can’t have me,
Until I have the truth.
I’d done it. I’d broken Cody Jamison. I knew since the first time that I saw him that he was special. I’d been able to unlock something from deep within him that was only for me. That shine, that luster, and now it’s gone.  And I don’t think I’ll ever get it back.
He ran his hands through his hair, his brown eyes full of hurt and it twisted my insides knowing that I did this to him. I caused him this unnecessary pain. And for what? Because I was a coward, a scared little girl that let her potential dream job hurt the person I’ve loved since I was nine years old.
I stepped forward, reaching for his hand, but he pushed it away. “Don’t. You don’t get to fucking touch me anymore.”

I felt hot tears building in the corners of my eyes, the water sliding down my cheek, searing my soul. What have I done?

 

Niquel is a self diagnosed coffee addict, lover of rice and beans, and chocolate—preferably not all together. She’s the creator of multiple stories full of love, passion, and power. She may toss in a ghost story every once in a while.

When she’s not busy taking care of her two little girls, she’s writing or creating graphics or you can find her binge watching TV with her significant other. 

Boston born and raised, she’s always been a creative soul: attending multiple colleges to develop her love of the visual arts.


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Release Day Blitz for Friction by Casey L. Bond

Posted in Uncategorized on August 11, 2016 by Romancing the Darkside Reviews and Promotions
Title: Friction (Frenzy, #4)
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Paranormal
Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling
Model: Daniel Wells
Cover Photography: Cassy Roop of Pink Ink Designs
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
A cure has been found for both the Infection and Vampirism, and Porschia Grant must take this news out of the colony. Between her friends volunteering to go with her and a well-planned route, the first journey should be easy. But when they make it to Mountainside, things are strange. The people are frightened of female night-walkers and won’t say why.
When the excursion takes a wrong turn, Porschia’s friends make a decision that will impact the rest of their lives. They expect to save Porschia from the evil contained in The Manor; they don’t expect to have to save her from herself.
When everything goes wrong, who will be left to pick up the pieces and save Ford from a threat no one could have seen coming?
What will happen when they risk everything to save one?
Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.

You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links: 

Buy Links:
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Frantic: http://amzn.to/29P9cGp
Frequency: http://amzn.to/29VpTxG