Friday, March 29, 2013

Bump in the Night Bloghop--Win Some BIG Prizes!

And so you've come to me, my little pretties...(cue evil music). 

What is it about the paranormal that lends itself to romance? Alpha heroes, intrigue, danger, scares? The heightened sense of awareness that not all is as it should be? 

I don't know, but I do know that I LOVE the genre. Paranormal romance. Throw in "erotic" to the mix and I'm hooked. 

I've written about shapeshifters, supersoldiers, psychics, vampires, and dragons. The rougher the cast of characters, the more fun I have making them fight, then gradually fall in love with one another. 

Take for example, Circe's Recruits: Roane, the first in a series of shapeshifting supersoldiers about characters who are anything but normal:

   Zack nodded and reached for his cell phone.
   As they merged onto the Parkway, Roane thought about the woman they’d just saved. He stared at his arms. She’d raked him with inch-long claws. But despite the low growl when she’d been threatened, he had the impression she’d wanted more to escape than to harm. Interesting qualities for a lab rat. All of the former patients from the project were psychotic, Circs with no conscience who preyed on the weak. Caitlyn was the first they’d found who seemed fairly normal. Until her untimely change. 
   Normal. He scowled, wishing he could banish the picture of her voluptuous body from his mind. Her sheer, white cotton shirt had done nothing to mask the perfection straining beneath. Instead, with her every effort to be free, the shirt had either molded to the fullness of her breasts or slid open to accent the slick valley between those bountiful mounds. God help him, but Roane had zeroed in on the heat of her hard nipples as they raked across his chest with more force than her damned claws.
   “Doc’s standing by.”
   He nodded to Zack and blatantly stared at the speedometer, causing Ace to swear under his breath and slow down. A low, sudden groan captured everyone’s attention from the back.
   “She shouldn’t be doing that, should she?” Derrick asked, shifting in his seat. “The dart should have put her down for another few hours, at least. The ones the PPA use normally do.”
Roane narrowed his gaze when he realized the rest of his men were squirming as well. He took a breath and froze as his dick swelled to a massive erection.
   “Shit, she’s in heat.”

The guys are dealing with a shapeshifter new to change. She's sexy, animalistic, and the danger and sexual tension amps tenfold because she's Circ (shapeshifter). A human waking up in the car with five dudes would be freaked out, but she wouldn't put her kidnappers on sexual alert by sending them into a mating frenzy. See? Look at all the fun those contemporary stories are missing. *grin*

So what's your favorite type of paranormal romance? Psychic? Shifter? Vampire? Etc...  Simply comment on my post, then go to the other links (listed below) and comment there to enter to win. One winner will receive all FIVE PRIZES. But you have to comment everywhere to enter to win.

From me: $15 Amazon gift certificate as well as any 2 of my backlist in ebook format, winner's choice.
Carrie Ann Ryan:  eARC of Her Warriors' Three Wishes (Dante's Circle 2), Special Swag Pack, $15 Starbucks Gift Card
Gabrielle Bisset:A signed copy of one of the Sons of Navarus series books: Blood Avenged, Blood Betrayed, Blood Spirit, or even the upcoming Blood Prophecy (which will be released in print in early May 2013), Sons of Navarus swag, and a handmade Sons book thong featuring one of the four Sons of Navarus books
Lia Davis: a copy of Winter Eve, Ashwood Falls prequel, $10 Amazon or B&N GC (winner's choice) and a swag pack
Ranae Rose: A signed paperback paranormal romance and a $10 Starbucks gift card

Good luck, and don't forget to visit these authors to enter to win...


bn100 said...

Nice excerpt. Thanks for participating.

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

rubyswan said...

yummeeeee:D! thanQ

abuchner said...

Wow what a neat webpage I'm going to have to try out your reads. I have one "Work Out" That is on my TBR list

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Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the excerpt! I am looking forward to reading this book.

Anne said...

It used to be vampires, but I've shifted over to shifters being my favorite. I think the fact that they're warm makes them more appealing.

Kimberly Brooks said...

Loved the excerpt. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop.

lagina reese said...

I still like my vamps but little by little the shifters are taking over my TBR thanks for the giveaway.

Angela Love said...

My favorites being I just started reading them are shifters and Vampires....I'm sure the more I get into the genre I will expand into the others...

Margie subia said...

I love all kinds of the genre,vampires, shapeshifter etc. this is such a great blog hop because love all the author's here, and I did love your circ books but need to finish with them almost though lol. had to get the order right that what was taking so long but got it now

Mel Bourn said...

Great blog hop with awesome authors! As for my favorite para...I love them all. I started with shifters so I am a bit biased there, but have grown to love the vamps (not sparkly ones).
bournmelissa @ hotmail . com

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Really loved the excerpt. I am looking forward to reading your books. Thanks for the contest.
koonie2888 at yahoo

Nadene Reynolds said...


Sydney said...

My fav type has to be Vampires,Vampires and a little bit of shifters,and all types of paranormals thrown here and there.
Got to be fair to all :)
Must say that you have zerord in on a new concept where multiple men are placed in a situation with a single female.and their dynamics with each other.this is definetely interesting to say the least :)
Thank you for being a part of the blog hop and for the awesome giveaway!
Best Wishes,
sydney W

Shannon R said...

I guess I would say psychic since then you have all the addition internal monolouge to help tell the story

fencingromein at hotmail dot com

susanmp said...

Loved the excerpt!

susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

Kris Lowe said...

And that excerpt led to more books on my TBR list! Looking foward to my vacation when I can actually read a few hot paranormal stories.


Jeanette Platt said...

I don't think i can ever pick.. I love shifters,vampires and "others"... I think it all depends on the author... I like certain characters better in different books... For example Sherrilyn Kenyon has a huge mix of characters in her darkhunter series... I love Ash, Talon, Fang, and Simi, i couldn't pick what i like better Darkhunter, Shifter or Thanks for the great excerpt and for being part of this Bump in the Night.

crystalg123 said...

I am definitely a "Vampire" lover by far however I do like lots of other paranormal such as shifters, demons, angels, warlocks, etc....but my first love has always and will always remain my Alpha Vamps :)

Crystal Guidroz

Nay Nay said...

Wow. I’ve been waiting for this one to start. I love your books. Here are just a few of my favorite PNR's: They are in no particular order. :)

Marie Harte: Firebreather/Cougar Falls
Lia Davis: Ashwood Falls
Ranae Rose: Half Moon Shifters
Carrie Ann Ryan: Redwood Pack
Gabrielle Bissett: Sons of Navarus
Christine Warren: The Others
Shelly Laurenston: The Pack/Pride
G. A. Aiken: The Dragon Kin
Bianca D'Arc: Dragon Knights
Eve Langlais: Freakin'
Jet Mykles: Leashed
Laurann Dohner: New Species
Lora Leigh: Breeds
Vivian Arend: Granit Lake Wolves
Patricia Briggs: Mercy Thompson
Zena Wynn : True Mates

.........and many more LOL

Can you tell I like shifter's? :)

Thanks for doing this hop.
reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

laurie said...

The book sounds intriguing. Thanks for participating.

Carol L. said...

Love Vamps, shifters and Fallen Angels. This excerpt definitely has the potential and need for me to keep reading. It's on my TRL . Thanks so much for being part of the blog Hop.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Lori Cameron said...

Can't wait to read. I love Vampires and Shifters all. Thank you for a chance to check out your books.

Sharon Stogner said...

definitely shifters. I like a man with an inner beast and growls or purrs, but I think I like growling best ;)
sstogner1 at gmail dot com

Theresa Esterline said...

Thanks for this new hop! I have many books from the authors on this hop! I'm reading Lia's now! Happy Easter!

Suzie said...

Thanks for the excerpt! Love your books looking forward to reading the whole novel


Taryn Blackthorne said...

and since I love shifters, now I have to go see about ROANE...I'm all upset about it too:)

jmcgaugh said...

Vampires are my favorites, though I'm pretty fond of shifters, too.
jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

bookangel said...

Thanks for the fun hop look forward to reading books from all of the authors Currently reading Carrie Ann Ryan's Dust of My Wings to be followed by Her Warriors' Three Wishes.
alds830 at yahoo dot com

lorimeehan said...

Wolves are my fav shifters.
Fav series: Lora Leigh's Breeds
This is a great blog hope and this book sounds good a definitely must read.
Lorimeehan 1 @

Sharonda SexxyBlogger said...

I have to admit that I'm a vamp girl. I love vampires...the dark and sexxy ones :)

thanks so much for the giveaway!


Laurie Peterson said...

Love Nay Nay's list, matches mine. But I love all of your series, not just the shifter ones.

Thanks Marie

goaliemom0049 (at)

Jerri Mooring said...

gosh thats a hard question...I love them all...I flip back and forth between vamps and were's...There all sexy sooo...I cant

Tawania said...

I'm a fan of all your books.. I love shifters, vamps, and psychics.. It's hard to choose, but I will have to say psychics are my favorites. I love the thought of being able to do things with my mind... On the other hand, living forever sounds appealing too. I'm a science fiction freak, I was born in the wrong time. I would love to see the future, space travel, other worlds, and new technology are fascinating to me.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

magic5905 said...

Love paranormal romance. Thanks.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

emmad said...

Hmm favourite type of paranamoral romance. Thats a bit hard actually. Probably shifters over vampires but also like those that have the fae in them as well

tracie2667 said...

For me its witches or shifters

Loved the except thanks

Julianne Keller said...

Hmmmm, a sexy vampire can go bump in the night in my room anytime. :)
Paranormal is one of my favorite genres. Thanks for a chance to win.

luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Allyson said...

I loved the post and excerpt! I love paranormal romance...Now as to what kind that's! I love Vampires, Shifters, and Psychics...Witches are great to read about! As for Male Vampires, Shifters and Psychics they are normally sexy alpha males that make a great book! My favorite Witches are probably Earth Witches...I love how they control and feed from the Earth!
Love your books Marie! Happy Easter!

Meghan said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm just hopping on by!
mestith at gmail dot com

celina k said...

I love all of it, but I have to say my favorite paranormal theme is psychic powers or other abilities that nobody can see. Time travel is cool if done right, or unexplainable events that occur in the story.

dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

seelk said...

My first love was vampire 20 odd years ago, but since I read more in the genre and shifters are my fave now. But I'll read any.

seelk67 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow! To be honest, I haven't read very many shapeshifter stories, but after reading this blog post and excerpt, I'm ready to dive in head first. :) Added the book to my "To-Read" list already and can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

Thanks for hosting the blog hop and providing the opportunity to win prizes!

cheryl kay
ckpoisonedrose AT gmail DOT com

Susan W said...

Shifters are my favorite. Your Circe's Recruits are my favorites. I actually got my cousin hooked on shifters by gifting her Roane's book.

Kaci Verdun said...

Vampires and immortals (dark hunter series!)Thanks for the chance to win!
kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

Eva's Flowers said...

Sounds like an awesome story I want to read, will be adding it to my wishlist :)


kazza16 said...

What a fabulous author you are Marie. I haven't read Roane's book yet, even though I have the series, but I'm getting there. Finally read The Storm Lords last month and they were amazing. If that was your first series, I'm very excited to read all your other ones that I own.