Pimpin’ Special ~ Winter’s Island by @LillyMacRhine #ParanormalRomance

Today, I’m pimpin’ the lovely Lillian MacKenzie Rhine. She has penned a great read for the paranormal romance fans.

Winter’s Island by Lillian Mackenzie Rhine  


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Cay Winters is an impressionable free spirit from Los Angeles, California. Losing her mother at a very youthful age has given her a drive to live life a certain way. Her aunt Lulu and cousin Malcolm welcome her into their hearts, taking care of all of the things needed by a motherless child. Being an artist has taken her to a lot of interesting places; but when the chance to live in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands appears, she is eager to take it.

Once there, she is overwhelmed by the beauty and the mystique of the Virgin Islands. The food, the beaches, the attractions are amazing, but William Gatling is the best part. He takes on the task of teaching Cay how to love the right way. The only problem is the secret that he holds from her. A revelation that could rip her from his heart; or, worse yet, end her life.

The two lovers spend so much effort trying to fight their inner demons that they cannot see the true devils that are sitting in front of their faces. Once Cay fights her battles within, she can finally win the war outside. Once William accepts the truth, he can see the light.


As she awaited his return, she inventoried the array images contained in the camera, then a cool breeze walked up her back.

“Well, well. Hello Ms. Winters. How are we doing this grand evening?”

Startled by his voice, Cay turned to see the mocha beastly thighs of Jeremiah. Panning up, her tongue drained of all its moisture watching the huge knot form in his trunks. Shaking the curious images of his naked body from her head, Cay stood to face his thick, muscle bound chest and beefy tattoo-engrossed arms.

Clearing her throat she squeezed out, “Hi Jeremiah. Nice to see you again. Eh, its a nice night huh? Are you enjoying the festival?” She was having a difficult time finding her words considering the warnings from William were starting to do exactly what she did not want, cloud her judgments.

“It is nothing new to me. Living in Charlotte Amalie has presented me with a lot of fresh new faces many of days. So I tend to not pay much attention to these little parties. But being in the presence of your elegance has made me find a new appreciation in the trivial festivities of life.” Every time he spoke, his words were so eloquently chosen that it was music to her ears. So far, Jeremiah was a welcome face versus the one she should run away from like a nightmare.

“That is a very nice compliment. Thank you. Where is your assistant tonight? Did she not want to come?” Cay wondered since they seemed to be attached at the hip. “I am sure she is around sniffing at potential morsels to sink her teeth into,” he said licking his lips.

Cay turned toward the festival grounds feeling as if the walls were closing in on her. “Um, yes. William left a few minutes ago to get us some food. He should be back soon.” Jeremiah ran a lone finger up her exposed spine making her cringe. “So you are aware that William is my little brother then? Yes he saddens me. Let us not speak on him please,” he said brushing his palm on her wavy hair. Facing him, ignoring his odd petting of her body, she met his popping pools of onyx that ignited a fire in her pit.

“Why does William upset you so much?” She whispered slowly. Jeremiah stood close enough to Cay that her nipples drew to his chest like magnets. Brushing a lock behind her ear, he touched his lips across her lobe. “William is not the right match for you Cay.” He kissed her neck.

“Oh no? He isn’t the right match?” She spoke on breathy tones. Cay felt so gone in her movements. So turned on to the point she could not retreat. Whatever Jeremiah was giving, she was buying. She could feel his wet kisses on her shoulder and collarbone; but, she was stuck in an abyss, not being able to find her way out. “Tell me Jeremiah.” She pulled his hips closer, grinding her aching heat against his firmness. “Tell me please.” Tiny pinpoints grazed her skin causing Cay to cry out from the cascade of fluids escaping her inner folds. “Mmm,” she heard come from his mouth.

“What the fuck are you doing! Get the hell away from her!” Cay heard the familiar voice but her attention was elsewhere. Popping out of her dream, hitting the hard mound of sand, Cay gasped for oxygen, rubbing the blurry sting from her eyes.

“Why so angry brother? We were just discussing you,” Jeremiah curled his lips into a sinister grin.

“Jeremiah! I warned you to stay away from her!” William snarled.

Cay still woozy struggled to stand. “What is going on? William why are you shouting? Jeremiah and I were talking about the party.” Confusion mixed with nausea made her drop to her knees.

“Stay out of this Cay!” William shouted.

Jeremiah let out a rumble of laughter. He offered his hand to Cay, “Oh brother do not be so insensitive to such a lovely lady. Are you okay dear? Come, let me help you.” Before she could receive the help being offer, William shoved Jeremiah so hard, he stepped back a few yards.

“I am going to fuck you up for that mistake,” Jeremiah snarled. William took flight from the force of Jeremiah’s blow, falling to the ground. Cay gasped, but she could not move. She was so fatigued, confused as to why. Sitting back on her haunches, she felt someone loop her arm over their shoulder. Cay slowly glided away from the scene of the two men ripping each other apart. After closing her eyes for a bit, her fog started to lift. Cool water splashed on her brow. Somehow she had made it to the building housing the restrooms. Her wits were still off but she saw her savior.

Winter’s Island Is Also Available on Amazon UK!

Fall Into #Romance Blog Hop #Giveaway #IAN1 #Ebooks

Happy Friday fellow authors, bloggers and readers!

Today is the start of the Fall Into Romance Blog Hop, and I do believe it’s going to be fun.

We are celebrating romance! I, for one, think romance is worth a celebration.

Joining me on the hop is a list of talented authors, who are offering some great prizes.

Before I get into my prizes, I’d like to highlight two of my all-time favorite romance novels. You see, I’m a paranormal romance junkie and these 2 books helped lead me in that path. Creepin’ and Vegas Bites. They happen to be anthologies. I read these books before I became an author and I fell in love them. I read them both more than once. While writing this blog, I’m considering reading them again.

Creepin'Vegas Bites

It wasn’t just the steamy romance. It was the action and of course the paranormal aspect in the stories. When you add vampires and werewolves to the mix, there’s bound to be some hot supernatural action. I loved all of the characters and their dynamic personalities. Even all these years later, I still refer back to them and how they made me feel. These 2 books will always fall in line with many as my favorite romances.

Now onto the prizes:

How do you win these prizes, you ask? Oh, it’s very easy.

1. First, leave a comment answering this question:

Name your favorite romance novel, and tell me why it is your favorite?

**Don’t forget to include your name and email addy.**

2. Next step, click “like” at the bottom of this post. It will make me happy if you do.

3. If you’re on Facebook, “like” my Yvonne Nicolas Fan Page, OR if you have a Twitter account, follow me @YvonneNicolas **If you already follow my blog, fan page or follow me on twitter, just state it in the comment area when you answer the question.**

4. And last, but certainly not least, follow my blog. 🙂

Following all of these steps are required to win!

At the end of the contest, I’ll randomly choose a winner. Then I’ll announce the winner a day after the contest ends. So make sure you get your answer in and complete the steps before the 21st of September.

I usually hold contests of this nature for US contestants only, BUT NOT THIS TIME. 😉 It’s international, baby! So enter for your chance to win.

The Romance Reviews Hop

Pimpin’ Sunday ~ Bite Me (London Undead Series) #ParanormalRomance

Do you like zombies? Good. ‘Cause you’re going to love this.

Imagine zombies roaming the streets of London…

My girl, PJ came up with the storyline for Bite Me while creating an anthology with Stephanie Burke and Yours Truly. The anthology didn’t pan out, but we all walked away with amazing stories to share.

Check out BITE ME by PJ Schnyder!

Few people walk the streets of London since the zombie outbreak, but that’s not an issue for Seth. As a werewolf, he can handle himself and save humans reckless enough to take a nighttime stroll. While on patrol he comes across a group of people under attack. The one woman brave enough to take a stand catches his eye—and not just because of her way with a gun. Learning the beautiful woman is homeless and fends for herself despite her disability only intensifies his urge to protect and care for her.

Maisie can’t help but admit that she’s attracted to her werewolf rescuer. She’s drawn to Seth’s strength and ferocity, and finds herself opening up to him in ways she never imagined, even though she’s determined to not to rely on Seth or anyone else. She doesn’t want another person to get hurt—or die—for her sake. She has enough scars, physical and emotional, from the last time…

But when Seth realizes something is drawing the zombies to Maisie, there may be nothing he can do to save her….

Bite Me excerpt (London Undead series)

Sharing Time #UrbanFantasy #ASMSG

ShadowsnDust2FACT about my latest novella, Shadows & Dust: The lead heroine of the story, Havoc, portrays a real person in my life.

And yes, she also has pink hair. It displays the truly wild side of her personality.

Also fact, the title Shadows & Dust came to me while watching the movie Gladiator. It was a line by Proximo, during one of my favoriteProximo scenes in the movie.

“Marcus Aurelius is dead, Maximus. We mortals are but shadows and dust. Shadows and dust, Maximus!”

Another scene became meaningful when Proximo said,

“Ultimately, we’re all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose how but, what we can decide is how we meet that end, in order that we are remembered, as men.”

Such deep words with heartfelt meaning. 🙂

CLICK HERE to score your copy of SHADOWS & DUST

Fan Made Trailer for Designing Love #interracialromance

Sexy fan made trailer for Designing Love by femlycan!

World renowned architect, Devon Sparks reluctantly accepts the job of designing a house for his former lover, who’d betrayed him with his best friend. Still a little emotionally battered, Devon is content to never love again, until Josephine shows up on his doorstep.

Josephine Burnett, a brilliant interior designer, is thrilled to be working on such a big project with Devon. She relishes the opportunity to showcase her talents, but wonders if accepting the job was a mistake in the face of Devon’s rude behavior. Soon she discovers the man behind the cold, hard exterior is capable of smoldering passion…

A passion she finds hard to deny.

Can they break free from their emotional restraints to experience the sultry heat of their love?

DESIGNING LOVE, Available at Amazon

DESIGNING LOVE, Available at Barnes & Noble

DESIGNING LOVE, Available at All Romance Ebooks

DESIGNING LOVE, Available at Kobo Books

DESIGNING LOVE, Available at Smashwords

Shadows & Dust Available at Amazon #UrbanFantasy

Happy Friday!

Shadows & Dust, a novella from The Dragon Queen Series, is now available at Amazon for your reading pleasure! 😀

ShadowsnDust_ebook_FinalWhen darkness falls, Vampire Huntress Joan “Havoc” Dawson and her team gears up and steps out to meet the evil as it threatens to spill onto the streets of mankind.

On the second anniversary of her sister’s death, Havoc finds herself lured into a rundown neighborhood by an unknown entity. She stumbles upon a dark secret, one that’s guaranteed to claim many innocent lives.

But in order to destroy the creature behind the madness, Havoc may have to surrender her soul to the darkness.

CLICK HERE to score your copy of SHADOWS & DUST today!

Havoc pushed her goggles on top of her head and froze. Her senses buzzed. A feeling… Something from the depths of the neighborhood called to her soul. It summoned her without uttering a single word.

A dark energy, an immensely powerful force, surrounded her in the form of a black fog.

She took a few faltering steps back. She shuddered when it followed her. This foreign energy tugged at her Hunter’s instincts, lapped at her spiritual powers like a thirsty animal. Overwhelming to her senses, yet, almost orgasmic to her womanhood, the sensation left her trembling, eager to answer the call. Her lids fluttered as she sucked in a shaky breath.

Clutching at the lapels of her trench coat, she attempted to shake the powerful ripples soaring up and down her spine. Her breathing became laborious, her heartbeat quickened. Sharp vibrations spiraled down to her fingertips. She curled her hands into fists and tried to suppress the involuntary release of her ability. It took a few seconds for the feeling to subside. However, the frantic pounding beneath her chest remained.

Only one creature was brave enough to call out a top level Andausian Hunter to do battle. No doubt, a master vampire was in the midst.

A chuckle rose behind her smirking lips as excitement stormed through her. “Aren’t we mighty bold tonight. Took you long enough.”

Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2013

**If you love the book, please be sure to leave a review.**

Happy Reading! 😀

Don’t forget to drop by the Latte Lounge over at Coffee Time Romance to chat with me. 😉 https://yvonnenicolas.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/coffee-time-romance-take-over-eroticromance/

Also, I’ll be posting quotes from Shadows & Dust on Twitter. https://twitter.com/YvonneNicolas


Joan “Havoc” Dawson drawn by Sean V. Harley

The 2012 Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop Giveaway

HolidayGiveaway2012Hello, my lovelies! Guess what? It’s that time of year again ~ time for The Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop Giveaway! Whoohoo!

For those of you who don’t know what a blog hop giveaway is, I’ll break it down for you.

Each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop from one giveaway to the next.

Enter to win over 50 giveaways hosted by our participants!

Alright you anxious readers, allow me to lay out my prizes for the hop.

  • A signed print copy of the redesigned title, Designing Love from Yours Truly. 😉
  • An ebook copy of Her Wanted Wolf by Renee Michaels
  • An ebook copy of Santa Baby by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb
  • A signed print copy of Destino by Sienna Mynx
  • An ebook copy of Denying Bjorn by Charisma Knight
  • An ebook copy of A Midsummer Tryst by Serenity King
  • An ebook copy of Out of the ShadowedLands: Book Three of the Morgan Crowe trilogy by Maggie Berkley
  • And last but not least, an ebook copy of Thin Ice by KR Bankston

DesigningLove_FinalMedHer Wanted WolfSanta BabyDestinoSaving BjornA Midsummer TrystMorganCroweTrilogyThinIce

All you have to do is follow a few simple steps and you can win these awesome prizes. If you enter on the blog hop, there’s a chance to win an even bigger prize!

  • The grande prize for the chosen contestant is a Kindle Fire pre-loaded with novels from our sponsors, which includes ME. 😉

At the end of the blog hop, us sponsors will get together and choose the winner for the grand prize.

(Note: this contest is for US contestants only.) Sorry.

Now onto the steps to win;

1. First, leave a comment answering this question. (Don’t forget to include your name and email addy)

  • What is your fondest holiday memory? And what makes it so special?

2. Next step, click “like” at the bottom of this post. If anything, do it because you want to make me smile. 🙂

3. If you’re on Facebook, “like” my Yvonne Nicolas Fan Page, because I’M AWESOME! 😀 OR if you have a Twitter account, follow me @YvonneNicolas

4. And lastly, follow my blog. 😉

Easy breezy, right? Keep in mind that you have to follow all of these steps in order to win!

At the end of the contest, I’ll randomly choose a winner. Then I’ll announce the winner a day after the contest ends. So make sure you get your answer in and complete the steps before the 22nd of December.

CLICK HERE to view the list of participants and get to their blogs.

Enter to win the big prize by clinking on this link =>> Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop Contest

Good luck!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!