Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wicked After Dark Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wicked After Dark Blog Hop! I have 3 ebook prizes to giveaway, open internationally, so read ahead, drop a comment, and don't forget to keep hopping!

Now, I spent a while trying to decide what I would write about and what I would giveaway. I decided to share some of my recent reads that feature some of my Halloween faves.

First up, shape shifters. Shifters are one of my ultimate faves, surpassed only by candy. There are so many shifter books that I enjoy, I don't know where to start. So instead, I decided to share an author with y;all. Her name is Charlie Richards, and I love her series. The Wolves of Stone Ridge and Kontra's Menagerie are two of my faves, but one of her more unusual series is The Gargoyles of Cuchulian. This series features both m/f and m/m couples, and it features various types of shifters, including mainly gargoyles (very Halloweeny). Now, I usually don't like series that mix m/f and m/m pairings (I don't always read the m/f ones), but I don't mind it here. Ms. Richards has done a wonderful job, and I absolutely love the series, though I have to say, I absolutely love Lebanon and he's my fave character from the series. I also like Narcissus, which is saying a lot since I'm not usually a fan of snakes. Her's her book, the first book in the series:

A crumbling castle was the last place Max expected to find his mate.

Maximus, the Huzza of the Cuchulian gargoyle tribe, walked into a trap. He’d planned to get information from a demon, instead, he was attacked, poisoned, and beaten. A clan-mate, arriving late to the supposed meeting, steps in and gives Max the opportunity to flee. Disoriented and only semi-conscious, he loses his way and collapses in a desolate courtyard of a ruined castle. Upon waking, Max discovers the incident may have been the best thing to ever happen to him, because hiding deep within the collapsing building, away from the prying eyes of society, he finds his mate. Now Max just needs to figure out how to claim a chimera snake shifter who’s lost all hope in others.

Now, what Halloween wouldn't be complete without those beautifully dangerous vampires? And no, these ones don't sparkle. And just to make things interesting, let's throw in an obsessive vampire, a determined hero and a bit of angst...but don't forget the happy ending.

Levi is a vampire, villain and tragedy, a monster made rather than born. He was only a teen when another vampire went rogue and turned him.

Jared is on the receiving end of Levi's obsession. He's also in in love with his best friend, Jordan, and has been for years. Jordan feels the same—but it's too late. Jared pushes him away, believing Jordan's in danger.

Jordan is crushed until he discovers Jared's hiding something from him. Something that’s killing him. And in the meantime, Levi's growing stronger every day, drawing Jared in against his will.

The only thing standing between Levi and what he wants is Jordan. And Jordan’s not letting Jared go.

Now, I enjoyed this book. It was moving and let me say, I hope I'm lucky enough to meet someone like Jordan one day. To have someone go through all that for the one they love...Yep, loving Jordan right now. This is a bit of an unusual vampire story, but an enjoyable one all the same.

A special prize for the first person who tells me who this vamp is and where he's from in your comment

And last, but not least, what would Halloween be wihout costumes? Or, more importantly, masks. I like masks. You can become an entirely different person with a mask. You can become a mystery, a famous person, a monster. The sky's the limit. You can hide behind a mask as well, just like dear Bobby in his series, Masked. 

Secret identities and hidden desires unfold between a seemingly straight Dominant and the submissive harboring a deep, long-held onto lust in Masked.

Bobby tells himself the mask he’s been wearing all month is just part of the Halloween theme of Abyss, the alternative lifestyle club he frequents. But it’s not the truth. He’s in lust. He’s in the closet. And, he’s ready to come out. The only problem is, the man he’s interested in is a friend. A straight friend.

Thor knows he’s being watched. What he can’t figure out is why? Every weekend, the man in the black mask has been watching as Thor has flogged, paddled, and whipped submissive after submissive at his play station at Abyss. The man’s heated and unwavering gaze arouses Thor’s curiosity. Is the man a stalker? A jealous dominant or boyfriend? Thor isn’t sure, but decides it’s time to find out.

As he approaches, something in the eyes of the masked man strikes Thor as familiar, but before he can question further, the man reveals exactly what he wants. A spanking. Bare-handed. In private. From Thor.

Masked is the first in a series about the developing feelings between Bobby and Thor.

Now, this is the first book in the Masked trilogy, and let me tell you, it was H-O-T, HOT! This is definitely one wicked read! And it only gets better in the later two books. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a taste of mystery and some BDSM.

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  1. love your blog post today! and i love Halloween for the candy!


  2. I love everything about Halloween.

    Glad to be joining you in this blogfest!

    Tim Brannan

  3. My favorite wicked read is any of the BDB by J.R. Ward.

    rafflecopter name-Dawna Newman

  4. MASKED sounds especially good, but they all look tempting! I like the Halloween costumes and pumpkins...


  5. i like tha cat on your blog thanks for the chanece to win and happy halloween angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

  6. The vampire of the drawing is Kaname Kuran (玖蘭 枢 Kuran Kaname), a Pureblood vampire and Head of the Kuran family, from the awesome anime Vampire Knight.

    personaldeath (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Congrats to giveawaynews, you got it right! I'll be contacting you about your prize shortly...

  8. Chimera's Calling! Never read about gargoyle.

    Adila (from Azerbaijan)

  9. My favorite wicked read is Slave to Desire by Devlin.
    I would pick Chimera's Calling. I love gargoyles.
    Thanks for the giveaway.