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DOMINUS GOD OF YULE

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Dominus: God of Yule
Book 1 of the Sons of Herne series
Available on digital booksellers July 2016*
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Loving Lorayna could cost him his sacred power…

It is the time of Yule, and Dominus, god of the sabbat, should never have had to spend half the year nurturing the latest light bearer himself. Now, months of visiting Lorayna, present only as a whisper, has sparked a yearning inside of him that he cannot shake.
Lorayna has felt herself drawn to the pagan path by a presence she has been unable to resist. When she discovers her “holiday spirit” is in fact a mouthwateringly sexy god, she’s ready for whatever sabbat ritual he chooses. To her disappointment, his intentions are strictly hands-off.
Giving up her light is not as easy as surrendering to his will, however. Dominus is forced to break the rules and give into his urges before the Yule power consumes her from within. The ripples of their passion will alter many sabbat unions to come—and Dominus must defy his father, Herne, to follow his desires and prove to Lorayna that she was not merely another light bearer.

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Excerpt:

 

Dominus thought of his last visit to Lorayna, how he had stood at her bedside, whispering ancient secrets while her hair spilled across her pillow and her round curves beckoned. His male need flared into a sharp ache at her beauty, and how he longed to plunge his fingers through that silken hair, run his tongue over every sultry dip and swell on her body. He never touched her. He could not. He had stayed overlong on that visit, for he knew the time had come—a time he both longed for and resented. The time when his visits to her, unwanted though they had begun, would be at an end. A lump in his stomach punctuated the thought.

A figure passed by the sheer curtain drawn halfway across the front window, and his pulse quickened.

Lorayna.

He heard the name dance through his thoughts, and try though he might, he could not wave it away. He typically preferred not to know the names of the women whose light he released. There was little point in it, for he would not see nor know anything of the females once his mission was complete. For their part, the women would know nothing of him, either. The majority of humans were blissfully unaware that their world sat tightly against a realm of immortals and magic, nor did they care to know just how much their gods were still at work to this day, walking the woods, tending to fields and lusty lasses, and generally keeping the balance of their worlds at peace.

Laughter rose to his ears, and he drew back instinctively behind the cover of trees. Humans would not see him while he wore the veil charm, rare few, anyway, but best not to chance it. The door to the cottage opened, and several people spilled out, happy and carefree and followed by a waft of alcohol that was apparent to his keen, supernatural senses. Then there she was, Lorayna, standing in the doorway with a wide smile that tightened Dominus’s chest. She wore a pure white sweater, oversized and yet clinging to her ripe figure, and while she chatted to her departing guests, she tucked a silken strand of dark brown hair behind one ear. Blue and silver bells tinkled on her earrings, jingling as she nodded and laughed. Her lips, painted pink and glossy, caught his eye, and he found himself staring at how they puckered and released with every syllable she spoke. Long, well-manicured nails had been painted to match.

His cock throbbed in earnest, already impatient with the guests who were lingering far too long at the threshold for his tastes. He was eager for their time together, yearning to see his months of attention to her physical and emotional well-being come to fruition.

One of the males leaned close to kiss Lorayna on the lips, and a swell of unpleasant heat rose in Dominus’s stomach. She was not his to own, of course, and he had no cause for jealousy. She would no doubt sleep with other men in the future, probably many others. But she had kept herself pure since May Day, because she knew deep in her subconscious that she was fated for no other until Dominus helped her birth the shining light he saw inside her even now. The sun’s energy pulsed from within, a bright, glowing force like a singular joy that was at the apex of its power. He alone would bring back that light, coaxing it from her in an explosion of climax. She would feel exquisite pleasure as she returned that energy to the universe, followed by a temporary sense of loss. She would move forward, however, unaware of her crucial role in the wheel’s turn of the coming year. 

The overly attentive male turned to a man beside him and laid a suggestive kiss on him, complete with a sweep of the tongue while squeezing his ass. Dominus relaxed his fists. So, the male had other inclinations. Good.

“Try not to be a stranger,” the other male said with a flourish. “Make a New Year’s resolution to come out into the world more than once a month.”

“It’s not New Year’s yet,” she said.

“Before you know it.”

“I just can’t believe it’s already over,” Dominus heard Lorayna saying to the two men who were now holding hands. “I’ve felt such a holiday spirit this Yule.”

She glanced over the man’s shoulder, looking straight at Dominus while those perfect nails raked strands of her hair smooth. “Of course. It just feels like it tonight, is all.”

He held her gaze, fully aware that she did not truly see him. At most, perhaps, she was aware of a by now familiar presence. As her dark eyes penetrated him, however, he began to wonder. 


About the Sons of Herne series:

 

The god Herne has appointed eight of his most virile, headstrong sons as keepers of the pagan holidays. To honor their sabbat, each must join with a mortal female in a ritual to maintain the balance between worlds.

The Fates have conspired to grant the gods one thing they lack–a true union of male and female that will last beyond the fleeting passion of a sabbat joining.

Herne’s sons will wrestle with the conflict between sacred duty and their own yearnings, a struggle that will not only challenge their beliefs, but may threaten the success of rituals that must be observed lest the mortal and immortal worlds collide in chaos.

j rose allister

 

About the Author:

 

  1. Rose Allister has penned over twenty-five novels and numerous short stories from her home in Southern California, including ten publisher bestsellers. She is a TV and movie buff, enjoys the bittersweet discord between obsessing over chocolate while striving for the benefits of a fresh, organically-influenced diet, and is a firm believer that daydreaming, people watching, and yes, chocolate are the greatest fuel for the writing imagination. That and coffee. Or coffee with chocolate stirred into it. She has more books in her to-be-read pile than she can ever hope to find time to sit and enjoy, but this never stops her from adding more.

 

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Site: http://jroseallister.com
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Amazon Page: http://amazon.com/author/jroseallister

 

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REVIEW – REAP THE WIND BY KAREN CHANCE


From the New York Times bestselling author of Tempt the Stars comes the latest in the series that’s “well worth getting hooked on”(Fresh Fiction).

You’d think that being chief seer for the supernatural world would come with a few perks. But as Cassie Palmer has learned, being Pythia doesn’t mean you don’t have to do things the hard way. That’s why she finds herself on a rescue mission skipping through time—even though she doesn’t entirely understand her dimension-bending new power.

Rescuing her friend John Pritkin should have been an in-and-out kind of deal, but with the near-immortal mage’s soul lost in time, Cassie has to hunt for it through the ages—with Pritkin’s demon dad in tow. He’s the only one who can reverse Pritkin’s curse, but with the guardians of the timeline dead set on stopping anyone from mucking about, Cassie will have to figure out how to get her friend back without ruffling too many feathers—or causing a world-ending paradox or two….

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

REAP THE WIND is a roller coaster of a ride! Cassie is the Pythia, but ever since she was chosen, she has no idea what she is doing. Since she  became Pythia, Gods want to return to Earth to wreak havoc, and she has other groups that want to control her. Also she has the other Acolyte’s lead by Myra who wants to kill her so she can be the next Pythia. Right now all she wants to do is save Pritkin and lift he curse. So, to save him she has to go back in time and remove the curse from him. Easy, right? Nothing is easy in Cassie’s world. She will have to time jump many times, and dodge angry Fae and the Pythia of that time. Let’s just say when she gets back to her time, she looks like she was dragged through the mud, more than once. I wonder how she can stay on her feet with all the jumping around, with little sleep and food. If it was me, I would have been killed long ago. Somehow she always wins!! I love this book and series. I give REAP THE WIND 4/5 STARS.  

Cassie Palmer can see the future, talk to ghosts, and travel through time—but nothing’s prepared
In this book it starts up where the last one left off, where John Pritkin was

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BOOK REVIEW-EVERMORE BY TMONIQUE STEPHENS


Book Description
Publication Date: November 11, 2014
There is no such thing as a chance meeting.

There’s no room in Avery Nicolis’s life for an obsession, yet why else does he stalk Emeline Gamble. Lurking in the shadows, he hungers for a woman he can’t have. Between the secrets he guards and anarchy roiling in his soul, his only solace are his glimpses of Emeline. He will resist her, protect her from himself, and deny his desire to claim her heart.
Emeline Gamble was a Watcher for the Order—a secret society of women charged with monitoring the offspring of the gods. For months, she observed Avery Nicolis, an elite mercenary, Descendant of Ra, and enemy of the Order. Never knowing he had her in his crosshairs.
Trapped in a lie, Emeline is forced to accept Avery as her bodyguard. Compelled to spend time with him, she learns to care for his tortured soul and see the hero lurking beneath the assassin’s façade.
But every word out of her mouth is a lie. Every action a betrayal. Because to save her family she is forced to accept a new assignment, deliver Avery Nicolis to the Goddess of Chaos, alive…
And do not fall in love with him.

Eternity (Descendants of Ra: Book 1)
Everlasting (Descendants of Ra: Book 2)
Evermore (Descendants of Ra: Book 3)

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I WAS GIVEN A COPY OF THIS BOOK BY THE AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.

EVERMORE has a well-developed story line and characters. It has action, tension, and red-hot sex. When the ORDER comes back into her life, things couldn’t get more complicated. She left the ORDER when her Grandfather needed her and she now takes care of him on a daily basis. Now they want her to bring Avery Nicolis to the GODDESS OF CHAOS. Easy right? Wrong, it will be one of the hardest things she will have to do.  I have never read anything else from this Author, but I will definitely will go back and read the other books in this series. The dialogue and the description of the settings are very well done. I urge you to read this book and the others in this series. I know I will. I give it 4/ 5 stars. 

Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to pay the bills she has
Urban Fantasy / Celtic Fantasy Date Published: April 1, 2019 Publisher: eSpec Books (Paper Phoenix
Urban Fantasy / Celtic Fantasy Date Published: April 1, 2019 Publisher: eSpec Books (Paper Phoenix
Now a Hugo-nominated series! The eighth book in the funny and fast-paced InCryptid urban fantasy

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SHAMAN RISES BY C.E. MURPHY

Shaman Rises takes you on a wild ride.

I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

Book Description Publication Date: July 1, 2014 Joanne Walker has two choices: Defeat the enemy…or lose her soul trying For over a year, Joanne has been fighting the Master—the world’s most abiding evil entity. She’s sacrificed family, friendships, even watched potential futures fade away…and now the Master is bringing the final battle to Joanne’s beloved Seattle. Lives will be lost as the repercussions of all Joanne’s final transformation into her full Shamanic abilities come to her doorstep. Before the end, she’ll mourn, rejoice—and surrender everything for the hope of the world’s survival. She’ll be a warrior and a healer. Because she is finally a Shaman Rising. “The twists and turns will have readers shaking their heads while devouring the next page.” —USA TODAY on Raven Calls

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C.E. Murphy  does it again with SHAMAN RISES. She takes you on  wild ride that leaves you gasping and wondering what the next page will reveal. This book has non-stop action, with a well-developed story line and character development. Joanne  is a SHAMAN RISING coming into her own finally getting a grip on his SHAMAN gig. When she thinks that she has no more to give, she finds that one little spark that gives her the reason to defeat the bad guy. We start out with Gary calling Jo(Joanne) and telling her that his wife Annie is not dead, but very much alive. He also needs her help in keeping her alive and out of THE MASTER’S hands. When she gets to Seattle and meets Gary in Annie’s hospital room, she has to reach Annie in her soul garden by spirit walking. When she gets there her garden is infused with this oily black goo, which is THE MASTER trying to get to her. Jo locates her wrapped in a cocoon with a vortex above her trying to get to her. This is only the one of many fights that she has in trying to keep THE MASTER from taking over the body of the one’s she loves.  SHAMAN RISES has passion, heartache and finally love, but what will defeat the THE MASTER. Well, pick-up your copy of SHAMAN RISES in paperback or e-book. You will be glad you did. I give SHAMAN RISES 5/5 stars.  I HATE TO SEE THIS SERIES ENDING,BUT I CAN ALWAYS READ IT OVER AND OVER. I RECOMMEND SHAMAN RISES BY C.E. MURPHY TO EVERYONE.ALSO IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ANY OF THE OTHERS, I URGE YOU TO READ THEM. URBAN SHAMAN IS A GREAT START TO THE SERIES. HERE ARE THE BOOKS IN ORDER:

BOOK 1

  BOOK 2
            Book 3 Book 4 Book 5

Book 6 Book 7 Book 8

 

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Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner, is back in the freshly imagined and hugely
Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to pay the bills she has
Urban Fantasy / Celtic Fantasy Date Published: April 1, 2019 Publisher: eSpec Books (Paper Phoenix
Urban Fantasy / Celtic Fantasy Date Published: April 1, 2019 Publisher: eSpec Books (Paper Phoenix
Now a Hugo-nominated series! The eighth book in the funny and fast-paced InCryptid urban fantasy

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