Thursday, May 28, 2015

Perfectly Twisted

Today's special guest is Kristine Mason, the bestselling author of the popular romantic suspense trilogies, C.O.R.E. Shadow and Ultimate C.O.R.E. She is currently working on her next trilogy, C.O.R.E. Above the Law, along with a series of Psychic C.O.R.E. novellas.

Although Kristine has published a few contemporary romance novels, she focuses most of her energy on her romantic suspense stories, which she loves for their blend of dark mystery/suspense and sexy romance. She is fascinated with what makes people afraid, and is famous for her depraved villains whose crimes present massive obstacles for her heroes and heroines to overcome.

Kristine has a degree in journalism from Ohio State University and lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, four kids, and two dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s chauffeuring kids, gardening, or collecting gnomes. Oh, and she makes a mean chocolate chip cookie!


What do you get when you mix a snake-handling reverend, a necrophiliac, a cop and an ex-con? Something perfectly twisted…

Sound like the start of a bad joke? Not to Shane Monahan. The ex-con and newest recruit to the underground criminal investigation group, A.T.L. or Above the Law, has it bad for Collier County Deputy Beth Price. But ex-cons and cops don’t mix, especially when this particular ex-con is looking at going back to prison for his involvement with A.T.L.

All Beth wants is a fun distraction from the stress of her job and law school. She thinks she's found that when she meets Shane during an airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. But Shane’s a felon, a man who could destroy her career as a deputy, and jeopardize her future as an attorney. She doesn’t know what to do—until dead bodies start showing up around the county.

When three abused corpses are found with snake remains inside them, the discovery brings a murderer out of retirement. The Reverend, as he calls himself, doesn’t like his kills being mimicked, especially by a man who abuses the dead—after all, the Reverend does have a reputation to uphold and a congregation to scam. Now it’s time to teach his copycat a deadly lesson…


Shane glanced from Beth’s eyes to her extended hand. Not once had he ever shaken a woman’s hand at the end of a date. Deciding to play it safe and by her rules, he took her hand in his. As if they’d just agreed on a contract negotiation, she gave him a quick, firm handshake.

“I’ll text you later.” She took a step backward, avoiding the bumper of her car. “Thanks again for tonight. I had fun.”

He fisted his hand. Damn it. He didn’t want a handshake. “Beth,” he said, stopping her before she reached the driver’s side door.

She hugged herself again and stared up at him. “Yeah?”

From his position, the lamppost was still bright enough to make out the disappointment in her eyes. God, he was an ass. He should walk away. Now. Because if they continued to see each other, he’d really disappoint her once she found out who she was dating.

“I don’t want a handshake,” he said anyway. He wasn’t ready to walk away. Not yet.

The corner of her mouth tilted in a sexy smile. “What do you want?”

He took a step closer and sifted his fingers into her silky soft hair. “I want to kiss you.”

She dropped her arms and settled a hand on his hip. “I want you to kiss me, too.”

His stomach tightened with both desire and dread. In the past ten days, he’d had to relearn how to drive a car, an airboat and fly a plane. He’d had to adjust to using metal silverware, along with plates and cups that weren’t plastic. He hadn’t kissed a woman in over seven years and worried he’d forgotten how to do that, too.

He let go of her hair. With his heart kicking up in pace, he slowly leaned his head forward. The subtle scent of her perfume, a seductive blend of wildflowers with a hint of vanilla, teased his senses. He’d love to strip her naked, taste her, touch her, then walk away with her perfume still clinging to his skin.

He stared at her lips. Needing to know if they were as soft as her skin, anxious to rediscover the art of kissing, he inched his face closer. As her warm breath grazed his mouth, he brushed his lips against hers.

They were as soft as he’d imagined.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dolan Prophecies

Our special guests today are Allana Kephart and Melissa Simmons. 

Allana Kephart has been making things up and bending people to her will from a very young age.  She loves animals and reading and spends a large amount of time thinking up ways to torment her characters. She shares a brain, a love of coffee and the color purple with her alter ego/best friend/co-author, Melissa Simmons. 

Melissa Simmons is an avid reader who married her soul mate and is the proud mother of a spoiled cat.  She spends her days helping promote independent authors and doing what the voices in her head tell her to. She shares a brain, a love of coffee and the color purple with her alter ego/best friend/co-author, Allana Kephart.


Patrick and Maeve Dolan left the safety of their New York human settlement on a sultry summer night and never returned. Ambushed by the Winter Court guards during their search for information on how to free humanity from faery rule, they are now ensnared in the Winter King Landric’s web, and he has some questions of his own.
The Winter King is curious about the way the Dolans run their city. In a surprising turn of events, he’s determined to learn all about their 16-year-old son, Eirnin. Landric separates the couple, threatens and tortures to the best of his ability, but the Dolans won’t give up the information he’s after.
Murphy, one of King Landric’s guards has been a ward of the Winter Court for as long as he can remember. Trained from childhood to be as quiet and obedient as possible, he’s always been the perfect servant. At least, until Princess Lumi strolled into his life and made him question everything he believes in.
When the princess vanishes without a trace in the middle of the night, Landric is determined Patrick’s people had something to do with it. Without the only connection to kindness and humanity they had, Murphy and Patrick both find themselves falling into very different kinds of insanity.
Will Murphy follow his heart just this once, choose his own side and find Lumi? Will Patrick’s hope dwindle before he can escape and save his family? Or will their unyielding resistance be the death of them all?


The Humans-
Patrick Dolan - Clive Owen think Clive when he was younger without the gray in his hair

Maeve Dolan- Sandra Bullock with short hair of course but otherwise, Sandra is absolutely perfect for Maeve. (shown at right)

Fi Dolan-  Emma Stone - if Emma had way longer black hair and green eyes

Eirnin Dolan- Jared Padalecki - think when he was a bit younger

Seamus Dolan- Steven W. Bailey

Ruth Dolan- Amy Adams

Aodhan Dolan- Thomas McDonell -seriously just cut his hair and give him blue eyes

Sean Kelly- Robert Baker

Hugh Kennedy- Mike Vogel

Murphy-(one of the Winter Guard) Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Charlie- (one of the Winter Guard)-Mark Williams

Édouard- (head of the Winter Guard)-David Thewlis

Rhiannon-(Prisoner at the same time as Patrick)- Zooey Deschanel

The Fae-
Flint-  Sam Claflin- Seriously this man is perfect..he just is Flint. (shown at right)

Lumi- (middle Winter Princess)- Chloe Grace Moretz

Sindri- (youngest Winter Princess)-Jemima West

Khan- (Winter Prince)- Scott Porter

King Landric- (Winter King) -Neil Patrick Harris

Queen Bronwyn-(Winter Queen)- Liv Tyler

Milcah-(oldest Winter Princess) Maia Mitchell

Astrid- (middle Winter Princess) Elizabeth Gillies- think of her with black and blue streaked hair

Mason- (youngest Summer Prince)- Gerard Butler- think of Gerard when he had darker, shaggier hair.  (shown at right)


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