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Alpha male characters in romance books! Many love the alpha male leads in romance books and in Magnificence, an adult paranormal romance, you find them!
Magnificence is written by Madison Thorne Grey, a new voice in paranormal romance. Magnificence starts the six book (possibly more), series, telling of the Gwarda warriors. First it sets up the series starting with the love between a druid named Isobel and the god she falls in love with, Arturro. The story continues to include the regeneration process of souls and a heart felt act of a god. The human realm will never be the same as soulmates are marked and the souls of Isobel and Arturro are compelled to be together once again.
To learn more about Magnificence, and the author Madison Thorne Grey, visit her website here!
New release in paranormal romance books:
What's Hot and On Top presents...
Magnificence by Madison Thorne Grey
The story begins with a heartfelt action of a god...
A love which was lost long ago will alter the destinies of many…
Wharick, the leader of a new race of green-eyed warriors, finds more than beasts and gypsies to battle when he discovers his stubborn, beautiful mate in the midst of a dark forest he is now to call home.
Born with the same binds around his wrists as his Gwarda brethren, he is the chosen leader: the Gwardian. He must unite and lead the new race of cursed warriors who now live in the black forest of Surchin. He fights with the fire of a god; he kills the roaming beasts, battles the darkness, strives only to fulfill the purpose he is constantly beckoned by the gods to achieve. However, his priorities are altered the day he hears the voice of his Destoul, his soul’s destiny. She is in the forest and she is wounded. He will stop at nothing to find her, possess her, and kill whoever dares to harm what belongs to him.
As regenerated souls find each other once again..
Keirah and her younger druid sisters are all marked with a gem as it magically appears embedded in their bodies. Now they find themselves without parents and forced to live with strangers. They soon flee from the fires of their new home into the forests that hold the most vile, the Karpartha gypsies, and the god of death’s minions, known as Kravens. They are held captive, victimized, and then separated.
Keirah begins her journey to find her beloved sisters and, while doing so, finds the destiny of her heart. She is instantly struck by the intense attraction between the Gwardian and her. Being raised fiercely independent, she struggles to admit her need and desire for the Gwarda male, because in doing so, it threatens to destroy the shields she has built up to protect her heart.
Note: Magnificence is an adult paranormal romance novel intended for readers 18 years old +.
Available for the Kindle now! Mass Market Paperback coming soon!
Buy Magnificence on Amazon for Kindle.
What's Hot in Tablets and E-Readers
Since Barnes and Noble recently announced that they are fazing out of selling Nook electronic books (ugh, I am still kicking myself for not just buying the KINDLE), it has forced me to consider my options. Okay, so not so much forced because I love shopping for stuff like this. And yes, I purposely avoided saying that I liked shopping for new electronic toys because... our website name. Could get us a whole new viewing audience. Some will get that, some will move on without smiling. Anyhow, I had struggled with the electronic book version-hype a couple years back. I love to read and I love the feel of holding a book in my hands. However, I must say that I have since been bitten by the convenience and overall look of reading a book electronically and let's face it some of the romance book series we all love have sometimes over 10 books in the series. O_o
I don't care who you are..that's a lot of shelf space. Therefore, I have decided to buy the hard covers of my favorites and have them signed by the corresponding author. The paperbacks, well I say goodbye. I buy them electronically now. Once the tablets were introduced I rarely get on my laptop anymore. This is good, very good. I am now in love with tablets, however I will be passing my NOOK tablet onto my sister and am now currently shopping my options for a new tablet. Here are the ones on top of my list of considerations:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-Inch, White)
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including The Witness, Chasing Fire, The Search, and Black Hills and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. Roberts has more than 400 million copies of her books in print.
What's Hot and On Top presents....
For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore—and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home...A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of—but never arrested for—the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife..
He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though. Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist, Abra is a woman of many talents—including helping Eli take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries—one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying Eli Landon once and for all…
For more information regarding Whiskey Beach and its author Nora Roberts, visit her website!
Romance Book Releases for March 2013
Here are just a few hot romance book releases in the month of March...
Author: Patricia Briggs - website
Release date: March 5, 2013
Series: Mercy Thompson # 7
Mercy Thompson returns in the seventh novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series
Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.
After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.
Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.
Author: Jaci Burton - website
Release date: March 5, 2013
Series: Play by Play # 5
"Jaci Burton's stories are full of heat and heart."—New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks
She thinks she knows this player—but he has a few surprise moves.
For Alicia Riley, her job as a sports therapist for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team is a home run—until she becomes the primary therapist for star pitcher, Garrett Scott. Out of the lineup with an injury, he’s short-tempered, hard to handle, and every solid inch, a man. Right now, the only demand he’s making on Alicia is that she get him ready to pitch in time for opening day. Except the sexual chemistry between them is so charged, Alicia’s tempted to oblige Garrett just about anything. But both their careers are at stake—one bad move and it’s game over for both of them.
Garrett also feels the hot sparks between them, and the way he figures it, what better therapy is there than sex? Now all he has to do is convince the woman with the power to make the call.
Author: J.R. Ward - website
Release date: March 26, 2013
Series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood - # 11
T“The hottest collection of studs in romance” (New York Times bestseller Angela Knight) returns as #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward brings together two of the most beloved people in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world—at last..
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another. Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand. Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.Kiss of Temptation
Author: Sandra Hill - website
Release date: March 26, 2013
Series: Deadly Angels - # 3
Now sequestered in Angola Prison as a "spiritual advisor," Ivak is finding all these centuries of celibacy depressing, to say the least. But then, along comes southern belle Gabrielle Sonnier. Is she a reward for his good deeds, or a temptation sent to rattle his lustsome brain?
Gabrielle, a lawyer, begs Ivak to help get her brother out of prison. Aided by the Cajun LeDeux family and their chief looney bird, Tante Lulu, Ivak reluctantly agrees. And while he alternately tries to seduce and save Gabrielle before the Lucipires run rampant, they both begin to wonder if it's really only lust, or something more.
Young Adult Romance Book Releases for 2013
Here are just a few:
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Release date: February 5, 2013
Series: Lunar Chronicles
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive...
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
Read the first book in the series:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl...Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
For more information regarding the Lunar Chronicles series and its author Marissa Meyer, visit her website!
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Release date: March 5, 2013
This exciting finale to Lauren Oliver's New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States.
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight..After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels. As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge....
Read the first in the series:
They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.
For more information regarding the Delirium series and its author Lauren Oliver, visit her website!
The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
Release date: April 9, 2013
Series: Darkness Rising - series reading order list
Old secrets are revealed and unexpected characters make a surprising return in this stunning conclusion to Kelley Armstrong's New York Times bestselling Darkness Rising trilogy.
Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds and now a rival Cabal as well, they're quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, it's not like they can just go to the authorities for help..All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they're so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control..But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or not, she'll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can't keep running forever.
Read the first book in the Darkness Rising series:
An ordinary town . . . full of deadly secrets
Strange things have been happening in sixteen-year-old Maya's small Vancouver Island community—from the mountain lions that have been constantly approaching her to her best friend's hidden talent for "feeling" out people and situations. There's also a sexy new bad boy who makes Maya feel . . . different. Combine that with a few unexplained deaths and a mystery involving Maya's biological parents and it's easy to suspect that this town might have more than its share of skeletons in its closet.
For more information regarding the Darkness Rising series and its author Kelley Armstrong, visit her website!
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Lynn Kurland is a best-selling American author of historical, time travel, and fantasy romance novels. The characters in most of her books all belong to one of three extended families (Macleod, McKinnon, de Piaget) and her love scenes are not as explicit as many other popular romances. Lynn Kurland is an only child. Her first attempts at writing came when she was five years old and living in Hawaii. Her series of short stories featured a young man who encountered all sorts of trouble. After she moved to the mainland U.S. a short time later, she put aside her interest in writing to focus on music.Kurland always loved to read, though, and in college was introduced to romance novels. She soon decided to write her own novel.
Lynn Kurland is the USA Today bestselling author of Stardust of Yesterday, A Dance Through Time, This Is All I Ask, The Very Thought of You, Another Chance to Dream, The More I See You, and If I Had You. She is also a contributor to The Christmas Cat, Christmas Spirits, Veils of Time, Opposites Attract, and A Knight’s Vow anthologies. A full-time writer, she lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Time-travel romances have made Lynn Kurland a bestseller in the here-and-now..
Time Travel novels by Lynn Kurland include: A Dance Through Time, The Christmas Cat, The Very Thought of You, Veils of Time, The More I See You, A Knight’s Vow, My Heart Stood Still, A Garden in the Rain, Dreams of Stardust, Much Ado in the Moonlight, When I Fall in Love, With Every Breath, Till There Was You, One Enchanted Evening, One Magic Moment, All for You
All for You by Lynn Kurland
Peaches Alexander is thrilled to receive an unexpected invitation to a weekend party given by the handsome, eligible Duke of Kenneworth. The only problem: Stephen de Piaget, a stuffy medieval studies scholar who seems determined to get in the way. Peaches has absolutely no desire to get involved with Stephen, until a quirk of Fate sends her hurtling through time...
UNLESS THERE’S SOMEONE TO CATCH YOU..
Stephen de Piaget has been leading a double life: respectable professor by day, knight-in-training during holidays and summer terms. When Peaches goes missing, Stephen knows he’s the only one who can rescue her from medieval peril. Little do they know that the greatest danger they’ll face won’t be the business end of a sword, but their own unruly hearts..
Published: April 24, 2012
Goodreads ratings: 4.02 out of 5 stars
For more information regarding this book and it's author Lynn Kurland, visit her website!
You can find the reading order list for the De Piaget series here at Paranormal Romance Reads!