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I’ve been really lucky to take part in some great giveaways and book promotions lately. Here are a few that are happening now! Feel free to browse through (click the images or the descriptions beneath) and find some new favorite books. 🙂
KU Giveaway (ends tomorrow!)
☆҉➹☆Check out the November KU Giveaway! ☆҉➹☆
Attitude of Gratitude (until 12/17)
Advent Calendar Christmas Romance Cross Promo (until 12/24)
Urban Fantasy and PNR Giveaway (until 12/26)
*This post first appeared on McKenna Dean’s blog on 9/19/17.
We all have book boyfriends, the fictional men who make our hearts beat faster and could probably convince us to step out of our warm reading chairs and join them in a more dangerous, paranormal setting. (Probably. I mean, only if I could still wear my ratty old yoga pants.) Here are seven shapeshifting hotties, in no particular order–
- Clayton Danvers from Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Clay was my first shifter heartthrob, and he will always hold a special place in my heart. Despite the violent acts he does to ensure the safety of his pack and his questionable behavior toward Elena in the early stages of their relationship (which I won’t spoil just in case there are one or two PNR fans who haven’t yet read this book), I fell hard for his southern accent and his absolute devotion to his mate. In my head, he’s even hotter than the guy who plays him in the television series. Is he flawed? Very much so. But since he’s my first, I go easier on him.
- Matt Barns from Gray Back Bad Bear by T.S. Joyce
It’s impossible for me to talk about how much I love Matt without saying how much I love his mate, Willa. These two were absolutely perfect together, at turns vulnerable and hilarious. Willa, especially, brought some geeky levity to their relationship, and while I adore Matt on his own, I love him even more with Willa.
- Arik from When an Alpha Purrs by Eve Langlais
So this guy is completely vain, especially about his hair (that is, his “mane”), but…I sort of loved him for it. Sure, I also wanted to throttle him, but I liked that even though he thought so highly of himself and his mane, he was still vulnerable with his friends. His vanity was great for laughs.
- Alcide Herveaux from Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Alcide…sigh. I really couldn’t care less about Bill or Eric. I wanted Sookie to end up with Alcide. Of course, a whole lot of random complications kept them apart throughout the series, but for a while there, I was Team Alcide.
- Lucas Hunter from Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
Okay, I’ll be honest. I read Slave to Sensation a long time ago and I can’t remember any details about Lucas except that he was totally hot and there was tons of sexual tension. Hmm, might be due for a re-read….
- Derren Hudson from Spiral of Need by Suzanne Wright
If you love a good alphahole, you will love Derren. He starts off the story with all kinds of prejudice against Seers, and of course the heroine just happens to be a Seer. He’s controlling and derisive and super controlling. Something about Ally has him rethinking his prejudices, and you know what happens to a controlling man whose worldview is challenged? He’s cranky. So yes, Derren’s an alphahole. If you don’t like violent sex, this book might not be for you. (Not violent as in non-consensual or rapey, if I’m remembering correctly. Just…violent. Explosive. Demanding.)
- Adam Hauptman from Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Hello, Hot Neighbor! This dude is just solid. Solidly built, and solid at heart. I don’t want to say too much and spoil later events in the series, so I’ll just say that I absolutely adore his love-hate relationship with Mercedes in Moon Called, and the way she teases him by leaving an eyesore junker car in sight of his house. Sa-woon. I love those two.
So those are my guys! Who’s your favorite shifter hero?
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If you’re a paranormal romance lover and you haven’t yet snagged my Corona Pride series, this might be your best chance to do so! The first book, Savage Yearning, is free through Sunday 10/22, and the others are marked down to 99 cents as countdown deals! Each book stands alone and features a separate couple with their own HEA, but together the books tell a larger story. Click the titles for each book’s Amazon page.
(Please note: At the moment, Amazon doesn’t enable authors to do countdown deals anywhere except the US and UK. I’m not voluntarily leaving out other countries! Savage Yearning is free everywhere, though!)
Mountain lion shifter Laura has tried to avoid Dristan, the guy in her pride who rocked her world during an amazing one-night stand. But when vampires invade their territory, they’re forced to work together. In order to defend their pride, they must confront the desire that threatens to consume them.
Brigitte Mayfair has worked hard to keep herself cool, professional, and detached after the scandal she left behind in Michigan. But when she’s abducted, then released three days later with no memory of her captivity, she feels anything but cool and professional. Mountain lion shapeshifter Rafe Corona has purposefully kept his distance from all potential mates, believing that he doesn’t deserve happiness. Something about Brigitte calls to him, though. He must overcome the danger that threatens to keep them apart and find the passion hidden within them both, or risk losing her forever.
Famous in the book-blogging world for her honestly hilarious romance reviews, mountain lion shapeshifter Nina Vidal detests the irony of her life—she makes a living off of analyzing happily-ever-afters, but her own HEA is sadly out of reach. Grizzly shifter Jameson Cooper has enough on his mind without worrying about the sexy lion girl who’s taking over his clan. But he finds himself drawn to her again and again. When it turns out that vampire trouble has followed her from the Corona Pride and Jameson’s clan wants to turn Nina away, Jameson must fight to keep her safe and close by his side.
Gracie Jane Moseley, a vampire, has had over a hundred years to thirst after revenge for her lover’s murder by the local sheriff. When she learns one of the sheriff’s descendants is living right here in Belnedge, Montana, she can’t wait to sink her fangs into him and sate her rage…and her thirst. Mountain lion shifter Frasier Rhees has been wishing for a mate for years and Gracie Jane captivates him, body and soul. Determined to overcome his pride’s loathing of the vampires, Frasier’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep Gracie Jane close, even if it puts him in danger.
When mountain lion shifter Viviana Corona’s rebellious streak nearly lands her in the hands of hostile vampires, her mother hires a bodyguard…a human. Seth Hudson’s widowed mother accrues astronomical gambling debts, and now Seth will take any good-paying job he can find to help her get well again. He didn’t count on falling in love with the sexy little shifter he’s hired to protect, but when he faces the prospect of losing her to a crazed vampire, he realizes he’ll risk anything to get her back.