Release Blitz: Without Shame by Victoria L. James and L.J. Stock

Book: Without Shame
Series: Hounds of Babylon
Authors:Victoria L. James and L.J. Stock

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Drew Tucker is gone.

The man Ayda Hanagan loves has disappeared into the darkness once again, his mind buried in the torture of grief, his body cold and hard, and his heart completely switched off. Nothing matters to him anymore. Not his brothers, his club, and definitely not the woman he vowed to spend the rest of his life worshipping. The only thing he craves now is blood.

Stuck in a one-way love affair, Ayda knows she only has so much time left to bring him back, and she’s willing to do anything she can to show Drew just how much he means to her, even if that means hurting him the way he’s hurt her.

The battles have been fought, and now the war is on the horizon.

With fires being started all around them, the heart of Babylon is in trouble. The enemies are circling more than ever, and The Hounds need their leader to return so they can fight together without shame.

Before the whole damn place is burned to the ground.


I basically binged read this series within a week. I have read the 1st book some time ago but then life happened and interrupted my reading time. But now I have restarted and I simply couldn’t stop. Thank God my husband was doing a night shift that week otherwise we would have words as he would tell me off that I am reading till late. Again #sorrynotsorry
This series. Omg. Where to even begin and not give spoilers. This series is one of them that when your friend ask you to recommend a good MC book to them, you simply shove it down their throat to ensure they are reading it.
I love how the characters are simply real. You can totally imagine them being exactly how they were described. And you just have to love them. You love the good. The bad. Because simply there is no other way around it.
The writing is beautiful. With perfect pace and build up. And the feels? Oh man. The feels are everywhere in here. I want my own Drew *sighs deeply*.
Well simply go and read it. Now. Thank me and authors for creating this masterpiece later.
You are welcome.
Without Consequence
Without Truth

Authors’ Bios

Victoria L. James is a teenage girl stuck inside a thirty-something-year-old’s body. A Corona and nacho appreciator with a ridiculous obsession for all things Rocky Balboa, she currently lives in Yorkshire, England, with her husband and two baby boys. Having had a strong passion for words and stories going as far back as she can remember, she credits her love of literature to her Grandma Bess who taught her that you don’t need a lot of money to travel to different worlds, experience new places, and live a thousand lives.

L.J. Stock has always lived in a world of her own, continuously lost in her imagination. Whether in the forests that backed up to her home in Aberdeen when she was only six years old, the unique landscape of Singapore she discovered at eight, or the rolling woodlands that rolled up to Dartmoor during her teen years, there have always been new worlds to explore.

Now an adult living in Houston, Texas, there’s more concrete in the jungle surrounding her, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t stories to tell. She now has too many. When she’s not writing, Louise can be found hanging out with her family, crazy pup, or at the computer lost in her creativity of her successful graphic design business, L.J. Designs.

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Even At Your Darkest by AJ Love – NOW LIVE

Even At Your Darkest by AJ Love


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Life being Layton Parks isn’t easy. Everything she touches seems to just fall apart at her fingertips – the air conditioning, the coffee maker, her ability to say no. A push over at heart, Layton does what she’s told, when she’s told. With two jobs bleeding her dry, she barely has time to register the rut she seems to have fallen in. Despite this, she’s okay with her life. It’s simple and uncomplicated.


Until it isn’t. 


Kane Thatcher doesn’t need any help in being broken because he’s already a walking mass of shattered shards. Unlike Layton, Kane is no one’s Yes Man. After a split decision three years previous turned his world upside down, he’s finally living independent, with no one to worry about but himself.


Until he isn’t. 


He’s curious about her, and determined to make her stand up for herself and be who she wants to be.

She’s a little scared of him, yet knows there’s a softer side of him hiding behind all the hate. 

Will they bring out the best in each other, or will outside obstacles force out the worst? Will hate win over love, or will they be able to navigate their way through it together?


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AJ Love has been writing since she was a little girl, never leaving the house without a notebook. As a corporate stooge and single mother, she spends all ofher free time reading, writing and drinking too much coffee (wine). AJ has a strong passion for the literary world and before writing her book, spent all of her time reviewing others. She also enjoys talking with all that read her book(s), her philosophy being that readers and authors are all part of the same world – a world where they are all enthusiastic about words.


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Promo post: Texas Wildfire (Texas Heroes Book 1)

Texas Wildfire (Texas Heroes Book 1)

‘I Am My Brother’s Keeper’ are the words engraved on the plaque awarded to volunteer firefighter/rancher Titan Sloan. Daily he risks his life to save and protect friends and neighbors. When he finds out the person he loves the most is the one he’s failed to protect, Titan is fit to be tied. Titan Sloan is a hero, but he’s no angel. For years he’s secretly been in love with his Captain’s wife. When he finds out their marriage is a sham and Makenna is being abused, all hell breaks loose. A Texas Wildfire is the backdrop for a story so hot and a love so intense, no one will come through it unscathed.

**Content Warning: This book contains adult language and sexual situations. It is intended for adults 18+ ONLY**


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It wasn’t the way he looked at her, even though his intense gaze made her wet. It wasn’t the nice things he did for her, although his thoughtfulness made her feel important. She wanted Titan and the main reason was just…him. He was sexy, sweet, smart and hot as hell. By the time they were ready to go to bed, Makenna was so ready for him, she wanted to ride him like a horse. Her bold thought made her blush, but she just went with it. They’d been relaxing in front of the television. He’d been enjoying a glass of local Moscato, but Makenna had only taken a sip. Until she found out for sure about the baby, she wouldn’t risk alcohol.

But right now she wanted something more potent—him. Makenna took his glass from his hand and set it down. Standing up slowly, she walked to the door. It took a lot of courage, but she turned, giving him a heated glance. “Titan, I can’t wait any longer. I need you. In bed. Now.” Then, she just turned and walked to his room.

Titan didn’t delay long, only enough to come to his senses. He sprang from the couch, bounded up the stairs, kicked the door closed and ripped off his shirt in one mighty move. Makenna’s eyes widened, not only at all the muscle he’d exposed but because he was stalking her across the room like a great big cat. When he reached her, she kissed him right over his heart but eased away when he tried to catch her hand. “No, I want a chance to just…look at you.” Slowly, she started to circle him. “I’ve watched you, wanted you for so long. The day of the calendar shoot, I stood at the back of the room…and my panties got wet from looking at you. Just you. The only sex in my life that counted was what I’ve had with you.”

Titan went still. This was the sexiest damn thing he’d ever experienced. “You like looking at me about half as much as I enjoy looking at you.” But he wasn’t crazy. If Titan could make her a little crazier for him, he would. After all, he figured it would pay off—in bed. He tried to make it look natural, but he stretched a little, moved his body and flexed a muscle or two.

When Makenna came to his back, she gave in, using both hands to caress him from neck to arms, planting a kiss as high on his back as she could reach. And then she paused to skim her night shirt over her head, leaned in and rubbed on him, brushing her stiff hungry nipples back and forth across his back. As her face was pressed to his skin, she felt his chest rumble from a deep-throated growl. Wrapping her arms around him, she pressed against him, her hands beginning to move. “I want to be as close to you as I can get.”

Titan thought he could be still. He tried. Those small, soft hands of hers crept up from his waist and covered his pecs, rubbing, the palms caressing his nipples. He looked down. His cock was trying to push out of his pants. “You’re teasing the beast, baby.”

Makenna smiled against his skin. What was amazing about all of this was that he was powerful, a male animal in his prime. He could hurt her if he wanted to, but she had no fear whatsoever. Titan would cut off his arm before he would harm one hair on her head. “You’re so sexy, Titan. I’m wet for you.”

She didn’t make it around to his front by herself, she had help. He pulled her around, lunged at her mouth, taking both of her breasts in his hands. As he ravished her mouth, Titan tugged on her nipples. She arched against him, sliding one hand up his chest to encircle his neck. His mouth slid off of hers, spreading a trail of hot kisses over her throat and collarbone. She followed his lead, licking and kissing his throat, then his jaw. Her spare hand wasn’t idle, she teased his nipple, lightly scoring it with her fingernails. “Enough, babe, I’m dying.” With one easy move, he picked her up and carried her to the bed.

“Now the pants, cowboy.” She lay there, spread out and ready for him.

He wasted no time or movement, losing the jeans as fast as he’d lost the shirt. “Better?” He knew his cock was appreciative, it had been living in cramped quarters.

“Come lie on top of me. I need to feel your weight.” This she wouldn’t try to explain, but the sheer bulk of him on top of her made Makenna feel sheltered, enveloped—enclosed. No one could touch her when he stood between her and the world.

“Give me that mouth,” he growled, nipping her bottom lip, eating at her lips. Makenna reveled in his lust, clinging to him and kissing him back just as feverishly. When he pulled away, she thought she’d weep, but he moved down her body, ending up at her feet. Picking up one leg, he caressed the arch, kissing a path from ankle to knee. “Roll over.”

Makenna turned over so quickly, she hoped she preserved some sense of grace. She was so excited. Her arousal was flowing down the inside of her thigh.

“Up on your knees, face in the pillow.”

About two seconds after she’d done as he asked, she felt his mouth against her pussy. “Oh, yes, God, yes.” Not being able to see what he was doing just made it more intense. A lick from his talented tongue made her groan and when he spread her open with his fingers and buried his face in her sex she thought she’d black out. Makenna perched her ass in the air, pushing back, pressing her pussy into his face.

After that, all she could do was hang onto the sheet, because he made it his personal mission to make her scream—and he was very successful. Makenna came so hard she bit a hole in his pillowcase.

Titan couldn’t believe the sight before him. He’d hit the damn love jackpot. There was no sexier woman in the world. For him, she was it. Taking his engorged cock in hand, he fit himself into her cleft, sliding in her cream before pulling back and pushing the head into her opening ever so slowly.

Makenna almost said something about a condom, but she was weak. She was addicted to the feel of him. If something happened, it was on her. She wanted him, she couldn’t deny it. She wanted him forever. So, wanting his child was a natural extension. “More,” she whimpered and he worked his way in halfway. When he pulled back to thrust in, she countered his move, impaling herself on his big cock.

“Mercy!” he bellowed, as his body shook with the need to explode. “Hold on, I can’t stop now.” Grabbing her hips, he began to fuck her hard, covering her back, kissing her neck, grazing the soft flesh with his teeth. When she tightened down around him, milking his cock, Titan saw stars.

Taking her hips in his hands, he held her right where he needed her. Make no mistake about it, he might be on top, but she was calling the shots. At any time, if she gave any hint that she wanted him to let up, to stop, he’d cease and desist. Instead, she begged for him, “More, Ti, harder, more!”

Giving her what she needed, Titan hammered into her. Her little channel caressed him, milked him, burned him with her hunger. “Come for me, baby, I need you so much.” He slid his hands around to her front, one grasping a quivering globe, the other delving between her legs to find her clit.

Titan didn’t know if it was his words or his touch, but she bloomed for him, her body responding in the age-old way of a woman surrendering to a man. With a sexy cry, she came all over him, the pulsing spasms of her channel pushing him over the cliff—a stampede of sensation that kept his cock moving in and out of her long after the clasps of her pussy muscles had milked him of every drop.

Pulling out, he wrapped an arm around her and took her with him, him landing on his back and her spread on top of him like jam on toast. “Did I satisfy you, my Makenna?”

“Completely.” She sighed, relaxing fully against him. “Completely.”

Sable Hunter is a New York Times, USA Today bestselling author of nearly 50 books in 7 series. She writes sexy contemporary stories full of emotion and suspense. Her focus is mainly cowboy and novels set in Louisiana with a hint of the supernatural. Sable writes what she likes to read and enjoys putting her fantasies on paper. Her books are emotional tales where the heroine is faced with challenges. Her aim is to write a story that will make you laugh, cry and swoon. If she can wring those emotions from a reader, she has done her job. Sable resides in Austin, Texas with her two dogs. Passionate about all animals, she has been known to charm creatures from a one tonbull to a family of raccoons. For fun, Sable haunts cemeteries and battlefields armed with night-vision cameras and digital recorders hunting proof that love survives beyond the grave. Welcome to her world of magic, alpha heroes, sexy cowboys and hot, steamy to-die-for sex. Step into the shoes of her heroines and escape to places where right prevails, love conquers all and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream

Be sure to check out all of Sable’s Texas Heroes’ stories

Texas C.H.A.O.S
Texas Maverick
Texas Lonestar
Because I Said So

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Devil’s Demise by Lee Cockburn -Blog Tour For 12 Days of Clink Street

Devil’s Demise


A cruel and sinister killer is targeting Edinburgh’s most powerful women, his twisted sense of superiority driving him to satisfy his depraved sexual appetite. He revels in the pain and suffering he inflicts on his unsuspecting victims but a twist of fate and an overwhelming will to survive by one victim ruins his plans for a reign of terror. His tormented prey will need all her courage if she is to survive the hunt.


Information about the Book

Title: Devil’s Demise

Author: Lee Cockburn

Release Date: 10th November 2014

Genre: Thriller

Page Count: 258

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

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Oh wow! I did not expect so much action in this book. Brilliant read.

This is a gripping story. One that will leave you scared and make you feel like you are being followed. I was so terrified I had problems with going to kitchen during the night. Amazing. Simply amazing. I cannot wait for more from this author. What an astonishing debut novel from Lee Cockburn.

The characters are believable. I think at point too much. Being inside their heads helps you understand them. Amazing.

Total page turner.

Blog Tour: Sam (Size Actually Matters) I Am by Jessica Klide

SAM – I – AM

Jessika Klide


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Synopsis: Piper Wilson:

The first American I met walked into my life at eighteen years old, made me
fall hopelessly in love with him, then vanished without a trace. No text or
phone call. No Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Nothing. That was 6 years

I tried to erase his Sexy Ass Manhood out of my mind, but my mind compares
every man to him. I tried to fill the emptiness in my heart too, but my
heart rejects them all.

But it’s time to face reality. Dirk Sam is never coming back and even if he
did, he can’t save me from my fate. It’s time to marry another man.

Dirk Sam:

When I arrive in London, I’m on a mission.

I have a three day pass from my military assignment to find the woman I
will never stop loving and to explain why I left her without saying goodbye
six years ago.

I pray she will forgive me. I want her in my arms again. I want my lips on
her lips again. I want my cock controlling her moans again.

My mission is to claim what’s mine. Her name is Piper Wilson….

About the Author:

Everyone has secrets!

Jessika Klide is my pen name. I’m from LA … Lower Alabama. The Deep
South. My mind is extremely sensuous, some call that slutty, so it’s just
better to use a pen name. Trust me on this! 😉

I believe lust and love form perfect unions and the stars do align for true

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Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee.

This review is going to be short but I just to write it. All of it. All of the feels.

Omg. This book made me come back from my book slump. Few months with basically making me read anything. And it’s not that I didn’t enjoy the books I was given. On the contrary. I loved them but I just didn’t have the one that would make me love reading again. But this. This woke the love. The eagerness to read again.

Thank you Susan Ee. I’m starting book 2 as I can’t wait to read what will happen with My Raffe.

New look for The Hale Brothers Series by Kathryn Andrews❤️

Title: The Hale Brothers Series
Titles: Drops of Rain, Starless Nights, & Unforgettable Sun
Author: Kathryn Andrews
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Cover Credit: Julie Burke, Heart to Cover, LLC
The Hale Brothers Series

Can you imagine living in a home that is filled with hurt, lies, and fear? Well, that’s what it was like for us. Trapped in a small island town off the West Coast of Florida, for years we watched the tide roll in and out, while keeping so many secrets hidden from the world. Each of us hiding behind a different mask and dealing with our own struggles that ultimately lead us to a breaking point. That expression, “And the truth shall set you free . . .” Well, it did.

In the end, it became our choice. With the help of three amazing, beautiful girls we soaked up the drops of rain, endured the starless nights, and woke each day to an unforgettable sun. We are the Hale Brothers: Drew, Beau, and Matt . . . and these are our stories.
Ali Rain

Sometimes I think to myself, “How did I get here?” Then the pain hits and I remember…it’s because she’s gone. I now live in a new town, go to a new school, and I’m supposed to be moving on with my new life. Only, I no longer know who I am anymore. Dancing is all I have left and every day I feel completely alone. Silence has become the theme song to my life. She said to find some joy and light, but I don’t know how. Mostly, I feel surrounded in darkness…that is until I meet him. 

Drew Hale

I have only one goal, in 298 days I’m going to drive away from this small beach town and never return. People are always watching me closely, too close, and I’m tired of wearing a mask. I need to be free. Swimming is my ticket out of here and I remind myself daily to fly under the radar, stick to my routine, and under no circumstances let anything distract me. I’m not as perfect as they think, most days I am drowning in guilt. I’m not sure I will ever be able to escape the feelings of shame, worthlessness, and just being unwanted…that is until I meet her.

Beau Hale

She said that she was my best friend and then one day she wasn’t. Every day I live with the visible scars, but it’s the invisible ones that hurt the most. They are a constant reminder of everything I’ve lost as well as all the things that I’ll never have. I should be over this by now, it’s been years, but I can’t escape the memories that haunt me. Everyone around me is moving on with their life, so now I need to do the same. Tennis brought me to Columbia University, and I am quickly proving that I will not let anyone defeat me, past or present. I am in control now. Life has taught me the hard way to remember that. But after all this time, I’m still searching for an answer to the one question that is constantly burning in the back of my mind…why?

Leila Starling

He said that he was my best friend, and then one day he wasn’t. It took one moment to change my entire life. What I thought I knew became a lie and nothing was ever the same. Slowly, I picked up the pieces and focused on what I could control…me. I live in New York City and attend one of the world’s most prestigious fashion and design schools. Day after day, I am getting closer and closer to making my dreams come true. I did this all on my own and no one can ever take it from me. I know my future is bright, even if my heart is destined to stay in the dark. The dull ache that still lingers is my daily reminder to rely on no one but myself. Although, after all this time, I still can’t help but wonder…why?

Matt Hale

I’ve never really been included and I’ve never felt like I truly belonged. But then again, how could I? Living on this island, I’ve seen and heard too many things. Lies and secrets. They keep me locked to myself. They’re the real reason I stand on the edge of the horizon and watch from afar. Other people’s lives have grown, evolved, and changed . . . but not mine, it’s exactly the same. Day after day, the sun rises, and every time its rays penetrate my skin, I’m reminded that no matter how desperately I don’t want to be, I’m trapped. I want to live. I want to breathe. I just want to be . . . free.
Elle Summers
If I had my way, I would have walked off the catwalk and straight out of the public eye years ago. Never-ending contracts and obligations have kept me a prisoner until recently. Now it is fear that has me trapped and running from my life. I’m now hiding in a tiny beach cottage in my mother’s hometown, praying no one will find me. No one understands. The demands, lack of control, threats . . . I just want it all gone. I want to escape. When do I finally get to be me? Free.

Kathryn Andrews loves stories that end with a happily ever after. She started writing at age seven and never stopped. Kathryn is an Amazon Bestseller for her much loved Hale Brothers Series and is a chi-lit, contemporary romance, and new adult writer. 
Kathryn graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, and currently lives in Tampa, Florida. She spends her days as a sales director for a medical device company and her nights lost in her love of fictional characters.
When Kathryn is not crafting beautiful worlds that incorporate some of her most favorite real life places, she can be found hanging out with her husband and two young sons, while drinking iced coffee and enjoying the sun. To find out more about Kathryn and her novels, visit:

New Release: Monster Ball Anthology


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Hello #MonsterNation,

It’s your girl Elvira with some fangtastic news! Another ball has come and gone, but the questions surrounding the party still exist! Loyal fans of Monster Nation know that I’ve been trying to track down the ball’s mysterious Proprietor for many years. Who is The Proprietor? It’s the question we Monsters have been dying to know. Now, I promised all our loyal fans an exclusive you don’t want to miss, and I wasn’t kidding! I have found The Proprietor!….apparently. Why apparently, you ask?

Come closer and I’ll tell you. I have no actual recollection of this interview. Neither does my camera man, Carl. Though we’ve searched everywhere, we haven’t found any video footage we undoubtedly would have taken.

All that remains is the audio from our encounter. What you are about to read are the transcripts from our EXCLUSIVE interview with The Monster Ball Proprietor. Remember, you heard it here first!



[rustling can be heard]

Elvira– Carl, I see movement! Are we recording?

Carl– We are green. Camera’s rolling.

Elvira–I’m coming to you live from an undisclosed location as we await the arrival of the creator of The Monster Ball! You heard that right boys and gouls. If our sources are correct, we’ll soon be face to face with the elusive creator of the Monster community’s hottest event of the year. You heard that right, The Proprietor! How did I figure it out? That’s one secret I’ll never tell.

[shuffling and muffled curses can be heard]

Elvira–Dammit, Carl! My dress is caught on this branch. A little help please?!

[the sounds of the camera jostling and a twig snapping can be heard]

Elvira – Thanks, Carl.

[a screen door slams shut and the sound of feet rapidly moving on stairs is audible]

Proprietor – Are you fucking kidding me? Elvira, are you seriously hiding in my bushes?

[camera jostling, branches snapping and delicate curses are heard]

Elvira – Ow. That’s right! It’s your girl, Elvira. But you already knew that. What our audience doesn’t know, is who you are. But that’s all—

[a single snap can be heard. Then the sounds of cupboards slamming shut]

Elvira – Where are we?! Are we in your kitchen?

Proprietor -Yeah, because I’m going to let you out me on my front lawn, Elvira.

[a chair topples and the sound of broken glass can be heard]

Elvira–I KNEW you were The Proprietor! I’ve got so many questions. Why do you keep your identity a secret? If I was throwing a party as spectacular as yours, I’d make sure everyone knew it was me—

Proprietor – Elvira, I swear to the gods….. If you say one more word before I’ve finished my coffee, I. Will. Kill. You!

Elvira – I’ll just clean this up while I wait.

Proprietor – Don’t bother. I’ve got it.

[another snap rings through the room]

Elvira – Well, that’s handy.

Proprietor – Magic. Remember? Now, go sit your ass on my couch and leave me in peace for five minutes and I’ll give you your damn interview.

[heels click along the floor]

Proprietor – Seriously? Take Carl with you! And don’t snoop through my shit!


Elvira – Are you ready?

Proprietor – Almost. Just need my…

[snap sounds loudly]

Proprietor – Blanket. There. I’m ready now.

Elvira–Do you have to snap to work your magic?

Proprietor – No. I just like being a little extra sometimes. I mean, you’ve heard of the extravagance that is The Monster Ball. Need I say more?

Elvira – Well, let’s get started shall we?

Proprietor – Wait. I have two rules. You will never tell anyone who I am. I’ll make sure of that, but I’m going to let you have this little interview in hopes that you will leave me alone after this. I have a life. I choose to remain anonymous for a reason. You will not disrupt my life again. Got it?

Elvira – Um, yes. Of course.

Proprietor – All right. Let’s get this over with. I’m a little grumpy. I just spent the night expending a lot of magic. I need to rest. And who the hell is awake at this hour anyway?

Elvira – You know, you’re not at all what I was expecting. I was anticipating someone more…

Proprietor – Glamorous? Would it make you feel better if I looked like this?

[snap followed by the rustling of fabric]

Elvira – Whoa! That red dress is to die for!

[snap. The sound of something dropping to a chair is heard followed by a snort and the sound of a spoon stirring in a glass]

Proprietor – I don’t dress like that all the time, Elvira. Who the hell wants to walk around in ballgowns every….er….Right, you do. I mean, you totally rock it. I just live a relatively low key life, well, aside from the ball.

Elvira – Now we’re back to the good stuff! You throw the Monster Community’s hottest event of the year! Why don’t you want people to know that you’re The Proprietor? You’re almost as famous as I am, but you don’t want anyone to know…

[ giggling sounds]

Elvira – It just doesn’t make any sense.

[a deep sigh and springs squeaking]

Proprietor – I don’t want to be famous. I guess some people think, throwing The Monster Ball must mean that I like attention, but it really quite the opposite. Everyone thinks of the perks of being “The Proprietor” but nobody ever stops to think about the downside.

Elvira – What could possibly be bad about the fame that would come with announcing yourself?

Proprietor – The Monster Ball as you have so eloquently put it is “the hottest event of the year,” but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily sanctioned. We do our best to keep the secret of Monsters but, just this year we had to handle two assassination attempts, multiple fights, and a rather unfortunate…. mess. Right now, we keep out the worst of the Monster Community. What do you imagine would happen to the ball if people knew how to find me? What do you imagine would happen to me?

Elvira – Wow. I suppose you’re right. I’ve never really thought about it from that perspective. Why don’t we try a fun question then? Why Halloween? You could have chosen any day, so why did you choose the day that’s so important to so many in the Monster Community? In the beginning, it couldn’t have been easy convincing people to come on such an important night.

Proprietor – That’s easy. It’s my birthday.

[something rattles on wood and muttering is barely discernable]

Elvira – The Monster Ball is your birthday party?!

Proprietor – Damnit, Elvira. Are you going to break everything in my house before you go?

[a long pause]

Proprietor – I can see the question swirling in those eyes of yours. Yes. The Monster Ball is essentially my birthday party.

Elvira – Why don’t you demand gifts? I’d sooooooooo demand gifts. You’d make out like a god.

Proprietor – Oh, trust me. Everyone who attends the ball gives me a little gift.

Elvira – What do you…

Proprietor – Nope. Hard pass on that one, Toots.

Elvira – But

Proprietor – Hard pass, Fool.

[a stomp can be heard before a soft thud]

Proprietor – Did you seriously just stomp your foot like a three year old? Carl, does that work for her often?

Carl – You’d be surprised.


Elvira – If you two are quite finished, I’d like to get on with this interview.

Proprietor – Don’t be so sensitive. Come on, hit me with your next question.

Elvira – The Monster Ball has a reputation for bringing a lot of people together. How do you manage so many matches each year?

Proprietor – Sorry Elvira, but to steal your own line… That’s one secret I’ll never tell.

Elvira – I should trademark that, but I don’t want to be perceived as cocky.

[laughter sounds]

Elvira – I know it’s not really a polite question, but what kind of Monster are you? The amount of magic required for the ball means that you must be very powerful, but sitting with you I can’t tell what exactly you are. I don’t think I’ve ever encountered someone like you before.

[a low whistle rings out]

Proprietor – Damn, girl. I can’t believe you went there. I am indeed a unique monster, but what is between my parents and myself. Since you have lady balls, I will give you a little something on this question though. The Monster Ball may be my baby, but I do have help. It requires the magic of three in order to be successful.

Elvira – You have help?! Who?

Proprietor – Sorry, Elvira. That’s not my secret to tell. Now, as much as I’ve enjoyed our time together, I think it’s time for us to be saying goodbye. Carl, you’re one weird, quiet dude. It was a pleasure, but I need some sleep before I turn into a raging witch.

[muffled sounds and heels click]

Elvira – Wait, I want you to know that I have decided to keep your secret.

Proprietor – Uh, what?

Elvira – Oh, don’t act so surprised. I’m not a total bat. Your little speech got to me. The Monster Ball is much better off if you keep your secret.

Proprietor – Wow. I really didn’t expect that from you, Elvira. I feel kinda shitty now to be honest. I want you to know that I really appreciate it, and when you realize what I’ve done, please know it was only as a precaution.

Elvira – When you do what?

Proprietor – This.

[a reverberating snap sounds]


Well, there you have it, boys and gouls. Our exclusive interview with The Monster Ball’s mysterious Proprietor! I hope we cleared up a few questions about the spooktacular event, and for all those questions that remain….. There’s always next year. You know you love me.


Cover reveal: Vampires Death by Reaper MC #3 by Esther E. Schmidt

“Vampires” Death by Reaper MC #2

Title: “Vampires”
Series: Death by Reaper MC
Author: Esther E. Schmidt
Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt
Cover model: Scott Holliday
Photographer: Reggie Deanching of
Release Day: October 23, 2018

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Being kidnapped and unexpectedly thrust into the paranormal world she didn’t even know existed has overwhelmed Tessera. Even more, because her savior is the President of the Death by Reaper MC, Vampire Charter, who claimed her as his eternal mate.

Between protecting his mate from his own wrath and trying to balance his MC duties, Jagger is fighting a battle bigger than the fight between good and evil. Finding a solution for the stack of danger that keeps growing might involve teaming up with a new enemy who is reluctant to join forces. With a threat of an apocalypse in the near future, there is no option other than to surrender to the truth more paranormal lives are needed to keep the rest of the world living.

Evil hides in the inevitable to rectify redemption. Dive into book two of Death by Reaper MC and submit to the reality crawling into the darkness might be the only good this world has to offer.

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Not Every Scar is Visible…What do you do when the girl you want can’t even remember your name?

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One day she ignores my existence, and the next she smiles and talks to me
as if she knows me, as if she wants me.

What the hell is she playing at? She’s driving me up the wall.

I want her so bad I can’t think straight.

It’s the last thing I need, with these strange nightmares that plague my
nights and make me wonder whether something happened in my past.

Something I can barely remember.

Memories of a bogeyman, and a body, and blood, and fear unlike any I’ve
ever felt in my life.

Between the dreams and this sexy psycho-girl, I might as well be losing my

Unless I find out what’s going on, get the girl and lay the bogeyman to
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