Blog Tour: Ruby by Jettie Necole

30 de julio de 2014

A historical romance begins to blossom around Lady Ruby Waterfield, but family secrets and unpredictable suitors expose a world of supernatural creatures—ancient enemies bound by war: vampires and warlocks. 

Set in 1811 England, Ruby finally attends her first London Season at the age of eighteen. After departing from her safe, secluded childhood in the country, she quickly discovers that taking her rightful place among the aristocracy is the least of her worries after she becomes the target of a vindictive vampire. Determined to learn the truth about her family bloodlines, this clever debutante must navigate her pursuit while two gentlemen—one, her loyal best friend; the other, a mysteriously handsome stranger—grow increasingly tied to her future. From the dark alleys of Covent Garden to the lavish balls of the high society ton, clandestine agendas leave Ruby's heart exposed to a dangerous new world of mystery, magic, and love. 

Ruby is the first novel in the Tree of Blood series that takes root in exposing the origins of supernatural bloodlines. 

Ruby unites the seductive and sinister actions of the supernatural with the allure and elegance of a Regency romance.
Buy Now

  • Amazon
  • B&N
  • smashwords
  • iTunes
  • Createspace

  • add-to-goodreads-button31  
    Excerpt #1:

    She opened her eyes to find a strange man above her.
    “Ahh,” he sighed. “Your eyes are the color of jade. I imagined them to be dark, like your hair. How strange.”
    She continued to stare at him without a word. His figure loomed over her, and he stared at her with large, black eyes, like those of a bird, she thought. His thin, black hair fell past his chin, making him appear delicate, almost beautiful. His lips curved to a smile.
    “I find you just as beautiful, my dear,” he said.
    His statement shocked her; it was as if he’d read her thoughts.
    “Yes, I know what you think presently, but….” He paused for a moment. “Not all of them. You keep something hidden from me. Hmm, how strange. Very well. It seems you are more interesting than I first thought.”
    “What is it that you want?” she spat out.
    “Oh, please do not start with that nonsense,” he chided. “My plans are not for you to know. However, I will assure you that now I have seen you, I plan to keep you, at least for a while.”

    Excerpt #2:

    Ruby studied the man’s attire. His black coat was soaked. He must have been caught in the wind and rain, she noted. The clothing was basic, nothing impressive. He is impressive, though, she thought. His disheveled appearance could not hide his attractive qualities. And at first sight she could have sworn she’d come upon a character from one of her books—the gallant prince turned pirate. Perhaps it was his tall, strong form and unshaven face that gave him such a roguish appearance. It also wasn’t hard to look into his blue eyes, which peered out from beneath his lengthy wet mop of black hair.

    His deep voice interrupted her thoughts. “Do you usually keep your visitors waiting?”

    “Not the visitors I have been expecting,” she remarked with a smile.

    “It seems that you’ve tortured me long enough,” he said with a wink.

    “I think the rain has done more than I,” she mocked, motioning toward his apparel.

    He remembered his appearance and ran a hand through his damp hair. He felt nervous and didn’t understand why. “Please excuse my appearance,” he apologized.


    Jettie Necole is the author of the new adult novels, The Vault and Ruby.

    She has created two new series—A dystopian society forced underground and a paranormal war among ancient enemies. Both have characters forced into new and unusual situations. Although survival is always key, the search for love is never far away.

    Born and raised in Kentucky, she spent most of her time daydreaming, taking photos, shooting movies, reading and watching Star Trek and Highlander. Having a passion for the art of storytelling and the dynamics of film production, she earned a bachelor's degree in Film & Television from the University of Texas at Austin, during which she wrote, directed, and edited her own films. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles where she worked in the Film and Television industry. Currently she lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband and their fluffy Goldendoodle named Oliver. 

    When she's not writing she loves reading and watching anything with romance, action, sci-fi and horror.

    EJ Button

Cover Reveal: Black Collar Empire by by A.N. Latro

Today we are revealing the cover for BLACK COLLAR EMPIRE by A.N. Latro, but there's also a bonus! We are also revealing 2 novellas in the series -- BLACK COLLAR BEGINNINGS: CUBA and BLACK COLLAR BEGINNINGS: NEW YORK.

All of these books will be released on Thursday, August 21st.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00051]



After two years away, Seth Morgan has returned to New York, desperate to honor his father's dying wish for a unified family. But the heir’s welcome is sadly lacking: his family’s criminal empire is divided, the woman he loves hates him, and his brother Caleb has become a cold stranger.

When a brotherly spat becomes a vicious misunderstanding that ends with Caleb dead, Seth is left reeling, and unsure who to trust. Emma Morgan grew up while her closest cousin was away. She’s been sheltered her entire life from the realities of their family—something Seth has every intention of changing upon his return. But not everyone in the syndicate is happy to have Seth home, and there are secrets surrounding Caleb’s murder. The deeper Seth and Emma dig, the clearer it becomes that not everyone shares their dream for the Morgan Syndicate, and not everyone wants the heir to ascend.
Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00051]
BLACK COLLAR BEGINNINGS: CUBA GOODREADS LINK:   BLACK COLLAR BEGINNINGS: CUBA BLURB Alone in Cuba, Seth Morgan isn’t mafia royalty—he’s a thug with a gun, and everything to prove. When the shadowy kingpin behind the Cuban syndicate finally takes notice, nothing in Seth’s world will ever be the same. Before the Empire, there was exile. A novella, set just before Black Collar Empire.
Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00051]
BLACK COLLAR BEGINNINGS: NEW YORK GOODREADS LINK:   BLACK COLLAR BEGINNINGS: NEW YORK BLURB: Caleb Morgan is the black sheep of the family. Two years of his brother’s absence has left him cold and alone—except for Emma, the youngest Morgan. Because with Seth gone, there is no one else to teach—or protect—their innocent cousin. But teaching isn’t always pretty—not in family who peddles in crime.
Author Bio: AN Latro loves good wine and the ocean, and prefers to write with both. She has a passion for bad boys in books, and stories that make you feel. She can most often be found along the Florida coast.

Release Day: The Bondage Club by Alexandrea Weis

29 de julio de 2014

A man looking for a new beginning

Hunter Donovan is a writer who dreamed of penning the great American novel but settled for a job running the family business, Donovan Books. Trapped publishing other people’s stories, Hunter buries his frustrations in vodka and an endless parade of one-night stands. 

A woman with a secret

Cary Anderson is the perky, petite, and staunchly determined editor who is well versed in erotica fiction. But Cary has a kinky side that she is struggling to keep hidden from the world.

Fed up with dwindling sales, Hunter hopes to breathe new life into his publishing house by breaking into the risqué world of erotica. He hires Cary to rescue his company and she is keen to show her new boss everything she knows. But what starts out as a lesson in sexual fiction turns into an unexpected roller coaster ride of disastrous romantic encounters. And just when Cary helps stir Hunter’s creative voice, he uncovers the truth about her wicked ways. 

Some ties that bind can cut right to the heart in…The Bondage Club.
Buy Now

 The veil of evening was reaching across his office window when Hunter’s cell phone on the side of his desk rang. Checking the caller ID, he frowned when he saw that the number was blocked.

      “This is Hunter Donovan,” he barked into the phone.

      “Do you always answer the phone in such a cheerful manner?” a seductive female voice reprimanded.

      “That depends on who this is.”

      “Cary told me of your little meeting today, and your interest in my next book. You don’t waste any time do you?”

      Hunter’s heart skipped a beat. “Well, well, Ms. Slut. Nice to hear your voice again. I hope your time at the Book Expo was worthwhile.”

      “You were the highlight of my trip, Mr. Donovan.”

      Hunter smiled as he sat back in his creaky desk chair. “I’m so glad. I was beginning to think you didn’t like me.”

      “Have you ever met a woman who didn’t like you?”
      The question made Hunter chuckle. “Which answer will get me your next book, Ms. Slut?”
      A high-pitched tinkling laugh came through the speaker of his iPhone, making Hunter’s stomach flutter ever so lightly. “I like a man who doesn’t waste time with sweet talk. Check your email. I just sent you the manuscript. It’s called The Bondage Club, and if you’re interested, e-mail me a contract, and I will look it over.”
      “Can I ask what it’s about? I mean, with a title like that I can guess, but….” His voice faded as his curiosity rose. 
      “There are many different kinds of bondage, Mr. Donovan, that don’t involve ropes, chains, or even handcuffs.”
      Hunter gaped at his cell phone. “I don’t get it.”
      “Love can be a form of bondage,” she explained. “We can get tied to someone just as easily as we can be tied up by someone. The book is about bondage in all of its forms.”
      “Then I look forward to reading it.” He paused as he thought of an idea. “But why not come to my office? We can discuss the details of the contract over lunch,” he pursued with a hint of insistence in his voice.
      “I don’t think so. Lunch with you would be dangerous.”
      Hunter coyly smiled. “For which one of us, Ms. Slut?”    
      “I’m not your type, Mr. Donovan.”
      Hunter’s body rippled with the hint of a challenge. “You never know; if Donovan Books handles your novel, we may grow on each other.”
      “I hope not. Getting involved with the man who publishes my book would complicate matters. I’m also a very demanding author. I might get on your nerves after a time.”
      “I have a lot of demanding authors. You would fit right in.”
      “Do you usually try and date your authors, or will I be the first?”
      He fingered a corner of the manuscript open on the desk before him as his imagination began to wander. “You would be the first. I never date clients.”
      “I heard a nasty little rumor to the contrary, about your brother and Monique Delome. They were engaged and then she up and married some Texas oil man. Lucky girl.”
      “Lucky to be rid of my brother,” Hunter returned, pushing the manuscript in front of him to the side.
      “Oh, do I detect a note of sibling rivalry, Mr. Donovan?”
      He leaned back in his chair and turned his eyes to his arched window. “Rivalry, nah. More like deep-seated hatred. And if I’m going to bare my soul to you, you should start calling me, Hunter.”
      “Let me guess, Hunter.” Her voice was throaty and delicious, spurring on his desire. “He stole your Legos when you were six and you have never forgiven him.”
      Hunter ran his hand over his face, feeling the conversation was getting a little too personal. “Never mind my brother. Let’s talk about you.” 
      “I make it a practice never to talk about myself. The less people know about me, the better.”
      “I don’t agree, Ms. Sl….” Hunter crinkled his brow. “What else can I call you? Ms. Slut is too—”
      “Call me Smuttie, if you like.”
      “Smuttie…don’t you have a real name?”
      “Smuttie is all you need to know.” The sound of voices in the background broke in. “Let me know what you think of my manuscript, Hunter. I’ll be waiting to hear from you.” Then the line went dead.



Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.

Tie-In Novels:
(Each Novel is a Stand-Alone read)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

EJ Button

Cover Reveal: Branded (Strand Brothers #1) by Lora Ann

Some choices are simple, some are hard, and some leave a brand.

One unforgettable night at a masquerade changes it all.

Mogul Nik Strand is all too familiar with the curve balls life likes to throw. Believing his soul can never be restored, he covers his pain and heartbreak with money. The more the better—as his heart is nothing but ice. 

Aimee Taylor makes a decision that will haunt her forever. Unfortunately life doesn’t come with a do over; therefore, she makes the best out of what she has.

An unforeseen circumstance brings these two together again, even though, neither can explain how or why the other seems so familiar. As love tries to heal this wounded couple, a common adversary seeks to destroy. 

Please note: This book has strong language, violence, and sexual content. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.

He only nodded, deep in thought. “I can help you,” he declared.

I was not expecting that. Honestly, I was growing skeptical. What if he offered to hire me? Yes, I was more than attracted to him, but I was no longer hiring myself out. That chapter of my life was over—the end. “How, exactly?”

Again with the half-smile—Dear Lord—he replied, “Marry me.”

“Excuse me? Look, this is the twenty-first century. A woman doesn’t get married because some asshole threatens her. Come on! That’s just absurd.”

Well, that did it. Now he was furious. He stood up so fast I thought he was going to knock over the sofa and me with it. Then he began to pace while he growled, “I’m fully aware of the century, Aimee. The point is, that ‘asshole’ can wreak havoc on your life like you’ve never seen. You cannot ignore him and hope he’ll go away. You need protection, and I can provide it. It’s really that simple,” he apprised.

Now I was angry. “First off, don’t talk down to me. I’m not a child. I’m obviously aware he can ruin my life. That was why I had agreed to stay with him in the first place. I have plenty of money to hire my own protection. I damned sure don’t need your help, Mr. Strand.”

He grabbed my upper arms. “Yes, Ms. Taylor, you do need me.”

“You know what…Piss off!” I broke free of his grasp and marched over to the elevator to push the call button. The door opened immediately.

I heard Nik bellow, “Aimee. Get your ass back in here, now!”

As the doors slid closed, I flipped him off. Just who did that man think he was? I would figure this out myself. I was sick and tired of these powerful, commanding men telling me what to do with my life. They could all go to hell.

Lora is a Missouri native who relocated to California as a teen. She spent several years as an international flight attendant for a major airline, before taking on her greatest job ever, a stay-at-home mom. Now she resides in Kentucky with her family, and has taken on her newest adventure, writing.


EJ Button

Related Posts

Blog contents © Living Between Books 2010. Blogger Theme by Nymphont.