Welcome to The Romance Reviews’ Romance Madness Hop, which will last from January 25th. 12:00am EST until January 29, 11:59pm EST. This means you can space all your hopping out over a span of 5 days!
The theme of the hop is romances we love, so of course I want to share my favorite romance of all time!
I’ve been an avid romance reader since the age of 13, which means I have a good couple of decades of romance under my belt. Needless to say, picking just one favorite romance is mighty damn hard to do! But of all the books I’ve read, there’s one that stands out more than the rest, one romance which I go back to time and again whenever I want to re-experience that feeling of falling in love. For me, it’s To Tame a Highland Warrior, by Karen Marie Moning.
Like most of my favorite romances, this book features paranormal elements. The hero, Grimm, is born into a family of Berserkers. He leaves his ancestral home after a horrifying massacre that he believes his father caused in a Berserker rage. Due to his “curse”, he doesn’t believe himself worth of the heroine’s love. So he sets out to guard (and love) her from afar, never believing she could belong to him. This gives the book a tortured Beauty and the Beast sort of vibe that I find absolutely irresistible.
The heroine, Jillian, doesn’t know about Grimm’s past or his curse, but she does know one thing. He’s the only man she’s ever loved. And she’s determined to make him her own.
I admit I’m a total sucker for Beauty and the Beast themes. In fact, you’ll catch a hint of that in my book, Blood of the Demon, Book 1 in my Demons of Infernum series. The hero, Keegan, is a half demon, interdimensional bounty hunter who’s determined not to give in to his attraction to psychometric art gallery owner. Not only because of his half demon heritage, but also because he may be forced to kill her in order to save the world. Here’s a little more on the story:
Demons of Infernum
Keegan lives to exact revenge on the evil demon who sired and abused him. When his father devises a plan to bring on the apocalypse, he and his three half-brothers, interdimensional bounty hunters for the Elden Council, are charged with capturing and delivering their father for punishment.
Art gallery owner Brynn Meyers has no idea that her ability to read memories embedded in objects and drain people of their life force means she has demon ancestry. Unfortunately for Brynn, she’s also the key to raising an ancient zombie army, which puts her on every demon’s Most Wanted List.
And no one wants her more than Keegan’s father.
Keegan must protect Brynn from his father by any means necessary, but he’ll have to learn to harness the other half of his genetics—the far deadlier, uncontrollable half—when he starts to fall for the one woman standing between him and the vengeance he so desperately seeks. The one woman he’ll never be able to resist.
And coming soon:
Demons of Infernum
Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Taeg’s family in his quest for revenge.
Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she’s immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it—and any others who get in her way.
Maya is Taeg’s best hope for uncovering the sword. Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!
I’ll be happy to award one print copy of Blood of the Demon via Rafflecopter below! (Print book prize valid for US or Canada only winners only. International winner will receive an ebook in the format of his/her choice.)