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Gena D. Lutz’ Prime Wolf Series Character Inspiration

Here is the list of her character inspiration!

She has told me when I asked about it that:

I searched for the images after I saw them come alive in my mind…Collin was the toughest. Declan was the easiest…his personality shone through from the beginning. Harpers also. Tegan gradually built but she was tough from the start.

As she comes across more I will add them!

The reading order can be found HERE.

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Ember Stilwell ~ Prime Werewolf / Vampire ~ Hybrid

  • not just a wolf, but thanks to a curse that plagued her family for the past two centries, she is part vampire as well.

Harper Price ~ Vampire

  • Ember’s best friend and roommate who happens to be a Vampire.

Nathan Hayes ~ Prime Werewolf

  • Part of the same pack as Ember, co-worker at the bar and friend to her as well. 

Roxanne Delaney ~ Human

  • Owner/Waitress at The Venus Cafe 

Tommy Blair ~ Alpha Werewolf of the Prime Pack

  • Alpha Werewolf in Ember’s Pack

Sylvia Blair ~ Alpha mate ~ Werewolf

  • Mate to Tommy

Collin Hayes ~ Adelphi Leader ~ Werewolf

  • Nathan’s cousin.

Milo Walker ~ Adelphi Werewolf

  • Collin’s second in command

Mojo ~ Dog

  • Milo’s pup

Orea ~ Queen of the Water Nymphs

  • The wolves inhabit her island. 

Tegan Knox~ Adelphi Werewolf/Witch

  • Head of clean up and disposal 

Tyson Ford ~ Vampire

  • Leader of the Gatherers

Alexandra ~ Witch

  • The one who put the curse on Ember and her family

Naomi ~Werewolf

  • Ember’s Great grandmother

Declan ~ Prime Werewolf

  • The peacekeeper

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Tidal by Emily Snow –> Release 12/7/12

The author of Devoured has a new stand alone book coming out in December. (this is not connected to Devoured)

She has posted the first two chapters on her website so you can go read and see if it is something you would like to add to your list of books!

Here is the blurb…

Now that Willow Avery is out of rehab, she’s got one chance left to prove herself before she’s officially on every director’s shit list. At least, that’s what her parents and agent are claiming. She doesn’t really give a damn if she never makes another movie or not—she just wants to get on with her life, get back to her friends, and find her next escape. But Willow is broke. And whether she likes it or not, acting is the only job she knows how to do.

When she accepts the lead in a beach drama, Willow finds herself in Hawaii. And in Hawaii, she finds Cooper, the gorgeous surfer hired to train her for her new role. With the bluest eyes she’s ever seen and the sexiest Australian accent she’s ever heard, Cooper’s different from the men she’s used to. He doesn’t want to use her. And he refuses to let her fail. But when an old friend re-enters Willow’s life—a friend whose toxicity she’s been drawn to time and time before and whose presence brings about the painful memories she’s tried so hard to suppress—Willow will have to choose between the girl she was and the person she’s becoming. The lifestyle that helps her forget the pain and the man she’s falling hard for.

She has also posted her picks for Willow and Cooper! 🙂

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Characters of Devoured according to Emily Snow

I have not yet read this book but when I was looking at her website I saw that she had some pictures posted of her ‘cast’ and thought I would share it.

If you have not read the book just yet she has the first chapter posted HERE on her website so you can go see if it might be something you would want to read.

Here is the trailer for the book!

She also has a playlist posted.

There’s something about finding that perfect song for certain scenes that can really make characters jump off the page, and I often find myself mentally creating song lists when I’m reading books by my favorite authors, too. Here’s a look at what I listened to while writing:

1. “Bad Romance” by Halestorm
2. “Wicked Game” by Stone Sour
3. “Addicted” by Saving Abel
4. “Lollipop” by Framing Hanley
5. “Toxic” by Britney Spears or Static Lullaby (depended on my mood for the day!)
6. “Paradise” by Coldplay
7. “Last to Know” by Three Days Grace
8. “Love Hurts” by Incubus
9. “Bad Girlfriend” by Theory of a Deadman
10. “Birthday Cake” by Rihanna
11. “The Promise” by In This Moment
12. “Leave the Lights On” by Meiko
13. “Take Me Under” by Three Days Grace
14. “Built for Sin” by Framing Hanley

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Up and Coming –> Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley

The book does not release until March 25, 2013 … but like I said before I am a sucker for rockers!!! I saw on Katie’s website  the pictures for her inspiration for the book as well as a teaser… so here is another to add to your list because it has been added to mine.

Music of the Heart 

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Blurb:

For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple—join her brothers’ band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she’s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member. Of course, she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupie’s, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn’t in his bed on purpose.

Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls. Of course, the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type. So he is more than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn’t last a week on their tour bus, she is more than willing to prove him wrong. But as Jake’s personal life begins to implode around him, he finds an unlikely ally in Abby. He’s never met a woman he can talk to, joke with, or most importantly make music with.

As the week starts comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go. Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together?

To see the teasers or this one I have them posted HERE (I got them from her website)

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Tara Sivec’s Dream Cast for the Chocolate Lovers Series!!!

YAY!!!!! So she has posted her dream cast on her website so if you are wondering who she picked here it is…

  • Carter—> she was torn between two people

1) Ian Harding

Carter.  Oh dear, sweet Carter.  This is a tough one because there are two beautiful, blue-eyed hotties I have in mind.  First, Ian Harding from the TV show Pretty Little Liars.  There is just something about this man’s smile that does me in.  LOVE him!

2) Zach Effron

My 2nd choice would be (no one throw sharp objects at me) Zac Effron.  And no, I’m not talking about that jail-bait High School Musical shit.  I’m talking Charlie St. Cloud, hot as fuck Zac Effron.  And he’s legal now.  I checked.

  • Claire—> Rachel McAdams

Next up, Claire.  This is another tough one because Claire is so much like me.  And I am no Hollywood starlet!  But, I’m going with one of my all time favorites and someone I have a HUGE girl crush on, Rachel McAdams.

  • Liz—> Kristen Bell

Liz, my BFF in real life and someone who needs to be able to deliver snark like no other – Kristen Bell.  Aside from the fact that Veronica Mars was, is, and always will be my favorite show – I think Kristen Bell could rock the line, “Do you and the Ya Ya Brotherhood have a secret handshake too?”

  • Jim—> Topher Grace

And for Liz’s other half, Jim, I’m going with Topher Grace.  Jim is for the most part a quiet, easy-going guy who has no problem letting his wife wear the pants in the relationship.

  • Jenny—> Isla Fisher

Jenny – oh, dumb Jenny, how I love thee.  Considering I’ve seen the movie Wedding Crashers eleventy billion times and laugh hysterically every time the bedroom scene comes on where she says, “Baby, I’m going to make all your fantasies come true” and then shoves a sock in Vince Vaughns mouth and he’s freaking out because it’s NOT a fantasy of his…she HAS to be Jenny.
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  • Drew—> Ashton Kutcher

And last, but not least – Drew.  This was another tough one.  Drew is cute, but he’s a giant man child.  He’s silly and a little bit dumb and never realizes people are laughing at him and not with him.  The only person I can picture is Kelso from That 70’s Show.
Drew, meet Ashton Kutcher.

  • Clair’s Dad –> Robert De Niro

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Teasers ~ Up to Me by M. Leighton

Today I noticed that M. Leighton had posted something on her website it is a first look little sneak peak into the second book of The Bad Boys series (UP TO ME) here is what she had posted… SO exciting!!! and I LOVE her inspiration!! 🙂 he is HOT!

Okay, I was going to wait to post ANYTHING about Up to Me, the book to follow Down to You, which will be out in January.  BUT, I decided to go ahead and give you a little peek into what’s going on in this book.  You’ll have questions when you see this, such as why the long hair?  Why the goatee?  But I can’t answer those. You’ll just have to read it and find out.  But let me assure you, you will LOVE it!  Oh.  My.  Gosh.  I’m so excited!  I broke my cardinal rule and told my sister all about what I have in store for the books.  Rather than ruining it, I think it just made her that much more excited.  She asks me every day if it’s ready for her yet.  LOL  That is a very, very good sign;)

So, here is your first visual for book 2.  Charlie Hunnam, the celebrity face for my twins.  Enjoy!!!

Here is the Blurb as well:

Happily ever after doesn’t come easy. But for love, it’s always worth the fight.

Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms. He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside her chest. Unfortunately, their happily ever after is short-lived when a shadow from Cash’s past threatens to turn their world upside down.

Dangerous people from his father’s world have discovered that Cash holds information that could put them away for a very long time. And they’re willing to do anything—and hurt anybody—to get it back. Giving it up means Cash must choose between the life of his father and the life of Olivia.

Having nearly overcome her wariness of bad boys, Olivia’s trust is shaken when this new threat arises. Now she finds that Cash is not only a danger to her heart, but his family has associations that are a danger to her life as well. She soon discovers that there are some situations in life where trust is a girl’s only option. And this is one of them. If she’s to live, she must trust Cash with her life. But to Olivia, that’s much, much easier than letting go and trusting him with her heart.

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She also has released the Cover so that we can all see the wonderful cover!

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She also has posted teasers… but before we get to that here is the playlist for the book

Teaser 1

He squeezes me and presses his lips to my shoulder.  I can barely feel them through the lapel of my robe.
“Can I take this off you?” he breathes.  “I want to feel your skin against mine.”
A pang of desire zings through me at the thought of him holding my naked body against his.  It was only a few hours ago that we had sex for the fifth time today, but it feels like an eternity ago. So much has happened since then, so many emotions have come and gone, that it feels…different.
“Yes,” I whisper in response, answering him before my mind can talk me out of it.
I start to sit up, but Cash stops me.  He leans up on one elbow and pulls my hair away from my face and neck, bending to press his lips against the soft skin beneath my ear.
“Let me.”
Teaser 2
I walk over, stopping at the bar across from her.  I watch as she wraps the last bottle and puts it back on the shelf.  She looks around, making sure everything is done and the bar is clear before she turns to me. “Have I ever told you how beautiful you are?”
Shyly, she looks away for a heartbeat before she brings her eyes back to mine.  She’s still not quite comfortable with compliments, which shocks me.  How someone who looks like she does could ever feel less than drop-dead gorgeous is beyond me.  Yet she does.  In a backward way, that makes her even more appealing.
“You might’ve mentioned it once or twice before,” she says coyly, biting her lip in that way I love. It makes me want to carry her into the back room again.  But it would have to be quick.  And a quickie isn’t what I want with this girl.  Unless it can be followed up with something much more…thorough.
Watching me from the corner of her eye, she turns and starts walking slowly toward the cut-out. With the bar between us, I walk with her.
“That’s right.  I did mention it before.  I remember telling you how amazing you are.  I think we were in front of a mirror.”  My dick twitches behind my zipper just thinking about sliding into Olivia from behind and coming inside her in the ladies’ bathroom at Tad’s. “Does that sound familiar?”
As she walks, she glances up at me from the corner of her eye.  I see the flash of hot desire.  I know she remembers it just as perfectly as I do.
She clears her throat.  “Um, yeah.  That seems vaguely familiar.” Her grin is playful.
God, what a tease!
“Vaguely?  Maybe I didn’t pound it into you hard enough.”
“Oh, I think you pounded it in plenty hard.”
“Maybe I should’ve taken the time to give you a good tongue-lashing, too, then.”
“Oh, I think the form of communication you used was very effective.”
“So it’s all coming back to you now?”
“Yes, it’s all coming back to me.”
“If you’re lying, I could sweat it out of you, you know.”
“I’m not lying.  It’s etched into my memory. Permanently.”
“Maybe we should revisit it, just so you’re clear on everything we discussed.  I want to make sure it’s in there.  Nice and deep.  So you never forget it.”
Finally her grin turns into a giggle just as we’re nearing the cut-out at the end of the bar.  When she rounds the corner, I’m there blocking her way with my body.
“I doubt there’s anything you could do to get it in there any deeper.”
“Oh, I can think of one or two things.  The only way we’ll know for sure, though, is to try. And I don’t know about you, but I’m committed to this.  Invested.  And I’m nothing if not thorough.”
Teaser 3
Cash’s back is to me. I see him run his fingers through his hair and I hear him sigh again.  “I’m asking you to trust me, Olivia.”  He turns to face me.  “Trust in what you know about me.  Because I know, if you stop listening to your fear, you know who I am.  Deep down.  You know me, Olivia.  You know me.”
His voice is sincere. His expression is urgent.  I close my eyes against his face, his handsome face, the face that haunts both my waking and my sleeping world.  I open them again when I feel warm hands cup my cheeks.  Cash is a breath away, his eyes oceans of midnight, drawing me out into the deep.
“It’s me,” he says softly.  “Stop listening to everything else.  Remember the way you feel when I’m kissing you and touching you.  Don’t think with your head.  You know me.  And when my lips are on yours, you trust me.”  As if to make his point, he dips his head and brushes his mouth over mine.  Sparks fly between us.  As always.  “You trust me, when my hands are on your skin.”  He runs his palms down my arms and then over to my waist where he pushes them up under the edge of my shirt.  Chills break out down my back.  “You trust me when you turn your mind off, when you just feel.”
Teaser 4
I dig around in my purse for my key as I approach the front door.  I’m distracted as I slip it in and unlock the knob, turning to wave to Cash. But he’s not on his bike at the curb. It’s resting on the kickstand, motor idling. He’s charging up the sidewalk toward me.  Before I can even blink, my back is pressed to the cool metal of the door, Cash’s lips are on mine and his hands are in my hair.

I melt into him.  Relief that he was feeling the same way battles for dominance with the desire to drag him into my bedroom, shut the door and pretend nothing and no one exists outside it.
But before I can give in to that urge, Cash is pulling back, giving me room to breathe and giving rational thought the tiny crack it needs to wiggle back into my mind.
His eyes, darker than the night around us, search mine as his hands move from my hair to my shoulders and down my arms to grip mine.  “Do me a favor,” he whispers, curling my fingers over the back of his and bringing them to his mouth.
“What?”
His eyes never leave mine as he brushes his lips over my knuckles.  “Dream of me tonight,” he says softly.  He watches me, waiting for a response.  I have no words, so I simply nod.  He doesn’t need to know that no one else occupies my dreams. No one.
“Dream of my lips, teasing you.”  Straightening one of my fingers, he kisses the tip.  His voice is like velvet and his words are like an aphrodisiac.  “Dream of my tongue, tasting you.”  His tongue sneaks out to flick the end of my finger.  A surge of desire rocks my core. “And I’ll dream of you.  Of what it feels like to be inside your warm, wet body.”  As if to show me what he feels, Cash sucks my finger into his mouth and pulls it in and out of his mouth, back and forth over his tongue.  I can barely breathe.
He pulls it out, but before he lets it go, he gives it a gentle bite. I feel a burn in the pit of my stomach, a drop of lava in a boiling volcano.
“Good night, Olivia,” he says quietly.  And then he turns and walks away.

Black Falcon Series Inspiration from Michelle A. Valentine

For those who may not know I am a SUCKER for a great Rock Star book and when I found this one I got so excited!

I came across her blog and have read the first two chapters she has posted HERE and I was hooked already! It starts off pretty damn good and well lets just say I have a love/hate relationship with teasers and well this was a teaser for sure! BUT the wait is not too long the book comes out on the 20th so I am waiting! I need me a rock star fix!!!

She has also posted pictures of all the guys along with a little snip-it from the book…which is awesome since now we will have someone in mind before we start to read!!!

Noel Falcon (vocalist)

Striker (front man of Embrace the Darkness, they open for Black Falcon from time to time)

Riff (lead guitarist)

Trip (drums)

Tyke (bass)

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Some Inspiration from Cherise Sinclair for The Masters of The Shadowlands

So she doesn’t usually post pictures for the most part of the men she pictures as the Masters. But she has recently posted a few pictures of some of the Masters at Shadowlands (well who she believes they resemble)… and of course I was EXCITED!!! So here is what she has posted thus far (if she posts more I will add them)… oh how I LOVE inspiration photos from authors! This just makes reading the books so much more fun! 🙂 Here is a list of all the Masters from the books… the last four are the ones she posted pictures for.

Master Z

Master Cullen

Master Dan

Master Sam –> Sam Elliott (oh man that voice!!)

Master Nolan –> Manu Bennett

Master Marcus –> Lucas Bryant

Master Simon –> George Clooney

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Inspiration for the Sole Regret guys by Olivia Cunning

On her BLOG she has posted pictures of the guys who inspired the guys from Sole Regret…

Here are the guys….

Gabe / Force -> Drums  (Rich Luzzi)

Adam -> Lead Guitarist (Jacoby Shaddix)

Jacob / Shade -> Vocalist (M. Shadows)

Owen / Tags -> Bass Guitarist (Ian Somerhalder – the ‘pretty boy’ of the group)

Kellen / Cuff -> Rhythm Guitarist (Anthony Kiedis – the long-haired version)

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The Mighty Storm Character Inspirations from Samantha Towle

I was looking at her Facebook Page and saw that she posted pictures of who she pics the characters to look like. I dont think I can say this enough… I LOVE LOVE LOVE when the authors do this!!!! So here they are…

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