Tag Archives: Gena D. Lutz

~ Giveaway ~

When I started this whole blogging adventure I never thought that I would end up with a thousand people who like and follow me on Facebook. I had originally started it because I had been asked by some friends what I thought of some books, then when I had told them of a few ones that were really good they had asked what I would suggest to read next. I thought hmmm why not just start a page for them to follow what I think, then I looked into starting an actual blogging page. I have had so much fun reading, putting my reviews up and having people actually care about what I think. I love finding giveaways to share with people. I enjoy finding news on new books and sharing. So when I hit 1,000 on Facebook as well as hitting my 1 year of blogging, I wanted to put a giveaway together as a thank you!  I don’t do many giveaways so this has been fun and exciting for me.

I wanted to send out a huge thank you! Without these great authors (and more) I wouldn’t be able to do this!!!! So…

Thank You!!!!!! For all you do!!!

I don’t know if authors understand what they do for people like me (booklovers). We are able to sit and read, to escape from reality. Sometimes it is a need I am not sure many get unless you have a love and passion for books. When things may be too hectic or stressful we turn to you to help us leave it all behind even if for an hour or so. I know that a thank you may not be enough because to be honest I don’t feel that it can express to all the authors out there how much it means to us as readers!

Special Thank You to…

BJ Harvey

Chelsea Falin

Madeline Sheehan

Kristen Proby

Ella Frank

Arianne Richmonde

Ann Mayburn

J. Sterling

Megan Hart

Gena D. Lutz

Kallypso Masters

Gail McHugh

Julie Hockley

Jasinda Wilder

Olivia Cunning

M. Leighton

Michelle Valentine

Kim Karr

Stacey Bentley

Love Belvin

JS Cooper

Giveaway

I am not doing one big entry type giveaway becasue I know some people have read some of the stuff we are giving away. So I am going to post the link to each one so you can enter the ones you would like to win. 🙂 Hope it isn’t too difficult but in my head it seemed easier to do it this way. This way when rafflecopter picks the winner I know that is what they want for sure. 🙂

So without further ado…..

1 Paperback copy of Lost in Distraction by BJ Harvey

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17232691

1 e-copy of Personal Growth by Chelsea Falin

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17570008

1 e-copy of your choice by Madeline Sheehan

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

Undeniable #1 Undeniable #2 Holy Trinity #1 400000000000000834373_s4

1 e-copy of Rock With Me by Kristen Proby

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17201104

1 e-copy your pick of Blind Obsession or Exquisite & Entice by Ella Frank

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17788100 16207483 16077684

1 e-copy of a book from the Forty Shades of Pearl Trilogy by Arianne Richmonde (3 winners – 1 for each book)

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17183712 17154735 17350659

1 e-copy of winners choice from Ann Mayburn’s backlist

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

4827747

1 e-copy of The Perfect Game by J. Sterling

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

15783307

1 Paperback of Naked by Megan Hart & bookmarks

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17192198

2 e-copies of Ember’s Curse by Gena D. Lutz

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17901179

Winner gets to pick – Apron or T-shirt by Kallypso Masters

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

APRON T SHIRT

1 e-copy of Collide by Gail McHugh

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17985150

1 e-copy of Crow’s Row by Julie Hockley

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

12389310

1 Paperback of Delilah by Jasinda Wilder

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17365097

1 e-copy of Tie Me by Olivia Cunning

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17832487

2 e-copies of Dow To You by M. Leighton

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17347631

1 e-copy winners pick of book by Michelle Valentine

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

16047244 16300420 16087670 16300439

1 e-copy of Connected by Kim Karr

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17902302

2 e-copies of Serendipity by Stacey Bentley

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17905375

2 e-copies & 1 paperback of Love Lost by Love Belvin

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

17913556

1 e-copy of The Last Boyfriend by J.S. Cooper

ENTER -> Rafflecopter giveaway

last boyfriend


Blog Tour ~ Interview with Collin ~ Ember’s Curse by Gena D. Lutz

I have been lucky to have read this book before I was asked to participate in this Blog Tour. Of course I said yes I would love to help get her book out there.  I do love a good paranormal book and I am usually afraid to start a new series because, well, they can very easily get cheesy and I didn’t know anyone who had read it so I couldn’t ask their opinions. I took a chance and jumped in and let me say for me I am glad that I did I enjoyed it a lot and it reminded me as to why I LOVE paranormal books. Action, Love, Hotness, Werewolves, Vampires, Nymphs.. there was so much to love about it as far as I was concerned.

You can read my review on the book –> HERE

I also posted the pictures she used as her inspiration for the book –> HERE 

16300325

goodreads-badge-add-black-38px

There is also going to be a giveaway for 2 winners to win an e-copy of the book you can go and enter the giveaway…

Giveaway HERE

I was lucky enough to be able to get an interview with Collin, and Ember stops by.

Interview Time:

I walk into Haven and cant help but feel his presence. I instantly spot him and smile because well I am nervous as hell. I want to just touch him! He is so hot and I know if Ember were here she would probably want to rip my throat out for thinking what I am so I need to be good, that means NO DRINKING! I make my way over to him, he stands and smiles. God this man is just yummy. I walk up to him and take a deep breath.

Taylor-Kinney-24

B ~ “Hey Collin, I’m Brandy.”

He reaches out to shake my hand and I place my hand in his. So warm, I just wanna hug him and stay there. Okay I need to remember Ember will kill me for thinking these things! I am just so excited to meet him! 

tumblr_mgweaa8Byw1romekvo1_250

B ~ “Thanks for taking time to sit with me. I am sure you have a lot of things you must have to do with the pack and getting things taken care of and in order. So let me go ahead and get started.” 

Collin ~ “It’s cool. I have a few minutes to kill before Ember gets here.”

B ~ “Okay so I know I loved you right from the get go plus you are hot so that doesn’t hurt! The minute you saw Ember what did you thinking before everything happened or did you have a chance to think anything?”

Collin ~ “Man. It’s hard to put what happened to us into words. Meeting her literally knocked me on my ass. But my very first thought after seeing her beautiful face was…I am now the luckiest man in the world.”

Man if I couldn’t have loved him more I just fell a little more the minute he said that. I wanna keep him! Okay it is a damn good thing that he can not read what is going on in my head. Damn it I can feel my face turning red time to get back on track! 

tumblr_mbj3x4YkzB1rv4rpmo1_400

B ~ “I get that werewolves are territorial but what do you do when you have women throw themselves at you? I mean it has to happen on a daily basis, you do own a mirror so you must know how hot you are!”

Collin ~ “That’s not really an issue. Everyone knows who my mate is. She is an alpha wolf…the little she-wolves wisely keep their distance.”

There is no way in hell I would live very long being in a pack with this man. I would so do dirty things to him! *my eyes wonder down his body. I hear him clear his throat* Dang it I did it again. Stay focused woman! 

tumblr_m80415tkl31rc7aobo7_250

B ~ “How the hell did you stay so calm in so many crazy situations?”

Collin ~ “When you are a leader of wolves you must stay in control at all times. Any sign of weakness and your pack loses faith in you. I guess staying calm in heated situations has become a survival instinct.”

 

B ~ “What is your absolute weakness when it comes to Ember?” 

Collin ~ “There’s this little thing she does with her tongue when we are… Oh, I should probably keep this PG.”

B ~ “Oh damn…please don’t!! I would love to hear what turns you on!” *I cant hid the grin I have on my face* Damn it Brandy… you so could have pulled that out of him! your loosing your touch woman! I knew I should have had a drink that always loosens me up! Just when it was getting good too!  Dang it why, why did he stop??

WhyWouldYouDoThat

B ~ “Any little ones planned for the future?”

Collin ~ “I want a house full of little rug rats. Ember growls at me every time I mention the possibility, she is going to take a little convincing.”

B ~ “When you met Dane what did you first think? That kid stole my heart instantly!” 

Collin ~ “I thought he was a pretty tough kid for what he had been through. He earned my respect immediately. Most men I know aren’t as brave. He is now my son and I love him deeply.”

Ohhh that look he has in his eyes melts my heart I wonder if Dane knows how lucky he is to have the love that Collin has for him anyone can see he would do anything for that kid. 

tumblr_lisz4gso9F1qftfk7

B ~ “How do you feel about Ember being in the position she is now?” 

Before he gets to answer that question Ember walks in and over to him. The love they have for each other could never be questioned that is for sure. I can see it in both their eyes. And it makes me envious.

Ember Stilwell ~ Prime Werewolf Vampire

B ~ “Hi Ember I didn’t if I was going to be able to see you before I finished up with our man Collin here. I was asking him how he felt about you being in the position you are in now with your pack.”

Ember ~ “Who’s man? You might want to veer back over into your own lane girl. I have crazy road rage.”

I can’t help but smile I lover her no bullshit attitude. And as dangerous as it probably is I kind of want to see how far I can push her. Her and I are looking at each other we both turn away when we hear Collin clear his throat. *evil grin*

tumblr_mexaohMGn71rxwarf

Collin ~ “I was about to tell her that your pack is lucky to have you and I couldn’t be more proud.”

B ~ “Well one last question and since you’re here now Ember is here now I would love to know your answer also, I just need to know. The whole being able to know what each other is thinking how handy is that during sex?” 

 

Ember ~ Grrrrrrrr….

haha I couldn’t stop the image that came to my mind. and giggled.

Chihuahua growling

Collin ~ “I guess that’s the end of the questions.”   

B ~ “But…but…” *sighing* “fine, I knew I should have asked this one before she got here.” 

I look up and see the deadly stare from Ember and know I need to just stop “poking the wolf” I can’t help but laugh at myself for that pun. I look up and Collin now has an eyebrow raised almost like he is amused over the little display of jealousy Ember is emitting. It isn’t my fault I’m so funny! 

tumblr_inline_mh1mfthYpU1rzcjgk

B ~ “Well thank you for your time even though the best question was cut short. It was nice meeting you Collin, as well as getting the opportunity to say hello to you Ember.” 

I stand from my seat and make my way to where they are standing next to each other. Ember puts her hand out and I know I want to hug Collin before I leave so I just reach out and hug her, I figure she cant get too upset since I am hugging her also. Right?!  I release her and immediately wrap my arms around Collin before she can object and cannot help the moan that escapes from me. He isn’t exactly hugging me back I think he is completely dumbfounded right now but I don’t care. He smells so damn good! I know she is going to want to kill me but this is worth it!

Guild-glomp

Ember ~ “Three seconds. That’s all the time you get to take your little paws off of him. And that’s only because I kind of like your spunk. 1…2…”

I reluctantly let go of Collin, I cant help but smile though. I would so have fun hangin out with her! I wave bye to them but when I turn to walk out I run into a hard chest. I step back and look up into the face of none other then Milo.. oh he is so good looking up close and personal. I swear I am not a slut I think laughing to myself. I smile and say hi. I hear Ember behind me mumble something to Collin and he laughs. I introduce myself and ask if he happens to be coming or going because I need a ride since I took a taxi here.

600full-josh-holloway

Milo ~ “Sure gorgeous. As long as you don’t mind riding on the back of a bike.”

B ~ “I don’t mind at all as long as you don’t mind my legs and arms wrapped around you.”

Milo ~ “I wouldn’t consider that an imposition. You’ll have to watch out for my little lady Mojo here though. She likes to bite.”

B ~ *grinning and biting my lip* “So do I” *running my finger along his arm*

tumblr_m6qe00yDyj1rtvb1so1_500

Looking back one last time I yell out as I walk to the door. 

B ~ “Later bitches”.  Swatting Milo on the ass as I walk past him. 

Later_bitches_amber


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.

2943512274_77b916ace7

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

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Review – Embers Curse by Gena D. Lutz

16300325

Book: Ember’s Curse

Author: Gena D. Lutz

Series: Prime Wolf 1

*click on cover photo to go to amazon link*

goodreads-badge-add-black-38px

Blurb:

For Prime-Werewolf Ember Stilwell, life has been far from normal. Decades ago, a vengeful Witch cursed her Pack, leaving the women of her line incapable of feeling love. When an organized group of immortal killers begin to stalk and capture wolves from her pack, she sets out on a path fraught with danger. Just when it seems the world as she knows it will be changed forever, she meets Collin, an Alpha Werewolf with a body built for sin. As her heart begins to heal, she comes to find that the demons of her past are not nearly as dangerous as the nightmares she will be forced to face in her future. Can finding her true love conquer all? Or will the ability to feel for the first time be overshadowed by losing everything else she holds dear?

My Thoughts:

So I have not read a paranormal book in a while so when I got an email from the author asking if I would read her book and do an honest review I was flattered as well as excited because well I did miss paranormal and just have been putting it off. After she sent me the book and I got into reading it I will have to say that this book reminded me as to why it was that I loved paranormal to begin with. Action right from the get go. I have read some books where there is a mix of vampires and werewolves, witches and nymphs but this was the first that I had read that had a mix a ‘hybrid’. I was sucked in right from the get go and couldn’t put it down I wanted to know more and more and more. I had just forgotten how good paranormal was, and Gena Lutz writes it well!! I am so glad that she got a hold of me to read this because I loved it! I will recommend it to my friends who like paranormal books as well.

There were so many twists and turns and so much action as well as hotness and well it just had everything! I absolutely love Ember and her best friend Harper they crack me up when they are together. There is just the perfect mix of romance, love, fighting and action, humor, and suspense. I don’t want to give away too much about the book so doing this review is a little on the harder side because my favorite parts that I want to talk about would give away something. 😦

Instantly I loved Collin I mean who wouldn’t? he is hot and ALL alpha! and then Nathan.. he is just the sweetest! but when you get the ‘three stooges’ together (Ember, Harper & Nathan) you will laugh from time to time that is for sure! Harper is the no bs kind of girl and tells it like it is which always makes for fun times! 🙂

If you are looking for a great paranormal to read then this is it! I am looking forward to the second book in the series! I loved the ending but was left wondering about a few things and was so happy to find out that there will be more! There is enough in here to satisfy anyone who enjoys paranormal without being to cheesy that is honestly what I get worried about when reading a new paranormal novel!

So to sum up:

  • Great action
  • Great love/romance
  • Good steam
  • Will make you giggle
  • Will pull your heart strings (for me it did when we got to know Dane)
  • Good suspense (kept me in suspenders)
  • Twists and turns
  • Non cheesy

This slideshow requires JavaScript.