BITTEN BY A HELLCAT Blog Barrage – Author Felicity Heaton


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Bitten by a Hellcat

                        Bitten by a Hellcat (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 6)
                                                        Felicity Heaton

The sole remaining member of the most famous shifter hunter family in history, Owen Nightingale is a mercenary and a man with a secret held in his closely guarded heart, but when a beautiful rare shifter catches his eye and offers him a job, he has the feeling he’ll be the one paying for helping her—with his heart.

Cait is in a spot of trouble with a capital T. A male hellcat has set his sights on claiming her and she’s one kitty who doesn’t want a collar. When she meets a dark, alluring and mysterious hunter, she sees a chance to rid herself of the male, but the price Owen sets and the fierce passion that burns white-hot between them lures her dangerously under his seductive spell.

Can Owen discover the true intent of the male hellcat and stop Cait from falling into his hands? And can Cait retain control as the heat of desire burns between her and Owen, or will a reckless moment seal both of their fates forever?

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Bitten by a Hellcat – Excerpt

He was a wicked man.

It thrilled her but Cait hid it behind a smile, concealing how he made her heart flutter

and her body heat with only a handful of words and a sultry smile.

She had come into Underworld seeking sanctuary, backed into a corner and in need of

a crowded place where the male after her wouldn’t dare do anything. He had ambushed

her when she had been making her way to the club and she’d had to fight him to get him

off her tail. She had barely escaped, twisting free of his clutches as he had attempted to

get a wretched restraint on her.

She was no tame kitty and she didn’t want a collar, and that was exactly what the male

hellcat intended to give to her.

Plenty of fiery females of her race had met their end in a piece of steel and leather, reinforced by magic to subdue the wearer and place them under the control of another.

Their ‘mate’.

That wasn’t the life for Cait, and if she had to run forever, she would keep on running

until she met her true mate, the one fated for her.She glanced across the heaving nightclub towards the shadowy corner where the big dark-haired male lurked. She

could feel his eyes on her and she refused to let him fluster her. She was safe here.

He couldn’t do anything in such a public place except glare at her.If he were foolish

enough to try, the staff would step in to protect her.The owner in particular would. Kyter had always been good to her whenever she had braved leaving Hell to visit his club. He would keep the big male away from her. Maybe the man opposite her would too.

There was something about him that drew her to him. He felt dangerous for a mortal,

an edge of darkness lacing his scent, and power. There was a sense of menace in his looks too, in the intensity of his fierce gaze. He was right and he was a man who could handle himself, despite the fact he was mortal. That sensation of danger had drawn her gaze to him the second she had walked into the club and the sight of him had stopped

her in her tracks.

He was handsome, an example of male perfection with his high cheekbones and defined jaw that framed a straight nose, sensual bowed lips and eyes that shone with intelligence and confidence, and a glimmer of darkness. His short dark hair, black jeans and shirt were a contrast to the paleness of those eyes that made them stand out even more.

They were green.

Bitten by a Hellcat is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes 

and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available

in paperback. 

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My 5 Star Review

Cait knows she has a lot of the males attention, as she dances. She can feel their eyes on her, but she only seem to have eyes for one. Kyter the owner of the bar has pretty much had Caits back and when Kyter sees a well-known hunter intently watching her, he puts a few words in the hunters’ ear.
A mortal male, a hunter, a mercenary and the last hunter in his famous family. Owen is Underworld just kicking back really, when he is drawn to a shifter dancing… oh no not just any shifter and she has more than has his attention. Almost instantly the sparks flies, Owen thinks she’s a beauty but would sell his soul to see her cat. Cait thinks he is melt in your mouth sexy.. She has down her homework and knows a lot about the sexy human she just walked up to.
Owens interest is peaked; Cait catches his scent and feels heat flare up. Wouldn’t she love to rub her fur up around him. Alas she has a little more pressing need doesn’t she? The one that could possible helps her is standing in front of her.
As always I simply love Felicity, she will always be one of my favorite authors. This is book 6 in the Eternal Mate series and well deserved to be a part of an amazing group of books. It can be a stand alone
and it’s just a wee bit shorter in length than the one before. I love the fight scenes as much as I loved the mmmmm sexy fan your face scenes. I had fun with both characters and seeing a couple of previous characters have a little parts was awesome. Bitten by Hellcat passes the grade and I’d recommend it anyone that loves paranormal and shifter books. Thank You Felicity.


About Felicity Heaton:

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international

best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly

vampires to sexy

shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you’re a fan

of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward,

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter

and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful,

and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any

of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire

romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge

detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to

dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new

Eternal Mates series.

Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:

Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince

Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King

Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince

Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar

Book 5: Craved by an Alpha

Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat

Book 7: Taken by a Dragon – Coming March 10th 2015

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her

at the following places:








4 Star Review of Coercion bk 1-3 by Cloe Cole

Montana dragons 1

A Montana Wolves crossover romance…

When Willa Stone is cast aside by the alpha-wolf she’s been promised to since birth, she’s humiliated and angry, but also secretly relieved. Now, maybe she’ll have the chance to mate for love. If her power-crazed parents will just give her a little time, she’s sure to find the man of her dreams…


4 Stars

The wonderful thing about reviewing is … meeting new talent. A story with one of my favorite shifters in it, a plus among the stars for me.
A young woman spurred by a planned mate, a alpha of her pack. Greyson is just about to rock many boats and set a course that will affect not just him but others. Willa wasn’t at all happy with the fact of the arranged marriage her parents had made, but its what she grew up with… duty to the pack and her parents and all. So when her attended leaves her unattended and chooses another mate for love, whats a girl to do? But follow her very angered parents out the hall and the end to the pack she grew up with. Little does Willa know her parents made a pact with the devil… or a Dragon.
My favorite line of is Willa in her own thoughts “..was no question he was hot. Like, crazy, balls to the wall, sex on a stick, hot” loved it!!
I really enjoyed the chemistry between Drake and Willa, your heart will go out to her for what she goes through, but it will be bolstered in her sassy personality. Its a quick little story, fast paced that leaves of course some questions. A scene just hot enough to let you know there will be more sheet scorching yumminess. So yes… stay tuned I soo want the next book, but until then I recommend this to anyone that loves dragons and wolves. Enjoy.

Dragon-shifter, Drake Blackbourne, has an itch to scratch and precious few options for an outlet. When the Stone family offers up their daughter’s hand in exchange for protection and political favors, he agrees to wed her, sight unseen. Drastic times call for drastic measures and, so long as she does her part and keeps out of his way the rest of the time, surely he can manage to bed her, no matter how plain she might be.

Montana dragons 2Willa Stone is stuck on a mountain with the dragon-shifter she was forced to wed, and she can’t wait to escape. At least, that’s how things start out, but day by day, Drake Blackbourne is breaking down her defenses. If she stays, she risks losing herself to him forever, but if she goes, will she be able to reconnect to the wolf-pack who betrayed her?


4 stars

“Like the gods blessing me and Satan testing me all at once.”
This is turning about to be a pretty good series… the books are short and sweet and to the point. The only negative that makes me want to poke Ms. Cole.. is the cliff hanger… growls and stuffs. As I finished reading about Drake and the sassy Willa… their journey together continues… or does it??
Drake as vowed to give her time, a dragon never goes back on his word. It doesn’t matter that her scent.. just the woman she is calls to him, the fact that he sleeps next to her every night might just be his undoing.
Willa as sassy as she is .. she is still pretty unsure of herself and so sure she wants nothing to do with the arrogant dragon. She tried to escape him once and would have ended bad if Drake hadn’t been there. With the dangers of other dragons fore front in his mind he gleans a promise from Willa not to try to escape “his protection”
Well Willa is only honored bound by her own thoughts.. she isn’t a dragon… she doesn’t have to keep a promise that was made under duress. As their days and nights go by.. Willa’ body seems to need Drake.. of course with him laying next to her nightly pushes the very limits of her own peace of mind.
Will they both come to sometime of understanding… will Willa’s heartache keep her from giving in to what her body already seems to know?
I’d recommend this read to anyone that loves quick sexy reads with shifters involved… grab it.. but grab the first one.. Enjoy

Willa Stone has been fighting for freedom her whole life. Freedom from her parents’ rule. Montana Dragons 3Freedom from the tyranny of a cruel, power-hungry alpha. And now, the freedom to select a mate of her own choosing.

When she is sold into an arranged marriage with dragon-shifter Drake Blackbourne to gain political favor for her parents, every part of her rails against the injustice of it all…until now. She’s fallen in love with her captor. But when a cruel twist of fate rips her away from Drake, it will take everything she has to regain his trust and recapture the happiness they’d found in each other’s arms.


4 stars

Being a female and a shifter most of the time its not who you love but whats the best match. Most of Willa’s life has been about doing what she is told, not what she wanted. When her parents use her as a bartering tool, she was so used to that type of treatment she didn’t put up much of a fight. Now sexy male tells her she is his wife and Willa is just not having it. Willa puts herself in danger a couple of times with escape attempts. But what she cant seem to escape is her growing feelings for her sexy eyed dragon shifter husband.
Drake knew he should have let Willa go when he found out that she knew nothing of the deal he and her parents made, it didn’t even sit well with the powerful dragon how his sassy spitfire lil wolf was sold and bartered. His dragon bounces around inside him more than sure Willa will suit both man and the beast.
It seems like when people are pushed into something they aren’t sure of they will do anything to fight back. Willa is no different and decides to flee from the clutches of her mean old husband. Mated?! Surely not as if its even possible a wolf be mated to a dragon.
This last book in this particular series is about wrong choices and acting without thinking things through. Emotions will run high and dangerous hurt and betrayal only names a couple of the emotions that run through this story, stir in a few heavy doses of passion and you have intense reactions to situations a cooler head would prevail.

I truly loved this series, the writer kept me begging for more at the end of each book. The books are easy and short reads, they are not stand-alones so you will need to read them in order. But each book is worth your time. All about shifters… I recommend it… enjoy Thank you Ms. Cole!

About this author

Chloe Cole is the New York Times bestselling author of steamy paranormal romance novels and one half of the happiest couple in the world. She and her handsome hubby currently reside in Pennsylvania with a four-pack of teenage boys and their two dogs, Gimli and Pug. When she isn’t acting as maid, chef, chauffeur, or therapist, she can be found reading just about anything she can get her hands on, from Young Adult novels to books on poker theory. She hates bugs (except ladybugs, on account of their cute outfits), but lurrves chocolate. She also loves writing steamy romance stories, but also hopes to one day publish something her dad can read without wanting to poke his eyes out with sharp sticks. If she had to pick another occupation, she would be a pirate. Or, like, a ninja maybe. Oooh, or a Gryffendor!


Chained In Darkness Series Season One by Nicholas Bella

Follow Noel, a captured rebel of the human Resistance,  as he endures his punishment at the hands of his supernatural enemies, the vampires. See where his fate lies. Highly erotic and extremely dark and twisted. Prepare yourself .


EmbracedI’ve been betrayed by someone I trusted. Because of him, I was captured by my loathed enemy: The vampires. Right now, the sun is still high in the sky, but I know when it sets, I’m as good as dead. They can’t wait to get their fangs into me. I guess some would say I have it coming. I did raise a lot of hell with my Resistance crew, and I was planning on raising a hell of a lot more at dawn before I was sold out by Jonah. The vampires, werewolves and dragons, have been trying to track me down for months and I’d always been two steps ahead of them.
*Laughs* I guess my number is up. I just hope they make it quick. You see, the vampires in my reality aren’t the romantic lot you read about in books. They don’t sparkle or hang out at high schools with their teenage girlfriends.


My worst nightmare has come true, I’m one of them now, a monster… the very thing I fought against. If that wasn’t bad enough, I’ve been sired by one of the most powerful, Punishmentsadistic and calculating vampire Lords in the city; Theoden. It’s just the beginning of my new life, hell, i’m not even one night old as a vampire and already I wish they had decided to kill me instead of turn me. I guess this was my punishment for rebelling against them. They’re clever that way. Theoden has promised to punish me for every offense I’ve made against him and I have no idea what’s in store for me. I do know that it won’t be pleasant. My night of pain and torment is just beginning.


LessonsMy punishment at the hands of Theoden left me with wounds that scarred me to my core. That man has struck the fear of God into me and I don’t know how to fight back. I don’t know if I can. I feel like he’s taking over who I was and making me into something he wants me to be. His slave and his disciple. I do know that I’m his property. His child, his blood runs through my veins and with it comes something so powerful that it consumes me in every way. He plans on teaching me what that means and I don’t know who I’ll be at the end of his lessons


I lay here, exhausted and more confused than when my night first started. I’ve just Submissiondiscovered something else about myself that I wish wasn’t true. Not only do I have to feed on the blood of humans, I’ve also found out that I need the “essence of a man” as Theoden called it, in order to survive. If that isn’t enough on my plate, I know Theoden wants to break me down even more. He won’t be happy until he’s taken every part of me that wants to fight him and crushed it under his foot. He wants me to submit to him and I only pray that I can resist his hold over me.


ControlAs I awaken to this new night, I have no idea what Theoden has planned for me. I know there are more lessons he wants to teach me… I just don’t know how painful… or how pleasurable they will be. I do know that I’ve given into Theoden in ways that I’d never thought I would. Not only that, but he’s made me feel… pleasure unlike anything I’d ever experienced. I want to resist him, I need to resist him, but I’m finding it nearly impossible to resist him. His hold over me is stronger than my will to fight him and with each passing day, I know that I’m losing this battle. On top of personal experiences, I’m discovering secrets the human world never knew. I’m beginning to understand why the humans lost the war and how insignificant my rebellion actually was. This realization has been the cruelest lesson of all.

~Ive had the pleasure of reading all of them except for Control. Dark Amazing Intense oh soo naughty.. ~

Awesome Series Trinity Blacio’s Master of the Cats

This is the first in the Masters of the Cats series.

Best-selling erotic romance author Trinity Blacio (Running with Fear) brings her unique blend of paranormal ménage to the realm of vampires and shape-shifters with her new series, Masters of the Cat, a world where every woman has three masters to love her.

Collaring the Sabertooth

Collaring the Sabertooth

Masters of the Cats: Dee’s Hard Limits


Masters of the Cats: Caging the Bengal Tiger

Catching the Bengal Tiger

Masters of The Cats: A Christmas Tail

Christmas Tail

Arks of Octava Blog Tour ~ Lucian Bane

Arks of Octava

The Scribbler Guardian

by bestselling author

Lucian Bane

Scribbler Octava

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 Fantasy Romance Series, The Trilogy Begins


Jeramiah Poe isn’t just any character in the Realm of Fiction;

he is Muse Master—Destiny Diviner—Mysterious Miskriat. Being of neither the Traditional Genre Provinces

nor Independent, Poe enjoys an eternal lease on life,

so long as his Scribbler keeps him out of publication.

Poe meets Kane, a seven-year-old boy from the Independent Horror Province,

where he learns ancient codes are being broken and

the horror that should be an act, is real.
But the evil clutching Octava is not new and Seven Arks have

been sent to Earth to stop it. Only something has gone wrong and

Poe is commissioned as the 8th Ark of Octava to discover what has

become of the Seven.

But his passage to Earth comes with revelations he’s not prepared for.

Not only does his Scribbler not know of his existence, he’s a she that his human form seems allergic to.Poe soon realizes that with each Ark he locates, his powers grow along with his feelings for the

Scribbler. And the enemy will try and use both to gain control

of the two realms.



“Mr. Poe?” Poe turned abruptly at the worried sound of Kane’s voice,

and panicked at seeing his body had gone translucent. “I have to go now,

Mr. Poe.”

“What’s wrong?” Poe reached for him and his hands passed through the boy.

“Kane! Are you dying in your story?”

“I have to get back Mr. Poe. They’re coming now.”

“Why are you crying? You’ll come back first chance. I’ll be here. Do you know

the name of your story, Kane?” “I’m scared, Mr. Poe.”

The real fear in the boy’s voice alarmed him and before he could

ask anything else, he was gone. A flash of panic sent Poe shooting into the air and out of the bog,

aiming for Octava’s Athenaeum. He landed too quickly and went sprawling for

several feet before bounding up and running up the hundred flight stairs of the

realm’s library. Poe flashed his credentials as he walked in and the head

Athenaeum Officer nodded. He didn’t have time to fiddle with the intricate

Library’s search program and found instead the Librarian. “I need help locating a story, it’s direly important.”

The woman turned ever so slowly, her curt expression matching her pristine

white dress-suit—the Athenaeum’s dress code. “Genre?”

“Horror,” he shot out.

She raised a brow for more information and Poe shook his head.

“I don’t know, search them all” Her painful pace indicated the necessity of speed one never needed in Octava.

“Do you happen to have a title?” “No.” She shook her head with raised brows at the screen. “There are thousands here.

We could be here all day and evening.” But her tone indicated that was quite fine,

she had nothing better to do.

“Kane!” Poe forgot he could search by name in the cast.

“There’s a character named Kane in it.”

“Last name?”

“Not sure, I don’t think so, I think it’s his first.”

“I mean do you have a last name.”

“No, I don’t.” Poe wanted to strangle himself for not getting something

so simple all this time. “Traditional or non?” “I don’t know,” Poe gasped.

The woman eyed Poe with confused concern before fluttering her fingers over

the glass surface of the screen. “I find four possible matches.”

“The boy is seven. Look for a seven-year-old.”

“Ah. Sons of Insurrection. Has to be that one. It’s Independent and an SG.

Paranormal Horror.” “Coordinates,” Poe begged, trying not to yell.

He ran out the second she gave the information and took to the air upon

exiting the building, barely missing several security officials in winged flight.

Within five minutes, he landed at the story set. A dingy, rundown hospital

with a dilapidation befitting the best of any horror story. The energy in the air

sent a sensation through Poe that drew tiny bumps to the surface of his skin and a tingling along his spine.

Octava’s laws forbid anybody to barge right into a Story and so Poe had

to carefully study the set around him. Spotting a lower window at the very

bottom of the building, he hurried to it, remembering Kane’s comment about

his playhouse under the stairs. Lowering to the ground he peered through

the darkness. Nothing. Poe listened, closing his eyes, fighting to connect with

the energy inside the insidious place.

Ark of Octava2

Lucian’s Bio

 Welcome to my world

My name is Lucian Bane and I’ve heard from many that I’m the odd one out.

But really, I’m just a Husband, an Author, and a Christian Dom. Ah, maybe

that’s the one that makes everybody pause. Oxymoron? Not at all.

As an author, I like to write stories—paranormal erotica—contemporary erotica and fantasy romance about men who honor, cherish,

and protect the women they love. But more importantly, I also attempt to

make these stories a reality for couples everywhere by teaching them in the

form of fiction how to add heat and passion to marriages and relationships

that might not have it. Teach them how to build life-long commitments that form strong families, like I have with my own beautiful wife.

I think there are many men like myself, and I hope my writing will be a map for them.

A map for women as well, to teach them how to bring out the Dom that exists

within the men they call boyfriend or husband. As young men, our inner Doms need a master to train them. I once bowed to

my inner Dom’s reckless and tireless desires, but when I gave myself to God

and conformed my will to His, the transformation made me into what I am today.

What many would call an Ineffable Dom. But its equal term in the Vanilla world,

in my opinion, is simply a real man.

My Review

4 Stars

Poe a Muse is on a mission to find the seven… In his travels he will find out a lot

more that he didn’t know of but will have to accept.

I had to sit and think about it for a bit before writing the review. Out of all his work this

one was different and interesting. Not at all a bad thing, just different. His style of

writing never fails, the content was as I said just a bit unexpected.

A full book length read that was easy but detailed. A unique beginning to a new series,

it will be fun to it grow.

Mr. Bane has an amazing talent to be able to create a world for you from actual book themes.. Or Genres I should say. That has to be a first and that in itself shows

how flexible and talented he is, mixed with a bit of hot fan your face scenes.

The ability to make you laugh and sink into his magical world. I Liked the base

of the characters and the bit of mystery. There are some parts that will make

you re-read and go no really?Not everything is what it seems. It was a fun read and yes I’d recommend it.

The Sound              Cado

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New Release ~Guarding Nadia~ by Lainey Reese

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Guarding Nadia by Lainey Reese

Nadia has been an erotic author of BDSM novels for years. She is no stranger to her work bringing out the crazy in some people. However, she was not prepared for a stalker and had no idea the lengths he would go to in order to have her.
Desperate when the police are unable to help, Nadia turns to a highly rated security team for protection. Although they looked more like GQ models than bodyguards, Nadia puts her trust and her life into their safekeeping.
From the moment she walked into their offices, Caleb and Jonas knew that there was nothing they wouldn’t do to keep Nadia safe. Upon discovering the type of books she writes, they are floored because she has no idea that they are active members of not one but two BDSM clubs and had both reached Master status long ago.
As the two men guard her body and strive to win her heart there is one out there who will stop at nothing to claim what his twisted mind has convinced him is his. Including the murder anyone who stands in his way.

**Guarding Nadia is a Novella that comes with THREE never before published (in a book) scenes from Lainey’s ‘New York’ series**

About Lainey…

Lainey lives in Lake Stevens Washington with her daughter and their many pets. Lainey loves romance, with or without steam.
Among her favorite authors are: Nora Roberts, Karen Marie Moning, Maya Banks, Cherise Sinclair, Linda Howard, Laurell K Hamilton and Lisa Klaypas.
When not writing or reading Lainey loves movies. Science Fiction and musicals top her favorite list but the list is long and varied.
Aside from books and movies Lainey loves camping with her kid, wine tasting with her friends and dreams of traveling the world some day.
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My Review

5 stars

…have a commanding influence on; exercise control over.

I have to say when I was about 69% in the book I pretty much new how I was going to rate it. Lainey Reese without a doubt always brings a certain amount of charm and sexiness to her characters. That being said lets first talk about the Valentine Bonus scene you naughty girl to leave another girl hanging like that, I sooo want that story now..

I so adored Nadia such a bright and sweet young woman and with a pinch of sass, made getting to know her fun. A writer of BDSM themed erotic novels, but she has no real experience. Without real experience she still seems to hit her mark with her stories.

Jonas and Caleb best friends and partners that have their own security company. Nadia needs help and since the police is undermanned ect.. ect.. she finds a private company. She meets Caleb first and gets distracted looking at him boy wouldn’t he make a full happy meal. She relates most of her story, inciting frowns and growls from Caleb so much so he stops her for a minute to bring Jonas in and up-to date.

I keep saying this.. I love when a Dom and or sub are not in the lifestyle because of some tragic past.. or personal demons they’re dealing with. These two Dom are Doms for no other reason than they love it. I love the fact that the writer incorporated that in the book, also the scenes were amazing and tight.. that portrayed knowledge if not research, Well thought of BDSM scenes that is so important and I think Ms. Reese does a wonderful job. She mixed in a bit of action/danger hell not everyone can have their own stalker..but Nadia does. The way the characters connected was another plus, quick easy and smooth. All around I just loved it, as I have all of her books. Grab it, Read it .. Enjoy