Review & Giveaway: Beloved (Nightshade #3) by Brenda Tetreault

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Beloved (Nightshade #3) by Brenda Tetreault
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4 Stars

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Caine and Gaela’s love is a love twisted by Fate, but it has somehow endured. Through pain and loss, lies and death, their love has burned brightly through the darkness, leading them into each other’s arms once more.

But Gaela has a secret, and there are forces beyond Caine’s control driving them apart once more. Cursed and star crossed, if Caine and Gaela want a love worth dying for, then they’re going to have to fight for it!

*For mature readers only due to graphic language and sexual situations*

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Loved it! This is the third book in Brenda Tetreault’s Nightshade Series and the conclusion of Caine and Gaela’s story. Their story began in the first book, Tempted, and we finally get their full story in Beloved. Each book in the series is about a different couple, but Caine and Gaela have been a part of each book. Caine has been my favorite character since the beginning and I was so excited to get a copy of Beloved. Brenda Tetreault delivers an emotional, exciting, and scorching hot love story. She has created a unique paranormal world with this series that draws the reader in and takes them on a journey with her characters. I recommend this series for paranormal lovers looking for a sexy new paranormal romance series and while each book can be read as a standalone I recommend starting at the beginning.

*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Review 4 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Mi
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Review 4 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1fq
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Brenda Tetreault grew up on the southern Oregon coast. All through school she wrote, but put it aside when a school counselor informed her that, while she had a nice little hobby, she’d never be good enough at it to pay the bills. After a short stint in the Air Force, during which she met and married her husband, Brenda settled down to be a military wife and the mother of a precocious little boy. She began writing again in her mid-thirties, and in 2009 her first book, The Witcher Legacy: Book One of The Bounty Cove Chronicles, was finally published. Today, Brenda is enjoying a small amount of success, and has even managed to pay a few bills with her writing!

In 2012, Brenda completed her first paranormal romance series, The Bounty Cove Chronicles. She is currently writing on an entirely new series, and on September 23, 2013, ‘Tempted’, the first book in The Nightshade Series was published and released through Kindle Direct Publishing.

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Website: https://www.sites.google.com/site/booksofbounty/
Twitter: @booksofbounty
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrendaTetreaultAuthor

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Spotlight & Giveaway: Self Published Authors

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Today we’re spotlighting a few self-published authors we have reviewed. Self-publishing has become an easy way for authors to get their books directly to readers. Some authors are now both self published and published authors. They choose to publish some of their books with their publisher and others they self publish. Some authors are even working together on self published box sets. It’s awesome and as a reader I love it! I’ve come across so many great self-published authors since starting Reading In Pajamas. On our page you’ll see new authors and established authors. Books published by pretty much any publisher out there as well as self published books. As a reader it’s all about the story for me! Below you’ll find a few of the self published books we’ve reviewed and recommend.

If you are interested in hearing more about how self publishing works this is a great article I found that explains the process:
http://www.cnet.com/news/self-publishing-a-book-25-things-you-need-to-know/

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Denying Ecstasy (Guardians of the Realms, Book 3) by Setta Jay

Check out our Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1ok

A headstrong sassy mortal, Rain is a Mageia living in Tetartos, the Realm of beasts and Immortals. Her nights have been restless, filled with sensual dreams of a big blonde Guardian whose glares indicate he wants nothing to do with her. She is determined to shake off the odd feelings until she finds out her dream lover is responsible for her rescue from a demented Demi-God. In doing so, his touch ignites something rare and coveted. Something that she’s never anticipated… Something he should have told her about. Rain is set on making him explain and then feel the full force of her ire.

After a devastating betrayal resulting in the loss of a close friend a century ago, Dorian refuses to trust or engage with Immortals other than his Guardian family. His years of brutal fighting in the underground Immortal rings are over. He patrols the Realms and slakes his lust with the humans on Earth. Existing, but not living as he used to. He knows the moment he scents Rain that he has found his mate and after touching her he plans to avoid her as long as he can… Until he learns she is in danger. Raging, his beast demands that he go to her, but taking her from their enemy has repercussions he fully plans to escape at all costs.

For Dorian, finding a way out of mating Rain means he could succumb to madness and harm those that mean so much to him… but giving in to his burning urge for her means losing control in a heated mating frenzy sure to ignite them both and link them forever.

Warning: This book is intended for adult audiences; brief instances of M/F/F and M/F/M ménage; voyeurism and sexually explicit scenes.

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Salvaged: A Nightshade Novel by Brenda Tetreault

Check out our Review 4 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1fq

A man on a mission to obliterate his existence.
A woman bent on eternal punishment.
Once in love, separated by Fate.
Can Caius and Wren forget the pain of the past and forge a new future for themselves?
*For mature readers only due to graphic language and sexual situations*

The Nightshade Series by Brenda Tetreault
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Review 4 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Mi
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Review 4 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1fq

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The Plus One Chronicles Boxed Set by Jennifer Lyon

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Don’t miss this bestselling, sexy and emotional trilogy now all together in a boxed set!

A proposition brings billionaire ex-UFC Fighter Sloane Michaels and beautifully damaged Kat Thayne together in fiery passion, but will a dark and dangerous obsession tear them apart?

**This boxed set is intended for readers 18 and over due to sexual content.**

Book One: THE PROPOSITION:

Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves.

Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.

Book Two: POSSESSION:

Savagely sexy billionaire Sloane Michaels ruthlessly controls his life and everything in it. Even his sex partners are carefully negotiated plus-one arrangements, including his latest, the fiery bakery owner, Kat Thayne. But Sloane’s control is challenged when his mentor becomes seriously ill, and Kat takes over more and more his heart. Sloane is in a desperate balancing act of trying to keep the woman he loves while attaining the vengeance he craves.

After surviving an attack six years ago, Kat Thayne escaped her fears in the protective world of her beloved bakery. Then Sloane Michaels storms into her life, making her feel beautiful, strong and sexy. Yet as Kat pushes her boundaries and uncovers a dangerous secret in her past, Sloane’s controlling side emerges. Worried that Sloane will possess her mind, body and soul, Kat fights to keep her hard won independence. But just as Sloane demands her complete surrender, she discovers he has a dark side that could destroy them both.

Book Three: OBSESSION:

In the explosive conclusion to The Plus One Chronicles Trilogy, obscenely rich, jaggedly handsome and still obsessed with love and vengeance, Sloane Michaels must face an impossible choice: lose the woman he loves or betray his twin sister’s memory.

Watching the man she adores destroy himself for revenge, Kat Thayne knows she should run and never look back. But running isn’t her way anymore. Kat has grown into a fierce fighter, and the man who helped her get there is the very man who needs her strength now. But as the sizzling passion and hard-won love bind Kat and Sloane even tighter together, old secrets and lies explode around them. Danger threatens. And Kat soon realizes that she’s risking more than her heart to be with Sloane…she’s risking her very life.

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MINE TO CRAVE by Cynthia Eden

Check out our Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-15D

New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Eden continues her dark and sexy “Mine” romantic suspense series with…MINE TO CRAVE.

HE TAKES WHAT HE WANTS.

From the moment that billionaire casino owner Drake Archer sees Jasmine Bennett, he’s obsessed. Consumed by desire for the mysterious redhead, Drake will do anything necessary to claim her. Yet as desire rages between them, danger is stalking ever closer. Drake’s past isn’t dead, and the ex-Special Forces agent will soon have to face the ghosts he left behind.

SHE’S HIDING SECRETS.

Jasmine isn’t who she pretends to be. She’s a woman on a mission—and she’s supposed to be stealing secrets from the mysterious Drake. Falling for him isn’t on her agenda, but when lust and love tangle together, all the rules get broken.

AN ENEMY IS CLOSING IN…

When Drake learns of Jasmine’s betrayal…all hell breaks loose. He knows that he should turn his back on her, but it’s too late for him. He can’t let her go, but he can teach her a lesson. No one betrays him…not without paying a heavy price. Drake will destroy all of the enemies on his trail, he’ll bury his past, and he’ll teach Jasmine to want only him…just as much as he craves her.

Author’s Note: MINE TO CRAVE is a sexy adult romance novel–as such, it contains explicit language, dangerous scenes, and steamy encounters. Please consider yourself warned.

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Spotlight & Review: Salvaged: A Nightshade Novel by Brenda Tetreault

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Salvaged: A Nightshade Novel by Brenda Tetreault
Publication Date: May 16, 2014
Reviewed By: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4 Stars

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A man on a mission to obliterate his existence.

A woman bent on eternal punishment.

Once in love, separated by Fate.

Can Caius and Wren forget the pain of the past and forge a new future for themselves?

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I loved Salvaged! Salvaged is the second book in Brenda Tetreault’s hot paranormal series, The Nightshade Series. Salvaged is Caius and Wren’s story. Caius first appears in the first book as a potential villain, but we find out why he is the way he is in Salvaged and I fell in love with him. As the son of Cupid, Caius has the ability to make any women fall in love with his and he uses this abilities by making it his mission to use and break as many hearts as he can after his own heart is broken by his wife, Wren. When they come back together it’s explosive. Their story is explosive, emotional, and scorching hot. Brenda Tetreault has created an exciting and unique paranormal world with this series and she is an author to watch. Caine, my favorite character in the series, is next and he will finally get his book with Gaela. Their story starts in the first book and continues throughout the series. I highly recommend this series for paranormal lovers looking for a sexy new paranormal romance series. I’ll be anxiously awaiting the next book!

*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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✿BOOK 1: Tempted: A Nightshade Novel by Brenda Tetreault
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Brenda Tetreault grew up on the southern Oregon coast. All through school she wrote, but put it aside when a school counselor informed her that, while she had a nice little hobby, she’d never be good enough at it to pay the bills. After a short stint in the Air Force, during which she met and married her husband, Brenda settled down to be a military wife and the mother of a precocious little boy. She began writing again in her mid-thirties, and in 2009 her first book, The Witcher Legacy: Book One of The Bounty Cove Chronicles, was finally published. Today, Brenda is enjoying a small amount of success, and has even managed to pay a few bills with her writing!

In 2012, Brenda completed her first paranormal romance series, The Bounty Cove Chronicles. She is currently writing on an entirely new series, and on September 23, 2013, ‘Tempted’, the first book in The Nightshade Series was published and released through Kindle Direct Publishing.

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Website: https://www.sites.google.com/site/booksofbounty/
Twitter: @booksofbounty
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrendaTetreaultAuthor

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Review: Tempted: A Nightshade Novel (The Nightshade Series) by Brenda Tetreault

Tempted: A Nightshade Novel (The Nightshade Series) by Brenda Tetreault
Publication Date: September 23, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4 Stars

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

He spotted her in club Nightshade, a beautiful goddess among the mortals, and from that moment on she was his everything. She tempted him. She intrigued him. He wanted her.
Sabrina Donahue knew she was playing with fire from the moment their lips met, but something about Roman Arceneaux made it difficult for her to care.

Sensual and darkly intense, Roman is every woman’s fantasy come to life. One by one, Sabrina’s reservations fall prey to his skilled seduction, leaving her dreaming of a future she never imagined.

When monsters and mayhem intrude upon their lives, Sabrina’s fragile existence is threatened and Roman is left to wonder if their love will survive.

*For mature readers only due to graphic language and sexual situations*

REVIEW:

I loved Tempted! This hot new paranormal drew me in and I couldn’t put it down until I read the last page. Dark and sexy Roman is half human and half vampire. When he spots Sabrina in his night club he is instantly captivated by her. Their chemistry and passion burned up the pages. Brenda Tetreault created a great paranormal world that captured my attention and I loved the characters. Their are a lot of great secondary characters that I want to read more about. I can’t wait for the next book to be released. I highly recommend this book for romance lovers looking for a sexy new paranormal series.

*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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About Brenda Tetreault:

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Brenda is an author originally from Coos Bay, Oregon. Her most recent book is titled Tempted: A Nightshade Novel and it is the first in a new series of paranormal romances intended for adults 18 and older.

Brenda has enjoyed writing for as long as she can remember. She spent her high school days in Coos Bay sitting in the back of the class writing stories. “I wrote a lot for my friends,” she said. “I always had stories to tell.” In 2009, with the publishing of The Witcher Legacy: Book One of The Bounty Cove Chronicles, Brenda’s stories began to leave her notebooks and she was finally able to start sharing her stories with everyone. In 2012 she completed her six book series, The Bounty Cove Chronicles.

You can e-mail Brenda at: booksofbounty@yahoo.com

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The Nightshade Series
Brenda’s newest series begins with Tempted.

The Bounty Cove Chronicles
The Chronicles encompass six Paranormal Romances which take place in the fictitious town of Bounty Cove, North Carolina. The series is for adults 18 and older. If you enjoy paranormal romances without the usual witches, wizards, vampires, or werewolves, then this is the series you are looking for.

The Chronicles consist of the following books:
Book 1: The Witcher Legacy
Book 2: The Devil’s Own Angel
Book 3: Then, Now, Forever
Book 4: Shadow of Doubt
Book 5: A Ghost of a Chance
Book 6: Prophecies and Destinies