Spotlight & Excerpt: Son of the Salt Chaser + Giveaway


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SON OF THE SALT CHASER by A.S. Thornton Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


Title: SON OF THE SALT CHASER (Salt Chasers #2)

Author: A.S. Thornton

Pub. Date: (November 1, 2022)

Publisher: CamCat Books

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 436

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The gift of magic may be a curse.

After her desert-transforming wish, Emel follows Saalim to Madinat Almulihi to reclaim all she has lost. But the seaside city is not what she expected. When she is tasked with assisting the palace healer, she is faced daily with the reminder that Saalim―focused only on seeking the revenge of those who killed his family―does not remember her at all.

Cursing the magic that destroyed her love and brought her to an unwelcoming city, Emel regrets her decision to leave her settlement. That is, until she meets Kas. Though inscrutable, he is the first person to help her forget her past, and the pull of finding happiness with him tempts her from the life she wished for with Saalim.

But darkness waits in the desert, and not all people in Madinat Almulihi are what they seem. When Emel understands she is entangled in the fate of the city―and of Saalim―she is faced with the realization that magic may be the most powerful card in her hand. It might be the only way to save all that she loves, but if she plays her hand wrong, it could destroy everything.

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About A.S. Thornton:

A. S. Thornton has evolved from book blogger to author with a particular fondness for writing forbidden love in ancient deserts. She lives in Northern California, where she works as a veterinarian. Learn more about her on IG @as_thornton and visit her website

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1 winner will receive a finished copy of SON OF THE SALT CHASER, US Only.

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Book Blitz & Excerpt: A Vampire’s Heart + Giveaway

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A Vampire’s Heart: An Order of the Black Oak Prequel
by Marie-Claude Bourque
Publication date: October 25th 2022
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

A Vampire’s Heart: A Witch-Vampire Meet Cute Paranormal Romance Prequel

Meet the Order of the Black Oak: a powerful order of modern-day warriors fighting evil to protect the ones they love.

To prove her worth as a leader to her coven, awkward witch Maisie Thibodeau must battle a horrible monster in front of the whole supernatural community. But the White Holly sorceresses are not the only ones watching.

Immortal Valerian St-Amand can’t tear his eyes from the small but powerful witch as she battles a dangerous troll set on her small mystic town. While he had vowed not to interfere in witches’ business, his unexpected fear for her life makes it impossible for him to keep his distance.

If you love loyal tough guys with hearts, steadfast heroines and satisfying slow-burn paranormal romance, the Black Oak World is for you.

Please Note: While each novel in this series ends with a satisfying HEA, the romance in this prequel leaves you with a Happy-For-Now ending to be concluded in the first book of the Vampires of the Black Oak series.

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Praise for A Vampire’s Heart

These Immortals surrounded by powerful witches promise exciting adventures full of danger and romance. Just the way I like them.” ~ Goodreads Reviewer

This prequel is so good, it left me wanting more.” ~ Bookbub Reviewer

It was so good to be back in the world of these characters. It felt like a warm bath. Assuming a warm bath has drama, heat, things to prove and intrigue, that is.” ~ Goodreads Reviewer

“What a great lead-in to book 1 in this series! Definitely got to re-read that!” ~ Bookbub Reviewer


“Hey, it’s her!” Mag elbowed him as the pub’s door opened, letting some fresh air in.

“Who?” Val frowned as he continued to scan the room, casting a brief nod at the waitress bringing them their drinks.

“The girl from the shop,” Mag explained with eagerness.

Val reluctantly looked to see what made his brother so enthusiastic. The young witch from the craft store stood there, a small figure in an anime logoed t-shirt, plain jeans, and faded sneakers. Her poker-straight black hair fanned against her cheek and down to her chest.

A little geeky, but yes, there was something about her. He felt a kinship in her awkwardness. She, too, didn’t seem to want to be there.

She perused the crowd, waved at a few people, before settling her eyes on him.

His breath remained caught in his throat as her gaze of the deepest jade connected with his own. The contact disturbed something in him that had been dormant for centuries.


The strange force stirring within him had gone straight to his core. His heartbeat pounded madly as a flush of warmth spread down to his groin.

Oh damn. Val instinctively searched for Sasha, who was vigorously lapping water from his bowl at his feet. He couldn’t remember ever feeling anything so intense before. He shook himself as he sunk his fingers into the fur of his loyal companion. This could mean trouble.

“I wonder if I should hit on her,” Mag was saying.

Val moved his head bleakly as she broke their connection to survey the bar with her head held high before waving with animation at a group of women at the back.

“Sure, why not.” He let out a slow exhale, his pulse now steadier, and leaned further back in his chair. He forced himself to look away from her and continue to study the patrons. But he couldn’t shake the feeling that this young witch was something else.

And with his entire being, he strongly prayed that Mag would leave this one girl alone.

Author Bio:

Marie-Claude Bourque is a Montreal-born Seattle-based author of slow-burn paranormal romance and the winner of the American Title V award with her first novel ANCIENT WHISPERS.

Her writing features modern-day fantasy skillfully weaved into infinitely romantic supernatural stories between smart strong women and complex passionate heroes.

Happily Ever After always absolutely guaranteed!

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Book Blitz: Haunted by Desire, by Emmaleigh Wynters & Maddison Cole

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Title: Haunted by Desire
Finding Love After Death
by: Emmaleigh Wynters Maddison Cole
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 31, 2022




His Love For Her Was Alive, Even If He Wasn’t


I never knew there was a life after death.

A world beyond the Veil.

I also never knew I had a stalker, one who watched me from the shadows and vowed to protect me forever.

Or that he died saving me.

Now I’m haunted.

A ghost lingers in the darkness of my sanctuary and I find myself with no escape.

Because you can’t escape the dead, you can’t fight them either.

So afraid, and at his mercy, confusion follows when I come undone for an aspiration. From the feathered kiss of a touch that seeps beneath my skin.

No Straitjacket will stop my ghost from coming for me, or possessing all those who dare to harm me.


I saw her once.

The girl with ocean blue eyes and a problematic smile.

She was a deviant under the surface.

Mischief dwelled within her troublemaker’s heart.

So I decided she’ll be mine.

Only I forgot to tell her that.

I became obsessed and transfixed by her wicked smile.

I hadn’t meant to become her stalker.

But I did.

And I regret nothing.

Trigger Warning – This book contains sensitive content and is not suitable for anybody under the age of 18 years old. There are themes that may be triggering to some readers. The ending of this book is a happy but unique ending. Please be advised to heed this warning and read with caution.



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Ink & Trouble – Emmaleigh.

Multi-Genre Dark Romance Author. Smutty Rom-Com Romance Author.

A little bit of spice for all of your moods.

Emmaleigh is the Author working under the publishing name Ink & Trouble with the last name… Loader- for her dark/ mc romances.

Wynters- for her dark paranormal/ fantasy romances.

Allen- for her smutty rom-com romances.

Her favorite things are storms, the woods, the sea, and anything witchy!

She loves anything dark and adores loving Alphas and strong women. She’s an avid reader and despite living with disabilities pushes herself to be someone who her family, husband, and sons can be proud of.

She’ll always face her struggles and adversities in the face with a big F you!

Where will you find her?

Under the duvet living her best life! Not because she’s showered in riches but because she finds joy and happiness in all that surrounds her, even when the dark days are enviable.

Free From All Of Reality Where Shadows Fly. Putting the D- In Desire & The F In Fun. Where Dark And Deviance Ignite.

Trigger Warning-

Dark themes and tragic stories. My work will always be on the darker side, with happily-devil-afters. Degrees of dark and tragic vary. Soft to hard. I have no middle ground. There are no boundaries. It’s where the story takes me. Unless it’s a smutty rom-com and then you only have one guarantee, a real good time!

No cheating, my Heroines would eat their Alphas, and then there would be no story.

Know your worth! We’ll love you anyway.

I write funny alphas, paranormal fairy tales, and dark romances for the dark-hearted. Queens in black kicking ass and kings on their knees, worshiping their women and destroying kingdoms.

So my question is, will you take immortality by the hand? XOX- Emmaleigh.



Aside from being a married mum of two, Maddison is a serial daydreamer. As a reader of all romance tropes, from RH to Omegaverse, she finally decided to put pen to paper (finger to keyboard doesn’t sound as poetic) and write her own. Maddison hails from the south east of England, where she enjoys watching musicals, an excessive amount of cheesecake and curling up in bed with a steamy romance novel in hand. Not usually all at once but there’s no judgment here.


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