Contact Details

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Book Borrow Challenge!

What? Free Books??!!!?? YES! 
Thank you, Deborah, for sending me the info. to pass on to my followers! Who doesn't love to get free books! lol. 

We're calling all Amazon Prime members to borrow DEBORAH PALUMBO BOOKS on AMAZON for FREE
Deborah has 8 novels published on Amazon for only $2.99, but to Prime members the books can be borrowed for nada, zilch, zero! They're FREE

Cover Reveal!

So sorry this has taken me all day to post! West Virginia got some real nasty weather from Hurricane Sandy and it's been a rough few days. Anywho, here is the cover reveal for Deborah Palumbo's third book in The Undeparted series!!!!!!  


The Banished One, a serial killer vampire also named Lucius, is still wreaking havoc on the sleepy town in Tower City, and since he's supernatural he can't be captured by normal police procedure
A frustrated Lieutenant Welby refuses to believe that the elusive Lucius, the one responsible for those dead bodies in his town, is a vampire; that defies logic. There's got to be another explanation for those fang marks in the victims' throats.
Welby remains a staunch disbeliever in vampires until the coroner, Doc McMahon, causes him to change his mind!
Doc shows Welby his ancestral journal from the 1700's regarding Quentin Castle, the father of all vampires.
Welby is whisked back in time as he reads those yellowed pages filled with encounters of beautiful women being lured to their mortal doom and transformed into vampires by the handsome and charming Quentin.
But what causes Welby to finally be convinced, is a series of preternatural events and the coroner's scientific evidence!
Welby then follows the old town rumors about vampires right to Quentin and his gothic castle to enlist Quentin's supernatural aid in capturing Lucius.
Will Quentin, the only one who can stop Lucius' vampire tirades, help the Lieutenant or make him one of The Undeparted?
Will Quentin battle Lucius and send Lucius to the bowels of hell for eternity, finally ensuring that Cassandra is safe from her old beau? Will the old coal mining town be safe at last?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Giveaway Winners!

The Giveaway has come to an end!! I have chosen two winners and let Taryn know who they are. She will be in touch :)

1.Joanne B. ~ won a free copy of Sleepy Hollow Dreams by Taryn Kincaid
2. Rhomy P. ~ won swag of Lightning and Thunder by Taryn Kincaid

Congratulations!! I want to say thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway and since it was a big successs, I will be doing plenty more in the near future!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Upcoming Cover Reveal

I am soooo excited to let everyone know that I will be doing the cover reveal for Deborah Palumbo's third book in the series of The Undeparted on Oct. 31st and will have a book challenge with it!! Deborah is an amazing writer/person and all of her books in this series have been awesome! If you haven't read The Undeparted yet, I highly recommend it and you can find my review for it in my Book Reviews tab. :)
Would appreciate it if you could take two minutes and head on over to Goodreads and vote for Deborah! Her book has been entered in a contest and every vote would help! Click here to join the group and cast your vote:

Also, just wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow is the LAST DAY to enter my giveaway!!! You can win a free copy of Sleepy Hollow Dreams or some swag from Taryn Kincaid!

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

Monday, October 22, 2012


Hello everyone!! I am pleased to announce that today begins my giveaway contest! I also have an interview with Taryn Kincaid. To celebrate her new book releases, she has been kind enough to stop by and let me interview her. She is also the one who is offering these great prizes for my giveaway!   As I've mentioned all week long, there will be TWO winners and the prizes are: One copy of Sleepy Hollow Dreams, and the other prize will be magnets of Lightning (Taryn's new book!) and Thunder (which will be released on the 26th). The giveaway will run for a week and below you will see how you can enter!  Come on, do it, just a click or two and you could be one of the winners! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My interview with Taryn Kincaid 

Thank you so much Taryn for taking the time to do this interview and giveaway! I'm so happy we have had this chance to work together.  Let's get started....

Me: How did you come up with the book idea?

Taryn: I live and work not from the real Village of Sleepy Hollow, where LIGHTNING, my first 1Night Stand release for Decadent Publishing is set.  Sleepy Hollow’s also the setting for THUNDER, my second 1Night Stand book, which will release Friday, October 26!  So thrilling for me that the release dates are only one week apart. I’ve never had two books come out so close together before, also a bit nerve-wracking.

And, of course, my first erotic paranormal, SLEEPY HOLLOW DREAMS, which you were nice enough to review here, was also set in spooky old Sleepy Hollow, which is Halloween central at this time of year. Magical, mystical home of the Headless Horseman, you know.

But to actually answer the question: I’ve wanted to return to the Sleepy Hollow setting for a long time.  Readers and editors have asked me to!  I also wanted to try my hand at writing a 1Night Stand story. They are so much fun to write!

In Sleepy Hollow Dreams, the villainess is an evil succubus. The hero, Ryck Van Winkle, is a dream voyager, a cursed mortal who visits woman in erotic dreams, similarly to an incubus so…

I was playing around with the idea of succubi and incubi, and the idea of Lily Night, the heroine of Lightning, just popped into my head. She’s a sex-shy succubus, which is sort of a contradiction in terms. And she has good reason to be! She put the hero, Campbell Jones, into a coma on their prom night.

Me: I did LOVE Sleepy Hollow Dreams!!  Was it hard to think of a name for the book?
                                                                                                                                                                                       Taryn: Nope! It could not have been anything else. Lily has, well, kind of a problem with lightning. The story dictated the title on this one!

Me: Easy enough! What inspires you to write?

Taryn: I’ve just always done it. You overhear random snippets of a conversation, or you see something as you go about your day-to-day life that may be just a little out of the ordinary, a little off kilter. And your inner different drummer takes up the beat and characters begin to emerge like a loud marching band that grabs your attention.

Me: Do you ever think about a character once their story is written?

Taryn: Oh, yes. They’re my people! You want to know how they’re doing, what’s become of them. And, as a writer, you’re always looking for the next book in a potential series.

Me: Who is your favorite character and why?

Taryn: Um, no. That would be like announcing you have a favorite child. But I will say that I generally fall in love with all my heroes!

Me: Fair enough! Haha.  What do you like to do in your free time?

Taryn: I read, of course! And I’m a big fan of the NY Giants and NY Yankees.

Me: How long does it usually take you to write a book?
Taryn: Another one I can’t answer! Some seem to take years; others a few weeks. It depends on the length of the story, the ambition, the level of complexity, the inspiration, the free time. And, of course, how well the characters behave. Or misbehave, as the case may be!

*Here is an Excerpt from Lightning:  In mystic Sleepy Hollow, succubus Lily Night put her prom date, Campbell Jones, into a coma after a night of wild, unbridled sex. She has steered clear of mortals ever since, afraid of damaging them or worse, not to mention the inconvenience of knocking out the power every time they have sex.

Successful architect Campbell Jones has lived with strange powers and a sexy secret since that prom night. He’s buried himself in work to forget the woman who’d dumped him at the ER then vanished from his life without a trace.

Neither Lily nor Campbell have forgotten that night or the love they’d shared. Will a 1Night Stand help them bury their past?

*Watch the book Trailer:

*You can pick up your copy of Lightning here:

Friday, October 19, 2012

Almost time for my giveaway!!

The  giveaway will start on October 22nd 
Taryn Kincaid will be stopping by on Monday for an interview and wants to give two lucky bloggers some freebies!!!  The prizes? One copy of Sleepy Hollow Dreams, the other winner will receive magnets of Lightning and Thunder. Lightning is Taryn's new book that just came out on 10/19/2012 and Thunder will be released on 10/26/2012.  Be sure to stop by and enter! You could be one of the October Giveaway winners! :D

New Release

I've been waiting for this to come out for awhile now and am so happy to announce    that it's available now on Amazon!!  Taryn also wrote Sleepy Hollow Dreams and will be stopping by this Monday for an interview :)  Get your copy here:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

~Interview with Deborah Palumbo  10-14-2012~

Me:  I’m so excited to have this opportunity to interview you! You’re an amazing writer and someone I consider as a friend, thank you for taking time out of your day to do this!

Deborah: First let me say that I am THRILLED to be here with you and your followers, Shalyn and appreciate your support and kindness. I'm excited cos you know you're one of my favorite bloggers of all time! Okay, I'm ready to rock!

Me: Awww, thank you!  That means a lot. Alright, let’s do this!!!

Me: How did you come up with the idea for The Undeparted?

Deborah: You know what? I actually remember when I began writing The Undeparted. It was back in 2007; I'm not sure exactly how I came up with the idea, sorry to say, but I remember being really excited, very psyched to write it because my prior writing was mainly in the Historical genre and mystery. I was propped up in bed and the story just flowed out of me. I knew there would be a sequel! I'm not sure I realized there would be 4 books. I'm finishing the 3rd one now and the 4th has already been conceived!

Me: Exciting! I love The Undeparted and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Do you find it hard to go back and forth from writing different genres?

Deborah: I don't find it hard at all and in fact, I think I must be a multiple personality LOL, cos it does take a certain frame of mind to write in each of the genres I write in: Paranormal, Mystery, Historical. Having said that tho, all of my stories are laced with mystery, so in that regard, they aren't too dissimilar. When the Temperature Rises, my 1948 crime noir with a vintage detective, was probably the most unusual one I've written, and I shouldn't say this, but I love Detective Humphrey McAllister! So much in fact, book 2 is coming out asap!

Me: You go girl! Writing in so many different genres opens up your fan base a lot.  I imagine it can get a little difficult at times. You’re doing a great job though! What made you decide to name the book The Undeparted?

Deborah: I recall thinking and pondering on the name...sometimes names come instantly to me, even before the story is completely conceived. This one came quick. I wanted something supernatural, hopefully enticing, unusual, and since I was dealing with souls that wouldn't depart, I thought of The Undeparted.

Me: The title fits very well and in my opinion, the cover is eye catching as well. When you need to clear your head and take a break from writing, what do you enjoy doing?

Deborah: Thinking about what I'm going to write next!! LOL.  Actually I live a very quiet life, enjoy home and hearth. I love 70's music, old comedy TV shows like I love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show. Love spending time in my screened in gazebo with nature. Please don't yawn!

Me:  Sounds very relaxing!  Next question, what inspires you?

Deborah: Well, I will tell you that in regard to writing novels, something as simple as ONE WORD or one sentence actually has inspired a complete book! This happens all the time actually, and even in the midst of a book, a word will inspire a page or a chapter. In fact, my 4th book in The Undeparted series was inspired that way. I can't tell you more on that one because I am getting ready to unleash the 3rd one in the series, called The Banished One!! Ooh, I'm excited!

Me: Wow, that’s awesome. Inspiration is all around us!  I’m excited for it as well!

Deborah: Thank you so much for these awesome questions! I hope I've answered them satisfactorily and given everyone a glimpse into who I am and into my books. I just think you're awesome!

Me: Your welcome and thank you! I appreciate you doing this and so glad we got to work together again. This has been so much fun, keep in touch!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Upcoming Events On My Blog!

I'm here to share the news with everyone about what's coming up within the next week or so here at PR Book Reviews!

This Sunday (10/14/2012) I'll be interviewing Deborah Palumbo. She is the author of The Undeparted and someone who I consider as a friend. Just recently she interviewed me on her blog, if you haven't checked it out yet you can see it here:

I'm also pleased to announce that I will be having a giveaway/ interview with Taryn Kincaid on Oct. 22nd!! She is the author of Sleepy Hollow Dreams and the soon to be released Lightning. There will be two winners for the giveaway  The first place winner will receive a free copy of Sleepy Hollow Dreams and the 2nd place winner will receive magnets of Lightning and Thunder, her upcoming books! This will be my first giveaway,  I'm so excited and grateful to have this opportunity to work with Taryn! 

* I have reviews up on my blog for both of these books, Sleepy Hollow Dreams and The Undeparted. I'll post reminders for the giveaway as it gets closer, be sure to enter!! You never know, you may just be the winner! :)

Friday Finds


  Here's some goodies I cam across during the week! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Fireflies

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.  This meme is simple and fun, you just pick up your current read, flip to a random page, and choose 1 or 2 teaser sentences to share!

"You compare your life to that of a firefly, but it is never that simple or fantastic!"

   "If you think the fireflies are beautiful, you"ll love the nymphomites."

Monday Meme

A day late, but better late than never! Here is Monday's Meme 

What did I read last week?                                                 Going to read next?
 Current read? 

Friday, October 5, 2012


It's Friday, you know what that means!!
Let's get the weekend started right with some new books to check out. I know having everyone telling you all these books to go get  and coming across ones that catch your eye can get pretty pricey. If your on a budget or trying to cut back on buying so many books, don't worry, I always try to find some good freebies on the Barnes and Noble website for this meme.  Get ready for the weekend and  don't worry about feeling guilty for indulging in some great new reads!



Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's here! My interview with Deborah Palumbo

I am thrilled to have had this opportunity to meet and work with Deborah! She is an amazing author and a very nice woman.  Be sure to stop by her blog to read the interview and check out some of her other books. :)

You can get your copy of The Undeparted here:
Follow her on Twitter!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Release: Forbidden Forest

Pleased to announce that Forbidden Forest is now out!
You can pick up your copy @ Amazon for $3.99
I got a chance to read this a few weeks back and I honestly loved it! There are no hot and sexy romance scenes, but it will leave you wanting more. I am already anxious for the second book to come out.  :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Flip Flop Friday* My Interview!

   I'm SOOO excited right now, know why???  Because Deborah Palumbo, author of The Undeparted, was kind enough to interview me for her blog!!!! :D
She's been so nice and I'm honored to have the opportunity to work with her!  Be sure to stop by her blog for the interview this Friday! 10/5/2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Meme

It's a new week and as always, I'll start it off with today's meme.
           This Monday meme is where bloggers talk about what they read last week, are currently reading, and what they plan to read next.

*Last week's read: The Undeparted by Deborah Palumbo

*Currently reading: Broken Aro by Jen Wylie

*Next to read: Bonded by Crimson by Zrinka Jelic