Weekend Flash #1

It was cool to the touch, a much needed distraction from all of the craziness I’d been dealing with the past three weeks.  Since Robert packed up his measly belongings and high tailed it out of my life, I’d sat drowning in my own self-pity.  My predictable routine of the past two years had gone from nightly love making to crying myself to sleep.

“Not anymore,” I reprimanded myself as I wrapped my fingers tightly around the metal bar of my mountain bike and lugged it down the two flights of stairs from the apartment I now occupied alone.


If you’d like to read others who have contributed to the Weekend Flash, check them out:

Tigris Eden

Riley Ross

Leigh Willis

Ty Langston


Happy Reading!

Ava Riley

A Guest At Secret Cravings!

In October, I have a paranormal novella, Leesea’s Books and Babbles, coming out from Secret Cravings Publishing.   I am excited about this and can’t wait to share Leesea’s story with you all.  With that being said, I am guest blogging over at Secret Cravings today, so please stop by if you get the chance.

Introducing upcoming SCP author Ava Riley


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Ava Riley

We Have a Winner!



Thanks to everyone who entered the Triple Shot Giveaway.  I appreciate you all taking time out of your day to do so and to spread the word.

Our winner is Viki Sloboda…Congratulations Viki.  An email has been sent to you.

Happy Reading!

Ava Riley

Triple Shot Release Day!

Today is an exciting day!  Release day for Triple Shot.  Get your copy at Amazon at or Barnes and Noble at  … get your copy today and spread the word.

From the back of the book:

Susan’s once carefree personality is put to the test with the complications of her mother’s disease and she finds herself failing miserably.  The turmoil in her life makes it difficult for her to find happiness, even after a night of passion with sexy Josiah Hunter.  When tragedy strikes Susan’s life, Josiah reaches out to comfort her, but the guilt she feels won’t grant him the access he’s looking for.  Only the separation of miles reveals to them both that what they share is real, no matter what life has thrown in their direction.

Happy Reading!

Ava Riley

Review of Once Burned by @Jeaniene_Frost … 5/5 Stars

Book one in the Night Prince series.

June 26th, 2012

She’s a mortal with dark powers…

After a tragic accident scarred  her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a  person’s darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of  solitude…until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out  with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire…

He’s the Prince of Night…

Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest  vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don’t call him Dracula. Vlad’s ability to control fire makes him one of the most  feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against  him – a beautiful mortal with powers to  match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them,  threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop  an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.

(Taken from Frost’s website)


Oh my, my, my, my, my!  I will automatically start off by saying that if you have not read this book, run do not walk, to your nearest book store (or computer) and get your copy NOW!  I have absolutely loved all of Frost’s books (Cat and Bones are two of my favorite heroines/heros), but Vlad and Leila are AMAZING together.

Before I started reading Once Burned, I had read a few reviews on it (which I don’t normally do with authors I’m already familiar with because I don’t want to read any spoilers).  I saw some complaints about how the story was in Leila’s POV.  Let me just say this: I LOVED that it was her point of view.  She is a funny, intelligent, and strong woman.  I believe if she were anything less, then her POV wouldn’t work.  Also, we already know that Vlad is a badass, hello he’s the Prince of Night!  Seeing this story unfold from Leila’s perspective actually made me fall in love with Vlad even more than I already was (from seeing him in Frost’s Night Huntress series).  Add to it that she is sarcastic as hell and he can read minds added quite a bit of humor to the story.

We are taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions with Vlad and Leila.  I found myself getting caught up not only in the danger they found themselves in but also in the love story as it unfolded.  Frost does an amazing job at showing how natural this relationship is.  Two very strong-willed people, with two extraordinary abilities doesn’t normally mean a successful relationship (especially when one is an arrogant vampire), but Frost made it work and made it work well.   To say Vlad is “sure” of himself and the fact that women (including Leila) would fall at his feet is an understatement.  Normally I am turned off by characters who are overly possessive or, but when it comes to Vlad, it absolutely works for him.  This sexy vampire and beautiful, strong-willed women heat up the pages in the bedroom (and other places) made this an exciting sexy read as well.  Every woman needs a Vlad in their lives!

When I got to the end of the book, I was both disappointed and excited.  Disappointed that it had ended and excited to know that this is not the only/last time that we will see Vlad and Leila.  Now I have to wait😦.  This is one of those books that will be added to my very short list of read again books.

I am giving Once Burned 5/5 Stars – this is a MUST read!!!!  If you have a huge To Be Read list, bump this one to the top – you will not be disappointed.


Happy Reading!

Ava Riley