Triple Shot Giveaway

In honor of the release of Triple Shot today, I am having a giveaway over on my Facebook page, Ava Riley Romance Books. Head over and enter to win!  I am giving away one e-copy of Triple Shot and one set (6) of shot glasses.  Spread the word and good luck.

  

Happy Reading!

Ava Riley

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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

Triple Shot Cover Revealed

When I submitted Triple Shot to Lazy Day Publishing, I was extremely excited about Susan and Josiah’s story being told.  On Friday, my editor Staci sent me over a sample of the cover and I have to say I was (and still am) blown away.  The cover completely captures the essence of the story and it is sexy and sensual.  I absolutely LOVE it and am so pleased with the outcome.  Hope you all like it as well.  We have a release date of August 8th for Triple Shot!

Upcoming Release ~ Triple Shot!

I am extremely excited for the release of Triple Shot next month from Lazy Day Publishing.  The story of the gang from Long Beach continues with Susan and sexy Josiah Hunter.

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.

Just a snippet: 

Susan spun on her heels when her toes touched the hem of the blanket and pushed her index finger into his chest.  “I’ll have you know a lesson in mounting is the last thing I need.  I’m perfectly capable of mounting anything on my own without your aid,” she said without a single thought of what she spoke.  Josiah pushed his chest into her finger then had the audacity to lick his lips tucking his lower lip between his teeth.

“Your mounting skills are something I would very much like to see at some point,” he said with a cocky grin on his face.

Susan snatched up her towel and began drying herself off before his words registered in her mind.  “Maybe that could happen…hmmm…never,” she said grabbing her bag and stomping her way in the direction of Rowan’s house.

Happy Reading!

Ava Riley

Author Moments II

Harry Moseley, the boy who raised over £500,000 for Cancer Research UK, is no longer with us – but his legacy lives on.

“Britain’s Kindest Kid”, Harry was more than a nice kid with a big heart; he was a real life hero.  A hero with an inoperable brain tumor who tragically lost his battle with cancer at the much-too-young age of 11.  Harry’s, “Help Harry Help Others” campaign continues his fundraising work in hopes that one day soon, there will be a cure for brain tumors. Joining Harry’s quest for research funds are an amazing group of romance writers, along with a wonderful cover artist, who have put together an inspiring anthology to raise money for Cancer Research UK, in memory of Harry Moseley.

“Author Moments II” is a collection of essays written by these talented writers. From the New York Times bestselling lists to the writer who is just beginning their quest, you will find this anthology filled with generous writing advice and anecdotes. It won’t matter where you are on your road to publication or even in your life journey, Author Moments II will fill you with love, laughter and a renewed hope that all things are possible when you care enough to come together and make a difference.

Like real life hero, Harry Moseley.

The Authors Helping Harry invite you to pitch in with them to help find a cure simply by purchasing a copy of this wonderful anthology.

*As a bonus, each author has included an excerpt from one of their current, or upcoming, releases.

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First off, I would like to say a huge thank you to Bonnie for allowing me to be a part of Author Moments again!  I am humbled and honored to be able to help continue Harry’s fight against cancer.  Although he is no longer with us, his memory lives on and his work to find a cure for cancer continues.

Author Moments II, as with Author Moments, is a collection of stories and anecdotes from writers of different genres.  We all have one goal in common…to do our part in raising money to find a cure for cancer and at the same time bringing to our readers advice and stories that are helpful, fun, and entertaining.  In Author Moments II, readers will be able to get a more personal glimpse into some of their favorite writers and gain some insight into the writing world.

Not only do you as a reader get to read from a multitude of wonderful writers all in one book, but you are also doing your part in helping raise money for cancer research.  For you see, not one time from the sales of each book goes to us as writers, editor, or the cover artist.  ALL proceeds go to cancer research.

Where can you learn more about Harry and where can you get your copy of Author Moments II?  I’m so glad you asked.

Below is a list of links that will give you all the information you need.

To find out more about Harry and Authors Helping Harry:

To buy your copy of Author Moments II:
In case you missed Author Moments (I):
As Always, Happy Reading ~
Ava Riley

Darker After Midnight Review…..

January 24, 2012
Darker After Midnight — Book 10
Features: Sterling Chase

Once a morally rigid enforcer of Breed law, now a warrior fallen from grace, Chase’s biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. With Bloodlust beckoning him, the path to redemption has never seemed more out of reach–until he finds himself drawn to a beautiful young woman who may be something much more than she seems . . .

(taken from Lara Adrian’s website)

*****

Darker After Midnight

 I will be honest with you, I am not even sure how to write out this review.  The excitement of this book has my mind blasting in every direction, unable to focus on what I really want to say without giving anything away!  This is by far the BEST story I have read from Lara Adrian.  Just when I thought the Midnight Breed series couldn’t get any better, Lara goes and gives us Chase and Tavia!  Finally!  I have been waiting for Chase’s story for a while now, I’ve always wanted more of him since Lara first introduced us to him.  Chase is definitely one of my favorite of the Breed males.  He is sexy hot and one badass vampire and although he is dealing with Bloodlust, he is a male of honor and worth!  In Darker, we are introduced to Tavia who turns out to be quite a surprise!  She is not quite what we are led to believe, but I’d venture to say that out of all the females, I like Tavia the most.

Darker After Midnight is full of twists and turns and takes us places that we could never anticipate.  Lara does a fabulous job keeping us on our toes and throwing us for a loop (and just when we think we’ve figured it out) that has us begging for more.  One of the elements I appreciate about the Midnight Breed series (especially in Darker After Midnight) is how each Breed male and their Breedmates are incorporated in each book.  Although Darker is focused on Chase and Tavia, we are kept in the loop in regards to the others of the Order.

Once I was able to lock myself away in my room, away from all the distractions of the day, I was unable to put this book down.  I even sat on the edge of my bed while my Nook was plugged in because I kept having to recharge the thing.  I couldn’t stop reading until I got to the end (with the exception of a food break).  And what an ending it was!!!!!  No Spoilers here, but let me tell you, I can’t wait to see where Lara takes us next and all that she reveals in the following books.  Darker has done what all novels should do, had me wanting MORE and MORE!

Darker After Midnight receives a 5 out 5 Stars (without question) and I HIGHLY recommend this novel.  If you haven’t had a chance to read the Midnight Breed series, you are missing out!  You need to read the previous books in this series before taking the plunge into the Dark(er), but don’t worry….you won’t be disappointed that you did.

Happy Reading!

Ava Riley

Sample Sunday – The Beast Within

My publisher, Lazy Day Publishing, on October 19, 2011 will be releasing an anthology titled INDULGENCE.  This will include 11 (myself included) authors from Lazy Day contributing to the anthology.  I am excited and honored to be a part of this first ever print book from LD.

The Beast Within is my contribution:

Siona spent the last sixteen years in the presence of Alston, most of that time as the sexy magician’s assistant.  Performance after performance, doing as he commanded, all the while, keeping her feelings veiled from the only man she ever loved. No longer able to deny them what she knew they both wanted, they share a brief moment of passion and a promise of unimaginable pleasures, bringing them to a turning point in their relationship.

After years of following his lead, the shape shifter finally resolves to call forth the beast within her.   Although Alston voices his concerns, Siona pushes his fears and pleas to put off the transformation to the wayside.  Will overconfidence in her control of the beast be the cost her the life of her one true love?  Will she be able to pull herself from the dark corner the jaguar has thrust her into in time to save Alston?  Or will the creature who saved her life as a child, destroy all her hopes and dreams of a happy future with Alston?

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Alston walked between the multitudes of tents, making his way to the one darkened trailer within the invisible boundaries surrounding Cirque Romani’s camp.  No matter the darkness engulfing the tin building, he knew Siona would be just past the door, preparing for tonight.  If nothing else, the woman was predictable.  Predictable, beautiful, and out of his league.  Nightly, he watched her transform from amazing woman to beautiful creature.  The patrons came to see his magic, to see him bring forth exotic animals that could only be seen in places of their fantasies.  Little did they know; however, he’d not been the enigmatic one to bring forth such wonders before their eyes.  No, the true magic weaver was his beautiful assistant, Siona. 

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Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Reading!

Ava