Author: Elisabeth Naughton

Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Awakened by Elisabeth Naughton

Posted April 6, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 0 Comments

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Awakened
by Elisabeth Naughton
Series: Take No Prisoners #1
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 12th, 2016
Format: Ebook

Book Description:

DAMON – For twenty-five years he’s served as a plaything for the gods. With no memory of his past, he has no way of knowing if this is his ultimate fate, but he senses there has to be more to life.

Damon’s hope for more comes in the form of the Sirens’ newest recruit. Elysia is unlike any trainee he’s ever met. Not only can she remember where she came from—an ability the Sirens block—but she has an instant connection to Damon, one he’s never felt and doesn’t understand. Soon Damon is willing to do anything to have Elysia. Even risk the wrath of the gods to break her out of Olympus so he can keep her for himself.

But Damon’s past isn’t a mystery to everyone. Evil forces are at work beneath the surface, and before long, Damon realizes that the connection he shares with Elysia isn’t a random coincidence. His fate—and the darkness it brings—was cemented long ago. And when it is finally revealed, no one will be safe.

AWAKENED can be read as a stand-alone book.

Buy Links:  Amazon • Barnes & Noble • iTunes • Kobo
Book Links: Goodreads

Other books in the Eternal Guardians series:

  • MARKED (currently free on Amazon) – Book 1
  • ENTWINED – Book 2
  • TEMPTED – Book 3
  • ENRAPTURED – Book 4
  • ENSLAVED – Book 5
  • BOUND – Book 6
  • TEMPTED – Book 7
  • RAVAGED – Novella, Book 7.5

Excerpt

“Mm…” Aphrodite swung her long legs over the side of the enormous bed and stretched her arms above her head. “That was wonderful.” Curly auburn hair the color of autumn leaves spilled down the pale skin of her naked spine as she turned and cast a coy look over her shoulder. “You get better and better, Damianos.”

The two naked nymphs who’d joined them scurried off the bed and rushed out of the room. Aphrodite pushed to her feet, all long lines and perfect curves, and crossed to the chaise.

The nymphs could disappear after the fact, the lucky females, but Damon could not. Rolling to his side, he propped his elbow on the mattress and rested his head on his hand as he watched Aphrodite slide a white silk robe onto her pale arms and tried not to be resentful of that fact. “Good thing, since my purpose is only to serve.”

Aphrodite smirked. “And you do it so well, erastis.”

Lover. He hated the way that word sounded.

The goddess moved back to the edge of the mattress and sat, then reached out and twirled a lock of Damon’s hair around her finger. “Speaking of serving, a new class of Sirens is set to arrive.” She pushed out her full, plump lips in a sexy little pout. “Athena is going to try to steal you from me again.”

Damon looked up at the goddess of love and desire and tried to feign disappointment, though inside, excitement leapt at the possibility of a break. Aphrodite’s temple wasn’t a bad place to spend your days—wide soaring rooms, tall stately pillars, marble everything, fountains and baths that promised both pleasure and relaxation, and the sweet scent of heliotrope wafting on the air, awakening the senses. But lately he couldn’t help thinking there had to be more to life than this. More than meaningless pleasure. More than casual sex. More than catering to Aphrodite, a goddess who cared only about herself.

“A new class, huh?” He rolled back into the mountain of pillows and laced his fingers behind his head, remembering that Athena and Aphrodite didn’t always get along. Jealousy was forever an issue between them—between any of the ruling Olympians—and he’d learned long ago not to show interest in any immortal other than the one currently in his line of sight.

“You don’t want to go, do you?” Aphrodite slid her finger down his throat and across the dusting of hair on his bare chest. “I could tell Athena you’re too valuable, which you are.”

This was where he needed to be careful. He couldn’t show too much enthusiasm, or Aphrodite would never let him leave. “Of course not. Training new Sirens is as enjoyable for me as spending time with your husband is for you.”

Aphrodite’s lips curled. Everyone knew she couldn’t stand her husband, Hephaestus. Her gaze hovered on Damon’s face. “That boring?”

She was beautiful, even Damon couldn’t deny that. Meadow-green eyes, flawless skin, high cheekbones, and lips made only for seduction. But though physically he was still attracted to her, more and more lately, he was finding it difficult to be aroused in her company. Sex with Aphrodite was as empty as his life these days. There had to be more. A reason he was here. A future that held some kind of purpose. Something other than…immortal perfection.

He drew his hand from behind his head and brushed the back of his fingers against the smooth curve of her jawline. “Infinitely boring. When I’m with the Sirens, I count the days until I return to your temple.”

Which was a flat-out lie. Working with Athena’s Sirens, training them in combat, strategy, warfare—even seduction—was a thousand times more fun than being stuck in Aphrodite’s claustrophobic pleasure palace.

Aphrodite sighed and smoothed her hand over his chest again, dropping her gaze to where she touched him. “I suppose I could consider letting you go. So long as I know you’re pining away for me. Absence, they say, does make the heart grow fonder.”

Damon had never found that to be true, but he refrained from saying so. He wasn’t about to do anything to jeopardize this chance to escape, however short his respite might be. “It does. Very much so.”

She leaned down and kissed him, sliding her tongue along his at the first touch and tasting him deeply. He didn’t pull away, didn’t say no, knew it was pointless to do so. Instead, he slid his fingers into the curly mass of auburn hair framing her face and kissed her back. Her mouth turned greedy against his, and she wriggled out of the robe she’d just pulled on, then pushed the sheet from his hips.

Yeah, there has to be more than this, he thought as she climbed over him. More than aphrodisiacs to keep him hard, more than meaningless sex, more than immortals using him for their pleasure. There had to be a hell of a lot more. Somewhere.

He just hoped he found it before he went mad.

About Elisabeth Naughton

Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A rabid reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned to a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home.

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New Release Spotlight & Excerpt: Ravaged by Elisabeth Naughton

Posted June 9, 2015 by Sherri in Book Spotlight / 0 Comments

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Ravaged
by Elisabeth Naughton
Series: Eternal Guardians #7.5, 1001 Dark Nights #19
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Novella
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts Incorporated
Release Date: June 9th, 2015
Format: Paperback/eBook, 100 pages

Book Description:

Ari—Once an Eternal Guardian, now he’s nothing but a rogue mercenary with one singular focus: revenge.

His guardian brothers all think he’s dead, but Ari is very much alive in the human realm, chipping away at Zeus’s Sirens every chance he can, reveling in his brutality and anonymity. Until, that is, he abducts the wrong female and his identity is finally exposed. It will take more than the Eternal Guardians, more even than the gods to rein Ari in after everything he’s done. It may just take the courage of one woman willing to stand up to a warrior who’s become a savage.

Buy Links:  Amazon • Amazon UK • Kindle
Book Links: Goodreads

Excerpt

“Better.” Sappheire, Athena’s right-hand Siren and the leader of Zeus’s female warrior army, nodded at Daphne’s side. “You keep practicing and you’ll get there.”

Daphne wasn’t so sure. All Sirens went through rigorous training in a variety of different areas—combat, seduction, warfare, strategy—and she’d passed each section with high marks from her trainers. But she couldn’t take her final Siren vows until she conquered the marksmanship exam. And at the moment, her aim wasn’t even close to one-hundred percent, which was why she was out here now, on the training field behind Siren headquarters, working on her shot long after the other recruits had retired to the mess hall for dinner. So far she’d failed the test three times. Until she could hit a target repeatedly dead center—without injuring herself—she was SOL. Which meant her dream of being a full-fledged Siren kept hovering in the distance, just out of reach.

“That’s a nice thought,” she said, lowering her bow and shaking out her hand. “I’m not sure how realistic it is, though.”

“Persistence will pay off.” Sappheire’s luxuriously sleek mane—a mixture of blonde and chestnut and ginger locks—swayed as she turned Daphne’s way, and those brilliant blue eyes for which she was named sparkled. “If this is your calling, it’ll happen. Just don’t give up.”

Dressed in form-fitting black pants, a tight, black, low-cut tank that showed off her cleavage and muscular arms, and kick-ass stiletto boots that elongated her legs, Sappheire pressed the button at the end of her bow, shrinking the weapon down to a six-inch metal bar. She’d lost the leather breastplate and arm guards she usually wore in the field, but she still looked as menacing as any warrior. And not for the first time, Daphne was glad this Siren had taken a liking to her instead of harassing her as she did some of the other recruits.

Slipping the weapon into her boot, Sappheire added, “Athena’s been watching you.”

Watching her fail? Daphne winced. She wasn’t sure she needed to know that, not when she already felt like a major loser.

Daphne shrank her own weapon. She was dressed the same as Sappheire—tight black pants, fitted black tank, crazy high boots it had taken her years to learn to walk in—but where Sappheire wore the outfit with confidence and grace, Daphne still felt awkward in the take-notice-of-me-now getup. “Well, if nothing else, I’m sure she’s entertained.”

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About Elisabeth Naughton

Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A rabid reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned to a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home.

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Cover Reveal: Twisted by Elisabeth Naughton

Posted May 5, 2014 by Sherri in Book Spotlight / 8 Comments
Cover Reveal: Twisted by Elisabeth Naughton

About the Book Title: Twisted Author: Elisabeth Naughton Series:  Book 7 in the Eternal Guardian Series Genre:  Paranormal Romance Anticipated Release Date:  July 2014 Book Links:  Goodreads Hosted By:  Enchantress of Books Blog Tours Book Blurb: NICK – Leader of the half-breeds, the last true hero, and the son of one psychotic Titan. He’s spent his life fighting a dark pull toward the gods he doesn’t understand. But as his powers grow stronger and his destiny is revealed, no one knows whether he will choose to fight for the side of good or succumb to the sinister lure of evil…even him. Excerpt She pulled the cell door open. Metal groaned. And his chest pinched when he realized that was it. She was leaving. After not punishing him like he’d expected, but pleasuring him. “Why?” It was the only word he could get out. His throat was thick, his brain still foggy, but none of […]

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Book Spotlight: Stolen Chances by Elisabeth Naughton

Posted September 23, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Spotlight: Stolen Chances by Elisabeth Naughton

Welcome to Urban Girl Reader’s stop today on the promotional tour for Elisabeth Naughton’s Release of Stolen Chances. To see more information about Elisabeth and all her books, including excerpts. Stolen Chances by Elisabeth Naughton Series: Stolen #4 Publish Date: September 17, 2013 Genre: Romantic Suspense Paperback, 400 pages Read Chapter One Book Description: Nine years ago, Archaeologist Maren Hudson lost everything when a member of her team was killed during a routine dive. Now she’s been drawn back to Mexico and the career she walked away from in order to protect the most precious thing in the world: her daughter. One desperate phone call brings salvage expert Thad Leighton back to Mexico. For his murdered brother, he’s ready to settle the score, but one look at Maren and everything changes. Years may have passed, but she’s still as mesmerizing as she once was, and a few days on site together […]

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Blog Tour Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Wicked Firsts

Posted August 31, 2013 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 2 Comments
Blog Tour Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Wicked Firsts

We have a special book spotlight, along with an exclusive excerpt, for Wicked Firsts, an anthology from best selling authors:  Elisabeth Naughton, Alexandra Ivy, Cynthia Eden, Lauren Wright, Katie Reus and Joan Swan.  Enjoy! Six New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors bring you six all-new contemporary and super sexy suspense stories of first loves, first attractions, first temptations, first times and first obsessions. 99 cent SALE for FIRST week only! Order Now! Amazon | Barnes & Noble  Excerpt from First Taste of Darkness by Cynthia Eden  The gold of her eyes matched the shimmering gold of her dress. Golden hair, golden eyes, golden skin…she’d caught his attention the instant she walked into the Landon Hotel’s bar. He’d wanted her from that first sight, and, over the years, Blake had become quite used to taking what he wanted, no matter the price. “Jess Delaney…” She jerked when he said her name. She’d finally […]

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Cover Reveal: Hold On To Me by Elisabeth Naughton

Posted June 20, 2013 by Sherri in Features, Reviews / 0 Comments
Cover Reveal: Hold On To Me by Elisabeth Naughton

Hold On To Me by Elisabeth Naughton Genre: Contemporary Romance Publish Date: Fall 2013 Book Blurb: He thinks he’s finally found the one. Mitch Mathews never believed in love—at least not the happily ever after kind. Then he met Simone Conners. Just one night with the sexy lawyer made him reevaluate his priorities and look toward a future he never planned. The only hang up is making her see it too. She’s almost ready for a second chance. What started out as a casual hookup with a rugged geologist has turned into something a whole lot more. Simone’s on the verge of handing over her heart, but fear over what Mitch will say and do when he learns who she used to be holds her back. The past could destroy their future… Just when Simone is about to take a chance on forever with Mitch, the mistakes of her past […]

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Review: Bound by Elisabeth Naughton

Posted March 27, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Bound by Elisabeth Naughton

Bound by Elisabeth Naughton Series: Eternal Guardians #6 Genres: Paranormal Romance Published by Self Published on March 26, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 298 Source: Author Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Book Description:Book Description: TITUS—To most his gift seems like a blessing, but for him it’s a curse the other Eternal Guardians—those who protect the mortal realm from threats of the Underworld—seek to exploit. One he would gladly trade for the chance to be free… Obsessed. Her touch is like a drug. From the moment he met her, Titus knew she was different. Even dangerous. Yet though his guardian brethren are convinced Natasa is working for Hades, Titus can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop fantasizing about her. Can’t stop craving the one thing he knows could lead to the downfall of his world. Possessed. Faced with stopping Natasa or joining in her quest, Titus falls […]

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