Karen’s Killer Book Bench: MYSTIC REALMS, A Limited Edition Collection of Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romances by Viola Estrella ETAL

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MYSTIC REALMS
A Limited Edition Collection of Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romances

By Nicole Morgan, Tamsin Baker, Tracy Goodwin, Lynn Crain, Krista Ames, Dylan Keefers, Laura Baumbach, Viola Estrella, Christine Donovan, Jo Grafford, Jan Springer, Mardi Maxwell, Sadie Carter, Georgia Lyn Hunter, C.J. Black, D. Anne Paris, LaVerne Thompson, Misha Elliot, Dariel Raye & Tina Donahue

Blurb

What goes bump in the night? What causes you a fright?

While the answers for each may vary, I promise that these stories will not leave you wary.

From vampires and demons to shifters and creatures that you’d never suspect, this set will leave you breathless in the best possible ways.

So, don’t be afraid. Come, step into our realm. Allow the mysticism of romance in many shapes and forms fall over you like a veil of sweet, soothing, spine-tingling comfort.

We promise… you won’t be sorry.

Featured Stories

Secrets of the Hollows (Book 2) by Nicole Morgan
What’s a girl to do once she falls in love with a demon?

Fallen by Tamsin Baker
Gabriel thought he’d do anything to earn his way back into Heaven. He was wrong.

Cursed by Tracy Goodwin
Forbidden love. Dangerous prophecies. Limitless power. Fate is a witch.

Avenging Aingeal (Protectors of the Earth 1) by Lynn Crain
Bound by vengeance, she is humanity’s one hope…

Her Fate, His Mate (Wolves of Windsor Woods) by Krista Ames
Can she accept all he is and all he stands for?

Sleeping in the Dragon’s Den by Lexi Thorne
His Hungry Dragon My Curious Desire
His Tattoo Curse My Wet Dreams

Dark Side of the Moon by Laura Baumbach
Vampire rentboy vs. the world.

Angel Vindicated by Viola Estrella
Some sins are hard to avoid…

A Wolf’s Touch by Christine Donovan
Can she love him–wolf and all?

Dr. Magic (Vampire Island, Book 1) by Jo Grafford
One more dance with the devil…

Dark Heat by Jan Springer
Betrayed by her two forced mates, she hides within Vampira.

Torkel by Mardi Maxwell
Love unites them in the mists of time.

Silent Storm by Sadie Carter
Sometimes the monster is the good guy…

Tangled Sin by Georgia Lyn Hunter
She was the light in his eternal darkness…

Seduction’s Scent by C.I. Black
Giving in to temptation threatens everything.

Ghost Mate by D. Anne Paris
She was going to kill him even though he was already dead.

Living on the Edge (Clan Book 1) by Laverne Thompson
Mate wanted. Dead or alive.

The Warrior’s Curse by M. Elliott & T. Eden
What comes next may be the end of it all.

Three Days From Hell by Dariel Raye
Can a permanent resident of Third Hell be trusted?

Just Tell Me What You Want by Tina Donahue
Her wishes will leave him breathless…

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MYSTIC REALMS
A Limited Edition Collection of Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romances
Includes:

ANGEL VINDICATED
Abby Angel Series Book 1
BY VIOLA ESTRELLA

Blurb

Deporting unruly demons back to Hell is what I do best. Demon Control Agent isn’t just my job—it’s my life. Too bad my personal matters aren’t as straightforward. The virtuous gene seems to be missing from my DNA, getting me into more trouble than I’d like to admit. To date, my biggest vice has been Simeon Keller, a half-breed demon, who managed to seduce me five years ago. I’ve avoided him ever since, but I can’t knock the bad reputation the blunder has branded on me.

Now, the threat of a demon rebellion has Angels, Inc. overwhelmed, and I’m forced to trust Simeon to help me find the fiends threatening to end Angels’ existence. Staying out of the enemy’s bed is the least of my worries as I fight to keep the earth from falling under demon rule.

ANGEL VINDICATED
Abby Angel Series Book 1
BY VIOLA ESTRELLA

Excerpt

I twisted the hefty knob and eased the door open. My eyes found him right away. He was sitting at his desk. A different desk, thank the heavens. And he was staring at his computer screen, ignoring me just as his receptionist had. His ink black hair was longer, reaching his shoulders, I noticed straightaway as I closed the door behind me. The length was incredibly sexy, I thought, and immediately gave myself a mental slap on the forehead.

Keep it professional, Abby!

I took in the room around me to keep from staring. His office had been remodeled since I’d been here. The bookshelves and desk were a dark mahogany just like the door. The burgundy and gold rug on the floor covered most of the hardwood. Two sleek black leather chairs sat in front of his desk.

“Have a seat, Abigail.” His crisp silver eyes flickered over my body briefly as he stood.

Suddenly I became acutely aware of what I was wearing as I dropped down into one of the leather chairs. I hadn’t dressed up for the occasion, but my clothes were somewhat nicer than my usual. Instead of a T-shirt or sweatshirt, I wore a forest green fitted V-neck sweater, and replacing my faded jeans was a pair of dark stretch jeans. And naturally, I had on my running shoes. I was going to work soon, after all. Who was I trying to impress anyway?

He followed my lead and sat back down. It gave me the chance to assess his duds. Charcoal leather pants and a ribbed white sweater that clung to his lean muscles. Yep, more alluring than any full demon I’d ever laid eyes on.

“It’s good to see you again.” His voice was as smooth and pleasing as I remembered. “It’s been too long, but I’m afraid I’m confused by the nature of your visit. I don’t believe I’ve done anything lately to require your presence.” He grinned toward the last part. Red, soft, powerful lips. “Or have I?”

“No,” I blurted out. “I mean, that’s not why I’m here.” I leaned toward his desk and noticed his eyes dip to my chest. I should’ve worn a T-shirt. An extra large one.

Slowly, deliberately, he met my eyes again. “Why then?”

I could feel my entire body heat up. I probably looked like a big red freak of nature.

Get a hold of yourself. He was evil. A demon. Not worth the provocative thoughts dancing through my mind.

“I’m looking for someone you used to employ. His name is Peter Piper, and last night he escaped a second warning.”

“And?”

“And I hoped you’d be able to give me some information about him.”

He cocked his head, braced his hands on the desk, and bowed toward me to look at my bruised cheek. It couldn’t have been too noticeable. With MOG’s medicine and my healing power, it should be mostly gone.

“Did this Peter Piper hit you, Abigail?” He went on to examine the rest of my face and down farther.

“No,” I said, thankful there was a large piece of furniture between us. Afraid I’d be in his lap right then if there wasn’t. “No, he didn’t touch me.” His buddy did, but Simeon didn’t need to know that.

He sat back down. “What happened to you then?”

“I fell.” I was such a bad liar. Judd was right.

Simeon smiled, showing me a perfect set of teeth and a dimple on his left cheek. “Aren’t Angels bred to be honest and noble?”

“I am those things.” Most of the time.

“Really?” He tsked. “That’s disappointing to hear. I thought you were different.”

I didn’t ask what gave him that idea. I already knew. I also knew the half-breed sitting before me was the devil in disguise and was being very good at avoiding my purpose for coming here.

Meet Author Viola Estrella…

Viola Estrella loves a story with humor, flawed characters, paranormal elements, and romance. She tries to include these aspects in all that she writes and loves every minute of it. When she’s not reading, writing, or working at her day job, she’s spending quality time with her husband, sons, adorable granddaughter, and three pups in their Colorado home.

Viola is a 2010 RWA® RITA® finalist. Her Urban Fantasy, ANGEL VINDICATED, was nominated for Best First Book. In 2015, her paranormal romance novel, HAUNTING YOU, won the Specialized Category in the NTRWA Carolyn Readers Choice Awards and was a CRW Award of Excellence finalist.

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Links to Viola’s website, blog, books, etc.

The set is now a Kindle exclusive for $2.99 and free for Kindle Unlimited members: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078X57PN4?tag=books2read02-20

Viola Estrella’s Website: www.ViolaEstrella.com

Viola Estrella’s Facebook: Facebook

Bewitching Women Trilogy:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7JQ6HR

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bewitching-women-series/id1188073739?mt=11

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bewitching-women-series-viola-estrella/1125363584?ean=2940157462413

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bewitching-women-series

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SPECIAL GIVEAWAY!! Viola is giving away her Bewitching Women Trilogy in either epub or mobi (Bewitching You, Haunting You, and Finding You) to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.

Thanks, Viola, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!


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8 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: MYSTIC REALMS, A Limited Edition Collection of Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romances by Viola Estrella ETAL

  1. Sharon Greene says:

    I love the angel/demon genre. This sounds like an excellent read!

  2. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Viola, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love these kinds of stories and have my copy on my TBR pile. Now to get to that pile. 🙂 Cannot wait! Thanks for stopping by to share this wonderful compilation with us today!

  3. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Will be sharing with my friends who love this genre. Quite an impressive assortment! Thanks Karen and Viola.

  4. Lori Kander says:

    Oh how I love paranormal romances! I am definitely looking into Mystic Realms!

  5. Jo Grafford says:

    Thanks so much for the awesome write up and shout out for Mystic Realms! Cheers, Jo Grafford (Vampire Island Series) 🙂

  6. bn100 says:

    lots of books

  7. Christine Donovan says:

    Thank you, Karen, for featuring us today. It’s greatly appreciated!

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