Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Countdown--7 days to go!

Countdown Christmas is an event at A Bookalicious Story to celebrate the coming of Christmas in 2 weeks time. There'll be fun interviews, Christmassy excerpts and giveaways just brimming with bookish-goodness ranging from YA Fantasies to New Adult Contemporary Romances to Adult Historical Romances. I hope y'all will join in this celebration! The more the merrier, aye? ;)

7 days to go! We had dragon shifter yesterday, so today it's gonna be WEREWOLVES, VAMPS, DEMONS, AND EX-MILITARY, oh my!! Haha, we can't celebrate with PNR/UF without them, aye? ;)

Katie Reus! aka Savannah Stuart
About Katie

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.

However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

Connect with the author:
Author's Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Alpha Instinct
Moon Shifter #1
Blurb from Goodreads

Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Other Books in Series:

First Surrender
The Serafin: Sin City #1
Blurb from Goodreads

He’s dangerous, sexy, and everything she wants…

Sierra hit it off with Hayden from the moment they met. The dangerously sexy, tattooed ex-SEAL is one of the best friends she’s ever had—and the main star in her wildest fantasies. But he doesn’t see her that way. And she’d die of embarrassment if he found out she was still a virgin.

And he’s about to make his claim…

Hayden’s struggled to keep his attraction to the beautiful, dark haired casino chef a secret. He’s not good enough for her. But when an attacker targets Sierra, Hayden’s protective instincts go into overdrive. With the attraction between them burning out of control, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her and convince her they’re meant to be together.

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Other Book in Series:

Darkness Awakened
Darkness #1
Blurb from Goodreads

Years ago he ended things between them to protect her…

As leader of one of the fiercest werewolf packs in the south, Finn Stavros is in full battle mode 24/7. He has no choice—he’s one of the few beings strong enough to fight the Akkadian demons, whose mysterious escape from hell threatens the entire world. With the battle turning bloodier by the second, Finn is ready for anything…until his vampire long lost love shows up on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, sending his heart into a tailspin. He agrees to help her, unaware that she carries a shocking secret that will turn his life upside down.

This time, he’s not letting her go…

Vampire Lyra Marius curses the day she met Finn. The ruthless werewolf promised to love her forever, but he rejected her instead—before she could share her life altering news. Pregnant, kicked out of her coven, and cast aside by the love of her life, Lyra struggled to raise their rare shifter-vampire daughter Vega alone among humans. When the 16-year-old is kidnapped and used to fulfill a frightening prophecy, Lyra swallows her pride and turns to Finn for help. But how long can she fight her feelings for him and keep him from guessing the truth about who Vega really is? As they race against the clock to save their daughter, they must defeat the lethal threat imposed by demons infiltrating the human world and a hell gate that could not only reveal their existence to mankind, but destroy the world in the process.

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Other Book in Series:
Out Summer 2014

Other works:

A "Would Your Rather" Interview with Katie Reus

Hi Katie! Welcome to A Bookalicious Story, and thank you so much for coming over! :)

Katie: Thanks so much for having me here today!

Would you rather...

1) ...live in the world of the Moon Shifter series, Red Stone Security series (assuming you'd be in league with all that panties-combusting alphas), Deadly Ops series, relatively new The Serafina: Sin City series, or your latest Darkness series? Why?
**I'm sorry I couldn't list your standalones too. You're too prolific a writer. (Evidence)

Katie: Ha, I can’t answer that! If I had more than one kid, it would be like asking me to choose which I liked best! Instead of ‘would I rather’ how about… it would be insanely awesome to combine all my series. Throw super spy Jack from Targeted (Deadly Ops) into the dark, supernatural Moon Shifter world? Yes please! Or throw sexy billionaire Wyatt from my RSS series into my Darkness world where he gets to meet an actual dragon shifter! How awesome would that be?!

2) ...write as Savannah Stuart or Katie Reus? (Which genre/story resonates with you more?)

Katie: You’re killing me here, lol! I write under both names not because I prefer one over the other (nor could I choose) but because the majority of my Savannah books are hotter than my Katie books and I want readers to know what they’re getting when they pick up one of my books. I like to switch out my author hats.

3) ...read your own books or other romance novels (or novels of other genres) if you were stranded in Hawaii with a resort voucher, coconut, and a really hot masseur? (Hehe, any good romance recs by the way?)

Katie: Other romance novels, no doubt! I’ve already got enough stories of my own running around in my head, not including my own books and I don’t want to read them again. I love getting lost in books by some of my favorite authors. Hmm, good recs? Kaylea Cross has a great new RS series: Titanium Security that I love (full disclosure, she’s my bestie and CP), Carolyn Crane has a new Associates series I’m really digging, I love Charlotte Stein’s quirky heroines, Lolita Lopez has a hot sci fi series with Ellora’s Cave that I’ve fallen in love with, and I’ll read pretty much anything by: JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cynthia Eden and Linda Howard.

4) ...write about a kickass, headstrong heroine or a gentle, kind damsel that's in mortal peril?
**Just to clarify, just because karate pro heroines are sexy and the hype now in the Fiction and Hollywood world, there's a little princess in me that appreciates a good white knight riding to the rescue of a damsel in distress. :))

Katie: I definitely prefer to write about kickass heroines, but I don’t think that means they have to be physically kickass. For example: in my Moon Shifter series Kat and Erin in books 3 & 4 are very kickass in the physical sense whereas Ana and December from books 1 and 2 are just as headstrong and smart, but aren’t out there taking people down with swords and stuff, lol.

5) ...have chosen to be an author or another profession if time rewound?

Katie: I knew what I wanted to do not too long after I graduated college and I’d choose being an author every single time if time rewound. It’s the only ‘job’ I’ve had where I’ve ever been truly happy.

6) ...have Thor or Loki over for Christmas celebrations? *wipes drool off the ground with unfocused eyes and loopy smile*

Katie: This is an easy one… have them both over for Christmas celebration!

Thank you so much again! Haha, this has been fun. :P

Katie: Thanks for having me!

Katie is very generously giving away two (2) ecopies of Darkness and two (2) ecopies of First Surrender!! Giveaway is international and ends on Jan 8, 2014.

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**Giveaway is provided by Katie Reus. ABS will not be responsible for any shipment of prizes.


Thank you for dropping by! You can refer to the master calender of events at Day 1's post. :)


  1. great interview. just stopped my to support Katie

  2. Oh, a kickass werecat, and erotica/PNR, of course LOL I want it all, give a hunkalicious Alpha to match me, as well =D
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Wednesday!

    1. LOL, yeah I need my guilty read every once in awhile (meh, more like regularly) too. Actually yeah, all the predatory changelings are awesome, just as long as he's alpha-ish. ;)

      Hey, no prob! Thanks for visiting, Linda! Happy Hols!

  3. Replies
    1. Yeah, me too! And looootsa others, haha. Thanks for visiting, LS!

  4. I can't wait to read avenger"s heat I love this series!!!

    1. I'm lovin' the covers in the series so far, but I've only read Alpha Instinct and Mating Instinct. I'll continue again after I'm done with my few current reads. Hope you'll enjoy Avenger's Heat when it's out!

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    1. Paranormal would have been my first choice too actually, cause there's usually more plot in PNR books than eroticas. Eroticas are...well, sex-driven. Haha, thanks for visiting, Diane! Good luck with the comp!

  6. Have to be a weredragon, PNR and kickass for sure.

    1. DRAGONS!! :)))))) Haha, I love dragons more than anything else but there are some really hot werewolf and werecat books out there, so I'm open. ;) Thanks for visiting, Mary!

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    1. Awesome choice, Ann! Dragons FTW~ Haha, thanks for visiting, and good luck with the comp!

  8. i want to be were that way i can be all most any thing

    1. Y'know when I watch Teen Titans I always don't envy Beastboy cause he can shapeshift into any animal or beast, and I think if I'm him, I'll always have a very vexing time deciding which animal to shift into that I'll be dead before I decide on anything. Haha, but I'd LOVE to be able to shift too!

      Thanks for visiting, Desiree!

  9. Kickass heroine, whether paranorm or human though.....

  10. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks again for hosting me! :)

  11. Paranormal kick ass heroine of any kind :). Thanks.


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Cyp's Abbreviation Dictionary

DNF = Did Not Finish
HEA = Happily Ever After
PNR = Paranormal Romance
UF = Urban Fantasy
YA = Young Adult

Erotica Reference

BDSM = Bondage/Discipline, Dominant/Submissive, Sadism/Masochism
f/f = female/female
m/f = male/female
m/m = male/male


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