Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at:

Spotlights upcoming releases.

It's been a long time between WOW's for us at Novels On The Run, but I aim to rectify that.

I have been told about Caroline Hanson and her Valerie Dearborn series, so I have decided to spotlight the whole lot , Love Is Mortal is the actual WOW:) I'm not sure if the novella , 'Love Is The Beginning' is a #2.5 or not so don't quote me.

I LOVE the covers of all these!!

Love Is Darkness # 1
Love Is Fear # 2
Love Is The Beginning
Love Is Mortal # 3


Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life, but it’s more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and—if not prepared exactly right—deadly.

In London for graduate school, Val knows she's finally free. Her father and ex-almost-boyfriend are back in California and she's out of the Vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she?

She draws the attention of Lucas, a 1600 year old Vampire, and King to his kind. He’s also wicked hot. As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can't refuse— help him find out if the Others (Empaths, Fey and Werewolves) still exist or he'll stop protecting those she loves.

Lucas tells her that Empaths were a Vampire’s biggest weakness before going extinct hundreds of years ago. While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a Vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming with emotions at will. The one detail he leaves out? Valerie is an Empath.

And after 1600 years of an emotionless existence, Lucas wants Valerie like a recovering alcoholic wants a wine cooler.

Can she keep those she loves alive, stop Lucas from munching on her, survive a fanged revolution and still find a way to have that boring, normal life she’s always wanted? Probably not, but boy is she gonna try!

This is a full length novel and contains adult content.


Love is Fear is the highly anticipated sequel to the Number One Fantasy Bestseller, Love is Darkness.

After a lot of swearing and only a little nookie, Valerie Dearborn has decided to make a change. No more lusting after Lucas, the hot, but emotionless, vampire king who can’t commit. Instead she’s going to make it work with Jack. After all, not only is he breathing, but he’s the love of her life….Isn’t he?

Valerie is an Empath, with supernatural abilities that seem to do nothing more than give her the hots for Lucas. Once upon a time, Empath’s had a purpose. They were ambassadors to the Others—Fey, Witches, Werewolves and Vampires. They could settle the emotions of a Werewolf and make Vampires feel again.

But that was long ago.

Lucas isn’t about to let Valerie go. He needs her to help him find the Fey, last seen in the Colony of Roanoke, South Carolina, circa 1587. He still believes they are the key to restoring balance to the world and the only way to keep vampires under control. They won’t trust him, but they will trust Val.
Between Jack, Lucas and Rachel, Val knows life won’t be dull. Nor will it be the normal, 2.5 kids kind of life she’s always wanted.

As their enemies close in, Val must ask herself what life is really about–trust, duty or mind-blowing orgasms? And even if she finds the answer, she may not live long enough to enjoy it.

Please note—this novel is not YA and has lots of sass, swearing and sex. Not necessarily in that order.


Dear Reader,

If you have not read my Valerie Dearborn Series (Love is Darkness and Love is Fear), please do so before reading Love is…The Beginning – because it won't make any sense otherwise.

This was the beginning to Love is Darkness until the eleventh hour. For me, this scene has always been where the book started and how I envisioned the characters being introduced.

So why did it get taken out? Because it is Jack's story, and the Valerie Dearborn Series is about Valerie. It’s the story of her life and her journey, with Jack and Co. along for the ride. This scene confused that.

But everyone who read this first beginning loved it. They loved knowing how Valerie and Jack met. They wanted to see his first tragic encounter with Marion and liked understanding what makes him tick.

This is a short read, a bit longer than Bewitching the Werewolf and will probably take you an hour to read. Enjoy! And as always, please feel free to email me or facebook me and tell me what you think.

Happy Reading,




15th NOVEMBER 2012


A determination to survive….

Betrayed by everyone she loves, Valerie Dearborn will do anything to get out of Fey and avoid becoming Cerdwellyn’s queen. Even if it means she has to rely upon Lucas, the monster who betrayed her.

A bid for redemption….

Lucas felt nothing for hundreds of years, but Valerie’s blood has changed everything. Forced to confront his sins, he’ll do what he can to help Valerie survive. Even if it costs him his life.

A destiny cut short….

Cerdwellyn, King of the Fey lost his true queen centuries ago. He’s determined to make Valerie her replacement, but ghosts from his past have other plans.

The end of the story.

As Valerie struggles to survive she must choose between reality and illusion, between sacrifice and love, all in hopes of figuring out the truth: that if you love someone you must be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.

What are you Waiting for??



  1. Very cool idea to put up a whole series. There are many times when I want to do just that.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Ooooh, these look awesome! I feel like I've heard of this series before but haven't ever picked one up. I'll have to check it out on goodreads! Thanks!!
    Ninja Girl

  3. OOoh those covers are awesome! Haven't heard of these before! Nice picks!!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I love the covers! I love vampire hunters! Sounds awesome and new to me so thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

    1. @SQT
      @ Ninja Girl
      @ JEssica
      @ Jennifer

      Yes! I have been told by the ladies on FB about this series, they highly recommend so I checked out Caroline. I will be reviewing book 1 soon:)


  5. Oh this series sounds awesome! I hadn't ever heard of it before, thanks for sharing.

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Check out what I'm waiting on!

  6. The covers look very cool!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing!

  7. I do love these covers...not really a fan of vampires, but these are tempting.

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  8. This series is frickin awesome!Its the kind where you'll speed right through the books,but wish you didn't because then the ride is over.Hot,hot,hot!

  9. I hadn't heard of this series before but they do look fantastic. Great pick, thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  10. I had not heard of this series - I love the covers and they sound great! Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my WoW! Happy Reading :D
    New follower

  11. Wow these sound amazing! I am definitely adding them to my tbr! Thanks for sharing =)

    Our WoW for the week =)

  12. I have not heard of this series before but it looks awesome. The covers are really cool too. Mysterious. Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my post :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  13. Vampire hunting, eh? Sounds fun! I like the descriptions.

    Thanks for visiting my WoW today!

  14. Great picks. They sound like a good reads. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Oh a whole series spotlight! Vampire Hunting is always fun ;)
    Thanks for visiting Bookmunchies!

  16. Done! The first books summary had me sold, 1600 hot arrogant vampire? Yep, there. Thanks for stopping by and brilliant picks!


  17. I haven't heard of this vampire series, but it sounds fun. Great pick Michelle and, yes, I am enjoying the Fever series! :) Thanks for stopping by The Readers Den.

  18. The covers are so pretty. this series sounds really awesome!

    Jesse @ Pretty in Fiction

  19. Hi,there!

    I LOVE these covers!! I also love the plots! However, I'm very disappointed to find out that most of these books (except "Love Is Darkness") are Kindle editions... I've checked on Amazon, and they're only available in that format. The thing is, I don't like ebooks AT ALL, and don't own a Kindle or Nook. I don't intend to ever get any ereader, either. For me, books are precious objects in themselves, and I just can't stand the thought of having to read an entire book on a machine. Blog posts? That's fine. An entire book? No way.

    Thank you anyway for showcasing these novels! I really like the covers!! I will put "Love Is Darkness" on my TBR list. Maybe Ms. Hanson will later make the rest of the series available in print format for us die-hard print bibliophiles!!

    Thanks for commenting on my WOW as well!! : )

    1. Maria,

      I am just rechecking but I found them on Smashwords as currently I am sorting a kindle for myself so I just have a cheap ereader let me get you link...

      I have a cheap ereader and it is just like reading a book. I think you will find that books eventually make it to paperback . I don't want to miss out on the AWESOME stories and authors I have read that I could only get on digital. I am so glad I read the books. I find my cheapie ereader to be so handy in my handbag and also lighter than a book. I LOVE a book , but it doesn't stop me reading an author. I have planted my ass on a chair for hours on end when I have had to read kindle as I didn't have one. I am rectifying that shortly. Me and my non laptop computer have done some hours with me staring at it, lol!!

      Thanks for dropping by!


  20. Grea WoW picks. Doesn't look like my type of books though. =] Thanks for sharing and visiting My WoW
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

  21. Replies
    1. Yup!! I am getting it to review:)

      Covers are gorgeous, ratings are awesome!!



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