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Blog Tour – Crazy Maybe by A.D. Justice

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Title: Crazy Maybe

Author: A.D. Justice

Release Date: December 1, 2012

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

Sometimes love isn’t enough. Sometimes it’s all you need.

Andi Stone is a strong, smart and independent woman, but that wasn’t always the case. Andi never knew what a “normal” life was like. Having been raised in foster care from the age of six after the death of her parents, Andi became emancipated at 16 after an especially horrible incident forced her into a psychiatric hospital.

Luke Woods, the family black sheep and street-brawler, is determined to be a successful professional boxer despite his family’s protests. He needs Andi’s help to get there. The wedge between him and his family over his past relationship issues and career choices is not easily overcome. Luke must learn to face his past mistakes and learn to trust again.

Fireworks and passions quickly ignite between Andi and Luke in the midst of the chaos that surrounds and threatens them. She never revealed the secrets and lies from her past, but when she publicly inherits her family fortune, the living, breathing past comes back to torment her and threatens all that she holds dear. Can their love for another survive the blows that their pasts continue to rain down on them?

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Excerpt

ANDI

Our usual table is inhabited by the usual suspects – Shane, Will, Brandon and of course, Luke. He has his back to me and doesn’t know I’m here yet. So I walk to the DJ booth and tell him to queue up a song for me. I had a few drinks at the pub we just left, I’m pissed and I’m really fucking hurt, so I’m going to take it out on the stage. The song, Just A Fool, is actually a duet between Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton, but tonight I’m singing it solo. And I’m singing it with every bit of emotion I have bubbling just below the surface of my cool façade.

The lyrics are perfect for me right now. I obviously feel like a fool because I can’t get over him and I can’t let him go, but I know I should. I feel like I’m weak for wanting him to make this all up to me. For even thinking I could forgive him if he would just do something to take this pain away. Love feels like a cruel joke and no one has hurt me in the way that he has. I just want to forget about love and about him, but somehow he’s in every thought I have and every move I make.

I leave the stage and a friend from the gym I haven’t seen in a while stops me and asks me to dance with him. Another slow song is playing so I step into his embrace and we take the opportunity to catch up. He asks how I’m holding up, knowing how bad my life sucks right now, and I give him a non-committal shrug of my shoulders. Christina taps on my arm and her gaze suddenly shifts and I turn to see what she’s looking at.

Oh. It’s Luke and he is charging forward like a bull, hell-bent on his destination. Which happens to be me at the moment.

“Andi,” he barks at me.

“Yes,” I reply smugly.

I watch intently as he grits his teeth and clenches and flexes his hands. His anger is barely contained and he’s working hard at restraining himself. I know I’m not helping it but I’m no more in the mood to be fucked with right now than he is.

“I need you to come with me,” he finally says.

“No.”

He nods his head, seemingly understandingly, until I realize that I read him completely wrong. He just decided he wasn’t going to argue with me. In the typical method of the men in my life, he picks me up with ease, throws me over his shoulder, and charges back to the front door. People watch with amused expressions as I scream obscenities at him like a lunatic until he reaches the door. Then I realize we’re going outside and there may be cameras that catch me actually acting like a lunatic so I stop.

“Luke – do not walk out that door with me over your shoulder. I’m in the news enough as it is. I don’t need to add any more to it,” I say in my sternest voice possible. This stops him in his tracks and I know he hears the words I didn’t say – thanks to your family.

He puts me down but doesn’t let go of me. “Then walk with me like a normal person would.”

I sigh heavily, not hiding my dislike of his demand, and respond with the typical pissed-off female response. “Fine.”

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About the Author

A.D. Justice

A.D. Justice has been married for 25 years and has two wonderful sons in college. She is also an avid reader of romance novels and, to her amazement, a self-published author. A.D. enjoys reading many different types of romance books – including drama and suspense, crime and mystery, NA and YA, and contemporary and erotica.

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20 Fun Facts

1.  I haven’t met some of the best friends I have in person yet – but I plan on remedying that soon!

2.  I love animals – we have two spoiled dogs, a cat, and two horses.

3.  I’ve been married 25 years this year.

4.  I have two sons – 21 and 19 – both in college.

5.  I am a certified open water scuba diver.

6.  I think I have an addiction to swag – I keep looking at and buying more of it!

7.  Wicked Games was my first book.  Crazy Maybe was my second.  I plan to continue both series.

8.  My next book will be Wicked Ties – the second book in the Steele Security Series.

9.  I don’t like having a schedule.  Deadlines and scheduled meetings are my arch nemesis.

10.  I am a huge Star Wars, Star Trek and superheroes movies fan.

11.  I don’t care much about what others think….except when it comes to my work.

12.  I haven’t developed thick enough skin yet.

13.  Writing isn’t my full time job, even though I would love for it to be one day.

14.  I don’t want to be put in a genre box.  I want to write in several different categories.

15.  I’m pretty out spoken.  Unfairness or bullying really pisses me off.  Picking on my friends will evoke my wrath upon your head.  It’s not pretty.

16.  Most of the people who know me in real life don’t know I’m writing books.

17.  I will be at several book signings this year and I love to talk to people – so stop by my table even if it’s only for the freebies!

18.  I have an MBA in Health Care Administration and a BS in Organizational Development.

19.  I am 4 classes shy of having a second Master’s of Science degree but I can’t bring myself to go back to school.

20.  I took my horse, Rio, away from my husband because he’s dead broke and the mare he bought me is green broke.  I’m not riding a green broke mare.  Sorry.

 

Book Review – The Elemental Detective by Kirsten Weiss

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The Elemental Detective

Author: Kirsten Weiss

Published December 21, 2013 by misterio press

Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery

Series: Book 5 in the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels

Word count: 70,647

Available for review: ePub/Nook, mobi/Kindle, PDF, paperback

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Blurb:

Mermaids, menehunes, and murder.

Riga Hayworth just wants to relax with her new husband on their Hawaiian honeymoon. But a body on a Kauai beach pulls them into a murder investigation, sending the supernatural world into an uproar.

When Riga detects traces of magic at a murder scene, she knows she can’t ignore the call. There’s necromancy afoot, and she must prepare for the battle to come. But can Riga fight the forces of nature? Or will they destroy her and everyone she loves?

Book five in the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels, The Elemental Detective is a fun, fast-paced urban fantasy blending romance with the supernatural, and exploring the magic of Hawaii.

My Review

The Elemental Detective

4 1/2 Stars

*** This book was given to me by Reach For The Stars Marketing for an honest review.

***Disclaimer…I didn’t know this book was a part of a series until I started reading it but it didn’t take away for the story itself, in fact, it only made me want to go back and purchase books 1-4 🙂

Where to begin…this is my kind of book. Murder, mermaids, and magic all in one black. You have Riga, a PI, who is also a necromancer or just became one (I’m a bit fuzzy, must read other books) and while honeymooning in Hawaii with her husband Donovan, mayhem seems to have followed them to their little piece of the world. Riga doesn’t want to answer the call at first but finds herself knee deep in the muck of it, when Donovan and she stumbled upon the bodies of a man and a seal.

Family and friends are her focus to begin her investigation and you finds out some things that she already knew and didn’t want to see and some she didn’t. Meanwhile the Hawaiian magic seems to have a strange attraction to her husband. They team up to find the source of the murders and uncover some of the mysteries of the island. The main characters are lovable and well written and so is the world Ms. Weiss has created. I found myself spellbound and engrossed in the world and was hungering for more. This is definitely a series that I will be following from beginning to end. In a small way I was even reminded of The Mercedes Thompson novels by Patricia Briggs but only in the thought that magic followed the main female around wherever she went, even when trying to enjoy a honeymoon.

It seemed everywhere they went someone or something was out to stop them and trip them up. This book was so well written that even with all the suspects I had no idea of who it could have even been until it was told towards the end of the book. I didn’t even have a suspicion. I was completely in the dark until it happened and boy was I shocked! Outstanding twists and turns at every corner. I will most definitely be starting this wonderful series from the very beginning.

Excerpt: pages 1 – 3

The palms outside rattled like bones, awakening Riga. A warm salt breeze slipped through the open door, and shivered across her bare skin. Beside her, the mattress sagged, the bed frame creaking an accompaniment to her own, steady breathing.

One breath, rising and falling. Her breath.

Muddled by sleep, she stilled, her heart leaping with a sudden jolt of adrenaline as she understood it wasn’t her husband beside her, weighting the bed. Riga kept her breathing steady, and extended her other senses. Probing. She opened her eyes, peering through her lashes. Through the open glass door, the moon illuminated a winged figure, hunched beside her on the hotel’s bed.

“Brigitte!” Riga sat up, torn between annoyance and the panic rising in her throat. She clutched the sheet to her breasts. “What are you doing here? Where’s Donovan?”

The gargoyle shrugged, the sound of rocks grating together, and the bed shifted. “Monsieur Mosse left an hour ago,” she graveled, a French-accented Lauren Bacall. “And his whereabouts are the least of your worries.”

Riga lurched to the left and reached for the bedside lamp. Instead, her fingers found emptiness, fumbled in the dark, then touched a wooden leg, upright, seemingly supporting nothing. Where the hell had the tabletop gone? Her fingers brushed a rounded stump and it fell over with a crash. Where the hell had the lamp gone?

She swung her feet out of bed, took two steps, and bashed her shin into something hard. Riga felt along the wall and smacked the light switch, cursing. Uncomprehending, she stared. Everything but the bed had been turned upside down. Cushioned wicker chairs. Wooden table. Television… She grabbed her silk robe, draped over an upside down ottoman, and slipped it on, walked to the entertainment center. That was still upright, but the TV inside had been inverted.

Wonder leaked past her anxiety. She sniffed. A trace of magic lingered, wild like a forest glade, elemental. Fae? She regarded the creative destruction she’d slept through, and amended that thought. Stealth fae. Dammit. She fumbled the belt of her robe.

“What happened to Donovan? Where is he?” Riga’s voice sounded shrill, even to her ears.

“Your husband left of his own accord.”

“Alone?” Riga motioned toward the mess. No, it couldn’t be happening again. Not another run-in with the faery world. Not here. Not now. “Did you see who—”

Brigitte’s stone-feathered head reared backwards. “I do not spy!”

“But you saw Donovan leave.”

“And then I waited by ze rocks until you woke up.”

You woke me up.”

The gargoyle picked at her feathers. “I grew bored, and the sun will rise soon, and we have much to discuss.”

The diamond on Riga’s finger glinted, and she rubbed the back of her wedding rings with her thumb. She and Donovan hadn’t yet adjusted to island time, and both were rising well before daybreak. Donovan had probably woken up while she was sleeping and grown restless, hadn’t wanted to wake her. Of course he was safe. It couldn’t be happening again. That would be stretching the bounds of… She worked the knot on her robe. He was safe.

She swallowed, despising the remnants of fear that made her muscles twitch, and flipped her emotions to anger. Anger was simpler.

About The Author

About the Author:

Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth paranormal mystery series: The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, The Shamanic Detective, The Infernal Detective, and The Elemental Detective.

Kirsten worked overseas for nearly fourteen years, in the fringes of the former USSR and deep in the Afghan war zone.  Her experiences abroad not only gave her glimpses into the darker side of human nature, but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.

Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes paranormal mysteries, blending her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.

Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer reruns and drinking good wine.

You can connect with Kirsten through the social media sites below, and if the mood strikes you, send her an e-mail at kirsten_weiss2001@yahoo.com

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Kirsten’s Website: http://kirstenweiss.com

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Cover Reveal – Orange Blossom by Sarah Daltry

Orange Blossom will be the penultimate title in Sarah Daltry‘s bestselling New Adult romance series, Flowering. The reading order and information about the other titles follows.

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Title: Orange Blossom

Author: Sarah Daltry

Cover Design: Shoutlines Design

18+ New Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 4, 2014

“I’ve never understood a year. A year was always a measurement of something bad for me. A year in my father’s prison sentence, a year since my mom’s death, a year left of school before I could get far, far away from here. Now, as I look down the end of my college career, with only a little more than a semester to go, a year seems like something magical. It has been a year since Lily chose me, since she sat with me on the old swing set and made a decision that I was worthy of her. And every minute of the entire year has been better than the last.”

You already know their stories: Lily, the perfect princess, always living someone else’s life. And Jack, the broken boy, who had stopped believing in hope. Somehow, though, they found each other and what was one night blossomed into a love story.

Now, a year later, Jack and Lily are dreaming of the future. Despite all of his promises to himself that he would never be indebted to anyone, Jack makes a new promise – this time to Lily – that he will be there for her forever. But when life unravels for them, he starts to pull away, and Lily worries he’s out of reach for good.

When Jack does the unthinkable, Lily is left destroyed. Is it possible to have a happily ever after? Does love ever really save anyone?

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Series Reading Order: Forget Me Not, Lily of the Valley, and Blue Rose can be read in any order. There is some crossover in scenes between the titles, but each stands alone as one character’s story. Star of Bethlehem is a direct continuation from Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley. Orange Blossom and Ambrosia (releasing June 6, 2014) assume readers have read the other four titles and read as sequels. In essence, the first three are #1, Star of Bethlehem is #1.5, Orange Blossom is #2, and Ambrosia is #3.

FMNTitle: Forget Me Not (Lily’s Story)

Author: Sarah Daltry

Cover: Shoutlines Design

18+ New Adult contemporary romance

This is a coming of age story, but it isn’t always sweet and innocent. If dirty talk, bedroom toys, and threesomes offend you… this is not your book.

“No one tells you when you start school just how homesick you will be, or how hard it will be to start life over with no direction and no friends or family. No one says that becoming your own person is terrifying.”

I never wanted anything but Derek, my brother’s best friend. When I chose a college, it didn’t seem to matter that he would be an hour away. We could survive it. After all, we were in love. But almost immediately, things change between us. I blame myself. Maybe I’m just not sure how to be a girlfriend and independent.

Life seems to be getting away from me – and then there’s Jack, the guy down the hall. He’s rude and vulgar and my parents would be shocked by him, yet every single time I see him, I feel like I’m being pulled toward him. It’s physical, sure, but there’s something in Jack’s eyes – and I want to know him.

I know I don’t always make the right choices, and I’m the only person at fault when everything falls apart. How do I tell Derek, the guy who was supposed to be everything, that I don’t feel like fighting for him anymore? And do I run to Jack, when I know his past is way too much for me to handle when I’ve just turned 19? Finally, where do I end up in all of this? Can I be more than just someone else’s idea of what I should be?

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LotVTitle: Lily of the Valley (Jack’s story)

Author: Sarah Daltry

Cover: Shoutlines Design

18+ New Adult contemporary romance

Jack’s story isn’t pretty. He’s suicidal, depressed, and he uses meaningless sex and alcohol to survive. However, the story is about finding light in the darkness, but sometimes the road there isn’t always easy to walk.

“No one tells you about pain. They tell you that it hurts, that sometimes it’s consuming. What they don’t tell you is that it’s not the pain that can kill you. It’s the uncomfortable numbness that follows, the weakness in your body when you realize your lungs may stop taking in air and you just can’t exert enough energy to care. It’s the way taste and color and smell fade from the world and all you’re left with is a sepia print of misery. That’s when the shift starts – the movement from passive to active. I fall asleep, hoping that the morning will bring back the pain. At least the pain is a thing.”

I’m a plague, a cancer. My mom is dead – and my father is in prison for it. I survived high school because college was my way out. I needed to escape, to get away from my family and the people who tortured me, but it hasn’t grown any easier.

I don’t pretend that I’m a good person. I drink far more than I should, and I use my best friend, Alana, because together, we thrive on destroying each other – as well as the parts of us we hate. I don’t believe in love, but sex is fun and it also makes me feel something.

The morning I see Lily, the beautiful princess who smells inexplicably like strawberries every time I see her, I realize I’m in trouble. I should hate her. I want to hate her, because the alternative terrifies me. However, as she continues to crash into my life (often literally), I can’t avoid feeling something that is the one thing I swore I would never feel. I can’t fall in love, because people like me don’t live in a world where love saves anyone.

She just won’t go away, though, and I don’t know if I can keep running. The voices and the darkness hover over me and they threaten to bring me back to the safety of my hate, but the stupid scent of strawberries lingers on the horizon, as something like hope.

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BR_frontTitle: Blue Rose (Alana’s story)

Author: Sarah Daltry

Cover Design: Shoutlines Design

Warning: This book deals with topics of abuse and may trigger reactions in people who have experienced those things in their own lives. It remains a story about healing, but it’s not always an easy journey.

“Four. My life has been shaped by four people. Four men, to be more specific. My father, my stepfather, my best friend, and my boyfriend. The first two shaped it in horrible ways, but what I am, who I am, is all because of four men.”

Over the last twenty years, I’ve learned how to keep secrets. It doesn’t really matter, since everyone already seems to think they know everything about me. So I hide. I avoid confrontation, I treat Xanax like a magic pill that will make it all go away, and I become everything they think I am. A slut. A whore. Nothing but trash.

I can only name two guys who have ever made me feel like I was more than that. Jack is my best friend and I’ve loved him since I met him. Now, though, he’s in love… with someone else, and I guess I need to get over him. Somehow.

And then there’s Dave. The guy I never gave a chance. The guy I used almost as much as people used me, because I wanted to pretend I was someone worth loving. Two years have passed since we last spoke, but I don’t know how to stop thinking about him.

My new therapist is making me face my past, and she tells me that life inevitably changes without our permission. I believe it, but I know what I am. I hear what she’s saying to me, and I want to try again with Dave, to help Jack find joy, to love myself, and to move on. I just wonder if anyone can do that, really.

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SoBTitle: Star of Bethlehem

Author: Sarah Daltry

Cover: Shoutlines Design

18+ NA contemporary romance

This is a holiday novella-length story that follows Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley.

“With you, Jack, it was the first time I ever felt real. It was the first time anyone looked at me and saw substance. It was the first time I wanted to make someone see me.”

Jack: New Year’s Eve. I’ve somehow managed to get here, and now I’m wearing a hideous and unreasonably itchy sweater, because I want to impress Lily’s family. I want to do anything for this girl who has made me believe in second chances.

Lily: The house is beautiful and shining with light, but it feels empty. At least until Jack gets here. I know how desperately he wants this – a family, love, a home. If I can be the person who can give it to him, it’s all I need, but I hope I can keep him from seeing how hollow it all really is.

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button.2About the Author:

Sarah Daltry writes about the regular people who populate our lives. She’s written works in various genres – romance, erotica, fantasy, horror. Genre isn’t as important as telling a story about people and how their lives unfold. Sarah tends to focus on YA/NA characters but she’s been known to shake it up. Most of her stories are about relationships – romantic, familial, friendly – because love and empathy are the foundation of life. It doesn’t matter if the story is set in contemporary NY, historical Britain, or a fantasy world in the future – human beings are most interesting in the ways they interact with others. This is the principle behind all of Sarah’s stories.

Sarah has spent most of her life in school, from her BA and MA in English and writing to teaching both at the high school and college level. She also loves studying art history and really anything because learning is fun.

When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

Sarah has also written Bitter Fruits, an urban fantasy romance, and Backward Compatible, a gamer geek romantic comedy.

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Release Day – Tracker by Shannon Mayer

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I am honored to post the release day of Tracker by Shannon Mayer. I stumbled upon these books last year and have devoured them since then. It’s one of my favorite series to day! I hope you enjoy the post about The Rylee Adamson Novels.

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AUTHOR NAME:         SHANON MAYER

BOOK TITLE:               TRACKER (A RYLEE ADAMSON NOVEL, BOOK 6)

DATE PUBLISHED:      MARCH 6, 2014

GENRE:                       PARANORMAL URBAN FANTASY ROMANCE

PUBLISHER:                HIJINKS INK PUBLISHING, LTD.

COVER DESIGN:          DAMONZA

PURCHASE LINK

Amazon:                     http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IJFWM2C/?tag=wrioutwor-20

BOOK SYNOPSIS:

“My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker.”

When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. 

Bringing my allies together as war approaches is my number one concern. But that means I have to play nice with a vampire who is blackmailing me.  If I don’t, I’m screwed and my family is dead.

But I don’t play nice. And I have a backup plan. Kinda.

Throw in some new weapons being developed that work around supernaturals and I have more problems than I can handle on my own.

Good thing I have a kick ass team.

Even if they are on the other side of the world from me.

 

EXCERPT FROM TRACKER:

 

Alex sat up and moved to my side, pressing himself against me. He tugged at my jeans.

“Alex hungry.”
“In a minute.” I dropped a hand to his head and he grabbed my hand in his mouth.
“Hungry.” He mouthed around my fingers. I stared down at him. This was weird, even for Alex.
“Alex, I said in—” He tugged me so that I faced the side window, where the sash was closed except for an inch or so. Just large enough that I could see the ice blue eye staring in at us.
Holy fucking hell, Faris was here? Why now, why so soon?
I grabbed Alex around the ruff. “I’m taking Alex out for a pee.”
“I thought he was hungry?” Pamela stood.
“That too; could you go see what there is for canned food in the house?” I was all but dragging Alex, who was now trying to go with Pamela. Liam stood on the far side of the room, opposite Milly, and seemed lost in thought. Another time I would have been worried, but at that moment I was just glad he wasn’t noticing me.
“Pee first.” I said and opened the front door, all but shoving the werewolf out. I didn’t really want to see Faris, but since we all knew I was going to help him, no time like the present to start working with the prick.
Alex went tearing around the side of the house and I ran after him, our footsteps muffled in the snow. I yanked a sword from my back as I rounded to the window I’d seen Faris’ eye—just in case. A pair of boot prints were set in the snow, but no vampire waited for me.
Alex sniffed the ground, lifted his leg and peed on the boot prints. “Piss on vampires.” He grumbled, showing his teeth. I stepped closer, and lowered my blade to rest into the snow. Etched into the window, where the sash covered it, were two words.

 

Watching

You

 

Well that was just fantastic, just the way to end an already shitty day. Like I needed that reminder when it had been less than twelve hours since I’d been locked in his stupid cement coffin. A shiver travelled the length of my spine that had nothing to do with the cold.
“Come on, Alex. Let’s go inside. And don’t mention the vampire. Got it?” I slid my sword back into its sheath.
“Gots it.” Alex shook his leg a couple of times, shaking off the extra pee. We went back inside, and no one had missed us. Pamela puttered around in the kitchen, and Alex raced into her, yelping about his empty belly. Milly sat in her chair, curled up and brooding. Liam sat on the other side of the room seemingly watching her, but I could see that he was zoned out, not really here at all.
Good and bad I suppose. I didn’t want anyone knowing that I had to deal with Faris very soon, but to have Liam be so out of it . . . again, I wondered at what Giselle had said to him. The only obvious thing was, whatever she’d said, it likely hadn’t been good. And I had a bad feeling it had more than a little to do with me.
Just fucking peachy.
I went to his side and sat beside him. No point in beating around the bush. “Hey. What did Giselle tell you?”
He glanced up, his silvery golden eyes a not so subtle reminder that he was no longer human. “Nothing that concerns you.”
I blinked a couple of times, surprised. “No? Then why can’t you tell me?”
His jaw ticked, and his voice grew in intensity with each word. “It was for me, and no one else. If Giselle had wanted the rest of you to know, she would have had you all in there.”
A pit opened up, somewhere near my guts, rolling with acid. This wasn’t like Liam; he didn’t keep secrets. Neither of us did, not from each other.
“Seriously?” I stood and strode away from him, hurt curling through me. Shitty part about loving someone was this kind of crap, and how easy they could stab you with mere words. I’d prefer to get run through with one of my own blades. Stupid ass male.
He followed me out of the living room, through the kitchen and out the back door onto the rickety porch.
A whisper of voices made the hair on my neck stand up, even knowing that what I heard was Giselle’s spirit guides. No time for that right now.

 

“You don’t get it, do you?” Liam growled. “You don’t get to know everything.”

 

Links to other books in the Series

PRICELESS (THE RYLEE ADAMSON NOVELS, BOOK 1)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A6CNV08/?tag=wrioutwor-20

IMMUNE (THE RYLEE ADAMSON NOVELS, BOOK 2)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPD5BY6/?tag=wrioutwor-20

RAISING INNOCENCE (THE RYLEE ADAMSON NOVELS, BOOK 3)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CJJ1SEC/?tag=wrioutwor-20

SHADOWED THREADS (THE RYLEE ADAMSON NOVELS, BOOK 4)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DZUICMA/?tag=wrioutwor-20

BLIND SALVAGE (THE RYLEE ADAMSON NOVELS, BOOK 5)

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ALEX (A RYLEE ADAMSON SHORT STORY)

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AUTHOR BIO :

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Shannon Mayer lives in the southwestern tip of Canada with her husband, dog, cats, horse, and cows. When not writing she spends her time staring at immense amounts of rain, herding old people (similar to herding cats) and attempting to stay out of trouble. Especially that last is difficult for her.

She is the author of the The Rylee Adamson Novels, The Nevermore Trilogy, A Celtic Legacy series and several contemporary romances.  Please visit her website at http://www.shannonmayer.com  for more information on her novels.

 

CONTACT LINKS

Website:  http://www.shannonmayer.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ShannonMayerAuthor

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TheShannonMayer

Blog:  http://www.shannonmayer.com/news/

Amazon Author Page:  http://www.amazon.com/Shannon-Mayer/e/B005L43124/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1393944310&sr=8-2-ent

 

Fun Stuff:

Shannon Mayer Author Interview

Rather than have a list of Q & A as I’ve seen oh-so-many-times-and-looks-rather-dry (similar to a succession of popcorn farts), I thought I’d do something a little different.

I thought I’d tell you a story about a girl who loved horses and believed in magic. She grew up in a family of mixed nuts, seven kids in total from a variety of marriages, and to date none of the kids would be deemed ‘normal’, herself included. As she got older, she told people that she believed in magic and they shushed her and said that magic wasn’t real, to stop being silly. They told her, that she needed to get her head out of the clouds, and out of the books.  So she told them she loved horses and everyone thought she should pursue a career with animals.

Soon, she stopped telling anyone about the magic she saw and dreamed about, and everyone just thought she loved horses. I mean, that’s even what she went to school for, working with horses. The girl became a farrier (and if you ask her clients they all think she did a smashingly good job), shoeing horses for a living. Hell, she even met a cute boy at college (something she’d previously not managed to do regardless of her raging hormones and batting of her eyelashes). They fell in love, and got married. Now this is where things get interesting. The twist in the story if you will.

The boy she married, he was pretty smart. He could see that there was something more to her than just loving horses.

He could see the magic she kept so carefully hidden; and he believed in her magic.

And he told her to use it.

Now that was a scary time for her, learning to use that magic. She made mistakes, people laughed at her, and at times she almost gave up. But that cute boy kept cheering her on, and now . . .well, now the story is pretty simple.

She makes magic every day, for a living, with the words she writes, spinning stories and creating worlds out of nothing but the belief she has in her heart. The cute boy still cheers her on, and she still loves horses, but now . . . .now the people around her realize that magic isn’t that far away. Not if you know what you’re looking for.

Book Promo – Eternal Curse by Toi Thomas

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Book Title: Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel

Series: The Eternal Curse Series Book One

Tagline: Curses can be broken

Author: Toi Thomas

Publisher: Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC

Release Date: February 18, 2014

Reading Level: Adult

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Spiritual Urban Fantasy

Content Rating: PG-13

Available Formats: paperback and ebook (current review format PDF, paperbacks by request)

Number of Pages: 274

Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel, blurb

“You have plenty of time to change your mind. You have not yet seen the monster I can be.”

Giovanni has been waiting his whole life to meet someone like Mira, someone from the outside world who might be able to help him. He wonders if there really is help for him as he continues to hold tightly onto dark secrets and even darker memories. Giovanni wants to be hopeful and he wants to accept Mira’s help, but first he has to look himself in the mirror and face what he truly is- and that is a reality no one is quite ready to accept.

Searching for new purpose and meaning in her life, Mira meets Giovanni online and an exciting and, in some ways, scary friendship is developed. Mira decides one day to meet Giovanni in person, at his secluded country home, in order to aid him on his journey of self-discovery. What these two are able to discover will not only test their strength and will, but it will stretch the limits of their minds and catapult them into a world where earth, Heaven, and Hell collide.

Eternal Curse is the story of a man who may just be the answer to a spiritual war swiftly heading his way- but for now, he just wants to be a man.

Purchase Links:

Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Curse-Toi-Thomas-ebook/dp/B00I0EB37C/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1391652320&sr=8-8&keywords=Eternal+Curse

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Themes: dreams, curses, family, adoption, faith, fear, love, death, wealth, intimacy, war, struggle, race, diversity, angels, demons, good and bad, purpose, and hope.

Author Recognition: Sponsored by TheAuthorShow.com, I have been named one of their, 2013, 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.

Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20775467-eternal-curse

 

Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel, excerpt

He looked down toward the ground and saw an attractive young woman carrying a large pail into a barn. Her skin was freckled and pale, and she had rosy cheeks. Her hair was long and straight, and it was black like the night. She seemed so familiar to him, but he didn’t know her. Giovanni watched as the young woman filled feeding troughs with water to be cleaned. As she reached for a scrubbing brush, Giovanni could see that someone or something was following her. He sensed that trouble was on the way. He tried to call out to her, but she could not hear him. His voice made no sound. Giovanni left the tree and swooped down to the ground to get a closer look.

 There he saw a creeping perpetrator bouncing from beam to beam in the rafters of the barn. Drool slipped from the monster’s mouth while it hovered over the unknowing young woman. Giovanni tried to fly up to see this fiendish stalker, but he couldn’t get his feet off the ground, and his wings would not flap. Giovanni knew something bad would happen, he could feel it in his heart, but it seemed he could do nothing to stop it. He did not understand. Why was this happening? How could he appear to be so powerful, be so angelic, and not be able to help someone in need?

Giovanni refused to give up his pursuit. He pushed his body forward and went from door to door, and window to window, trying to get in to warn and protect the young woman. Looking through a window, Giovanni finally saw the villain’s full horror. He got a clear vision of the attacker as it was leaping down from the ceiling toward the woman. It was the most hideous monster he’d ever seen, much worse than his own reflection.

It was a twisted and mangled troll with charcoal for skin on its hairless body. It had empty holes carved out of its skull where eyes once were. There were two large dull spikes protruding from its hunched back, where it looked as though wings had been violently ripped from its body. Its hands were made of jagged bones held together with rotting ligaments, and its feet crackled as it moved along the floor.

 In the troll’s hands were two long golden rods that whipped back and forth like lassos. Each rod was attached to the end of a large iron spike that punched through the shoulders of a young man’s dying body. They were holding up the young man’s body as though he were a puppet. To the young woman, the troll simply appeared as a shadowy figure lingering around the painfully disturbed and ailing young man.

The troll maneuvered the young man’s body around the girl, delivering blow after blow.  The monster had taken this young man’s life; he was using his body as a weapon to attack this poor girl for what seemed to be the sheer enjoyment of it. It laughed a loud cackle as it threw the girl down to the ground, tearing her raggedy dress. Giovanni could see the girl’s anguish and could hear her screams, and he could even feel her pain, but Giovanni could do nothing to stop it.

Meet The Author

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Toi Thomas Short Bio:

A self-proclaimed techie and foodie, Toi Thomas was born in Texas, but considers Virginia to be home. Working with computers and cooking lavish meals are reoccurring pastimes for this Virginia Beach teacher’s assistant. She’s been blogging for three years and is proud to present her debut novel.

Social Media:

-Toi Thomas Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/ToiThomasAuthor

eToiThomas.com with accompanying ToiBox blog

-Toinette “Toi” Thomas Google+: https://plus.google.com/+ToinetteThomas

-Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToiThomas

-Amazon Author Central: https://www.amazon.com/author/toithomas

-Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6012241.Toi_Thomas

-Pinterest Profile: http://pinterest.com/toinette_thomas/

-LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/toithomas

-Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/1ooking4ha99iness

-Email: primary toijenthomas@gmail.com secondary* ecseriesblog@gmail.com

 

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Blog Tour and Review – Forgive Me by Ashley Beale

I am excited to be apart of Ashley Beale’s Amazing Blog Tour for Forgive Me!

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There is also an Event on Facebook for the tour here if you would like to join 🙂 Today I have an ARC review and Author Interview for you….

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Author: Ashley Beale

Book Title: Forgive Me

Release Date: March 7, 2014

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend: Yes

Blurb:

“I’m not asking you to forgive me, I’m begging you to.”

When Lexi returns home to Texas after being gone for ten years, she is surprised by how welcoming her distant family has become. But the real surprise is on them when Lexi doesn’t come back alone.

Questions are asked, Secrets are held, Hearts are broken. Lexi now has to explain to her family why at only twenty four years old she has a nine year old son. She also has to explain to Zander how he is unknowingly a father after all these years, and how her feelings never changed even with all this time apart. Two weeks before he is about to get married.

Now decisions need to be made. As Lexi makes a mess of things, she also starts to make a new life for her and her son. She now has to decide if sticking around or heading back to Ohio is for the best.

This New Adult Contemporary Romance is for mature readers, at least 17+ in age, due to adult situations.

MY REVIEW

I’m usually not a big fan of contemporary romances, they aren’t my go to genre, but I’m glad I read this one. It brought up those memories of first love and how much one action can cause so many chain reactions…

In the beginning I was having mixed feelings between being sad for the life this girl had and outraged. From none of her family noticing her and the fact that she was glad about it, to feelings of excitement for a first love.

Her friend Bray on the other hand is that friend that we all have and sometimes wonder why, then we realize…oh that’s why you’re my BFF, but she brings home the reason why you shouldn’t ask you friends at the age of 14-15 about sex. You don’t get very good information or safety talks. Just the you should because it feels so good and the “if you love him” speech…

Her parents are the worse sort of people in this world at first glance but when you are young you interrupt things one-way when the reality is something completely different. My first impression was that instead of taking the time to deal with their children they ship them to grandmas or any other relative that wouldn’t “mind” taking them in. How do you think your kids feel when they feel abandoned by the people who are supposed to love them the most? This sort of thing pisses me off! But as I said what we see at first glance isn’t always correct…

I thought I had just forgot the main females name so I went back to the beginning and nope, I’m on chapter two and have no clue what this chicks name is…Lexi. To me this was a good idea. I was more invested. I wanted to keep reading because her name’s in here somewhere right and in the process of looking I got hooked!

Then the good times roll…

Shit hits the fan when a secret Lexi has been hiding for ten years is known and emotions run a little high.

But everything isn’t as it seems.

The interaction between Lexi and Tanner is sweet and I don’t like how it ended up. That’s all I’ll say about that.

OMG holy fucking secrets!!! Secrets, secrets, everywhere and I admit I figured what some where as soon as it was being set up but it was perfect and but everything in perspective and made me go…ahhh that’s why.

At one point I wanted to punch Zander in the face with my booted foot, repeatedly…

There were a few teary moments.

In this story about love and lost it brings up memories of first love or the love that got away.

Only part I didn’t like is Lexi did seem to give in a bit too easy after the stunt Zander pulled at his wedding.

There is so much more I could say but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone else.

All in all a great romantic read with some amazing characters. I’d recommend this book to friends who love romance and want to know if rekindling old flames is worth the risk 🙂

The Interview – Ashley Beale

Personal, who are you type questions

Describe yourself in five words? Unique, cheerful, talkative, crazy, fun

Who do people say you look like? When I was skinnier, I was told by quite a few people I looked like Rachel Bilson- which used to make me so happy! Now I don’t get told I look like anyone, lol.

If a star could play you in the story of your life who would you hire? Rachel Bilson, Sophia Bush, Lucy Hale

What fact about yourself would really surprise people? I start out incredibly shy (to the point people think I’m mean/rude), then I come out of my shell and become this little fireball of crazy 😉 Both the good & bad kind, haha.

What are you addicted to? Oh boy, lots of things- coffee, Twisted Tea, salt & vinegar chips, reading, writing, talking, wine, hair, makeup, water, teeth.. lol. I have a lot of addictions, it’s a little sad really.

How do you work through self-doubts and fear? I’ve been through a lot more than one person really should have to go through- and the key words being… “been through”. I made it out onto the other side, and I’m happy, blessed, healthy, and most of all I’m living. Because of that, I remember life goes on, tomorrow is a new day, and life is meant for living not worrying about things. Therefore, I push through. Sometimes alone, sometimes with friends, sometimes with my children, other times with a nice bottle of hard liquor 😉 Either way, I don’t let it get to me, especially for long.

What scares you the most? Well- the obvious things such as death, the loss of a loved one, and anything horrible happening to my children. The not so obvious things include lady bugs, heights, and the unknown.

What makes you happiest? I’d have to say being able to be outside in hot weather while the children play, music going in the background, and either a computer in front of me or a book. It really is the simple things in life.

What’s your greatest character strength? I’m always trying to put a smile on other’s faces, even if for just a moment.

What’s your weakest character trait? So very forgetful, of everything!!!!

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? I get made fun of for this one- I’d say California or Alabama. I love the US, and although I love to travel, I couldn’t imagine living in a different country. Oh, and I love sunshine & warmth. Having snow for 6+ months out of the year sucks!!

Tell us about your family? I have the best mom in the world who is married to a great stepfather. My dad passed away 3 years ago, but he was simply amazing! (I was daddy’s little girl). Two daughters, three older sisters, 2 younger brothers- great extended family. It’s large, wonderful, crazy, supportive, talented… and I couldn’t imagine having better people in my life.

How much sleep do you need to be your best? Ahh. I have horrible insomnia but I love sleep. I could go two days straight on 4 hours of sleep, but then I’d sleep for three days I swear lol. I guess this is a hard question to answer. It depends on the day.

If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask? My dad.

What’s your favorite meal? Steak on the grill and a large salad.

What movie do you love to watch? Anywhere But Here – its my go-to movie.

Are you a city slicker or a country lover? Somewhere in the middle. Living in the country my whole life is what I’m used to and I love it- especially raising kids in the country. However, I’m a city girl at heart. When my children are adults, I’m convincing them to move to LA or somewhere with me 😉

How important are friends in your life? Extremely!!! My three best friends have been in my life for well over a decade. I have other close friends that I couldn’t imagine losing.

How many friends does a person need? At least one. But it has nothing to do with numbers.

The Professional questions

Why do you write? Its therapeutic. Its always been a part of my life, more so now than ever.

Have you always enjoyed writing? Yes!

What motivates you to write? The voices inside my head 😉 My thoughts… my stories.

What writing are you most proud of? (Add a link if you like) Illusion. I took a story that popped into my head, did tons of research on the subjects, and had it written in two weeks. It has a lot of my life put into the story, and it also helps other people understand what its like to deal with something such as PTSD, depression, the thoughts/emotions of feeling suicidal and helpless. It’s a story I’ll always treasure deeply.

What books did you love growing up? I liked historical books, honestly. Not even romance ones. My dad loved the history channel, and in class when we had to read something about history, it immediately hooked me. Especially during the eras of the different wars. I also loved Of Mice and Men and Searching for David’s Heart. Those two books I’d read over & over.

Who is your favorite author? I can’t have just one. I saw Colleen Hoover & Jamie McGuire during an interview, and they both made me cry when they told their stories. They’re not just talented writers but also inspiration. Besides them there are just so many, I’d take up half this interview.

What book genre of books do you adore? New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Thriller Romance, sometimes Paranormal. As long as it’s a great story line, well written, and has some sort of romance in the book, I’m hooked. I’m not picky.

Is writing a gift or a curse? Gift- most certainly. I’d be lost without it.

What book should everybody read at least once? Reason To Breathe by Rebecca Donovan.

Is there any books you really don’t enjoy? I don’t care for books written in third person (although I’ll read them).

Do you find it hard to share your work? I did at first, and although I still get nervous I’ve come to find out at least one person will love what I write, and its those people I’m writing for, not the critics.

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? Absolutely!! Both friends & family do so much. I’d be lost without them!! J

Do you plan to publish more books? Oh yeah, I plan to the rest of my life!

Tell us about your new book? What’s it about and why did you write it? It’s about a girl named Lexi falling in love at a young age and getting pregnant, then her mom sends her away (out of state) to live with her grandmother. She feels as though her family doesn’t love her, so she doesn’t return for 10 years. When she returns, she has to tell her childhood love, Zander, he is unknowingly the father after all these years… two weeks before he is supposed to get married to a seemingly perfect woman. The second Lexi sees Zander, she knows her feelings for him have never changed, but when he finds out the truth, he has a hard time accepting what Lexi did. It’s called Forgive Me for good reasons! I wrote it because it was what was going on in my head. I don’t typically plan my novels, they just come to me as I write.

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? Relax? What is that?!! Uh, I love to read (but don’t have the chance much anymore), and I spend time with my friends & family. I enjoy a drink at night or on the weekend, and talking with friends/family. That about sums it up for me.

Do you have any tips on how writers can relax? Do what you love. Don’t write because you have to, write because you want to. If you want to take a bath, take a bath. You want to go soak up the sun, then do that. If you need a massage to get those back kinks out, pinch your pennies and get a massage!

How often do you write? And when do you write? I make sure to put in a few hours a week. I write when I can and when I want to. I don’t schedule time to write, because I don’t ever want it to feel like a chore. I started writing because I love to write- and I always want to feel this way.

What’s your next project? It’s called Ex Convict. (Well honestly I’m working on three novels at once—Ex Convict, Scarlet Devil & Disturbed Beauty). I write what comes to mind, I can’t help it.

 

Author Tia Louise’s Valentines Day Event and Scavenger Hunt

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✥✥✥ EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK!!! ✥✥✥ 

ONE TO PROTECT is coming soon, and Derek faces his biggest challenge yet… 

Here’s an early peek to get you ready~

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ONE TO KEEP
By Tia Louise
*unedited draft, subject to change*
expected release March 2014
© 2014, Tia Louise 

The condo is dim as I cross back to the kitchen for a bottle of water.
Only one lamp is lit, and I go to the enormous glass windows to look out
and wait. A few lights dot the downtown area. It’s either too early or
too wintery for most people to be out. With the tip of my finger, I
touch the cold glass and try to imagine where he is right now. How much
longer he’ll work. When he’ll be here with me…
A noise at the door causes me to turn, and my chest squeezes when I see
him standing in the doorway. His heavy grey overcoat makes him look even
taller than six-two, his shoulders even broader. His dark hair is
longer than usual, and it just touches his collar in gentle waves.
Vibration hums under my skin as I watch him silently, my fingers curl
with longing to touch him, slide through that hair.
He shrugs off the top coat and hooks it on the rack, and I almost sigh
audibly when I recognize the suit he’s wearing. It’s the same one from
all those nights ago when I would gaze at him on my laptop screen. Back
then I only had my memories and my hands. Now I have the real thing.
Gorgeous.
He doesn’t see me, doesn’t even know I’m here, and it takes all my
strength not to call out to him. I’m waiting, wanting him to see me
first. The entry light is on, and his attention is occupied by the stack
of mail in his hand. I can see the [Tied Up] tension in his lined brow, and even
his shoulders appear tight.
Touching my lips with my tongue, I have an idea for massaging that
stress away, that luscious suit in a pile on the floor, my mouth
covering his skin with kisses. I remember the band holding up my hair
and quickly pull it out. My long, dark waves sweep over my shoulders at
the exact moment his eyes rise. Beautiful blue eyes meet mine, and the
center of my body turns to hot liquid.
My arm drops, parting the robe, revealing a peek of my nude body
underneath, and his confusion is quickly replaced by desire. Without a
word, he tosses the letters on the table and shrugs out of the suit
coat. He crosses the dining area fast, and I can barely breathe as he
approaches, removing more clothing with each step. Tie off, his fingers
unfasten buttons. He’s in front of me, shirt open, undershirt the only
thing between his skin and mine.
It’s possible I’ll come the moment we touch, but I snatch the edge of
the thin white tank and push it up his lined torso, pressing my lips
against his heated flesh. Large hands are inside the robe, sliding down
my bare skin, and a little cry comes from my throat when he grips my ass
lifts. I’m off my feet in a sweep, weightless in his arms.
My back is pressed against the cold glass, and my breasts are flat
against his bare chest. His waist is between my thighs, pressing,
teasing, as his mouth muffles the noises coming from my throat. Firm
lips push mine apart, and our tongues meet, his exploring my mouth
hungrily. Our kisses are desperate, ravenous, and every time his hips
push against my clit, fire surges hotter through my body. I need him
inside me now.
The only sounds are the little noises of pleasure coming from my throat,
and his scent is all around me, flooding my senses. My fingers dig into
his broad shoulders, pulling him closer to me as his soft lips and
scratchy beard blaze a trail from my jaw down my neck to my breasts.
I can’t help a moan as my head drops back against the glass. “Oh, god,” I
gasp as he catches a straining nipple in his mouth and gives it a hard
pull. The sensation registers directly between my legs to my core, and
my insides tighten in anticipation.
My hands are in his hair, pulling, threading the soft, dark locks, as
his kisses climb back up my neck. He’s consuming me, pulling little bits
of my skin between his teeth as he goes.
“Now, baby. I need you now,” I whisper, begging. I can’t take much more
of this before I explode. My thighs are already trembling and jerking,
my inner muscles tight and aching… 

One to Hold (Derek
& Melissa), 2013

One to Hold Series Book 1
Available Now
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19237304-one-to-hold

“HOT! FUN!
ENJOYABLE! 5 STARS!!! I highly recommend this story and can’t wait to read more
from Tia Louise!” –Aleatha Roming, NYT & USA Today bestselling author
of the Consequences series

***WARNING: Mature themes, strong language and
sexual content. Recommended for adult readers (18+) only!***
Derek Alexander is a
retired Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa Jones is
a small-town girl trying to escape her troubled past.
When the two intersect
in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. But what is
revealed during their “one week stand” only complicates matters.
Because she’ll do
everything in her power to get away from the past, but he’ll do everything he
can to hold her.
(Standalone, M/F, HEA)

One to Keep (Patrick
& Elaine)

One to Hold Series Book 2
Now Available
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18715170-one-to-keep


WARNING: Mature
themes, strong language and sexual content. Recommended for adult readers (18+)
only!

There’s a new guy in
town…

“Patrick Knight,
single, retired Guard-turned private investigator. I was a closer. A deal
maker. I looked clients in the eye and told them I’d get their shit done. And I
did…”

Patrick doesn’t do “nice.”
At least, not
anymore.
After his fiancée
cheats, he follows up with a one-night stand and a disastrous office hook-up.
His business partner (Derek Alexander) sends him to the desert to get his head
straight—and clean up the mess.
While there, Patrick
meets Elaine, and blistering sparks fly, but she’s not looking for any guy. Or
a long-distance relationship. 
Patrick’s ready to
do anything to keep her, but just when it seems he’s changed her mind, the
skeletons from his past life start coming back.
(Standalone, M/F, HEA)
One to Protect 
One to Hold Series Book 3 
Expected Release: March 2014
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20577157-one-to-protect

WARNING: Recommended for adult readers (18+) only. Mature themes, strong language and sexual content.

Justice, revenge, retribution.

When
Melissa’s ex-husband Sloan manages to beat criminal charges, she stops
believing he will ever pay for what he did. Derek Alexander will not
accept that–a tiny silver scar won’t let him forget, and he is
determined to make the man who hurt his fiancee pay.

After
exhausting all legal options, Derek is ready to take matters into his
own hands. Until his partner Patrick Knight shows up with an unexpected
solution…

Note: This stand-alone adult romance will be best understood if read following One to Hold and One to Keep.

Tia Louise is a
former journalist, world-traveler, and collector of beautiful men (who inspire
all of her stories… wink)—turned wife, mommy, and novelist.
She lives in the
center of the U.S.A.
with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she
hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public
locations…
It’s possible she
has a slight truffle addiction.

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Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed Blog Tour April 7-18

Hello Bloggers!!!

If anyone is interested in being a part of my blog tour the sign up is live!!! Lots of cool prizes and such going on. There will even be one just for the BLOGGERS who sign up to post!!! So if you want to get in on the fun just click the little link at the bottom 🙂 You will also get the chance to review one or both books!!!!!

Thank you so much!!!

Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed Blog Tour

 

Book Promo Bare Back by N Kuhn


Bare Back
by N Kuhn
Release Date: 2/7/2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense



Blurb:
Even after 10 years, Kelli has never recovered from Mitch breaking her heart. She left Mitch and her home behind to live with her father after that devastating night. Her father turned her into a tough as nails bounty hunter. Together they are after a bank robber in the wilds of Garner State Park. When her father is shot, Kelli must learn to work together with Mitch to make it out safe. But will her heart still be safe?

 

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N Kuhn grew up in a small town in Western New York. Having spent her afternoons outside or with a book, she grew up with a love of reading and writing. Her mother and grandmother fully encouraged this in her. Many years later, after a husband and children, she made a promise to her dying grandmother to fulfill her dream of being an author. Her grandmother lived to see N’s name in print. This was a turning moment for her. Driven by ambition and a promise made, she has since published several titles including the Mohawk Trilogy, Tucked In, Buffalo Rocker and the Tricks series.
N Kuhn has several other books that will be out later this year. When she’s not writing, she is in college for a Business degree, runs her blog, bartends and promotes for other authors. Family and coffee are her two staples in life.

 

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“We need to get out of these woods,” she says to me. Her breathing is hard, and I’m entranced by the sight of her chest heaving. What I wouldn’t give to run my fingers over her nipples, watching her shudder as she falls apart at my touch.

 

“Snap out of it Mitch, what are we going to do?” I slip the map out of my pocket, trying to gauge where we are.
“Okay, it looks like we’re around here. We can follow the creek to here,” I point out. “It’s about a two mile hike, uphill. Then when we reach this rock formation, we can go around it, and start heading north. The park ranger fire tower is only a few miles from there.”
“Let’s go then,” she says.
“You do realize we can’t hike when it’s dark right? It’s going to be dark in about two hours. I say we head out and camp at the rock formation.”
“Are you kidding me?” she says, her voice getting louder. “You know what kind of animals are in here? We don’t even have my tents anymore! They were on my horse, that are now lost somewhere out here.”
“There should be some caves in this formation. People are always coming out here to climb through them. We’ll be fine. I’ll take first watch so you can sleep and then you can take the second. We’ll be fine.” I had grabbed one of the sleeping bags from the camp, just in case we needed it. Now it’s looking like a great idea. We’re definitely going to need it.
 
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NEVER BEEN READY

By J.L. Berg

Adult Contemporary Romance

Releasing February 4, 2014

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Leah Morgan was done with men.  After barely surviving a horrendous childhood, and a boyfriend who bailed when things got rough, Leah had given up on love.  Then she met him, Hollywood’s new golden boy who suddenly had eyes only for her.  She tried to convince herself that one night couldn’t hurt, but after six months, the memories of his mesmerizing gaze and searing touch still invaded her every thought.

Declan James had just one rule when it came to women.  Keep it simple, and never linger.  That all changed the moment he met Leah.  Even across a crowded bar, he could tell she was different. Sweet, with just the right amount of sass, she made him break his golden rule and now he couldn’t walk away.

When casual becomes anything but, and emotions run deep, will Leah and Declan fight their fears, or let old insecurities destroy their one chance to discover true happiness?  When Declan’s past comes roaring back in a way neither of them could have expected, will they stand united or be torn apart by the challenges that lie ahead?

It was only supposed to be one night, but only forever will do.

 

Excerpt 2

 

“So, when exactly do I get my striptease?” I asked.

“Well, that’s up to you, Hotshot.”

“Hotshot?”

“Yep. Cocky attitude, arrogant disposition, and sexy as fuck–it’s a good nickname.”

“All right, so what are your terms, Leah?”

I fought back the urge to touch her. Stuffing my hands into my pockets, I paced the room in a vain attempt at keeping myself from just saying, Fuck it, and pinning her against the wall before she could lay down any terms or requirements. Because whatever she was about to say, I was going to agree. She didn’t know it, but she had my balls in her perfect little hands, and I was at her fucking mercy. I both hated and wanted her at the same time. She made me feel out of control and weak with need. I couldn’t stop the pursuit, and I couldn’t walk away.

“I will not be an easy fuck whenever you get too lazy to find a new bimbo for the evening. I will not allow you in my bed, wondering where you’ve been and what kind of sloppy seconds I’m getting,” she declared.

Then, she said the one thing I never wanted to hear.

“I want to be exclusive with you–for however long we decide to do this. I don’t care about labels or dates. You don’t have to take me out to dinner, bring me flowers, or buy me anniversary presents. The only thing I ask is that, for the time we are together, you are mine.”

“Yes,” I answered immediately, surprising us both.

“Yes? That’s it? No counteroffer? No freak-out or temper tantrum, Declan?”

“No, Leah, no temper tantrum. Just one request.”

I joined her on the sofa. My thigh brushed hers, and I heard her breath falter.

“And what’s that, Hotshot?”

“Make it two,” I amended. “First, the same rules apply to you. While we’re together, for however long, you’re mine, Leah,” I purred against her ear.

Her eyes widened, and her breath became ragged, giving me a quick sense of satisfaction because I’d broken through her calm and collected exterior.

“And second?” she asked timidly.

“Don’t fucking call me Hotshot.”

She visibly relaxed and snorted out a laugh before saying, “So not happening, Hotshot.”

 

INTERVIEW WITH J.L. Berg

 

Q: Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?

 

Jennifer: I write full time, so I generally get the kids off to school and then get myself ready which gives me time to think.  I’m a panster which means, besides a rough outline, I write my entire plot as I go.  Making sure I have enough time to plan out each scene is key.  Listening to music usually helps center me and when I do sit down to write, I try to complete an entire scene or chapter in one sitting.  I’ll then get up and brainstorm where I want to take the story from there and do the same thing all over again.  I never know where the story will go from one chapter to the next, but I always have an ending in mind.

 

Q: What was the most fun part to write in Never Been Ready?

 

Jennifer: I loved writing the mighty demise of the great Declan James.  For fans of When You’re Ready, Declan is a Logan’s playboy friend – the one who taught him everything.  He’s wild and untamed, and watching him fall for Leah was pretty spectacular.

 

Q: What books have most influenced your life?

 

Jennifer: There are so many, but the Twilight series really brought me back into reading after a long hiatus.  I’d stopped reading in college when my school work took over, and shortly after, I became a mom.  Reading didn’t have a place in my busy life.  But as soon as I picked up Twilight, I was hooked again, and I couldn’t stop.  I picked up every paranormal romance book I could get my hands on.  After I went through most of our county library, I started reading contemporary romance, and eventually new adult.  Every book I’ve every read has been an inspiration to me because anyone who is brave enough to bare their soul through writing and then share it with the masses should be given a medal.  It’s tough work.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?

 

Jennifer: Sleep!  No, I’m kidding.  Kind of.  I’m a mom of two beautiful daughters.  When we are doing math homework or spelling, I love cuddling with them on the couch and watching movies or playing board games.  I’m a huge yoga nut, and usually go to class three times a week.  I love to read, although I never have enough time.  I’ve been married for twelve years, and whenever we can, my husband and I try to sneak off for a date or two!

 

Q: Any future writing news you would like to share?

 

Jennifer: 2014 is a busy year for me!  Along with the February release of Never Been Ready, a novella entitled Ready to Wed will be released this month.  It will be included in a charity anthology called “Pink Shades of Words”.  Also, this year, I will be releasing three other books.  I will be finishing the Ready series with two more novels, and writing a standalone towards the end of the year.

 

FUN FACTS ABOUT NEVER BEEN READY

By J.L. Berg

 

  • In the very first draft of When You’re Ready – Declan was introduced as a British friend of Logan whom he met at boarding school.
  • Leah is based loosely off my real-life best friend Leslie.  It’s no coincidence both of their names start with “L”.
  • The bar Leah and Declan visit on New Year’s Eve is based on the bar owned by my best friend and her husband in downtown Richmond called Honey Whytes – best burgers in town!
  • The infamous cemetery Declan and Leah visit is loosely based on the famous Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
  • The original title was So Not Ready, but I didn’t think it matched the tone and theme of the novel.
  • Leah is very close with the main character of the next book in the series.  😉
  • The “lipstick scene” is based on a hilarious conversation I had with two bloggers and an author at Mimi’s.  It had nothing to do with a limo.

About the Author

J.L. Berg is a California native living in the South. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you can find her with her nose stuck in a romance book, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

 

Website: www.jlberg.com

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Twitter: @authorjlberg ; https://twitter.com/authorjlberg

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