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Guest Post – Lillian Mackenzie Rhine

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Blurb

Theana ran from Seurri City, home of the wolf shifters now public to humans, to escape a mating with her childhood friend. She wasn’t in the mood for a mate, or the trappings of politics. Then she meets Rafael, alpha of the strongest pack in Seurri, and his beta, Gregori. Suddenly she can’t catch her breath, or keep control of her emotions.

Rafael and Gregori refuse to let Theana get her own way, or deny the love they could share. Perhaps two men for their feisty mate are definitely better than one. Now to stall the would-be childhood suitor, and stop an all out war between the packs—but love is worth fighting for.

Behind The Scenes

My co-author, LeTeisha Newton, and I decided to write this piece based off of a shared thought. She was a well-known paranormal writer with a concentration in shifters and I was, and still am, new on the scene with a main focus on paranormal. We both belonged to a small group of women writers where we were coached on a daily basis with writing prompts and exercises to broaden our writing horizons. In that time, LeTeisha and I noticed that we had similar writing styles and somewhat in-your-face types of personalities. That alone brought us together.

We knew we wanted to do a shifter piece, mainly because I had yet to write one and she was very knowledgeable on the subject (an expert if you ask me). She also added the element of having a tough as balls, dominant female lead based off of my female characters that I tended to write in my other
books. Then once the plot bunnies started to form and me not quite understanding the different personalities of an alpha vs a beta we just organically decided to make them share both personality aspects almost working as one cohesive unit. And with our female protagonist having the interesting task of choosing one of the two as a mate we opted for the fun approach – why not choose both?

Conquering Theana was conceived into this world then. Not too soon after the start (within Chapter 2) a character was introduced that was created for the possibility of expanding the series and once that seed was planted we decided to grow the one book into many. We have now plotted nearly fifteen books into the series and there is no end in sight so watch out for what’s to come. Book 1 just released, March 21, 2014, Book 2 (Conquering Camden…there’s and exclusive one for your readers) is finished, and Book 3
(Conquering Convel) has begun. So keep along with books, the videos, the website, and the blog.

Thank you

Buy Links

Amazon (US)

http://www.amazon.com/Conquering-Theana-Series-LeTeisha-Newton-ebook/dp/B00J4YMCUO

Amazon (UK)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Conquering-Theana-Series-LeTeisha-Newton-ebook/dp/B00J4YMCUO

Stalker Links

Blog

http://www.lillianmackenzierhine.com

Blog (Seurri
Wolves)

http://www.seurriwolves.wordpress.com

Blog (LeTeisha
Newton)

http://www.leteishanewton.com

Website

http://www.lillymacrhine.weebly.com

Website (LeTeisha
Newton)

http://www.theshifterqueen.weebly.com

Facebook

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Newton)

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Twitter

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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.

 

Cover Reveal – Frayed by Kim Karr

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FRAYED COVER REVEAL INFORMATION –

 

Title: Frayed (Connections #4)

Release date: Sept 2, 2014

 

FRAYED SYNOPSIS:

 

He didn’t think, he didn’t question—he just acted.

What she wanted, she took—without regard.

It was only one night, but it changed everything.

 

After losing his fiancée, Ben Covington is unsure he’ll ever love again. But he’s so deeply drawn to Bell Wilde that he’s thrown for a loop. Maybe it’s purely sexual chemistry that’s igniting their spark… or maybe it’s his second chance at love.

 

Bell has just gotten her life back on track and may not be up for the challenge of Ben Covington. But once they’re reunited, there’s no holding back—even if a secret from Bell’s past just might shatter them both.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR – 

•    Website: http://www.authorkimkarr.com/

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•    Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorkimkarr

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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.

 

Cover Reveal – The Escapist by Steve Powell

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The moment you all have been waiting for….the cover reveal of The Escapist!!

 

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Awesome cover designed by Su Halfwerk – She’s awesome by the way!!

 

Blurb

 

What if you were wanted for a crime you didn’t commit? What would you do if you could glimpse the future?

 

After an innocent encounter with a stranger, a consultant loses consciousness and awakens the next day suddenly able to glimpse events that have yet to happen, 24 hours into the future. He follows the enigmatic stranger’s every move in an attempt to unravel the mystery. Soon he can’t sleep, he’s lost his appetite and thoughts are running through his mind at 100 miles an hour. His relationship, his job and the predictable life he thinks he knows begins to fall apart at the seams. Reliance on untested allies becomes a must while he is being chased offshore by a corrupt organization and federal agents, all determined to bring him down. To survive, he has to exploit his new-found talents to stay one step ahead of his pursuers or escape will be next to impossible.

 

Author Bio

 

Steve Powell is a writer and freelance artist who resides in the Washington DC metro area. He has travelled extensively to gain rich experiences and perspectives to draw his ideas from. In his spare time he does acrylic painting. A former management consultant, he currently provides creative design services via his company: Neptune Inc. He has provided short stories and artwork for publications such as Conceit magazine and Antarctic Press.

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Cover Reveal – Crashed by K. Bromberg

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Synopsis:

When life crashes down around us, how hard are we willing to fight for the one thing we can’t live without, each other?

Life is full of moments.

Big moments.

Little moments.

And none of them are inconsequential.

Every single moment prepares you for that one instance that defines your life. You must overcome all your fears, confront the demons that chase you, and cleanse the poison that clings to your soul or you risk the chance of losing everything.

Mine started the minute Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet. She made me feel. Made me whole when all I thought I could ever be was incomplete. Became the lifeline I never knew I needed. Hell yes, she’s worth the fight…but how do you fight for someone you know you don’t deserve?

Love is full of ups and downs.

Heart stopping highs.

Soul shattering lows.

And none of them are insignificant.

Love is a racecourse of unexpected twists and turns that must be negotiated. You have to break down walls, learn to trust, and heal from your past in order to win. But sometimes it’s the expected that’s the hardest to hold on to.

Colton has healed and completed me, stolen my heart, and made me realize our love’s not predictable nor perfect—it’s bent. And bent’s okay. But when outside factors put our relationship to the test, what lengths will I have to go to prove to him that he’s worth the fight?

Whoever said love is patient and love is kind, never met the two of us.  We know our love is worth it—have acknowledged that we were meant to be—but when our pasts crash into our future, will the repercussions make us stronger or break us apart?

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Driven Synopsis

Rylee Thomas is used to being in control. But she’s about to meet the one man that just might make her enjoy losing it…

I am the exception to the rule.

In a world full of willing women, I’m a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He’s the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.

Colton crashes into my life like a tornado: sapping my control, testing my vulnerabilities beyond their limits, and unintentionally penetrating the protective wall around my healing heart. Tearing apart the world I rebuilt so carefully with structure, predictability, and discipline.

I can’t give him what he wants and he can’t give me what I need. But after a glimpse beneath his refined exterior into the dark secrets of his damaged soul, can I bring myself to walk away?

Our sexual chemistry is undeniable. Our individual need for complete control is irrefutable. But when our worlds collide, is the chemistry enough to bring us together or will our untold secrets and battle of wills force us apart?

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What happens when the one person you never expected suddenly happens to be the one you’ll fight the hardest to keep?

Colton stole my heart. He wasn’t supposed to, and I sure as hell didn’t want him to, but he crashed into my life, ignited feelings within me that I thought had died forever, and fueled a passion that I never knew could exist.

Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet and into my life. Now I don’t think I’ll ever be the same. She’s seen glimpses of the darkness within me, and yet she’s still here. Still fighting for me. She is without a doubt the saint, and I am most definitely the sinner.

How is it the one thing neither of us wanted—neither of us anticipated that fateful night—has us fighting so hard to keep?

He steals my breath, stops my heart, and brings me back to life again all in a split second of time. But how can I love a man who won’t let me in? Who continually pushes me away to prevent me from seeing the damaged secrets in his past? My heart has fallen, but patience and forgiveness can only go so far.

How can I desire a woman who unnerves me, defies me, and forces me to see that in the deep, black abyss of my soul there’s someone worthy of her love? A place and person I swore I’d never be again. Her selfless heart and sexy body deserve so much more than I’ll ever be capable of giving her. I know I can’t be what she needs, so why can’t I just let her go?

We are driven by need and fueled with desire, but is that enough for us to crash into love?

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Author Bio:K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner that has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her–the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard. She’s a wife, mom, child rustler, toy pick-er-upper, chauffer, resident web-slinger, LaLaloopsy watching, American Girl doll dressing multi-tasker of all things domestic and otherwise. She likes her diet cokes with rum, her music loud, and her pantry stocked with a cache of chocolate.

K. lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.

Fueled is K. Bromberg’s second published novel and is the highly anticipated second book of “The Driven Trilogy.” Driven was her well-received debut novel and Book #1 of the series.

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Book Promo – The Legend Of The Moonstone: A Series For Kids And Young Adults by Meglena Ivanova

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Author Name – Meglena Ivanova

Book Title – The Legend of the Moonstone: A Series for Kids and Young Adults

Book Blurb – The Legend of the Moonstone: A Series for Kids and Young Adults is a lovely YA fiction novel with very carefully and intricately woven threads. The story is full of many unexpected twists and turns and unexpected outcomes. Characters are based on people that I encounter. Not directly of course, but certain traits. With powerful stones, alien creatures, and everything mystical, it is easy to let your imagination run wild when reading The Legend of The Moonstone. You can imagine the characters and settings the way you want to. I hope everybody will enjoy reading it.

If you are fan of “The Lord of the Rings“, “Indiana Jones“, “Narnia” or “Harry Potter” you probably will like it a lot.

Brief Summary of The Legend of The Moonstone

After his participation in a top secret project, the famous teller of legends and myths, Professor of Mineralogy, Bernard Stransky, receives a present like no other – an enormous, glittering, gem. Little does he know that this legendary stone will bring with it a world of mystery and danger. The stone seems to hold strange powers beyond mere beauty, perhaps even a prophecy that travels with it. The sparkling Moonstone belongs to Professor Stransky, but he isn’t the stone’s real master. Part of the hidden heart of the mystery planet, the gem is the subject of an intense worldwide search by Upper Souls whose ultimate duty is to find and restore the stone to its rightful place. According to their beliefs, the special and powerful stone, belongs to them and their families. That’s not quite true! The Uppers wants to possess the Moonstone only because they think they are the Better part of their tribe. They are ready to do whatever it takes them to possess the stone and for them only that matters!

The Moonstone have to be returned back to its guardians, but a storm of supernatural, amazing and unexpected circumstances and surprising tricks of fate follow in its wake.

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Genre – YA fiction novel. 

Page number of book – 152

Publication date – (August 8, 2013)

Publisher – Author House .

 

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Cover Reveal – The Queen of Swords by Nina Mason

It’s my pleasure to help reveal the cover for the upcoming novel The Queen of Swords by Nina Mason. What a gorgeous cover!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Taglines:

A paranormal tale of undying love.

A love powerful enough to reach beyond the grave.

Short blurb:

THE QUEEN OF SWORDS tells the story of a white witch who returns every hundred years to reunite with her soul mate, who’s been earthbound by a dark wizard’s curse. Will she find a way for them to be together this time around?

Longer Blurb:

When Graham Logan draws the Queen of Swords, he knows he’s about to meet the love of his life. For the third time. But surrendering his heart will mean risking her life…or making her what he is–two things his beliefs won’t allow him to do. Graham rages at God: Why give her back only to take her again?

Cat Fingal, the third coming of Graham’s beloved, won’t let him slip away so easily. A white witch, she casts a spell to summon him—for answers, among other things.

Graham has other problems, too. Like the seductress who wants him for herself and the dark wizard who cursed him and killed Cat the first two times.

Will she find a way to save him this time around?

EXCERPTS

Graham had just come upon the misplaced diaries—in the cupboard under the stairs—when he caught a whiff of something burning. Concerned, he stepped back into the foyer. A quick look around revealed nothing unusual. He sniffed the air, again detecting smoke, though none of the toxic undertones of a house fire. Neither did it smell of a choked chimney. It was, in fact, pleasantly herbal—like the juniper-laced bonfires of Beltane he knew in his youth. Was Branwen burning incense…or Benedict trying out a new pipe tobacco?

Shrugging it off, he grabbed the box of diaries and headed for the stairs. As he climbed, so did the smoke. A picture of Caitriona came into his mind. Or was it Catharine…or the new one? He couldn’t be sure as she was naked and her hair hung loose. As she reached for him, he saw something odd: a blue fire the size of a pilot light in the center of each palm.

Like moth to flame, you yearn for light. Come from shadow into my sight.

The words whispered. Caitriona disappeared. Desire blossomed. What was going on? At the top of the stairs, he was sweating and dizzy. Every nerve ending, every vein, burned like fire. He raced down the hall toward his bedchamber, dropping the box as he shot through the doorway. Bending to collect his spilled diaries, he startled at what he saw:

He had no hands. And no feet.

The smoke and ethers enveloped, pulling him apart cell by cell until he felt like the sands of time moving through an hourglass. The cosmos was silent except for a haunting echo—like the sound inside a seashell. He felt at once connected to everything and nothing. Adrift and yet highly attuned. He was blind yet all seeing; numb yet hypersensitive; defenseless yet omnipotent. Others were there, too—phantasmal energies blowing past and passing through like sleet.

The next thing he knew, he was on his back, winded and disoriented. The room was dark save for the flicker of a solitary candle. He could make out only two pale shapes. The larger one, he presumed, was a bed, the smaller one, by the window, his summoner. His nostrils flared, seeking her scent, but found only the spices of the smoke.

“I told ye to stay away from me,” he growled. “Why did ye not listen?”

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“Just so ye know, vampires don’t kill—except by accident, of course, or to commit deliberate murder.”

The sound of his deep, musical burr quickened Cat’s pulse. It could only be the good-looking Scot who’d been checking her out from the stacks for the past twenty minutes.

“Excuse me?” She raised her eyes from Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, but did not turn around. There was no need. She’d already memorized every detail of his appearance while he skirted her gaze. Each time she looked his way, hoping to catch his eye, he was conveniently reading the book in his hand. Each time she returned to her work, the prickling hairs on the back of her neck gave away his game.

He seemed uncannily familiar too, though she couldn’t place him. The proud stance, powerful build, and thick copper hair all struck a chord—a sweet arpeggio that resonated somewhere deep inside.

“The average adult has five liters of blood,” he began to explain, “and the average stomach can hold fewer than two.” He paused to shift gears. “She’s also wrong about the coffins. And the impotence—though the book remains one of my favorites of the genre.”

“Mine too.” She set the gold-clad novel on the table beside her laptop. “Do you go here? You seem familiar.”

“Nay. I went to Saint Andrew’s ages ago.”

She still didn’t turn. “Oh? Then what brings you here?”

“I just moved to the village,” he said, “and heard the university had an impressive collection of vampire literature. So, I thought I’d see for myself—to kill a wee bit of time. But it seems ye’ve beaten me to it.”

“For my dissertation,” she offered quickly, pinging with guilt. She did not add that renewal of her faculty contract hinged on her finishing her Ph.D. before the term ended in three more weeks. Or that she was hopelessly behind. If she told him how under-the-gun she felt, he might leave. And she wanted to keep talking to him.

He was undeniably handsome. Bodice-ripper, book-cover handsome. Straight nose with a slight flare at the end; strong jaw and jutting chin; prominent brow and cheekbones; intense, deep-set eyes that turned down at the corners ever so slightly; and a sweet, kissable mouth whose tucked lower lip made it both boyish and sensual.

Apart from the biker jacket and boots, he might have stepped out of one of the Highlander romances she read every chance she got—a longstanding guilty pleasure. For some inexplicable reason, she’d been attracted to all things Scottish for as long as she could remember.

He reached past her, selected Dracula off her stack of reference material, and began looking through it. She could hear the pages turning behind her, but couldn’t bring herself to turn round. If she met his eyes, she would melt like butter.

“He was lucky to have no reflection to fuck with his head.”

His voice brought her back, but only partly. “Who?”

“Count Dracula.”

“Oh.” Embarrassment scorched her cheeks. “It was meant to symbolize that he had no soul.”

“I ken that. But is it true, do ye think?”

Cat knew from her Highlander romances the word “ken” meant “know” in Scots, but was otherwise confused by his question. Why did she find his closeness so discomposing? Men, even good-looking ones, rarely had this effect on her.

“Is what true?”

“That vampires have no souls,” he clarified. “That they’re eternally damned.”

“I don’t believe in—”

When she didn’t go on, he prodded. “Ye don’t believe in what?”

She was going to say “eternal damnation,” but remembered it was never a good idea to discuss religion—especially her religion—with any but like-minded practitioners of the craft. And even then, it could lead to heated disagreement.

Turning at last, she met his eyes, an astonishing shade of gold—like topazes or whisky backlit by the sun. They also were so gnawingly familiar she wanted to scream.

She tried to speak, to wrench her eyes away, but couldn’t seem to. Images of heather and bracken, of misty hills and crystal lochs, washed over her like a dream. What in the name of the goddess was happening to her?

Unable to bear his riveting gaze any longer, she turned back to the table, winded and shaken. She took a couple of breaths to slow her pulse and regain control. As he reached past her to return Dracula to its place, her eyes followed his hand—a sculptural marvel with long fingers tapering from furrowed knuckles to lustrous nails. She shivered as she imagined those fingers traveling over her flesh. He smelled good, too. Natural and earthy. Like a walk in the woods on a crisp autumn morning.

“How do I know you?” She had to force the words through her throat. “Have we met before?”

“Oh, aye.” His breath brushed her ear. “A couple of times.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nina Mason

Nina Mason is a hopeless romantic with strong affinities for history, mythology, and the metaphysical. She strives to write the same kind of books she loves to read: those that entertain, edify, educate, and enlighten. Three of her books will be published in 2014: The Queen of Swords, a paranormal romance/urban fantasy from Vamptasy Publishing; The Knight of Wands, book one in the Knights of Avalon Series from Soul Mate Publishing; and The Tin Man, a thriller from Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. When not writing, Nina works as a communications consultant, doll maker, and home stager. Born and raised in Southern California, Nina now lives in Woodstock, Georgia, with her husband, teenage daughter, two rescue cats, and a Westie who’s frightened of the dryer.

 

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Blog Tour and Review – Eternally Alex by Sarah Elizabeth Ashley

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Eternally Alex – Synopsis

The story concludes.

Love knows no bounds… Love is limitless… Love can overcome all odds.

Alex, now being totally free from the clutches of her abusive ex-husband starts out on married life with the super sexy James. The man who continues to dote on her completely, taking his marriage vows to the limit as he worships her in every way imaginable. Life could not get any better, could it?

Their bliss is stalled as part of James’ past emerges. Someone that he believed did not exist, a part of his life locked firmly away in the back of his mind.

New evil, hungry for revenge on behalf of another and feeling shunned by rejection brings misery and anguish to the duo. But, in true Alex and James style they battle together to protect the perfect life. Their journey is not without sorrow and pain as their encounter with those of a heinous nature proves more than they can handle.

An attack they suffer threatens their very existence together but love will win, leaving them free to fulfil their lives dreams together surrounding by their family they can only grow stronger and stronger.

I RECEIVED AN ARC FROM THE AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW

REVIEW OF ETERNALLY ALEX:

*I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest reveiw*

*Possible spoilers especially if you haven’t read the first two in the series*

3 out of 5 stars

I’m about 16% in to the book and I think they’ve had sex at least four to five times by now. I love a good sex scene but holy crap! I would much rather have a great story line. Also if I hear the words “it’s all about pleasure” or “you’re fucking fuckable” one more time I might scream! It was said several times in the first two book every time they had sex or he looked at her. Surely James’s vocabulary extends those two phrases. At this point I still believe Alex to be a whiny woman-child. Alex is a naive nitwit and all that drama with James’s mother, she should have stayed out. If the man says he doesn’t want to see the woman that abandoned him she should have agreed. Not get mad because she never had the chance to talk to her birth mother and take it out on James because he’s not interesting in finding out why his mother would walk out on him at six months. I just really don’t like Alex in any of the books. She tries to pressure other people to do things but gets mad if she feels pressured. I just feel like she’s always making James do something HE doesn’t want to do. He just ends up doing because he doesn’t want her unhappy and she doesn’t care about his happiness.

On a good note the bring in James’s mother was intriguing. Even though I found myself wondering what did she want it was enough to keep me reading. Even though I didn’t agree on how Alex pretty much backed James into a corner to meet her, I was interested enough to want to know why she was back all of a sudden. Minor things in the story kept me interested.

I was also given the other two books in this series by the author to read before this one. Overall a pretty good series but not one I would probably read again. I would give the series overall a 3.5 out of 5 stars. It’s a pretty good read to pass the hours but I wasn’t so wrapped up in it that i had to read it NOW. I took a few breaks here and there.

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM THE AUTHOR

1- What is your favourite book that you have written?
I love Freeing Alex for no other reason other than it was my first, but really I like them all.

2-What is your favourite book by another author?
The Education of Sebastian and The Education of Caroline – Jane Harvey-Berrick, both of these stayed with me for days.  But I also adore the Black Dagger Brotherhood and could happily re-read and re-read – Sadly Phury was removed as the screensaver on my phone, I now have Rhage! (A girls to dream!)

3-What do you like to do in your spare time when not writing?
My family sails, although we’re all a bit fair-weather, cooking and reading, of course.  Oh, and I love a night out dancing with the girls a few Strawberry Bellini, but no more vodka, not ever again!

4-Is there any authors that inspired you to write?
Lots, but particularly new authors that came from nowhere.

5-Do you listen to music while writing if so who or what genre?
I sometimes listen to music, other times I like total silence. My musical taste is eclectic and ranges from Beethoven to Rizzle Kicks!

6-Have you any upcoming books you’d like to tell us about?
Well, Eternally Alex is now complete and ready to launch – so excited!  I’m aworking on another novel, working title is Never Say Love. It’s Benito’s story, a sort of prequel to Freeing Alex.  It won’t be part of the series, and has been written after I received a number of requests from my readers.  Once that’s done, there is another that is started but was shelved so that I could work on Never Say Love, that’s nothing to do with Alex at all.

7- Tell us some interesting facts about yourself?
·               I’m a true Piscean and have an over active imagination.
·               I’m a Staffordshire girl through and through.
·               I’m not scared of spiders, they all send for me when they find one.

AUTHOR BIO:

Sarah Elizabeth Ashley is a first time British writer born and raised in the Midlands county of Staffordshire where she still lives today with her family.

Forbidden to use her ‘real’ name by her children Sarah has said for years that she had a book “in her” But, finally finding the time, she quite literally let the words flow as her first novel, Freeing Alex, was created, the characters coming to life on her laptop, followed by Loving Alex, Eternally Alex, and more to come with fourth novel currently being written.

She describes herself as a true Piscean with an over-active imagination and says that it took a great deal of courage to release ‘Freeing Alex’ however, motivated by her husband and family she finally took the plunge and self published in August 2013.

“It started as a hobby, now it’s a passion.”

Cover Reveal – Falling For You by Danielle Taylor

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The author will also be giving away a copy of her book to one lucky winner. Just like this post and I will randomly pick one of you and let her know 🙂

 

Blurb:

 

Julia Burns can’t remember a day in her life when she didn’t have to work. So the ad in the paper sounds perfect to her – even if she does have to marry a complete stranger.

Nicholas Steele isn’t used to being around people since the accident that left him disfigured. Having a permanent house guest isn’t his idea of fun, however, the press would have a field day if they found he and his new wife weren’t residing together.

On paper, their ‘fake’ marriage fits both their needs, giving Nicholas a wife and Julia the security she’s always dreamed of having. In reality, every moment Nicholas and Julia spend together brings them closer to falling for each other.

About the Author
Danielle Taylor is the author of the Captive Hearts Series and the WattPad sensation Falling for You, which broke 100,000 reads in less than a week.
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The author will also be giving away a copy of her book to one lucky winner. Just like this post and I will randomly pick one of you and let her know 🙂