COVER REVEAL! SHAMELESSLY WORTH IT BY NICKIE NALLEY SEIDLER

BLOG TOUR STOP! HOLD ME IN CONTEMPT BY WENDY WILLIAMS (@TastyBookTours)

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Move over 50 Shades, there’s a new romance in town. Superstar Wendy Williams brings on the heat in her first ever, no-holds-barred, down and dirty, romance novel.

Kimberly Kind is trying to get beyond her roots. A successful, beautiful, smart lawyer, she’s finally finding direction in her life and getting out of the streets. But a terrible accident threatens to throw her carefully laid plans off course. Now Kim’s hiding a huge secret… one that could threaten everything.

Enter King. A perfect mix of Justin Timberlake and David Beckham, the man oozes sex and has more swagger than anyone Kim’s ever met. Their chemistry is off the charts. But after passion-filled nights, the intensity of their emotions takes both of them by surprise.

Love was not supposed to be an option. Now it’s the only thing holding them together. When their pasts come back with a vengeance, can love possibly be enough?

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Kimberly Kind is a successful, beautiful, smart lawyer trying to make her way in life and rise above her roots. However, an accident throws everything up in the air. Kim hides the secret even from herself. Kim also grows dependent on pills that stop the pain that she feels every morning and uses alcohol at night to dull the pain.

King is a hot and sexy man. Kimberly is drawn to King immediately. King is not a “nice” man but he is perfect for Kimberly. The chemistry between King and Kimberly is blistering. I respect King because he lets Kimberly figure things out herself without pushing.

I found this book well written with interesting and realistic characters. This author was very detailed and did not gloss much no matter how difficult the situation got. The ending leaves you hanging so I do wonder if there will be a sequel. Overall, this was an interesting read. This book is not your traditional romance novel.

 

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I knew immediately that I’m not a member of the targeted audience, but that didn’t deter my interest.

This novel is mainly about a woman trying to come to grips with her past, her inability to see her self-destructive tendencies, and simply letting go. While there are some romantic scenes, the story line doesn’t support the act of calling this a romance.

The story uses a great deal of street slang, and a few references that some may find hard to understand, but it adds a certain roughness that makes the story more realistic. Williams’ has depicted addiction with precision and intelligence, giving the story more depth. The ending was a little cliché, but considering the characters, it fit. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it.

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MYAUTHORWendy

Wendy Williams is the host of The Wendy Williams Show and The Wendy Williams Experience, her top-rated daily radio show. Her books include the New York Times bestseller The Wendy Williams Experience, and she writes a weekly column for Life & Style magazine.

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BLOG TOUR STOP! LINE DRIVE BY ERIN LINDSEY MAURER (@TastyBookTours)

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Mattie Duvall is just starting to rediscover his dreams. Signing with the minor league Philadelphia Liberty gives him a second shot at playing professional baseball. What he didn’t expect was to fall for the cider-haired pixie haunting his dreams. Ashlynn Davis isn’t looking for love. She’s busy chasing down her own big dream: finding a way to use her cooking skills to give back to Philadelphia’s less fortunate. The two cannot deny their mutual attraction, or that they’re heading rapidly towards that four letter word they thought they’d never say: LOVE. When secrets from Mattie’s past bubble to the surface, Ashlynn begins to question her position in his life. Can the two put the past behind them in time to race toward a future together? Or is love destined to play second fiddle to big dreams and even bigger secrets?

Link to Follow Tour: http://tastybooktours.blogspot.com/2014/02/now-booking-tasty-virtual-tour-for-line.html

MYAUTHORErin Lindsey Maurer

Erin Lindsey Maurer grew up surrounded by stories. She made up stories about well everything and often got caught reading under her covers with a flashlight. Today, she is still cooking up tales, with a spicier spin. Line Drive is the first title in her Philadelphia Liberty series, celebrating the boys of baseball and the women they love. 

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TRAILER REVEAL! AQUA BY M.A GEORGE (@GHBTours)

Aqua
By- M.A. George
Genre- YA Paranormal
Publication Date- April 16th, 2014 
 
Meet Layla McKelland:  
Novelist (unpublished, but cut her some slack…seventeen is a bit early to despair),
Slightly neurotic introvert (Alright, let’s be honest…there’s no “slightly” about it),
International Woman of Mystery, and…
Okay, just scratch the bio. 
 
The only real “mystery” in Layla’s life is why her father has never been on the scene.  Or why her mother drags Layla to a new coastal home every year.  
 
Nothing about the latest hometown seems too newsworthy…until a routine day at the beach leaves Layla questioning whether she’s read one too many paranormal fantasy novels.  The plot thickens when a random guy claims to know things about her father—a bizarre claim he backs up with an equally impossible stunt.  And Layla soon finds herself on the wrong side of a mysterious attempted drowning…on her own kitchen floor.
 
When all is done, Layla will attest that fact is far stranger than fiction.  And nothing in real life is ever as transparent as it seems…Not even water. 
 
Especially not water.

 

 
 
 

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SAVE THE CON AND HELP US ROCK MINNEAPOLIS, MN! (@puretextuality, #14PTC)

 

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I will be attending the 2014 Pure Textuality Convention this year and I want to see YOU there!!! If you’re planning to go, please run out and reserve your tickets!! We have two days left to determine whether enough ticket sales will happen to save the convention. Here’s the info on the con:

2014 Pure Textuality Convention

October 2-5, 2014

Hyatt Regency – Minneapolis

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14PTC FANPAGE: http://www.facebook.com/puretextualitycon

The Pure Textuality Convention is a gathering of fans, authors and publishers from all over for the sake of their deep love and affection for reading. We will have Q&A Panels with some of the industry’s best authors, awards voted on by the fans, workshops for writers, a book signing/expo day, and more!

Join 40+ authors and industry professionals to celebrate the love of reading and writing!

*** WE ARE IN DANGER OF HAVING TO CANCEL THIS CONVENTION ***

The 14PTC is our first year throwing this convention so it relies 100% on ticket sales. We are in the middle of a ticket sales campaign featuring a couple of big giveaways:

- Anyone who purchases a general admission ticket between now and Wednesday 4/23/2014 at 11:59PM EST automatically gets entered to win an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″.

- Anyone who purchases a general admission ticket between now and Wednesday 4/23/2014 at 11:59PM EST automatically gets entered to win tickets to Authors After Dark 2015 (Atlanta) and The Novel Experience Event (Las Vegas).

Go get your tickets before Wednesday night to be included in the giveaways!!!

 

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HILDIE MCQUEEN

J.M. GREGOIRE

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BOOK RELEASE BLAST! UPRISING BY ALLANA KEPHART & MELISSA SIMMONS (@GHBTours)

Uprising
The Dolan Prophecies Series Book #1
By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons
Publication Date- April 18th, 2014
Genre- New Adult Dystopian 
 
The year 2102–the world as it was no longer exists. Ravaged by nuclear war and polluted almost to the point of no return, Earth was dying. When the faeries came and brought their healing magic, humanity was grateful at first. Centuries of damage repaired in just five years, and during the course of that rehabilitation, they invaded. Quietly overthrown, the human race is now enslaved. The majority doesn’t even realize they have no free will. Branded, herded and kept only to further the agendas of the Fae Courts, humanity could be facing extinction.  
 
But a resistance is coming…  
 
Fianna Dolan has spent her entire young life preparing herself for an uprising against the Fae. One scorching summer night Fi’s parents leave and never return. Thrust into a position of power she never expected, Fi struggles with her new position and the responsibility it entails. When a secretive fae man known only as Flint breaches the city’s defenses claiming he can help, Fi begins to doubt everything she’s ever considered truth. As betrayals and deception come to light, will Fi want the answers she’s been seeking, or will trusting Flint lead to her destruction?
 
   

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BLOG TOUR STOP! THE BURNING STAR BY JESSIE LANE

If you love fantasy, the paranormal, romance and twisty-turny stories featuring two young women in the fight of their lives then we have the book for you! Pick up Jessie Lane’s THE BURNING STAR, available now, and we have a special excerpt from the book to whet your appetite! Learn more below and be sure to enter the author’s amazing giveaway while you’re at it!

 

The Burning Star by Jessie Lane

Re-Release Date: March 23, 2014

Original Publication: May 23, 2012

Links: Website | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page

Hosted by: Author’s Taproom

*This book is a re-release and revision from the original book. Please be aware that some things have been added, deleted or changed.*

Kay’s journey of a lifetime started in the woods outside of Asheville, North Carolina. It was there that the 17 year old met a beautiful man along with a monster. The chance encounter led her to an unbelievable world that shouldn’t exist; a place where myths and fairy tales were real, and in some cases, deadly. Kay knew she would have to brave this new world if she hoped to find a cure for her terminal cancer.
With a strange yet beautiful cast of characters that she would meet along the way, Kay uncovered truths that would change her life forever. However, before it was all over, it would become clear that Kay wasn’t the only one with problems.
Yet another 17 year old young woman was fighting for her freedom and her life.Kira had lived in a magical world that Kay had only dreamt of. Despite this, her life had not been filled with many good things. As a matter of fact, she considered her empty, emotional solitude the only positive aspect of her life. She fought daily battles to escape abuse and torture.
Trained to be an expert assassin, she was charged with kidnapping Kay and delivering her to Kira’s master, Lord Donovan.
As the two young women set forth in their journeys, their paths would cross in unimaginable ways. The only question that would remain was who would come out alive and whole in the end?

WARNING: This is a upper ya/young adult/new adult fictional story that includes some explicit language, graphic violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up.

 

 
 
 

 

Kira

Leaving the safety of my room, I glanced back at it. No sense in trying to secure the door. No lock existed that would keep anything here out, and until I came into my powers by my birthday, I had no magick to help me either.

Angry at everything and at no one in particular, I strode purposely down the hall and headed for the kitchens. Winding through the estate’s corridors, I kept a constant watch for signs of the other inhabiting faeries or redcaps. I certainly didn’t feel like dealing with their nasty attitudes at the moment, especially if they were hungry, too. They might momentarily forget that I was Lord Donovan’s little pet and try to eat me. I wondered if all the courts were like this, always wondering when something bigger and meaner would come by and try to pick you off. Somehow, it just didn’t seem right to live this way, even though this was all I’d ever known.

Nearing the end of the hall, lost in the loud, angry thoughts whirling in my head, I started to dream of something better for myself. Maybe I could just leave one night. Travel to the edges of one of the other courts and live in the woods off the land. Become a solitary Fae.

Just as the thought settled my ill-tempered mood, I was snatched by the back of my neck and pulled backwards into a small, dark alcove off the main corridor. The strong hand tightly gripped my slender neck, cutting off my air supply. Then, seconds later, my back was slammed into the wall. My arms were pinned behind my back, and another large, solid body pressed roughly against my own. Perhaps others would not have been able to see anything in the darkness, but my eyesight was exceptional.

I glared into Cole’s face. He peered down at me, smiling tauntingly, his violet eyes glowing with angry energy. I did my best to turn away from his eyes, but only got a margin to the side. It didn’t deter him; he sniggered at my attempt and held his nose and mouth to the side of my turned face, inhaling my scent.

“Kira, Kira, Kira. My lovely, little Kira.” Cole tightened his grip on my throat and ground the lower half of his body against my own. I felt bile rise up my throat when I realized that he was aroused. “How I have waited to catch you off-guard.”


 

Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase.

Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey!

 

 

Blog Tour Giveaway: (USA Only Giveaway due to shipping!)

  1. 1 Signed Paperback of The Burning Star by Jessie Lane
  2. 17 Signed Paperbacks:
  • Shelly Crane: Significance, Accordance, Defiance, Reverence, Independence
  • Helen Boswell: Mythology, Mythology Wicked
  • Quinn Loftis: Elfin, Prince of Wolves
  • Heather Hildenbrand: Dirty Blood, Cold Blood
  • Alivia Anders: Illumine
  • Carrie Butler: Strength, Courage
  • Alyssa Rose Ivy: Flight
  • Erica Stevens: Kindred, Ashes

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Tour Schedule:
April 1:
Rather barefoot than bookless – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 2:
 
April 3:
Reading Between the Wines – Author Interview
 
April 4:
Turn the Page – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 6:
I Read Indie – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 7:
Reading in Pajamas – Character Interview
Renee Entress’s Blog – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 8:
Little Read Riding Hood – Author Guest Post
 
April 9:
Belle’s Book Bag – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 10: 
Fictional Candy – Playlist
 
April 11: 
The Romanceaholic – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 12:
Rustys Reading – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 13:
Paulette’s Papers – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 14:
Wicked Readings by Tawania – Spotlight w/Excerpt
We Stole Your Book Boyfriend – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 15:
RhiReading – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 16: 
 
April 17:
The Book Harlots – http://www.thebookharlots.blogspot.com – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 18:
Kats Read – Author Guest Post
Confessions of 2 Book Lovers – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 19:
Romancebookworm’s Reviews – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 
April 20:
Cocktails and Books – Playlist
 
April 21:
A Novel Review – Dreamcast
 
April 22:
random jendsmit – Spotlight w/Excerpt
Twinsie Talk Book Reviews – Spotlight w/Excerpt
 

BOOK RELEASE BLAST! AQUA BY M.A.GEORGE (@GHBTours)

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Aqua
By- M.A. George
Genre- YA Paranormal
Publication Date- April 16th, 2014 
 
Meet Layla McKelland:  
Novelist (unpublished, but cut her some slack…seventeen is a bit early to despair),
Slightly neurotic introvert (Alright, let’s be honest…there’s no “slightly” about it),
International Woman of Mystery, and…
Okay, just scratch the bio. 
 
The only real “mystery” in Layla’s life is why her father has never been on the scene.  Or why her mother drags Layla to a new coastal home every year.  
 
Nothing about the latest hometown seems too newsworthy…until a routine day at the beach leaves Layla questioning whether she’s read one too many paranormal fantasy novels.  The plot thickens when a random guy claims to know things about her father—a bizarre claim he backs up with an equally impossible stunt.  And Layla soon finds herself on the wrong side of a mysterious attempted drowning…on her own kitchen floor.
 
When all is done, Layla will attest that fact is far stranger than fiction.  And nothing in real life is ever as transparent as it seems…Not even water. 
 
Especially not water.
 

 

 

 
 
 

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BLOG TOUR STOP! JUST ONE NIGHT BY LAUREN LAYNE (@TastyBookTours)

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New York’s hottest “sexpert” has been living a lie—and it’s up to one man to keep her honest . . . all night long.

Riley McKenna knows sex – good sex, bad sex, kinky sex…Her articles in Stiletto magazine are consistently the publication’s most scandalous—and the most read. But Riley has a secret…all that sexy talk? Not an ounce of it comes from personal experience. Her own bedroom escapades are more limited than even her best friends know. When her editor requests that all columnists write something more personal for Stiletto’s anniversary issue, Riley turns to the one man she’s always been able to count on and calls in the favor of a lifetime.

Sam Compton would do anything for Riley McKenna. Anything except be her experimental sex toy. He refuses her request. At least until she tells him that it’ll either be him or she’ll go to someone else. And that, Sam can’t accept. Reluctantly he agrees to her terms—one night of completely meaningless sex in the name of research. Riley thinks she’s prepared for what awaits her in Sam’s bed.  After ten years of writing about sex, actually doing it shouldn’t be that different, right? So wrong. What starts as “one time only” becomes “just one more time.” And then one more. And before they know it, Riley and Sam learn first-hand that when it comes to love, there’s no such thing as just one night.

 

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Riley McKenna is a journalist for Stiletto Magazine. Her biggest issue is all the sex she writes about is fake. She has not had sex in ten years and no one knows. Now Riley has to write a personal article. Therefore, Riley tries breaking all the years of abstinence with Sam and making that the focus of her article.

Sam Compton is a hot and sexy man who seems to spend more time with Riley’s family than his own. Sam seems to have issue with his self-esteem, which is why after tinkering with his whiskey for years he still has not looked to sell it. Sam is a hardheaded man.

The chemistry between Riley and Sam is blistering. The sex scenes were scorching. These two make a great couple if they stop playing games with each other and keep putting all there cards on the table. It came across as unrealistic.

Just One Night is the third book in the Sex, Love & Stiletto series by Lauren Layne. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. I found this book to be well written. This book was very slow to start but picked up as the book went along. The main and secondary characters were interesting. Overall, this was a great book. I will be keeping my eyes out for future books by Ms. Layne.

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Lauren Layne graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in political science that she has yet to put to good use. After dabbling in an e-commerce career in Seattle and Southern California, Layne moved to New York City, where she now writes full-time. She lives with her husband and their plus-size pomeranian in a tiny Manhattan studio.

Connect with Lauren: Facebook | Twitter | Website

 

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BOOK RELEASE BLAST! HUNTED BY TYFFANI CLARK KEMP (@GHBTours)

Hunted
LeKrista Scott, Vampire Hunted Series # 2
By- Tyffani Clark Kemp
Expected Publication Date- April 16th, 2014
Genre- Paranormal/Vampires 
 
LeKrista Scott survived three separate vampire attacks, almost drowned, and turned down her boyfriend’s proposal. What else could possibly go wrong?
Apparently, if it’s not one thing, it’s another. Lizette, a brand new vampire with a grudge, blames LeKrista for being turned into a monster. In retaliation, she decides to go straight for the throat, so to speak, and attack LK’s ailing mother at her rest home. LeKrista enlists the help of her “Vampire liason” Roman, but it could never be that easy. Not for her.
A daywalker, a born vampire who can walk in the sun, has been hired by the head of the Vampire Counsel to collect LeKrista and the debt she owes him. As payment, her great great aunt is taken. Once again, the Mages refuse to help, so what is a girl to do, but rescue her family herself?
With her back against the wall, LeKrista will rise up stronger and teach the preternatural world to fear the Vampire Hunted.
 

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COVER REVEAL! BEYOND TIME BY SANDRA BISCHOFF (@GHBTours)

Beyond Time
Dark Order of the Dragon Book # 2
By- Sandra Bischoff
Genre- Paranormal Romance
Published By- Bayou Brew Publishing
Expected Publication Date-May 2014

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COVER REVEAL! WITHOUT RULES BY TYFFANI CLARK KEMP (@GHBTOURS)

 
The Power Couple
Without Rules Series # 3
By- Tyffani Clark Kemp
Expected Publication Date- September 11, 2014
 
After the loss of her husband and her preterm baby, Mariss Red is finally starting to put her life back together. She’s in a semi-stable relationship and her publishing business is doing well. None of that can fill the hole in her heart, but she’s a survivor. Her newest obstacle? Maneuvering the hazy boundaries of an open relationship with a man who can’t be bound by rules.
 
Sebastian Boa, The Man Without Rules, struggles to live an honorable life. Mariss meets and approves any woman he happens to bring home and things are going well, aside from the occasional miscommunication. It’s bound to happen, since he’s never been in a steady relationship before. But he knows Mariss is keeping something from him, and he knows it’s probably another man.
A trip to Paris is meant to be a romantic break for the strange couple, but it ends up in disaster when Sebastian catches Mariss with her secret lover. Add a crazed fangirl trying to seduce Sebastian, a man who has found that rules just might work for him after all. If it means he keeps Mariss in his life. It seems The Power Couple may never catch a break.
 

 

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About the Author- 
Tyffani Clark Kemp has been writing since she discovered in the sixth grade that it wasn’t enough just to read about fantastic places, but she could create her own. She weaves small bits of herself into everything she writes whether it be a science fiction piece about aliens or a dramatic romance fraught with conflict and love. She lives in South Carolina with her family and her fluffy shii tzu-mix dog who thinks he’s a Saint Bernard.
 
 
    

 

BLOG TOUR STOP! TO BED OR TO WED BY SANDRA SOOKOO

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When an impromptu kiss captures the imagination, either a spark will ignite or family interference will snuff the match.

Charlotte Darrington adores being adored by the men in her circle. She’s in London at the request of her mother, and though her parent wants her to find an eligible gentleman and start a family, Charlotte delays. In her heart of hearts, she wants a man who can hold his own and won’t be cowed.

Nathan Brigham, Marquess of Ravenhurst, is annoyed with the interfering redhead leading his nephew into the evergreen maze. When he would have delivered a dressing down, she stops his words with a kiss. No matter that he finds her attractive and a welcome distraction from his darkly brooding life, he refuses to succumb to Charlotte’s charms. Above everything, he won’t become the savage man his father was.

Once they return to London from a house party at his country estate, the two can’t avoid each other. Stolen kisses and heated glances in shadowy halls as well as a questionable visit to White’s draw them closer. He can’t forget the demons from his past while her persistence to hear a declaration begs the question: to bed or to wed?


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This was a wonderful read that embraced the historical lover in me brilliantly!


Once I started, I couldn’t put this down! The author has devised an intelligent story line that both infuriates and delights! Charlotte’s open mind and eagerness to grab life by the reins is refreshing. Her love of romantic novels and quest for true love sets her apart from society during the Regency.


Nathan’s wrathful reputation precedes him everywhere he goes, but he abhors his behavior and seeks refuge in the country often. His hermit-like tendencies do little to keep his secrets safe, though. The ruthless gossipers have already claimed him a merciless man with a powerful temper. After meeting Charlotte, however, he comes out of his shell, and tames the beast inside of him just to be close to her. I felt for this man as he fought his insecurities, and a malicious sister whose sole purpose was to gain a title.


The author does an excellent job of portraying this time in history beautifully. The arts, musicales, gambling, and drinking were placed in a believable manner. The characters were cleverly unorthodox, and the villains were made to hate! The hero and heroine are strong, stubborn, and easy to fall in love with. With a wonderful ending, I recommend this novel for anyone that loves historical romance!

 

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/To-Bed-Wed-Darrington-family-ebook/dp/B00J24F9LU/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_tnr_2

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Barnes and Noble:

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Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/415829

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Sandra is a writer of romantic fiction. Her portfolio includes historical, contemporary, sci-fi, and paranormal romances in full-length books as well as shorts and novellas. No matter if the heat level is spicy or sweet, she loves to blend genres and oftentimes will add humor to the mix.

When not immersed in creating new worlds and engaging characters, Sandra likes to read, bake, taste new teas, watch The Big Bang Theory, and Psych as well as Finding Bigfoot and travel. Her favorite place to spend vacation hours is Walt Disney World: it’s where dreams come true and the soul can play. When she’s not writing, she’s keeping things interesting at her Believing is Seeing blog or spending time with her husband, who patiently answers questions she has about men, sci-fi-related subjects, and the odd “what if”.

Sandra loves to hear from her readers. You can write to her at sandrasookoo@yahoo.com, visit her website at http://www.sandrasookoo.com, or look her up on Facebook and Twitter. All links are provided on the front page of her website.

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BLOG TOUR STOP! THE PENDULUM FILES (@GHBTours)

The Pendulum Files
Black Swamp Mysteries # 5 (Can be read out of order)
By- P.M. Terrell
Genre-  Romantic Suspense
Publication Date- March 17th, 2014 
 
Irishman and CIA operative Dylan Maguire joins psychic spy Vicki Boyd for another harrowing adventure, this time on the high seas. Merchant ships en route from China to the United States are being bombed, plunging America into critical shortages. It’s Dylan’s and Vicki’s jobs to find out who is bombing them and why. Their mission takes them into Black Sites, covert activities and international politics. And while the romantic side of Dylan ramps up his relationship with Vicki, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a hired assassin, which not only places their lives in danger but also that of their unborn child.
 
    
 

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BLOG TOUR STOP! DAISY DOES IT ALL BY KYLIE GILMORE (@TastyBookTours)

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Blurb

Reality is overrated…

Exhausted single mom Daisy Garner is shocked when her blog about life with Darling Husband and Baby Delight in their charming Victorian home brings a national talk show to her door.

Amazing! Except she made the whole thing up.

Panic! Now she needs to borrow a Victorian house and find a man to play her fake husband on TV.

Travis O’Hare steps up for the role, as long as she’ll marry him for real. He wants their son to have the stable home life Travis never had.

But before the wedding can happen, Travis and Daisy have to get through the interview with a ratings hungry host and a slick producer with ties to Daisy’s troubled past. When a winter storm traps them all, it begs the question: can two people pretending at love finally discover the real thing?

 

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Kylie Gilmore was lucky enough to discover romance novels at a young age as they were strewn all over the house (thanks, Mom!). She writes quirky, tender romance with a solid dose of humor. Her first book in the Clover Park series, The Opposite of Wild, will launch in January 2014 featuring the oldest of three brothers and his lady love. The next two books in the series give each brother his dream girl (eventually).

Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she’s not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.

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BLOG TOUR STOP! EMBRACING DEATH BY D.T. DYLLIN (@GHBTours)

 

Embracing Death
The Death Trilogy #2
By- D.T. Dyllin
Genre- Erotic Paranormal Romance

 

Samantha’s memories have returned to her. But instead of bringing her peace, they’ve brought her only more turmoil. She now recalls the dark addiction to feeling other people’s deaths, and every day is a struggle to control her urges.

 

At least she has Austin to help her…or does she?


Even with her memories, Samantha doesn’t know the truth of her past. And her secrets may prove detrimental to everyone she loves. Can she unravel the mystery of who’s been pulling her strings before it’s too late? Or will Austin be the one to suffer from her mistakes?


  

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BLOG TOUR STOP! CHRONICLES OF THE SECRET PRINCE BY M.J. BELL

Before the Full Moon Rises
Chronicles of the Secret Prince Book # 1
By- M.J. Bell  
 
Deston Lespérance grew up believing faeries and monsters are just stories told to children at bedtime. However, when his mother mysteriously vanishes and he stumbles into the mystical realm of Tir na-nÓg, he discovers the shocking truth that these beings are not only real, they hold the key to his future. With a new friend, Margaux, and Excalibur’s twin brother sword, Caluvier, at his side, Deston races against time to find his mother and the Light Crystal before the full moon rises on the autumnal equinox. The odds are stacked against them and the obstacles they run into push the limit of what two teenagers can handle: an attack by gremlin-like creatures; captured by 6 foot tall vampire bats; hunted by a giant wolf, and almost lost forever in the mist of Avalon. Yet Deston doesn’t give up, for he vowed to do whatever it takes to get his mother back—even if that means fighting the devil himself. The thing is … when he made that pledge he had no idea how close he would have to come to doing just that!
 
 
  

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BLOG TOUR STOP! UNCOVERING YOU BY SCARLETT EDWARDS (@GHBTours)

Uncovering You
Series- Book # 1
By- Scarlett Edwards
Expected Publication Date- March 27, 2014
Genre- Dark Romance  
 
When I wake up in a dark, unfamiliar room, I have no idea what’s waiting for me in the shadows. My imagination conjures up demons of the worst kind. 
 
Reality is much worse: 
 
A collar with no leash. A prison with no walls. And a life stripped of meaning. 
 
I am presented with a vile contract and asked to sign. It outlines the terms of my servitude. The only information I have about my captor are the two small letters inked at the bottom:  
 
J.S.  
 
Armed with only my memories, I must do everything I can to avoid becoming ensnared in his twisted mind games. But in the end, it all comes down to one choice:
 
Resist and die.
 
Or submit, and sign my life away

And now an Excerpt from ‘Uncovering You’ 

 
“Lilly.”
 
Oh God. It’s him. There’s no mistaking that rich, masculine treble.
 
What’s he doing down here?
 
“M-Mr. Stonehart,” I stutter, turning. I curse my inability to hide my surprise. He totally caught me off-guard. I have to look up to meet his eyes. Then up some more.
 
The face that I find is so striking it should belong to a Greek god.
 
He’s younger than I expected. Late thirties, maybe early forties.
 
That means he started his company when he was younger than me!
 
Dark scruff lines his angular cheeks. His jet-black hair is styled in long, natural waves. My fingers itch to run through it.
 
Totally inappropriate.
 
He has a prominent nose that might be too big on a less imposing man, but on him, it’s perfect.
In short, he’s a package of the purest masculinity I’ve ever seen.
 
And then there are his eyes. Oh my God. His eyes. They pierce into me like honing missiles. They are the deepest black I have ever seen. They would be frightening if they weren’t so beautiful. When the light reflects a certain way, you catch a glimpse of the purple underneath.
 
They are like midnight sapphires. His eyes reveal a cunning intellect. Those eyes do not miss a thing.
Add all that to his towering height, his wide shoulders, his confident-yet-at-ease posture… and Stonehart cuts an intimidating figure.
 
My gaze darts to his left hand before I can stop it. No ring. He’s unmarried.
 
He looks down at me, expectantly. His eyes narrow ever so slightly, and I feel like I’m being dissected, measured up, and tucked away in some small corner of his brain. I imagine this is what a gemstone feels like under the magnifying class of the most critical appraiser.
 
Stonehart clears his throat. I come to with a start, realizing I haven’t said anything in ages. I open my mouth, but the capacity for speech seems like a foreign concept to my brain. “I—”
 
Somebody bumps into me from behind. I stagger forward. I’m not used to these shoes, so my heel steps the wrong way. My ankle twists under me, and I start to fall.
 
I don’t fall far. The hand still on my elbow tightens, and Stonehart pulls me into him.
 
I plaster myself onto the solid steel wall the man has for a body. I catch a scent of his cologne. It’s a deep, musky smell with a hint of charred spruce that is all male. It scrambles my thoughts even more.
 
“Sorry!” a rushed voice calls out. From the corner of my eye, I see the postman giving a hurried, apologetic wave.
 
Although the sequence lasts less than a second, it feels like an eternity. Pressed up against him like that, I don’t want to move. I know that I couldn’t have made a worse first impression.
 
Stonehart eases me off him with a firm yet gentle grip. Our eyes meet. I flush the most vibrant red. His fingers graze my forehead as he brushes a lock of hair out of my face.
 
Any tenderness I may have imagined vanishes when Stonehart takes out his cell. He long dials a key and growls an order. “Steven. See the delivery boy leaving right now? Have his building pass revoked.”
 
I gape. Stonehart keeps speaking. “Wait. I thought of one better. Bar his company from accessing the building.” There’s a pause. “For how long? Indefinitely. FedEx can talk to me when they have an improved employee selection program in place.”
 
The phone call gives me just enough time to compose myself. My heart’s still beating out of my chest. But nobody has to know that.
 
I speak without thinking. “You’re going to restrict the entire company from serving this building because of that?”
 
Stonehart humors me with an answer. “A company’s employees are its most important asset. Their behavior reflects the organization as a whole. If FedEx decided that clown is good enough for them, it tells me they’re sloppy. I do not do business with sloppy organizations.”
 
“What about the other tenants in the building?” I ask. “Won’t that piss them off?”
 
When I hear myself and realize how improper my question is, my cheeks flame red again.
 
Stonehart’s eyes darken, as if he cannot believe I asked that question. I open my mouth to apologize for my imprudence, hating the way my professional skills have evaporated into thin air. I’m cut off by a short, barked laugh.
 
“Miss Ryder.” He sounds amused. “I believe that is the most direct and honest question anybody has dared ask me in weeks.” He takes my elbow again and leads me to the elevators. I have to take two quick steps to match one of his long strides.
 
“Yes,” he continues. “They will be ‘pissed off.’ But the perk of owning a building—” he hits the elevator call button, “—is that you get to make executive decisions.” He gives me an unreadable glance as the doors open. “That is, at the risk of being questioned by inexperienced interns.”
 
If that isn’t a loaded remark, I don’t know what is. I flush scarlet red for the third time since I’ve met him. I’ve never had a man throw me so off balance.
 
The elevator is packed, for which I’m infinitely thankful. The trip up will give me some time to properly compose myself.
 
Gratitude turns to panic when the crowd files out, meek as mice, when Stonehart steps in. None of the people waiting in the lobby follow us.
 
The doors close. I’m alone in here with him. My heart’s beating as fast as a hummingbird’s wings.
He catches me staring. “Impressed?” he asks.
 
“They know you,” I manage.
 
His dark eyes flash with amusement. “Astute.”
 
About  the Author-
I’m Scarlett Edwards. I wrote my first book as a college sophomore. After six months of edits, it made its debut as Yours to Savor.

 

That was at the start of 2013. I’ve written more books since then. You can find them all here.

 

It’s funny how quickly life changes. I used to think I’d need a degree to get a “Real Job.” Then I wrote a few books, they got somewhat popular, and now I’m living the life as a full-time romance author.


Thanks to all my readers for making my dreams come true!


 



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BLOG TOUR STOP! SUMMONED BY RAINY KAYE (@GHBTours)

Summoned
By- Rainy Kaye
Publication Date- March 28th, 2014
Genre-New Adult Paranormal


Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.
Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can’t tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn’t the type to tolerate secrets.
Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl’s ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.
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BLOG TOUR STOP! LOVE LIKE THE MOVIES BY VICTORIA VAN TIEM

Love Like the Movies 7Blurb

A contemporary romantic comedy from Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Star by Victoria Van Tiem.

In this irresistible romantic romp, movie fanatic, Kensington Shaw is thrown into love—Hollywood-style–when her gorgeous ex presents a big screen challenge to win back her heart. What girl wouldn’t want to experience the Pretty Woman shopping scene? It’s number two on the list. Or, try the lift from Dirty Dancing? It’s number five. One list, ten romantic movie moments, and a handful of shenanigans later, Kenzi has to wonder…should she marry the man her family loves, or risk everything for a love like the movies?

Review1This book made my got to have list.  I am a HUGE fan of romantic comedies and this book was a fun read.  Kenzi has the luck that I have been running into lately.  When it seems like everyone’s life is aces and you are stuck holding the joker.  Just when she thinks it is her turn in the spotlight and to announce her engagement to the most boring man on the planet, her parade is rained on.

I love the way her ex popped back into her life.  Sometimes what you think is over, is really just an intermission.  Shane is the man she was always meant to be with and the way he wins her back is enough to make you go all girly!  This book has 10 of my all time favorite movies mentioned and a HEA to boot. 

What more could you want to read and enjoy?  Comment and let me know if you enjoyed it as much as I did!

 

 

 

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 Author repped by Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency.  An artist, black belt, mom of two, wife of one, and resident caretaker of the family zoo—including her beloved, pot-bellied pig, Pobby. When she’s not writing, she indulges in her two favorite pastimes: a good book and a romantic movie.

Her latest book is the contemporary romance/chick lit, Love Like the Movies.

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BLOG TOUR STOP! THROUGH THE ORACLE’S MIST BY AEDAN BYRNES (@GHBTours)

Through The Oracle’s Mist
Series- Vengelys Series #1
By- Aedan Byrnes
Genre-Historical Paranormal Romance
Published By- Drake Valley Press USA  
 
In the blackest night, with the moon and stars to guide him, she would always be there waiting…
Cyrenna thought she died the day she watched Tynan and his brothers jump through the banishment portal in an act of solidarity with Rigor. Little did she know, it would be the first of many deaths she would experience in her quest to claim his heart. She would surrender not only her immortal soul, but a mortal one repeatedly. Through a deal with the great Oracle, she has multiple mortal lifetimes to change the direction of her future and have a chance with Tynan.
Her journey spans the ages from the GenPei War in Japan and the Silk Road west, to Cromwell, the Three Kingdoms and modern times, bringing her one step closer to forever until she makes a misstep. Then, the burden falls to Tynan. The only thing that is absolute is her fervent hope that he will come, but there’s one big problem.
Through it all, he doesn’t so much as know her name.
 
  
 

 

And here is an excerpt from ‘Through the Oracle’s Mist’

We landed on a hard stretch of land with a thump, a squish, a crack, a growl, and a hard exhale. Most of that I think was Dom who landed first and under the rest of us, but I’m sure we each contributed. He’s not a half bad cushion. True to our training we landed and rolled, jumping up into fighting form immediately. With no one else around, we launched on one another. The snarling and the sounds of punches landing echoed back to us, bouncing off the walls that encircled us that we had yet to notice. We were warriors born, bred and trained. We were also brothers, so the fighting went on until fewer of us could stand than not. Though most of us were down, physically drained from the exchanges, our mouths were still in prime fighting form and the verbal bickering and bashing continued long after the beat downs had stopped.

Ass, true to his nature, started in on Rigor with a relentless verbal assault blaming him for everything and anything that came to mind. Probably, a few that didn’t. Rigor, unlike himself, seemed to take it all and not say much. He was as aware as the rest of us that our current situation was largely his fault. Only when Ass stopped to take a breath did Rigor interject.

“You know, you didn’t have to come.”

“As if I had a fucking choice ya big blow hard. ‘Remember the pact, remember the pact…’ you were like a damn Edrin bird anytime we came to high house. ‘Remember the pact and Kyrna don’t shift.’”

Lone, Dom and I looked at each other. I could tell we were all thinking Ass had done a fair impression, though of Rigor or the Edrin we weren’t going to offer opinion. Deno was notoriously quiet. Killer was too. Looking at him, he was fighting his own battle half in and half out of a shift. Good thing to know that we hadn’t lost that ability on our way here. Where here was remained a mystery.

Only after we had wound out of our want to continue the bashing did the situation really sink in. Sitting amongst my brothers in a place that I had yet to notice, I was overcome with the foreign sense of being lost.

I had seen her. The one match to my immortal soul had been revealed and there was nothing I could do about it. I wonder what she is. She was obviously not like my brothers and I. I wonder if, like me, she saw my other form and knew in that moment she had gained and lost it all by my choice without her getting so much as a vote. Her tear had tracked from luminous, but frightened eyes so wide I think I could have seen the flecks in the amber if I’d had a moment longer to look. Her voice was a symphony in the only word she uttered, ‘No.’

I found myself imagining all that might have been, now that it would never be, and for a moment, second guessing my allegiance to my brothers. If I had known the cost first, would I have jumped? Of course I would have.


About the Author-

There is no simple description for Aedan Byrnes. Obsessive, dreamer, reclusive, compulsive, outdoorsman and wordsmith would be among the list if one were started. The displaced Gael lives in the upper Midwest with family between jaunts wherever the road takes him. A frequent traveler, he is as likely to be found rock climbing or spelunking as sitting fireside dreaming or aimlessly floating away.

A lifelong lover of words and writing, he claims a diverse reading appetite and his writing reflects the myriad influences. A self-proclaimed ‘reader’s writer’, he looks for the emotional and the sensory in word combinations, not just the visceral comprehension of phrases in the stories he crafts and his love of all things literary shines through.

 

 
  

 

BLOG TOUR STOP! DECEITFUL TRUTHS BY MAGGIE THOM

Deceitful Truths
Caspian Winery Series #2
By- Maggie Thom
Publication Date- March 12th, 2014  
 
He created a legacy that no one could imagine…
Tarin has lost a week of her life. She doesn’t know what happened but not long after she returns to work she is suspended from her job. Confused and pregnant, she quits and agrees to marry Stephen, only to be thrown into a whole new nightmare. Desperate, she grabs her son and moves across the country to get away from her abusive husband and to avoid her unforgiving father. Thrilled at getting the job at Knights Associates, where she’ll help them solve cyber crimes but also be able to use their connections and resources to find her own answers. Who stole a week of her life? And will they return to steal the secret she is now protecting?
Graham and his partner Guy, can’t keep up with the demand. They are being flooded with requests at Knights Associates, where they offer a combined service of private investigator and that of solving cyber crimes. It appears that someone wants to get their attention as not only have they been hacked but Guy’s family business, Caspian Winery, seems to be under attack as well. Hiring an assistant seems to be the answer but when Graham discovers she’s been accessing their high-security accounts, he realizes the cause of their predicament might be closer then he thought. Is there new assistant behind the problems they’re having? If she’s so innocent why does someone want to abduct her?
Tarin and Graham discover that although they don’t trust each other, they are forced to work together to solve several seemingly unrelated crimes that may lead to one disastrous conclusion. Can they figure it all out before Tarin’s nightmare plays out? An eighty year old woman pays with her life? Or before Tarin learns a truth that may seal her fate and be the one secret that will keep her and Graham apart as neither one of them may be able to forgive or forget…
(Standalone but is a Sequel/Companion Novel to Captured Lies)
 
   
   
 

 

This was fun to choose who the dream cast would be for Deceitful Truths but it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. The people I finally came up with who I think would play the roles really well are:


Tarin Roth - Deceitful Truths is really her story, her journey through something horrible to discover the truth and to save her son.

 

Natalie Portman would be really good for the role of Tarin. Not only is Natalie beautiful and a good actress but she has the look and the qualities that would fit this character. Tarin was raised in a wealthy home by a strict father, so there were high expectations for how she’d show up and how she’d act. She is always dressed in the nicest clothes, perfectly put together she almost seems snobbish, self-centered but there is an inner strength a need to search for who she is and who’s been messing up her life. I think Natalie Portman would do the role justice.


Graham Knight is the other  main character. He finds himself caught in a web of lies and deceit, someone is not only screwing with his company but that of his business partner’s very wealthy grandmother. All his suspicions are pointing him in Tarin’s direction.

 

Ben Foster has the look I want for Graham. Graham is someone who is a bit of a nerd/geek but is also very fit and into being active. Ben did such a great job in the movie Lone Survivor and although this role is very different, I think he’d do it really well.



I wanted to include another character from the story.

Dorothea Lindell owns the family winery and has for about fifty years. She is feisty, takes no crap from anyone and has no problem speaking her mind. The latest incident with someone trying to destroy her winery though is testing her resolve and having her question if her supposed-to-be-dead brother is again trying to ruin her life and that of her family.


Betty White would be perfect for this role.
About The Author-
Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime,
twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first book Captured
Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages
Magazine. She is excited to publish her third novel, Deceitful Truths, March 2014. An avid
reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author
by making it happen. She is an avid nature lover and likes nothing better than taking a book,
hiking to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and reading. Married to her best friend, she is
learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years.
 
Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. “Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!” InDtale Magazine
 
     
 
 

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BLOG TOUR STOP! THE PENDULUM FILES BY P.M. TERRELL (@GHBTours)

The Pendulum Files
Black Swamp Mysteries # 5 (Can be read out of order)
By- P.M. Terrell
Genre-  Romantic Suspense
Publication Date- March 17th, 2014 
 
Irishman and CIA operative Dylan Maguire joins psychic spy Vicki Boyd for another harrowing adventure, this time on the high seas. Merchant ships en route from China to the United States are being bombed, plunging America into critical shortages. It’s Dylan’s and Vicki’s jobs to find out who is bombing them and why. Their mission takes them into Black Sites, covert activities and international politics. And while the romantic side of Dylan ramps up his relationship with Vicki, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a hired assassin, which not only places their lives in danger but also that of their unborn child.
 
    
 

 

Character Bio- Vicki Boyd


 
Vicki Boyd had a normal, happy childhood until the day her parents died in an airplane accident—one she saw weeks before it happened. Overnight, she and her three siblings—a younger sister and two younger brothers—were orphaned and placed into foster care. And overnight, she received national attention for her premonitions.
Not just the media and fascinated public were watching. The CIA was watching as well; specifically Sam Mazoli, the supervisor of an office working with psychic spies. For the first time, he had an opportunity to take a child and mold her into a psychic operative. So when Vicki arrived home from school one day, she found a strange man waiting for her; a man who had adopted her but brought her to an imposing, secure facility resembling an institution. During her teen years, she didn’t have school and girlfriends, proms and boyfriends, and her thoughts didn’t range from getting the keys to the car to hanging out at the mall.
Her teens and early twenties were spent learning how to be the best psychic spy the CIA had ever employed. With just a simple latitude and longitude, she could travel in her mind to any location on Earth, providing information to operatives on nuclear facilities, threats to governments, blueprints of enemy weapons—or anything the CIA wanted but couldn’t physically reach.

But when she is sent on a mission deep in the Amazon jungles and it results in the deaths of innocent children, she’s had enough. She quits the CIA and is determined to start life over in a small town helping an elderly lady who advertised for summer help. It’s her first chance on her own, but she isn’t alone for long… Between Irishman Dylan Maguire and the CIA, who refuse to let her go, she’s in for the ride of her life.


 
About the Author- 
p.m.terrell is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of more than 18 books, including Vicki’s Key, a 2012 International Book Awards and 2012 USA Best Book Awards finalist and River Passage, winner of the 2010 Best Drama Award. A full-time writer since 2002, p.m. previously founded and operated two computer companies with a specialty in computer crime and computer intelligence. Her clients included the CIA, United States Secret Service and the Department of Defense as well as local law enforcement agencies. Her expertise in computers and intelligence often finds its way into her books. She is also the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation and founder and chair of The Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair, which raises money to increase literacy rates. As a hobby, she raises freshwater angelfish – the same thing her characters do as their front for the CIA. For more information about p.m.terrell, visit www.pmterrell.com and for more information on the upcoming Writers Conference, visit www.bookemnc.org.
 
 
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RELEASE DAY BLITZ! THE BURNING STAR BY JESSIE LANE

Love fantasy? The paranormal? Romance? How about a twisty-turny story featuring two young women in the fight of their lives? Yes?! Then we have the book for you! Pick up Jessie Lane’s THE BURNING STAR, available today! Learn more about the book below and be sure to enter the author’s amazing giveaway while you’re at it!

Title: The Burning Star

Series: Star #1

Author: Jessie Lane

Re-Release Date: March 25, 2014

Original Publication: May 23, 2012

Links: Website | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page

Hosted by: Author’s Taproom

Blurb:

*This book is a re-release and revision from the original book. Please be aware that some things have been added, deleted or changed.*

Kay’s journey of a lifetime started in the woods outside of Asheville, North Carolina. It was there that the 17 year old met a beautiful man along with a monster. The chance encounter led her to an unbelievable world that shouldn’t exist; a place where myths and fairy tales were real, and in some cases, deadly. Kay knew she would have to brave this new world if she hoped to find a cure for her terminal cancer.
With a strange yet beautiful cast of characters that she would meet along the way, Kay uncovered truths that would change her life forever. However, before it was all over, it would become clear that Kay wasn’t the only one with problems.
Yet another 17 year old young woman was fighting for her freedom and her life.
Kira had lived in a magical world that Kay had only dreamt of. Despite this, her life had not been filled with many good things. As a matter of fact, she considered her empty, emotional solitude the only positive aspect of her life. She fought daily battles to escape abuse and torture.Trained to be an expert assassin, she was charged with kidnapping Kay and delivering her to Kira’s master, Lord Donovan.
As the two young women set forth in their journeys, their paths would cross in unimaginable ways. The only question that would remain was who would come out alive and whole in the end?

WARNING: This is a upper ya/young adult/new adult fictional story that includes some explicit language, graphic violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up.


THE BURNING STAR will be released at 99 cents, but that’s only for a limited time! Then it’ll go back to its regular $3.99!


I stood there frozen, knowing that I would probably die because of this wretched creature, when all of a sudden I saw the quick movement of an arm bringing down the point of the knife, slicing towards the large creature’s skull. The animal’s enraged screams ripped through the woods surrounding us.
My brain tried to analyze what was happening before me as I stood still as a statue and watched as the monster started to crumble away like something that had been burnt from the inside out and then fell apart.
This can’t be real.
I looked up from the ashes into the face of an angel.
He’s not an angel; he’s just a guy. Right?
He was staring at me as if he had just seen me sprout a second head. I was staring back at him like he was somehow related to those alien birds outside my window. My mouth flapped open to scream again, but before a sound could escape, the world faded to black, and I fainted.
At least I didn’t scream again.
When I opened my eyes, two ethereal blue eyes were staring back at me. My head was throbbing like a bass drum in a marching band, and it felt like my head might split in two from the pounding headache.
“Are you okay?” he asked me, his voice strong but sweet.
Before I could stop my mouth from saying anything ridiculous, I replied, “Are you an angel? Did I finally die and go to Heaven?”
He bellowed a laugh while I blushed a shade that was more than likely lobster red. I smacked myself in the forehead and tried to hide my face behind my hand. What a brilliant way to make a first impression on an extremely hot guy. That’s when it hit me.
The past few moments of events flooded my brain again and I started to panic.
“Wait a minute! What was that thing and how in the world did it just, just—”
“The dog? I had to cut it with my knife to scare it away. It wasn’t a mortal wound though. He took off through the woods to escape. Sorry if you’re one of those animal lovers, but I was afraid it might kill one of us.”
I shook my head to try to clear it. “No, no, no, no. That was no dog. Well, it was at first, but then it became something else. It was black and huge and had those red eyes…”
Before I finished my sentence, I looked up at him to see complete shock and amazement on his face. I had never seen anyone look so bewildered.
“Don’t look at me like that! I know what I saw! Now what was that thing and what happened to it? It didn’t run off; I saw you kill it. And I would point to the body to prove it, but it, well, it fell apart or something.”
In a split second, the shock had disappeared from his handsome face, replaced by something more masked and calculating. “I’m sorry, but you’re quite mistaken. I didn’t kill it. I only wounded it. And it was a dog. Are you sure you didn’t hit your head or something? I’m afraid you might be having some kind of hallucination.” Somehow, when he said it, it didn’t seem as scary or grotesque as it did when I played what I saw back in my head.

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Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase.
Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey!

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Release Day Blitz Giveaway: (USA Only Giveaway due to shipping!)
1 Signed Paperback of The Burning Star by Jessie Lane
3 Signed Paperbacks: Anew, Awry & Avow from Chelsea Fine
2 Signed Paperbacks: Madly & Wolfhardt (in one book), For the Love of a Vampire & SWAG (t-shirt, bracelet & bookmarks) From M. Leighton
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