Friday, September 4, 2015

Cover Reveal: Strung by Victoria Ashley

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COVER ARTIST: CT Cover Creations
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Madden Knox is tempting, talented and undeniably addictive to the last drop. He’s the Wild rush that I crave. The one night stand that all girls spend their nights fantasizing about. Dirty, hard, in charge and completely confident in all that he does. Especially with those fingers… He’s the last thing that I expect to find wandering around my brother’s beach house, naked, only wearing a guitar, but he’s the first thing that has ever had me craving for just one ‘anything goes’ night. Focus, Teegan. Just write your book. That was my plan. Leave my boring small town behind, bring my computer, clothes and whatever other crap I might need and find a little inspiration at my brother’s night club on the beach. A little inspiration is more than what I get slapped with. Talk about wanting to make love to a voice. I never knew exactly what that meant until I heard him playing at my brother’s club, but now just the thought of anything that has to do with that man’s tongue, leaves my whole body vibrating with a hunger that I’m not sure I can fight. Just one taste. One night. No strings. I’m a liar if I’d said I thought that would be possible. If I thought his guitar playing abilities were hot, seeing him in charge, demanding orders at Vortex, my brother’s club that Madden manages, has me completely coming undone and about ready to fall at his feet and obey. He’s a master at getting whatever he wants with little or no effort at all and I can’t help but to hope he wants me. Naughty, demanding, skilled and with a body that screams trouble with every rock hard muscle. He’s wrong in every way and… I’m completely fucking strung.


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Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion. She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorites shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter and True Blood. She is the author of Wake Up Call, This Regret, Slade, Hemy, Cale, and Get Off on the Pain. Victoria is currently working on more releases for 2015.

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Author Spotlight/Interview: Linda Oatman High


Author Bio.:

Linda Oatman High is the author of fifteen books for children and teens. In addition to writing for children, she is also a journalist and songwriter who has played in several bands. Ms. High lives in Narvon, Pennsylvania, with her family, which includes a golden retriever named Angel and a Bichon named Ozzy. 

Laura Francesca Filippucci was born in Milan, Italy, where she attended the Istituto Europeo di Design. She later specialized in children's-book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has worked for European and American magazines and publishers, including Sim

Author Links:   Website   |   Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Goodreads



Interview with Linda

What is your favorite writing snack?

Chocolate!

Are you a plotter or a pantser? 

Definitely a pantser. My characters are the ones who lead the story.

What are your must have writing accessories?  

A good cup of coffee beside me. (And a good night’s sleep behind me. And several uninterrupted hours before me.)

Do you have any advice for other writers? 

Never give up. Revise. Read. A lot. Get an MFA in Writing (preferably at Vermont College of Fine Arts)

If you could work with any author who would it be? 

Margaret Atwood (or John Updike, if dead people count)

If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be? 

Don’t Talk So Dumb (my dad’s favorite saying for me)

In 5 words tell us about your book December. 

A cautionary tale of bullying

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview?  

Hmmmm. “Do you wish you could fly?” Yes! Or better yet: “May I please give you a million dollars?”

What are you working on now? 

A new middle-grade novel for young readers

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 

Reading – and writing – can take you to places of which you’ve never dreamed.




Synopsis: 

Lake Millay has goals, hopes, and dreams...until she moves to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and becomes ensnared in a vortex of violence. 

Bullying and stalking become Lake’s life, and ultimately the destroyer of her dreams. A cautionary tale based on the true story of Laurie Show, murdered by three teens in 1991.

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Lisa's Review:  WOAH!! Shut the front door! This is a disturbingly, dark, awesome book. It's like the movie Thirteen on steroids with some horror added the the mix. 

My heart really went out to Lake. I felt terrible for her and what she had went through. It's really easy to get caught up with the wrong people just so you have someone. I was rooting for her to make the right choices before things went really downhill. 

Seth and Brit are both just psychologically messed up. Brit probably more so just because she had the ability to be manipulative. Whereas, Seth was just not a good guy and didn't try to hide it. 

Poor Holly. Such a wonderful person and to have went through what she did due to jealousy was sad. 

This book held me in my seat right from page 1. I couldn't read it fast enough. The characters were developed well. 

I could talk a lot about the mental health issues of these characters but I think that'd take away from figuring it all out on your own. 

Due to the Author's Dedication in the book, I was curious and had to google who Laurie Show was. It broke my heart reading what happened to that young girl. 

I recommend this book to those who like young adult psychological horror.


Giveaway!
-Paperback copy of December
-Open Internationally.

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Book Blitz: 52nd by Dela







52nd by Dela
Publication date: October 27th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Not one of the sacrifices chosen over the long history had survived–until now.

On the tip of the Yucatan peninsula, the immortal Castillo family gathers in Tulum. Weary and haunted, they receive the names of fifty-two human sacrifices chosen once every fifty-two years for the Underworld, a tradition thought to have disappeared with the fall of the Aztec and Mayan empires.

Driving home one night, college freshman Zara Moss swerves to avoid hitting a ghastly figure in the road. Lucas Castillo witnesses the car crash, but when it comes time to supervise her abduction from the wreckage, he intervenes. Something is different about Zara: Lucas has been having dreams of her arrival for five hundred years.

As Lucas and Zara come together to put an end to the bloody sacrifices, they discover that the ancient tradition isn’t so easily broken. The gods are angry, and they have until the Winter Solstice to drag Zara to the Underworld.

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Excerpt

      A mortal life was simple. Wake, eat, and dream. I had never cared about losing that cycle when I changed, but I did now. Watching Zara made me miss its simplicity. She was a pretty sleeper, and the desire for there to be an us worsened a deep-rooted fear. I could get lost in her, and I would lose sight of the consequence of what I was doing... and I, or she—or both of us—could get killed. I would have to break with tradition first, without any blood; otherwise I feared she would never forgive me for what I’d done to be free of it. War and killing came easy for me because of my past, not so much for her. She was too fragile, too clean to be involved in or even equipped with a way to cope with the ugliness. I had to protect her from that, or I fear the hurt would be unfixable.




AUTHOR BIO:

Dela is the debut author of THE 52ND saga, a multicultural paranormal for young adults. Before tracing the minds of Aztec gods, Dela worked as a paralegal and could be found snowboarding at Brianhead, Utah. She currently lives in Las Vegas with her husband, three kids, and two exceptionally fat Chihuahuas. Her website is www.delaauthor.com.

Author links:  Website   |   Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Goodreads










Giveaway!
-One (1) ebook copy of The 52nd.
-Open internationally.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Football in Books

With football season here I thought I would share with you some of my favorite football inspired books. 

However you must know this...

I'm not a fan of football. I was raised in a Bronco's only household. Both my parents are from Bronco Country so it was either be a Bronco's fan or not a football fan. I picked the second option.  Also only Bronco clothes are allowed in their home. I'm not joking. 

I then married a Raider fan. Who tried telling everyone I was also a Raider fan since I'm married to him. Um, nope! I hate the fact that when we're out doing things on a Sunday and the game is on we have to come home so he can watch his team. I don't understand why since they always lose. 

Then I gave birth to a Seahawks fan. That boy ran my dad into the ground trash talking when they beat the Bronco's in the Super Bowl. 

With so many die hard fans around you would think I would be all about it. Not so much. 

But let's get on with my list! 

 
 
 


In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

 
 
 
 



At age twenty, Molly Shakespeare knows a lot.

She knows Descartes and Kant.

She knows academia and Oxford.

She knows that the people who love you leave you.

She knows how to be alone. 

But when Molly leaves England's grey skies behind to start a new life at the University of Alabama, she finds that she has a lot to learn — she didn't know a summer could be so hot, she didn't know students could be so intimidating, and she certainly didn't know just how much the folks of Alabama love their football.

When a chance encounter with notorious star quarterback, Romeo Prince, leaves her unable to think of anything but his chocolate-brown eyes, dirty-blond hair and perfect physique, Molly soon realises that her quiet, solitary life is about to dramatically change forever...

Mature New Adult novel — contains adult content, highly sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up* 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 



To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

 
 
 
 
 



She’s always been one of the guys. 

Ainsley Martin grew up beating boys at sports, and resigned herself to the fate of always being a girl friend, and not a girlfriend. Transforming from a jock to a computer nerd didn’t help her win guys, but it did get her a job with the Corrigan & Co. Foundation. As the head of computers and technology for the foundation and its secret society, she normally works behind the scenes, overseeing the rescue of women and children. But this time, Jane Corrigan needs her to be on the front lines, and it may just be her undoing. Yes, she knows football, but she doesn’t know how to handle falling in love.

He’s never had trouble getting girls into his bed. 

Zack Taylor learned early on that women only wanted him for his fame. Going home with them has allowed him to take his own pleasure, while knowing his heart will never be involved. Until he mistakes a beautiful woman for a groupie and tells her to get on her knees. When she stands up to him, he knows that he has to have her. All of her. He pursues Ainsley, trying to show her he’s more than what she sees on the football field.

Someone’s trying to sabotage the Las Vegas Legions football team, and Ainsley and Zack may just become collateral damage if they’re not careful. Can they learn to trust each other or will the biggest SECRET of all destroy them both? 
 
 
 
 
 
 


The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love.

Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy right?

Too bad he’s committed to making her break every rule…

Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she's shut him down. Completely.

That is until a chance encounter leads to the hottest sex of their lives, along with the possibility of something great. Unfortunately, Anna wants it to remain a hook up. Now it’s up to Drew to tempt her with more: more sex, more satisfaction, more time with him. Until she’s truly hooked. It's a good thing Drew knows all about winning.

All’s fair in love and football…Game on.

New Adult/Contemporary Romance with a HEA - Recommended for readers 17 and older. 
 
 
 
 



Football pro Mick Riley is an all-star, both on the field and in the bedroom. But a sexy, determinedly single mom just might be the one to throw him off his game...

For years Mick has been taking full advantage of the life available to a pro athlete: fame, fortune, and a different girl in every city. But when he meets and beds confident, beautiful event planner Tara Lincoln, he wants much more than the typical one-night stand. Too bad Tara's not interested in getting to know football's most notorious playboy any better.

As the single mother of a teenage son, the last thing Tara needs is the jet-set lifestyle of Mick Riley; even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand was unforgettable. Tara's life is complicated enough without being thrust into the spotlight as Mick's latest girl du jour. Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn't intend to put herself out there again, especially with a heartbreaker like Mick.

But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind.





Release Day Blitz:Caustic by Morgan Black

 
 
 
     
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Skye Kellan is losing everything. She lost her sister, Leia, six years ago. She just lost her job after sleeping with an important client. And now she’s losing her grandfather, who is dying in a hospital back home. While on his deathbed, Skye’s grandfather makes one final request: track down Leia and bring her home. Ellis Waters knows Leia -- at least he did when they were both at Connecticut Psychiatric. But he’s better now, and he hasn’t heard from Skye’s lost sister since. When Skye pleads with him to help her find Leia, he begrudgingly agrees. But neither are prepared for the secrets they will uncover about Skye and Leia’s mysterious past – and the killer who wants them both dead. Sometimes secrets are better left buried.  





Want to read a prologue to Caustic? It is currently in ONE: A collection of eighteen brand new sexy one night stories.

 
 
Finding Skye by Morgan Black ~ Skye Kellan just wants a body to snuggle up against during the lonely nights that remind her of a dark past. One night with a potential client, is exactly the release she needs. No nightmares when you don't sleep, right?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Morgan Black
Morgan Black is a hair stylist by day and hottie writer by night. She walks her dogs in high heels and never leaves the house without red lipstick. She firmly believes in the power of Zen, and does Yoga freely in her backyard, in her favorite set of pumps. Morgan Black also writes hot vampire erom under M. Black.




Book Blitz: Impossible Choice by Sybil Bartel







Impossible Choice by Sybil Bartel
(Unchecked #2)
Published by: Carina Press
Publication date: August 31st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

Book two of Unchecked.

After her parents were murdered, Layna Blair spent three years on the run—until Marine Sergeant Blaze Johnson stepped in and saved her. With him, Layna knew safety for the first time…but two weeks after shipping out for another tour in Afghanistan, Blaze comes home early.

When Layna sees the jagged wounds covering his body, every truth she thought she knew is destroyed. Blaze is distant and angry and though her heart is shattered, Layna desperately tries to keep their relationship together in the face of another tragedy. When the tenuous bonds holding them together are ripped apart by a revenge-hungry maniac, Layna must trust her survival instinct and bury her past for good.

But the enemy is two steps ahead, and before she can take action, Layna’s hand is forced by his deadly demands—save herself or save the man who risked his life for her freedom. Blaze saved her once. This time it’s her turn to protect him.

91,000 words
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AUTHOR BIO:

I grew up in Northern California with my head in a book and my feet in the sand. I dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew me into the world of storytelling. I love the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes me swoon.

I now live in Southern Florida and while I don’t get to read as much as I like, I still bury my toes in the sand. If I’m not writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in my backyard, you can find me spending time with my handsomely tattooed husband, my brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…
But Seriously?
Here are ten things you probably really want to know about me.
I grew up a faculty brat. I can swear like a sailor. I love men in uniform. I hate being told what to do. I can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks me out. My favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—I can’t decide. I have a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on me for driving directions, ever. And I have a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell my husband.

Author Links:   Website   |   Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Goodreads



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-One (1) ebook copy of Impossible Promise (book 1). 
-Open internationally.



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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Review: Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven


How do you fix a love that’s been broken beyond repair?

For years, Cassie Taylor tried to forget about Ethan Holt. He was the one great love of her life, and when he failed to return her love, a part of her died forever. Or so she thought. Now she and Ethan are sharing a Broadway stage, and he’s determined to win her back. Claiming to be a changed man, he’s finally able to say all the things she needed to hear years ago, but can she believe him? What makes this time different from all his other broken promises?

Ethan knows he can’t change their tumultuous past, but if he’s going to have any chance of being with the woman he loves, he’ll need to convince Cassie that her future belongs with him. 

Don’t miss this stunning conclusion to the unforgettable love story that captivated over two million fans online.


Sarah's Review: 
I was really nervous about starting this just because the way things ended in Bad Romeo. I love Cassie and Ethan's chemistry when it's a good time in their relationship. I was worried about how they were when it was bad. It was like a viscous cycle they were going around and around in. So my anxiety was at a high while reading this just because I was waiting for Ethan to mess up again and I was worried what that was going to do to Cassie for the third time. I'm glad she didn't let him in right away, I like how she kept him at arms length protecting herself. Most characters would have just jumped into bed together again. But I really like how they were working on their relationship and trying to just be around each other. 

I love how the book ended and where Ethan and Cassie ended up. I wish Ruby would have been in it more in the present day part. Maybe we can get a novella of how she fell in love with her Australian? ��