Saturday, October 25, 2014

Book Blitz: Seductive Supernaturals Boxed Set






Seductive Supernaturals Boxed Set 
Publication date: October 20th 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Synopsis:

Bad boys, tortured alpha heroes, and kick-ass heroines all come together in 12 steamy full-length paranormal romance novels and novellas from NY Times, USA Today, and national bestselling authors! Whether you’re looking for tantalizing dark tales or the humorous side of the supernatural, you’ll get werewolves, vampires, fallen angels, monster hunters, and ghosts—every one of them a hot temptation you won’t be able to resist…

DIABLO SPRINGS by Erin Quinn: Gracie Beck vowed that she would never to return to Diablo Springs, but the haunted town lures her back—along with the man who betrayed her years ago. Reilly broke her heart with his lies. Now, he wants a second chance to win her, but can they survive the ghosts of Diablo Springs?

VAMPIRE REBORN by Caridad Pineiro: Would you be reborn for love? Ryder Latimer, sexy Southern vampire, will have to make one of the most difficult choices in his undead life: Become human again or protect his new wife and child.

SHADOW FALL by Erin Kellison: Just discovering her magic, ballerina Annabella Ames didn’t mean to summon a dark wolf from Twilight, nor the tempting fallen angel Custo Santovari, who has no place in Heaven. The cunning wolf stalks them relentlessly, and danger seduces as they fight for redemption and love.

NIGHT ANGEL by Lisa Kessler: When Colin Flynn returns home to Ireland, the immortal Night Walker’s flesh has healed, but the scars hide a broken spirit. Juliana Duffy plays piano in spite of her deafness, challenging him to redefine himself and find the strength to battle an ancient enemy.

SHADOWS TILL SUNRISE by Chris Marie Green: Two monster hunters fighting a star-crossed attraction and one bloodthirsty phantom leaving a trail of death… Can love survive till the sun rises?

A SHADOW AT TWILIGHT by Mary Leo: They say Hotel Colorado is haunted, but when Dillon Spencer appears in his hotel room to find Hilly Thompson, his assistant, soaking in the tub, he begins to question whether or not he’s alive, dead, or caught in another dimension.

MORE THAN FIENDS by Maureen Child: At 32, Cassidy Burke discovers she’s a legendary Demon Duster. But she’s got bigger problems than some pesky demons. Like, Logan Miller–first love, baby daddy to her genius daughter is back. Then there’s Devlin Cole, a walking orgasm with too many secrets. Cassidy’s life is out of control and about to get way too interesting.

IMMORTAL POSSESSION by Cassi Carver: When Dr. Evelyn Vale is paired with Immortal Bounty’s sexy commander to go undercover and infiltrate a supernatural body-trafficking ring, she’s eager to get to work. Until she learns the catch… To crack this case, he’ll need to possess her body.

FOREVER ROSE by Janet Wellington: Tarot cards predict a dangerous journey for Taylor Rose, but she doesn’t expect to travel back to 1888 San Diego. What the cards didn’t predict was falling for a man bent on revenge, a helpful ghost, and spooky séances. Is she there to prevent a murder or to find love?

WELCOME HOME, VAMPIRE by Theresa Meyers: Corporal Cole Wagner lost his humanity in war – literally. Turned into a vampire by the military’s Vector Force, he’s the ultimate weapon, but when he returns home to set the past right, will the enemy stop at nothing to get him, including threatening the life of the woman he loved, and lost, before?

VAMPIRE MAGIC (Blood Genie, books 1 and 2) by Sheri Whitefeather: Two tenderly romantic, wildly erotic stories featuring supernatural hybrids (vampires/genies) who grant wishes for the exchange of blood.

WILD NIGHTS WITH A LONE WOLF by Elisabeth Staab: A mandatory vacation lands Agent Sherri Walker in bed with a local werewolf. Asher Hughes walked away from his outlaw pack but couldn’t ditch the bad blood. Together they’ll have to pull off one hell of an act to get out of treacherous territory alive.

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Excerpt From Night Angel 

A single glass remained on the table. Colin approached, careful not to touch it. If the police were going to be involved, he didn’t want his fingerprints on the glass. He leaned down, closing his eyes as he inhaled slowly. The rich scent of the stout assaulted his preternatural senses. 

Patiently, he took one more breath.

And caught the salty smell of the ocean and fainter still, blood.

He straightened, his pulse racing. If he had dealt with the water horse already, none of this would’ve happened. This was his responsibility. He rotated his left shoulder. Doubt lingered at the edge of his consciousness, taunting him.

Colin spun around, his eyes meeting Juliana’s. “Call the police. They can dust the glass for fingerprints and check the liquid for drugs.”

She frowned. You think he drugged her and carried her out?

The sick bastard wouldn’t need drugs. The hypnotic tone of his voice would be enough to lure Muriel out of her pub without locking up. But he couldn’t tell Juliana that.

Colin shrugged. “It is worth checking.” He stepped close to Bartley, keeping his face turned away from Juliana. “Stay with her and keep her safe. I need to hunt.”

Bartley leaned in closer. “Is it…?”

Colin nodded and focused on Darby again. “I’m afraid we need to close the pub early tonight.”

Darby grabbed his hat from the stool next to him and stood up. “Understood. If there’s anythin’ I can do to help…”

“We’ll let you know. The police might want the guy’s description again.”

Juliana approached, words already written on her notepad. Thanks for watching the till, Darby. When Muriel gets back, she owes you a drink.

He chuckled and swiped the air with his hand. “No bother.” He gave Juliana a gentle hug. “They’ll find your cousin.”

Colin waited for her eyes to meet his before he spoke again. “I am going to check the other pubs to find out if anyone has seen her. Bartley will stay with you and wait for the police.” He glanced at Claire. “Can I walk you to your car?”

Claire gave him a knowing look. Her go-get-’em look. “Yes, thank ye.”

He tipped his head. As she came around the bar, he turned his attention back to Juliana. Her determined stance reassured him. She was a fighter, heart and soul. He didn’t need to peer into her mind to see it. “I’ll meet up with you before sunrise.”

He stepped closer to her, the floral scent of her skin enticing him. She tipped her chin up, staring into his eyes, as his finger tenderly traced her jawline. He had to touch her soft, warm skin. This woman had been through enough already. Losing her cousin would surely break her. He needed to protect his territory, but now it was personal. He had to protect Juliana. And right now, that meant finding Muriel. He could not fail.

Leaning closer, he whispered, “Please be safe.”

Her lips parted, tempting him to bridge the distance between them. Before he could act, she rose on her toes and her lips tenderly brushed his, setting fire to his ancient soul. She lowered, breaking the kiss, her lashes fluttering up as she stared at him.

Her rose-colored lips mouthed the words Thank you. Finally she slid her notepad off the bar. See that you come back soon.

The corner of his mouth tugged into a lopsided smile, forgetting any previous hesitation about confronting Benedict. He lifted her hand to his lips, pressing a kiss to her fingers. “Be careful.”



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Author Spotlight/Interview: Karri Thompson



I'm a music freak and a writing fanatic. My favorite bands are Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Pearl Jam, Nickelback, Slipknot, and Soundgarden - basically any edgy, hot alternative rock -- but I sometimes listen to pop and country music, too.
 
Some of the authors who hold a special place in my heart are Charles Dickens, J.R.R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowlings, Billie Letts, John Steinbeck, and Earnest Hemmingway.
 
I grew up in San Diego County and attended San Diego State University, earning a bachelor's degree in English, a master's degree in education, and my teaching credential. I'm a high-school English teacher in the East County of San Diego where I also live with my husband, John, our son, and two dogs. Earning a Ph.D. in English and teaching at the college level are on my bucket list.

Being a lover of Victorian literature, my favorite author is Charles Dickens although I haven't quite finished reading all of his books. Someday I'll finally finish David Copperfield - I promise. If you're one of my students, you're either laughing or shaking your head at this.

In my free time, I like to jog, ski, and travel. After a recent trip with my family to Germany, I have plans for a new YA romance, and I'm hoping our upcoming 2014 trip to Ireland will also inspire another romance novel.

I lead a very busy life, but when I'm not teaching, grading papers, or attending my son's football games and tennis matches, I find time to write novels, my greatest passion.
 
 
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Book 1 of The Van Winkle Project
 
I was born more than a thousand years ago.

Put into a cryogenic tube at age seventeen, forgotten during a holocaust that decimated the world, I've finally been awakened to a more serene and peaceful future.

But things at the hospital are new and strange. And it’s starting to scare me.




Sarah's Review: I just can't express how this book made me feel. It's one of the best books I've read all year. I loved it so much that I had a dream about it the next night after I finished it.  I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.  I loved all the twist and turns this book threw at you. Which was amazing so I had no idea where this book was going to go. I wish the second book was out already so I could have continued on with the story.





Interview with Karri Thompson




What's your favorite thing about being a writer?
My favorite thing about being a writer is meeting people who have read my books. When someone tells me that they loved one of my novels, it makes my day – actually it makes my week! I write because I want to share the stories in my head, and in doing so, write novels that are entertaining and compelling, and make the readers think about them long after they’ve read the last pagesIf my books leave smiles on my readers faces, I’m happy.
 
What inspired you to write Mirror X?
This is a hard question to answer without giving a plot twist away. Lol. There are actually two reasons: I’ve always been fascinated by cryogenics and the possibility of being frozen and awakened in the future, so this is what happens to my main character. In addition, there are people who’ve lived before I was even born, and I wish I could have always met them. Well, this happens in MIRROR X. You’ll know what I’m talking about if you read my book.

When is the second book due out?
My publisher hasn’t given me a release date for book 2 yet. My editor still has it, and I haven’t received the first round of edits. Once the first pass of edits is complete, my publisher should have a better sense of when it should be available. I think their goal is to have about six to eight months between books. I’m currently working on book 3. I plan to have it finished and to my editor by the end of November. I’m hoping book 2 will find a release date in February. Fingers are crossed!

Do you have a title for that book yet?
The working title for book 2 is ASCENDENCY, which mean the state of being the governing or controllinginfluence; domination.” In MIRROR X, Michael brings a 31st-century board game to Cassie’s room after she’s been awakened. The game is similar to Monopoly, and it’s called ASCENDENCY. In book 2, Cassie is playing a real game of ASCENDENCY, so I thought the title was perfect. My publisher has the last say though, so I have no idea if that name with stick.
 

Are any characters named after anyone in your real life?
I actually try not to name any of my characters afteranyone I know, although I do like the names to hold some significance. I’ve always loved the name, Cassie, so giving that name to my main character was a no-brainer. I wanted her love interest to be a hot, all-American-boy, so I thought the name Michael worked well for him. Now, when it came to Travel and his brother Trail, I put a lot of thought into those names. The symbolism behind them doesn’t come out until book 2, so I can’t explain why right now, or I’d spoil the book. But in book 2, the meaning behind those names comes full circle.

What book are you currently reading?
I just finished HER HOT NUMBER by Talia Hunter. It’s a category romance, which is totally out of my genre, but I’m planning to write some category YA sci-fi for Entangled Teen, so I want to get a feel for this type of romance. Her book was awesome, but I wouldn’t recommend it for teens and below. The heat level was way too high. 

If you could have lunch with any author, past or present, who would it be?
Oh, that’s an easy one – William Shakespeare! Can you imagine how cool that would be? I’d have so many questions for him, and I’d find out if he actually looked like the portraits that are supposedly of him. When I was in England in April, I went to Stratford, his home town. I did all of the touristy stuff like touring his wife’s family house and the church where he was buried. It was surreal.
 
 
Can you share with us what you're currently working on?
I’m working on book 3 of the MIRROR X trilogy. The working title is TASMA. If you read MIRROR X, you’ll know why. I’m only about 5,000 words in, so I have a long way to go. But so far, I love how it’s turning out. I also just finished a contemporary YA called ASHES ON THE RHINE. This book means so much to me because it is partly based on my experience in Germany three years ago. I actually broke into tears when I wrote the ending. My agent has it right now. I just hope she loves it and can sell it to a publisher. 

Is there anything else we should know about you?
I’m a high-school English teacher. I love my students. They make me laugh every day. I also love hard rock music like Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Pearl Jam, Seether, Slipknot, and Breaking Benjamin, just to name a few. When people find out, they can’t believe it! My students think I listen to jazz and classical – yeah right! I’m also married with a 16-year-old son who is the kicker on his high-school football team. I live in beautiful San Diego, California. Yup, I’m a native, so I’ve enjoyed this wonderful weather my whole life. Oh, and I’m a huge Sherlock, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones freak! I also want readers to know that I love it when they get in contact with me to either talk about my book, writing, or the publishing world. And I guess that’s it. Thank you Sarah and Lisa for this interview. 

 
 
 



I had a chance to meet Karri Thompson this past weekend at the Vegas Valley Book Festival.  She was on the panel that Lisa and myself were moderating.
 
 
 


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Book Blitz: Here and Now: The Complete Series by Lexi Ryan






Here and Now: The Complete Series by Lexi Ryan 
(Here and Now #1-3) 
Publication date: October 22nd 2014 
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

HERE AND NOW: THE COMPLETE SERIES

**Release week fan-appreciation price of $4.99 USD (reg. $7.99)**

**This omnibus edition includes all three full-length novels from the USA Today Bestselling Here and Now series: Lost in Me, Fall to You, and All for This. This sexy amnesia love triangle is intended for mature readers.**

Even when the mind can’t remember, the heart can’t forget…

When an injury leaves Hanna Thompson without her last year of memories, she wakes to a perfect life—right down to an engagement ring from her unrequited love, Max Hallowell. But each day makes her question if she has the life she always wanted or if she’s been living a lie. As she searches for answers, every path leads to rocker Nate Crane. And Nate wants her for himself.

“Sexy, twisty and utterly addictive…Clear your schedule. An amazing read!” –NYT Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan




LOST IN ME

The last thing I remember is having drinks at Brady’s and trying to avoid eye-contact with my life-long crush—the gorgeous, unattainable Maximilian Hallowell. They tell me that was a year ago, but I have no memories of anything since then. What I do have is this ring on my finger that Max says he gave me, and this much-thinner body I’ve dreamed of most of my life. Aside from a case of retrograde amnesia, everything seems almost...perfect.

But the deeper I immerse myself into this new world of mine—planning a wedding to a man I don't remember dating, attempting to run a business I don't remember starting—the clearer it becomes that nothing is as it seems. Do I have the life I’ve always wanted or is it a facade propped up by secrets I don't even know I have?

I need answers before I marry Max, and the only person who seems to have them is the angry, tatted, sexy-as-sin rocker Nate Crane. And Nate wants me for himself.


FALL TO YOU

Torn between two men…

When I woke up after the accident, I couldn’t remember anything from the last year—including my relationship with Max Hallowell or anything about Nate Crane. Now my memories are returning, but instead of answering my questions, they’re leaving me with more.

The man who broke my heart and wants to be my future…

Max is all I ever wanted, and now he wants to marry me. He’ll do everything he can to fill my life with love, family, and security. I need those things now more than ever. But can I trust him?

The man who stole my heart and wants to let me go…

Nate never made me promises, and I never asked him to. I’d been on the rebound, looking for a distraction, and he made me feel beautiful and wanted when I needed to feel those things most. He says he has to let me go, but what if I can’t let go of him?

With every revelation and every passing day, I feel more like Alice down the rabbit hole. I’m falling. Who will catch me?

 

ALL FOR THIS

What if you would never remember the day you made the most important decision of your life?

That’s what they’re telling me about the day of my accident—the day I put on Max’s ring and chose him over Nate. I’m counting on the wisdom behind a decision I don’t remember making.

Max is amazing—sexy, sweet, and kind. I was starting to believe happily-ever-after might be in my future after all. Then the unthinkable happened and my world imploded. If I’m going to make this work with Max, I need my missing memories, or at least answers from about those five days before my accident.

But what does my future hold if those answers aren’t anything like I imagined?

Purchase Links:   Amazon   |   Barnes & Noble


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LOST IN ME, book one, is currently free!




AUTHOR BIO:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lexi Ryan’s novels have been described as intense, emotional, and wickedly sexy. A former college professor, she now writes full-time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a neurotic dog. Find her on Facebook or Twitter to chat about books, TV, and her children’s latest antics.

Author Links:   Website   |   Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Goodreads






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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blog Tour: Rowdy by Jay Crownover




About ROWDY:
 
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.
 
After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.
 
Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.
Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.
 
 
 
 

And don’t miss the previous books in The Marked Men Series!

RULE

JET

ROME

NASH

 
 
 
Sarah's Review:  Another amazing read!  I was really excited about this couple's book since the way Nash's book ended.  Rowdy and Salem had a past and I couldn't wait to see their story unfold. I loved the twists and turns through this book.  It really kept me on my toes guessing what was going to happen next. I loved that Poppy was in the book more than just a memory.  I really hope she finds her Happily Ever After also.  I was so giddy that I got to read it early but the sad thing is now I have to wait longer for Asa's story. (Insert my sad face here.) 
 
Also I may never look at a cowboy hat the same way ever again.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She will also be introducing the dark and sexy world of The Point in a new series this summer starting with Better When He’s Bad. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

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Highlights From The Vegas Valley Book Festival

This year was my second time attending the Vegas Valley Book Festival. I had such an awesome time . 


This year Sarah and I moderated a panel of six authors. I will admit I was quite nervous. Sarah and I had several questions prepared however, half way through we stopped to see if there were audience questions. The audience asked a lot of great questions and kept the conversations going. 

Mindy McGinnis and Lisa

I had the opportunity to speak with Mindy McGinnis. We spoke a lot about her latest book, In A Handful Of Dust. I won't give the details because there would be major spoilers. It was really great meeting Mindy. She had an awesome sense of humor and was very friendly. I personally love her writing and can't wait to read more from her. 

Angela Corbett and Lisa

Amy Tintera and Lisa
One of the things I love about this event is being able to chat with my favorite authors such as; Emily McKay, Angela Corbett, Crystal Perkins, Amy Tintera, Mindy McGinnis, and my newly found favorite author, Elizabeth Fama. This list is not by any means my complete list of favorite authors, however, is authors that I was able to have a good conversation with at this event. 

Lisa and Elizabeth Fama
Here are some pictures from the various panels. 

Emily McKay

Jay Crownover

Cora Carmack

Lydia Kang and Suzanne Young

Lexi Ryan


Natalie Parker, Hillary Monahan, and Whitney Miller

Normally I return home with several new books, however, this year I had to stop myself from buying so many because my TBR stacks are enormous. 

Lisa and Sarah

One of the awesome things about attending this event is I get to hang out with Sarah. It's always great being able to relax and talk books with someone. I also got to spend some time with her awesome kids which was a lot of fun. This was the first time I got to hang out with her son Jace, which was really cool. I can't believe he'll be one in a few months. 

I hope you enjoy the pictures from the event. 

Book Blitz: Profile by JA Huss










PROFILE (Social Media #5)
By @JAHuss
Publication Date: October 22, 2014
Novella (100ish pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance

Description:
All the best fairytale princesses have the most horrific pasts. Mine just happens to be more horrific than most.

Fantasizing over Vaughn Asher was a dream. Meeting Vaughn Asher was a fairytale. Loving Vaughn Asher was my downfall.

The past is always there. Waiting. Waiting to expose you. Waiting to ruin you. Waiting to take you back.

Sometimes not even a prince can save you. 








 

 
 
 



 
FOLLOW (Social Media #1)
By @JAHuss
Publication Date: August 27, 2014
Novella (151 pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
 
 
 
 
LIKE (Social Media #2)
By @JAHuss
Publication Date: September 10, 2014
Novella (85 pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
 
 
 
BLOCK (Social Media #3)
By @JAHuss
Publication Date: September 24, 2014
Novella (90 pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
 
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STATUS (Social Media #4)
By @JAHuss
Publication Date: October 8, 2014
Novella (115ish pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
 
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AUTHOR BIO
J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

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