Friday, April 28, 2017

P.C. Zick's BEHIND THE LOVE Series Re-Release Giveaway

BEHIND THE LOVE SERIES
by P.C. Zick
Enter to win a $25 Gift Card!

Samyah Leighton's CONDEMNED Release #Giveaway

CONDEMNED Pt 1
Redemption Series, book 3
by Samyah Leighton
Enter to Win a $20 GC and MORE!

TOUGHEST COWBOY IN TEXAS by Carolyn Brown Teaser Blitz

TOUGHEST COWBOY IN TEXAS 
Teaser Blitz


ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: TOUGHEST COWBOY IN TEXAS
Author: Carolyn Brown
Series: Happy, Texas #1
On Sale: May 30, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook: $6.99 USD

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown's begins an all-new series of rugged cowboys.

“This is an emotional star-crossed lovers tale with tangible depths and an attitude that’s relatable to real life.” –RT Book Reviews

Last time Lila Harris was in Happy, Texas, she was actively earning her reputation as the resident wild child. Now, a little older and wiser, she's back to run her mother's café for the summer. Except something about this town has her itching to get a little reckless and rowdy, especially when she sees her old partner-in-crime, Brody Dawson. Their chemistry is just as hot as ever. But he's still the town's golden boy-and she's still the wrong kind of girl.

Brody hasn't had much time lately for anything other than ranching. Running the biggest spread in the county and taking care of his family more than keeps him busy. All that responsibility has him longing for the carefree days of high school—and Lila. She may have grown up, but he still sees that spark of mischief in her eyes. Now he's dreaming about late-night skinny dipping and wondering how he can possibly resist the one woman he can never forget...

PREORDER THE BOOK HERE



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TOUGHEST COWBOY IN TEXAS, #1
LONG, TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS, #2


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist who has sold more than 2.75 million books. She presently writes both women's fiction and cowboy romance. She has also written historical single title, historical series, contemporary single title, and contemporary series. She lives in southern Oklahoma with her husband, a former English teacher, who is not allowed to read her books until they are published. They have three children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.


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Deathbringer by Tamara Grantham Blitz and #Giveaway


Deathbringer
Tamara Grantham
(Fairy World M.D., Olive Kennedy)
Published by: Crimson Tree Publishing
Publication date: April 25th 2017
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Some heroes are fated to save the world. Others are meant to destroy it…
Olive Kennedy is all about positive thinking. She’s been stuck on Earth for the past four months, waiting for the spring equinox to arrive so she can return to Fairy World — but she’s staying positive. She’s hopeful she’ll once again see her handsome Viking fiancé who’s waiting for her. She’s optimistic that her mission to reclaim the sword of Dracon — a sword of King Arthur fame and the only weapon capable of killing Theht — won’t result in death and destruction. And then there’s the small matter of an asteroid that’s been ripped out of its orbit and is hurtling toward Earth…no biggie.
One last thing — she’s fated to destroy the world. To stop that prophecy from being fulfilled, she may have to sacrifice the one person she loves the most.
Good thing she’s staying positive.
EXCERPT:
I stood and crossed to my bedroom, then grabbed my backpack and slung it over my shoulder. After grabbing my temporary mirror case out of a drawer, I placed it on top of my dresser.
I wasn’t sure if I should cringe or laugh as I scanned my new mirror. I’d found it at the dollar store after a frustrating day of trying to create a new mirror box with no success. I’d bought it because it was absurd and to remind myself that it was temporary.
The plastic box was pink with the name BARBIE scrolled on the top. Inside was a foam liner that had once held five nail polish bottles. I’d cut the foam to make larger slots. Now, it held my five figurines that represented the races of Faythander: Dragon, elf, Wult, pixie, and goblin.
After unlocking the latch, I opened the lid. “You’re fabulous! Inside and out!” sang to me in a bubble-gum voice as I propped the lid open.
As I said, temporary solution. Extremely temporary. It had a mirror under the lid and was the perfect size for my figurines, so it worked. For now.
Scanning my figurines, I found the Wult and removed it from the foam, then propped it upright against the mirror. I needed to get to the Wultlands, and this would be the easiest way to do so.
I ignored the glittery scrolling along the edges of the mirror and focused on the glass. Taking a deep breath, I paused before touching my fingers to the mirror.
Months ago, the portals had started acting erratically. I’d thought the problem had been solved after we’d restored the fairies’ stone, but when I’d returned to Earth four months ago, the portal had almost torn me apart. I’d gotten several stitches in my abdomen because the crossing had been so violent. Since then, I hadn’t once been able to open a portal, but tonight, I had no choice. I needed to return to Faythander before the equinox, and I had one thing in my favor—I hadn’t tried opening a portal with my new Barbie box yet.
Here’s to hoping my luck improved, I thought. Then again, this was my luck we were talking about. Yeah, probably not.
Carefully, I placed my fingertips to the screen, inhaled a deep breath, and then conjured the word to open the portal.
Magic flowed from my heart, through my arms and hands, and into the mirror. Gold and amber swirls licked like fire over my skin as the magic interacted with the mirror, mingling with the blue glow coming from the plastic case.
The power grew inside me as the portal opened. Wind swirled around me until the room disappeared and I floated in a void. Voices came from somewhere. Soft whispers. Among them was a familiar one. The cold, detached voice of Theht.
I am here. I am waiting.
I’d gotten better at tuning her out, but being in a place like this, between worlds, made it almost impossible to keep her away.
Soon, we shall destroy the world together. Deathbringer.
The wind grew stronger and faster, wrapping around me, squeezing the air from my lungs. It compressed me until I couldn’t breathe. Pain coursed through my nerve endings as the pressure weighed me down. I felt as if I’d been buried under millions of tons of sand.
I cried out, but couldn’t hear my voice over the wind. Tears leaked from my eyes. I felt their warmth on my cheeks. In a desperate attempt to survive, I focused on the magic within me, unleashing every ounce, pouring it into the portal to keep it steady.
I thought for sure I was dead when I hit the ground. I landed awkwardly, my shoulder and hips taking the brunt of the impact. My mirror, on the other hand, made a graceful landing in a pile of leaves beside me.
I lay on the ground, panting for air, staring at the faded blue sky through the patchwork of branches with budding green shoots.
“Never again,” I muttered between gasps. Next time, I would find a Viking ship and cross through an underground ocean filled with man-eating sea-snakes before using a portal. “Never. Again.”
On the bright side, at least I’d finally made it back to Faythander. The $.99 investment into the Barbie mirror wasn’t such a bad buy after all.


Author Bio:
Tamara Grantham is the award-winning author of more than half a dozen books and novellas, including the Olive Kennedy: Fairy World MD series and the Shine novellas. Dreamthief, the first book of her Fairy World MD series, won first place for fantasy in INDIEFAB’S Book of the Year Awards, a RONE award for best New Adult Romance of 2016, and is a #1 bestseller on Amazon in both the Mythology and Fairy Tales categories with over 100 reviews.
Tamara holds a Bachelor’s degree in English. She has been a featured speaker at the Rose State Writing Conference and has been a panelist at Comic Con Wizard World speaking on the topic of female leads. For her first published project, she collaborated with New York-Times bestselling author, William Bernhardt, in writing the Shine series.
Born and raised in Texas, Tamara now lives with her husband and five children in Wichita, Kansas. She rarely has any free time, but when the stars align and she gets a moment to relax, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, taking nature walks, which fuel her inspiration for creating fantastical worlds, and watching every Star Wars or Star Trek movie ever made. You can find her online at www.TamaraGranthamBooks.com.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie

The Boy Friend
by Mika Jolie

 
 
Publication Date: April 23, 2017
Publisher: Mika Jolie
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Page Count: 330
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
According to the law of attraction, women and men can’t be friends.

Contrary to this myth, my friendship with Coriander Phillips does not rest on unrequited love or un-actualized lust. We’ve been inseparable since the day I pulled one of her pigtails and she punched me in the gut.
She’s hilarious, fun to hang out with. Together, we’re like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, wings and beer. A match made in heaven.
She’s the bomb.
Did I mention she’s smokin’ hot? I’ve checked her out…maybe once or twice. Hey, I’m a guy.
Seriously, no awkwardness, no secret yearning for our relationship to escalate beyond the purely platonic. I’m the boy friend—the loyal shoulder she cries on, the dispenser of coffee, sympathy, hugs, advice, and affection with no expectations.
Until the invisible line between friends and lovers became blurry.
Now I want more. I want her.
All I have to do is convince her we can be more than friends.
Right?
If only it were that easy.  

 
 The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie
The Boy FriendMika Jolie takes a friends to lovers tale and colors it fabulous, funny, and freakishly adorable with THE BOY FRIEND! Cori and Dean’s story began with a tug of a pigtail and a punch to the gut and from age seven on, they were best friends. Now they are approaching thirty and things begin to take a slight turn, or maybe it was like that plunge of a roller coaster as all of a sudden with one comment, Cori has become 100% pure female perfection in Dean’s eyes. (Yes, he has looked, so sue him, he admits he’s a guy.) Is he just awakening to the fact that they are meant to be together? Does Cori feel the same?

If they cross that blurred line between friends and lovers, if they do some dancing in the sheets, will it spoil all they have or will it open their eyes to what everyone else knows?
Get ready to smile, smirk, roll your eyes and fall in love with two of the most “in denial” characters ever! Mika Jolie has nailed the fun in awkward romantic beginnings with witty banter, the mental musings of Dean and the sheer enjoyment of the interactions these two share. Sure, there is some conflict, maybe a little heartache and a lot of misunderstandings, but what couple hasn’t gone through those times?

Humanity at its most vulnerable, humor and heart galore, Cori and Dean are “That Couple” that everyone wants to be part of! Mika Jolie plays a very sharp Cupid as she colors her tale with wickedly fun love!

I received an ARC edition from Mika Jolie in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.



An Unnatural Vice by K.J. Charles (Sins of the Cities, #2)

An Unnatural Vice
by K.J. Charles


Series: Sins of the Cities - Book 2
Publisher: Loveswept (June 6, 2017)
Publication Date: June 6, 2017
Genre: Historical M/M Romance
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
 In the sordid streets of Victorian London, unwanted desire flares between two bitter enemies brought together by a deadly secret.

Crusading journalist Nathaniel Roy is determined to expose spiritualists who exploit the grief of bereaved and vulnerable people. First on his list is the so-called Seer of London, Justin Lazarus. Nathaniel expects him to be a cheap, heartless fraud. He doesn’t expect to meet a man with a sinful smile and the eyes of a fallen angel—or that a shameless swindler will spark his desires for the first time in years.

Justin feels no remorse for the lies he spins during his séances. His gullible clients simply bore him. Hostile, disbelieving, utterly irresistible Nathaniel is a fascinating challenge. And as their battle of wills and wits heats up, Justin finds he can’t stop thinking about the man who’s determined to ruin him.

But Justin and Nathaniel are linked by more than their fast-growing obsession with one another. They are both caught up in an aristocratic family’s secrets, and Justin holds information that could be lethal. As killers, fanatics, and fog close in, Nathaniel is the only man Justin can trust—and, perhaps, the only man he could love.

 
 An Unnatural Vice by K.J. Charles (Sins of the Cities, #2)

An Unnatural Vice (Sins of the Cities, #2)He was a journalist on a quest to uncover charlatans exploiting the grief and pocketbooks of those who have lost loved ones. His number one target is the Seer of London, Justin Lazarus, but Nathaniel Roy had no idea what he would discover when he went undercover.

These two “enemies” would find themselves wrapped up in aristocratic intrigue where no one can be trusted, except each other, but will their growing feelings cloud their judgement? What really goes on behind the London fog?

Set in Victorian London, AN UNNATURAL VICE is a thriller mystery wrapped around an unlikely M/M love affair between two men initially determined to undermine each other. K.J. Charles knows how to keep a tale dark, weighted with rich details and an atmosphere of shrouded mystery. This is not a fast-paced tale, and at times seems to lag along a little, but definitely has that historical feel on the streets of London.

I received an ARC edition from Loveswept in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.


 

Rescued by the Berserker by Lee Savino

Rescued by the Berserker
by Lee Savino


Series: The Berserker Brides - Book 1
Publisher: Silverwood Press (March 26, 2017)
Publication Date: March 26, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 122 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
A short, steamy, standalone shifter romance starring a huge, dominant warrior and the female he claims for his own.

Knut:

I'm a Berserker warrior, one of the best in the pack. So when the Alphas send me on a mission, nothing will stop me from tracking our enemies down and bringing them to justice.

Then Hazel runs across my path...

A flower in the wilderness, she is young, and fragile, and afraid. She's on the run from an evil mage who wants her power for his own.

She's mine. She just doesn't know it yet.

 
Rescued by the Berserker by Lee Savino

Rescued by the Berserker (The Berserker Brides Book 1)Only a very special woman can tame a Berserker warrior. On a mission from the Alphas, Knut finds this soulmate, his heart in the form of a beautiful young woman on the run from an evil mage, not a moment too soon. His spirit animal is on the verge of overtaking his soul and he will be lost, unless he can convince Hazel she is the lifeline he needs to survive intact.

RESCUED BY THE BERSERKER is a quick, steamy read with some witty dialogue sprinkled in. Lee Savino’s short tale was perfect for a quick read that will take the chill off a reader’s imagination and set it to boil! Short, sweet, with a fumbling Berserker brought to his knees by love, lust and his mate bond!

Historically Dead Cover Reveal


HISTORICALLY DEAD
by Greta McKennan
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Pub Date: 12/19/2017

Seamstress Daria Dembrowski must find a historically-minded killer before the fabric of her peaceful town rips wide open . . .

When the reality show My House in History comes to Laurel Springs, Pennsylvania, savvy seamstress Daria Dembrowski sees a business opportunity. The show follows two elderly sisters’ quest to restore their colonial mansion, and that means a heap of work for a seamstress who specializes in historical textiles. Although one of the old women is a bit of a grump, Daria loves the job—until she discovers one of the researchers dead, and the whole project threatens to unwind.

As a series of historical crimes pile up, from a stolen Paul Revere platter to a chilling incident of arson, Daria must find the killer quickly, for her life is hanging by a thread.



Greta McKennan is a wife, mother, and first-time author, living her dream in the boreal rainforest of Juneau, Alaska. She enjoys a long walk in the woods on that rare sunny day, reading cozy mysteries when it rains, and sewing the Christmas jammies on her antique Singer sewing machine. She is hard at work on the next novel in her Stitch in Time Mystery series featuring seamstress Daria Dembrowski. Visit her on the web at gretamckennan.com.







April 28th is Kiss Your Mate Day #Giveaway


Welcome to April 28th is Kiss Your Mate Day eBook Giveaway Event. Believe it or not, Kiss Your Mate Day is an actual holiday. So pucker up and give that special someone in your life a big fat kiss of love. To recognize this romantic day, a group of talented romance authors has come together to celebrate hugs and kisses, from romantic love to paranormal love to contemporary love. It's all here, a weekend of free eBooks to last you through the spring.

Don't wait to meet your next favorite author and book. The giveaway will only run from April 27th-30th. So be sure to click on the book cover, which will take you to a page where you can download your FREE eBook. To learn more about an author, simply click on the author's name.

The Guardian Blog Tour & #Giveaway

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 The Guardian
Author: J.L. Mc Fadden
Genre: Paranormal/Romance 
The Guardian 
Blurb: John a young man from Detroit realizes he has a special bond with a vampire, which gives him special abilities and makes both of them a target; the ancients will stop at nothing to destroy him and his relationship with this unbridled female vampire. Will John's new found abilities be enough to save her and her coven?
Buy Links: 
Amazon.com ~ https://www.amazon.com/Guardian-J-L-McFadden-ebook/dp/B00DS671LE 
 Barnes &Noble~ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-guardian-j-l-mcfadden/1119561983 Smashwords ~ https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/319568

 Picture of J.L. Mc Fadden Author Bio: J.L McFadden is an American author that has an European writing style. He is an advid taveler and linguest that uses alot of his experiences in his fictional novels. He also enjoys sports and takes part in international martial communities. McFadden is a paranormal romance author that has a way of spinning tragic romance into stories that stays with his readers. Visit him at: Website: http://jlmcfadden.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officaljlmcfadden/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamieLeeMcfadde Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/J.L-McFadden/e/B00CZCLC94/
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Shopping for a CEO’s Wife by Julia Kent Blitz and #Giveaway


Shopping for a CEO’s Wife
Julia Kent
(Shopping for a Billionaire, #12)
Publication date: April 25th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance
Snowbound. Sounds so romantic, with visions of cuddling before a roaring fire, hot chocolate spiked with brandy, and a secret elopement.
Wait. What?
My fiancé’s father won’t stop trying to turn our pending wedding into a three-ring media circus so he can get free publicity for his family’s Fortune 500 company. My mother has decided she’s done with All Things Wedding and asks her teacup Chihuahua for mother-of-the-bride advice.
They’ve all gone certifiably mad.
Then the stress from the wedding puts my mother in the hospital, I scream at my future father-in-law in front of a camera crew and the video goes viral, and the romantic wedding that started with Andrew’s grand Pride and Prejudice proposal looks less like Jane Austen and more like Dostoyevsky.
So what do you do when you’re a fixer and you can’t fix something?
You give up on it.
Not on Andrew, silly.
The wedding.
Shopping for a CEO’s Wife is the 12th book in Julia Kent’s New York Times bestselling Shopping series. As Shannon and Declan enjoy their newlywed bliss, Andrew’s father wants to exploit Amanda and Andrew’s nuptials, much to Amanda’s chagrin. Can she learn to stand up to her future father-in-law and fight for what’s right? But the real question is: will Spritzy the teacup Chihuahua end up being a flower girl?
EXCERPT:
“You have a remarkable capacity for imagining the strangest worst-case scenarios, Amanda.”
“I have to. I’m in love with you.”
“Hey!”
“Did I or did I not walk miles in an 1800s Regency-era costume after you lost your car keys AND a three-carat diamond ring in Walden Pond?”
“Yes, but — ”
“Did you or did you not have to rescue me, half clothed, from a pool at your brother’s wedding?”
“I am sensing a trend.”
“And did you, or did you not, wake up with me in a Vegas hotel room, thinking for a few hours that somehow we’d both married more than one man?”
Now he just sighs.
Ah.
Victory.


Author Bio:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Anatomy of Cheating by Nesly Clerge

The Anatomy of Cheating
by Nesly Clerge


Publisher: Clerge Books, LLC (April 25, 2017)
Publication Date: April 25, 2017
Genre: Suspense | Dysfunctional Families
Print Length: 381 pages
Available from: Amazon

Lust, deception, betrayal, and their inevitable outcomes weave a web nearly impossible to escape in Nesly Clerge’s latest novel. Chelsea Hall is certain her husband is cheating. Again. But how far will a wife go when her adulterous husband pushes her to the edge? Some stop at the cliff’s edge. Others leap into the abyss. Garrett Hall wants what and who he wants. His detachment from their relationship leads Chelsea to seek what she needs elsewhere, and onto a path that leads to bliss. What begins as a dream-come-true soon becomes a nightmare when the line between who is innocent and who is guilty soon blurs. Until the horrifying truth becomes clear. And, the question becomes, Who will survive?

  
 The Anatomy of Cheating by Nesly Clerge

The Anatomy of Cheating: A NovelAhhhh, the webs we weave…The fairy tale begins with the wedding bells’ toll, or is that the end of the fantasy and the beginning of a raw reality that some are unable to navigate? THE ANATOMY OF CHEATING by Nesly Clerge is a powerful look into the lives of a couple caught up in the material gains and immorality of a successful megalomaniac and his wife, a woman scorned one too many times by a man with no remorse or conscience.

Garrett and Chelsea were once in love, but Garrett has had too many affairs, been too cruel, and shattered Chelsea’s heart, self-esteem and now she has had enough. She needs more. She needs to feel like a woman wanted by a man. Chelsea finds what she needs in the arms of a man with the heart of a poet and she is in love, or is she just fooling herself? Is her dream life just within reach or is it a nightmare about to erupt?

The ugly lies, the untold truths and the cheating become like a bomb ticking down, just waiting to ignite and leave a trail of destruction, mutilation and pain to all whose lives are affected. Can anyone come out unscathed? What about the innocents caught in the crossfire? What happens when it no longer matters who is cheating on who? Two wrongs never make a right, but what happens between Garrett and Chelsea becomes a nightmare of terrifying proportions.

Nesly Clerge is at the top of his game with THE ANATOMY OF CHEATING as he literally carves his tale out of the hearts of his characters. Mr. Clerge doesn’t make his main characters likable, but he does make them human, very human and he does demonstrate the ripple effect of one deed and its aftermath. Intense, frustrating at times and completely engaging, this emotional thriller will burrow deep as every wart, bruise and jagged scar are exposed to the world in the most sinful of ways.

If you are looking for a meat and potatoes read that will be both satisfying and mentally fulfilling, this is it from page one to the ending that no one could see coming.

I received an ARC edition from Nesly Clerge in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.

Arlington by Winston

Arlington
by Winston

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Collective of Misfits (September 3, 2016)
Publication Date: September 3, 2016
Genre: Political Science Fiction
Print Length: 272 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
The rich and powerful are all targets.
A domestic terrorist cell in America has taken aim at politicians and the wealthy elite class to cleanse the government of corruption, to stop the flow of money within the political system. You can't teach a politician new tricks, so it's best to put them down!
They created an assassin, her name is Arlington.

 
 Arlington by Winston

ArlingtonPolitical and financial manipulation, done under the blackest of covers. Domestic terrorism at its most devious and deadly. A secret organization of some of America’s most powerful and wealthy movers and shakers have come together to purge the country of corrupt political puppets and they are determined to bring the country to its knees, all they need is the final piece, the tool to bring their plans to fruition. Her name is ARLINGTON and she is an assassin of the highest caliber. Author Winston presents a tale of deceit, the power of corporate money and the grandiose of being among the elite of the elite, monitoring those in the public eye and carefully selecting who would die and who would live, even if just for another day.

Although an edgy work of fiction, Winston dares to use real names, real humans who truly are movers and shakers in today’s world. Politicians will die, their names will evoke a feeling of unease, as they are well-known, currently active and have been front and center in the arena of fame and power.

Winston’s work is raw, gutsy and razor-sharp! Ever thought of the “what if” scenarios that both reality and fiction portray? Trust me, this is political intrigue at its finest, no party, no leader is safe, because without a full and thorough cleaning, how could the country be cleansed? Fabulous, well-written and definitely gripping, this is one book NOT to miss, just for the brilliance of the concept, not to mention the execution!

I received this copy from Winston in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.