Friday, February 24, 2017

Jennifer DiGiovani's MY CLUELESS BROKEN HEART is FREE TODAY!

 
Title: My Clueless Broken Heart
Author: Jennifer DiGiovanni
Genre: YA Romance
Becca Thornton is clueless when it comes to love. Why else would she break up with Will Gamen, a boy at the top of the hottie short list for every other girl?
Because, if she’s being totally honest, Becca will admit the truth. Her heart belongs to someone else. For as long as she can remember, Travis Brennen has been unavailable. When Travis unexpectedly rolls back into town, Becca realizes for the first time that her feelings for him might be mutual. But Travis and Becca come from what he calls “different circumstances.” Becca’s parents are world-famous scientists and Travis’s dad is the caretaker on the Thornton family’s estate. Still, Becca can’t change the way she feels about him, no matter how hard her parents try to keep them apart. She’ll just need to find a way to prove to her parents that Travis isn’t the guy they’ve always assumed him to be. Becca’s earned the right to grow up, make her own choices, and fall in love, even if she ends up with a broken heart.

Get the book for free on Amazon today!

Author Bio

Jennifer DiGiovanni is a freelance writer and YA author of the School Dayz series. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, working on home design projects, or trying to meet the daily goals on her Fitbit. She also likes to try new sports and activities, from archery to ballroom dancing, with varying degrees of success.
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A.J. Nuest's DIRTY DEEDS Tour & Giveaway



DIRTY DEEDS

by AJ Nuest


Genre: Romantic Suspense


Pub Date: 1/31/2017







An Eye for an Eye
As owner of Dirty Deeds, a tech-savvy company specializing in the age-old art of revenge, Eden Smith knows first-hand that secrecy is critical. But when a dead body washes up on the shores of Lake Michigan clutching her business card, Eden’s well-constructed world begins to fall apart. Apparently, she’s not the only one with a passion for payback, and staying alive to outsmart a killer has become her most important job of all.

A Game for a Game
Hardened homicide detective Kelly Riordan is convinced Eden Smith is hiding more than she’s willing to admit. Years on the force have taught him that nothing is what it seems, and that couldn’t be truer than when it comes to investigating the alluring owner of a revenge-for-hire business. But revealing her past could put everything Eden has worked for in jeopardy. And trusting a man like Riordan goes against the very instincts that have kept her alive this long.




 

Multi-published, award-winning author and editor AJ Nuest resides in Northwest Indiana with her loving husband, two beautiful children, and a bevy of spoiled pets. Her four-part serial fantasy romance, The Golden Key Chronicles, was recently named the RONE Time Travel Romance of 2015 by InD’tale Magazine, and her contemporary romantic comedy, She’s Got Dibs, won First Place in the Heartland Romance Author’s Show Me the Spark! Contest, 2013. For more please visit her at ajnuest.com.



Detecting Magic Book Tour & #Giveaway


Detecting Magic with Dick Hunter:
The Mort des Hommes Files
by A. Jarrell Hayes
Genre: Paranormal Crime Mystery

What begins as a routine missing person case for Seattle's best private investigator, Dick Hunter, turns into a personal vendetta against a cruel murderer. The murderer, Mort des Hommes, happens to be a hell spawn possessing powerful magic.
In order to solve the case and avenge a death, Dick Hunter has to take a crash course in magic from the angelic Amie, and gather magical animal familiars in order to battle and defeat Mort des Hommes.
** free on Kindle during the days of 2/21 – 2/25 !!**


Detecting Magic with Dick Hunter:
The Demonic Dozen 


Detective Dick Hunter is back!
Dick and comrades defeated Wicked Jinn Mort des Hommes in a climatic battle at the Gates of Hades. Though stopped of his ultimate goal of world domination, Mort was able to release twelve demons into the world--and Dick Hunter blames himself.
To put an end to the demonic threat, Dick Hunter and Amie--a former Pleasant Jinn and Dick's current lover--accompany an old friend, Pleasant Jinn Guy, across the country on a demon hunting spree. More action, adventure and wisecracks await in the next installment in the genre-bending, fourth-wall-breaking Detecting Magic with Dick Hunter series.
**Releases March 7th, 2017!**



Person. Storyteller. Work-in-progress. A. Jarrell Hayes began writing at a young age; his first books being handwritten and illustrated stories similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure titles he loved. In 2004 he published his first two "official" books, Heart and Soul of a Thinker (poetry) and Crowning of the Good King (fantasy). Since then, he has written seven poetry collections, four fantasy novels, three short story collections and a handful of chapbooks. His work has appeared in over 20 publications, online and in print. His visual art has been on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and the Eubie Blake Jazz and Cultural Center in Baltimore. He began publishing poetry under the name A. J. Hayes in 2013. A list of his published works is available here.
In 2013 he founded a small publishing press called Hidden Clearing Books, LLC (now closed). He has judged contests for the aforementioned press and for the Maryland Writer's Association. He is a freelance editor and book consultant (hire him here).

He currently lives in Maryland. He invites you to subscribe to his free eNewsletter and contribute to his Patreon.



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State of Allegiance by Summer Lane Blitz and #Giveaway


State of Allegiance
Summer Lane
(Collapse #9)
Publication date: February 24th 2017
Genres: Dystopian, New Adult
Be brave. Be vigilant. But above all, be loyal.
In the wake of a dangerous but successful mission to Yukon City in Alaska, Cassidy Hart now finds herself back in California, at the naval air station in San Diego. Together, she and Chris now face their most terrifying threat yet: nuclear destruction.
Surviving in a world gone nuclear is easier said than done. Faced with the prospect of being wiped off the face of the earth by Omega’s nuclear arsenal, Cassidy, Chris and their fellow rebel friends stage an incredible, daring journey into the Pacific Rim with the hope that they will be able to seize a weapon that could turn the tide of the war in the militia’s favor.
The clock of the apocalypse is counting down.
Choices must be made. Relationships will be strained. True love will be put to the ultimate test.
It’s militias versus Omega. Hope versus destruction.
Where does your allegiance lie?
Choose carefully.

Interview with Author Summer Lane
How does it feel to publish the 9th installment of the Collapse Series – and your 16th overall?
It feels unreal! When I was a kid, I always pictured myself as an author, sharing my stories with readers, but I admit I didn’t really think that would materialize until I was much older than I am right now. I’ve been really blessed – and I’ve worked really hard!
What’s a typical day in your life like?
I do manage a business, so while I do a lot more than simply write manuscripts, writing certainly is the base of everything that I engage in. I just got a German Shepherd puppy named Kona, and she gets me up early in the morning (earlier than usual, haha!), and I’ll start work then. If I have a good day, I’ll be done with work around 2:30 or 3. If it’s a long day, I’ll be working until 6.
What is State of Hope going to be like – and is it the last book in the series?
State of Hope is going to be long, intense and flushed with adrenaline. There are so many secrets to be revealed, so many character plots to be tied up neatly, and most importantly: Cassidy’s conclusion in this apocalyptic war. While Hope is indeed the final installment in the Collapse Series, it is not the last book in the Collapse universe. I certainly do have some plans for Cassidy in the future – they may not be as huge as Collapse, but trust me: I have plans.
How do you stay motivated and healthy in your career as a writer?
I stay motivated by keeping my eye on the prize: I remove negativity from my life, because nobody needs that. I try to surround myself with people who really care about me and support what I do. Staying healthy, for me, at least, is actually really difficult. My profession requires a lot of sitting, so I have to make an extra effort to get up, walk and move. It’s also tempting to snack on junk food working in an office (am I right?). I try hard to indulge only with healthy snacks: I have celery sticks and apples in the fridge, I like cheese, and any gluten-free cracker in combination. I also just discovered baked parmesan crisps. Oh, my heart!
Advice to aspiring authors?
Don’t let anybody bring you down. Never take no as a final answer. Work hard, and it will pay off, one way or another.


Author Bio:
Summer Lane is the #1 bestselling author of the Collapse Series, Zero Trilogy, Bravo Saga, Collapse: The Illustrated Guide and the adventure thriller, Unbreakable SEAL.
Summer owns WB Publishing. She is an accomplished journalist and creative writing teacher. She also owns an online magazine, Writing Belle, where she has interviewed and worked with countless authors from around the globe.
Summer lives in the Central Valley of California with her husband, where she enjoys reading, collecting tea, visiting the beach and the mountains, and counting down the days until she has her very own puppy (if you’ve read Bravo: Apocalypse Mission, you’ll understand).

#GIVEAWAY !

Grand Prize: Collapse Prize Pack; $20 Amazon Gift Card, Collectible Collapse Tote Bag, Magnetic Cassidy Hart Calendar, Collapse Tee-Shirt, Special Edition Pen, Autographed Copy of Bravo: Apocalypse Mission, Bravo Plush and Wristband, and Personal Note from Summer Lane, the author.
Runner-Up 1: $10 Amazon Gift Card
Runner-Up 2: $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card


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Bruce Blake's ON UNFAITHFUL WINGS #Release Blitz

ON UNFAITHFUL WINGS
Icarus Fell series, book 1
by Bruce Blake

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Going After Indigo by Rose Silverstone Release Day Promotion

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Beyond happy to share with you Going After Indigo
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See the book trailer: HERE
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“What are you thinking about there, Dancing Queen?”
Clearing her throat, she quickly snaps her attention back to him.
“Nothing. I wasn’t thinking of anything.”
“Those blue eyes of yours tell a different story, Ms. Crystalline.”
He takes a step forward and she attempts to step back but can’t because there’s a car there. Duh!
“What … what are you doing?”
“I’m guessing what you and I have both been thinking about despite the aggravation with one another.”
Without another word, his big hands take hold of her face and pull her to him. When their lips meet any protest she may have had is dismissed. Instead, she finds herself lost in his kiss. His lips feel so wonderful against her own and the feeling it conjures starts a burning need to coil inside. His desire to make this kiss more is felt as he presses into her and coaxes her lips to part in order for his tongue to sweep into her awaiting mouth. She doesn’t know which of them moans first but the tremor she feels is all her own.
His hands begin a downward journey and she begins to reach upward to tangle her hand in his hair. When he reaches her taut nipple and gives it a squeeze, she almost convulses in reaction.
How long had it been since Mitchell? Mitchell. Yes, Mitchell. The mere thought of his name causes her body to instantly cool. Still, she reluctantly pulls back from the hungry kiss of the man before her.
“Um … I … hmm. I … I do need something from you. I need a ride home. My … the car … I have a flat tire and no spare.”
The knowing look on his face makes her want to crawl into a hole and hide.
“Don’t look at me like that. Whatever! You’re a damn good kisser. Woohoo for you. You had me for a moment. The moment is over. I … what are you doing?”
His body presses into her again and his hand slides into the front of her jeans. She didn’t think there would be enough room for him to get that big hand of his down there. His fingers glide over her center and she moans. Hearing her reaction to this man was too much. She couldn’t do this, be this person.
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About the Author
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“Reading makes me smile. Finding new authors makes it all worthwhile.”
I am a reader, a blogger, an author, a mother. I am a person, a human being with feelings. I run the gamut of emotions and love making new connections. I. Am. Woman! On my page, you will find a multitude of things that inspire, enrich, and encourage. You will also see books I’m reading, authors I am looking forward to reading or have read. Most of all, you’ll see the works I have in store for lovers of mystery, romance, and paranormal along with the insanity that is my personality. Enjoy and share, all is fair. *RS* social_media_services wordpress|twitter|tumblr-logo|preview-2016_instagram_logo|logo-pinterest-png-19|goodreads_icon_1000x1000-aed808dec2093e20867b35cd56d9862d|facebook-logo-icon-vectorcopy-big_copy|blogspot-logo|amazon rose-silverstones-quote-1

Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton

Gardenia
by Kelsey Sutton

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Diversion Books (February 28, 2017)
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
Genre: YA Paranormal
Print Length: 260 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
In this haunting young adult suspense from an award-winning author, seventeen-year-old Ivy Erickson knows the exact moment when she will die, but what she does with her remaining days could end up saving more than just her own life.

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been able to see countdown clocks over everyone's heads indicating how long before they will die. She can't do anything about anyone else’s, nor can she do anything about her own, which will hit the zero hour before she even graduates high school.

A life cut short is tragic, but Ivy does her best to make the most of it. She struggles emotionally with her deep love for on-again, off-again boyfriend Myers Patripski. She struggles financially, working outside of school to help her mom and her sister. And she struggles to cope with the murder of her best friend, another life she couldn't save. Vanessa Donovan was murdered in the woods, and everyone in town believes Ivy had something to do with it.

Then more girls start disappearing. Ivy tries to put her own life in order as she pieces together the truth of who ended Vanessa's. To save lives, and for her own sanity.

The clock is always ticking. And Ivy's only hope is to expose the truth before it runs out completely.

 
 Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton

GardeniaLike a time bomb counting down the seconds to explosion, everyone has a finite amount of time to live. It is a mercy that we do not know when we will die, but Ivy doesn’t have the luxury of not knowing. Ivy sees the exact moment a person will die. It is in a counter that looms over them and only she can see them. Ivy even knows when her death will be and there is nothing she can do about it, but make sure those around her are prepared to go on without her, prepared to make the most of the time they have left.

Can you imagine knowing your best friend will die and not being able to stop it? What if, on that very day, only moments before, your shattered your friendship with her, betrayed the one boy you will always love and never got the chance to say I’m sorry? Vanessa is gone, killed in the woods and now Ivy is determined to find out who did it before she dies in less than two months, all without telling people what she sees and what she knows.

Kelsey Sutton’s GARDENIA is a young adult paranormal suspense tale with a “killer” ending. Ivy is mature far beyond her years, and for some reason no one knows about her “gift.” Ivy is in love, but she foolishly shattered her boyfriend with one drunken mistake. Now someone is out to warn her off from investigating who killed her best friend. Her list of suspects is long, she endures cruel and quite frankly illegal assaults on her person and I am disappointed that she never did more than take it. NO MATTER THE REASON she was attacked and abandoned to die. Not sure I could hold it together as she did knowing she wouldn’t even live long enough to graduate. Truly a tale with huge highs and a concept that is both intriguing and terrifying.

I received an ARC edition from Diversion Books in exchange for my honest review.


The General's Legacy - Part Two: Whiteland King (The General of Valendo #2) by Adrian G. Hilder

The General's Legacy - Part Two: 
Whiteland King
by Adrian G. Hilder

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The General of Valendo - Book 2
Publisher: Camdaw Ltd (February 28, 2017)
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 399 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
Dendra Castle is under siege by an army that never sleeps and time is running out.
Prince Cory resolves to lead a black operation right to King Klonag’s throne to do what was forbidden for his grandfather - end the reign of the Whiteland King.
To conquer a Kingdom, Cory leads just thirty Special Operators, the Silver Warrior, the Archmage of Valendo and his daughter with questionable battle magic ability and the Scout Commander who is rarely in sight.
Is it a desperate fool's quest? Or has Zeivite truly come up with a plan to defeat Magnar and the 'dead mage' with his limitless magic?
Even Cory does not know.

One way or another, the decades-long war between Valendo and Nearhon must end. Klonag has more pieces to move in this game of war, and Princess Julia is one them. And if she does not cooperate? There are worse fates than death when dealing with Klonag and Magnar, and more than one way to ensure her… unfailing obedience.

The General’s Legacy – Part Two: Whiteland King is the second book in The General of Valendo series that concludes the enthralling story of The General’s Legacy. The stakes escalate, revelations come, and even the souls of the ancestors gather over the Whitelands to witness the epic conclusion that is sure to thrill.

If you want your fantasy action-packed, laced with mystery and running at a pace that refuses to let you put it down - The General’s Legacy delivers.

  
  The General's Legacy - Part Two: Whiteland King 
(The General of Valendo #2)
by Adrian G. Hilder

The General's Legacy - Part Two: Whiteland King (The General of Valendo #2)The dead army is on the march and their goal is the total destruction of Dendra Castle and the souls who live there. How does one kill the dead? The stench of black magic and necromancy fills the air as Prince Cory must decide his next option. Is he prepared to take the battle to the enemy?

Can his heart bear the deaths of his warriors and friends? Does he even have what it takes to take a life? Julia has been taken and now she is the captive of King Klonag and Cory has no choice but to bring the monster and his battle mages down at any cost, knowing he must end the reign of the Whiteland King.

In chaotic and bloody battles, Cory and his men will face their own death and possible violation of their souls by the dead mage, Pragius. But loyalty to the young prince, the power and honor of Zeivite, Valendo’s own mage may prove enough to put an end to the evil that is terrifying and destroying the lands. One secret remains, why Cory’s Grandfather forbade attempting to conquer Klonag will be revealed in all of its dark glory, but Cory is determined not to stop until he has earned the right to be called General and to where the crown of the King.

Adrian G. Hilder’s THE GENERAL’S LEGACY – PART TWO: WHITELAND KING is the coming of age for a young man never tested in battle as his world falls down around him and he must learn to fight back with all he can muster to save his land, his people, his family honor and the woman he loves. Intense scenes that overflow with emotional turmoil, black magic that appears unbeatable and the power of good over evil all come together in this conclusion of The General’s Legacy tale.

Adrian G. Hilder has stepped up and brought his “A” Game to this tale. If you have any doubt about trying an epic fantasy, trust me, Adrian G. Hilder’s style is not too dark, not too twisted, but most definitely entertaining and magical reading.

I received an ARC edition from Adrian G. Hilder in exchange for my honest review.