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Friday, September 19, 2014

FREEBIE FRIDAY - The Kiss - An Anthology of Love and Other Close Encounters


FREEBIE FRIDAY -  The Kiss - An Anthology of Love and Other Close Encounters. A kiss is a simple communication.  It can also be an exchange, a betrayal, an assault, a promise, a hope...or it could be a goodbye. The intimacy of a kiss cannot be denied. Whether shared, stolen or simply dreamed of, its recipient will be affected. Thirty-one stories by authors from around the world will tease your imagination as you anticipate ‘The Kiss’ in each weird or wonderful tale. 

This cross-genre anthology contains stories by Kate Aaron, Saxon Andrew, Jacques Antoine, Alison Blake, E. B. Boggs, Shirley Bourget, Ben Cassidy, Jason Deas, Sharon Delarose, Meghan Ciana Doidge, Suzy Stewart Dubot, Corrie Fischer, Brandon Hale, Traci Tyne Hilton, Colleen Hoover, Mona Ingram, J. L. Jarvis, Elizabeth Jasper, Anna J. McIntyre, Jess Mountifield, C. A. Newsome, S. Patrick O'Connell, Suzie O'Connell, Jeanette Raleigh, J. R. C. Salter, Molly Snow, Holli Marie Spaulding, Cleve Sylcox, Robert Thomas, Chris Ward and George Wier. 

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Anthology-Other-Close-Encounters-ebook/dp/B00HVIW1AQ/ref=sr_1_16?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1411172701&sr=1-16&keywords=colleen+hoover

Cover Reveal - Bend Don't Break (Irrevocable #2) by Skye Callahan

Irrevocable (Book #1) was such an  “unputabledownable” book down and read it in one sitting. I can't wait to get the second installment in this series.  


Title: Bend Don't Break
Author: Skye Callahan
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Release Date: November 18, 2014
Presale: Amazon US|UK|CA|AU
Check with your local Amazon, preorders are available internationally.

Synopsis
I thought I was done.
my End
I couldn’t take my eyes off her as the bullet tore through me, leaving me with nothing but the hope that I had done enough to save her. The darkness tried to engulf me—to brand me as its own and drag me to my fate.
my Darkness
Waking to see her tear-stained face above me was enough to make my heart stutter. I was alive and free from that place—but not from the toll it had taken on my mind and body. My story should have ended, but one woman kept standing in the way of that.
my Strength
The only way I could have her was to find a way to put the darkness to rest.

Warning: This isn't your rainbows and love sonnets kind of romance. This story explores topics of abduction and slavery, and contains explicit scenes of dubious consent, graphic violence and sex.

About The Author
Skye Callahan is an Ohio-girl who has spent a lifetime chained to the imaginary worlds of the characters who live in her head. Although it was her interest in paranormal that originally inspired her to pick up the pen, she has recently followed her interest in BDSM and dark romance to venture into other realms of fiction. She currently lives with her husband and two ferrets, who keep her plenty busy when she’s not writing.
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Excerpt
“How many women did you have sex with while you were there?”
It was the third time Dr. Combs had asked me that question. And for the third time I wanted to avoid it.
I had just gotten out of that hell, and I still had the bullet hole in my chest to prove it, but it didn’t stop my boss on pushing the psychiatric evaluation.
Dr. Combs cleared her throat, and my jaw clenched.
I didn’t even want to admit the number to myself even though I could se every one of the girls in my head.
Kat, the red-headed braggart who thought she owned every man who walked into the retreat.
Gabby, the indignant curly haired brunette.
Raini a gorgeous but frail girl who was transferred in right after I went undercover. I had feared that one more night in Ross’ bed would kill her before her first week was up.
Alley, a blond sweetheart who belonged to Miles, my unconventional friend.
Silver, the girl who simultaneously ruined and saved me.
She was the only reason I was alive, and the only reason I had what was left of my soul—except she wasn’t real. Like my undercover alias, Kirk, she was forged from necessity and determination.
And somewhere out there Rose was learning to live her own life again.
At least that’s what I hoped. The day after I was shot in the raid on the “sex retreat”, my superiors had me transferred to another hospital and put under protective custody until they were sure I was safe.
I was fairly positive they were more concerned that any real threat to my life would come from me, since there were very few people who knew of my undercover involvement in the operation.
The only company I was allowed was Dr. Combs, my new shrink. I didn’t want a shrink. I wanted the woman who saved me—the only person who stood a chance of bringing me any kind of peace.
The woman I could never have.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Giveaway & Cover Reveal - Debonair by Jani Kay

Check out the cover for Debonair and enter to win some great 
books by Jani Kay!

Title: Debonair
Author: Jani Kay
Release Date: November 10, 2014 as part of OWNED: An Alpha Anthology
Book Cover Design By Louisa Maggio of LM Creations

Synopsis
deb•o•nair
adjective \ˌde-bə-ˈner\
of a man : dressing and acting in a stylish and sophisticated way : urbane, attractive, charming and confident

Debonair and sexy-as-sin Tyler Sinclair has fought his way from poverty to the top as a Wall Street stockbroker. Hungry for success, ambitious for power and glory, he doesn’t have time for messy emotions like love. When his colleague is called away on business, Tyler is stuck with an intern he never wanted and doesn’t have time for. Three weeks of torture await him.

Raised by a single mother, Brooklyn Bennett is an Australian girl who works and studies hard to achieve her dreams. She scores an internship with a prestigious firm in New York for six months. Focused on her career, she can't afford to lose sight of her goals. Love is not on her agenda.

From the moment Tyler lays eyes on the girl with the golden hair, strange accent and sassy attitude, something about her intrigues him. Can he teach her all she needs to learn without losing his heart? Can he make her yield to him not only in the boardroom but also in the bedroom? Will a few nights of passion change the way they both feel about love . . . or is it just about sex, money and desire?


About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Author - Jani Kay
Jani has been a bookworm all her life - as a voracious reader, she would gladly spend her last dollar on a book. She’s fascinated that for the mere price of a book (often less than the price of a coffee!) she can escape her life for a while and see the world through someone else's eyes.
Jani has a wicked sense of humor, loves the color red, and is a fiery Aries.
In her 'other' life, Jani is a business woman and a scientist - a creative scientist though - she formulates skin care products and brews up concoctions in her lab...*evil laugh*
Jani has 2 beautiful children who have grown into amazing young adults. Her hubby takes care of her while she writes by making sure her stash of M&Ms never run out and supports her dream of growing up to be an author. They happily call Western Australia home.
One of the questions Jani is asked most, is if she has been to all the places she describes in her books. The answer is YES! Besides reading and writing, her favorite 'thing' is traveling.
Ever since her childhood, she’s wanted to be a writer and now that she has finally faced her fear of failure head on, she’s discovered her own unique style of writing and her 'voice'. She loves to burn the midnight oil to tell all the stories in her head. (Yeah, those characters are a noisy bunch!)

Above all, Jani believes in Kindness, Karma, Magic & Miracles...
Jani would love to hear from you!
She is on FB https://www.facebook.com/janikaybooks and would love it if you joined her group, Jani Kay’s Krusaders at http://goo.gl/tJWx7D
Check out her website/blog: www.janikaybooks.blogspot.com.au
You can email her at: janikaybooks@gmail.com
Jani’s Newletter link: http://tinyurl.com/msoblrd
AMAZON Author Page: http://tinyurl.com/n6tlgkv
GOODREADS AUTHOR PAGE
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7201427.Jani_Kay

Giveaway!
2x ebooks of each of my Titles: Scorpio Stinger MC Set, Open Your Eyes and Lost In France
A signed copy of "Lost In France" plus signed Bookmark & Postcard
A set of signed swag including Keyrings

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Cover Reveal - Chasing The Tide by A. Meredith Walters

I just added Chasing The Tide to my reading list.  

The powerful continuation of the story that began in Reclaiming the Sand- a tale of love and forgiveness and learning to over come a past that has come to define you.

Title: Chasing The Tide
Author: A. Meredith Walters
Release Date: December 16, 2014


Synopsis:
Bully and Victim
Friend and Lover
Past and Future
Ellie McCallum and Flynn Hendrick’s story was as painful as it was devastating. But they were able to find within each other an unlikely yet beautiful love. Despite the obstacles that tried to keep them apart.
And together they rose out of the ashes of their tragic history.
Now years after their life changing reunion Ellie is back in Wellston, having just graduated from college and ready to start her future with the man who taught her how to love. However, returning to a town that held so much bitterness and anger was the last place she wanted to start over.
But for Flynn, who is now an art professor at the community college and firmly rooted in the place that gave them their beginning, she’d do just about anything.
Yet it’s difficult building a life when you’ve only just learned how to live.
 And love, no matter how strong, doesn’t always conquer all. 
 Ellie and Flynn must learn how far they are willing to go to stay together. Or whether the ghosts of the past will consume them both.
Because finding a happily ever after is harder than it seems. Particularly when you’re fighting against the one thing that could destroy you.

Yourself.



About The Author
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.

A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.

Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Meredith-Walters/311504738868378 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5416410.A_Meredith_Walters 
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/A.-Meredith-Walters/e/B006QVHIWA/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1410889248&sr=1-2-ent 
Website: http://ameredithwalters.com/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorAMWalters



Reclaiming The Sand
From the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep comes a story of forgiveness, redemption and finding love in the most unlikely of places. 

*THIS IS A STANDALONE WITH NO CLIFFHANGER!* 
Bully and victim. 
Tormenter and tormented. 
Villain and hero. 

Ellie McCallum was a bully. No connection to anyone or anything. A sad and lonely existence for a young woman who had come to expect nothing more for herself. Her only happiness coming from making others miserable. 
Particularly Freaky Flynn. 

Flynn Hendrick lived a life completely disconnected even as he struggled to become something more than that boy with Asperger's. He was taunted and teased, bearing the brunt of systematic and calculated cruelty, ultimately culminating in a catastrophic turn of events that brought Ellie and Flynn’s worlds crashing down. 
But then Flynn and Ellie grew up. 
And moved on. 
Until years later when their paths unexpectedly cross again and the bully and the freak are face to face once more. 
When labels come to define you, finding yourself feels impossible. Particularly for two people disconnected from the world who inexplicably find a connection in each other. 
And out of the wreckage of their tragic beginnings, an unlikely love story unfolds. 
But a painful past doesn’t always want to let go. And old wounds are never truly healed…and sometimes the further you try to run from yourself the closer you come to who you really are.

BUY LINKS:
AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B00I8JEEC0
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reclaiming-the-sand-a-meredith-walters/1118922914?ean=2940149278428&itm=1&usri=reclaiming+the+sand


UNFORGIVEN by Rebecca Shea is LIVE!



About UNFORGIVEN

Lindsay Christianson seemingly has it all—the perfect career, the perfect boyfriend, and the best-laid plans for a perfect life—until one phone call changes everything.

With a moments notice, Lindsay must choose between her perfect life and her professional dreams. The choice momentarily seems clear when the opportunity to propel her career abruptly sends her across the country, leaving everything she loves behind in North Carolina.

Navigating a new city with a broken heart and a job where her colleagues will do anything to sabotage her success, the pressure quickly becomes too great. When old habits resurface, Lindsay finds herself chasing demons she thought were long since buried.

With pain and destruction left in her wake, will Lindsay find a way to erase the damage she’s done, or will her sins remain unforgiven?

**This book is a Contemporary Romance and contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.**

Add it to your Goodreads list here!

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About Rebecca Shea


Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable and Undone. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.
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Bad Son Rising by Julie A. Richman - Review & Kindle Giveaway - Five Stars


Another hit from Julie A. Richman!  I LOVE the Needing Moore Trilogy and Zac's story is PERFECT! Don't forget to read my review and enter to win a Kindle Paperwhite! 

*Bad Son Rising is a standalone*


Title:  Bad Son Rising
Author: Julie A. Richman
RELEASE DATE: September 12th
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Blurb
People think I'm a douche.
And maybe I am.
I use most people.
It's what I know.
But if I love you,
I'd die for you.
I just don't know that I'm worth loving.

Handsome, privileged bad boy Zac Moore has always played by his own rules - at school, in business, with women. He's rewritten the rules to suit his own needs and his needs are all that matter.

Serious and focused family friend Liliana Castillo has one goal. Leave the pre-Med program at Yale to help people in developing nations.

As their paths cross and uncross, a tale of love, agony, betrayal and growth is woven, transforming two people who've hidden from relationships and love.

This is a stand-alone novel.



Needing Moore Trilogy
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ONLY $3.99
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All three Bestselling, Top-Rated Books from The Needing Moore Trilogy by USA Today Bestseller Julie A. Richman, PLUS never before seen BONUS CHAPTERS for each book.

SEARCHING FOR MOORE – Book 1
MOORE TO LOSE – Book 2
MOORE THAN FOREVER – Book 3



Author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas. A creative writing major in college, reading and writing fiction has always been a passion. Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies and non-profit organizations. She is an award winning nature photographer plagued with insatiable wanderlust. Julie and her husband have one son and a white German Shepherd named Juneau.

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Review of Bad Son Rising

Bad Son RisingBad Son Rising by Julie A. Richman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Title:  Bad Son Rising
Author: Julie C. Richman
Series: Standalone (Series spin off)
Release Date: September 12, 2014
Rating: 4.75 - 5.00 stars
Cliffhanger: No
Spoiler-free review

Zac Moore was a lot of things:  asshole, sex toy, manipulative and a selfish prick. He also happens to be crazy sexy and smart.  Zac is used to getting what he wants with his incredible looks and sizeable bank account. When we first met Zac in the Searching For  Moore series, he was a huge trouble-making prick and a bad son. He gets kicked out of school and even injures his pregnant step-mother.  On paper, he looks like an uber-douche. Zac meets Lily and his whole world changes. He is instantly taken with her…but she doesn’t want anything to do with him. Zac believes he isn’t worthy of love.

“If his exterior wasn’t a draw for her she would never want him. He was too messed up to ever be a consideration for her. And she was smart, maybe she’d already sensed that, somehow already figured out his darkest secrets and shortcomings.”

A few years go by, and he still can’t get Lily out of his head.  He gets his act together and is on his way to graduate school and on his way to making something of himself. He volunteers to work in the Congo where he can see Lily again. Zac falls in love with his work and Lily.  Then his world came crashing down.  Can he save himself & save Lily? Can this bad son rise to the occasion? It is too late for this bad boy to get the good girl he feels he doesn’t deserve?

Bad Son Rising is a story of love and second chances. It is truly a sweet and sexy coming of age romance. I can't believe Zac went from zero to hero! BSR can be read as a standalone...but to understand Zac and the Moore family saga I would suggest reading Julie’s Moore series (which happens to be fantastic). I really enjoyed everything about this book from the characters (yes, even Zac) to the well-paced and developed plot that didn't feel rushed.  Julie did a tremendous job developing Zac’s character and taking this story to a whole new level. This is not a tale of insta-love and was truly refreshing.  Moore series fans this is a no brainer…go one click this one now…you will not be disappointed.

This review appears on www.kindlecrack.net,www.facebook.com/..., Goodreads, Amazon, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter. A review copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cover Makeover - Lost In You by Heidi McLaughlin Gets A New Cover!

Lost In You by Heidi McLaughlin got a new cover!  Read why Heidi changed the cover below.

LOST IN YOU by Heidi McLaughlin
RE-RELEASING SEPTEMBER 23,  2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance 

BOOK SUMMARY: 
Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps. 

Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her. 

When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she's known. 

Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: 
Why I changed the cover

Since its release, I’ve heard over and over again how much people love the cover, but they’re not fans of “country western” novels. It’s hard to convince people that the novel was about something else. With this story being near and dear to my heart, I went back to Sarah Hansen (months ago) and we started brainstorming. It wasn’t until she found the absolute most fitting image did we start moving forward. 
Now some of you know I’ve changed a cover before and when I did, I offered new content. This is the same case. I have Lost in Us coming out in October which is the epilogue to Lost in You.

I hope you love the new cover as much a I do and love the cover for Lost in Us just as much. 



Author Information
Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.

Author Links:
Website:  http://heidimclaughlin.com/ 
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/HeidiMcLaughlinAuthor 
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/HeidiJoVT 
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6568302.Heidi_McLaughlin