Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cover Reveal: RACE TO MY HEART by Abby P. Cook & Kimberly Blalock

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RACE TO MY HEART
Authors: Abby P Cook & Kimberly Blalock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Danielle Armand is not broken. She's experienced her share of devastation, but that hasn't stopped Dannie. With her life turned on its axis she fights harder and is becoming stronger. 

Cash Fantneau is a thrill seeker dabbling in underground street racing. He can have any woman he wants and knows it.

When he meets Dannie, he knows he's ready to give up the bad boy ways for the woman of his dreams.

When she meets Cash, all she wants is to slap that smug look off his cocky face. But she can't deny the pull she feels and the more he tries to get her to let him in, the more she finds it hard to resist. 

When faced with a hard decision, can Cash wave the white flag? Will Dannie open up to the man racing to her heart? Or will he be forced to race to a finish line he may not survive?

Find out in "Race To My Heart"



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~ RELEASE DATE ~
SUMMER 2015






~ Abby P. Cook ~
Growing up in Louisiana allowed Abby to learn the joys of Life. From the deep south, where all you see is the beauty of the rivers and wildlife, to the gorgeous historic towns where the culture seeps deep into your soul. In 2000 she met the man of her dreams and moved to Connecticut where she now lives with her husband, two children and two nieces she has adopted. 

After life allowed her to slow down and breath, she had picked up a book and was again thrust into the book world. Starting her own book blog, she had the amazing opportunity to meet brilliant authors, bloggers and fans. Writing had always been a dream for her and after meeting a very talented author, began to co-write her first book. Now, she is living the life of dreams come true as she has read many times in the books she so loves.

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~ Kimberly Blalock ~

Kimberly has been writing since she was a young girl growing up in Kansas City, Mo. Reading and writing has always been a big part of her life. She enjoys a world she can get lost in while reading a good book. A wife and mother to four beautiful children she decided she wasn’t busy enough. She spent some time chasing down fugitives as a bounty hunter then laid down her hand cuffs and finished her college degree in nursing. 

Kimberly loves discovering new music to jam out to and loves anything that’s different. Her many interests include Google, you heard it! Google. If you need to know any unusual or interesting fact she has searched it and can recite it. Her motto is: Why be the same as everyone else when you can stand out? 

When Kimberly isn’t writing or playing superhero for her children, she takes care of her patients as a Registered nurse in the field of hospice.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Blog Tour: THE NINES by Dakota Madison and Sierra Avalon


THE NINES
Authors: Dakota Madison & Sierra Avalon
Genre: Romantic Suspense
~ SYNOPSIS ~
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dakota Madison and Sierra Avalon team up to bring readers a new breed of antiheroes…THE NINES.

Vengeance is mine not the Lord’s. It’s what I breathe for. It’s what I’m still living for. I live for the moment when I will literally have his eye for mine. It’s been two years. Two long and difficult years, but my plan is nearly complete. When I’m not in a hospital having doctors try to repair my ravaged body I spend my time on the computer, doing hacking jobs for large corporations and governments who don’t want to get their hands dirty or be associated with a job if things go sideways. But they don’t have any reason to worry. I’m meticulous, so I’ll never get caught. Just one thing stands in my way: The mysterious young woman without a past who desperately wants to be part of my future. I just need to figure out why…

THE NINES is an ongoing romantic suspense series. Each book can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as PART OF THE SERIES.





For a brief moment I panic because the girl standing outside my house turns to face me and for a second it’s almost like she can see inside of my house and she’s watching me. 

But I know it’s not possible. If she really had caught a glimpse of me she would have already backed away in horror, wouldn’t she? 

The girl just looks puzzled. Her head is cocked like she’s trying to figure something out. Then I see her walk towards the front of my house. 

I hurry out of the kitchen and into the living room. I move the curtains on the front windows the slightest bit so that I can just make out what she’s doing. She’s standing right outside on the front walk way, staring at my front entrance. 

What in the world could she possibly want with me? 

Then it occurs to me. Maybe it’s not me she wants at all. Maybe she’s one of my aunt’s former students. 

She looks down at a small piece of paper in her hands and then looks back up at the house. It’s almost as if she’s trying to decide whether or not she should walk up to the front door and knock. 

I’m not sure what I’ll do if she does decide to knock on the door. It’s broad daylight. I only have deliveries come at night, when it’s difficult to see me, and I always leave the lights off, obscuring their view of me even further. 

I hold my breath waiting to see what the girl will do. Just when I think she might make her way up to the door she takes off down the road instead. 

I breathe a small sigh of relief that I don’t have to deal with her at the door. But in a small way I also feel a twinge of disappointment.


~ Dakota Madison ~
DAKOTA MADISON is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR. She has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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~ Sierra Avalon ~
SIERRA AVALON writes contemporary romance novels with a little sass and lots of spice. She lives in a small town outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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Cover Reveal: Gunny by MariaLisa deMora


Shattered following a devastating betrayal that results in the death of his friends, Lane Robinson finds himself in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a world away from his previous life as a Marine. Robinson is trying to forget the past, but healing from the deadly deceit that cut blood deep is hard, and memories of that treachery taint every interaction in his life. He misses the comradery and bond he had with his brothers in arms, and now can’t help but view everyone around him with mistrust and suspicion.
Robinson meets a member of the Rebel Wayfarers motorcycle club, and with an introduction into the biker’s circle of friends, he finds that elusive sense of home that has been missing from his life for too long. Initiated into the club and now called Gunny, Robinson buries himself in his new life as a Rebel member.

Secure within his newfound family, Gunny fills his days with solitary work and finds he possesses a gift for motorcycle restoration, forming a career out of this exacting passion. Trying to leave behind the man he was before the club, unfortunately his feelings of cynicism aren’t so easy to set aside. Even within the club, surrounded by members he readily calls brother, he grants his trust to only a few. One of those is Davis Mason, national president, and a man he is proud to call friend.
Into this meticulously constructed life dances Sharon Elkins, the one woman who seems to possess the ability to tear down the walls he has spent so long building. She is the first person who sees beyond his surface fa├žade, the first he’s let get close in so long…can he trust the emotions she stirs in his soul?

As she becomes an ever more important part of his world, darkness from their former lives collides in a dangerous cascade of conspiracy and schemes. Can he protect the woman he has come to love, and will they be able to fight their way clear of the chaos that threatens to entrap them?

 Release date: June 29, 2015


Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic of books at an early age. Every summer, she would spend hours in the local library, devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a book-a-holic, she says “I’ve always loved to read, but then I discovered writing, and found I adored that, too. For reading … if nothing else is available, I’ve been known to read the back of the cereal box.” She still reads voraciously, and always has a few books going in paperback, hardback, on devices, on napkins! 

Oatmeal is her comfort food. She hates gardening but loves flowers; not cut arrangements, but in the wild, outside. She has a deep and abiding respect for our military. Her dad was career Air Force, and flew during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. Parades make her cry. Walking Dead is about the only TV she watches anymore, don’t bother her on Walking Dead night, when she’s been known to shout, “Go Team Darryl!” Yes, she’s still sad about Firefly.

She’s a hockey fan, like … a serious hockey fan. She’s loyal to the Edmonton Oilers, but asks that we don’t judge her about that. She also likes the Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators. The local ECHL team, the Fort Wayne Komets, are a fav of hers, and she has season tickets. She’ll also generally try to hit the road games within a hundred-mile radius.

She’s a wanna-be hiker, working on a “bucket list” of hikes like Knobstone (completed in four days mid-April 2014 – whoooo!), sectioning parts of the AT (51 miles in Georgia in early-May 2014), and now and then looking west towards PCT.

She embraces her inner geek; MariaLisa has been working in the tech field for a couple decades. A sometime PC gamer, she still plays EverQuest after all these years. She says, “What can I say, I’m loyal (see above, I’m an Oilers fan LOL). Yes, I’ve heard of WoW, and have a coupla toons there, too.”

On music, she says, “I love music of nearly any kind—jazz, country, rock, alt rock, metal, classical, bluegrass, rap, gangstergrass, hip hop—you name the type, I probably listen to it. I can often be seen dancing through the house in the early mornings. But what I really, REALLY love is live music. My favorite way to experience live music is seeing bands in small, dive bars [read: small, intimate venues]. If said bar [venue] has a good selection of premium tequila, then that’s a definite plus!”




Release Day Blitz: Hell To Pay by Jenny Thomson


HELL TO PAY
Author: Jenny Thomson
Series: Crimes Files Book #1
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: April 28th 2015
Genre: Mystery | Thriller
✢ SYNOPSIS ✢
Nancy Kerr refuses to be a victim—even when she walks in on her parents’ killers and is raped and left for dead… 

Fourteen months later, Nancy wakes up in a psychiatric hospital with no knowledge of how she got there. 

Slowly, her memory starts to return. 

Released from the institution, she has just one thing on her mind—two men brought hell to her family home. 

Now they’re in for some hell of their own… 

Hell To Pay is Book One is a Series.

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Chapter 1

I’m cold, colder than I’ve ever been in my entire life and I don’t know why. Slowly, I open my eyes, tentatively at first because even opening them a fraction feels like someone's shoving red-hot pins into them. The light is so bright.

What’s with the light anyway?

Has Michael wandered in, blootered on some poncy new beer and left the light on, after collapsing in a heap onto the bed?  I’ll brain him if he has. I’m no good to anyone when I don’t get my eight hours.

Pulling myself up in bed, I reach out my arm to nudge him awake so I can give him a right mouthful. My hand finds empty space.

Where is he?

My eyes sting as I prise them open – it’s as though there's been an accident with false lashes and I've glued my eyelashes together - and that’s when I realise I’m not in our flat. The reason I’m freezing is because I’m wearing a tracing paper thin hospital gown: the kind that shows off your backside when you’re being whisked off to x-ray.

A tidal wave of panic hits me and I jerk into full consciousness.

What’s happened to me?

I try to remember, but my brain’s all bunged up as if the top of my head's been removed and the cavity filled with cotton wool.

My arms are bandaged up. Have I been in an accident?  If I have, I don’t remember. 

Maybe I hit my head. 

I take in my surroundings. If I’m in hospital, it’s no ordinary one. For one thing, my room’s more like a cell. There’s a bed and a table bolted to the floor, but no personal stuff: photos, or cards, or stuffed animals from people wishing me well. Does anyone even know I’m here? 

I grope for a call button to get a nurse, but there isn’t one. What the hell? This place is a prison. 

Staggering out of bed, I fight the wave of nausea and dizziness that make me want to yell at the world to stop moving because I want to get off the carousel. The tile floor is stone cold and there are no slippers by the bed. My feet are ice blocks. Why don’t I have any socks or tights on?  

Before I reach the door, there's a jingle of keys, then a key scrapes in the lock. 

Holding my breath, I brace myself for what’s coming. 

A woman I don’t recognize with brown hair tied back in a ponytail appears. She’s dressed in a nurse’s uniform and there’s a small smile playing on the edge of her lips.

"Good, you’re awake, Nancy."

She sounds pleased, as if we’re bosom buddies, when I’ve never seen her before in my life.

"Where am I?"

My voice comes out as a rasp as though my throat’s been sandpapered down.

The nurse puts a hand on my shoulder. "Let’s get you back into bed, Nancy."

I do as she says. I’m worried if I don’t lie back, I’ll faint.

"You’re in Parkview Hospital," she says, as she fixes the pillows so I can sit upright.

I know all the hospitals in Glasgow, but I haven’t heard of that one. I ask her what kind of hospital it is and she tells me it’s a psychiatric facility. The reason I haven’t heard of it, is because they don’t publicize it. Perhaps because it’s full of nutters they want to keep away from society. The prospect terrifies me because that would mean they must think I’m cuckoo. Why else would I be here?  

I suck in my breath. When I ask her if this is a nut house, she presses her lips tightly together as she tells me no one refers to psychiatric hospitals in that way anymore. 

Suitably chastised, I mumble an apology not because I think one’s needed, but because she’s the one with the keys.

"Why am I here?"

I’m dreading the answer, but I need to know. I don’t feel any different. Surely if I’d lost my mind, I'd know.

"You had a breakdown."

The way she says it, she could be talking about the weather.

She asks me if I want anything and I tell her a pair of proper pajamas, a dressing gown and slippers would be nice because I’m an ice block. If she gets in touch with Mum, she’ll bring me in some stuff. 

Her smile’s still there, but breaks down around the corners of her mouth. There’s something she’s not telling me, because she’s worried how I’ll react. There’s fear in her eyes. I notice she’s wearing a lucky heather brooch, the same one I got for Mum. 

I’m staring at it as she tells me she’s going to fetch a doctor, when a memory stirs inside me and no matter how hard I try to push it away, someone’s taken their finger out the dyke and the water’s rushing in. 

Blood, blood everywhere. Dad’s slumped in his favorite armchair, head bent forward as if in prayer (he never prayed a day in his life); a single bullet hole in his head. I know it’s him, even although his face has been beaten to a pulp: his blood staining the fireside rug my mum was so fond of. Even in death, my dad has a presence. He fills a room with the sheer weight of his personality. Discarded nearby is the baseball bat they used on him. It’s covered in blood and something sticky and dark brown, resembling raw mincemeat.

***TO BE CONTINUED***



✢ ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
Jenny Thomson

Jenny Thomson is an award-winning crime writer who has been scribbling away all her life. She also writes as Jennifer Thomson.

Inspired by her love of zombies and The Walking Dead, she wrote The Restless Dead. 

She kills people for a living in the Crime File series of books for Limitless Publishing. Book 1, 2 and 3, will be out soon. 

To find out more details, check out her publisher's site at http://www.limitlesspublishing.net/authors/jenny-thomson/
Her novella, How Kirsty Gets Her Kicks, about a one legged Glasgow barmaid who goes on the run with a gun and a safe load of gangster's cash after killing one of his henchmen, will be published by the critically acclaimed Snubnose Press 

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Release Day Blitz: SEEKER by Amy Reece


✢ ✢ ✢ The Seeker NOW AVAILABLE! ✢ ✢ ✢
(Book One of the Seeker Series)
by author Amy Reece

Genre: YA/Paranormal/Romance/Suspense 


✢ SYNOPSIS 
Ally Moran has always just known about things—things she shouldn’t really be able to know… 

Suddenly when she starts having vivid visions about a former friend who is in desperate trouble, the adults in her life think she might hold the key to an ancient mystery. 

Jack Ruiz has a troubled past, but is trying to make a fresh start at a new high school… 

He just wants to keep his head down and graduate, hopefully before he turns 20. The last thing he needs is to get involved with a feisty redhead and her psychic visions. 

While Jack valiantly attempts to keep Ally at arm’s length, she is equally determined to be a part of his life. Who will win this battle of wills? 

More importantly… 

Can this unlikely couple work together to find answers to Ally’s visions before someone gets killed?

The Seeker is Book One is a Series


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Amy Reece lives in Albuquerque, NM, with her husband and family. She loves to read and travel and has an unhealthy addiction to dogs. She loves wine and friends, in that order. Stay tuned for the rest of The Seeker Series, coming Summer and Fall 2015

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Blog Tour: THE BLUE ROOM Series by Kailin Gow

THE BLUE ROOM
Author: KAILIN GOW
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
~ SYNOPSIS ~
From the international bestselling author of The Protege Series, The Never Knights Trilogy, PULSE, and SESSIONS Series, comes a new adult romantic suspense.. 

*****"Love love love The Blue Room! Can't wait for more!" 
- P. Bennett, MN 
*****"The chemistry is so hot! I know Terrence is bad for Staci, but I want them together." 
- Mary T. 
*****"I found my new addictive read! Can't wait to get into the next book."
- Addicted to Books Blog 

Would you sell your soul or body to find out the truth? 

When Danny Blue of the Never Knights inherited his playboy billionaire father's businesses and legacy, he didn't realized his father's pet project was the Blue Room, the most elite and secret club in the highest circle. He was happy to let his half-brother Terrence Blue run the club, but with Terrence's womanizing ways and carefree attitude when it came to everything, he wasn't sure if that was a good idea. 

Terrence Blue wasn't sure that was a good idea as well because it would cramp his style as a former patron of the club, but when he spotted virginal Staci Atussi starting at The Blue Room, he had a change of heart. Not only was Staci Atussi a knockout without knowing it, but she was the challenge he had been craving. 

For Staci Atussi, working at The Blue Room was her solution to a desperate situation, but as she became integrated into the world of The Blue Room and the mysteries surrounding its patrons and the sexy Blues, she wondered if she had traded in her desperation for something far more sinister. 

The Blue Room is a New Adult Contemporary Suspense Series intended for readers age 18 and Up. 




The Blue Room #8 – COMING EARLY MAY! 


~ SERIES REVIEW: 3 STARS ~

I have never read one of Kailin Gow's books, although I have seen her name a few times, so this tour was the perfect opportunity for me to read a new-to-me author. While the writing style was not my favorite, and I had a few issues with the editing and grammar, I am glad I took the chance to sit down and read the first seven books....it's a really interesting series. I will admit, I wanted to stop after I got into the first book, but I wanted to see what this author could do with this storyline. I am glad I pushed through because the books got better as I continued to read and got invested in the story. So much so, that I will be getting the last book, because I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

This was a suspenseful series and the storyline engaged me so much that I read each book, one after the other, very quickly. The books are all novellas, so they are short and to the point, but they pack in quite a bit of drama and intrigue. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

This series circles around Staci and her quest to get answers as to what happened to her best friend who has went missing without a trace. But this crusade sets off a more deep and serious mission as she finds out the depravity and depths of destruction that circle The Blue Room and the girls there. When one question seemingly gets 'answered', another three pop up! There are more questions than there are answers at this point, and I am completely freaking out because I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

Staci meets Mr. X and Terrence during her employment at The Blue Room.....and immediately has a connection with both of these men. She learns many things, including the power of her own emotions she never knew existed. She falls for both of these men, but they each provide a different level of love and lust for her, and she is finding herself comparing the different ways that they take care of her. The way that she responds to Mr. X is polar opposite to the way she responds to Terrence. The ending of book seven was a good cliffie to segue into the last and final book of the series. Needless to say, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

So, as you can see....I am completely intrigued with how this story ends for Staci, Terrence and Mr. X. I have my personal wants....I know what I would love to see and I would love to know who she ends up with, if any, seeing as each man makes her feel a deep connection to them, but again.....I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

Do you see a theme here....?





~ KAILIN GOW ~

Kailin Romance are the scorching hot romance-themed books for age 18 and up by bestselling, award-winning author of YA, Fantasy, and Suspense Kailin Gow. 

Kailin Gow has been an author since 2001 in multiple genres starting out in Middle Grade, Fantasy, Action Adventure, then YA, New Adult, and Erotica. With over 200 books published and over 40 active series, translated into multiple languages, she is a bestselling international author, speaker, radio and tv personality, producer, and filmmaker. 

Many of her book series have been picked up to be developed into video games, films, and television series. Her middle grade book series and YA books are being developed into comic books. http://www.imdb.me/kailingow 

Of her books under Kailin Romance, SESSIONS has been optioned as a tv series, the Loving Summer Series is under development as a film, and Rock Hard Love Hard is being developed as a rock musical play for Las Vegas.

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Cover Reveal: Shadows of Whitestone Manor by Brittany Jo James

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SHADOWS OF WHITESTONE MANOR
Author: Brittany Jo James
Series: The Winters Family Series, Book Two 
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Some shadows are as dark as night.

At least mine are.

My name is Grayson Winters and you’ve already been introduced to my family’s story.

Four months have passed since Lilith moved into Whitestone Manor to be with my brother, Orson. Now they’re getting married and it’s all I can do not to gag when they giggle at each other. Whitestone Manor represents nothing but secrets and darkness to me. Then, light begins to pour into my bleak world.

Prater Hahn has disappeared without a trace. Not that I blamed him or his brethren. I still wasn’t entirely sure Whitestone Manor was where I belonged either. All I knew for certain was that sweet, precious Ava Prescott seduced me with every bat of her eyelashes. Too bad for me, dating her was against the rules.

When a new danger arises to test the residents of Whitestone Manor, it falls on me to eliminate the problem. I thought I didn’t need my family’s help. I thought I could protect the ones I loved. Until I realized, not all who seem harmless truly are.

Loving the seemingly angelic girl I was forbidden to date certainly isn’t innocent.

But perhaps, neither is she?

If you aren’t afraid of what lurks in the shadows, I’ll tell you my story.



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SECRETS OF WHITESTONE MANOR
Author: Brittany Jo James
Series: The Winters Family Series, Book #1
Genre: Young Adult Romance | Paranormal Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Some secrets are too dark to ever be brought into the light. 

At least mine are.

My name is Orson Winters, and you already know too much for me to let you walk away.

A decade has passed since my parents were killed, forcing my younger siblings and me to move in with our estranged uncle. Whitestone Manor in all its grandeur was overwhelming enough. Then, we learned the family secret. 

There’s darkness in the world no one, besides a handful of fighting families, even knows exists. The Winters family is the most acclaimed of them all. However, power isn’t always pleasurable, especially considering that it’s my responsibility to keep my reckless brothers and sister from jeopardizing us all.

When an old enemy emerges from the shadows, Uncle Sebastian calls in another fighting family to assist. I didn’t need their help. I could independently protect my siblings and the rest of the world from danger. That was, until I met Lilith Shaw. Now I’m not even sure that I can protect myself.

I can’t focus on that, though. 

I’m the last one standing between you and those who wait in the darkness.

If you can keep a secret, I’ll tell you my story.



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~ Brittany Jo James ~

Brittany Jo James was born and raised in the small town of Idabel, Oklahoma. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Conlee, who is currently serving as an airman in the United States Air Force. They share two rowdy sons, Jagger and Jett. Her life revolves around living for God, caring for her family and writing, writing, writing. The James family is currently residing near Anchorage, Alaska until the USAF decides otherwise.

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