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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Atlantean Birthright Book Blast & Giveaway


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Freya Anders is ready to kill Dieter Yong and nothing is going to stop her, because ten years ago he callously murdered her parents. She is immortal; a descendant from Atlantis with precious gifts. It was her powers the Atlanteans were after that fateful night.

Allowing her grief and rage to consume her, she falls into a trap set by Dieter. When sexy, charismatic, Armand De Silva comes to her rescue, she is livid. Is her fury because Dieter survived, or because of the way she’s drawn to this stunning Atlantean?

When their slow burning desire for each other reaches boiling point, they must decide whether they have the strength to deal with their emotions and trust again. As Dieter launches his plan for revenge, can Freya find the courage to rescue Armand from certain death?








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Although writing has been a big part of life for many years, it’s since 2009 that I’ve completed most of my work. Starting off with a romance/thriller, then fantasy and my most recent work, which is paranormal romance.

I grew up in Essex, but now reside in Suffolk – with my husband, grown up son and Masai the cat - where I work part time as an admin assistant. My other hobbies and interests include; reading, Formula One racing, darts, listening to music - mainly rock - cinema, live concerts, going to the theatre, keeping fit, gardening and holidays.








Hallow's Eve Cover reveal

 
Hi everyone! I have the cover reveal for Hallow's Eve today along with and excerpt and giveaway.
 
First some about the book.
 
Blurb:
Twelve months ago, Hal’s world crashed and burned, taking the love of his life with it. He’s waited all year for that one special night when the souls of the departed come home, hoping his candle will summon back one in particular to heal his broken heart. But the forbidden knowledge he’s learned could call something far worse, and put more than his own soul at risk...

Excerpt:
The thud and chink of beer bottles and glasses on the bar announced Dan’s return.
“So?”
Hal shook his head. “Not tonight.”
“Oh, c’mon, man. Just one beer.”
Hal dropped his gaze to the glass he was still drying with a vehemence it didn’t deserve, avoiding his friend’s pleading stare. “Thanks, but I’m not in the mood.”
Dan made an exasperated sound. “Look, I know it’s nearly a year—”
Pain lanced into his chest. “Stop.” He looked up.
A frown creasing his tanned face, Dan glared back, but he shut up.
Hal sucked in a breath. He didn’t want to fight with Dan over this. The guy had stopped Hal’s life completely falling apart after last Halloween. “I know what you’re trying to do,” he murmured, and relief flickered in Dan’s brown eyes. “But I’m not ready to let it go.”
“I’m not saying you should, man. But how about getting back into some social interaction? You can’t spend the rest of your life as a recluse.”
“I won’t.” Hal smiled. Dan had no idea.
“Then come out for a beer.”
“Another time.”
“Tomorrow then. I know you’ve got the Halloween shift off.”
Hal put down the glass he’d abused. “I’m busy.”
“Oh, yeah? Doing what? Trick or treating?” Dan scoffed. “What is it with you and Halloween? You never struck me as religious enough to find it offensive, but you don’t go out and have any fun either. So how come you always take the night off?”
Hal looked around the bar at all the tawdry holiday decorations, and debated how to answer. Maybe Dan thought he was a closet Christian or something. The truth would shock the hell out of him. Especially with what Hal had planned this year. “My...family don’t see it as something to joke about.”
“Oh. Strict Catholic or something?”
“Something like that.” Hal smiled at the thought of his parents taking Holy Communion. But let Dan interpret it any way he liked.
 


Coming 8th October, Hallow’s Eve will be available in all digital formats from Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, All Romance eBooks, and most digital online retailers.
Link: http://www.pippajay.co.uk/#!hallows-eve/c6fi
Bio:
After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, blogging at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include a YA science fiction novel—Gethyon—published through BURST (Champagne Books), a scifi romance novella—Tethered—published by Breathless Press, a YA paranormal romance—Restless In Peaceville—published by Lycaon Press, three self-published short stories (Terms & Conditions Apply, The Bones of the Sea, and Reboot), and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place).

You can stalk her at her website, or at her blog, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Skating On Thin Ice Release Blast: Excerpt & Giveaway


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Jami Davenport presents Game on in Seattle, a new series featuring Seattle sports teams, hot men, and strong women.

He trusts his gut, she trusts her numbers, and neither trusts the other, as a billionaire's mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart.

Ethan Parker, a billionaire determined to bring a professional hockey to Seattle, will stop at nothing to realize his dream. After signing an agreement to purchase another city's team, Ethan is anxious to make the move to Seattle, but a gag order by the League forces him to keep the sale a secret until the season ends, leaving him no choice but to go undercover as a consultant to study his team during the playoffs.

Lauren Schneider, Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Giants hockey team, gets no respect from the team's testosterone-loaded staff. When Ethan bursts onto the scene, full of charm and genuinely interested in her opinions, she shares the team's weaknesses and discovers a weakness of her own--for Ethan. But when his true identity is revealed, and he starts cleaning house based on her unwitting input, his betrayal cuts deeply on both a professional and personal level. Bound by an employment contract, Lauren reluctantly moves to Seattle to work for the newly christened Seattle Sockeyes and her sexy, infuriating boss.

Lauren and Ethan must come to terms with their passions--for the team, for hockey, and for each other. Will their situation build a frozen wall between them, or will their love burn hot enough to melt the ice shielding their hearts?









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An advocate of happy endings, Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare. She works in computer support in her day job and juggles too many balls, but she wouldn't have it any other way.



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Friday, September 26, 2014

Romancing My Love Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway


Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Romancing My Love blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Romancing My Love 
The Bradens # 9
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing September 15th, 2014

Blurb
After months of caring for her terminally ill mother, Rebecca Rivera is left all alone in a world she doesn’t trust—but she’s determined not to let her mother’s death define her. Losing her job, having to pummel some jerk for being too handsy, and living in her car are just temporary setbacks to an otherwise solid plan in finding her footing. Full of pride and used to being in control of her life, she’s certain she can make it on her own. The last thing Rebecca needs is a man to fix her troubles—even if that man is strikingly handsome, wealthy, and charismatic Pierce Braden.

Pierce is a powerful real estate investor on the verge of a major acquisition. As the eldest of six siblings raised by a single mother, he’s spent his life protecting those he loves. He’s used to being in charge and making things right, and although he’d give his life for his family, he treats the women he dates as expendable—until he meets sexy and stubborn Rebecca Rivera, a woman who is as strong as she is vulnerable.

Passion ignites between them, and the two share their most intimate thoughts and desires. It doesn’t take long for Pierce to realize that Rebecca is as determined not to be saved as he is to find a way into her heart. As their love grows, Rebecca must face fears she didn’t even realize she had—and Pierce must learn the hard truth that sometimes less really is more. Is the power of true love enough for Rebecca and Pierce to learn to give up control and allow their hearts to take over?

My Review
Rebecca is a proud woman who has fallen on hard times. She gave up her dream to care for her terminally ill mother. That is something she doesn't regret one bit. Now she is all alone and living in her car. She just quit her job but is determined to get a new one and get back on her feet. She doesn't want a hand out and wouldn't take it if you did give it to her. She really doesn't want a man stepping in trying to fix things for her. Pierce is a successful man and he has never been bitten by the love bug. When he meets Rebecca he sees a strong sexy woman and just has to get to know her better. He does everything he can to help her even when she doesn't want it. She keeps how hard it has been from him but she can't deny he is slipping under her skin. They both have control issues and have to learn to trust each other and open up.

Pierce is a sexy powerful man who isn't looking for love. He works hard and loves to take care of things for those he cares about. He is forgetful at times. Rebecca is a very strong woman who is very proud. She has had to have help a few times but it isn't something she ask for herself. She only took what she had to to help her mom. She never gives up even when she is living in her car. She isn't willing to let go of control and Pierce is used to jumping in and taking control.

I always love the Braden men and the women they fall for. Pierce I have to say isn't my favorite one but I did like him. Rebecca I loved. She has had life kick her down but she never gives up. She has goals in mind and she still reaches for them even when she has hit rock bottom. While at times she can be to proud I have to respect her for that. I love the chemistry between the two and how they are good together. Pierce never puts her down and he even takes her opinion in to play. He sees beyond just her body and respects her mind. Always a great thing. She does keep it a secret she was living in her car and never wants anyone to think she is using him for his money. I have to say they have a great story and I loved seeing them both come to terms about their control issues. They have to learn to hide nothing and help each other without pushing. If you haven't read this series it is a must read. These character become like your family after you read the books and you just keep wanting to know more and more.

4 out of 5 Stars 


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"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"-- Bestselling Author Jennie Shortridge

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. This is psychological suspense at its most chilling. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked." International bestseller, M.J. Rose 

Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

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Twitter: @Melissa_Foster
My social network for women: http://www.TheWomensNest.com
World Literary Café: http://www.worldliterarycafe.com
Facebook Melissa Foster: http://www.facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor (Fanpage) 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What I Love About You Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the What I Love About You blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

What I Love About You
Truly, Idaho # 3 
By: Rachel Gibson 
Releasing August 26th, 2014
Avon Romance 

Blurb
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson returns to Truly, Idaho, and to the fate of sexy SEAL Blake Junger

GIMMEE A B-R-E-A-K!

Ex-high school cheerleader Natalie Cooper could once shake her pom-poms with the best of them. But she's paid for all that popularity—her husband's run off with what's left of their money and a twenty-year-old bimbo named Tiffany. Leaving Natalie to manage a photo store and having to see some pictures she, well, really shouldn't.

GIMMEE A S-H-O-T!

Then she comes toe-to-manly chest with Blake Junger. Exiled to a remote cabin in Truly, Idaho, Blake wants nothing to do with anyone. Instead, he's determined to struggle with his demons and win—all on his own. But the last thing he needs is Natalie distracting him with her luscious curves and breaking down the barriers of his heart.


GIMMEE YOUR H-E-A-R-T!

Can be read as a standalone. Returns to Truly, ID and is about the second Junger twin, Blake Junger.

My Review
Blake has moved to Truly to be alone and get rid of his drinking problem and the memories of fighting in wars. He is a great as his job and just wants to get his head clear. He doesn't expect to be bothered by a little girl or her to attractive mother. Natalie had it all once but her husband took it all away except for her daughter. She came back home to Truly. While she used to be a cheerleader now she spends her time raising her daughter and managing a photo store. Blake is the first man since her husband that she is really attracted to. To bad he seems to have a bad attitude. They become close after a shared pet keeps them coming together. However he may be to scared to open up to give them a chance.

Blake is the man that gets sent in when hope is lost. He is great at his job but he has had drinking problems in the past. He is afraid to  open up and ask for help or to talk about what bothers him. He is very sexy and while he can seem like a jerk at times he also has his sweet moments. Natalie is the woman who had it all. Now she is the one people talk about. She didn't do any wrong but still pays the price for what her husband did. She is a wonderful mother and a very sexy woman. I love how she is embarrassed easy and she can be funny at times.

This was a great story as Blake and Natalie don't seem like two people who will every get together. He can be rather hateful and rude at times. I didn't know how they would get past their first meeting. I love Natalie's daughter as she plays a big part in this story. Blake is the tough guy who keeps everything bottled up. He has to learn to open up and it's ok to let loose and talk. I felt so bad for Natalie and enjoyed seeing how she didn't let her ex bring her down. She picked the mess of her life up and made something of herself. There is a lot of heat in this book as They work well in bed together. I love the growth of feelings in this book. If you enjoy a book about two people with a chance at happiness if they just take the step you will enjoy this one.

4 out of 5 Stars


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Rachel Gibson lives in Idaho with her husband, three kids, two cats and a dog of mysterious origin. She began her fiction career at age 16, when she ran her car into the side of a hill, retrieved the bumper, and drove to a parking lot, where she strategically scattered the car’s broken glass all about. She told her parents she’d been the victim of a hit and run and they believed her. She’s been making up stories ever since, although she gets paid better for them nowadays.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Little Harmless Secret Release Day Blast & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have the release day blast for A Little Harmless Secret today. there is info in the book and a giveaway for you all.

A Little Harmless Secret 
Harmless # 10
By: Melissa Schroeder
Releasing September 23, 2014
Self-Published

Blurb
Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you can trust them.

Devon Stryker is a man with no past—not one anyone can dig up that is. His made up identity has kept him safe from everyone, except one woman. Five years earlier he let his guard down once, one night of unforgettable passion. He has yet to get her out of his mind. When he thinks he sees her in Seattle, he becomes obsessed with finding her.

Alicia Hughes hasn’t forgotten Devon either. She had been on assignment from MI-6 to find him. Since he disappeared, her life has fallen apart. When she comes face to face with the one man she loved—and the one she fears the most—she panics. When he catches up to her, he finds the woman he has always loved—and the child they made together.

As the old lovers form a tentative alliance, the feelings they both had for each other rise to the surface. They have to let those things go to protect everything they hold dear in the world because someone is intent on destroying them…by any means possible.

WARNING: This title includes secrets, guns, a sexy know-it-all hero, spies, a heroine who doesn’t trust the hero, meddling inlaws, even more spies, double crosses, cool computer things, and two people who can’t seem to keep their hands off each other even though they know it isn’t the right thing to do. Remember, it’s a Harmless book, so have ice water and towels nearby. This title includes secrets, guns, a sexy know-it-all hero, spies, a heroine who doesn’t trust the hero, meddling inlaws, even more spies, double crosses, cool computer things, and two people who can’t seem to keep their hands off each other even though they know it isn’t the right thing to do. Remember, it’s a Harmless book, so have ice water and towels nearby.


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From an early age, USA Today Bestselling Author Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book.

Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to fifty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling Harmless series. In 2011, Melissa branched out into self-publishing with A Little Harmless Submission and the popular military spinoff, Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance. Along the way she has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, three nominations for AAD Bookies and regularly tops the best seller lists on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Since she spent her childhood as a military brat, Melissa swore never to marry military. But, as we all know, Fate has her way with mortals. She is married to now retired AF major and is raising her own brats, both human and canine. She spends her days giving in to her addiction to Twitter and spends her days thankful for their new home and the short trip to Wegmans.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Not Quite A Wife Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today I have a stop on the Not Quite A Wife blog tour. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Not Quite a Wife 
The Lost Lords # 6 
By: Mary Jo Putney
Releasing August 26th, 2014
Kensington

Blurb
Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

James, Lord Kirkland, owns a shipping fleet, half a London gaming house, and is a ruthlessly effective spymaster. He is seldom self-indulgent…except when it comes to the gentle, indomitable beauty who was once his wife.

Laurel Herbert gave James her heart as an innocent young girl—until she saw him perform an act of shocking violence before her very eyes. That night she left her husband, and he let her go without a word of protest.

Now, ten years later, a chance encounter turns passionate, with consequences that cannot be ignored. But as they try to rebuild what was broken, they must face common enemies and a very uncommon love….

My Review
Laura left her husband ten years ago not because she didn't love him but because of something she saw. She never thought to see him again and has put to good use the money he gives her. She does everything she can to help others in need and has built a great place for those in need to go to. Now she crosses path with her husband and she has another passionate encounter with him that leaves her no other way than to talk to him. James has always loved Laura but he let her leave. Now he sees this as a great time to work things out. He is very proud of who she has become and all she has did. He wants to show her it can work between them. They both have did things that have made them enemies with others but one enemy is not going to let things go.

James or Kirkland as he is mostly called is a great man. he has did some bad things but he has a cause for doing them. He may seem hard at times but his line of work has called for it. He will risk his life to help people in need and he tries his best to show nice people he means no harm. He never pushes Laura but he tries in his way to show her he cares for her still and loves her. Laura has such an amazing heart and will give her last dime to help those in need. She loves Kirkland but doesn't think she can move past their history. She sometimes rushes into danger without thinking but it is usually to help someone. I like how she is so sweet and caring.

This was a great read as both main characters have such a drive to help those in need. I liked Laura right away but wasn't sure about Kirkland. He won me over when he stood up to her parents. They both have love between them but don't think it will work. Kirkland worries Laura will run again but he doesn't want to push her to stay with him. He gives her the space she needs. Laura has to learn that life isn't perfect and that even great people sometimes have hard decisions to make. There is danger as someone is after Laura and her amazing maid Violet. They both don't want to be a victim and try to manage things themselves. I have to admire Laura for what she does. I felt sorry for her at one point in the book as I  know what she was going through is like. The love between the two may not always show but you can tell they are perfect for each together. If you like danger and great characters give this one a try.

4 out of 5 Stars


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Mary Jo Putney is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has written over 60 novels and novellas. A ten-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA, she has won the honor twice and is on the RWA Honor Roll for bestselling authors. In 2013 she was awarded the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Though most of her books have been historical romance, she has also published contemporary romances, historical fantasy, and young adult paranormal historicals. She lives in Maryland with her nearest and dearest, both two and four footed.

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