October 31, 2015

Book Promo ~ Tales of Terror and Romance



After Dark:  Tales of Terror and Romance

         
Six tantalizing tales—from spooky romance to in-your-face-don’t-read-in-the-dark horror—that will have you wanting more. 
 
Title: After Dark:  Tales of Terror and Romance
Author: (multiple authors)  Sandra Ely, DL Harlow, SC Hutchinson, Ashlei Hawley, Haven Anne Lennox, and CM Holloway
Official Launch Date: October 1, 2015
Publication Date: October 1, 2015
Paperback Price: $8.99
Digital Price: $0.99
Pages: 218
ISBN: 1518683533

Book Blurb:

After Dark:  Tales of Terror and Romance
Ashlei Hawley: A Midnight Haunting
Rachel Pike has had a hard eight years. She broke up with her fiance, Doug, who then found love with her best friend and had a child with her. The boy's mom died in a terrible tragedy Rachel blames herself for to this day.
Now, Rachel's mom is on her deathbed. Her ex-fiance's brother has admitted longtime feelings for her. Worse, Doug has called and requested her particular job specialty. He needs her help to figure out if something supernatural is happening at the manor he's trying to renovate as a Bed & Breakfast.
Rachel must push away the past to protect her lost friend's son. Her own future becomes even more entangled when she begins to unravel the mysteries of the house and the possibility haunting of her friend's terrified family.

D.L Harlow: Black Fog
A mysterious fog rolls into town. Some feel it's the end of days while others say it's just some strange weather. However, this fog contains something more sinister that the devil even fears it. Nothing in Heaven or Hell was ever prepared for this.

S.C Hutchinson: Torn Decisions (synopsis to come)

Haven Anne Lennox:  Burning Desires (synopsis to come)

C.M Holloway: Seeking Sanctuary
The fae and humans have lived among one another for hundreds of years until the humans start to close in on the fae’s land. The pollution from the machines are making some of the fae sick--especially queen Emberlyn. This puts King Aurelian in between a rock and a hard place. What choices does the king really have? Does he stay by his loves side and let his people die? Or does he find a way to save his all his people. Will he let his love for his wife weaken him or will he use it as motivation? He loves them both his queen and his people are what he lives for. It seems like a fruitless venture, until he realizes how powerful his son is. Time is ticking. The fate of both worlds rests on the shoulders on one young child--the son of the king of the fae.
Sandra Ely: Between the Veils
When Jacob and Mandy decide to flip a house to pay for college, they get more than they bargained for. Are they strong enough to fend off the forces at work or will one or both be forever trapped between the veils?

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October 28, 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ My Life as I Knew It by Brenda Thornlow


Title: My Life as I Knew It
Author: Brenda Thornlow
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 23rd, 2014


SYNOPSIS

What would you do if you were sent back in time for some unknown reason? When Brianna wakes up this morning she will be faced with that very question. Brianna lives in New York with her husband, the love of her life, Greg. She's happily married, has a great job, travels around the world and this year will be celebrating her birthday in style. Until the morning she wakes up in an apartment 3,000 miles from where she and Greg live, and seventeen years in the past! Returning to a life she hoped she would never have to think about ever again, much less relive!

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AUTHOR BIO

I started writing at a very young age, mostly as an escape from the real world. It is something I have done on and off throughout my life, but never went so far as to actually try and get published. 

I started my latest story, My Life As I Knew It, around 3 years ago. I was on a roll with it until I allowed life to get in the way. I am now officially picking up where I left off. It is the first book of a series on which I'm working.

I came up with the premise for this story while undergoing some pretty harsh challenges in my personal life. As mentioned before, I always liked writing as a means of escape. While going through these particularly tough times, I had a moment when I thought about what it would be like to go back in time and do certain things differently...which I'm sure almost everyone has thought about from time to time. I sat in front of my keyboard one morning, thought about what I would do if I had that chance and went from there.

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October 27, 2015

Release Day Blitz ~ Nothing Else Matters by Blair Babylon


Brand-new New Adult Rock Star Romance
from USA Today-Bestselling Author Blair Babylon!

The nail-biting conclusion to the Billionaires in Disguise: Georgie and Xan series
Nothing Else Matters
explores the depths of the heart and the healing power of love.


Release: October 27, 2015

Georgie broke up with Xan Valentine, the lead singer for the rock band Killer Valentine, the guy that Rolling Stone calls “sex incarnate.” The magazine isn’t wrong, but they don’t know the half of it. He’s the alpha-est male who ever walked onto a stage or into a bedroom and might be crazy, and Georgie is definitely in love with him. Plus, he hired her ex-boyfriend, her first “real” boyfriend, to play in the band, and now she’s stuck between them.
So she tried to leave. That’s what any sane girl would do.
And just as she feared, the Russian mafia kidnapped her.
She prays that Xan won’t try to rescue her because they said they’ll kill him. But she knows he will, even if it costs him everything.

Nothing Else Matters is the final book in the Georgie and Xan series.

Haven’t read the first one yet?
Get Every Breath You Take (Book 1) Here:

Excerpt from Nothing Else Matters
Georgie pushed the door open and found Alexandre sitting on the bed, his good arm resting across his bent knees. He was wearing his jeans, but he had on a blue hospital gown instead of a shirt. His hair was escaping his ponytail, blond strands of it glinting in the fading sunlight streaming in the long windows. His hurt arm rested in his lap behind his knees.
     He said, “Sorry about making you the fetch-andcarry girl.”
     “It’s fine. I don’t mind.” Georgie pulled the drape that cordoned off the door to the private room and scooted onto the foot of his bed, careful not to jostle the mattress too much under her legs.
     “Are you going to wear your jeans again?” he asked. His weak smile worried her. “It’s considered déclassé to not change into yet another designer outfit for the reception. Perhaps your black jeans?”
     “I have a dress that Flicka brought for me,” she told him. “It’s red.”
     “Too bad you don’t have that black dress with the silver chains from their civil wedding. It looked smashing on you.”
     “And on your floor.”
     “Indeed.” His smile grew a little warmer.
     “Are you okay?” she asked.
     He didn’t even glance at his hand, but his quiet voice was just slightly breathy. “I don’t think so.”
     “Is there anything I can do?”
     He shook his head, a slight movement from side to side, but his expression was still so calm.
     “Are you sure that you want to go tonight? We don’t have to. We can just stay in Geneva tonight, if that would be better. I’d stay with you.”
     “It wouldn’t matter. The surgery is scheduled for tomorrow because the best surgeon in Europe is flying in to do it. Going now wouldn’t change anything. A distraction might be welcome.”
     “Well, then. Let’s get this party started,” Georgie said, bracing her arms on her knees to stand and get their clothes.
     He lifted his wrapped arm from his lap where it had been hidden behind his legs and the long part of the hospital gown. Elastic bandages wrapped his forearm and hand down to his fingertips where the ends of a foam and silver splint stuck out of the beige cloth. “I don’t know how I’ll get clothes on over this.”
     Georgie smiled, cocking her head and looking up from the corner of her eyes like she had been very smart. “I called the concierge at the hotel and got sewing supplies. I have scissors and a needle, and white thread for the shirt and black thread for the jacket. I can sew you into it. If they look closely, it might look like Frankenstein,” she admitted. “But if they don’t, the tux should cover most of that.”
     A slow smile grew on his face while she spoke. He said, “That’s amazing.”
     She patted his long, bare foot because it was closest to her. “It’s okay, man. I’ll just grab those garment bags.”
     Georgie slid off the end of the bed and got the garment bags from Friedhelm, who looked entirely relaxed leaning against the wall, pleasantly hanging out with Paul, except that his brown eyes tracked everyone who moved in the long hospital hallway. He had a resting sweet face.
     When she brought the bags back to Alexandre, he was already standing up and was shrugging off the cotton hospital gown, facing her. The cotton slid down his chest and dropped to the floor. She hoisted the bags up and hung them on the curtain track that ran near the ceiling. “Let’s get you dressed first,” she said. “You’ll wrinkle less.”
     “You can wait outside,” he said. “I’ll just be a minute. Then we can sew me in.”
     “Oh, come on. I’ll just help you button up the shirt.” He unbuttoned his jeans with his one hand and shoved them down his long legs. “I don’t need any help.”
     “One last night, okay?”
     “I beg your pardon?” he asked as he sat on the bed and yanked the denim off his foot with one hand.
     “One last night. I’m going to Atlanta tomorrow. Let me help you.”
     “I keep hearing that, but you never leave.”
     “Now you’re daring me,” she said. He pulled the other leg of his jeans off his foot and threw them behind himself on the pillow. He wore blue boxer-briefs that hugged his slim hips and rode below the ripples of his abs. Red-gray bruises stained his skin on his ribs and thighs, mostly on his left side.
     He said, “I am merely commenting on a trend. One that I like.”
     “Well, I’m just saying that you should let me help you because this really is our last night,” she said, trying not to look at the bleeding under his skin. “Don’t push me away, even for a minute, even to just get dressed.”
     “Then don’t go to Atlanta,” he said.
     She ignored him because she ignored the people on the sidewalks of Southwestern State who hollered that little green men were following her, too. Indulging in fantasies was not something that the Ice Princess did.
     She said, “Even now. Even just for a few minutes. Just pretend that I’m helping you so I can stay.”
     He blinked, those lush eyelashes blinking over his dark eyes. “All right.”
     “So we need to get ready for the reception,” she said.
     He nodded, some of his blond hair slipping over his shoulder.
     “Do you want to shower?” she asked.
     He gestured to the splint and bandages on his left hand and shrugged his strong shoulder, pulling up the ripples of muscle along his torso.
     Yeah, his splint and bandages shouldn’t get soggy.
     “I can give you a sponge bath,” Georgie said. “Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do in hospitals?”

October 25, 2015

New Release ~ The Venture Capitalist by LaVie Enrose & L.V. Lewis

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Tristan's Point of View Is Here!
Why LaVie and I Had To Write This Story

LaVie EnRose and I teamed up to do this story because she is going solo with Double Switch, and because Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever fans got everything from Keisha's point of view until Exit Strategy. Then, of course, some fans were not pleased with the manner in which Tristan was presented in Exit Strategy because his point of view was in third rather than first person. In The Venture Capitalist, fans get to be inside Tristan's head. They know everything he's thinking and feeling, and will get that same treatment with The Venture Capitalist Part II which will be Tristan's POV of Exit Strategy. LaVie has some of the best ideas and I look forward to collaborating with her again. We are both working on solo projects, and hers are with other publishers, so please be patient. She and I both work full-time jobs and write part-time, but we're writing as fast as we possibly can!

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FYI Jungle Fever Readers: The Venture Capitalist (The Jungle Fever story from Tristan White's POV, Part I), introduces readers to LaVie EnRose as the writer who will continue the series with Double Switch and In the Paint. LaVie wanted to do something like Grey before delving into the new books. The story narrative is all in Tristen's head as well as his interactions with Princess Danai, Nathan, and of course Keisha. The Venture Capitalist is exclusively on Kindle Unlimited at the following Amazon Online Stores: 

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COMING IN 2016

Handsome Young Sales Man Talking to Clients Through Phone While Typing at the Laptop. Captured Indoor.

The Venture Capitalist II By LaVie EnRose & LV Lewis

Tristan White thought he was the king of the exit strategy, but Keisha Beale has turned that idea on its head. There is not much time to reflect on the fact that they both have an anxiety disorder before she ends their unorthodox arrangement with two words. Dominant to his core, Tristan launches one final, desperate appeal to make her stay, but to no avail. Nothing he says or does can dissuade her. Is it the resurfacing of her anxiety episodes, or the feelings she’s developed that he can’t return that makes her hell-bent on leaving him? Separation brings about its own set of difficulties. His need for control doesn’t allow him to step aside and let his security team handle the credible threat that develops from her association with him. Tristan jumps in with both feet—a move that together with his secrets could prove detrimental to a lasting, loving relationship.
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October 23, 2015

Blog Tour and Giveaway ~ Island Captives



ISLAND CAPTIVES
Fossbrook & Cole
Release Date: October 19th 2015
Cover Designer: J.C. Clarke
Genre: Erotic Adventure Romance

Mollie Wan-Chu, pretty and academic University Student, wins a place on the reality TV show "Shipwrecked Survivor." Filled with gleeful excitement she prepares for her time in the exotic sunshine of Potomac Island.
When she first arrives, the idyllic vision that has existed in her mind's eye becomes the reality, however the desire that builds in C4TV cameraman Pete and her co-islander Neil, ensures that the perfection soon gives way to a game of sexual domination in which Mollie becomes the unwitting subject.
Will Mollie survive the attempts to humiliate and hurt her or will she break down and be sent home in shame ...

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AUTHOR’S COMBINED BIO
Fossbrook & Cole are a writing duo comprised of a mystery man only known as Fossbrook and NJ Cole. Residing in the UK, Fossbrook enjoys writing the darker side of life. NJ Cole, author of over half a dozen erotic books, has an eclectic writing style. When Fossbrook & Cole get together is a combination of fire and ice. Only it’s hard to tell which is the fire and which is the ice.


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October 22, 2015

3-Part Cover Reveal ~ The Portal Opener Trilogy by Annabel Fanning

•.☆.•.☆.•  3-Part Cover Reveal  •.☆.•.☆.•


Title: The Portal Opener trilogy
Author: Annabel Fanning
Designer: LM Creations
Genre: fantasy/YA-NA/romance


#Preorder — 99c for a short time only.
Book 1: http://amzn.to/1jvsP5T

Blurb:
Freya Nissan grew up knowing that she was different. A free spirit, an outsider, a maverick who sees beyond the confines of her human world. She’s the soulful, idle daydreamer of her sleepy English village, who no one believes will ever amount to much…until the day she does.
Her visionary beliefs spark in her a passion to bring to life the dreams she has at night — dreams of journeying to other realms (entire worlds that exist alongside of and even intertwine with the Earth we live on now). And as this story embarks, Freya disappears from her village in search of a discovery that will change her forever. 

Christian Delaney died a long time ago. From that day to this he has been waiting for a love that seems determined to elude him…until the day Freya appears.
The inter-dimensional love story that unfolds between them proves to be as unique as it is troublesome, for not all are enchanted by Freya’s capabilities and for daring to be different she and Christian might just pay the ultimate price.

This series debut from bestselling author Annabel Fanning delivers a thrilling and compelling tale of adventure, love, and believing in your dreams.



Excerpt:
“So, where am I?” I ask nervously, walking forward and hoping that this awkward feeling will disappear very soon.
But before I can get an answer, I stumble over my own feet and fall forwards. He catches me in his arms without moving backwards. My hands are splayed on his chest. I remove my left one immediately, but the right one stays where it is. Over his heart.
We stare at each other. There’s a moment’s silence, which feels like hours. Then understanding comes pouring into me. 
Oh my God. 
I look into his eyes, my own now flooded with a mixture of panic and accusation. He stares sadly back — obviously I’ve reacted the way he feared I would. 
I feel nothing under my hand. There is no heartbeat.
“Am I dead?” I whisper. 
Images flash through my mind…my parents, Felix, my home…can this place really be where I am safest?
He looks down, then back into my eyes. The back of his hand brushes softly over my bruised cheek, but I pull it away. This is no time for him to be seducing me.
“Am I dead?” I ask again, a little more firmly.
He gently takes my hand off of his chest and places it over my own heart. I feel its quickened pace and sigh in relief.
“No, Freya, you’re not dead,” he says, seriously. “But I am.”

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Getting to Know Kiwi Authors ~ J.C. Hart

I was really surprised at how many Kiwi authors I had never heard of when I attended the 2015 NZ Independent Book Festival earlier this month, so I am making it my mission to learn more about them with a series of blog posts I'm calling 'Getting to Know Kiwi Authors'. Today is the latest installment so if you'd like to follow along I'll put a link list of the previous posts at the bottom of the page.

I had the pleasure of meeting J.C. Hart at the book fest and she was absolutely lovely. I haven't read any of her books yet (I did just make a one-click purchase though!) but I've heard some great things.

Let me introduce you to J.C. Hart...


Meet the Author



Writer. Mother. Wife. Editor.

There are days when I consider myself a master of everything, and an expert in nothing.

Mother…


Being a mother to three children keeps me on my toes, constantly exposes me to new ways of looking at the world and ensures that I never lose sight of the magic and fantasy present in life. Kids see the world in a different way than we do, and I’m never quite sure what the next day will bring.

Writer…

Writing and editing though—now those are things I feel like I know something about. I write in a whole range of genres from science fiction, dark fiction, fantasy of all kinds, to those stories with a slightly lighter take on life. You might find that a sliver of creepiness infests them all though. My characters are all pieces of me, invested with sparks from life and my overactive imagination.

Previously I’ve been published in a number of award winning anthologies, and now I am finally releasing my longer works as an Independent author. I’ve been an Australian Shadows finalist for Best Short Story, and am a Sir Julius Vogel award winning editor, both things I am very proud of. I’m hoping to add more accolades to the list in the near future.

If you want to check out a post about why I write Speculative Fiction, you can find that here. And also a post including some random things you might not know about me.

Editor…


Alongside my writing, I’m also an editor over at Hart & Stenhouse. Check us out if you’re interested in my services.



Books by J.C. Hart

In The Spirit: A Kotahi Bay Novella


Welcome to Kotahi Bay!

When Alyssa returns to the Bay for her Gran’s funeral, she finds herself in possession of the house of her dreams and, apparently, a centuries old ghost itching to escape its bonds.

Still, the house has given her an escape route from a dead end job and a nasty break-up, so perhaps dealing with a ghost might be worth it.

But between the residents who think she should step into her Gran's role as the town witch, a suspiciously nosy neighbour, and increasingly threatening occurrences around the house, Alyssa must decide whether this new home is worth it, or whether it's safer to leave the Bay for good.

Purchase Link: Amazon US

The Way the Sky Curves (Kotahi Bay Book 1)

 

Melody fled Kotahi Bay after the death of her abusive father. Years later, confined by the city and her controlling boyfriend, Robbie, she lifts her face to the wind and realizes that she has power, and that the wind is key to it all.
 

But Robbie is not happy with her awakening, and she finds herself running for her life, but this time, back to the bay, and her estranged family. There she meets the alluring Noah. He seems to want to help her, but can she trust him?
 

Then Robbie comes to the bay to claim her, and she discovers Noah's true nature. Betrayed and isolated, Melody must find a way to reclaim her power before Robbie destroys her family, and her life.

Purchase Link: Amazon US

Burn (Maiden, Mother, Crone Book 1)

 

No parent should outlive their children. But what if you do? What if your son’s dying wish is to be burnt in the manner of his people — a people he was taken from as a child?

Carmel must gather her orphaned grandson and her son’s corpse, and ease her aching bones into the long walk that takes her where she needs to be. The footsteps of the past nag at her heels as she journeys to once again look upon the face of the Goddess.


Purchase Link: Amazon US

Sun Touched (Diamara Book 1)

 

Madea knows the price that must be paid when Diamara’s harsh sun leaves you Touched: you are Hollowed, your inner self stripped away, leaving a mindless shell. As aide to the brilliant Sullivan, Madea has assisted at a few of these procedures, but it’s not until she witnesses the Hollowing of a young woman much like herself that Madea begins to question the ethics of their work.

Caught in a struggle she didn’t know existed, Madea finds herself pregnant and over-exposed. She doesn’t know how long until the madness sets in, but she does know what it will mean for her and her unborn child. No life at all.

Madea must turn from those who would Hollow her—friends, family, lover—as well as the protective rules she has clung to her whole life, to the enigmatic stranger, Garrett. He is the only one who can help her now, but he might also be the one who made her Touched to begin with.

Purchase Link: Amazon US
 

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