Saturday, November 18, 2017

UPCOMING RELEASE - Not Broken by Meka James

Not Broken
by Meka James @AuthorMekaJames
Release Date: November 23rd 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Design for Writers
They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger...

Calida Jokobi doesn’t see it that way. Surviving an abusive relationship with a sadistic, manipulative man changed her. She has spent the last two years carefully constructing her new persona with two goals in mind: to keep the remaining pieces of her heart safe and her deepest secrets buried. One man puts it all at risk.

Malcolm has been a part of Calida’s life for as long as she can remember. A friend. Her first teenage crush. Now he's asking for something she swore she'd never give again: her heart.

Calida must decide if she should risk the fragile façade she’s created and give Malcolm the chance he’s asking for.


They say love can heal all wounds…
Malcolm Frankel wants to prove to Calida it’s true. She survived a hell most people couldn’t fathom. He’s been by her side fulfilling whatever role she needs him to play. All except the one he wants most. It took nearly losing her to make Malcolm realize he couldn’t keep denying his feelings.

He knows no one goes through an ordeal like that and comes out unscathed, but the closer they get, the more he learns just how deep Calida’s wounds go.


She’s the only woman he’s ever loved, and Malcolm is ready to put his own heart at risk for a chance at mending hers.

TOUR w/REVIEW - André (Uncompromising, #3) by Sybil Bartel


André 
(Uncompromising, #3)
by Sybil Bartel
Publication date: October 16th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
 
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André
The Marines trained me to set my sights and wait for the shot. For eight years, I guarded my brothers and defended my country. Now I protect my clients. My personal security firm is the best in the business because I leave nothing to chance… until a dark-haired, hazel-eyed spitfire crosses my path.

She and her sexy-as-hell striptease were supposed to be a one-night distraction. But too late I noticed the branding on her back and my blood ran cold. This woman wasn’t a distraction—she was a death sentence.
Knowing who she was left me no choice. I took her on as my client. But running from her past wasn’t an option.

The Marines didn’t train me to retreat. They taught me to engage.

One shot. One kill.

READ more André (Uncompromising, #3) . . . Excerpt, Review, Giveaway . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - For Whom the Reap Tolls (Reapers Series, #3) by Jack Wallen

For Whom The Reap Tolls
Reapers Series, #3
by Jack Wallen
Publisher: Devil Dog Press
Cover Artist: Dane
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Tagline: All is fair in love and death.

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A Reaper’s job is never done!

The Scythe has been eradicated. Now it’s time for Grim and company to enjoy much-needed rest, pizza, and romance. Thing is, Death has darker plans and deep-seated secrets to reveal.

With the help of a bookstore dedicated to all things occult, Grim uncovers a truth that could very well set him at odds with Fate and send the natural order spiraling into chaos.

The soul-reaping Scooby Gang is back to help the spirits of humanity return to the Universal Pool and challenge the Eternal status quo.

For whom will the bell toll? Inquiring minds want to know.

READ more FROM WHOM THE REAP TOLLS (Reapers Series, #3) . . .  Interview

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Phoenix Rising Series by Alexandra Christian

Phoenix Rising Series

Naked & Neo Geisha
by Alexandra Christian
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Paranormal Romance
Naked
Phoenix Rising, #1
by Alexandra Christian
Date of Publication: April 13th 2017

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OUT OF THE STACKS

Librarian Phoebe Addison has lived her entire life within a seventy-five mile radius of her small Louisiana town, but when she receives a strange medallion from her adventurous, off-world sister, reality tilts toward the bizarre. Everything Phoe thought she knew is…well, wrong. Dead wrong. But bone-numbing fear has no place in this brave new world—nor by the side of the dangerous, exquisite man who saves her life.



Neo-Geisha
Phoenix Rising, #2
by Alexandra Christian
Date of Publication: October 26th 2017
Reluctant to become a spy again, Macijah "Cage" St. John's instincts prove correct when all hell breaks loose for him and his lady love, Phoebe Addison, who is also his new partner.

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BACK...

Macijah "Cage" St. John' didn't want the spy life anymore. He would have been thrilled to spend every morning lying in the field behind Phoe's home in smalltown Louisiana watching the clouds roll by. But his Miss Addison wanted to spread her wings, literally. So Cage accepted a mission that teamed him up with his lady love. If only he had trusted her.

READ more PHOENIX RISING SERIES . . . Excerpts, Interview and Giveaway . . .

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - The One Apart by Justine Avery

The One Apart
by Justine Avery
Date of Publication:  December 4th 2017
Publisher: Justine Avery
Cover Artist: Oishii Designs
Genre: Paranormal
Only one obstacle stands in his way of enjoying a normal life. He remembers—every life he's lived before.
 
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Tres is about to be born... with the biggest burden any has ever had to bear. He is beginning again—as an ageless adult trapped in an infant body.

He and his teenage mother face life filled with extraordinary challenges as they strive to protect, nurture, and hide how truly different he is. But Tres alone must solve the greatest mystery of all: who is he? The answer is linked to the one question he's too afraid to ask: why am I?

In his quest, Tres discovers that all is considerably more interconnected and dynamic than he could ever imagine—and fraught with far more danger. He cannot hide from the unseen threat stalking him since his birth.

Life as he knows it—as all know it—is in peril. And Tres is the only one aware.

READ more THE ONE APART . . . Interview and Excerpt . . .

Saturday, November 11, 2017

TOUR w/EXCERPT - A Daring Arrangement (Four Hundred, #1) by Joanna Shupe


A Daring Arrangement
Four Hundred, #1
by Joanna Shupe
Genre: Adult, Historical Romance
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: October 31st 2017

Set in New York City’s Gilded Age, Joanna Shupe’s Avon debut introduces an English beauty with a wicked scheme to win the man she loves—and the American scoundrel who ruins her best laid plans…


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Lady Honora Parker must get engaged as soon as possible, and only a particular type of man will do. Nora seeks a mate so abhorrent, so completely unacceptable, that her father will reject the match—leaving her free to marry the artist she loves. Who then is the most appalling man in Manhattan? The wealthy, devilishly handsome financier, Julius Hatcher, of course….

Julius is intrigued by Nora’s ruse and decides to play along. But to Nora’s horror, Julius transforms himself into the perfect fiancé, charming the very people she hoped he would offend. It seems Julius has a secret plan all his own—one that will solve a dark mystery from his past, and perhaps turn him into the kind of man Nora could truly love.

READ more A DARING ARRANGEMENT (The Four Hundred, #1) . . . 

TOUR - An Ex for Christmas (Love Unexpectedly) by Lauren Layne


Named Best Book of the Month by Amazon
An Ex for Christmas
Love Unexpectedly
by Lauren Layne
Releasing November 7th 2017
Loveswept
She’s making a list—and checking it twice. But is there a nice guy among all her naughty exes? The New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines returns with a charming friends-to-lovers rom-com.



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When a psychic tells spunky, superstitious Kelly Byrne that she’s already met her true love, she becomes obsessed with the idea of tracking him down before Christmas. Kelly immediately writes up an “Ex List” and starts contacting old boyfriends to figure out which one is the one. When her college sweetheart rolls into town, Kelly convinces herself that they’re meant to be. The trouble is, sparks are flying with someone she’s never given a chance: her best friend, Mark.

Mark Blakely has watched the guys on Kelly’s list break her heart, and he’s not looking forward to watching them do it all over again. Mark’s always been there for her, but the timing’s never worked out for their relationship to be something more. Now, just as Mark is ready to move on, the sexual tension between them is suddenly off the charts. With Christmas morning around the corner, he just hopes Kelly will wake up and realize that everything she wants has been right in front of her all along.


READ more AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS (Love Unexpectedly, #5) . . .

The Sea King (Weather Mages of Mystral, #2) by C. L. Wilson

The Sea King
Weather Mages of Mystral, #2
by C. L. Wilson
Date of Publication: October 31st 2017
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King comes a breathtaking new tale of love and adventure set in the mystical land of Mystral
 
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He wasn’t supposed to choose her…

Seafaring prince Dilys Merimydion has been invited to court the three magical princesses of Summerlea. To eradicate the pirates threatening Calberna and to secure the power of the Sea Throne, Dilys vows to return home with a fierce warrior-queen as his bride. But politics has nothing to do with unexpected temptation.

She didn't dare wed him...

A weathermage like her sisters, Gabriella Coruscate’s gentleness exemplifies the qualities of her season name, Summer. Yet her quiet poise conceals dangerous powers she cannot begin to wield. Better to live without excitement, she reasons, than risk her heart and lose control—until an irresistible Sealord jolts her awake with a thunderclap of raw desire.

Until evil threatens everything they hold dear…

When pirates kidnap Summer and her sisters, Dilys begins a desperate quest to save the woman he loves. Only by combining his command of the seas with the unleashed fury of Summer’s formidable gifts can they defeat their brutal enemies and claim the most priceless victory of all: true love.

RECENT RELEASE - Hold On (Hold, prequel novella) by Arell Rivers

Hold On
Hold #.5 (prequel novella)
by Arell Rivers
Release Date: November 7th 2017
Genre: Contemporary Rockstar Romance

Blurb
For upcoming singer-songwriter Cole Manchester, getting signed with the industry’s best record label topped his bucket list. And now, with contract in hand, his appetite grows … along with his list.

√ Headline a tour
√ Win a Grammy
√ Party like a rock star
√ Feast on a steady diet of hot chicks
√ Do his mother proud—thankfully, his publicist works overtime


Taking place prior to the first three books in The Hold Series, this prequel novella offers a taste of Cole’s early lifestyle. He indulges all his passions, but soon finds that scoring on and off the stage has unpredicted consequences. So, grab onto the aspiring rocker with both hands, and HOLD ON.

READ more HOLD ON (Hold series) . . .

RECENT RELEASE - River Road (Tortured Souls, #3) by R.C. Matthews

River Road
Tortured Souls, #3
by R.C. Matthews @RCMatthews123
Release Date: November 6th 2017

Genre: Gothic Romance


When a pirate and voodoo priestess must lift a deadly curse on those they love, do they dare let a relationship blossom amid danger? River Road is the gothically satisfying end to this fan-favorite series!

Charles Moore relishes his dangerous life as the pirate Hatchet, since manning a clipper ship keeps his mind off the role he played in the brutal Civil War. But now an ancient curse has killed two of his loves, and he can’t ignore the whispers that New Orleans’s Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau herself, has hexed his family.

Creole widow Hope Leblonc bristles under the city’s Black Codes that have stripped her of so many freedoms and forced her practice of voodoo underground. When Hatchet treats her like the respectable woman she is, she offers him a deal: she’ll lift the curse if he’ll steal back a family relic she needs to become a mambo in her religion.

But they’re both holding secrets that endanger their lives. When ghosts from the past exact revenge for the skeletons in the Moore family closet, they reveal a connection between Hope and Hatchet that makes the curse more powerful than ever. Will they discover that love is worth the risk in time to survive the coming darkness?

RECENT RELEASE - River Road (Tortured Souls, #3) by R.C. Matthews

River Road
Tortured Souls, #3
by R.C. Matthews @RCMatthews123
Release Date: November 6th 2017
Genre: Gothic Romance



When a pirate and voodoo priestess must lift a deadly curse on those they love, do they dare let a relationship blossom amid danger? River Road is the gothically satisfying end to this fan-favorite series!

Charles Moore relishes his dangerous life as the pirate Hatchet, since manning a clipper ship keeps his mind off the role he played in the brutal Civil War. But now an ancient curse has killed two of his loves, and he can’t ignore the whispers that New Orleans’s Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau herself, has hexed his family.

Creole widow Hope Leblonc bristles under the city’s Black Codes that have stripped her of so many freedoms and forced her practice of voodoo underground. When Hatchet treats her like the respectable woman she is, she offers him a deal: she’ll lift the curse if he’ll steal back a family relic she needs to become a mambo in her religion.

But they’re both holding secrets that endanger their lives. When ghosts from the past exact revenge for the skeletons in the Moore family closet, they reveal a connection between Hope and Hatchet that makes the curse more powerful than ever. Will they discover that love is worth the risk in time to survive the coming darkness?

READ more RIVER ROAD (Tortured Souls, #3) . . . Review & Excerpt . . . 

RECENT RELEASE - Survivor (Sweet Home Dixie, #2) by Kayla Marie

Survivor
Sweet Home Dixie, #2
by Kayla Marie @kaylamariebooks
Release Date: November 7th 2017
Cover Designer: Anna Crosswell at Cover Couture
Genre: Contemporary Romance



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Can love heal all wounds,
or do some scars never fade?

After a tragic accident took everything from her, Avery is left broken, struggling to find her place in the world again. Now back home in Mason, Alabama, she goes through the motions, carrying on for the people who love her yet longing for the life she lost.

Her future seems bleak until Reid, a handsome mechanic and ladies’ man, charms his way into her life. Though he screams trouble, he sparks something inside her too tempting to ignore: the desire to live.

Reid is tired of meaningless flings and one-night stands, but after betrayal left him with major trust issues, anything more is beyond his reach.

When Avery, the enticing and mysterious new bartender in town, awakens emotions he never thought possible, Reid has to decide if she’s a chance worth taking or if some risks are better left avoided.

Will love be their second chance,
or will the past consume their future?

Survivor is the second stand-alone novel in the Sweet Home Dixie contemporary romance series.

READ more SURVIVOR (Sweet Home Dixie, #2) . . . 

RECENT RELEASE - The Governess Who Captured His Heart (The Honorable Scoundrels, #1) by Sophie Barnes

The Governess Who Captured His Heart
The Honorable Scoundrels, #1
by Sophie Barnes
Publication Date: November 7th 2017
Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance

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Temptations or Priorities…? 

Determined to help her oldest sister make ends meet, Louise Potter accepts a governess position in the northern part of England. If this means accompanying an older gentleman on his travels, then she will. There’s only one problem: Louise is about to discover that her travelling companion is not the elderly man she expected, but rather seduction itself…

Alistair Langley has no desire to share his carriage with his niece’s newly hired employee. But the matron he expected to find at his door is instead a beautiful young woman, one he knows he can’t travel alone with. After all, he’s going to visit his brother who is pressuring him to marry and produce a Langley heir–or be cut off from inheritance. When he confides in Louise, together they form a plan. But the closer they become, the more temptation beckons…

Until finally a choice must be made: Love or money? Or is it possible to have both?

READ more THE GOVERNESS WHO CAPTURED HIS HEART (The Honorable Scoundrels, #1) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Her Dear and Loving Husband (The Loving Husband Trilogy, #1) by Meredith Allard

Her Dear and Loving Husband
The Loving Husband Trilogy, #1
by Meredith Allard
Date of Publication: April 9th 2011
Publisher: Copperfield Press
Cover Artist: LFD Designs
Genre: Paranormal/Historical/Sweet Romance
Love the history, fantasy, and romance of Outlander and A Discovery of Witches? Read Her Dear and Loving Husband.
 
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Professor James Wentworth has a paranormal secret, and he lives quietly in Salem, Massachusetts, making few ties with anyone. One night his private world is turned upside down when he meets librarian Sarah Alexander, a dead ringer for his wife, Elizabeth. Though it has been years since Elizabeth’s death, James cannot move on.

Sarah also has a secret. She is haunted by nightmares, and every night she is awakened by terrifying visions of hangings, being arrested, and dying in jail–scenes from the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. As James comes to terms with his feelings for Sarah, he must also dodge accusations from a reporter desperate to prove that James is not who, or what, he seems to be. Soon James and Sarah discover a mystery that may bind them in ways they never imagined. Will James make the ultimate sacrifice to protect Sarah and prevent a new hunt from bringing hysteria to Salem again?

Part historical novel, part romance, part paranormal fantasy, Her Dear and Loving Husband is a story for anyone who believes that true love never dies.

READ more HER DEAR AND LOVING HUSBAND (The Loving Husband Trilogy, #1) . . . Interview and Excerpt . . . 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Haunted Halloween Spooktacular w/GIVEAWAY - Betwixters: Once Upon A Time (Betwixters, #1) by Laura C. Cantu

Betwixters:
Once Upon A Time
Betwixters, #1
by Laura C. Cantu
Date of Publication: July 1st 2017
Publisher: Winterwolfpress.com
Cover Artist: Laura C. Cantu
Genre: Middle-grade fantasy 
Tagline: When you believe, magic awakens.
 
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A mysterious forest near the cozy town of Herogate, England is more than what it seems. The gnarled trees appear to breathe, gloomy storms follow you around, and prowling shadows come to life before your very eyes. Referred to as The Dark Wood by the townsfolk, the forest is guarded by a strange old man and creatures not of this world. Even the locals never set foot in the bewitched woodlands, and trespassers have a way of turning up dead.

When Noah Walters moves to town with his parents, his father—a contractor working on a top secret project for a private security firm—makes Noah promise to never enter those woods; but he doesn’t know that Fate has other plans.

Noah and his new best friends, Ethan and Skye, are chased into The Dark Wood by Grucker, a schoolyard bully, and their lives are changed forever. They are forced into the heart of the forest, where they discover a lost fairy who needs their help to find her way back home before it's too late.

Join Noah and his friends on a magical adventure as they race against time and plunge headfirst into the unknown. They are challenged with secrets to keep, a dangerous mission to accomplish, and a test of courage that will bring them face-to-face with magical creatures they thought only existed in fairy tales.

This is more than a tale of discovery, mystery, and excitement; it’s an epic adventure that will usher you into a world where magic is in the air, in the trees, and in every heart.

Haunted Halloween Spooktacular w/GIVEAWAY - Deep in the Hollow (Chindi Series) by Brandy Nacole

Deep in the Hollow
Chindi Series
by Brandy Nacole
Date of Publication: September 15th 2017
Publisher: Brandy Nacole
Cover Artist: The Book Cover Machine
Genre: Paranormal
Tagline: Greed has a price, and the dead do not always rest.
 
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Let me share some wisdom with you. There is evil in this world we cannot see, not because it is hidden from us, but because our minds refuse to accept its existence. But once we are able to get past what everyone says should not be, it becomes our responsibility to stop the evil we now see.

This insight wasn’t given to me until a year after I lost the most important person in my life: Bryce Rowan. Now, after another death at the same spot where he died—the overlook, where the mysterious lights dance amongst the trees—I begin to wonder if they were accidents after all.

Lucky for me, I’m not the only curious one in town. Cooper, a ghost hunter (aka chaser), and his sister Jada have moved to town and are starting to ask questions.

But the more we find out about this town and the people who live here, people who I have known my whole life, the more I begin to think there are those who would rather keep the evil secret, even if it means we will never be safe, and that more will die.

READ more DEEP IN THE HOLLOW (Chindi Series) . . . 

BOOK BLITZ - Captain Hotness by Weston Parker

Captain Hotness 
by Weston Parker
Publication date: October 24th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
 
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I don’t just put out fires… I start them.

Nothing gets my blood moving like an out of control fire. I’ve spent the last few years trying to have that feeling with each woman that I bring to bed. I control the firehouse with a dominance that is required, and the bedroom is no different.

Being a single father is not easy, and my mother loves to remind me of this every time we see each other. She constantly has me on blind dates, but I can’t complain too much. Every woman wants to sleep with a firefighter. Knowing that every woman is the same, I have given up of trying to find my son a mother figure.

I was getting used to the idea of raising my son alone until Bailey came into my life. A bartender with eyes that could have men spending thousands of dollars in one sitting. Her friendship is enough to keep me coming back but things are starting to change.

I’m going to do what I know best. I’m going to turn up the heat on her and see how long she can last.

Haunted Halloween Spooktacular w/GIVEAWAY - Evil's Unlikely Assassin: An Alexis Black Novel by Jenn Windrow

Evil's Unlikely Assassin:
An Alexis Black Novel
by Jenn Windrow
Release: June 6th 2017
Publisher: Muse It Up Publishing
Cover Artist: Erica Petlit Designs
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Tagline: Sometimes it takes evil to kill evil
 
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Vampire Alexis Black is on a mission - to rejoin the human race.

Coerced into signing an ironclad contract by an Angel-with-attitude, Alexis must hunt down and assassinate at least one vampire, werewolf, or creepy crawly every night for fifty years to become human again. Too bad the contract didn’t mention the badass vampire who now rides shotgun in her brain, insatiable bloodlust, or her new I-hate-everything-with-fangs sidekick. If she can fulfill her end of the bargain, her humanity is restored, if not she will be destroyed.

But when a revenge-seeking bloodsucker threatens her city, Alexis must risk everything to ensure there’s a humanity to return to. Since her vampire nature is her greatest weapon to defeat the monsters that threaten her friends and future, Alexis must choose to accept her inner beast or watch those she loves die.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Haunted Halloween Spooktacular w/GIVEAWAY - Witch’s Eternal by Bri Clark

Witch’s Eternal
by Bri Clark
Date of Publication: October 31st 2017
Publisher: Belle Consulting
Cover Artist: Cindy Clark
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: She’s the one being to heal his heart, fulfill the prophesy and save us all. But will she.
 
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Aisleen is the last of a rare race of witches. Her essence hangs in the balance as the magical and temporal poisoning of the Blue Death ravages her body.

Lucien Lemoine, the feared and revered leader of the eternals, searches for a cure. Something primal and instinctive drives him to save the little witch even when his people’s future hangs is threatened. 

But when the Goddess finally breaks her decades long silence Lucien learns Aisleen is more than the one who will fulfill the prophesy of his fate and heal his heart. She can save them all.

But after his tragic betrayal, will she?