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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway || Wildcard (Volume #3) || Missy Johnson

Today is the cover reveal for Wildcard
(Volume #3)
by Missy Johnson
This cover reveal is organized by Indie Sage PR.

Volume #3
By: Missy Johnson
Publication date: September 4th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Sports
She’s hiding something from me and I need to know what it is. I’ve done so many things I never thought I’d do for this woman and it kills me that she’s lying to me.

How can I make her see that she can trust me?

Do I want to know the truth?

Sometimes things are easier when they’re left unsaid…

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Get Wildcard #2 ONLY $.99 here: Amazon || Barnes & Noble || Kobo || iTunes/iBooks
Get Wildcard #3 ONLY $2.99 here: Amazon || Kobo || iTunes/iBooks

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About the Author:
Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).

When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.


Book Blitz & Author Interview || Giveaways || The Last One || Tawdra Kandle

Today is the Book Blitz for The Last One
by Tawdra Kandle
This cover reveal is organized by Xpresso Book Tours.

The Last One
By: Tawdra Kandle
Publication date: September 28, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Meghan Hawthorne is restless. The last year has been a roller coaster: her widowed mother just married a long-time family friend. Her younger brother unexpectedly became a father and a husband. Everyone’s life is changing. . .except for hers. As she begins her final summer of college, Meghan’s looking for excitement and maybe a little romance. Nothing serious; this girl just wants to have fun.

But the only man for Meghan turns out to be the last one she expects.

Sam Reynolds doesn’t need excitement, and he doesn’t want romance. Fun is out of the question. He’s been the steady, responsible one since his parents were killed, and serious is his way of life.

When Sam rescues Meghan alongside a dark Georgia backroad, she falls hard for his deep brown eyes and slow drawl. But making him see her as more than just a party girl won’t be easy. Sam’s tempted by the fiery young artist, even as he realizes that giving into his feelings will mean radical change. . .maybe more than he can handle.

Nobody ever said love was simple.

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Author Interview

Q: THE LAST ONE is the first book in a new trilogy, but apparently Meghan is not a new character to your readers. Tell us where we met her first.

A: Meghan is the daughter of Jude Hawthorne, the main female character in THE POSSE. We got to know her a little in that book, but in THE LAST ONE, we hear her side of things. . .and find out what happened the summer after THE POSSE took place.

Q: Can a reader enjoy THE LAST ONE without having read THE POSSE?

A: Absolutely. Most of my ARC readers had not read THE POSSE. It’s definitely a stand-alone. And although some seeds for the next two books are planted in the first one, Sam and Meghan’s story is complete.

Q: Do you write out an outline for the entire novel before you write it?

A: I do not. I am primarily a pantser: I have a fairly vague idea of the direction a story will take, and I begin by jotting down those ideas, along with pertinent details like setting, names, ages, relationships. These are particularly important if the book is a sequel or has characters from a previous book. I lay down a timeline. And then I just write. At times, the story goes in a different direction, and I let it. When I force it, I find my characters fold their arms over their chests and stand, foot tapping, until I stop and listen to them again.

Q: How long does it take to write a book?

A: It depends, for me. I usually try to get in at least 5,000-10,000 words in the beginning, and then I keep a steady writing schedule until I draw near the end, at which point I usually write all the time for 3-5 days. My family does not enjoy those times. The whole process can take as long as two months or as short as 4-5 weeks.

Q: You write both contemporary and paranormal romance. How do you balance those two genres?

A: It is indeed a balancing act. I enjoy both genres, and I try to have seasons for each. For instance, I usually publish paranormal in the winter/early spring and late fall, and I stick to contemporary in late spring and summer. When I’m writing contemporary, I only read contemporary, and I enjoy the fact that my characters have to act within a certain set of boundaries (most of us call those ‘reality’). When I write paranormal, it’s freeing to knock those fences down. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it’s okay to kick them over.

Q. Which brings us to the last question. . .what’s your next project?

A: Paranormal! I’m kicking off my adult paramystery series, Recipe for Death. I’m super excited about this series. It started out as a quick also-ran book I began writing back in my critique group days. I always intended to go back and write the rest of it. . .and then last summer, I had to write a short for the anthology ETERNAL SUMMER. I decided to use Cathryn, who had appeared in The King Series and would be in The Serendipity Duet, as the main character. She needed a love interest, and lo and behold, he turned out to be Lucas, the hero from the book I’d always just called Jackie and Lucas. This is a lighter sort of paranormal, and as the genre suggests, it’s also a mystery. I think it’s a lot of fun. The first book is called DEATH FRICASSEE, and it should be out right around Halloween.

About the Author:
Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books run from YA paranormal romance (THE KING SERIES), through NA paranormal and contemporary romance (THE SERENDIPITY DUET, PERFECT DISH DUO, THE ONE TRILOGY) to adult contemporary and paramystery romance (CRYSTAL COVE BOOKS and RECIPE FOR DEATH SERIES). She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair.
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Release Day Launch & Giveaway || Wild Girls Rule || Rosalie Lario

Today is the Release Day Launch of Wild Girls Rule
by Rosalie Lario
This release day launch is organized by Indie Sage PR.

Wild Girls Rule
Everly Brothers #1
Rosalie Lario
Publication date: September 29, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Wild girls get what they want... 
After moving to New York City, Hailey Thompson lands a job as the assistant to her older brother’s best friend - and her childhood crush - Andrew Everly. Seeing Andrew again both thrills and terrifies her. The lighthearted boy she remembers has grown into an impossibly handsome man, but he’s also become a cold and ruthless businessman. When Andrew agrees to hire Hailey as a favor to his childhood friend, he still thinks of her as the fresh-faced girl that he knew growing up. On the contrary, she’s all woman. Temptation in a short skirt. As alluring as she is though, the little beauty is far too flighty for a man like him...not to mention that he’s her boss. 
As Andrew secretly struggles with his self-control, Hailey does everything in her power to crack his rigid façade. After being forced to spend a weekend away together on business, Andrew’s rigorously sculpted mask of discipline begins to slip, and Hailey gladly takes advantage of the opportunity to educate him in the ways of seduction. He can claim all he wants that he likes his women elegant and controlled, but Hailey knows a dirty little secret...when it comes to matters of the heart, wild girls rule.

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She could do this. No problem. Hell, if Hailey Thompson could bluff her way through a midnight game of strip poker with Rodney Belson, the reigning King of Texas Hold’em, she could do something as simple as showing up for her first day of work. 

So why did ribbons of anxious energy curl around her stomach like an army of frenetic butterflies?

Suck it up, Hailey. You need this job.Really, really needed it. Like, she’d-be-out-on-her-ass-next-week-if-she-didn’t-pay-rent needed it.

After shoving past a throng of people bustling about on their way to work, Hailey stopped before the reflective glass of a storefront and examined her reflection. 

Her eyes were wild. Too big in her face. Several light brown curls sprang free from the messy bun she’d attempted this morning. She’d have to get better at putting her hair up now that she was going to be working in a professional office every day. 

Tucking the errant strands back into place, she took a deep breath.

Stop it, Hails. No big deal.

After all, she was only about to see the object of her childhood fantasies for the first time in eighteen years. 

Yet, Andrew Everly was no longer the adolescent boy she remembered but a man in his thirties. And thanks to a little groveling by her brother, Evan, he was going to be her new boss.

Well, she’d never been one to back down from a challenge, and she wasn’t about to start now. Even if part of her wanted to hide in shame at the thought that Andrew knew what a royal screw-up she’d grown up to be. 

The offices of Everly Publications were located in a modern, midtown building that could only be characterized as a skyscraper. As she gazed up to the metal spire marking the top, a thrum of excitement sparked in her chest.

“I can’t believe I’m here,” she whispered.

The mouth-watering aroma of soft, baked pretzels and cooked onions wafted from the hot dog vendor on the street corner, and the scent of freshly brewed coffee drifted over from the building’s first floor café. Underneath it all was the faint but unmistakable stench of sewage mixed with cigarette smoke. She wasn’t in Kansas anymore.

Or Tampa, Florida, in this particular case. Though she’d only been here a short time, her hometown seemed like a distant memory.

“Heh.” Grinning, she gave in to the urge to spread her arms wide and yell, “I can’t believe I’m here!”

That earned her a few strange looks, but for the most part, everyone ignored her.Yep, gotta love that New York state of mind.

Three weeks into her new life in the city that never slept and the novelty had yet to wear off. She loved it almost as much as it overwhelmed her, and she desperately wanted to stay. Where else could she randomly break into song without immediately being labeled a lunatic?That thought alone gave her the courage to elbow her way through the crowd 

and into the revolving doors.

About the Author:
Rosalie Lario is the author of the contemporary romance series, THE EVERLY BROTHERS, as well as the paranormal romance series, DEMONS OF INFERNUM and THE FALLEN WARRIORS. Rosalie double majored in Anthropology and Classics as an undergraduate student, and briefly considered becoming an archaeologist before realizing they don't actually live the life of Indiana Jones. So what was a classical geek armed with a lot of useless knowledge to do? Become a lawyer, of course!

After attending law school in Florida, she practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to herself that negotiating contracts wasn't nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. When not writing, you can find her on a boat somewhere along South Florida's waterways, chasing down a rainbow or pretending to be
a pirate.

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Cover Reveal || Cross Me Off Your List (Saturn Series #2) || Nikki Godwin

Today is the cover reveal for Cross Me off Your List
(Saturn series #2) by Nikki Godwin. 
This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

cross me off your listCross Me off Your List (Saturn series #2)
By Nikki Godwin

Genre: contemporary
Age category: Young Adult

Spring break in Los Angeles with her BFFs has been Marisol's driving force to get through senior year. But when a falling out dents her plans, Marisol tucks the broken friendship into her back pocket with her cell phone and spring break bucket list.

Surf city Crescent Cove isn't exactly LA, but once she meets a tattooed brunette named Noah in the hotel elevator, Marisol really doesn't mind crossing off the items on her list without her friends - especially after Noah offers to help. Unaware that Noah fits the criteria for item #3 (meet a celebrity), Marisol is instantly thrown into the world of paparazzi, wild nights, and a spring break she'll never forget.

While her friends are making memories in LA, Marisol is making tabloid headlines. But after slipping a Spaceships Around Saturn secret to the media, Marisol has to fight hard to survive her fifteen minutes of fame and get back on Noah's good side before he crosses her off of his list for good.

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About the Author:
Nikki Godwin is a YA/NA/LGBT author. She can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, and music by Hawthorne Heights. When not writing, she internet-stalks her favorite bands and keeps tabs on surf competitions. She adores pro surfer John John Florence and has made it her life goal to meet David Desrosiers of Simple Plan.

Author links:
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- Goodreads author page

Release Day Launch & Giveaway || The Vampire's Partner || Jordan K. Rose

Today is the Release Day Launch of The Vampire's Partner
(A Romance in Central City, Novella Two)
by Jordan K Rose
This release day launch is organized by Indie Sage PR.

The Vampire's Partner
Central City #2
By: Jordan K. Rose
Publication date: September 29, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
With Panthera Laboratories running again The Vampire Guard has no choice but to return to Central City. Pretending to be lovers Hunter and Alice are sent in to do reconnaissance. But pretending to be something they both wish was real proves harder than they expect.

All logical thought tells Alice there’s no reason to mix business with pleasure unless you’re looking for a problem. Like every other girl who notices Hunter, she fantasizes about him. But becoming a member of his haram is not one of her life goals, neither is being forced to return to a life on the street. If there’s one sure-fire way of jeopardizing her career with The Guard and losing everything she’s worked so hard to attain, it’s by sleeping with her partner. The only problem is she can’t get her heart to believe logic or reason.
What is happening to Hunter? Is he losing his touch—his vampire touch? In all his years Hunter has never encountered anyone who could resist his vampire influence. Not until Alice. She’s also the only human to ever best him in a sparring match, but that was beginners luck and had nothing to do with the fact that he couldn’t stop thinking of how he wished she would see him as more than just a partner at work. No woman has ever awakened these feelings and no woman has ever denied him. He’ll do anything to persuade her to be his partner for life, love and eternity.

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“People need to learn to be responsible for themselves and not expect someone else to take care of them.”

“Did you hear what you just said to me?” Alice’s tone was less than approving. “As I’ve demonstrated several times, I don’t expect anyone to take care of me.” She leaned forward and stared straight into Hunter’s eyes. “Least of all some vampire.”

Deep within Hunter something rumbled. Just the thought of anyone doing anything, good, bad or indifferent, to Alice stoked the fires that fueled his rage. He had no claim to her other than their partnership, but he’d never been a man who liked to share.

He focused on her eyes, raising the intensity of his influence and directing it at her with all his strength. He centered every ounce of his power into mesmerizing her. Relax. Listen to the beating of our hearts. Feel them move as one. He sent the commands to her in the same way he’d done to thousands of women before.

Her eyes softened. She blinked a slow, dreamy blink. Her lips parted. Her shoulders relaxed.

He knew she couldn’t possibly be immune to vampire powers. It just made no sense. He’d never met a woman he couldn’t handle.

He leaned forward and whispered, “That’s right.”

She swayed a bit in her seat.
“Careful,” he whispered and stroked his hand over hers. “Enjoy the peacefulness.”

“I will, if you cut the crap.” Her right eyebrow shot upward and her eyes opened wide. “You’re never going to quit trying are you?” She leaned forward so they were only inches apart. “We’re equals, which means you don’t get to treat me like I just arrived in high school.”

“Equals?” Hunter smiled. “Well, all right.”

He hadn’t thought of her as his equal. He hadn’t thought of her as not his equal. In spite of being the senior partner when Hunter thought about Alice he thought many things, but how they measured up to each other occupationally was not one of them.

“Equals. I’m just as good as you.” She snickered.
He nodded, certain she was just as good as he was at many things. God knew she had better endurance than any other human and she was smart, well, she may have been smarter than him, not that he planned to admit that out loud.

“I can still kick your ass.” Of this, he was certain. She was a girl, a human girl.

He might not have been half as confident if she was a vampire.

“Doubt it.” Alice pressed her sweet lips to Hunter’s. “Lover.” She nipped him, pulling his bottom lip between her teeth and sucking.

Hunter groaned. His cock throbbed, and he gripped the table in an effort to keep from doing anything more. He couldn’t care less about finding out who was recruiting for Panthera or anything about their newest weapon. All he wanted was to rip Alice’s clothes off and take her where they sat.
Shit! He’d lost complete focus.

About the Author:
Jordan loves vampires. But if you know anything about Jordan, you already knew that detail. What you didn’t know was it wasn’t long ago that she began writing about them.

A few years back Jordan received a copy of Twilight from her husband as part of her anniversary gift. By the end of that week she’d read the entire series and moved onto Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Eight weeks and eighteen vampire books later the idea for her first book, Perpetual Light came to her followed very quickly by Eva Prim.

In April of 2014 Prim & Proper, the second Eva Prim Novel released. Also available are The Demon Mistress, the first Eva Prim Novel along with four short stories. For continual 
updates on Eva please join the Snack Of The Week Club at

In August of 2014 Jordan released the first novella in the Romance In Central City Series, Her Vampire’s Promise. Novella two, The Vampire’s Partner follows in September and A Vampire’s Passion is the October Release. Novella four, His Vampire Past is set for a November release.
Jordan is a member of the national Romance Writers of America organization and several chapters.
When she’s not writing about one vampire or another Jordan enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken and their lovable Labrador, Dino on the beautiful beaches of New England.
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty || REVIEW

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty
by Christine Heppermann

Genre: Fantasy/Retellings
Age Category: Young Adult
Release Date: September 23rd 2014

Every little girl goes through her princess phase, whether she wants to be Snow White or Cinderella, Belle or Ariel. But then we grow up. And life is not a fairy tale.

Cruelties come not just from wicked stepmothers, but also from ourselves. There are expectations, pressures, judgment, and criticism. Self-doubt and self-confidence. But there are also friends, and sisters, and a whole hell of a lot of power there for the taking. In fifty poems, Christine Heppermann confronts society head on. Using fairy tale characters and tropes, Poisoned Apples explores how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, and their friends. The poems range from contemporary retellings to first-person accounts set within the original tales, and from deadly funny to deadly serious. Complemented throughout with black-and-white photographs from up-and-coming artists, this is a stunning and sophisticated book to be treasured, shared, and paged through again and again.
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About the author:
Christine Heppermann is a writer, a poet, and a critic. This is her first book for teens. She is a graduate of Hamline University's Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley, where there are many apple orchards, which may or may not be enchanted.

I don't claim to be any type of expert on poetry, or childhood stories. Actually, I'm very far from an expert on both of these (amongst other things). I just did not enjoy this book. Nothing about it pulled me in. I had the understanding going in that it is a book of 50 short stories, which it is, however the only reason I continued reading was because it was short. And I sincerely hoped that my mind would change about it after I reached about 50% through. But.... it just didn't.

Each short story is suppose to depict a teenager girls life, thoughts, and the struggles that she is going through. However, each story relates back to her weight. It's exhausting and repetitive. I appreciate what the author was trying to do..... it just didn't work for me.

Please don't allow this to hold you back in any way from reading this book. I do believe everyone will have their own individual opinion and it is a short read that you can get done quickly.
2 Coffee Cup Stars
Finished September 27th 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

New eARC's Received 9.20-9.27

New eARC's Received

This is a my weekly list of the eARCs I have received to review.
Thanks to Edelweiss, Netgalley, & the numerous publishers for the copies.

Expected publication: March 17th 2015 by William Morrow
Expected publication: November 4th 2014 by Diversion Books
Expected publication: November 4th 2014 by Diversion Books

This was a slow week. But I look forward to reading all 3 of these books :) 

Friday, September 26, 2014

4 For Friday Blitz || Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil, Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton, Avian by Nicole Conway, and Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki,

Welcome to the 4 for Friday Blitz for Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil, Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton, Avian by Nicole Conway, and Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki, presented by Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.

Thyra Winther’s seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can’t reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she’s doomed to spend eternity as a wraith.
Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal.
A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai’s childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. Thyra’s willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts — to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within her breast. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup’s devotion and the fire of a young man’s desire, the thawing of Thyra's frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing.
CROWN OF ICE is a YA Fantasy that reinvents Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” from the perspective of a young woman who discovers that the greatest threat to her survival may be her own humanity.
Vicki Lemp Weavil was raised in a farming community in Virginia, where her life was shaped by a wonderful family, the culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and an obsession with reading. Since obtaining her undergraduate degree in Theatre from the University of Virginia, she’s gone on to acquire two masters degrees, living in places as diverse as New York City and rural North Carolina. She’s currently the library director for a performing an visual arts university. Vicki loves good writing in any genre, and has been known to read seven books in as many days. She enjoys travel, gardening, and the arts. Vicki lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and some very spoiled cats.

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When a plane crashes in the woods near Jess’s home, the boy of her dreams falls out of the sky— literally. But David’s not here to find a girlfriend. He’s from another planet, and if Jess can’t help him get back to his ship, he’ll be stuck on Earth with nothing to look forward to but the pointy end of a dissection scalpel.
But her father runs their house like an army barracks, and with an alien on the loose, Major Dad isn’t too keen on the idea of Jess going anywhere. Ever. So how the heck is she supposed to help the sweetest, strangest, and cutest guy she’s ever met?
Hiding him in her room probably isn’t the best idea. Especially since her Dad is in charge of the squadron searching for David. That doesn’t mean she won’t do it. It just means she can’t get caught.</ p>
Helping David get home while protecting her heart—that’s gonna be the hard part. After all, she can’t really fall for a guy who’s not exactly from here.
As they race through the woods with Major Dad and most of the U.S. military one breath behind them, Jess and David grow closer than either of them anticipated. But all is not what it seems. David has a genocide-sized secret, and one betrayal later, they are both in handcuffs as alien warships are positioning themselves around the globe. Time is ticking down to Armageddon, and Jess must think fast if she’s to save the boy she cares about without sacrificing Earth—and everyone on it. 

 About the Author: 

Corporate Team Leader by day, and Ranting Writer by night. Jennifer M. Eaton calls the East Coast of the USA home, where she lives with her husband, three energetic boys, and a pepped up poodle.
Jennifer hosts an informational blog “A Reference of Writing Rants for Writers (or Learn from My Mistakes)” aimed at helping all writers be the best they can be.
Beyond writing and motivating others, she also enjoys teaching her dog to jump through hoops—literally.
Jennifer’s perfect day includes long hikes in the woods, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling, and snuggling up by the fire with a great book; but her greatest joy is using her over-active imagination constructively... creating new worlds for everyone to enjoy.
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What kind of power is lurking inside him?
After a year of training to become a dragonrider, Jaevid Broadfeather has been sent home to rest during a three-month interlude. But when he returns to find the king drake has chosen Beckah Derrick as his new rider, Jaevid realizes something big is about to happen. Every fiber of his being is pushed to the breaking point as Jaevid battles through his avian year, preparing for the final graduation test of the battle scenario. But there is more standing in his way than a few pushups and fancy sword moves.
Jaevid must face a new fear as he is tormented by a gruesome nightmare of a mysterious gray elf warrior murdering the royal family of Maldobar. It seems obvious to him that this is some kind of message about how the war started long ago—until Felix assures him the king is very much alive. With his strange powers growing stronger by the day, and that violent dream replaying in his mind every night, Jaevid no longer wonders if he will pass his avian year or not . . . he wonders if he will even survive it.
The truth will soon be set loose.

About the Author: 

Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.
Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.
She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.
Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog. 
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Fifty years ago The Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society.
To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less than human existence in deplorable conditions, under the watchful eye of guards who are ready to kill anyone who steps out of line.
Now, LUST wraps around my neck like thick, blue fingers, threatening to choke the life out of me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit, and the Hole is my new home.
Constant darkness.
Brutal and savage violence.
Excruciating pain.
Every day is a fight for survival.
But I won’t let them win. I will not die in the Hole.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story. 

About the Author:  

Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.
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COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY || Unlikely Venture || Kristen Luciani

Today is the cover reveal for Unlikely Venture
by Kristen Luciani
This cover reveal is organized by Indie Sage PR.

Unlikely Venture
(The Venture Series, #1)
By Kristen Luciani
Genre: Contemporary Romance
After learning Jessica's been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, her fiancé bolted out of her life as if he was on fire. She finds solace in her career--no distractions or romantic entanglements there!

But the universe has its own agenda.

Three thousand miles away from home and in the most unlikely of circumstances, Jessica meets Silicon Valley rising star James Callahan and her world is instantly turned upside down. Things go further awry when she encounters a ghost from the past. That one night of reckless abandon is back to haunt her and the control she fought so hard to regain is now in the hands of another.

Plagued by betrayal and guilt over his dad’s untimely death, James left Cambridge in search of a new beginning. With laser-focus, he built a cutting edge technology company now on the brink of financial success. Romance is the last thing on his mind...until he
meets Jessica.

Fate brought them together, awakening their dormant emotions. But Jessica’s scandalous secret consumes her and threatens the very happiness she feared she’d never find with
another man. Can James handle the truth about her past? Or did she pick the wrong guy
yet again?

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About the Author:
Kristen Luciani is a self-proclaimed momtrepreneur with a penchant for Christian Louboutins, Silicon Valley (the place, not the show), plunging necklines and grapefruit martinis. As a deep-rooted romantic who prefers juicy drama to fill the lives of anyone other than her, she tried her hand at creating a world of enchantment, sensuality, and intrigue, finally uncovering her true passion. No pun intended...

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY || The Gifted || Tamra Lassiter

The Gifted
Publication Date: December 1st, 2014


No gift is too small.
Sara’s gift of flight became known when she was eight years old. It was her gift from God and her secret to keep. Torn between pleasing her overprotective parents and literally soaring through the clouds, Sarah has resigned herself to being the oddball.
Everything changes in one moment. Sarah’s gift saves her life, but there are witnesses. Her secret is out. She soon meets the charming Simon and learns exactly why her parents have kept her hidden away all these years.
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About Tamra Lassiter

I live outside Washington, D.C. with my wonderfully supportive husband and two daughters, one of which is approaching her teenage years. Help us all! If that isn’t enough, we have a Great Dane and an English Bulldog to keep us on our toes. It’s crazy around here and I love every minute of it!
Writing is my third career. I didn't set out to be a writer, it was just meant to be. My Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech prepared me well for my first career as an Engineer/Program Manager. My second career was in Human Resources. Long story, but I figured it out. I believe the best start for a writing career is to be a reader first and I’ve been an avid reader my whole life. I've loved to read ever since I picked up my first Nancy Drew mystery in the fourth grade. Now I love reading just about everything, but I don’t read sad books and I don’t watch sad movies either for that matter, no matter how many awards they’ve won. Life’s too short and who needs all that strife to bring us down?
Many of my words have been penned late into the evening, which explains why I’ve never viewed whatever television show you recommend to me. I would, however, love to hear your recommendations for a great read!
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