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Black Moon Draw Blog Tour with GIVEAWAY!

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Award Winning author, Lizzy Ford, is back with a fantastical novel, BLACK MOON DRAW, where we find out what happens when a reader gets sucked into the novel she’s reading.
Reader beware … A woman suffering from heartbreak wishes her life would change and wakes up in BLACK MOON DRAW, an unfinished book written by her favorite author, where she must seek out the hero and help him on his mission if she is to return home.

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Praise for BLACK MOON DRAW: “Lizzy Ford has done it again. She has created a story her fans are going to love and one that is different from so many others out there. The reader is transported into the book she is reading. . . I think that this is a story about believing in yourself and not letting what others say or how they treat you, stop you from that. In the end, it’s about what you believe yourself capable of and not be scared to venture out of your comfort zone. I loved it!”—Cindy, Goodreads reader

green dreamsSynopsis: A reader gets sucked into the book she’s reading and is trapped, unless she convinces the hero of the story to send her home. Just her luck – the book is unfinished, and its sexy hero is far more alpha male than she’s prepared to handle.

What Naia doesn’t know: the story – and its hero – have been expecting her for quite some time, even though she has no idea what she’s doing there.
Naia must learn quickly how to navigate the dangerous, magical world of Black Moon Draw and find a way to complete her journey with the unlikely, uncooperative hero of the story, who holds the key to returning her home.

 

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iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/black-moon-draw/id905187026?mt=11

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/463307

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About Lizzy Ford:
Lizzy Ford is the author of over thirty books written for young adult and adult romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling “Rhyn Trilogy,” “Witchling Series” and the “War of Gods” series. Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring. Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

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Some Boys by Patty Blount *Blog Blitz*

 

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YA author, Patty Blount, is back with another novel that addresses one of today’s most pressing issues facing today’s youth. SOME BOYS is a gutwrenching and edgy love story told from alternating points of view that’s perfect for fans of Simone Elkeles and Katie McGarry.
“SOME BOYS belongs in every YA collection.” – School Library Journal
“5 stars. Very well-deserved! This book did quite a number on me – unlike most books (contemporary or not), this one made me FEEL, and feel really strongly.” – The Eater of Books

Want to get to know Patty better? Check out this exclusive interview!
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About SOME BOYS:
Some Boys go too far. Some Boys will break your heart. But One Boy can make you whole.
Seventeen-year-old lacrosse player Ian Russell—sidelined by a concussion—is sentenced to spend spring break scrubbing out lockers. It’s bad enough when Ian discovers his partner for the week is Grace Collier, the girl who claims his best friend raped her at a party in the woods a few weeks ago. But what sucks most of all is that he used to have a thing for Grace… before Zac MacMahon got to her first.
Grace wants to crawl into one of the lockers and die. Ian was the only reason Grace even bothered to go that stupid party, but he never showed up. Not until… after. Suddenly, someone was shaking her awake. The last thing she remembers is the expression on Zac’s face. But Zac told the entire school the sex was consensual and posted a video on Facebook to prove it. Her best friends have abandoned her and even her parents aren’t too sure.
But Ian and Grace surprise each other. He never disrespects her, and she even helps him when a dizzy spell hits. Ian still likes Grace with her bad-ass style. Unlike the rest of the school, who has rejected Grace, calling her a slut and a liar, Ian is funny and kind with secrets of his own. But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you challenge your best friend and call him a liar? How do you believe in love?
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*Excerpt*
First Kiss

He tugs me closer. “How are you gonna hurt me when I’ve got your hands trapped?”
I go completely still. Ian Russell is holding my hands. Ian Russell is holding my hands. And there’s no pressure in my chest, and I haven’t warped back in time to the moment when I knew I couldn’t stop Zac from taking what he wanted from me. Jesus, a boy is touching me, and it’s kind of okay. And for maybe the first time in forty days, I laugh.
“What’s so funny?” He looks at me sideways.
“Glad you asked.” I grin. Since he’s on the floor and I’m not, all it takes is a simple shift of my weight, and a second later I’ve broken out of his hold and have him pinned.
“Impressive. Ow. Very impressive. Ow. I’ll applaud once you let me go.”
“Stop crying.”
“I will when you let me go.”
I should probably let him go.
But I don’t.
My heart’s racing from the power trip of taking Ian down, or maybe it’s just because I’m so close to him and thought this was over for me. His muscles go lax. He stops struggling, and I don’t let go. I want to freeze this moment and keep it—keep him—forever. Slowly he leans in closer and closer, and I still don’t let go. His eyes drop to my mouth, and his tongue darts out to lick his lips. I think he wants to kiss me, and damn it, I want him to—I want him to so badly I almost cry, so I don’t let go. Closer, closer, and his eyes shut, and his head tilts. And I don’t let go. His lips touch mine, and he kisses me like it matters—like I matter—and oh, my God, it’s amazing. He’s amazing, and I don’t let go. And then the steel door on the floor below us screeches open, and Ian goes tense, his eyes darting to the stairs at the far end of the hall. And it hits me.
Ian doesn’t want anyone to see him with the school slut.
So I break our No Zac agreement. “You wanna know why I didn’t fight off Zac? Because I was unconscious.”
Ian’s eyes snap to mine and then away, but it’s too late. I already saw the disgust in them.
This is when I let him go.

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About Patty Blount:
In addition to writing novels for teens, Patty Blount writes technical information for a computer company. Her first novel, Send, was inspired after a manager suggested she learn more about social networks. A short version of that same novel finished in the top ten of the Writer’s Digest 79th Annual Writing Competition. She is also the author of the young adult book, TMI. She lives on Long Island with her family. Visit her at pattyblount.com.
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Spotlight ~Restraint, The Revelation Series~ by Randi Cooley Wilson

 

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Randi Cooley Wilson is back with a dark paranormal NA that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Restraint is an addictive pleasure and spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice. Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint.

Want to get to know Randi better? Check out this exclusive interview!
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Restraint (small)About RESTRAINT:
A FORBIDDEN LOVE WILL BECOME DEEPER.
A LOYALTY WILL BE TESTED.
AND ONLY DARKNESS WILL REMAIN.
One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down. Now, she’s left to struggle
with her identity and allegiance. Haunted by grief and tempted by her increasing attraction to her
protector, will she ever truly be safe from enemies that refuse to give up?

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Also in the Revelation series: REVELATION by Randi Cooley Wilson!

randicooleywilsonAbout Randi Cooley Wilson:
Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years.
She and her husband recently moved back to Massachusetts with their daughter where she was encouraged to begin writing again.

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 Excerpt:
Release Her – Restraint, The Revelation Series, Book #2
“Saraphina, release her from the spell at once,” the deep voice orders firmly.
 
“Or what, protector?” She laughs and it sounds like angels singing, causing my muscles to tighten in response. I lick my lips in reaction as she smiles seductively at me, and nods.
“Or I will kill you myself,” the male voice threatens.
 
She turns her chocolate eyes on the man behind me, attempting to seduce him too, lowering her voice to a sexy octave. “It’s a shame, really. You used to be so much more fun. Do you recall all the good times we’ve have together, lover?”
 
“Your seduction won’t work this time, so save the effort. I’ll kindly ask you one more time to release Eve from the spell before I discharge my powers,” he says cockily.
She pouts and it makes me sad. The need to comfort her overwhelms me until she darts her angry eyes toward me. Without warning, the chokehold she had on my body is gone. I stumble back, almost landing on the snowy ground before two strong hands wrap around me. As the haze in my brain begins to lift, I start to see and think clearly again.
“Next time she comes to the lake, I will take her to Lucifer,” Saraphina threatens then dives into the water, splashing us. It only increases the coldness running through my bones.
 
The pair of brawny hands grab at me, pulling me away from the water’s edge. “It’s all right. I’ve got you.”

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Revelation by Randi Cooley Wilson, Book Blitz Giveaway + Excerpt And Character Interview

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“I found myself so deep in the story, my ipad followed me everywhere I went so I could sneak a second to read a page or two just because I kept thinking about it.” – My Book Boyfriend

REVELATION, the first novel in the new adult Revelation series by debut author Randi Cooley Wilson, is a journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice and has been compared to INESCAPABLE by Amy Bartol and HUSH HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick. If you want to be swept away into a new world with paranormal characters you haven’t read about before then you should snag a copy of REVELATION today! Want to learn more about REVELATION? Be sure to check out this exclusive interview with Randi Cooley Wilson!

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A $25 gift card to Amazon or B&N (winners choice, open internationally), 3 runner up prizes: A signed copy of REVELATION and bookmark (open to US entrants only).

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About Revelation: 

A DIVINE SECRET, A LOYAL PROTECTOR, A FORBIDDEN LOVE. Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael. Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden. Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her. Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life. Can Asher and Eve fulfill their destinies or will their love destroy everything? Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice. Get your copy at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks Add REVELATION to your TBR pile on Goodreads!

randicooleywilsonAbout Randi Cooley Wilson:

Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years. She and her husband recently moved back to Massachusetts with their daughter where she was encouraged to begin writing again.

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Excerpt: Why do you care?

“Cold?” A deep, cocky voice greets me. I look up to see Asher leaning against a black Aston Martin DB9, my dream car. Damn if he isn’t looking every bit as delicious as he normally does. I really need to get my head examined. My lips form a tight line. “Why do you care?” It comes out harsher than I meant it too. Why does this guy get under my skin? The unnerving guy holds his stance, his scrutiny still focused on me. I try to ignore the burning sensation his gaze causes as it settles into my skin. I’m definitely not cold anymore. Asher breaks the awkward silence after a few moments. “Do I make you anxious, Eve?” “No.” I shiver but for a different reason now. My name sounds like a prayer on his lips. Nodding his head in understanding, he prowls over to me like a predator who has its prey in their trap. “You sure?” he whispers. Holding my position, I lift my chin and attempt to show him he doesn’t affect me. “Yes.” Asher stops in front of me, bends down and forces me to look him in the eye. My eyelids flutter just the tiniest bit at his body’s nearness to mine. Damn traitorous body. The corners of his mouth lift smugly as he moves closer. So close I can feel his minty warm breath on my lips. Chuckling quietly, he takes off his jacket and my heart begins doing back flips. His shoulders are really broad. Slowly, he leans forward, wrapping his leather coat over my shoulders, engulfing me with warmth and his intoxicating scent.

 
An Interview With The Revelation Cast: Eve, Asher, and Gage!

In my opinion, it’s always fun to get to know your favorite book characters on a more personal level. Recently, I sat down with some of my main characters from Revelation over coffee, while getting to know Eve, Asher and Gage better. Hope you enjoy it!

Q: Okay guys let’s start off with an easy one. If you could be an animal, what would it
be?

Asher: “This is an easy one for me, a dragon.” (Smirks sexily)
Eve: “I think, a giraffe. They have really pretty long necks and lovely eye lashes.”
Gage: “A giraffe? Any animal in the world, love, and you pick a giraffe?”
Asher: “Giraffes are beautiful animals, good pick, siren.” (Squeezes Eve’s hand)
Gage: (Sighs deeply) “A lion.”

Q: Give me one word that sums up your Revelation character?

Asher: “Intense.”
Eve: “Unsure.”
Gage: “Wise.”

Q: Eve, you and Asher have intense chemistry, but you also have amazing chemistry
with Gage. Can you talk about that dynamic?

Eve: “Asher and I definitely have a powerful relationship. On the one hand, he’s very intense with me, but at the same time, he treats me with nothing but love, adoration and awe. Gage always has me guessing, which keeps me on edge. I’m never really sure where I stand with him which is what makes our relationship rocky, but magnetic. It also helps that both boys are easy on the eyes.” (Giggles)

Q: Asher can you describe Eve for me?

Asher: “There’s just something beautiful about her. Eve is very strong. She’s not
the damsel in distress type of girl. It’s actually kind of weird. Before we met, I
expected her to be a wreck, but she’s tough. At the same time, there is softness to
Eve when she lets her guard down and that draws you in. Plus she’s stunning, I
mean look at her.” (Side-glances to Eve and locks eyes for a moment)

Q: Gage, we’re still getting to know you, and I understand over the course of the
Series, we’ll get to know more. Is there anything you can tell us about your character that we have not learned yet in Revelation?

Gage: “I think I’m misunderstood. I don’t over complicate things. I happen to
be very deep, and unlike Asher, who is reactive, I tend to be more strategic and
thoughtful when I approach situations. Over the course of the series, I think you’ll
start to learn more about why I am, the way I am, and why I choose to do the
things I do.”

Q: Eve you’re the vessel in which readers get to experience the story, through your
eyes. What is the one thing you hope the reader takes away from it?

Eve: “I hope that readers understand that this story is truly one of self-discovery,
love and sacrifice. Not just for my character, but every character who
makes up this story.”

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Blog Tour Stop & Sneak Peek: The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher

 

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Title: THE OPHELIA PROPHECY

Author: Sharon Lynn Fisher

Publisher:  Tor Trade

On Sale: April 1, 2014

 

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Our world is no longer our own.

We engineered a race of superior fighters–the Manti, mutant humans with insect-like abilities. Twenty-five years ago they all but destroyed us. In Sanctuary, some of us survive. Eking out our existence. Clinging to the past. Some of us intend to do more than survive.

Asha and Pax—strangers and enemies—find themselves stranded together on the border of the last human city, neither with a memory of how they got there. Asha is an archivist working to preserve humanity’s most valuable resource—information—viewed as the only means of resurrecting their society. Pax is Manti, his Scarab ship a menacing presence in the skies over Sanctuary, keeping the last dregs of humanity in check. But neither of them is really what they seem, and what humanity believes about the Manti is a lie. With their hearts and fates on a collision course, they must unlock each other’s secrets and forge a bond of trust before a rekindled conflict pushes their two races into repeating the mistakes of the past. The Ophelia Prophecy is the thrilling new SF romance from Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of Ghost Planet

 

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Excerpt from The Ophelia Prophecy:

Water pooled around Asha’s hips, soaking her thin cotton dress. She studied the glimmering surface of the lake, and the rocky hillside looming on the opposite side. The reservoir. How did I get here? Closing her eyes, she pressed her fingers to her temples. The last thing she remembered was climbing to the roof of the Archive with her father. It was a beautiful spring evening, and they’d planned to picnic and watch the sunset. She’d stepped off the ladder onto the corrugated, white-washed metal, and then . . . Sleep, Ophelia. She grasped at the words as they breezed across her consciousness. They had the ring of command, yet she had no memory of who had spoken them, or why. A masculine moan sounded, so close she rolled into a crouch and skittered into the shallow water. The lithe movement of her own body surprised her almost as much as the unexpected voice. Just beyond the depression she’d left on the beach, a naked form stirred. A stranger. His gaze riveted on her. He sat up straight, fists digging into the sand. No, not sand. His body rested on a bed of some soft, fibrous material. She remembered the flimsy dress—now wet and clinging to her body—and hugged her bent legs, concealing herself as best she could. Her heart pounded against her thighs. “Who are you?” they both demanded. So the confusion was mutual. “You first,” he said. A command, not a courtesy. She hesitated. The man now seemed familiar—something about the eyes. They curved down at the inside corners, making them appear to slant under his dark, arched eyebrows. But she couldn’t place him. He rose to a crouch, eyes moving over her like an extension of his arms, prying at the locked arms that concealed her body from him. She reached up to release the clip that held her coiled hair to the back of her head, thinking she would cover herself with it. She gasped to discover her heavy tresses were gone. Tears of confusion welled in her eyes. Fear knotted her stomach. “What’s your name?” the stranger insisted. “Asha,” she whispered, uncertain. There’d been another name a moment ago. A name that had seemed to mean something. Her throat tightened, strangling her words, as she said, “I don’t understand…” “What are you doing here?” She raised her eyes to his face, shrinking from the heat of his gaze. “I don’t know.” His eyes bored into hers, probing for the thoughts behind them. He frowned, brow furrowing with doubt. He doesn’t believe me. “Who are you?” she repeated, indignation nudging past the fear that gripped her. He slid his hands up his shoulders to rub his neck, baring the hard lines of his stomach, revealing pale marks under either side of his ribcage. Scars. “Paxton,” he said. One hand moved to the back of his head, and he winced. He probed the sore spot with his fingers. “Why are you here?” “I don’t know.” She glanced again at the fibrous nest. “What’s that?” “Carapace.” She blinked at him, the meaning of the familiar word eluding her. Before she could question him further, he rose to his feet, scanning the horizon. Her eyes lingered on the marks below his ribs. He stood so long—motionless and studying the edge of the sky—she began to think he’d forgotten her. His composure was troubling. There was a shared mystery here, clearly, but they were not equal participants. “How can you be so calm?” she asked, voice lifting with anxiety. “Do you know something I don’t? Has this kind of thing happened to you before?” Paxton glanced down at the nest. “Yes.” She gaped at him, but the low whine of an approaching ship changed the subject. Her heart jumped as the black beetle hummed into view, dragging its own reflection across the surface of the lake. She sprang to her feet. “That’s an enemy ship!” she cried. “We have to go!” Technically the war was over. Very little left for the Manti to fight. But they still ruled the air, keeping tabs on the last dregs of humanity. Citizens of Sanctuary were forbidden to wander away from the city, and the reservoir marked the border. Again his eyes skewered her to the spot. “No, we wait here. That’s my ship.” “Your ship? I don’t…” She side-stepped a couple meters down the beach, eyeing him fearfully. Overhead, the beetle whirred to rest, cupped wings lifting to allow a controlled vertical landing. With a series of loud clicks it nestled into the sand, hover gear lowering and locking back against the hull. The lusterless, black skin of the vessel looked like rubber, but she knew it was a secreted resin. As she stared, frozen to the spot, the hull lightened from jet to blond, until it was almost invisible against the sand. “Pax, you okay?” a feminine voice sounded from the ship’s external com. “I’m okay,” called Asha’s companion. “Drop the ramp.” “Who’s that with you?” Paxton frowned at Asha. “I was hoping you could tell me.”

 

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Meet the Author:

 A Romance Writers of America RITA Award finalist and a three-time RWA Golden Heart Award finalist, SHARON LYNN FISHER lives in the Pacific Northwest.

She writes books for the geeky at heart—sci-fi flavored stories full of adventure and romance—and battles writerly angst with baked goods, Irish tea, and champagne.

Her works include Ghost Planet (2012), The Ophelia Prophecy (2014), and Echo 8 (2014). You can visit her online at SharonLynnFisher.com.

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Blood Stained Tranquility by N. Isabelle Blanco Blog Blast & Giveaway!

Blood Stained Tranquility The Rise of the Szolites- Part Two  By  N. Isabelle Blanco 

Release Date: 27th March 2014
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Summary: 
The wheels of destiny are spiraling out of control quicker than even the gods can keep up. They all thought they knew what war was like—but have no idea how bad things are about to get. In the continuation of the Szolite series, two of the most dangerous powers in the Universe will be unleashed, threatening to push two fated beings apart.
A normal human girl. . .
Evesse Salazar never imagined that a violent end to her already difficult life would be just the beginning. After being thrown into a vortex, shredded apart, and killed, she is reborn as something more. Something she might not be able to manage. If that weren’t enough, she awakes newly mated to the last being in the Universe she ever would have chosen.
Now, with no other option, Eve must come to terms with her powers, her past, and her mate before he loses control of what might just be uncontrollable.

 

A god with a monster locked inside. . .
For over eleven thousand years, Zeniel, God of Tranquility, has done everything in his power to keep his other half, the God of Vengeance, from breaking free. A single glance from Mavrak is all it takes to kill those deemed guilty. The wraiths under his command can tear thousands to shreds in an instant, no matter how small their crimes. Zeniel knows he must remain at peace to keep Mavrak at bay, but he’s rendered helpless with one look into the eyes of his mate.

The longing for Evesse is enough to rip the demon out of its cage, and with the Gods on the verge of a cataclysmic war, Mavrak has every intention of gorging on both his mate, and the vengeance he so desperately needs.

Author Bio:
N. Isabelle Blanco was born in Queens, NY (USA). At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began reading and writing. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.
An avid reader in her teens, her fascination with Japanese anime eventually led her to the universe of fan fiction, which became her on-again, off-again hobby for the next ten years. During that time she amassed a following of fans that, by her own admission, she would never be able to live without. It was those fans who encouraged her to step beyond the fan fiction realm and try her talent in the publishing world.

N. Isabelle Blanco now has three novellas and two full-length novels under her belt, and spends her days working as an author, web programmer, marketer, and graphic designer. Her free time is spent with her “spawn,” as she calls her son, brainstorming for his future career as a comic book illustrator.

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Jen Frederick’s Unraveled: Book Blitz Tour and Giveaway!!

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Author: Jen Frederick

Genre: New Adult Romance

Summary:

Twenty-five-year-old Sgt. Gray Phillips is at a crossroads in his life: stay in the Marine Corps or get out and learn to be a civilian? He’s got forty-five days of leave to make up his mind but the people in his life aren’t making the decision any easier. His dad wants him to get out; his grandfather wants him to stay in. And his growing feelings for Sam Anderson are wreaking havoc with his heart…and his mind. He believes relationships get ruined when a Marine goes on deployment. So now he’s got an even harder decision to make: take a chance on Sam or leave love behind and give his all to the Marines. Twenty-two year old Samantha Anderson lost her husband to an IED in Afghanistan just two months after their vows. Two years later, Sam is full of regrets—that she didn’t move with her husband to Alaska; that she allowed her friends to drift away; that she hasn’t taken many chances in life. Now, she’s met Gray and taking a risk on this Marine could be her one opportunity to feel alive and in love again. But how can she risk her heart on another military man who could share the same tragic fate as her husband?

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THIS WAS ONLY TEMPORARY, I reminded myself, as Samantha so sweetly kissed me back. I’m only here for a short time I reminded myself but as I felt her tongue stroke the side of my tongue, as she nipped her teeth against my lip, I wanted to just drown in the sensation. Her scent filled my head and the air around us shrank until all I knew was her small body sitting so close to mine. I moved my hand from her shoulder to cup her neck and angled her face for deeper penetration. I licked every inch inside of her mouth until the taste of her was all that I knew on my tongue.

And all that time I stared in to her green eyes and not once did she look like she was anywhere but right here with me. I saw my reflection there. Her heartbeat was made wild by my kisses.

And temporary was the farthest thing from my mind.

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Author Bio:

Bestselling author Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She’s been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at jensfrederick@gmail.com.

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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Rock It by Jennifer Chance

Rock It by Jennifer Chance
For gals who love bad boys and musicians, Jennifer Chance brings ROCK IT – “the tale of a smoldering rocker and the fangirl who catches his eye—and finds herself living out her wildest dreams.”This is the first novel in the New Adult series, Rule Breakers , published by Random House’s Loveswept imprint.

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Romance
Title: Rock It
Author: Jennifer Chance
Author Locattion: Ohio, United States
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: Random House (Loveswept)
Format: Digital eBook
ISBN: 978-0-553-39095-7

Synopsis: Lacey Dawes is a total pro at the talent agency where she works, and it doesn’t hurt that IMO Worldwide Media represents Dante Falcone. The rock god has starred in her fantasies since she was sixteen—and remains her secret crush to this day. So when Dante picks her to be the interim manager on his Dream It tour, Lacey can’t believe her luck. Handling Dante is sure to be the most exquisite, spine-tingling, nerve-wracking mix of business and pleasure ever.

Although Dante is grateful for the adoring fans who scream for one more of his full-throttle, soul-searing songs, being surrounded by a cadre of corporate types backstage is wearing thin. Then Lacey shows up. Yeah, she’s organized, smart, quick to get him what he wants before he knows he wants it—but Dante senses there’s something else going on with sweet, sexy Lacey. One kiss tells him what that “something” might be . . . and makes him hungry for more.
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Excerpt:
Dante Falcone, Rock God

Dante Falcone was clad in head-to-toe black leather that hugged and cupped and stretched over his body as intimately as a second skin. His jacket was ripped open, his gleaming chest showing one of the reasons why he was so popular in a multimedia world—Dante wasn’t just an amazing singer, he had the body of a male model, his face and physique apparently undamaged from eight hard years of living on the road. As Lacey fought to keep her footing despite the mass of bodies behind her, pushing her ever closer to the stage, she drank in the sight of him. He was all dark eyes and beautiful mouth, his heavenly voice now practically screaming into his mike as his eyes roamed the stadium, drinking in the adulation like a king. Or a god. Or an angel.
He was worth every penny anyone ever paid him, she thought fleetingly, just as one particularly shrill voice screeched in her ear, “Dante, I love you!”
Then Lacey felt a brutal push against her hip. She stumbled forward, crushed up against the stage for a moment until she straightened, desperately trying to regain her footing even as fans surged over and around her, spilling onto the stage.
The horde pulsed as the security guards finally moved into action, and Lacey’s hands balled hard into fists as another frantic girl tried to climb up to the stage by way of Lacey’s back. Someone was going to die if this kept up, but just as her eyes swept the stage, she saw Dante Falcone staring down at her. And only at her.
And it totally wasn’t a daydream this time.
He really was looking at her. The pressure of his gaze seemed to clear a space around her . . . Well, that and the security guard, who’d finally made his way across the floor, opening a path as the crowd fell back.
“You okay?” the burly man shouted as he stopped in front of her.
“I’m fine—thank you!” Lacey’s words were automatic, her gaze still fixed on Dante. He moved in perfect rhythm with the music as he watched her, smiling between the words of the song, letting her know that he’d seen her distress and had somehow come to her aid.
Lacey shook her head, hard, to clear it. Dante couldn’t have any idea who she was—much less care—but he was staring at her as if it was she who had captured his attention, she who held his world. A distant, vague part of her mind registered the beefy security guy at her side, knew that she had just been written into the night’s act as the fans screamed their approval and her face flashed all over the Jumbotrons. But none of that mattered, not right then.
With one soft smile, Dante Falcone had made her feel wonderfully, sweetly, hopelessly sixteen, all over again.
Lacey shook her head, hard, to clear it. Dante couldn’t have any idea who she was—much less care—but he was staring at her as if it was she who had captured his attention, she who held his world. A distant, vague part of her mind registered the beefy security guy at her side, knew that she had just been written into the night’s act as the fans screamed their approval and her face flashed all over the Jumbotrons. But none of that mattered, not right then.
With one soft smile, Dante Falcone had made her feel wonderfully, sweetly, hopelessly sixteen, all over again.

 
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Author Bio:
I come by romance honestly, having spent several years writing adult romance and entering romance contests through Romance Writers of America–including finaling twice in the prestigious Golden Heart contest and winning once. But despite these and other contest wins, my first published novel came not in adult romance, but as a writer of YA historical fiction (you can read all about my Elizabethan spy girls stories, the Maids of Honor, here.)
Still, despite my love of Elizabethan spies, I could never quite give up those super Alpha contemporary romance heroes. So, in the summer of 2013, I decided to see if perhaps I might still have a romance or two up my sleeve.
I wrote a tale about a girl whose biggest high-school and college crush–a rock star–suddenly becomes her biggest client, only now she has to be professional and not betray the fact that she’s completely in love with the guy. It was a fun, sexy, romantic fantasy, and I suggested the idea to my agent… who asked what other ideas I had in addition to this story. Shortly after, the Rule Breakers series was born.
To separate these books from my historical work, I adopted the name Jennifer Chance. I am now pursuing my dreams (pretty much round the clock as it turns out) and am THRILLED to be able to have four e-books coming out in 2014 and early 2015, all with Random House LoveSwept’s New Adult romance line.
As to what will happen from here, who knows? But as long as there is a story to be written and an HEA to be had, I’ll be the one over in the corner, tapping away on my keyboard.
Website: http://www.JenniferChance.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorJenniferChance

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Jenn_Chance

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7303154.Jennifer_Chance

 

 

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Blog Tour: Under These Restless Skies by Lissa Bryan

Under These Restless Skies 
By 
Lissa Bryan 

Available from AmazonKoboBarnes and Noble, and TWCS

Summary: 
 
Will Somers has always thought himself unlovable. When he encounters a creature of myth and magic, he seizes the chance to finally have a wife and family of his own. Emma is a selkie—one of the immortal fae-folk of the sea—bound to Will by the magic of her kind, and eager to learn about life on land. She has to learn to adapt quickly to human customs, because Will is headed for the court of Henry VIII, to serve as the king’s fool. It’s a glittering, dangerous world, where a careless word can lead to the scaffold and the smallest of gestures is loaded with political implications. Anne Boleyn is charmed by Emma’s naïveté and soothing selkie magic and wants Emma for her own fool. Can Will protect his newfound love from the dangers that lurk in every shadow? Circa regna tonat: around the throne, the thunder rolls.

Author Bio:


Lissa Bryan is an astronaut, renowned Kabuki actress, Olympic pole vault gold medallist, Iron Chef champion, and scientist, who recently discovered the cure for athlete’s foot . . . though only in her head. Real life isn’t so interesting, which is why she spends most of her time writing.






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Other novels by Lissa Bryan

 
                                                  Ghostwriter                The End of all Things
Short stories by Lissa Bryan
                                             Tales From The End   The Golden Arrow and The Butterfly

Coming soon The Land of the Shadow 

 
 
 
 

~Legend of the Selkies~

Undine by Arthur Rackham
The legends of the selkies, or silkies, as they’re sometimes called, originated in Ireland, Scotland, and Iceland. They were the immortal fae-folk of the sea.

According to the legend, selkies were shape-shifters. In the sea, they took on the form of a seal. When they came to land and shed their magical pelt, they could shift to human form.

The most well-known selkie tale is The Selkie Wife. Will’s grandmother tells him one version of the tale in Under These Restless Skies:


“I
will tell you the tale of the Selkie Wife. Once, a fisherman of the North Sea
happened upon a girl dancing in the waves by the shore. Naked, she was, for
selkies do not know they should be ashamed of their nudity. He found her pelt
tucked into a crevice in the rocks.”

“Her
pelt?”

“Aye.
Selkies have a magical bit of fur. When they don it, they change to their true
form.”

Will
tried to remember other tales he had heard. “Are they not seals?”

“Nay,
not a seal. A selkie, the fae-folk of the sea. Though they may look like a
seal, they are different. They are creatures of magic, immortal, gentle, and
good of heart. There are tales of them saving drowning sailors by swimming them
to shore, and of bringing to the poor the gold they find on the sea floor.”

Will
steered her back to the story. “He stole her pelt? Whyfore would he do that?”

“When
their pelt is stolen from them, they are bound to he who took it, trapped in
their human form on the land until it is willingly returned to them.


“The
fisherman took the selkie maiden’s pelt, for he was enchanted by her on sight.
Beautiful, selkies are, when they are in their human form. The women-folk are
said to be gentle and kind, excellent wives and mothers. The men-folk are
said—” She looked down at Will’s young face and smiled slightly. “Well, the
men-folk are said to know how to make a woman happy. A lonely maiden or an
unhappy wife may summon a selkie when she sheds seven tears into the sea.

“The
fisherman was a widower with children in need of a mother, so he bound the
selkie maiden by taking her pelt, and brought her home to care for his
children. And a good mother she was, for selkie women love children, even
land-children not of their own.

“The
fisherman kept his Selkie Wife’s pelt locked in a chest, and kept the key
‘round his neck, even as he slept. But even if the trunk had been unlocked, she
could not have taken it back. It must be given back to her, willingly, or she
cannot touch it.”

“Was
she happy as the fisherman’s wife?”

His granddame
shook her head. “The fisherman was a cold man. He would not allow his wife to
swim or frolic and play as selkies are wont, nor said he any loving words to
her. She tried to make him love her, for selkies have powers to that end, but
his heart was hard and empty.

“The
Selkie Wife sat by the window, watching the waves every day, longing to return
to her true home and slowly, she began to pine
 away. Like all of the fae-folk, the selkies
are immortal, but their hearts are fragile. Sadness can cause them to wither
and fade.”

“If
they are unhappy, they can
die of
it?” 
 

“Aye,
but they are spirited creatures and it takes little to lift their hearts. A
kind word, a smile, a swim in the sea. Some selkies come willingly to the land
to marry when they fall in love with men on the land, and they are happy. But
their first love will always be the sea.

“One day, the fisherman forgot the key and his children found it. Curious, they unlocked the trunk they had never seen opened, and the Selkie Wife asked the children to give her the pelt inside. Willingly, they did, for they knew not what it was.

“And
when they handed it to her, the Selkie Wife raced down to the shore, shedding
her gown as she did. She donned the pelt and changed into her selkie form to
dive into the waves. Her husband’s children saw her leap and play in the sea,
and though they had not known what she was, and would miss her sorely, they
knew she was home where she belonged and rejoiced for her.

“The
fisherman did not. He was enraged when he found his wife gone. For weeks, he searched
the waves for her, but when a selkie’s pelt is returned, she cannot meet with
the man who took it for seven years.”

“Why
is that?”

His granddame
shrugged as she took another wad of wool from the basket and began to briskly
rake it with the combs. “I know not. ‘Tis just the enchantment. She was hidden
from his eyes, even if she stood before him. Still, the fisherman searched for
any sign of her. And then, one day, he came upon a selkie man, the Selkie
Wife’s true husband. And the fisherman slaughtered him to spite his wife.”

Will
grimaced. “Did she take her revenge on him when the seven years had expired?”

“I
have heard two versions of the tale. One says that she still roams the waves, mourning
for her lost love, and the other says she takes her revenge on fishermen when
she comes upon them. Any man who drowns is said to be her doing, that she
became a sea-witch, calling up storms to avenge her love.”

“What
do you think?”

She smiled softly, and under her wrinkled face Will saw the ghost of the charming young lass she had been when she first heard the tale. “Methinks she grieves, but does no harm. They are said to be kind and gentle creatures, and ‘tis not their nature to hurt others. Still, ‘tis sad to think of a woman who shall mourn her lost love forever as she roams the cold waves.”

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Blog Tour: A Grimm Legacy by Janna Jennings

Welcome to my stop on A Grimm Legacy’s blog tour!!

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A Grimm Legacy by Jenna Jennings

Genre: Fantasy/YA

Published by:

Patchwork Press

 

 

 

About the Book:

Enchanted castles and charming princes thought to exist only in stories come to life in this classically twisted fairy tale that combines the timeless quality of generations old folktales with the challenges of the modern world.

The woods of Elorium appear ordinary to Andi Grace, until birds start talking and elves answer doors. Along with three others, Andi has been whisked out of her world and finds herself the reluctant guest of the perplexing millionaire, Mr. Jackson-a stranger willing to help get them home, but who’s keeping secrets of his own.

Discovering unexpected family connections to this fairy tale land, the group must rely on each other as they dodge evil fairies and battle giants, intent on keeping them in Elorium.

Faced with characters short on whimsy and bent towards treachery, Andi, Quinn, Fredrick, and Dylan are forced into fairy tale roles to find the way home. But in Elorium, happily ever after is never guaranteed.

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Excerpt:

Finally able to peer into the ruined basket, Quinn found not the young boy she had been expecting, but someone sixteen or seventeen, close to her age. Bundled in winter gear—a heavy coat, gloves, and boots—he turned his head, careful to distribute his weight evenly in the unsteady basket.

“Sorry,” he said, the southern accent heavy in his speech, his eyes finding hers. “I tried climbing onto the tree a few times but I was afraid the basket would dump me…”

“No worries,” Quinn said, finding it difficult to immediately break away from his serious green eyes. “I’ll get you out. Here.” Quinn unwound a few yards of her line and tossed it on top of him. “Tie that around your waist. It won’t be pleasant if the basket drops, but you won’t fall.” She pulled the slack out of her rope and wound it several times around the trunk of the tree, hanging on to the free end.

“Ready?” Quinn asked.

He nodded, looking more determined than scared, which was impressive.

He inched himself to safety, reaching the edge of the basket and grabbing the branch below Quinn. An ominous creak made him freeze mid-turn. The basket settled. Quinn hadn’t realized she had tensed up until the muscles of her knotted back began to relax.

With a crack, a pivotal branch broke, free creating a domino effect of splintering limbs and flying pinecones as the basket pinwheeled to the ground. The guy’s yell was lost in the amputation of tree limbs as he launched himself at Quinn’s tree. He missed and fell, the rope catching him awkwardly under the arms.

On the other end of the tether, Quinn braced herself, but the boy’s momentum was too much for her precarious seat. She was launched from the branch, smacking hard into the trunk. They dangled, twisting on the rope.

Fighting for breath, Quinn shuddered, her hands burning and raw. Strung in the tree like two battered Christmas ornaments, their faces only inches apart, Quinn stared into his eyes and saw her disbelief, relief, and barely contained hysteria reflected in them.

“Thanks,” he wheezed. “I’m Fredrick.”

“Quinn.”

 

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About the Author:

Janna Janna is a Colorado based YA author who loves a good fairy tale. She’s married to her own real life prince charming, and will usually admit to being mom of three, including her incorrigible middle child. She has a good deal of education in subjects that are somehow not related to writing, which includes a Masters in Education. Currently she teaches toddlers important life skills like which end of a spoon to use and that gluesticks are not for eating. They lack a few things that make a good literary critic, but she loves her students all the same. Besides wrangling with kids Janna can be found doing some therapeutic baking, dreaming of the ocean, and of course, curling up with a good book.

 

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