Tuesday, July 31, 2018

COVER REVEAL for "The Connelly Boys (Celtic Witches, #1)" by Lily Velez

The Connelly Boys 
(Celtic Witches, #1)
by Lily Velez
Publication date:
September 13th, 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
The Connelly boys are practically royalty at St. Andrew’s Prep. Popular, wealthy, and devastatingly beautiful, the four brothers have long cast a spell over their classmates and over the sleepy seaport town of Rosalyn Bay, Ireland. 
There’s only one problem: they’re also cursed. 
…Or so the rumors say. 
Seventeen-year-old newcomer Scarlet Monroe has never been one for rumors, but when she inadvertently banishes a demon while trying to help eldest brother Jack Connelly, the most breathtaking of the boys and the one to whom she feels inexplicably drawn, she quickly discovers there may be more to the local superstitions and folklore than she originally thought. 
Before long, she’s pulled into a dark and mysterious world filled with ancient magic, powerful spells, kidnapped souls, and deadly enemies. But none of it compares to discovering the truth of who she really is… or what she’ll have to become to defeat a rising evil older than humankind itself before she loses everyone she loves — that is, of course, if she can survive the world of the Connellys long enough. 
Don’t miss this first installment in the new dark fantasy series by Lily Velez, which features Irish folklore, Celtic mythology, mystery and light romance, and an engrossing world of witches and magic that will keep you reading long into the night!

Author Bio:
Lily Velez has been writing stories since she was six years old. Not much has changed since then. She still prefers the written word and her overactive imagination over the ‘real world’ (though to be fair, her stories no longer feature talking dinosaurs). A graduate of Rollins College and a Florida native, when she's not reading or writing, she spends most of her days wrangling up her pit bulls Noah and Luna, planning exciting travel adventures, and nursing her addiction to cheese. All this when she isn’t participating in the extreme sport known as napping. You can learn more about Lily and her books at www.lilyvelezbooks.com. 
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Monday, July 30, 2018

BLOG TOUR AND AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Katy Upperman for "The Impossibility of Us"

The Impossibility of Us 
by Katy Upperman
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: July 31st, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
The last thing Elise wants is to start her senior year in a new town. But after her brother’s death in Afghanistan, she and her mother move from San Francisco to a sleepy coastal village. 
When Elise meets Mati, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Mati is new to town too, visiting the U.S. with his family. Over the course of the summer, their relationship begins to blossom, and what starts out as a friendship becomes so much more. 
But as Elise and Mati grow closer, her family becomes more and more uncomfortable with their relationship, and their concerns all center on one fact — Mati is Afghan. 
Beautifully written, utterly compelling, and ultimately hopeful, THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US asks — how brave can you be when your relationship is questioned by everyone you love?

~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Katy Upperman~

1. What gave you the inspiration for the storyline?

My husband gave me the inspiration for The Impossibility of Us… Back in 2014, I told him I wanted to start working on a new project for National Novel Writing Month. He encouraged me to write about a girl from the U.S. and a boy from Afghanistan – they meet, fall for each other, and end up having to deal with a lot of frustrating prejudices regarding their differences in culture and religion. I took his suggestion and ran with it – I was excited about this modern spin on the “forbidden romance” trope, as well as the opportunity to dive into some really interesting research. I’m so glad he planted that seed of an idea!

2. Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?

All of my books share a common theme: love conquers all. Additionally, I like to explore friendship, loss, guilt, identity, acceptance, and family. Beyond that, I think readers tend to discover themes relevant to who they are and where they are in life—I know I do! I think it’s really cool to hear from different readers who identify with completely different themes in my stories.   

3. Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

I try to keep my characters predominately fictional, but Elise’s little niece, Janie, is based on my now-eleven-year-old daughter back when she was three: precocious, curious, and sweet. I gave Elise’s sister-in-law, Audrey, some of my own backstory and personality traits. As a military wife and mom who married relatively young, it wasn’t terribly difficult to see things through her lens; her relationship with Elise happens to be one of my favorites in the story. But mostly, my book people are purely imagined.

4. Who has influenced you most as a writer?

My mom fostered my appreciation of reading, and growing up, my dad rarely said no when I asked for a new book at the bookstore (RIP, Waldenbooks), so it was my parents who inspired my love of literature, which is what ultimately led me to writing.

I’ve been reading Judy Blume’s novels since I was eight, so she’s definitely the writer who has most influenced what I write, and how I write it. I admire the way she takes seemingly unremarkable people in ordinary situations and creates big, emotionally resonating stories with them. Just as Long as We’re Together is my favorite book of hers; it’s a story about friendship and family and navigating middle school—nothing particularly revolutionary—but it’s always felt huge and so relatable, like it was written just for me. I think about that book a lot when I’m working on my own. I hope readers can find a piece of themselves in my stories like I do when I read Judy’s novels.

5. If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?

Okay, I really had to think about this one! My perfect literary game night would include Laila from A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hermione from The Harry Potter series, and Kestrel from The Winner’s Trilogy because they’re all smart, strong, courageous women who overcome a whole lot of adversity in unique ways. I’d serve cookies and cupcakes because I love to bake, and hope that Hermione would bring some magical treats from Honeydukes. I like strategy games like The Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride, though considering my guests (*ahem* Kestrel), I have a feeling I’d get stomped at my own game night!

6. Do you feel that you can ever have too many books?

Hahaha—NO. I have quite a collection. Though, I do try to only hang on to books I truly love. I purge and donate every now and then, and it makes me really happy to pass stories along to new readers. But if I have an addiction, it’s definitely books. 

Author Bio:
Katy Upperman is a graduate of Washington State University, a former elementary school teacher, and an insatiable reader. When not writing for young adults, Katy can be found whipping up batches of chocolate chip cookies or exploring the country with her husband and daughter. KISSING MAX HOLDEN is her debut novel; her sophomore novel, THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US, will be available summer, 2018. 


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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

BOOK REVIEW for "Countercurrent (Atlas Link, #4)" by Jessica Gunn

****(4) out of 5 Stars!


SUMMARY:

Atlantis has been defeated, but countercurrents still remain…

With Atlantis now out of the picture, TAO and the Navy have created a vessel capable of Link Piece travel: the Atlas. But their aim to freely explore time to better understand the Atlantean and Lemurian war ignores the bigger threat that the Atlantean Prince had warned them: the White City.

Though Chelsea has given her opposition to the military’s plans, her disagreements have fallen on deaf ears. Instead she works to ensure the Atlas is as secure as possible and hopes for the best, an optimism that’s brought her and Trevor closer than ever.

But countercurrents run in their midst, and when Pearl Harbor is attacked, nearly destroying the Atlas in the process, Chelsea discovers that people she’s trusted most since joining SeaSatellite5 years ago have not only betrayed her in all the deepest ways…

They’ve never been on her side at all.


 REVIEW:

This final book in the series had all the actions and emotions: love, hate, anger, happiness, despair, trust, betrayal, vengeance, intrigue, victory, defeat.  You name it, and it was to be had in this volume, often in spades!  It definitely gave me all of the feels.

I can't really say anything about the actual story or the characters, not without potentially giving away any of the many plot twists and surprises.  And they well worth reading for yourself.

There were a couple of times when I still couldn't figure out what was going on, mostly in regard to the major backstory plot points.  And the multi-character point of view really annoyed me.  I've just been getting to where I can handle the dual POV that was used in other volumes.

But overall I really enjoyed this book!  It makes an awesome ending to the Atlas Link series!

  

I received a free eBook copy of this title from the author, 
and have willingly provided an honest review.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

BOOK BLITZ for "What Lies in Shadows" by Siena Noble


What Lies in Shadows
by Siena Noble
Publication date: July 20th, 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Romance, Suspense
Ten years ago, former San Francisco police detective Daniel Yun lost everything when he lost his beloved wife and partner, Christine, to the very serial killer they were hunting. Now a private investigator, Dan has done his best to move on with his life, burying himself in his work and being a devoted uncle to his nieces and nephews. His weekends are occupied with a succession of boring blind dates and a long string of willing submissives, but the one woman who has managed to creep into his heart is the one woman he can’t allow himself to have: Heather, Christine’s best friend. 
Since the brutal murder of her best friend, homicide detective Heather D’Angelo has dedicated her life to keeping the city safe from scum like Christine’s killer. Between her stressful job and the demands of being a divorced single mom, Heather has little time for romance, preferring the familiar company of Dan… and the occasional Saturday night at the local BDSM club. But no Dom can compare to the man whose touch first awakened her hidden desires years before: none other than Dan himself… 
For nearly a decade, the man believed to be the San Francisco Slasher has been behind bars, until a vicious killing all too similar to Christine’s forces the police to reopen the case, and Dan to confront all the fury and pain he thought he’d buried long ago. When the trail of the Slasher and Dan’s latest case converge and lead straight to the city’s BDSM community, he and Heather find themselves working intimately together, bringing their long-suppressed passion to the surface. But as they fight feelings stronger than friendship, the body count continues to climb, and the Slasher isn’t the only threat they face. Only together can Dan and Heather overcome the demons that have haunted them for so long, especially since the killer may be far closer to them than they ever imagined…
Author Bio: 
A proud Pittsburgh, PA area native, Siena Noble has explored and inhabited all kinds of fictional worlds through her writing since age ten. Although she’s always been a sucker for a good love story and possesses an incredibly dirty mind, she never imagined that her publishing debut would be erotic romance. What started as a silly short story idea quickly became something much bigger, a demanding Master of a manuscript whose every whim Siena submitted to. 
When she’s not busy reading, writing, binge-watching Game of Thrones, or doing a million other important things, Siena enjoys traveling, archery, and getting lost in the woods (also known as “hiking”). She and her better half/writing buddy/sometimes Sir/sex muse live together in Pittsburgh. Their dream is to relocate to the middle of nowhere and build a castle capable of withstanding the impending zombie apocalypse. 
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Monday, July 23, 2018

BOOK BLITZ for "Enticed & Seduced (House of the Cat, #7)" by Shelley Munro

Enticed & Seduced
(House of the Cat, #7)
by Shelley Munro
Publication date: July 19th, 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Some days, getting out of bed is a mistake… 
Kaya Ignatius loves her job, working as part of the Indefatigable crew. But this isn’t a normal morning. Gryffnn Drake, a hunky dragon shifter, has a problem with another clan and wants her to act as his betrothed. It’s a chance to smash a dry spell and help the man who has become a good friend. After all, what’s not to like about steamy sexual encounters? 
But everything after that is downhill. 
She’s slimed by a stinky plant, her brother arrives with bad news and dumps a huge, scary responsibility in her lap. Suddenly, her life is full of drama and nasty surprises. 
Gryffnn has always lusted after Kaya, but she only saw his older brother. Now things have changed, and he has a plan to capture the sassy Kaya and woo her to his way of thinking. A move by an opposition clan forces him to escalate his romantic plan. Things proceed well until the past struts in to say hello and creates havoc with his love life and his dragon clan. 
Never mind bed, Gryffnn and Kaya are too busy putting out dangerous fires and trying to stay alive to worry about the future…
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Excerpt:

A servant tapped for entry. He approached Gryffnn. “The dragons from Dalcon have arrived,” he said instead of announcing dinner.
Damn and blast. This was typical Aideen, always doing the unexpected.
“I’ll meet them at the spaceport. Kaya and I will leave now.”
“Their ships have landed on the training field,” the servant said.
“What do you need us to do?” Ry asked.
“I need two guards on Ransom’s chamber. The visitors must not see him. I also need Hallam kept away from them. I don’t trust Aideen.”
“Mogens and I will take care of Hallam,” Camryn said. “Does he understand why he must avoid the Gwilym dragons?”
“Yes,” Gryffnn said tersely. “He understands, but can you reinforce that Lys is his sister and he mustn’t mention her either—to keep them both safe.”
“Nanu and I will watch over Ransom and free up your guard,” Ry said. “Anything else? Where are you housing them?”
“Decorum states I must have them here at the compound. I’ll decide on the exact arrangements once I see who has arrived. Kaya, with me.”
Gryffnn stalked from the communal room, his mind racing in a dozen directions at once. Kaya strode at his side and her silent solidarity shored up his fears. He refused to let Aideen and her clan get the better of him, and he’d protect his brother and their clan to his dying breath. His only regret—he and Kaya hadn’t cemented their bond yet.
“Aideen will scent we’re not mates,” he said.
Kaya winked. “Maybe not. She’ll take one whiff and avoid me.”
“I get a lungful now and then.” A burst of humor shot through him. “With luck the stench has transferred to me, and Aideen will keep her distance.”
Goddess, he wasn’t looking forward to this meeting.
“You’ve got this, Gryffnn,” Kaya said as they stalked outdoors and headed to the training field.
Gryffnn’s chest swelled, and he tugged Kaya to a halt.
“What?”
He hauled her into his arms and kissed her with all the desperation he’d felt when he’d thought Ransom wanted Kaya. He caught her gasp with his mouth and teased her lips with his tongue before he took the kiss deeper. Sweetness burst over him at Kaya’s acceptance of his rough and unrestrained ardor.
“Well,” a strident feminine voice declared. “A fine meeting to be sure. You’d rather dally with your doxy than greet us. With Ransom out of commission, I expected disarray, and I wasn’t wrong.”


Author Bio:
USA Today bestselling author Shelley Munro lives in Auckland, the City of Sails, with her husband and a cheeky Jack Russell/mystery breed puppy. 
Typical New Zealanders, Shelley and her husband left home for their big Ooverseas Experience soon after they married. A twelve month long adventure lengthened to six years of roaming the world. Enduring memories include being almost sat on by a mountain gorilla in Rwanda, lazing on white sandy beaches in India, whale watching in Alaska, searching for leprechauns in Ireland, and dealing with ghosts in an English pub. 
While travel is still a big attraction, these days Shelley is most likely found in front of her computer following another love – that of writing paranormal and contemporary stories of romance and adventure. Other interests include watching rugby (strictly for research purposes), cycling, baking bread and curling up with an enjoyable book. 
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Saturday, July 21, 2018

BOOK REVIEW for "Riptide (Atlas Link, #3)" by Jessica Gunn

***(3) out of 5 Stars!


SUMMARY:

War is just beginning…

SeaSatellite5 and its crew have been rescued, but no one is safe. Broken in the wake of TruGate’s betrayal and terrified by the White City’s resurgence, Chelsea, Trevor, and Valerie struggle to set aside their differences to keep the station—and the world—safe. The war is coming to a head and if the crew of SeaSat5 have any hope of stopping it, they’ll have to bring the fight to Atlantis.

But when Lt. Weyland reemerges, also beaten and exiled by TruGates, the truth he brings about the General’s plan turns everything on its head. SeaSat5 might have some new allies on its roster, but all of their most feared enemies are already within its walls.

Can Chelsea and Trevor stop their enemies before Atlantis strikes?
 

REVIEW:

This book was better than the last one, but still not as good as the first in the series. 

It is definitely action-packed, as things veer from one episode to another. 


Even though much finally gets explained, and things with the Atlantean-Lemurian war progress significantly, there is still much that is unknown, and many outstanding threats. 

At least Chelsea and Trevor are back together again; just physically at first, but they do eventually heal their rift. 

But the threat of General Allen and The White City still loom over everything, and it appears that it will be a long hard-fought battle to win out against them, if they even can.


I received a free eBook copy of this title from the author, 
and have willingly provided an honest review.

Friday, July 20, 2018

BLOG TOUR AND AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Chani Lynn Feener for "Between Frost and Fury (The Xenith Trilogy, #2)"


Between Frost and Fury 
(The Xenith Trilogy, #2)
by Chani Lynn Feener
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: July 24th, 2018
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Delaney might have done her job a little TOO well… and now her life has once again been turned upside down by aliens, this time by a deadly (and devastatingly handsome) alien prince in this explosive second installment of Chani Lynn Feener’s The Xenith Trilogy. 
Delaney has been kidnapped by aliens. Again. After only a month back on Earth with her hot new alien boyfriend Ruckus, the deadly and devastatingly handsome prince Trystan has dragged her right back to his planet. 
While some girls may dream of winning a prince’s heart, Delaney just wishes this one would leave her alone. Instead, she finds herself at the center of both a tense political battle between two alien kingdoms and Trystan’s romantic attentions, both of which are absolutely ruining the life she’s built on Earth. Not to mention the fact that she’s about to be crowned queen of a planet she’s barely even visited. Just another day in the life of an ordinary human girl. 
Readers won’t want to miss Between Frost and Fury, the compelling, fast-paced sequel to Chani Lynn Feener’s Amid Stars and Darkness.

~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Chani Lynn Feener~

1)           What gave you the inspiration for the storyline?

The basic storyline came to me while watching an episode of ancient aliens. The storyline for the second book in the series in particular, came from wanting to explore some of the characters that had been introduced in the first. I was curious about their situations and who they were and wanting to explore that.

2)   Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?

I wouldn’t say there’s necessarily a hidden theme, but I love how Delaney always finds herself in these tough situations, and yet she somehow consistently finds the strength to if not overcome them, then adapt to them. I hope readers will enjoy that aspect of her personality as well, and maybe even benefit from it somehow.

3)   Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

They aren’t, no. Sometimes I’ll take tiny details from people in my actual life and incorporate them into a character or two, but that didn’t really happen much with this book. All of these characters had pretty distinct voices from the get go; they sort of wrote themselves.

4)   Who has influenced you most as a writer?

That’s a tough question, because I don’t believe there’s any one person who’s influenced me the most. It’s more a group of people who I know or who I admire. Seeing someone struggle and work towards their dream inspires me to work harder to reach mine, so I get influence from all sorts of sources and people.

5)   If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?

This is an even tougher question! There are so many great choices. I think I would have to invite Aaron Warner, Kell Maresh, and Richard Campbell Gansey III. We would play one of the various versions of CLUE, because it is my all-time favorite game, and I would serve coffee and cupcakes, because I can get a bunch of different flavors (and cupcakes are awesome). 

6)   Do you feel that you can ever have too many books?

That depends. Are we talking about in my TBR pile, specifically? Because yes, that can get a bit daunting once it starts piling up. But in general? No way! Give me all the books! 

Author Bio:
Chani Lynn Feener has wanted to be a writer since the age of ten during fifth grade story time. She majored in Creative Writing at Johnson State College in Vermont, and graduated in 2012. To pay her bills, she has worked many odd jobs, including, but not limited to, telemarketing, order picking in a warehouse, and filling ink cartridges. When she isn’t writing, she’s binging TV shows, drawing, or frequenting zoos/aquariums. Chani is also the author of teen paranormal series, the Underworld Saga, originally written under the penname Tempest C. Avery. She currently resides in Connecticut, but lives on Goodreads.com.
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

COVER REVEAL for "Aftereffects (A Ripple Effects Novel)" by L.J. Greene



Aftereffects
(A Ripple Effects Novel)
by L.J. Greene
Publication date: October 8th, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
What could be more terrifying than falling in love with the person who is your good place? Maybe realizing just a smidge too late that there can be dire consequences to becoming your best friend’s lover. 
The lives of Keir Stevens and Selene Georgiou serendipitously collide mid-span on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, one jarring step ahead of fate. He’s a temporary transplant from Seattle; she’s facing the biggest career opportunity of her life. They have no notion of the common thread that connects them. 
As they come to discover they share a similar adversity, their relationship evolves from a fun and frivolous infatuation with nowhere to go into a true friendship with sincerity, humor, and respect at its heart. 
It’s awfully hard not to fall in love with that – even if you’re pretty darn certain you shouldn’t. 
But when love and friendship suffer their own devastating collision – their interests brutally conflicting – the consequences of blurring the lines between the two suddenly become real. In the end, which one will be the stronger? And more importantly, can either survive? 
AFTER EFFECTS is a standalone dual POV adult contemporary romance about the things we choose in life out of all the things that are beyond our choosing – a tale of love and friendship, of time and how we spend it, and of the inner wars that ultimately show us what really matters.
Author Bio: 
Romance author, obsessive multi-tasker, California native, music lover with no apparent musical talent, travel enthusiast, and cheese connoisseur. 
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

COVER REVEAL for "Undisclosed (Nights, #7)" by A.M. Salinger

Undisclosed
(Nights, #7)
by A.M. Salinger
Publication date: August 21st, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
I have a problem. His name is Lincoln “Asshole” Hudson. He’s the bastard who wants to run me out of town. I should hate him. Trouble is, Lincoln is my type. Like one hundred and ten percent. And, ladies, he has the biggest, er, package I’ve ever seen on a man — Eveline 
I have an itch I want to scratch. Her name is Eveline “Sassy Mouth” Claude. She’s the woman standing in the way of what could be my most lucrative project yet. Eveline is my enemy. There’s one hitch: she’s the hottest thing on legs my dick has ever seen — Lincoln 
When Eveline Claude discovers she doesn’t actually own the land on which her most successful club stands, she is determined to get it back from the man who has now laid claim to it. Unfortunately, Lincoln Hudson, the new landlord and ├╝ber successful billionaire behind the Hudson Group, doesn’t want to play ball. 
Lincoln Hudson is in Tokyo for a landmark deal that could help secure his company’s foothold in the Far East and expand his hotel business in a new and exciting direction. The only hiccup is, someone else thinks they own the prime piece of land he’s just bought. And that someone is a woman he very much wants to bed. 
After Lincoln convinces Eveline into becoming his personal escort for the duration of his stay in Tokyo in exchange for considering leasing her the land, the two of them come to a mutual agreement; they will enjoy each other — socially and carnally — until such a time that their arrangement comes to an end. 
But as their time together draws to a close, Eveline and Lincoln discover that they have more in common than just great sex. Will they let their business affairs sour what is growing between them? Or will they put aside their differences and accept that enemies they may have started as, but lovers is what they’re meant to become? 
Discover Eveline and Lincoln’s story in this sexy and wickedly funny addition to the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger. Note from the author: although each book in Nights can be read as a standalone, you will enjoy this series even more if you read the books in order! 
This is a novella length MF romance with a HEA.

Author Bio:
Ava Marie Salinger is the pen name of an Amazon bestselling author who has always wanted to write scorching hot contemporary and erotic romance. In 2018, she finally decided to venture to the steamy side. NIGHTS is the first of several sizzling series featuring sweet, sexy men and women with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to fight for their hearts. When she’s not dreaming up hotties to write about, you’ll find Ava creating kickass music playlists to write to, spying on the wildlife in her garden, drooling over gadgets, and eating Chinese. 
Want to be the first to know about Ava’s new releases and get access to exclusive content, sneak previews, sales, and giveaways ? Then sign up to her Reader Group here and join her VIP Facebook Fan Group here
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Friday, July 13, 2018

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Karen Rock for "Deadly Games (Dallas After Dark)"

Deadly Games 
(Dallas After Dark)
by Karen Rock
Publication date: July 17th, 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
ONE NIGHT ONLY

Special Agent Katherine Bowden doesn’t do girls’ nights out. She doesn’t do blazing hot dances with male strippers or unbelievable, uninhibited one-night-stands. If you ask her ex, all she does is work: study evidence, profile criminals, track them down. And now Katherine’s back home in Dallas, with a new set of all-male colleagues second-guessing her every move, and a possible serial killer hunting women just like her. But just this once, Katherine is going to try all those things she doesn’t do... 
Growing up on the Reservation led Nash Hawkins down paths he’d rather forget. When his dream of joining the police force was crushed, he turned his hard body and wicked imagination into a meal ticket. His chemistry with Katherine is like nothing he’s ever felt. And though he’s sure a woman like her won’t want to get seriously involved with him, Nash knows things — things that might help catch a killer. 
Nash and Katherine can save lives, if they put aside the desire that torments them both. But the closer they get, the more they have to lose... 
“A highly entertaining and cohesive suspense novel with an emotionally satisfying romance that will keep readers glued to the page.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Dangerous Moves

~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Karen Rock~

1) What gave you the inspiration for the storyline? 

I was inspired by my favorite show Criminal Minds. I wanted to write a romance where the heroine was an FBI criminal profiler and the hero is more of a gritty, street detective. Katherine and Nash are one of my favorite characters and I loved seeing them combine their talents in the bedroom (ahem) and out of it to fall in love while also hunting a sadistic serial killer.

2) Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover? 

One theme is to not let past mistakes influence the present. Nash got into trouble when he was younger and let that stop him from realizing his dream to go into the police academy. After solving this crime, he’s convinced he has what it takes to don the uniform and the badge.

3) Are any of the characters based on real people you know? 

I wish I knew someone like Nash -lol- but unfortunately, I don’t know many super hot male stripper/detectives. Katherine is a very smart FBI profiler and she’s somewhat modeled after my sister who’s so smart it’s a little scary. We call her the human lie detector because she can always tell when someone isn’t be honest.

4) Who has influenced you most as a writer? 

Jo Jo Moyes, who wrote Me Before You, has most influenced me. She writes beautiful romances with unconventional heroes and heroes in rich settings.

5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why? 

I would have Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen and Jamie Fraser. I would have them play Dungeons and Dragons and I would serve funfetti cake.

6) Do you feel that you can ever have too many books?

Always! But I can’t part with even one of them...

Author Bio:
Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet & spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of YA and adult contemporary books writes spicy suspense and small-town romances. A big believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers smiling. Karen is an avid reader and baker who loves having the Adirondack Park as her backyard, where she lives with her husband and daughter who make her life complete. 
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

COVER REVEAL for "The Witch’s Tower (Twisted Ever After, #1)" by Tamara Grantham

The Witch’s Tower 
(Twisted Ever After, #1)
by Tamara Grantham
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: March 11th, 2019
Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy,
Young Adult
Gothel is a witch. Punished for the actions of her mother, her choice is simple: either she stands guard over Princess Rapunzel — or she dies. But just because a choice is easy doesn’t mean it’s pleasant. Protecting Rapunzel means watching as the princess lays trapped in a tower, bedridden by hair that is so long and heavy it’s slowly driving her insane. Gothel’s life has become one of imprisonment and solitude as well — until a prince and his handsome squire appear at the tower. 
Only one object can cut Rapunzel’s hair and end the curse: a pair of magical shears. But the shears are guarded by the most terrifying witches in the land, who also happen to be Gothel’s aunts. As Gothel and the prince’s squire, Raj Talmund, work to form a plan, she finds herself more and more drawn to the mysterious young man from the Outerlands. Unfortunately, his destiny is far more dangerous than she wants to admit: to save a princess, he must kill the witch who’s been forced to guard her. 
THE WITCH’S TOWER is the first in an inspired new series of fairy-tale retellings from award-winning fantasy author Tamara Grantham.

Author Bio:
Tamara Grantham is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books and novellas, including the Olive Kennedy: Fairy World MD series and the Shine novellas. Dreamthief, the first book of her Fairy World MD series, won first place for fantasy in INDIEFAB’S Book of the Year Awards, a RONE award for best New Adult Romance of 2016, and is a #1 bestseller on Amazon with over 200 five-star reviews.

Tamara holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Lamar University. She has been a featured speaker at multiple writing conferences, and she has been a panelist at Comic Con Wizard World speaking on the topic of female leads. For her first published project, she collaborated with New York-Times bestselling author, William Bernhardt, in writing the Shine series.

Born and raised in Texas, Tamara now lives with her husband and five children in Wichita, Kansas. She rarely has any free time, but when the stars align and she gets a moment to relax, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, taking nature walks--which fuel her inspiration for creating fantastical worlds--and watching every Star Wars or Star Trek movie ever made. You can find her online at www.TamaraGrantham.com. 
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COVER REVEAL for "Hunted by Them (Witches of Rose Lake, #3)" by Lia Davis

Hunted by Them 
(Witches of Rose Lake, #3)
by Lia Davis
Publication date: October 10th, 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Run, Cassia!  
I’ve dreaded my sister’s telepathic warning since the day she left me in the care of the Carter Moon Pack. 
They’re coming for you. 
Now, I’m an animal to be hunted down. All because the Council fears the power that runs in my veins. 
Because I’m a hybrid witch and wolf. It doesn’t matter that father is a councilman.
The council’s hunters are closing in, and I’m running out of options. When I stand my ground and face them, I’m no match for the four alpha males that flood my senses with desires too strong to ignore. 
I have a choice to make. 
Stay and fight, or keep running. 
Hunted by Them is the third installment of the paranormal, reverse harem Witches of Rose Lake series. 
Reading order:
Marked for Them
Fighting for Them
Hunted by Them

more to come… 
Learn more about the series: https://authorliadavis.com/bookshelf/witches-of-rose-lake/.

Previous books in the series:

Author Bio:
In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end. 
While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time. 
Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it! 
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Monday, July 9, 2018

COVER REVEAL for "The Sexpert" by JA Huss & Johnathan McClain


The Sexpert
by JA Huss & Johnathan McClain
Publication date: July 24th, 2018
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance
EDEN
I’m just a simple girl who likes dessert. And sexy men. And social media. So starting an anonymous video channel called The Sexpert as a side hustle to make up for my low-paying marketing job at Le Man Magazine seemed like a perfectly sensible career decision. Until we went viral, my boss accused my anonymous personality of stealing his idea, and now my super sexy new boyfriend, Andrew, is out to get me.
Her. Me. Whatever.
ANDREW
I don’t want it to be her. I do not want this… sweet, delicious, shy social media nerd working at my best friend’s magazine to be the face behind those perky cupcakes on the Sexpert channel. I don’t want it to be her… because I like her. A lot. She’s funny, and quirky, and smart, and creative… and… I really, really like her. It just can’t be her.
But it is.

And now I have to choose.

My best friend?

Or… The Sexpert?


Author Bio:
Two accomplished writers come together to create unforgettable sexy romance. JA Huss is the New York Times bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today bestsellers list eighteen times. Johnathan McClain is a veteran actor and writer whose work, either performed or written, is probably airing on at least one of the channels on your television right now. You can contact them on their website www.hussmcclain.com or find them at their social links below.
STALK JULIE
FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM
 STALK JOHNATHAN
FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM

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Friday, July 6, 2018

COVER REVEAL for "Scandalous (Alpha Bodyguard, #1)" by Sybil Bartel

Scandalous
(Alpha Bodyguard, #1)
by Sybil Bartel
Publication date: Sept 10th, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Bodyguard.
Babysitter.
Chauffeur.
Not what the hell I thought I’d be doing with my life.
Especially not for a spoiled Hollywood actress on location in Miami Beach. But triple pay and carrying a gun had its advantages. I’d shove away paparazzi and screaming fans for a lot less. The Marines trained me to be Force Recon — intimidation and crowd control was child’s play compared to four tours. This assignment should’ve been easy money.
But the doe-eyed starlet with the perfect ass dragged me down her rabbit hole. Living for the spotlight, she leaked the perfect scandal. I warned her making headlines wasn’t in my job description, but she kept smiling for the cameras.
Now she was going to find out just how scandalous a bodyguard could be.
*SCANDALOUS is a sexy standalone book in the new Alpha Bodyguard series!

SCANDALOUS – Tank’s story
MERCILESS – Collins’s story
RECKLESS – Tyler’s story
RUTHLESS – Sawyer’s story

 
Author Bio:
Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.
Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer… But seriously?
Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil:
She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.
To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.
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