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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Daughters Of Zeus Series: The Iron Queen


Title- The Iron Queen 
Series- The Daughters of Zeus Book # 3
By- Kaitlin Bevis
Genre- YA Paranormal 

Blurb- 
Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld, and as the only living god with a right to both, Persephone’s in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be strong enough? 

Meanwhile, Hades contemplates desperate measures to rescue his queen. Persephone never thought of herself as dangerous, but there’s a reason gods never marry for love. A being with the power to destroy all of creation shouldn’t place more value in one individual than the rest of the planet. But Hades...Hades would break the world for her.

To save the world and stop both Hades and Zeus, Persephone must make a difficult choice. One that may cost her everything.

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~~Kj's Review~~
This book made me emotional, I was angry, unhappy, cried, and hollered, the whole thing. I have to say I loved this whole series, would love to see more but am happy I got to read these books. I would happily give these books to anyone loving mythology, along with a sweet story about a goddess trying to live life as an ordinary girl. 
 Persephone fought a lot of different battles, from one realm to another. She was pushed into things she would never had done if she could have helped it. She wanted and needed to make things right, to change what’s wrong. Until the very end she didn’t think she wanted to be a goddess. I want to thank Ms. Bevis for writing a world so rich that I could disappear into it and forget the world around me for a while. I will certainly read anything else she writes as I enjoy her writing so much.

About the Author-
Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book, and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. She's always wanted to be a writer, and spent high school and college learning everything she could so that one day she could achieve that goal. She graduated college with my BFA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and is pursuing her masters at the University of Georgia.

Her young adult series "Daughters of Zeus" is available wherever ebooks are sold. She also writes for truuconfessions.com and Athens Parent Magazine.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Book Blitz~Silent Echo


Silent Echo: A Siren’s Tale
Series- Silent Echo Trilogy # 1
By- Elisa Freilich
Publication Date- September 2013
Published By- Diversion Books
Genre- YA Fantasy/Paranormal 

Silence was Portia Griffin’s nemesis. In a world where teens never cease to speak their minds, the sixteen year old Portia, rendered mysteriously mute at birth, has opted out of the mainstream conversation.   Instead, this silent sophomore at Ridgewood Preparatory Academy finds solace in her keen love of music and bizarre obsession with birds.  And it doesn’t hurt that her best friend, Felix Fein, deaf at the age of eight, couldn’t care less whether or not she is able to execute the spoken word. 

But Portia’s world is about to change – and not necessarily for the better. 

After sixteen silent years, Portia is suddenly gifted with a voice unparalleled in its purity and powers. Her new ability to persuade, to seduce and to destroy with her voice alone sends Portia on a search for answers she never imagined she’d have to accept.

      
     


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Book Blitz~Shaggy Maggie


Shaggy Maggie
By-Tyffani Clark Kemp
Publication Date- July 25th, 2013  

Harvey Young, rock star lead of the Scottish band Shaggy Maggie, has dreamed his whole life about the red-haired girl from the school bus that he bullied until she ran away. He's resigned himself to groupie fill-ins. There's no way he'll ever see her again. Why torture himself pining for his lost youth?
Magda Canady may be on the unlucky side, but her life is starting to work itself out. She's an editor for a New York Publishing company and her long-time lawyer boyfriend is taking her home to Scotland to meet the parents and his younger brother. But the trip holds more danger than she could have imagined. Between a psycho stalker and the boy who tortured her through high school, she might lose her mind - and her life - before it's all said and done. 

When a chance encounter brings them together once more, it's the past, the present, and a little psychosis that may get in the way of the future that was always meant to be.

   

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Daughters Of Zeus: Daughter Of The Earth and Sky


Title- Daughter of the Earth and Sky
Series- Daughters of Zeus Book # 2 
By- Kaitlin Bevis
Genre- YA Paranormal 


Blurb- 
Some vows can never be broken.

Persephone thought she could go back to her normal life after returning from the Underworld. She was wrong. 

The goddess Aphrodite is born among the waves with more charm than she can control. Zeus is stalking Persephone and her loved ones, and Thanatos is no longer content with Persephone's silence.

He wants her soul.

Persephone can't tell anyone about Thanatos' betrayal, and it drives a wedge between her and Hades. Her mother is still keeping secrets, and Melissa's jealousy of Aphrodite threatens to tear their friendship apart.

Alone, Persephone turns to a human boy for comfort. But will their relationship put him in danger? 

Sacrifices must be made, and Persephone must choose between her human life and her responsibilities as a goddess. If she doesn't, she could lose them both.

But will either life be worth choosing once Zeus is through with her?

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~~~Kj's Review~~~
 Persephone can’t seem to decide whether she wants to be a Goddess or a human, it isn’t working well either way. Her best friend doesn’t want to be around her any more, blames her for everything that has happened. She can’t tell anyone about Thanatos, and it is making her crazy. Zeus gives the world an overly abundant charm Goddess who doesn’t help anything at all. Can Persephone pull everything together? Will Thanatos be the end of her? Will Zeus get his hands on Persephone and ruin everything?
 Another home run for Kaitlin Bevis, the story picks up right away again and we are thrust into the world where Gods & Goddesses live amongst the humans. I cannot say how much I love this series. I continue to want more, could happily live in this book world forever. I heartily recommend this series to everyone, it is a beautifully written mix of today’s society and the world of mythology. Kudos to Ms Bevis for making a world I never want to end.


About the Author-
Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book, and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. She's always wanted to be a writer, and spent high school and college learning everything she could so that one day she could achieve that goal. She graduated college with my BFA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and is pursuing her masters at the University of Georgia.

Her young adult series "Daughters of Zeus" is available wherever ebooks are sold. She also writes for truuconfessions.com and Athens Parent Magazine.

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Double Release Launch~~EC Hibbs





TRAGIC SILENCE BLURB

When tragedy strikes Bianka Farkas one night in her native Hungary, she loses more than a friend and her mobility. Some things are harder to understand. Waking up in a hospital, Bee struggles to remember exactly what happened the night she was attacked and witnessed a brutal murder. Memories of a mysterious figure plague her as well as bizarre and terrifying changes in her over the next few years. Facing her new, horrifying reality with a surprising ally, Bee finally has the chance to take her revenge but at what cost?

BOOK TRAILER:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7spUY8AZ5Y&feature=youtu.be&safe=active
BUY IT HERE:  Kindle





BLINDSIGHTED WANDERER BLURB

The Wall has long kept Elitland Valley safe from the demons on the other side. For centuries the villagers have avoided speaking of the Wall or the creatures it keeps out.

Upon their return from the annual Country Fayre, the eldest Atego brothers learn of their father's passing. When fifteen year old Silas Atego learns the mysterious illness that took his father might have been brought on by the curse of a demon from beyond the Wall, his need for answers draws him to the one place that is forbidden.

When Silas is found missing, his brother, Raphael, sets out on his own to bring him home. On his journey, Raphael learns the true reason for the Wall's creation and the part his own bloodline played in its construction. More desperate than ever to find his brother, Raphael is drawn to cross the same terrifying barrier.

BOOK TRAILER:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzQDrSgC0i4&feature=youtu.be&safe=active

BUY IT HERE:  KINDLE,  NOOK,  SMASHWORDS, KOBO





ABOUT EC

E. C. Hibbs has lived all her life in Cheshire, north-west England. A lover of stories from an early age, she wrote her first 'book' when she was five, and throughout school was a frequent visitor to the younger classes to read her tales to the children.

Living so near the coast, she loves anything to do with the sea. She studied Animal Behaviour at university and longs to work with marine mammals in the future. As well as nature and animals, she also has a soft spot for history, and loves paying visits to castles, cathedrals and museums.

There are many things she could be without, but writing isn't one of them. She carries a pen everywhere, in case an idea appears, and takes pride in still seeing the world as brimming with magic. Besides writing, she reads obsessively, her favourite genres being the classics and all kinds of fantasy. She also enjoys Disney and horror films, practising Shotokan karate, drawing, archery, and playing with her very cheeky kitten.


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Monday, November 18, 2013

Blog Tour~Captured Lies~Book Soundtrack


Today we are bringing you the book soundtrack!!

1. In the Arms of An Angel by Sarah McLaughlin
2. Lyin Eyes by the Eagles
3. Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
4. Running on Empty by Jackson Browne
5. Life for Rent by Dido 
6. Strong Enough by Sheryl Crowe
7. I Can See Clearly Now the Rain is Gone by Jimmy Cliff
8. A Place In This World by Taylor Swift
9. Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield
10. Let Love In by The Goo Goo Dolls
11. Breathe by Faith Hill


About The Author-
Maggie Thom took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a full time twenty year career in management, to write full time. After her initial panic that she might need a straight jacket,
she published her first book Captured Lies, October 2012. And now is excited to release her
second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Her third book, Deceitful Truths (sequel to Captured
Lies) available fall of 2013. An avid reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the
monotony of wishing to be an author by making it happen. Married to her best friend, she is
learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years.
Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. "Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced

with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Book Blast~~The Flowering Series

flowering series

FORGET ME NOT

BOOK INFO:
TITLE: Forget Me Not
AUTHOR: Sarah Daltry
COVER DESIGN: Shoutlines Design
RELEASE DATE: July 15, 2013

FMN

BLURB:
18+ New Adult contemporary romance with explicit sexual content

This isn't a sweet and innocent coming of age story. If dirty talk, bedroom toys, and threesomes offend you... this is not your book. There are also no billionaires, strippers, or virgins. This is just the story of typical college kids trying to connect to each other.

"No one tells you when you start school just how homesick you will be, or how hard it will be to start life over with no direction and no friends or family. No one says that becoming your own person is terrifying."

Lily had a crush on her brother's best friend, Derek, for years - which led to their steamy night ten months ago in her bedroom. Now, she's off to college and she and Derek are still going strong. However, when school starts, Lily realizes it's hard to maintain a relationship, while also trying to live her own life. She and Derek find themselves falling apart and she has no idea where to turn.

Enter Jack. Everything about him is wrong for Lily and she knows it, but she can't stop herself from being attracted to him. When things implode with Derek, it's Jack who's there to pick up the pieces - and to show Lily an entirely new set of experiences she didn't know she was missing.

Of course, Jack has his own problems and once Lily gets to know him better, she starts to wonder if she can handle all of Jack.

When Derek reappears on the scene, Lily is forced to decide between two guys and herself. Can she find herself without losing the people who matter in the process?

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FMN Teaser

EXCERPT
He moves closer and already my body is responding. He smells like cigarettes and leather, two smells I never thought were sexy until now. I want to fall into his body, to be wrapped in his arms, and I fight it. It’s wrong and it makes no sense. I have everything I could ever want. Jack is just a distraction.
“I’m not that kind of girl,” I tell him.
He steps closer still and kisses my neck. His lips are soft, which is unexpected, and it sends a shiver through me. Jack brings me in to his chest. I can feel his heart beating; it’s quickening and it matches mine. I feel his tongue sliding down along my collarbone. There is nothing like this, but I need him to stop. And yet, I never want him to stop. “I’d love to know exactly what kind of girl you are.”
Almost as if they are not my own, my hands slip between his jacket and his shirt. The heat of his skin burns me even through the fabric of his clothes. His lips continue to travel downward, but as they reach the curve of my breasts, something in me wakes up. I tear myself away from him and back up a few inches.
“I have a boyfriend,” I repeat. “I can’t do this.”
“Where is he?” Jack asks. His eyes are burning.
“What?”
“Where is your boyfriend? You’ve mentioned him before, but you run into me a lot for someone who’s so in love.”
 

LILY OF THE VALLEY


BOOK INFO: 
TITLE: Lily of the Valley (Flowering, #1.5)
AUTHOR: Sarah Daltry
COVER DESIGN: Shoutlines Design
RELEASE DATE: 9/25/2013

LotV

BLURB:
18+ New Adult contemporary romance for explicit sexual content

This isn't a sweet and innocent coming of age story. If dirty talk, bedroom toys, and threesomes offend you... this is not your book. There are also no billionaires, strippers, or virgins. This is just the story of typical college kids trying to connect to each other.

"No one tells you about pain. They tell you that it hurts, that sometimes it's consuming. What they don't tell you is that it's not the pain that can kill you. It's the uncomfortable numbness that follows, the weakness in your body when you realize your lungs may stop taking in air and you just can't exert enough energy to care. It's the way taste and color and smell fade from the world and all you're left with is a sepia print of misery. That's when the shift starts - the movement from passive to active. I fall asleep, hoping that the morning will bring back the pain. At least the pain is a thing."

Plagued by a dark past, Jack sees college as a way out. Desperate to escape the area where he grew up, the people who know his secrets, and his own family, he deals with his problems through alcohol and meaningless sex.

When he first sees Lily, she's the epitome of everything he hates. Yet something about her makes Jack rethink everything he knows and assumes about other people. Now, with the help of his best friend and lover, Jack has to decide if he wants to pursue something that he knows will only end badly.

Can Lily be one of the few people who can see Jack for who he really is - or will his darkness be too much for her to handle?

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LOV Teaser

EXCERPT:
At work, though, the people are real. Both the customers and the staff. During the busy times, we get more douchebags, mostly my classmates who probably should be in the library and not eating a hangover away. Mal is also on this morning. He’s a recovering alcoholic, a total asshole to nearly everyone, and an incredibly shitty employee in a lot of ways. But the dude can cook and when I walk in a couple minutes late with no explanation, Mal just shrugs and hands me an order.
“Big parties last night?”
“Huge party. I spent the night reading Dostoevsky.”
“He a scientist?” Mal flips over the largest slab of ham I have ever seen. For all the sort of dive element of this place, the food is still fucking great.
“Yeah, something like that.”
“Eh. Never cared for all that mumbo jumbo. Don’t know any of it and I’m doing just fine.”
That’s something else I admire about Mal. By no one’s standards is he doing just fine. He has a tendency to fall off the wagon as soon as he approaches his ten month anniversary – which he has been doing for likely longer than I have been alive. He’s been married and divorced five times. He has three kids who don’t speak to him. Finally, he only eats the food from the café and he lives in a motel out by the prison. Oh – and he works as a short order cook in a shitty café. But in his mind, life is just fine. Sometimes, I think I need to get a hold of whatever it is that keeps him from losing his shit.
We settle into our routine, since there is little Mal and I can talk about. I can’t discuss Raskolnikov’s character traits and Mal simply has nothing to say. So we cook in silence, but it’s comfortable. After everything I have been through, I feel a strange affinity for this place. Even thinking about leaving when I eventually get the hell out of town makes me a little sad. I hate that it makes me sad. I want to leave with no connections, with no strings.
I go to stick an order on the counter for Liz when I see her. Strawberries. She’s with some dude, who is basically what I pictured when she mentioned her boyfriend. Broad, tan, blond, and eating like a fucking pig. I don’t know what they’re talking about and I can’t see her face, but he loves her. It’s immediately recognizable and I hate him for it. I don’t even know why I hate him for it, since at least maybe he’s not as much of a dick as I would have expected. If we had been placing bets, I would have gone with the safe assumption he had something else on the side to make up for having such a sweet and pure girlfriend. I wonder if maybe she isn’t as innocent as she looks. The thought makes me horny again. I don’t get what is so damn attractive about this typical girl, but something makes me want to taste every inch of her skin.
 

STAR OF BETHLEHEM

BOOK INFO:
TITLE: Star of Bethlehem (Flowering holiday novella)
AUTHOR: Sarah Daltry
RELEASE DATE: 11/18/2013
PUBLISHER: SDE Press

SoB

BLURB:
Jack isn’t a rock star. He’s not the leader of a MC. He isn’t a billionaire. Lily’s not the daughter of a mob boss, or a stripper, or a virgin with a BDSM fascination. They’re just regular college kids, who somehow found each other in the middle of all the crap and chaos of growing up.

“With you, Jack, it was the first time I ever felt real. It was the first time anyone looked at me and saw substance. It was the first time I wanted to make someone see me.”

Jack and Lily have navigated his past, her desire to move on from her family’s demands of her, his depression, and her loneliness. Now, on New Year’s Eve, they have an entire year laid out ahead of them. First, though, Jack needs to meet Lily’s family, to be welcomed into her life. It’s intimidating, but with a sweater that is way too hot and his grandmother’s ugly car, he arrives at Lily’s gleaming house on a hill, ready to open himself up completely to her.

Inside the perfect, sparkling house, Lily waits for the boy she has come to love. But Lily’s house and family are a lot like her – shiny and pretty on the outside, with a sad emptiness on the interior. Lily wants to give Jack the one thing he has always dreamed of – family and love – but can she keep him from seeing how hollow a lot of the picture perfect life he fantasizes about really is?

This is a novella length work that follows Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley.

SOB Teaser

EXCERPT:
I take his hand and pull him down beside me on my bed. I feel so complete in his arms, as if nothing can go wrong when he holds me. It’s all the other stuff. The world, people, pressure. Maybe it’s a little fear that things just ended with Derek. That one day, as quickly as I fell for Jack, I also fell out of love with Derek. I don’t have enough experience to know if that’s normal. What if it happens again?
“What? Tell me,” Jack whispers.
“Have you ever felt like your entire life is some surrealist’s joke? That you think you’re in control of it, while really, you’re probably just…”
“A melting clock?” he finishes and laughs. I look at him, disappointed that I can’t explain it, but also relieved that he doesn’t care.
“All the fucking time,” he says. “I know you’re scared. I know I’m scared. But I seem to remember you telling me that I should remember what matters. I made you a promise, princess. Yes, your house intimidates me. Your life intimidates me. Hell, loving you intimidates me. But I’m in this. I’m here. Present. Entirely. I’m looking only forward. And all I see is you.”
“Take the damn book,” I tell him. “I just wanted to show you that I have faith in us. It was a conscious decision to give you something that was a very special gift to me, to tell you that I trust you with it, because I trust you to be there. Long term.”
He takes me in his arms and kisses me. I decide I won’t stop him if he goes further, but he doesn’t. Our bodies crackle with the energy between us, but as much as the sex thrills me, Jack does so much more for my mind than his body could even do. I can’t believe how alive I feel when he’s near me. Perhaps it’s selfish. Perhaps it’s desperate. But I want him here in my life; I want him with me, because I love being this aware.
I speak against his cheek, while his hands slowly explore my body. It’s sensual but not sexual. He’s studying me like a work of art. “I don’t want to fall out of love with you. I thought Derek was all I ever wanted. I don’t want to be in the same place with you a year from now.”
“You won’t be,” he tells me.
“How do you know?” He kisses along my face, brushing his lips against my cheek, my forehead, my nose, but never reaching my mouth. “I don’t know how. But I do.”
I love that he can put aside his doubts to ease my own. I know Jack’s had so much trouble in his life, and the fact that he can comfort me, when my problems are so petty and stupid in the scheme of things, is one more thing I love so much.
“I know I’m shallow. But I don’t want to be, Jack.”
“You’re not shallow. You’re not empty. Anything you think of yourself – it’s crazy. If you want to talk about surreal, it’s the fact that you think you’re less than something. Maybe you didn’t get shit on the same way I did in high school, but clearly, people have underestimated you. They missed out on you. And you have every right to be hurt. But, Lily? No one will ever hurt you again.”
I smile. “Thanks. I’m sorry I’m being so moody. It’s probably hormones or something. I think I’m just frustrated.”
“Yeah?” He laughs. “Well… I mean… I can help you relieve some of that.”
He’s on top of me and I don’t care that it wasn’t exactly what I meant. I don’t care that someone could walk in. Someone probably will walk in, since eventually they’ll come looking, but I don’t care at all. I want to belong to Jack, and I don’t know any other way to do so.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Forget Me Not is her second full length novel, although she also has several story collections and two novellas available. Her other novel, Bitter Fruits, was available shortly, but is now in the contract phase with a major publisher. When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

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Authors Favorite Books:
The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte Dandelion
Wine – Ray Bradbury
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare
 Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins
Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor
Red Moon – MA Grant

Authors Favorite Book Boyfriends:
Jake Barnes – The Sun Also Rises
Holden Caulfield – The Catcher in the Rye
Heathcliff – Wuthering Heights
Rochester – Jane Eyre
Will – Clockwork Angel
Etienne – Anna and the French Kiss
Hamlet – Hamlet
Ian – The Host
Bru – Summer Sisters
Samuel – The Lovely Bones

Author’s Favorite Bad Boys:
1. Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights
2. Jake Barnes from The Sun Also Rises
3. Will from Infernal Devices
4. Lord Byron
5. The Scarecrow in Batman Begins
6. Lucifer from Supernatural
7. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
8. James Dean
9. Damon from Vampire Diaries
10. V from V for Vendetta

Interview with Sarah:
• What inspired you to write your book? I had written a short story about Derek and Lily and their first time called “Her Brother’s Best Friend.” It was just supposed to be a short erotic story. But it sold well, so I thought about writing more about the two of them. However, as I started writing Forget Me Not, the story would not work for me. Until I found Jack. And then the novel was over and there was just so much more to his story, so Lily of the Valley was born.

 • How did you come up with the title? Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley are both flowers, and the series is called Flowering. The reason is that it is about love, sexuality, and growing up – sort of blossoming into the person you will be. Forget Me Not also addresses the idea of leaving your life behind and moving on. And Lily is the main female character, so hence Lily of the Valley.

• Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? People are complicated, as are relationships. The things we think we want sometimes turn out not to be what we want. In addition, the people we think we understand may surprise us. We can’t assume anything about love or each other. They are too complex.

• What books have most influenced your life most? The Catcher in the Rye, because it was the first time I understood that other people felt like me and it also said it was okay to be different. And The Sun Also Rises, because there can be beauty in suffering.

• If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? Hemingway. I know he’s dead, but he knew how to write true.

• What are your current projects? I am writing Scandal, a contemporary romance about a teacher and an actor who find each other after they are both ruined by rumors, and I am waiting to release Bitter Fruits, a New Adult paranormal/urban fantasy romance in December through the publisher. I am also working on Immortal Star, the second book in that series.

• What was the hardest part of writing your book? Jack’s experiences and emotions are really closely tied to my own and it was hard to write some of his scenes.

• If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you? Aubrey Plaza. She has the same type of biting sarcasm that I do.

• If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time? Travel the world and write.

• What kind of people do you dislike? Anyone who is cruel to other people or creatures. People who assume their own reality is the only reality. And people who don’t read.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway~Tainted Waters


Title- Tainted Waters
By Maggie Thom
Publication Date- April 30th, 2013

Blurb-
He didn’t commit suicide but who’s going to believe her...
Frustrated at being fired from her latest job and overwhelmed by her consolatory family, Sam decides to move to the family’s cabin at the lake. A place she hasn’t been since her dad committed suicide there twenty years before. Or did he? Snooping is something she’s good at but someone seems to be taking offense to her looking too closely at what has been happening at the lake. What she discovers is shocking. Now she must uncover what’s real and what’s not. All that she learned growing up, may be false. Keegan who has recently moved to the area to finish his latest book is also trying to find out if his grandfather, who’d passed away ten years before, died of natural causes or was murdered? The descendants of the four families who own the land around the lagoon are dying off. Since Sam and Keegan are the only ones questioning the deaths, they find themselves working together to seek the truth. Are people being murdered? Who would benefit from their deaths? Why would there be barricades and armed guards at the north end of the lake? To stay alive, Sam and Keegan must find the answers and convince others, before more people are killed... including them.

"This is a book that will have you on the edge of your seat. Just when you think the story is over, think again." Read Your Writes Book Reviews

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About The Author-


Maggie Thom took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a full time twenty year career in management, to write full time. After her initial panic that she might need a straight jacket, 
she published her first book Captured Lies, October 2012. And now is excited to release her 
second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Her third book, Deceitful Truths (sequel to Captured 
Lies) available fall of 2013. An avid reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the 
monotony of wishing to be an author by making it happen. Married to her best friend, she is 
learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years. 
Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. "Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced 
with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine

Author Links

Friday, November 15, 2013

Cover Reveal~~Found in You


Title: Found in You
Author: KL Ruse     
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected Release Date: January 6, 2014
Reveal Host: Lady Amber's Tours


Synopsis:

Twenty-three-year-old Camryn Singer never imagined that she would return to the place 

where she lost everything. To grant a dying wish, she moves back to the small Jersey beach 

town where she grew up, hoping to somehow find the missing pieces of her life. Determined to 

keep her wounds unopened and her heart guarded, she instead slams head-first into Cole Stevens.

Sexy surfer Cole has always used the waves to numb the pain of his past. But when he 

runs into Camryn on the beach one day, he wants nothing more than for her to heal his scars and 

light the spark back in his life.

Will Camryn and Cole be ripped apart when the ghosts from their pasts come back to 

life, or will they discover that it’s not until you’re lost, that you can be found?

Excerpt:

I pulled his mouth back to mine, and ran my hands through his hair, weaving the 

ends through my fingers. Although lust was pumping through my veins, I pushed it aside, 

taking this moment to just feel his mouth against mine. We had time for the rest, and for

the first time in over five years, I was finally living in the present.

We stayed in each other’s arms for a long time, watching the waves ripple across 

the rocks, and the seagulls touch down to peck the water for fish. I could feel our bodies 

finally surrender to a sense of calmness. Although we still had so much to learn about 

each other, and many more fears to face, we found a way to take that first step, and would 

journey the rest of the way together.

This feeling of contentment and satisfaction was so new and refreshing. I finally 

saw a beginning, rather than an end. Everyone started walking toward the back deck, 

while I took one more look out toward the vast stretch of sand. This beach town has held 

the origin of my fears and the depth of my heartache. But today, it represented the birth 

of my new life, one that included Cole. However, looking toward the water’s edge, my 

elation was stripped from me, as I stood staring into the aqua-colored eyes of my greatest

fear.

Author Bio:
I am a middle school teacher who recently traded in my chalk for a laptop to follow

my dream of writing contemporary romance novels. I live with my husband and two

daughters in the suburbs of Philadelphia. When I'm not writing, I spend my time reading

and relaxing with my family at my home-away-from-home, the Jersey shore.

After I graduated from Villanova University in 2003, I never imagined my path would

lead me in this direction. Writing was a hobby, an outlet for me to live in a world of 

happily ever afters. Now as I watch my dream become a reality, I believe that happy 

endings do exist.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thanking The Authors Blog Hop


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I would like to introduce everyone to three authors I have come to know!

Jay Mims


He writes mysteries featuring a private investigator named Dan Landis. There are three books: The Five Santas, The Cult Of Koo Kway, and The Gray Ghost Inn.

Find his books at:

Donna Milward


Donna has written two books: Thoeba, a book in which an angel fights for survival, a good vs, evil novel; and Aphrodite's War, a novel featuring mythology and today, a wonderful story to be sure!

 Find her books here:

Rebekkah Ford


Rebekkah has written a trilogy called Beyond The Eyes, a thrilling paranormal story about a group of friends that have wondrous things happen to them as they discover who they are and what true evil can be.

Find her books at:

There are the bare facts about each of them, there is so much more to know and love! Please take the time to check them out, they are wonderful people who I can't say enough good about. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Blog Tour~The UnKnown


Title-The Unknown
By-Lara Henley 
Genre- Romance
Publication Date- November 7, 2013 

Blurb-
Misty found out early in life that things just don't come easy. She has learned to trust no one, and that you can't depend on anyone but yourself when the chips fall. Finally free of the states clutches she sets out on a whirlwind adventure called LIFE....

But she never expected Drake....

Drake... is use to being in the limelight just graduated from college. Wondering what's next? Misty is a welcome surprise. So different from his everyday mundane experiences..

Can two completely different people share a journey that could change both of their lives forever? Or will they end up destroying each other in the process?

Escape to The UnKnown

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~~~Kj's Review~~~
 Misty lost her parents young, and her aunt couldn’t take care of her, so she was placed in the system. She learned quickly to not trust anyone but herself in the process. When she aged out of the system and was released on her own she headed to see if her aunt would take her in now, until she could get on her own two feet. What she didn’t plan on was Drake…..
 A young man just graduated from college, going home to live life on his terms. He never expected to feel so strongly about the girl he picked up, never could have imagined he needed her so much. Together they try and make their way in the world, complete opposites, can they face the challenges in front of them?
 I liked this story, I enjoyed reading from the two characters points of view, it made it personal to me. I would recommend this to romance lovers as it is a sweet tale of hard knocks and hope. I just need more now. I am hoping that the next book will come soon, I cannot wait to find out more of Misty & Drake’s story.

About the Author-
Lara Henley was born in the Midwest. She holds a degree in Fashion Marketing and loves all things creative. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her first love is writing and hopes to make it her full-time career. She first began her career as a writer with children's books and has since transitioned into writing young adult and adult romance. 

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