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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy Release Day! Betrayed by Felicia Starr


Betrayed
Breaking the Darkness # 2
By- Felicia Starr
Publication Date- October 29th, 2014

Kasha Alexander has been through a great deal since the death of her Gram, kidnapped, and abused, she has fought her way out of captivity with the help of the one man who just might be her saving grace, Graven.
Graven has been searching for Kasha for a millennia and now that he’s found her, he’s not about to let her go. He will protect her in any form, no matter what the cost… 

Little does he know how high that cost will be….


 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Blog Tour: Orenda by Ruth Silver


Orenda
Orenda #1
By- Ruth Silver
Genre- YA/MG Fantasy
Published By- Patchwork Press

Join forces with a parallel universe.

Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can’t exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for.  

A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action-packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.

  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blog Tour: The White Devil of Dublin


Title- The White Devil of Dublin
Series- Ryan O’Clery Mysteries Book #2
By- p.m.terrell
Genre- Romantic Suspense
Published By- Drake Valley Press
Expected Publication Date- September 15th, 2014

Blurb-

 When Detective Ryan O’Clery receives a call from a noted historian claiming to have uncovered information about his Irish ancestors, he is certain she is mistaken. But when he arrives for their meeting, he finds the historian murdered and her computer stolen. His investigation will lead him to 12th Century Ireland, to a time of the Viking invasion and conquest, to an albino known as The White Devil of Dublin, and to a shocking secret his family kept hidden for more than eight hundred years. He will also come face-to-face with a present-day albino serial killer, intent on finishing the job he started.

      

Kj Says
From the first page with the description of the “white devil” I knew I was in for another wonderful story from p.m. terrell. Ryan O’ Clery thinks he has his family’s complete history. When someone tries to tell him differently he doesn’t believe and one by one people are dying. What has been kept hidden from the family’s written history? What will it lead to? Why does the murderer seem intent on destroying his family, where does he fit in to this puzzle? The answers are in the past, has Ryan got what it takes to find the answer before everything he loves is gone?

 I swear p.m. terrell could not write anything that is less than terrific, I will always willingly read any book she puts out.  I start reading and I am instantly pulled into the story, see what the characters do, share their emotions, there is nothing I like more. A masterful author she tells her story in such a way as to intrigue the reader, hold their attention and it works. Before I wind this up I have to say:  I am a true fan of her work, love to see the new books, and I share her fascination with Ireland. I want to thank p.m. for allowing me to read and review another book…keep them coming, I eagerly await them all! Another well-deserved five star rating.

About The Author


 p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 20 books. The first book in the Ryan O’Clery Mysteries Series, The Tempest Murders, was a 2013 USA Best Book Awards Finalist and a 2014 International Book Awards Nominee. Vicki’s Key was both a 2012 USA Best Book Awards and 2012 International Book Awards Finalist. And River Passage was the winner of the 2010 Best Drama Award. The Pendulum Files is a 2014 Best Cover Design Nominee.

Prior to writing full-time, p.m.terrell founded and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. Her specialties are computer crime and computer intelligence, and her clients included the CIA, Secret Service and Department of Defense. Computer technology plays a major role in many of her suspense/thrillers. She is the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation and the founder of the annual Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair. She is also the Vice President of the Robeson County Arts Council and is on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library.


      

 Viking meets Celtic in a beautiful Endless Love key chain




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Monday, October 13, 2014

Cover Reveal! The Heist by Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons


The Heist
Gumshoes & Grifters #1
By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons
Genre- New Adult Contemporary/Suspense
Expected Publication Date- TBA

Blood is thicker than water…

Carter Emerson is a pre-law student in a family of cops. His father would not be happy about this—if he knew. With a passion for the justice side of law and order and a penchant for abiding by the rules, Carter is the perfect candidate to work his way up through the ranks of the district attorney’s office. He has a plan, he just doesn’t know how to break the news to his family yet.

Blood is thicker than water…

Elise Cavanaugh is the only daughter of wealthy real estate tycoon, Franklin Cavanaugh. At least, that's what the world believes. In actuality, the Cavanaughs are a family of infamous criminals responsible for a number of unsolved bank robberies. Elise doesn’t want to fall in line and take part in the family business, though—she wants to be free to pursue a degree in journalism and travel the world reporting on important events.

Blood is thicker than water…

A chance meeting on their college campus throws Carter and Elise into each other’s path and much to the displeasure of both their families, it isn’t long before romance blooms between them. When personal tragedy strikes and everything they believe is called into question, will they persevere? Or will they find that blood is thicker than water?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Blog Tour: Leaving Tracks by Victoria Escobar


Leaving Tracks
By-Victoria Escobar
Genre - New Adult Contemporary
Publication: September 16th, 2014

North was on track to go nowhere. According to his brothers, ice skating was a hobby not a career. That didn’t stop him from dreaming of an Olympic Medal. Even if it was an impossible dream without a coach.

Hadley had been on track to the Olympics when a skating accident left her crippled and unable to skate. With no future plan other than skating Hadley returns home tired and broken. She would never be again, an Olympic ranked skater.

When their tracks collide North finds hope and a future in Hadley. She could be everything he needs her to be. She could help him reach that elusive dream.

Hadley’s trying to find her future. That path doesn’t necessarily include North. North is a skater with his eyes set on a medal, and Hadley can never be again. She just wanted peace.

Leaving tracks is for North to do. Hadley has already cut hers into the ice.

  


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Blog Tour: The White Devil of Dublin by p. m. terrell


Title- The White Devil of Dublin
Series- Ryan O’Clery Mysteries Book #2
By- p.m.terrell
Genre- Romantic Suspense
Published By- Drake Valley Press
Expected Publication Date- September 15th, 2014

Blurb-

 When Detective Ryan O’Clery receives a call from a noted historian claiming to have uncovered information about his Irish ancestors, he is certain she is mistaken. But when he arrives for their meeting, he finds the historian murdered and her computer stolen. His investigation will lead him to 12th Century Ireland, to a time of the Viking invasion and conquest, to an albino known as The White Devil of Dublin, and to a shocking secret his family kept hidden for more than eight hundred years. He will also come face-to-face with a present-day albino serial killer, intent on finishing the job he started.

      

Top Five Favorite Places

p.m. terrell's favorite places, check these out!!

1. Ireland. There is a tiny cottage in County Clare that is almost hidden by bushes if you come upon it from the land; but its windows on the opposite side look out upon the river. It is an idyllic spot. It appears like hundreds of other typical Irish cottages, but this one has special memories for me.

2. Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley. When I lived in Washington, DC, I enjoyed going to the mountains on the weekends. I could feel my blood pressure lowering. Just the crisp mountain air and the breathtaking scenery was inspiring and relaxing.

3. The Atlantic Ocean. There is something about the ocean that is always calming. It is probably one reason why so many people flock there in the summer months, but I prefer it during the cool spring or the crisp autumn when crowds are non-existent.

4. A helicopter. I was once a passenger in a helicopter as it was being delivered from Kansas City to West Virginia, and it remains one of my most cherished memories. I loved seeing America from the skies. Unlike an airplane, a helicopter has much more glass which opens up a wider view.

5. My home. I am a big believer in color therapy and having a home reflect what a person is inside themselves. I am surrounded with angelfish tanks and betta tanks, which are incredibly serene, and the motif and the colors are those found at the beach - pastel blues and greens, and sunshine yellow. 

All those sound great to me, I would definitely volunteer to be your traveling partner. I too love fish tanks, it's a calming thing to watch the fish swim in their tanks, very peaceful. Thanks for sharing with us!

About The Author


 p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 20 books. The first book in the Ryan O’Clery Mysteries Series, The Tempest Murders, was a 2013 USA Best Book Awards Finalist and a 2014 International Book Awards Nominee. Vicki’s Key was both a 2012 USA Best Book Awards and 2012 International Book Awards Finalist. And River Passage was the winner of the 2010 Best Drama Award. The Pendulum Files is a 2014 Best Cover Design Nominee.

Prior to writing full-time, p.m.terrell founded and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. Her specialties are computer crime and computer intelligence, and her clients included the CIA, Secret Service and Department of Defense. Computer technology plays a major role in many of her suspense/thrillers. She is the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation and the founder of the annual Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair. She is also the Vice President of the Robeson County Arts Council and is on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library.


      

 Viking meets Celtic in a beautiful Endless Love key chain




***TO Enter-- Readers must comment on the blog post, a random commenter from the tour will be chosen to win***



Sunday, October 5, 2014

Blog Tour: Guest Post: What I Really Learned in College


Title- What I Really Learned in College
Series- With Honors #1
By- Addison Winters
Release Date- July 14th, 2014
Publisher- Booktrope Entice

Blurb-
Alex Rose is a 32-year-old divorced mother of two, looking for a better life for her and her sons. In search of answers, she returns to college to finally get that degree she’s always dreamed of. What she finds is something she wasn’t even looking for.

Mason Brooks is every girl’s dream: 21 years old, tall, with dirty blond hair that curls when it’s wet, sea-blue eyes, and dimples. Hot, sexy…and deliciously na├»ve and innocent.

Enter a tantalizing world where an average soccer mom utilizes her newfound knowledge of psychology to make life just a little more interesting. Follow along as Alex educates Mason on the art of seducing and pleasing a woman. Take notes as she introduces him to a whole new level of intensity and sexual pleasure. Study the sensual art of tantric sex as Alex creates her own style of silk and lace female dominance.

This little tryst will never survive past college–but Alex is determined to enjoy it the fullest while it lasts.

  

Guest Post

How does music affect your writing?

Music has always been very dear to me. I absolutely love getting lost in the melody and drifting off into another world. My husband gives me a hard time about it because I always turn it up to a deafening level while I’m driving (I have a bad habit of blowing the speakers out of my cars) and when he gets in, he gets blasted. Then I get his favorite line, ‘What are you, 16?’. I just smile and blow it off. I’ve heard it all before.

I’ve never adhered to a specific genre of music. I pretty much love all music from classical to heavy metal (yes, I grew up in the 80s) with the exception of Rap, hip hop, and R&B music. I have an extensive playlist on youtube and my phone that have been played so often I’m surprised they still work. My children love to introduce me to new music and I must admit, they have pretty good taste. I rarely listen to the radio so I probably wouldn’t know anything about the current music scene without their input.

When I’m writing, I typically turn on my music and get lost in the words and the world I’ve created and the let reality slip away. Usually, the mood or tone of my writing reflects whatever scene I’m working on. About 90% of my writing is upbeat, sarcastic and sexy and the tunes I listen to reflect that when I working.

While creating the world in which Alex and Mason reside, I listen to a lot of  Thirty Seconds to Mars, Imagine Dragons, Fun., The Lumineers, Pink, All American Rejects, Snow Patrol, and Augustana just to name a few. In a way, certain songs from these artists have become a playlist or rather soundtrack for the series in my mind. When I hear them I drift away into their lives and what situations they are experiencing...particularly Alex since the series is written from her voice.

For me, music plays a vital role in my writing and creative process. It bridges the connection between my characters and acts as an umbrella under which they seek shelter. It allows me to see the world through their eyes and find their voice.

About The Author

Addison Winters graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a BS in psychology. She loves music, can be found “dancing” around her house when no one’s home, and is notorious for blowing the speakers out on her car. She’s been known to surprise her children with Jell-O balloon fights and to pull “devious” pranks on her friends. Addison enjoys playing basketball and softball and is proud to be the team captain for the Happy Hooters in the Striking Out Cancer, annual Ladies Softball Tournament. She is also an avid reader and enjoys spending time in her gardens and with her family. She and her husband, Monte, have three children, three puppies, and an oversized cat. They reside in Indiana.


    


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