Friday, January 31, 2014

BOOK BIRTHDAY: Entangled Souls by Felicia Tatum


Entangled Souls
by Felica Tatum

New Release!!!


Mangled Hearts become Entangled Souls

Cade is on the road to recovery with Francesca’s love and support guiding him. His life is changing drastically, from attempting to mend the rift between he and his father, to trying to have a normal relationship with his now fiancé. Most of all, Cade must find a way to control his urges so he can be completely released from rehabilitation.
Francesca is building her law firm with the help of those she loves most, but when a close friend reveals her true feelings about Francesca's engagement, it sends her emotions into a tailspin. Through all of this, she is forced to put her feelings on the back burner for everyone else, until the anniversary of Josie’s accident rolls around. Francesca must learn to put herself first before she falls apart.
In this novella, join Cade and Francesca as they explore their relationship and begin their lives together.

Get caught up on book one now....Free on all channels!

mangledhearts_ebooFrancesca and Cade Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart? Will their love overcome it all? Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person--the one that holds her heart. When she finally gets her first case, will she be able to handle seeing him again? Can she do her job and keep her heart intact? Cade Kelling doesn’t take life seriously. He’s reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away. When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years? Will he be able to tell her what really happened that night 5 years ago or will he lose her forever? And the most important question...
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BOOK BIRTHDAY: Never Let You Go by Michelle G. Miller


Never Let You Go
by Michelle G. Miller

Title: Never Let You Go, Prophecy of Tyalbrook series, book two
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Author: Michele G Miller
Publisher: Enchanted Ink Press (Self Published)
Release Date: Janury 30, 2014
Buy Links: Amazon and Barnes & Noble


Two souls desperate to discover the truth about the past and determined to save their future…

The usual warmth I felt deep in my soul when Xander was near me was beginning to dull. Yet I still remembered the warning: “Be careful, my Princess…you will lose all you love before you can win what you want.”

I could feel it; she hadn’t been here. Two days of hell, riding as fast as we could and only taking small breaks, and yet she had outrun us. How?

A PRINCESS set on regaining her Kingdom and protecting those she loves…
A GUARDIAN who will stop at nothing to find the woman who stole his heart…
An EVIL FORCE who will destroy everything they know in order to have power over all…

The journey continues in Never Let You Go, book two in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series.

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Nickoli’s arms were laden with weapons when he came back into view. He stepped in, uninvited, and opened his arms; allowing each deadly piece to drop to the ground with an ear-splitting clang. I jumped back as the items ricocheted across the floor, and a club rolled to a stop by my feet.
Nickoli bent over and picked up a sword. He approached me, a menacing look on his face, and a flash of terror tore through me. The temptation to scream was strong, however I knew it wouldn’t do me any good. If his intention was to kill me, the deed would be long done before my cries for help would be answered. If they were ever answered. I kept my focus on the sharp tip of the sword as he advanced on me.
“If you choose not to trust me, you will have to protect yourself.”
He raised the sword, gripped the hilt in his fist, and hurled it into the floor at my feet. The tip embedded into the wood with a thud. I yelped in surprise and jumped back. With an angry glare, he turned to storm out of the room; leaving the pile of weapons scattered about the floor.
“I don’t know how to fight with a sword,” I called out, my voice void of the angry bluster it carried earlier.
He didn’t stop, but instead replied over his shoulder as his long strides carried him out the door. “Then Princess, you best learn how.”

The slam of his door signaled the end to our conversation.

Never Let You Fall, book one
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About the Author:

Michele is the author of the Coming of Age Fantasy Series The Prophecy of Tyalbrook - Never Let You Fall, book one (May 2013) and Never Let You Go, book two (Jan 2014) as well as the New Adult Romantic Suspense, Last Call (Oct 2013). She is currently working on the third book in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series, a Last Call novel and a YA Realistic Fiction that has her super excited!

Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern
hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of a enigma.  She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow.  However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children’s laughter! 

Her family, an amazing husband and three awesome kids, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele’s two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

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EXCERPT: The Minaldi Legacy by Courtney Cole

I am extremely excited to be able to share an excerpt from Courtney Cole's new book

THE MINALDI LEGACY is a dark, contemporary romance and will be released on February 6th, 2014!!!    

“I’m a monster, Eva. There’s no saving a monster. But I love that you want to try.”
The Minaldi Legacy Cover
Luca Minaldi is rich, powerful and mesmerizing. He’s also a reclusive enigma. He lives in Malta, a fairy-tale place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best-kept of them all.

 Eva Talbot moves to Malta to finish her doctoral dissertation in Psychiatry. When she meets Luca, there is a very real and instant attraction that she has never felt before. But even still, she senses the darkness that lives within him.

 Eva is hired to care for Luca’s mother, a woman who suffers from dementia. It is Luca, however, that Eva will eventually risk everything to save… as the legacy that plagues him continues. As the darkness swirls ever more tightly around her, Eva realizes that no matter how hard she tries, she might not be able to save Luca without losing herself. 

Eva and Luca are thrust into a world where their love is tested and darkness reigns. Amid chaos and treachery, love and hate, Luca and Eva learn one important thing. Love is dangerous. But it also might be the one thing that can save them all.

 *** The Minaldi Legacy consists of two parts, part one: Of Blood and Bone and part two: Of Darkness and Demons. It contains adult themes and content.  ***

Minaldi Legacy-Kissing behind fountain



Luca is gone.
       I know it before I open my eyes. The weight of his body next to me is absent, the scent of him gone from the air. I sigh, reluctant to begin this day because I know what it holds for me. I know that if Luca is truly gone, I will spend every hour frantically searching for him.
       Gazing around, I find my large suite empty. Everything is neat and tidy and exactly in place. Each lavish piece of furniture is polished with lemon oil, each extravagant painting on the wall carefully dusted. Each expensive vase, each crystal lamp, each woven rug is perfectly aligned and exactly how I left it. Something is different, though, somehow changed in this room that I fell asleep in last night.
       My sleepy eyes do another quick sweep, and this time I notice the balcony doors standing wide open while the bright morning sun streams onto the mahogany floor and the white sheer curtains on either side flutter in the sea breeze.
       This is the difference and it slams into me like a concrete wall. I didn’t fall asleep with those doors open. I would never do that now, not since I know what dangers lurk in the world, the darkness that can find me.
       Immediately after I notice this inconsistency, I also see that across the room, my bedroom door is tightly closed and the bolt is still slid firmly in place.
       Just as I left it last night.
       My heart stutters as I realize what this means.
       While I slept, Luca must have climbed from my balcony ledge to escape. But the drop is well over thirty feet and there are sharp rocks at the base of the house. There are gardens directly behind, but beyond that, there is a cliff with a hundred foot drop to the sea below.
       I leap naked from bed and rush to the balcony’s edge. My bare breasts press against the cold railing as I peer down at both the gardens and what I can see of the pristine sand beyond that. Luca is not lying broken and bleeding there, so I try to still my racing heart. I search the beaches and craggy landscape on both sides of my periphery and I still do not see him.
       He somehow survived the fall.
       A hundred different things run through my mind, but the one that stands out in the forefront is the image, the possibility, that he managed to drag himself, broken and bleeding, to a different location, somewhere where he is even now waiting for me to help him.
       Because I promised.
       I promised him that I would help him, that I would keep him from the darkness that plagues him, that I would heal him.
       That I would save him.
       I swallow hard and as I do, I realize that my throat is tender from Luca’s hands last night. I know that if I look into a mirror, there will be a bruise in the perfect formation of his long fingers around my neck.
       As I softly touch it, I remember his face from the night before. It was shadowed in the moonlight and like always, he was beautiful. Luca is handsome in a very classic and beautiful way, dark hair and cut cheekbones. His bangs are long and almost hide his magnificent dark eyes until he shakes his hair away. And when he does, the sadness that dwells there is apparent to anyone who knows him.
       But last night, I didn’t need to look into his eyes to see that his darkness had returned. I knew it from the moment he stepped into my room.
       I can always see it. It changes everything about him, even the way he walks and moves. The way he stands. The way he speaks. The way he feels.
       He is an entirely different person when the darkness comes.
       These are the moments that he dreads with every breath when he is himself; the moments when he is no longer Luca. In these moments, he is filled with thoughts that are no longer his own.
       He cannot help it, he cannot control it, he cannot stop it.
       But I promised him that I would.
       And I have failed him.
       I scramble to my wardrobe and pull on clothing, choosing a shirt with a collar, hoping to somewhat hide the bruise on my neck. The only other people here at Chessarae are servants, except for Luca’s mother in her lonely wing. But she is locked in so she never comes into the main part of the house. No one will see me but the staff. And they are used to seeing strange things.
       I rush through the house, through the extravagant corridors and over the marble floors, the rich and polished surroundings that I would never have dreamed I would find myself in. I don’t notice it now though. It has faded into an insignificant corner of my mind. All that matters now is Luca.
       I make my way out the back of the house, through the gardens, through the English maze that is perfectly manicured and challenging to maneuver. I manage it with ease, however. I memorized its twists and turns on a happier day.
       The weather is stormy today and the normally cheerful and bright Maltese sky is gray and thunderous. I can feel the electricity in the air, snapping the ends of my long hair with static. This day looks as foreboding as I feel, which I hope is not a sign.
       I search through the maze. I search the beaches as my feet sink into the cool sand. I search the gardens with their exotic and sweet-smelling blooms and then I search the garage. His car, a shiny black Jaguar, is still in its slot and its hood is cool to the touch. Luca has not driven it today. I search the front lawns and the back. And just when I begin to panic, to fear that he has not returned to Chessarae after all, I search the stables.
       As I walk through the heavy wooden doors, the smells of the horses and the hay and the saddle-soap and leather assail my nose and I breathe them in. I’ve always loved this place. It is peaceful here. And I suddenly know, because I can feel it, that Luca is here.
       I walk quietly down the main corridor, staring into each stall as I pass.
       And finally, finally, when I come to the very last stall on the left, Luca is there and my breath hitches in my chest, freezing on my lips.
       Luca is slumped on the ground, in the corner, his expression desolate. He is beautiful even here, even in this condition, and I cannot help but stare down at him as tears fill my eyes.
       He is dirty and his clothing is torn. There are smears of blood on his shirt, dried now to a rusty dark brown. I swallow hard, trying not to imagine where the blood has come from.
       Luca’s face is tortured as he stares up at me, his head in his hands. There is blood on his fingers.
       “It happened again.”
       His words are low and husky and rough, yet elegant at the same time. He is always refined, always perfect, always Luca.
       His self-loathe is apparent and it breaks my heart.
       I nod mutely because there are no words for this moment. I bend to help him to his feet. At 6’3”, he towers above me. He is slender and strong and masculine. He is lithe and powerful, beautiful and graceful.
       And sometimes, on his very darkest days, he is a depraved killer.
       But I have gotten ahead of myself. I should begin at the beginning.
       If I don’t, you will never understand.
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   HeadshotABOUT COURTNEY COLE: Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people. Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.    






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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BLOG TOUR STOP: All the Pretty Poses by M. Leighton

All the Pretty Poses 

by M. Leighton


He never wanted to be a hero…until she needed him to be.

Strength… It took Kennedy Moore years to put her life back together after Reese Spencer shattered it. But she did. Now, years later, strong and independent, she is in pursuit of a single dream—to dance with the Altman American Dance Theater. Unfortunately, Kennedy is learning that a girl from nowhere with no money and no contacts might never be able to reach her goal.

That is, until Reese reappears, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that Kennedy just can’t refuse. In exchange for working on his yacht for a few short weeks, he’ll get her an audition with the famous dance troupe. All Kennedy has to do is keep her head down, work hard and resist Reese. That sounds easy enough, right?

Weakness… Reese doesn’t want to make it easy for Kennedy. Seeing her again has started a fire in his blood—an unwelcome one. It took him years to forget about her before, so this time he has a plan. It’s simple: Get Kennedy on his yacht, seduce her, get her out of his system, move on with his life. That sounds easy enough, right?

But the one thing Reese didn’t plan for was Kennedy herself—a girl so strong yet so broken, she makes him want to rescue her, to take care of her. To save her. Even if he has to save her from himself.


5 Stars!
It's no secret that M. Leighton is one of my all time FAVORITE indie authors!  Not only is she an awesome author, but an awesome person who I'm blessed to call a friend.  

With her latest release, All the Pretty Poses, Michelle once again won my heart with sexy scenes, hot guys, tension, and above all else LOVE. 

In All the Pretty Poses (The Pretty Series Book 2) we follow Reese and Kennedy a couple who have a history with each other, that didn't end well. As the story develops with these two dynamic characters, we find that there is more than one side to EVERY story and they will have to discover them all in order to find their happily ever after.

As in all her books, Michelle doesn't disappoint.  Reese is a totally scrumptious alpha male, who won't take 'no' for an answer.  Kennedy is an independent woman who can't resist the offer to further her career that Reese puts in front of her.  The tension is tight and the love scenes are HOT, but even more than all that, the story is so intricately written that it keeps the reader guessing and discovering along with the characters.  

You won't want to miss this one!  It's another 5 stars for M. Leighton!


What’s up for grabs?           
          · 2- $250 Visa Gift Cards

How do I enter?          
          Via the Rafflecopter posted here and on each participating site, you may:

                    · Like the M. Leighton, Author Facebook page (5 points, can only do once)

                    · Follow @mleightonbooks on Twitter (5 points, can only do once)

                    · Share the giveaway graphic on Twitter along with one reason that you’re excited to meet      
                      Reese (10 points, can do once per day)

                    · Tag three different friends in the comments under the graphic on the M. Leighton Author 
                      Facebook page with one reason you’re excited to meet Reese (10 points, can do once per 

The giveaway begins at 12:00 am EST on January 14, 2014 and ends at 12:00 am EST on February 3, 2014. Winners will be randomly selected by 5:00 pm EST on February 5, 2014. For a complete list of rules, please see the “Rules” section of the Rafflecopter.

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

BOOK BIRTHDAY: The Fly House by Misty Provencher some of you may know, I am blessed to get to work with some FANTASTIC authors as their BETA reader.  A BETA reader takes an unpublished book and reads it, giving the author feedback on everything from typos and word usage to dialogue and timeline issues.  This is something that I LOVE to do, because I feel I can really give back to the authors that I love!  

One of my most recent BETA reads, was today's BOOK BIRTHDAY book: The Fly House by Misty Provencher!   Now, having read this book, let me tell you that it is an amazing mix of romance, post apocalyptic, sci-fi, and fantasy.  Sound impossible and crazy?  It's not, its phenomenal and you all need to check it out!! :)

The Fly House
by Misty Provencher


The Earth’s atmosphere is swiss cheese. To avoid the oncoming oxygen crisis, black-sheep heiress, Maeve Aypotu, has been chemically suspended in one of the Archive’s plush, multi-million dollar chambers, located underground. Scientists claim they can patch everything up in about 15 years, so, just to be safe, the Archive programmed the chambers to open in 17 years.

And then, everything on Earth went wrong. 

Up on the surface, Pluto has taken control of the planet, scorching away all signs of human civilization and reconstructing the environment to suit the Plutian’s lucrative dragon trade. Humans that survived weree forced to be laborers, divided into five Houses, each handling a different stage of the dragon harvest. Survival and repopulation have become a currency among the Houses. To make matters worse, Rha Diem, the rugged leader of the Fly House, has gotten word that the cost of existence just rose to a price that no human should have to pay. And now there is a whole Archive of survivors that will be expected to pay too.

Learning to trust one another may need to start small—with the fusion of one powerful Rha and one bad ass black sheep—before a damaged race can even hope to regain control of their alien Earth.


On Sale for 99 cents for a limited time only!!


Once a high school drop out and runaway, Misty Provencher became a college grad, and is now a full-time novelist with a close knit family. She doesn't do labels well. While she can ride a motorcycle, knows how to Karate chop, and has learned enough French, Spanish, and Sign Language to get herself slapped, Misty's life is the ruse she uses to connect with people. She is totally enchanted with them and spends her days trying to translate the soul bouquet of her muses into words.


Book 1: Cornerstone
Book 2: Keystone
Book 3: Jamb
Book 4: Capstone

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Friday, January 24, 2014


I'm so excited to introduce you all to a new feature on my blog today!  Today is the first issue of AUTHOR INTERROGATIONS, a new post type in which my assistant blogger Amanda has interrogated (interviewed) the AMAZING Carol Kunz!  Check it out!! :)


Amanda-    Tell me a bit about your current work in progress.
Carol-        I'm working on my 2nd book in The Lucky Number Four Series. It is Colin’s story.

Amanda-    What prompted you to write it?
Carol-        Most of the messages I’ve been getting are about wanting the other characters stories.

Amanda-    Who are your current music muse?
Carol-        Bruno Mars
Amanda-    You are setting up for a night of writing, what are your essential snacks?
Carol-       Hot English Yorkshire tea if it’s cold outside or iced tea if it’s hot out and nuts, like almonds, walnuts and peanuts.

Amanda-    What is one thing about yourself that most people wouldn't know or guess about you?
Carol-        That I was painfully shy as a child

Amanda-    What is your drink of choice at Starbucks?
Carol-        I’m not a coffee drinker, I know weird right? But I grew up in England. I love Starbucks hot chocolate though.

Amanda-    Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Carol-        White chocolate, especially Toblerone.

Amanda-    If you could have a super power what would it be?
Carol-        The power to heal humans and animals.

Amanda-    What is your favorite movie?
Carol-        Oh wow, that’s a tough one. Okay I’m dating myself but The Sound Of Music.

Amanda-    What was the last book you read?
Carol-        I’m currently reading The Fly House by Misty Provencher. It’s so good

Amanda-    Are you a night owl or an early bird?
Carol-        I’m a night owl, but I’m trying to change that so I can wake up earlier and get more stuff done.

Amanda-    What is your star sign?
Carol-        Capricorn, best sign of the zodiac!!!

Amanda-    What is the coolest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Carol-        Every gift is the coolest because it just reinforces me following my dream.

Amanda-    Who did you have your last fan-girl moment over?
Carol-        Heather Graham at the RT Convention in Kansas City last May.  I’ve read almost all of her books!

Amanda-    Leave us with your favorite quote.
Carol-        Never give up on your dreams, they can come true!


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Amanda Jason is the pen name for Carol Kunz's New Adult romance novels. She is the C part of the mother and son author duo, C.A. Kunz. The pen name Amanda Jason actually has a special meaning to Carol because it is a tribute to the set of twins she lost many years ago. Carol began her dream of writing when her son, Adam, asked her to write a young adult fantasy novel back in 2011. She couldn't have been happier to embark on this wonderful journey into the literary world with her son because it was #1 on her bucket list.

Carol currently lives in sunny Florida with her hubby and her two four-legged fur babies. She takes comfort in the fact that her amazing daughter and son live close by. When she isn't writing, you can find her walking her yellow Lab or reading a good book. Lucky Number four is the debut novel of Amanda Jason, and it's been a long time coming.



Lucky Number Four by Amanda Jason - $1.99

The Modified (Book 1 The Biotics Trilogy by C.A. Kunz - $2.99

The Childe (Book 1 The Childe Series) by C.A. Kunz - $2.99

Dark Days (Book 2 The Childe Series) by C.A. Kunz - $2.99

Thursday, January 23, 2014

RECENT RELEASE: The Great Wolf by Devyn Dawson

The Great Wolf
By: Devyn Dawson
Released: January 19, 2014


Abel’s been training for this day since the first day he found out he is a werewolf. The Werewolf Olympics, in Kilkenny, Ireland, is where the big announcement will take place. He will be stepping up as alpha, and what will mean for every pack throughout the world. His faith is tested when his right hand man and bodyguard is up on murder charges. Someone in the pack is a mole, will you guess who it is? This action packed story will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very end.


Book One of The Legacy of Kilkenny Saga is available for Free on Amazon & iBooks


For sixteen years, my life has been normal. Piedsville, Oklahoma isn't the tourist mecca of the world, but it's where I live. It's my junior year and I've known everyone since Kindergarten, everyone except her, Pru Phelan. She walked into my English class, my heart stopped. I'd never heard the name Phelan before, so I Googled it and found Phelan means wolf. What I didn't know, she was a werewolf and soon my destiny would change.

This is the story about the prophecy of the Great Wolf and how it relates to me. I'm Abel Casey, and I am the Great Wolf.

The Legacy of Kilkenny is a young adult story about werewolves, friendship, family, and fear.



I've thought of myself as a writer for as long as I can remember. Being a grown up with a grown up job and a family to raise, left me with little time to write. Everyone is grown up now, and I get to do something I want to do. My love of young adult books helped mold me into the paranormal writer I am today.

The Legacy of Kilkenny Saga is near and dear to my heart. When I started the series, my own son was a junior in high school and Abel has many of his characteristics. Each character has a little of my daughter and son in them. I wanted the series to be about friendship and family, two things that are important to me. The first book really takes the reader on a journey with Abel as he matures. By the time you get to The Great Wolf, you will see a transformed young man and the decisions how he handles the pressure of being a werewolf. I hope you enjoy the Legacy books,

Thank you to all of the readers who have fallen for my wolf pack!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

RECENT RELEASE: Illusions Begin by N. L. Greene

Illusions Begin 
by N.L. Greene
Released: January 14, 2014


Katherine Rebecca has always done exactly what was expected of her. Her prim and proper upbringing taught her the importance of family, sacrifice, and social stature. She has followed in her parents’ footsteps, being trained and groomed daily almost from birth, to take over the family law firm. It was never a question of IF she wanted to but WHEN she would take the reins of the company. She worked rigorously toward that predetermined goal her entire life. She gave up friends, boyfriends, and an exciting social life in order to propel herself through school and college. Katherine Rebecca strives to please her parents. More than anything, she basked in their praise and approval. But now, at 21 years old, she finds herself leading a life that is nothing like the life she imagined for herself.

Becky has always possessed a deep love of magic. Ever since she was a small child she has been fascinated with magicians, illusions, mystery, and the vague hope that there was some sort of real magic in the world. But this is a secret no one knows, or at least that’s what she thought. Until one day Becky finds a mysterious business card in her pocket that leads her to an equally mysterious man. He opens up a whole new world of possibilities to her, one with a tantalizing proposition that she never thought imaginable.

Could magic actually be real?



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Author N.L. Greene is a writer of YA and NA Contemporary and Paranormal Romances. She currently lives in Florida with her husband and two beautiful daughters. When she isn't writing or reading, she enjoys traveling around the world with her family, shopping and doing other girly things with her girls, or playing video games with her husband. She is a lover of dogs, chocolate, and anything pink!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Gathering Water by Regan Claire

Coming February 1, 2014


There are plenty of things I could tell you about my life; plenty of things happened during my years in an inept foster care system. But my real story—when my life really began—started on the day I turned eighteen.

It was the day I discovered who I was. I learned my real name, my dead mother’s identity, and where we come from. These simple things prompted me to pack my meager belongings, hop on a plane, and come home to the dilapidated house in North Carolina that belonged to the mother I never knew.

Even though I have a home and a family for the first time, my thoughts are still burning with unanswered questions. Like why did my mother run away? Why the heck has my skin started to tingle every time it touches the water? And who—or what—is my father really? Because it definitely isn’t human--

And if all that weren't enough, there’s this guy, Dove. Yeah, he might be a distraction from my true purpose, but when he offers a healing hand to sooth the damage from my past, I’m helpless to resist.

All I ever wanted was to know who I am, but my journey to self-discovery might just lead to the destruction of mankind.

My name is Della Doe Deare and this, well, this is my story.


A Tidewater girl born and bred, my first friend and love was the Atlantic. Growing up being told the legends about Pirates and American Natives common in coastal VA and NC, coupled with being an only child, did wonders for my imagination; I've had one foot in fantasy-land ever since, a trait my dear husband heroically endures (and one I secretly hope my daughters have inherited). We moved inland to Nashville while I was entering tweenhood and not a day goes by that I don't miss my childhood playmate and her crashing waves. Nashville has her perks though, namely the love of my life and our two sweet girls. Our insane mutt-dog and the stray cat that refuses to leave our porch aren't too bad either. I love fairy tales A LOT, teen movies (preferably with dancing or singing), read entirely too much, and am constantly late. 


Sunday, January 19, 2014

200 Facebook Likes Giveaway!

OMG!  Seriously!  I can't believe in just over one week, I've got 200+ likes on my Facebook page for this blog!  I'm humbled! THANK all of you people who have liked the page, I've gathered up some AWESOME BOOKS for a giveaway! :)  Thank you all again!  You ROCK! 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

BOOK BIRTHDAY: A Zebra Like Me by Amy Maurer Jones

Today is A Zebra Like Me's Book Birthday!

Maybelle Dawson longs for normalcy and belonging. Often misunderstood, she struggles with a rare disorder, labeling her a Medical Zebra.

Maybelle’s happiness and well-being threaten to slip through her fingers as she battles to take control of her life. She faces a never-ending battle on her journey to find love, courage and friendship in a world lacking acceptance.

With the guidance of her guardian angel, Maybelle finds her way out of emotional and physical isolation to discover lasting love and amazing friendships.

A Zebra Like Me is the story of one teenager’s battle with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder affecting one in five thousand people.

A Zebra Like Me is on *SALE* for 99 cents through the end of January!  
Make sure to grab your copy!


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About the Author

Amy Maurer Jones has been happily married to her own version of Edward Cullen for sixteen years. She lives in the small town of Tabor City, North Carolina (close to the North and South Carolina shore) with her husband Kelly and their two beautiful children, Olivia and Keaton.

Amy loves reading and writing Young Adult because she finds young people inspiring. She appreciates how teens are able to look at the world with a fresh perspective and willingly open their minds to the endless possibilities that life has to offer. She particularly enjoys writing strong heroines who face problems head on, learn, grow and mature into the type of people who do the right thing.

When Amy isn't reading and writing, she teaches high school theater arts and dance. To say that Amy has a flare for all things creative would be an understatement, just don't ask her to assemble anything that requires instructions or sadly, you will be out of luck!

Favorite quote:
"You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost." ~ Martha Graham


The Giveaway
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Author's Note
A Zebra Like Me is a work of fiction but Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the message in this story are very real. I have EDS and I’ve learned to live with this disease. Sadly, much of my battle has been seeking compassion and finding acceptance from those who don’t understand it. My mission in publishing this book is two-fold.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Cupid's Cousin by Dahlia Van Let

Cupid's Cousin by Dahlia Van Let
Coming February 11, 2014

Book Blurb:

Do you think Cupid is the one who makes your insides melt, makes your knees go weak, and makes your pulse race when someone kisses you?

It’s what you were told, but it isn’t true. I do that all of that, and more, to try to keep the flames burning that Cupid sets.

They call me Cupid’s cousin, and I’m tired of cleaning up his messes, because lately, well . . . let’s just say Cupid has sucked at his job for most of the last century. It was hard enough for me to do my part in keeping couples happy when he made two people fall for each other that were a good match, now it just seems impossible and fewer and fewer couples have happy endings, anymore.

I want more happy endings.

When I confronted Cupid about his sloppiness I expected him to react badly, but I never anticipated what he would do to me. Now, I have a bigger mess to clean up than I could have ever imagined.

And this mess is one I’m smack dab in the middle of.

About the Author:

Dahlia resides in Tennessee where you can find her poking through bookstore shelves, occupying space in a coffee shop, and listening to live local singers and bands. Of course, she may not see you since she is usually far away in her brain dreaming up new ideas or cultivating existing ones.

Look for Dahlia on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to say hi because, when you can get her attention, she loves to talk, too.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Tragic Desires by A.M. Hargrove


Coming: February 2014

Cover by Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations
Photo by Scott Hoover Photography
Cover Model Emmanuel Delcour


My name is Gemini Sheridan. At least that’s what I thought it was for 23 years. Then one day a slight adjustment on the wheel of my mountain bike set into motion a series of catastrophic events that changed my life forever. Now I’m running from the headaches that threaten to destroy me… from the assassins that threaten to kill me… from the truth that exposes who I really am… and from the man that wants to save me. Because he now owns my heart and I fear him above all others.

My name is Drexel Wolfe and I’m a private investigator. Nothing ever stands in the way of what I want because when I see something I just take it. All of that changed the night my life collided with Gemini Sheridan’s and now everything is one hot damn mess. And the worst part of it all is that I’m trying to save her ass and I don’t know why the hell I’m even bothering. Well, that’s not exactly true. Fact is, I can’t stop thinking about her. She’s crawled into every thought I own, asleep or awake. I have serious plans for her that include making her mine. What she doesn’t know is that when I play, I play for keeps. Nothing and no one will get in my way or stop me… not even Gemini Sheridan herself.


Win an ebook copy of TRAGICALLY FLAWED and a Amazon $25 Gift Card. Giveaway is international.

About the Author

A.M. Hargrove

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer. Her books include the following: Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge and Kissing Fire (The Edge Series); The Guardians of Vesturon series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent and Beginnings); Dark Waltz and Tragically Flawed.

Other than being in love with writing about being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups.

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