Thursday, April 30, 2015

Release Week Blog Tour ~ Lonesome Beds & Bumpy Roads by Becca Ann & Tessa Marie

Happy Release Week for Lonesome Beds & Bumpy Roads!!

About Lonesome Beds & Bumpy Roads:

Lexie Boggs has dealt with enough drama for one teenage girl, and just when she thinks it's about over, the father who abandoned her a decade ago shows up looking for redemption. At least… that’s what he says. Ryan Parker thinks his future is set. He’s got a sweet job set up, graduation on the horizon, and a lifetime of dreams he’s planned with his girlfriend, Lexie—including a king-sized bed for their soon-to-be apartment. Only a slight snag tugs at the fantasy when Lexie starts putting aside all she’s worked hard on for her deadbeat dad and his “sickness.” Suddenly school is the only time spent together, and as Ryan expresses his suspicions about why Daddy Boggs is really back, Lexie pulls away, hoping Ryan is wrong but fearing he’s right. And as graduation approaches, Ryan and Lexie struggle to keep the futures they thought they had firmly intact from crumbling all over their now lonely king-sized bed.

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Meet the Authors:

 Cassie Mae (AKA Becca Ann) is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. Her angel children and perfect husband fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.

Theresa Paolo lives in the same town she grew up in on Long Island, NY with her long time boyfriend and their fish. Her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, a NA romance, released in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin). (ONCE) AGAIN will release this summer. She is also the coauthor of the Amazon bestseller KING SIZED BEDS AND HAPPY TRAILS and BEACH SIDE BEDS AND SANDY PATHS, a YA contemporary series, under her pen name Tessa Marie. She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s nearing thirty, and uses her characters to relive the best and worst years of her life. She put her love of writing on hold while she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera, reading, or can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Virtual Tour & Excerpt for Pleasant Day, a Contemporary Fiction; Women’s Fiction; Southern Fiction Novel by Vera Jane Cook

Welcome to the blog tour for Vera Jane Cook's novel ~ Pleasant Day

Book Information:

Publisher: Moonshine Cove Press (February 1, 2015) Category: Contemporary Fiction; Women’s Fiction; Southern Fiction 

Tour Date: February-March, 2015 

Available in: Print & ebook, 285 Pages 

About Pleasant Day:

With murder in common friendship is inevitable: As fifteen year old Pleasant Day struggles with her mother's distance, her father's infidelity and the death of her best friend, she draws closer to Clarissa, an older woman with the secrets to heal her. But Clarissa has struggles of her own as she faces betrayal and seeks to come to terms with old wounds. With her unpredictable but psychic ability to 'read people' Clarissa uncovers the answers to a deadly crime and to Pleasant's true identity. In the end, both Pleasant and Clarissa's worlds are transformed by the truths they're forced to accept.

Read an Excerpt:

Chapter Two Pleasant Day 

I wanted to see John Peter real bad, get the story straight from the horse's mouth about poor Millie Grady's dead body showing up in his box-spring. He'd never paid any attention to her. He wasn't one of those goons that made fun of her either. John Peter wasn't a joiner; he was an individual, a sensitive artistic type. Some of the goons called him queer but the only thing queer about John Peter were his ears. They were too big for his head. I imagine he was going to grow into them one day and be kind of cute, the kind of cute that lets a man get away with almost anything, like my daddy.

There were lots of cars at his house and I didn't think I'd be too welcomed if I marched in there and gave the sheriff my character reference on John Peter, about him crying over a dead frog so how could he possibly murder anyone? I wasn't going to get to him that day though, he was probably being finger printed down at the county jail so I took myself to Piper Hill.

The oddest thing is how much humor Millie would have found in her body being stuffed inside John Peter's box-spring. Out of all the boys in the world John Peter gets blamed for doing her in and she and I both know he's the last person we'd suspect of killing her. She hardly even knew him. I wished she could tell me who did this to her. I wonder why the dead can't talk, look at all the crimes we'd solve if the damn dead would just Ouija board us our answers, or tell all those weird psychic people who killed 'em.

I lied back in the grass, I couldn't even read. I wanted to commune with Millie. I just didn't understand what had happened to her and why it happened. She never did anything to anyone. I started thinking 'bout our time together and her telling me that she missed not having a mama. I told her she was probably better off but she didn't believe me. "Thanks for trying to make me feel better," she'd said. Hell, it was the truth as I knew it.

She didn't have any siblings either so her poor father was going to be terribly alone. I felt badly for him and helpless about Millie. Feeling helpless is an awful feeling, it's like you're useless to prevent something awful from happening. I knew I'd bear this burden for a long time. But what could I have done to prevent her murder? Probably nothing, but maybe I could bring some justice by trying to find out who did it. Maybe I could bring some peace.

I had my eyes closed for about ten minutes and kept seeing Millie's face behind the lids of my eyes. I made her a silent promise that I'd seek justice and that she would not be forgotten. I swore I'd visit her grave every week and tell her everything that was going on without her. When I opened my eyes I thought I was hallucinating, but over the hill who do I see coming toward me but John Peter, he didn't look none too happy either but at least, he hadn't been locked up.

Instead of saying anything, he just flopped down on the grass and looked off. The two of us never hungered for words between us but now we were both at a loss. Finally, I took a handful of dirt and threw it at him. All he did was brush it off his pant leg and stare at me. In normal times he would have chased me all the way over to Lake Murray and dunked me in.

"It wasn’t my fault this happened," he said.

I couldn't tell if he was angry or bewildered or both 'cause he started to laugh. I just sat there in silence wondering where in the hell he was finding the humor in this but it was probably a really nervous laugh.

"Ain't this a f*cked up world?" He started shaking his head up and down like he didn't give a good goddamn who agreed with him, he sure as hell thought it was a f*cked up world.

"The police let you go?"

"What the hell they going to hold me on? I had no cause to kill her. I couldn't even lift Millie much less stuff her inside a box-spring."

"Why was she found there in your box-spring, John Peter?"

He shrugged his shoulders and looked up at the sky. The clouds were racing by, chasing each other like they might have been running from a storm.

"They didn't find any scratches on my skin. They're hoping to get DNA from under Millie's fingernails because they said she probably scratched her killer. It's clear it wasn't me. I don't have a scratch on me."

"Maybe there was someone on your property who was hiding out there?"

Again, he shrugged his shoulders and continued to watch those fleeing clouds. "There weren't any drag marks on the grass either so they figured she was carried up to my bedroom by someone bigger and stronger than me."

"Drag marks?"

"Yeah, they think whoever killed her did it in my back yard and then carried her into the house. I think they found a scarf of hers out there or something. That was the murder weapon, that scarf."

"So they let you go?"

"Until they figure out how I could have done it, they let me go, I guess."

"Jesus Christ, John Peter, you didn't even know Millie. I'll tell the police that."

He didn't say anything and his silence was so weighty I saw the wind around him take a dip. I thought I knew Millie better than anyone in the world and she had always looked off when I mentioned John Peter's name as if the mere mention of it bored her. I couldn't figure out what the hell she was doing at his house though. And now John Peter was looking off same way she used to.

"You didn't know her, did you?"

"We went to the same high school, Pleasant, how could I not know her?"

"Well, yeah, but you didn't hang out with her. She and I are a grade below you."

"I don't hang out with anyone but you."

"Yeah, and Millie was my friend and I never spent time with you two together. You never once took up the space that Millie and I took. I never heard one word that came out of your mouth that that girl ever heard. You didn't know her. Your breath never passed her face, your presence was never held in her eyes while I was there to claim witness to it. So what the hell was she doing at your house?"

 Praise for 'Pleasant Day' By Vera Jane Cook:

"Absolutely unputdownable, a real page turner. Be prepared to clear your schedule for the day. You're going to read this one straight through! This is Vera Jane Cook's best one yet!" -Wall to Wall Books "A beautiful blend of past and present with loveable, memorable characters and a page turning pace, I was sorry I couldn't read it in one sitting." -Jenn Doyle, Books & Life. "A beautiful piece of southern fiction...a great page turner...this book is filled with delightful characters, charm, warmth, love and last but certainly not least, wonderful humor."-Arlene Uslander, Editor and writer. 

Meet Vera Jane Cook:

Winner: Eric Hoffer Award for publishing excellence and the Indie Excellence Award for notable new fiction! 

5 Star Clarion ForeWord Review! 

Vera Jane Cook, writer of Award Winning Women’s Fiction, is the author of The Story of Sassy Sweetwater, Lies a River Deep, Where the Wildflowers Grow, Dancing Backward in Paradise and Annabel Horton, Lost Witch of Salem. Jane, as she is known to family and friends, was born in New York City and grew up amid the eccentricity of her southern and glamorous mother on the Upper West and Upper East Side of Manhattan. An only child, Jane turned to reading novels at an early age and was deeply influenced by an eclectic group of authors. Some of her favorite authors today are Nelson DeMille, Calib Carr, Wally Lamb, Anne Rice, Sue Monk Kidd, Anita Shreve, Jodi Picoult, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Her favorite novels are too long to list but include The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Cheri and The Last of Cheri, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Wuthering Heights, Look at Me, Dogs of Babel, The Bluest Eye, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Body Surfing, Lolita, The Brothers Karamazov, She’s Come Undone, Tale of Two Cities, etc., etc., etc., Vera Jane Cook’s 

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Teddy Rose Book Reviews Apr 7 Spotlight & Giveaway 
Bound 4 Escape Apr 8 Review 
Confessions Of A Reader Apr 9 Interview 
Mythical Books Apr 14 Interview Room With Books Apr 15 Review & Giveaway 
Winter Reads Apr 17 Interview & Giveaway 
Wall To Wall Books Apr 21 Review 
Teddy Rose Book Reviews Apr 22 Review 
From Isi Apr 27 Review Writer In Progress Apr 28 Review & Giveaway 
Sapphyria's Book Reviews Apr 29 Excerpt 
The Book Diva's Reads Apr 30 Review & Excerpt 
Suko's Notebook May 5 Review
  Deal Sharing Aunt May 6 Review & Giveaway 
Lightning Chronicles May 12 Review, Interview & Giveaway 
Indie Review Behind the Scenes May 14 live I 6 pm cst 
Melina's Book Blog May 18 Review & Giveaway 
Cassandra M's Place May 21 Review & Giveaway 
Jersey Girl Book Reviews May 22 Review & Excerpt 
The Mama Games May 25 Review 
Pinky's Favorite Reads May 26 Review
Pinky's Favorite Reads May 27 I & G 
Bassgiraffe's Thoughts May 28 Review

Blitz: The Reaper Series by Lisa Medley #UrbanFantasy

Welcome to the blitz for the three books in Lisa Medley's Reaper Series!

Reap and Repent
The Reaper Series, Book 1
Lisa Medley

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Big Cedar

Date of Publication: March 3, 2015

ISBN: 978-0-9908856-2-7

Number of pages: 328
Word Count: 84k

Book Description:

They see death. Can they share a life?

Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets. Then she meets Deacon Walker. She can see his ice-blue eyes, his black hair, and his gorgeous face. But this beautiful stranger has no aura.

Deacon is just as unsettled by Ruth—and, having spent more than two hundred years ushering souls to Purgatory, Deacon is seldom shocked by anything. As he helps Ruth to understand her true nature, she awakens desires that he decided long ago a Reaper can’t afford.

A demon invasion forces Deacon to confront the darkness in his own past even as he fights to save the human souls he’s charged to protect. When he’s taken captive, his first concern is for Ruth. But Ruth just might be able to save herself—and the Reaper she can’t live without—if she can learn to wield her newfound powers.

Reap and Redeem 
The Reaper Series, Book 2
Lisa Medley

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Big Cedar

Date of Publication: March 10, 2015

ISBN: 978-0-9908856-4-1

Number of pages: 326
Word Count: 80k

Book Description:

He’s a reaper who has given up on saving souls. Will a dying woman be his salvation?

After a century of enslavement to pure evil, Kylen Larson is finally free. But he’s long past caring. The only woman he ever loved is dead, and he’s tormented by memories of the horrors his demon parasite forced him to commit. Now, he lives for nothing more than hunting down the infernal creatures invading Meridian, Arkansas, and destroying them.

Olivia Evans is in the final stages of cancer when Kylen accidentally saves her from demonic possession. When he rescues this innocent soul, Kylen rediscovers his mission—and his heart. All he wants is to help Olivia stay alive. He’ll just have to fight off an invasion from Hell first…

Reap and Reveal 
The Reaper Series, Book 3
Lisa Medley

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Big Cedar

Date of Publication: April 5, 2015

ISBN: 978-0-9908856-6-5

Number of pages: 302
Word Count: 78k

Book Description:

By day he saves lives in the city he loves. Can he save souls too?

Nate is an EMT, a witch and a newly inducted member of the Reaper Authority Force. What he's not is a reaper. With unexplained abilities, his true nature lies somewhere in between the angels, demons and reapers he finds himself involved with. When he's paired with the reaper Maeve, he struggles to find his place in the rising war to save the souls of Meridian and the world.

Maeve has tried to hide her reaper handicap--her toxic reaper energy--from her colleagues. But when she's possessed by a fallen angel and forced to poach souls for Hell, her greatest weakness might be the only thing that saves her.

Nate uses his growing powers and his innate magic to find Maeve. He'll do whatever it takes to save her, revealing more than he ever imagined in the process.

About the Author:

Lisa has always enjoyed reading about monsters in love and now she writes about them, because monsters need love too.

She adores beasties of all sorts, fictional as well as real, and has a farm full of them in her Southwest Missouri home, including: one child, one husband, two dogs, two cats, a dozen hens, thousands of Italian bees, and a guinea pig.

She may or may not keep a complete zombie apocalypse bug-out bag in her trunk at all times, including a machete. Just. In. Case.

Sapphyria's Book Promotions Has Four Exciting Books Going on Tour - Still Looking for Tour Hosts

Sapphyria’s Book Promotions currently has several tours that are in need of hosts.

1. Forbidden by Matthew Freake - May 17-22, 2015

Genre(s): LGBT, Gay Fiction, Romance
(This novel contains sexual content)

*I’m sorry but there isn’t a host prize for this tour*

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2. VOICES by Clarissa Johal- Multiple dates/tour types

Genre: Paranormal Psychological Suspense

Tour type #1—Release Day Extravaganza May 19

I will be awarding one randomly chosen host who posts during the tour a $5 Amazon gift card – post must be up by 6 a.m. to qualify.

Tour type #2 – Review Only tour – May 25-29

I will be awarding one randomly chosen host who reviews VOICES during the tour a $5 Amazon gift card – post must be up by 6 a.m. to qualify.

Tour type #3 – Standard Blog Tour – June 1-5, 2015

I will be awarding one randomly chosen host who posts during the tour a $5 Amazon gift card – post must be up by 6 a.m. to qualify.

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3. The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis by Sharon Ledwith-June 17-25, 2015

Genre(s): Young Adult, Time Travel, Middle Grade

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4. Disenchanted by Leigh Goff – June 1 – 5, 2015

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Occult

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Release Day ~ Stolen Art by Ruth Silver

Happy Release Day to Stolen Art by Ruth Silver!!


Book Information:

Title: Stolen Art
Author: Ruth Silver
Publisher: Lazy Day Publishing
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi Romance

  Stolen Art 

About Stolen Art:

 Sixteen-year-old Madeline has been living on the streets, biding her time until she's eighteen. With little to no money, she takes on a heist in hopes of making ends meet. What could possibly go wrong? Everything. Getting caught is just the beginning of Madeline's adventure as she meets Weston and discovers the secret of where she came from.   Fans of Orphan Black, The X-Files, and Fringe will fall head over heels for STOLEN ART. Recommended: 15+

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I rush back up the dark stairwell, shoving the key into the doorknob. It takes a minute for the lock to click and I push myself inside the apartment, securing every lock and deadbolt. I can’t stay here in Hutchinson, Kansas any longer. Pulling my phone from my purse, I text Weston. Tatiana is here. It’s not safe for me. I grab the few belongings that have any value to me, sentimental or otherwise, and shove it into my shoulder bag, including the stolen silver necklace. It has value and if I’m forced on the run, I’ll need money to survive. I know. What did Weston mean he knew Tatiana is at the bar? Had he seen her? Is he there? What do you mean, you know? I type into the phone. If he saw her, why didn’t he warn me? I can’t go down out the front door and it’s only a matter of time until she finds me just a few feet away. I grow restless waiting for an answer. The phone buzzes and displays an incoming call from Weston. "Wes, tell me you’re here." The only thing to do is hop in his car and drive into the night, far from Kansas. A female’s voice bubbles with laughter. "Oh he’s coming darling, but you should know he won’t get here in time. Amazing how easy it is to clone a phone number and steal his service. The advancements Stem Tech has made is encouraging."

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Meet the Author:

Ruth Silver 

 Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of the Aberrant trilogy. With a passion for writing and a love of story-telling, Ruth is actively writing multiple series under her name as well as the pen name Ravyn Rayne. Her interests include traveling, reading, and photography. Her favorite vacation destination is Australia. Ruth currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

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Cover Reveal: Orphan's Blade by Aubrie Dionne

Welcome to the cover reveal for the upcoming novel, Orphan's Blade, by Aubrie Dionne.

About Orphan's Blade:

In the battle for a kingdom, every alliance counts…

Princess Valoria only cares about her music and her destiny: to unite the Kingdom of Ebonvale with the House of Song and succeed where her father has failed. As if that weren’t challenge enough, she must contend with her marriage to a battle hungry brute of a prince…until she falls for his adopted brother, the orphaned son of a blacksmith. But with a horde of undead gathering to attack Ebonvale, Valoria will have to choose between her personal happiness and the safety of the kingdom. Now the fate of Ebonvale rests in her heart.


Orphan’s Blade is available for pre-order at~ 

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Meet the Author:

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Publishing, Inkspell Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Her latest contract is with HarperImpulse for a set of two contemporary romances releasing spring 2014. When she’s not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Virtual Book Tour: Demon’s Vengeance: The Complete Final Asylum Tales by Jocelynn Drake

Demon's Vengeance is the complete novel that comprises 
Demon’s FuryDemon’s Vow and Inner Demon.

About Demon's Vengeance:

Powerful warlock and tattoo artist Gage has managed to escape the magical Ivory Towers who terrorize the rest of humans and monsters—but at a price. Now he must join forces with his nemesis, Gideon, to stop an entity that is using forbidden Death Magic to commit gruesome murders across the nation. And if that’s not keeping him busy enough, an investigator recruits Gage to help her track a killer … who might be targeting tattoo artists.
When Gage discovers a demon locked away, it offers him access to dark magic in exchange for its freedom—a dangerous opportunity, but one that could save his loved ones. Gage must choose between what is right and what is easy.

Book Information:

Title: Demon’s Vengeance: The Complete Final Asylum Tales
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Format: Kindle

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  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
Meet the Author:

Love comes in many varied forms. There is the love of family, love of country, and love of chocolate. But for Jocelynn Drake, one truly treasured love is the love of a good story. This Midwestern native spends the majority of her time lost in the strong embrace of a good book. When she’s not hammering away at her keyboard, frowning at her monitor, or curled up with a book, she can usually be found cuddling with her cat Demona, walking her dog Max, or flinging curses at the TV while playing a video game. Outside of books, cats, and video games, she is completely enamored of Bruce Wayne, Ezio Auditore, travel, tattoos, explosions, fast cars, and Anthony Bourdain (but only when he’s feeling really cranky).

For More Information Visit Jocelynn Online:

Visit Jocelynn’s website.
Connect with Jocelynn on Facebook and Twitter.
Find out more about Jocelynn at Goodreads.
Visit Jocelynn’s blog.

Follow the Book Tour:

April 14
Book reviewed at Sara’s Organized Chaos
April 15
Book reviewed at Cubicle Blindness
April 16
Book reviewed at I Smell Sheep
Guest blogging at Urban Fantasy Investigations
April 17
Book reviewed at Romance for Every World
April 20
Book reviewed at Reader Girls
April 21
Author interviewed at Guest blogging at Theresa M. Cole
April 22
Book reviewed and Guest blogging at Urban Girl Readers
April 23
Book featured at Booklover Sue
April 24
Book featured at Chosen By You Book Club
April 27
Book reviewed at Cheryl’s Book Nook
April 28
Book featured at Saphyria’s Book Reviews
April 29
Book reviewed at Escape by Fiction
April 30
Book reviewed at Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
May 1
Book reviewed at Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm
May 4
Guest blogging at Romancing the Darkside
May 5
Book reviewed at Booked on a Feeling
May 6
Interviewed at Toot’s Book Reviews
May 7
Book featured at Girls with Books
May 8
May 11
Book reviewed at WTF Are You Reading?
May 12
Book reviewed at Words I Write Crazy
May 14
Book review and Author interviewed at A Little Bit of R N R

#Kindle Book Blitz for Seraphina: The Awakening and Seraphina: Initiation by Sheena Hutchinson

Welcome to the Kindle Book Blitz for Seraphina: The Awakening and Seraphina: Initiation by Sheena Hutchinson.

About the Books in the Series:

Seraphina: The Awakening
The Seraphina Series, Book One
Sheena Hutchinson

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: SL Hutchinson Publishing

Date of Publication: 1/5/14


Number of pages: 224
Word Count: apx 60k

Cover Artist: Andrea Garcia

Book Description:

For as long as she can remember, Seraphina Cross has experienced these visions that made her feel like there was more to life. It wasn’t until one moment, one accident that her life changed forever. She awakens the next day a new person in more ways than one. With no recollection of past night’s events, she’s forced to adapt to certain sensations she is experiencing all while trying to piece together what exactly happened to her that fateful night.

Her strange, hectic life doesn’t seem to make sense until she meets a handsome stranger. Only then does the puzzle finally piece itself together. What she doesn’t expect is the new powers she has developed attracting all kinds of unwanted attention.

Thrown into a world she never truly believed existed she is forced to come to grips with who she is becoming while staying out of trouble long enough to figure out what needs to be done to fulfill her destiny.

Read an Excerpt:

I was 18 the first time it happened. I wake up the next day and remember everything about the dream I had just experienced. It’s as if I live one life during the day and once I close my eyes on this world, I wake up in another. I’ve gotten used to it over the years; my dreams have actually become something of an escape from my mundane life. During the day I’m a normal, everyday receptionist, but at night I become something else, something important. It’s not always images, either. Sometimes my dreams are blank and I’m just experiencing emotions or sensations. Don’t get me wrong -- it can be scary sometimes. I never know if it will be a good dream or a bad one. The good ones tend to make me feel empowered and strong, while the bad ones will have me waking up in a pool of my own sweat screaming or even shaking in fear.
It’s very odd, but lately I seem to be having the same dream. For the past couple months it is as if it’s on a never-ending loop. I’m walking down the busy streets of New York City. I don’t recall how I get there or what it is I’m doing, except for the fact that I’m apparently looking for something. I’m glancing up at the numbers of the stores on Madison Ave as I’m walking along. People are pushing past me because I’m interrupting their hurried pace. I’m trying to get people to help me, but no one has time to stop and answer my question. So I trudge on, alone and lost in a city that I don’t belong in. I’m so frustrated that I’m on the verge of tears when a heavy set man knocks into me on his way past. I trip and fall to the floor. Kneeling on all fours as people continue to push past me like I’m not even there, I eventually climb to my feet as I begin to feel the tears build up behind my eyes. Wiping the filth of the New York City street off my hands and knees, I look up in awe. Standing further down the street with his back to me is a man that sends a shock through me to my very core. I’m staring at his strong, broad back as the sunset on the horizon behind him lights up all his profile features in such a romantic way.
The red in the sun’s setting rays accentuates his chestnut hair and his strong jaw line is more pronounced. His white clothes seem well defined against the pink hue behind him. When he finally turns in my direction, I’m stunned once again when I see the blue of his eyes. It’s unlike any color I’ve ever seen in nature. His eyes meet mine and I see him study me for a minute before he reaches out his hand to me. Unconsciously, I find myself walking towards him. I’m drawn to this handsome stranger for reasons I can’t explain. All around me the streets of NYC, the people, and their faces are a blur as the handsome, angelic creature before me captures my attention. Once I reach his arms, he too blurs before me as I awaken to my own bedroom. The dream feels so bittersweet. The emotions I feel are indescribable, but once I wake I’m left to my own boring existence again.

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Seraphina: Initiation 
The Seraphina Series, Book Two
Sheena Hutchinson 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: SL Hutchinson Publishing
Date of Publication: 10/20/14


Number of pages: 203
Word Count: 60k

Cover Artist: Andy Garcia

Book Description:

Seraphina Cross is unexpectedly thrown into this crazy, spiritual world of Angels versus Demons.

Never did she expect to meet Nate who was just a figment of her imagination until last week. Now she finds herself moving in with him because of her innate responsibility to protect her loved ones from harm.

Finally beginning to feel at home in her new house and with her new relationship. Nate begins training Sera in all that she can do, surprising even himself at times.
Just when she is starting to feel safe and powerful, the Devil finds a new way to attack her at her most vulnerable.

When her dreams are no longer a gift, can Sera control the powers needed to defeat what's coming before Lucifer fulfills his promise to her?

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Something happened. I can feel it, the evil. My senses are overwhelming right now as I dash out of the shop. I don’t care what Sera said; I can’t just let her blow me off like that. I love her. I wish I didn’t, I wish it was someone else. But unfortunately, Sera is all my mind can think about day and night. I’m running down the street in the pouring rain, but I’m determined to figure out what is going on around here. She must care about me! She came to me! I know on some level she has feelings for me, too. Maybe if she can see how much I will go through to protect her, if she can only see what I would do for her, then she will realize she made the wrong choice. I’m getting closer. I can feel it; the evil is all over this place. Well, that’s different – it’s Mr. Green’s Supermarket. I pause before rounding the corner to the entrance, hoping that whatever was here is gone. If having the sight has taught me anything, it is not to be afraid of the unknown. I just hope whatever it is will see me as one of them and cause me no harm. It’s my one hope as I turn around the corner. Correction, it was my one hope. Looking at the sight in front of me, all my hopes and endless dreams have just been washed down the sewer with the rain.
She’s standing there, her arms wrapped around him with her hands on his face kissing him like I’ve always dreamed about. I think I’m in shock because I can’t move. I think maybe I’m a masochist because I continue to stare at them flat out making out like a corny movie right here in the supermarket parking lot. How could she do this to me? Right here? Flaunt her choice right here out in the open for all to see? I feel the anger grow inside of me. This ignites something in me and I feel it spreading its way through my veins and enveloping my entire body. My heart turns cold as stone before I finally turn away and walk back towards my store. She will regret this—she will see she made the wrong choice. I want her to feel like I do right now in this very moment. Yet, there is something inside me that doesn’t want to give up on her. I will still do anything to have her. Anything. I think it’s time to place a call I’ve been avoiding. I think it’s time I have her.

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Meet the Author:

Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, even her writing can’t hide her hard sarcasm. She claims destiny lead her to writing again. She constantly strives to be a positive role model and write stories that empower and inspire. Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after. While God is currently writing her love story she continues to put all her time into her writing as she is constantly getting new inspiration.

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Double Cover Reveal: His New Jam and His Work of Art by Shannyn Schroeder

About His New Jam:

Sydney Peters can’t wait to finally drop the cymbals in marching band and devote time to her true love: drums. With the semester coming to a close, she’s blocking out the cacophony during practice, especially sax serenades from Hunter Reed. But when Hunter offers her a paid gig as a drummer in his band, Sydney quickly changes her tune. The two favor different styles, but they make beautiful music together…in more ways than one.

Hunter is fascinated by Sydney’s distant allure. He might be a ladies’ man on campus, but the sarcastic cymbalist is impervious to his advances. When Hunter sees how passionate Sydney is behind the drums, he orchestrates a plan to find out if she kisses like she plays. What he doesn’t anticipate, however, is falling so hard. But will the repercussions of his past crash down on his chance at something real?

His New Jam is available for pre-order at Apple, Amazon, B&N, Kobo and Google Play

About His Work of Art:

Reese Carter is definitely not your average college girl. She’d prefer to spend Saturday nights playing Hero’s Crusade than attending a wild frat party on campus. When she bands together with Adam, fellow comic enthusiast and illustrator, it appears that Reese has formed a dream team sure to propel her writing into the comic hall of fame. Adam Hayes has never met a girl like Reese. She’s sassy, smart, and loves talking comics, although he can’t see why she’d choose DC over Marvel. He’s thrilled to finally put his artistic chops to use in their upcoming comic project. But. this relationship is strictly professional. Or so he tells himself. When the two combine forces, they churn out magic in more ways than they had planned; they never expected to develop a steamy romantic sub-plot of their own…

His Work of Art is available for pre-order at Apple, Amazon, B&N, Kobo and Google Play

Meet the Author:

Shannyn is a former English teacher, who now works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids.

Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood.

After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?”

So she did.

That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to where she is today—agented with a debut ebook coming out with Kensington in late 2012.

She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world.

Shannyn is represented by Frances Black and Jennifer Mishler of Literary Counsel.

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Happy Release Day: Wild Heat by Lucy Monroe

Welcome to the release day blitz for ~

Wild Heat

by Lucy Monroe

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sometimes old flames are the hottest of all . . .

About Wild Heat:

In the quaint little town of Cailkirn, Alaska, it’s impossible to keep a secret, especially one as juicy as the unexpected return of Kitty Grant. Tack MacKinnon remembers her wild red curls and even wilder spirit—and still feels the sting from when she shattered his heart in college. But there’s a pain in Kitty’s gorgeous eyes that guts him to the core and Tack is determined to do whatever it takes to see the woman he still loves smile again—even if it means taking on her demons as his own.

After fleeing an abusive ex-husband, Kitty decides that the best way to heal her broken heart is to come back home. But she gets a whole new shock when she sees how undeniably sexy Tack has become. More handsome, more muscular, more charming—more everything—he’s impossible to resist. Before she knows it, they’re reigniting sparks that could set the whole state of Alaska on fire. Yet trust doesn’t come easy to Kitty anymore, and as things heat up between her and Tack, she can’t help but wonder if one of them is going to get burned . . .

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Meet the Author:

With more than 7 million copies of her books in print worldwide, award winning and USA Today bestseller Lucy Monroe has published over 60 books and had her stories translated for sale all over the world. While she writes multiple subgenres of romance, all of her books are sexy, deeply emotional and adhere to the concept that love will conquer all. A passionate devotee of romance, she adores sharing her love for the genre with her readers.

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