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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tour Kick Off - The Space in Between by Brittainy Cherry

New Adult Contemporary
Date Published: 9/17/2013

She’s scarred by her past.
ANDREA EVANS is traumatized and guilt-ridden by the death of her fiancée. Tired of the gossiping small town, she travels to New York City to pursue her dream of dance. When her dreams don’t instantly come to fruition, she ends up working at a strip club with her best friend.
He’s uncertain of his future.
COOPER DAVIDSON is a famous photographer and reality television star trying to flee from his own life filled with paparazzi, mental health clinics, and a cheating wife who is pregnant.
When Andrea and Cooper’s paths cross, they realize how damaged and in need of escapism they both are. The two create an arrangement to explore the space in between chaos and order with one another. The rules are simple—no emotional connections, no talking about the past, no speaking of the future, and when one finds order, the other walks away.
All is well until Cooper falls in love with Andrea. Will Andrea open up and let someone else into her closed off heart? Can Cooper stop the tabloids and his crazed wife from exposing his past and painting Andrea as a prostitute to the world before her life spirals back down to the land of chaos?



Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her loved ones and loves a great romance. The Space In Between is her debut novel and she looks forward to the world being able to read it!  Other hobbies that she loves to take part in are writing screenplays, acting, and dancing—poorly of course. 

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September 1 -  Books, Coffee, and Wine - Review/Interview
September 2 - Moosubi Reviews - Review
September 3 - Olivia Linden - Review/Interview
September 4 - Cruising Susan Reviews - Review
September 5 - The Adventures Within - Review/Interview
September 6 - My Cozie Corner - Review
September 7 - Shawna's Survery - Review/Guest Post
September 8 - Once Upon a YA Book - Review/Guest Post
September 9 - Jersey Girls Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post
September 10 - Up All Night Reviews - Review/Guest Post
September 11 - Beth Art From the Heart - Review
September 12 - Bookish Randomess - Review
September 13 - A Bibliophile's Thoughts - Review
September 14 - We All Make Mistakes in Books - Review
September 15 - Pink Fluffy Hearts - Review
September 16 - Reviews of a Book Maniac - Review
September 17 - Zili in the Sky - Review
September 18 - Books and Bindings - Review/Interview
September 19 - 2 Chicks and a Blog - Review
September 20 - Book Nerd - Review
September 21 - Cindy's Love of Books - Review/Guest Post
September 22 - Bookishly Devoted - Review
September 23 - Deb Deb Reviews - Review
September 24 - The World As I See It - Review
September 25 - Bianca2B - Review
September 26 - Faerie Tale Books - Review
September 27 -  RABT Reviews - Review Wrap Up


Tour Kick Off - A Crazy Homecoming by Cate Baylor



Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 8/1/2013

Getting fired over a workplace meltdown was bad enough, but getting dumped at the exact same time by her boyfriend-slash-boss was the ultimate humiliation. With no real friends in L.A. and perennially absent parents, Daphne Simms has no one to turn to. To heal her heart, she runs to the only true home she’s ever known—her grandmother’s rural Texas ranch, called Crazy. She knows ranch folks will be a far cry from those she's known in L.A., but she certainly doesn’t expect to be greeted by a cranky cowboy shoving a shotgun in her face.

Mick Williams has lived and worked on Crazy for twenty years. Though he’s utterly devoted to Daphne’s grandmother, he’ll be damned if he’s gonna let a city slicker like Daphne sashay in and disrupt his nice, quiet life. When the future of Crazy is threatened, Mick and Daphne must join forces to keep the ranch afloat, but the heat of their attraction makes working together more complicated than either of them imagines. 


When their physical and emotional connection deepens, Mick tries to turn away from the woman he’s convinced he doesn’t deserve, so Daphne has to pull out all the stops to convince him that the heart of Crazy is big enough for the both of them.





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Cate Baylor has been a technical communicator for over fifteen years. When she's not writing, she suffers from hobby addiction, which includes (but is not limited to!) reading, jewelry making, crochet, knitting, scrapbooking, cross stitching, and home DIY. She lives in Houston with her geeky husband, three neurotic cats, and precocious Yellow Lab named Tex. She comes from a long line of Texan farmers who are likely rolling over in their graves knowing she’d much rather stay blissfully air-conditioned than suffer outside in the Texas heat. She's a die-hard Texans fan but hasn't decided whether she's willing to embrace the Astros as an American League team.


Connect with Cate on her web site or her Facebook page. You’ll also find her author profile on Goodreads and LibraryThing.




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September 2 - Free EBooks - Interview/PROMO
September 3 - Reading Past My Bedtime - Review/Guest Post
September 4 - Texas Book Nook - PROMO
September 5 - Snarky Mom Reads - Review
September 5 - Rusty's Reading - Guest Post/PROMO
September 6 - Hooked in a Book - Review
September 9 - Queen of All She Reads - Review/Guest Post
September 10 - My Reading Addiction - PROMO
September 11 - Books, Books , the Magical Fruit - Guest Post/PROMO
September 12 - Ali's Books - Review
September 13 - Perusing Princess - Interview/PROMO
September 14 - Alway's Jo Art - Guest Post/PROMO
September 16 - Up All Night Reviews - Guest Post/PROMO
September 17 - Sleepless Nights Romance Reviews - Review
September 19 - Book Suburbia - PROMO
September 19 - Read Your Writes - Guest Post/PROMO
September 20 - Busy Mom Book Reviews - Review/Interview
September 21 - The World As I See It - Review
September 23 - Faerie Tale Books - Review
September 24 - Overstuffed Princess - Review/Interview
September 25 - Paulette's Papers - Review
September 26 - Dalene's Book Reviews - Interview/PROMO
September 27 - RABT Reviews - Review

Friday, August 30, 2013

PROMO Blitz: Second Chances by Jo Briggs


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By Jo Briggs
Contemporary Romance
Date to be Published: June 2013

Layla Keyes is back in England.  Much has changed in the five years since she moved to New York to pursue a modeling career - On the outside she appears independent, self-assured and enjoying running her own successful fashion label.

On the inside she is determined to take back what she lost five years ago when misunderstandings allowed a jealous third party to manipulate and interfere in destroying her relationship with Evan Carter.

Evan Carter has spent all that time pretending to not be affected by the loss of Layla from his life.

A twist of fate brings the two back together as they are forced to share a few days alone.

Can their love be rekindled despite the secrets they still have to confess to each other?



EXCERPT

Once satisfied that all her belongings were safely in the boot of her car, Layla slammed the heavy, oak front door closed behind her, fully aware that she was also closing the lid on her relationship with Evan Carter.

She gulped down the rising sensation of guilt she felt at taking the coward’s way out by leaving when the man was still on a business trip. While sharing Evan’s sense of emptiness, Layla was unable to express it in words, but she did know that she could no longer deal with the look of pain on his face when he tried to talk about what happened. Whenever she attempted it, her throat seized up and no sound came out, only an endless stream of tears, which seemed to frustrate him even more.

Layla had not been especially close to her parents, but the abruptness of their death, followed by the traumatic horse-riding accident that resulted in the loss of her baby, had placed an irreparable strain on her two-year relationship with Evan.

Settling into the 4x4, she plugged her phone into the hands-free system and set off for Surrey, where her BFF, Keely lived. She was the only person who knew of Layla’s plan to leave Yorkshire and head to New York. Activating the voice-dial on her phone, which connected to her friend’s home number, she heard a familiar voice come over the speaker. “Hello?”

“Hey, it’s me,” said Layla, unable to conceal her subdued mood. It was becoming more than a regular occurrence and she was fed up of feeling that way. She just hoped a change of scenery would lift her out of her despair.

“Are you on your way?” Keely asked, her voice sounding tight and restrained. 

“Yes,” said Layla, suspecting her friend of holding back on what she truly wanted to say.

“Are you really sure you want to do this?” 

Layla sighed. Keely had been trying to persuade her to stay and work through her problems with Evan ever since she’d revealed her plans to leave. Layla recognised it was going to be hard, but she could see no other solution. The stabbing pain from the healing wound, caused by the accident, and the ache of her breaking heart had merged into one. 

Jo Briggs

As well as writing, Jo also enjoys reading; her favourite classics include Pride & Prejudice, Persuasion and Jane Eyre having studied English Literature before moving onto Art and Graphic Design. Current genre of choice on her iPad are dark, angsty steamy romances. Particular favourites at the moment are by S.C Stephens, Abbi Glines, R K Lilley, Sylvia Day and Jodi Ellen Malpas. Jo is also a regular visitor to eBook readers anonymous to keep her addiction under control.

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PROMO Blitz - John Smith by Roland Hughes



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By Roland Hughes

Dystopian / Sy Fy
Date Published: 5/3/2013

What if the Mayans got the start of the end correct because they had survived it once before? What if our written history was just as accurate as the old tale about three blind men describing an elephant? What if classic science fiction writing and television shows each got a piece of it correct, would you know which ones? If your eyes can only see a tiny portion of a collage do you know it is a collage?

Fans of Babylon 5, Star Trek TNG, Battle Star Galactica (the new one) and classic science fiction writing will enjoy the bountiful Easter Egg hunt contained within. When you were a child you learned to connect paper clips or thread beads together to make a necklace. Sit back and watch the beads you’ve had all your life form the picture you could not see. Consider for one second the possibility of the story, then hang onto your mind with both hands while you take the ride.

Roland Hughes

Author Bio:

Roland Hughes is the president of Logikal Solutions, a business applications consulting firm specializing in VMS platforms. Hughes serves as a lead consultant with over two decades of experience using computers and operating systems originally created by Digital Equipment Corporation (now owned by Hewlett-Packard).

With a degree in Computer Information Systems, the author's experience is focused on OpenVMS systems across a variety of diverse industries including heavy equipment manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, stock exchanges, tax accounting, and hardware value-added resellers, to name a few. Working throughout these industries has strengthened the author's unique skill set and given him a broad perspective on the role and value of OpenVMS in industry.

Mr. Hughes' technical skill sets include the following tools that enable him to master and improve OpenVMS applications: DEC/VAXC, DEC/VAX C++, DEC BASIC, DCL, ACMS, MQ Series, DEC COBOL, RDB, POWERHOUSE, SQL, CMS/MMS, Oracle 8i, FORTRAN, FMS, and Java, among others. Being fluent in so many technical languages enables Hughes to share his knowledge more easily with other programmers. 


To read Roland's non-fiction books, please visit www.TheMinimumYouNeedtoKnow.com

To read Roland's blog, please visit logikalblog.com


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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - The Colors of Friendship by K.R. Raye




Contemporary / New Adult
Date Published: 8/13/2013

True friendship endures all obstacles...right?

Naïve, romantic Melody Wilkins aims to find true love at college just like her parents. But will she sacrifice her soul to obtain it? 


No-nonsense Imani Jordan strives for good grades and a chemical engineering degree. When a friendship offers more, will she follow her head or her heart? 

Lance Dunn is only serious about two things: football and protecting his girls, Melody and Imani. When a threat enters their lives and tests their friendship, can he stop it before it kills them? 

After the torrents of jealousy, sex, and abuse subside, will their friendship survive...The Colors of Friendship?





#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?  Yes, maybe not always a high-paying one, but it’s fun and I’m serious about writing.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?  The marketing and promoting are actually harder and more time-intensive than the writing process.  If I had to choose something about the writing process, it’s always finding or making the time to write, but you have to make it a priority if you’re serious.  

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?  It takes a village, so there were many people who read, edited, inspired, and supported me through the writing and marketing process.  

#4 – What is next for your writing?  We’re publishing Books Two and Three in The Colors Trilogy in November 2013 and March 2014.  I’m also working on a YA sci-fi trilogy for my boys.  

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?  Yes, I love to read and I’m currently reading Love in a Carry-On Bag, which is an award-winning novel by Sadeqa Johnson.   

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:  The Colors of Friendship is about 3 college friends & what it takes to screw up a friendship!

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? Mp3, they’re non-proprietary and play on everything

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?  Vanilla, although I used to love twists.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?  Do sweet potato fries count?

#4 – Comedy or Drama?  Dramedy!

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?  Danielle Steel

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?  Reality’s actually crazier than almost anything people can make up.

#7 – Call or Text?  Text, I worked on the phones in a past career and I still shy away from the phones sometimes.

#8 – Public School or Home School?  Public, the kids need to get out of the house and interact with others.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?  Hot Chocolate

#10 – eBook or Paperback?  Paperback, I still love the feel and smell of a real book.





K. R. Raye lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons. Throughout her diverse career working as a mechanical engineer, adjunct professor, and in sales, she continues to weave her love of marketing, computer information systems, and operations together with her passion for writing.






August 30 - Rose & Beps - PROMO
August 31 - Please, Another Book - Review
September 2 - Olivia Evans Books - Review/Interview
September 2 - Inside BJ's Head - PROMO
September 3 - My Reading Addiction - Review
September 4 -Books, Books, the Magical Fruit - PROMO/Interview
September 5 - Alway's Jo Art - PROMO
September 6 - Book Suburbia - PROMO
September 9 - Texas Book Nook - Review
September 10 - A Life Through Books - Review
September 11 - Faerie Tale Books - Review
September 12 - Dalen's Book Reviews - Interview/PROMO
September 13 - Perusing Princess - PROMO
September 13 - RABT Reviews - Review



Cover Reveal: Forever in Bloom by Jennifer Domenico


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Jennifer Domenico  
Contemporary Romance
Date to be Published: 9/16/2013
Synopsis: 

A love strong enough to survive even the toughest challenge…or is it?

From the moment he told her, Ava never doubted Enzo’s love for her. How could she? He spent every day of his life making sure she felt it. Through every trial, the couple has only come out stronger for it. She was confident that no matter what challenge life had in store, she and Enzo’s love would endure.

Just as Ava’s dreams for the future fall into place something happens that she never imagined. Still, she knows with Enzo by her side, happiness is always just around the corner. What Ava doesn’t know is a threat she thought was long gone is back and will stop at nothing to take everything that is precious  away from her.

A love, even as strong as theirs, can only be tested so much before it breaks. Can Enzo and Ava’s love survive their toughest challenge yet? Will Enzo’s love be enough to keep Ava safe or is she better off away from the only man she’s ever loved? Will they ever get the happily ever after they deserve?


Book three is the final installment of the Sunflower Trilogy.


EXCERPT

I close my eyes and try to calm my rattled nerves. I can’t believe the fucking nerve of this woman. I know I have to talk to Enzo and find out what he knows about this. I can’t imagine that he saw her and would keep that from me.

I dial his cell phone but my hands are shaky. I wait patiently for him to answer, knowing he had meetings at Girasole that morning, and wondering just what I’m going to say if he tells me he saw her.

“Ciao, amore,” Enzo answers, cheerfully.

“Enzo, Anna called me.” I don’t waste any time on pleasantries.

“What?!”

“Anna fucking called me and said she’s already been in contact with you. Tell me she’s lying.” 

His sudden silence makes my heart sink. “Are you keeping secrets from me, Enzo?” I ask in utter disbelief.

“We need to talk about this when we both get home.”

“You saw her? You fucking saw her and didn’t tell me?!” I yell into the phone.

“Calm down, Ava.”

“Calm down?! Why the fuck haven’t I heard about it until now. Do you know how fucking humiliating this is to me to hear it from her?”

“Ava, stop swearing at me.”

“Don’t fucking tell me what to do!”

Enzo takes a deep breath. “Ava, this is something I wanted to discuss with you but I was waiting for the right time. I refuse to do this over the phone.”

“I can’t even begin to imagine how you’re going to explain this to me. She’s not even supposed to be anywhere near us. Why haven’t you had her arrested yet?”

“I said we’ll discuss it in person.”

“Well then you better stop whatever you are doing right now and meet me at the house.”

I slam down the phone, the only time I’ve ever hung up on my husband. My blood is fucking boiling right now. I know in my heart that I am not going to like what I hear. Suddenly his secretive behavior is starting to make a lot more sense.


 Jennifer Domenico

Author Bio

Jennifer Domenico is the author of The Sunflower Trilogy: Turn Towards the Sun, Turn Towards the Sun: After the Rain, and Turn Towards the Sun: Forever in Bloom. She is also the author of Have my Heart- A Novella, and Beautifully Twisted.
When not writing her next novel, she spends her time devouring the words of other great authors, watching home improvement shows or talent competitions, and sleeping whenever possible. 
She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her very Italian husband who provides her with endless material for her next Italian stallion character. She loves connecting with readers so stop by and say hello to her.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Love Waltzes In by Alana Albertson



Contemporary Romance
Date Published: July 15, 2013

GET READY WHEN LOVE WALTZES IN!

To her millions of fans, ballroom champion Selena Marcil seems to have the perfect life: a great dance partner, a hit reality show, and celebrity perks. But underneath the glamorous ball gowns, Selena longs to find someone to share her life with when the stage lights dim.

Selena’s childhood sweetheart, Bret Lord, hung up his dance shoes after winning two national titles with her as a teenager, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He never saw his former fiancée again, except on television and on the cover of men’s magazines. Ten years and three deployments later, Bret gets an offer to audition for Selena’s dance show. When the Marine Corps gives him temporary leave to appear on the series, Bret can’t refuse the quick cash that will enable him to provide financially for the widow of his buddy, even if it does mean coming face to face with his past.

When Bret shows up at her national championship, Selena is shocked. For years she searched for him to no avail. After spending time with Bret, Selena realizes despite their past romance, they have no future. He has no desire to live under a spotlight and she has no desire to leave it. Can Selena and Bret recognize when Love Waltzes In?



#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Absolutely! I love to write – there are so many books in my head, just not enough time in the day. I want to also dip my toes into other genres, YA, cozy mysteries, women’s fiction. I also want to write non fiction- memoir about my dog rescue, and my standardized testing books (boring!).

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

Definitely revision. I suffer from CED (compulsive editing disorder). I can’t stop editing my book. It is so hard for me to move on because I want it to be perfect.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

My editor, Deborah Halverson – the lady behind DearEditor.com. She is brilliant and taught me how to write. When I first sent her my book, she did a heavy line edit of the first five pages and opened me up to a whole new world of writing. I couldn’t write my way out of a box without her.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

Well, I’m putting the final touches on the Dancing under the Stars trilogy – the next two books – Waltz on the Wild Side and Waltz like a Man should be released in November. I will also release a Holiday novella in the series. Then I will write a few more books in the series and also finish my YA paranormal book, The Picture of Dulce Garcia – which is a modern day retelling of my all time favorite book, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

I just picked up The Haunting Of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James. It just won the RITA from RWA. 

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:

Dancing with the Stars meets The Notebook. 

This or That?

#1 - iPad or Mp3? 

IPad 

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?

Mexican Vanilla

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

#4 – Comedy or Drama?

Drama

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?

Danielle Steel – she always writes about my hometown, Marin, and she has an apartment in Paris.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?

Fantasy books/reality television.

#7 – Call or Text?

Text me please. My four month old is sleeping.

#8 – Public School or Home School?

Tough one – I have my masters in Education. Home School.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?

COFFEE – preferably a single non fat salted caramel latte from Lofty Coffee in Encinitas, CA.

#10 – eBook or Paperback?

Both! Ebook at night in bed, paperback relaxing with a glass of lemonade by the pool.



Alana Albertson is the former President of both Romance Writers of Americas’s Young Adult and  Chick Lit chapters and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions & test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing,  dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through  Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

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August  30 - Dee's Book Blog - Review
September 2 - Sam's Book Basket - Review/Interview
September 3 - MissConstued - Review/Interview
September 4 -   Rose & Beps - Review/Guest Post
September 6 - Reviews of a Book Maniac - Review
September 9 - Cruising Susan Reviews - Review
September 10 - Texas Book Nook - Review
September 13 - Kimberly Faye Reads - Review
September 16 - A Life Through Books - Review
September 17 - Literary Lust - Review
September 18 - Busy Mom Book Reviews - Review
September 20 - Pure Jonel - Review
September 21 - Queen of All She Reads - Review/Guest Post
September 22 - Faerie Tale Books - Review
September 24 - The World As I See It - Review 
September 26 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post


September 27 - RABT Reviews - Review