Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Release Blitz: Hometown Heroes - Hotter Ever After #giveaway

Hometown Heroes - Hotter Ever After
Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 9/30/14

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Available for a limited time at a discount of $1.99. All proceeds from this bundle benefit the Pets for Vets charity. The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who can benefit from a companion animal.

They’re all hometown heroes, guys from small towns who’ve made a name for themselves, big or small, who’ve withstood the odds and risen to the challenge, who are heroes in their own right.

Presenting a contemporary romance bundle of 16 novels with happily ever after endings, including previously published readers' favorites and brand-new material by USA Today Bestselling Authors: Melissa Schroeder, Lucy Monroe, and Nancy Warren
NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Sabrina York. Along with bestselling and award-winning authors Allie K. Adams, Destiny Blaine, Cathryn Cade, Jami Davenport, Kate Davies, Taryn Elliott &Cari Quinn, Rachel Grant, Sandy James, Adrianne Lee, Hildie McQueen, Katy Regnery, Sandy Sullivan.

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A LITTLE HARMLESS SEX (Harmless, Book 1) by USA Today bestselling author Melissa Schroeder--When Anna falls for her best friend Max, it might be true love, or the biggest mistake of her life.

CHANGE THE GAME by USA Today bestselling author Lucy Monroe--Alex is looking for revenge.  Isabel is looking for a relationship without those pesky things called emotions.  Neither will get what they're looking for, but a whole lot more!

WILD RIDE (Changing Gears, Book 1) by USA Today bestselling author Nancy Warren--Trouble is piling up in the small town of Swiftcurrent, Oregon with hints of a treasure missing since WWII, a motorcycle riding bad boy history prof, a sexy librarian and a murder. It all adds up to a very Wild Ride.

HEARTBREAK ON A STICK by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Sabrina York--When the man who broke her heart ten years ago suddenly returns to town—a hot shot movie star—Gina Fox is determined to avoid him. But for some reason, Jason Sherwood is pursuing her again. It is all she can do to resist his seductive wiles. But she must. Sexy Jason always has been heartbreak on a stick.

MADRONA SUNSET (Madrona Island) by bestselling author Jami Davenport--Meet a wounded warrior suffering from paralyzing guilt and a woman pining for her dead husband--both damaged souls craving comfort for a moment or a lifetime.

BRACE FOR IMPACT by bestselling author Allie K. Adams--Bush pilot Reid Cavanaugh’s life is turned upside down when he takes a fare that ends up driving his plane into the ground and him into the danger surrounding her. When he discovers that she’s a doctor—the only profession he hates more than lawyers—he knows better than to trust anything that falls from her sexy lips.

HONORABLE SACRIFICE by bestselling author Destiny Blaine--Hired to protect an affluent family with embarrassing secrets, Audra McAllister doesn’t believe in love until she reconnects with a small-town hero willing to risk everything to win Audra’s heart.

SHE'S WORTH IT ALL (Club 3, Book 4) by bestselling author Cathryn Cade--Mase Barnett is a hometown hero with a secret. Natalie Cusco has a broken heart only a strong man can heal. Will this wounded hero risk everything to show her she's worth it all?

DECEIVING DANTE by award-winning author Kate Davies--A stolen car on her front lawn. A sexy cop - looking to arrest her favorite student. A principal ready to fire her. Could Ellie's Monday get any worse?

ROCK, RATTLE AND ROLL (Lost in Oblivion, Book 1.5) by USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn and bestselling author Taryn Elliott--A beachfront cottage, hours of alone time, and plenty of skin-on-skin action is just what the rock star and his new wife ordered. Until the future comes much quicker than they expected, threatening to crumble not only their perfect honeymoon but also their brand new marriage.

GRAVE DANGER by Golden Heart finalist Rachel Grant--An archaeologist digs up a murder victim in a Northwest archaeological site and must help the hunky local police chief solve the crime before she becomes the next victim.

TURNING THIRTY-TWELVE by award-winning author Sandy James--Jackie Delgado didn't want a new man in her life until a dreaded blind date with police detective Mark Brennan turns out to be more exciting than she'd ever imagined.

HIS ONLY DESIRE by Adrianne Lee-- Nick Rossetti married the wrong twin sister. Will the right one ever forgive him?  Not if her stalker has his way.

EVEN HEROES CRY by Hildie McQueen--War widow Tesha Washington slowly draws Adam Ford out of the shell that used to be a man, and learns there really is such a thing as starting over.

THE VIXEN & THE VET by bestselling author Katy Regnery--In a Beauty & the Beast reboot, an ambitious reporter tracks down a wounded war vet for a scoop and ends up falling in love with him instead.

TROUBLE WITH A COWBOY by Sandy Sullivan--Can some slashed tires and an ornery bull bring two hard-headed people together for some fun in the sun...and a little more?

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Eternal Mixture by @shevaundelucia1

Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Date Published: 11/1/2013

If you had the chance to start your life over, would you take it? If you were told you would live for eternity, would you embrace it? If a stranger told you he was your soul mate, would you believe it?

Raina Richmond has played it safe her entire life. She has never broken the rules. That is, until Brent Alexander walked straight into her life, causing havoc. Turning her world upside down.

Brent is the new kid in town. He is every girl’s fantasy: adorable, charming, chiseled, and the typical boy Raina usually steers clear of. But there is just something about him she can’t seem to resist. Safe is no longer an option for her. For him, she breaks all the rules.

What she doesn’t realize is that he holds the key to her past, present, and future. Once he reveals the reasons behind their irrevocable connection, she will unlock the answers to all of her questions, and her life as she knows it will never be the same again.

Shevaun DeLucia

 Shevaun DeLucia lives in upstate New York with her husband, four children, and two dogs. As a stay-at-home mom while her children were young, she fell in love with reading. She indulged in the small moments that took her away from the reality of her loud, overly rambunctious household, bringing her into a world of fantasy. When reading wasn’t enough to satisfy her, she turned to writing, determined to create the perfect ending of her own.

Twitter: @shevaundelucia1

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Tour Kick Off: The Sanctum by @madhuriblaylock #giveaway

(The Sanctum Trilogy, Book II)

Date Published: May 15, 2014

In THE GIRL, Madhuri Blaylock introduced readers to the world of The Sanctum, one corrupted by greed and savagery and hellbent on achieving a single goal: destroying the prophesied hybrid. When one of its most celebrated warriors questioned his allegiances, age-old secrets were unveiled and violence erupted. The journey becomes more perilous and intense as the trilogy surges forward with THE BOY.

Can you cross the plains of death, collect every piece of your soul and make it back to the land of the living?

And if you complete the journey, will your loved ones welcome your return?

The Ramyan have been answering such questions since the creation of The Sanctum. A mysterious sect of Magicals, haunting the blank spaces of time and memory, they serve no one but themselves and their higher purpose. They exist on a plane removed from earthly matters, shifting easily between the living and the dead, moving in time to the beat of their own drummer.

At least they did.

Dev and Wyatt change all of that when the prophesied hybrid lands on the steps of Rinshun Palace, seeking help for the wounded Class A Warrior. That decision alters lives and sets old agendas back on course. But at what cost to Dev and Wyatt? And does that really even matter?

Madhuri is a Jersey City Heights girl via Snellville, Georgia, who writes paranormal fiction and is slightly infatuated with tattoos, four-inch heels, ice cream, Matt Damon, scotch, Doc Martens, Laini Taylor, photo booths and dancing like a fool.
She's currently working on The Sanctum trilogy and hopes one day soon, everyone is walking around with copies of The Girl and The Boy in their pocket or on their Kindle.
She wants to get a goat and a burro, but since she lives in the city, will settle for some chickens.
To learn more about her, you can follow her blog at madhuriblaylock.wordpress.com, follow her on Twitter at @madhuriblaylock or like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thesanctumtrilogy.

She's totally chatty so drop her a line any time.

Twitter: @madhuriblaylock

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Cover Reveal: Blood Phoenix: Calimed by @AlishaCostanzo #giveaway #excerpt

Blood Phoenix: Claimed by Alisha Costanzo
Urban Fantasy
Date Published: October 17, 2014

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Who knew immortality would be such a bitch.

Boot Camp for Vamps has a new prisoner, and Ria is testing her new world of rules and regulations, fighting her oldest nemesis—conformity. Her key battle is keeping her individuality and hiding her phoenix powers.

With an uptight mentor, an estranged werewolf, and an unlikely band of humans on her side, Ria must first survive her trials, designed to break her by a queen hell bent on making her suffer...let the nightmare begin.


Leaned over the sink, I tried to unravel the knot in my chest. I have changed…

I shook my head to dislodge the thought. Ari stood in the doorway, hip cocked, arms folded across her chest and purple hair pushed out of her face.

“You’re not even going to try to explain? Argue that you’re not different?” Her voice cracked on the last word.

Leaning my hip against the counter, I mimicked her stance, more to keep myself together than anything. “I’m not one of them. Not completely. I’m fighting to keep my humanity.” A small flicker of her normal, wicked self passed behind her eyes. “At least I’m surrounded by good looking men…”

She snorted and her body relaxed. “True that. Still some, eh…” She raised her hand and gave me a so-so sign. “But the queen keeps some high quality meat here.”

I gave into her signature banter with a roll of the eyes. “So, what do you want to know?”

“What did it…” She cleared her throat. “Was it as painful as they show in the movies?”

“Yes and no. It felt like someone boiled me from the inside out.” A simplified version, but Ari didn’t need to know how long it took.

Ari grimaced and looked down. “What does dying feel like?” Her body tensed and relaxed, shifting in the door way with discomfort.

“Peaceful, I guess. It doesn’t really feel like much of anything.” Death had been calm, a perfect moment after the pain of the transition. Living hurt.

“What does blood taste like? I mean, is it good? To you?” She fiddled with the belt loops on her jeans with her fingers.

“Do you honestly want to know?” If I hadn’t already known, I didn’t think I’d want to.

“Yeah. If my best friend is going to be a vamp, I need to know.” Ari looked up at me again with her defiant look. She hoped I’d call it disgusting.

“Each person tastes different. And yes, it’s good. I don’t think I could stand it otherwise.”

“Yeah, I guess you don’t want to suck on a rusty nail, huh?”

Laughing, I said, “No. I’ll take the MSG every time.”

About the Author

Alisha Costanzo is from a Syracuse suburb. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she currently teaches English. LOVING RED, a Broken World novel, is undergoing serious edits for its 2015 release. And novelette, "Maiden of the Underworld," will be released in anthology, DISTORTED in 2014. In the meantime, she will continue to corrupt young minds, rant about the government, and daydream about her all around nasty creatures.

Author Links

Twitter: @AlishaCostanzo


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Black Hole Bounty by @Sienna_Bronwyn #giveaway

Sci-Fi Romance
Date Published: August 19, 2014
Destiny is written in the stars? Maybe, but when you’re in a black hole you make your own damn destiny.

It’s not every day you get abducted by an alien general, but then, Jerusa Whichab isn’t having an average day. Earth is fading from view and she’s got a decision to make—cooperate with her despotic, yet unnervingly attractive captor or receive an injection of goo. General Toyeb can’t be trusted, and his body-healing, mind-blowing Theta waves leave her panting for more. But what choice does she have if she’s to stay alive?   

None, if enemy bounty hunter Berwyck dal Korth has his way. Intent on capturing Jerusa, he performs a binding ritual to ensure she cannot escape him—a ritual with unforeseen side effects for both of them. Forced into hostile proximity, Berwyck and Jerusa battle to subdue their rising attraction, but will they conquer their desire—or succumb?

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Most definitely! It took me a while to find my true vocation but now that I have, I cannot fathom going back to my office job. I write full-time, from 9 to 5, and sometimes, when the story won’t let me go, I might not get to bed until the small hours of the morning. It’s my passion and my career, trumped only by being mother to two wonderful girls and wife to the most patient, understanding man I know. 

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

Without a doubt, with Black Hole Bounty it was turning off my desk top at a sensible hour. My characters were impatient to appear on the page. They had conversations in my head and nagged at me to write them when I was cooking, picking up the kids from school or trying to disconnect and watch a film with my husband. Eventually I gave up attempting to ignore their voices and wrote my first 90K word draft in 8 days. My fingers ached and my wrists hurt like hell every morning and that, I think, was the hardest part of my writing process.   

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

My first two novels were contemporary stories under my pen name, Elise Alden (www.elisealden.com). For those books, several people were instrumental. By the time I wrote Black Hole Bounty, I was feeling more confident about telling my stories and just went for it. I knew I’d have to self-edit, re-draft, re-write and put in hours of work, but I’d done it twice before and wasn’t daunted by the task. I found the Science Fiction Romance Brigade https://www.facebook.com/groups/130939813657941/ to be great help whenever I had questions about the genre.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

I’m currently working on Book Two in the Black Hole Bounty trilogy, Supernova Secret, and outlining another science fiction romance to follow. As a new author, I’m learning how to balance my time and the different genres I write in. That means taking turns between writing a speculative romance such those in the Black Hole Bounty trilogy with another new adult or contemporary under my pen name Elise Alden.

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

Since I was a little girl I have been absolutely, 100% addicted to reading. If anybody were to ask me what I miss most from my pre-writerly life it would be not having enough time to read like I used to. I have a TBR pile as high as Orion, but between writing my own novels and reading others, I always choose to write. However, I just returned from holiday, where I enjoyed Nebula Nights on my Kindle, a bundle of 11 science fiction romance books by authors like Lynn Brittan, Cynthia Pomranz, Veronica Scott, Cathryn Cade, and loads of other authors I love.  Bliss!

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Destiny is written in the stars? Maybe, but Jerusa Whichab’s been abducted through a black hole and she’ll make her own damn destiny!

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? I was just given an iPd but am too lazy to put any music on it.

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla, every time. Homemade, made with double cream infused with vanilla scraped straight from the pod.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Can’t imagine life without taking out my frustrations on ‘taters. Add butter, cream, herbs, a hint of mature cheddar…yum! (Are you trying to derail my diet?)

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Love them both.

#5 – iPhone or Droid? Meh…as long as it works I don’t care.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Again, I like both, and it depends on my mood. I can get lost in a fantastical world or a scenario full of gritty realism.  

#7 – Call or Text? Call! I’d rather speak to people than send a text.

#8 – Summer or Winter? Hmmm, the seasons that speak to me are spring and autumn, with the latter being my favourite time of year.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Splash a dram of whisky in there and I’ll drink it.

#10 – eBook or Paperback?  I love reading and I don’t care if it’s on a papyrus, the wall or a hand held electronic device. But for ease and travel, I prefer my Kindle e-books, and for admiring beautiful covers and spines on my book shelves, smelling ink and tree bark, paperbacks give me that extra thrill. 

I grew up in tropical Panama, where the confluence of sea, sand, and too much coconut water converged to inspire me with wander lust. I’ve lived on three different continents and done a few things I hope my children never find out about—or my mother for that matter! I am now settled in the congealed climes of northern Britain, where cold nights, dark skies and a perfect view of the stars have inspired my imagination to wander farther than ever before. Space fascinates me, and I love thinking up different planets and creating characters who don’t meet the traditional view of heroes or heroines, people who have to overcome their prejudices or battle the odds to find their happy every after—with a few sexy surprises thrown in!    
Twitter: @Sienna_Bronwyn

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What if the hiding spot you escape to becomes more dangerous than the place you ran from? Aurina Patrick is an ambitious young woman, whose only mistake was letting someone get too close. The day she is brought into the police department for questioning, her life changes forever. When Aurina discovers that someone she trusts has involved her in a series of murder investigations, her sister Ryanne joins her in a search for the truth. As the situation unravels, the Patrick sisters realize their lives could be in jeopardy. When the sisters are taken to a remote location, the struggle for safety truly begins.



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Lawyer Aiden Connelly has traded the frenzy of Chicago for a slower pace in sleepy Avalon – and his first case appears to be as open-and-shut as he could hope for. Hired to defend a local ex-beauty queen accused of murdering her husband, he’s confident that he’ll have the case closed in record time. But below the surface lurks a darker truth…

Will be one he’ll never forget.

Suddenly, a quiet backwater has transformed into a dangerous pressure cooker. In a town where everyone knows everyone, gathering evidence should be easy… but the harder Aiden searches, the more he appreciates how tangled this net of loyalties is. And as he digs deeper, Aiden begins to realise that his very first case in Avalon could be the beginning of his undoing…

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